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Watch that frisbee! Hide your hacky sack! You
never know what may be illegal under the
University administration's latest oppressive
version of its Diag policy.

You were probably expecting Madonna's latest
film "Body of Evidence" to be a cinematic
triumph. Surprisingly enough, it falls short. Read
the review of the Material Girl's latest effort.

The Michigan men's basketball team returns to
Big Ten action tonight when the Wolverines travel
to Minnesota. Forward Chris Webber is expected
to play despite breaking his nose Monday.

Partly cloudy;
High 36,rLow 28
Chance of rain; High 40, Low 32



One hundred two years of editorial freedom


Vol. C111, No. 62 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, January 20, 1993 1993 The Michigan Daily
Government business intrudes on Clinton Inaugural party

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
WASHINGTON - Despite the
wishes of the Clinton/Gore Inaugu-
ral Committee, harsh reality of the
business of government intervened
in yesterday's Inaugural events.
President-elect Clinton made an
appearance at the Governors' Lun-
cheon at the Library of Congress. He

addressed continuing U.S.-led at-
tacks on Iraq and the controversy
surrounding Attorney General des-
ignate Zoe Baird.
At her Senate confirmation hear-
ing yesterday, Baird faced tough
questions about allegations that
Baird employed illegal aliens as
Newly elected Sen. Dianne Fein-

stein (D-Calif.) said she was im-
pressed by the Inaugural so far.
"Everyone has such incredible
enthusiasm," she said. "I think the
apex will be tomorrow's thrilling
swearing-in ceremony."
Last night, hundreds of organiza-
tions hosted events to celebrate to-
day's ceremony. More than 1,000
people attended the Asian Pacific

American Organization's (APAO)
dinner, which featured ethnic cuisine
and music.
Neha Misra, an American Uni-
versity law student and president of
the campus APAO, said she was
disappointed that Clinton did not
appoint any Asian Americans to his
"He completely ignored us in se-

lecting his cabinet. It's a disgrace to
the hard work we did to get him
elected," she said.
The Presidential Gala was yes-
terday's most sought-after ticket.
Barbara Streisand, Bill Cosby, Toad
the Wet Sprocket, and dozens of
Hollywood stars and music groups
performed to pay tribute to Clinton.
Across town, homeless people

from across the country attended
their own function - the "Homeless
Byron Springer, a homeless man
from New York City, said Clinton
has already broken his promises.
"Same phony concerns - no jobs,
no education, no concern for the
homeless or the African Americans
of this country."

.Abortion rights activists

celebrate Roe vs.


by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
In 1973, the U. S. Supreme Court legalized abortion
in its ruling on Roe vs. Wade. Today, University abortion
rights activists are celebrating the decision's 20th an-
niversary with informative videos, discussions, and
Fishbowl parties.
Pro-Choice Action - a political action group that
supports the legalization of abortion - is sponsoring
events to promote abortion rights awareness, said Rack-
ham student Mary Meyer.
"We want to thank all those people who won choice
for us (in 1973) and say we won," Meyer said. "We've
worked hard and we deserve a celebration."
LSA senior Beverly Aist said the celebration will also
commemorate President-elect Bill Clinton's
"It is a new era of the pro-choice movement, and it
will focus on the women's health care agenda," Aist
said. "We want the emphasis on women's lives to
Pro-Choice Action and Planned Parenthood of Mid-
Michigan worked together to plan events around Jan. 22,
the date Roe vs. Wade was decided.
Activities include the Pro-Choice Coffeehouse, a
video and discussion on the significance of legal abor-
tion in the United States, and an informational table lo-
cated in the Fishbowl.
Eileen Spring, public affairs spokesperson for
Planned Parenthood, said she thought the Roe vs. Wade
decision was a victory for women.
However, Spring also said she believes the anniver-
sary's celebration is mixed with sadness and frustration.
"There has been a whole generation who have en-
joyed (Roe vs. Wade's) safeguard. But there was a time
when we didn't have legal abortion," Spring said. "We
0 need to look back to preserve the histories and voices of
women who received illegal abortions."

Spring said she felt the Reagan and Bush administra-
tions came close to dismantling Roe vs. Wade but feels
positive toward Clinton's stand on abortion rights.
"We came very close to losing our abortion rights -
so much work still needs to be done," Spring said.
Today's first event - the Pro-Choice Coffeehouse -
takes place at the Halfway Inn, located in the basement
of East Quadrangle. Pro-Choice Action is hosting the
At the Coffeehouse, people will be able to write let-
See DECISION, Page 2
Anti-aboton groups to
protest 1973 decision
by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender issues Reporter
Some people will not be celebrating the 20th an-
niversary of Roe vs. Wade with balloons and streamers.
Instead of planning parties, many anti-abortion activists
have chosen to protest the 1973 decision.
Pro-Life Action Network, a coalition of anti-abor-
tion groups from around the county,'is commemorating
the 20th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade Sunday by send-
ing protesters to the streets with signs that read,
"Abortion Kills Children," member Rose Bogden said.
"Jan. 22 commemorates 30 million deaths - it rep-
resents a tragedy. The purpose of (anti-abortion) events
is to remember the babies," she said.
Bogden, along with many others, is planning activi-
ties that show anger at the anniversary of the U.S.
Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal for
Many of the protests are responding to groups that
are sponsoring abortion rights events, such as Pro-Life
See PROTEST, Page 2

