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November 14, 2002
©2002 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 50

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Claiming Iraq
was seeking the "path of peace," Saddam Hus-
sein's government agreed yesterday to the
return of international weapons inspectors,
accepting a stringent U.N. resolution two days
ahead of a deadline.
Although Iraq accepted the tough terms,
President Bush warned he had "zero tolerance"
for any Iraqi attempts to hide weapons of mass
destruction and said a coalition of nations is
ready to force Saddam to disarm.
Iraq's nine-page letter of acceptance was
laced with anti-American and anti-Israeli state-

ments as well as stern warnings for U.N.
weapons inspectors.
In contrast, Iraq's U.N. ambassador,
Mohammed Al-Douri, said his government had
chosen "the path of peace" and its acceptance
had "no conditions, no reservations."
Still, the harsh tone in Iraqi Foreign Minister
Naji Sabri's letter to U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan, and its warnings about how Bagh-
dad expects inspectors to behave, raised ques-
tions about Iraq's plans to cooperate with the
Annan, speaking to reporters in Washington

after meeting with Bush, said he would wait to
determine Iraq's intentions.
"I think the issue is not their acceptance, but
performance on the ground," Annan said. "Let
the inspectors go in, and I urge the Iraqis to
cooperate with them and to perform."
Annan said the advance team of inspectors is
scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Nov. 18.
They have until Dec. 23 to begin their work and
must report to the Security Council 60 days
If Iraq fails to cooperate, the resolution
orders inspectors to immediately notify the

council, which will discuss a response.
By Dec. 8, Iraq must declare all its chemical,
biological and nuclear programs, according to
the terms of the resolution.
Al-Douri said his government has nothing to
fear from inspections because "Iraq is clean."
In the letter, Sabri accused Bush and British
Prime Minister Tony Blair of fabricating evi-
dence that Iraq possessed or was on its way to
producing nuclear weapons - and had already
stockpiled biological and chemical weapons.
"The lies and manipulations of the American
administration and British government will be

exposed," Sabri said.
He also warned that Iraq plans to closely
monitor the inspectors while they are in the
country. In 1998, Baghdad accused inspectors
of spying for the United States and Israel.
Under Security Council resolutions adopted
after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, U.N.
inspectors must certify that Iraq's nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons programs
have been eliminated along with the long-range
missiles to deliver them. Only then can sanc-
tions against Iraq be lifted.
See IRAQ, Page 7A

Man arrested
in West Quad
confesses to
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Department of Public Safety officers arrested 39-year-old
Ann Arbor resident Maurice Burgens last night, in connec-
tion with crimes that occurred in West Quad and South
Quad Residence Halls two weeks ago.
The first incident occurred the night of Oct. 30 when Bur-
gens allegedly solicited money in West Quad, and then
attempted to steal a wallet from a resident's room. He returned
the wallet and fled the scene once the resident returned.
The second incident happened Nov. 1 in South Quad
when $135 was stolen from a resident's wallet after a sus-
pect asked to use the resident's phone. The victims gave a
similar suspect description to the man seen in West Quad.
Burgens was spotted in West Quad again yesterday after-
noon, asking people to give him money so he could buy
medicine for his wife. A West Quad resident notified DPS,
who approached the suspect. After interrogating him, he
admitted to the incidents. He was arraigned today in Washte-
naw County Criminal Court and will have a preliminary
exam Nov. 27.
"We're anticipating he would be charged with home inva-
sion and larceny in a building," DPS spokeswoman Diane
Brown said, adding that she could not say if Burgens is con-
nected with other recent campus crimes, including the string
of home invasions and peeping tom incidents that happened
last winter and spring.
"That's being investigated," she added.
A crime alert was issued following the Oct. 30 incident,
describing the suspect as a 5-foot-10, 240-pound black man
in his mid-30s with a scruffy goatee and crooked teeth. He
was said to have been wearing a red work coat, black watch
cap, green pants and black work boots.
Another significant arrest was made last week by DPS.
After being reported trespassing in the Student Activities
Building, DPS officers confronted 25-year-old Ann Arbor
resident Shannon Murray in the area, and found him in the
possession of a laptop, which had been taken from the Flem-
ing Administration Building earlier that day. Brown said
while some University buildings have security measures,
other areas are still unprotected.
"We still have unlocked offices and areas that are provid-
ing opportunities for crime," Brown said.
Murray was arraigned Nov. 8, given a $5,000 bond and
has a preliminary examination Nov. 20.
Both Murray and Burgens have previous records. Murray
was arrested in January for breaking into the Institute of
Social Research and attempting to steal some tapes. He had
a probationary status that did not allow him on University
property. In addition, he has been arrested several times in
See ARREST, Page 3A

Students respond
to drop in black,
Asian enrollment

By Jennifer Misthal
Daily Staff Reporter
The student body at the University reflects a
national trend of increased minority populations
on campuses nation-wide. But the increase con-
trasts an overall decline in the number of students
currently enrolled in the freshman class.
While the number of both Native American
and Hispanic freshmen increased this year, the
number of black and Asian students decreased.
Native Americans grew from 50 students in 2001
to 53 this year and the Hispanic population rose
from 263 to 305 students. The number of black
freshmen fell from 499 to 443 while the Asian
population dropped from 692 to 588.
Some students, including Engineering sopho-
more and Hispanic student Pedro Perez-Cabezas,
expressed dissatisfaction with the data, despite
the rise in Hispanic student enrollment this year.
"It's OK but (the increase) could be greater, I

feel,' he said. Perez-Cabezas said his ideal situa-
tion would be to have 25 percent of the student
population consist of minority students. A greater
minority presence at the University will enhance
every student's education, he added.
Others also feel minority representation is
essential to make every student's education more
"There should be more minorities here for the
overall experience of diversity but I don't know if
that will happen," said an LSA sophomore who
wished to remain anonymous, adding that it is
unlikely the small jump in enrollment will be felt
on such a big campus.
"It doesn't sound like that much of a differ-
ence. I don't see it as being a big decrease,"
she said.
Unfortunately, the presence of minority groups
often get lost on such a large campus, she said,
adding she did not know how the University

Tech chairm-t-an sees
profits on horizon

Cheating among University students was the topic of a forum yesterday at which
several professors spoke.
Profs seek to raise

By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter

By Dan Trudeau
Daily Staff Reporter
"Students need to decide to do the
right thing at the point of temptation. It
has to be as uncomfortable to cheat as it
is to not buckle your seatbelt," chem-
istry Prof. Brian Coppola said yesterday
at a town hall meeting in Angell Hall.
Coppola was one of three professors
who served as panelists for the meet-

ing, which addressed a variety of prob-
lems and perspectives regarding aca-
demic integrity within the University
LSA Academic Advisor and event
co-planner Susan Gass commented on
the urgency of the meeting, stating that
increasing ambiguity over what is right
and wrong in the classroom made the
discussion necessary.

After nearly three years, growing demand for
new wireless technology may help telecommuni-
cations service and software provider Lucent
Technologies finally get back on track.
Chairman Henry Schacht, who spoke at the
University Business School yesterday, cited the
collapse of the technology industry in 2000 as the
primary reason for Lucent's sustained and dra-
matic tumble in stock value.
"There had been a total collapse. There was a
great deal of buying in 1998 and 1999. Then
there was a severe fall in demand (because)
people that had been buying a lot of equipment
reached overcapacity, and had no need for it,"
he said.
Business School associate Prof. Alan Afuah
said telecom companies like Lucent - whose
revenues have fallen 42 percent since last Sep-

tember - had overestimated demand for new
technology and are now readjusting their strate-
gies to meet the current market's needs.
"(Lucent) is now providing products for both
the wireless and wireline companies in a more
streamlined way," he said. "There is more focus
on serving specific needs of customers instead of
trying to do everything for everyone."
In addition to revamping their selling strategy,
Schacht said the company has moved to cut costs
and better reposition itself for a recovery.
"We've been reducing our expenses and head-
count substantially, but we're just going to have to
wait until our customers buy again," he said.
"(We have to) be in a position to take recovery in
the market when it comes. We expect to return to
profitability next year."
Afuah, who teaches corporate strategy and
international business, said Lucent is using the
right approach, but that intense competition
See LUCENT, Page 2A

Flipping out


pitch tents
By Victoria Edwards
Daily Staff Reporter
The cold wind bit at them as the night raged on.
Still, a handful of Muslim students and community
leaders remained in their blue tents overnight in an
effort to promote awareness about actual Palestin-
ian refugee camps.
The reproduction of the Palestinian refugee
camps at Ingalls Mall yesterday and Tuesday was
spearheaded by Students Allied for Freedom and
"I stayed overnight. I felt I was greatly affected
by the experience," said University of Michigan at
Dearborn freshman Mohammed Tayssir Safi. "I
kinda knew what the people went through with no
food or access to cars if it got cold."
Safi said the people who walked by and wanted
to be educated about what was happening also

Students pass through a simulated Palestinian refugee camp yesterday at Ingalls Mall.

the types of atrocities committed in incidents in
1948, where 440 villages were destroyed, Safi said.
This refugee camp enactment is part of a series
of events that make up the Palestinian Day of
Remembrance, a nationwide college event to com-
memorate and educate the student body and the
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"This is calling for the University to stop the fund-
ing of Israel until it stops occupation of Palestinian
territories, and to end Apartheid in Israel," Safi said.
International Solidarity Movement founder and
clergyman Rev. Thom Saffold also participated in
the refugee camp.
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