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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 21, 1987-Page 3
Iran vows to retaliate in
response to U.S. attack

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Iran
will strike back and "make the U.S.
regret" the Navy shelling that
destroyed two oil platforms in the
Persian Gulf, Iranian leaders said
Hashemi Rafsanjani, speaker of
the Iranian Parliament and one of
Iran's most powerful leaders, said his
vow of retaliation was "not a threat,
but a reality."
Prime Minister Hussein Musavi
said "compromise is impossible" and
"we will retaliate" for the U.S.
attack, Iran's official news agency
reported. Musavi was quoted as
saying that "after we deal our reprisal
blow, we will call it quits."
The 12th U.S.-escorted convoy
set out yesterday, one day after the
artillery attack on the Iranian plat-
forms, moving south from Kuwait
on the 550-mile voyage out of the
It included two reflagged Kuwaiti
tankers - the 80,000-ton Ocean
City and the 46,000-ton Gas King
- and the guided-missile frigate

USS Ford, the Pentagon said.
An Iranian shuttle tanker reported
sighting a mine in a busy channel
40 miles off Iran's coast, shipping
executives said. They did not say if
any ac-tion was taken.
Sources in Kuwait said eight tol0
artillery rounds exploded at Umm al-
Aish, a Kuwaiti oil-drilling camp
near the Iraqi border.
Kuwait's Defense Ministry
confirmed that artillery shells fell in
the area but said there were no
casualties or damage. The Kuwait
news agency quoted a min-istry
spokesman as saying the shells ap-
parently were fired "during artillery
duels between Iran and Iraq," which
have been at war seven years. The
warfront is about 25 miles away.
Gulf shipping executives,
speaking on conditions of
anonymity, said commercial traffic
in the waterway appeared normal
after Monday's attack by U.S. Navy
destroyers on Iranian oil-rig plat-
forms in the south-central gulf.

Shells demolished two platforms
in the Rostam oilfield in an 85-
minute bombardment. The 25-30
Iranians on the platforms were given
time to evacuate first. Iran's oil
minister said the attack caused about
$500 million damage.
U.S. military sources said three
of the destroyers, brought into the
gulf for the attack, had sailed back
out through the narrow Strait of
Hormuz to rejoin their Navy battle
groups in the Arabian Sea.
The fourth ship, the missile
destroyer Kidd, is part of the Navy
force escorting 11 Kuwaiti tankers
registered in the United States and
flying the American flag.
Yesterday, "only mangled metal
and charred remains were apparent...
and smoke could still be sighted," a
shipping source said, quoting a re-
port from one of his company's ves-
sels that passed near the destroyed

Dolly Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Washing up
University employee Mike Nagal washes one of the lions outside the Natural Science Museum yesterday.


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Food vendors please students, irk city


steel carts with umbrellas have

Campus Cinema
DWI (Deadliest Weapons in
America), Free, 4:30 p.m.,
The deadliest weapon happens
to be the drunk driver. This
documentary is shown as part
of National Collegiate Alcohol
Awareness Week.
Leonard , Peikoff - "The
Ominous Parallels," 8 p.m., Oct.
21, room B-235, Business
Melissa Bowerman -
"Mapping Thematic Roles Onto
Syntactic Functions: Are
Children Helped By Innate
'Linking Rules'?," Linguistics
Visiting Lecture Series, 4 p.m.,
Rackham West Conference
James Boyd White -
"Constructing a Constitution:
Original Intent in the Slave
Cases," 8 p.m., Rackham West
Conference Room.
Walter Conner -
"Meritocracy and Equality under
Gorbachev," Noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall. "Soviet Social
Policy in the Gorbachev Era," 4
p.m., room 200 Lane Hall.
Norman Myers - "Tropical
Rainforests and Mass
Extinctions," noon, room 1046,
Natural Resource Building.
Dr. Michael Schneider -
"Danger for Democracy? Social
Democracy, Trade Unions and the
origins of the New Left in the
conflict over the West German
Emergency Laws, 1958-68," 4
p.m., East Conference Room,
Prof. Lawrence Moulton -
"Robust and Bootstrap Methods
for Repeated Measures o n
Generalized Linear Models," 4
p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Prof. Carl Cohen - "The
Patient's Right to Die: Update,"
noon, South Lecture Hall, Med.
Sci. II.
Dr. Norman Myers - "The
U.S. Stake in the Global
Environment," 7:30 p.m., 1040
Dana Building.
Andrea Russell - "Novel
Applications of Microelectrodes,"
4 p.m., Room 1200, Department
of Chemistry.
Students1For Simon -
(Presidential Candidate Paul
Simon) 7 p.m., 2235 Angell
The Ecumenical Campus
Center - Religion in the
Soviet Union: "Moscow: Third
Rome - Present & Future,"
7:30 p.m, 921 Church Street.
Lesbian and Gay Law
Students - Womyns Fall
Dance ($3). 9 p.m. Oct . 24, Law
Quad Lounge.
Lesbian / Gay Coalition
An lc DE...-'7qn n

