2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 11, 1997 NATIONIWORLD
U.S. seeks consequences against Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States
asked the U.N. Security Council yesterday to condemn
Iraq and threaten it with "serious consequences"
unless Baghdad backs down from its refusal to coop-
erate with Americans on U.N. weapons inspection
Despite the harsh words, the United States appeared
more interested in preserving council unity than pun-
Russian Ambassador Sergey Lavrov said his gov-
ernment opposes "any threat or use of force" in the
crisis and indicated Iraq's complaints needed to be
The U.S. envoy to the United Nations, Bill
Richardson, said the United States opposes Iraq's
request for a Security Council hearing to air its griev-
ances. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, who
made the request, wants to argue Baghdad's case that
the Americans are manipulating the U.N. inspection
Arriving for the private council meeting,
Richardson said he would ask the 15-member body to
adopt a "strong resolution" to condemn Iraq, demand
full compliance with U.N. orders, impose a travel ban
on Iraqi officials who interfere with inspections and
warn of "serious consequences to follow."
Richardson said if the council refuses, "all bets are
go, all options are open."
Significantly, council diplomats, speaking on con-
dition of anonymity, said the American proposal did
not declare that Iraq had breached the 1991 Gulf War
cease-fire - a condition for military action to force
It appeared the U.S. priority was to get all 15 coun-
cil members to state for the record that what Iraq did
was illegal rather than push for punishing measures or
The council meeting ended after about 2 1/2 hours
and there was no indication when a vote would be
taken. U.N. officials said they expected it by midweek.
The diplomatic sources said France argued that
Baghdad should be given more time to comply with
U.N. orders before the council adopts punitive measures.
They said U.S. and British diplomats were working
last night on a draft resolution. Faced with Russian
and French objections, the final draft was expected to
soften the warning from "serious consequences" to
Washington is furious at Iraq for refusing to coop-
erate with American weapons inspectors and threaten-
ing to fire on U.S.-piloted U-2 surveillance planes fly-
ing U.N. missions.
France, China and Russia have joined with
Washington in demanding that President Saddam
Hussein rescind his decision to expel the six American
inspectors from Iraq.
A U.S.-British proposal imposing an automatic
travel ban failed last month to gain support of five of
the 15 council members. But U.S. and British officials
were hopeful they would change their minds.
Before the council session, Aziz said Iraq wanted a
reduction in the number of Americans in the U.N.
Special Commission on Iraq. Iraq also wants a
timetable for ending the inspections and lifting eco-
nomic sanctions imposed after Iraq's 1990 invasion of
Kuwait, which led to the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
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Dems urge change in trade bills
WASHINGTON - Victorious over their own president, House Democratic
leaders urged the White House yesterday to rewrite unpopular trade legislation to
give greater protections to workers and the environment.
"I stand ready ... to work with the president to shape a new trade policy, oneIhat
addresses worker rights, food safety, consumer protection and the environment;,
said Democratic Whip David Bonior at a joint news conference with the pa's
House leader, Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt.
They spoke after Clinton, choosing retreat over defeat, announced he was shelv-
ing plans to seek passage this year of legislation designed to ease the way for future
free trade agreements.
"This is not dead," the president insisted, although he conceded that had
it come to a vote late Sunday in the House, as planned, there was a "sub-
stantial chance" of failure. By all counts, scarcely more than 40 of the more
than 200 Democrats in the House had committed to supporting the measure
as Gephardt, Bonior and a coalition of labor, environmental and other
groups battled against it.
Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Republican leadership, backed by corporate
America, said they had rounded up more than 150 members of the GOP rank-@-
file for the measure.
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Sarah Heuser, SAPAC interim
director, said it is important to sup-
port individuals who have been sex-
ually assaulted in whatever legal or
emotional choices they make.
*"However a person chooses to sur-
vive is right for that person at that
'time," Heuser said,
Heuser said that to aid the legal
processes, SAPAC officials caution
those who have been sexually assaulted
hot to shower or wash clothes or items,
such as sheets, related to the incident
before contacting the police.
"These materials go to the state
investigate the incident,'
Individuals who have been sexually
assaulted should go to the emergency
room to be checked for injury. There are
injuries, such as internal bleeding, that
may not be detected from just looking
at the person. Medical personnel may
also test for sexually transmitted dis-
eases or administer profilactric treat-
ments, Heuser said.
University midwives use a sexual
assault examination kit to collect evi-
dence that would support a possible
"It is best if collected within the first
eight to 10 hours after the sexual
assault," Heuser said.
SAPAC and other crisis lines have the
most up-to-date information medically
and legally for callers, Heuser said.
"For friends and family of a survivor
it is important to support her/him in
whatever decision he/she makes,"
Heuser said. "It is important for people
to know that most sexual assaults are
committed by people they know."
DPS is following up on leads and
is currently soliciting the help of the
public. Anyone in the area Sunday
night who may have seen anything
related to the incident is encouraged
to contact DPS at 763-3434.
SAPAC's 24-hour crisis hotline num-
ber is 936-3333 and the Assault Crisis
Center can be reached at 483-7273.
