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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 11, 1996 - 7

Afghan leaders
start crackdown

Possibility of
papal visit to
Cuba grows

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers
*earched house-to-house yesterday for
anyone suspected of collaborating with
the former regime, unleashing a wave
of fear among ethnic minorities.
l1 Baghram, near the front line, a res-
ident was dragged from his home and
summarily executed by Taliban soldiers
who claimed he collaborated with the
former government and killed a rebel
fighter, said travelers arriving in the
Taliban forces also set fire to two
tther homes, saying the occupants had
fired in the direction of their soldiers.
In northern Afghanistan, meanwhile,
three Afghan factions reportedly
formed a military alliance against the
In suburbs of the capital of Kabul,
terrified residents said heavily armed
Taliban troops were rounding up mem-
bers of Afghanistan's Tajik or Panjshiri
thnic minority groups and accusing
4kent of collaborating with the former
The Taliban are mostly Pashtuns
country's dominant ethnic group, and
fearhas grown among minorities that
they will be targeted for revenge.
In the northern suburb of Khair
Khana, bearded Taliban troops
patrolled the streets in pickup trucks

and tanks, leaning on the horns as they
careened down dusty roads and fright-
ened residents scurried out of the way.
All the fighters were armed with
Kalashnikov rifles, and many carried
rocket launchers.
Foreign journalists returning from
the front line reported heavy artillery
and small arms fire yesterday near
Baghram military base, about 25 miles
north of the capital.
But there were conflicting reports
about its origin. Taliban fighters in the
area said it was a minor skirmish, while
several residents of nearby Baghram
village called it an uprising against
Taliban rule.
Travelers arriving in Kabul from the
front said Taliban soldiers had erected a
makeshift prison outside Charikar,
about 40 miles north of Kabul.
Inside a wire mesh cage, several ter-
rified men sat trembling and hunched
over with their eyes closed, the witness-
es said. An angry Taliban fighter guard-
ing them said they were accused of
killing two Taliban soldiers. He refused
to say what their punishment would be.
Several people from the Panjshir
Valley, the stronghold of former military
chief Ahmed Shah Massood, were also
picked up yesterday during a series of
house-to-house searches, the travelers

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Evidence is
mounting that Pope John Paul II plans a
visit in 1997 to Cuba, an act that could
give international legitimacy to a nation
that the U.S. government wants to isolate.
A senior Vatican diplomat,
Monsignor Jean-Louis Tauran, is
scheduled to arrive in Havana in late
October. No official reason for the
Tauran trip hasp
been announced
but both Vatican
and U.S. sources
have confirmed
that discussion
of a probable
papal visit will
be the main item
on Tauran's
It has been an Pope John Paul 11
open secret for
years that the pope believed the time
had come to break the international
isolation of Cuba and the Castro
regime - now that tensions between
the church and the island government
have eased. Joaquin Navarro-Valls,

the pope's spokesperson, told
reporters more than a year ago that a
papal visit to the Caribbean island
was probable in 1996.
But the 76-year-old pope's schedule
has been slowed by his health problems
- he is recovering now from an appen-
dix operation. And, according to U.S.
sources, no official invitation ever came
from Fidel Castro.
Reports of an impending papal visit
have disquieted the Cuban-American
National Foundation, the most powerful
political arm of the Cuban exile com-
munity in the United States. These
exiles fear the pope would mute his cnit-
icism of communism on Cuban soil,
instead celebrating closer relations
between the church and state there.
"If the pope is going to Cuba and the
visit is being controlled, we are not
happy about it," said Ninoska Perez,
foundation spokesperson in Miami. She
quoted her "sources in the island close
to the church" as reporting that the
regime would try to prevent any large
outdoor masses by the pope and insist
on setting up a photo of the pope shak-
ing the hand of Castro.

