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U.S. cracks
money
aiundering
cartel
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -
Authorities cracked a ring that al-
legedly laundered millions in
Colombian cocaine money through
banks across the nation yesterday,
eluding one that figured in the
ollapse of Rhode Island's banking
system.
The ring laundered as much as
$500 million during the past two
years from the Colombian-based
Cali and Medellin cocaine cartels,
much of it through Rhode Island
banks, said U.S. Attorney Lincoln
Almond.
The investigation grew from a
previous one that uncovered a $1.1
billion money laundering operation
based in New York, Miami and Los
Angeles in 1989, Customs
Commissioner Carol Hallett said.
"There were literally dozens of
banks that were involved that have
been very helpful to us," she said.
Banks involved were in Rhode
Island, Los Angeles, Miami, New
*'ork and possibly Massachusetts,
Hallett said. John Hensley, assis-
tant customs commissioner for en-
forcement, said about 25 banks were
involved, including some in
Switzerland, England, Colombia
and the Caribbean.
A total of 50 people were named
in indictments from at least five
states and at least 35 had been ar-
*sted, the Justice Department said.
Most will face charges of racketeer-
ing, conspiracy and money launder-
ing, and the ringleaders could face
life in prison without parole,
Almond said.
Indictments were returned in
Atlanta, New York, Providence and
Miami, and a criminal complaint
was filed in Los Angeles.

Texas paper debates
using Holocaust ad
by Gwen Shaffer

Daily Higher Education Reporter
Bradley Smith, author of an anti-Semitic
advertisement that offended much of the Uni-
versity community, will meet tonight with
the University of Texas at Austin Student
Publications Committee to determine
whether the Daily Texan should run the ad-
vertisement.
Several rabbis will be present at the meet-
ing to debate the validity of the advertisement's
content, which claims the Nazi genocide during
World War II was greatly exaggerated.
College newspapers across the country have
received the advertisement in the past month.
Many have chosen not to print it. After The
Michigan Daily, the Duke Chronicle, and the
Cornell Daily Sun printed the advertisement,
they were embroiled in controversy because it
offended many students.
The Texan's advertising director received the
advertisement and a check for $1,600 about
two weeks ago. Because he was unsure if the
advertisement was printable, he referred it to a
review committee, which voted to run the ad-
vertisement. However, several editors refused
to put out the next day's issue if the adver-
tisement ran, said Sports Editor Jaime Aron.
"We felt we had to have control over our
paper," Aron said. Every day since, the Texan
has run its advertising policy, which says the
paper.may print any ad that does not advocate
the violent overthrow of government, Aron
said.
Matthew Connally, editor in chief of the
Daily Texan, said he eventually wants to print
the advertisement. While he does not agree

with the assertions made by Smith, Connally
said the ideas deserve to be printed.
"The readers should be able to determine
for themselves if Smith is legitimate," Con-
nally said.
Yet, he said he would prefer to run the ad-
vertisement next semester to avoid printing it
during Hanukkah or immediately before win-
ter break - a time when students will not be
on campus and will not have the opportunity
to respond to Smith's claims.
Also, Connally said he will only print the
advertisement next to a full-page rebuttal by
the editorial staff.
Aron said he is "vehemently opposed" to
running the advertisement and will do every-
thing he can to prevent it.
"There is no justification for running it. It
is blatantly offensive and incorrect," Aron
said. "As a newspaper, we can choose who we
sell advertising to."
Aron said Smith knows his ideas are false
and that is why he is targeting college news-
papers.
"If these people actually think they have
facts, why aren't they going to CNN? Obvi-
ously, 18 to 25 year-olds are prime candidates
for questioning everything," Aron said.
Because of the vague wording in the news-
paper's advertisement policy, Connally said he
is not even sure if the student publications
committee has the authority to keep the adver-
tisement from running.

KENNETH SMOLLER/Daily

Fresh and frigid
Joan Guenther buys a turkey yesterday for Thanksgiving at a local supermarket.

