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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom




Mostly cloudy and cool, with a
chance of showers and a high
near 60.

Vol. XCIV - No. 13 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 22, 1983 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Soviet admits
Korean plane

downing of
'a mistake'

From AP and UPI
EDINBURGH, Scotland - A Soviet
official acknowledged yesterday that
Soviet pilots made a "mistake" in the
downing of a South Korean airliner. He
said they wrongly identified it as a
military reconnaissance plane and
wouldn't have shot it down if they had
known it was a commercial flight.
He repeated the allegation that the
Korean Air Lines jumbo jet was on a
spy mission.
IT WAS THE first Soviet admission of
error in the Sept. I destruction of the
Boeing 747 and the 269 people aboard af-
ter the plane was intercepted over the
Soviet island of Sakhalin.
"Of course, it was a mistake in the
sense that the pilots took this plane for a
reconnaissance plane," the official,
Viktor Linnyk, said in English in an in-

'Had we known it was civilian, we wouldn't
have shot, never - even though it was


- Soviet


totally different. I am absolutely cer-
tain of that."
He repeated earlier Soviet conten-
tions that there was "strong evidence"
the Koreah plane was on a spy mission
but added, "Had we ,known it was
civilian, we wouldn't have shot, never
- even though it was spying."
He noted American admissions that a
U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane
was operating over the north Pacific at
the same time the Korean plane flew over
the Kamchatka peninsula, which is
studded with top-secret Soviet
military bases.
LINNYK SAID the presence of the
U.S. plane made Soviet interceptor
pilots "trigger-happy."
BBC correspondent Tim Sebastian
reported that British delegates to the
See SOVIET, Page 6

terview with the British Broadcasting
Corp. The BBC identified him as an ad-
visor to the Soviet leadership and one of
the nine members of the Soviet
delegation to an Edinburgh University
conference on East-West relations.
Another member of the Soviet
delegation, Viktor Afanasyev, editor-in-
chief of the Soviet Communist Party
newspaper Pravda, on Sunday

criticized Soviet military leaders for
waiting six days before they admitted
the airliner was shot down.
LINNYK, WHO the BBC said is a
consultant to the Communist Party cen-
tral committee's department of inter-
nal information, said the pilots who in-
tercepted KAL Flight 007 "never
thought it was a civilian plane. If they
did, the decision would have been



Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Dr. Evelyn Fisher of Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital tells Residential College
students that AIDS research exemplifies modern medical challenges.
AIDS: Few answers


to many qi
A Detroit-area infectious disease
specialist last night said that the scien-
tific community's race to find a cure for
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syn-
drome (AIDS) typifies the challenge of
modern medicine.
"We don't know what the agent is, but
even it you don't you can tell how it has
been transmitted by who gets.it, who
doesn't and by the victim's activities,"
Dr. Evelyn Fisher told the Residential
College audience.
FISHER TOLD the students of
Western and non-Western medicine
course that AIDS research involves
collecting case histories and drawing
relationships between cases to suggest

The students have been using AIDS
as an example of how Western medical
researchers solve puzzles.
Little is known about the cause of
AIDS, but much has been learned about
its symptoms, treatment, and preven-
tion, Fisher said.
AIDS STRIKES by breaking down the
immune system, leaving its victim
defenseless against a variety of "oppor-
tunistic" infections such as certain
forms of cancer and pneumonia that
normally would not prove fatal in
healthy people.
According to Fisher, there have been
13 cases of AIDS reported in the
metropolitan Detroit area. The figure
See AIDS, Page 6

A federal judge yesterday threatened
to lock city school board officials and
striking teachers in his chambers over
the weekend if they do not reach a set-
tlement by 4 p.m. Friday.
At an afternoon hearing, U.S. District
Court Judge Ross Campbell postponed
a decision on the board's request for an
injunction to force the teachers back to
work and criticized both sides for their
failure to settle the 16-day-old strike.
EARLY yesterday morning,
however, the teachers accepted the
board's proposal for a new health in-
surance policy - the key issue which
has stalled talks and kept 14,000 studen-
ts out of school for two weeks.
That progress is "extremely
significant," and the remaining dispute
over salary increases should be
resolved quickly, said Wiley Brownlee

deputy school superintendent.
The insurance agreement calls on
teachers to phase out their insurance
contracts with the Michigan
Educational Special Services Ad-
ministration (MESSA) over the next
three years.
THE TEACHERS would keep
MESSA this year and have the option of
choosing another plan next year.
Teachers and school board officials still
disagree on what would happen the
third year.
The school board says teachers who
elect to keep MESSA should pay the dif-
ference between it and a less-expensive
program, but the Ann Arbor education
Association, the teacher's union, objec-
ts to that plan.
Teachers accepted the proposal on
the condition that terms for the third
See JUDGE, Page 2

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Regental reasoning
Regent Deane Baker explains his views on current campus issues yesterday.
See story, page 2.

