There are rumors that James Duderstadt may
leave the University to go to Yale. If he does
leave, students need to be wary of the regents
hiring another president without student input.
The late Audrey Hepburn was more than just a
pretty face. Aaron Hamburger looks back at her
Today is the first day high school football players
can officially commit to colleges. Michigan has
received 24 verbal commitments thus far. Analysts
rate this class first in the nation.
High 44, Low 26
Cloudy; High 38, Low 26
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Exiles, PLO reject
* Israel's return offer
JERUSALEM (AP) - By refusing Israel's
offer to let 100 of them return, the Palestinians
deported to south Lebanon have retained a
platform that allows them to present them-
selves as victims and block U.S.-backed peace
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who cham-
pioned the deportations and the compromise
offer Monday to let some of the men return,
came under a barrage of criticism in Israel yes-
terday for failing to win a propaganda victory.
Even his spokesperson, Gad Ben-Ari, ac-
knowledged the 400 deportees were holding
the world's attention.
Ben-Ari said Rabin had "called the bluff"
of the Palestinians by showing that they
wanted to prolong the crisis rather than reach a
But the Palestinians remained on "a live
stage of propaganda," he noted. "it provides
them with an opportunity to present themselves
as innocent victims."
Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of
the opposition Likud party said the expulsions
allowed "the most radical Arabs to raise their
heads and dictate actions."
Another Likud stalwart, former Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon, said the expulsions had
damaged Israel's image and the pullback only
made the government look worse, by appear-
ing to bow to international pressure.
Sharon, architect of Israel's 1982 war in
Lebanon, is no expert on making Israel look
good. But his point was that the government
had not convinced the world that the deportees
Rabin's government said the men were
linked to radical Muslim groups blamed for
killing six soldiers. But it never said they
pulled the trigger; it used words like
"ringleaders," "inciters" and "ideologues."
Also, the victims in the killings - five sol-
diers patrolling in the occupied territories, plus
a police officer kidnapped in Israel - do not
fit definitions of terrorism as a crime against
Once in Lebanon, the deportees' hard life in
a mountain tent camp did make them seem like
victims - and made good television, too.
The Palestinian peace negotiators oppose
all expulsions, making it hard for them to back
down from their refusal to resume peace talks
in Washington until the deportees are returned.
Ghassan Khatib, a member of the Pales-
tinian delegation, said Rabin's compromise did
not change that.
"Our problem ... is not a problem with
numbers of deportees but with the principle,"
he said. "If we accept the offer we will be ac-
cepting the principle of deportation and legit-
That may change, of course, if the United
States puts as much pressure on the Palestini-
ans as it did on Israel to make a gesture to the
U.N. Security Council, which had demanded
the deportees' return.
Khatib admits the negotiators' current posi-
tion pleases Hamas and other groups that op-
pose peace with Israel.
"Overall, the deportees are the winners be-
cause they are able to delay the peace negotia-
tions," he said.
by Ryan Herrington
Daily Basketball Writer
EAST LANSING - Attribute it
to what you will. The close Big
Ten race. The national television
audience. Or simply the fact that it
was Michigan State.
Whatever the reason, the
Michigan basketball team would
not let this one slip away. The
Wolverines held off several Spar-
tan runs and pulled out a 73-69
victory in front of 15,138 fans at
the Breslin Center.
"I thought we had a toughness
at both ends of the floor,"
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"We hung tough when State made
While the No. 7 Wolverines (6-
2 Big Ten, 17-3 overall) never
trailed in the game, it was a close
battle throughout. After Iowa's
comeback Sunday in Iowa City,
Michigan could take nothing for
Michigan State (3-5, 11-6)
made its best run at Michigan with
5:15 remaining in the game. With
a Mike Peplowski two-handed
slam the Spartans cut the
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Michigan's Chris Webber dunks over Michigan State's Mike Peplowski. Webber scored 22
points in the Wolverines' 73-69 victory over the Spartans last night in East Lansing.
. LGMPO to hold meeting addressing critics, office objectives
by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
The Lesbian Gay Male Programs Office
(LGMPO) is used to answering inquiries
about sexual orientation, harassment, and
gender issues. But now University students
are asking questions about the office itself
and its contributions to the homosexual
Changes in personnel and programming
have placed LGMPO under fire with its con-
stituents, who wonder if the office still plays
a part in their lives.
