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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 5, 1988- Page 3

Six show
at MSA
The Michigan Student Assembly
-the body that represents all
University undergraduates- hoped
to improve their contact with
students by hosting an open house
last night.
But their message reached only
six students.
Roger Fischer, an LSA senior,
arrived at the meeting early,
expressing concern that the assembly
chambers, a room that seats about
75 people, would be too small for
the open house.
But Fischer had nothing to worry
about - only five other non-MSA
members showed up. Fischer
described himself as "active" in
campus activities, citing his
position as chair of a Committee for
Campus Unity, but said he never
worked on an MSA committee be-
cause he "heard its hard to get things
moving through MSA channels."
He attended the meeting to find
out the current goals and plans of the
MSA leaders.
Maria Rachmiel, an MSA
representative and a senior in the
Music School, said she spent hours
hanging posters advertising the open
house at the Music School, but the
only music student that showed up
was her boyfriend.
Assembly members may have
been disappointed with the turn-out,
but said they were not discouraged.
They also cited the fact that this was
'their first winter term open house
and was held too close to mid-terms.
"At the MSA mass meeting last
fall about 70 people showed up and
only one or two students got
involved. Only a few students
showed up tonight but maybe just as
many will get involved," said Sarah
Riordan, LSA sophomore and MSA
"We'd like to see more people
come but with a small group we can
get personal," said MSA President
Ken Weine, an LSA senior.
MSA representatives spoke
informally about the goals of MSA.
Committee chairs like those of the
Women's Issues and Minority
Affairs Committees outlined their
objectives and accomplishments, and
encouraged new members to join
their groups.
Engineering representative Dan
Tobocman, an engineering junior,
complained about MSA's image,
"Engineers feel hostility (in MSA)
and drop out quickly. Engineers
don't really feel a part of MSA."
Tobocman added that there's a move
to reconcile the differences between
:the Engineering Council and the

Dole accuses Bush of


attacking his integrity

By The Associated Press
Republican Bob Dole confronted
chief opponent George Bush yester-
day, accusing the vice president of a
campaign designed "to impugn my
integrity" and demanding to know if
Bush authorized an aide's harsh
The two met face-to-face on the
Senate floor in a moment orches-
trated by Dole following escalating
tensions between their two presiden-
tial campaigns.
ENJOYING the GOP brawl,
Democrat Bruce Babbit ridiculed
Dole from afar for leaving his vision
of the future "locked in a blind
Locked in their own tight race in
Iowa, the Democratic presidential
candidates crowed over Wednesday's
narrow House defeat of aid to the
Nicaraguan rebels.
Republican candidate Pat Robert-

son looked to score a victory in
Hawaii's rescheduled GOP caucuses
and straw vote last night. The Bush
and Dole campaigns acknowledged
that Robertson, who nearly doubled
GOP membership in that state since
December, had the numbers to win.
DOLE and Bush tangled from
afar in Iowa over Bush state
chairperson George Wittgraf's
written statement released the day
before which accused Dole of "a
history of mean-spiritedness" as well
as "cronyism" in helping a former
aide win a government contract.
Dole, the Republican leader of the
Senate, handed the vice president a
copy of the statement by Bush's
Iowa chairperson.
"I wanted the vice president to tell
me man-to-man that he had autho-
rized it," Dole said. "He said he had
authorized it but hadn't read it. So I

handed him a copy."
B U S H, the president of t,e
Senate, was presiding during a
procedural vote on aid to (h e
Nicaraguan Contras.
Bush and Dole both broke eff
campaigning four days before Iowa's
crucial caucuses to return to Wash-
ington where Senate Republic'ans
hoped to breathe life back into Pres-
ident Reagan's Contra aid proposal.
"I know a Bush set-up when Isee
it and this is a Bush-league opera-
tions, trying to impugn my in-
tegrity," Dole said.
"I told him he owed Elizabeth an
apology ... If I were going to make
a very personal attack on a candidate
and his wife, I would want to read it
and not let some state chairperson
issue it and say later, 'Well I'm on
the high road, I haven't read it binI
authorized it," he said.

Doily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
A driver blatantly ignores a tow away zone marker, and parks illegally
behind West Quad. The city of Ann Arbor writes 1200 parking tickets per
yCity depends on
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(Continuedfrom Page i)
every year. A number, which h e
says, "obviously doesn't reflect theI
number(of students who have cars at
"PARKING was set up
originally for staff and faculty - and,
there just isn't enough land to make
room for student parking," said
The parking crunch aroundr

considers himself "pretty lucky"
since he's only gotten two tickets
this year. But, he said, "I never drive
to class because it's too hard to find
a place to park."
Peter Binkow, an LSA senior,
once got a ticket while he went into
the store to get change for the meter.
"They obviously go out of their way
to make it hard to park so they can
make money off the tickets, said

