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The Michgan Daily

MSU
*students
defend
shanties
by Matthew Pulliam
In defiance of a university camp-
ing ordinance, students at Michigan
State University set up shanties yes-
terday in the "People's Park" on the
East Lansing campus and prepared to
spend the night protecting their cre-
ations from demolition.
The protest, organized by the
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), was
attended by approximately 400 stu-
dents and University officials, in-
cluding a spokesperson for the De-
partment of Public Safety, MSU's
deputized police force.
Students condemned MSU police
for demolishing shanties in the park
last June and said this action limited
political expression.
Lt. Tony Kleinbecker, an officer
in the department, said the campus
police were not responsible for the
decision to demolish the shanties.
"Our duty is to decide the validity of
local ordinances and to enforce them.
We do believe in free speech."
An MSU ordinance prohibits any
permanent shanties in the park.
Including a free concert by local
bands and encouragement by guest
speakers, the rally focused on the is-
sue of freedom of expression at
Michigan State University. Among
the speakers was Jennifer Van Valey,
President of the Michigan Student
Assembly.
Also speaking at the FSC rally
was Marcus Shapley, networking ed-
itor of the alternative student paper
Focalpoint. "Unity will essentially
be the key to any progress the stu-
dents make in getting... what they
deserve. It's about people... coming
See MSU, Page 2

De Kierk visits
Bush for talks

on apartheid
said the official, speaking on condi-
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - tion of anonymity.
South African President F.W. de "Our interest is to promote a
Klerk arrived yesterday for talks with peaceful transition, through negotia-
President Bush on ways in which the tions, to a post-apartheid, demo-
United States can help that country cratic, non-racial South Africa," he
bring about a peaceful transition to a said. Congress has approved $10
non-racial system. million to give impetus to the nego-
But the visit, the highlight of titing process.
which will be a lengthy White The official said the visit was not
House discussion today, has been designed to bring about an end to the
clouded by an upsurge of violence economic sanctions the United
that has claimed more than 750 lives States imposed against South Africa
in black South African townships in in 1986. South Africa has fulfilled
recent weeks, some but not all of the requirements
Still, Bush's encounter with de the legislation imposes for the satc
Klerk is something of a milestone in tions to be lifted.
U.S.-South African relations. No The sanctions included a ban on
South African head of state has vis- new U.S. investment in South
ited Washington D.C. since 1945 Africa and suspension of landing
and the two countries were barely on rights for South African planes in
speaking terms as recently as a few the United States.
years ago. Officials have said the sanctions
De Klerk said on arrival yesterday can be lifted once South Africa's re-
that he was bringing a message of maining political prisoners are re-
hope for the future of his country leased and the state of emergency is
and for all of southern Africa. lifted in Natal Province. Emergency
"We are proceeding irreversibly rule was ended elsewhere in South
on the road to a new South Africa, Africa earlier this year.
where justice, the guarantees of con- De Klerk. said Saturday before his
stitutional democracy and the rule of departure from Pretoria that the sane-
law will bring lasting peace and tions will not be a major focus of
prosperity to all our people," de his visit.
Klerk said.
His stay here ends tomorrow "I'm not going hat in hand with
night. the particular objective of getting
A senior administration official sanctions lifted," he said.
who briefed reporters on Friday said De Klerk will meet with congres-
the invitation to de Klerk recognizes sional leaders, but the Congressional
the "bold leadership" he has provided Black Caucus announced Saturday
in seeking a way out of the apartheid that it had canceled a scheduled meet-
era in South Africa. ing with de Klerk, saying only that
During the talks, Bush will ex- the decision was in response to
plore "what role the United States "recent developments in South
can play in helping to promote the Africa and after extensive consulta-
negotiating process in that country," tion with anti-apartheid activists."

JOSE JUAREZ/Daily
Chris Hutchinson sack Bruin passer Tom Maddox, who lateralled the ball to no one in particular.
BbBs,

by Ryan Schreiber
Daily Football Writer
Gary Moeller notched his first
win as Michigan's head coach and
Jon Vaughn rushed for 288 yards and
three touchdowns as the Wolverines
downed UCLA, 38-15, Saturday
afternoon. g
After the game, Michigan pre-
sented the game ball to the first-year
coach, which he subsequently gave a
triumphant kiss.

"It was important to me,"
Moeller said about his first win.
"It's a littleoff my shoulders. It's a
great feeling."
Vaughn established himself as a
true Heisman trophy candidate as he
bettered his 201-yard performance
against Notre Dame last week. But
Moeller was quick to point out that
the sophomore tailback had quite a
cast around him.
"I told (Vaughn) I could have run

the last one in," Moeller said, refer-
ring to Vaughn's 63-yard touchdown
run in the fourth quarter.
The combined Wolverine rushing
attack pounded out 456 yards on the
ground, averaging 6.9 yards per
carry, and scoring all five Michigan
touchdowns. The rushing defense
was equally up to its task, holding
the Bruins to 44 yards and only 2.3
yards per carry.

