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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)
- The presidential candidate of the
governing Colorado Party conceded
defeat even before official election
results were released last night, say-
ing Luis Lacalle of the opposition
National Party had won.
While the Interior Ministry is-
sued no official tally five hours after
polls closed, Jorge Battle said he lost
the race to President Julio San-
"According to the information
available, the future president will be
Sen. Lacalle, to whom I extend my
most sincere congratulations and
best wishes for success in his term,"
said Batlle, whose name is pro-
Equipos Consultores, a respected,
independent polling agency, pro-
jected the National Party received 38
percent of the total vote, compared
to 31 percent for the Colorados.
Equipos did not state how many
votes its projection was based on.
Lacalle and Batlle, the top two of
12 candidates, focused their cam-
paigns on the goal of trimming
down an atrophied welfare state in
this small South American country
of 2.9 million people.
The leftist coalition Broad Front
tallied 22 percent of the vote na-
tionwide, according to Equipos, and
the front' s candidate for mayor of the
capital Montevideo, Marxist doctor
Tabare Vazquez, won that coveted
Christmas carolers ~~~~R""
With Thanksgiving over, many will be getting into the Christmas spirit. To start off the holiday season, first-
year Eastern Michigan University student Pat Padilla and Saline High School junior Nicole Minier played
Christmas carols on Williams St.
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strike authorization late yesterday.
The guild didn't set a strike deadline
and members planned to be at work
today, said Louis Mleczko, president
of Local 22 of the Newspaper Guild.
William Keating, chief executive
of, the DNA, was in a meeting yes-
terday and not immediately available
for comment. But he said Saturday
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The talks seemed intended to
clarify the situation as the
Communist Party's policy-
making Central Committee began
its second emergency session in
tdgee days yesterday.
New party chief Karel Urbanek,
addressing the meeting, said the
Central Committee will make
further personnel changes
following a major shakeup in the
ruing party last Friday. He also
proposed an extraordinary party
congress on Jan. 26 which would
have the power to elect an entirely
new Central Committee.
Urbanek also asked the
Czechoslovak premier and the
premier of the Czech republic to
submit proposals on changing the
functions of their interior
ministries - which are
responsible for the police - in
the wake of police brutality
against peaceful Prague demon-
strators that touched off the past
nine days of mammoth anti-
,-The powerful Prague
Communist Party, in a harsh
condemnation of party leadership,
demanded that Adamec, who was
dumped from the Politburo along
with six others Friday, be restored
to the panel.
that he expected the union negotia-
tions would be successful.
Both the News and Free Press re-
ported yesterday that the union coali-
tion was holding to its demand for
weekly wage increases of $160 per
worker over three years.
Management raised its wage offer
from $35.50 to $44 weekly over two
and a half years, sources told the
newspapers. The unions also were
offered a contract-signing bonus
equal to two weeks' pay if the partial
merger was implemented on
Newsroom employees at both
papers said they were working to-
ward putting together their Monday
editions as usual.
"We don't know what to expect,
but we are working towards getting
an edition together for tomorrow,"
said Renee Murawski, a Free Press
assistant city editor.
Under the joint-operating agree-
ment, the newspapers will merge
their non-editorial operations but
maintain separate news and editorial
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Gandhi may fail to win a
majority in Indian elections
NEW DELHI - Early returns yesterday showed opposition parties
edging out Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's Congress Party in parliamen-
tary elections that will determine the fate of the world's only democrati-
cally elected dynasty.
Following the bloodiest vote in modern India's 42-year history, tallies
showed the governing Congress Party leading in more races than any sin-
gle opposition party but trailing the combined total of opposition parties.
It was falling short of enough seats to form the next government without
entering a coalition.
The election was marred by widespread ballot-rigging, voter intimida-
tion and murderous assaults that prompted the election commission to
order re-votes today in one-fifth of the country's 590,000 polling booths.
Congress still could emerge as the single largest party, but it would be
forced into an uneasy alliance with Hindu fundamentalists or the Commu-
NASA delays shuttle landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Blustery winds in the California desert
yesterday forced NASA to delay space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth
until 4:32 p.m. today. The shuttle is returning from a secret mission that
put a spy satellite in orbit.
Mission Control in Houston told the five astronauts of the "wave-off"
about three hours before they were to start an hour long descent to a
nighttime landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Winds at 30 mph prevented the landing. Mission rules dictate that a
shuttle not land at night if crosswinds are more than 12 mph.
The landing was originally scheduled after dark due to some of the ex-
periments conducted by the astronauts which were believed connected with
the "Star Wars" missile defense system.
Sources close to the project said the astronauts released the two and a
half ton, $300 million satellite to eavesdrop on military and diplomatic
communications in the Soviet Union, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Honduran voting is peaceful
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Voters in this nation, stuck between
two civil wars, voted yesterday for a president who will have to deal with
the sticky questions of how to get rid of thousands of Nicaraguan rebels
and what to do with half a million war refugees.
The turnout was early, big, and peaceful as droves of people went to
the polls in flag-decked trucks, buses, cars, on foot and on horseback.
"We are very optimistic. We're getting a very good turnout among our
supporters," the Liberal Party candidate, Carlos Flores, said in a radio in-
Rafael Leonardo Callejas of the National Party was a slight favorite
over Carlos Flores, who represents the incumbent Liberal Party.
Flores is publisher of La Tribuna, one of the nation's leading newspa-
pers, and was trained as an engineer at Louisiana State University. His
wife, Mary, is a U.S. citizen.
Senate debates obscenity bill
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Legislature heads into the
homestretch of the 1989 session this week, with both the Senate and
House turning attention to bills aimed at cracking down on obscenity in
The Senate plans to debate a package of bills which would make key
changes in what is considered obscene under Michigan law. The measures
would permit courts to apply local community standards in judging
what's banned, instead of a statewide standard.
The legislation expands the current U.S. Supreme Court definition of
obscenity by adding "lascivious, unhealthy or unwholesome interest in
nudity or sexual conduct."
"Dialogue has begun!" Havel
declared triumphantly at the rally
which capped a week of pro-
democracy demonstrations and
hectic moves by the Communists
to regain control.
"Civic Forum is ready to create
a bridge for a peaceful path from
totalitarianism to civil freedom,
which will later be guaranteed by
free elections," Havel said,
referring to the new pro-democracy
group Civic Forum.
Adamec told the cheering crowd
there was "no place for rivalry and
interests of prestige."
State-run television reported
800,000 people at the rally, but
reporters estimated no more than
Also yesterday, state television
reported that the leaders of the
People's Party, a small party
allied with the Communists,
submitted their resignations,
apparently because of the anti-
government protest. A meeting
was scheduled Monday to choose
Also under apparent pressure
from the opposition, Miroslav
Zavadil submitted his resignation
as head of the official trade unions.
The state-run news agency CTK
quoted him as saying he also had
asked to resign from the
Politburo, a demand of the
sounded a note of alarm about social-
ism by contrasting its present woes
with the adaptability of capitalism.
Karl Marx was wrong, Gorbachev
acknowledged, when he predicted
capitalism's imminent demise.
Gorbachev defended the 1917 rev-
olution that brought the communists
to power in the former Russian Em-
pire as a "world-historical break-
through to the future," but said so-
cialism has often been perverted
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his point dramatically.
Some in Prague even took Gor-
bachev's comments as a public ad-
mission that the 1968 intervention,
which led to Dubcek's overthrow,
was a mistake. the Soviet Union has
not yet renounced the 1968 interven-
tion, as it has the 1979 invasion of
In the Pravada article, Gorbachev
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