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20,000 officers in Japan search for cult leaders

TOKYO (AP) - After weeks of
moving cautiously, police threw a
wide dragnet around Japan yesterday
to find the leaders of a cult suspected
in the deadly nerve gas attacks on
Tokyo's subways.
At least 20,000 officers fanned out
to search cars at roadblocks, while the
coast guard checked boats leaving the
country. Police inTokyowenton"emer-
gency alert" over fears cult followers
might launch an attack this weekend.

In a book released last month, cult
leader Shoko Asahara predicted a di-
saster in Tokyo this weekend. Police
patrolled the city's most crowded
neighborhoods and its government
district yesterday in case cult mem-
bers interpreted the prediction as a
sign to do damage.
According to police sources, sect
followers have telephoned their fami-
lies and told them to be careful in the
next few days, and there are rumors in

the sect that sarin - the nerve gas
used in the subways - may be scat-
tered in a Tokyo nightclub district,
the Kyodo News Service reported.
Police have arrested more than 70
cult members on a variety of pretexts
since the March 20 subway attack
that killed 11 people, sickened 5,500
and stunned a nation that had thought
itself free from terrorism.
Now police apparently believe
they have enough evidence to arrest

most of the top figures of the Aum
Shinri Kyo, or Supreme Truth, sect.
Police mobilized about 20,000 of-
ficers at 1,000 checkpoints, accord-
ing to Yomiuri, Japan's highest circu-
lation daily.
Police also planned raids this week-
end at more than 110 cult facilities and
"hiding places," Kyodo said. Asahara
and other top leaders of the sect have
dropped out of sight, although follow-
ers say Asahara is still in Japan.

NA'rJONAL REPORT
Rep. Dornan enters presidential race
WASHINGTON - Positioning himself as the conservative who can best
defend America against "moral decay," California Rep. Robert K. Dornan
yesterday formally entered the race for the 1996 GOP presidential nomination.
Flanked by his family, Dornan, 62, called on his
Republican opponents to focus on social issues because
"moral decay is rotting the heart and the soul of our '
country."
Doman's rambling announcement speech was deliv-
ered before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memo-
rial to symbolize the "war on crime," a key campaign plank.
Society's increasing violence, he said, is linked to a "cul-
tural meltdown," and he is intent on steering the Republican
debate to the hard right on "pro-family" social issues.
The nine-term congressman - long known for his Dornan
attacks on the House floor against abortion, gay rights and
President Clinton -- tried to downplay his bombastic image.
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commitment (to) national leadership
in providing significantly expanded
roles for University of Michigan
women in higher education," accord-
ing to the report.
"I don't think we can be a strong
University without this diversity," said
Carol Hollenshead, chair of the
president's Committee on Women's.
Issues.
The Office of Human Resources
and Affirmative Action has become
the centralized agency for handling
sexual harassment complaints.
"That's a real key thing because
students are the ones that get harassed
and now they'll have a department to
go to," said Jane Thorson, Agenda for
Women coordinator.
Roundtable and focus group dis-
cussions this year have examined top-
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women of color, University staff
women and students' priorities. The
report lists changes made in response
to women's concerns, including:
* Parking regulations for Univer-
sity lots were recently modified to
increase nighttime parking safety on
campus.
Many students had complained of
strict parking regulations, which they
say prohibited them from parking near
their homes and forced them to walk
long distances after dark.
A new alternative staff griev-
ance procedure was implemented and
will involve conciliation and consul-
tation.
"This program will be available to
those staff who wish to use an alterna-
tive to the grievance system," said
HRAA Executive Director Jackie
McClain. "It is designed to be non-
confrontational and a win-win situa-
tion."
Policies concerning the role of
women as caregivers for dependents
are under review. Duderstadt sent out,
a communication last month encour-
aging flexibility in work scheduling.
The progress report also indi-
cates increased publicity of the
Agenda - a Women's Agenda logo
is underway and an electronic bulle-
tin board has been created.
Committees are considering addi-
tional training, sensitivity and man-
agement programs, as well as further
salary monitoring and dependent care
actions.
"The report reflects the work that's
been done since last April. It's kind of
a running tally of initiatives that are
going on around campus," Thorson
said.
- Daily Staff Reporter
Ronnie Glassberg contributed to
this report.

