2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 11, 2002
Prn-k.raip1 'crn tfrr r4 i-Yr
NP17 IT TlD Trv
i j v -LkJi. c4iiLL ~P#JLLLoIIi ,.t,,111t01I.A3 1INLvv0u' -t~
riots from Pale stinian sup p orte rs Sharon agrees to negotiate truce with Arafat
Daily Staff Reporter
Twice yesterday, members of Stu-
dents Allied for Freedom and Equal-
ity protested the Israel Under the
Lens conference outside the Michi-
Armed with cardboard machine guns
and sirens, SAFE performed skits about
Israel's military checkpoints.
SAFE member Fadi Kiblawi said
Palestinians are stopped at these check-
points and Israeli soldiers check their
papers, which can take up to three hours
"People can get shot on sight if
they take side routes (to avoid the
checkpoints)," SAFE member
Souzan Naser said.
"Palestinians are differentiated by
different color license plates," Naser
Holding a megaphone, SAFE
member Salah Husseini said the.
checkpoint illustration must be
brought to people's attention.
He also said the checkpoints were
examples of racism.
Kiblawi called the rally a "big creative
expression." He said he believed the
conference attempted "ethnic cleansing
through the mind."
Rackham student Amenah Ibrahim,
who also participated in the protest, said
the rally was designed to protest the con-
ference's keynote speaker, Israeli Air
Force General Relik Shafir.
"This general was funded to our
campus with our tuition money,"
Ibrahim said she felt that earlier con-
ference speakers had an objective view-
But she said after listening to one
speaker discuss the war on terrorism,
her "blood was boiling."
Still, Ibrahim said the conference
was fair, despite a lack of Palestin-
LSA junior and conference plan-
ner David Post said the conference
attempted to create an academic
environment to discuss Israeli-Pales-
"We tried to put speakers with a wide
variety of views. We tried to cover as
many points of view as possible," Post
Engineering sophomore Maya Man-
del disagreed with, SAFE members, say-
ing she felt the conference was
"The conference presented other
sides. People were really happy with
what they heard," Mandel said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday he is prepared to end Yasser
Arafat's confinement in the West Bank and negotiate with the Palestinians on a
truce, but with violence at its worst levels in 17 months of fighting, he stressed he
will not call off the army offensive against militants.
Sharon said Palestinian security forces had arrested the fifth and final suspect
in the October slaying of Israeli Cabinet minister Rehavam Zeevi, fulfilling the
condition for lifting a blockade that has kept Arafat under virtual house arrest in
his compound in Ramallah in the West Bank since December.
"People have been arrested. I demanded their arrest and their imprisonment"
Sharon told a group of disabled war veterans. "I have said that after they are
ested we shall let him out of there."
He did not say when the Palestinian leader would be allowed to move
Sharon spoke hours after Israeli helicopters pounded Arafat's Gaza Strip office
to rubble, retaliation for a Palestinian suicide attack that killed 11 others near
Sharon's Jerusalem residence.
The Palestinian office in Gaza City had been evacuated before the helicopter
attack, and no one was hurt.
Ground fighting slowing in Afghanistan
Hundreds of weary U.S. soldiers descended from the Afghan mountains
yesterday after a grueling eight-day battle against enemy holdouts. U.S.
bombers pounded the caves where the remaining fighters were hiding.
The Army said ground fighting was winding down but that Operation
Anaconda would continue until the last of the al-Qaida and Taliban fighters
had been killed or surrendered in the Shah-e-Kot mountains.
About 400 U.S. troops returned to the Bagram air base north of Kabul
yesterday in wave after wave of CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
"We're home!" the soldiers shouted, offering high-fives to elated col-
leagues. A few shook their heads in disbelief, grateful they had made it out
In Gardez, an Afghan commander, Ismail, said al-Qaida and Taliban
forces in the area were "75 percent spent" and he expected a final push
within the next two days.
Coalition forces said they killed at least 500 fighters and that about 200
were believed left. Eight Americans and three of their Afghan allies died.
Fadi Kiblawi, along with fellow protesters, acts as a soldier in a skit refusing
admittance of a Palestinian ambulance, In front of the Michigan League yesterday,
during the "Israel Under the Lens" conference.
LSA freshman Samuel Botsford "Bipartisan views were expressed.
said he felt the speakers tried to pres- Most speakers presented both sides of
ent both viewpoints. the story efficiently," Botsford said.
