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Dems
second-
guess
strategy
WASHINGTON - Even as
Michael Dukakis insists there is time
to score an upset in the Nov. 8
balloting, many Democrats already
are second-guessing his campaign
strategy in anticipation of another
national election defeat.
"After the election, this may be
the campaign considered the worst
managed in this century," said
Democratic Sen. Terry Sanford of
North Carolina.
Like many people in his party,
Sanford insisted he thought Dukakis
still had a chance to defeat Republi-
can nominee George Bush, but he
didn't sound overly optimistic.
"I'd bet money on it," he said of
the chances of a Dukakis upset. "But
I wouldn't bet my law license on it."
Other prominent Democrats have
urged Dukakis openly for weeks to
sharpen his responses to Bush's
steady attacks.
"Dukakis has really got to take off
the gloves," said Sen. Sam Nunn of
Georgia. "He's got to defend him-
self... I wouldn't have been a punch-
ing bag on some of these issues."
Democrats have lost four of the
last five presidential elections, and
current polls point to the likelihood
- that Dukakis will make it five of six.
Even Dukakis recently conceded
he didn't get his message out clearly
enough and was too slow in
responding to negative commercials
from the Bush campaign.
But as he headed into the final
week of the campaign, Dukakis pro-
claimed, "There is time to do it."
"They're running a beautiful cam-
paign right now," said Ed Martin,
executive director of the Texas
Democratic Party. "But a proper
campaign for three months has been
compressed into three weeks."

The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 31, 1988 - Page 3
Progressives
oppose arms
research

JOSt JUAREZ/DaIy
Terry Feekart, of Clarkston, and Elaine Mitchell, of Birmingham, shop for hats yesterday, the last day of
the Ann Arbor Winter Art Fair.
Winter Art Fair attracts
faithful buyers, arti~sts

BY MIGUEL CRUZ
Reliving an event from five years
ago, 15 University alumni and stu-
dents converged on a North Campus
lab Friday in protest of campus mili-
tary research reportedly being
conducted there.
The alumni were members of the
Ann Arbor chapter of the Progressive
Students' Network, which is con-
cerned that "the University is a re-
search facility for the Pentagon in-
stead of for the undergraduates," said
member Andrew Boyd.
Five years ago, the group staged a
48-hour sit-in at the radar lab of Prof.
Thomas Senior, now the acting chair
of the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science,
to protest his research.
His work with radar had been
linked by the group to the B-2
Stealth Bomber.
Observing a plastic Stealth
Bomber replica and the combination
locks on file cabinets, PSN member
Gaia Kile said Friday it was clear
that the department is, whether aware
or unwittingly, "developing
technologies necessary to fight a
first-strike nuclear war."
When Senior arrived, alumni Kali
Towle read a prepared statement
about the purpose of the group's
visit, saying the University had ac-
cepted $6,000,000 from the Pentagon
in the past academic year, and at
least twice that from other sources, to
conduct military research.
In addition, the statement linked
militarism in the research lab to
"increased internal militarism."

"As the University has increased
weapons research, it has armed and
deputized its private security force,"
the statement said, which "runs
counter to a central goal of a public
university: to encourage the devel-
opment of critical thought and public
debate."
Senior denied that he was
involved in any classified research
projects. "There's no project that we
have here that we do not feel is a
viable academic project," he said.
"We are not making bombs in the
basement, as some accused us of five
years ago."
Prof. Yulaby, the director of the
lab, stressed that not all Department
of Defense research is "war-
oriented."
"I think collectively as a univer-
sity we decided that we shall not do
classified work," he said. "The way
to keep research from being abused
is to make sure that everything that's
produced is published."
The University research guide-
lines, revised in April, 1987, permit
any type of classified research, with
no stipulation that it be published.
From November 7 to 9 of 1983,
these students, many of whom came
from as far as Boston and St. Louis
for this weekend's reunion, sat, ate,
and slept on the floors of Senior's
lab.
Earlier that year, guidelines limit-
ing research had been endorsed by
the students, the faculty, and the
administration. In the summer of
1983, they were rejected by the
University's Board of Regents 7 to 1.

