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Lithuanian
shot by Soviet w
army captain
VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. (AP) - A Soviet army captain
!shot a Lithuanian at a military checkpoint yesterday,
,and officials of the breakway republic said they have be-
gun keeping a record of brutality inflicted on their citi-
zens, a government spokesperson said.
Government spokesperson Audrius Azubalis said a
Soviet patrol stopped the Lithuanian, who was driving a
ca with two hitchhikers at about 1 a.m. The driver was
:asked to get out of the car and put his hands on the
windshield.
A shot fired at the ground by the captain, apparently
as a warning, ricocheted and hit the man in the leg. The;
ithuanian, indentified as A. Shalkingas, was taken to a
Vilnius hospital for treatment.
Azubalis also said the last of six Lithuanians, seized
after a shooting incident involving paratroopers Thurs-
day, was released and taken to a hospital for treatment of
concussion.
The Lithuanian Health Ministry reported a similar
case Saturday in Kaunas, 60 miles west of Vilnius,
where a man detained Jan. 24 by the military was re-
)eased and taken to a hospital suffering from a concus-
lion, arm fractures and chest injuries, Azubalis said.
The commander of the Soviet Army garrison had MICHELLE
warned Saturday that his troops were getting "more and
more out of control."
Troops have been patrolling major cities in Lithua- Pinball wizard
nia and the highways that connect them since a weekend James Augur, a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Studies, enjoys a game of Fun House in the video
f violence two weeks ago claimed 14 lives and injured at Study Break in the Union.
more than 500 people.
Conference leaders help college activists GROW

arcade

Geology
dep't.
gets new
chair
by Garrick Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
University Professor Rob Van dr
Voo will serve another term as chair
of the Geological Sciences
department, the LSA Executiv
Committee announced last week.
Van der Voo, department chair
from 1981 through 1987, will r&
place Prof. Henry Pollack - who
announced his resignation last ApriL
His term begins July 1.
Van der Voo, on a year-lo'n
sabbatical in Barcelona, Spain, w5
not available for comment.
"On the basis of past experience,
I think that (Van der Voo) would be
a conscientious and able chair,
Pollack said. "He's experienced,
knows the way around the
University and has his own com-
mitment toward undergraduate
education."
Van der Voo will be involved in
dealing with the department's space
crunch, selecting which in-
terdisciplinary extensions to pursue,
and assisting degree recipients to find
jobs.
"I'm just elated that (Van der
Voo) agreed to sign-up for one more
term," said Geological Sciences
Prof. William Kelly. "It's good for
the department, the college, and
indeed for all of us at the
University."
Pollack added that Van der Voo
served on the Committee on the
Undergraduate Experience last year,
"He is tough-minded, creative,
warm, and one of the best committee
members I have ever worked with,"
said English Prof. Robert Weisbuch,
chair of the committee.
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg sa-
licited nominations from the d.
partment's faculty last Septembgr.
The faculty submitted nomination
in October, and Van der Voo was
one of the top choices.
Kelly favored Van der Voo be-
cause he was "instrumental in pro-
ducing major increases in the sup-
port of faulty and student research.'
He added that Van der Voo was very
active in increasing the financial and
personal relationships between the
students and the alumni.
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Platteville
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by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
An angry mob rushed from a
meeting with Kreighton Turpentine
Company Friday night after their
demands to clean up a toxic waste
sight were not met.
"Hell no! We won't glow!" they
chanted as they charged out the
door.
"O.K., cut," said Kevin Harris,
drassRoots Organizing Weekend
(GROW) instructor.
The "angry mob" and
"Kreighton Turpentine Administra-
tion" quieted immediately and re-
turned to their normal roles as stu-
dent activists participating in a

