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Superpower leaders
meet at Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) - They
call each other George and Boris, and
tle personal warmth of their Camp
David meeting gave the world rea-
spn to hope it's moving out of the
fearsome shadow of superpower
confrontation.
For a generation, the hostility
between the United States and the
Soviet Union rendered the United
Nations impotent and spawned
proxy wars across the globe.
r Even periods when tensions re-
lixed were no more than a tempo-
rary respite. No sooner were arms
control agreements signed than each
side accused the other of finding
loopholes.
When he and Bush faced re-
pbrters after their three-hour meet-
imng, Yeltsin made it clear the future
of Russia and the other republics
that once made up the Soviet Union
i$ far from decided.

He likened the Commonwealth
of Independent States to "a baby in
diapers. You've got to take care of
it. You've got to handle it carefully,
so you don't drop (it)."
He conceded the republics have
their differences, but advised the
West not to write it off too
quickly.
"Every time we meet ... there is
each time a step forward," he said.
But the greatest danger is
economic.
"I think it's very hard to predict
how this will go," conceded Bush,
who credited Yeltsin with "great
courage."
The moral support helps, but
Yeltsin needs more than that.
"If the reform in Russia goes
under, that means there will be a
cold war ... the cold war is going to
turn into a hot war. This is, again,
going to be an arms race," he said.

HAITIANS
Continued from page 1
difficulty finding public transportation after dark,
and many live in interior provinces.
Before the embassy's statement, there had been
confusion about whether the refugees would disembark
yesterday or today.
The Haitians were denied political asylum in the
United States because the government says they are
fleeing poverty, not political repression as asylum
cases require. The Supreme Court on Friday set aside a
federal judge's order that had blocked their return.
"Many of those who return will die," predicted
Paul Latortue, a Haitian economist who teaches at the
University of Puerto Rico and has been active in
refugee affairs.
"From both a humanitarian and political point of
view the repatriation is shameful and scandalous," said
Rev. Antoine Adrien, a grassroots Catholic church
leader and well-known partisan of ousted President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
"The U.S. government claims it wants to restore
democracy, and even threatens possible military in-
tervention to bring it about. But its real concern is the
unmanageable flow of refugees to its shores. It is
sending many of them home to certain death," Adrien
said.
The State Department indicated it expected no such
retaliation against the refugees.
"We have received no credible reports of reprisals
against any individual Haitian who attempted to reach
the United States, including those who were
repatriated after the coup," the department said in a
statement.
More than 14,000 Haitians fled the Caribbean
nation in the wake of a military coup Sept. 30 that
ousted Aristide, Haiti's first freely elected president.
The Coast Guard intercepted many of them in rickety
boats.
As of Saturday, 10,448 Haitians were being held at
the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Another 1,500
would-be immigrants were aboard Coast Guard cutters
anchored offshore, said base spokesperson Lt. Cmdr.
John Griffin.
The State Department said about 5,500 refugees
found ineligible for asylum would be sent home first.
Asylum requests by the others remained to be decided.
The first group of 150 left Guantanamo Bay late
Saturday, and a second group of 150 was leaving
yesterday. The first two groups were trial runs, to be
followed by 500 each day, military officials said.

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MURDER
Qntinued from page 1
lher to the off-campus apartment
complex where her body was found,
and shot her 14 times in the legs,
back and neck.
Hodge was one of the officers on
the scene when Herstrum's riddled
body was discovered by his partner.
In a police report filed by Hodge
and his partner, Hodge stated that he
and his partner were responding to a
cill from Checker Cab Co. dis-
patcher. The dispatcher told the po-
lice he received a phone call on a car
phone from an unknown female who
had heard gunshots seconds after
seeing three Black men approach a
cab. Additionally, the female caller
l0ft an obscure University of Toledo

police phone number unknown to
most students.
Hodges report further explains
that upon arriving on the scene no
cab was found, and the officers de-
cided to explore the area for any-
thing unusual. Hodge reported that
his partner found Herstrum's body
in that search.
After further investigation, the
Toledo Police discovered that the
phone call the cab dispatcher re-
ceived originated from a locked
building to which only campus po-
lice had access. The building was lo-
cated directly behind the site where
Herstrum's body was found.
It is speculated that Hodge had
disguised his voice to sound like a
woman and called the Toledo
Checkered Cab company from this
building.

