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Two Germans relief workers
also are held. Their release is be-
lieved to hinge on freedom for two
Lebanese brothers imprisoned in
Germany for terrorism. The broth-
ers' elder sibling is security chief in
'I have to learn
everything all over
- Joseph Cicippio,
freed hostage
Beirut for Hezbollah, the Shiite fac-
tion believed to be an umbrella
group for the kidnappers.
Israel's chief hostage negotiator,
Uri Lubrani, said Israel would re-
lease its key Arab bargaining chip,
detained Lebanese Hezbollah leader
Sheik Abdul-Karim Obeid, "only
after we receive our prisoners and

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break completely from the Soviet
The Soviet central government
says approval from the national par-
liament is needed for a republic to
secede. However, the Baltic states
announced their break without such
procedures, and Moscow ultimately
accepted their decision.
Kravchuk was elected with about
60 percent of the vote, well ahead of
former dissident Vyacheslav
Chornovil, the closest challenger in
a field of six candidates. All of the
candidates endorsed the secession
The Ukrainian parliament is ex-
pected to accept the results of the
referendum today. It voted to de-
clare independence Aug. 24 in the
power vacuum that followed the
collapse of the hard-line coup
against Gorbachev.

The Ukraine, whose 52 million
people account for about a fifth of
the Soviet population, has the most
fertile farmland in the Soviet
Union. The republic, which is nearly
as big as Texas, produces 56 percent
the nation's corn. 54 percent of its
'An independent
Ukraine is born'
- Leonid Kravchuk
Ukrain president-elect
sugar beets, 47 percent of its iron
and 23 percent of its coal.
It also has 1.3 million Soviet
soldiers, 176 ballistic nuclear mis-
siles and one-third of the Soviet
Union's tactical nuclear weapons
based on its territory.
Kravchuk told the foreign elec-
tion observers he would propose
that Russia, Byelorussia,
Kazakhstan and the Ukraine share
collective control over nuclear

State Supreme Court to
hear AIDS rumor case


LANSING (AP) - The Michi-
gan Supreme Court will hear argu-
ments on whether a woman who
left her job after being falsely ru-
mored to be carrying the AIDS virus
can sue her employer under Michi-
gan laws protecting the civil rights
of handicapped people.
On the court's agenda for the
next three days, besides the AIDS
rumor case, are 10 other cases, in-
cluding two libel cases and a
business tax deduction dispute.
The rumor case is the first case to
be argued before the Michigan
Supreme Court involving AIDS,
said court spokesperson Tom
The woman's attorney, Mark
Brewer, said yesterday that the
case's importance goes beyond indi-
viduals with AIDS or members of
groups considered likely to contract
the disease.
George Platsis, attorney for the
employer, said the law should only
cover physical handicaps to prevent
being unconstitutionally vague.
Dorene Sanchez was the target of
a false rumor in November 1987
that she had the AIDS virus.
Kostas Lagoudakis, Owner of the
Paradise Family Restaurant in
Coldwater, told her she could not
work until she proved she was not
carrying the virus because some cus-
tomers refused to allow her to wait
on them.
Sanchez tested negative for the

virus but was so humiliated that she
did not return to work. She sued the
restaurant claiming her rights under
the Michigan Handicappers' Civil,
Rights Act were violated.
The suit was dismissed by the
Branch County Circuit Court Judge
Michael Cherry on the grounds that
Sanchez did not have a handicap as
On the court's agenda
for the next three
days, besides the
AIDS rumor case, are
10 other cases, in-
cluding two libel
cases and a business
tax deduction dispute
defined by the law. The dismissal
was conditioned on the restaurant
paying Sanchez $1,200 in lost wages,
costs and attorney fees.
The Michigan Court of Appeals
upheld that decision. Oral
arguments are tomorrow.
A case to be argued Thursday has
potential ramifications for the
state's bank account and the tax
bills of large, multi-state
The appeals court last February
declared unconstitutional the capi-
tal acquisition deduction to the sin-
gle business tax on the grounds that
it discriminated against multi-state

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Architecture, Planning,
and Preservation

The Shape of
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Applications are being accepted for
the 1992-1993 academic year at the
Special Undergraduate Program. A junior year
introduction to architecture, urban planning, and
historic preservation for students who have
completed their sophomore year at an accredited
college or university. Students spend the first
semester in New York at the Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the
second semester in Paris at Columbia's studio and
classroom facility in the historic Marais district.
The program offers a choice of academic terms:
1. Summer, 1992 in New York and Fall, 1992 in Paris.
2. Fall, 1992 in New York and Spring, 1993 in Paris.
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would have to provide gloves,
masks, mouth guards and smocks for
workers who might come in contact
with blood. Proper needle disposal,
thorough cleaning of equipment and
the careful storage of medical waste
would also be required.
Employers would have to imme-
diately write an "exposure control
plan," and identify workers who
might be at risk and train them on
how to protect themselves.
A municipal police department
might train officers on wearing
gloves when breaking up a fist fight

or handling bloodied evidence.
Vaccines would have to be offered
to those officers.
Not all police would be pro-
tected by the new regulations.
Public sector employees in 27 states
do not fall under federal OSHA
laws. The Labor Department said it
was asking the governors of those
states to extend the protections to
public employees such as police and
public hospital workers.
The other 23 states with their
own OSHA plans have six months
to come up with comparable
Employers who violate the regu-
lations would be subject to OSHA
penalties that apply to all federal