Exploring Opportunities in
the Business Sector -
Career Planning and Placement,
4:10 to 5 p.m.
Guild House Beans and
Rice Dinner - 6 to 7 p.m.,
$2 donation, 802 Monroe.
Rally - Sponsored by the
Association of Arab-American
University Graduates and the
November 29th Coalition, noon,
on the Diag.
Safewalk - night-time safety
walking service. 8 p.m to 1:30
a.m. Rm. 102 UGLi or call 936-
Laughtrack - With
professional comedian Gary
Kern.10 p.m., University Club.
"The Face of Hell in
Military" - Paintings and
Prints by Roger Hayes, Oct 20 -
Nov. 13, 111 Art in Ann Arbor.
AIDS Video Festival -
"Parting Glances," an AIDS
drama, noon, Lunchroom School
of Public Health-I.
Psychology & Religion -
Jewish History Jewish
Consciousness, Moderated by
Hank Greenspan. Call 663-3336
to reserve. Hillel.
Women In Judaism Series
- Forging a Feminist Future in
Judaism, 8 p.m. Kuenzel Room,
Michigan Union.
Taj Mahal - The Ark, 637-1/2
S. Main, 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Open Mic Night - East
Quad Halfway Inn, 8 p.m., East
The Aerospace Corp. - pre-
interview, sponsored by the
Society of Women Engineers, 1
to 4 p.m., Rm. 143 Chrysler.

made the University resemble a Coney Island
boardwalk, but vendors have found their hot
dog and burrito carts are far more popular with
students than with Ann Arbor police and local
According to the city peddling permit,
vendors are not allowed to stand their carts in
one location longer than five minutes. First
time violators are fined $30; second time of-
fenders must appear in court.
Hot dog vendor Tom Dunham, who oper-
ates a "Biener's Wieners" stand on the corner
of South and East University, said police re-
cently threatened to give him a citation for
remaining in one place too long. "The police
said that the University and local merchants
complained about us vendors not moving
around," he said.
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw said the law
is in effect because of "pressure from local
merchants who don't want them blocking
store entrances" and "complaints from people
concerned with them blocking sidewalk traf-
fic." Laidlaw added that a Street Occupancy
permit is required for stationary carts, which
"the city is very stingy about issuing."
The manager of Sully's, Tim Seaver, said
he objects to the food vendors because "they
don't pay taxes and they don't have the in-
vestment in the city like we do." Seaver also
sees the vendors as a threat to local merchants.
"They take a little bit of business away from
everybody," he said.
Steve Guttman, manager of Jason's Sand-
wich and Ice Cream Shop on State Street,
holds a similar view. "I don't like the ven-

dors," he said. "They're not responsible for
their litter and they take money away from the
people who really invest in the county."
The carts, which "Eatos Burritos" vendor
Joe Devereaux said costs between $1,500 to
$2,000, must have smooth stainless steel
surfaces and a clean commissary- a clean
place where they can store the cart when not
selling on the street.
Dunham's partner, Barry "Biener" Biniarz,
said the Health Department comes out about
every three months to inspect the carts. "The
Health Board has been cracking down when
inspecting the carts," he said, adding that the
board will close down a cart if it falls below
their standards.
Richard Fleece, Chief Food Sanitarian at
the Department of Environmental Health, said
he only had to shut down one cart. "They
weren't returning to their commissary, but we
cleared the problem up.
Devereaux, who cannot serve high spoilage
foods like sour cream, guacamole or tomotoes
with his burritos due to Health Dept. regula-
tions, said "the main obstacle for aspiring
vendors is finding a commissary."
Dunham says student response has been
favorable. "They say it's just like New York."
Dunham and Biniarz sell about 250 of their
"Kowality" Polish Kielbasas and stadium hot
dogs each day.
First-year LSA student Tom Rogat said,
"When I'm going off to class I just grab a hot
dog. They're top quality and taste great."

Doily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK,
Tom Dunham of Biener's Wieners spreads
mustard on a hot dog yesterday.

Reagan foresees no recession

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The Michigan Daily, 420
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must be received at least two
days before the event.

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are uncontrollable and the govern-
ment is weak.
"There is a strong relationship be-
tween changes in consumer con-
fidence and changes in the real
economy," said Richard Curtin, an
economist at the University of
Michigan's Survey Research Center,
which pioneered the concept of con-
sumer confidence 40 years ago.
Declining stocks outnumbered ad-
vancing ones by more than 5 to 2 in
panicky trading. Stocks managed to
regain $60 billion of the $503 bil-
lion they lost in Monday's rout.
"There is still a certain amount of
sensitivity and nervousness in the
market," John Phelan, the chairman

of the New York Stock Exchange,
said at a news conference.
Investors floundered helplessly
between optimism over a big drop in
interest rates and pessimism over the
chance of a recession, possibly trig-
gered by the stock market's plunge
Both the Tokyo and London stock
exchanges posted, their biggest losses
ever. Worldwide, stocks lost well
over $1 trillion in a 24-hour period.

The School of Natural Resources
is proud to present:
Dr. Norman Myers
tospeak on
"The U.S. Stake in the Global Environment"
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
1040 Dana

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