The Michigan Daily- Monday, September 16, 1991 - Page 7
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Lebanon's top Shiite Muslim cleric
said yesterday that a Western
hostage would be released in weeks,
but urged a one-time swap involving
the captives and Arab prisoners to
end the crisis.
Sheik Mohammed Mehdi
Shamseddine's statements came
amid intense speculation that free-
dom for one or two of the Western
hostages was imminent. Other reli-
gious leaders with ties to the kid-
nappers had predicted a hostage re-
lease in a matter of days.
Shamseddine called for a com-
prehensive swap - rather than
gradual releases - of Arab prison-
'I can't say in a matter
of days, but I can say
in a matter of weeks
- provided that
*continues to be put on
Israel to release
prisoners from Israeli
- Sheik Mohammed
ers held by Israel in return for the
11 Westerners held by Shiites in
Lebanon. But Israel says the de-
tainees will only be freed after a
full accounting of its seven missing
Amid other signs of movement
on the hostage issue, Iran's foreign
minister, Ali Akbar Velayati,
called for all parties to cooperate
with U.N. Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar, who is leading
diplomatic efforts to free the cap-
Officials in Syria, the main
power broker in Lebanon and the
first stop for most released
hostages, also said Sunday that they
have been on constant alert since
When asked about a possible re-
lease, however, Shamseddine said:
"I can't say in a matter of days,
but I can say in a matter of weeks -
provided that American and
Western pressure continues to be
put on Israel to release further Arab
prisoners from Israeli prisons," he
told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Last week, Israel's proxy militia
in Lebanon freed 51 of its 300 to 400
Arab prisoners and returned the re-
mains of nine Lebanese guerrillas
after receiving evidence that one of
the missing Israeli soldiers had died.
The sheikh said that he couldn't
predict the nationality of the next
hostage freed. Speculation has
focused on Jack Mann, a 77-year-old
former Royal Air Force pilot who
has been missing for two years.
From Tehran, Velayati didn't
make any predictions, but he ex-
pressed support Sunday for the ef-
forts of Perez de Cuellar, who
ended three days of talks on the
hostages with Iranian leaders on
Held in Lebanon are five
Americans, three Britons, two west
Germans and an Italian. The longest-
held is Terry Anderson, 43, chief
Middle East correspondent of The
Associated Press. He was kidnapped
in Beirut on March 16, 1985.
The 6:15 Amtrak train conducts its passengers away from Ann Arbor this past weekend.
Detroit courts offer a lecture,
probation for hidden weapon
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sens.
Carl Levin and Donald Riegle voted
to require federally funded clinics,
in some cases, to notify parents
when minors seek abortions. Earlier,
they voted against broader and
tougher notification requirements.
The votes came as the Senate de-
bated a $203 billion spending bill to
fund the departments of Labor,
Education and Health and Human
Services in fiscal 1992. The bill
eventually passed, 78-22, with Levin
and Riegle voting in favor.
The Senate approved 92-8 a com-
amendment proposed by Sen. Nancy
It requires a clinic's attending
physician to notify parents or
guardians within 48 hours of an
abortion for women under age 18.
But it does waive the requirement in
Another proposed amendnient
would have required notification
except when the woman's life was
endangered, the pregnancy resulted
from incest, or the woman had been
subjected to abuse or neglect. It was
rejected 55-45. Levin and Riegle
Meanwhile, the Michigan sena-
tors were divided over a proposal to
shift $3.1 billion from the Pentagon
budget to domestic social welfare
programs such as Head Start, low-
income energy assistance, and col-
lege tuition grants.
The proposal failed 69-28, with
Riegle voting yes and Levin no.
The Senate rejected an amend-
ment offered by Sen. Jesse Helms
(R-N.C.) to prohibit employers
from granting preferential treat-
ment on the basis of race, sex or
other discriminatory criteria. On a
66-34 vote, senators ruled the mea-
sure out of order because it wasn't
germane to the bill it sought to
DETROIT (AP) - In the law
books, carrying a concealed handgun
is a felony with a maximum sen-
tence of five years in prison. In the
metropolitan area's criminal courts,
it usually means a lecture and pro-
"First-time offenders rarely see
jail time," David Higbee, an assis-
tant Wayne County prosecutor, told
The Detroit News in yesterday's edi-
Macomb County Prosecutor
Carl Marlinga said judges share the
general public perception that carry-
ing a concealed weapon is a rela-
tively minor crime.
Prosecutors, judges and other
criminal justice officials cite sev-
eral reasons for the relatively le-
nient handling of concealed weapons
Many violators are otherwise
law-abiding people who carry a
weapon because they fear for their
"We've had an instance where a
grandmother was caught carrying a
weapon in a very dangerous neigh-
borhood," said Oakland County
Prosecutor Richard Thompson.
"The same kind of criminal intent
was not involved as you have with
the person carrying a gun because he
is going to be engaged in a criminal
Michigan's prisons are
crowded to overflowing with dan-
In Wayne County, many illegal
gun-carriers with otherwise clean
records will be placed on one year's
probation. If their records remain
clear for that time, the record of a
conviction is removed.
But experts agreed few people
without previous convictions spend
any time behind bars, and even many
who have criminal records get pro-
Michigan law provides for a
mandatory two-years' imprison-
ment for anyone convicted of using a
firearm to commit a felony. For
that reason, suspects caught for rob-
bery, assault or homicide generally
aren't charged with carrying a con-
Whatever the rationale, some
gun-control advocates and criminal
justice experts say Detroit-area law
enforcement agencies are sending the
wrong message with their failure to
jail illegal gun-carriers.
"There needs to be mandatory
sentencing for breaking gun laws,"
said Gwen Fitzgerald, spokesperson
for Handgun Control Inc. "We need
to send a signal we are serious about
enforcing gun laws."
"If you have laws on the books
that really aren't adhered to, it
causes further disrespect for the
law," said Professor Robert
Trojanowicz of Michigan State
University's school of criminal jus-
tice. "Quite frankly, from the crim-
inal's perception, it makes the law a
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