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Can't get there from here? Well, if the Campus
Safety Committee of the Michigan Student
Assembly has anything to say about it, you may
not be able to get there on your bike.

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They're no longer riding that groovy train, but The
Farm is back with a new album. Read a review of
this latest effort.

SPORTS 8
Thrashin' Tony Tolbert made his first pilgrimage
back to his former basketball mecca last night -
but this time he was in a University of Detroit
uniform. The R.H. Factor looks at his return.

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Clinton
considers
Cabinet
nomnees
WASHINGTON (AP) -
President-elect Clinton plans to
make several major appointments
over the next week, building an eco-
nomic team of white men and nam-
ing women to several other top
posts, advisers said yesterday. The
secretive selection process generated
an 'ever-growing frenzy of
speculation.
"He finds a lot of it humorous,"
Clinton confidant Bruce Lindsey
said of the constant public
handicapping of various Cabinet
contenders.
"The people who know what is
going on are a very small group,"
Lindsey said. "Most of the people
who are talking about it don't know
what they are talking about."
Senior transition aides said
Clinton was likely to name a few
women and minorities to major ad-
ministration posts in the next week
to 10 days to signal a commitment to
his pledge of a Cabinet that "looks
like America."
Clinton wants to ensure there is
diversity among early appointments
"so we don't get sidetracked by what
would be ultimately groundless
criticism," said one adviser.
The first announcements are
likely Thursday.
Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen is
Clinton's choice for treasury secre-
tary, and California Rep. Leon
Panetta the front-runner to head the
Office of Management and Budget,
according to transition . and
Democratic sources.
Weekend interviews with transi-
tion and Democratic sources sug-
gested Indiana Rep. Jill Long as a
serious contender for Agriculture
secretary. Former Vermont Gov.
Madeleine Kunin also is seen by se-
nior Clinton advisers as likely for a
major post, perhaps heading the
See CLINTON, Page 2

U.S. soldiers
begin Somali
relief effort

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -
Somalis got their first look at U.S.
power yesterday when Navy war-
planes roared over Mogadishu, and
Pentagon sources said Marines
would land at dawn tomorrow to
begin helping the starving people.
The 1,800 Marines standing off-
shore on three Navy ships are the
vanguard of a multinational rescue
mission in the war and famine-
wracked nation. Pentagon sources
said most of the 28,000 U.S. soldiers
and Marines committed to the opera-
tion might not begin arriving for
several days.
Robert Oakley, a special U.S. en-
voy and former U.S. ambassador to
Somalia, arrived yesterday to meet
with leaders of Somalia's warring
clan leaders and with international
aid workers to outline plans for the
U.S.-led operation. He stressed that
Washington envisioned a humanitar-
ian effort and not a military one.
Oakley told reporters the U.N.-
authorized operation would be the
opposite of Desert Storm.

"We hope it will remain a hu-
manitarian operation all the way
through, because the purpose is to
protect deliveries of relief supplies,
relief workers and relief recipients,"
Oakley said.
Aid groups say half the food do-
nated for starving Somalis has been
stolen by the gangs of soldiers who
have held sway during a nearly 2-
year-old civil war. An estimated
300,000 Somalis have died from
starvation, disease and fighting this
year, and 250,000 more are feared to
be in imminent danger.
U.S. troops and smaller contin-
gents from France, Canada, Italy,
Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and other
nations hope to impose calm so re-
lief supplies can move into the coun-
tryside in safety.
American officials have said U.S.
troops will fight if necessary. Marlin
Fitzwater, the White House
spokesperson, said yesterday that the
initial response from Somali war-
lords had been better than expected.
See SOMALIA, Page 2

Uprooted
U-M grounds employees take down a dead tree in front of Angel Hall yesterday. Two new trees will be planted
in place of the dead one.

