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LaGROC
case to be
held next
semester
by Karen Akerlof
Oaily Staff Writer
A case brought against the
Michigan Student Assembly by the
Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing
Committee will not be considered by
(he student judiciary until January,
assembly General Counsel John
Coleman said Tuesday.
A lawyer for LaGROC said the
group will not contest the delay of
their trial. The case will be heard
when a new panel of students are
named to the Court of Common
Pleas next semester, a lower court of
the Central Student Judiciary (CSJ).
"I think we are just going to
wait," said LaGROC legal counsel
Jamie Marsh. "There is nothing else
for us to do."
LaGROC filed a complaint in
October with CSJ. The group
charged that MSA's recognition of
the Cornerstone Christian Fellow-
ship was illegal under assembly's
Compiled Code because the fellow-
ship discriminates against gay men
and lesbians. The Code forbids
recognition of groups with discrimi-
natory membership policies.
Groups must obtain official
MSA recognition before receiving
Union office space or assembly
funds.
LaGROC requested that the judi-
ciary overturn the assembly's recog-
nition of the fellowship and called
for the resignation of the 21 MSA
representatives who voted in favor of
CCF's recognition.
The delay was precipitated by the
assembly's failure to vote earlier this
semester on a selection committee's
appointments to the Court of Com-
mon Pleas. As a result, MSA never
noticed that no graduate students
were among the appointments, a re-
quirement of the Compiled Code.
The error wasn't caught until
Sunday, when an MSA representa-
tive brought it to Coleman's atten-
tion. Coleman, who is representing
MSA in the case, said he then thor-
oughly read the Code and decided the
court was clearly invalid.
Marsh said he was concerned that
Coleman could declare the court in-
valid. "It disturbs me that the lawyer
for the other side can declare the
court invalid," Marsh said. "You can
always find something wrong if you
look hard enough."
Coleman said, "I'm fully confi-
dent I'm going to win the case. But
if we are going to battle it out, it
should be in a valid court so no one
can question the decision."
CORRECTIONS
The Daily misrepresented the
views of independent Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly candidate Dale Car-
penter in Wednesday's paper. The er-
ror was the fault of a person imper-

sonating Carpenter.

The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 1, 1989 - Page 3
Czechoslovakia to

destroy

Austrian

border barriers

A Salvadoran soldier puts his rifle to the head of a suspected guerrilla yesterday. After several minutes of
questioning, he was taken into custody. His fate is unknown.
Americans flee El Salvador:

Church condemns a
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Lewis' home, and up to 30
(AP) - Hundreds of Americans fled or 40 others in the exclusive Escalon
this embattled country yesterday, neighborhood in the city's western
fearful of the combat by rebels that sector, had been taken over before
has shattered the tranquility of their dawn by guerrilla forces.
upscale neighborhoods. The rebels from the Farabundo
,oMarti National Liberation Front, or
The Roman Catholic Church's FMLN, observed a six-hour truce
Legal Aid office, meanwhile, issued FMgNningsarvea m. x(7 ur m. e
a report concluding that government beginning at 6 a.m (7 a.m. EST) in
soldiers carried out the November 16 their 20-day offensive to permit
massacre of six Jesuit priests and evacuation of all those who wished
their two domestic employees. to leave.
"I'm not coming back," said Kate "The FMLN is maintaining a
Lewis, a teacher at the American constant siege of the capital, which
School, as she carried her 8-month- the neurological center of the nation.
old baby Cassandra down Mirador The fuse of a social time-bomb has
Street to where a U.S. embassy offi- been lit," said the insurgents on their
cial was waiting for her and her bare- clandestine radio.
foot husband, William. About 20 U.S. citizens left on
Other Americans on their way the first two charter flights arranged
out flashed a V-for-victory sign at by the U.S. Embassy. They included
the international Airport and embassy employees and dependents,
shouted, "We'll be back after and Americans residing in El Sal-
Christmas!" vador for other reasons.

rgmy
In a report on the massacre at the
Simeon Canas Central American
University, the Church Legal Aid of-
fice said that "all the evidence and
indicators establish that those re-
sponsible for the murder of the six
Jesuit priests and their two domes-
tics were members of the armed
forces."
It cited as crucial facts that: the
attackers wore army uniforms, ac-
cording to a witness; they spent at
least an hour shooting up part of the
campus in the middle of a dusk-to-
dawn curfew; the zone around the
UCA campus was militarized, with
scores of troops guarding southern
access to the nearby headquarters of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff; sophisti-
cated arms, including flame throw-
ers, were used by the assassins, who
also burned some of the priests' of-
fices; and the priests" residence was
raided and searched by army troops
two days before the massacre.

