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Israelis test U.S. checkpoints

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli
patrols have been probing U.S. Marine
lines near Beirut in an apparent search
for guerrillas, creating friction between
the soldiers of the two allied countries
and drawing U.S. protests.
At least four times in two weeks,
Israeli patrols including tanks and ar-
mored personnel carriers have tried to
pass through Marine checkpoints near
the Beirut airport, Marine officials say.
THE MARINES, who have orders to
allow no armed men except the
Lebanese army and police into the
territory they control, refused to let the
officials to
study gay
civil rights
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by non-University organizations in-
volving students and faculty.
THAT COULD present some ob-
stacles for LaGROC. For example,
Nordby said, because the army
discriminates against homosexuals in
its. recruitment practices, the Univer-
sity would have to refuse the army the
right to recruit on campus if such an
amendment were adopted.
Nordby and her associates are in-
vestigating the proposal for the
executive officers. When the in-
vestigation is over probably by March,
Nordby said she will present a "position
paper" to President Shapiro, all the
vice-presidents, and the chancellors at
the Flint and Dearborn campuses.
"Hopefully the research will be so
stellar that the facts will determine the
decision," Nordby said.
This research will involve talking to
counselors who handle the problems
associated with being gay on campus,
talking to people at schools which have
already adopted this type of non-
discrimination clause, and talking to
gay students, Nordby said.
"I HAVE BEEN pleasantly surprised
about 11ow concerned many people at
the University are that there is a group
that feels as pressured and threatened
as gays on campus do," Nordby said.
According to Mack, LaGROC has un-
til Monday to submit any materials it
feels will aid the investigation.
So far, they hve passed out question-
naires, collected personal statements
from gay students, faculty, and em-
ployees, and gathered endorsements.
The Michigan Student Assembly endor-
sed LaGROC Tuesday night.
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Israelis through.
In the most recent case, Monday
night, the Marines deployed into battle
positions to repel the Israelis.
There has been no violence, but U.S.
officials here say they fear an acciden-
tal shooting may occur from the tense
atmosphere. that has arisen from the
Israeli encroachments.
"WE HAVE expressed our concern to
the Israeli government and have made
it clear that the zone of deployment of
the multinational force is closed to all
military forces other than those of

Lebanon and the multinational force,"
U.S. Embassy spokesman John Reid
said Tuesday.
The military command in Tel Aviv
said the Israeli soldiers had orders to
avoid the Marines since the American
troops arrived in Beirut nearly three
months ago. But it added that the
Marines have established positions in
an area under Israeli control and ex-
pressed surprise over Marine com-
plaints of Israeli harassment.
Israel state radio said yesterday that
several times in recent weeks Arab
guerrillas had attacked Israeli targets

near Beirut and fled toward the Marine-
controlled territory. The radio said
pursuing Israeli troops have always
stopped short of Marine checkpoints
and refrained from using long-range1
weapons for fear of harming civilians
and the peacekeeping troops.
The Marines say they have seen no
armed guerrillas near their territory.
"The incident Monday night was
discussed with Israel and they in-
dicated it will not happen again. Any
future events will be raised with Israel
through appropriate channels.



Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
He ain't a nut
As any self-respecting squirrel knows, a bagel in the hand is worth a dozen acorns in the bushes.
American Indians blast Watt

WASHINGTON (AP) - American
Indian leaders assailed Interior
Secretary James Watt yesterday for
comparing their reservations to en-
claves of "terrible socialism." Some
called for his resignation and one ac-
cused him of "bringing new meaning to
the word red-baiting."
In the White House, presidential
counselor Edwin Meese said the In-
dians had misinterpreted Watt's con-
cern for their well-being, but in
Congress, Rep. Bill Richardson (D-
N.M.) said Watt "must have picked up
some of his Indian policy from General
Watt's comment on a television
program called "Conservative Coun-
terpoint" on the Satellite Program
Network: "If you want an example of
the failures of socialism, don't go to
Russia. Come to America and see the
Indian reservations."

The program, taped earlier, was
broadcast last night. Watt was out of
the capital and could not be reached for
further comment, but his chief
spokesman, Douglas Baldwin, said the

secretary is "a strong supporter of the
Indian reservation system" but objects
to the "oppressive dominance" over it
by the federal government.

9 writers win Hopwoods
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1967 and 1979.
the Hopwood winners are; Jennifer
Kwon, Douglas Warshow, and Irene
Jakimcius (essay); Sally Weston, Jen-
nifer Kwon, and Miriam Darmstadter
(fiction); Larry Dean, Beryl
MacLachlan, Jody Becker, and
Michael Maher (poetry).
English Department winners are;
Kathleen Michael (Academy of
American Poets Prize); Tina Datsko

(Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize); Laura
Roop and an honorable mentionto Joe
Cortese (Michael R. Gutterman award
in Poetry); and Laura Kasischke,
Laura Roop, Patricia Lesko and Kurt
Sayenga (The Roy W. Cowden
Memorial Fellowship).
Professors Herbert Barrows, Joseph
Blotner, Hubert English, and William
Holinger of the English Department
judged the contests.

Students launch drive against PIRGIM

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supprt PIRGIM, he could go to the
PIRGIM office to obtain a refund.
SO FAR, the committee has gotten
more than 1,000 signatures and hopes to
have up to 10,000 by the end of the drive,
according to Baker.
Students have responded positively to
the petitions, which have been cir-
culated in the fishbowl and several
classes, said Engineering senior Ray
Despres, vice chairman of the commit-
tee. "People were very happy with the
petitions," he said. "A lot of people
look at you and say 'that's great.' "
The committee has been in touch with
the Regents who said they will consider

the petitions if the group can show
adequate students support. "We
don'thave to match (PIRGIM)
signature for signature, just show sup-
port," he said.
say the group does not pose a serious
threat. "I don't think anything will
happen from the committee's drive.
Students are pleased with PIRGIM,"
Todd Ames said.
The University's PIRGIM chapter is

one of only 13 campuses in nine states
that use the current system, according
to staff member Rick Levick, who
described the refusable-refundable
policy as a "real and stronger funding
About one-fifth of the students who go
through CRISP donate to PIRGIM, but
about 7,000 students register without
going to CRISP, according to Levick.

Economy worst since '46w



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quarter . . . but this is a year of
recovery," he said.
HE CONCEDED the recovery will
hardly be robust, with real GNP rising
in the fourth quarter of 1983 to a rate
only 3 percent to 4 percent higher than
the fourth quarter of 1982 - about half
the usual rate in the first year after a
Baldrige also said that although
unemployment would decline from the
current 10.8 percent - a 42-year high -

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anyone predicting unemployment
would fall below 10 percent by year's
end would be "sticking his neck out."
Baldrige said he expects the economy
to show modest growth during the first
half of the year, "with stronger in-
creases in the second half."
Yesterday's report said the real GNP
decline for all of 1982 was more than
four times the 0.4 percent drop during
the 1980 recession, the most recent
previous national business downturn.
Real GNP rose 1.9 percent in 1981.
Since the recession began in mid-
1981, real GNP has dropped 2.5 percent,
only about half the 4.9 percent decline
of the 1973-75 downturn, Baldrige noted:



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