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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 24, 1986

The Michigan Student As-
sembly last night condemned the
demolition of the shanty and the
removal of the "Students of
Objectivism" banner from the
The banner announced a Sept.
11 speech by Peter Schwartz on
"American Nuclear Arms: A
Moral Defense." It had been hung
Aug. 31 and was'removed before
Sept. 4.
The assembly also condemned
the destruction of the shanty and
stated that MSA views the
demolition as "racist, disgusting,
and intolerable to the students at
the University of Michigan."
THE SHANTY was built in
March as a symbol of protest

condems demolition

against the South African system
of apartheid, which sys-
tematically discriminates ag-
ainst blacks.
MSA also urged the University
to protect the shanty by providing
night-time security.
Both resolutions "com-
municate to the administration
student concern about these
issues," said MSA President Kurt
Muenchow. "I support both
resolutions," he said. "They are
In other MSA business, the
assembly revised its election code
to give the Election Board more
power to prohibit unfair election
conduct. "Unfair conduct"
includes destroying campaign
posters, ulitilizing MSA facilities
to conduct campaigns, ant

putting up posters before
submitting them to the election
The changes in MSA election
code are a direct result of last
year's election, which was
characterized by mudslinging
and bitter attacks. "The election
last year acted as an impetus for

change," Muenchow said.
Bruce Belcher, chairman of
Rules and Elections Committee,
said the assembly is just
beginning to recognize the
problems of last year's election.
"We'll be making additional
changes," Belcher said. He
refused to elaborate.

Disillusioned MSA
rep plans to resign


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Daily Classifieds

A Michigan Student Assembly
representatives said yesterday he
will resign because he was
disenchanted with last year's
assembly and because he cannot
make the time commitment
required of the position.
"It's not something that I want
to be part of," said LSA
representative John Fitzgerald, a
junior communication major.
Fitzgerald ran on the Meadow
Party ticket in last year's election
and was "jaded by the campaign
practices" of both main parties.
One campaign poster accused
candidates in the Student Rights
Party of being Marxists..
Fitzgerald said he will
formally resign in the next few

days. His main reason for
stepping down, Fitzgerald said,
was his disenchantment with the
position, but he also has another
Last year Fitzgerald signed a
contract to be a Resident Advisor
in South Quad dormitory, but the
contract was cancelled over the
summer. Fitzgerald took his
present job assuming that he
would resign from MSA.
MSA President Kurt
Muenchow, who ran on the
Meadow Party ticket, said he
knew nothing of Fitzgerald's
plan to resign. According to the
assembly's bylaws, LSA
representatives who resign are
replaced by the LSA Student




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Daniloff crisis will bkmw
over, 'U' experts predict

Since American reporter
Nicholas Daniloff was arrested
by Soviet authorities in late
August, accusations and threats
between the superpowers have
grown increasingly bitter, but
University experts say the uproar
will eventually blow over .
Yesterday, leading American
news executives, angered over
Daniloff's detention and con-
cerned about the higher stakes for
reporters working in the Soviet
Union, demanded to meet with
Soviet officials.
Prof. Roman Szporluk, head of
the Center for Russian and East
European Studies, said the episode
is a "painful crisis," but he added
that he'thinks the two'countries
will learn a lesson from it. "Both.
countries should establish rules of
mutual behavior so that jour-
nalists or any other travelers
should not face such dangers," he
DANILOFF, a reporter for
U.S. News and World Report,
was arrested Aug. 30 and
charged with spying. He was
released 13 days later into the
custody of the U.S. embassy, but
he cannot leave the country.

Some observers say the U.S.'s
arrest of Gennadi Zakarov
sparked the incident. "Both sides
are testing each other," said
Political Science Prof Alfred
Meyer. "It's terrible."
Despite the gravity of the
incident, University experts say
it will not have very serious long-
term effects. Meyer said
relations between the two
countries are about as bad as can
be, but he added that the conflict
will not be long-term.
Meyer said the Daniloff
incident will not have much
impact on long-term superpower
relations even if it results in the
cancellation of planned summit
talks between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev. ' MeyeYr said the
summits are "just media events
designed to get votes."
Political Science Prof. Zvi
Gitelman also feels that this issue
like others in the past will be
forgotten. "Presuming it is
resolved, the long term
implications of this case will not
be very great," he said.

