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Netanyahu ceases troop withdrawal
JERUSALEM (AP) - In yet another blow to the
Mideast peace accord, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu suspended a West Bank troop pullback
yesterday and demanded that Yasser Arafat retract
threats to use force to bring about a Palestinian state.
Palestinian officials countered that Israel was mak-
ing just as many inflammatory remarks and accused
Netanyahu of inventing excuses to avoid carrying out
The escalating tensions came on the day Israel had
been scheduled to begin pulling its troops out of West
Bank areas and crippled U.S. envoy Dennis Ross'
efforts to get the Mideast peace accord off the ground.
Netanyahu said the suspension was a result of
Arafat's statement Sunday promising to declare a
Palestinian state in May and telling supporters "our
rifle is ready" to take Jerusalem.
"I do not intend to implement any withdrawal under
these circumstances ... until these things are correct-
ed in public, a defiant Netanyahu said in a speech to
parliament convened to debate the peace accord.
Despite the suspension of the troop withdrawal, a par-
liament vote in favor of the deal is expected today.
Late last night, Arafat called in reporters from The
Associated Press and Israel TV and said he was com-
mitted to the peace process.
"I would like to reiterate here that we are fully com-
mitted to implementing precisely and accurately what
was signed in the Wye River memorandum. As far as
we're concerned, our position remains that peace is a
strategic option and we will not shift course," Arafat
He did not refer directly to his statements Sunday
but said: "Surely we will face difficulties when we
negotiate ... the issue of Jerusalem. As they say in
English, where there's a will, there's a way." Arafat
spoke moments before a meeting with Ross.
Netanyahu's senior adviser David Bar-Illan said
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"We have to, obviously, be very skep-
tical' about Iraq's intentions, Berger
Defense Secretary William Cohen,
meanwhile, announced a halt in the
U.S. military buildup. "We will keep
the forces that are already there for the
time being," Cohen said. "Those forces
that did not yet arrive, will in all proba-
bility be recycled back in the next sev-
Several dozen F-16 and F-15
fighter planes, along with four F-
I 17 stealth fighters, have been
diverted to Europe and are expected
to be ordered back home.
About 4,000 Army troops at Fort
Stewart, Ga., and Fort Bliss, Texas,
that had been designated for deploy-
ment also will stand down, the secre-
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Workshop for undergraduat
ed opportunities for st
other universities to hav
University, a "Fellow
Faculty" pilot to encoura
to recruit minorities and
review progress and assis
Assistant Dean for
Support Cynthia Cross
while all parts of the p
important, the mathemat
shop may be particularly1
because mathematics is re
significantly in many area
"All these science field
strong foundation in mat
Cross said, adding that th
tion of the funds is mo
based than it may seem.
"The model itself has t
with putting a system in
recruit all students and pu
on those who are underrep
While thousands of mi
dents receive undergradua
in science every year, L
only a small fraction goon
"Our goal is to triple th
of minorities receiving do
said Lewis, adding that fli
in the economy and chang
islation also could play ar
completion of the goal.
"We should be able to t
five years where we're h
tough, but it is also do-ab
Graduate Student Insi
mathematics Dennis Keele
although he is not certa
admissions procedures, t
sentation of minorities in
Arafat's comments fell short of Israeli expectations.
"Mr. Arafat did not provide a retraction of his state-
ment regarding the use of rifles, a statement which is
unacceptable. The government will have to decide
whether to continue with the implementation of the
accord," Bar-Illan said.
Since Netanyahu and Arafat signed the accord in
Washington on Oct. 23, there has been no end to pub-
lic finger-pointing, fiery rhetoric and delays.
"If we were to suspend our actions in response to
statements we hear from the other side, then the agree-
ment would have never been launched," said
Palestinian minister Nabil Shaath.
Noting that Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon
called Sunday for Jewish settlers to seize as much West
Bank land as possible, Shaath said: "We constantly
hear outrageous statements from Mr. Netanyahu and
members of his Cabinet and we did not stop the imple-
mentation of the Wye memorandum."
sion of the graduate school is "pret-
"The math department does have
programs to help encourage minori-
application- ties in the field," Keeler said,
athematics applauding the focus on mathemat-
es, expand- ics in the proposal summary. Math
udents at "is used through the sciences and in
e summer economics, It helps people in gener-
at the al think more logically and abstract-
ships to ly," Keeler said.
ge faculty The grant for increased minority
a Faculty numbers in the graduate school
that will comes in the aftermath of the most
t the grad- recent development in the lawsuits
facing the University's Law School
Program and College of Literature Science
said that and the Arts.
roject are The lawsuits target the use of
ics work- race-based preferences in the admis-
beneficial sions policies, but Cross said she
epresented does not think the status of the suits
s. negatively or positively steered the
s require a foundation's willingness to give the
hematics," University a grant.
ie applica- "The University has, at the gradu-
re broad- ate level, worked hard to diversify
the student body," Cross said.
o do more According to a 1996 report, the
n place to University is already one of the top
t emphasis producers of Ph.D.s nationally
presented," across all minority groups.
