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UJ' policy
benefits
relig ious
observers
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Students who experience academic
conflicts on religious holidays now
have a policy that works in their
favor.
The New U-M Policy On Religious-
Academic Conflicts was written by a
dent for students, and has recently
Ined the approval of the administra-
tion.
Within the next two weeks, students
are scheduled to receive mass mailings
of the policy from the Office of Student
Affairs.
LSA senior Anthony Scaglione, who
chairs the Hillel governing board, began
working on the policy last spring.
"It was an issue that I have personal-
ly encountered and am concerned
*ut," Scaglione said. "We get these
few professors who are not willing to
accommodate students with religious-
academic conflicts."
Scaglione negotiated the policy
throughout the summer with Associate
Provost Susan Lipschutz, while solicit-
ing advice from students and professors.
"The University had not really taken
a stand on this," Scaglione said.
Lipschutz said the provost's office
Othe past regularly mailed memos
to faculty asking them to accommo-
date students who have religious
conflicts.
"But no one ever told the students
about this," Lipschutz said. "What
Anthony was able to do was to come at
this from the students' point of view....
Anthony articulated the policy and pub-
licized it to students."
The new policy states that students
A o miss class due to religious obser-
ces are responsible for giving their
instructor "reasonable notice" of their
absence. Students are also responsible
for making up missed classwork.
In turn, instructors are expected to
offer students "a reasonable alternative
to make up missed classwork."
However, instructors who believe
that alternatives would create an
jnreasonable burden" on them or the
4ss do not have to oblige.
Students who continue to encounter
See CONFLICTS, Page SA

U.S."

Slanes

patrol

no-fly

zone

Clinton pronounces
attack mission a success

The \Xashington Post
WASHINGTON - U.S. warplanes
began patrolling an expanded "no-fly"
zone in southern Iraq yesterday, as
President Clinton declared that two
days of U.S. cruise missile strikes had
been a success and left President
Saddam Hussein "strategically worse
off than he was before."
Iraqi forces sporadically challenged
U.S. planes enforc-
ing the ban on mil-}
itary flights in the
new corridor south
of the 33rd paral-
lel, but to little
effect. Pentagon
officials said a
U.S. F-16 fired a.
missile at an Iraqi
radar battery that
had tracked the Saddam Hussein
plane from the

A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP artillery, patrols the streets of Irbil in northern Iraq yesterday.
U.S. Sends a message to Saddm

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Saddam Hussein's army
attacked the Kurds in northern Iraq. So why did the
United States respond with missiles and an expanded no-
fly zone hundreds of miles away in the south?
The Americans made clear they were not trying to clean up
the mess in northern Iraq, a region where many armed groups
are active and no one has more than partial control.
In choosing a target, the Americans opted for Iraqi air
defense systems in the south for at least
three apparent reasons:
Reason No. 1: Quite simply. the Nei
Americans consider southern Iraq more
important than the north. Iraq's southern Anal
neighbors, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are
major oil producers with staunchly pro-
American governments that favor tough
action against Saddam.
The Americans blasted Iraqi air defense systems in the
south and pushed a southern no-fly zone from the 32nd par-
allel to the 33rd parallel. a line that runs only 30 miles south
of Baghdad.
As a result, it will be more difficult for Saddam to mobi-

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lize his army and send it south to threaten Kuwait or Saudi
Arabia, two countries that can't match Iraq's military might.
U Reason No. 2: Northern Iraq is a complete mess, and a
U.S. strike there would have been filled with risk.
The two main Iraqi Kurdish factions in the north have been
quarreling on and off for decades, and they again came to
blows on Aug. 1 7. ending a fragile cease-fire.
Iraq intervened on behalf of one faction, the Kurdish
Democratic Party, alleging that archrival
Iran was supporting the other Kurdish
VS group. the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan=.That
intervention sparked the U.S. attack.
Northern Iraq is even more volatile thanks
to periodic attacks by Turkey, which pursues
its own rebellious Kurds when they retreat
into the rugged mountains across the border.
Yet no one group has dominance, making the region
extremely unstable. When Iraq saw Iran meddling recently.
Saddam apparently decided he could not let that pass without
responding. But that in turn provoked the Americans.
' Reason No. 3: U.S. relations with Turkey, a key NATO
See IRAQ, Page 10A

ground. Also, two Iraqi MiG-29 jets
approached the enlarged no-fly zone
yesterday, but turned away when con-
fronted by U.S. jets.
Clinton asserted that "this mission
has achieved the objectives we've set
for it," even as the Iraqi military gains
in Kurdish northern Iraq that prompted
the U.S. retaliation remained intact.
While Clinton said there are signs of' a
"withdrawal" or "dispersal of forces" in
the north, he added that "it's too soon to
say that this is permanent." Secretary of
State Warren Christopher. en route to
Europe for meetings with the allies.
added that the United States does not
expect Saddam to withdraw all the
troops and security officials he sent into
the Kurdish zone.
The purpose of the 44 missiles hur-
tIed from US. ships and bombers at 15
air defense sites.-officials said, was not
to forcibly evict the Iraqi army from the
north but to make it safe for American
and other jets to enforce the new
restrictions that took effect yesterday
on airspace in the south.
Turkey. meanwhile, was pushing a
new idea to pinch Iraqi sovereignty in
the north. The new Ankara government
wants to send a contingent of Turkish
forces into the Kurdish area of Iraq near
the border with Turkey. The goal is to

