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The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, February 19,1992 - Page 3

City attorney begins new
post, stresses social issues
by Erin Einhorn "I'm the council's lawyer. My job
Daily City Reporter provide legal services That's what I elan

is to
to do

Elizabeth Schwartz, the new city attorney
who officially began her position Friday, at-
tended her first City Council meeting last
"It was shorter than I thought it would be,"
said Schwartz about the unusually brief
Schwartz is responsible for answering the
council's legal questions and representing the
city in court.
To prepare for her first meeting as attorney
Schwartz said she examined the agenda
"I was prepared to answer questions, but
relieved that I wasn't asked to answer very
many," she said.
Schwartz is replacing Attorney Mel
Laracey, who filled the post on an interim
basis after Council removed R. Bruce Laidlaw
last summer.
Laidlaw served in the office for 22 years
and Mayor Liz Brater commented in late July
that long-time city employees can get
"entrenched in bureaucracy," after relieving
him of his job.
Brater supported the Council's approval of
Schwartz and said she is optimistic about the
new attorney's abilities.
The Republican caucus has opposed the
Schwartz's selection from the beginning, con-
tending that she is not as qualified to handle
municipal legal matters as other applicants.
But Scwartz said she does not feel past
controversies will continue to be an issue.
"I never fully understood what the contro-
versy was about," she said. "But I think it's
time to move beyond that.

and I don't anticipate there will be any prob-
lems ... Frankly, I've never had a client who
was disatisfied with the legal services I've
Schwartz said she is looking forward to
working with council and Ann Arbor politics.
'I think working in city
government presents a big
challenge. It's a fast moving
and exciting place to be.'
- Elizabeth Schwartz
Ann Arbor City Attorney'
"I think working in city government pre-
sents a big challenge. It's a fast moving and
exciting place to be," Schwartz said.
She also will enjoy working with the coun-
cil on "interesting social issues," Schwartz said
Schwartz cited as an example from last
night's meeting a complaint addressed to
Council during audience participation time by
AIDS Coaltion To Unleash Power (ACT-UP)
member Pattrice Maurer.
Maurer said that ACT-UP members, dis-
tributing Valentine's Day condoms as part of
an AIDS awareness project Friday, were asked
to leave the Pioneer High School grounds.
"The principal at Pioneer said he will call
the police and try to have us arrested if we go
back," Maurer said.
Schwartz said she plans to look into the
laws surrounding this issue as soon as possible.

Yale grad.
strike for
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Yale University is in the third day of a personnel
strike, which university students say is forcing classes
to be moved or canceled and dining halls to be closed.
The strike, which began Monday, is being sponsored
by graduate students, clerical, technical and
maintenance workers.
Although university officials said last fall that grad-
uate students would not be recognized as employees in
adherence to federal law, graduate students are striking
to protest low salaries and lack of representation.
Martha Matzke, Yale's spokesperson, said the uni-
versity recently finished negotiations with the two
unions - composed of clerical, technical, service, and
maintenance workers - that were sympathetic to the
Graduate Employees and Students Organization. She
said both sides called the settlements successful.
Matzke added the university has no intention of
negotiating with the graduate students.
Yale junior Irma Negroni said of the three classes
she had scheduled yesterday, one was canceled, one
was moved off campus, and the third was planned to be
held in the regular location until students objected to
crossing the picket lines.
Negroni said the atmosphere around campus has
been "really tense" since the strike began Monday at 6
a.m. She said the protesting started in the Hall of
Graduate Studies and moved on to other buildings.
"People are picketing everywhere, every hour,"
Negroni said.
However, Matzke said she didn't think the strike had
strong support. She said 150 to 200 people were
demonstrating at the height of the protest, but the num-
ber dwindled to 60. Matzke said she believes the protest
does not represent the views of all the 2,500 graduate
students at Yale.
According to attendance records, 75 percent of cleri-
cal and technical workers were on the job yesterday and
Monday and 25 percent of the service and maintenance
workers showed up.
"I don't know quite what it means ... but people
here are not pleased with this tactic," Matzke said.
Negroni said she disagreed, adding that undergradu-
ate students also have interests at stake. "People are def-
initely in support of (the strike). It's an inconvenience,
but it's only until tomorrow and it will be worth it in the
long run."
Partially as a result of the recent restructuring at
Yale, library hours have been shortened, departments
have been cut, and the dining hall for first-year students
has been closed - forcing them to crowd into
cafeterias with older students.
While Negroni said she thinks most students are in
favor of the demonstrations, some students formed a
group - not to protest the strike - but to hear both
"The university recognizes that graduate education
is costly now, ... but individuals who come to Yale are
not on an employer-employee relationship (with their
professors)," Matzke said.


