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Jurors will make 4th attempt to hear code proposals

Daily Staff Reporter
Student jurors will make a fourth a
next month to hear amendments to the
ment of Student Rights and Responsil
the University's code of non-academ
On Jan. 30, the student jurors wi
,proposed amendments to the code fr
W~ffice of Student Affairs, the Michiga
dent Assembly and the Senate Advisor
mittee on University Affairs.
"The reason we haven't had it this
we've had trouble getting a quorum,
White House
travel office
head indicted'
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The former
head of the White House travel office
was indicted on theft charges yester-
day in a case that also is reviewing the
conduct of two friends of President
Y Billy R. Dale, the former office
irector who was a career civil ser-
vant, was charged by a federal grand
jury with embezzling more than
$68,000 over a six-year period in
funds deposited by news organiza-
tions for reporters to travel with the
Associates of Dale, 57, who is
expected to plead innocent, said the
se is bound to shed light on internal
orkngs of the Clinton White House
and on a "political witch hunt" aimed
at Dale by Clinton associates who
had business or personal interests in
the travel office.
Justice Department sources said
their inquiry into Clinton supporters
Harry Thomason and Catherine
Cornelius was "still open." Com-
plaints about the travel office by
Oomason, a Hollywood producer,
and Cornelius, a distant cousin of the
president, led to the firing of Dale, a
long-time employee of the office, and
six others last year on grounds of
poor management and possibly im-
proper conduct.
Neither Dale nor his attorney,
Steven C. Tabackman, was available
for comment yesterday. But
Backman said recently that an in-
ctment of Dale was expected "for
something he simply did not do."
Other sources close to Dale said while
his record-keeping may have been
sloppy, he never converted to his
own use any money belonging to
Five of the fired travel office em-
ployees were later rehired, and sepa-
rate inquiries by the White House and
*neral Accounting Office raised
questions about the White House's
handling of the affair.
Friends of Dale have charged that
Thomason owned an air charter busi-
ness that wanted a share of the White
House travel business and thatCornelius
had expressed desires to run the White
House travel operation. In his trial next
See TRAVEL, Page 2

Mary Lou Antieau, judicial adviser for the
code. "The largest number of students we
could get for any particular night was 17."
Twenty-six of the 50 student jurors are
needed to hear proposed changes to the code.
Proposed changes include allowing attor-
neys to represent and speak for students dur-
ing code hearings and removing criminal mat-
ters and off-campus violations from the code's
Any amendments to the code approved by
the student jurors will be forwarded to the
Board of Regents. The regents will decide the
fate of the code, which remains an interim

policy, at their April meeting.
At last April's meeting, the regents voted
to keep the code as an interim policy.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield
Hills) said there is a possibility that the re-
gents would bypass the student panel and hear
the amendments directly if the panel cannot
meet quorum.
"I would hope we don't have to do that, but
if it becomes impossible (to reach quorum)
we might have to find a way to make changes
which are necessary," Deitch said.
The code provided for the creation of the
student jurors panel, which started in March

1993 with 50 students. With graduation about
half of them were replaced in the fall 1993.
Since then, about half of the panel is replaced
each January and September. This year, new
student jurors will be trained Jan. 15.
The student jurors who start in January
will be dismissed at the end of the summer.
allowing a full 50-member panel to be ap-
pointed in, September. "Starting in Septem-
ber, we will have a standing date for the
annual amendment hearing," Antieau said.
The training session will be each Septem-
ber and the amendment hearing will be each
January. "Because we've lost half of our

panel every semester, we've had to wait to
have a panel in place." Antieau said.
Antieau said she selected January for the
amendment hearing because it is a time of less
academic work.
"Once students get into classes, their life
gets very complicated." Aniteau said. "Once
we hit that first exam period, we're done."
Jacob Stern, vice president of the Michi-
gan Student Assembly. said there should have
been an amendment hearing this semester.
1I think there should be more amendment
hearings," Stern said. "I see no reason they can't
See CODE, Page 2

Fed chair says
new interest
rate hikes likely

House owner Bill Grams clears the sidewalk of a tenant's house on Packard Road yesterday evening.
Winter storms blaket A2
asstudents make ms fi

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Federal Re-
serve Chairman Alan Greenspan, in
congressional testimony that suggests
the likelihood of further interest rate
increases, said yesterday inflationary
pressures are mounting even though
consumer prices have risen little in
the past year.
Commodity prices "have been ris-
ing rapidly for nearly two years,"
Greenspan told the Joint Economic
Committee, and lately "prices of in-
termediate supplies have accelerated."
Because demand is "strong, fin-
ished goods producers may soon at-
tempt to pass on their higher costs,
the Fed chairman said, warning that
business officials and consumers alike
are always hypersensitive to any signs
of renewed inflation.
Surveys and the financial markets
themselves show "some nervousness
about the resolve of anti-inflation
policies," Greenspan acknowledged.
In another sign of governmental
vigilance against inflation, the incom-
ing chairman of the Joint Economic
Committee said congressional Repub-
licans will try to revise the law spell-
ing out national economic goals to
exclude unemployment and include
only prices.
Sen. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) said
Republicans want the so-called
Humphrey-Hawkins law, which now
urges a combination of low unem-
ployment and low inflation, to have
only a single target: consumer price
inflation of no more than 2 percent a
Inflation measured by the Con-
sumer Price Index is running at a
modest 2.6 percent a year, but the
bond markets have set long-term rates
at a substantial 8 percent as a hedge
against future price increases. The
Fed cannot afford to ignore the mar-
kets, which "may be telling us some-
thing about deep-seated changes in
expectations," Greenspan said.
The central bank has raised rates
six times this year, and its policy-

