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* Haitian coup leaders
refuse to attend U.N.
reinstatement talks

-- Haiti's military, having blocked
* the return of President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, has not responded to a U.N.
request for new talks on reinstating
the ousted leader, U.S. and U.N. offi-
cials said yesterday.
The United Nations hopes to con-
vene the talks by tomorrow.
Haitian rightists have demanded
that new political negotiations begin
without the major players in the last
round of talks: U.N. mediator Dante
0 Caputo, Aristide and the army com-
mander, Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras.
The United States said the right-
ists had no right to demand that the
three men resign.
"This country already has a gov-
ernment," U.S. Embassy spokesper-

son Stanley Schrager said. "It has a
democratically elected president, and
a constitutional government recog-
nized by the international commu-
The rightists were buoyed that their
acts of intimidation kept Aristide from
returning by Oct. 30, the deadline
under the U.N. plan Aristide and
Cedras signed in July. The United
Nations wants to hold new talks with
an Aristide representative, Cedras and
the presidents of Haiti's two houses
of Parliament beginning tomorrow.
A U.N. official, speaking on con-
dition of anonymity, said the military
was the only party not to accept the
United Nations' invitation. Yester-
day was the first day of a two-day
holiday commemorating Haiti's dead,

'(Haiti) has a
democratically elected
president and a
government recognized
by the international
- Stanley Schrager
and senior military officials were not
available for comment.
Schrager also said the military had
not responded, but that negotiators
were preparing anyway for a meeting
in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Premier RobertMalval, appointed
by Aristide, said he would represent
the exiled president if asked.
The rightists have demanded
Malval's resignation. The most pow-
erful of the small right-wing move-
ments is the Front for the Advance-
ment and Progress of Haiti, a new
group whose acts of violence have
shut down the capital several times in
recent weeks.

An Ann Arbor street that doubles
as a parking lot for Michigan Stadium
will remain a public thoroughfare
despite efforts by the University and
adeveloperto wrestitfrom city hands.
Last night, the Ann Arbor City
Council shot down a request that the
city vacate Buffalo Street, a stretch of
gravel roadway immediately north of
Michigan Stadium. Following a
unanimous recommendation of the
Planning Commission, the council
unanimously voted down the proposal
by the University and developer
Donald Van Curler.
Van Curler's attorney, Dana
Dever, implored the council to "take
us out of limbo and give us a street or
give us half of a street." Dever said
Van Curler would make a "living,

viable street" of "a big parking lot."
Buffalo Street is an undeveloped
353-by-66 foot stretch of road jutting
off Keech Street to Hoover Street.
Football Saturdays transform Buffalo
Street into a parking lot for handi-
capped fans and a staging ground for
city police.
University property surrounds
Buffalo Street on three sides.
Van Curler first submitted a peti-
tion to vacate Buffalo Street in Sep-
tember 1990. The Planning Commis-
sion put the proposal on indefinite
hold at a meeting two months later.
Although a city planning report
lists the University as one of the two
parties requesting the transfer ofBuf-
falo Street, University officials de-
nied any connection to the request.
"Our understanding is that we're
not a participant in the petition,"'said

City Council votes to keep
property near the stadium

e Psychologist calls for
multicultural workforce
Nichols visits 'U' for diversity awareness seminar

In a demonstration of the power of accom-
plishment through unity, the School ofNursing's
Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Compre-
hensive Studies Mentoring Program teamed up
with Grand Valley State University's (GVSU)
Office of Minority Affairs to bring clinical/
industrial psychologist Edwin Nichols to the
University for a two-day Cultural Diversity
Awareness Seminar.
The seminar was an all-day event for faculty
and academic administrators. The morning was
devoted to "exploring multicultural issues im-
pacting institutions of higher education."
Nichols emphasized that differences between
ethnic groups are not contingent on race, but
culture, language and world view.
Donald Williams, dean of minority affairs
and Multicultural Center at GVSU, said he was
impressed because Nichols "compared cultural
responses for very similar situations, and dem-
onstrated how alike we are if you put us in
(cultural) context."
Williams said he was also impressed by
Nichols' ability to speak the languages of the
cultures he was talking about. "He was able to
speak the language and interpret it relative to
that culture," he said.
Nichols said the incorporation of
multiculturalism into the classroom and

