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--Monday, September 11, 1989- The Michigan Daily - Page 5

Norwegians head to
the polls today to
elect a new leader

Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Discontent
over the economy and the environ-
ment has caused many Norwegians
to shift party loyalties, signaling
danger for socialist Prime Minister
Gro Harlem Brundtland in today's
national elections.
"There is tremendous migration
of voters from party to party, the
likes of which we have never seen in
Norway," said Per Arne Hestetun of
the polling company Norsk Gallup
In an August poll of 7,038 peo-
ple by Gallup, voters listed as their
main concerns the pollution of
Norway's unique fjords, a record
unemployment rate of 5 percent, and
care for the aged.
Many voters feel the prime min-
ister, of the socialist Labor Party,
has not worked hard enough to clean
up Norway's environment. They
also say they have yet to feel the
Continued from Page I
"There is no plan for any Special
Forces to accompany troops in Peru
or Bolivia into combat missions,"
Bennett said in the ABC-TV
program This Week with David
"That is not in the plan... There
is no such plan," Bennett said.
SAlthough U.S. troops may be
under orders to avoid combat, the
administration had dispatched
security advisers to Colombia as part
of a $65 million package designed to
assist that nation in fighting cocaine
"We see now in Colombia the
presence of American trainers
working with the Colombians,
giving them advice, training them
on equipment. This is the kind of

benefits of her economic austerity
program. Ironically, Mrs. Brundtland
is know abroad as a champion of
conservation. She is chair of the
U.N. World Commission on
Environment and Development, and
foreign economists have praised her
for turning around an economy sink-
ing deeply into debt.
About 3.2 million Norwegians in
this Scandinavian nation of 4.2 mil-
lion are eligible to vote today for the
165-seat parliament or Storting,
which has been expanded from 157
Analysts predict no clear majority
will emerge in today's voting. A
large block of undecided voters, up
to 20 percent, could swing the out-
The poll also said the
Conservatives, the leading opposi-
tion party, will drop from the 30.4
percent of the vote they garnered in
1985 to 20 percent.
thing we would anticipate if Peru
and Bolivia take the steps," Bennett
Bennett was responding to a
report in yesterday's editions of the
Washington Post that President
Bush had signed a secret directive
including new "rules of engagement"
for U.S. Special Forces in the three
Andean countries.
About two dozen members of the
U.S. Special Forces based in
Panama have been rotating into
Bolivia's Chapare Valley, training
anti-narcotics police there, but they
hay e been barred from patrols.
It was not clear whether the gov-
ernments of Bolivia and the United
States planned to expand that role.
The Post said the directive would
allow the advisers to accompany
Bolivian drug forces on patrol.
However, the administration source
said that "the military is not allowed
to go out into the jungle on patrol.

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Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy enjoy some of the get-well cards he received at the Mayo Clinic. h.

That is the wy it has been and the
way it remains.'
The Post report quoted an
unidentified senior administration
official as saying that "several
hundred" U.S. military advisers
could be sent to the three nations
under the "Andean initiative"
announced by Bush.
It said a secret section of the
initiative would authorize the U.S.
Special Forces to accompany
military patrols into so-called "safe
areas" in the three nations, including
Peru's Upper Huallaga Valley. The
region is a coca-growing jungle that
U.S. officials say is dominated by
Maoist "Shining Path" guerrillas.
"As we have said about the
troops on the ground in Colombia,
it is a dangerous environment,"
Bennett said yesterday. "They are not
going to seek out combat or
conflict. And we just all hope that
nothing befalls them."

S.C. NOW chapt. pickets Domino's



When it comes to equality,
Domino's Pizza doesn't deliver,
members of the South Carolina
chapter of the National Organization
for Women say.
A dozen pro-choice activists
picketed a Domino's Pizza here
Saturday to protest the national fran-

chise owner's support of anti-abor-
tion groups.
Members of the state's chapter of
NOW stood outside the store for
about half an hour holding signs.
They also ordered a pizza from local
competitor Pizza Shak and had it de-

According to NOW members;
Domino's owner Tom Monaghan
has donated over $50,000 to an antir
abortion group in Michigan. NOW
has also filed a complaint with the
Michigan Civil Rights Department;
saying headquarters for a fundraiser
but had earlier allowed an anti-aboT-
tion group to use it.

Continued from Page 1
experience to his expectation.
Incoming Residential College
student Maria Ayala said that it was
"strange to have so much free time
between classes" and she was
disappointed that "the scheduling
process could not have been more
organized. I didn't know that my
discussion section was not meeting

because we had not had our lecture
Incoming students also have to
adjust to new schedules and routines.
Eric Slimko griped that he was "not
used to walking a mile and a half to
attend a lecture with 450 other
students," but Tonya Powers was
elated with the discovery that she has
no classes on Fridays.
What are these students' hopes
for the next few years? Greg Registar
smiled and said "not to become
obsessed with grades" but "to grow

as a person and to find myself."
How successful will they be at
meeting their goals? Ask them again
at graduation.
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