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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVII - No. 10 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, September 23, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

MSA approves
PIRGIM funding
Group won't begin to receive
money until next semester

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By ANDREW MILLS
After months of heated debate, the
Michigan Student Assembly voted
in a meeting last night to approve
funding for PIRGIM.
Pending the ratification of a
contract between MSA and the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, PIRGIM will receive 75
cents from every student beginning
this winter term. Students will be
able to get their money back by
filling out the proper forms when
they register for next semester's
courses.
The assembly passed the motion,,
submitted last week by Treasurer
John Gaber and tabled until last
night, by a vote of 22 to 7 with four
abstentions. By approving this

budget, MSA has freed funds for
other activities funded by the $7.00
student government fee students pay
in their tuition. These organizations
include Student Legal Services, the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union, and
MSA itself.
An amendment to the budget
proposed by LSA representative
George Davis, which would allot
PIRGIM only 20 cents instead of 75
cents, failed in a close vote, as did
other amendments which would have
put PIRGIM's money into an
escrow account until the specifics of
a contract were hammered out.
LSA representative Ed Kraus was
angered that the approval process
took so long. "We should be
apologizing to the student body that

approved the $1.25 allocationor
PIRGIM last spring. It shocks me
that people (members of MSA) that
ran on a pro-PIRGIM ticket
completely reversed their support."
MSA President Ken Weine was
eager to settle this issue at last
night's meeting so the assembly
could get on to other business.
Weine mentioned that aside from
a few proposals from LSA
representative Michael Phillips,
"There's nothing on (the) agenda
from this assembly other than this
budget."
Current and former members of
PIRGIM as well as some assembly
members urged the assembly to
listen to their constituents and
See PIRGIM, Page 3

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Midday nap
LSA Sophomors Michelle Mrsan, top, and LSA Junior Randy Scheid, bottom, take naps yesterday near the
MLB as passersby hurry to class.

Experts:
By LISA POLLAK college st
Second of a two-part series at risk of
University AIDS Education AIDS edt
Coordinator Polly Paulson isn't was one f
disappointed that relatively few stu- health edu
dents attended yesterday's Safer Sex follow if
Awareness Day. One featured lecture exchangin
drew only 80 spectators. Half were ones.
students. "Educ
"That's pretty normal for a vaccine y
student function," Paulson said. "Be- because i
sides, some students don't perceive AIDS cur
themselves as being at risk." said Dr.
Convincing sexually-active School of

Education conquers campus AIDS

udents that they are indeed
AIDS is a goal of campus
ucation. The Safer Sex Day
form of this education. But
ucators agree that more must
f students are to begin
ng risky behaviors for safe
ation is better than any
you're ever going to make
t's risk free. There'll be no
e for a long time to come,"
June Osborn, Dean of the
f Public Health. Her words

have been echoed by educators coast
to coast, and embodied in a 1985
policy statement from the American
College Health Association (ACHA)
that said, "The primary response of
colleges and universities to the AIDS
epidemic must be education."
Paulson plans to follow this trend
further by implementing a residence
hall peer education program in
October - National AIDS Education
Month. Similar programs will
follow "in an attempt to slowly build
a group of students who are interested

in learning safer sex behaviors."
Because the number of intravenous
drug users on campus is small,
Paulson added, University AIDS
education will focus mostly on the
sexual risks of the virus.
Deciding how to educate college
students about AIDS has been a
difficult task for health professionals.
The ACHA has insisted that when
identifying specifically dangerous
sexual behaviors, for example, edu-
cators must use such equally specific

terms as "anal intercourse."
"This does not constitute a n
endorsement of promiscuity or sexual
activity," Paulson said. But at the
July meeting of the University's
Board of Regents, Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor) objected,
saying Safer Sex Day "ought to have
people that speak of morality and
abstinence."
"But UHS is not in the business
of establishing moral codes," re-
sponded Health Service Director Dr.

