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Ninety- nine years

of editorialfreedom

Vol. IC, No. 81

Ann Arbor, Michigan -

Tuesday, January 24, 1989

Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

Quake ravages
* Soviet village;
up to 1000 dead


MOSCOW (AP) - A pre-dawn
earthquake in Soviet Central Asia
unleashed a 50-foot high wall of dirt
and mud that buried a mountain vil-
lage and swept through at least two
others Monday, killing up to 1,000
people as they slept, officials said.
The quake struck the southwest-
ern part of Tadzhikistan, a Soviet
republic of more than 4.8 million
people that borders Afghanistan and
The U.S. Geological Survey in
Reston, Va., estimated the quake
was at 5.4 on the Richter scale,
which measures ground motion as
recorded on a seismograph. The Dec.
7th earthquake in northwestern Ar-
menia, 1,300 miles west of Du-
shanbe, registered a 6.9 on the Rich-
ter scale and killed 25,000 people.
Officials and Soviet media said
the devastation was vast and total in
"Almost everybody died," Zainid-
din Nasreddinov, Editor-in-Chief of
Tadzhikistan's official news agency,
said by telephone after visiting the


farming settlement of

Sharora "had more than 150 peas-
ant households before that tragic
moment," the Soviet news agency
Tass reported. "Now most of it is
razed to the ground by the ruthless
force of the natural calamity."
Tass said the number of dead in
the disaster zoneI,800 miles south-
east of Moscow was estimated
atl,000, but cautioned that was a
preliminary figure.
"Almost all of the victims died
asleep in the beds," Maj. Alexander
Loparev, duty officer at Tadzhikistan
Interior Ministry headquarters in
Dushanbe said by telephone.
According to preliminary fig-
ures, the quake and landslide de-
stroyed about 100 buildings, includ-
ing five schools and a maternity
hospital near the epicenter.
In Sharora, "cries and wails can
be heard everywhere," Tass reported.
"Some are bemoaning and burying
their near and dear ones, while others
are trying to find the few survivors
between the thick layer of sand and

After months of
ulty's governing b
policy which gives
lines regulating cam
tion and harassmen
monthly Senate Ass
The policy, sim
policy passed last
disciplines, such a
mands or even susp
ulty members accus
tory harassment.
The proposal pas
with two abstention
"I think people
policy) will be fai
Prof. Thomas Lena
of the Senate Advi
on University Affai
tion is (faculty me
The policy willn
assembly's origina
mittee, and then to
executive officers fci
The policy was
condition that the fii
more explicit Lang
and that it include
sembly's amendm
Savory, executiv
TheSenate vot
amend language in
consensual relatio
faculty, students, an
icy now reads that
tionships do not a
sexual harassment
times the two peof
The policy has1
Senate Assembly's
since last summer,v
committee - comp
personnel, Universi
counseling services


VIS crimination and harassment policy,
debate, the fac- and sent it to the Senate for en-
ody approved a dorsement.
explicit guide- But the Senate did not then ap-
npus discrimina- prove the policy because some
nt at yesterday's members questioned the necessity of
sembly meeting. a harassment-discrimination policy.
ilar to a student Some members also had complained
April, imposes that the language used in the pro-
as formal repri- posal was too vague.
pensions, on fac- After seeing at least three more
ed of discrimina- policy drafts, the Senate finally
formed its own committee, the Sen-
sed unanimously ate Assembly Re-draft Committee,
s. last November. The committee re-
will think (the ceived input from various University
r," said English groups about the anxieties and hopes
ghan, vice chair for a fair policy that would not
sory Committee overlook any groups on campus.
rs. "My expecta- Walter Debler, an engineering
mbers) feel it is professor and member of the drafting
committee, said, "We tried to con-
now return to the struct something that was fair."
1 drafting com- Some Senate members had said
the University's they wanted the policy to include
rtheir approval. provisions to protect their "academic
spassed on the freedom." Many say the professors,
unag abot tn fearing punishment under the policy,
nation procedures would not speak their minds during
the Senate As- class, thus causing a "chilling effect"
ents, said Laina on free speech.
'e assistant to But the new draft provides for an
Academic Freedom Investigative
ed yesterday to Committee, designed to be the place
the policy about for dealing with academic freedom
nships between cases.
nd staff. The pol- University Policy Analyst John
consensual rela- Schwartz, a member of the re-draft
lways constitute committee, said the new draft pro-
because some- vides a clear policy for faculty and
ple involved are staff to abide by.
Although the University has al-
been one of the ways had explicit policies dealing
major concerns with sexual harassment - such as
when the drafting the ones in regental bylaws and the
posed of faculty, faculty's Standard Practice Guide -
ty attorneys, and the policies related to racial discrim-
- created a dis- ination were vague, Schwartz said.


Associated Press
A woman wails after the earthquake wrecked the village of
Sharora in the Soviet republic of Tazhiktan yesterday.
About 600 people died in the village, an observer said.

