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September 13.1995


NATO to expand attacks on Serbs


ZAGREB, Croatia - NATO yester-
day brushed aside Russian demands to
halt its air campaign against Bosnian Serb
forces and announced an expansion of its
attacks including the possible introduc-
tion of the Stealth fighter-bomber.
But as the campaign entered its sec-
ond week with more than 3,000 sorties
flown against defiant rebels, the Bosnian
government questioned how much dam-
age the attacks are inflicting.
Gen. Jovan Divjak, the Bosnian deputy
chief of staff, said in London that the
bombing had not altered the balance of
military power or improved Bosnia's
front lines. Divjak said NATO bombing
so far had destroyed only 4 percent of
Bosnian Serb heavy weapons.

Bosnian govt. questions
impact of air campaign

"It doesn't affect the situation on the
ground," he told reporters. "It seems to
be intended to give a lesson to the Serbs
that they are vulnerable to attack."
Whatever the Bosnian government's
complaints, the bombing appears to be
tying the Serbs down in their armed
areas. In central and western Bosnia,
well removed from Sarajevo or other
"safe areas," the Bosnian government
and its Bosnian Croat allies reported

strategic gains against the Bosnian Serbs.
Yesterday's bombing raids produced
more spectacular 'TV pictures. NATO
aircraft attacked Bosnian Serb ammu-
nition dumps at Vogoscajust northwest
of Sarajevo, causing explosions heard
clearly in the Bosnian capital.
NATO sources said 28 bombs were
dropped. It includes ammunition pro-
duction and storage facilities, as well as
a 500-yard tunnel where Serbs are be-

lieved to have stashed heavy weapons.
Sources in the Bosnian Serb strong-
hold of Pale, southeast of Sarajevo, said
the ammunition site was "leveled" in
the overnight attack. Bosnian radio, cit-
ing a government army report, said sec-
ondary detonations came from the am-
munition complex in Vogosca and fires
burned in the area for hours, with flames
rising several hundred feet into the air.
U.S. sources said the Clinton adminis-
tration wants to send F-117 stealth attack
planes at Aviano air base in Italy for use
against the Serbs as soon as it receives
permission from the Italian government.
Inside: UN officials say bombings have
failed to eliminate Serb threat. Page 7.

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A family preparing for the coming winter drags a carriage full of firewood in a
western suburb of Sarajevo yesterday.
Comm. dept.
use disputed

By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
While the University works to write
guidelines and to restore misused com-
munication department endowment
funds, there is new disagreement over
using a scholarship fund to help pay a
faculty member's salary.
In a 1992 letter recently obtained by
The Michigan Daily, John Cross, asso-
ciate LSA dean for budget and admin-
istration, authorized using money from
ajournalism scholarship endowment to
pay 25 percent of the salary of Jonathan
Friendly, the director of the master's
program in journalism.
"I understand your feeling that en-
dowment funds should not be used to
replace the 'normal' responsibilities of
the University, but in fact this Univer-
sity, like most others, has for many
years been turning to gift and endow-
ment funds as means for supporting its
basic mission," Cross wrote to then-
communication department chair Neil
Friendly, whose salary is still sup-
ported by the fund, said that the endow-
ment is being misused, and that he only
spends about 10 percent of his time on
the program.
"You've got the associate dean say-
ingit's OK toraidthesefunds," Friendly
said. "Either this is a University that
pays for its basic mission or it's a place
that just takes money from people and
just uses it as it pleases."
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg, how-
ever, said there were no specific direc-
tions for the endowment's use at the
time of the letter.
Following a 1994 audit that exposed
misuse of both the Weber and Howard
R. Marsh Center for the Study of Jour-
nalistic Performance endowments, the
University directed the LSA Dean's
Office to write guidelines detailing the
specific uses of the funds. While draft

