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Sakharov's wife to be released from exile
MOSCOW (AP) - Yelena Bonner,'
wife Nobel Peace Prize laureate An-
Airei Sakharov, will be released from
exile in the Soviet Union and allowed
to go to the West for medical treat-
'ment, a Soviet journalist said yester-
If the report is true, it could signal a
reversal of Kremlin policy toward
Sakharov, the country's best known
dissident, and his wife.
THE WEST German newspaper
Bild reported Monday that Bonner, 60,
would be allowed to leave the Soviet
Union immediately. Soviet journalist
Victor Louis, who has close ties with
Soviet officials, said he believed the
report was authentic and that the
United States was her likely
: The Sakharovs were exiled in
porky, 250 miles from Moscow, in the
'1980 and have been isolated there sin-
e last year, when Sakharov went on
hunger strike to try to get permission
or his wife to be treated abroad for
ye and heart ailments.
**Bonner had been allowed to make
)rips to Moscow until last year when
he reportedly was sentenced to five
dears' exile on a charge of spreading
anti-Soviet slander and forced to
remain in Gorky.
IN NEWTON, Mass., Bonner's
son-in-law could not confirm the
reports, but said, "If she is about to
leave, I would expect this to happen
today or tomorrow."
Efrem Yankelevich, who is married
to Bonner's daughter, added that if
Sakharov remained in Gorky, "as
soon as she has finished medical
treatment she will go back to him."
Since Bonner was reported senten-
ced in August 1984, Louis has been
almost the only source of information
about the Sakharovs. Louis has sup-
plied media in the West with
videotapes of the Sakharovs in Gorky.
ASKED ABOUT the West German
newspaper's report, Louis said, "As
far as I am concerned it is authentic,
that she will be allowed to go, that it
will not be a one-way ticket, that it is
up to her when and where."
Asked where Bonner might go,
Louis said she may go to the United
States, or to Italy, where she under-
went treatment for glaucoma in 1975
1977, and 1979.
Tatiana Yankelevich, Bonner's
daughter, said Monday night that next
month's summit meeting between
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and
President Reagan could be a factor in
MOSCOW JEWS refused per-
mission to emigrate and Soviets
denied exit visas to join their spouses
in theWest have voiced hope that the
summit meeting may yield progress
in their cases.
But there has so far been no sign of
change in Soviet human rights
policies, or of an imminent exodus of
thousands of Soviet Jews, as
suggested in some reports from
Sakharov, 64, was an honored
physicist in the Soviet Union and
helped develop the country's
hydrotgen bomb. He later began to
question the arms race and in .the
early 1970s began to campaign for
human rights in the Soviet Union.
IN 1975 he was named winner of the
Nobel Peace Prize for his activities on
behalf of human rights.
The Soviet Union exiled him to
Gorky in 1980 after he criticized Soviet
intervention in Afghanistan.
In 1983, when rumors swept Moscow
that Sakharov was prepared to
emigrate if the Soviets would let him
go, the official news agency Tass said
he would never be allowed to leave
because he knew state secrets.
Sakharov had always said he did not
want to leave his country and
reiterated it in statements Bonner
brought from Gorky to Moscow on
Students plan to rally
on Shapiro's lawn
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do anything -" said students should
have contact with all of the Univer-
sity's top officials, and should par-
ticipate in University decision-
The assembly also unveiled last
night a new plan to publicize itself to
the campus through information
tables in the fishbowl and the UGLI,
the MSA newspaper, and a new phone
line for students to express concerns
to the assembly. The line can be
reached by dialing 76-GRIPE.
"It's time to pump hands, and kiss
babies," Josephson said in a
memorandum to assembly members.
He was referring to the assembly's
plan to "get out among our con-
JOSEPHSON said afterwards that
the purpose of the publicity campaign
is to show students "that even though
by reading the Daily it seems like all
MSA does is sit around a table every
night and discuss world issues, there
are other issues we're working on that
aren't reported in the Daily.
These issues, Josephson said, in-
clude the assembly's work in
establishing a rape prevention center
on campus, its role in opposing the
code, and its concerns with minority
recruitment and retention.
In addition, he added, the assembly
wants to inform students about the.
more mundane things we do - like
sponsoring Student Legal Services."
DESPITE Josephson's comments,
however, the assembly postponed un-
til next week its decision on which
specific issues it will prioritize for the
rest of the term.
The assembly then decided to hold
two hour training sessions to educate
representatives about the assembly's
Last night's meeting also featured a
debate about the MSA's controversial
role in endorsing recent political
demonstrations on campus.
DURING the assembly's con-
stituents time, two students criticize
these endorsements, and said the
assembly should focus more on cam-
"No matter how much you publicize
yourself, endorsing bad policies is not
going to help," said LSA senior Bill
LSA junior Scott Siler pointed out
that there are many other groups on
campus that focus on world political
issues, and he urged MSA to "rise
above this and stick to campus
Assembly members reitered that
the non-political issues MSA ad-
dresses are not sufficiently covered in
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French discover AIDS drug
PARIS - A drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs ap-
pears to stop the AIDS virus from destroying victims' immune systems
and potentially may be used to treat the deadly disease, French resear-
chers said yesterday.
Theresearchers from Laennec Hospital in Paris said experimental
treatment with the drug cyclosporin-A kept alive two AIDS victims who
likely would have died from the disease, acquired immune deficiency
Professors Jean-Marie Andrieu and Philippe Even and Dr. Alain
Venet, speaking at a news conference, said cyclosporin-A cannot cure the
disease but appears to stop the virus from destroying the cells of the im-
mune system that are prime targets for the AIDS virus.
