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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, April 21, 1985

More than
70 people
rally at
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research on chemical and biological
warfare for the DOD. She said ERIM
performs DOD research on cruise
missiles and charged that KMS Fusion
is working with nuclear explosions un-
der controlled conditions.
Protesters also made a peace mural
which they plan on mailing to U.S. Rep.
Carl Purcell (D-Mich.).
Demonstrators then joined together
in a protest march to the Michigan
Technology Fair at Yost Arena.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Ortega to agree to cease-fire
if U.S. ends Contra support
BOSTON - Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega said in a message yesterday
his country would agree to an immediate cease-fire if the United States ends
all support for Nicaraguan rebels, The Boston Sunday Globe reported.
The Nicaraguan president presented the message to Sens. John Kerry (D-
Mass.) and Thomas Harkin (D-Iowa) after they completed talks with him in
the capital city Managua, Kerry told the newspaper.
Ortega also said he would immediately restore civil liberties in Nicaragua
and end press censorship if the United States agreed to resume bilateral
negotiations and end its support for the Contras, the senators said.
He also reasserted his country's commitment to Central America as a
zone free of nuclear weapons and foreign military bases, including those of
the Soviet Union and Cuba.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
More than 70 students and Ann Arbor residents gathered at Elbel Field yesterday to protest issues ranging from South
Africa's system of apartheid to military research which they say is being conducted by both the University and Ann Ar-
bor-based companies.

S. African rioters burn woman, kill child

Reported crime decreases
WASHINGTON-Reported crime decreased 3 percent last year, including
a 4 percent drop in murders, but rapes and aggravated assaults rose at the
fastest pace since 1980, the FBI said yesterday.
The bureau's Uniform Crime Report, based on preliminary figures, said
the overall decline in reported crime last year, compared to 1983, continued
a downward trend that started in 1982.
But during the fourth quarter, from Oct. 1 to.Dec. 31, reported crime rose 2
percent compared to the same three-month period in 1983, the FBI said. The
quarterly increase was the first since 1981.
The figuresrare based on a compilation of crimes reported by nearly 13,000
state and local police agencies around the country.
Attorney General Edwin Meese said, "The drop in crime over the past
three years is a significant achievement."


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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - A mob of
blacks set fire to a mixed-race woman yesterday and
then torched her home, killing her and her 3-year old
son and badly burning her two other young children,
police said.
Arsonists elsewhere in the eastern Cape Province
poured gasoline on a garbage truck yesterday and
tried to set it on fire, but soldiers arrived and fired on
the crowd, wounding one black man, a spokesman at
police headquarters in Pretoria said.

The spokesman said that those were the two major
incidents reported in the riot-torn black and mixed-
race townships of the eastern Cape after weeks of
violence arising mainly from black anger overthe
white minority government's policy of apartheid, or
racial segregation.
More than 300 blacks have died in nine months of
Under police policy, the spokesman was not iden-

The mixed-race woman and her child were killed in
Bontrug township outside the eastern Cape town of
Kirkwood in the early hours of yesterday morning,
the spokesman said. A crowd of blacks came to her
home, which houses both black and mixed-race
families, seeking a black man. When the woman said
she did not know the man, the crowd attacked her,
He said the house was then set ablaze, killing her 3-
year-old and seriously injuring her two other
children, aged 6 and 7, who were still inside.

Hundreds of 'U' students join protesters in D.C.

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point," he said, adding "I just hope I
make it back for finals."
Jan Armon, a University English
teaching assistant who was present at
the rally, said he is disillusioned with
the U.S. government.
"I'm sick of the efforts of our gover-
nment," he said, "to disrupt and
conquer the duly elected government in
a country that's hadta dictatorship up
to now."
UNIVERSITY students were not the
only students at the demonstration who
protested U.S. . involvement in

Joanne Ross, a senior at New York
State University, spent three weeks
working in a Nicaraguan field picking
coffee beans last February.
Ross went as a part of the Inter-
national Harvest Brigade, a group
designed to bring people from all over
the world to help work in Nicaragua.
SHE SAID that the Nicaraguans
pleaded with her to "Go home and tell
the American people what it's like
She explained that "(the Sandinistas)
wanted a revolution for the people."

"Most of the people in Nicaragua sup-
port the goverment," she said.
"This government might make
mistakes but they're really trying to do
something for Nicaragua. Now people
have food to eat, they have health care,
and have had a massive literacy
movement," Ross added.
UNIVERSITY students participating
in the march said they were impressed
with the number of protesters who took
part in the event.
"In Ann Arbor, when we get together,
and have ten people show up for a

protest, it's hard to realize sometimes
that we're not an isolated bunch of
crazy radicals and that there are
similar movements across the coun-
try," said Phyllis Flora, an LSA junior.
"In Ann Arbor we like to talk a lot,
but we don't likerto do a lot. I think that
it's time that we did something. There
are many people on campus who talk
about being liberal and radical and all
of that, and then go home and study,"
added Julie Eniden, an LSA

