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The Michigan Union policy was bad enough, but
the way it's being enforced is even worse. First,
it's just Michigan students, but now all students
are being admitted. What's the real story?

FridayFOCUS
This is the city. It's a city of crime. But you don't
have to be a helpless victim. This week's focus
takes a closer look on how students can learn to
defend themselves.

The ska's the limit, and these gangsters just
wanna have fun. Read Skot Beal's profile of a
local ska band, Gangster Fun.

Today
Windyand colder;
High: 32. Low: 1 5
Tomorrow
Mostly cloudy; High 24, Low 6

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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 73 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, February 7, 1992 copyrght ©1992
The Michigan Daily
State universities keep current hiring practices
by Karen Sabgir identification. olate state law at the time. "It all Kalamazoo College, are not human beings and their future there closed, said Bill Dermody, special
Daily Higher Education Reporter Some state laws - such as the seemed to me within the letter of required to abide by the Open is a chance of someone getting assistant to the chancellor.
State universities said they will Michigan Open Meetings Act - the law," he said. Meetings Act. James Duncan, hurt," Duncan said. Officials at both Michigan State
keep using the same hiring practices ban university boards of trustees Most universities appoint advi- former chair of Kalamzoo College's In its current presidential search, University and CMU said the
when searching for a new president from voting or meeting as an entire California State University in schools comply with the state's
after a recent court case involving body in private, but some boards try 'If we say we are going to interview, they Northfield, held an initial meeting Open Meetings Act. In the initial
methods used by the University to find ways to evade the Act. In give up the right to anonymity.' open to the public to discuss the stages of the CMU selection pro-
Board of Regents in the hiring of 1988 subcommittees at Central - Russell Herron needs of the campus, establish crite- cess candidates can request a con-
President James Duderstadt. Michigan University (CMU) .t.o ria for the candidate selection and tract which would assure that their
However, universities nation- interviewed presidential candidates Vice president for CMU relations write an advertisement to solicit names remain anonymous.
wide vary the way they conduct off-campus. sory committees composed of fac- presidential search committee, said candidates. However, if the candidate is
their search processes according to Russell Herron, CMU vice pres- ulty, students and alumni to the he favored closed meetings when But once applications for the po- called in for an interview and cam-
state laws regarding open meetings ident for university relations and board of trustees who screen the finding the school's leader and calls sition ar-rive, the applicants' names pus tour, his or her name is made
and individual universities' secretary to the Board of Trustees, first pool of applications, such measures essential. will be confidential and the meet- public.
procedures concerning candidate said he felt the meetings did not vi- Private universities, such as "When you are talking about ings with the candidates will be See SEARCH, Page 2

School of
Library
Studies
seeks dean
by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
Members of the School of
Information and Library Studies
Dean Search Committee have begun
soliciting applications and student
recommendations for candidates to
replace current Library Studies Dean
Robert Warner after he steps down
from his office this summer.
The committee, formulated at
the end of last December, has been
meeting to identify traits desired in
prospective candidates. It is now
placing advertisements in higher
education journals,.
Search Committee Chair
Miranda Pao indicated the
candidates should be able to
facilitate cross-disciplinary
research, work well with people,
maintain a commitment to
affirmative action and equal
opportunity, and display dedication
to academic and scholastic pursuits.
"We'd like to have a person
who's a visionary leader," Pao said.
See DEAN, Page 2

Health care proposal

could I
CLEVELAND (AP) -
President Bush plunged into a fierce
election-year battle over health care
yesterday, offering tax credits and
deductions to help 95 million
Americans buy medical insurance.
He said his plan would "put an end
to the worry" that plagues poor and
uninsured people.
Opening a cross-country tour to
promote his plan, Bush said, "In
these hard times we simply cannot
accept the fact that one in every
seven Americans is uninsured."
Democrats and some health
professionals were quick to reject
Bush's proposal, saying it was
"disgraceful" and would not make
health care more accessible or
affordable.
Bush's program, costing $100
billion over five years, would be
financed in part from savings in
Medicaid, the government's health
program for the poor, and Medicare,
which covers the elderly.
The administration said it would
negotiate with Congress on exactly
how to pay for it, and offered
options covering 38 pages.
"We'll figure that out," Bush

