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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 21, 1993 - 3

Regents to meet for
'Thoughtful' discourse
Administration to present quarterly
report on code of non-academic conduct

PETER MATTHEWS/Daiy
Gay Liberation posted these flyers in the Modem Languages Building yesterday as a continued response to the conservative flyers the
College Republicans posted Monday.
Toster war taints AIDS week

College Republicans deny
responsibility for new
posters, no group admits
posting them
By KAREN TALASKI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
What started off as a campaign to raise
AIDS awareness has turned into a paper war,
with both political and special interest groups
preparing for what might become a fight to
the death.
Students walking into class yesterday
morning were greeted with signs that read,
"Want to cure AIDS? Try internment camps"
and "Blind faith, Subservience, Patriarchy.
The College Republicans."
Although the posters were allegedly signed
by the politically conservative group, College
Republicans President John Damoose denied
responsibility for the new batch of posters,
which he described as "sick" and "pretty hard
core. i
Mendbers of the College Republicans have
come under fire recently because of their
poster campaign in which morality and fam-
ily values are lauded as possible cures for the
AIDS virus.

"We have ceased putting up signs as of
Tuesday. We got our message out on AIDS
and that was it," Damoose said. "They're
making us out to look hateful. Truly, we have
every bit of compassion for people who have
this disease."
The first protest against the posters began
with the Gay Liberation Front, a gay-rights
organization. Member Vika Gardner said the
group has readied itself for a week-long battle
by preparing an additional 900 posters to hang
around campus.
Gardner's posters ask students to "get the
facts, nothing cures AIDS" and includes a
telephone number students can call for further
information.
"I've been careful not to take their posters
down or cover them up," Gardner said. "We
have to let (the College Republicans) talk to
show people how stupid they are."
Gardner said she thought the copy-cat
versions of College Republicans' posters were
amusing when compared to theiroriginal coun-
terparts.
"(Damoose) really believes the word 'cure'
is appropriate. Morality won't cure anything,"
Gardner said.
"Somebody is clearly trying to make the
College Republicans look more ridiculous

than they already have."
First-year LSA student Jonathan Berger
said he thought the fake posters were a harsh
reaction against the College Republicans.
"I admire their aptitude for dripping sar-
casm, but I don't think it's a very good re-
sponse," Berger said.
Rob Stewart, an LSA senior and member
of the College Republicans, said he feels the
anonymous group acted in an immature and
ignorant fashion by mocking the message
created by the College Republicans.
"I don't care who put up the posters, but
putting our name on something we didn't
write is unethical," Stewart said. "We're not
sorry for the posters we put up. We stand by
them."
Gay Liberation Front member Natasha
Raymond said she appreciated all the atten-
tion the posters have brought to AIDS Aware-
ness Week, but encouraged students to attend
actual events, which offer more accurate in-
formation.
"As long as the posters create an opportu-
nity for discussion and a dialogue for medi-
cally-correct information to the community, I
think they're good," Raymond said. "But when
it gets to a point where people are trying to
hurt one another, it makes me sad."

By NATE HURLEY
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Students aren't the only ones facing mid-
term reviews this week.
Tomorrow, the University Board of Re-
gents will be presented with the quarterly
statistics on the Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities at its monthly meeting.
Maureen Hartford, vice president for stu-
dent affairs, said the statistics are "pretty
balanced" in number and makeup.
"I was afraid we would be overwhelmed,
but it's been a pretty good, steady pace," she
said.
The Office of Student Affairs will present
a more complete evaluation of the Statement
- the University's non-academic code of
conduct - at the February regents' meeting
and make suggestions regarding the State-
ment.
Although the business portion of the meet-
ing will be held tomorrow on the University's
Flint campus, the regents will meet today at 1
p.m. in the Rackham Building for "A Thought-
ful Discussion of Political Correctness and
Academic Values." The presentation is being
coordinated by Law School Dean Lee
Bollinger.
The afternoon meeting will allow the re-
gents to hear input from experts on the topic
and then facilitate a discussion among the
board and University President James
Duderstadt.
The main business items of the meeting
are the fiscal year 1994-95 state budget re-
quest and an external auditor's report. The
University is requesting a $15.3 million in-
crease from the state for the Ann Arbor cam-
pus. State legislators have already said there
will be a freeze in monetary funding to state
universities. It is therefore unlikely the in-

