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Vol. CI, No.16 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 27, 1990 The Mihian aiiy
'U' students face cutbacks in free legal representation

*by Henry Goldblatt
University students desiring free
legal representation will now have to
wait three weeks to see an attorney.1
And the attorney may no longer
even be able to accompany a student
to court.
These are just some of the diffi-
culties facing students in need of a
lawyer because of an acute lack of
*niversity funding for Student Legal
Services (SLS).
The University's Board of Re-
gents' denial of a Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) request for a $.44
Two men
by Sarah Schweitzer
Daily Staff Reporter
Two men attacked Air Force Re-
serve Officer Training Corps
(ROTC) junior Sharon Brecher while
she was in uniform in the stairwell
of her apartment building early
Monday morning.
At about 8:30 a.m., Brecher was
making her way down the stairs of
the Willowtree Apartment Building
located off of Plymouth Road, when
two men blocked her passage, she
Brecher said she asked them to let
her pass but the two men did not
move and began screaming vulgar
comments at her including deroga-
tory remarks about her gender and
her participation in the military.
After a brief pause, the men be-
gan speaking loudly and rapidly in a
foreign language which Brecher
could not identify.
After the verbal assault, one of
the men turned around as though he
were going to leave, but instead
spun around and slapped her with the
back of his hand, Brecher said. The
force of the slap caused Brecher to
fall back against the wall of the
Brecher said the other man, who
had stood by and watched while his
*companion hit Brecher, pulled his
companion from the stairwell and
the two ran away together.
Brecher said she left the apart-
ment complex and drove to North
Hall - where ROTC is housed -
and told ROTC officers what had
happened to her. The officers re-
ported the attack to the University
security force and took Brecher to the
See ASSAULT, Page 2

fee increase this summer resulted in
the cuts at SLS.
SLS - which is funded solely
by MSA-collected money - has cut
one attorney position.
In addition to the increase denial,
SLS attorney Nicholas Roumel said
MSA has cut their budget by
$6,000. Of the three organizations
which receive funding from the
MSA fee - SLS, the Ann Arbor
Tenant's Union, and MSA - SLS
received the biggest cut from their
MSA President Jennifer Van Va-

ley said the budget cuts were agreed
upon this summer because of
MSA's deficit.
SLS has lost its director and
most senior attorney because of the
cutback, said Roumel. He added that
SLS does plan to hire a third attor-
ney when they receive approval from
their Board of Directors comprised of
SLS staff members, students, and
The result of the cutback is a
doubled case load for the remaining
two attorneys, and the removal of
continuing education and training

services for the SLS staff. cases they accept. In some instances,
As a result, SLS lawyers have SLS will now give advice as op-
'As attorneys are responsible to people they
already have as clients, they need to turn
away cases that they would have accepted (in
the past). When students go in to seek advice,
and legal consultation, they won't be able to
get the kind of quality they got in the past'
- Jim Allen
SLS student volunteer

with a client, Roumel said.
"Right now the attorneys have
upwards of 300 open cases. We don't
open every case that we see -we
have students in all the time," said
Jim Allen, a student volunteer fof
"Each of the two attorneys are
handling over 100 cases at the pre-
sent time," Roumel said.
SLS has reduced student consulta-
tion time with attorneys from four
days a week to two.
"As attorneys are responsible to
See CUTBACK, Page 2

become more selective in the type of

posed to sending an attorney to court



into Strategic



Gov't plans to sell 5 million
barrels, stabilize oil prices

What a rush
(From I-r) Christine Kazewych, a first-year Engineering student, and Kelly Ryan and Kim Carpenter, LSA
sophomores, wait for their limosine before going to a formal dinner at Alpha Xi Delta, the sorority to which
they were recently admitted.

3 Iraqi planes land in
Jordan, violate embai
by the Associ~eated .:Pres enus SeretryDick Chney rwarned Baghal

CHICAGO (AP) - The White
House, claiming there was "no justi-
fication" for the recent run-up in oil
and gasoline prices, announced yes-
terday that President Bush had de-
cided to sell 5 million barrels of
crude oil from the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve.
The decision to tap the nation's
oil reserve was announced by White
House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwa-
The president is turning to the re-
serve to stabilize the oil market for
the first time since it was created in
1975. Oil was briefly pumped from
the reserve in 1985 to test the physi-
cal and bureaucratic systems for
moving it.
The price of crude oil has edged
toward $40 a barrel this week, nearly
twice the level when Iraq's occupa-
tion of Kuwait touched off the cur-
rent oil crisis.
Bush, in Chicago for a Republi-
can Party fundraiser, said in prepared
remarks, "the oil market is very
tight, with little spare capacity, there
is sufficient oil to meet current
Fitzwater said the decision to put
5 million barrels on the market was a
"test" and the president would take
"additional steps to stabilize energy
The reserve contains 590 million
barrels of crude oil.
Fitzwater said Bush was taking
the action to head off "those who
might seek profit by subverting the
sanctions" against Iraq.

