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farewell to Soviets
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -
the Red Army said farewell to Kabul
in a ceremony at the frigid airport
Monday, the paratroopers in fur hats
and padded uniforms decorated with
Afghan medals climbed into a jet
transport and were flown away.
Some Soviet soldiers remained
but officials said they would be gone
by tomorrow, the deadline for the
Kremlin to have all its forces out of
a civil war it entered more than nine
A U.N. airlift has been suspended
because a cargo plane loaded with
food and medicine left Islamabad in
neighboring Pakistan without
clearance and another airline pulled
out of the program, U.N. officials
A Swedish airline said it was
sending a plane to Islamabad and
would carry the emergency cargo if
there was no risk to the aircraft or
crew, Sweden's national airline TT
In Islamabad, Afghan guerrillas
briefly resumed a Moslem council
yesterday that was called originally
to choose an interim government,
but two important leaders did not
attend and spokespeople said
factional quarrels about power
The guerrillas, who began
fighting after a communist coup in
April 1978, predict the Marxist
government in Kabul will fall soon
after the Red Army completes its
withdrawal under a U.N.-mediated
Soviet soldiers entered the
country in December 1979 and
totaled an estimated 115,000 when
the withdrawal began May 15.
At an airport ceremony yesterday
to which 150 foreign journalists
were invited, Lt. Co.l. Pytor
Sardarchuk praised 15 young
paratroopers who stood in front of
their Antonov-12 transport plane.
"We have helped Afghanistan
create order and provided economic
supplies and other goods," he said.
"Now you are leaving Afghan soil
and I want to say thank you very
much for your service and to wish
you all the best, happiness and
health and a safe return home."
Capt. Alexander Zhadan said:
"The medals on our chest - Afghan
medals - bear witness to what we
have accomplished. We would like
to hope that there will be peace in
Afghanistan and that the people of
Afghanistan will remember us
At least one departing soldier, a
20-year-old, questioned the
"I think it could have been done
peacefully," he said in answer to a
question as he boarded the plane,
which took off for Tashkent. He said
he thought Soviet intervention "was
all a big mistake."
Paratroopers waved through the
windows as the plane taxied down
the runway and took off. It climbed
in a tight spiral because of the
surrounding mountains and spouted
flares to deflect any heat-seeking
missiles guerrillas in the mountains
About 450 Soviet soldiers quietly
left the besieged capital Sunday
during a snowstorm.
Sardarchuck would not say how
many soldiers remained in Kabul
after yesterday's ceremony, which
had been billed as the departure of
the last Red Army troopers.
Errol Henderson delivers an impassioned speech, attracting the
attention of many students passing through the diag.
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and University President James
According to Jones, the BSU first
called for a Black student lounge in
1987. The proposal is currently be-
ing discussed with the Michigan
Union Board and it was informally
proposed to the Regents at their last
meeting on Jan. 18.
Law student Lisa Crooms
emphasized the importance of the
Black struggle as a lifelong com-
mitment. The first-year law student
warned Blacks not to be lulled into a
state of complacency and apathy and
to 'combat the systematic [cultural]
genocide of the African community."
Urging Blacks to move from a
reactionary to a pro-active stance,
Crooms added, "It's time to set our
own priorities and agendas."
Between speeches, music from
James Brown, Public Enemy, The
Last Poets, and the African national
hymn - "Nkosi Sielel'i Afrika," or
"Prayer for Africa" - rang through
Black Law School Association
President Barron Wallace said the
methods of white male oppression
have changed, but in 450 years the
situation of Blacks has not changed.
"We can't allow ourselves to be-
come their 'Toms' - their boy or
their girl," Wallace warned.
United Coalition Against Racism
member Kim Smith, a first-year
medical student, stressed the impor-
tance of unity in the Black commu-
nity. "When they can divide, they
can conquer," she said.
Smith also emphasized the im-
portance of education. "When we are
denied an education, we are denied
Black teacherswho will teach us our
true history," she said.
In an impassioned speech, Rack-
ham graduate student Errol Hender-
son, a member of Save Our Sons
and Daughters (SOSAD), stressed
that Black students can have an im-
pact by remaining in touch with
their communities. "If I'm in the
gutter, you have to get dirty and
nasty to get me out," he said.
LSA sophomore Tanya Porter,
among 200 students who attended
the rally, said, "I thought [the
speeches] were inspirational. They
spoke the truth."
Eric Keene, a senior in the
School of Engineering, said, "I think
it's a really positive thing they're
kicking off here. Everyone spoke
from their hearts and spoke from
their own perspective."
Rally coordinator Todd Shaw said
he thought the event "was very suc-
cessful considering the snow. I think
people are hyped for the week."
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Brazer said the city sales tax is
barred by state law, and said there
can be no revenue bond issue unless
the money is earmarked for a specific
project such as a sewer or parking
Brazer said a city income tax
could be levied only if Ann Arbor
voters approve it and a lowering of
property taxes follow. Because of
this, Brazer said Jensen's proposal
would not increase city revenue and
would "mean a bonanza for absentee
Jensen said he would shift the
spending priorities of city council
away from human services toward
"The people at child care, the
homeless centers, drug rehabilita-
tion, those people are money hun-
gry, crazy," Jensen said. "Those ser-
vices will come second to public
As for the city's landfill crisis,
Jensen wants to close the Ann Arbor
landfill to make a ski mountain and
then open up a new landfill site on
the northeast side of the city. He
also endorses mandatory recycling
for the immediate future.
