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TODAY
Mild, partly sunny;
High: 45, Low: 31.
TOMORROW
Mostly cloudy;
High: 40, Low: 29.

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Cronenberg and
Burroughs dine on
Naked Lunch.
See ARTS
Page 8.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
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Vol.C, No.663 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, January 29, 1992 The Michigan Daily

Mideast

talks take
broader
direction
MOSCOW (AP) - Although
marred by discord over the Pales-
tinians, the Middle East peace effort
took on a broader look yesterday
with an unprecedented meeting be-
tween Israel and the Arabs to ex-
plore the region's future.
Israel has always sought such
multilateral talks as a forum to
start meshing itself with the Arab
world by sharing water resources,
expertise and environmental mea-
sures.
Arab participants used the occa-
sion to stress demands that Israel
surrender captured territory. Israeli
Foreign Minister David Levy said he
was delighted by the mere fact that
most of the Arabs came.
"This participation is unprece-
dented and we'll know how to ap-
preciate it," he said. "The term
'peace,' bitherto vague, was stated
clearly."
The Palestinians defied the terms
laid down by the meeting's co-spon-
sors, Russia and the United States,
and brought a delegation stacked
with members unacceptable to Is-
rael.
Only three of the Palestinian
delegates live in the occupied terri-
tories and thus meet Israel's terms.
See TALKS, Page 2

State of the
Union highlights
MBush announced several
military cutbacks,
including shutting down
production lines for B-2
bombers after 20 are
built.
EBush also called on
Russian President Boris
Yeltsin to eliminate
several of the country's,
key missiles.
EBush said he wants a
90-day moratorium on
new regulations that he
believes would hinder
economic growth.
Bethany Robertson/DAILY GRAPHIC

President promises
to slow arms output

WASHINGTON (AP) - An-
nouncing changes in America's mil-
itary structure, President Bush said
he will shut down the production
line for the B-2 bomber after 20
planes are built, cancel the small
ICBM program, halt production of
new warheads for sea-based ballis-
tic missiles and stop new produc-
tion of the MX missile.
In addition, he announced a
freeze on purchases of advanced
cruise missiles.
"These are actions we are taking
on our own - because they are the
right thing to do," the president

said.
A White House statement re-
leased with Bush's speech said the
United States will halt production
of W-88 warheads for Trident mis-
siles. That would mark the first
time since 1945 that the United
States has no nuclear weapons in
production.
Bush's proposal for deeper cuts
in nuclear arms would, for the first
time, simultaneously shrink all
three legs of the nation's "triad"
of strategic nuclear weapons: air-
launched missiles and ballistic
missiles on submarines and in un-

derground silos.
It would be the first time the
United States has cut sea-based
strategic nuclear arms.
By asking Yeltsin to agree to
eliminate all land-based ballistic
missiles with multiple warheads,
Bush took aim at the most potent
part of Yeltsin's arsenal: 154 SS-
18 silo-based missiles and 92 SS-24
mobile missiles in Russia, Kaza-
khstan and Ukraine.
Bush will meet with Yeltsin
following a U.N. Security Council
meeting in New York on Friday.
See ADDRESS, Page 2

Bush
Source: The Associated Press

Students give speech mixed reviews

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by Barry Cohen
Daily Government Reporter
Student reaction to President
Bush's State of the Union address
varied from commendation to sur-
face-level acceptance to
condemnation.
"A couple of times he addressed
real issues and the real divisiveness.
He did not shovel out the shit,"
said LSA junior Doug Schwahn.
"He played on the middle class
worker who has been damaged,"
said RC senior Loren Shevitz. "He
had good things to say - what he
wanted to do, but not how to do

it.'
The consensus was that while
the speech will not necessarily
help Bush's popularity, it
definitely will not hurt it.
But one student, who did not
want to be identified, criticized
Bush for ignoring environmental
issues. "He's been in trouble for
not addressing them during his
term," she added.
"He continues to express ideas
as if he is outside the government.
He says these are the problems and
then sets himself apart, as if he is
not elected and responsible," said

RC junior Matt McDermott. He
added that Bush used the same
technique as President Reagan,
namely pulling the public's

the question of who will help it
and if the positive effects will run
deep enough to poor people and
bring more equality towards the

'He continues to express ideas as if he is
outside the government.' - Matt McDermott
RCjunior

College Republicans, applauded
the president's performance. "I
thought that it was the best speech
he ever gave, and I was on the floor
in New Orleans when he gave his
acceptance speech," Slavin said.
Slavin specifically cited his ap-
proval of Bush's proposed capital
gains tax and his tax relief incen-
tives for research and development.
But Dana Miller, president of
College Democrats, said, "I think
that the capital gains tax is not a
solution to the middle class and is
not a solution to reviving the
economy. It is a farce to say it is."

heartstrings and not taking the
blame for his mistakes.
While Bush made proposals to
revive the economy, LSA junior
Jeff Traurig said, "There is still

classes." He added that Bush's
surface-level proposals to lower
taxes and boost education will
increase his popuhrity.
Jim Slavin, vice president of

1.