Monkey Business KENEHLED
The Phoenix Sun's mascot, "the Gorilla," gives Crisler Arena a reason to cheer yesterday,
catapulting over cheerleaders in a death-defying dunk.

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ISRAEL

continued from page 1
:According to Gilboa, people must
ppy attention to what is being done
tqday and focus on certain national
gcpals of survival and security in or-
der o accomplish these changes.
"The changes we seek are mas-

sive and rapid. We don't have time"
for slow reform, Gilboa said.
"Usually we have changed under
crisis. Crisis makes it clear that
something is wrong and that some-
thing has to change. The whole trick
is to change before the crisis to
avoid crisis."
Gilboa also spoke on "Israel in

the New World Order," saying the
elimination of Soviet support for
Syria and other Arab states and the
status of the U.S. as a leader in in-
ternational diplomacy has placed.
Israel in an improved diplomatic
position.
"The end of the Cold War
changed the strategic value of Israel.

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It has not eliminated it." National Public Radio, addressed the
Regional conflicts have come to problems facing Jewish correspon-
the forefront of international con- dents on Middle East issues. "Good
cerns. Israel still functions as a de- solid reporting probably makes a
terrent. "There is only one stable fac- Jewish American an outsider at
tor in the Middle East and that is times."
Israel," Gilboa said.
Benjamin Davis, executive pro- Answering claims that Israel is
ducer of special programs at misrepresented in the American me-
classes, but also pointed out the INTERNM ENT
benefits of a large university.
"This is essentially a very large Continued from page 1
research university," Williuns ad- citizen, or to live with his fhunily in
mitted, but he went on to add that an internment camp to avoid
"the benefits of this are faculty in separation.
touch with the edges of research, and In the early 1980s, documents in-
the potential to offer an impressive criminating De Witt and the
variety of specialized courses." military on accounts of prejudice

APPLE
Continued from page 1
courses are highly regarded by
students.
"I think a lot of professors are
jIst concerned with research, but
the quantity and nature of the com-
ments we received show that there

are many professors at the univer-
sity committed to undergraduate
teaching," Jones said.
Williams echoed these thought,
and said he refused to be daunted b)
the problems facing the University
describing undergraduate teaching a
a "very great challenge."
Regarding recent discussions

about the University as a corpora-
tion, Williams said in some ways
the University can be viewed as ar
economic entity, but the faculty and
staff cannot lose sight of its
fundamental educational goals.
Williams did assert a need foi
more resources, and criticized the
crowding that takes place in many

FIGHT
Continued from page 1
ofrother universities were restricted
from bringing guests, he said.
"Both the sorority and members
of a fraternity are going to serve
rmore active roles in monitoring the
event ... Students from other uni-
uesities may attend, but they may
dc. that on their own, not with
guests," Cianciola said.
,The alterations to the Union
Building Access Policy were based
Okta consensus formed by represen-
t ves from Alpha Kappa Alpha,
tpi1 Black Greek Association,
Mlchigan Student Assembly,
M chigan Union Board of Represen-
tfves (MUBR), and Student
Affairs office.
f"I think there's a concern for
events that draw large numbers of
people that don't really have a close
affiliation to the University or the
grup that's sponsoring the event,"
C'ianciola said.
R YD

lie added that this issue would
be discussed at the February meeting
of the coalition of students and ad-
ministration officials scheduled to
review the Union policy.
Associate Vice President of Stu-
dent Affairs Royster Harper echoed
Cianciola's concerns. She said, "One
of the challenges (Thursday) night
was they weren't U of M students.
Out of 300 students, 200 were East-
ern (Michigan University stu-
dents)," she said. "We're all pretty
discouraged."
While Cianciola said he did not
believe that the fight was a set-back,
he did indicate it demonstrated the
need for continuous policy review.
"What it is is a reminder that we
don't have the perfect formula in
place yet," he said. "It's a reminder
that we will still have a ways to go
in providing safe and enjoyable pro-
gramming events for students. So
we're just going to have to continue
working on that together."

