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MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian
legislature voted yesterday to ask
President Mikhail Gorbachev to sus-
pend what it called unconstitutional
and potentially destabilizing plans to
mount joint army and police patrols
in Soviet cities as early as today.
The effect of the vote was impos-
sible to gauge in the increasingly
tense Soviet political atmosphere,
but it reflected anxiety among
Russia's federation president and
other reformers that hard-liners were
preparing to take control.
"Who knows what might happen
in the next 24-hours?" federation
president Boris Yeltsin said during
debate on the resolution. The
Russian legislature, on a 130-13
vote, asked Gorbachev to suspend
plans for the patrols while the issue
was reviewed by the national
Committee and considered by the
elected governments of the15 Soviet
Soviet officials last week dis-
closed a decree signed secretly on
Dec. 29 by Defense Minister Dmitri
Yazov and Interior Minister Boris
Pugo authorizing the joint patrols as
a means to fight crime.
On Tuesday, Gorbachev estab-
lished a committee to oversee the
piatrols and said they could not occur
without the agreement of local
elected governments. Pugo also said
the patrols would not take place
without local consent and would not
involve armrored personnel carriers.
But apprehension increased last
night that hard-liners in the
Communist Party, the military, the
police and the KGB would send the
patrols into the streets today in an
effort to consolidate what appears to
be their growing influence over
Eastern Michigan University alum Michael Flynn (foreground) and Rackham sudent James Woodbridge, participate
in a "die-in" in the Michigan Union to protest war in Iraq.
News _media 'under siege'
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Faculty Reporter
Public negotiations, an anti-war
stance and an anti-discriminatory
clause for HIV-positive TAs are just
three issues the Graduate Employee's
Organization (GEO) and the Univer-
sity Bargaining Committee are ex-
pected to negotiate at today's
"We are hoping for a good meet-
ing, and we expect several of our
proposals to be passed," said Chris
Roberson, president and chair of the
GEO bargaining team.
However, Colleen Dolan-Greene,
assistant vice president of Academic
Affairs and Personnel and chair of
the University Bargaining Commit-
tee, said she does not have any set
expectations for the negotiations.
"I don't like to go in with a set
agenda. I like to bargain in the bar-
gaining room," she said.
Roberson was skeptical about the
University's willingness to consent
to either public negotiations for all
TAs or an official anti-war stance,
but he said a rally of GEO support-
ers was scheduled for 3 p.m. today at
the LSA Building; the negotiations
begin at 3:30 p.m.
"We presented both issues at the
last meeting and they didn't agree to
either one, but said we could further
discuss them at today's meeting,"
Roberson said. "However, I think
the issue of public negotiations is a
sore one that they won't agree to."
GEO presented a "Memo for Un-
derstanding" at the Jan.18 meeting,
which the University refused to en-
dorse. The memo called for the Uni-
versity to take an official stance
against the war and call for the return
of all troops in the Persian Gulf.
"We plan to propose the Memo
for Understanding again, even
though they refused it before,'
Roberson said the proposal for a
new anti-discriminatory policy for
HIV-positive TAs is one issue that
the University will most likely agree
to. "I think they will agree with us
about the HIV clause because they
don't want to discriminate against
anyone with AIDS," he said.
'I don't like to go in@
with a set agenda. I
like to bargain in the
President and chair,
GEO bargaining team
The proposed clause would amend
the University-GEO agreement'to
say: "It is agreed there shall be nc
discrimination in the application of
the provisions of this agreement
based on the irrelevant factors of
race, creed, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, marital status, HIV
status, sex or age, except where sex
or age is a bona-fide occupational
Roberson also thought the Uni-
versity would agree to GEO's pro
posed economic contract. "I think
that considering all the economic
opportunities out there today, they
will probably agree to our proposal
or offer one of their own," Roberson
Dolan-Greene refused to comment
about any proposed contracts, but did
say that all negotiations would occur
at the meeting today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A flood
of subpoenas served on newspapers
and television stations demonstrates
that "the news media in this country
are under siege" from the courts, ac-
cording to the Reporters Committee
for Freedom of the Press.
And "my perception is it's prob-
ably getting worse," said Jane
Kirtley, the committee's executive
director, as she released yesterday a
report which showed 4,400 subpoe-
nas - seeking notes, photographs,
tapes or testimony - were served
on 1,042 news organizations in
"This is only part of the total,"
Kirtley said, noting that more than
half of the 2,127 newspapers and
television stations which were asked
to participate in the survey did not
respond. Of those replying, newspa-
pers outnumbered television stations
more than two to one, but television
stations received 77 percent of all
"The news media have argued that
subpoenas divert reporters Trom
news-gathering and disseminating
functions, adversely affecting both
the amount and quality of the news
the public receives," the report says.
