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SAGINAW (UPI- - Jesse Jackson
rebounded from the twin setbacks of a
toothache and balky airplane to warn
fellow campaigners Gary Hart and
Walter Mondale to act "like grownups"
and to .tell off industry during his
Michigan campaign swing yesterday.
The Democratic contender was hours
late at a Saginaw high school where an
enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500
passed the waiting time listening to
speeches and gospel hymns.
HIS BITING critique of America' s
private sector to the audience from the
economically-depressed auto town said
that there has been "much too little
focus on the private sector." He ac-
cused corporations of replacing
"'Robert with robots" and exporting
In a similar vein at Flint in the late
afternoon Jackson told a much smaller
crowd of 350-400 at the City Council
chamber that "the private economy
has imposed chemical warfare on the
American people" in the form of
By SUSAN MAKUCH
So Mom and Dad said no to that trip
down to the Mardi Gras this year. Well,
don't fret about it - Michigras is here.
The University Activities Center's
version of the Fat Tuesday festival
begins tonight in the U-Club with
an avalanche of humor at the Comedy
MARDI GRAS is an annual
celebration which takes place the uesday
before lent, but student's who can't
spare the time (or money) to party in
New Orleans, will have the chance to do
it in good ol' Ann Arbor for the next
What began as the Spring Carnival
about 50 years ago, evolved into
Michigras in the early 1970s. UAC wan-
ted that Mardi Gras flavor, according
to Michigras chairman Rob Markus, so
the name was changed to reflect that
The sole purpose of Michigras, is "to
party and to have a good time," Markus
said. "This is just about the time that
students are bogged down with mid-
terms and papers, so we want them to
just have fun for a few days."
UAC MEMBERS are singing "All
Night Long" - the theme for the week
- and they mean it. "The song fits,"
Markus said. "It is gonna be a party all
A new addition to the festivities is the
Michilympics, a team sport that spans
three days, and seven truly athletic
events such as jello snarfing and pizza
eating. The three-man and three-
woman teams have until noon
tomorrow to register for the "ilym-
Other highlights include "Pro-Bar
Night" with Dooley's, Rick's and The
Count offering competing drink prices
tomorrow evening; "Battle of the Ban-
ds," where eight local bands vie for the
championship title tomorrow, Friday
and Saturday nights; the Billy Frye
Fry, where the University vice
president gets toasted to a CRISP
Friday evening; and a casino night on
...plans Ann Arbor visit
pollution. He said he does not
necessarily oppose tax breaks for
businessbut that corporations "should
be obligated once they get the tax
dollars to reinvest."
At both stops Jackson criticized
military spending. He noted in Saginaw
that Michigan received a very poor
return on its federal tax dollar.
IN FLINT he took several jabs at
Gary Hart and Walter Mondale on
defense and other issues.
He said Mondale leans on the late
Hubert Humphrey and Hart on the late
"Both need to stand up on their own
feet like grown folks," Jackson said.
Jackson started out the day with a
toothache and an airplane with a faulty
engine thatcaused him to cancel his
first two scheduled stops at Grand
Rapids and the state capital in Lansing.
CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS said
Jackson would try to reschedule at
least one of the missed stops on March
14 for a tour which will include a stop
in Ann Arbor.
Tiro arrested in steam tunnel
By RANDI HARRIS
Two University students were
arrested yesterday for unlawful entry
into the underground steam tunnels,
according to Ann Arbor police.
The pair, who said they were looking
around, were released, but the police
plan to interview the students before
deciding whether to prosecute, said Sgt.
The tunnels, which are large enough
to walk through, contain pipes for
steam heat and phone lines. The tun-
nels can be entered through kiosks and
through University buildings, though
doors to these enterances are supposed
to be locked.
Unlawful entry is considered a
misdemeanor with a sentence of up to
90 days in jail, said Tinsey. The
University usually presses charges
against steam tunnel intruders, he ad-
Compled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
UAW president opens bargaining
with threat of summer strike
DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Owen Bieber told cheering
delegates at the union's bargaining convention yesterday that General
Motors Corp. or Ford Motor Co. could face a strike this summer unless they
"share their abundance with us."
