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Friday, February 24, 1989

Divest
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Joseph Owsley, director of the
University's News and Information
Services, said, "Morally, the
University had agreed to sell off the
stock in South Africa-related
companies; what it disagreed with
was the legislature ordering the Uni-
versity to do so."
Bullard last month criticized the
way the in which he said the
University regents use the autonomy
issue in order to get around state
laws they don't want to follow.
"The goal of University auton-
omy was that academic freedom was
protected," Bullard said. "The re-
gents, on the other hand, have an
absurd history of using it to argue
against state worker's compensation
laws and fair employment laws."

Last year, Gov. James Blanchard
signed into law a bill requiring the
state's $16 Billion pension fund to
divest itself of stock in companies
the do business in South Africa.
The law included broader defini-
tions than the earlier law for state
colleges for a company to be
considered as operating in South
Africa.
The University holds over $100
million in General Motors Corp., a
company the new law includes as
one operating in South Africa- be-
cause it continues to supply the
parts which are assembled into au-
tomobiles in the country.
The University was the only state
college remaining which had not
complied with the state law. Michi-
gal State University and Eastern
Michigan University did so before
the 1982 law took effect.

Lawsuit challenges
Michigan ban on
paid abortions

DETROIT (AP) - The American
Civil Liberties Union filed suit yes-
terday to help a 15-year-old girl ob-
tain a Medicaid-funded abortion that
would end a pregnancy for which
lawyers say she is psychologically
unprepared.
The suit, filed in Wayne County
Circuit Court on behalf of the De-
troit girl and her mother, challenges
Michigan's ban on state-paid abor-
tions that voters approved last
November.
An emergency hearing on the case
is scheduled for this morning. Cir-
cuit Judge John Hausner is supposed
to consider granting a temporary re-
straining order and ultimately a pre-
liminary injunction clearing the way
for an abortion.
Simon said he expected an appeal
if Hausner ruled in favor of the
ACLU. But Simon said the ACLU
want' the case resolved within three
weeks to prevent further jeopardizing
the girl's health.

The suit said the girl, whose
identity the ACLU has pledged to
protect, became pregnant after being
raped last month by three men. Her
family is on welfare and can't afford
an abortion but wants her to undergo
the procedure, it said.
Elizabeth Gleicher and William
Goodman, the lawyers representing
the girl, said the abortion ban should
be overtured because it denies poor
women equal access to health care.
"The people just don't understand
that young girls are not able to en-
dure the risks of pregnancy," Gle-
icher said. "No gynecologist would
say the risk of abortion outweighs
the risk of pregnancy."~
Courts in Connecticut, Vermont,
New Jersey and California have
overturned similar abortion bans, al-
lowing poor women in those states
to again seek Medicaid-paid abor-
tions, Gleicher said.

State
Continued from Page 1
campus films and force people to see
real films unlike the trash they usual-
ly show."
Problems and controversy have
plagued the State since Kerasotes
purchased it from the Butterfield
chain in December 1984.
University English Prof. Buzz
Alexander said Kerasotes fired its
union projectionists on 24 hours
notice with no effort to negotiate.
To fill their positions, Kerasotes
hired projectionists at minimum
wage to save money. The newly
hired, untrained projectionists were a
threat to customers' safety, said
Alexander.
"Kerasotes wanted to run as poor
a theater and make as much money
as possible," he said.
The firings incited Alexander and
other concerned community mem-
bers to boycott the theater and peti-
tion against Kerasotes.
Alexander formed a theater group
called the Pinkertons to protest
against Kerasotes' firing policy and
the elimination of discounts for se-
GEO
Continued from Page 1
and protection from the ten-term
rule."
* Members of the bargaining team
said Wednesday that the University's
package was acceptable, yet they
were disappointed the University did
not satisfy the GEO's two concerns.
"If their top salary proposal had
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AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS CENTER
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Huron St. (between State & Division)
across from Campus Inn
Sunday, 9:55 a.m.: Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Church School classes, all ages
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.: free supper,
feowship, and Bible Study.
CAMPUS CHAPEL
(one block from CCRB off Washtenaw)
Sunday at 10 a.m.: Lent:
"A Journey through the Desert"
at 6 p.m.: A meditative service of scripture,
prayer, silence, and music from
the Taize community.
Everyone Welcome!
CANTERBURY HOUSE
(Episcopal Church Chaplaincy)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
Sunday Schedule
No services Feb. 26
Resuming March 5

