2 -- The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 11, 1994
GM official speaks about Israeli auto marketI
By DAWN TAMIR
FOR THE DAILY
In the midst of peace talks, "Israel
is on the edge of an economic boom,"
the only American auto executive in
Israel said in a speech last night at
Thomas Olmsted is the director of
regional marketing operations at Gen-
eral Motors Corp., which is the first
auto company to make an investment
in Israel. GM created Universal Mo-
tors Israel (UMI) in 1993, as a result
of the unification of two former auto-
mobile companies - one owned by
an Arab and one owned by a Jew.
Israel has the largest automobile
market in the Middle East. Realizing
this opportunity - especially with
the Arab boycott that prevented other
auto companies from investing there
- GM jumped at the opportunity.
GM was able to work with the
Israeli government to reduce the taxes
that prevented many Israelis from
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Today, GM is driven by competi-
tive prices with the introduction of
other foreign imports into the market.
GM has introduced to Israel the "Sat-
urn philosophy," which emphasizes
Olmsted added that this entailed
test drives, surveys and the ablility to
The audience responded with
"oohs" and "aahs" as Olmsted quoted
car prices. The most popular GM car
in Israel is the Pontiac Sunbird, cost-
ing $25,000. "A Cadillac Seville runs
over $100,000," Olmsted added.
"The economic development is
crucial to the success of peace in the
Middle East. American and Euro-
pean investment, and open trade poli-
cies will stabilize the region into the
next century," said LSA sophomore
Bill Plevan, in response to Olmsted's
Olmsted summed up his presenta-
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1988 projections. In 1992, the last
year for which figures are available,
the "Y" spent $526,000 on a housing
development that was projected to
cost $245,100 that year.
Mounting expenses forced the "Y"
in January to ask the City Council for
$25,000 to meet that month's loan
Council members approved unani-
mously, but with reservations. They
voted to reconsider the loan payments
The council planned to do that
Monday night. But Schwartz's dis-
turbing memo sidetracked discussion
Monday, and two days later "Y" offi-
cials learned that the city may pull out
of the loan arrangement.
This week's news apparently took
"Y" officials by surprise. When asked
yesterday about the future of the hous-
ing project, YMCA Executive Direc-
tor William Blewitt replied, "Every-
thing is just hypothetical at this point.
I'd rather not speculate on what's
going to happen,"
Hanging in the balance of this
delicate predicament are the YMCA's
100 residents, mostly single people
looking for work and minimum-wage
If the "Y" development closes,
they will further tax Ann Arbor's
strained low-income residences.
Sheldon and council members say
they don't want to be responsible for
the financial collapse of the YMCA.
"I think it is the intent of the ma-
jority of City Council to ensure --
whether the original agreement was
legal or not - that we don't toss 100
individuals out onto the street be-
cause of an error that was made in
1988," said Councilmember Peter
Nicolas (D-4th Ward).
Sheldon added, "We have a moral
obligation to untangle ourselves from
this mess without neglecting the resi-
But moral obligations aren't the
only factors council members are wary
of. Any action could spawn lawsuits.
tion: "With peace in th Middle East
on the horizon, we'll see great oppor-
tunity with Israel, Gaza and the West
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(reach) a full agreement," Rabin told
Israeli radio. "I hope a month will be
enough. It could take a little more.
Remember, in our eyes there are no
The agreement unveiled yesterday
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Israel has the rightof "hotpursuit" into
Palestinian areas, or what will happen
if Israelis are arrested by Palestinian
policemen. Although there are broad
outlines of each side's jurisdiction,
Savir said, "It's a type of thing we will
have to work out in practice."
The Israeli and Palestinian negotia-
tors came close to agreement on a map
in which the Palestinians will get a
22.2-square-mile zone for the Jericho
district. They will also supervise nearby
Muslim holy sites and get private tour-
ism projects on the Dead Sea, while
Israel retains control over an ancient
synagogue. Savir said the map will
require final approval from Rabin and
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DPS and University residents for
safety-awareness discussion. '
Identifying its theme as "work,
earn and learn," he also established
the DPS Student Work Assistance
Program (SWAP). Annually, the pro-
gram gives approximately 60 Univer-
sity undergraduates the opportunity
to work at DPS.
Baisden also served as co-chair of
the Campus Safety Committee (CSC),
composed of staff, administration and
students, which works to eliminate
safety hazards and meets monthly to
discuss safety issues.
He played an instrumental role in
theinstallatior the blue-light emer-
gency, courtesy and carport phones at
numerous locations around campus.
In August 1993, Baisden was
awarded aDirector'sCitation fromDPS
for "outstanding service, which con-
tributed to the reduction of serious in-
cidents and the heightened perception
of safety at campus events during the
fall and winter of 1992-93."
For example, Baisden worked to
provide security for all Friday and Sat-
urday night dances and parties held at
the Union. But, as Sloan stated, "he,
emphasized that students were most
responsible for theirown safety through
Sloan said Baisden was always
friendly with students and other faculty
at the weekendevents held in the Union,
but shejoki ngly regretted that he "never
got moving when the music played."
Baisden said most of all he will
miss the staff and students he inter-
acted with on a daily basis.
Officer Jim Sullivan described his
working relationship with Baisden as
"very, very close and very compat-
After working with Baisden in the
two-memberCommunity Relations and
Special Programs Unit for four years,
Sullivan said, "(Baisden) broughtdedi-
cation to the jobhelping the thousands
of faculty, staff and students here make
their lives safer.... He will be missed."
House passes special counsel law,
THE WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON - The House
voted overwhelmingly yesterday to
reinstate a post-Watergate law that au-
thorized independent counsels to in-
vestigate alleged wrongdoing by top
The 356-to-56 vote cleared the way
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for House and Senate negotiators to
resolve relatively minor differences
on reinstating the independent-coun-
sel law, which expired in December
1992, for five years. The Senate passed
its version, 76 to 21, last November.
Political pressures for House action
on the law eased after Attorney Gen-
eral Janet Reno decided last month not
to wait for re-enactmentof the law and
named Robert B. Fiske Jr. as special
counsel to investigate the Arkansas
land investments of President Clinton
and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The House debate centered instead
on a partisan battle over how to apply
the independent-counsel law, first
adopted in 1978, to members of Con-
Republicans argued that accused
lawmakers ought to be covered auto-
matically, in thesamemanner as 60top
officials in the executive branch, in-
cluding Cabinet officers, vice presi-
dent and president. The attorney gen-
eral must conduct a preliminary inves-
tigation of credible allegations against
those officials and must, if "reasonable
grounds" exist, ask the federal appeals
court to appoint an independent coun-
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UHS Health Education Coordinator.
"Not only is it a cute idea, it also
includes important information on
HIV testing and how to use a condom."
National Condom Week has been
very well received by students in the
past, Paulson said.
"There was a great response in the
residential halls lastyear. The condoms
were gone in record time!" she said.
Not only is UHS getting involved,
many University students said they are
getting excited to celebrate.
Students in Sociology 389-Gays
and Straights in the Community -will
be volunteering at many of the popular
bars and cafes on campus.
"We're very excited, becausetheW
has been a great response from many of
the places we've called," said Jenny
Beck the co-facilatator of this project.
"We already know forsure that we will
be at Rick's (American Cafe) some-
time next week."
VThey will be passing out basically
the same information as UHS, how-
ever they will be targeting a different
"We're going to be right where the
action is, where people are actually
picking each other up," Beck said.
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