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Vol. C, No. 91 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 12, 1990 Th Mchganaly
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Nelson Man-
dela walked through a prison gate to freedom yesterday,
setting off joyous celebrations and violent clashes as
Blacks nationwide welcomed their leader back from 27
years in jail.
Mandela, jailed since 1962 for helping plan the
African National Congress' anti-government guerrilla
campaign, was greeted by a thunderous cheer when he
and his wife, Winnie, walked hand in hand through the
gateway of Victor Verster prison in Paarl, 35 miles
from Cape Town.
Scores of policemen stood guard in the bright sun-
shine, and a small army of photographers and television
crew from across the world frenetically took the first
pictures of Mandela as a free man.
The Mandelas gave clenched-fist salutes to the hun-
dreds of supporters who had waited for hours outside,
many of them-waving green, gold and black ANC flags.
Mandela appeared solemn and dignified as he and his
wite walked to a white BMW sedan and climbed in. He
broke into a broad smile as the car set off slowly toward
Cape Town in a police-escorted motorcade.
"Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all
in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all,"
Mandela told tens of thousands of cheering supporters
who thronged outside City Hall, many getting their first
look at the African National Congress leader.
"I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a
humble servant of you the people," Mandela said.
"We have waited too long for our freedom," Mandela
told the crowd. He said that until the proper climate was
created for peaceful negotiations, the armed struggle was
still a policy of the ANC.
"The factors that (caused the need for armed strug-
gle)... exist today," Mandela said. "We have no options
but to continue."
"We express the hope that a climate conducive to a
negotiated settlement would be created."
Mandela spoke of "my long and lonely years in
"I am content that your pain and suffering was far
greater than my own," he said, adding that he would
make further statements after consulting his ANC com-
"There must be an end to white monopoly of politi-
cal power and a fundamental restructuring of our politi-
cal and economic systems to ensure that the inequalities
of apartheid are addressed," Mandela said.
The ANC leader called President F.W. de Klerk a
man "of integrity," and called on the white community
to "join us in the safety of a new South Africa. The
freedom movement is a political home for you, too."
"Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it pos-
sible for me to be here today," Mandela told the adoring
crowd. "I therefore place the remaining years of my life
in your hands."
Within an hour of the release, as Mandela's motor-
cade arrived at City Hall, violence broke out.
As the clashes erupted, some anti-apartheid leaders
told the crowd to disperse, but many remained to hear
Mandela's voice for the first time in nearly three
decades. Army units equipped with tear gas were de-
ployed nearby, and police helicopters flew overhead.
First aid workers and journalists said one person was
killed and more than 100 people injured when riot po-
lice fired shotguns after groups of
See MANDELA, page 2
African National C
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salutes to the hur
Congress leader Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie celebrate his release from the Victor
andela was released yesterday after 27 years in detention. The Mandelas gave clenched-fist
ndreds of supporters who had waited for hours outside,Victor Verster prison in Paarl, 35 miles
This is the first time many young Black South Africans have seen their leader.
by Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues P
from Cape Towr
Mandela s release
Beating drums, singing songs,
and dancing arm in arm, members of
the Ann ,Arbor community con-
verged on the Diag last night to cel-
ebrate yesterday's release of former
South African political prisoner Nel-
"Our struggle has reached a new
level because our comrade Nelson is
finally free to walk the streets in
Africa," shouted Paquetta Palmer, a
member of the Free Southern Africa
steering committee and the Washte-
naw County Coalition Against
Apartheid. The two anti-apartheid
groups organized the celebration
along with the United Coalition
Speakers stressed that. Mandela's
release was the result of the people's
struggle in South Africa, and that
the event should not be looked upon
as an initiative for change by Presi-
dent F.W. De Klerk and the national
"When we look at the situation
in. South Africa, we know the gov-
ernment has been and will be the en-
emy of the Blacks," UCAR steering
committee member Pam Nadasen
told the crowd. "When the De Klerks
are replaced by the Mandela's in the
presidential palace, then we can cele-
brate victory in South Africa."
Another UCAR steering commit-
tee member, Barbara Ransby, echoed
Nadasen's sentiment. "We don'
come here to praise the South
"We don't see (Mandela's release
as any kind of humanitarian gestur
by anybody," Ransby added. "W
know that the price of freedom is
costly. Nelson Mandela has pai
with 27 years of his life."
