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Hutchinson faces Messner's legacy


Come out on the Diag at noon

Jonathan Richman was never
called asshole

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 25 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 11,1989hMit n'



by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
In an appeal to the judicial branch
of the student government, the Les-
bian and Gay Rights Organizing
Committee (LaGROC) has returned
an eight-month dispute between
campus homosexuals and the
*Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
(CCF) to an old battleground.
Michigan Student Assembly
President Aaron Williams reported at
last night's meeting that LaGROC
has filed suit with the Central Stu-
dent Judiciary - the judicial branch
of the student government - to
challenge MSA's decision to recog-
nize CCF.
Last week, the assembly voted to
recognize CCF despite arguments
from members of the campus' gay
and lesbian community that the or-
ganization restricts its membership
on the basis of sexual orientation.
In effect, the vote overturned a

ruling handed down by C
February to derecognize t
grounds that its membership
were discriminatory.
Many have argued that
membership policy viola
MSA provisions that no
group can discriminate on t
of sexual orientation.
Campus groups must be
recognized by MSA in ordt
ceive student funds and us
office space.
LaGROC Spokesperson F
said, "It looks as if MSA
determine adequately if in fi
revised its membership poli
is not discriminatory."
CSJ Chief Justice Laura
said she has denied LaGRC
quest for a temporary res
order, but will conduct an in
tion next week to determine

to hear
CSJ last MSA violated its policies regulating
CCF on the recognition of student groups.
policies "If MSA has recognized CCF
without sufficient reason to believe
t CCF's that CCF is not violating the MSA
rtes the constitution, they have violated their
student process for recognition of student
he basis groups," she said.
Miller said CSJ will study both
formally state and MSA codes to determine if
er to re- the assembly acted correctly. "This
e Union is a very difficult and complex is-
sue," she stressed. "There are no
Pat Bach clear answers."
k didn't Williams said he expected last
act CCF week's decision to be challenged, but
icy so it he contended that according to state
law and University policy, there had
been no discrimination by CCF.
a Miller MSA Vice President Rose Karad-
)C's re- sheh said the problem underlying the
training dispute is that MSA's codes are too
vestiga- broad and should be made more spe-
whether cific.

Curious Bob?
We don't know if Bob Sullivan, an LSA junior, is curious or not, but someone seems to be asking as he enjoys
his lunch on the Diag.

Abortion battles rage on national, state levels
* Ten thousand Floridians march as Supreme Court deals a setback to

legislature discusses abortion bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State
lawmakers yesterday convened a special session
on abortion that drew thousands of chanting
demonstrators and national attention though
the Legislature's Democratic leaders predicted
no new restrictions.
In the first vote of the session, the Senate
Health and Rehabilitative Services Committee
rejected by a 9-3 vote a seven-day waiting
period so a woman could undergo pre-abortion
counseling. The panel rejected by the same
margin a ban on use of public funds,
employees or facilities for abortions.
Tallahassee police spokesperson Phil

Kiracofe said two arrests were made yesterday.
Police estimated between 10,000 and
11,000 people demonstrated.
Republican Gov. Bob Martinez called the
31/2-day session soon after the U.S. Supreme
Court in July upheld a Missouri law giving
the state more authority to regulate abortions.
Both the House ani the Senate met for
about a half-hour yesterday and referred numer-
ous bills, many of them abortion-related, to
committees which began work.
The Senate Health and Rehabilitative
Services Committee took up four bills yester-
day afternoon. See BILLS, page 2

AcLU anti-abortion protestors
h at civil WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme damages they prove, a feature not available in
- V1 Court turned away free-speech arguments Tues- many suits filed under state law. In the
te 1tial day and allowed the use of a federal racketeering Philadelphia case, the clinic operators were
g First law against 26 anti-abortion protesters in awarded about $2,600 in tripled RIGO dam-
Philadelphia. ages.
ilt The court let stand a successful lawsuit The litigation strategy has proved troubling
against the protesters by the operators of an to some abortion rights advocates, who fear
abortion clinic in that city. that political protesters will be labeled
1 Similar lawsuits, each invoking the Racke- "racketeers," and held financially liable for
usl teering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations nothing more than expressing their views.
Act (RICO), have been filed against anti-abor- For example, American Civil Liberties
tion activists in cities such as Pittsburgh, Union lawyer Antonio Califa recently wrote:
CLU kawyer Chicago and Brookline, Massachusetts. "The ACLU believes that civil RICO's poten-
tonjo Califa Using the federal law lets those who win tial for chilling First Amendment rights of ex-
___suitscollect three times whatever financial pression is enormous." See COURT, page 2
Interim VP K elly hopes to

