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Vol. C, No. 43 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Friday, November 2, 1990 The Michigan Diy

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Bush
A ssociated Press
President George Bush pressed a
verbal barrage against Saddam
Hussein yesterday, suggesting from
the campaign trail that the Iraqi
leader had surpassed Hitler in some
sorts of brutality and pledging to
"see his aggression turned back."
"I don't think the status quo can
go on forever," Bush said. "I don't
4now how long is long enough" to
depend on sanctions alone to force
Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait.
Bush said, "I'm not trying to

says.st
sound the tocsin (alarm) of war." His
spokesperson said the president was
speaking out "to prepare the Ameri-
can people for any eventuality."
Marlin Fitzwater said, "If we do
have to take dramatic action, we
want them to know why."
Bush's angry comments directed
at Saddam reflected an escalation in
rhetoric to match the United States'
growing military might in the Per-
sian Gulf region. The United States
has said up to 100,000 troops will

atus quo

can't

continue

be dispatched to join the 220,000-
member force already deployed.
Iraq promised yesterday to release
four more American hostages soon
and insisted it was treating foreign
captives well.
Despite Iraqi assurances about the
captives' welfare, letters smuggled
from two American hostages and re-
leased by a U.S. official in Baghdad
painted a picture of fear and despera-
tion.
One of the unidentified Ameri-

cans said he had been moved five
times and was receiving no mail or
messages. He said he had lost 35
pounds.
The other unidentified American
said he considered himself a prisoner
in the "Iraqi gulag" and pleaded:
"Please do not forget the guest
hostages."
Iraq calls the detained foreigners
guests.
Iraq expressed renewed fears that
the United States will use reports of

hostage maltreatment as a pretext to
launch a military strike.
Iraqi Information Minister Latif
Jassim, announcing plans to free
four sick and elderly Americans,
denied the captives were being treated
badly. About 1,000 Americans are
believed to be held in Iraq and
Kuwait.
The official Iraqi News Agency
identified the four to be freed as Ran-
dall Trinah, Dr. Abdul Kanji, Ray-
mond Galles and Michael Barnes. It

did not give their ages or home-
towns, or say when they would be
freed.
Aboard the USS Iwo Jinla,
sailors and Marines paid sorrowful
tribute to ten comrades killed in a
boiler-room accident. The deaths
Tuesday were the worst Navy casual-
ties to date in Operation Desert
Shield, the U.S. military deploy-
ment launched after Iraq overran
Kuwait three months ago.

Uity -h
*Day links 3Ji.
earth
groups
by Debbie Siegel -1

It was hard to miss the replica of
the earth that stood in the Diag yes-
terday.
A crowd of approximately 200
people participated in yesterday's
Unity Day rally. Recycle U-M orga=
nizers said the event was designed to
unify the campus to help save the
environment.
"The philosophy behind Unity
Day is to show that the environmen-
tal movement is everybody's move-
ment," said Julianne LeSage, a LSA
senior and a member of Recycle U-
M.
A wide range of groups helped
promote the event including PIR-
GIM, EnAct UM, and the Environ-
mental Business Society. A Natural
Resources introductory class con-
tributed educational posters, and

ANTHONY M. CROLUDaIgy
Members of Recycle U-M erected a giant globe on the Diag yesterday,
as part of Unity Day. The cut-out figures "show how people of different
backgrounds and jobs are related, and have to live together on the
Earth."

members of the University's Air
Force ROTC unit passed out flyers
encouraging students to join the en-
vironmental cause.

"We must break down social and
political bariers and break through
differences of class and race," Recy-
See UNITY Day, Page 2

ANTHONY M. UliUWU
LSA junior student Richard Korn studies next to a chart of toxic waste sites in Michigan. Behind him a larger
reproduction of the chart, made of cans, is displayed on the lawn.

