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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 34 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday; October 27, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Weine to

fill

MSA

Dow
slide

Jones average

VP post
tonight
By ANDREW MILLS
Michigan Student Assembly
President Ken Weine will nominate
LSA Senior Wendy Sharp tonight to
fill the assembly's number two post,
following last week's resignation of
Vice President Rebecca Felton.
Sharp was recommended especially
for her experience dealing with
University faculty as well as the
assembly. Sharp covered the pro-
ceedings of the assembly in 1986 for
The Daily. Sharp said she has
already met with representatives and
is excited at the prospect of her new
role.
Officials forsee no opposition to
Sharp, who awaits approval by the
assembly. She met with the steering
committee at their weekly meeting
Sunday night and said there was a
"good, positive feeling" among its
members.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial
average suffered its second-largest point loss ever
yesterday, falling 157 points and wiping out most
gains made after last week's staggering 508-point
plunge.
The selling followed a record loss on the prime
Hong Kong exchange, which lost one-third of its value
on the first day of trading in a week. Tokyo, London,
and other foreign markets also had large losses.
Investors appeared to be unmoved by deficit-
reduction talks between President Reagan and
congressional leaders that were called after last week's
market panic.
In Washington, Reagan met for nearly an hour with
congressional leaders. Participants said there was no
discussion of specifics on such subjects as possible tax
increases or spending cuts, but there was an agreement
on the importance of their task.
"It's a slow fade, sinking into the sunset," said
Dennis Jarrett, a technical analyst for the investment
firm of Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Analysts said the market was still reeling from the
history-making plunge Oct. 19, when the Dow
industrials fell a record 508 points. In six days of
seesaw trading, the Dow dropped about 450 points.
The value of all U.S. stocks yesterday fell $203,
billion to $2.23 trillion, or 8.4 percent, a one-day

points
evaporation of wealth exceeded only by the $503
billion drop one week earlier. The Dow average of 30
industrials fell 156.83 points to 1,793.93 yesterday.
"It was panic and it's still to some- degree
continuing," said Morton Brown, research director for
Edward D. Jones & Co., a St. Louis-based brokerage
company that serves small investors in 38 states.
Trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange
continued at a heavy pace. A total of 308.82 million
shares changed hands, which made yesterday the sixth
busiest session on record.
The New York and American stock exchanges, 'the
Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and
the Midwest Stock Exchange announced they would
close two hours early throughout the week, a policy
begun late last week to cope with the heavy trading.
There was violence yesterday when a Florida
investor who reportedly suffered heavy losses in the
market killed one broker and critically wounded another
in their Miami brokerage office. The man then shot and
killed himself, police said.
On a brighter note, the Commerce Department said
that a 0.5 percent drop in consumer spending last
month, the first decline since January, was
accompanied by a 0.7 percent increase in personal
income, the biggest advance since February.

Two pointsDolly Photo by DAVID LUBLINER
Denny Rosenberg of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity participates in a slam
dunk contest sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity yesterday.
Proceeds will go to The American Heart Association.

'U' Council to meet despite internal dissent

By MARTHA SEVETSON
For the first time since dissent
splintered the University Council
last May, students, faculty mem-
bers, and administrators will meet
today to address their task of writ-
ing a code of non-academic conduct.
But most members of the nine-
person panel are not expected to
show up, according to Council Co-
chair David Newblatt. The board
has not met since the majority of
members - none of them students
- passed a resolution declaring

themselves incapable of writing a
satisfactory code.
The gap between student and
administrative views on the code
stretches wider than an inability to
agree who should write a code. The
15-year-old fight centers on the need
for a code, an authorization to
punish students' behavior outside of
the classroom with academic sanc-
tions.
After many failed attempts to
impose behavioral guidelines, Uni-
versity President Harold Shapiro

put the conflict in the hands of the
council three years ago. Shapiro and-
other University officials still
believe the council is the proper
mechanism to create a code.
Last summer, with no concrete
results and a statement from the
student members calling the council
"a facade of democracy" Co-chair
Shaw Livermore to called for the
council's dissolution.
Livermore said the council was
inherently incapable of agreeing
upon a set of guidelines, and' h e

would return only at the direction of
Shapiro or the University's Board
of Regents. Livermore has not re-
ceived feedback from either.
But Council Co-chair David
Newblatt, who reconvened the panel
after four months of inactivity,
insisted the council can write a sat-
isfactory code.
"We were making a lot of head-
way before we put out our state-
ment," said Newblatt, an LSA se-
nior. "That indicates the fact that
we can work together and come to

agreement."
Newblatt said three students
have been appointed to the council,
but he was uncertain how many
faculty members and adminigtrators
would return.
"We'll get as many people as
possible, and we'll see where we
stand," Newblatt said. He plans to
ask the Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs and the
President's Office for new appoint-
ments to fill the shoes of Liver-
more and other council members

