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Vol. C, No, 32 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 18, 1990 ThepMicign Daiyo


O.K. for
leaders sought swift approval yester-
day for a $250 billion deficit-reduc-
tion plan that would double gasoline
taxes, cut Medicare benefits and
mildly boost income taxes on the
The measure includes a broader-
based tax increase than the soak-the-
rich House version that President
Bush has said he will veto.
Democratic Budget Committee
Chair James Sasser, D-Tenn., said,
"We tell the American people that
there will be some sacrifice in this
package. But we tell them at the
same time that it will be fair."
The White House said the Senate
version could form the basis for end-
ing the government's long budget
"The White House is ready to re-
ceive the bi-partisan package similar
to the Senate package," said Bush's
chief of staff, John Sununu. "Get it
to the president's desk and he'll sign
Bush has tried to keep the pres-
sure on by threatening to shut the
government down again Saturday un-
less Congress sends him a compro-
mise budget he can accept. Without
emergency legislation, federal au-
thority to spend money expires that
Acting one day after the
Democrats pushed a bill much
tougher on the rich through the
House, Senate leaders chose to face
Election Day just three weeks off
with a proposal bearing all the
marks of a political compromise.

Senators seek
larger role in
Gulf crisis
Bush must get O.K. for combat

Homecoming on the way BRIAN CANTONVDay
Three Alpha Zeta Delta member help advertise Homecoming on the Diag. They gave out megaphones filled with
popcorn today. Look for them to be giving out keychains tomorrow.
Events fill Homecoming
weekend celebrations

senators yesterday demanded the
Bush administration seek the ap-
proval of Congress before sending
U.S. troops into combat against
Iraq, but Secretary of State James
Baker resisted.
Baker promised only further con-
sultations as he confronted a bi-parti-
san demand for decision-sharing from
members of the Foreign Relations
"We should not have a constitu-
tional argument over whether or not
the President as commander-in-chief
has authority to commit forces,"
Baker said in an effort to end the de-
Besides, Baker said, a vote on
Capitol Hill could tip off Iraqi Presi-
dent Saddam Hussein about a pend-
ing military operation or even cause
the White House to abandonsthatop-
But only two members of the
committee, Sens. Rudy Boschwitz
(R-Minn.) and Daniel Moynihan (D-
N.Y.) supported the administration
in its insistence that consultation
with Congressional leaders was suf-
Typical of the demand was an as-
sertion by Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-
Md.) that "consultation is not
"There is a difference between
consultation and authorization," Sar-
banes said. -"The notion that the
President alone would be able to
commit American forces in a mili-
tary assault in effect without receiv-
ing a shared decision by the


by Meryl Finkelstein
The University's 1990 Fall
Homecoming kicked off four days
of activities yesterday with the dis-
tribution of popcorn-filled mega-
phones on the diag.
The homecoming agenda includes
a performance by the "The Differ-
ence" at the U-Club tonight, and a
pep-rally featuring alumni cheerlead-
ers tomorrow on the steps of the
Graduate Library.
This year the theme is "Play the
Michigan-Iowa Pursuit" based upon

the board game "Trivial Pursuit." In
keeping with the theme organizers
circulated a trivia question with the
grand prize being dinner for two with
Coach Gary Moeller at the Gandy
Dancer restaurant. Autographed foot-
balls will also be awarded.
Plans for this year's activities
began at the end of last spring, when
the University Activity Center
(UAC) allocated $3,000 to the event.
Homecoming chairs Juliet Jones
and Stacy Weiner, both LSA ju-
niors, have been publicizing the

week's events in the campus news-
papers, on flyers and posters, and on
campus radio.
Jones said she is optimistic about
the week. "The trivia question was
something we tried to do to get ev-
eryone involved," she said. "I hope
that a lot of people come to the pep
rally and get excited about the week-
Other events, not planned by the
organization committee, include the
Daily's centennial celebration which
See WEEKEND, Page 2

Congress is contrary to the Consti-
On the House side of the Capitol,
meanwhile, Speaker Thomas Foley
(D-Wash.) said he was "favorably in-
clined" to provide for Congress to
call itself back into session if mili-
tary action began in the gulf.
The debate centers on the author-
ity the Constitution gives Congress
tohdeclare war while designating the
President as commander-in-chief. It
also concerns the War Powers Act,
which Congress passed over former
President Richard Nixon's veto in
1973 after thousands of U.S. troops
had died in Indochina without a dec-
laration of war.
The law requires the President to
withdraw troops from combat or
from situations of "imminent in-
volvement in hostilities" within 60
days unless Congress gives its ap-


