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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 107 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, March 13,1990 , ignDa
5, General Avril
flees Haiti on

- Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril flew out
of Haiti with his family yesterday
aboard a U.S. Air Force transport,
the U.S. Embassy said, two days
after massive unrest led the military
ruler to relinquish power .
Opposition groups intent on forc-
ing a swift transition to civilian rule
had called for a general strike today
unless Avril went into exile. The
strike was expected to proceed de-
spite Avril's departure.
The deposed ruler, his wife,
Marie-Ange, two of their children
and a servant left the country at 6:22
a.m. EST yesterday on a C-141 Star-
lifter sent for them from Charleston,
South Carolina, said U.S. Embassy
spokesperson Susan Clyde.
They arrived at Homestead Air
Force Base, 25 miles south of Mi-
ami at 8:00 a.m., the State Depart-
ment said. Avril's ultimate destina-
tion was not disclosed.
After Avril left, the opposition
coalition known as the United
Assembly reportedly picked Ertha
Pascal-Trouillot, the only woman on
the 12-member Supreme Court, as
its choice for provisional president.
The army's choice is Supreme
Court president Gilbert Austin, but
he has been rejected by the coalition
as too close to Avril. The deadline
for announcing a provisional presi-
dent is Tuesday, when Major General
Herard Abraham, who took over
from Avril, is to transfer power to a
Thousands of people milled about



Singing in the sun
In celebration of yesterday's warm weather, these students gathered in the Diag to sing Jimi Hendrix melodies.

Port-au-Prince, the capital, but the
mood was more of disbelief than cel-
"He's gone, he's gone," people
were heard saying.
The Rev. Bertrand Aristide, a
Roman Catholic priest and staunch
critic of the military government,
said residents should remain alert to
the possibility of army reprisals.
"We can smile, but we can't
laugh yet," Aristide said on Radio
Haiti Inter after Avril's departure.
At least 24 people were killed in
seven days of protests and clashes
that have left this Caribbean nation
without a leader and in turmoil.
Most of the victims have been civil-
ians slain by soldiers or police.
"The people have shown how
much they love democracy by dying
for it," Aristide said earlier.
A leading member of the United
Assembly, Jean-Claude Rov. said
Pascal-Trouillot was the coalition
choice for provisional president.
Radio reports said Austin - under
the constitution next in line for the
presidency - resigned from the
court to make way for Pascal-Trouil-
If Pascal-Trouillot is chosen as
provisional president she would be
the first woman to hold the post in
Haiti's history.
Earlier, residents of the capital re-
treated behind shuttered windows
after sundown Sunday and the streets
were deserted. Soldiers in pickup
trucks drove around the city and gun-
shots were heard occasionally.


puts Copeland on

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
University President James Dud-
erstadt has placed ice hockey defense
player Todd Copeland on University
probation until he graduates, said
Vice President for Student Services
Mary Ann Swain yesterday.
If the probation is violated,
Copeland could be suspended or ex-
pelled from school.
The decision to place Copeland
on probation was made following a
University investigation into his

conduct on Feb 7. Copeland was ac-
cused of starting a fight and damag-
ing the Kappa Kappa Gamma soror-
ity house that night. He pleaded "no
contest" to two charges of malicious
destruction on Feb. 14.
Neither Duderstadt nor Swain =-
who conducted the investigation -
would comment on the reason
Copeland was suspended or why his
suspension from the team was lifted
Friday, Mar. 2, the day of the West-
ern Michigan hockey game. He has
since played in three other games.

Swain said that while
probation, Copeland will be
"to be engaged in good c
His conduct will be moni
"all the individuals who4
contact with him," she said.
Duderstadt used regent
2.01 to suspend Copeland.
law allows the president to
tion which is necessary t
student welfare. The Univer
not have a policy which
University officials' rights
plining students for non-a

he is on conduct.
expected Duderstadt also used bylaw 2.01
onduct." on Mar. 23 when he suspended
tored by Copeland from playing on the team
come in until the University investigation
into Copeland's conduct was com-
al bylaw pleted.
The by- At the time, Copeland had already
take ac- served a four-game suspension le-
o protect vied on him by Ice-hockey Coach
sity does Red on y
defines Red Berenson.
in disci- Berenson and Copeland refused to
academic comment on the probation.

