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General Motors executives claim to be
concerned about the American economy, but
many of their actions indicate that they are more
interested in investing in other nations.

"She stood against the wall ... touching herself,
frenzied, almost clawing." Who penned this
dynamic prose? Melanie Rae Thon. Check out
her fiction reading at the Rackham Amphitheatre.

The Michigan men's basketball team came close,
but not close enough, to upsetting Ohio State
last night in Columbus. Turnovers spelled doom
for the Wolverines, who lost, 77-66.

Clouds and sunshine;
High: 57, Low: 39
Possible showers; High 60, Low 41


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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 85 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, March 4, 1992TehganDay

President Bush announced yesterday
that he and Russian President Boris
Yeltsin will hold their first formal
summit meeting June 16 in
Washington. They will try to use the
two-day meeting to establish new
momentum toward eliminating ad-
ditional thousands of strategic nu-
clear warheads.
In the post-Cold War era, agree-
ments to reduce nuclear arsenals
have been easier to achieve than
U.S. commitments for massive fi-
nancial assistance to help Russia
stabilize its foundering economy.
That could prove even likelier for
a summit taking place in the midst
of a presidential campaign.
Bush said he and Yeltsin would
"get into the nuclear and military
questions, and then the joint efforts
in support of reform in Russia."
Speculation in the capital was
that Bush would press the Senate to
ratify the pending Strategic Arms
*Reduction Treaty (START) before
the June summit and that he and
Yeltsin would formally set a subse-
quent goal of reducing each nation's
arsenal to 2,500 to 4,500 such
Bush and Yeltsin emphasized
their mutual friendship and respect
after a three-hour meeting at Camp
David, Md., on Feb. 1. But the
Russian president also cautioned that
"if the reform in Russia goes under,
the Cold War is going to turn into a
hot war."
At the June meeting, the two
leaders are expected to try to move
toward agreement on the broad dis-
armament goals each has recently
outlined. See BUSH, Page 2

Clinton Tsongas
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Associated Press
Paul Tsongas won Maryland's presidential
primary last night and Bill Clinton countered
in Georgia as Democratic rivals battled coast-
to-coast for front-runner credentials.
President Bush swept the GOP contests, but
Patrick Buchanan maintained his determined
The Democratic returns in Georgia
showed Clinton with 58 percent, Tsongas 22
percent. Jerry Brown was third at 7 percent,
trailed by Sen. Bob Kerrey at 5 percent and
Sen. Tom Harkin, 3 percent.
In Maryland, Tsongas had 42 percent to
32 percent for Clinton. An unusually upscale
turnout of voters benefited former
Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas at Clinton's
expense in Maryland, but the Black vote
helped Clinton run a close second, Cable
News Network reported in its analysis of exit

Clinton was leading for 87 delegates from
the two states. However, Tsongas said his
victory made him the "breakthrough kid," be-
cause he was the first Democrat to prevail in
a primary outside his home region.
Strong Black support helped give a
Democratic victory to Bill Clinton in
Georgia, where the economy remained a po-
tent issue in producing a sizable anti-Bush
vote for Patrick Buchanan, according to exit
The first votes from Colorado showed a
close, three-way finish among Clinton,
Tsongas and Jerry Brown, and the night's re-
sults appeared to assure a continuing, con-
tentious string of primaries as Democrats pick
an opponent for Bush in the fall. Democrats
held caucuses in Minnesota, Idaho and
Washington state and there was a primary in

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton speaks to the Temple Emeth Synagogue congregation in Delray
Beach, Fla., yesterday where he promised support for Israel and national health care reform.

City candidates debate parking problem

by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
The 14 candidates running for
City Council debated problems such
as parking, safety and cleanliness in
the downtown area yesterday during
the first of a series of meet-the-can-
didate forums.
Because yesterday's forum was
sponsored by the State Street Area
Association, the candidates - one
Republican and one Democrat from
each of the city's five wards, as well
as four Libertarianvcandidates -
focused on merchant concerns.
"We've always advocated a total
privatization of the parking system,"

said David Raaflaub, the 5th Ward
Libertarian candidate. He said the
city has maintained a monopoly of
Ann Arbor parking in the past.
But Thais Peterson, a Democrat
incumbent from the 5th Ward,
"The city has contributed a great
deal to the downtown community by
providing parking," she said. "I
don't think (privatization) is
economically feasible."
Although the focus of yesterday's
discussion was directed toward
community business owners, several
candidates have commented that
See CITY, Page 2


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Cornell students charged in virus scam

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
The University's computer
archive is one of several nationwide
and abroad that may be infected with
a computer virus allegedly planted
by two Cornell University students.
Cornell sophomores David
Blumenthal and Mark Pilgrim, em-
ployees at Cornell Information
Technologies, were arraigned last
Monday after pleading not-guilty to
charges of computer tampering.
The two allegedly planted a virus
into three Macintosh computer
games - Obnoxious Tetris,
Tetricycle, and Ten Tile Puzzle -
which were then sent to a filebank at
the University, the University of
virus may
strike 'U'
by David Wartowski
Daily Research Reporter
IBM owners may find their com-
puters celebrating Michelangelo
Buonarroti's 517th birthday by wip-
ing out 8.9 Megabytes of its data.
When an IBM or IBM-compati-
ble infected with the Michelangelo
virus is turned on Friday, it will
permanently lose data before the
Disk Operating System (DOS) is en-
abled, said University Computer

Texas, Stanford University, and
Osaka, Japan.
Reports of the virus have also
been received from Wales, Britain,
according to a written statement
from Cornell News Services.
"We haven't seen it," said Jim
Sullivan, a member of the technical
support group of University campus
computing sights. "I assume it's
pretty harmless ... We've put out the
latest version of disinfectant at all of
our sights."
"Basically we're protected, but
it's immensely irritating that people
do this," Sullivan said.
The disinfectant is a newly-re-
vised program that kills a variety of

Blumenthal said, "(The virus)
copies itself and does nothing else.
The vast majority of the damage re-
ported is caused by users who restart
their computers while the disk drive
is spinning."
Blumenthal would not comment,
for legal reasons, on how the virus
was created.
Sullivan said he does not think
the virus was designed to destroy
software, and computers can only
contract this virus when users copy
programs from a computer network.
"There is no way you can get it
from MTS - just writing messages
or using your own software,"

Sullivan said. However, problems
could arise from sharing disks.
Blumenthal said the virus is ex-
clusive to Macintosh computers.
"My only advisement would be
to install virus-protection software,"
he said.
The Cornell students were
charged with computer tampering in
the second degree and bonds were
set at $2,000. Both bonds were
posted last Tuesday afternoon fol-
lowing a preliminary hearing.
Another preliminary hearing is set
for April 10.
Students who find problems with
their disks can go to any University
computing sight to have the disks
checked for the virus, Sullivan said.

Close up
Post-doctoral fellow John Kanki looks at Zebra Fish eggs under a
microscope in the Natural Science Building for his research project.
Senior pledge program
begins donation drive

by Robin Litwin
Daily Staff Reporter

will be calling seniors during the
next few weeks, asking them to do-
nate to the program. The six-year-

Some seniors may leave a



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