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Columnist Jean Twenge recalls her first year of
college: cash shortages, fraternity parties, co-ed
dorms - and the freedom to make her own

If Sylvia Watanabe could talk to the dead, what
would she say? Find out in Rona Kobell's preview
of Watanabe's reading from her collection of short
stories, "Talking to the Dead."

Despite the Michigan football team's e
over Houston Saturday, coach Gary Mo
concerned about his defense as the We
enter the Big Ten season.

asy victory Today
eller is cloudy, chance of rain;
olverines High 59, Low 44
More of same;_High 53, Low 38

One hundred two years of editorial freedom



Vol. G1119 No. 126 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, September 28, 1993 ©1993 The Michigan Daily


tells U.N.
*to weed
out waste'
dent Clinton told the U.N. yesterday the
American people will support sending
U.S. troops to keep peace around the
world only if new missions are sharply
limited. "The United Nations must know
when to say 'no,"' he declared.
Noting that he is the first president
born after creation of the U.N., Clinton
insistedon new rules for "new times" as
he outlined his foreign policy views
with a mixture of caution and high
Clinton is prepared to send as many
= as 25,000 American troops to Bosnia if
peace terms can be worked out, and he
defended keeping 4,700 U.S. peace-
keepers in Somalia. He told the repre-
sentatives of more than 180 nations that
the U.N. must limit its involvement in
international fighting, beginning "by
bringing the rigors of military and po-
litical analysis to every U.N. peace mis-
He also proposed a network of
0 nuclear arms restraints, including a
worldwide ban on stockpiling of weap-
ons-grade uranium. And he hinted he
mightabandonhis three-month-oldban
on underground weapons blasts if China
resumed its testing program.
"The United Nations simply cannot
become engaged in every one of the
world's conflicts," Clinton said.
He said the U.N. must have "the
technical means to run amodem world-
class peacekeeping operation." And he
pledged that the United States intended
to "remain engaged and to lead" inpost-
Cold War world affairs.
He offered to pay within the next
few weeks a $400 million U.S. debt for
peacekeeping, buthe also said the United
See CLINTON, Page 2


MSU deals
in Sudanese
black market

Teri Jefferson wipes the windows free of rain on his restored 1936 Plymouth deluxe coup. Jefferson restores cars as a hobby.
Housing a ligns discipline
By JENNIFER TIANEN alcohol or drugs and other actions in to parallel and interface with the
DAILY STAFF REPORTER violation of the statement.judicial system as outlined in the state-

gan State University faculty and stu-
dents smuggled tens of thousands of
dollars into Sudan to pay for scientific
research there, a professor has said un-
der oath.
Jeffrey Williams, a microbiology
professor, said the smuggling was done
to keep the money out of the hands of
officials of "one of the poorest and least
stable of the Third World countries."
Professors and students would con-
vert the American money on the
Sudanese black markets rather than
using banks for fear the government
would freeze the accounts, Williams
told The Detroit News.
Williams said the money was used
to buy supplies, hire transportation and.
even bribe local officials for permits to
make their research easier.
Federal and state officials said they
had no knowledge of the allegations,
but such activities could violate U.S.
and Sudanese law as well as the school's
federal research contract with the Na-
tional Institutes of Health.
University officials denied know-
ing of any smuggling or black market
activities before' William's lawsuit,
which was filed in February.
"University policy at home and
abroad is to follow the law. We would
never, ever condone anything that would
put anyone at risk," said school spokes-
person Terry Denbow.
In adeposition obtained by the News
and in an interview, Williams admitted
smuggling $5,000 or more into Sudan
during each of at least a dozen trips
from the mid 1980s through 1991.
The, grants, which total more than
$9 million since the project began in

'University policy at
home and abroad Is to
follow the law.'
- Terry Denbow
MSU spokesperson
1979, were given to a team headed by
Williams to investigate river blindness,
malaria and a blood ailment.
All three are caused by parasites
and affect thousands ofpeople in Sudan,
a .war-torn nation in northeast Africa.
There was no evidence in court files
that any researchers personally prof-
ited from the black market transac-
Williams discussed the money
smuggling in a 6 1/2-hour deposition
for his lawsuit against the university.
In it, Williams alleges that a gradu-
ate student stole data from his office
and improperly used it to publish a
scientific paper under her own name
with approval from three Michigan State
faculty members.
The university has asked U.S. Dis-
trict Judge Douglas Hillman of Grand
Rapids to dismiss the case.
The school contends it is legally
immune from such claims and con-
tends the material used by the graduate
student belonged to the university and
not Williams.
U.S. law doesn'trestrict the amount
of cash a person can take out of the
United States, but travelers with$10,000
or more must fill out a customs report
when they leave the country.
Violators face criminal sentences of
10 years in prison, $500,000 fines and
civil penalties of $100,000.

