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CLIMATE
Continued from page 1
from (a professor in the) philosophy
department. In class, he would use
many examples, from male to fe-
male each time. He did that with his
third-person pronouns (he, she) too.
People reacted posJtively to that
style and I have begun to use that
language style more myself," the
student wrote.
Carson said the brochure, to be
distributed in the fall, will recom-
mend the inclusion of women schol-
afs on syllabi and the use of gender-
neutral language in lectures.
The President's Advisory Com-
mission on Women's Issues is
"completely supportive of this pro-
ject and will find the- resources to
fund it through various methods,"
said Shirley Clarkson, commission
member and assistant to the presi-
dent.
MURDER
Continued from page 1
"He (Christopher) knew the
bouncers," Keel said. "They told him
to go outside and start the fight."
Both Dooley's and the Ann Arbor
Police declined comment Keel's al-
legations.
Ann Arbor Police Captain Gary
Kistka did say, however, that Doo-
ley's has been under fire for serving
alcohol to minors.
"We've historically had a prob-
lem with those guys," Kistka said.
Keel added she was close to
Moore during his high school years
at Plymouth-Salem..
"He was not a trouble-maker,"
she said. "I can't believe he went to
a bar and now he's dead."
LEADERS
Continued from page 1
Sheeren Rothman, a Rackham grad-
uate student, and Marc Samuels, an
LSA senior, won Individual
Achievement Awards.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Michigan Cares About Aids, Recy-
cle U-M, Society of Women Engi-
neers, U of M Ambassadors and U of
M Friends of Common Ground re-
ceived Group Achievement Awards.
Rothman, a Rackham graduate
student, said the accolade represented
"a nice pat on the back for a job I
would have done anyway." Roth-
man received an Individual Achieve-

The last Laughtracks
brings big headliner

by Julie Foster
Daily Staff Writer
He who laughs last laughs best.
Those who attended the last
Laughtracks of the year last night
got the best laughs as they watched
the best comedians on campus.
Laughtracks featured: Tom Frank,
Rich Eisen, John Heffron and Jason
Arlington. These students placed the
highest in the Certs' U.S. College
Competition in January.
Frank was the emcee for the
evening, and professional comedian
Tim Allen was the headliner.
Allen appeared in his first Laugh-
tracks about five years ago. When
asked why he was returning he said,
"I don't know. I'm only off for one
day and I find myself working."
Allen, who just flew in from Los
Angeles after completing six con-
certs, is due in Philadelphia tomor-
row for two more.
He has also been in McDonald's
ment Award primarily because of her
involvement with Recycle U-M.
Rothman said her actions "helped
bring a positive change by raising
consciousness."
Berger, LSA senior and another
Achievement Award winner, said, "I
am very honored. I am excited about
great groups receiving recognition as
well. I am graduating in two-and-a-
half weeks and it is a great feeling to
be recognized."
A committee of nine faculty
members and one Michigan Student
Assembly representative selected the
students for awards based on three
criteria; leadership abilities, quality
and quantity of support given to the
community, and creativity in im-
plementing their ideas, said Terrance
Brown, Associate Director of the
Comprehensive Studies Program and
Selection Committee Chair.
POLICY
Continued from page 1
remark knowing there is a lesbian or
gay man in the class, the University
is prohibited from taking action.

commercials - battling over Big
Macs and McChicken sandwiches.
He said he is scheduled for a one
hour comedy special to appear on
Showtime, which is to be filmed
June 8.
Frank, the host for the evening,
recently went to Daytona beach to
participate in the finals of the U.S.
College Comedy Competition,
where he took first place.
Frank's father, who attended the
show last night said, "He comes
from a long line of people who are
funny, or at least think they are."
"My dad is very funny, but you
really have to know him to under-
stand his humor," Frank replied.
Kerry Birmingham, chair of
Laughtracks, said this year has been
incredibly successful for Laugh-
tracks. She said Laughtracks moved
its shows from every other week to
once a week due to the its popular-
ity.
"The University ought to be able
to take action (without proving) the
person who did the harassing
intended to do it," said Julie Steiner,
director of the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center
(SAPAC).
"Intent is not the question," she
explained. "It's the effect on the
harassed. If I gave a hug - even if
my intention is to show that I care
- if they feel intimidated, it's
harassment."
But intent is important,
Lowenstein said. "You can't enforce
a penalty against someone who
makes an honest mistake," she said.
"That's why there are insanity pleas"
for people who are unable to predict
the consequences of their actions.
Though the main problems dealt
with by the advisory committees and
the University administration have
been those of constitutionality and
the proper role of the University in
students' lives, the University could
face problems administering a
finalized policy.
Under the interim policy, as in
the former policy, students can file
complaints at one of seven
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"We have a real regular, consis-
tent crowd," she said.
These student comedians didn't
have an easy explanation for their
success. When Arlington was asked

