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NABLUS, West Bank - Israel said
it would start withdrawing from two
West Bank cities even as it pushed
deeper into other Palestinian strong-
holds yesterday in house-to-house
fighting backed by helicopters and
Hours after Secretary of State Colin
Powell demanded "a clear statement
from Israel that they are beginning to
withdraw," the Defense Ministry said a
staggered pullback from Qalqiliya and
Tulkarem was planned for early today,
but no timetable was given.
Troops would continue to maintain a
cordon around the cities, a statement
said, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
pledged to continue the 11-day-old
offensive he launched in response to a
wave of suicide bombings.
"It's a start," White House press sec-
retary Ari Fleischer said in Washing-
ton. "As the president said ... all parties
in the Middle East have responsibilities
and the president expects all parties to
step up to them."
Powell said he was encouraged but
hoped the move would not be "a little
bit of this and a little bit of that," with
advances in some areas and pullbacks
Yesterday's developments unfold-
ed as Powell arrived in Morocco on
the first stop of his peacemaking
mission and was bluntly told by
King Mohammed: "Don't you think
it was more important to go to
O Jerusalem first?"
World oil prices spiked as much as
6 percent in a fresh wave of anxiety
after Iraq said it was halting crude
exports for 30 days to demonstrate sup-
port for the Palestinians. National
Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice
said it would not deter President Bush
from seeking the Iraqi leader's ouster.
"We ought to remind them that
they're going to have a hard time eat-
ing their oil," Rice said in a speech in
Texas, suggesting that Saddam needs
money from oil exports more than the
United States needs Iraq's oil.
At Bethlehem's Church of the Nativi-
ty, fire broke out in the compound dur-
ing a gun battle between Israeli soldiers
and more than 200 armed Palestinians
See ISRAEL, Page 2
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
push to increase
By Louie Meizish
and Shannon Pettyplece
Daily Staff Reporters
Following in the steps of John E Kennedy, who
as a presidential candidate laid the groundwork for
the Peace Corps on the steps of the Michigan
Union, U.S. Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and John
McCain (R-Ariz.) made the University their first
stop in their campaign to promote a bill to expand
"Young Americans were particularly frustrated
after 9-11 when they asked, 'What can we do?' and
the answer was take a trip, go shopping, get on an
airline," McCain said during a town hall meeting at
Hill Auditorium yesterday.
Bayh and McCain are sponsoring the Call to Ser-
vice Act, which would quintuple the size of the
AmeriCorps program to support 250,000 volun-
teers. AmeriCorps is a federally-funded program
that offers tuition grants to people who perform
community service. Half of the new positions
would have to be associated with homeland securi-
ty. A committee hearing is scheduled for this week
in the Senate to discuss the bill.
"We'd like to see (volunteerism) become a bigger
part of the American social fabric," Bayh said. "It's
important that we seize the moment and not let the
KELLY LIN/Daily enthusiasm for these programs dissipate."
Sen. John McCain speaks yesterday in a town hall meeting at Hill Auditorium with Sen. Evan Bayh to The senators have had several meetings to work
promote student volunteerism and the AmerlCorps program. out an agreement with President Bush, who has
ter frstear ofservice
"Young Americans were
after 9-11 when they
asked, 'What can we
- John McCain
U.S. Senator (R-Ariz.)
called for doubling the program.
"We're going to do our best to avoid some fight
with them because we share the same goals,"
The University's AmeriCorps program currently
supports 52 volunteers participating in community
service in Dearborn and Detroit, but they can do
more, said Paul Propson, the program's director.
"It has the advantage of being really selective,
but it also has the disadvantage of not capitalizing
on the enthusiasm for volunteerism" he said. Prop-
son told McCain and Bayh during the roundtable
discussion that his program could support a dou-
bling of itself by next year.
But the University also faces some difficulties in
getting students involved, said Office of Financial
See MCCAIN, Page 9
Many upperclassmen feel
the shutdown won't affect them
as much as underclassmen
By Rahwa Ohebre-Ab
Daily Staff Reporter
Some students will be displeased at the
news of the shutdown of the
my.umich.edu website on June 30, but
others who have opted to navigate
through the University using other means
may not even notice.
The my.umich website includes a vari-
ety of web-based applications, such as e-
mail, classifieds, news and phone bills for
residents of University residence halls.
My.umich was an experiment to look at
web-based tools said James Hilton, associ-
ate provost for academic, information and
instructional technology affairs.
