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'U student
accused of
$100K
book theft
'Student says some
books were his; case
may fall under Code
By Ann Stewart
For the Daily
A University student accused ofsteal-
ing $100,000 in books and artwork from
University libraries said yesterday that
's innocent.
he Ann Arbor police, as well as
Eastern Michigan University officials
and the University's Department of
Public Safety are all investigating the
case. The University is also charging
the student under the Code of Student
Conduct, he said last night.
A warrant has been issued for Kei
Chi Chang, a 34-year-old Rackham stu-
dent for receiving and concealing sto-
len property greater than $100, which is
lony, said University DPS spokes-
person Beth Hall.
Chang said, "The police just want to
build up this case so they exaggerated
the amount."
Hall said DPS found more than 560
books in Chang's apartment, many of
them Asian erotica, along with some
reproductions ofwood block prints done
in the 1600s.
ean of Urnversity Libraries Donald
gs said, "We discovered several
photograph plates missing from the
books. Journal entries were ripped out
of many. It might be impossible to re-
construct many of these volumes."
Chang's Ypsilanti-based attorney Scott
Keillor said many of the books belonged
to Chang. "He purchased many in library
sales of old books that were about to be
thrown out. Many others had been legiti-
mately checked out," he said.
Diggs said Chang had legally checked
out 135 volumes.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Maureen Hartford said last night that
the Code charges, if any, are handled
separately from the criminal charges.
Hartford could not confirm or deny that
Chang is being charged under the Code.
Sgt. Colleen Newton of the EMU De-
partment ofPublic Safety saidthe depart-
mentobtainedawarrantto search Chang's
Artment after he was arrested Jan. 20
for harrassing an EMU student by phone.
Chang was accused of stalking the
student for 14 months.
When EMU officials searched
Chang's apartment, they found the art-
work and books.
Chang chose not to speak to police at
the time.
Newton said Chang was charged with
aggravated stalking, a felony, but plea
E ained the charges down to misde-
-nor stalking. Chang will be sen-
See THEFT, Page 2

Buchanan slides by Dole in N.H.

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Local politicians say
race still undecided

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Conservative rebel Pat
Buchanan won a crucial victory yesterday in New
Hampshire's leadoff presidential primary, nudging Sen. Bob
Dole (R-Kan.) from his perch as Republican front-runner
and throwing the GOP race into three-way turmoil.
Late-charging Lamar Alexander, the
former Tennessee governor, ran a solid
third.
There was no rest after an exhausting
New Hampshire campaign: The candi-
dates launched immediately into a five-
week, 30-state burst of primary contests.
Dole was headed today to the Dako-
tas; Alexander looked South, to Geor-
gia and South Carolina, hoping his Ten-
nessee roots would translate into re-
gional strength. Buchanan headed to r
New York, then to the prairie states. Buchanan
For Buchanan, the commentator-turned-candidate, it was
another dramatic New Hampshire night. Four years ago, he
scored 37 percent against an incumbent GOP president here,
asserting himself - and his often unorthodox views - in
national Republican politics.
With 98 percent of precincts counted, Buchanan had

55,997 votes, or 27 percent, to 53,623 or 26 percent for Dole.
Alexander had 46,616, 23 percent, publishing heir Steve
Forbes was at 12 percent,
Forbes associates said he was reassessing his campaign
but certain to press on for another week because of his efforts
in Arizona and Delaware.
Asked which issue mattered most in deciding how they
voted, one in four cited the economy and jobs and one in five
cited taxes. Roughly 15 percent said the federal budget
deficit. President Clinton swept to overwhelming victory in
the Democratic primary, logging more than 90 percent of the
vote against token opposition.
New Hampshire's results were likely to winnow the GOP
field, although none of the struggling candidates would
immediately admit as much.
Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar was fifth in the GOP primary at
5 percent; Alan Keyes had 3 percent. Illinois businessman
Morry Taylor and California Rep. Robert Dornan had even
less to show for their New Hampshire efforts.
"We have made history again tonight," Buchanan said in
celebration. He delivered a scathing populist critique of the
GOP establishment and big corporations and cast his show-
ing as "a victory for the good men and women of Middle
America."