weekend strategy conference for
grassroots organizations.
"You can be as sensational as
you want, but if you don't have
any power you're not going to
win," Harris said while analyzing
the two groups' performances in
the role-playing exercise. The con-
ference, held in Ypsilanti, cen-
tered around instructional sessions
and activities which gave partici-
pants hands-on experience.
Eastern Michigan University
(EMU) sophomore Jaz Jones said
the conference had an immediate
effect on his planning skills. "You
learn right on the spot what you
can do and how you can do it," he

said.
Greg Aronin, a Michigan State
University sophomore involved in
student government, said learning
a specific structure for organizing
campaigns was one of the most
valuable parts of the weekend. "I
know in the future I'm going to
need to know how to organize
people, how to get things done...
What this conference does is give
you that method."
GROW instructor Kathy Meis-
ter began the weekend by outlining
the principles of Direct Action Or-
ganizing (DAO). Involving the
greatest number of students possi-
ble is the goal of the DAO system,

she said. "Cut the issue so that it
reflects to different people in dif-
ferent ways."
DAO involves winning concrete
improvements in people's lives,
making students aware of their
own power, and altering relations
of power to increase group
influence.
By using this system, Meister
said, "You have created a rela-
tionship where power sources real-
ize they have to approach student
groups first."
Harris said a shift in U.S. poli-
tics away from educational issues
has created the need to spark ef-
fective activism on campuses

nationwide.
"We need to have the power to
organize," Harris said. "Hopefully
we're giving people the skills to
map out an entire campaign, not
just an isolated event."
The EMU-sponsored conference
was one of 16 weekends planned
this year for campuses across the
country. About 30 students from
colleges around Michigan partici-
pated in the conference. Event or-
ganizers speculated that no Uni-
versity students participated due to
last weekend's anti-war demonstra-
tion in Washington, D.C.

Personal Librarians service receives-mixed reactions

by H.L. Greenberg
How much time does the typi-
cal student spend in University Li-
braries researching a paper? Li-
brarian Rob Savage figures most
students spend more than eight
hours on computers and in the
stacks, looking for materials to
write a paper.
Personal Librarians, a student
research service started by Sav-
age, hopes to change all that.
"When I go and give presenta-
tions, the students applaud and
cheer. I'm their Messiah," Savage,
FAEs
Continued from page 1
It is unclear whether U.S. forces
iq the Gulf will use FAEs against
the Iraqi Army.
"The U.S. is backing off using
FAEs as an anti- personnel weapon
because of the odious political im-

president of Personal Librarians,
said.
Personal Librarians is a profes-
sional support service for students,
an information brokerage firm. A
list of sources for a typical nine-
page paper costs $15, Savage said.
Savage conducts an interview
with each client to find which
types of sources are needed for a
particular paper: including maps,
graphs, charts, journals.
"As professionals, in our opin-
ion these are the best sources you
can get," he said. "If you don't
plications," said Llewellyn King, an
analyst at Defense Week magazine.
In a Jan. 22 article, King wrote that
"There may be more fear for al-
legedly conventional weapons such
as FAEs than from the chemical
weapons and gasses which have
dominated the public concern about
the Iraqi arsenal."

agree you don't have to use them."
LSA Assistant Dean for Student
Academic Affairs Eugene Nissen
did not share Savage's enthusiasm
for Personal Librarians. "The ad-
ministration takes a dim view of
this sort of thing," he said.
"It runs against the spirit of how
to do a bibliography. While it is
not illegal, it is right on the
boundary," he added. "Where do
we draw the line?"
About 15 graduate students in
the Information and Library Stud-
ies program do the actual research-

ing for Personal Librarians clients.
"We do this intellectual menial
labor which is finding sources, like
librarians are trained to do, like we
are trained to do. We use all the
University resources possible,
those which we have been trained
to know about, not just Infotrack,"
Savage said.
Savage said, "Some services
need to be provided to support
(students) so they can go on with
their academic or scholarly pur-
suits which cost a lot of money.
Librarians are working more as

knowledge navigators for doctors,
hospitals, businesses, and now
students."
David Hessler, a professor in
the School of Information and Li-
brary Studies agreed. "Personal
Librarians is ethical and is not
short-circuiting the intellectual ac-
tivity; instead it is facilitating the
(learning) process."
"Information brokers are part of
growing field," added Hessler.
"Being able to use information ef-
fectively is becoming more com-
plex.