"The corporations are making money and the workers deserve their fair
share of those profits," Bieber said to the 2,500 delegates.
The three-day convention was called to plan strategy for labor talks with
14 corporations, GM and Ford chief among them.
Both automakers, after suffering a four-year sales slump, enjoyed record
profits last year - $3.73 billion for GM and $1.87 billion at Ford.
Two years ago, UAW employees of the two companies gave up the
equivalent of $3 billion in wages and benefits in their contracts.
"We were responsible in 1982 when sales hit bottom and we agreed to share
the hardship with the companies," Bieber declared. "Now it's their turn to
be responsible by sharing their abundance with us."
Tenn. escapees seen in N.C.
may have shot police officer
NEBO, N.C. - Two dangerous criminals who escaped from a Tennessee
prison last month have been located in North Carolina where they are
believed to have shot a highway patrolman, state officials said yesterday.
"My information now is that they have been identified as the ones we are
looking for," said state patrol Capt. Chester Sutton.
Shotgun-toting troopers, some with bloodhounds, checked licenses and
leads around Nebo, a McDowell County town in extreme western North
Carolina where two men were believed to have fled after wounding Trooper
The escapees - James Clegg and Ronald Lee Freeman - were con-
sidered "armed and extremely dangerous," Sutton said.
Iraq denies chemical warfare
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Iraq denied yesterday that it had used chemical
weapons against Iran and called the United States "unbalanced and
hypocritical" for saying that it believed Iran's claims.
Iraq also announced its forces launched a large scale counterattack to
recapture the Majnoon Islands oil field. Iraq said if it couldn't regain control
of the Majnoon, it might be driven to "destroy" Kharg Island, Iran's major
oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf region.
Iran, which seized Majnoon 10 days ago, verified that Iraq had launched a
"massive" counterattack but said it was repulsed with heavy losses.
The claims could not be independently verified. Foreign correspondents
are rarely permitted in war zones during battles between Iranian and Iraqi
British warden slain by IRA
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Two IRA terrorists shot and killed a deputy
warden of top-security Maze prison as he, his wife and 3-year-old daughter
emerged from their house yesterday.
The Irish Republican Army said the slaying of William McConnell was a
"salutary lesson" to officials at the prison, which houses about 900 IRA
guerrillas and Protestant prisoners.
The gunmen approached McConnell on foot and fired several shots at
point-blank range as his wife and daughter screamed, a police spokesman
'He died instantly," said the spokesman, who declined to be identified.
The wife and daughter were not injured.
Bill Wilson, chief of the Royal Ulster Constabulary police force, described
the shooting as a "carefully planned, callous attack."
"The prison officer ... came out of his house accompanied by his wife and
3-year-old child," the police spokesman said. "The two men then ran across
the road and fired a number of shots at the prison officer. They made off in a
silver Austin Metro car owned by an elderly couple."
McConnell was the 22nd Maze official to be killed since 1976 by the IRA.
Lebanese factions support talks
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Druse and Moslem leaders said yesterday they
would support a cease-fire in Lebanon and cooperate in next week's recon-
ciliation talks now that President Amin Gemayel has met Syria's demand
and canceled the Lebanon-Israel troop withdrawal agreement.
Moslem and Christian militiamen exchanged gunfire across the "green
line" dividing the capital city. But hostilities were at a significantly lower
level following Monday's cancellation of the May 17 accord.
FACED WITH the withdrawal of U.S. military support in Lebanon and
beleaguered by Druse and Shiite Moslem militias, the Gemayel government
agreed to scrap the pact after Gemayel met with President Hafez Assad of
Syria. The action underlined Syria's growing influence over Lebanon and
opened the way for talks on ending the civil war.
The Syrian-supported Druse and Shiite militias also wanted the pact
abrogated. Their leaders yesterdaysoftened their demands for Gemayel's
Government sources, who declinedto be identified, said the conferees will
be asked to form a new national coalition Cabinet and discuss
"reorganizing the army," which split along religious lines during the latest
round of civil warfare.
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