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CERRO MIRACAPA, El Salvador -
Government troops yesterday tried to
drive leftist rebels deeper into their
northern strongholds to prevent any ''This is
guerrillas attempt to disrupt the Marchrs n
25 presidential elections. But the President'
guerrillas blunted the offensive by tral Ameri
launching several counterattacks.
The guerrillas killed five soldiers and
wounded 30 on Tuesday during heavy
combat along a 10-mile front manned
by 2,000etroops in northern San Miguel
province, about 90 miles east of San
Salvador near the Honduran border. expressed some doubts
The army began operating in the area would be honored.
eight days ago to cut off rebel supply The offensive was p
and communications lines leading from sure there is no interf
the headquarters of the People balloting.
,Revolutionary Army in Perquin, 127 In Washington t
miles northeast of the capital. propriations Committ
The rebels say they have no plans to day to give President Rea
disrupt the nation's first presidential in emergency military a
election since 1977, but the military has Salvador, and the $211
tsh in El Salvador
an important part of the
s program for democracy in Cen-
- Larry Speakes
White House Spokesman
Last Thursday the committee refused
to grant Reagan's request for $21
million for anti-Sandinista rebels in
Nicaragua and it postponed a vote on
the El Salvador aid.
Reagan contends the money for El
Salvador is needed to ensure that
government military forces have
enough equipment to forstall trouble
during the national elections.
The Appropriations Committee, tur-
ning a $150 million African famine
relief bill into a catchall foreign policy
package, also approved an amendment
barring permanent U.S. military con-
struction in Honduras unless it is first
authorized by Congress.
The House Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee later yesterday was to take up the
administration's request for extra
money for El Salvador this year and its
request for money for Central America
for fiscal 1985.
s that the pledge
planned to make
ference with the
he Senate Ap-
ee voted vester-
agan the $93 million
id he wants for El
million he asked
for Nicaraguan rebels.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said Reagan telephoned 10
members of the committee Tuesday to
lobby for the measures and spoke by
telephone with Sen. John Stennis (D-
Miss.) shortly before the vote.
The additional money was approved
on a voice vote after a Democratic bid
to delay action was narrowly rejected.
University gays hope
discrimination will end
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many homosexuals keep their sexual
identity a secret, Aaron said.
"It's discrimination to prevent people
from being who they are" he said.
THE POLICY statement will send the
message that it's "okay to be gay,"
Although the policy statement does
not have to be approved by University
Regents, Shapiro wil submit the
proposal to them for comments at their
monthly meeting today.
Shapiro would not have released the
statement if he wasn't certain of the
regents' support, Aaron said.
"(Shapiro) is a politician," said
Aaron, adding that he is confident the
regents will approve the proposal.
SHAPIRO'S decision to release the
statement this week is probably a result
of the recent demonstrations by the
Queers Action Committee, (Quac), said
Godre. Godre, a QuAC member, said
the rally held on the Diag and a brief
sit-in in Shapiro's office this month
pushed Shapiro to act quickly.
LaGROC initially asked the Univer-
sity for protection 15 months ago.
Overall, however, members of the
gay and lesbian community are pleased
with the policy statement, added Paula
rust, a graduate student and QuAC
Aaron said it is likely more gay and
lesbian students and'faculty members
will come out as a result of the
LaGROC is also requesting that:
" Shapiro publicly announce that the
University will not discriminate on the
basis of sexual orientation;
" the statement be included in the
University logo that appears on all
" grievance procedures be clearly
" an effort is made to educate students
and faculty members about
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
IRA's political leader wounded
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Gunmen firing from a car shot and wounded
Irish Republican Army political leader Gerry Adams yesterday, and an
outlawed Protestant group claimed responsibility, police said.
Adams, 35, was hit in the neck and shoulder and underwent surgery to
remove at least one bullet. He was in stable condition at Royal Victoria
Hospital, officials said.
A police squad car rammed the gunmen's brown sedan before it could
speed away, and three Protestants were arrested. The Ulster Freedom
Fighters claimed responsibility for the attack, said a police spokesman who
A senior police officer who asked not to be identified said security forces
were preparing for "possible revenge attacks by the IRA."
After the shooting, youths in Roman Catholic West Belfast set one bus on
fire and stoned several others, said a police spokesman who also requested
anonymity. He said the incidents were "minor" with no injuries or arrests.
The shooting followed a surge of IRA attacks in the troubled British
province in which at least six Protestants have been killed in the last 12 days.
Farmers blockade banks, offices
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - About 75 farmers, protesting what they call the
"triple whammy" of high interest rates, high energy costs and low crop
prices, yesterday blockaded banks and federal farm agencies a second day
with trucks and tractors.
They began the peaceful protest Tuesday morning, saying a similar
demonstration in Thief River Falls, Minn., expedited loan processing by the
Farmers Home Administration in Minnesota and attracted the federal
"Many are still waiting for word on their farm loan applications before
they can make plans for this spring's planting," Gov. Allen Olson wrote
Agriculture Secretary John Block. "It is a difficult situation at best."
Many farmers have nothing left to use as collateral because land values
are eroding, said Warren Rittenbach of Jamestown, one of the' protest
The farmers vowed to maintain their blockade through the week unless
they get action from Washington.
FBI arrests armored car driver
PORTAGE, Ind. - A "straight arrow" driver of a cash-filled armored
car, who disappeared during a pickup at a Michigan grocery, was jailed with
his brother yesterday and charged with interstate transportation of stolen
The FBI recovered $400,000 in cash, plus food stamps and checks.
