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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 12, 1984
RSG ends election

controversy

By JOHN ARNTZ
After almost three months of com-
plaints, delays, and bickering, the
Rackham Student Government last
night finally elected a president.
At their weekly meeting last night
RSG members voted to disqualify
president-elect Kodi Abili because of
charges that he was campaigning too
close to a voting site during the March
29 and 30 elections.
INSTEAD, his opponent, Angela Gan-
tner, was appoifited president. "Mr.
Abili is disbarred from the election and
Angela Gantner is the new president,"
said outgoing RSG president Rich

I want to inform the election committee
that I am going to take it to court.'
- Kodi Abili, former RSG President-elect

worker tried to persuade him to vote for
Gantner. Lee said that althoughrthe
worker tried to encourage him to read
Gantner's platform, the incident didn't
influence his vote.
The RSG council decided last night to
disregard that incident because it
didn't influence the outcome of the vote.
But ballots for the March election have
not been counted yet and won't be for at
least another year, added Fontenot.

Luker last night.
An angry Abili vowed to sue the RSG
council for running elections unfairly
and discrediting his reputation. "I want
to inform the election committee that I
am going to take it to court," said Abili,
a graduate student in the education
school.
"I know there is a conspiracy against
me," he told members.
RSG HAS held two elections this
year, both of which have been blocked
by charges that the candidates did not
follow election procedures.
During the first election in February,
Gantner, a graduate student in English,
charged that Abili distributed mail-in
ballots after polling booths closed.
Failure to agree on whether Abili
violated RSG's bylaws forced the group
to schedule another election in March.
But that second attempt was marred
by several reports that Abili was cam-
paigning too close to an election booth
in the lobby of the LSA Building.
. ABILI SAYS the group is
intentionally trying to keep him from
being elected and damaging his
reputation.
Dwight Fontenot, a member of RSG's
election committee, however, says the
group has given Abili a fair chance.
"We bent over backwards to allow
him to represent his case, but he has not

acknowledged (our efforts) at all,"
Fontenot said.
LAST FRIDAY, Graduate student
Jason Lee testified that an election

Judge grants light
penalty to farmowners

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one-third of the fine.
"I respect the court," said John
Kozminski before Joiner issued the sen-
tence, "but I feel in my heart ... that
I'm innocent of the charge that I have
been found guilty of."
The two farmhands, Louis Molitoris,
59, and Robert Fulmer, 57, will each
receive $6,190.80 to compensate them
for lost wages since the men were
removed from the farm at 4768 Peckins
Rd. last August by State Social Service
Department workers. Joiner said the
fine must be paid within six months.
DEFENSE Attorney Ivan Barris said
he was "pleasantly surprised" by the
lighter sentence. Barris who represen-
ted Ike Kozminski, said he expected
Joiner to issue at least a one-year
prison sentence.

But John Kozminski's attorney
Thomas Stringer said he was in a "state
of shock" that his client received the
same sentence as the Kozminskis.
"It seemed to me the judge changed
his mind right there and decided to fine
(John)," said Stringer who was
surrounded by TV cameras and repor-
ters yesterday outside the Federal
Building.
All three Kosminskis also are "being
sued for $13.9 million in a civil suit filed
by relatives of the two farmhands to
recover back wages for the more than
10 years they worked on the farm.
During the two-and-a-half week trial
earlier this year witnesses testified that
the men were held on the farm against
their will, without pay, and forced to
live under unsanitary conditions.

JUDAIC STUDIES PROGRAM
Meeting of Concentrators and Students Considering
a Concentration in Judaic Studies
Information on Courses and Requirements
Discussion of Thesis Topics by Graduating Seniors

Playboy begins campus hunt

Thursday, April 12
3050 Frieze

4 p.m.

(Continued from Page 1)
Marcene Root, a Women's Studies
teaching assistant who protested the
recent Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Con-
test.
"The magazine is used as a forum for
exposing women as a plaything. A
woman's prime value (as portrayed in
Playboy), is what she can provide for
men's pleasure," she said.
SOCIOLOGY Teaching Assistant
Nicki Beisel, who is teaching a class
this summer on gender roles and
sexuality, said the Playboy image rein-
forces the imbalance of power between
the sexes.s
Just because Playgirl Magazine did a

similar feature on men in the Big Ten in
1982, said Beisel, does not mean women
are represented as their equals.
"Men have more power; males are
not raped by females," Biesel said.
"Playboy is constantly reinforcing the
physical threat of rape.
"Playboy is explicitly trying to
degrade women. Men get off on it. It's a
power trip," she said.
The criticism barely fazes Chan. "If I
had a daughter...and she became a cen-
terfold, I'd be proud," he said.
"I would hope they would do a good
job of it like Playboy...when we use the
girl, we use her in good taste: A center-
fold is a piece of artwork," he said.

