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2- The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 17, 1997
Israeli soldiers hand over power i*n Hebron

The Washington Post
HEBRON, West Bank - Toward the end, as the
moment neared, the handing over of power in the West
Bank city of Hebron became a strangely prosaic affair
After all the years of blood and routine violence, all
the apocalyptic words, all the countless hours of bar-
gaining and interventions of statesmen near and far, the
act of departure by Israeli troops came down to putting
things in boxes and putting the boxes on trucks.
Muted and huddling for warmth in the driving rain,
Palestinians began to gather at dusk - by dozens and
then by hundreds - at the three-story stone fortress atop
Hebron's highest hill. Known as the Imara, it was built
by the British, passed to the Jordanians, captured by the
Israelis and prepared yesterday for transfer to the city's
new masters from Yasser Arafats Palestinian Authority.
The 400 Palestinian police who will take control,
their names and the serial numbers of their weapons

already conveyed to Israeli commanders, moved from
staging areas outside town to inconspicuous gathering
points inside. Col. Mohammed Jibri, who will be the
police chief here, moved his furniture and office staff
into a whitewashed building that used to house the
city's motor vehicle bureau.
Itching to get out and fearful of the consequences of
a prolonged transition, Israel's army spent the day
packing - even as the parliament in Jerusalem
engaged in a daylong debate over the government's
agreement to withdraw from four-fifths of the city.
The vote in the 120-member body, its outcome a
forgone conclusion, approved the pact late yesterday
night, 87-17, as members of the opposition Labor
Party as well as left-wing and Arab factions voted with
Netanyahu's ruling Likud party.
At the very moment yesterday morning when Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began defending the
Hebron accord, primarily against legislators in his own

governing coalition, the army was hauling down
Israel's blue-and-white flag and loading an armored
sentry post from Hebron's Glass Junction onto a
flatbed truck.
Rain-soaked Israeli conscripts split open sand bags,
hoisted cement blocks and bundled up the apparatus
of an occupation that began in 1967. Like the soldiers,
a majority of Hebron's 130,000 Palestinians were born
after that year and have never known any other rule.
"The most important change will be a feeling of
protection," said Mohammed Mayalleh, 25, who rents
out wedding tents. With only occupation troops in
charge until now, he said, "there was no one to com-
plain to except God" for the ordinary work of police.
"When we went to the Israeli army, They would tell us
to go ask Abu Ammar" -- Arafat's longtime guerrilla
Confident of parliamentary victory he tried to rally
his own discontented legislators.

Panel to set hearings for Gingich
WASHINGTON - The House ethics committee last night
struggled to reach agreement on a schedule that would salvage
at least an abbreviated public presentation of its case against
House Speaker NewtGingrich (R-Ga.) and culminate in a rec-
ommendation on the punishment he should receive for break-
ing House rules.
The committee could hold its hearing as soon as this
afternoon, but it appeared unlikely the televised session
would last more than a single day or that special counsel
James Cole would be allowed to review his written report 5
more than briefly. Under the format being discussed, most Gi ch
of the session would be a debate over Cole and Gingrich's
defense team's proposals for Gingrich's punishment.
Cole's report spelling out the details of the case against Gingrich is likely to run
hundreds of pages and was due at midnight last night. It will be sent to all 435 law-
makers so they can review it before Tuesday, when the Republican leadership has
scheduled the vote on Gingrich's punishment.
The single committee session and curtailed opportunity for Cole to present his c
would be a different format than the one agreed to last week bycommittee members.

Continued from Page 1
schools is about as unscientifically
based as anything I have ever heard of.
That's not what bar tests are for."
The aim of the University Law
School education is not to train the stu-
dents to pass the Michigan bar exam,
Lehman said.
"I think each is trying in our own
way to provide an intellectual environ-
ment (that will allow students) to have
meaningful careers as attorneys,"
Lehman said. "It is true that our stu-
dents are recruited around the country,
so they don't just take the Michigan bar
Lehman says that although the
focus of the law school is not the bar
exam, he believes the education pro-
vides the Law School should allow
students to perform successfully on
the exam.
Law Prof. Thomas Kauper said he
does not believe that the exam's results
will affect the University's program.
"I don't think that it will have
much to do with admissions," Kauper
-Daily Staff Reporter Jeffrey Kosseff
contributed to this report.

Continued from Page 1.
Appropriations Sub-Committee on
Higher Education.
Landefeld said the attitude among
non-minority faculty and students was
that minority students received entry
into the University through lower stan-
"I put a lot of blood and sweat and
tears into the University," Landefeld
said. "I was very active in the recruit-
ment and retention of minority stu-
dents. One of the principal roles (of
such a position) is to be an advocate of
the students. I want them to know that
k -n k r there is someone outside of the
For 24-hout concert and club no dial 313-99-MUSICww9 University who still cares."

