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MANAGUA (AP) - The top
Sandinista leadership met yesterday
amid signs of growing unrest among
the rank and file over President
Daniel Ortega's stunning election'
loss to newspaper publisher Violeta
1Sunday's landslide victory by
Chamorro's United national Opposi-
tion, a disparate coalition of 14 par-
ties, signaled the end of for the San-
dinistas, who seized it 10 and a half
years ago in a revolution that over-
threw dictator Anastasio Somoza.
Yesterday, hundreds of party
=nmbers demonstrated outside a
building where the Sandinista Na-
tional Liberation Front nine-man di-
rectorate was meeting along with
Cabinet ministers, army chiefs and
front leaders.
The meeting was called to plan Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
strategy for after Chamorro takes of- .inaagua yestdr da.
in Managua yesterday.
fice in April for a six-year term.
Discussions centered on control of cheating its way to victory at the
the army and the police and on the polls. Many urged Ortega not to
fate of the nationalized banking sys- concede defeat.
tem, a high-ranking military com- "We'll give up the government
n ander said. because our president called for pru-
'Meanwhile, the state radio the dence. But we should keep the
VCdice of Nicaragua broadcast hours weapons; they should teach women
of anguished calls from Ortega sup- to use guns," said Marina Martinez,
porters, mostly accusing the UNO of one of a group of pro-Ortega demon-


Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports

addresses supporters massed outside the Olof Palme Center

strators gathered outside the Voice of
Nicaragua building.
"Other countries have recognized
Violeta's victory, but not the people
of Nicaragua," said Martinez.
Both the army, which is Central
America's largest military force, and
the police are party organs. One of
the most crucial questions of the

transition is what kind of control an
UNO civilian government would
have over the armed forces.
Commander Rafael Solis, a top
military officer, said during a break
in the Sandinista meeting that "if
UNO decides to privatize the bank-
ing system it could be an irresponsi-
ble act that starts a war."

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driver's licenses from 37 different
states at just one bar," he said.
_Katherine Gould, Bursley's build-
ing director, refused to comment on
the incident.
One student, who lives on the
hall with the suspects, said she ob-
jected to the way the media handled

the incident. Channel 7 in Detroit
ran a story on its 6 p.m. broadcast,
showing the students' door with
they're first names and room number
printed on it.
"I was really upset about how it
was handled," she said. "They are re-
ally great guys and the whole news
business was a big joke."

Peres acknowledges
Israeli nuclear arms

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Jerusalem (AP) - In a rare
public reference to the Israeli nuclear
weapons program, Deputy Prime
Minister Shimon Peres on Monday
cited the Dimona nuclear reactor in
the southern Negev Desert as one of
Israel's strategic assets.
Israeli leaders are usually tight-
lipped about Israel's nuclear
capabilities, saying only that Israel
will not be the first country to
introduce nuclear weapons in the
Middle East.
Referring everything that a
small nation can have. Tell me, are
there any other countries that
produce a plane of our own, a
missile of our own, a tank of our
own, a missile boat of our own?
"And we have something in
Dimona which is called textile
industry," he said jokingly. Dimona
is the site of Israel's nuclear reactor.
There have been frequent reports
in the past about Israel's nuclear
capabilities, including the
development of nuclear-armed
intermediate range missiles.
Peres, leader of the Labor Party,
made the remarks in a question and
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answer session with members of the
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations.
In 1986, former Dimona
technician Mordechai Vanunu
revealed details of Israel's nuclear
program to the Sunday Times of
London. Scientists questioned by the
newspaper said Vanunu's
Israeli leaders are
usually tight-lipped
about Israel's nuclear
capabilities, saying
only that Israel will
not be the first
country to introduce
nuclear weapons in
the Middle East.
Information showed Israel possessed
the world's sixth largest nuclear
Vanunu was seized in Italy by
Israeli agents and brought to Israel
for trial. He was sentenced to 18
years in prison after being convicted
in 1988 of treason and espionage.

Ortega demands disbanding
of U.S. backed rebels
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - President Daniel Ortega demanded the
immediate disbanding of the U.S.-backed Contra rebels and set tough
conditions Tuesday for a peaceful transfer of power to the coalition that
won the elections.
"A change of government does not mean the end of the revolution," he
told thousands of cheering supporters after a meeting of Sandinista party
Ortega said the party wold relinquish power because of the election
loss Sunday, but would defend the gains of the revolution.
"The Sandinista National Liberation Front demands the immediate
demobilization and disarming of the Contras so there can be a peaceful
transition," he read from a statement by the party leadership.
It said the Sandinistas would "defend the integrity and professionalism
of the army and the police forces."
Ruling says Michigan colleges
may not cap Asian enrollment
LANSING - Michigan colleges and universities may not impose a
cap on the numbers of Asian American students they will admit,
Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley had ruled.
Kelley, in an opinion released yesterday, said such a quota would
violate both the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing equal protection under the law.
Rep. Lynn Jondahl (D-East Lansing) said he requested the opinion on
behalf of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian American
Affairs, which indicated universities in other states had considered such
The academic performance of Asian American students had resulted in
their being admitted to colleges in numbers that exceeded their proportion
in the general population, he said.
"I'm pleased by the decision. It seems to me it is a consistent reading
of the law," he said.
Mich. Senate ok's school bill
LANSING - Compromise legislation designed to improve the quality
of Michigan schools was overwhelmingly approved yesterday by the state
The measure would encourage - but seldom require - schools to
adopt such practices as periodic reports to parents, state accreditation,
school-improvement plans and a basic curriculum.
Experts said that many school districts are already using such pro-
grams, but said fiscal incentives in the bill would encourage more to do
"You give them a decade and it will help," said Sen. Dan DeGrow, (R-
Port Huron) chair of the Senate appropriations subcommittee on school
aid. "It's not going to happen overnight."
The bill, passed 26-8, now goes to the House. It was hammered out by
key education lawmakers in both chambers.
Nations unite to clean Everest
BEIJING - Chinese, American and Soviet mountaineers plan to scale
Mount Everest and clean up some of the two tons of discarded tents,
oxygen bottles and other garbage left by the generations of climbers on
the world's highest peak.
The expedition is China's biggest joint cultural undertaking with any
foreign country since June, when its violent crackdown on protesters
strained ties with many countries.
Jim Whittaker of Port Townsend, Wash., who organized what he is
calling the Everest Peace Climb, tried to emphasize the political
implications at a U.S. Embassy reception yesterday on the eve of the
team's flight to Tibet.
Will the friendly climb affect tense Chinese-American relations?
"We hope it will, we hope there's peace," Whittaker answered quickly.
"One Chinese, one Soviet and one American will stand on the summit
with our arms around each other, demonstrating that with cooperation,
high goals can be reached."
Big Apple asked to 'ease up'
NEW YORK - Surly cabbies, sharp-elbowed bus riders and kamikaze
bike messengers are being enlisted in a campaign to make New Yorker's
mind their manners.
"There is no reason for us to accept the breakdown in this city,"
Herbert Rickman declared yesterday in announcing formation of New York
Pride and an advertising campaign to crack down on bad manners."
He described the foundation as a citizen army whose objective is "to
make New York livable once again."
One element of the breakdown, Rickman said, is pervasive nastiness
that threatens the city's No.1 industry, tourism.
Examples of typical big-town rudeness will be featured in the
television ads. As they are shown, the song "Try a Little Tenderness" is
played and a soothing voice admonishes, "Come on New York, ease up.
Let's keep this the world's greatest city."



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