Caesar Briefer. "People who are
abstinent are not the ones at risk of
AIDS."
Besides using specific termin-
ology, the ACHA advocates peer
education and panel-type discussions
- educational strategies already used
by the University. Paulson followed
ACHA's guidelines in organizing
Safer Sex Awareness Day. Although
ACHA is widely considered a
competent organization, educators
See 'U', Page 5

Crash survivor Cecilia will
live with aunt and uncle

By KEN DINTZER
The aunt and uncle of Cecilia
Cichan - the lone survivor of the
crash of a Northwest Airlines plane
at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last
month- will serve as her legal
guardians when she leaves the
hospital sometime next month, an
Ann Arbor judge decided last week.
Cichan, orphaned by the Aug. 16
crash which killed 156, including her
parents and older brother, was placed
in the care of her mother's younger
sister, Rita Lumpkin, and her
husband Frank, the Lumpkins'

attorney said yesterday. The couple
plan to take the child to their home
in Birmingham, Alabama, when she
is released from the University
Medical Center.
John Paul Curran, attorney for
the Lumpkins, said the entire family
agreed that Cichan should live with
her aunt, who is also Cecilia's
godmother. He added that the court
"has given various members of the
family different jobs." One
grandparent on each side of the
family will look after the $140,000
in donations the child has received

since the accident.
"There's been a terrific strain on
the family, but they're acting as a
unit," said Curran.
Toni Shears, spokesperson for the
medical center, said the Lumpkin's
have announced that while they will
share updates on Cecilia's medical
condition, they will maintain as
much privacy as possible for the
child's sake.
Though Cecilia is still recovering
from injuries sustained in the crash,
Shears said the long term prognosis
See CRASH, Page 5

'Ortega announces plans for
cease-fire with Contra rebels

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - President Daniel could reopen
Ortega said yesterday the government would start a A commu
partial truce and withdraw troops to designated areas to Manuel Espi
open the way to a total cease-fire with U.S.-supported fire" Ortega
I Contra rebels. operations in
"We are working on concrete actions to make in designated
known the first zones where the cease-fire will be
declared," Ortega said. He said the locations of the It said th
designated areas would be announced but did not specify the National
a timetable. the willingn
The leftist government also announced that Radio accept the cc
Catolica, the Roman Catholic Church radio station, the procedur
Conflicting testimonies
muddle assault trial

immediately.
unique read by presidential spokesperson
inoza said to achieve "an effective cease-
had decided to postpone offensive military
part of the country and concentrate troops
areas.
e actions were unilateral and would allow
i Reconciliation Commission "to explore
ess of the counterrevolutionary chiefs to
ease-fire and if this is positive, to arrange
es for carrying it out."

Scout's honor Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
School of Public Health Graduate student Robb Johnson demonstrates how to put on a condom at Safe
Sex Day yesterday. The demonstration took place in the Rackham Auditorium. See story, page 5.

Iranian leader, at U.N.,
blasts U.S. ship attack

By STEVE BLONDER
Witnesses for the defense and the
prosecution gave conflicting accounts
yesterday during the trial of a Uni-
versity student who is accused of
raping a sorority woman.
But an unresolved question of
IL wh~thai. thes nmQutinn hauI vniven all

victim, testified that the woman was
not drunk, and had not made any
attempts to "pick-up" the defendant,
Griffith Neal.
Dr. Dee Fenner, the physician
who examined the woman the day
following the alleged rape, said "the

INSIDE
Support the campaign for rent
stabilization in Ann Arbor.
OPINION, Page 4
Fatal Attraction, starring Glenn
Close and Michael Douglas, is a
fatal concoction:
ARTS, Page 7

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -
Iranian President Ali Khamenei
fumed at the U.S. "arch-Satan"
before the United Nations yesterday
and swore Iran would avenge a U.S.
attack on an Iranian ship in the
Persian Gulf.

for this abominable act," the gray-
bearded cleric said in an hour-and-20
minute speech in Farsi.
Hundreds of angry, dissident
Iranians demonstrated against the
fundamentalist Tehran government
outside the United Nations building,

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