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urges peaceful







Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said
yesterday he and President Bush have
smoothed relations between their
two countries strained by the U.S.
partnership with Arab leaders against
The president issued a "warm
welcome" to Shamir at the outset of
their Oval Office talks yesterday
morning, but he rebuffed questions
from reporters about the Middle East
"We have been delighted to ex-
press our full support for the leader-
ship of the president, for the policy
of the United States in this recent
crisis of the gulf," Shamir told re-
porters after spending nearly two
hours with Bush in the White
"And the president also expresses
his support for our behavior, for our
policy" in the crisis, Shamir added.
Israeli officials said before the
meeting that Shamir would tell
Bush that Israel does not intend to
launch any preemptive strikes
against Iraq.
Assistant Secretary of State John
Kelly said that Shamir didn't talk
about "potential Israeli actions" but
that Bush thanked him for keeping a
low profile in the crisis.
"There was a strong expression
of identity of views on seeing Iraqi

aggression rebuffed," Kelly told re-
But he also said "there was no at-
tempt to duck the tough issues" of
Jewish settlements in the occupied
territories and Israel's use of force
against Palestinian protests in those
areas. Kelly did not elaborate.
'We have been
delighted to express
our first full support
for the leadership of
the president, for the
policy of the United
States in this recent
crisis of the gulf'
- Yitzhak Shamir
Israeli Prime Minister
The administration has been con-
cerned in recent days by suggestions
from senior Israeli officials that if
the United States doesn't dismantle
Iraq's military machines, Israel
"We have reached general under-
standing, more or less, on all the
moves and on Israel's position,"
Shamir told reporters.
The meeting "will enhance the
special relationship between the
United States and Israel," Shamir

U.S., Soviet talks in Houston
dominated by crisis situation

HOUSTON (AP) - Eduard
Shevardnadze, Soviet Foreign
Minister, urged the Bush admin-
istration yesterday to make a last-
ditch diplomatic effort to avert war
in the Persian Gulf.
"It is also my strong hope that
U.S. troops will not see action,"
Shevardnadze said at a news confer-
ence near the end of a two-day meet-
ing in Houston with,, Secretary of
State James Baker.
The crisis in the gulf that began
with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait Aug.
2 dominated the talks held at a
Houston hotel.
"I still hope it will be possible
to find a way out of that difficult
situation," Shevardnadze said. "I
still hope a peaceful solution is pos-
He and Baker denied, meanwhile,
a report that Baker had proposed call-
ing for the Soviet's to contribute a
token military force to the gulf and
that Shevardnadze had turned him
This option is not under consid-
eration, this option is non-existent,"
Shevardnadze said.
Baker said, "We did not talk
about the possibility that Shevard-
nadze would send forces there. The
subject was discussed in previous
Referring to the high-level talks
President Bush has proposed with
Iraq, the Soviet foreign minister
said, "We pin much hope on the
coming contacts."
But Baker said Baghdad had still
not agreed on a date for him to go to
Iraq to see President Saddam
Hussein. He offered any time be-
tween Dec. 20 and Jan. 3, but again
rejected any attempt to delay the
visit until just before the Jan.15
deadline set by the U.N. Security
Council for Iraq to pull out or face
the prospect of military measures.

While Baker gave a positive ac-
count of the U.S.-Soviet meetings
held in his home town, no agree-
ments were announced except that
Shevardnadze said the two sides had
decided to suspend weapons ship-
ments to warring factions in
The foreign minister said the date
for the cutoff had not been set. And
Baker said he did not expect an
agreement on such issues as assis-
tance to rehabilitate the war-torn
country "in the near term."
Shevardnadze bluntly appealed for
U.S. food aid before a meeting yes-
terday with Baker. And officials in
Washington said the White House
could unveil an economic assistance
package for the Soviet Union as
early as Wednesday when Bush
meets with Shevardnadze.
Extensive discussion of the
Persian Gulf crisis apparently slowed
consideration by Baker and
Shevardnadze of remaining road-
blocks to a treaty to reduce U.S. and
Soviet long-range weapons stock-
However, they planned to meet
Tuesday night to consider the results
of bargaining between their arms ex-
Shevardnadze said no date had
been set for Bush to go to Moscow
to sign the treaty at a summit meet-
ing with Soviet President Mikhail
"We are facing a difficult task.
...We have to complete a historic
agreement and have it ready for sign-
ing by the time President Bush pays
a historic visit to Moscow,"
Shevardnadze said.
Among the unsettled issues are
how to police the treaty to make
sure provisions to reduce U.S. and
Soviet long-range bombers, missiles
and submarines by about 30 percent
are not undercut.

Where's the hydrant?
Ann Arbor resident Jody Vought takes his dog Walker for a walk on the
Diag .

Students, staff discuss homeless

Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
Last week's arrest of an appar-
ently homeless man and a student in
the Union's MUG has sparked in-
quiries into the University's policies
for dealing with the homeless.
"There is a clear lack of under-
standing about homelessness within
the campus Housing Security De-
partment," said Jeff Gearhart of the
Ann Arbor Tenant's Union.

