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Bush, Gorbachev
cut nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) - Pledges of
sweeping arms cuts by the U.S. and
Soviet presidents reflect their belief
that the superpowers now face less
threat from each other than from
renegades with nuclear weapons.
George Bush and Mikhail Gor-
bachev have moved beyond the ardu-
ous negotiations that characterized
decades of U.S.-Soviet arms control
and are instead announcing unilat-
eral steps.
Significantly, they made their
promises before either side had rati-
fied the Strategic Arms Reduction
Treaty, which was negotiated very
painfully over nearly a decade and
was signed at the Moscow summit
in July.
A member of a delegation headed
by U.S. Undersecretary of State
Reginald Bartholomew that arrived
in Moscow on Saturday to discuss
the nuclear cuts said both sides had
accomplished more in one week than
in five years of negotiations. The of-
ficial spoke on condition of
anonymity.
Behind the good intent of the
gestures,both leaders haveftheir
own barely hidden agendas, which
mostly overlap but in some cases
contradict each other.
Bush, while acting unilaterally
to scrap and mothball some Ameri-
can nuclear weapons, also wants to
dismantle Iraq's atomic potential.
Gorbachev also is backing U.N. ef-
forts to deny Iraq the bomb.
Gorbachev, for his part, wants to
reduce the chances of Soviet extrem-
ists seizing nuclear arms for use in
domestic turmoil. Bush shares that
goal and paved the way for Gor-
bachev by announcing unilateral
U.S. steps a week ago.

Bush sought to defuse Soviet
demands for talks on naval arms
control by announcing that he was
pulling tactical nuclear weapons off
many American vessels but not de-
stroying all of them.
Gorbachev met Bush by remov-
ing short-range nuclear weapons
from Soviet vessels and raised the
ante, offering to open talks on de-
stroying them. He also vowed to
remove from service three nuclear
missile submarines, with 48 mis-
siles.
Gorbachev called a long-standing
U.S. bluff, made originally by Pres-
ident Reagan in 1983, for the super-
powers to share anti-missile defense
technologies.
The Soviet president also re-
peated the years-old Kremlin pro-
posal to end superpower nuclear
tests.
Gorbachev said in his speech that
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and
the leaders of other Soviet republics
shared his opinion on the need to
eliminate the nuclear weapons that
are most difficult to control, in-
cluding warheads on artillery shells
and short-range missiles.
Some of the smaller nuclear
weapons are in Byelorussia, next to
Poland and formerly a bulwark
against the U.S.-led North Atlantic
Treaty Organization.
Gorbachev said he was removing
from "battle alert status" 503
long-range nuclear missiles, includ-
ing 134 with more than one war-
head. He did not say which missiles,
but the 134 likely include multiple
warhead missiles in Kazakhstan and
the Ukraine that have arousedinter-
national concern.

U-Club
weeken
prograir
by Marah Gubar
Student reaction to the new al-
cohol policy at the University Club
is forcing the club to abandon its ef-
forts to be the only nightclub in
Ann Arbor open to underage
students.
The elimination of alcohol ser-
vice after 2 p.m. has resulted in low
student attendance at weekend
events, causing the management to
cancel all night programming, ex-
cept for Laughtrack on Wednesdays.
This summer, a directive from
the President's office required the
U-Club to stop serving alcohol af-
ter 8 p.m. The club stayed open a
month during the summer despite
diminishing business, then curtailed
all night activities until school
started.
The U-Club decided it would be
best to stop serving alcohol at 2
p.m. to avoid hassles with students
in the fall.
Although lunch is continuing to
do well and dinner customers are
starting to increase in number, at-
tendance at other U-Club programs
has dropped to virtually nothing.
"When we opened up this year,
our plan was to have three local
bands and one national band in here
each month, not for us but for the
students. We could have just
stopped night programming and let
this place exist on the money from
lunch and dinner," club manager Ed
Burnett said.
The U-club's original plan pro-
vided entertainment from Wednes-
day through Saturday night.
Laughtrack, the Wednesday program
featuring local and out-of-town
comics, is the only night program
still proceeding as anticipated. The
rest of the week, set aside for dance
music and live bands, has folded due
to low student participation.
Burnett estimates that the first
Friday, Sept. 6, more than 200 peo-
ple showed up. But the next Friday,
the number dropped to 70, and the
following week to 40. The first two
Saturdays 40 people came. On Sept.
21, the U-Club presented "The Dif-
ference," a band many consider to be
one of the top college groups in the
nation. In the past, a draw of 200 or
more students would have been
normal. This time, five people
showed up.
For Burnett, it was the last
straw.
"We were not making enough
money to cover our costs, and that's
all we ask to do ... There's nothing

ends
d night
nmin
in it for us," he said.
"I'd guess that 70 percent of the
population here is under 21. Where
are they going? I think students have
put a label on the U-Club that
shouldn't be there. It's a scene thing,
somehow they think because we
don't serve alcohol it's not the cool
place to be. But they can make this
the happening spot.
"The students are always com-
plaining that they have nowhere to
dance, and that if they're not 21
there's no place to hear live music.
Well, we were offering all of them
live music, and we have the biggest
dance floor in Ann Arbor," Burnett
said.

