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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 11, 1990

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by Bill Watterson

Tearful families greet

returning U.S. hostages '

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by Judd Winick
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Associated Press
A Michigan man was heartily
greeted by his family and friends at
Detroit Metropolitan Airport yester-
day after more than four months of
hiding out in Iraq.
"I didn't know if I would ever see
my wife and kids again," Randy
Smith of Fraser said moments after
his airplane landed about 6 p.m.
"I've been replaying this scene in
my mind for the last four months,"
Smith said of his reunion with his
Smith's wife Carol and their two
daughters were among many people
to welcome him home with banners,
flowers, and balloons at the airport.
"I'm just so happy to have him
home," Carol Smith said.
Randy Smith, 36, arrived in
Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday and
called his home that night to say he
planned to fly directly to Detroit.
Smith, an executive with Cadillac
Gage Co. of Warren, said he and 14
other Westerners hid in a townhouse
just outside Kuwait City shortly af-
ter Iraq invaded Kuwait Aug. 2.
At least four Michigan natives
flew Sunday to Frankfurt. Three days
earlier, Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein said 8,000 Westerners -
including 900 Americans- were free

to leave his country and neighboring
"My life is still not back together
... and it won't be for a while," said
Miles Hoffman, who was released
last month after being wounded by
Iraqi troops.
Since returning to Columbus,
Ga., Hoffman has been in a perpet-
ual rush. His injured arm needed
medical attention, the media needed
interviews, worried friends and rela-
tives needed reassuring and Kuwait
still needs to be liberated.
Hoffman and his British fiance,
Nikki Murgatroyd, initially put off
their wedding until all Saddam
Hussein's hostages were released.
"Now she tells me she won't
marry me as long as I'm married to
the Free Kuwait (effort)," said
Hoffman, a financial analyst for the
Kuwaiti government. "I need time to
catch up."
"I have a sense of purpose ... and
my job," Hoffman said yesterday.
"You just have to put your life in
order and get on with it. The thing
is, some hostages are going to have
a hard time doing that."
A Pan Am jet carrying 152

Americans and four Canadians left
Frankfurt yesterday for Andrews Air T
Force Base near Washington. They
State Department, which charteredd
the flight, withheld the passenger
list. But relatives of John Gordon,
said the Upper Peninsula native, z
called to say he would be aboard.
"We got the call from him last..
night, about supper time," his
mother, Lillian Gordon of Curtis,
told the Marquette Mining Journal in o~
a report yesterday. "He said he was
tired but at least he was out of that f
Gordon, 46, had been hired tb
teach English to members of the-
Kuwaiti Air Force when Iraqi troops:
stormed his Kuwait City apartment.
Lillian Gordon told the newspaper@
that her son and other Westerners.
spent their final weeks as human-
shields, living in shipping contain-'
ers atop an Iraqi hydroelectric plant
called Saddam Hussein Dam.
Another call, from Frankfurt to'
Frankfort in northwestern Lower
Michigan, brought Albert and Ermar
McKinnon the news they were
awaiting: their son, Bruce, 44, ofi
Alexandria, Va., had left Baghdad and'
was safe.


It has come to the attention of the LS&A Curriculum Committee
that some exams have been re-scheduled at times other than
those posted in the Time Schedule.
The Curriculum Committee views this as a trend that may not be
in your best interests. Re-scheduling exams into earlier time peri-
ods may mean that you will lose the final class period; it may
mean that you are denied review time in class; and it may rob you
of study days. The committee wishes you to know what the regu-
lations are with regard to this practice and to know your rights as
The Faculty Code says:
An instructor may not depart from the official schedule unless
prior approval of the Final Examination Committee is obtained.
All students are expected to take their final examinations at
the time fixed in the official schedule of examinations. No
single student may be examined at a time earlier or later
than the official time unless a mutually agreeable time has
been arranged in advance by the student and the instructor.
Whether used for lecture or review, the committee believes that
you have the right to have your final class periods and the com-
plete assigned Study Days -few as they are. If an instructor re-
schedules and examination, you have a right to take it at the
scheduled time period.,
If you experience any difficulty in this regard, please see
Assisstant Dean Eugene Nissen (1402 Mason Hall; 764-7297) or
Mr. Alfred Stuart, University Registrar (1510 LSA; 764-6280)

