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CODE
Continued from page 1.
this document and can be applied
sanctions by the wrongful actions of
their group, as long as they are found
participating in the wrongdoing or
allowing the existence of an environ-
ment which allows actions of wrong-
doing."
One amendment proposes the elec-
tion of a student judicial advisor to
work alongside the University judi-
cial advisor. Another amendment
would give the judicial advisor the
power to file a complaint against a
student and initiate an investigation
on behalf of the University commu-
_DEBTE
Continued from page 1
bate was increasing student involve-
}ment in MSA.
Independent presidential candidate
Christian Payne said the assembly
should involve more students.
"It's time for all of the parties to put
aside political persuasions and start
making the Michigan Student Assem-
bly more accessible to students," he
said.
Benjamin Bolger, the Protest
Party's candidate for president, also
said the assembly should increase its
focus on students.
Pointing to his University ID card,
Bolger said, "This is a student and
we've forgotten what students are."
The Michigan Party's presidential
candidate Julie Neenan said, "A lot of
people don't know what's out there for
fhe students to benefit from MSA."
But Saura Sahu, the DO Party's
presidential candidate, had a differ-
ent perspective.
"I don't think increased awareness

nity.
Currently, Judicial Advisor Mary
Lou Antieau does not file charges.
A single amendment proposed by
LSA sophomore Pradnya Parulekar,
and signed by 500 students, would
extend the statute of limitations of the
code from six months to one year.
Parulekar said at the aborted hearing
in February that the extension would
be ideal to allow students adequate
time to file cases, especially when
they are off-campus for summer or
are victims of assault.
The student jurors will ultimately
decide the format for the evening.
LSA junior Randy Schwemmin will
moderate. The time will most likely

be split between the verbal proposal
of an amendment or group of amend-
ments, rebuttal, questions from the
student jurors and public comments.
Schwemmin, the Student Leader
Board coordinator and president-elect
of University Activities Center, said
he is encouraged that the 26 jurors
have signed up to attend. "I'm glad to
see that the people who are involved
don't think that this is a waste of
time," Schwemmin said.
The public hearing will be held
this evening from 6-8:30 in Room
120 Hutchins Hall in the Law School.
The Office of Student Affairs requests
that anyone wishing to speak at the
hearing contact the office.

PRI MARY
Continued from page 1
He credited Clinton's campaign
visit at a "pivotal moment" two weeks
ago with sparking a comeback in a
race that was considered too close to
call even on election eve.
Cullerton, an attorney with 15
years of experience in the state legis-
lature, conceded defeat last night.

Alderman Bernard Hansen, a
Cullerton adviser, said a turnout of 55
percent of the district's voters would
have been needed to achieve an upset
victory over Rostenkowski.
"Simpson's the spoiler," Hansen
told a reporter, referring to the candi-
date who ran third in the five-way
contest.
But Rostenkowski was winning
more votes than both Cullerton and
Simpson. Two other candidates trailed

badly.
Bill Banks, an alderman and leader
of the 36th ward on the Northwest@
side of the city that helped ensure
Rostenkowski's victory, said he had
more than 1,000 precinct workers
making sure that supporters of the
Ways and Means chairman went to
the polls.
Rostenkowski carried every pre-
cinct in his ward except one, Banks
said.

is the main problem of MSA," Sahu
said. "The students have the answers
and that's what we want to get back to."
Despite the amount of time the as-
sembly has spent on the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union (AATU) issue since
last September, the issue went almost
unnoticed last night.
Several candidates reaffirmed their
support for the pro-tenants organiza-
tion, but no one gave reasons and no
AATU opponents discussed the issue.
During the friendly debate, each
candidate spoke for only about 11
minutes.
The Statement of Student Rights
and Responsiblities, however, was dis-
cussed after the candidates were ques-
tioned on their position on the code of
non-academic conduct. Most of the
candidates explained their opposition
to the code.
But Outsider Party presidential can-
didate Trevor Moeller said he sees the
need for such a code.
"We do not think the code should
be abolished. This code is not going to
go away," Moeller said. "What's real-
istic is we're going to have to vote in a

