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Vol. CII, No. 16 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, October 21, 1991Cyht VDa1
"eijiIJ]i | Regents pass new
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
After extensive debate Friday,
the University Board of Regents
unanimously endorsed a revised ver-
sion of a sexual harassment policy
for faculty and staff.
The policy, which replaces an in-
terim one in effect since 1988, will
come under regental review in one
year to assess its effectiveness.
"I ... believe we should get on
with this today. We have now a pol-
icy in front of us which nurtures a
climate to bring forth concerns,"
said Regent Shirley McFee (R-
The policy outlines procedures
for filing both informal and formal
sexual harassment complaints and
details departments which can pro-
Moreover, the policy endorses a
1986 University Senate Assembly
statement calling consensual rela-
tionships between faculty and stu-
dents, "a basic violation of profes-
sional ethics and responsibility
when the faculty member has any
professional responsibility for the
students academic performance or
But some regents said they felt
this clause unfairly intruded into
the private lives of University
"Why should we be involved in
their domestic circumstances? I
don't think we should be involved,"
said Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton). Nielsen said he thought
the board should wait on the pol-
icy's implementation until the
flaws were worked out.
"It's a sensible policy and a
needed policy in my opinion. I think
we should go ahead with this one,"
said Regent Paul Brown (D-
See HARASSMENT, Page 2
Harassment claims lead Congress
to question its own exemption
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
spotlight on sexual harassment has
prompted Congress to take a look at
itself and consider dropping the ex-
emption that permits it to avoid
laws against discrimination.
"That this Congress would pass
a series of laws on civil rights,
workers safety and yes, sexual ha-
rassment, and then exempt itself, is
hypocrisy, pure and simple," said
Sen. Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.).
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
is reviving the idea that Congress be
covered by the laws it passes just as
a new civil rights bill is reaching
the Senate floor.
Like the Civil Rights Act of
1964, the bill to be taken up this
week also exempts Congress.
Grassley plans to offer an amend-
ment bringing Congress under its
See CONGRESS, Page 2
Home, sweet home
Tailback Ricky Powers and Michigan took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten by beating Indiana,
24-15, before a homecoming crowd Saturday at Michigan Stadium. For more football, see SPORTSMonday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A
wind-driven fire roared through 4n
upscale residential area in the hills
above Oakland yesterday, engulfing
hundreds of homes and forcing
dozens of people to flee, witnesses
and officials said.
At least 11 people were injured
and five were killed, authorities
Mayor Elihu Harris said at a
news conference that the exact.
number of destroyed homes
couldn't immediately be determined
because the fire was still burning.
Ash-covered residents ran into
the street clutching their belong-
ings and pets as flames as high as
100 feet whipped in the gusts behind
"It's awful. The heat and the
swirling wind makes for a real
deadly combination," said Berkeley
firefighter Wayne Lynch. "This
could be the worst one yet in terms
of property destruction in the area."
Oakland police officer John
Fukuda said at least 45 homes had
burned. The fire was reported
At Alta Bates Herrick Hospital,
four people were admitted to the
burn center and five or six people
were being treated in the emergency
room for smoke inhalation, minor
burns and scratches, said spokesper-
son Carolyn Kemp.
Power was cut off in the affected
Above the hills, a huge cloud of
black smoke turned day to night,
casting a brown pall as far as San
Francisco, 15 miles away.
State Highway 24 was closed, a
California Highway Patrol
Wind was gusting to about 30
mph and the fire had moved to
within about a mile of downtown
J. Weinreb said the fire forced
See FIRE, Page 3
*Quake kills at least 340 in India
DEHRA DUN, India (AP) - A mighty
earthquake convulsed the Himalayan foothills
yesterday, killing at least 341 people, flattening
tens of thousands of homes and triggering major
landslides, police said.
The earthquake rippled through northern Ut-
tar Pradesh state, causing massive destruction in
at least two districts along the Indian-Tibetan
border. At least 2,000 people were injured, the
United News of India news agency reported.
At least 500 people were feared trapped in
the rubble of buildings that collapsed when the
quake struck, Dehra Dun District Magistrate
Shishir Priya Darshi said.
Israel wil K
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Cabinet
set aside misgivings yesterday and F
voted for Israel to attend next
week's Middle East peace confer-
It was the last step needed for
Israel to send representatives to the
scheduled to begin on Oct. 30 in
The vote was 16-3, said Trans-
port Minister Moshe Katzav.
Some officials in the govern-
ment, the most right-wing in Is-
rael's history, feared that the con-
ference would force Israel to with-
draw from land it seized in the 1967
Middle East war. The officials also
See PEACE, Page 2
India's Seismology Department measured the
45-second quake at 6.1 on the Richter scale. The
U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 7.1.
The state's top police official, Director Gen-
eral Prakash Singh, said 262 bodies had been re-
covered in the Uttarkashi district, United News
of India reported. Darshi, the district magistrate,
said the count in Uttarkashi was likely to rise.
At least 59 people were killed in the Tehri
district just south of Uttarkashi, the news
agency said, quoting a local official.
Another 20 people were killed in the
Chamoli district east of Uttarkarshi, police said.
The victims included 15 pilgrims at a Hindu
temple in Kedarnath, they said.
A senior civil official in Dehra Dun, the near-
est big town to Uttarkarshi, said tens of thou-
sands of homes were reported destroyed. The of-
ficial spoke on condition of anonymity. United
News of India said 400 villages were affected.
Army and paramilitary troops were dis-
patched to Uttarkashi and Chamoli. Four heli-
copters were ready to lift off at daybreak today
with emergency supplies of rice, wheat and sugar
and to start evacuating the injured, Darshi said.
The officials in Dehra Dun said police and
rescuers were cut off by big landslides in the
See QUAKE, Page 2
ANTHONY M. CROLL/Daily
Engineering sophomore Keith Ward, a member of Alpha Sigma Phi,
smashes a car with a sledge hammer during the Evans Scholars Car
Bash '91 on the Diag Friday.
'U' health services
offers new optical
shop for students.
by Laura Yntema The Optical Shop does not actu-
The University Health Services
has opened an optical shop for stu-
dents, staff and faculty in the Eye
Care Clinic at 207 Fletcher.
Rose Quintana, the only full-
time optician, says the shop offers a
"diverse selection" of 600 brand-
name frames including sunglasses.
Swim goggles, ski and scuba masks
are also available. Not all frames
carry the shop's 15 percent discount,
Quintana said prices are
"comparable" to most local prices,
and added that she will match any
Although glasses are not made in
an hour, they will be done within
one or two days. They carry a guar-
antee replacement for 30 days, if a
pair of broken glasses can be fur-
nished. Quintana will repair all
glasses, most of which can be done
in store, free of charge.
Kari Ralph, a first-year graduate
student in the School of Education
ally assemble the glasses within the
The price is about
average - a decent
deal. I don't feel I'm
getting ripped off'
- Jenna Sievers
Faculty family member
store. It only sells glasses which are
made in Southfield.
Ohio State University is the only
other Big 10 university which oper-
ates an optical dispensing facility
through its Health Center.
Opticians at OSU must either be a
state-certified dispensing optician
or hold a two-year optometric tech-
nician degree, as well as at least
seven years on-hands experience.
Optometry students at OSU can
take an optional class through the
clinic, which staffs 12 full-time op-
Because Michigan does not re-
quire its opticians to be state-certi-
Members of the Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Kappa sororities play rugby at the Mudbowl on Saturday. The
game is a homecoming tradition.
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