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IMPAC condemns assembly
By MARTHA SEVETSON
Approximately 50 members of a local
political action committee are circulating a
petition condemning the Michigan Student
Assembly's involvement in non-campus issues.
Involved in Michigan Political Action
Committee (IMPAC) Vice Chairperson Sandy
Hauser, an LSA junior, said assembly
resolutions on national and international affairs
are inappropriate because they don't necessarily
reflect the views of the students.
"MSA members don't put their political
affiliations on the ticket," Hauser said. "We
vote on the basis of their stands on campus
According to Hauser, IMPAC's concern over
these resolutions was triggered by an "anti-
Israel" petition circulated at an assembly
meeting last term. Although committee
members realize that the petition was not an
MSA resolution, Hauser said, "We realized that
MSA has the authority to pass resolutions on
international affairs without being accountable
IMPAC members talked with assembly
members and, according to Hauser, were
encouraged to create the petition, which calls
for a ballot referendum to discourage MSA from
involvement in national and international
affairs. If the group collects over 1,000
signatures by Thursday, students will vote on
the proposal in March's election..
IMPAC VICE Chairperson Eddie Mehrfer,
an LSA junior, said 250 signatures have been
collected since the drive began Monday. "I think
we could have 1,,500 by (tonight)," said
Mehrfer. "I think MSA has grossly
misrepresented the students."
MSA President Kurt Muenchow said he
based his campaign last March on the issue of
keeping MSA out of non-University affairs.
"If we're going to be wasting our time and
resources on issues over which we have little or
no effect, such as foreign policy, we're doing
the students a real disservice," Muenchow said.
"I tend to agree with that petition - I'd sign
Other MSA members maintain that the
assembly should discuss national and
international issues. "I don't think I can
delineate between non-campus and campus
affairs," said Bruce Belcher, chairperson of
MSA's Rules and Elections Committee. "I
think anything would affect students."
Belcher cited student protests during the
Vietnam War as proof that student opinions
could have a national impact. "Obviously MSA
by itself isn't going to have a major impact,"
he said. "But if enough student groups get
involved across the country, it does have
According to Hauser, IMPAC agrees with
this view. "My opinion is that MSA should be
promoting all students to get involved
politically," she said, "but not to take it upon
themselves to represent the whole campus
without testing the water to see how people feel
about these things."
Legal services owes MSA
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Concern over MSA's financial Services and chairperson of MSA'
obligations to the legal service Rules and Elections Committee.
grew last November when assembly The audit showed that MS
members believed that MSA may ended the year with $25,529 i
have owed the service $19,000. assets. The general funding accoun
The deht or surplus, which which provides the assembly wit;
fluctuates eachryear, is "usually not money for paper, banners, speaker
of that magnitude," said Bruce and day-to-day activities was cu
Belcher, treasurer of Student Legal from $58,106 to $46,884 last year
for payroll study
(Continued from Pagel2) According to Councilmember
In August 1985, according to the Jeanette Middleton (R-Third Ward)
coalition's statistics, the city this would lead to subjective
employed people in 253 job judgements. "How do you determine
classifications. Of these, 180 were the value of jobs? Who decides?" she
held only by men and 54 only by asked.
women. Only 19 job classsifications Middleton called pay equity"
included employees of both sexes. myth to make everyone feel gooc
N' °In addition, 80 percent of female without figuring out the details of
employees make less than $25,000 a how to compare employees."
year, compared to 38 percent of male She pointed out that the city ha:
employees, already instituted an Affirmativ
"The time has come to study the Action study to evaluate its hirini
'. employment practices of this city. practices.
- Ann Arbor must come into the 20th Also last night, the council tablet
century on this issue," said Helen a resolution urging the city to builda
Associated Press' Gallagher, representing the Ann Arbor low-cost hotel to house homeles
And they're off Human Rights Commission. residents.
Ifdthe study supports these The proposal, which has bee
The two finalists in the America's Cup yachting challenge, Australia's inequities, the city may restructure its opposed by neighborhood residents
"Kockaburra III" (left) and "Stars and Stripes" (right), cross the star- payroll according to the "value" of will be discussed at a public hearin
ting line as the third race of the series begins Sunday. various city job- next Monday.
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Israel studies its Irangate role
JERUSALEM - A parliamentary committee announced yesterday
it will conduct hearings on whether Israel promoted American arms
sales to Iran and had a role in diverting profits to rebels in Nicaragua.
Testimony in a 64-page U.S. Senate report indicated Israel initiated
the U.S. arms sales to Iran and played a role in funneling profits to the
Contras fighting the Nicaraguan government.
The Israeli government on Sunday dnied such findings.
Abba Eban, chairman of the Knesset's Defense and Foreign Affairs
Committee, said he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
asking that the government provide a written explanation of its role in
the arms scandal.
Kidnappers to kill hostages
if U.S. attacks Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Pro-Iranian kidnappers said yesterday they will
kill Americans Terry Anderson and Thomas Sutherland, who have been
hostages since 1985, if the United States makes a military attack on
Lebanon's justice minister said the kidnappers had "arrested" Terry
Waite. The Church of England envoy left his Beirut hotel Jan. 20 to
negotiate for the freedom of the two Americans and other 'foreign
captives in Lebanon.
