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Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, January 31, 1985
By ERIC MATTSON
The University Council yesterday
agreed to try a new approach to for-
mulating a code for non-academic con-
Instead of trying to develop a code
that would cover all safety problems on
campus, the council will discuss exac-
tly what those problems are and
possible alternative solutions to them.
THE PROBLEMS include assault,
property damage, arson, theft, and
According to members of the council,
past councils ran into problems in
writing a code because they tried to ad-
ess too many issues at one time.
Under the new plan, the council will
address problems with violence and
problems with petty crimes separately.
STUDENT leaders have fought to get
the council to start from scratch in
revising the code, while faculty mem-
bers and administrators suggested that
the council treat old versions of the
code as working drafts.
According to student representative
aughn Alliton, the council has to "un-
derstand our problems before we start
talking about our remedies."
At next Wednesday's meeting, the
council will discuss the problem of
Violence on campus and what the
University's role shold be in dealing
SOME STUDENTS have argued
that violent crimes should be handled
through the criminal justice system in-
stead of through the University.
But Virginia Nordby, exectuve
bssistant to the president, argued at
yesterday's meeting that an internal
system would help keep dangerous
students out of the University pending
trial. Council members had asked Nor-
dby to attend the meeting because she
has served previously on the Council.
Nordby cited a case in which an un-
stable student caused a disturbance
during a midterm exam, but was
released and allowed back in . the
Plassroom because the University had
no way to keep him out.
See 'U', Page 2
By JERRY MARKON
The Union's University Club Bar is under investigation once again by the state's
Liquor Control Commission for possible violations of its liquor license, according
to commission officials.
This time the U-Club is being investigated for possibly breaking liquor laws by
publicizing Labatt's beer along with the U-Club as sponsors of the "World's
Largest Nacho Platter" in-newspaper advertisements and flyers hung around
campus last November, said Jim Marohnic, an area supervisor for the Liquor Con-
trol Commission (LCC).
THIS INVESTIGATION is the third time the U-Club has been probed by the
Liquor Control Commission since last summer. The bar has violated its license
twice by selling liquor to patrons who were not U-Club members.
The current investigation surrounds an advertisement which listed the U-Club as
the place of a Nacho eating event, and featured the Union logo along with Labatt's
Marohnic quoted the LCC's book of liquor rules: "The name of a retail licensee
shall not appear in the advertising of a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages."
HE SAID an advertisement
for the U-Club's event, which JOIN US AT THE U-CLUB SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17.1984
mentions Labatt's as a .spon-
sor, could also be considered ,iioEsc -
an advertisement for the beer
The investigation will
determine whether this adver-
tisement was an adver -
tisement for Labatt's. The in- ACHO PL . TER
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vestigation was prompted PLACE: U-CLUB. UTICKETS: $2
when the LCC received a copy TIME: I HIGAN UNIOT
of the ad anonymously, accor-
ding to Walter Keak, deputy
director of the commission's Adrertisement
licensing and enforcement ... prompts investigation
Officials of Labatt's San Diego office declined to comment on the ad.
BUT MAROHNIC said "yes, it's advertising for Labatt's. The Labatt's name is
advertising, and it's also advertising for the U-Club."
Marohnic said the U-Club could be cited on a second violation if the investigation
discovers that Labatt's and the bar entered into the advertisement jointly - an
illegal arrangement known as "cooperative advertising."
Labatt's donated 50 t-shirts to the Nacho Platter eating event, said Sherry
Letavis, the University Activities Center vice president for publicity.
SHE SAID "Labatt's sponsored us, we wanted to give them credit" by putting
the company's name on the advertisement.
"Whenever anybody sponsors an event we always put their logo on our posters,"
she said. 'If you do something for years without getting in trouble, you assume
See STATE, Page 3
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
South Quad residents cope with strange yellow rain while waiting for dinner.
URINALS LEAK THROUGH CEILING
Beware of drips in Quad
By SEAN JACKSON
Things were a bit wet and stinky in
the main lobby of South Quad yesterday
after the pipeline from the third floor
urinals sprung a leak.
Sections of the lobby were taped off so
that students, on their way to dinner in
the dorm's cafeteria, could avoid the
pools of water.
BUILDING maintenance officials
were called about the leaking pipe, desk
worker Nancy Koch said, and the
repairmen will probably begin to fix the
problem today. Koch did not know what
caused, the leakage. Maintenance of-
ficials could not be reached for com-
No damage to the third floor
bathrooms was reported.
Housekeepers mopped up the mess
before they left for the day and set out
buckets to catch the dripping water, but
by 5 p.m. new puddles had already for-
med on the floor.
