The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 21, 1985 --
S. A rican
NEW YORK (AP) - Practicing late-night
diplomacy halfway around the world, Ted Koppel
and. "Nightline" got prominent officials on both
sides of the apartheid issue together on the same
program - a television dialogue that South
African viewers had never witnessed before.
In an unprecedented move, the state-run South
African Broadcasting Corp. carried the policy
clash between Foreign Minister R.F. Botha and
Nobel Peace Laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu. The
Monday debate was part of a weeklong series of
broadcasts from South Africa on ABC's
"WHAT'S UNIQUE and unprecedented is that
these government officials, for the first time in
their lives and in sight of a South African audien-
ce, are interacting with adversaries and critics,"
Koppel said in a telephone interview with The
s see apartheid
Associated Press from his hotel in Johannesburg Koppel said the fact
yesterday. government had actua
Koppel said the government agreed to par- available, agreed to joi
ticipate in American-style TV journalism because position leaders, and ca
its image around the world was taking a beating. state-controlled TV da
"How much worse could it get?" he said. ceived notions about the
After the first "Nightline" went on the air in Koppel said that Tutu
South Africa on Tuesday, a day later than it was ruling white administrat
seen in the United States, the liberal Johan- in South African newspap
nesburg Star said in an editorial: "At last the ferent when people can h
SABC has done, by proxy, what it should have on TV."
been doing years ago: debating the issues publicly THE ANCHORMAN sal
at summit level." conservative Afrikaner t
HELEN SUZMAN, a member of the opposition hand undergone a tota
Progressive Federal Party, said, "We are so con- seeing Tutu on TV."
ditioned that we actually think that the SABC is During the lively deb;
doing us a favor by screening the type of program Tutu, the bishop spoke el
that is seen by the rest of the world all the time." and deprivations, includi
that the South African
ally made its officials
nt appearances with op-
arried the exchanges on
shed his major precon-
and other rivals of the
ion are frequently quoted
ers, but "the effect is dif-
ear his impassioned plea
id that "the wife of a very
told us that her husband
al transformation after
bate between Botha and
oquently of his exclusions1
ng not having the right to
te on TV
vote in his own country. "His heart-felt comments
have been quoted back to me already so many
times," said Koppel.
Koppel said the government had not placed any
restrictions on ABC's reporting efforts, except
that jailed opposition leader Nelson Mandella was
not made available to "Nightline." In addition,
South African President P.W. Botha would agree
only to a taped interview; he would not do it in
debate format. His interview will be show
Kenneth Walker, a "Nightline" correspondent
who is black, was not experiencing any reporting
obstacles or hostility, Koppel said. "I know it's an
extraordinary distinction, but if you're not white
but from another country, you're designated here
as an honorary white man."
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A flare tower designed to burn off
gases vented from the plant also was
shut down for maintenance at the time
of the leak, he said.
WORKERS WERE not aware of a
dangerous buildup of pressure in the
storage tank, and an alarm which had
not been -reset failed to sound in war-
ning of the rapid rise in temperature,
Van Mynen said.
in "total disregard" of the company's
standard operating procedures. Union
Carbide was not aware of the
violations, Anderson said.
Van Mynen said four months of inten-
se scrutiny, including more than 500
laboratory experiments, revealed
water and iron were involved in the
chemical reaction sparking the toxic
The exact source of the water was not
known, he said.
The water, which generated the
dangerously high temperatures, reac-
ted with methyl isocyanate. Above-
normal levels of chloroform also played
a part in the reaction, Van Mynen said.
Board denies sorority's addition plan
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emption issue," said Lax. "Just vote
for zoning variances."
DAVID EVANS of Quinn Evans Ar-
chitects, who designed the addition,
said the driveway could not be widened
because the landscaping the planning
commission wants near the house
would not fit.
Adequate parking was also an issue
with the Planning Commission and the
neighbors: Currently the plan calls for
13 spaces but this violates two zoning
One law states that cars should not
come within 10 feet of a house in case a
car explodes and burns. However, a fire
department spokesman told the board
before the meeting that the cars would
not be close enough to the house to be a
ANOTH.ER zoning law says a 15-foot
space between properties, which is
called a "bumper," is required in
"I object to the parking because there
is no adequate turnaround in the lot,
whichemeans trucks have to back out
into the street," said Van Houweling.
Since the zoning board rejected the
sorority's plans, the group now has to
go back to the planning commission
with a revised addition plan.
