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State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) has
always been a champion of student's rights. With
the deputization hearings just around the corner,
students need his help more than ever.

Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco concoct
another a bomb in Medicine Man, a movie for
which there is no cure.

The years go by, but the beat goes on for the
Michigan swimming program. This weekend,
coach Jon Urbanchek's men's team won its
seventh consecutive Big Ten title.

Cold, a bit of snow;
High: 24, Low: 1 5*'
Tomorrow **
A few flurries; High 32, Low 14


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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol CII, No. 73 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 10, 1992 y 9
The Mhgan Daily

MOSCOW (AP) - In a grow-
ing split in public opinion over eco-
nomic reforms, tens of thousands of
people rallied against President
Boris Yeltsin yesterday, but more
than 10,000 Yeltsin partisans
demonstrated in support.
The competing protests, less
than two months after the collapse
of the Soviet Union, were being
watched as a measure of Yeltsin's
popularity as prices rise and living
standards fall. In the past month,
prices in Russia and across the
Commonwealth of Independent
State have nearly quadrupled for
many goods that had been held at
artificially low prices for decades.
In a symbolic move, the Yeltsin
backers staged their demonstration
at the Russian Parliament. building,
where Yeltsin led the anti-coup
vigil in August that propelled him
to the leading political role in the
At the parliament, which is
0known as the White House, a
speaker told the cheering crowd:
"We don't want to demonstrate.
,We want to work. But we must
come to the defense of the White
The hard-liners' rally in
Moscow - where many waved the
red flag of the old union - was one
of the biggest of its kind since the
coup. Recent rallies by pro-commu-
*nists. and other traditionalists
rarely drew more than 1,000 people,
so yesterday's turnout indicated
growing support and organization
among the hard-liners.
The rally was organized by a
loose coalition of groups that in-
clude the Russian Communist
Workers' Party, the Moscow Labor
Party and the nationalist movement
Nashi, or Ours. They are united by
See RUSSIANS, Page 2

Judge throws
out challenge
to couples law

by Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporter
A lawsuit challenging Ann Ar-
bor's domestic partnership ordi-
nance - which allows heterosexual
and homosexual couples to register
their relationships with the City
Clerk's office - was dismissed
from court Friday.
The lawsuit, brought by Charles
and Ellen Graham, has two compo-
nents. The first part addresses the
direct legality of the ordinance, and
the second part refers to the regis-,
tered relationship between two fe-
male city employees, Jayne Miller
and Chris McCown.
Chief Washtenaw Circuit Judge
Melinda Morris ruled against the
Grahams' lawsuit. Morris said the
Grahams have no legal standing to
challenge the ordinance which was
passed unanimously by the City

Council Nov. 4 of last year.
Steven Jentzen, the Grahams' at-
torney, said he was somewhat sur-
prised by the ruling.
"We live in a state that encour-
ages marriage. This ordinance en-
courages unmarried couples to en-
gage in sexual relationships that are
contrary to relationships encour-
aged by state law," Jentzen said.
"The ordinance supports and en-
courages extra-marital sexual rela-
tions with unmarried couples,
which is illegal in the state of
Michigan," he added.
Miller and McCown receive
some extended insurance benefits as
a result of their relationship, their
attorney David Chambers said. An
optional paid sick day to care for an
ill partner is an example benefit, he
See RULING, Page 2

Follow your nose...
Art School Jennifer Brown paints the wall of Fred-Taylor House in South Quad with a jungle theme Saturday.

Harkin, Bush touted as Iowa shoo-ins

Democrats holding more than 2,000
precinct caucuses across this state
today have only one question to an-
swer: How big a victory will they

cratic presidential field in Septem-
ber, and his grip on the Iowa Demo-
cratic Party's machinery kept other
candidates from challenging him in
the caucuses.
Only Harkin has opened an office
and hired a campaign staff. Former
California Gov. Jerry Brown ven-
tured into the state, but complained
the caucuses are rigged in Harkin's
The absence of a fight led politi-
cal leaders to predict that many
Iowans would find something else
to do today. They said only about 5
percent of the state's 482,880 regis-
tered Republicans and 579,875
registered Democrats would show
Yesterday, Harkin zipped across

the state, cajoling voters to top the
low-turnout projections and give
him a win big enough to push him
toward the top of the slate in New
Hampshire and the South.
"We're going to win the cau-
cuses, I know that. But I need to do
it right," he said in Ottumwa.

