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No one talks about institutional racism at the
U-M. Why? Most people are afraid of being
labelled racist themselves. Take a closer look at
this complex and sensitive issue.

You think Bill Clinton is slick? Wait until you see
"Bob Roberts." This 1990 senatorial candidate
has a soft spot in his heart for Bob Dylan-style
music and Pat Buchanan-style politics.

The Michigan-Houston football game starts at 3:3C
p.m. tomorrow, and with the way these two
teams throw the ball, it hopefully will be over
sometime before Sunday.

Sunshine, warm;
High 75, Low 52
A few more clouds; High 75, Low 52



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Presidential race could aid local election turnout

by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter
Local politicians say they expect
national tickets to give their candi-
dacies an extra boost in the upcom-
ing election.
"The presidential election year,
by virtue of increasing participation,
will have a dramatic effect on the
bottom of the ticket," said Bernie
Porn, president of the polling com-
pany Michigan Researchers
Presidential elections increase
voter turnout up to 60 percent, Porn
U-M code
based on
by Shelley Morrison
Daily Higher Education Reporter
In late 1988, two first-year stu-
dents put a racially-desecrated poster
of Beethoven with the word
"Niggers" painted across it on the
dorm room door of an African
American student at Stanford
The result of the incident was a
controversy that rocked the campus
and threatened its 86-year-old honor
code - the Fundamental Standard.
The code was eventually found by
administrators and the court system
to be too broad to be appropriately
TheStanford code was reinter-
preted with a narrower scope in
1990, but now the U-M is drafting a
Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities based upon
Stanford's original code.
"I have never seen a code as
broad or as lax as ours," said Robert
'Van Houweling, LSA senior and
*:chair of the Michigan Student
Assembly Student Rights
"Under this code guilt can be de-
termined too easily - it does not
have to be clear whether or not the
code was actually violated."
Stanford's Fundamental Standard
states: "Students at Stanford are ex-
See STANFORD, Page 2

said, and most of these voters are
under 40.
Previously, these surge voters
have voted Republican, but this year
they are leaning toward the
Democratic presidential ticket, Porn
Local Democrats said they are
optimistic about a strong presidential
ticket boosting chances for state
party candidates.
"We think it's good. It has a
positive effect," said Mike Russell,
press secretary to Rep. William Ford
(D-Ypsilanti Township).

'The presidential election year, by virtue of
increasing participation, will have a dramatic
effect on the bottom of the ticket.'
- Bernie Porn
president of Michigan Researchers Associates

Fifty-second district Democratic
candidate Mary Schrorer said all
state Democratic campaigns are
working together - thus bolstering
her effort.
The Republican candidate for the
52nd district, Mark Ouimet, is not
relying on the efforts of the national
campaign, said campaign manager
Ron Kennedy.
"The only way Bush could help
Ouimet win is if more people voted
straight Republican," Kennedy said.
in 1980 and 1984 have increased the
Republican base, Porn said.

The visibility of Michigan Gov.
John Engler may also help the local
Republican candidates, said
Michigan Republican Party
spokesperson Bryan Flood.
Engler has gained national
recognition for his work in balancing
Michigan's budget, Flood said.
"People will recognize that and that
will have a positive impact on state
and local candidates," he said.
Flood emphasized Engler's inter-
est in the state House races because
the Republicans need to fill seven
See ELECTION, Page 2

Russell said he hopes the elec-
torate will see the similarities be-
tween the education policies of Ford
and Democratic presidential nomi-
nee Bill Clinton. "You would want
your Congress to get along with your

president. It gives a better chance to
get what you want to accomplish,"
Russell said.
However, President George
Bush's statewide victory in 1988 and
President Ronald Reagan's victories

U-M conSidering
campus social
events regulation

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
A new social events policy that would ban
activities in U-M facilities except on Friday
and Saturday evenings was discussed this
summer by administrators and University
Activities Council (UAC) President Jason
Although administrators insist the policy
is in the preliminary stages, Hackner, a music
school junior, said he thought students should
be aware that such a policy is being
"My main concern is that I really think
students need to know what's going on and
the administration needs to be quite clear that
if they think about these things, they need to
include students and student groups in the de-
cision making process,"' Hackner said.
Director of Communications and Planning
Shirley Clarkson said although Vice President
for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford may
have discussed such a policy this summer, it
is not currently on her agenda.
"The vice president is not actively dis-
cussing this at this time," Clarkson said. "It
was a discussion because of a concern for
academics, but a lot of things are discussed.
It's not on her agenda right now."
Hackner said he was told the policy would
prohibit Thursday night activities held in U-
M facilities or funded by U-M dollars, but
would not affect Friday and Saturday night
functions. Hackner added that administrators

