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GM offers new paint


jobs for peeling cars
DETROIT (AP) - Peeling paint work out deals on affected cars, with
on some General Motors Corp. cars GM paying up to the full cost of a
and trucks has led the automaker to new paint job.
tell its 13,000 dealers to cut deals That's not good enough for the
with customers for new paint jobs on Center for Auto Safety, the Wash-
affected vehicles. ington D.C.-based automotive
The problem, similar to one en- watchdog group. The Center says
countered by Ford Motor Co. on its GM should have written to all own-
F-series pickup trucks last year, ers alerting them to possible paint
could involve millions of vehicle problems.
models made from 1986 to present. "The problem with secret war-
GM, however, says it doesn't believe ranties in general is that you don't
the problem is widespread. have consumers notified and some
Regardless, the automaker sent a of them fall through the cracks,"
service bulletin to dealers in all center spokesperson Debra Barclay
seven of its car and truck sales divi- said.
sions last fall. It included a videotape GM spokesperson Jack Dinan
explaining how to check for the denied yesterday the automaker was
problem. Paint on the affected vehi- engaged in a secret warranty
cles was likely either under- or over- program.
baked in the factory. "We feel we're being very open

Dealers were given authority to

about it," Dinan said.

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A Somali shopkeeper protests the presence of U.S. Marines conducting a raid on a gun market in Mog adishu
yesterday. A force of 900 Marines swepttrough the Bakara market confiscating guns, ammunition and artillery.
900 U.S. Marines storm Somali
arms baRar, seize weaponry

- In the largest U.S. military op-
eration so far in Mogadishu, 900
U.S. Marines swept through the
country's biggest arms bazaar
yesterday and seized weapons
ranging from anti-aircraft guns to
assault rifles.
The raid indicated the mission
of U.S. forces was changing from
guarding food shipments from
bandits to also seizing weapons, as
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros
Boutros-Ghali had requested.
The Marines - backed by four
tanks, armored vehicles and three
helicopters - moved unopposed
into the core of the fetid Bakara
bazaar with their weapons ready to
Some Marines crouched on the
ground or trained their guns on
potential targets from atop
The Marine commander in
Somalia, Maj. Gen. Charles

Wilhelm, described the disarming
of Mogadishu as the U.S. forces'
"sternest challenge."
In another attempt to improve
security in the lawless capital,
Marines hope to double their daily
patrols from the current 15 over
the next few days, said Col.
Michael Hagee, a spokesperson
for U.S. forces.
Mogadishu was mostly peace-
ful yesterday, the day a cease-fire
agreed to by Somalia's 14 warring
factions was to take effect.
"A month ago they were in
full-scale civil war. There's been a
considerable improvement," said
U.S. envoy Robert Oakley.
But it could not be determined
if the factions were observing the
cease-fire or even if they had been
informed of the pact, reached in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Com-
munications in Somalia are
virtually non-existent except for
satellite telephones.

In the day-long raid, dubbed
"Operation Nutcracker," the
Marines sealed off escape routes
from the Bakara market and seized
recoilless rifles, anti-aircraft guns
and a mix of light weapons, Hagee
Some of the arms, including
rockets and belts of machine-gun
bullets, were dumped into an
open-bed truck, guarded by a
Marine with his rifle at the ready.
The biggest haul came from a
furniture warehouse where an as-
sortment of weaponry was found
amid beds, toilet seats and mat-
tresses. Another cache was uncov-
ered in a storeroom next to a den-
tist's office.
Hagee said arms merchants
may have moved some of their
wares out of the market because of
more aggressive Marine weapons
seizures in recent days.

