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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 110 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 16, 1990 Tepicign 190

Intent of



by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
Students and administrators are
reading two different meanings into
University President James Duder-
stadt's use of regental bylaw 2.01 to
discipline ice-hockey player Todd
Copeland for damaging a sorority
house. The bylaw allows the presi-
dent to take necessary action to pro-
tect the welfare of students and the
University community.
Students who oppose University
sanctions for any type of non-aca-
demic conduct say Duderstadt's deci-
sion demonstrates why further Uni-
versity regulations on student's lives
are unnecessary. They say the presi-
dent already has all the authority he
needs to punish students.
"It's a really touchy area," said
Jeff Johnson, an engineering senior
and Michigan Student Assembly
"Personally, I feel there are cer-
tain actions and limits to conduct
that can be tolerated... but it's tough
*to draw the line. I'm skeptical of
having a code... If President Duder-
stadt already has the authority(to dis-
cipline students), it seems to be re-
dundant to put a code in place."
Bruce Frank, a law student and
MSA member, questions whether
the president rightly has the author-
ity to discipline individual students.
"I think it's an expansive use of
bylaw 2.01. I don't know that it was
intended by that bylaw to (allow the
president to) act against individual
See BYLAW, Page 2

presidential seat
Overcomes opposition to consolidate power

MOSCOW (AP) - Mikhail
Gorbachev assumed a powerful pres-
idency yesterday despite surprisingly
strong opposition in the Soviet
Congress, and pledged to keep the
country from breaking up and mend
its economy with market-oriented re-
As the first Western-style presi-
dent in the country's history, Gor-
bachev strengthened his already
formidable powers and shifted them
further from the Communist Party
leadership to the government.
Gorbachev, mindful of the coun-
try's history of dictatorship and ter-
ror, promised deputies he would use
his new powers to nurture the Soviet
Union's "young and not fully devel-
oped democracy."
Voting results announced yester-
day at the Congress of People's
Deputies indicated a significant drop
in support for the Soviet leader since

he was chosen chairman of the So-
viet legislature in May. That posi-
tion was essentially a weak presi-
Congress elected Gorbachev to a
five-year term by a vote of 1,329 to
495. He was the only candidate.
His total was 800 votes less than
what he received one year ago, and
not much more than the 1,123 he
needed to win.
Yegor K. Ligachev, characterized
by reformers as a conservative power
on the Communist Party Politburo,
praised Gorbachev's election as "a
truly positive development, espe-
cially at a time of party and social
renewal, when both the party and so-
ciety are undergoing transformation."
One reform-minded deputy, Igor
Shamshev, said Gorbachev had lost
the support of extreme conserva-
tives and radical reformers, but held
the moderates.

Gorbachev will have wide powers
to propose legislation, negotiate
treaties, veto bills, appoint the
Council of Ministers and void its de-
cisions, declare war if the country is
attacked, and under certain conditions
impose direct presidential rule.
President Bush called Gorbachev
"a reasonable man" and said he was
not troubled that Gorbachev has had
his powers strengthened.
"They've come out of the totali-
tarianism of the past. I don't see it
as a threat," Bush said.
Gorbachev said he would work to
keep the Soviet Union from break-
ing apart and would be the president
for all of the more than 100 nation-
alities living in the country.
"The president must feel and act
not as a representative of a certain
layer of society or political leaning,
but as a person trusted by the entire
nation," he said.

Placing his hand on a copy of the Soviet constitution on a table in the
dais of the Congress of People's Deputies yesterday, President Mikhail
Gorbachev recites an oath, thus starting a four-year term as the Soviet
Union's first executive president.

