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Israelis
convict
Nazi war
criminal
JERUSALEM (AP) - Retired
Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk
was convicted yesterday of Nazi war
crimes by an Israeli court that said
there was no doubt he was "Ivan the
Terrible," a death camp guard who
ran gas chambers that killed 850,000
Jews.
The three-judge court convicted
Demjanjuk of the four counts
against him: war crimes, crimes
against the Jewish people, crimes
against humanity and crimes against
persecuted people.
Demjanjuk, 68, listened to the
guilty verdict from a cot in a cell
next to the courtroom. Six police
officers had carried him there feet
first after he said he was unable to
sit down because of a back injury.
HE WAS the second person to
be convicted of war crimes in Israel.
Adolf Eichmann, architect of Adolf
Hitler's "final solution" for the ex-
termination of European Jewry, was
hung in 1962, the only person to
have ben executed in Israel's 40-year
history.
The Ukranian-born Demjanjuk,
who lived in suburban Cleveland
before his extradition to Israel in
1986, could face the death penalty
when he is sentenced April 25. Ob-
servers have said it was more likely
he would receive a life prison term.
"We determine decisively and
without hesitation or doubt that the
accused John Demjanjuk who is on
trial before us, is Ivan, known as
'Ivan the Terrible,' the operator of
gas chambers," said presiding judge
Dove Levine.
DEFENSE attorneys have said
they would appeal the verdict, which
came after the court spent 11 hours
reading the 450-page summation.
~' Police Notes
Attempted abduction
Ann Arbor police are investigat-
ing an attempted abduction which
occurred at 2:00 a.m. Monday morn-
ing in a University parking structure
in the 100 block of Hill Street, said
Sgt. Jan Suomala.
Suomala said a 22-year-old female
University employee was working
late at the School of Business Ad-
ministration when she returned to her
car and was surprised by a man hid-
ing in the car.
The woman said in the police re-
port that the suspect placed a knife to
her throat, tied her up, covered her
eyes, and put paper into her mouth.
He then put her in the back seat and
tried to start the car. When the car
would not start, the suspect ran
away. Suomala said the woman was
not able to identify the man, and the
police were not able to apprehend the
suspect. -By Melissa Ramsdell
CORRECTION

Yesterday's men's tennis story
contained a number of factual errors.
Ed Nagel is Michigan's No. 1 sin-
gles player. Both Indiana and Michi-
gan decided not to play the doubles
matches because the contest already
had been decided after the singles
matches. Also, Michigan had played
Big Ten doubles matches before
Ohio State. This was the first time,
however, that the outcome of a con-
test against a Big Ten opponent had
not been decided before the doubles
£ matches.

Delegation returns from
two weeks in Nicaragua

By MOLLY FINLEY
Though the Nicaraguan and
United States governments don't al-
ways see eye to eye, the third Ann
Arbor sister city delegation to Jui-
galpa, Nicaragua, discovered that
people can still get along on a per-
sonal level.
And the seven Ann Arbor dele-
gates who returned from a two week
trip to sister city Juigalpa, Nicaragua
last week say their encounters with
Nicaraguans are a testament to this.
WHILE comparing the results
of the relationship between Ann Ar-
bor and Juigalpa, sister cities for the
last two years, the Sister City Task
Force provided Juigalpa with a
garbage truck and a public toilet fa-
cility to take care of the city's poor
sewage system.
Juigalpa, with a population of
33,000, is located 85 miles from
Managua.
The group brought in the first
sanitation tank from the United
States. The task force plans to help
local residents build toilet units,
possibly out of concrete, so Juigal-
pans won't have to import them,
said Ann Arbor resident Gregory
Fox, a member of the task force.
While attempting to "get to know
the sister city," the task force is
planning a number of new projects
that include sending aid to the mildly
retarded in the city, and a delegation
of educators from Ann Arbor to
Juigalpa next November.
T H OU G H the task force does
not receive funding from the city of
Ann Arbor, it raises money through
the Guild House's monthly rice and
bean dinners. The group also sends
out mailings and holds bucket
drives.
The programs implemented by

