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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom


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Vol. XCIV-No. 144

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, March 31, 1984

Fif teen Cents

Eight Pages


to hold
open forum
on code'
The University council will hold
a public hearing on the proposed
student code of non-academic conduct
next week, officials announced yester-
The hearing will be the first open-
forum on the code sponsored by the
University Council, which developed
the proposed code last winter.
IT WILL also be one of the most
unique public hearings held on any con-
troversial University issue.
The council will be sending out for-
inl invitations to 500 randomly selec-
ted students asking them to attend the
hearing next Thursday evening at
Rackham Hall Auditorium.
The selected students will be given
special seating at the hearing and be
allowed to ask questions of a panel
knowledgeable about the code and
make verbal and written statements
about whether they favor the code.
ALL MEMBERS of the University
See 'U', Page 3



acquitted of

rape ce
MASON, Mich. (UPI) - An Ingham
County jury yesterday acquitted seven
young men accused of raping a
Michigan State University student,
providing a dramatic ending to an often
emotional, four week trial.
The defendants' family members and
friends reacted with tears of joy when
the jury of eight women and four men
announced its verdict following 4%1
hours of deliberation. The alleged vic-
tim was not in the courtroom.
ACQUITTED OF third-degree
criminal sexual conduct were Kevin
Smith of Southfield, Marc Seay of Pon-
tiac and Detroiters Anthony Jemison,
Previn Dixon, Vincent Lewis, David
Duren and Anthony Batiste.
The charge carries a maximum
penalty of 15 years in prison.
"I feel justice has been achieved,"
said Norman Gaffney, attorney for

"JURIES SET the community stan-
dard, and I'm disappointed the com-
munity didn't have a higher standard,"
said Janis Blough, an assistant Ingham
County prosecuting attorney,
Testimony in the case indicated the
alleged victim, a 17-year-old freshman
at the time of the incident, was invited
to a party at Lewis' dormitory room on
the evening of Nov.21, 1982.
During the evening, she had sex,
separately, with each of the defendants.
THE KEY issue was whether the
young woman consented.
An East Lansing district judge threw
out more serious charges of first-
degree criminal sexual conduct, citing
the woman's failure to vigorously resist
her alleged assailants or take advan-
tage of opportunities to flee.
Ingham County Circuit Judge James
Giddings ordered the young men to
See MSU, Page 5.

AP Photo,
Surf's up
Waves driven by hurricane-force winds slam against the seawall of the Scituate, Mass. shore during the height of the
storm that rocked the east coast earlier this week. The storm ravaged the northeast, dumping up to a foot of snow in
some areas and leaving many without power. See a complete story on the fierce spring weather on page 5.

Candidates prepare

for tight Third

Ward race

Third Ward
Second in a 3 part series. .
City Council's arguably most liberal
member, Raphael Ezekiel, has been
trying to tone down his image in the
past few weeks.
Instead of enjoying the advantages of
being the incumbent, Ezekiel is cam-
paigning diligently to maintain his sup-
port. The Third Ward race is con-
sidered crucial for Democrats gaining
a majority on Council and a tough fight
in Monday's election is expected.
EZEKIEL won in 1982 by 90 votes and
Democrat Jeff Epton defeated the GOP
incumbent for the other Third Ward
seat last year by only 52 votes.

The 52-year-old University
psychology professor is trying to buck
charges from his Republican opponent,
Jeanette Middleton, that he has
overemphasized international issues in

Fourth Ward.
Communication between local
citizens groups and City Council is vir-
tually non-existent and must be im-
proved, says Democrat John McNabb
who will challenge GOP incumbent
Gerald Jernigan Monday for a Fourth
Ward seat.
Members from several groups that
support causes such as a nuclear freeze
qr gay rights have not received respon-
ses from Council, says McNabb, 26, who
is a graduate student at the Univer-
sity's Institute of Public Policy.
"I THINK when a City Council mem-
ber restricts his ability to even respond
to those people (in his ward) let alone
consider their issues and ignores their

concerns, he's not being part of a
representative government," McNabb
Jernigan, 41, is an, investment
analyist for the University and focuses
on keeping taxes low, building city
business, and providing basic services
for citizens such as street repairs.
He supports a 1.5 mill tax increase
which would fund resurfacing and
repaving many major streets in Ann
Arbor. Taxpayers' average yearly
payments would increase by about 6
percent under the proposal.
BUT consistent with his stand against
higher taxes, Jernigan opposes a ballot
proposal to increase taxes for im-
proving bicycle paths.
McNabb, however, says building
bicycle paths will benefit the city and

the two years he has held the Third
Ward seat. I
While Ezekiel doesn't hide his deep
concern for national problems, he says
that interest is not at the expense of
local issues.
THERE IS room on Council to ad-
See EZEKIEL, Page 5

... defends national issues

supports bike ballot proposal

Accusations mar RSG election

Rackham Student Government elections, held
yesterday for the second time in two months, were
again marred by complaints of candidates violating
election rules.
The results of the graduate school's first election
were thrown out early this month after both can-
didates complained'that the election process was un-

RSG AGREED to hold a second election yesterday,
but it appears their problems aren't over.
Vicki Buerger, director of RSG, said that several
graduate students yesterday reported that presiden-
tial candidate Kodj Abili was campaigning as close as
20 feet from the election booths. RSG rules state that
candidates must be at least 50 feet from the polling
sites, she said.

