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W hY N
Teds excellent
adventure with
Chris Webber.
See SPORTS
Page 10.

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TODAY
Increasing sun, cold;
High: 32, Low: 14.
TOMORROW
Sunny and chilly;
High: 32, low: 22.

Since 1890
Vol. CI, No. 106 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, March 7,1991 TheMichiganDai y

Student drops
. claims against
'U' and police
by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
After three and a half hours of proceedings, Rack-
ham graduate student Harold Marcuse's lawyer
moved to dismiss his claims against three University
* security administrators and an Ann Arbor police de-
tective yesterday in Washtenaw County Civil Court.
Although he withdrew the claims, attorney
Jonathan Rose said he still stood behind the charges.
"I have never seen a claim in my life that's more
meritorious that Mr. Marcuse's claim," Rose told the
court following the trial.
The University agreed to dismiss counterclaims it
had filed against Marcuse, as did Ann Arbor police
detective Douglas Barbour, and Judge Patrick Conlin
announced the matter dismissed.
* The trial ended three years of judicial battles over
alleged assaults which occurred at a 1987 student
protest.
"By bringing these people to the moment of trial,
they've been at least brought to the realization that
police and security need to be accountable for their
actions," Rose said.
The claims stemmed from an anti-CIA protest at
the Student Activities Building on Nov. 25, 1987..
Protesters were trying to stop interviews beingi
conducted by CIA recruiters in the building.
Marcuse said he was kicked in the groin by Uni-
versity Assistant Director of Safety Robert Patrick in
the midst of the protest. He also filed claims of as-
sault and battery against University Director of
Safety Leo Heatley, and Ann Arbor Detective Dou-
glas Barbour.
All three men, as well as Assistant Detective
Robert Pifer, were charged with counts of malicious
prosecution following Marcuse's arrest for the assault
of Barbour and Pifer.
Rose initially said there were personal reasons
behind dropping the charges. He said Marcuse, who
has been studying in Germany since the fall of 1988,
needed to get home.
Marcuse later said the charges were dropped in
part because, "It was so clear that the judge had
made up his mind already."
See CLAIMS, Page 8

Arab leaders
meet as last
POWs leave

AMY ELIUM' 'U'' y
Herbert Eagle, director of the Residential College and a former Peace Corps volunteer, speaks
at the Peace Corps conference last night at Rackham Auditorium.
Peace Corps celebrates
30 years of volunteers

Associated Press
Snapping salutes and slapping
high-fives, the last known Ameri-
can prisoners of the Gulf War flew
to freedom yesterday and a heroes'
welcome from Gen. Norman
Schwarzkopf.
"Everyone of them's a hero,"
said Schwarzkopf, in the Riyadh
welcoming party.
Fifteen freed American POWs
were flown aboard a chartered Red
Cross plane from Baghdad to
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.They were
transferred to the U.S. Navy hospi-
tal ship Mercy, docked in the gulf
emirate of Bahrain.
The Americans and 20 British,
Saudi and other POWs were ex-
changed for 294 Iraqi prisoners
flown in to Baghdad by the Red
Cross.
The release left 24 Americans
missing in action in the Gulf War.
Some of their bodies have now
been located at the bottom of the
Persian Gulf, where divers found
the wreckage of an AC-130 gun-
ship that disappeared Jan. 31, the
Air Force reported. The plane car-
ried a crew of 14.
The family of Sgt. Troy Dunlap,
who was aboard a crashed search-
and-rescue helicopter, was told
last weekend he had been killed.
But then his name turned up on the
list of POWs released to the Red
Cross.
"It was probably the greatest
news we've ever heard in our
lives," said his stepfather, Mike

Stubblefield, in Karnak, Ill.
In Damascus, Syria, Arab for-
eign ministers agreed on a long-
term regional security plan: Egyp-
tian and Syrian troops will guard
the gulf oil states.
Their agreement also called for
a U.N. peace conference on the
Middle East.
Later this week, Secretary of
State James Baker travels to the
Mideast to discuss the region's fu-
ture.
Iraqi and Soviet envoys were
See GULF, Page 2
Bush proclaims
victory in Gulf
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Bush proclaimed a triumphant
end to the Persian Gulf War last
night and set his sights on a
broader peace in the Middle East.
"The time has come to put an end
to Arab-Israeli conflict," he said,
urging compromise in the troubled
region.
"As commander in chief," Bush
said, "I can report to you: our
armed forces fought with honor and
valor. As president, I can report to
the nation: aggression is defeated.
The war is over."
With Saddam Hussein's army
driven out of Kuwait, Bush an-
nounced the withdrawal of Ameri-
can troops from the gulf. He said
the first large contingent of sol-
See BUSH, Page 8

by Rachel Freedman
The Rackham Amphitheater was filled
to capacity for the celebration of the
Peace Corps' 30th anniversary last night.
As the event began, a tape of the
speech John F. Kennedy read on the steps
of the Michigan Union in 1960 - the first
time the idea of the Peace Corps was
made public - played throughout the au-
ditorium. One year later, on March 1,
1961, Kennedy signed an Executive Order
formally establishing the Peace Corps.
In commemoration of this date, former
Peace Corps volunteers spoke of their ex-
periences. Thirty former volunteers, repre-
senting each year of the Peace Corps,

stood around the auditorium holding flags
of the countries in which they served.
Herbert Eagle, one of the former volun-
teers and director of Residential College,
spoke first on his experiences in India in
1964. He spoke about the earlier years of
the Peace Corps and what the program en-
tailed in the 1960s.
"Initially it was conceived to send sci-
ence students to teaching colleges in In-
dia," Eagle said. The plan changed as
people saw a need for assistance in other
areas of life as well.
Judy Wiernik, a medical reporter for
the Ann Arbor News, served the Peace
See CORPS, page 8

