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MSA reps
question
quorum
for budget
CSJ rules budget will
not go into effect
without approval of
meeting minutes
By CATHY BOGUSLASKI
Daily Staff Reporter
As the fall term heads into its
second month, the Michigan Student
Assembly is still working on its first
order of business - passing a budget.
A group of MSA representatives
filed a complaint with the Central
Student Judiciary (CSJ) after last
Tuesday's meeting alleging that the
vote on the external budget was im-
proper.
They claim that less than the nec-
essary 23 members were present when
A vote was taken.
"At best, according to their own
records, they had 21 people (in the
room)," asserted Rackham Rep. Josh
Grossman, a plaintiff in the case.
The judiciary ruled Friday night
that the fate of the vote rests with the
assembly. If MSA approves the min-
utes of last Tuesday's meeting, in-
cluding a list of names of assembly
nmembers who were in the room but
abstained from the vote, the budget
stands as passed.
If the minutes are not passed, MSA
will be forced to reconsider the exter-
nal budget again, perhaps as early as
tomorrow night's meeting.
The unapproved minutes currently
show a vote of 15-4 in favor of the
budget. No abstentions are recorded.
Assembly members who sup-
ported funding for the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union (AATU) left the meet-
ing just before the vote in an attempt
to break quorum. They were protest-
ing the budget, which includes a frac-
tion of the funds once allocated for
AATU.
Student General Counsel Paul
Scublinsky said, "At no time was there
See BUDGET, Page 2

RETIRING A PRESIDENT'S NUMBER
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Comm chair
urges 'caution'
Letter to faculty warns of
changes for newer students

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
In preparation for an overhaul or
possible elimination of the Depart-
ment of Communication, interim chair
John Chamberlin has told department
faculty to use "caution" in advising
lower division students this term.
"It is likely that some changes in
course offerings and degree require-
ments will occur in response to the
recommendations of the Advisory
Committee, and these changes will
affect students differently depending
on how far they have progressed
through their undergraduate educa-
tion," Chamberlin wrote in an Oct. 4
letter to communication faculty.
In June, LSA Dean Edie N.
Goldenberg appointed the committee
to decide the fate of the troubled com-
munication department. The commit-
tee has been given a Dec. I deadline
to make recommendations on the or-
ganization of the academic program,

faculty appointment and governance
and degree requirements.
Juniors and seniors who have
declared a concentration in the de-
partment will not be affected by the
decisions in response to the
committee's recommendations,
Chamberlin said.
But students in the lower division
or perspective students may not be
able to complete the concentration.
"I think it is wise to use caution in
advising such students during the cur-
rent term. The implications of the
recommendations for these students
should become clearer in winter term
and advisers will be in a better posi-
tion to provide sound advice to stu-
dents at that point," Chamberlin said
in the letter.
The committee plans to improve
the future of the department by for-
mulating a new curriculum to im-
prove communication education.
See COMM, Page 2

OOUGLAS KANTER/Daily
During halftime at Saturday's game, the University retired former President Gerald Ford's football jersey. Ford was a
member on the 1933 and 1934 Michigan national championship teams. An offensive lineman, he captured the
squad's Most Valuable Player award in 1935, his senior year. See Q & A with Ford in SPORTSMonday, Page 3.

36,000 U.S. troops to head for Persian Gulf

The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The Penta-
gon announced yesterday night that a
total of 36,000 troops are being sent
to the Persian Gulf region this week in
response to Iraq's massing of army
divisions'near its border with Kuwait.
A isenior Pentagon official also
said yesterday night that the United
States has "preliminary indications"
that Iraq is moving a third division of
its Republican Guards south to join
the two other divisions that started
shifting toward the border with Ku-
wait last week. All told, more than
8Q,000 Iraqi troops are near or mov-

ing toward the Kuwaiti border area,
Pentagon officials said.
The Pentagon announcement came
shortly after a top Clinton administra-
tion official described the Iraqi troop
movements as a "hostile" act that
could be met with a U.S. military
response even if those troops do not
invade Kuwait, as they did in 1990.
United Nations Ambassador
Madeleine K. Albright described the
troop movements as "disrupting the
stability in the region. ... We consider
this hostile."
The United States began sending
troops and ships to the Persian Gulf

on Friday. Early Sunday, Secretary of
Defense William J. Perry announced
that a new contingent of Air Force
and Navy attack aircraft had been
dispatched yesterday. "This is a for-
midable military force," Perry said in
describing the new deployments.
Last night, the Pentagon said
18,000 Marines from Camp Pendleton
in California and 12,000 soldiers from
the 24th Mechanized Infantry Divi-
sion at Fort Stewart, Ga., would be
sent to Kuwait. About 4,000 24th
Infantry troops were ordered there
Saturday; 2,000 Marines are in the
Persian Gulf. An additional 10000 to

15,000 soldiers have been put on alert.
In Iraq, Foreign Minister
Mohammad Saeed al-Sahaf said in a
statement carried by the Iraqi News
Agency that his country was seeking
a diplomatic solution but wanted
United Nations guarantees of an end
to international sanctions that grew
out of the 1991 gulf war, in which a
U.N. force led by the United States
ousted Iraqi forces from Kuwait. The
United States and its allies have main-
tained that Iraq must meet the terms it
agreed to end the war, including rec-
ognizing Kuwait's sovereignty, be-
fore the sanctions can be lifted.

