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The Michigan Daily- Thursday, November 12, 1992 - Page 3

The Daily will publish positic
competing far assembly sea
Assembly Elections. Today's
MSA elections will be held h
Conservative Coalition
"MSA receives about a half
million dollar and less than
10 percent of that ends up
going to student groups.
Something is seriously
wrong with this. The
Progressives are trying to
make MSA pay for
Michigan Collegiate
Coalition (MCC), when
there is an obvious conflict
of interests, because many
of them either work for
MCC or have close friends
whose payroll would be cut
if they don't get money
from MSA."
- Conservative Coalitior
Edward LeCouteur, LSA
junior: "If we have as much
money as reported, we
have to make sure more of
it gets out to student
groups. Certain groups
may not even know MSA is
Continued from page 1
for some reason I felt rejuvenated
- like I could really make a
difference," Lee said.
In addition, many of the can-
didates said they would like to
improve the assembly's image on
"I hope to change the image
MSA has. MSA doesn't have
power to do very much, but
(MSA President) Ede Fox hasn't
used all her opportunities to
speak with the administration and
have a voice. If she doesn't do it,

on statements by the two major parties and independents
ats for the remainder of the week, prior to Michigan Student
s topic is how MSA should allocate its yearly budget.
Nov. 17 and 18.

U-M Health Services gives
out 'morning-after pill'


connected to them. We
have to make sure some
literature goes out to
student groups that MSA
could potentially fund."
Brian Kight, Engineering
senior: "I'd like to make it a
fair process for groups that
aren't LSA or large campus
groups. I'd like to make
sure that student groups
are being considered for
funding more in
accordance with the
amount that students in
each school are paying in
their fees."
Abdalmajid Kalranji, LSA
first-year student: "I want
the least lobbying for
money as possible. I would
change the funding policy
so that money is a lot more
accessible to student
groups. Instead of applying
to get approval, they _ _
then people on the assembly need
to do it," House said.
However, DcRoo said that the
assembly's lack of accomplish-
ments is not the root of its image
"MSA does have an image
problem, but I disagree with the
assertion that MSA doesn't ac-
complish much," DeRoo said.
"Some committees arc more ac-
tive than others, but they arc all
doing something."
Kight said he thinks part of
the assembly's inefficiency is a
result of the high turn-over rate
that occurs with every election.
"In the long-run we need at

should simply apply to get
already appropriated
Henry Loh, Engineering
sophomore: "A four-person
panel seems to few for the
amount of money they
disperse. I also feel that as
much as possible should be
given to student
Progressive Party
"I don't see that there is a
problem with it. It's always
a difficult decision. The.
Budget Priorities
Committee is set up to
make the process a little
more convenient for the
rest of the assembly. It gets
done in the most
democratic way possible.
The arguments are part of
the political process."
- Progressive Party
least some people with experi-
ence on MSA so we are not con-
stantly re-inventing the wheel,"
Kight said, "I'm the only person
that was on the assembly this
time last year which means the
assembly doesn't have a long col-
lective memory. We tend to
make the same mistakes over and
over again and progress comes to
a halt."
DeRoo said it may be a posi-
tive change.
"I think it's unfortunate that
experience is leaving the assem-
bly, but it is a chance for new
people to be on MSA, which is
not bad either," DeRoo said.

by Jen DiMascio
Daily Staff Reporter
Though the contruceptive drug
Ovral hasn't becn approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for use as a "morning-after
pill," University Health Services
(UHS) is prescribing it in limited
Despite the fact that Ovral has
not been officially approved as a
post-coital contraceptive - the for-
mal term for "morning-after pill" -
UHS officials said that does not pre-
clude them from prescribing it for
such purposes.
"It is not illegal for clinicians to
use a drug which has been approved
for another purpose for which it has
not been approved," said Dr. Caesar
Briefer, director of Internal
Medicine at UHS.
As a morning-after pill, Ovral is
prescribed in high doses. High levels
of estrogen and progesterone affect
the lining of the uterus, making it
inhospitable to a fertilized egg.
However, Ovral is not similar to
the French drug RU-486. RU-486 -
banned in the United States - can
terminate a pregnancy anytime
within two months of conception, by
inducing menstruation.

Ovral is most effective within 24
hours of conception, but can be ef-
fective up to three days later. Taken
correctly, Ovral can be up to 95 per-
cent effective in preventing preg-
Rose said she did not know why
Ovral has not received FDA
approval as a post-coital
contraceptive. If the drug did not

effective as a post-coital contracep-
tive, it is not effective in preventing
the transmission of the virus that
causes AIDS.
The opinions of abortion activists
to the use of post-coital contracep-
tion are diametrically opposed.
"I think it's fabulous," said Carol
King, executive director of
Michigan Abortion Rights Action

'It is not illegal for clinicians to use a drug
which has been approved for another purpose
for which it has not been approved.'
- Dr. Caesar Briefer
UHS Director of Internal Medicine

succeed in terminating the
pregnancy, the hospital would be
unable to prove or disprove any link
to possible birth defects.
"We don't know if the dispensers
of the pill would have a legal leg to
stand on," said Kathleen Rose, a gy-
necology nurse at UIS.
Briefer said dispensing Ovral is
not official UHS policy, but that
some gynecologists may prescribe it.
He added that though Ovral may be

"Once Bill Clinton is in office we
will see more research for
contraceptive devices for women
and men."
However, members of the
Catholic Church condemned the
drug's use.
"To do anything to remove the
fertilized egg is a sin- it is wrong,"
said Janelle Gerken, pastoral team-
member at St. Mary's student parish.