Continued from Page 1
The proportion of clinics experienc-
ing severe violence has declined from
more than 50 percent in 1995 to 29.5
percent last year, Smeal said of the sur-
vey of 312 clinics in 45 states and the
District of Columbia. Abortion-rights
advocates attributed the decline to pas-
sage of the Freedom ofAccess to Clinic
Entrances law, which rakes it a feder-
al crime to physically block access to
clinics, damage their property or inter-
fere with or intimidate their staff or
Since 1982, the BATF has investigat-
ed at least 179 incidents of arson and
bombings targeting abortion clinics.
Continued from Page 1
the candidate that was unflattering, that
will remain unknown to the public
under this legislation," Lowenstein
said. "I think more information about
candidates for public office is better
than less information."
Jeffrey Lehman, dean of the
University Law School and former
chair of the Presidential Search
Advisory Committee, applauded the
provision. He said it will guarantee
honest candidate evaluations because
the fear of releasing the letters to the
public would be eliminated.
"If you're working for someone and
you're asked to give a candid opinion,
you will often give strengths and weak-
nesses,' Lehman said. "You will often
be happy to say them, but you would
not be happy to say them to the news-
Other provisions of the law include:
A requirement that all requests for
information be in writing. Requests by
fax or e-mail are also acceptable.
8 A requirement that each public
body appoints a FOIA coordinator,
who will receive and respond to all
requests. Morrisey already serves in
this capacity for the University,
8 An allowance for internal admin-
istrative appeals of FOA denials
before the matter goes to court.
Appeals to FOA may be made to the
University Board of Regents, before
going to Circuit Court.
Phillips praised this amendment, say-
ing it provided another channel for citi-
zens to make an appeal for information.
"I believe it is a valuable additional
remedy for citizens because it allows
citizens to have a second view of a
denial of their rights," Phillips said.
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Cosby's son shot,
kille in drive-by
LOS ANGELES - The son of one
of America's most beloved television
entertainers, Bill Cosby, was shot dead
yesterday in an apparently random
attack along a lonely stretch of road in
the Santa Monica Mountains.
Ennis William Cosby, 27, was found
at about 1:45 a.m. by a passing
motorist, lying next to his dark green
Mercedes-Benz convertible with the
trunk and passenger door open, police
said. The doctoral student was appar-
ently attempting to change a flat tire
when his assailant struck. Police said
they had no evidence he was singled
out for attack.
"He was my hero," a puffy-eyed
Cosby told reporters outside his four-
story house on Manhattan's Upper East
The entertainer, who was reached by
police on the New York set of his CBS
comedy, "Cosby," issued a statement
saying: "We have every confidence in
the LAPD, Our hearts go out to each

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and every family where such an inci-
dent occurs. This is a life experiene:
that is truly difficult to share."
A female witness to at least part o,
the incident has given police the
description of a white male suspect, but
no further details have been released.
Raytheon to buy
defense operations
NEW YORK - Raytheon Co.
maker of the Patriot missile, won the
bidding yesterday to buy the defense
operations of Hughes Electronics from
General Motors Corp. in a $9.5-billion
The combination would create:t
nation's third-largest defense contrP
tor, behind Boeing Co. and Lockheed
Martin Corp.
The deal, the most recent combiia-
tion in the fast-consolidating defense
industry, represents a setback for
Northrop Grumman Corp., which was
also a bidder for the Hughes unit.
The Hughes Olefense unit builds mis-
siles and employs 40,000.


Attempt to impeach
eltsm put on hold
MOSCOW - Russian parliamen-
tary leaders dropped their attempt to
impeach BorisYeltsin over his ill health
yesterday, and the Kremlin said the
hospitalized president's condition is
The Communist lawmaker behind
the long-shot ouster attempt pledged to
push ahead with it on his own next
Yeltsin had been sidelined since last
summer with heart trouble and has
been in the Kremlin hospital with
pneumonia since Jan. 8. His hard-line ~
foes in parliament have called for his
removal, even though the administra-
tion insists the president is expected to
return to full health.
A day after legal advisers told parlia-
mentary deputies they had no constitu-
tional right to remove the president, the
speaker of the lower house said the
motion would not be raised for debate
- for now.
"We must heed our legal section's
advice and take the issue off the agen-

da," Duma speaker Gennad'
Seleznyov, a Communist, told
Viktor Ilyukhin, who raised the
impeachment proposal, dropped f**'
demand that the Duma debate the issa,
Friday, citing requests by several fac-'
tions for more time to study it.

Surgeon infects
patient with HIV

PARIS - A French surgeon who
apparently passed on the AIDS virus to
a patient during an operation - ye
after he unknowingly was infected
another patient -called yesterday for
anyone undergoing surgery to be tested 7
for the virus.
Dr. Patrick Cohen said surgeons, too,
should be tested for HIV to avpid
spreading the disease during surgery.
"It's necessary to take steps, and'
rapidly - to test all the patients we
operate on, and eventually all the sur
geons,' Cohen told France Info radio
- Compiledfom Daily wire reports.


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