Judge bars police from dismantling shanties

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DETROIT (AP) - A judge is-
sued a temporary injunction yester-
day barring police from pulling the
pegs on tents erected by homeless
activists to symbolize the plight of
the city's needy.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Lu-
cile Watts approved the restraining
order sought by lawyers for the

Now Coalition and other groups.
Homeless activists have encoun-
tered police resistance in recent
weeks to their attempts and other
groups that have attempted to erect
squatters' settlements to protest a
lack of adequate housing for the
poor.
Activists exulted in yesterday's

tent on a lawn outside Cass United site as 'Englerville" in criticism of
Methodist Church, where the in- Oct. 1 cuts to the state's General
junction was announced amid Assistance welfare program by Gov.
swirling snow flurries and sub- John Engler. Protesters predict the
freezing temperatures. elimination of monthly benefits to
"We have been harassed since day 82,614 able-bodied, childless
one," said Diane Bernard of the Michiganians has worsened De-
homeless coalition. "Justice was troit's homeless problem.
done today." "This is not about the plight of
A lettered sheet identified the the poor; it's about the fight of the

poor," the Rev. Edwin Rowe, the
church's pastor and a vocal sup-
porter of the homeless, said over the
hum of a portable generator.
Activists "have been arrested
and thrown on buses," Rowe said.
Mayor Coleman Young "could be a
hero here; instead you've ended up
acting like the enemy," he said.

Michigan Up and Out of Poverty ruling by erecting

a striped festival

Correction
Yesterday's Daily incorrectly reported the salaries of a number of University em-
ployees. The correct number of University salaries over $100,000 is 337. The follow-
ing is a correct list of the top 10 University salaries.
Lazar Greenfield $216,913 :.::ames Duderstadt $180,385
George Zuidema $208,330 Gilbert Whitaker $176,185
.Vi& Provo fMedical Afaus Pr ovost and V.P. of Academic Affairs
Mark Orringer $207,715 Farris Womack $166,121
:ectik Iead, Dept. f Th1e=:: S.a :g::y V:P. and Chief Financial Officer
Julian Hoff $204,070. Lee Bollinger $64,100
Sectrn H-ead, De ti o if Nrosurgery . ..a, Law Schoo . .
ohn Frsyth . $200,555 Edward Cooper $160,90::
Elu.i rcor Un rity Hospitals AssociateDean, Law School
James Dudcrstadt $180,385 Douglas Van Houweling $158,900
U it y Presdent Vic' Provost information iehnologies
Gilbert Whitaker $176,185 Jon Cosovitch $157,198
:Provst and .VP, of Acadeic Affairs VP, De1veopmerVtConmumicat on s
Arnold Coran $174,525 Peter Banks $156,500
Geio s ead, Dept; oC Pediafric 1rg~ery0 Jon Engieong Adrrnstration 15,00
Giles Gole ........................$174,000 ..Joseph White $15,00
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Bernard Agranoff $172,378 72:378;Ellen Gaucher $149,062
Diector Ment: 1e1lthResearc:h histitUte Sen..r Associate .;r.c ..r.:U :.v.r..y Hospitals

U.S. to set up Haitian

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pen-
tagon is prepared to build an emergency
camp for refugees on the U.S. Navy Base
at Guantanamo to help contain Haitians
who are still fleeing their island nation
by boat, administration sources said yes-
terday.
Hopes for a political settlement suf-
fered a setback and the flood of refugees
increased dramatically.
A Marine general would be placed in
charge of the effort and a military police
detachment sent to keep order, according
to another administration source who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
"It will be a temporary tent shelter,
and should be up and ready to go by
(today), or at the latest, the end of the
week," the second source said. "The feel-
ing is, this is the right thing to do."
The State Department reported 815
Haitians were rescued by the Coast Guard
on Sunday, the largest single-day total
since the exodus began almost a month
ago.
The Coast Guard picked up 1,637
Haitians off the country's east coast be-
tween Friday and Sunday, bringing the to-