Grooming and vacuuming
Business owner David Gibbons grooms a Bichon Frise dog named Killer.

Students opposing deputization call SRC to action

4 by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
Students representing the Coalition
of Students Against Deputization
(CSAD) spoke to the Michigan Student
Assembly last night asking the body and
specifically the Student Rights
Commission (SRC) to help prevent the
redeputization of the University police
force through the University Board of
However, the meeting ended early
because the assembly did not obtain
quorum - the required attendance to
vote on agenda items. Twenty-three
representatives are required for quorum.
CSAD member and Rackham stu-
dent Colin Leach told the assembly it
should prevent the University from vio-
lating students' rights. "The majority of
students don't want armed police on
campus," he said. "Student rights are
being violated. Why isn't the Student
Rights Commission looking into and
advocating student rights?"
"I came tonight because I've been in

constant contact with Rob and Mike
(SRC Vice Chair and Chair) and they
keep admitting to me personally that the
whole procedure is wrong, unethical
and undemocratic but they are not will-
ing to do anything about it," Leach said.
"If they can do a 100-page report on
speech codes, why can't they do any-
thing about the deputization issue?"
Strickland asked.
"The SRC has vigorously defended
students' rights with regard to deputiza-
tion," Warren said. "The SRC has re-
peatedly criticized the deputization pro-
cess. Furthermore, the groups most crit-
ical of the commission have explicitly
rejected our overtures to join the SRC."
The assembly also debated whether
the Budget Priorities Commission
(BPC) was following the assembly
constitution when allocating money to
student groups.
According to the constitution, groups
must submit funding requests the
Monday before the Saturday funding
hearings so representatives are aware of

the groups requesting funds.
"The code is ridiculous," BPC Chair
Sejal Mistry said. "I will be proposing a
code change."
LSA Rep. Rob Van Houweling said
BPC consistently lets groups submit ap-
plications after the Monday deadline.
'Student rights are being
- Colin Leach
CSAD member
Consequently, the assembly is not al-
ways aware of all groups asking for
Only four groups submitted applica-
tions by the deadline for the February
15 hearings. Twenty-three other groups
appeared at the hearings. BPC approved
funding for all of these groups even
though the assembly had no prior notice
of these funding requests.
"The assembly decided that in the
future, BPC should follow the rules but
this time we'd violate the code so

groups could get their money without
waiting two or three weeks," Van
Houweling said.
Rackham Reps. Roger De Roo and
Maria Yen sponsored a resolution on
last night's agenda which would place a
referendum on the March election ballot
asking students to vote whether the
University's family housing should in-
clude lesbian and gay male couples and
single parents.
"In order to be equitable the
University must allow equal access to
family housing to all families regardless
of whether they fit the western,
heterosexual norm," Yen said.
"I brought this resolution foreward
on behalf of several constituents," De
Roo said. "In the recent past, the regents
were asked to extend eligibility re-
quirements and they instead passed a
unique resolution affirming the current,
restrictive housing eligibility require-
ments. This resolution would enable the
students at large, thus far not asked this
question, how they feel on this issue."

