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Friday
October 16, 1998

Clinton

urges

Israeli-Palestinian

pact

QUEENSTOWN, Md. (AP) - President
Clinton opened Mideast summit talks yesterday
telling Israeli and Palestinian leaders a peace
agreement requires compromise and some risk.
re is hard work
a fad," he declared.
With West Bank Mideas
security the key, a U.S. Peace
plan aimed at uproot- Talks
ing terrorists took cen-
ter stage as Clinton5
launched the discus-
sions with Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat
a Israeli Prime .
ister Benjamin .
Netanyahu at the
White House and then
resumed them at a secluded retreat on Maryland's
Eastern Shore.
"All of us are determined to keep our energies
focused on the talks;" Clinton said as he sat down

with the two leaders and their senior aides in a
wood-framed building off the Wye River.
Before shooing away reporters, photographers
and TV crews, Clinton told Netanyahu and Arafat,
who have a large stake in the outcome of the sum-
mit: "I suppose there always is a risk for anyone in
an enterprise like this."
Earlier, at the White House, Clinton called for
"a genuine Israeli-Palestinian partnership that will
stand the test of time." He urged both leaders to
take the long view as they headed into negotia-
tions.
"As in any difficult problem, neither side can
expect to win 100 percent of every point," he said
under sunny skies in the White House Rose
Garden. "But concessions that seem hard now will
seem far less important in the light of an accord
that moves Israelis and Palestinians closer to last-
ing peace."
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told The
Associated Press, meanwhile, that "there has to be
See MIDEAST, Page 2

Campus experts:
Miracles unlikely
By Gerard Cohen-vrignaud
Daily Staff Reporter
With years of broken pacts and promises in the Israeli and
Palestinian peace accords, University experts said they do
not believe any major breakthroughs will occur at the nego-
tiations held yesterday and continuing through the weekend
in the Washington, D.C area.
"I'm assuming they'll sign something and have a hand-
shake in the White House," said Ron Stockton, a political sci-
ence professor at the University's Dearborn campus. "It'll
look great but it won't mean anything."
Many Middle East observers said that with a conservative
government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Israel is unlikely to make the concessions necessary for a
See REACT, Page 2

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat speaks to journalists yesterday after leaving the
White House.

lroup works
for cancer
awareness
Michael Grass
laly Staff Reporter
Members of University Students Against Cancer passed
out pink ribbons and information on the Diag yesterday
for Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
"We made 2,000 ribbons and there is one left - we did-
n't think there would be such a great interest," said
Jennifer Mirisciotti, an LSA senior and USAC member.
Those interested in the fight against breast cancer
signed up for an e-mail list, aimed at informing and aware-
ness.
Though breast cancer most often strikes older women,
*ganizers said everyone should be more aware of breast
cancer.
The American Cancer Society reports that more than
180,000 breast cancer cases will be diagnosed this year,
the most of any cancer. More than 44,000 women will die
of the disease this year.
Organizers also passed out information on how to con-
duct a breast self-exam and about early detection. Though.
women age 40 years of age and over should get annual
mammograms, all women 20 and over are encouraged to
snduct monthly breast self-exams.
"Self-exams are very important ... there needs to be
greater awareness;" Mirisciotti said.
The American Cancer Society also strongly suggests
women between 20 and 40 years of age should also get a
clinical breast examination every three years.
"College women don't realize that (breast cancer) can
strike them," said Cindy Faulk, an Education junior.
Breast cancer scares many students, said Robin Bailey,
an LSA junior. "They probably know someone who has
it," Bailey said.
Though the risk of developing breast cancer is slim in
__ See CANCER, Page 2

Computer
items top
theft in A2

By Nikka Easley
DWily Staff Reporter
You can't live without it. It's where
you store all of your information. So
what would you do if it was stolen?
According to the Ann Arbor Police
Department, $681,730 in computers
and accessories were stolen in the city
in 1997, making it the top personal item
stolen in Ann Arbor.
This amount increased from
$497,602 and $376,449 in 1995 in 1996.
AAPD Crime Analyst Vicki
Motsinger said computer theft is on the
rise because computers "are more
accessible to everyone."
Although the city of Ann Arbor has
seen an increase in computer theft, the
University is making provisions to keep
theft in computing sites down.
In 1995, the Department of Public
Safety reported that $137,541 worth of
computer hardware and software was
stolen from the University. In 1996, the
amount more than doubled to $257,023
and in 1997 decreased to $214,903. As
of October 7 of this year, the value of
stolen computers was $186,960.
"We have less than $5,000 a year of
computer items stolen," said Dino
Anastasia, manager of Campus
Computing Sites.
Some computers in the computing
sites are locked down with bolts cover-
ing the screws that hold the computers
down. If the lock is broken, an alarm
goes off.
John Cyr, administrative assistant
for the Computer Aided Engineering
Network, the College of Engineering's
technology division, said the locks
serve as a deterrent for potential thefts
of entire computer systems.
ResComp Director Steve Sarrica
said he agrees the locks are somewhat
effective because they only slow thieves
down.

