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CopYnght 1990
Vol. Cl, No.10 Ann Arbor, Michigan -vWednesday, September 19, 1990 The Mcigan aily
'U' gears up for campus deputization, reviews candidates

by Josephine Ballenger
Daily Crime Reporter
The University's Department of
Public Safety and Security is
currently reviewing applications for
six new deputized police officer
positions, and may have the fleet in
training within the next month,
Sergeant Vernon Baisden said.
The campus safety office will
ire approximately 24 deputized
officers during the next two to three
years. The University Board of
Regents approved the deputization
effort at its June meeting for the
stated purpose of providing better

security on campus.
New campus police officers -
who are required to have certification
from a State of Michigan police
academy - will receive in-house
training "because campus policing
differs from city policing," Sgt.
Baisden said.
Special training will take place
primarily on the University campus
and will address women's issues,
racism, and homophobia, and
"responding to a student
population," Baisden specified.
The closing date for applications
was mid-August, and steps in the

process include interviews, drug
testing, and psychological tests.
Those who have applied so far,
said Baisden, come from all over the
state and elsewhere, with the
majority from the Southeastern
Michigan area.
The Public Safety and Security
department will continue to employ
its 17 security officers and nine
supervisors, who will constitute a
newly-named "Security Division."
The deputized officers will make up
the "Police Division."
Security officers, unlike deputized
police officers, do not have the

authority to carry handguns, make
arrests, or execute warrants. Policies
for gun use are being finalized, Sgt.
Baisden said, "but typically
speaking, (weapons) are used only in
defense of the officer and/or a citizen
in danger."
The police officers will be sworn
to uphold state law and Regental
ordinances. They will not enforce
city ordinances.
In addition to maintaining its
own police force, the University will
continue to contract services from
the Ann Arbor Police Department
and a distinction between "campus"

and "off-campus" crimes will still
hold true. If a student is assaulted
downtown, for example, the case is
handled by city police. If a theft
occurs on the Diag, however,
University police will respond to the
Negotiated by Michigan
Association of Police and the
University, deputized officers' annual
salaries will range from $24,500 to
$28,250, depending on the
individuals' credentials, reported
Assistant Vice-President for
Personnel Jim Thiry.
Campus deputization has drawn

fire from many student groups
including the Michigan Student
Assembly and the campus branch of
the American Civil Liberties Union.
Both view the move as a restriction
of students' rights.
But University officials stand by
deputization as an effective measure
against campus crime.
"A significant increase in crime
in the last 10 years," warrants the
need for campus police officers, said
Sgt. Baisden. "Our campus is no
different from others in that it's not
a safe haven from crime."

Africa (AP) - The government said
yesterday it will charge Winnie
Mandela with kidnapping and
assault, a move that could endanger
its peace talks with her husband's
African National Congress.
Mrs. Mandela, wife of ANC
leader Nelson Mandela, will be
charged in the alleged abduction and
- atings of four young men at her
ome in December 1988. One of
them, 14-year-old Stompei Seipei,
was found dead.
Mrs. Mandela's bodyguard, Jerry
Richardson, was convicted of mur-
dering Seipei and sentenced to death
last month. At his trial, the surviv-
ing victims testified that Mrs. Man-
dela, 56, beat them with a whip. She
*&as denied wrongdoing.
The announccment came as Man-
dela, the country's best-known black
leader, met with other ANC officials
to discuss the police crackdown on
black factional fighting in townships
around Johannesburg.
Mandela on Monday threatened to
suspend the peace talks if the gov-
rnment fails to halt the carnage that
has killed nearly 600 blacks since
August 12. Most of the fighting has
been between Xhosa and other black
ANC supporters and the Zulu-based
conservative Inkatha movement.
He said new police measures an-
nounced Saturday, including rein-
forcements, roadblocks, weapon
searches and mounted machine guns
on police vehicles, would be
"ineffective" and were a "license to
kill" for security forces.
Mandela has staunchly defended
his wife and might be encouraged by
supporters to break off talks if the
government proceeds with the prose-




MSA budget
Plan to reallocate funds will
be negotiated in coming week

Air Diag needs qualified pilots-apply now! ANTHONY M.CROLUDaily
U of M Flyers Kathy Mayo and Finlay Beaton take Business School graduate student John Sohn
"under their wing" in an introduction to the flying club yesterday on the Diag.
JeWIsh students prepare to
observe High Holy Days

by Annabel Vered
As the shofar blows to usher in
this year's Jewish High Holy Days,
some students will be heading home
after classes end today to observe
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year
of 5751.
Rosh Hashana, celebrating the
creation of the world, starts at sun-
down this evening. This begins the
High Holy Days, which come to an
end on Yom Kippur, ten days later.
The High Holy Days is a period
of solemn evaluation of oneself.
"The reason we go through Rosh
Hashana and Yom Kippur is to come
to terms with our past," said Joseph
Kohane, director of the Hillel Foun-
Some students, such as LSA
sophomore Jason Hirsch, will cele-
brate the holiday with their families.
"I'll be home for the night to have
dinner with my family and do what-
ever they have planned." Asked