In addition to speakers from th
Ann Arbor community, Hiskia Si
nartz, a Namibian student studying
in Detroit, addressed the crowd. She
urged the celebrants to continu
fighting for emancipation in Sout
See REJOICE, Page 2
by Mike Sob
Daily Crime Re
York State charges
aumnus wit murder
el declined further comment.
porter Michigan's Oakland County
mus, a 26 year-old Courthouse documents suggest
s Carolyn War
chase in ;
by Steven Cohen
Daily Basketball Writer
d1 University alumnus, shot the wife of
her boyfriend, Paul Soloman, nine
e times on January 15 of last year,
- New York Police reports said. The
g murder allegedly occurred in Green-
e berg, New York at Soloman's home.
e Warmus, who graduated from the
h University in May of .1986 with a
B.S. in Psychology, was indicted for
the murder of 40 year-old Betty-
Jeanne Soloman last Friday. She
surrendered herself to the Westchester
County Courthouse in White Plains
on Monday and was subsequently re-
leased on $250,000 bond.
The suspect's father, Thomas
Warmus, owner and president of
"American Way," a Michigan-based
life insurance company, flew to New
York to pay the bail.
Charles Fiori, Warmus' attor-
ney, said his client was framed but
Warmus begaq exhibiting compul-
sive behavior at the University. On
June 20, 1984, Paul Laven and
Wendy Siegel (two University grad-
uates) requested a restraining order be
placed on Warmus on the grounds
she was harassing the couple.
Laven had previously broken up
with Warmus and become engaged to
Siegel. Warmus allegedly made
threats she would kill Siegel if the
two got married. Afraid Warmus
would interfere with their July wed-
ding, Laven and Siegel requested the
Laven and Soloman were
unavailable for comment and War-
mus' parents, who live in Franklin,
Michigan, refused to talk about the
After her graduation, Warmus
moved to the Upper East Side of
Manhattan and began teaching at
Greenville Elementary School in
Greenberg, located in the Westch-
ester County District, north of the
New York Court and District At-
See MURDER, Page 2
Things are looking up for the
Michigan basketball team. Yester-
day, the seventh-ranked Wolverines
(8-3 Big Ten, 17-4 overall) defeated
12th-ranked Illinois (7-5,17-4), 93-
79, marking the first time since
1979 that Michigan swept the Illini
in a conference season.
The Michigan victory, coupled y
with Minnesota's 73-72 defeat of the
Boilermakers yesterday, moved the
Wolverines to within only one game
of first-place Purdue (9-2, 17-4).
Only 11 days ago, the outlook.
was gloomier. Purdue came into
Crisler Arena and beat the Wolver- '
ines 93-7 1 in what Michigan coach y
Steve Fisher termed a "must-win"
game. Michigan lost the game and
forward Sean Higgins for 3-4 weeks
with a foot injury.
"It's a very good Michigan.
victory and we've won three in a row
after the shellacking by Purdue and
losing Higgins," Fisher said. "And
who knows? Lt's hope at the end of
Bill would allow Michigan
colleges to create police forces
by Mike Sobel
Daily Crime Reporter
A recent state bill would give
Michigan's universities the power to
create their own armed police de-
The Ann Arbor Police, the Uni-
versity administration, and the De-
partment of Public Safety, which is
comprised for the most part of un-
armed security guards, have disagreed
on the potential value of the bill.
House Bill No. 5165, introduced
by Richard Young (D-Dearborn
Heights) and Robert DeMars (D-Lin-
coln Park), would "empower the
governing boards of control of pub-
lic 4-year institutions of higher edu-
cation to grant certain powers and
authority to their public safety offi-
cers and require those public safety
Ctff ,,arc to rn ant o,'an en iar c "
As opposed to the nine Ann Ar-
bor Police officers assigned to the
University campus, most Campus
security officers can only make citi-
zens' arrests. Pifer and Campus Se-
curity Director Leo Heatley are the
only two deputized officers at the
"Every four-year University (in
Michigan) has police officers depu-
tized except the U of M," Pifer said.
He added that he supports the bill
because it "would give the officers
the authority to do what needs to be
Campus Security Sergeant Vern
Baisdan said he also supports the bill
because, in view of a recent rise in
campus crime, there is a need for in-
in tune to student needs than the
Ann Arbor Police or the County Sh-
"Campus Security has more to do
with the rights of the students than
local police," he said.
University Regent Thomas
Roach said, although there has not
been much discussion among the re-
gents about the bill, he feels its ef-
fects are unclear.
"The regents are constitutionally
autonomous. We have the right to
adopt whatever rules we want to. I
don't know what the bill does that
we can't do," he said.
Roach went on to say he had
mixed feelings about a University
police department but could see the
possible need for one.