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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 13, 1990
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Bill to
protect --

Struggle in Gulf
unites old enemies

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rivers

passes
WASHINGTON (AP) - A
House committee voted yesterday to
extend federal protection to more
than 600 miles of Michigan rivers'
eorridors, despite Republicans' pro-
nests that landowners' rights were
kbeing trampled.
The bill cleared the Interior and
Insular Affairs Committee on a
"mostly party-line vote of 25-14. An
aide to Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Flint)
the bill's sponsor, said it should
reach the House floor in a couple of
weeks.
Sen. Donald Riegle is sponsoring
the bill in the Senate. Although no
action has been taken there, Kildee
said he hoped the measure would be
enacted before Congress adjourns for
the year.
"With this bill, the state of
Michigan will be at the national
forefront in maintaining and protect-
ing our precious rivers that are a part
pf our national patrimony," Kildee
$aid in a statement.
It would require federal and local
officials to draft plans to protect the
rivers and adjacent quarter-mile strips
of land from pollution and develop-
ment that would alter their existing
condition. Each river corridor would
be classified as wild, scenic, or recre-
ational, depending on how developed
they now are.
Many Upper Peninsula residents
bitterly oppose the bill as meddling
in their business.
Supporters insist the bill would
not infringe unduly on property
rights and that people could continue
most of their current activities.

By the Associated Press
Iran's spiritual leader offered more
support to Tehran's former arch-
enemy yesterday, calling for a holy
war against western forces gathered
in the gulf since Iraq's invasion of
Kuwait
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared
that Moslems who die fighting to
throw Americans out of the region
would be martyrs bound for heaven.
His speech in Tehran came amid
reports Iran had agreed to help break
the U.N. embargo of Iraq by
allowing in food and medical
supplies for free Iraqi oil.
A U.N. sanctions committee
broke up yesterday after becoming
deadlocked over what kind of food aid
to allow into Iraq and occupied
Kuwait. Most of the delegates want
to allow shipments of food only to
foreigners and children. Cuba and
Yemen were calling for a broader
resolution allowing in food to all
civilians.
More than 400 Americans and
Britons - women and children who
had been stranded in Kuwait since
the Iraqi invasion - left Baghdad
yesterday. Their Boeing 747 was
chartered jointly by the United States
and Britain. Another flight carrying
10 ailing and elderly Italian men
flew to Rome.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
has said he will allow foreign
women and children to leave Iraq and
Kuwait but is holding most Western
men as human shields to deter an
invasion.
President Bush, in an address
Tuesday night to a joint session of
Congress, said his heart went out to
the families of the American
hostages, but he declared, "America
and the world will not be black-
mailed."
Iran's Khamenei, meanwhile,,
reiterated his opposition to Iraq's

August 2 invasion of Kuwait. Be
the condemnation was muffled by
his bitter denunciation of the U.S.
forces deployed to protect Saudi
Arabia.
"What has the security of this
region got to do with you?" he
asked. "The security of this region is
the business of the nations of this
region."
Speaking amid chants of 'Deatlo
to America!' and 'Death to Israel!'
by an audience of hundreds,
Khamenei warned: "Moslem nations
will not allow America to set up its
security and defense system in the
region."
"The struggle against American
aggression, greed, plans and policies
in the Persian Gulf will be counted
as a Jihad (holy war), and anybod,
who is killed on that path is a
martyr," he said in the speech carried
by Tehran radio and monitored in
Nicosia.
Iran's spiritual leaders often
referred to their eight-year conflict
with Hussein's secular regime as a
crusade. But Hussein last month
withdrew troops that have occupied
Iranian territory since a 1988 truce,
and he agreed to share sovereigntA
over the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, the
southern border between the two
countries.
On Sunday, Iraqi Foreign
Minister Tariq Aziz was in Iran for
the first visit by a high-ranking Iraqi
official in 15 years. Officials said
Iran agreed to allow food and medical
supplies into Iraq in return for
200,000 barrels of free oil a day. -*0
At the United Nations, the five
permanent Security Council mem-
bers - the United States, Soviet
Union, Britain, France and China
wanted to send a team to check
conditions in Iraq and Kuwait to see
if emergency food is needed.

AMY FELDMAN/Daily

Field experience
Natural Resources Alex Ho observes duck behavior for one of his classes at Island Park in Ann Arbor.
Fed. courts to allow TV cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
policy-making arm of the federal
courts approved yesterday an experi-
mental plan to permit television
cameras to record and broadcast civil
trials in a handful of federal court-
rooms.
The three-year experiment will
begin in July and will be limited to
two federal appeals courts and six
trial courts. Judges who volunteer
their courtrooms for the plan will
have broad control over what the

public sees.
The U.S. Judicial Conference,
headed by Chief Justice William
Rehnquist, approved the idea over-
whelmingly by voice vote, said con-
ference spokesperson David Sellers.
Sellers'indicated that Rehnquist
spoke in favor of the experiment.
The conference, with 27 federal
judges as its members, traditionally
meets in private.
Sellers said only a few judges
spoke against the experiment and

that "the pervasive view is this is
inevitable."
He noted that some members of
Congress have been lobbying hard
for the idea.
One of them, Rep. Robert W.
Kastenmeier, D-Wis., promptly
hailed the development in a state-
ment distributed to reporters at the
same time Sellers announced the Ju-
dicial Conference approval.
"The time for federal courts to
permit TV news coverage in court-
rooms has come," Kastenmeier said.

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EECS
Continued from page 1
tion in the department will change
in the near future. "I don't see any
sign that would allow us to get
back where we were," he said.
TA reaction to the cutback was
mixed. One former EECS TA,
who spoke on condition of
anonymity, said the cutback will
decrease the quality of teaching and
overburden the graduate students.
He added that the increased class
burden will hurt the graduate's

own studies and research. "TAs
will take a longer time to gradu-
ate," he said.
Dan Lyons, a TA in the EECS
department, did not express con-
cern about his new workload. He
said he has the same number of
sections and will continue to hold@
the same number of office hours.
One undergraduate computer
science student commented,
"EECS TAs work very hard. They
still teach classes, check pro-
gramming and assist in labs. They
are some of the hardest working
TAs."

HIRING
Continued from page 1
"'We still have a long way to go,"
said Harrison. He added, "Each year
has been better than the last and I
hope we'll be able to continue r
(hiring larger numbers of minori- .___ya
ties)."
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