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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 21, 1992- Page 7

U-M may include procedure
*for students to amend code

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
Administrators and students in-
volved in the redrafting process of
the Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities are agreeing on the
need for a process that will enable
the U-M community to modify the
Rob Van Houweling, chair of
the Michigan Student Assembly's
Student Rights Commission, made
the first proposal for amendment
procedures to accompany the code.
The current proposition explains
in four parts how MSA, the Senate
Advisory Committee of University
Affairs, U-M President James
Duderstadt or a student with a peti-
r tion of 500 signatures could pro-

pose an amendment to the code.
The current proposal states that
the amendment must be submitted
to the judicial adviser before Feb.
15 of the current school year. The
judicial adviser will then present it
to the panel of 50 randomly-se-
lected students who will evaluate
possible violations.
"The panel will decide if it has
validity for a student vote," Van
Houweling said.
The panel will have one month
to hold public hearings, discuss the
amendment and decide if it should
go up for a student vote.
If panel members approve, MSA
will then put the amendment on its
winter term ballot, and if MSA fails
to present a referendum, the admin-

istration will hold the vote.
In either case, however, the re-
gents have the final say. The re-
gents can reject any proposal that
has gone through the amendment
procedure, and they can also pro-
pose and enact any amendment
without following the procedure.
Maureen Hartford, vice presi-
dent for student affairs, said she is
comfortable with the idea of an
amendment process as long as the
students realize the regents have the
final vote.
Van Houweling's draft was not
included in the copy of the code
presented to the U-M Board of
Regents last week, because of tech-
nical difficulties resulting from a
power failure.

A proposal would allow the
U-M's Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities to
be modified by members of
the U-M community,
including any student with a
500 signature petition. It
would consist of four stages:
The amendment must be
submitted before Feb. 15 of
the current school year.
The panel of 50 students
that evaluates possible code
violations would review the
proposed amendment.
If this panel decides the
proposal has validity, MSA
would put it on its winter
term ballot as a referendum.
The regents have the final
say, and thus can reject or
enact any amendment
without following the above

New restaurant
'Wings' it at Rick's

Clinton won Monday's debate, analysts say

by David Groves
People who get hungry at Rick's
American Caf6 will no longer have
to fly on a wing and a prayer.
Wings of Westwood, a New
York-based chicken wing franchise,
has expanded its operations to the
kitchen of Rick's, located on Church
Street, offering food for the drinking
LSA seniors Jeffrey Miller and
Dan Brown own and operate the
business, which has become the lat-
est of a long string of restaurants oc-
cupying the space.
Miller said this operation is
unique because it has a diverse menu
and it delivers. Until Wings of
Westwood opened its doors in
August, only Mr. Spot's delivered
chicken wings to the areas surround-
ing campus.
The new restaurant also boasts 15
flavored wings, including such color-
ful examples as the "Buffalo WOW"
and the "Jamaican Jerk."
Business has grown appreciably
in the first few months, Miller said.
He said it started with an expected
lull, but has blossomed with help
from football crowds and promotions
targeting campus residence halls.
With delivery making up 75 per-
cent of business, service is con-
trolled by a computer-based ordering
system with more than 400 regular
customers logged in memory.
Handling 30 to 40 calls a night,

* the system significantly reduces the
confusion of working in the midst of
another business.
Rick's management said they
were pleased with the addition.
"They've done great service to
our business," said part-owner Todd
In times when the kitchen was
vacant, customers would leave for
surrounding businesses that served
food, he said. Sub-leasing the
kitchen to outside operations solves
this problem without the added trou-
ble of hiring and managing a food
Some customers of the popular
Ann Arbor bar said they are equally
pleased with Wings of Westwood.
"You've got to love the wings
and beer," noted Rick's customer
Mark Gedman, an-LSA senior.
However, taste takes no back
seat, said engineering senior Kurt
"These wings put others to
shame," Albertson raved. "Teriyaki
is by far the best."
Aside from endorsements from
sources including the New York
Post and NBC, the Wings of
Westwood menu displays a pledge
from co-owner Dan Brown.
His brother Alan suffered a spinal
chord injury in 1988 while swim-
ming and is now a quadriplegic. The
Alan T. Brown Foundation to cure
paralysis now receives 1 percent of
all profits generated by the

LANSING (AP) - George Bush
broke an 85-year drought of presi-
dential visits to Michigan State
University, but his strong perfor-
mance in the year's final debate ap-
parently didn't dent Bill Clinton's
front-runner standing.
Analysts and experts still were
evaluating the debate yesterday,
even as workers dismantled the spe-
cial stage where Bush, Clinton and
independent Ross Perot met for their
third televised debate.
They agreed that since Bush did-
n't come up with any new ammuni-
tion to fire at Clinton and the

