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Lesbian,
gay male
Art shown
in Grad
by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
Students searching the Graduate
* Library for research books may be
surprised to find instead "Gay Pride"
posters or pink triangle pins.
These items - along with ex-
hibits of books, poetry, and songs by
gay males, lesbians, and bisexuals
can be seen in the library's north
lobby beginning today until the end
bf the month.
The exhibit, "Diversity in
Thought, Deed, and Form: A
Sampling of Gay and Lesbian
Materials," focuses on five areas -
literature, music, film, video, and the
history of the gay liberation move-
ment - said coordinator Adolfo
Tarango.
The display, sponsored by the
Gay and Lesbian Library
Association (GALLA), also contains
(tens from the Labadie Collection, a
compilation of radical literature
about gay males and lesbians.
Tarango said the idea for the
dlisplay was hatched last January by
4 group of faculty and students from
various library staffs, including the
Undergraduate, Science, and Map
Libraries.
"We worked on ideas on how to
(lo some sort of information display,
tapping into various libraries,"
9 Tarango said.
All of the exhibit's information
Was taken from U-M library collec-
tions, Tarango said.
Graduate student and volunteer
Mona Ammon said she is amazed at
'the amount of information GALLA
was able to bring together for the
O1isplay.
"It is very necessary to make
Seople aware that gays, lesbians, and
isexuals are out there," Ammon
said. "(The exhibit) gives people
positive images on the contributions
we have made to society.
"The literature, music, film, and
video displays cover different as-
pects of the gay and lesbian commu-
nity and life," Ammon said.
U-M library employee Jim La
Forest also volunteered to put up the
Oxhibit.
"The gay and lesbian community
has its own culture and it touches on
so many bases such as music and
film," La Forest said. "(The exhibit)
displays the multicultural diversity
the University tries to maintain."
LSA junior Dan Yezbick said he
felt the exhibit was an important part
of the U-M experience for students
who may have not be exposed to
0 displays such as this before.
"This is definitely an expression
that the Grad is alibrary for gay and
lesbian students as well. It shows
that the libraries collect information
that is relevant to their lives,"
Yezbick said.

Lawmakers fail to pass
abortion waiting period
BRl proposing 24-hour wait stalled in committee

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Lawmakers failed yesterday in a
last-ditch effort to reach agreement
on a bill that would force women to
wait 24 hours and view pictures of
fetuses before having abortions.
Some members of a House-
Senate conference committee trying
to hammer out a compromise
blamed a Detroit lawmaker's ab-
sence for the lingering deadlock.
Rep. Curtis Hertel (D-Detroit)
didn't show up for yesterday's hear-
ing. Critics said that let Hertel, an
anti-abortion lawmaker with misgiv-
ings about the bill, spike it without
voting against it. The bill needed
support from at least two members
of each chamber on the six-member
panel.
" y not showing, he made a
statement," said Rep. Jessie Dalman
(R-Holland) the only House law-
maker to vote to send the bill back to
the full Legislature. "It's unfortunate
that we didn't finish this business
this year."
Hertel was traveling yesterday af-
ternoon and did not immediately re-
turn messages left at his Detroit and
Lansing offices.
The controversial legislation

would require a woman to wait 24
hours to have an abortion. During
that time, she'd have to view pho-
tographs or life-size drawings of fe-
tuses in various stages of develop-
ment.
House and Senate leaders said
they were ready to take up the bill
today, their last scheduled session
'You're going to
present to this woman:
'Now this is what you
don't have' ... It's
cruel.'
- Lana Pollack
state senator (D-Ann
Arbor)
before the end of the year. Barring
any last-minute maneuvering, it ap-
pears the bill will die and have to be
reintroduced next year.
Its sponsor, Sen. Jack Welborn
(R-Kalamazoo) said he'll reintro-
duce an even tougher version in
January. He didn't elaborate.

"Quite candidly, I've put a lot of
compromises into this," Welborn
said. He, Dalman and Sen. Fred
Dillingham (R-Fowlerville) sup-
ported the measure.
It was opposed by Sen. Lana
Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep.
Maxine Berman (D-Southfield).
Both women balked at the picture re-
quirement, saying it would be espe-
cially cruel to force a woman carry-
ing a malformed fetus to view pic-
tures of a normal one.
"You're going to present to this
woman: 'Now this is what you don't
have,," Pollack said. "It's worse
than irrelevant. It's cruel."
Ed Rivet, legislative director for
Right to Life of Michigan, said he
was disappointed that a compromise
wasn't reached but said the anti-
abortion group would seek a 24-hour
waiting period next year.
If so, Planned Parenthood
Affiliates of Michigan will fight it, a
spokesperson said.
In 1991, 34,555 abortions were
performed in Michigan, according to
state health statistics. Abortions have
declined steadily since 1988, when
46,747 abortions were performed.

