The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 9, 1988 Page 3
Nations disagree over
ways to reach democracy
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Sorority to prosecute pranksters
By VERA SONGWE
Members of Gamma Phi Beta
sorority yesterday decided to press
charges against the four men who
raided their sorority house in
November, taking action on the
complaint they had filed Monday.
The sorority members said
Wednesday they thought the men
who awakened them by running
naked through their house were fra-
ternity members, but the police did
not confirm this.
"We have not substantiated that it
was a fraternity; we do not know
who it is yet," said Ann Arbor Po-
lice Detective Michael Schrubring.
But he said the investigation is un-
derway, and the women at the house
must identify the suspects.
Dorice Kupper, the house director
for Gamma Phi Beta, said she was
disturbed by the police officers' atti-
tude. Kupper added that "the officer
tried to discourage the girls from fil-
ing charges, saying (the charges
would) be on their record for the rest
of their lives and may keep them
(the men) from getting jobs."
Mike Bishop, an LSA senior and
president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity, shared his concern, saying
"I don't think they need this on their
But Bishop, who heads the cam-
pus' largest fraternity, said it "seems
like Greek pranks are getting out of
proportion." He said that Gamma
Phi Beta's response has reinforced
the line between innocent pranks and
Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, whose
members were suspected of commit-
ting the prank, is working with the
police and Gamma Phi Beta to
negotiate a reconciliation, said house
president Allan Greenstein, an Engi-
neering junior. His fraternity plans
to submit an apology to the soror-
ity, he said.
Bill McArtor, president of the In-
terFraternity Council, which governs
the campus' 39 fraternities, said he
found the behavior "particularly of-
fensive and unfortunate."
"Women are tired of this sort of
thing happening," he said.
The Greek Activity Review Panel
has not discussed the issue, but if
they do, the punishment of the per-
petrators could range from a "formal
apology to suspension from the
IFC," McArtor said.
McArtor said he had been getting
mixed reactions from other IFC
members: "Some felt it was offen-
sive, and others felt it was being
blown out of proportion."
Many students said they consider
the act irresponsible, although none
felt it was intentionally harmful.
Jennifer Naiburg, an LSA junior
and president of Alpha Epsilon Phi
said, "I don't think it was done with
any mal-intent." But she said such
an act is "irresponsible and could be
interpreted as offensive."
Schrubring said fraternities
generally "have so-called 'panty raids
in the nude' but they just run
through the hallways." But charges
are rarely filed, he added.
No campus fraternities or sorori-
ties would admit that their members
have committed or witnessed similar
Court ruling favors Gelman Sci.
BY ED KRACHMER
WITH WIRE REPORTS
The state Department of Natural Resources will
be found in contempt of court if the agency does
not explain the way in which it ranks waste sites,
a circuit court judge has ruled.
Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Patrick
Conlin issued the order Wednesday during a hear-
ing prompted by Gelman Sciences' challenge of
its DNR ranking as the 19th worst toxic polluter
in the state.
The DNR cited Gelman in October after traces
of dioxane - a solvent suspected of causing can-
cer - were detected in private wells near the
company's plant located west of Ann Arbor in
"Gelman's main objection is that the DNR is
acting without any rules or standards and without
allowing any serious public input in the process,"
said David Fink, an attorney representing the
Conlin set a timetable Wednesday that requires
the agency to establish and publicize rules by Feb.
1. Failure to comply with his order, Conlin
warned, would result in the filing of contempt
charges against the DNR.
"We really just want to see some standards,"
The industrial filter manufacturing firm also
sought a court order restraining the DNR from
further clean-up activities under the Michigan En-
vironmental Response Act until a system of rules
for site identification is established. Conlin denied
Gelman is also involved in two other lawsuits,
neither of which will come to trial until at least
late 1989, involving Gelman's alleged ground-
In one, the state DNR is suing Gelman for re-
imbursement from a 1986 re-routing of the city
water supply near the Gelman plant, necessitated
by toxin leakage for which the firm is allegedly
responsible. Gelman has reimbursed the state for
the majority of the costs, but contests its respon-
sibility for the remainder of the cost.
By KRISTIN HOFFMAN
They all believe in the principles
of democracy. But some representa-
tives from Third World nations,
meeting at the conclusion of a week-
long University conference, split
with developed nations over the
most effective means for achieving
Members of Third World nations
such as India and the Philippines es-
poused the creation of an interna-
tional Citizens Action Network, a
coalition of local citizen groups to
protect democracy within their own
nations and around the world.
But members from more devel-
oped nations such as Canada, the
United Kingdom, and Australia sup-
ported a continuing dialogue between
democratic nations through govern-
The two sides were adamant in
their views. While trying to keep an
open mind and a cordial tone, the
developing nations championed a
grass roots movement; the larger,
more powerful nations made a plea
for an intergovernmental association
made up of eminent leaders. Though
participants tried to be diplomatic in
their differences, they did show
skepticism and criticism of each
other's proposals throughout the
meetings during the All-Democracies
Conference on North Campus.
Representatives from Israel and
the Philippines said they strongly
supported the citizen movement, and
believed the association of govern-
ments '- similar to forums already
in existence - to be'a waste of
But John Wheeldon, a former
Australian senator and current jour-
nalist, said that meetings between
democratic governments would be
the most effective method for
spreading and strengthening democ-
racy around the world.
Christian Monsod of the Philip-
pines said that established democra-
cies would place emphasis on inter-
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Dorice Kupper, the Gamma Phi Beta house director, was incorrectly
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