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Another election means another chance to elect
regents who will be concerned with students
rights. Candidates Laurence Deitch and Rebecca
McGowan are two such people.

Lorrie Moore was not a very good cook, so she
tried her hand at writing. Good choice. Hear this
talented author read from her work at 4 p.m. this
evening at Rackham Amphitheater.

Whew! Purdue almost ended Michigan's national
championship dreams in West Lafayette, but the
Wolverines regrouped in time to escape with a
24-17 victory.

Today
Coa, rany;
High 50, Low 42
Tomorrow
Cloudy, more rain; High 50, Low 38

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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

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Clinton
retains lead
in last lap
ofrace
Associated Press
Bill Clinton and George Bush
battled across the nation's recession-
scarred heartland yesterday, the
front-running Democrat summoning
supporters to "fight on" for two
more days and the president attack-
ing his rival as "Slick Willie," unfit
to lead.
Ross Perot was campaigning in
California and unveiled a new 30-
minute television commercial that
attacked both his rivals as failures in
economic leadership..
The daily CNN-USA Today na-
tionwide poll showed Clinton with a
seven-point edge over Bush - up
from three points on Saturday - and
Perot a distant third.
There was more encouragement
for the Democrats in a spate of sin-
gle-state surveys that gave Clinton a
comfortable edge in Missouri, a.key
battleground, and showed Bush with
unexpectedly slender leads in tradi-
tional base Republican states such as
Indiana, South Carolina and
Virginia.
Bush's rhetoric grew sharper as
the poll tidings grew dimmer.
"Slick Willie," he said of his rival
in Auburn Hills, Mich. "He is bob-
bing and weaving and you can't do
that as president."
Clinton, struggling to regain his
voice after a string of long days, said
the election was a choice between
See ELECTION, Page 2

Former wife
alleges regent
assaulted her

Carol Jacobsen, an Ann Arbor artist, takes down her exhibit on prostitution after members of the Michigan
Journal of Law and Gender called the videotape portion of the multimedia piece pornographic.
aw Journal censors video,

cting
by Erin Einhorn
Daily Staff Reporter
A videotape designe
voice to prostitutes bi
focus of tensiona
Amendment controve
weekend's MichiganJ
Gender and Law sympos
Local artist Carol Ja
sented a multi-media art
tion at the symposium
"Prostitution: From A
Activism" - whichi
video that symposium

pornographic
said incorporated clips from com- lecti
mercial pornography. the t
d to give a One of the organizers, second- fort
ecame the year law student Ann Kraemer, said anxi
and First some of the speakers and members rest
ersy at this of the audience complained to was
Journal of Journal members that "their safety J
sium. was being threatened by the content una
cobsen pre- of the tapes." porn
istic exhibi- "These people are well-known in
- entitled in their field - ex-prostitutes," com
cademia to Kraemer said. "They were our arti
included a speakers, they were our guests." pros
organizers The members of the Journal col-

content
ively determined that, because
tape made many people uncom-
able and created feelings of
iety, it should be removed. The
of Jacobsen's exhibit, they said,
welcome to remain.
acobsen, however, said she was
ware of any commercial
nography in the tape. The tape
question, she said, was a
npilation of the work of five
sts - including two former
stitutes.
See CENSOR, Page 2

Alleged assaults
took place in 1981-82.
Nielsen moved to
expunge public
records relating to
ex-wife's complaints.
by Geoff Earle
Daily Staff Reporter
Dona Mueller, first wife of U-M
RegentNeal Nielsen (R-Brighton), has
come forward with allegations that the
regent assaulted her on more than one
occasion in their Fowlerville home
during the early 1980s.
However, the Livingston County
Sheriff'sDepartment withheld records
of police visits to
the Nielsen home
as the result of a
written request
made by Nielsen
Friday.
"In 1981 and
1982, during our 7
divorce, I filed as
few complaints for Nie en
assault against Mr. Nielsen with the
Sheriff's department," Mueller said.
In addition to the statement Mueller
made to the Daily last week, in 1982
she issued a statement to the Livingston
County Sheriff's Department alleging
that Nielsen assaulted her in 1981.
Nielsen was never charged for any
crime relating to the alleged assault.
Nielsen could not be reached to
comment on the allegations despite
repeated attempts by the Daily to con-
tact him by phone and in person during
the last four days.
Nielsen, a Brighton attorney, is
seeking a second term on the U-M
Board of Regents in tomorrow's elec-
tion. He has served on the board since
1984.
Nielsen's request to expunge the
records follows two separate requests
under Michigan's Freedom of Infor-
mation Act filed by the Daily with the
Livingston County Sheriffs Depart-
ment Oct. 7 and Oct. 26.
"Under MCL 28.243 (4)I request
all complaints (listed below) that I
have been involved with and no charges