Another group made the same threat last week against three
American teachers and an Indian faculty member taken from Beirut
University College on June 24. The abductors have said since that they
will kill the four men unless Israel releases 400 prisoners by midnight
Filipinos endorse constitution
MANILA, Philippines - President Corazon Aquino won a decisive
victory yesterday as Filipinos overwhelmingly endorsed her proposed
constitution and another 6 years of her leadership, unofficial returns
Filipinos backed the draft charter by a 4-to-1 margin nationwide,
according to the unofficial count by the private National Movement for
Free Elections. Only in the northern Luzon Island stronghold of former
President Ferdinand Marcos did a majority of voters appear to have
rejected the proposal.
Voters were asked to state "yes" or "no" on whether they supported
ratification of the 20,000- word draft, which sharply reduces the power
of the president, restores a bicameral legislature, bans the military from
political activity except voting and expands human rights guarantees.
Mich. Senator visits S. Africa
WASHINGTON - U.S officials in South Africa yesterday were
f allowed their first visit with an American missionary who has been
detained for six weeks in the black homeland of Transkei. Sen. Carl
s Levin (D-Mich) reported.
e The Rev. Casimir Paulsen, who has been held since Dec. 17, was
visited for a half-hour by deputy U.S. Counsel General Michael Matera,
and found to be in good health, Levin said. A condition of the meeting
d at police headquarters in Butterworth was that there be no discussion of
a the situation in which Paulsen is being detained.
s Transkei officials told Matera that Paulsen, a member of the
Dearborn Heights, Mich.-based Roman Catholic Marianhill order, was
n under investigation for allegedly harboring people suspected of illeg
, activities, but that he wouldn't be allowed to consult an attorney unles
g formal charges are filed, Levin said.
Store ends popcorn giveaway
For those who didn't notice, a revolution swept over Ann Arbor oh
Friday. Marshall's ended its Free Friday Popcorn Giveaway that has been
in existence for almost two years. To get free popcorn, patrons are now
required to make a purchase.
"I guess we decided we were giving away too much popcorn," Bill
Graving, Marshalls' owner, said.
Graving, who also owns Blue Front, explained, "In raw corn we wer'e
going through through at least one 50-pound bag of raw corn, sometimeis
in excess of two 50-pound bags."
Friday's mixed snow and rain kept business down on Friday, so th
reactions of students and Ann Arbor residents is unclear. Fred Harrah, a
LSA sophomore, seemed unfazed by the move: "It's O.K. Now I'll juSt
have to buy three pretzels in order to get my popcorn."
Graving attempted to defend the move, as well as the absence of free
coffee coupons from this term's coupon book: "We haven't raised ou
coffee prices in two and a half years," he said.
But it's still sad to see what might have become an Ann Arbo
tradition destroyed by the pressures of economics.
By Peter Ephross
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"I've always been interested and
fascinated with party activists,"
Eldersveld said. "My interest began
when I was one," he said, speaking
of his experience as Ann Arbor
Mayor from 1957 to 1959. The
most crucial factor of his campaign
was "the tireless work of party
activists," he said.
"It (being mayor) gave me some
very interesting insights," said
Eldersveld in a private interview.
An effective city council needs
energy and strategy development, he
said. Some of the present problems
such as low-cost housing and
effective police and fire departments
are "the same problems that I raised
30 years ago," he said.
During his term as mayor,
Eldersveld was teaching a full load
at the University. "It was
exhausting," he said, describing his
typical weekday dashing from City
Hall to various classrooms.
Eldersveld joined the University
staff in 1946 and was promoted to a
full-professor in 1957.' He headed
the Department of Political Science
from 1964 to1970. During his
years as an instructor, Eldersveld
has taught classes in state and local
politics, European and American
politics, public opinion, political
parties, and comparitive politics.
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National Security Council as a
Soviet affairs expert, Gates is
widely respected on Capitol Hill
and likely will not have difficulty
winning Senate confirmation.
Cynthia Bowers, Georgetown
University Hospital spokeswoman,
said yesterday that Casey "continues
to improve steadily."
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faculty, administrators, and city
officials, Salowitz said.
Although city and University
representatives meet informally
each month, they have not
officially studied the city's role in
off-campus housing since 1965.
That year, University President
Harlan Hatcher's Commission on
Off-Campus Housing urged the
University to provide information
about city services to students
The commission, after 27
meetings, also proposed the
creation of today's Housing Office
to better coordinate housing
For now, fraternities and
sororities may have to endure an
even tighter housing market due to
the council's unanimous vote to
rezone 40 lots in North Burns Park.
The rezoning forbids further group
housing but would not affect the
area's 21 existing fraternties,
sororities, co-operatives, and non-
The council's preliminary
approval will be followed by a
public hearing and final vote March
A member of the Michigan
Student Assembly had urged the
council to reject the rezoning,
citing the current housing shortage.
But Councilmember Jeff Epton (D-
Third Ward), who represents North
Burns Park, argued that rezoning
the three-block area would not
further deplete student housing.
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