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" 6 r Sources:
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Syria
has talked Iran into delaying its
winter offensive against Iraq and
ending attacks on Kuwait, Arab
Crfrdiplomatic sources said yesterday.
The Syrian initiative could mark
a breakthrough in attempts to end
the seven-year Iran-Iraq war, which
has threatened to engulf other na-
tions in the strategic, oil-rich region.
As Iran's main Arab friend and
only significant ally, Syria is
uniquely placed to mediate between
Tehran and the Arab states, most of
whom support Iraq.
There was no immediate confir-
mation from Tehran or other Arab
Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN capitals that Iran postponed its of-
fensive.The sources, whoaspoke on
'condition of anonymity, gave no in-
s they try to run off mom's home dication how long the Iranians might
hold off unleashing a new push.
Lighter safety examined
New Year's resolutions
Students crowd the Central Campus Recreation Building's indoor track as
cpoking. Many joggers were forced inside because of the bitter cold.
Committee for the Graduation announces the -
Senior T-Shirt Design Contest
Winning design will be used on Senior Swing-Out t-shirts
for 1988 and worn by U of M Seniors everywerel
Be creative and turn in your design to the Student Alumni
% . Council, 200 Fletcher St., by January 25, before 5pm.
ytX fWinner will be announced on February 5 and will receive a
free t-shirt and 2 free tickets to the Senior Swing-Out dance'
For further information call 763-9755
Designs accepted from seniors only -.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Prodded
by Congress and consumer groups,
the Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission said yesterday it is launch-
ing an effort to make cigarette
Children playing with lighters
were blamed for 7,800 fires leading
to 120 deaths, 860 injuries and
$60.5 million in property damage in
1985, the agency said in announcing
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It "concluded that cigarette
lighters available today are not child-
resistant. To provide such child re-
sistance, changes in lighter design
may be required."
The decision to act follows a two-
year study of lighter safety that the
commission conducted after receiv-
ing a petition from Diane Denton, a
nurse at Kosair Children's Hospital
in Louisville, Ky.
Congress and consumer groups
have been critical of the agency for
its slow start on the issue.
"The evidence is clear: cigarette
lighters are killing children and swift
regulatory action is needed," the
Consumer Federation of America
said in a report issued in November.
And Rep. James Florio (D-N.J.),
chair of a House consumer affairs
panel, criticized agency lethargy in
hearings last summer. He served no-
tice that if the commission didn't act
on its own, Congress would order it
to do so.
Lighter makers, meanwhile, have
stressed their efforts to maintain
quality products and noted that they
include warning labels on packages
that lighters should be kept away
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Panel to favor stock price limits
WASHINGTON - A White House task force studying the October
stock market crash will recommend daily limits on price movements of
stocks, bonds and futures, a Reagan administration source yesterday.
The Wall Street Journal, in yesterday's editions, said the study com-
mission would recommend "a radical overhaul" of the government's regu-
lation of the financial markets, including daily limits on price swings.
The journal's story contrasted with an article in The Los Angeles
Times, which said the task force would urge "relatively mild changes" and
had rejected limits on price swings.
White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater declined to clear up dis-
crepancies between the two accounts. But a source who has read the report
and spoke on the condition of anonymity said the Journal's story was ac-
More West Bank violence erupts
RAMALLAH, Israeli occupied West Bank - A fight with rocks and
tear gas between young Arabs and Israeli troops drove a visiting U.S.
senator from a refugee camp yesterday, the end of a month of rioting that
cost at least 24 Arab lives.
Seven Palestinians were reported wounded Thursday. Soldiers used
rubber bullets and tear gas, some of it dropped from helicopters, against
protesters in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, where 1.5 million
Military authorities continued a stern policy toward arrested rioters
despite international protests, ordering 15 Palestinians held up to six
months without trial.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said he would refuse to meet with
United Nations envoy Marrack Goulding, who is due there Friday to
examine the situation.
Shuttle engines ready for flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLa. - NASA has successfully tested nd ac-
cepted for flight the three modified main engines that will power the first
post-Challenger space shuttle flight, the space agency said yesterday.
The date for Discovery's first flight remained uncertain as engineers
sought to learn why a protective carbon boot ring over a nozzle swiveling
joint shattered during a Dec. 23 test firing-of a redesigned solid fuel
booster rocket. NASA officials have estimated the June 2 launch date will
slip at least six weeks.
The two solid-fuel boosters burn for about two minutes and the liquid-
fuel main engines for about 8 and one half minutes to push a shuttle into
The first of the main engines, said to be the world's most technically
advanced powerplants, was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center by
truck Wednesday night, and the other two are to arrive before February.
Experts predict stock market
crash won't affect auto sales
DETROIT - Automakers should sell as many cars and trucks, and
possibly more, in 1988 than in 1987, the fourth-strongest year in the
history of the U.S. auto industry, analysts and executives predicted
"It just seems the consumer is taking a look at the (stock market)
crash saying, 'It didn't affect me,' and just going out and buying," said
Ted Sullivan, analyst with Wharton Econmetrics in Philadelphia.
In the wake of Black Monday, industry analysts and executives,
including Chrysler Corp. Chairperson Lee Iacocca, predicted a slowed
economy, slow auto sales and possible a recession in 1988.
Instead, sales increased slowly but steady from October through De-
cember, a traditionally slow auto sales season.
Sprinkler surprises bookstore
Some students at the semi-annual book rush at the Michigan Book
and Supply store had to wade through water yesterday when the indoor
sprinkler system spurted on and flooded part of the main floor.
Firefighters and employees armed with squeegies helped dry the
carpet on the main floor. Lieutenant Bob Lechtanski said since the
furnace room is not heated, water in the sprinkler could have frozen and
thawed, causing it to burst.
Store employees took control of the incident, moving poster and
greeting card bins out of the water's path. The squeeges, supplied by the
Ann Arbor Fire department, helped move the lake onto the loading dock
and out the back door.
Twenty-five minutes after firefighters shut off the sprinkler's water
supply, the water had been evacuatedrand the final step of "dry
vaccuuming" was underway.
Jerry Tippie, general manager of the store, said that aside from the
wet carpet, the water caused no real damage. Tippie added that the
sprinkler system was shut down but should be operational by days end.
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