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Faculty condemns 'fat'
-administrative salaries


Months of discussion about dis-
crepancies between faculty and ad-
ministrative salaries came to a head
this week. Faculty leaders are speak-
ing out against the administrative sal-
ary increases reported in the Univer-
*sity salary supplement.
Members of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
(SACUA) passed a motion at their
Monday meeting condemning the
double-digit percent pay raises of top
SACUA member George Brewer
said committee members were told
that University President James
Duderstadt's 14-percent salary in-
Ocrease will bring his salary up to par
with his peers at other institutions.
SACUA member Tom Moore
added, "We were told by the adminis-
tration that there were data justifying
the salary increases but we were un-
able to see the data."
Last year, faculty members re-
ceived an average 5-percent salary

'The big fat Cats are getting big raises at a time
when funding is dwindling. They all think they're
Lee laCOCCas'
-Leo McNamara
English Professor

increase while those of administra-
tors increased an average of 6 per-
cent, said SACUA Chair Henry Grif-
However, English Prof. Leo
McNamara called the figures inaccu-
"The average increase was more
on the order of 2 percent. For the
administration to talk about a 5-per-
cent faculty salary increase minimizes
the differences," he said. "Duderstadt
and the other top 'executives' did not
get a 6-percent increase. It's more
like 10, 12 and 14 percent."
SACUA member Ronald Lomax
presented the motion at Monday's
meeting. It stated: "In the absence of
an opportunity to view the primary

data on the comparability to other
institutions, SACUA remains
unconvinced that the recent increases
in the salaries of the top few adminis-
trative officers were either equitable
or justified."
At its meeting next week, the Uni-
versity Board of Regents will com-
pare faculty and administrative salary
increases. The Committee on the Eco-
nomic Status of Faculty will present
its recommendations concerning fac-
ulty salary.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor) said he agrees that some admin-
istrative salaries are too high, espe-
cially in tough financial times.
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Rabbi Ahron Goldstein lights the Hanukkah

menorah on the lawn of the Chabad House last night.

'Task force considers impact of bylaw change
14.06 committee reviewing suggestions presented by campus community at town meeting

Students, faculty and staffmembers
*who are curious about the results of last
week's University-sponsored "town
meeting" on lesbian, gay male and bi-
sexual issues have a long time to wait.
- The work of the task force appointed
by University President James Duder-
stadt to study potential effects of the
implementation of Regents' Bylaw
14.06, with its newest revision, has only

just begun.
Earlier this semester the University
Board of Regents altered Bylaw 14.06
- the University's nondiscrimination
policy Lprohibit discriminationon the
basis of sexual orientation. °
Duderstadt then set up aommittee
of five faculty members, three staff
members, and'three students to study
the issues involved - specifically re-
garding employment benefits, family
housing, financial aid packages and stu-

dent residency status -"-and advise him
on the course of action the University
should take.
Lastweekcommunity membershad
an opportunity to voice their opinions
and expectations concerning the bylaw
change to the task force, which prom-
ised to listen and consider the different
views expressed.
However, committee chair and Den-
tistry Dean Bernard Machen explained
the meeting was only one aspect of the

process the task force must go through.
Meeting once again before the se-
mester ends to discuss issues brought
up last week, the committee will hold
similar open forums at the Dearborn
and Flint campuses in early January.
"I've been told the atmosphere is
considerably different there," Machen
Once it has heard from representa-
tives of all three campuses, the commit-
tee will also study similar policies al-

ready in place at other schools and
Finally, the committee will send
recommendations to Duderstadt, who
has promised to take the report under
consideration and bring the findings to
the regents.
Duderstadt requested the report by
the end of the -academic year, but
Machen said he is hopeful the
committee's work will be complete
before spring break.


