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'U' loses
ground
*in battle
for blood
by Daniel Poux
Daily Staff Writer
"U of M is out for blood.
Yours."
Though the slogan is on class-
room chalkboards and kiosks around
campus, many people have neglected
so far to take part in the annual
Michigan-Ohio State blood battle.
In fact, at this late stage of the
game, Ohio State is beating Michi-
gan.
Debbie Corti, a member of Alpha
Phi Omega, the organization spon-
soring the Blood Battle, expressed
concern that donations have stalled
as the drive enters its home stretch.
Corti said the drive started out
well. "Last week in the dorms, we
were right on quota, and ended up six
pints over," she said.
But since the collection center
moved to the Michigan Union's
Pendleton Room Monday, the num-
ber of pints collected has fallen dra-
matically. Corti said organizers had
hoped to collect 180 pints Monday,
but only got 150.
A visit to the Union yesterday
confirmed Corti's assessment: empty
seats abounded, with volunteer
workers waiting for students and
Ann Arbor residents to come give
blood. As of 4 p.m., only 95 pints
" had been collected for the day, far be-
low the expected total of 220.
"In past years, there've been lines

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 15, 1989 - Page 3
Rebel fighting
intensifies in
El Salvador

Artistic gifts DOUG USHER/Daily
Jon Daller and Bob Brill practice origami yesterday during the "Gifts of Art" benefit art sale at University
Hospital. Artists are donating part of the proceeds from the sale to the hospital in order to bring
performance art to hospital patients. The benefit will continue today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(AP) - Rebels yesterday claimed
control of portions of eight of El
Salvador's 14 provinces and declared
they would intensify efforts to seize
the entire country.
Government aircraft rocketed and
strafed rebel positions on the north-
ern and eastern perimeters of San
Salvador and thousands of residents
fled the battle zones.
At least 503 people have been
killed and more than 1,000 wounded
across El Salvador since the guerril-
las launched their offensive Saturday
night, according to military, hospital
and morgue reports.
The rebels' Farabundo Marti Na-
tional Liberation Front (FMLN) is-
sued a communique calling on its
forces to "take control of the whole
country,". but also said it was will-
ing to pursue a "democratic solu-
tion." It said local government
would be established in areas held by
the rebels.
The FMLN ordered the offensive
after announcing they would not par-
ticipate in peace talks scheduled for
Nov. 20-21 in Caracas, Venezuela.
They said President Alfredo Cris-
tiani's government was not negotiat-

ing seriously and blamed it for 'the
Oct. 31 bombing of a union head-
quarters that killed 10 people and
wounded 29. Two Americans were
among the wounded.
FMLN leaders have said they'
hope to force the government to the
bargaining table or make the country'
ungovernable.
El Salvador is under a rebel-dd-
clared traffic ban, a state of siege and
6 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew. The army.
ordered a 24-hour curfew on embat-
tled districts in San Salvador.
Neighborhoods isolated by the
curfew were running short of food,
water and medicine.
Col. Arturo Lopex, an armed'
forces spokesperson, said the curfew
was to protect civilians from rebel,
sharpshooters firing from high build;
ings. He denied the guerrillas con-
trolled any neighborhoods or that
populated areas had been hit by ail'
attacks.
Reporters visiting northern and
eastern districts disputed that report.
U.S.-supplied Skymaster pro-'
peller planes were seen firing rockets
at residential areas in Zacamil and in,
Soyapango, an eastern suburb of the,
capital.

out the door," Corti said. "I don't
know what's wrong."
The expected pint quota for the
rest of the week is more than 700.
While Michigan has collected
only 48 percent of its quota, Ohio
State has raced ahead and collected
more than 55 percent of its goal.
Michigan has won five of the last
seven blood battles, but Corti said it
will take a dramatic turn of events to
pull out a victory this year.
The blood drive continues
through Friday, from noon to 6 p.m.