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Murderer claims 360 killings
DALLAS - Convicted murderer Henry Lucas, already a suspect in 103
slayings nationwide, now claims he has shot, burned, beaten or even
"crucified" about 360 people. But authorities said yesterday they may never
determine the exact number of his victims.
"I don't think the claims will ever be confirmed," Monroe police Sgt.
Danny Miller said. "There's a strong possibility they - Lucas and
sometime companion Ottis Toole - may have committed them, but we're
not able to say 'Yeah, he did it,' and close the book."
In a videotaped statement made Feb. 16 and played Tuesday in the San
Angelo courtroom where he is on trial for capital murder in the 1979 slaying
of an unidentified hitchhiker, Lucas told investigators he believes he has
killed 360 people.
"I'd estimate 60 in Texas but I know there's a lot more," he said in the
interview.
"I killed them most every way but poison. . . . As far as I know, there's no
way I haven't killed them," he said.
He calmly told on the tape how he had shot, stabbed, burned, beat,
strangled, hung and "crucified" his victims, and that some had been
"filleted like fish."
Poland criticizes U.S. sanctions
WARSAW, Poland - The Communist government issued a "white book"
yesterday that renews criticism of U.S. sanctions against Poland and says
strained relations with Washington are not expected to improve soon.
The 270-page book published by the semi-official news agency Interpress
said Western economic sanctions imposed in response to martial law have
cost Poland $12.5 billion.
Among the sanctions is a freeze on credits, which the Polish government
claims blocks the import of products needed by its export industries. Those
industries generate much of Poland's hard currency earnings.
The white book, printed in an edition of 10,000 copies, sold for the
equivalent of $1.60.
"There are no elements to indicate that improvement in U.S.-Polish
relations can be realistically expected within a short period of time," the
book said.
The white book said the sanctions cut Poland's national income by $2.5
billion in 1981-83, but said that $7.1 billion of the damages accrued in 1981,
before the sanctions were imposed.
House approves tax increase
WASHINGTON - The House yesterday approved the key element of the
government's deficit-reduction effort - a $49 billion tax increase affecting
liquor, cigarettes, telephones and businesses.
The bill was passed 318-97, with 223 Democrats and 95 Republicans
supporting it and 31 Democrats and 66 Republicans voting no.
Although it was written by the Democratic-controlled Ways and Means
Committee, it was backed by Republicans, in great part because it does not
tamper with president Reagan's across-the-board tax cut for individuals:
The Reagan administration supports the tax increase, provided it is followed
by legislation to make major cuts in federal spending.
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill hailed the bill as a fair one that "closes tax
loopholes without hurting the average family. It rejects Reagan's 'supply-
side' economics, puts the government on the firm footing of pay-as-you-go,
and cuts the Reagan deficit," said O'Neill, (D-Mass.).
Indian, and Soviets conclude
joint nine-day space mission
MOSCOW - India's first man in space and two Soviet cosmonauts landed
their spaceship yesterday on a snowy field in Soviet central Asia, ending a
nine-day mission that included yoga exercises to test the effects of
weightlessness.
The landing was not televised live. But evening news showed film, shot
from a helicopter, of the Soyuz T-10 capsule slowed by a huge red-and-white
parachute as it descended toward the ground yesterday aftrnoon.
Soyuz T-10 took the space travelers to a rendezvous with three Soviet
cosmonauts aboard the Salyut 7 space station. On Feb. 8, Soyuz T-10 had
taken those three Soviets into orbit to be transferred to Salyut 7.
Tass, the official Soviet news agency, said the space travelers who
returned yesterday - Rakesh Sharma, of India; and the two Soviets, Yuri
Malyshev and Gennadi Strekalovn - were fit and feeling well.
Sharma, smiling broadly, said, "I would like to work in space, but live on
Earth." The evening news showed him and his Soviet colleagues after they
were out of the spacecraft. The cosmonauts, wearing garlands of red and
white carnations, talked to space officials and Soviet reporters.
Chernenko rises to presidency
MOSCOW - A triumphant Konstantin Chernenko became the Soviet
Union's 10th president yesterday, giving him the top three leadership posts
and a stature equal that of his two predecessors.
Chernenko, 72, has been Communist Party secretary general, the most
powerful position in the Soviet Union, since after the Feb. 9 death of leader
Yuri Andropov. He also took over as chairman of the Defense Council.
He smiled broadly, waved and clasped his hands over his head when the
joint session of the 1,500-member Parliament voted to also make him
president.
"Ircertainly realize the great responsibility of the duties and powers
connected with my position," he said in a brief acceptance speech. "We
now, more than ever, need to work to improve the economy and the living

conditions of the Soviet people."
Looking tanned and fit, he pledged to pursue a foreign policy of "constant
activity, firmness, consistency in the search for ways to sensible accords. It
is directed at overcoming international tension, ensuring security, our state
interest in the world arena, and upholding peace throughout the world."
Thursday, April 12, 1984
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