But many students said it was not very
"It's slow and it's useless," LSA senior
Cristina Martinez said.
"Even the ads, which are somewhat use-
ful, are just sort of there and no one really
reads them," she added.
The student phone statement service
will continue as a stand-alone web-based
application and other my.umich services,
See WEBSITE, Page 9
say threat of WWIII is small
As the death toll in the Middle East
continues to rise and the war on terrorism
expands to President Bush's "Axis of
Evil," many have wondered to what
extent the conflicts will reach.
Despite growing concern, several Uni-
versity professors said the war on terror-
ism and the conflicts between Israel and
Palestinian leaders will not result in one
larger conflict and will remain isolated
from each other.
"Both the situation in Afghanistan and the
situation between Israel and the Palestinian
authority are not traditional interstate wars
as the world wars were," political science
Prof. James Morrow said.
"(They involve a lot of) internal con-
flicts, in terms of the state. ... You could
imagine an internal war like that trigger-
ing a much larger conflict," he added.
But Morrow said the differences
between the conflicts taking place today
and those that started World War I and
World War II are much greater in terms of
their origins and supporters.
Last week President Bush asked Pales-
tinian leader Yasser Arafat to urge his sup-
porters to stop suicide bombing attacks in
Israel. He also asked Israel to pull troops
out of cities in the West Bank.
Bush has stated that all terrorists are
subject to American forces in the war
against terrorism - a war which some
have spoken against because of its seem-
ing lack of boundaries.
The conflicts share many similarities
with those that sparked the largest wars in
history, namely the first and second world
But history Prof. Brian Porter said the
similarities are inconsequential because
history cannot give clear guidance in
cases of war.
"There is one parallel worth noting,"
Porter said, addressing the 1914 terrorist
attack that sparked World War I, when the
heir to the Austrian throne was assassinat-
ed by a Serbian radical. "Austria-Hungary
issued demands against Serbia that have
some superficial resemblance to those
Bush issued to Afghanistan, but Austria-
Hungary did not - and could not have -
See WAR, Page 9
LSA-SG President Monique Luse accepts her Outstanding
Student Leader Award at last night's ceremonies.
By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
Secret evidence can be
used in Haddad case
By Jeremy Berkowitz
The saga of Ann Arbor Muslim leader
Rabih Haddad and the Global Relief Founda-
tion, a charity he co-founded, took another
turn Friday after U.S. District Judge Wayne
Andersen ruled that secret evidence can be
used in court to tie the Islamic charity to ter-
Lawyers representing the U.S. Department
of Justice used secret evidence in obtaining
search and arrest warrants for the foundation
last December, and then presented the evi-
dence to a judge last month without Global
Relief attorneys on hand.
"The use of secret evidence is completely
contrary to the principles on which our sys-
tem of justice works," said Kary Moss, execu-
tive director of the Michigan chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union.
secret evidence to be presented in cases
where national security is at stake, and that,
in certain circumstances, it might be neces-
sary to present evidence in chambers without
all parties present.
Justice Department spokesman Charles
Miller said the department was happy about
the ruling but refused to comment on any
other aspect of the case.
This suit is in the backdrop of the Haddad
family's immigration hearing which begins
tomorrow in Detroit.
The hearing will be open to the press and
public after a ruling last week that said the
closure of immigration hearings is unconsti-
The ruling also ordered all immigration
hearings marked special interest due to the
aftermath of Sept. 11, be open to the public.
"Openness is necessary for the public to
maintain confidence in the value and sound-
Students and student groups which impact the Uni-
versity outside the realm of academics were congratu-
lated at the 23rd annual Michigan Leadership Awards
"The Michigan Leadership Awards are to recognize
students, staff, advisors and student organizations
who've gone above and beyond what's expected of them
- especially for students who have gone beyond their
academic achievements," said Melita Pope Mitchell,
assistant director of the Office of Student Activities and
Receiving the award means the students made the
most of their college careers, Mitchell said.
Among the recipients was LSA junior and former
LSA-SG president Rachel Tronstein, who was recog-
nized with one of many Outstanding Student Leader
"I seek to engender an academic culture that pro-
motes growth, not exclusively intellectual growth, but
also social, spiritual and physical," Tronstein said.
"I believe wholly, totally and completely in the work
I do and the people with whom I work," she added.
An member of the University community is eligible
to nominate a student, adviser or student organization
for an award during fall term.