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I

Saddam
to free
asome U.S.
,hostages
.Associated Press
" Saddam Hussein has agreed to re-
fease some sick and elderly Ameri-
ans from among the hundreds of
S. citizens detained by Baghdad
since its Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait,
said the leader of the Iraqi-American
Foundation yesterday.
It was not immediately clear
'"vhen the releases might come or
'}low many Americans would be af-
lfected.
b! "We don't want to talk about fig-
1'ufes or names at the moment, but
Tin happy to announce that some
ood news will come up," said
'Salim Mansour, leader of the Mary-
land-based Iraqi-American Founda-
tion.
Mansour leads a delegation that
met with Saddam on Sunday night.
He said today that he received a
commitment from the Iraqi leader to
release Americans.
It was presumed Mansour spoke
aboutAmericans held in Iraq and
Kuwait.
Approximately 700 Americans
are being held in Kuwait and more
'than 300 are being held in Iraq,
many at strategic sites to deter a
L possible attack by the multinational
forces arrayed against Iraq in the Per-
sian Gulf.
Western diplomatic sources said
On condition of anonymity they had
to independent confirmation of
Mansour's claims, but added: "We
understand that what Mansour is say-
ing could turn out to be true." They
=said they understood that the Ameri-
mans released would be "sick or el-
derly."
In Washington, State Department
spokesperson Margaret Tutwiler had
no comment on the report.
~The Iraqi leader also asked his
'parliament to consider letting all
French hostages leave.
There are more than 300 French
citizens in Iraq and Kuwait.
French leaders have favored link-
ing a solution to the Persian Gulf
crisis with negotiations between Is-
rael and the.Palestinians over the Is-
raeli-occupied territories. Saddam has
tried to make the same linkage, and
in a Japanese television interview
bioadcast yesterday, said the proposal
deserved consideration.

Week's events
address eating
disorder issue

Redwood rally
Rainforest Action Movement co-founder Ed Delhagen speaks on the Diag for World Rainforest Week. The
construction set-up for the rally demonstrates the actual circumference of a Redwood tree.
Pre-law frat tries to help
out aspiring law students

by Michelle Clayton
Daily Staff Reporter
It is a typical scene for Health
Educator Lori Weiselberg. While sit-
ting in her office at Health Services,
she receives a call from a young
woman or man wanting to talk about
a friend who might have an eating
disorder.
They are unsure of its causes,
where resources are located that deal
with eating disorders, and have ques-
tions about how to approach the per-
son, she says.
Some of these questions and
more will be answered during a se-
ries of events planned in the next
few days as part of Eating Disorders
Awareness Week.
A panel discussion on eating dis-
orders will be held at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday in the Anderson Room.
Friday is designated as "Fearless
Friday" - a day people are encour-
aged to abstain from compulsive eat-
ing, dieting and weighing them-
selves on the scale.
"The whole Fearless Friday pro-
gram is about breaking that cycle,"
Weiselberg said. "You have to expe-
rience that guilt to get out of it...
you have to start trusting yourself to
eat when you're hungry. You need to
wait the guilt through and start deal-
ing with the issues at hand."
According to Practical Compre-
hensive Treatment of Anorexia
Nervosa and Bulimia, a book by
Arnold Anderson, eating disorders are
especially prevalent in three age
groups:12-14, 18-22, and 25-27.
According to University Health
Promotion and Community Rela-

tions department surveys, at the
University, the breakdown of first-
year women with eating disorders in
1987-88 included: non-dieters 18
percent; casual dieters 44 percent; in-
tense dieters 26 percent; dieters at
risk 9 percent (have most symptoms
of an eating disorder); and bulimic 3
percent (fit strict diagnostic criteria
for bulimia).
The survey followed the groups
until the end of the year and the only
students who didn't gain weight were
the non-dieters.
Weiselberg stressed that men also
suffer from eating disorders. Of first-
year students surveyed, 85 percent of
women and 85 percent of men re-
ported being dissatisfied with their
bodies.
Jodi Lustig, a member of the Eat-
ing Disorders Awareness Week pub-
licity committee cited the need to
bring it into the open for individu-
als. Lustig said people with eating
disorders often deny that they have a
problem. "It's very secretive, very
private, not something you can let
everyone know about, (it) forces you
to lead a double life," she said.
First-year engineering student
Damon McCormick said, "I under-
stand it's more of a problem than the
public is generally aware. I think it's
a good idea to educate people if not
just for now but in terms of the fu-
ture."
On Sunday there will be a work-
shop called "Transforming Body Im-
age" in West Quad. Students need to
sign up in advance, and can do so by
calling 763-1320, Weiselberg ad-
vised.

