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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 130 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 12, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

Israelis expel
eight Arabs
charged with
inciting unrest
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel expelled eight Pales-
tinians from the occupied lands yesterday, accusing
them of inciting the four months of violence there, and
it issued deportation orders against 12 others.
Hospital officials said soldiers shot a 20-year-old
Arab to death in the West Bank. That brought to 142
the number of Palestinians killed since riots began
Dec. 8 in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip,
which Israel captured from Jordan and Egypt in the
1967 Middle East war.
The eight Arabs were taken to south Lebanon in
two helicopters. The United States condemned the de-
portations.
Six Palestinians from Beita, a West Bank village
where an Israeli settler girl and two Arabs were killed
in a clash last week, were among the 12 against whom
the army issued deportation orders.
Palestinian leaders contended the purpose of the ex-
pulsions was the appease right-wing politicians and
Jewish settlers angered by an army report that said
Tirza Porat, 15, was killed by a bullet from another
settler's gun.
Residents of the territories complied with Palestine
Liberation Organization orders to close stores yesterday
and stay home from jobs in Israel. Underground leaflets
called for a "day of firebombs" on April 21.
In Washington, State Department spokesperson
Charles Redman said: "We strongly oppose deporta-
tions from the occupied territories," which he described
as "counterproductive... they only further inflame pas-
sions."
See Israel, Page 2

Hijackers

kill

second hostage

on Kuwaiti

jet

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) - Arab
hijackers yesterday killed a second hostage,
tossed his bloody body from a Kuwaiti jet and
threatened to kill the rest of nearly 50 captives
if the plane wasn't refueled.
The hijackers said the dead man was a
"Kuwaiti officer." He was the second of three
Kuwaiti military men aboard the Kuwait Air-
ways jet that the hijackers have slain during
the weeklong ordeal.
THE HIJACKERS have demanded that
Kuwait release 17 pro-Iranian terrorists con-
victed in 1984 for bombing the U.S. and
French embassies in December 1983.
Sources close to the negotiations said,
however, that the hijackers yesterday demanded
freedom only for the three men among the 17
who have been sentenced to death . Kuwait
apparently rejected the modified demand.
In Kuwait, Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah
al-Ahmed al-Sabah said his country is prepared
to lose more hostages rather than give in to
terrorism.
"WE WILL TRY our utmost to protect
our dear ones aboard the plane, but we will

not surrender to any blackmail, even if we
lose more of them," he told a news confer-
ence.
There are 52 people aboard the Boeing 747,
including three members of the Kuwaiti royal
family, as well as the hijackers, who are
masked with blue hoods fashioned from airline
pillow cases and armed with grenades and
handguns.
Sabah said there are at least eight hijackers,
all of them Arabs, carrying forged passports.
Four of the hijackers have Bahraini passports,
three have Iraqi passports and one has a
Columbian passport, he said.
HE SIDESTEPPED a question about
whether the jet would.be stormed, saying that
was a matter for the Cypriot authorities since
the plane was on their territory.
The man killed yesterday was pushed from
the plane at 3:07 p.m. (8:07 a.m. EDT) after
Cypriot officials ignored two deadlines to re-
fuel the jet.
"We have executed a Kuwaiti officer," a
hijacker told the control tower. "We also re-
confirm that the craft must be refueled imme-
diately, immediately, before we take more
dangerous steps."

-Associated Press
The body of the second hostage slain by the Arab hijackers falls to the
tarmac of the airport in Nicosia, Cyprus, where a Kuwaiti jet is still being
held. The body, identified by the hijackers as that of a "Kuwaiti officer,"
is upside down, falling past the wing of the jet.

