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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. I C, No. 49 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 15, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

PLO polishes

new si
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Members of
the Palestine National Council worked out
final details yesterday of a new political
strategy that would renounce terrorism and
implicitly recognize Israel.
The council also is expected to declare
Palestinian independence in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, which Israel captured from
Jordan and Egypt in the 1967 Middle East
war and has occupied since.
With the new approach, the 450-member
council hopes to meet at least some condi-
tions the United States has set for dealing
with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The Arab League formed the council in
1964, but it has assumed the role of PLO
legislature.
Behind the scenes of the council, which
began a special session Saturday, PLO chief
Yasser Arafat rallied members to his new
policy.
Arafat beamediand said, "Everything is
fine" as he entered the Palais des Nations
conference yesterday for a meeting of the
committee drafting resolutions.
George Habash, leader of the radical
Popular Front for the Liberation of Pales-
tine, contended too many concessions were
being offered with no guaranteed response
from the United States and Israel.
-In an unusual display of moderation,
however, he assured Arafat he would
"express reservations in public, but bow to
the rule of the majority," conference sources
said.
In Washington, President Reagan said
implicit PLO recognition of Israel "would
be some progress," but added: "There are
other problems that remain to be solved."
Israel rejected results of the Algiers
meeting in advance.
"We will not negotiate with the PLO,"
said Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. "It's
not a problem of definition and formula-
tions of various positions. We'll not nego-

rategy
tiate with them because they are opposed to
peace with Israel."
Arafat and other PLO leaders consider the
independence declaration a historic step to-
ward creation of an independent state in the
West Bank and Gaza. The council meeting
is called the "Intefadeh" session after the 11-
month-old uprising among the 1.5 million
Palestinians of the occupied lands.
Another resolution on the docket would
empower the PLO's 15-person Executive
Committee and the Central Council, a 70-
member senate-like body in the Palestine
National Council, to form a provisional
government later.
considers
coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir said yesterday his rightist
Likud bloc would consider forming a coali-
tion with the center-left Labor Party, but he
ruled out giving the rival party an equal
share of the power.
Shamir, who was chosen by President
Chaim Herzog to form a new government,
also tried to defuse concern over the far
right's hard-line stance on the peace process,
pledging to make a "tremendous effort" to
achieve dialogue with the Arabs.
In parliamentary elections Nov. 1, nei-
ther Likud nor its rival, the center-left Labor
party, won enough parliament seats to gain
a majority in the 120-member body. Ac-
cording to Israeli law, the president calls on
the party with the most support to try to
See Israel, Page 5

DAVID LUBLINER/Doily
Members of 10 different minority groups meet with University President James Duderstadt yesterday in the Regents
Room of the Fleming Building. Duderstadt offered to print a sheet of corrections to cover errors in a report on
minority activities and courses at the University, but the student groups want the report recalled.

Groups
BY LISA POLLAK
The University's 1987-88 minority af-
fairs report will be removed from circula-
tion until its numerous errors and omis-
sions are corrected, University President
James Duderstadt said yesterday. But those
corrections must be submitted by the stu-
dents who discovered the errors, he said.
Twenty-five students, representing 10
student groups, met with Duderstadt yes-
terday to demand a recall of the 96-page
annual report. The meeting was scheduled
after some 50 students protested the docu-
ment at the Fleming Administration
Building Friday.
Duderstadt apologized for the errors, and

demand recall

repeatedly called for increased student input
to help avoid such mistakes. But he re-
fused to recall the report; instead, he said,
it will be distributed again with an "errata
sheet" of corrections - as soon as the
students submit such a sheet.
The students, however, said they were
frustrated and dissatisfied by Duderstadt's
response to their concerns during the half-
hour meeting.
"I don't know if he believes it, or just
chooses to believe that the errors in the
report are so minor that corrections can be
done with an errata sheet... The report is
so bad that the errata sheet could be longer
than the report," said Anne Martinez, a

member of the Socially Active Latino
Student Association and the Chicano
Graduate Students Association.
"We're also not satisfied that we're re-
sponsible for any change that has to hap-
pen. We're paying tuition for the Office of
Minority Affairs to find out these things,"
said Martinez, who represented the students
during the meeting.
Duderstadt agreed that the burden of the
corrections shouldn't rest on the students.
But he would not grant their repeated re-
quest for another meeting to discuss er-

