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Shields shuts down Lake State for first
tournament crown, Stone named MVP

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Students to elect new Ireps to oversee DPS CTeoERs.Gtafad
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By ZACHARY M. RAIMI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
With building controversy over the
last few years surrounding police actions
in the Rodney King and Malice Green
beatings, the public has cast a suspicious
eye over police actions.
And with the added power of
deputization of university police forces -
provided for in 1990 in Michigan Public
Act 120 - members of university commu-
nities have similar concerns. However,
they may be soothed with the act's provi-
*sion for police oversight boards at four-
year public universities.

As part of Michigan Student Assembly
elections tomorrow and Wednesday, stu-
dents will elect two representatives to serve
a one-year term on the University's Police
Oversight Board.
The board, also called the Police Over-
sight Committee or the Police Grievance
Committee, was designed to "receive and
address grievances by persons against the
public safety officers or the public safety
department of the institution."
Dean of Students Royster Harper, the
board's convener, said the board gives mem-
bers of the University community a voice in
Department of Public Safety (DPS) affairs.

"The legislature was trying to make
sure that there was a way-students, faculty
and staff could have a voice with these
issues," Harper said. "(The bill was) de-
signed as a check and balance for students,
faculty and staff."
Public Act 120 was the result of pres-
sure from state universities to have their
public safety officers become deputized,
said MSA Vice President Brian Kight,
who helped create the election code for the
Police Oversight Board.
Kight, who has followed the bill's pro-
gression, said, "In the late 1980s, the Uni-
versity didn't have its own police force. It

had a contract with the city of Ann Arbor
to provide its police protection." Once the
bill passed in 1990 there was many pro-
tests from the University community.
The board consists of two students,
two faculty, two staff members and a con-
vener - who leads the group. Each term
begins July 1, and ends June 30 the follow-
ing year. Three students are running -
Engineering sophomore Brian Spiegel,
MSA President Craig Greenberg and LSA
third-year student Jeff Alexander. The run-
ner-up will serve as an alternate.
Alexander said he is running because
See BOARD, Page 2

Staff
Martha Cole- Health Service clerk
Stephen Jaynes - Washtenaw County
Local Building Trades Board
Faculty
9 Richard Dougherty - Professor of
Library Science
N Eric Rabkin - Professor of English
Students
* Jenny Kim - LSA sophomore
* Hunter VanValkenburgh.- LSA senior
Convener
8 Royster Haper - Dean of Students

ENTERING THE PEARLY GATES

U.S. seeks to sanction
North Korea for nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
United States is preparing to seek
U.N. trade sanctions against North
Korea because of that country's re-
calcitrance on nuclear weapons in-
spections, Secretary of State Warren
Christopher said yesterday.
And he predicted China would not
block such sanctions despite its re-
cent quarrel with the United States
over human rights because it is in
China's national interest that North
Korea not become a nuclear power.
Christopher, speaking on CBS'
"Face the Nation" also said the gov-
ernment would be talking to South
Korea about basing Patriot missiles
there, and reviving large joint mili-

tary exercises that were to have been
postponed as a gesture of goodwill to
North Korea.
He said there were no immediate
plans to increase the 37,000 Ameri-
can troops in South Korea, but "we'll
be looking at that situation day in and
day out."
"We hear some fairly strong rheto-
ric coming out of North Korea, but we
have to do what's in our interest. We
have to protect our troops," Christo-
pher said on CNN's "Late Edition."
"We won't be unnecessarily provoca-
tive. We don't seek a confrontation.
But we want to be ready for one."
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole
(R-Kan.) told NBC's "Meet the Press"

that "we may also want to beef up our
own forces there" in response to what
he said was "probably the most seri-
ous thing on the radar screen now."
House Majority Leader Dick
Gephardt of Missouri, appearing on
the same show, said, "I think we ought
to have aircraft carriers in the region.
We might ultimately send more troops
to beef up the South Korean side."
The International Atomic Energy
Agency was to meet today to an-
nounce findings on its recent nuclear
inspection tour of North Korea, dur-
ing which the Koreans barred its
agents from looking at facilities sus-
pected of housing a nuclear weapons
See KOREA, Page 7

JUDITH PERKINS/Daily
University students wait in line to be frisked at Crisler Arena before entering the Pearl Jam concert. To the delight of
*some, several hundred extra tickets, mainly obstructed view, went on sale yesterday afternoon at the Union.

