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Daily Staff Reporter
LSA officials believed they finally ended
the three-year saga on questionable communi-
cation department endowment spending by pro-
posing new guidelines earlier this month.
ButUniversity PresidentJamesJ.Duderstadt
*erted Friday that LSA Associate Dean John
Cross "misspoke" when he said the guidelines
would go into effect, pending approval of a
University attorney.
In June, an internal auditor's report showed

One hundred three years of editorial freedom
promises Comm. endowments will be restored


the communication department had misspent
three of its endowments. Duderstadt told the
University Board of Regents at its June meeting
that LSA would fully restore the questioned
funds to the endowments.
Cross, however, said the college would only
restore questioned funds that do not fit into the
new guidelines, created after the auditor's re-
"He is wrong. I talked to the dean,"
Duderstadt said. "The University, not the de-
partment, will determine whether the funds are

Duderstadt said LSA Dean Edie N.
Goldenberg had not seen the new guidelines at
the time of Cross' statement, and she had many
changes to propose.
Goldenberg could not be reached for com-
ment yesterday.
Both Cross and John Chamberlin, associate
deans working in Goldenberg's office, had said
the guidelines were final, pending approval by
a University attorney.
Yesterday, Chamberlin backed off his ear-

tier statement and said the review of the guide-
lines will continue, and emphasized they do not
yet stand in final form.
"People in the Fleming Building have com-
mented on them. Every time someone com-
ments on them, we have further discussions,"
Chamberlin said.
The questioning of the endowments started
with an Aug. 30, 1991 letter to Duderstadt and
Walter Harrison, then-executive director for
University relations, on the use of the endow-

The letter was from an attorney for Wesley
MaurerSr. Maurer was close friends with Harry
and Helen Weber, who established one of the
three misspent endowments. As chair of the
University's former journalism department,
Maurer encouraged the Webers to set up the
On Jan. 9, 1991, Regent Philip Power (D-
Ann Arbor) sent a letter to Duderstadt,
Goldenberg, Harrison and Provost Gilbert R.
Whitaker Jr. questioning the use of the Marsh

U.S. takes city;
Haitian police
beat 1 to death
From Daily Wire Services
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -As combat-ready Ameri-
can troops looked on, Haitian police and soldiers beat at
least one person to death yesterday and wounded several
ers to break up crowds that gathered by the tens of
usands here to cheer the arrival of U.S. forces.
Earlier in Cap Haitien, within minutes of an overwhelm-
ing and unresisted landing by sea and air, 1,500 U.S.
Marines secured the port and airport.
The Marines established their perimeter along a main
street at the port, blocking off side streets with concertina
wire and posting guards. At each one, the Marines stared
across the wire at curious Haitians, including women
portecting themselves from the hot Caribbean sun with
Twenty-fourhours after the Americans began landing in
an effort to end brutal military rule as part of "Operation
Uphold Democracy," the confrontations highlighted both
local tensions and the delicacy of the U.S. position here.
The police were operating under an American policy
that leaves the responsibility for maintaining civil order to
the Haitian army, among the most brutal in the world and
until recently labeled "thugs" by U.S. officials.
The worst of the violence came at this capital's seaport
in front of heavily armed American troops from the 10th
untain Division, at the entrance of an industrial park
ed by the Americans as a supply depot and in view of the
office of Haitian Army commander Raoul Cedras.
By late afternoon, one Haitian was confirmed beaten to
death by police, with dozens of others hurt. There were
reports of at least two other deaths.
The blue-uniformed police and brown-suited army riot
units, long accustomed to using violence against even
peaceful demonstrators, were under orders "to stay away
from Americans but defend your dignity."
The dead man, so far unidentified, was standing with
*eral hundred other men on a corner about 50 yards away
from the seaport's main gate. Witnesses said about five or
six police suddenly ran at them, swinging their clubs.
One man, a coconut vendor standing against a wall, fell
to the ground, where he was kicked, clubbed with a wooden
baton and battered with a five-foot long leather thong. He
died, the witnesses said, after about five minutes of continu-
ous clubbing.
Yesterday's ugliness might have been even worse if not
for the Americans, who rarely interfered but whose pres-
e nearby seemed to restrain somewhat the Haitian police
and army troops. There were no reports of shootings other
than the firing of some tear-gas canisters, and the Haitian
forces staged only sporadic raids and left quickly.
Police reacted only to the crowds' existence and not to
any provocation, although some in the crowd, which had
been shouting pro-American slogans, threw rocks to slow
the pursuing troops.
As the gatherings grew large, "the police would come
and start beating us," said Jean-Louis Ednar, who answered
stions through broken teeth and bloody lips. "I came to
port to watch the Americans come. I thought they would
stop all of this."
But Army Col. Barry Willey, spokesman for the U.S.
forces in Haiti, said Tuesday there "had been no distur-
bances or civil disorders ... requiring our involvement."
Willey said the troops' job "is to establish a secure
nvironment for the return of the legitimate government,"
ut he emphasized that the maintaining of order in the near
future is being left to the Haitians.