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U.S. hardens stand on
Japanese automakers
WASHINGTON - The Clinton
administration has decided to wage
an all-out assault on the heart of
Japan's industrial might, its auto in-
dustry, in what could be the most
bruising trade battle of all between
the world's two largest economies.
Administration officials said the
President's National Economic Coun-
cil has given the go-ahead to drawing
up a target list of more than $1 billion
in Japanese imports that could be sub-
ject to punitive tariffs of 100 percent if
the two countries fail to agree in current
talks.
The list of potential targeted
products will be released in early
May, if talks have not made signifi-
cant progress by that time. The sanc-
tions would go into effect after a 30-
day public comment period, said
the officials, who spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity.
Thedispute involvesefforts toopen
Japan's market for autos and auto
AROUND THE W
Iraq offered new plan
to sell oil for supplies
UNITED NATIONS -The United
States and its allies yesterday offered
Iraq a plan to let it sell oil to buy food,
medicine andother humanitarian sup-
plies for its people.
The Security Council was expected
to vote on the proposal today.
Iraqi Deputy Premier Tariq Aziz,
who is in New York, was consulting
with his government on whether it
would accept terms of the draft resolu-
tion, a British diplomat said on condi-
tion of anonymity.
The plan aims to deflect criticism
that ordinary Iraqis are suffering from
U.N. economic sanctions in place since
Saddam Hussein's army invaded Ku-
wait in August 1990.
Chances for lifting sanctions, which
include a ban on oil sales, dimmed this
week after U.N. weapons inspectors
said Iraq may be making germ warfare
agents.
In contrast, the top U.N. nuclear
weapons inspector for Iraq said docu-
ments published Sunday by a British
newspaper suggesting that Iraq is se-
cretly working on nuclear weapons
appear to be fake.
The ofil sale proposal, backed by the
United States, Britain, Argentina and

parts, a sector that accounted for more
than 60 percent of lastyear's record
$66 billion trade deficit Japan.
The administration decision fol-
lows months of internal debate.
White House press secretary Mike
McCurry refused to disclose specif-
ics of the administration's decision. 0
Clinton won't sign
no-tax-hike pledge
WASHINGTON - Calling it a
matter of principle, President Clinton
said yesterday that he will not sign a
pledge to refrain from raising taxes. To
do so, he said, would run the risk of
"breeding cynicism" among Americans.0
In a television interview, Clinton
also promised to examine Republican
proposals to scrap the current income
tax system in favor of a flat tax, but
warned that most studies suggest such
a move would boost the deficit and
increase taxes on the middle class.
"I'm going to put apencil to a piece
of paper and figure out how it works,"
Clinton told CNN.
Oman, would let Iraq export $2 billion
worth of oil over 180 days despite U.N.
sanctions.
Iraq rejected a similar proposal in
1991, saying its conditions infringed
on its sovereignty.
Ukraine aims to close
Chernobyl by 1999
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine has
agreed to close the Chernobyl power
plant, site of the world's most cata-
strophic nuclear accident, within five
years, Ukrainian and European offi-
cials announced yesterday..0
The decision appeared to have bro-
ken a months-long stall in talks be-
tween Ukraine and Western nations
over closing the plant, one of whose
reactors exploded in 1986, spewing
radioactivity over much of Europe.
French Environment Minister Michael
Barnier, representing the 15-nation
European Union, praised the "coura-
geous and importantdecision" by Presi-
dent Leonid Kuchma and said the EU
would press the United States and Ja-
pan to join in contributing new money
to help Ukraine absorb shutdown costs.
Ukrainian and Western officials said
the shutdown plan was contingent on
greater offers of Western aid.
- From Daily wire services

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