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Task force to talk with Riegle

By CARRIE LORANGER
The Ann Arbor Sister City Task
Force is scheduled to meet with
U.S. Senator Don Riegle (D-Mich.)
this Friday to protest federal
funding of the Contra rebels in
Nicaragua.
According to Isaac-Jacobein
Campbell, a task force member,
they hope Riegle will raise the
issue of funding to Nicaragua in the
Senate.
Gregory Fox, another member,
said they would like to see the
senator take a more aggressive stand
against U.S. funding to the
Contras. Fox feels that even though
Riegle is not on foreign affairs
committees, he can still work on
the issue.
The meeting will be held in the
conference room of the fire station
and will begin at 2 p.m. Because
the meeting will last for an hour,

only members of the task force and
the delegation will speak to the
senator.
The task force is also trying to
schedule meetings with Senator
Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Congress-
man Carl Pursell (R-Ann Arbor),
and Gov. James Blanchard.
Levin has expressed an interest
in meeting with the task force but
has not yet set a date, Fox said.
According to Kim Groome, a
task force subcommittee member,
Pursell does not want to hold a
public meeting with the group.
Members say that they do not want
to hold a private meeting because
their goal is to increase public
awareness of the issue, Groom said.
Fox said Pursell does not want
to-come talk about Central America
because he fears public opposition.
"If he can't stand the heat, he
should get out of the house," Fox
said.
.The task force was formed by the
city last spring to open comm-
unications with Juigalpa, Nicaragua
and push for peaceful relations with
the people of Central America.
At the group's Thursday
meeting, Groome proposed that the

group meet with local- protesters
and try to work towards a peaceful
way of expressing their discontent
with U.S. policies and not just
"shout at the local police."
Task force members also heard
an update on the planned March
visit from a Nicaraguan delegation.
Task force funds will be used to
bring four Juigalpa citizens to Ann

Arbor. So far, the Juigalpa mayor
and one doctor have expressed an
interest in coming here.
At the beginning of the meeting
Jim Burchell, the task force
treasurer, reported that the group
has raised $18,941.
No further action was taken on
the planning of the protests that the
group wants to sponsor.

Law ma
(Continued from Page 1)
MANDATORY retirement "is
discrimination in the most profound
way," said Political Science
Professor A.F.K. Organski.
"People are first rate and
irreplacable and they are let go," he
said. Organski said "the same
bodies that make the decisions (to
hire) professors should be the same
ones who decide to let someone
go- >
Not all professors support
banning mandatory retirement.
Professor Emeritus George Piranian
taught his last math class in 1983.
Piranian said although his students
felt he was a capable teacher, he
"taught a two hour class and then.
went home and took a nap.-
Piranian said incapable professors

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allow

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profs
may be "inflicted" on students if
forced retirement is banned.
The state bill is similar to
national legislation that became
effective Jan. 1. Although the state
bill may differ from the national
bill, the state bill is binding on the
University, according to Kennedy.
The federal law eliminates
mandatory retirement but has a
seven-year exemption period for
professors, because legislators were
concerned about its effect on
universities' tenure systems.
During the exemption period,
committees of the National
Academy of Sciences and the
American Association of University
Professors will study the effects of
forced retirement on universities,
according to Tom Butts, the
University's Washington lobbyist.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Kidnappers issue ultimatum
BEIRUT, Lebanon - An American hostage said in a videotape
dropped off by his kidnappers yesterday that he and three other men,
including two Americans, will be killed if Israel fails to release 400
Arab prisoners within 24 hours.
A videotape showing American Alann Steen was delivered to a
Western news agency in the name of the Islamic Jihad for the Lib-
eration of Palestine, which kidnapped Steen and three others Jan. 24.
Israel indicated yesterday it was willing to discuss the swap of an
Israeli airman missing in Lebanon for the release of the 400 Arab
prisoners, a proposal advanced Saturday by Nabih Berni, head of the
main Shiite Amal militia and Lebanon's justice minister.
However, Israeli officials said in Jerusalem they would not respond
to an ultimatum and would not conduct such talks in public.
Filipino rebel truce expires
MANILA, Philippines - A 60-day truce with Communist rebels
formally expired yesterday without hope of extension, and the gov-
ernment said it would step up military patrols while pursuing peace
I talks on a regional level.
A rebel umbrella group urged its members to "wage militant and,
unremitting struggles on all fronts." Some groups have said they op-;
posed regional talks.
The head of the committee that monitored compliance with thy,
cease-fire urged President Corazon Aquino to intervene to prevent an
civil war.
The truce had paved the way for peace talks in January, but the neg
otiations were suspended indefinitely Jan. 30 after the rebels accused the
government of acting in bad faith.
Weinberger says first phase
of SDI could be ready in '93
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger yesterday
continued to press for phased deployment of the "Star Wars" anti-
missile shield starting as soon as possible.
Weinberger, in an interview broadcast by the British Broadcasting
Corp., said the United States is not yet ready to make a final decision,
but he added that he has always backed the idea of a phased deployment.
During congressional hearings last week, he said the Pentagon was.
"close to being able to recommend deployment decisions" to Presidentb
Reagan.
He told the BBC that, following the presidential decision, the first
phase of Star Wars, formally known as the Strategic Defense Initiative,
could be deployed "somewhere in the 1993-1994 range."
Memo contradicts Reagan
WASHINGTON - An Israeli official told Vice President George
Bush last July that deals for the sale of U.S. arms were being sought
with Iranian radicals, a secret memo says, contradicting claims by
President Reagan that the administration dealt only with so-called
moderates.
"We are dealing with the most radical elements'" the Israeli told
Bush according to the memorandum, first reported in yesterday's ed -
itions of The Washington Post. "They can deliver...that's for
sure...we've learned they can deliver and the moderates can't."
The memo, written by a Bush aide, acknowledged that Israeli
contacts with Iran were aimed in part at freeing Americans held in
Lebanon" And it provides a view of a more active Israeli role than
Jerusalem has acknowledged in the U.S.-Iran arms dealings.

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EXTRAS
Spanish ads say 'fly naked'
Radio advertisements in Spanish encouraging travelers to fly leather-
seated luxury sound like an invitation to "fly naked," and an advertising
executive says it may show a lack of sensitivity to Hispanics.
The ad for Braniff Airlines urges listeners to fly "en cuero," or "in
leather." But "en cueros," which means "naked," sounds the same.
"When I heard the Braniff as on the radio, I said 'Oh my G-d,"' Teri
Zubizarreta of Zubi Advertising Services, said Friday. Her company
specializes in Spanish-language ads.
She said advertisers want to reach the Spanish market, but fail to go the
extra step to make sure ads do not contain hidden meanings.
The man who developed the ads says the double meaning was
unintentional, but Braniff will not change the wording."It's not an
offensive thing," said Diego Garrido.
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