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Is there any way to really solve the problem of
segregation at the University? Mandatory busing
between fraternity parties may help more than
,MLK day.

Oscar-mania continues with Rodney
Dangerfield's tour de force role in the latest
heartwrencher Ladybugs. Check out this male
Meryl Streep's moves.

Good Knight, Bobby! Indiana University officials,
apparently fed up with the antics of their
controversial basketball coach, gave him his
walking papers.

Today
Sunny and beautiful;
High: 90, Low: 72 _
Tomorrow
Heavy snow; High 4, Low -17

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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Vol. CII, No. 105 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, April 1, 1992 ©1992 The Michigan Daily

Greeks
sponsor
council
forum
by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
Students who are unfamiliar with
the candidates and main issues in
this year's April 6 City Council elec-
tion will have an opportunity to pose
questions and meet the candidates
tonight.
All 14 candidates are expected to
attend tonight's forum - sponsored
by the Interfraternity Council (IFC)
and Panhellenic Association.
Although there have been four
major candidate forums this year,
this is the first one which will di-
rectly addresses student concerns.
"This is an opportunity for the
Greeks of the University of
Michigan to really get their opinions
across to the candidates and just to
hear what they have to say," said
David Garcia, public relations chair
for IFC and candidate forum co-
See FORUM, Page 2

Elections are
over, but the
jury is still out

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly
presidential and vice presidential
candidates described the range of
voters' attitudes from supportive to
apathetic yesterday as winter elec-
tions came to a close. However,
neither presidential candidate was
willing to declare an early victory.
MSA Election Director Carrie
Pittman estimated that between
1,700 and 2,000 students voted
Monday but total voter turnouts had
not yet been determined.
At press time last night,
Conservative Coalition (CC) presi-
dential candidate Scott Gast had
garnered 853 votes and Progressive
Party presidential candidate Ede Fox
had 941 votes.
MSA candidates said they were
pleased with this year's voter

turnout.
"Scott and I have been milling
around sites and it seems there are
more people voting than in the past,"
said CC vice presidential candidate
Beth O'Connor.
Progressive Party vice presiden-
tial candidate Hunter Van
Valkenburgh also said he was happy
with the high voter turnout.
"Generally we've done well with
high voter turnouts. Both times the
Conservative Coalition has won it's
been with a relatively low turnout,"
Van Valkenburgh said.
"I'm more inclined to believe that
people are coming out to get rid of
CC than to confirm them or congrat-
ulate them. For that reason I think a
high voter turnout is a good sign for
us," Van Valkenburgh added.
Pittman said there had been few
See MSA, Page 2

Cosmic prize
Gilbert Whitaker, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, presents the Saturn Award for teamwork to a
representative for a group of College of Architecture and Urban Planning students yesterday.

i

Police and homeless clash over alcol

by Ben Deci
Daily Crime Reporter
It's a cool, late March morning
and the flashing lights of a police car
are reflected on the front of East
Quad residence hall. A police officer
and a homeless man exchange tense
pleasantries as duty command runs a
* background check.
The scene is a familiar one as
more and more homeless people take
refuge in the "hot spots" around
campus - the East Quad heating
vent, the bushes in front of the
Graduate Library, and the doorways
and open areas surrounding the
Union.
"We're here because he had open
intoxicants," said Officer Kohtz of
the University Department of Public

Safety (DPS).
"I'm just sitting and getting
warm, it's hard when you gotta live
on the streets," Randall Cobb, the
homeless man, said while nervously
scratching a tattoo that marked him
as a convict. Two other men sleep
nearby, unaware of the police
officer.
Later, DPS Lt. Vern Baisden dis-
cussed the campus' homeless prob-
lem in his office. "We don't have a
set procedure; we don't have a pol-
icy where we look for homeless
people. Our contact more often is a
result of a complaint," he said.
DPS officers are empowered to
read the trespassing act and escort
homeless people off campus if
necessary.

'We don't have a set procedure; we don't
have a policy where we look for homeless
people. Our contact more often is a result of
a complaint.'
- Ven Baisden
DPS Lt.

iol, trespassing
The homeless problem has be- Ann Arbor ordina
come more severe in recent months homeless people arreste
because of the cuts in Michigan's cation should be taken
General Assistance Program (GA), to sleep it off, and not
said Laura Dresser, a member of the said Virginia Mahle,
Homeless Action Committee (HAC). Hospital social worker.
"People used to pay rent withGA, "Most (homeless pe
and now the shelter has a lot more are intoxicated," shes
people coming. that aren't are treatedj
"The police know an amazing other patient. We don't]
amount about where the homeless son's ability to pay be
hang out. And they arrest them on a them. The doctors aren
lot of charges that are a result of be- of their ability to pay or
ing homeless, like drinking and Kohtz attempted to
urinating in public," Dresser said. remaining homeless m
"We get hassled by the cops all beat up - do you ne
the time," said another homeless lance?" he repeated asI
man who would not give his name. man covered with bruis
"They're always looking for The man eventual
something wrong." stumbled off without aN

