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Neenan, Stern to lead MSA
The Michigan Party retained control of
the MSA presidency in this week's
elections. LSA junior Julie Neenan was
chosen as the new president, along
'with running-mate LSA junior Jacob
Stern as vice president. They captured
an unofficial 38 percent of the ballots
cast, over runner-up Trevor Moeller of
the Outsider Party. About 2,700
students cast a ballot for one of the
Here are the unoffical results.
Kovacs & Song
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By RONNIE GLASSBERG
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
One more year.
The Michigan Student Assembly's
leadership seat has again been claimed
* the Michigan Party in a landslide
University students decided to elect
dent, continuing her party's reign for a
"I think we had a strong, positive
campaign and I'd like to think our
method of campaigning had something
to do with the outcome of the election,"
Neenan said. "I. really think the Michi-
1n Party rose to the challenge."
In unofficial results released yes-
terday, Neenan received about 38 per-
cent of the votes. About 2,700 students
cast a ballot for one of the eight presi-
dential candidates. The runner-up was
Outsider Party presidential candidate
Trevor Moeller, who received about 25
percent of the vote.
"I think it shows the student body
s confidence in Julie to be a great
dent body president," said outgo-
ing MSA President Craig Greenberg.
Jacob Stern, also an LSA junior,
will serve as MSA vice president.
"I'm really excited and happy to
win and I lookforward to working with
the new assembly," Stern said.
An estimated 9 percent of all stu-
dents voted in the election, including
,? percent in Engineering and 15 per-
nt in LSA, Greenberg said.
In the unofficial results, students
also narrowly passed the Michigan
Party's new MSA constitution by 60.6
percent-0.6 percent more than needed
to enact the constitution.
Neenan said she wants to begin to
use the new constitution immediately
to implement the various goals of her
During the campaign, Neenan
pledged to work to amend and elimi-
nate the Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities - the code of
non-academic conduct, to improve
campus safety and to keep student group
"I want to jump right into the issue
of the student regent and implementing
the new constitution," Neenan said.
She said her party is already work-
ing on some of the goals, including
campus safety. "We've already been
talking to City Council and we're look-
ing at getting an engineer to come in
and survey the campus and outside
areas to develop a lighting plan that
will be more effective," Neenan said.
Neenan, a pre-med English major,
now serves as MSA treasurer and chair
of the MSA Campus Governance Com-
mittee. The new leader of MSA is a
past president of Sigma Kappa sorority
and resides in Cincinnati.
Stem now chairs the MSA Budget
Priorities Committee, which allocates
funds to student groups. An economics
major, Stern lives in Del Mar, Calif.
Pending MSA Election Court ap-
proval of the results, Neenan and Stern
will replace Greenberg and Vice Presi-
dent Brian Kight on April 5. The results
should become official Monday.
Greenberg and Kight were the origi-
nal founders of the Michigan Party just
over a year ago.
See MSA, Page 2
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Clinton, in a cool and confident de-
fense of his conduct, declared yester-
day that he had "nothing to do" with a for gam e,
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real estate venture that have bedeviled
In a nationally televised news con- Dy JAMES R. CHO
ference, Clinton said he would release DAILY STAFF REPORTER
his late 1970s tax returns today to lay President Clinton's 40-minute
to rest questions on the Whitewater press conferesne overlapped
affair, and he insisted that the matter with the NCAA West regional
had not interfered with his efforts to matchup between Missouri and
reform health care, enact anti-crime Syracuse last night much to the
legislation and other initiatives. chagrin of a number of basketball
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Clinton acknowledged that the fair" gave way to the president's
Whitewater affair had begun to erode address last night for his nation-
his popularity among voters but said ally televised press conferenceas
he was actually surprised that the ef- he attempted to distance himself
fect had not been worse. from Whitewater and renew pub-
The news conference came amid a lic attention on his domestic
renewed White House effort to dispel agenda.
accusations that the first family was Thepress conference - tele-
holdingbackinformationon the murky See STUDENTS, Page 2
The Clintons are to leave today for
a weeklong vacation in Texas and ents during the spring break that b
California, and the White House did gins today.
not want to give an impression that Clinton answered questions for
they were turning their back on the minutes in the East Room - the m
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about the affair. With his further ex- matter - and made a clear effort
planations, the president also hoped to offer the broadest defense possible
offer more support for Democratic law-
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Outsider Party earns 6 seats
in small schools, disbands
By RONNIE GLASSBERG
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Another long wait.
The 43 candidates for nine LSA
representative positions to the Michi-
gan Student Assembly had to wait
even longer for the results, while all
the other MSA election outcomes had
been 'tallied and reported yesterday.
With only a handful of people
counting throughout the day, the elec-
tion staff did not have the LSA results
at press time.