Council delays waste

At last night's Ann Arbor City Council
meeting, councilmembers tabled two proposals
on the waste issue - which would have estab-
lished four new recycling drop-off centers, a
compost waste dump, and a weekly date for haz-
ardous household waste disposal - until Feb. 6.
The council postponed the decision because
the newly appointed Waste Reduction and Re-
source Recovery Coordinator will not take office
until Feb. 6. The coordinator will be in charge of
implementing all waste and recycling programs.
Councilmember Jeff Epton (D-3rd Ward) said
fails to
First-place Indiana stunned a
raucous sellout crowd of 13,609 at
Crisler Arena last night with a 71-70
victory over previously unbeaten-at-
home Michigan.
The Wolverines had an
opportunity to win the game in the
final seconds but Terry Mills missed
a 20-foot jump shot. Mark Hughes
grabbed the rebound but could not
convert the rebound opportunity in
the waning seconds.
"We wanted to get Glen (Rice)
inside, but we looked inside and it
wasn't there," Michigan head coach
Bill Frieder said. "He (Terry) had to
take it."
After Hughes' miss, Indiana's Jay
Edwards recovered the loose ball to
preserve the Hoosier victory and
their unbeaten conference record.
It was fitting that Edwards
recovered the last ball as it was his
scoring won the game. He scored 29
points, including 15 of Indiana's last
The Hoosier lead fluctuated
between one and three for the last
five minutes, with Edwards missing
a three-point attempt with 45
seconds remaining. Michigan called
timeout to set up a play for the last
shot and the win. After calling
timeout again with14 seconds left,
the Wolverines set up what would be
their futile attempt.
At the start of the second half

the decision was tabled until the new coordinator
and his staff have the chance to draft a report on
possible solutions to the waste problem.
"Passing a resolution before the completion of
the report puts emphasis on some things and
none on others," Epton said, "It sets a priority
that's not appropriate to set with the information
we have now."
Councilmember Liz Brater (D-3rd Ward) said
the proposals were not comprehensive. "These
are piecemeal measures," said Brater. "My con-
cern is that we implement a solid waste program
as comprehensively as possible."

The proposed weekly hazardous waste disposal
would be an increase in frequency from the yearly
program currently in place. Ann Arborites would
dispose of household items such as paint thinner,
car batteries and other chemical hazards during the
disposal. Disposing these wastes in the landfill
contaminates ground water.
The compost dump, which would generate
fertilizer from decomposed natural wastes, would
be located next to the current landfill.
If the variable fee were implemented, a yearly
limit would be imposed on free garbage pick-up
See Council, Page 2

Miami police officer
17 4arrested for murder

MIAMI (AP) - The police of-
ficer whose fatal shooting of a Black
motorcyclist sparked last week's
racial violence was arrested yesterday
and charged with "manslaughter"
only hours after the victim's funeral.
Officer William Lozano was
charged in the killings of Clement
Lloyd and Allen Blanchard. The two
were speeding on a motorcycle Jan.
16 in Overtown, Fla. when Lozano
allegedly shot Lloyd in the head.
Lloyd died at the scene and Blanchard,
his passenger, died the next day from
injuries suffered in the ensuing crash.
Lozano was booked into Dade
County Jail on two counts of
"manslaughter" and released after
posting $10,000 bail.
An 11-member independent re-
view panel of police officers and
Black leaders, established by the city
commission after the rioting, held its
first working session yesterday in the
now-quiet Overtown.
The review board is scheduled to

make a preliminary report to the
commission on Thursday, looking
more broadly into the underlying so-
cial problems in Overtown.
The rioting following Lloyd's
death resulted in one death and 11
wounded. Fire officials reported an
estimated $1 million in damages to
building structures.
"As Martin Luther King said, we
live together as rational human be-
ings or die together as fools, not
only in Miami, but all over Amer-
ica," said the Rev. Morris Lloyd, the
victim's uncle in his eulogy.
"It is ironic that Clement ...
should be gunned down on the very
day we celebrate the birthday of the
founder of the civil rights move-
ment," said the Rev. Dennis
Archibald, pastor of The Church of
God in Opa-locka.
Lloyd's mother and other family
members, most immigrants from the
Virgin Islands, wept and cried out as
the mourners sang Rock of Ages.

Surrealist IMNSI
painter Dali
dies at 84Spebowrconsideed

FIGUERAS, Spain (AP) - Sur-
realist painter Salvador Dali, whose
fantastic and memorable dreamscapes-
were as eccentric and flamboyant as
his behavior, died today of cardiac
arrest in his hometown at age 84.
Dali, a founder of the surrealist

See Opinion, Page 4
The Wipers will smear you all
over your windshield
See Arts, Page 5
The mens' swimming and wrest-
ling teamsbanthhand biz weekend





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