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Page 4 - The Michigan Doily - Tuesday, July 9, 1985
'U' Council continues progress

IN BRIEF
From United Press international

(Continued fromPage1) After the units formed their rules
tment in the University. and procedures, Winkelman said the
Instead, it would allow the different council would act as a "supreme
units of the University - for example, court," judging whether the units
the housing department, the athletic followed the council's guidelines.
department, and libraries - to draw University students, faculty, and
up their own rules and procedures. staff would also be allowed to
The council would form guidelines for challenge rules as being unfair,
the units to follow in creating the Winkelman said, just as citizens can
rules. challenge laws to the Supreme Court
THESE GUIDELINES, or "meta- as being unconstitutional. Unlike the
rules and meta-procedures," as Har- U.S. Supreme Court, however,
tman calls them, would include Winkelman said that a rule would not
careful attention to due process, and have to be broken to be challenged,
opportunity for appeal, Hartman said. but only brought before the council.
"THE PROCESS of forming rules
should be an ongoing never ending
Can we process, with rules evolving to fit the
times," Hartman said.
serve you? Hartman also questioned the make-
up of the council, saying that the
current compostition of three ad-
ministrators, three faculty, and three
students on the council might sound
fair, but "it's really six non-students
and three students." She said that
perhaps the number of students
should be increased.
Under the plan, the council would
make policy, and a central coor-
dinator selected by the council would
administer it - "like the president
and theregents," Hartman said.
SINCE THE council has agreed that
life-threatening cases should be han-
yNews-764-0552 died by a central administrator,
Daily NHartman's meta-rules would apply
Daily Sports-764-0562 only to non life-threatening cases.
Daily Classified-764-0557 At the council's meeting two weeks
Daily Disply-764-0554 ago, Susan Eklund, associate de of
ypy- 4n4the law school, presented her draft of
Daily Circulation-764-0558 what the procedures should be in life-
threatening cases. Like Hartman's
draft, the ideas came from discussion
in the council.
Eklund's draft, presented in the
form of a chart, would work as
PUT US TO THE follows. After a "life-threatening"
TEST! event is observed, the proper
authorities would be called, whether
it's campus security, the police, or the
Psychiatric Emergency Service at
University Hospital.

THE UNIVERSITY Council would
also recommend education on how to
respond to these emergencies
properly.
The incident would then be reported
to the Central Coordinator - to be
selected by the Council. The coor-
dinator would then determine what
action to take. After following several
procedures, including interviewing
both the witnesses and the accused,
the coordinator would either refer the
accused to counseling and treatment
services or to more "disciplinary"
procedures.
According to Eklund's chart, the
accused would facea hearing in front
of an impartial hearing judge
provided at the University's expense.
The accused would have the right to
be represented by an attorney or a
member of the University com-
munity.
"SANCTIONS," Eklund writes,
"should be determined and specified
in advance by the University Coun-
cil."
Eklund stressed that the University
must follow due process and "give
adequate notice of the 'charge' and a
meaningful opportunity to present his
side of thestory."
The President of the University,
would also have the power of granting
clemency, Eklund writes.
EKLUND STRESSED that her
draft is merely a rough outline and the
council will have to discuss things like
the question of double jeopardy, when
someone is accused both in civil court
and in a University hearing.
The chart assumes that the coor-
dinator would not follow through with
disciplinary action if the civil
authorities are already pressing
charges. But Eklund says this among
other issues must be spelled out
clearly before ittis released.
All drafts presented to the council
would be altered and refined by the
council before being released to the
University community for comment,
Winkelman said.

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8 killed in train wreck
SAINT-PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY,
France - A Paris-bound express
train slammed into a truck that
tried to beat it to a crossing yester-
day, killing eight people and in-
juring 67 others, including five
Americans, in the worst French
train wreck in11 years.
The train, en route to the capital
from the English Channel port of
Le Havre, was traveling at about
80 mph when it hit the semi-trailer
truck at 9:15 a.m. about 12 miles
south of Rouen in northern France,
said French Naitonal Railway of-
ficials.
Tainted watermelons
ordered destroyed
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
California officials yesterday or-
dered destruction of more than a
million watermelons already in
retail outlets and began a safety
labeling program to avert illness
traced to melons tainted with
pesticide.
State Food and Agriculture
Director Clare Berryhill blamed
the outbreak on a small number of
growers using aldicarb, a pesticide
banned for use on watermelons.
"I am assuming it was an illegal
application," Berryhill said. "If
this pesticide is used properly,
there should be no problem." He
promised vigorous prosecution of
violators.
The double-barreled attack on
widespread watermelon con-
tamination was announced jointly
by the state Department of Food
and Agriculture and the state
Department of Health Services at
a news conference.
Protesters turned
away
MIDLAND, Mich. - A group of
Greenpeace protesters attempted
to occupy sections of Dow
Chemical Co.'s Midland complex
early yesterday, but was turned
back by security guards and
police.
Russ Wild, spokesman for the in-

ternation environmental activist
group best known for dramatic
protests against whaling and sea
hunts, said the protesters had
planned to occupy two towers at
the complex and to string a banner
which read, "You don't know what
you've got 'til it's gone."
Chief Justice critics
advertising by lawyer
WASHINGTON - Chief Justice
Warren Burger, who called some
advertising by lawyers "sheer
shysterism," is out of touch with
the realities of practicing law, at-
torneys charged yesterday.
Lawyers were quick to respond
to Burger's comments-
"He's very isolated,'" said Joel
Hyatt, whose firm, Hyatt Legal
Services, has 170 offices and ad-
vertises heavily on television. "Be
practiced law in a different era. I
suspect he thinks most lawyers who
are advertisiing are basically un-
successful lawyers using un-
dignified ads in an attempt to build
their practice."
Fire continues to
threaten in California
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -
erratic winds returned yestereday
to push a 55,000-acre brushfire into
a coastal city where 2,000 people
were evacuated and a state of
emergency was declared as the toll
from wildfires in the West moun-
ted.
Gains made during a weekend of
favorable weather were wiped out
as the flames roared through the
picturesque Central California city
of 35,000, forcing the closure of a
17-mile stretch of Highway 101 and
the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo cam-
pus.
A 30-foot wall of fire worked its
way down a hillside into a densely
populated residential area,
destroying at least one home and
-threatening several others before
firefighters contained the flames
threatening the northern edge of
town, fire spokeswoman Rhonda
Lazzarani said

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BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) - Gun Moslem west Beirut and win more
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A committee of army commanders
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following the hijacking of TWA Flight The airport is now under the control
847 last month and the 17-day ordeal of of the Shiite Moslems Amal militia.
39 American hostages. President Reagan ordered steps
Lebanon's Moslem leaders were in last week to isolate Beirut airport un-
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