Jensen's proposal for the landfill
may prove unworkable, however,
since the state Department of Natural
Resources has told the city it cannot
open a new landfill site unless it
better monitors its groundwater-con-
taminating waste emanating from
the overflowing existing landfill.
And even many proponents of
mandatory recycling concede such a
program could not get underway for
at least two or three years because
the city lacks the needed facilities for
Jensen has a number of ideas that
other candidates are ignoring. For
example, Jensen wants to establish a
sister-city program in South Africa,
change Ann Arbor from a city run
by a city administrator to one run by
a mayor, and establish a market-
ing/advertising strategy to encourage
businesses to relocate in Ann Arbor.
"If I do win the primary, I'm
forcing the establishment to make a
decision. It's them or me," Jensen
said. "The Republican party will
have no choice If I beat Jernigan by
some weird chance."
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Central American summit
begins peace plan review
COSTA DEL SOL, El Salvador - Five Central American presidents
began a summit yesterday with predictions their two-day meeting con-
tribute to peace, democracy and progress in the troubled region.
The leaders appeared buoyed by the mere fact of being under the same
roof after six months of postponements, delay and dispute over the sum-
mit's prospects, agenda and date.
"I am sure that we, with optimism, will analyze efforts we've made
according to Esquipulas II and search for favorable solutions that will
promote peace and progress in Central America," said Salvadoran Presi-
dent Jose Napoleon Duarte in brief comments inaugurating the meeting.
The chief executives will analyze the successes and failures to date of
the Esquipulas II peace plan, signed on Aug. 7, 1987. The plan, also
known as the Arias plan for its principal architect, was designed to pro-
mote peace and democracy.
Profits are up at GM
DETROIT - General Motors Acceptance Corporation, the nation's
largest automaker's financing arm, announced yesterday a 9.5 percent
increase in its fourth quarter profits over the year before.
The earnings in the fourth quarter of 1987 were artificially low because
of a surge in refinancing mortgages the General Motors Corp. subsidiary
assumed with the purchase of two mortgage companies in 1985, the
GMAC's 1988 profits fell 18.3 percent, but still were high enough to
be the second best in company history. The subsidiary said the year-end
earnings decrease came in part because of a narrower profit margin on
earnings rates and borrowing costs.
General Motor's corporate earnings are expected to be announced today.
General Motors Chair Roger Smith has been predicting a company record.
Sec. of State tours Europe
BONN, West Germany - Secretary of State James Baker III, on his
first diplomatic tour of West European capitals, is finding it difficult to
compete with the public relations blitz of Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev, a senior official said Monday.
"There is just an attraction, an intriguing quality to Gorbachev that
you have to answer to somehow," said the official, who has participated
in most of the meetings Baker has held on his trip.
The challenge Baker and the allies face "is not a question of an initia-
tive," the official said. "People feel very comfortable that we have the
initiative on substance. But it is undeniable that as you go around people
can see that when it comes to capturing public attention the Western
agenda has a hard time competing with Gorbachev's own ability to attract
Bush campaigns for budget
WASHINGTON - President Bush opened a campaign for his
"sensible ideals" federal budget Monday in New Hampshire, the state that
revived his flagging campaign for the presidency one year earlier.
Although Bush's fiscal 1990 budget is under attack among congres-
sional Democrats for lacking specifics on spending cuts, Bush gave no
hint in his speech to the Business and Industry Association of New
Hampshire that the plan might be in trouble.
"Sensible ideas work," the president said. "We can do the job without
"Our plan is a realistic one. It is a budget plan that will work, but not
with business as usual. It will require a partnership with Congress," said
The president said his appearance was only the first in a series of stops
around the country on behalf of his $1.6 trillion spending plan.
Chocolate arouses pleasure
for the brain and heart
LANSING - Giving chocolates to your sweetie for Valentine's Day
could result in good chemistry.
"A chemical in the chocolate hits a pleasure center in the brain," said
George Higgins, a pastry chef instructor at one of the world's biggest
cooking schools. "As a gift from a lover to a lover, it would certainly
help do the trick."
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, or PEA, a natural mood-altering
chemical also found in the human brain.
"Win the lottery, get a promotion, fall in love, especially fall in love,
and your PEA level shoots up. You're optimistic, sociable, and peppy,"
according to Chocolate, An Illustrated History by Marcia and Fredrick
"The taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the
same world as sex," sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer wrote in her
column, "Ask Dr. Ruth."
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Others take a less traditional ap-
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proach to St. Valentine's Day.
"Valentine's Day? Who needs it?
I have to study," said an LSA junior
who did not want to reveal his name.
But what about those whose
loved ones are afar?
Stacey Hill, a Business School
senior, has a boyfriend in Lansing.
"He came here this weekend so we
could go out for Valentine's Day. I
put an ad in a newspaper where he'll
see it," she said.
Ruth Filipiak, an employee of
Crown House of Gifts, said Valen-
tine's Day is the second busiest time
of the year, next to Christmas.
"We've seen many students in
here today, running around buying
gifts at the last minute, and we ex-
pect to see more tomorrow," said
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