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The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 18, 1994 - 3



Serbs enti
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herze-
govina (AP) - Serb tanks ground
into Gorazde yesterday, shortly after
U.N. officials announced an agree-
ment had been reached to end the
siege of the long-suffering Muslim
In a sense, much of Gorazde had
already fallen to the Serbs though
there were pockets of resistance
around town yesterday, particularly
at the hospital, which remained in
government hands but under intense
sniper fire. Serbian forces appeared
free to move elsewhere about town.
"The Bosnian Serbs possess the
capability to proceed at will into
Gorazde," the special adviser to the
U.N. Secretary-General, Chinmaya
Gharekhan of India, said last night in
New York.
The Security Council in a non-
binding statement read late yesterday
by the president, Colin Keating of
New Zealand, said the 15-member
body condemns "the escalating mili-

er besiegei
tary activities by the Serb forces
against Gorazde." It made no threat of
force to enforce its condemnation.
Said Keating of the situation in
Gorazde: "It has not fallen in the
literal sense. It is threatened but resis-
tance continues."
A senior government official in
Gorazde told Sarajevo radio that 21
people had been killed and at least 55
wounded by Serb attacks that intensi-
fied in the afternoon and evening. The
casualty report could not be indepen-
dently confirmed.
The official told the radio that 10-12
tanks were moving toward town from
the direction of Ustipraca to the east.
Sylvana Foa, a spokesperson for
the U.N. High Commissioner for
Refugees, said U.N. staffers in
Gorazde reported that Serb tanks were
within the city and that residents were
in panic. Snipers kept people pinned
in their homes.
"Shells and sniper fire are shaking
the building and it's suicidal to step

A couple cuddle up at Gallup Park yesterday afternoon.

Regents Roundup
Regents approve

,The five members of the Depart-
rment of Population Planning and In-
tenmational Health averted near disas-
,terlast year when the School of Pub-
lic Health dean attempted to shut the
iepartment down.
,,The department will still exist but
jn a plan approved by the University
Board of Regents Friday, PPIH will
be downgraded to a program and the
school's eight departments will be
consolidated into five core depart-
i "The reorganization is based on the

recommendations of a rev
mittee charged with develoj
mission for the departme
with current health issues.
was approved unanimously
spring by the school's fact
Last spring, the departn
internal turmoil when then-
E. Osborn unilaterally deci
band PPIH.
Criticism from student
ulty members within PPIH
an investigation by G
Whitaker Jr., provost and
vice president for academ
last May. Whitaker found C

iew com- failed to follow proper procedures in
ping a new disbanding the department.
nt in line HUE
The plan Two senior members of the
earlier this University's Office of the Vice Presi-
ulty. dent for University Relations have
ment faced received promotions.
Dean June , Lisa B. Baker, director of public
ded to dis- affairs, will become associate vice
president for University relations and
s and fac- Frank C. Williams, director for stra-
prompted tegic planning, will be associate vice
ilbert R. president for University relations.
executive "These changes result from a re-
tic affairs, organization of the Office of the Vice
)sborn had President for University Relations and

PPIH to a programj

an increase in the scope of their re-
sponsibilities," said Walter Harrison,
vice president for University relations.
Baker serves as the official spokes-
person of the University, a University
press release reports.
The regents approved the construc-
tion of a new tennis facility for the
University's varsity tennis team.
The Tennis Center will be located
on State Street next to the University's
Golf Course.
"In order to meet the program re-
quirements for a Tennis Center, it is
necessary to plan for a complex that

would ultimately include 12 outdoor
and eight indoor courts," Womack
The project will include parking,
landscaping and improvement to the
surrounding landscape. The cost of
the entire facility is expected to cost
$5-$6 million.
"The Department of Athletics has
given the development of a Tennis
Center a high priority and has in-
cluded it as a key project for the
Campaign for Michigan and internal
funding. To date, approximately $2.1
million has been received or pledged,"
Womack said.