Ex-CIA agent talks

about agency

'S

evils

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
UM Students of Objectivism -
Business meeting at 7:30 at
Dominick's
Recycling in the residence halls
- 7 p.m. in Dana Rm. 1040
AIESEC (International
Students in Business and
Economics)- ; 6 in Bus. Ad.
Bldg. Rm. 1273
Womyn's Rites and Rhythms
- 6-6:30 p.m. in the SAB base-
ment
UM Asian Student Coalition
-7 p.m. in League Rm. B
Mitzvah Project - 6:30 in
Hillel's upper lecture hall
Women's Lacrosse - practice
from 9-11 p.m. at Tartan Turf
Women Worshipping in the
Christian Tradition - 7 p.m. at
218 N. Division; sponsored by
Canterbury House Episcopal Stu-
dents
MSA Academic Affairs
Commission - 6 p.m. in Union
Rm. 3909
UM Outing Club - 6 p.m. in
219 Angell Hall; discussing
Waterloo trip
Asian Studies Student Associa-
tion - 7 p.m. in the Lane Hall
Commons Rm.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Club (Stilyagi Air Corps)- 8
p.m. in the League
Speakers
"Relief vs. Self-reliance: Oxfam
Projects in Primary Health
Care" -. Tom Hammond, the
executive director of Oxfam; 3:30
in School of Public Health Rm.
3001
Science Fiction Author
Michael Kube-McDowell - 8
p.m. in the League
"Abortion, Rights and
Democracy" - Carl Cohen;
noon in the South Lecture Hall of
Med. Sci. II; brown-bag
"Accurate Approximations to
Observed Levels of
Significance" - Nancy Reid of
the U of Toronto; 4 in 451 Mason
"Cardozo: A Study in
Reputation" - Judge Richard
Posner; 4 p.m. in Hutchins 100
"Puerto Rico and the United
States: A Cultural
Comparison" - James Ward;
7:30 in the Stockwell Blue
Lounge
"New Polymeric Archial and
Chiral Fluorenyl Reagents..."
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Furthermore
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner - a chance to sup-
port groups which do direct aid in
Central America; 6 p.m. at the
Guild House
German Tutoring - for all
100/200 level students; 7-9 p.m.
in MLB 2006
Safewalk - the night-time walk-
ing service is open seven days a
week from 8-11:30 p.m.; 936-
1000
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion - dean of
admissions will be available for
information and interviews; call
769-0500 for appointments
Northwalk - North campus
night-time walking service, Rm.
2333 Bursley; 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
or call 763-WALK
Blood Battle - 12-6 in the
Union Ballroom
Math Fair - career information
for math students; 4-6 in 2231
Angell Hall
Majors in the Chemical
Sciences - a panel discussion
with departmental representatives;
7:30 in Chem. Rm. 1800
"Freedom for Palestine" Rally
- 4:15 beginning at the Union
Tata Mia - a Spanish film; 7
p.m. in MLB Lecture #2
UM Arts Chorale - free concert
at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud.
ECB peer writing tutors -
available at Angell-Haven and 611
Computing Centers from 7 to 11
p.m.; Sunday through Thursday
Free Tutoring - for all lower-
level math, science and engineer-
ing courses; UGLi Rm. 307 7-11
p.m.; South Quad Dining Hall 8-
10 p.m.; Bursley's East Lounge
8-10 p.m.
English Peer Counseling - 7-9
p.m. in Union 4000 A
Color National Artists' Book
Project - features artists' books
of more than 200 American
Women of Color; in the Slusser
Gallery; 10a.m.-5 p.m.
Women of Courage: An Exhibi-
tion of Photographs by Judith
Sedwick - portraits of 55 Black
American women; Grad. Library
North Lobby; 8am-5pm
Arpilleras from Peru and Chile
- distinctive fabric wall-hangings
by women from Latin America;
Residential College; 1-5 p.m.
Store Front Churches in De-
troit - Center for Afro-American
and African Studies; 200 W.
Engine.; 8am-5pm

