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With affordable childcare becoming increasingly
difficult to find, the Graduate Employment
Organization is trying to negotiate a childcare plan
into its new contract with the University.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the
Daily Arts staff has compiled everything you'd
ever want or need to know about this romantic
holiday.

SPrTS
The Michigan men's basketball team, in it's final
preparation before facing No. 1 Indiana Sunday,
knocked off the Wisconsin Badgers last night,
85-66, at Crisler Arena.

Today
cold; chance of snow
High 31, Low 27
Tomorrow
Snow; High 31, Low 19

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IRS audits 'U'

as part of national study

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
The Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) selected the University as one
of seven schools to undergo a spe-
cial audit as part of the first Coordi-
nated Examination Program in the
educational field.
"The obvious IRS goal is to max-
imize revenue for the federal gov-
ernment," said Walter Harrison, ex-
ecutive director of University rela-
tions. "The point is not to say
whether or not we've been breaking
the law. It's clear we've not been.
We get audited all the time and
we've been doing fine."
Chandler Matthews, associate

vice president for finance, said the
audit is designed to help the IRS de-
termine if its regulations regarding
universities are adequate and
accurate.
"Our impression is they feel they
need to be more familiar with how
universities operate and what they
do," Matthews said. "(Universities)
are not just traditional classrooms,
libraries and gymnasiums. Their ac-
tions may be subject to increased
taxes."
Harrison said the audit will ex-
amine every form of the Universi-
ty's budgets from athletic and other
University events to the hiring of
part-time faculty.

'(Universities) are not just traditional
classrooms, libraries and gymnasiums. Their
actions may be subject to increased taxes.'
- Chandler Matthews
associate vice president for finance

Michigan State University
(MSU), the University of Nebraska,
Princeton University, St. John's
University (N.Y.), Stanford Univer-
sity and Vanderbilt University have
also been chosen for the audit.
"They're basically looking at
those universities, not as individual
institutions, but as examples of types
of things all universities do," Harri-

son said.
The University's audit began
Sept. 14 and will last for an indefi-
nite amount of time. John Stuart, the
University's tax manager, said five
IRS auditors were on campus
throughout September and October.
They will return next week although
administrators said the length of
their stay is unknown.

Stuart said the auditors have pre-
sented 82 Information Document
Requests (IDRs) to the University.
The IDRs are requests for explana-
tions of procedures, including how
revenues gained from athletics and
the use of Hill Auditorium are re-
ported to the federal government.
MSU's audit - which began
Jan. 19 - had 40 IDRs as of last
week, Stuart said, and Stanford -
whose audit began Sept. 15 - had
less than 15 IDRs as of December.
Stuart said he did not know the rea-
son for the wide range in number of
requests.
Harrison said the audit could be a
forecast of bad news.

"We all think .they will change
their guidelines to make us pay more
taxes, so we don't think this is an
optimistic development," Harrison
said.
"Over the long term, it's proba-
bly not good news for the University
because it may require us to pay
taxes on things we haven't had to
pay taxes on," he said.
Harrison added there is no way to
determine the additional fees the au-
dit might require the University to
pay in the future. While the changes
would not occur for a number of
years, they could affect students, he
said.
See AUDIT, Page 2

U.S. plan
for peace
in Bosnia
outlined
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Secretary of State Warren
Christopher outlined a six-step plan
yesterday designed to end ethnic
warfare in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Christopher said the United States
"cannot afford to ignore" this plan.
The plan tightens economic
sanctions against Serbia, calls on all
parties to stop the violence, seeks
tighter enforcement of the United
Nations no-fly zone, and insists that
the only solution is in negotiations
among Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia.
"This conflict may be far from
our shores, but it is certainly not dis-
tant from our concerns," Christopher
said.
The secretary of state said the
president was seeking creation of a
war crimes tribunal to punish those
responsible for atrocities.
Christopher also raised the
specter of American troops becom-
ing involved in the crisis.
He said the administration would
be "prepared to do its share to help
implement and enforce" a cease-fire
agreement "including possible U.S.
military action."
President Clinton said he be-
lieved the American public will sup-
port his plan.
"I think they want us to do more,
but they want us to do it in a prudent
way," Clinton said.
Christopher said lifting the arms
embargo on Bosnia was also con-
sidered but rejected.
"On balance we thought it was a
step that would be unwise to take,"
he said.
Christopher added that the use of
American air power against Serbian
positions was rejected as well.
Reginald Bartholomew was
named special envoy to deal with the
crisis by the secretary of state.
Bartholomew is a career foreign ser-
vice officer who is the U.S. ambas-
sador to NATO.
Initial reactions from Capitol Hill
showed signs of approval. Sen.
Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.), chair of the
Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, applauded the plan, say-
ing: "This is a tragedy that has gone
on too long and must be addressed
by the international community."
"This is really the first large-scale
study and breakthrough in thinking
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Clinton renews
campaign vows
at town meeting

by Andrew Taylor
Daily Government Reporter
SOUTHFIELD - The lack of a
national health care plan was a pri-
mary focus of last night's "Town
Meeting with Bill Clinton," as the
President made his first trip outside
of Washington, D.C. since his inau-
guration three weeks ago.
Clinton addressed citizens in
Seattle, Atlanta and Miami, in addi-
tion to the live audience at
Southfield, through satellite linkups.
"Health care is the most compli-
cated problem I have ever messed
with," Clinton said.
Clinton renewed his pledge to
have a national health care plan sent
to Congress within his first 100 days
in office in response to an audience
question.

