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Students rally

against
'deputizis
by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
"No Guns! No Cops! No Code!"
More than 180 students turned
out to support students' rights and
oppose the University's move to-
Sward a campus police force and a
code of non-academic conduct at a
Diag rally Friday.
"I believe students wishes aren't
being heard at all," said LSA senior
Mark Brush. "This shows that we're
unified."
Students were protesting the dep-
utization of a 24-member campus;
police force approved by the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents at their June
eeting. The rally also opposed a
proposed code of non-academic
conduct which would impose aca-
demic sanctions on students for non-
academic misbehavior.
The rally and a party were the
culmination of Students' Rights-
Activism Week, sponsored by the
Michigan Student Assembly.
Walter Harrison, executive direc-
jor of University Relations, said the
dministration was aware of the
week's events, but said he believed
there has been "more heat than light
on this issue."
"We're acting on what we believe
to be the best manner to ensure the
safety of our campus," he said.

Code,
ation
LSA Rep. Steve Koppelman, one
of several assembly members at the
event, said he opposed deputization
because "its going to end up costing
an extra $1 million a year to a Uni-
versity that's already strapped for
costs.
The rally featured several speakers
and sing-a-longs led by MSA's Stu-
dent Rights Commission Chair
Corey Dolgon.
Jeri Schneider, a speaker at the
rally, said she was concerned that the
campus police would be taking or-
ders from the University's Board of
Regents "who don't want lesbians
and gay men and people of color on
campus."
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said he believes those opposing dep-
utization would be more effective if
they could present "some kink of
reasoned argument."
"I don't think we're really im-
pressed by a groups of students
chanting," he said.
Other speakers said students must
work to put a halt to deputization as
soon as possible.
James Nell, a student at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Madison and a
former board member of the United
States Student Association, urged
students to "do all you can to nip it
in the bud."

Soviets hold
multi-party
elections

i

U.S.S.R. (AP) -Voters in Georgia flocked to the
polls yesterday for parliamentary elections expected to
pave the way for the southern Soviet republic's inde-
pendence.
About 35 parties, most of them grouped into coali-
tions, were taking part in the contest, the first true
multi-party elections in Soviet history. At stake were
250 seats in the republic's Supreme Soviet legislature..
Non-Communists have been elected in several cities.
and republics elsewhere in the Soviet Union. Yester-
day's race, however, marked the first time that formal
parties, created under new Soviet laws, have competed
and were listed on the ballot.
Long lines formed at ballot boxes both in Tbilisi;
the capital, and in the surrounding countryside. There
are about three million eligible voters.
Official results of the balloting were not expected
until the end of the week, the official Soviet news{
agency Tass reported.
Maguli Latariya cast her ballot dressed from head to'
foot in black mourning clothes. Her 16-year-old daugh-
ter was one of the 19 Georgians killed on April 19,
1989, when Soviet troops used sharpened shovels to
break-up a peaceful nationalist demonstration in down-,
town Tbilisi.
The incident fired strong sentiment for independence
from Moscow. Even the ruling Communist Party of
Georgia was forced to adopt independence as part of its
political platform.
Latariya wept as she cast her ballot. It was "as if my
daughter's voice was telling me what to do," she said.
The head of the Round Table, Zviad Gamsakhurdia
standing near Latariya, nodded with approval as she
spoke to reporters in School No. 50 in Tbilisi's
Mtatsminda district. .i

v

MICHELLE GUY/Daily
Michigan Student Assembly's Student Rights Commission Chair Corey Dolgon leads 180
students in songs opposing deputization and a Code of Non-Academic Conduct at a rally
on the Diag Friday.

