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From Associated Press reports
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A man with
an AK-47 assault rifle mowed down
co-workers as he went from floor to
floor at a printing plant Thursday, kill
ing seven people and wounding 12
before taking his own life, police said.
The gunman, Joseph T. Wesbecker,
had been on permanent disability and
was described by Police Chief Richard
Dotson as a disgruntled employee. One
worker called him paranoid and said he
had a fixation with guns.
"I told them I'd be back. Get out of
my way, John. I told them I'd be back,' '
Wesbecker told fellow Standard-Gra-vure
Co. employee John Tingle, who
approached him during the shooting
Tingle and other employees nearby
then ran into a restroom and locked the
Police searched every floor of the
three-story Standard-Gravure building
for victims. Two were found as officers
led Mayor Jerry Abramson through the
building, adjacent to The Courier-Journal
From Associated Press reports
BUDAPEST, Hungary The dep
uty foreign minister said Wednesday
that Hungary's agreements limiting
movement of East bloc citizens are out
of step with its human rights commit
ments, and it will seek to revise them.
Ferenc Somogyi also said Hungary
would continue to dismantle border
barriers but does not plan to be a spring
board to the West.
Budapest's decision this week to
allow the exodus of more than 12,000
East Germans to the West was a unique
step, Somogyi said. In Austria, border
authorities said that by late afternoon
the number of East Germans crossing
from Hungary en route to West Ger
many had climbed to 12,545 since the
freedom convoy began at midnight
Bavarian border police gave a simi
lar estimate and said the push to the
West had peaked.
Polish television, meanwhile, re
ported that about 50 East Germans
seeking freedom in the West have taken
refuge in the West German Embassy in
The Telexpress TV news program
Sooth African National Party
From Associated Press reports
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
National Party leader F.W. de Klerk
was elected Thursday to a five-year
term as president and was criticized
immediately by conservative opponents
for allowing a protest that drew an
estimated 20,000 people.
Police allowed two smaller protests
to go on Thursday, even giving flowers
to leaders of one march. Anti-apartheid
leaders announced plans for more ac
The Electoral College, dominated
given would depend on the state's fi
Limiting the money given by the
legislature to private institutions would
not be feasible, he added. "Private col
leges are saving the state a lot of money
by what they provide.
"If the state had to take students that
would have gone to private schools it
would be a tremendous amount of
The legislature gives private institu
tions about $ 1 ,400 per student, he said.
ing for a long period of time.
"We will install a new transformer
over the Christmas break," Stoddard
said. "But we've gone ahead and done
everything the way it is supposed to be.
Our concern is for now, but I'm confi
dent the work we've done will hold
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"We also found a fellow sitting in a
corner that was just shuddering in fear,' '
Abramson said. "He hadn't been shot,
but he was in shock."
Five of the wounded were in critical
condition with multiple gunshot
wounds, hospital officials said. One
person who was not wounded suffered
a heart attack and was taken to a hospi
tal. "It looks like a battle zone ... with the
blood and the people involved there,"
Abramson said. "There were bodies
lying across staircases. It was just fright
ening." Wesbecker entered the building at
8:30 a.m. with a duffel bag, an AK-47
rifle and a 9mm semiautomatic pistol
and randomly fired at people with the
rifle, using ammunition clips of about
25 rounds, Dotson said.
"He was loaded for bear," Dotson
said. The gunman had six to eight clips,
but it was unclear how many shots he
"It started on the first floor,' ' Dotson
said. "By the time our officers arrived
he had gone up to the third floor ... and
showed pictures of the refugees, in
cluding children at play in the embassy
They are following dozens of others
who recently sought refuge at West
German embassies in Czechoslovakia
Budapest's reform-minded govern
ment, risking censure from its Warsaw
Pact allies and courting Western praise,
allowed the East Germans to leave for
West Germany via Austria.
The government's decision to defy
an ally and work together with West
Germany to let the East Germans emi
grate marks the first time a Warsaw
Pact country has cooperated with a
NATO nation to help citizens of an
allied country resettle in the West.
But in Prague, about 250 of 400
refugees gave up Tuesday and left the
embassy compound after East Berlin
promised they would be allowed to
apply to emigrate legally.