have been filed. Please honor this re-
quest by expunging those records, or
any other records with my name or
derivativeof my name," Nielsen wrote.
Nielsen requested to have the
records of three police visits - two
that took place in 1982 and one that
occurred in 1981 -expunged.
According to the Michigan statute
Nielsen cited, a person arrested, but
not charged with a crime, has the "ab-
solute right" to receive the return of
his fingerprints, arrest card, and de-
scription. There is no evidence that
Nielsen was arrested.
While Livingston County Sheriff's
Department documents obtained by
the Daily reveal that police were called
to the Nielsen home on two separate
occasions in 1982, the content of po-
lice files regarding the visits remains
withheld.
Livingston County Sheriff's De-
partment Deputy Juanita Blackwell,
an officer who responded to an April
1982 call, said a later complaint filed
by Mueller "would've been consid-
ered civil, or assault and battery."
In addition, Blackwell said the
police took photographs of Mueller at
the scene of the alleged assault.
On Thursday, Lt. Henry Gallup,
law enforcement operations officer in
the Livingston County Sheriff's De-
partment, said he could not turn over
the records to the Daily because the
department's microfilm operator was
in a car accident.
"My operator is gone indefinitely,"
he told the Daily Friday. "If my gal
would have been here last Monday,
you would have had the records and I
would have had to deal with Neal."
While theLivingston County docu-
ments remain sealed, Mueller made a
statement in 1982 describing an al-
leged assault.
"On Dec. 26, 1981, my husband,
Neal D. Nielsen, came to my home to
pick up our children for visitation pur-
poses. I advised him that they were ill
and did not wish to go with him," she
said in the statement.
"He proceeded to try to dress my
son, Christopher, (at which point Chris-
topher) began to cry. When I inter-
See NIELSEN, Page 2

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Bush batfies fran-Contra

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Bush refused to say
* Sunday whether he'd fire Iran-
Contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh
after Election Day, but accused him
of engaging in "a big witch hunt."
Bush went on the attack against
Walsh as Democrat Edmund S.
Muskie, a member of the bipartisan
panel that investigated the Iran-
Contra affair, raised new questions
about the president's role in the
arms-for-hostage dealings.
Muskie said Bush's "claims of
ignorance" about arms sales to Iran
by the Reagan White House
"conflict directly" with the latest

revelation in the affair - a note by
former Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger saying that Bush knew
of the arms-for-hostages scheme on
Jan. 7, 1986.
Bush has said he didn't realize
the Reagan White House was trading
arms for hostages until mid-
December 1986.
After the arms deal became
public, Bush requested an interview
with Muskie and the other two
members of the presidentially
appointed board, John Tower and
Bush's current national security
adviser, Brent Scowcroft.
The Tower Board's account of

that interview is at the F
library in California and
become public until 1994.
"In short, Vice Presiden
presented himself then as Pr
Bush likes to characterize h
now - as being 'out of the 1
said Muskie's statement,
Saturday.
"But President Bush's r
claims of ignorance about th
for-hostages deal now c
directly with the personal not
Weinberger of the Jan. 7
meeting, Muskie's statement
"I think it's been a big
hunt out there when you see a

allegations
Reagan man like Cap Weinberger going
won't through all kinds of hell," Bush said
about Walsh's $32 million probe of
t Bush the affair.
esident Mary Belcher, a spokeswoman
is role for Walsh's office, said she could
oop,"' not respond to the accusation
issued because the Weinberger case is
pending. Weinberger faces trial Jan.
epeated 5.
e arms- Federal law says Walsh may be
onflict removed "only by the personal
tes" by action of the attorney general and
1986 only for good cause." Good cause is
added. defined as an act that "substantially
witch impairs" the performance of his
decent duties.

Anonymity defines regent campaign

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
With only one day remaining before the
election, the four candidates running for the.
two open U-M regent seats remain doubtful
that facts about their election are common
knowledge.
"The presidential race is extraordinarily
compelling and there are a range of
propositions on the ballot for Michigan
voters that have profound importance, so
it's hard to capture popular interest when
faced with those kinds of issues," said
Larry Deitch, a regent candidate from
Bloomfield Hills.
Nancy Laro, a regent candidate from
Ann Arbor agreed.

"You try to educate people that it exists
on the ballot because it's overshadowed by
the top of the ticket," Laro said. "It's
amazing to find out how many people who
have been voting for years don't know you
vote for regents on this ballot."
Many candidates said such obstacles
make running in a regent race more
difficult than typical campaigning.
"To some extent, it's an education
campaign in terms of educating people
about what a regent does," Deitch said.
"Part and parcel of it is just getting
attention focused on it."
Nevertheless, candidates running for U-
M regent say they have invested a lot of
time and effort in their campaigns.

"I've been trying to do as many
appearances as I can do," said Rebecca
McGowan, a regent candidate from Ann
Arbor. "I go everywhere I can find anybody
who's interested."
McGowan has been campaigning since
her nomination Aug. 30 and said the focus
of her campaign has been threefold -
advertising, personal appearances and
meeting with newspaper editorial boards.
"They're pretty much traditional
campaign tactics," McGowan said.
"Certainly my budget is very small so I've
had to figure out how to most effectively
get my ideas to the most people."
Deitch said he has also focused on
See ADS, Page 2

Avalon readies renovated house for residents

by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
Avalon Housing, Inc. held the ribbon-
cutting ceremony for its first low-income

The house, now located on the corner of
Ashley and William streets - across from
the parking lot - at 210 W. William, was
built in 1925 and has six one-person

manage permanent low-income housing in
the Ann Arbor area.
The non-profit development corporation
arose out of a city council compromise to

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