the task force are "very much appre-
ciated by the citizens," said Ron
Bishop, a retired doctor and professor
at the University's Medical School,
who took part in the delegation for
the first time.
Bishop traveled to Juigalpa "to
get first-hand experience in
Nicaragua and to learn as much as I
could by participating. I'm not a
political expert in two weeks, but
it's a first step. And... to make a
statement to my own political feel-
'The (U.S.) administration
sends people here for 48
hours and they think they
know what's going on,'
-Sister City delegation
leader Phyllis Ponvert
ings and the mistaken (U.S.) foreign
policy."
THE delegation spent time in the
homes of Juigalpan residents in an
attempt to form a "people-to-people"
relationship with the Juigalpans, ac-
cording to a statement released by
the task force.
The delegation also met with
Witness for Peace, a group that is
documenting atrocities committed by
the Sandinistas and the contras.
Bishop said his experience was
emotional. He carried a banner, with
a dove of peace connecting maps of
Michigan and Nicaragua, from the
Memorial Christian Church of Ann
Arbor to the Christiana Mission in
Juigalpa.
Many delegates said they came
back from the trip with a perspective

of Nicaragua different from the ne-
dia's portrayal.
ANN ARBOR resident Phyllis
Ponvert, head of the delegation, said
she was impressed by "the freedom
of how people can move around
given the amount of money they're
putting into the war."
"The (U.S.) administration sends
people here for 48 hours and they
think they know what's going on,"
Ponvert said.
Ponvert said she made the trip to
"see what the revolution was like. I
learned something more specific and
can see what the Nicaraguan gov-
ernment is trying to do. It's absurd
to me that the (U.S.) administration
uses terms like 'Marxist-Leninist'
to describe Nicaragua's mixed econ-
omy of private, cooperative, and na-
tional companies.
Though many think religious
freedom does not exist, Ponvert said
she attended three church services,
including one "straightforward
Catholic mass."
"WE SAW plenty of evidence
of religious practice and celebration
in Managua on Good Friday and in
Juigalpa on Easter," said Bishop.
Though "this is not a political
venture, we do make political obser
vations," he said.
Ponvert said she admired the
Juigalpans' ability to separate the
delegation members from U.S. gov-
ernment officials.
She .said she was "incredibly
struck by the warmth and intensity
of the kind of welcome anywhere
(the delegation) went. The people
said, 'We understand you comeri
peace and aren't your administra-
tion.' After the tenth time I heard it I
had trouble responding because we
are our government."

Daily Photo by DAVID LUBLINER
MIT Physics Prof. Vera Kistiakowsky voices her opposition to President
Reagan's SDI plan last night at Rackham Amphitheater. Her father was
a member of the team that developed the atomic bomb in WWII, and later
became a strong advocate for ending the arms race.
MIT "e e
MITprof. criticizes
Reagan, Star Wars

By LIZ ROHAN
A Massachusets Institute of
Technology physicist attacked Pres-
ident Ronald Reagan's 1983 Star
Wars plan yesterday, claiming the
American people have been misled
into believing Reagan's Strategic
Defense Initiative.
MIT Prof. Vera Kistiakowsky,
an experimental, and particle physi-
'The first big "if' is if you
can build (the missiles) at
all, and the second big "if
is if you can make them
cheap. And neither of
these "ifs" have been an-
swered,'
-Vera Kistiakowsky,
MIT physics prof.
cist, called SDI "unworkable" to a
40-member audienceat Rackham
Amphitheater last night.
"The first big 'if' is if you can
build (the missiles) at all, and the
second big 'if' is if you can make
them cheap. And neither of these
'ifs' have been answered," she said
last night.
In a recent poll, 55 percent of the
people supported the SDI plan, Kis-
tiakowsky said. "There is not a good
understanding of what it involves. It
depends on the next administration
to clear people's ideas about SDI. If
people understand what the system is
it will change their minds about
their opinion."
In 1983, Reagan asked the coun-

try's best physicists with the idea to
create a completely safe defense sys-
tem, said Kistiakowsky. To fund the
research, the government responded
by appropriating funds to create the
system.
But the scientists, all from the
top 20 national University physics
departments, found that the weapons
needed for a perfect defense system
were impossible to perfect and felt
pressured to demonstrate something
they could not represent.
In 1985 about 1,600 scientists
wrote to Congress, outlining their
belief that a decade more of research
would be needed to complete the
project safely and effectively, she
said.
As a result of the research,
Congress became increasingly reluc-
tant to appropriate funds for defense
projects, Kistiakowsky said. Any
plans proposed since SDI, like Ki-
netic Energy Weapons, have been
both costly and technically flawed.
Kistiakowsky, who spoke on
"The Strategic Defense Initiative:
Where Is It Headed?" is the daughter
of a physicist who was an official
advisor to Eisenhower during World
Wai1.
Her father, she said, was part of
the Manhattan Project, which created
the atom bomb and he later lectured
throughout the country inhopes of
ending the arms race. She said her
father did not influence her choice to
be a physicist but he inspired her
during the '70s when she lectured on
the woman's science movement.
Kistiakowsky's lecture was
sponsored by Woman in Science, a
University organization funded by
the Warner Lambert Foundation.