Harper added that a beneficial
side effect of the fight was that it
allowed administrators and stu-
dents to cooperate on formulating
decisions.
"As administrators, we're learn-
ing. We're not making the same mis-
takes. We didn't do as much check-
ing -s we should (have for the first
Union policy),' She said. "We
learned that rather than doing it at
eight o'clock in the morning, we
could change our calendar."
MUBR Chair Priti Marwah
agreed. "There's some very good in-
put, especially from student lead-
ers," she said. "The fact that there's
no student input in decisions is an-
cient history now. Students are in-
volved in every aspect of decision-
making."

SRC
Continued from page 1
of the SRC during the hearings;
Holding two informational
meetings for students interested in
learning about the latest develop-
ments in the deputization issue: and,
Setting up forums in several
of the large residence halls before
the hearings to discuss police
deputization and the interim speech
code.
SRC members said they are not
pleased with administrative re-
sponses to the efforts students have
made to give input on decisions
regarding deputization.
"Reasonable suggestions by the
students to increase trust in the ad-
ministration and increase the shar-
ing of information between stu-
dents and the administration have
been rejected without good
reasoning," Warren said.
Van Houweling agreed that the
administration has not made the ef-
forts that he had hoped they would.
"The dialogue has the potential to
be effective. It definitely does not
get us exactly what we want,
though," he said.
Other MSA members agreed that
the administration is not meeting
student demands.
"I think that it should be appar-
ent to anyone now that these hear-
ings are a farce," Rackham Rep.
Amy Polk said. "No decision will
be made coming out of these hear-
ings because the decision to deputize
the campus police force was made
over a year ago.
"The administration's efforts
have been inadequate," said Warren.
"They're so tied to last year's men-
tality of trench warfare with the
students that they refuse to consider
what's best for the University and
the students when they deal with
this issue."

over urgency were discovered in the
U.S. archives.
A worker found a document or-
dering the internment of Japanese-
Americans, but not the same one
with which she was familiar. An
original copy of De Witt's order of
Japanese- American internment was
one of several which were
destroyed.
John McCloy, assistant secretary
of war at the time, attempted to
cover up De Witt's prejudice by
revising his order to say there was
no time to question Japanese-
American loyalties.
After the documents were
discovered, Hirabayashi's case was
heard and appealed in 1987. All
charges against him from the 1940s
were dropped.
Hirabayashi suggested in his ad-
dress that ethnic groups may

dia, Davis said, "Objective reports,
and sometimes sloppy reports, will
not destroy the state of Israel."
Davis responded to charges made
by Gilboa that the media systemati-
cally distorts the activity of Israel
and holds Israel to higher standards
of human rights than other countries.
possibly be interred in the U.S."once
more, in reference to last year's con-
sideration of Arab interment during
the Persian Gulf War.
"The only way it won't happen
is that people have to stand up and
say, 'No.' We have to do something
relevant in a time of crisis, not just
round people up by ancestry or
religion," he said.
Hirabayashi said he titled his
speech "Crossroads" because the
American people need to take the
Constitution to heart rather than
letting government officials make
all the decisions.
"My instinct said to obey the
Constitution;" he said, comparing
his methods to Martin Luther King
Jr. peaceful fight for justice.
"It wasn't the Constitution that
failed me. What failed me were
those entrusted to uphold it ... We
need to make a personal com-
mitment to the Constitution.
Otherwise it's not more than a scrap
of paper," he said.
Professor of American Culture
Gail Nomura said Hirabayashi's
words inspired her. "He is one of
the heroes of all Americans and
should be," she said.

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