Students who violate University
Housing rules will find themselves fac-
ing double trouble under Housing regu-
lations and the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities.
In the past, residence halls catego-
rized offenses as Level I or Level II.
Level I violations are minor infrac-
tions that include unauthorized pos-
session of University property, illegal
entry, failure to comply with Housing
personnel, excessive noise, theft and
disorderly conduct. Level II offenses
are repeated Level I offenses, life-
threatening behavior, possession of

V1V1UV11VA 1L. )UAV~lll .
Darlene Ray-Johnson, judicial of-
ficer for housing administration, said
the implementation of the Statement in
January spurred questions regarding
housing sanctions versus the statement's
outline of the disciplinary process.
"The discipline process is already in
place. We made some minor revisions,"
Ray-Johnson said. "We try to make it as
educative as possible, rather than puni-
Ray-Johnson said the purpose of the
revisions is threefold:
to standardize case disposition;
to centralize record keeping; and,

Mary Lou Antieau, judicial advisor
in the University Office of Student Af-
fairs, supported Ray-Johnson's stance.
"Education is the best outcome,"
she said.
Ray-Johnson said she believes the
statement gives Housing more options
for dealing with unacceptable behav-
"Up to this year, if a student was
involved in a heinous crime, the most
Housing could do was terminate their
See HOUSING, Page 2

Rackham dean will
be associate provost

Film portrays custody struggle
Audience says movie showed bias toward Ann Arbor couple

The University administration is
sometimes known as an ivory tower of
sorts in its executive administrative
appointments. This, however, was not
the case in the recent appointment of
Susan Lipschutz to the associate pro-
vost position.
University Board of Regents mem-
ber Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Ar-
bor) said of Lipschutz's appointment,
"She's terrific. We're replacing one
good woman with another good
This position of associate provost
was vacatedby Mary Ann Swain, who
has since accepted the position of pro-
vost and vice president for academic
affairs at the State University of New'
York at Binghamton.
McGowan has made the point re-
peatedly to her colleagues that it is

important to give women these vis-
ible positions. She emphasized that it
is not merely a gender issue, but the
ability to recognize the extraordi-
narymeritmany female faculty mem-
bers offer to the University that often
goes unnoticed in a male-dominated
Although there has not been any
net gain in the number of women
who hold senior administrative of-
fices at the University, McGowan
said there is hope that another quali-
fied woman will be appointed to fill
Lipschutz's former position as asso-
ciate dean of Rackham.
The regents welcomed Provost
and Executive Vice President ofAca-
demic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker's
nomination of Lipschutz for her new
position at last Friday's board meet-
"The reaction has been very, very

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positive," Whitaker said of the nomi-
nation."I thought thatSusan Lipschutz
would be an incredible person for the
Lipschutz, who earned her Ph.D.
in philosophy at the University, has
been a well-respected member of the
University faculty since 1981.

The latest event in the media blitz
surrounding a controversial local cus-
tody battle hit the airwaves this past
weekend to mixed reviews.
"Whose Child Is This? The War for
Baby Jessica" - which aired on
WXYZ-TV, ABC's Detroit affiliate
Sunday night - attempted to tell the
story of Jan and Roberta DeBoer, the
Ann Arbor couple whose fight to retain
custody of a little girl named Jessica
gained national attention on its way to
the U.S. Supreme Court.
Opposite the DeBoers were Daniel
and Cara Schmidt of Blairstown, Iowa,
the girl's natural parents. Cara Schmidt
gave up her. parental rights to the girl
without telling Dan that he was the
baby's father. Schmidt was able to re-
gain custody of the child based on the
fact that his parental rights were never
Dan Schmidt won cases in Iowa and
Michigan courts. The DeBoers appealed

each decision, taking the case to the
country's highest court.
Gary Schlaff, director of research
for WXYZ, said the movie garnered a
15.3 percent rating with a 21 share.
Schlaff explained that the rating
means that 15.3 percent of all house-
holds in the metropolitan Detroit area
were watching the movie.
A share is a fraction of the percent-
age of television owners who were ac-
tually watching TV at the time and who
tuned in to the movie. Schlaff said 21
percent of those watching television
watched the movie.
The figures translate into more than
263,000 households in the Detroit area.
Marla Drutz, WXYZ director of
programming, said there was not a great
volume of viewer reaction to the movie.
"There was not a terrific number of
calls," Drutz said.
Jeff Morlan, program director for
ABC affiliate KCAU-TV of Sioux City,
Iowa-which broadcasts toBlairstown
- said ratings were not yet available

for his region.
"It's been a pretty hot topic around
here, though," Morlan said.
He added that, in his opinion, a
majority of Iowans seemed to favor the
"Just because it's the Schmidts'
home territory doesn't mean that ev-
erybody is necessarily with (the
Schmidts)," Morlan said.
The movie, which was made with
the cooperation of the DeBoers, re-
ceived unfavorable reviews from the
Schmidts and their Michigan attorney,
Marian Faupel of Saline.
Faupel told the Detroit News that
the Schmidts compiled a six-page list
of inaccuracies in the film.
"In Michigan, if you paint someone
in a false light ... it's libel," Faupel said.
She added that ABC's failure to
consult the Schmidts during the mak-
ing of the movie was "very unwise."
In the syndicated program "Ameri-
See FILM, Page 2

Kelley's Kopies breaks into coursepack scene

Competition between campus docu-
ment centers is rising due to the arrival
of Kelley's Kopies - a new and more
liberated copy store that takes a friend-
Ad n-nameh to (Innlicntinn servies.

of a return policy and acceptance of
credit are necessary elements for a
ideal document center.
"(The new features) were very con-
venient and everyone was friendly. It
shows that they are thinking about
their clientele" she said.

She started working there the summer
after she graduated, originally intend-
ing to go on to law school. After expe-
riencing the inner workings of the docu-
ment business, however, Barton con-
sidered setting up a store of her own.
A great deal of financing and plan-

Discounts of up to 20 percent on copy-
righted materials make required pur-
chases more affordable for students.
However, the competition is not enthu-
siastic about Barton's methods.
James Smith, manager of Michigan
Document copying services, said he is

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