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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 5, 1984
RSG debates
violations of
election rules



The Rackham Student Government
last night discussed allegations that
Kodi Abili, a candidate in last Friday's
presidential election, violated the
government's election rules.
Friday's election was RSG's second
attempt to select a president this term.
The council declared an election in
February invalid after Abili handed out
mail-in ballots to graduate students
Abili; in turn, accused his opponent,
Angelo Gantner, of campaigning too
close to the polling booths. Abili won the
election 107-74.
IN LAST NIGHT'S meeting, one
student said Abili,. handed him cam-
paign leaflets in the lobby of the LSA
building Friday, close to the polling
booth's location.
If true, the act violates RSG election
bylaws stating that candidates cannot
be within 50 feet of a polling booth.
Patrick Gardner, Director
Saturday, April 7, 1 984
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"This time he hung himself with his
own rope because he's the one who made
the rule of getting too close to the
polls," Gantner said.
ABILI, WHO was out ot town last
night, has denied any wrongdoing, and
last Friday accused RSG President
Rich Luker and elections director Vicki
Buerger of conspiring against him.
In the meeting last night, RSG mem-
bers said Abili has charged a polling
booth operator with trying to influence
students to vote for Gantner.
A special election committee will
review the charges in an open meeting
in the RSG Council Room tomorrow and
will make a recommendation next
CLAY HYSALL, a member of the
election committee, said "Kodi was
campaigning within 50 feet, that is a
clear violation, and as things stand
now, he will be disqualified."
However Hysall said that if Gantner
is also found to have violated election
rules, the government will simply count
the ballots and declare a winner. "We
really don't want to go through all this
again," Hysall said.

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sits on its pad awaiting Friday's scheduled launch.
Council to hold forum
to gain code input.

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drafted the proposed code, issued
invitations to 500 randomly selected
students asking them to attend the
hearing tonight.
By sending out invitations, the,
council is hoping to receive a better
turnout than two past meetings on the
code and hear from students who
haven't yet spoken out publicly on the
proposed code. It is the first time this
type of hearing-has been held at the
University, said University Council
president William Colburn.
SEVERAL University officials have
said much of the public opposition to the
code may be the result of a vocal
minority of students on campus. They
say that a more representative sample of
students may show that many favor the
"We want to hear what students have
to say," said Colburn.
He said that the special hearing is the
council's attempt to get a "balanced"
appraisal of student opinion.
on -

"IT MAY BE that a number of people
(at the hearing) are opposed to the
code. If so, then we have to find out
why," he said.
Students who are invited to the
hearing will be given special seating in
Rackham Auditorium and will be
allowed to make comments or ask
questionsaabout the proposed code,
Colburn said.
The hearing will be open to the whole
University community, but those who
are not invited by the council will only
be allowed to ask questions and make
comments after the invited students
are finished.
Eric Schnaufer, a graduate student
who has vocally opposed the code, said
the council was trying to minimize op-
position to the code by relegating public
comments to the end of the meeting.
"What happens at the end is con-
sidered less important," he said. "(The
Council) hopes that people who have
minor objections speak first and then
people with major objections speak
The council agreed late yesterday to
allow Schnaufer to make a five minute
statement at the beginning of the
Along with the nine-member Univer-
sity council, Daniel Sharphorn, a
University policy advisor who has
worked extensively to draft the code,
and Schnaufer will be answering
student's questions and gathering in-

