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Not that anyone in the Unviersity administration
cares, but here's a few suggestions for what we
could do with the Diag policy.

Sure, you've heard the name before, but you just
can't picture the face. Jenny Silverberg offered
100 students a Who's Who at the University quiz.
Check out the results.

Iowa has not played a home game since the tragic
death of Hawkeye Chris Street. Tomorrow, the
Hawkeyes host Michigan in what is sure to be an
emotional battle.

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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

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Clinton stalls
lifting military
ban on gays

President Clinton said yesterday
he remained committed to sus-
pending the ban on homosexuals
in the military and key Senate
Democrats drafted a measure they
said would resolve their objections
to his plan.
The measure drafted by Senate
Majority Leader George Mitchell
and Armed Services Chair Sam
Nunn calls for stopping recruiters
from asking about sexual prefer-
ence and a partial moratorium on
discharging homosexuals.
Action by the Senate
Democrats came as Clinton aides
worked feverishly to mute opposi-
tion from Congress and the
Whatever their sexual orienta-
tion, Clinton said, "Americans
who are willing to conform to re-
quirements of conduct in the mili-
tary service, in my judgment,
should be able to serve in the mili-
"We pretty well agreed," said
Sen. James Exon (D-Nebraska). "I
expect there will be some final an-
nouncement by the president to-
Nunn and Mitchell took the
proposal to the White House yes-
terday evening.
There was no immediate White

House comment. However, the
president gave no indication of
backing away from his ultimate
goal of lifting the military's 50-
year-old ban on homosexuals.
The agreement was reached in
a Capitol Hill meeting that also in-
cluded John Breaux apd Bennett.
Johnston of Louisiana, Joseph
Lieberman of Connecticut,
Wendell Ford of Kentucky, and
Richard Bryan of Nevada.
Exon said they worked out an
agreement "to strike and eliminate
the question of sexual preference
for a six-month period." In addi-
tion, the agreement calls for a
"partial moratorium on proceeding
with procedures to remove people
from the service while it is further
studied by the Chiefs of Staff and
further studied in the hearings."
Clinton said the Joint Chiefs of
Staff agree that recruits should no
longer be asked about their sexual
orientation. Finding another point
of agreement with the military,
'which fears promiscuity and re-
sulting morale problems, he said,
"I agree any sort of improper con-
duct should result in severance."
Under the agreement, a com-
..mander would still have the right
to temporarily transfer a homo-
sexual, Exon said.
White House aides had been on
See CLINTON, Page 2

Picking your brain
SSA senior Daphne Schlick looks on while her lab partner, LSA senior Cristin Trahey, examines the hypothalamus of a sheep's brain during their Bio
Psychology lab yesterday afternoon.

Local reps. earn
.key state House
committee posts

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
Local state representatives scored
big when state House committee as-
signments were handed out
Wednesday night.
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Ar-
bor), who represents most of Central
Campus, received four committee
assignments, including the coveted
louse Judiciary Committee which
her predecessor former Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) chaired.
As part of an effort to include
first-term lawmakers in leadership
positions, the Democratic caucus
gave between one and three vice
chair positions to all incoming
Democratic lawmakers.
Rivers expressed concern about
the new Democratic chair of the Ju-
diciary Committee Rep. Tom Math-
ieu, who has never been on the

committee and is not an attorney.
She added that all abortion-re-
lated legislation introduced in the
House would be considered by the
Judiciary Committee.
Rivers received three other posi-
tions: vice chair of Civil Rights,
Constitution and Women's Issues;
Higher Education; and Mental
Rep. Mary Schroer (D-Ann Ar-
bor), who represents North Campus,
received five committee assignments
and two vice chairs, Public Health
and Public Retirement.
In addition, she has been selected
to serve on Human Services and
Children, Insurance, and Agriculture
and Forestry committees.
Schroer said her assignments on
the Public Health and Insurance
committees would place her in a key
leadership role in the ongoing debate

