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What did you do over spring break? Some
students spent their vacation working to help
less-fortunate urban and rural communities
through the Alternative Spring Break Program.

If it weren't a true story, you probably wouldn't
believe it. The film Europa, Europa tells the
unbelievable and inspiring story of Solomon

Indiana men's basketball coach Bobby Knight and
his conference-leading Hoosier squad tip off with
Michigan Sunday. The Wolverines must prove
they can play with nationally-ranked opponents.

Wndy, possible showers;
High: 56, Low: 41
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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Vol. C11, No. 87 Ann Arbo, Mibhigan - Friday, March 6, 1992 @1992 The Michigan Daily
Deputization fiasco shows fractured regent-student relations

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
A crowd of students shouted and
tried to push its way into the
Fleming Administration Building
two weeks ago while the University
Board of Regents conducted its pub-
lic hearing on deputization inside.
The students had something to
tell the regents and the regents
wanted to listen, but the two groups
couldn't agree on a forum in which
to exchange ideas and concerns. It
'U' begins
battle for
by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
As 1992-93 state budget hearings
continue in Lansing under the
specter of economic turmoil,
University officials said they hope to
obtain the same appropriation as last
fiscal year.
Associate Vice President for
Government Relations Keith Molin
said the State Fiscal Agency will re-
lease updated estimates of budget
revenue next Wednesday with cor-
rected figures that will demonstrate
previous estimates were over-opti-
mistic by approximately $800
"Expenditure level is right where
it was, but revenue money coming in
is far less than we hoped," Molin
John Truscott, press secretary to
Gov. John Engler, said the state
budget currently calls for higher ed-
ucation funding levels at the same
level as last year - $1.54 billion.
The University's allocation would
stagnate at $273.7 million.
The estimated amount of money
available in the state General Fund
for the next fiscal year is $7.9 bil-
lion, Truscott said. He added that
last year's state General Fund ap-
propriations of $7.6 billion included
a 4 percent increase for education.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
said the University is bracing for a 5
percent cut.
Molin said he agreed, arguing,
"It's unlikely that we are going to be
able to find more money than in that
zero-growth budget, because there's
simply no money there."
See BUDGET, Page 2

wasn't the first time this had
Students, regents and administra-
tors were disappointed by the con-
duct of the hearing. Students say the
regents made an ignorant decision
when they voted to transfer deputiza-
tion authority to the regents from the
Washtenaw County sheriff. The re-
gents say that protesters silenced
their own voices by disrupting the
No one was surprised that the
hearing turned into a fiasco.
Everyone who was involved is

now saying that the hearings weren't
an isolated incident, but an indicator
of a larger problem - a
communication gap between
University students and regents.
Colin Leach, a member of the
Coalition of Students Against
Deputization (CSAD) and a first-
year Rackham student, said student
protesters saw the hearing as an op-
portunity to expose what they see as
an unfair regental decision-making
"We tried to use the deputization
issue as the most recent example of a

democratic process that doesn't care
about students, faculty and staff,"
Leach said.
Executive Director of University
Relations Walter Harrison also said
miscommunication characterizes the
relationship between students,
administrators and the regents.
"We all have to learn to work bet-
ter together. The issue of better
communication is ongoing," he said.
Leach charged that, when making
decisions, the regents feel more re-
sponsible to Michigan residents than
to the University community.

"I don't know if they feel re-
sponsible to anyone, but if they do, it
would be the people who elect
them," he said. "They see it as a
state university funded by state tax
money, so that is where their
loyalties lie."
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
said he considers Michigan voters to
be his priority, but includes the
University in that group.
"There is only one group that I
am responsible to, and that is the
people of Michigan. Some of them
are the faculty, staff and students in

Ann Arbor," he said. "It's not like
it's University people versus non-
University people. You try to do
what you think is best for all people,
including students."
But students said that opportuni-
ties for them to address the board are
rare - and that the formal atmo-
sphere in the Regents Room is a
"If we have to address the re-
gents, with all of the regents, and a
group of students sitting around, it is
too structured and regimented and
See HEARING, Page 2

'ut of erre
withdraws from race

WASHINGTON (AP) - On paper, Bob Kerrey
was perfect presidential material. But in person, he
often fell short.
The Nebraska senator ended his Democratic can-
didacy yesterday with wit and warmth that he didn't
always show on the campaign trail, and with bottom-
line honesty that did come through - often to his
Kerrey's credentials were unsurpassed: Vietnam
Medal of Honor, self-made millionaire, former gov-
ernor, slayer of two Republican incumbents in a con-
servative state, former boyfriend of actress Debra
But the magic that worked in Nebraska was miss-
ing in his first national campaign. Kerrey admitted as
much at a wistful and sometimes emotional news
conference as he abandoned the race.
"A campaign depends upon the ... candidate's ca-
pacity to communicate and to establish trust," Kerrey
said, "and I did not begin to do that until very late in
the campaign."
Kerrey won a big victory Feb. 25 in South Dakota,
but never translated his assets into widespread appeal
See KERREY, Page 2

