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Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Although Israel has de-
feated all the Arab armies it has fought, it
remains so painfully vulnerable to terrorism
that, following the weekend suicide bombing
that killed 19, many Israelis despaired yester-
day of ever seeing peace.
"Many are asking me, 'Did you bring
*ace, or did you bring terror?"' Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Rabin said in a television ad-
dress as he defended his controversial efforts
to make peace with the Palestinians. "I under-

stand the question. The peace process is not
easy. ... Yet, we will continue the search for
peace. There is no other alternative."
But the terrorist attacks will continue,
Rabin acknowledged, for in the immediate
future there is no sure way to halt them.
"Peace is the only solution, and that is in the
long run," he added. Israel is caught in a
political-military dilemma for which Rabin
admitted he has no quick or easy solution. The
attacks by members of radical Islamic groups
are exacting a heavy toll from Israel, politi-

cally as well as in human terms.
Demands are growing that Rabin abandon
plans for Palestinian self-rule on the occupied
West Bank. There are demands as well that he
send Israel's army and police in full force
against the Muslim militants.
Yet a harsh retaliation, such as suspension
of the ongoing negotiations with the Palestine
Liberation Organization, sweeping arrests of
Islamic leaders or a prolonged closure of the
Palestinian territories only weakens the PLO
and jeopardizes the peace process.

"When you are involved in peace negotia-
tions, it is very difficult to use all the forces
you have," commented Gerald M. Steinberg,
a military analyst at Bar Ilan University in Tel
Aviv. "To halt this wave of terrorism, Israel
would have to go into Palestinian villages and
towns on what were known in Vietnam as
search-and-destroy operations. ... Negotia-
tions would be a casualty."
Rabin said his approach, as before, will be
to pursue the negotiations with the PLO, de-
manding that it take tougher measures against

the radicals, and to combat terrorism without
regard for the negotiations.
Rabin boldly vowed to strike back. "No
border will stop us from getting at you," he
told the radicals. "We will finish you, we will
annihilate you, we will destroy you. And we
shall win." Israel's strategy for such a victory
is far from certain. It is facing adversaries who
are willing to die for their cause.
The Cabinet authorized the police and the
General Security Service, Shin Bet, to hire
additional personnel despite budget cutbacks.

Pres. holds
jneeting on
Agenda for
Women
By CATHY BOGUSLASKI
Daily Staff Reporter
Although the University pio-
*aered co-education, many ob-
stacles still confront women, said
University President James J.
Duderstadt in an address to a group
of female graduate students yester-
day.
Duderstadt heard from about 35
students who attendedthe "town meet-
ing" to voice their concerns and discuss
the University's Agenda for Women
*-- a blueprint for increasing the suc-
cess of female students and faculty
members.
The University was one of the first
higher education institutions to open
its doors to women, Duderstadt said at
the meeting.
"But we have begun to realize that
access itself isn't really enough," he
said, explaining that discrimination
qithin an institution can hinder aca-
emic pursuits.
"Women comprise over 50 per-
cent of this University," he said.
"You folks can change this Univer-
sity in a permanent way, and I want
to help you do it."
Duderstadt said Rackham may
nreed to set standards for graduate
students and faculty, so that require-
'ents will be more consistent across
fferent departments.
Students voiced a concern that male
professors often have lower expecta-

Japan market
dives; death
toil tops 5,000

An unidentified graduate student speaks at the Graduate Student Town Meeting yesterday.

tions for female students.
Rackham student Jean Moran
said she felt female students are
discouraged from certain areas of
research.
Duderstadt suggested that problems
of discrimination within departments
should be brought to the attention of
the department chair.
"But what if the department chair is
the worst offender? What do you do
then?" one woman asked.
"Replace him," Duderstadt said.
"No, I'm serious, I think that's one of
the most important duties of a chair."
Later Moran said Duderstadt's an-
swers must be followed by concrete
action.

"I hear some rhetoric in his re-
sponses," she said. "If women are over
50 percent of the University, but all the
people in power are still men, how are
changes going to occur in the interper-
sonal communication? I'm hopeful yet
pessimistic until I see some changes."
Students also discussed some as-
pects of graduate education on the
whole, such as funding and
mentorship.
Duderstadt said that faculty advi-
sors must make the education of gradu-
ate students a priority.
"Graduate education does have a
certain feudal character to it, where
(professors) treat their students as they
remember being treated," he said.