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)
- The government said yesterday it
will tear down the fences on its bor-
der with Austria, and members of
Parliament proposed the repeal of
tough laws used to imprison and fine
dissenters.
The Communist Party said it
would announce a new program to
include "an objective revision" of its
attitude toward the "Prague Spring"
reform movement of 1968 and the
Soviet-led invasion that crushed it.
Spokesperson Josef Hora said the
new policies might allow for read-
mission to the party of half a mil-
lion people expelled after the inva-
sion. They include Alexander
Dubcek, who was Communist Party
chief and led the reforms.
Hora said two Politburo members
met for the first time with the oppo-
sition Civic Forum group and stu-
dents, who led 11 days of mass
protest that toppled the old party
leadership.
He said the meeting occurred be-
cause "we are just one of the politi-
cal parties in this country, and we
have to find our place." Civic Forum
previously had met only with
Premier Ladislav Adamec and other
government officials.
State radio began broadcasting
twice-daily programs about Civic
Forum activities, and also featured
music by singers who had been
banned for years.
Government spokesperson Marcel
Jansen said the Interior Ministry
Comaneci
reported to
be in U.S.
Embassy
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -
Nadia Comaneci, the Olympic gym-
nastics champion who disappeared
from her native Romania in an ap-
parent defection, may be at the U.S.
Embassy in Switzerland, her coach
said Thursday.
Embassy officials, however, de-
nied she was there, adding another
twist to the mystery surrounding the
1976 Olympic champion, who
crossed the border into Hungary in
the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.
"As far as I know, she is proba-
bly in the U.S. embassy in Berne,"
Bela Karolyi told The Associated
Press in a telephone interview from
Stuttgart, West Germany, where he
is coaching an American women's
gymnastic team.

would begin the "removal of techni-
cal equipment" on the frontier with
neutral Austria, which bristles with
barbed wire strung between concrete
pylons.
He did not say whether similar
action would be taken on the long,
fortified border with West Germany.,
Hungary stated tearing down its
border barriers with Austria in May,
and tens of thousands of East Ger-
mans fled across the frontier to the
West before the East Germans gov-.
ernment abolished travel restrictions.'
The official news agency CTK
said six political prisoners were re-
leased and the President Gustav
Husak granted amnesty to Stanislav
Devaty, a former spokesperson for
the Charter 77 human rights group
who went underground weeks ago,
and another activist.
State radio said Marxism-Lenin-
ism was being abolished as a com-
pulsory subject at universities, meet
ing a demand from students, and fac
ulty members would be hired on te
basis of professional qualifications
rather than Communist Party mem-
bership.
Economist Valtr Komarek, a re;
form-minded Communist some op.
position leaders see as a possible
premier, cautioned against too much
compromise in negotiations for re
form with Adamec.
He spoke one day after Parlia-
ment removed provisions from the
constitution that guarantee the
Communists a monopoly on power
Religious'
services
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in St. Andrews
Preacher and Celebrant:
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Vido-6:45 p.m.
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Wednesday: Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Worship at 7:30 p.m.
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SUNDAY: Community Worship at 10:30 a.m..

Red Army terrorists assassinate

prominent
BAD HOMBURG, West Ger-
many (AP) - The terrorist Red
Army faction, dormant for three
years, killed West Germany's most
powerful banker yesterday by blow-
ing apart his armored Mercedes with
a light-sensitive bomb mounted on a
bicycle.
Alfred Herrhausen was chair of
the Deutsche Bank, West Germany's
largest, and one of Chancellor Hel-
mut Kohl's chief economic advisers.
Police said the bicycle-bomb ap-
parently was placed on a street of
this spa town outside Frankfurt,
where the banker lived, and was det-
onated by a sophisticated light beam-
device as he drove by on his way to

West German banker

work. They said it was the first time
terrorists had used such a detonator
in West Germany.
Police with helicopters were
searching for two men seen leaving
the area. A stolen white Lancia be-
lieved to have been used in the get-
away was found abandoned in a
Frankfurt suburb.
"For a long time, the Deutsche
Bank and Herrhausen in particular
have been targeted by the Red Army
Faction," said Hans-Juergen Foer-
ster, spokesperson for the chief fed-
eral prosecutor's office. He said the
ultra-leftists accuse Deutsche Bank
of financing a worldwide "military-
industrial" complex.

The explosion turned Her-
rhausen's armored limousine into a
heap of twisted metal. His driver,
Jakob Nix, was seriously injured,
but police said his condition was not
critical. Security agents following in
another car were unhurt.
A letter found at the scene
claimed responsibilityaon behalf of
the Red Army faction, West Ger-
many's deadliest terrorist group of
which little had been heard since
1986.
Federal criminal police are offer-
ing a reward of up to $2.2 million,
one of the largest ever in West Ger-
many.

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