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One hundred three years of editorial freedom
L I 4A, -, r ry2, 4 1994 TheMichigan Daily

Israel seals
off West
*Bank in
JERUSALEM - The Israeli
government yesterday announced
creation of a commission of inquiry
into the massacre of Palestinian
worshipers by a Jewish settler and
said it would disarm some militant
Jewish extremists as Arab rioting
continued in the West Bank, Gaza
Strip and Israel itself.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin also
said Israel would release between 800
and 1,000 Palestinian prisoners as a
goodwill gesture in hopes of keeping
peace talks with the Palestine
Liberation Organization from
collapsing, but PLO leader Yasser
Arafat dismissed the Israeli measures
as "hollow and superficial."
Meanwhile, Israeli security forces
killed four Palestinians and a Bedouin
in a third day of Arab rioting that
spread to the Negev desert in the
south of Israel and erupted anew in
Jaffa, near Tel Aviv. Demonstrators
burned tires and hurdled stones at
*police, who responded with tear gas,
clubs and in some cases live
The commission of inquiry into
the killings that sparked the riots is
the highest form of official inquiry
codified in Israeli law; similar panels
were set up to investigate aspects of
the 1973 Middle East War and the
1982 massacre of Palestinians at the
Sabra and Shatilla camps in Lebanon
while the region was under Israeli

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'U'regents vote to

The Statement of Student Rig
and Responsibilities will remain
interim policy until next April,
University Board of Regents voted
the Friday before Spring Break.
The regents, urged by M
leaders, voted 7-1 to wait until stude
and University members have
opportunity to submit amendment
the code of non-academic cond
before they make it permanent pol
"I believe there's widespr(
agreement among the University,
the students and around this bo
that the Statement (of Student Rig
and Responsibilities) is not
finished," said Regent Rebe
McGowan (D-Ann Arbor).
Proposed amendments have
had the chance to be filtered throt
the difficult amendment process, s
Maureen A. Hartford, vice presid
for student affairs. She requested
delay in making the code a perman
policy because of the number
amendments proposed to her off
She said the proposed amendme
have not had the chance to be filte
through the difficult amendm
Amendments must be approi
by a quorum of student jurors bef
they are forwarded to the regents
adoption into the code.
She said the Office of Stud
Affairs is planning another hear

interim code
on the amendments.
The office has attempted to hold O News Analysi
hts two hearings this semester on the
an proposed amendments. The first was M SA Claim s
the canceled because of an ice storm. No
I on action was taken at the second hearing de i*1*
because a quorum of student jurorsCsion is a
SA did not attend.
eats Proposed amendments include partial victon
the adding murder to the list of on-campus 1
s to offenses handled by the code,
luct changing the statute of limitations By JAMES R. CHO
icy. from six months to one year and DAILY STAFF REPORTER
ead extending the code to cover student The coalition of Michiga
and organizations. Student Assembly (MSA) membe
ard The regents agreed with Hartford's that confronted the Universi
ghts rationale in postponing the vote to Board of Regents at its regul
yet make the code permanent. meeting two weeks ag
cca Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle successfully convinced the regen
Creek) said, "I thinks it's very to keep the Statement of Stude
not commendable on the part of the Rights and Responsibilities - th
ugh students who stepped forward in a non-academic student codec
said responsible manner on this policy." conduct - as an interim policy f
lent Regent Philip Power (D-Ann the next 14 months.
the Arbor) concurred, "It's silly to have But in the process, membe
lent permanent policy when you can't gained only a temporary repriev
of change the interim policy." before the University makes th
ice. One regent stood fast in his policy permanent. And the change
nts opposition to the code. Regent Deane members pushed so hard to hav
red Baker (R-Ann Arbor) cast the dissenting implemented, are now months awa
ent vote against the code itself. from consideration and possib
Michigan Student Assembly Vice passage.
ved President Brian Kight said the effort of MSA Vice President Bria
ore thestudentgovemmentnetted "alimited Kight, a long-time opponent to t
for victory code, along with other MS
He explained, "We still oppose the members, have hailed the action b
lent policy as a whole but this is much better See CODE, Page
ing than making the policy permanent."



A Muslim holds the Qur'an, Islam's holy book, during a protest yesterday by
more than 1,000 demonstrators stemming from Friday's massacre.

