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Weekend in Review
Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 49
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, November 13, 1989
by Laura Counts
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The
amplified voices of speakers at yes-
terday's abortion rights rally could
barely be heard from the rows of
4,400 white crosses and stars of
David set up in a park across from
the White House.
A sign at the site indicated that
the mock gravestones in this
"cemetery of innocence" were created
by the American Coalition for Life
to represent the "children who have
died in abortion chambers day after
day" since the U.S. legalized abor-
tion in 1973.
"The crosses do the speaking,"
said Washington resident John Carr,
referring to the signs prohibiting vo-
cal protests at the site. "People are
here to pray."
"Those over (at the pro-choice E,
rally) listening to (National
Organization for Women President)
Molly Yard are not the only people
concerned about the issue of abor- Protesters gather near the Linc
100,000 people attended the rally
See PRO-LIFE, page 3 than 1,000 Ann Arbor residents a
to join in
Daily Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Hear
our voice, we want choice."
This was the message hundreds of
Ann Arbor residents and University
students carried to Washington, D.C.
yesterday, where they were joined by
tens of thousands of demonstrators
from around the world at an abortion
rights rally to "mobilize for
The crowd - which was esti-
mated between 100,000 and 300,000
people - filed towards the Lincoln
Memorial in a scene reminiscent of
the 1963 civil rights rally, when
250,000 people gathered at the same
Echoing Martin Luther King's "I
have a dream" speech, Yard said,
"Let freedom ring for all women."
"We are here to petition the
President, the Supreme Court, and
the Congress to not overturn Roe v.
Wade and to stop dismantling access
to abortion," Yard said.
"How ironic that as the Soviet
Union throws off its shackles and
See RALLY, page 3
oln Memorial for the start of the Mobilize for Women's Lives rally in Washington yesterday. Police estimated nearly
y between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. In addition, local pro-choice groups said more
nd students travelled to Washington for the rally.
Leaders react as Berlin
W.German leader urges aid forE.
Wall comes tumbling down
Germany U.S. not ready to offer aid
BERLIN (AP) - West Germany's presi- were just visiting, taking advantage of the Krenz said the current Central Committee
dent yesterday urged Western nations to help freedom created by the opening Thursday of would meet today to approve holding the
East Germany recover from the exodus of its East Germany's borders. By last night, the congress. Also today, East Germany's Par-
citizens, and the mayors of East and West border gridlock had eased, and West Berlin's liament is to meet to name a Cabinet to re-
Berlin shook hands in no man's land to streets were returning to normal. place the one that resigned Tuesday. The re-
usher in a new era of relations. But amid the euphoria, there were re- form-minded party chief of Dresden, Hans
East Germany's Communist Party leader minders of the political changes and uncer- Modrow, was expected to be named premier.
called for an emergency party congress and tainty still sweeping through East Germany, Since Krenz replaced hard-liner Erich Ho-
indicated a new slate of leaders will be in- which began carving passages through the necker as party chief Oct. 18, 10 full mem-
stalled to replace the Old Guard and institute 29-mile-long Berlin Wall on Friday. bers of the ruling 21-member Politburo have
reforms in his changing nation. Communist Party chief Egon Krenz lost their positions. There also has been
Another hole was cut through the Berlin called for an emergency party congress next pressure from the 163-member policy-setting
Wall to the roaring cheers of spectators. East month, the official ADN news agency said. Central Committee, chosen under Honecker,
Berliners continued to flood the western half He indicated a new Central Committee will to resign.
of the city, buying all they could afford with be elected to carry out various reforms aimed An appeal signed by the official Free
their $55 of government "welcome money." at stopping East Germans from going West. German Youth movement and representa-
Unlike thousands who abandoned their "We need a Central Committee that can tives of the democratic opposition voiced
Communist homeland for the West in recent carry the full responsibility and enjoys full fears about "the very existence of our coun-
weeks, most people crossing on the weekend trust," Krenz was quoted as telling reporters. See E. GERMANY, page 2
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Secretary
of State James Baker said yesterday that any
U.S. economic aid for East Germany must
await clear evidence that the East Bloc coun-
try is willing to reform its economy, not
just open its borders.
The dramatic change unfolding in Berlin
is a "historic" political event, "but it doesn't
mean a whole lot in economic terms," Baker
Baker, interviewed on ABC-TV's This
Week With David Brinkley, defended the
Bush administrations's cautious response to
the events, saying "It wold be wrong to start
funnelling economic assistance to any coun-
try in Eastern Europe... before there is clear
evidence that they want reform of their eco-
Soviet Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
Gennadi Gerasimov praised President Bush's
response to the tumult in East Germany,
saying "I think he's handling it as a real
Bush is still preparing a response to an
informal cable he received Friday from So-
viet President Mikhail Gorbachev underscor-
ing the hope that the situation remains clam
Gerasimov, on CBS-TV's "Face the Na-
tion," predicted that at next month's ship-
board summit off Malta, Bush and Gor-
bachev "may come to a common ground...
that both countries - and actually every-
body - is interested in stability, in not too
much upheaval in Europe."
Baker said he believes Moscow would
draw the line at any attempt by the its East
See U.S., page 2
Looking to repeat...
Michigan beats Illini
by Adam Benson
Daily Football Writer
CHAMPAIGN - For a while, Michigan
and Illinois appeared as though they would be
scoring forever. Each team scored on their first
two positions, and Illinois looked like they
could score on their third.
But Michigan finally stopped the Illini on
that third drive, and every drive after that as
well. The Illini stepped up their defensive play
as well, but the Wolverines still scored two
more touchdowns, as they defeated Illinois, 24-
The Wolverines are now in sole possesion
of first place in the Big Ten and are in position
to return the Rose Bowl.
"As you might expect, we are tremedously
pleased with the performance of the Michigan
team," Michigan coach Bo Schembechler said
after the win. "We had to play at our best to
beat a fine Illinois team."
Both teams' offense's ability to move the
ball stunned most observers in a game that
against our defense. But when it was all said
and done, we won."
Illinois coach John Mackovic credited the
Michigan defense, particularly for the way the
prevented Illinois from getting a ground attack
"Their defense is predicated on stopping the
run and they did a good job of angling,"
Mackovic said. "We had some runs early in the
game, they shut those down. They closed in on
them and really showed their strength up front
Mackovic's praised Michigan's ability to
finish off the Illini, putting the Wolverines in
sole position of the Big Ten lead and in
position to get their second straight berth to
the Rose Bowl.
"Michigan certainly deserved the victory,
they played extremely well," Mackovic said.
"They had very few errors in the game and they
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