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Multiple rallies mark

first weekend at war

Women gather to
condemn Gulf war

by Ian Hoffman
Daily Staff Writer
Approximately 150 people set
aside noontime activities to attend
a "Women Against War" rally on
the steps of the Michgan Union
Four speakers, including
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Jennifer Van Valey and Vice
President Angela Burks, took the.
podium to condemn U.S. interven-
tion in the Persian Gulf.
Van Valey said the scenario in
the Middle East would be different
' if more women had political
"Women know the way to solve
problems is not through war," she
She also said that war places a
heavy emotional burden on women
who are left at home when their
male friends and family members
are sent abroad.
"Too many women have had to
live through war and pick up the
pieces afterwards," she added.
LSA senior Inger Lovett's
speech drew the most enthusiastic
reaction from the crowd. She, like
other speakers, discussed implica-
tions of the racial make-up of the
U.S. troops.
Lovett said that 48 percent of
the troops in the gulf' area are
Black and 65 percent are either
Black or Hispanic.
According to the Pentagon,
however, people of color comprise
34 percent of the Army and 25.9
percent of the Marine Corps cur-

Two attacks,
two rallies,
two days ...
Jewish students stage
Diag rallies for Israel

rently stationed in the Persian
Gulf. People of color constitute
about 17 percent of the population,
according to the 1980 census.
Lovett added that only two
Congress members have children
participating in the Desert Storm
'Women are raped
and dehumanized in
this country and are
still expected to fight
this war.'
- Devlin Ponte
LSA junior

by David Rheingold
Daily Staff Reporter

"We are overrepresented in the
gulf and underrepresented in
Congress," she concluded..
LSA junior Devlin Ponte was
the only male speaker at the rally.M
He questioned the fairness of send-
ing women who are poorly treated
in the U.S. to participate in mili-
tary action overseas.
"Women are raped and dehu-
manized in this country and are
still expected to fight this war," he
About half of the crowd ap-
peared to be composed of students ROB KRO
who stopped to watch the rally on Student waves the Israeli flag at a pro-Israel support rally held on the Diag Friday
their way to and from classes. afternoon.

Two Iraqi attacks on Israel in two days prompted
Jewish students to stage two demonstrations in
support of the Jewish state this weekend on the Diag.
More than 400 students gathered Friday afternoon
dismayed after the first Iraqi missiles hit Tel Aviv the
night before.
Students embraced each other in shock, sang the
Israeli national anthem and Hebrew peace songs, and
waved Israeli flags.
Approximately 75 students returned Saturday night
at 11 p.m. for a candlelight vigil after learning of
another Iraqi attack upon Israel.
The vigil had a smaller turnout because it was not
publicized like the Friday rally, said David Nacht, a
second-year law student and chair of the Jewish Law
Students Union.
Participants in both demonstrations said they were
there for only one purpose: to support Israel. "This
isn't a protest for the war, and it isn't a protest
against the war. It's a rally to show sympathy for
people in Israel," LSA senior Jennifer Knoll told the
crowd Friday.
LSA senior Steven Susswein, also a speaker at
Friday's rally, said although individuals in the crowd
may not have shared the same stances toward the war
in the Persian Gulf, most of the students were unified
toward Israel.
"This was a non-political rally. All different sects
of Judaism were represented in this group, all the way
from Orthodox to very secular," LSA senior Daniella
Harpaz said.
See ISRAEL, Page 7

Security guard assaults video
.yearbook staffer in library
by Tami Pollak

Daily Crime Reporter
A security guard assaulted a
member of the Michigan Video
Yearbook staff in the South Lobby
ofthe Graduate Library shortly be-
fore holiday break.
LSA senior Maurice Lotman,
Creative Producer of the yearbook,
Owas interviewing students in the
'South Lobby elevator about final
exams when a circulation desk
-employee stopped the elevator on
-the ground floor and told Lotman
,he would have to stop filming.
"He said it was necessary to
obtain special permission to film
in the library," Lotman said. "I re-
ally think that because the library
is a public place, and I wasn't dis-
Wturbing anyone - the camera is
silent - I really didn't think it was
legal for him to kick me out with-
out a reason. He said if I didn't
leave he was going to call secu-
Lotman decided he would
rather call security himself.
"When I called security I
talked with a man who confirmed
my belief that I had every right to
',be filming in the library," Lotman
Lotman said he told the library
,what the Department of Safety and