whether he was excited to go home,
Hirsch said, "Well, I do need laundry
But for other students, going
home is not an option. Rachel
Weiss, LSA senior, said, "Home is
too far away, I'm from New Jersey.
But I am probably going to go to
some services and on Friday I am
having a Rosh Hashana dinner with
some friends."
Hillel will hold services tonight
and tomorrow for Orthodox and Re-
form Jews at the Berman center on
the corner of Hill St. and Washtenaw
Ave., and for Conservative Jews at
the Union Ballroom. Services are
also being held Friday for the second
day of Rosh Hashana.
In addition, Hillel is sponsoring
one of Rosh Hashana's traditions,
Tashlich, at the Huron River in the
Arb tomorrow afternoon. People
gather around a body of water to re-
cite prayers and symbolically cast

away their sins.
Another custom is the dipping of
apples in honey. Apples signify life
and honey signifies sweetness. Joel
Davidson, LSA senior, said, "You
say a prayer over the dipped apple
and ask for a sweet life for the new
year. "
The celebrations come to an end
on Yom Kippur, which starts at
sundown next Friday. On this Day
of Atonement, the Jewish people re-
sist self-indulging in luxurious
things, including food. "It's the
most solemn and holy day of the
year. Jews throughout the world fast
on Yom Kippur," Davidson said.
Hillel is sponsoring a Yom Kip-
pur Break Fast, an end to the day of
fasting, Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
"At the end of the process," said
Kohane, "you will have spiritually
advanced - spiritually be renewed
and refreshed."

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
An amendment to the Michigan
Student Assembly's 1990-91 budget
was tabled until next week's meeting
so committee chairs could submit
itemized budget requests for renego-
The original budget, which is
scheduled for final approval at next
week's meeting, contained cuts or
funding freezes for nearly all of
MSA's 16 committees and commis-
sions. The cuts were a result of a
freeze on student funding for the
assembly, approved by the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents at their July
An amendment to the budget,
presented by Engineering Rep.
Aaron Williams, would increase
funding for the Elections, External
Relations, Health Issues, Interna-
tional Students, and Minority Affairs
committees and commissions.
The amendment would also de-
crease funding for the Campus Gov-
ernance, Executive Officers, and
Rules and Elections committees, as
well as eliminate $1,000 in funding
for the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela
Center for Anti-Racist Education
"The BMC has gotten too much
money throughout its entire exis-
tence," Williams said.
The Central Student Judiciary
(CSJ), the assembly's judicial
branch, would also receive $1,200 in
Williams' proposal.
Controversy has recently sur-
rounded the funding for the External
Relations Committee (ERC), whose
budget was reduced by $1,200.
"The ERC cannot continue to
represent the student body effectively
with such cuts in its budget," said
ERC Vice Chair and LSA Rep.
Tony Barkow. "A primary purpose

of student government is to represent
its constituents to the outside world;
that should be the central priority of
The ERC represents students' is-
sues - such as lower tuition rates
and increased financial aid - to
lawmakers on the state and federal
level. The committee also works
with student lobby organizations.
The amendment would partially
restore ERC's funding to $3,500.
The 1989-90 budget for the commit-
tee was $4,200, and Chair Stephanie
Simon estimates this year's ex-
penses will reach $6,975.
'The (External
Relations Committee)
cannot continue to
represent the student
body effectively with
such cuts in its
- ERC Vice Chair Tony
"I think ERC does a lot of really
good work," said MSA President
Jennifer Van Valey. But, she contin-
ued, "to be realistic, we all have to
take budget cuts. I hope we can all
work within the money we have."
The only increases in MSA's in-
ternal budget were allocated for the
Students' Rights, Women's Issues,
and BMC commissions and the Ex-
ecutive Officers Committee (EO).
Williams' amendment would re-
duce the EO Committee budget from
$5,130 to to $1,500. The 1989-90
budget for the committee was
Van Valey explained the increase
in the committee's budget stemmed
from the need to purchase a com-
puter for MSA's front office.


to name new athletic

facility after Schembechler

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
The University's Board of
Regents is expected to officially
name the new Sports Service
Building the Glenn E. (Bo)
Schembechler Hall today - despite
Schembechler's desire to keep his
name off the facility.
Schembechler began the drive in
1988 to build the training facility,
which he named the Center of
Champions. He oversaw the
planning and construction of the
building before retiring from
Michigan last year to become the

"Bo was emphatic, he did not
want his name on this facility,"
Associate Director of Development
and Alumni Fritz Seyferth said. "He
did not want anyone thinking he did
this for himself. He was doing it for
the future of Michigan athletics."
Schembechler could not be
reached for comment on the
announcement yesterday.
"Bo wanted (the facility), and he
went out and got the money for it,"
Executive Director of University
Relations Walt Harrison said.
The $12 million building opened
to coaches and players in August,

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