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OPINION 4
Don't want a code of conduct? Guess what? You
already have one. The debate over the
"proposed" code may all be for naught since the
administration made up its mind long ago.

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Most students idea of fun in the sun cernters
around spring break vacations. But for the
engineering students designing Michigan's solar
car, the pursuit is a full-time activity.

The Michigan football team begins its bid to
capture a fifth straight Big Ten title tomorrow,
when the Wolverines take on Iowa. See how the
Maize and Blue match up with the Hawkeyes.

Today
Mostly sunny, warmer,
High 73, Low 47
Tomorrow
Partly cloudy; High 72, Low 43

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Fraternity
. forced out
over code
violations
by Jonathan Berndt
Daily Staff Reporter
The Chi Phi Fraternity house has
been declared unsafe by the Ann
Arbor housing inspection depart-
ment due to violations of the city fire
code.
A sign posted on the door of the
house by the Ann Arbor building
department reports the structure to
be unsafe due to lack of sufficient
fire exits and an alarm system, and
prohibits occupancy of the house.
Residents were given 48 hours as
of Wednesday to vacate the house,
but the fraternity has hired a contrac-
tor to repair the violations, said Chi
Phi President Rick Hahn.
"We've hired a contractor and a
lawyer and they are working with
the city," he said. "The work will be
done."
The major violations causing the
unsafe notices to be posted are the
lack of fire exit signs and a problem
with the primary fire doors.
"The primary fire doors, which
block the path of a fire, are either
non-operational or locked open,"
said David Turnbull, supervisor of
housing inspection for the city of
Ann Arbor.
"The fraternity has made efforts
to correct the violations," Turnbull
said. "We don't want their members
kicked out in the street. That is not
our intention." If residents do not
move out, they may face eviction.
The Tudor-style house, built in
1926, is located at 1530 Washtenaw,
near the corner of Hill and
Washtenaw. Thirty-eight people live
4in the house.
See FRATERNITY, Page 2

Supporters convince
Perot to re-enter race

DALLAS (AP) - Ross Perot
plunged belatedly into the presiden-
tial race yesterday, setting the stage
for a three-way struggle with
President Bush and Bill Clinton
over the final month of the
campaign.
"Government is a mess," Perot
said. The Texas billionaire said he
was joining the race because
"neither political party has effec-
tively addressed" economic and
other concerns that are on the minds
of the voters. "We gave them a
chance; they didn't do it," he said
of his rivals.
He made his remarks at a news
conference 11 weeks to the day af-
ter he announced he would not run.
He said at that time he believed he
could not win and did not want to
be a disruptive influence on the
campaign.
He didn't address the likelihood
of victory in his announcement
speech before family, friends and
supporters in his home state of

Texas. Instead, he looked beyond
the election, pledging to dedicate
himself to solving the nation's
problems and rallying the public to
the cause. "Looking forward,
working together, we can fix any-
thing," he said.
Perot once had support rivaling
that of Bush and Clinton in the pub-
lic opinion polls. His backing dwin-
dled through a series of spring con-
troversies and he now runs a distant
third in polls.
His entry has the effect of inject-
ing uncertainty to a race that
Clinton has led consistently since
July.
Perot cast his announcement as a
deferential bow to the volunteers he
said had urged him to reconsider his
earlier refusal to run. However,
spending reports filed with the gov-
ernment indicate he has spent mil-
lions since his nominal withdrawal
to maintain a political infrastructure
and make sure his name was placed
on all 50 state ballots.

The following are remarks
made by presidential
candidate Ross Perot
yesterday.
Perot said he was joining
the race because "neither
political party has effectively
addressed" economic and
other concerns that are in
the minds of the voters.
"I think my fight is with
George Bush."
"Our people are good; the
American people are good,
but their government is a
mess."
Bush declined to answer ques-
tions about Perot as he arrived at
the White House from Camp David
in advance of the Texan's com-
ments. Clinton, campaigning in
Wisconsin, said, "I'm going to run
See PEROT, Page 2

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Texas billionaire Ross Perot announced
joining the presidential race.

