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One hundredfive years of edftorialfreedom

Tuesday
September 17, 1996

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Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -Kuwait agreed yesterday
to permit the United States to deploy 3,000 more
troops on its soil, but the White House put that
plan and possible additional U.S.. air attacks
inst Iraq on hold so officials here can deter-
?e whether Baghdad is retrenching as
Washington has demanded.
Gen. John Shalikashvili, chair of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that signs from
Iraq yesterday were mixed but that the Iraqis still
appeared to be complying with U.S. demands to
stop firing at U.S. aircraft and rebuilding air
defenses shattered by U.S. air attacks two weeks

Ives green light for more U.S. troops

ago.
The developments suggest that the interlude
in hostilities between the United States and Iraq
will continue at least for another few days. No
attacks have occurred since Baghdad announced
Friday that it no longer would challenge U.S.
pilots flying over Iraqi territory..
Although Shalikashvili insisted the United
States is not abandoning its preparations for pos-
sible new military action against Iraq, it was
clear that the administration is rethinking last
week's threats.
"Whether airstrikes will be necessary or not
will very much depend on (Iraqi president)

Saddam Hussein's actions, not his words,"
Shalikashvili told reporters. "If there are actions
there that threaten our pilots, we, in turn, will
take appropriate action."
Senior U.S. officials also said that the admin-
istration has been reconsidering the need to send
the additional ground troops, despite the green
light provided by Kuwait.
The Pentagon announced late Friday that the
United States was sending 5,000 troops to
Kuwait to provide a show of force against Iraq.
But, in a gaffe, U.S. officials had not yet asked
Kuwait for permission.
The Kuwaitis finally agreed yesterday, after

a weekend visit by Defense Secretary William
Perry. But they gave permission for only
3,000 troops. The United States already has
1.200 troops in Kuwait participating in a tem-
porary exercise with the Kuwaiti army. The
maneuvers are designed to serve as a warning
to Hussein not to attempt another attack
against Kuwait.
Perry flew back to Washington late yesterday
after meeting with Turkish officials in Ankara
yesterday morning and traveling to Britain to see
top British and French defense officials.
U.S. and Turkish officials insisted that
Perry did not ask Turkey for any additional

help, such as permission to use the Turkish air
base at Incirlik to launch possible strikes
against Iraq.
But Turkish Foreign Minister Tansu Ciller
made it clear later that. "even if there had been"
such a request, it "would not be the correct
move from the point of view of our own inter-
ests."
Turkey's new Muslim-run government has
been cool to the recent round of U.S. missile
attacks against Iraq, contending the United
States acted without justification after Baghdad
sent forces to intervene in a civil war in the
Kurdish enclave there.

1

WROCis
rotesting
agam at
ity Hall
Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
Refusing to pay a hefty fine and threatening
a law suit, about 30 members" of the National
Women's Rights Organizing Coalition lifted
signs and voices at city hall last night.
The Ann Arbor City Council heard accusa-
ns of police harassment and racial intoler-
ce from NWROC at the council's weekly
meeting.
NWROC members registered their com-
plaints with the council after the group
received a bill from the city for more than
$36,000. City officials charged both the Ku
Klux Klan and NWROC a total exceeding
$73,000 to control a June 22 Klan rally and the
consequent anti-Klan rally at city hall.
Luke Massie, an elected member of
NWROC's local steering committee, said his
4up will not pay the city's bill.
-"I'm sure we'll be successful in not paying
the $30,000 and change to be pepper-sprayed,"
M4ssie said last night. "The joke is, if you have
to pay $30,000 to get pepper sprayed, is getting
shot extra?"
,,Massie also said NWROC's focus on stop-
ping further Klan rallies would rest in the
hands of young protesters.
"We want to rebuild a mass movement of
dung people and workers against racism'
assie said. "We want the complete and his-
torical defeat of the KKK."
City Administrator Neal Berlin said he had
no further comment on the city's reason to bill
t h e See NWROC, Page 7

Report says U.S.
failed to protect
troops in Mideast

The Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- A government report on
the June bombing of a U.S. military housing com-
plex in Saudi Arabia released yesterday faulted
the Defense Department's entire command struc-
ture for paying insufficient attention to terrorist
threats and failing to do enough to protect U.S.
forces in the Middle East.
In a scathing review of the truck-bomb attack
that killed 19 airmen and wounded about 500 peo-
ple near the Dhahran air base, investigators said
the Defense Department's senior leadership
neglected to issue clear instructions for safe-
guarding troops and shortchanged the issue of
troop protection in setting budget priorities.
The on-scene commander, Brig. Gen. Terry
Schwalier, was singled out for being so focused
on preventing a car bomb from penetrating the
Khobar Towers housing complex that he did not
guard against a giant blast just outside the perime-
ter fence, which is what occurred.
"The commander ... did not adequately protect
his forces from a terrorist attack:' the report said.
Schwalier was cited for failing to move vulnerable
airmen to safer locations, install shatterproof
Mylar on windows, coordinate sufficiently with
the Saudis, address inadequacies in the staffing
and trainwg of base guards and attend properly to
other matters to improve protection.
But Schwalier's superiors at the .U.S. Central
Command, responsible for operations in the
Middle East, also were excoriated for not pro-
viding him with adequate guidance and sup-
port.
No senior member of the command ever