Wh-en uemocrauc state nHuse
leaders handed out committee
assignments Wednesday
night, local Reps. Lynn Rivers
and Mary Schroer received
some important posts. Where
they will be serving:
Rivers: vice chair of Mental
Hospitals; Civil Rights,
Constitution, and Women's
Rights; and Higher Education
committees; member of
Judiciary Committee .
9 Schroer: vice chair of
Public Retirement, and Public
Health committees; member
of Insurance, Human Services
and Children, and Agriculture
and Forestry committees
about providing affordable health
care at the state level for all citizens.
Schroer added she feels health care
will be at the forefront of the legisla-
ture's agenda.
Along with Rep. Lynn Banks (R-
Livonia), Schroer is sponsoring a
conference for state legislators in
March to address problems facing
children and families.
"I have a lot of concern for the
large number of children living in
poverty in this state," Schroer said.
See HOUSE, Page 2

by Soma Gupta
When several students who en-
force the Greek system's alcohol
policy showed up at a fraternity
party last Saturday, everything
seemed under control.
It was only 10 p.m., however.
The party was not scheduled to begin
until 10:30.
This is just one incident that il-
lustrates what some say are loop-
holes in the alcohol policy of the
Panhellenic Association and the In-
terfraternity Council (IFC).
They say that as a result, routine
checks by the Social Responsibility
Committee (SRC), which oversees
the policy, have become a mere
"It's been fairly easy to violate
the policy in the past. The guide-
lines are not strong enough nor ef-
fective enough," said Paul Murray,
president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
The IFC and Panhel created the
committee last year to administer the
Greek alcohol policy and reduce legal
liability. But some members of fra-

'The guidelines are not
strong enough nor
effective enough.'
- Paul Murray
President of
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity
ternities and sororities say it is easy
to violate the rules without getting
The SRC representatives - who
are members of the Greek system -
arrive at fraternity parties to make
sure there are no mass quantities of
alcohol being distributed.
But some students said they roll
the kegs out as soon as SRC mem-
bers have completed their checklist.
"The way it's set up now, you
hide the keg in the bathroom during
the SRC's scheduled visit and lead
the SRC away from it when they
check. The SRC does not spot check
later that night so you have an in-
stant keg party," said Mike Rowady

Greek alcohol committee faces
difficulties enforcing policy

of Delta Chi fraternity.
If the SRC finds a violation, it is
required to issue a warning and in-
form the officers that it will return
to re-check the house.
"The policy was created with
loopholes and general side steps be-
cause of the fact that it had to pass
through both the Interfraternity
Council as well as the Panhellenic
Association," said Don Sweeny, co-
chair of the SRC and president of
Delta Chi. "Certain compromises
had to be made."
Greek officials admitted there are
problems with the policy, but said
they expect improvements over
"Greek advisers from other
schools say it takes three years for
things to run smoothly," said Mary
Beth Seiler, Panhel executive ad-
viser. "We're working to make it
Alpha Phi member Coleen
Sirhal, who helped design the SRC
policy, said that despite some minor
See POLICY, Page 2


Editor's note: That's the
news; we are out of here

While this morning may seem
like any other morning to most of
the University, it is very special to
the people who work here.
This is the first day of the new
editors' tenure at the paper, and
the paper you are reading is the fi-

This may come as a surprise to
many of our critics, who are
firmly convinced that we'll never
grow up. For these people, we feel
sympathy. Apparently, they never
had a time when they could take
chances and dismiss their mistakes

For us - the old news editors - this is our swansong. We wish the best of luck
to the incoming team: Managing Editor Melissa Peerless and News Editors Hope
Calati, Lauren Dermer, Karen Sabgir, and Purvi Shah. We'll miss you.
And to our staff--Addm, Kelly, Jon, Kerry, Ken, Jen D., Tim, Nate, Saloni,
Megan, Robin, Will, Shelley, Marc, David (M.) P., Mona, Gwen, David S., Jenny
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