Holy Eucharist - 5 p.m.
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Rev. Dr. Virginia Peacock
Supper - 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m. - Life Beneath the Gloss:
"Living with Eyes Wide Open."
Call 665-0606
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Sunday: Worshin at 10 am

nior-citizen and students.
For months the Pinkertons per-
formed skits in front of the State to
deter customers from purchasing
tickets.
But Kerasotes countered protesters
in July 1985 by suing seven
Pinkertons for contributing to the
theater's $10,000 loss in revenue.
After being served an injunction
for trespassing and physical interfer-
ence, the protests ended.
But the State continued to suffer
financial difficulties.
"The economics of movie theaters
are changing," said Hewitt, adding
that many factors contributed to the
State's failure.
The State was forced to compete
with the Showcase, a new 14-screen
theater in Ann Arbor, said Hewitt.
If the state retains its two upstairs
theaters, Hogarth will not make em-
ployee decisions. "We will lease the
theater to an operator who will de-
termine the theater's employment
policies," said Hewitt.
The Kerasotes Corporation,
owner of the Wayside theater in Yp-
silanti and the recently closed Cam-
pus Theater, owns 21 theaters
throughout Michigan.
been a lot less, then we may have
had more membership support (for
continuing bargaining)," said Koch.
Both the University and GEO are
still waiting for the result of a deci-
sion on the GEO's 1987 pending
unfair labor practice suit that has
been heard by the Michigan Em-
ployees Relation Commission. The
ten-term rule will become a bargain-
able issue if the judge rules in the
GEO's favor.
"The judge is supposed to rule
this year," said Koch. "Our lawyer
has said the most optimistic time for
a ruling would be four months."
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Federal Reserve
supports bank
buyouts of S&Ls

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Federal Reserve Board will make it
easier for bank holding companies to
buy troubled savings and loans,
Federal Reserve Board Chair Alan
Greenspan testified yesterday before
the Senate Banking Committee. He
said a separately regulated thrift in-
dustry may not be needed in the fu-
ture.
Greenspan said the central bank
and the Treasury Department have
arranged to support the Federal
Home Loan Bank system in the
event of massive withdrawals from
S&Ls.
The Fed chair's comments came
as opposition to President Bush's
333-page S&L proposal grew among
members of Congress fighting to
preserve a separate S&L industry.
Rep. Richard Lehman (D-Calif.)
complained at a hearing of the House
Banking Committee, that Bush

