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The most recent, and probably final, draft of the
student code of conduct continues to extend
University where it doesn't belong.
Unfortunately, it looks like we're stuck with it.

Whether you're a jazz fan or not, you'll enjoy
"The Resurrection of Lady Lester," which will be
performed Thursday through Sunday at the
Mendelssohn Theater.

Michigan moved up in the latest football polls, but
the Wolverines' shot at a national championship is
now out of their hands.

Gray with rain;
High 50, Low 40
Tomorrow rnH 4, 3
Cloudy, more rain; High 48, Low 32


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by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
Six months after a jury acquitted
four Los Angeles police officers ac-
cused of beating Rodney King -
with evidence of the intense fires
and rioting still visible in the city -
UAC/Viewpoint Lectures brings the
simmering issues to the U-M
Former Los Angeles Police Chief
Daryl Gates - who presided over
the department at the time of the ri-
ots - will debate Nadine Strossen,
the international president of the
American Civil Liberties Union,
Nov. 19 at Hill Auditorium.
"We're not necessarily bringing
controversy," said Bhavin Shah, who
is coordinating the debate for
Viewpoint. "We're bringing them
here so that students can ask
Shah said he expects 4,000 peo-
ple to fill the auditorium and plans to
allow students to question Gates and
W Strossen.
"It's very easy to sit at home and
bash on Daryl Gates," Shah said.
"But this type of format allows stu-
dents to critically analyze the events
that happened in the L.A. riots and
discuss them."
Shah said Viewpoint plans to
host facilitator-led discussions about
the issues after the debate for
interested students.
Tickets for the debate - sched-
uled from 8-10 p.m. - will be
available to students for $3 at the
door, and to non-students at the door
for $5 .

Clinton seeks
strategies for
political reform

Road tripp in'
[SA sophomore Bob Spieth posts a message on the Ride Board yesterday in the Michigan Union. Spieth said he
is looking for a passenger to share gas expenses for a trip to Ohio this weekend.
Dea of tudntsOffc

The strategists who helped Bill
Clinton win the White House are
now quietly sketching plans for a po-
litical operation that would keep him
there a full eight years.
As Clinton himself concentrates
on weighty transition matters and
devotes little attention to shaping a
White House political team, top
aides plan to attend to the latter, bent
on helping the Democratic Party
build on its first national victory in a
dozen years.
Key players in the effort are sure
to be those who orchestrated
Clinton's winning campaign: com-
munications director George
Stephanopoulos, manager David
Wilhelm, strategists James Carville
and Paul Begala, pollster Stanley
Greenberg and fund-raiser Rahm
While they plot strategy, they're
shopping for new cars - a practical
acknowledgement that Clinton's
crew members dare not drive foreign
models once they're in power in
Stephanopoulos, one of Clinton's
closest aides and his most visible
spokesperson, is certain to land in a
senior White House position.
Wilhelm, who built Clinton's or-
ganization in crucial states and often
served as an emissary to labor and
other interest groups, is likely to
land either in the White House or at
the Democratic National Committee.
The outcome depends on whether

Clinton chooses to run his political
operation from inside the White
House or through the party.
"David is the right hand for poli-
tics," said one senior Clinton ad-
viser. "Where he lands is where the
politics get directed from."
Past presidents have tried it both
ways. Ronald Reagan turned first to
campaign spokesperson Lyn
Nofziger and then other Republican
I wouldn't live in a
country that would
allow me to work in
the government'
-James Carville
Clinton Campaign Rep.
operatives to run a White House
political team.
President Bush, on the other
hand, installed campaign manager
Lee Atwater as Republican Party
chair and kept his political team at
party headquarters. After Atwater's
death, the Bush operation shifted to
the White House but was never as
Carville, who directed Clinton's
daily strategy, has made it clear he
wants no role in government. "I
wouldn't live in a country that would
allow me to work in the govern-
ment," is a favorite Carville line.