At least one graduate student and Angela Gantner,
who opposed Abili in the election, also said that Abili
was handing out campaign pamphlets near the
polling booths.
ALTHOUGH Abili did not comment on whether he
was actually within 50 feet of the booths, he said that

MSA announces new LSA representatives

Michigan Student Assembly officials
yesterday announced the final nine LSA
representatives for next year's assem-
bly and remained quiet about the status
of their election director, who has been
blamed for many of the polling
problems experienced on Tuesday.
The 1984-85 assembly, which takes
over after next week, is composed of
ten LMNOP (Let's Make Needs Our
Priorities) party members, eight
members of each of SMART and IOU
(It's Our University), six members
from YOU!, two from RAP (Respon-
sible Assembly Party), and three in-
dependent memebers.
THE NEW president and vice
president are from the SMART party.
Election officials also kept quiet
about the status of Dave Surovell, the

student MSA hired to run their election.
Surovell came under fire Wednesday
and Thursday after a confused and
disorganized first day of voting on
Mary Rowland, the current MSA
president, said yesterday that she
"isn't at all pleased with his perfor-
mance," as election director.
She said that although Surovell did
not participate in counting ballots after
the election, he had not quit or been
Rowland said she will be meeting
with Surovell on Monday.
Before the election MSA had agreed
to pay Surovell $500 for organizing the
election. Officials would not comment
yesterday on whether he would receive
the money.

1984485 LSA
representatives to MSA
J. Homer Thiel (SMART) Michael Labor (YOU!)
Mark Gittleman (LMNOP) Laurie Clement (SMART)
Ben Long (IOU) Chris Culliton (LMNOP)
Nick Kabcenell (LMNOP) Lisa Wozniak (IOU)
Mark Williams (Ind.) Steve Linowes (YOU!)
Reginald Lane (IOU) Mutt Harris (SMART)

Final pullout AP Photo
French soldiers sit with their guns along the dock at Beirut's port yesterday,
watching a French warship while waiting to board another warship.
Approximately 250 soldiers left Beirut yesterday in a pullout that will be
completed today. See story, page 5.

Saving Sasquatch
HERE MAY OR not be a hulking bear-like creature
in the Pacific Northwest who nibbles nuts, berries,
* and salmon and occasionally terrified campers in
lonely cabins. But Pat McMullen, a congressman
from Washington is determined to protect Sasquatch (or
Big Foot, or Yeti) if there is one. Thursday, he announced a

Cries and whispers
BOY GEORGE wears smock dressed, makeup, and
floppy hats but Claude Anik thinks "he's the most
beautiful man" she's ever seen. Anik, 16, was one of about
3,000 cheering admirers of the sweet-voiced British pop
sensation who mobbed him at Mirabel Airport in Montreal.
"I touched him. I touched him...oh God, I saw his face,"
screamed one young fan as she strained against police who
linked arms to protect Boy George and his band, Culture
Club. "Oww. my hair, don't grab my hair," said the singer,

help finance a petition drive to secede from the state. "It's
not going to be like it is now," said Jenny Vllier or Rock,
president of the Interim New State Authority. "I used to be
part of Michigan, but not anymore. In the great state of
Superior, there would be no taxation without...well, just
leave it at no taxation. Income tax, sales tax, inheritance
tax and single business taxes would be a thing of the past.
And any motions of starting a new one would likely be
squelched in a vote. So far the group has collected 10,000
signatures on the ballot and needs 26,000 more to make it
on the state ballot. A similar drive in 1979 fell 10,000 short.
Vallier said she doesn't intend to use her power as president

on the name of the University" to change the name to
Michigan State University.
Also on this date in history:
" 1933 - Michigan, Sphinx, the Daily and the National
Student League gathered 2,200 signatures on a petition con-
demning the state for cutting appropriations to the Univer-
sity by 50 percent.
* 1949 - Literary critic Clifton Fadiman told a Hill
Auditorium audience that "only a revolution within the in-
dividual can attack the de-personalizing elements in
today's culture."
" 1980 - Bill Frieder was named the University's head




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