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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 28, 1994 - 3

They just keep on shopping ...
At Briarwood Mall, families of shoppers head toward Sears and stop at other retail outlets on their way to the department

TONYA BROAD/Daily

store yesterday.

GATT trade
panel sparks
controversy
The Washington Post gether," said Maria Elena Hurtado,
WASHINGTON - Not since the policy director of the International
birth of the United Nations in San Organization of Consumers Unions.
Francisco a half-century ago has the That is not, however, how it looks
country faced a decision quite like the to the opponents. An unlikely coali-
one that brings Congress back to Wash- tion of America First conservatives
ington this week in a rare post-election and liberal critics of Big Business
session to consider U.S. membership oppose the WTO. To them, it amounts
in a new World Trade Organization. to a surrender of U.S. sovereignty and
The WTO, if approved as part of the control over the nation's economic
General AgreementonTariffsandTrade destiny to a potentially hostile instru-
by the United States and 122 other ment of world government, able to
nations, would take its place on Jan. 1 challenge U.S. laws protecting work-
alongside the United Nations as a pow- ers, consumers and the environment.
erful international body, equipped to Even the name - World Trade
bring down barriers to trade, invest- Organization - has a scary ring to
ment and economic growth worldwide. many Americans, suggesting unseen
World leaders will be anxiously agendas of powerful worldwide busi-
watching the outcome of this week's ness and political elites, said Sen.
votes, scheduled for tomorrow in the Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) the top-rank-
House and Thursday in the Senate. A ing Republican on the Senate Finance
defeat would doom the WTO and Committee and a WTO supporter.
mean a return to "the law of the jungle" The critics have not exaggerated
in world trade, said Peter Sutherland, the role of big U.S. corporations in
director-general of GATT in Geneva. shaping the trade agreement - their
Prospects for approval of the WTO lobbyists and lawyers worked hand in
and an expansion of GATT now look hand with U.S. negotiators under three
good. The breakthrough was last presidents and the congressional trade
week's agreement by Senate Repub- committees to set the U.S. goals.
lican leader Robert J. Dole of Kansas As President Clinton sees it, new
to support the pact, after the Clinton rules expanding trade opportunities
administration accepted his plan per- for the strongest U.S. industries should
mitting a U.S. exit from the WTO if it be a cause for celebration. "Since the
ruled consistently against the U.S. United States has the most productive
Creation of the WTO would be- and competitive economy in the
come "a symbol of the inexorable world, that is good news for our wotk-
forces that are pulling the world to- ers and our future," he said last week.

Pope
VATICAN CIT
placed rings on thi
Maida and other
pointed out their tas
next century and se
References to thi
plans a worldwide
particularly importa
to dispel suggestio
openly expressed hi
the new millennium
The pope elevate
cardinal Saturday,
Sarajevo and othe
authoritarian regime
and Vietnam. Maida
"I tell you, it ge
The Detroit News
just focused on the
Maida has be
Michigan's 1.5 mil
named him archbish

bestows rgson Maida,
Y (AP) - Pope John Paul II 86-year-old mother, Sophie, flew to Rome for the
ie fingers of Detroit's Adam event, as did other family members and hundreds of
new cardinals yesterday and Michigan well-wishers.
k of leading the church into the "We are all so happy for my brother," said the
lecting the next pope. Rev. Thaddeus Maida of suburban Pittsburgh. "It's
1e year 2000, when the church hard to express what is in our hearts."
Roman Catholic jubilee, are John Paul has named 100 of the 120 cardinals
nt to the pontiff, who has tried who are under 80 years old and eligible to vote for
ns he is seriously ill and has pope.
s desire to lead the church into The new cardinals, dressed in purple cloaks,
n. received the rings from the pontiff during a special
ed 30 clergymen to the rank of Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.
including the archbishop of "Being named cardinal is a symbol of strength
r clerics who were jailed by not only for me but for the suffering people in my
s in the former Soviet bloc, Cuba country," Puljic said Saturday.
was one of two Americans. The pope called the naming the new cardinals one
ts you right here," Maida told of the "points of reference" toward 2000. He also
and pointed to his stomach. "I noted the cardinals' duty to select his successor.
Holy Father, nothing else." "The College of Cardinals has maintained, for
en leader of southeastern century after century, the continuity of the succes-
lion Catholics since the pope sion ...a continuity which has a fundamental im-
op of Detroit in 1990. Maida's portance to the universal church," said the pope.

new cardinals

Pope John Paul 11 puts the Cardina"s Ring on
Cardinal Adam Maida yesterday.
The pope recalled the suffering and martyrdom
of past clergymen and suggested threats to the
church still exist.

*EMU calls
off classes
Sfor MELK
.Day 1996
® Administrators bow
to Black students'
demands, follow
other universities
From Staff and Wire Reports
Eastern Michigan University will
cancel classes on Martin Luther King
r. Day beginning in 1996, bowing to
. pressure from student groups, who
have threatened to boycott classes if
the university did not make the day an
official holiday.
Some students still are unhappy
because of the change will not take
effect this year. At the University,
Michigan State University and Wayne
State University, classes have been
*anceled for years.
The delay until 1996 has not as-
suaged criticism from members of the
Student Union for African American
Unity, who had threatened to boycott
-classes if they were not canceled on
Jan. 16, 1995.
Anthony Daniels, a member of the
group, told The Ann Arbor News that
the boycott would go forward.
mo"We intend to have the day off
hrool one way or another," Daniels
'said. "I don't know how it is going to
happen, but it's going to happen."
The decision by a committee to
cancel classes reversed a previous
decision to maintain classes in honor
of the civil rights leader, an EMU
spokesman said.
Last year, the University's Black
Student Union boycotted the
Jniversity's slate of activities, call-
ing them "more academic than activ-
ist" and charging that group members
had not been involved in the planning
of the day's events.
The University has worked to in-
clude the BSU in the planning of this
year's events.

