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expected to comment today after reviewing the pact.
Most students found the probability of a diplomat-
ic solution encouraging in terms of its ramifications of
peace in the often volatile Middle East region.
LSA sophomore Nick Delgado said he is pleased
with the apparent agreement and is curious about the
Clinton administration's response.
"I think (the agreement) is very positive," Delgado
said. "It will be very interesting to see how the Clinton
administration handles it. It's deeper than just this
incident. Initially, the U.S. might be a little wary."
Delgado said the agreement will likely eliminate
the possibility of the United States destroying Iraqi
weapons and possibly overthrowing Hussein.
"I don't think the U.S. should be in a position to take

a political leader out of position anywhere in the world,"
Delgado said. "if they feel they have that power, then
there is something wrong"
ROTC students and faculty declined comment on the
situation. One ROTC student said he was advised not to
answer any questions regarding the standoff with Iraq. A
lieutenant from ROTC said he was concerned that his
opinions might be construed to reflect the position of the
U.S. Navy, for which he currently works.
Engineering senior Darrick Holland said peace
should be the federal government's primary focus.
"Obviously, peace is better than war," Holland said.
"If peace is an alternative, then it should be taken. If
they've come to an agreement, they shouldn't have to
worry about Saddam, at least in theory."
History Prof. Juan Cole, who teaches courses in
Middle Eastern studies, addressed the possible range
of U.S. reactions to the tentative resolution.

"If Saddam has agreed with Kofi Annan to allow U.N.
inspection of weapon-producing and storage areas, then
there is some chance that the agreement will be accept-
able to the U.S," he said. Cole added that the difference
between the U.N. and U.S. approaches is not one of strat-
egy, but immediate tactic.
University alumnus Louise Tamires accepted the
news with a bit of skepticism. "It's hard to have an opin-
ion because I'm leery about the U.S. and its misinfor-
mation campaign. I don't believe they're giving us the
whole story, I believe they're releasing certain facts to
sway public opinion;" Tamires said.
Tamires also questioned the purpose of U.S. mili-
tary involvement. "It makes me wonder what we're
fighting for? Are we still interested in oil? Is that the
determining factor, or are the chemical weapons the
actual concern? Part of me is a passifist. If you don't
bug people, they won't bug you," Tamires said.


Weapons search may not be feasible
WASHINGTON - Even if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has backed down,
the U.N. program to find and dismantle Iraq's deadliest arms may now be so badly
handicapped that inspectors are unlikely to ever complete their mission, U.N. and
U.S. officials privately warn.
A secret Iraqi plan to abolish the inspections and new efforts by Russia and ot
countries to dilute the power of weapons inspectors together are seriously erod
the United Nations' ability to ensure destruction of all of Iraq's nuclear, biological
and chemical weapons and ballistic missiles. "There's only a remote chance the
U.N. will be able to finish its job," a senior U.N. diplomat said.
The primary problem is in Baghdad, the officials said. Iraq plotted secretly in
1995 to terminate the inspection program, according to Iraqi officials, and
Hussein's recent challenges to the U.N. effort stem from that plan.
Last October, Iraq ordered the expulsion of American weapons inspectors, a cri-
sis resolved at the last minute by Russian intervention. The current crisis centers
on Baghdad's refusal to allow any weapons inspectors access to so-called presi-
dential sites, where the U.N. charges weapons may be stored.
Iraq's decision last Oct. 29 "to expel the U.N. team in charge of inspect
weapons of mass destruction ... was ... neither sudden nor reactive" Iraqi V

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LSA sophomore Angie Sweeney said
she followed women's figure skating
because of the extensive media cover-
age it received.
"The only thing I watched was the
women's ice skating" Sweeney said. "I
think there was more publicity about
that part of the Olympics."
The next-day television coverage of
many competitions took away some of
the excitement of the games because
the outcomes already had been report-
ed, Sweeney said.
"I don't even know why I watched
the skating because I knew who won...
everyone knew what the results were,"
Sweeney said.
A number of University athletes
already are looking forward to compet-
ing in the Olympic games in the year
"I'm training with the (Michigan
men's cross country) team right now.
My plans are to continue here until the

