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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom


Vol. XCVII - No. 31 Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 16, 1986

Ten Pages

at rally
A rally condemning President
P pcald Reagan's failure to reach an
ns control agreement with Soviet
der Mikhail Gorbachev in Iceland
drew a diverse group of about 75
protesters to the steps of the Federal
P ilding yesterday.
Ann Arbor residents showed
;ir dissatisfaction with Reagan's
ogress at the summit pointing
ecifically to his refusal to trade
th- space testing for the Stategic
Defense Intiative, commonly
own as "Star Wars", in return for
an agreement with Gorbachev to
eliminate all Soviet and American
ballistic missiles in the coming
"WE KNOW the voices of one
small group in Ann Arbor will not
reach the White House, but we
believe an accumulation of protest
can make a difference," said Janis
Michael, chairman of the Michigan
Alliance for Disarmament, a protest
The crowd sang songs, held
candles, and listened to several
speakers, including State
Representative Perry Bullard (D-
I m Arbor) and a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority, express
tepublican challenger William
ucas came out swinging hard, and
iov. James Blanchard responded in
nd as both men jousted, jabbed,
nd jibed their way through a lively
Arst debate of the gubernatorial
Lucas continued his increasingly
harp attacks on the incumbent
democrat's four-year record, calling
113nchard "the Pinocchio of pol-
tics" for allegedly misleading
Michigan residents about the
conomic health of the state.
"OUR BUSINESS climate is
ne of the worst in the nation," he
aid. "He, has driven hundreds of
usinesses away."
Blanchard, who strayed quickly
rom his opening statement to
:hallenge Lucas' remarks, repeat-
:dly attacked the Republican's
ecord as Wayne County executive.
"The threat of payless paydays, a
'lebt as much as $70 million, a
'inancial crisis so bad the county
zan't even hire needed sheriffs,"

explodes in
Kills 1, injures 69
at West Wall

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Janis Michael, chairman of the Michigan Alliance for Disarmament, speaks at a protest at the Federal
building yesterday. She called Reagan's summit with the Soviet Union a failure, because no arms-control
agreements were reached.

public disatisfaction with Reagan's
nuclear policies. ,
Bullard commented before the
rally that Reagan's
uncompromising attitude on "Star
Wars" at the summit was "a tragic
loss" in the fight for peace.
* "WE CERTAINLY had an
opportunity to eliminate most

ballistic missiles over a 10-year
period. This was a tremendous
opportunity not seized," Bullard
said during his brief speech. Bullard
also urged the crowd to "pressure"
elected officials to force Reagan to
abolish the "Star Wars" program.
Jean Besanceney, an LSA junior
and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority

member, also criticized the
President's "Star Wars" plan.
Besanceney assured the
predominantly over-30 audience
that members of the University's
Greek system are interested in
U.S.-Soviet negotiations and the
pursuit for world peace.

JERUSALEM (AP)-Attackers
hurled hand grenades yesterday near
Judaism's holiest site, the Wailing
Wall, killing at least one person
and wounding 69 soldiers, civilians,
and tourists.
The grenades were thrown at a
group of 300 new recruits of an
elite infantry force of the Israeli
army who had just completed a
swearing-in ceremony at the last
remnant of the biblical Jewish
Temple that was largely destroyed
in 70 A.D.
IT WAS the most serious
attack in the city in 2 1/2 years and
came during the three weeks of
Jewish observances known as the.
High Holidays. Mayor Teddy
Kollek called it a "large scale dis-
A medic who was on the scene
said on army radio: "I heard .. .
two, three explosions. ... I heard
shouts and windows exploding.
There were shrapnel injuries, there
were smashed limbs, broken hands,
and legs of those who stood close."
The wail of emergency sirens
and screams of the wounded cut the
evening air and a nearby sidewalk
was stained with blood. Shreds of
clothing were strewn about.
THE INJURED, some with
their clothes ripped off bythe
explosions, were lifted onto stretch-
ers and carried by soldiers and
passers-by to ambulances.
Israel Radio reported at least two'
attackers threw as many as three
Soviet-made hand grenades at the
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin
told reporters at the scene, "This is
proof that the Palestinian terror
seeks to hurt us in every place, in

every way and at every hour."
PRIME Minister Shimon Peres
expressed "deep shock" over the
attack, the national Itim news
agency reported. It quoted Peres as
saying Israel's security forces would
do all they could to capture those
The grenades were hurled near a
large parking lot at the Dung Gate,
one of eight entrances to the walled
Old City, as the soldiers and their
relatives headed for cars and buses
after the swearing-in. The gate is
used daily by thousands of tourists
and Jewish worshipers.
Yehudit Israel, whose husband
was wounded in the back by
shrapnel, said: "I saw white smoke.
I ran out of the car without my
shoes on. I heard all sorts of noise.
It was a terrible mess."
said she "thought it was a bad
nightmare and I hit the floor" of the
Ruth Meckel,.a spokeswoman at
Hadassah Hospital, said the father
of a soldier was killed. Many of
the wounded were relatives of
soldiers involved in the traditional
Wailing Wall ceremony.
Police spokesman Rafi Levi said
children and some Palestinians were
Scores of police swept the area
and Levi said 15 Arabs were
arrested. Searchlights were erected
and most of the Old City was
placed under curfew.
Most of the wounds were light
or moderate and the victims were
taken to four Jerusalem hospitals,
Israel radio reported. Levi said 69
people were wounded and confirmed
one death.

