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Page 2-- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 4, 1989

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With the campus turned upside
down by the basketball team's recent
success, Sociologist Harry Edwards
arrives in town today to give a dif-
ferent perspective on sports.
Edwards, an outspoken activist
against the dangers confronting
young Blacks who prepare only for a
career in sports, will speak this week
to both University and high school
audiences on the connected topics of
race, sports, education, and politics.
He has described himself as a
victim of a system which has tried
to use sports as a panacea for prob-
lems afflicting both Black youths
and the entire race.
Edwards said he condemns teach-
ers and parents who wink at aca-
demic deficiencies and a lack of dis-
cipline in the classroom because a
student plays on an athletic team.
On several occasions, he has said
that this attitude is "a hoax, the
greatest hoax that has ever been
perpetrated on any people in this so-
ciety. And it's still alive and sick as
For Edwards, the raw numbers
tell the story. Of all high school
athletes, 95 percent do not make it
to the collegiate level of competi-
tion. Of those Blacks who do, 65 to
75 percent never graduate from those
schools they represent in sports.
He will speak on "Sports, Poli-
tics, and International Relations" to-
day in room 100 at the Law School.
Topics tomorrow and Thursday will
be "Race and Sports" and "Education
and Sports" respectively.
CALL 764-0557


To celebrate Michigan's first NCAA championship appearance since 1976, architecture graduate student
Pete Larson (left) and engineering senior Brian Libs paint the rock at Hill St. and Washtenaw Ave.
yesterday. "We've been waiting four years to paint the rock like this," Larson said.

Bush opens
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bu
week of intensive talks on the Middle Ea
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yester
"a new atmosphere" must be created betwe
Arab nations.
After more than an hour of discussion
an end to Israel's occupation of the West]
Gaza, endorsed the "achievement of Pales
cal rights" and said a "properly structured"
peace conference could play a useful role.
The tone of Bush's remarks suggestec
States may attempt to exert pressure for
on Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
in the United States tomorrow and confer
on Thursday.
. Shamir's government has opposed an
based on trading land for peace and has
skeptical about any international conferenc
Mubarak, standing alongside Bush at a
the Rose Garden, said, "We found ourseh
ment on most issues at stake."
Bush did not specify whether his admin

talks on Middle East
sh, opening a demanding total Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank
ast, met with and the Gaza, seized in the 1967 Middle East war.
day and said U.S. policy on the occupied territories has been to
en Israel and urge Israel to trade land for peace while leaving open
the possibility of Israel retaining some of the land for
,Bush urged security reasons.
Bank and the In his talks with Bush, Mubarak rejected Shamir's
tinian politi- suggestion for elections among Palestinians to find
international leaders who would negotiate their future with Israel,
according to a senior U.S. official.
d the United Mubarak said elections under Israeli supervision
compromise were unacceptable to the Palestinians, the official
who arrives adkd.e
rs with Bush Rather than let the idea drop, Bush asked Mubarak
if other forms of supervision would be acceptable, the
y settlement official said, refusing to discuss the matter further or to
been deeply be identified.
e. In a gesture of friendship after the formal talks at
ceremony in the White House, Bush took Mubarak to Baltimore for
ves in agree- the opening day of the baseball season and a game be-
tween the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Bush left
istration was his guest briefly to throw out the first ball.

