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Roger DeRoo and Brian Kight are two qualified
candidates in today's Michigan Student Assembly
elections. After that, it's anybody's guess.

"The Resurrection of Lady Lester" combined jazz
and drama to recreate the life of saxophone great
Lester Young. Read a review of this original work
by a University Theatre professor.

The Michigan Wolverines won, lost and tied this
weekend. They tied Illinois, won a trip to the Rose
Bowl, and lost any hope of winning a national
championship.

Today
Clouds, chance of flurries;
Nigh 36, Low 26
Tomorrow
Partly sunny; High 40, Low 28

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Gates criticizes Detroit chief, defends L.A.

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl
Gates, who presided over the department dur-
ing the RodneyKing beating andithe subsequent
Los Angeles riots, will debate American Civil
Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen
hursday at Hill Auditorium.
Daile Crimne Reporter Erin Einhorn inter-
viewued GatesFriday.
Daily: What are you involved in now?
Gates: Well of course I've been doing a
nationwide speaking tour and that's kept me
busy, and my book is still selling so that's kind
of keeping me busy. But as an everyday thing,
I've been working as a radio talk show host in
Los Angeles.
l)aily: When your campus visit was an-
nou nced, some students expressedconcern. They
say you appear to be making money off the
publicity received from the situation in Los

Angeles. Could you address that'?
Gates: Well, I hope our young people at
universities are not opposed to the free-enter-
prise system. Certainly, I'm not making a lot of
money doing it, never have intended to. I spent
43 years in public service and believe me, I
never made much money there and I'm not
making much money on this either. I don't
necessarily enjoy all this publicity, particularly
the negative publicity. It's not been fun for me.
It would be easy for me to do speeches in front
of audiences that are supportive - where I
don't have one single boo ... but my hope has
been ... to bring to the campuses some different
views.
I know an awful lot about government -
local government, state government and the
federal government. I know an awful lot about
crime. I've been involved in every major inves-

tigation in Los Angeles in the last 25 years -
Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and the Hill-
side strangler. So many of them that I think
would be of interest. We have had a major drive
on gangs, we have worked in the area of dealing
with narcotics and dangerous drugs, perhaps
more effectively than anyone. I supported the
DARE program in our elementary schools.
That's gone nationwide, in fact it's gone world-
wide.
Daily: T'hat started in I os Angeles'? .
Gates: It started in Los Angeles, I began the
program. People think I'm an ogre, but I really
care about kids an awful lot. I think they are our
future and I'm looking to young people to move
out and accept the challenges that are in front of
them. Sometimes it's helpful to have the wis-
dom of those who have gone on before them to
either accept or reject the thoughts that they

have. That's kind of what I have in mind.
Daily: Why do you think people think you're
an ogre?
Gates: I think mostly it comes from - what
I've noted - the African Americans. I think the
NAACP (National Association forthe Advance-
ment of Colored People) has really done a
number on me. And that's disturbing to me
because there's no one that's spent more time
trying to solve some of the major social prob-
lems that are existent in Los Angeles. Of course
we have a large Hispanic population also. So
there's no one that's spent more time dealing
with the problems that exist in the African
American community and the Hispanic com-
munity than I have. And I think that the vast
majority of the good fine people, hard-working
people in that community, appreciate what I've
Sec GA TES, Page 5

Gates

.Minority
group at
odds with
U-M policy
Commission raises
questions about
guidelines for Student
Parties policy
by Nate Hurley
Daily Staff Reporter
U-M's Minority Affairs
Cornmmission (MAC) is questioiing
the motivation behind some aspects
of the U-M Interim Policy
Guidelines for Student Parties.
According to the policy - which
governs student events held in U-M
buildings - a party is a social event
with music in an open room, but
does not include performances,
weddings, formals or concerts.
"The majority of the time this
policy affects the minority students
for what they call 'a party,"' said
MAC Chair Jong "Chuck" Han.
Han said minority students gen-
erally sponsor more parties, while
white students hold more formals.
Because of this difference, many
minority student group leaders have
interpreted the definition of a party
to be racist..
The definition of a party was lim-
ited in order to reduce the red tape
for students planning social events.
Students who wish to hold a
party - as defined by the interim
policy - in a U-M building must
take the following steps:
sign up for the event at least 28
days prior to the date of the function;
hold a pre-event meeting with
representatives of the building and
the U-M Department of Public
Safety (DPS);
U' insure that guests will provide
identification upon entering the
event;
limit ticket sales to the
capacity of the room; and,
See POLICY, Page 2

