Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 20, 2000 - Image 2

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 2000-03-20

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

2A -The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 20, 2000


Progressive wins Taiwanese election



TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Chen Shui-bian, vilified by
China as a radical who would thrust Taiwan toward
independence and war, won Taiwan's presidential elec-
tion Saturday, trouncing the candidate of the party that
has ruled this island for more than half a century.
Beijing deeply distrusts Chen because his Democra-
tic Progressive Party favors taking Taiwan from de-
facto to formal independence and making the
51-year-old split with China permanent.
But the president-elect, who has softened his stance
on independence to appeal to nervous voters, immedi-
ately pledged to seek dialogue with Beijing.
China's first response to Chen's win was that it
a- would wait to see how he would handle relations. The

election results "will not change the status of Taiwan
as a part of China," the government said in a statement
issued by state media.
China has repeatedly threatened to wage war to
block formal independence by Taiwan, which it has
considered a renegade province since Chiang Kai-
shek's Nationalists fled to the island after the Commu-
nist takeover of the mainland in 1949.
A conflict could quickly involve the United States,
which has hinted it would defend the island, slightly
larger than Massachusetts and Connecticut combined.
Fireworks crackled and air horns blared as Chen
took the victory stage in Taipei and assured tens of
thousands of supporters he wants peace with Beijing.

"I hope we can use closer cooperation and
exchanges and use patience and respect and together
Chinese society can create a peaceful and happy new
century," Chen said.
The son of a poor sugar cane laborer whose worka-
holic ways earned him a law degree at Taiwan's top
university and won him the post of Taipei mayor, Chen.
entered politics by defending dissidents during Tai-
wan's martial law era.
In Washington, President Clinton congratulated
Chen and urged a renewal of dialogue between China
and Taiwan that Beijing suspended in 1995. Chen's
win "clearly demonstrates the strength and vitality of
Taiwan's democracy," Clinton said in a statement.

Gunfire breaks out in hostage situation
DUNDALK, Wd.;- A murder suspect holding three people h<stage for
a third day fired sihots out a window yesterday evening after several hours
of calm following a morning burst of gunfire.
Authorities tried to avoid agitating the suspect, who was believed to be
watching the ordeal'on television.
Joseph Palczynski had been on the run since March 7, when police sao
he kidnapped his girlfriend, Tracy Whitehead, and killed the couple she
was staying with and a neighbor. A fourth person was killed and a boy
was wounded wham Palczynski allegedly carjacked a vehicle, police said.
Whitehead escaped unharmed; police would not disclose her where-
abouts. Palczynski later fled to Virginia, where he stole guns and forced a
man to drive him back to Baltimore County.
Five bursts of gunfire yesterday morning were the first signs of activity
since Palczynski took Whitehead's mother and two others hostage Friday
night. At least six rounds were fired from the home Sunday evening.
No injuries were reported and police did not return fire.

Continued from Page 1A
government. We need to express our
voice," Wang said. "Taiwan is civilized
and has a system run by the people. It
took the Taiwanese two or three decades
to get where they are."
For the Taiwanese, Li said, China's
threats of military action are not surpris-
"Four years ago before Taiwan's first
presidential election, China held missile
-tests aiming within 60 miles of Taiwan
and declared that it would attack if Tai-

wan declared independence;' Li said.
"China uses its power to intimidate
the small and promote its imperialistic
ideals," he added.
"Living in this country we take our
democracy for granted. Less than 20
years ago Taiwan was under martial law.
Now it has blossomed into a stable
democracy. Such an achievement
should be applauded, not neglected," Li
RC senior Oliver Chen said MTSA's
main message to China is "keep your
hands off us." Chen said Taiwan is an
independent country. "China has never

governed us, and it's wrong for them to
say we can't have a democracy" Chen
Eighty-three percent of the 15 million
registered voters turned out. Chen Shui-
bian of the Democratic Progressive
Party, who had been painted as an
"independence radical" by the Chinese
government, won with 39 percent of the
Shui-bian's lack of support from the
majority of the country created concern
among Taiwanese voters, who fear he
won't be able to protect the country
from Chinese attacks.


