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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, October 7,1993-3

.,Rabin, Arafat
meet to begin
peace talks
CAIRO, Egypt (AP)-Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat
got down to the business of turning words of peace into
reality yesterday, but there were signs that generations of
enmity would not be easy to erase.
The Israeli prime minister and PalestineLiberation Orga-
nization leader hadno handshake for the cameras at their first
official meeting, which ended with separate news confer-
Still, the longtime adversaries said their90-minutemeet-
ing at Egypt's Unity Palace was constructive. And they
announced the formation of four committees to work out the
details of last month's accord on limited Palestinian self-rule
in Israeli-occupied temtories.
The task of making peace, already bard, will be made
more difficult by continuing violence in the occupied lands.
And as at the Sept. 13 signing on the White House lawn in
Washington, the prime minister's frostiness toward the PLO
chief was noticeable.
Rabin and Arafat sat in chairs about six feet apart when
photographers entered. After some urging, the two men
moved to a couch and sat on opposite sides of the Egyptian
president, Hosni Mubarak.
But Rabin refused photographers' requests to shake
I* :Arafat'shand infront of thecameras, although his aides said
the two later shook hands in private.
Rabin's coolness recalled his reluctance to take Arafat's
hand as the PLO chief thrust it out when they met briefly for
the signing of the peace pact.
Butitwas theprimeministerwhoaskedforthe meeting,
out of concern, Israeli officials said, that only a high-level
encounter could put the accord into motion.
He was also worried that without quick implementation,
the pact that is to lead to a permanent solution of the
Palestinian problem could be undermined by persisting
unrest in the occupied territories.
Israel started cracking down on Palestinian fugitives in
the occupied West Bank and Gaza last week, arresting more
than 50 suspects, killing three and damaging homes with
antitank missiles.
In addition, Muslim extremists opposed to the accord
" have attempted three suicide attacks in the past month,
including one on Monday that wounded 30 Israelis.
The date of the Cairo meeting was laden with historical
significance. Twenty years ago, Egypt and Syria launched a
*,surprise attack on Israel that lay the groundwork for the 1979
'peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Apparently there were some pleasantries at the Cairo
meeting. "We are cousins," Arafat remarked twice to Rabin,
Israel television reported.
Rabin said the talks centered on "how to get the wagons
moving" on an Israeli army pullout and self-rule for Palestin-
ians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho.

Candles honor abuse
survivors during vigil

As dusk gave way tonight, many of the more
than 100 people assembled on the steps of
>'f Rackham Auditorium lit candles.
The Domestic Violence Project/SAFE House
sponsored its Tenth Annual Candle Light Vigil
last night to honor the memory of women and
children who have been victimized by abuse.
Participants recognized both those who were
murdered and those who survived abuse.
"It seems our work is never done," said Sandy
Henes, SAFE House manager and vigil orga-
nizer. "This year we have had more women
brutally murdered than in previous years."
According to statistics compiled by her
organiztion, 3,000 women are killed each year by
their husbands, lovers or boyfriends. And more
than 1 million women seek medical help for
injuries caused by batterings. In Ann Arbor, more
than 400 domestic assualts are reported annually.
During the vigil, observers read the names of
two dozen women and children who had recently
been maimed or murdered by fathers, husbands
and boyfriends.
"I didn't think there were so many women
being abused and killed in Michigan," said Saline
Elizabeth Pollard holds a candle with singer Marea Proce PETER MATTHEWS/Daily High School senior Brandon Fischer.
during last night's candlelight vigil. After a silence in honor of women who have

died due to abuse, survivors of abuse spoke out.
Members of the crowd were asked to come for-
ward toattestto cruel treatment they had received
as children or in relationships.
"I thoughtsIwasdoing the best formy kids by
keeping the family together," said Sandy. "He
was a very reputible businessman and he beat the
hell out of me."
Tearfully, Dory recounted how she "grew up
in an abusive situation. I saw one child killed and
I felt powerless. I knew of no other way. But by
God there is healing -my healing comes from
talking, I encourage you all to talk."
A man, voice breaking, then came forward to
tell of how as a child he was continually beaten
andrapedby someone whohadcome to livein his
Organizers placed magic markers and paper
on the wall of Rackham for those who did not
want to speak of their injury. A group formed
around the sheets of paper, and survivors wrote
the names of their assailants.
Live music was performed by Marae Price.
Price sang about the experience of andemancipa-
tion from an abusive relationship.
"She felt that spliting up would tear her apart,
she feared being alone, abandoned with her bro-
ken heart. The games he played turned subtle and

