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Author speaks on
Palestinian revolt

The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, March 22, 1989 - Page 3
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Author and journalist Christopher
Hitchens spoke yesterday evening on
I'The Palestinian Revolution." The
talk, sponsored by the Palestinian
Solidarity Committee, touched on
nany topics related to the Pales-
tinian mass uprising, or intifada, and
Israeli and U.S. policy.
Hitchens called the intifada a rev-
olution. The conditions for a
(evolution, he said, were, "when one
people refuses to live under the ex-
isting conditions, and the other class
cannot force it to." He said the
Palestinians have said 'no' to the
conditions decided for them else-
where, meaning Israel and the U.S.
Hitchens stated that Palestinians
and Israelis should recognize each
other's right to self-determination. If
this is achieved, then the formation
of two separate states will be unnec-
essary because it creates the founda-
tion for coexistence.
When asked about the question of
"transfer" of Palestinians from the
Occupied Territories, he replied that
deporting all Palestinians becomes
more likely when compared to the
two alternatives. Israel could choose
the status quo, and attempt to sup-

'A nation that oppresses
cannot be free.
- Christopher
press the intifada by force, and
maintain the Palestinians as a labor
pool, or Israel could recognize the
Palestinians right to statehood.
Hitchens said neither of these was
likely, and that perhaps Palestinians
might be expelled or 'transferred'
from their homes during a Syrian-
Israeli war.
Citing Israel's policy towards the
Palestinians, he said "a nation that
oppresses cannot be free." I support
of this, he observed that the political
rights of Jewish dissidents in Israel
are being abridged through harass-
Hitchens has co-authored Blaming
the Victims with Edward Said, and
recently published Prepared for the
Worst, a collection of his essays. He
writes for The Nation, The New
Statesman, and The (London) Times
Literary Supplement.

The University should add about
1,600 new parking spaces near Cen-
tral Campus, according to a private
consulting firm which presented the
recommendation to the Senate As-
sembly yesterday.
The study by BRW Associates, a
Minneapolis-based consulting firm,
was conducted in conjunction with
the Central Campus Parking Com-
mittee (CCPC), an ad hoc Senate
Assembly committee.
"I thought it was a carefully done
study that clearly showed there is an
acute shortage of parking on Central
Campus and a very great need for
construction of additional parking
structures," said Prof. James Miller,
chair of the CCPC.
The report said the Central Cam-
pus faculty and staff population has
grown from 7,900 to more than
8,500 in the last five years, demon-
strating the need for more parking.
But if 1,600 parking spaces are
created, it may encourage more Uni-
versity faculty and staff to cut back
on carpooling and walking, accord-
ing to the report.
The study suggested a three-point
program which would help the Uni-
versity meet the increasing parking
The plan, which calls for the
construction of a new parking struc-
ture and the expansion of both the


existing Thayer and Thompson
Street Parking Structures, would be
funded from increases in parking
fees. The study recommended that
the University increase the fees over
a five year period.
Miller said the University would{
most likely deviate from the sug-
gested plan in several instances. For
example, the study assumes the
University will maintain the current
policy of permit paid parking if the
three-part program is adopted, and,
suggests that the University raise the
price of these permits.
But Miller said the University
may opt to subsidize parking, using
money from the General Fund to pay
for new parking spaces.
Still another issue the University
may handle differently is the cost of
parking. The study is based on the
expectation that the University will
continue their current policy of
charging one fee for faculty and a
different fee for staff.
The University instead may use a
sliding-scale policy, in which the
cost of a parking space would depend
upon an individual's salary. Cur-,
rently, all faculty pay $180 yearly
for parking spaces. The fee is sched-
uled to increase to $200 next year.
The study is being reviewed by
the Plant Extension Committee of,
the Executive Officers of the

Christopher Hitchens, author and columnist for the Nation, speaks
yesterday at Hutchins Hall on "The Palestinian Revolution."

House bill would not treat ash as hazardous


there is no way to test f
pollutants which may b

Hazardous ash, a byproduct of trash incinera- Environmentalists sa
tors, would no longer be treated as hazardous for the monofill are not
waste, under a bill that passed the Michigan be, and plan to fight fo
House of Representatives yesterday. the bill goes to the Sen
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Michael Griffin House with a 69-33 vot
(D-Jackson), would require all incinerated ash to An amendment to th
be placed in specially constructed landfills called required ash manageme
monofills, and sets standards for the construction in cities with incinerator
of these monofills. One area of major co
Although hazardous waste landfills are safer mentalists is the transpo
than monofills, supporters of the bill said dry ash is transported frc
monofills will not be dangerous. in an open truck, it car
Incinerated ash has been found to contain Andrew Buchbaum, Pr
heavy metals, especially lead, and Public Interest Research
environmentalists say the ash may also contain result, he said, is that
other hazardous pollutants, such as dioxins. But toxic ash throughout the
The Daily incorrectly printed a picture of Steve Damm of Alpha Tau
Omega as the winner of Mr. Greek Week '89. The winner was LSA
sophomore Gregory Marcus of Sigma Nu.

for dioxin or many other
e in the ash.
y the safety requirements
t as strong as they could
r further standards when
nate. The bill passed the
e bill, which would have
nt plans to be established
rs, failed by one vote.
ncern voiced by environ-
)rtation of the ash. When
om one facility to another
n stick to the tires, said
rogram Director for the
Group in Michigan. The
"you could end up with
city of Detroit."