City candidates debate environmental issues

by Josh Mitnick
Daily City Reporter
Ann Arbor City Council candi-
dates disagreed on how to achieve a
sound environment for the city in a
forum last night on how the city
should cope with environmental is-
All of the candidates running in

passage of city ballot proposal "A."
If passed, the proposal would autho-
rize the city to spend $28 million on
solid waste clean-up. The money
would be used for:
weekly recycling service
t a materials recover facility to
process recyclables
a composte processing facility

rent landfill areas.
In addition to Proposal A, candi-
dates discussed environmental issues
ranging from the preservation of
Ann Arbor's natural features, such
as trees and wetlands, to the prospect
of city-wide mandatory recycling.
The candidates were divided over a
proposed natural features ordinance,
which would require developers to
preserve certain environmental areas
as dictated by the city. Democratic

candidates voiced support for such an
ordinance while Republican candi-
dates said enacting the proposal was
unnecessary and potentially illegal.
Councilmember Ingrid Sheldon
(R-Second Ward) said the city's cur-
rent natural features guidelines are
adequate enough to protest against
development. Under the existing
guidelines, developers are required to
reach an agreement with the city on
which natural features will be pre-

However, Valerie Ackerman, a
Democratic/Green candidate in the
Second Ward, said the city's current
policy is not adequate. Trees will
continue to be taken down and wet-
lands will continue to be drained,
Ackerman said. "We need an ordi-
nance with (legal) teeth in it."
Candidates also disagreed over the
environmental implications of con-
See Forum, Page 2

the April 2 elections attempted to to process yard waste
portray themselves as environmen- a new landfill disposal area
talists and pledged support for the clean up and closure of a cur-

Gadhafi threatens
retaliation over
chemical plant fire

ROME (AP) - A fire caused ex-
tensive damage to a Libyan chemical
plant suspected of producing poison
gas, and Libyan leader Col. Moam-
mar Gadhafi yesterday threatened to
punish West Germany if its agents
set the blaze.
West Germany, whose companies
helped build the plant, denied the ac-
cusation and filed a protest with
Libya over an angry demonstration
outside Bonn's embassy in the
Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Gadhafi insisted that the heavily
guarded plant in Rabta, 60 miles
southwest of Tripoli, was designed
to produce only pharmaceuticals. But
he said Libya would pay millions of
dollars to any company willing to
build it a chemical weapons facility.
"In such eventuality, I will sign
the contract myself unhesitatingly,"
Gadhafi was quoted as saying by
Libya's official JANA news agency,
which was monitored in Rome.

He said Libya would not hesitate
to manufacture weapons of "total
devastation" if it had the ability, but
he said it would take 20 years for
Libya to develop such weapons.
Libya was accused of using chemical
weapons in its war against Chad.
The plant, once described by CIA
Director William Webster as the
world's largest chemical weapons
factory, caught fire Wednesday.
There were conflicting reports about
damage and how the fire started.
ABC News quoted unidentified
Libyan security sources as claiming
the plant was burned to the ground
by U.S. and Isreali agents. The
United States and Israel denied in-
Mahmoud Azzabi, press secretary
at Libya's U.N. mission in New
York, said there was speculation
saboteurs infiltrated Libya from
neighboring Tunisia.
See LYBIA, Page 5

Shanty in shambles I.--V
The Diag shanty honoring Palestinians killed in the Infitadah was destroyed. Palestinian Solidarity Committee member Muzammal Ahmed said the
structure was knocked down over spring break and doesn't know if it was vandalism or malicious destruction for political reasons. "We're leaving
down (temporarily) right now to show how much intolerance of expressing ideas there is." He said the structure, erected in March 1988, has been
knocked down about 12 times.


'M' basketball teams head into NCAA
Men will try to rise above first Women move on to second
round challenger Illinois St. round game against NC State

by Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer
Michigan has reached the NCAA
basketball tournament in the last
five seasons -- and in four of the
five appearances the Wolverines
have been prohibitive favorites over
their first-round opponents.
Though the Wolverines have

Boise State had a chance to tie in
the final minute.
Tonight (9 p.m., Channel 2),
Illinois State will take its shot at
Goliath. The Redbirds rallied from a
6-9 start to finish 18-12 and win
the Missouri Valley Tournament.
The Redbirds will have to over-
come a severe size disadvantage. 6-

by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer

The Michigan women's basket-
ball team might have to play to
perfection to overcome North Caro-
lina State Saturday in Raleigh,
N.C. The Wolfpack (24-5) are
ranked 11 th in the nation by both
the USA Today and Associated

This is the 15th season for ~
Wolfpack coach Kay Yow. Since
the women's NCAA tournament
began nine years ago, Yow has lead
her team to eight appearances. k
North Carolina State took first
place in the Atlantic Coast Con-
ference with a 12-2 record, but lost
to Virginia, 67-64, in the con-




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