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Page 2-- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 1, 1990
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Man admits
to fabricating
alleged crime
Robert Chanyi, a 27-year-old
Domino's Pizza employee who told
police last week that he was robbed
by a knife-wielding man as he was
making a $1,200 deposit at a branch
of Comerica bank, pleaded guilty
Tuesday to charges of filing a false
police report.
Ann Arbor Police Staff Sergeant
Thomas Cadwell said Chanyi told
him last Thursday he had contrived
the story because he needed the
" In his police statement, Chanyi
said he was accosted by a man
"wearing black-rimmed glasses, a
black flight jacket and jeans" at the
Comerica bank on N. Huron Park-
way on the night of Feb. 20. Chanyi
said the man threatened him with a
knife and demanded the deposit enve-
Chanyi told police he threw the
envelope to the man who got into a
car and drove away.
Caldwell said Domino's sus-
pended Chanyi after the incident for
not following deposit procedure
which requires night deposits to be
made by two or more persons.
Caldwell also said Chanyi gave
the money to someone else for
"safekeeping" and that Chanyi stole
the money to support "a substance
abuse problem."
Chanyi will be sentenced some
time in early April, Caldwell added.
Filing a false police report carries
a maximum penalty of $100 and 90
days in jail.
Caldwell said Domino's might
file civil charges against its em-
-by Mike Sobel
Continued from page 1
those who are most in need, the
homeowners in this state and the
House Minority Leader Paul Hil-
legonds (R-Holland), said money for
property tax relief could be found by
combing the state budget, rather than
taking money from businesses.
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Portrait of an artist
First-year art school student Peter Stein does some last minute sketching before a class yesterday.

Hostage's sister attempts to
free missing Americans

LONDON (AP) - Nearly five
years after Terry Anderson was taken
hostage in Lebanon, his sister said
yesterday she believes the United
States, Iran, and Syria are moving
on a common track toward freedom
for all 18 Western captives.
"I'm just going to pray and hold
my breath that nothing disastrous
occurs before this can reach
fruition," said Peggy Say, winding
up a two and a half week trip to Eu-
rope and the Middle East that she
called a "humanitarian pilgrimage."
Anderson is the chief Middle East
correspondent of The Associated
Press. He was kidnapped in Beirut
on March 16, 1985.
Mrs. Say's journey with an As-
sociated Press delegation included
meetings with U.N. Secretary-Gen-
eral Javier Perez de Cueller, Pope
John-Paul II, Palestine Liberation
Organization leader Yassir Arafat and
two Syrian ministers.
"I think that with my reassur-

ances that the American administra-
tion is doing everything it can do,
that the Syrians are certainly pledged
100 percent with their commitment
to resolve it, and with the statements
coming out of Tehran, to say noth-
ing of the mood in the world today,
it just gives me a feeling of hope,"
she said.
After meetings in Syria with
Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa
and Information Minister Mo-
hammed Salman, she said, "I have
no doubts about Syria's commit-
ment. Certainly, if anyone wants it
over with more than the United
States, it's certainly Syria."
She was heartened by a commen-
tary last week in the Tehran Times,
which usually reflects the thinking
of President Hasheni Rafsanjani, that
the hostages should be freed. On
Sunday, Iran's Chief Justice Mo-
hammed Yazdi said that Islam op-

poses hostage-taking.
Another positive sign, she said,
was an appeal Friday by Sheik Mo-
hammed Hussein Fadlallah, the most
influential Shiite Moslem leader in
Lebanon, for a new approach to free-
ing the hostages. Fadlallah is the
spiritual guide to the Iranian-aligned
Hezbollah, or Party of God, which is
believed to be an umbrella organiza-
tion for most of the hostage-takers.
"I back my administration for the
first time in a long, long time in
their stance which is, number one,
that the hostages be released before
there is any move towards reconcilia-
tion or any economic contact with
Iran, and, secondly, that they are not
going to pay ransom," said Mrs.
"I did my part, and now if every-
body does their part we can all wrap
our arms around the hostages and go
home," she said.

