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The Interfraternity Council has mobilized itself
politically by encouraging Greek members to vote
in city elections. The move should serve as a
model for other campus organizations.

WEEKEND etc.
Spike Lee and Karen Finley are both talented
entertainers, but that's not all they are - their
work is often the cause of controversy. Both will
be in town this weekend.

The Michigan baseball team notched its fifth
straight victory by beating Toledo, 5-4. Rookie
Scott Niemec went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs to lead
the way for the Wolverines.

Today
Clouds, blustery;
High: 35, Low: 22
Tomorrow
Partly sunny; High 37, Low 24

.

*rnz

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Vol. CIL No. 106 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, April 2,1992 (9) 1992 The Michigan Daily

NORML
wins case,
SU' plans
to appeal
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Donald Shelton ordered the
University yesterday to permit the
National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana' Laws
(NORML) to use the Diag for a rally
Saturday.
The rally will occur simultane-
ously with Hash Bash, a gathering in
support of marijuana legalization.
The University denied NORML's
permit when members of the group
applied last month.
In his decision, Shelton derided
the University for denying the
permit, and for asserting that the re-
fusal was based upon the fact that
NORML broke Diag usage rules in
1991.
"The Court did not hear or see
any evidence ... that NORML lead-
ers continued their speeches or their
amplified activities in violation of
the University controlled sound
permit," he said. "The University's
claim that it is denying the 1992
permit based upon this alleged vio-
lation of the 1991 permit is disin-
genuous."
The University is expected to ap-
peal the case. University counsel
Elsa Cole was out of town and un-
available for comment yesterday.
Although the court case ended
Thursday, Shelton did not hand
down his decision until yesterday
See NORML, Page 2

Progressives
win assembly
presidency
by Jennifer Silverberg 1,939 votes in favor and 822 op-
Daily MSA Reporter posed. The second part, explaining
Progressive Party candidates Fde how to change the limit, passed with
Fox and Hunter VanValkenburgh 1,808 in favor and 832 students op-
won the presidency in the Michigan posed.
Student Assembly elections which Fox said the Progressive Party
ended Tuesday, but a lack of talliers plans to organize campus events
postponed the release of the total re- Saturday after the NCAA basketball
sults. game and again on Monday if the
Fox and VanValkenburgh gar- Wolverines win the game.
nered 1,445 votes and Conservative There are other issues the party
Coalition (CC) candidates Scott Gast also wants to address once on the as-
and Beth O'Connor received 1,377 sembly, Fox said.
votes. "Because of the low voter
At press time, with approxi- turnout, one of the most important

That was some marshmallow! -N -
Construction crews renovate Michigan Stadium . They are replacing eight sections and expanding the capacity.
The job was started a month ago and will be finished in time for the home opener against Oklahoma State.
Students call city council

candidate debate

by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
Students who came to hear the
city council candidate debate at the
Michigan Union last night said the
discussion helped them to make a
decision about who to support for
Monday's election.
"I really didn't know anything
about the candidates before," said
Interfraternity Council (IFC) mem-
ber Polk Wagner. "It's different to
see them in person." IFC sponsored

the forum along with the Panhellenic
Association (Panhel).
The 13 candidates, representing
each of Ann Arbor's five wards, an-
swered questions regarding student
issues such as deputization and the
city's reaction to noisy student par-
ties, as well as issues concerning the
environment and the homeless.
"There are several opportunities
we are missing as a city, like a more
significant partnership with the
University," said 1st Ward

'helpful'
Republican candidate Howard King.
King said with "a better working
relationship" between the
University, the city and students,
many previously existing problems
would disappear.
Democratic 2nd Ward candidate
Ralph Michener agreed with King.
"We need to assist one another in
achieving our particular goals,"
Michener said. "We need to get stu-
dents, Greeks and the neighborhood
See DEBATE, Page 7

mately 600 ballots left to be
counted, it appeared that the
Progressive Party would win five of
the nine LSA assembly seats up for
grabs. The other four seemed to be
claimed by CC.
A total of 3,237 students voted in
this winter's election with 1,575
votes coming from LSA students,
455 votes from Engineering and 406
from Rackham.
LSA junior Christy Ochoa and
School of Natural Resources junior
Michael Dorsey were chosen as the
two student representatives to the
oversight board required by Public
Act 120 to oversee grievances about
the campus police. Ochoa received
856 votes and Dorsey got 535.
The resolution on the
Preservation of Free Speech which
asked the University to abandon its
Interim Policy on Discrimination
passed with 1,203 votes in favor and
381 opposed. Fifteen-hundred stu-
dents did not vote on this issue, pos-
sibly because they did not see it on
the back of the ballot.
The resolution creating a cap on
the MSA fee at $6.27 also passed in
two parts. The first part, which es-
tablished a fee limit, passed with

'The agenda of MSA is
going to change to a
more progressive one,
more pro-active.'
-Ede Fox
MSA President-elect
things is to get more people involved
with MSA and to make it more rep-
resentative of campus," Fox said.
The Progressive Party plans to
address the Union weekend entry
policy by eliminating it and also
plans to deal with minority concerns
on campus, Fox said.
"We want to get more funding to
services .like, ti Baker-Mandela
Center, and we want to hook up with
the faculty on campus to work to-
ward getting more minority people
in professor positions," Fox said.
VanValkenburgh said he would
also like to restore funding to the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union and in-
crease the funding to Student Legal
Services.
VanValkenburgh said he hoped
to address tuition increases as well.
See RESULTS, Page 2

City, 'Uannounce
students can watch
games at CrilSer
by Lauren Dermer utive director of University
Daily Crime Reporter Relations. "One thing people always

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The city and the University will
attempt to keep celebrations off of
the streets during this weekend's
NCAA basketball Final Four tour-
nament games by providing facilities
for students to watch them and to
celebrate the possible victory.
If the Wolverines triumph
Saturday, the NCAA championship
game Monday will be shown on a
big-screen television in Crisler
Arena. Food will be provided and
members of the band will perform.
"The purpose is to give people a
non-alcoholic place to watch the
games," said Walter Harrison, exec-

say is that there is no place to go ex-
cept bars and fraternity houses, and
we want to provide an alternative."
Harrison said plans for
Saturday's game against Cincinnati
have not yet been finalized because
Crisler arena is not available.
However, he said the University
hopes to find a location later today.
Ann Arbor Police Captain Gary
Kistka said the University's decision
to provide a place to watch the game
and celebrate is "the most important
measure being taken" to ensure
safety.
See NCAA, Page 7

Spike Lee to address
challenges facing
African Americans

Michigan's Aaron Ward skates past Northern Michigan's Mike Harding
during last Sunday's victory. The Wolverines begin Final Four play tonight.
Hockey Final Four

Moderate candidates
fight for council seat in
conservative 4th Ward

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter
Black actor, producer and direc-
tor Spike Lee's visit to the
University tonight marks the first
time several campus groups have co-
operated, and follows recent clashes
over visits by Rev. Al Sharpton and
former City University of New
York professor Leonard Jeffries.
"It's great how much everyone
cared about the same thing for once,
whether they were Black or white.
People really cared about it and did-

Viewpoint Lecture Series - a divi-
sion of UAC - which is bringing
Lee to Hill Auditorium, agreed.

features'1
Wisconsin
by Andy De Korte
Daily Hockey Writer

4,' against
toni ght
record and a second-place finish in
the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association, could end the dream
tonight in a national semifinal
game. Michigan State will play the
Lakers in the other.

All season long, the Michigan
hockey team has been looking ahead
to its ultimate goal - the national
championship. The Wolverines

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