University dance student choreographs his career

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or her dancing or singing talents.
"If you were cool and liked to party,
we definitely put you in the show," he
says. "We wanted a fun show."
Allen Elliot, an LSA senior and stage
manager of Pippin', said "Larry made

rehearsals fun and still kept a high level
of professionalism."
While posing for his Daily
photograph, Nye rehearsed dance steps
from plays he has choreographed,
thinking that some of his students
would recognize their routines. All of a

sudden, he stopped dancing and laun-
ched into a dramatic pose. Why?
"Well, I do need some resume shots,"
he joked.
Nye also has a knack for teaching the
amateur performer to act and feel like
a real star, says Marc Siegel, an LSA
sophomore who worked with Nye on
Grease and Pippin'.
"Larry works well with people who
do not know what they're doing and
makes them feel confident that they
have the ability to dance," he says.
A case in point is Jameel Khaja, an
LSA sophomore who held the lead role
of Danny Zucko in Grease. Khaja had
Zucko's Italian features and could sing
beautifully, but he couldn't dance.
That didn't pose a problem for Nye.
The choreographer took Khaja's two
left feel and taught him the twist and
the jitterbug from square one. Though
Khaja stayed in the shadow during
most of the play's dancing scenes, he
did learn his routine well enough to step
into the spotlight for the climactical
dance contest in the play's high school
prom scene.
"I went into Grease a dancing in-
valid and Larry, with a little help from
the script, helped me win the dance
contest," Khaja remembers.
H E LPING amateurs improve their
stunts is actually where Nye's in-
terest in choreography began. When
only a youngster of eight years old, he
helped his older sisters develop new
cheerleading routines. Before long, he
was teaching their steps to other girls
who lived in his neighborhood.
The only formal instruction in dan-
cing Nye received before college was
an eighth grade dance course. But even
then it was evident the young dancer
had talent.
"I had to take dance for credit and

the instructor was always having me
demonstrate," Nye says. "Everything
came naturally."
When he attended Kellogg Com-
munity College, his creative spirit
seemed to flourish as he was made an
assistant dance instructor and asked to
serve as assistant to the choreographer
in the school's production of Damn
"I've done almost 100 productions,"
he says. "Sometimes I was doing three
shows at once and working a 32-hour a
week job.
"I've done every summer stock in
Michigan," he adds. "I've done it in all
four corners of Michigan except
Detroit." ,
AND NYE seems to choreograph his
future much the same way he sets
a dance routine to music.
He transferred to the University this
year to attain more structured instruc-
tion in dance, but he is thinking of
moving on to the University of Arizona
next fall to choreograph music videos.
"I'd like tp do an original (play),"
Nye says about future productions.
"I've performed in two originals and I
really like it 'cause it's your own
In reference to his idol, Nye adds that
he would also "like to do a production of
Cabaret or just anything of Fosse's."
Maybe Fosse will give him the oppor-
tunity someday. A co-producer of
Musket mailed the Broadway
choreographer a clipping of a recent
article in the Jackson Citizen Patriot
about Nye's work on the Best Little
Whorehouse. Fosse wrote back, ex-
pressing his interest in meeting the
young Nye.
But with a hint of modesty, Nye says
he has "no dreams of Broadway yet,
but I'd take each step at a time, try to
go to the right place at the right time."

Sidon artillery barrages kills 19,14
SIDON, Lebanon-Christian militiamen unleashed random artillery, tank
and mortar barrages yesterday on Moslem quarters of Sidon, Lebanon s
third-largest city. At least 19 people were reported killed in overnight at-
Raiders of the Shiite Moslem Amal militia, with Druse and Palestinian
guerrillas, tried to knock out the 120mm howitzers positioned by the
Christians on the scrub-covered hills east of this southern port city.
Toting Soviet-made AK-47 rifles and RPG-7 grenade launchers, the
Moslem fighters moved by car and on foot, endeavoring to outflank the san-
dbagged gun positions overlooking Sidon.
But the Christian Lebanese Forces, under Samir Geagea, who hold tl e
roads, blocked the thrusts.
Sectarian fighting broke out in Sidon following the Feb. 16 withdrawal of
Israeli troops, Israeli-backed Christians seized the hills and attempted to
dislodge. Palestinians, considered a threat to the Christians' efforts to
establish a pro-Israeli buffer zone in the south.
The main targets of the Christian forces' guns yesterday were Moslem and
Palestinian residential districts in south Lebanon's provincial capital.
China outlaws pornography
PEKING- China outlawed, under new regulations published yesterday,
pornographic videos, aphrodisiacs and obscene materials that "poison
people's minds."
The State Council ban, which appeared in all leading newspapers, follows
official complaints that pornography is now readily available in Canton and
other Chinese cities.
According to the Chinese press, smuggled and home-produced obscene
videos and films are being shown to paying audiences and racy publications
are multiplying.
"Salacious materials poisoning people's minds and causing crimes are e
tremely harmful," the ruling said.
"To protect the mental health of the people and especially youth,
safeguard social harmony and ensure smooth progress in socialist mod r-
nization, various kinds of salacious material must be strictly banned."
Effective immediately, the manufacture, sale, import, duplication and
distribution of obscene material is prohibited.
The ban covers videos, films, slides, books, magazines and pictures that
"specifically portray sexual behavior or publicize pornographic and
lascivious images."
Israel, Egypt suspect broken;
'79 peace treaty, says Peres
TEL AVIV, Israel- Prime Minister Shimon Peres said yesterday that both
Israel and Egypt hold a lingering suspicion that the other side has iio
honored their 1979 peace treaty, creating an obstacle to improved relation4.
Political sources in Cairo said meanwhile that Egypt's president, Hosni
Mubarak, told his party last month he was no longer eager for full
diplomatic relations with other Arab countries and considered a dialogue
with Israel to be in the national interest.
Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal Hassan Aly flew to Amman, Jordan
yesterday to discuss efforts to form, a proposed Palestinian-Jordanian
delegation for negotiations with Israel. Richard Murphy, an assistant U.S.
secretary of state, flew to Baghdad for talks with Foreign Minister Tariq
Aziz of Iraq.

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