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College Station, Texas
Wednesday, October 1,1986
Soviet leaders to meet in arms talks
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In Iceland in 10 days to resume the
learch for an arms control accord.
The surprise summit was ar-
anged as part of a deal that brought
he release Monday of Moscow cor
espondent Nicholas S. Daniloff and
he expulsion Tuesday of accused
loviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov.
It also gained a Soviet pledge to
fee Yuri Orlov, a prominent Soviet
lissident exiled to Siberia, as well as
Drlov’s wife, next week.
Hinting at the carrot that lured
im away from several apparently
inflexible public positions taken in
fecent weeks, Reagan told reporters,
The chances are better than they’ve
>een for many years for reaching
iome agreement on arms reduc-
Secretary of State George P.
ihultz said those chances include
reasonable prospects” for reducing
medium-range missiles in Europe.
Meanwhile, the State Department
innounced Tuesday that Shultz’s
nine-nation African trip, scheduled
to begin next week, has been post-
wned because of the Iceland meet-
bia, Zaire, Cameroon, Nigeria and
South Africa.
U.S. officials refused to call the
Oct. 11-12 session between Reagan
and Gorbachev a summit, and Shultz
said the administration did not ex
pect the talks to produce the signing
of a new arms accord.
But Reagan told world financial
leaders a short time later at the In
ternational Monetary Fund that the
October session is intended to pre
pare the ground for a productive
On Capitol Hill, House Speaker
Thomas P. O’Neill, D-Mass., said,
“I’m happy they finally got things
straightened away out there ....
When you have your opposition sit
ting across the table, there’s always
the possibility of a breakthrough.”
He said he doesn’t think the an
nouncement of the summit should
lead to the House dropping Demo-
cratic-led attempts to add arms con
trol restrictions to a stopgap budget
Asked whether those restrictions
would weaken Reagan’s hand in the
upcoming meeting, O’Neill said, “I
would say absolutely not.”
Shultz said he still hopes that can
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Administration claims victory in Daniloff deal
“The secretary will be with the
oresident for the Iceland meeting
with the Soviet leaders, so a trip else-
UproH* Aere is not p ssibie in that time
frame,” the announcement said.
Shultz was to have departed Oct. 7
fora wide swing through sub-Saha
ran Africa, with visits to Senegal,
Ivory Coast, Kenya, Botswana, Zam-
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Reagan admin
istration, unwrapping the package deal that
sprang Nicholas S. Daniloff and spared an ac
cused Soviet spy a trial, proclaimed Tuesday the
United States triumphed in the showdown of su
The month-long negotiations also culminated
in the easing of a U.S. order expelling Soviet dip
lomats from the U.N. mission in New York and a
Kremlin decision to permit the emigration of
prominent Soviet dissident Yuri Orlov, and his
President Reagan, who had insisted all along
that Gennadiy Zakharov, the Soviet scientist ac
cused of spying, would not be traded for Dani
loff, told reporters in a jammed White House
briefing room: “There was no connection be
tween the two releases.”
Only'a few minutes earlier, Zakharov was al
lowed to plead no contest to the spy charges in a
federal court in Brooklyn with a U.S. guarantee
that he would be swiftly expelled.
Daniloff, the 51-year-old reporter for U.S.
News 8c World Report, arrived at Washington-
Dulles International Airport at Chantilly, Va.,
late Tuesday afternoon, waved to a group of
well-wishers and, accompanied by his wife Ruth,
got in a van for a short ride to the terminal.
Once there, Daniloff was reunited with his
daughter, Miranda, 23, and son Caleb, 16, and a
host of friends and associates. Miranda clutched
a batch of yellow roses as she hugged her father.
“What can I say?” Daniloff asked. “I’m over
whelmed. Well, I’m awfully glad it’s all over. I
never knew what was going to nappen next.”
Daniloff and his family were invited to meet
with Reagan today at the White House.
Daniloff had been held in a Soviet prison for
13 days, and then confined to the American Em
bassy for 17 more days, on charges of committing
espionage against the Soviet Union, before being
allowed to leave Monday.
Appearing in the same briefing room with
Reagan, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said,
“I think you have to look at all of these things as a
But, Shultz also exulted, “Overall, it’s been a
pretty good week for us.”
