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funding
for AATU
may be on
;1SA balol
U Proposed 25-cent
fee hike would go to
tenants' union
By CATHY BOGUSLASKI
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
will decide whether to fund the Ann
*bor Tenants' Union (AATU) at its
meeting tonight at 7:30 in MSA cham-
bers.
The proposed 1994-95 MSA bud-
get provides no funds for AATU.
Coordinator Pattrice Maurer and fel-
low employees have protested the
funding cut by collecting the signa-
tures of 1,000 students who support
placing the AATU funding question
i the November MSA ballot.
Maurer and MSA President Julie
Neenan met last week to discuss pos-
sible compromises on the funding is-
sue.
Maurer said they agreed "in prin-
ciple" to add a proposal to the No-
vember ballot that would raise the
student fee by 25 cents. The funds
from this increase would then go ex-
clusively to fund AATU, Maurer said.
* Neenan said they did agree on the
ballot question, but added that all
agreements are contingent on the vote
of the assembly. Even if the fee in-
crease is approved in a student refer-
endum, it would need to be approved
by the University's Board of Regents
before going into effect.
Maurer said the two also tenta-
tively agreed that MSA would pro-
vide AATU with interim funding un-
the fee increase takes effect. The
interim funding would be at about the
same level as last year, or slightly
lower - between $8,000 and $6,500
for four months.
Neenan said she did not know
"'where the money would come from"
to fund AATU in the interim.
"I just don't know what we would
cut without sacrificing some other
id of student services," she said.
"It's really up to the assembly."
Maurer said she and Neenan also
agreed that AATU and MSA should
try to cooperate more in the long
term.
Markley re

lver dues 1w
By JAMES M. NASH
Daily Staff Reporter
A Mary Markley resident who sued
to block the collection of house dues
withdrew his suit yesterday, averting
a legal showdown with the house
council and gaining a chance to help
rite the house constitution in the
process.
LSA first-year student Greg
Kessler filed suit yesterday with the
Central Student Judiciary (CSJ), al-
leging a possible miscount of ballots
in his residence hall's election on
house dues. Kessler said the house
council had discarded the ballots and
was unable to furnish proof of the
election outcome.
The house council asserted that a
majority of students had voted $20
for hall dues.
Kessler said an impromptu poll of
Mary Markley residents led him to

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - U.S. the sound of dominoes being slammed
troops took another significant step in on a table where arrested people used
dissolving Haiti's military authority to be interrogated.
yesterday, entering the country's most Outside, the noise was deafening
feared police station in a move that as thousands, and then tens of thou-
marks the downfall of Col. Michel- sands of people headed downtown,
Joseph Francois, Haiti's most dreaded prancing, dancing and chanting, and
policeman. turning the area into one of delighted
Coming less than a week after bedlam.
American troops abolished the Hai- "This is the end of Francois," said
tian army's most important unit, the a diplomat. "He's out of here."
Heavy Weapons Company, Francois is, along with army com-
yesterday's action at the downtown mander inchief Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras
police headquarters and at three other and chief of staff Brig. Gen. Philippe
important stations effectively elimi- Biamby, one of the men that the United
nated even the appearance of the Nations wants removed from power.
military's power. The move against the police,
The next step, U.S. officials said, whom U.S. troops had already told to
will be the identification and registra- stop beating civilian demonstrators,
tion of the 1,500 policemen as a pre- was not the only significant event
cursor to the purging of the force and yesterday.
its separation from the army, a major Looters raided two warehouses in
goal of the U.S. troops that arrived a the western town of Gonaives, one
week ago to secure the end of Haiti's belonging to the United Nations and
military dictatorship. one to a private French volunteer or-
American officers denied they ganization. Unimpeded, the looters
were occupying the downtown police carried away rice, grains, beans, cook-
headquarters, saying they were there ing and eating utensils and other
only "to assist and cooperate with the goods.
police." But it certainly looked like an American army spokesman de-
occupation and sounded like an occu- fended the killing of 10 Haitians by
pation. U.S. Marines during the weekend in a
And the people certainly thought firefight in the northern city of Cap-
it was an occupation - one that sent Haitien. Acknowledging that a Ma-
them into ecstasy when two armored rine fired the first shot, Col. Barry
American military police vehicles Willey told reporters that the battle
pulled up at 10 a.m. to the 59-year-old opened after a Haitian raised an Uzi
architectural monstrosity on the submachine gun "with clear, hostile
jammed Le Gran Rue. intent."
While some American troops
walked through the 59-year-old struc-
ture and others stood guard in front, p Americans divided in poll
M-16 assault rifles slung from their An overwhelming majority
shoulders, dozens of confused Hai- doubts Clinton "has a clear
tian police in blue uniforms looked on policy;" the president's overall
sullenly from inside, the only noise popularity is unaffected. Page 7.

