Forrest Green Ill looks at rap music and its place
in mass media and society.
Megan Abbott takes a look at the many faces of
Robert Downey Jr. in an interview with the talented
The Michigan men's soccer team used speed and
the fast break to climb over Siena Heights, 5-1.
The win raised the team's record to 2-1-2 and
extended its unbeaten streak to four games.
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LANSING (AP) - Giving private
companies the use of state equipment
for $1 might be too sweet adeal, law-
makers complained yesterday after re-
viewing plans to privatize liquor deliv-
* ery in Michigan.
Members of the House Liquor Con-
trol Committee warned the state would
have a hard timekeeping track of equip-
ment paid for by taxpayers once private
companies take over the system.
"Mark my words. It's going to cre-
ate deception later on. It's going to
create dishonesty later on," said Rep.
David Galloway (R-White Lake).
Staff of the Michigan Liquor Con-
trol Commission defended the arrange-
ment offered to companies bidding for
the right to replace the state's monopoly
on liquor distribution.
Business Manager Asha Shah said
the state would get only a fraction of the
equipment's value if it sold it, but might
get better bids if it allowed the compa-
nies free use of the equipment.
"One of the primary reasons was to
get the best return on our equipment,"
State government now maintains a
system of three warehouses and 66 mini-
warehouses for distributing liquor. Gov.
John Engler plans to turn that over to
private companies, contending they can
do it cheaper.
Some 117companies have asked for
information about bidding for the right
to distribute liquor to party stores, bars
and restaurants. Sealed bids must be
returned by Nov. 1 and the state expects
to have private companies in charge
sometime next year.
Shah said the contracts with private
companies won't go through unless the
state Department of Civil Service certi-
fies the state will see substantial sav-
Committee Co-chair Rep. Dianne
Byrum said taxpayers are being short-
"We basically are turning over all of
that equipment for $1," said Byrum,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republi-
cans in Congress prescribed their own
health care plans yesterday, pitching
them as easier-to-swallow alternatives
to President Clinton's, which would
gradually cover all Americans without
forcing new costs on business.
House and Senate Republicans out-
lined separate packages aimed at mak-
ing it more affordable for the uninsured
to get coverage.
Clinton will officially propose his
refornpackage in a speech to Congress
About 20 Senate Republicans are
supporting a plan by Sen. John Chafee
(R-R.I.) that aims to eventually force all
Americans to purchase their own insur-
ance. Poor people would get help
through government vouchers.
The House GOP plan would require
that companies offer workers access to
plans but would not force businesses to
pay for the bulk of the coverage.
"We have not been drawing any
lines in the sand," Chafee said.
"We have not been saying this is
non-negotiable.... We do not think em-
ployer mandates are a good idea. Let's
just see what happens," Chafee said.
"There are some things we're going
to agree on very quickly and some things
that we might have to have conversa-
tions about," said Health and Human
Services Secretary Donna Shalala. She
added that the White House appreciated
"their willingness to work in a biparti-
san manner toward health reform for all
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Vandals renamed the Rock's lodging place "SHIT PK" with spray paint early this morning.I
away by the time this photo was taken.
Most of the paint had been washed
Antioch enacts 'ask first' sex-assault policy
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Sexual assault is a problem on campuses na-
tionwide - but one college may have found the
answer to solving that problem.
Antioch, a small liberal arts college in Yellow
Springs, Ohio, has instituted asexual-offense policy
that necessitates verbal consent between students
wishing to become sexually involved.
The policy states, "If sexual contact and/or
conduct is not mutually and simultaneously initi-
ated, then the person who initiates sexual contact/
conduct is responsible for getting the verbal con-
sent of the other individual involved."
Callie Cary, executive assistant to the president
of Antioch, said it is important for people to
verbally communicate with their partners, and
specify what they do and don't feel comfortable
"The main goal of this policy is to open up
communication between people and to avoid po-
tentially dangerous situations," she said.
Cary said the policy has stirred up discussion
'Asking "Do you want to have sex with me?" is not enough. The
request for consent must be specific to each act.'
Executive Assistant to the president of Antioch
about sexual assault on campus, adding that both
students and faculty now discuss the iL :an
didly and frequently.
Orientation for new Antioch students involves
a seminar and workshop on the policy to ensure
that each student realizes the impact of committing
sex crimes. The sessions stress the importance of
education on this issue.
Antioch's code also addresses the issue of
consent given under the influence of substances
such as drugs and alcohol. It states, "Consent, even
verbal consent, may not be meaningful. Taking
advantage of someone who is 'under the influ-
ence' is not ever acceptable behavior..."
In other words, consent isn't really consent
when substance is involved.
"It is a dangerous environment to assume a
person is giving consent when under the influence
of drugs or alcohol," said Cary.
Another stipulation of the policy deals with the
different levels involved in a sexual encounter.
"Obtaining consent is an ongoing process in any
sexual interaction. Verbal consent should be ob-
tained with each new level of physical and/or
sexual contact/conduct in any given interaction,
regardless of who initiates it. Asking 'Do you want
to have sex with me?' is not enough. The request
for consent must be specific to each act."
Although the code seems to be effective at
Antioch, it is questionable whether it would work
on other campuses.
Students and staff at the University expressed
different opinions on the policy.
Many University staff members registered
concern with how such a policy would be en-
Mary Lou Antieau, judicial advisor to the
Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities,
said she thinks this policy, or a similar one, is a
"I think(as a culture and a society) we're a long
way from having that standard accepted, but it
ought to be something we're working toward,"
Ryan Bradley, educational outreach program
coordinator at the Lesbian Gay Male Bisexual
Program Office, agreed that a policy would be
helpful, but stressed the difficulty the University
would have enforcing it.
"I think that it would work if everyone under-
stood it and went by it. It would eliminate a lot of
the problems," Bradley said. "I think the gay
community would be really offended because it's
the administration telling them how to fuck."
See ANTIOCH, Page 2
Work study employers may
receive full reimbursement
By KAREN TALASKI
EAILY STAFF REPORTER
Employers who support the
University's work study program may
find their good deeds amply rewarded if
an amendment supporting additional
funding for work study programs passes
through the state Senate.
Already approved by the House of
Representatives 91 to 1, the Michigan
Work Study Amendment would grant
qualified, non-profit, work study em-
ployers a full return on their investment,
completely funded by the Michigan
Work Study Program (MWS).
Under the current plan, employers
are required to pay 20 percent of a work
study student's wages with the state
making up the difference. The proposed
legislation would remove the financial
burden from employers' shoulders, with
MWS providing 100percentof the fund-
"Instead of the unused money being
opponents of Yasser Arafat's fledgling
peace deal with Israel pursued their
campaign against it on yesterday, hop-
ing to overturn it by democratic or vio-
returned to the state, it will be distrib-
uted to schools," said Patrick La Pine,
legislative director of the Michigan
Collegiate Coalition (MCC). "It will
definitely benefit Ann Arbor."
MCC -a pro-student organization
that lobbies on higher education issues
-wrote and helped propose the amend-
ment to the state legislature.
More than $375,000 in appropri-
ated work study funds went unused last
year, La Pine said. He added that schools
would be eligible for additional money
based on need and prior use of MWS
"We're not asking the state to ap-
propriate more money,j ust to distribute
it more fairly with the funds that are
there," he said.
Approximately 420 graduate and
non-graduate University students took
part in the Michigan Work Study Pro-
gram last year, Student Employment
Coordinator Vickie Crupper said in a
"It is difficult to judge the effects of
this legislation until we are able to re-
view the actual legislative language as
passed," Crupper said. "It is important
to note that this may not result in an
increase in funding provided to institu-
tions and may result in support for fewer
LSAjunior Tiffany McLean, a work
study student in the Psychology depart-
ment, said she thought the additional
funding would be helpful to her and
other students who pay for their educa-
tion through work study positions.
"It would give people achance to get
more work experience and less loans,"
McLean said. "I would like to eliminate
the loans so I don't have to pay them off
Students qualify for the work study
program based on a federal financial
need analysis that determines eligibility
for financial assistance.
Becky Hoorst, senior associate curator of the History of Art slide and photo collection, trains work study student Emily Bert, art
school senior, for work with slides at the library.
developing over peace accord
for expanding autonomy to other areas
and negotiating apermanent agreement.
Opponents consider it seriously
flawed, complaining that it does not
guarantee the creation of an indepen-
"It started with Palestine. Yesterday
it was Jordan, and later on it will be
Syria and Lebanon," he predicted.
Two of the pact's staunchest oppo-
nents, George Habash and Nayef
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Hawatmeh was reported to have been
in Tunis two days earlier, seeking to
forge an alliance with Arafat's oppo-
nents in the PLO hierarchy.