.rd, Lucas spar in first debate

'I don't think we can allow Wayne Coun-
ty's mess, Mr. Lucas, to become
Michigan's mess.'
-Governor James Blanchard

Blanchard said.
BOTH MEN continued their
sparring, although much more
jovially, at a news conference after
the debate before the Grand Rapids
Economic Club.
Lucas was jubilant after the one-
hour debate.
"I think I knocked his socks
off," he said as he left his lectern in
the Amway Guard Plaza Hotel.
BLANCHARD said he was
prepared for Lucas' spitfire ap-
"We're not going to be too
distracted by wild accusations," he
said afterward. "It might make good

entertainment, but it won't change
The two men, both wearing dark
blue suits and red ties and separated
by a long table, made opening and
closing remarks and fielded ques-
tions from a panel of local
reporters. Each was allowed to rebut
the others remarks.
LUCAS WAS the more
animated and aggressive of the pair,
and received slightly longer
applause from the largely Repub-
lican crowd.
Lucas opened by ripping
Blanchard for supposedly being

swayed by his advisors and agreeing
to only two debates.
Lucas said Blanchard misleads
voters into believing the state's
credit rating is good.
"FORTY-TWO other states
have a better credit rating," he said.
Most of the debate was over
familiar ground. Lucas hit the
Blanchard-backed 38 percent income
tax increase, and Blanchard took
credit for pulling the state out of
the recession.
Blanchard claimed that Lucas,
shortly after election as Wayne
County executive in 1980, asked
Blanchard for help with the
county's financial situation and said
Lucas wanted to raise property
"I don't think we can allow
Wayne County's mess, Mr. Lucas,
to become Michigan's mess," he

TAs vote
against strike
The University's teaching assistants voted to
accept a mediator's terms to solve their contract
disagreement with the University, overwhelmingly
rejecting a TA strike.
GEO president Alice Haddy said both sides have
"essentially accepted (the settlement)," although the
proposed contract will not be finalized until the two
chief negotiators-Colleen Dolan-Greene for the
University and Martin Doettling for the Graduate
Employees Organization (GEO)- officially sign it.
UNIVERSITY officals refused to comment on
the the issue until the settlement is finalized.
The dispute centered around economic issues.
The final proposal was recommended by mediator
Edmund Phillips of the Michigan Employment
'Relations Commission. It includes a 4.7 percent
salary increase and a 6 percent increase in their
tuition waiver.
See TAs , Page 2

Author f ights
world hunger
Hunger should be thought of in terms of human emotions rather
than statistics Dr. Joseph Collins told an large audience last night in
Hale Auditorium during a speech commemorating World Food Day.
Nearly two hundred students and Ann Arbor residents turned out to
hear Collins address the question: "Why Hunger in a World of
"BEING HUNGRY means watching people you love die," he
said, referring to peasants in underdeveloped countries who often have
to choose between paying mortgages (to avoid losing their land) and
feeding their children.
Collins claims monopolization of land by a tiny elite leaves the
majority of peasants without a means to earn a living. "The root
cause of hunger isn't scarcity of food.. .it's scarcity of democracy."
See SPEECH , Page 5
Plane assures safewalk

SafeWalk has been in operation
just two and one-half weeks, but
Asha Patil already calls herself a
SafeWalk "regular."
"For some reason, just recently
I've felt very insecure walking
back alone," explains the art
school sophomore, as two

volunteers accompany her to her
off-campus apartment.
SAFEWALK, a program run
by volunteers to safely walk
students at night, has been
working well, according to LSA
senior Amy Simon, a coordinator
of the program. "I've gotten
See STUDENTS, Page 3

Cadet Staff Sgt.' Gerry Padnos, an engineering sophomore descends the Dentistry Building
-a 105 foot drop.

Depressed 'state'
There are a lot of denressed football fans in


inadequate work or family lives are more likely to
become sports fanatics because they "are not
satisfied until an opponent is crushed or
humiliated." They're the ones screaming at the
television or the referees, Stollak noted. "From
'Damm Yankees' to the Thanksgiving Day widow,
it's more true than not," he said. "Men with poor
families or work lives tend to seek alternative

its feathers recently forced him to sell most of his
flock and his 1,500-egg incubator. He wasn't
about to keep the expensive birds around just for
the company. "Peacocks aren't good for anything
except looking at," Flusek said. "They're stupid.
They have awful raspy voices and such bad
dispositions that they'll kill each other if they get
the chance." Flusek kept 15 nairs of peacocks and

DESENSITIZED: Opinion observes World Hunger
Day. See Page 4.
LEGENDS: Arts previews the Blues Festival.



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