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The Michigan Daily--Thursday, April 18, 1991 - Page 3

.MSA elects CC
members as new
committee chairs

by Julie Foster
,and Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporters
zt At Tuesday night's meeting, the
Michigan Student Assembly elected
chairs for its five committees but
.the meeting was adjourned before
the commission chairs could be
*lected.
Whether MSA will continue to
"have all its commissions is still up
r Jn the air. Proposed changes to the
MSA compiled code and
Constitution with respect to the
abolition of five commissions were
tabled until next week.
MSA President James Green said
commission chairs will be elected at
next week's meeting. However, sev-
eoral Conservative Coalition (CC)
:members wrote an amendment to
the MSA compiled code and consti-
tution that would abolish five of
.,he assembly commissions. If the
.assembly passes the amendment to
change the compiled code, chairs of
,the commissions would still be
-elected, but the commissions would
.be non-functional.
The abolition of the commis-
sions would become official if the
rstudents vote in favor of the pro-
posed change to the constitution in
the fall assembly elections. The
push for the changes and referendum
is led by CC assembly representa-

tives.
Newly elected committee chairs
were:
Budget Priorities - MSA
Treasurer Andrew Kanfer;
Communications - LSA Rep.
Brett White;
Campus Governance - LSA
Rep. John Line;
External Relations - David
Englander, and;
Rules and Elections - Greg
Morrison.
All five newly-elected commit-
tee chairs ran with the CC party.
The Rules and Elections
Committee must recommend the
changes before the assembly can
proceed with making the five MSA
commissions defunct with a change
to the compiled code and the addi-
tion of a referendum to the fall bal-
lot.
New Rules and Elections Chair
Greg Morrison favors the abolition
of the commissions.
"For the most part I'm for re-
ducing MSA bureaucracy. MSA
should not be pursuing the agendas
some of these commissions do,"
Morrison said.
The commissions are the
Women's Issues, Student Rights,
Academic Affairs, Health Issues,
and Peace and Justice commissions.

Hold on tight
Suzie Yesta, a first-year LSA student, swings Alex Linker. Said Yesta,'

"I'm not his mom, I'm the baby-sitter."

I

Striking workers at
*-largest Soviet coal
:mine return to work

Troops brii
scout Ira qi
ISIKVEREN, Turkey (AP) -
U.S. special forces helicoptered into
northern Iraq yesterday to begin
scouting sites for Western-super-
vised camps. But hunger, disease and
cold took an ever-mounting toll of
lives at the camps along the Turkish
border.
About 800,000 of Iraq's 4 mil-
lion Kurds have fled to Turkey and
nearly 1.5 million others have
sought safety in Iran, according to
the latest estimates.
The Iraqi News Agency quoted
Iraq's foreign minister, Ahmed
Hussein Khuddayer al-Sammaraci, as
saying it was "unnecessary" for al-
lied troops to protect the refugees
because Iraq had agreed to cooperate
with U.N. relief efforts for the
Kurds.
But U.S. officials said they
didn't expect Iraq to interfere with
the foreign troops. If Baghdad
wants U.N. permission to sell
nearly $1 billion in oil to buy emer-

MOSCOW (AP) - The nation's
largest coal mine resumed opera-
tions yesterday free from Kremlin
control - a small crack in a crip-
pling strike but a victory in the
fight by republics to gain control
over Soviet industry and natural
wealth.
Meanwhile, workers in other in-
+ustries threatened to join miners
who continued the 7-week-old
strike.
The strike was backed by a vet-
eran dissident who returned to
Moscow this week after more than
15 years in exile.
Vladimir Bukovsky urged
-,protests and said a general walkout
is the only solution" to force
,Kremlin reforms and to oust
President Mikhail Gorbachev. He

was in Tokyo seeking Japanese in-
vestment for the crumbling Soviet
economy.
Some hard-liners also have de-
manded Gorbachev's resignation,
saying he has not acted firmly
enough to end ethnic and labor
strife.
Next week, the party Central
Committee is scheduled to meet in
Moscow to review the work of its
leaders, including Gorbachev.
The mine strikes have battered
the Soviet economy and posed a
strong challenge to Gorbachev's au-
thority as party chief and govern-
ment president. The miners started
the strike on March 1 demanding
pay raises, but Gorbachev's resigna-
tion has become their main goal.

