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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, NO. 6 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, September 13, 1989 th.*nomi

MSA rep.
may have
misused
funds
by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
3 A special committee was created
last night by the Michigan Student
Assembly to investigate the alleged
embezzlement of funds by one or
more MSA representatives.
Representatives resolved to keep
all details surrounding the allega-
tions strictly confidential until mat-
ters have been thoroughly investi-
gated.
"If we're wrong, we've totally
slandered an individual," said MSA
President Aaron Williams. He said
he was approached with the allega-
tions only hours before the meeting
and added he did not have all the
facts.
Vice-President Rose Karadsheh
said the person who informed
Williams "obviously had some cred-
ibility."
Assembly members generally
agreed that they didn't want to see
the- issue "splashed" in the Daily,
like last year's investigation of
former MSA Rep. Zachary Kittrie.
But Rackham Rep. Gene
Kavnatsky said the assembly was
making a big mistake by not dis-
closing the information surrounding
the investigation, arguing that the
possibility of the details being
eaked was too great.
"If we keep things private, the
people that are going to suffer are
us," he said. "There's no way to en-
force the confidentiality."
Law School Rep. Bruce Frank was
chosen by the assembly to chair the
committee that will pursue the in-
vestigation. The four remaining
members were chosen by lot.
Frank said that the committee
would be meeting over the weekend
to set up an outline of how the in-
See MSA, page 3

Regents

may

seek

policy

alternatives

JULIE HOLLMAN/Daily
More than a hundred students march in a candlelight vigil to mark the 100 day anniversary of the Tiananmen
Square massacre in Beijing.
Students hold Diag vigil 10
days after Tiananmen Square
by Jennifer Miller The vigil began with a memorial of non-violent communication and
Daily Staff Reporter*

By Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
Less than three weeks after a fed-
eral judge overturned the
University's anti-harassment policy
on the grounds that it violated First
Amendment rights, the University's
Board of Regents may vote on a
temporary replacement for the pol-
icy.
The General Counsel will likely
present an interim discriminatory ha-
rassment policy at the upcoming re-
gents' meeting, to be held tomorrow
and Friday.
A provision dealing directly with
the First Amendment issues sur-
rounding the original policy may be
added to the interim policy. If in-
cluded, each complaint dealing with
speech would first go through a re-
view process in the General
Counsel's office to see if continuing
with the complaint would be a viola-
tion of protected speech.
The original policy was struck
down Aug. 26 as unconstitutional
by Federal District Judge Avern
Cohn, who said the policy was
"vague" and ignored the First
Amendment issue.
"The interim policy addresses the
judge's concern about vagueness,"
said Affirmative Action Director
Zida Giraldo.
Giraldo said words such as
"victimization" and "stigmatization,"
found in the original policy, may be
replaced by more specific terms such
as "racial epithet" or "slur."
General Counsel Elsa Cole said
the policy was undergoing continual

change and would not be finalized
until Cohn issues his written order
to the University. She said the pol-
icy would be "very narrow" as com-
pared to a permanent policy.
Cole said the interim policy was
contingent on the written order of
Cohn, which will detail the mandate
of the court. If the judge restricts the
policy altogether, Cole said, the
University would appeal.
Cole added that "much depends on
what (Cohn) says" in his written
order.
Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center Director Julie
Steiner said she was in favor of an
interim policy. "I think we need
something in place," she said. "It's
really clear from the fact that we had
so many (cases) in the past year that
we need the policy."
However, Steiner expressed worry
over the consideration of intent when
examining the cases. "I would be re-
ally worried about a policy based on
intent," she said. "How are we going
to go about proving it?"
"I think that you can protect peo-
ple from discriminatory and harass-
ing behavior...and still be cognizant
of the First Amendment. They aren't
mutually exclusive."
Delro Harris, chair of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Minority Affairs Commission, ex-
pressed hope that any interim policy
would be considerably different from
the original policy.
"I think it's impossible to have a
document to cover everything," said
See POLICY, page 5

1

Ronggang Zhang was never in-
volved in political movements, but,
last night he joined over one hundred
people on the Diag to mark the 100-
day anniversary of the massacre of
thousands of students in Beijing's
Tiananmen Square.
Like many others, Zhang's fam-
ily and friends are still unable to es-
cape the crackdown by the Chinese
government.
"I cannot stand this any longer; I
cannot just stand and see my coun-
trymen murdered," said Zhang, who
came to the U.S. in pursuit of his
Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

candle lighting ceremony for the1
somber anniversary of the highly-;
publicized massacre. The first candle,
lit by Linnan Liu, president of the1
Chinese Students Solidarity Union,;
opened the event which consisted of,
a march around the Diag, speeches,i
and music.
"The candle represents our sorrow
for the innocent people murdered by
our government and-our anger to this
government," Liu said. "It is a sym-
bol of a dream of the Chinese people
and the belief that one day this dream
will come true."
Speakers addressed the importance

urged supporters to dedicate them-
selves to establishing a unified front.
Recommendations included a
boycott of products made in China
and continuous efforts to expose the
oppression by the Chinese govern-
ment.
Signs covered the steps to the
Graduate library that included mes-
sages such as "Don't do business
with butchers!" and "No Business as
Usual with China."
"To do nothing, to remain pa-
tient, bide our time and to do busi-
ness as usual, is a myth," said Eliz-
See VIGIL, page 5