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told reporters. "We've got it
working."
Bush's proposal was the latest
entry in a large field of health
proposals, already crowded by
dozens of plans offered by
Democrats.
With more than 35 million
Americans lacking any health
insurance,-the issue has become a hot
topic on the campaign trail.
The president unveiled his plan
in a speech before the Greater
Cleveland Growth Association, a
business officials' group. The
audience gave Bush a tepid response,
offering applause only once during
his remarks.
The heart of Bush's plan is a
system of tax credits and deductions
to help poor and middle-income
people pay health insurance costs of
up to $3,750 per family.
The full tax credit, or voucher,
would be available only to those
below the poverty level. Lesser
credits would go to those with
higher incomes.
The full deduction of $3,750 per
family would be available for the
cost of health insurance or

Mr. Wright
Steven Wright performs before a
night.

packed house at Hill Auditorium last

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Court forces state
to find new waste
dumping sites

million
unreimbursed medical expenses for
families earning up to $70,000.
The deduction would be 'less for
the income level between $70,000
and $80,000, and would disappear
for families with higher earnings.
The deduction would be reduced by
any amount contributed by an
employer for the insurance.
Bush ripped into Democratic
alternatives, calling them a
"prescription for disaster" and a
back door route to an even costlier
system of national health insurance.
"I don't believe people want to
be shoveled into some new health
care bureaucracy," said Bush. He
rejected the idea of nationalized
health care as "the worst of both
worlds: No one has an incentive to
control costs and everyone pays."
Democratic presidential hopeful
Bob Kerrey returned the criticism,
saying Bush's bill "sends a hearse
instead of an ambulance to
Americans who are dialing 911 on
health care."
Bush said his plan would provide
affordable, efficient care, cut
excesses and waste, and control the
See HEALTH, Page 2
Engler's
budget
may hurt
higher ed.
by Barry Cohen
Daily Government Reporter.
Gov. John Engler's 1992 budget,
which does not provide for increases
in higher education funding, could
force state colleges and universities
to raise tuition or cut spending,
government officials said.
Alaina Campbell, Michigan
Collegiate Coalition legislative di-
rector, said that Engler's budget
proposal will actually result in a
net loss to state universities and
colleges.
"According to the governor's
address last night, he's going to
hold the line at a zero percent in-
crease in funding. With inflation at
3 to 4 percent, it's actually a cut,"
Campbell said.
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) said Engler tried to give a 2
percent increase to higher education,
but had to work within the con-
straints imposed by not raising
taxes. "You can't discuss how to
spend money that does not exist,"
he said.
But Schwarz agreed with Camp-
bell's assessment that Engler's
funding freeze in higher education is

Michigan plans to
by Elizabeth Slack
Under a Jan. 24 court ruling, the
three states with existing licensed
low-level radioactive waste dis-
posal sites no longer have to accept
Michigan's radioactive waste.
The ruling, from the 6th U.S.
District Court of Appeals, over-
turned a previous decision in the
U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids
which ordered Nevada, South Car-
olina, and Washington to accept
Michigan's waste.
Michigan is now the only state
prohibited from using the three
national waste dumps.
Michigan is also the first state
to be expelled from the Midwest
Compact, a seven - now six -
state organization created by the
federal government to deal with the
disposal of radioactive waste.
As the largest waste producer of
the original seven, Michigan origi-

appeal decision
nally had been designated the Com-
pact's host state and accepted the
largest share of waste materials.
In 1980, a Washington state
statute prohibiting the dumping of
radioactive waste from other states
was declared unconstitutional. By
1985, the statute had been amended,
and the Washington site as well as
the other national sites had to
continue accepting the waste for
another seven years.
The 1985 amendment also stated,
however, that states using the dump
sites had to construct dump sites of
their own within the seven year pe-
riod or make arrangements to use
one in another state.
"There were milestones to be
complied with, but Michigan has
not yet constructed a site," said
Allen Miller, assistant attorney
See WASTE, Page 2

Too leg it to equip
LSA junior Brad Miles and LSA senior Susi Prekel check out equipment from LSA junior Frank Palardy at Frieze
Media yesterday.

Baker plans to keep tough stance on Israel loan guarantees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Israel
owes its good international credit
rating to U.S. subsidies, Secretary of

between Baker and Israeli
Ambassador Zalman Shoval, who
just returned from consultations on

sought to avoid most questions
dealing with the sensitive talks on
the guarantees.
When Rn i il(~mn(RAT V 'I

intent" that economic aid payments
to Israel each year be at least equal
to Jerusalem's interest and principal
owepd foir that vep'r toh the TUnte

support U.S. policy," he said. That
policy, since 1967, has been that
settlements in the territories are an

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