"The bands don't even
come in here right now,"
said.

want to
Burnett

Home shopping
Ann Arbor resident Jean Moore shops for bargains at the Ann Arbor
Breakfast Optimist Club's annual garage sale.

Cracker Barrel rally returns to Belleville

Neither do the comics. "It's a
tougher crowd now. The way it used
to work, people would come to
comedy club to laugh. Now, with-
out the alcohol, it's like, 'O.K., I'm
here, now make me laugh,"' said
Laughtrack student comedian Chris
Curtis.
"I really think that if they don't
serve alcohol there's too much other
competition around for them to re-
gain their clientele without it," said
Stephen Shaw, an LSA junior.
"People usually go where the a1-
cohol is.... If some people stop go-
ing because of the alcohol policy,
other people will stop going also,
even if they don't drink," said
Nicolle Laskos, a sophomore at
EMU.
Fred Tarkington, a Fine Arts se-
nior, thinks the lack of alcohol may
not be the problem. "Maybe they
should advertise more. I never hear
about anything going on at the U-
Club except for Laughtrack," he
said.
Burnett has decided to give stu-
dents one more chance. This Friday,
the club is sponsoring a dance night
featuring three different DJs. The
cost for this special event will be
reduced to $2 per person. "All live
music and dance nights will have to
be stopped completely unless we see
considerable student support at this
event," said Burnett.
"I just want the students to
know that this place is here for
them, and we are really trying to
make it happen," he said. "But we
can't do it without their support."

by David Wartowski
Seven of an estimated 500
Cracker Barrel protesters were ar-
rested yesterday in Belleville dur-
ing the group's rally protesting the
restaurant's nine-month-old policy
which has terminated the jobs of all
gay Cracker Barrel employees.
Van Buren Police, who were as-
sisted by the Western Wayne
County Police at the protest, report
that all seven were arrested on a
breach of peace charge.
Protests began nine and a half
months ago when gays were fired
from restaurants in Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, and South Car-
olina, after "internal memos" were
circulated by Cracker Barrel's vice-
president, claiming that gay and les-
bian employees did not uphold
"traditional heterosexual values,"

said George Frisbie, who attended
Monday's demonstration and was
fired from a Florida Cracker Barrel.
Ron Woods, who has led both
Belleville protests, said four of the
the seven arrested were among the

lice, however, report all seven were
issued tickets and released.
Woods said he thought the police
treated protesters unfairly, pushing
the crowd into a ditch across the
street and arresting activists that

Woods said he thought the police treated
protesters unfairly, pushing the crowd into a
ditch across the street and arresting activists
that were only 'taking the same path as the
customers'

day's protest was met by an opposi-
tion nearly as large as the
protesters' group, Woods described
Sunday's opposition as "minimal."
Police moved the crowd of
protesters off Cracker Barrel's
lawn and into the street, restricting
access for a block. "We were able to
curtail business considerably,"
Woods said. He was "very pleased"
with yesterday's protest, but said
the protesters' intention "is not to
antagonize, but to educate."
Woods said that although nego-
tiations with Cracker Barrel are
now being discussed, Cracker Barrel
itself has made "no attempt to ne-
gotiate." Woods hopes Cracker Bar-
rel will reinstate the jobs of the 15
gay men and lesbians who have been
fired, along with back pay and for-
mer status.

protesters. The remaining were
counter-demonstrators.
Woods said after about 100 of
the protesters went to both the
Belleville and Van Buren police de-
partments, he thought the arrestees
were transferred to the Wayne
County Correction Institution. Po-

were only "taking the same path as
the customers."
The protesters, 400 more than at-
tended the first Cracker Barrel
protest last Monday, included sev-
eral Human Rights organizations
from the Detroit area. While Mon-

