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SPOILII

Gymnasts fail to qualify
for NCAA championships
. Profile of 'M' catcher Julie Cooper
Baseball and softball supplements

OPINION
Don't infringe upon
a professor's rights

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ARTS
Keanu Reeves with a beard

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4irnla
Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 126 Ann Arbor, ihgan -Monday, April9,1990 The *aiy

6,500
turn out
#for MSA
elections
by Daniel Poux
Daily MSA Reporter
Over 6,500 students turned out at
the polls for. Michigan Student
*Assembly's spring elections, two
thousand more than voted in last
year's presidential elections, and two
times the number to cast their bal-
lots two years ago.
Several schools set new records
for voter turnout, including the
School of Natural Resources and the
Law school, which both recorded
over 35 percent voter turnout.
In addition, over 25 percent of
* Engineering students cast ballots in
the elections, and almost 22 percent
of LSA students voted.
"There are several reasons for the
high turnout," said MSA General
Counsel Mike Donovan, an Engi-
neering Senior. "Both parties cam-
paigned much more than in past
elections, and we had many more
polling sites and polling hours this
time."
S But MSA Elections Director Re-
becca Gebes explained the large
turnout in terms of increased num-
bers of polling sites and the expan-
sion of site hours.
"There was a big turnout in the
small schools because we gave them
See VOTERS, Page 2

The Action Party (Act)
Aaron Williams/Christine Chilimigras 2207
Conservative Coalition (CC)
Robert Hershfield/Angie Williams 586
Student Impact (SI)
Alexander Isaac/Denise Bach
Student Activities Coalition (SAC) 155
School rep winners
(ranked by points/votes earned)
LSA Engineering
Lisa Schwartzman (Act) William Cosnowski, Jr. (CC)
Lynn Chia (Act) Brian N. Johnson (CC)
Jennifer.Dykema (Act) Architecture
Stephanie Andelman (Act)J
Amy Arnett (Act) John Lapin (Write-in)
Paula Church (Act)Ar
Melissa Burke (CC) Art
Aberdeen Marsh (Act) Elizabeth Moldenhauer (Act)
Hunter Van Valkenburgh (Act) Social Work
Rackham TIE: Results to be announced
Eric Baumann (Act) Pharmacy
Jeff Gauthier (Act) TIE: Results to be announced
Ken Miller (Act)N
Michael Kline (Act) Nursing
Business Stefanie Brown (SI)
Matt Benson (Indep.) Dentistry
Steven J. Kahl (CC) Mike Marderosian (Write-in)
Nat. Resources Education
Mark Aitken (Act) Marcia A. Powers (SI)
Board for Student Publications
Undergraduate: Graduate:
Mark T. Hiller (CC) Peter Mooney (Indep.)
Jonathan Paine (Indep.)
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Action

wins

big

in

electilons

Van Valey captures presidency;

Action takes 15 of 27

by Daniel Poux
Daily MSA Reporter
After a record voter turnout, Jen-
nifer Van Valey, Action Party candi-
date, was declared Friday night the
new Michigan Student Assembly
president.
In addition to capturing the pres-
idency, Action candidates won 15 of
27 MSA seats available in the
spring elections.
Van Valey and her vice-presiden-
tial running mate Angie Burks, an
LSA first-year student, defeated Con-
servative Coalition incumbent Aaron
Williams, an Engineering senior,
and his running mate Christine
Chilimigras, an LSA sophomore, by
slightly more than 200 votes.
In the individual school races,
Action won eight of the nine LSA
seats, and most of the spots in the
smaller schools.
Action won all four seats in
Rackham, as well as the positions
for the Art, Law, and Natural Re-
sources schools.
"I'm so happy that our campaign
was successful," Van Valey said.
"We worked hard and told the truth,

and the students liked that."
"It's going to be a fantast
she said. "People are readyt
work and turn this as
around."
Action Party organizer an
ham representative Corey
was also pleased with the
victory.
"Jennifer's going to be
president," Dolgon said.
much more in touch with o
dent leaders, and she's not co
with her image. I know she
rest of the new reps. are goi
a great job."
"The CC was right -- t
was on trial," Dolgon said,"
truth was told by the stud
this campus."
Dolgon credited Action's
to several factors.
"We had a great strategy
thing, and we worked damne
Dolgon said.
MSA General Counsell
Donovan said many studen
straight tickets for Action
voters for CC candidates w
consistent.

