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Violet Deroscar and an unidentified man survey the wreckage of her Miami home after former Dade Coutny, Florida
school superintendent Johnny Jones crashed into her house and killed her six-year-old son Allan.
Ford faces costly UAWcontract
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid a
growing chorus of calls for a high-level
conference on the Third World debt
crisis, Treasury Secretary Donald
Regan yesterdayr urged that such
global discussions be held next spring.
But at the same time, Regan stated
his opposition to requests from poorer
countries for more aid from the Inter-
national Monetary Fund to help them
through their earnings crunch.
"THE GLOBAL economic outlook
has improved and financial strains are
easing," he said in remarks to finance
ministers from around the world atten-
ding a meeting of the policymaking
board of the 147-member fund.
Just a day earlier, finance ministers
from 24 developing countries offered a
different view of their plight.,
"Notwithstanding some im-
provement in prospects for growth in
output and trade in 1984, the economic
and financial conditions' in many
developing countries remained
severely constrained," they said in a
THE FINANCE ministers are
meeting this weekend to adopt policy
positions in advance of Monday's start
of the annual meetings of the IMF and
its sister agency, the World Bank.
Some of the officials from developing
countries greeted Regan's proposal
cooly Friday after he first disclosed it
to reporters, apparently because they
don't want the agenda set up through
the IMF and the World Bank, where the
industrialized countries have greater
In offering his plan, Regan told the
finance ministers, "There can be no
doubt that the debt situation has im-
proved considerably in the past two
years. The debt strategy has, in our
view, been working." As a result, he
said, it was time to expand the dialogue
among the rich and poor nations. "We
stand ready for further discussions," he
"Nations whose financial and
economic futures are inextricably
linked must be prepared to exchange
view," Reagan said. "We may not
always agree, but let us at least know
what one another thinks."
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto.
Workers face a major confrontation
with Ford Motor Co., where the union
bargains next, because its tentative
contract with General Motors Corp.
may be too expensive for the No. 2
automaker, experts said yesterday.
"For Ford, the GM contract is a real
problem," said David Bloom, an
automotive industry analyst for First
Boston Corp. in New York.
THE THREE-year contract with GM
would pay billions of dollars in wage
and pensin boosts. While Ford is
currently mtaking record profits, it isn't
nearly as big or rich as GM and may not
be able to afford such a pact in a few
years, Bloom said.
In addition, GM dominates the
market for large and luxury cars,
which carry profits big enough to ab-
sorb the economic costs of the contract.
Ford depends more on sales of smaller
cars, which carry a smaller per-car
profit and are more vulnerable to
Peter Pestillo, Ford's chief'
bargainer, has put the UAW on notice
that it wants a contract of its own. He
has said Ford won't "walk in lockstep"
'This contract looks very expensive, even for
GM and in the long run, Ford is going to
have to accept it!'
- University Prof. David Lewis
with any other company.
BUT AFTER the tentative GM pact
was reached early Friday, sending
more than 80,000 striking GM em-
ployees back to work, UAW President
Owen Bieber set his sights on matching
it across town. "We'll take this to
Ford," Bieber declared.
Bieber's statements are a part of
what is known as pattern bargaining -
targeting one company for a strike end,
and after getting a contract, matching
its most important provisions at the
"This contract looks very expensive,
even for GM, and in the long run, Ford
is going to have to accept it," said
David Lewis, a professor of business
adminsitration at the University of
Michigan and president of the Society
of Automotive Historians.
'"OBVIOUSLY, Ford is going to be
unhappy," Lewis said.
Ford had actually wanted to be the
union's strike target in this summer's
bargaining so it could set a contract
more to its liking.
Experts agree that Ford would have
preferred a contract with more job
security - tougher restrictions on sub-
contracting and foreign imports - in.
return for a smaller wage increase.
But the union chose to bargain with
Contract details won't be made public
until after'the UAW's 300-member GM
Council reviews it Wednesday in St.
