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ISRAEL
Continued from page 3
Many students at the demonstra-
tions said they were upset because
they have friends or relatives living
in Israel. One such student was ju-
nior Jennifer Hurwitz, who arrived in
the United States last Tuesday morn-
ing after spending a semester at Tel
Aviv University.
Hurwitz said she was shocked
Thursday evening when she learned
of Iraq's attack. "I was devastated. I
was in shock and I couldn't believe
that I was there two days ago. I was
just hoping and praying the damage
was not severe," she said.
Hurwitz described the atmosphere
in Tel Aviv as relatively calm until
Monday when gas masks were dis-
tributed to students. "There was a
heightened sense of awareness that
something was ominous - that
something was going to happen,"
she said.
Both rallies were the joint efforts
of 14 student groups that work out
of Hillel, the Jewish student center.
Students were informed of the vigil
largely by word of mouth, Nacht
said.
The vigil lasted for nearly 20
minutes, and concluded with a mo-
ment of silence. "We'd like to thank
you all for coming here, and we
hope to see each other again during
better times," RC sophomore Trevor
Hart told the solemn crowd before it
dissipated.

Computer network allows for
communication with Israelis

by Yangi Lama
As the world anxiously
awaited word from Israel after Iraqi
missiles struck last Thursday, an
international computer network
allowed Israeli users in Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, and Haifa - and
students in Ann Arbor - to
communicate thoughout the attack.
Through Internet Relay Chat
(IRC) - a special network that al-
lows users to converse by being
channeled through servers located
around the world - international
events are being transmitted faster
than network news and radio.
Computer Engineering senior
Mike Pelletier, a regional IRC
server, said over 300 users were
on-line during the attack - almost
double the usual number of users
on line at any given time.
Pelletier said IRC was the
only information source in Europe
for four hours after the March 17
bombing of Israel by Iraq.
International users relayed in-
formation they heard from local
media while Israelis described
what they were experiencing first-

hand.
Pelletier said users in Israel
remained on-line while donning
gas masks telling of air raid sirens,
local news reports, and their
growing apprehension. Many had
terminals in their sealed rooms and
continued typing throughout the
crisis. One user in Haifa under the
name "Nati" typed "I'm shaking"
during the bombardment.
One user in Haifa
under the name 'Nati'
typed '1'm shaking'
during the
bombardment
For Pelletier, being on-line
with users all over the world,
especially those in Israel during
the bombing, was an experience
that made the war even more
personal. "I'm worried about Nati

in Haifa," he said. Pelletier has
not heard from Nati on IRC since
the bombing.
Even though several
University students and Ann Arbor
residents use IRC, Pelletier said
he is surprised it isn't more
popular.
Pelletier described IRC as
"truly the global village,"
Developed four years ago in
Finland by Jarkko Oikarinen, IRC
is a quicker alternative to the
"talk" utility available on most
UNIX systems.
To connect with IRC type in
"ire" at a shell prompt of any
CAEN (Computer Aided
Engineering Network) supported
UNIX machine.
IRC conversations during the
January 16 bombing of Baghdad
and the March 17 bombing of
Israel are stored an IRC log.
More information about IRC
can be obtained at the User
Services Office at 231 Chrysler on
North Campus.

War hits Gulf, vandals hit ROTC

JOSE JUAREZJUaily

Geula Raivich, a Business school junior ,and Ilana Runyon, an LSA junior,
sing hymns at a candlelight vigil Saturday night on the Diag.

SOLDIERS
1Continued from page 1
pates from Alice Lloyd resi-
dence hall started the group in
reaction to the views represented
by the anti-war rallies on cam-
pus.
They gathered more friends
and headed to the Diag to spread
their views. They found three or
four other groups on the Diag
with the same objective and es-
tablished SOS.

support for the soldiers ... The
fact is we are there and as long
as we're there we've got to sup-
port (the soldiers)," said Keri
Hoeflein, a first-year nursing
student.
As the SOS rally continued, a
small, silent gathering of SAUSI
(Students Against U.S. Involve-
ment) supporters passed out fly-
ers on the outskirts of the rally.
"SAUSI feels they have been
misunderstood about their sup-
port of troops," said Benjamin
Sandler, an LSA sophomore.