See Report, Page 5

.College GOP calls
for Phillips to quit

BY NOAH FINKEL
The resignation of Michigan
Student Assembly President Mi-
chael Phillips will be demanded at
tonight's Michigan Student As-
sembly meeting by some members
of the College Republicans.
The College Republicans want
to keep Phillips true to his word.
Phillips said in April that he
would quit as president if he could
not collect 5,000 signatures asking
for Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) to resign.
Glenn Kotcher, vice president
of the College Republicans and an
MSA candidate for LSA repre-
sentative, said Phillips owes the
students his resignation because of
his April threat.
"I wouldn't make a bet with
him because he's the biggest
welcher in Ann Arbor," said
Kotcher. "I don't have anything
personal against Mike. It's just
politics really... He's an em-
barassment to the student body."
But Phillips said the College
Republicans are requesting his res-
ignation for purely political rea-
sons.
"All of (the College Republi-
cans) are running for MSA... It's
just for publicity," Phillips said.
"I'm too damn busy... I don't have
time for their bullshit."

'I'm too damn busy... I
don't have time for (the
College Republicans') bull-
shit.'
-Mike Phillips,
MSA President
Phillips' April comments fol-
lowed an MSA resolution asking
for Baker's resignation.
"If I don't get 5,000 signatures
supporting the resolution between
September 1 and November 1, I'll
resign and leave school," Phillips
said during an April MSA meet-
ing.
But at the June 16 meeting of
the University Board of Regents,
Baker said he understood Phillips
had only one month to collect the
signatures. After some debate,
Phillips grudgingly agreed to a
one-month deadline.
"OK. September 1 to October
1. 5,000 signatures or I'm out of
here," Phillips said.
He said he initially agreed to
the one-month time period at the
meeting because he was "sick of
playing games."
High court:
spouse can't
veto abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Supreme Court, amid speculation it
is prepared to restudy abortion rights,
refused yesterday to give husbands
legal power to prevent their wives
from terminating pregnancies.
The iustices withont comment.

Diag
addition
prompts
c ri ti c is m
BY JONATHAN SCOTT
A new addition to the Diag -
a wooden school bus - was
erected yesterday by Tagar, a pro-
Israeli student activist group, in
"commemoration of all people
who have been victimized by ter-
rorist attacks."
Tagar President and LSA senior
Keith Hope said that although the
school bus is a general statement
about terrorism, "It specifically
represents Israeli citizens who
have been victims of Arab terror-
ism."
Tagar member Laura Cibul, an
LSA jdnior, said, "The bus is in
memoriam of the victims who
died in the recent Arab attack on
an Israeli schoolbus. Just as the
other shanties are there to repre-
sent unrest, so is ours."
See Bus, Page 5

DAVID LUBLINER/Daily
Passersby notice a bus that was constructed on the Diag yesterday. The pro-Israel group
TAGAR built the bus to symbolize a recent terrorist attack in Israel in which an Israeli
woman and her children died in a bombing.

Vote today in
MSA and LSA-
SG elections
where When
EECS 8:15-12:45
Dow 12-3:45
Fishbowl 9-4
Union 9:15-3:30
and 7-10:30
PublicHealth 11:15-1:15
Rackham 4-8
East Quad 12:30-1:30
and4:15-6
South Quad 11:13-1:15
West Quad 11:15-1:45
and 4:30-6:15
Bursley 4:45-6:30
UGU 10-2
and 7-10:30
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LSA Student Government
focuses on curriculum issues

BY ED KRACHMER
AND DAVID SCHWARTZ
With about 16,000 constituents
and a $36,000 annual budget, the
LSA Student Government represents
the largest individual college at the
University. Only the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly governs more stu-
dents on campus.
"We let MSA deal with political
issues," said current LSA-SG vice
president Trisha Drueke, a senior.
"We're more concerned with
in nrnv.in 0e*iAnt 1:rn r.r .a

For complete LSA-SG elec-
tion previews, see Page 5.
up for re-election by LSA students
today and tomorrow. The winners
will assume office Nov. 30.
The government's activities are
currently organized through its four
action groups: Counseling, Teach-
ing Assistant Liason, Pre-Registra-
tion and Communications. This
format was adopted last year, Drueke
nn

easily further its agenda. She pointed
to recent efforts to improve the reg-
istration process as an example.
She said the current scope of
LSA-SG's concerns gives it an ad-
vantage over MSA, which has a
much wider focus. "I think (LSA-
SG) differs from MSA because in-
stead of taking a position for or
against something, we're saying
what we're going to do," Drueke
said.
But MSA President Michael
Dhi;11; *:.:,.A T T A _e

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