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The war in Vietnam continues






Bobcat Goldthwait screams at us

First-year fullback steps in for
injured Bunch

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 21 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, October 5, 1989 ThMwIgno&*y
Reshuffling the administration
Duderstadt to shake up top 'U' positions

by Noah Finkel
Daily Administration Reporter
Although President James Duder-
stadt announced plans to reshuffle
his administration at Monday night's
State of the University address, the
substance of the changes is still un-
Duderstadt announced that the Of-
fice of Student Services and the Of-
fice of Research will soon report to
the Provost's office, rather than di-
rectly to the President.
Yet the actual change in the chain
of command is still up in the air.
"No decisions about the structure or
lines of reporting have been made,"
said Shirley Clarkson, speaking for

the President. "No decisions about
individual responsibility have been
Both vice presidents who would
be reporting to Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs
Charles Vest have not yet received
word on what their new roles will
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson said he has not
been notified of any restructuring,
but understood the President's an-
nouncement as a desire to "evaluate
the relationship" between student
services and academic affairs.
Interim Vice President for Re-

search William Kelley said he was
out of town during the President's
speech and could not comment.
The vic& presidents for research,
student services, and academic affairs
are three of six vice presidents in the
administration that currently report
to President Duderstadt.
The capacity in which Johnson
and Kelley would serve is unclear
because they may soon be reporting
to a fellow vice president.
Clarkson said Johnson "may be
moving on or up to other things,
but she stressed that Johnson will
remain a vice president. Clarkson
would not elaborate on Johnson's fu-
See CHANGES, Page 3

...shakes up administration

Despite objections, MSA


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by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly voted to
recognize the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
by almost a 3-1 margin late Tuesday night, fol-
lowing the assembly's most heated debate of the
new year.
After more than two hours of discussion,
representatives voted 21-8, with one abstention,
in favor of recognizing CCF. They determined
that CCF's membership policies - which were
ruled discriminatory last year - did not violate a
provision in the MSA constitution forbidding
groups to discriminate on grounds of sexual
Last February, the Central Student Judiciary
derecognized CCF after the group admitted it
would bar membership to homosexuals who

would not change their sexual orientation.
In making their decision Tuesday night,
assembly members had to untangle the
ambiguous definitions of discrimina ion and
determine if MSA recognition was a privilege or
a right.
Organizations must receive official MSA
recognition in order to get MSA funding and use
Union office space.
MSA president Aaron Williams, who didn't
vote on the proposal, said unless the decision is
thrown out by CSJ, it sets a serious precedent on
how MSA will view future student groups that
seek recognition.
He explained that organizations which apply
for MSA recognition in the future will be viewed
as having clean slates until they violate MSA

cognizes (U
However, LSA Rep. Matt Weber thought the
vote set a bad precedent. "It seems that MSA has
disarmed itself in making any determination on
whether a policy is discriminatory or not," he
said. He said with the precedent set Tuesday
night, MSA could recognize groups as extreme
as the Ku Klux Klan.
Weber said he voted against recognition
because CCF had not changed its constitution
which states "unscriptual conduct" can be
grounds for disqualification of membership.
CCF representatives were relieved after the
assembly decided to renew their recognition. "We
don't have a vendetta against homosexuals,"
CCF pastor Mike Caulk said after the vote. "We
want to offer a loving alternative... I don't think
that's discrimination."
See MSA, Page 3


A hard day's work
Construction workers build a rail for the new ramps at Hill Auditorium

Panama's Noriega accuses U.S.

of instigating failed coup

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -
Troops patrolled the city's lightly traveled
streets yesterday and U.S. helicopters
watched from overhead on the day after rebel
soldiers tried in vain to overthrow General
Manuel Antonio Noriega.
"The gringo piranhas want to do away
with me," the general, who commands the
military and controls the government, said
during a brief tour of the street outside
Panamanian Defense Forces headquarters.
He blames the revolt on the United
States, which has tried to oust him for
nearly two years. The Bush administration

denied involvement.
Newspapers reported six people killed in
the coup attempt Tuesday morning.
Major Edgardo Lopez, an aide to Noriega,
would not confirm casualty figures or reports
that Major Moises Giroldi Vega, the Urraca
commander and coup leader, was among the
dead. He said at least 60 soldiers and four or
five officers were arrested.
Every few minutes, helicopters of the
U.S. Southern Command circled over the
perimeters of Quarry Heights and Fort

Amador. The two U.S. bases at the western
edge of Panama City are a few hundred yards
from the Panamanian headquarters, where the
coup was attempted.
Many Panamanians chose to stay home
yesterday and U.S. bases were shut under
condition Delta, which restricts movement
of personnel. About 12,000 American sol-
diers are stationed in Panama.
U.S. sanctions have damaged the econ-
omy, but Noriega remains. He annulled the
opposition's election victory May 7 and has

put down two coup attempts.
Raymond Takiff, an attorney in Miami
representing Noriega on federal charges of
drug trafficking and money laundering,
quoted Noriega as saying through Lopez:
"The coup attempt was motivated by money
and power. The money came from the CIA
and not the opposition."
In Washington, Secretary of State James
Baker found himself explaining why U.S.

forces had not intervened. He said the United
States had not ruled out military action but
would follow "its own timetable."
Reporters saw U.S. soldiers and armored
vehicles temporarily blocking roads north
and west of the Panamanian barracks Tues-
day, as well as the Pan-American Highway
bridge across the Panama Canal.
Southern Command officials said the
movements were security measures taken for
the safety of the U.S. personnel and the
canal and that there was no intent to inter-
vene in the fighting.

