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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 7, 1986
Board ponders fate of teacher

The Ann Arbor Board of Education
has discussed how to deal with a male
substitute teacher diagnosed as
having an AIDS-related complex
virus, but has yet to announce a
At a closed meeting Wednesday
night, board members spoke with an
attorney about "the risks involving
the substitute," according to school
district superintendent Richard Ben-
Benjamin refused to elaborate, ex-
cept to say, "I can reassure the
community that the safety and rights

of the students have been, and will
continue to be, my highest priority."
AIDS-related complex virus means
the patient has been exposed to the
AIDS virus, has swollen glands, and
may have a slight fever, according to
Ceasar Briefer, director of University
Health Service. But the complex
virus, unlike AIDS itself, does not
destroy the body's immune system,
Briefer added.
Because substitute teachers do not
have contracts with the Ann Arbor
school system, Benjamin said the
board at its private session also
discussed whether the ill teacher

should be treated as if he had regular
employee rights. Benjamin would not
say what the board decided.
But Bob Mosely, assistant superin-
tendent for information services, said
"All people have civil rights. At least
he will have that."
The Ann Arbor News Wednesday
reported that the substitute teacher
threatened to sue the board if he was
fired. But Errol Goldman, the school
district's executive director for labor
relations, said, "I cannot say that he
threatened to sue, but he has retained
his legal counsel who has been in
touch with me."

The school district currently lacks a
policy on communicable diseases and
how to handle employees who are af-
flicted with them. In late November,
school board officials began to draft
such a policy - which would encom-
pass AIDS - based on federal and
state guidelines. The first draft calls
for a planel of physicians, school of-
ficials, and public health experts to
decide on a case by case basis
whether ill employees should remain
on the job. But the school board and
the general public must still discuss
the draft before it is accepted as
general policy.

Profs, students fear violent Philippine elections

(Continued from Page 1)
mate Salvador Laurel belong, the non-
violent sectoral opposition, that
wishes to bring about political change
through methods such as those used
by Mahatma Gandhi; and the militant
underground, which is believed to be
between onc and two million strong.
This includes the small communist
National People's Army, which num-
bers 30,000.
According to University political
science professor Gary Hawes, even if
Aquino wins the greater percentage of
the popular vote, she will be unable to
take power. Hawes attributed this to
both electoral fraud on the part of
Marcos and his supporters, and to
Marcos' control of the military.
"(Aquino) does not have control of

the military, which is the key," said
Burgos. "If she wins, the military will
have a coup," he added.
BURGOS forsees an increasing
militancy in the Philippines'
population if Aquino should lose.
"Immediately, there will be a lot of
demonstrations," he said. "Then the
sectoral opposition will be the ones to
launch a lot of protests," including
massive strikes, sit-ins, and other
forms of nationally coordinated mass
actions. In this way, the sectoral op-
position hopes to immobilize the coun-
try, and overthrow the Marcos
"The people will know if there's
cheating becaust they're in the voting
place. If they see that they'll lose all

hope (to change the government).
There will be civil unrest, and that
will be the time for the NPA to act,"
said Diaz. He describes this scenario
as "the last hope to remove the
government in power."
If Aquino manages to maintain or-
der, Burgos said, she will be
pressured to nationalize land presen-
tly in the possession of agricultural
multinationals. The Filipinos regard
the land as having been stolen from
If Marcos wins the election, U.S.
advisors will look at who might suc-
ceed him. If a moderate like Aquino
steps into power, she may attempt to
introduce economic and military
reform, reduce the US presence, and

write a new, more liberal constitution.
Conversely, the present regime
remains in power after Marcos' death
and continues in the same repressive
manner as Marcos, the risk of an
overthrow by a group hostile to the
United States is run.
The direction the aftermath of the
election will take largely depends on
the reaction of the U.S., SAID Hawes.
"It will depend on the U.S.'s
willingness to look at the Philippines
as a country with uniquiness and its
own history and culture, instead of
another arena for the U.S. versus
communism," he said.

