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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP)
- At his final Politburo meeting, a
furious Nicolae Ceausescu threatened
his underlings with the firing squad
for ignoring his order that troops
shoot demonstrators demanding an
end to his tyrannical rule.
According to the minutes of the
Dec. 17 meeting, Ceausescu berated
his armed commanders for shooting
blanks at the crowds in the western
city of Timisoara, fuming: "That is
like a rain shower."
Ceausescu's wife, Elena, told the
meeting the protesters should be
hurled into the basement jails of the
Securitate, the secret police, and
never again "see the light" of day.
A transcript of stenographers'
notes from the meeting - what
turned out to be the Communist
Party Politburo's last meeting -
was published yesterday in the daily
newspaper, Romania Libera. Ceaus-
escu was overthrown Dec. 22 when
army troops rebelled against him; he
was exegcuted along with his wife
According to the minutes, former
Defense Minister Vasile Milea,
former Interior Minister Tudor
Postelnicu and former chief of the
Securitate secret police Iulian Vlad
all pledged to implement Ceaus-
Milea, originally reported to have
committed suicide several days after
the meeting, was subsequently found
to have been murdered by Ceausescu
cronies, while Postelnicu and Vlad
are under arrest and awaiting trial,
along with hundreds of other Ceaus-
Residents in Centralia, Washington, use a boat to get down their street yesterday after major flooding of the
Skookumchuck River. The rain system that came into the Pacific Northwest Tuesday has been called a "100-
year-storm" and left many rivers over their banks.
NCAA cracks down on drugs
DALLAS (AP) - The NCAA
closed its rocky 1990 convention
yesterday by approving harsh penal-
ties for drug use, especially steroids,
and launching year-round testing of
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have drug use in check.
"The punishment must be more
persuasive than it has been," Pitts-
burgh athletic director Ed Bozik said.
"This indicates we are no different
than society,(only) a reflection of
NCAA executive director Dick
Schultz told the 1,900 delegates ear-
lier that the tougher anti-drug pro-
gram was needed because "we are
only catching the dumb ones."
The drug-testing measures were
approved overwhelmingly - in
sharp contrast to earlier sessions,
where delegates fought over reforms
designed to enhance academics at the
expense of athletics.
The convention approved reduc-
ing the basketball season by three
games to 25, shortening football
practice, releasing each school's
graduation rate for athletes and relax-
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who don't meet all the incoming
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Williams said. "It's an ingenious
plan from the perspective of the
administration," Williams said.
Vest concurred that in "the long-
term, ultimately, the actions of the
state government are to respect the
feelings of the public. There is not
an appropriate emphasis (now on)
education," he said.
Vest disagreed with Williams that
cuts would be made where the most
people would be hurt by them. "I
will not be party to making cuts in
areas for political motivations," he
As of today, the University ad-
ministration has not made any spe-
cial recommendations to the deans
regarding the possibility of budget
cuts in the next fiscal year.
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Pipe bombs explode at
Oakland University library
ROCHESTER, Mich. - A pipe bomb exploded yesterday in a library
on the Oakland University campus and two others exploded in a nearby
parking lot, a school spokesperson said. No injuries were reported.
No threats were received prior to the explosions and no suspects or
motives were immediately known, said Jim Llewellyn, spokesperson for
the 12,000-student school located about 30 miles north of Detroit.
The first explosion occurred about 5:15 p.m. on the fourth floor of the
Kresge Library, Llewellyn said. Several books were damaged, but there
was no fire and several students on the floor escaped injury, he said.
About the same time, an explosion in the library parking lot damaged
a parked car, Llewellyn said. About 7 p.m., a third bomb exploded in the
parking lot but caused no known damage, he said.
State police are investigating the incident.
Peruvians search for killers
LIMA, Peru - Police set up roadblocks around Lima yesterday and
detained 15,000 people in a search for the killers of former defense chief
Enrique Lopez, the most prominent victim of Peru's decade-long guerrilla
Flags flew at half-staff and the government declared a national day of
mourning in honor of Lopez, who was buried Wednesday at a military
cemetery outside Lima.
Lopez was gunned down Tuesday as he was parking his car near a
shopping center in a Lima suburb. Doctors said he suffered at least 10
bullet wounds, and police blamed Maoist guerrillas of the Shining Path
Early yesterday, the guerrillas struck again, killing nine people in the
town of Tocata, about 540 miles southeast of Lima.
Police units assisted by six helicopters sealed off highways leading
from the capital and stopped about 8,000 cars in search of suspected
rebels, according to an Interior Ministry official.
War continues in Cambodia
BANGKOK, Thailand - Indonesia's foreign minister met with Cam-
bodian guerilla leaders yesterday and said they appeared inflexible in efforts
to settle their 11-year-old war against the Vietnamese-installed govern-
Sources in Phnom Penh confirmed that explosions had hit the capital
and that Khmer Rouge guerillas had attacked neat the second-largest city
over the weekend. But they said Khmer Rouge claims of success were
Cambodia's Communist premier, Hun Sen, said he feared the Khmer
Rouge could return to power and said he would bolster government forces
"at all costs."
Diplomatic attempts to settle the conflict have intensified since
September, when Vietnam said it withdrew all of its troops.
The Indonesian official, Ali Alatas, met in Bangkok with Khmer
Rouge leaders and those from the U.S.-backed, non-Communist forces of
Prince Norodom Sihanouk and the Khmer People's National Liberation
Columbia's astronauts close
in on space lab for retrieval
SPACE CENTER, Houston - The Columbia astronauts put a Navy
communications satellite into orbit yesterday and continued to close in on
the path of a floating science laboratory they hope to snatch from space.
"It was an outstanding morning," flight director Al Pennington said
shortly after the release of the 15,200-pound Syncom satellite. "So
everything looks real good right now. It's a great ship up there they're
flying and it continues to perform beautifully."
After the satellite was released, the astronauts turned their attention to
the other major task of the mission, tracking down the 21,400-pound
Long Duration Exposure Facility so it can be brought down to Earth.
Commander Dan Brandenstein and pilot Jim Wetherbee steered the
space shuttle through additional maneuvers to help the orbiter catch up to
the bus-sized LDEF. If the astronauts fail the satellite is expected to be
pulled to its destruction in a fiery dive through Earth's atmosphere on
What will be the 90s' cliches?
The 1990s have arrived. For those of you who didn't pay attention to
the media during the break, you may have missed the great import of this
number change. Not only does the date under Tom Brokaw's head change
in the opening sequence of NBC Nightly News, but all the cliches of the
80s have to be rewritten to reflect the new decade. We knew that the 80s
was the decade of the yuppies, of Trump's ostentatious shows of wealth,
and of the completed merge between entertainment and politics (i.e. Gary
The 90s will be the age of boredom, an interlude period in history
when Americans will be left without an ideology to hate instinctively. To
solve the boredom, the entertainment world will take over every aspect of
But don't worry, the Daily shall remain free of the USA Today's
impact, for another semester at least. .-Karen Akerlof
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