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including Wisconsin and Harvard,
refused to print it.
The vote came despite an over-
whelming majority of crowd mem-
bers opposed to the ad's publication,
said News Editor Candice Driver.
While a majority of newspaper
staffers oppose running the ad, Edi-
tor in Chief Matthew Connally has
said it should be printed, but only
accompanied by an opposing edito-
A three-member review commit-
tee originally approved running the
advertisement, and the decision was
appealed to the Student Publica-
tions Committee. Seymour said the
committee has 11 members: three
professors (two from the Commu-
nications Department); two profes-
sional journalists, appointed by the
university President; and six stu-
dents elected in student government
Driver said the decision to run
the ad was based on a policy that is

"not current, not up to date, and
needs to be rewritten." That policy,
she said, prohibits the publication of
racist or sexist ads, but commits the
paper to publishing political
"The professors on the board, in
my opinion wrongly, interpreted
this as opinion advertising," Driver
Almost no one outside a small
circle of revisionists has publicly
defended the content of the ad. But
some have argued that printing it
has stimulated review of an event
about which many students today
have only sketchy knowledge, while
others say its publication reflects a
commitment to the ideal of free
But Helen Smith, a former inter-
national president of B'nai B'rith
Women who is active in the Austin
Jewish community, was not con-
"There's a lot of this stuff com-
ing out of the woodwork and raising
its ugly head, and that's what we're
afraid of," she said. "We don't want

anything ugly to happen. But we
sure as heck don't want it in..
Referring to the outpouring of
response that followed the adver-
tisement's publication in the Daily,
Smith said, "Don't forget we live in
a different part of the world from
Wayne Silverman, executive di-
rector of the Austin Jewish Federa-
tion, said people should not assume
the advertisement would end up
sparking more education on the
"When you're talking about stu-
dents who may not have had expo-
sure - no matter where you are,
there are people who have not had it
drummed into their heads what the
Holocaust was," he said.
If it does provoke debate, Sil-
verman said, it's not about Holo-
caust education.
"The debate that's going on is
'Does the newspaper have the right
to put it in?' We're not debating
what happened between 1939 and
1945. My personal opinion is there's
other ways to open up dialogue ... I
don't think Bradley Smith is really
so interested-in bringing up the issue
of rights of newspapers. I think he
wants to bring up issues of revision-
ist history."
Board members and other Texan
editors were still in the meeting and
were not available to comment as
the Daily went to press last night.
Continued from page 1
He said the University tradition-
ally encourages students to experi-
ence other types of housing than res-
idence halls so they can "go through
certain types of learning experi-
But Offen - who has repeatedly
said the University needs to take a
more active role in off-campus hous-
ing - said the increasing number of
students places more burden on city
"I think the University's policy
traditionally has been to provide
housing for maybe one-quarter of its
students ... but the population of
students has dramatically increased,
so it puts tremendous pressure on
the city," he said.

President Bush and his new Attorney General, William Barr, wave after Barr was sworn in at a Justice
Department ceremony in Washington yesterday.

Continued from page 1
Democrats brought out Jim
Brady, former press secretary to
President Reagan, in a last-ditch ef-
fort to gain passage of the crime
bill despite Bush's veto threat and
a rebellion by liberals.
"The president is holding a gun
to the head of the Brady Bill," said
Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.),
referring to the five-day waiting
period for gun purchases included
in the crime bill..

The heat of the public rhetoric,
was matched by the sweat in the
back rooms over bills that law-
makers of both parties seemed to
want passed, including:
A $151 billion highway and
mass transit bill that initially was
opposed by the administration but
has been more warmly embraced
since analysts found it had the po-
tential of creating some 2 million
This bill was touted by Dem-
ocrats and many Republicans as
part of the solution to the nation's

economic doldrums;
Legislation allocating
roughly $700 million to the ailing
Soviet Union.
Of the total, $500 million
would go toward helping the Sovi-
ets dismantle nuclear weapons, as
agreed to by Bush and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev, and;
Measures propping up the
troubled banking and savings-and-
loan systems. Congress balked un-
til the end at an administration re-
quest for more money for this pur-.