"What we're going to try to do
with this health care plan is make
sure that everybody - employed or
unemployed - has access to a basic
health care package," Clinton said.
He added, "You won't ever be
treated right until we get a national
program that treats everyone."
As Clinton turned to the econ-
omy, he was asked why he is con-
sidering raising income taxes on the
middle class.
"I wish I could promise you I
won't ask you to pay more ... but
I've found out since the election that
the deficit is going to be $50 billion
a year more than I was told before
the election," Clinton said.
The President added that he
would use a middle class tax in-
See CLINTON, Page 2

President Clinton spoke to a wide range of issues including health care, the economy and gays in the military, and
answered questions from diverse audiences across the country at his first town meeting, held last night at the
studios of WXYZ-TV in Southfield.

Drug treatments provide hope for AIDS patients
by Angela Dansby manifestations of HIV infection by Multi-drug treatment of HIV-in- vaccines will forestall the develop- of people - we can't wait aroun

id

HIV-infected people can find
hope in new drugs approved by the
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and in the development of
vaccines.
Although there is no cure to the
destructive virus, people infected
with HIV have several drugs avail-
able to them.
These drugs include Zidovudine
(AZT), Didanocine (DDI) and
Dideoxycytidine (DDC), said Dr. H.
Drobny of University Health
Service. DDC recently has been ap-
proved to be used in conjunction
with AZT.
"These drugs are used to delay

inhibiting the enzyme necessary for
the virus to replicate. They may help
Living with
Last o our articles
prevent progression of HIV infec-
tion," Drobny said.
The AIDS virus attacks the im-
mune system, making an AIDS pa-
tient less able to fight illnesses.
AIDS is the final stage of the devel-
opment of the HIV infection.

fected people appears to be the most
promising development, said David
Ostrow, program director of the
University Medical Center's AIDS
psychobiology program. Another
area showing promise is the devel-
opment of therapeutic vaccinations,
he said.
Currently, trials are going on
with therapeutic vaccinations to pre-
vent initial HIV infection and to pre-
vent the progression of an existing
HIV infection, Drobny said.
"They are still in experimental
stages, though the initial results were
promising enough to start large scale
trials," Ostrow said. "It is hoped that

ment of severe immune
suppression."
Ostrow said a new development
- GP160 - a synthetic composi-
tion of protein present on the surface
of the HIV virus, has shown to be
potentially effective in slowing
down the rate of infection.
However, the drug has sparked
controversy, and some experts feel
there is not enough data to justify
conducting large scale trials, Ostrow
said. On the other hand, some ex-
perts feel more trials need to be con-
ducted, regardless of risks, in order
to make breakthroughs in research.,
"The clock is ticking on millions

for pretty science," Ostrow said.
Drobny said, "The problem with
drug treatment is that due to the very
slow development rate of the virus
(the incubation period may be up to
10 years), benefits are hard to
assess."
In addition, side effects of drug
treatment can be serious. These may
include headaches, anemia, inflam-
mation of the pancreas and injury to
the peripheral nervous system -
which may affect sensations and
muscle strength, Drobny said.
Patients must monitor themselves
in order to give doctors feedback.
See AIDS, Page 2
Students hold
third protest
against 'U'
Diag policy%'l
by David Rheingold
Daily Staff Reporter
The University wants planners
for this year's Hash Bash to pay
clean-up, security and electricity
costs for the event, but some stu-
dents say these requests amount to
censorship.
The University's dispute with the

DKE Shant causes curiosity
among students, merchants

by Greg Hoey
It only takes a glance to see that the Delta
Kappa Epsilon (DKE) Shant - located at
611 1/2 E. William St. - is out of place in
its surroundings. This historic meeting hall
is worn with age, and now brotherhood and
DKE pride are being overshadowed by ne-
glect, vandalism and vagrancy.
From its fortress-like structure and
stained glass windows to its crumbling wall
and locked iron gate, the Shant is the subject
of local curiosity and scrutiny. While the
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he said. "Its original intent was to keep se-
cret everything we ever did, so I'd say that it
is still a big thing to try to give a safe haven
for the ceremonies and stuff like that."
Caffrey added that the Shant has never
been a place of residence.
Louisa Pieper, staff director of the Ann
Arbor Historic District Commission, de-
scribed the inside of the Shant as contempo-
rary - with the entire second floor being
one large room, used as a meeting hall.
Dave Jones of Ypsilanti Township, who
has nwned the White Market next door to

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