workforce will be necessary for the United
States to remain a top world power. Skilled
workers will be necessary to maintain the
increasing level of technology in society. Mi-
norities and women will be needed to fill in the
majority of those posts, he said.
He called multiculturalism essential to
bridge the gap between the social perception
of others and reality. "Cultural diversity causes
you to see people how they are, not how you
think they are," he said.
Patricia Coleman-Burns, assistant profes-
sor and director of the School of Nursing's
Office ofMinority Affairs, said Nichols did an
excellent job of highilighting the inclusive
nature of multiculturalism.
"It's celebrating uniqueness, and allowing
peripheral groups to have a platform for their
voices to be heard," she said.
John Marshall, academic counselor in the
Comprehensive Studies Program, said he was
impressed by Nichols' ability to demonstrate
through role-playing how people make judg-
ments based on sexist and racist assumptions,
and "how a person's actions can be misinter-
preted - how certain characteristics of cul-
tures can be looked upon as negative if the
culture is not understood."
The second and final day of the conference
will be devoted to addressing student leaders
of campus organizations.

Lisa Baker, the University's director
of public affairs. She also discounted
the possibility of a joint petition be-
tween the University and Van Curler.
On weekdays, Buffalo Street is a
"big dirt parking lot," said city plan-
ner Donna Johnson. Exempt from
parking fees, vehicles line both sides
of the street at right angles.
A plan to use the street for short-
term parking is being considered by
the city's transportation division.
The city based its second objec-
tion to the requeston the loss of police
parking for football games.
The council offered few com-
ments before quashing the proposal.
Jane Lumm (R-2nd Ward) asked
whether the city stood to gain from
converting Buffalo Street. City Ad-
ministrator Alfred Gatta answered,
"not a lot."
First lady
insurers of
Rodham Clinton accused insurance
companies yesterday of waging a de-
ceitful campaign against the Clinton
health plan to protect profits and pre-
serve the ability to cut people off
when they get sick.
"It is time for you and for every
American to stand up and say to the
insurance industry, 'Enough is
enough. We want our health care sys-
tem back,"' she told more than 2,006
The industry said it was the first
lady who was guilty of deception and
promised to press its $6.5 million
advertising campaign that raises ques-
tions about PresidentClinton's health
Mrs. Clinton spoke of the-
"struggle" for health reform and
praised the American Academy of
Pediatrics for fighting for children.
"One of the great lies that is cur-
rently afoot in this country is that the
president's plan will limit choice. To
the contrary, the president's plan en-
hances choice," said Mrs. Clinton.
Charles Kahn, the health insurers
executive vice president, called Mrs.
Clinton's attack on the ads "a total
misrepresentation of the facts."
"It's just another example of the
administration trying to paint us as
the black hat to somehow help their
cause," Kahn said.
He said health insurers support
comprehensive reform, including do-
ing away with exclusions for pre-
existing conditions and allowing all
Americans to keep coverage when
they change jobs or take ill.
The main target of the insurers'
fire is Clinton's attempt to limit the
growth of private insurance premi-
ums to keep costs down and his plan
to put most people in huge, exclusive
health insurance purchasing coopera-
tives or alliances in their home re
These alliances would offer a va-

riety of health plans, including cover
age offered by the commercial insur-


Edwin Nichols speaks at a Cultural Diversity Awareness seminar yesterday.

