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JERUSALEM (AP) - Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin walked out
of a stormy parliament debate
yesterday after opposition members
harassed him about increased
bloodshed in the occupied territories,
and demanded he resign.
The opposition reflected growing
unease many Israelis feel about the
army's handling of the Palestinian
upiising in the occupied territories.
There is also frustration because the
army has not been able to stop the
ongoing 13-month revolt.
The Cabinet met behind closed
doors for a briefing on tougher army
-policies that include destroying the
houses .of suspected stone-throwers
and liberalizing shooting
Thirteen Palestinians have been
killed in the past week, and critics
have blamed many of the casualties
on the army's increasing use of
plastic bullets and newly introduced
rubber-coated metal pellets.
Rabin said that as long as
Palestinians stage violent protests,
the tougher army policies will stand.
He also said residents of the occupied
territories refused to abandon support
for the Palestinian Liberation-Orga-
nization and instead talk peace di-
rectly with Israel.
Since the uprising began in
December .1987, 362 Palestinians
have been killed and 15 Israelis have


One Hot Car
MBA students David Gilliam, Doug Williams and Lisa Powlik solicit ballots for the "Best
Car of the Year." In a poll conducted by the Automotive Industry Club around campus
yesterday, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 took top honors, garnering 116 out of 453 votes
cast. The club conducted surveys at the Fishbowl, the Business School lounge, and the
EECS building. While the ZR1 won hands down, the runners up varied from site to site,
including the BMW 535i, the Ford Probe, and the Ford Thunderbird. One respondent praised
the ZR1 as a "classic" and another said of it, "The ZR1 makes a statement about where U.S.
industry is going and about its potential."
Bush meetS With educators

Bush began his inaugural whirlwind
yesterday by paying tribute to his
political 'mentor of the last eight
years, President Ronald Reagan, and
by promising school teachers that
from the moment he is sworn
in,"education will be on my desk and
on my mind."

"This is my very first event on
the inaugural calendar, and that's the
way I wanted it, meeting with
educators," Bush told 230 top-rated
public school teachers, gathered from
every state.
Even under budgetary constraints,
Bush said,"We're going to work to

make sure that the nation does what
needs to be done for our schools.
Reward excellence, weigh standards,
expand choices, publicize success,
strive to resolve shortcomings and
keep American attention and effort
concentrated on further education re-
forms and improvements."


Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Classes resume after shooting
STOCKTON, Calif - Children returned to class to confront their
fears with help from psychologists yesterday, just one day after a gunman
killed five youngsters at the elementary school he attended as a boy.
Patrick Edward Purdy, wearing a military flak jacket, and a shirt
bearing the word "Satan," shot himself in the head after shooting the
Blood was washed from the pavement overnight and bullet holes were
patched at Cleveland Elementary School, where experts said it was
important that pupils, mostly of Southeast Asian refugees, deal with the
trauma imimediately.
As the children returned to school yesterday, they were greeted by
bouquets atop the school sign on the front lawn, and a paper banner
saying, "Racists are Ugly - Let's Stop Them."
There was no indication that the attack involved racism, however.
Nov. trade deficit increases
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit ballooned to $12.5 billion
in November, the biggest imbalance in five months, the government said
yesterday in a report many private economists and even the Reagan
adminstration viewed as a disappointing indication of how deep the
country's trade problems are.
The Commerce Department said the trade gap was 22 percent larger
than October's $10.3 billion deficit, reflecting a surge in imports,
particularly for business capital goods, and a slight drop in exports.
At the White House, spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater said the
November performance was of concern but "we trust this is an aberration
and does not change the overall trend."
Even with the November deterioration, the trade deficit for the first 11
months of 1988 was running at an annual rate of $137.3 billion, almost
20 percent below the all-time imbalance of $170.3 billion set in 1987.
Nursing home aide suspect
waives extradition in Texas
WALKER, Mich - Gwendolyn Graham, a former nurse's aide, has
waived extradition and agreed to return to Michigan from Texas to face a
charge of murder in the death of a 98-year-old nursing home patient.
Graham is charged with killing Edith Cook who died April 7, 1987 at
Alpine Manor Nursing Home.
Wood, a former nurse's aide supervisor at the home, has been ordered
to stand trial on two counts of open murder in the deaths of Cook and
another patient, Marguerite Chambers.
Police suspect the pair, who were lovers, may have killed as many as
eight patients at the home.
Wood told police Graham killed the patients for the "emotional re-
lease" it provided
"She just wanted to get it over with," District Judge Bill Coats said in
Texas. "I don't know what caused it. They get tired of sitting in these
jails, but I imagine she'll get tired up there, too."
P.W. Botha suffers stroke
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - President P.W. Botha suffered a stroke
at home yesterday, but was "clear-minded" and might appoint a Cabinet
member to act as president, his office said.
Botha, who turned 73 on January 12, remained in stable condition at a
military hospital in a Cape Town suburb. No further details were released.
Botha has refused to comment on his possible retirement. Intense
speculation has arisen about which cabinet member the national party
would select as Botha's successor.
None of the men considered likely to take his place is expected to
make any fundamental changes, although Botha is viewed as slightly
more liberal than the rest.
During his years in power, Botha has maintained the National party's
political dominance despite the criticism both from the anti-apartheid
movement and from extreme-right whites.
Camaros: most stolen car
DETROIT - The autos made by General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet
Division were the four most stolen cars last year, according to a list
compiled by an automobile valuation service in Chicago.
In fact, thieves picked GM cars as their 22 most-popular targets,
according to the list developed by CCC Information Services Inc., a
business used by insurance companies to determine the value of a stolen
"It (the Camaro) appears as popular with thieves as with lawful own-

ers," said Ralph Kramer, a spokesman for the Chevrolet.
"A huge percentage of auto thefts are joy-rides, and the people who
tend to go joy riding do so in Camaros," he said.
The most popular imported car among thieves last year was the 1987
Hyundai Excel, made in South Korea.
Kramer said the company has taken note of the high theft rate of some
of its cars, and is fighting it by implementing a vehicle anti-theft system.,
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Continued from Page 1
the kind of dean to choose," Hol-
brook said. Committee members
were chosen from a wide variety of
disciplines, and Holbrook said that
each member's individual concerns
will also aid the committee's work.
Holbrook said that the search will
be conducted on a national level and
that the position is not limited to a
local person. .
"We're looking all over," he said.
Committee members include:

Chair Albert Schultz, professor of
mechanical engineering; John Birge,
associate professor of industrial and
operations engineering; Linda Abri-
ola, assistant professor of civil engi-
neering; Edward Davidson, pro-
fessor of electrical engineering and
chair of the computer science de-
partment; Donald Lewis, chair of the
mathematics department; Galip Ul-
soy, associate professor of mechani-
cal engineering and applied
mechanics; and graduate student
Debbie Billings. A representative
from the ranks of the college's
alumni has not yet been selected.

Representatives from
The CNA Insurance Companies
will be on campus on
to interview
Actuarial Science, Math & Statistics majors
for Actuarial positions
at our Home Office in Chicago.
Contact the Career Planning &
Placement Center for details.
For All the Commitments You MakeĀ°

Continued from Page 1
"We need to establish a caring
community," said Dupont who is
also the former director of the Na-
.tional Institute on Drug Abuse.
With humorous but hard hitting
anecdotes, Dupont ' stressed the
importance of letting students know
drugs are dangerous and can easily
Ibecome a problem.
"The University community
needs to get its values straight," he

said. "If the drinking age is 21, it
means no drinking till your 21."
During the question and answer
period Dupont applauded Nancy
Reagan's "Just say No" program but
said the message was not reaching
the kids who are most vulnerable.
"We need to keep in mind that
the 'Just Say No' message is unreal-
istic," said Teresa Herzog, Substance
Abuse Coordinator at University
Health Services and a member of a
panel which responded to Dupont's

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