Polish media have reported on the
exodus, but there has been no comment
from the Warsaw government, the first
East bloc administration led by non
. communists. Hungary also is pressing
for major reforms.
by Parliament members of the National
Party, cast a unanimous vote for de
Klerk one day after the march in Cape
Town. It was the largest legal protest
march in South Africa's history.
Moolman Mentz, spokesman for the
Conservative Party, the largest parlia
mentary opposition, said approval of
the Cape Town march was "a knife
thrust in the back" of the security forces.
Mentz called for immediate parliamen
In a rare move the anti-apartheid
Democratic Party voted with the Na-
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Lewis said postponing any future
increases until the January after they
were passed would give students a
chance to work more or to make finan
cial aid arrangements to pay for the
increase. "There's got to be a better
way than letting people know two weeks
ahead of time."
Tart said the legislature could post
pone increases but that it probably
would not. "If the increase was enacted
at the beginning of the (academic) year,
I think the accounting process would be
minimized that way."
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Erik Sandstedt, a sophomore Ehring
haus resident, said he still didn't trust
that the power wouldn't go off again. "I
take the stairs all the time now. I won't
get trapped in that elevator, I'd much
rather carry my bike up the stairs."
on sale now with
savings up to
he eventually ended up in a pressroom
in an annex area, which is where he
"I thought it was firecrackers going
off," said Bud Graser, a pressman for
Standard-Gravure. "When I saw what
it was, I turned around and told every
body to get out of there."
Ed Green, a supervisor in the plant's
etching room, said he heard at least 20
shots. "I seen two (victims) and then I
Dotson described Wesbecker, 47, as
a disgruntled employee of Standard
Gravure, which prints newspaper in
serts and Sunday newspaper supple
ments. He was on permanent disability,
although the nature of his disability
was not immediately known.
A police officer who knew
Wesbecker told Dotson the man had
been "argumentative and confronta
tional for a number of years."
"This guy's been talking about this
for a year," said Joe White, a Standard
Gravure employee. "He's been talking
about guns and Soldier of Fortune
magazine. He's paranoid and he thought
exodos to West
East Germany remains one of the
most rigidly controlled states and re
fuses to consider demands for change
sweeping the communist world.
An official East Berlin newspaper
Wednesday gave the first indication
the Communist leadership should re
think its views on reform. Even a
"minority" of healthy young people
vital to the economy should not be
enticed away by better living standards,
Junge Welt said.
"How do we make this country in
disputably the focal point for dedica
tion and happiness for every individ
ual? How do we make it a homeland for
even more people in which one accepts
burdens and from which one is not
lured away just by shop windows full of
bananas or glossy travel guides?" the
youth daily asked.
East German refugees say they were
tired of political repressions and eco
In a formal protest Tuesday, East
Germany accused Hungary of violat
ing bilateral agreements and interfer
ing with East German sovereignty.
Czechoslovakia and Romania also were
tionalists to defeat the Conservatives'
In carrying out his stated policy to
allow peaceful protest, de Klerk faces
opposition not only from right-wing
Facilities Planning and Design and
the SRC Board of Directors will begin
interviewing architects in early Octo
ber, Frye said. The board is composed
of faculty and students, including Frye.
In mid-October Facilities Planning
will give its recommendation for a site
and for the project as a whole to the
Buildings and Grounds Division of the
Physical Plant, which will then make
recommendations to the Board of Trus
tees, Frye said.
"Any enlargement of the airport is
worrisome" because of the large resi
dential population and the nearby pub
lic schools in the field's flight path,
Andresen said. Residents opposing the
enlarging of the airport presented in
formation that said traffic has doubled
at Horace Williams since 1980.
The question of whether the Flying
Club should be allowed to use the air
port is one of the biggest concerns of
residents living near the site. Members
of Citizens for Airport Planning (CAP)
said Tuesday the University-owned
airport should be made a private air
field for UNC use only.
Describing the issue as "a tough
decision for the town and the Univer
We are seeking people to help conduct our
semi-annual inventory on
Wednesday, September 26
Inventory will begin at 8:00 AM and end approxi
mately at 8:00 PM. Fifty people will be needed
at 8:00 AM , however there will be other shifts
open throughout the day. Each person will be
paid 03.85 per hour and lunch will be provided.
