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The Michigan Collegiate Coalition is an important
lobbying group, but the Michigan Student
Assembly shouldn't be the only group to fund it.
Other schools must share this cost burden.

The U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society showed off
its talent this weekend in its production of
"Ruddigore." Read a review of this show.

The Cameron Indoor Stadium fans chanted
"Overrated" at Michigan's Fab Five, and the
Wolverines did nothing to prove them wrong,
falling to Duke, 79-68.

Today
Possible flurries;
High 37, Low 24
Tomorrow
Cold with some sun; High 32, Low 20

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Students:
MSA pres.
misused
title
by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Some students have criticized
MSA president Ede Fox for signing
a letter, in her capacity as the assem-
bly's leader, disinviting former Los
Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates to
the U-M to debate ACLU President
Nadine Strossen.
"The only problem is that MSA
voted to support and give $1,500 to
the event and for her to sign the let-
ter as MSA president is a misrepre-
sentation of her organization and
students on campus," said an RC ju-
nior who asked to remain anony-
mous. "This is not appropriate of her
to represent herself as MSA presi-
dent and represent a view different
than what the body voted for."
Fox acknowledged she could
have stated more clearly that she was
not voicing the assembly's view.
"Maybe I should have written,
'student' and then 'president of
MSA' so it would be clear I was
writing as an individual," she said.
Fox was one of about 150 stu-
dents, faculty and staff who signed
the letter - hand-delivered to Gates
before his debate against Strossen -
that expressed displeasure with
Gates' payment and message..
Some MSA representatives said
they agreed that Fox had misrepre-
sented the assembly.
"The MSA president is the chief
spokesperson for the assembly so
when people see 'MSA president'
they tend to assume that must be the
prevailing view of MSA," said
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight.
LSA Rep. David Powell agreed.
"If that is true than she was misrep-
resenting the assembly and that was
improper. As president of the as-
sembly she speaks for the entire as-
See FOX, Page 2

Somalian cities receive
relief; more aid needed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - With armed
guards riding shotgun, relief workers yesterday broke
z a month-old siege of Mogadishu's port and sent 100
trucks loaded with food roaring off the docks to the
isolated northern half of the capital.
More desperately needed food made it to the
central city of Bardera, where three relief planes
landed. It was the first food to reach Bardera in nine
days, but was not soon enough to save the 160 people
who died of starvation there Saturday, said Ian
MacLeod, a U.N. aid spokesperson.
But Somalia's anarchy still made it difficult for
x # relief groups to get help to starving Somalis in inland
areas, even as 1,800 U.S. Marines made final
preparations to come ashore to begin an armed, U.N.-
mandated mercy mission.
Aid groups planned to parachute food to
thousands of people in villages around Bardera who
are trapped by land mines surrounding the city.
Relief agencies have cut back staff in Bardera and
in nearby Baidoa, where raiding parties have
reportedly gone on looting sprees and threatened
more attacks. Five Somalis guarding a CARE convoy
in Baidoa were killed last week in a looting attack.
Some 28,150 soldiers from the United States and
other nations are expected to participate in an
AP PHOTO operation to restore order. The first detachment of the
more than 2,000 French soldiers earmarked for the
ring force will be ready today, Defense Minister Pierre
st food Joxe said. Egypt, Turkey and Mauritania also
announced they will send troops.

About 300,000 Somalis have died this year from
starvation, disease and the fighting. An additional
250,000 could die by the end of the year. Two million
people are at risk of starvation.
Aid agencies estimate at least half the food
donated to Somalia so far has been stolen. In
See SOMALIA, Page 2
U.S. troops intrvene in
Somali to restore order
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. troops may round
up and disarm the warring Somali soldiers who block
the delivery of aid to the starving, Defense Secretary
Dick Cheney said yesterday, but he insisted
Americans will not get bogged down in a guerrilla
war.
Cheney, in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the
Press," said the first order of business for 30,000
troops being sent to Somalia will be to "restore some
semblance of order" and that means dealing with the
guns, mortars, and artillery amassed by the nation's
warlords.
"We will be concerned about any potential mili-
tary threat to our own forces, to the relief workers,
and we will, in fact, have to deal with some of those
elements in order to achieve our objective," Cheney
said.
See MILITARY, Page 2

Convoy heads out
A Somali girl stands by the road at the green line dividing the war
factions in Mogadishu yesterday as an armed escort leads the fir
convoy in nearly a month.