AP PHUTO
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe (left) faces off against Gov. John Engler (right) at a debate in Grand Rapids
Wolpe Enger sqareof
i st guernatril eate

By JONATHAN BERNDT
Daily Staff Reporter.
In a campaign characterized by
both sides as one of clear choices,
Michigan's gubernatorial candidates
worked to separate from each other
with plenty of attacks and appeals to
their record.
Gov. John Engler and Democratic
challenger Howard Wolpe met for an
hour last night in Grand Rapids in the
first of three televised debates of the
race.L
The candidates' partisan labeling
continued. Engler has repeatedly char-
acterized Wolpe as a tax-and-spend
liberal.
"Well congressman, you vote like
a liberal. You spend like a liberal.
You tax like a liberal. You're a lib-
eral," Engler said.
sident's suit
ithdrawn
believe otherwise.
"I wanted to see a tally to see if it
was $20," he said. "If we actually had
voted for $20, I'd be glad to pay it."
WhileKessler pressed for another
vote, he and Resident Director Sahil
Desai brokered a compromise to call
off the judicial hearing scheduled for
10 last night. Kessler said Desai of-
fered him a chance to rewrite the
house constitution, which Kessler
accepted.
Desai said last night he is granting
Kessler no special license to rewrite
the constitution.
"I told him personally that we feelj
we need to delineate more clearly
how the election process is to be man-
aged," Desai said. "Because of him
we are taking a hard look at how the
constitution is written, since it's been
fairly open-ended on elections."
See SUITS, Page 2

Wolpe, who represented a con-
gressional district that stretched from
Lansing to Battle Creek for 20 years
until is was phased out in reappor-
tionment after the 1990 census, re-
sponded that "labels just get in the
way of solving problems."
But he did plenty of his own label-
ing claiming throughout the evening
that "(Engler) isn't being straight with
us."!
Wolpe challenged the Engler
record on taxes, noting that along
with the I1 tax cuts the governor touts
continually, the incumbent has raised
other fees 53 times.
"A f-e-e is a t-a-x," Wolpe said.
"It's the same three letters."
But the governor reminded Wolpe
that those tax cuts made Michigan's
economic recovery possible.

"We've helped our cause be keep-
ing our promises," Engler said. "If we
had to defend I I tax hikes here to-
night instead of talking about I1I cuts,
we wouldn't see those jobs."
That job creation, which Engler
points out has led the Great Lakes
region over the last few years and
brought Michigan's unemployment
level below the national average, has
helped him reform the state's welfare
system.
But Wolpe said that should not be
a divisive issue.
"I happen to be in agreement with
the governor. We have to get people
off welfare," Wolpe said. "You have
to give people economic incentives.
After we've got the jobs, then you
have to establish the day care and
See DEBATE, Page 2

Irish nationalist
sounds call for
p4DAeace withP U.K
By DAVID SHEPARDSON
Daily News Editor
DETROIT - Sounding a clarion call for compromise,
the head of the Irish Republican Army's political wing
made a stop in Detroit yesterday to renew his call for
British withdrawal from Northern Ireland.
Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, is on a two-
week U.S. tour, his first since the United States lifted its
ban on him because of the IRA's renouncement of terror-
ism.
"If there can be peace in the Middle East, then there
can be peace in Ireland. If there can be peace in South
Africa, then there can be peace in Ireland," Adams said in
a speech to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters at the
Gaelic League here. "But we must continue the struggle
and continue the work of peace."
Sinn Fein (pronounced SHIN-fayn), is the above-
ground affiliate of the IRA, which for more than two
See ADAMS, Page 2

Gerry Adams, head of the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, talks with civil rights
activists Rosa Parks at a ceremony in Detroit yesterday afternoon.

Defending her firm, Body Shop founder honored by B-School, SNRE

INSIDE

By DAVID HUANG
For the Daily
The founder of The Body Shop is
more interested in helping the indig-
enous people of the Amazon than with
pleasing shareholders with profits.
Anita Roddick defended her cos-
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sympathy, or honorable way of be-
havior, God help us," Roddick told a
crowd of about 800.
Roddick's defense came in the
wake of dozens of recent articles ques-
tioning her London-based company's
ecological policies.

the fastest-growing retail shops in the
world with $700 million in sales last
year.
Roddick was the featured guest at
the annual Nathan Lecture in Corpo-
rate Environmental Management,
where she received a plaque for her

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