Olympics," said Kevin Sullivan, a
member of the Michigan men's cross
country team.
Sullivan, an Engineering senior,
said he has experienced some added
stress while preparing for the Olympic
"There is some additional stress in
trying to be a student and trying to be
an Olympic quality athlete," said
Sullivan, adding that it is important to
have a college degree to supplement his
academic career.
Although he is looking forward to
qualifying for the 2000 Olympics,
Sullivan said he did not pay special
attention to the recent games.
"I've been watching bits and pieces
of the Olympics when I can," Sullivan
said. "I don't pay any more attention to
them than I would in any other sport in
any other time of the year."
After graduating this May, Sullivan
said he plans to devote time to training.
"I plan on working as a full-time ath-
lete for the next two years once I grad-
uate" Sullivan said.

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addressed a $16-million increase in
the tuition tax credit, which was
passed recently.
While the tax credit should return
about $35 million back to college stu-
dents across the state, its funds come
from the state's $8.8 billion general
fund budget, which accounts for $1.5
billion in higher education funding.
Both Bollinger and Schwarz said
they hoped the tax tuition credit
increase will not affect higher educa-
tion appropriations.
Nelms,k who has accepted a position
at Indiana University, received great
praise from Schwarz and Cisky for his
four years of service to the Flint com-
munity. Nelms said that even with high
appropriations, smaller colleges and
universities do not receive substantial
"Senator Schwarz, if I give you a
dollar and give you a 1.5-percent
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His girlfriend Gayl Jones, a then-
University English professor and
author, is remembered at the university
as quiet and reclusive. Current profes-
sors said Jones kept to herself.
"No one really knew her because she
was pathologically shy," said English
Prof. Larry Goldstein. "She really did
not speak much. Her writing, however,
was very powerful. You could see anger
in her fiction."
Jones taught classes in African
American history and creative writing
during her time on the University cam-
pus. Known more for her fiction writing
than her teaching, Jones initially came
to the University to develop her writing
and publish books.
Goldstein said that after fleeing Ann
Arbor and the county following the
incident, Gayl and Bob Jones, who was
also known as Bob Higgins, vanished.
"It was a tremendous shock when she
left," Goldstein said. "She basically dis-
During their 15-year absence, authori-
ties still searched for Gayl and Bob
Jones. The Lexington Police Department
received a tip last week when Newsweek
ran a full-page review of Gay] Jones' new
novel, "The Healing," which the maga-
zine called a "major literary event." This
was Jones' first novel in years.
Besides reviewing Gayl Jones' new
book, Newsweek also described the
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increase on your dollar, and I give
Senator Cisky $10 and give him a 1.5-
percent increase, you have the same
increase but he receives more" Nelms
Schwarz responded to Nelms by
saying that allocating larger percent-
ages of funds to smaller schools "is
something I am committed to trying,"
One factor that many legislators use
to decide the level of funding is the
Consumer Price Index, which mea-
sures the inflation rate in the U.S.
Bollinger denounced the common
use of the Consumer Price Index in
public policy because it reflects how
much consumers spend, not how much
money they actually earn.
"The reference point is not the CPI"
Bollinger said. "The CPI is what an
urban consumer would spend this year
to have the same resources he had last
year ... We have tried to keep pace
with increases in personal disposable
after her husband was charged with a
weapons violation under the name Bob
Higgins. This information led to the
couple's current residency in Kentucky,
where police later found the two.
On Saturday, Kentucky's Fayette
County Attorney Margaret Kannensohn
said she had been receiving "diatribes,"
which she described as racist, from Bob
Jones for the past several months. The let-
ters accused the University of Kentucky's
Markey Cancer Center of kidnapping and
murdering his mother-in-law.
"They were allegations of white-
supremacist behavior, or conspiracies,
cover-up, kidnapping, murder. (The let-
ters) were just deeply disturbed and
increasingly more disturbed as time went
by" she said.
Such themes also were echoed in
some of Gayl Jones' writings.
According to Newsweek, Gayl Jones
sent a letter to then-President Reagan and
the University when she resigned. In the
letter, Jones called University officials
racist and wrote, "I reject your lying ...
and I call upon God. Do what you want.
God is with Bob and I'm with him. You
have nothing to keep me here."
Goldstein said that although Gayl
Jones seldom spoke of her personal life,
her writing revealed more about her.
Goldstein said that Bob Jones was Gayl's
"He sounded like a character out of
one of her novels" Goldstein said. "He
was strong and very talkative. He was
pretty much as opposite as you can get
from Gayl."
The Jones' neighbors were shocked by
what happened.
Gay Jones is currently being held at
the Eastern State Hospital in Kentucky
for observation. She was charged with
emergency detention because she threat-
ened to do bodily harm to herself and her
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President Taha Yasin Ramadan said.
Lawsuit threatens
Clinton's privacy
WASHINGTON - In the Paula
Jones sexual-harassment lawsuit,
President Clinton is questioned at length
about his possible involvement with
other women. Clinton's lawyers scour
the country for details about Jones' sex-
ual history, while Jones' lawyers sub-
poena at least six women to learn
whether they had sexual relationships
with the president.
Meanwhile, independent counsel
Kenneth Starr investigates Clinton's rela-
tionship with one of those women, for-
mer White House intern Monica
Lewinsky, after obtaining secretly
recorded tapes of Lewinsky's telephone
calls and copies of Lewinsky's e-mail.
Whatever happened to privacy?
Seventy years ago, in a dissenting
opinion in Onstead v. United States,
involving whether wiretapped telephone
conversations could be used as evi-
dence, Justice Louis Brandeis described
the "right to be let alone" as "the most
comprehensive of rights and the right