tal to 4,530 since the first of the boat
people were rescued on Oct. 29, State De-
partment spokesperson Margaret
Tutwiler said. She said 2,394 Haitians
were aboard 10 Coast Guard cutters.
The administration source, who spoke
on condition of anonymity, said the step
was being taken because of the vast in-
crease in refugees has "nearly over-
whelmed" the Coast Guard.
Guantanamo Naval Base is located on
the southeastern corner of the island of
Cuba. There are about 3,400 U.S. person-
nel located there, including 2,400 mili-
tary and 930 civilians.
It covers an area of some 28,000 acres.
The sources said the camp would be
constructed by Navy personnel.
The Guantanamo site should be able to
house several thousand Haitians now
aboard Coast Guard cutters and possibly
more, the official said.
Attorney Ira Kurzban of Miami's
Haitian Refugee Center called on the
Bush administration to ease the crisis by
providing temporary shelter to the
Haitian boat people in U.S. cities.
"If they took a thousand people to

ugee shelter
Chicago, a thousand to New York, a thou-
sand to Boston, all those cities have
Haitian communities, it would be negli-
gible amount," Kurzban said. "One won-
ders why the U.S. government and the
president don't take the initiative in a pos-
itive way to do something about this
small number of people."
The Bush administration says the
overwhelming majority of the Haitians
are economic refugees and therefore are
not entitled to be admitted to the United
States. In addition, the administration has
said that admitting Haitians would pro-
voke a massive exodus of Haitians, lead-
ing to large numbers of drownings on the
high seas during the 600-mile voyage.
Tutwiler said that 120 of the Haitians
have been found to be political refugees.
All have been flown to the United States.
She expressed regret that there was
little progress toward a political settle-
ment during weekend talks in Cartagena,
Colombia. The talks involved ousted
President Jean-Bertran Aristide and
Haitian parliamentarians.

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THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. 2439 Mason,
8 p.m.
Housing Rights Coalition. M LB
B137, 7:30.
FASA, Filipino-American Student
Association. 2002 MLB, 7 p.m.
Christian Science Organization.
League, ask at front desk for location,
6:15.
NORML. Dominick's basement, 8
p.m.
Speakers
"Competitive Challenge for the U.S.
Automotive Industry," Guy Briggs.
1200 EECS, 4-5:30.
"Inactivation of Cystathionine Beta
Synthase by Difluoroalanine," Der-
rick Arnelle, Brandeis University.
1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"A Perspective on Syria," Ellen Okar.
International Center, noon.
Furthermore
Safewalk. night-time safety walking

the Angell Hall Computing Center or
call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
WALK.
Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour,
every Tuesday. MLB 3rd floor conf rm,
4:30-6.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Church Street, 7-9.
U-M Swim Club, Tuesday workout.
IM Pool, 6:30-8:30.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8 p.m.
"We the Living," film. B-School, rm
0215, 8 p.m.
"Imperialism Dominates the
World!," SPARK Revolutionary His-
tory Series. MLB Rm B122, 7-8.
The Yawp literary magazine is accept-
ing manuscripts and artwork in 1210
Angell.
"Against Greed," submissions ac-
cepted. $100 will be donatcd to charity
for each acceptable work. Due to Bert

Source of
fuel oil sill
remains
unkn own
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.
(AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officers
say they can't find the source of a
fuel oil spill that gunked up several
miles of Lake Huron beach.
Coast Guard investigators
boarded almost two dozen Great
Lakes freighters after the Oct. 17
spill and took fuel samples, but the
Coast Guard's Marine Safety Lab in
Connecticut was unable to match
any of the samples to the spilled oil.
"That just about kills that end
of the investigation," said Lt. Scott
Swope. "There's not much chance
now. It's real remote."
U.S. Rep. Bob Davis (R-Gay-
lord), who offered a $1,000 reward
for information on the oil culprit,
also has not discovered anything. An
aide said Davis' reward offer drew

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