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2The Daily Tar HeelFriday, November 17, 1989
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Soviets lift most travel restrictions
From Associated Press reports
. WASHINGTON Commerce
Secretary Robert Mosbacher said
Thursday a historic easing of travel
restrictions in the Soviet Union would
clear the way for the removal of U.S.
Anticipating U.S. action, Soviet
Ambassador Yuri Dubinin told report
ers, "We are expecting some positive
steps from the U.S. side." He called the
Soviet legislation, which is nearing final
passage in December, a breakthrough
and evidence of "new thinking."
The legislation establishes the right
of all Soviet citizens to travel abrofld
permanently or on visits and reduces
or eliminates most restrictions in effect
"The Soviet Union measures its
words with deeds," Dubinin said as he
detailed some of the major provisions
and Moscow's expectation of a
positive U.S. response in a gilt
trimmed reception room at the Soviet
Dubinin linked the legislation, which
is bound to accelerate an already quick
ening pace of Jewish, ethnic German,
Armenian and Pentecostal emigration,
to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's
effort to restructure the Soviet econ
omy. Soviet trade with the United States is
hampered by restrictions embodied in a
1974 law that allows the granting of
lower tariffs only if the Soviet Union
permits freer Jewish emigration.
The lowered tariffs are available to
most of the U.S. trading partners under
what is known as most-favored-nation
Mosbacher, appearing on the NBC
TV 'Today" program, said he expected
passage of the Soviet legislation to open
the way for most-favored-nation status.
"I think that we're going to see them
moving quickly to pass this emigration
bill and then that will open it up for the
most-favored-nation treatment, which
will lower tariffs," he said.
"And it will make it easier for the
Soviets to sell to us."
Asked when the Soviets would be
given a more advantageous trade status,
Mosbacher said, "I would guess it would
be within the next one to three months."
Separately, State Department spokes
woman Margaret Tutwiler said U.S.
officials were "waiting for this legisla
tion to be codified, to be passed and
then I presume that we would act."
At the Soviet Embassy, Dubinin said
with a smile that an example of the
effect of current U.S. trade restrictions
is a $15 tax on a case of Soviet vodka.
He called the legislation "the first of
its kind" in his country's history and
evidence that Gorbachev's announce
ment to the United Nations last Decem
ber of prospective changes in emigra
tion procedures was "not just prom
ises." Dubinin said the legislation was not
drafted to gain a waiver of the high
tariffs. Nor, he said, had U.S. officials
offered any assurances as the new rules
moved through the Supreme Soviet.
And yet, the Soviet ambassador
clearly expected what he called "posi
tive steps" from the Bush administra
tion. from page 1
For the Record
In the Wednesday, Nov. 15, article
"Israeli, Palestinian advocate non-violence
in West Bank," the two men's
national affiliation was incorrect. Amos
Gvirtz is an Israeli pacifist, and Nafez
Assailey is a Palestinian pacifist. The
Daily Tar Heel regrets the error.
competent and dynamic building."
Gene Davis, Student Congress
speaker added, "I think student groups
are becoming more and more active.
As they become more active they need
access to later hours than their office
"At the same time, I have to consider
the security of the building. Both
WXYC and STV have very expensive
equipment that we must make every
attempt to protect. I believe that Archie
Copeland and the Union staff have only
the best intentions in mind. Perhaps it is
time to reconsider the hours the Union
Copeland said the Union would begin
having desk employees working at 7:30
a.m. He said some student groups
needed to be in by that time. Until now,
cleaning staff members have given these
The operations manager is now in
the Union at 7:30 a.m., he said.
The entire building is locked during
University breaks, but Copeland's staff
often lets in student groups who need to
work in their offices, he said.
Palestinian receives heart
from killed Israeli soldier
From Associated Press reports
JERUSALEM The heart of an
Israeli soldier ambushed and killed
by Arab guerrillas was sewn into the
chest of a Palestinian on Thursday, a
gift of life that family members said
transcends the bitter war between
Arab and Jew.
Hanna Khader, 54, a former hotel
manager from Israeli-annexed east
Jerusalem, was recovering in stable
condition in the intensive-care ward
at Hadassah medical center, Khader's
"God, I don't really know what to
say," said his daughter, Jamilla. "We
thank the family that agreed to give
the heart to a human being without
looking if he were an Arab or a Jew."