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Enact, weekly mtg. SNR, 1040 Dana,'7
p.m.
Comedy Company, writers mtg. All
comedic writers welcome. UAC offices,
second floor of the Union, 7:30.
Indian American Student Associa-
tion, weekly board mtg. All members
welcome. League, meeting rm C, 8 p.m.
U-M Asian American Student Coali-
tion, weekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
7:30.
Hindu Students Council. Union, Rm
1209, 8 pm.
VIA Hillel. Hillel, 6:30.
Speakers
"Rational Egoism in The Fountain-
head," Andrew Bernstein. Angell Aud
C, 8 p.m.
"Jonathan Edwards and Popular Re-
ligion," Prof. David Hall, Harvard Di-
vinity School. Sponsored by the Institute
for the Humanities. 439 West En-
gineering, 4 p.m.
"Commercialization of Medical
Technology," William Mitchell. 1014
Dow Bldg, 3:30-5.
"Reactivity of Electron Deficient
Clusters," Scott Druker. 1640 Chem
Bldg, 4p.m.
"Metallocene Base Ion Encapsulation
Agents," Brain Gibney. 1640 Chem
Bldg, 4 p.m.
Furthermore
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m. and
Fri. and Sat. 8p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Stop by
102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Extended
hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at the Angell
Hall Computing Center or call 763-
4246.

WALK.
Ultimate Frisbee Club, practice. Be-
ginners welcome. Mitchell Field, 7-9.
Call 668-2886 for info.
Guild House Writers Series, David
Sosnowski and Schaarazetta Natelege.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 8:30-10.
English Department Coffee Hour, ev-
ery Monday. Haven 7th floor lounge, 3-
4:30.
"Everything You've Always Wanted
to Know About Graduate School in
English... but Didn't Know Who to
Ask," panel discussion. Haven 7th floor
lounge, 7:30.
Donald Hall, visiting writers series.
Rackham Amphitheater, 4 p.m
Blues Party and Open Mike Night,,
every Monday, $1.50 cover. Blind Pig,
8:30.
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Monday practice.
IM Bldg, wrestling rm, 7:30-9.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club, Mon-
day practice. Oosterbaan Field House,
9-10:30. Call 996-3392 for info.
Career Planning and Placement.
Interviewing. CP&P Program Rm,
4:10-5.
Marketing Your Abilities: The Re-
cruiter Perspective. Union, 3:30-5.
Hewitt Associates: Employer Presenta-
tion. Union, Kuenzel Rm, 7-8:30.
Chase Manhattan Bank: Employer
Presentation. Union, Anderson C&D,
7-9.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
611 Church, 7-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
6:30-8.
"Women and Sexually Transmitted
Diseases," Lesbian Health Series, free.
Common Language Bookstore, 7-9.

Gorbachev
denounces
anti-Semitic
sentiments
MOSCOW (AP) - Breaking
decades of silence by Soviet leaders,
President Mikhail Gorbachev yes-
terday sharply denounced hatred for
Jews and bemoaned their exodus
from the Soviet Union.
Gorbachev's statement was car-
ried by the Tass news agency yester-
day and read the night before at a
ceremony marking the 50th anniver-
sary of the Nazi massacre of thou-
sands of Jews at Babi Yar, in the
Ukraine.
Gorbachev said persecution of
Jews did not end in the Nazi era. In
Soviet society today, he said, "Social
expressions of anti-Semitism have
not been surmounted and certain re-
actionary circles are exploiting this
fact."
Soviet and foreign Jewish leaders
have been pressing Gorbachev for
several years to speak out against
anti-Semitism.
He may have finally decided to
do so now because since the August
coup, he has been free of the hard-
liners who resisted condemnation of
anti-Semitism. Gorbachev may also
have wanted to please foreign Jew-
ish leaders who could support his
drive for international aid.
Many of the 1.4 million Soviet
Jews say they are harassed daily and

ToI.he

DOUG KANTER/Daily

Ben Novick and Kevin McGrath, both seniors at Pioneer High School, practice with the Ring of Steel Club near
Angell Hall. They perform in theater productions and are currently practicing for a performance of Cyrano de
Bergerac at the end of the month.

Bush has upper hand in Michigan,
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Pres- got 18 percent, and 24 percent were Michigan.
ident Bush holds a big lead over two undecided or refused to answer. Ballenger
of the top Democratic presidential The newsletter also asked a ques- decided vote
candidates among Michigan voters, tion that pitted Bush against Mario cratic. nomin
according to a new statewide poll. Cuomo. The New York governor leave Bush w
The survey, released today by has said he won't run next year, but percent supp
"Inside Michigan Politics," pitted many contend he would be the unh w

says poll
said even. if every un-
er went to the Demo-
nee that would still
ith his 58 percent to 60
ort.
hether he deervs it nr

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