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The victims were first approached
around 2 a.m. at the corner of North
University and State streets by four
men who were yelling. obscenities
and threats of a sexual nature, said
one of the victims. When the vic -
tims arrived in the Diag. the men
allegedly positioned their car in front
of the two students to block their
path and continued to yell
obscenities, the victims said.
When the students approached Stop
& Go on East University, where they
intended to call police, they reported
that the vehicle was in front of the
store and the men followed them in.
After exiting the store, the victims
hailed a police car, which was driving
down the street. One of the victims
had recorded the license plate number
and gave it to police officer Mark.
Purcell who was unavailable for
The suspects were then stopped and
identified, said Parin, who declined to
release their names.
O'Connor noted that most players
oh the team were not aware of the
"incident. Five other players contacted
last night expressed shock and
bewilderment upon -learning the
' "This is news to me," team
*'member Warren Sharples said when
told of the incident. "It's not
something the whole team is familiar
with and if somebody on the team did
something which was illegal,
certainly it doesn't reflect in any
way, the attitudes anid the behavior of
the team as a whole."
Berenson did not know if drinking
occurred in the car and could not
elaborate on what happened before.
Team rules prohibit all players from
going to bars.
No disciplinary action has been
taken on those involved. Berenson
has spoken with Ann Arbor police,
and was told of the situation by the
players involved. He was unaware if
there were University athletic
guidelines which handle incidents
involving varsity team members.
Director of Sports Information
Bruce Madej said the issue was a
team matter to be resolved by
Berenson. "It would fall under team
discipline," Madej said. "If the
players were found guilty, something
would happen. The old innocent until
proven guilty still stands."
Berenson added: "You. don't say
'Don't drive across the Diag.' You
don't have a rule for that. We have
our team rules, but we don't have our
rules for this. We'll see what they
did. I've.been through these kind of
things before and we're not going to
wash our laundry in the newspaper
like the (Detroit) Red Wings do.
We're going to wait until we've got
all the facts on this thing."
Junior Rob Brown said: "This
really hurts the team. It's just too
bad. We are a team that's on it's way
up, and this could really hurt our
-Staff writer Steve Blonder
contributed to this story.
seek own state
PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE
RANCHI, Bihar - Beneath the
quiet surface of this lakeside town, a
revolt is brewing, led by India's
forgotten "tribals" - an ancient.
people even more excluded from
Indian society than the untouchables.
Called "adivasis" (the Sanskrit
word for aborigines), India's 50
million tribals inhabited India .long
before the Aryan invasions of 3000
years ago that were the foundation of
India's great civilizations. Shunning
the cities of the Aryan and the later
Muslim rulers, the tribals remained
in the forests, surviving as hunter-
gatherers and worshipping .their own
In six remote northeastern states
near the Burmese border, tribals are a
majority and have, through a com-
bination of political activism and
bloody insurgencies, won control
over local government.
But the adivasis in the rest of
India are widely scattered, econom-
ically deprived, and looked down on
by the majority population.
Since the 1930s, tribal activists
have sought a new state, Jharkhand
("Forest State"), to be created out of
21 districts in south Bihar and three
So far the Indian government has
refused to accede to the demands for
Jharkhand and has tried to repress the
issue. Leaders of the Jharkhand com-
mon front, formed from splinter
groups in 1986, now say they will
block major roads in Bihar for a week
in February if the government
doesn't agree to negotiate. They also
threaten to lead a boycott of the next
Parliamentary elections, likely to be
held in December 1989.
The dangers of ignoring legitimate
tribal demands for too long are great.
Naxalites - Indian Maoist revolu-
tionaries who have been a thorn in
the side of Indian authorities since
the late 1960s - are very active in
Bihar. Although at present they focus
on caste conflicts within the Hindu
community, many think it is only a
matter of time before they try to
capitalize on disaffected tribals.
. In the southern state of Andhra
Pradesh, tribals form the core of
revolutionary groups.'The Maoist
People's War Group, composed
mainly of tribals, has been waging a
virtual guerilla war against police
since the early 1980s.
The Jharkhand front's leader
Bindeshwari Keshari, a Hindu non-
tribal, is adamant that under his
leadership the movement will use
only non-violent methods. But he is
equally firm in rejecting anything
short of a new state.
IU n1iNr~nn Budget
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would total $27.2 million if
STARTYOUROWNFRATER TYCongress were to approve the Rea-
Congress, however, throughout
Leadership the Reagan years* has set its own
spending priorities, in most areas
Networkingwidely different from those set by
the White House.
Experience, This year, in particular, members
of Congress were placing little stock
Friendship' in the Reagan budget, and instead
were waiting to see what proposals
would be made by George Bush after
he assumes the presidency Jan. 20.
Meetng ""With Reagan leaving, it is the
January 2 1989Bush budget plan that counts," said
Sen. Donald Riegle, D-Mich.
