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MONKEY BUSINESS

E.C. ministers to meet
with Yugoslavian leaders

GENEVA (AP) - The European
Community (E.C.) is hoping to lure the
leaders of Bosnia's warring factions
back to the negotiating table with an
offer to lift sanctions on Yugoslavia,
the troubled region's powerbroker.
But prospects for achieving peace
soon appear dim.
The talks broke down in Septem-
ber when Bosnia's Serbs and Mus-
lim-led government disagreed over
terms for dividing up Bosnia. Fight-,
ing since then has mainly involved
Bosnian Croats and government
troops.
The 12 European Community for-
eign ministers will meet today with
the leaders of each faction in a bid to
restart the talks.
Their new offer involves phasing
out international sanctions against
Serb-led Yugoslavia if Belgrade pres-
sures the Bosnian Serbs into giving
more land to the Muslims.
The Bosnian Serbs, who have got-
ten crucial backing from Yugoslavia
during the 19-month war, hold about
70 percent of Bosnia. Bosnian Croats,
who have gotten help from Croatia,
hold much of the rest.

Government-held Sarajevo has
been under Serb siege most of the
war. Yesterday, at least five people
were killed when Serb gunners fired a
mortar shell into the city center.
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan
Karadzic, who is under pressure from
hard-line Serbs not to yield an inch,
has ruled out any further territorial
concessions.
"We will not give up a centimeter
of our territory," Karadzic said on
Radio Belgrade before leaving the
Yugoslav capital for today's talks.
"It's going to be a grand theater in
Geneva."
In Sarajevo, Izetbegovic said the
international sanctions on Serbia, the
dominant republic in Yugoslavia,
should be tightened if there are no
territorial concessions from Bosnian
Serbs. He also threatened to call for
sanctions against Croatia unless Presi-
dent Franjo Tudjman of Croatia agrees
to stop intervening in Bosnia-
Herzegovina.
Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic is to join Tudjman,
Karadzic, Izetbegovic and Bosnian
Croat leader Mate Bpban for the

Geneva talks.
Milosevic's country is crumbling
under the U.N. sanctions, imposed in
May 1992 to punish Serbia for fo-
menting the Bosnian war. He is con-
sidered the key to ending the conflict,
in which more than 200,000 people
have died. He has not yet said pub-
licly whether he would exert pressure
on the Bosnian Serbs to give up more
land, but his close aides have rejected
the idea.
Under the earlier plan to divide
Bosnia into Serb, Croat and Muslim-
led states, Muslims would have got-
ten about 31 percent of the country.
The plan fell apart when Bosnian
President Alija Izetbegovic insisted
on getting 3 percent to 4 percent more
territory from the Serbs and secure
access to a port on the Adriatic from
the Croats.
Last week, the EC backed a
French-German proposal for a
"gradual suspension" of the sanctions
against Belgrade if the additional land
is surrendered to the Muslims.
The initiative was endorsed by
U.N. Security Council members
United States and Russia.

AP PHOTO
A pack of photographers surround a monkey who was feasting on a banquet prepared for him at the yearly Monkey
Banquet in the town of Lopburi, Thailand, some 70 miles from Bangkok yesterday. Hundreds of monkeys came to
feast on fruit, nuts, rice and other delights yesterday during the annual banquet provided by hotel owner Yongyuth
Eijwattananuson, who holds the primate feasts to honor the guardian spirit of Lopburi's 13th-century shrine.

'U' begins planning for new bell tower on North Campus

By LARA TAYLOR
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The noontime chirmes of Central
Campus' Burton Bell Tower may soon
*e echoed on North Campus. The
University Board of Regents last Fri-
day approved the building of a bell'
tower on North Campus.
University administrators are
sounding the praises of the new tower,
but some students aren't convinced
the song from a North Campus bell
tower will be sweet.
"I think it's wonderful that we have

a donor to implement this project. The
North Campus bell tower will link
Central Campus to North Campus ar-
chitecturally," said Regent Philip Power
(D-Ann Arbor).
. Fred Mayer, the University plan-
ner, agreed. "The bell tower will help
give North Campus an identity. People
say that North Campus doesn't really
feel like a campus, and this will give
it a centralized quality."
Burton Tower on Central Campus
stands 211 feet tall and holds the third
largest carillon in the country. Many

people identify the University by this
pillar that rises above ingalls Mall.
Bradley Canale, who is coordinat-
ing the project through the College of
Engineering, said the North Campus
bell tower will not be a copy of the
Central Campus monolith.
"The North Campus bell tower
will be distinct and enhancing to North
Campus. It won't be as massive as
Burton," Canale said.
Despite enthusiasm from the re-
gents and faculty, students said they
are less optimistic about the project.