ng supplies to refugees,
terrain for camp sites

gency food and other supplies, it
will have to cooperate with the
Kurdish relief, the officials said.
Even as helicopter-borne troops
crossed Iraq's northern frontier for
the first time, U.S. forces completed
their withdrawal from all of south-
ern Iraq except a narrow zone bor-
dering Kuwait. The remaining
18,000 troops will protect and feed
refugees until effective alternatives
are found, the U.S. military said.
At the Isikveren settlement on
the mountainous Turkish border,
thousands of refugees burst into ap-
plause as a column of about 30 U.S.
special forces arrived.
U.S. officials at the Incirlik air
base in Turkey said troops had
flown into northern Iraq to begin
looking for flat terrain. The
Pentagon said U.S. forces -- sources
said at least 5,000 troops - will set
up five or six camps.
Once the sites are identified, con-
struction of the tent camps will be-

gin - probably within a few days
- and the hundreds of thousands of
refugees will be encouraged to relo-
cate. The Pentagon said the camps
could be providing food and medical
aid within two weeks.
Pentagon spokesperson Pete
Williams said a "quick reaction
force" of U.S. Army and Marine
Corps troops will be established at
an undisclosed location in Turkey to
provide firepower in the event that
Iraqi troops try to interfere with
the relief effort.
At Isikveren, U.S. supply heli-
copters droned steadily above the
camp. But there the choppers were
having trouble delivering aid be-
cause scores of refugee children
swarmed below when they tried to
land.
"They won't come in because the
kids rush them," said Army Sgt.
Scott Grimm.

More U.S.
military
personnel
leave Iraq
SAFWAN, Iraq (AP) - The
U.S. military presence in southern
Iraq shrank to a narrow buffer zone
along the Kuwait border yesterday.
For the first time, meanwhile,
U.S. soldiers entered northern Iraq
to look for sites that will serve as
camps for Kurdish refugees. The
Pentagon said U.S., French and
British troops would build tent
cities and provide food and medical
care for the Kurds.
At the southern buffer zone, the
field commander in charge of the
18,000 soldiers of the 3rd Armored
Division said they would feed and
protect refugees in the area until re-
lief agencies can take over the work.
"We're not going to pull the
plug until people can take care of
themselves or until there's some-
body else here to take care of them,"
said Lt. Col. John Kalb, who runs a
sector of the Kuwait border zone
that includes the U.S. Army-run
refugee camp in Safwan.
An estimated 40,000 Iraqis are in
the zone, seeking refuge from civil
unrest in southern Iraq, where Shiite
Muslims rebelled against Saddam
Hussein. About a fourth of them are
fed and treated for medical prob-
lems at the Safwan camp.
The zone, which was created un-
der the cease-fire implemented by
the United Nations Security
Council, stretches six miles into
Iraq and three miles into Kuwait.
Iraqi and Kuwaiti military units
are barred from the zone, but the
Iraqi part of the zone is to return to
the civil control of Saddam's gov-
ernment once U.N. peacekeeping
troops are deployed. Many refugees
who deserted from the Iraqi army or
supported anti-government upris-
ings fear that changeover will give
free reign to Iraqi police to exact
revenge.
Kalb said the refugees would be
safe as long as U.S. troops were
around. "If an Iraqi policeman
shows up with a gun, I'm taking the
gun," he said.
He said that no regular Iraqi po-
lice had returned to Safwan, but that
several secret police agents had been
arrested by the Americans. They
were seeking information on the
U.S. military and the names of
Iraqis working with the Americans,
he said.
Kalb said American soldiers
might stay on to run humanitarian
programs even after the 1,440-mem-
ber United Nations peacekeeping
force begins patrolling the buffer
zone. No deployment timetable has
been set, and relief agencies have not
announced plans to take over the
Army's humanitarian work.
Kalb's staff said the other major
U.S. contingent in Iraq, the 1st
Infantry Division, finished moving
out early yesterday, leaving only the
3rd Armored from the 200,000
American soldiers who occupied the

area after the allied victory in late
February.
U.S. military strength in the
Persian Gulf theater dropped under
270,000 men and women yesterday;
just under half the peak at the war's
end, the U.S. Central Command in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said.
The command also announced.
that its headquarters and its com-
mander, Gen. H. Norman
Schwarzkopf, were leaving the
kingdom Saturday. The command
said Schwarzkopf was departing
along with the majority of the
Central Command headquarters
staff because of the drop in troop
numbers.

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly meeting.
Group not affiliated with Revolution-
ary Workers' League. Call 665-1797 or
662-6282 for info. Union, Pond Rm.,
"7:30.
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry,
*weekly mtg. Hillel, 7 p.m.
Tagar, Pro-Israel Student Activists,
weekly mtg. Hillel, 8 p.m.
College Life, weekly meeting, spon-
sored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dental School, G005 Kellogg Aud., 7
p.m.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B-116, 7 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg.
New members welcome. Fuller Park,
lower fields, 5 p.m.
Homeless Action Committee, weekly
mtg. MLB B124,5:30.
Institute of Industrial Engineers,
general mtg and elections. 439 Mason,
8:30.
Rainforest Action Movement, mtg.
School of Natural Resources, rm 1040,
7 p.m.
Society of Women Engineers, end of
the year party. 1013 Dow, 6:15.
Newman Gathering, mtg and bike
ride. Newman Center, 331 Thompson,
7 p.m.
Speakers
"The Role of Biological Knowledge
and Expertise in Policy and Decision
Making," John Lehman. Nat Sci Bldg,
4th floor conference rooms, 6 p.m.
"High Strength/High Modulus
Polyethylene Fiber and Its Surface
Modification," Dr. Chul Rim Choe of
the Korea Institute of Science and
Technology. 1017 Dow, 4 p.m.
«Mlrn~v nsrn m n C *4 dvof

