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20 more
plead not
Twenty more of the 118 protesters
arrested for trespassing at Rep. Carl
Pursell's (R-Ann Arbor) office nearly
three weeks ago pleaded not guilty
yesterday in 15th District Court.
The protesters were arrested Mar-
ch 14-18 while demonstrating against
President Reagan's proposed aid
package for the Contra rebels in
So far, 78 of the 118 arrested have
been arraigned. Only one protester,
University economics Prof. Locke
Anderson, has pleaded guilty.
The 40 remaining protesters will be
arraigned this morning.
Hunter Van Valkenburg, a protester
who pleaded not guilty on Monday,
said he expected the remaining 40 to
plead not guilty. If that happens, the
pre-trial hearing will be scheduled for
April 30.

Associated Press,

Bomb explodes

A bomb, planted by a Palestinian group in retaliation for "American arrogance," explodes yesterday inside a
TWA jet heading to Athens from Rome, killing four people who were sucked through a gaping hole.

Shannon looks to dislodge Democrats in 2nd Ward
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Ward a very clear choice - they
disagree on just about every major
issue facing the council right now.
Hunter, for instance, -voted against
a proposed hotel and conference cen-
ter, which would have been located at
Huron and First streets. Even though
the building would have complied
with city building and zoning laws,
Hunter said he felt it would have hurt
the community.
"WE'RE undergoing a tremendous
boom," Hunter said, referring to Ann
Arbor's continuing growth. "In the
next few years, we will have three
major buildings in a two-block area,
and one more building would greatly
harm the traffic flow."
"With the traffic from the conferen-
ce center and the traffic already
there, I don't think the roads can take
it," he said. "It would also cause the

loss of a substantial amount of
parking spaces that are needed."
Shannon, too, said she would have
opposed the plan that the council
rejected March 24, but only because it
did not contain enough on-site
parking. "I have reservations about
the design of the building," she said.
THE BUILDING would have con-
tained only 82 on-site parking spaces
for a 400-room hotel, but Shannon said
something could have been worked
out if there was "more participation
between the city and the developer."
The candidates split more sharply
on whether the city should tighten or
relax its housing code, an issue that
affects students living in off-campus
rental housing.
Shannon said the city could open
Ann Arbor's extremeley tight housing
market - there is currently a 1 per-
cent vacancy rate in the rental

market - by relaxing some housing
"I WOULD reduce selective
housing codes, like the fact that a
ceiling must be 7 feet 6 inches to meet
the code," she said. "But there are a
lot of older homes with 7-foot high
ceilings that would be good rooms to
rent." Shannon said she would not
support loosening parts of the housing
code that protect tenants' safety, such
as regulations prohibiting exposed
electrical wires.
Hunter, however, said many
students already live in substandard
units and the housing code needs to be
more strictly enforced. "Landlords
don't comply to city codes and rental
inspectors say they don't have the
manpower to do a great job," he said.
"I want to tip the balance in favor of
the tenant."
The candidates also disagreed on

Proposal B, which would authorize
the city to sell $3 million in tax bonds
to subsidize the repair of Ann Arbor's
crumbling roads.
HUNTER SAID he will vote for the
proposal because the streets need
repair, and federal budget cuts mean
there aren't good alternate sources of
"We can't fund it ourselves since it
costs $250,000 a mile to redo the
roads," he said. "The general fund
this year is losing substantial federal
funds. Even if we scraped and snat-
ched as much money as we can it
wouldn't be enough."
Shannon, however, said there are
ways to cut the budget and fund the
road repair. "We should prioritize our
programs and make sure the top
programs have money. The lower
priority programs could go on a ballot
and be voted on by the taxpayers."

