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- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 7, 1993

SOMALIA
Continued from page i
sional pressure and public horror over
slain Americans being dragged
through the streets of Mogadishu by
supporters of warlord Mohamed
Farrah Aidid.
Shouldadecision be made to send
in additional forces, they probably
would come from Fort Stewart, Ga.,
the home of the 24th Infantry Divi-
lion (Mechanized), a Pentagon offi-
pial said.
Under thatrecommendation, there
also would be additional tanks and
several dozen Bradley Fighting Ve-
hicles, the armored transports with
'night-vision capabilities.
Clinton underscored his determi-
nation notjustto prevent mass starva-
tion, the original purpose for sending
.troops to Somalia last December, but
also to establish security in what re-
cently was athoroughly lawless land.
Inflamed by the deaths Sunday of
12 Americans and the capture of at
least one U.S. pilot, Congress was

torn over which direction to take.
Senate leaders put off consider-
ation of a defense spending bill to
spare the administration possible
embarrassment from amendments
demanding a pullout. Clinton said he
would meet with congressional lead-
ers today and then announce his
course.
"It is not time for panic," Senate
Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.)
said.
Ina Senate speech, Dole reminded
colleagues of a resolution passed two
weeks ago asking Clinton to state a
clear policy on Somalia by Oct. 15
and calling for a congressional vote
on the deployment of troops by Nov.
15.
In a stinging rebuff to the admin-
istration, House Minority Leader Bob
Michel, (R-Ill.) and 64 GOP col-
leagues sent Clinton a letter branding
his Somalia policy a failure.
"America's international standing
must not be jeopardized by an indeci-
sive and naive approach to foreign
policy," it said.

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Spring Semester in Film for Visiting Students
As a media arts and science major at MIT I was
lacking hands-on filmmaking experience, and the
semester at Tisch ft right in with what I needed."
- David Kung
David was working with interactive video at MIT and found it
was difficult to think about films of the future without knowing
the filmmaking process. "At Tisch, I learned about every
aspect -writing, casting, shooting, directing, and editing. I did
everything!"
David's new understanding of film hasbeen very valuable to his
work with video. "The Tisch program fulfilled my expectations
and much more; it was an amazing experience."

VIRUS
Continued from page 1
HELP, the University's computing
help hotline, about a corrupt file on
the disk.
Investigation indicated that the
yellow disk labeled "Computer
KickOff '93" was infected with the
nVIR (pronounced en-veer) virus.
The origin of the virus is still un-
known.
"We're still investigating where
the virusmayhave come from.... We
don'tknow if it's the duplicating com-
pany that we used, it's a possibility.
It's a possibility that even though our
master disks here were scanned for
viruses before it went out to the dupli-
cator, it could have been infected
here," said Phil Harding, manager of
the computing sales program.
"My suspicion is that when the
disks were duplicated, one of those
machines did something funky and
infected and corrupted it. If one were
to duplicate the disk on amachine that
was infected, it certainly would be
possible for that to spread to all the
diskettes," said Burrell.
All disks released after Tuesday
were disinfected of the virus. Com-
puter consultants are contacting cus-
tomers, warning them about the virus
and asking them to run the disinfec-
tantprogram that came with the pack-
age. Those buyers who did not re-
ceive the yellow software disk can
pick one up at the Computer Show-
case in the Michigan Union.
"The disinfectant is on the disk
that had the virus. It is ironic," said
Harding.
The program will destroy the vi-
rus without damaging the programs
or other files.
"To disinfect the disk and com-
puter, you simply double click on the
disinfectant icon, then you click on
the disinfectant button and it will dis-
infect the drive and the disk," Burrell
said. The process takes about 30 sec-
onds.
Even before the virus was discov-
ered, the University warned new us-
ers about the possibility of viral infec-
tion.
"On the diskette we passed out,
we said the first thing that you do is
install the disinfectant program. This
is before we even knew about this
problem," Harding said.
Computer viruses first appeared
in the late 1980s.
"There are about 20 known
Macintosh viruses and 1,600 to 2,000
CRIME
Continued from page 1
pocket knives, he said, "We would
caution anyone carrying weapons that
those weapons can be used against
them."
DPS encourages students to have
aplan of action if they carry a weapon.
Steps to take to combat crime in-
clude:

viruses on PCs ... and none at all for
MTS." Burrell said.
"The nVIR virus first appeared in
Europe in 1987, and in the United
States in 1988," Harding added.
grD distributes free antiviral pro-
grams to students at the North Uni-
versity Building Station (NUBS)
Computing Resource Site to disinfect
viruses.
"For three years, we've distrib-
uted free antiviral software. Three
-years ago, it seemed to be the hey day
of viruses, but it still is a factor to-
day."
Harding assured prospective buy-
ers that similar problems won't occur
in the future.
"Next year we'll have tighter con-
trols and testing. I'm assuming re-
sponsibility for this because it was
under my jurisdiction. We just have
to do tighter testing once the disks
come back from the duplicator."
This year, the University sold
2,206 computers, 2,176 printers and
1,681 software programs through the
KickOff '93 sale. This is an increase
of 10 percent in all the categories.
"I don't think this incident will
affect sales in the future. It can hap-
pen anywhere," Harding said.
Kate Calabresa, first-year LSA
student, who picked up her Macintosh
LC III computeryesterday, said, "I've
never used a Mac before. Buying
through the school, I expected the
computer and software to be safe. I
bought from the University because it
was the best deal.
"They fixed the virus, so I would
recommend the sale to my friends. I
was impressed with the organization
of the pick-up process and the prices
of the computers," she added.
Ryan Goble, a first-year Kinesiol-
ogy student, who also bought a new
computer, added, "I assumed every-
thing would be sterile because the
disk came in a plastic bag."
Andy Mast, first-year Engineer-
ing student who picked up his
Powerbook Tuesday morning, said,
"It was a little bit weird. I ran the
disinfectant on the yellow disk and it
screwed everything up. I turned the
computer back off but it wouldn't
turn back on."
Mast returned the computer and.
the yellow disk yesterday and they
were replaced.
Harding added, "It's a bad situa-
tion, but we're trying to make the best
of it. I'm sure this incident will make
people more aware of viruses and to
get the right applications to eradicate
and prevent them from occurring."
Be aware that crime occurs, and
pay constant attention to surround-
ings to avoid potentially dangerous
situations;
Promptly report any suspicious
persons or activity by dialing 3-1131
for DPS, or 911 for the campus po-
lice;
Never leave property unat-
tended, and always lock doors when-
ever leaving home.

Rummie Mayle hooks a worm for fishing in the Huron River. Mayle has
fished in the Huron for six years.

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ATTENTION
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Saturday, October 16, 1993
11:30am - 5:00pm
Fourth Floor, Rackham
Academic Job Search
Symposium

Each spring, we offer students of all educational backgrounds the
opportunity to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking at the Tisch
School's renowned Department of Film and Television. During
an intensive one-semester program, you can immerse yourself in
the study of film while living in the heart of Greenwich Village.
For information about our 1994 Spring Semester in Film, call
1-800-771-4NYU, ext. 16, during normal business hours (EST)
or return the coupon below.

NiExYOR
0M I.4iY~tllIAU

Sessions Include:

'Approaching the Academic Market
.Academic Job Search Strategies
'Job Search Strategies
for Alternative Careers
'Alternatives within Academe

' Personal & Professional Lives:
A Balancing Act
'International Students:
Job Search Strategies & Issues
*Making Conferences Work for You:
Interviewing & Networking

Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway
Room 721
New York, N.Y. 10003

Please send me information about the 1994 Spring Semester in Film.
NAME:
ADDRESS
Ci/STATE/ZIP CODE
( )

Pre-register by Tuesday, October 12
For more information & registration materials contact:
Career Planning & Placement, 3200 Student Activities Building, 764-7460

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CUTS
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education funding.
"Virtually everybody else has been
cutting education and we didn't do
that," Engler spokesperson John
Truscott said.
"We consider our system of higher
education ajewel ... but we have to be
realistic about what we can afford,"
Truscott said.
It's not likely there will be enough
money in the state budget to increase
next year's funding, said State Sen.
Vernon Ehlers (R-Grand Rapids).
"If we are to maintain a world
class educational level people have to
realize we have to pay for it," said,
5-:l I I

Ehlers, a member of the Senate's
Higher Education Subcommittee.
"We're on the brink of teetering out
of that class if we are not careful."
The newestdeficitprojectatWest-
ern Michigan is set at $4.2 million.
"The budget outlook is more
troubled than we originally antici-
pated," President Diether Haenicke
told university officials in a Sept. 30
memo.
To save money, Haenicke has
asked for a 2 percent reduction in all
departments. Nearly $340,000 will
be sliced from maintenance, interna-
tional students services and the ad-
mission registration office. A hiring
freeze that started in summer will be
continued until the end of the month.

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