Continued from page 1
posals given little chance for con-
sideration yesterday, Foley said he
would keep the House in session if
Bush gave the word.
"The president either wishes us
to conclude our business and ad-
journ this session of Congress or he
does not. I will abide by his de-
sires," Foley said.
As the war of words escalated
on Capitol Hill, a member of
Bush's Cabinet said it would be a
good idea if lawmakers would stay
around to work on medicine for the
ailing economy.
"I think the Congress should
act and stay in session until they
get the president's growth package

passed," Housing and Urban De-
velopment Secretary Jack Kemp
told reporters.
The political maneuvering came
as new poll data showed Bush's
popularity sinking along with
Americans' confidence in the econ-
A New York Times-CBS News
poll showed Bush's approval rat-
ing at 51 percent, down 16 points
from a month ago. Only 8 percent
agreed with the president that
things are getting better economi-
cally; 25 percent approved of his
handling of economic matters.
Bush told an interviewer on
Monday that he is not "wringing
my hands" over the poll numbers.
"People, when they are frus-
trated on an economic sense, they'll
blame Congress, they'll blame the

president, they'll blame the gover-
nor. They'll blame anybody," he
said in an interview with ABC's
WSYX in Columbus, Ohio.
Bush met Monday with Reps.
Robert Michel of Illinois and
Newt Gingrich of Georgia on the
GOP proposal, which would blend
capital gains tax reductions with
expanded Individual Retirement
Accounts and tax breaks for busi-


an aspiring singer?
film/video maker?

Yesterday, he was trying to dis-
pel the impression that he did not
wholeheartedly back the proposal.
Bush's spokesperson, Marlin
Fitzwater, told reporters that he
did not mean to appear lukewarm a
day earlier when discussing the
proposal, which includes a tax cut
for the middle class.

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the eastern region of Slavonia,
could face an all-out assault by
Serbian irregulars and the
Yugoslav army as did the Croatian
city of Vukovar, captured last
week by the Serb forces.
Weapons and soldiers were seen
rushing westward through
Belgrade toward eastern Croatian
on Monday.
The capture of Osijek would
give the Yugoslav troops control
of the entire region.
The region could be resettled by
Serb refugees from other parts of
Croatia and used as a bargaining
chip in future peace talks.
Despite the clashes, the 14th
cease-fire engineered by U.N. envoy
Cyrus Vance in Geneva last
weekend generally appeared to
The previous cease-fire accords,
most brokered by the European
Community, have collapsed.
The United Nations says U.N.
peacekeepers will not be deployed
unless fighting stops.
Croatia's foreign minister,
Zvonimir Separovic, told a news
conference in Zagreb yesterday that
"Croatia will not accept a
deployment of peace troops along
the front line, but along the
constitutional borders of Croatia."
Serbia insists peacekeepers be
deployed to separate the fighters
where the action is - a move
Croatia argues would virtually
hand Serbs control of land they
have captured.
Since the fall of Vukovar, the
Serbian-led army and Serb
insurgents, who claim to defend
the lives of the Serbs in Croatia,
have taken control of more than
one-third of Croatian territory.
With the exception of Serbia,
Croatia is the biggest and most
populous of the republics.
Thousandnof nonnle have tomet

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dents should stay with friends if
they can't go home.
LSA sophomore Kathryn Hanson
of Mendota Heights, Minn., said
Klausner's idea is the next best
thing to going home. "In-state stu-
dents who are friends with those
living out-of-state and not going
home should bring them home,"
Hanson said. Another alternative,
Hanson said, is to volunteer in a
homeless shelter, as a friend of hers
did last year. Hanson, however, said
she plans to go home this year.
LSA first-year student David
Gadarian, of Sudbury, Mass., is also
going home for Thanksgiving. "I
plan to see all my friends and fam-
ily," Gadarian said. As for those not
going home, Gadarian said, "I feel

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Hilda Hall, an LSA junior from
Orlando, Fla., also said she sympa-
thizes with students not going
home for the holidays. "Holidays
are important to me because they're
so family oriented. I understand
those who may feel left out because
there have been times when I
couldn't visit my family, like
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