Extra hours for stockroom inventory will be
available beginning Wed., September 20. A one
hour paid training class must be attended prior
to inventory night.
Interested people should contact Ivey's,
University Mall at 929-1191 to sign up.
everyone was after him."
After the shootings, the gunman lay
face-down in a pool of blood on the
floor of a pressroom. The pistol was
discovered under his body and the rifle
was a few feet away. Wesbecker appar
ently shot himself with his pistol, Dot
Dotson said his officers had come
"close, but not that close" to appre
hending Wesbecker. The newspaper
building was evacuated after the shoot
ings. At least two blocks were sealed
off and a dozen ambulances lined the
It was the worst one-day mass kill
ing since Aug. 20, 1986, when a postal
worker shot 14 people to death before
killing himself at a post office in Ed
On Jan. 17, a 24-year-old drifter
opened fire on a Stockton, Calif., school
yard with an AK-47 rifle and other
weapons, killing five children and
wounding 29 others and one teacher
before killing himself. That prompted a
federal ban on imports of AK-47 and
other foreign-made assault weapons.
Hungary's Foreign Ministry, in a
terse note carried by the official MTI
news agency, said Wednesday it would
"extensively contradict" the East Ger
man accusations. It did not say when it
would do so.
As part of its reforms, Hungary
became the first Soviet bloc nation to
join the U.N. convention on refugees'
rights. It came into force June 12, and
officials have said they plan to change
domestic laws and international agree
ments to dovetail with the accord.
With its release of the East German
refugees, Hungary suspended a 1969
agreement with East Germany in effect
stipulating that no East German could
leave for the West without East Berlin's
Somogyi said similar agreements
with other Warsaw Pact countries "are
no longer in line with our newly as
sumed international responsibilities."
Somogyi said anybody including
citizens of Soviet bloc nations could
apply for refugee status and would be
given a fair hearing.
He emphasized that the current situ
ation was temporary and limited to East
leader elected to presidency
parties but from the security establish
ment that enjoyed wide powers under
former President P.W. Botha.
As de Klerk addressed the Electoral
College, anti-apartheid organizations
The SRC Board of Directors has
decided the best site for the SRC is the
Fetzer courtyard, but that decision is
not binding, Frye said. Other sites have
been considered. The Board of Trus
tees will make the final decision about
the location. Students can expect a final
decision on the location by November,
The SRC will cost an estimated $4.6
million, including cost increases.
Frye said if Fetzer courtyard is cho-
sity," Zinn said the Flying Club had
always been cooperative with the Uni
versity and hoped to continue these
The club is encouraged by remarks
made by Chancellor Paul Hardin indi
cating that the organization would be
allowed to remain at the airport, she
Andresen said she was also optimis
tic about comments made by Hardin
which suggest the University may be
considering making the field private
and limiting night landings and take
offs. After more than four hours of dis
cussion at the public hearing, town
officials have turned the matter over to
Doctors dissatisfied with
shoe plan for diabetics
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON A govern
ment project to outfit selected dia
betic Medicare recipients with $300
orthopedic shoes is raising concerns
among doctors who say those ex
cluded could face a higher risk of
"I find it morally unacceptable to
deny a recognizably beneficial inter
vention to one out of every two people
at high risk for amputation," said
Stan Matek, executive director of the
New York State Podiatric Medical
But project staff members say it is
a matter of some patients being given
something extra, not some losing a
benefit, and that as a result of the
study there will be a greater likeli
hood the government will buy spe
cial shoes for all such patients.
The demonstration project, begun
last month, is selecting 27,000 dia
betic Medicare patients in New York,
California and Florida who have a
high risk of hospitalization or ampu
tation because of circulatory prob
lems in their feet.
Half of these patients will be reim
bursed by Medicare for up to $305
for a pair of therapeutic shoes or
inserts, and the other half will not,
although they can still buy the shoes
on their own.
The idea is to determine if the
government would save money in
the long run by providing shoes to
Soviets unearth mass grave
MOSCOW Skulls pierced by
bullet holes were found near the Ural
Mountains city of Chelyabinsk where
gold once was mined.
In Kolpashova, a Siberian village
on the Ob River, excavations re
leased a stream of mummified
corpses to float down the river.
