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'U' waits on publicizing

The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 13,1989 -- Page 3
interim speech policy

by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
tAs the University takes steps to de
apermanent anti-discriminatory haras
*policy, University officials and studen
ers say many students are in the dark
the interim policy currently in place.
The University administration ho
printed brochures, published advertiser
or sent out mailings to inform st
about the policy.
"It's pretty clear the University ha
delinquent in informing the students,
Michigan Student Assembly External
ions Chair Matt Weber.
S. Korean
attack U.S
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -
Radical students armed with fire-
bombs briefly occupied part of the
residence of U.S. Ambassador Don-
ald Gregg early yesterday and held off
security guards with tear gas before
being seized by police, authorities
:Police said six students scaled the
all of the ambassador's residential
compound in downtown Seoul and
occupied one building to demand a
meeting with Gregg.
Riot police, who overpowered the
*s'tudents and dragged them away, re-
ported no injuries. U.S. embassy of-
ficials said Gregg had not been in-
volved in the incident, which lasted
about a half-hour.
The students urged an end to talks
with South Korea on the U.S.'s
trade imbalance with Seoul, shout-
ing "Punish Gregg!" and "We op-
Pose U.S. trade pressure!" police
*said. One student draped himself
with a South Korean national flag.
Police said the intruders bran-
dished firebombs, tear gas grenades,

dvelop The original harassment policy was
sment struckdown as unconstitutional in federal
t lead- court on Aug. 25. President James Duder-
about stadt instituted the interim policy at the
September meeting of the University's Board
as not of Regents.
=ents, University Public Relations Director
udents Walt Harrison said the administration had to
wait for the written order of the federal court
s been before it could move on publicizing the pol-
" said icy. He added that the University has
Rela- "probably taken to long to do it (publicize)."
Harrison said the University may publi-

:ize the policy in campus publications. The
policy has already appeared in the University
Record. He added that he would like to wait
until a response mechanism is established
before printing future advertisements.
University Pres. James Duderstadt has
proposed three committees - made up of
student, faculty, and administration represen-
tatives - to handle campus feedback on the
interim policy and the development of the
permanent policy.
Darlene Ray Johnson, the administrator
for complaints filed under the policy, also

said many students are unaware of the pol-
icy's specifics when they come into her of-
"My personal experience is that students
who come in don't have much information
about the policy," said Johnson. "I don't
know how many students are aware of the
interim policy."
The residence staff in the residence halls
have not been trained on the interim policy,
the staff hadan hour-long training session

on the original policy.
Housing Program Director Andre Strong
said the process for training the staff is under
Corey Dolgan, a Michigan Student
Assembly representative and a member of
the University Council, said the University
was not publicizing the policy because the
policy breaks no new ground and is only for
public relations purposes.
"(The lack of publicity) shows that the
University thinks their policy is garbage,"
Dolgan said. "This interim policy is nothing
but stuff we've already had."

. embassy
and steel bars. Yonhap, the South
Korean news agency, said the
protesters also carried inflammable
liquid and what it described as crude
homemade explosives.
Yonhap said one tear gas grenade
was used by the students but caused
little damage. Police said the stu-
dents did not use any other weapons
when they forced their way into the
Police dragged the kicking and
screaming students from the com-
pound and hustled them into police
cars that drove away at high speed.
"Drive out the Yankees!" several of
the students screamed.
At New Jersey's Newark Airport,
where President Bush was boarding a
plane to return to Washington after a
day of campaign appearances, White
House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater
told reporters Gregg had "gone back
into the residence and the intruders
have all been arrested. There's no
real problem."
Bush, said Fitzwater, "Just asked
if they [the Greggs] were safe and I
assured him they were."

Senate begins
o f deficit bill

Students 'memorialize dead
Michael Weiss, a first-year LSA student, visits a stand set up by pro-
Israeli student groups on the Diag yesterday. The groups burned a
candle in memory of Israeli soldiers killed in the Yom Kippur War,
October, 1973.

began plowing through a $14.1 bil-
lion deficit-reduction bill yesterday
as Democrats claimed enough votes
to block Republicans from tacking
on a cut in the capital-gains tax.
Unless Congress completes ac-
tion before Monday on the bill, au-
tomatic across-the-board cuts will be
triggered in most federal spending
programs. But Congress has left it-
self an out: Even if the automatic
cuts take effect, they can be restored
as soon as the bill is enacted.
The sheer size of the bill and the
fact that it was put into final form
barely two hours before debate began
were enough to cause some senators
to view the automatic spending cuts
as the lesser of two evils.
"If somebody wanted to manufac-
ture a piece of legislation absolutely
confirming the worst suspicions
they have about the budget process,
it would be this piece of legisla-
tion," said Senator William Arm-
strong (R-Colo.). "It is impossible
as a practical matter for any senator
to have more than a general idea of
what's in this bill."
He lodged his complaint as the
Senate Budget Committee approved

the bill which was written by eight
other committees.
Members of both parties ex-
pressed concern because the bill is
laden with amendments that have
nothing to do with reducing the
Sen. James Sasser (D-Tenn.),
chairman of the Budget Committee,
and Sen. Pete Domenici of New
Mexico, the senior Republican on
the panel, promised an effort on the
Senate floor to strip away some of
the extraneous provisions.
Although the major purpose of
the spending bill is to reduce the
deficit in the current budget year to
about $110 billion, most of its bulk
is attributable to hundreds of pet pro-
jects. These range from a child-care
initiative to repeal of a law designed
to prevent discrimination in em-
ployer-paid health care to scores of
tax breaks for various special inter-
More important to the Bush ad-
ministration and Republican sena-
tors, the bill does not contain the
capital-gains tax cut that President
Bush promised during the campaign
last year. The Senate Finance Com-
mittee rejected the cut in favor of a
Democratic plan to liberalize tax-de-
ductible Individual Retirement Ac-

WLLZ-FM will apologize to LaGROC

by Terri Jackson
The station manager for radio sta-
tion WLLZ-FM will apologize to
&he Lesbian and Gay Rights
Organizing Committee for deroga-
tory remarks against lesbians aired
bn September 22. But members of
LaGROC are unimpressed because
the apology will be written, not
Radio personality "Dick the
# ~

Bruiser," played by George Baier,
made the remarks about the convic-
tion of Gwendolyn Graham, the
nurse's aide recently found guilty in
the 1987 murders of five nursing
home patients in Grand Rapids.
In the case, Graham's female
lover testified that the victims were
killed in order to form an eternal
bond between herself and Graham.
Baier said that the only true punish-
ment would be to send one of the

that a lesbian would enjoy a female
LaGROC members said Baier has
made other derogatory and sexually
explicit comments about lesbians.
"The station has said that the
tapes were erased," said LaGROC
member Linda Kurtz. "The station
manager (Buzz Van Houten) said that
WLLZ-FM would write us an apol-
ogy but we don't care.
"What's important to us is that

apologize to the entire gay commu-
nity and to the listeners on the air.
They need to know that the station
doesn't condone anti-gay remarks."
Kurtz added that she and many of
the group's members did not actually
hear the broadcast. She said that at
least four different individuals called
WLLZ-FM to complain and request
a tape of the broadcast.
Representative for WLLZ-FM
were unavailable for comment yes-


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