"Such arguments often fall on un-
sympathetic ears," it says, because
there has been little data about the
rates of court-enforced demands for
often confidential information.
Kirtley told reporters she hoped
the report "will at least provide the
empirical evidence some courts have
been claiming they want."
Here are some of the survey's
News organizations complied
with 56.5 percent of the subpoenas
reported in 1989. Most of those
sought stories already aired by broad-
cast stations or already published by
Material not previously made
public, such as reporters notes,
unused photographs or unedited
videotape "outtakes," were sought in
about one-third of the subpoenas.
Just under eight percent of the
subpoenas were challenged by news
organizations, and 75 percent of such
challenges were successful. "This is
why judges see only a small part of
the problem," Kirtley said.
Seven times as many subpoe-
nas were issued by state courts than
by federal courts.
Most subpoenas were issued
in connection with criminal prosecu-
tions, and most of those were issued
by lawyers for the defendants.
'U' prof. to discuss immigration law
A photo caption in yesterday's paper was incorrect. Siamese fighting fish
are in fact, available from the Biology Department for only $2 apiece.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
by Robert Patton
Malcolm Cohen, director of the
University of Michigan's Institute of
*Labor and Industrial Relations, is
scheduled to appear on television
this weekend to discuss a bill that
will have a dramatic effect on
American immigration policy.
The Immigration Act of 1990,
which will soon take effect, sub-
stantially increases the yearly quota
of immigrants and makes the
possession of job skills needed in
the U.S. a primary qualification for
The discussion will appear on
Great Lakes Watch on Washington,
a PBS public affairs program, and
will include, in addition to Cohen, a
number of lawmakers and
Cohen has expressed strong
support for the new law, saying that
in an era of economic globalization,
a diverse labor pool is crucial.
"Bringing in people from foreign
countries, especially those with high
skills, will contribute to the
economic health of the U.S. and of
the world," Cohen said.
Another advantage of the bill,
Cohen cited, is a feature he proposed
which involves the simplification of
the process for hiring immigrants.
In the past, if an employer
wanted to hire someone from abroad,
he or she had to prove, on a case by
case basis, that no native-born
American citizen could be found for
that job. Now, a list of jobs in
demand is created at the national
level, and immigrants with those
skills can be naturalized without
individual review, Cohen said.
The bill has been criticized by
some, including labor leaders, who
say the nev law will hurt American
workers by giving better paying jobs
to foreigners and that the U.S.
should instead establish training
programs in needed areas for native-
Feminist Womens' Union, weekly
meeting. Call 662-1958 for info.
U-M Chess Club, weekly practice.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info.
"Affirming Ourselves, Confron-
ting AIDS -- An Exploration of
Barriers," Dr. William R. Johnson,
speaker. Guild House, 802 Monroe,
"The Question of Pluralism: the
Aesthetic and the Ethical in the
Mjodern University (Part I)," spon-
sored by the Council on Ethics and
Values in the University. Hutchins
Hall, Honigman Aud., 4:10.
"Organizing for Peace: From El
Salvador to the Gulf," Fred Ross,
jr., speaker. MLB B116, 7:00.
"Robust Stabillization and the
Singular H(infinity) Control Prob-
lem," Dr. A. A. Stoorvogel of Eidho-
ven Univ. of Tech., the Netherlands.
"Silver Vessels from Sasanian Iran
in the Freer Gallery,' Ann Gunter
of the Smithsonian Institute, speaker.
Angell Hall, Aud. D, 4:00.
"The Question of Pluralism: the
Aesthetic and the Ethical in the
Modern University (Part II),"
sponsored by the Council on.Ethics and
Values in the University. Hutchins
Hall, Honigman Aud., 9:00 a.m.
"Women & AIDS," "The Chal-
lenge of HIV Education in Syno-
gogues and Churches," "Pastoral
Ministry and AIDS," "One Chur-
ches Experience," "Medical
Aspects of AIDS," workshops with
Dr. Willaim R. Johnson. Memorial
Christian Church, Hill and Tappan.
Safewalk. nighttime safety walking
Call 763-WALK or stop by 2333
Humanistic Friday Night Services.
For more info call Sunny Schwartz at
996-5950. Hillel, 8:00.
"The Rebetiko," movie sponsored
Hellenic Student Assoc. Angell Hall,
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, Friday workout. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.,
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club, Friday
workout. CCRB Small Gym, 6-8:00.
German Club Stammtisch, weekly
event. Union, U-Club, 7-9:00.
Benefit Perfirmance for WELL-
NESS NETWORKS, Huron Valley.
