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Peres to
push Syria
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Prime
Minister Shimon Peres, a peace vision-
ary who succeeded the slain Yitzhak
Rabin, named a new government yes-
terday as he prepares toaccelerate the
peace process, especially with Syria.
Peres believes a deal with Damascus
will put an end to the Arab-Israeli con-
flict, a coup that could persuade his
skeptical countrymen to pay the painful
prce of withdrawing from the strategic
Golan Heights.
Peres, who became acting premier
,after Rabin was assassinated Nov. 4,
has moved swiftly to form a new gov-
ernment, naming Cabinet members and
signing coalition agreements yesterday.
Peres, like Rabin before him, named
liimselfdefenseminister. HetappedEhud
Barak, a popular and articulate former
I army chief, as foreign minister - posi-
tioning him as a possible successor.
Peres' coalition, like Rabin's, consists
of his Labor Party's 44 seats, the dovish
Meretz bloc with 12 and two members of
a breakaway right-wing faction.
Five lawmakers from parties repre-
senting Israel's Arab minority support
the government from the outside, guar-
anteeing him amaiority of 63 out of 120
on most issues.
Addressing Labor Party members in
Tel Aviv, Peres promised to "advance
peace (and) strengthen security," stress-
ing the principle of continuing his
predecessor's policies.
But in a major departure, Peres is

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 22, 1995 - 7
Sepamatist leader
set to be Quebec
ne nmister

MONTREAL (AP) - Lucien
Bouchard, whose charismanearly lifted
Quebec separatists to victory last month,
plunged deeper into the fray yesterday,
saying he would become premier of
Quebec and prepare a new secession
The 56-year-old separatist, who now
leads the opposition in the federal Par-
liament, indicated another wrenching
independence referendum could come
within two years.
By far the separatists' most popular
leader, Bouchard had been under pres-
sure from his American-born wife,
Audrey Best, to quit politics and spend
more time with her and their two young
sons. Such a move
would have devas-
tated the separatist Q
With his wife at e
his side in a news
conference broad- of $2x88


Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres grabs his head during a Labor Party meeting yesterday.

trying to tap an outpouring of public
support in the wake of the assassination
to pursue the 4-year-old peace talks
with Syria far more actively.
Rabin, too, had hinted Israel might
accept Syria's demand for a full return
of the Golan, which Israel captured in
the 1967 Mideast war. But as opposi-
tion mounted, he balked, putting the
issue aside in favor of advancing peace
with the Palestinians.
Peres says he will try to broaden the
talks with Syria beyond security con-
cerns to include specific proposals for
new borders and the terms of normal-
ized relations.
He plans to meet with President
Clinton in Washington next month to
lay out the new strategy, an official in

the prime minister's office said.
Syrian and Israeli foreign ministry
officials met last week in Barcelona,
Spain, and Israel views this as a posi-
tive signal. Efforts are also being made
to arrange a meeting between Peres or
Barak and the Syrian foreign minister,
Farouk Sharaa, at a European Union
conference in Barcelona next week.
Despite such momentum, there are
concerns that Peres, who lacks Rabin's
strong security credentials and faces re-
election next fall, would have a tough
time delivering on a withdrawal from
the Golan.
Outlining his strategy on Monday,
Peres said a deal with Syria would have
far broader significance and "really
constitute a regional peace" encom-

passing all Mideast nations - except
the radical regimes of Iraq and Libya.
In this context, the Israeli elections
would in part be a referendum on a
package deal including:
a total Israeli withdrawal from the
Golan in exchange for fully normalized
trade and diplomatic relations with
an Israeli pullout from the buffer
zone it maintains in southern Lebanon
in exchange for a Syrian-guaranteed
peace with that country, a Syrian proxy,
and disarmament of the Hezbollah mi-
litia currently waging a guerrilla war
against Israel.
normalization with most of the
Arab states not already at peace with
Israel, primarily in the Persian Gulf.


