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Property
at issue in
.German
unity
KLEIN MACHNOW, East
Germany (AP) - Officials say up to
70 percent of the property in this
township southwest of Berlin has
*xen claimed by West Germans who
once lived in its quiet neighbor-
hoods.
With German unification less
than a month away, the day is draw-
ing nearer when those claims - and
up to one million others - will be
decided by local committees in
scores of towns.
Such claims are only one aspect
f the broader question of how to de-
ide who owns land that was until
recently under strict Communist
control and, before that, part of pre-
war Germany.
The puzzle over property has
been blamed for the reluctance of
many businesses to immediately in-
vest in East Germany, which is to
merge with its capitalist neighbor
October 3.
Billions of dollars in land and
*ildings are also in the hands of
former Communists, and a special
committee has been trying to track
down the property before the old
guard strikes it rich on the real estate
market.
Klein Machnow is one of the
pize pieces of residential real estate
in the nation, as well as a favorite of
the former elite. It borders an expen-
Oive section of suburban West Berlin
and is only a 25-minute drive from
the bustling center of the reunifying
city.
The Berlin Wall still runs along
two sides of the township. So far,
only a few openings have been made
to connect the asphalt streets of the
West with their cobblestone coun-
terparts in the East.
The German states have agreed
West Germans who once owned East
German land will be allowed to re-
claim it, but that no East Germans
will be forced to leave their homes
or pay significantly higher rents.
There are many unresolved is-
sues, including whether West Ger-
mans can take possession of prop-
erty in future years or if some com-
pensation will be available to West
ermans claiming land.
Some East German tenant groups
sy once West Germans have control
of their old property, East Germans
will face increasing pressure to move
out or pay rents they cannot afford.

Festifall to
feature over 150
organizations
by Heather Fee
Daily Staff Writer

KENNETH SMOLLER/Daily
Fine dining
Students who engraved their names in the South Quad cafe walls for posterity would be shocked to visit their
old eating hole. Over the summer, the University renovated the area and replaced the familiar landmarks.
Judge upholds $1 million

Next Friday when students walk
across the Diag they can expect to
get buried with pamphlets, covered
with buttons, snag free condoms and
even witness a scrum down.
Over 150 University organiza-
tions, groups and departments will
line the walkways of the Diag from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.
Even local eateries will be in-
cluded among the smorgasbord of
booths.
For the first year, Festifall's
sponsor, the Student Organization
Development Center (SODC), in-
vited restaurants to participate, al-
though only a few responded.
Rich Niedek, manager of Olga's,
said they will be handing out
coupons and free deserts. "We
wanted to let everyone know we're
here," he said
In addition to the information
tables, Festifall will also feature
several live demonstrations.
The Women's' Rugby Club will
demonstrate a scrum down - a for-
mation from which the hike in foot-
ball is derived.
"It is very strange looking," said
Erika Wolf, a graduate student in Art
History and team member, "It's like
a gigantic wall of people pushing
forward, really one of the more
unique parts of the game."
Christians in Action director Joe
Sazye said his group will perform
several of short mime skits set to
music. In addition to traditional
Bible scenes, Sazye said some of the
skits would cover other topics, such
as suicide.
Not all tho organizations will be
recruiting new members. Some will
provide information about student

services and academic departments.
Staff nurses from University
Health Service will present informa-
tion on safe sex and on sexually
transmitted diseases including AIDS.
Polly Paulson, health education
coordinator for the group, said Festi-
fall is an opportunity to educate
healthy students. "Usually students
only interact with health services
when they're sick. We wanted to let
them know about information to
prevent disease and sickness...
cholesterol testing, healthy diets,"
she said.
To help students find tables more
quickly, SODC is organizing infor-
mation in a new way. Instead of list-
ing groups alphabetically at their
booth in the center of the Diag,
SODC will have a master list orga-
nized by category - such as student
services, greek, religious, and per-
formance organizations.
Festi fall coordinator Rosa Lopez
said a variety of people attend Festi-
fall.
"Fifty percent of our targeted au-
dience is first-year students and trans-
fer students. However, a sophomore
who decided to concentrate on aca-
demics the first year and the second
year wants to get involved in co-culr-
ricular activities may attend," Lopez
said.
She added, "It is also a 1e-
acquaintance time. We see a lot of
returning students connecting up
with old friends."
The purpose of Festifall is. to
help students identifyorganizations,
groups and departments that will
help them meet personal goals and
become a more balanced person,
Lopez said.

