Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII No. 3S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, May 20, 1988 I*, 0
..,j i tMSA funds
BY RYAN TUTAK MSA's student fee should be split
The University's Board of Re- into mandatory and voluntary fund-
gents reopened debate about the ing. He said the portion of the fee
Michigan Student Assembly's fund- allocated toward common student
ing at its monthly meeting yesterday, services - such as the Student Legal
after four University engineering Services and the school student gcv-
students publicly criticized the as- emments - could remain.
sembly. BUT the remainder of the fee,
Sophomore Aaron Williams, re- he said, could be limited to the stu-
cent graduate Elizabeth Jones, and dents who want to contribute to the
seniors John Coleman and Darren assembly through a positive check-
Schumacher each told the regents off system at class registration.
during the public comments session The engineering students argued
that MSA is irresponsible, misman- that many of the assembly's actions
aged, ineffective, and unpopular. do not represent the interests of the
Regent Neal Nielsen (R- majority of students on campus.
Brighton) said he "did not disagree" They brought 500 signatures repre-
with much of the engineering stu-
dents' comments. He suggested that See Regents, Page 2
marital rape law
BY MARGO GILBERT University's Sexual Assault Preven-
Married people in Michigan can tion and Awareness Center.
now be convicted for sexually as- Although the law in itself will
w saulting their spouses, according to a not end marital rape, Steiner said,
unanimously-passed decision by the "increased convictions" could help
Michigan State Senate this week. deter future cases.
The decision met with favorable STATE Rep. Shirley Johnson
reaction from local rape prevention (R-Royai Oak), introduced the bill in
Junior Jim toNAK/Di groups. "I think it will be effective the Michigan House of Representa-
uior Jm Abbott delivers o home plate during Michigan' - 63 opening day Big Ten for giving us a hand to prosecute a tives, where it passed unanimously
tournament victory over Ohio State. The Wolverines will host archrival Michigan State crime that is incredibly common," March 29.
today at 3:30 in Ray Fisher Stadium. said Julie Steiner, director of the See Rape, Page 5
McMurtry, Blue 'rain' Inside
A student writes that the
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supreme over Buckeyes 4onaL
See Opinion, Page 7
BY MICHAEL SALINSKY decisions despite pitching com- needed relief help from Ross
It was about time Jim Abbott plete extra inning gems, held the Powell and John Locker. "I felt L Cris Kirkwood, bass player for
got some luck and some offensive Buckeyes to one run on only three tired," said Abbott, referring to his those three cactus-creeps, the
support, and it was about the best hits during his first seven innings two previous long outings. "I told Meat Puppets, speaks about his
time for Greg McMurtry to break of work. Bud about it." band's"spoiled" style.
out of what has been a season- "I thought Abby threw really But he agreed with his coach See Arts, Page 8
long slump. well," said Michigan head coach that he was throwing well. "I cc-
Most of all, it was a very wet Bud Middaugh. The junior south- ally only made four mistakes," he Z j After winning its third straight
time as Michigan won its Big Ten paw finished with 10 strikeouts, said, "and that was a double, a Big Ten title, the sixth-ranked
championship playoff opener over In the eighth, with a 5-1 lead, triple and two home runs." men's tennis team heads to
Ohio State, 6-3. Abbott gave up homers to Jay Georgia for the NCAA's.
Abbott, who lost his last two Semke and Tom Eiterman, and See Playoffs, Page 11 See Sports, Page 12