Hockey coach
pleads guilty to
lesser charge
By WILL McCAHILL
. DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Hockey coach Red Berenson
reached an agreement with the Ann
Arbor city attorney Friday to plead
guilty to a charge of driving while
visibly impaired.
Drunken driving - a more seri-
ous charge - and a charge of urinat-
ing in public were dismissed.
Berenson also agreed to pay $100
in court costs as part of the agree-
ment.
The charges are the result of an
incident early Wednesday morning in
which a police officer parked across
the street observed Berenson exiting
Banfield's Bar and Grill on Packard
Road in Ann Arbor.
According to police reports, the
officer saw Berenson urinate on the
wall of a branch of the Ann Arbor
*Public Library adjacent to the bar's
parking lot, then get into his car and
back it up some 20 feet.
The officer then stopped the coach
and administered six sobriety tests

Strong aftershock
shakes California

IT'S A SUNSHINEY DAY!

Berenson

after smelling alcohol on Berenson's
breath. Berenson was arrested after
he failed several of the tests.
Under the driving while visibly
impaired charge, Berenson faces a
maximum penalty of a $300 fine and
90 days in jail, as well as at least 32
hours of community service. Sentenc-
ing is set for April 22.
Berenson's arrest seemed to have
little effect on his team, as it won the
first league tournament title in the
University's history yesterday against
Lake Superior State, 3-0.

LOS ANGELES (AP)-A strong
aftershock to the deadly January earth-
quake rocked Southern California
yesterday, opening up new cracks in a
recently repaired freeway and tossing
boulders onto a road through Malibu
Canyon.
No injuries were reported from
the magnitude 5.3 quake. One car was
apparently struck by a boulder falling
onto Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu.
The quake also triggered rockslides
in the Angeles National Forest.
The quake was centered one mile
west-northwest of Panorama City in
the San Fernando Valley, about six
miles east of the epicenter of the mag-
nitude-6.7 Northridge earthquake. It
struck around 1:20 p.m. and lasted
about 30 seconds.
Max Benavidez, a seismologist at
the California Institute of Technol-
ogy, said it was an aftershock of the
Jan. 17 earthquake, which killed 61
people and caused millions of dollars
of damage.
There were no reports of any dam-

age or injury yesterday, said city Fire
Department spokesperson Jim Wells.
Nor were there any immediate reports
of power outages.
The quake was felt widely in Los
Angeles County as well as Orange,
Riverside, Ventura and Santa Bar-
bara counties. It interrupted a rehearsal
for today's Academy Awards at the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion down-
town.
Moments after actor Elijah Wood
practiced his introduction for the vi-
sual effects Oscar, the auditorium's
chandeliers swayed, the seats rocked
and huge pieces of scenery rattled
over the stage.
"Everybody, stay in your seats!"
Oscar director Jeff Margolis said over
a public address system.
Randy Workman, whose Simi
Valley home 35 miles north of Los
Angeles was badly damaged by the
January quake, said it wasn't dam-
aged this time.
"It was pretty strong, but it was
See QUAKE, Page 7

JUDITH PERKINS/Day
Students celebrate the first day of spring yesterday by playing outdoors.

Diverse crowd searches for*
.truth at Hindu conference

By JEREMY SHERE
FOR THE DAILY
The first Conference on Spiritual-
ity, organized by the Hindu Students
Council (HSC), attracted more than
60 students and scholars from around

"If so, what does it mean?" Taking an
historical approach, Williams consid-
ered the many names assigned to the
divine, and wondered how people may
form a sense of community while
maintaining the specificity of indi-

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USAC to hold
benefitconcet
By MPATANISHI TAYARI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
As the days of summer quickly
approach, many students dream of
sunshine and achieving the ultimate
tan. But while the idea of a nice bronze
glow may be enticing, the dangerous

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