by Bruce Fox
Marc Wites is a Business School
senior, but next year he hopes to be
studying the fundamentals of corpo-
rate law. As president and co-founder
of the University's pre-law frater-
nity, he thinks he has a good chance.
"I think being someone in the
organization (Phi Alpha Delta) will
help my chances of getting into a
decent law school and supplement
whatever qualifications I have."
1
Wites became part of the Phi Al-
pha Delta co-ed fraternity in 1988
when he and several friends decided
they wanted to provide a forum for
students who want to go to law
school.
"Michigan is the biggest feeder
school for law schools," Wites said,
"Any university like Michigan
where there's so many people fight-
ing for the same thing; there's a need
for an organization like (Phi Alpha
Delta)," he added.
The organization, which currently

has 50 members, hosts speakers
from the legal profession, including
attorneys, judges, and law students,
as well as college admissions coun-
selors.
Members have gone on to study
at prestigious schools like Harvard,
Emory and Michigan.
"One in every six practicing at-
torneys was a member," Wites said.
Wites said he would like to hold
more non-law school activities and
bring in speakers about social is-
sues. For instance, a representative
from the Washtenaw Area Council
for Children is scheduled to discuss
child abuse and protection laws.
The group "gave me a good

knowledge of law schools and helped
me find out what law school is all
about," said Ian Kaufman, a Busi-
ness School senior and member of
Phi Alpha Delta. Kaufman described
the organization as a place "for stu-
dents who are unsure if they want to
go to law school or even if they are
sure."
Tonight at 7:00 P.M., Phi Alpha
Delta will host an information ses-
sion in the Michigan Union Ball-
room.The meeting will include
speakers from three LSAT prep
courses. Princeton Review, Excel
and Stanley Kaplan will have repre-
sentatives to discuss the changes in
the new LSAT format.

Budget plan may
omit surtax on rich

A City Council, solid waste
panel continue trash debate

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
"Use of Simulation in the
Ford Motor Company" - P.E.
Coffman, Jr., Ford Motor
Company. For more information,
call 763-6349.
MBA Programs - How to Pre-
pare and Apply. 4:10-5 p.m. in the
Career Planning and Placement Con-
ference Room.

EQ/RC Social Group for Les-
bians, Bisexuals, and Gay Men -
Call: 763-4186 (days) and 763-2788
(nights) for more info.
Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion and Reproductive
Rights - General Meeting, 6:30-8
p.m. in Room 24 & 26 Tyler, East
Quad.
Iranian Students Cultural

by Donna Woodwell
Daily City Reporter;
For the second time in three+
weeks, the Ann Arbor City Council
met with members of the city's
Solid Waste Commission to debatei
policy questions surrounding munic-
ipal garbage disposal and collectionI
last night.I
The meetings are "an opportunity+
for the City Council and the Solid+
Waste Commission to clarify their
roles and to make sure everyone un-
derstands the overall strategy," said
city administratordDel Borgsdorf.
Borgsdorf said the purpose of the
working session was to provide in-
formation on the status of negotia-
tions. The City Council can only
enact policy during its regular ses-
sions.
Councilmembers and commis-
sion members discussed including
city recycling services in bid pack-
ages for private collection companies
with the other refuse collection ser-
vices, user fees or other methods for.
recovering the city solid waste de-
partment's $1.7 million deficit and
the current status of the cleanup and
expansion plan for the municipal
landfill.
Several members expressed frus-
tration over the debate, saying cen-
tral issues of the problem have not
been addressed and certain question
have not been clarified.
"It's frustrating," said Coun-
cilmember Anne Marie Coleman (D-
First Ward), "we have a council

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without a consensus (on the issues)
and a solid waste commission with-
out a consensus." Coleman also
stressed the need to define terms such
as privatization to help communica-
tion during debates.
Councilmember Thais Anne
Peterson (D-Fifth Ward) also ex-
pressed frustration over the course of
discussion. "I simply thought a lot
of decisions over these questions had
already been made," she said.

