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Educational quality: "Tui-
tion goes up every year and our
national ranking goes down. CC ac-
cepts these things as a given. They
don't even bother to hold the ad-
ministration accountable to their
own rhetoric," Polk said. "We
have the right as students to ques-
tion how the University is spend-
ing its money," and;
MSA's role on campus: Polk
argues that the assembly could bet-
ter use its money to serve more stu-
dents on campus. She argued, for
example, that while an accountant
for MSA was necessary, the assem-
bly is paying too much.
Martinez argued that the Pro-
gressive Party states these goals
simply to get elected.
"They're trying to run on some
fundamental issues which we hlave
actually advanced," Martinez said.
"Obviously we're not going to dis-
agree with those objectives. We've
proven that we're much more dedi-
press his views free from party
"I also wanted people to vote
for me because of what I stood for
and not just a label," he said. "I
want people to vote for me because
I'm a real person."
LSA junior Robert Van
Houweling, who has been part of
the SRC for one year, said he is run-
ning as an ipdependent because he is
mission, which he considers a re-
dundant MSA committee that
could be encapsulated by other
commissions, Kight said he be-
lieves that both AATU and SLS
provide good services.
Kight believes it would be more
effective for AATU and SLS to ex-
ist autonomously from MSA.
"Personally I think right now it
would be better. There's definitely
'The assembly has at least gotten back on
track as a government'
- Brian Kight
dissatisfied with both parties.
"I see the conservatives getting
elected with a lot of promises and
not coming through with them,"
he said. "It gets a little done here
and a little done there, but as a
whole, it hasn't gotten much
Although Kight argued that the
assembly has improved since the
last election, he said that improve-
a problem under the current sys-
tem," he said. "We give them a lot
of money and we're responsible for
their debts. SLS is often subject to
the whims of tie assembly."
Van Houweling agreed that
money should be reapportioned to
increase funds for student groups.
He argued that the assembly
disserviced students by cutting
AATU's funds without improving
Michigan Student Assembly Candidates
Breaking the ice
Members of the North American Society of Cooperatives get to know each other by tossing a beach ball in the
Michigan Union yesterday.
y to hold ubC hearings on
domestic partnerships tonight
Core y H i ll
Roger De Roo
Lei ani Nis hime
Robert Van Houweling
Christop er Thiry
by David Rheingold
and Ken Walker
Daily City Reporters
Ann Arbor City Council mem-
bers expect massive public response
tonight when they consider an ordi-
nance which would allow unmar-
ried couples to register their rela-
tionships with the City Clerk's
In a Democratic party caucus
meeting last night, Mayor Liz
Brater said she may ask speakers to
limit their comments to three min-
utes, rather than the five minutes
The ? Domestic Partnership
Ordinance would allow partners of
any sexual orientation to register
their relationships in City Hall. The
ordinance would apply to hetero-
sexual partners who choose not to
marry, as well as same-sex couples.
"I probably have 300 postcards
supporting it," said Councilmember
Mark Ouimet (R-4th Ward). "I
think it's going to be jam-packed."
Councilmember Ann Marie
Coleman (D-1st Ward) said
"probably hundreds" of private cit-
izens want to speak at City Hall
Several council members indi-
cated that large numbers of people
may travel from out of town to ad-
dress the council.
"I've heard rumors that people
will be coming in busloads from
fundamentalist churches," said
Councilmember Ingrid Sheldon (R-
Chris McCown, an Ann Arbor
Parks and Recreation Department
employee, said she plans to address
the council meeting tonight. "We
believe the City Council is at a time
and a place where supporting this
kind of change is the right thing to
do," she said.
McCown said that city recogni-
tion of the familial nature of gay or
lesbian relationships, such as her
own, is essential. "For us it's a mat-
ter of survival."
Coleman, who sponsored the or-
dinance, said, "I think it's a very im-
portant ordinance in terms of ac-
knowledging that lesbian and gay
people as well as unmarried hetero-
sexuals ... are families to one
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Kinesiology sophomore Amy
Nygard - who is running with CC
- decided to run for MSA when
she discovered she could not vote
for anybody besides candidates
running for executive positions
last winter because no one in her
school was running as a
If elected, Nygard said she
plans to keep her school informed
and, "voice how the students in my
school feel so that they can express
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight,
who is currently Rules and Elec-
tions Committee chair, said he is
running for re-election as an inde-
pendent because he could best ex-
ments could still be made.