thefts on..
the rise

by Diane Cook
Daily Research Reporter
Being the University's v
dent for Research is a tougi
somebody has to do it. Th
body for now is interim Vi
dent William Kelly.
"I was very hesitant t
job," said Kelly. "I was ou
when they called me to do t
Kelly took over the posi
1 after former former Vice1
for Research Linda Wilsor
University to assume the pr
of Radcliffe College.
University administrat
not named any candidates y
permanent position.
"I don't think they ha)
time table," said Walt Har

undergraduate i
rector of University relations. "What
they're trying to do is figure out
ice presi- how to structure the position."
h job, but Harrison said the search includes
at some- external and internal candidates and
ice Presi- may involve renaming the position
as vice provost of research, depend-
o do the ing on how the administration
it fishing chooses to define the position.
he job." Though Kelly likes his current
ition July position, he doesn't foresee a
President lengthy stay. "To do this would
n left the pretty well mean severing my rela-
residency tions with the students - and I'm
not sure that I'm the best qualified
ors have person."
et for the Kelly is concerned about the
stringent competition among univer-
ve a real sities for research funding. He is op-
rison, di- See KELLY, page 2


by Jason Carter
RC sophomore Richard Hong
lost his $300 bike to thieves outside
the Mary Markley Residence Hall
last June. Hong's bike, which was\
not registered with the city, was
locked by chain to a rack outside the
dorm. The chain was cut during the
"I basically felt helpless in the
whole situation as far as finding my
bike was concerned," he said..
Hong is not alone. The misfor-
tune of a bike theft hits many un-
suspecting University students every
year.aAnd the number of thefts is
"There is a definite increase," said
Sgt. Vernon Baisden of the Univer-
sity's Department of Public Safety
and Security.-
Baisden said that in 1988, 56
bikes were reported stolen, amount-.
ing to $10,500 in losses. Already in a
the first nine months of 1989, 59 ,
bikes have been reported stolen
amounting to $9,894 in losses.
"Some bikes were recovered, but JOSH MOORE/Daiy
nothing substantial," Baisden said. A University security officer gives a warning ticket to a bike locked up to
Registering bicycles is often cru- the handicap ramp at the Bell Tower.
cial in finding stolen bikes. "The because bike hasn't been registered, mountain bike was attached to a ce-
bikes recovered were only returned then even if we have a likely suspect ment block rack by a cable which





invite Bush to drug summit

ICA, Peru (AP) - The presi-
dents of Peru, Colombia, and
Bolivia, where the illegal cocaine
trade has its roots, invited President
Bush yesterday to attend a drug
summit within 90 days. He accepted
In a brief communique at the end
of a five-hour meeting on a common
anti-drug strategy, the South
American presidents said European
leaders should also attend the sum-
mit, to be held in Latin America.
They pledged to continue "all-out
war" on drug trafficking.

Latin American concern over Bush's
emphasis on police and military
against the trade. The three countries
have criticized President Bush's em-
phasis on military-style repression
of the drug trade. They say it should
be accompanied by more economic
aid to to provide alternative crops or
sources of income for the hundreds
of thousands of peasants who grow
Garcia, Barco and Paz suggested
details of the summit be worked out
at a meeting of lower-level officials

on Nov. 20 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Fitzwater said the United States
had no objection to participation by
Europeans and that security concerns
would not stand in the way of a
summit. In regard to the planning
meeting scheduled for Nov. 20 he
said: "I'm sure that's fine with us."
Garcia has been promoting inclu-
sion of European nations as active
participants in the war against the
cocaine traffic. If the United States is
successful in slowing the flow of
cocaine over its borders, he said,
smuglers will shift their focus to


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