AT&T Challenge lets students play the stock market

Imagine, someone hands you a half-
million dollars. Your goal is to make as
much money as you can investing your
bundle in the stock market. You have noth-
ing to lose.
You havejustplunged head first into the
risky world of The AT&T Collegiate In-
vestment Challenge.
Beginning Oct. 11, this scenario will
become reality for the 51 University stu-
dents participating in the Challenge, a stock
market competition based on current stock
The competition's goal is to give stu-
dents the opportunity to experience Wall
Street. Originally aboard game, it advanced
into an interactive game six years ago and
now involves about 20,000 students each
year. Although the Challenge is primarily
geared toward college students, there are

also divisions for high school students and
Each student receives a fictional
$500,000 and three months - October
through December - to build an invest-
ment portfolio . A toll-free number is pro-
vided to give contestants access to brokers,
who supply them with quotes to more than
8,000 stocks on various market exchanges.
At that point, the game is on, and who-
ever has "the most chips" in the end wins.
"Being in the competition helps (stu-
dents) to gain educational experience on
working in the stock market," said Randy
Parkman, who promotes the competition for
Parkman emphasized that the only dif-
ference between studentwheelings and deal-
ings and professional stock brokers is the
level of stress involved. The students, by
comparison, have none.
Tom Kippola, who organizes the com-

petition on campus, pointed out that it is
open to all students - not only business
majors. "A lotof engineers play, and we get
a lot of LSA people."
LSA sophomore Tom Brooks, a politi-
cal science major, plans to eventually work
on the stock market. By competing in the
Challenge, he said he hopes to "gain good
experience ... before I spend my money in
Unlike Brooks, first-year MBA student
Barbara Webb's curiosity was the fire be-
hind her initiative to play. "Basically I'm
curious tofindoutif you can make money in
the stock market without researching acom-
pany for hours a day."
The University has done well in past
competitions. Each year, the University has
had particularly successful individuals or
ranked high overall. Last year was the icing
on the cake-- with Russell Anmuth claim-
ing first place, and the University ranking

second overall.
For Anmuth, an undergraduate business
major at the time, the "educational experi-
ence" paid off. He walked away with a new
car, $8,000 in cash, a trip for two to the
Bahamas, and $1,200 in long distance tele-
phone certificates.
But he said the material prizes were the
least of his gains.
Anmuth also received extensive media
coverage and abonus to his resume. But the
most significant reward is his new job on
Wall Streetwith Individual Investors Group.
"Short of actual experience, (the compe-
tition) is the foremost way for students to
become familiar with investing and the dy-
namics of the stock market," he said. "It is
essential tohaveknowledge and understand-
ing of the capital market, (because) at some
point, we are all investors."

* Bihac leader refuses to meet
with U.N., Bosnian generals

ARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
(AP) -U.N. and Bosnian government
military commanders flew to the
breakway Bihac area yesterday in an
effort to halt fighting between Muslim
There appearedtobelittle progress.
*'The local leader, Fikret Abdic, refused
to meet with the envoys and continued
to insist on autonomy from the Mus-
With Bosnia torn asunder by war-
ring Croat, Serb and Muslim-led gov-
ernment forces, a splintering of Mus-
lim solidarity in Bihac could greatly
complicate chancesforanoveralpeace
There has been sporadic fighting
between government and rebel forces
in the Muslim district in northwestern
Bosnia since local leaders declared
dent last week.
In a sign of the shifting loyalties in
Bihac, U.N. officials said Tuesday that
about 2,500 government soldiers ap-
parently wentover toAbdic's side.The
;report could not be confirmed, but that
-would be a serious blow to Bosnian

President Alija Izetbegovic, whose
military resources already are thinly
stretched against Serbs and Croats.
The U.N. commander in Bosnia,
Gen. Francis Briquement, and the
Bosnianarmycommander,Gen. Rasim
Delic, went to Abdic's stronghold of
VelikaKladusaon Wednesday for talks.
But the local ZBIA news agency,
set up by Abdic backers, said Abdic
would agree to meet only with Bosnian
President Alija Izetbegovic.
release all prisoners taken in the Bihac
areaand that any negotiations bebroad-
cast live on television and radio, the
agency said.
State-run Bosnian radio said rebel
soldiers were sniping at troops loyal to
Izetbegovic in Velika Kladusa and in
the village of Johovica to the south.
Abdichasbroadsupportin the Bihac
area, which is home to more than
250,000people,many ofthemMuslim
refugees from fighting elsewhere in
Bosnia. He is credited with using his
prewar contacts with Serbs and Croats
to spare Bihac frommostofthe warfare
that has ruined the rest of Bosnia.