Who will Kerrey's
suporte turn to?
by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
When Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) announced yes-
terday that he would end his presidential candidacy,
few were surprised. Kerrey's campaign is said to be
$1 million in debt and he has won only one primary.
But Kerrey's withdrawal failed to simplify the
muddled Democratic race.
"The question now is how quickly is the field go-
ing to get winnowed down, and who will be left,"
said political science Prof. Holli Semetko, a member
of the University's Institute for Social Research.
As the field narrows, the outcome of the race is
likely to ride on which of the remaining candidates
receives the support of candidates who drop out.
See ELECTION, Page 2

Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) looks down as he announces his withdrawal from
the Democratic presidential race yesterday in Washington.

SRC members unveil speech

policy draft to 'U'

Plan would protect speech, prohibit violence and replace 1989 interim conduct policy

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
If members of the Student Rights
Commission (SRC) have their way,
the University will have a new in-
terim speech policy which allows for
freedom of speech, but prohibits
intimidation leading to violence.
The University of Michigan pol-
icy on Violent Intimidation on
Campus - drafted by Michigan
Student Assembly SRC subcommis-
sion members - would replace the
University's current Interim Policy
on Discriminatory Conduct, which
has been in place since 1989.
"Our main concern is that all
freedom of expression be protected,

and the University, at least so far,
has not attacked that premise," said
SRC Chair Michael Warren. "Our
second concern is that only violent
behavior be prohibited, and the
University isn't opposing that
limitation either."
The proposal will be presented to
University executive officers
Tuesday. If it meets the administra-
tion's approval, this draft could be-
come the University's new speech
"I'm hoping it will be presented
on Tuesday, but a lot depends on
what I get back from the attorneys,"
said Vice President for Student
Affairs Maureen Hartford, adding

that if the draft does not return from
the General Counsel in time for this
week's meeting, the executive offi-
cers will consider it at their March
17 meeting.
Warren, subcommission member
Peter Mooney, Executive Director of
University Relations Walter
Harrison and Hartford met to discuss
the proposed policy.
"The meeting was excellent,"
Warren said. "They were very recep-
tive to our draft. Most of the con-
cerns they had were very technical
and mostly regarded procedural
guarantees we asked for."
However, Warren expressed cau-

tious optimism over the administra-
tion's reaction to the SRC proposal.
"At least at this initial state it ap-
pears that our major proposals for
revamping the code are accepted.
It's just preliminary though. The
University may still reject it,"
Warren said.
Members of the administration
agreed that the meeting went well.
"It's a very promising start,"
Harrison said. "In speaking for my-
self, I'm very impressed by what
they put together."
University President James
Duderstadt will be at the meeting,
and discussion will focus on whether

House passes bill requiring
24-hour wait for abortions

or not to adopt the policy.
"The proposal completely pro-
tects free expression. It's an absolute
guarantee of the rights of students on
campus," Warren said.
The SRC proposal would prohibit
intimidation - violence directed at
individuals with specific intent to
intimidate that individual based on
race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
gender, national origin, age,
disability or religion.
The proposal shifts the focus of
the old policy, which was directed
toward offensive speech and covered
all discriminatory conduct, Warren
See CODE, Page 2
Court totry
AIDS activist
for handing
out condoms
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
An AIDS Coalition To Unleash
Power (ACT UP) member arrested
last week for distributing condoms at
a local high school will have a pre-
trial hearing Monday.
Pattrice Maurer, a psychology
graduate student and ACT UP mem-
ber, was passing out condoms and
safer-sex information at Pioneer
High School on Feb. 14 as "belated
valentines" when she was arrested
and charged with trespassing.
Seven other ACT UP members
had been told to leave the school

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A handful of
anti-abortion lawmakers sided with pro-choice
House colleagues yesterday, passing a bill
requiring a 24-hour wait after pregnant women
are given data on abortion, but no pictures.
The version that passed is considered a
blow to Right to Life of Michigan, the anti-
abortion group that usually has a firm hold on
both the Senate and the House.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Jack Welborn (R-
Kalamazoo) said he would recommend the
'It requires a 24-hour period
of time where individuals can
reflect on the consequences
of the operation.'
- Rep. James Kosteva
Senate reject it and put it in a House-Senate

believes it is a reasonable compromise.
"It requires medical information be
provided, it requires informed consent on the
part of the individual up until the time of the
operation, and it requires a 24-hour period of
time where individuals can reflect on the
consequences of the operation," Kosteva said.
"I'm still a pro-life legislator. That's who I
Another anti-abortion lawmaker said he
voted for it because he believes Right to Life's
version was a scare tactic.
"This bill has nothing to do with abortion.
The purpose of this bill is to punish some
unfortunate teen-ager that got pregnant," said
Rep. John Bennett (D-Redford). "In addition to
that it's an intrusion on the doctor-patient
Pro-choice lawmakers didn't want the bill
at all because of the requirement that women

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