Last Tuesday evening, University
Housing Security officers approached
a man who had fallen asleep in a
booth at the MUG. They asked him
to leave, and offered to call an area
shelter for him.
After listening to the security
guards ask the man to leave, LSA
junior Ted Sevransky - who was
sitting in the next booth - told
them the man was his guest. Hous-
ing Security then called the Ann Ar-

bor Police, who sent two officers to
the Union. The officers arrested the
man for trespassing. Sevransky was
also arrested on an outstanding "dog
at large" warrant.
The next day, several Homeless
Action Committee members met
with Frank Cianciola, director of the
Michigan Union/North oiampus
Commons/Student Programs, to dis-
cuss Union policies.
"One of the things the Homeless

Action Committee wanted to know
was who gets asked to leave and who
doesn't get asked," Cianciola said. "I
really can't answer that. I'm having
a meeting and I'm going to sit down
with my staff to discuss this," Cian-
ciola said.
"The Union isn't a public facil-
ity, not in the sense that a bus sta-
tion is a public facility," Cianciola
said. "It's a University facility. It's
See HOMELESS, Page 2

Budget crunch strains public universities nationwide

by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
The meaning of the term
"economic recession" is hitting.
home for public universities around
the country as overwhelming state
deficits begin to translate into higher
education funding cuts.
Michigan's 15 public universities
sustained a one percent cut in state
appropriations last week as the legis-
lature attempted to balance a state

deficit estimated to be as large as
$1.3 billion. Other states around the
country are facing similar budget
woes, and public universities are
feeling the consequences.
The state of California is facing a
$3.6 billion deficit this fiscal year, a
number estimated to reach $4 billion
by the end of 1991. As a result of
this budget crunch, California State
Universities have taken a $99 mil-
lion cut out of a system wide budget

of $1.7-billion, Chancellor Office
representative Colleen Bentley Adler
said. The cuts have spread across the
system's 20 campuses according to
student size and program needs.
The Northridge campus of the
California State University system
has responded to the cuts by reducing
the number of classes offered, mak-
ing cutbacks in building mainte-
nance, freezing hiring, and limiting
library services.

Director of Public Affairs Ann
Salisbury said California State Uni-
versity is also facing problems due
to a "saturation" of the number of
students it can hold. Failure of a
bond in the November elections in-
tended to fund new construction has
put more pressure on the administra-
tors to find other funds to increase
the classroom space available.
"A number of these projects have
been put on hold indefinitely," Sal-

isbury said.
Cape Cod Community College
has taken a unique approach in re-
sponse to a 12 percent state budget
cut reducing its budget from $6.4
million to $5.6 million last sum-
mer. A grass roots "Survival Fund"
has been created to raise $3 million
in the next three to five years. The
college is appealing to its "college
family" of students, staff, faculty,
and alumni for donations.

"This is an effort to pick our-
selves up by the bootstraps. I think
the survival fund is aimed at trying
to do things for ourselves. It's really
an effort to try to make sure that this
college is here in the future," Presi-
dent Vernon Beuke said.-
The City University system in
New York City has also suffered ma-
jor cuts. In this current fiscal year,
$29 million was cut in funding to
See BUDGET, Page 2

Anti-war movement has yet
9o gain widespread support
by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Staff Reporter streets, buildings and kiosks. The Persian Gulf teach-in fol-


1st place
by Matt Ronnie
DiyHockey Writer

Hundreds of students crammed
into Angell Hall last month, search-
ing for answers to the growing crisis
in the Persian Gulf. They listened to
speakers discuss the crisis' many di-
mensions: the media, energy re-
sources, the political and cultural
make-up of the Middle East and
Daily Angell Hall
News was filled with an
Anewyss air of excitement
Analysis and awareness.
It looked like a starting point for an
anti-war movement on a campus
known for activism.
But interest in the looming threat
of war did not turn into action. The
campus anti-war movement has, for

Although the anti-deputization
movement lost momentum, the anti-
war movement pales next to the fer-
vor of November's student rights and
anti-deputization campaign, in which
hundreds rallied for three straight

lowed the doubling of U.S. troops in
Saudi Arabia but preceded the
Thanksgiving break. When students
returned from break, they faced the
hysterical stress levels that typically
accompany the term's end. Both the
See WAR, Page 7

Most students on Diag support
sanctions, oppose use of force

by Jesse Snyder
Daily Staff Reporter
While many students support the
United Nations economic sanctions
against Iraq, as well as the commit-
ment of U.S. troops to the Saudi
Arabian desert, they find little cause

The randomly selected students
were asked a number of questions
about their opinions on the Middle
East crisis, ranging from the com-
mitment of U.S troops to Saudi
Arabia, to the institution of the draft

When the Michigan hockey team
made its annual trek to scenic Sault
Ste. Marie to play Lake Superior
State in November, the Lakers were
in the middle of taking their finals.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the
Lakers storm into Ann Arbor this
weekend in the middle of the
Wolverines' exam period.
Whether or not the Lake Superior
State officials were plotting revenge


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