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While Ann Arbor City Councilmember Larry
Hunter's use of an official city car to attend last
month's inauguration did not necessarily break
any city rules, it did break the spirit of them.

The Academy Award nominations were released
and there were a few surprises. Check out Aaron
Hamburger and Michael John Wilson's analysis
and predictions for this year's Oscars.

Chris Webber and Jalen Rose led the Michigan
basketball team past Penn State last night in State
College. Webber's 20 points and Rose's 18 paced
the Wolverines in the 80-70 victory.

Brisk, intermittent flurries
High 17, Low 4
Warmer; High 26, Low 14




One hundred two years of editorial freedom

Vol. CI 6, No. 93 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, February 18, 1993 @1993 The Michigan Da i y
Clinton outlines plans for economic reforms

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
Saying "we are all in this to-
gether," President Clinton called on
Congress "to do better" and asked
the wealthy "not to oppose tax in-
creases" in his economic address to
Congress last night.
Clinton laid out few specifics in
his economic package but said he
would make 150 spending cuts total-
ing $246 billion.
Laying out more detail on taxes,
he said:
Americans making more than
$180,000 a year would see the top
tax rate jump from 31 to 36 percent;

Those making above $250,000
would pay a 10-percent surcharge;
Middle-class citizens would
pay about $200-per-year in new
taxes, primarily related to energy;
There will be a tax increase for
Social Security recipients who earn
income; and,
E Households earning under
$30,000 a year would not pay any
new taxes while receiving additional
earned income tax credits.
But on the spending side of the
equation, Clinton gave very few
specifics. He pledged to cut funding
in federally financed nuclear power

Clinton called for unity and
pledged for Congress and the execu-
tive branch to work together to solve
the pressing problems ahead.
"If we do right by the American
people, I don't care who takes the
credit," he said.
Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kansas) is-
sued an immediate press release crit-
icizing the Clinton administration for
proposing the "biggest tax increase"
in history, $361 billion.
Other Republicans, including
House Minority Whip Newt
Gingrich (R-Georgia) called the
Clinton economic package "another
rehashing of the same failed tax-and-

spend package of the liberal
Despite widespread reports to the
contrary, Clinton renewed his sup-
port for his program to reform the

college education system, by creat-
ing a National Service Training
Invoking President John
Kennedy's call for service, Clinton

said, "This bill would be to this gen-
eration what the land-grant college
act, GI bill, and Peace Corps was to
See CLINTON, Page 2

Speech is only,
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter

tip of State of Union address iceberg

President Bill Clinton's address
to a joint session of Congress
yesterday was only a small part of
the event's preparation, security and
This is a day in the life of the
president's address:

Early in the morning, teams of
dogs and secret service agents sweep
the Capitol looking for "bombs and
suspicious people."
At 4:30 p.m., the building is
sealed. Access is permitted only to
Congressional staff and those show-
ing government IDs. Even staff
members and government officials

are required to go through metal
Outside Washington, Andrews
Air Force base goes on high alert,
scrambling fighters for added
Security is critical when the en-
tire federal government is in one
See ICEBERG, Page 2

Deputization: a year later

Campus crime statistics
from 1992 show decreases
in several categories from
1991. Last February, the
University Board of
Regents assumed authority
over the campus deputized
police force. Some
administrators attribute
decline in campus crime to
increased police presence
on campus. Reported
incidents last year were
fewer for these categories:
Aggravated assaults were
13 in 1992, 34 in 1991;
Burglaries decreased
from 232 in 1991 to 163 in
First and third-degree
criminal assaults dropped
to nine in 1992 from 15 in
Personal larcenies were
392 in 1992 compared to
427 in the previous year;
Larcenies from a building
were 1,631 in 1992 and
1,720 in 1991; and,
Robbery cases fell to six,
from 20 the year before.