Yesterday morning the staff com-
pleted the results for the other schools.
Unofficial results show the Out-
sider Party, while losing the presiden-
tial election, came out as the big winner
for the small schools.
The new party earned seats in Ar-
chitecture, Art, SNRE, Business, Law
and Medicine, for a total of six seats.
The Michigan Party, which will
continue to be the leading party on the
assembly, took four seats, with one in
Business, one in Nursing and two in
The Students' Party took one seat
The Protest Party, another new
party, took two seats in Rackham.
Despite the Outsider Party's win
for representative seats in the assem-
See REPS, Page 2
By SHARI SITRON
LILY STAFF REPORTER
Pizza, chipatis and subs will not be
on the menu starting tomorrow night
for many Jewish students, since they
will be celebrating the Passover holi-
day that starts tomorrow at sundown.
Passover commemorates the Jews'
liberation from bondage in Egypt
The holiday, which lasts for eight
days, is traditionally accompanied by
o Seders - or feasts - where the
ory of the exodus from Egypt is
During those eight days, Jews are
not supposed to eat any leavened food
because their ancestors left Egypt so
hastily that there was no time for bread
dough to rise.
Many Jewish students said they will
not be spending the Passover seders
in Ann Arbor, but at home with -their
'U' continues asbestos removal
By LISA DINES
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The noise from University con-
struction may only be a temporary
nuisance. Yet a silent danger still lurks
behind University walls, worrying
many students and faculty.
The University is currently remov-
ing asbestos -a substance that studies
show can cause lung cancer - from
several campus buildings. The Univer-
sity is working on a continuous process
to remove asbestos from the UGLi,
East Engineering, C.C. Little and Angell
"Typically any renovation of a
building will involve (asbestos re-
moval) in someway," said Tom Schlaff,
director of construction management.
Tom Sparrow, a project engineer
for construction management, said that
while the University is removing as-
bestos from several sites, it is not dan-
gerous unless exposed to the air. The
only areas where asbestos is being
removed are places currently being
Asbestos is a fire-retardant, pow-
dery substance that was widely used as
insulation until it was banned in build-
ings built after 1975. Asbestos has been
dubbed a"silent killer" because it takes
10-15 years for symptoms of asbes-
tos-related diseases to appear.
George Howard is the asbestos
coordinator for the Michigan Occu-
pational and Safety Hazard Associa-
tion (MIOSHA). Howard said asbes-
tos exposure canlead to scarring and
hardening of lung tissue, and cancer
of the lungs or the lung lining.
He added that asbestos exposure
is difficult to detect. "If a project is
going on and they see fibers they can
assume they have been exposed," he
Sparrow said the University has a
"multiple-barrier method" of precau-
tions against asbestos exposure during
the removal stages.
All work is done within sealed plas-
tic barriers, and an on-site industrial
hygienist checks air samples for con-
tamination levels several times a day.
Workers must shower before and
after removal efforts and wear special
protective suits to avoid contamination
outside the barrier. Asbestos is also
moistened during removal in order to
prevent air-born particles.
"Everything that is done makes it
basically a very safe operation," Spar-
row said. He added there has not been
a containment breach at any site where
See page 3 for a special
report of construction on
he has worked. However, particles
can remain airborne for one day to
one week, depending on the building's
Workers who think they may be
exposed can contact MIOSHA for more
information or to file a formal com-
plaint. Howard said complaints have
been filed with MIOSHA against the
University in the past, but he does not
know of any current cases.
Until a new lawtakes effect April 1,
the University is not legally required to
notify either faculty or students of the
asbestos-removal projects. However,
Sparrow said there have been group
meetings to notify the faculty in af-
fected areas of the removal.
Many students said they were un-
aware of the removal efforts, and felt
the University has a responsibility to
tell them that they might be exposed to
"I guess it doesn't worry me that
much, but I would have liked to be at
least notified," said Jessyca Jones, an
Two Ann Arbor residents participate in the fourth annual Black/Jewish Seder
at the Washtenaw Jewish Community Center last night.
families. Dan Singer, also an LSA sopho-
LSA sophomore Marjorie White, more, said he also is looking forward
who will be celebrating at home with to going home for the holiday. "I will
her family and friends, said she enjoys even be leading the seder this year,"
the seder because, "it is a way of he said.
remembering our history." See PASSOVER, Page 2
Student ID cards to get a facelift
Beginning this fall, all incoming students' cards and
Men's swimming in 4th place
By REBECCA DETKEN
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Studentsplanningon working out at the CCRB
According to a memo from the Housing Divi-
sion, the differences between current cards and
new cardswill be:
By BRET JOHNSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
MINNEAPOLIS - The Michigan
In the 500, freshman Tom Dolan
swam a lifetime best 4:12.30. How-
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