d enclave
outside," Foa said, referring to the
building for U.N. staff in Gorazde.
"We're now up to about 30,000 pan-
icking people who have moved into
the center of town. Our building is
full of people fleeing.
"They're totally panicked. They're
telling us that the tanks and the Serbs
are only about 500 meters (yards)" from
their building, she said from Geneva.
Maj. Dacre Holloway, a spokes-
person for U.N. peacekeepers, spoke
of Bosnian Serb movement either to-
ward or into Gorazde. A few minutes
earlier, he had told reporters that talks
between the United Nations and
Bosnian Serb officials had brought an
agreement for the Serbs to withdraw
from a 1.8-mile zone around the south-
eastern city.
The Bosnian army high command
also said tanks were moving into
Gorazde. An official in the high com-
mand said talks in between the U.N.-
Serb talks had been a "trick" to win
time for the Serb advance.
vote for
new death
gress began work on a $15 billion
anti-crime package, and Michigan
lawmakers were divided on a mea-
sure that would have replaced the
death penalty with life imprisonment
without chance of parole.
The House voted 314-111 Thurs-
day against an amendment that would
have done away with the death pen-
alty in favor of the lifelong Incar-
Michigan members who preferred
imprisonment over death were House
Majority Whip David Bonior (D-
Mount Clemens), and Reps. Barbara-
Rose Collins (D-Detroit), John
Conyers (D-Detroit), Vernon Ehlers
(R-Grand Rapids), William Ford (D-
-Ypsilanti), Peter Hoekstra (R-Hol-
land), Dale Kildee (D-Flint) and
Sander Levin (D-Southfield.)
Voting to keep the death penalty
provision in the bill were Reps. James
Barcia (D-Bay City), Dave Camp
(R-Midland), Bob Carr (D-East Lan-
sing), John Dingell (D-Trenton), Jo-
seph Knollenberg (R-Bloomfield
Hills), Nick Smith (R-Addison), Bart
Stupak (D-Menominee) and Fred
Upton (R-St. Joseph.)
The bill authorizes the death pen-
alty for nearly 70 additional crimes,
including drive-by shootings and
drug kingpin activities.
The chamber approved 35 non-
controversial amendments by a vote
of 395-25, with everyone from Michi-
gan supporting them. One of the
amendments would save the Byrne
Memorial Grant program to fund
local drug enforcement teams.
"Law enforcement officials
across the country say this program
works, the Justice Department has

said this program works, and now an
overwhelming majority of members
of Congress have stated that this pro-
gram works," Stupak said. "Our drug
enforcement teams in Michigan and
throughout the country deserve to have
this program adequately funded."
Conyers authored a $2 billion Lo-
cal Partnership Act grant program for
crime prevention included in the bill.

'European Union to
add 4 new members

Cosby's comedy funds scholarship

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) --
The European Union plans to take in
four prosperous new members, ex-
nding the reach of the powerful eco-
nomic bloc into the heart of central
Europe and north to Russia's Arctic
If Austria, Sweden, Norway and
Finland join as planned on Jan. 1, they
will enlarge the union to 16 nations,
375 million people and an economy
worth $7 trillion a year.The North
American Free Trade Agreement of
OtheUnited States, Canada and Mexico
has 360 million people in a $6 trillion
Such expansion warms the hearts
of those who dream of building a
European superpower to rival the
United States. But some Europeans
believe increasing the membership
Wil only delay progress toward united
foreign and defense policies.
"A common foreign policy comes
from common interests, not from a
declaration in a treaty," said Jonathan
Eyal, director of studies at the Royal
United Services Institute in London.
He said larger membership will make
it "even more difficult" to define those
common interests.
Supporters of ever-closer ties
among European nations fear the new-
comers will join Britain in defending
national sovereignty against visions
of a "United States of Europe.".
. Also, the NATO-aligned majority
will have to accommodate the neu-
trality of Sweden, Austria and Fin-
Nor did negotiations with the four
candidates boost confidence in
Europe's ability to unite.
Before they were completed a
month after the March 30 deadline,
foreign ministers spent weeks quar-
reling about how to adapt voting pro-
cedures and share out Norway's fish
While they wrangled, others took

the lead in Bosnia and the Middle
East, two areas where the European
Union had once hoped for diplomatic
U.S. and Russian diplomats
pressed for peace in former Yugosla-
via with some success, and the United
States became the broker in Israeli-
Arab talks.
"It demonstrates what American
leadership can provide," Stuart E.
Eizenstat, U.S. ambassador to the
European Union (EU), told The As-
sociated Press.
"Europe is beginning to come to-
gether. But even with that, they still
need the entrance of the world's only
superpower to make things fully hap-
In January, the bloc appeared to
recognize this when its foreign minis-
ters appealed for American help to
end the killing in Bosnia. That was a
far cry from a declaration in 1991 by
Foreign Minister Jacques Poos of
Luxembourg, then the EU chair, that
European diplomacy would end the
war quickly.
"This is the hour of Europe, not
America," Poos said on his way to the
first of many EU peace missions. All
of them failed.
The Treaty on European Union,
which took effect last November,
created stronger links among the 12
members and gave the EU execu-
tive more power to forge a united
foreign policy. But squabbling
among governments and compli-
cated rules for making decisions
have gotten in the way.
Hans van den Broek, foreign af-
fairs chief of the EU executive com-
mission, acknowledges a rocky start
for the common foreign policy.
Member nations have scheduled
a conference in 1996 to clarify for-
eign policy and strengthen the new
defense arm, the Western European