A widow carries her child home through a destroyed neighborhd in Kabul,
Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

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said LSA junior Dara Francis. "It
might make me a little more aware that
1 it happens."
AAPD detectives were scheduled to
meet yesterday with Southfield Police
Department detectives to discuss pos-
sible connections between the two
.1nost recent cases and at least one
ther sexual assault case reported in
Wayne County.
"Our detectives are meeting with
Southfield detectives to determine if
there are enough similarities in the
cases," Scheel said.
These most recent incidents
occurred after two cases of sexual
assault and robbery were reported on
campus over the weekend.
Last Saturday, a female University
student was sexually assaulted and
robbed at gunpoint at 8:30 a.m. in a
North Campus parking lot across from
Bursley residence hall. In a separate
case, a female University student was
sexually assaulted and robbed in her
room at South Quad last Sunday
Tuesday afternoon, a woman was
bound, sexually assaulted and robbed
in her apartment on the 400 block of
Nob Hill Place.
The suspect knocked on the victim's
door, saying he was a maintenance
man for Nob Hill Apartments and that
the woman had dropped mail in the
parking lot. He then forced his way
into the room, according to AAPD
The victim's mouth and hands were

duct-taped and handcuffed, and she
was threatened with a small handgun.
The man stole money and an ATM
card, forcing the victim to tell him the
PIN number. He escaped in an
unknown direction, and $300 was
taken from her account at two differ-
ent locations.
AAPD reports describe the suspect
as a 5-foot-10 to six-foot man, wear-
ing a gray sweatshirt with a hood,
brown Timberland boots, a fanny pack
around his waist and a baseball hat.
The man was 35-years-old and
unshaven, according to AAPD reports.
The second recent incident occurred
early Wednesday morning in the park-
ing lot of Slauson Middle School on
Washington Street.
According to AAPD reports, a
female employee was approached by a
unknown man in the school's parking
lot as she exited her vehicle at 6:49
a.m. The woman struggled with the
suspect, who then pulled a knife.
When the victim dropped her purse,
the suspect picked it up and fled the
scene towards Eighth Street.
AAPD reports describe the suspect
as a 5-foot-8 man, weighing 160
pounds. He was wearing dark pants
and a blue windbreaker with a hood
pulled up around the face.
The Department of Public Safety is
still investigating the two University
In the wake of the attacks, students
said they are not taking more precau-
tions when they travel around the city.
"I don't think I'll change my
habits," Francis said. "The incidents
didn't really surprise me."

LSA junior Marcus Wood said the
sheer number of people in Ann Arbor
translates into more crime.
"I wasn't surprised," Wood said.
"How many people live in Ann Arbor?
If you have this many people, there
will be crime."
Safewalk Co-coordinator Andrea
Lee said she has not seen a significant
increase in the number of walks
requested on Central Campus, but stu-
dents at North Campus have utilized
Northwalk more since the Bursley
"The walk numbers have been pret-
ty much staying the same since last
year at this time," said Lee, who coor-
dinated Northwalk last year.
"It's kinda hard to tell because the
number of walks will vary night to
night, but I know for Northwalk there
was definitely an increase when news
of the Bursley incident got around,"
said Lee, an LSA senior.
This weekend many female
University students will be participat-
ing in Sorority Rush, but chapter pres-
idents have a structured system to
keep track of rushees.
"We have a list of every girl that
comes, and if they didn't show up we
notify Panhel," said Alpha Epsilon Phi
President Lisa Rubin. "Most of the
parties are conducted during the day
because of safety."
Rubin said rush counselors called
Rho-Chis are stationed around differ-
ent houses and patrol the area to
ensure that rushees know where to go.
"We know what time they'll be there
and who is coming," Rubin said. "It's
a regimented schedule."

Continued from Page 1
examine situations in ch hall."
At last night's meeting, RIIA rep-
resentatives expressed concern about
"It certainly is a concern of mine.
I think the RNHIA hgs a ood record of
getting thing don for students, so
what they do l he a very big
help," said Engineering sophomore
Karsten Lipiec, president of Oxford
RHA is working with the support
of other student organizations,
including the Michigan Student
Once the task torce report is given
to RHA, the association will make
recommendations to University
"Housing and k HA ha ye a great
relationship. They are really recep-
tive to what we hae to say," Juip
Zeller said his division also has a
task force in the works.
The group will include Housing
staff and two student representatives,
with at least one student from RHA.
Marc Kaplan, coordinator of resi-
dence education f.r West Quad, will
chair the task force.
"Exterior-door access is the main
issue," Zeller said. "The task force
will be formed as soon as committee
members are appointed."
Both Juip and Wright strongly
encouraged concerned students to
contact the RHA task toree.
Wright and elected-Vice Chair
Colin Stee will begin the process of
choosing seven members for the task
force immediately .
Anyone interested can reach RHA
at 763-3497, or by e-mailing the task
force at rha.secury ") nich edu.