Students learn facts
about sexual assault
By ELIZABETH ATKINS
Aggression. Coercion. Sex role stereotypes. Force.
As part of "Acquaintance Rape Day,'" about 35 students learned
about these elements which accompany date rape at a workshop last
night sponsored by the University's Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center.
Two SAPAC volunteers - Marya Mogk, an LSA junior, and
Brian Dietz, a first-year law student - facilitated the workshop which
included a "brainstorm" of facts vs. myths, a lively discussion, and
videotapes of acquaintance rape scenarios.
"Awareness can prevent you from getting into dangerous
situations," Dietz said. Eighty to 90 percent of all rapes are committed
by someone the victim knew.
The facilitators presented the "elements" which are always present
when acquaintance rape occurs: force, sex role stereotypes taken too far,
vulnerability, lack of communication, and social situations.
Mogk said rape is the "sexual expression of aggression" and because
our society encourages aggression in men, sexual assault exists. Dietz
added that society encourages sex role stereotypes which equate
aggressiveness with masculinity and compliance with femininity; these
stereotypes encourage rape.
"Becoming aware of these elements make people analyze
relationships between men and women," Dietz said.
Also, the facilitators presented a "force continuum" chart which,
See TALKS, Page 3

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who refuse to attend.
But SACUA Chair Harris
McClamroch said he is pessimistic
about replacing Livermore and other
faculty representatives.
"SACUA has to make a deci-
sion about whether it is the
personalities involved, in which
case we can find replacements, or
whether there's an underlying,
deeper problem," McClamroch said.
"I've got to do a little bit more
See PANELS Page 2
Human
rights
activist
murdered
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(AP) - Two men with silencer-
equipped handguns killed the pres-
ident of the Salvadoran Human
Rights Commission yesterday as he
left his home to take two of his six
children to school, official sources
said.
As the children stood some dis-
tance away, the assailants shot
Herbert Ernesto Anaya point-blank in
a small parking lot, a police source
said.
There was no immediate claim of
responsibility, but a spokesperson
for the human rights commission
blamed it on rightist death squads
linked to the military.
Anaya's father, Rafael Lopez, told
reporters his son was being watched
by unidentified men and had received
several anonymous death threats
because of his work with t h e
commission.
Anaya was the fourth member of
the commission, an independent
private organization made up of
lawyers and other professionals, to be
assassinated since 1980.

D ry - Doily Photo by DAVIDLUBLNER
Pictured from left to right, Jim Mellin (president of Sigma Chi), Paula Rodriguez, Steve Edmondson, Andrea
Zanotti, and Tony Angelotti attend a non-alcoholic happy hour sponsored by the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The
fraternity served pop and pizza in an effort to promote a campus wide campaign for National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week.

"U' lobbyist warns
of federal financial
aid cutbacks
By DAVID WEBSTER
If the U.S. Congress and President Reagan do not
work out a responsible deficit reduction plan by
November 20, federal student aid for 1988 could fall $1.4
billion below this year's level of $19.5 billion, said
Tom Butts, the University's lobbyist in Washington.
Speaking at a meeting of the Michigan Studeni
Assembly's External Relations Committee last night,
Butts said the most threatening factor to education
funding is an automatic sequester, which is known as the
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings II, which would subject al-
most all education programs to an 8.5 percent cut.
The House of Representatives and the Senate have

Park rangers to
patrol downtown

By STEVE KNOPPER
The downtown area will be
patrolled by three Ann Arbor park
rangers, according to a resolution
passed by City Council, 6-4, in a
special session last night.
Councilmember Kathy Edgren
(D-Fifth Ward) speculated that
Mayor Gerald Jernigan, a
Republican, would veto the passed
ordinance in coming weeks.
The park rangers will patrol Main
St., State St., S. University St., and
the Kerrytown area from 11:30 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. every day until January

that skate-boarders, bicyclists, and
vandals were harassing citizens
downtown, Edgren said.
"I think it's a great idea," said
local merchant Mary Reilly. Since
regular police officers are toe
expensive to be used for this
purpose, she said, the park rangers
will give citizens a "sense of
security" downtown.
Parks and Recreation Department
head Ronald Olsen said the new
program will be a "piece of the pie'
toward solving the downtown
problems. "It's not the solution tc

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INSIDE
The racist attack in the East
Engineering building should be
examined in the context of labor
relations.
OPINION, Page 4
The University Players production
of The Contrast revives the eigh-
teenth century theatrical tradition.

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