4

bond for
SHARPES, Fla. (AP) - A
judge yesterday cited bizarre behavior
as a reason to uphold a $1 million
bond on an assault charge for a
young man suspected in the slayings
of five college students in
Gainesville.
Homicide task force investigators
were searching the 18-year-old's
Gainesville apartment and car for
clues to the slayings. But police cau-
tioned he is only one of eight lead-
ing suspects, and his brother said
he's being made a scapegoat.
Because of the unusually high
bond, Edward Lewis Humphrey has
been in the Brevard County jail since
Aug. 30 on a charge of battering his
grandmother.
"I see before me a very disturbed
individual," Circuit Judge Martin
Budnick said at the bail-reduction
hearing at the jail. "I see a great deal
of acting out...neurotic or psychotic
behavior."
Jail officer Emily Glaab testified
Humphrey described himself as dan-
gerous and "a savage," threatened a
female inmate, and called himself
"John" and warned: "John doesn't
take no prisoners."

murder suspect

Brevard State Attorney Norm
Wolfinger, arguing for the high bond
said: "The fact remains he is a sus-
pect in the Gainesville murders and
he knows that."
Public Defender J.R. Russo ob-
jected, and the judge agreed he
couldn't set a bond based on a case
Humphrey hasn't been charged in.
However, the judge said he would be
doing "a disservice to the commu-
nity" if he allowed Humphrey to go
free.
Budnick ruled that Humphrey is a
danger to the community. But he
indicated he would consider another
request for bond reduction and wanted
to hear medical testimony about
Humphrey's mental condition.
Russo did not comment afterward
on whether he would seek another
hearing. He said he was preparing for
the trial on the aggravated assault
charge, tentatively scheduled for Oc-
tober.
Humphrey's grandmother testified
she didn't want to press charges and
would welcome Humphrey back into
her home, where Humphrey's
mother also lives, in Indialantic, 180

miles from Gainesville.
"I want it dropped....definitely,"
Elna Hlavaty, her right cheek and
right eye badly bruised, said as
Humphrey watched.
She said she didn't fear her grand-
son, although she had called the po-
lice repeatedly.
She said she couldn't remember
anything about the night of the inci-
dent other than that she hurt her
right side when she fell on a concrete
floor. The 79-year-old Hlavaty
protested she was old and ill and
couldn't answer any more questions
from prosecutors.
Sheriff's Deputy Douglas Ham-
mack testified she told him the night
of the arrest that she feared
Humphrey would beat her again.
Humphrey started banging his head
against his patrol car when Ham-
mack put him inside, the deputy tes-
tified.
Hammack said he had gone to the
grandmother's home five or six
times on disturbance complaints and
was told Humphrey was refusing to
take medicine to control his mood
swings.

I

'U' Library receives grant for
epreservation of old books

The University of Michigan Li-
brary recently received a grant of
$977,000 from the National En-
dowment for the Humanities to re-
store old volumes. The grant is the
largest ever received by the library,
said Carla Montori, Head of Preser-
vation.
The grant will be used for the
conversion of15,000 volumes from
the library's humanities and social
sciences collections to microfilm.
The University matched the Na-
tional Endowment's grant by allocat-
ing $500,000 of its own funds to the
restoration.

The collections chosen for
preservation are documents of Slavic
and East European political and in-
tellectual history, said Carla Mon-
tori, Head of Preservation. Bibli-
ographies that will support the study
of these areas are also slated for
restoration.
These items were selected be-
cause, "The University's collections
in those areas are extremely strong.
They are nationally recognized," said
Montori.
She added that the staff "sweated
blood" to get the grant.

CANTICLE OF THE STONES
Film directed by award-winning
Palestinian Director Michel Khleifi
A love story with the Intifada as background
Lorch Hall Auditorium, 611 Tappan $4 Admission
7:30 p.m. (two showings) Public Welcome
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 9 & 10 Arabic with English subtitles
Sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern & North African Studies

*Rutgers University slashes
funding for ROTC students

Save

From the College Press
Service
NEWARK, N.J. - Rutgers
University official David Burns said
August 22 that his school had be-
come the first in the country to stop
iving scholarships to ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps)
students because of ROTC's policy
banning homosexuals from the mili-
tary.
Following ROTC's ultimately
futile efforts in March to retrieve
scholarship money from students at
Washington University in St. Louis,
Harvard University and the Mas-

sachusetts Institute of Technology
who it ultimately found out were
gay, more than 20 campus presidents
signed letters to the Pentagon asking
it to change its policy.
None of the schools, however,
has yet carried out a threat to disas-
sociate from the ROTC program.
"One of the most important audi-
ences for this whole thing is Saddam
Hussein," said another official on
Brady's plane who spoke on back-
ground. "We need to let him see that
this is not one country or a couple
of countries, but it really is the
whole world."

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