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international report
Proposal 'imiting troops sent to
Central America fails in Senate
WASHINGTON - The Senate turned aside a move yesterday to restrict
presidential power to send combat troops to El Salvador after a debate in
which Democrats charged that President Reagan is likely to send fighting
men into Central America within the next year.
By a vote of 59-36, the lawmakers rejected a proposal by Sen. Patrick
Leahy (D-Vt.) to bar the president from sending U.S. armed forces into El
Salvador or Salvadoran airspace for combat unless Congress has declared
war or enacted a specific authorization.
Leahy said the proposed amendment to an appropriations bill containing
$61.7 million in emergency military aid for El Salvador because of his "clear
conviction that we are going to reach the point of having American combat
forces in El Salvador within a year."
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) referring to Reagan, said, "I believe that the
day after he is re-elected, if he is re-elected; we will see American troops
fighting in Latin America.
Soviets demonstrate sea power
LONDON - A Soviet battle fleet conducting i'nassive military exercises in
the Norwegian Sea yesterday demonstrated its anti-submarine capability
and air power in a show of strength on NATO's 35th anniversary.
More than 50 Backfire bombers and Badger long-range reconnaissance
planes conducted mock-attack soties on Soviet surface vessels, an official
at NATO's Eastern Atlantic headquarters said.
The fleet, comprising at least 40 destroyers, frigates, cruisers and
submarines, also continues anti-submarine maneuvers with Soviet aircraft
trying to locate submerged submarines, the official said.
The armada poured into the North Atlantic from the Arctic port of
Murmansk, the Soviets' biggest navy station, and from the Baltic Sea.
NATO chiefs were concerned at the speed and capacity of the buildup,
according to news reports from their top-level meeting in Cesme, Turkey.
The exercise, described by NATO as probably the largest staged by the
Soviet Union in the Atlantic, came less than a month after a large NATO
exercise in the region last month involving 150 ships from nine nations and.
40,000 men.
Police arrest 300 in N. India
CHANDIGARH, India - Police arrested about 300 people yesterday
during a general strike to protest growing violence in northern India, and a
Sikh terrorist group threatened to kill a politician a day until its demands
were met.
The government declared Chandigarh, joint capital of violence-torn
Punjab and Haryana states, a "disturbed region." The declaration
empowers police to shoot lawbreakers on sight and to make sarches and
arrests without warrants.
In Parliament, the opposition demanded that Prime Minister Indira
Gandhi's government step down for failing to curb Sikh terrorism that has
claimed more than 125 lives in two months.
Militant Sikhs are waging a campaign for greater religious and political
autonomy in Punjab state, about 150 miles northeast of New Delhi. While a
minority in Hindu-dominated India, they are the majority in Punjab.
Sikhs resent being classified as part of Hinduism. Unlide Hindus, they
believe in one god and reject the caste system.
82 arrested in. casino strikes
LAS VAGAS, Nev. - Striking hotel-casino workers smashed automobiles
with their picket signs yesterday and bomb threats were received at a
number of gambling palaces along the Las Vegas Strip in the third day of a
massive walkout.
Union leaders accused the police of brutality and urged that the National
Guard be brought in to keep the peace.
At least 82 people had been arrested in scattered outbreaks of violence.
One of those arrested yesterday was a kitchen worker armed with three
Molotov cocktails. The strikers blocked entrances at many of the gambling
The walkout by thousands of waiters, musicians, stagehands, cooks and
bellhops seeking pay hikes and other benefits was in its third day. It affected
29 gambling resorts.
Gambling was not affected since dealers are non-union.
Bailiffs flatten peace camps
GREENHAM COMMON, England - Bailiffs, backed by hundreds of
police, evicted women protesters yesterday from their 2%/2-year-old "peace
camp" outside the U.S. nuclear missile base here and ripped down their
plastic-sheeting home.
Jeering women at the base's main gate set fire to some of their shelters as
bailiffs tore down the rest and workmen quickly fenced off the site and began
drilling for a road-widening project.
Local government workers pulled down five of the six other camps strung
around the nine-mile perimeter fence in the most determined attempt yet to
drive the women out.
At the main camp, police dragged away protesters who refused to move
and arrested 30 of them.
Opposition Labor Party legislators accused Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher's Conservative government of using the road-widening project as a
guise for "political persecution" of opponents of the missile deployment.
The air force base houses U.S.-built cruise missiles, part of a NATO
aresenal of 572 nuclear rockets that the alliance plans to deploy in Western
Europe to counter the threat of Soviet nuclear missiles in Eastern Europe.

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