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TODAY
Breezy, partly cloudy;
High: 76, Low: 54.
TOMORROW
Mostly sunny;
High: 74, Low: 54.

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A century of editorial freedom
Vol. Cl, No.141 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 5, 1991TMhigan Dai9

Lawmakers

oppose

new

Regents raise
tuition rates
by 7 percent

Gorbachev
union plan
MOSCOW (AP) - Mikhail Gorbachev's plan to
revamp the Soviet government and transfer most
power to the republics ran into stiff opposition
yesterday from lawmakers who stand to lose their
jobs.
Gorbachev prodded a reluctant Congress of People's
Deputies into giving preliminary approval of the
resolution. But the margin was far short of the two-
thirds majority he would need for final passage of
constitutional amendments. That showdown vote
could come today.
"You're insulting us!" angry legislators shouted at
one point.
"If you behave like that, it won't make our work
any easier," a testy Gorbachev shot back.
The plan was submitted by Gorbachev, Russian
Federation President Boris Yeltsin and nine other
republic leaders.
Gorbachev told delegations from each republic to
submit proposals for amending the measure to a
W legislative commission that was to work through the
night in advance of today's session.
The Soviet president decided not to put the issue of
Baltic independence to a vote and told officials he
would grant it by presidential decree.
The decree releasing the Kremlin's grip on
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will officially come
after the conclusion of the congressional session, said
Lithuanian official Algimantas Cekuolis and
Gorbachev confidant Alexander Yakovlev.
In other developments yesterday:
Secretary of State James A. Baker III urged the
Soviet government to reform itself along lines
"consistent with democratic values and principles."
Baker also said he thought it would be "advisable" if
the Soviet nuclear arsenal ended up under central
authority;
The Congress of People's Deputies voted to
dismiss ousted Supreme Soviet Chairman Anatoly
Lky avad Ye L.d 1t G nna dy c' 1t ri
their posts for their role in the failed Aug. 18-21 coup.
The vote was a formality, affirming decisions made
earlier at the Supreme Soviet, the smaller standing
legislature that is elected by the Congress. Yanayev has
been charged with high treason. Lukyanov has not yet
been charged, and;
U The Communist Youth League will meet later
this month to consider disbanding itself, the Tass news
See SOVIET, Page 7

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
Returning University students
will face increased tuition and
health service rates this year. More-
over, students will pay an annual
$100 fee allocated to building and
facility maintenance.
The University Board of Regents
voted during its July meeting to
raise tuition in each of the Univer-
sity's 17 schools and colleges by at
least 7 percent.
The University's operating bud-
get, which includes the provisions
for tuition increases, passed by a 6-0
margin with Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) abstaining.
In addition to the tuition hikes,
students will pay $82.25 per term
to use University Health Services
- $4 more than last year.
The $100 infrastructure mainte-
nance fee will be kept separate from
tuition rates.
The fee will bring in an addi-
tional $3.4 million in revenue, said
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert
Whitaker.
LSA students will face the
smallest tuition increase of 7 per-
cent. Non-residents enrolled in the
Law School and Business School
will face the biggest increase: 13.6
percent.
Some regents said they were con-
cerned about the additional building
maintenance fee because of several
other surcharges that students have
been assessed over the past few

"I would much rather have (the
maintenance fee) included in tuition
than a fee item," Baker said. "We
keep adding fees -$100 computer
fee, $70 or $80 health fee, $100
ecology fee.
"Those fees closest associated to
education are acceptable. When you
start talking about maintenance to
buildings, that bothers me. Either
raise tuition or find the money
elsewhere."
University President James Dud-
erstadt said the infrastructure main-
tenance fee was essential because of
the loss in state funding for build-
ing upkeep. He said the University
should keep the fee in place until it
gets restoration of state funding.
"It is our intent to keep the fee
separate," Whitaker said. "It may
not always be $50 (per semester). If
the state makes up for the gap of
funding we can drop it entirely."
The University's tuition increase
of 7 percent ranks in the middle of
tuition increases proposed and ac-
cepted by other Big Ten institutions,
according to sources from those
universities.
Michigan State University faced
the same problem as the University
- an unresolved state budget and
higher education appropriation. The
university was forced to estimate an
appropriation in setting the rate.
MSU's Board of Trustees raised
tuition rates 7.1 percent, which
means a $228.75 increase per year.
MSU Director of Public Rela-
tions Terry Denbow said that, de-
See TUITION, Page 8

In the bushH
Engineering sophomore Mary Nolan walks to Couzens residence hall with a plant she bought
at the Union during the plant sale yesterday.

