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One hundred six years of edikorid, freedom
November 25, 1996
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Parties take hit in
MSA rep. elections
By Will Weissert
D~aily Staff Reporter
Going into the Michigan Student
Assembly elections last week, many
candidates and assembly members
thought this term would be dominated
by strong party showings.
They were wrong.
In fact, of the record eight parties
that fielded slates during this month's
elections, only two succeeded in gain-
ing vacant seats.
Instead, this election was dominated
by ndependent candidates.
In recent elections it was rare for
independent candidates to win vacant
LSA assembly seats. But this term,
independents Andy Schor and Barry
Rosenberg -- both incumbents -
nabbed LSA seats.
Unofficial results show that only~
about 12 percent of LSA students cast
ballots. Michigan Party chair and
incumbent LSA Rep. Dan Serota
retained his seat with the election's
highest vote total.
"I think Ive worked really hard for
students," Serota said. "I'm really glad
they appreciate what I'm doing and that
I received so much support.
But it was Schor and Rosenberg who
surprised others in the race. Not only
did they retain their LSA seats, but they
managed to achieve the second- and
third-most LSA votes.
"I did a lot of things to increase my
name recognition and visibility" Schor
said. "Instead of running on the issues
like a lot of people did, I ran on why I
deserve to be on the assembly - any-
one can work on these issues. I told
people why that person should be me.'
In addition to Serota's strong show-
See REPS, Page 7A
MSA representatives, in order of votes
1, Dan Serota (Michigan Party)
2, Andy Schor (Independent)
3. Barry Rosenberg (1)
4. Jennifer Genovese (MP)
5. Mike Nagrant (MP)
G. Ian Lucas (MP)
7T Doug Yatter (MP)
8, Aphrodite Nikolouski (Crush the
Purple Dinosaur Party)
1. Mark Dub (1)
2. Jasmine Khambatta (1)
3. David Burden (CPDP)
1. Rajeshri Gandhi (I)
1. Joshua Trapani (1)
2. Mike Pniewski (CPDP)
3. Dean Chung (CPDP)
1, Robert Myers (I)
School of Public Health
-1. Jeffrey Holehausen (MP)
1. Charity Bracy (I)
1. Brad Holcman (MP)
1. Alex Pavlovsky (MP)
Students pass $1 fee increase
Tai Streets runs for the only Michigan touchdown of Saturday's game against Ohio State University. The Wolverines dashed
the national championship hopes of the Rose Bowl-bound Buckeyes.
By Barry Sollenberger Suddenly, the Wolverines tra
ily Sports Editor only two. More importantly, th(
In the end, it just didn't matter. the momentum that would eve
It didn't matter that Ohio State was enable them to defeat Ohio State
No. 2 in the nation. It didn't matter that seventh time in the past nine yea
the Buckeyes were undefeated. Or that "It seemed from that point o
they had already locked up a Rose Bowl were a different team," Ohi
berth. Or even that the Michigan-Ohio coach John Cooper said. "The'
State game was in Columbus. one big play in the ball game,
In the end, it just didn't matter. didn't. That was the difference."
Because when Michigan plays Ohio Saturday's game marked the
State, the Wolverines are almost always straight year in which the Wol
-their best. Michigan's 13-9 victory over defeated Ohio State, whe
Buckeyes on Saturday was proof. Buckeyes was undefeated and
Behind a dominating defense and No. 2. Last year in Ann
backup quarterback Brian Griese, the Michigan stunned the Buckeyes
Wolverines rallied from a 9-0 halftime knocking them out of the Rose
deficit to post one of the largest upsets But as shocking as last s
in school history. Michigan victory was, this o
Michigan managed just 62 yards of more astonishing. The Wolverin
total offense in the opening half but -into the game as 17 1 /2-poht
struck early in the third quarter. On the dogs and had dropped two
second play of the second half, Griese, games in which they were favore
f ho was playing for injured starter Purdue and Penn State.
cott Dreisbach, found wide receiver With their victory Saturd
Tai Streets on a pass play that covered Wolverines are probably heade
69 yards for a touchdown. Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., o
iled by to play a team from the Southeastern
ey had Conference. Ohio State is still going to
ntually the Rose Bowl to meet undefeated
for the Arizona State on Jan. 1.
ars. In Ann Arbor, some students thought
n, they Michigan didn't have much of a chance.
o State "I was a little surprised by (the
y made game)," said LSA junior Rob Favre. "I
and we was surprised that Ohio State, in the
second half, didn't get it together."
second The Buckeyes, running behind
verines Heisman Trophy candidate Orlando
n the Pace, rushed for just five yards in the
ranked second half. Linebacker Jarrett Irons
Arbor, and the rest of the Michigan defense
31-23, owned the second half, holding Ohio
Bowl. State to just 84 total yards.
eason's Still, despite the tremendous odds
ne was that faced the Wolverines before the
es came game, other students said they weren't
under- surprised by the outcome.
straight "It was a great game," said LSA
ed - to junior Joe Bizon. "I've been a Michigan
fan since I was five, and I always expect
ay. the Michigan to beat Ohio State."
d to the Inside: Complete coverage of
n Jan. 1 Saturday's game. Page 1B.
By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
Only a small percentage of the stu-
dent body voted in last week's
Michigan Student Assembly elections
- but those who did cast xotes favor-
ing an increase of SI to the current
$2.69 per-term student fee for every
student on campus.