* March 1993,- The University
asked auditor Carl Smith to audit
.the Marsh and Weber funds.
0 July 1994 - The department of
communication adopted a first
draft of guidelines for the funds.
guidelines for the Weber fund have
been written, the Marsh guidelines re-
main incomplete.
Goldenberg said Friendly is being
paid from the endowment because of
his participation and leadership in the
journalism internship program.
"Internships are part of our basic
mission, which is learning," Goldenberg
said. "But with the Weber endowments
I don't recall a pattern of paying a
faculty member."
Wesley Maurer Jr., whose father
helped establish the fund, supported
Friendly's claims, and said the
University's use of the endowment vio-
lated the donor's intent.
"That was not the intent of the en-
dowment - to support the 'basic mis-
sion.' It was specifically intended for
the journalism internship program,"
Maurer said. "If they had wanted some
generic, non-specific thing, they would
have left the money to the Registrar's
Cross said he stands by his 1992 state-
ment, and that donors are aware that
money sometimes goes to pay salaries.
"(Friendly) is hired to run the jour-
nalism program and if he only spends
10 percent of his time on it, then that's
a separate problem," Cross said. "The
fact that this is done is well understood
with donors."
Friendly is suing the University in a
July 1994 lawsuit, claiming his role in
prompting an audit of the communica-
tion department cost him his three-year

The employees of Shaman Drum dressed in drag yesterday in honor of a co-worker who died of AIDS last year.
Store remembers employee with Drag Day

By Jeff Eldridge
For the Daily
Unsuspecting customers who came to Shaman Drum
Bookshop yesterday were in for a surprise - Drag Day.
"A year ago, an employee here named Earl Gebott
died of AIDS," said Bob Curry, an employee of the
store for 10 years. "Last year, as a tribute, we cross-
dressed to remember him, as well as to bring aware-
ness to the community."
Gebott was infected with the HIV virus for 10 years
before dying of AIDS in August 1994. An employee
of the local bookstore for four years, Gebbott had
been a mainstay, said Curry, who compared the
store's personnel to a family.

At the time of Gebott's death, 10-15 coworkers
gathered in the hospital. Both Shaman Drum owner
Carl Pohrt and Curry credit that moment as a main
inspiration for Drag Day, which they expect to be-
come an annual event.
"Earl, at one time, was a very flamboyant cross-
dresser," Pohrt said. "Everybody is trying to honor
Earl, who was a real fun person."
Employee Alison Swan added: "This is more about
having fun than anything else. At this time of year, the
staff needs it."
Pohrt said, "I find that for people younger than I am,
there's a more fluid sense of gender identity.
"My daughter works here, and she's wearing a suit

and tie. That's a playfulness that people of my genera-
tion don't have."
Along with the general lightness of the day, the
store used the occasion to promote AIDS awareness
using literature from the HIV/AIDS Resource Cen-
ter. "We'll try to make it an annual thing, and get
across as much information as possible," Curry said.
HARC's services include information distribution,
housekeeping, a food bank and support groups.
The great majority of customers seemed supportive
of the store's concept.
"It kind of shocked me, because where I'm from, I
don't see this," said Altonya Knight, of Anderson,
Ind., who added she approved of the event's purpose.

Sleeping through the
sunrise is in the past

By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Are you a late riser who's stuck with
8 a.m. classes?
Do you push the "dream bar" on your
alarm clock so many times that your
roommate wants to kick you out of the

Farmington Hills, Mich., said students
could also benefit from the service.
"I remember those late-night study
sessions preparing for a final exam and
really worrying about making it on-
time for my 8 o'clock exam," said
Rothstein, who graduated with a BBA
in 1980 and an MBA in 1982.

Gov: Teen-age
nariuanause nearly
doubled since- 1992
WASHINGTON (AP) - Marijuana use among teen-agers
has nearly doubled since 1992, even as adults' use of all illegal
drugs leveled off, the government announced yesterday.
Some 12.2 million people used illegal drugs last year, up
from 11.7 million in 1993 and 11.4 million in 1992, said the
1994 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. The in-
creases were not considered statistically significant.
At the same time, 1.8 million teen-agers used illegal drugs
last year - the vast majority marijuana, which the govern-
ment survey says is on the rise among young people after 13
years of decline.
About 7.3 percent of teens - 1.3 million ages 12 to 17 -
smoked marijuana last year. That's up from 4 percent two
years earlier, the survey found. Until 1992, youth marijuana
use had declined every year since 1979.
"Anyone who thinks we've licked the drug problem in this
country is living in a fantasy land," said Health and Human

Have you al-
ready missed
classes this semes-
ter because you've
There may be a
solution - and it
doesn't include
mom giving you a
wake-up call the
day of a midterm.

- r
IS for people
who are no
staying in a hotel
t e like they
are sleeping in a

"That would be
a great service for
me. I usually have
friends wake me
up," said Howard
Sidman, an LSA
junior. "Especially
for exams it would
help me. It would
make me sleep bet-


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