told him they had not discussed if Monday
through Wednesday night events would be
In addition, Hackner said administrators
told him they were considering banning social
events in U-M facilities during final exam
study days. However, "their response was that
anything that can be construed as cultural or
an educational activity would not be af-
fected," Hackner said.
"They said they were concerned Michigan
was getting a reputation as a 'party school'
and that the academic mission of the univer-
sity was being circumvented by parties and
social events, particularly toward the end of
the week," Hackner said.
Associate Vice President for Student
Affairs and Dean of Students Royster Harper
said she was afraid of this 'party school'
"The thing is that we want to be conscious
of our academic mission so we want to pro-
vide some study breaks on Thursday, but we
want to move away from hard-core partying
except on Friday and Saturday," Harper said.
UAC advisor Beth Adler was approached
by Royster Harper on July 1, Hackner said,
and asked for feedback about a new social
events policy. Adler then presented the idea
to the UAC Executive Board.
"People were angry," Hackner said. "They
felt like the university was taking a much too
intrusive role in student social activities and
See POLICY, Page 2

Sandy McPherson takes a picture of LSA senior Stephanie Gratica for the Michiganensian in
the basement of the UGLi.

Publishers sue copy shop
for copyright infringement

by David M. Powers
Michigan Document Services is
being sued by three publishers in a
suit which may increase coursepack
prices at yet another local copy
In a suit similar to the one in-
volving Kinko's Graphics
Corporation more than a year ago,
three publishing companies -
Macmillan, Princeton University
Press, and St. Martin's - are suing
Michigan Document Services for
$600,000 and owner Jim Smith for
an additional $600,000 for violating
copyright laws.
The Southern New York District
Court ruled in March 1991 that

Kinko's broke copyright laws by
selling copyrighted materials in the
form of coursepacks without paying
royalties to the publishers or au-
thors. The effects were immediately
noticeable the following fall when
coursepack prices increased
Additionally, copy shop em-
ployees said coursepack preparation
has become more difficult and time
consuming for professors.
In the Michigan Document
Services suit, the publishers are ac-
cusing the copy shop of violating
sections 106 and 107 of the 1976
Copyright Act. Section 106 gives
the owner of the copyright the ex-

clusive right to authorize the mak-
ing, distribution, and sale of copies.
The three publishers, represented
by Proskauer, Rose, Goetz, and
Mendelsohn in New York, contend
that Michigan Document Services
is copying substantial excerpts
without permission, forming an-
thologies and selling multiple
copies of these anthologies.
Herman Goldsmith, a lawyer
with the firm, said this practice
goes beyond the "fair use" that is
granted by Section 107 and is there-
fore a violation of copyright laws.
Section 107 - or the "Fair
Use" clause - states reproduction
of materials "for purposes such

votes to
Bush veto
Senate voted yesterday to override
President Bush's veto of the family
leave bill, shining a campaign-sea-
son spotlight on an issue Democrats
think will wound him come Election
Supporters of the legislation con-
ceded that even with the Senate's
68-31 vote, a House override effort
will probably fail.
"Those Republicans who voted
with us today chose families," said
Sen. Al Gore (D-Tenn.), Democratic
presidential candidate Bill Clinton's
running mate.
The measure would require busi-
nesses with 50 or more employees to
grant workers up to 12 weeks of un-
paid leave each year to care for

as...teaching (including multiple
copies for classroom use)," is not
an infringement of copyright laws
- regardless of Section 106.
"Clearly the use of the coursep-
ack is educational," said Susan
Kornfield, the attorney representing
Michigan Document Services,

"He's not selling these coursepacks
to the public at large."
Since the Kinko's decision
Smith has charged a royalty fee of 1
cent per copied page. This fee added'
to the standard price of 5 to 6 cents
per copy has increased the price of
See SUIT, Page 2

Presidential candidates take middle ground on abortion

Push and Dan Quayle support an
abortion ban - but now, it seems,

The Republican convention pro-
duced a party platform that called for
a ban on abortion in the form of an
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"I'd stand by her," the president
So, he was asked, the choice

where abortion might be acceptable,
she said.
David Beckwith, the vice presi-
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"We can be pro-family and pro-.
choice," he says at campaign stops,
to rousing applause.


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