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speaks of
* oviet
by Tim Gammons
The Communist Party struggles
to stay afloat amidst near revolution-
ary social unrest. Gorbachev fights
t0 restore national unity to a splin-
Otered republic.
Nicolai Petrov, a U.S. State De-
partment official considered a leading
authority on the Soviet nationality
problem, spoke yesterday at the
Russian and East European Studies'
Lane Hall to offer insight on these
current events and the changes rock-
ing Soviet politics.
Petrov, speaking to an audience
of about fifty faculty and students,
*said the communist party is directly
under fire because the Russian peo-
ple have lost faith in its ability to
represent the society. Not only have
institutions like the KGB lost all
crediblity, but even the status of the
Communist Youth League has
dwindled. Since 1986, ten million
young people have quit the league.
Petrov predicted that the league
won't exist in ten years.
There are three basic.political fac-
tions in the Soviet Union, Petrov
said. The "social democrats" have
completely abandoned party dogma.
They support radical economic and
political reform. The "center," of
which Gorbachev is a member, real-
izes the need to embrace a more
global economic policy, but also
wants to retain the party's auton-
omy. Without autonomy, it would
be difficult to implement the diffi-
cult reforms that comprise
Iperestroika," Petrov said. The third
faction, "reactionaries," support a
return to the past, with the party ex-
ercising full authority.
The party has fallen in the eyes
of the people, said Petrov. The only
reason it still exists is for lack of a
better alternative. Petrov said if the
0party were to fall tomorrow, the
inevitable result would be civil war.
According to Petrov, Gorbachev
will be forced to choose between the
party and the national reform move-
ment. This choice will not, how-
ever, unequivocally determine Rus-
sia's fate, Petrov said. Powerful
forces on all sides of the conflict
will contribute to Russia's eventual
osition. Petrov predicted Gor-
bachev will choose to decrease the
power of the party in favor of na-
tionalist movements, but not with-
Qut dissent.


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gazes in wonder the first step in recycling. These bottles are sorted at the
Station on S. Industrial Ave.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 7, 1990 - Page 3
Speaker to
address Arab-
Israeli conflict

by Gabrielle Durocher
Jerome Segal, founder of a Jew-
ish lobbying group which promotes
a two-state solution to the Pales-
tinian-Israeli conflict, will speak
tonight at Hillel at 7:30.
Segal will focus on his proposal
for solving the conflict, said Andy
Levin, Rackham graduate student and
midwest coordinator of the Jewish
Peace Lobby.
Levin said Segal will explain the
role American Jews can play in a so-
lution to the crisis. Levin hopes to
start a student chapter of the Jewish
Peace Lobby in Ann Arbor as one
way students could contribute to the
resolution of the struggle.
Founder and president of the Jew-
ish Peace Lobby, Segal created the
organization last May to promote a
"two-state solution" to the problem
to members of U.S. Congress and
Bush's administration.
The Jewish Peace Lobby sup-
ports a Palestinian right to self-de-
termination, including the right to
establish an independent state along-
side Israel in the West Bank and
Gaza. The group calls on both the
United States and Israel to negotiate
with any representatives of the
Palestinian people, including the

The principal focus of the group
will be on American foreign policy
in relation to the conflict. It wants
the U.S. government to use its in-
fluence to push for direct negotia-
tions between the government of Is-
rael and the P.L.O.
Segal has been praised for his ef-
forts in events leading up to the
PLO's renunciation of terrorism and
its acceptance of Israel's right to ex-
ist. Segal was one of the first Amer-
ican Jews to open a dialogue with
the PLO leadership, meeting with
Yasser Arafat in June 1987, and
again in August 1988.
In his book "Creating the Pales-
tinian State-A Strategy for Peace,"
Segal proposes his plan for the fu-
ture of Palestine.
Segal received a doctorate in phi-
losophy at the University of Michi-
gan in 1975 and is presently a re-
search scholar at the Institute for
Philosophy and Public Policy at the
University of Maryland.
The sponsors for this event in-
clude the Progressive Zionist Cau-
cus, the Union of Students for Israel,
the Rackham Student Government,
the Office of Ethics and Religion,
the Interfaith Council for Peace and
Justice, and the Jewish Law Students

Recycle Ann Ar
A curious University student
Ecology Center's Recycling E


Pinball Pete's
reports break-in'
Pinball Pete's reported a coin
changing machine and a total of
$1,000 in cash missing from their
S. University Ave. store last Friday.
Police said there was no evidence
of false entry and it was possible the
thief hid inside the store until the
customers and employees had left.
In addition to the cash in the ma-
chine, the thief took $300 in bills
from the business office, police
Ann Arbor Staff Sergeant
Thomas Caldwell refused to com-
ment as to whether the larceny
might have been committed by one
of Pinball Pete's employees but
said, "It wouldn't surprise me if an
arrest was made (in the near future)."