Albright's tough line came in re-
marks on CNN's "Late Edition" after
she left a White House session on
Iraq. She sternly warned Saddam not
to "miscalculate" and doubt U.S. re-
solve and said the invasion of Kuwait
by Iraqi forces moving across the
border as they did four years ago
would be an "obvious" reason for a
U.S. military response.
But she added that the United
States is now discussing internally
and with its allies "under what cir-
cumstances the regional instability"
caused by the Iraqi troop movements,
See IRAQ, Page 2

The Rc
ngler says W
Olan lacks spec
By JONATHAN BERNDT state public school.
Daily Staff Reporter "The last audit in
SOUTHFIELD -- The econom- was sound, but it i
cs of education continued to domi- viable to open new
ate the gubernatorial campaign, as it state treasurer Dou
as Michigan politics for the last 15 chairs the board th
. onths, during last night's televised MET.
ebate between Democratic chal- Roberts cited con
enger Howard Wolpe and Republi- est rates as the main
an incumbent would not be able to
lohn Engler. r 9 rates and federal irn
W o 1 p e thus should not take
romised to res- tracts.
rrect the Michi- When Engler clo
an Education he did promise to h
Frust, a program contracts, said John 1
hat guaranteed [ spokesman.
Tition at any in- Wolpe began th
gate school. discouraging news f
ngler closed He trails Engler by
e program be- age points in polls 1
ause of finan- organizations last w
ial uncertain- While the numb
ies. Engler's deficit four.
"(Engler) took public education he came back to de
ax money and diverted it to private bent Jim Blanchard
cademies. I will reopen MET so you margin, the governo
an send your kids to college," Wolpe confident.
aid in his opening statement. "Right now, no
By buying into the fund, either in back and it's a pretty
lump sum or installments and amount Engler said. "Then
ased on the amount of time before agenda."
he child would enter college, parents
ould pay for four years at any in- See D

gad to Lansing

Ape
ndicated the fund
s not financially
contracts," said
g Roberts, who
at could reopen
ntinued low inter-
reason the fund
pay future tuition
ncome taxes and
on any new con-
sed the program,
onor all existing
Truscott, Engler's
e day with some
rom recent polls.
15 to 25 percent-
taken by various
eek.
ers are similar to
years ago, when
feat then-incum-
by a very slim
r continued to be
body's pushing
y easy campaign,
re is no Wolpe
EBATE, Page 5

ov.

Cedras to resign
today, sources say

Los Angeles Times
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - In-
creased U.S. pressure paid off yester-
day as diplomatic sources said that
Haitian army commander Lt. Gen.
Raoul Cedras and the army chief of
staff, Brig. Gen. Philippe Biamby,
will resign today, clearing the way for
exiled President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide to return without distraction.
Cedras and Biamby are required
by an agreement signed-last month to
give up their posts no later than Satur-
day, the expected date of Aristide's
return. But U.S. officials pressed the
two relentlessly to give up power
immediately and to accept exile even
though the agreement does not re-
quire either man to leave Haiti.
To make sure the message was
clear, Cedras was told during a meet-
ing yesterday afternoon with Lt. Gen.
Hugh Shelton, the commander of U.S.
troops here, that he and Biamby should
retire before the Saturday deadline
and get out of the country.
"Monday would be good, but no
later than Wednesday," is the way one
U.S. military source described the gist
of Shelton's remarks to Cedras.
In addition to Cedras and Biamby,
U.S. officials said they want nearly
all of the Haitian military high com-
mand to leave office. The only excep-
tion is Gen. Jean-Claude Duperval,
who will be given temporary com-
mand of the army.
The new high command, which
will also serve on an interim basis,'
will be composed of lower-ranking
rnlnnnal nA l lantannnt cnlanalewhn

Cedras

and were not directly involved in the
Sept. 30, 1991, coup that drove
Aristide from office.
Confusion reigned yesterday about
when Cedras and Biamby were ex-
pected to leave.
Some sources said the two men
would step down this morning; oth-
ers said they would submit resigna-
tions tomorrow to be effective
Wednesday.
Earlier on NBC-TV's "Meet the
Press," White House Chief of Staff
Leon Panetta said he could not con-
firm reports that Cedras would resign
today. "I can't confirm that at this
point, but, clearly, we have this mis-
sion on track right now," he said.
Ak ir 0vnert to nive u n nffi

Democratic challenger Howard Wolpe, trailing 15- 25 points behind C
Engler in recent polls, talks after last night's debate in Southfield.

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