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Friday, April 26, 1991
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elf! J Si Suns lose by 39 I: jj . 4 Dual goals benefit all Plain-talking playwright n Starlight, Page 7F Accent, Page 1C Sports, Page ID i 1A I. 1991 The Arizona Daily Star Jeny Stents! ft irn Axiiruirinrr n waif Vol. 150 No. 116 Final Edition, Tucson, Friday, April 26, 1991 35$ 76 Pages The cash will come from Prime Ticket, the cable-TV network that will pay about : $100,000 for television rights to a Sept. 14 afternoon game between the Wildcats and the Stanford Cardinal. About $80,000 of that money will be given to the band. UA band to get cash from TV football deal By Steve Melssner The Arizona Daily Star A way has been found to sweat out some cash for the Pride of Arizona marching band. The sweat will come from those Tucsonans willing to endure a 3:30 p.m. football game in mid-September. The cash will come from Prime Ticket, the cable-TV network that will pay about $100,000 for television rights to a Sept. 14 afternoon game between the Wildcats and the Stanford Cardinal. About $80,000 of that money will be given to the band. The announcement is good news for the 200-plus-member marching band. The cash will keep them alive for another year, though they will still have to make more cuts or raise more cash. They will still appear at all UA home games, will travel to Tempe for the annual game against ASU, and the smaller pep band will continue to inspire the basketball team to keep alive the 64-game winning streak at . McKale Center. But they needed $102,000 to continue at current levels. Band director Eric A. Becher said they may have to cut a few teaching as sistants, trim a few band members, and won't travel to the UCLA game Oct. 12 unless they find more cash for this year. The big catch is the timing of the Stanford game. The Pac-10 has already agreed to allow ABC to televise a game that night between USC and Penn State, and the contract forbids Arizona or any other school in the conference from appearing in a competing televised game, said UA athletic director Cedric Dempsey. That's why Arizona and Stanford will have to play in the afternoon heat. Dempsey said he was approached about the television rights, and the time change, at a meeting of Pac-10 athletic directors last week. Normally such a request would be rejected because of the potential for heat-related problems, said Dempsey. "Because of the unique situation involving the band, however, I decided to accept that opportunity," he said. "Our staff is already (at) work creating some promotions involving such things as sun screen, water and (sun) visors." And they have two slogans in mind to draw See BAND, Page 2A .TURKEY " . T JZZA Kurdish Zakho K -V8, " IRAQ hLA. IRAN JOROANN. V SAUDI ARABIA JSjeL. 100 mlleg h . 4" Zone occupied wo Km ty allied torn kuwait The Basis for an Agreement The current autonomy talks between Kurdish rebel leaders and Iraqi officials are based on a 1970 agreement which was only partially implemented. Here is a summary of that 15-point pact: B Implemented Partially implemented, disputed, or uncertain The Kurdish language is an official language in Kurdish areas and is the language of instruction in Kurdish schools. The government pledges to eliminate discrimination against Kurds in Cabinet ministries, public offices, the army and other posts. B The government plans special Kurdish affairs programs on television and will build more and better schools In Kurdish areas. Kurdish areas will be administered by Kurdish officials, including : police and security officials. B Kurds can establish their own student, youth, women's and teachers' organizations. - . ; - - .. Kurdish government employees will be rehired. Economic resources will be fairly distributed, with indemnities for past afflictions suffered in Kurdish areas and pensions for the ' families of Kurdish war casualties. P Kurdish and Arab villagers will be returned to their homes. B Land reform will be speeded in Kurdish areas. B The constitution will recognize the Kurdish nationality and language. Kurds will return their broadcasting station and heavy arms to the government. B One national vice president will be a Kurd. . Kurdish provinces will be governed in line with the agreement. The state will conduct a census to determine where there is a Kurdish majority. B Kurds will have proportional representation in Parliament. Source: AP research AP Saddam's armed police scare off cautious Kurds By John Kifner . 1991 The New York Times ISIKVEREN, Turkey "Saddam, he says one thing, he does another," said Suleiman Siridi, his lined face a map of past betrayals of the Kurds. "Now we don't go to Zakho because there are men in police uniforms, not police, but army. No." Sindi is a clan chief of the powerful Sindi tribe, which used to control about 15 villages on the outskirts of Zakho. He sat surrounded by relatives and followers on a mound of dirt near the helicopter landing zone where tens of thousands of Kurdish refugees perch in makeshift shelters, surrounded by filth, death and disease. Wearing new running shoes with his traditional turban, he recalled the 1970 agreement with Baghdad! setting up a semiautonomous Kurdish zone, which never came to pass. He fought alongside Mustafa Bar-zani, the Kurdish leader backed by the shah of Iran and, covertly, by the United States, when the Kurds rose up in 1974 after the Iraqis reneged on an accord granting Kurdish autonomy. He told how Kurds were forced from their villages and resettled far away after their 1988 rebellion was crushed with, he says, poison gas. "Of course, everyone wants to return home," he said. "But we don't agree with Mr. Saddam. We must do it in the way of the United Nations." Word that Kurdish rebels had reached yet another "agreement in See ZAKHO, Page4A Central Cd'mniiit to oust Gorbach e roie evas cts call arty chief Crisis of nerves cited as sign of a weak party By Brian Friedman The Associated Press MOSCOW The Soviet Union's Communist leadership