The Washington Post
TOKYO - Turmoil erupted in
Parliament yesterday over the
government's handling ofJapan's killer
earthquake as the death toll surpassed
5,000, unofficial damage estimates rose
to $100 billion and the stock market
suffered its biggest drop in 3 1/2 years.
"Bungling" in the government's
handling of the disaster showed that
under the Cabinet of Prime Minister
Tomiichi Murayama, even the most
minimum responsibility of the govern-
ment ... to protect the lives and prop-
erty of the people ... cannot be ful-
filled," former Prime Minister Toshiki
Kaifu, now the leader of the main op-
position party, charged in Parliament.
"If the government had responded
quickly, many lives would have been
saved," said Kaifu, who heads the New
Frontier Party.
Only last Friday, citing the early
hour when the quake struck and saying,
"It was my firstexperience,"Murayama
acknowledged that "whatcould be con-
sidered confusion" had, indeed, oc-
curred in his moves to cope with the
devastation. But yesterday, the Social-
ist leader did a flip-flop and called his
actions "the best possible decisions."
Jeers nearly drowned out
Murayama's voice as he urged mem-
bers of Parliament to unite with the

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Cisneros to
speak at 'U'
From Staff Reports
A Clinton cabinet secretary will
speak on campus tomorrow to promote
federal higher education programs and
talk up the president's State of the Union
address, which begins at 9 p.m.
Housing and Urban Development
*ecretary Henry Cisneros will speak
at 10 a.m. in the Kunzel Room at the
Michigan Union.
The secretary is expected to talk
about the National Service Trust Act,
which has come under fire fromRepub-
licans recently, and the designation of
Detroit as a federal empowerment zone,
which will mean more than $100 mil-
lion in federal aid to the city.
Mike Pokrywka, co-chair of the
ollege Democrats, said he was sur-
prised and eager to have Cisneros come
to campus.
"We're extremely excited to have
him talk to students about issues im-
portant to us," said Pokrywka.
Cisneros is also expected to talk
about the president's education tax
credit. Under the proposal, parents
ould be able deduct up to $10,000 in
ollege tuition expenses.
It would save the average family
about $1,500 per year.

Dental students fix
teeth on the cheap

By PATIENCE ATKIN
For the Daily
While most University students
spend their study time engrossed in
books, dental students are filling cavi-
ties and fixing crowns.
Under the supervision of profes-
sional dentists who serve as faculty,
students perform services ranging from
simple cleanings to constructing dental
bridges. The service fees are approxi-
mately oue-third less than the post of
services rendered by a private practi-
tioner and contribute to paying over-
head costs.
Students begin the program with
minimal clinical practice during their
second year and end with 75 percent of
the senior year spent working in the
clinic.
Because the clinic serves as a class-
room, the school's curriculum com-
mittee regulates the specific require-
ments for which services are per-
formed at each level.
To prevent students from bearing
liability costs, all student dentists are
covered by the University as long as
they work under the supervision of a
faculty member.
"We also make it clear that the
patient can ask questions at any time
during the procedure, and there is a
staff member on hand at all times,"

said Scott Sheperd, a fourth-year den-
tal student and the co-coordinator of
the clinic.
Although clinical programs similar
to the University's are common at most
dental schools, some students do not
feel comfortable trusting another stu-
dent to work on their teeth.
"I would have students clean my
teeth, but I wouldn't have any cavities
filled," said Lewis Krain, anRC junior.
"Anytime you've got someone with a
drill in your mouth, you want to make
sure that they've been through school,
and they know what they're doing."
Dental school officials, however,
said they feel confident in the stu-
dents' abilities.
"We are committed to quality care,"
said Joan Shores, manager of Clinical
Support Services for the School of
Dentistry. "We want to do what we can
to make sure the patient is happy and
satisfied."
Due to budget constraints, the
school keeps advertising to a mini-
mum and instead relies on word of
mouth to publicize the clinic. Since
the majority of last year's 75,000
patients are members of the Ann
Arbor community, local newspapers
are notified of upcoming special
programs and research opportuni-
See DENTISTS, Page 2

Kobe's Port Ranking
Millions of TEUs, 1992
2 4 6 8
Hong Kong
Singapore ____
Rotterdam
Busan
Kobe
Los Angeles
N.Y/N.J.__
SOURCE: Containerisation International, London
T. LYNN/Journal of Commerce
government in coping with the
nation's worst natural disaster in 72
years.
By early today, the eighth day after
the quake, the toll from the devastation
that spread through Kobe, a port city
See JAPAN, Page 2
Faculty to
help in
search for
provost
By JODI COHEN
Daily Staff Reporter
As the search to replace departing
Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. be-
gins, University President James J.
Duderstadt stressed the importance
of faculty involvement in the process
yesterday.
Addressing the faculty Senate
Assembly, Duderstadt said that the
Provost position is unique because it
is two-fold.
"The Provost is both chief aca-
demic officer and chief budget officer
and therefore the role is of great im-
portance to the institution. It is a role
that therefore dictates that the search
process is one that includes faculty,"
Duderstadt said.
The president said he plans on form-
ing a "faculty search committee" of
approximately 10 faculty and student
members from both the undergraduate
and graduate levels.
"I think that it is quite important to
involve the faculty in this process
because after all, the success of the
provost depends heavily on faculty
support," Duderstadt said.
He is currently contacting the
deans of the schools and colleges, the

TONYA BROAD/Daily
First-year Dental student Kim Urbanski practices dental work on fellow
student Jerri Tracy.

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