Congressional
Dems. confer
with Clinton

1992
L HA M PIOIN
Bittersweet smell of roses
Michigan tailback Jesse Johnson (below) scores a
touchdown in the Wolverines' 22-22 tie against
l II:Ts. At eft, Wolverine wice receiver Derrick
Alexander reacts to an Elvis Grbac interc e ption.
The tie gave Michigan a Rose Bowl berth, but
eliminated all hope for a national title.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
President-elect Clinton hosted his
first sit-down with Democratic con-
gressional leaders yesterday, hoping
to forge agreement on how to break
Washington gridlock and push
through a quick-action agenda.
"We've got a big job to do and
we've got to do it together," Clinton
said as Senate Majority Leader
George Mitchell, House Speaker
Tom Foley and House Majority
Leader Richard Gephardt headed to
Little Rock for a dinner with
Clinton.
This marks the first time
Democrats will have control over
both the White House and Congress
in 12 years.
Clinton and his aides have talked
of a 100-day agenda for economic
and social matters, but even before
Sunday night's dinner, Mitchell
downplayed expectations for how
quickly Congress might move.
"I am not one to subscribe to this
100-day deadline business," Mitchell
said on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press."
"I think it's an artificial deadline
established for no purpose other than
giving definition ... to a sense of ur-
gency about action," Mitchell said.
"And so I don't use any particular
time frame for when we should or
should not act."
Still, Mitchell said he would tell
Clinton he's "right on track" by
making economic revival his top
priority.
Clinton plans to make an eco-
nomic stimulus package his No. 1
objective, including expanded in-
vestment tax credits hoped to spark
job creation. Other parts of it Clinton
can do alone by executive order,
such as speeding up federal dollars
for highway projects to create jobs.

" "
In a meeting with
Congressional Democratic
leaders, President-elect Bill
Clinton discussed plans to:
create an economic
stimulus package including
expanded investment tax
credit;
speed up federal dollars for
highway projects to create
jobs;
hurry up legislation on
lobbyist disclosure and
campaign finance reform;
and,
create job training plans
including a national
apprenticeship program.
The bulk of Clinton's long-term
economic plan - a $20 billion an-
nual investment in infrastructure,
technology and communications -
relies on defense cuts and tax hikes
on the wealthy that would require
congressional action.
During his campaign, Clinton
pledged to seek quick action on
family leave legislation that
President Bush twice vetoed. Some
legislation - such as complicated
and controversial health care reform
- Clinton has merely talked of get-
ting to Congress within 100 days.
Clinton also is expected to hurry
legislation on lobbyist disclosure and
campaign finance reform, education
bills, and job training plans that in-
clude a national apprenticeship pro-
gram.
Senate Minority Leader Bob
See CLINTON, Page 2
DNR ruling
may affect
proposed
waste site
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Environment Reporter
Washtenaw 'oun ty will become
himne to the nation's second largest
hazard( us waste disposal facility, il.
the owners of Iinvotech have their
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KRISTOFFER GILL.TE'l/Diiy

Students claim MSA does not
erespond to their campus worries
by Megan Lardner
'' staff Reporter Limited numbers of women
As Michigan Student Assembly elections approach,
some U-M students seem to feel the initials MSA seek stdent assembly seats
should instead stand for Mysterious, Suspicious and
Arbitr'ary. by Robin Litwin
"I have not seen anything that MSA has done for me Daily MSA Reporter
directly, other than distribute funds," said first-year 'he Michigan Student Assembly may resemble
Engineering student Stewart Blacklock. the U11.S. Congress as tu' as female representation is
When asked about the most important election is- concerned after this week's election.
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