Football tickets
Monday, the Athletic Ticket Office
reported that more than football 250
tickets had been stolen.
252 tickets left over from the Sept.
25 game againsttheUniversityof Hous-
ton were taken from the office on State
DPS reports indicated that there are
no suspects in the theft.
Hot plates cause
hot times at 'U'
DPS officers were called to the
scene of a fire on the seventh floor of
the University hospitals Monday after
staffreported seeing smoke and flames.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department
was also immediately notified, and
firefighters were escorted to the scene
upon arrival.
Firefighters found that the fire was
caused by plastic trays left on a hot
plate, and extinguished the flame.
There was no damage to University
property nor were there any injuries.
Maintenance staff helped clear
smoke from the area and cleaned what

remained of the trays and hot plates.
In an unrelated hot-plate-type inci-
dent, officers turned off two coffee
pots left on in another area of the Uni-
versity Hospitals. Both pots were
empty, having burned dry.
Officers left the staff a note regard-
ing the problem and explaining the fire
Police nab wanted
DPS officers were forced to chase a
man in an attempt to serve an outstand-
ing arrest warrant Monday.
Police spotted the man on East
William Street. On seeing the officers,
the man fled into an alleyway behind
the Diag Party Shoppe, where he was
cornered by the pursuing contingent of
The man was then formally arrested
and transported to the Washtenaw
County jail.
Another DPS unit picked up a
wanted man at a bus stop on Geddes

Avenue early yesterday while on a
routine patrol.
The man had outstanding arrest
warrants from police departments in
Detroit, Grand Rapids and Ferndale,
DPS notified all threeagencies, and
officers from Ferndale came to Ann
Arbor to pick up the man.
Cops break up
Union altercation
A verbal altercation in the Michi-
gan Union pool hall Monday evening
led DPS officers to ejectawoman from
the building.
The man who claimed he was the
victim of the assault told police he
owed the woman $20.
The man said the woman threat-
ened to slash his tires and have her
boyfriend beat him up if the debt was
not paid.
Football game
brings usual chaos
for DPS
The footballteam'sBig Ten opener
against Iowa brought in plenty of busi-
ness forDPS, as officers were involved
in a number of different incidents.
Police nailed two men on charges

of ticket scalping, one man for urinat-
ing in public and one man for exposing
A total of 10 people were ejected
from the stadium on counts of open
intoxication and possession of alcohol.
Police also arrested two men for
possession of marijuana, and five
people were ejected for "throwing large
quantities of projectiles."
Officers were also instrumental in
reuniting a Scottish exchange student
with his American hosts.
The student had accompanied his
hosts from the University of Iowa to
watch the game and had become lost
once inside Michigan Stadium.
His hosts eventually realized that
they had taken the high road and their
guest the low road, and were presently
reunited with the wearer of plaid.
Unknown man
socks 'U' student
A University student was physi-
cally assaulted Saturday night, accord-
ing to DPS reports.
The student was walking down
South University Avenue when an uni-
dentified man ran up to him, punched
him in the mouth, and ran away.
The student toldpolice he had never
seen the man before and could not
figure out why he would have been the
target of such an attack.

Eighty-five people attended the lecture by civil rights author Joseph Shapiro Tuesday. State Sen. John Cherry (D-
Clio) is the Senate Minority Leader. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

Student groups
O Baha'I Student Associaton,
meeting, Frieze Building, 4068,
7:30-9:30 p.m.
U Campus Crusade for Christ,
weekly meeting, Dental Build-
ing, Kellog And., 7-9 p.m.
O Circle K International, weekly
meeting, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 7:30 p.m.
U Inter Varsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendleton Room, 7 p.m.
U Korean Students' Association,
weekly meeting, Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 7 p.m.
Q MusHnm Student Asaciation-

Eucharistic Minister Training,
7 p.m., 331 Thompson St.
Q Society of Women Engineers,
EECS Building on North Cam-
pus,Room 1200,6:15-7:30 p.m.
Q Swing Choir Practice, spon-
sored by the Taiwanese Ameri-
can Students for Awareness,
Mosher Jordan, Muppy Lounge,
7:30 p.m.
0 Undergraduate English Asso-
ciation, meeting, Haven Hall,
seventh floor lounge, 4 p.m.
Q Anti Asian Violence Films,
snnnsoeA hv the Asian Amen-

Room 1200, 4 p.m.
Q Phallic Imperialism: Politics in
and Around Yukio Mishima,
speaker: Earl Jackson, spon-
sored by the Center for Japa-
nese Studies, noon lecture se-
ries, Lane Hall Commons
Student services
Q Health Insurance Workshop
for International Students,
International Center, Room 9,
603 E. Madison St., 12 p.m.
Q Letter Perfect: Developing a
Reference Letter File, spon-
snred by Career Planning and

Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology
and Director and Research Scientist,
Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
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