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sentenced to nine months probation. The other was acquitted.
Alvarez's supporters continued their trial-long protest out-
side the courthouse door yesterday morning. They also sup-
ported Alvarez during the trial and afterward, as Alvarez wait-
ed to hear the verdict.
"We've stood together for two years and successfully beat-
en this,' said Jessica Curtin, a Rackham student, as she wait-
ed for the jury to present the verdict.
-"It shows how unfair trials in these courts can be" she added.
The plaintiff said Alvarez's chants during the Klan rally led
protesters to attempt to tear down a fence separating them
from the Klan. Police on the scene pepper-sprayed the crowd
'to keep people back.
"No one is charging the Kan with inciting a riot, and I'm
sure they caused quite a stir" LSA first-year student Metsy
Marang said.
Marang was one of many people in the cheering crowd inside
the courtroom when the jury read the verdict. "It makes me feel
excited. She wasn't guilty of anything," Marang said.
After the trial, Alvarez's lawyer Miranda Massie stood next

to Alvarez as she thanked her supporters outside the court-
"We're all very happy," Massie said. "The witch hunt is
now over."
Massie also represented Doxey during his trial and has
plans to continue legal action on his behalf.
"We are filing a motion for a new trial, and failing that, we
will file a motion to overturn the conviction," she said.
"This is a real victory for the University community and
for the Ann Arbor community in general," Massie said.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor Patricia Peters, who handled
the case, said she obviously would have liked a guilty verdict.
"But given the fact that the jury deliberated for four hours,
they took it seriously, and I appreciate that;' Peters said.
She also responded to the allegations that the trial was a
"witch hunt"
"I think that's ridiculous - it's not about government sid-
ing with the Klan. It's about prosecuting people who broke
the law," she said. "There were plenty of people who protest-
ed peacefully."
"No one here and probably no one I know agrees with the
Klan," she said. "It was about maintaining the peace and pro-
tecting everyone's right to free speech."

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been able to meet the demand.
"Nobody knows what causes an
increased influenza in one year and
not in another," University Health
Services Interim Director Robert
Winfield said.
A doctor of internal medicine,
Winfield recommended the flu vacci-
nation for individuals who have dia-
betes, asthma, chronic respiratory or
heart disease and said, "It is not too late
to do that."
UHS offers the flu shot for S10.
Symptoms of the flu, Winfield said,
include a fever higher than 101 degrees,
severe headaches, muscle aches or
cough - all within a 24-hour period.
Winfield recommends that sufferers
of the flu visit UHS for treatment before
the first 48 hours pass.
Influenza appears as either Type A
or B. Until recently, Winfield said,
only the former was treatable with
medicines. In the last four months,
two new treatments have come on
the market that treat both types of
Zanamivir comes in the form of
an inhaler and oseltamivir comes in
the form of a pill. Winfield called
them "a breakthrough in treatment."
Both shorten the duration of the ill-
ness by stopping the replication of
the virus.
Steve Buck, a pharmacist at Decker
Drugs on State Street, said his pharma-
cy has only recently begun to distribute
the drugs and it has not yet received
feedback from customers.
"The earlier you start them," he said,
"the more effective they are."



Bush declares'tax cuts, so help me God'
DURHAM, N.H. - Texas Gov. George Bush pledged last
night to push for "tax cuts, so help me God" if elected to the
White House, even if the economy is slowed by recession. He
made his pledge in the opening moments of the first GOP pres-
idential debate of the year as his five rivals watched.
Battling for victory in the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 1,
Bush said, "If there's a recession it's important to cut taxes to
make sure the economy grows."
His questioner asked whether he was saying "no new taxes so
help me God" - a reference to former President George Bush's
no-new-taxes pledge that he broke once he won the White House. Bush
"This is not only no new taxes. This is tax cuts so help me
God," said Bush, son of the former president.
The second question went to Gary Bauer, who said he would not place anyone
on the Supreme Court "who would sacrifice even one child." a pledge he has
uttered often in his effort to show unbreakable opposition to abortion.
Bush, Bauer and the four other GOP contenders, Steve Forbes, Alan Keyes and
Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Orrin Hatch of Utah, met on the stage that one
night was the site of a debate between the two Democratic presidential hopefuls.