Violence continues in Belfast
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - A Northern Ireland policeman was shot
and the homes of three other policemen were firebombed in an anti-police
onslaught by Protestant militants who roamed Ulster yesterday.
The second straight night of violence, primarily against members of
the Royal Ulster Constabulary, appeared to be adding a new dimenson to
the crisis triggered by the Nov. 15 Anglo-Irish accord that gives the over-
whelmingly Catholic Irish Republic a voice in Northern Ireland affairs.
Police reported 20 attacks on policemen and their homes since Monday,
when Protestant mobs clashed with security forces who had barred them
from marching through the town of Portadown southwest of Belfast
The attacks have outraged Protestant moderates who see the Royal
Ulster Constabulary as their shield against their arch-enemy, the
predominantly Catholic Irish Republican Army.
The constabulary is 85 percent Protestant. Under terms of the Anglo-
Irish agreement, the constabulary is supposed to show an evenhanded
approach in policing the feuding Protestant and Catholic communities on
the province. But of Protestant extremists, such evenhandedness is simply
another unwelcome outgrowth of the accord.
Fipino workers end walk-out
SUBIC NAVAL BASE, Philippines - Filipino workers tore down their
barricades yesterday outside the largest overseas U.S. Navy base and
ended a 12-day strike that had forced the diversion of a five-ship flotilla
and strapped nearby businesses.
More than 1,200 militant strikers at Subic held out a day longer than
workers at Clark Air Base and six smaller U.S. military installations
Leaders of the Subic picket line agreed yesterday evening to go along
with a compromise settlement reached the day before, however, and the
barricades of logs, rocks and metal grillwork came down.
The militants retired on a note of defiance.
"This is not the end of the struggle of Filipino workers," said Larry
Salazar, a leader of the union representing 22,000 workers who struck all
the bases. "The next time we barricade the gates, we will make sure the
organizational weaknesses are overcome."
Businessmen in the nearby city of Olongapo, who lost an estimated $1.2
during the strike, had brought increasing pressure on the strikers to allow
American servicemen off the grounds.
Losses to more than 300 bars, restaurants and other businesses around
Clark were estimated at $1 million.
Air Force crash kills crew
MAGDALENA, N.M. - An Air Force HC-130 search-and-rescue air-
plane crashed yesterday in a desolate area 16 miles north of Magdalena,
killing all six crew members, authorities said.
"The medical investigator reported they were all dead," said Rudy
Chavez, state police dispatcher in Socorro.
"The wreckage is scattered over a mile radius" in rough terrain, he
The HC-130 was assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque,
said Kay Peterson, spokeswoman at the base.
A state police helicopter, a military aircraft and a heliocopter am-
bulance from Albuquerque were at the scene in west-central New Mexico,
said Sgt. John McAninch of the state police in Socorro.
The HC-130, a four-engine turbo-prop, is a search and rescue version of
the C-130 cargo plane, Ms. Peterson said. A board of officers will in-
vestigate the crash, Ms. Peterson said.
U.S. retains Soviet nuclear
test policy, claims violations
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Administration has not changed the
way it measures Soviet tests of nuclear weapons and still believes the
Soviet Union has repeatedly violated the Threshold Test Ban Treaty,
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said yesterday.
"We haven't changed our method for estimating yields of Soviet tests.
As a part of the verification process, we are constantly refining our
techniques in an effort to improve our understanding of Soviet testing ac-
tivities," Speakes said.
Officials in Washington confirmed that CIA Director William Casey or-
dered a change in how the agency measures Soviet tests on Jan. 21 and a
congressional source said members of the House and S'enate intelligence
committee were advised of the change in routine briefings.
The officials noted, however, the intelligence agency is only one of a
half-dozen responsible for verifying Soviet compliance with treaties and
that a change at the CIA may not amount to a complete change in policy.
Fewer Southeast forests burn
The number of forest fires raging throughout the Southeast declined
yesterday, but a major new blaze burned in Virginia and a state of
emergency was declared in West Virginia, where firefighters were "just
numb" after 16 days on the job.
The toll in one of the region's worst fire seasons on record neared
600,000 acres, with some states already having lost more than in all of
1985. At least four people have died while fighting fires, three in Ten-
nessee and one in Ohio.
Much of the woodland along the Appalachians from West Virginia into

