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MSA representatives
continue to protest
decrease in tenants'
union funding
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly,
after more than a month of trying, has
finally passed its budget.
Last night, the assembly ratified
external budget, which includes
6,750 designated for lobbying and
no additional funds for the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union (AATU).
The surplus budget already allo-
cates $2,000 for AATU. This amount,
however, is a fraction of what was
allocated to the tenants' union last
Debate over the funding for AATU
has divided the assembly and delayed
budget for most of the last month.
fore the budget was passed last
night, LSA Rep. Brooke Holley in-
formed the assembly that she would
move to reopen the surplus budget at
next week's meeting in order to des-
ignate funds for AATU.
"It shouldn't be a fight between
lobbying and the AATU," Holley said,
adding that both lobbying and AATU
important and should receive
Pattrice Maurer, AATU coordina-
tor, said she was "tentatively hope-
ful" about the outcome of the meet-
ing. AATU had requested $6,500 to
$8,000 in interim funding for their
"I think there is still a possibility
that we will be able to get operating
funds from the surplus budget. Just as
SA has basic bills it needs to pay,
. have basic bills that must be paid
to continue to offer our services to
students," she said. "As long as we
See BUDGET, Page 2
U' anel
Daily Staff Reporter
When faculty members feel that
the University has wronged them, they
often file a grievance to solve their

Some faculty members who have
One this route say the process needs
revision. Yesterday, a panel of fac-
ulty members and administrators dis-
cussed the current University griev-
ance policy and suggested changes to
insure uniformity and fairness in de-
"In order to have faculty gribv-
ance procedures work well, we need
have the word, 'goodwill,' in-
ded," said Jean Loup, chair of the
Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs (SACUA).
James E. Perley, president of the
American Association of University
Professors (AAUP), said the number
of faculty grievances nationwide has
increased in recent years. In Ohio,



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Clinton woos Ford
workers in Dearborn

Daily Staff Reporter
DEARBORN - President
Clinton's visit to southeast Michigan
yesterday was as much an attempt to
repair his image as it was to rally
support for the state's Democratic
congressional candidates.
In a speech to
autoworkers at
the Mustang As-
sembly Plant,'
Clinton said '
should be cred-;
ited with "putting
our economic
house in order."
lines running at
capacity building
the 1994 Motor
Trend Car of the
Year ground to a halt for four hours,
as 1,100 Ford workers left their sta-
tions to attend the address. Because it
was held on Ford Motor Company
property, the event was not open to
the public.
The embattled president used the
trip into union country to underscore

the revival of the auto industry and to
claim credit for creating jobs and cut-
ting most people's taxes.
"We've had nine months now of
growth in manufacturing jobs in a
row for the first time in ten years,"
Clinton said. "America was voted the
most productive country in the world
by the Annual Panel of International
Economists for the first time in nine
years. And we have 4.6 million new
jobs in America in the last 20 months."
Clinton also took credit for higher
exports to Mexico and for cutting the
federal bureaucracy by 252,000 em-
After reviewing his own record,
the president accused Republicans of
stalling significant legislation in Con-
gress for political, not ideological rea-
sons. He charged Republicans with
killing popular legislation intended to
cut the amount of money lawyers
were receiving from the Superfund
environmental clean-up program.
"It's the only time in history chemi-
cal companies and the Sierra Club
have agreed on anything," Clinton
said. "There was nobody in America
against Superfund, except the Repub-
See CLINTON, Page 2

0 News Analysis
Clinton asks:
Where have
Dems gone?
Daily Staff Reporter
There were two marching bands
present 'yesterday - two.
Hundreds of members of the
print and electronic media, a crowd
of thousands, colorful welcome
banners, two U.S. senators and
President Clinton were also there.
It sure looked a lot like a cam-
paign speech.
But conspicuously missing
from the podium at Ford's
Dearborn Assembly Plant were any
state Democratic candidates for
public office.
Yes, Bob Carr, the Democratic
nominee for Michigan's open U.S.
Senate seat was there, but he was
just one of the spectators.
See DEMS, Page 2

Clinton addresses workers at the Ford Mustang Assembly Plant yesterday.

U.N. debates ending sanctions against Iraq

The Washington Post
military deployments near Kuwait
have soured its chances of a sympa-
thetic hearing anytime soon on lifting
the oil and general trade embargo
imposed on it four years ago, diplo-
mats said yesterday.
But the U.N. Security Council re-
mains divided over whether to ease
the sanctions in the more distant fu-
where Perley teaches, grievance-re-
lated inquiries to AAUP have risen
from 4 in 1973 to 383 in 1992.
The University also is a part of
this trend -grievances have doubled
in frequency since 1987. SACUA
member Tom Moore has studied the
grievance.procedure for several years.
With the rise in the faculty use of
grievance procedures, he said, the
University needs to make sure that it
correctly administers the policy.
Moore has compiled statistics on
the history of grievances at the Uni-
versity. Of the 76 grievances be-
tween 1983 and 1993 that Moore has
identified; however, he could only
obtain records on 20 cases.
He urged the University to keep
better records of the grievances and
their results. Kaplan agreed. "If that
was done in every case, we'd have a
list of mistakes to avoid."
From studying the policy and

