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Associated Press
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Ramos appeals for peace talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -
President Corazon Aquino's military
commander visted guerrilla country
yesterday to appeal for peace, but the
Communist Party's founder said he
doubted the rebels would stop
Gen. Fidel Ramos, who helped oust
the Marcos regime, which had been
the target of a growing communist
insurgency, asked for the support of
civilians on Negros. The southern
island has been a focal point of
guerrillas attacks that have cost at
least 14 lives since Aquino took office.
SHE SAID in the campaign for the
Feb. 7 presidential election that she
would seek a cease-fire with the
communist New People's Army
guerrillas. She appealed for recon-
ciliation when she assumed power af-
ter former President Ferdinand Mar-
cos fled on Feb. 26.
"We must learn to work together
not as rivals but as good neighbors...
for progress," Ramos said. He and
Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile
led a military rebellion last month
that inspired a popular uprising, for-
cing Marcos and his associates to
leave the country.
Jose Maria Sison, who founded the
Communist Party of the Philippines

in 1968 and led it until his arrest in 1977
saw little chance of an immediate end
to the fighting.
"NO revolutionary will give up
what he has already won," sasid
Sison, who was freed along with hun-
dreds of other political prisoners in an
effort by Aquino to encourage the
estimated 15,000 rebels to lay down
their arms.
"Before a cease-fire can be arrived
at, we must recognize that the
revolutinaries will make certain
demands to improve pre-dialogue
conditions," he said, speaking to a
seminar at the University of the
Aquino has proposed a six-month
cease-fire during which negotiations
would take place.
ACCORDING to figures compiled
by The Associated Press from
military and media reports, rebel at-
tacks have claimed the lives of 64
soldiers, 25 insurgents and 25 civilians
since Aquino came to power. Of the
total, 56 were killed on Negros, which
Ramos visited.
Some military commanders have
expressed reservations abut the
cease-fire proposal, contending that
the guerrillas might use the period to

LEADERS of the insurgency have
not formally accepted the cease-fire
idea. At least two regional rebel units
have indicated they will remain in the
field until the government pledges-to
remove the U.S. military bases at
Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Nav4l
Base, turn over large land holdings to
peasants and make other reforms.
Aquino has said she will honor the
leases on Clark and Subic Bay, which
run until 1991.
The Bicol command of hte New
People's Army said it would continue
the fight in an effort to "mop up the
remnants of the fascist machinery" of
the deposed president, according to a
statement printed yesterday in the
Times Journal, a Manila newspaper.'
Last week, the rebel command on
the southern island of Cebu announ-
ced a similar position.
The military allowed former
guerrilla leader Bernabe Buscayno,
who was imprisoned for a decade and
freed with Sison, to meet about 20 ar-
med followers last Saturday. Col
Lorenzo Matero, the reginal com-
mander, said he permitted the
meeting in Buscayno's hometown 60
miles north of Manila because of
Aquino's expressed policy on the in-

- appeals for peace

strengthen their forces.
Defense Minister Juan Ponce
Enrile said recently he believes the
government should ask guerrillas
leaders if they still are interested in

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Union as the enemy, but in World War
II we were allies. We are in a contest
over the hearts and minds of men with
opposing ideologies."
VISITING scholar and panelist
Helmut Sonnenfeld explained "We
are really not in competition with the
Soviet Union with most things we care
about. There is no challenge from
them in values or economics. There is
a bigger challenge from the
"Our system, with all its horror
stories, is so flexible that it more
meets the needs of its people. Even in
the statements of a new generation of
Soviet leadership you will find that
glimmer of recognition," he said.
Soviet diplomat Sergie Rogov
defended his nation in a series of
spirited remarks. "When I first came

to this country," said Rogov, "I saw a
map with America in the middle. Just
imagine that a generation ago you lost
20 million people in a war (the
estimated number of Soviet Deaths in
World War II). What would your per-
ception be knowing that you are con-
sidered the evil empire?"
When the focus shifted to United
States intervention, specifically in
Nicaragua, the former President
said, "I do not believe the Ortega
government is in the best interest of
the United States. If I were a
congressman I would support U.S. aid
to limit expansion by the Ortega
Rogov, however, charged the U.S.
with twisted values. "American
troops occupied Nicaragua for 20
years and for years didn't care about
human rights.