Rough sketch
Eastern Michigan University sophomore Scott Grissom draws Iroquois
ceremonial masks in the Anthropology room at the Natural Science
Museum yesterday.

New Union board chair supports weekend access policy

by Marc Olender
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Union Board
chair, who was unanimously re-
elected last night, said she supports
the Union Access Policy and has
mixed feelings about the Social
Events Policy.
LSA junior Michelle Carpenter
and newly-elected vice chair Whit-
ney Walters both ran unopposed.
Carpenter originally4assumed the
position when the former chair of
MUBR stepped down three months
ago.
MUBR is a group of students,

faculty and staff that oversees poli-
cies relating to the Union. The board
has been involved in developing the
Union Social Events Policy that reg-
ulates events held in the building.
Carpenter is both Student Build-
ing Manager of the Union and the
chair of MUBR.
"I can honestly say I spend a
third of my time here," Carpenter
said.
Carpenter said she approves of
the current Union access policy,
which requires U-M students to
present identification at the door and
limits them to two guests.

"Being a manager, I see it in pro-
cess all night long," she said.
Carpenter said students have
been more receptive to the policy
this year.
She added that, because of stu-
dent input, the intimidating appear-
ance of Union security was altered
this year.
"Last year, they were in brown.
uniforms with their radios and gear.
This year, they wear blue blazers,
and their radios are hidden. They
look a lot less formal, a lot less
intimidating."

Walters, an LSA junior, also
supported the policy, comparing it to
the union access policy at Michigan
State University.
"This is not as restrictive in com-
parison. There, (each person) can
only get in with ID," she said.
However, Walters admitted she
has not seen the policy in action.
Carpenter said she has mixed
feelings about the Union social
events policy, which has recently
stirred debate among student groups.
"Everyone's not at a happy
medium with it," Carpenter admit-
ted. "We do need to listen to student

input, but we need to keep the other
patrons, that are not involved in that
activity, safe."
Walters stressed the democratic
voice of MUBR.
"I'm not in a place to make major
changes. We're more a consulting
type of board," she said.
Carpenter hopes to use her posi-
tion to create a sense of community.
"I would like to establish a rela-
tionship with the Union, the Michi-
gan League, and the North Campus
Commons as student centers," Car-
penter said.

Somalian officials request U.N. escort for foreign aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -
Relief officials on Tuesday urged the
United Nations to quickly authorize
more military muscle to guarantee
that aid reaches hundreds of thou-
sands of starving Somalis.
As the U.N. Security Council de-
bated whether to take up a U.S. offer
of a force of 30,000 to deliver the
food, some of the officials worried
that an influx of foreign troops could
spark retaliation against foreigners.
"This is a very complex society
with very tough, proud people di-
vided into competitive clans," said
Brigitte Doppler of Doctors Without
Borders. "None of the relief agencies

know how their programs will work
under military mobilization."
Without security, said Per
Hammerstedt of U.N. Operation
Somalia, the relief operation is
pointless.
"Why should we stay here when
the food is looted and we can't even
bring it out of the.harbor?" he said.
In London, Nicholas Hinton, di-
rector general of the relief agency
Save The Children, said any U.N.
military operation in Somalia must
be part of a five-year international
commitment to rebuild the shattered
African nation.
Hinton said a suggestion that sol-

diers "can somehow simply go in,
clean the place up and get out in two
weeks is ridiculous."
By U.N. estimates, at least
300,000 people have died from the
combined effects of drought and
warfare this year and another 2 mil-
lion are threatened.
As much as half the 200,000 met-
ric tons of food delivered to the
Horn of Africa nation have been
stolen by bandits. At least 12,000
metric tons are stored at port ware-
houses but cannot be delivered be-
cause of banditry in the area.
Rival clans responsible for much
of the looting have crippled a U.N.

plan to dispatch 4,200 peacekeepers
to get aid to Somalia's hungry. Only
about 500 U.N. troops have been
deployed and they have only taken
control of Mogadishu's airport.
On Monday, U.N. Secretary-
General Boutros Boutros-Ghali rec-
ommended using military force to
guarantee food deliveries, in what
would be the first full-scale armed
U.N. intervention to support humani-
tarian activities.
In Washington on Tuesday,
House Speaker Thomas Foley, D-
Wash., told reporters the United
States is very close to sending
ground troops into Somalia.

