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Illinois' Assembly Hall: A different
world than Crisler


Who is taking the fall for Cristani?

Glory, Glory hallelujah

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 73

Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, January 17, 1990

The Michigan Daily



LSA gov't finally

*By Daniel Poux
Daily MSA Reporter



The LSA Student Government
ended the ongoing Michigan Student
Assembly election controversy last
night and announced its appoint-
ments for the nine LSA student seats
left vacant since the disputed De-
cember elections.
The newly appointed MSA offi-
cers Charles Dudley, Heidi Hayes,
Jason Krumholtz, Nick Mavrick,
Rob Reilly, Joe Sciorrotta,
Stephanie Simon, Jim Slavin and
Jennifer Van Valey took their seats
at last night's meeting.
The appointments close the book
on an MSA election fraught with
controversy. Several candidates
names were accidentally omitted
from the first day's ballots by
*'Michelle Putnam and Sumi Mal-
horta, the MSA elections directors.
The ballots were destroyed several
days after the election, denying the
elections court the chance to re-ex-
amine the ballots for other mistakes
or hold a recount. The Central Stu-
dent Judiciary, MSA's main judi-

ciary body, then declared the results
for the LSA representatives invalid.
The assembly charged the LSA-SG
with the responsibility of appointing
students to fill the nine vacancies.
The LSA-SG conducted inter-
views last Thursday and Friday, and
The following people
were appointed to MSA
last night
Charles Dudley (CH)
Heidi Hayes (CC)
Jason Krumholtz (CH)
Nick Mavrick (CH)
Rob Reilly (CC)
Joe Sciorrotta (CC)
Stephanie Simon (IND)
Jim Slavin (CC)
Jennifer Van Valey (CH)
announced their decisions yesterday
before the assembly meeting.
The student government's ap-
pointments differed greatly from the
results of the disputed elections. Of

the nine appointees only Hayes,
Reilly, Sciorrotta, and Slavin, all
from the Conservative Coalition
Party, won spots in the disputed
elections. Four others, Dudley,
Krumholtz, Mavrick and Van Valey,
all Choice Party candidates, ran and
were defeated in the elections.
The ninth appointee, Stephanie
Simon, did not run in the December
elections but participated in the m-
terview process.
In other MSA business, the
assembly met Tuesday to recognize
the new members, and to nominate
officers to chair the various MSA
committees and commissions.
At stake during the nominating
procedure was control over 11 of
MSA's 12 committees and commis-
sions. Many members were con-
cerned that the Conservative Coali-
tion would gain control over many
of the committees, and continue to
consolidate its power base.
As of press time, the assembly
had not come to any decision on the
committee chairs.

Worker surfaces
Construction worker Tim Chuba takes a break from repairing concrete underground.

Nurses reach tentative

By Joanna Broder
Health Issues Reporter
The University of Michigan's
Professional Nurses Council (the
nurse's union) and the University
hospital administration reached a ten-
tative contract agreement late last
week. Spokespeople for the union's
1700 members have been negotiat-
ing for a new contract since March.
While Deborah Stoll, the acting
spokesperson for the nurses' union,
said she was pleased with the
prospective agreement, she refused to
comment on the contract's specific

Stoll said the details would be-
come accessible to the public only if
the nurses were to ratify the contract.
Presently, the date for ratification
has not been confirmed, but Stoll
said it would probably take place
early next week.
The tentative agreement was
reached in Detroit by representatives
from both parties. Toni Shears, a
public information officer for the
University Medical Center, is opti-
mistic the contract will be ratified.
She said spokespeople for the union

feel it's a good contract.
Negotiations for a contract ac-
ceptable to both sides have been in
the workings since last March. The
nurse's former contract expired at
midnight May 30. Mike Harrison, a
public information officer for the
medical center, said both parties then
agreed to extend the contract on a
week to week basis. On July 19,
however, the nurses union went on
Hospital administrators requested
an injunction ordering the nurses
back to work because the strike was

affecting hospital patients' health
care. In early August, Washtenaw
County Circuit Court Judge Melinda
Moriss issued an injunction ordering
the nurses back to work. In addition,
Moriss assigned a state appointed
fact finder to assist the hospital and
Nurses' Union in their contract ne-
Harrison said the fact finder
served as an impartial third person:
He was there "to make not a ruling
but a judgement." In early December
the finder wrote a report with his
recommendations for a fair contract.