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"We want to show people we
support our soldiers there. We
want them brought home alive."
Participants in the SOS rally
disagreed with SAUSI's priori-
ties regarding the war.
"I think (SAUSI) protesters
send a wrong message. When
soldiers there find out what peo-
ple here are doing against what
they are doing their morale will
decrease. We need to show our
support," said Melissa Saari, an
LSA sophomore.
WAR
Continued from Page 1
swered, mostly in a stilted style
suggesting they were reading from
statements prepared for them.
Zaun sent greetings to his par-
ents and sister at home, called on
them to pray for peace, and said
slowly, "I think our leaders and our
people have wrongly attacked the
peaceful peo'ple of Iraq."
The Pentagon did not publicly
confirm the identities immedi-
ately, but Schwarzkopf said he
would be "very surprised" if Iraq
was not holding Americans.
Three Patriot defense missiles
fired from the allied military base
at Dhahran, 200 miles south of the
Kuwait border, blasted three Scuds
out of the sky, U.S. and Saudi offi-
cials said. A Patriot had also inter-
cepted a Scud at Dhahran on Fri-
day.
The United States is anxious to
head off any Israeli reprisal against
Iraq, since that might tempt Arab
governments to leave the U.S. -
led coalition and join in an Iraqi
war against the Jewish state.

by Laura DePompolo
Anti-war sentiment hit the
Naval ROTC unit at North Hall
early last Thursday morning when
vandals spray painted and slashed
the tires of two Navy ROTC vans.
The vandals used black spray
paint to blot out the name of the
ROTC unit and the telephone
number on the doors of two white
navy transport vans. A total of four
tires on the vans were slashed.
Capt. Philip Klintworth, a U.S.

Navy Commanding Officer said
the trucks will be sent for repair.
"It doesn't accomplish anything
but to put money in the pockets of
some repair shop out of town,"
Klintworth said. He added that he
does not know why the the trucks
were vandalized, but called it an
unfortunate incident and a waste of
the taxpayers' money.
One NROTC member, who was
sent out to fix the slashed tires,
said government property should

US
Continued from page 1
opportunity to resupply the
ground forces," said Foley.
Nunn and Foley led the unsuc-
cessful fight in Congress a week
ago to deny Bush the authority to
wage war, but since have stressed
their support for the war effort.
Foley and other lawmakers
spoke on inierview programs yes-
terday morning as President Bush
spent the day at his presidential re-
treat at Camp David.
A spokesperson said Bush re-
ceived a war briefing by telephone
from Brent Scowcroft, his national
security adviser and was keeping
in touch with calls to the White
House situation room.
On Saturday, Bush approved a
reserve call-up that could poten-
tially double the number of re-
servists serving on active duty.
Pentagon spokesperon Pete
Williams said the military "has no
intention of calling up one million
people for two years." He also said
the approval could increase the
number of reservists on active duty
from 161,887 at present to a possi-
ble 360,000.
Public opinion polls have found
Americans upbeat about the
progress about gulf war, according
to a poll taken by the Gallup Or-

ganization for CNN Thursday and
Friday. 29 percent of Americans
polled said they were very worried
and an additional 38 percent were
somewhat worried war could
spread throughout the region or
other parts of the world.
At the same time, 73 percent
said they thought the United States
and its allies were winning the
war. Virtually nobody thought Iraq
was winning and 20 percent said
neither side was winning.
A Los Angeles Times poll
Thursday and Friday found that
more than three-fourths of Ameri-
cans said Israel has the right to re-
taliate for repeated missile attacks.
But raising the possibility that
such an Israeli response could
break up the U.S. - organized al-
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ABC poll found that when respon-
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draw Israel into the war, a 69-25
percent margin said Israel should
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States.

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not be destroyed
dissatisfaction with
desicions.

to express
government

Other ROTC members would
not comment on the vandalism.
Marine Officer Instructor Mike
Gasapo said ROTC members were
cautioned not to make personal
statements that could be
misinterpreted as reflecting the
opinion of the naval unit.

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