The only reservation was expressed by Rea
gan, who took a few questions after popping into
the room unexpectedly to announce he would
meet with Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 12
Shultz ticked off the two principal U.S.
achievements in the protracted bargaining as op
erating “in a strong, a realistic, a persevering
way, a way that gets results” arid in getting Dani
loff out of Moscow.
Shultz also stressed that Orlov, who had ac
cused the Soviets of violating the human rights
provisions of the 1975 Helsinki agreements —
and was sentenced in 1978 to a labor camp — was
free to come here with his wife, Irina, by Sunday.
Shultz described the dissident scientist as in ex
tremely poor health and suffering the effects of
solitary confinement and severe beatings.
No other dissidents won their freedom along
with Orlov.
Registering disappoiritment that no Jews were
liberated, Morris B. Abram, chairman of the Na
tional Conference on Soviet Jewry, said hun
dreds of refuseniks live in limbo, while others
suffer in labor camps.
Abram expressed confidence the Reagan ad
ministration would press the issue of Jewish
rights and emigration at the Iceland meeting and
in any other summit that results from those talks.
Shultz disclosed that the Soviets had been
granted a two-week extension of Wednesday’s
deadline for the expulsion of the last of 25 diplo
mats branded as spies in a blanket U.S. accusa
tion. He said their cases would be reviewed and
some might be permitted to stay.
But overall, Shultz said, the United States had
made it clear to everyone that “ . . . the use of the
U.N. as an espionage platform is out. That’s one
of the things that’s come out of this.”
The Soviets, with sui
from U.N. Secretary
General Javier Perez de Cuellar, had denounced
the expulsion order as illegal and threatened re
taliation if it was not revoked. Shultz said the U.S.
demand that another 75 diplomats leave over the
next 18 months “is unchanged.”
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevard
nadze warned that “major and very sensitive
mfeasures” would be taken by Moscow if the or
der was not withdrawn.
However, the Soviet foreign minister also said
that he and Shultz had agreed to postpone the
dispute until Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Ice
land Oct. 11-13. “I think we’ll find a reasonable
solution,” he said.
take place later this year in the
United States, as agreed to by Rea
gan and Gorbachev last year in Ge
The one-on-one talks in Reykja
vik, the secretary said, “will give a
special push” to the various talks al
ready going on at lower levels.
Shultz said the hurry-up meeting
scheduled in less than two weeks in
the capital of the tiny NATO island
nation was proposed by Gorbachev
in a letter delivered to Reagan Sept.
The letter also contained the So
viet Union’s latest bargaining posi
tion on proposed nuclear weapons
The two sides had been carrying
on arms control discussions at va
rious levels while trying separately to
settle the case of Daniloff, whose ar
rest on what Reagan insisted were
“trumped up” spy charges cast a pall
over U.S.-Soviet relations and
dimmed prospects for a summit.
Reagan insisted he would never
trade Daniloff for Zakharov, who he
said was caught red-handed trying
to buy U.S. defense secrets.
But Shultz and Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze,
in several hours of closed-door
meetings in Washington and New
York, worked out the package deal
and gave both sides what they
wanted most — with just enough
face-saving provisions to enable both
to claim victory.
Shultz said Tuesday, “I don’t
think one could have had a fruitful
summit without these matters being
Reminded that he had said only
Monday that the Soviets had
“blinked” during the standoff of the
superpowers, Reagan replied with a
shrug and a smile, and quipped:
“Shoudn’t have said that. No com
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Check The Halls
Clark Boyd, a junior accounting major from Rosenberg, makes his
rounds throughout the Civil Engineering Building early Tuesday
morning.Boyd, a security guard for Professional Security Services,
Photo by Mike Sanchez
said extra security precations are being.taken in several buildings on
campus following the theft of two rings of master keys from the
Zachry Engineering Center on Sept. 7.
Special session
adjourns, sees
tax bill passed
AUSTIN (AP) — Eight weeks af
ter arriving at the Capitol to balance
a budget that was $2.8 billion in the
hole, state legislators adjourned
their back-to-back sessions Tuesday.
Gov. Mark White convened spe
cial sessions Aug. 6 and again Sept. 8
to deal with a revenue shortfall
brought on by falling oil prices.
