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U.S., Soviet leaders to curb arms races
MARSALOX BAY, Malta (AP)
- President Bush and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev moved closer to-
gether at their Mediterranean summit
to curb the nuclear and conventional
arms races to drop the curtain on the
But they also discovered that the
pace of events, especially in Eastern
Europe, is rapidly outstripping the
capacity of the most powerful leaders
ii the world to shape the future.
Even as Bush and Gorbachev
were winding up their two-day near-
summit yesterday the entire Polit-
buro and Communist party Central
Committee resigned in East Ger-
Bush and Gorbachev found com-
mon ground on the direction they
would like the world to take, and
that the road ahead is a long one. and
while there were no arms-control
breakthroughs or specific timetables
set for treaty-signings, the two mu-
tually pledged to work to that end.
"We stated, both of us, that the
world leaves the one epoch of Cold
War and enters another epoch," Gor-
bachev said. "This is just the begin-
ning. We are just at the very begin-
ning of our long road to a long-last-
ing peaceful period."
U.S. officials said Gorbachev, in
discussing the explosive with Bush,
professed not to know how the anti-
aircraft launchers and other arms got
to the FMLN forces.
Bush and Gorbachev determined
to speed the completion of three
arms control accords - to banish
chemical weapons, reduce long-range
nuclear missels by 30 to 50 percent,
and to reduce troops, tanks, artillery
and other conventional forces in Eu-
But the summit produced no spe-
cific accords to attain these goals.
Nor did the leaders establish a sched-
ule for completing the three treaties,
although they both said they hoped
to place their signatures on a nuclear
arms cut when they meet next sum-
mer in the United States.
"It was a no agenda meeting, it
accomplished everything I hoped it
would," Bush said in conclusion.
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weekend because they left Ann Ar-
bor. The election directors are ex-
pected back by tomorrow, Miller
Putnam and Malhotra, both of
whom could not be reached over the
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cIarges the company with allowing
the potentially carcinogenic solvent,
1 ,4-dioxane, to leak into the envi-
James Truchan, DNR Environ-
mental Response Division chief,
said the negotiations failed because
Gelman would not comply with the
DNR's request to return the polluted
site to "pre-contamination" levels.
"(Company President Charles) Gel-
man would not commit to the clean-
up," he said.
Reichal added that in addition to
making Gelman fund the entire
clean-up, the state is trying to im-
pose civil penalties against the com-
pany and hold them legally respon-
sible for the contamination.
,Gelman spokesperson Edward
Levitt has said the company pos-
sisses DNR "discharge permits" and
qi4 not release the dioxane illegally.
He also said it is unfair that Gelman
be held solely responsible for the
clean-up because other parties were
"That's news to me," Truchan
said, "the evidence is clear that Gel-
man is the only source in that area."
Levitt refused to name any of the
"other parties" allegedly involved.
Truchan also said the DNR per-
mits allow for the "discharge of
treated waste water," but say nothing
about the release of dioxane.
"Through the years the evidence has
indicated that they (Gelman) are a
bad company environmentally,"
Truchan said. "They have deliber-
ately violated the law."
Truchan said reports about envi-
ronmental abuses from Gelman em-
ployees several years ago instigated a
DNR criminal investigation.
Levitt denied any knowledge of
the investigation, adding, "Nor do I
have any knowledge of the DNR's
criminal jurisdiction and I would in-
vestigate that claim very carefully."
Reichel said Friday's proceedings
heard both sides opening statements
and that testimony would begin
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bly," he said.
MSA President Aaron Williams,
an engineering senior and Conserva-
tive Coalition member, refused to
comment on the unofficial results.
"It just depends if we can get a
hold of these election directors,,,
Miller said. She added that if CSJ's
election court - which has jurisdic-
tion over election-related issues -
determines the election isn't valid, a
new vote will be required.
Miller wouldn't speculate on the
tion. Incumbent Conservative Coali-
tion candidate Michael Donovan, an
Engineering senior, said there was
no reason for any of the mistakes.
"On the whole, it was a very mis-
managed election. The election direc-
tors did a very poor job," he said.
"The consensus is that Michelle
Putnam will be looking for a job,"
Coalition campaign coordinator
Jeff Johnson called Putnam and
Malhotra's decision to leave for the
weekend irresponsible, but added that
it was not unexpected given the
events of the past week.
However, Williams, an engineer-
likelihood of a re-vote, or when such
an election would be held.
Numerous mishaps occurred last
week when candidates' names were
left off of ballots during both days of
voting in LSA and Board for Student
Current assembly members are
upset with the handling of the elec-
ing senior, said the election directors
were probably tired after working
"22-hour days" during the week. He
said the election mishaps were being
cleared up as quickly as possible.
"They (the election directors)
have done the best they possibly
could given the circumstances,"
Choice candidate Jason
Krumholtz, an LSA junior, said he
was frustrated that those responsible
for the election have kept details
about the controversy secret.
"Nobody knows anything about
what went wrong," he said. "The
more I ask, the less I'm being told."
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Collegiate Coalition governor.
Though students are interested in the
issue, Curl said, "they don't neces-
sarily attack it the same way." The
lack of a cohesive stance diminishes
student impact on University and
state officials, he said.