AP PHOTO
yesterday in Dallas that he is

Clinton, Gore host forum via satellite

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
Democratic candidates Bill Clinton and Al
Gore spoke to about 80 U-M students via
satellite last night, telling them the direction
of the country "depends on the willingness of
young people to get out and vote."
The candidates - who were stationed at
the University of Wisconsin at Madison -
courted college students across the country on
the nationally-syndicated radio program
"Rockline."
After urging students to get out and regis-
ter, Clinton and Gore fielded questions over

the phone about issues such as jobs, health
care and higher education.
U-M students gathered at Kellogg
Auditorium - one of about 100 sites linked
by a special call-in line to the radio program.
The U-M was allowed to ask one question
when students got through on the toll free
number. A member of College Democrats
asked the candidates why the Bush adminis-
tration claims there is a trade-off between
protecting the environment and stimulating
the economy.
Gore called the notion "a false choice that

must be rejected," and said protecting the
environment is essential to future leadership
in the world and will result in profit as it
opens markets for new products.
Some students who attended the viewing
said they were excited about a student discus-
sion with the candidates and generally im-
pressed by the Clinton-Gore ticket.
"I thought it was good that there was
coverage at the university because the more I
hear about the issues, the more I realize the
integrity behind the two candidates," said
School of Natural Resources senior Bobby
Lusher.

But other students said they were disap-
pointed because they were under the impres-
sion that they would be able to personally di-
rect a question to the candidates.
"To tell you the truth, I've heard these
questions a million times. I'm still looking to
hear about foreign policy," said first-year en-
gineering student Negi Almudhegi. "I thought
this would be more of an open forum."
A flyer advertising the event read, "Bill
Clinton and Al Gore answer U-M students'
questions live via satellite." The flyer was put-
out by the state-wide campaign headquarters
in Detroit.

DPS cracks down
on illegal vendors

by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
People who scalp tickets or sell
bootleg Michigan merchandise at
football games may want to re-think
their plans this weekend, or learn to
dodge behind trees.
The U-M Department of Public
Safety (DPS) plans to continue
clamping down on vendors who sell
tickets and counterfeit merchandise
displaying registered U-M trade-
marks at home football games, said
Lt. James Smiley.
Plain-clothed officers will, as
usual, patrol the stadium looking for
violators, Smiley said, and he indi-
cated that an additional enforcement
strategy may be on the agenda for
this weekend's football game against
Iowa.
"You cannot sell anything on
university property without the per-
mission of the vice president and
chief financial officer," Smiley said.
"All we want on this is compliance."
But one vendor who was hocking
football tickets outside the Michigan
Union yesterday jsaid he has no in-
tentions of changing his plans.

"I've been selling tickets here for
12 years," said the vendor, who
asked not to be identified. "This is
free enterprise. The police might not
like that because we might get paid
more than they do."
The vendor - who has a ped-
dler's license from the city of Ann
Arbor - said although ticket sales
are not his only source of income, he
asked to be laid off from his job this
season because he makes more
money from sales.
"If people want to pay good
money for something they want to
see, so be it," he said. "Why do the
police have to get involved with
that?" "
The city of Ann Arbor issues
permits for vendors to sell merchan-
dise off campus for $35 per year, he
said, but he is not allowed to selln
tickets for more than face value.
City permits do not apply to uni-
versity property - which includes
the area in, front of the Union, SHARON MUSHI
Smiley said.
"If we were to catch this guy, A student (left) purchases a football ticket to the U-M vs. Iowa game in front of the Michigan Union yesterday.
we'd confiscate his tickets and give
See SCALPERS, Page 2

Hawkeyes
overcome
by difficult
schedule
by John Niyo
Daily Football Writer
Iowa Hawkeye football fans are
wondering who the masochist was
that came up with their 1992 sched-
ule. Someone with very high hopes,
or very awful intentions.
It shows in the record - the
Hawkeyes are now a dismal 1-3 this
season - and it shows in their atti-
tudes, especially as they head into
tomorrow's nationally-televiseI
contest (ABC-TV at 3:30 p.m.)
against the Wolverines in Michigan
Stadium.
"You just play the cards you
were dealt," Iowa quarterback Jim
Hartlieb told reporters last weekend.
"That's all I can say. It doesn't look
like its worth it now, but maybe if
we're 4-0 against weaker opponents
we aren't as good a team."
Maybe, but the disappointment is
evident.
It all began with the Kickoff
Classic against North Carolina State
- expected to be a bonus game to
pad the win-loss totals come bowl
season. But the Wolfpack embar-
rassed the Hawkeye defense and
capitalized on key Iowa turnovers in
a 24-14 victory.
Next came the home opener

Jacobson's to leave downtown for Briarwood Mall

by Abigail Schweitzer
P rnr.,.e aivPC of Tarnshnn'e

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with the space formerly occupied by
Jacobson's. If the land cannot be put

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