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Vol. C, No.42 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, November 1, 1990 1hu Michigan Daily

Bush sours on



dent Bush declared yesterday "I have
had it" with Iraq's mistreatment of
American hostages but said the
United States has not moved closer
to war.
He also said he was willing to
ait longer for economic sanctions
to hurt Iraqi President Saddam
Bush expressed disappointment
that the sanctions have not had more
impact on Saddam. "I know some
of our partners thought that the
economic pressure by now would
have come close to compelling him
to withdraw," he said. "I've not had
,view on that."
With 250,000 American troops
poised for conflict in the gulf,
Congress -is pressing Bush to allow
more time to allow sanctions to
The president also voiced unhap-
piness that representatives of other
countries are traveling to Baghdad to
deal with Saddam on hostages and
the gulf crisis.
* "Every time somebody sends an
emissary, that gives Saddam Hussein
a, little bit of hope that there might
be some way that he can stop short
of doing what he must do - get out
of Kuwait unconditionally, free these
people that are being held against
their will and have the legitimate
government restored," Bush said.
AYODHYA, India (AP) -
Thousands of Hindu fundamentalists
failed in a new attempt yesterday to
storm an ancient shrine claimed by
Moslems, and at least 19 more peo-
ple died in violence sparked by the
A government minister resigned
to protest Prime Minister V.P.
Singh's attempts to block construc-
tion of a Hindu temple on the dis-
puted site, deepening the crisis in his
beleaguered coalition.

Bush heatedly rejected sugges-
tions that he was trying to divert at-
tention from the budget debacle that
sent his poll ratings into a nose dive
just before important congressional
"I don't think any decent, honor-
able person would ever suggest any-
thing of that nature," Bush said,
adding that he was offended by the
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak and a British commander
warned the likelihood of war in the
region was increasing.
But Iraq's ambassador to the
United States, Mohamed al-Mashat,
said he sought to avoid bloodshed
and reiterated Iraq's offer to
Mubarak said the Persian Gulf
crisis has become so dangerous "it
could explode at any time." And he
urged "our brothers in Iraq" to realize
the danger their Aug.2 invasion of
oil-rich Kuwait has caused.
The commander of British forces
in the gulf warned that an attack
against Iraq is increasingly likely.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Paddy Hine
said a joint team culled from the
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and
Army is developing plans. for
military strikes.
See GULF, Page 2

Diag lights
Lights installed on
surrounding buildings

by Daniel Poux
Daily Administration Reporter
The lights are back on on the
Diag, after a lot of student complain-
ing and a little administrative push.
A system problem that plunged
the Diag into darkness for several
weeks has finally been repaired by
Detroit Edison, explained Walter
Harrison, Executive Director of Uni-
versity Relations. In addition, ap-
proximately 20,000 watts of halogen
lights have been installed on the
roofs of surrounding buildings to in-
crease campus safety, he said.
University Regent Phil Power
said that, after talking to a concerned
student last week, he made several
phone calls to University officials.
Power said he received a phone
call from Jim Almashy, an official
in in the Office of the Plant Direc-
tor, who told the regent that, not
only had his department repaired the
Diag lights, but the Plant Opera-
tions office had also established a
"trouble line" for students to call
with complaints about burnt-out
lights on campus.
"Almashy also said they had
rigged up a truck with emergency
lights, to cover areas on campus
while they makearepairs," Power
said. "That's a great idea - one that
hadn't occurred to me."
Almashy was unavailable for
comment, and the Director of Plant
Operations Russell Reister could
confirm neither information regard-
ing the complaint hotline nor the
emergency light truck. However, he
did confirm that Plant Operations
had installed halogen lights on top

of about half a dozen Diag area
The additional lighting installa-
tion was announced last week in a
press release from the University
administration, which also stated
that the University will provide addi-
tional lighting in parking structures,
as well as an increased number of
emergency campus phones.
Regent Power said the campus
controversy over one aspect of the
new University security measures -
the deputization of campus security
- is unwarranted.
"Everyone I have talked to has
said safety on campus is a very broad
,and complicated issue," Power said,
"and there's a lot of ways to work
toward it."
However, Power admitted that
University officials have not done
the best job at publicizing of the
scope of new safety measures.
"The administration has certainly
been maladroit in allowing all the
discussion regarding campus safety
to center around campus security,"
he said.
Harrison agreed that the adminis-
tration's efforts have been misper-
ceived. He added that, while efforts
to increase campus lighting have
been a part of the administration's
agenda from the beginning, his of-
fice has made a recent effort to in-
crease publicity.
"I would say that the publiciza-
tion of the administration's efforts to
make the campus a safer place is a
direct result of the cries of students
accusing us of only deputizing cam-
pus security," he said.

rumpkin surgery AMM
Diane Tollas, a first-year student at Washtenaw Community College,
carving a pair of pumpkins. That she is using three knives - each with
its own very specific purpose - is proof that she is an expert.

die in Hindu- Moslem clash

Armed paramilitary troops
blocked about 5,000 Hindus from at-
tempting to re-enter the mosque in
Ayodhya, which has been the center
of a decades-old dispute between
India's Hindu majority and Moslem
Hindu fundamentalists broke
through police cordons Tuesday and
chipped away bricks and bits of
plaster from the one-story mosque,
which they want to replace with a

At least five Hindus were killed
and 20 injured when police opened
fire to throw back the rioters. One of
the injured died of his wounds
yesterday, doctors said.
Press Trust of India said at least
18 other people were killed in street
battles between Hindus and Moslems
in four widely separated cities.
The dispute has killed at least
170 people in the past eight days and
pushed Singh's 11-month-old gov-
ernment to the verge of collapse.

The Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya
Janata Party withdrew support from
the governing coalition last month
to protest government policy on the
temple project.
The desertion left Singh without
a majority in Parliament, but he has
said he will win a vote of confidence
scheduled for Nov. 7.
Moslems say it is impossible to
pinpoint the birthplace of Rama and
that they will not accept the
destruction of the mosque.

Changes made in
.current SAT test

Bennie loved the

BOSTON (AP) - College Board
trustees announced yesterday the
most sweeping changes ever in the
Scholastic Aptitude Test, but re-
jected suggestions that charges of
cultural bias prompted the revisions.
The new Scholastic Aptitude
Test, called SAT-I, will be intro-
duced in the spring 1994, said
* College Board President Donald
It will include less reliance on
multiple choice in the math section
and more emphasis in the language
section on reading comprehension.
The revisions, aimed in part at
reducing students' reliance on test
coaches, also will allow students to
use calculators on the math section,
-Stewart said at the board's annual
Critics have long charged that the
SAT was biased, particularly against
women and minorities.
"Nothing could be further from
the truth," Stewart said. "The SAT
has been an almost continual evolu-
tion. It has never been set in
"The new SAT will combine the
high, academically demanding stan-
dards of the current tests with revi-
sions that increase their educational
relevance and quality for all college-
bound students."
The old SAT had 85 verbal and
60 math questions. The SAT-I will
have 75-85 verbal and 55-60 math
The changes also include the in-
troduction of SAT-II, an expansion
of the achievement tests currently of-
fered with the SAT.

more than rearranging the deck chairs
on an educational Titanic," Schaeffer
said. "The SAT should be optional,
and it should be comprehensively
overhauled to address its problems."
FairTest and other critics have
claimed that the SAT tends to cover
subjects that white male and affluent
test-takers are more likely to be fa-
miliar with.
Examples in the test include the
question "Dividends are to stock-
holders as..." with the answer being
"royalties are to writers," and the use
of words such as "regatta" and "aria"
in the vocabulary section.
Whites as a group have outper-
formed minority students, and males
have fared better than females. '
In 1988, the National
Organization for Women filed a law-
suit that forced the New York State
Education Department to stop using
the SAT exclusively to award merit
scholarships. The department now
uses high school grades as well.
The SAT, administered by the
Educational Testing Service of
Princeton, N.J., was first given to
8,000 students in 1926. Now about
1 million college-bound students
take it annually.
The exam currently consists of
two multiple-choice sections that
test verbal and math skills. Each sec-
tion is worth 800 points, for a per-
fect score of 1,600.
As with the current achievement
tests. the SAT-II will be an optional

game me
At one time, the game of football
was not so complex.
It didn't have to worry about
corporate sponsorships for bowl
games, long breaks for television, or
millions of dollars hanging on a
rank in a national poll.
Football was M
Saturday after- M k
noons - where Gill
you ran the ball
up the middle,
laughed when you.
scored, enjoyed
the game without
too much pres-
It's what Ben-
nie Oosterbaan
And on a
perfect fall after-
noon for football, in a town the man
grew to love - players, friends and
teammates remembered the man

om way
who shaped their lives, and taught
them this devoted love for football,
and the school for which they
The coach, who led Michigan to
its last football national title in
1948, was termed "the last of the
old-time football coaches at Mich-
igan," by one of his successors, Bo
Bennie died on Friday at the age
of 84. And with him, he took the
memories of a football game from a
bygone era.
Now the game is more intricate.
Some of the boyhood fun is gone.
Football is too much of a business.
"He couldn't understand all this
recruiting business and couldn't
understand what these coaches all do
on TV," Bo told about 200 people at
a memorial service at the First
Presbyterian Church. "He just
coached men, loved the guys he
See GILL, page 8

Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler speaks at Bennie
Oosterbaan's funeral yesterday. Oosterbaan, who led Michigan football
to its last national title in 1948, passed away Friday.

A trip to Detroit on Devil'

by Daniel Poux
Special to the Daily
The city of Detroit has built up a
national and international reputation
for the chaos that descends on
Devil's Night. Each year, hundreds
of abandoned homes are set ablaze,
and hundreds of underage city kids
are picked up by police and detained
during a three-day curfew reminiscent
of the riots that tore the city apart in.
u .- A Ww a . . a t AIaI

Over 300 arrests fail to
prevent east side blazes

the street after 6:00 p.m. was hand-
cuffed and brought down to the gym.
The kids were booked, issued a
ticket for violating curfew, and de-
tained until their parents came to
pick them up.
Seventeen-year-olds, the oldest
juveniles booked, were issued a $50
ticket, but could pay on the spot and
Ps ,-p1enwd

smiling from ear to ear at the atten-
Moments later, a more gregarious
parent exited the police station, and
stopped for a moment to talk with
"The boy told me he was out
helping some friends move," said
A.D. Powell about his 16-year-old
son. A.D Pnwell Jr "T'm a little

S Night
the mob of more than fifty people
that gathered across the street from
the blazing house.
The police had already been dis-
patched to keep the spectators out of
the street.
Flames were spilling out of the
dilapidated building, and melting tar
was dripping from the roof, sending
flaming drops cascading down to
what was left of the front lawn.
A police helicopter circled the
block, illuminating the night with a

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