Campus ACLU may
oppose speech rules

EPA lawsuit blames Detroit's
water pollution on negligence

by Noah Finkel
Daily Administration Reporter
Though the American Civil Lib-
erties Union has no legal quarrel
with the University's much-narrowed
interim anti-discrimination policy,
its campus branch may nevertheless
oppose the rules on philosophical
- The campus ACLU committee
on the anti-discrimination policy
met for the first time last night to
discuss what its stance on the in-
terim rules policy should be. The
15-member committee overwhelm-
ingly voted to oppose what it called
the "code," but termed its stance
"preliminary" because not all mem-
bers had had a chance to read the in-
terim policy.
The policy - enacted last month
by University President James Dud-
erstadt- is less vague and broad
than the original policy. In August,
a federal judge ruled in a case
brought by the ACLU that the orig-
inal policy violated the First
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conduct that is not constitutionally
The committee opposes the in-
terim policy on 3 grounds:
-the University is taking the
place of the court system in judging
students' non-academic behavior;
-the policy has a "chilling effect"
on campus speech, and;
-similar to the original policy,
the new policy is vague in its defini-
tion of what constitutes a discrimi-
natory act.
"I would rather have a full jury
decide than a group of four students,"
said LSA sophomore and committee
member Scott Goldberg in reference
to the board which judges cases un-
der the interim policy.
LSA senior Mike Schechter,
chair of the committee, termed
"vague" the section of the anti-dis-
crimination rules that exempts dis-
criminatory speech made during an
"exchange of ideas." "When is it an
idea? When is it an intended insult?"
he said.
There was also concern that the
policy vas unnecessary due to the
presence of the court system. "It
c'0mc annethina Tninvrai't

DETROIT (AP) - The City of
Detroit has allowed industrial pol-
luters to dump toxic chemicals into
the Detroit and Rouge rivers, a law-
suit filed yesterday by the Justice
Department and the Environmental
Protection Agency claims.
The suit, filed in U.S. District
Court in Detroit, said the city failed
to enforce the use of pretreatment
centers before the chemical waste
reached the Detroit Wastewater
Treatment Plant.
The plant lacks equipment to
treat water carrying such toxic chem-
icals as mercury, PCBs, silver, lead,

chromium and zinc. The city instead
is required to force industrial cus-
tomers to pretreat their waste, ac-
cording to a 1985 agreement between
the city and the EPA.
Since 1977, federal officials have
been criticizing the city's treatment
plant, with the EPA describing it as
the greatest single polluter of the
Great Lakes.
The EPA and the state Depart-
ment of Natural Resources have said
in audits the city didn't try hard
enough to keep toxins from going
through the plant into the rivers, and
eventually into Lake Erie.

The city-owned and -operated
plant treats waste from 400 indus-
trial customers and"3 million people
in the Detroit area. The EPA said the
plant daily discharges 688 million
gallons of wastewater.
The lawsuit says Detroit has
failed to identify industrial users that
are discharging toxins, failed to
screen and take samples of industrial
wastewater to ensure it meets stan-
dards and failed to enforce treatment
If convicted of the civil charges,
the city faces fines of up to $25,000
for each day violations occurred.

...files suit against Detroit


Language houses provide

by Steven Kaye
The University's Max Kade House is similar
to any other residence hall.
Students lay flopped-down on their beds with
the doors wide open, and a nearby stereo plays
"Midnight Special."
But unlike most dormitory dwellers, Max
Kade's residents all study German culture. The
Max Kade German House and the Julia Esther
Emanuel French House provide homes for about
60 students studying French or German.
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While the living arrangements may be similar
to a normal residence hall, eating conditions in
the French House aren't. It's more like a house's
kitchen, with people browsing and wandering in
and out. There are no set meal periods, and the
kitchen is open 24 hours a day.
Certain tables at dinner are designated French-
speaking tables. Emanuel Resident Director Bill
Foerderer estimated that two-thirds of the resi-
dents speak French, some with native fluency and
some at the French 101 level. Students do their.
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room are for German-speaking students. The din
ing room has signs giving German names for ob-"
jects, and maps of Germany on the wall.
Courses in German are offered to residents ev-
cry term, and the library is stocked with German.
books, newspapers, journals, records, and tapes.
Emanuel has a biweekly French film series
and hosts informal French lectures. Other events
include conferences on French politics and cul-
ture. Later this month, Emanuel will hold an
open house to celebrate the bicentennial of the
French Revolution.

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