Archaeological Research," Adon
Gordus. Nat Sci Museum, 12-1.
"Delicate Balance: Central
Authority and Local Interests in
Toyama Politics, 1868-1912,"
Michael Lewis of Michigan State
University. Lane Hall Commons, noon.
Furthermore
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi. Also at the Angell Hall Com-
puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Service ends April 24.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley. Service ends
April 24.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Wednesday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church St. Com-
puting Center, Tuesday, Thursday, 7-
11, Wednesday, 8-10.
Russkij Chaj, weekly Russian conver-
sation practice. MLB 3rd floor confer-
ence rm., 4-5:00.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Thursday workout. CCRB Small Gym,
8-10:00.
U of M Taijiquan Club, Thursday
practice. Cube, 5:15.
Michigan Prison System, weekly
seminar. MLB B135, 7:30.
Coursepack Recycling Project. Bring
used coursepacks to Michigan
Document Services to be recycled.
"Public Health Impact of War,"
panel discussion for World Health Day.
School of Public Health I Auditorium,
noon.
"Bacwk t rt." film. i ze rmnD.

Housing security
officer assaulted
in South Quad
South Quad cafeteria was the site
of more controversy Saturday morn-
ing when an unknown suspect as-
saulted a Housing Security officer
in the kitchen at about 1:30 a.m.
According to reports from the
University Department of Safety
and Security (DPSS), Housing
Security Officers discovered intrud-
ers in the kitchen early Saturday
morning. The suspects fled the scene
after encountering the officers,
dropping their stolen goods as they
ran away.
Another report added that one
Housing Officer was attacked in the
kitchen. The officer was treated for
injuries at the University Hospital
emergency room.
Man tries to
kidnap two girls
with ring
A man attempting to kidnap two
girls replaced the "want some
candy" line with a "want a pretty
ring" line when trying to lure the
girls into his car.
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor police, a car travelling
down the 2000 block of Pittsfield
carrying two men and three women
pulled alongside the two girls, aged
eight and nine, who were walking
home from school.
A man in the car told the girls he
had a "free" ring on his fingers and
that the girls each could have one if
they got in the car. He also tried to
convince them to get into the car by

Man freed after
being held
hostage
A man who had been kidnapped
April 2 was freed early Tuesday
morning at the intersection of I-94
and Huron.
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor police, the victim, who
was driving his mother's car, picked
up a man near the Arborland area
three weeks ago Tuesday. The victim
then drove to Arborland where his
passenger pulled a gun on him and
hijacked the car to Monroe.
Upon arrival in Monroe, the vic-
tim was held hostage in a house by
the hijacker and several other men.
The men held the victim and beat
him repeatedly, before finally
putting him into a black Ford
Escort last Tuesday and driving him
out to I-94.
The vehicle the victim was driv-
ing, a 1988 model Volvo 240 DL, is
still missing.
Man missing
stereo pulls gun
on friend
A man in a fight with an acquain-
tance over stereo equipment pulled a
gun on his friend outside a garage on
the 1000 block of Broadway
Monday.
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor police, the suspect ap-
proached the victim Monday after-
noon, demanding some stereo
equipment be returned to him. The
suspect claimed to know nothing of
the stereo. A suspect then left the
scene for a moment, but soon re-
turned with a gun.
The suspect then proceeded to
threaten the victim with the gun un-
til an employee from the garage
broke-up the altercation.
Police are still looking for the
suspect, reports said.

According to reports from the
Ann Arbor police, a 1989 burgundy
Buick with dents matching those
that would stem from hitting a
pedestrian, is currently being exam-
ined by Michigan State Police in
Northville.
The car belongs to a local man.
No arrests have been made nor
have arrest warrants been sought by
police.
The owner of the car is still un-
dergoing questioning by the police.
Roommate
attempts murder
after chore fight
A man, in an arguement with his
roommate over household bills and
chores, attempted to murder the
roommate yesterday morning.
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor police, at about 11 a.m.
yesterday morning in a house on the
2500 block of Adrian, two male
roommates began arguing about
cleaning and splitting bills. One of
the roomates was on the phone dur-
ing the arguement.
Although the exact turn of
events is still in question, it is
known that one of the roomates left
the room where the arguement took
place.
He returned a few minutes later
with a three foot metal bar and
struck the other rommate twice.

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