Student-models promote
Playvboy' Big Ten issue
by Purvi Shah Specialist for Playboy. "It's a popular f
Daily Staff Reporter ture. It's something that students look f

ea-
or-

University women featured in Playboy's
October Girls of the Big Ten issue will pro-
mote the event by autographing magazines at
Wolverine Campus Market, 600 S. Main St.,
today.
Three University women - Engineering
senior Sara Jane Zeilstra, LSA junior Tracey
Phillips, and alumnus Lisa Engelman - are
included in the October issue.
The annual college focus is popular and
both the student body and alumni are excited
by the issue, according to Bill Paige, News

ward to every year,"Paige said.
Due to student turnover, the featges e
said to be perennially popular. "It's reall
pretty timeless when you think of it tha
way," Paige said. "It's like new to every gen-
eration of college student reading Playboy
Last time we went to the Big Ten, the student
now sophomores and juniors were in higl
school."
In January, Playboy photographers inter
viewed and photographed prospective models
See PLAYBOY, Page 5

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19UJ' forced to plan
budget before state
ap proves 92 funds
by Henry Goldblatt

Pi Kappa Phi wins right to

by David Rheingold
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of Pi Kappa Phi frate
nity who returned to campus th
week can quell their fears of an in
mediate eviction.
After the city made a prelim
nary motion to evict Pi Kappa P
from its new house, Washtena
County Judge Melinda Morr
ruled that the fraternity could r
main in its newly-purchased home.
Her decision ended a two-mon
lawsuit in which Pi Kappa Phi sue
the city of Ann Arbor so it cou
live in its house. The city Plannir
Commission denied the fraternity
request. for a special exception res
dency permit in May.
Pi Kappa Phi President Kev
Livingston said he was pleased wi
the ruling.
"It was just a simple question
the law," he said. "The right dec
sion was made. As far as I'm coi
cerned, it was the only decision th
could be made."
The house, located at 903 Linco
Ave., has been the center of contr
versy since Pi Kappa Phi purchas<
* it from the Chi Sigma sorority
May.
Residents on Lincoln Avenue ar
in the surrounding area, ,located ju
north of Burns Park, said they fears
that a new fraternity on the bloc
would exacerbate excess trash ai
noise generated by its thr<
neighboring fraternities.
Although the house had alreac
been zoned for a fraternity or
* sorority, the city Plannir
rt~mmteoln: rnniica DV rn D

The commission contended that
r an additional fraternity on Lincoln
-r- Avenue would be detrimental to the
is neighborhood.
n- The neighborhood's organiza-
tion, the North Burns Park
ii- Association, joined the city as an in-
hi tervening counter-plaintiff in an at-
iw tempt to remove Pi Kappa Phi.
ris The neighbors said the differ-
e- ences between fraternities and
sororities extend beyond gender, and
th result from guideline differences in
ed their governing bodies, the
id Interfraternity Council and
ng Panhellenic Association.
's The neighbors said the major dif-
si- ference between fraternities and

sororities is not sole
different types of usal
"(A fraternity) i
where people are go
These buildings are t
clubhouse for an o
said Burns Park n
Nystuen.
Interfraternity Cc
nator Joe Foster said
ferences between fi
sororities are that fr
host parties and sor
allowed to have al
premises.
But even if differ
Judge Morris ruled,
ing ordinance does nc

occupy house
ly gender, but them.
ge. Section 5:1(17) of the zoning or-
s not a place dinance defines "a fraternity or
)ing to school. sorority house" as: "a building used
being used as a by a college fraternity or sorority as
ff-hours bar," a principal place of residence for its
eighbor Gwen members."
"It's not so much a matter of
ouncil coordi- what I think, but what the zoning
1 the main dif- ordinance provides," said Pi Kappa
raternities and Phi's attorney, David Nelson.
aternities may "What we were asking is that the
orities are not city follow the rules provided by
cohol on their the zoning ordinance and not make
up the rules as it goes along."
ences do exist, Now that Pi Kappa Phi has the
the city's zon- house, Livingston said he plans to
ot acknowledge Se H SEA P a1

and Bethany Robertson
Daily Administration Reporters
Planning for University expen-
ditures and tuition rate increases is a
lengthy process, but the procedure
was further complicated this year
since University administrators
still have not received final word on
how much state funding the Univer-
sity will receive during the 1991-92
fiscal year.
University Vice President for
Government Relations Richard
Kennedy said the Michigan Senate
and House of Representatives have
agreed on the amount of money they
wish to spend in most areas of gov-
ernment, but conference committees
have not yet met to hammer out
specifics.
Both Gov. John Engler and the

the House of Representatives have
proposed a 4 percent increase in
higher education appropriations
over last year. The Senate bill rec-
ommends a slightly higher increase
in funds and would allocate the
money differently than the House
bill.
Guy Clark, chair of the Michigan
Collegiate Coalition (MCC), a stu-
dent lobbying group based in Lans-
ing, said he was encouraged by the
composition of the the conference
committee of senators and
representatives.
"I think they'll work it out
fairly quickly," he said.
Kennedy said the state govern
ment usually approves its higher
education budget by July. He added
See STATE, Page 7

1
y

New plan
calls for

improved
student seats
by Jeff Williams
Daily Sports Writer
Athletic Department officials
last month announced a new bas-
ketball seating system that is in-
tended to move more students
closer to the action and answer
coach Steve Fisher's call for
greater fan support.
The plan, which goes into effect
this season, will affect all season
ticket holders at Crisler Arena.
Under the new seating policy.

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