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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 25, 1986

Man shot
by East
at Wall
BERLIN (AP) - East German
border guards fired dozens of shots
yesterday at a young man trying to
climb over the Berlin Wall to the
West and he fell to the ground
covered with blood, Western
authorities said. They said he
probably died.
Another East German succeeded
yesterday in escaping to the West
by setting out on a raft into the
Baltic Sea, where he was picked up
by a passing ship, West German
police said.
The 36-year-old man on the raft
identified himself as a nephew of
Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, Com-
unist Germany's propaganda chief
and the leading commentator on
state-run television, sources told the
Associated Press.
A West Berlin witness to the
wall shooting reported hearing
shouts of "Halt, stand still,"
followed 30 to 50 shots on the
eastern side of the wall at about
1:30 a.m., West Berlin police said.
The witness said he saw
someone climb to the top of the
wall, then collapse and fall back
into East German territory, accord -
ing to police.
"I got you, you pig," an East
German border guard shouted at the
bloodied form sprawled on the
ground, police said. They said the
man was covered with a tarpaulin
and carried away.
In Bonn, the Intra-German
Relations Ministry issued a state -
ment saying the would-be escapee
was a man and was "probably
killed." Police spokesmen in West
Berlin also told the Associated
Press the man most likely was

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
The Deer Hunter
Dave Hodgkinson of Flint hunts in a woods in Gladwin. "Been huntin' for 20 years," he said. "Itls fun and it's
Offical challenges Reagan

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A department official, speaking
on condition he not be identified,
said the United States was initially
unsure who was responsible for
some of the recent kidnappings
because a group unknown to terror-
ism experts - the Revolutionary
Justice Organization - had claimed
Subsequently, the department
has received "pretty good" infor-
mation that pro-Iranian factions are
behind the kidnappings, the official

DURING HIS testimony to
the House panel, Whitehead lashed
out against the National Security
Council for masterminding the
secret contacts with Iran, which led
to the sales of arms.
"We in the State Department
find it difficult to cope with the
National Security Council's opera-
tional activities," he testified.
Whitehead said the department wel-
comes the council's advisory role.
"But when they become involved
in operational matters we have
concerns, particularly when we

don't know about them," he
In Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres tried
yesterday to defuse pressure on the
Israeli government to disclose its
role in shipping U.S. arms to Iran,
promising to report to a watchdog
subcommittee in Parliament.
He flatly refused, however, to
give information about any Iranian
arms deal when he appeared before
the Foreign Affairs and Security

