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Health care is a right

Taj Mahal to play at The Ark

Baseball team gets a few good men

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 16 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 28, 1989Tr ldsilv




strikes 80
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) - An
artillery shell fired at a practice range
went off course yesterday and struck
a group of about 80 soldiers, killing
three and injuring 25 others, three
critically, officials said.
Early reports indicated that one or
more rounds exploded outside the
Fort Sill firing area about 5:15 p.m.
and struck a nearby rifle range at
which the soldiers were training, said
Master Sgt. Michael Brown.
Helicopters and ambulances were
used to evacuate the injured to
Reynolds Army Hospital on the
base, located in south central
Oklahoma, officials said.
Brown said the identities of the
dead soldiers were not released pend-
ing notification of relatives.
Army spokesman John Long said
three of the injured appeared to be in
serious condition.
Bush ii

on arms
Summit with Soviets
could yield reduction,.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush said yester-
day there is "a good likelihood" he and Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev will be able to sign a landmark
treaty to slash the deadliest weapons in the superpowers'
nuclear arsenals at a summit meeting next year.
Bush said the scheduling of a summit in late spring
or early summer "will serve as a catalyst for moving
forward on a treaty" and that it may be ready by the
"It's not absolutely certain that that's going to hap-
pen but I would have to agree (there is) a good likeli-
hood that might happen," Bush said in an interview
with a small group of reporters in the Oval Office.
Bush's statement put him in sync with an optimistic
forecast by Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze, who told the United Nations Tuesday
there are "realistic prospects" by theatime of the summit
for passing "the last turn" on the road to a strategic
arms reduction treaty (START) to trim 30 to 50 percent
from each nation's arsenals of long range nuclear mis-
siles, bombers and submarines.
"I don't want to set it up so that if we don't have ev-
ery 't' crossed and 'i' dotted (on a treaty) that the sum-
mit...is considered a failure," said Bush. But he said he
agreed with Shevardnadze's statement.
Bush balked at a Soviet proposal to go beyond the
plan he outlined earlier this week to the U.N. General
Assembly for deep cuts in the superpowers' chemical
weapon stockpiles. Asked if he would accept the
Kremlin's offer to eliminate all poison gas from U.S.
and Soviet arsenals, Bush said, "No. Absolutely note
We need a certain sense of deterrence."
The president said "I would have difficulty" eliminat-
ing all testing of nuclear weapons. Bush said he was
willing to discuss Soviet proposals to ban testing, but
added, "we do have some differences on it" with
Bush avoided making a commitment for additional
U.S. aid for Poland already promised. Saying he wanted

A student walks by the mural painted by the Ann Arbor Artist's Co-op in front of the construction on S. University.
It is sponsored by Campus Commercial Properties.
IIFt teieets wit th ation'

'President Bush sat down with the na-
tion's governors at an education summit
yesterday, summoning them to forge
"fundamental changes" in a national
school system wracked by drugs, high
dropout rates and mediocrity.
Governors circulated a memo outlin-
ing their own goals for the educational
summit, the first ever conducted be-
tween a president and the states' execu-
Their plan called for eliminating il-
literacy, curtailing the dropout rate and

s to discuss education

making American students the equal of
their counterparts anywhere in the
world, especially in mathematics and
The summit scene was the historic
camps of the University of Virginia,
whose establishment was the proudest
accomplishment of Thomas Jefferson -
America's first "education president."
The university is still called "Mr.
Jefferson's school" and Bush referred to
it that way, too.
"It's time to get on with it," said
Bush, challenging the governors to do

more than just study the issues and to
act without partisanship.
One plan pushed by the administra-
tion and welcomed by a number of gov-
ernors would allow parents to shop
around for schools, sending youngsters
to the one they think will educate best.
"This is a mechanism that's very,
very important," Education Secretary
Lauro Cavazos said in an interview.
"I've called it the connerstone of restruc-
He said he would begin a whirlwind
tour in mid-October to sell the idea to

