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One hundred three years of editorial freedom
Vol.CIVNo. 3 An Aror, ichgan - FrdayFebuary4, 194 199 TheMicIgaal

Clinton lifts embargo on
.Vietnam after two decades

to ease an emotional legacy from a
divisive war, President Clinton yes-
terday lifted the 19-year U.S. trade
embargo against Vietnam.
Clinton said he was taking the step
convinced that it will further efforts
to get a full accounting of the Ameri-
cans missing in Vietnam.
"We would lose leverage if there
were no forward movement," Clinton
said. He said in recent months there
had been much progress in account-
ing for 2,238 U.S. MIAs and POWs in
Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
V ~
Tomorrow's lecture topic: Avoid-
ing wild bear attacks.
University students are taking
classes on backpacking, rock climb-
ing, horseback riding, white water
rafting, cave exploring and canoeing
through the University Outdoor Rec-
reation Center (ODR).
Located in the North Campus Rec-
ation Building (NCRB), the ODR
ffers programs that last anywhere
from one day to one week.
The center is open to students,
faculty and staff year round, with
weekly trips scheduled through Au-
The next trip is a two-hour horse-
back riding trail ride in March. And
for whitewater enthusiasts, a rafting
trip on the Youghiogheny River in
*ennsylvania is lined up for July.
Two other trips sponsored by the
ODR, cave exploring and rock climb-
ing, offer students the chance to test
their mettle.
During spring break, students will
be sharing trails with wild horses on
the popular Cumberland Island back-
packing trip.
For the price of an average plane
*cket - about $300 - students re-
ceive the Cumberland Island pack-
age, which includes food, transporta-
tion, equipment, instruction and lead-
Leigh Ann Vaughn, a graduate
student and rock climbing veteran,
said the trips are well worth the cost.
See TRIPS, Page 2

Vietnam is one of Asia's fastest-
growing markets and nearly all other
Western countries that had once joined
in the embargo have re-established
commercial ties with the communist
American businesses have pressed
for an end to the embargo.
"I want to be clear. These actions
do not constitute a normalization of
our relationship. We must have more
progress, more cooperation, and more
answers," Clinton said.
Clinton also said he would estab-
lish a U.S. liaison office.

He made the announcement after
meeting with representatives of the
families of soldiers still missing in
action. Many veterans groups pre-
ferred that he keep the embargo in
place to encourage continued Viet-
namese cooperation accounting for
missing servicemen.
"I am absolutely convinced it of-
fers the best way to resolve the fate of
those who remain missing and about
those about whom we are not sure,"
Clinton said.
Clinton's efforts to avoid military
service during the Vietnam War made

Following a Senate resolution
this week urging Clinton to lift
the embargo, he based his
decision on four key areas:
*Recovery of remains of 39
American soldiers in Vietnam.
* Resolution of "discrepancy
cases," up from 79 cases.
* Further assistance from
Vietnam and Laos in
conducting searches along
their border.
* Release of any pertinent
documents regarding MIAs.
his decision all the more sensitive. He
said that every American of his age
knew someone who died or was
wounded in the fighting.
Clinton said his decision was
See VIETNAM, Page 2

Comm. chair
wfil return to
post at UCLA

LSA dean to appoint
faculty to new
advisory committee
to determine
department's fate
The head of the Department of
Communication, Neil Malamuth, who
had announced in January his deci-
sion not to return to his post after a
year-long sabbatical, will resume his
former position as head of the of Com-
munication Studies Program and
Speech Department at the University
of California at Los Angeles.
"It was not an easy decision,"
Malamuth said in a telephone inter-
view from his Los Angeles office last
night. Malamuth expressed his inten-
tion to resign to LSA Dean Edie
Goldbenberg last month.
Malamuth said he had difficulties
in carrying out his vision of increas-
ing scholarly and research-oriented
activity in the department. Malamuth
cited the mixed support by the LSA
Executive Committee for his five-

