The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 30, 1984-- Page 5
Quebec Premier survives partisan revolt
QUEBEC (AP)-Premier Rene Levesque has sur-
vived a revolt by hard-line ministers in his Parti
Quebecois government who were unwilling to put side
the dream of an independent Quebec.
But the weeklong crisis, in which six Cabinet
ministers quit, was just the opening skirmish of what:
promises to be a contest for the soul of the party
Levesque founded 16 years ago.
FOR THE first time since the 1980 referendum, in
which Quebecers voted 3-2 against Levesque's
proposal to negotiate "sovereignty-association" with
the rest of Canada, the future of this mostly French-
speaking province is the dominant topic of conver-
From the gossipy Chalet Suisse restaurant in Old
Quebec, where politicians and journalists swap
rumors over dinner, to the scattered meeting halls
where the members of all 122 local Parti Quebecois
organizations are deciding which side to support, the
subject is being discussed with what one Cabinet
minister called the "urgency of despair."
The climax may come Jan. 19, when 1,800 delegates
to a special party convention decide whether to follow
Levesque and abandon a pledge to make sovereignty
the main issue of the next provincial election, expec-
ted in 1985.
THE PARTI Quebecois, in power since 1976, is in
trouble no matter which way it goes.
A recent poll found just 23 percent of the population
supporting Levesque's party, to 58 percent for the op-
position Liberals led by Robert Bourassa, who was
premier from 1970-76.
Despite the defections from the Cabinet and the
decision by four party members to sit as indepen-
dents in the National Assembly, as the Quebec
Legislature is called, Levesque still has a majority of
66 members in the 122-seat house.
LEVESQUE SAYS Quebecers want their provin-
cial governments to settle what is known as the
"national question" in negotiations with the new
Progressive Conservative government of Brian
Mulroney, himself a Quebecer.
"Consequently, we must surely resign ourselves,. in
my humble opinion, at least for the next election, to
the fact that sovereignty must not be at stake, neither
wholly nor in parts that are more or less disguised,"
Levesque said last week in a statement.
. The premier described the ideal of a sovereign
Quebec as merely a "supereme insurance policy" in
case dealings with Ottawa don't work out.
Levesque's statement outraged those who have
committed their political careers to making Quebec,
a province where about 80 percent of the 6 million
people speak French, an independent republic.
Michel Gratton, house leader of the oppositon
Liberals, said in an interview that Levesque's new
position showed the premier's willingness to " lo
whatever somersaults are required to keep in
Asbestos in Lorch
Hall worries workers
A hooded witness confers with an interpreter during his appearance before
the President's Commission on Organized Crime at the State Department
in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The witness testified he was a Columbian
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Ann Arbor police say that while
posing as a law student at the Univer-
sity, Street also received an emergency
student loan using a legitimate
Patricia Whitesell, senior financial
aid officer for the law school, said that
-the loan was given last February, but
declined to comment on the amount or
say under whose name the loan was
WHITESELL SAID, "we're not
trying to be uncooperative, we're just
not trying to reveal any evidence. This
kind of thing could be very damaging to
Susan Eklund, associate dean of the
law school, declined to say whether the
University would press charges against
Street for the loan, also saying that she
did not want to reveal any evidence.
Whitesell did say, though, that
Street's true identity was discovered
after he failed to repay the loan. "By
then," she said, "it was clear that there
was something suspicious." She
declined to say when the loan was due.
A SPOKESMAN for the Ann Arbor
police who asked to remain anonymous
said police believe Street had lived with
or sometimes stayed with the student
whose name he forged on the check.
The student's name cannot be
released until Street has been
arraigned, the spokesman said. No
trial date had yet been set.
Street is no amateur at imper-
sonations. In 1970, Street showed up at
the Tiger's training camp at Lakeland,
Fla., saying that he was Jerry LeVias,
then a star receiver with the Houston
THE IMPERSONATION was so ef-
fective that the Tigers sent out a press
release about "LeVias's" arrival. Two
days later, when Street's imper-
sonation was unveiled, the Tigers paid
for his plane ticket home.
Street had also claimed to be a
Michigan football player and showed up
in Miami for the North-South college
But some of his other exploits have
been less harmless. In 1973, Street was
charged with extortion and jailed after
he threatened to kill the wife and two
children of former Detroit Tiger star
Willie Horton unless he was paid
HE ESCAPED jail in 1974. As a
result, he was re-sentenced another six
months to five-years. He also received
a one-and-one-half to five year sentence
for furnishing false information.
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exit which is limited to use by the con-
struction crews only.
Instead of the incident being a matter
of exposure, as the employees say, "It's
a matter of do you like being next door
to that activity or not," Schlaff said.
However, the fact that the testing was
done following the asbestos removal
has some employees concerned.
"THERE's going to be testing but it's
after the fact," said Thomas Holt,
CAAS director at a meeting on the sub-
ject yesterday. Representatives from
the Univesity's OSEH office, as well as
Schlaff, and representatives from the
University's administrators who are
overseeing the project were present at
Had readings been taken earlier,
more asbestos would have been found
in the air, because at the time of the
reading no insulation was being
removed," Jones said.
According to the tests conducted by
the University's OSEH office on Nov.
12, 16, and 20, levels of asbestos ranged
from .01 fiber per cubi centimeter to
levels of .96 - below present standards
which is 2 fibers-per cubic centimeter.
ON NOV. 12, tests showed that an
asbestos level of .02 was present on the
building's third floor hallway;. a level of
.01 was present in Room 207, site of the
University's Center for Afroamerican
and African Studies office.
Tests done that same day on Room
407 in Lorch Hall which is another
CAAS office, the hallway outside that
room and the building's first floor
stairwell could not be analyzed because
of too much dust.
On Nov. 16, tests showed that Room
407 had asbestos levels of .10 and .13;
the first floor stairwell was reported to
have a level of .07; and the hallway out-
side Room 407 was reported to have a
level of .87 and .96.
Tests conducted Nov. 20 show that the
hallway outside Room 407 had a level of
.07; outside Room 502 had a level of .31;
and Room 215 had a level of .10.
At yesterday's meeting the Univer-
sity decided to postpone the next phase
of asbestos removal until winter break,
when employees aren't scheduled to
work in the building.
But Garcia said that if the levels of
asbestos in the air rise, after the break,
she will quit her job.
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