Massacre on N.Y. commuter train
leaved 5 dead and dozens wounded

NEW YORK (AP) - It was al-
ready dark when the 5:33 to Hicksville
crossed the city line, the final milestone
in the daily flight from New York's
The passengers in the third car
shouldn't have relaxed; the train's ar-
rival in suburbia simply meant the kill-
ing could begin.
As the Long Island Rail Road train
rumbled through Nassau County, Carl
Petersen, a banker, was in a window
seat up front, doing paperwork. Gene
Mason, an insurance underwriter, and
Kevin Blum, a bond trader, were near
the doors, waiting for the Merillon
Avenue stop.
Then Colin Ferguson, an unem-
ployed Jamaican immigrant, stood up.
Police say Ferguson boarded the
train at Jamaica station in Queens, car-
rying a 9mm Ruger semiautomatic pis-
tol and a bag of ammunition. In his
pockets were four pages of scrawlings
that suggested an obsession with race
and an irrational anger at people he had
never met.
According to police, he boarded the
train to kill. The slaughter could not
occur in the city; Ferguson, according
to his notes, had too much respect for
black Mayor David Dinkins.
S b heid not vxnlnie when the

the difference between his off-peak
ticket and the rush hour fare.
As the 5:33 left New Hyde Park
station Tuesday, Ferguson rose from
his seat on the right of the aisle in the
back of the car. Without saying a word,
he began shooting passengers sitting to
his left.
Mason heard pops. Firecrackers,
thought Blum. To Petersen, the sounds
behind him sounded like claps.
He looked back and beheld the sur-
real: An ordinary-looking Black man,
medium height and build, was shooting
"He would turn one way and shoot,
then turn the other and shoot, and I
thought to myself, 'This can't be hap-
pening,' " Mason said.
But - as one passenger yelled -
"This is real life, everybody!"
Mason and Petersen and everyone
else dove to the floor. Petersen began
counting the shots; was it an automatic
ora revolver? After 15 or 16 shots, there
was a pause.
Just when he thought it was over,
the shooting resumed.
One passenger, Robert Giugliano,
jumped over a seat and tried to run, but
was hit in the chest. Dennis McCarthy
was shot to death, and his son, Kevin, in
the nevt tent m cserinul mwonnded-

was shot in the buttocks.
Petersen looked at the passengers
next to him. "A lady one person away
from me was shot in the shoulder, bleed-
ing. Two other people nearby on the
floor were ashen. I knew they were
dying. Another man was shot, and didn't
even know it."
A wave of passengers flowed
through the 12-car train in each direc-
tion, crushing anyone in the way.
Sprawled on the floor, Petersen
wondered what to do when the assailant
came to his row.
"I decided I would rush him," he
recalled. "It had nothing to do with
being heroic. I was not just going to lay
there and let him shoot me in the head."
The vigilante passed to the end of
the car and stepped into the area be-
tween the second and third cars. Then
he returned to car No. 3.
His gun was out of bullets again,
giving three passengers-Blum, Mark
McEntee, Michael O'Connor - an
opening. They rushed him.
The vigilante had a real fight on his
hands, but now he just dropped his
empty gun. To Blum the attacker "had
a blank look."
They wrestled him down. After three
minutes, three dozen shots and five
lives the mascre on the 533 was

Issari to
leave post,
*Assault center staff
members to miss
senior counselor
The Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
will go through some major changes
when senior counselor Kata Issari
leaves for Seattle next month.
Issari, a University graduate,
helped transform the University's
Assault Crisis Center into SAPAC
six and one-half years ago. -
As senior counselor, Issari pro-
vides individual and group counsel-
ing, oversees the assault hotline,
trains SAPAC volunteers and the
campus police, and speaks ab'out
sexual assault prevention to various
courts and hospitals.
"I love my job, but I've been in
Ann Arbor for 15 years, and it's
time to move on," Issari said.
Issari added that she plans to
continue her work as a boardmember
for the National Coalition Against
Sexual Assault, where she has held
the position of vice president for six
"While SAPAC will not be my
primary job anymore,' I will con-
tinue working with them on special
projects. I'm extremely committed
to the sexual assault prevention
movement, and I will continue work
in that area," Issari said.
SAPAC staff members said there
will be a difficult adjustment period
after Issari leaves.
"She's an integral part of the
office," said SAPAC staffer Lisa
Schneider. "She's extremely help-


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