City council discusses
housing code reform

British bank leaves S. Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Barclays Bank of Britain,
citing financial and political pressure, said yesterday it sold its last
shares in its South African affiliate for about $230 million. It was the
biggest divestment yet by a foreign company.
A consortium of South African companies signed the deal last week
to buy Barclays' shares in Barclays National Bank of South Africa, the
country's largest commercial bank.
"The Barclays PLC sale of shares must have an impact on the South
African economy. It is certainly not a perilous matter, but it is cause
for serious concern in terms of psychological impact," Basil Hersov,
chairman of Barclays National, told a news conference.
The London-based Barclays Bank PLC once owned 100 percent of
the local affiliate but since 1973 had reduced its share to 40.4 percent.
Its final pullout is the first by a major British company but follows
withdrawal by numerous American companies, most recently General
Motors, Kodak and IBM.
Ford,VW to join in S. America
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen A.G. will join
forces in Brazil and Argentina as a new, jointly operated and managed
$4 billion company called Autolatina, Ford said yesterday.
The venture, already approved by both automakers' boards, will be
formed once agreements for the deal are completed and signed, probably
in mid-1987, Ford spokesman Peter Olsen said.
Volkswagen will own 51 percent of Autolatina and Ford will own
49 percent, Olsen said.
Together, Ford and Volkswagen had $4 billion in sales in both
countries last year and operate 15 plants capable of producing 900,000
vehicles a year with 75,000 employees.
"This would maintain the identity and unique image of both
Volkswagen and Ford trademarks with VW and Ford products
continuing to be sold and serviced through existing separate dealer
networks in both countries," Ford President Harold Poling said.
"The main objectives of the venture would be to ensure continual
updating of technology, higher operational efficiencies and better use of
Voters should decide state-
paid abortions, Mansour says
LANSING - Outgoing Social Services Director Agnes Mansour said
yesterday she doesn't object to putting state-paid abortions before voters
as a way of settling a dispute over cutting off Medicaid payments to
health-care providers.
"My personal feeling would be I remain open to it. I think it would
have to be broad-based," she told a news conference. "I think it ought to
also be in a regular election. Costs would be equivalent to what the cost
is right now in paying for abortions."
The debate over state-paid abortions has left Michigan without a
Medicaid budget. Money began running out last week to pay for
abortions or any other medical service for the 900,000 people who
depend on Medicaid.
Supreme Court upholds rules
for teacher certification
LANSING - Church-operated schools in Michigan lost a battle to
overthrow the yoke of state regulation yesterday when the state
Supreme Court upheld rules requiring all teachers to be certified.
But the high court's 3-3 split caused optimism in spokesmen for the
two Saginaw County Baptist churches which filed the lawsuit.
"I think that the decision demonstrates there is a real question as to
the constitutionality of the Michigan statute," said the Rev. Rene
Ouellette of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. "While we would
have preferred a 4-3 majority or a 4-2 victory, this certainly is a better
decision than many people expected we would receive."
"I'm encouraged by the fact that half the court agreed with the
liberties of the schools and a majority didn't disagree," said William
Ball, a Pennsylvania attorney representing Sheridan Road Baptist
Church of Saginaw.
Floods strand 1,000 skiers
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Flooding caused by heavy rain and
melting snow forced dozens of families from their homes yesterday and
blocked the only highway to a mountain resort where about 1,000
weekend skiers were stranded.
Flooding and mudslides cut off railroads east and west of Seattle, one
by a mudslide that cut a 300-foot-deep gap through 60 feet of track.
Water and a slide also closed Interstate 90, the state's major east-west
highway, for part of the day.

Officials declared emergencies in King County, around Seattle, and
in Lewis County south of Tacoma. Several towns also declared
One firefighter was killed yesterday when he was hit by a train while
helping evacuate a nursing home threatened by flooding.
Plans had been made to airlift skiers off Mount Baker, near the
Canadian border north of Seattle, but Neil Clement, spokesman for the
Whatcom County Department of Emergency Services, said yesterday
that apparently wasn't necessary.
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East Kingsley which was found to
have 118 violations and is still on
the rental market. Notices are not
given on violations, Goode said,
adding that repair work is hasty and
"It's very important that people
understand what the official city
status is of their homes," Goode
Goode said the department has
lost files of specific violations and
the city clerk's office doesn't have
any rules or regulations on file
from the department.
CITY councilmembers agreed
that a Building Department's
housing code, is not well enforced,

for example rental units do not
meet standards which the city code
is supposed to enforce.
Councilmember Seth Hirshorn
(D-Second Ward) said the city must
enforce their policies because the
same houses are on the market year
after year.
Following presentations from
local groups, one local landlord
appeared at the meeting to endorse
the proposal to enforce housing
David Ross, an owner of one
unit, said he hates hearing
complaints from tenants about the
quality of housing, and urged the
council to "put some teeth" into its
enforcement of the housing codes.




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ASIDE FROM visiting and
phoning high school students,
University ambassadors also host
students from more than 88 high
schools in Michigan, especially
from the Detroit, Lansing,
Saginaw, and Bay City areas.
Vanhecke said, "This is where
our efforts are, where they begin,
right here, and not with financial
aid office, nor Vice-President
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for academic affairs), but here on a
grass-roots level, with students
getting involved."
Both Vanhecke and Sudarkasa
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recruitment is important.
"Not many counselors and
teachers in this state have graduated
from U of M," said Vanhecke.
"(And) a lot of high school
teachers and counselors may think
U of M is too tough for minority
students or even majority students.
Students have been told that U of
M is too tough, and that they
should not apply."
THIS IS what happened to
Michelle Johnson, a University
junior majoring in psychology.
Johnson, who went to Kingswood,
a private school in a Detroit
suburb, originally attended UCLA
because her high school counselor
said the University would be too
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