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* Recognizing Michigan as one of the nation's
most political campuses, many presidential
candidates made a stop at the University.
Unfortunately, many students were turned away.

Never mind the rest of the newspaper... Here's
The Sex Pistols! Annette Petruso takes an
in-depth look Jon Savage's book England's
Dreaming and the evolution of punk rock.

Both the Michigan women's swimming team and
the Wolverine wrestling squad will compete with
the nation's elite this weekend in the NCAA
championships for each sport.

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High: 33, Low: 19
Tomorrow'
Gradual clearing; High 27, Low 14

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Rising homeless population brings crime to city shelters

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Crime Reporter
Personal safety is extremely lim-
ited for the many homeless people in
Ann Arbor who settle for the night
in local storage bins, trash bins,
makeshift cardboard hutches, and
back porches.
So the logical alternative seems
to be utilizing the city's homeless
shelters, such as the one run by the
Shelter Association of Ann Arbor on
W. Huron.
However, with the rising number
of homeless people and the tendency
MSA seeks
student
board,
* members
by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
Eleven students declared their
candidacy yesterday for the two stu-
dent-filled positions on the Campus
Safety Grievance Board (CSGB) in
an attempt to make their voices
heard by the University administra-
tion regarding deputization of cam-
pus police.
The deadline for students to de-
clare their candidacy for CSGB was
5 p.m. yesterday.
The CSGB is one of two boards
which the Student Rights Commis-
sion (SRC) has proposed to replace
the current Safety and Security Ad-
visory tommittee; the other board is
the Safety and Security Oversight
Board (SSOB).
The CSGB will fulfill the re-
quirements of Public Act 120, which
authorizes the University Board of
Regents to deputize a campus police
force. As mandated by law, CSGB
will make recommendations regard-
ing policies which have prompted
grievances. There will be two stu-
dents, two faculty and two staff on
S this board.
The date of the elections, in
which there will be a student vote on
these candidates, will be decided at
tonight's MSA meeting.
SRC Chair Michael Warren said
this board is important to ensure stu-
dent rights.
"First off, it's mandated by law.
Besides that, it's important to have
See BOARDS, Page 2

of all human health services to send
their failures to the association, en-
suring safety in the shelter has be-
come more difficult.
"There is an increasing number
of homeless people and a combina-
tion of more volatile and vulnerable
individuals that makes it a lot more
challenging," said Jean Summer-
field, the executive director of the
Shelter Association of Ann Arbor.
Summerfield said the local shel-
ters are housing unstable people,
such as those who have recently
been released from jail and have

'They'll steal anything. I've seen just about a
little of everything going on here. There are a
lot of idiots around here.'
-Greg Justice
Homeless man

shelter is "as safe as we can make
it." She noted there has been an in-
crease in staff to match the growing
number of homeless and to control a
difficult mix of people.
The three staff members who
work at the shelter between 6 p.m.
and 11 p.m take a number of mea-
sures to try to prevent crime.
"Danger is minimal because we
try to make sure that we're careful
about letting in people who look like
they will cause problems, and we get
right on something when it starts
happening," Summerfield said.

Shelter staff members said they
confiscate any weapons upon entry.
However, Greg Justice, a 33-
year-old homeless man, said, "You
could sneak one in if you really
wanted to."
Summerfield said crime involv-
ing personal property theft is the
biggest problem.
"We encourage people to store
their belongings at the Day Program,
and yet they insist upon bringing
huge amounts of stuff," she said.
Many homeless people agreed
See HOMELESS, Page 2

nowhere to go, those who were de-
nied admittance to mental health
care centers, and those dealing with
substance abuse.
"If you give people nothing, you
encourage theft and drug abuse," she
said, stressing that these problems

occur only among a small percent-
age of the homeless.
She said the mix of people also
includes a more vulnerable compo-
nent with women, the mentally ill,
and the older alcoholics.
However, Summerfield said the

S .Africans
vote to end
aparth eid
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Nelson
Mandela and other Blacks welcomed the stunning en-
dorsement by whites for sharing power, but they said
yesterday that South Africa has a long way to go to be-
come a democratic nation.
Mandela, leader of the African National Congress,
the biggest Black group, said apartheid is "very much
alive" despite the overwhelming vote in a whites-only
referendum Tuesday to support political reforms.
Whites voted 68.7 percent to 31.3 percent to forge
ahead with talks that would end white rule and give
South Africa's 30 million-member Black majority vot-
ing rights for the first time. Nearly 86 of every 100 eli-
gible voters turned out.
The margin of support for President F.W. de Klerk's
reforms was much higher than eipected and was a jolt
to pro-apartheid white conservatives. De Klerk won in
14 of the 15 electoral districts.
The vote was the most solid step taken toward end-
ing apartheid in South Africa, a nation branded for
decades as an intractable stronghold of racism. Major
issues remain to be resolved between de Klerk and
Black leaders, and there is not likely to be any swift
transfer of power.
"Today, we have closed the book on apartheid," said
de Klerk, who celebrated his 56th birthday yesterday.
"Today, in a certain sense of the word, is the real birth-
day of the real, new, South African nation."
The election gave de Klerk the decisive mandate he
needs to continue negotiations with the African
National Congress and other Black groups on writing a
new constitution.
Mandela, who with de Klerk has been the central
figure in those talks, said the referendum must be the
"absolute last" whites-only vote.
"Apartheid is still very much alive. I still cannot vote
See APARTHEID, Page 2