Opponents say one of the main reasons for
passing the bill is because allowing incinerated
ash to be placed in solid waste dumps is less ex-
pensive than transporting it to a hazardous waste
The municipal incinerator in Jackson, Mich.,
closed after officials decided ash would have to be
treated like hazardous waste and stored in haz-
ardous waste landfills.
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) urged the
House to vote down the measure and consider al-
ternatives, such as recycling.
But Griffin countered: "Even if you have
recycling, you're still going to need incinera-

JOA stay lifted but

U biology prof dies

merger still
DETROIT (AP) - The owner of
The Detroit News yesterday rejected
a request to enact its proposed partial
merger with the Detroit Free Press
next week after the U.S. Supreme
Court lifted a stay that postponed the
business deal.
"Both Knight-Ridder and Gannett
continue to be formally committed
to pursuit of final expedited approval
of the Detroit JOA," said Sheila
Gibbons, Gannett speaker.
But "there was disagreement as to
the timing of launching the Detroit
Newspaper Agency," she said.
Attorneys for the JOA opponents
said they would file the petition
which asks that the Supreme Court
review their case within 10 days of
yesterday, Gibbons said.

Four of the court's nine justices;
would have to vote to hear the op-
ponents' appeal. The case might not
be heard until as late as this fall if
the court agreed to review the case.
"Sure, I am disappointed, but if,
we have waited for almost three
years, we can wait a while longer,"
said David Lawrence, Free Press
CALL 764-0557



Peter Kilham, a professor of bi-
ology at the University of Michigan,
died while participating in a research
project in Africa, a University
spokesperson announced yesterday.
He was 45.
Kilham, also a research scientist
at the University's Center for the
Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences,
died Sunday of an apparent heart at-
tack at Lake Victoria in Kenya, the
school said in a statement.
Kilham was one of five re-
searchers studying the effects of

in Africa
global pollution on Lake Victoria,
the statement said. The expedition
was being financed by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis-
"The Department of Biology has
clearly lost one of its brightest,
most hard-working and enthusiastic
members," said Professor Charles
Yocum, chair of the department.
The Salisbury, England native
and U.S. citizen received an under-
graduate degree in biology from
Dartmouth College and a doctorate
from Duke University in 1971.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Ayn Rand and Contemporary
Ethics" - Discussion, U of M Stu-
dents of Objectivism, Welker Rm.,
Michigan Union, 7:30 pm.
"Howido Others See You? Look-
ing at Personal Descriptions" -
Brown Bag, International Center,
12 noon-1 pm.
"The Old Polish Commonwealth
in the 20th Century" - Antoni
Maczak, Notre Dame University,
250 Hutchins Hall, Law School, 8
"Scanning Tunnelling
Mocroscopy" - Tshenge Demana,
1200 Chem., 4 pm.
"Photoinduced Reactions of
Amines and Iminium Ions" - R.
Subrayan, 1300 Chem, 4 pm.
"Christian Science: A Problem
Solving Power", March 23,
THURSDAY - Lecture, Ander-
son Rm., Michigan Union, 8 pm.
Everyone is invited.
"Munich and the Destruction of
Czechoslovakia" - Eduard Gold-
stucker, Lane Hall Commons, 12
International Student Affairs
Committee - MSA Office, Michi-
gan Union, 7:30 pm.
Indian & Pakistani-American
Students' Council - 2203 Michi-
gan Union, 6:30 pm.
Mitzvah Project - Hillel, 1429
Hill, 6:30 pm.
AIESEC General Meeting
(International Association of Stu-
dents in Economics and Com-
merce) - 1230 Business Admin.
Bldg., 6 pm.
Anthropology Club - LSA Stu-
dent Lounge, 2nd floor, 7 pm.
WAND - 2209 Michigan Union, 7

ASME - 1013 Dow, 7 pm.
Speaker: Pat Mclntee, Chief Engi-
neer, Chrysler Proving Grounds.
Will speak on Chrysler Motor's
research on crash testing.
U of M Taekwondo Club - 2275
CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm. Beginners
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate - 2275
CCRB, 8:15-9:15 pm. Beginners
U of M Fencing Club - Sports
Coliseum, 6-8 pm.
Peer Writing Tutors - 611
Church St. Computing Center, 7-
11 pm. ECB trained.
English Peer Counseling - 4000A
Michigan Union, 7-9 pm. Help
with papers and other English re-
lated papers.
Northwalk - Sun-Thur, 9 pm-1
am. Call 763-WALK or stop by
3224 Bursley.
Safewalk - Sun-Thur, 8 pm-1:30
am; Fri-Sat, 8-11:30 pm. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
The Summer Job Search - Career
Planning and Placement Center,
Conference Rm., 6-7 pm.
The Arab Student league Presents
"Battle of Algiers" - Controver-
sial movie, 150 Hutchins Hall, Law
School, 8:30 pm.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
- 4th Floor Lobby, Michigan
Union, Mon-Fri, 11 am-5 pm. Free
tax help.
Laughtrack Presents Gary Hard-
wick - U-Club, 10 pm.
Residence Hall Repertory Theatre
Troupe - "Babes and Biceps: Is
That All?" and "On Your Mark,
Get Set, Go! But Where?"; Hillel,

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