'Parking in Ann Arbor is a pain in the ass.'
- LSA senior Peter Binkow
campus is compounded by the lack Binkow. "Parking in Ann Arbor is a
of spaces in the city, which only pain in the ass."
maintains 5,000 or 6,000 spots, said But Scott said city officials are
Mike Scott, manager of Ann Arbor aware of the problem and that there
Parking Systems. "The State Street is "talk of a possibility of a new
area is the worst place for parking, structure on South Ashley behind
followed closely by South Main and Klines." The city also opened a 837-
South University." space structure on Main street last
As reflected by Perrin's case, the November.
lack of parking spaces often leads to Valenta also explained that the
tickets. The city writes 1200 tickets city needs the revenue from parking
per day, and most are at meters tickets, which go into a general fund
around campus, said Jim Valenta, that is divided among different city
director of the city's transportation departments. "It's important to write
department. tickets because not enough money is
MIKE Shaw, an LSA junior, made off the meters," Valenta said.

The pressures and stress of a big
depression, loneliness, and substanc
students. This weekend, Mary Markle
will host a symposium on how to h
the problems they may confront at the
"We want people to spend a weeke
themselves, and how to feel better at
said LSA junior Rosalie Toubes, Ma
visor and committee member. "There
ing with problems that occur."
THE SYMPOSIUM, entitled"
will kick off tonight with a speech 1
Klein at 6 p.m. in the School of Publi
rium. Mary of her more than 20 bo
Mom, the Wolfman, and Me, and
about people going through transition
a committee member and resident adv
rate rises
Although statewide unemploy-
ment figures rose .9 percent last De-
cember, the Ann Arbor area still has
the lowest unemployment rate of all
of the state's labor markets, the
Michigan Employment Security
Commission reported last week.
Ann Arbor also had the smallest
unemployment increase, rising 0.2
percent from 3.5 to 3.7 percent over
the month.
City Councilmember Dave De-
Varti (D-Fourth Ward) said the un-
employment figures are not unusual.
"While the rest of the state has been
dependent on the auto industry, the
University provides a climate of
more jobs for Ann Arbor," he said.
But DeVarti stressed that the city
is not free from employment prob-
lems. He said small businesses and
fast-food restaurants are having trou-
ble getting workers for low-wage
jobs because of the spiraling cost of
"As rents are going up so
quickly, there aren't many people
who can afford to live in Ann Arbor
at such a low wage," he said.
-By David Schwartz

rorum to address
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GMAN "She writes on how to find the strength within
school can cause yourself to deal with your problems," added Soni.
ce abuse among On Saturday, 16 open workshops ranging from dk-
,y Residence Hall pression and suicide to massage will be held at 10
elp students face a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. The workshops are c4-
- University. signed to promote overall mental and physical health,
-nd thinking about said first-year medical student Erica Kirsch, a resident
the University," advisor at Markley and committe member.
rkley resident ad- - "MANY STUDENTS feel they have a lot:of
are ways of cop- problems among themselves, but which are really i'i-
significant in the big picture. We want to show people
"Focus on You," they can deal with their own problems," she said T1he
by author Norma program also focuses on helping friends identify prdb-
ic Health audito- lems among those close to them.
oks - including A recreational program will also be held at the C -
Sunshine - are tral Campus Recreation Building from 10:30 p.m.Jo
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Confectioner obtains needed capital

DETROIT (AP) - Fred Sanders
-Inc. will be able to operate through
Easter with the help of a letter of
credit from two Detroit investors
who want to buy the troubled com-
pany, a court-appointed trustee said
"Two investors put up a
$300,000 letter of credit that will
allow me to save Sander," trustee
Jay Alix said after a hearing sched-
uled by U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Judge George Brody when Sanders
failed to meet its payroll on Wed-

Alix said he will be able to bor-
row more from Sanders' chief credi-
tor, pay employees today, and begin
making Easter candy rather than lay
off employees after the confectioner's
Valentine's Day rush.
The letter of credit came from
Joseph Alam, a Detroit accountant,
and Michael Vogel, Bloomfield bus-
inessperson, who have been among
several people and groups expressing
interest in the company, Alix said.
Chicago businessperson Louis

Tenore made public a plan Tuesday
to buy Sanders and offer the chief
creditor, Heller Financial Corp. of
Chicago, a $150,000 letter of credit.
Heller said his offer contained too
many conditions.
When all offers are compiled they
will be reviewed by Alix and pre-
sented in bankruptcy court.
Alam and Vogel's letter of credit
will help them, Alix said. "I am
giving them a little bit of a favored
For example, he arranged to let
Vogel join Sanders immediately as
director of operations, and agreed that
Alam and Vogel's. offer to buy will
be entered first.
Sanders owes Heller about $3
million. Alix said it will now be
able to extend its credit with Heller
to about $3.4 million.

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