year plan for the department.
"Attempts to bring about change
were difficult," Malamuth said.
LSA Dean Edie Goldbenberg an-
nounced the appointment of Associ-
ate Dean John Chamberlin to serve as
the new chair at a department faculty
meeting last month. Chamberlin will
assume the responsibilities of the po-
sition July 1.
"(Goldenberg) took some bold and
unusual steps," Malamuth said in re-
sponse to the appointment of the as-
sociate dean.
Goldbenberg said, "Prof.
Malamuth will be resigning and it
was time to find someone new to
chair the department. I decided to
name someone who was not in the
department and that's an unusual step.
"I think it's important to take a
comprehensive look at the future of
the Communication department,"
Goldenberg said.
She also told faculty members that
Chamberlin will head an advisory
committee to reevaluate the long-term
mission of the department.
"I would like to see it as a vital part
See MALAMUTH, Page 2

Big business spurns
Clinton health plan

dent Clinton's health plan took an-
other blow from business groups yes-
terday, with the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce dismissing it even "as a
starting point." Rep. Jim Cooper said
he may broaden his rival proposal.
Clinton shrugged off the business
opposition, saying, "I wouldn't read
too much into it. This is the beginning
of what will be a protracted legisla-
tive discussion."
White House senior adviser
George Stephanopoulos said more
than 70 percent of the American pub-
lic supports Clinton's goal of guaran-
teed coverage for all Americans, and
Cooper's billwon't do that.
"There are going to be a lot of ups
and downs along the way. But in the
end, we believe we're going to get
exactly what the president has called
for," said Stephanopoulos.

Another administration official,
Bruce Vladeck, cautioned senior citi-
zens that as pressure builds in Con-
gress for less sweeping reforms, they
could lose the Medicare prescription
drug and long-term care benefits
Clinton has promised.
"Those benefits are vulnerable,"
said Vladeck, whose Health Care Fi-
nancing Administration runs Medi-
He delivered that warning to wor-
ried leaders of the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons after Cooper
told them he was trying to add "a good
long-term care" benefit to his bill.
Wednesday, the influential Busi-
ness Roundtable, a group of 200 cor-
porate chiefs, backed the Cooper bill.
Cooper's bipartisan bill would try to
make health insurance more afford-
able without requiring employers to
pay for coverage for their workers.

Skis, ski boots, and canoe paddles are just some of the items available at the University's Outdoor Equipment
Rental Center on North Campus.

SALSA to march in
honor of Cesar Chavez
Full slate of events scheduled to begin Sunday

SNRE project spurs changes at 'U'

Next week is Chicano History Week-dedicated
to the memoiy of Cesar Chaivez,
The following is a list of some of the events planed.
Sunday, Feb. 6
~ Keynote Address
2:30 p.m. -in the Michigan Union Ballroom
~ March in Memory of Cesar Chavez
4:30 p.m.- on the steps of Michigan Union
~ Reception
5 p.m. - Trotter House

Csar Chavez, a renowned human
*ghts leader, devoted his life to im-
proving the
working condi- CHICANO
tions of migrant RISTORY
workers. Start- WEEK
ing Sunday, the
University will
d to tChe
devote Chicano A .

and the very low wages suffered by
the workers. He led the migrant work-
ers in marches, strikes and boycotts
against the growers, advancing. the
cause of equality for farm workers.
A march in honor of Chavez will
take place Sunday at 4:30 p.m. where
the Socially Active Latino Student
Association (SALSA) will dedicate a
plaque to him. The march will begin
at the Michigan Union and end at the

" Students create Green
Team, perform
environmental audit
Some University students study environ-
mental concerns in their classes. Others have
made their classes into environmental stud-
An SNRE masters' project last year, which
included an environmental audit of the Uni-
versity, created two ongoing waste-reduction
programs and served as. a model for a new
Project Outreach class.
One of hid es eerated bythe nine

Novodoff, an administrative manager for the
Chemistry department, cited financial hold-
"There's a possibility of getting federal
money to get the program off the ground....
I don't think you want us to raise the tuition,"
he said.
Newman said she plans to reconvene the
group this winter and is confident the project
will move forward.
"We're very grateful for the work the
(SNRE) students did in setting this project's
goals," Newman added.
The Masters' group also did an environ-
mental study of the Business School. The
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Tuesday, Feb. 8"
~ Dialogue
"Chicano/a Identity and Intergroup Relations
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