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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 31, 1990

MSA appointments fill SPB


by Daniel Poux
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly completed
making appointments to the Board for Student
Publications last night, filling the two
undergraduate positions on the board.
The assembly appointed LSA junior Elisabeth
Wilson and LSA senior Alan Woronoff to fill the
two positions. First-year Law School student
Peter Mooney was appointed to the graduate
position last Tuesday.
The positions were left vacant after the results
of the December elections were declared invalid

by the Central Student Judiciary, MSA's highest
Wilson and Woronoff were not present at the
meeting, and were unavailable for comment.
MBA's Campus Governance Committee,
responsible for interviewing all possible
appointees and making recommendations to the
body, originally recommended Wilson and LSA
senior Lisa Pollak for the undergraduate
positions, but the assembly chose to appoint
Woronoff instead of Pollak.
LSA junior Steven Susswein, who ran for the
undergraduate position, retracted his candidacy at

the meeting. Susswein's name was omitted from
the December election ballots. This error, along
with other procedural errors, prompted CSJ to
throw out the election results.
Some members were not convinced that the
appointments would end the controversy that has
lasted for more than 10 months. Previous MSA
appointments to the board have been disputed by
the board's chair, Prof. Amnon Rosenthal, who
has refused to recognize the appointees, and has
questioned the legitimacy of the MSA
appointment procedure in the past.

Theories found for

crash of jetliner

'pilot of the Avianca flight that
crashed and killed 73 people Thurs-
day had complete discretion in de-
termining whether his Boeing 707
"was in a fuel emergency and needed
jto land immediately, an investigator
said yesterday.
Barry Trotter of the National
Transportation Safety Board, the in-
vestigator in charge of the crash
probe, said Avianca does not require
pilots to declare a fuel emergency
when levels drop below a certain

point, he said.
Officials at American Airlines
and Pan American World Airways,
which both had flights diverted from
Kennedy International Airport the
night of the crash, said the final de-
cision on fuel emergencies on their
flights rested with the pilot.
A possible miscommunication
between controllers has been raised
in the crash, although federal offi-
cials defended the controllers on
Monday. A final report on the cause
of the crash is not expected for nine

to 12 months.
Investigators said Monday that
tapes show the crew warned regional
air traffic controllers that their fuel
was low as they circled over New
Jersey, about 45 minutes before the
That information was not explic-
itly relayed to the local controllers
who were to guide the plane to
Kennedy. The plane apparently ran
out of gas and slammed into a hill-
side on New York's Long Island.
The captain, Laureano Caviedes

Hoyes, was one of the 73 people
killed. Eighty-six people survived.
The captain also asked for
"priority" to land rather than declar-
ing an "emergency" in telling the
controller he could only stay in hold
for another five minutes.
Trotter said the controllers re-
sponded to the priority request by
moving the flight from a holding
pattern to an approach pattern,
although the plane was not moved to
the first slot among approaching

Continued from page 1
will be remembered for his infec-
tious ideas and enthusiasm, his high
standards and his high academic
plans," Goldenberg said.
"Jack was terrific to work with.
He was very quick to offer construc-
tive criticism," she said. "He was
deeply committed to the University."
Walker joined the University fac-
ulty in 1964 and served as an LSA
associate dean for academic appoint-
ments from 1984 to 1987. He was
also a research scientist at the Insti-
tute of Public Policy, and served as
its director from 1974 to 1979.
"In his role as associate dean,
Jack improved our faculty recruiting
and contributed his creative spark to
other LSA concerns," Goldenberg
"Jack inspired the rest of us to set
our sights high," she added. "We are
determined not to let this loss slow
the momentum he generated, but it
will be ever so much harder without
Survivors include his wife,
Linda, and sons Max and Sam.
Funeral Services are scheduled for
Saturday and will be held in the First
Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor.
Contributions to the Jack L.
Walker Memorial fund, which will
be used to support the projects with
which he was involved, can be sent
to the Political Science department.