SAPAC besieged by sexual assault reports

by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
The number of sexual assaults
reported to the U-M Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center
(SAPAC) have been so high this
year that a small backlog of cases
waiting for counseling has devel-
oped, said SAPAC Director Debi
Cain.
In November alone, 24 people
reported assaults. Eighteen people
reported assaults in October, bring-

ing the total number this semester to
56 - the highest SAPAC has seen
in its seven years of existence.
However, Cain said these statis-
tics do not necessarily reflect an in-
crease in campus rape. Rather, she
said, because of improved campus
awareness about rape, more people
are seeking assistance from the cen-
ter.
"Our suspicion is that more peo-
ple are coming forward," Cain said.
"With Sexual Awareness Week and
workshops, more people are familiar

with SAPAC. More people are
aware that we're here and are com-
ing to us for free counseling."
Also, she added, many of the
rapes did not occur within the
months they were reported. As many
as 40 percent of the people who
made recent reports sought counsel-
ing several months or years after the
incident.
SAPAC Senior Counselor Kata
Isarri added that many survivors re-
port incidents to the center that oc-
curred seven or eight years ago be-

cause at the time they did not know
of centers that provided counseling.
Other people wait to report rapes be-
cause they either do not realize im-
mediately they have been raped or
do not yet feel comfortable talking
about it.
Executive Director for University
Relations Walter Harrison said the
U-M is working to reduce the num-
ber of campus assaults. As well as
increasing funding to SAPAC, the
university has installed lighting and
emergency call boxes around cam-

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U.S. Supreme Court
. rejects challenge to
24-hour wait period

Decision leaving
Mississippi abortion
law intact satisfies
anti-abortion activists
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Supreme Court rejected a challenge
to a Mississippi abortion law yester-
day, encouraging abortion foes but
leading abortion-rights advocates to
see "a frightening implication" for
women nationwide.
The state law requires women to
get counseling and then wait 24
hours before ending their
pregnancies.
The justices, without comment,
left intact a ruling that denied abor-
tion clinic operators a hearing when
they tried to block the law before it
took effect last Auguss. s
At issue was how soon after such
a law's enactment women may sue
claiming it is an "undue burden" on
their constitutional right.
Yesterday's action is not a deci-
sion on the merits of the Mississippi
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in "endless litigation over whether
women have the right to know the
facts about the development of the
unborn child and about alternatives
to abortion."
In other matters, the court:
Refused to reinstate the Iran-
Contra convictions of former na-
tional security adviser John
Poindexter.
Agreed to decide whether new
congressional districts fashioned by
North Carolina's General Assembly
discriminate unlawfully against
white voters.
Refused to kill a lawsuit
against the Pentagon by a California
lesbian kicked out of the Army re-
serves because of her sexual
preference.
Steered clear of a Florida ob-
scenity flap over rap, leaving intact a
ruling that said the group 2 Live
Crew's album "As Nasty as They
Wanna Be" wrongly was denied
free-speech protection.
In the Mississippi abortion case,
a federal appeals court threw out a

pus during the past few years.
In addition, Harrison said, "What
the university has been trying to do
is educate people as much as possi-
ble ... more education will ulti-
mately change behavior."
Fourteen of the 24 people report-
ing sexual assaults in November, and
11 of the 18 people reporting in
October, said they were assaulted by
an acquaintance. No complete in-
formation is available about eight of
the November reports and five of the
See RAPE, Page 2
Big second
half leads
'M' cagers
past U of D
by Adam Miller
Daily Basketball Writer
When the loudest cheer you get
at home is during a musical chairs
game at halftime, it's a sign you
have problems.
Or it could just be a sign that you
are playing Detroit Mercy.
In either case, that's just the situ-
ation the Michigan men's basketball
team faced last night in its lackluster
92-77 victory over the Titans at
Crisler Arena. After a truly forget-
table first half, the fans were hungry
for action, and they got it with the
WhereHouse Records musical chair
contest. The student section ex-
ploded with Duke-like noise during
the final round as contestants
pushed, shoved, and pulled chairs
out from under each other in pursuit
of compact discs.
Leading only 43-37 at the break,
Michigan faced an immediate surge
by the visitors, who cut the lead to
three, 49-46, on a trey from former
Wolverine Tony Tolbert with 17:29
remaining. Tolbert finished with a
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KRISTOFFER GILLETTE/Daily
Todd Crabtree, a graduate student at Michigan State University (MSU), waits in line with several others at the
Angell Hall Computing Center last night. Crabtree lives in Ann Arbor and was waiting to type a research paper.
Students endure 3 hour waits, broken
computers to complete final papers

by Adam Anger
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 100 students lined
the hallways and benches of
Angell Hall at 8:00 last night,
i.,rrant1n 1.-;. far .-mn titprc

campus," said Ian Ellison, a tem-
porary data processing assistant
at Angell Hall.
Computer consultants esti-
mated the waitlist would move at

"Although students have to
sometimes wait, the situation is a
lot better this year compared to
last year," said Bryan Nakfoor,
temporary data processing assis-
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