*Borgsdorf resigns as Ann

Arbor C
,by Heather Fee
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor City Administrator
Del Borgsdorf resigned Friday to ac-
cept a job as assistant city manager
of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mayor'
o-tem Jerry Schleicher (R-Fourth
ard) accepted Borgsdorf's resigna-
tion that morning.
As the chief executive of the
eity, Borgsdorf oversaw the day-to-
day operations of Ann Arbor.
The new job will give him expe-
rience with working with a much
larger city, said Councilmember In-
grid Sheldon (R-Second Ward).
Borgsdorf refused to grant an in-
.rview before publication saying
only that he resigned "to accept the
job in Charlotte." He worked as the
city's administrator since August
1988, and had previously worked as
a consultant for an accounting firm
and a city manager for Southfield

ity Admi
Mich., Sheldon said.
Schleicher said Borgsdorf's resig-
nation was in everyone's interest.
"I think it's the best for Mr.
Borgsdorf and the city," Schleicher
said. "I understand he had some per-
sonal problems, and I think it is for
his benefit to go elsewhere. I think
on the basis of the rumors floating
around and based on the (low) morale
of the city, it's a good thing."
Borgsdorf had recently applied for
city administrator positions in
Fresno, California and Las Vegas,
Nevada..
Mayor Jerry Jernigan said he
thought Borgsdorf should leave be-
fore Nov. 21.
"I think he knows he is going
elsewhere and the city employees
know he is no longer their boss.
How effective that relationship
would be I don't know," Schleicher
said.

nistrator
Borgsdorf had been criticized by
council members for not looking
into privatization of some city ser-
vices quickly enough.
"There was requested of him very
early in the game to look into vari-
ous options... and find the best effi-
ciently and economically. He did
drag his feet on that," said Coun-
cilmember Terry Martin (R-Second
Ward).
Martin said she is disappointed
Borgsdorf is leaving. "There have
been a lot of things he's had a finger
in and it's worrysome that there is
no one... the ship is steering with-
out a rudder."
Liz,.Brater (D-Third Ward) said
she would miss Borgsdorf. "It's
very, very difficult to find a compe-
tent city administrator."
Council members said an interim
administrator will be appointed and a
"head hunter" will be hired to search
for a new city administrator.

In flames
Ann Arbor firefighters put out the flames of a burning car on Huron and State Street yesterday. The car's fuel
injection system exploded.

THE
What's happening i
Meetings;
UM A SC (University of Michigan;
Asian American Student Coalition),'
weekly meeting. For info, Weston
Woo (995-7008). 2439 Mason Hall,
7:00.
Circolo, The Italian Conver-
jation Club, weekly meeting.
MLB Fourth Floor Commons, 3:00.
Indian American Students:As-
sociation, weekly meeting. Union
Tap Rm., 8:30.
Undergraduate Philosophy
Club, weekly meeting. Chinese
Philosophy Prof. D. Munro, discus-
sion leader. 2220 Angel Hall, 6:00.
Indian and Pakistani Ameri-
can Students' Council. Trotter
H.ouse, 6:30.
emocratic Socialistsnof
America Youth Section. Union
MUG, 8:00.
Students Fighting Anti-
Semitism. Hillel, 7:30.
Women In Communications,
resume workshop with CP&P. 2050
Frieze Building, 5:00.
Speakers
"Censorship & Art," spon-
sored by UM ACLU and Jewish Law
Students; H. Louis Sirkin, Defense
Attorney in Mapplethorpe case,
speaker. 100 Hutchins Hall, 5:30.
Guild House Monday Evening
Writers Series, speakers un-
known. Guild House, 802 Monroe
Strreet, 8:30.
"Dimensions of Men's Roles
in the African-American Fam-
ily," Dr. John McAdoo, speaker;
"Familly Values of Graduate
Students: School and Race

LIST
n Ann Arbor today
"Technology and the Envi-
ronment," seminar, Mike Garfield;
speaker. 1005 Dow Bldg., 3:30-5.
"The Synthesis and Chem-
istry of Coordinatively Un-
saturated Metal Alkyls" and
"New Synthetic Precursors
for Living Bone," seminar;
Prof. Richard Lagow, speaker. Rm.
1640, 3:00.
"Development of Metalla-
crowns: A New Class of
Metal Clusters," seminar;
Myoung Soo Lah, speaker. Rm.
1640, 4:00.
"Soviet Immigration to Is-
rael: Domestic and Interna-
tional Dimensions," Zvi Gitel-
man, speaker. Rackham 4th Floor
West Conference Rm., 4:00.
Furthermore
.Safewalk functions 8:00 pm-1:30
am Sunday-Thursday, 8-11:00 Fri-
day-Saturday. Call 936-1000 or stop
by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8:00 pm-
1:00 am. Call 763-WALK or stop by
2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club. For info call (994-3620). Ev-
ery Monday, CCRB, Small Gym, 8-a
9:00.
Challenge Ropes Program, in-
troduction and slide show, sponsored
by UM Dept. of Recreational Sports.
East Quad Green Lounge, 7-8:00.
Career Planning and Place-
ment events: Choosing Your Ma-
jor. 4:10-5. CP&P Conference Rm.;