Feds track E. Quad drug use
Drug Enforcement Agency rumored to be at residence hall
by Ben Deci are also under surveillance, resident advis- However, other RFs point to a clause in
Daily Crime Reporter ers from West and South Quadrangles said the typical University lease that prevents

East Quadrangle staff members said
yesterday that they were told by housing
officials in a meeting Monday that the res-
idence hall is under Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) surveillance.
Some parents of East Quad residents
were upset to find drug use apparent in the
dormitory during a visit, Resident
Fellows said. The parents reported this
drug use to the Housing Division and
University President James Duderstadt.
RFs were told Monday night that
* Duderstadt was the first to contact the
DEA about the possibility of drug use in
East Quad.
"We've been targeted by the DEA for
surveillance," said one East Quad RF, who
asked not to be named.
Although the RF said that the East
Quad staff was told other residence halls

they hadn't heard of the DEA investiga-
tion.
The RFs said they were told all rooms
could be subjected to search procedures.
"The agents can come in whenever they
want and search a room. The resident
doesn't even need to be there," said another
East Quadrangle RF who wished to remain
anonymous.
East Quad Building Director Deba
Patnik, when reached late yesterday after-
noon, declined to comment on the entire
situation until today. Other administra-
tion officials, including Housing Director
Robert Hughes, did not return phone calls.
Because the University is a public insti-
tution, housing is considered government
property. Some RFs are claiming that this
allows rooms to be searched, even without
a warrant.

this type of intrusion.
According to Ann Arbor Police Sgt.
Michael Zsenyuk, it is not illegal to pos-
sess drug paraphernalia. "There is no ordi-
nance in Ann Arbor against a marijuana
pipe, for example. There isn't a federal one
either that I'm aware of," he said.
However, such items, especially when
there are traces of a drug present, can be
used as evidence against an individual,
Zsenyuk added.
East Quad residents said in a hall meet-
ing last night that they are upset about the
agents. "It's a disgusting breach of my
trust in the University. Whether I use
drugs or not my rights are being violated,"
complained Daniel Wineman, a Residential
College first-year student who said he was
told of the agents' activities by a staff
member.

Truckin'
Peter Vasher, age 4 1/2, plays in the store Generations on S. Main yesterday while his mom
shops with his little sister. Peter says he likes trucks and jeeps.

Jud needs
Spartan
effort vs.
Michigan
by Jeni Durst
Daily Basketball Writer
For weeks, Michigan State coach
Jud Heathcote has been sizing up
tonight's competition. And he hasn't
liked what he's seen.
When Michigan (3-3 in the Big
Ten, 11-4 overall) and the Spartans
(3-2, 13-2) face off tonight at the
Breslin Center in East Lansing, they
won't be meeting eye to eye.
"The matchups are going to be
difficult for us in terms of size,"
Heathcote said. "We think their in-
side size is a problem for us. Where
we have 6'6", 6'7" inside players,
theirs are 6'9". Yet, I have to think
that maybe our experience, our ma-
turity will give us an advantage over
their youth and talent. I hope I'm
right."
The largest mismatch will occur
at the guard position. At 6'8" and
* 186 pounds, Michigan's Jalen Rose
towers above any of the Spartan

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MSA unanimously opposes
interim speech, conduct code

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
Following more than an hour of
discussion, the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) unanimously
voted last night to ask the Univer-
sity to abandon its Interim Speech
Code.
The assembly then voted to put a
referendum for the "Preservation of
Students' Freedom of Speech" on
the next MSA ballot, which will
ask students to adopt a similar
stance.
The assembly's resolution also
endorsed a pending state legislature
bill prohibiting state colleges and
universities from enacting speech
codes.
Michigan Rep. Stephen Dresch
(R-Hancock) came to last night's
meeting to address the assembly

about the House Bill 5059 - "The
Michigan Collegiate Speech Protec-
tion Act."
"I came tonight to Ann Arbor
and to this meeting because I see the
responsibility falling on students
- the responsibility to protect the
fundamental freedoms in this insti-
tuion," Dresch said.
The University has enacted a pol-
icy on Discrimination and Discrimi-
natory Harassment twice. The first
policy was struck down as unconsti-
tutional in 1989. The University
then issued its present Interim Pol-
icy on Discrimination and Discrimi-
natory Harassment.
"Ultimately, for better or
worse, you have the responsibility
to defend freedom of speech,"
Dresch said. "You shouldn't have
the responsibility of defending the

University but don't think you can
depend on the administration to do
that for you.
The Student Rights Commission
(SRC) presented a 42-page inves-
tigative report to the assembly that
"concludes that the University of
Michigan should elimate its In-
terim Policy on Discrimination and
Discriminatory Harassment and
should not enact any code that simi-
larly curtails freedom of speech,"
according to an SRC flier.
"It's about time that someone
really defended free speech on this
campus," LSA Rep.~Corey Hill said.
"I'm glad SRC is finally getting
credit that's long overdue."
The SRC's resolution has already
been endorsed by 11 members of the
Michigan House of Representatives.
See MSA, Page 2

LaRouche to appear in Mich. primary
by Andrew Levy brought by the Michigan branch of
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter the American Civil Liberties Union
Perennial presidential candidate (ACLU) in the name of LaRouche
and convicted felon Lyndon and Max Dean, a Flint attorney, re-
LaRouche, initially excluded from verses a decision by Michigan
Secretary of State Richard Austin

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