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One hundred three years of editorial freedom

vifor gov.Is seat¢
Kiran Srinivas U.S.Rep.How d Wolpe - are run-
LY STAFF REPORTER ning in the Democratic gubernatorial
On Aug. 2, Michigan voters will primary.
cide who will be Gov. John Engler's Whoever emerges as the winner of
irring partner in the upcoming elec- the Democratic primary will face in- jy

Comm. prof.
sues over 'U'

n. , cumbent Engler- who is running un-
Fourcandidates-state Rep. Lynn opposed in the Republican primary-
ndahl,Lansing attorney Larry Owen, in the Nov. 8 general election.
teSen.DebbieStabenow and former Bryan Flood, director of campaign

communications for Engler, is confi-
dent that Engler will be re-elected as

By Beth Harris
A University adjunct professor is
writing yet anotherchapterintheongo-
ing saga unfolding within the commu-
nication department.
Jonathan Friendly, director of the
Master's Program in Journalism, filed
a lawsuit last week claiming that his
role in prompting a recent University
audit cost him his three-year contract.
During the last academic year, the
communication department was au-
dited because of allegations that the
HarryandHelenF. Weber, the Howard
R. Marsh Professorship in Journalism
and the Howard R. Marsh Center for
the Study of Journalistic Performance
endowments were being misspent.
"It was my actions that led to the
audit. I made sure that the audit took
place because the money was not being
spent the way the donors were told it
was being spent," Friendly said.
After his role in bringing the mis-
spending into the open, Friendly was
made aware that his full contract with
the University was notbeing renewed,
he said.
"According to University proce-
dnC thev must notif you in Sentem-

'The reason he's not
receiving that equitable
treatment is because he
chose to oppose
unethical and perhaps
illegal activities.'
- James Fett
Friendly's attorney
had tried to notify Huesmann and
Goldenberg of the misuse of the grant
funds, but the attempt was "futile."
Friendly then reported the misuse to
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor).
. In his report to Power, Friendly
assertedthatthe University should stop
using the funds in amanner contrary to
the original intent of the grantors.
Friendly said he told Power that the
misrepresentation of funds should be
rectified by the University.
The suit also alleges that
Goldenberg misrepresented the spend-
ing of the Marsh Fund in a letter to
Power declined to comment on liti-
gation pending against the University.
In response tohisinvolvement with
the auditors and his cooperation with
their investigation, Friendly claims the
that his three-year contract would not
be renewed and instead denied (him) a
renewal of his three-year contract to
which he was otherwise entitled."
In the lawsuit, Friendly also claims
that Goldenberg and Huesmann retali
See LAwsUIT, Page 2

till BI-
~PA of the Beastie Boys performs at Lollapolooza - an all-day concert - at Pine Knob on Sunday.

udge orders 15-day stay for child


By Michelle Lee Thompson
This is not the typical custody battle.
This battle's arms include domestic violence,
teenage pregnancy, women's rights, health care,
an ever-growing men's rights movement and
educational value, all issues that have been
"hurled" across a Macomb County courtroom,
leaving no rock unturned in the search for justice.
But Judge Raymond R. Cashen said, "It's not

about all that."
For now, the 3-year-old daughter of Univer-
sity student Jennifer Ireland will remain in her
custody until Ireland can plan an appeal to the
recent decision giving custody to the child's fa-
ther, Cashen ruled Monday.
Two weeks ago, Cashen, a Macomb County
Circuit Court judge, awarded custody of Maranda
Ireland-Smith to her father, Steven Smith, a stu-
See IRELAND, Page 10

urecs, uty uE 1y yv pi 3~Iu
ber of your last year if your contract
isn't going to berenewed.They didn't,"
Friendly said. "Under the same proce-
dure, contract renewal is automatic if
you're not notified."
Instead of the three-year contract,
Friendly claims inhis lawsuit thatLSA
Dean Edie N. Goldenberg and then-
chair of the communication depart-
ment L. Rowell Huesmann "unilater-
ally imposed a one-year contract con-
taining less desirable terms and condi-
Friendly said in the lawsuit that he


[ury finds Peopes glty fr Feb. s ooting at Ann Arbor officers
y Roderick Beard shooting at Ann Arbor police. he plans to continue practiing withthe still expressed apositive attitude about Peoples must appear before Judge Wil-
HE DAILY Peoples' con iction comes just as tram to prepare for the next gme Pri- the situation. liamF. Ager again for sentencing Sept.
A Washtenaw Circuit Court jury he is beginning his profesitnal career day.Aftrthree games,the2 yc-old "Ijust thankGod formy health and 2. The sentence could give Peoples
hursdayfoundformerMichigan foot- with the Las Vegas Posse of the Cana- Pcoples has four tackles and na hc rn fantily. Everything willbeallright" anything from probation to four years
all player Shonte Peoples guilty on dianFootballLea 2e. Peoples saidthat team with four qusrtcrhack :a -P. hc said. in jail. At the sentencing, Peoples'
so coon s of felonious assault for his coaches fully support him and that Thou h he w onvicted People: The guilty verdicts mean that See PEOPLES, Page 16

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