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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 21, 2002

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including four Israeli soldiers. Israel that as lot
said it wouldn't retaliate for now and tinians, wx
agreed to a crucial meeting with the Israelis,"
Palestinians in an effort to produce a of group
cease-fire after 18 months of Mideast Jenin.
fighting. The U.
Israel Radio reported that the meet- year und
ing of security commanders from director
both sides with U.S. envoy Anthony Palestini
Zinni, in Tel Aviv late yesterday, tion and
ended without agreement on a truce, Israel isp
and another session would be held in any kin
the coming days. Authority
Zinni earlier contacted Israeli No sp
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and seen top
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to attack, an
ensure that the delicate truce talks exerciser
would not be derailed by the bomb- who spc
ing near the northern town of Afula. anonymit
The explosion, which blew gaping Howev
holes in the sides of the bus, also istry spo
injured 27 people, many of them said ther
Arab Israelis. the agre
Israelis and Palestinians have both attacks.1
hinted a truce could be declared as cease-fir
early as today. However, the militant Severa
Islamic Jihad group claimed responsi- lapsed, an
bility for yesterday's bombing and said deadliest
U.S. readies

not abide by any cease-fire
It.
the honor to organize (this
id I want to tell the Israelis
ng as Sharon is killing Pales-
ve in Islamic Jihad will kill
said Mahmoud Tawalbi, head
in the West Bank town of
S. truce plan, written last
der the guidance of CIA
George Tenet, calls on
ans to "apprehend, ques-
incarcerate terrorists."
prohibited from "attacks of
nd against Palestinian
facilities."
ecific mechanism is fore-
prevent retaliation for an
end both sides will have to
restraint, said a. diplomat,
oke on condition of
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ver, Israeli Defense Min-
okesman Yarden Vatikay
e will be no provisions in
ement for dealing with
He said there can be no
e if there are terror attacks.
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rd this month has seen the
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WASHINGTON
"a a-r,.Senate passes campaign finance reforms

Police and rescue workers attend to the scene of a bus bombing in Um Al Fahem,
an Arab town in northern Israel. The bomber killed himself and seven others.

fighting began in September 2000.
"The patience of the (Israeli)
public will not be able to hold out
for another attack or two," said
Israeli Labor Minister Shlomo
Benizri.
Following yesterday's bombing,
Sharon said Arafat bore ultimate
responsibility for failing to prevent it.
Arafat has "not moved away from a

policy of terror, has not taken any
steps and has not given any orders to
stop attacks," Sharon said.
But Israel Radio, citing sources
close to Sharon, said Israel would
hold off on retaliation and would not
cancel last night's truce talks in Tel
Aviv, during which the Palestinians
were to respond to Israel's proposed
truce timetable.

Congress approved the most far-reaching changes to the nation's cam-
paign finance system since the Watergate scandals yesterday, sweeping
aside years of gridlock to clear legislation for President Bush's signature.
Bush said he will sign the bill, though he called it "flawed in some
areas." Critics attacked the bill as unconstitutional and pledged a swift
court challenge.
"With the stroke of the president's pen, we will eliminate hundreds of
millions of dollars of unregulated soft money that has caused Americans to
question the integrity of their elected representatives," Sen. John McCain
(R-Ariz.), the bill's leading advocate, said shortly before a 60-40 Senate
vote that cleared the measure.
"The reforms passed today, while flawed in some areas, still improve the
current system overall, and I will sign them into law," Bush said in a writ-
ten statement.
The House passed the bill last.month on a vote of 240-189. Bush and his
team reluctantly began preparing for a signing ceremony as early as next
week that will include the bill's sponsors, including .his 2000 presidential
primary foe McCain.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan
Taliban, al-Qaida forces moving to regroup
The Operation Anaconda commander warned yesterday that al-Qaida fighters
are an "adaptable enemy" already drawing on a fresh flow of cash to rebuild
forces in eastern Paktia province. Just 40 miles to the east, U.S. and Afghan troops
came under fire, and one American was wounded.
Intelligence data showed that well-outfitted fighters already were moving to
regroup, Maj. Gen. Frank Hagenbeck said just two days after completion of the
largest U.S. offensive in the Afghan war. He predicted increased activity as the
weather improves.
"I can tell you there are al-Qaida operatives in Paktia right now who are going
to great lengths to try to regroup or regenerate," Hagenbeck said in an interview
with three news organizations in his office at Bagram air base. "They are also
spending a lot of money to regroup."
He declined to elaborate on what measures al-Qaida operatives were taking. But
he said it was a rich orga'nization able to count on backing from the people in the
region near the Pakistani border.
"They are a very adaptable enemy," he said.