YOUR CLIMB TO THE
TOP A WHOLE LOT
SHORTER. START YOUR
CAREER OFF AT A
Dynamic, cutting edge, revolutionizing the industry ... Were Quicken Loans, powered by Intuit, maker of Quicken and
Turbo Tax"' the nation's leading online mortgage lender.You'll learn from the best in the business and experience unlimited
growth opportunity, all in a great, casual environment. Get the "true to life" probability of earning $50,000 - $100,000 with
world-class benefits including hefty stock options, 401(k), profit sharing, medical, dental and more. Send in your resume today!
Excel at one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in Livonia, Farmington Hills and Auburn Hills.
20555 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152 FOE.
Email: email@example.com Fax:(734) 805-7052
www.quickenloans.com Phone:(800) 656-8863
U.S. considers using
President Bush's top foreign-affairs
advisers say the United States must be
prepared to use nuclear weapons to
deter attacks involving weapons of
mass destruction. But in an effort to
ease alarm overseas, they said there
were no plans to do so.
"We all want to make the use of
weapons of mass destruction less like-
ly," National Security Adviser Con-
doleezza Rice said yesterday. "The way
that you do that is to send a very strong
signal to anyone who might try to use
weapons of mass destruction against
the United States that they'd be met
with a devastating response."
Secretary of State Colin Powell said
the United States has never ruled out
using nuclear weapons against a
nuclear-armed enemy, a policy he said
should deter any would-be attacker.
"We think it is best for any potential
adversary out there to have uncertainty
in his calculus,"Powell said.
Enron is not another
The Enron collapse is dangerous for
Republicans. It fuels questions about
influence-peddling in the White House.
And it could raise election-year money
for the party out of power.
But even the most loyal Democrats
concede one thing that Enron is not:
The Bush administration's Whitewater.
"1'm being very, very careful to say
that it's not another Whitewater," said
Rep. Henry Waxman, the Democrats'
lead investigator into what the White
House knew of the debacle, when, and
how Enron may have influenced the
administration's energy policy plans.
Still, some Democrats say unan-
swered questions could boost their
party in the fall election.
But so far, Democrats have not turned
Enron into a buzzword for questionable
presidential ethics, as Republicans were
able to do with the Clintons' land deal.
Ridge announces new
terror alert protocol
Homeland Security Director Tom
Ridge will soon make public a new ter-
rorism alert system to grade threats by
their seriousness and give states and
cities more specific information.
The new system is said to have sver-
al alert levels, with the highest meaning
an attack is considered imminent.
The system is described as a
response to complaints that the four
broad terror alerts issued by the federal
government in the months since the
Sept. 11 attacks alarmed the public
while providing little or no useful infor-
The White House confirmed pub-
lished reports that Ridge and his staff
are working with federal, state and
local officials, police chiefs and sheriffs
with the aim of making the alerts more
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.
These Leaders Have
The University of Michigan
College of Pharmacy has been
developing leaders for positions in
health care, biotechnology,
Gwendolyn Chivers, Chief
Pharmacist, University of Michigan
Gayle Crick, Manager,
Eli Lilly & Co.
Cynthia Kirman, Manager,
National Managed Pharmacy
Program, General Motors Corp.
engineering, law, the
industry, and other
careers for 125 years.
It's one reason our
College is consistently
ranked among the
You owe it to
yourself to find out
about the outstanding,
to U-M College of
Visit our Web site at
h ttn/hmmw umirh e-u/,
The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) 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 U.S. mail are
$105. Winter term (January through April) is $110, yearlong(September through April) is $190. University
affiliates are subject to a reduced subscription rate. On-campus subscriptions for fall term are $35. Subscrip-
tions must be prepaid. The Michigan Daily is a member of The Associated Press and The Associated Colle-
giate Press. ADDRESS: The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1327.
PHONE NUMBERS (All area code 734): News 76-DAILY; Arts 763-0379; Sports 647-3336; Opinion 764-0552;
Circulation 764-0558; Classified advertising 764-0557; Display advertising 764-0554; Billing 764-0550.
E-mail letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. World Wide Web: www.michigandaily.com.
