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ALGIERS, Algeria, (AP) - All fac-
tions of the Palestine Liberation
Organization reached agreement1
yesterday that a future Palestinian
state should be confederated with the
kingdom of Jordan, the chief PLO
spokesman announced.
Ahmed Abdel Rahman told a news
conference that all the PLO leaders, in-
cluding the organization's chairman,
Yasser Arafat, and hard-liners George
Habash and Nayef Hawatmeh, had ac-
cepted the principle of confederation,
marking a turning point in the PLO's
The organization had previously in- Kelly
sisted on complete independence and
sovereignty for a Palentinian state.
Israel and the United States are op-
=posed to the creation of such a state, M 1u1S ?
and in his peace initiative advanced
last September, President Reagan (Continued fror
suggested a Palestinian "entity" linked said Cynthia Yao, the
with Jordan. or and only full-ti
HIGH-LEVEL Palestinian officials Yao, who has a mas
with direct access to the secret talks the University in n
told reporters earlier that the PLO founded a non-pro
leadership was close to agreemento-on several years ago
' giving King Hussein of Jordan tacit money to buy the fir
,authority to open peace talks with the Because the station
Israelis under U.S. auspices. and Huron, is a histor
Yesterday's developments could be building was eligib
regarded as a victory for Arafat, who National Register G
has been criticized by the hard-linersg
for his consultations with Hussein on group was given the
possible peace talks. dition that the group p
A senior Palestinian official, who IN ORDER to rai
requested anonymity, said, "Arafat has funds, the museumc
been mobilizing all his political influen- uneons to donate the 1
ce and guile to produce a consensus needed to fix up the
among the guerrilla leaders on dition, local business
authorizing Hussein to talk to the discounts on materia
Americans and Israelis on behalf of the was unbelievable," Y
PLO as well as on behalf of Jordan." Local industries bu

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
McGuire blows a giant soap bubble at the city's Hands-on Museum as Erin Sharp looks on.
um visitors learn by doing

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museum's direct-
me staffperson.
ster's degree from
museum practice,
fit organization
to raise enough
e station from the
, located on Fifth
rical landmark,the
le to receive a
rant, and Yao's
$60,000 on the con-
rovide $120,000.
ise the necessary
committee asked
abor and supplies
building. In ad-
es gave the group
s. "The response
ao said.
uilt the museum's

exhibits, which are designed by the
Hands-On Program Committee. "I'm a
tinkerer," explained Prof. Richard
Crane, a committee member and for-
mer thairman of the University's
physics department. Crane's duties in-
clude checking the exhibits daily,
devising new ideas, and serving as a
liason between the museum and in-
The museum is just what Ann Arbor
needs, Crane said. "I'm most struck by
the museum's guest book that people
sign when they leave. Every comment
says, just fantastic, great.' And most
importantly, we see lots of repeat
visitors," he said.
EXCEPT FOR Yao and a part-time
assistant, the museum's staff is made
up of volunteers ranging from high
school and Unviersity students to
"I wish more students would go,'
said Residential College sophomore
Alden Jones, who is earning credit
through independent study at the
museum. "I think museums in general
are really refreshing. It's good to get
away and not be inhibited, not be
cerebral. The Hands-On museum is
really good for that," she said.
Jones, who works three days a week