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Ann Arbor Coalition to
Unleash Power, Michigan Union,
CrofoothRm, 7:30 p.m.
Hindu Students Council,
weekly mtg, Bhagavad Gita- Chapter
5, learn Hindi, B115 MLB, 8 p.m.
Korean Students Association,
weekly mtg, Michigan Union,
Anderson Rm, 5 p.m.
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, weekly mtg,
Michigan Union, Welker Rm, 8 p.m.
Rainforest Action Movement,
weekly mtg, 1046 Dana (School of
Natural Resources), 7 p.m.
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights, weekly mtg,
Dominick's, 7 p.m.
American Advertising
Federation (AAF) 3040 Frieze
Bldg. 6:00 p.m.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, weekly meeting, CCRB
Martial Arts rm, 8-9 p.m.
"Sociocultural Change among
the Chukchi and Yupik
Peoples of the Soviet Far
East," Lane Hall Commons, 12:00
"Laughing Hysterically: Sex
Repression, and American
Screen Comedy," Kuenzel Rm,
Michigan Union, 4 p.m.
"AIDS, Ethics, and Health
Care: A Surgeon's perspec-
tive," Med Sci II, South Lecture..
Hall, 12:00 p.m.
"Ideas are to Objects as
Constellations are to the
Sars: navid Fnel. Walter

"My Brother's Wedding and
"To sleep with Anger,"
MichihanTheatre, 7:15 p.m. and
9:40 p.m. Admission free
Ann Arbor Women's Political
Caucus, meeting, School of Public
Health auditorium, 6:45 p.m.
M, the German movie, Oxford
Housing, Max Kade Haus, 7 p.m.
"Taking charge of Anxiety,"
Center for the Education of Women
admission charge 7:00 p.m.-9:00
Safewalk, night-time safety walk-
ing service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1 :30
a.m., Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop
by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Also,
extended hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m.
Stop by Angell Hall Computing
Center or call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus
nighttime team walking service. Sun-
Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8:00
p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333
Bursley or call 763-WALK.
Undergraduate Psychology
Peer Advising, Undergraduate
Psychology Office, K-108 West Quad,
9:00 a.m.- 4: 00 p.m.
ECB Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing
Center, 7-11 p.m.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm
2275, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginners
Grief Recovery Workshop,
five-part series, Hospice of
East Quad/RC Social Group for
Lesbians, Gay Men, and
Bisexuals, weekly mtg, 9 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I-M Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m
Stresc snd Time Mannement.

Vandals sweeps
North Campus
parking lots
Three separate incidents of mali-
cious destruction of automobiles oc-
curred this week in North Campus
parking lots, according to University
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Police reports indicate that holes
were punctured through the material
of a convertible top and beer was
poured into a car parked in North
Campus Lot 32 at 9:12 a.m.,
Thursday. The damage amounted to
$300. There are currently no
Another car was vandalized in
Lot 32 at 1:38 p.m., Saturday. The

vehicle, owned by a student, was
found with broken windows and
other minor damages. Police said the
owner could not be contacted to de-
termine whether anything was stolen
or to assess damage costs.
A student returned to his car in
North Campus Lot 31 Sunday at
11:09 a.m. to find his exterior rear-
view mirror broken and torn off.
Damages were $40 and no suspects
are known, according to DPS
Thief breaks into
sorority house,
escapes empty-
Kappa Kappa Gamma, on 1204

Hill Street, was the scene of a break-
ing and entering Thursday at 3:23
a.m. The grate over a basement win-
dow of the sorority house was re-
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moved and the window was broken.
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma
said the suspect was scared away
before anything was taken.

Attempted thief
beats auto owner
An unsuccessful car thief took
his aggressions out on the car's
owner Monday at 10:45 a.m. After
failing to break into the victim's car
at the parking lot on First and
Huron, the thief beat the victim, left,
then returned to beat the victim
again. The victim was taken to the
University Hospital where her
injuries were treated.
- by Ben Deci and Lauren Dermer,
Daily Crime Reporters

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