"I think the circumstances war-
rant it," Foley said. "Only a military
intervention can guarantee the op-
portunity for relief' for those
starving.
A major force from the United
States or any other country would
likely encounter little organized re-
sistance from marauding warlords.
The militias are made up primar-
ily of untrained young men and
boys, some not yet in their teens,
whose primary skills lie in their
ability to terrorize unarmed civilians.
The International Committee of
the Red Cross has cut back to one
meal a day at feeding centers.

Student groups
Q AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, EastEngineer-
ing Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Q American Movement for Israel,
meeting, Hillel, 7 p.m.
Q Circle K, meeting, Michigan
Union, Room 2209, 7:30 p.m.
Q Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical.
luncheon, Electrical Engineer-
ing and Computer Science
Building, Room 1311, 12:30-
1:30 p.m.
Q Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Natural Re-
sources Building, Room 1040,
7 p.m.
Q Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Welker Room, 7 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Catholic Update, 7
p.m.; Grad/Young Professional
Discussion Group, 7 p.m.; Saint
Mary Student Chapel, 331
Thompson St.
Q Pro-Choice Action, meeting,
MLB, Room B 137, 7:30 p.m.
Q Taiwan Table, meeting, Taiwan-
ese American Students for
Awareness, East Quad, check
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Statehouse reps. may miss paychecks
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The budget director, has told GOP unless an agreement is reached.
Engler administration is threatening Leader Paul Hillegonds (R-Holland)
to withhold paychecks from 472 and Curtis Hertel (D-Detroit) she That is "not only ludicrou,
House employees unless leaders set- will stop all House payments after also illegal and unnecessary," H
tle their battle over the politically Jan. 1, including payroll checks, said Tuesday.

1.
s, but
lertel,

Events
Q Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit,
School of Art, Slusser Gallery,
showing through December 7,
7-9:30 p.m.
Q "Cooperative Economic," Pre-
Kwanzaa, South Quad, Afro-
American Lounge, 9 p.m.
Q "Economic Impact of the War
in Croatia," lecture, Michigan
Union, Art Lounge, 7 p.m.
Q "Ethnicity and Government in
the Middle East from
Bedouins to Mongols," lecture,
Lane Hall, Room 200,4-6 p.m.
Q "I Was a Japanese Salaryman,"
Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lane
Hall, Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q Live Jazz, School of Music, 8-10
p.m., call 764-7544 for more
information.
Q MCAT Prep-Class, Pre-Med
Club, Michigan Union,
Pendleton Room, 6:30 p.m.
Q "Molecular Dynamics Simula-
tions of Nucleation and Phase
Transitions in Molecular Clus-
ters," seminar, Department of
Chemistry, Chemistry Building,
Room 1640,4 p.m.
Q "Muslim-Jewish Polemics in
Eleventh Century al-
Andalus," lecture, Department
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American Medical Student As-
sociation, Michigan Union,
Ballroom, 8-10 p.m.
Q Russian Tea and Conversation
Practice, Slavic Department,
MLB, 3rd floor Conference
Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q "The Art of the Legal Opinion
in Islamic Law," lecture, De-
partment of Near Eastern Stud-
ies, Frieze Building,Room 3050,
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Q "The Environment: Who Pro-
tects and Who Decides?" de-
bate, Washtenaw County
Libertarian Party, Michigan
Union,Kuenzel Room,7:30 p.m.
Q "The Invincible and Immortal
Army: The Terracotta War-
riors of Xian," Art Talk, U-M
Museum of Art, Audio Visual
Room 12 p.m.
Q U-M Jazz Combos, perfor-
mance, North Campus Com-
mons, Leonardo's, 8 p.m.
Student services
Q Northwalk SafetyWalking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, lobby, 763-
WALK, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, Room
K?710 10a'm-4nn,

split body.
Republicans and Democrats are
vying for control of the 110-member
House, which is expected to be
evenly divided between the parties
starting in January.
Patti Woodworth, the state's

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