"Because there is a great deal of homo-
phobia from (University President James)
Duderstadt and the regents, LGMPO needs
to be more assertive and stand up for our
needs," said Paul Verner, a second-year
Business School student and member of the
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Business Student
Verner said he feels LGMPO is turning
into a token organization. "It is a name with-
out action or serious activities," he
In an attempt to clear up many of the
concerns people have about the office,
LGMPO - a counseling, informational, and
support organization for the lesbian, gay
male, and bisexual community - will be
holding a mass meeting tonight to address its
critics, representatives of the office said.
LGMPO coordinator Jim Toy said he
agrees that there are a lot of issues the office
needs to address at the meeting, including
concerns about LGMPO moving from its
"We would be willing to move into a new
space, but is would have to be confidential,
accessible, and respond to the needs of peo-
ple in and out of the closet," Toy said. "The
location and space has to be better than the
Residential College sophomore and
LGMPO volunteer Ryan Bradley said the
purpose of tonight's meeting is to open up
the channels of communication within the
"The office does not want to bring up
anything at the meeting," he said. "It's for
community members to voice their concerns,
and for the office to respond to them as best
Bradley is member of an ad-hoc group
that will be presenting a list of recommenda-
tions about the office at the meeting.
"The confusion about the past needs to be
clarified," he said. "There are some ques-
tions people have that need to be answered."
Many LGMPO student leaders said they
want the meeting to be more than a fighting
match between students and the office.
Rackham senior Charley Sullivan, a
member of the Gay and Lesbian Historians,
said he feels there is a lot of support for the
office as an institution, but students are
"A lot of people are glad (LGMPO) is
there, but wish it would do more," Sullivan
said. "A lot of people wonder where the
budget goes. A lot of people would like to
see different coordinators in charge."
Sullivan asked the University to consider
adding a Gay/Lesbian Studies program and
said he would like to see more social options
for gay men and lesbians.
School of Natural Resources senior
Jessica Belman agreed with Sullivan about
the need for more programming.
. Conservative group to
take action against 'U'
ACCwutCy inlACademia asksfor apolog y to Sludent
I . /.J Homeless women look
to government for aid
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
Denouncing the "liberal indoctri-
nation" students face at the
University, the head of Accuracy in
Academia said his group plans to
take legal action against the
University for allegedly denying a
student academic freedom.
Jamey Wheeler, executive direc-
pending lawsuits, but questioned
why the group would announce a
lawsuit before filing one.
"Accuracy in Academia is a con-
servative advocacy group that tries
to grab headlines, and by this article
it's obvious they succeeded,"
Harrison said. "If and when we are
served with a lawsuit, we will make
an appropriate comment."
Brown was the subject of a Nov.
11 Michigan Review article that de-
tailed his teaching assistant's (TA)
charging Brown with sexual harass-
ment after he wrote an essay that
included an allegedly offensive
In the controversial paragraph,
Brown related an example of the
faults of telephone surveys in mea-
suring public opinion. In Brown's
paper, "Dave Stud" - who pos-
sesses adequate knowledge of capital
gains taxes - decides not to respond
to a telephone poll because he is
busy "entertaining three beautiful
b y J en DiM a sci o
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
Just before President
Clinton's inauguration, some of
the country's homeless got a re-
woman who obtained a tailored,
checkered dress for the occasion.
- said, "This is fun. I live in to-
day. I'm grateful for my life."
But it may take more than a
ball to appease the hearts of the
Winnie Fairchild, a homeless
woman from Washington, said
she expects Clinton to follow
through on his promises because
homeless people registered in
droves to elect him.
"He got in there because of us
little folks," explained Fairchild,
who said she saves $100 every
month in hopes of leaving the
shelter before the year ends.
"It's clean, you have some
people you don't get along with,
but that happens anywhere. I
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prieve from Washington's winter
The homeless, volunteers
from the Community for Creative
Non-Violence (CCNV) and
members of the press gathered to
celebrate the new presidency at
The Other Inaugural Ball. Clinton
was not in sight.
Brenda Sims - a homeless
Rebecca Munce, a full-time employee of the Day Homeless Shelter,
helps Barbara Cleland fill out job applications. Cleland has been
homeless for two-and-one-half years.
Homeless hope Clinton will hear their voices
by Tim Greimel
the homeless - fears that its con-
government and would like to see
problem of homelessness during
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