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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 132 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, April 14, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

step up
forces in
Soviet Union, on the verge of sign-
ing an agreement calling for the
withdrawal of its forces from
Afghanistan, sent 15,000 more
troops plus armored vehicles into
that country yesterday.
The troops were sent across the
border within the past week, said
U.S. intelligence sources who have
been monitoring the fighting and
wished to remain anonymous.
At the same time as the Soviet
troops were dispatched, the sources
said, Soviet armored units already in
Afghanistan moved south from the
capital city of Kabul to relieve the
beleaguered city of Gardez.
These units consisted of an unde-
termined number of soldiers and 420
vehicles, including T-72 tanks, ar-
mored personnel carriers and mobile
rocket launches.
The increased activity was reported
the day before the Soviets were ex-
pected to sign as guarantors of a
United Nations agreement on the
withdrawal of the Red Army from
U.S. intelligence analysts were
divided as to why the Soviets sent
the 15,000 additional soldiers to
Afghanistan. Some suggested they
were sending in more elite combat
units to replace engineers in their
occupation force, estimated to total
Other analysts, in the administra-
tion and on Capitol Hill, fear the
Soviets will heavily fortify the area
around, Kabul and the northern
provinces, adjacent to the Soviet
Union, where Afghanistan's rich
natural gas fields are located.
Under the withdrawal agreement,
the Soviets are supposed to pull out
50 percent of their troops within 90
days, and U.S. analysts believe the
Red Army will pull back from ex-
posed positions and concentrate in
Kabul and around the northern city of
The advancing column of troops
is expected to attack stockpiles of
guerrilla armaments, analysts said.

CBN Board reinstates


The Campus Broadcasting
Network's Board of Directors decided
last night to reinstate a disc jockey
suspended for playing a controversial
song on WCBN last December.
But Interim University President
Robben Fleming, in an interview
before last night's board meeting,
said he may consider taking the
University's funding from CBN and
putting it into something else, like
aid for the handicapped, when the
budget is discussed this June.
Fleming said CBN was created
because the University's professional
radio station, WUOM, did not give
students a chance for training. But
over the years, he said, students have
asked for trained professionals to
work at the station. Since WUOM is
already run by professionals, h e

Fleming considers
cutting CBN funds

asked, "Why do we want two? Other
universities have cut stations."
"We're trying to weigh
alternatives," Fleming said. "How
important is it? It's not really the
question of should it be an alternative
voice, but should it be financed?"
After presstime last night, CBN's
board discussed a letter sent by Vice
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson to General Manager Paul
LaZebnik, an LSA senior. In the
letter, Johnson told LaZebnik that he
was considering hiring a professional
general manager for the station.

Many student leaders have
interpreted Johnson's letter as an
attempt to control student behavior,
although Johnson has not made any
formal decisions.
Yesterday, Johnson said, "The
administration is trying to find ways
to insure a student-focused station
can survive."
The Michigan Student Assembly
passed a resolution Tuesday saying
that students must run WCBN and
demanded that the administration not
interfere with the station.
Board members voted 6-2 to

reinstate non-student DJ Chris Daley,
who aired a song called "Run,
Nigger, Run." The decision followed
nearly three hours of community
debate in the jam-packed Student
Activities Building Board room.
Rackham graduate student Valecia
Phillips, who spoke against Daley's
reinstatement, said, "I no longer
respect CBN because of the
decision," saying it represented
"institutional racism. It's a strong
affront to the University
But most of the Board members
said Daley should be reinstated
because he apologized for the
incident. "Chris has met our
demands. He's a dedicated member of
the station. Why should we oppress
him?" asked Board member Dave
See CBN, Page 2

'The effect was inflam-
matory, even though the
intent was not.'
- Jeanne Gilliland,
CBN board member

