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TODAY
Mixed sun and clouds;
High: 58, Low: 43.
TOMORROW
Clouds, cool, rain;
High: 55, Low: 37.

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Religion on
campus.
See WEEKEND.

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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. Ci, No.10 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 11, 1991 TheM74naitY

Bill to
*prohibit
speech
codes
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Higher Education Reporter
0 Michigan's House of
Representatives has introduced a bill
that would prohibit universities from
imposing speech codes on students.
House Bill (5059), the Michigan
Collegiate Speech Protection Act,
says that if any university receiving
financial support from the state is
found guilty of infringing upon a
student's freedom of speech, the uni-
versity must not only remove the
code, but must pay that student's le-
gal expenses.
Rep. Steve Dresch (D-Hancock),
who introduced the bill, said he be-
lieves forcing students to use politi-
cally correct language defeats the
purpose of academic institutions.
"I sympathize with the objective
of providing a conducive learning
environment for all students, but I
think it is very dangerous to attempt
to accomplish that objective through
restrictions of constitutionally pro-
tected speech and expression," he
said.
Dresch said speech codes drive
unwanted attitudes underground by
discouraging open discussion of
"sensitive issues."
"Permitting these ideas to be ex-
pressed allows them to be explored
and contended," Dresch said.
"Universities are places where ideas
are supposed to clash."
Rep. Margaret O'Conner (R-Ann
Arbor) is co-sponsoring the bill and
said it only reinforces what the
courts have already ruled.
See CODE, Page 2

Bush's May
speech cost
'U' $330,000

FILE PHRNLI~.JL
Wolverine wide receiver Desmond Howard hopes the outcome of this year's Michigan State game doesn't
come down to a two-point conversion, as it did in Michigan's 28-27 loss last year.
Blue-MSU contest-to

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
Although the excitement and
controversy over President George
Bush's May commencement speech
has died down, the final bill has just
come in.
Walter Harrison, executive di-
rector for University relations, re-
ported yesterday that the expenses
to bring Bush and First Lady
Barbara Bush to the University to-
talled $330,000. Harrison said he
thought this graduation was the
most expensive in the University's
history..
When itemized, the costs in-
cluded:
$236,000 to pay for physical
plant charges such as preparing the
stadium filed, renting chairs, build-
ing a stage for the Bushes, Michigan
Governor John Engler, University
President James Duderstadt and the
University Board of Regents;
$31,000 to cover security
costs required by the White House;
$21,000 to pay for the print-
ing costs of 129,000 programs -
100,000 special programs for the
general community and 29,000 pro-
grams which included the graduates'
names, and;
* $42,000 which paid for mis-
cellan~eous expenditures such as
phonei lines set up for media ser-
vices, buses, and parking services.
Moreover, this money covered hotel
and airfare expenses for the five
other honorary degree recipients.

decide
by Matt Rennie I
Daily Football Writer2
The tougher team won. 1
Those words have been ringing
in the ears of every Michigan foot-
ball player for the last year. t
The tougher team won. n
Those words have appeared in r
Schembechler Hall, since the begin-
ning of the footbal~season.a
The tougher team won.
Those words are what Michigan i
State coach George Perles al- a

toughei
egedly used to assess the Spartans'
28-27 victory over the Wolverines
ast year.
The tougher team won.
Those words will occupy the
houghts of everyone wearing
maize and blue in East Lansing to-
morrow at 12:30, when Michigan
sets out to prove its toughness and
avenge last year's defeat.
Whether Perles or anybody else
n the Michigan State camp actu-
ally uttered those words is moot;

the Wolverines believe that some-
body said it, and they're not happy
about it.
"If they're going around saying
something like that, they better be
prepared to back it up next year,"
inside linebacker Erick Anderson
said. "If you're not excited after
hearing that, there's something
wrong with you."
On paper, the 26-point spread in
favor of Michigan appears to be ac-
See SPARTANS, Page 12

.New Thomas hearing
to open this morning .
Nominee faces testimony from two witnesses r