decided yesterday to keep Mikhail S. Gorbachev as party chief, despite hours of criticism that prompted him to offer to quit. The demands for Gorbachev's removal ended in "a crisis of nerves on all sides," said Alexander A, Jo-morov, a regional Communist Party ' leader from Siberia. "This is not a demonstration of strength, but a demonstration of (the party's) weakness," he said in an interview last night as the meeting of the party's policy-making Central Committee ended. Delegates emerged from the Kremlin into a chilly spring eve- The Lithuanian Parliament says at least 12 buildings were seized by Soviet troops. Page 13 A. ning after more than 10 hours of what party ideology chief Alexander , Dzasokhov called "a sharp and critical exchange of opinions." Hard-liners at the closed session spent the morning blaming the Soviet president for the nation's protracted political and economic crisis, delegates said. In his closing remarks to delegates, Gorbachev said it had been one of the "sharpest plenums ever. It was impossible to expect anything else," the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. The hard-liners demanded Gorbachev declare a state of emergency to restore order, which he had already rejected on Wednesday, the first day of the meeting. Russian republic Communist boss Ivan Polozkov said Gorbachev had "abandoned the party," according to one delegate. For two hours, Gorbachev endured tongue-lashings from 18 delegates, and many urged him to resign, Interfax said. Then, in a tactic be has used before, Gorbachev forced the issue. He said he had had enough of the See SOVIET, Page2A Soviets are ready to co-sponsor talks on Middle East, renew ties with Israel By Owen Ullmann Krtght-RkMer Newspapers KISLOVODSK, U.S.S.R. The Soviet Union said yesterday that it would co-sponsor a Middle East peace conference with the United States if the superpowers can broker an accord that will bring Israel and its Arab neighbors to the table. In agreeing to be a sponsor, the Soviets signaled a readiness to resume full diplomatic relations with Israel for the first time since Moscow severed ties over the 1967 war in the Middle East Israel has made its acceptance of a Soviet sponsoring role at a peace conference contingent on normalizing relations with the Soviets. Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander Bessmertnykh, . V ' If i. . r 7 II I ii ftan .i -mJ Li 1 The Associated Press Boris Yeltsin listens to Russian Parliament's reaction to his report on agreements with Gorbachev TV show brings arrest of suspect in slaying By Carmen Duarte The Arizona Daily Star A suspected serial killer wanted for questioning in a 1973 Tucson murder was arrested yesterday in Phoenix after a television viewer of "Unsolved Mysteries" tipped off authorities to his whereabouts. Gregory Richard Barker, who also was indicted earlier this year for the 1982 rape and murder of an Alexandria, Va. woman, was arrested by Phoenix police and FBI agents. Authorities said Barker, 44, is a suspect in the murder of Leesa Jo Shaner, who was abducted from Tucson International Airport on May 29, 1973. Shaner's remains were discovered buried in a wash at Fort Huachuca on Sept 16, 1973. "We're glad to take a dangerous individual like that off the street" said FBI Agent Jack Callahan from Phoenix. He said Barker is a suspect in numerous murder cases across See ARREST, Page 2A WEATHER INDEX who met with Secretary of State James A. Baker HI in this spa resort in the Caucasus Mountains, said the Soviet Union and the United States would try to resolve differences between Israel and Arab states over the terms for holding a conference. "I wish to emphasize that the Soviet Union and the United States intend to assist in the convening and the holding of a peace conference," Bessmertnykh told reporters at a joint news conference with Baker. "We intend to act as sponsors of that conference." But Baker, perhaps reflecting his frustration at both Israeli and Arab resistance, said a peace conference would not "be a successful undertaking in fact it will not even take place unless the real parties to the See MIDEAST, Page 4A Not a Candidate. Former Congressman Jim McNulty says campaigning for the vacancy to be created by the resignation of Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz., would be too much work, so he won't be a candidate. However, McNulty also says he has not ruled out running for Congress in 1992. Page IB. Windy. Today is expected to be mostly sunny, with west winds 15 to 25 mph, gusting to a possible 35 mph. A high in the mid-70s is expected, with an overnight low in the upper 40s. Yesterday's high was 84. The low was 50. Details on Page 17A. Accent 1-7C Bridge IC Classified ...ID-IE Camics 4C Cemmeat... IMH Crassvard ID DearAbby IC Dr.Catt IC Horoscope IC Money HIC Movies WF Obiraaries ID Pablie marts.. 4B Sparts MD Starlight .... IMF TV SC Vietnamese disabled in war to get U.S. aid By Clifford Krauss : 1 99 1 The New York Times WASHINGTON The Bush administration said yesterday that it would provide financial assistance to Hanoi for the first time since the Vietnam War, approving a small but symbolically significant aid package for Vietnamese disabled during the fighting. The announcement that $1 million would be made available for artificial limbs comes less than a week after the two nations agreed to open an office in Vietnam to resolve the cases of U.S. servicemen missing since the war. It represents one more cautious step in a slow warming of relations that began two years ago. Administration officials reiterated that an initiation of full diplomatic relations or the lifting of a 15-year trade embargo would hinge on the Hanoi government's cooperation in accounting for all missing Americans and in reaching a diplomatic settlement to the civil war in Cambodia. But in the statement announcing the aid, Richard Solomon, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, also pointedly expressed appreciation See VIETNAM, Page4A I

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