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Walesa prepares to take power

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -
President-elect Lech Walesa returned
to his old shipyard yesterday and ap-
pealed for help in building a new
government. Prosecutors said his de-
feated challenger must remain in
Poland to answer slander charges.
Walesa spent the day wrapping
up Solidarity duties, one day after
his landslide victory over busi-
nessperson Stanislaw Tyminski in
Poland's first popular presidential
Union leaders began selecting a

new chair. They also began
preparing for free spring
parliamentary elections, when
Solidarity may form a political
wing, and planning for the expected
exodus of activists to the
government in Warsaw.
"I have to think as the president,"
said Walesa, touring offices in the
Baltic seaside town of Sopot, where
he will work when not at Belweder
Palace in Warsaw.
Challenger Stanislaw Tyminski,

Walesa a

conceding defeat, sent
telegram wishing him'


"I hope you will not make a lot

of mistakes and you can create condi-
tions for normal life in a strong, in-..Y
dependent Poland," he said.;-
Walesa will be sworn in to a
five-year term as president abogt
Dec. 21, barring protests of the vote,,
parliament Speaker Mikolaj Koza-,
kiewicz said.

Gorbachev accepts Nobel



Peace Prize from Moscow


OSLO, Norway (AP)- An envoy
for Mikhail Gorbachev read a state-
ment urging international harmony
yesterday after accepting the 1990
Nobel Peace Prize for the Soviet
president. Gorbachev said problems
in his homeland prevented him from
attending the awards ceremony.
In Stockholm, Sweden, King Carl
XVI Gustaf handed out gold Nobel
Prize medallions and diplomas at a
ceremony for the 10 laureates in
medicine, literature, physics, chem-
istry, and economics.
Gorbachev's acceptance speech,
read by Anatoly Kovalyov, quoted
the 18th century philosopher
Immanuel Kant: "Kant prophesized
that mankind would one day be faced

with a dilemma: either to be joined
in a true union of nations or to per-
ish in a war of annihilation ending
in the extinction of the human race.
"Now, as we move from the sec-
ond to the third millenium, the clock
has struck the moment of truth,"
Gorbechev wrote.
"Germany has been reunited. We
have begun to resolutely tear down
the material foundations of a mili-
tary, political and ideological con-
In Moscow, Gorbachev said he re-
garded the 71st peace prize as "a
recognition of what we call pere-
stroika and innovative political
thinking, which is of vital signifi-
cance for human destinies all over
the world."

Demonstrators in Moscow -
protested the award Sunday anal
Monday, blaming Gorbechev for
ethnic and political violence.
Kovalyov said the prize's $715
000 cash award probably would be
donated to worthy causes.
The other 1990 laureates included:
Literature prize winner Octavi6 -
Paz of Mexico, cited by the Swedish"
Academy for "impassioned writing
with wide horizons, characterized by '.
sensuous intelligence and humanistic }
Elias Corey of Cambridge;-
Mass., recipient of the chemistry
prize for discovering how to simu-"
late organic synthesis in the labora-
tory, making hundreds of medicar
tions easily available and affordable..

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Higher education received a one-
percent cut in the state budget. With
the exception of K-12 education,
other appropriations were cut by 9.2
"This is the first round of reduc-
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knowledgable and creative about
ideas that will integrate in and out of
the classroom experiences," Swain
Swain will continue working in
the Provost's office.
"She and I are going to work col-
lectively to try and improve upon
programs that are already in place,"
she added
Royster Harper said she is look-
ing forward to her new job and to
working with students.
"I intend to work with students
with integrity. I value their opinion
and their perspective. I'll listen and
try to understand what their issues
are," she said.
"Hopefully, this new year will
mean for Michigan a new direction
for working with our students,"
Royster Harper added.

tions. Higher education is frankly
very much at risk in this second
round of cuts," University Secretary
and Vice President for State
Relations Richard Kennedy said.
University Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) was also pleased
higher education received more mod-
est cuts than other programs, but

said the current budget problems
were caused by the past state admin-

istration's failure to grapple
growing financial problems.


"Now the piper has to be paid and
unfortunately, higher education has:
to pay a part of it," Baker said.

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