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TODAY
Cloudy, cold;
High: 32, Low: 20.
TOMORROW
Chance of snow;
High: 38, Low: 26.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Women cagers
beat BC, 86-67.
See SPORTSMonday
Page 9.

Vol. CI1, No. 44

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, December 2, 1991

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Students
*fly home
for turkey
dinners
by Donna Woodwell
A Daily News Editor

Ukraine vote
could bring
end to Union

No wonder turkeys don't fly.
Travelers dreamed of home, high
school friends, and holiday fare to
pass the time while waiting in air-
port lounges crowded with
Thanksgiving fliers.
Many University students were
among the luggage-laden travelers
who flew home for then
Thanksgiving break. However, some
students said that traveling this
year was relatively hassle-free.
LSA senior Evan Fishel flew
with one of his former roommates
to his home in Long Island, N.Y.. rzy
Fishel said he was not crazy n.
about traveling. "It takes so much 5 x;
out of your day," Fishel said. But, he £
added, this year his flights went'
smoothly. "I had no hassles in the -
airport at all. Everything went
* smoothly."
Fishel also said he preferred
traveling with a friend. "It's easier
to travel with someone. You don't rr
have to sit alone waiting for the
plane, and you can get a ride from
the airport in case something goes H oliday strumming
wrong," Fishel said. Ann Arbor resident Ted Badgerow sings holiday songs to shoppers at Nickels Arcade S
However, some students experi- performing for passers-by for four years. For Thanksgiving photos from around the na
See STUDENTS, Page 2
bUAW pickets Hudson'seo
busiest shoppiniag weekend

KIEV, U.S.S.R.- (AP) -
Brimming with hope, Ukrainians
voted yesterday in a referendum on
independence that could deal the fa-
tal blow to Mikhail Gorbachev's
disintegrating Soviet Union.
All six candidates in an accom-
panying presidential election, in-
cluding front-runner Leonid
Kravchuk, have said the referendum
will lead to full independence for
the Ukraine and pledged not to sign
Gorbachev's Union Treaty.
That appears to mean the Ukraine
will break completely from
Gorbachev's central Soviet govern-
ment, unlike a few other republics
which declared independence but
signed the treaty.
But it was not clear whether the
Ukraine could legally secede from
the Soviet Union without recogni-
tion by the national legislature or
Gorbachev, the Soviet president.
And there would be formidable
logistical challenges to indepen-
dence: the republic would have to
set up its own border posts, enact its
own citizenship laws and complete
talks on removal of an estimated 1.2
million Soviet soldiers. The
Ukraine's Parliament already has

voted to create its own army and
currency.
Irina Uspenskaya, a retired
economist and ethnic Russian, ac-
knowledged the difficulties but
said, "I'm voting for my grandsons.
For me, I don't think anything is go-
ing to change soon, but for them,
yes, I want independence."
Early turnout was reported at
75.6 percent. Preliminary results
from the voting were not expected
until this afternoon but pre-election
'Independence is the
only way out of the
current situation'
- Viktor Zakerpikny
Ukrainian voter
polls indicated the Ukraine's 37.5
million voters were 3-1 in favor of
independence because of nationalism
and economic discontent.
Voters said Gorbachev had failed
to raise their living standard and
suggested the industrial and agri-
cultural powerhouse - dominated
for centuries by Poles, Nazis,
See UKRAINE, Page 2

Saturday. He has been
9tion, see Page 3.

by Sarita Kaza

The p

Thousands of holiday shoppers flowed shoppers
into malls this weekend for the biggest holidays
shopping day of the year. "We
But those shopping at the Briarwood Hudson'
Hudson's were confronted by people hand- monthsa
ing out fliers and picketing just outside the Since th,
main entrances, protesting a dispute be- negotiat
tween Hudson's management and the by the I
United Auto Workers union (UAW). Board),"
.Council may
by Ken Walker Accc
Daily City Reporter Attorney
The Ann Arbor City Council will de- compan
bate environmental issues and the city's "adds a
drunk driving policy in its regularly- prohibit
scheduled meeting at City Hall tonight. vehicle,
A second reading is scheduled for an or- now, th
dinance bringing the city's drunk driving this vio
laws up to speed with amendments to state CountyI
laws that will be effective as of Jan. 1, The1
1992. more th
Councilmember Mark OCiimet (R-4th exceed9
Ward) said the ordinance was geared to in an op
"toughen the rule up" regarding drunk partmen
drivers. open tot
"It clarifies language and brings us The
'more in line with the state code," he said. Use by

