The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 14, 1992 - Page 3
Iniki survivors work to rebuild Hawaiian island
LIHUI, Hawaii (AP) - A mili-
Wary airlift shuttled supplies and
equipment yesterday to Kauai, the
hurricane-ravaged "Garden Island."
Residents struggled to piece their
paradise back together, while vaca-
tioners waited to leave.
Crews worked round-the-clock to
restore power and telephone service
wiped out Friday when Hurricane
Iniki covered the lush, scenic, 30-
mile-wide island with 130 mph sus-
*tained wind and gusts to 160 mph. It
was the strongest hurricane to hit
Hawaii this century.
"I don't know how we're ever
going to get back to normal. I just
don't know where to start," said
Kathy Cabral of Kalaheo, whose
home was extensively damaged.
"We're just glad to be alive to-
day," said Jan Powell of Fairfax,
Calif., who was vacationing with her
husband in Koloa, on the island's
west side, which appeared to be hit
hardest. The Powells were staying in
an elementary school-turned-shelter.
"Guess we'll be staying a while,"
The hurricane was blamed for at
least three deaths, including one on
Oahu, and 98 injuries. At least 8,000
of Kauai's 51,000 residents were left
homeless, said Federal Emergency
Management Agency spokesperson
The wind reduced some
buildings to splinters and tore the
upper floors off others. An entire
block was wiped out near Lihue, on
the island's most heavily developed,
eastern shore. Yachts were piled
atop each other in Port Allen harbor.
Palm fronds, shingles and other
debris clogged roads._
Bush said .
yesterday he was . I
told that 30
percent of the
island's buildings were destroyed
and preliminary damage estimates
reached $1 billion. Bush declared
much of the state a federal disaster
"Our hearts go out to the people
of Hawaii and we pledge to stand by
them in support at this hour of
need," Bush said in Maryland before
leaving for a West Coast campaign
trip. Bush, who visited Florida and
Louisiana after Hurricane Andrew
last month, said he has "no plans
right now" to visit Hawaii.
The director of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency,
which was criticized for slow re-
sponse to Hurricane Andrew, arrived
at Kauai yesterday. Wallace
Stickney was joined by Patricia
Sakai, chief of the U.S. Small
Business Administration and a for-
mer Republican member of congress
About 300 Hawaii Army
National Guard troops also landed
yesterday on Kauai. Ten military C-
130 cargo planes mounted a 24-hour
airlift to bring in food, portable
kitchens, medical supplies, commu-
'Our hearts go out to
the people of Hawaii
and we pledge to
stand by them in
support at this hour of
- George Bush
nications equipment and other relief.
The Coast Guard stationed a cut-
ter south of Kauai to relay emer-
gency communications to Oahu,
where Honolulu is located. Oahu is
80 miles southeast of Kauai.
Though Oahu was spared the
worst of the storm, there was an es-
timated $2.5 million damage to 163
private buildings. About 11,000 res-
idents and businesses on the island
of 800,000 people remained without
Niihau also was raked by the
storm, but details couldn't quickly
be learned from the tiny, privately
held island 25 miles west of Kauai.
Niihau has about 300 residents,
mostly native Hawaiians.
On Kauai, Hideo Kahutani of
Lawai said the devastation was
worse than that of Hurricane Iwa,
which swept over the island in 19&r2-
and caused $216 million in damage
there and on neighboring islands.
"Plyboard from other homes
shattered our windows. Even the
walls cracked and caved in,"
by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter
Record store to
promote safe sex
*by Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporter
Music store buffs may be sur-
prised to find "vibrantly-colored"
condoms near the latest releases
from their favorite artists.
In an effort to promote awareness
of safe sex, Tower Records on South
University Avenue is giving away
free condoms to its customers.
Chrysler records and the English
*music group Carter the Unstoppable
Sex Machine are furnishing the free
prophylactics. In return, the boxes
are embossed with their name.
The promotion has been going on
mostly in England, but the group
brought their colorful contraceptives
to Ann Arbor at the request of
Tower Records Manager Tom Rule.
Customers receive a free, three-
pack of condoms with any purchase
of more than $10. Store employees
said customers may help themselves
to the condoms, located near the
Rule said he wants to bring in the
free condoms to raise awareness for
"all the students coming to college
for the first time, who are experienc-
ing a new freedom." He said he
hopes students will "be safe when
*experiencing this new freedom."
"I have known some people that
have died of AIDS," Rule said. "I
think this is a very important issue."
