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Shahak promotes
Palestinian Intifada

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 5, 1989 - Page 3
Boeing Co. workers
walk picket lines

by Donna Woodwell
Daily Staff Writer
Dr. Israel Shahak told 300 stu-
dents and faculty last night that the
Intifada is "the best road towards just
human peace between two peoples"
in a speech sponsored by the Pales-
tinian Solidarity Committee.
Shahak, a professor of Chemistry
at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
and chair of the Israel League for
Human Rights, is a leading oppo-
nent of Israeli government policies
and an advocate of Palestinian hu-
man rights.
Shahak's speech, which was dealt
with the current political situation in
Israel, began differently than planned
because of an unsigned handout,
which stated that "overall, Dr. Sha-
hak engages in half-truths in making
his case." Shahak expressed his an-
noyance by saying "people are cow-
ards and afraid to identify them-
selves," receiving a mixed reaction
of applause and grumbling from his
audience.
Shahak discussed the aims of the
Intifada as the "national liberation
from oppression, not only from po-
litical oppression but arbitrary
tyranny" through the promotion of
"social cohesion and reform."
To describe the positive effects of
the Intifada, Shahak mentioned the
"documented irradication of drug ad-

diction" amongst Palestinians in the
occupied territories and major steps
toward the liberation of women
"except in areas where fanaticism
still reigns."
Dr. Shahak also stressed the need
for a "grass roots" solution to the
struggles faced by Palestinians and
Israelis alike.
"Independence can never be
achieved by a beauracracy," Shahak
said. "I think all should recognize
and honor Palestinians in their at-
tempt for their own liberation. In-
deed, their example could be imi-
tated. The best road to freedom is
from below, from the popular partic-
ipation at the grass roots level."
During a question and answer pe-
riod, Shahak was asked, "If you are
so fed up, why don't you set an ex-
ample and go back to Poland?" Sha-
hak replied, making reference to
Martin Luther King. "I love this so-
ciety even when it is racist. My very
wish is to change the society which
I love," he said.
When asked if he had any predic-
tions on the possibility of the for-
mation of a Palestinian state in the
next 10 years, Shahak paused and
replied, "Ultimately, I believe the
Palestinian state will be established.
However, until then the suffering of
Israel from the Intifada will get
worse."

Angry machinists
Boeing's stingy

strike over
wage offer"

SEATTLE (AP) - Tens of
thousands of Boeing Co. Machin-
ists, angered by what they called a
stingy wage offer from the aerospace
giant, hit the picket lines yesterday
and said they would remain on strike
until they got a better offer.
Pickets walked in 45-degree
weather outside one of Boeing's
Seattle plants, waving signs as mo-
torists and truck drivers honked
horns.
"The attitude's good, " said Ma-
chinist Brian McTighe. "People are
willing to picket, willing to do
whatever it takes. The attitude seems
to be militant."
The Machinists union, which
represents 43,000 Boeing workers in
the Puget Sound area, 12,000 at
Boeing's Wichita, Kansas plant,
1,700 in Portland, Oregon, and
smaller numbers in a half-dozen
other locations, struck at 12:01 a.m.
(Pacific Time) when its contract ex-
pired.
Federal mediator Douglas Ham-
mond, who joined the talks over the
weekend, said he wanted negotiations
to resume quickly between the two
sides because of the number of peo-
ple affected and the potential impact
of a long strike at Boeing, Washing-
ton's largest private employer.
No talks were announced,
although both sides indicated Tues-
day they were willing to resume ne-
gotiating.
Members of other unions reported
to work yesterday, and Boeing con-
tinued production work in the Seattle

