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Flower Power




Board debate continues

Rob Brown: not just another walk-on

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 65 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, December 7, 1989





.at rust
by Britt Isaly
Daily Staff Writer
Fraternity rush may never be the
Fraternities on campus will no
longer be serving alcohol during
rush activities, after a decision made
last night by members of the Inter-
fraternity Council.
Twenty-three of the fraternities
voted for the amendment; eleven op-
posed the measure.
The Interfraternity Council - a
governing body of the University's
38 fraternities - votes on fraternal
policies for events such as rush and
Greek Week. Several national frater-
nity headquarters have pushed for dry
rush for insurance liability reasons.
"Fraternities did this to protect
themselves," said IFC Public Rela-
tions chair Marcel Bonnewit. "We



had no pressures from the universi-
ties, just from our nationals."
Fraternities may be held legally
responsible for any alcohol-related
accidents involving rushces who
have been served alcohol at rush
functions. In addition, fraternities
.may be persecuted for serving alco-
hol to underage rushces.
Many of the fraternities on cam-
pus already belong to the Fraternity
Insurance Purchasing Group (FIPG),
which has a blanket risk manage-
ment policy prohibiting hazing, al-
cohol, drugs, and sexual abuse. It is
this insurance policy which has
caused most national fraternities to
do away with a "wet rush."
"It is time that we have realized
that dry rush is here." said Patrick
Woodman, President of the IFC and

member of Theta Chi fraternity,
pointing out that "21 houses on the
campus either belong to the FIPG or
abide by their rules."
The amendment states that "all
rush activities between 4:00 p.m. on
Sunday through 11:59 p.m. on
Thursday during the week of rush
will be conducted without alcohol."
Rush activities only take place be-
tween these times.
Many IFC representatives, how-
ever, questioned how such an
amendment would be enforced within
each fraternity. The creation of a
Greek Activities Review Panel
(GARP) was included in the amend-
ment to handle any reported com-
plaints of fraternities who get out of
hand during rush. January 21 is the
first date for winter rush this year.

Half ton
of TNT
kilS 35
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -
A truck bomb containing half a ton
of dynamite exploded outside secret
police headquarters during the morn-
ing rush hour yesterday, killing at
least 35 people and wounding hun-
The bomb, presumably the work
of drug gangs, was the most power-
ful to strike the capital since
Colombia's cocaine traffickers be-
gan a wave of terror after the gov-
ernment declared war on them 16
weeks ago.
A spokesman for President Vir-
gilio Barco said the bombing might
be the start of a new campaign of
mass killings by the drug traffick-
ers, but that the government would
fight on.
The blast, which tore open a
crater 20 feet deep and destroyed or
heavily damaged a score of build-
ings, occurred less than 24 hours
after government investigators said
a bomb caused the crash of a
Colombian jetliner last month that
killed 107 people.
A statement from the so-called
Extraditables delivered to newspa-
pers and radio stations in Medellin,
base of the most powerful drug car-
tel, said: "We will stop the war
only when the Senate understands
the people must be our judge."
The reference was to a bill that
would permit a national referendum
on extraditing drug trafficking sus-
pects wanted in the United States.
The House of Representatives ap-
See BOMB, page 2

14 female students killed in
Univ. of Montreal shooting

MONTREAL (AP) - Three as-
sailants rampaged through the Uni-
versity of Montreal engineering
school yesterday and killed at least
14 women, with many more people
wounded, university authorities said.
One assailant then killed himself.
Police said one assailant was ar-
rested and that officers were combing
the engineering building for the third
Montreal Police Director Claude
St. Laurent said three men, one car-
rying a rifle, walked into a class-
room and yelled in French, "You're

all a bunch of feminists!" and then
began firing.
All of the victims were women,
said Louis Courville, director of the
engineering school, his voice shak-
Police said they could not con-
firm that all the victims were fe-
One student said a bullet passed
his leg and he brought his hands up
in a pleading gesture. The assailant
left him alone.
"lie was clearly gunning for the
women," the student said.