Greeks attend 'Sexual Awareness Day'

by Joanna Broder
Humans are "undifferentiatedly
lustful creatures" who should accept
and celebrate their sexuality, said
School of Nursing and Public Health
Prof. Sylvia Hacker Saturday to a
group of about 200 sorority and fra-
ternity pledges.
Speaking as part of the second
annual "Greek Sexual Awareness
Day," Hacker explained that in the
past, people were taught to suppress
their sexual desires, but today, she
would like to develop a new norm
stressing knowledge and reality
rather than denial of the facts.
The audience represented pledges
from about 80 percent of the sorori-
ties and fraternities on campus. The

event was the first in a two-day pro-
gram which attempted to raise
awareness about issues of date rape,
sexually transmitted diseases, and
sexism.
The Interfraternity Council, Pan-
hellenic Association, and the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness
Center (SAPAC) sponsored the
events, which took place at the
Sigma Chi fraternity Saturday and
Sunday.
LSA junior Maureen Schafer, co-
chair of the events and member of
Sigma Kappa sorority, said the
workshops would help people feel
more comfortable communicating.
"I see a lot of dangerous situa-
tions between men and women, and I

think they need to be talked about,"
she said.
Co-chair Scott Edwardson, a
member of the Pi Kappa Phi frater-
nity agreed. "I just want them (the
pledges) to realize that there is a
problem, and they can't hide from
it."
The program was expanded from
last year to have separate events for
actives and for pledges.
During one workshop on sexism,
SAPAC facilitators discussed actions
that make men and women uncom-
fortable with each other.
"What I realized is that guys have
a lot of the same problems (women)
do," said Michelle Randall, a LSA
sophomore and Alpha Xi Delta

pledge.
"I got a better knowledge of what
girls think of guys - what to wate'
out for," said Kip Cranford, Sigma
Phi Epsilon pledge and an engineer'
ing sophomore.
In another workshop, SAPAC
volunteers presented facts about rape,
attempting to dispel some of the
popular myths concerning the crime'
Not everyone, however, stayed
past the keynote speech. LSA
sophomore and Sigma Phi Epsiloi
pledge Mike Draur left early.
"It's important, but we feel like,
it (rape) doesn't apply to us because
we're not going to do it," Draur saic
One hundred and fifty-six peope
participated in yesterday's events for
actives, said LSA senior Eric ReiciI,
vice president of the Interfraternit'
Council.
"The types of discussion arn&
level of perception was dt a much
higher level." Reicin said.

Officials say congressional

letters on S&Ls are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens
of letters are missing from the
special file of correspondence from
members of Congress to savings and
loan regulators, according to the
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS).
Most of the letters were written by
lawmakers on behalf of constituents
who complained about problems in
their dealings with S&Ls, such as
accounts that were transferred from
one thrift to another as the result of
mergers.
But some letters provide evidence
of members of congress pressing
regulators on behalf of S&L opera-
tors, some of whom contributed to
the lawmakers' nolitical camnaigns.

perusing the letters, which are kept
in an area of OTS' Washington
headquarters that is out of view of
agency employees.
Nancy Cohen, OTS' director of
congressional correspondence, said
she is aware of at least one entire file
that is missing. Each file contains
dozens of letters written by a mem-
ber of Congress arranged in chrono-
logical order.
The agency keeps only one copy
of each letter in the centralized
archives, although individual regula-
tors may have kept their own copies,
Cohen said.
"I know something's missing and
:t ..n11, hnths... mA " hP nid "T

."."
missing
in this election year. The escalating
savings and loan crisis has made the
letter file a sought-after source of in-
formation.
Reporters have been the most fre-
quent users of the files, but in recent
months congressional aides, political
consultants and law firms also
looked at them, Cohen said.
"It's an election year; everyone
wants to see their own files," she
said.
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