The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 4, 1987 -Page 3
Soviets arrest Brezhnev's kin
MOSCOW (AP) - In another
move to combat top-level cor -
ruption, the Soviet government an -
nounced yesterday the late President
Leonid Brezhnev's son-in-law had
been arrested and accused of taking
Foreign Ministry spokesman
Gennady Gerasimov announced the
arrest of Yuri Churbanov, a former
deputy interior minister, during a
briefing for Soviet and foreign
The official Tass news agency
also carried a one-sentence an -
nouncement of the arrest suggesting
the government may be planning to
make an example of Churbanov for
alleged abuse of his authority.
Neither of the announcements
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Senate voted yesterday to let states
raise speed limits along sparsely
settled stretches of interstate high -
ways to 65 mph, setting up a clash
with the House that could delay
distribution of billions of dollars of
federal transportation aid.
The speed limit increase, ap -
proved 65-33, was an amendment to
the $52.4 billion highway bill,
which would provide assistance to
road and bridge projects in the states
for the next four years. A $10.8
billion package of mass transit
assistance is excpected to be added
to the highway bill.
mentioned Churbanov's relation -
ship to Brezhnev, who was Soviet
leader from 1964 until his death in
But bribe-taking and cronyism
during Brezhnev's tenure have come
under harsh criticism in the two
years since Mikhail Gorbachev be -
came Communist Party leader.
"He has been arrested. An inves -
tigation is under way and he is ac -
cused of corruption and bribe-tak -
ing." Gerasimov said.
He did not say if formal charges
have been filed and declined to give
further details. Gerasimov said re -
porters' questions about when and
where Churbanov was arrested and
where he was being held were "ex -
It was not clear why Churbanov
was arrested at this time, or whether
the arrest was connected with a
bribery scandal and immigration
He was removed from that post
two years ago and reportedly trans -
ferred to other duties within the
Gorbachev's crackdown on cor -
rupt officials has been linked to re -
moval of several members of the
ruling Politburo, including last
weeks ouster of Dinmukhamed
Kunaev. Former Politburo mem -
bers Viktor Grishin and Grigory
Romanov also were sent into
retirement after they were accused of
Some high-ranking officials in
the Central Asian republics who
were accused of corruption have re -
ceived punishments ranging from
demotion to death by firing squad.
Vakhbozhan Usmanov, minister of
the cotton industry in Uzbekistan,
was sentenced to death in August
for taking bribes.
During the Communist Party
Central Committee meeting that
removed Kunaev, Gorbachev gave a
lengthy speech that lashed out at
the Brezhnev years as a time of
economic stagnation, corruption,
and moral decline.
USE DAILY CLASSIFIEDS
A pro-government congressman, (left), lands a punch against a communist legislator during heated debate in
New database aids student research
By MANALI DESAI
The University library system
has introduced a new database to
help students with term papers or
Wilsearch can be used to access
Readers Guide, Social Sciences
Index, Applied Sciences and Tech -
nology index and other useful
indices. It also indicates current
books and journals.
Students enter two or three
subject topics, then they list the
indices that they are searching.
Within a few minutes, they get a
print-out of references.
The libraries still use the GEAC
system to locate books and authors
in their collections.
Agnes Wolff, a graduate student
at the School of Library Science
and Information Studies, used the
education index and library literature
simultaneously and found 36 rele -
vant references in about two
minutes. She said she was pleased
because it "saved me a lot of time
and I was able to get a print out of
Wilsearch was introduced at the
beginning of this term at the
Undergraduate library. Deb Biggs,
acting coordinator of the reference
section at the UGLi, said this is an
increasingly popular method of
accessing information and the
library is "pleased to be able to
offer this service free of charge to
Response to Wilsearch so far has
been positive. Comments on a
questionnaire introduced by the
UGLi have included "helpful,"
"easy to use," and "time saving."
Wilsearch is available at the
UGLi, and graduate and the North
Engineering libraries. Instructions
on how to use the computer system
are printed on the terminal.
The Bursley Family Presents
SWEET SIXTEEN.. .
COMING OF AGE IN THE EIGHTIEs!
