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Vol. C, No, 28 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 12, 1990 The chaDil

Jews try
to assert
control
of Mount
S-JERUSALEM (AP) - Thou-
sands of Jews celebrated the end of
the Sukkot festival yesterday at the
Western Wall, answering a govern-
ment call to assert control over Ju-
daism's holiest site after bloody riots
on Temple Mount.
Ultra-orthodox Jews carrying sa-
cred Torah scrolls stood side by side
with less observant countrymen
waving Israeli flags in the cobble-
atone plaza in front of the wall.
Security was tight around the
wall and the adjacent Temple Mount.
On Monday, 19 Palestinians were
killed and 140 wounded when police
fired at rioters stoning Jewish
worshippers at the site.
Hundreds of riot police, backed
by soldiers, were deployed nearby.
At the gates to Jerusalem's Old
City, riot police frisked Palestinians,
and some of them were turned away.
"We will prevent young inciters
See ISRAEL, Page 2

Bush says tax

burden

may

shift to rich

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Bush said yesterday he could
trade a modest increase in taxes on
affluent Americans for a deep cut in
capital gains rates but that it was "a
waste of time" to try to push such a
deal through a divided Congress.
Instead, Bush called on lawmak-
ers to put aside that battle and come
up with a $500-billion deficit-reduc-
tion plan that contains neither
element.
Congressional committees were
working toward that goal yesterday,
eight days before the deadline for
finding the half-trillion dollars in
spending and tax increases.
By most accounts, higher Medi-
care premiums and taxes on alcohol,
cigarettes and gasoline are likely to
be included.
"We believe we have made
progress," Senate Democratic Leader
George Mitchell said after a meeting
with Republican Leader Bob Dole
and members of the Finance
Committee.
Trying to end two days of confu-
sion surrounding the president's po-
sition on taxes, the White House
laid out-but said it wouldn't

push-a plan that would combine
higher taxes on the 500,000 or so
wealthiest Americans with lower
capital gains rates for people who
profit from sales of stocks, real
estate and other investments.
Bush, trying to put the pressure
on lawmakers, said, "The meter is
running, but look, I can't dictate to
Congress."
His hypothetical package would
increase the top rate on the highest-
income people from 28 to 31 per-
cent, ease the top rate from 33 per-
cent to 31 percent for some 4.5 mil-
lion slightly less well-to-do taxpay-
ers and chop the rate on capital gains
from 28 percent to 15 percent.
That would do away with the
"bubble" in the tax code, under
which some upper middle-income
taxpayers now pay a higher rate than
the wealthiest.
The president presented his case
in three separate White House meet-
ings yesterday with House
Republicans.
The White House efforts to clar-
ify Bush's position failed to end the
budget stalemate on Capitol lill.

KENNETH SMOLLER/aily
Paper chase
Omayma AI-Awar and SunYoung Kim, two Rackham graduate students, chase after their papers, which had
been blown away by the wind.

'U' releases interim drug policy

by Daniel Poux
Daily Administration Reporter
The University Administration
released their new Interim Alcohol
and Drug Prevention Program and
Policy this week, and all students
and staff will receive the specifics in
the mail in the next few days.
Policy sanctions include dis-
missal from University staff posi-
tions, suspension, expulsion, and re-
ferral for criminal prosecution.
Eighty-thousand copies of the
new policy will be released to the
students, faculty and employees on
all three University campuses, ex-
plained Director of University Per-
sonnel Jim Thiry.
"You can imagine how difficult it
is to send out a detailed four-page
mailing to 80,000 people around the
state," Thiry said. "There's some
pretty complicated logistics in-
volved."
The new administrative directive
is the response to the Federal "Drug-
Free Schools and Communities Act
Amendments of 1989," which re-
quired all public educational institu-
tions to have a drug and alcohol pol-
icy in place by Oct. 1, 1990.
The guidelines are only effective

in the interim, explained University
President James Duderstadt in the
document's preamble, because a
University task force has been work-
ing since last September on a more
comprehensive policy to treat and
prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
The task force's final recommen-
dations will be released some time
after the new year, and will most
likely be assimilated into the Interim
Policy's regulations, said Interim
Vice-President for Student Affairs
Mary Ann Swain.
"This interim policy is our re-
sponse to a Federal Mandate and
when the task force is finished, we
may have to reconsider our response
to the mandate," said Swain.
However, some questions still
remain as to how students and em-
ployees will be tried and penalized
for potential violations.
The policy prohibits any
"unlawful possession, use, or distri-
bution of alcohol or illicit
drugs...on University property or as
a part of any University activity."
When asked what events will fall
under "university activity," Swain
refused to be specific, and said the