In the Ukrainian city of Poltava,
diggers at a sand quarry uncovered a
series of trenches full of bones the
remains of an estimated 5,000 people.
"This is a country built on bones,"
says Oleg Golovanov, a member of a
group called Memorial that is dedi
cated to the memory of Josef Stalin's
The bones lay undisturbed for
decades while the Soviet govern
ment refused to acknowledge the es
timated 20 million victims of Stalin 's
announced that more demonstrations
and marches were planned in Pretoria
and Johannesburg on Friday.
De Klerk, 53, has been acting presi
dent since Aug. 15, a day after he and
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sen as the SRC's location, she would
talk to members of the physical educa
tion department about keeping locker
room and restroom facilities there open
longer, because the SRC will not con
tain its own facilities.
"That's the kind of thing that can't
be nailed down until construction
starts." Frye and the SRC Board of
Directors have been in contact with the
physical education department all
summer, she said.
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Town Manager David Taylor and his
staff, who will look into recommenda
tions that have been made and will
make a presentation to the council.
Following the town staffs recom
mendation, the council may decide to
make a formal statement to the Univer
sity reporting the conclusions of the
town study and suggesting possible
future action, Andresen said.
Zoning laws prohibit the town from
preventing the University's plans to
add an additional 500 feet to the run
way. The public hearing was held as an
opportunity to allow University and
public officials to hear the residents'
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bloody years of terror.
Now they are coming back to haunt
the country. About once a month for
the past year, the official press has
reported the unearthing of another
mass grave as the Soviet Union re
veals the horror of its past.
On Tuesday, Soviet television
carried another report, this one about
the reburial of 350 skeletons found on
a mountain near Chelyabinsk. A cor
respondent said innocent "men,
women, old people and even chil
dren ' possibly as many as 300,000
were loaded onto trucks and shot
at night. X
Cleanup hurt Valdez economy;!;
VALDEZ, Alaska Exxoa's!
infusion of thousands of oil-spill
cleanup workers and millions of doK
lars into Prince William Sound did a
much harm as good, fishermen
charged Thursday as the six-month
cleanup ground to a halt. t
"It's time that everyone realizes
that no amount of money in the world
is going to restore Prince William
Sound to a pristine condition," said
Riki Ott of Cordova District Fisheri
men United. X
While about a third of the sound's
fishing fleet worked for Exxon this
summer, and in some cases profited
handsomely, fishermen who opted to
fish suffered from a restricted salmon
season and a poor catch.
With most of the sound closed for
fishing, fishermen were forced to
compete in a small area for a few fish.
"This year we were like rats penned
inside a cage," Dave Clark of the
Prince William Sound Seiners Asso
In addition, businesses that depend
on fishermen suffered because much
of Exxon's cash was not spent on
fishing supplies and gear, Clark said.
"The money spill has probably been
as devastating as the oil spill," Clark
The fishermen's observations came
at a news conference as Exxon con
tinued to return the last of the cleanup
workers from oil-tainted shorelines
in the sound. Exxon officials said
they expect to declare the summer
cleanup over Friday.
other Cabinet ministers pressured Botha
to resign after 1 1 years in power. De
Klerk is to be inaugurated Wednesday.
De Klerk, whose party was elected
by white voters, declared himself the
leader of all South Africans, "not only
those represented in Parliament."
"Our goal is that all South Africans,
in a just and equitable manner, become
part of the decision-making processes
of South Africa," de Klerk said. , . '
South Africa's 28 million blacks, the
majority, have no vote.
Emergency regulations imposed to
quell racial unrest have allowed police
to ban all outdoor rallies; anti-government
meetings in churches, universi
ties or private homes; speeches they
consider subversive; and news cover
age of protests and police action. They
also permit police to detain anyone
without charge. .
Newspapers say there is division in
the Cabinet on how to handle peaceful
Foreign Minister Pik Botha and
Finance Minister Barend du Plessis
criticized police action in whipping
blacks off a white beach during the
election campaign, while Minister of
Law and Order Adriaan Vlok defended
Vlok said in Thursday's Parliament
debate that the organizers of unrest
over the past six weeks "and no qne
else" were to blame for the deaths of
innocent people during the election,
but he acknowledged police action had
resulted in injuries and deaths.
He said an investigation was being
conducted into allegations of police