Rule said he has received a few
weird looks but no vocal opposition
to the condoms, and other store em-
ployees said customer response has
been very positive.
Tami Stanko, a Tower Records
employee, said there have been no
complaints, and many people are
Employees of the store have a
positive attitude about the promo-
tion. "I think if we can be involved
with promoting safe sex then it is a
great idea," Stanko said.
Jay Arnold, another employee,
said, "Bands are coming up with
unique promotions all the time. This
one caught our eye, and we thought
it would be a good one to do."
He also said sales have been up
for the band sponsoring the promo-
tion, and that they are receiving a lot
of name recognition.
"They are known as the band
with the condoms," he said.
Tom Rule added that he has been
"begging" other groups to sponsor
this kind of promotion, and that he is
working on similar promotion for
Madonna's new album, which will
be released in October by Warner
Many customers said that they
were unaware of the promotion until
they saw the display at the counter.
Bob Kraska, an LSA junior, said he
didn't think condoms would draw
people into the store, but instead
serve as an added bonus to shop at
However, he did express some
hesitation about using condoms that
"some guy at a record store gave
LSA sophomore Jill Legault miraculously finds a spot to park her bike near Mosher Jordan Residence Hall
o-democracy prts capturre
s""narrow victory in Thai election
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -
Pro-democracy parties that want the
military to stay out of politics ap-
peared headed for a narrow victory
in yesterday's parliamentary elec-
tions, the first since a bloody mili-
tary crackdown in May.
The four parties pledged to form
a coalition government if they won
the vote, which was seen as a crucial
test for a democracy that has weath-
ered military coups and brutal sup-
pressions of popular uprisings.
Nearly 32 million people were el-
igible to cast ballots, but turnout
figures were not immediately avail-
able. As usual in Thai elections,
there were reports of vote fraud.
Official results were expected to-
day. Projections based on exit polls
by Television Channel 9 showed the
pro-democracy parties would win
185, or 51 percent, of the 360 con-
tested parliamentary seats.
Television Channel 7 projected that
the parties would win 190 seats.
The greatest influence on the
elections was the so-called "Four
Bloody Days" in May, when military
forces killed more than 40 pro-
democracy demonstrators and
wounded hundreds of others in the
streets of Bangkok.
The bloodshed shocked Thais,
and further protests forced the resig-
nation of Prime Minister Suchinda
Kraprayoon, a former army chief
appointed despite popular
An interim prime minister,
Anand Panyarachun, a former
diplomat and business executive,
was named by the constitutional
monarch, King Bhumibol
Adulyadej, and in three months he
has taken major steps to slash the
"There are still some festering
wounds (in Thai society) so it's our
duty to continue healing those
wounds," Anand, whose term ended
yesterday, said after casting his vote.
"Your decision today will decide
The United States cut off some
military and economic aid to
Thailand to protest a February 1991
coupled by Suchinda. Thai military
leaders have quoted U.S. officials as
saying Washington would resume
aid after yesterday's election.
The election pitted political par-
ties that supported the demonstrators
against those that had backed
The most immediate issue could
be the pro-democracy parties' stated
intention to repeal a Suchinda decree
that granted amnesty to everyone in-
volved in the May crackdown.
Channel 9 said the Democrat
Party was emerging with 79 seats
followed by Chart Thai, or Thai
Nation Party, with 75. The Chart
Thai has traditionally been linked to
Analysts foresaw a coalition gov-
ernment of the Democrat, New
Aspiration and Solidarity parties and
the Phalang Dharma (Power of
A U-M graduate student is suing
the county over a state statute pro-
hibiting him from seeking a seat on
the County Commission this fall.
Corey Dolgon filed a lawsuit at
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
on Friday against County Clerk
Peggy Haines, who recently decided
not to place his name on the
Haines cited a Michigan Election
Law statute that prohibits a
candidate affiliated with a political
party the ability to run as an
independent later within the same
Dolgon and 17 other register&d
voters in the 12th District are con-
testing the statute.
Dolgon applied to run on the
November ballot as an independent
candidate for the 12th District
County Commission seat against
incumbent Commissioner Meri Lou
Murray (D-Ann Arbor). Earlier
this year, Dolgon ran for
Democratic Precinct Delegate.
"Excluding me from the ballot
is a violation not only of my rights,
but the rights of these voters to
vote for me," Dolgon said
Lawyers from the American
Civil Liberties Union and the
National Lawyers Guild, Dick Soble
and Michael Steinberg, filed the
complaint Friday afternoon.
