The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 12, 1987- Page 3
Afghan rebel says
USSR ready to leave
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -
A top Afghan guerilla leader said
yesterday he believes the Soviet
Union wants to withdraw its forces
from Afghanistan and may be ready
to sacrifice the Afghan Communist
government if necessary.
Gulbaddin Hekmatyrar, head of
the Hezbi-i-Islami guerilla group,
and one of the most hard-line of the
insurgent leaders said Moscow's
recent statements about wanting to
pull out of Afghanistan appear
The Soviet-backed Afghan gov -
ernment has called for a six-month
cease-fire with the guerillas be -
ginning next Thursday and proposed
forming a government of national
reconciliation to end the eight-year
war in Afghanistan. The Soviet
Union has strongly backed the call
and said it wants to remove its
forces from its Central Asian
Leaders of the seven-party gue -
rilla alliance individually have re -
jected the government's proposal
and said they will go on fighting
until Afghanistan is free of Soviet
control. The leaders, all based in
Pakistan, were to meet in Peshawar
today to enable the alliance to pre -
sent a united response,
Hekmatyrar, in the most
optimistic reaction yet by a top
guerilla leader, said strong signs
have emerged that the Soviets want
a political settlement.
"The Russians have realized they
cannot crush the resistance. Now
they are trying to solve the problem
through other ways and means,"
Hekmatyrar said. "They have to
withdraw and they have realized
there is no other solution."
WESTERN estimates are that
the Soviets have lost up to 8,000
dead in seven years of Soviet
military intervention in Afghan-
The guerilla leader, one of the
dominant figures in the alliance,
called for a settlement which would
start with direct talks between Mos -
cow and the insurgents on the sole
subject of arranging an immediate
Soviet withdrawal. The guerillas
would guarantee safe passage to
withdrawing Soviet troops, he said.
"The Russians could withdraw in
less than one week if they are
sincere," Hekmatyrar said.
Soviet withdrawal would be
followed by formation of a pro -
visional government acceptable to
all the Afghan yeople, Hekmatyrar
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Takin' a Breather
An unidentified jogger rests against a bridge in Gallup Paek after his run yesterday.
City to send garbage
truck to Nicaragua
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congress passed the Montgomery
Amendment, which took away the
power of governors to control their
state's National Guard.
"THIS, I think, was done
because a number of Governors had
said their national guard's would not
be allowed to go."
Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich
is challenging the Montgomery
Amendment on constitutional
grounds and the task force will urge
Gov. James Blanchard to join him
in the suit, Fox said.
In other business at Thursday's
meeting, Jim Burchell, the task
force's treasurer, announced that
$15,928.48 had been raised to
purchase a garbage truck and other
aid for Juigalpa. With that money,
the group should be able to afford a
used truck, which costs from
$7,000 to $10,000, according to
Leroy Cappaert, a task force
Juigalpan city officials told task
force members last fall that the
town needed a garbage truck because
of its poor sewage systems. The
task force then held a series of
fundraisers, including a bucket
drive, raffle, and mail campaign.
ORIGINALLY, the task force
was going to purchase a new
garbage truck, costing around
$35,000. According to Fox, Ann
Arbor will sell an older, spare truck
used only in emergencies. The task
force hopes to find volunteers to do
repair work on the truck.
The Ann Arbor City Council
donated $3,333 to the task force to
cover administrative expenses, such
as mailing costs.
Members of the task force are
currently considering bringing a
delegation from Juigalpa to visit
Ann Arbor this spring.
They have also planned a
fundraising concert by Oscar Ball -
ister at The Ark on March 15.
Ballister is a physician from Argen -
tina who co-wrote a song in honor
of Juigalpa called "From City to
City," Fox said.
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Civil rights leader
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Lyles said, however, that neither
:the Regents nor the University
administration responded to the
"They didn't say yes, they didn't
say no, they didn't say anything,
which we took as a no from the
University," Lyles said.
Last year, then Vice President
for Academic Affairs Billy Frye
issued a letter to all professors
asking them to excuse students
from class on King's birthday, and
not to schedule tests for that date.
"As far as I know," said Lyles,
"nothing like that has happened this
Current Vice-President for
Academic Affairs James Duderstadt
could not be reached for comment.
King was born on Jan. 15, 1929
in Atlanta, but his birthday is
officially celebrated on the third
Monday of January, which is the
19th this year.
Three Men And A Cradle (Coline
Serreau, 1986), MTF, 7:45 p.m.,
Cute but terribly overrated French
comedy about three swinging
bachelors who suddenly find
themselves in possession of an
abandoned baby girl. A promising
subplot is abruptly ended about a
fourth of the way through, and from
that point the movie just labors on
and on and on and...
Xinhua LI- "Synthetic Models for
Type III Copper Protein," 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry. '
Career Planning and Placement
- "Job Search Lecture," 4:10-5:30
p.m., MLB Lecture Room 1.
Gordana Babic - "Serbian Art of
the East and West," 4 p.m., 180
Paul Starr - "The Boundaries of
Public Health Revisited," 4 p.m.,
Thomas Francis Bldg. auditorium.
A.S. Hansen - "Actuarial Science
Positions," noon, Bates room,
Safewalk - Nighttime walking
safety service, mass meeting for
volunteers, 7:30 p.m., Pendleton
Room, Michigan Union.
"TO-ree Sculptors: Lucy
Abramson, Gary Laatch,
Bernice Straun" - 10 a.m.-4
p.m., 118 N. Fourth Ave.
UM Men's Glee Club
Auditions/Interviews - 6 p.m.,
2209 Michigan Union.
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