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GEO may be forced to strike because its contract
talks with the University are not progressing.
While this will hurt undergraduate education, it
may be the only acceptable response for the TAs.

Discussing the place of homosexuals in religion
often opens a Pandora's Box of issues. Karen
Talaski shows how the debate affects religious
leaders, open gays and the campus community.

When Michigan plays Michigan State Sunday at
Crisler Arena, the Wolverines will be battling for a
No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.
However, the Spartans are still fighting for a bid.

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Vol. C sc, No. 89 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Friday, March 5,1993 @1993 The Michigan Daily
3 students accused of violating conduct code

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by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Alleged drug sales, physical harassment
and stalking are the first three accusations
being made against students in violation of
the Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities
Although the policy went into effect Jan.
1, the University was unable to hear cases
until this month because a hearing process
had not been created. A formal process will
be effective Monday.

cused by a non-student of two charges: al-
leged unlawful sale/possession of drugs, and
physical endangerment and assault.
The student, who lives in off-campus
housing, has been notified of the complaint
filed against him and has met with Mary
Lou Antieau, judicial advisor of the policy.
The student is currently deciding how he
wishes his case to proceed.
"I expect we will move forward, because
of his due process rights, as soon as we can
- as soon as he lets us know his choice,"

The non-student was able to file the
complaint because the policy covers actions
committed within 30 miles of campus.
The second case - filed by a male un-
dergraduate - accuses a first-year male en-
gineering student of alleged physical ha-
rassment in a residence hall.
Antieau said she has met with the ac-
cused in this case and he is deciding how he
wants his case to proceed. Antieau said he is
considering mediation.
The third case was filed by a LSA fifth-
year female accusing a male undergraduate

of allegedly stalking her in the Michigan
Union on several occasions.
Antieau said she is in the process of for-
malizing the case, and has not yet met with
the accused.
The University is expecting 400 com-
plaints per year, Anticau said, but only a
handful of those will be heard by student
hearing panels. She added that she is not
surprised that three cases have already been
presented to her office.
"I'm not surprised at all given my per-
spective," Antieau said. "I've been on the

campus for 16 years and I'm aware of the
kinds of things happening on campus. I'm
not surprised that students are bringing these
forward."
Antieau said other universities have had
as many as 1,700 complaints per year under
their policies, but generally only seven to 10
cases are presented before student hearing
panels.
Once a case has been formally filed in
the Office of Student Affairs, Antieau has
10 days to notify the accused of the
See CODE, Page 2

The first case involves a male senior, ac- Antieau said.

FBI arrests suspect
for planting bomb
Officials arrest one man expected to reopen for a month.
for WVorld Trade Center The rental agreement identified the sus-
pect as 26-year-old Mohammed Salama of
bombing, continue search Jersey City, N.J. He was expected to be ar-
for other suspects raigned sometime yesterday night in New
York City.
NEW YORK (AP) - A man described The arrest came after an army of investi-
as a follower of a radical Muslim cleric was gators spent the past week combing through
arrested yesterday for last week's World piles of rubble at the blast site, fielding thou-
Trade Center bombing when he coolly tried sands of phone calls and pursuing scores of
a third time to reclaim a rental deposit on a leads. Detectives systematically checked
van wrecked in the blast. garage payment stubs and viewed video-
Other suspects were being sought. Law tapes of entering vehicles.
enforcement sources said the bombing Investigators turned up charred pieces of
appeared to be a terrorist act. the rental van around the perimeter of the
Papers that the suspect presented the blast site indicating that the van might have
rental agency were covered with nitrates, a held the explosives, a source said on condi-
government source, speaking on condition of tion of anonymity.
anonymity, told The Associated Press. Ni- The suspect had rented the van from a
trates are found in some explosives; traces of Ryder truck agent in Jersey City on Feb..23
nitrates were found at the blast site. and returned less than two hours after the
The arrest was a sudden, major break in explosion Friday afternoon to say it had
the most notorious U.S. bombing in years. been stolen from him in Jersey City, said
Just a day earlier, the FBI had said it could Paul Mascitelli, owner of a car dealership
take months to crack the case. that shares an office with the Ryder agent.
Friday's enormous blast in a garage be- The man wanted his $400 cash deposit
neath the twin towers killed five people, in- back but was told he would need a police re-
jured more than 1,000, left one missing and port of the theft, Mascitelli said. He said the
sent fear through the nation's largest city. suspect returned Monday without the police
The 110-story towers - the world's second- report and again was turned away.
tallest buildings, home to hundreds of busi- Yesterday morning, the man called the
nesses with thousands of workers - aren't See ARREST, Page 2