NEED Service sues assembly for
.~ .
revoking Michigan Union office
y Will McCahill MSA decided in October to evict volved, either toward NEED Service
Dail Saff Re cryc n orit
DalyStffReorer_ the NEED) Service from its office in or its members.

a hagn disciination and vio-
lation of free speech rights, NEED
Service sued the Michigan Student
Assembly yesterday alleging the as-
sembly illegally evicted the group
from its office space.
The trial began after NEED Ser-
-vice obtained injunction suits, which
*esulted in a suspension of the
group's eviction from its fourth-
floor Michigan Union office.
NEED Service is a student group
aimed at helping disadvantaged stu-
dents and staff within the U-M
community and surrounding areas.
"We believe we have been
wronged," said group representative
Safiya Khalid.

the Michigan Union and to allocate
the office space to the Zeta Phi Beta
sorority and the Japan Students'
These groups joined MSA as de-
fendants in the suit.
"We have a history of providing
positive ambassadorship on the part
of the U of M," Khalid said.
Khalid said she feels the assem-
bly revoked the office space as a
punishment to certain members of
her organization.
Rackham Rep. Roger DeRoo,
representing MSA at the trial, said
"The defendant will show that ... of-
fice allocations were done fairly,"
and that no discrimination was in-

"Any attempt to violate their
rights by ... MSA was non-exis-
tent," DcRoo said.
He also said MSA should decide
groups' relative merits when allocat-
ing office space - not passing
judgement on the groups' members.
Antagonism between MSA rep-
resentatives and representatives of
NEED Service was apparent in pre-
trial legal wrangling, with each side
objecting to the maneuvers of the
Five student judges from the U-
M's Court of Common Pleas were
charged with deciding the case.
Judges said they expect a decision in
the case early this morning.

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Student groups
U AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, East Engineer-
ing. Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30 p.m.
0 Ann Arbor Libertarian League,
community building, MLB,
room B 124, 7:30 p.m.
d Archery Club, practice, Sports
Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
U Circle K, club meeting, Michi-
gan" Union, Crowfoot Room,
7:30 p.m.
lI Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical
luncheon, Electrical Engineer-
ing and Computer Science
Building, room 1311, 12:30-
1:30 p.m.
Ci Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Natural Re-
sources Building, room 1040, 7
l1 Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union, room
1209, 7 p.m.
U Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Rosary, Saint Mary
Student Chapel, 331 Thompson
St., 7:30 p.m.
lI Pro-Choice Action, meeting,
MLB, room B 137, 7:30 p.m.
li U-M Pre-Med Club, committee
meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendleton Room, 6:30p.m.
U-M Sailing Club, meeting,
West Engineering Building,
room 311, 7:45 p.m.
F U-M Shotokan Karate Club,
practice, CCRB, small gym,
8:30-10 p.m.
Undergraduate Historv Aso-

Rooms C & D, 8 p.m.

Q Annual Food Drive, BryantC
Community Center seeking food
donations until November 20,
drop off donations at Bryant
Community Center, 3 WestC
Eden Ct., for more information
call 994-2722.
Q "Conflict Resolution: An Op-C
portunity for Experiences in
South Africa," presentation,
Michigan Union, Wolverine
Room, 12-1:30 p.m.C
Q "Croatia: Between War and
Democracy," Balkan Crisis
Lecture Series, Lane Hall, Com-C
mons Room, 2:30-4 p.m.
Q "Culture Under Siege in the
Former Yugoslavia," BalkanC
Crisis Lecture Series, Lane Hall,
Commons Room, 4-5:30 p.m.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-C
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation De-
partment, accepting entries un-C
til December 1, contact Irene
Bushaw 994-2780.
Q "Janice Gordon: Recent Con-
structions," lecture, Museum
of Art, check room at informa-
tion desk, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Q "Kegs, Kicks, and C
Kompetition," presentation,
School of Business, Hale Audi-
torium, 8 p.m.C
Q Macktails! sponsored by U-M
Housing, all U-M Residence
Halls, dining hall, 4:30-6:30
n mC

Non-linear Optics," physical
seminar, Department of Chem-
istry,Chemistry Building, room
1640, 4 p.m.
Q Russian Tea and Conversation
Practice, Slavic Department,
MLB, 3rd floor Conference
Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q "Stereotypes of Asian-Ameri-
can Men," East Quad, Greene
Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Q "Tanner Lecture presents
Amos Oz," Hillel Foundation,
Rackham Building, Auditorium,
4 p.m.
Q "The Israeli-Palestinian Con-
flict," lecture, Rackham Build-
ing, Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Battle,
Mary Markley Residence Hall,
South Pit, 2-7:30 p.m.
Q "What is Connoisseurship?"
Art Talk, Museum of Art, Au-
dio Visual Room, 12 p.m.
Q Womancircle, Worship/Ritual,
Guild House Campus Ministry,
802 Monroe St., 7:30 p.m.
Q "Yankee Go Home," documen-
tary, sponsored by the Maoist
International Movement, East
Quad, room 124, 7 p.m.
Student Services
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, lobby, 763-
WALK, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
U Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psycholog; West Quad, room
K210,10 a.m. "p.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Ser-

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