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
The Dean of Students Office,
formed Sept. I as an offshoot of the
Office of Student Affairs, remains an
enigma to many students although it
was intended to provide an outlet for
their concerns.
"I've never heard of it, but I think
it sounds cool," said LSA first year
student Nicholas Dongvillo.
"Does it have something to do
with the Dean's List?," asked an-

other student, who wished to remain
The Dean of Students Office, lo-
cated on the third floor of the
Michigan Union, is headed by Dean
of Students and Associate Vice
President for Student Affairs Royster
Harper. The office is divided into
unit-specific areas headed by
associate deans:
Richard Carter, who is
responsible for multicultural

Delores Sloan, who oversees
specialized education services; and,
Frank Cianciola, who is re-
sponsible for the Student
Organization Development Center,
the Michigan Union, North Campus
Commons and the Michigan League.
Because advertising has not been
a priority, Harper said many students.
are still unfamiliar with the office.
"We didn't want to promise more
than we could do. We didn't want
See OFFICE, Page 2

Students say threat of AIDS affects their sexual behavior

by Tim Greimel
Daily Staff Reporter
Students may view AIDS as a
distant threat - until it affects
someone close to them.
"(The fear of AIDS) didn't start
to affect me until a friend's friend
tested HIV-positive. Then I started
to think about it more. Before then
my sexual habits were influenced
more by fear of pregnancy," said an
LSA first-year student who wished

Secoind of two articles I
to remain anonymous.
While U-M students' views about
sexual morals differ considerably,
most said they have reconsidered

their sexual practices as a result of
the AIDS virus.
"This is the first generation to
grow up with the threat of AIDS. I
think things have changed a lot in
the past few years. I think that peo-
ple are becoming more responsible,"
said Sarah Barnett, a master's degree
candidate in the School of Public
However, some students said
they are not overly worried about

contracting the disease because they
do not consider themselves to be at
high risk of exposure.
"(AIDS) is kind of scary. It didn't
affect me too much since my sexual
behavior wasn't too promiscuous to
begin with. I've always practiced
safe sex," said Kristina, an LSA
first-year student.
"Maybe if I knew somebody well
it might affect me more. I don't
think about it on a daily basis. When

I'm about to have sex I don't think
about it," she added.
Many students such as Scott, an
LSA sophomore, said they arc taking
precautions to protect themselves
from AIDS - including regular
testing for the HIV antibody.
"It's a very important issue be-
cause of increased sexuality. People
need to practice safe sex," he said.
"The difference between knowing
the facts and following what you

MSA Independents buck parties
Shadow ofnational elections brings andi-party mowment to campus

by Megan Lardner
Daily Staff Reporter
Many new MSA candidates are
following in the footsteps of Ross
Perot by shunning the two estab-
lished campus parties in favor of
running as Independents.
"There's a big independent
movement going on nationally in
this country," said Lisa Silver, a se-
nior running on the School of Music
ballot. Her campaign for an MSA
seat will reflect this trend on a
smaller scale, she said.
"I'm standing on my own
principles," Silver said.
Candidates from all parties said
this election year is notable for the
overwhelming number of
Independent candidates seeking

MSA office.
Fourteen Independent candidates
- including eight candidates seek-
ing the eight avaialble LSA seats -
have bucked the assembly's two-
party system to vie for open seats.
The Independent candidates have
chosen to run their own campaigns
without the support of either the
Progressive Party or the
Conservative Coalition. Most
Independents said they do not feel
the need to associate themselves
with an established party.
"Parties divide the MSA and di-
vide the student body as a whole,"
said Independent LSA candidate
Craig Greenberg.
Most Independent candidates
have expressed a strong aversion to

current MSA policies. The parties
are overly concerned with issues
unrelated to the students, said
Independent candidate Mark
Chasteen, an LSA junior.
"MSA needs to get back on track
in terms of helping students and
doing things for students," he added.
But Independent candidates said
the parties have an election advan-
tage due to their financial resources
and set base of voters, Chasteen said.
Independents also view students
who vote along party lines as a pos-
sible threat to their candidacies.
Many students will vote for party
candidates, even if they know noth-
ing about them, said Lorne Gearhart,
an Independent candidate running
See MSA, Page 2

know is the key. My girlfriend and I
have been tested for HIV."
Some heterosexual students said
pregnancy plays a more important
role than AIDS in the decision to
practice safer-sex.
Kirk, an LSA sophomore, said,
"Once you've chosen a partner care-
fully there's not that much need for a
condom. The biggest concern is
pregnancy. If there's another form of
See AIDS, Page 2
no plans to
f n
fatal beatin
DETROIT (AP) - The City
Council yesterday quickly struck
down a call for the Detroit Board of
Police Commissioners to investigate
the fatal beating of a Detroit man
and department policy regarding the
use of force.
Council President Maryann
Mahaffey's resolution would have
given the commission 30 days to is-
sue a report to the City Council
about the circumstances that led to
Malice Green's death Thursday
night .
Council member Gil Hill said,
"You acknowledge that(Police
Chief Stanley) Knox has acted
promptly and forthrightly. I don't
see a need for the resolution."

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