plans for terror tribunals

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has
settled on a complex set of military tribunal regulations
more advantageous to al-Qaida and Taliban defendants
than the guidelines President Bush originally issued in
November, knowledgeable sources said yesterday.
The new rules would require a unanimous vote of
judges to give convicted terrorists the death penalty -
not the two-thirds vote Bush had suggested in his Nov.
13 executive order esta1gishing the tribunals. And
while the president's original order barred appeals
after conviction, the new regulations allow military
officers to review a tribunal's decision on appeal.
Yet the new rules, scheduled to be announced
today, also give prosecutors more leeway than they
would find in criminal courts. Hearsay or second-
hand evidence could be used in the new tribunals, for
example, although it is barred in ordinary criminal
trials and courts-martial.
Bush's original order brought a firestorm of criti-
cism from human rights groups and European offi-
cials who said it could violate the rights of suspects
brought to trial by the United States. In the four

months since, experts from the White House, the
Defense Department and the Justice Department
have been slowly working out the details of what
could become one of the most controversial aspects
of the U.S. war on terror.
Despite the furor, many U.S. officials have con-
cluded that there may be little use for the tribunals
because the great majority of the 300 prisoners in
Cuba are low-ranking foot soldiers, sources said. The
tribunals are planned only for relatively high-ranking
al-Qaida and Taliban operatives against whom there
is persuasive evidence of terrorism or war crimes.
"The world now will begin to see what we meant
by a fair system that will enable. us to bring people to
justice (but) at the same time protect citizenry," Bush
told reporters yesterday.
Bush administration officials have other plans for
many of the relatively junior captives now at the
Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba: indefinite deten-
tion without trial. U.S. officials would take this action
with prisoners they fear could pose a danger of terror-
ism even if they have little evidence of past crimes.

Human rights groups expressed differing opinions
about the new tribunal rules. All contended that some
provisions still violate the rights of prisoners, but
some expressed relief that the regulations had been
softened since Bush announced them.
The tribunals, sometimes called "commissions,"
will resemble military courts-martial in composition.
They will have three to seven members.
In cases where the death penalty is not a possibility,
defendants can be convicted by a two-thirds vote. A
person convicted in a tribunal will be allowed to ask a
review panel appointed by the president - consisting
of three people, one of whom will be a military judge
- to reconsider his case. The defendant will not be
allowed to appeal to the federal courts.
The rules of evidence governing cases before the
tribunals will be considerably looser than they are in
U.S. criminal courts. In ordinary criminal cases, a
witness cannot offer hearsay evidence - information
based on what someone else has said. But hearsay
testimony will be allowed before military tribunals,
sources said.

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WASHINGTON
Clinton exonerated
from Whitewater
The prosecutor's final report on
Whitewater concluded the Clintons'
Arkansas land venture benefitted from
criminal activity but investigators did
not find enough evidence to prove the
former first family engaged in wrong-,
doing.
The Clintons' lawyer called the
five-volume report, the product of a
$70 million, six-year investigation,
"the most expensive exoneration in
history."
But Independent Counsel Robert
Ray's report, released yesterday, sharply
criticized the former president for
repeatedly attacking the investigation as
"bogus," and it disclosed evidence
questioning some of the first family's
sworn testimony.
There was evidence that Bill Clinton
should have suspected financial impro-
prieties at his Whitewater business part-
ner's financial institution, the report
said.
BEIJING
Protests over labor
continue in China
Profound labor unrest shook two
cities in northern China's "rust belt"
yesterday as unpaid and laid off work-
ers protested, overturning a car and
massing 10,000-strong to face off with
military police.
In Liaoyang, an industrial center in
northeastern Liaoning province,

columns of military police protected
the city government office - on
Democracy Road - and broke up
protests.
Witnesses, who estimated the crowd
at 10,000, said there were no injuries,
but city officials denied there were any
protests at all.
"Nothing has happened. It's quiet
outside," said a spokesman at the
Liaoyang city office.
Hundreds of armed officers were
reportedly blanketing the area and ring-
ing the building around the clock.
HOBOKEN, N.J.
Some change names
following attacks
Tariq Hasan will henceforth be
known as Terry Hasan.
The 35-year-old Pakistani-born
financial worker is among a small but
growing number of people across the
nation going to court to change their
names to less Arabic-sounding ones
since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Many cite incidents of bias and
harassment or fear they could be target-
ed because the attacks were carried out
by Muslim extremists.
"I notice a change in people's
demeanor when I tell them my name
is Tariq," said Hasan, who lives in
Hoboken, directly across the Hudson
River from where the World Trade
Center once stood. "They may be
thinking, 'Oh, you're one of them.'
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me?C'
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