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Fort Benning for five years. Columbus
police and military personnel told 23 peo-
ple, including Schlaff, they would receive
jore information regarding their arrest
and probably a court date in the mail.
Recently, about two months after the
protest, Schlaff and the other 22 protest-
dr5 received letters in the mail from the
U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Georgia Columbus Division.
'The letter indicated that Schlaff is to
appear before the United States
'Magistrate to be arraigned on the charges
'against her because she sent out a inno-
cent plea and is awaiting a trial date.
Schlaff's offense is a misdemeanor
punishable with a sentence of six months

or less but no fewer than 30 days in jail
and a fine of no more than $5,000. If
convicted, the judge has the authority to
reduce or suspend the sentence.
Schlaff said she and the protesters are
innocent, "because if we pleaded
'guilty,' we would just be sentenced
right away. If we pleaded 'not guilty,'
we get a trial and more publicity and
more time to prepare for being sen-
tenced," she said, adding that she wants
to go to trial "for the publicity it will
bring to the U.S. School of Americas."
Faircloth also added that in the past,
"the longest sentence has been up to
three months" When asked if the pro-
testers continue to trespass on military
grounds year after year because they
receive what some regard as a "light
sentence," Faircloth replied, "People

underestimate the impact of a little time
in jail. It does not always take the max-
imum to impress someone."
Schlaff' said she is not worried about
going to jail because "people have gone
through a lot worse for the struggle of
justice and peace. If going to prison
sheds some light, it will be an honor."
"Just because something is legal does
not mean that it's just. Laws are made in
order to protect justice, but sometimes
law protects the interest of the rich and
powerful. The U.S. School of Americas
is designed to protect the interest of the
rich and powerful."
Faircloth said, "I am not expressing a
pro or con opinion. I am simply going
to enforce the law."
The court has yet to determine the
date of Schlaff's trial.

Clinton attempts to
energize peace talks
President Clinton flew here yesterday for
the third time this week in an effort to
energize Syrian-Israeli peace talks that
once again appear to have stumbled on
procedural disputes and mutual mistrust.
After his helicopter alighted in a base-
ball field in this picturesque town on the
Potomac River about 4:40 p.m., Clinton
immediately traveled by motorcade to
the Clarion Hotel and Conference
Center for separate meetings with Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Barak- and Syrian
Foreign Minister Farouk Charaa.
On its face, the latest snag seems
trivial, centering on the meeting sched-
ule of technical committees formed to
address the main points of contention
between the two longtime enemies.
Israeli officials want to convene meet-
ings on security arrangements and
water rights; the Syrians want to talk
about a future border.
But the dispute is more than proce-
dural. Israeli officials say they cannot

give an answer to Syria's main demand
- - full withdrawal from the Golan
Heights, captured by Israel in 1967 -
until they know more about Syria's will-
ingness to agree to demilitarized zones,
early warning stations and other securi-
ty arrangements.
High court will hear
culture wars appeals
WASHINGT[ON - The latest battles
in the culture wars will be fought out at
the Supreme Court, starting today.
The justices will meet this morning
for the first time after their holiday
recess to consider a highly charged set
of appeals, including whether the Boy,
Scouts can exclude openly gay individ*
uals and whether states can outlaw
"partial birth" abortions.
The court is expected to announce
today its decision on hearing several of
these new cases. Next week, the justices
will hear arguments in an important
women's rights case testing whether bat-
tered spouses and rape victims can sue
their assailants in federal court.


Yeltsin: Russia will
win Chechen war
JERUSALEM - As he trudged
into the ornate reception room in the
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the
Old City of Jerusalem to receive a
gold chain traditionally given to
people who have pursued peace and
justice, a waxen-faced, almost lumi-
nescent Boris Yeltsin stopped to talk
briefly with reporters about the bru-
tal war Russia is waging in
"It will last two months and then
we will put our Russian flag on
Chechnya," he said, putting one
word in front of another like a tired
soldier placing his left foot in front
of his right. "This is the choice of
the Chechen people and then there
will be complete peace. "
It was an authoritative and confi-
dent statement from a man who
resigned from the Russian presiden-
cy on Dec. 31and no longer has any
official say over Russian policy.

His chosen successor, acting
President Vladimir Putin, is in
charge now. But if Yeltsin's words
and the respect and pomp lavished
upon him in the Holy Land yester-
day are anything to go by, he stile
likes to think of himself as more
than a little presidential and others
like to play along with the conceit.
China defies pope,
ordains 5 bishops
VATICAN CITY - In open defiance
of Pope John Paul II, China's state-con-
trolled Catholic church ordained fivo
new bishops without Vatican approval
yesterday -- a ceremony timed to
upstage the pontiffs elevation of 12
prelates in St. Peter's Basilica.
China and the Vatican broke formal
relations in 1951, when the
Communists kicked out missionaries
and forced Catholics to sever ties with
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