Senate- may
up college
funds 23
Special to the Daily
LANSING - A key State Senate subcommittee
will recommend a 2.3 percent increase in funding for
the state's 15 universities - more than double the
governor's proposed 1 percent increase in state funding
for higher education.
Sen. William Sederburg (R-East Lansing), who
chairs the Senate subcommittee on higher education,
announced yesterday that he will recommend an in-
crease of about $25.5 million over last year's
appropriation of approximately $1.1 billion. In Jan-
uary, Governor James Blanchard proposed a 1 percent
or nearly $11.1 million increase in the allocation.
The universities collectively had: asked for an in-
crease of 4 percent in the state appropriation.
"If we had 4 percent," Sederburg said, "the universi-
ties would tell us they need 6 percent. No matter what
the level of funding is, the need is (always) far greater."
Kevin Riper, the deputy director for budget in the
governor's Department of Management and Budget re-
sponded, "In the context of an overall'tight budget, a 1
percent increase as recommended in January is appro-
"The administration is sticking to the targets set in
January because those are needed to keep the overall
budget in balance," he said.
That recommendation will go to the full Senate ap-
propriations committee later this month. Once it
passes the Senate, the higher education recommenda-
tion - which is but one part of the overall state bud-
get - will go to the House subcommittee on higher
education sometime in May. The House, then, will de-
velop its own proposal, which will have to be recon-
ciled with the Senate's.
Although details will not become available until
this afternoon, Sederburg said the recommendation
would not include funding for any new initiatives re-
quested by the universities.
Sederburg made the announcement at a joint meet-
ing of his subcommittee and the Senate committee on
Education and Mental Health yesterday during the
Michigan Collegiate Coalition's student lobby day.
Members of the MCC, a lobbying group comprised of
student representatives from all the state's universities,
testified before the committees, giving their views on
appropriations, financial aid, and legislation affecting
universities and students.
Students from the MCC demanded more state fund-
ing of universities, increased financial aid, and a revised
system for dividing state tuition assistance funds
among the individual schools. Currently, financial aid
monies are distributed in the same proportion as overall
state funding to the institutions, which incorporates
tuition and fees as the only student costs. The MCC
would like the model changed to include costs of hous-
ing, books, community costs, and child care.

M ock wedding Daily Photo by DAVID LUBLNER
LSA senior Mary Leichliter fights off her "husband," engineering senior Mike Lutomski, during a Sexual Assault Preven-
tion and Awareness Center demonstration yesterday on the Diag. The mock wedding was designed to show that men
dominate marriages by forcing their wives into sex.

Regents to vote on final code proposal today

The final revisions to a University
policy on discriminatory acts will be
made today, when the Board of Regents
evaluates the public suggestions that the
Affirmative Action Office has incorpo-
rated into the proposal.
Last month the regents approved the
policy, which will punish students for
incidents of racism or sexual harassment,
but requested that Fleming solicit more
community input before today's meeting.
The policy will go into effect May 1.
Regent Veronica Smith (R-Grosse Ile),
who voted against the policy last month
because she said it was "a form of
censorship" and contained little student
input, said she expected the revisions to
pass today despite her opposition.
But student groups who demanded
more time to discuss the policy at the re-
gents' meeting last month have not made
any written suggestions since then, an

administration source said Monday. The
few comments submitted have come from
faculty members and Ann Arbor residents,
the source said.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said
more people did not comment because
they were satisfied with the policy -
"except for the ones directly at odds with
the whole concept. Maybe people decided
it's not such a bad document," he said.
But Michigan Student Assembly
President Mike Phillips, an LSA junior,
said MSA has not commented because it
does not support this policy in any form.
"MSA already made its comments a
long time ago," he said, referring to an
alternative proposal the assembly released
in February. The proposal did not include
administrative sanctions. "I don't see any
reason to fiddle-faddle around with the
policy... I'm not recognizing the policy
as legitimate."

Virginia Nordby, director of the Affir-
mative Action Office, said the revisions
reflect students' comments made at the
public comments session last month. The
Black Law Student Alliance for example,
submitted a detailed critique of the policy
before the regents discussed it.
The regents will consider these revi-
sions, among others:
-eliminating the Living at Michigan
Credo as a definition of violations in
University housing and substituting
guidelines outlined in the lease;
-specifying the Michigan Review, in
addition to the Daily, as an example of a
public forum; and
-adding false accusations as an example
of restricted behavior.
The policy, originally drafted by In-
terim University President Robben
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.. . presents final proposal

Minority reports show disappointments,

The University's achievements in areas
such as minority student retention have been
disappointing, despite increases in minority
and women enrollment during the past year,
according to two reports to be presented at to-
day's Board of Regents meeting.
The reports, issued by the University Af-
firmative Action Office, showed the Univer-
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ity Affairs Charles Moody urged more inten-
sive recruitment efforts, noting that it would
take the University 46 years to reach 10 per-
cent Black enrollment at the present rate.
"The University cannot afford to wait 46
years for equity of access," wrote Moody.

University Affirmative Action Director
Virginia Nordby, who will present the reports,
said that while the statistics contain "good
news and bad news," they compare favorably
with those at other American universities.
"Michigan, in terms of numbers, is way

out in front (in minority representation) of our
peer institutions," said Nordby, citing a 1986
Brown University study that showed the Uni-
versity leading several Ivy League and other
selected universities in minority faculty.
But she added, "it doesn't mean we're
happy (with the results of minority recruit-
ment)... the numbers are still vanishingly
While the University now has its highest

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