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Women's swimming team looks for
fourth straight Big Ten title

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 94 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, February 15, 1990 re,"gig2
'U' leaders differ on who wants student conduct code

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
Despite years of discussion on
whether the University should estab-
lish a code regulating students' non-
academic life, administrators today
disagree on who is pushing for the
code, and on what the code, if devel-
oped, should regulate.
Proposed by administrators who
felt the University should have more
control over incidents of harassment
and student crime on campus, a non-
academic conduct code has been a
thorn in the side of student activists
for more than ten years. Students
have protested the code, saying any
University regulation of students'
non-academic life would violate stu-
of taking
by Eric Berkman
and Steven Cohen
Daily Sports Writers
I The Washtenaw County Prosecu-
tor's Office issued a warrant yester-
day charging former Michigan base-
ball coach Bud Middaugh with em-
bezzlement of receipts from football
program sales.
The baseball program, under in-
vestigation by the Big Ten since
August 1988 for alleged rules and re-
cruiting violations, awaits probable
sanctions from the conference.
The warrant charged Middaugh
with diverting university funds from
the sale of programs at home foot-
ball games to selected baseball play-
Middaugh's arraignment in Ann
Arbor's district court is delayed until
February 26 because his attorney is
on vacation, Senior Assistant
Deputy Prosecutor Lynwood Noah
Noah would not disclose how
much money Middaugh allegedly di-
verted, though speculation has placed
the figure as high as $70,000. In
Michigan, embezzlement of more
than $100 is a felony carrying a
penalty of up to 10 years in prison
and a $5,000 fine.
Athletic department figures
showed that program revenues
* dropped from $120,000 in 1986 to
$104,000 in 1987.
see VIOLATIONS, Page 2

dents' rights.
Administrators, to justify the
code, say students should be subject
to the same types of punishments
faculty and staff face for behavior the
University deems unacceptable. The
University currently has policies re-
garding sexual harassment and dis-
But while administrators and the
University's regents Say they would
support a code, no one will claim
the responsibilty for establishing
that code.
"The regents aren't requiring any-
one to have a code," said Regent
Phillip Power, (D-Ann Arbor).
"There has been a great deal of dis-
cussion about whether there should

or should not be a code of non-aca-
demic conduct... but the regents
should not (tell) the management of
the University what to do," Power
"There has been no presentation
to the regents of a code...," he said.
Powers said if University President
James Duderstadt finds a need for the
code, he should bring it to the re-
"I would like to see such a docu-
ment. Let's put it on the table, and
let's see what the University has to
offer," he said.
While Powers and fellow regent
Thomas Roach, (R-Ann Arbor),
agree the future of a code is in the
hands of the president, Duderstadt

says he pursues the development of a
code because of a regental mandate
made in July 1988.
At that time, according to the
Board of Regents' minutes, the re-
gents directed the president "to have
drafted such rules of conduct and en-
forcement procedures as are neces-
sary. Then allow the University
community ample time to review
and propose revisions in such rules
and procedures...."
In an interview yesterday, Duder-
stadt said he did not place the code at
the "top of his priority list" and
would take no steps to work on a
code this semester.
But members of the former Uni-
versity Council - a nine-member

council of students, faculty and staff
which was to develop a code of non-
academic conduct before the council
dissolved last month - reported re-
cently that during a private meeting
with the president, Duderstadt said he
would actively seek input on the
code of conduct, and if he didn't re-
ceive it, he would develop the code
Duderstadt emphasized yesterday
that more input from faculty, stu-
dents and staff is neccessary before a
code can be developed and before he
can say what the code will entail.
But Corey Dolgon, Rackham
student and member of the former
University Council, said if the presi-
dent couldn't say what would be in

the code, then the University should
consider whether a code is really war-
"If he really doesn't know what
should be in a code... obviously the
problems aren't big enough to need
one, and if he does know, then he
needs the appearance that the code is
put together by an advisory commit-
Student members of the Univer-
sity Council and of the Michigan
Student Assembly have said the ad-
ministration should allow the com-
munity to completely reject the code
if they don't find a need for it.
Duderstadt said the University
needs a code.
see CODE, Page 2

Bill restricting
teen abortions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Re-
jecting every amendment offered by
pro-choice forces, the Michigan Sen-
ate yesterday overwhelmingly passed
a bill requiring young teens to get a
parent's permission to have an abor-
tion .
The measure, which cleared the
chamber last year in slightly differ-
ent form and is the first anti-abortion
legislation to advance in Michigan
since last summer's U.S. Supreme
Court ruling giving states more
power to restrict abortions, was
adopted 29-8. The action was ex-
pected and the bill now returns to the
The measure would allow a fe-
male under 18 to seek a probate

court order allowing an abortion if
she couldn't get the permission of a
parent or adult guardian.
Gov. James Blanchard is expected
to veto the bill, setting up an over-
ride battle or an attempt by anti-
abortion forces to enact such a law
through a petition drive.
"I'm very positive the House will
accept what we've done," said Sen.
Fred Dillingham,(R-Fowlerville) and
manager of the bill in the Senate.
"The people of Michigan, the
Michigan Senate and the House of
Representatives have all sent a clear
message to Governor Blanchard that
Michigan wants and needs protection
for parents and for minors with prob-
lem pregnancies," Listing said in a

LaGROC protest
"Preacher Dyke," a member of the Lesbian and Gay Male Rights Organizing Committee, speaks during a
demonstration againsts Michigan's sodomy and gross indecency laws.

