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TA union
.may ask
members'
to strike
by Kenneth Dancyger
Daily Faculty Reporter
A frustrated Graduate Employees
Organization (GEO) bargaining team
discussed protest strategies for several
hours Tuesday night after the
University's bargaining team cancelled
scheduled contract negotiations.
University bargaining team Chain
Coleen Dolan-Greene said the bargain-
ing session was cancelled because the
University was not prepared to discuss
contract issues.
"We were going to meet and talk
about a particular issue and we were not
ready," Dolan-Greene said.
GEO Organizer Rachel Lanzerotti
said the GEO bargaining team was very
displeased with the University.
"It was a real disappointment to our
team," she said. "It just shows a con-
tinuing lack of respect for (teaching
assistants) TAs."
The two sides have been negotiating
for a new contact since November. Due
to extensive disagreements, they were
forced to extend last year's contract
until March 7.
Although many economic issues
have yet tobe considered, Dolan-Greene
said Tuesday's setback will have no
impact on long-term negotiations.
GEO bargaining team Chair Jon
Curtiss said there are only two more
bargaining sessions scheduled - one
Friday and one Monday. He added that
he is hoping for a quick settlement.
Lanzerotti added thatGEOcommit-
tee leaders will ask active union mem-
bers for permission to distribute a strike
ballot to TAs.
"We are going to ask members to
authorize sending out a ballot for a
strike," she said. "It's nota vote to go on
strike, but it's a first step."
Curtiss added, "We need to have
some power at the bargaining table, and
weneedmembers to give us thatpower."
GEO will be holding a membership
meeting tomorrow in the Rackham
Building from 8 -10 p.m.
Members will also protest on the
Diag at noon Friday.

Standoff with cult
leader continues

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WACO, Texas (AP) - Federal
agents appeared to settle yesterday for a
long wait to the end of a standoff with a
heavily armed religious cult whose
leader claims he is waiting for God to
tell him what to do.
As the siege continued for a fourth
day, officials said Branch Davidian
leader David Koresh might have more
than 100 followers and a"massive weap-
ons cache" inside his fortified com-
pound.
Two elderly women who left the
compound Tuesday had fired machine
guns and other weapons during battles
Sunday that leftperhaps 14 people dead,
authorities said. The women faced
charges including murder.
Negotiations continued yesterday.
A day earlier, Koresh had promised to
immediately, peacefully end the dead-
lock after a 58-minute taped statement

he made was played on radio stations.
"Koresh refused to honor his prom-
ise and has indicated he will keep his
promise to come out when he receives
further instruction from God," FBI
Agent Jeffrey Jamar said during the first
briefing for reporters since Monday.
"Koresh stated he had received a mes-
sage form God instructing him to wait."
Jamar said officers are not contem-
plating storming the compound.
'The goal is to resolve this situation
ultimately in federal court with no fur-
ther bloodshed," he said.
The 77-acre fortified compound in-
cludes underground passages and re-
portedly a firing range. Neighbors have
reported hearing gunfire from time to
time.
U.S. Attorney Ron Ederer said all
adultsinside the compound would likely
face criminal charges.

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Senate to vote today
on new jobless bill

KRISTOFFER GILLETTE/Daily
Jason Hackner (Right), current UAC President and a candidate for MSA President, speaks to the crowd on the Diag
yesterday, while Jim Lupton, a Physics graduate student, holds a protest sign. A gagged picture of the Statue of
Liberty appears in the background.
C 0joins protest of Diag policy

by Hope Calati
Daily News Editor
A five-foot drawing of the Statue of
Liberty, her mouth covered with a red
slash, stood on the Diag in protest of the
Diag policy yesterday.
The display, built by Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly representatives, was
joined by a scaled-down version of the
AnnArborInnconstructed by the Home-
less Action Committee (HAC) in the
most recent protest of the Diag policy.
"We put up a shanty to be in solidar-
ity with the students, to ensure that we
have a voice a year from now," said

Student victim of
crowbar assault
A student requested emergency as-
sistance from the University Depart-
mentof Public Safety (DPS) afterbeing
assaulted with a crowbar early yester-
day.
Police reports indicated that at 4:20
am. thestudentwaswalkingonGeddes
Avenue toward his dormitory when two
unidentified attackers struck him in the
head with a crowbar and fled. He was
returning from work at the Nectarine
Ballroom.
DPS units searched the area for two
male suspects, who were both described
as 6-foot-i and wearing light-colored

Police9
Beat6
skull caps. They were unable to locate
subjects fitting this description.
The suspects were last seen fleeing
toward North Hall and the Hill dormi-
tory area.
DPS officers said they believe the
incident was random.
The student was taken to University
Hospitals, received stitches and was
later released.