__ t

Swain denies MSA

President's address,

by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter
Interim Vice President for Stu-
dent Services Mary Ann Swain has
denied Michigan Student Assem-
bly (MSA) President Jennifer Van
Valey's request to speak at the
Honors Convocation on March 24.
Van Valey said she was con-
tacted by someone in Swain's of-
fice about sitting on the panel for
the ceremony and announcing the
names of honored students as MSA
presidents have done in the past.
Van Valey asked Swain if she
could address the convocation.
Swain denied her request the
following week because her good
* MSA reps.
debate
lobbying
conference
by Julie Foster
Daily MSA Reporter
In a move which has drawn
sharp criticism from Michigan
Student Assembly President Jen-
nifer Van Valey, External Rela-
tions Committee (ERC) Chair Bill
Cosnowski has announced that
ERC will not attend an annual stu-
dent lobbying conference in Wash-
ington, D.C.
The announcement provoked a
screaming match between the two
members at Tuesday's meeting.
In past years, MSA has sent
students to the United States Stu-
dent Association (USSA) confer-
ence. USSA is a national student
lobbying organization.
Cosnowski said ERC intends to
lobby individually with federal rep-

behavior could not be depended
upon, Van Valey said.
Now Van Valey will neither
speak nor be allowed to sit on the
panel at Honors Convocation,
Swain has decided.
Swain said she has found two
students to replace Van Valey to
announce names, and that the list
of panel members is now com-
plete.
Van Valey said she thinks the
decision is unfair.
"I think it's terribly unprinci-
pled of (the administration). I
didn't ask their permission to be
president. James Duderstadt was
appointed illegally. At least I was

elected. (Students) should care
about the administration trying to
silence their student government,"
Van Valey said.
"The administration right now
is really trying to de-legitimize
MSA," she added.
Swain asserted the denial had
nothing to do with Van Valey indi-
vidually.
"She's indicated that she
wishes to speak. I thought it was
inappropriate and I said no. It's not
appropriate for the Honors Convo-
cation. (The denial of her request)
had nothing to with her political
views. It's not appropriate for the
Honors Convocation to have ad-

dresses to the gathered party," she
said.
"The Honors Convocation is
meant to honor students who have
done well academically and what
we do is recognize those stu-
dents," she added.
Van Valey contends that former
MSA President Aaron Williams
was allowed to address last year's
convocation and that the denial is
an example of the administration's
repeated attempts at stifling MSA.
Swain said Williams did not
address the assembled convocation
participants but only announced
names. "Aaron did not speak at
(last year's) Honors Convocation,"

she said.
Williams said what he did at
the convocation - reading out
names - could not be called an
address.
Van Valey was also denied an
opportunity to address the First
Year Convocation last fall. Swain
also decided who could or could
not speak at that annual event.
Swain said she could only choose
one student to speak.
"There can be only one person
who can speak in any one year.
For me it was not a personal issue.
I see this campus as having a lot
of leadership organizations. It has
nothing to do with her as an indi-

request
vidual," she said.
Aaron Williams addressed the
First Year Convocation the previ-
ous year as MSA president.
Despite Swain's assertions,
many still believe this situation to
be indicative of the communica-
tion problems between MSA and
the administration. Even Swain
acknowledged a problem exists.
Rackham Rep. Jeff Gauthier is
proposing an MSA resolution con-
demning, "the withdrawal of the
invitation to Van Valey to partici-
pate in the Honors Convocation."

I

GEO refuses University's
proposed salary increases
Union to discuss settlement package and rally today

by Stefanie Vines
Daily Faculty Reporter
The Graduate Employees' Or-
ganization (GEO) did not accept
the proposed salary increases set
by the University in a negotiation
session last night.
The University's economic
package included:
* a salary increase of 3.5 per-
cent for 1991-92;
an increase of 3.5 percent
for 1992-93, and;
a 5 percent increase for
1993-94.
The University did not present
any other economic proposals, but
did want to change the current
two-year contract to a three-year
package.
GEO will present a settlement
package to University bargainers
Friday. If an agreement is not
reached, GEO and the University
could hold talks mediated by a

not only displeased with the pro-
posed salary increases, but also
with the change from a two-year to
a three-year contract.
"GEO has a high turnover rate
because people come and go. And
the longer period there is between
contract negotiations the fewer
people are around," he said. "It
also locks us into conditions that
could change."
Robb added that he was disap-
pointed no allowances were made
for a cost of living adjustment or
other economic issues.
"Basically what it boils down
to is that they don't want to give
us more than they have to even if
it means the cost of living for TAs
is worse."
Issues that were not discussed
include:
GEO's proposal to pay TAs
for hours performed during training;

ous negotiation sessions outlining
TA duties in the contract and a
second job security proposal. The
University did not respond to either
proposal.
Robb was not only unsatisfied
with the University's proposed
economic package, but also with
the University's refusal to settle on
these issues.
"GEO members should realize
that the University has turned a
deaf ear to about 75 percent of our
proposals," he said.
Robb added that the reason for
the University's lack of response to
GEO proposals is a result of a va-
riety of pressures.
"On the one hand the Univer-
sity is under pressure not to give
away too much, but on the other
hand they are worried about the
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