educators in states including North
Carolina, Colorado and California, con-
ducting hearings during the day and
meeting with working parents at night.
Before leaving Washington, Bush
told reporters that he was looking for
commitment from the governors "to
made those fundamental changes that are
needed if we are going to improve educa-
tional performance."
Controversy over federal spending
rumbled just below the surface but a
number of governors said it would not
be a major issue at the meeting.,

to see what kinds

of reforms

see BUSH, page 5

.Sony Corp. buys
Columbia Pictures

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony
Corp. struck a $3.4 billion deal yes-
terday to buy Columbia Pictures
Entertainment Inc., producer of such
movies as "Ghostbusters" and TV
hits like "Who's the Boss."
The deal comes 21 months after
the huge Japanese video and audio
equipment maker bought CBS
Records for $2 billion. It marks the
biggest step of Sony's push into the
software side of the entertainment
business that will provide products
such as movies and records to com-
plement its stereos, televisions and
videocassette recorders.
The agreement also extends the
recent trend of foreign buyouts of
Hollywood studios during which
MGM-UA Entertainment Co. and
20th Century Fox have gobbled up.
Sony said it intended to allow
.Columbia's U.S. management inde-
pendence in day-to-day operations,
but some top-level changes are ex-
Columbia said its president and
chief executive, Victor A. Kaufman,
and its chief operating officer, Lew
Korman, intend to resign when the
buyout is completed in early
There were published reports that
movie producer Peter Guber was ex-
pected to replace Kaufman. Guber.

Columbia stock, subject to approval
by Coca-Cola's board, which is ex-
pected to meet Monday.
Coca-Cola declined comment on
what it intends to do with the cash.
In trading yesterday on the New
York Stock Exchange, Columbia
rose 37.5 cents a share to $26.625
while Coca-Cola gained 50 cents a
share to $64.625.
Sony reportedly had been looking
for a movie studio for more than a
year in an effort to extend its reach
into new areas of the entertainment
business that it already serves as a
dominant maker of consumer elec-
Michael Scholhof, vice chair of
Sony Corp. of America, said he had
held informal discussions with
Columbia executives for about a
year but that the talks turned serious
only in the past week. He said Sony
decided on a proposal over the week-
end and presented it on Monday.
Columbia Chair Donald R.
Keough, who also is president of
Coca-Cola, said Sony was "an ideal
"It has all the right characteristics
and very importantly has the ability
to take the company to its next im-
portant step," he said.
Columbia began as a tiny studio
in 1920 and grew into a major
Hollywood force, placing fourth
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by Noah Finkel
Daily Administration Reporter
Eastern Michigan University is
considering adopting an anti-discrim-
ination policy that punishes students
for harassing remarks - but not un-
til its lawyers can study what a fed-
eral court judge thinks of the
University of Michigan's original
Kenneth McAnders, legal counsel
for EMU, said the school is ready to
enact anti-discrimination rules, but
first wants to look at the written
opinion of Federal District Court
Judge Avern Cohn, who ruled
Michigan's original policy unconsti-
Cohn issued a bench ruling Aug.
25 that declared the University's pol-
icy in violation of the First
Amendment. The judge released his
written opinion Monday, detailing
exactly what portions of the
University's anti-discrimination pol-
icy violated the Constitution.
EMU has not yet received a copy
of the opinion.
McAnders said EMU's policy
will fall somewhere between the
University's broad original anti-dis-
crimination rules and its much-nar-
rowed new interim policy. "It will
.be an effective policy, but lawful,"
he said. McAnders would not go into

Katherine Jones and her Trek 950 mountain bike.
Part dirt bike, part 10-speed,
mountain bikes hit campus

by Dan Poux
You've seen them around cam-
pus, chained to bike racks and street
signs everywhere.
They look like the dirt bike your

dos and biking historians would
agree that the mountain bike was
born somewhere around Marin
County, California, in the late '70s.
The original off-road cycles were

sell road bikes in 1989," said Mark
Trinklein, an employee at the Cycle
Cellar in Ann Arbor. "A lot of our
customers are U-M students looking
for a denendable hike for trannorta-

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