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The big question about student athletes has
always been, what comes first, the student or
the athlete? Find out if Michigan athletes really
make the grade.

What could be better than a free concert? A free
concert with a cameo appearance from Blues
Traveler. Check it out tomorrow at noon by the

Julie Farrell-Oven house won the one-meter
springboard title last night at the Phillips 66
National Indoor Championships at Canham

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case ruling
by Ben Deci
Daily Crime Reporter
Amid protests outside City.Hall,
a 15th District Court judge opted
yesterday to delay ruling on the case
of a Rackham graduate student
charged with trespassing and dis-
tributing condoms to Pioneer High
School students in February.
Patrice Maurer, a member of the
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACT-UP), had pleaded not guilty to
charges of trespassing after she
stood in front of the high school Feb.
4 to distribute condoms and safer-
sex fliers to students.
Judge Timothy Connors said he
wanted to investigate the defense's
evidence further and would base his
decision upon that evidence.
In yesterday's pretrial, Connors
heard arguments on a motion filed
by Molly Reno and Helen Gallagher,
Maurer's lawyers, to allow a "First
Amendment defense" and a
"necessity defense" at Maurer's trial.
Reno argued that under the
precedent of the "necessity defense,"
Maurer is innocent.
"The necessity defense excuses
See JUDGE, Page 2

Democrats light
on criticism of

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Demo
lawmakers didn't lob the usual bombs at
John Engler after he unveiled his plan tc
ance the state budget.
House Speaker Lewis Dodak (D-I
Run) said, "I'm hopeful that the deficit
be resolved quickly by cooperation bet
all parties, with the ultimate aim of prov
the best possible services for the peop
Michigan, based on the facts of our fina
Engler spent an hour with membersc
House and Senate Appropriations comm
with members of both parties, going ov
plan and answering questions.
Unlike last year, Engler's proposal do
propose any welfare cuts. It also contai
tax increases and avoids any cuts
Rep. David Hollister (D-Lansing), he
the House Appropriations subcommitt
social services, criticized Engler for le,
about $45 million in the state's "rainy
Engler said he hoped the Legislature
act quickly on his plan, so it could wr
work on this year's budget and get on
final work on next year's.

o bal- Regents hear
twtbudget proposal
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ween by Melissa Peerless
iding Daily Administration Reporter
Ile of The University Board of Regents yester-
ncial day received an executive order from Gov.
John Engler that may spare the University
of the from severe budget cuts for the current fiscal
nittee year.
er his Engler's order proposes a plan which cuts
$200 million from state programs to balance
)esn't Michigan's budget.
ns no The higher education budget is not af-
s for fected by the order, but if the Michigan legis-
lature does not approve the order, the
ad of University may receive cuts in state funding.
ee on The legislature will vote within the next 10
aving days.
day" . Richard Kennedy, vice president for
Government Relations, said the University is
could fortunate not to have to suffer cutbacks, but
ap up feared the legislature may not approve the or-
with der.
See REGENTS, Page 2

King of blues
B.B. King and Lucille, his guitar, perform at Hill Auditorium last night.

Two new councilmembers share ideas for future


Republican Fink seeks 'less
partisan atmosphere' on council

Grad. student stops Republican
laughter after council victory

by Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporter
As City Council hopefuls braced
for Ann Arbor's city election two
weeks ago, Republican candidate
Peter Fink was in the last place one
might expect - vacationing in
Florida, "hunting for alligators with
my kids," he laughed.
Nevertheless, Fink was elected
to the City Council's 2nd Ward seat
by nearly 500 votes - the second
largest margin of victory this year.
Fink acknowledges his politics
are consistent with a conservative
Republican line. However, he said

his immediate goal is to create a
less partisan atmosphere in City
With the new 9-2 Democratic
majority on the council, Fink said
the Democrats can basically pass
any legislation they want.
"They don't even have to listen
to us, if they don't want to," Fink
Fink said he decided to run for
the City Council because "basically
I was complaining quite a bit. I ob-
jected to some of the things that
were going on with City Council,
See FINK, Page 2

by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter

One hour after Ann Arbor City
Council election polls closed at 8
p.m. Monday, April 6, 1992, 21-
year-old Peter Nicolas already
knew the voters had appointed him
to his first public office.
Few others could believe it.
Nicolas, a Democrat and a
University graduate student in the
School of Public Policy, ran in a
traditionally Republican ward
against an older and more experi-
enced candidate.
"If you were to ask someone in

the 4th Ward last year if they would
ever elect another Democrat -
who was a 21-year-old student -
they would laugh at you," said Tom
Wieder, a local attorney involved
with the Democratic party. "Peter
stopped that laughing."
When the local television sta-
tion, broadcasting from the City
Council chamber, asked Nicolas
how he was feeling, Nicolas just
smiled and said he was proud of the
"A lot of people may not have
been expecting the victory," he
See NICOLAS, Page 2

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'U' cancels
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
Conflicts between Black students and University
administrators have caused the University to cancel the
Africenergy cultural celebration, originally scheduled
for Saturday.
Africenergy leader Ramona Porter said the
University acted unfairly when deciding to call off the
concert and festival without considering the effort her
group has put into planning it.
"We have been planning this event since September
and they wait until the two days before it is supposed to
happen to cancel it," she said.
But in a letter to the group, Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford said Africenergy did
not adequately plan for last year's event and has not
made proper plans for this year.
She also said that the University does not wish to
hold an event right before exams.
Hartford also questioned whether the group would
be able to come up with sufficient funding to pay for the
Porter said Africenergy members were supposed to
meet with University representatives yesterday, but the
University did not tell the group about the meeting until
one hour before it was supposed to start, so the group

Democrat Bill Clinton attacked
President Bush's record on the
economy yesterday as the worst in
50 years and said his own candidacy
offers the best hope for a domestic
Clinton outlined his own eco-
nomic plans, ranging from tax incen-
tives for new investment and re-
search and development to full
funding for Head Start. They in-
cluded blueprints to ease the transi-
tion away from defense production.
"George Bush's presidency has
produced slower economic growth,
slower job growth and slower in-
come growth than any administra-
tion since the Great Depression,"
Clinton said.
Bush, speaking at Allentown's
Dieruff High School, renewed his
support for legislation that would
permit Americans to pay for educa-
tion or job training by borrowing
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Members of the Geology Club count chocolate eggs to determine the winner of yesterday's Easter egg hunt. Geology graduate
students searched for more than 1,000 eggs in the C.C. Little building.

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