"We do have a responsibility to
their personal safety as well. We en-
courage them to find someplace
safer than the streets," Baisden
added.
But shortly before he was ar-
rested, Cobb said, "It's safer on the
streets. There are too many freaks
and weirdo's ... druggies."
The Ann Arbor Police
Department has no specific policy

regarding the homeless, said AAPD
Sgt. Sherry Woods.
"It's up to the officers' discre-
tion," said Police Chief Douglas
Smith. "Officers normally direct
them to a shelter, or sometimes if
they are intoxicated we let them
sleep it off in city hall. The days of
imprisonment are gone and we don't
miss them," he added.

ances dictate
ed for intoxi-
to a hospital
t imprisoned,
a University
eople) we see
said. "Those
just like any
look at a per-
fore we treat
't even aware
T not to."
wake up the
en. "Are you
ed an ambu-
he shook one
es.
Bly rose and
word.

Grady
fights to '
keep 3rd Bb
Ward seatdy

3rd Ward Candidates
* Environment
The second phase of Ann Arbor's landfill, Phase 11, will
soon be full. City Council recently voted to have
refuse hauled privately.
"As of May, Phase 11 will be filled to
capacity. By contracting out with the
lowest bidder, we can drastically lower
current disposal costs."
- Bob Grady

Brown bags second straight
victory in Vermont caucus

The Daily will run five fea-
tures this week profiling the
City Council candidates in
each or Ann Arbor's five
wards. Today focuses on the
3rd Ward.
by Erin Einhorn
and Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporters
Because this year's City Council
election involves no mayoral race
or tax-based referenda, the public
has paid relatively little attention to
the campaigns.
But in the 3rd Ward, which con-
tains one of the largest proportions
of University students, the race is
tight as Bob Grady (D-3rd Ward)
fights to maintain his council seat
against Republican Joe O'Neal.
Mark Hiselman, a Libertarian
candidate, is also campaigning for
the seat.
Partisan politics - an issue de-
bated by candidates city-wide
- has found its way into 3rd Ward
debates as well.
O'Neal, who started his own

"Our present ordinance requires mandatory
recycling. 1 really think it should be a voluntary
thing."
Mark Hiselman
"I strongly favor the development of Phase lll... I
also think Phase Iis a big enironmental
problem. I see us digging it up one day, recycling it
and re-burying."
- Joe O'Neal
U Homelessness
"We must allow these people to all
live together so they can empower
themselves."

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Bill
Clinton's front-runner status in the
race for the Democratic presidential
nomination is in jeopardy again
tonight, as former California Gov.
Jerry Brown won the Vermont
caucus - his second consecutive
victory.
While Vermont Democrats cau-
cused, Clinton and Brown con-
fronted each other in a pair of New
York debates, one televised
statewide and broadcast nationally
by C-SPAN.
Political analysts have forecast

that the Vermont contest might fore-
shadow the result of the critical pri-
mary in neighboring New York, to
be held next yesterday.
In a debate held in the Bronx,
Clinton said Brown's 13 percent flat
tax idea would be "very, very dam-
aging to many of our cities," hurting
the poor and swelling the federal
deficit, too.
Brown countered that the current
tax system is "a wet blanket, a ball
and chain on the economy..."
Though neither candidate won a
clear victory in the debate, the crowd

seemed to favor the former
California governor.
With only 14 delegates to award,
Vermont didn't see much of the
candidates, and some Democrats
thought a protest mood might lead
voters to favor uncommitted dele-
gates over either candidate.
Clinton did not campaign in
Vermont. Brown stopped by on
Sunday, looking for the lift of an-
other victory over the Democratic
front-runner to go with his one-point
Connecticut primary upset a week
See BROWN, Page 2

Blanchard becomes governor
for the day as guest-lecturer

- Mark Hiselman
"There is a need and we should qualify
that need. The city can do things that
facilitate housing."
--Joe O'Neal
"I do not know how the city, with its
resources, can really do anything
systematic about the homeless.
Being realistic with budget constraints.
A lot of money has to come from
private organizations."
- Bob Gradv

Mark
Hiselman

by Barry Cohen
Daily Government Reporter
Former Gov. Jim Blanchard had
the opportunity to resume his old
post yesterday in an Institute of
Public Policy Studies (IPPS) class.
"Public Policy in Advocacy" stu-
dents, posing as the governor's advi-
sors, outlined strategies to pass a hy-
pothetical G.I. Bill. As students pre-
sented their suggestions, Blanchard
critiqued the presentations as if he
were Gov. John Engler.
The students used different

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