Iraqi forces attack vital
Iranian petrochemical complex
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Iraq said its forces attacked an Iranian
petrochemical complex in the Persian Gulf port of Bandar Khomeini yester-
day in the second retaliatory strike against a vital Iranian facility in three days.
Iran had no immediate comment on the claim but Iranian parliament
speaker Rashemi Rafsanjani vowed retaliation and warned Iran would close
the Strait of Hormuz if its main oil terminal at Kharg Island is attacked.
A military communique released by Beghdad said Iraqi forces struck an
Iranian petrochemical complex in Bandar Khomeini in retaliation for
Iranian attacks Sept. 16 against installations at two Iraqi forts. The com-
munique did not say how the petrochemical complex is attacked or if any
damage was inflicted in the raid.
"Iraq is able to continue its attacks against Iranian oil and economic in-
stallations until the Iranians stop their aggression," the communique1
carried by the state-run Iraqi news agency said.
Britain, China to sign agreement
HONG KONG-Britain and China will initial a draft agreement in Peking
next Wednesday to end British rule over Hong Kong in 1997, the government-
A brief government statement said the accord will be initialed by the chief'
negotiators, Sir Richard Evans, British ambassador to China, and Zhou'
Nan, Chinese assistant foreign minister, at 10 a.m. in the Chinese capital.
Attending the ceremony will be Hong Kong Gov. Sir Edward Youde, who
will return to Hong Kong the same day to announce the historic agreement to
the colony's Legislative Council.
It took two years of hard bargaining to reach the accord after British
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's visit to Peking in the fall of 1982.
Under the pact, China resumes sovereignty over Hong Kong when the
British lease on most of the territory expires in 1997. China has pledged to
retain Hong Kong's capitalistic system and lifestyle for 50 years after its
takeover. Hong Kong is the world's third-largest financial center, behind
New York and London
Troops break up Marcos protest
MANILA, Philippines-Police freed a nephew of slain opposition leader
Benigno Aquino yesterday, hours after his arrest as 2,000 riot troops broke
up an all-night protest against President Ferdinand Marcos with a sunrise
tear gas attack.
Hospitals reported treating seven people for injuries, but protest
organizers said many more were hurt as police and soldiers chased demon-
strators from the foot of a bridge near Marcos' palace through downtown
Manila into Divisoria, the city's largest market.
Early commuters scurried away and storeowners opening for the day
slammed shop doors shut again as troopers hurled tear gas and smoke bom-
bs. Some fleeing protesters stopped to throw rocks and bottles before they
The demonstrators numbered about 2,000. They were remnants of a crowd
of 50,000 which marched to the palace on Friday. Led by Aquino's younger
brother Agapito, the protesters were confronted by police and soldiers-
behind barbed-wire barricades, steel shields and water-firing tanks.
Aquino's nephew, Servillano Aquino, and his driver, Rodolfo Espanto
were arrested. Manila's police chief, Brig. Gen. Narciso Cabrera, said the:
two were seized by the military along with Agapito Aquino's car and were
taken to a suburban army camp for political prisoners.
TEL AVIV, Israel-After long months of stalemate, there is significant"
movement toward a negotiated agreement on the withdrawal of Israeli
troops from south Lebanon, diplomatic sources reported yesterday.
The assessment follows a Middle East tour by Brian Urquhart, the United
Nations undersecretary-general, who sounded out leaders in Syria, Lebanon
and Israel on the possibility of negotiations.
"Since everybody agrees on the main objective apparently, for once,
there's no logical reason why we shouldn't be able to get rid of the main ob-'
stacles," Urquhart told The Associated Press during a stop in the
Netherlands on his way back to New York yesterday.
Diplomatic sources in Israel, speaking on condition they not be identified, "
said the United Nations and possibly the Reagan administration will play
key roles as intermediaries in negotiating a phased Israeli pullback.
