The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, August 11,
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli
Cabinet gave guarded approval yester-$
day to a U.S. plan for evacuating the
Palestine Liberation Organization from
west Beirut, but demanded a complete
list of the guerrillas fighters to be with-
drawn and the countries that will ac-
U.S. presidential envoy Philip Habib
arrived in Israel from Beirut late
yesterday and was to meet with Prime
Minster Menachem Begin today, U.S.
and Israeli officials said.
IN BEIRUT, Lebanese intermediary
Saeb Salam said Habib was carrying
the list provided by the Palestinians of
the guerrillas and their destinations.
Israel estimates there are more than
7,100 guerrillas trapped in west Beirut
by Israeli forces who invaded Lebanon
"We are very near to a solution,"
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir said
in a speech after the Cabinet meeting.
He said the Habib package included
"very reasonable proposals."
Israel insisted on a strong U.S. role in,
the evacuation, Shamir said, although
it encountered resistance from
Americans who believe the
peacekeeping force could be a
"THE UNITED States now has the
best chance ever for success in the
Middle East," Shamir told an
In Washington, State Department
deputy spokesman Alan Romberg
welcomed the Israeli Cabinet's st-
tement of "approval in principle" as an
"essential element" in settling the west
"We are encouraged that the momen-
tum of the negotiations continues to
build," he said. "we are cautiously op-
timistic that the remaining issues with
regard to west Beirut can be worked out
soon adn that we will be able to move
rapidly to implementing the
TUNISIA annonced it had agreed to
See ISRAEL, Page 12
PRIME MINISTER Menachem Begin leaves his office after the Israeli
Cabinet agreed in principle to the latest U.S. proposals for a settlement in
Pierce and Ferency lose bid for Dem. nomination
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be difficult," he joked.
FERENCY conceded last night in the
basement of St. John's Catholic Church
in East Lansing, announcing he would
not seek election again.
On his defeat, Ferency, who has
perenially been a candidate in
Michigan races, said, "I'm not happy
about that at all," but joked, "I'm
rather used to it by now.'
His past losses may have been a
campaign obstacle, Ferency said.
"Perhaps our cause can be better
carriedby someone who doesn't have 30
years of political scars," he added.
Pierce and Ferency, however, both
did well in Washtenaw County. Early
results showed Pierce garnering
roughly 50 percent of the county's
Democratic vote, with James Blan-
chard, the primary winner, and Feren-
cy splitting most of the remaining vote.
FERENCY SAID that he would
remain active in politics. "I'm going to
try my damndest to maintain some
political influence in the state," he said.
"I'm part of a lot of different movemen-
ts," he added, citing the anti-nuclear
His campaign staff accomplished a
great deal, Ferency commented. "We
showed that we could raise money on
the left side of the political spectrum.
People henceforth will not be reluctant
to engage in leftist politics."
Two things that marked this year's
campaign were the' number of can-
didates and the emphasis on per-
sonalities rather than issues, he said.
"I think the vast number of can-
didates overwhelmed the people," he
said. "I think that most of the can-
didates emphasized personal qualities.
We tried not to do that. I don't know if
that was good strategy or not."
Gary Heidel, Pierce's campaign
manager, said he did not think splitting
the liberal vote with Ferency was the
cause of defeat. "A lot of people were
undecided until the very end. And those
people just didn't show up at the polls,"
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so that police will be able to return the
victims to their families and they can
be properly buried and that people will
know the whereabouts of their loved
ones so that when a door is knocked on
or a phone rings they don't expect to
find their daughter out there
Watts' plea bargaining attempt
would find him guilty of a charge of
burglary with intent to commit murder
May 23. In that case, Watts allegedly
confronted a woman in her apartment,
tied her and her roommate up with
coathangers, and attempted to drown
one woman in a bathtub. Police ap-
prehended Watts as he fled the apar-
Defense attorney Zinetta Burney
originally said he planned to use an in-
sanity plea. But after yesterday's guilty
plea, Shaver received a report from the
Rusk State hospital certifying that Wat-
ts had been examined for 21 days and
was found to be sane.
Michigan flags fly in a steady breeze in front of the Campus Inn, lending stability to yesterday's hectic Michigan's