The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 7, 1986 · Page 10
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 10

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 7, 1986
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The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 7,1986 Page 10 Tutu: U.S. should apply more pressure NEW YORK (AP) - If President Reagan applied to South Africa the kind of pressure he has applied to Nicaragua, "voila! Apartheid would be over," Bishop Desmond Tutu said Monday. Tutu, Anglican bishop of Johannesburg,, South Africa, spoke at a news conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Earlier, he met with a group of black clergy to thank them for their support in the struggle against South Africa's policy of race separation, or apartheid. Tutu, who won the 1984 Nobel City has sober spring break plans FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — City officials have sobering plans for this year's Spring Break, the collegiate mecca that drew 350,000 young people to last year's beer- soaked beach bacchanal of vandalism, drunkenness, wet T-shirt contests—and death. Civic leaders didn't object to the $120 million the students pumped into the local economy in the six weeks of Spring Break last year, but they're alarmed about the destruction and deaths that came with it. "The thing is becoming somewhat of a monster," said Police Chief Ron Cochran. Spring break has mushroomed from the handful of swimmers who came in 1938 for the College Swim Forum to 350,000 students last March who flocked to the bikinied beach by the thousands since the 1960 movie, "Where the Boys Are." "It was unmanageable," said Ezzat Coutry, member of the new Spring Break Task Force, of 1985's revelry. Last year, automobile-pedestrian accidents here during Spring Break killed three people and injured 100. In Daytona Beach, a popular party zone about 280 mies north, at least four young people died in falls from motel balconies. The Fort Lauderdale task force of merchants and government officials plans to erect a 4-foot-wall between the beach and the 1%-mile strip of beachfront bars, to protect pedestrians who jam the sidewalks waiting to crowd into bars. The city commissioners also banned open containers of alcohol on the streets and the beach, following the June law raising Florida's drinking age from 19 to 21. Instead of the barroom contests where students pour it down and take it off, the task force proposes a beach Olympics, with volleyball, swimming and running contests, said Tommy Merce, Chamber of Commerce tourism director. The idea for the Olympics surfaced after the disc jockey of the Button bar was jailed and the bar was fined $25,000 and ordered to close for 60 days for promoting sexually explicit acts on the bar's stage. "If they want to have a city- organized, so-called 'wholesome' contest, that would be great," said former Button DJ John Torregrossa, who spent 90 days in jail and was fined $4,600. "But the students will still act up." Students here will be asked to monitor their own behavior by following a "Code of Ethical Conduct" developed by the Broward Hotel and Motel Association. The code, which has been criticized as unrealistic, is to let collegians know "disorderly social behavior will not be tolerated." Among other things, the code asks students not to tamper with fire alarms and smoke detectors; permits parties in rooms only with permission of the hotel management, and promises to notify other association members if a student is evicted for breaking the rules. SMIR-GLIDE Stairway Lift •America's largest selling stairway lift, fingertip control, easily installed. B&K Prescription Shop 'People Helping People' 827-4455 60 IE. Iron, Salina Bishop Tutu sermon. delivers a Peace Prize, said he hoped the U.S. media would force Reagan to "apply the kind of pressure that would change apartheid." Asked what that might be, Tutu said Reagan should "apply to South Africa the kind of policy he applies to Nicaragua." But he,added that this doesn't seem likely. The U.S. has enacted a trade embargo against Nicaragua, and is supplying non-lethal aid and advice to insurgents fighting the leftist government there. When reporters raised the often- used argument that sanctions against South Africa would hurt the very people they are intended to help, Tutu offered a two-part response. "The nice answer is we are suffering now," and if additional suffering would put an end to South Africa's problems, "we will accept it," he said. "The not-so-nice answer is to say, 'When did white people suddenly become so altruistic?' "he added. 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