Daily Staff Reporter
Old Man Winter returned to Ann
Arbor Tuesday night and made his
presence known most of yesterday
with the season's first attack of snow.
Both the University campus and
places all over Michigan were hit
with up to 11 inches of snow.
Students and faculty awoke yes-
terday to heavy snowfall and more
than 5 inches of snow covering the
ground. By late afternoon, 7.6 inches
of wet, slushy snow slowed traffic
and aggravated pedestrians, accord-
ing to the University's weather ser-
"This weather sucks," said LSA

senior Jennifer Libson, while trying
to stay warm just outside of the Michi-
gan Union. "The snow is just miser-
able. I actually did go to classes to-
day, but not all of them. This is just
terrible ... winter is here."
Another student expressed her dis-
like of the impending cold season.
"I just hate the cold and the snow,"
said LSA senior Margaret Henson. "I
have been around here for 21 years
and this is my last year here. I am
moving to Arizona where it stays
Slick roads annoyed' drivers and
caused a rash of accidents, most of
them minor, and fewer than might
have been expected, said Michigan

State Police Lt. R.E. MacDonald.
"'Ive seen much worse, the couple
of first snowfalls (of the season). There
are always more fender benders,
people forget they need to leave more
room between vehicles," he said.
"'Usually the first snow is just an
inch or two. But this time we had
many inches, and maybe that was a
big enough shock to make everybody
pay attention," MacDonald said.
However, not everyone said the
snow was a bad sign.
"I love this kind of weather," said
LSA senior Corey Lefere. "I went out
last night and just stood for 20 min-
utes letting the snow fall on my face.
See WEATHER, Page 2

making Open Market Committee
will meet Dec. 20 amid expectations
that another hike could be in the
works. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D-
Md). asked Greenspan not to be the
Grinch who stole Christmas by hik-
ing rates again.
The normally dour Fed chairman
laughed, but refused to hint what
action his committee might take at
the next meeting.
"I don't know what we will do,"
Greenspan said.
Sarbanes, per-
sisting in his liter-
iy allusions, said
SLet's hope you're
not going to be
E b e n e z e r
l Scrooges."
Greenspan in-
sisted during more
than two hours of
Greenspan testimony and
questions that the Fed would not let
down its guard against a resurgence
of inflation, because further inflation
could become a self-fulfilling proph-
"As people begin to expect higher
inflation, their actions to protect the
purchasing power of their wages and
profits add to the impetus toward ac-
celerating prices," he said. "Experi-
ence suggests that these expectations
can be turned around only slowly and
with some cost to the economy's per-
The Fed chairman and his col-
leagues are confident they can con-
tinue in their path of combatting in-
flation because their actions thus far
haven't endangered the robust round
of business expansion now under way.
Output has grown more than 4 per-
cent during the past year, and unem-
ployment is at a four-year low.
"The impressive performance of
the American economy continues,"
Greenspan told the committee.
His claims were supported by the
Fed's "beige book," a periodic survey
Fire delays
Perry bldg.
classes move
Daily Staff Reporter
Students may face added inconve-
nience next semester as aresult of a fire
that occurred in the East Engineering
Building on Nov. 22 just prior to the
Thanksgiving holiday.
The fire began in the basement of
the north end of the building near an
area that was closed for renovation.
"(The fire) started near an electri-
cal conduit but the cause is still under
investigation," said University
spokeswoman Julie Peterson. "It was
most likely an accident."
At least 15 winter term classes will
be moved, the University announced

'3rady Bunch star to speak at 'U'


Daily Staff Reporter
In one of the raciest episodes of
the "Brady Bunch," Sam the butcher
would subtly hint to Alice what they
could be doing off screen, yet the
topic of sex seemed taboo among
Maureen McCormick, who played
Marsha Brady on the series, is deliv-
ering a real-world message on birth
control these days.
McCormick will speak in the
Michigan Union Ballroom today at
3:30 p.m. as part of a birth control
seminar, called "Birth Control Mat-
"I got involved with Birth Control
atters after I started doing research
on the statistics," McCormick said.

"Each year 3.5 million unwanted preg-
nancies occur, and in nearly half of all
these cases birth control was used."
The birth control seminar, which
visits campuses nationwide, includes
a complete overview of available birth
control methods and their correct us-
"Birth Control Matters presents a
really balanced overview of what's
out there," McCormick said. "I think
a lot of people's knowledge hasn't
progressed beyond birth control and
condom usage."
The Kalamazoo-based Upjohn Co.
- worldwide producer of health care
products and sponsor of Birth Con-
trol Matters - initiated the seminar
in 1993 after conducting a survey on
sex among college students. Findings

indicated that 40 percent of the sur-
veyed students had engaged in sex
without the use of birth control in the
past year.
The Upjohn survey also found that
students today are concerned equally
with sexually transmitted diseases as
unintended pregnancy. "Everyone's
needs are different and that's why it's
important to talk to a doctor,"
McCormick said.
The seminar also stresses open
communication between sexual part-
ners on birth control and the preven-
tion of sexually transmitted diseases
such as HIV, which causes AIDS.
"We suggest that people use a condom
along with other forms of birth con-
trol," McCormick said.
See SEMINAR, Page 2



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