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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 3, 1987
Improved Soviet
human rights record
may affect accord

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MOSCOW(AP) - The Soviet
Union is embarking on t h e
superpower summit with its best
human rights record in recent
memory. But while Westerners
applaud the looser restraints o n
emigration and dissent, it remains
unclear why the Soviets have
changed their practices or whether
they will continue.
Some diplomats who monitor
humanitarian affairs in the Soviet
Union suspect the recent changes
may be a gesture from the Kremlin
in pursuit of an arms control
agreement.
Soviet Communist Party General
Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev has
made it clear since he took power in
March 1980 that a U.S.-Soviet arms
reduction plan is crucial to his
reform program, which envisions
social improvements that would be
too costly if the Kremlin continues
to spend huge sums on defense to
match U.S. armaments.
The United States has made
human rights issues an essential
element of all its high-level dealings
with the Soviet Union, and the
Kremlin's effort to resolve many of
the issues that have stood between
the superpowers coincides with
preparations for Gorbachev's third
summit with President Reagan.

Emigration from the Soviet
Union has grown tenfold this year,
more than 100 political prisoners
have been freed, the centuries-old
practice of exile is being re-examined
and diplomats say they know of no
new criminal cases against
dissidents.
U.S. says
Kremlin
flauted treaty
(Continued from Page 1)
White House spokesperson Mar-
lin Fitzwater said.
Meantime, a dispute over an ex-
change of weapons data was eased as
the two sides pushed ahead for the
start of the third Reagan-Gorbachev
summit.
Gorbachev is to arrive Monday
afternoon, see Reagan on Tuesday
and later that day sign a treaty call-
ing for the destruction of the super-
powers' medium range missiles.
Soviet negotiators in Geneva
turned over all the information de-
manded by the U.S. side, U.S. offi-
cials here said. The two sides still
intend to exchange charts and dia-
grams "and we do not anticipate any
problems," said one of the officials,
who demanded anonymity.

Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Breadwinner
Dave Clayton of Koepplinger's Bakery makes an early morning delivery
to White Market. He delivers bread to the market every weekday mor-
ning.
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"hometown" andninvited them to
visit him in Princeton."We'll be
able to reminisce about Michigan,"
he said, "and we'll be able to talk
about Princeton and its future."
Shapiro was selected last April to
succeed Princeton's President
William Bowen, less than a month
after a member of the search
committee addressed the Michigan
alumni group. Shapiro chose to
return to his alma mater, although
he turned down a similar offer from
Yale University several years ago.
"One of the things that is very
exciting for me, coming to
Princeton, is to play a role o f
leadership to an institution which

plays such a unique place in higher
education," he said. "It's a little awe-
inspiring."
After his speech, Princeton
alumni questioned Shapiro about his
views on divestment in South
Africa, steeply rising Princeton
tuition, and the effects the new
federal tax structure will have on
Princeton.
In addition, one alumnus asked
him to explain why a Princeton
education merited a much higher
price tag than a Michigan education.
"The state government subsidizes
Michigan," Shapiro answered. "And
it's a much larger school, with much
larger classes. It is a mistake to say
one is better than the other."

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Senator Brown to resign in Jan.
LANSING - Embattled state Senator Basil Brown, facing up to 20
years in prison and likely expulsion from the senate, said yesterday he'll
resign his seat effective after the first of the year.
"I'm going to resign. I don't think I have any choice, Brown said. "My
constituents deserve better than I'm able to give them."
Brown (D-Highland park), sad he will submit a letter of resignation
Monday, but wants to serve out his 31st year in the chamber. He said he
won't participate in senate sessions anymore.
"I'm not comfortable operating with this kind of cloud over my head,"
Brown said. "I don't think it's fair to my colleagues."
But he said he was confident he'd be exonerated, despite pleading guilty
in Ingham County Circuit Court on Monday to charges of delivery of co-
caine and marijuana. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine
on the cocaine charge and four years behind bars and a $2,000 fine for the
marijuana conviction.
Officials investigate possible
spy links in KAL plane crash
MANAMA, Bahrain - Officials sought the identities yesterday of an
Asian couple who took poison rather than be questioned about a jetliner
that may have been bombed. The woman revived for a time, but said
nothing.
The man died of the poison concealed in the filters of cigarettes in a
pack the woman carried. Both carried forged Japanese passports and were
detained Tuesday at the Bahrain airport before boarding a flight to Rome
via Amman, Jordan.
They flew from Baghdad to Abu Dhabi on the South Korean jetliner,
which disappeared Sunday near the Burma-Thailand frontier with 115
people aboard. A search continued yesterday for the Boeing 707, which
South Korean officials believe was destroyed by a terrorist bomb.
Hostage negotiations continue
ATLANTA - Attorneys for the government and Cuban detainees
worked yesterday to answer legal questions raised in negotiations for the
release of 89 hostages but discouraged hope of a quick resolution to the
10-day standoff.
"It appears there is a sincere desire inside to move toward a settlement
of this incident, although it is important to understand that such a
settlement is not imminent and there is no way to predict how long it
will take," said Patrick Kurten, deputy director of public affairs for the
U.S. Justice Department.
The federal negotiators came under fire yesterday when a spokesman for
the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami charged that they were pro-
longing the prison takeover by blocking mediation by Cuban-born
Auxiliary Bishop Augustin Roman, who helped resolve a Cuban prison
uprising in Louisiana.
State Senate approves waste site
LANSING - The Senate voted Wednesday to establish regulations for
a low-level radioactive waste dump in Michigan, although it killed a pro-
vision giving the Legislature final say on where it should be located.
On a 31-1 vote, the Senate approved one bill in a three-bill package. A
second bill received the two-thirds vote needed to put the law into effect
immediately upon the governor's signature.
Both bills went to Gov. James Blanchard.
A third bill, which would establish a low-level radioactive waste au-
thority, would govern design, construction and operation of a disposal fa-
cility. It was approved 27-7 and returned to the House for final approval.
EXTRAS
Politicos put out to pasture
Last night's meeting of the Michigan Student Assembly was the
last for a number of "campus politicos" who have been on the assembly
for countless years. To mark their retirement from campus political life,
MSA president Ken Weine presented seven members with heart-felt
awards, lovingly engraved on paper plates.
To LSA Rep. Ed Kraus, Weine presented "The Master of Daily
Manipulation Award," citing Kraus's ability to articulate so well that
his quotes always ended up in The Daily the next day.
Rackham Rep. Bruce Belcher received the "Compiled Code Guru
Award," for his unequalled knowledge of MSA's consitution and
compiled code - the documents that "lay down the law" for the
assembly. Although Belcher is retiring as a Rackham representative, he
will be staying on as the assembly's parliamentarian - and aptly so.
LSA Rep. David Newblatt has been a staunch believer that the

assemlby should focus its attention on campus issues and not in non-
campus issues. With this in mind, Weine named Newblatt "The
Honorary MSA Delegate to El Salvador."
By Andrew Mills
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