Iraq calls
after more
air battles erupted over northern Iraq
yesterday and additional U.S. war-
ships sailed to the region as the Bush
administration prepared to hand its
troubled relationship with Iraq to
President-elect Clinton.
About 2:30 a.m. EST yesterday,
Iraqi missiles and radar installations
"locked on" a U.S. F-4G, "Wild
Weasel." About an hour later, a U.S.
Air Force F-16 drew Iraqi anti-air-
craft artillery fire, and, in a third in-
cident at 5:30 a.m. EST, two F-16s
drew Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery fire,
but did not return the fire, Pentagon
spokesperson Pete Williams said.
Iraq's ruling Revolutionary
Command Council - headed by,
Saddam Hussein - said there would
be no attacks on U.S., French or
British planes in a gesture of good
will starting at midnight on Clinton's
Inauguration Day.
President Bush's spokesperson
said the White House wanted to see
action backing up the Iraqi offer to
cease firing at allied planes in its
"no-fly zones." The incoming
Clinton administration, too, said it
wanted more than words.
"There is a cease-fire regimen in
place in U.N. Resolution 687, and if
Iraq complies with that, then there
should be no problem," said presi-
dential spokesperson Marlin
The move by the Iraqi council
came after Iraq asked Clinton to
abandon the allied air raid campaign,
asserting that continued attacks
would not force cooperation by
"We need to see Iraq change its
behavior," Clinton communications
director George Stephanopoulos
said. "We need full compliance with
the U.N. resolutions."
At the Pentagon, Williams
termed the offer "a helpful sign."
But "more important than any state-
ment is action," he said, citing two
issues that have drawn Iraq and the
allies into military confrontation re-
See IRAQ, Page 2

Mark Carey takes a reservation over the telephone at a travel agency on
South University Avenue. The agency gets callers from around the
country who want to travel around the world.

Stanford may pay $1M for waste storage violations

by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Stanford University may be
slapped with fines exceeding $1
million as the result of negligent
storage of chemicals on campus.
The university could be held li-
able for improper handling and stor-
age of waste materials, said the
Department of Toxic Substances
Control, a division of the California
state Environmental Protection
Agency (Cal EPA).
The Cal EPA charges address
storage violations which occurred in

April and May 1992, said Allan
Hirsch, Toxics Department
spokesperson. While the Cal EPA
has not given a definite number,
Hirsch said, "A $1 million fine is not
impossible. It is not out of the
"We have found a number of vio-
lations that concerned us - 28 to be
exact," Hirsch said.,
Current violations include the
presence of mislabeled, unlabeled
and opened waste containers in the
Stanford waste storage house on

Stanford Environmental Health
and Safety Director Larry Gibbs also
attributed the Toxics Department's
findings to the unannounced inspec-
tion. "The inspection occurred the
day after a large laboratory clean-up.
There were literally hundreds of
containers lying around."
During the week of investigation,
Hirsch said, the department noticed a
rapid clean-up. "Our officials no-
ticed that over that time Stanford of-
ficials seemed to be trying to fix
things as fast as they could."
The Toxics Department cited

Stanford for similar violations in
1988 and 1989. Following those ci-
tations, the department recom-
mended a fine of $186,000. At that
time, Stanford assured the Toxics
Department it had corrected all
Hirsch said the current fines were
levied in part because incompatible
substances were being stored un-
safely, without enough aisle space
between them. "If there had been an
earthquake or someone had knocked
them down, there could have been
an explosion, a fire, or a release of

toxic waste," he said.
Gibbs said the university and Cal
EPA may have had different inter-
pretations of storage policies.
"Some of it goes to a difference
of judgment applied to a similar sit-
uation," he said.
In regard to current clean-up ac-
tion, Gibbs said, "We are addressing
all other problems right now. I don't
think it is as serious as the findings
implicate it to be."
The Toxics Department has also
cited Stanford for either negligent or
See STANFORD, Page 2

Michigan Collegiate Coalition to
lobby state for maintenance fees

Stds stll0ay

by Adam Anger
Daily MSA Reporter
Reducing tuition is the one of
the top priorities of the Michigan
Collegiate Coalition's 1993 cam-
paign, "Rebuild Education."
The student lobbying organi-
zation is supporting legislation
that would provide increased
state funding to help universities
cover their maintenance fees.
Of the state's public universi-
ties, the University of Michigan

maintenance concerns at the Uni-
versity," said Director of Finan-
cial Analysis George Schlecht.
A recent study released by the
President's Council of State Uni-
versities estimates the state has
deferred over $500 million in
maintenance allocations to state
universities. This number has
increased by nearly 33 percent
from $371 million in 1988.
"Students in Michigan are al-
ready carrying one of the highest

Alaina Campbell, MCC leg-
islative director, said, "We are
seriously eroding the accessibil-
ity of education to students in
this state."
The study also reveals that
almost $200 million of this main-
tenance is deemed to be critical
and could potentially pose a
health or safety threat to students
and staff.
The proposed legislation -
introduced during the last legisla-

The Michigan Collegiate
Coalition is campaigning
for increased state funding
of maintenance projects.
Here is what students pay
for maintenance at five top
universities in Michigan:
($200 per student per year)
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Eastern Michi an
Central Michi a n

Fast food in the dorm?
Restaurants may soon replace snack bars

by Mike Goecke
The wonderful world of
University residence hall snack bars
may be entering a new era.
Representatives of the University
Housing Division and the Entree
Office are contacting local and na-
tional food vendors - such as
McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's
and Ho Lee Chow - with plans to
replace existing snack bars.
"The bottom line is that we're
here to serve the students," said
Larry Durst of the Entree Office.
McDonald's representative

them in by Sept. 1, so they have to
make bids soon," she said.
But Alan Levy of the housing di-
vision said there are several issues
that are unsettled - including the
timetable for transition, public ac-
cess and meal credit.
"I want to stress that this is not a
finalized situation," he said. "We're
still looking into it and have some
issues to resolve."
Levy said excessive advertising
by the restaurants would not be per-
mitted in order to avoid commercial-
ization in the residence halls.



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