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February 10, 1998

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AL JABER AIR BASE, Kuwait
The United States plans to send up to
3,000 additional Army soldiers to
Kuwait to shore up defenses here and
discourage Iraq from attempting any
retaliatory attack in the event of U.S. and
British air strikes, a senior U.S. military
official reported yesterday.
he announcement marked the lat-
in a sudden series of fresh deploy-
ments to the Persian Gulf region, sig-
naling intensified preparations for mil-
itary action even as U.S. officials con-
tinue to hold open the prospect of a
diplomatic solution to the confronta-
tion with Iraq over access by U.N.
inspectors to suspected weapons sites.
Gen. Anthony Zinni, commander of
U.S. forces in the Middle East, has
requested that the additional soldiers
ve within the next 10 days to join
about 1,500 ground troops already in
Kuwait participating in a previously
scheduled, routine exercise. By then,
the United States should have all the
forces in place for an air assault, the
senior official said.
While the attack plan would rely
largely on cruise missiles and strike air-
craft to destroy Iraqi targets, Zinni has
ved to bolster not only the armored
ny force in Kuwait but also the
Marine presence offshore out of con-
cern that Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein may try to lash out at this small
nation, which he invaded in 1990.
At the same time, the United States
and Britain have sent about 50 addition-
al strike and support aircraft to the Gulf
region on top of the 300 already posi-
tioned there. This surge in airborne fire-
power reflects further refinements in the
le plan, said the official, who has
played an important role in shaping it.
"I'm convinced that each day, right
up to the moment if it comes, we'll
keep refining the plan and, if neces-
sary, move the right kind of assets in or
out,' the official said, suggesting pos-
sibly more deployments later.
Defense Secretary William Cohen
interrupted his swing through Persian
'If capitals yesterday to visit this
rt air base south of Kuwait City.

Big House
may score
new board
® Athletics board Rose Bowl scoreboard in Pasadena) -
we will study various universities and
eXp cted to vote on ... other Big Ten scoreboards," Janveja
scoreboard proposal. said. "Hopefully, we will have a conclu-
sion at the end of this month to present
By Jennifer Yachnin to the regents in March."
Daily Staff Reporter In addition, Janveja said the
Touchdown! University must still look into manufac-
The simple scoreboards inside turers of the equipment for the displays.
Michigan Stadium may not record "We are still looking at our various
another down, if a proposal scheduled options and the manufactures who make
to be made at this Thursday's meeting various scoreboards," Janveja said.
of the Board in Control of The present scoreboards need to be
Intercollegiate Athletics is sent on to the moved in order to accommodate the sta-
University Board of Regents next dium expansion approved at
month. November's regents meeting.
A plan "has been discussed by the "The halo (of seats), which the
planning director, the administration regents approved in their (November)
and (University President Lee meeting, would be disrupted in two
Bollinger) - there are no final places by the present scoreboards,"
details yet," said Jack Janveja, direc- Janveja said. "To accomplish the halo,
tor of facilities, planning and design. the scoreboard needs to be moved."
"We really haven't done much work No budget has been discussed yet for
on it." the new displays, Janveja said. But if
The proposal would replace the cur- approved, the scoreboards could be in
rent scoreboards with technologically the Big House by the first game of the
advanced units, complete with a video 1998 season.
screen for instant replays. "If the regents approve the idea in
"They want to upgrade to the latest, March, we are hoping to get the score-
state-of-the-art scoreboard with replay board ready by September," Janveja said.
features," Janveja said. "It will be Students and Michigan football fans
(constructed on) both ends and will had varying opinions on the idea of
replace both scoreboards on each replacing the boards, debating between
side" tradition and enriching the Michigan
The proposal is currently being football experience.
reviewed by the architectural firm of "It might be cool, but it will lessen
Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, the tradition of the stadium," said
Janveja said. The firm is involved in the Engineering senior Mike Khomutin,
Master Plan, an initiative commis- who paints himself and sports a wig
sioned by Bollinger to bring physical for football games. "It's an old-time
cohesion to the University community. stadium and if you put in a scoreboard
In order to select the style and size of with TVs, it will hamper the tradi-
the new displays, University officials tion."
will study scoreboards and stadiums at Khomutin said the present score-
other major universities. boards should be placed behind the new
"It will be a little smaller than (the See SCOREBOARD, Page 2

JOHN KRAFT/Day
LSA junior Jeffrey Firestone, vice president of the Student Book Exchange, testifies yesterday before members of the
Michigan House of Representative's College and University Committee. Firestone said textbooks should be tax-exempt.
B may cut textbook taxes

