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Aquino arrests
member of Senate

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 28, 1990 - Page 5
CSP creates business
support for students

MANILA (AP) - Sen. Juan En-
rile, who has been both a friend and
foe to President Corazon Aquino,
was arrested yesterday on charges of
aiding coup plotters, and the opposi-
tion accused her of trying to eradicate
dissent.
Enrile, the only opposition
member of the Senate, was among
seven people indicted yesterday for
'rebellion with murder" in connec-
tion with the coup attempt Dec. 1-9
in which at least 113 people were
killed and more than 600 wounded.
He is the most prominent figure
charged in any of the six coup at-
tempts since Aquino was swept to
power in February 1986 by the
"people power" uprising that drove
the late President Ferdinand Marcos
into exile.
Enrile was defense minister under
Marcos but turned against him and
led the military mutiny that
prompted the uprising. He kept the
post under Aquino, but she fired him
In November 1986 after a coup at-
tempt by his followers.
Yesterday, presidential press sec-
retary Tomas Gomez said: "What we
are witnessing today is the effective
operation of our criminal justice sys-
tem under a constitutional democ-
racy." He said the 160,000 members
of the military were put on alert to
prevent "reprisals" for the action
against Enrile.
Vice President Salvador Laurel
described the arrest as an attempt to
stifle the political opposition. Laurel

broke with Aquino in 1987 and later
joined Enrile in forming the opposi-
tion Nacionalista Party.
"The arrest of Sen. Juan Enrile ...
is the height of intolerance of politi-
cal dissent, which is the essence of a
functioning democracy," Laurel said
in a statement released by his party.
"The attempt to simulate compliance
with legal processes merely height-
ens the hypocrisy of the act."
Late yesterday, a spokesman for
soldiers involved in the December
coup said the nation "should brace
itself for the imminent, declaration of
martial law."
Agents of the National Bureau of
Investigation took Enrile into cus-
tody outside the Senate chamber after
serving him with an arrest warrant
that included the charge of harboring
fugitives.
He was booked and fingerprinted
at bureau headquarters. Enrile, one of
the nation's wealthiest businessmen,
told reporters he would ask the
Supreme Court for bail, which is
not usually allowed for the charges
he faces.
Indicted with Enrile were former
Lt. Col. Gregorio "Gringo"
Honasan; Rodolfo Aguinaldo, former
governor of Cagayan province; re-
tired Brig. Gen. Felix Brawner; re-
tired Lt. Col. Billy Bibit, and busi-
nessman Rebecco Panlilio and his
wife.
Aquino repeatedly denounced En-
rile on Sunday, in a speech marking
her fourth anniversary in office.

by Amy Quick
Daily Staff Writer
In an attempt to expose minority
students to a wide range of business
opportunities, seven regional busi-
ness leaders have volunteered their
time, money, office personnel and
professional expertise to the Com-
prehensive Studies Program (CSP).
"Many students know what a doc-
tor, a dentist, a lawyer, or a member
of the clergy does. But they don't
know about the range opportunities
available in the business world," said
Melvin Williams, director of the
CSP. CSP provides orientation,
counseling and tutoring for students.
CSP's visiting committee was
formed last spring with the help of
University Professor Paul Danos.
Representatives include H.T. Proctor
from Ford Motor Co., Kendrick
Adkins of Arthur Andersen & Co.,
Larry Emmons of Comerica Corp.,
Thomas Adams of First National
Bank of Chicago, Byron Foster of
Mobil Oil Co., William Gehrke of
Coopers & Lybrand, and Michael
O'Rourke from Johnson Controls
Inc.
Members of the committee help
students obtain first- hand experience
of their place of business. "They
would take them into the plants,
into the offices and let them observe
and ask questions," Williams said.
"The CSP program is a potential
recruiting source for us," said Larry
Emmons, of Comerica Corp. "I've
been very impressed with the caliber

of the students in the program, but I
wouldn't have had the opportunity to
appreciate them if I hadn't been a
member of that committee."
Committee members will also
sponsor small scholarships, which
should be available in the fall, for
students in emergency situations.
Williams said students can be rec-
ommended to receive the scholar-
ships, which will range from $500
to $1,000, by CSP counselors.
The members are also considering
buying off work study programs.
"They (students) work 8 to 20 hours
a week to keep their financial aid,
but they're the ones that need -to
spend more time academically," said
Williams. If the plan is incorporated,
the committee would be able to pay
work-study students financial aid that
would equal their work-study' in-
come, thus allowing them more
time for their studies.
Kendrick Adkins, from Arthur
Andersen & Co., is donating the
company's data consultants to help
CSP design a new data system to
measure the success of CSP by or-
ganizing information about former
CSP students and providing insight
toward changes in the program.
Although most of the visiting
committee members are not minori-
ties, Williams does not see it as a
deciding factor in the success of the
program. "We just try to get the ex-
pertise, we don't care what color
they are," he said.

Cat nap
Bobby Hershfield, an LSA junior, snoozes away a lecture during class
yesterday.

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