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
After yesterday's startlingly close
results in the New Hampshire Repub-
lican presidential primary, local vot-
ers and legislators say the race is still
largely undecided.
Normally the first and most trusted
indicator of national voting patterns
for the election year, the New Hamp-
shire primary may not provide the
prediction voters have relied on in
past years.
When the votes were tallied, con-
servative political commentator Pat
Buchanan emerged with a slight edge.
With 98 percent of the votes counted,
Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was a very
close second, only one percentage
point away. Tennessee Gov. Lamar

Alexander made a respectable third
place finish, while publisher Steve
Forbes placed fourth after spending
millions on his campaign.
University political science Prof
John Kingdon said the results indi-
cated three winners, notjust Buchanan.
"My guess is Dole will emerge as
the nominee, but badly bloodied,"
Kingdon said.
"The distance between (the front-
runners) is a crapshoot," he said.
"We'll know a lot more three weeks
from now on Super Tuesday."
Super Tuesday, with seven prima-
ries and one Democratic caucus, will
be March 12.
Kingdon said the early primaries
and caucuses have little real impor-
See PRIMARY, Page 7

Greeks,

U work

Sstctur
Chi Psi withdraws from IFC

By Jennifer Harvey
and Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporters
In an open letter this month to the
Interfraternity Council, the University's
oldest fraternity officially cut off all
ties with IFC, their umbrella organiza-
tion.
Citing IFC's continuing negotiations
with the Dean of Students Office to create
a relationship statement definingthe roles
of the University and the Greek systems
the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Chi Psi
fraternity said in the letter that they "feel
that it is no longer in our best interest to
remain affiliated with the IFC."
"We prefer to be a private organiza-
tion separate from the University," Chi
Psi president and LSA junior John
Goulding said last night.
He said the action would not detract
from the fraternity's image. "We're go-
ing to work real hard to maintain our
prestige," Goulding said.
Talks on the new statement were ini-
tiated two years ago.
Associate Dean of Students Frank
Cianciola said the statement is "endorsed
and embraced" by both the University
and the umbrella organizations (UOs).
Cianciola said the relationship state-
ment is a dynamic document. He said
meetings about the document are open
forums attended by members of the
Greek community.
He said University officials and mem-
bers of the Greek community realized
that while many other schools have
formal statements of mutual expecta-
tions, the University does not.

"There have been disastrous situa-
tions at other campuses involving their
Greek systems," Cianciola said. "Their
relationship statements were defined
by those crises.
"We're creating our statement at time
when we aren't reacting to a crisis," he
said.
Panhellenic Association adviser Mary
Beth Seiler said the pact would not alter
individual chapters' governing systems.
"(The agreement is) primarily going
to be based on self-governance," Seiler
said. "The day-to-day life of the chap-
ters will not change."
Cianciola said, "There are a lot of
things in the statement that are already
present in the Greek community."
The most recent available draft of the
statement, dated Nov. 1, 1995, says"UOs
must ensure that each Chapter occupying
a Chapter house has a live-in member
trained in safety techniques through the
University of Michigan's Resident Ad-
viser Training Program."
The draft also encourages live-in ad-
visers and house directors. Cianciola
said the document offers Greek organi-
zations the opportunity "to tap into train-
ing sessions already going on."
The draft says, "(The University) will
assist in finding house directors or ad-
visers for the chapters." Cianciola said
the University's assistance in choosing
the advisers "would take the burden off
the chapters."
The statement maintains the
University'sjurisdiction over individual
behavior as well as the Greek Activities
See GREEK, Page 2

ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily

Home cookin'
Mary Lindquist (right), founder and president of the Ann Arbor Hospice, directs traffic in her kitchen as Ruth Brend, a
retired professor of linguistics at Michigan State University, helps lead John VanNoord (left), and Mike VanWoerkom,
both Engineering graduate students, to the food that is part of the Tuesday night open dinners hosted by Lindquist for
University students. She has been providing meals for students, faculty, Ann Arbor Christian Reform Church members
and friends for 30 years. The dinners, open to any student who wants a home-cooked meal and friendly atmosphere,
have drawn anywhere between five and 50 students on any given Tuesday, all of whom the Linquist household
stretches to accommodate.

