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One hundred three years of editorial freedom

Week to
focus on
w eating
Eating Disorder Awareness Week,
*which starts today and runs through
Saturday, will be commemorated on
campus and nationwide with special
events meant to educate the public
about the prevention and treatment of
eating disorders.
University Counseling Services,
in cooperation with University Health
Services (UHS),
is sponsoring the
week's on-cam- EATING
pus events. Ac- Dj
tivities include j
panel discus- S
sions, theatrical 0
performances, a R
ribbon ceremony D
and a trash bin on E
the Diag where -R
students can AWARENESS
throw away their WEEK
diet pills and
"The purpose of the week is to
highlight the issues of eating and body
image," said Suzanne Fechner-Bates,
a clinical psychologist at Counseling
She added that organizers of Eat-
ing Disorder Awareness Week aim to
"highlight how women in particular
are affected by societal pressures for
achieving thinness." She said, how-
ever, the events are open to everyone,
especially those with eating disorders
and their friends and family.
Fechner-Bates referred to a recent

U.N. presses

Marchers pause yesterday in the Diag to celebrate Cesar Chavez as part of Chicano History Week.
Speakers.3 celebrLate Cha,..velz,
call on youth for&A leaderip

Herzegovina (AP) --U.N. Secretary-
General Boutros Boutros-Ghali asked
NATO late last night to approve air
strikes on mortar positions around
Sarajevo, one day after the deadliest
attack on the city in the 22-month
siege by Bosnian Serbs.
The death toll from Saturday's
shelling of a busy marketplace rose to
68, while three U.S. cargo planes ar-
rived to evacuate victims of the mas-
sacre. The Bosnian government de-
clared a day of mourning, and resi-
dents railed at a world they say should
be stopping the fighting rather than
mopping up after it.
A senior U.N. official in New
York, speaking on condition of ano-
nymity, said Boutros-Ghali sent a let-
ter last night to NATO Secretary Gen-
eral Manfred Woerner asking him to
seek authorization from NATO mem-
bers for air strikes.
The strikes would be targeted
"against artillery or mortar positions
in or around Sarajevo which are re-
sponsible for attacks on civilian tar-
gets," the official said.
The North Atlantic Treaty Orga-
nization voted in August to provide
air strikes on Serb troops ringing
Sarajevo if the United Nations re-
quested them. NATO leaders tough-
ened their stance at a summit last
month, but had been waiting for
Boutros-Ghali's request.
There was no immediate word on
when the NATO Council would meet.
See BOSNIA, Page 2

may order'
President Clinton conferred with
his top national security advisers
yesterday to chart a course for
dealing with escalating violence
in Bosnia amid intensifying calls
from Congress for air strikes.,
A top administration official
said Western military action was
clearly "on the table" in the after-
math of a mortar attack Saturday
in a market in the Bosnian capital
of Sarajevo that left 68 dead and
hundreds wounded.
And Senate Republican Leader
Bob Dole asserted that a decision
by Clinton to order air strikes
would have "strong bipartisan
support" in Congress.
But Clinton-along with other
allied leaders - appeared still to
be groping for an effective strat-
egy for ending the bloodshed in
the former Yugoslavia.
A day after he sent a U.S. medi-
See CLINTON, Page 2

Chicano History Week festivities
kicked off yesterday afternoon at the
Michigan Union Ballroom with lower
attendance than predicted. Approxi-
mately 65 people out of the expected
300 turned out for the event, which
featured three keynote speakers ad-
dressing issues important to the Latino
American cause.
Pedros Salinas, an LSA sopho-
more and organizer of the event, said
he was disappointed with the lack of
student participation. "There is a
struggle out there, and the low atten-
dance reflected that there are Chicanos

and Chicanas that don't want to deal
with the struggle that they need to be
a part of."
Although the audience was small,
those who came were very enthusias-
tic with the topics presented by the
Julio Guerrero, president of the
Student Union of Social Work at the
University, gave a speech dedicated

to the memory of C6sar Chavez, whom
he had worked with for two years.
Guerrero spoke of the perceptions'
and legacy of Chavez and how both
related to the realities of today. "Cesar
was a simple man. An exceptional,;
humble human being. He was a man
with a vision and a passion to follow
through," he said.
Stressing the notion to follow
Chavez's example, Guerrero con-
cluded with the following remarks:
"We say to Cesar - Mi causa es tu
causa. It is everybody's cause. Ev-
erybody should work together so he
will be remembered, but not missed."
See CHICANO, Page 2

.3 players suspended for
alleged alcohol theft

Workshop teaches basic skills to LGBi community

Three members of the Michigan men's
basketball team were suspended Friday from
the Wolverines' game Saturday against Michi-
gan State.
Jimmy King, Ray Jackson and Chris Fields
were forbidden from practicing Friday and
participating in the game Saturday for what
was labeled a "violation of team policy" by
head coach Steve Fisher.
The suspension will be re-examined today.
Michigan plays No. 14 Indiana tomorrow at
Crisler Arena.
According to The Ann Arbor News, the
players were kept out of the game because of
their involvement in a Jan. 12 shoplifting inci-
dent at the Dairy Mart on 615 E. University.
Fisher learned of the policy violation Feb.
2 and informed Athletic Director Joe Roberson
of the actions the following day.
On Jan.12, anywhere from four to six men
entered the convenience store, and during sev-
eral trips in and out of the store, removed
between six and eleven 12-packs of Molson

Ice beer. However, the cashier gave at least
two of the men a hug. She was apparently
unaware a video camera, located behind the
register, recorded the incident.
The Ann Arbor News also reported that the
cashier told an employee who questioned her
about the removal of the beer that, "it was
covered." The clerk apparently took $10 from
her pocket then slipped it into the register.
While the crime occurred three weeks ago,
the intial crime report was not filed until Jan.
21. The detective on the case, Mick Schubring,
did not receive the case until Feb. 2, after
returning from vacation.
"There will be no comment by Dairy Mart
on this," said Michelle, the manager on duty
that night. She would not give her last name.
Rick Gibbs, director of Human Resources
of Dairy Mart, said he "cannot tell any details"
of the incident.
No arrests have been made in the crime,
which has been labeled retail fraud. A convic-
tion on the misdemeanor can result in a prison
stay of up to 93 days, as well as a $100 fine.
See SUSPENSION, Sports Page 4


The threat is real. Violent crime is
on the rise, particularly harassment
and violence against same-sex
This is why students prepared
themselves for the ominous possibil-
ity that they could become victims of
gay-bashing: they took a self-defense
"It's great to know that you can
fight back, that you can do it!" said
graduate student Karol Rubin after
participating in the first four-hour
Rubin, along with nine other men
and women, spent Saturday morning
in the Pond Room of the Michigan
Union learning skills for self-defense
in a course offered for lesbians, gay
males and bisexuals.
Melisa Buie, co-organizer of the
University's Gentle World Self De-
fense Karate Club, explained that she
decided to offer a workshop through
the Lesbian Gay Male Program Of-
fice (LOMPO) in response to grow-
ing concern about gay-bashing.
"Especially because of the ballot
proposal," she said, referring to a cur-
rent movement in Michigan to get a
law restricting gay-rights placed on
November's ballot.


Outside Dairy Mart, reaction is mixed

Most Michigan basketball fans
would prefer to see the players on the

the clerk on duty Jan. 12 allowed the
three players to take the beverages
even though they did not have enough
money to pay the total bill.

were at fault. "There's no excuse for
that," he said. "They definitely should
have been suspended."
Snyder's unsympathetic attitude

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