The sources indicated that both Syrian President Hafez Assad's regime.
and the new Israeli government of Prime Minister Shimon Peres had sof-
More detailed talks are expected next week when world leaders gather in
New York for the U.N. General Assembly.
Honda Civic topsmileage charts
WASHINGTON-The 1985 Honda Civic coupe has the highest mileage
rating at 49 miles per gallon in city driving and 58% mpg on the highway, the
Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday.
It was the second year in a row that the Japanese-made car, defined as a
two-seater and equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, has cap-
tured the top spot on the government's annual fuel economy list.
The gasoline-fueled Chevrolet Sprint, rated at 47 mpg in the city and 53
mpg on the highway, came in second while the diesel-powered Nissan Ventra
was third with 45 and 50 mpg.
Ford Escort and Lincoln-Mercury Lynx came in next, both scoring 43 mpg
in city driving and 52 on the highway. They were the top-rated American-
made automobiles on the EPA list. Both cars had diesel engines.
The Rolls Royce Camargue and the Rolls Royce Corniche-Continental had
the lowest overall figures with 8.mpg for city and 11 mpg for highway
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Brown changes program to eliminate nerds
PROVIDENCE (UPI) - A new eight-year medical
school curriculum designed to eliminate the "pre-
medical nerd" and produce doctors with a broader
humanities background will begin next September at
It will enroll students in the medical program
straight from high school, merge undergraduate and
graduate course work and encourage studies in a
variety of non-medical areas.
The Ivy League school's Medical Council
unanimously approved the new change Friday in a
The programs goals are to turn out doctors who are
better able to understand the ethical, economic,
political and social issues that influence medical
practice and to reduce traditional pressures on
students trying to get into medical schools.
In the past, pre-medicine requirements at the un-
dergraduate level were held sacred; a thorough
grounding in the sciences was considered essential
"THE BROAD liberal education anticipated by the
requirement of college preparation for admission to
medical school has been perverted by the often
vicious competition for admission, producing a new
species of undergraduate called the pre-medical
'nerd,' " said Dr. David Greer, dean of medical
education at Brown.
The program's approval came two days after the
Association of American Medical Colleges released
findings of a three-year study on medical education in
the United States and Canada.
The study concluded medical students spend too
much time memorizing scientific information that
will soon be outdated and neglect studies in -the
humanities and other disciplines that are intellec-
A MEETING of the union's GM Council, composed of
300 union leaders and shop chairmen, is scheduled
Wednesday in St. Louis to review to pact.
If the council approves the agreement, it would go
to the rank and file for ratification, a process expec-
ted to take about two weeks.'
It was not immediately known whether the union
would wait for the results of the vote before resume
contract talks at Ford.
Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural School
A Secular Rosh Hashanah Celebration
Erev Rosh Hashanah
WEDENSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 -8 p.m.
Hussey Room of the Michigan League
Silent and responsive readings, meditation, singing,
fellowship, traditional holiday refreshments.
Small admission charge
Reservations and information: Child care is available
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agreements with exporting nations to
end what domestic producers see as un-
fair import competition would help the
industry and reduce the amount of steel
imported into the U.S. market.
MONDALE HAS said Reagan's plan
marked an "election-year conversion"
from policies that allowed steel imports
to double while 250,000 steel workers
were idled. And he has complained that
the outcome of the negotiations on
voluntary restraints would not be
known until after the Nov. 6 election.
The subject of heckling has been
given increasing attention by the can-
didates in recent days, with Mondale
and Bush also facing chanting
One student said last week that local
Reagan campaign officials incited and
coached students who heckled Mondale
at a speech at the University of
Southern California. State and college
Reagan campaign officials denied the
allegations and condemned the
Yesterday, Ms. Ferraro ran down the
list of what she called evidence of
organized attacks, including a
telephone number in Massachusetts
where information on her moves is.
"You see the same signs appearing at
the rallies. We also have evidence of a
phone system being in place in the state
of Massachusetts where people are ad-
vised of my presence, all of my ac-
tivities. That seems organized to me,"
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