President Bush faces a challenge
from conservative commentator Pat
Buchanan and former Ku Klux Klan
leader David Duke. But Republicans
decided not to collect presidential
preferences of those attending GOP
Iowa Republican Chairman

Richard Schwarm said the party felt
that Duke was not a real Republican
and Buchanan's challenge was
merely symbolic. To ensure a Bush
ictory, Rep itcn ":111 clect lo-
cal party officials, fight about
platform issues and go home early.

Presidential candidates compete for voter support

give home-state Sen. Tom Harkin?
Republicans have even less to de-
cide in the caucus meetings, tradi-
tionally 'he much ballyhooed kick-
off to the presidential campaign
Not this time.
Harkin jumped into the Demo-

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Paul
Tsongas boasted of momentum yes-
terday heading into the final week
of New Hampshire's lead-off
Democratic presidential primary
campaign and received for his surge a
harsh attack from rival Bob Kerrey.
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin was home
securing his virtually certain win in

today's caucuses. Arkansas Gov. Bill
Clinton also went home, to Little
Rock, but is due back in New
Hampshire today.
Former California Gov. Jerry
Brown campaigned across Maine,
continuing his attack on the politi-
cal system, saying it was preventing
national health insurance - and his

candidacy - from taking hold.
A new poll of likely Democratic
voters in New Hampshire showed
Tsongas, a former Massachusetts
senator, benefiting from wavering
support of Clinton, whose campaign
was preoccupied this week with
questions about his use of a

'U' pilot flies through the
air with greatest of ease


by Josh Meckler
* Daily Staff. Reporter
Rich Jackson's job description
sounds a lot like a famous super-
hero's. Jackson flies through the
air, stops to pick up people whose
lives are in danger, and then whisks
them off to safety.
But he has no 'S' on his chest. In-
stead, it's on the helicopter he flies
for Survival Flight at the Univer-
sity of Michigan Hospital.
Jackson said about 95 percent of
his missions are spent with two
flight nurses flying to other hospi-
tals to pick up patients and transfer
them to the University's more ad-
vanced treatment facilities.
The rest of the time, Jackson and
the nurses fly directly to the scene
of an accident, or to a hospital
where an accident victim has just
been taken. Those experiences,

Jackson said, are the most memo-
rable and trying parts of his job.
Sometimes at hospitals, Jackson
encounters emotional family mem-
'You fly in all
different types of
weather, 12 months a
year and 24 hours a
- Rich Jackson
Survival flight pilot
bers who tell him to fly safely.
"It's a strange thing to say. Yes,
I am going to fly safely, but I
wouldn't fly unsafely anyway,"
Jackson said. "You're trying to
separate yourself from all this

emotion just to do your job well."
Jackson has 24 years of flying
experience behind him to help him
with his present job.
He first flew in 1967 after join-
ing the Army and going to flight
school in Fort Rucker, Ala. In
1968, Jackson left for a year-long
tour of duty in Vietnam where he
flew combat support for soldiers in
a mountainous region of the
In addition to the difficulty of
navigating the terrain, Jackson also
faced the problem of maneuvering
through streams of artillery fire.
Unlike the Man of Steel, the steel-
of his helicopter could not repel
"Fifty-caliber rounds are very
interesting because it looks like
they're shooting basketballs at
See JACKSON, Page 2

flood irks
students ue
by Josh Meckler
and Melissa Peerless
.f/Daily Staff Reporters
Instead of coming home
n. X sloshed, some South Quad residents
of had to slosh home Friday night
. when a leaking urinal on the third
floor of Hunt House caused a
flood, leaving the hall covered
with one to two inches of water.
One student said the leak
started at about 11 p.m. when two
students who were visiting the
{/ University pulled a pipe above the
urinal out of the wall.
LSA sophomore Matt Wiley
.. ~who lives down the hall from the
bathroom - said, "The guys were
friends of someone who lives on
the hall. They were drinking quite
01YF f 5heavily and they went in the bath-
room and pulled out the tube."
However, Dallas Lanier, third
Hunt's resident advisor (RA), said
no one is sure how the flood
"It has not even been confirmed
that a person pulled the pipe out of
the wall," he said. "Security is
still investigating to find the

Blacks anticipate the future
Events of Black History Month focus on tomorrow

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter
"A Legacy for Our Tomorrow"
is the theme of this year's Black
History Month events. The month's
activities include several social pro-

ation, is expected to speak on racism
in Europe. The Black Student Union
is sponsoring Jefferies' visit.
Other events include Black His-
tory Month dinners sponsored by
residence halls and planned by mi-

lots due to racial tensions during
that era.
Wang said the group's struggle
stood out to her as a multicultural
one, not just a Black struggle.
"It shows that when it comes to

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