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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. IC, No. 48 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, November 14, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily


PLO moves



to recognize
state of Israel

ALGIERS (AP) - PLO leaders
accepted a U.N. resolution yesterday
implicitly recognizing Israel's right to
exist and recommended that the PLO's
parliament endorse the decision.
The move means that Yasser Ara-
fat, chair of the Palestine Li-beration
Organization, has won his struggle
with hard-line leaders over the
controversial U.N. Resolution 242.
If the decision is accepted by the
Palestine National Council, the
PLO's parliament-in-exile, it will
meet one of the conditions for U.S.
recognition of the PLO.
The declaration accepting the
resolution was debated and being
drafted by a committee for presenta-
tion to the plenary session of the
Palestine National Council, which
began a four-day meeting in Algiers
on Saturday.
"The PNC will come out with a
political decision and a program of
peace," said PLO spokesperson Ah-
med Abdul-Rahman.
"In the political statement, we will
adopt all resolutions of the U.N.
Security Council dealing with the
Palestinian question. What's more,
we will emphasize resolutions 242
and 338 as the basis for an inter-
national conference to achieve peace
in the Middle East."
Resolution 242 calls for an end to
hostilities and Israeli withdrawal from
territories occupied in the 1967, it
implicitly recognizes Israel by refer-
ring to the right of all states in the
area to live within secure and recog-
nized borders.
Resolution 338, passed in 1973
during the Arab-Israeli war, calls for
an end to fighting; urges implemen-

'We will adopt all resolu-
tions of the U.N. Security
Council dealing with the
Palestinian question.'
-PLO spokesperson
Ahmed Abdul-Rahman
tation of Resolution 242 and, most
importnant, calls for negotiations
between Arabs and Israel toward "a
just and durable peace in the Middle
In the closed-door committee
meetings among PLO leaders, there
was strong opposition to Resolution
242 from the Marxist-oriented groups,
particularly George Habash's Popular
Front for the Liberation of Palestitie.
Habash's faction is the second-
largest of the eight groups comprising
the PLO. Arafat's is the largest.
Sources close to the talks said that
after two days of haggling, it was
clear no compromise was possible.
Habash agreed to note his reserva-
tions, but bow to the majority, and
not create a major split.
The 450-member Palestinian
council began meeting Saturday and is
expected to conclude on tomorrow
with a declaration of indepence for the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
To date, more than 310 Palestin-
ians and 11 Israelis have been killed
in the 11-month uprising.

Michigan defensive tackle Mark Messner embraces coach Bo Schembechler following the Wolverines' 38-9 victory
Illinois on Saturday. The win clinched a share of the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl berth for Michigan.
_it _ _

The Schef s
The crowd swarmed the field. All wee hours
100 yards were occupied with Why shou
bodies. Everyone wanted a part of Michigan
the party. traumatic lc
John Kolesar usually is the first Miami (F
player to run into the tunnel. suffered a h
Saturday, he was one of the last. But they
Kolesar decided to stay outside with Illinois on
the fans, savoring his final least a sh
appearance, until graduation, in championst
Michigan Stadium. With ea
Mark Messner joined in the the toilet pa
festivities too. He hoisted a woman blasted "T
he didn't know onto his right pumped in
shoulder while he raised the index roses, baby
finger of his left hand. Messner was During t
on the field so long he missed the and co-cap
team singing "The Victors" after everyone in
the game. like a baby
The celebration started early. like an exp(
And it probably continued into the
Alng Blu
When Michigan's offense took the field
Saturday afternoon against Illinois, its starting
unit included fifth-year senior guard Mike Husar
the same player who just a week earlier
strained ligaments in his right knee.
Husar's prospects for playing against the
Fighting Illini appeared slim. He practiced
sparingly in preparation for Illinois, and
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler's policy is if
a player does not practice, he does not play. But
Husar refused to watch the entire game from the
Championship games'are funny that way.
"That's what you come here for - to play in



of Sunday morning.
uldn't it? This was a
team that overcame
osses to Notre Dame and
la.). The Wolverines
heartbreaking tie to Iowa.
prevailed, clobbering
Saturday to clinch at
hare of the Big Ten
ch touchdown registered,
aper unraveled. The band
he Victors." The fists
the air. It was for the
, the roses.
he fourth quarter, center
tain John Vitale hugged
n sight. Messner jumped
and paced the sidelines
ecting father. The rest of
See Roses, Page 12