crease will be granted.
The financial report for the fiscal year,
which ended June 30, 1993, will also be
presented.
Although a major issue at last month's
meeting was the amendment to Bylaw 14.0,
which prohibits discrimination based on sexual
orientation, any further implementation deci-
sions will come from the administration.
The University is setting up a committee
to look into how the bylaw will affect students
and faculty. The 11-member committee, which
is expected to be set up within a week, will
present recommendations to Duderstadt on a
rolling basis.
"I don't think we necessarily expect them
to have areport on a final project," Duderstadt
said.
"We may see some results fairly early," he
added.

Video game fight
turns real at Union
Two University students took a
video game at the Michigan Union a
little too seriously Tuesday, with po-
lice having to break up their ensuing
* fisticuffs.
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officers were called in
to stop the fight that erupted outside
the Union after a game of "Street
Fighter II" at the building's video
arcade.
One of the students involved was
taken to University Hospitals for
stitches above his eye.
Police released the other student
pending warrant authorization.
Cops break up
assault at 'U'
Hospitals
Police responded to a call from the
University Hospitals Tuesday, advis-
ing them that there had been a physi-
cal assault on the premises and that
* the victim wished to press charges in
the incident.
The caller told officers on the scene
that her boyfriend had been assaulted
by her ex-husband, and that there was
an injunction against her ex-husband
authorized by the Jackson County

Police
Beat0
court.
However, a check revealed no in-
junction against the man.
DPS officers met with all three
subjects, and police reports indicated
that the boyfriend did not want to
press charges against the other man.
The ex-husband was then escorted
from the building after being read the
University policy on trespassing.
Paintings pirated
from School of Art
and Architecture
Two oilpaintings were stolen from
the School of Art and Architecture on
North Campus over the weekend, ac-
cording to DPS reports.
Employees said the paintings, val-
ued at more than $550, were taken
from an unlocked holding bin on the
second floor of the building some-
time last weekend.

nize him again.

Wanted man
bagged on Diag
Also Tuesday, DPS officers took
a man into custody who had an out-
standing bench warrant from the Ann
,Arbor Police Department (AAPD).
The officers observed the man in
the Diag before stopping him. The
man was turned over to AAPD and
jailed in lieu of $1,000 bond.
Woman exposed to
more than
elements in Arb
A woman called police Monday to
report a suspicious encounter with a
man in Nichols Arboretum.
The woman told officers that she
was walking in the main valley of the
Arboretum when a man approached
her and exposed himself to her.
The man made no attempt either
to touch her or to talk to her, the
woman told police.
DPS officers searched the area for
the man - allegedly wearing only a
gray sweatshirt - but could not lo-
cate him.
The woman told police she had
never seen the man before, nor did
she think she would be able to recog-

Bike thieves strike
again ...and again
... and again
Bicycle thieves continued to
plague the University in the past week,
with four thefts reported to DPS since
last Wednesday.
A mountain bike valued at $250
was stolen from outside the Modern
Languages Building Thursday after
robbers cut through a cable lock.
Another mountain bike was stolen
from the rack outside the Michigan
Union, valued at more than $300.
A wheel was also stolen from a
cycle locked up outside South Quad.
Phony DPS officer
attempts to collect
for the homeless
A confused woman called DPS
last week to report an unusual hap-
pening at her off-campus apartment.
The woman told police that a man
had come to her home, stating that he
was with "University of Michigan
Public Safety," and had come to cite
her for a noise violation from the
previous weekend.
The man was not wearing a uni-
form but did have a picture identifica-
tion card and a badge.
After telling her of the noise viola-
tion, the woman said the man contin-
ued to ramble on and eventually at-
tempted to solicit money for home-
less people.
When the woman told him she
was not interested, the man left the
apartment without further incident.
The woman told police she had
never seen the man before.
DPS has turned the incident over
to AAPD.