"North Campus has its own quali-
ties. People come here to get away
from the buildings on Central Cam-
pus. You're surrounded by trees and
nature. North Campus doesn't need
to look exactly like Central Campus,"
said Jennifer Franklin, a first-year Art
student.
Students also said that building a
bell tower on North Campus will make
the campuses more separate.
"The bell tower on Central Cam-
pus stands out. North Campus has its
own Union, its own dorms. If North

Campus gets a bell tower, it'll be like
two independent campuses, not one
University," said Jessyca Jones, a
sophomore Architecture student.
The regents have commissioned
Moore/Anderson Architects in con-
junction with Hobbs and Black Asso-
ciates, Inc. to conduct a study to de-
termine site, facility definition and
cost. Site recommendation will also
be handled by Johnson, Johnson and
Roy, Inc.
"Building will probably begin in
1994," Canale said. "It'll take any-

Mobility-impaired students
discuss life at the University

More than three years ago, the
,,mericans with Disabilities Act
A) became law; its intent being to
shake up the status quo, to force so-
called "able-bodied" members of
American society to modify their
mindsets and to become aware of the
basic needs that people with disabili-
ties share.
This week, the Daily will explore
the concerns of students who face a
veritable obstacle course each day at
e University. Today, we provide a
'ook at what two mobility-impaired
students face on and off campus.
By MICHELE HATTY
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
LSA junior Susan Purdy says the
Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) is long overdue.
Susan, a paraplegic whose bright
oice belies her willful determination
change the attitudes of able-bodied
people, has been active in making the
University aware of wheelchair ac-
cessibility problems since she trans-
ferred here this fall.
The Affirmative Action Office

Task Force of the Council for Disabil-
ity Concerns. The task force meets
monthly and discusses issues and
problems that are either handled
within the department or dealt with on
a larger scale.
"Accessibil- OVERCOMING
ity oncampushas B M
alongwaytogo," S
she said emphati- T
cally. "It really A,
needs improve- C
ment." E
Susan said S
bathroom acces-
sibility is asource i
of frustration to O
mobility-im- 1
paired students.
"One thing
that I am concerned with is the number
and accessibility of wheelchair-acces-
sible bathroom stalls," she explained.
"I'll go into a public bathroom around
campus and there will be a row of
empty stalls-none of which are wheel-
chair-accessible - and the one stall
accessible to me will be occupied by an
able-bodied person so I'll have to sit

and a waste of time. So one idea is to
put a 'wheelchair only' sign on the
accessible stall in bathrooms over and
above six stalls. There are other people
out there. That's part of what I am
going to work on with the committee.
"Also, many of the stalls that seem
like they're wheelchair-accessible re-
ally aren't because they aren't wide
enough to fit a chair inside of them.,
I'm a petite woman, and I barely fit.
They might fit a young child inside,
but that's about it. Wheelchair-acces-
sible stalls in the newer buildings are
a bit wider, but the majority of those
in other buildings need to be altered."
The ADA specifies that a space 48
inches wide and 56 inches deep be
built into every new or remodeled
wheelchair accessible bathroom stall.
"Parking is the other big deal
around here," Susan said. "We've
been told that (students with disabili-
ties) can park in staff parking spaces
if there aren't any other handicapped
spots near the building we need to go
to. This policy is not widely known,
though, because I've had written on

where from one to two years to com-
plete."
The bell tower project is part of
the North Campus Master Plan, a pro-
gram approved by the regents in 1984
to enhance the North Campus atmo-
sphere. The design and the announce-
ment of the donor is expected in early
1994.
The spouse of an alum, who wishes
to remain anonymous, is donating the
money and wants the bell tower to
complement the new Engineering
Center project.
Brtai~n
confesses
contacts
With IRA
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP)
- The British government's reluc-
tant admission that it has secretly com-
municated with the IRA has cast a
shadow over months of peacemaking
efforts for Northern Ireland.
An influential Protestant leader
demanded British Prime Minister John
Major's resignation. Sinn Fein, the
IRA's political ally, said the contacts
were more substantial than the Brit-
ish government was willing to admit.
The secrecy surrounding the con-
tacts underscores Britain's fear that
publicity could blow apart the peace
efforts.
Major is due to meet his Irish
counterpart, Albert Reynolds, next
month in Dublin, where they hope to
reach agreement on a way toward
peace.
But Northern Ireland's Protestant
majority already suspects Britain may
try to cut a deal with the Catholic-
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ANASTASIA BANICKl/Daily
LSA iunior Kim Frania plavs with her dog. Fenwav. Fenwav sports a sign that

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