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By JERRY MARKON
The Residence Halls Association last night ap-
proved a modified version of a committee proposal
for mandatory fines for vandalism in dormitories,
despite opposition from some group members and
The proposal, which was originally drafted by LSA
sophomore James Marchant, also calls for a system
of rewards to persons who provide information
leading to the arrest of vandals.
IN HIS REVISED proposal, Marchant added the
qualifying phrase that the RHA "wished to make it
known that this proposal is merely a prototype of a
system we would like to see eventually enacted."
The final proposal also asked the housing division
- which will review the entire package - to establish
a committee with RHA to study the problem of van- U
dalim in dorms. d
Marchant said "it's time to start addressing the
problem of vandalism in dormitories and stopping be
it." He called the proposal "a plea for action to u
BUT HOUSING Program Director Marvin Parnes, p
who was present at the RHA meeting, said he is "per-
sonally opposed to the issue of fines."
"There's little problem with a system of rewards, tr
but fines are another matter. It's my concern that f
RHA doesn't propose a system that's not legally en- P
forceable," Parnes said.I
Outgoing RHA President Mark Hegadus said he is of
"uncomfortable suggesting fines without some form a1
of determining guilt. It doesn't seem fair to me." it?
HEGADUS proposed that RHA begin working with wi
niversity Council and other legal organizations to
etermine the legality of the fine system.
LSA freshman Lewis Smith, another RHA. mem-
er, said he "didn't think it's really appropriate for
s to include our own system of fines." He added that
e thought RHA should work with housing before im-
osing such a system.
"We must aproach the issue of fines with ex-
eme caution," said Will Halverson, chairman of the
fire alarm committee" which submitted the
roposal to the entire RHA.
LSA freshman Mike Ross summarized the attitude
many RHA members: "Why not start by proposing
lot of guidelines to housing, and then let them trim
? Let's continue to worry about the issue and work
ith the University Council on the fine business."
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
U.S. supports Sudanese rulers
KHARTOUM, Sudan-The United States, in its first concrete show of sup-.
port for Sudan's new military rulers, offered a $40 million grant to help ease
critical fuel shortages on the African nation, the Sudan News Agency said
The report came as the Sudan's military junta began its first full working,
day with a meeting on the mechanics of an eventual return to civilian rule.
In Tripoli Libyan leader Col. Moammar Khadafy declared yesterday that.
"Sudan is ours" and warned President Reagan against US. interference ii
the north African nation or "his nose will be cut."
In a clear reference to the United States, Khadafy also warned that if out-,
side powers interfered in internal Arab affairs, "We will have to carry the
battle to the very heartland of those who are interfering."
The U.S. aid offer came as rebel leader John Garang threatened to cut off
oil and water supplies from mainly Christian southern Sudan unless the jun-
ta resigns within seven days and returns power to a civilian administration.
Bursley constitution change aimed to fight apathy
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unofficial vote in early February in
which the Board decided, eight to two,
not to press criminal charges against
former vice president Rick Blalock. He
is accused of embezzling almost $2,500
from the dorm's funds. At the time of
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the vote, seven out of the ten Board
members were also members of the
Bursley Family. Blalock is also a
member of the Family.
Roger Fisher, a BOG governor, said
the charge was "unfair and unwarran-
ted. I voted on behalf of BOG as a BOG
official - at a BOG meeting, we are all
GOVERNOR Joyce Taylor agreed,
saying "the decision reached by the
Board had nothing to do with the
Nina Riley, secretary of the Board,
said she voted not to prosecute because
she thought the Family would be con-
nected with Blalock and "me per-
sonally" and "I didn't need the bad
However, the Board later voted to ask
the city's assistant prosecutor to press
criminal charges against Blalock in an
11 to 0 decision.
The Board decided to re-vote on the
basis of new information. The Board
found that it would be difficult to get the
dorm's money back if they tried to
press civil charges against Blalock.
"It is mainly due to the apathy that
one group has been able to sit in and get
a lot of control, said Bursley resident
Matthew DeDona, a junior in electrical
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Gorbachev meets U.S. delegates
MOSCOW-Mikhail Gorbachev spent nearly four hours with an American
congressional delegation yesterday, twice the usual time allotted, and said it
was time U.S.-Soviet relations emerged from a dangerous "ice age."
The time has come for talking the Soviet leader said, and one of the*4
Americans predicted he would be a "very formidable adversary" in a sum-
mit with President Reagan.
Members of the first U.S. delegation to meet Gorbachev since the funeral
of Constantin Chernenko, whom he replaced March 11, said they brought the:
new leader a letter from Reagan. They would not discuss its contents.
The Congressmen said Gorbachev reaffirmed his'interest in a summit, but
did not say when it might be possible.
On Sunday, Gorbachev said the Soviet Union was freezing deployment of
medium range nuclear missiles in Europe until November. The White
House said that was public relations.
1U s may double infertility rsk
BOSTON-Using an intrauterine device for birth control seems to double°
the risk of infertility, and 88,000 U.S. couples may be unable to have children.
because of damage from IUDs, new research finds.
The authors of two major studies being published today recommend that
women who have never had children should not have these devices inserted
but should choose some other form of contraception.
The two reports agreed that plastic IUDs are the most dangerous, while
the more widely used copper-covered IUDs are less likely to cause infer-
tility. One study found that the copper devises were linked with a somewhat
higher risk, while the other could find no significant increase. t
Earlier studies have shown that women who use IUDs face a higher than
usual risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. This infection can damage the
Fallopian tubes and cause infertility. The new studies, however, are the first
to show a direct link between IUDs and infertility.
Dr. Daniel Cramer of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston added,
however, "This does not mean that infertility will be caused in all women
who use IUDs. It certainly does not mean that all tubal infertility is caused
by the IUD."
Iraq threatens Iran with use of
new hihl develope' weapons
IRAQ yesterday threatened to use "new highly developed" weapons to
repel any new Iranian offensive in tfie 41,:-year-old Persian Gulf war as Iran
repeated charges that the Iraqis are using chemical weapons and vowed to
"show them our power."
An Iraqi military spokesman said Iraqi warplanes carried out missions
against Iranian military positions on the southern battle front yesterday as
Iranian artillery bombarded the southern Iraqi port of Basra.
Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency said Iraq used "toxic
chemicals"- delivered by rocket and artillery shells-against Iranian for-
ces on the southern front for the third straight day.
Cambodia rebel awaits U.S. aid
WASHINGTON-The leader of a non-communist Cambodian rebel group,
after meeting with Secretary of State George Shultz, said yesterday he is
very optimistic about receiving an increase in U.S. asistance.
Son Sann, a former prime minister, gave no details of the meeting.
But earlier, State Department deputy spokesman Edward Djerejian in-
dicated that any aid increase to the rebels would be limited to economic
assistance for the time being.
Djerejian said the administration is convinced the resistance forces do not
need U.S. weapons now "but we do not think it is wise to forgo having
flexibility on this point should circumstances change."
In addition to Son Sann, head of the Khmer People's National Liberation
Front, Shultz met with Prince Norodom Ranariddh, supreme commander
of the Sihanoukist National Army and son of former Cambodian head of state
Prince Norodom Sihanouk.
Son Sann told reporters Shultz had not promised him all he had asked for
but that he was nonetheless pleased.
"You can't have 100 percent of what what you want. If you have 60 or 70
percent of what you wish, that's a good thing.. . I am very optimistic," Sann
said, adding that he was unable to give details about his request because that
would provide valuable information to Vietnamese forces which are oc-
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