by Britt Isaly
Daily Staff Writer
The United States should have a
government that does not need an in-
telligence agency to run Latin
American nations, ex-Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) opera-
tions officer Philip Agee said last
night.
Speaking to a packed Natural
Science Auditorium, Agee said, "I
stand here before you as an example
or as proof that solidarity really is a
two-way street."
The 54-year-old Agee, a graduate
of the University of Notre Dame,
was 25 years old when he first began
his involvement with the CIA. Agee
resigned in 1969 after seeing what he
called countless anti-democratic ac-
tions committed by the agency
within the foreign governments of
Ecuador, Uraguay, and Mexico,
where he was based during the '60s.
In his speech, Agee focused on
President George Bush and ex-
President Ronald Reagan, whom
Agee said endorsed the anti-constitu-
tional activities he witnessed in
Latin America.
"I'm sure that to some of you
this will sound like a wild exaggera-
tion, but the fact is we have a man
in the White House right now who
has every reason instead to be in a
federal prison," Agee said.
Although he didn't concentrate on
specific CIA operations he was in-
volved in within Latin America,
Agee did encourage his audience to
buy his many anti-CIA books.
"I want to urge everyone to con-
sider the reading material on the
table here," he said. "I feel that I
have done my job if I can encourage
people to take something to begin

.

Agee
reading on this subject.
"It tells us an enormous amount
about ourselves as a nation and a so-
ciety."
Agee had much to say about
covert CIA actions by the U.S. gov-
ernment in countries such as
Vietnam, Korea, and Grenada. He
said the CIA has committed major
wrongs which led to war in these and
other countries.
"It was the CIA operations that
led the United States into the
Vietnam War," said Agee of the un-
constitutional operations of the CIA
in Vietnam. "Everything that I and
my colleagues had been doing in
Latin America in the '60s, others in
the CIA had been doing in
Vietnam."
Agee seemed to hold his grudge
not with the CIA, but rather with
America's conservative government,
which he says needs a "necessary
evil" such as the CIA to enforce its
ideals.

HARRISBURG, Pa (AP) - The
Senate approved a bill yesterday
making Pennsylvania's abortion
laws the toughest in the nation, as
the first state to take advantage of
greater authority allowed by the
Supreme Court.
The bill, approved on a 33-17
vote and passed three weeks ago by
the House, goes to the House
leadership today for a formal
signature, then to Democratic Gov.
Robert P. Casey, who has said he
would sign it.
Pro-choice forces introduced nine
amendments in an attempt to delay
its passage and soften its effects. But
all the amendments were defeated
within five hours and the legislation
was approved about half an hour
later.
Approval of the bill came just
two weeks after voters in New Jersey
and Virginia elected governors who
succeeded in winning their races
partly because of their pro-choice
positions. Both candidates made
abortion a campaign issue.
Last month, an attempt by
Florida Gov. Bob Martinez to
restrict abortion fell flat when the
Legislature rejected a package of
bills.

Penn. passes tough
abortion bill in U.S.

td

The Senate debate was suspended
less than half an hour after it began
when legislators voted 26-24 to"
suspend rules and allow
amendments. Republican and.
Democratic caucuses held private
meetings on the bill.
Debate resumed two hours later.
An amendment to make a technical.
change and another to allow some
exceptions to a proposed ban oW,
abortions after the 24th week ot
pregnancy were the first to be
defeated.
Other rejected amendments
included proposals for a statewide'
referendum on the bill, eliminating a
requirement that wives notify
husbands before ending a pregnancy
and revising the waiting period so
that women living at least 50 miles
from a clinic would have to make
only one trip.
Had any of the amendments
passed, the legislation would have
been returned to the House, which
would have had to agree to any
changes.
In a July decision upholding a
Missouri law, the Supreme Court
gave states more leeway to restrict
abortions.
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CORRECTIONS
The group Greeks for Choice was incorrectly identified in Monday's Daily.

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DAILY PERSONALS 764-0557
THE ARMENIAN STUDENTS CLUB AT
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR
Invites undergraduate and graduate
students to a presentation on
THE ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY
SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1989
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR

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