The government also approved
measures targeting members of a~
Jewish nationalist group called Kach,
composed of militant followers of the
late American rabbi Meir Kahane. It
was one of Kahane's adherents,

Baruch Goldstein, a physician at the
West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba,
who opened fire Friday with an
automatic rifle on hundreds of Arab
worshipers at the Tomb of the
Patriarchs in Hebron. The official
See ISRAEL, Page 7

Michigan Party


Let the games begin.
While the 1994 Winter Olympics
*ended yesterday in Lillehammer, the
games for the Michigan Student
Assembly elections are just
beginning. And, it may be more than
even Tonya Harding or Nancy,
Kerrigan could endure.
Just three days after announcing


a e iflJLU is
released a o
governs M
"What we are proposing, I

proposes ne
n as its will make MSA a profoundly more
or MSA effective organization," said MSA
the Vice President Brian Kight.
Party The party has gathered more than
ropy of a 1,100 of the 1,000 student signatures
new needed, which will put the issue on
y All- the election ballot, March 22 and 23.
Con- The issue could have also been put on
which the ballot by a two-thirds vote of the
SA. assembly.
believe, Three-fifths of all valid student

votes must be obtained to initiate the
new constitution and give the
Michigan Party the gold.
Kight said the party proposed the
issue through ballot because he
believed the assembly would oppose
such a change.
"MSA has in the past been
resistant to making any major
changes," Kight said.
Because of such assembly

w All-Campus Constitution

resistance, Kight said the Michigan
Party would not get two-thirds of the
assembly to put such an issue on the
ballot and instead put the issue on the
ballot by student petition.
But the Students' Party candidate
for president, Business Rep. Devon
Bodoh, criticized the Michigan Party
for not bringing the constitution to the
"The Michigan Party did it this

way so they could not have meaningful
dialogue," he said. "It is utterly
ridiculous not to have every opinion."
Bodoh said the Michigan Party
should have been proposed the
constitution through the assembly and,
if the assembly opposed it, then gone
to a student petition.
Bodoh could not comment on the
specifics of the constitution because
See MSA, Page 2

rates rise 4
percent for*
next year
Students living in dormitories next
year will have to fork over almost $200
more each due to recent hikes in hous-
ing rates.
The University Board of Regents
approved housing rate increases at its
regular meeting the Friday before
Spring Break. Rates will increase by
3.95percent for residence halls and 3.3
percent for family housing.
"The proposed rates were recom-
mended by the rate study committees,
made up of students and staff mem-
bers," said David Foulke, associate di-
rector for the Housing Division.
Vice President for Student Affairs

'M' basketball players sentenced in theft

Dairy Mart clerk also pleads guilty to one count of theft; all 4

The three Michigan basketball
players who each pleaded guilty to
one count of second-degree retail
fraud earlier this month were, for-
mally sentenced Friday, along with
the store clerk who allowed them to
take the beer.
Ray Jackson, Jimmy King and
Chris Fields were each assessed $200
in court costs, ordered to complete 72
hours of community service and told
to pay $38.25 in restitution fees for
the stolen cases of beer. The players

will be on probation for 6 months.
Allison Chenault, the Dairy Mart
clerk who did not stop the players
from taking the beer last month at the
store located at 615 E. University,
received the same sentence.
Chenault, who is from Lansing
and was registered as an LSA sopho-
more at the time, was seen on a store
videotape hugging the players.
She has since been fired and is no
longer enrolled at the University. She
is still under investigation for a simi-
lar incident involving Michigan foot-

ball players on Jan. 20.
Damon Jones, a tight end, has a
pre-trial hearing scheduled for March
1. He was already on probation on a
bomb charge. If found guilty, he could
receive a new sentence of up to four
years in prison and a $2,000 fine
In court documents, the Ann Ar-
bor police said the players put several
12-packs of Molson Ice beer in duffel
bags and that Chenault did nothing to
stop them.
Jackson, Fields and King pleaded
no-contest Feb. 9. Chenault pleaded

$4,659.20. Rates in the traditional
halls include room and 13 meals per
week. Other rates will range from
$1,872.64 (now $1,800.42) for a
room-only converted triple unit in a
non-traditional hall to $5,535.04 (now
$5,325.78) for a single room in the
traditional halls.
This year the Housing Division has
experienced an unprecedented short-
fall in occupancy in the residence halls,
especially at Bursley. "Despite the
largest entering freshman class,
Bursley opened with 90 vacancies."

draw same penalty
guilty to the same charge on Feb. 11:
Another man, Jamar Joseph, was
also charged in the incident. He was
also caught on videotape with
Chenault taking beer. Joseph pleaded
no-contest to second-degree retail
fraud Feb. 18. He will be sentenced
next month.
If the defendants complete the
terms of the sentence in the six-month
time period, the charges will be dis-
missed by the court and it will be the
same as if they had been exonerated
of the charges.
After a few
1 t
gets A2 inn

ti-gay amendment
may be on Nov ballot

When President Clinton spoke out

circulating around the state, collect-
ing the 256,000 signatures needed to
get the amendment placed on the bal-

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