picket was an attempt to encourage
s to boycott Hudson's during their
shopping.
are here to support the Westland
's employees who had voted 18
ago to have UAW represent them.
at time, Hudson's has refused to
e even though they were ordered to
NLRB (National Labor Relations
said Don Waters, an impromptu

spokesperson for the Briarwood
protesters.
When asked to respond to the charges at
the Briarwood store, store manager Gary
Eslinger replied, "This is a one store issue.
We are contesting the vote in Westland in
the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals."
Waters then alleged, "Since that time,
in all the stores, Hudson's has harassed any
See HUDSON'S, Page 2

change]
arding to a letter from the City
y's office to the Council that ac-
ied the resolution, the ordinance
new provision to the City Code
ing open intoxicants in a motor
which mirrors state law. Until
e police could only issue tickets for
aation under state law and the
Prosecutor handled them."
legislation calls for a fine of not
an $100 and imprisonment not to
90 days or both for carrying liquor
en container in the passenger com-
t of a moving vehicle in any place
the general public.
"Resolution Concerning Pesticide
City Departments," listed under

DWI laws
new business on tonight's council agenda
includes several language changes and addi-
tions to stress the use of "biological con-
trol and/or least-toxic control" of pests
on public property.
The resolution language defines
"biological controls" as the use of
"predators or parasites" which feed on
pests, or using "pest-specific compounds
of biological origin" or synthesized imita-
tions of biological compounds to disrupt
pests' life-cycles.
The use of bacteria such as Bacillus
thuringensis for pest control was included
as an example of a desirable biological pest
control.

Mass Collision
Cleanup crews work to clear a section of Interstate 5 in California Saturday morning,
where more than 100 vehicles collided Friday during a dust storm. The accident killed 17
and iniured 150.

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Shiite Muslims: 2
Americans wil be
released this week ,

Drumsticks, dreidels
meet over weekend

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Shi-
ite Muslim hostage-holders
pledged yesterday to free American
Joseph Cicippio within 48 hours,
with indications that Alann Steen
could be coming out soon after.
Steen's Michigan relatives ex-
pressed caution.
Also, Israel's allied militia in
south Lebanon released 25 Arab de-
tainees yesterday to help move the
hostage-freeing process along.
ni%:I .:m-. n n...n :in

freed "no later than Wednesday."
It said the third American hostage,
Terry Anderson, may be released
within 10 days.
Steen's wife, Virginia, of Clark
Lake, Mich., didn't return a tele-
phone message Sunday.
"We certainly hope it's true,
but we've had so many reports that
we just have to wait," Dorothy
Rose, also of Clark Lake, Steen's
mother-in-law, said Saturday.
"That's the first we've heard of

by Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
Turkey, turkey, turkey, we made
you out of clay. And when we're
good and ready, oh turkey we will
play.
No, that's not it. Uh ...
Hanukkah is coming, the meno-
rah's getting fat. Please put a choco-
late coin in the pilgrim's hat.
That's not it either. How
about ...
Hanukkah - celebration. Come
together in every nation. If we took
a holiday, took some time to get
away, come on, let's celebrate ...

said last night. "We had a Hanukkah
party at home this morning."
Citron added that in fact he was
rather happy about the overlapping
festivities. "Normally, if it had not
come around Thanksgiving or
Christmas, I would not have been
able to celebrate with my family."
Citron's roommate, LSA junior
Bill Lome, said his family decided
to avoid having to confront two
holidays on the same weekend by
postponing their Hanukkah gift-ex-
change until winter break.
However, Hanukkah, the eight-
day long Jewish festival which
commemorates the rededication of
the Temple by Judas Maccabaeus in

Thomas Cicippio talks to the media in his home yesterday about the
possible release of his brother, Joseph, who is one of three Americans
held hostage in Lebanon.

Lebanon and Iran.
The Arabic-language commu-
nique, accompanied by a photograph
of Cicippio, said he would be freed

returned to the White House from
Camp David on Sunday whether he
thought a hostage would be re-
leased. "I hope so," he said.

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the ditties - the
coinciding end of

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