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MSA calls Daily
By BARBARA MISLE misquoted sources and misrepresent(
The Michigan Student Assembly news.
voted 15 to 2 last night to endorse a MSA Dental School Representati
petition asking for The Michigan Daily David Austin, who made the proposalI
to publicly admit to acts of irrespon- support the petition, said he has bei
sible journalism. personally offended by the Daily on
LSA junior Brian Sher brought the number of occasions.
petition beforetheassembly. The "It's racist, sensationalist trash
petition said that since the present Austin said. "I wish I'd started ti
editorial board at the Daily has taken campaign myself."
over, there has been a "consistent pat- The Inter Fraternity Council has al
tern of irresponsible journalism." endorsed the petition and Sher said I
SHER SAID recent articles printed in expects more groups on campus to su
the Daily have caused racial, religious, port him this week. Sher would not sa
and gender tensions on campus to in- which groups he would seek suppo
crease. Sher also said that in addition to from.
sensationalism, the Daily has
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"IT'S JUST getting off the ground at
this point," Sher said. There will be a
fact sheet distributed on campus today
detailing examples of the Daily's tran-
sgressions, he said..
Barry Witt, editor-in-chief of the
Daily, said he doesn't expect the
petition to get campus-wide support.
"We are open to criticism, but we
haven't seen that we've done anything
irresponsible," Witt said.
THE PETITION also calls for the
Daily to make an effort to decrease the
"irresponsible journalism" in the
Mark Klein, an MSA member who
supported the petition, cited specific ar-
ticles in which he beleives the Daily
was irresponsible, including the story
entitled "Japs: Are they fact or fic-
tion?" and a February article about a
woman with bulimia who was expelled
from her sorority.
Klein also said the Daily's coverage
of the recent Sigma Alpha Mu frater-
nity jungle party was "irresponsible."
KLEIN MADE two other proposals
dealing with the Daily, but both were
later withdrawn. One recommended
asking the Daily to hold training
seminars each week to ensure the
quality of responsible journalism.
The other proposed that an ombud-
sman be appointed to investigate com-
plaints against the Daily every year
and report his or her findings.
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assault awareness programs and will
publicize the counseling services
available to victims and friends of vic-
tims, Morrow said.
He said he was encouraged by the
reaction of East Quad residents and
police. "Ten years ago, someone (who
was assaulted) wouldn't have gotten
lot of support. I think it's encouraging
all the support that's been.given," he
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Nicaragua smuggles weapons
to Salvadorans, Honduras says
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduras claimed yesterday that its army
intercepted Nicaraguan troops smuggling weapons to the leftist guerrillas
in El Salvador. From the other side of Central America's newest war,
Nicaragua charged that Honduran troops attacked two Nicaraguan border
There also were more reports of sporadic fighting in northern Nicaragua
between Nicaraguan troops and anti-Sandinista exiles based in Honduras.
The exiles claimed to have killed 20 Nicaraguans in an ambush.
A Honduran government spokesman told reporters security forces inter-
cepted 12 Nicaraguan soldiers carrying a "large quantity" of weapons
Saturday at Nacaome, more than two-thirds of the way across the 70-mile
neck of Honduran territory between Nicaragua and El Salvador.
"That is why we can say with certainty that Nicaragua is violating Hon-
duran territory by sending small groups of soldiers and weapons to El
Salvador to strengthen and supply the guerrillas in that country," the
Salvadoran soldiers captured
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Leftist guerrillas yesterday said they
captured 114 soldiers in an attack 29 miles from the capital and warned
Americans will "dig your own tombs" if they intervene in the country's civil
In a broadcast on rebel Radio Venceremos, insurgents also praised a
three-man U.S. congressional delegation visiting El Salvador this week for
trying to attach strict human rights conditions to any new aid package.
"We salute this dignified gesture, but warn Ronald Reagan's imperialist
hawks we do not like their bitter aggressions," the broadcast said.
"The North American people and the m~oderate forces in that country
know it will be a useless waste of dollars that will not save the army but only
increase the suffering of the Salvadoran people," it said.
It said the Salvadoran government's "dictatorship in defeat" is seeking
$110 million in fresh U.S. aid that Reagan is trying to push through Congress.
Lebanon rejects Israeli troops
The Lebanese government rejected Israeli demands on security
arrangements in south Lebanon yesterday and gave U.S. envoy Philip Habib
a letter outlining its position to carry back to Washington, a Lebanese news
Habib conferred with Lebanese President Amin Gemayel and other top of-
ficials on the 3-month-old talks on the withdrawal of 30,000 Israeli troops and
Beirut newspapers said Lebanon was still demanding a complete Israeli
TheCentral Information Agency, close to the Beirut government, said
Habib was given a letter outlining Lebanon's position to take back to
"Lebanon has reaffirmed its refusal of Israeli demands and especially
those on security arrangements for south Lebanon because they infringe
upon its sovereign.ty, the agency said.
Execution deadline extended
for kidnaped Texaco executive
BOGOTA, Colombia - The terrorists who threatened to kill kidnapped.
American oilman Kenneth Bishop yesterday have postponed the deadline,
and a nephew of the Texaco executive is negotiating with them, a relative of
the missing man reported.
The source, who asked not to be identified, refused to say what the new
deadline was. Nor would he give any indication of the kidnappers' demands,
which they have never made public.
A Bogota radio station reported three weeks ago that the guerrillas are
demanding$50 million. The station gave no source for its information, and
Lt. Jose Rosario Gonzalez of the public relations department of the national
police said the police doubt the report was true.
Bishop, the 57-year-old production manager for Texaco's Colombian sub-
sidiary and a resident of the country for 25 years, was kidnapped March 7
by three men and a woman who killed his two bodyguards as they were
driving him to work.
The People's Revolutionary Organization, which kidnapped a government
official last year and killed her after holding her for five months, sent a
newspaper photograph of Bishop holding the organization's red and black
flag and a communique saying he would be executed March 29 if Texaco did
not meet the group's demands. But it has never made public those demands.
Boston youths convicted in
subway death of black man
BOSTON - A jury convicted two young white men of manslaughter
yesterday in the death of a black man who ran into the path of a subway train
as he fled a gang of whites who were stoning and jeering him.
The jury of eight whites and four blacks deliberated all day Monday before
finding Francis Devin, 20, and William Joyce; 19, guilty of three counts each
of assault with a dangerous weapon. The jury met for half an hour yesterday
morning before finding the two Boston youths guilty of manslaughter.
Defense attorneys said they will appeal the verdicts.
The prosecution charged that on the night of March 13, 1982, William
Atkinson, a 30-year-old maintenance worker, ran into the Savin Hill rapid
transit station in the city's Dorchester section to escape the jeering youths
who threw rocks and bottles and shouted racial slurs at him. Three other
men await trial in the case.
Atkinson, who died when he ran into the path of a subway train, found him-
self "in a funnel from which there was no escape," the prosecution conten-
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Thursday, March 31st
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