Friends: Slain mother had rough, difficult life

cast live across
Canada, Bouchard this yea
said he had obtained
her reluctant consent I pec
to tackle the most
difficult political rate.
challenge of his life
-replacing Jacques
Parizeau as premier of Quebec's sepa-
ratist government.
Bouchard said his priority during his
first year as Quebec's premier would be
to address an array of economic and
social troubles in Canada's only French-
speaking province.
The federal government is expected
to submit new constitutional propos-
als that might divert support from the
separatists by giving Quebec more
powers. But Bouchard was blunt when
asked if there was any possible deal
he could accept to keep Quebec in
"No, it is not possible," he said. "I am
a sovereigntist."
Parizeau announced his resignation
plans the day after separatists were nar-
rowly defeated Oct.30 in a referendum
on independence.
Bouchard's first step is to replace
Parizeau as head of the Parti Quebecois
- a formality since other leading con- -
tenders say they will step aside.
Bouchard would then take over as pre-
mier early next year.


It is a bold move by Bouchard, who
nearly died a year ago from a flesh-
eating disease that cost him his left leg.
Already well liked before his illness, he
became a larger-than-life figure during
the referendum campaign as supporters
jostled for a chance to touch him or
shake his hand.
For the first time in his career,
Bouchard will be faced with the'daily
responsibility of running a governr
ment. Quebec's projected deficit this
year - $2.88 billion - and its 11-
percent jobless rate are among the
highest in Canada, and the province
holds 7 million of the country's 27
million people.
John Sav-
age, premierof
has a Nova Scotia,
said Bou,
I deficitchard's popu-
larity will be
b illiontested by the
painful task of
and a imposing bud-
get cuts.
nt i "You 'don't
do it by being
kinder and
gentler and
sweet to the
people," Savage said.
Bouchard had been under heavy pres-
sure to replace Parizeau; no other sepa-
ratist has anything near the same fiery
spirit or following. But he was candid
about the conflicting pressure from his
wife, and took atwo-week family svaca-
tion this month to thrash out their fu-
Even at yesterday's press conference,
Bouchard's wife, Ms. Best, didn't try to
feign enthusiasm and said her husband's
decision was "not my first choice."
"It's not a sad day," she said. "It's a
little bit ambiguous."
She and Bouchard said they vould
work hard to provide a normal family
life for their sons, ages 4 and 5. The
boys, Bouchard said, had grown to de-
test the word "referendum" so much
that they spat when they said it.
Canadian financial markets reacted
calmly to Bouchard's announcement,
because it was expected and because he
suggested he probably would not seek a
new referendum on independence until

CHICAGO (AP)- She was anhonor
student from a religious family, but a
teen-age pregnancy started Debra
. Evans' slide into a world of dim dance
clubs, run-down apartments, welfare
and babies with a succession of fathers.
I had a crush on her the first time I
saw her," recalls high-school boyfriend
Dave Schrader. "She was really a beau-
tiful girl ... a silly sense of humor. She
was probably one of the warmest, nic-
est people I'd ever met."
He said her first pregnancy - with
another man - began the downward
drift that ended in nightmare Thursday.

Evans was slain in her suburban apart-
ment along with her 10-year-old daugh-
ter, Samantha. Her attackers cut open
her uterus with a pair of scissors, stole
her unborn, full-term child, and ab-
ducted her 8-year-old son, Joshua.
The older boy was dumped the next
day in an alley. The Chicago Tribune
quoted authorities saying his captors
killed him because he knew too much.
Another of Evans' children, 17-month-
old Jordan, was left unharmed.
Charged with murder and kidnap-
ping are Jacqueline Williams, Fedell
Caffey and Levern Ward. Police say

Evans apparently considered them
friends and opened her apartment door
to them. Ward was believed to be
Jordan's father.
The fetus taken from Evans survived
at an area hospital and was named Elijah
as the mother had planned.
The crime was motivated by Will-
iams' desire for a child of her own,
authorities said. "You could not give a
horror writer a better script," said Joe
Birkett, chief of criminal prosecutions
for the DuPage County state's attorney's
Evans' horrifying end was in sharp

contrast to the comfortable world she
knew as a teen-ager in the nearby sub-
urb of Roselle. But she and her parents
weren't especially close while she was
growing up, Schrader said.
Schrader said Evans and her parents
drifted further apart when she first got
pregnant, and again when she had an-
other baby by a different father.
"From my take, she had low self-es-
teem and was trying to provide herself
with a family to love," Schrader said.
"She wanted to be a full-time mom, but
she just kept getting involved with the
wrong guys and getting pregnant."

