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Speaker defends
Israel's actions
(contiiued from Page 1)

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 12, 1988- Page 5
Nuclear plant
restarts after
shutdown

One demonstrator yelled during
the speech, "Israel and South Africa
are the same, the only difference is
the name."
Referring to a recent incident in
which Israeli troops fired into crowds
of rock-throwing Palestinian dem-
onstrators, one protester's sign read,
"Bullets for stones. Is this Israeli
justice?"
Many protesters suggested that
Israel relinquish control over the
occupied territories, thus paving the
way for an independent Palestinian
state.
Brosch responded that Israel
cannot allow the creation of a
Palestinian state because, he said,
such an action would jeopardize the
safety of Israeli citizens..
Brosch told the protesters, "I want
to tell you that what is happening
here tonight is not encouraging any
hope that we can sit down together
and work out a way to live
together..."
Demonstrators criticized Israel for
committing human rights violations
in its treatment of those living in
the occupied territories. Brosch
defended Israel by saying, "The same
territories, occupied previously by

Jordan and Syria, were oppressed
even more. The young people do not
know about what happened before
they were born."
The protest was sponsored by a
coalition of student and community
groups, including the Palestine Aid
Society, the New Jewish Agenda,
the Palestinian Solidarity Com-
mittee, the Latin American Solidar-
ity Committee and the United
Coalition Against Racism.
The speech, which was scheduled
before the recent uprisings in Israel,
was sponsored by the Union of
Students for Israel, the Progressive
Zionist Caucus, and the American
Zionist Youth Foundation.
A group of about twenty people
staged an impromptu pro-Israel
counter-demonstration during the
protest. They exchanged chants with
-the protesters and sporadic quarrels
and shoving broke out between the
two groups.
"If (the PLO) really wants peace,
why do they want to push thepJews
to the sea, like the PLO charter
says?" asked Debbie Schlussel, an
LSA sophomore.

MONROE (AP) - Detroit
Edison Co. restarted the Fermi II
nuclear plant at 5 a.m. Monday after
a second shutdown in two weeks and
again began to climb toward its 75
percent operating ceiling, officials
said.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission will see how well the
plant operates at 75 percent of
capacity before approving higher
level testing, said Russ Marabito,
NRC spokesperson in Chicago.
Marabito said a shutdown Sunday
and declaration of a low-level emer-
gency, following an earlier shutdown
Dec. 31 were not cause for alarm.
But an official of an environmen-
tal group opposing the plant accused
Edison officials of undue haste in
putting the plant in commercial op-
eration.
"It's like the challenger (space
shuttle). They are hurrying to get it
in and it keeps messing up," said
Mary Johnston, assistant director of
the Safe Energy Coalition of Michi-
gan.

The Michigan Public Service
Commission requires that the plant
operate for 100 hours at 90 percent
of capacity before it is considered to
be in commercial operation.
Until then, Detroit Edison cannot
begin charging customers for the
$4.575 billion project and must
continue paying $75 million a
month in financing costs.
Johnston said her group will be
talking with lawyers this week about
possible litigation to delay commer-
cial operation, but "I don't think
anyone will do anything until there's
an accident."
Marabito said officials were not
hurrying through testing at the
plant, noting that it was first li-
censed in 1985.
Regulators and Edison officials
have picked their way through an
obstacle course of equipment prob-
lems and operating errors since then,
and until December the plant was
never tested at over 50 percent of ca-
pacity.

Daily Photo by DAVID LUBUNER
Israeli Counsul General Zvi Brosch outlines Israel's policy regarding the
Israeli-occupied territories in the West Band and the Gaza Strip.

Former White House official faces trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former
White House political director Lyn
Nofziger, sporting a Mickey Mouse
'tie that is his trademark, predicted
victory as he went to trial yesterday
on charges he illegally lobbied
former administration colleagues.
"I think we're going to win this
High Court
to examine
vacc11e
problems
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Supreme Court said yesterday it will
settle a potentially costly battle by
deciding whether the government
may be forced to pay damages when a
vaccine it licenses causes the disease
it was intended to prevent.
The Reagan administration is
arguing that if the government is
held legally responsible in such cases
it may withdraw entirely from
licensing new vaccines.
. The justices agreed to hear an
appeal by the parents of a Pennsyl-
vaia boy who contracted polio after
receiving a dose of oral vaccine.
In a busy return from a four-week
holiday recess, the court also:
*Refused to hold the government
financially responsible for the deaths
and diseases allegedly caused by years
of open-air atomic weapon tests in
Nevada.
*Agreed to decide in a Pennsyl-
vania case whether the mother of an
illegitimate child may sue the alleged
father for support more that six years
after the child is born.
*Agreed to use a case from a
Milwaukee, Wis., suburb to study
whether communities violate free
speech by banning all picketing of
private homes.
-Announced it will expand its
study of the constitutionality of a
federal law aimed at promoting
chastity among teen-agers.
-Heard arguments in a California
case on whether police heed court
warrants to search discarded garbage.
-Said, in effect, that Georgetown
University must start providing two
gay rights groups with equal access
to campus facilities and services.
*Said it will decide whether federal
lawyers procedurally botched a
contempt-of-court case against the
Providence Journal. The Rhode Is-
land newspaper says it was justified
in defying a judge's order not to
publish FBI information about a
* Mafia boss.
-Refused to reinstate the triple-
murder convictions of former boxer
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and co-
defendant John Artis. New Jersey
prosecutors are uncertain whether
they now will seek a third trial in the
22-year-old case.
-Let die some, but not all, of the
lawsuits filed by Vietnam veterans
against seven manufacturers of the
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thing," Nofziger told reporters
outside the U.S. Courthouse as he
arrived for the first day of jury selec-
tion in the trial which is expected to
last three to five weeks.
"I know there was no intent to do
anything wrong," Nofziger said.
_ "I am innocent of anything and so

I assume that a jury being a typical
fair, American jury will find that to
be the case."
Nofziger is accused of four felony
counts of lobbying White House of-
ficials within a year after leaving
President Reagan's staff.

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