"There is sufficient oil to meet
current needs," Fitzwater said.
"Oil markets have simply not
taken into account additional produc-
tion coming on stream."
Industry experts have estimated
that production in other countries
has restored about two-thirds of the
4.8 million daily barrels of oil pro-
duction removed from world mar-
ket's by Iraq's takeover of Kuwait on
Aug. 2 and the world embargo
against Iraqi-Kuwaiti oil.
Fitzwater quoted Bush as saying
there was "no justification for the in-
tensive and unwarranted speculation
in oil futures" that has driven the
price to about $39 a barrel in the
United States.
Fitzwater offered no estimate of
how much prices would decline as a
result of the sales, but he did say, "I
would expect it to have a downward
"Should the oil situation deterio-
rate," Fitzwater said, the president
was "prepared to bring additional oil
on the market" from the reserve.
While insisting there is no oil
shortage in the United States "at this
time," Fitzwater said, "this is to
make sure the system works."
The spokesperson said, "Frankly,
there is no way to justify" price in-
creases that sent oil soaring from
$24 a barrel to $39 a barrel over the
past week.
"We need to make it clear that we
do have oil available to put on the
market," Fitzwater said.


Three Iraqi passenger planes
touched down yesterday in Jordan,
but Jordan later said it would halt all
flights to and from Iraq to comply
with a U.N. air embargo. Iraq ac-
cused Washington of bribing
Moscow to back the U.N. sanctions.
In a sign that the sanctions are
hurting Iraqis, Baghdad also an-
nounced it would extend rationing to
rice, flour and cooking oil.
The United States reportedly
planned "a show of force" by sending
its first American aircraft carrier into
the Persian Gulf in 16 years, and De-

that an Iraqi military strike was in-
creasingly likely.
U.S. officials encountered reser-
vations yesterday by allies on a
fund-raising campaign to collect
the billions of dollars needed in the
gulf crisis.
The passengers aboard the regu-
larly scheduled Iraqi Airways planes
landing in Amman included nine ex-
pelled French diplomats and 11 Bri-
tons stranded during Iraq's invasion
of Kuwait on Aug. 2. It was not
known what their cargo holds con-
tained. The planes all returned to

Earlier Tuesday, Jordanian offi-
cials said the passenger aircraft were
not included in the embargo resolu-
tion passed Tuesday by the U.N. Se-
curity Council.
However, Jordanian Foreign Min-
ister Marwan Kasim said Jordan
would comply fully with the em-
bargo and halt passenger flights to
and from Iraq, including freedom
flights for Westerners stranded in Iraq
and Kuwait.
"Jordan has continued to allow a
minimum number of flights by the
See GULF, Page 5

College costs increase five to eight percent nationwide
NEW YORK (AP) - A year at northern states, if the overall According to the survey, fixed year. Those rates rose an average 8 fixed costs average $8,484, an 8 of Independent Colleges and
college will cost an average of 5 inflation rate worsens and a recession charges at four-year private percent over the 1988-89 school percent increase from $7,912 last Universities in Washington, D.C.
m thi 1 aoccurs institutions - including tuitions, year. year. Tuition and fees at two-year The survey's national averages

percent w aU 0 jercntAmr ins t a
slight lessening in the decade-long
spell of higher education inflation,
according to an annual survey
released yesterday.
But some officials fear the
encouraging trend may end soon,
especially at colleges in oil-sensitive

The survey by the College Board
found that Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is the nation's priciest
college this fall: an estimated
$22,945, counting tuition, fees,
room and board, books and supplies,
transportation, and other expenses.

fees, and room and board - average
$13,544, an 8 percent increase from
last year's $12,557. A year ago,
such charges rose 9 percent.
At four-year public universities,
fixed costs average $4,970, up 7
percent from $4,715 the previous

Tuition rates for University of
Michigan students rose 6.5 percent
for in-state students, 9 percent for
out-of-state students. Michigan
residents pay $3486 in tuition a
At two-year private colleges,

public institutions average $884, up
5 percent from last year's $841. Few
such institutions provide room and
"That's progress, though not
dramatic," said Richard Rosser,
president of the National Association

are weighted to take enrollment into
account. Colleges with large
enrollments count more heavily than
smaller schools.
At their worst, costs at public
and private institutions rose in
See TUITION, Page 5

GOP reps. say Bush may drop.

capital gai
dent Bush may be willing to drop
his demand for a cut in the capital
gains tax, Republican members of
Congress said yesterday, a compro-
mise that could spur a budget agree-
ment and avert disruptive cuts in
government services.
Bush said nothing about his re-
ported change in position as he cam-
paigned for Republican candidates in
Ohio. Instead, he said, "the hangup

ns tax cut demand

said Democrats have made several of-
fers in the recent bargaining ses-
"To begin a series of charges or
counter-charges... at this stage is not
helpful," Foley said. "It is damaging
to the talks, though we're determined
it not be critically damaging."
'If and when the ax,
falls, the Democratic
Congress knows that

it "highly misleading and damag-
Hundreds of unionized federal
workers rallied outside the Capitol at
noon to demand a quick solution to
the budget crisis. They carried signs
reading, "Your furlough begins Nov.
6, Election Day," and "Congress,
you do your jobs so we can do
The rally was organized by the
American Federation of Government
Emnlovees. which renresents



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