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The Michigan Daily- Friday, October 16,1992- Page 7

Russian cannibalist
sentenced to death

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia
(AP) - "For L have him!" Ms.
Khobotova screamed yesterday as a
judge sentenced Andrei Chikatilo for
murdering 52 children and women
in a series of cannibalistic sex
crimes.
Khobotova's 10-year-old son was
one of the former schoolteacher's
victims.
She and other mothers tried to
push past the guards around the cage
from which Chikatilo watched his
six-month trial.
Nina Belovetskaya, whose 12-
year-old son died at Chikatilo's
hands, also had to be restrained.
"He should be taught a lesson for
all the horrors he committed!" she
said. "He should've been given to us
. right here in the courtroom. I would
have done (the execution) myself."
The 56-year-old grandfather was
convicted Wednesday of killing and
mutilating 52 boys, girls and women
between 1978 and 1990. Some of the
victims were dismembered while
they were still alive.
He kicked a wooden bench in his
steel courtroom cage as the sentence'
was read in the court in this southern
Russian city.
"Con man! Swindler!" Chikatilo
yelled at Judge Leonid Akubzhanov.
"Chikatilo, I warned you,"
Akubzhanov said as armed police-
officers pulled the slight, gray-haired
man out of the cage and led him out
*BUDGET
SContinued from page 1
which includes $3.4 million in main-
tenance improvement and $3.5 mil-
lion deferred from prior year.
"We think the University of
- Michigan is a wonderful investment
and in this budget request we are
asking for continued support at the
levels of last year plus some addi-
tional support," said Gil Whitaker,
provost and vice president for aca-
demic affairs.
Last year, U-M requested $21.3
million in additional state funds
from the previous year's appropria-
tions of $293 million, but received
only $271,000 more that was ear-
marked for the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program.
"That wasn't a very handsome
amount but understanding the state's
situation it was certainly welcome,"
Whitaker said. "I don't know that
they'll be able to do this, but it's in-
cumbent on us to let them know our
needs."
But Regent Shirley McFee (R-
Battle Creek) remained optimistic.
* CHANCELLOR
Continued from page 1
right to privacy when looking out-
side, their current university for
employment.
The regents appealed the case to
Vie state Supreme Court, which has
not yet made a decision.
Members of the Board of
Regents said they trimmed the num-
ber of presidential candidates from
250 to solely Duderstadt without
telling the public to protect the pri-
vacy of their applicants.
They said that if applicants'

of the courtroom because of his
outburst.
Under Russian law, the death
sentence would be carried out by a
single bullet to the back of the head.
Both the sentence and the conviction
can be appealed.
The judge and a two-person jury
ruled Wednesday that he was guilty
of killing 21 boys, 14 girls and 17
young women in a string of murders
so revolting that when his crimes
were recounted yesterday, many in
the courtroom openly gasped and
one woman fainted.
In some cases, the judge said,
Chikatilo gouged out his victims'
hearts and stomachs, cut off their
fingers and noses, or ate their geni-
tals and the tips of their tongues.
The case was also sensational be-
cause of police bungling. Russian
authorities executed the wrong man
before arresting Chikatilo in
November 1990. They arrested
Chikatilo once in 1984, but released
him because of inconclusive blood
and semen tests.
Before the court convened yes-
terday, Chikatilo was led to his cage
with arms handcuffed behind his
back. He sat looking dazed, his legs
splayed and his feet sockless. At one
point, he leaned his head back,
closed his eyes and drooled as cam-
era lights flashed in his face..
"Maybe we're being called upon
to stretch our dollars, but I think
we're glaring ourselves up to be
ready for that challenge," McFee
said.
In other business, the regents
adopted a master plan to renovate U-
M's South Campus, the one and one-
half mile area stretching from Main
to State Street and Hill to
Eisenhower that contains the major
intercollegiate athletic facilities and
a number of administrative and plant
service units.
The plan calls for future devel-
opment of a major special events
facility, a parking deck and new ath-
letic buildings along State Street. It
also provides for the expansion of
athletic fields and construction of six
indoor and 12 outdoor tennis courts.
"I don't see this campus as hav-
ing academic potential but being a
primarily administrative and special
events area," said Richard Rigterink,
a principal of Johnson, Johnson and
Roy, the consulting firm that devised
the master plan. "It's a campus that's
only going to become more impor-
tant to the university in the future."
names were made public, many po-
tential candidates would not con-
sider the job for fear of losing the
positions they held at other
institutions.
"It's not altogether clear what
procedure is to be followed," Brown
said.
The Dearborn chancellor position
has been vacant since mid-summer
when Blenda Wilson left the U-M to
become president of California State
University at Northridge.
The U-M regents have been in-
terviewing candidates to fill the po
sition since September.