"Without our treatment, the man would be dead today. As for the
woman, the growth of the disease was stopped. It is the first time in the
world that this has happened," the researchers said in a statement.
Americans' income rises 1.1%
WASHINGTON - Americans' personal income rose 1.1 percent from
April through June with Wyoming and Indiana enjoying the biggest gains
while residents of Delaware, Alaska, and Montana suffered declines, the
government said yesterday.
The biggest force propelling wages upward was a strong increase in
construction payrolls which offset sluggish activity in the manufacturing
sector, according to the Commerce Department.
The 1.1 percent second-quarter gain followed an even larger 1.7 percent
increase in non-farm personal income during the first three months of the
Commerce Department analyst Rudolph DePass said the income gains
were spread fairly evenly throughout the country with about half of the
states in every geographical region posting income gains that either mat-
ched or surpassed the national average.
"It was a period of moderate economic growth, typified by high import
penetration, declining farm prices, and declining oil and gas prices," he
said. "There are a lot of imbalances in the economy with basic industries
like manufacturing growing slowly compared to the service sectors."
Hurricane stalls on La. shore
MORGAN CITY, La. - Unexpected Hurrican Juan wobbled ashore and
then stalled again yesterday, knocking down a third oil rig as its heavy
rain and 85 mph wind whipped offshore waves 20 feet high and drove tides
up to 10 feet above normal against inland levees.
At least three people were dead and nine were missing, including three
believed trapped in a drilling rig that toppled in a marsh and two teen-
agers who went for a ride in a small boat. The Coast Guard said about 160
people had been rescued from drilling rigs and boats in the Gulf of Mexico
and adjacent waters over three days.
"It's the most water we've had in 35 to 40 years," said Civil Defense
spokesman Don Gary in low-lying Terrebonne Parish, on the coast
southwest of New Orleans.
Displaced snakes, including poisonous water moccasins, and balls of
stinging fire ants floated through some flooded streets.
The storm, which surprised forecasters when it strengthened into a
hurricane Sunday and then stalled for a day just off the coast, came
ashore and then stalled again yesterday near Lafayette, about 100 miles
west-northwest of New Orleans at 3 p.m. CST.
Soviet Union offers to accept
small-scale tests of 'Star Wars'
WASHINGTON - The Soviet Union has offered to halt construction of
a suspicious Siberian radar and to accept small-scale tests of the con-
troversial U.S. "Star Wars" program, Reagan administration officials
But the offer to halt work at the Krasnoyark site, which President
Reagan branded as illegal in a report to Congress, is drawing a skeptical
U.S. response because it would depend on the United States not going
ahead with the modernization of early-warning radar in Greenland and
The Soviet gesture on Star Wars, however, is considered a positive
move in dealing with the main impediment to progress on a new nuclear
arms control treaty. Reagan's $26 billion program to develop a high-
technology anti-missile shield has slowed arms negotiations in Geneva,
Both proposals, through diplomatic channels in Geneva, appear to be
part of a concerted public relations campaign by the Soviets in advance of
Reagan's Nov. 19-20 summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gor-
Sailor to return to USSR
NEW ORLEANS - A Soviet sailor who jumped ship twice near New
Orleans in what appeared to be an attempt at defection will return to
Russia, an official in Washington said yesterday.
The official, declining to be identified, said the State Department plan-
ned to issue a detailed statement on the case later.
The sailor, Miroslav Medvid, described as exhausted and nauseated
six days after the ordeal began, was at the Naval Support Activity center
here, State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said in Washington.
Officials had reported earlier that the sailor was too sick to be inter-
viewed any further. But Kalb said yesterday that another interview had
Medvid was taken Monday afternoon from the 120,000-ton Marshal
Koniev to the Coast Guard cutter Salvia, where a State Department of-
ficial who speaks Russian and other U.S. representatives began inter-
viewing him, said State Department spokesman Peter Martinez.
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danger," he said.
Wiesel suggested Hiroshima as an
appropriate alternative to Geneva for
the November US-USSR summit on
arms control, so that the leaders "Can
see what (the dropping of the bomb)
meant," to which the audience
Wiesel interspersed his comments
on political issues, with Talmudic
stories, relating the biblical struggles
of Noah, Isiah and Elijah.
He said that he spoke from a Jewish
perspective because he is a Jew, but
that he didn't believe in
"I BELIEVE in the entire human
sphere. I don't believe that Jews are
any greater or worse. Christians
should speak as Christians, Moslems
as Moslems, Buddists as Buddists...
I ask them to be as tolerant of our
beliefs as we are to theirs," he said.
Wiesel said that Jewish history is
one of suffering, but primarily one of
responses to suffering.
"This is probably the essence of
Jewish tradition. Some times you're
ready to give up on humankind, but
you open the Talmud and see so many,
outcries of rebellion and revolt - you
cannot believe such courage and
determination," he said.
"There are no answers, but that
doesn't stop man from asking
questions . . . the most important
principle of the Torah is to love thy
fellow man in the way that you love
yourself," Wiesel told the audience.
WIESEL WAS born in 1928, in the
town of Sighet in Transylvania. As a
child he was taken from his home,
sent to the Auschwitz concentration
camp, and later to Buchenwald.
After surviving the Holocaust, he
was brought to Paris, where he lived
and worked as a journalist and a
He is now an American citizen, but
divides his time between New York,
Paris, and Israel.
WIESEL HAS written more than a
dozen books, of which the most recent
won the 1984 Grand Prize for
literature in Paris.
This past spring, President Reagan
awarded Wiesel the Congressional
Gold Medal of Achievement, the
nations highest civilian honor.
Wiesel did not mention the
Holocaust directly, which surprised
some members of the audience.
"He talked about current things ...
he didn't just dwell on the past," said
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