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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 16, 2001


Continued from Page 1A
MSA President Matt Nolan.
-,Regardless of whether Jackson comes
to town. Ciurtin said, the conference will
he a huge step fior the civil rigzhts move-
" I think that this conference will be
extremely significant because it will put
the local struggles into a nationally coor-
dinated firamework," she said. "This is
the first conference of its kind"
.Not everyone on campus is happy that
a conference will be held here.

"1 just think it's a cowardly move to
hold it during the summer when I can't
protest it," said LSA freshman Adam
D)ancy, who has protested BAMN events
in the past. "I'm actually disappointed."
Dancy said he does not think the con-
ference will make a difference on a
national level.
If they decide on anything it's not
going to make a difference" he said. "It's
going to be a worthless couple of days:"
A mass organizational meeting will
take place on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in
the MSA Chambers on the third-floor of
the Michigan Union.

Continued from Page IA
Washtenaw Avenue, down South
University Avenue, through the West
Hall arch, across the Diag, between
Angell Hall and the Museum of Art,
and across State Street to the Cube
in Regents' Plaza.
But Michigan Student Assembly
Rep. Elizabeth Anderson, who is in
charge of student security volun-
teers for the run, said the plan will
be for students to run straight down
South University Av'enue to State
Running down South University,
which is city property, might give
jurisdiction for almost all of the
event to the Ann Arbor Police
Department, which arrested three
students- out of 400 students who

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ran - last year.
There is still a possibility that
DPS' will have jurisdiction over the
state-owned area between East Uni-
versity Avenue and State Street
that's part of campus property.
"I guess it would depend on
whether it would go down the street
or on the grass,' Brown said.
Despite the vocal position of the
University, the threat of arrests and
the possibility of ending up naked
on the Internet, students say they
will continue to run the mile.
LSA sophomore Anthony Visioni,
who ran the Mile as a freshman,
said he will run again tomorrow.
"The best thing is all your friends
coming out and watching you run
naked and just having a good time
- just being an idiot and disap-
pointing Mom, basically," he said.
Visioni said he didn't see anyone
get arrested at last year's Mile and
being arrested isn't a concern to
"I think that most people think
that (police) say they are going to
arrest people every year and they
never see any one getting arrested,"
he said. "People are going to run if
they want to run."~
But several student organizations,
including the Interfraternity Council
and Panhellenic Association, have
formally stated they do not approve
of the event.
"We decided this was not a safe
event and we wanted to let our
nmembers know that we're really tak-
ing a stance. We don't think this is a
good idea," said LSA senior
Danielle Whitney, vice president of
public relations for Panhel.

Israel bombs Syrian post in Lebanon
Israeli warplanes destroyed a Syrian radar position deep inside Lebanon early
today, killing at least three Syrian troops in Israel's first attack on a Syrian army
position in Lebanon since 1996.
Israel said the raid was in retaliation for attacks by the Islamic militant l1z " 1-
lah movement on Israeli positions. On Saturday, a Hezbollah rocket kille n
Israeli soldier patrolling in a tank near the northern border.
The airstrikes were seen here as a serious escalation in Israel's response to
llezbollah, because they raised the possibility of confrontation with Syria. which
maintains 35,000 troops in Lebanon. There was no immediate response from the
Syrian government.
But Lebanon immediately condemned the attack. Prime Minister Rafik I lariri
called it a "serious aggression against both Lebanon and Syria."
The attack came hours before Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul-Ilah Khatib
was due to arrive in Israel to formally present to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon an
Egyptian-Jordanian plan for ending more than six months of' Israeli-Palestinian
violence and restarting peace talks.
Lebanese sources said that three waves of Israeli warplanes hit the Syrian radarOi-
tion built on a hill near the main Damascus-Beirut hiohway. 22 miles east of Beirut,
Mayor rolls back curfew after calmn night
The mayor yesterday rolled back the city':s dusk-to-dawn curfew in response to
a calm night following the funeral of a young black man whose shooting triggeredl
a ,week of unrest.
Mayor Charles Luken said the curfewv will start at 1 1 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. to
allow families more time to celebrate Laster together. ,0
"1 lope fully today can be a day of prayer. A day of peace. A day of coming
together;" Luken said.
The April17 death of 19 year old Timothy Thomas led to three days of rioting in
predominantly black neighborhoods that stopped when the mayor instituted the
curfew on Thursday.,
Overnight Saturday. police arrested 187 people for curfe~w violations.
"It was almost a boring night for us,' police Chief Thomas Streicher said
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arson, vandalism and curfew violations.
'Time is up for tax'
The dlay of reckoning has arrived for
the estimated 26 million taxpayers who
have not finished their income tax forms.
The filing deadline for taxpayers in
most parts of the country is midnight
today. In parts of" the Northeast, people
have until midnight Tuesday because of
the Patriot's Day holiday in Massachu-
setts, home to an Internal Revenue Ser-
vice center.
Getting that extra day are taxpayers
in Massachusetts, Maine, New Ilarnp-
shire. Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode
Island, and in New York state north of
Westchester and Rockland counties.
In their rush to file, tax procrastina-
tors should double-check their math
and take care to, use the correct tax
amount fromn the tax table, the IRS
advises. One way to save possible
headaches later on is to correctly list
Social Security numbers, including
those for dependents.
Skipper of sub may
avoid court-martia
The three admirals on the Navy's
court of inquiry into the USS
Greeneville's sinking ofU a Japanese
fishing vessel have unanimously rec-
omm-ended that the submarine's skip-
per not be tried by a court-martial, The
New York Times reported yesterday.
Instead, the skipper, Cmdr. Scott
Waddle, is likely to face a lesser form
of punishment such as a punitive letter

People have been arrested for lopting,
or reprimand, the Times said, citing
unnamed senior Pentagon officials.
A reprimand would effectively end
Waddle's career and could reduce his
retirement benefits. But it would not
result in a jail sentence, as a court~mar-
tial could.
The Navy's chief spokesman. Rear
Adm. Stephen Pietropaoli, said yester-
day that he could not confirmoe
"I don't know it to be true,"
Pietropaoli said. "Am I surprised? No."
Frail Pope delivers
Easter sermonx
Fr ail, and at moments even wobbly.
John Paul II expressed hope yestedy
that the message of Easter can in -e
humanity to defeat evil and bring
peace to the Middle East. the Balkans,
Africa and other places plagued by
"Men and women of the third .mil-
lennium, the Easter gift of light' that
scatters the darkness of fear and sad-
ness is meant for everyone,' John Paul
said near the end of a two-hour cere-
mlony in St. Peter's Square, where-*e
to 100,000 people braved unusually
chilly weather for a Roman spring.r
"Rediscover with joy and wonder
that the world is no longer a slave to
the inevitable. The world of ours can
change: peace is possible even where
for too long there has been fighting ,and
death," the pontiff said, naming' the
Iloly Land. Jerusalem. the Balkans,
Africa. Asia and Latin America.
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