The increase, which must go before
the University Board of Regents for
approval, would be effective next fall.
The measure to increase MSA gener-
al funds passed by an overwhelming
"This is good news for students
because MSA will have more money to
fund student leadership programs and
student groups on campus:' said MSA
President Fiona Rose. "A portion of the
additional funding will go to reinfore-
ing MSA's physical health, but a large
chunk of it will go directly to students
- this is a victory for students."
The regents plan. to vote on the
increase at their June meeting. Rose
said she expects the increase to pass
w ithout major objection.
"I think (the regents) will see that the
students support this," Rose said. "I
don't anticipate any problems."
Those who turned out to vote were
confronted with three separate ballot
questions, which could have brought
the student fee eventually up to $6.19.
But students defeated a $1 increase
that would have gone to individual col-
lege and school governments. They also
voted down a $1.50 increase for Project
Serve, the Black Volunteer Network and
other service groups on campus.
See FEES, Page 7A
Group camps out on Diag
for homeless awareness
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Stall Reporter
GRAND RAPIDS The last time
John Engler and prominent governors
from across the country convened in
Michigan. they hyped an economic
plan and a presidential ticket they said
would rebuild America.
The Republican Governors
Association opened its annual confer-
ence yesterday without Bob D~ole and
Jack Kemp - but with the same mes-
sage of tax cuts and decentralized gov-
ernment. The conference. which runs
through Tuesday, kicked off with a reaf-
firmation of Republican ideology and a
new analysis of Democratic victories in
"Republican ideology won this elec-
tion." said New Jersey Gov. Christine
President Clinton adopted
"Republican" ideas of tax cuts and wel-
fare reform to defeat Bob Dole. gover-
"Bill-Clinton did a very good job of
nc.'tralizing Bob Dole's tax message,
said conservative economist Stephen
Moore. "It was hard for people to deci-
By Anita Chik
Daily Staff Reporter
Early Friday morning, 15 students woke up on the Diag to
the sounds of birds chirping.
They weren't lying there because they were locked out of'
their dorm rooms or apartments - they spent the night there
to support Homeless Awareness Week.
"It's just really cold right now" said Nursing first-year stu-
dent Claire Coughlan, who camped from 2 a.m. until about 7
3n. Friday morning. "It's a good experience."
"It makes you think about what other people are going to
do every night," Coughlan said. "You just did one night but
you just felt awful."
While the "sleepout" was designed to raise community
awareness about homelessness around Ann Arbor, partici-
pants said it increased their own understanding of the suffer-
ing of homeless people.
"On my way back to my friend's house, I saw someone
who was sleeping on the side of the street," said RC junior
Akari Rokumoto. "This person just went through the same
night that we couldn't stand or we couldn't go through. It
makes me look at him in a different way."
The sleepout was organized by Project Serve's hunger,
homelessness and poverty committee, which aims to expose
students to the problem of homelessness. According to feder-
al government estimates, about 7 million people in the United
States are homeless.s
Volunteers visited different shelters and housing around
Ann Arbor before they returned to the Diag in a candlelight
march to hear speeches given by representatives from Avalon
House and Ozone House.
Avalon House provides housing for the homeless, mental-
ly ill and those with minimum-wage jobs or fixed incomes.
See HOMELESS, Page 7A
Gov. John Engler speaks during a meeting of the Republican Governor's
Association at the Amway Hotel in Grand Rapids yesterday.
pher between who wants to cut taxes
most. When the Democrats have to use
your rhetoric ... that shows something
good is happening."
Moore touted supply-side tax cuts
and conservative economic policies at a
panel discussion where states whose
Republican governors had reduced
taxes to boost the economy were the
stars of the show.
"Almost every state, like Michigan,
that has enacted supply-side tax cuts
has had very positive consequences,"
The governors said states with high
See GOVERNORS, Page 7A
Students hit streets in search of a lease
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
With hundreds of options to choose from. the experi-
ence can be overwhelming. But once again students
have begun to hit the streets, contending with leases,
landlords and increasing rent prices.
The search is on to find housing for next year.
"The majority of students begin looking (for hous-
ing) around Nov. 1." said Jani Platz, leasing marketing
director for Prime Student Housing. "We definitely
noticed an increase in appointments and traffic."
Platz said most of Prime's housing units are rented by
"It's amazing how early it starts here," said LSA
sophomore Andreas Michas. who began his search for
hcnwino last x!ar hfore Thankcuivin).
"We really strongly encourage people to take their quality of an apartment or house, what often remains a
time to look for an apartment that meets their needs." he mystery is the nature of a future landlord.
said. "There is a wide variety of housing options in Ann "I don't know if you can say what are the character-
Arbor" istics of a good landlord." Fox said. "There -are some
And this variety can be part of what makes the search landlords who are worse than others. but for-:the most
experience so daunting. 100_part. the tenant-land-
Close to 450 landlords are registered y lord relationship has
with the University's housing office. To amN ifl built-in adversarial
help students find housing. the office e qualities.
offers informational pamphlets and area now early vt rrs LSA senior
maps. Starting Dec. 2, the office will post Saranna Berger said
listings of available housing units. hiere " that while character-
"This is often a good place to start," Andreas Michas istics such as honesty
Micale said. and integrity are
After finding housing they are interest- LSA sophomore important in a land-
ed in students should take a tour to check lord, students often