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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, October 8, 1983
U.N. troops to police

From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Druse and Shiite
Moslem leaders agreed yesterday to
the use of European troops to police a
cease-fire in the Lebanese civil war,
improving prospects for the fragile
truce. But sniping and grenade attacks
continued, with two deaths reported.
At the same time, U.S. intelligence
reports said the Soviet Union was ap-
parently ready to supply Syria with SS-
21 missiles that could threaten Israel's
major air bases. In Tel Aviv, Israeli
security officials were studying similar
news reports.
FORMER ISRAELI military in-
telligence chief Yehoshua Saguy said
he was skeptical of the reports, adding
that SS-21 missiles exceed Syrian
needs.
Israel is considgring sealing off
southern Lebanon from the rest of the
country to protect its occupation
soldiers from guerrilla attacks,
Foreign Ministry sources in Jerusalem
said yesterday.
Lebanese officials fear such a move

would be a first step in partitioning the
country into Israeli and Syrian spheres
of influence.
ISRAEL REDEPLOYED its troops
from the Beirut area to the Awali River
Line Sept. 4.
Lebanese officials were awaiting
word from Syria on convening peace
talks designed to bring peace between
the government and rebel Christian and
Moslem militias. Syria has blocked the
talks by rejecting Lebanese proposals
to be held at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Spokesmen for Walid Jumblatt's
Druse militia and for Amal, the Shiite
Moslem militia, announced they agreed
to accept soldiers from any nation in
the Duropean Economic Community
except France a cease-fire observers in
their areas of Beirut's southern suburbs'
and the central Lebanese mountains
overlooking the capital..
THIS CLEARED the way to draw ob-
servers from the Italian and British
contingents of the multinational peace
force and from troops serving with the
U.N. Interim Force in southern
Lebanon.

Previously, the anti-government
forces rejected President Amin
Gemayel's proposal to use U.N. troops
for the 600-man cease-fire force. The
Druse and Shiite spokesmen said they
now would accept U.N. forces, but only
if they flew the flags of their own coun-
tries and had no direct connection with
the United Nations.
After a visit from Jumblatt in Rome
Thursday, Prime Minister Bettino
Craxi said his government would be
willing to commit Italian troops to a
truce force. The Druse objected to the
use of French forces because French
fighters fired on their positions last
month after Druse artillery shelled
French forces in Beirut. The Druse
said this compromised the neutrality of
the French.
THE STATIONING of cease-
fire observers would ease
the threat of a renewal of
full-scale civil war. But
the threat will remain until Lebanon's
warring political-religious factions
come to terms on a new distribution of
power. No movement was reported

lideast
toward the convening of the national
reconciliation conference that is to
negotiate this.
Opening of the conference has been
held up by disagreement over where it
will meet.
The Defense Ministry said a soldier
and a civilian were killed when
militiamen in Shiite neighborhoods
opened up with automatic rifles and
rocket-propelled grenades on army
positions.
An army spokesman, Capt. Youssef
Atrissi, said the army fired back and
"silenced" the firing in 15 minutes.
The area, near the Shiite neigh-
borhoods of Chiyah and Ghobeiri, has
been the scene of almost continual
violations of the 12-day-old cease-fire,
which ended three weeks of fighting
between the Christian-dominated
Lebanese army and Christian
militiamen on one side and the Syrian-
supported Druse, Shiites and
Palestinians on the other.
The Lebanese committee working to
strengthen the cease-fire arranged an
exchange of prisoners, but none were
combatants.

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Anguished Watt may
resign on Monday

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Committee; former Sen. James
Buckley (R-N.Y.), now president of
Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty;
and Energy Secretary Donald Hodel.
Meanwhile, congressional and ad-
ministration officials spoke privately of
former Sen. Clifford Hansen of
Wyoming, the man that President
Reagan's team wanted to begin with,
and undersecretary J.J. Simmons III, a
black Democrat, as possible suc-
cessors.
SEN.ALAN Simpson described Watt,
his friend of 20 years, as deeply hurt by
attacks from one time backers in the
wake of the secretary's remark that he
had "a black...a woman, two Jews and
a cripple" on a coal advisory com-
mission.

"I was listening to an old friend who
was in anguish," Simpson (R-Wyo.)
said of a long telephone conversation
with Watt, who remained on a ranch
near Santa Barbara, Calif. "We talked
about how it was tough. How he was
hurt by some of the comments of
senators he had thought to be his allies
who really hammered him."
While Simpson said he did not believe
Watt has decided yet on resigning
others in Congress and the ad-
ministration said Watt's departure was
certain, with only the timing still in
question.
"My sense is that it's not very far
off," said Rep. Richard Cheney,
another Watt friend from him home
state of Wyoming.
The Senate adjourned yesterday for a
weeklong congressional recess without
taking up a resolution calling for Watt's
resignation.
Senate Republican Leader Howard
Baker said he has postponed a vote on
the resolution, in the "good grace of
being humane. I think it gives the
President and Watt a chance to sort out
their feelings about each other."
Senate Minority Leader Richard
Byrd (D-W.Va.), sponsor of the
resolution, has predicted easy passage
and administration officials have con-
ceded that a lopsided"vote would be a
political setback to the president.
The Interior Department said Watt
was expected to return to Washington
early next week, fueling speculation
that a decision would be announced at
that time.

