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Page 4- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 20, 1985
Locals observe Nicaraguan birthday

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ry aid, was not present at by the Nicaraguan government in the Ironically, during the event the
' event, nor was he at his arts, agriculture, and health reform. district coordinator of the office
e when the demonstrators IN A reference to last month's returned from lunch and opened the
ste lastmonth. arrests, the Reverend Jim Lewis of office.
RDAYS eents- son-the Episcopal Church of Incarnation The coordinator, Cynthia Hudgins,
RDAY'S events - spon-thEisoaChrhfInrain did allow some resent to enter in
y the Latin American told the crowd that "it's like revisiting grosomre preet to te
Committee, the Interfaith the scene of the crime ... the doors groups of three to write letters to the
r Peace, and several other are locked again." congressman. The letters will be
groups - featured a birth- Lewis, one of those arrested in mailed immediatley to Pursell,
with six candles, balloons June, was referring to the doors of Hudgins said,.
d and white, and speakers Pursell's office which were locked STILL, many of those present felt
mented about progress in when the event began just before that Pursell was out of touch with his
since the revolution. noon. constituents. Baker said the group has
osset, a University doctoral "The decision to do civil continually asked for a town meeting
told the crowd about his disobedience was made on the spot with Pursell, but they have gotten no
n advisor to the Ministry of here," Lewis said, 'and we are deter- response from him.
re in Nicaragua. Rosset said mined that oppression will not rule." Though members of LASC and
'ears in the country have LEWIS ALSO said that Pursell other community members have met
im that the government is called the District Coordinator of the with Pursell's local office every Wed-
overcome decades of op- 'office after the arrests to find out the nesday afternoon, Baker said Pursell
names of those arrested. According to has never met with them face to
Lewis, because some of those face.
here to celebrate the, arrested have been politically active Hudgins, however, said:
sn experiment, and we mst, before, Pursell simply dismissed the "It's not true that he will not meet
gd. action, with them," Hudgins said. "It's just
W Zweifler, a University Lewis also called for a repeat of the that we've not been able to work out a
of internal medicine, said civil disobedience in September. schedule between the members and
ts like the birthday party "When he calls for the names on the congressman."
sary so "those here can let that strategic day, I hope he will find Hudgins said she expected the event
what the truth is in all kinds of names he's never heard yesterday and said that there were no
a.' before," Lewis said, disruptions.
r is also active in the THE HOUSE will probably vote In a friendly gesture as the event
Central American Health some time this fall on an ap- broke up, one of those present offered
Jetwork, an organization propriations bill to support the gover- Hudgins a piece of cake, which she
ds medical supplies to the nment of El Salvador, according to accepted.
combat the lack of adequate Dean Baker, a member of LASC. __
e facilities. Baker said the organizers are{
peakers also told of the ad- targeting that day as a repeat per- "
nts which have been made formance of last June's action. N
NO WAY! anniversary
TS to lease for the Fall Season, close to CAMPUS, with o f revo lution
he amenities: A/C, disposals, free parking. Room to
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -
Half a million Nicaraguans chanting
"the Yankee will die" packed a plaza
yesterday to celebrate the anniver-
sary of the Sandinista revolution and
hear President Daniel Ortega accuse
'' "' the United States of supporting
The Plaza Carlos Fonseca Amador,
which authorities say holds 500,000
people, was filled to capacity for the
official celebration of the sixth an-
niversary of the 1979 Sandinista
___--- _~ revolution that ousted dictator
-- - ------ Anastasio Somoza.
- Most of the people, dressed in the
Sandinista colors of red and black,
waved banners and flags and several
, - times broke into the chant, "Here,
there, everywhere, the Yankee will
Police Notes
Computer stolen
A computer valued at $2,600 was
stolen from the Undergraduate
rt'f ny- olon -M a isonAptLibrary Wednesday night. Campus
ffany-Colony-Madison Apis. ,"n4Mihbuaps
" security has no suspects but is in-
736 PACKARD No 100 vestigating, director of public safety
6 2Leo Heatley said.-
-Laura Bischoff

From United Press International
Reagan schedul~ed to Street investment banking firm.
ganThe president is particularly
leave hospital today pleased to make the appointment
WASHINGTON - President of Jim Miller to this job, calling
Reagan, described as "good as him an outstanding individual with
new ' after cancer surgery, will considerable experience and
return to the White House today background that will be a tremen-
with no change expected in his dous asset to the administration,"
lifestyle, a spokesman said yester- White House spokesman Larry
y , sSpeakes said in a brief announ-
Nancy Reagan told her husband cement.
"you're coming home" after she Gunmen shoot 4 in
conferred with his doctors, White
House spokesman Larry Speakes assassination attempt
Reagan's reply was: "Great, I'll BEIRUT, Lebanon - Gunmen
sleep in my own bed tomorrow firing from a speeding automobile.
night," Speakes said. shot and wounded a Druze Moslem
Speakes said the 74-year-old militia chief yesterday, sparking
president will have a lighter new tensions between Moslem
schedule during his recuperation, groups as President Amin
pacing himself and "taking it day Gemayel tried to arrange national
unity talks.
by day." The unidentified assailants
Dam breaks in Italy ; sprayed Imad Nawfal, a senior of-
death toll could hit 25o ficial of the Druze Progressive
Socialist Party militia, with
STAVA, Italy - A dam in the automatic weapons fire, wounding
mountains of northeast Italy him and his three bodyguards, in
collapsed yesterday, sending a the apparent assassination attem-
wall of watersand mudscascading pt near the offices of west Beirut's
through a popular resort area. At Channel 7 television station, police
least 50 people died and authorities said.
said the toll could rise to 250. The victims were taken to the
About 8.8 million cubic feet of American University Hospital.
water swept through the mountain
village of Stava after the earthen U.S.S.R. desires
dam, barricading an artificial relations with Israel
pond above town used to purify
minerals from a nearby fluorite JERUSALEM - The Soviet
mine, collapsedabout 12:15 p.m. Union has given Israel a message
Reagan f ffiC expressing a desire to renew
diplomatic relations and speed
to replace Stockman 'Jewish emigration ina bold move
WASHINGTON - President that could catapult the Soviets into
Reagan yesterday chose James the Middle East peace process,
Mlleraconservatieeconomist Israelradiosaid yesterday.
dubbed the "deregulation czar," to Soviet Ambassador to France
replace David Stockman as head of YsagVorits massdor
the Office of Management and message to Israeli Ambassador
Budget. Ovidy Soffer during a two-hour
Miller, 43, who has headed the meeting ina private home in Paris
Federal Trade Commission since three days ago, the broadcast said.
October 1981, takes over after Prime Minister Shimon Peres
Stockman, the key architect of said earlier this week that Israel
administration fiscal policy over would agree to Soviet participation
the last 4/2 years, announced he in the peace process if the Soviets
will leave government Aug. 1 to would reestablish diplomatic
join Salomon Brothers, the Wall relations.
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