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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. I C, No. 41 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, November 3, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

Policy
doesn't
cover
Greeks
BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
The University's anti-discrimina-
tion policy does not include the
Greek system, as two students who
tried to file a complaint against the
Kappa Sigma fraternity discovered
yesterday.
The two students were among a
group of five who were the objects
of allegedly racist remarks during a
party at the fraternity last month.
According to Interim Student
Policy Administrator Cindy Straub,
incidents at fraternities and sororities
are not covered by the harassment
policy because the houses are off-
campus.
"In some respects we're at the
mercy of the fraternity to understand
their problems," Straub said. "The
policy doesn't cover their problems."
Straub and some students favor
extending the range of the policy to
cover fraternities and sororities.
"The Greek system should not be
held exempt," said LSA senior Jen-
nifer Liu, a member of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Asian Student
Coalition. Liu was not one of the
five students involved.
The incident occurred as the five
students were leaving the party and a
man in the doorway said, "Oh, look,
the chinks are leaving. Ah-so," and
proceeded to clasp his hands together
to bow.
The man was identified one fra-
ternity member as "a 40-year-old
friend of an uncle of someone in the
house."
Three of the students returned to
the fraternity later that night and
asked that the map be identified and
apoldgize.
Although fraternity members
looked for him, one student said they
were not persistent enough and said
the house's vice-president called off
the search too quickly. The man was
not found.
The five students, as well as
UMASC, are demanding the frater-
nity write a formal apology for the
incident, but the president of the fra-
ternity contends his house was not at
fault.
See Greeks, Page 3

Likuds

to

form

gov't

in

Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) - Leaders of
the right-wing Likud bloc expressed
confidence they could form a gov-
ernment and began coalition talks
yesterday with the four ultra-Ortho-
dox religious parties that will decide
who will govern the nation.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's
Likud and its allies won 46 of the
120 seats in Tuesday's election and
Labor and sympathetic left-wing par-
ties won 49 seats. Either major party
could form a government with sup-
port from the religous factions,
which won a total of 18 seats.
Although Likud generally is more
sympathetic to the Orthodox view,
one of the main religious parties said
a coalition remained possible with
Labor and Foriegn Minister Shimon
Peres.
Demands by the religious parties
include strict rules on observing the
Sabbath and changes in the policy
that extends automatic citizenship to
all Jews, including converts.
Yossi Ahimer, spokesperson for
Shamir, said religious leaders told the
prime minister, "Likud has natural
sympathy to religious demands and

all would prefer a coalition
Likud over Labor."

wvith

After meeting with Peres, how-
ever, spokesperson Moshe Peretzof
the Torah Guardians Party said: "We
feel that all options are open. We
don't rule out talks with any party.
The conditions are that they come to
terms with our requirements."
Most religious legislators are
closer to Shamir's viewpoint on the
Palestinian issue. Shamir vows to
keep all occupied territories, which
some Orthodox consider part of bib-
lical Israel, but Peres has expressed
willingness to exchange some terri
tory for peace.
Other demands by the Orthodox,
whose political clout is greater thai
their numbers, make both parties
uneasy.£
Arab nations saw the apparent
victory of right-wing parties as a
setback for peace, but Egypt said
yesterday it will continue seeking a
path to stability in the Middle East.
Plo leader Yasser Arafat said the
election result "makes no difference"
and the Palestinian uprising in Is-
rael's occupied territories would con-
tinue.

KAREN HANDELMAN/Daily
Ypsilanti resident Rob Kidd plays with Jeckle and Hyde, dogs at the Humane Society of.
Huron Valley dogs yesterday. The Humane Society, on Cherry Hill Road, receives an aver-
age of 200 animals each week, and almost half are adopted for new homes.

Student court

clears MSA party

BY FRAN OBEID
The Election Court of the Michigan
Student Assembly's Central Student Judiciary
ruled unanimously yesterday that advertising
to form a political party through the use of
media is not in violation of the assembly's
election code.
The case was brought to the judiciary by
MSA Election Director Vicki Tolces after an
ad appeared in the Daily on Oct. 14 and 17.
The ad, which encouraged students to join a
party for the upcoming MSA elections, read,
"Want to run for MSA? Want to change it?
Are you a moderate?"