"Both organizations feel that
this is an important case. There are
fundamental civil liberties issues
and fundamental principles of
democracy," Dolgon said.
Dolgon said his work with the
Homeless Action Committee
encouraged him to run.
"Politicians, instead of dealing
with the what is important to the
community, like homelessness,
community mental health and
prison reform, spend all their time
passing laws and statutes
maintaining their control over the
system," he said.
.Clinton to visit Lansing
despite Bush's silence
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
Bill Clinton plans to show up for a
presidential campaign debate in East
Lansing, Mich., next week, even
though his campaign has "not heard
word one" from the Bush camp, a
Clinton aide said Sunday.
"I think we're seeing a stonewall
on debates from the Republican
side," said Clinton's communica-
tions director, George
Stephanopoulos. "They are trying to
delay, they are trying to hold the
president back. I don't think they're
eager to have him go out there an
defend his economic record."
"We have not heard word one
from the Republicans,"
The president isn't saying
whether he will debate Clinton next
week, said Bush campaign
spokesperson Torie Clark.
"We just aren't talking about it,"
she said. "There will be debates and
it will all be worked out in due
Clark said Clinton was using the
debate to divert attention away from
Clinton's draft status during the
Vietnam War, which has become a
contentious campaign issue.
"They're trying everything pos-
sible to get attention off of that," she
said. "It is a serious vulnerability."
Clinton, meanwhile, took his
family to the movies, attended a
church service at which 11 anti-abor-
tion demonstrators were arrested,
and planned to meet with.a group of
Arkansas veterans at the governor's
That trip dovetails with Western
appearances by Bush, who was
meeting yesterday with former
President Reagan in Orange County,
Calif., and planned to tour
Washington and Oregon today.
Polls show Bush trailing Clinton
in all three West Coast states. He
lost Washington and Oregon in 1988
and only carried California, the na-
tion's biggest electoral prize, with 51
percent of the vote.
At a briefing for reporters,
Stephanopoulos brushed aside a new
demand from Vice President Dan
Quayle on Sunday that Clinton be
more forthcoming about his efforts
to avoid the draft in the late 1960s.
Peruvian government captures rebel leader
LIMA, Peru (AP) - The gov-
ernment said yesterday it captured
the mastermind of one of the world's
most fanatical guerrilla movements,
and the seizure could be a turning
point in Peru's fight to crush the re-
lentless Maoist insurgency.
Political leaders and terrorism
experts said the arrest of Abimael
Guzman was the hardest strike yet
against the Shining Path. But they
also said it would not end the rebel-
lion - and could even lead to more
violence because of Abimael's
Guzman, a former philosophy
professor known as "President
Gonzalo," and seven others were
captured in a raid late Saturday in
the Lima suburb of Surco, police
The Interior Ministry said the
group was taken by surprise without
gunfire, and that other key Shining
Path leaders were among those
The elusive Guzman went under-
ground in 1978 and had not been
seen in public since.
El Comercio, Peru's leading
daily, said Guzman was writing and
did not resist when anti-terrorist po-
lice broke into the house where he
was hiding. Anonymous witnesses
interviewed by Channel 5 television
said they saw Guzman, heavyset
with a graying beard, being hustled
The capture comes less than three
months after the arrest of Victor
Polay, leader of the pro-Cuban
Tupac Amaru Revolutionary
Movement, the smaller of Peru's two
main rebel groups, which took up
arms in 1984.
Since 1980, the Sendero
Luminoso - as it is known in
Spanish - has conducted a terrify-
ing campaign to create a peasant-
worker state in Peru. The campaign
coincided with the nation's eco-
nomic collapse following years of
The group espouses a commu-
nism so orthodox that it hailed the
collapse of the Soviet Union, which
it said was led by traitors to pure
communism. It also believes the cur-
rent Chinese leadership has failed.
President Alberto Fujimori has
vowed to end the insurgency before
his five-year term ends in July 1995.
He imposed military-backed one-
man rule in April, claiming corrup-
tion was blocking his efforts to fight
Guzman is expected to be tried
by a military court for treason and
faces a life sentence without parole.
The harsh measures were announcrd
recently as part of the government's
crackdown on terrorism.
In 1992 alone, about 1,500 have
died in more than 800 bombings ap$
other attacks. The Shining Path alsq
has intensified political indoctrina(
tion in the past year, especially in the
shantytowns of the capital.
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