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War forum
held; SOS
stays away
by Larl Barager
Daily Staff Reporter
The heated debate planned for last night on the
subject of supporting U.S. soldiers in the war was
lacking one essential element - one of the two
groups invited to discuss the topic.
Members of Students Against U.S. Intervention in
the Middle East (SAUSI) and People of Color
Against the War and Racism invited Support Our
-Soldiers (SOS) to the debate, but SOS declined the
invitation.
About 70 people attended the forum which began
with a member from SAUSI and one from People of
Color Against the War and Racism stating their
?latforms.
Perlita Muiruri said members of People of Color
Against the War and Racism are certain the lack of
-mployment and educational alternatives for Blacks
=make military service involuntary for minorities.
A statement written by People -of Color Against
the War and Racism in Persian Gulf Update, a

Iraq cuts ties

with

U.S. and

allied nations

Tom O'Donnell of SAUSI addresses a small crowd at Hutchins Hall last night about his
views on the pro-war movement.

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP)
- In another day of nonstop bomb-
ing, the United States shot down
four Iraqi jets yesterday and Iraq
blasted the sky with intense anti-
aircraft fire, allied military offi-
cials said.
Iraq claimed that 150 civilians
had been killed in a single air raid,
including 35 children. Baghdad ra-
dio complained that the United
States and its allies were bombing
hospitals, mosques and houses.
Iraq announced that it was sev-
ering diplomatic ties with the
United States, Britain, France,
Italy, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Jordan's King Hussein appealed
for a cease-fire in the Persian Gulf
War, which he said was destroying
Iraq. But in Washington, Secretary
of State James Baker tried to steel
Congress for a long and bloody
fight.
President Bush instantly re-
jected the call to cease fire on
Iraq. "There will be nothing of that
nature until this man (Saddam
Hussein) commences a credible,
unilateral withdrawal and then
we'll see what happens," he said
en route to a speech in New York.
Baker said in testimony to the
House Foreign Affairs Committee,
"The military actions now under
way necessarily involve many ca-
sualties, great hardships and grow-
ing fears for the future. Tough
times lie ahead."

Allied bombers continued to
drop tons of explosives on Iraq's
Republican Guards highly fortified
positions.
Gen. Michel Roquejeoffre,
commander of the French forces in
Operation Desert Storm, said al-
lied air strikes had reduced the
Republican Guards' effectiveness
by about 30 percent.
Marine Brig. Gen. Richard
Neal, who conducted the U.S. mili-
tary's daily briefing in Riyadh, the
Saudi capital, declined to com-
ment on the French general's re-
marks. He said, however, that the
United States "has not attached a
30, a 10 or a 15 percent" to the
unit's rated effectiveness.
Ten more Iraqi planes flew to
Iran, according to Neal, bringing
the total there to about 120. But for
the first time, the allies reported
shooting down some of the appar-
ently fleeing planes.
A Saudi Arabian military
spokesperson said American F-15s
shot down four of seven Iraqi jets
as they tried to make the dash
across the border. Neal said only
two planes were confirmed kills,
while two MiG-21s were listed as
possibly shot down.
Refugees fleeing to Jordan con-
tinued to talk of heavy civilian ca-
sualties.
"Fire rains down upon the
Iraqis," King Hussein said in a
See GULF, Page 2

I*

See FORUM, Page 2

Admin. reluctant on anti-war demands

by Shalini Patel
Daily Staff Reporter
University administrators have
been discussing the 10 demands
issued to President Duderstadt
last Friday by People of Color
Against War and Racism; since
the complaints were delivered
unsigned, the administration does
not know whom to contact for
more information, said Walter
Harrison, executive director of
JJniversity relations.
"It's a little difficult because

we don't know who signed them,"
Harrison said.
Although he would not
disclose the nature of the
dialogue among administrators,
Harrison did say "The president
stated clearly as has SACUA
(Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs) the University
should take no official position on
the war. It should be a forum fof
debate."
People of Color Against War
and Racism demanded "the Uni-

versity make a public statement
of its position either in support of
or in opposition to the war in the
Gulf."
Emery Smith, a board-member
of the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela
Center for Anti-Racist Education,
said he doesn't think the Univer-
sity will meet the demands.
"They're going to stay neutral and
foster debate."
President Duderstadt received
a letter and a list of demands
from the group last Friday and

another copy of the letter on
Tuesday which sets today as the
deadline for response.
If the group does not receive a
response by today, they will
"move forward to encourage peo-
ple to take a stance," organize
protests, and continue their
education efforts which include
teach-ins, leafletting, and writing,
Smith said.
In response to several racial
incidents and increased racial
See DEMANDS, Page 2