University Stores makes
switch from dirty peanuts

By JEFF MAEHRE
FOR THE DAILY
The University recently began test-
ing a new strategy in its quest toward
environmental friendliness.
University Stores, which provides
University buildings and academic
departments with supplies, has
switched from styrofoam to biode-
gradable peanuts - in the hope of
being safer and more environmen-
tally conscious.
In the past, Stores distributed
Styrofoam peanuts and had users re-
turn them after receiving a package.
However these efforts at conserving
failed.
Many of the peanuts came back
with trash mixed in, which Bonny
Webber, University Stores warehouse
manager, said made reusing most of
them impossible.
"I was having to throw away the
vast majority of the peanuts that came
back," she said.
"There were some major safety
issues with employees who had to put
their hands in them because (the pea-
nuts) would come back with foreign
objects and garbage in them," Webber
added.
She said one bag of peanuts had an
I.V. bottle in it. Other forms of medi-
cal waste found in the peanuts led
Stores to ask the University's Occu-
pational Safety and Environmental
Health office to scan the peanuts for

'We're trying to do this
more environmentally.'
-Bonny Webber
University Stores
Warehouse Manager
radiation before Stores employees
handled them. No radiation was ever
found.
But Erica Spiegel, special projects
coordinator for Grounds and Waste
Management, said she is not happy
with Stores' decision to stop using the
Styrofoam peanuts.
"They didn't do a good job of
educating people that contamination
is a problem. They just stopped pick-
ing them up," she said.
Spiegel also said she is not con-
vinced the move to biodegradable
peanuts will be better for the environ;
ment. She said manufacturers often
label products biodegradable "to make
themselves look greener than they
really are."
Spiegel said the peanuts have to
be submerged in water to successt
fully decompose. She said instead ©f
doing this, departments are throwing
them away. "Nothing degrades in j
landfill," she said.
Webber said she hasn't received
any feedback from the users on the
new biodegradable peanuts.

Corrections
The four people appointed by the Michigan Student Assembly to the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union board will not
become official members until accepted by the Tenants' Union. The court battle between the University and
Carolyn Phinney has been going on for three years. Phinney was awarded $1.25 million in the settlement. Marion
Perlmutter was found guilty of fraud. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

Student groups
Q Amnesty International, weekly
meeting, Dana Building, Room
1040, 7:30 p.m.
Q Baha'i Student Associaton,
meeting, Frieze Building, 4068,
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Q Campus Crusade for Christ,
weekly meeting, Dental Build-
ing, Kellog Aud., 7-9 p.m.
Q Gospel Chorale Rehearsal,
Trotter House Auditorium, 7
p.m.
Q Hebrew Table, sponsored by the
AmericnaMovement for Israel,
Michigan Union, Tap Room,
noon.
Q Korean Students Association,
weekly meeting, Michigan
Union, Crowfoote Room, 7-

room 438, 7:45 p.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
Liturgical education session,
Parish Pastorial council, 331
Thompson, 7 p.m.
Q Women's Political Caucus,
monthy meeting, Michigan
Union, Anderson Room, 7:30
p.m.
Events
Q Brown Bears, Salmon, and
Seals, speaker: Ben Fitzhugh,
lunch and lecture series, Mu-
seum of Natural History, room
2009, 12p.m.
Q Career Pathways in
Mathmatics, sponsored by
Career Planing and Placement,
3200 Student Activities Build-

Room, 6-9 p.m.
U Study Abroad Fair, sponsored
by the Office of International
Programs, Michigan Union
Ballroom, 4-6 p.m.
U The Purification of the Em-
peror, speaker: Keith Brown,
sponsored by the Center for
Japanese Studies, lecture series,
Lane Hall Commons Room, 12
p.m.
U The U.S. and the New World
Order, sponsored by the Politi-
cal Science Department and the
Graduate Student Fellowship,
Rackham, West Conference
Room, 7:30 p.m.
U Targeting Not-for-Profit Or-
ganizations, sponsored by Ca-
reer Planing and Placement,

-- b Will Mc Cahills
Daily Staff Reporter
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