John Murray, 39, was arrested Tuesday night in Portage and his brother,
Floyd, 41, was arrested yesterday morning.
The two River Rouge, Michigan, residents appeared late yesterday before
a U.S. magistrate who set bond at $100,000 each. Both waived removal
hearings and were turned over to the U.S. marshal to be returned to the
Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit where they were charged with inter-
state transportation of stolen property.
If convicted, the brothers could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined
as much as $10,000.
Church eondemns crucifix ban
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's "crucifix war" heated up yesterday with
the Roman Catholic Church condemning the communist regime for banning
the crosses from classrooms and warning the move threatened to provoke
The church's highest executive body, the nine-member Church Council,
chaired by Cardinal Jozef Glemp, said in a statement yesterday that
previous attempts to ban crucifixes from classrooms "always sparked
"The crucifixes should remain in the classrooms to meet the desires of
Catholic society - statements made by the authorities banning crucifixes
from schools cause anxiety," the statement said.
Glemp was expected to personally speak out against the crucifix ban in a
sermon at St. John's Cathederal in downtown Warsaw last night.
The statement opposing the ban that was first imposed a week ago amid
angry student protest, further deepened the church-state conflict only two
days before the Communist Party was to begin a major conference aimed at
demonstrating the party's firm control of the country.
Big Dan's rape defendant
claims woman was willing
FALL RIVER, Mass. - One of six men charged with gang rape testified
yesterday that he tried and failed to have sex on a barroom pool table with a
willing woman who hugged him afterwards and asked him to take her home.
Daniel Silva, 27, is one of six Portuguese immigrants charged with raping
and sexually'abusing a 22-year-old woman on March 6, 1983 at Big Dan's, a
New Bedford bar that has since been closed.
He was the first defendant to take the stand in three weeks of testimony.
"She never said anything. She was, you know, willing," Silva said. He said
she asked him for drugs and willingly attempted sex with him.
But Silva said he saw the woman "get angry and run from the bar" then he
refused to take her to his house.
Silva and Joseph Vieira are being tried in an afternoon trial. Condeiro,
Victor Raposo, Jose Medeiros and Virgilio Medeiros are being tried in a
separate morning session. The Medeiros men are not related.
Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Bruce Aaron, spokesman for LaGROC at Campus Meet the Press yesterday,
talks about gay rights and the new presidential policy statement on
Petition drive falters on legality
(Continued from Page 1) "This really doesn't upset us," he notices to TAs who had not paid dues;
he fee voluntary. The group collected said. "We feel that we're the majority, warning them that they could lose their
pore than a third of the signatures it not the minority. We get a dozen calls a jobs if they refused to pay.
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would have needed to ask GEO to vote
on a contract revision, said Vander-
Of the University's 1,700 TAs, about
600 would have needed to sign the
petition to force GEO to vote on a con-
DESPITE THE setback, Vanderveen
says the group, called Graduate
Students for an Open University, will
continue to fight the mandatory fee.
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day concerning the petition. I talked to
50 or 60 people and only two wouldn't
sign the petition."
If enough signatures are collected,
the group may still ask GEO to consider
changing the contract, Vanderveen
Last week, GEO began mailing
Many TAs have paid their dues since
the notices were sent, said GEO
President Celeste Burke.
Collecting fees from all TAs is vital to
the union's survival in order to main-
tain a strong bargaining position with
the University, Burke said.
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and so afraid, and stoop so low," he said.
But he added that incidents have
caused some PSN members to lean
towards concentrating on educational
efforts, such as handing out leaflets,
and holding teach-ins, whiile others are
still committed to acts of civil
"I think it's making people think a lit-
tle more about what they're doing,"
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"IF OVER 600 people in the most
conservative organization on campus
can see fault (in the code), anyone
should be able to see it," he said.
The proposed code places fraternities,
sororities, and cooperatives under its
Other student representatives on the
panel included Michigan Student
Assembly President Mary Rowland,
members of the "No Code" group, and
Cathy Godre, a member of the Queers
Action Committee (QuAC).
GODRE SAID she is concerned that
the code might prevent some of the
group's actions such as a silent vigil
they held in President Harold Shapiro's
office last week to ask for a policy to
protect gays from discrimination on
"It's really important that we stick
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together and fight this code," Godre
said. "We can't let ourselves be divided
on single issues," she said. Godre ex-
plained students should not support the
code only on the basis of the sexual
harassment provisions because other
sections of the code are unacceptable.
Under the code the University could
punish students for committing arson,
sexual harassment, assault, theft, van-
dalism and some types of civil
disobedience - acts that civil
authorities currently enforce. Student
offenders would be tried by a Univer-
sity hearing officer, and in most cases,
a hearing board.
Mary Garrison, president of the "No
Code" group which helped organize the
teach-in, said "We will not allow
someone else to control our lives. We
want to determine for ourselves what
type of educational environment we
Jonathan Rose, a lawyer 'in Student
Legal Services, also criticized the code
on the grounds that it will stifle dissent
In the face of heated opposition to the
code, Colburn contended that there is
still a large sentiment for passing the
proposal. "I've probably had more
students in my office than are here in
this room, saying how important and
needed this particular code is."
.Jbr Sibigan ?Usiti
Thursday, March 15, 1984
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