EDITORIAL STAFF Jon Schwartz, Editor in Chief
NEWS Lisa Koivu, Managing Editor
EDITORS: Rachel Green, Usa Hoffman, Elizabeth Kassab, Jacquelyn Nixon
STAFF: Jeremy Berkowitz, Kay Bhagat, Tyler Boersen, Ted Borden, Nick Bunkley, Anna Clark, David Enders, Margaret Engoren, Michael
Gazdecki, Rahwa Ghebre-Ab, Annie Gleason, Rob Goodspeed, Christopher Johnson, C. Price Jones, Shabina S. Khatri, Kylene Kiang, Daniel Kim,
Tomislav Ladika, Louie Meizlish, Jennifer Misthal, Shannon Pettypiece, Karen Schwartz, Jordan Schrader, Maria Sprow, Kara Wenzel
CALENDAR: Shabina S. Khatri
EDITORIAL Johanna Hanink, Editor
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Aubrey Henretty, Jess Piskor, Manish RaiJI
STAFF: Howard Chung, Rachel Fisher, Michael Grass, John Honkala, Adam Konner, David Livshiz, Garrett Lee, Kevin McNeil, Christopher
Miller, Paul Neuman, Ari Paul, Zachary Peskowitz, Laura Platt, Rachel Roth, Lauren Strayer,
CARTOONISTS: Sam Butler, Chip Cullen, Thomas Kuljurgis
COLUMNISTS: Babawole Akin-Aina, Peter Cunniffe, Geoffrey Gagnon, David Horn, Yael Kohen, Jeremy W. Peters, Dustin J. Seibert, Nick
Woomer, Amer G. Zahr
SPORTS Steve Jackson, Managing Editor
SENIOR EDITORS: Arun Gopal, David Horn, Jeff Phillips, Joe Smith
NIGHT EDITORS: Chris Burke, Seth Klempner, Courtney Lewis, J. Brady McCollough, Kyle O'Neill, Naweed Sikora
STAFF: Rohit Bhave, Dan Bremmer, Evan Brown, Eric Chan, Kareem Copeland, Raphael Goodstein, Josh Holman, Bob Hunt, Melanie Kebler, Shawn
Kemp, Matt Kramer, David Oxfeld, Charles Paradis, Swapnil Patel, Dan Rosen, Mike Rosen, Brian Schick, Brian Steere, Jim Weber
ARTS Lyle Henretty, Luke Smith, Managing Editors
EDITOR: Jeff Dickerson
WEEKEND EDITORS: Matt Grandstaff, Jane KrulI
SUB-EDITORS: Ryan Blay, Keith Dusenberry, Caitlin Nish, Neal Pais, Jim Schiff, Andy Taylor-Fabe
STAFF: Charity Atchison, Marie Bernard, Matthew C. Borushko, Rob Brode, Autumn Brown, Japiya Burns, Laura Deneau, Kiran Diwela, Will EI-Naohef,
Jennifer Fogel, Ben Goldstein, Melissa Gollob, Nicholas Harp, Jenny Jeltes, Carmen Johnson, Christine Lasek, Rachel Lewis, Laura LoGerfo, Elizabeth
Manasse, Beatrice Marovich, Taryn O'Leary, Gina Pensiero, Rebecca Ramsey, Darren Ringe, Dustin Seibert, Christian Smith, Todd Weiser, Janet Yang
PHOTO David Katz, Editor
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Danny Moloshok, Brett Mountain, Brendan O'Donnell, Alyssa Wood
STAFF: Lauren Braun, Laurie Brescoll, Tom Feldcamp, Emma Fosdick, Patrick Jones, Ryan Leventhal, Kelly Lin, Debbie Mizel, John Pratt, David
Rochkind, Jonathon Triest, Leslie Ward, Jessica Yurasek
ONLINE Paul Wong, Managing Editor
STAFF: Marc Allen, Soojung Chang, Chuck Goddeeris, Melanie Kebler, Timothy Najmolhoda
BUSINESS STAFF Courtney Morales, Business Manager
Peter Labadie, President,
Williams-Lahadie, LLC, a
subsidiary of Leo Burnett
Albert Leung, President,
Robert Lipper, Vice President,
Bioph armaceutics R&D,
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.,
Pharmaceutical. Research Institute
DISPLAY SALES Micah Winter, Manager
ASSOCIATE MANAGER: Carrie Wozniak
STAFF: Ayala Barkai, Brad Davies, Belinda Chung, Joanna Eisen, Laura Frank, Ellen Gagnet, Rebecca Goodman, Jennifer Kaczmarek, Zipo
jLt, Julie Lee, Leslie Olinek, Anne Sause, Tarah Sason, Debbie Shapiro, Nicole Siegel, David Soberman, Ryan Zuckerman
CLASSIFIED SALES Esther Choi, Manager
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Jeffrey Valuck