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Students mark
King assassination

Only three months ago the Uni-
versity celebrated the birthdate of
Martin Luther King, who would
have been 60 this year. But last
night, on the 21st anniversary of his
April 4, 1968, assassination, an
ethnically diverse group of more
than 50 gathered in the Fishbowl to
remember what Martin Luther King
had fought for.
"Remember the sad reasons we
are here - to resist racial violence,"
said Rackham graduate student Bar-
bara Ransby, a member of the
United Coalition Against Racism.
Seven different campus groups
were represented by speakers who
talked about incidents of racial vio-
lence around the country and around
the world.
Jocelyn Sergent, a member of the
Minority Organization of Rackham,
encouraged people to continue the
fight for a peaceful coexistence
amongst the races. "We see that
years after his death, Martin Luther
King's legacy is still not realized,"
Sergent said.
The vigil closed with a ceremony
borrowed from the Chilean resistance
movement to remember the disap-
peared. Each time someone called
out the name and date of a victim of
racial violence the audience would
respond "presente" - Spanish for
present - in commemoration of
their disappearance.
Earlier in the day, the Univer-
sity's Black Student Union held a

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40th anniversary

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Manfred Woerner, and
West German General Wofgan Altenburg, chair of NATO's Military
Committee, mark NATO's 40th anniversary.

Early counts declare Daley
winner in Chicago election

CHICAGO (AP) - With 2 per-
cent of the precincts reporting by
press time, Richard Daley had won
the election last night to the mayor's
office his father held for 21 years,
dashing chief rival Timothy Evans'
hope of extending the brief era of
Black leadership at City Hall.
With 46 of 2,911 precincts re-
porting, Daley had 9,863 votes, or
72 percent, to 3,491 votes, or 25
percent for Evans. Republican Ed-
ward Vrdolyak had 418 votes, or 3
Daley benefitted from a strong
turnout in the predominantly white
Southwest and Northwest Side
wards. Turnout in Evans' Black
strongholds on the South and West
sides, meanwhile, lagged as many as
10 percentage points behind, accord-
ing to a city elections official who
declined to be identified.
Black turnout in recent elections
has trailed white turnout by 2 to 5
percentage points, and Evans' cam-
paign strategists pegged his chances
for an upset victory on preventing
that gap from widening.
The apparent victory by Daley,
who defeated Mayor Eugene Sawyer
in February's Democratic primary,
makes Chicago by far the biggest
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city in the nation to replace a Black
mayor with a white.
The victory also keeps intact a
Democratic tradition in the nation's
third-largest city dating back to
1931, including six straight terms
captured by the late Richard Daley,
last of the big political bosses.
Tom Leach, spokesperson for the
Chicago Board of Election
Commissioners, said the board's
latest estimate was that 68 percent of
the city's 1.56 million registered
voters turned out.
That would be the third-highest
turnout for a Chicago municipal
election, below the numbers that

carried Harold Washington, the city's
first Black mayor, to victory in
November 1987.
The election was ordered by the
courts to fill the two years remain-
ing in the second term of Washing-
ton, who died .of a heart attack in
November 1987.
Daley is a three-term Cook
County state's attorney. Evans is a
Democratic South Side city coun-
cilmember, who skipped the primary
to run on the Harold Washington
Party ticket. Vrdolyak is a former
Democratic city councilmember who
has not won elected office since his
party in 1987.

rally on the Diag. They played some
of Martin Luther King's speeches,
most notably the speech were King
discusses his own eulogy.
King urged that he not be re-
membered for his Nobel prize or
many other awards, but rather for his
efforts to feed the hungry and help
the poor. He asked to be called a
"drum major" for justice.
Continued from Page 1
Chair Delro Harris, an LSA sopho-
more, said that since MSA voted to
fund the conference earlier in the
term, assembly members should be
the ones to blame if any law was
"You can't tell a group to suffer
because they took what we gave
them," Harris said.
By holding a conference in which
some sessions were open to only
people of color, laws were broken,
said MSA Rackham representative
Gene Kavnatsky. He said that be-
cause UCAR held such a conference,
they should not be supported by the
"I do not want to see any group
stand above the law," Kavnatsky
said. "UCAR did break the law ac-
cording to the University."
However, School of Social Work
Rep. Mike Peterson, who introduced
the proposal, said UCAR did not
discriminate by holding the confer-
ence, but rather, was making a posi-
tive attempt to fight racism on cam-
tw O
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Interested applicants to pick up
applications for the 1989
Delegation to the Occupied
" available at the MSA office,
PSC Office, or call Rashid at
" deadline for pick up Friday
April 7, 1989.
Paid for by PSC

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Premier Gorbachev addresses
Cuban Parliament in Havana
HAVANA - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev told the Cuban
legislature yesterday that Soviet-style reforms were not a universal remedy
for all communist countries.
In a 53-minute speech before the Cuban National Assembly,
Gorbachev also proposed that a "zone of peace" be established in Latin
America and the Caribbean and renounced any Soviet intention of
establishing naval, air or missile bases in the region.
Gorbachev also reaffirmed that the Soviet Union will continue
supplying weaponry to Nicaragua's leftist government as long as the
United States continues to arm other Central American countries. The
issue remains a major sore point in relations between Washington and
In his speech, the Soviet leader spent considerable time justifying the
need for the reforms he has introduced in his own country.
Mubarak says difficult to end
West Bank and Gaza uprisings
WASHINGTON - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said yesterday
he sees no way to stop the violence on the West Bank and the Gaza that
has taken more than 400 lives since Palestinians began their revolt
against Israeli control nearly 16 months ago.
After meeting Secretary of state James Baker for two hours Mubarak
said said that if anybody could stop it, he would be very pleased but then
asked how?
The Egyptian leader, nearing the end of his two days of talks with the
Bush administration officials made no public demands on the U. S or
Israel. He said he was simply "trying to find out what's the best way to
achieve peace."
Baker stood aside and in his only statement to reporters said "it is
important that we try and create a climate that can move us toward those
negotiations and try and improve the atmosphere on the ground."
Officials reject health care cuts
LANSING- Health care officials from across the state told lawmakers
yesterday that they would be forced to reject Medicaid patients if proposed
budget cuts in the program are approved.
Dozens of officials representing nursing homes, hospitals, and medical
residents testified the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Social
Taking Jabs at Gov. Blanchard and his administration for the budget
proposal they protested $128 million in proposed Medicaid cuts in several
areas, including reimbursement programs for hospitals, nursing homes,
and pharmacies.
Many also expressed outrage at a proposal for the state to put alien on
property owned by a nursing home patient and seize all assets until
Medicaid has been repaid the cost of caring for them.
Exxon ready to rescue tanker
VALDEZ, Alaska.- Exxon crews yesterday finished pumping the re-
maining crude oil out of the tanker Exxon Valdez in preparation for re-
floating and removing source of the nation's worst ever oil spill.
The fugitive captain of the Exxon Valdez sent signals he was ready toP
surrender to face criminal charges of operating the vessel while drunk.
The thick oil has floated over more than 1.640 square miles and soiled
800 miles of beach. Thousands of animals are known dead.
At noon yesterday, Exxon said it had finished transferring 48 million
gallons of oily waste water remained aboard the Valdez , which soiled
more than 10 million gallons of crude into Prince William Sound when it
struck a reaf March 24.
If freed, the still -leaking ship, which has eight holes some 20 feet
long in its hull, will be towed to a remote and already fouled cove for re-




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Jock and Nerd attire featured
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NEW YORK- Macho Muscle shirts clash with drippy, high water
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