Sigma Phi
Eps removes
4 for hazing

Daily Staff Reporter
Four members of Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon have been removed from the fra-
ternity and seven suspended, follow-
ing an investigation of a Sept. 4 haz-
ing incident.
The fraternity's headquarters and
a board of fraternity alumni announced
the sanctions yesterday. In addition to
the individual sanctions, the chapter's
charter will remain revoked through
University Sig Eps President Scott
Sandler said yesterday, "We definitely
are going to take this semester and
make improvements in the house and
improvements in ourselves."
Other sanctions leveled against the
fraternity includes 20 hours of com-
munity service for all members, at-
tendance at educational programs on
hazing and other issues, and weekly
meetings with Terry Landes, the Uni-
versity fraternity coordinator.
These are just part of the require-
ments the headquarters and alumni
board have put in place. The suspen-
sion means the fraternity will have to
get all chapter activities approved by
the alumni board president and by

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Director of Alumni and Chapter De-
velopment Jaques Vauclain.
The seven who have been sus-
pended can't participate in functions
or intramural sports, but will attend
the mandatory educational programs
and community service activities.
The brother who actually con-
ducted the hazing was expelled from
the chapter, and the others present at
the time were punished "depending
See SIG EPS, Page 2

In our postmodern society, a comment on the importance of television in our everyday lives. A
man walks a television set home while balancing it on the seat of his bike yesterday.

MSA budget vote postponed until Sept.27

AATU protests
funding cuts
with referendum
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly will go
without a budget for at least another week
because of a dispute over funding for the Ann
Arbor Tenants' Union (AATU).
The vote on the budget was delayed until
next week's meeting so MSA President Julie
Neenan and AATU Coordinator Pattrice
Maurer can meet to discuss future funding for
the tenants' union, which receives about half
of its budget from MSA.
Maurer said the AATU has collected
enough signatures on a referendum petition to
make line-item funding a question on the
November MSA ballot.

"We collected 1,000 signatures between
day and today," she said at yesterday's mee
"It's not in anybody's best interest (for the i
to come to a vote)."
AATU's petition may prolong the bu
process if a compromise is not reached.
Delaying the budget vote also gives the
sembly a chance to pass some procedural cha
that affect the budget, said MSA Vice Presi
Jacob Stern.
The meeting between Neenan and Ma
was planned after last week's MSA meetin
which the elimination of the tenants' union f
ing was proposed. AATU received about $22
from the assembly last year.
Maurer said that many students had expre
support of AATU, both to her office and dire
to MSA.
MSA hopes some compromise could
reached, said Neenan. However, Neenan sa
will be difficult for MSA to give the mone
AATU. "As it stands, we don't have the bu
See AATU, Pag
Recent alum onstage at the
___ Fisher Theater sings a
Y national tune in Fiddler on
the Roof. Read what Miriam
Shor has to say for herself.
The Senate declines to go
along with the House in
supporting the Haiti mission
Exiled Haitian President

Fri- Assembly considers hiring
new lobbyist to replace MCC
By CATHY BOGUSLASKI will not be voted on until the next
e as- Daily Staff Reporter meeting, MSA will not be able meet
nges University students may soon have its own deadline of selecting a firm
dent their own lobbyist working on their before Oct. 1.
behalf in Lansing. LSA Rep. Dante Stella raised con-
iurer University students have been rep- cern that the University was missing
ig in resented by the Michigan Collegiate out on crucial lobbying time because
und- Coalition (MCC), which also repre- a firm had not been selected.
,000 sents several Michigan universities. Jacob Stern, MSA vice president,
MSA withdrew the University said that the absence of a lobbyist is
ssed from MCC last year, in favor of hiring not crucial, because due to the mid-
ectly its own lobbyist, who would deal with term elections. Because of this, Stern
only the concerns of University stu- said, not a lot of controversial legisla-
J be dents. tion has been introduced.
ys it Currently, the assembly is writing Stern said the assembly felt it was
y to a second round of bid specifications not "getting its money's worth" out of
dget to send to potential lobbyists, said MCC. MSA paid $25,000 a year for
ge 2 Andrew Wright, chair of the External MCC representation.
Relations Committee. Stern said that several other
The committee set up bid specifi- schools, including Michigan State
cations and received bids from sev- University and Wayne State Univer-
eral lobbying firms earlier this month. sity, were leaving MCC to hire their
4 However, because the MSA budget own lobbyists.
Trade deficit soars,

sober up
on college uikn
From Staff and Wire Reports
Drinking is as popular as ever on
ollege campuses but school officials

Los Angeles Times
The U.S. trade deficit soared in
July, the government said yesterday
in a report that sent the dollar toward

showed a $4.7 billion surplus in July.
Some economists and the Clinton
administration cautioned against read-
ing too much bad news into one

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