A sign stuch onto the taping around
the sectioned-off area said: "What you
smell is what it is! Watch the drips!"
STUDENTS passing through were
left rather confused, but did not seem
upset with the smelly mess.
"I have no idea what it is,' said
Bruce Irving, a sophomore in the
engineering college, who after stum-
bling through the lobby with a befud-
died look said "I'll just hold my breath
and bear it."
After learning what was dripping,
Kara Swanson, an LSA sophomore said,
"I'm glad you told me . . . you just
ruined my dinner.".
BUT, SHE added, "it doesn't smell
worse than the food they serve here."
After a rash of fire alarms last fall,
some students said a drippy ceiling was
not out of the ordinary.
"It's typical of the Quad, you expect
things like that to happen. It always
smells like sweatsocks anyway," said
one resident, who asked not to be
For students waiting in line to enter
the cafeteria, the aroma did little to in-
spire a ravenous appetite.
"It's pretty disgusting and it doesn't
really help my appetite," said Jessica
Durrie, a LSA freshperson.
MSA requests minority report
By MARLA GOLD
The Michigan Student Assembly Tuesday night
unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Univer-
sity's executive officers for withholding a report on the status
of minority students.
The 150-page document, written by Niara Sudarkasa,
associate vice president for academic affairs, analyzes
recruitment, retention, and-financial aid levels for minority
students on campus. The report, the first of three studies on
various concerns of minority students, was originally planned
to be made public last November.
EXECUTIVE officers are keeping silent on why release of
the report has been stalled. -According to MSA President
Scott Page, the report was initially completed Nov. 2 and
turned over to the executive officers for approval.
The report included recommendations for improving
recruitment and retention of minority students, Sudarkasa
said recently. But she declined to say whether the executive
officers had endorsed or rejected those recommendations.
Rather, she said sections of the report are still incomplete-
and that she does not want to release the completed portions
separately. She refused to comment on any aspects of the
SUDARKASA is out of town and unavailable for comment
Sudarkasa last week told the Council of Minority Concerns,
a panel of minority administrators, that she still "needs
more facts and figures" before the report can be completed,
according to council chairman Ron Aramaki.
According to Roderick Linzie, MSA's minority researcher,.
the student assembly has repeatedly been denied copies of
the report. MSA members have been allowed to read the
report, but said they would not comment until it is made public.
See MSA, Page 2
Shapiro denies Daily compromise
By ERIC MATTSON
University President Harold Shapiro
yesterday denied The Michigan Daily's
request that he promise to appoint the
Daily's first choice to the next opening
See Editorial, Page 4
on the Board for Student Publications.
Shapiro said he could not guarantee
the appointment of Urban Lehner,
bureau chief of The Wall Street Jour-
nal in Detroit, because the next opening
on the board will not occur until May.
SHAPIRO said that appointing
Lehner to the board is "not technically
possible" because it would "fill a
vacancy when none exists."
The Daily said Lehner's appointment
would rectify a mistake made by the
administration in the selection of the
newest member of the board.
The president of the University is
responsible for appointing three
professional journalists and the board's
faculty chairman to the board,
while the Michigan Student Assembly
appoints the three student members
and the faculty Senate Assembly ap-
points the other three members.
THE DAILY contended that Shapiro
violated a regental bylaw last Decem-
ber when he appointed Frederick
Currier, chairman and chief executive
officer of Market Opinion Research in
Detroit, to fill a spot on the board
vacated by a member who resigned last
According to the bylaw, Shapiro is
supposed to appoint members from a
See SHAPIRO, Page 3
Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Swing your partner
Allison Pines and Mark Shervin sashay across the Diag in an improvised square dance yesterday. The two LSA
sophomores find that dancing in the open air can be good clean fun.
Frosty the snowman
SPARTANBURG, S.C. FAMILY tired of waiting
for snow brought a truckload of it from the North
decided we would just bring some back with us," Glover
said. The family moved to Spartanburg from the North
Carolina mountains two years ago, and since they've been
here, the winters have been cold but virtually without snow.
"We love the snow, and we've been missing it since we've
been here," she said.
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porters. "I own a TV station," said Johnson, who leases his
airtime from the cable network. "I can go on anytime I
want and talk to the people." Johnson said that makes his
grassroots connections stronger than the "society politics"
of the incumbent, Lionel Wilson, and another opponent for
the job, City Councilman Wilson Biles. He says he will
waste no time debating them. Instead, he'll do his talking
between music videos. "Being a promotions specialist," he
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the first time he got home from a trip to Seattle it was late
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started to turn them off," he said. "But after about half an
hour I only had about a third of them off."
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