Some witnesses told police one
of the men entered a classroom on
the second floor of the building and
divided the students by sex.
They said he then ordered the men
out of the classroom and then fired a
number of rounds.
It was not clear how many
women in the classroom may have
been shot.
Students said the man emerged
from the classroom, fired three or
four shots at a group of people and
ran up a flight of stairs.

A car bomb which ripped through downtown Bogota, Colombia yesterday
left a huge crater and severely damaged a government building. More
than 30 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured.

by Marion Davis
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
After four weeks of searching for
candidates, the Minority Affairs
Commission (MAC) of the Michi-
gan Student Assembly finally nomi-
nated a chair and appointed a vice-
chair Monday night.
Engineering sophomore Ravi
Gadhia - nominee for chair -
must be approved by the Michigan
Student Assembly before taking of-
leader to
offer new
Cabi net
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)
- Communist Premier Ladislav
Adamec will submit a new govern-
ment for the opposition's approval
by the end of the week, opposition
leader Vaclav Havel said yesterday.
Havel said the premier agreed to
deliver a Cabinet list tomorrow. The
two had a long negotiating session
Tuesday and a brief meeting yester-
Adamec, who encountered mass
opposition when he named a new
Cabinet on December 3, said later on
national television that he would re-
sign if the political crisis continued.
CTK, the official news agency,
said Adamec had accepted a list of
possible candidates from Civic Fo-


Affairs Commission

finds new leaders

fice. Scottlin Rucker, graphic artist
for the Office of Minority Affairs,
was appointed as vice-chair. His ap-
pointment does not require assembly
Gadhia said he is going to work
to make the commission a "hub of
communication" for campus minor-
ity groups. He said more communi-
cation via MAC would make the ac-
tions of these groups more unified.
Gadhia also said he wants MAC

to deal more directly with the mis-
conceptions minority groups often
have of each other.
Gadhia has worked with U-M
Asian Student Coalition and served
as programming chair for the Indian-
Pakistani American Student Coun-
But Rucker said he liked MAC's
commitment to a diversity of con-
"I wanted to work with a group

that was concerned with (all) minori-
ties and not just one group," Rucker
Rucker, who organized a minor-
ity support group for art students,
said he will push for more Univer-
sity outreach programs targeted at
minority students. Rucker said such
programs are needed to dispel the
University's "racist" image.
Outgoing MAC chair Delro Har-
ris said he was pleased with both of

MAC's selections. "I'm completely
comfortable with them both."
Outgoing Vice-chair Kevin Ra-
mon said the commission looked for
candidates who had the ability to1
break away from any bias towards
one culture. Ramon said this quality
was important because the chair andI
vice-chair have to work with so
many different ethnic groups.
Ramon said other qualifications
included knowledge of other cultures,

dedication to the commission, time
commitment, organizational skills,
and previous leadership roles.
"We were looking for people who
had objectivity and would be able to
allow the group (as opposed to the
chair) to come up with decisions,"
Ramon said. He pointed out that the
chair must steer a variety of opin-
ions along one path.
Harris, who served as MAC chair
see MAC, page 2


Rebels end



Rebel surrender of Philippine
capital ends seven-day siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -
Rebel forces who fortified them-
selves in the Makati business district
have agreed to voluntarily return to
their barracks, seven days after
launching a coup attempt against the
government of President Corazon
Aquino, the government's chief ne-
gotiator said yesterday.
"The problem is already fin-
ished," said Brig. Gen. Arturo En-
rile, the head of the Philippine Mili-
tary Academy who negotiated all
night with rebel leaders. "We all
agreed that if they returned to the
barracks... it would be good."
The rebel decision to end their
occupation of Makati came about

sition presidential candidate and was
swept into office by a civilian-mili-
tary uprising.
"In other words, their political
demands and other demands were not
entertained," Enrile told reporters
Enrile said that the rebels began
to leave their positions from several
high-rise buildings in the financial
district of this capital and should be
out of the area by late morning to-
day. They were to be taken to the
Philippine Army's headquarters at
Fort Bonafacio about 12 blocks
It was not clear if Enrile's an-
nouncement marked the end of the

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