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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 113 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 18, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

Fleming, students




Board to vote on
code' proposal today

-Associated Press
As a flock of birds takes to flight in the background, soldiers of the seventh Infantry and Rapid Deployment Force from Fort Ord near
Monterey, Calif., line up beneath the wing of a C-141 as they board the transport jet at Travis Air Force base near Fairfield, Calif., yester-
day morning for a flight to Honduras.
U.S. troops arrive i Honduras

For perhaps for the last time be-
fore the University's Board of Re-
gents votes on Interim University
President Robben Fleming's anti-
harassment proposal, members of
the University community reaf-
firmed their positions on academic
sanctions yesterday.
Fleming, representatives from the
faculty senate, and leaders of minor-
ity student groups told the regents
that such a policy is necessary to
combat racist behavior on campus.
Other groups, however, including
the Michigan Student Assembly,
criticized the proposal, saying it was
an illegitimate code of non-academic
conduct drafted without student in-
The regents will vote- today on
the proposal, which could impose
academic sanctions on students con-
victed of racial or sexual harassment.
Fleming released the proposal two
weeks ago, revised from an earlier
draft released in January.
Students appeared divided in their
opinion of Feming's policy. Sec-
ond-year law student Kermit Brooks,
a member of the Black Law Student
Alliance, said he endorsed Fleming's
proposal because "a strong, articulate
proposal is needed to eradicate dis-
crimination at This-University."
Members of IALSA, the Black
Student Union, and the United
Coalition Against Racism, expressed
general support of Fleming's docu-
ment, but requested that some spe-
cific procedures be changed.
But MSA members said that if
the regents accept Fleming's pro-
posal, they will be ignoring student
input. Student Rights Committee
Vice Chair Robert Bell said that
MSA-run surveys have reflected
strong student opposition to the
code. In the last three days, he said,
MSA has collected nearly 1,500
signatures against Fleming's pro-
But MSA and UCAR officials
have asked the regents to delay the
decision so they and other student
groups can draft their own proposals.
"We are coming up with an alterna-
tive proposal, and that takes time,"

'We are coming up with
an alternative proposal,
and that takes time,'
- MSA President Ken

said MSA President Ken Weine:
Fleming asked for comments on the
revised draft by last Monday, which
left little time for comment on fur-
ther revisions before today's meot-
ing, Weine said.
Fleming, however, told the re-
gents, "I note that everybody else
had time. People did, in fact, turnin
proposals, and they were, in fact,
Regents Philip Power (D-Ann
Arbor) and Neil Nielsen (R-
Brighton) said yesterday that they
have not decided if they would sup-
port delaying the vote.
Fleming's proposal, with revi-
sions released yesterday, would set

Honduras (AP) -- Planeloads of
U.S. soldiers began arriving here
yesterday in a show of strength
ordered by President Reagan to
counter what he called an invasion
by Nicaraguan forces.
Two battalions from the
renowned 82nd Airborne Division
of Fort Bragg, N.C. and two
battalions from the 7th Light
Infantry Division of Fort Ord,
Calif. were combined into a task
force of 3000 troops.
A Honduran official said his
government had given the
Sandinistas 24 hours to get out.
President Daniel Ortega of
Nicaragua responded that his army
was "ready to combat and liquidate,
the famous forces of the 82nd

Airborne Division."
Maj. Gen. Carl Stiner,
commander of the 82nd Airborne,
said he knew of no plan to have
U.S. troops enter into the battle
between the Sandinistas and the
"We have not been told to do
so," he said before leaving Fort
Bragg. He said the force was
capable of that, if needed.
The American troops were to
engage in joint exercises with the
Stiner also said there was no
plan to use the troops if more
trouble broke out in nearby
The American forces began
streaming into Palmerola at 10:15
a.m. as part of what the Pentagon

called operation code-named
"Golden Pheasant." carried by the
26 military transport planes.
The C-141s landed in the
intense heat at 30-minute intervals

at this air base, headquarters of
U.S. military operations in
Honduras, 40 miles northwest of

Local groups protest
U.S. troops in Honduras

As 3200 U.S. troops traveled to
Honduras, over 100 people gathered
outside of Ann Arbor's Federal
Building to protest President Ronald
Reagan's deployment of American
forces to Central America.
"We are pushing for an end to the
war as opposed to continuing it,
which is what the U.S. is doing by

sending troops to Honduras," said
Phillis Engelbert, a member of the
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee and Natural Resources graduate
The protesters carried signs with
slogans including "Contras Kill
Kids", "Support Justice and Peace -
See PROTEST, Page 5

Regents to revea
The University's Board of Regents held a closed
meeting yesterday to finish discussing whom they
would name to replace retiring Athletic Director Don
Interim University President Robben Fleming said a
public announcement would be made during today's
meeting of the regents.
Fleming and the regents both declined to comment
any further as to who would be named.
An unconfirmed report from North Carolina said
that Fleming had negotiated with North Carolina Ath-
letic Director John Swofford about the job during the
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament last
weekend. Fleming would not comment.

new AD today
SWOFFORD WAS unavailable for comment,
but has repeatedly said he "has not pursued and am not
pursuing another position."
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) said he would not
be surprised if Fleming and Swofford talked over the
weekend, but declined to speculate as to what the two
would have discussed.
An alumnus who has been in touch with several re-
gents, and other alumni said yesterday that St. Louis
advertising executive Clayton Wilhite was offered the
athletic director job, but had turned it down. Wilhite is
a former Michigan football player who reportedly was
one of the three finalists for the athletic director posi-
tion. He is out of town until Monday and is unavail-
See SWOFFORD, Page 9

up a hearing panel of four students
ada faculty member to judge' stu-
dent harassment complaints and ap-
ply sanctions. Cases could be ap-
pealed to another panel of one stu-
dent and one faculty member, chosen
randomly from a list of eligible stu-
dents and faculty.
If a student is found guilty, the
panel could choose a sanction, rang-
ing from a formal reprimand to sus-
pension or expulsion, depending on
the charge.
In a statement released yesterday,
MSA's Steering Committee said any
anti-harassment policy must apply
to staff, faculty, and students alike,
and enforcement be controlled by
students and workers. It must also be
approved by students in a referendum
vote, the statement said.
MSA Student Rights Committee
chair Mike Phillips criticized Flem-
See PROPOSAL, Page 3
De-wins MTV
c ontest
Local band The Difference won
this week's finals of the MTV-Ener-
gizer Rock 'n' Roll Challenge, cei-
minating a search for the nation's
best college band.
As the winners of the event, The
Difference will receive $5,000 cash,
a spot on MTV, and a $5,000
scholarship to be given to a
University department of their
. Four bands who had advanced
from regional competitions held
throughout the United States com-
peted in the challenge, held in Day-
tona Florida. The Difference per-
formed three original songs,
"Welcome Lonely One," "Take It
On" and "I Need Lnve"

Victory separates M-en
from 'the Boiose,' 63-58

Special to the Daily
ond half of an NCAA tournament
game is no time to go on vacation.
Michigan learned that lesson last
night. It squandered an 18-point lead

had the ball and a chance to tie. But
Brian King missed a long three-point
"We wanted King to shoot it, but
we just weren't in the best position
at the time," said Boise State head
coach Bobby Dye.

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