Memorial Christian Church, Hill and
Rally, sponsored by GEO to support
the bargaining team as it reenters
negotiations. LSA Bldg., 3:00.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Saturday practice. CCRB Small Gym,
Celebration of Jewish Arts
presents group "Kolos." Hillel,
"Brigid: Goddess of Poetry," a
ceremony in honor of the traditional
Celtic deity. InterCooperative Council
Education Center, 1522 Hill St., 7:30-
Rally, sponsored by HAC, to protest
eviction of tenants at 116 William.
Benefit dinner and dance for Ann
Arbor Greens for City Council.
Tickets available at door ($15 for
dinner-dance, $5 for dance only).
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1917
Washtenaw, 6:00 (dinner) or 9:00
Developing multicultural skills
with Dr. Paul Pedersen, sponsored by
Committee for the Study of Culture,
Class and Mental Health. Union,
Kuenzel Rm., 9-2:00.
Sunday Social, weekly event for
Cohen disagrees: "It's a com-
plicated world, and these are simple-
minded solutions," he said. "It's not
one or the other (immigration or job
training), it should be both." He also
asked why, if training programs
alone could solve the skills gap,
they had not done so before the new
law went into effect.
Cohen believes in today's global
economy stemming immigration
could have a harmful effect on
"If a firm can't compete because
it can't get the labor it needs, it
could go under, and many more U.S.
jobs would be lost." he said.
Another criticism of the bill is it
turns the focus of immigration away
from giving asylum to the "huddled
masses" to giving entry only to
those who are useful to the cduntry.
"There is a trade off between
being a humanist and helping the
U.S.," Cohen said, noting that
refugees are still being taken in, and
walked into his unlocked home.
According to police reports,
when they realized someone was
home, they quickly turned and
asked, "Is this a frat house?"
Upon the resident's negative re-
sponse, the suspects left.
They were later stopped by a
passing Ann Arbor officer, reports
said. No arrests were made.
Mouse on the run
A computer mouse was stolen
from the computer center station at
Angell Hall late Monday after-
The mouse is valued at $150
dollars, DPSS reports said.
No suspects have been seen
with the mouse.
further pointing out that helping
immigrants and helping the
economy are not mutually exclusive.
He also said U.S. immigration
policy has traditionally been based at
least in part on pragmatism. In the
nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, he said, "we needed too
bring in semi-skilled workers and
immigrant policy fulfilled that need.
As we became more mature
industrially, we kept the old poli-
cies. Now we are turning back" to
the idea of immigration to fit U.S.
Cohen also stressed the changing
ethnic composition of the workplace
due to both demographic trends and
immigration. He called University
President James Duderstadt's call for
campus diversity "right on target."
The program will air Sunday on
WTVS, channel 56, at 1:30 p.m.
DPSS says Chevy D
Blazers are hot
items for thieves
An attempted car break-in on a
1991 Chevrolet Blazer was de-
terred by a car alarm shortly after
8 p.m. last Saturday night.
An officer from the University's
Department of Public Safety and
Security (DPSS) heard the alarm
sound and when he approached, he
saw a suspect fleeing and then saw
him jump into another car appar-
ently waiting with adriver.
Witnesses gave the officer a
description of the suspect.
The car lock was damaged, but
the suspect was unable to enter the
"We've been having a lot of at-
tempted thefts of Chevy S-10
Blazers lately," DPSS Lt. Gary
"Since Jan. 1, there have been
three stolen from University prop-
erty, not including this weekend's
Police find stolen
car right outside
An Ann Arhnr r, lir; nri.r
cape route - the roof of his former
residence on the 300 block of S.
Division, police reports said.
Later the officer learned the
driver had been going to City Hall
to speak to a detective about an-
other breaking and entering inci-
Which way to Frat
While an unsuspecting resident
lounged on his couch late
Wednesday morning, two men
(Episcopal Church at U-M)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
Holy Eucharist-5 p.m. at St. Andrew's
Supper-6 p.m. at Canterbury House
The Rev. Virginia Peacock, Ph.D., Chaplain
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS CENTER
502 E. Huron
WED.: Supper & Fellowship-5:30 p.m.
LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
LORD OF LIGHT LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA
801 South Forest (at Hill Street), 668-7622-
SUNDAY: Worship-10 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Worship-7:30 p.m.
Campus Pastor: John Rollefson
ST. MARY'S STUDENT PARISH
(A Roman Catholic Parish at U-M)
331 Thompson Street
SAT.: Weekend Liturgies-5 p.m., and
SUN.:-8:30 a.m.,10 a.m.,12 noon, and 5 p.m.
FRI,: Confessions-4-5 p.m.
SUN., Feb. 3: Student Discussion with
David Tracy-1:30 p.m.
THURS.. ,Feb, 7: Pax Christi
Prayer Vigil-7 p.m.
SAT., Feb. 9: Allegro Coffee House-7:30 p.m.
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