Pointing at lamp-lit tables set up
on the floor of Crisler Arena Friday
night, comedian Bill Cosby told the
audience of 4,000, "These are rich
Cosby's one-and-half-hour ap-
pearance marked the kickoff of a new
scholarship for the Law school.
Tickets to the program cost any-
where from $20 to $300, but the higher
prices included different options such
as dinner served at the arena before
the show and a reception afterward.
Cosby elicited laughter as he
shared anecdotes about everything
from the dangers of getting a facelift
to the joys of marriage.
Dennis Shields, assistant Law
school dean, explained that Cosby
had contacted him with the idea for
the benefit.

"He called in late January and said
he was interested in coming to the
University to do a performance to
raise scholarship money for needy
students," he said. "His idea was that
while recipients were in school they
would act as mentors for kids in their
Shields called the event a great
"I think the evening was very suc-
cessful as a kickoff of the scholarship
campaign," he said.
However, Shields explained, the
benefit is only a small part of the
"We never thought (the benefit)
would serve as the major part of fund-
raising," he said. "What it does do, is
get people excited about the project
and energized."
Donna Pointer, an Ann Arbor resi-
dent, came to the performance with

her family.
She said she was impressed with
Cosby's generosity.
"It is really great that he's doing
something like this. He was wonder-
ful," she said.
LSA seniors Ted Oberg and Karen
Sidel won tickets in a senior day raffle.
They were also pleased with Cosby's
"I'm impressed that an entertainer
of his status would do something like
this," Oberg said.
Sidel agreed. "It shows his com-
mitment to education is fairly strong,"
she said.
After thanking everyone involved
with the benefit as well as those sit-
ting at the tables for giving "some big
bucks," Cosby ended with his famous
"visit to the dentist" routine. He re-
ceived a standing ovation as he left
the stage.

Zulu leader's controversial

ULUNDI, South Africa (AP) -
When Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha
Buthelezi glides through the gleam-
ing corridors of his legislature in
Ulundi, capital of the KwaZulu black
homeland, guards snap to attention
and civil servants bow.
The object of their attention nods
amiably. Granted times are "desper-
ate," he tells a visitor, but there is no
need to be uncivil.
Here in the heart of Zululand, the
65-year-old chief minister, elder
cousin to Zulu King Goodwill
Zwelithini, patriarch of the 100,000-
strong Buthelezi clan and president
of the Inkatha Freedom Party, still
receives the respect he craves.
Not so in the rest of South Africa
and the world beyond. His stock has
fallen as he has steadfastly boycotted
the negotiations that drafted South
Africa's new interim constitution and
instructed his followers to stay away
from the first non-racial elections in
South Africa's history.
Buthelezi is often described as a

shrewd politician, but his holdout
policy now looks more muddled than
clever. With the collapse on Thurs-
day of an international mediation
mission, Buthelezi has failed utterly
in his campaign to get the April 26-
28 election postponed and appears
to have lost everything.
The day after the election,
Buthelezi's KwaZulu administra-
tion will cease to exist and his
Inkatha party will have no parlia-
mentary seats. Also ending will be
the money from Pretoria that en-
abled him to build up a patronage
network and keep an iron grip on
Zulu tribal chiefs and migrant work-

reign to end
ers' hostels nationwide.
"I will get my pension," a re-
signed-sounding Buthelezi told re-
porters Thursday.
Political commentator David
Welsh of the University of the West-
ern Cape calls it "the most spectacu-
lar case of political self-destruction"
he has ever witnessed.
For longtime Buthelezi watch-
ers, it is a mystery why he painted
himself into such a corner.
"What kind of future is left to
him?" says Mary de Haas, an an-
thropologist at the University of
Natal and an expert on Zulu nation-
alism and Buthelezi.

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