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CLOSED
Continued from page 1.
Harrison said. "I still think any step
we can take to make searches confi-
dential are good steps."
Smith said the changes to the bill
would not increase public involve-
ment in the process. "I've been a
member of governing bodies, and I
know how easy it is to manipulate the
selection process," she said.
Duderstadt said an open search
limits the number of strong candi-
dates who would apply.
"I think the Open Meetings Act
has a very significant negative impact
on the quality of people chosen in
those searches," Duderstadt said. "It
makes it increasingly difficult to get

the kind of candidate you want."
Duderstadt also said it would make
it more difficult to compete with private
universities and public institutions in
other states that allow closed searches.
But Smith said it is important to
know how the candidates respond to
public pressures.
"I think the problem is not with the
Open Meetings Act, but with the can-
didates themselves," Smith said. She
said if candidates fear being fired for
applying to apost, it would have more
to do with their relationship with their
current institution.
Members of the Michigan Student
Assembly went to Lansing yesterday
to oppose the changes.
"There's no evidence that an open
presidential search hinders a univer-
sity from attracting qualified candi-

dates," said Flint Wainess, MSA presi-
dent-elect.
Besides Wainess, LSA Reps. Paul
Scublinsky, Fiona Rose and Emily
Berry, and LSA Rep.-elect Probir
Mehta traveled to Lansing.
Schwarz said he has no problem
with the Open Meetings Act, but said
university presidential searches
should be exempt.
"The state constitution is unam-
biguous on the point that the presi-
dent of a university must be elected

by the board or trustees of that univer-
sity," Schwarz said. "They should
have control over the process. I be-
lieve it is impossible to do a thorough
search in the present climate."
But Wainess said the voters should
be involved in the selection.
"We're asking for a voice. We're
asking for the rights that every voter
in the state of Michigan should be
entitled to," Wainess said.
- The Associated Press contributed
to this report.

NATIONAL . EPORT
Specter announces bid for President
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Sen. Arlen Specter, a moderate
who supports abortion rights, declared his presidential candi-
dacy yesterday with a warning to fellow Republicans not to
become "so captive to the demands of the intolerant right" that
they end up re-electing President Clinton.
Specter, 65, launched his long-shotbid in the shadow oftho
Lincoln Memorial and then repeated his declaration in the
rotunda of the state Capitol in his home state of Pennsylvania.
His harshest words were reserved for abortion foes and
religious conservatives, not Clinton.
Specter He pledged to "lead the fight to strip the strident anti-
choice language from the Republican national platform."
And he criticized religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and others he said were
bent on ripping down a constitutional barrier separating church and state and
on blacklisting Republicans who support abortion rights.
Specter said his centerpiece economic proposal was to junk an income ta
system riddled with loopholes for the rich in favor of a 20 percent flat tax, wit
deductions only for mortgage interest and charitable contributions.

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HASH BASH
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wards," Brook said.
Musical group Enuff Z'Nuff is
scheduled to perform during that hour.
Steve Hager, editor of High Times
magazine, will speak at the event,
along with a host of other legalization
proponents, including Brook.
"We just want to give out support
of those people because we support
medical use as well as other uses like
paper, clothes and stuff like that,"
Christoff said.
The group had to pay a $735 clean-
up deposit, which does not include
security costs. Students asked local
businesses for sponsorship, but only
two donated money: Stairway to
Heaven and In Flight, both on State
Street.
Christoff said one individual also
contributed $200 and that Brook as-
sembled the remainder of the deposit
money. "We just tried to do whatever
we could to make it possible,"
Christoff said.

Although last year's event left the
Diag in a state of shambles, gatherers
usually just want to come out and
have a good time.
Engineering first-year student Jon
Ameel said, "I'm looking forward to
the drums, the drum circles."
For many hackey-sackers and
people-watchers, the event is merely
a social one, but 108 arrests at last
year's event indicate that many at-
tendees engage in pot smoking or
other illegal activities.
"We support theirright to free speech
and free expression - the University
has always supported that - but with
this particular group, they sometimes
go beyond that," Peterson said.
The Department of Public Safety
is coordinating efforts to patrol the
Diag and the Ann Arbor Police will
patrol off-campus areas.
HEMP A2 has paid its clean-up fees
and performers are getting ready for
tomorrow. The weather may be the
only obstacle in the way of a safe and
fun Hash Bash -tomorrow's low is in
the 20s with winds and clouds.