If yu tinkyoure pregnant...
calu-e lit n"we care.
Aty m-e: any dayv24 hours4
fully ciel"t-NL
Sevn :fltssic 17.


-613 E. William St. WILLIAM







In Shui-bian's first address to the
Taiwanese people, he promised to seek
dialogue with Beijing and stressed that
he would be willing to go to the main-
land and meet with the Chinese lead-
President Clinton congratulated Shui-
bian and suggested a renewal of dia-
logue between China and Taiwan that
was suspended in 1995.
Shui-bian's win "clearly demon-
strates the strength and vitality of Tai-
wan's democracy," Clinton said.
The Associated Press
contributed to this report.
Continued from Page 1A
"My platform is about cheap text-
books, lowering tuition, getting bet-
ter quality food and improving the
bus system," Tsutsumi said. "It is
important to focus on only a few
issues, so I wouldn't spend much
time on parking:"
Roe said parking is an issue stu-
dents need to be concerned with.
"Parking is an issue on this cam-
pus. They're going to be cutting the
green lot, which is the free parking
area. Next year we'll address this,"
Roe said.
Galaxor Nebulon, who is running
for president with the FRAT Party,
and Erika Dowdell from DAAP
were asked how they thought MSA
handled the Students of Color
Coalition's sit-in protest against the
senior society Michigamua.
Nebulon began to tell a story
about a girl attending a movie with
her parents but was repeatedly cut
off by the debate moderator, LSA
freshman Matt Engelberg, for talk-
ing too long and having no point.
Nebulon said he did have a point.
"You can't take everything at face
value. Look a little deeper."
Dowdell said she thought the
assembly handled the situation cor-
"MSA did its job well. The
administration did not. The Univer-
sity was more concerned with
receiving donations. Michigamua
should not be guaranteed space by
the University," Dowdell said.
The debate ended with each can-
didate giving a brief final state-
"We are serious about fun," Neb-
ulon said.
Dowdell said "MSA must be pre-
pared to handle the growing civil
rights movement and the right to
equality for everyone."
Stewart said the All Peoples'
Party is dedicated to creating an all
inclusive University.
"The Blue Party is very diverse
- we're not focusing on one
issue, we're focusing on many,
Roe said.
Tsutsumi said now is the time to
make college better, adding that he
can accomplish that by helping all
students save money.
Diamond closed the event by say-
ing, the Wolverine Party has stu-
dents that want to "bring student
government back to life."

Ford, Hyde criticize
NRA comments
WASH INGTON - Former Presi-
dent Ford and the House Judiciary
Committee chairman distanced them-
selves Sunday from the National Rifle
Association's verbal broadside against
President Clinton, saying the rhetoric
made a deal on gun safety legislation
more difficult.
Ford said gun coitrol requires "rea-
sonable compromise," adding on ABC's
"This Week": "You an't take the hard-
}ine, NRA position -that's a loser."
The groin's exe-.ative vice presi-
dent, Wayne LaPierre, remained unre-
pentant about his c rge last week that
the president is "wiling to accept a
certain levil of killig to further his
political agenda"
"My mom and di even called and
said, Are you sure about this?"'
LaPierie said on "F~* News Sunday."
Asked if he wanted to take back his
words, LaPierre said: "No apology."
"I stand by my comments that if
this administration would enforce the
federal law, they'd save lives, and
they're not doing it," he told NBC's
"Meet the Press."


Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), chairman
of the House Judiciary Committee,
said LaPierre's statement about Clin-
ton was not "terribly helpful to trying
to reach a consensus on a very diffi-
cult issue."
Test re-enacts 1993
Waco siege, fire
KILLEEN, Texas - Aircraft circled,
tanks rumbled and combat-garbed
shooters fired off rounds at a Texas mili-
tary base yesterday in a high-stakes field
test to resolve whether federal agents
shot at the Branch Davidians in the wan-
ing moments of the 1993 Waco staricIa3l:
The test's participants, emering
from the tightly controlled, nonpublic
test conducted at Fort Hood, said the
demonstration had gone well.
"The test today went smoothly, b4*
we're really kind of limitedr ight.;ow
as to what we can share with you," said
U.S. Attorney Mike Bradford, one of
the government's lead lawyers in ongo-
ing Branch Davidian litigation.
Government officials have always
insisted that their forces fired no shots
on the siege's final day, when the FBI
launched a tear-gassing operation
designed to end the 51-day standoff.

Cult comUts mass
suicide in Uganda

Didas said, standing a short dis-
tance from where charred bodies
lay spread across the floor of a
120-foot by 30-foot structure.

10 Copies on Rsue Paper
10 ResunmeEnvelopes
In Minutes for Only...$3.99!!
Dollar Bll,
611 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(134) 665-9200 " (fax) 930-2800

KANUNGU, Ugaida - Rutemba Circumstances surrounding-the
Didas heard what sounded like an deaths - who the dead were and how4
explosion, then saw black smoke bil- the fire was started - remain foggy.
lowing from the brick structure on a Little was known about the cult,
hilltop compound vwhere members of although it appeared to incorporate
a religious cult had been living for Christian beliefs and localfarmers said
several years. it was led by a former prostitute.
The farmer and his neighbors Chinto ViSitS India
heard screams ccrning from the
chapel, but they coiuldn't get close to help ease tensions
tothe new building inside the com-
pound where membiers of the Move- NEW DELHI, India - Presider
ment for the Restoration of Ten Clinton opened the first visit byeA
Commandments of Zlod lived in this American President to South Asia in 22
remote corner of southwestern years yesterday night, hoping to curb the
Uganda. nuclear-weapon rivalry between India
Police said yesterday it may take and Pakistan and cool territorial tein-
them a week to determine how many sions in "perhaps the most dangerous
people died in the Friday morning place in the world today."
fire, but they believe there were as White House spokesman Joe Lock-
many as 470 victims of mass suicide hart said a visit to the rural village of
or mass murder. Joypura was canceled "because of con-
"We did not see any person run- cerns raised by the Secret Service."
ning away. We really don't know
what happened to the leaders," -CompiledfomDaily wirereporf
The Michigan Daily (ISSN 07145-967) is published Monday through Friday during the fall and winter terms-by
students at the University of Michigan. Subscriptions for fall term, starting in September, via US. mail are-
$100. Winter term (January through April) is $105, yearlong (September through April) is $180. On-campus
subscriptions for fall term a $35. Subscriptions must be prepaid.
The Michgan Daily is a menmber of the Associated Press and the Associated Collegiate Press.
ADDRESa The Michigan D~y, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1327.
PHONE NWMBERS (All area code 734): News 76-DAILY; Arts 763-0379: Sports 647-3336; Opinion 764$1
Circulation 764-0558; Classiaed advertising 764-0557: Display advertising 764-0554; Billing 764-0550.
E-mail letses 'to 'the iftor to daily.iefters@unmichedu, World Wide Web: www.rnichrgandaily.com.