Security's (DPSS) response had
been, and the library employee
told Lotman he could try to obtain
permission from a library adminis-
trator, but Lotman said he did not
have time to do so because it was
so late in the term.
Lotman and LSA junior Jason
Frankena, Publicity Director of
MVY, then decided to wait in the
lobby so they could talk to security
officers when they arrived. But af-
ter about fifteen to twenty, minutes,
when security failed to appear,
Lotman decided to start filming
again in the elevator.
"I went into the elevator alone
with my camera and tripod. And
just as the doors were closing, this
library security guard came charg-
ing in the elevator after me," Lot-
man said.
Frankena, who witnessed the
entire incident, said the security
officer jumped in the elevator, and
started wrestling the camera from
Lotman. Frankena said the officer
pushed Lotman against the back of
the elevator, and then got hold of
the camera, but Lotman held his
grasp on the tripod. The library
employee then approached the el-
evator and kept the doors open
with his feet. The security guard

then tried to force Lotman through
the exit by dragging him by the
camera and tripod.
Lotman had his video camera
on throughout the incident and has
footage of the assault, as well as
at least four witnesses.
"The security officer was not an
employee of the University, but
rather of a private security guard
company contracted aby the Uni-
versity," DPSS Sgt. Paul Vaughn
Lotman filed a complaint with
DPSS last Friday, but said he does
not intend to sue.
"As far as action we're going to
take," Lotman said, "I'm not in-
tending to sue the University or the
security department for assault be-
cause I was not injured. But I feel
the policy of the library is highly
questionable as to its first amend-
ment legitimacy. I'm definitely not
going to stand for this. If I have to,
I'm intending to speak to James
Duderstadt about this."

Palestinians Rejoice
Palestinian demonstrators in Amman hold up a copy of a local newspaper announcing the Iraqi attack on Israel

New police chief to be


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Sensitivity to affirmative action programs one quality sought

All groups
appear In the
There will be
We apologize

who wish to have their weekly meetings
List must resubmit their announcements.
no automatic carry-overs from last term.
for the Inconvenience.

Students Fighting Anti-semi-tism.
Hillel, 7:00.
Enact., weekly meeting. DANA
Bldg., Rm. 1040, 7:00.
"Diversity and Division: Culture
and 'Minorities' in Eastern and the
Soviet Union," M.L.K. Day Sym-
posium. MLB 3rd Floor Conference
Rm., 2-4:00.
"Tolerance and Intolerance in
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,"
Prof. Jarl Fossum, Mustansir Mir,
Miriam Bodian, Todd Endelman,
speakers. Angell Hall, Aud. B, 2-4:00.

East Quad Aud., 3-4:30.
"Recent Developments in the Derivation
or Russell-Saunders and Ligand Field
Terms," Prof. Enos Kiremire ofaUniversity
of Zambia, speaker. Chem. Bldg., Rm.
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UI of M Shorin-Rvu Karate-do Club.

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter
Questionable racial incidents
last summer and recent
deputization of a University police
force are two issues, among others,
facing Ann Arbor city officials in
the search for a new chief of
police, making the final decision a
crucial one.
Acting Ann Arbor Police Chief
William Hoover and Deputy Chief
of Patrol in Minneapolis Douglas
Smith are the final candidates in a
long search for a new city police
chief. Hoover replaced former
Police Chief William Corbett
following his July 1990 resignation.
Final interviews and
discussions with the two finalists
will take place Tuesday at City
Hoover said the City Council
and a series of public forums
addressing issues such as

"I am convinced that based on
my experience in this
organization, I know what people
want," Hoover said. "I am very
interested in moving the program
Smith - who was unavailable
for comment - has a similar
record, having served the
Minneapolis Police Department for
23 years. He has been the deputy
chief of patrol since 1988.
One candidate - William
Logan, safety director for the
public school system and former
police chief in Evanston,. Ill. -
withdrew his name from the
prospective list early last week
after demanding more money than
city officials were willing to give.
The city is willing to negotiate
a salary of up to $69,000.
University Associate Provost for
Minority Affairs Charles Moody
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"People of color were
discriminated against," Moody
said. "Whites were not put out (of
the bar). We need to have
someone who is sensitive to these
kinds of issues."
Moody also said that during the
summer of 1989, Black students
from the Wade McCree Incentives
Scholars Summer Institute at the
University were stopped and
questioned at the Ann Arbor Art
Fair without probable cause.
'People of color were
discriminated against.
Whites were not put
out (of the bar). We.
need to have someone
who is sensitive to
these kinds of issues
- Charles Moody
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racist incidents.
"We nesed someone who has
respect for people of different
races, ethnic and gender, and who
understands students," Moody said.
City officials said they reacted
to these incidents sufficiently.
"There is a difference between
being and feeling discriminated,"
Hoover said. "I do know that the
police department did a full
investigation of the Quality Bar
incident, and the officers' actions
were not out of line. Two people
can have different perspectives."
Hoover and other city officials
are in the process of reviewing the
citizen complaint system.
"Any citizen has to have the
ability to make a complaint and
feel that we will lodk at it,"
Hoover said.
Deputization of a University
police force has raised concern
over the city's loss of $500,000
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