Simpson prosecutors
to bring in trash can
LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors
plan to haul an airport trash can into
court along with a new witness to
suggest O.J. Simpson disposed of
something before leaving town the
night his ex-wife and a friend were
murdered, according to a court tran-
script released yesterday.
Deputy District Marcia Clark said
a witness had come forward with rec-
ollections of seeing Simpson stand-
ing by a trash can at Los Angeles
International Airport before his late-
night flight to Chicago on June 12,
1994.
"This witness will state that he
saw Mr. Simpson reach down, then
reach back up and go into his bag and
zip it up," Clark told attorneys and the
judge at a sidebar conference Wednes-
day.
"The trash can is coming, too,"
she said.
The witness's name was not re-
leased, but Clark said his testimony

would corroborate limousine :driver
Allan Park's statement that Simpson
placed a duffel bag on a trash can as
he checked his luggage around 11:30
p.m.
FCC: Plan will lower
long-distance rates
WASHINGTON - Americans'
long-distance telephone bills could
go down as much as $1 billion this
year because of a federal agency's
decision to reduce the payments big
carriers must make to local compa-
nies. But the new plan will translate
into mere pocket change for the aver-
age customer.
The Federal Communications Com-
mission voted 4-1 yesterday to order a
cut in the charges long-distance carriers
pay to local phone companies to begin
and end long-distance calls.
Long-distance customers will see
roughly 2 percent trimmed off their
total bills by the action, said Mark
Uretsky, a chief economist at the
FCC's Common Carrier Bureau.

STATE
Continued from page 1
ment which denied the University its
annual appropriations increase for
next year, which was set at 3 percent,
or $8.4 million. Hood's amendment
passed the House Appropriations
Committee last week, and the House
will vote on both amendments.
Hood proposed his amendment be-
cause 33.4 percent of University under-
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graduates are out-of-state students.-The
state Legislature requests that the Uni-
versity keeps its undergraduate non-
resident enrollment at 30 percent, but
cannot enforce this request because of
the University's autonomy under the
state Constitution.
Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith (D-
South Lyon) said yesterday that
Engler's budget was unfair, but she
had not yet seen Profit's amendment.
She questioned Engler' s method of
awarding appropriations based on the
Carnegie classification system, which
groups schools by their mission.
"If we commit to the concept of
the Carnegie Credit," Smith said,
"we're going to be committed to pick-
ing out favorites every year."
Instead, Smith favors an across-
the-board increase for all universi-
ties.
Truscott defended Engler's deci-
sion to give the three schools the
bonus appropriation. "Michigan has
already received one of the highest
in-state contributions," he said. He
added that the three universities slated
for bonuses were at the bottom of
state funding in their respective cat-
egories.
Smith said she plans to vote against
Hood's amendment should it pass the
House and come up in the Senate. "I
disagree with the amendment in that
it took away all of the University's
increase for the year," Smith said. "I
think it has a rather devastating im-
pact on the University and its stu-
dents.
"I think there are other ways we
could have approached the situation,"
Smith said, suggesting that the Legis-
lature could have warned the Univer-
sity a year in advance.
The University of Michigan
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
is now accepting petitions for
"Grand Duke"
(fall '95)for: Director,
music director, set and
costume designer
Call 434-4722 by April, 1995
Religious
Services
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(behind Laura Ashley)
S IUNAY: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist
followed by informal supper
All Welcome 665-0606
The Rev'd Virginia Peacock, Chaplin
CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER CHURCH
Worship: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
2146 Moeller Ave. Ypsilanti
4854670 Pastor Henry J. Healey

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
"Operation Uphold Democracy" is
ending in triumph for President
Clinton, who arrives today to transfer
responsibility for the U.S.-led mis-
sion to the United Nations.
But as Haiti gears up for June elec-
tions, the smaller U.N. force will have
to deal with a new kind of insecurity
resulting from political killings,afright-
ening crime wave and the unfinished
business of economic recovery.
The new violence has raised doubts
about whether the American inter-
vention has produced the "secure and
stable environment" that U.N. resolu-
tions set as a precondition for the
handover to the smaller U.N. force.
Politician Jean-Claude Roy, who
saw his friend and fellow conserva-
tive assassinated last week, was highly
skeptical. "A stable and secure envi-
ronment?" he asked. "Sure, for the
Americans. But not for us Haitians."
American troops landed Sept. 19
to oversee a deal by which the mili-
tary regime agreed to step down peace-
fully and turn overpower to President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, whom they
had overthrown three years earlier.
Aristide returned Oct. 15 to begin

Japan opens manhunt
in wake of shootings 0
TOKYO - Officers mounted a
huge manhunt in a quiet neighbor-
hood yesterday after a brazen day-
light ambush on Japan's top police
official and threats of new attacks if
policecontinue investigating adooms-
day cult.
The sect, called Aum Shinri Kyo
or Supreme Truth, is the prime sus-@
pect in the March 20 nerve gas attack
on the Tokyo subways that killed 10
people and sickened 5,500 others. It
denies involvement, but police have
seized a cache of chemicals and equip-
ment for making nerve gas in raids at
the sect's compounds.
The cult also denied involvement
in the attack on National Police
Agency head Takaji Kunimatsu, who.
was shot four times from behind by a
masked assailant as he was leaving
his Tokyo condominium for work
yesterday morning. Kunimatsu was
in serious condition after surgery in
which he needed 21 pints of blood.

AROUND WORLD
Clinton visits Haiti as re-establishing democracy, which will
get a crucial test in June 4 legislative
U.S. authority ends elections.

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