'U' figures show level of

STDs remains stable

However, pool of venereal wart

by Michelle Clayton
Sexually transmitted diseases at
the University caused 6,860 people
discomfort during the last school
year, and according to statistics from
the Data Systems Department at
University Health Service (UHS) the
number of STDs diagnosed is not
likely to decline soon.
In the last five years, the number
of STDs diagnosed has remained
relatively steady, said Polly Paulson,
health education coordinator of
Health Promotion and Community
Relations Department.
"In this area there is a pool of
infected persons... with venereal

warts, gonorrhea, syphilis," Paulson
said in explaining why the number
of STDs has not decreased.
The only exception has been in
the increase of venereal warts seen
on campus, she said.
In 1984-85 UHS diagnosed 981
cases of venereal warts among
enrolled students. In 1988-89 that
number had risen to 1,692. Figures
from last year are not available.
Seniors are four times more
likely than first-year students to
contract venereal warts, Paulson
said.
Paulson cited three possible

reasons for the increased risk
including: older students are more
sexually active; they may practice
"safe sex" less; and they have a
greater chance of having sex with
someone already infected.
After venereal warts, the most
widespread diseases diagnosed in
1988-89 included: vaginitis vulvitis;
non-specific urethritis,
symptomatized by frequent painful
urination, discharge from the vagina
or penis, and abdominal pain; and
genital herpes simplex virus.
Also prevalent were scabies,
which can occur anywhere on the

arriers is growing,
body; gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Students who want to avoid
contracting a STD should practice
safe sex, Paulson said. "(A) latex
condom with the spermicide
nonoxynol-9 has been shown to
destroy viruses and bacterias that
cause STD's," she said.
For syphilis, gonorrhea, and non-
specific urethritis a condom "should
provide protection because they are
transmitted through bodily fluids...
herpes, like venereal warts, can be
contracted by skin-to-skin contact...
a condom may not prevent scabies
and pubic lice which can be

official says
contracted from infested bedding,
clothing or furniture," Paulson said.
But, she added, scabies and pubic lice
are "easy to treat".
As for treatment Paulson said,
"Any person who has had
unprotected intercourse, or oral sex,
or has any doubt (i.e. broken
condoms) should be checked... only
if they have been in a monogamous
relationship for the last 10 years or
longer and never shared (drug
injection) needles would they not
need the HIV test."
The HIV test checks for the
viruses that cause AIDS.

Otherwise, a person who "gets a
new sex partner or changes partners
should get a STD check which is a
routine series of tests for any Ann
Arbor resident." If a person has
multiple partners over time they
should have an STD check as often
as once a month or every few
months. The STD check is available
for both males and females.
UHS provides birth control.to
students.
"We prescribe birth control
through the gynecological clinic,
any student is welcome to come in
and schedule an appointment,"
Paulson said.

'U' may swap land

holdings with
by Sarah Schweitzer will be worke
'V A proposal for a land swap be- parties, but is'
tween Ann Arbor schools, the city Rivers sa
and the University was tabled at the school board r
University's Board of Regents meet- city administ
ing Friday until more information should turn ov
on the deal is obtained. nior citizens c
Regent Thomas Roach (D- cal basis as as
Saline), after reading of the proposed nity.
land swap in the Ann Arbor News, Rivers said
asked if the issue would be voted on board might l
at the meeting. Other regents said for free, she
not enough information was avail- ble.
able to warrant a vote. Universityc
The Ann Arbor School Board dis- hear a defini
cussed the swap last Monday at its school board
meeting. The plan would allow the cussions on th
Ann Arbor School Board to give the way.
city the land adjacent to Pioneer University
High School. The city would use the Mayer said he
land to build a $4.5 million senior be mutually b
citizen center. In addition, a park ties."
area and street improvements would Mayer, how

city
d out between the three
"not counting on it."
id one obstacle the
might face is that some
rators say the schools
ver the land for the se-
enter on a non-recipro-
service to the commu-
d that while the school
ike to donate the land
is not sure it is possi-
officials are waiting to
te proposal from the
until any serious dis-
e land swap gets under
Planner Frederick
thinks the "deal could
beneficial for all par-
wever, sees some com-

Polls open for
property tax
increase vote
by Donna Woodwell
Daily City Reporter
Ann Arbor residents are heading for the polls today
to vote on a property tax increase, which, if approved,
could lead to higher rents next fall.
The tax increase is needed to fund a shortfall-in the
city public school system's budget. The deficit is the
result of an unexpected $4 million cutback in state
funds.
Ann Arbor landlord David Copi said "whatever prop-
erty tax increases there are will eventually translate to
rent increases."
The Board of Education is asking residents to over-
ride a state law which limits tax increases to the rate of
inflation. For the average central campus apartment, the
tenants' rents will increase $40.
This would translate into $2.5 million in new rev-
enues for the school board. The other $1.5 million of
thA di-Afit uwill ho mn , i byp,,thnre in the P ictiniT

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