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President Bush and others watch as Rumeal Robinson reenacts his game winning free throws yesterday at the White House. Pictured from
left are Coach Steve Fisher, Bush,
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beating Seton Hall when junior
guard Rumeal Robinson sank two
free throws with three seconds left in
overtime for the 80-79 victory.
"Today, Hail to the Victors is the
number one basketball hit parade
song," Bush said. "Mission impos-
sible? Yours has been a mission ac-
A portable basketball hoop was
set up in the Rose Garden before the
Fisher's son Mark, and players J.P. Oosterbaan, Rob Pelinka, and Mike Griffin.
ceremony, and Bush escorted Robin-
son over to demonstrate his skill.
"Now this may not be regula-
tion," Bush said as Robinson sighted
on the basket, removed his coat, and
lofted the ball in.
Next it was Bush's turn. He sank
his free throw the first try.
Michigan Coach Steve Fisher on
behalf of the university's basketball
staff gave Bush a "Michigan No. 1"
Fisher and his wife were guests of
Bush at a state dinner last Thursday
night, and ended the evening walking
the White House dog with the presi-
dent and Mrs. Bush.
"I think the pride that surrounds
this city and White House is indica-
tive of what all of us strive for, to
be champions and to be number
one," Fisher said after the ceremony.
"We feel fortunate, but proud, that
the hard effort and work that we put
in allowed us to be here."
The team left the White House
for a luncheon hosted by the
University of Michigan alumni Club
and more sightseeing before a recep-
tion on Capitol Hill sponsored by
Rep. Carl Pursell, whose district in-
cludes the university, and other
Michigan members of Congress.
Michigan's senators and
representatives gave the team a
signed copy of a resolution, printed
in the Congressional Record, prais-
ing their accomplishment. The team
gave the member of Congress a large
composite photograph showing
scenes from their games.
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Gorbachev calls for calm in Georgia
MOSCOW - President Mikhail Gorbachev appealed yesterday for
calm in Soviet Georgia but rejected the demands of local nationalists and
blamed them for igniting lethal strife he said had damaged his drive for
These were the Soviet leader's first direct public remarks on the unrest
since at least 19 people were killed Sunday in a clash between pro-
independence activist and security forces.
The summary of Gorbachev's remarks blamed "actions by
irresponsible persons" for the loss of life, apparently exonerating soldiers
and police from any official blame.
In the city of 1.2 million, 900 miles south of Moscow, strikes
continued-and funeral services were planned for those killed.
Zurav Zhankarashvili, a Tbilisi resident and member of the Georgian
human rights watchdog organization Helsinki Watch, called Gorbachev's
appeal "very dry," and expressed doubts it would be enough to ease
Shelling increases in Beirut
BEIRUT - Moslem and Christian forces tuned their howitzers on
residential -areas of Beirut yesterday, killing 12 people in a withering
attack that began on the eve of the civil war's 14th anniversary.
The leader of the Christian army said the fighting had reduced Lebanon
to "a cadaver in a coffin" and urged the superpowers to help end the
The shelling duel was the fiercest since the Arab League called a cease-
fire in Lebanon a week ago. It broke out a few minutes after a group of
right-wing Christian politicians left Beirut for more peace talks in
The sudden barrage, which shattered an overnight lull, took civilians
by surprise and forced them to rush back to bunkers and underground
Police said 12 people were killed and 38 wounded in the daylong
bombardment that targeted Moslem and Christian residential districts in
Oil may be decreasing in bay
VALDEZ, Alaska - Aerial surveys showed "significantly less oil
visible on the water" after two days of high winds and rough seas broke
up much of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Coast Guard said yesterday.
Off the coast outside Prince William Sound, where the tanker ran
aground on Bligh Reef and lost more than 10 million gallons, observa-
tion flights found little more than patches of light sheen and spots of
thick crude mousse, said Coast Guard spokesperson Brad Smith.
But state officials disputed that account.
An overflight they conducted Tuesday in poor visibility spotted a
medium sheen of oil around Chugach Islands and Barren Islands on the
edge of the Cook Inlet, which leads to Homer, Kodiak Island and Anchor-
Smith said only small amounts of sheen and frothy mousse were ob-
served in various areas of the southern part of the sound, but some islands
and bays remained heavily oiled.
Group campaigns to use can deposit
fee for environmental purposes
LANSING - A coalition of conservative groups, saying unclaimed
bottle and can deposits belong to the people, launched a petition drive
yesterday backing a measure to use those deposits for environmental
Thomas Washington,. executive director of the Michigan United
Conservation Clubs, said the estimate $30 million a year in unclaimed
deposits will provide a permanent source of funds for cleaning up toxic
Money unrefunded when consumers fail to redeem their bottles and
cans for the 10-cent deposits now is held by beer and wine wholesalers
and soft drink bottlers, Washington said.
Editors discuss cartoon problems
WASHINGTON - About 100 newspaper editors sat down after
breakfast Wednesday - about the time millions of their readers were
turning to the comic pages - to discuss whether "Cathy" should be po-
litical and what to do when the kids grow up in "For Better or Worse."
Serious issues these, so there wasn't a single outburst of laughter
when members of the American Society of Newspaper Editors attended a
convention workshop on what funnies they print.
Well, the people who draw the comics are referred to as "artists."
Among those who review their works for the syndicates that sell the
newspapers are lawyers, who have a field day with "Doonesbury," and
editors, who sometimes must negotiate with an artist to tone down a
character's off-color language.
"Pulling a strip draws so much attention to it and you as a censor, that
you're reluctant to do it," reported Marty Claus, managing editor for
features and business at the Detroit Free Press.
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tal number of tournaments are being
He said efforts to increase minor-
ity participation are "still too spo-
rAdic, but are not entirely the fault of
the USTA (United States Tennis
"You don't have ethnic pressure
among Blacks to pursue tennis. It's
still seen as a white man's sport," he
said. Ashe said the fact that tennis is
played in the spring, along with the
more popular sports of baseball and
track, contributes to the dearth of
minority tennis players.
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although the isotope exists only
in minute amounts in sea water.
The concentrated deuterium solu-
tions can be made with a hydroelec-
tric dam, and it is therefore not a
permanent problem, Becchtti said.
Another problem involves the
availability of palladium, which acts
as a catalyst in the reaction. Though
it is not used up in the reaction it is
rare and expensive, Becchtti said.
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