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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 1, 1989

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NADA

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports

-JESSICA GREENE/Daily

Study break
Students drink, study, and socialize at the newly-opened Espresso1

Royale on State Street.

Continued from Page 1
of Regents earlier this month of
MSA's lack of cooperation in meet-
ing with SODC.
Although the meeting was set up
to discuss SODC's general role at

the University, assembly members
were concerned primarily with the
role SODC plays in relation to
MSA.
LSA sophomore Rob Bell, an
MSA representative, cited examples
of students who thought SODC was
a "CIA of the administration" and

North
Continued from Page 1
can be impaneled, it should be se-
questered immediately to minimize
the potential for exposure to immu-
nized testimony and to protect Lt.
Col. North's constitutional rights."
North's attorney, Brendan Sulli-
van, also sought to rule out as jurors

anyone who recently had seen
North's congressional testimony re-
played in news reports as the trial
start neared.
According to Gesell, most of the
first batch of prospective jurors re-
sponded "yes" to questions asking.
them if they had seen, read or lis-
tened to any part of North's
congressional testimony.

asked SODC Director Brad Borland
and Organizational Consultant Rosa
Lopez what the center's real link to
the administration was.
"The fact is that the
administration is trying to use
SODC to limit MSA's autonomy,"
Bell said.
However, Borland disputed the
accusations and said the intent of the
regents' directive was to let SODC
help MSA, not be a "CIA."
Lopez said that questions
regarding SODC and its role with
MSA should be held until tomorrow
afternoon's meeting with Vice
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson, SODC, and MSA
members.

knocks
auto
makers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Au-
tomakers are discriminating against
the nation's automobile dealers, who
must unite to fight the companies
and make buying and selling cars a
fairer game in the United States, the
president of a dealers' group said
yesterday.
Ron Tonkin, the 1989 president
of the National Automobile Dealers
Association, said automakers, espe-
cially the Big Three, should halt
subsidies to companies which buy
fleets of cars.
"We want our automakers, and we
love you, once and for all, to stop
fleet subsidies," Tonkin said in his
speech to about 20,000 people. "To
simply tell us 'We will sell to no
one for less than we sell to our fran-
chised dealers."'
But for General Motors Corp. and
Chrysler Corp. the fleet-brokers are
franchised dealers, company officials
said yesterday, Ford Motor Co. offi-
cials had no immediate comment.
"Every sale that we make, we
make to a franchised dealer, except
for the federal government," C.
Moore, GM's vice president for cus-
tomer sales and service said from his
office in Detroit. "These people that
Ron Tonkin was talking to today are
the people who deliver all these cars
to fleet customers."
Ford spokesperson Ray
Windecker and Chrysler spokesman
Tom Houston each said their com-
panies' fleet sales are arranged
through dealers. Chrysler's cars go-
ing to the federal government must
go through dealers, Houston said.
Ford sells directly to the federal
government and the Red Cross.
Tonkin said dealers who handle
fleet sales frequently handle only the
paperwork associated with them, not
the vehicles themselves.
"While technically what they're
saying is correct," Tonkin said,
"after you go out beyond the dealer
that's doing the paperwork, there are
dealers who are damning it."
Company officials declined to say
how much a subsidy might be worth
to a dealer.
Around 20 percent of the indus-
try's sales are to fleet customers, the
companies said. That worked out to
about 1.6 million cars last year.
Tonkin said in his speech capping
the 72nd annual NADA convention
that it was time for dealers to stand
up for the manufacturers.
"We dealers are swivel-necked
from turning the other cheek, and it
simply has to stop," said Tonkin, a
dealer with 10 stores holding 14 au-
tomobile franchises in the Portland,
Ore., area.
"We want automakers to be
healthy and profitable, but not by
wrecking havoc on the best, most
loyal friends they ever had, their
dealers," Tonkin added.
On other matters, Tonkin:
*called on automakers to pay for
space in their showrooms like food
and beverage makers pay for their

shelf space.
"While our franchises demand
from dealers loyalty and exclusively
of facilities and site control into the
future, it is time for us dealers to re-
alize the true value of our facilities,"
he said.
"Loyalty is a two-way street."
'said he was forming a task force
to meet with manufacturers hoping
to find a way to make customer sat-
isfaction indexes more uniform.
Tonkin alleged that the indexes
sometimes discriminates against
dealers and should be standardized for
the industry.