would give banks preference in buy-
ing S&Ls and turn the oversight
and regulation of the thrifts over to
bank regulators.
"Rather than heal the wounds,
your plan may actually put it (the
S&L industry) out of its misery."
Lehman told Treasury Secretary
Nicholas Brady.
The secretary denied any
"intention on our part to deliver up
the S&L industry to the banking in-
dustry."
The S&Ls are an important part
of the nation's commitment to af-
fordable housing and the
administration plan that assures the
emergence of a healthy and strong
S&L industry, Brady said.
Sen. Donald Riegle (D-Mich.)
chair of the Senate Banking Com-
mittee, said the administration's
proposal does not prejudge whether
the thrift industry will survive.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports "
Deputy warden charged with bribes
DETROIT - The deputy warden of the maximum security State
Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson was charged yesterday with two
counts of bribery and two counts of conspiracy to bribe in the transfer of
a prisoner who ultimately escaped.
Wayne Jackson was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting
$7,500 in cash and a lithograph valued at $2,500 to arrange a transfer of
prisoner to Western Wayne Correctional Facility at Plymouth, state and
federal authorities said.
If convicted of all four state counts, Jackson could face a maximum 10
years in prison and $20,000 in fines. Jackson also faces similar federal
charges which could result in up to 10 years and $250,000 in fines.
Hal Helteroff, director of the FBI bureau in Detroit, said there was no
evidence indicating that other prisoners bribed Jackson.
A preliminary examination is scheduled for March 7.
163 officials honor Japan's Hirohito
TOKYO - The world's royal and powerful joined Japan yesterday in
a final farewell to Hirohito, the emperor-god who died in January after a
reign of 62 years.
Funeral ceremonies lasted 13 hours. Representatives of 163 countries;
including President Bush, attended what is reportedly the largest state fu-
neral in history.
Nearly 32,000 police checked cars and patrolled streets in case of at
tacks by foreign terrorists or by Japanese radical groups that threatened tO
disrupt the ceremonies.
Opponents of the imperial system held at least three peaceful rallies
yesterday evening. One group of about 100 marchers in central Tokyo
carried a placard likening Hirohito to Adolf Hitler.
Hirohito presided over the rise of Japanese militarism, the crushing
defeat in World War II and a remarkable postwar transformation into on
of the world's leading economic powers.
Nuns jailed for skipping court date
BAY CITY, Mich. - Two Roman Catholic nuns arrested for skip-
ping two federal court appearances yesterday refused to sign personal rec-
ognizance bond paperwork and may remain jailed until next Wednesday.
Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, cited on trespassing charges
during a December demonstration at Wurtsmith Air Force Base near Os-
coda, were arrested Wednesday during a clothing drive in Saginaw.
The sisters had announced they would be performing community scr-
vice during the time they were scheduled to be in court.
Magistrate Charles Binder said he would have released the nuns if they
had signed the personal recognizance bonds.
If convicted of trespassing, the women could each receive six months
in jail and $500 fines.
The sisters staged a public mock trial earlier this month at which time
100 spectators at the mock trial "cleared" them of trespassing.
Mich. high court backs roadblock ban
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court decision that lets stand a
ban on random roadblocks to catch drunken drivers drew mixed reactions
yesterday.
"We're pleased. It sends a message to the governor and the attorney
general that maybe they can get on with the business of controlling
drunken driving in a more effective way," Howard Simon, executive
director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said.
But Bethany Goodman, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk
Driving, said the decision "allows our highways to be relatively safe
havens for drunk driving."
With a 5-2 decision the Supreme Court refused to consider a Court of
Appeals ruling that said the sobriety check lanes were unconstitutional
because they subjected motorists to unreasonable search and seizure.
Eighteen states have implemented sobriety check lanes.
EXTRAS
'Hello, my name is Salman Rashdie'
Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran has offered $5.2 million for the death of
Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial The Satanic Verses, but local
bounty hunters may soon find themselves outnumbered.
LSA sophomore David Barr, characterizing the Muslims' threat as "an
affront to intellectual freedom everywhere," has decided to do his part
towards preserving that liberty. Bearing a coatful of Salman Rushdie
nametags, he has been distributing them "since (yesterday) afternoon."
"I can't afford a tag for everyone," he sa id, but Barr hopes personal finance.
restrictions won't keep him from accomplishing his two goals: to foil some
of Ann Arbor's less alert terrorists; and to demonstrate what he called the
ludicrity of "trying to stifle freedom of thought with threats of violence."
After all, Barr said, when it comes down to it, "We're all Salman
Rushdie." And they can't kill them all, can they?

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Jury says

U.S.

Navy

captain failed duty

SUBIC NAVAL BASE, Philip-
pines (AP) - A military jury found
U.S. Navy Capt. Alexander Balian
guilty today of dereliction of duty for
failing to help a boatload of Viet-
namese refugees who later resorted to
cannibalism to survive.
The jury acquitted him of ordering
one refugee shaken off ropes as he
tried to climb abort the warship.
Balian, a highly decorated Viet-
nam War veteran, could receive con-
finement for three months and
forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for
three months.
The jury of six Navy captains de-
liberated nearly six hours before re-
turning a verdict. The session was

to resume to consider a sentence.
Balian, former commander of the
amphibious landing ship USS
Dubuque, said he would have no
statement until the proceedings were
complete.
The jury found Balian guilty of
dereliction of duty in not offering
adequate assistance to more than 80
Vietnamese boat people when his
ship encountered them on June 9 in
the South China Sea.
The jury said he failed to check
whether the refugee boat's sail was
adequate, conduct medical examina-
tions, provide necessary navigational
equipment, food or clothing and
failed to take refugees aboard.

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