Violence marks
Indian elections
NEW DELHI, India - Bloody polit-
ical clashes marred voting yesterday in
India's parliamentary elections, which
took place amid another distraction -
the sudden collapse of the government in
the country's largest state.
Twelve people were killed in factional
violence. Nearly 40 others were injured
across the nine states that voted.
The turnout was 55 percent - slight-
ly below average - on the second day of
a six-day election, which completed vot-
ing for three-fourths of the 543 districts
at stake. More than 600 million Indians
are eligible to vote.
By Saturday, all but a few votes will be
in, and ballot counting begins March 2.
Most deaths yesterday were reported
from the eastern state of Bihar, where 20
people were killed in the first round of
voting Feb. 16.
Gunmen shot and killed a communist
supporter inside a polling booth. Seven
other people were killed in shootouts
between gangs fighting for control of
polling booths in different parts of the

most valued by civilized men."
In recent years, courts have found a
right to privacy within the Constitution
and invoked it to restrict the govern-
ment's right to intrude on a variety of
personal decisions, from using birth
control or having an abortion to refus
anti-psychotic drugs or life support.
Camnpaigrn finance
propos likely to fail
finance legislation takes a bow in the
Senate this week and is likely to be ush-
ered off the stage as quickly as it appears.
"We'll have a few days of debate,
it will be clear there are not 60 votes
any approach" predicted Sen. Mitch
McConnell (R-Ky.).
He's an implacable foe of the legisla-
tion to ban "soft money" and imposc
other restrictions on the campaigr
spending system. But proponents don'i
disagree with that scenario, despite ar
attempt by Maine's moderate GOP Sen.
Olympia Snowe to break a deadlock or
the issue of union political activity. *

state. One person caught stuffing bogw
ballot papers was beaten to death b
activists of a rival political group.
"It this democracy? Whoever
more activists around a booth captt,
and prevents genuine voters" saic
Mohammad Idris, of Hajipur town ir
Bihar, who was turned back by activists
who said his vote had already been cast.
Peace tAs flawed,
Sinn Fein tells rally
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -
IRA-allied Sinn Fein party denouncec
Northern Ireland's peace talks as "fun-
damentally flawed" yesterday anc
called for a speedy meeting wit-
British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Sinn Fein's demands came hours
before the Belfast talks resume withoul
the party, which has been ejected foi
two weeks as punishment for twc
killings blamed on the Irish Republicar
Army. The IRA's adherence to a 7-
month-old truce is the key condi*
for Sinn Fein's eligibility.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.


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