VanDeWege garners
* coach of year award

by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
The Big Ten took notice of the Michigan
women's basketball team dramatic improve-
ment this season naming coach Bud VanDe-
Wege Big Ten Coach of the Year yesterday.
The Wolverines posted a 19-9 overall record
(11-7 in the Big Ten) this year, compared to
last year's 11-17 (5-13) finish.,.
The announcement came as a complete
surprise to VanDeWege, who was still tingling
over his team's first ever bid to the NCAA
tournament Sunday.
"I was shocked when I heard it," VanDe-
Wege said. "It was unexpected. I'm just grate-
ful for it. What we've done as a team in get-
ting in (the tournament) was satisfying to me
and then to throw this on top is just icing on
the cake."
VanDeWege tooK over in 1984, after Mich-
igan had suffered two straight seasons of win-

ning only two of 18 Big Ten games. Under his
direction, Michigan has compiled a 74-94
overall record. Previously, VanDeWege served
as assistant coach for the men's basketball
team over four years.
This is the best record the Wolverines have
ever had in the Big Ten, and the most wins the
team has ever accumulated. Michigan also set
the record for consecutive wins this season
with seven.
VanDeWege credits his whole staff, as-
sistant coaches Kathy LaBarge and Debbie
Norman, and the players for helping him
receive the honor.
"The way I really feel about it is that it is a
staff award, because Debbie, Kathy and I have
such a great chemistry working together,"
VanDeWege said. "I feel badly about being
singled out, because I would really like to have
them be recognized also. To me, it's staff of
the year."

MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet lead-
ers pledged yesterday not to use force
to crush Lithuania's newly reclaimed
independence, and the Baltic repub-
lic's leaders raised the ante for talks
by demanding Kremlin compensa-
tion for economic ruin and political
Neither side gave any ground a
day after Lithuania's legislature for-
mally declared a restoration of the
independence lost in 1940 to Stalin's
But they set the tone for a long
dispute over Lithuania's drive to turn
a political declaration into reality
that must encompass questions of
territory,compensation, the status of
AP Photo thousands of Soviet soldiers, owner-
are ship of factories and land, and con-
trol of the police and KGB.
Tass said Lithuanian legislators
declared that their sons no longer
need serve in the Red Army. They
appealed to Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev to ensure the welfare of
L n Lithuanian soldiers until negotia-
tions start on mustering them out.
In the draft of a separatecappeal, they
he said, asked Moscow not to conduct any
its terri- military maneuvers with the thou-
sands of soldiers still on Lithuanian
et dicta- soil.
any re- Gorbachev told the Congress of
mantas People's Deputies, the country's par-
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leers snubbed by NCAA
selection committee

by David Hyman
and Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writers
At 11:15 last night, the Michigan hockey
team's hopes for an NCAA bid were shattered
as Bruce McCloud of the selection committee
announced that Bowling Green would be the
number six seed in the West.
"I feel devastated," said an incensed
Michigan coach Red Berenson. "I just think we
were shafted. I think Michigan (24-12-6)

Other CCHA teams to be selected besides
Bowling Green were conference champions
Michigan State (34-5-3) and runner-up Lake
Superior State (31-8-3).
Also receiving a bid was Boston University
(21-14-2), a team the Wolverines swept earlier
this season in December. "We beat them twice
and they also get home ice," Berenson said. "It
just doesn't make sense."

The Soviet Congress of Deputies held their opening meeting yesterday. The deputies
expected to vote sweeping new presidential powers to Mikhail Gorbachev.
Republics oppose the
USSR presidency pl2

MOSCOW (AP) - Mikhail Gorbachev's
plan for a powerful presidency to hold the So-
viet Union together ran into a wall of opposi-
tion yesterday, one day after Lithuania fractured
the union by declaring its independence.
Parliamentarians from other independence-
minded rennhlics took the floor of the

tion to the sad traditions of our state,"1
referring to decades of dictatorship andi
ble toll of mass murder.
"Tomorrow, Mr. Gorbachev will g
torial powers with the right to overrun
publican parliament," said Algi
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