curb attacks on Turkey from Kurdistan
Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas based
in Iraq.
White House spokesperson David
Johnson said the U.S. government
understand Turkey's concerns but needs
more time to assess the proposal.
Another Clinton administration official
said privately that Washington does not
oppose the plan.
Public opinion surveys showed that
Clinton's strike against Iraq was win-
ning strong majority support at home,
as military actions usually do in their
early stages. Reaction from political
leaders was mixed, although few voices
were sharply critical. Republican presi-
dential nominee Bob Dole said Clinton
was "doing what he should do" and
pledged to hold any criticism for later.
While Congress has generally sup-
ported the military action, Senate pas-
sage of a resolution endorsing it has
been held up by squabbling between
Republicans and Democrats over how
far to go in endorsing Clinton's policy,
senators said.
Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, the
U.S. military's top officer during the
1991 Persian Gulf War against 4raq,
said he thought "the president did
exactly the right thing" But House
Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said
many lawmakers were troubled by the
lack of international support for the
strike: "The contrast between Desert
Storm and the current level of (allied)
support is a concern.
Reform Party nominee Ross Perot
was the most barbed, suggesting that
Clinton was motivated by domestic pol-
itics. He told an American Legion con-
vention in Salt Lake City that "war is
not a place for a politician to create a
positive image and get a bump in the
polls."
Similar suggestions that Clinton had
fashioned an inappropriately bellicose
response in order to give himself a
boost at home have come from foreign
capitals. France and Russia have said
they were opposed to the assaults, while
in the Middle East even generally sup-
portive governments like Egypt, Jordan
and Saudi Arabia expressed opposition
to varying degrees.

Dole pushes
4ax cuts in
q=~ A
DEARBORN (AP) - Republican presidential nominee
Bob Dole told small business owners yesterday he would
:p his word and deliver a bevy of tax cuts while slashing
6vernment regulations.
"When we give our word, we keep it," Dole told a group of
1,500 at National TechTeam Inc., a computer services
provider. "When President Clinton gives his word, you don't
know what is going to happen."
Dole, in a short early evening speech, focused almost sole-
ly on his economic plan. He said he would balance the feder-
al budget, give a 15-percent tax cut, slice capital gains rates
in half, cut estate taxes and restore a deduction for people
who work out of their homes.
He also promised a "flatter, fairer sim-
*er system for the A*erican tax payers
that will end the IRS as we know it."
Gesturing to a I-year-old in the audi-
ence, Dole said the $500-per-child tax
credit that is part of his package would
result in $25,000 by the time the child
reached age 18.
And just as vice presidential candidate
Jack Kemp did in Michigan on Tuesday,
Dole criticized Clinton for targeting his Dole
roposed income-tax break to certain
ge earners.
"The trouble is, the Clinton tax cut is never for you. It's
always for someone else. Ours is fair, ours is across the board
ours will work," Dole said.
The event marked Dole's seventh visit to Michigan this
year. Campaign officials said they chose TechTeam because
it is one of the fastest growing businesses in the state. It went

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rakes in more than

$1M in parking tickets

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
They're out there. and while their appearance is
never a total shock, they can quickly ruin your day.
Parking tickets.
"It's pathetic. There's never enough parking."
Engineering junior Chris Zent said. "It doesn't
matter if you're on campus, off campus or any-
where else."
Zent said he has been lucky and has gotten only
one parking ticket in a year of parking on campus.
But he has never heard of anyone who drives on
campus consistently without
getting a ticket.
But besides causing stu-
dents major headaches. Ann
Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon
says parking tickets are quite,
lucrative for the city.
"There is a net gain of
more than $1 million per year
we get from writing tickets,"
she said. "We've found ,
through experience that the
money from parking tickets4
always comes in."
Sheldon said she didn't
know what the city would do
without the money collected
by parking tickets..
"It would be interesting to
see what would happen if
everybody parked where they
were supposed to - it would
definitely change our budget
practices," she said.

longer relies on the Ann Arbor Police Departnient
to regulate parking.
Ann Arbor police spokesperson Susan Whitaker
said Ann Arbor does not use the boot, a device that
police in other cities can attach to the wheel of a
car, rendering it undrivable until parking fines'are
paid.
But Whitaker said the city has other ways of
catching up with people like Jason who have
unpaid parking fines.
"If you have multiple tickets, the city will tow
your car," she said.

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In Ann Arbor, city offi-
cials may tow the cars of
those with four outstanding
parking tickets. That policy
is more strict than state law,
which says cars will be
towed if the owner has six
outstanding tickets,
Whitaker said.
In addition to city parking
officials, University
Department of Public Safety
officers also scour the
school's lots and property in
search of illegally parked
cars.
"We take steps to make
sure people who pay for
spots can park there," said
DPS spokesperson
Elizabeth Hall.
However, unlike the city,
Hall said the University

One driver who is tired of contributing to the
city's surplus is Jason, a senior who did not want

does not use parking tickets to increase rev-
enue. Money from parking fines goes towards
"safety-related issues" including increased

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