Soviet convoy neads nome
KABUL, Afghanistan - Convoys of Red Army soldiers and equip-
ment moved slowly toward home through the rugged Hindu Kush moun-
tain range yesterday, ready to fight their way past Moslem guerrillas if
necessary, their commander said.
Lt. Gen. Boris Gromov, Soviet commander in Afghanistan, denied
U.S. allegations that the Soviets were conducting a "scorched earth" pol-
icy as their last units left Afghanistan before the Feb. 15 deadline.
Spokespeople in Islamabad for the guerrillas, who began fighting after
a communist coup 11 years ago, said four long-range Soviet missiles
killed 70 people in villages near the Salang Highway, the main Soviet
withdrawal route.
The last 11 staff members of the U.S. Embassy left Kabul yesterday.
Senate confirms three of
Bush's cabinet choices
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted unanimous confirmation yester-
day of three of President Bush's Cabinet choices, including oilman Robert
Mosbacher as Commerce Secretary.
The vote was 100-0 to confirm Mosbacher, longtime personal friend of
the president and Republican fundraiser, to lead the Commerce Depart-
ment.
The Senate then voted 100-0 confirmation of confirm Carla Hills as
special trade representative and Samuel Skinner to head the Transportation
Department.
The White House asked for a rare delay in confirmation hearings for
Louis Sullivan to be health and human services secretary.
Bush intends to nominate Michael Armacost, currently Under Secretary
of State for Political Affairs, as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, a
U.S. official said yesterday.
Shevardnadze arrives in China
BEIJING - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze arrives to
day to put the final touches on preparations for the first Sino-Soviet
summit since the two communist giants split in bitter rivalry 30 years
ago.
During his three-day stay, Shevardnadze is to hold two rounds of talks
with his Chinese counterpart, Qian Qichen, and will meet with Premier
Li Peng. He is also to travel to Shanghai for a meeting Saturday with
China's top leader, Deng Xiaoping.
Shevardnadze's visit comes after a year of rapid progress in bilateral
relations expected to culminate this spring when Mikhail Gorbachev be-
comes the first Soviet leader to travel to China since 1959 when Nikita
Khrushchev met his ideological foe Mao Tse-tung in Beijing.
Normal relations with Moscow, the Beijing Review said in an indirect
reference to the United States, "will not affect the development of friendly
relations between China and other countries."
Tower accused of infidelity
WASHINGTON - Conservative activist Paul Weyrich testified yes-
terday he has "on a number of occasions" seen Defense Secretary-designate
John Tower publicly inebriated and in the company of women other than
his wife.
But members of the Senate Armed Services Committee said after a
closed session with the witness that he has failed to provide specifics to
support his allegations.
"As an old trial lawyer, I would have to say that most of what I heard
has to fall into the hearsay category, even given the high motives of the
witness," said Sen. Alan Dixon D-Ill.
Other witnesses spoke out against the nominee, questioning Tower's
support for the Star Wars defense proposal and his ability to institute
Pentagon reforms in light of his past ties to defense contractors.
Bush has defended Tower, saying an FBI background check found
nothing that would prevent him from serving as defense secretary. When
he announced the nomination he dismissed " a lot of rumors that proved
to be groundless."
EXTRAS
An annoyed man named
Noid holds up Domino's
CHAMBLEE, Ga. - A man named Noid, apparently annoyed by
Domino's Pizza's "Avoid the Noid" ads, held two Domino's employees at
gunpoint for more than five hours before they escaped and he surrendered,
authorities said..
Investigators believe Kenneth Lamar Noid was "having an ongoing
feud in his mind with Tom Monaghan, owner of Dominos, about the
'Noid' commercials," said detective Sgt. Marl Bender. "Apparently, he
thinks they're aimed at him."
Police said Noid entered the suburban Atlanta store shortly before 11
a.m. Monday and made one of the employees call police to tell them he
had taken hostages and to stay clear of the area.
Noid demanded $100,00, a getaway car and a science fiction book titled
"The Widow's Son."
He also ordered and ate a pizza.
Noid was charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of ag-

gravated assault and theft by extortion for demanding the $200,000 from
Domino's, Perkins said. No bond has been set.
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PIRGIM
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fighting PIRGIM would be to "get
people who were very active in the
past," and "try to stop (PIRGIM)
from forming again."
But Jason Feingold, chair of
PIRGIM's Board of Directors, said
he believes "there is significant sup-

port" for PIRGIM on campus. He
blamed last year's defeat on low
voter turnout and flaws in PIRGIM's
publicity strategy.
"Last year PIRGIM ran a sloppy
campaign and didn't get out the
facts," said Feingold, vowing not to
repeat past mistakes. "The kind of
ads with pictures don't work... This
year we're running a different cam-
paign where we just talk to people."

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Although PIRGIM received no
University funds last semester, it
continued to operate. However,
Feingold said recent efforts have not
been as effective as they could have
been because PIRGIM has been
"crippled because people keep
attacking our funding."
"There are two toxic waste sites
on campus... Students drink polluted
water every day and eat vegetables
with pesticide sprayed on them"
Feingold said, "Students have the
right and responsibility to approach
these serious questions."
Feingold said PIRGIM's role is
to "influence public policy" on is-
sues such as toxic waste, where "the
political process has not resulted in a
solution to the problem." He added
that PIRGIM "only takes positions
we feel the majority of people sup-
port."
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