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"Thank you Judge Zobel - Elton," said one sign held
by a supporter. Others drank champagne.
The baby's parents, Sunil and Deborah Eappen, were
out of state.
But in suburban Chicago, the child's grandmother said the
decision upholds the essence of the jury's finding.
'It still proves that she's guilty," Achamma Eappen
said from her home in Hinsdale, Ill.
"All that we wanted was for us to know what has real-
ly happened, and this still shows that she's guilty."
Prosecutors immediately said that they would appeal,
and Zobel ordered Woodward to stay in Massachusetts
until a court decides she can leave.
"In all my years of prosecuting cases this is the most bizarre
series of events I have ever seen, perhaps the most bizarre
series of events that anyone has ever seen in this courthouse,"
said District Attorney Tom Reilly. "I'm sickened by what hap-
pened. I'm saddened by what happened. I really am."
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interim director of customer rela-
tions and support. "It was an addi-
tional burden on users. We want
people to get the services they need
without putting in effort to get
Burns said there will never be a
denial of service under the new system.
But this change in policy will not
benefit all users.
"Any system that tries to meet the
needs of most people won't meet the
needs of some people," Addis said.
The convenience of the new pack-
age comes at the expense of its flex-
ibility. Users with specialized
needs, such as large amounts of
laser printing or file storage, can't
concentrate their funds on one ser-
vice anymore. These users will have
to pay additional fees to get the
same services they received under
the old system. Also, many users
will automatically get services they
might not use.
But lTD is confident that this won't
be a problem for most users.
"You'll figure out what are you will-
ing to pay for, and what are you willing
to do without," Burns said.
Burns added that the problems with
the new system are more than offset by
the problems of the old one.
"Fewer people will be affected by the
loss of flexibility than the number of
people that were affected by denial of
services," she said.
This policy change is not a first for
lTD, which has continually changed its
policies throughout the years to meet
the changing technology needs of the
University since the mid-eighties.
"In some ways, this is just anoth-
er step in the evolution of this pro-
gram," Burns said. "We'll continu-
ally be looking at the services, so
people can get the best out of them."
MCI merger makes
How much is MCI really worth?
The question is much on the minds
of the company's shareholders follow-
ing the sweetened bid yesterday of
WorldCom Inc., which agreed to pay
$51 a share in WorldCom stock for the
long-distance carrier. That would make
the deal worth $37 billion, by far the
largest merger in U.S. history.
British Telecommunications PLC,
which owns 20 percent of MCI
Communications Corp. and had
offered $33.60 a share for the compa-
ny in August, will get a $6.9 billion
cash payout for its stake in the compa-
ny. That represents a 52 percent pre-
mium over the value it had placed on.
Another suitor, GTE Corp., had
offered $40 a share, entirely in cash, on
Oct. 15. That valued MCI at $28 bil-
lion. GTE's offer came in response to
WorldCom's first offer two weeks ear-
lier of $41 a share, all in WorldCom
At the close of trading yesterday,
Wall Street valued MCI at $41.50, up
$4.62 1/2, on the New York Stock
Exchange. WorldCom shares closed at
$30.93 3/4, down $2.18 3/4, suggestng
some concern that the company is
either paying too much for MCI or that
its prospects for growth aren't as ly
as company executives believe.
High Court upholds
WASHINGTON - The strip
search of two 8-year-old Alabama
schoolgirls over a missing $7 did
not so clearly violate the
Constitution's ban on "unreason
searches" as to permit a damage'Wit
against school officials, accorng
to a ruling the Supreme Court let
The case illustrates how the more
conservative federal judges have
shrunk the scope of individual
rights and given public officinh a
much broader shield from damage
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TOKYO - Foreigners detained in
Japan are subject to violence, racism and
even sexual assault by immigration offi-
cials, police and prison guards, Amnesty
International charged yesterday
The London-based human rights
organization said Japanese officials
have tried to ignore or cover-up ill
treatment of detained foreigners. It
urged the government to begin an inde-
pendent review of the situation.
The 46-page report detailed 18.
recent cases of foreigners who alleged-
ly were mistreated while in detention.
"It shows patterns," said Pierre
Robert, an Amnesty official who
helped compile the report. "It shows
that human rights violations are not
The report said an Iranian man died
after what his wife claims was a beat-
ing by immigration and police officers,
and a Chinese woman being held for
overstaying her visa had to abort her
pregnancy after not being given proper
In a written response, the goverment
denied that official malfeasance or negli-
gence were to blame in either case.
Kazuhiko Nanbu, a Justice Ministry
spokesperson, said the ministry ha ot
had enough time to fully examinl
the allegations in the report, but added
he is confident foreigners' rights are
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LONDON - British archaeologists
announced yesterday the discovern
enormous prehistoric ceremonial s n
England that they said is larger and as
significant as Stonehenge, one of this
country's most visited attractions.
The buried site at Stanton Drew in
Surrey was discovered unexpectedly'this
fall during a routine geophysical survey
of an archaeological site containing three
stone circles. Scientists long had known
of the existence of those stone cireles,
which had drawn little attention overthe
years because of their remote loca4i.
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