If I could turn back time. ..
Students who feel time is slowing during the post-midterm blahs probably weren't surprised to see the north side of the Burton
Memorial Tower yesterday afternoon. The clock face on that side stopped ticking at 4:10, while the other three kept the correct time.
The carrillioner said the clock mechanism was installed in 1936 and has broken down in the past.J
720 Greeks register to vote

by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
The 720 fraternity and sorority mem-
bers who recently registered to vote will
give campus Greek houses more control
over the actions of city officials, said
members of the Inter-Fraternity Council
(IFC) and the Panhellenic Association
(Panhel).
The students registered as part of a

Greek Voter Registration Drive that began
in January.
"There have been a lot of unfavorable
decisions made by the city and the
Planning Commission concerning Greek
houses," said David Garcia, chair of the
drive.
IFC president Bruce Namerow devel-
oped the idea of registering Greeks.
"I was frustrated with the fact that city

issues were really affecting the fraternity
system, and we had no voice," said
Namerow.
The city makes decisions concerning
the police and the Noisy Party Task Force,
which affect Greek life and not listening to
the concerns of members, Namerow said.
"It was like a one-way street."
The city also controls Greek organiza-
See GREEKS, Page 2

Psych. prof.
speaks on
conflict and
feminism
by Gwen Shaffer ,
Daily Staff Reporter

U of Colorado responds to
coach's anti-gay statements

Libby Douvan, professor of psy-
chology and women's studies,
spoke about "Conflicts, Coalitions
and Collaborations: What makes
them work?" yesterday. Her speech
focused on the importance of
turning conflict to one's advantage
and retaining a unified front within
the women's movement.
Douvan was the lecturer for the
Dorothy McGuigan awards, which
are presented to University women
who have written outstanding
essays on women. Approximately
65 people attended the lecture in
Rackham Auditorium.
"If we can work on conflict in-
ternally - and work on solidarity
- we will be better equipped to
deal with the real external sources
of conflict," Douvan said. "We

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
After learning of the head
football coach's participation in the
Colorado for Family Values (CFV)
organization - a group which has
spoken out against gay issues - the
University of Colorado (UC) has
planned to create a task force to ex-
amine the needs of its homosexual
community in conjunction with the
campus's main lesbian, gay male
and bisexual organization.
Bill McCartney, a former
University of Michigan assistant

football coach and member of the
CFV board of directors, refused
comment yesterday on his
membership in the organization.
UC Lesbian Bisexual Gay
Community Alliance (LBGCA) is up
in arms over the CFV's printing of
McCartney's title and university af-
filiation in its brochure. This con-
flicts with The Laws of the Regents'
Article 5, which states, "When
speaking or writing as citizens ...
faculty members should ... make
every effort to indicate that they are
not speakers for the institution."

CFV Director Kevin Tebedo said
the organization's main purpose is to
pass legislation to prevent homosex-
uals from obtaining affirmative ac-
tion benefits. "(CFV is a) grass-roots
organization ... that opposes the
homosexual agenda of obtaining
miniority group status ... And ho-
mosexuals meet none of those
requirements."
Tebedo added that CFV is
petitioning to pass legislationt that
would prohibit homosexuals from
obtaining minority status. The group,
See COLORADO, Page 2

Dept of Ed. to change miority aid

Libby Douvan, a professor of psychology, speaks at Rackham Auditorium
yesterday for the Dorothy McGuigan awards, which are given to University
women who have written outstanding essays on women.

New list of guidelines developed to
by Barry Cohen
Daily Government Reporter

Douvan said.
Douvan said conflict is not nec-
essarily something to avoid when
working with others toward a com-

been raised to have as little conflict
as possible, when conflict can
create social interaction that
clarifies values," she said.

When Fiesta Bowl organizers offered minority
scholarships to schools for playing in the January 1991
game, they sparked a controversy that soon led people
to examine the way the federal government allots finan-
cial aid to increase minority enrollment on college cam-

comply with 1964 Civil Rights Act
such awards go disproportionately to minority stu-
dents," and still promote "a student population with a
variety of experiences, opinions, backgrounds, and cul-
tures."
Exceptions to the race-neutral policy would be per-
missible under the changes, the statement said - for
example, schools could earmark funds for specific mi-

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