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WHILE WE WERE AWAY
13 occupy recruiting office

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By JANICE PLOTNIK
A group of 13 Ann Arbor residents occupied an
Air Force Recruiting office on South University
and Church two weeks ago to protest the U.S.
military involvement in El Salvador's Air War
and the war to overthrow the government of
Nicaragua.
The group put signs reading "Stop The U.S.
War Against Nicaragua" in the office's windows
and sat in the lobby of the office, hoping to deter
potential recruits.
LSA junior Ingrid Kock said she sympathizes
with Salvadorans who are attacked by their
government. "I am well aware of what the
government is doing in El Salvador," she said. The
government is used as an instrument to kill
people in Central America. As a student, I'm
concerned about students in El Salvador."
In a flyer protesters passed out, the group ob-
jected to U.S. involvement in Central America
and said the "humanitarian" aid for the
Nicaraguan rebels - which Congress recently

approved - would simply free more money for
the Contras to purchase weapons to help in their
terrorist campaign.
Protester Dave Buchen said that he attended
the protest because he "wants to make the war
effort as difficult as possible," and protester
Stuart Brown strongly opposed the U.S. in-
volvement in Central America. "When the U.S.
is involved in conflict - I hope they lose!" he
said.
The protesters also questioned recruitment of-
ficer Pat Cannon about whether recruits were
told about the situation in Central America.
Cannon said that a large majority of recruits
aren't as worried about world issues as they are
about getting a job. "We present a career option
for people looking for a job," said Cannon.
Cannon said that he applauded the protesters
enthusiasm, but he felt that their efforts were in
the wrong place, saying that the group of 13
should have contacted their local Congressman
on the issue.

Shultz meets Cambodian rebels

BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI) - Secretary of
State George Shultz met yesterday with Cam-
bodian rebels fighting the Vietnamese oc-
cupation of their homeland and signed a $3
million aid package to help border villagers
caught in the cross-fire.
Shultz arrived in Bangkok, the second stop of a
13-day Asia-Pacific tour, to reaffirm America's
support of Thailand, a frontline state against
Vietnam.
HIS MEETINGS with Thai senior leaders and
the rebels coincided with a Washington Post
story that said the CIA has been covertly
providing millions of dollars a year since 1982 to
non-communist rebels for non-military pur-
poses.
A senior State Department official traveling
with Shultz said the department, as a matter of
policy, does not confirm or deny CIA operations.
ara But Prince Norodom Rannaridh, son of Prince
Pride week Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH Norodom Sihanouk, head of a tripartite Cam-
bodian government-in-exile, denied the report.
Ann Arbor's gay community celebrated Lesbian/Gay Pride Week from June 17 to 22. The week "WE ARE getting nothing. Zero. Not even one
included an ecumenical service, an AIDS vigil, dances, movies, workshops, and ended with a dollar," he said.
rally and march.

Sihanouk's coalition has battled Vietnamese
occupation troons since they invaded Cambodia
in 1979 to drive out the Khmer Rouge and install 4
Heng Samrin. The communist Khmer Rouge,
who ruled from 1975 to 1979, are blamed for
killing between 1.5 million and 3 million Cam-
bodians.
Sihanouk's coalition comprises his non-
communist supporters, the Khmer Rouge and
the non-communist Khmer Peoples National
Liberation Front of former Premier Son Sann. 'it
is recognized by the United Nations as Cam-
bodia's legitimate govrnment.
SHULTZ MET yesterday with non-communist
rebel leaders, including the young prince and 4
Gen. Sak Sutkasakarn, commander of the Kh-
mer Peoples National Liberation Front.
The State Department spokesman said they
gave Shultz a surprisingly "upbeat" assessment
of their military operations. The rebels lost all
their bases on the Thai-Cambodian border
during Vietnam's dryseason offensive last win-
ter and spring, and now stage hit-and-run at-
tacks on Hanoi's estimated 180,000 troops inside

Campaign begins to place Reagan on Mt. Rushmore
STURGIS, Mich. (UPI) - Mt. Reagan a permanent fixture on the placed $300 worth of classified ads in to grow. I figure if I can collect 20 "It wasn't his handling of the recent
Rushmore is a dandy monument, says South Dakota mountain. the USA Today to see if other people million signatures by the end of the hostage crisis, it was long before
Jack VanSchoick, but he thinks "it "It's a dandy national monument," around the country feel the same way. summer, we can .get the right people that," he explained. "I just think he's
would be a lot aanler" witS k d "hI -1 w e And the feeler drew enough ten- in Congress to pay some serious atten- been able to turn this country
Vsng'homck tative responses to encourage a con- tion."around."
images of great American presiden- lot dandier if Ronald Reagan was up tinuing campaign. VanSchoick, a catastrophe insuran- But not everyone agrees that
ts. "I've gotten 25 or 30 letters and ce adjuster, said the idea to put the President Reagan should join George
VanSchoick is waging a campaign VANSCHOICK, 61, is serious about $50 in contributions, so far," he likeness of President Reagan on Mt. Washington, Abe Lincoln, Thomas
from his Sturgis home to make enough about the idea that he has said, "but this thing is just beginning Rushmore came to him gradually. Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt in
the Black Hills of South Dakota.
One letter writer offered a substan-
tial donation only if VanSchoick would
agree to have Reagan's likeness car-
ved on volcano-wracked Mt. St. Helen
corner of North University and South Thayer. Power Center - Dance Films, dusk, Top of the in Washington state instead.
Highlight Power Center, free. VanSchoick, describing himself as
Films Miscellaneous a World War II veteran and a
The University Center for Continuing patriotic man said he would welcome
Education of Women is sponsoring an informal Center for Japanese Studies - Doing Business WCBN - "Spirits in the Material World" 6 signatures from both political parties.
discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. for people who in Japan: Negotiating a Contract, 3 p.m., Room p.m.; "Health Views,"6:30 p.m., 88.3 FM. ' "It doesn't matter if folks are
are in search of a job. If you're interested in 2011 MLB. Computing Center - workshop, "Using Win- Democrats or Republicans...Reagan
strengthening techniques for interviewing, cover Michigan Theater Foundation - Monsieur dow with Your IBM-PC or Zenith Z-150," 3 p.m., stands for all of us," he said. "What
letter writing, and preparing a resume, head on Verdoux, 7 p.m.; A King in New York, 9:15 p.m., 3113 School of Education Building. does matter is I want to hear from
over to the Center in the Coamerica Bank on the Michigan Theater. -people who are serious about the
idea."

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