MSA seats
"Many CC candidates were cam-
ic year," paigning at the sites for them-
to go to selves," Van Valey explained. "Our
sembly site workers were stressing 'vote Ac-
tion', and that's what might have
id Rack- won it for us."
Dolgon The Conservative Coalition took
party's five seats, including both Engineer-
ing seats, a traditional CC
a great stronghold.
"She's The Coalition won two seats in
ther stu- the Medical and Business Schools,
)ncerned but the party leadership was disap-
and the pointed as a whole with the election
ng to do results.
"I'm astonished; I don't want to
he truth be too negative, but there was a lot
"and the of misrepresentation that went on in
Tents on this campaign," said LSA junior
Melissa Burke, the only CC member
s victory to win an LSA seat. "A lot of peo-
ple based their vote on negative
'for one things they heard about the Coali-
d hard," tion, rather than on issues."
Coalition presidential candidate
Michael Aaron Williams said students were
ts voted confused about the campaign issues.
i, while "We tried to keep our campaign
eren't as as clean as possible," Williams said.
See ACTION, page 2

4.

'Woman raped near Ann
Arbor Public Library

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by Mike Sobel
Daily Crime Reporter
An unidentified man raped a 20-year-old
University student next to the Ann Arbor Pub-
lic Library at approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday,
according to Ann Arbor Police reports.
The woman told police she was walking
home alone from a concert at the Blind Pig,
located at 208 S. First Street, when she
stopped to look at a construction site behind
the Ann Arbor Public Library at 343 S. Fifth
Ave.
When the woman crawled under a chain to
take a closer look at the site, a man in his late
20's appeared and called to her. The woman re-
ported she tried to leave the area by scaling a
chain link fence but the man caught up to her,

seized her by the back of the neck, and threat-
ened to shoot her.
Police said the man pulled the woman
backward and struck her twice in the face with
his fist. It was unclear whether or not the man
had a gun, police added.
The woman told police that when she of-
fered to give the man money from her purse or
take him to a bank machine to withdraw cash,
he told her, "That's not good enough."
The man then grabbed the student, dragged
her further into the construction site and raped
her, police said.
The woman was taken to the University
hospital, treated and released, police added.
The woman gave a vague description of the
man to police who are still seeking a suspect.

Reps. elected to Board
for Student Publications

Ruth Littmann
Daily Staff Writer
Two independent candidates and a Conserva-
tive Coalition Party member won positions on
the Board for Student Publications in last
wueek's student government elections.
Peter Mooney, a first-year law student, won
the graduate position. Independent Jonathan
Payne, an LSA senior, and Conservative
Coalition Party member Mark Hiller, an LSA
junior, won the two undergraduate positions.
The Board oversees the financial operations
of The Michigan Daily, The Gargoyle, a hu-
mor magazine, and The Michiganensian, the
University's yearbook.
Elections for the Board have not taken
place in recent years; instead the Michigan
Student Assembly has appointed the student
representatives.
"We've seen elections recently in East
Germany and it's great that the trend is being
followed here in the Board for Student Publica-
tions," said Mooney, who beat Rackham grad-
uate student Henry Park by 91 votes.
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paper which calls the administration a lot of
things. The Board is another way the adminis-
tration can get a foothold over the publica-
tions."
Payne said, as a "long-haired, ear-pierced,
communist," he will not be accepted by faculty
members on the Board.
"I think it's going to be a very acrimonious
situation," he forecasted. "I think there's no
way they'll allow me to have a significant im-
pact. I'll be more of a watchdog."
Mooney, who served as an interim board
representative last term, said, "I've never seen
the Board try to interfere with the Daily's edi-
torial policy. My stance will be as long as fac-
ulty members on the Board respect the Daily's
independence, I think we can work together on
the real issues that concern the Board, which
are financial issues, not editorial issues."
Last week, the Conservative Coalition was
criticized for publicizing its campaign with
flyers which included "Daily reform" as a party
goal. The Coalition posted signs on classroom
blackboards stating "Get back at the Daily:

"According to a recent survey, who are the top five environmentalists?" Earth Week members play Environmental Feud
at their diag rally last Friday.
Earth Week rally aims for group
effort to save the environment

by Catherine Fugate
Daily Staff Writer
People must unite in order to change
the status quo.
The Earth Week 1990 Committee
made group action the theme for its rally
Friday afternoon, featuring speakers, a
mock game show and music.
The rally focused on the positive
aspects of environmental change.
"We wanted to create a positive en-
ergy with the audience instead of holding
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gether," she said.
After Rosenfeld spoke, the crowd
played "Environmental Feud," a game in
which the audience was asked to name
answers for questions dealing with envi-
ronmental issues. Some of the answers
were humorous, while others dealt with
the more serious issue of preserving the
environment.
Members of the Earth Week 1990
committee then shared the findings of the
Environmental Audit, a nationwide sur-

lons each - of radioactive waste every
year.
The committee relayed good news as
well. The University has one of the best
energy conservation records in the coun-
try, due to the steam power plant which
provides electricity to all of the Univer-
sity's buildings.
The rally ended with a musical per-
formance from Corey Dolgon, Michigan
Student Assembly's Rackham representa-
tive. His first number, an original work
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