Fried
Purdue0
on Blue
menu
by Mike Gill
Daily Football Writer;
Tomorrow is Poultry Day at ' r
Ross-Ade Stadium. And there's noU
one that would like to fatten up as,
much as the Michigan Wolver- ~~
ines.
The chance at a New Years Dayt
Bowl is still within reach if the
Wolverines win their remaining ,
games. Facing a team like Purdue,
with a 1-6 overall record and win-
less in the Big Ten, shouldn't hurt
those aspirations.
But despite the fact that Pur-
due's only victory of the year was
against Indiana State and rumors
circulate about coach Fred Akers'
job security, Gary Moeller is try-
ing his best to make Purdue sound
like anything but the Little Sisters
of the Poor's gridiron squad.
"I know their record and as
coach, what you guys expect me
to say, but god-darn it, this guy is ROB
a great athlete."RKROENERT/Daily
Which just about says it all. Michigan split end Desmond Howard makes a leaping grab against Iowa
see Purdue, Page 12 earlier this season.
Board votes to install
natural grass in stadm

Natural
interim
by David Prlof

Resources
dean named

Harrison Morton, an associate
dean and professor in the School of
Natural Resources, will take over as
interim dean of the school this
month.
Morton will take over for Dean
James Crowfoot, who announced
this past summer that he will resign
on Dec. 31, after holding the posi-
tion for seven years.
Morton has many plans for his
new position including:
hiring two new faculty mem-
bers, probably women or minorities,
to "push us further along the idea of
diversity."
increasing "cross-campus ini-
tiatives" by updating the school's
computer system.
.0 increasing fund raising efforts.
Students, faculty and staff must
communicate with one another,

tI
r
ti
ti
S

Morton said. He emphasized the need
o improve the school's track record
egarding minority recruitment and
he SNR's work with other units of
he University through the computer
ystem.

'We need to teach
more people to raise
funds for the
University, because
we can't get by on
what the state gives
us,
- Harrison Morton,
Interim Dean, School of
Natural Resources
Morton said state funding cuts
necessitate more work from Univer-
sity officials in the coming years.

"We need to teach more people to
raise funds for the University," Mor-
ton explained, "because we can't get
by on what the state gives us."
After 25 years of teaching, Mor-
ton said he prefers administrative
work. He still enjoys teaching, how-
ever, and will be leading a variety of
Morton said he was unsure if he
would be nominated for the perma-
nent position. He will not be a
member of the search committee.
Russel Moll, associate research
scientist of SNR, said most of his
colleagues are "quite favorably im-
pressed with Morton." He added that
it was assumed Morton would take
on the position of interim dean, but
that "a national search will likely be
made. Morton will probably not just
be plugged into the permanent posi-
tion."

Porn forum draws 500
Panelists present all sides of censorship debate

by Matt Pulliam
and Lee Shufro
Daily Staff Reporters
In a heated and spirited debate,
four distinguished speakers addressed
the issue of pornography's role in
society last night in a packed Michi-
gan League Ballroom.
A crowd of more than 500 stu-
dents attended the forum entitled
"Censorship and Pornography:
Where do you draw the line?" The
event was sponsored by the campus
publication Consider.
Speakers included: Deen Kaplan,
spokesperson for the National Coali-
tion Against Pornography; Marcia

"From a legal standpoint,
pornography is not even free
speech," Kaplan said. "It is uncon-
scionable that (pornography) should
have a roll in our society."
Pally, a self-proclaimed feminist,
responded, "When you allow for the
censorship of pornography, all you
will do is establish a dangerous
precedent. Don't appoint someone
king and let him make decisions for
you."
Heckling and occasional shouts
from the audience were prevalent
throughout the forum, contributing
to the tense atmosphere.
Car1 CAhen nresenteid the most

ture a civilized world, I picture a
world in which pornography does
not exist."
Student responses were often
heated.
Social Work graduate student
Kate Weber said, "Dr. Cohen sug-
gested that what is disgusting to one
man is another man's lyric. Choos-
ing to reduce a woman to her body
parts should not be anyone's lyric."
LSA graduate Ann Weber said,
"The two speakers that were against
censorship... did not directly address
the issue of pornography. They did
not even acknowledge the relation-
ship between pornograohv and rane:

by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Writer
Anyone who has taken a deep
breath at a recent Michigan foot-
ball game knows that there has
been grass in the stadium for a
long time.

The current proposal calls for
the installation of Prescription
Athletic Turf, a technological feat
which is becoming increasingly
popular nationwide.
Under this plan, a huge basin

The current artificial turf was
installed in 1982, and it is cus-
tomary to replace the surface
roughly every eight years.
Interim athletic director Jack
Weidenbach estimated the cost of

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