The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 7A
Earak agrees to meet with Arafat
PARIS (AP) - Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Barak, in a move to
quell violence that has claimed
hore than 60 lives, agreed in a joint
meeting with Palestinian leader
,asser Arafat to withdraw Israeli
maments from the West Bank and
Gaza, Israeli officials said yester-
The agreement, to be initialed
under the supervision of Secretary
'of State Madeleine Albright after
lengthy three-way talks, marks a
step toward dispelling mistrust that
'has imperiled already shaky peace-
making efforts between Israel and
9The officials, speaking after con-
ition of anonymity, said talks
would be continued today in Egypt,
with the participation of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak.
The agreement came after Arafat
briefly stormed out of the meeting
yesterday, returning only after
Albright persuaded him to do so.
Nabil Shaath, a top aide to
O rafat, said the Palestinian leader
a angered by the Israeli and
'American refusal to set up an inter-
national inquiry into the recent
bloodshed in Israel and the Palestin- ing."
ian areas. More than 60 people have bee
"Ie was angry and she tried to killed and in excess of 1,80
persuade him to return, and she did injured, most of them Palestinian
persuade him to return," Shaath told in the fighting, which was triggere
The Associated Press. He did not by a Sept. 28 visit to Jerusalem's A
elaborate. Aqsa mosque compound by righ
The talks between the two leaders wing Israeli politician Ariel Sharon
and Albright stretched late into the In advance of the three-way mee
night. ing, Barak and Arafat passed blam
Shortly before midnight, the three for the violence.
hurried over to the Elysee Palace to "Every morning, youngsters at
meet with French President Jacques coming from Nablus. Together wit
Chirac, who has spearheaded a policemen and with street gangs .
European diplomatic effort to end they are opening fire, throwin
the violence. U.N. Secretary-Gener- Molotov cocktails, shooting into th
al Kofi Annan also was participat- isolated strong positions of th
ing. Israelis," Barak said after a meetin
The principals sat around a round earlier yesterday with French Presi
table at the palace, with their advis- dent Jacques Chirac. "It is only sell
ers in the background. defense that is executed in thes
President Clinton, in Florida for a places."
series of fund-raisers, was briefed He called for "a clear-cut orde
on the talks during the day by his from Chairman Arafat to his ow
national security adviser, Sandy militias and policemen to sto
Berger. shooting and everything will calr
Albright held two rounds of sepa- down immediately."
rate talks with each of the leaders Arafat, who met separately wit
before convening the three-way ses- Chirac, decried the "serious enas
sion. She had urged them to return sacre which is being perpetrate
to ite "psychology of pi.acciimk- igainsi the Palestinian people."
nan, claims baby
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"Because this is a personnel matter,
we can't comment any further on disci-
pline," University spokeswoman Julie
Police said Reed has no previous
criminal record, but they will be work-
ing with other law enforcement agencies
to investigate other unsolved cases of
this nature in the area.
University Department of Public
Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown
said that there is only one case of
Criiital Sexual Assault at the Univer-
sity ini which there is ito suspect, and
the itcidents do not appear related.
The boy was taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital following the incident, but
police have declined to comment on his
condition. Police said Reed told them he
thought the boy was 16-years-old.
"We expect more information to
come out in the case as court proceed-
ings continue," said Richic Coleman
of the Pittsfield Township Department
of Public Safety. "It's a very sad sce-
nario.for the community as well as the
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - A woman suspected of steal-
iiig a baby boy who was slashed from his dead mother's
womb had not been pregnant recently but may have con-
inced her husband she was because of her size, authorities
Michelle Bica committed suicide Tuesday as police
arrived to question her about the week-old disappearance of
Theresa Andrews, who lived a few blocks away. Andrews'
body was later found buried in the dirt floor of Bica's
arage, and the 8-pound, 6-ounce baby boy was found alive
inside her home.
The infant was hospitalized in good condition yesterday
Andrews' husband, Jon Andrews, was awaiting DNA test
results to confirm that the healthy infant is his son, said his
attomey, Nicholas Phillips.
Police Detective Greg Francis said the heavyset Bica had
convinced her husband, Thomas, that she was pregnant, the
baby was theirs and that she gave birth while he was at work.
"He indicated during his interview that the whole time he
had believed that his wife and he conceived about nine
qtonths ago with a September due date and that he believed
his whife had given birth Wednesday, Sept. 27, and had
brought the baby home," Francis said.
Coroner Roger Marcial said Bica had not been pregnant
recently but could have convinced others she was because she
was obese. The coroner also said Andrews was shot once in
the back and likely died instantly. The .22-caliber bullet
matched ammunition in the gun Bica used to kill herself.
Bica left no note, he said. Traces of blood found in the Bica
house indicate Andrews was shot in the first-floor laundry
room. Marcial said. Her due date was yesterday.
The straight cut of the crude Caesarean section on
Andrews led Marcial to conclude that the baby was
removed after the shooting. "I just figure if the cutting was
done before she died, there would have been a lot of strug-
gling," he said.
Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said the baby probably was
delivered Sept. 27, the day Andrews disappeared in Ravenna,
a city of about 12,000 some 30 miles southeast of Cleveland.
On the day she disappeared, Andrews had paged her hus-
band at work and said a woman had called inquiring about a
vehicle they were trying to sell.
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You could probably make a case that
the tickets would be better off if they
Bob Hopkins, a campaign
spokesman for Bush/Cheney 2000,
downplayed any animosity between
,e two candidates.
"Last night was a healthy
exchange," he said.
There are obvious differences
between the candidates, Hopkins said,
"these dimerences exist between Secre-
tary Cheney and Joe Lieberman. I
wouldn't say this will be any less
Hopkins said lie expects the former
defense secretary to hold his own
"Secretary Cheney is a man of
tremendous experience, i man of
great integrity," Hopkins said. The
debate "is an excellent opportunity
for Secretary Cheney to highlight
Notiig that the vice presidential
debates are less likely to be watched
than the Presidential debates, Bal-
lenger said that undecided voters are
"If I'm undecided and I'm not
just lazy," Ballenger said. "I would
grasp at every piece of information
Representatives from the Gore-
Lieberman campaign could not be
reached for comment.
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With the Monica Lewinsky scandal bringing up a questions
about the morality of the presidential office, moral issues and
character have taken a strong place in the elections.
Ballenger said that Bush has lost some of the focus on
moral issues that he had in beginning of his campaign.
"He's getting away from that. He spent a lot of time this
spring and summer- I think wrongly - on restoring morali-
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McPherson said students often point to their time
abroad as life changing.
"People talk about it for the rest of their life," he said.
McPherson told the committee about the Michigan State's
safety procedures, which helped the university send 7,800 stu-
dent abroad in the last five years without any fatalities and no
serious injuries, except for a broken foot. This year the school
will offer 155 programs in more than 50 countries.
Edward Ingraham, acting director of Michigan State's
study abroad office, said the university constantly moni-
tors the safety of regions throughout the world where stu-
dents travel. The university speaks with faculty who know
the regions, U.S. state departments in the country and ofli-
cials at abroad campuses.
Michigan State currently has three students in Jerusalem,
which has been home of violent clashes between Israelis and
Palestinians this week. Ingraham said Michigan State is in
daily contact with the students, State Department officials
and others to make sure the students are safe.
Ingraham said Michigan State and other school often
prepare the students as much as possible, but accidents are
sometimes unavoidable. "If you walk down State Street in
Ann Arbor, you could be hit by a car," Ingraham said.
The University of Michigan also runs a large study
ty to the White House. Now lie's pretty much given it up and
he's talking about issues, "Ballenger said.
Rivers said she believes that family needs to take a bigger
role in shaping the character of American children.
"If children are looking to politicians to learn their morals,
we're in big trouble," she said.
Bykowski said he thinks it is important that elected officials
exemplify moral standards.
"You're going to be a leader of the citizens" he said "You
should try to live up to a higher standard:'
abroad program, with a sound safety track record. The
Office of International Programs, which offers 75 pro-
grams in 35 countries. has not had any fatalities. O1P
assistant director Jordan Pollack said. Like Michigan
State, the school holds safety orientations, monitors
volatile areas of the world and reacts when students may
be in danger. About 500 students travel abroad through the
OIP each year, Pollack said.
Last year, some students were evacuated from theim
homes in Ecuador after predictions that a nearby volcano
may erupt. The volcano lay dormant and the students
returned to the area.
Pollack said some students were upset about moving but
OlP regarded safety as the top concern.
While Eagen's death is connected to the University.
because she was a non-degree student, she did not travel
through the University, Pollack said. The friend Eagen was
visiting was a study abroad student through Antioch Col-
lege in Ohio. Still, Pollack said whenever a student dies,
study abroad programs across the country communicate
about ways to improve. "When a student dies, (it is) like
a shot around the world," Pollack said.
OlP is scheduled to hold a study abroad fair from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. in the Michigan Union's Ballroom to will offer
students information on specific countries, fiiancial aid,
applications and academic advising.
- BriUget Bi'iley' contributed to this relortfor the Dilyt.
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Stevenson said the Athletic Depart-
ment hopes to make some of the
bricks available for purchase.
"It's a historical wall" Stevenson said.
"That's where our football field was"
When built in the early 1900s, the
wall surrounded Ferry Field, the Uni-
versity team's football field at the time.
""The plan we have is to consign
some of the bricks to M-Den," Steven-
son said, referring to the Athletic
Department's merchandising partner.
"We haven't finalized a deal yet,"
Stevenson said, but added that there is
a possibility bricks would be available
at on- and off-campus stores, as well
as on the Internet. He could not com-
ment about price.
IUniversity Facilities and Operations
spokeswoman Diane Brown said
shrubs will be added to the area as
well for aesthetic value.