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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 9, 1987

Fasters helped Jews emigrate

Those Markley and Mosher-
Jordon dorm residents who signed
away their meals for one day last
October contributed $1500 to help
Ethiopian Jews move to Israel.
LSA senior Estee Lippenholtz,
fundraising chair of Students for
Ethiopian Jews who organized the
campaign, said, "It was the fastest
way to make a lot of money in a
short time. We held it on Yom Kip-
pur (Oct 13) because we knew a lot
of people would be fasting."
The idea worked better than
Lippenholtz expected - more than
900 students signed away their
dinners. "It was pretty incredible, we
didn't think that many people would
give up their meals," she said.

The money was used to cover
moving expenses for about 15, 000
Ethiopian Jews, and to support them
while they waited to leave, said Jack
Edelstein, President of the Michigan
Association for Ethiopian Jews. His

sorbed by Israel during civil war and
famine with those still trying to get
out of Ethiopia," he said.
Edelstein said that the meal fast
effort helped raise awareness about

'It costs a lot of money and time to go through the legal

process of

getting people out.
- Jack Edelstein, President of the Michigan
Association for Ethiopian Jews.

He said the main issue is immi-
gration laws that are keeping the
people from leaving the country. "It
costs a lot of money and time to go
through the legal process of getting
people out."
Lippenholtz said the meal fast
didn't only focus on Ethiopian Jews,
but also helped provide food and
clothing for famine victims. "We
also contributed more than $200 to
the American Red Cross for general
famine relief," he said.
The rest of the $1500 went to
The American Association for
Ethiopian Jewry and to Sochnut, a
Jewish agency in Israel concerned
with training and job placement.

organization received $500 from the
student group.
"The main motivation is to re-
unite family members who were ab-

Ethiopia but added that interest in
the issue has waned in recent years
after a large amount of famine pub-

Robertson admits

to prem-arital
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - before the birth
Republican presidential candidate Pat and yesterday,'
Robertson, in his first appearance quoted him as s
since he acknowledged being legally felt married f
married ten weeks before the birth of conceived theirs
his first child, said yesterday he Robertson
sowed wild oats in his youth but previously revea
Jesus had forgiven him, in an effort to"
The former minister and the Post reporte
television evangelist also said he did "I have nev'
not think journalists covering the was free fromI
presidential campaign should be young collegen
making such inquiries, reporters here be
The Wall Street Journal reported 250 supporter
Tuesday that Robertson and his wife, luncheon.
Dede, were legally married ten weeks
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h of their first child,
The Washington Post
aying he and his wife
from the day they
said he had not
aled his wedding date
"protect his family,"
er, ever claimed that I
the normal life of a
man," Robertson told
efore addressing some
s at a fund-raising

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State may
alter its
AIDS policy
(Continued from Page 1)
include civil penalties against AIDS
carriers who don't obey public
notices to stop behavior which could
spread the AIDS virus, extensive
counseling for AIDS carriers and
safeguards protecting against
discrimination of AIDS victims.
The health department also wants
to alert health care providers that
they have a duty to notify the
spouses and all known sexual and
needle-sharing partners of persons
infected with AIDS.
The proposed policy changes,
many of which will require action by
the Legislature and probably won't
take effect until next year, drew
praise from House Republicans and
concern from gay rights supporters.
Chabut said the changes were
developed after consultation with
many county health officials after
looking at action in other states and
new guidelines issued by the Centers
for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Compiled frtom Associated Press reports
UAW, GM reach agreement
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union and General Motors
Corp., the nation's largest automaker, reached agreement yesterday on a
tentative contract.
The agreement came four days after the union signed a contract with
Ford Motor Co.
Union President Owen Bieber and Vice President Donald Ephlin said
in a written statement that the three-year contract will "achieve job
i security for our GM membership and make stable employment a part of
the way this corporation does business."
The statement contained no details of the tentative pact, which will be
presented Monday to the 300-member National GM Bargaining Council
in Chicago. Afterward, the pact will be submitted to the union's 150 GM
The settlement came shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, eight days after the
union turned its attention to Gm following the Sept. 30 ratification of a
job-protecting pact at Ford.
U.S. attacks Iranian boats
WASHINGTON - U.S. helicopter gunships sank three Iranian patrol
boats in the Persian Gulf yesterday after an American observation
helicopter was fired upon without provocation, the Pentagon said.
It was the second American military engagement in the region since
the United States attacked an Iranian ship laying mines on Sept. 21.
Officials said no Americans were hurt in the confrontation.
At least six Iranian sailors survived yesterday's assault and were picked
up from the gulf's waters by a U.S. patrol boat, said Pentagon
spokesperson Fred Hoffman.
Two of the six later died, and another was said to have serious injuries.
Hoffman added that a search for the other survivors was continuing.
President Reagan was informed of the incident by Lt. Gen. Colin
Powell of the National Security Council staff.
Reagan nominates a new
secretary of transportation
WASHINGTON - President Reagan announced yesterday he will
nominate Deputy Secretary James Burnley to be transportation secretary
and praised the "easy manner" of the former North Carolina lawyer who
has clashed bitterly with senators over aviation.
To succeed Burnley as deputy, the president said he will nominate
Mimi Dawson, who has served on the Federal Communications
Commission since 1981 and before that was administrative assistant to
Sen. Bob Packwood (R.--Ore.) She will remain an FCC commissioner
pending Senate confirmation of her move to the No. 2 job at the
Transportation Department.
Western reporters ordered
out of Tibet's capital city
CHENGDU, China - Chinese authorities yesterday ordered Western
reporters out of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, where police reinforcements
prevented independence protests that have left at least 14 people dead.
Yu Wuzhen, director of Tibet's Foreign Affairs Office, told the
reporters to leave within 48 hours for violating a little-publicized
reporting regulation, according to reports reaching Chengu.
Yu, who called the reporters together in a hotel room in the Tibetan
capital of Lhasa, said the 14 journalists from the United States, Britain,
Italy, West Germany, Canada and Australia failed to apply 10 days in
advance for permission to cover news there.
Flabby watermelon blues
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Walter Hudson has decided to lose weight.
Three weeks after getting stuck in a doorwaya man who broke the
scales at 1,000 pounds has stopped gorging on juhk food for a diet that
includes dried fruit and sesame seeds.
He has already lost four inches around the knees, although he is
still far eavier than the heaviest man listed in the Guinness Book of
World Records, who is less than 900 pounds.
Hudson has biceps like flabby watermelons. He has a 103-inch
waist. That's eight and one half feet. His knees are 51 inches around,
down from 55. His neck is 22 inches.
The 42-year-old Hudson weighed 212 pounds when he was 12. He
now estimates his weight at 1,200 pounds. Several days ago Hudson
stood on a scale, propped up by three weightlifters. A spring popped

on the scale at 1,000 pounds.
Somewhere along the way, Hudson said, he stopped caring what
people thought of him, and only started caring again after he got stuck
in his bedroom doorway and had to be extricated by rescue workers
three weeks ago.
"Sometimes it got real rough," he sad, explaining that it was so
hard to walk that he waited two months at a time to go to the
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