"The National Science Foundation
nority stu- knows we have played a significant
te degrees role in the graduate education of
ewis said, students of color," Lewis said,
nto pursue adding that the University needs to
provide a well-rounded education
he number for every student at the graduate
uctuations Lewis said that while the
ges in leg- University can "certainly improve in
role in the areas" other than the sciences, the
grant restricts the use of the money
tell within to the fields of science, mathematics
eaded. It's and engineering.
le," Lewis He said the reason for going for
this grant was the reduced budget of
tructor in other grant-providing programs such
r said that as the National Endowment for the
in of the Arts.
he repre- "We go where there are dollars,"
his divi- Lewis said.
High court: Workers
have right to sue
WASHINGTON - Workers gener-
ally have a right to sue their employers
for discrimination, the Supreme Court
said yesterday, even when their unions
or companies have a policy calling for
arbitration of disputes.
By a 9-0 vote, the justices
reversed two lower courts that had
blocked a South Carolina long-
shoreman, who had previously been
injured on the job but recovered,
from suing his employer.
The shipping company had refused
to rehire Caesar Wright, the longshore-
man, because of his back injury, and he
sued for damages under the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
But the case came to the Supreme
Court to test another issue, one that has
divided American corporations and
civil right lawyers for much of this
Since 1991, companies have been
pressing for the adoption of mandatory
arbitration policies as an alternative to
costly federal court battles. Some of
these are written into union contracts.
In other instances, they are included in
papers signed by newly hired employ-
Corporate lawyers rely on a 19
high court ruling that touted the virtues
of arbitration as quick and convenient.
will be focus of study
WASHINGTON - Operators of
coal-burning power plants soon will
have to tell federal regulators how much
mercury the plants release into the air, a
possible first step toward eventual re4
lation of the toxic substance.
The Environmental Protection
Agency said yesterday the agency
would start collecting the mercury
information in January and provided to
the public beginning in 2000.
Coal-burning power plants are
believed to account for about one-third
of the 865 pounds of mercury released
into the environment each year in t
AROUND THE NATION
Court stands by spending limits ban
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is standing by its landmark
1976 ruling that banned campaign spending limits in federal elections,
refusing yesterday to let Cincinnati impose such limits for City Council
The court, acting without comment, rejected a spirited challenge in whio
lawyers for Cincinnati argued that unlimited spending over the past two decades
has "seriously undermined public confidence in our electoral process and in our
John Bonifaz, the executive director of the Boston-based National Voting
Rights Institute who filed the appeal for Cincinnati, predicted that the court
someday will "recognize that unlimited campaign spending poses a serious
He said spending-limit disputes from Vermont and New Mexico, and one over
judicial elections in Ohio, might give the nation's highest court a new opportunity
to study the issue.
Michael Carvin, a lawyer who helped challenge Cincinnati's spending lim'
said yesterday's action "sends a strong signal ... that the court is not inclined'
review its long standing precedent" banning spending limits as free-speech viola-
Summer Orientation Employment
AROUND THE WORLD
protests U.S. policy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -
Chinese President Jiang Zemin protested
to Vice President Al Gore yesterday that
the Clinton administration has been dis-
playing too much support for both
Taiwan's Nationalist government and the
Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet,
U.S. officials said.
Last week, the administration dis-
patched Secretary of Energy Bill
Richardson to Taipei for rare high-level
talks with Taiwanese officials.
Separately, the Dalai Lama was given a
warm welcome in Washington, obtain-
ing three separate audiences with
President Clinton, Gore and Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright.
During a two-hour meeting with Gore,
the Chinese president first brought up
the subjects ofTaiwan and Tibet and then
refused to let go, a U.S. official said. The
vice president is filling in for Clinton at
the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
gathering here because the president
stayed in Washington to deal with the
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Rowland said he is considering leav-
ing the complex unless the building
manager makes the apartments more
attractive to residents.
"He's got two options: one, lower our
rent, or (two), we're out of here;' he
The apartment complex is notorious
for disturbances, tenants said, although
nothing this severe had occurred until
Sunday's incident. Resident Gale
Lambert, who lives above Rowland,
said the incident made her feel unsafe
in her apartment, which has been her
home for the last three years.
"We might be thinking about mov-
ing," Lambert said.
Previous occurrences also have
influenced her opinion. Lambert said
two residents who had lived below her
overdosed on drugs.
This incident, Rowland said, is not
characteristic of most Stadium
"The majority are good people, you
know, just trying to make it in Ann
Arbor," Rowland said.
Zazula said Castillo is suspected to
be driving a 1989 blue Ford Probe with
Michigan license plate, QGZ 866.
Anyone with information leading to
Castillo's location should call AAPD's
anonymous tip line at 996-3199.
"Jiang went off for about 40 minutes
on these two subjects" one participant
Administration officials depic
China's protests as relatively mild. JiaiI
gave "a very calm, measured statement
... of China's fundamental views about
both Taiwan and Tibet," a senior U.S.
convicted of crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - U
judges yesterday handed down the
first international convictions for
atrocities committed against Bosnian
Serbs during the Bosnian civil war,
including the panel's first guilty ver-
dict for rape.
A three-judge panel at the
Yugoslav war crimes tribunal con-
victed a Bosnian Croat and two
Muslims for murdering and torturing,
as well as raping, Serb prisoners at
the Celebici camp in central Boso
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