policy will be enforced "on a case-
by-case basis."
Swain said all suspected infrac-
tions will be handled through the Of-
fice for Student Services. She
stressed that there is no set procedure
for finding students or employees
guilty, but that "we will have to
establish some sort of due-process
structure."
However, Swain did give several
examples as to what was on Univer-
sity property, and what was not.
"The Diag is on University prop-
erty, as is the football stadium. Fra-
ternity and other off-campus living
areas are not considered University
property by this policy," she said.
If a student or employee is
charged with violating the directives,
possible sanctions include:
a verbal or written reprimand;
mandatory completion of an
"appropriate" rehabilitation program;
a "disciplinary warning," with
more serious sanctions for repeat or
continuing offenders
referral for criminal prosecu-
tion to state, local or federal author-
ities for prosecution;
possible enrollment or em-

ployment suspension or termination.
Swain also conceded that there
would be some problem with the
conflicting local, state and federal
laws regarding illicit drugs, specifi-
cally possession of marijuana.
The interim policy complies with
state laws regarding marijuana pos-
session, whose sanctions can include
"forfeiture of personal and real prop-
erty and denil of federal benefits,
such as grants, contracts and student
loans."
Ann Arbor municipal penalties
for pot possession are significantly
more lenient than the penalties of
the interim policy. Possession of
marijuana in Ann Arbor is a misde-
meanor carrying a $25 fine.
"We're going to have to work out
those ambiguities as we go along,"
Swain explained. "Whenever you've
got multi-jurisdictional situation
like here on campus, it creates prob-
lems."
Surprisingly, students on other
campuses affected by the new policy
were unaware that things had
changed.
Gayle Stern, President of the
See ALCOHOL, page 2

Campus crime
information bill
nears, passage,

by Elizabeth Marshall
Daily Staff Reporter
Students applying to colleges and
universities in coming years may re-
ceive new information which could
affect their choice of school.
A bill that would require colleges
and universities to make public to
prospective students and their parents
the graduation rates and crime statis-
tics on their campuses is being de-
bated in Congressional conference
committees.
The most recent form of the bill
is a synthesis of a House bill, passed
in February, and a Senate bill,
passed in June.

The conference committee wants
to bring together two issues -
crime and dropout.
The crime issue was originally
brought into play last year by Rep.
William Goolding (D-Penn.) in the
Crime Awareness and Campus Secu-
rity Act of 1989.
The intent of this bill, according
to Congressional records of the hear-
ings, "is to encourage campuses to
develop campus security policies and
procedures which are appropriate to
the unique conditions of the cam-
pus."
Sgt. Vernon Baisden, supervisor
See HOUSE, page 2

* Spartans
first test
for No.1
Michigan
*by Mike Gill
Oaily Football Writer
In case you didn't know, there's a
football game to be played Saturday.
A couple little schools from
neighboring towns decided to meet
for a few hours and throw the old
'pigskin around for a little bit.
How nice. What a better way for
George and Mo to show the guys a
relaxing fall day than a little friendly
rivalry, right?
Sorry folks, but that's wrong.
After hearing Michigan players talk
about facing Michigan State (3:30
p.m., ABC) you'd think George
Perles wore a black mustache, was a
dictator threatening the world's sup-
ply of oil, and forced America's best
Amen and women to put up with the
hell-like Saudi heat.
"When I came up from North
Carolina. everybody said. 'Michigan-

200 rally .duringPAC night
Gays, lesbians march, celebrate coming out
by Jesse Snyder

Urvashi Vaid, executive direc-
tor of the National Gay and Les-
bian Task Force, addressed a crowd
of 200 gay and lesbian rights sup-
porters last night in front of the
Rackam building.
The supporters, some wearing
pink ribbons and hats, danced to
Diana Ross's "I'm Coming Out"
in celebration of National Coming
Out day in an event sponsored by
the University Pride Awareness
Commitment (PAC).
Vaid, a long time gay and les-
bian rights activist, spoke of the
recent accomplishments of the
Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in-
cluding the passage of the Ryan
White AIDS Care Act, the Ameri-
can Disabilities Act, as well as the
group's recent invitation to the
White House.
Vaid said gays and lesbians are
an integral part of the American
mosaic but still have to face the
"most brutal and basic kinds of
discrimination."
"We are attacked on the streets,
silenced in the workplace," she
said.

Helen Gallager, a local advo-
cate of gay and lesbian rights, and
Craig Harris, an African-American
poet and educational director of the
Gay Men's Health Crisis Center,
spoke briefly on their personal
coming out experiences.
LSA senior Shari Perlstein, a
member of the Lesbian and Gay

Rights on Campus organization,
said she came to the rally "to cele-
brate coming out, show my face,
create a community, and be
proud."
Kelly, a student who asked not
to be identified, said she felt
strongly about gay and lesbian
See RALLY, page 2

Senior linebacker Alex Marshall chases down Spartan quarterback Dan
Enos in last year's Michigan win over Michigan State.

defrees Celsius."

"Anytime you nlav Michigan State,

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