More 'U'
by Ronan Lynch
Daily Research Reporter

links to FAEs emerge

More evidence emerged over
the weekend linking University re-
search to a weapon producing an
explosion of a size and intensity
that military observers describe as
"the closest thing to a nuclear
bomb."
Former University Prof. James
Nicholls performed research for the

Air Force on combustion involving
aluminum oxide and fuel-air ex-
plosions (FAEs). In November
1981, Nicholls told Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly researcher Brett
Enyon the project was "funda-
mental research."
University Profs. Charles Kauff-
man and Martin Sichel recently
completed an Army subcontract on
FAEs.

Last Friday, Aerospace Engi-
neering Prof. Charles Kauffman de-
fended his research, telling the
Ann Arbor News it was intended to
save lives.
A U.S. Senate investigation is
being conducted to determine if U.S.
technology was used in Iraq's devel-
opment of the weapon. It is not
known if Iraq obtained the technol-
ogy from U.S. or Soviet sources.

Correction
Students will be required to make tuition payments in two
installments beginning Fall Term, 1991. This information was reported
incorrectly in last Thursday's Daily.
THE LIST
! What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Students Fighting Anti-semitism.
Hillel, 7:00.
UMAASC (University of Michigan
Asian American Student Coalition).
Contact Weston Woo (995-7008) for
info. MLB, Rm. B134, 7:00.
U of M Outing Club meeting to
discuss upcoming events. Union, Pond
Rm., 8:15.
Speakers
"South Africa - The Struggle for
Health, the Struggle for Democra-
cy," Dr. Barry Kistnasamy, speaker.
International Center, Rm. 9, 12-1:00.
"Mainland Chinese Poetry: A Bi-
Lingual Reading," Edward Morin
and Fang Dai, reading from their
fiction and poetry. Guild House, 802
Monroe St., 8:30.
"'vnthetic Analnues of Molvbde-

Juan de Mena, and the Power of
Courtly Love," Julian Weiss of
UVA, speaker. MLB, 4th floor
Commons, 4:30.
Furthermore
Safewalk functions 8-11:30 am Sun.-
Thurs Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGU.
Northwalk functions 8-11:30 am
Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK or stop
by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avalible
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club.
For info call 994-3620. Every Monday,
CCRB, Small Gym, 8-9:00.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club. Every
Monday, CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 7-
8:3.

ISRAEL
Continued from page 1
Indiana forced Hebrew University
to offer students an option of tak-
ing final exams Jan. 8-10 instead
of during the original exam period
of January 22-29.
The move was taken to provide
a period for students to return
home before the Jan. 15 United
Nations pull-out deadline, said
Besserman.
PRECAUTIONS
Continued from page 1
the Hard Rock Cafe."
As an additional precaution,
University students traveling abroad
are now asked to fill out an emer-
gency contact form.
"University students don't make
good targets, though," Nolting
added. "They're not a good symbol."
Nolting fears more for American
diplomats and business representa-
tives.

The feature that made this al-
ternative attractive was that stu-
dents risked losing credits if bomb-
ings prevented regularly scheduled
exams to take place, Mono said.
Ten of the 12 University stu-
dents enrolled in this program de-
cided to return home, Mono said.
"The two students still there be-
lieve that Americans should show
an ultimate commitment to Is-
rael," he said.
"Many students wanted to stay

but their parents literally could not
sleep at night and they decided
they could not let their parents
worry like that, so they returned
home," Mono said.
Jeremy Litt, an LSA junior who
left the program, said he was un-
sure whether he would return to Is-
rael. "I probably won't know until
that day (February 24), whether or
not I will return to Hebrew 'U."

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