Israeli jets dive bomb Shiite
guerilla bases near Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Israeli jets dive-bombed Palestinian
guerrilla bases in the hills east of Beirut yesterday, setting at least
four targets ablaze, police said.
The raid came one day after Israel massed troops along the
border with Lebanon in an apparent warning to Shiite Moslei
guerrillas to cease their attacks in south Lebanon, near Israel.
The border situation was quiet yesterday.
Syrian President Hafez Assad was quoted as threatening a
"stunning retaliation" if Israel invades Lebanon.
Police said huge clouds of smoke billowed from the bluffs of : L
Bayssour, Keyfoun, Eitat and Shimlan, 12 miles east of Beirut,
after strikes that began at 5:30 p. m. It was the 10th Israeli air raid
in Lebanon this year.
Soviets criticize Reagan
but say summit still possible
UNITED NATIONS-Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze accused President Reagan yesterday of harboring
"evil designs" for a first strike with the Star Wars system, but he
said a "realistic possibility" still exists for a superpower summit.
In an address to the 41st General Assembly, he called President
Reagan's U.N. address Monday "regrettable" and
Shevardnadze mixed conciliation with an attack on U.S.
strategic arms policies.
"Whatever is done to conceal it, the so-called defensive space
shield is being developed for a first strike" with nuclear weapons,
Shevardnadze said.
"Evil designs are being passed for good intentions, and a sword
for a shield," he added.
Judge opens two city parks
DETROIT-A Wayne County Circuit judge struck down a
residents-only ordinance at two Dearborn parks yesterday bu't
upheld the ordinance at 35 other parks in the Detroit suburb.
Judge Marvin Stempien ruled that the ordinance could not be
enforced in the two parks because they were developed with state
funds. State law stipulates that such projects must be open to the.
Yesterday's ruling was only on issues of state law.
"It's a victory for both sides," said William Saxton, attorney for.
the city. "The ordinance was upheld that the other parks were not
in violation of state law. (The judge) treated it like a cancerou
toe. He removed one toe, not the whole foot."
Stempein said he would rule Monday on two constitutional
challenges to the ordinance -one alleging that the ordinance was
racially motivated, and the other alleging that it would result in
blacks being searched and detained illegally in the parks.
Local prices up 1.5 percent
DETROIT-Consumer prices in southeastern Michigan:
increased 1.5 percent last month, the largest one-month increase,
in more than four years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
reported yesterday.
Nationally, prices rose 0.2 percent in August, the bureau said..
The increase in the Detroit index followed two straight months,
of declines and was fueled primarily by increases in the costs of
housing, apparel, and food and beverge.
"One of the things that is happening isthat Detroitis catchig
up," said David Verway, director of Wayne State University's,
Bureau of Business Research, adding that southeastern
Michigan's economy has lagged behind the rest of the country in,
recent months.
He said fierce competition has kept prices low over the last few
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the increase in the
Detroit index in August followed a 0.8 percent drop in July and a
0.2 percent drop in June.
Storms cause more flooding
Thunderstorms that rumbled across southeastern Michigan
and the Saginaw River basin yesterday produced more than 2
inches of rain in some areas, pushing several rivers past flood
stage again, authorities said.
Minor flooding was reported yesterday in low-lying areas of
Saginaw, Gratiot and Clinton counties, the National Weather
Service in Ann Arbor said.
But the levels of most rivers should begin decreasing today with
a drying trend, weather service meteorologist Fred Keyes said.
Meanwhile, federal assistance centers set up to accept claims
from people whose homes, businesses and farms were damaged

during the state's recent flooding are scheduled to open today
throughout central Michigan.
Today, Friday and Saturday should be dry, Keyes said, but
there is a chance of showers tomorrow.
"If we get any rain at all, it shouldn't impact on the rivers
anymore," Keyes said.
"The rivers haven't really had a chance to recede. We need a
couple of dry days to let the rivers get back in the banks. It's very
important that we get it."







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say not
guilty in
drug case
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)-A
couple whose 13-year-old daughter
turned them in for alleged
cocaine abuse pleaded innocent
yesterday to drug possession
charges and sought placement in
a narcotics education program.
Judith and Bobby Dale Young
probably will qualify for the
program, and charges will be
dropped if they complete it, said
Deputy District Attorney James
On Aug. 13, after hearing a
church lecture on the evils of
drugs, their daughter Deanna
went to Tustin police with a trash
bag that police said contained.
$2,800 worth of cocaine plus
marijuana, pills and assorted
Municipal Court Judge Manuel
Ramirez ordered Young, 49, a
bartender and building con-
tractor, and his 37-year-old wife,
who is a U.S. Bankruptcy Court
clerk, to return to court Nov. 6 for
a decision on their request. He
turned the case over to the Orange
County Probation Department for
a recommendation on whether the
couple qualifies for the program.
Mulgrew said the couple appear
to be "statutorily eligible" for the
drug education and rehabilitation
program that would last about a



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