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In Weekend NigaZ:'U's new policy, deputies make speaking your
_______ mind a risky business " 'Last Temptation of Christ'
Ninety-nine years of editorial/freedom
Vol. IC, No. 7 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 16, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Doily

in effect
for 'M'
If there had been oddsmakers way
back when, Goliath would have been
100 to 1 over David.
And now the oddsmakers are
saying Miami will beat Michigan by
a touchdown, or more. Some even
predict a rout. Miami, the number
one team in the nation, looks very
much like a Goliath and few
commentators or armchair experts
give the Wolverines much of a
chance of beating them Saturday
(3:30 kickoff time at Michigan
Can Michigan pull off an upset?
"It's not an insurmountable task,"
said Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler earlier in the week.
IN 1984 Miami came in as the
consensus number one team and fell
to Michigan, 22-14. "We're hoping
that history repeats itself," said
Michigan's All-American defensive
tackle, Mark Messner.
Clearly, though, the Miami
program is further along now than it
was then. Coach Jimmy Johnson's
Hurricanes are the defending national
champions and their 13 wins in a
row is the longest streak in college
football. More startling are Miami's
33 straight regular season victories
and 19 straight road victories. Their
last loss on the road was against
This year was supposed to be
something of a rebuilding year for
Miami. Johnson will tell you,
though, that the 'Canes don't
rebuild, they "retool", since there are
always players ready to step in.
Miami surprised everybody by
dominating Florida State, the
previous number one, 31-0, in both
team's season opener.
But even with the lopsided score,
Johnson saw faults in his team. "I
don't feel that Florida State played
that well against us," said Johnson.
See Miami, Page 13





Rackham Graduate student Todd Shaw address a crowd at a rally against
the protest policy, outside the Regents' Plaza yesterday.
Protesters rally
0 0

The University's Board of Re-
gents originally planned to raise in-
state tuition by 12 percent in July.
But after today those plans may
change significantly.
Instead, the regents may honor a
request from Gov. James Blanchard,
who urged all Michigan colleges last
month to keep in-state tuition in-
creases below 10 percent.
The regents will vote today on
Interim Vice President for Academic
Affairs Robert Holbrook's recom-
mendation to raise in-state tuition
only 7.5 percent, while keeping the
increase for out-of-state and graduate
students at 12 percent.
BUT there is one catch, accord-
ing to the new plan. For next year,
each student - residents and non-
residents - will have to pay an
additional $30 in registration fees,
yet the overall tuition figure will not
reflect this number.
In other words, students will be
paying the same amount under this
proposal as they would have under
the July plan. But now, more money
per in-state undergraduate will be
charged as "fees," and less as
So if the regents accept Hol-
brook's plan, they will balance the
budget, while keeping within Blan-
chard's boundaries for in-state tuition
"This proposal is not as good as
(the 12 percent overall increase),"
Holbrook said, adding that the re-
gents will probably be concerned
that Blanchard's office has too much
influence over the University's fi-
nancial affairs.,
THE NEW PLAN has drawn
criticism from many areas. Some
say the regents should have ignored
Blanchard's influence in order to
maintain the University's autonomy

from the state, and others say the
high registration fee merely dis-
guises the true cost of attending the
Social Work Prof. William Bird-
sall, who chaired the Budget Priori-
ties Committee when it recom-
mended the 12 percent overall in-
crease, said the original plan was
better. "I'm very concerned. I don't
know if I could use the word
'appalled,' but I am concerned," he
said. "The Governor is practically
blackmailing us out of our autbn-
Under the Michigan Constitution;
state colleges and universities are
See Tuition, Page 11
The good- news for University
graduate student teaching assistants
is that they don't have to pay tu-
ition; their contract, signed in April
1987, gives them full tuition
waivers for the first time this fall.
But the bad news - that the fed-
eral government since January has
required GSAs to pay taxes on the
tuition they don't pay - is a dire
problem for students who could see
an average take-home monthly pay
of $560 drop $100 to $200, said
Don Demetriades, Graduate
See GEO, Page 2

About 150 University students, staff and Ann Arbor
citizens rallied yesterday against a set of new
University rules limiting the range of student activism
on campus, promising future militant action to force
the repeal of the policies.
After a one hour demonstration at Regents' Plaza,
the protesters packed the public comments session of
the University's Board of Regents' monthly meeting.
Several of the demonstrators addressed the board.
In July the regents voted to suspend the University
Council, a body of students, faculty and administrators
which had to approve any university-wide rules of con-
duct. In addition, they gave the county sheriff the au-
thority to deputize two campus security officers and
ratified a protest policy that, restricts protest of campus
events beyond "undue interference."
THE PROTESTERS said the new policies fur-

ther limit the free speech of political activists, who,
they add, rarely get media attention for their views. Yet
the policies insulate public figures and organizations,
who repeatedly are in the news, from resistance when
they come to campus, the demonstrators said.
"What's at stake is not the first amendment rights of
the CIA and the FBI, but the University's power to set
the agenda," said Law school student Dave Bachman, a
National Lawyers Guild member. The CIA recruited
twice on campus last year, and the FBI plans to recruit
here later this month.
Judy Levy, bargaining chair for American Federation
of State, County, and Municiple Employees, said Uni-
versity employees have been harassed in the past for
filing complaints and that the deputization may
intimidate workers from speaking out.
See Rally, page 2

to pack
Diag in
The Diag is known to be a boil-
ing pot of activity. This is espe-
cially true today, when Festifall
1988 takes place with about 140
campus organizations converging on
the Diag to promote their groups.
Brad Borland, organizational con-
sultant at the Student Organization
and Development Center (SODC),
said campus organizations will set
up 170 tables, including political,
religious, academic, social, special
interest, and ethnic groups.
Four to five thousand students are
anticipated to be in the Diag for
Festifall, Borland said.
The purpose of Festifall is to in-
form students about the vast range of
organizations and activities available
this year. Each organization will
have a display table and several rep-
resentatives to answer questions.
Amnesty International is one of
the organizations that will be pre-
se'nt- Amnesty is relatively newj to

Reagan denies

Responds to accusations
Opinion questions deputization of
public safety officers
See Opinion, Page 4
RockArt Posters are art that will
rock you to the care
See Arts, Page 8

President Reagan said Thursday there
;s "no truth" to a suggestion that he
was inattentive to his duties during
the Iran-Contra crisis. The White
House denied that any serious
thought was given to removing him
from office by constitutional means.
"It's total nonsense," said White
House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater.
"It speaks more to the state of mind
of some of the staff here than it does
about the president."
Fitzwater was referring to White
House aides who were interviewed in
1987 by James Cannon, a longtime
associate of Howard Baker. The
interview took place on the weekend
Baker replaced Donald Regan as
White House chief of staff.
In a new book by two newspaper
reporters, Cannon is quoted as saying
that after interviewing 15 to 20
White House aides, he wrote a memo
to Baker that began: "Consider the
possibility that section four of the
25th Amendment might be applied."
The 25th Amendment, added to
the Constitution in 1967, provides
that the president may be removed if
the vice president and a majority of

Many aides
President was
and had lost
his job.

talked to "not all but most said in
one way or another that the president
was inattentive, that he had lost
interest in his job."
"There's nothing to this," said
Fitzwater. "This is fiction by staff
people who for their own reasons
chose to say this. It was dismissed
immediately by those who heard it.
It was never taken seriously."
Cannon also said he concluded
after seeing Reagan that there was no
reason to invoke the amendment and
said he assumed the aides were
motivated by loyalty to Regan, who
had been removed by the president
and replaced with Baker.

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