Its ruling would have let com-
panies deduct from their Michigan
taxes the amount of their
investments were in other states.
That would have wiped out the
tax liability of many large compa-
nies and cost the state treasury
about $500 million, or roughly a
fourth of what the single business
tax brings in.
The Legislature later modified
the deduction to meet the appeals
court's objections, but the case is be-
ing appealed to establish the
constitutionality of the deduction.
Both libel cases are scheduled for
arguments today.
The Battle Creek Enquirer was
ordered to pay $1 million to David
Rouch after it published an article
that he believed was defamatory.
The article was based on informa-
tion the newspaper gathered from
township records.
The appeals court upheld the
damages awarded by a Calhoun
County Circuit Court jury.
Virgil and Barbara Howe sued
the Detroit Free Press over an
article they believed was libelous.
The newspaper sought a copy of
the elder Howe's probation report *
to back up a 1986 article that
described Howe as an alcoholic.
The Supreme Court will be asked
to decide whether a state law pro-
hibiting public disclosure of the
records gives judges any discretion
to release them.
safety laws. Each serious violation
could cost an employer up to
$70,000, and jail terms are possible
for egregious violations that cause
injury or death.
The standards will cost busi-
nesses about $820 million a year,
with the largest expense for per-
sonal protective equipment such as
gloves, OSHA said.
The standards require employers
to offer voluntary hepatitis-B vac-
cinations to all employees who
might be exposed to the virus. Any
employee who was exposed would
receive a' medical follow-up and
counseling under the OSHA
that affect the gay community on
"Many, many lesbians, gay men
and bisexual people are affected by
AIDS because theysare close to peo-
ple who have become infected, ill, or
died, no matter what their sexual
orientation," he said.
Also present at the celebration
will be Wellness Huron Valley, the
Midwest AIDS Prevention Project,
and the University Health Service
Safer Sex Peer Education Program.
that it does receive a fair amount of
money from the state, and I think
we really have to put together some
sort of plan in the event that we
don't have that kind of money in the
future," he said.
City Councilmember Kurt
Zimmer, the only Democrat to be
elected to the 4th Ward during the
last 10 years, echoed Nicolas' sen-
timents that the candidate is an in-
dependent thinker.
"He thinks. He just doesn't take
things because somebody else says
them. He seems not to use precon-
ceived facts," Zimmer said.

Dean of Admissions
Graduate School of Architecture,
Planning, and Preservation
400 Avery Hall
Columbia University
New York, New York 10027
(212) 854-3510
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vey of 20 universities nationwide
run by the American College
Health Association, 2.3 out of every
1,000 college students are infected
with HIV. If the survey correctly
reflects the University, about 80
students on this campus are infected.
"This is a problem that is not go-
ing away. The only way to deal with

this epidemic is education," Paulson
Representatives from several or-
ganizations will be on hand to dis-
tribute educational literature, in-
formation on HIV antibody coun-
seling and testing sites, and free
Jim Toy, co-coordinator of the
Lesbian/Gay Male Programs Office,
said his office felt compelled to as-
sist in the celebration to maintain
its practice of addressing concerns

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Aside from attending Demo-
cratic caucus meetings and maintain-
ing close ties with the Ann Arbor
Democratic Party, Nicolas in 1989
founded Helping Hands for the
Homeless, a non-profit organization
that raised more than $10,000 for
the Shelter Association of Ann Ar-
Nicolas said he believes home-
lessness is an important priority,
but he criticized activist tactics used
by the Homeless Action Commit-
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While the administration is pro-
ceeding with extraordinary secrecy,
withholding most details just two
days before the scheduled opening,
the officials disclosed that the nego-
tiations would be held at the State
Department barring a last-minute
"We'll be open and ready for
business," Tutwiler said without
revealing the State Department was
the choice.
She also said Benjamin
Netanyahu, a senior aide to Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, would
arrive here today on business "not
connected or related to the talks."
On the Palestinian problem,
Tutwiler suggested the strategy
followed on visas was to warn off
the ineligible. One believed to be in
that category is Nabil Shaath, a
close adviser to Arafat.
Tutwiler said she was not aware
of him requesting a visa. And, she
said, "we have had discussions and

Instead, he said the city should
increase fund-raising efforts.
"It's a small step, but at least
something gets done. Maybe it
doesn't put you in the limelight, and
it doesn't attract a lot of attention,
but for the people it's helped, it's
made a difference in their lives,"
Nicolas added.
Nicolas said he also believes the
city should restore crumbling park-
ing structures and examine the cost-
efficiency of the Ann Arbor Transit
Authority's bus service.
"One of the concerns I have is

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