Although the ad did not contain the name
of a party, a $10 fine was levied against its
contact person, Karen Libertiny, a member of
the Centerpoint party for campaigning before
the designated 14-day election period.
Elections take place on Nov. 15 and 16.
Libertiny maintains that before she placed
the ad she asked two MSA election officials if
it would violate the assembly's election code,
which was not published until the 17th.
"They both said that they weren't sure about
the rules but they didn't think that it would be
a problem." Tolces denied talking with
Libertiny about this issue and MSA Rules and

Election Committee Chair Jeff Gauthier said
he told Libertiny that he was not sure if the
rule applied to the ad.
After the ad appeared, Libertiny was
notified she was going to be fined for
violating the election rule 14.60, which states
that campaigning can not begin until 5 p.m.,
14 days before the election.
Yet Libertiny said she was not
campaigning for her party. "To be
'campaigning' one has to have a party, a
platform, and issues. We weren't a registered
party, we were forming a party - I was never
informed until after the ad appeared."

But Tolces said ignorance, under the
election rules, is not a defense. "I feel no bias
to any party... it is the responsibility of MSA
to inform people of the election, not a party."
A mass meeting that is not endorsing a
candidate, is not in violation of the election
rule that sets a time period on campaigning,
explained John Sotiroff, Chief Justice of the
Central Student Judiciary Election Court.
The other major parties, have not had
problems with the election rules, according to
representatives at an election meeting. Official
campaigning for the fall election starts today.

Living with AIDS: A patient
reveals the daily struggles-

BY VICTORIA BAUER
Their faces are solemn, their voices are
low. They are nervous, but willing to dis-
cuss what it is like to be young and
plagued with a life-threatening disease.
It is the first time that any of the
members of FRIENDS, the local support
group for people with AIDS, have agreed
to be interviewed.
Only three men have shown up on this
night, though usually there are 10 at their
weekly meeting.
They all agree that FRIENDS is like
no other AIDS support group they have
joined. It is intimate and comforting, like
family. It is run only by its members -
people with AIDS - rather than profes-
sionals.
They also agree that its strength and
tenacity comes from its founder and presi-
dent, Rick Hayner.

Hayner sits at his desk across the room
from the men being interviewed. He
smokes a cigarette and carefully listens and
watches as the men are questioned. He is
ready to jump in if they need him. He is
their protector and their mentor.
Hayner started the support group in
1986, eight months after he was diagnosed
as having AIDS.
Typically, members of the group sit in
a circle and discuss anything that is on
their minds - anything from drug treat-
ments to disability checks to death.
He says he formed the group to help
others because of the lack of resources
available for people with AIDS in the
community. He never wants anyone else
to suffer alone like he did.
Currently 1,200 people in Washtenaw
County are estimated to be HIV positive
testers. FRIENDS has contact with over

100 people.
Since its first meeting, FRIENDS has
given Hayner strength and a purpose for
living - it is the force that sustains him.
"FRIENDS is his whole world. The
only time I see him happy is when the
group is doing well," says Linda Tytar, a
friend of Hayner's for the past 10 years.
Hayner's voice sounds tired as he talks
candidly about himself.
"I'm not going to be leaving any chil-
dren behind, and I want to be remembered
for something. I want to feel like I've
done something to contribute to society,"
he says.
His words are a bit slurred, a result of
Bell's Palsy, an AIDS related neurological
disorder that temporarily paralyzed the
muscles on the left half of his face. He
takes deep breaths in between drags from
See Hayner, Page 2

ALEXANDRA BREZ/Daily'
Rick Hayner, the founder of FRIENDS, explains how AZT - the
anti-viral medication for AIDS patients - works.

Soviets give rights
to Jewish citizens

INSIDE
Stop the insensitive use of Native
American culture.
See Opinion, Page 4
Jesus Christ Superstar:enough
energy and great music to raise the
dd A PSa 7

Student court nixes MSA ruling

MOSCOW (AP) - Teaching
Hebrew, once punished in the Soviet
Union as a crime, will now be al-
lowed, an official of the World Jew-
ish Congress said yesterday.
Soviet Jews will now be able to

Gorbachev to eliminate rancorous is-
sues that have historically hampered
relations with the West, especially in
the field of human rights.
As part of that effort, 1975 Nobel
Peace laureate Andrei Sakharov is

BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
The Central Student Judiciary - a recently-revived
student court - overturned a Michigan Student
Assembly resolution last night that rescinded recognition
of the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, because the
group had been denied its due process by MSA.
"At this point, the judiciary decided that the rulings
by MSA did not give CCF their due process, and is
therefore giving a court order to overturn the MSA

Organizing Committee member Mike Peterson filed a
motion with the judicial board to put a restraining order
on the fellowship until after a trial. CSJ unanimously
approved the motion, which prohibits the fellowship
from using MSA amplifying equipment until after the
trial.
"I wish that Cornerstone was not a student
organization right now, and I regret that this happened
becauise of a technicalitv." Peterson sid-"Blut I'm glad

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