doesn't back panel

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
A panel discussion on the issue
of self-determinism for Palestinian's
and Black South Africans was held at
the University of Michigan-Dear-
born yesterday despite Dearborn
Chancellor Blenda Wilson's decision
that the University would not spon-
sor the forum.
The forum, part of a week long
schedule of events held in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was
held yesterday afternoon at the Dear-
born campus.

Chancellor says too little was
known about forum. content

Though the University was orig-
inally supposed to sponsor the panel
discussion, Wilson decided Monday
night that she and the committee she
appointed to schedule events for the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
did not know enough about the fo-
rum's contents and pulled the Uni-
versity's support for the program.
"There were last minute changes

and a lack of information on what
the program would present," Wilson
explained, adding she did not feel the
University could present a program
without knowing its contents.
The day before the program, Wil-
son said she learned there were to be
films added to the presentation which
no one on the committee had

Students on the committee said
the University pulled its backing
from the program in response to a
letter mailed to Wilson and to Uni-
versity President James Duderstadt
prior to January 10th.
The letter, written by Dearborn
Humanities Prof. Lawrence Berkove,
complained because the forum did
not present an Israeli perspective of
Palestinian self-determinism.
Student committee members said
they were willing to provide an Is-
raeli perspective and worked the day
See DEARBORN, page 7

Just Kidding
Matt Schlien, an actor with the Just Kidding Comedy group, passes out
fliers on the Diag for the group's Friday show at the Michigan Theatre.

Moscow sends more
.troops to Caucasus



MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin sent more
than 11,000 reinforcements, including Red
Army units, to the Caucasus yesterday to halt
a civil war between Armenians and Azerbaija-
nis that has killed 56 people.
New clashes were reported, and Tass said
2,000 people armed with anti-aircraft guns and
other artillery were massing on hills around
WNagorno-Karabakh, a disputed district that has
become a flashpoint for the neighboring
groups' ethnic hatreds.
Combatants in the region 1,250 miles
southeast of Moscow had seized stores of hand
grenades, the Interior Ministry said. In Arme-
nia, "demands are being made to arm citizens
and send them to Nagorno-Karabakh," accord-
ing to the official news agency, and the gov-
ernment newspaper Izvestia reported 16 attacks
1on weapons depots in 24 hours by Armenians
hunting for Runs.

biguously be termed a civil war," correspon-
dent 0. Shapovalov wrote in the newspaper
Komsomolskaya Pravda.
"The madness is continuing," an editor at
Armenia's official Armenpress news agency
said from Yerevan, the republic's capital.
Gorbachev and the Soviet Presidium de-
clared a state of emergency in the strife-torn
mountain area Monday night, empowering the
government to deploy units of the Soviet
army, navy and KGB to protect lives and guard
vital installations such as railroads.
Internal security troops already in the region
have been incapable of halting the most pro-
tracted ethnic conflict in Gorbachev's nearly
five-year tenure as Kremlin leader, said by
Izvestia yesterday to threaten his entire cam-
paign for "perestroika," or economic and social

:ozoreleases ozone
harming agents
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan industries are
among the nation's top sources of three types of chemi-
cal pollution blamed for destruction of ozone in the
Earth's atmosphere, the Natural Resources Defense
Council said yesterday.
The environmental group reported that Michigan
companies released 4.9 million pounds of methyl chlo-
roform into the atmosphere in 1987, the last year for
which complete figures were available. The amount was
10th highest among all states.
Michigan industries emitted 1.4 million pounds of
CFC113, the 12th-highest amount nationwide, and
145,287 pounds of carbon tetrachloride, eighth highest,
the report said.
It said 3,014 factories nationwide - including 108
in Michigan - reported emissions of the chemicals to
the Environmental Protection Agency or to the NRDC.
The three chemicals are among those that, when re-
leased, can drift high into the atmosphere and deplete the

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