(Continued from Page 1)
sible for revampting the engineering
college, which includes installing
several high-tech labs.
Duderstadt said four factors will
propel Ann Arbor into becoming the
Midwest's technological leader
within the next 20 years.
ANN ARBOR has the intellectual
resources to become a high-tech city
because of its proximity to Detroit
and major auto manufacturers, he

"Michigan is becoming the nation's
source of industrial technology,"
Duderstadt said.
The area's powerful leaders will
also contribute to Ann Arbor's
technological development. Duder-
stadt commended University
President Harold Shapiro's ability to
recognize the need to promote
technology and Gov. James Blan-
chard's establishment of the Resear-
ch Excellence Fund, which provides
money for research projects at the
state's universities.

ANN ARBOR has made an effort
"to establish an intense entrepreneur
atmosphere," Duderstadt said. The
abundance of small businesses best
illustrates that entrepreneurial spirit,
which is "taking hold of hte U.S. and
changing our culture," he said.
The city's largest asset, however,
lies in the University, according to
Duderstadt. He said the University
graduates creative, talented students
who play direct roles in business and
technological development. The

University also invests huge amounts
of time and money into technological
research, he said:
The dean noted, however, that Ann
Arbor must overcome several
barriers to become the technological
leader. State legislators must put
"quality investments" into higher
education, he said. He also said that
Ann Arbor harbors a "hostility"
toward growth and economic activity
in the city.

Controversy over guidelines sparked review

(Continued from Page 1)
of arms control, submitted by
Political Science Prof. Raymond Tan-
ter, ultimately led the regents to call
for a committee to investigate the
guidelines and to make recommen-
dations about possibly changing
At the time, criticism of the
guidelines focused on three areas.

SOME regents complained that the
one-year publication limit, the
guideline under which Tanter's
project was rejected, was too restric-
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline),
who moved to review the guidelines
said the publication limit restricts
academic freedom.
"Are we saying that knowledge is

'U' students hold counter-protest for Contra aid

(Continued from Page 1)
the latest series of protests, which
began last Thursday.
Eighteen supporters of sending aid
to the Contras, most of whom were
Ann Arbor residents orstudents from
other universities, began yesterday's
demonstration by walking in a circle
in front of the Graduate Library,
shouting "Let the Contras fight" and
carrying signs that read, "Free
Nicaragua from Cuba," "Freedom is
worth fighting for," and "I'm a Con-
tra, too."
MEMBERS of the College
Republicans did not demonstrate but
stood in the small crowd when Steve
Russell, a member of Americans for
Biblical Government, spoke in favor
of President Reagan's bill. Echoing
Reagan's Sunday night television ad-
dress, Russell said the Sandinistas
are "trying to topple the rest of Cen-
tral America."
The rally was one of several plan-
ned around the country by Americans
for Biblical Government, a group
which says it promotes "Biblical
principles" in government and the
military. A demonstration took place
Monday in Washington, and another

'Carl Pursell will not be intimidated by
800 screaming liberals on campus. We
know he'll vote the right way.'
- Bill Taylor
member, College Republicans

will take place today in Lansing.
"Don't be misled by false com-
parisons to Vietnam," Russell war-
ned. He said that in Nicaragua, the
Soviet Union is trying to "gain a
toehold on our North American con-
tinent. The communists want a
Pacific outpost to spy on our West
Coast naval facilities."
RUSSELL concluded his speech by
urging the crowd to "send our money,
not our sons," a phrase the supporters
chanted until Bill Tayler, a member
of the College Republicans, began his
Tayler called the Contras "peasants
who have had their farms con-
fiscated" who are "fighting for their
freedom." He also said the Sandinista
government supports terrorist
organizations like the Palestine

