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2A - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Rebels refuse release of American

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) - Muslim
rebels holding an American hostage in a southern
Philippine jungle refused yesterday to exchange
him for a suspected guerrilla.
Jeffrey Schilling of Oakland, Calif., ended a
hunger strike and is being held in a heavily guarded
bamboo hut, said a government envoy who visited
the rebel camp. Schilling's legs are tied because he
tried to escape, the envoy said.
On Monday, police said they had arrested a 73-
year-old man suspected of belonging to the Abu
Sayyaf rebels and accused him of taking part in
kidnappings on Basilan island.
Rebel spokesman Abu Sabaya identified the man
as his grandfather, but refused to swap him for
Schilling, who was kidnapped Aug. 28.
The rebels will not release Schilling for "even
10, even 100 of my grandfathers," Sabaya told the
Radio Mindanao Network.
The rebels, who say they are fighting to establish
an Islamic state in the southern Philippines, have
insisted that the arrested man, Ahmad Opao, be
freed before they begin talks for Schilling's
release.
Schilling, who became a Muslim in 1994, was
taken hostage when he visited the Abu Sayyaf's

camp on Jolo island, 580 miles south of Manila.
The rebels seized him after he angered them in a
debate about religion and politics, a newspaper
reported Sunday.
Abu Sayyaf is holding six Europeans - four
from a group abducted April 23 from a Malaysian
diving resort and two French journalists - and 12
Filipino Christian evangelists who came to pray for
the hostages in July.
Officials hope the six Europeans will be freed
later this.week after the return Tuesday of Libyan
negotiator Rajab Azzarouq, who is leading talks for
their release.
Libya reportedly paid S6 million for last week's
release of six other foreigners. Schilling has been
living in Zamboanga since March with a Muslim
Filipino woman, Ivi Osani. The couple married sev-
eral months ago.
Osani, Sabaya's second cousin and the widow of
a rebel killed in fighting several years ago, said she
and Schilling were invited by Sabaya to visit the
Abu Sayyaf camp.
On Monday, the rebels rejected the government's
choice of a local official to negotiate for Schilling's
freedom and demanded a national government offi-
cial instead.

Government officials refused to replace negotia-
tors.

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News 14
.Univ 8
.News 9
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Air Force ROTC ................Sports 4
Alumni Association ..............Univ 7
College of Engineering ...........Univ 13
College of Pharmacy .............Univ 5, News 25
ESD The Engineering Society ......News 24
Gargoyle Magazine ..............Univ 7
Geology Department .......News 12
Law Library .....................News 6
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Affairs
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Muslim Student Association ........Univ 3
OAMI.......................News 6 & 16
Office of the Registrar ............News 10
Project Community ..............Arts 3
School of Dentistry ..............Univ 11
Student Activities & Leadership .....Univ 12
Student Conflict ................Univ 4
Students with Disabilities..........Univ 14
UM Telefund.................. .Univ 12
Union Arts & Programs ... .....Arts 7, News 3
University Activities Center . . . .....News 13
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US Marines ....................Sports 6