by Melissa Peerless
Daily News Editor
One year ago this week, the University Board of
Regents assumed jurisdiction over the Department of
Public Safety's (DPS) campus police force.
Some University officials said the move, which
was met with much student protest, has contributed to
a decline in crime on campus. However, people who
demonstrated against deputization said the force still
operates inefficiently and does not effectively combat
the types of crimes most frequently committed in a
University setting.
Lt. Vernon Baisden, director of community rela-
tions for DPS, pointed to a decrease in reports of
violent crimes and thefts over the past year.
However, he said it is not possible to determine
whether this decline resulted from the transfer of
authority over the police force.
"The fact of the matter is that a lot of people are
working hard to have a very safe force and that is why
there has been less crime on campus," he said.
But Regina Freer, Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela
Center for Anti-Racist Education (BMC) board mem-
ber and Rackham graduate student, doubted that the
force had anything to do with the reduction of crime
on campus.
"I don't think there's any way that they can show
with statistics that the decrease in crime has anything
to do with the cops," she said.
University Secretary Richard Kennedy said
decreases in crime rates can stem from any number of
"I wouldn't assume that the transfer in deputization

authority has decreased crime on campus," he said.
"We have an effective safety force on campus. I'd be
hesitant to attribute it to any one factor."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said, as an
Ann Arbor resident, he has noticed increased police
presence in the University area - and appreciated the
heightened protection.
"I live in Ann Arbor and I see the presence of po-
lice. My sense is that there is less crime on campus
See POLICE, Page 7

John Youtt, who was an LSA senior in 1990, protested
deputization by chalking the top half of the Cube.

Sgt. Charles Nottsinger displays a Breathalyzer to ROTC students in the
Kresge Building while lecturing.


Students retaliate with 'Penis Pl.' sign

by Jen DiMascio
Daily Gender issues Reporter
While Michigan Student
Assembly hopefuls battle for free
speech in the Diag, South Quad resi-
dents put these rights into action by
placing signs in their windows.
LSA first-year students Paige
Ridley and Brooke Holley created a
sign that reads "Penis Pl." for their
South Quad window to protest the
West Quad sign "Pussie Rd."
"We wanted to see what men
would think. We decided to leave
our sign up there until theirs came
down," Ridley said. "We're making
a statement trying to say how
offensive the sign (Pussie Rd.) is."
They have received no response
regarding the sign.
West Quad residents Dan and

Charles recently censored their own
sign'. Charles said they blocked the
letter "P".in "Pussie Rd." so that
passers-by did not have to see it.
The two roommates chose to
keep their names anonymous to
protect themselves from potential
Charles and Dan were contacted
by Mechele de Avila as well, the
first-year School of Social Work
graduate who originally protested
the sign.
de Avila has requested that the
petition to have the sign removed be
stopped since the West Quad resi-
dents were willing to compromise
over the lettering of the sign.
"There was some major
miscommunication with all the
information," de Avila said. "It's

over. Done. "
Charles said they were not trying
to offend people and chose to alter
the sign so that no one would feel
Debi Cain, director of the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness
Center, said she would not have
assumed the Penis Pl. sign was
"Men and women feel differently
about these issues. I'm not sure
they're getting the message -
especially those that need to hear it,"
Cain said.
"I'm surprised more people
haven't reacted to it," said Donna
Senn, Ridely's other roommate.
Gauging a male response, LSA
first-year student Mike Christopher
said, "I think it's (Penis Pl.) humor-

ous. I don't think a guy would be as
offended - it's a part of the
Charles said the West Quad sign
was not displayed to create contro-
versy. He said, "People are still not
realizing our sign is spelled
But Ridley does not accept the
alternate spelling for an explanation.
"I don't know about that whole
spelling thing - that's ridiculous,"
she said. "But if he covered the sign
because he realized it is offensive,
I'm glad he learned something."
Cain said she equates the sign
with pornography - in terms of free
speech - because it continues to
perpetuate something abusive to
many people.

Profs. try to balance teaching, research

by Sarah Kiino
Daily Staff Reporter
The University is universally re-
garded as a major research power-
house. However, some argue that re-
search-focused institutions are unfair
to one constituency of a university
environment - the students.

"I work as hard as anyone in my
department, but because I don't
bring in money, they think I'm not
doing anything," Cowley said.
"The University's focus seems to
me to not be interested in educating
people ... (but rather) in making
moniv "

rally leaves less time to spend with
"(Undergraduates) will tend to
have less access to professors on a
personal basis than at a smaller col-
lege," said Psychology Prof. David
He added that the reward system

amount of time in the day ... but I
don't think the two things are in-
compatible. ... I think I have time to
do both."
Although there is definitely pres-
sure to concentrate on more prof-
itable activities such as research,
Cowley said, teaching is not

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