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Today, we bring you a history lesson about the
university administration's attempts to regulate
student behavior over the years. It didn't just
start with the code.

Vampire horror comedy? Yes, that's the theme of
John Landis' new feature, "Innocent Blood". And
what's more, Anne Parillaud ("La Femme Nikita")
is back, wearing fangs this time.



Michigan's last Big Ten football loss was at the
hands of Iowa two years ago in Ann Arbor. The
Wolverines look for revenge against the
Hawkeyes in Saturday's 1992 Big Ten opener.

Breezy, colder;
High 56, Low 35
Clouds and sun; High 58, Low 37


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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

Vol. CII, No.1 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, September 29,1992 @1992 The Michigan Daily
Michigan voters could tip scales in close election

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
With less than five weeks to elec-
tion day, the Democratic and
Republican campaigns are both
heavily courting Michigan voters,
rendering residents capable of cast-
ing the deciding ballots on Nov. 3.
Both parties, along with pollsters
and political analysts, have
Michigan - which controls a bloc
of 18 electoral votes - high on their
lists of key states in the presidential
U-M to get
$6 millon
for auto
by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter
The U-M will receive $6 million
in grants to improve automotive
transportation, university officials
announced yesterday.
The U.S. Department of
Transportation gave the U-M the
first of three $1 million annual pay-
ments at a news conference yester-
day afternoon.
The state and private industry
will provide matching funds, bring-
ing the total to $6 million.
U-M President James Duderstadt
and Gov. John Engler, who attended
the event, praised the cooperation
between the state government,
Congress and the university.
"The transportation department is
a shining example in Washington of
the one bipartisan achievement of
this Congress," Engler said. "This is
one more example of how a quality
university can work."
The money will go to the Great
Lakes Center for Truck and Transit
Research, an organization of six
midwest universities that studies
transportation. The U-M is a mem-
ber of the center.
The center focuses on making
commercial highway traffic, safer
and more productive.
Douglas Ham, the acting
administrator of transportation
department's research and special
programs administration, presented
the grant to Duderstadt, Engler and
center Director Thomas Gillespie, a
See GRANT, Page 2

"If the presidential race tightens
to a dead heat, Michigan could be
the state that swings the outcome,"
said Michigan State University
political science Prof. David Rhode.
U-M Prof. Michael Traugott, a
research scientist for the Center for
Political Studies, said Michigan is
important in the presidential election
because of its manufacturing base.
"The midwest is interesting be-

cause it represents a microcosm of
the entire country," he said. "When
the national economy is in trouble,
industrial states like Michigan go
down first and recover very slowly."
And this causal effect is evi-
denced by Michigan's unemploy-
ment rate, which is hovering at 9
percent, compared with 7.2 percent
four years ago.
The battle for Michigan's elec-
toral votes highly targets "Reagan
Democrats" - Democratic subur-
banites who voted Republican in the

last three presidential races.
Reagan Democrats accounted for
about 10 percent of the 3.6 million
Michiganders who voted in 1988,
according to the Michigan
Researchers Associates of Lansing.
"The reason 'Reagan Democrats'
were attracted to Republican candi-
dates in '84 and '88 was a promise
of prosperity and an argument that
the Democratic party was out of
touch with mainstream America,"
Traugott said.
But he said the combination of a

soured economy and a Democratic
candidate who seems worth the risk
is likely to win over voters who were
let down by Bush's pledge for "no
new taxes."
Candidates are also targeting
African American voters in the state.
While Democrats hope to regain
many of the party's Reagan
Democrats, the Republicans are hop-
ing to win over Black voters.
And this seems feasible in light
of criticism among some Black lead-
ers that Clinton has taken their vote

for granted and focused on white,
middle-class voters.
But analysts agree that Michigan
is still up for grabs.
Bush's criticisms of Clinton's
plans may sway the blue-collar
worker in the election. Bush says
Clinton's proposed fuel-efficiency
standards will result in the loss of
40,000 autoworker's jobs and his
plans to raise revenue will "shaft the
middle class" by raising their income
See ELECTION, Page 2