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"It is not for them to determine who the negotia-
>rs for the government are going to be," said presi-
ential executive secretary Ronaldo Zamora. "If
icy don't want to negotiate, then there will be no
egotiations."
Zamora said Schilling was apparently responsi-
le for his own capture.
Unlike the European hostages who were taken by
>rce without their consent in another country and
rought to the Philippines, Schilling walked into
e Abu Sayyaf camp. We don't really have to do
nything about it," he told the government radio
ation.
The Abu Sayyaf faction which abducted
chilling also kidnapped about 50 children and
achers on Basilan in March.
Two teachers were beheaded after the United
tates ignored the group's demand for the release of
rab terrorists held in U.S. jails. The faction also
illed a Catholic priest.
The group has not announced its demands for
chilling's release, although Sabaya privately
emanded Sl0 million last week, negotiators
id.
HAVEL
Continued from Page 1A
reform their systems to make higher
education available to all people. This,
he said, "will help societies to achieve
globalization's fundamental challenge
-getting the rewards to everyone."
Without this education reform, many
countries will not be involved in deci-
sion-making processes, "and will not be
able to channel results of globalization
in moral and ethical ways," Svejnar said.
Dickerson then read excerpts from
the letters Havel wrote to his wife Olga
while he was in prison for speaking out
against the communist regime. In 1982,
Havel wrote to her about his decision to
do things he knew would land him in
jail: "I had to act as I acted. It was sim-
ply not possible to act in any other way."
Bollinger said Havel's life offers
important lessons to students who
because of their age will live most of
their lives in a world without the pres-
ence of communism. "I think that one
great question of a time of such wide-
spread peace and growing prosperity is,
How do we make sure that what had to
be resisted in order to achieve it is not
forgotten?" Bollinger said.
Havel was born into a prominent
family in 1936. His father's influence in
business and politics caused the family
to be singled out as a threat to the com-
munist regime, limiting Havel's access
to education. He was able to study at the
Czech Technical University before join-
ing Prague's Theater on the Balustrade.
After Warsaw Pact members invaded
Czechoslovakia in 1968, Havel began
speaking out against communist poli-
cies of restricting speech and publica-
tions. He co-founded the Chapter 77
human tights initiative and the Commit-
tee for the Defense of the Unjustly
Oppressed, both of which worked to
ensure the rights of Czechoslovakian
people.
Havel is also well-known for numer-
ous plays about life in his country.
Many were banned by the government,
and the writings earned him a five-year
prison sentence for political dissent.
10 Havel became president of Czecho-
slovakia when communism fell in 1989,
and was elected president of the Czech
Republic in 1993 after the country
divided.
REPU BLI CANS
Continued from Page 1A
Party chairwoman, takes a similar
viewpoint. "I think U of M, by the
title of the course and by the way
they're portraying it, are making it
provocative. It kind of pushes the
envelope," Avery said.
But Halperin says the attention his

class has received is unwarranted.
Arts 5 "Neither (candidate) has attempted
to get in touch with me or find out
what the class is really about," he
said yesterday.
H[alperin said the University has
never put pressure on him to cancel his
class. If either Anderson or Avery were
4, elected, that could change, as both can-
didates say they would oppose taxpayer
funding of the class.
"We understand that this is some-
thing a lot of people in the University
were not aware of and we don't think
this is an appropriate way to spend tax
dollars," Avery said.
Conceivably, the Board of Regents
could take action if a majority support
such a motion. But the board has not in
recent memory tried to use its power
sanction any academic affairs within a
University school or college.
Regent Dan Horning (R-Grand
20 Haven) said the class "crosses the
moral line" but added that he doesn't
know of any "Republican plans" to
prohibit the University from offering
t1- rn o;C k tk .n , _ _ in _ivor, t

AROUND HE WORL

ACROSS THE NATION
Ford prepares for congressional hearin
WASHINGTON -On the eve of congressional hearings into the recall of65
million Firestone tires, Ford Motor Co. released new documents yesterday to
bolster its contention that it had no reason to doubt the safety of the tires beintr
investigated in 88 deaths.
In a more than hour-long briefing with reporters, the automaker presented
packet of charts and correspondence with Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. to sh
that it repeatedly asked the tire maker to investigate reports of tread separation
coming in from around the world.
Each time Bridgestone/Firestone insisted that there was no manufacturing
defect with the tires and blamed performance problems on poorly maintained
tires or other external factors, according to the documents. And data from Ford,
Firestone and the federal government did not show a trend of defects, Ford said.
"I genuinely believe we can demonstrate to anyone that has the patience to sit-
and listen that we were not taking a see no evil, hear no evil approach," said
Helen Petrauskas, Ford vice president of safety.
Ford eventually replaced the tires on its popular Explorer SUV and other vehi-
cles in 16 foreign countries beginning in August 1999. Ford said it only we
ahead with the recall because customers in those markets kept complaining th
their tires were falling apart.
One year later after the federal government began investigating the tires,
Bridgestone/Firestone recalled 6.5 million ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tires,
but both companies say they still do not know what is causing the tread separa--
tion, blowouts and other defects that customers have reported.