Liberation Organization and has
honored one of the members of the
Black September group, which was
responsible for the 1972 murders of 10
Israeli athletes at the Munich Olym-
pic games. Tayler's claims could not
be substantiated last night.
"I'd like to see all these liberal Jews
try to. support the Sandinistas,"
Tayler said later.
A SMALL but vocal counter-demon-
stration stopped Tayler at one point in
his speech when demonstrators
shouted "Contras kill children." After
Tayler's speech, his supporters again
began chanting and holding up signs,
but this time they were joined by the
counter-demonstrators, whose signs
read "Support terrrorism-aid the
Contras" and "No aid to the Contras."
Mark Culliton, an LSA sophomore
and one of the counter-demonstrators,
said the counter-rally was planned as
a response to the pro-aid rally. "These
people are uninformed," he said.
"you can see by the lack of support
how unpopular this issue is."
Tayler said members of the
College Republicans wrote letters to
Congressmen to express their support
for sending aid to the Contras and to
say that the anti-aid group was on the
fringe of the political spectrum.
"CARL PURSELL will not be in-

timidated by 800 screaming liberals
on campus. We know he'll vote the
right way," Tayler said. Tayler said
he expects Senators Carl Levin (D-
Mich.) and Donald Riegle (D-Mich.)
to vote against the bill, but he added-
that he thinks the bill will pass the
Russell and Tayler conceded that
the demonstration was small, but
Tayler said this was because it was
not widely publicized. "We didn't
publicize because we didn't want a
large, left-wing demonstration," he
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dangerous?" Roach asked.
ROACH also criticized the danger to
human life clause, saying it was
"nothing but hodge-podge," and
that the language was vague and
subject to multiple interpretations.
Regents also questioned the process
that determines a project's confor-
mity to the guidelines.
Tanter called the committee system
for determining a project's complian-
ce inappropriate because committees
are prone to political pressure and
members of the RPC and Classified
Review Panel are discouraged from
conducting independent in-
vestigations of projects' details.
AT THE regents urging, University
President Harold Shapiro appointed
an ad hoc committee to evaluate the
From the beginning however, the
committee was plagued with
problems. The Michigan Student
Assembly criticized the ad-
ministration for asking different
student governments - such as the
LSA Student Government and the
Engineering Council - for nominees,
saying that the MSA constitution
guarantees that only the assembly
can appoint students to University
But the regents by-laws, which
govern the University, do not

stipulate that MSA has appointment
rights to all University-wide commit-
tees and interpretations of MSA's
constitution differ.
Only one of the assembly's
nominees, law student Sean Laane,
was ultimately chosen to sit on the
committee. The other student mem-
bers, engineering graduate student
Tome Battle, was appointed by the
Engineering Council over MSA's ob-
SHAPIRO appointed Prof. Phillip
Converse, director of the Center for
Political Studies, to head the ad-hoc
The announcement that the com-
mittee meetings would be closed
stirred up more controversy, MSA
members worried that the closed
meetings would prevent people op-
posed to secret research from being
AT THE December meeting,
faculty and students expressed
satisfaction with the current
guidelines and concern that the com-
mittee's agenda was pre-determined
to change or loosen the guidelines. -
At the February meeting, more
members of the University com-
munity asked the committee to main-
tain the guidelines. History Prof. Joel
Isaacson proposed that the guidelines
be extended to nonclassified research
as well.


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20 arrested at protest

(Continued from Page 1)
would be Seeley in this case,
authorizes a warrant for arrest. If this
,happens, he added, everyone'
arrested at the protest would be called
in to be booked.
Seeley, who called for the arrests,
said he respected the protesters.
"The protest has been disruptive to
the facility, but they have been
reasonable and responsible for what
they are doing. They are willing to
take the consequences for what they
are doing, and that gives them in-
tegrity," he said.
Pursell's press secretary, Gary
Keats, said the Congressman has
declined to meet with the protesters

because they refuse to listen.
"They don't have a new position, so
there wouldn't be any productive pur-
pose in meeting with them," he said.
Keats also said Michigan Student
Assembly President Paul Josephson
and Representative Vebo Prassad
visited Pursell at his office in
Washington yesterday, and
apologized for the demonstrator's
Josephson vehemently denied this,
however, and said that he told Pursell
that students are against giving aid to
the Contras.


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