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Continued from page 1
is a complex city wide problem,
but complex citywide issues are
dealt with on a case by case basis."
OxBridge Neighborhood Asso-
ciation President Paul Rogers said
Delta Zeta will present "a clear
and unavoidable danger to our chil-
dren and our neighborhood."
Rogers said, "Violations of
parking are all too common in this
part of the city."
Panhellenic Adviser Mary Beth
Seiler said Delta Zeta "should not

be denied access because of a com-
plex citywide issue."
Angell Elementary School
President Nanette Gill asked to
table the issue "to allow enough
time for full exploration of the
safety issues regarding the drive-
way use."
Delta Zeta member Jenny Rip-
kin said, "We are not asking for
just a house. We are asking for our
Intercoopreative Council Presi-
dent Jim Jones spoke in support of
Delta Zeta. He said Washtenaw is

primarily group housing.
Perry Nursery School Board
president Percy Bates stressed the
interest of the school in the fate of
this property. "We have to relocate
because our present building is an
economic liability.'
Perry Nursery School Treasurer
Karen Bolles said the parking lot
currently handles 208 car trips to
and from Washtenaw Avenue a day.
"We do not believe that a sorority
will generate as much traffic."

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middle class.
Bush, like Ronald Reagan, rel-
ishes a reputation as a tax-cutter
flatly opposed to any tax increase.
But just as Reagan signed a dozen
tax increases in his eight years as
president, Bush relented in 1990 and
agreed to higher taxes to reduce the
budget deficit.
The president's proposal shies
away from any general tax increase
but millions would feel the sting
anyway. Among the proposals, and
their five-year costs:
Two million state and local
government employees who have
held their jobs since before April 1,
1986, would be required to pay the
1.45 percent tax that finances Medi-
care hospital insurance. Workers
hired since that date already pay the
tax. All but about 300,000 of the 2
million already are covered by
Medicare because of previous em-
ployment or their spouse's coverage.
The change, which Congress has
repeatedly refused to approve,
would cost workers more than $8
billion, which their employers
would match;
An estimated 100,000 opera-
tors of diesel-powered recreational
boats would begin paying the 20.1-
cent-a-gallon tax on diesel fuel. The
estimated $200 million would fi-
nance repeal of the luxury tax on
yachts costing more than $100,000;
The nearly 1,000 credit
unions with assets over $50 million
would be subject to income tax for
the first time, costing them as much
as $2 billion.
Critics say this would penalize
32 million members of those credit
unions. The administration says the
change would be fair because large
credit unions function like full-ser-
vice banks, which pay such taxes.



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June - The University Board of Regents votes at its
monthly meeting to deputize campus police through
the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department.
August - Public Act 120 goes is passed, granting
deputization powers - like the sheriff's - to the
governing bodies of state colleges and universities.
Sept. 20 - 200 students pack the regents meeting to
criticize deputization.
Oct. 12 - Michigan Student Assembly's Student Rights
Commission (SRC) chalks anti-deputization messages
on the Diag.
Oct. 19 - Three MSA representatives go to the regents
meeting in Flint to criticize deputization.
Oct. 22-26 - MSA and the Graduate Employees
Organization sponsor "Student Rights/Activism Week"
to protest deputization.
Nov. 14 - Forty members of Students for a Safer Campus
(SSC) hold a sit-in in University President James
Duderstadt's office, while supporters hold a candle
vigil for them in Regents Plaza.
Nov. 15 - Four hundred students rally in Regents Plaza.
Sixteen are arrested, and one Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officer is injured. About 600 later hold a
sit-in on Duderstadt's home on South University Ave.
Nov. 16 - More than 1,000 students rally in front of the
Michigan Union, blocking traffic on State Street.
Nov. 19 -About 1,000 students attend a teach-in in the
Union sponsored by MSA.
Nov. 27 -Mary Ann Swain, then-vice president for
student services, holds a deputization forum.
About 70 attend.
Nov. 29 - About 100 attend Swain's second forum.
Dec. 6 - The University releases background information
about it s newly deputized public safety officers.
The deputization movement fades during the Persian Gulf
War. Meanwhile, the County Sheriff's Department plans
to terminate its deputization of campus police "by no later
than 3/31/92," according to a Sept. 11 letter from County
UnderSheriff Michael Johnson to DPS Director Leo Heatley.
Jan. 21 - Administrators meet with MSA representatives
to discuss deputization through the regents, and scheduling
of two public hearings, as mandated by Public Act 120.
Jan. 28 -The University officially sets the hearings for
Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.
Feb. 5 - Protesters chalk anti-deputization messages
on the Diag.

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said MSA should help organize the
oversight committee required by
Public Act 120. This committee
will consist of two students, two
staff members, and two faculty
Continued from page 1
a lot of discrepancies in his
While some students said they
believe Tyson's reputation as a brute
and the publicity surrounding his
divorce from actress Robin Givens
prejudiced the jurors, others said it
should have worked in Tyson's fa-
"If anything, the divorce settle-
ment with Robin Givens should
have helped his defense because his
attorneys showed that he is up front
Continued from page 1
difficulty in finding late-
night study areas.
Hartford added that she hopes to
be able to remedy some of the
students' concerns.
"I hope we can jump on those
problems and solve them. Of course,
I can't make any promises," she said.
In addition to learning a lot,
Hartford said she had a lot of fun.
"I enjoyed it. I really had a
wonderful roommate. She and he
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- that's just the way he is,"
Ouwinga said.
Tyson ... faces the
possibility of 60 years
in prison.
Many students said they had
wondered if Tyson's status as a
heavyweight boxing champion
would keep him from being con-
victed. Students also said they doubt
if, in light of the fact that he was
convicted, that Tyson will get a
harsh sentence on March 6.
friends mademe feel at home. They
let me tag along with them," she
Hartford said the only drawback
was that she missed her husband. She
'1 enjoyed it.'
- Maureen Hartford
Student Affairs VP
added, however, that he was able to
join her for dinner one night.
"He thought the food was
wonderful. That's a sad comment on
my cooking," she said.


"We'have wanted and still
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