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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCV, No. 6-S

Copyyight 1985
ThMichign Doily

Friday, May 24, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Twelve Pages

Attorney
downplays
feminist
issue

City council
unanimously
passes budget

By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
Prosecuting attorney Elizabeth By NADINE LAVAGNINO police and fire departments, the con-
Pollard said yesterday that two For the second consecutive tingency programs, and clerks. Cuts
women accused of defacing a the Ann Arbor City Council was abl re also made in the area of
billboard because it is "sexist" should to strike a compromise and material, supply and conference
be convicted because feminist issues unanimously adopt the city budget. costs.
have nothing to do with the case.
The council needed seven of its 11 "The city needs to cut and monitor
A crowd of about 50 gathered in City members to amend the original more closely the dollars spent on
Hall to support Mary Emanoil and budget made by City Administrator miscellaneous items," Jeff Epton
Jennifer Akfirat, who face a charge of w Godfrey Collins, and councilmembers (D-Third Ward) said.
malicious destruction of a sign. were able to reach an agreement last
night on the $40.71 million budget, THE Democratic caucus had been
EMANOIL AND Akfirat allegedly 1which runs from July 1, 1985 to June worried adding funding for social ser-
defaced a billboard on North Main 30,1986s
Street which depicts a reclining vices and the adopted city budget has
woman in aslinky black dress and in- THE ADOPTED plan includes a an icrease in the spending from
vites motorists to "Feel the Velvet , $500,000 decrease in expenditures.
Canadian" - Black Velvet Whiskey. -g"It took a lot of negotiating on the The following services and
Typart of both parties - each party programs will receive more funding
The six-member jury was picked af- wanted to decrease the proposed tax from the city under the compromise
ter two hours of extensive Take m e away Associated Press rate increase," said Councilmember budget: public housing, emergency
questioning, and several of Akfiratd A Princeton University student is carried away by police early yester- Doris Preston (D-Fifth Ward). food distribution, the Crime Preven-
that only two women were selected. day. He was one of scores of students who were arrested after a protest of The adopted plan made changes in tion Center, Affirmative Action Study,
But Carole McCabe, a member of South African apartheid and a blockade of the University's ad- how the city generates revenue by and child care scholarships.
Women Rebelling in a Sexist En- ministration building. getting more funds from TANS (Tax
vironment, sais she wasn't bothered Anticipation Note System), the In- The budget will be balanced by
by the selection. (ira d es ., o t e vestment Inc. Fund, revenue using surplus cash from the Airport
by a reso ntin.sharing, and the engineering fund. Hangar revenue bond. "We need to
"I presume that both Jennifer's and have... .a balanced budget was the
Mary's lawyers did their best in the By STEVE HERZ three weeks ago, the office didn't begin "THE TANS and Insurance Fund Republican party approach," said
selection," she said. For better or for worse, an annual mailing out transcripts until this week were not known at the time the budget James Blow (R-Second Ward).
Michigan tradition is underway - the because they include students' com- , .s Democratic Mayor Edward Pierce
POLLARD SAID in her opening ad- registrar's office said yesterday that plete academic records, according to was prepared," Collins said, publicly praised Epton, Larry Hahn
dress that the billboard's content has grades for the winter semester have AssociateRegistrar Douglas Woolley. Expenditures were cut from the (R-Fourth Ward), and Gerald Jer-
no bearing on the case. finally been mailed. And as Woolley said, "When you're proposed plan in budgets for the- nigan (R-Fourth Ward) for their work
See OFFICERS, Pg. 2 Although final examinations ended See WINTER, Page 3 on the new budget.
Plan for student regents will face obstacles

By KERY MURAKAMI
Michigan Student Assembly President
Paul Josephson's plan to have students
on the University Board of Regents faces
a long uphill battle, undoubtedly facing
opposition - including from the current
board.
Josephson said at the Tuesday meeting
of the assembly that he has gotten feed-
back for his plan from several officials,
including U.S. Rep. William Ford (D-
Mich.) and State Representative Perry
Bullard.

THE PLAN would add five members to
the current eight-member board - two
students elected during MSA elections,
one faculty member elected by the
faculty senate, one representative elec-
ted by Ann Arbor residents during the
April city council elections, and one
representative elected by the Alumni
'Association. Currently, the regents are
elected in state elections.
But the change would have to be a
time-consuming change in the state con-
stitution, made by two-thirds of the state

legislature. Josephson also proposed that BUT THESE plans are far from being
in the interim, "until the legal changes implemented. Bullard, who was involved
can be made," one representative from in legislation to enable students to run for
each constituency would be appointed. regents seats, said that the proposal
These interim representatives wouldn't "made perfect sense," but that it would
have a vote, but would "have the same face opposition in the legislature.
access to University information curren- "Under the current political climate,"
tly available to the regents, and would Bullard said, "it's doubtful that the plan
participate fully in all discussions of the will sweep the country." Bullard added,
board." however, that it was good to have "plans
Their role would be similar to that like these ready when the political
played by the University's Executive Of- climate does change."
ficers. See JOSEPHSON, Page 4

Roach
... opposes plan

Repeat Hiatus Murdoch
Mostly clear with a high in the The Daily is taking a break but will Rupert Murdoch makes a bid for
upper 70s. return next Wednesday. U.S. citizenship. inion, Page 5

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