WASHINGTON (AP) - StarKist, the world's
largest tuna canner, said yesterday it will no longer buy
or sell tuna captured along with dolphins, winning
strong praise from environmentalists who have long
sought to protect dolphins from fishing nets.
Environmentalists and lawmakers said they hoped
the move would save some of the estimated 100,000
dolphins that die annually in the huge driftnets used to
catch schools of tuna.
"StarKist will not purchase any tuna caught in asso-
ciation with dolphins," said Anthony O'Reilly, presi-
dent of the H.J. Heinz Co., which owns the StarKist
"StarKist will sell only dolphin free tuna," he said at
a news conference.
The change could cost consumers "a couple or more
cents" per can, O'Reilly said, adding that he hoped sales
would increase with the announcement and that some
increased costs "will be compensated by increased vol-
StarKist has a 35 percent share of the U.S. tuna
market and is the world's largest tuna canner.
Leslie Scheele of Greenpeace, which backs a world-
wide boycott of tuna caught with driftnets, called the
announcement "without a doubt one of the biggest steps
that could be taken in order to preserve dolphins in the
Eastern Tropical Pacific in probably the last 20-30
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), who is sponsoring leg-
islation to require canners to label tuna that is caught by
the nets that ensnare dolphins, said the announcement
made StarKist "not only the largest but the most en-
lightened" tuna canner.
"Now Charlie the Tuna has a reason to smile," said
Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), author of the Dolphin
Protection Consumer Information Act of 1990 in a
statement read by Biden.
The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 13, 1990 - Page 3
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -
Medellin's police increased check-
points and patrols today after a car
bomb planted by drug traffickers
killed 16 people, including eight
members of an elite anti-drug police
unit, officials said.
The bomb, packing 220 bombs
of dynamite, exploded Wednesday
beside a crowded Medellin highway
as a truck carrying 21 officers of the
elite police unit passed by.
A police communique said at
least 73 people, including the other
13 police officers in the truck and a
three year-old girl, were hurt. Several
were in critical condition at local
Ten vehicles and surrounding
buildings were badly damaged.
National police declared a state of
alert Wednesday, in fear of more
"We are expecting more attacks
by the Medellin cartel, and for that
reason we are increasing security
measures in a drastic manner," a
Medellin police officer said in a po-
lice interview. The spokesman did
not give his name.
No one claims responsibility but
cocaine traffickers have been killing
police officers in the northern city of
2 million in retaliation for the gov-
ernment's anti-drug campaign.
In Bogota the news program,
"TV Hoy" reported late Wednesday
that senior police officers said the
bombing was ordered by Medellin
cocaine cartel leader Pablo Escobal.
The program quoted police as saying
that they had irrefutable evidence of
The unit to which the police offi-
cers belonged is charged with bat-
tling terrorism by drug traffickers
and leftist guerillas. The force has
received training in Colombia from
U.S. and British security personnel
in recent months.
The explosion occurred as thou-
sands of Colombians were arriving
out of Medellin to begin Holy Week
vacations. Radio reports said it left a
seven foot deep hole in the highway.
In the port of Cartegena, Presi-
dent Virgilio Barco said he was
"sorry to receive such bad news," the:
'We are expecting
more attacks by the
Mendelian cartel, and
for that reason we
security measures in
a drastic manner'
-- Medellin police
Ann Arbor's own Poupard brothers, Brett, age 8, and David, age 6, impress passerbys by
singlehandedly propelling the Cube into motion yesterday in front of the Fleming
Bomb attack spurs tension in India
radio network RCN reported.
Medellin police set up dozens of new
roadblocks to check vehicles that
might be carrying dynamite, the
Medellin police spokesperson said. -
Police also increased vehicle
checkpoints in Bogota, the capital, '
where one week ago police deacti-
vated a truck bomb packing 1,000
pounds of dynamite.
In December, traffickers exploded -
a 1,100 truck bomb at security po-
lice headquarters in Bogota, killing
SRINAGAR, India (AP) - The
Moslem campaign for an indepen-
dent Kashmir spread to Bombay
Wednesday with a bomb attack that
wounded 34 people and brought In-
dian relations with Pakistan to a new
peak of anger.
United News of India said frontier
guards shot and killed seven Kashmir
militants who were trying to cross
illegally into Pakistan, which bor-
ders the Kashmir valley.
Indian and Pakistan, which have
in the past waged war over Kashmir,
traded bitter words over the latest vi-
olence. Pakistani troops were put on
high alert Wednesday after India's
leaders talked of war.
The Indian news agency quoted
unidentified officials as saying the
militants were killed while trying to
escape a dragnet spread across the
valley by security forces.
Authorities were cracking down
in a search for killers of three men
abducted last week by Moslem sepa-
ratists demanding the release of three
failed colleagues. The bodies were
found Tuesday in the far northern
city of Srinagar, the hub of the se-
Jammu-Kashmir state officials
said 64 people were arrested during
the searches, but it was not known if
they were connected with the killing
of the hostages.
The bomb rocked a train near
Malad station on the outskirts of
Bombay, about 1,000 miles south of
Srinagar on India's west coast. Holy
Warriors of Kashmir telephoned re-
porters in Srinagar and claimed re-
sponsibility for the explosion.
