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July 07, 1989 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily-Friday, July 7,1989-Page 2

At -their June meeting, t
University's Board of Regents to
the Michigan Student Assembly
develop a better method for monit
ing their funds before the reger
will approve the budget for ne
It became apparent that there h
been a miscalculation of fundi
available at the time MSA w
planning to pay the Ann Arb
Tenants Union and the Student Lei
Services which comprise about
percent of the overall budget.
"The information documents
have had leads me to believe that t
trustees of these funds handled th
improperly. They are responsil

gets ultimatum
personally and fiscally," said regent "Their big concern was that
he Neal Nielson (R-Brighton). "I am wanted some type of accounting
old very reluctant to give anybody any cedure to be put in. It's in li
to monies if there's not some fiscal re- land. It is contingent on how n
or- sponsibility here." money we make in the fall,"
nts MSA President Aaron Williams Williams.
ext said that MSA plans to approach the Vice President for Stu(
regents at the July meeting to re- Services Henry Johnson said
ad quest a loan to cover outgoing bills. Phillips had "basically ignored
ng To improve the financial reporting, letter" from auditors Plante & M
as Williams said meetings and a which suggested that it was no
tor monthly report will be mandatory sary to correct the current syster
g5 for the treasurer. financial reporting.
75 -
MSA officers came to the regents "As of today the overall acco
we last month to report the misman- are at a positive cash balance,"
the agement of as much as $60,000 in Rodger Wolf, CPA and assistan
em funds by former student government Vice President Johnson, "buta
ble officials. August 31, we will be in de

am of
nt to

News briefs
Riding for freedom
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is sponsoring the New
Freedom Ride, a rally in support of state and national civil rights for peo-
ple with disabilities, today at 3 pm in the Diag.
The Ride will begin in front of the Graduate Library, where "two hun-
dred to a thousand people from throughout Michigan and northern Ohio"
are expected to assemble, said Verna Spayth, Advocacy Coordinator at the
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.
Following a speech by Spayth, the Ride will proceed from the Diag to
State Street, down Liberty Street, and will reassemble at the Federal
Building. Portions of both streets will be blocked off.
Speeches and music will take place at about 5 pm at the Federal
Building. Senator Lana Pollack and Detroit Free Press columnist Jim
Neubacher are expected to speak on the Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA proposes national standards to eliminate discrimination in
the use of public services by people with disabilities. Congress is ex-
pected to vote on the act this year.
Protesters sentenced
The June 20 sentencing for two University graduate students convicted
last month of disturbing the peace at the inauguration of James Duderstadt
left one with a jail term.
In a pre-sentencing meeting with a probation officer, Michael Fischer
agreed to pay a $180 fine and serve 72 hours of community-service
through the Guild House.
Although Sandra Steingraber was offered the same deferred sentence,
she said she "was unable, with her conscience, to contribute her money or
free labor to support a system that was unjust and a charge I am not
guilty of."
Steingraber, who was acquitted of assault and battery charges, will
serve 10 days in the Washtenaw County jail beginning July 28.



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County, the organization is only
W ebster moderately happy.
"The decision was a good first
continued from Page 1 step, but we still have a long way to
Colatosti also found the decision go. We're not going to sit back and *
discriminatory. "As usual, women of relax until we get protection for all
color and poor women will be most humans."
affected because abortion will be- Both groups are planning and or-
come more expensive and much less ganizing more lobbying groups as a
accessible," she said. 3 result of the decision.
Even though the decision seems Colatosti of CDAR suggests that
to favor the anti-abortion side of the women engage in political activism
debate, anti-abortion activists are not and take to the streets to determine
yet celebrating. According to Pat what they can do with their own
Rose of Right to Life in Washtenaw bodies.
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