Police arrest icer Copeland for damaging property

by Eric Lemont
Daily Hockey Writer
Michigan hockey defenseman
Todd Copeland pleaded no contest
yesterday morning to the Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority house's
charge of two counts of malicious
destruction of property under $100
dollars. Ann Arbor police detective
Mark Parin said that a no contest
plea is treated the same as a guilty
Copeland was arrested and ar-
raigned yesterday morning after the
sorority house pressed charges for
windows Copeland damaged late last

Wednesday night, February 7.
The case is now under the control
of the Ann Arbor probation depart-
ment which will recommend a sen-
tence to the 15th District Court. The
court will sentence Copeland March
Kappa Kappa Gamma refused to
comment other than to confirm that
the charge centered on the house's
broken windows.
Ann Arbor commanding officer
Deborah Ceo last Thursday described
the incident as a boyfriend-girlfriend
dispute. "A young lady was with an-

other individual and the boyfriend
came in and saw her with someone
else and a fight broke out," she said.
Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson has suspended the senior
defenseman from this weekend's
series with Michigan State. After be-
ing suspended from last weekend's
series with Alaska-Anchorage,
Copeland will have missed a com-
bined four games because of the in-
"He's serving a four game sus-
pension which will include this
weekend's two games with MSU.

There will be standards that we have
set for him - appropriate apologies,
curfews and rules- that we feel are
in his best interest," Berenson said.
"He has assured the team that
there will be no further incidents,"
Berenson said.
Berenson said that Copeland will
be available to play after this week-
end's series against the Spartans.
The coach was not sure how
Copeland's arrest and arraignment
will effect the team. "It's hard to

say. I really can't speak for them but
our team is a close team and I think
they feel for anyone who is having a
difficulty," he said.
The incident marks Copeland's
second run-in with the law in just
over a year. Copeland and three other
Michigan hockey players were
charged with misdemeanor harass-
ment for yelling sexual threats at
two women while chasing them in a
van through campus last January.
The four were sentenced to six
months probation, a $180 fine, and
50 hours of community service.

W. Germany will give
E. Germany $3.6 billion
BONN, West Germany (AP) - West Ger- diate direct aid Tuesday, but was turned do
many approved $3.6 billion in aid for East by the government of Chancellor Helm
Germany yesterday to keep its economy afloat Kohl.
and prevent its citizens from fleeing in frustra- Both leaders hailed the landmark agreem
tion until the two nations become one. by the Soviet Union, the United States, Frar


Another $1 billion was approved to resettle
East Germans entering the West.
None of the money will go directly to the
government of Soviet Premier Hans Modrow,
who is likely to be ousted when the country
holds its first free elections on March 18.
Modrow had requested $9 billion in imme-

and Britain that sets up a procedure for formal
talks on reunification.
The talks will take place in two parts. The
two Germanys will first discuss merging their
economies and other domestic issues.
The second phase is to include the four
wartime powers and will deal with the military
allegiance of a united Germany. The United

Nominees for
Oscar revealed
by Tony Silber
With all the pomp and circumstance it could muster
at 5:00 a.m. yesterday in glitzy Beverly Hills, the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an-
nounced the 1990 Academy Award nominations with
the usual assortment of surprises and disappointments
that accompany this annual event. The 62nd Awards
presentation will be held March 26.
The biggest surprise of all was the nomination of
Field of Dreams, a fantasy about an Iowa farmer who
builds a baseball diamond for the deceased Shoeless Joe
Jackson, for best picture. The other nominees for Best
Picture are Born on the Fourth of July, My Left Foot,
Dead Poets Society, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Driving Miss Daisy, a comedy-drama about an
elderly Southern woman and her relationship with her
Black chauffer led all films with nine total nominations
including Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Actor
(Morgan Freeman) and Best Supporting Actor (Dan
T he Best Actor category looks to be one of the most
interesting, pitting early favorite Tom Cruise (Born in
the Fourth of July) against four extremely strong per-
formances - Robin Williams (Dead Poets Societvy)

Mandela says ANC is

willing to co
SOWETO, South Africa (AP) - The
African National Congress insists on full
Black voting rights, but it is willing to
compromise on other constitutional issues and
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of reporters, Mandela was asked whether the
ANC was willing to negotiate about its
demand for a one-person, one-vote system,
which would lead to black majority rule.
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