Continued from page 1
chair the External Relations
Committee, which is responsible for
all campus relations with the city,
state and federal governments.
Bruce Frank, a third-year Law
student, beat out Engineering Senior
Mike Dononvan as chair of the
Rules and Elections Committee,
which monitors and amends the
MSA Constitution and Compiled
Code, and also monitors all MSA
After appointments for the
committees were concluded, the
assembly proceeded to the various
MSA commissions. The assembly
selects both chairs and vice chairs for
committees, but only chairs for
commissions. The commision heads
then select their vice chairs.
LSA sophomore Jennifer Van
Valey ran unopposed and was again
selected to chair the Women's Issues
Commission. Van Valey pledged to
attend to the voice of the women on
the campus, and present the
administration with results from an
ongoing survey of women on
LSA Junior Charles Dudley and
Rackham graduate student Corey
Dolgan were appointed as chairs of
the Student Rights Commission and
the Peace and Justice Commission,
Student Rights is responsible for

protecting students' freedoms and
interests on campus, and Peace and
Justice is concerned with human
rights around the world.
Public Health graduate student
Paul Oppendisano accepted the
nomination for the Health Issues
Commission, and first-year LSA
student Valerie Benezra won the
Academic Affairs Commission
Chair. Both ran unopposed, and
were approved unanimously.
MSA President Aaron Williams
explained that the meeting was held
on North Campus in an effort to
"reach out" to students. "One of
MS A's biggest problems is that no
one knows what MSA does,"
Williams said. "By going out to
Bursley, we let the people see for
themselves, firsthand, what the
MSA is about."
Only three Bursley residents
attended the meeting. "We hear a lot
about the MSA in the paper and
everything," said first year
Engineering student Tanya Pesch,
"and I wanted to find out how much
they worked and what they worked
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Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
E. German Communists
support reunification
EAST BERLIN - East German Communists, angling to boost their
popularity before parliamentary elections, endorsed eventual reunification
with West Germany yesterday.
An East Berlin court rejected the Communist-dominated government's
request to keep its ousted leader, Erich Honecker, behind bars until his
treason trial in March. Honecker had been jailed for his pro-democracy
demonstrations, and he was freed because of his ailing health.
Honecker's successor, Gregor Gysi, conceded that the movement to-
ward unification was unstoppable, but that it was "irresponsible to do
things in such a way now as if it were possible for tomorrow."
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev acknowledged the pressure for re-
unification, making his most tolerant statement yet on a single Germany,
which has been opposed by Communists for more than 40 years.
Mladenov attacks former
party leadership in Bulgaria
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Communist Party chief Petar Mladenov fiercely
attacked the ousted leadership yesterday, but offered few ideas for change as
he tried to please reformers and avoid a party split.
Mladenov proposed splitting the post of party chief and state president,
which he assumed when Todor Zhikov was removed from thirty-five years
in power on November 10. Mladeonov gave little support to the creation
of a market economy.
"It's my suggestion that the comrades adopt a decision that the same
person should not be leading the party and the state at the same time,"
said Mladenov.
Debate showed divisions emerging between the conservative majority
and the various reform factions who favor quicker moves toward democ-
racy. Mladenov wished to retain the position of president, but it was un-
clear which party could win the post of party chief.
Senate hears abortion bill
LANSING - The emotional issue of requiring a parent's consent for a
teen's abortion got another legislative hearing yesterday as a Senate com-
mittee prepared to approve a new version of the bill.
"My hope is to report a bill at the end of session next week," said
Sen. Fred Dillingham (R-Fowlerville), chair of the Senate Human Re-
sources and Senior Citizens Committee.
He said he's working to get agreement with House backers before act-
ing on the Senate floor, to prevent the measure from being rejected when
it returns to the lower chamber.
"I do not want this bill in conference," he said, referring to a House-
Senate conference committee used to hammer out a compromise between
conflicting versions of the same bill.
"You get that bill in conference and you could tie this bill up," he
said. "I don't think it's good for anybody."
Baker-Soviet talks postponed
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Secretary of State James A. Baker III
is rescheduling talks in Moscow with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A.
Shevardnadze to avoid interfering with a meeting of the Communist
Party Central Committee, Baker's spokesperson said yesterday.
The postponement coincided with a report by the Cable News Network
that Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had spent the past eight days
at his country home, considering his resignation as head of the Soviet
Communist Party.
Bush administration officials and intelligence sources told The Associ-
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yield his party post - while retaining the presidency -but that they had
no information that he would take the step.
Baker and Shevardnadze will meet Feb. 8-9 in the Soviet capital, a day
delay at the suggestion of the U.S government, said a State Department
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