Ruling on MP3.com
lawsuit in sight
NEW YORK - The world's largest
record company asked a judge yesterday
to award it up to S450 million in dam-
ages from M P3.com for copyright
infringements, an amount the Internet
music company said would put it out of
business.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who
earlier this year determined MP3.com
had violated copyright law by allowing
people to store copied songs on its com-
puters, said he would rule today on
whether the company willfully infringed
on Universal Music Group copyrights. If
he finds the company did so intentional-
ly, that could increase potential damages.
"An award should sting. It should be
serious," said Hadrian Katz, Universal's
lawyer. "Massive copyright infringement
is the kind of innovation that needs to be
deterred."
The nation's four other major record
companies also sued but have since set-
tIed with San Diego-based MP3.com.
The amount of the settlements were not
disclosed, but the company recently set
aside 5150 million to cover its legal
costs, including the deals.

A S450 million damages awadl
would mean S45,000for each of ale
10,000 CDs Universal maintains we*
illegally copied and included in an
MP3.com service that allowed
MP3.com customers to access their
favorite CDs on the Web, Katz said.
Judge casts doubt on
argument against Lee
NEW YORK -- The federal judge
handling the case of former Los
Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee ha
raised serious questions about the
strength of the prosecution's argu-
ments.
In an Aug. 31 ruling made public
over the Labor Day weekend, U.S. Dis-
trict Court Judge James Parker said
new evidence makes the Taiwanese-
American physicist's alleged security
bling that they appeared to be" earlier. '
"Dr. Lee's actions may not ha
been as surreptitious, clandestine °
secretive as the government originally
indicated," Parker wrote in the 17-page
opinion, which concluded Lee should
be released on SI million bail pending
his jury trial in November.

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Grooveyard...................Arts 6
Harmony House................News 8 & 19
Herb David Guitar ...............Univ 9
King's Keyboards ...............Arts 6
Liberty Street Video ..............Arts 2
Michigan League .................News 10
Michigan Theater ...............Arts 9
Pierpoint Commons ..............Arts 8
University Musical Society .........Arts 9
University Productions ............Arts 7
Wazoo Records .................Univ 8
Ann Arbor Cyclery ...............News 18
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Central Campus Recreational Building .AA 4
Martial Arts Center ..............AA 7
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.Comm 10
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.News 19
.Comm 10
.Comm 10
.Univ 2, News 3
.Comm 2
.News 11

Northside Association Ministries ... .Comm 10
Self-Realization Fellowship .........News 16
St. Luke Lutheran Church .........Comm 10
St. Mary Student Parish ..........Comm 10
St. Paul's Lutheran Church ........Comm 10
St. Thomas Church ..............Comm 10
Temple Beth Emeth.............Comm 10
Victory Christian Foursquare Church .Comm 9, Comm
Washtenaw Independent Bible Church .Comm 10
Wels Lutheran Campus Ministry ... .Comm 10

Hariri waits nod to
return to premiership
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Former
Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's
chances of regaining his old job
rose with his landslide re-election
to parliament, but neighboring
Syria may have final say over
whether he takes back the post.
Hariri, a billionaire who made
his fortune in construction in Saudi
Arabia, said yesterday he has not
made up his mind whether he
wants to be prime minister again.
"It's premature to talk about it
now. It is a big mistake to say that I
am running for the post of the.
prime minister," he told reporters.
Syria, which dominates Lebanon
militarily and politically, has not
made its position clear.
Hariri is a friend of Syrian Presi-
dent Bashar Assad and has eco-
nomic investments in Syria.
But Syria also firmly supports
Emile Lahoud, Lebanon's president
and Hariri's rival.
Under the 1989 Arab-brokered
peace plan that ended

Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war, the.
president must name a prime mi-
ister after polling the legislators.
Russia and Japan
work toward treaty
TOKYO - The leaders of Russ
and Japan pledged yesterday to pres
on toward a peace treaty, despite fail-
ing to resolve a territorial dispute that
has blocked a pact for more than five,
decades.
Russian President Vladimir Putid z
and Prime Minister Yoshiro Mor
ended two days of talks without
progress over claims to four islands
off northern Japan that Russia seized,
at the end of World War II.
"It was all they could do to agree tQ.
continue peace treaty talks, givingW
a glimpse of how far apart they are 'in
their views," the national YomiuTi
newspaper said yesterday.
Despite hopes for signing a peace
treaty this year, Putin backed off, say-
ing: "The important thing is not set-
ting up a deadline, but that both
countries have good faith."
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