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By Dan Habib
"How do you feel about the proposed
student code of non-academic conduct?"
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Dave Reiter, RC/LSA
sophomore: "It gives the
University undue power over
Julie Buch, LSA senior: "I
don't think it's fair to be
punished for the same crime
Kim Garrett, LSA sophomore:
"I think we should keep the
freedom we have now."
Paul Cohen, RC/LSA senior: Adam Cort, LSA junior: "It is
"The administration does not general and indiscriminate
need the headache involved and it can be used to infringe
with the code as it now stan- on student rights and
:Karim Eldib, LSA junior
"It is in opposition to the
academic and intellectual
freedom at a university of this
Brigette DeLay, RC/LSA
junior: "I feel it's an in-
fringement on student rights.
Claire Allen, Nursing fresh-
woman: "I have mixed
feelings. It's good because
there is an increasing alcohol
problem on college campuses,
however people who are
legally able to drink should not
have their rights taken
Dana McPhall, LSA senior:
"I'm not sure our opinions
would be fairly represented
and the fact that we could be
incriminated even though the
courts found us not guilty
would be unfair."
Suzie Pollins, LSA senior: "I
don't feel it's the University's
right to have that control over
Inquiring Photographer will appear every Saturday.
Equal pay 'loony,'
Salvadoran rebels talk peace
WASHINGTON-Salvadoran rebel leader Guillermo Ungo said yesterday
his group is willing to consider a unilateral cease-fire and some form of par-
ticipation in upcoming elections as part of a process he hopes will lead to a
political settlement with the U.S.-backed government.
Ungo said the leftist rebels would agree to a cease-fire if certain conditions
are agreed to by the Salvadoran Army. He did not specify the conditions.
Ungo, accompanied by three colleagues, spoke to a news conference spon-
sored by Foreign Policy magazine.
Hector Oqueli, one of Ungo's colleagues, declined to say whether the
rebels will formally set forth a cease-fire proposal at the next round of talks
between the government and the insurgents, which may be held later this
Ungo is head of the Democratic Revolutionary Force, the political army of
the Salvadoran rebel movement.
Landmark shuttle mission ends
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-Shining brightly in the rays of the rising sun,
the shuttle Discovery coasted gracefully back to Earth yesterday from a 3.3
million-mile voyage, carrying the first satellites ever salvaged from outer
"This certainly has to be looked at as a very historic day in America's
space program," said Jesse Moore, director of NASA's shuttle program, af-
ter the space plane dropped gracefully out ot orbit, carving a series of circles
in the sky as it headed for a landing just three miles from the launch pad
where the space travelers started their daring and unprecedented mission
eight days earlier.
Because of the early morning landing, earthlings got a glimpse of the shut-
tle rarely seen-illuminated by the rising sun during the hottest part of re-
entry. It glowed "brighter than a shooting star" over Texas and glistened in
the Florida dawn.
In the missions the astronauts deployed two communications satellites,
boldy snared two others from their wayward orbits and conducted crystal-
growing experiments that could lead to a major new industry in space.
U.S., Iraq end diplomatic silence
WASHINGTON-The United States and Iraq edged closer to resuming full
diplomatic relations as the White House announced yesterday that President
Reagan will meet Nov. 26 with the highest Iraqi official to visit Washington
since ties between the two countries were severed in 1967.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said Deputy Prime Minister Tariq
Aziz will confer with Reagan at the White House.
Speakes refused to speculate on the purpose of the meeting or to confirm
widespread reports that the United States will resume diplomatic relations.,
with Iraq, which is engaged in a long and bloody war of attrition with Iran.
In Baghdad, the Iraqi foreign ministry confirmed the meeting and said
Aziz would discuss "bilateral relations and Middle East developments" with 1
Speakes noted that Aziz will be "the most senior Iraqi official to visit
Washington since relations were broken in 1967" after the Arab-Israeli war.
U.S. sends more aid to Ethiopia
WASHINGTON-The United States is sending an additional 85,000 tons of
food worth $37.5 million to drought-stricken Ethiopia as part of an all-out ef-
fort to feed the estimated 7 million people who are threatened with star- y
vation there, the chief of the U.S. foreign aid agency said yesterday.
M. Peter McPherson, administrator of the Agency for International
Development, said port and transport facilities in Ethiopia are inadequate to
accomplish the task of getting the food from cargo ships to "the mouth of the
McPherson told reporters at the White House that efforts are under way to
double the capacity of the food distribution system inside Ethiopia, the
African nation hardest hit by the drought.
In addition to the new aid for Ethiopia, McPherson said, the United States
is sending $5.9 million in food aid to Mozambique, $8.5 million to Mauritania
and $5.6 million to Chad, totaling 52,000 tons of food.
The aid agency chief said arrangements being made in Ethiopia to in-
crease the number of available trucks, and to install equipment to ac-
celerate unloading of grain from ships and bag it for shipment to the interior
of the country.
Factory slowdown spurs worry
WASHINGTON-The operating rate at factories, mines, and utilities
edged down in October for the third consecutive month, the government
reported yesterday, as signals of a sharp slowdown in the economic expan-
sion continue to mount.
The Federal Reserve Board reported that industry operated at 81.8 per-
cent of capacity in October, down 0.2 percentage point from the September
The October decline compared with an even sharper drop of 0.6 percen-
tage point in September and a 0.1-point decline in August.
The August drop broke a string of 20 consecutive increases as industry
hired new workers and expanded operating rates, which had shrunk to a low
of 69.6 percent during the 1981-82 recession.
The three consecutive declines left some economists wondering whether
the current pause in economic growth is, in fact, the beginning of another
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The chair-
man of the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights, echoing criticism by the
Reagan administration, said yesterday
that comparable pay for women is "the
looniest idea since Looney Tunes came
on the screen."
Clarence Pendelton said he was
expressing his personal opinion, and
predicted a "lively debate" when the
eight-member commission formally
takes up the subject early next year.
IN THE midst of the presidential
election campaign last month, White
House economist William Niskanen
labeled comparable pay "a truly crazy
proposal." White House spokesman
Larry Speakes said President Reagan
thinks the idea is "nebulous...at best."
Pendelton spoke at a news conference
along with Linda Chavez, staff director
of the independent commission which
turned markedly conservative a year
ago with the addition of new Reagan
Chavez said comparable pay is
"against the grain of what the women's
movement has stood for the last 20
years" - opening of doors to
traditionally male jobs.
THE NEWS conference was called to
release 16 scholarly papers on com-
parable pay that were presented to the
commission last June. Eight favor the
concept, also called comparable worth,
and eight are opposed.
Comparable pay means that people in
different jobs of equivalent worth to an
employer should get the same salary,
such as a librarian and a chemist, or a
cafeteria worker and a truck driver.
It is not equal pay for equal work,
which bars wage discrimination if men
and women hold the same job. Equal
pay for equal work is required by law
and supported by the commission.
"THIS IS probably the looniest idea
since Looney Tunes came on the
screen," Pendelton said, referring to
the popular children's cartoons. "I
think you just cannot begin to do things
to the market place that have served
this country so well.
"If a truck driver makes more than a
secretary, she should be able to apply
for a job as a truck driver" - and use
the law to fight any job discrimination,
By forcing salaries higher in some
traditionally female jobs, he said, com-
parable worth could backfire if em-
ployers with "cafeterias and other kin-
ds of services...exchange that for coffee
machines and other kinds of vending
If the concept is used in government
employment, Pendleton added, gover-
nments would have to raise more
money and "it doesn't come from the
Diann Rust-Tierney, a staff attor-
ney at the national Women's Law Cen-
ter, disputed the Pendleton-Chavez
comments, saying comparable worth
"is a legal concept designed to deal
with a very real problem that existing
laws don't deal with.
"Existing laws require equal pay for
equal work only when men and women
are performing the same job," she said.
"Men and women by and large do not
perform the same jobs. Therefore, we
want to deal with wage disparities that
exist. The reason for wage disparity is
sex segregation in the work force.
QIlburcli 3Utrsbip K'~IME in Gandhi's murder
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New Delhi, India (AP) - In-
vestigators probing Indira Gandhi's
assassination have asked that a former
Indian diplomat be extradited from
Norway on grounds he was involved in
a conspiracy to kill her, news reports
The former diplomat, Harinder
Singh, a Sikh, told Norwegian television
in Oslo yesterday night that he was sur-
prised by the charges reported by the
pro-government Hindustan Times
newspaper and the Press Trust of India
"I WAS completely taken aback, sort
of numbed. I did not expect that the
goverment of a country like India would
use such mean tricks to prevent me
from obtaining asylum in this country,"
He added that he did not defend the
slaying of Gandhi, but considered her
death "the revenge of fate."
Harinder Singh, 37, resigned last
June as India's charge d'affaires in
Oslo, renounced his Indian citizenship
and applied for asylum in Norway after
the Indian army's assault on the Golden
Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, which
had become a sanctuary for Sikh
HE REMAINS in Oslo on a tem-
porary resident permit while the Nor-
wegian government studies his ap-
plication, the Norwegian Broadcasting
Foreign. Ministry spokesman Tor-
bjoern Froeysnes told the network that
the government "would have to recon-
sider his resident permit if India
requests his extradition."
The Hindustan Times also said in
early editions of its Saturday paper that
the Indian government had asked In-
terpol to help find several
European-based Sikh extemists who
may have plotted the Oct. 31
YESTERDAY the newspaper said
Harinder Singh financed the slayng
with a $100,000 payment to Beant Singh,
36, who was identified by authorities as
one of two Sikh assassins who were
members of Indira Gandhi's security
guard. Beant Singh was shot to death
by other security guards right after
Gandhi was killed.
The reports said the former envoy
was a relative of Beant Singh, a
specially trained police commando who
reportedly had traveled with Gandhi
Foreign Ministry spokesman Salman
Haidar had no comment when asked
about yesterday's report.
Sactwant Singh, 22, identified by the
government as the surviving guard who
shot Gandhi, was charged with murder
Stanley H. Kaplan
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