Confident
"great vic
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael
Dukakis predicted yesterday he would
post a "great victory" in the New
York primary that would place him
firmly on the road to the Democratic
presidential nomination, but Jesse
Jackson and Albert Gore exhorted
their supporters to deliver a poll-de-
fying upset.
In its final 24 hours, the cam-
paign was nothing if not blunt. New
York Mayor Ed Koch, a Gore sup-
porter who has sharply criticized
Jackson in recent days, was branded a
"lunatic" by Jackson's campaign
manager.
Dukakis, the leader in all the pre-
election polls, steered well clear of
the Jackson-Gore-Koch hostilities.
"Just don't forget to vote tomor-
row," the Massachusetts governor
told an audience in Buffalo as he
barnstormed through the final day of
a costly, contentious primary cam-
paign marked by racial and religious
divisions.
Jackson, running second to
Dukakis in the polls, staged three
get-out-the-vote rallies in soggy
Harlem. "If you will stand in the
rain today you will vote in the rain

Dukakis predicts
tory' in NY primary

"
f

Jackson, Gore
seek to upset
frontrunner
tomorrow. ...We've come too close:
nothing can stop us now," he said.
Gore, struggling for survival in
the Democratic race, made the final
roundshof a million-dollar campaign
through New York City with Koch
at his side. Gore endorsed President
Reagan's decision to take military
action against Iran in the Persian
Gulf, saying the administration has
"every right" to do what it did.
Koch was asked repeatedly about
his weekend comments criticizing
Jackson. "I'm not saying he's a liar,
I'm saying he can't stand stress, and
then he lies under stress," he said.
In a speech to the non-partisan
Association for a Better New York,
Jackson never mentioned Koch by
name but referred to "those who are

inclined because of their fears bent
toward hysteria."
He went on, "Leaders must set a3
high moral tone. I will not surrender,
that tone to diversions."
His campaign manager, Gerald
Austin, was less diplomatic. "Koch
is a lunatic. By New York standards
he is a lunatic," he said._t
While most eyes were on New
York and the 255DemocraticNa-
tional Convention delegates at stake
in the primary, Delaware Democrats
began the process of selecting 15
delegates to the party convention
next summer.,
On the Republican side, nominee
for sure George Bush spent the day
campaigning in Ohio, which holds
its primary on May 3.
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Panda tour faces opposition
WASHINGTON (AP) - A pro- empt from a treaty governing endan
posed exhibition in Michigan of two gered-species imports.
giant pandas from China would un- "The imported wildlife will b
dermine international laws governing used for commercial purposes, an
imports of endangered species, the the import will neither serve scien
World Wildlife Fund said yesterday tific purposes not enhance the prop
in urging denial of an import permit. agation or survival of the species
However, Michigan United Con- said the World Wildlife Fund.
servation Clubs, an exhibition Such use of the pandas would v
sponsor, said the permit may be un- olate both U.S. endangered specie
necessary, since Chinese officials laws and the Convention on Intern
have agreed to provide pandas ex- tinal Trade of Endangered Specie

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THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

the letter said.

Speakers.
Chemical Dependency Lec-
ture - "Alcohol and Other Drugs:
Killers Among- Us," 7:00 p.m.,
Education Center at McAuley
Health Center. Call 572-4300 for
info.
Bernard Wood - from North-
western University speaks on
"Phase Transformations and the
Chemical Composition of the
Mantle" as part of the Turner Lec-

296 Dennison Bldg.
Furthermore
Hopwood Awards Ceremony
- 4:00 p.m., Rackham Audito-
rium. Admission is free and open
to the public. Lecture by Donald
Justice.
University Symphony Or-
chestra Concert - 8:00 p.m.,
Hill Auditorium. For up-to-date

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TO ALL PERSONS GRADUATING AT
SPRING COMMENCEMENT
Spring Commencement Exercises at The University of
Michigan will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m.
The Exercises are scheduled for the Michigan Stadium.
In case of rain, they will be held in Crisler Arena.
It will be announced on the local radio stations
(WUOM, WPAG, and WAAM) at 11:00 a.m. on April 30
whether the Exercises will be held at the
Michigan Stadium or in Crisler Arena.
,Are ou confused by CRISP?!?
Do you feel lost in the chaos of
registration?
We are here to help!""'Y!
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