Students protest
minority report

Senior flanker John Kolesar strikes a classic pose
every Wolverine's favorite flower.

e puts hurt on
a championship game at the end of the season," and they
Michigan safety Tripp Welborne said. "It was a who will
very intense week. All week we were just time.
talking rings and roses." The N
The Wolverines (7-2-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the outright'
Big Ten) clinched a Jan. 2 Rose Bowl berth in Saturday
Pasadena, Calif., and at least a share of the Michigan
conference title by defeating the Illini, 38-9, in Columbu
front of 105,714 chilled spectators at Michigan undefeate
Stadium. Michigan became the first Big Ten Wolverin
team to earn three trips to the Rose Bowl this game.,
decade. Husar'
"I said at the beginning of the year that I (5-4-1, 4-
liked this team because it was a fun team to not-out s
work with - a lot of good guys to be around - starters a

really responded," said Schembechler,
go to the Rose Bowl for the ninth
Wolverines can win the conference
with either a win over Ohio State on
or with a loss by second-place
n State to Wisconsin. A win in
s would also give Michigan its first
ed Big Ten season since 1980. The
es have not lost since the Miami (Fla.)
s determination to play against Illinois
2-1) epitomized Michigan's down-but-
spirit. Despite playing without four
and two reserve running backs, the
See illin', Page 12

An aide to University President
James Duderstadt promised minority
student group representatives a meet-
ing today with Duderstadt, following
a protest Friday in which they de-
manded the 1987-88 minority affairs
report be recalled for factual
Students gathered on Regents
Plaza Friday at noon to protest the
report, released in August by the of-
fices of the President, Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs,
and Vice Provost for Minority Af-
fairs. Student protesters said they
only became aware of the report last
Duderstadt was in Detroit Friday
during the protest, but his assistant
Robin Jacoby arranged the meeting
for 11:30 today.
The document has been attacked
by student groups for a number of
inaccuracies, including:
-Reference to a nonexistent
"Committee on Hispanic Studies"
and no mention of the Latino Studies
program and its director, University
Prof. Silvia Pedraza-Bailey;
-No mention of programs or
groups available on campus to Na-
tive American students, and further
omissions of events and scholarships
given by Latino student organiza-

-No mention of the Hispanic
Alumni Council, or of any Asian or
Native American alumni associations
or recruitment efforts; and
-A reference to the Target of Op-
portunity Funds as a faculty recruit-
ment program inclusive of all mi-
norities, when no Hispanic or Native
American faculty members have yet
been brought in, and the program is
not extended to Asian Americans.
LSA seniors Anne Martinez and
Elsa Barboza, members of the So-
cially Active Latino Student
Association, met last Monday with
Charles Moody, vice provost for mi-
nority affairs, to discuss their com-
plaints with the report.
At that time, Moody told them he
would take their concerns to Duder-
stadt. The students have filed com-
plaints about the report with Duder-
stadt's office for about a week.
Moody, who said he will attend
today's meeting, has promised to ac-
tively seek student input for this
year's report. He stressed that his of-
fice only takes "an inventory of
things that have happened," and that
it depends on student groups to sup-
ply accurate, current information.
He said yesterday he does not
See Protest, Page 3

. MSA parties differ
on variety of issues

The issues were not the key
difference in last year's Michigan
Student Assembly election; most of
the candidates shared the same posi-

Complete MSA election cov-
erage, Pages 5 and 7
point of disagreement was the scope
of MSA, and whether it should de-
vote time to off-campus issues.

The University adm istratonre-
sponds to student demands by
locking protesters in a stairwell.
See Opinion, Page 4
Tired of boring Saturday nights?
The Comedy Company is ready
for primeAme.
See Arts, page 8

Opposition group
applauds loss of SSC

The Department of Energy's Thursday announcement
naming Texas as the official site for the Superconduct-
ing Super Collider (SSC) brought cheers from many
Stockbridge area residents and prompted celebrations
there this weekend.

a bipartisan commission instead of the top billing ear-
Tier reports suggested it would claim.
At least 2,000 area residents were pleased by the
DOE's unexpected decision, Cady said, including many
that had recently joined Citizens Against The Collider
Here (CATCH), a local chapter of a national opposition

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