NATO
Continued from page 1
control of a rail link that runs through the town of Bihac
and that could connect the Serb-held city of Banja Luka in
Bosnia with Knin, the headquarters of the Croatian Serbs.
U.N. officials have said one reason the Serbs pressed their
offensive into the safe area was to grab the railway, which
would put them on their way to uniting Serb-held parts of
Bosnia with Serb-controlled areas of Croatia.
Serb assaults on the Bihac pocket continued to squeeze
the beleaguered Muslims. U.N. chief spokesman Michael
Williams said that instead of blasting the Bihac safe area,
Croatian Serb forces hammered the northern town of
Velika Kladusa with tank and artillery fire along with a
ground assault. Williams said that despite Croatian Serb
denials, there was more evidence, that the two rebel Serb
forces were closely coordinating the assault on Bihac.
The U.N. Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia
rejected a NATO request to destroy Serb antiaircraft
missile sites around the Bihac safe area on Saturday in
what one military official described as "the last NATO bid
for an airstrike in Bihac and possibly in Bosnia as well."
Western military officials said the U.N. mission in
Zagreb rebuffed the NATO request to hit approximately
six surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites in both northwest-
ern Bosnia and Serb-held territory in neighboring Croatia.
The airstrike would have been the most militarily signifi-
cant NATO action in the 32-month Bosnian war and would
have come at a time of growing differences between members
of NATO about what to do in Bosnia. U.N. sources said the
NATO request was rejected because of fears that the Serbs,
who have launched a concerted and coordinated assault on the
Bihac enclave, would respond by killing peacekeepers.

KEVORKIAN

Continued from page 1
Kevorkian left a "certification of medicide" form.t
Garrish's home, listing her diseases, her diagnosis, her
prognosis and her family physician, Schwartz said.
Kevorkian wasn't at the home when police arrived. H'e
didn't talk to police yesterday; Schwartz said.
Schwartz declined to reveal Kevorkian's location but
said he remained in the Detroit area.
The Michigan Legislature enacted a temporary ban on
assisted suicide in February 1993. Under the bill imposing
the ban, the Commission on Death and Dying was set up
by the Legislature to determine whether assisted suicide
should be legal.
The bill gave the commission 15 months to come up
with a report, and said the law would expire six months
later. Some contend the law expired Friday - 21 months
after the bill was passed -but others contend the law expires
Dec. 8 because the commission was late issuing its report.
The report was inconclusive anyway, offering the
Legislature options on whether assisted suicide should be
kept illegal or legalized with strict controls.
Bills aimed to extend the state's ban on assisted suicide
are scheduled for debate in the Legislature this week.
Sen. Fred Dillingham, a Fowlerville Republican who
is retiring after 16 years as a lawmaker, has introduced a
bill that would permanently extend the ban.
Rep. Lynn Jondahl (D-Okemos) said he plans to intro-
duce a measure that would set procedures for regulating
assisted suicide. Jondahl, who is leaving office after 22
years after failing in his bid for governor, said the Legis-
lature should ignore Kevorkian when taking up the subject
of assisted suicide.

AP PHOTO
Israelis search for blood or human remains at the shooting site yesterday.
Islamic militants kill settler
rabbi in drive-by shooting
BEIT HAGAI, West Bank (AP) "We must continue the peace pro-
- A rabbi was shot to death and an cess and do our best so that such sad
Israeli policeman wounded in a hail events will not occur in the future,"
of bullets fired at their car yesterday said Immigration Minister Yair
as they drove toward a Jewish settle- Tsaban.
ment. Islamic militants claimed re- An anonymous caller claiming to
sponsibility. be from the radical Muslim group
The shooting, on the eve of the Hamas called Israel radio and claimed
Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, occurred responsibility for yesterday's shoot-
3 miles from Hebron, where tensions ing. Hamas carried out a suicide bomb-
have been high since the massacre of ing that killed 23 people in Tel Aviv
29 Muslim worshipers by a Jewish last month.
settler at a mosque Feb. 25. "We will continue the attacks," he
It came a day before Israeli For- said. The man said the shooting
eign Minister Shimon Peres was to marked the anniversary of the killing
meet with PLO leader Yasser Arafat of a Hamas activist by Israeli forces
in Brussels, Belgium, and as the cycle last year.
of violence in the West Bank and Israeli sources said the gunfire
Gaza Strip is pushing negotiators to came from a passing car carrying at
speed up the peace process. least two men. The rabbi's car drove
Jewish settlers blamed govern- off the road and flipped over.
ment peace policies for encouraging Blood stained the muddy ground
Islamic militants, but members of and seeped from cracks in the front
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Cabi- windshield. Six bullet holes pierced
net pledged to continue talks with the windows and 30 shell casings from an
PLO. automatic rifle littered the ground.

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