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Union policy
consultation came
too late.
Page 4.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Vol. Cil, No. 38

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 20, 1991

Copyright Z19Sl
The Micigan Daily


Unstaffed polls, p}
apathy hamper
MSA elections.

Bomb threats
cause scare at
two buildings
Students criticize evacuation
procedures at Stockwell Hall
by Karen Sabgir alarm on the way out of t
Daily Staff Reporter building.

by Purvi Shah
Daily MSA Reporter
If Business Rep. Tony Vernon is
right, voter turnout for Michigan
Student Assembly elections may
be less than usual, since many poll
sites were not open yesterday due
to staffing problems.
"People are voting because I'm
asking them to vote," he said. "It's
not like people come here to vote.
I'm reminding them."
Election Director Carrie

argued that the poll closings
would decrease voter turnout be-
cause students dotnot go out of
their way to vote.
"They were not set up at the
Fishbowl today and that was a re-
ally silly move because the people
who were at the Fishbowl today
won't be there tomorrow,"
Benezra said last night. "It's not
very good for voter turnout."
There were other problems
with voting yesterday, as some
poll workers forgot to give out the
referenda or LSA Student
Government ballots.
Yet Union poll worker LSA ju-
nior Stephanie Day said people
were voting. "I guess it's a steady
flow," she said. "It's not a rush,
but I always have one or two peo-
ple here."
She argued that voter turnout is
fairly constant because some peo-
ple follow the issues and vote
However, campaign issues was
not the only factor that drew vot-


Pittman said yesterday that many
small polling sites, including the
Frieze Building and School of
Natural Resources, were closed in
the morning because there were not
enough people to work the polls.
LSA junior Valerie Benezra,
who also served as the Academic
Affairs Committee Chair last year,

Art school senior Jodi Fanaroff works at an MSA polling site in the
Fishbowl yesterday.

Two bomb threats were reported
to the University Department of
Public Safety and Security (DPSS)
Monday and yesterday, one at the
Dennison building and one in the
Stockwell residence hall.
"There is no evidence that there
was a connection between the two,"
said Lt. Vernon Baisden of the
Although both threats were
false alarms, the Stockwell resi-
dents said the incident in their resi-
dence hall left them scared and con-
fused. Residents complained that
they were unaware of the bomb
threat policy and were generally
dissatisfied with the way DPSS
handled the situation.
Baisden said DPSS responded to a
threat at Dennison at 3:56 p.m.
Monday. DPSS officers notified
people in the building and the area
was searched, he said. DPSS and fac-
ulty members decided together not
to evacuate the building, after no
bomb was found.
Just before 2:30 a.m. yesterday,
first-year LSA student Jacqueline
Jones received an anonymous on-
campus phone call in her room at
"We've been notified that
there's a bomb in the Blue Carpet
Lounge in Stockwell," the caller
After asking whether Jones was
a Stockwell resident, the caller told
her to wake up her roommate, to
wake up her Resident Advisor
(RA), notify as many residents as
possible, and then pull the fire

Jones first went to her RA's
room, but after finding no one there,
she searched for other people who
were awake. Jones found Engineer-
ing sophomore Janine Mueller in
the computer room and told her
about the call.
"I was the one who initially
called security," said Mueller, who
'I was scared because
I didn't know what to
expect. Was it a
rumor? ... Why were
we the only ones out
- Aileen Supena
Stockwell Resident
described Jones as flustered.
"Five minutes later we heard
some one banging on doors," said
Jones. It was LSA junior Sarah
Richelew, a fourth floor RA. She
had been notified by security about
the threat and was waking residents
up and giving them the choice to
leave the building if they wanted to.
Mueller said that Richelew told
them to wake up the other fourth
floor RA. Getting no response, the
two residents started waking up the
other half of the fourth floor.
Most of the residents on the
fourth floor evacuated the building,
as well as several from other floors
who heard the pounding. Most resi-
dents either chose not to leave the
building or didn't find out about the
threat until after the search was
See THREAT, Page 2

Ba den, Heatley answer assembly's
questions on 'U' security incidents

by Melissa Peerless
and Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporters
As election ballots flooded the
Michigan Student Assembly cham-
bers, MSA met in Bursley cafeteria
last night, joined by Leo Heatley
and Lt. Vernon Baisden from the
University's Department of Safety
and Security (DPSS).
Representatives questioned
Heatley and Baisden on everything

from funding for the deputized po-
lice force to recent incidents of
sexual assault on campus.
Heatley discussed the rape that
occurred Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. near
Hill auditorium.
"Maybe that area is in need of
additional lighting," Heatley said.
"Landscaping issues certainly need
to be addressed in that area. The
bushes are very thick.
"We're not where we want to

be in terms of safety on campus
yet," Heatley added.
Heatley also fielded questions
from about the police force and its
interaction with African-American
Rackham Rep. Amy Polk asked
Heatley about three specific
events: an incident involving Black
students handling University video
equipment who were detained by
police; an incident in which a group

of Black orientation students were
trailed by campus police; and the
recent incident in which African-
American women were stopped and
questioned at random following
the apprehension of a Black man on
campus by University and Ann Ar-
bor police.
In the video equipment case,
Heatley said city police had re-
ceived a phone call about suspicious
See MEETING, Page 2