NEWS Jewel Gopwani, Managing Editor
EDITORS: Nick #ieI Grass, Nika Schulte, Jaimie Winkler
STAFF: Lindsey Aeat. Jeanne Baupiann, Risa Berrin, Marta Brill, Charles Chen, Anna Clark, Adam Brian Cohen, Shabnam Daneshvar,
Sana Danislq1i itatEasle, Daie faders, Jen Fish, Josie Gingrich, Anand Giridharadas. Robert Gold, Krista Gullo, David Jenkins, .
Eizabeth Kassab. Jode Kaufman, YaI Kohen. Lisa Koivu, Karolyn Kokko, Dan Krauth. Hanna LoPatin, Tiffany Maggard, Kevin Magnuson;
Carin Nish, Kelly OrGonrOr, Jeremry W. Peters, Katie Piona, Jennifer Sterling, Shomari Terrelonge-Stone, Jennifer Yachnin, Jon Zemke.
CALENDAR iamie Winkler.
EDITORIAL Emily Achenbaum, Editor
ASSOCIAE DiTn WS: yam DPietro, Nicholas Woomer
STAFF: RyaslBay. Micheleolek, Kevin Clune, Josh Cowen, Chip Cullen, Peter Cunniffe. Seth Fisher, Lea Frost, Jenna Greditor,
Kyle Goodridge Ethan otirsan, Hether Kamins. Molly Kennedy, Jonathan Kinkel, Cortney Konner. Jeffrey Kosseff, Thomas Kuljurgis,
Erin McQuinDel Menlez,.Camille .oe. Elizabeth Pensier, Erin Podolsky. Branden Sanz, Jack Schillaci. Jeb Singer. Waj Syed,.
Katie Tibald, Jost Wickezham, Dep Wallace, Paul Wong.
SPO01S David Den Herder, Managing Editor
SENIOR 1I : Chdis Valmy, Mark Francescutti, Chris Grandstaff, Stephanie Offen, Jacob Wheeler
NiuHT EDITORS:Geof Gagnoi, Ralael Goodstein. Arun Gopal, Michael Kern, Ryan C. Moloney, Uma Subramanian.
STAFF: T. J. 3erka, Rohit IBnaee, b1m Duwe, Dan Dingerson, David Edelman. Sarah Ensor. Rica Freeman, Brian Galvin, Ron Garber,
Richard Hadiad. Tasrtloom, joiihieinbaum, Dena Krischer, Andy Latack, David Mosse, Jeff Phillips, David Roth, Jon Schwarz,
Benjamin Vnger, Jb Singet ,nn Siith. Brian Steere. Dan Williams.
ARTS Christopher Cousino, Managing Editor
ASSOC IE RS: a udI, Chris Kula
WEEKEND, E C. 1 : S l In Akln usum, Jeff Druchniak
S 8-EDITOW.MatthewBarett FintiL Jenni Glenn (Fine/Performing ArtIs). Ben Goldstein (Books, Caitlin Hal (TV/New Mediai. John Uhl (Music)
STAFF: Gatam laksiEduardo Bar4, Martin Q. Blank, Nick Boughten, Jason Birchmeier, Leslie Baser, Jee Change. Andrew Eder, Nick
Falzone, Jennifer Fogel, Laura Flyer: Andy Klein, Anika Kohon, W. Jacarl Melton, Erin Podolsky. David Reamer, Aaron Rich, Adlin Rosh. Neshe
Sarkozy. Jim Schiff, David Victor, Ted Watts.
PHOTO Louis Brown, Dana Linnane, Edit,
ASSOCISWE EDITORS: Sam Hoenshead, Jessica Johnson, David Rochkind
STAFF: Kristen Goble, Danny Kalick. David Katz, Magorie Marshall, Jeremy Menchick, Joanna Paine, Sara Schencx, Alex Wolk, Kimitsu Yogachi-
ONLINE Toyin Akinmusuru, Paul Wong, Managing Editors
EDITORGHi.chel Berger
STAFF: Awandra Chmielnicki, Dante M. Goldberg, Jenna Hirschman, Sommy Ko. David Ng, Vince Sust, Eric Wilfong, Peter Zhou.
DESIGNER): Seth Benson
CONSULT4NT:Satadru Pramanik "
w&w a . acpa.... . . *wi. ....dw

Clothing & Tailoring
Student Special:
FREE shirt
and tie with

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan