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Tribute for Faz
Husain to be held
A tribute to remember Faz Husain,
a community icon and founder of
Hello Faz Pizza, will be held today
at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School at
7:30 p.m. The school is located at 601
W. Stadium Blvd.
Army leader to
speak on Iraq
David Petraeus, commanding general
of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Cen-
ter and Fort Leavenworth, is scheduled
to address students and faculty today at 4
pim. in Hale Auditorium. Petraeus's talk,
entitled "Observations from soldiering in
Iraq," will focus on his experience in Iraq
from June 2004 to September 2005.
Bands to perform
tonight at bar for
Volunteers in Action will sponsor a
charity concert and raffle tonight featur-
ing local and student bands. The event
is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. at
Good Time Charley's. All proceeds will
go to charity.
Barricades stolen
rom off-campus
construction site
Two sets of construction barricades
valued at $150 each were stolen Tues-
day, the Department of Public Safety
reported. The barricades were stolen
at about 8 a.m. from a construction
site off Hubbard Street west of Murfin
Street. Police have no suspects.
Ex-boyfriend caught
tresspassing in
The ex-boyfriend of a Stockwell
resident refused to leave the build-
ing Tuesday night, DPS reported.
The subject was escorted from the
* residence hall after being advised
to make no further contact with the
In Daily History
PIRGIM takes
students to D.C.
to protest draft
March 23, 1980 - Two hundred
twenty-five University students joined

30,000 protesters gathered on the Mall
in Washington yesterday in the largest
demonstration ever against President
Carter's call for a draft registration.
The protesters marched past the
White House to the Capitol building,
where they listened to anti-draft argu-
ments from speakers ranging from leg-
islators to gay rights advocates.
The peaceful demonstration was
sponsored by Mobilization Against the
Draft and attracted groups from all
over the East and Midwest, including
many campus groups. The University's
contingent traveled to the rally in buses
and vans sponsored by Public Interest
Research Group In Michigan and the
Michigan Student Assembly.
"The present situation does not jus-
tify disrupting the lives of young peo-
ple. We don't need to go to the Middle
East, we need to stay in this country
and straighten it out," Judy Goldsmith,
vice president of the National Organi-
zation of Women, said. Rev. Barry
Lynn, the national chairman of the
Committee Against Registration and
the Draft said the selective service
is the "most inhumane system ever
The rally, which drew groups rep-
resenting much of the political spec-
trum, evoked images of 1960s anti war
protests, especially when the crowd
banded together to flash peace signs
and sing "Blowin' in the Wind."

GM, Delphi offer buyouts,
early retirement to workers

Hourly workers eligible
for payouts between
$35,000 and $140,000
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors
Corp. and auto supplier Delphi Corp.
announced deals with the United
Auto Workers yesterday that would
offer buyouts to 13,000 hourly Delphi
employees and up to 100,000 hourly
GM workers represented by the Unit-
ed Auto Workers.
GM workers will be eligible for pay-
outs of between $35,000 and $140,000
depending on their years of service. At
Delphi, up to 5,000 workers will be eligi-
ble to return to GM, Delphi's former par-
ent company, while 13,000 U.S. hourly
workers will be eligible for a lump sum
payment of up to $35,000 to retire.
The Delphi plan must be approved by

a bankruptcy court. GM's plan doesn't
require approval, and company spokes-
man Dan Flores said retirements could
begin as early as June 1.
Under the plan, GM would pay for
the Delphi early-retirement incen-
tives and also would assume some
post-retirement benefits for Delphi
employees who go back to work for
GM. Flores said GM didn't yet know
the full cost of the plan, since it's
unclear how many workers will par-
ticipate. But the company already
has taken a $3.6 billion charge for
Delphi-related expenses.
The UAW said it planned to com-
ment later yesterday.
GM has a total of 113,000 hourly
workers, but only UAW-represented
workers are eligible for now, Flores
said. The automaker is negotiating
with the International Union of Elec-

tronic Workers-Communications
Workers of America on a similar
deal for those workers.
Delphi said it will ask the U.S. Bank-
ruptcy Court to consider the plan April 7.
It planned to file a motion seeking author-
ity for similar early-retirement deals with
its other unions, including the IUE-CWA
and the United Steelworkers.
Delphi filed for bankruptcy in
October and has said labor agree-
ments negotiated by GM are among
its biggest burdens. The company
pays U.S. hourly workers around $75
an hour in wages and benefits.
Delphi said it will continue talks
with GM and its unions on a new
labor agreement that' would help
avert a strike at Delphi. Delphi has
set a March 30 deadline to reach
such an agreement with its 34,000
U.S. hourly workers.

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