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Democrats considered dropping their
call for a surtax on millionaires
yesterday as lawmakers negotiated
over Medicare cuts and gasoline
taxes in a drive to resolve the year-
long budget standoff by week's end.
In the face of adamant opposition
by Republican senators to a surtax
on the rich, Democrats were weigh-
ing a GOP alternative that would
limit the deductions millionaires can
itemize on their income taxes.
House Democratic leaders were
sounding out their rank-and-file to

-OEM

see how much support there was for
that idea.
With the two sides advancing
otherwise similar proposals to raise
taxes on the wealthy, agreement on
this matter would be a major step
toward completion of a $250 billion
deficit-reduction pact. Leaders would
like to bring a compromise bill to
the House and Senate floors by
midweek.
"I think it's coming to some res-
olution," said Dan Rostenkowski
(D-Illinois), chair of the tax-writing
House Ways and Means Committee.

Employer Presentation - Club - meeting, 8 p.m. in the
,Etna Life and Casualty Company. Michigan League.
4-6 p.m. in the Welker Room, and Kaffeestunde informal conver-
6-8 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room, sational meeting for German
Michigan Union. speakers - 4:30-6 p.m. in the con-
Employer Presentation: Gen- ference room on the Third floor o
eral Electric Company - 5 p.m. the MLB.
in the Business School. AZYF/USD - Documentary on
"Vegetarianism for Begin- history of Zionism, 7:30 p.m. at
tiers" - a workshop from 12:10-1 Hillel.
p.m., at University Health Services, "Men's Lives" - film and
Third Floor Conference Room. panel discussion, 7:30 p.m. in An-
"Deposition of Transition derson Room A, Michigan Union.
Metal Thin Films" - from Hellenic Student Association
Organometallic Precursors," Prof. - meeting from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in
Herbert Kaesz, Department of Chem- the Welker Room, Michigan Union.
istry at UCLA, 4 p.m. in Room Furthermore
1640 Chem. Building.
Professor Jeffrey Heath speaks Safewalk - the nighttime safety
on Linguistic Anthropology - 7 walking service, 8 p.m.-1:30 am, i
p.m. in Rm. 4008 Angell Hall. Room 102 UGLi, or call 936-1000.
"Venezuela: People, Life and Northwalk - North campus
Politics" - visiting School of Ed- nighttime walking service, 8 pm
ucation Scholar Dr. Leopold Molina 1:30 am, in Room 2333 Bursley, o
speaks, noon at the International call 763-WALK.
Center. ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
LSAT Prepatory Course pre- available to help with papers, 7 p.m
sentations - with Excel, The - 11 p.m. at the Angel/Haven Comi
Princeton Review and Stanley Ka- puting Center.
plan. 7 p.m. in the Michigan Union University Philharmonic
Ballroom. Orchestra - performs Haydn'
"A Thinker's League" - Symphony No. 99 and Symphony
Charles Miller will speak on Hop- No. 2, and a London Symphony b
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You expect a lot.
So do we.

Your first job is more than just
a place to begin your career It's
where you'll receive the training and
development that will help deter-
mine your future. You've set high
standards - so have we.
One of the nation's 15 largest
corporations, Aetna was recently
named by Fortune magazineas one
of America's most admired corpora-
tions. What's more, Aetna has been
recognized by Good Housekeeping,
Working Motheg Black Enterprise,

munication skills; commitment, initia-
tive, flexibility and creativity We hire
graduates with degrees in arts and
sciences, economics, finance,
accounting, information systems, and
marketing.
We'd like to meet you and
learn more about your expectations.
Look for us on campus on the
following dates:
Reception/Information Session
Tuesday, October 23, 1990
Career Expo

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