"The assembly has at least got-
ten back on track as a government.
We've been keeping records and
we're not on the verge of a finan-
cial collapse," he said. "The assem-
bly has gotten more open to public
inspection and public inquiry. It's
an improvement from the stand-
point that MSA doesn't face im-
minent collapse and I really think
it did before the last election."
Kight said he wants to give
more money to student groups and
streamline the assembly infras-
tructure by adjusting the position
of current commissions, the Ann
Arbor Tenants Union (AATU),
and Student Legal Services (SLS).
Although he would like to dis-
band the Peace and Justice Com-
the organization. "They didn't give
a functional Tenants Union, they
gave us a castrated Union," he said.
"It won't be a loose cannon run-
ning around with a liberal agenda.
That wasn't hurting anybody, I
The most basic duty of a repre-
sentative is to attend meetings,
Van Houweling argued.
"The people don't really care to
be there. You don't have quorum
for weeks in a row. Independents
are people who care to be on MSA
and care to get something done -
not just being a conservative or a
liberal," he said. "There's apathy
among the student body and it
turns out there's apathy on the stu-
dent government. I'm really mad as
an LSA student."
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Enact, weekly mtg. SNR, 1040 Dana, 7
Comedy Company, final writers mtg.
All comedic writers welcome. UAC of-
fices, second floor of the Union, 7:30.
Indian American Student Associa-
tion, weekly board mtg. All members
welcome. League, 3rd floor, rm C, 8
U-M Greens, weekly mtg. Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
Support Group for Women Who Are
or Have Been in an Abusive
Relationship. First United Methodist
Christian Science Organization,
weekly mtg. League, ask at front desk
for room, 7:30.
Women in Communications. 2050
Frieze, 6 p.m.
Pro-Choice Action. Joint House Co-op,
917 S. Forest, 7 p.m.
Conference on the Holocaust, mass
mtg. Hillel, 7:30.
"The Coup on the Streets and in the
Soviet Writers' Union," Elena
Yakovich. MLB, 3rd floor conf rm, 3
"Reason and Nature," John
McDowell, University of Pittsburgh.
League, Henderson Rm, 4 p.m.
"Technology and War-Time
Journalism," Charles Eisendrath, 1014
Dow Bldg, 3:30-5.
"Models for Methane
Monooxygenases," Andrew Gelasco.
1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"Structure Property Relations in
Various Organic Superconductors,"
Jeffery Pasternak. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"Some Problems in the Translation
of a Buddhist Sacred Text," Luis
Gomez. 439 West Engineering, 4 p.m
hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at the Angell
Hall Computing Center or call 763-
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
Ultimate Frisbee Club, practice. Be-
ginners welcome. Mitchell Field, 7-9.
Call 668-2886 for info.
Guild House Writers Series, Greg
Loselle. Guild House, 802 Monroe, 8:30-
English Department Coffee Hour, ev-
ery Monday. Haven 7th floor lounge, 3-
Blues Party and Open Mike Night,,
every Monday, $1.50 cover. Blind Pig,
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Monday practice.
1M Bldg, wrestling rm, 7:30-9.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club, Mon-
day practice. Oosterbaan Field House,
9-10:30. Call 996-3392 for info.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
611 Church, 7-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
"Demythologizing Sexual Function
and Dysfunction in Lesbian
Relationships," Lesbian Health
Series, free. Common Language
Ethnic Greek Dancing. Union,
Anderson Rm D, 7:30.
"Bigots Rule U-M," rally. Diag, noon.
"TAs Talk About Graduate School
in Psychology and the GRE," discus-
sion. 2235 Angell, 7:30.
Barry Wallenstein, visiting writers
series. Rackham Amphitheater, 4 p.m.
"Cold Water," cultural/academic ad-
justment to a foreign country. Baits
Residence Hall, Stanley Lounge, 7-9.
Career Planning and Placement.
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