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southern parts of the country. But
officials said the chances of a large-
scale attack by the rebels were slim.
Manila's Roman Catholic arch-
bishop, Cardinal Jaime Sin, leader of
the nation's 43 million Catholics and a
frequent Marcos critic, appealed for
sobriety and calm.
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NASA eliminates weather as
cause of Challenger crash
WASHINGTON - NASA officials yesterday told the presidential com-
mission investigating the Challenger explosion there is no reason to
believe that freezing weather had anything to do with the loss of the ship
and its crew.
The question of low termperature effects on the shuttle's booster
rockets at Cape Canaveral last week was raised repeatedly by com-
mission Chairman William Rogers, citing news reports that the cold
might have had a role in the disaster.
President Reagan has given the commission 120 days to determine the
probable cause of the shuttle explosion and recommend ways to assure it
does not happen again.
Also yesterday, a salvage vessel brought the pointed tip of Challenger's
huge fuel tank to port, and NASA believed it located the shuttle's second
rocket booster under the ocean 15 miles from the launch pad.
Parisians search for bombs
PARIS - Hundreds of police patrolled airports train stations,
museums, and national landmarks yesterday in a bid to stop a wave of
bombings that injured 20 people and prompted tourists to consider cur-
tailing Paris vacations.
Interior Minister Pierre Joxe dispatched an estimated 2,500 police of-
ficers at large train stations and at Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports.
Security was also tightened at landmarks and museums in the French
capital. Police searched trains in Paris stations for suspicious packages
before passengers were allowed to board. Some luggage was also inspec-
A large contingent of police was also guarding the Sorbonne university,
where representatives of 64 nations, including 10 heads of state, were
holding a conference on acid rain and drought.
Prime Minister Laurent Fabius said police investigators believe Arab
terrorists may be behind three bomb explosions this week, as well as the
planting of a bomb on the Eiffel Tower that was safely defused.
Child gives AIDS to mother
ATLANTA - Federal health officials reported the first case of a child
giving AIDS to his mother yesterday but said the "unusual" incident does
not indicate routine contact can cause the disease.
The National Centers for Disease Control said the 2-year-old child con-
tracted Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome through transfusion
and passed it on to the mother during nursing care that involved "exten-
sive unprotected exposure to the child's blood and body secretions and
"Transmission of the HTLV-III-Lav (AIDS) infection from child to.
parent has not been previously reported," the CDC said.
The CDC, which has emphasized many times there is no evidence to
show AIDS is spread by casual or household contact, said "the contact
between the reported mother and child is not typical of the usual contact
that could be expected in a family setting.
Neo-Nazis ordered to prison
SEATTLE- - Five members of the violent neo-Nazi group The Order
were sentenced yesterday to prison terms of up to 100 years for their roles
in a plot to overthrow the government and establish an Aryan homeland.
Bruce Carroll Pierce, Randolph Duey, Gary Yarbrough, Andrew Bar-
nhill, and Richard Kemp were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Walter
McGovern presided over a 3 -month trial that ended Dec. 30 with
racketeering convictions for 10 members of the Nazi-like group. The
remaining five are to be sentenced tomorrow.
McGovern yesterday gave the defendants maximum sentences.
Pierce and Duey each received consecutive 20-year sentences on five
separate counts for a total of 100 years. Duey also was sentenced to an
additional 55 years to be served concurrently.
Yarbrough was ordered to spend 60 years in prison, concurrent with a
20-year sentence he is serving for illegal weapons possession.
Barnhill was sentenced to two consecutive 20-year terms, plus an ad-
ditional 30 years to run concurrently, and Kemp was sentenced to three
consecutive 20-year terms.
S. African blacks forced to
leave homes, activists claim
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Civil rights activists charged that
police and soldiers forced blacks to move from their homes for the first
time in two years yesterday as a government minister predicted the
eventual election of a black president in South Africa.
Police and soldiers in armored trucks forced blacks to move from
Moutse, northeast of Johannesburg, to the remote northern Transvaal
province, said Ethel Walt, vice president of the Black Sash civil rights

"The government has once again engaged in an old-style forced
removal," she said. "In the presence of police, people are being loaded
into removal trucks and their houses are being demolished."
It was the first forced removal since blacks were marched at gunpoint
from their traditional home at Magopa two years ago. The removal was
designed to "consolidate" the community into a northern tribal
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