Anderson said the safety lapses were
If studying is beginning to get you down, put down the books and catch the
first performance of The Brigands by the Comic Opera Guild, tonight at 8
p.m. at the Michigan Theater.
MED-How I Won the War, 7:30 p.m.; Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,
9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Building.
Hill Street-Lord of the Flies, 7 & 8:45 p.m., 1429 Hill Street.
AAFC-Lili Marleen, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Math department-"Curves of Constant Width," "Space Filling Curves,"
4p.m., room 3207, Angell.
Ark-Dick Siegel, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main Street.
Music at Mid Day-Sharon Harmon, violin; John Hess, piano, 12:15 p.m.,
Pendleton Room, Union.
School of Music-Annette Lee, piano, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, School of Music.
Center for Japanese Studies-Moriko Nagai, "Is Japanese Really
Unique?" noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Engineering-David Kieras, "A Simulation Model of a Mental Model: In-
ferring How To Operate A Device From Knowledge of How It Works," 10
a.m., room 2176, East Engineering Building; Warren Seering, "Design of an
Assembly Robot," 3:30 p.m., room 165, Chrysler Center.
Museum of Anthropology-Dr. J. Hahn, "Archaeological Survey of the
Eastern Sahara (Egypt, Sudan)," noon, room 2009, Museums Building.
Psychiatry-Shimon Gatt, "Studies of Latent Sphingomyelinase in Mem-
branes," 9:30 a.m., room 1057, Mental Health Research Institute Building.
CEW-Lauren Aaronson, "Professional Dominance in Health Care: A
Social Exchange Perspective on the History of Medicine and Nursing in the
United States," noon, 350 Thayer Street.
CRLT/TA-George Williams, "One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:
Quick and Easy Ways of Producing and Using Audiovisual Materials," 12:10
p.m., rooms 4 & 5, Michigan League.
Chemistry-John Loeser, "Dimentional Continuation of 2-Electron
Atoms," 4 p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Building.
Environmental and Industrial Health/Civil Engineering-Norbert Jawor-
ski, "Current Developments in Water Quality Based Standards," 3:30 p.m.,
Auditorium, Henry Vaughan Building, School of Public Health I.
IEEE-Leonard Boger, "Process Control of Computers and Data Infor-
mation Processing and Acquisition," noon, room 1042 East Engineering
Extracellular Matrix Group-Paul McKeever, "Glial and Fibronectin
Markers on Brain Tumors," noon, room 6301, Med. Sci. I Building.
Biostatistics-Barbara Perry, "Case-Control Sampling for the Cox
Regression Model," 3 p.m., room M4322, School of Public Health II Building.
Medical Chemistry-Elizabeth Messerly, "Computer Aided Spec-
trophotometric Determinations," 4 p.m., room 3554, CC Little Building.
Near East North African Studies-Warren Treadgold, "The Arab Invasion
That Revitalized Byzantium (838 AD)," 4 p.m., room 2412, Mason Hall.
Russian and East European Studies/LSA-Stephen Myers, "Perspectives
on Arms Control in the Late 1980s: The Soviet Reading," 8 p.m., room 25,
"Visual Motion Processing in Monkey Cerebral Cortex," 12:15 p.m., room
2005, Mental Health Research Institute I Building.
Center for Eating Disorders - 7 p.m./First United Methodist church, State
and Washtenaw Streets.
University AA-noon, room 3200, Union.
Anxiety Disorders Support Group-7:30 p.m., 3rd floor Conference Room,
Children's Psychiatry Hospital.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., Room D, Michigan League.
Agape Christian Fellowship-6:30 p.m., S. Quad Minority Lounge.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Union.
Campus Labor Support Group-"The Latin American Solidarity
Movement and the American Working Class," forum, 6 p.m., room 124, East
Michigan Economic Society-Career seminar, 7 p.m., Pendleton Room,
Literacy Council of Washtenaw County/Friends of the Ann Arbor Public
Library-Training sessions for reading tutors, 7 p.m., room 317, Old Yp-
silanti High School, corner of Washington and Cross Streets.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners 7 p.m., intermeds 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood.
League-International night, Indonesia, 5 p.m., Cafeteria, Michigan
Climbing Club-Instructional class, 7 p.m., Anderson Room, Union.
Computing Center-"Using *SORT for Sorting and Merging," 12:10 p.m.,
room 1011, NUBS; Forrest Hartman, "Command Extensions and Macros,"
3:30 p.m., room 171, Business Administration Building.
International Center-Custom-Tailoring Your European Trip, 3:30 p.m.,
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