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Israeli letter
on Jerusalem
displeases Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) - Egypt
received a crucial letter from Israel on
the Jerusalem crisis yesterday but a
high-ranking official indicated that he
was not happy with its contents and that
the Palestinian autonomy talks would
not immediately resume. -
The 15-page letter from Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin to Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat was delivered
to Vice President Hosni Mobarak by
Israeli Ambassador Eliahu Ben-Elis-
sar.
SADAT, WHO suspended the
Palestinian autonomy negotiations last
weekend for the third time in three
months, had said no decision to resume
the talks would be taken until he
received Begin's reply to a letter he
sent the Israeli leader.
The exchange of letters centered over
the latest crisis to Middle East peace
efforts caused by Israel's formal
declaration that Jerusalem is and
forever will remain the undivided
capital of the Jewish state.
Mobarak received and examined
Begin's letter during a 45-minute
meeting with Ben-Elissar. He would not
comment on its contents directly but he
indicated he was not happy with
Begin's reply.
"We shall not resume the
negotiations so long as there are Israeli
preconditions," Mobarak told repor-
ters. "We shall never accept precon-
ditions."
He did not elaborate. But Egypt
. repeatedly has said it regards as a
precondition the new Israeli law an-
nexing Arab East Jerusalem and
making it part of an "indivisible and
eternal" national capital. Egypt argues
this move prejudges the issue and
removes it from the Palestine
autonomy negotiations where Sadat
believes it belongs.
Israeli officials and news reports ha-

ve quoted Begin's message as saying
Egypt was free to raise the Jerusalem
issue in negotiations but Israel will not
budge from its position.
Cairo newspapers quoted Foreign
Ministr Kamal Hassan Alias saying the
14-month-old autonomy talks, in which
the United States is a partner, will
remain suspended until Israel changes
its position on Jerusalem.
Mobarak said he did not read the
whole letter during the meeting with
Ben-Elissar but did discuss its main
pointa.
PERPETUATED
PERFORMANCE
BERLIN (AP)-If Ameircan soprano
Anna Moffo confuses her identify with
that of Violeta, heroine of Giuseppe
Verdi's opera, "La Traviata," it might
be understandable.
The Philadelphia-born singer
recently gave her 700th performance
in the role at the new International
Congress Center here.
Singing with the famed company of
the Arena di Verona, Moffo, after suf-
fering for over a month with flu and
bronchitis, received a standing ovation
from the capacity crowd of 7,500.

Mle Iangutniho A
Tanguinho, a baby orangutan, gets a bit of exercise swinging on a branch
recently at the zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tanguinho is being raised by
biologists at the zoo because his mother abandoned him shortly after he was
born earlier this year.

'U'faces probe on sex bias
(Continued fromPage 1) "The policy now is that in order to reached at his Washington D.C. office,
vestigations. "The specific allegation look at any of this, we have to look at said, "the NCAA does not have any role
(of discrimination) really doesn't mat- the whole thing." she added, in Title IX (sex discrimination) enfor-
ter, because we'll be looking at the total Department of Education midwest cement, but the Association has been
program." acting director Bob Hewlett said his providing information ... advice and
MARY O'SHEA, spokeswoman for department is not involved in the actual assistance to help the schools deal with
the midwest Office of Civil Rights, investigations. "After findings are these investigations."
which will conduct the investigation at made, we can help the university come Kramer said he doubted any NCAA
the University, said, 'Even if a com- into compliance . . . but as long as rules would be violated by the univer-
plaint came in alleging discrimination there's an investigation going on, it's sities if they followed procedures called
in one small part of the athletic depar- strictly hands off for us," he said. for by the education department.
tment, we would have to investigate the NATIONAL COLLEGIATE Athletic The attorney added he was not par-
entire department. Association Attorney Bill Kramer, ticularly surprised about the in-
__ - l3-E vestigations. "They're clearly going af-
ter some major institutions.. .it's been
coming for a long time."
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC Director
and Sports Information Director Will
Perry said he "kind of felt ... that they
would be going to schools all over," and
was not taken by surprise by reports of
investigations.
Perry did confide, however, "I just
don't know what the intensity of this
will be."

One of Billy's travel pictures?
Ahmed Khomeini, (left with turban), son of Iran s Ayatollah Khomeini, and Billy Carter, brother of President Jimmy
Carter, sat in the same audience during a military parade in Benghazi, Libya in September, 1979. It is not known
whether Billy Carter met with Khomeini during his visit, Which was made about two months prior to the hostage in-
cident in Tehran.

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