However, Harrison said that the
$42,000 covered only a portion of
the media costs and that the White
House paid the brunt of the expense.
Harrison said that of the special
facilities which the University con-
structed for the event, only the main
stage is being reused in Crisler
Arena. However, Harrison added
that many of the supplies were
rented.
Harrison said the expenses were
not totaled until now because the
University had not been sent all of
the bills. Moreover, individual
units had to subtract their gradua-
tion expenditures from their annual
operating costs.
The University had budgeted
$100,000 for the commencement ex-
ercises before Bush agreed to come
- $65,000 is usually budgeted to
cover any central graduation ex-
penses and $35,000 is allocated to
the schools and colleges to cover in-
dividual graduation events.
The University raised slightly
more than the remaining $230,000
by soliciting gifts from local com-
panies.
"We were going out asking peo-
ple for money to underwrite the
commencement expenses. The
University did not believe the tax-
payers or the students should have
to bear the added cost of bringing
President Bush to campus,"
Harrison said.
The gifts the Bushes received
See BUSH, Page 2
Ex-postat
worker
murders
four
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A
fired postal worker armed with a
machine gun, grenades and a samurai
sword went on a rampage yesterday,
killing four people, including a
former supervisor who had accused
him of harassment, police said.
Joseph Harris killed the woman
and her boyfriend at their home in
Wayne, then went to the Ridgewood
post office where he killed two
mail handlers as they arrived for
work, authorities said.
He surrendered there after a 4
1/2-hour standoff during which he
set off two small explosives, police
said. He had weapons including a
machine gun, hand grenades and the
samurai sword, which may have been
used to kill the supervisor, authori-
ties said. An explosive booby-trap
was found at his rented room in
Paterson in northern New Jersey
west of New York City.
"In my opinion, considering the
way he was armed... he intended to
kill more people," said Ridgewood
police Chief Frank Milliken.
Harris was arraigned on four
counts of murder, two of attempted
murder, two of attempted kidnap-
See SIEGE, Page 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman who hearings."
says Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas The source said
once made "unwelcome advances" will be staffer at the EEOC.
called to testify at Senate hearings on sexual worked at the agenc
harassment accusations against him, a source Walsh complaine
said yesterday. not requested an
The witness, Angela Wright, was identi- Wright's complaints
fied as a former Equal Employment Op- Hill, the former
portunity Commission public affairs spokes- is expected to be th
person who now is an editor at the Charlotte hearings begin this
(N.C.) Observer. proceedings is Thor
An administration source familiar with nation to the Suprem
the investigation said Wright was prepared to "He knows it's b
testify that Thomas made the unwelcome ad- he wants to do what
vances on a date before she went to work for off his character,"
the agency. Utah), who will act
Thomas chaired the agency during the defender in the heari
Reagan administration. Hill spent yeste
The hearings set to start today also will quickly formed lega
pit Thomas against University of Oklahoma a publicist retained
law professor. Anita Hill, who has said he during the hearings
sexually harassed her when she was his assis- brothers were arriv
tant at the EEOC. hearing room today.
The White House issued a statement con- "I support him
firming that another witness had been called ident Bush. He adde
to testify. to inject myself int
"The White House has been notified by the Senate."
Judiciary Committee staff that they intend to "Let's see the Se
call another witness to testify against Judge ness in a fair fash
Thomas," White House spokesperson Sean solved," Bush said.
Walsh said last night. "We cannot discuss the The panel could
details of this matter, but Judge Thomas will the weekend before
deal with the allegations in the course of the
. Homosexuals to rally
by Mary Lederman Petitions will be
Supporters of lesbian and gay male rights and purple ribbons 'A
will be rallying around campus today for the support. People ma
University's fifth annual National Coming by wearing a purple
Out Day. The Lesbian and
The rallies will mark the end of the (LGMPO) has organ
Lesbian and Gay Men's Pride, Awareness, the front steps of th
Commitment Week. p.m., followed by a
The first rally, scheduled to be held on the at the rally will be
Diag today at noon, will serve mainly as a Maurer, Universi
drive for a housing petition which demands Gordon, organizer

Wright was a "mid-level"
It was not clear when she
y or for how long.
ed that the committee had
FBI investigation of
S, "as is normal pract;ce."
aide to Thomas at EEOC
lhe lead witness when the
morning. At stake in the
mas' bitterly fought nomi-
me Court.
been terribly damaging but
t he can to clear this cloud
said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-
as Thomas' chief Senate
ngs.
rday consulting with her
1 team, said Louise Hilsen,
d to be her spokesperson
s. Hill's parents and two
ing to be with her in the
100 percent," said Pres-
ed, "I'm simply not going
o what's going on in the
nate get on with this busi-
hion, get this matter re-
d hear testimony through
the Senate votes at 6 p.m.
See THOMAS, Page 2
today
signed in the Diag area
will be passed out to show
y also show their support
article of clothing.
Gay Male Programs Office
nized a rally to be held on
he Rackham Building at 7
march. Featured speakers
ACT-UP leader Pattrice
ty undergraduate Max
of the Cracker Barrel

Ex-California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to 150 people in a pre-campaign speech
at the Michigan Union.
Jerry Brown addresses 'U'
students in campaign tour

by Travis McReynolds
Daily Staff Reporter
"I am here to recruit people to challenge
the political processes," said former
California governor and undeclared
Democratic presidential candidate Jerry
Brown to a crowd of 150 students in the
Michigan Union yesterday.
Brown, who is expected to announce his
candidacy in the near future, told University
students; "This campaign is not about me, it
is about you. I am offering myself as a candi-
date to stand up and fight our oppressive
government."
The corruption of America's political
process, Brown told the crowd, is the source

to create an insurgent movement to challenge
my own party," he said.
Brown pointed to Americans' disillu-
sionment with government as the reason for
low voter turnout in national elections and
said that by offering himself as a candidate,
he would be giving all Americans a choice.
Brown's political career has run a long
and varied course. In 1982 he ran for Senate,
and in 1976 and 1980 he ran for the presi-
dency. He chaired the California Democratic
Party for two years, and worked for Mother
Teresa in Calcutta for three years.
As California governor from 1974 to
1982, Brown said, "I had the pleasure of
cleaning up after Ronald Reagan ... I sold

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