Wolverine Party announces candidates

N Group is second party
to announce a ticket
for MSA elections
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The Wolverine Party tossed its presi-
dential hat into the ring, announcing
External Relations Committee chair
Andy Schor and Budget Priorities Com-
mittee chair Matt Curin as its candi-
dates for Michigan Student Assembly
ident and vice president, respec-
tively.
The Wolverine Party is the second
MSA party to announce its presidential
ticket, and the second party to cite frus-
tration as a key motivation for seeking
the offices.
"There were a lot of people with
good ideas ... but they weren't getting
anything done," said Curin, a Phar-
macy senior.
*I sit there and I looked at the assem-
bly and I say 'this is a problem,' and I
know how to solve that problem," said
Schor, an LSA junior. "As just an as-
sembly member I can't solve that prob-
lem because I need 25 people to agree
with me."
The tn andite tuirned n n f

leadership and MSA needs leadership
that is willing to discuss issues with the
assembly."
Curin fended off a challenge to his
leadership last night with the assembly
voting down a proposal to recall his
position as BPC chair. The financial
status of the committee has been the
center of continued debate within the
assembly for the last month.
"The way (Curin) handled that situa-
tion was poor and that, to a certain
extent, is a demonstration of his abili-
ties," said Students' Party presidential
candidate Jonathan Freeman, a BPC
member.
LSA Rep. Dan Serota, a former Wol-
verine Party member, also expressed
concern about Curin's candidacy.
"I don't think that Matt has shown
himself in the last semester to be a
leader ... as to the recent budget sce-
nario," said Serota, a Michigan Party
member. "I really don't think he isthe
best choice they could have made."
Curin said he doesn'texpect the "non-
BPC crisis" to have a negative effect on
the Wolverine campaign.
The ticket is concerned with rela-
tions between students and different
factions of the University, Curin said.
"Students and facultv don't always

State police to be
used in investigation

JENNIFER BRADLEY-SWIFT/Daily
ISA junior Andy Schor (left) and Pharmacy senior Matt Curin are running for
president and vice president of the Michigan Student Assembly with the Wolverine
Party in next month's elections.

By Sam T. Dudek
Daily Staff Reporter
Three days after a University official
was arrested for a confrontation with a
police officer, University President
James Duderstadt has solicited the help
of the Michigan State Police in the
investigation.
John Matlock, director of the Office
of Academic and Multicultural Initia-
tives, was arrested for assaulting a De-
partment of Public Safety officer Satur-
day night at the Central Campus Recre-
ation Building.
In a written statement yesterday,
Duderstadt said contacting an outside
agency is the best means for obtaining
a fair investigation.
"To be sure that the investigation is
conducted as fairly as possible, we have

the efforts of the Department of Public
Safety in providing a safe environment
at public events, I want to be certain that
all parties get a fair hearing," Duderstadt
said.
Matlock said he was pushed by a
DPS officer upon entering the CCRB.
Matlock said he was scheduled tojudge
a slam-dunk contest at a basketball tour-
nament hosted by the Black Volunteer
Network.
"As soon as I stepped inside, an of-
ficer pushed me and said, 'No one can
come in this door,"' Matlock said. "As
a reaction I lifted his hands and said,
'Don't touch me.'
"The moment I told him not to touch
me, he attacked me," Matlock said. "It
was downhill from there."
He said that the officer then "lunged,

Schor said.
Forming coalitions with groups
within and outside of the assembly is a
high priority for the Wolverine Party
and its candidates, Schor said.
Probir Mehta. a Michigan Party mem-

Schor said the duo shows diversity
through their MSA and academic
backgrounds. Their separate commit-
tee chairs and the fact that Curin is a
representative from one of the
University's smallest schools are posi-

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