One of Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein's purposes in moving troops
toward Kuwait apparently was to ex-
press his frustration with the sanc-
tions and display Iraq's military ca-
pabilities if the embargo is not eased.
But the 15 council nations rejected
the move.
"Iraq blew it," U.S. Ambassador
Madeleine K. Albright said, arguing
that Baghdad had destroyed its cred-

The United States contended that,
by moving its troops toward the Ku-
waiti border, Iraq has committed a
new violation of the cease-fire agree-
ment that ended the 1990 Persian Gulf
Iraq's troop movements also seem
to have wrecked its prospects for reap-
ing immediate gains from the one
area of the U.N. program in which it
has shown goodwill: the destruction
of its most lethal weapons.

One catalyst to the current crisis
was a regularly scheduled six-month
report, issued yesterday, by the U.N.
commission overseeing dismantling
of the weapons. Commission chair-
man Rolf Ekeus reported that a sys-
tem for long-term monitoring of Iraq's
weapons industry "provisionally op-
erational" and the U.N. team has be-
gun testing it.
Baghdad expected Ekeus to set a
deadline for telling the Security Coun-

cil that Iraq had met all its obliga-
tions, Arab diplomats said. Ekeus said
Iraqi leaders vented their dismay when
he met with them last week in
Baghdad. "They gave me a message
of despair, depression and skepti-
cism," he said.
Yesterday it was Ekeus's turn to
be pessimistic, based on his reading of
the reaction in New York to Iraq's
military threats. "My honest assess-
See IRAQ, Page 2

Woman who hid
Frank tells 1,000:
Help those in need

For the Daily
Miep Gies, the woman who helped
hide Anne Frank, told a standing-
room-only crowd of more than 1,000
at Rackham Auditorium that people
have no choice but to help those in
need in any circumstance.
"We should tell children that most
victims of poverty and discrimination
are innocent. Therefore, we should
help them," Gies said in receiving the
Raoul Wallenberg Medal.
Many students were turned away
and others listened to the speech in
the lobby of a jam-packed Rackam
For more than two years, Gies
risked danger daily to bring the Frank
family food, news, and comfort in
Amsterdam - until an informer dis-
closed their location to the Nazis.

"I'm not a hero," Gies said, speak-
ing humbly of her efforts. "My story
is a story of very ordinary people in
extraordinary times."
In intoducing Gies, Public Health
Prof. Irene H. Butter said Gies was
the ideal choice for the medal. "She
acted at great personal risk to do what
was right, decent and just."
After the Gestapo had taken the
Frank family and their friends away,
Gies discovered Anne's diary and kept
it safe for Otto Frank, the only one of
the family to return from the Nazi
death camps.
She began by explaining that she
saw no choice but to help the Frank
family - even though many of her
friends and neighbors believed the
Jews deserved to be persecuted.
"If you ever decide to help people
See GIES, Page 2

Miep Gies speaks to a full audience at Rackham Auditorium last night. She
received the Raoul. Wallenberg Medal for her courage in helping hide Anne
Frank and her family during WWII.


Middle Eas
right direct
Los Angeles Times
DAMASCUS, Syria - Using
some of the most upbeat language he
has ever applied to the knotty nego-
tiations between Syria and Israel, U.S.
cretary of State Warren Christo-
er said yesterday he is increasingly
hopeful the bitter enemies are closing
in on a comprehensive peace agree-
"We are moving in the right direc-
tion," Christopher told reporters after

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t peace is 'moving in the
ion,' Christopher says


tion Council of U.S. determination
to prevent Iraq from renewing ag-
gression against Kuwait, Christopher
returns to Jerusalem tonight to report
to Rabin.
The secretary of state will meet
again with Assad tomorrow before
heading home Friday.
Despite Christopher's optimistic
account, Israel and Syria havenot be-
gun the sort of face-to-face negotia-
tions that U.S. officials believe will

points of disagreement. Neither the
official nor Christopher would dis-
cuss any of the details,
The senior official said both Rabin
and Assad are now asking detailed
questions about the position of the
other, a sharp change from an earlier
stage of the talks in which each side
stated and restated its own
position."They have begun to look at
issues to find where there might be a
basis for common ground," the offi-

LSA sophomore Jennifer
Ireland was in court yesterday
testifying against the father of
her 3-year-old daughter,
Maranda, who is charged with
Noisy pop group Spell does not
want to be considered
"grange." They will be opening
for the MWest PNoets atSt.

U.S. troops prepare
for Aristide's return

U.S. infantrymen yesterday swept
through the Presidential Palace and
surrounding government buildings,
telling employees of the old regime to
pack their bags and leave.
The forced house-cleaning was
one of the final moves before the
scheduled Saturday return of exiled
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

the arrival of the Aristide govern-
ment," Sullivan added.
Yesterday's development ap-
peared to end the five-month reign of
military-installed de facto President
Emile Jonassaint, a former Supreme
Court judge and a devotee of voo-
doo, the local religion that combines
aspects of Catholicism and African
polytheism. There had been a string
of other de facto presidents and prime

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