AP PHIO
FBI Director William Sessions announces in a press conference at FBI headquarters that one arrest was made yesterday from last
week's bombing incident at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Letter mobilizes campus gay groups

by Jen DiMascio
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
A letter written by seven Housing
staff members to the administration
has recently raised concerns within
the gay, lesbian and bisexual com-
munity.
The letter states that the Univer-
sity unnecessarily promotes gay and
lesbian lifestyles in residence halls.
The authors objected to displays of
sexually explicit, life-sized posters
in East Quad and South Quad. The
letter also states advertisements for
the film series, "Non-Traditional

Love Relationships," supports
"unnatural human relationships."
In addition, the letter questions
the University's funding and support
of the Lesbian Gay Male Programs
Office (LGMPO).
The letter was exposed to the
public when Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) brought it up as a
topic of discussion at the Feb. 19
University Board of Regents
meeting.
Baker said he wanted to discuss
the letter at the meeting because
housing was on the agenda and he

felt the issue should not be sup-
pressed.
"When you have three or four
University employees having con-
cerns over a particular issue, I think
that issue should be discussed,"
Baker said.
He added that he planned to read
the letter in its entirety at the next
regents' meeting scheduled to ad-
dress housing, but he did not know
when that meeting would take place.
When the letter surfaced, offi-
cials in the Housing Division re-
jected the letter as an institutional

policy and gay rights activists mobi-
lized.
Alan Levy, director of public af-
fairs for the University's Housing
Division said the seven employees
did not represent the Housing Divi-
sion's viewpoint.
Levy said the department feels
the staff members were correct in
voicing their concerns about what
makes them feel uncomfortable, but
does not support their opinion.
"We need to make a distinction
between acts of overt sexual ha-
See LETTER, Page 2

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In a letter addressed to the
administration, seven
members of the University
Housing Staff stated their
concerns regarding the
promotion of gay/lesbian life-
styles in residence halls:
Sexually explicit
photographs were displayed
in South and East Quad.
Notices were displayed in
West Quad to solicit
participation in a gay/lesbian
film series.
East Quad library is

Swimmers
devastate
field on
frst day
by Brett Johnson
Daily Sports Writer

promulgated v
reading mater
The Univers
funds to maint
visible LGMPO

0 Students return from break with tans
Despite warnings about skin cancer, local tanning salons bring in business .k

by Saloni Janveja
Daily Feature Writer
Tanned bodies are a common
sight around campus with students
returning from Spring Break in the
tropics. But while some admire the
"healthy tan," skin cancer prevention
advocates warn this second skin is
far from healthy.
A golden glow seems to benefit
just about everyone involved -
happily bronzed students, profit-
seeking resorts and local tanning sa-
lons that help students get a head-
start on their tans.
But with a sun-baked body
comes the dangerous possibility of

year, but most of his clientele are lo-
cal professionals eager to maintain
the summer look, rather than
students.
"We get a small rush in February.
But after that, it gets really busy,"
'What is important for
people our age to
know is that we do
about 80 percent of
the damage we're ever
going to do to our
bodies by the age of
21.'

tan. There's a tremendous travel in-
dustry in Ann Arbor."
"If we had to rely only on the
kids, we wouldn't be here," he
added. "The college crowd only tans
about six weeks in a year - for
Spring Break."
Nowak speculated that tanning is
not as common among students in
Ann Arbor as other college towns
because it is a more competitive
school where spare time is a
scarcity.
Additionally, Zolotor said USAC
warns students about the dangers of
cancer and recently held a special
project about skin cancer called

with gay/lesbian INDIANAPOLIS - The Mich-
ial. igan fight song was played early and
ity contributes often during the first round of the
tain the highly Big Ten Championships as the Wol-
at the Union. verines- dominated the first day of
competition. At days end, Michigan
led Minnesota by 79.5 points.
"It was by far our best first day
ever," Michigan coach Jon Urban-
chek said. "We had a real good
showing in the 500 freestyle."
After a slow start in the 200-yard
freestyle relay, the Wolverines start-
ed their carnage in the 500 free.
Sophomore Marcel Wouda, who set
a Big Ten Championship record
4:17.99) during the morning
preliminaries, took his first-place
seed and lived up to it in the finals.
Wouda swam a slightly slower
time of 4:18:50 to earn the win.
Michigan gained the one-two-three
sweep as senior Brian Gunn
(4:20.87) and junior Rodney Van
Tassell (2:23.39) finished second
and third respectively. More impor-
tantly, both Wouda and Gunn's
times qualified them for the NCAA
Chamninnshin later this Mareh Vn

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