inspected the security measures at Dhahran, the
report observed.
The report, commissioned by President
Clinton, made clear that the structure of the U.S.
military operation that has evolved in Saudi
Arabia since the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf War
- involving a frequent rotation of U.S. military
personnel and lack of clear command authority
among military services - confounded attempts
to safeguard the troops there.
Although U.S. intelligence had been unable to
forecast the time and place of the attack, investi-
gators asserted that "a considerable body of evi-
dence was available" indicating "terrorists had the
capability and intention to target U.S. interests in
Saudi Arabia" and "Khobar Towers was a poten-
tial target." The report noted a series of security
warnings as well as 10 suspicious incidents in
weeks before the attack that, "while individually
insignificant, indicated possible reconnaissance
and surveillance of Khobar Towers."
Wayne Downing, the retired four-star Army
general who headed the investigation, told
reporters yesterday his charter had been simply to
make an assessment, not assign culpability. The
Air Force is conducting a separate judicial inquiry
to determine whether courts-martial or other
action is warranted.
Nor did the report shed any light on who may
have been behind the bombing that tore the face
off an eight-story building in the housing com-
plex, residence of the several thousand airmen
and support personnel involved in enforcing a ban
on flights by Iraqi military aircraft over southern
Iraq.

KRISTEN SCHAEFER/jDaily
First-year student Roshani Deraniyagale protests outside City Hall. She says she's outraged that
Ann Arbor would allow the KKK to hold a rally in the city.

.tudent's
mural
blends art,
cience
By Jeff Cox
Daily Staff Reporter
The creative and scientific worlds
have finally collided in a hallway on
the fourth floor of East Hall.
Tara Lindstrom, an LSA senior, is
finishing up a 30-foot painted mural
in the biopsychology department in
ast Hall.
"The faculty in the biopsych depart-
ment decided to do something to
improve the halls," said psychology
Prof. Kent Berridge. "Our desire was to
have something beautiful, so we passed
around the hat and then advertised"
Though at first no one responded to
the advertisement, the department
eventually commissioned Lindstrom, a
ne arts and general studies major.
"They told me their ideas ... and I
did a little research and submitted a
design," Lindstrom said. "(After they
talked about it) they let me go ahead
and do it "
The department had specific ideas
about what the mural should include.

EREBRAL CREATURES

Waitlist 101: A
class on getting in

Computer gliches
leave students won-
dering
By Carly Blatt
For the Daily
Ideally, University class schedules
are just a phone call away.
But throwing in confusing wait-
lists, computer malfunctions and
constant checks for open classes, stu-
dents may find the process a bit
daunting.
Touch-tone Computer Registration

"Any and all efforts to reach the prof
- e-mail, notes wrapped around
bricks and tossed through windows,
whatever - (to) explain your special
case are worthwhile," said history
Prof, Tom Collier.
"Flattery and groveling also help
and offers to wash her car weekly are
sure-fire.
Although contacting the professor
and using waitlists may open up
spaces, Collier cautions students to "be
prepared for not getting in off the wait-
list. They should pick an alternative
and be prepared to drop/add promptly."
Adelman said every department
manages its
waitlists in
ositives its own way.
"Some go
down the list,-
-f as (while) oth-

Involving Student
CRISP, began in
1994, freeing stu-
dents from long
lines previously
associated with
registration.
"The positives
(of touch-tone
CRISP) definitely
outweighthe neg-
atives," said Lynn
Adelman, assis-
tant University
registrar.

Participation, or
"The p
definit!

KRISTEN SCHAEFER/Daly
LSA senior Tara Lindstrom, a fine arts and general studies major, gazes up at the mural she recently painted on a fourth
floor wall in East Hall.

outweigh the
negatives"
- Lynn Adelman
Assistant University registrar

ers might
open new
sections," she
said. "'Th
waitlists are
at the

Lindstrom said. "Each (faculty mem-
ber) was interested in having what they
specialized in represented."
The mural is designed to be viewed
in a certain way.
"It carries on from left to right,"
Lindstrom said. "It's a sequential
design."

brain with a small rodent, showing that
the study of animal behavior and the
study of the human mind are related.
The center of the mural "captures pat-
terns of time and behavior," Berridge
said. Here there are shadow outlines of
birds migrating that "capture annual
rhythms.- he said. The sharp contrast of

with a giant cross section of a human
brain.
"The mural finishes with actual
brain activity," Lindstrom said.
LSA junior Rich Lehman said, "It
certainly is an amazing painting. It's
just too bad it's hidden away where not
a lot of people can see it"

"Students have access from 7 a.m.
until midnight, and they don't have to
wait in line."
Although many students are able to
arrange an acceptable schedule during
their first call to CRISP, many must

instructors'
discretion.
While some courses use waitlists
and may shut students out of class due
to overcrowding, some departments
open additional sections to accommo-
date students as needed.
"We don't close courses in statis-

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