Continued from Page 1
t pt the players to leave school before
Patton disagreed with Hansen. He
said programs, not individual players,
sdirectly receive money from Nike.
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison said there is no
evidence that athletic contracts foster
temptation for student-athletes at the
Patton said the University is among the
top sellers of apparel. "Michigan isagreat
school with great sports teams. It has a
great history in terms of athletics," he
said. "The combination of history and
performance makes for great sales."
Nike also has a contract with Florida
State University for $6.2 million in cash,
equipment and apparel over the next
five years.
The company markets apparel just like
,that issued to FSU's 17 varsity sports
teans. One of the best-selling FSU items
is.a football jersey bearing star running
back Warrick Dunn's number 28.
'Dunn told the Post that he often won-
ders if he should not be paid for the
sales of jerseys bearing his number.
"lust imagine, if I wore another num-

We know who the key players are
and we want to include them in that
(sales) process. We want to wrap our
apparel around star athletes
- Erin Patton
Nike spokesman

Continued from Page 1
"I was continuously doubling my
order and I was hustling to get it out into
stores," he said. "There was nothing to
Not only has his business - M.A.S.
Distribution (named after his parents,
Miran and Angela Sarkissian) - re-
mained unhindered by his age, but his
University education has benefited from
the experience, he said.
"I'm working school into business
and business into school. I'm writing a
paper and stopping to do invoices,"
Sarkissian said. "(Without the business)

I would graduate only with the theoreti-
cal; I'll graduate with the practical,
For an English major and the
country's largest distributor of
Skeleteen sodas, twice the benefits also
means double the pressures.
When the phone rings at 4 a.m., it's
not a friend looking for a ride home, it's
a distributor from Greece or L.A. with a
question about marketing. Student and
entrepreneurial responsibilities tend to
merge, and fight for attention, he said.
"You only have 24 hours in a day, as
unfortunate as it is," Sarkissian said.
"When you study for a test there's this
whole ... page and if you just concen-
trate on the important points, get down to

the meat and potatoes -that's what I try
to do with everything I get in a day."
After Sarkissian closes his school-
books in April, he will dedicate the next
year to his business, working as sup-
plier for distributors across the country.
He insists he's still searching for his
"It's not my life's calling," he said.
But until he finds that path, he may be
the only University student who car-
ries, alongside the student ID, credit
cards and sparse cash, a folded indek
card bearing the phrase: "Close the
Skeleteen drinks are sold in Ann
Arbor at Not Another Cafe and the
Diag Party Store.

ber, they'd probably be buying that
number," he said.
Dunn is not the first college athlete to
have his jersey number boost apparel
sales. In recent years, jerseys of Michi-
gan basketball players Chris Webber
and Jalen Rose and football players
Desmond Howard and Tyrone Wheatley
were sold in huge amounts.
Patton explained Nike's choice to
marketjerseys ofcertain athletes: "Play-
ers doing great things on the field, like
Amani Toomer now, have great appeal
off the field. We want to give the fans
what they want. We want to make prod-
ucts exciting for our customers.
"We know who the key players are
and we want to include them in that
(sales) process. We want to wrap our
apparel around star athletes."
A spokesperson for the Michigan

Athletic Department said yesterday that
no football players would be available
for interviews regarding Nike's or
Dunn's comments this week because of
the upcoming Ohio State game.
Harrison said the idea of paying Uni-
versity athletes is not up for debate.
"NCAA rules prohibit specific ath-
letes from endorsing products or re-
ceiving money," he said. "Nobody is
getting rich from this. Student-athletes
profit only generally with respect to
their programs. Nike provides supplies
for all our varsity teams on an equal
Patton said he sees no reason to be
upset at Nike's marketing of star ath-
letes' jerseys. "It's been done since the
beginning of sports to give fans a piece
of the great pride of a great team."

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