SWomen
barred
from the
battlefield

By VICKI BAUER
She can fire an M-16 rifle, hide in
foxholes, and use a compass to guide
herself through unfamiliar terrain.
But Brigette Seeger, an LSA se-
nior and captain of the rifle team,
will have little use for these skills
once she graduates as an officer from
the University's ROTC program.
Like all women in the military,
Seeger is excluded from combat. And
although the U.S. Congress restricts

women from serving combat roles in
the Navy and Air Force, the Army's
own administrative policy prohibits
Part
2
such a role for women.
Women are not excluded because

of their sex from any aspect of the
University's Reserve Officers'
Training Corps program. But once
these women graduate, they will be
excluded from all potential forms of
combat - jobs that include driving
combat ships in the Navy, flying
fighter planes in the Airforce, and
driving tanks in the Army.
7 Such exclusion appears to be the
only obstacle they face in the mili-
tary today, said Assistant Professor

of

Military

O'Rourke, the o
in the University'
In the past,
overlooked for to
because of thei
experience, O'R
trend is changi
women in the1
along with their
open-minded attit
"Most of the

Science Alicia tors are realizing that just because
nly woman officer women cannot fight does not mean
s ROTC program. they are unqualified for high posi-
women have been tions," O'Rourke said. "They will
p levels of position overlook the female's lack of combat
r lack of combat experience if they are qualified for
Burke said. But that the position," she said.
ing. The rank of "Personally, I prefer to have peo-
military is rising ple looked at as people. Whether
numbers and more they are qualified for the job or not,
udes of men.
senior administra- See ROTC, Page 2

1

No input
Student voice absent on
honorary degree panel

By LAWRENCE ROSENBERG
Students had no input in selecting the
honorary degree recipients for spring com-
mencement ceremonies because the Michigan
Student Assembly failed to appoint students
to the committee responsible for choosing the
recipients.
The names of this year's degree recipients
are scheduled to be released within the next ten
days, although Interim President Robben
Fleming earlier said they would be named
yesterday or today.
The Honorary Degree Committee is usu-
ally comprised of six to eight faculty mem-
bers, four administrators, and two students,
said Vice President for Government Relations
and committee member Richard Kennedy.
But MSA's Campus Governance Commit-
tee, responsible for appointing students to the
degree committee, did not follow the proper
appointment procedure this year, Fleming's
secretary said.
She said that MSA submitted one student's

name, but a slate of twice the number of
available committee seats must be submitted
in order for any representatives to be approved.
"They never submitted the rest. I called
him (George Davis, former MSA governance
committee chair) several times and he never
submitted any (more) names to me," she said.
Davis said advertisements sent out asking
students to join the committee garnered little
interest. "Of the people who were interested in
joining (MSA) committees, no one was really
interested in the Honorary Degree Commit-
tee."
Davis said University rules for committee
appointment hindered student input on the
Honorary Degree Committee.
"There was a student representative nomi-
nated by MSA; however, he was not recog-
nized because we had to submit a slate instead
of just nominating who we wanted," Davis
said. "I never received a call in which they said
'Where are the student representatives? We are
voting this week."'

A long, strange piece of cloth Doily Photo by DANIEL
Two unidentified entrepreneurs display their wares-tie-dyed shirts and pieces of cloth with peace symbols printed on
them-before selling them to fans at last night's Grateful Dead concert at Detroit's Joe~Louis Arena. Yes, it really is 1988.

MICHIGAN DUO NABS DOCUMENTARY AWARD:
Douglas takes home

Oscar for
LOS ANGELES (AP) -
Michael Douglas won the Oscar for
best actor last night for his portrayal
of a ruthless inside trader in "Wall
Street," while "The Last Emperor," a
tragic epic of modern China, picked

best actor'
Democratic nomination for president.
Michigan natives Sue Marx of
Detroit and Pamela Conn of Ply-
mouth, picked up Oscars in the cate-
gory of Best Documentary Short
Subject for their work "Young At

Indecent exposure:
a campus problem
By LISA WINER reported at least fifteen incidents of
The two women said they were indecent exposure, a crime that car-
studying Friday afternoon when a ries a penalty of up to a year in jail
man exposed himself to them. He or a $500 fine, said Department of
lay on the floor and masturbated Public Safety Assistant Director
until the women ran from the stacks, Robert Pifer.
they said later. But security officiai seldom an-

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