Local woman
reports rape
A 38-year-old Ann Arbor woman
reported she was raped early Sunday
morning as she was walking home
from a bowling alley, police said.
The woman told police she was
walking down the 1900 block of S.
Industrial Ave. at 12:30 a.m. when a
man, whom she could only describe
vaguely, grabbed her from behind,
threw her to the ground and raped
The woman declined rape treat-
ment from the University hospital,
the police reports added.
Thief caught
asking for
Scott Johnson, a 27-year-old Ann
Arbor resident and Eastern Michigan
University student, was released on
two counts of breaking and entering
into student homes after posting ten
percent of his $30,000 bond, Ann
Arbor police said.
At 4 a.m. Saturday, Johnson al-
legedly broke into a 21-year-old
University woman's house on
Church St., entered the bedroom, and
began going through her purse.
When the woman awoke, Johnson
put his hand over the woman's
mouth and subsequently fled, police
Twenty minutes later, Johnson
allegedly broke into another Univer-
sity woman's home on Tappan Ave.

and looted her purse.
Officer Richard Stearn took John-
son into custody at S. State and
Packard streets shortly after receiving
reports of the two incidents. When
Johnson approached Stearn to ask
him for directions, the officer placed
him under arrest.
Ann Arbor Police Staff Sergeant
Thomas Caldwell said Johnson had
also been involved in a similar inci-
dent in Ypsilanti last week.
Man burgles
student house
Two Ann Arbor residents were
arrested Monday night after one of
them broke into a University
student's home on South Fourth
Ave., police reports said.
The 34-year-old suspect entered
the house by taking the screen off of
one of the windows. The students, in
another part of the house, spotted the
entry and subsequently locked
themselves into one of the rooms,
said Ann Arbor Police Staff Sergeant
John King.
When the suspect heard the
students' voices coming from behind
the locked door, he grabbed some
checks and credit cards and fled the
building. He gave his loot to a 28-
year-old man who later admitted he
was acting as lookout, police said.
The lookout, whose presence
sparked residents of the area to call
the police, was taken into custody
by Officer Andrew Zazula after a
brief foot race. A short time later,
the burglarwas arrested onathe
southwest side of town, King added.
-by Mike Sobel

city scho]
LANSING (AP) - Former Uni-
versity football coach Bo Schem-
bechler urged lawmakers yesterday to
set up a scholarship program that
would require graduates to teach in
inner city schools.
Schembechler said while Michi-
gan's high school system was solid
overall, during his recruiting trips
he'd found the inner city high
schools - especially Detroit and
Flint - weren't very good.
The schools were getting enough
money, but "we do not have the type
of people in there teaching to our
young people and administering our
schools that we ought to have."
The staffs in those schools come
from "some place down South or
from some godforsaken places and
schools that I've not heard of," he
said, adding that meant graduates
from Michigan universities were ig-
noring those jobs. "And I want you
to know that is not right."

Schembechler said the state
should set up a scholarship program
that would require new teachers to
serve five years in inner city schools
in exchange for financial help.
"Maybe we can get people inter-
ested enough in those young people
down there that they'll get a bonafide
secondary school education, which in
my judgement, they're not getting
now," he said.
Schembechler's comments came
as he accepted a resolution honoring
him for his 21 years of coaching the
Wolverines and the high standards he
set there.
Later, senators lined up eagerly to
meet Schembechler, now president
of the Detroit Tigers, and have their
picture taken with him.
"It makes me feel a little bit
uneasy," he said. "I know what I am,
a football coach, an ex-football
coach, and an athletic administrator
I'm nothing special."

Bo proposes inner

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Union Tap Room
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"Lanthanides in Organic
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"One Ion Source-- Many
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"The Israeli-Palestinian
Conflict-- Strategies for a Just
& Durable Peace" --- Jerome
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