area with management and non-
union employees.
Boeing spokesperson Russ
Young said the strike began peace-
fully with no reports of, friction at
any of the company's plants.
Boeing's contract offer included
an immediate raise of 4 percent with
3 percent raises in both 1990 and
1991, plus annual bonuses of 8 per-
cent of a worker's gross earnings.
this year and 3 percent the next.
Workers haven't had an increase-
in base wages - which determine-
pensions and other benefits - for.
six years, although Boeing paid:
bonuses of 12 percent in 1986 and 5
percent in 1987 and 1988.
The proposal also would have re-
duced compulsory overtime from
200 hours a quarter to 160 hours and
boosted some benefits and the cost-
of-living adjustment.
The Machinists have declined toy
disclose their exact bargaining posi-
tion. However, members have indi-
cated they were disappointed by the
proposed pay raise from Boeing,;
which is enjoying record prosperity,
and were upset the offer did not end
mandatory overtime.
"Most people we talked to were
basically insulted by the contract, "
said picketer Bryce Bushby.
The Machinists union represents'
the bulk of the company's produc-'
tion workers, who perform tasks
ranging from riveting, wiring and
plumbing in aircraft to quality in-
spections and machine-tool mainte-
nance.

Dr. Israel Shahak speaks of the Intifada as "the best road toward just
human peace between two peoples," last nuight at Hutchins Hall.

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Indexers 'map out' future

by Jennifer Fader
Chances are that not too many
students are aware that a group of 10
bespectacled indexers met last night
in the Map Room of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library. In fact,
most people probably don't even
know what an indexer is.
Did you ever wonder how the
table of "Inverse functions" got into
the back of your Calculus book?
Well, real people, called indexers, ac-
tually spend time putting together
such indices.
The group gathered yesterday for
a meeting of the Southeast Michigan

chapter of the American Society of
Indexers, which featured a presenta-
tion on map indexing by University
Map Cataloger Jerry Thornton.
Some members were visibly sur-
prised at the complexity of translat-

daunted, and tried heavy publicity to
announce the meeting.
"I sent out over 700 fliers for this
meeting, " he said, though only 10
indexers showed up. Billick has ap-
parently been recognized for his dili-

projects
business of the information industry.
One member inquired about just
how much the average freelance in-
dexer could rake in for one job. Bil-
lick urged the group not to settle for
the going rate of $10 a page.
"Cha-ge them for the time you
spend at the intellectual work - by
the hour," he said.
But when someone m'entioned the
possibility of computers replacing
the work of indexers, the room grew
deathly silent.

Did you ever wonder how the table of inverse functions got in
the back of you calculus book?

ing index entries to actual locations
of maps.
The leader of the group, Ann Ar-
bor indexer David Billick, said the
highest attendance ever at an ASI
meeting was 30. But Billick was not

gence, and will become the president
of the ASI national chapter next
year.
The meeting's loose atmosphere
began to ebb when the focus shifted
to the ups and downs in the cutthroat

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Jury recommends gas chamber for "Night Stalker"

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury
recommended yesterday that con-
victed "Night Stalker" Richard
Ramirez die in the gas chamber, and
the devil-worshiping serial killer
snarled: "big deal, death comes with
the territory, see you in Disneyland."
Ramirez, dressed in black shirt
and black pants, rocked in his chair
and peered around at courtroom spec-
tators seated behind him as Superior
Court Judge Michael Tynan read
aloud the jury's recommendations,

count by count.
Jurors found Ramirez deserved the
death penalty on 19 special circum-
stances attached to felony convic-
tions that included multiple murders,
burglary and sex crimes.
State law requires a separate jury
finding of special circumstances be-
fore the death penalty can be im-
posed. As of October 2, there were
265 inmates on death row in Cali-
fornia.
Tynan will consider the jury's

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recommendations before he formally
sentences Ramirez on November 7.
The facts of the case made it un-
likely for the reduction of the sen-
tence to life in prison without the
possibility of parole, the only other
possible sentence.
Under California law, the death
sentence will be automatically ap-
pealed.
Judge Tynan thanked the jurors
profusely for the year they had spent
on the case.
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Continued from Page 1
She said the President's reason
for reshuffling the administration is
that "separate lines of reporting don't
make any sense... One cannot and
should not separate extracurricular
activities and research from aca-
demics."
Vest said the President is "trying
to better integrate all the academic
functions of the University."
"There is a tremendous interplay
between graduate education and re-
search," he said. "And we're always
trying to do a better job of integrat-
ing the academic life of the students

