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One /hundred five years of edi-l freedom


September 4, 1996

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Saddam vows to

down U.S.
States fired a hailstorm of cruise mis-
siles at Iraqi air-defense sites for the
second time in 24 hours to destroy tar-
gets that survived yesterday's initial
The strike came 12 hours after
President Clinton warned that a defiant
Saddam Hussein must "pay a price" for
his bold aggression since the Persian
Gulf War.
Acknowledging that the first effort
had fallen short, Pentagon spokesper-
son Ken Bacon said, "This is what we
would call a mop-up operation."
He said two of the four Iraqi air
defense targets had to be struck again.
He did not elaborate.
Another official put it this way: "We
have to go back and get what we
"Like the initial strike, tonight's
attack is necessary to ensure the safety
of aircraft and crews operating in the
expanded no-fly zone," White House
spokesperson Mike McCurry said in a
He said U.S. military forces "carried
out additional strikes against Iraqi air
defense sites located below the 33rd
parallel," beginning at 8 p.m EDT,
AP PHOTO which was Wednesday morning local

Attack alarms
Arab stuidents
By Ann Stewart
Deaily Staff' Reporter
Arab American students say the
bombing carried out in response to
Saddam Hussein's agression should
raise concern for the Iraqi people.
The United States fired 44 cruise
missiles into Iraq in response to
Saddam Hussein's attacks on a
Kurdish town.
Though the students did not
defend Saddam Hussein's alleged
violations of human rights, they felt
that the bombing was not the answer.
"It's not punishing Saddam. He
is living in his palace. There are
better ways to act against Saddam,
rather than the Iraqi population,"
said Niman Shukairy, an LSA
Sami Abbasi, an LSA senior,
agreed the bombing would do more
harm to Iraq's citizens than to their
"It will in no way hurt Saddam
Hussein. He's not the one who is
going to have to suffer,' Abbasi
The Pentagon reported that five
Iraqi deaths resulted from bomb-
ings of military targets. It denied
reports that a housing complex was
attacked. However, students were
still concerned about the potential
suffering of Iraqi civilians.
See REACTION, Page 16

Clinton scores biparti-
san praise in election
fray. Page 17

A total of 17 cruise missiles were
fired from three U.S. Navy ships and
one submarine located in the Persian
Gulf, Pentagon sources said. Twenty-
seven had been fired during the initial
An administration official said that if
the second strike is successful. "there
See ATTACK, Page 16

Students survive first day
with excitement, anxiety

By Anu Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter

After Michigan delegates pumped upj
crowds in Chicago and San Diego this
summer, both the Republican and
Democratic parties are expecting their
prominent politicians to deliver the key
state in November's election.
Michigan's local politicians have
gained national acclaim since the 1992
election, and officials from both parties
x t they can turn the state into a
s nghold for their respective cam-
paigns. Michigan Gov. John Engler,
who was considered one of GOP nomi-
nee Bob Dole's top choices for the vice
presidential spot on the Republican
ticket, took the podium in San Diego
along with Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-
Several Michigan Democrats held
prime time spots at the Democratic
tional Convention in Chicago,
tding Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor), Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, who was
hailed throughout the week for the
city's recent renovations.
Archer said the combinationaof
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and
Pennsylvania can make or break a pres-
idential campaign. A victory in
Michigan paves the way to Ohio and
Y ' ois, he said.
When you look at the midwestern
states - if you can't win Michigan,
you can't win it," Archer said. "You
need a combination of those four states
to win office"
Although Engler also trumped

In an annual ritual, the campus came
alive yesterday with the infusion of stu-
dents and professors into buildings and
on sidewalks as the first day of classes
For many students, the first day
meant wait lists, last-minute CRISPing
and long book lines. '
Some older students agreed that the
first day of classes still gives them but-
terfl ies.
"It's still scary," said LSA junior
Kendra Weatherhead. "You have a cer-
tain habit of being a student, and then
you work all summer. Do I remember
how to take notes and how to study?"
LSA senior Katie Montgomery said
she still faces anxiety whenever classes
begin even though Ann Arbor is her
"I think it's worrying about how you
are going to do because you don't
know what to expect," Montgomery
said yesterday outside her German
class in the Modern Languages
"Running around campus for
books and supplies has been exhaust-
ing," said LSA sophomore Carlos

"I've gotten into the classes I wanted,
but it's been pretty tiring," Evans said.
"Everyone is trying to do the same
thing all at one time."
For others, the first day was a bless-

ing. They enjoyed
their first meeting
with professors
and just getting
back into a regu-
lar routine.
first-year student
Paul Park, who
lives in Bursley
Hall, said he has
been waiting for
classes to start since
the weekend.



as imper4
LSA fir
he moved in over

been taught
e r, Y by professors,
not staff,"
s a a as I Roselle said.
n "Two for two
is really good.
- Brian Taylor They've been
st-year student funny and
really nice."
S o m e
returning students said they especially
noticed the Class of 2000 as they
searched for buildings and other desti-
"Nothing has changed that much,
just a lot of new faces," said
Engineering sophomore Jorge
Martinez. "A lot of people look lost."
LSA second-year student Emily
Parker agreed.
"It's been fun to watch all the first-
year students, looking around where
they're going," Parker said.

I expected," Taylor said.
LSA first-year student Cynthia
Roselle agreed that the personal con-
tact with professors was a pleasant sur-
"The most notable thing is that my

"It's much better starting school than
doing nothing in the dorm," Park said.
LSA first-year student Brian Taylor
said he was impressed by the setting of
University classrooms.
"The learning environment seems
much more interesting and stimulating
than high school," Taylor said. "I also
like the fact that teachers let me call
them by their first name.
"It's not nearly as impersonal as what

Tuba reflection
The tuba rank of the Michigan Marching Band practices yesterday on
Elbel Field.

New season, same issues for MSA Nso

While the number of parties on the
Michigan Student Assembly grew after last
winter's election, the number of members has
slowly declined.
Two more assembly members dropped their
party affiliations at last night's MSA meeting.

- we all want the same things."
It is not necessarily the parties themselves,
but the party leaders that have encouraged
party-line voting and division among assembly
members, Burden asserted. The popularity con-
test that parties are designed to avoid still exists,
but is feuled by the party leaders, he said.
"It ends up being not the popularity of each

importance of parties to the members has
severely declined," Burden said.
The growing number of independents on the
assembly has encouraged communication
between members rather than just party negoti-
ations, said independent Rackham Rep. John
"Because of the fact that there's a lot more
ndpndents on the asse~mbly. we're'able to


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