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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 1, 1989
Bush to
meet with
next month re

dent Bush announced yesterday he
will hold a shipboard summit in the
Mediterranean with Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev Dec. 2 and 3 "to
put up our feet and talk" informally
prior to a full-blown superpower
meeting next year.
Bush described the weekend meet-
ing as an open-ended discussion with
no fixed agenda. He said neither he
nor Gorbachev "anticipate that sub-
stantial decisions or agreements will
emerge" on arms control or other
The talks will take place on U.S.
and Soviet naval ships on alternate
days. The precise location was not
announced, but a site off Italy ap- Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev ri
peared likely since Gorbachev is to time, it was being announced in sim
visit there from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. and President Bush will hold a "ship
Bush acknowledged he originally just didn't want to - in this time of
had opposed the concept of a get-ac- dynamic change - miss something,
quainted meeting, favoring instead a something that I might get better
well-planned meeting with assur- firsthand from Mr. Gorbachev."
ances of concrete results. The president said he expected "a
However, he decided that with lot of discussion" about Eastern Eu-
dramatic democratic changes sweep- rope.
ing across Eastern Europe, the lead- The summit was jointly an-
ers of the two superpowers "should nounced in Washington and in
deepen our understanding" of each Moscow, where Soviet Foreign
other. Minister Eduard Shevardnadze said
"I don't want to have two gigan- the talks between the two leaders
tic ships pass in the night because of were "aimed at allowing them to
failed communication," Bush said. "I know each other better" and would

Associated Pres
eceives a visit from Yugoslav Foreign Minister Budimir Loncar. At the same
ultaneous press conferences in Washington and Moscow that Gorbachev
board summit" in the Mediterranean during the first week of December.


"contribute to broadening the
changes taking place in the Soviet-
American relationship."
Shevardnadze said the meeting
"should be regarded as the most im-
portant stage in preparing negotia-
tions which will take place during
the official state visit by Mikhail
Gorbachev" to the United States next
Officials said they did not know
which ships would be used or
whether first ladies Barbara Bush and
Raisa Gorbachev would accompany

their husbands.
Bush said he decided to meet on a
ship so "we can do it without too
much fanfare.... where there's a
relatively few number of people, not
a lot of crush of bodies out there and
a chance to put our feet up and talk.
I think it's easy logistically for both
It will not be the first shipboard
It will be Bush's first meeting as
president with Gorbachev.

Continued from Page 1
One of the four delegates not
funded by MSA readily admitted that
they used MSA's name in
conjunction with the trip and
described it as a "MSA/PSC delega-
"To have that name there
(MSA's), maybe then people will

listen to us a tittle more readily,"
said Mike Fischer, a PSC member
and member of the delegation.
Fischer also said that the
changeover in MSA representatives
from last year had left the assembly
much more conservative. However,
he said, current MSA President
Aaron Williams' administration does
not have the right to revoke actions

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Do you suffer from

taken by last year's assembly.
Williams asked the Central
Student Judiciary last week for a
restraining order barring the trip's
participants from using MSA's
name until the two MSA-funded
students, Blome and Peterson, came
before MSA and described their trip.
Laura Miller, Chief Justice of
CSJ, said she was unable to grant
the request due to improper grounds,
and Williams withdrew his request
last Wednesday.
Williams said last night the
question of improper usage of
MSA's name by members of the
delegation not funded by MSA, was
"under investigation."
Williams videotaped the speeches
and responses of the PSC members
during.the MSA meeting. "You
can't lie to a video-camera," he
explained. Williams said that there
was "no guarantee" he would be
taking the issue to CSJ at a later
At the meeting last night, the
PSC members described the
situation in the occupied territories,
in particular that of Bir Zeit
University on the West Bank. The
university has been officially closed
down for over a year yet classes still
take place in vans, basements, and
back seats, said Dan Blome, one of
the two delegates funded by MSA.
Blome explained that the reason
the delegation was unable to
establish a sister university
relationship with Bir Zeit was
because ten of the 11 members of