" Greeks to participate in Adopt-A-School tutoring program

Some members of the Greek system will
soon be attending two schools. In addition to
studying at the University, these students will
be tutoring at a local elementary school.
Tim Schuster, programming vice president
for the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and Marcy
Myers, Panhellenic Association programming
chair, are coordinating a program called Adopt-
A-School Greeks will visit Burns Park El-
ementary School and help first- through fourth-
graders with art, music, and foreign languages.
This fall, the Kellogg Foundation awarded
the IFC $100,000 to kick off the program.
Eighty-five other universities were also given
grants to begin Adopt-A-School programs on
their campuses.
Ruth Williams, the principal of Burns Park,
said she is excited for the program to begin.
"I hope that the students gain a better per-

spective on how children learn, gain a better
understanding of cultural differences, and real-
ize that those differences are important in any
school setting," Williams said, adding that she
has high expectations for the program.
Each University student will be matched up
with a teacher and student at Burns Park. Greeks
will serve as one-on-one tutors, assistants in the
computer lab, and teachers of specialty sub-
Schuster said, "The goal for the program is
to meet the needs of the school." He added that
he waited until Rush ended to implement the
program to ensure that Greeks could give the
proper time commitment.
Approximately 30 students have already
signed up for the program.
Ann Llewellyn, an LSA senior and member
of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, said she may
be interested in pursuing a career in education.
"I want to find out if this is what I want to

do," she said.
Jessica Johnston, an LSA sophomore in Al-
pha Phi, said she has the same intentions. She
said, "I'm applying to the school of Ed this year
and I'm interested in doing volunteer work
anyway, so it was just the right kind of pro-
Programming chair Myers said she is sure
the program will be beneficial for the Univer-
sity students as well as the Burns Park children.
The Greeks will "getas much outof itas thekids
do and both will definitely benefit from the
program," she said.
Llewellyn said she is also excited about
tutoring because it will be neat to hang out with
the under-18 crowd.
"I enjoy working with kids and I don't get to
see too many around campus," she said.
Omar Wang, a Kinesiology sophomore and
member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, agreed. "I
just want to go out there and help other people.

Kids appreciate the work you do more than
adults do."
The College Democrats are also volunteer-
ing at schools in Ann Arbor.
Adam Harris, an LSA sophomore who tutors
through their program, said his experience has
been positive.
"I've actually found a practical way in which
I can use my algebra," he said, adding, "It is
great to help the community by offering what I
Schuster and Meyers said they hope as many
students get involved in the Adopt-A-School
program as possible.
The program will begin next semester with
an orientation session with Burns Park teachers.
Tutoring will occur throughout the semester.
This program was initiated three years ago at
Miami University in Ohio, and 1,000 students
are currently volunteering at five local grade
schools in Ohio.

Student groups
U Adult Daughters of Alcoholics
and other Trauma, meeting,
Michigan Union, Room 3200,
7:30 p.m.
O Arab-American Students As-
sociation, Arabic conversation
hour, Arabic House, Oxford, 7
O Christian Science Organiza-
tion, weekly meeting, Michi-
gan League, check for room at
front desk, 7 p.m.
(2 College Republicans, video se-
ries: Reagan, Buchanan 1992
convention speeches, Michigan
League,D- third floor, 6:30p.m.
U Gospel Chorale Rehearsal,

U Rowing Team, Novice practice,
boathouse, men 3,4 and 5p.m.;
women 3:30,4:30, 5:30 p.m.
O Biopsychology, Molecular Bi-
ology, and Reductionism,
speaker: Elliot Valenstein,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 4p.m.
( BrownBagLunchSeries, spon-
sored by the Center for Chinese
Studies, Kin Availability and
Support for the Elderly in Tai-
wan, speaker: Albert Hermalin,
Lane Hall, Commons Room, 12
( Education: A Solution To So-
cial Prblems, sponsored by

Union, Anderson Room, 4:10-
5 p.m.
U2 Lehman Brothers, sponsored by
CareerPlanning and Placement,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room, 6-8 p.m.
( Macy's East, sponsored by Ca-
reer Planning and Placement,
Michigan Union, Wolverine
Room, 4:10-5 p.m.
U The Chilly Climate, LS&A TA
training program, 2553 LS&A,
4 p.m.
(2 Was There an Alternative to
Stalinism in the Soviet Union?,
sponsored by the Worker's
League, Public Library, 343S.
Fifth Ave., 6:30 p.m.

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