Students, staff discussed possible code for campus

by Daniel Poux
Daily Administration Reporter

Student leaders, faculty, and ad-
ministrators who met to discuss
campus life earlier this semester
considered the possibility of a Code
on Non-Academic Conduct as one
answer to campus problems.
According to a memorandum
from Connie Cqok, Assistant to the
President for Academic Affairs and
one of the planners of this year's re-
treat, the students, faculty and staff
came up with several ambitious pro-
posals for improving the University

community's shortcomings.
In an effort to make the campus
more "disciplined" and "just", many
delegates suggested that the Univer-
sity develop both a code of non-aca-
demic conduct, "so that students
would be apprised of their rights and
responsibilities..." and a "thoughtful
and systematic approach to alcohol
and drug abuse on campus."
The University instituted an in-
terim drug and alcohol policy Oct. 1.
"The University has to address
the problems of alcohol and drug

abuse on campus; they're already
working on that," said Rhetaugh
Dumas, Dean of the Nursing School
and a faculty representative at the re-
treat said. "I would also argue that
there is merit in a code of conduct
that students and staff can subscribe
Some student leaders, however,
expressed some concern over in-
creased control over campus activi-
ties and students behavior.
"When you think of discipline,
you think of punishment," MSA

Vice President Burks, who attended
the retreat, said. "If we're going to
improve campus relations and safety,
we need a greater emphasis on educa-
tion of students, not punishment."
LSA senior Nicole Carson said
the recommendations of the retreat
were skewed by administration bias.
"I wasn't for a code, and I don't
think many students wanted a code,"
Carson said. "There were so many
more administrators and faculty pre-
sent than students, I don't think the
results can accurately reflect student

Shirley Clarkson, assistant to
University President James Duder-
stadt, said she was pleased with the
results of the meeting, and pointed
out the retreat's value in improving
student-staff relations.
"The leadership retreat is held ev-
ery September, and it is more of a
forum for students, faculty and staff
to brainstorm on how to improve
the University," Clarkson explained.
"It is not an effort to influence stu-
dent leaders to go along with the

administration's wishes."
Carson said she learned much
from the one-day meeting, but still
did not feel her voice was being
"I did not feel like I had much say
in what was going on," she said. "I
learned a lot, but I felt like a 'token
Both student and staff representa-
tives agreed the retreat was a success,
but said the hardest job is yet to
See DISCUSSION, page 2

*City bans alcohol
at some tailgates
Pre-game partiers can no
longer drink at Pioneer High
b~ Lisa Sancghez

'GEO discusses
recent budget cuts

Uy LIaall &


Football tailgaters may have to
deal with interference outside the sta-
dium Saturday.
The Ann Arbor City Council
passed an ordinance Monday banning
alcohol on Ann Arbor Public School
District property.
The mandate would primarily af-
feet Pioneer High School, where
about 3,000 cars park for games each
football Saturday. The ideal proxim-
ity to Michigan Stadium makes it a
prime scene for tailgating parties.
Now, however, Wolverine specta-
tors may find that the game-day beer
in the parking lot may not be worth
the misdemeanor offense. Violators
could face fines of up to $500 or 90
days in jail.
The Ann Arbor Board of Educa-

"pro-active measure rather than a re-
active measure," and is part of a
larger drug-free agenda for Ann Arbor
Ouimet said that this measure is
not meant to target "M"-football
spectators exclusively. Signs will be
posted at the areas stating the tenets
of the statute.
Although University graduate and
Ann Arbor resident Ron Thomas is
not opposed to banning alcohol dur-
ing public school hours and func-
tions, he said that "this measure is
not appropriate if it's not directly af-
fecting (public school) students."
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw ex-
pressed a concern about enforcement
problems since "the police already
have enough to do on football Satur-

by Lynne Cohn
Members of the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization (GEO) are fear-
ful that University budget difficulties
may affect future teaching assistant
The GEO is a union that sup-
ports teaching assistants and many
graduate students employed by the
Last night's GEO monthly meet-
ing agenda focused on budget-related
teaching assistant cuts and increasing
problems with child care provisions
for graduate students' families.
"Both the Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science departments
have made plans to cut a large per-
centage of teaching assistants in the
next year due to budget problems,"
said GEO President Chris Roberson.
Electrical Engineering Adminis-
trative Manager Virginia Owens con-
firmed that there have been such cuts
over the previous year prompted by
hiIdt fW"lln fl

tuition if they teach anywhere from
quarter time to full time.
Concerned GEO members said
fewer University-employed teaching
assistants would result in overloaded
graduate students teaching multiple
classes. They also said students
would likely not receive a quality
education and that unemployed grad-
uate students would not be able to
afford their education.
Carol Cummings from the Cam-
pus Child Care Alliance spoke about
the lack of available child care provi-
sions for University employees.
Cummings urged GEO members to
implement various child care provi-
sions in their Nov. contractual bar-
"The University would becomea
model of child care to the commu-
nity, as it is the largest employer in
the area," said Cummings. "A solid
child care policy would reduce absen-
teeism among teaching assistants


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