Jackson urges
Students: vote

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
YPSILANTI - The Rev. Jesse
Jackson - accompanied by the
Eastern Michigan University bas-
ketball team- strutted out to the
center of the school's fieldhouse
yesterday encouraging students to
register to vote.
"We must turn our pain into
partnership and power," said
Jackson, decked in a gray EMU
sweatshirt. "We must reach within
ourselves and go forward by unity
and hope, not backward by divi-
sion and fear."
Jackson - the civil rights
leader who was named in early
September to lead a Democratic
grass-roots voter registration drive
- said the country is facing an
immense pain stemming from
economic and social problems.
"I have seen the bloodshed and

stains on the street of people who
tried to get the right to vote. We
marched 65 miles to get the right
to vote, " he said. "You who have
the right to vote today must do it
with a passion."
Although Jackson did not even
mention Democratic presidential
nominee Bill Clinton during the
speech, he openly criticized the
Bush administration.
"Bush has a countdown to pri-
vate life because his economic
policies have failed and his gim-
micks have run out," he said.
Jackson said policies in the last
12 years have put "our humanity
on trial" by finding scapegoats,
such as the Japanese, for our do-
mestic problems.
He warned students not to "get
trapped in the little pockets of race
that divide us."
See JACKSON, Page 2

The Rev. Jesse Jackson gestures while addressing a rally at Eastern Michigan University yesterday afternoon.

Police nab 200 In Mafia drug, crime bust

ROME (AP) - Two alleged
drug kingpins who walked out of an
ice cream parlor in the heart of
Rome were the first rounded up in a
vast dragnet that authorities yester-
day said smashed a worldwide drug
and money-laundering operation.
"Operation Green Ice" caught
some 200 people over the weekend
in the United States, Italy, Britain
and Costa Rica, Italian authorities
told a news conference. Tens of mil-
lions of dollars in cocaine, cash,
jewels, securities and property were

Achille Serra, a top police offi-
cial, said the ring sent cocaine from
.Colombia through the United States
and Spain, for distribution in Italy
and other European countries.
George Terwilliger, a deputy
U.S. attorney general, called the case
"truly a crippling blow to the
Colombian cartel."
While officials in Rome said 201
people were nabbed, U.S. officials
held a news conference in Arlington,
Va., and put the number of arrests at

153. The discrepancy could not im-
mediately be reconciled.
Authorities in Rome reported 34
arrests in Italy but gave no break-
down of the others.
Robert Bonner, head of the U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA), said seven people arrested
account for "most of the key finan-
cial operations" for the Cali cocaine
cartel in Colombia.
Authorities said the operation
also struck a deep blow to organized
crime groups in Sicily, Naples and

Calabria, which have a stranglehold
on southern Italy.
"Never has there been a strike of
such importance against the Mafia,
Camorra and 'ndrangheta," national
police Chief Vincenzo Parisi said,
referring to the mobs in those areas.
Parisi said the operation began
Friday with the arrest in Rome of
Colombians Jose Duran, whom he
described as a Colombian cartel
boss, and Pedro Villaquiran, a re-
puted leading cocaine distributor in
Europe and Duran's aide.

Authorities were led to them
when police trailed a Dutch woman
to an ice cream parlor in Rome's
famous Piazza Navona, the news
agency AGI said.
Officers watched as she sat at a
table. Duran, reportedly known as
"the Pope," and Villaquiran joined
her. As they left the bar and walked
a few steps past the fountain in the
square, police quietly arrested the
Rodrigo Polonia Gonzales
See DRUGS, Page 2


Perot sees
*plan akin to
DALLAS (AP) - Ross Perot
said there was "a lot of commonal-
ity" between his economic views
and Bill Clinton's after the Arkansas
governor and President Bush made
unprecedented overtures to win the
support of the Texas billionaire and
his followers at a Perot rally in
Dallas yesterday.
Perot said he would decide
Thursday whether to enter the
presidential race for the final month,
insisting the answer rested with the
supporters who placed his name on
the ballot in all 50 states.
State leaders of the Perot
movement assembled in Dallas

Law school students
polishing resumes
for interview process

1/2 hours in a closed meeting with
Perot and his supporters. Participants
said the session was dominated by
discussion of Clinton's economic
growth and deficit-reduction
"There is a lot of commonality,"
Perot said. "Where there are
differences of opinion they are
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by Marc Olender
Daily Staff Reporter
Last week, law students hud-
dled around huge tables in Room
200 of Hutchins Hall, frantically
searching through large blue
binders in search of potential
summer and full-time jobs.
Tomorrow, these same students
will return there decked out in
their best clothes, clutching leather
portfolios and waiting to be sig-
naled for an interview.
Representatives from various
law firms are beginning a series of
on-campus visits to recruit sum-
mer interns.
The interviews, which began
Friday, will continue for six to

what type of law they wish to
"Most of the second-year stu-
dents don't have a very clear idea
of the kind of law they want to
practice, or where they want to
practice it," said Nancy Krieger,
the law school's placement
While Schmidt, first-year stu-
dents and other second-year stu-
dents will be looking for summer
employment, third-year law stu-
dents are searching for permanent
The interviewing process is the
university's way of bringing na-
tional law corporations to campus.
This process eliminates the need

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