One of between 20 and 30 cats living in a Saline barn peers out through a
crack in his front door. The cats are kept on the farm to control the rodent
population.
Unemployment rates
reach new lows

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Office of Nuclear Energy
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Nuclear Science and Engineering and Health Physics Fellowships
Fellowships are offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for graduate study in health
physics. The program seeks to encourage qualified undergraduates in engineering, physical
sciences, life sciences, engineering sciences, and mathematics to pursue graduate study at partic
ipating universities in nuclear fission energy technologies related to health physics. Fellowship
stipends are $12,000 for a 12-month appointment. In addition, tuition and other required fees
are paid in full.
The program includes a practicum at a participating research center. The practicum is designed
to give the fellows on-site experience with DOE fission research activities. Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) general (aptitude) test scores are required for application. Applications for
fellowships beginning September 1, 1984, must be received in the Oak Ridge Associated Univer-
sities' University Programs Division office at the address below by January 30, 1984, 4:30 p.m.
Information and application forms may be requested from-
Nuclear Science and Engineering
and Health Physics Fellowships
University Programs Division
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
Telephone (615) 576-3423
This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex,
creed, color, age, handicap, or national origin. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent
resident alien.
G REAT NEWS"1
BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1983
PRO-RATED SUBSCRIPTION RATES

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civilian employment climbed by 382,000
people in September to a record 101.95
million. At the same time, the labor
force increased by 107,000 to 112.37
million people.
That left 10.4 million Americans still
unemployed nine months after the
recession peak of 12.5 million out of
work last December, for a jobless rate
of 9.3 percent last month compared
with 9.5 percent in August.
The unemployment rate was 10.8 per-
cent in December, the highest level in-
42 years. By comparison, the rate was
7.4 percent when President Reagan
took office in January 1981.
"It is extremely heartening to see our
people going back to work in significant
numbers," White House spokesman

Larry Speakes told reporters traveling
with Reagan to a speech before
Republican women in Louisville, Ky.
The president himself said in his
prepared remarks, "Unemployment,
which tragically is often the last in-I
dicator to turn around in a recovery, is
on a downward path." He said the
economic recovery is gaining strength
and "America is getting well."
In Washington, Mitchell said the level
of joblessness still was disgraceful. "I
am concerned With the fiber of America
that seems to accept high unem-
ployment rates," he said. "I find it in-
credible that we make these euphoric
statements about minuscule drops in
unemployment."

Fish find home in dorm rooms

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ship of a prized piranha. Randy Comar,
a freshman in Bursley, is the proud
owner of piranhas Curley and Mo.
Comar bought the pair for about $35
from an Ypsilanti pet store, and he says
food for the fish costs him about $1.a
week. "We feed them four to five gold-
fish every day, but they'll eat as much
as you feed them. Sometimes we give
them lunch meats."
He says that if they're starved, they'll
-go after each other. But Carol Huff,
another phirana owner and a resident
director in South Quad, swears that
they really aren't as aggressive as their
image makes them out to be. Never-
theless, she confesses, she won't stick
her hand in the tank.
Among the fish .in LSA senior Dave
Riley's aquarium are an African sichlid
and an oscar. The oscar, known for its
ability to suck down an entire goldfish
in one gulp, has long been a campus
favorite. Riley, who had fish for three
years in South Quad and still owns a
tank in his off campus house, says the

African sichlids "will eat anything you
throw in the tank."
I used to hold food six inches out of
the tank," he says, and the fish, which
can grow to a length of more than a foot,
"would jump for it like dolphins."
The colorful sichlids are sold in area
pet stores for between $6 and $15 each.
Generally, student fish owners don't'
run into many problems. Their biggest
concern involves the extreme
precautions they must take in using Ann
Arbor's water supply. The water in the
city requires twice as much treatment
in order to dechlorinate.. it than is
necessary for correctly balanced
water, fish owners say. Without such
treatments, the fish will go belly up in
their dorm room homes.
The other significant problem is
caring for fish during vacation periods.
It's tough to just throw the creatures in
a suitcase and drag them off to Florida.
During winter break, the heat goes
off in dorm rooms and tanks can freeze
and shatter. "Then the dead fish leave a
big smell," says Joseph Denny, a

resident director in Alice Lloyd.

To prevent such tragedies, most
students either take their tanks home or
find someone to fish-sit for them. 4
Ben Siet, manager of the Ann Arbor
Pet Supply Store on Packard, said that
his biggest fish rush is in the fall.
"Many students bring tanks from home
and restock them up here," he says.
The store gives students a money back
guarantee: If a fish dies within one
week of purchase and the water is not
the cause, the store will replace the fish
free-of charge.
Sieg's store even runs a "fish day"
every Friday, when fish sell at a 10 per-
cent discount.
But not everybody on campus is so
crazy about seeing fish swim around in
dorm room tanks. Steve Katz, an LSA
senior, says fish are better off "out of
the bowl and out of the dorms - and
best scaled, cleaned, fried and served
with fries."

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