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Page 4- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 27, 1985
Botha willing to negotiate with Tutu
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI) - President In New York, the U.N. Security Council debated a Fren-
Pieter Botha indicated yesterday he is willing to negotiate ch motion urging U.N. members to take economic steps to
with Bishop Desmund Tutu over the state of emergency protest the South African government's state of emergen-
used to arrest and jail nearly 900 black dissidents in the cy, declared for large black areas around Johannesburg
past six days. and Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The South African Council of Churches, which represen- Botha, responding to a call by Nobel Peace Prize winner
ts more than 10 million Christians in the country, condem- Tutu for negotiations on ending the state of emergency,
ned the emergency rule that gives police sweeping new said, "I am always willing to negotiate with anyone who
powers of arrest and detention. does not propagate violence."
THE COUNCIL said ina statement that extensive use of BOTHA SAID a special cabinet committee was holding
special police powers will "spell disaster for the future of talks with black community leaders on a broad range of
South Africa." topics. He said "anyone is free to approach the cabinet
"Levels of resentment, long over the danger mark, will committee or myself to make an appointment for
sooner or later boil over ina disasterous aftermath for all of discussions."
us," the council said. Although it was relatively quiet around Johan-
Racial violence that shattered black townships near nesburg, protests continued yesterday in several areas
Johannesburg during the first five days of emergency rule of the strife-torn nation. In the south, at Sekokeng, blacks
dissipated yesterday, police in Pretoria said. No incidents fire-bombed a school, but police took no action, a
of violence were reported. spokesman said.
AT LEAST 16 people have been killed and 891 detained At Cape Town's UWC College for people of mixed race,
since Botha ordered the crackdown on political unrest in more than 5,000 people gathered in a sports stadium to
36 magisterial districts. protest the mass arrests of black community leaders.
Judge hears sorority debate
(Conmn wfromPages1) amendment affected them. If that is misrepresented the changes by
zoning amendment which states that true, the amendment would be in- lbln hm"ehia hne ht
a group may move into a house if it l labeling them "technical changes that
ha ,0 qaefeicuigvalid. would clarify the existing rules,"
has 5,000 square feet, including If the new law is declared invalid, Witus said.
basement measurements, the sorority must move."a nt t
The old law did not allow basement Morley Witus, the neighborhood's The announcement identified
measurements to be used, so the attorney, said at the hearing the which rules would be changed, which
sorority could not have added on to notice of the amendment change in implied there would be no other
the house before 1984. the newspaper was "positively changes," Witus said.
NEIGHBORS ALSO said they did misleading." The announcement_
not receive adequate notice that the "THE NEIGHBORHOnnD hason-

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Car haulers strike
WASHINGTON - More than
22,000 Teamsters union truck
drivers struck in a contract dispute
yesterday, halting delivery of new
cars and trucks to automobile
dealerships nationwide.
Union officials said they do not
expect a quick settlement, and no
negotiations were scheduled with
the National Automobile Transpor-
ters, which represents the 35 com-
panies that employ the Teamsters
drivers.
A prolonged strike by the
truckers who haul thousands of
vehicles to showrooms each day
could clog factory storage lots
and cripple domestic auto produc-
tion, industry officials said. But
layoffs were not expected at the
early stage of the strike because
automakers currently are involved
in the 1986 model year changeovers
with many of the plants already
shut down and auto workers on
their summer vacations.
PLO backers killed
SIDON, Lebanon - Police
yesterday found the bullet-riddled
bodies of four men loyal to
Palestine Liberation Organization
leader Yasser Arafat, raising fear
of new factional warfare in the
southern Lebanese port.
Police said the bodies of the four
men were found in an olive grove
500 yards from the Ain el Hilweh
refugee camp on the outskirts of
the port of Sidon, 24 miles south of
Beirut.
After the corpses were found,
Palestinian guerrillas appeared in
force on the outskirts of the Ain el
Hilweh and Mieh Mieh refugee
camps, where some 22,000
Palestinians live, Beirut radio
said. Fighters set up checkpoints
on approach roads.
Officials identify 4
indicted for bombings
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Judicial
sources identified four of five men
indicted for suicide bomb attacks

on U.S. and Iraqi embassies
yesterday, while Lebanon
stationed soldiers and police at
American facilities to bolster
security.
Judicial sources in Beirut
yesterday, named Hussein Saleh
Harb, 40, a Lebanese, and Sami
Mahmoud al Hajji, 47, an Egyp-
tian, as having been indicted Thur-
sday in the April 18, 1983, attack on
the U.S. Embassy in Beirut and a
Feb. 15, 1981, bomb blast at the
Iraqi Embassy.
Subcommittee backs
Michigan wilderness
WASHINGTON - A House In-
terior subcommittee yesterday
endorsed a bill to declare 92,000
acres in Michigan as wilderness
areas after sponsor Dale Kildee
amended it to answer objections it
would infringe on property rights.
The public lands subcommittee
approved the bill on a voice vote
with only Rep. Michael Strang, R-
Colo., objecting. The bill now goes
to the full committee. It would
create 11 wilderness areas, 10 in
the Upper Peninsula.
The 3,000-acre Nordhouse Dunes
area in the Manistee National
Forest, the only site in the Lower
Peninsula, was the major item of
debate. Republicans said a wilder-
ness designation could make it dif-
ficult for Gerald Derks, the holder
of mineral rights, to utilize those
rights.
Proposed gambling
in Mich. faces attack
LANSING - A religious-based
group and Attorney General Frank
Kelley yesterday blasted any at-
tempt to introduce casino gam-
bling into the state, and Kelley also
launched into the Michigan lottery.
The Michigan Council on Alcohol
Problems, a group headed by the
Rev. Allen Rice, said it is
distributing a book through
religious groups in response to
reports that the city of Detroit
wants to place a gaming complex
on Belle Isle.

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posed every move for more student
housing in the neighborhood, and
HE FALL CRUNCH? would have been at the meetings (the
Ann Arbor Planning Commission and
city council meetings at which mem-
W A Yhers discussed the 1984 amendment)
if they thought it would affect them,"
1 & 2 BEDROOM APART- he added.
ason, close to CAMPUS, with But City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw
sacs free parking. Room to disputed the claim that the neighbors
received inadequate notice.
"The newspaper gave an adequate
notice. City officials tried to follow the
law carefully," he said.
THE NEIGHBORS also argue that
the sorority should not be allowed to
move into the house just because it
has spent money on hiring an ar-
chitect and purchasing the house.
"Expenses are part of the risk of
application" Witus said. "The
sorority bought the property knowing
full well they did not have final ap-
proval. It was all done at their own
w w < ---"-"risk."
- Jerald Lax, the sorority's attorney,
said the expenses are not as impor-
- tant as the fact that the sorority needs
a home.
"THE SORORITY cannot attract
members without a home," Lax said.
"The organization's existance will be
injeopardy."
Deake said he would consider only
the validity of the 1984 amendment.
If the amendment is declared in-
valid, he will grant an injunction to
permanently bar the sorority from the
house.
-Madison Apts. Both lawyers were unsure what the
decision willbe.
QRD No. 100 "I don't know what he's going to
2194 do," Witus said. "He may decide to
consider more than the 1984 amen-
dment, and then again, he may not."

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