Alabama remained tinder dry, but rain moved toward Missouri, where
up to 3,000 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest has burned in about
60 fires in the past week.
"The weather folks are saying we could have some relief by Saturday,"
said Bruce Jewell, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service regional office
in Atlanta.
He said the 13-state southeastern region, which extends from Texas to
Virginia but does not include hard-bit West Virginia and Ohio, has been
averaging 1,000 to 1,500 fires a day.
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Hirshorn hopes to turn tide on Republican control

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you don't feel good about it," Hirshorn
However, Blow, a teacher at
Greenhills School, a private senior
and junior high school, says his four
years experience on the city council is
Blow said his experience in looking
at the budget and ways to reduce the
effect federal cuts and the city's low
tax base will have on this year's
budget is important.
"One thing I've been looking at is
combining the police and the fire
departments into one unit to save
money," he said. "And instead of
firing personnel that overlap, when
one person retires we consolidate that
position with another one."
Another way to cut the budget is to
prioritize the programs into
categories of high, medium, and low,
Blow said.
"We should be looking at those
things which the city has money to
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provide and should provide," he said.
Because Blow has been concerned
with saving money and believes the
city can do so, he is not in favor of
proposal B, which would let the city
borrow $3 million in tax bonds to
repair the roads.
"I did not vote to put it on (the
ballot), and I don't support it," Blow
said. "I feel that basic street repair
should come from the general tax
dollars and that citizens should expect
this service."
"I personally believe there are
ways of finding money in the general
fund," he said. "I mean, by making
priorities, we can increase the
amount of money that we can spend
on roads."
Hirshorn disagrees.
"I'm going to support the proposal,
not that a tax-bond is the best way of
getting the money, because the city
must pay interest on the money it
borrows," Hirshorn said. He prefers a
millage because there is no interest to
"We got to fix the roads oc-
casionally," he said.
Another problem with the roads is
that road priorities are unfairbecause
downtown roads usually get fixed fir-
st, Hirshorn said.
Downtown development is another

issue where the candidates differ.
Although both Blow and Hirshorn
agree that downtown development is
necessary, each has his own solutions
to the problem.
"There are too many projects that
are an extention of campus and look
like the Modern Languages
Building," Hirshorn said. "This is an
inappropriate model."
Hirshorn is also concerned about
public safety downtown. "I'd like to
send my daughter downtown and
know it is safe," he said. "You don't
build solid concrete buildings because
if you take a look at the design it's not
Hirshorn favors using more win-
dows because pedestrians can be seen
by merchants, so potential attackers
would be less likely to attack a person
if he knows that person can be seen by
Hirshorn is worried about building
affordable housing. Because of the
high cost of living downtown, he sees
people moving to the townships.
"Because of the high rents, there
will be commuter students because of
the low housing rents at the
perimeters of the city," Hirshorn
Blow says the city is doing

something about housing already.
He was pleased that the city might
sell a parcel of land on First and
William for a private housing
development for both low and
moderate incomes.
"The city should make land
available for sale, but I don't think the
city should get into property
management," Blow said.
He said the downtown area is doing
well, but the city should prepare for
the future.
"I think in the last four or five years
downtown has held its own. There are
more -restaurants and some new
businesses," said Blow. "But the city
should also be realistic, and if it
leaves downtown to continue to hold
its own, Briarwood may intrude."
"I also support a conference center,
and it should be downtown," he said.
"If the conference center is there it
would focus people from the
perimeters of the city to the down-
Both candidates also have strong
opinions about Proposal A, which
would send a message to Washington
that Ann Arbor does not support
military aid in Central America and
would establish a task force to find a
sister city somewhere in Central
Blow said the city should not take.
stands on "national" issues. "I'm op-
posed to proposal A because I see it as
the city getting involved in something
that is not the city's concern," Blow
He does not object to the establish-
ment of a sister city, although he did
point out that Ann Arbor has a sister
city in Central American already in
Hirshorn said he supports the

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