By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
State legislators visited Ann Arbor
yesterday to hold a discussion on the
implications rising text book prices
could have on the University communi-
ty. Their primary focus was on a pro-
posed House bill that would exempt
textbooks from the state's sales tax.
State Rep. Deborah Cherry (D-
Burton), chair of the House Colleges
and Universities Committee, said the
forum was an attempt to understand
how the bill would affect Michigan stu-
dents.
"It makes most sense to talk to the

people directly affected by (the bill),"
Cherry said. "It was really productive."
L.SA junior Jeffrey Firestone, vice
president of the Student Book
Exchange, said the proposed bill would
help students. ie said that while the tax
exemption would not save students
large amounts of money, every bit of
savings helps.
"It's the simplest way that the state
can support the universities," Firestone
said. "This would help mitigate the cost
of books without the state having to
provide (additional) loans or programs
to students."
Members of the panel said the plan

would save students approximately $30
per term on their books. Olga Savic,
Michigan Student Assembly vice presi-
dent, said money could go to other
basic living necessities for students.
"That's about the cost of paper for
resumes, a couple electric bills, or even
a whole new book," Savic said.
LSA senior Barry Rosenberg, an
MSA representative, said that the bill is
a good idea, but legislators and com-
munity members should not stop with
this proposal.
The actual cost of textbooks is a
major problem, Rosenberg said. Ie
See TEXTBOOK, Page 7

Senate debates aid to drug offenders

By Peter Romer-Friedman
waily Staff Reporter
Student drug offenders across Michigan may lose
inancial-aid benefits if the state Senate approves a
s of 11 bills today.
he bills, which the Senate's Committee on
ducation have already passed, crack down on drug
ealers and possessors who have received federal
ourt orders by denying them student loans, grants
md other forms of financial aid.
"The bottom line and basic requirement is that you
lo not break the law and receive tax payers' dollars for
ligher education," said state Sen. Loren Bennett (R-

Canton), a co-sponsor of the bills. "The hope is that it
will be a deterrent. It's one more reason for people not
to take part in drug trafficking."
Bennett and other co-sponsors said the bills would
both reduce drug use in Michigan and reinforce the
federal government's Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988,
which first allowed federal judges to take away stu-
dent loans, grants and other forms of financial aid.
"It's a part of an overall anti-drug campaign strategy,"
said State Sen. Bill Bullard (R-Milford), a co-sponsor of
the bills. "We're implementing the federal statutes."
Although Bullard said he hopes to receive biparti-
san support for the bills in today's session, Sen. Jim

Berryman (U-Adrian) said there are many problems
with the bills that the sponsors must address.
"My reaction is that this looks punitive," he said.
"There are a lot of questions that I've asked that haven't
been brought up. I'm confused why they're pushing this
bill when it will affect few Michigan citizens."
These bills mark a trend in the state Legislature to
impose unnecessary penalties, Berryman said.
"We do this over and over again and it's like once
you've committed a felony, you might as well have a
scarlet 'F' on your face," Berryman said. "There's a lot
of other things we can be doing to get to the root of the
See DRUGS, Page 2

One Fine day

City hires students
to study parking

By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
Some Public Policy students have ana-
lyzed one of the most chaotic situations
in the state - parking in Ann Arbor.
The Downtown Development
Authority and the city of Ann Arbor
jointly commissioned a study from the
six students, who presented their find-
ings to city council last night's meeting.
The purpose of the study was to
determine where and when people park
in city parking lots and structures.
"On South (University Avenue),
everybody just assumes that a lot of stu-
dents park there," said Kim Hill, city
administrative assistant.
But until now, no one knew the
demographics of parking, he said.
According to the report, 47 percent
of the customers in the Forest Street

we fixing the parking structures? Why
not sell them and let someone else fix
them?"' said Susan Pollay, executive
director of the DDA.
According to the report, the struc-
tures are not financially self-sufficient
because of extensive on-going renova-
tions.
The students became involved
through courses in the University's
School of Public Policy in which stu-
dents are commissioned to study issues
for state and municipal governments.
"We don't want to be a typical intern-
ship," said University Research
Investigator Marlowe Greenberg, who
supervised the class. "We want to provide
a service and get paid for that service."
Hill said the School of Public
Policy's relationship with the city began
last year with a study on the ramifica-

JOHN KRAFT/Daily
SNRE first-year student Rylend Grant reads the precautions on a box of
Vivarin. Some students use drugs to keep from falling asleep.
School schedule
atr lepnghabi

By Heather Wiggin
Daily Staff Reporter
College students are known for their
unusual sleep patterns. Pulling all-
night study sessions, sleeping until late
afternoon and sleeping during class are
all common sights on campus.
These occurrences may be caused
by the human body's biological clock,

"Ordinarily, the clock is sensitive
to stimuli from the outside. It's set
accurately to be in phase with the
light cycle," Easter said.
This explains why people experi-
ence jet lag after traveling. But their
biological clock can adjust to the
change.
LSA first-year student Ari Derrow

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