Blue has Bunch of reasons for

big success

Countdown
to Kickoff

by Steve Blonder
Daily Sports Editor
For most players, this week's power
matchup between No. 1 and No. 2 is
dominating their thoughts. These players
dream of taking a hand-off and romping
ninety-nine yards with time running out for a
game-winning touchdown.
But not so for Michigan fullback Jarrod
Bunch.
"My father died two weeks ago, and he had
planned to come for the game," Bunch said
last week. "That's all that's going to be in my
head. My father would have liked to see this

game, to see me do well.
"I've been keeping that in my mind."
Milton Bunch had planned to travel to
South Bend last year, but an illness prevented
him from making the trip.
"I know my father's death has changed me
because I think about him a lot."
Accolades did not come easily for Bunch,
who was forced to make the transition from
being primarily a ball carrier in high school to
being a blocker in college.
"I came here as a tailback, but they told me
I was going to be a blocker," Bunch said of

his first year. "That's a hard thing to do
because in high school I ran the ball and I
came to college needing to learn how to
block."
In addition to learning how to block, Bunch
had to improve his ball handling and work off
his given nickname: Stonehands.
"When he first came here, he couldn't catch
the ball all that well," said Michigan split end
Greg McMurtry. "Bo said, 'Don't throw it to
that man."'
But quarterback Michael Taylor carefully
noted that what once was a weakness now can

be counted as a strength, and that he has as
much confidence in Bunch's catching abilities
as he does in any of his receivers.
Bunch's improvement came from tireless
work. He went out every day to work on his
blocking and his pass-catching skills, which
has not been missed by the coaches.
"Bunch is better than he was last year, he's
got a great attitude," said offensive coordinator
Gary Moeller. "We're going to be very
disappointed if he doesn't show it to everyone
in the country."
See BUNCH, page 9

I

Bush addresses
drug issue on t.v.
President urges children to
help those with drug problems

J Young leads in Det.

it

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Bush, in a televised appeal
to millions of schoolchildren, said
yesterday that refusing drugs "won't
make you a nerd" and urged young-
sters to help others stay away from
narcotics.
"I'm asking you to not look the
other way," Bush said in an address
beamed live from the White House
to thousands of schools across the
country.
Saying everyone knows someone
who has a problem, Bush added,
"I'm asking you to find someone
who needs you. And offer to help.

were trying "to play price-tag poli-
tics" with the administration's plan,
which calls for more prisons, more
prosecutors, tougher sentences and
aid to Latin American nations to
help combat drug cartels.
"Their first answer was to tax
more," Fitzwater said of the
Democrats. "Then they had a day-
long conference to decide why they
can't win a presidential election. And
now their new answer is to spend
more."
On Capitol Hill, Sen. Robert
Byrd, D-W. Va., chair of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, pro-
posed legislation to boost anti-drug
spending to $10.1 billion, or $2.2

mayoral primary
DETROIT (AP) - Mayor Young, the combati
Coleman Young breezed into a big city Black executi'
runoff election for an unprecedented steered clear of his oppor
fifth term last night, while accoun- the primary campaign.]
tant Tom Barrow led U.S. Rep. John Conyers attacked him on
Conyers for the second spot on the favoring downtown d
November ballot, according to exit ahead of neighborhood se
polls. Young rarely return
Barrow, trounced by Young four Instead, he used some
years ago, had campaigned practi- mated $5 million in cam
cally since he lost 61 percent to 39
percent in 1985. Conyers, a 13-term
Congress member, entered the race a
day before the filing deadline in
May.
The exit poll conducted by
Nordhouse Research for the Detroit
News and WDIV-TV, questioned
more than 1,000 voters as they left
polling places yesterday. That poll
gave Young 44 percent of the vote,
Barrow 29 percent and Conyers 18
percent. The remaining 9 percent
was split among 10 other candidates.
Other exit polls had Young first

ve dean of
ves, largely
ments during
Barrow and
his policies
evelopment
ervices.
ed the fire.
of his esti-
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