BY VERA SONGWE
Over 15,000 people visited the University's Track
and Tennis Building over the weekend to see artists
from 24 different states display their talent at the 15th
annual Ann Arbor Winter Art Fair.
"Ann Arbor is synonymous with art, " said Show
Director Audree Levy. "I think this is the highest
quality art show in the Michigan area."
Levy has been organizing the Ann Arbor Winter
and Spring Art Fairs since she established the first in
1973. After organizing fairs around the nation, she
said the people of Michigan are well educated in good
art.
Representing a variety of art styles including
painting, jewelry, pottery, and fiber, 260 professional
artists and craftspeople were selected from a field of
about 400 applicants by Levy.
Most of the artists make a living by paying a

commission to sell their art at such fairs. By avoiding
the expensive overhead costs usually associated with
art galleries, the articles exhibited at art fairs often
cost considerably less, many participants said.
Phyllis Hughes, an Illinois artist who has been at
all Ann Arbor art fairs for the past 40 years, said she
was sentimental about yesterday's fair because it was
her last on-the-road exhibition. "I have liked every bit
of it," she said.
Mary Medemar, a visitor from Flint who has at-
tended all the winter art fairs since 1973, said this
weekend's was the best show yet. "There is a nice
variety, and it's a lot more inexpensive," she said.
Some artists were concerned that there were
almost no students at the fair, noting that most of
those who attended were from the Detroit area.
If you missed it this weekend's fair, the Spring Art
Fair is scheduled for April 1 and 2,1989.

Mideast:
violence
rises in
conflict

JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestin-
ians ambushed and firebombed a pas-
senger bus in the occupied West
Bank on Sunday night, killing an
Israeli woman and her three children
and injuring at least five other
Israelis, the army said.
An army communique early
Monday said several Palestinians
were arrested and soldiers were
sweeping the area around Jericho,
seven miles east of Jerusalem. A

curfew was imposed on the biblical
town of 6,000.
Earlier, a Palestinian was killed
and 21 others wounded in clashes be-
tween Israeli soldiers and Arab
demonstrators in the West Bank and
occupied Gaza Strip.
An army spokesman said a Pales-
tinian teen-ager died when soldiers
fired plastic bullets on youths
demonstrating in the West Bank
Christian village of Beit Sahur, the

site of the fields where the Bible says
shepherds first learned of the birth of
Jesus.
The deaths raised the toll to 305
Palestinians and 10 Israelis killed
since the palestinian uprising against
Israeli occupation began Dec. 8.
The red-and-white bus was stopped
by a barricade of stones on Jericho's
outskirts, Israel radio said. Palestini-
ans then hurled five firebombs at the
bus, which was carrying aout 20

people, most civilians.
The bus was traveling from
Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee to
Jerusalem when it was halted about
8:15 p.m., the army said. Witnesses
said it was engulfed in fire before the
woman and her children, sitting in
the rear, could be rescued.
The army said the dead were from
Tiberius. News reports said two of
the children were infants.

CORRECTION
The Daily misidentified two candidates for University Board of Regents in
Friday's paper. The names underneath the photographs of Republican
candidate Cliff Taylor and Democratic candidate Tom Lewand were inad-
vertantly reversed.

'Hartford 15' alleges
death squad activity

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
"Henrik Ibsen and Female De-
sire: A Semiotic-Psychoana-
lytical Approach to Nora (A
Doll's House) and Hedda
(Hedda Gabler)" - Ellen Johns,
West Conference Rm., Rackham, 4:10
pm.
"The Hebrew Bible and The
Jewish Heritage" - Session I:
"Ancient Exegesis", 10:30 am-12:30
pm. Session II: "Biblical Historiogra-
phy", 2:30-5:30 pm. Session III:
"The Uses of Modern Literary Criti-
cism in Interpretation", 8-10 pm. All
located in the Rackham Bldg., to be
held on Tuesday, November 1. Free
Admission.
"Reversible Binding and Acti-
vation of Dioxygen by Copper
Complexes" - Prof. Kenneth Kar-
lin, SUNY at Albany, 1200 Chem.
Bldg., 4 pm.
"Spitfires and Drudges: Chi-
canas in Popular Culture" -
Women's Studies Annual Open
House, Elizabeth Salas, University of
Washington, Seattle, 236 W. Engi-
neering, 4-7 pm.
"The Impact of Predation Risk
on Optimal Foraging by
Grasshoppers" - Mark Ritchie,
School of Natural Resources, 1046
Dana Bldg., 4-5 pm. Tea, coffee, and
cookies from 3:30-4pm.
"Instantons and Geometric In-
variant Theory" - Prof. Karen K.
Uhlenbeck, University of Texas,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 4 pm.
Meetings
U of M Taekwondo Club -
2275 CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm. Tim
Frye 662-8637 for more info.