Deputy district Attorney Philip
Halpin had urged death, describing
Ramirez as "a miserable human be-
ing" who killed for self-gratification.
Defense attorney Ray Clark had
pleaded for mercy.
"There's no punishment that
could fit this crime," Judi Arnold,
daughter of Night Stalker victims
Maxon and Lela Kneiding, said tear-
fully after the verdicts. She said
Ramirez should die.
with extracurricular activities."
Vest said the shuffle will in no
way diminish the power of the vice
presidents for Research and Student
Services. "It's a recognition of how
things work right now... The Presi-
dent has a very open door with all
the officers," he said.
Clarkson said the shuffle "means
a strengthening" of the research and
student services offices. Those of-
fices "need a higher amount of atten-
tion" that can be provided by the
Provost's office, she said.
The administration's "final shape
is not in place," Clarkson said. She
said all decisions will likely be made
in the next couple of months.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
U-M Handbell Ringers -
Audition, 4:00 p.m., 900 Burton
Tower.
Rally on Access to Education
for Students of Color - Noon,
Diagonal.
Forum on Access to Education
for Students of Color - 6:00
p.m., Michigan Union.
The Committee to Oppose the
Nazis - 7:30 p.m., Michigan
Union.
Campus Crusade for Christ
College Life - 7:00-8:30 p.m.,
Kellogg Auditorium, Room
G005-go to Dental School.
Speakers
Prof. Gopal Prasad of the Tata
Institute - "Arithmetic of semi-
simple groups," Auditorium D,
Angell Hall, at 4:10 p.m.
Dinah Leventhal - Democratic
Socialists of America, Rm. 124
'East Quad, 4:30 p.m.
Lewis "Buster" C. Simpson -
'School of Art alum, 7:00 p.m., at
Chrysler Auditorium.
Tim O'Brian - "An Introduction
o Liberty," 8:00 p.m., Anderson
S&C, Michigan Union.
Prof. Alan Rogers of the Univ.
of Utah - "Evolutionary
Economics of Reproduction," 4:00
p.m., East Lecture Room, 3rd
Floor, Rackham Building.
Assoc. Prof. Cheryl Herr
"The Erotics of Irishness," 4:10

Author Alan Cheuse - 5:00
p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan
Union.
Elyse Rubin and T.J. Anderson
III - Poetry and Prose Readings,
8:00 p.m. The Guild House, 802
Monroe.
Reba Devine - "In a Sacred
Manner, We Drum," 7:30 p.m.,
Guild House.
Furthermore
Free tutoring - Tau Beta Pi
sponsors free tutoring for all
100/200 level math, science and
engineering courses; 8-10 p.m. in
Rm. 307 of the UGLi
Impact Jazz Auditions - the
student-run dance company, geared
toward beginners and intermedi-
ates, will hold auditions at 7 p.m.
in the Union Ballroom
Career Planning & Placement
programs - Defining a Career
Objective, 4: 10-5:00 p.m., CP&P
(Rm. 1) Premed Orientation
Meeting, 7-9:00 p.m., Angell
Hall, Auditorium C.
Prevailing Winds Ensemble -
12:15-12:45, Pendleton Room,-
Michigan Union.
Safewalk - the night-time walk-
ing service is open seven days a
week from 8:00 p.m. to midnight;
936-1000
ECB peer writing tutors -
available at the Angell-Haven and
611 Computing Centers from 7-
1 1 n~ m ndn thrcuinh Th,,rc-.

Continued from Pace 1
Rackham Student Government
Chair Tracy Ore said gay men and
lesbians had a right to be free from
harassment and claimed CCF would
force homosexual members deny
their identity and forget their history.
LSA Rep. Oni Lev, who initially
passed before voting against
recognition, said this was the hardest
decision he has made since being
elected to MSA last spring.
Lev identified the issue as
freedom of religion versus freedom
to be free from discrimination. He
said since there was no precedent for
the conflict, "It came down to
personal principles."
Before the vote, Budget Priorities
Committee Chair Byran Mistele said
if MSA did not recognize CCF, his
committee would be forced to
withhold funding from all groups
that practice any type of discrimi-

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