Democrat didn't stumble, then
Clinton was the winner of Monday
night's showdown.
"George Bush clearly lost.
Nothing he did last night is likely to
change the minds of eight to 10 mil-
lion people and that's what George
Bush has to do to turn the election
around," said David Rohde, a politi-
cal science professor at Michigan
William Sederburg, vice presi-
dent for public policy at Public
Sector Consultants Inc. in Lansing,
said while it was Bush's best debate

performance "he just hasn't been
able to go out and articulate his
"I've been very disappointed in
the president's ability intellectually
to stage a counterattack in these de-
bates," said Sederburg, a former
GOP state senator.
Sederburg said he felt Bush al-
lowed himself to be criticized for
supporting the tax increase in 1990
and being in favor of more taxes.
"Clinton criticizes him for saying
he'd never raise taxes. Part of being
Clinton has been free to have it both

ways," he said.
Sederburg said Perot, the billion-
aire with a Texas twang and home-
spun approach, seemed to improve
his position the most. "I think Perot
gained the imagination of the
Before Perot abandoned his
presidential bid on July 16, he had
the support of about a third of
Michigan's voters. He's dropped
considerably since then, but if he can
come close to that original figure,
Perot will be a major factor in the
election, Sederburg said.

Quayle's bus tour rides through Michigan


PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) - Vice
President Dan Quayle rumbled
through southern Michigan on a
post-debate bus tour yesterday aimed
at helping his lagging boss make up
lost ground in the battleground state.
Thousands of supporters in eight
.cities cheered Quayle with chants of
"Four more years" as he likened a
Bill Clinton presidency to Democrat
Jimmy Carter's administration.
Quayle contended the high un-
employment, skyrocketing interest
rates and gasoline rationing that
dogged Carter would follow the
Arkansas governor. He urged voters
to remember "what it was like the
last time we had a Democratic
"Let us not repeat that mistake,"
Quayle said. "We have established a
strong foundation, and we're poised
for a vigorous economic recovery.
Quayle said, "Elect Bill Clinton
- raising taxes, increasing spend-
ing, increasing regulation - and
we're going to have another
The Vice President resounded
that theme yesterday in brief
campaign stops in Niles, Dowagiac,
Paw Paw, Kalamazoo and Battle
Creek before heading to Jackson for
the night.
Quayle was scheduled to resume
his swing through the state today
with stops in Hillsdale and Monroe
before moving on to Ohio, another
large Midwestern swing state.

President Bush soundly defeated
Democratic nominee Clinton in
Monday night's final debate at
Michigan State University by stress-
ing the differences between the two
candidates, the Vice President said.
"I think the president did very
well," Quayle said. "One of his chief
objectives was to point out the

But Quayle was an instant hit
with Niles tax preparer Kenneth
Daniel. "We're on your team," he
shouted to the vice president.
Bush "is probably the most ex-
perienced president we've ever had,"
Daniel said. "Is he sexy? No, he's
not sexy. But he's solid. He's
squeaky clean."

Bush 'is probably the most experienced
president we've ever had. Is he sexy? No, he's
not sexy. But he's solid.'
- Kenneth Daniel
Bush/Quayle Supporter

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The Vice President, decked out in
a ski jacket to battle the near-freez-
ing temperatures, got some of his
most enthusiastic support in front of
the Van Buren County courthouse in
downtown Paw Paw. Fans held signs
that read, "Dan, You Are Our Hero,"
and chanted, "Four more years."
But Quayle also ran into some
strident opposition. Clinton sup-
porters tried to drown out his speech
with cries of "No more Bush" and
"Two more weeks."
"I don't think Bush has done the
job right. He should step aside and
give someone else a chance," Doug
Howard said, a Clinton supporter
who jeered Quayle at Southwestern
Michigan College in Dowagiac.

Quayle told voters in Kalamazoo
that Clinton couldn't be trusted as
jubilant supporters thronged in a
main street.
"Just because we won the Cold
War and the Berlin Wall is down
doesn't mean the world is safe
enough to have a Democratic presi-
dent again," Quayle said. He warned
of another international crisis like
the Persian Gulf War.
"We don't know where it's going
to happen," he said, "but when it
happens, you'll want somebody you
can trust."
Clinton campaigned in Illinois
yesterday, while Bush took a
whistlestop tour of the South.

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