explaining exhibits to visitors and
designing and preparing natural scien-
ce exhibits, said working at the
museum is a welcome change from sit-
ting in a classroom. "College students
sit in lectures, read books, and we're
lost to the fact that you can learn from
picking things up and listening to
them," she said.
ANN ARBOR residents Gertrude and
Albert Wagner, both retired, work as
"explainers" in the museum. The only
requirement is enthusiasm and a few
spare hours, according to Wagner, who
chose to celebrate his 70th birthday by
being on duty that day.
The museum had more than 7,000
visitors since it opened in the fall but
according to Crane, few University
faculty and students have come.
Yao also said the museum would like
to have more volunteers from the
University. "Some departments give
credit for working here," she said. "St-
udents can offer classes in how to ex-
plore the exhibits further, help create
exhibits, assist with clerical work, and
serve as "explainers." Future volun-
teers, Yao added, even get a free visit.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Lebanese Christians blamed
for Palestinian refugee deaths
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Gangs of Lebanese Christians bent on driving
Palestinians from their homes are terrorizing the Israeli-occupied south,
and 15 mutilated Palestinian corpses have been found in the area, a U.N.
agency said yesterday.
Statements by U.N. officials in Beirut and Vienna reported that 15 bodies
were discovered in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp near the southern city of
Sidon during the past two weeks. Many victims were identified as
Palestinian refugees and some were shot or burned. Three burned corpses
were discovered Thursday near Em el-Hilweh, a camp with 15,000 refugees
26 miles south of Beirut, the statements said.
Spokesmen for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency linked the
alleged campaign to rightist Christian Phalangist militiamen, blamed by an
Israeli judicial commission for the Sept. 16-18 massacre of Palestinians in
Beirut's Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps.
Representatives of the Phalange Party and its militia were not available
in their offices for comment. But Phalange Party spokesman Salim Reaidi
last week denied similar accusations of anti-Palestinian intimidation, saying
"this is not done by us." He did not elaborate.
Israelis debate Sharon's future
TEL AVIV, Israel - Despite the government's decision to oust Ariel
Sharon as defense minister because of the Beirut massacre, a tough battle
loomed yesterday over whether Sharon should hold another Cabinet post.
Sharon told reporters after a speech in Tel Aviv on Friday that "there was
a reshuffle of portfolios, and that's the end of the problem." He did not
elaborate. Another Cabinet minister, Energy Minister Yitzbak Modai, told
Israel radio yesterday that Sharon was willing to serve in any Cabinet
But Prime Minister Menachem Begin's spokesman, Uri Porat, said the
government had not yet decided Sharon's political future. He said a decision
"probably" would be reached during the Cabinet's regular session today.
Opposition Labor Party leader Shimon Peres indicated he would give the
government until today to make up its mind on a new post for Sharon before
considering whether to join the centrist Shinui Party in a motion of no-
confidence which the party plans to raise in the Israeli Parliament early this
Murder suspect arraigned in
London; more bones unearthed
LONDON - Police searching for corpses of drifters strangled by a mass
killer said they unearthed charred human bones in a London backyard
yesterday, and a former army chef was arraigned on charges of murdering
one of the victims.
Dennis Nilsen, 37, a civil servant who once cooked for the queen's royal
guard while serving in the Army Catering Corps, was charged with killing
Stephen Sinclair, a homeless, unemployed 20-year-old.
Sinclair is the only victim identified so far out of the 17 vagrants believed
A plumber found rotting chunks of Sinclair's body and pieces of two other
cadavers in the sewer beneath a north London boarding house last Wed-
nesday. Searchers later-reported finding other body parts in Nilsen's rooms.
Police began going through another north London home and said they ex-
pected to find pieces of 13 or 14 more bodies in what is emerging as one of the
biggest mass murder cases in British history.
Yesterday, the man leading the hunt, Detective Supt. Norman Briers, said
a "considerable number" of bones-probably human-had been found at the
second house. One appeared to be from a hip and another was part of a'rib,
Briers said. },x=
Some bones appeared to have been burned before they were buried about a
foot deep, he said. He estimated they had been in the ground for a year.
U.S. may test missiles in Canada
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force went searching for cold weather and
sparse snow-covered terrain to test its ne, air-launched cruise missile un-
der conditions duplicating those in the western Soviet Union. It found what it
was looking for in Canada.
Though a cruise missile flight in Canadian skies is at least a year away,
Canada and the United States broke the ice with an umbrella agreement that
puts the U.S. military on a path toward a largely uninhabited tract of Alberta
for the testing of new generation weapons.
But the prospect of the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range, which strad-
dles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, becoming a simulated battleground
for nuclear-capable American weapons has provided a focus for protest by
Canada's fledgling anti-nuclear movement.
Diet pills may cause strokes
SAN DIEGO - Some over-the-counter diet pills containing an am-
phetamine-like substance can cause serious side effects ranging from
irritability to stroke, and Indiana neurologist said yesterday.
Dr. Shirley Mueller told physicians gathered in San Diego for a stroke
seminar sponsored by the American Heart Association the stimulant
phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is similar to amphetamines taken off the

market in 1979 by the federal government.
The substance is in many diet pills and some nasal decongestants
available without a prescription.
Dr.'Mueller said she was involved in a research project in which PPA
and caffeine taken from commercial diet pills were given to rats. The doses
were the equivalent of three to six times the recommended dosage. Over 20
percent of the rats injected suffered strokes.
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Sunday, February 13,1983
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