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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 11, 1983-Page 9
Local cable franchise
to offer 4 new channels

By JULIE WINOKUR
Local cable television subscribers
could be switching from Mickey Mouse
to Playboy Playmates by remote con-
trol this April.
Ann Arbor . Cablevision announced
yesterday the addition of four new
channels and a remote control device to
its 22-channel service.
OVER THE NEXT five months, the
company plans to add The Disney
Channel, Cable News Network
Headline News, a public affairs net=
work, and a health network.
The Cable Headline News and Cable
Health Network will both debut March 1

on channels 5 and 3 respectively.
Headline News will feature faster
paced and more up-to-the minute repor-
ting than the present 24-hour cable-
news program, a company spokesper-
son said. The health channel will
provide 24-hour medical and health-
related programming.
The Movie Channel, which is curren-
tly broadcast on channel 5 and 30, will
only be broadcast on channel 30,
Cablevision officials said.
THE DISNEY CHANNEL will bow
April 18, nationally as well as in Ann
Arbor. The channel's $7.95 monthly
charge will cover 16 daily hours of

Disney movies, animation, documen-
taries, and special programs.
By July, Cable Satellite Public Af-
fairs Network will debut on Channel 11.
It will offer daily coverage of the House
of Representatives, interviews with
national leaders, and coverage of
special political events.
Home Box Office, which currently
broadcasts on Channel 11, will broad-
cast on channel 29.
Subscribers will not be charged for
any of the new channels besides the
Disney channel.
In March, Cablevision also plans to
offer a remote control channel selector
for $3 per month.

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AP Photo
be caused by a grenade ripped through the

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EPA officials subpoenaed

Only a few moments after this photo was taken an explosion believed to
crowd of anti-Sharon demonstrators in Jerusalem.

Israeli cabinet votes Sharon out

(Continued from Page 1)
intend at this stage to say anything
about my next moves."
TRANSPORT MINISTER Haim Cor-
du said the Cabinet would decide Sun-
day how to deal with the defense
minister. Although it can take the
defense portfolio away from him, only
Begin can remove him from the
Cabinet.
Justice Minister Moshe Nissim said
the Cabinet decision to accept the
commission's recommendations in full
meant Sharon had to quit. But Energy
Minister Yitzhak Modai told reporters,
"He said he will not resign," and Israel
army radio said he argued at length
against the report, claiming that it
branded "a mark of Cain" on Israel by
saying it was indirectly responsible for
the massacre.
A senior Israeli official said earlier
Begin did not want to fire Sharon. This
would leave Begin the options of
resigning himself, possibly forming a
new cabinet without Sharon or placing
him in a lesser ministry, or calling new
elections.

OUTSIDE BEGIN'S office in a
parking lot less than 100 yards away, a
grenade explosion during the 5 -hour
Cabinet meeting killed one of about 100
demonstrators demanding that Sharon
be fired and wounded nine people, in-
cluding three police.
The blast went off in the midst of the
anti-Sharon protestors who were
carrying flaming torches and banners
60 feet from the gates of the office of
Begin where the Cabinet was con-
sidering the findings of the Beirut
massacre commission.
The Cabinet, in its third consecutive
day of debate on the commission's
recommendation that Sharon resign or
be fired, had been meeting for four
hours when the explosion occurred.
"This was indescribable and in-
tolerable," said Interior Minister Josef
Burg, who runs the national police and
whose only son, Avraham, was among
the wounded, Armed Forces Radio
said.
SHARON, BESIEGED by suppor-
ters, arrived at the Cabinet meeting 90

minutes late. Mounted police and
security forces held back anti-Sharon
protestors. Israel radio said he stayed
away fro the first hour and a half to give
the ministers a chance to discuss his
fate freely.
Israeli newspapers have demanded
that the government adopt the panel's
recommendations. The daily Haaretz
editorialized against the idea of the
government setting early elections to
avoid implementing the report. "The
resignation of the government, without
the implementation of the recommen-
dations of the ... commission, will be
understood as mocking the law and its
processes, and the crowning of political
expediency as an overriding value in
public life," it said.
The National Religious Party,
Begin's senior coalition partner, op-
posed early elections. Interior
Secretary Yosef Burg, leader of the
party, had said he would urge Begin to
resign and form a new government in 24
hours, which is constitutionally legal.

WASHINGTON (AP) -Environmen-
tal Protection Agency chief Anne Gor-
such and 36 other EPA officials were
subpoenaed yesterday in the escalating
battle between Congress and the ad-
ministration over handling of the
"superfund" cleanup of toxic wastes.
the House Energy and Commerce in-
vestigations subcommittee demanded
information about the agency's overall
enforcement policies as well as detailed
data relating to five specific waste
disposal sites.
Among those summoned were Gor-
such; former Assistant Admnistrator
Rita Lavelle, who was fired by
President- Reagan this week; 35 other
EPA staffers in Washington and
California; and a broad range of agen-
cy documents.
"We intend to serve them as quickly
as we can," said chairman Rep. John
Dngell (D-Mich.).
The EPA said it would have no com-
ment. "We're still looking for the sub-
poenas over here," said spokesman
Rusty Brashear.
Meanwhile, the White House was
becoming more involved in the
burgeoning dispute, which already has
produced a constitutional battle over a

contemp of Congress charge against
Gorsuch and has spurred five separate
House investigations- with a sixth
probe likely in the Senate.
Larry Speakes, deputy White House
press secretary, said President Reagan
was briefed on the development and that
Counsel Fred Fielding "is looking at the
situation over there at EPA."
Rep. James Broyhill of North
Carolina, ranking Republican on
Dingell's subcommittee, met with
Fielding later in the day and urged the
administration to cooperate with
Congress. The White House, Broyhill
said, "has a duty and responsibility" to
do so.
The congressional inquiry into EPA's
handling of the $1.6 billion "superfund"
program to clean up abandoned
chemical dumps have accelerated since
Reagan's firing of Lavelle, the person
in charge of the program.
The chief lawyer for the House,
General Counsel Stanley Brand, war-
ned the EPA of criminal sanctions if
subpoenaed documents are destroyed.
He said two automated paper shred-
deers had been moved into EPA
headquarters, including one next to
Lavelle's former office. He said

Congress had information that the
shredders had been used in off-hours,
with no records kept on their use.
Rep. James Howard, (D-N.J, Chair-
man of the Pubic Works Committee,
late yesterday asked Attorney General
William Smith for assurances that the
documents "are not being tampered with
or destroyed."
"It is absolutely essential to our in-
vestigation that the security of the
documents the committee seeks be
assued," Howard said in a letter to
Smith.
EPA spokesman Chris Rice said the
shredders were used only for legitimate
purposes, but were being removed from
the superfund office to avoid furthe con-
troversy. "The shredders have never
been used for the destruction of original
sensitive documents related to
congressional inquiries," he said.

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