Stolen computer
hardware and software
on campus

1995
1996
1997
1998

183 items
311 items
266 items
280 items

NATHAN RUFFER/Daily
LSA Junior Erin Buchwald hands a pink ribbon to Engineering first-year student Mandy Heck, while
Business junior Michelle Cook puts a ribbon in a Breast Cancer Awareness Months pamphlet yesterday.

S hembechier defends former player

so rce: Department ofPblicSafety
Both Cyr and Sarrica said the major-
ity of problems they encounter are not
with thieves stealing entire computer
units but with them stealing components.
This year, the University reported
138 stolen computer items to DPS.
"We lose a lot of money from peo-
ple stealing paper from the machine,"
Sarrica said.
John Muckler, assistant director of
CAEN, also said most people steal
mousses, memory and software from
campus computers.
Individuals who already are in a
building, for example someone typing a
paper, who steal computer items can be
convicted of a larceny in a building and
serve up to four years in jail, said to
Detective David Monroe,of the AAPD
Detective's Bureau.
"Whether you stole $10 or $300
worth of items, it is still a felony,"he said.
Monroe said someone who steals
items worth more than $100 can receive
up to five years in prison and a $2500
fine. If someone breaks into a building,
they can receive up to 10 years in
prison.
To prevent an increase in thefts, the
University is testing new ways and
improving old techniques to protect the
computing sites.
One of the CAEN labs is serving as
a testing ground of a new system called
See THEFT, Page 5

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP)
- Former Michigan football coach Bo
Schembechler asked the state Parole
ld yesterday to release former play-
er Michael Guy Smith, imprisoned
under a life-without-parole drug law.
"I was crushed when Michael Smith
was arrested," Schembechler told
Parole Board Chairperson Stephen
Marschke. "This is not a criminal."
Schembechler was among about 20
people who spoke on Smith's behalf at
a hearing at the Macomb County Jail.
Hearings for two others imprisoned
under the Michigan drug-lifer law were

Former coach makes
plea to Parole Board

also held yesterday.
"He has teammates here that believe
in him. He'll make a great contribution
to society," the former coach said.
Smith said he was sorry for his drug
dealings that led to the arrest.
"I made the choice, but I know
today I'm a better man," he said.

Smith's father, Robert Smith Jr.,
said, "It's been a hard road," adding he
believed his son would be an asset to
the community.
More than 200 Michigan prisoners
were imprisoned under what was one of
the nation's toughest drug laws. It
imposed a life sentence without parole

on anyone convicted of intending to or
delivering at least 650 grams - or 1.4
pounds - of cocaine or heroin.
The Legislature since has modified
the law to allow for parole in some
cases.
Smith played Michigan football
during the 1970s.
He was sentenced to life in prison in
1988 for selling more than 13 pounds of
cocaine valued at about $140,000 to a
Detroit undercover police officer in
1987.
Smith said he wants to help people
See BO, Page 2

Michigan vs. Northwestern

Congress, White House
reach budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House
and congressional leaders struck agreement yes-
terday on a $500 billion spending package show-
ering money on school systems, farmers and the
Pentagon, ending a week of election-season bud-
get brinkmanship.
The deal produced a bipartisan finale to a
105th Congress that in recent months has been
riven along nartv line nver the nnsihle imneach-

Despite the cooperation it took over a week of
high-level bargaining to reach the pact, neither
side pulled any punches in touting victory claims.
Announcing the deal with Democratic leaders
at the White House, Clinton cited extra spending
for hiring teachers and other school programs,
money to buttress the International Monetary
Fund's efforts to stabilize the global economy and
funds for environmental nrograms.

Who:
Unranked Michigan (3-2) vs
unranked Northwestern (2-4)
Where:
Ryan Field (capacity 41,145)
When:
Tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Line:
Michigan by 15
Television:
ESPN
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