Keeping the peace
An Israeli soldier walks into Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem yesterday, which
was the site of gun fights between Israeli soldiers and Palestinean police
officers last month.

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VOTING SEASON is about to begin. A
very important National and City election
will be held-once again. Are you ready to
vote? Have you registered yet? Is your cur-
rent registration listed at your current
address? Have you moved since last year?
There is no need to fear. Just call the City of
Ann Arbor, City Clerks' office at: 994-2725.
I am sure you will hear: "yes, of course, you
can register, make changes, and ask
questions, here." This office can tell you
'where, "when," and "times" to vote. As
well, you can make arrangementsvfor an
"absentee" ballot vote. Please do not wait.
Please do not hesitate. October 7th is the
latesteregistration date. On November 5th.
Be ready ---Be prepared---Vote for your
favorite candidates!
Contact: The City of Ann Arbor, City Clerk
office (994-2725) or the Clerk of the
township where you live. If you will be away
on November 5th, make sure you contact the
clerks' office and request an "absentee''
ballot, right away.
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Continued from Page 1
general management. marketing,
finance and operations.
"(The University of Michigan) and
Harvard were the only two schools that
finished in the top 10 of all four cate-
gories," Leonhardt said.
The University also excelled in the
surveys given to recruiters and students.
"Michigan was the only school to get
straight A's," Leonhardt said.
All this praise was well-received by
B. Joseph White, dean of the Business
"We're really pleased a-out it,"
White said. "This ranking really helps

in building our global reputation."
But the No. 2 ranking didn't come
without criticism. Business Week cited
the high cost of the University's pro-
gram as one reason it didn't land the top
"(The Business School) is pricing
itself so that it really is not an entirely
welcoming institution. In that way, it's
more like a private school than a public
school. Given its mission, i a disturb-
ing thought," Leonhardt said.
"Of all the top public universities,
only graduates of Virginia come out
with more debt," Leonhardt said.
Leonhardt said the jump in
Michigan's rank comes partly from
innovations in the curriculum that

White instituted after taking over as
dean in 1990.
"About five years ago we began mak-
ing major changes in the MBA pro-
gram," White said. "I think the innova-
tions we put in place are paying off
Such innovations included "launch-
ing, among other things, a business ver-
sion of medical school residency, in
which student teams work at sponsor-
ing companies," Leonhardt said.
In addition to new initiatives, White
also noted the outstanding teaching
standard of the school's faculty.
"I feel very proud of the faculty and
students. They made this happen,"
White said.

Continued from Page 1
therefore not taken s eriously.
"Young people's problems aren't
seen as having a lot of magnitude or
seriousness until it escalates to the point
of someone being killed," Wright said.
The film featured facts and statistics
on dating violence and one young sur-
vivor telling her story. Audience mem-
bers said they found the information
"It's hard to believe that they can do
this to people they supposedly love,"

with. It is something that has to be
instilled in you," Murphy-Milano said.
Audience members said they felt the
speaker had an excellent message.
"I think the most important thing we
can do is educate men and women on
what is a healthy relationship and what
are the danger signs," said Social Work
graduate student Jana Mackie.
Following the film, George Lardner,
author of the book "The Stalking of
Kristin: How the Legal System Failed
My Daughter," spoke on the shortcom-
ings of the criminal justice system in
dealing with cases of violence against

Witness Exhibit that was set up in the
theater. Several bright red wooden
female silhouettes displayed- shields
telling the stories of women who died at
the hands of their partners.
The premiere was part of a series of
special events on campus for Domestic
Violence Awareness Month. Upcoming
events include a survivors' art exhibit in
the Michigan Union starting Oct. 21, the
10th annual Speakout for survivors on
Oct. 29, and a panel on violence in same-
sex relationships on Nov. 18. "Helping to
Heal" workshops for friends and fami-
lies of survivors will continue through-

in public and private sector grants & scholar-
ships is now available. All students are
eligible regardless of grades, income, or
parent's income. Let us help. Call Student
incial Services: 1-800-263-6495 ext.

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