- 3rd floor, Michigan League, 7:15
pm.
U of M Archery Club - Coli-
seum, 7-10 pm. For more info call
764-4084 or send a message to
Archery @UB.
United Jewish Appeal - 2209
Michigan union, 7 pm. All welcome.
Furthermore
A Reading of Horror Stories -
Pond Rms., Michigan Union, 8 pm-
12 midnight. Sponsored by Miska-
tonic. All are invited, no admission
charge.
English Peer Counseling -
4000A Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
Help with papers and other English
related questions. Sponsored by Un-
dergrad English Association.
Employer Presentation - Ross
Roy Advertising, Michigan Union,
Kuenzal Rm., 7-9 pm. Salomon
Bros, Inc., Rm. 1018, Payton Center,
4:30-6:30 pm.
The Guild House Writer Series
- Authors reading their own works,
Guild House, 8 pm.
Poll Scl: Open House - The
Undergrad Peer Counseling/Resource
Office is now open, 5620 Haven Hall,
9 am-5 pm.
Soundstage:"The Difference" -
U-Club, 10 pm, $4 or $2 with cos-
tume.
Sexism: "Our lives at Michi-
gan and beyond" - Luncheon
discussion, held in dining rms 4&5,
1st floor Michigan League, 12-1:30
pm. Lunch can be purchased at the
League cafeteria, free beverages pro-
vided.
Pre-Interviews - Conoco, 1303

BY JONATHAN SCOTT
Two members of the "Hartford
15" claimed Friday at the Guild
House that death squads are cur-
rently active in Puerto Rico and have
had a "long history" in the United
States Commonwealth.
"The intelligence divisions are
trained by the FBI," Yvonne Melen-
dez, a "Hartford 15" member, said.
"And part of the intelligence divi-
sion is a front for death squad activ-
ity."
Melendez maintained that these
government forces are similar to the
"security forces" in El Salvador that
are believed to be responsible for
thousands of murders and
disappearances.
Because the independence
movement in Puerto Rico is becom-
ing stronger, the United States has
stepped up its efforts to undermine
the popular opposition to U.S.
hegemony in the region, said Elias
Castro, the other "Hartford 15"
member.
The two opened up their presen-
tation by discussing the "Hartford
15" case, in which both are defen-
dants. Three years ago, over 400 FBI
agents entered Puerto Rico, the two
defendants said, and staged a
"massive raid" that canvassed at
Schools
Continued from Page 1
William Gehring, a Jehovah's
Witness, said his Carpenter Elemen-
tary School son goes to the library or
home during school parties.
"We've been dealing with this for
50 years now by taking our children
out of the classroom."
SWING

least 50 homes, searching for mem-
bers of the Puerto Rican Indepen-
dence movement.
After arresting 13 Puerto Ricans
for "criminal conspiracy" in the rob-
bery of a Hartford, Connecticut
bank, the FBI, according to Castro,
immediately flew the 13 to a U.S.
jail cell.
"We were kidnapped from our
homes," Melendez said, "and our
basic civil rights violated."
Hours after Puerto Rican citizens
watched U.S. navy helicopters de-
part, Melendez said, "more than
5,000 gathered in front of the Fed-
eral Court Building asking for the
release" of those extradited.
Two other members of the Puerto
Rican Independencia were later ar-
rested and the 15 were then held
without bond, according to Castro,
for 16 months. After international
pressure from groups and ad hoc
committees formed to call on the
U.S. government to release the de-
fendants, all but one is now out on
bail.
The FBI reportedly has more than
2,000 tapes compiled through an ex-
tensive surveillance system that in-
cluded wire-tapping and hidden
.ameras concealed in the homes of
the independencia.
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