HAC member and Rackham student
Laura Dresser.
The policy mandates advance regis-
tration for protests, and regulates shan-
ties and the use of amplification on the
Diag and North Campus Common.
Associate Dean of Students Frank
Cianciola, who is responsible for en-
forcement of the Diag policy, said he
did not know details about the rally.
"I'm not aware of it and I will look
into it (this) morning."
He said any enforcement will de-
pend on the results of his investigation.
HAC joined the MSA-sponsored
Shooting erupts at
Ann Arbor party
Officers of the Ann Arbor Police
Department (AAPD) were summoned
to control an outbreak of violence last
Saturday night when an argument at a
residential party led to the shooting of a
young Detroit man.
Officers said the argument began
inside the LaSalle Street residence when
two or more men disagreed over a
woman. When the disagreement esca-
lated at 9:30 p.m., the party spilled into
the street and one of the men fired a
spray of pellet shots from a 12-gauge
shotgun.
The Detroit man, Todd Gavin, re-

protest because the policy affects the
homeless, Dresser said.
"All student groups are invited to
come and protest. This affects every-
body who speaks on the Diag," said
MSA Rep. Roger DeRoo.
Corey Dolgon, a HAC member and
Rackham student, added, "We knew
about these protests and HAC is really
trying to get more undergraduates in-
volved in the community.
"We'd like to join with this protest
and perhaps be out here with our shanty
and hopefully be joined by other
groups," he said.
ceived head and shoulder injuries on the
left side of his body and was later taken
to St. Joseph's Hospital and treated for
non-life-threatening injuries.
-by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
TheU.S. Senate turned back Repub-
lican efforts to trim entitlement spend-
ing to pay for a $5.7 billion unemploy-
mentcompensation bill, but Senate lead-
ers witheld final passage until today.
Republican lawmakers offered an
amendment that would pay the bill's
costs with across-the-board spending
cuts in the federal government's admin-
istrative expenses, arguing that Con-
gresshas to start taking a pay-as-you-go
approach or it will never control the
national debt.
The Senate defeated the amendment
on a 57-43 straight party-line vote with
Democrats arguing that Republicans
were trying to sabotage Clinton's eco-
nomic program.
Republicans said their plan is the
only way lawmakers can prove they are
serious about deficit reduction.
'There has been a great gulf be-
tween our words and our deeds," said
Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) from the
floor. "We have an opportunity with this
amendment to change all that. I hope we
will not prove that our words are phony
once again."
Sen. Don Riegle (D-Mich.) said the
bill was critical to a fragile economy.
"While it is said that we have some-
thing of an economic recovery under-
way, wedonothaveajobsrecovery,"he
said. "Until we can see the job recovery
begin to take hold, we have to extend the

unemployment benefits for those who
are out of work and who would have
their lives torn apart without this help."
Former Independent presidential
candidate Ross Perot criticized the mea-
sure, charging that the Democrats-
"weren't being forthright with the
American people.
"When you have a $5.7 billion un-
employment package, call it what it is
- an expense. Not an 'emergency' so
you can get around paying for it now,"
Perot said.
Democrats said the cost of the un-
employment benefits bill would be paid
for later this year by Clinton's overall
economic plan to raise taxes and cut
spending.
House Republicans made similar
charges when a nearly identical version
of the benefits package went before that
body last week, butthe bill sailed through
the House without any significant
changes.
Under the bill, those unemployed
who have exhausted their standard 26
weeks of benefits would be eligible for
up to another six months of assistance,
depending on the unemployment rate in
their state. The bill would extend the
program through Oct. 2.
After completing work on the un-
employment compensation measure, the
Senate will begin consideration of the
"Moter Voter" bill. Senate leaders ex-
pect both bills to be on the President's
desk by week's end.

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Meet with current interns and
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Student groups
U AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, East Engineer-
ing Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30 p.m.
U Amnesty International, meeting,
East Quad, Room 122, 7 p.m.
P Ann Arbor Coalition Against
Rape, Take Back the Night Plan-
ning meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
" Graduate Employees Organiza-
tion, meeting for TA's, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 8-10 p.m.
" Hillel, Tough Love Part II: An
Open Gate, 7:30 p.m.
U In Focus, student film production
group, Frieze Building, Room
2024, 6 p.m.
0 Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical lun-
cheon, EECS Building, Room
1311, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
U Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, South Quad, West
Lounge, 7 p.m.
" Islamic Circle, meeting,
Stockwell, Conference Room, 5
p.m.
U Korean Student Association,
meeting. Michigan Union.

Q U-M Investment Club, meeting,
MLB, Room 2002,7 p.m.
Q U-M Sailing Club, meeting, West
EngineeringBuilding, Room 311,
7:45 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, small gym, 8-10 p.m.
Q Women's Issues Commission,
meeting, Michigan Union,Room
3909, 8 p.m.
Events
Q Art Museum, The Automobile as
Art, ArtTalk, Art Museum, AV
Room, 12:10-1 p.m.; The Art of
Carmen's World, Self-Guided
Tour, Art Museum 5-7:45 p.m.
Q Bret Lott, reading, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 5 p.m.
Q Chamber Music Concert,
Kerrytown Concert House, 415
N. 4th St., 8 p.m.
Q Espresso Royale Caffe, "Classic
Thursday," Lee and Nance, clas-
sical violin and piano, concert,
Espresso Royale Caffe, 214 S.
Main St., 8 p.m.
Q Italian Culture and Politics To-
day, lecture, MLB, 4th Floor
Commons, 4 p.m.
Q Music at Leonardo's. live jazz.8-

Practice, MLB, 3rd Floor Con-
ference Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q Skeletal Muscles and Ancient
Activity: A Case Study from
Etruscan Campania, Museum
of Natural History, Room 2009,
12-1 p.m.
Q Up With Pornography, Down
With Speech Codes, free speech/
speech code/pornography forum,
sponsored by Ann Arbor Liber-
tarian League, Michigan Union,
Pond Room, 7:30 p.m.
Student services
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Orthodox Shachrit Services,
Chabad House, 7:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
a.m.
Q Professional Development for
International Spouses, Interna-
tional Center, Room 7, 1-3 p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
Advising, Department of Psy-

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