appears at
peace talks
GENEVA (AP) - Bosnia's Serb
leader dropped demands yesterday
for a separate state in a concession
coinciding with the first appearance
at peace talks by hard-line Serbian
President Slobodan Milosevic.
Radovan Karadzic's decision
could pave the way for a power-
sharing pact between Bosnia's
Serbs, Muslims and Croats - who
have battled for 10 months in a civil
war that has claimed at least 17,000
Milosevic also appeared willing
to consider peace plans by envoys
Cyrus Vance and Lord Owen.
Mediators trying to end the con-
flict have insisted the Serb side give
up its core demand for an enclave in
the former Yugoslav republic. The
Serbs had held out, hoping to keep
open the chance of uniting with
Serb-dominated Yugoslavia.
Under a peace plan prepared by
Vance and Lord Owen, the republic
would be divided into 10 provinces
along ethnic lines. Bosnian Serbs re-
jected that proposal in the past.
A meeting source in Geneva,
speaking on condition of anonymity,
said Karadzic has told the mediators
he now would accept Bosnian
Karadzic, in an interview with
The Associated Press, also said
Bosnia's division into 10 provinces
was acceptable.
"We would ... sign that we do not
want secession," Karadzic said.
"What we cannot accept is that we
will not be able to maintain ties and
contacts, on the basis of contracts,
with neighboring and distant
"What we can't give up is our
own identity and personality within
Bosnia-Herzegovina," Karadzic said.
Milosevic has given his tentative
support for the mediators' plan.
friends about common pick-up lines.
"The whole experience was a
seed for the project," she said.
Her project, she said, deals with
the gray area between the concept of
rape as "brutal" and sex between
consenting partners.
LSA first-year student Ibeawuchi
Mbanu's said the sign that read,
"You're so sexy," caught his eye be-
cause he had used that line on
women before.



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- such as billing and rates - have
not yet been decided.t
"(The cost of cable) will not be
woven in with room and board rates1
like refrigerator rentals. It will be an
option," Levy said.1
He said the University originallyl
planned to install cable with the
telecommunications system in 1986,j
but was unable due to technical
Most students who live in resi-
dence halls said they support the in-
stallation of cable in University
"Ihthink, in general, it's a great
idea - for me especially, because I.
will have the opportunity to watch
CNN," said Gerhard Urbasch, an
LSA sophomore who lives in South
Kevin Green, a first-year Engi-
neering student who lives in West
Quad, said he and his roommates'
would have loved to have cable this
"We don't watch much TV now
because we don't get good recep-
tion," he said.
Although the University is still
debating the issue, televised lectures
are a prominent contender in the
race of programs to fill the Universi-
ty's channels.
Professors and students of large
lecture classes - classes which
would be the most likely candidates
for television - had mixed
Chris Peterson, a Psychology
professor, said he supports the idea
because he had positive experiences
with televised college courses when
he was in school.
"I think it would be great. I think
it would be efficient, and I think it
would be higher-quality," he said.
English Prof. Ralph Williams
said he can see the benefits of tele-
vised lectures, but expressed concern
about the ability to interpret student
reaction to the material.
"Being present means being able
to intervene and being able to ask
questions, so I wouldn't be so favor-
able," he said. "One responds to
facial expressions - unheard

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this because we wanted to invite
speakers that we wanted to hear, not
that the administration wanted us to
hear," he said.
The conference, which has 20
scheduled speakers, will address
controversial and complex issues
such as pediatric AIDS, infant mor-
tality, crack babies, and maternal
and child health care.
Conference organizers said they
are unsure of the specific topics
Elder will address.

Hibbert said Medstart wants to
learn from those who teach children
at a very early age. Valariea
Lovelace, Ph.D., of "Sesame Street,"
also accepted an invitation to speak
at the conference.
The organization will also com-
bine forces with the Children's
Defense Fund to implement Child
Watch, a program designed to edu-
cate medical students on the lack of
health care available to children of
poor families.
"We think that if people know
about these problems they will be
better able to help," Hibbert said.

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accessible to the public than art
confined to a gallery or museum.
"That's what makes it more ef-
fective," she said.
Jennifer Bolden, a first-year
Rackham student, said she was per-
plexed by the guerrilla art.
Bradley said the idea for her pro-
ject was born from a discussion with

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