strong student government that has a
detailed plan to work on the code."
Most of the candidates said there is
a need for meeting often with Univer-
sity administrators, such as Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Maureen A.
Hartford, but Masely disagreed.
"We intend to build a movement of
people independent of the administra-
tion," Masley said. "It's going to take
MSA from being something that's not
just another arm of the administra-
tion."
Students' Party presidential candi-
date Devon Bodoh, whose party has
been endorsed by the Progressive Party,
said his party is committed to increas-
ing funding to student groups by
$20,000 by reducing administrative
costs.
Last year, the Michigan Party, which
has been endorsed by the Conservative
Coalition, helped increase student
group funding by $15,000 under the
leadership of its candidate for vice presi-
dent, Jacob Stern.
Staff members from the Black Stu-
dent Monthly, The Michigan Daily,
the Michigan Independent and the
Michigan Review posed questions to
the candidates in the debate, sponsored
by the Daily.

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the Diag yesterday.

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"As students walk through the
Diag, as they do all the time during
the day, they notice, 'Wow, this is
still going on,' and I think it raises
consciousness more than a sign (with
names) in front of the LSA Building,"
said RC sophomore Darone Ruskay,
a coordinator of the event.
He said that he believes that the
vigil is more effective than even a
speech commemorating the dead, be-
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out the day and night.
"Everything else kind of talks
about the ideas of the Holocaust,"
Ruskay said, "but I think that this
really brings it down to the names."
LSA senior Jonathan Kaufman
stopped by to observe the proceed-
ings, and to volunteer to read.
"(Reading names) enables me to
help reach people in the way that the
event was intended," he said. "And it
helps those people who were reading
before me to rest their voices."
As the evening progressed and
darkness fell, the readers continued
their vigil by the light of a flashlight,
VOTE
Continued from page 1.
it as the major factor that brought him
to the polls last night. He said he has
been waiting six months to cast a vote
to permanently abolish Michigan's
high property taxes.
Morgan said the two-cent sales
tax hike will be easy to swallow.
"I hardly notice the sales tax as it
is," he said. "I don't think (the in-
crease) will make much of a differ-
ence."
Engler called the passage a big
win for Michigan.
"We've fought the cynics and been
able to do what's not been done in
terms of changing the direction of and
course of Michigan. We're very ex-
cited," he said.
Yesterday's election wrote an end-
ing to a school finance upheaval that
erupted in July. That's when lawmak-
ers adopted an amendment offered by
state Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lan-
sing) to wipe out the use of property
taxes for school operations.
An opponent of the sales tax plan
said voters will feel cheated when the
outcome hits their pocketbooks.
"(Engler) promised people a tax

and the warmth of a kerosene heater
Ruskay, looking ahead to the long
night, said, "It's very beautiful at three
in the morning. It's cold, the lights in
the Grad go out and yet were still
here.
"We're not loud, we're not mak-
ing a show and I think a real statement
is being made. I think people notice
it."
As the names were read, Ruska
noted, some of those in attendance
heard names familiar to them, per-
sonifying the number -6 million -
a goal of the vigil.
A number, Polsky said, that should
not be forgotten.
cut. They know they got a tax shift at
best, and for many people, it's a real
tax shaft," said Democratic guberna-
torial hopeful Howard Wolpe. 0
"People are angry, they feel
they've been manipulated, ... and I
think they're going to hold all the
architects of this mess. accountable
come Election Day."
Stabenow, another Democratic
gubernatorial hopeful who backed the
income tax alternative, downplayed
the significance of the vote.
"The most important thing is prop@
erty tax relief and providing for our
schools. That happened in December.
We're going to have some work to do
to make it work," she said.
One political analyst said Demo-
cratic strategists had underestimated
the public's dislike of the income tax.
"I had been expecting a 55-45
win, which would be a very strong
win. Anything more than that will b
a major political event," said Geral
Faverman, professor of political sci-
ence at Michigan State University.
"It'll not only put an end to this
25-year debate about school financ-
ing and equity, it will strengthen the
governor's hand in the months ahead
immensely."

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