The group was first heard of
Tuesday when it claimed responsibil-
ity for bomb blasts that injured at
least nine policeman in two new
Delhi police stations.
In Srinagar on Wednesday, army
troops in camouflaged battle dress
cordoned off the area where the bod-
ies were found and began house-to
house searches for the killers, wit-
nesses said. A 24 hour curfew was in
effect for the sixth straight day.
The killings of the hostages, who
included a Vice Chancellor at Kash-
mir University, were a departure
from the militants' previous prac-
tices. In the past, the militants only
murders... are the
grossest violations of
human rights, where
innocent persons are
being made victims of
- Aftab Seth
India Foreign Ministry
killed civilians accused of being po-
"The dastardly murders... are the
grossest violations of human rights
where innocent persons are being
made victims of senseless, externally
inspired and motivated violence,"
Foreign Ministry spokesman Aftab
Seth told reporters Wednesday in
He said the events in Kashmir
indicated "a sinister pattern of
incitement to violence being orches-
trated by so-called leaders of Pak-
istan-occupied Kashmir and by ele-
ments within Pakistan itself."
Retired 'U' psychology
prof, passes away at 64
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LSA sophomore Ori Lev was quoted incorrectly in yesterday's Daily.
Proposal C on the MSA spring ballot was passed because "preference"
implies a choice. "One does not choose to be a homosexual, just as one
does not choose to be a heterosexual," Lev said.
A story in Wednesday's Daily gave the wrong impression that the
students who came in first place in the Rackham Student Government
elections defeated their opponents who finished second. The second place
finishers also won seats on RSG.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
FRIDAY registration required
UM Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club Ballroom Dancing - one hour
- beginners welcome 7:30-8:30 class at 2 p.m. in the Wedge Room
p.m. in the CCRB Martial Arts of West Quad; dance from 8 p.m.-
Room midnight in the Union Pendleton
UM Taekwondo Club - begin- Room with tickets $10 a couple
ners welcome 6-8 p.m. in 1200 and $6 a single
CCRB Ann Arbor Dawn Dance - tradi-
Latino Student Happy Hour - a tional dancing beginning at 8 p.m.
SALSA event at 5 p.m. in the U- at Scarlett School (3300 Lorraine);
Club $12 at the door
Hay Unios Tipos Abajo - Rafael
Filipelli introduces the film in SUNDAY
Spanish at 8 p.m. in the Natural Helping Hands for the Home-
Science Auditorium less - weekly meeting at 7:30
"Educational Issues in Japan" p.m. in the Bursley McGraham-Si-
- Teruhisa Horio speaks and meets wik lounge
with students from noon-1:30 p.m. APO Service Fraternity - chap-
in 4003 SEB ter meeting at 8 p.m. in the Union
"The Changing Status of Asian Anderson Room
Women" - a conference from 1-6 Open Gaming Session - held by
p.m. in the Henderson Room of the Michigan Wargaming Club 1-7
Daily Staff Writer
Dr. James McConnell, a retired
University psychology professor,
died of a heart attack Monday at age
Famous for his introductory col-
lege psychology textbook,
"Understanding Human Behavior,"
McConnell performed unique exper-
iments on flatworms which focused
on learning and memory transfer.
"McConnell's work was very
controversial because it was very
complex and hard to duplicate," said
Biological Psychology Professor
William Stebbins. "But it's very in-
teresting. If it ever is verified, it will
be quite revolutionary."
McConnell retired in 1988 after
working 32 years at the University.
"I just loved his class," said LSA
senior Sheri Fink, referring to an
honors introductory psychology
class McConnell taught. "That class
was the reason why I majored in
Jon Zimring, who graduated from
the University last year and studied
under McConnell, said, "McConnell
had the reputation for being a maver-
ick. He didn't want to do things ac-
cording to the set method."
"He really believed in what he
was teaching," Zimring added, refer-
ring to McConnell's commitment to
Announcing a conference on
"The Changing Status of
Friday April 13,1990 from 1-6 pm
Henderson Room, third floor of the Michigan League
Schedule of Speakers:
1:00 Keynote Address:
Saraswati Sunindyo-Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Controlling the Body, Injecting the Stigma: The Politics of Prost itut ion
2:15 Dia Siddiqi-Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Discipline and Protect: Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh
2:45 Wu Ga-Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
2:45 Wu Ga - Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
The Shifting Meaning of Woman's Question in the Chinese Political Culture
3:15 Lu Zxy-Yann-School of Nursing, University of Michigan
Ill Fate: Illness and Women's Experience in Taiwan
3:45 Hitomi Tonomura-Department of History, University of Michigan
Title to be Announced
4:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
Gary Hawes, moderator-Department of Political Science,
University of Michigan
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Student Association
Summer is just around the corner and
HOT times on The Rooftop are near...
Be a part.of i.
m Iu lr
Baker Mandela Cultural Night
- event takes place from 8 p.m.-
midnight in the Union Kuenzel
"Women in Latin America: The,
p.m. in Room D on the 3rd floor of
the Michigan League
Iranian Student Cultural Club -
meeting with Persian movies from
2-4 p.m. and Persian language
classes from 4-6 p.m. in 3050
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