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Un n"Hopefully, it will shift priorities.
We don't need higher military
spending. We need more emphasis
on fighting drugs, and on education,
health care and the environment," he
Members of the president's own
party agreed. The Reagan budget is
"'simply a starting point o1' discus-
sion, no more, no less," said Rep.
'Bill Schuette, R-Mich. and member
of the House Budget Comn tce.
The Pentagon proposed ordering
603 M-1 A-1 tanks costing in 1990
and 516 in 1991, at a cost of about
S1.8 million in each year.
The Reagan budget also proposed
deep cuts inifarm price-support pro-
grams that would have an'impact on
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Francis Matthews, Minority At -
fairs Committee Delegate and LSA
senior, said he will feel more com-
fortable attending events sponsored
by the Comemoration of A Dream
Committee because his peers orga-
. nized its events.
"It's a difference when you see
your peers do something that will
affect you in a positive way," he
Matthews, who is also a member
of the Black Student Union, stressed
that student-peer input on such
events are aimed at the student body
and therefore should include more
student participation in the event's
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Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Immigration policy blocked
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A new government immigration policy
blamed for forcing hundreds of homeless Central Americans in south
Texas to live in primitive camps and condemned buildings was blocked
yesterday by U.S. District Judge Filemon Vela.
-The temporary restraining order allows asylum-seekers in south Texas
to travel to other U.S. destinations after checking in with the Immigra-
tion and Naturalization Service.
Hundreds of asylum-seekers have camped out in Cameron County
since the INS adopted a policy Dec. 16 that all but prevented them from
leaving the area while their applications for political asylum were pro-
The temporary restraining order will be in effect until Thursday when
the judge scheduled a hearing to decide whether to issue and indefinite
preliminary injunction against the new INS procedure.
Engine failure is probable
cause of crash, officials say
KEGWOR I, England - Officials said yesterday that both engines
on a new Boeing 737 apparently failed, causing the plane to crash beside
Britain's main north-south highway and kill 46 people.
Sabotage was not suspected in the Sunday crash of the British Midland
Airways jet, the second major air disaster in Britain in less than three
weeks; said Transport Minister Paul Channon.
"So far the evidence, although by no means conclusive, is consistent
with the right engine having stopped before impact, and there are also
signs of fire in the left engine," Channon said.
However, William Tench, retired head of Britain's Air Accidents
Investigation Board, said the odds against both engines failing on a Boe-
ing 737 were about 10 million to one.
The jet, en route from London to Belfast, crashed as the pilot struggled
to make an emergency landing about 100 miles north of London.
Americans support more
aid for homeless, poll says
NEW YORK - Six in 10 Americans say homelessness afflicts their
own communities, and a majority would pay higher federal-taxes to help
ease the problem, a Media General-Associated Press poll has found.
The telephone survey, conducted among 1,084 randomly selected adults
Nov. 10-20, found wide agreement that homelessness is a serious and
worsening problem and general dissatisfaction with the level of the federal
Sixty percent of the respondents favored more federal spending for the
homeless, with nearly all in that group saying they would pay higher
taxes for that purpose. Sixty-five percent especially supported subsidized
Only 27 percent said the federal government does enough to prevent
people from becoming homeless, and 58 percent said it does not. Fifteen
percent had no answer.
Bankers study ATM crimes
Detroit - Occasionally, bank customers withdraw money from auto-
matic teller machines only to have robbers take the cash from them, and
bankers are studying how to keep such crimes from becoming more fre-
.uLast month a man was critically wounded when he tried to escape after
being abducted and forced to withdraw money from and automatic teller in .
The problem has prompted industry officials in recent years to study
ATM crime. One study found that 95 percent of the crimes involve a lone
customer confronted by an assailant while using or leaving the machine.
Some cautions for automatic teller customers are to avoid using the
machines between 7p.m. and midnight; go with someone if possible.
Have slips filled out beforehand; count money only after leaving the area,
and put off the transaction if someone suspicious is in the area.
WOW! UGLi gets new chairs
All right, you got us.
When the Daily heard that the Undergraduate Library had replaced all
the soft vinyl chairs in the basement and on the second floor with wooden
ones, we sent a reporter over right away. The administration's found yet
another way to subvert and restrict students, we figured, and we're going
to get to the bottom of it.
Boy, were we wrong.
The few diligent students who were studying in the UGLi last night
were of one mind about the new seating. Ron Lumaque, LSA Junior, said
that they were "better for studying - they give you more support, and
they don't let you slouch."
"They keep you awake," agreed LSA Junior Rick Weiermiller. And of
their predecessors, Jerome Abramson, yet another LSA Junior, said, "they
were absolutely filthy and disgusting to sit on."
A circulation desk worker, who asked not to be identified, perhaps said
it best. Asked of the reason for the change, she hypothesized that maybe
it was "because the old ones were ugly and horrible." --Miguel Cruz
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