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Earthquake hits California
UPLAND, Calif. - A strong earthquake rocked a 200-mile swath of
southern California yesterday, triggering rock slides onto highways,
breaking windows, toppling books from shelves, and causing minor
structural damage.
There were no immediate reports of serious injuries from the quake,
which was felt from San Diego to Santa Barbara and swayed high-rise
building in Las Vegas, 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The quake
measured between 5.5 and 6.0 on-the Richter scale. A quake of that mag-
nitude is capable of considerable damage.
Scattered damage was reported in the region east of Los Angeles. Rock
slides near highways caused minor accidents and obstructed traffic in the
U.S. Geological Survey scientist Lucile Jones said that based on his-
torical records there was a five percent chance that a larger earthquake
would follow within three days. However, the odds dropped off rapidly so
that by this morning the likelihood of such a quake would be at most two
percent, she said.
New Ford chair begins term
DETROIT - Harold Poling begins a three-year term as chair of Ford
Motor Co. today, a stint some analysts say appears to be a caretaker role
while the next chair is groomed.
Poling succeeds Donald Peterson, who retired despite being a year
younger than his successor.
Peterson and Poling have worked closely for the past decade - a time
that has seen Ford move from a struggling, overweight giant that lost
$1.5 billion in 1980 to a much leaner company that earned an industry
record $5.3 billion eight years later.
The unusual thing is that Poling will be in the Ford's driver's seat for
a limited time.
Poling has been credited with freeing designers and engineers in the
early 1980's to work together in developing the Ford Taurus and Mercury
Sable cars of the mid-1980's, which helped lift Ford from the financial
S. African leader opposes
lifting economic sanctions
HOLLAND, Mich. - If President Bush lifts economic sanctions
against South Africa before that government irreversibly dismantles
apartheid, the results could be disastrous, the Rev. Allan Boesak said yes-
Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the
national president of the Association of Christian Students in Southern
Africa, was at Hope College to accept an honorary doctor of divinity de-
"Lifting sanctions could seriously jeopardize the situation in South
Africa," Boesak said in an interview. "Sanctions should not be lifted until
serious negotiations take place and changes are made that are irreversible."
Boesak said that although he was optimistic about the changes since
President F.W. de Klerk took office seven months ago, it would still be
possible for the white-controlled government to step backward.
Proposed bill would ban
most abortions in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hundreds of pro-choice activists rallied yesterday
and exchanged taunts with a small group of abortion foes outside the
Capitol, where lawmakers debated a bill that would ban most abortions in
the state.
The bill, which would prohibit abortions for "birth-control reasons,"
was drafted as model legislation by the National Right-To-Life Commit-
tee in the wake of last summer's U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave
states more leeway to restrict abortions.
Although Minnesota was long associated in national politics with the
liberalism espoused by former Vice President Walter Mondale, an abortion
rights supporter, it has been a stronghold of anti-abortion sentiment.
Proponents say the legislation would be the toughest enforceable anti-
abortion measure in the nation, prohibiting an estimated 93 percent of the
abortions performed in the state.
Court upholds death penalty
WASHINGTON - States may make the death penalty the only
possible punishment for some murderers without violating the
Constitution's ban on mandatory death sentences, the Supreme Court
ruled yesterday.
By a 5-4 vote, the court upheld Pennsylvania's death penalty system
despite "some mandatory aspects."
Most states have death penalty laws, but many of them do not
resemble the Pennsylvania scheme.

Past Supreme Court rulings have struck down state laws making death
the mandatory punishment for specific crimes, such as killing a police
officer, or for specific offenders, such as prison inmates already serving
life sentences when they commit murder.
But Pennsylvania law says, "The verdict must be a sentence of death if
the jury unanimously finds at least one aggravating circumstance... and no
mitigating circumstances."
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"In this country voting is how
we 'do it,"'he added.
Josh Barclay, a University gradu-
ate and student initiative member,
read the proposals which will be on
the April 2 ballot. They include a
proposal to delete the city charter
amendment which allows for the $5
fine for marijuana violations. The
proposal includes an increased fine of
$25 for first offense, $50 for the
second offense, and no less than
$100 for a third offense.
Another proposal, if passed, will
declare the city of Ann Arbor a

"Zone of Reproductive Freedom."
The proposal is modeled after the $5
pot law. If the state passed any laws
restricting or prohibiting abortions
and the "Zone" amendment passes,
Ann Arbor would have a maximum
fine of $5 for violations of the laws.
Another proposal suggests an
amendment of the Ann Arbor City
Charter in which masculine language
in the Charter is changed to neutral
gender language.
On a fourth proposal, voters will
be asked whether or not to approve
the selling of $28 million in bonds
to solve the city's solid waste prob-
Barclay said "the registration of

students is going well, but you can
never get enough people registered."
LSA senior Daniel Orlowski, a
member of Student Initiative, said
the group has registered many stu-
dents. "The rate that students are reg-
istering this year usually only hap-
pens during presidential election
years," he said.
Tonight there will be a Voter's
Registration Party at Performance
Network at 10:30. Admission is free
and students can register to vote
there if they have not yet done so.
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