Reagan hails war powers
compromise with House


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WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan hailed the war powers com-
promise with Congress yesterday as a
"welcome step forward in our pursuit
of peace" in Lebanon by authorizing
1,200 Marines to remain there for
another 18 months.
Secretary of State Geroge Shultz,
urging approval of the comporomise
fashioned Tuesday by negotiators for
the White House and congressional
leaders, told a House committee that
the United States plans no wider role
for its military forces in Lebanon.
"WHAT WE are doing in Lebanon is
right," Shultz said. He added it would
be wrong for the United States to "turn
tail and run" by withdrawing the
Marine contingent from the
multinational peacekeeping force.
Reagan, speaking to a White House
luncheon for broadcasters, said
keeping the Marines on peacekeeping
duty "is absolutely crucial if the
fighting is to stop, the Soviet-sponsored

aggression against Lebanon is to end
and the diplomats have a chance to
Reagan expressed reservations about
a provision in the compromise dealing
with the president's obligations to
Congress under the War Powers Act of
1973. But he said that if the House and
Senate approve the measure, "It'll send
a signal to the world that America will
continue to participate in the
multinational force trying to help that
nation back on its feet."
THE COMPROMISE declared that
the Marines are in hostilities requiring
Congress, under the War Powers Act, to
authorize their continued presence in
Lebanon or allow their automatic with-
drawal within 90 days. At the same
time, however, Congress would avoid a
confrontation with Reagan under the
measure by agreeing to keep the
Marines there, at their presnet
strength, for 18 months.
See REAGAN Page 6



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Dueling yachts
The Australina 12-meter yacht Australia II (left) and the US entry Liberty appear to cross sails as they engage in a
tacking duel off Newport, R.I. yesterday. For details of the America's Cup Race, See Sports, Page 10.

... hails compromise

Haig returns
WHEN ALEXANDER HAIG last came to campus,
anti-military protestors had to be content with shout-
ing nasty things at the former Secretary of State from a
distance - only a select few were allowed to listen to his
speeches. But Haig will visit the University again in Oc-
tober, and this time the lecture will be open to the public.
LT- _ ..M r..en..i -- AD-:- in nA arin nman,

something, there's a piece of paper up on the wall that
shows I know what I'm talking about," he said. Willems is
closing out a law practice to provide time for his ninth
college degree, this one in chemical engineering. He said it
all started in 1954, when he received a degree in political
science from the University. That was followed by a
bachelor's degree in management from the University of
Illinois in 1962, a master's in public administration from
that school in 1964, master's degrees in education and
business administration from the University of Michigan in
1969, a law degree from Wayne State University in 1975, a
master's degree in letters and law from the same school

taught by Ira Distenfield, Beverly Hills manager of the in-
vestment firm Smith, Barney, Harris Upham and Co.
"The goal of the program is to help inmates develop a
sense of accomplishment, a basic understanding of how
business operates, and to give them an opportunity to meet
prospective future employers," Distenfield said.
Each inmate in Distenfield's class if given $10,000 in play
money to invest and orders are handled as if they were ac-
tual purchases. At the end of the program, the most suc-
cessful "investor" wins $500.
Distenfield has run the program at various prisons since
1970 and has taught the ins and outs of the market to about

" 1958 - Four University students returned to Michigan
after Niagara Falls police sent them homeward. The four
had been sighted a mile upstream from the brink of the
falls, with a barrel carrying a sign reading, "Today at 3:00,
Barrel Attempt." The students claimed they had been
" 1970 - The Michigan Union agreed to rent 2,300 square
feet of space to a student bookstore, which was scheduled to
open in January 1971.
*1972 - A University housing office committee voted to
continue boycotting lettuce from Arizona and California
that had not been picked by the United Farm Workers



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