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Gorbachev, Castro meet in Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba - Mikhail Gorbachev and Fidel Castro went behind
closed doors yesterday for marathon talks that could serve to air the two
leaders ideological differences and highlight the problems of Third World
When asked whether Gorbachev would offer to forgive Cuba's mas-
sive debt to the Soviet Union, a Soviet spokesperson, Gennady Gerasi-
mov, said that the subject was not discussed specifically. However he said
the leaders did discuss the "enormous debt plundering the economies" of
Latin American countries.
Gerasimov said Gorbachev's initial discussions with Castro and the
Cuban Communist Party's Central Committee were held in a "friendly
Soviet aid to Cuba is estimated by Western sources at between $7 bil-
lion and $4 billion annually, substantially more per capita than U.S. as-
sistance to any Latin American country.
Daley leads Chicago mayoral race
CHICAGO - Voters in the nation's third-largest city will choose a
new mayor today. Democrat Richard Daley, whose father ruled Chicago
for 21 years.
Today's winner will complete the last two years of the late Harold
Washington's second term. Washington, the city's first Black mayor, died
of a heart attack in November 1987.
Daley, who defeated Mayor Eugene Sawyer in the Feb. 28 Democratic
primary, faces third-party candidate Timothy Evans, a South Side al-
derman and the only Black in the race, and Republican Edward Vrdolyak,
who hasn't won elected office since switching parties in 1987.
The latest poll results, released yesterday by the Daily Chicago South-
town Economist and WBBM-TV, gave Daley 51 percent to 35 percent for
Evans and 3 percent for Vrdolyak.
Arrest warrant issued for Exxon
Valdez captain as cleanup resumes
VALDEZ, Alaska - Exxon apologized yesterday for the nation's
worst oil spill and authorities said the captain of the oil company's tanker
has taken. steps to surrender to face charges of being drunk when the
vessel ran aground.
The Exxon Valdez rammed a reef on March 24, soiling 10.1 million
gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Captain Joseph Hazelwood
admitted to drinking before boarding the ship, court documents said.
Blood and urine samples taken nine hours after the accident indicated that
he was drunk.
Exxon fired Hazelwood, and an arrest warrant has been issued for him
in Alaska, but his whereabouts are still unknown, though the New York
state police reported that he contacted an attorney.
The oil slick has grown to more than 1,000 square miles, larger than
the state of Rhode Island.
Exxon conceded Sunday that clean-up efforts had been unsuccessful,
but they planned a new, better-equipped assault yesterday.
Petitioners move to put unclaimed
bottle proposal on November ballot
LANSING - A planned petition drive to seize unclaimed bottle
deposits for toxic waste cleanup and recycling moved a step closer to
kickoff yesterday as the Board of State Canvassers approved the petition's
Michigan United Conservation clubs and other organizations, plan to
collect 300,000 signatures by November 1990 to put the proposal on the
November 1990 ballot.
The MUCC argues that unclaimed 10-cent deposits should go to the
state to be used for environmental proposes. MUCC Executive Director
Thomas Washington said that up to $20 million or $30 million a year go
unclaimed in Michigan.
Currently, soft drink bottlers and beer distributors keep all the profit
resulting from unclaimed deposits.
Tumor-sniffing dog stumps doctors
LONDON - Doctors are intrigued by a dog that reportedly pinpointed
a malignant tumor on her owner's thigh and even tried to bite it off.
Two-year-old Baby, a cross between a collie and a Doberman pinscher,
"may have saved her owner's life by prompting her to seek treatment
when the lesion was still at a thin and curable stage," wrote Hywel
Williams and Andres Pembroke, doctors at King's College Hospital,

Baby's owner, Bonita Whitefield told Sky Television she was garden-
ing last summer wearing shorts when the dog tried to bite it off twice.
"It's possible that a dog can pick out this particular tumor just as it
smells explosives," Williams told Sky Television.
He said he would like to test the dog in blind trials on patients, adding:
"It seems rather amusing but its theoretically possible."
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Richter by five votes, 1631-1626.
Meade will replace retiring Democrat
Jeff Epton.
City Clerk Winifred Cross said
she expected a recount request from
Richter. Richter was unavailable for
"Terrific ward organization won
it, not me personally," Meade said.
"Eighteen years ago I won by 581
votes, this year I won by five votes,
it's clear my charisma has eroded."
Meade served one term on the
council from 1971 to 1973.
As expected, incumbent
Republican Jerry Schleicher defeated
Democratic challenger Chris Kolb in

the Fourth Ward, 2176-1418. The
Republicans have dominated the
ward for decades and have not lost an
election in the ward this decade.
"I think the citizens send us a
message that they're confident of
Republican goals," Schleicher said
of his party's wins.
In the Fifth Ward, Republicans
took the seat that will give the party
further dominance. Joe Borda beat
Democrat Verna Spayth, 2379-2148.
Borda will replace retiring Democrat
Kathy Edgren.
"We're disappointed but we're
going to get rest for the next 72
hours and get ready for next year,"
Spayth said. "A lot of folks lose the
first time."
Each ward has two seats, one of
which is up for election each year.

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