Pollack, Ford:
Abortion ke in,
Nov. 3 election
by Will McCahill resources make voting pro-life a
Daily Staff Reporter "political convenience" for many
About 40 people gathered in legislators.
the Michigan Union ballroom to The issue of choice, Pollack
hear Michigan State Sen. Lana said, "is ultimately an issue of
Pollack and U.S. Rep. William power."
Ford, both Democrats, speak Pollack drew applause from
about the importance of this elec- the pro-choice crowd by saying a
tion in preserving abortion rights vote for Clinton would make, "the
nationwide. Republicans take a different stand
The lecture, sponsored by Pro- on women's rights."
Choice Action - a student group Rep. Ford also stressed the im-
dedicated to promoting abortion portance of voting for Bill
rights - was part of the group's Clinton.
week of public events aimed at Ford said the next president
encouraging students to vote for will appoint at least one justice to
pro-choice candidates. the Supreme Court, and this deci-
Wearing a pin depicting a sion could help preserve women's
woman flexing her muscles saying rights.
"We can do it" and "Clinton Gore He also said that neither
'92," Pollack spoke first. President Bush nor Vice President r
Pollack, one of only three Quayle were "rigid" on the issue
women in the Michigan Senate, of choice.
said that Lansing is a "very male Both speakers stressed the im-
place." portance of religion in the way
"I look forward to a time in the pro-life groups view the issue.
future when my gender is not an During a question-and-answer,
issue," Pollack said. period following Rep. Ford's
Pollack said abortion speech, the audience shouted
"shouldn't be a political issue." down both Students for Life
She stressed that the pro-life member Sue Derengoski and John
organizations both in Michigan Greiner, a "concerned citizen,"
and in the United States are "smart both of whom tried to argue the
and organized," and their immense pro-life point of view.

Michigan State Sen. Lana Pollack urges about 40 students in the Michigan
Union Ballroom last night to elect pro-choice candidates in November.
Pro-Choice Action sponsored the lecture.

CODE
Continued from page 1
erty. "We have no business trying to
legislate behavior of students off-
campus."
Van Houweling also pointed out
that the further away from campus
the crime is, the harder it may be for
the defendant to call witnesses.
"How are you expected to be able
to defend yourself if the crime was
way off-campus?" Van Houweling
asked.
"It's very difficult to hold fair
hearings. If you aren't given the
ability to call witnesses, you should
be given the right not to use this sys-
tem," he added.
"I find the whole thing over-
whelming. There are so many unan-
swered questions. If it's an impor-
tant document, I think the regents
need more than one evening to go
over it," said Regent Veronica Smith
(R-Grosse Ile).
Because the code has been under

constant revision, the regents did not
receive copies of the latest draft until
Wednesday night.
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit)
spoke in favor of the code.
"We need a code and we need a
statement of student rights. It seems
to me if we're enacting this only on
a trial basis so it can be refined ... it
will give us a chance to see where
the problems are (and) work things
out with the members of the univer-
sity community."
"I don't think we have any choice
but to put the policy in place," said
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey).
Nielsen, who voted to delay fur-
ther discussion of the policy until the
November meeting in Ann Arbor,
said he felt the discussion should be
held on the campus of the students it
will be affecting.
"It's something we should be ad-
dressing in Ann Arbor not here, so
students can address us instead of
being forced to drive up to Flint,"
Nielsen said.

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