At the University of Illinois, the
united student voice is represented by
two non-voting student members of
the University's nine-person Board
of Trustees. Both students enter a
"student's advisory vote" on the is-
sues discussed by the trustees into
the official record.
"The vote doesn't alter the
board's decision, but symbolizes
how (students) are voting," said
Matthew Byer, one of the students
on the board.
The University of Illinois didn't
raise tuition this year, partially due
to greater state appropriations and
partially because of a two-year in-
come tax increase for education
passed by the state of Illinois.
Members of Students For A Tuition
Freeze hope the university will do
the same next year.
Some students say representation
isn't enough. At the University of
Wisconsin, members of the Univer-
sity's student government and the
United Council - the Wisconsin
state student association - negotiate
proposed increases with the Board of
Last year negotiations brought
the proposed tuition increase down
from 17 to nine percent.
But without visible signs of stu-
dent support, student representatives
cannot be as effective as possible,
said Sherrie Bryant, the United
Council's academic affairs director.
"If they're going to raise
(tuition), they're going to raise it no
matter what students say," Bryant
said. But if students were to be
"more responsive to what we asked
them to do," said Bryant, then repre-
sentatives would have a stronger po-
sition during negotiations and might
have a larger impact on the adminis-
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Rebels attack Aquino troops
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Rebel snipers fired on government
troops today as forces loyal to President Corazon Aquino prepared to
move against holdouts in the bid to topple her administration.
Yesterday more than 600 rebels surrendered after government troops
fought off a fierce assault on the headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo. Gov-
ernment officials said the battle dealt a fatal blow to the uprising.
About 400 rebels also held the Mactan Air Base in Cebu, 350 miles
south of Manila. Officials said they expect the Mactan rebels to surrender
if the uprising in Manila is quelled.
A spokesperson for the U.S.-run Clark Air Base said none of the U.S.
jets sent Friday to cover for government troops were in the skies over
President Bush said yesterday in Malta that he was prepared to take ad-
ditional military action to defend the Philippine government if American
lives were threatened or if Aquino requested help.
Pierce gave grant for two
projects that never began
NEWARK, N.J. - Former Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.
reportedly gave $350,000 development grant to a friend for two New Jer-
sey proposals that never went into operation, officials said yesterday.
According to Housing and Urban Development documents, the 1985
grant was made to a Washington consulting firm, the Center for Resource
Development, even though other HUD officials had rejected the award,
The New York Times reported in yesterday's editions.
The firm's principal was Samuel P. Singletary, a longtime friend of
Pierce. The grant was made from one of two discretionary funds under
Pierce's control, the article said.
Singletary had managed Pierce's two unsuccessful campaigns for elec-
tion as a judge in New York City in 1959 and 1960. He told The Times
that he had met with Pierce several times at HUD, but had never discussed
the grant. He denied that Pierce had done him a favor.
Mother Teresa's heart improves
CALCUTTA, India - Nobel laureate Mother Teresa rested
comfortably yesterday, two days after surgeons implanted a pacemaker to
regulate her heartbeat, hospital sources said.
The 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun was admitted on Wednesday to
Woodlands Nursing Home hospital with high blood pressure and
"She is doing fine," a hospital source said yesterday. Mother Teresa,
who won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poor,
suffered a heart attack in September.
'Commander Zero' returns
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Eden Pastora, the notorious Commander
Zero who abandoned the Sandinistas for the Contra rebels returned home
Sunday after eight years of exile and condemned the leftist government and
the U.S.-backed opposition.
Pastora said the Social Christians, with whom-he has aligned himself
for the Feb. 25 elections, are the true followers of Nicaraguan nationalist
hero Augusto Cesar Sandino.
"We are anti-imperialist with Moscow and we are anti-imperialist with
Washington," Pastora told a few hundred people who filled only about a
fifth of the Plaza of the Revolution.
A smooth, charismatic orator, Pastora drew cheers as he lambasted the
Sandinista and the National Opposition Union, a coalition whose 14
member parties range from communists to conservatives.
Pastora scoffed at Sandinista accusations that he betrayed the revolu-
tion when he left them to fight in 1983 with the U.S.-backed Contra
City of Immortals, Heaven
on Earth to be built in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcen-
dental Meditation and one-time guru to the Beatles, is proposing a City of
Immortals somewhere in Oklahoma to start building his vision of Heaven
Representatives of the Indian guru met with developers Saturday in
Oklahoma City to discuss plans for a low-density housing community
proposed by the Maharishi Heaven on Earth Development Corp. It is one
of several such communities planned across the nation, backers said.
Backers said the communities would be "noise-free, pollution-free and
free from crime and anxiety."
Scott Demaree, a Stillwater builder who acts as Oklahoma liaison for
the Malibu, Calif.,based corporation, said it was hoped ground could be
broken as early as April near Tulsa, Oklahoma City or Stillwater. Homes,
which would be set on a minimum one-acre plot, would range from
$60,000 to several hundred thousand dollars, Demaree said.
Demaree and other backers said the community would not be limited to
followers of the maharishi and would not be used to recruit followers.
Although the Beatles called the maharishi their guru in the 1960s, they
later rejected him and his teachings.
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