Override on Bush
veto of gag rule ban
falls short in House

House yesterday sustained President
Bush's veto earlier in the day of a
bill that would have lifted his ban
of federally financed abortion coun-
seling. Democrats had thought they
had the muscle to override Bush for
the first time, but fell a dozen votes
The outcome left Bush with a
perfect 24-0 record for making his
vetoes stick, and was a blow to
House Speaker Thomas Foley (D-
Wash.) who convened the override
debate immediately after the presi-
dent's action with a prediction that
"We have the votes" on the hotly
* disputed abortion issue.
Foley didn't; the 276-156 tally
was a dozen short of the two-thirds
Foley condemned the veto as mo-
tivated by "a mistaken principle."
At stake was an overall, $205
billion spending bill for education,
labor and health programs. The
fight was centered on a provision
that would block for one year the
Bush administration's rule banning
abortion counseling at federally
supported family planning clinics.
That provision has been attacked
as a "gag rule" by critics who say it
shackles doctors and prevents preg-
nant women from obtaining infor-

mation pertinent to their right of
The bill had cleared the Senate
72-25, more than the two-thirds
veto-proof majority, earlier this
In vetoing the bill, Bush con-
tended he was not trying to restrict
counseling for pregnant women.
He pointed to a memo he sent to
Louis Sullivan, the secretary of
Health and Human Services, which
he said "makes clear that there is no
'gag rule' to interfere with the doc-
tor-patient relationship. I have di-
rected that in implementing these
regulations, nothing prevents a
woman from receiving complete
medical information about her con-
dition from a physician."
Rep. Vic Fazio (D-Calif.) called
the veto "disgusting."
"This is an absolute outrage,"
said Rep.sPatricia Schroeder (D-
Colo.). "Anyone who does not vote
to override is saying to American
women, we don't think you're adult
enough to have your options ex-
plained to you ... by a doctor or a
Bush's ban on abortion counsel-
ing had the strong backing of anti-
abortion leaders. Though lacking
majority support in both the House
See VETO, Page 2

Man faces
date rape
by Melissa Peerless
and Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporters
An LSA sophomore may be
charged with criminal sexual as-
sault, Ann Arbor police said
Police said they received reports
from a woman, also a University
student, who was the suspect's date
for a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party
last Thursday.
According to police reports, at
about 10:45 p.m., the victim and
suspect went for a walk which
ended in the suspect's room.
The woman told police that she
and the suspect had started kissing
when he started making further ad-
vances. When the woman resisted,
the suspect threw her off the couch
and pinned her down on the floor
where he proceeded to touch her
against her will, reports said.
The alleged assault was inter-
rupted when a friend - who had be-
come alarmed when she found the
suspect's bedroom door locked -
asked the suspect's roommate to un-
lock the door from the outside.
Ann Arbor Police Lt. Allen
Hartwig said although the suspect
has been identified, investigations
are continuing.
He added that police do not yet
know if the woman wants to press

Willie Goston, a Red Cross employee, tags the blood as it comes in. The APO blood battle is being held in the
Michigan Union Ballroom this week.
'U' ahead in blood battle vs. OSU
despite lack of Red Cross nurses

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Staff Reporter
The University has collected
2,114 pints of blood in the first
week of Alpha Phi Omega's
(APO) annual blood battle,
putting the University ahead of
Ohio State's 1,525 units.
"Right now we are ahead of
Ohio State University, but it

doesn't mean jack," said Neal Fry,
the campus Red Cross
Representative . "They are going
to collect blood from the agricul-
ture school and the veterinarian
school and all those other dumb
schools that only Ohio State has."
Scheduling problems with
nurses have set the blood drive be-
hind schedule, said John Lin, a

Rackham student and APO service
fraternity member.
Walk-in appointments were
cancelled all day Monday and for
short periods of time at the dor-
mitories last week due to the lack
of available nurses. Only students
who had appointments were al-
lowed to donate blood.
See BLOOD, Page 2

Researchers develop method to grow synthetic bone marrow

.by Ben Deci
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professor in internal medicine and
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process has created conditions in
which hone marrow cells grnw for

which leaves the hip looking like
swiss chaese"

success was the process, and the
more involved with that I was. the

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