'I do a lot of stuff on
being a kid, because
everyone usually was
one of them'
- John Heffron

what makes him one of the best, he
responded, "Actually, all of the other
guys are sick."
"I do a lot of stuff on being a kid,
because everyone usually was one of
them," said Heffron.
University offices or with
department chairs and faculty
members.
The person who receives the
complaint is supposed to determine
if it falls under the policy or is
protected by the First Amendment.
In his decision, Cohn criticized
the system for leaving the definition
of First Amendment rights to people
who were often not trained in
constitutional law.
In the instancesin which action
was taken, Cohn found, "The
administrator's manner of enforcing
the policy was constitutionally
indistinguishable from a full-blown
prosecution... the policy was never
interpreted to reach protected
conduct."
Once the final policy is
implemented, the University will
spend more time educating people
about the nature of that policy,
President Duderstadt said.
"The policy which is in place is
much narrower and makes the job of
(establishing) uniformity much
easier," he said.
Even if the problems with the
policy can be worked out to make it
both legal and efficient, the
University must establish
educational programs to make people
aware of how their actions affect
others before it can accept a policy,
students on the committee said.
"A policy is not a cure-all," Van
Valey said. The University needs to
educate students, faculty and staff
about the problems behind
harassment and discrimination, she
said.
Education is the one area students
and the administration agree upon.
"Education is important,"
Duderstadt said. No matter the kind
of policy the University establishes,
he said, it will only be a "last
resort."

IN BIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
15 die on Lebanon school
bus during faction fighting
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A rifle-fired grenade slammed into a school
bus and exploded during Christian factional fighting yesterday, killing 11
schoolchildren and at least four other people.
A police spokesperson said the bus was hit while crossing into Chris-
tian east Beirut in the afternoon. It was bringing children back from
school in south Beirut. The grenade ignited the fuel tank.
"It couldn't be determined who fired the rifle grenade," said the
spokesperson, who cannot be named in line with regulations.
Gen. Michel Aoun's radio station accused gunners of Samir Geagea's
Lebanese forces militia of firing at the bus.
But the pro-Geagea Voice of Lebanon radio station called the hit
"mysterious."
Aoun and Geagea have been involved in a bloody power struggle for
control of the 310-square-mile Christian enclave for more than two
months. The showdown has killed 892 people and wounded 2,388 since it
started Jan. 30. Most victims have been civilians.
USSR cuts off Lithuania oil
MOSCOW - The Soviet Union yesterday shut off the supply of oil
from fhe Russian city of Polotsk to Lithuania's only refinery at approxi-
mately 9:30 p.m., imposing part of Mikhail Gorbachev's threatened eco-
nomic embargo on the breakaway Baltic republic, Lithuania spokesper-
sons said.
The official government statement, read by telephone to refinery direc-
tor Bronius Vainoras, said: "In accordance with the resolution of the
Council of Ministers, we are halting pumping of crude oil to your refin-
ery."
Lithuania is entirely dependent on the Soviet Union for all oil and gas,
and petroleum products are the Soviet Union's most profitable export.
Gorbachev said that unless Lithuania rolled back several laws support-
ing the declaration of independence, he would impose an embargo on key
supplies to the small Baltic republic of 3.8 million people.
Universities attack ROTC
gay men and lesbian policy
WASHINGTON - Major universities are warning the Pentagon that a
military policy barring homosexuals from service is generating pressure
to oust ROTC from campuses.
"The contradiction between the university's principle of non-discrimi-
nation against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation, and the pres-
ence of an ROTC that does not discriminate, cannot exist on the cam-
puses indefinitely," John M. Deutch, provost of the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology said in a letter to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney.
The Department of Defense has declined to comment on the campus
pressure.
February shows smallest
trade deficit in six years
WASHINGTON - The United States in February recorded its small-
est trade deficit in more than six years, a $6.49 billion imbalance that re-
flected a sharp drop in oil imports, the government reported yesterday.
The Bush administration, which is counting on strong export growth
this year to boost a sluggish domestic economy, hailed the dramatic nar-
rowing of the deficit.
But some private economists cautioned that the improvement could be
short-lived, contending that the trimmer deficit came primarily from a
huge 20 percent drop in oil imports that's not likely to be sustained.
The Commerce Department said February's trade gap was down 30
percent from a $9.32 billion January deficit. It was the best trade showing
since December 1983, when the deficit was $5.68 billion.
Imports fell by 7.6 percent, to $38.12 billion, while U.S. exports to-
taled $31.63 billion, a modest one percent decline from an all-time high
for exports set in January.
U.S. Court bans child porn in
Ohio, other states may follow
WASHINGTON - States may make it a crime to possess or look at
child pornography, even in one's home, the Supreme Court said yesterday
as it imposed new limits on freedom of expression and privacy.
Voting 6-3, the justices upheld an Ohio law aimed at stamping out
such material by punishing those who buy it, not only those who sell it.
Besides Ohio, 18 states already have laws against possessing child
pornography. Ohio's law has been described as the nation's toughest.
Conservatives cheered the decision, saying it gives states a blueprint

for tough legislation.
Beverly LaHaye of Concerned Women for America said every state
should "take advantage of this decision and immediately begin to crack
down on this depraved and contemptible exploitation of children."
But Justice William Brennan, in an opinion dissenting from the court
ruling, said the law is so vague and so sweeping that it might ban the en-
gravings of nude children "that adorn our courtroom."
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