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987
8 p.m. Bursley Hal
Tickets: $4 in advance /
$5 at the door
Sweet Sixteen Party afterwards!
Tickets Available in the
Michigan Union Feb. 2 & 3rd
and in the Fishbowl
Feb. 4, 5, & 6th (11-5 pm.)
Sponsored by MSA, Office of the vice President
and The Bursley Council
SPRING BREAK SIZZLES AT DAYTONA BEACH. Concerts, games,
parties, exhibitions, freebies, golf, tennis, jai alai, greyhound racing,
great nightlife and the best beaches in Florida. It all happens in the
Daytona Beach Resort Area, home of the National Collegiate Sports
Pack your car, hop on a tour bus or catch a flight on Delta, Eastern,
Piedmont or Presidential Airlines. A travel agent can make all the
arrangements at no added charge. So, call 800-535-2828 or 800-
854-1234 (in Florida) for more information.
FoMow the Road to Daytona Beach on
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8MM Film Festival -- The 21
Club, Eye & AAFC, 8:00 p.m.,
Ann Arbor Theater.
Focus tonight on young filmmakers.
For more info dial 662-2470.
The Goodbye Girl (Herbert Ross,
1979), Hill St., 8:00 p.m., Hill St.
A wierd actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
falls for a cynical divorcee (Marsha
Mason), but can't convince her he's
more than just a one-month stand.
Actually funny and romantic, despite
the fact that it was written by Neil
Queen Ida and the Bon Temps
Zydeco Band- 8 p.m., Nectarine
Queen Ida, master of Zydeco, a
raucous mixture of traditional Cajun
music, reggae, and calypso, with
dixieland, blues, Latin and rock
thrown in for flavor, will perform
Samuel J. Eldersveld-
"Political Elites in Modern
Societies: Emperical Research and
Democratic Theory," 8 p.m.,
Teodor Shanin- "Natsionalnost':
Theories of Ethnicity, East & West,"
Center for Russian and East
European Studies, noon, Lane Hall,
Dennis- G. Ballinger-
"Photophobe: A Drsophila Mutant
with Reversed Phototactic Behavior,"
4 p.m., MLB Lecture Room II.
Makoto Maejima- "The Method
of Probability Metrics and a New
Ideal Metric," Dept. of Statistics, 4
p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Patricia Hill Collins- "The
Politics of Black Feminist
Thought," 4:30 p.m., Rackham,
West Conference Room.
Jeffrey Hsi- "B-Lactamase
Inhibitors- Rational Design and
Synthesis," Dept. of Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1300 Chemistry Bldg.
Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center- Mass
Hebrew Speaking Club- 4
p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
LASC- 8 p.m., 1407 Mason Hall.
LSA Student Government-6
p.m., 3rd Floor Michigan Union.
International Women's Day-
Planning meeting, 8 p.m., Women's
Take Back the Night March &
Rally- Planning meeting, 7:30
p.m., 2nd Floor Fire Dept., 107 N.
Greek Week Kick-off-Pairings
Party 1987, "M & You," 9:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union Ballroom.
University Lacrosse Team-
practice, 6 p.m., The Colliseum,
corner of Hill and Fifth Sts., (747-
Eurythmy Course- 7:45 p.m.,
The Rudolf Stiener Institute, 1923
TRW- Pre-Interview, 1 p.m.- 4
p.m., North Campus Commons,
Career Planning &
Placement- "Applying to Law
School," 4:10 p.m., 3200 SAB;
"Deciding Your Career," 4:10 p.m.,
3200 SAB; Career Conference for
Minority & Disabled Students, 6
p.m., 3200 SAB; "Preparing for the
Summer Job Fair," 6 p.m., MLB,
Lecture Room II; Pre-Registration
for the Summer Job Fair, all day,
Safewalk- Night time safety
walking service, 8 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.,
102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Management- 7:30 p.m.,
Catherine McAuley Heath Center,
5301 East Huron River Drive.
Cigna Corporation, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.,
Michigan Union, Pond Room A;
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., 7 p.m.-
9 p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel
city state Zip
with Campus Marketing
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