Censored film presents scenes of prostitution

by Andrew Taylor
Daily Staff Reporter
Debate over a controversial pros-
titution exhibit returned to the U-M
last weekend, after a month-long
hiatus.
A showing of the film at the cen-
ter of the controversy-
"porn'im'age'ry: Picturing
Prostitutes"-' by the Ann Arbor
Film Cooperative Friday elicited
strong comments from those who
attended.
"I liked the entire movie except

the pornography section," said LSA
senior Mike Mosher. "While the
subject matter of the film was
unusual, it showed me a good new
perspective of the issues of
prostitution. However the porno
clips should have gone - they
ruined the entire film."
The two-hour documentary takes
an in-depth look at the daily lives of
prostitutes around the country. The
videotape discusses issues of home-
lessness, homosexual behavior, drug
use, cross-dressing, pornography and

jail conditions.
"The issue is if prostitution and
pornography weakens or strengthens
women's power in society," said
Amanda White, an LSA sophomore.
"On one hand, prostitution degrades
women as a whole, but many prosti-
tutes claim it gives them a more
powerful status. I don't believe that
- I don't know too many people
who respect a prostitute."
Shelli Scott, an Engineering ju-
nior, agreed.
"I don't see how anyone could

want to be a prostitute if they had
other options. It's not an issue of
women's rights -- it's just morally
wrong and disgusting. We should
create other opportunities for these
people - men and women - so
they don't have to resort to this type
of behavior," Scott said.
Melissa Schultz, an LSA junior,
said she thinks people should have
the right to engage in prostitution, if
they so choose.
"Why do other people feel they
have a right to tell someone else

what they can and can't do with their
body?" Schultz said. "Why can't
people just respect others' freedoms
and mind their own business?"
The film was removed from a U-
M School of Law exhibit in late
October.
Following the removal of the film
from the art display, law students
and artists clashed about the stu-
dents' right to remove the videotape
- which they deemed offensive -
from the exhibit. The project was
See FILM, Page 2

Campus disputes role of minority faculty
Student, administutors examine lack ofinwilwmentby Nate American inslrudors

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
School of Music teaching assis-
tant Tara Browner said the lack of
involvement by some Native
Americans at the U-M seems to belie
a minority faculty report which says
eight Native American faculty mem-
bers teach at the university this term.
"We all know who we are. They
may be inflating this count with lec-
turers," she, said.
Affirmative Action Planning
Officer Sue Rasmussen, who worked
on the recent faculty report, double-

checked the numbers and found
them accurate, with two associate
professors, two career lecturers,
three assistant professors, and one
professor filling positions at the
U-M.
Of those eight, five are em
ployed with LSA, two with the
Medical School, and one with the
Nursing School, Rasmussen said.
She added that lecturers have
been considered as members of fac-
ulty in similar reports for years.
Rasmussen's verification of these
figures has caused conflict - with

many members of the U-M commu- son Indian?" Browner asked. "I say
nity wondering why these faculty no."
have enjoyed limited participation in U-M Director of Marketing
university activities for Native Communications Jim Beck said in-
Americans. volvement in the Native American
Furthermore, students, faculty community by faculty would benefit

and staff question why these Native
Americans do not participate in ac-
tivities designed to benefit their mi-
nority group. They say that, if the
university hires these people because
they are Native Americans, they
have a responsibility to help the
Native American community.
"Does Indian blood make a per-

students because the faculty mem-
bers would serve as examples.
"It makes a kid feel good to be in
a place where they see others like
themselves being successful. If
you're Indian and you're a professor,
then you're a role model for kids,"
he said.
See FACULTY, Page 2

Forum explores social conditions linked to HIV

by Jen DiMascio
Daily Staff Reporter
Saturday's Women and AIDS
symposium served as a heavy study
break for many School of Public
Health students.
The symposium, which attracted
an audience of 55, addressed the
swell of social problems that go
along with AIDS treatment and ed-
ucation. It showcased seven speak-
ers who deal with AIDS on a daily
basis.
Rev. Yvette Flunder, founder
and pastor of the Ark of Refugee
Community Church in San

her community. Every day she
confronts issues such as sex for
drugs, the definition of AIDS and
AIDS dementia.
"People are not paying attention
to the things that really work," she
added.
Flunder confronts the problem
of educating her community daily.
In San Francisco, Flunder said, you
can't educate for safer sex without
including drug education.
The problem, Flunder said, is
that women prostitute themselves in
order to finance their drug habits.
Consequently, their risk for carry-

trudged to Lorch Hall armed with fare.
sandwiches. The ensuing workshop AIDS educator June Washington
provided the attendants with lighter See AIDS, Page 2
Wdlness Huron Valley sponsors benftmarch
to raise monfor people suffeOng from AIDS

by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
The bells of Burton Tower rang
"Silent Night" while Pat Welsh -
a volunteer and client of Wellness
Huron Valley - read the names
of people who have died of AIDS.
Welsh's presentation was part

crowd marched to the Unitarian
Church where U-M's Harmonettes
and the Detroit Together Men's
Chorus performed. A party was
held at the Nectarine Ballroom at
the end of the night's events.
As candles were lit, speakers
infected by HIV or AIDS talked to

Banner year
Kathy Lingenfelter, LSA first -year student, hangs the product of her
conspiracy with U-M President James Duderstadt's daughter Susan- a
banner commemorating the President's 50th Birthday.
1 bilion U-M fundraising
eort aead of schedule

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