Here are summaries of some of
the major legislation passed:
The $872 million, temporary tax
package would raise the sales tax
from 4Vs percent to 514 percent, and
add 5 cents to the dime-per-gallon
gasoline tax. Both would take effect
Jan. 1 and expire on Aug. 31.
White indicated he will sign the
Lawmakers passed, and White al
lowed to become law without his sig
nature, a bill that could legalize pari
mutuel wagering on horse and dog
In November 1987, voters will de
cide whether to OK the plan.
In 1988, Texas would join a dozen
other Southern states in the “Super
Tuesday” presidential primary, a
move backers say will give Texas
more clout in presidential politics.
Other state primaries will be
shifted from the first Saturday in
May to the second Tuesday in
Sponsors said White indicated he
will sign the bill.
The governor has signed a bill to
give teachers and school administra
tors increased power to maintain dis
cipline and get incorrigible students
out of the classroom.
He also signed into law legislation
that reduces paperwork previously
required of public school teachers.
The Legislature has sent White a
bill that would keep some inmates in
prison longer. The bill would pro
hibit early release of inmates con
victed of violent offenses such as
capital murder, aggravated kidnap
ping, aggravated robbery and aggra
vated sexual assault.
Designated public places go smoke-free
Limited-smoking ordinance hits Bryan
By Jo Ann Able
Staff Writer
A city ordinance that limits smoking in
public places goes into effect today in Bryan.
The ordinance, approved July 14 at a
Bryan City Council meeting, classifies three
places where smoking is controlled: public
areas, food establishments and workplaces.
Public areas include such places as public
elevators, hospital and nursing home corri
dors with direct access to patient rooms and
public facilities owned by the city.
Wanda Williams, assistant city attorney,
says the ordinance designates certain areas as
non-smoking, outlines guidelines and re
quirements for dividing spaces into smoking
and non-smoking areas and provides for pe
nalties similar to those for Class C misdemea
“The general thrust of the ordinance is to
Except In
Designated Areas
City of Bryan Ordinance
prohibit smoking except where it’s allowed,”
Williams says.
Smoking areas cannot include the entire
establishment, cashier and sales areas or the
viewing area of any theater. A smoking area
cannot be any larger than 50 percent of the
common area of an establishment.
Williams says she doesn’t think the ordi
nance is as restrictive as some because it
doesn’t require the owner of a building to
make any structural changes in order to com-
“It requires them to work with the space
they have in a way that will favor non-smok
ers the best way they can,” Williams says. “But
the bottom line is that it always favors the
Enforcement of the ordinance will be on a
complaint basis. A conviction carries a fine of
$25 to $200.
Williams says complaints will come from ei
ther building owners who have customers or
employees who refuse to comply with an es
tablishment’s policies or from customers or
employees who believe a building owner is
not complying with the ordinance.
Williams says she doesn’t foresee a large
number of complaints being filed.
“We’re hoping that people will handle it on
that level — in the workplace, in the restau
rant — and deal with it there instead of com
ing to us with a complaint,” she says. “But if
they do come through us we would prosecute
on it just like any other misdemeanor.”
The ordinance also calls for signs reading
“No Smoking Except In Designated Areas”
and “City of Bryan Ordinance” with the inter
national symbol for no smoking to be posted
at the main entrances of public places and
food establishments.
Williams says a pamphlet that explains the
ordinance in simpler terms is available to
businesses required to comply.
to provide
voter cards
With the Oct. 5 voter registra
tion deadline approaching for the
1986 Texas general elections,
representatives of several differ
ent student groups say their orga
nizations have voter registration
cards on hand.
Mike Hachtman, president of
Aggie GOP, said his group will
have cards available at tables in
the Memorial Student Center all
this week.
The tables will be set up today
and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
In addition, Hachtman said,
student groups will have voter
registration tables set up during
lunch and dinner hours Thurs
day by Sbisa Dining Hall, during
lunch hours Friday by Sbisa, and
most of the day Thursday and
Friday by the Commons.
Tables also will be set up all day
Thursday and Friday near the
arches at the Quadrangle.
Chris Efird, president of Aggie
Democrats, said cards also are
available at that organization’s
headquarters at 315 S. Texas Ave.