Khader's wife, Mary, said: "I can't
tell you how happy I am. He's a
human being and there is no differ
ence between a Palestinian and an
Israeli in such cases."
Navy defends blast cause
WASHINGTON The Navy on
Thursday defended its conclusion that
a troubled seaman apparently caused
the deadly blast aboard the USS Iowa.
News in Brief
"We have excluded all other pos
sibilities," Rear Adm. Richard Milli
gan, who spearheaded the Navy's
inquiry into the April 19 explosion
that killed 47 sailors, told the Senate
Armed Services Committee.
"There is no other cause for this
accident," he said.
According to the Navy's findings,
gunner's mate Clayton Hartwig most
likely caused the blast by inserting a
detonator between the first and sec
ond bags of gunpowder rammed into
the 16-inch gun.
"In all honesty, we looked for
another possibility but we could not
find one," said Milligan, who used
diagrams, a video and segments of
the blasted projectile to make his
He described Hartwig as a "person
of limited friendships, introverted, a
loner," who was upset over the
breakup of a friendship with another
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mitted to addressing minority concernsl '.
"It's important to me that we create a ;
great community for minority students. !
I can pledge we will work at that task ;
constantly and sincerely." ' ',
He said there was no problem with ;
retaining black faculty at the Univer- J
sity. "I've never perceived that any ;
black faculty members got away from ;
us. That is a misinterpretation." ;
Cell is working to give the African ;
and Afro-American Studies curricu-;
lum more leadership, he said. "The ;
campus will be thrilled when the lead- ;
ership of that curriculum is announced. ;
But Sonja Stone, associate professor
of Afro-American Studies, disagreed ;
with Hardin's assessment of Cell. She
said Cell has been inattentive to the
African and Afro-American Studies ;
'To be in the fourth year with no
permanent chairperson and to have three ;
to four permanent positions unfilled ;
suggests there has been neglect of the
curriculum," Stone said. "I wonder how ;
she was evaluated in the area of af-;
firmative action and minority con-;
Stone said the problem was greater ;
than the curriculum itself. "She (Cell)
is not generally perceived by blacks as
being aware of their presence on this
campus. I believe her record of recruit
ing and retaining black faculty would ,
tend to support that perception."
BSM President Kim McLean de
clined to comment Thursday. ;
Gene Davis, speaker of Student;
Congress, said he was disappointed in
Hardin's decision to reappoint Cell. . ;
"Chancellor Hardin has a great op-
portunity to appoint someone and set
his agenda. Based upon his decision, I
have to question his commitment to ;
Although Cell is a great advocate for
undergraduate studies, she has not been
active in recruiting and retaining black
faculty members, Davis said. "She's
made a lot of promises to retain black
faculty and to hire a Native American
faculty member, but she hasn't come
through on those promises."
MCSU ,rom pa9e.?
his motivation in addressing the issue '
to the faculty. . I
"It's one thing to threaten me. It's
another thing to tlireaten people across
Nixon said he should have addressed
officials earlier. At first he considered '
the threats a personal attack, not an'
attack on the color of his skin, he said. '
It was not until he received several
death threats that he considered talking
to NCSU faculty, he said. The phone
threats, which came in the middle of the
night for several weeks, made refer
ences to hanging and were accompa- '
nied by notes left under his door, he '
One note read, "We're coming to get
you, so wake up," Nixon said. '.
Nixon also said his car was vandal-'
ized with racial slurs carved by key
Interim Chancellor Larry Monteith '
responded to the reports in a memoran-
dum released on Tuesday. '.
"North Carolina State University has
a policy against Racial Harassment arid !
Violence that was adopted in March of!
"This behavior will not be tolerated
on this campus." -
Nixon called Monteith's response
admirable, noting that the chancellor
was willing to address the problem
seriously and didn't try to "sweep it
under the rug."
Faculty members have had several
meetings to discuss the problem. Nixdn
is working with Monteith to make stu
dents aware of the racial tension on
campus. Nixon reported that the school
may hold a peaceful racial awareness
march within the next few weeks. Fur
ther detailed plans have not yet been
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overt racism still exists in this coun
try," Nixon said.