Continued from Page 1
A week ago, a last-minute at-
tempt by MSA President Aaron
Williams to circulate a petition to
place a similar referendum on the fall
ballot failed, falling short of the re-
quired 1,000 signatures.
Both Williams and Kavnatsky are
members of the Conservative Coali-
tion party, which pledged in last
year's spring elections and will again
stress in the upcoming November
elections that the assembly focus on
campus-related issues.
Peace and Justice Commission
Chair Ingrid Fey, who seems to have
become used to challenges to elimi-
nate the group, said she was not sur-
prised at the renewed initiative to
eliminate her commission, and added
that it would not affect its work this
Fey said she planned to focus on
the commission's activities and
prove detractors wrong. "I can't let it
affect me. Hopefully, the commis-
sion will speak for itself," she said.
In other business, Williams last
night announced the resignation
LSA Rep. Matt Weber from both
his assembly position and as chair of
MSA's External Relations Commit-
Weber's resignation comes a
month after LSA Rep. Zachary Kit-
trie resigned from the same position.
"I don't understand why the best
people on this assembly keep quit-
ting," said Music School Rep. Laura
Sankey. "Matt was an amazingly
positive force."

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Ortega delays Contra decision
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - President Daniel Ortega postponed until
today a decision on whether to end a 19-month-old truce with U.S.-backed
Contras, a government official said.
A spokesperson at the president's office said an evening news confer-
ence to announce a decision was put off because Ortega was still meeting
with senior defense and interior ministry officials, "and this meeting will
last a long time.
"We'll have the announcement very early Wednesday," she said, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity.
President Bush has left open the possibility that he would seek mili-
tary aid to the Contras if Ortega went ahead with his plans to break the
Ortega disrupted a summit last week by threatening to end a truce with
the Contras. He cited rebel attacks as a major reason.
Sailor swept overboard in
third Navy accident this week
NORFOLK, VA. - A wave struck a freight elevator on an aircraft
carrier as crew members were moving missiles from one deck to another
yesterday, sweeping three sailors and 38 missiles into the ocean, the Navy
said. Two sailors were rescued.
Navy planes and ships searched through the day for the third crewman
who fell overboard in the third accident on a Navy ship in as many days.
The latest occurred on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower dur=
ing routine operations 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., the
Navy said in a news release.
One of the two sailors rescued about an hour after the 1:15 a.m. EST
accident was in serious condition and the other was in good condition, said
Lt. j.g. Karl Johnson, an Atlantic Fleet spokesperson. They were being
treated aboard ship, he said.
The missiles, which were non-nuclear, air-to-air missiles, posed no
risk, the Navy said.
House may repeal 1846 law
that makes abortion a felony
LANSING - A House committee yesterday approved a pro-choice bill
intended to thwart an automatic return to illegal abortions, just one week
after the Senate approved a pro-life bill restricting the procedure.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 11-6 for a bill repealing an
1846 law making it a felony for someone to perform an abortion unless
necessary to save the pregnant woman's life.
The law has not been enforced since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme
Court legalized abortion in its Roe vs. Wade ruling.
Rep. Nick Ciaramitaro (D-Roseville), a pro-life lawmaker, said he's
concerned the bill would make it legal for someone to perform an abortion
after the fetus is deemed viable in the final trimester of pregnancy.
Pro-choice forces fear the statute would automatically go into effect
and make abortions illegal in Michigan if the high court leaves the abor-
tion decision to states.
SDiabetic kids treat lawmakers
LANSING - Diabetic children went on a reverse trick or treat jaunt
through the Capitol yesterday, handing out candy to lawmakers and their
staffs to remind them that the disease hits one out of three families.
State Rep. Nelson Saunders (D-Detroit) walked with his 9-year-o4
daughter, Alexis, through the Capitol hallways.
Alexis was diagnosed as having diabetes four years ago and gives her.
self insulin injections, he said, adding "with diabetes, kids grow up very,
very fast.'
Alexis, wearing clown makeup and a clown costume, shyly passed out
the candy that's off limits to her. "I can't have it," she said simply of the
S usual Halloween treats. ~
1 sChris Woods, 10, of Jackson, said he gets fruit, sugarless candy and
gum when he goes trick or treating at the homes of friends and relatives
His mother, Michelle, said other goodies go to local charities.
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Jim Minx stands in front of his home in Flossmoor, Ill, with a handful of
parking tickets he has received for parking his truck in his driveway. A
city ordinance banishes pickups from being parked in residents'
driveways. The ordinance, imposed by the town because of the alleged
unsightliness of the vehicles, is being challenged in court by Minx. "The
say that it creates a slum environment and gives the village a blue-collar
image," he said.


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