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Baker

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'tough times

ahead as

'U.S. approaches ground war

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre-
tary of State James Baker warned
yesterday of "many casualties,
great hardships" ahead in the war
4gainst Iraq as the Bush adminis-
tration said ground warfare was
almost a certainty.
"The military actions now un-
derway necessarily involve many
,casualties, great hardships, and
growing fears for the future,"
Baker said. "Tough times lie
ahead."
At A White House briefing,
-presidential press secretary Marlin
Fitzwater said there probably will
be a ground war, inching beyond
President Bush's statement on
Tuesday that he was "skeptical"
the war could be won solely

through the bombing campaign.
Bush declined to say a full-
scale ground offensive would be
required. But Fitzwater said, "It's
no secret that at some point it
probably will require ground forces
to reach our final conclusion of
getting Iraq out of Kuwait."
Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-Okl.),
new chair of the House Intelli-
gence Committee, said yesterday,
"I don't think it has gone on long
enough to convince anyone it is
time to commence the ground
phase."
House Minority Leader Robert
Michel (R-Ill.) said, after a brief-
ing for lawmakers by Defense Sec-
retary Dick Cheney and Joint

Chiefs of Staff Chair Colin Powell,
that members of Congress "feel
good that there seems to be no
rush" to a ground war. He added,
"I'm just confident that General
Powell feels the same way."
At the private briefing, Cheney
and Powell showed lawmakers
satellite photos of damage to Iraqi
buildings, bridges and military in-
stallations. Sources said one photo
showed gaping holes made by
Tomahawk cruise missiles in the
center and at the ends of Saddam
Hussein's presidential palace in
Baghdad.
"Things are going darned well
over there," the president said.

'U' hospital staffer accused of
assaulting psycha ric pa ien
Staffer admits guilt to head nurse, trial date set
by Tami Pollak supervisor, said yesterday she had addressed whether the woman was
Daily Crime Reporter been informed of the incident on mentally incapable, incapacitated,

War on the environment
Professor James Diana from the School of Natural Resources discusses the Gulf war's effects on marine
ecology yesterday in Rackham Ampitheatre.
MSA may swic to SCantron
sheets for presidential elections

Following the preliminary ex-
amination testimony of a Univer-
sity Hospital patient, a hospital
employee was bound over for trial
on criminal sexual conduct
Sharges.
*: A 24-year-old woman, who is a
patient at the University Hospital,
told the court that on Jan. 15,
Wayne Kutschinski, a patient-care
worker at the hospital, came into
her room on a sleep check and
proceeded to touch her through her
pajamas.
"Wayne came into my room
and I woke up, but I left my eyes
shut, and he moved the sheet off of
+;me and touched me on my

the evening of the 15th. Following
discussions with the patient, her
nurse, and later Kutchinski - who
denied the allegations - Stickney
advised Kutchinski notto check
the woman's room on rounds that
evening, she said.
Thegnext day, after gathering
more information, Stickney placed
Kutchinski on suspension.
"But later that night, Mr. Kut-
chiniski called me," Stickney told
the court. "He said he had in fact
done it, that he was sorry he had
done it, he didn't know why he had
done it, but he had in fact done it."
Stickney explained to the court
that Kutchinski's duties at night

or physically restrained as a result
of her anorexia.
"Anorexia is a mental disease,"
Lodwick said. "Anorexics' sense of
who they are is greatly impaired,
and this -can make judgement of
interpersonal contact poor."
The doctor then added that the
woman had been living in a con-
trolled and secure environment and
had been in the final stage in her
treatment when the incident oc-
curred.
The judge emphasized the role
of Kutchinski as a controller of this
environment.

by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter
This March, voting in Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) elec-
tions could be as easy as taking
tests.
Votes for the assembly's presi-
dent and all resolutions may be
tallied by scantron instead of being
counted manually. Voting for rep-
resentatives will still be done
manually as the switch to scantron
will be somewhat experimental.

"The people in MSA that have
been involved in elections think its
wonderful because the procedure is
so cumbersome right now," he
added.
LSA Rep. Lynn Chia said the
change would be good. "I think it's
a change that needs to be made,"
she said.
The change would not be ex-
pected to affect the elections bud-
get much, although less people
will need to be hired to count bal-

vote because the whole process
will be smoother.
Rackham Rep. Jeff Gauthier
said the switch could have one
negative aspect. With the use of
scantrons it may not be possible to
rotate presidential slates in order
to reduce random selection of can-
didates, he said.
"I would worry about this if it
led to putting everything on scant-
ron. It would be very complicated
to rotate all the names" which is

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