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is a good sign.
See OPINION
Page 4.
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TODAY
Mostly sunny;
high 46, low 29
TOMORROW
Phartlyclo udy;
high42, ow 2.

Since 1890
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Vol. CI, No. 90 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, February 6,1991 The Michigan Daily

Hopes to
0
escape.
ground
w ar fade
Associated Press
President Bush said yesterday
he doubts Iraq's army can be ex-
pelled from Kuwait without a
ground war and announced he is
sending Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney and Gen. Colin Powell to
the Persian Gulf for a "firsthand
status report."
tBush, at a news conference,
said "it would be a lot easier to
0 see a successful conclusion" if
Saddam Hussein were ousted or
killed, but he stressed that the U.S.
objective was still simply to drive
Saddam's forces from Kuwait.
Spelling out rigid conditions for
any cease-fire, Bush said Saddam
would have to undertake "a credi-
ble, visible, totally convincing
withdrawal" and return Kuwait's
* exiled leadership to power.
"He's got to say, I'm going to
get out of Kuwait, now, fast."
Bush said Cheney and Powell
would go to Saudi Arabia later this
week to confer with Gen.
Schwarkopf, the commander of al-
lied forces.
Bush said the mission did not
signal a ground war was about to
be launched.
#* On Monday, Air Force officer
Maj. Bob Baltzer said in the days
before a ground war the air cam-
paign would be almost solely fo-
cused on attacking ground forces,
with the goal to cut their fighting
power at least in half.
"We have a very good idea of
what the targets are. and where
they are," Baltzer said.
* The relentless U.S.-led bombing
See GULF, Page 2

. Regents to

vote on

6'U,

housing rates

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
Room and board rates for Uni-
versity-owned housing may in-
crease up to six percent next year
if the University's Board of Re-
gents approves a recommended
increase.
The rate increase results from
growing inflation rates and the
Michigan Union's and North Cam-
pus Commons' merger with the
University's housing division, said
Dave Foulke, associate director for
the Housing Division.
The regents will evaluate, and
PALEY/Daily possibly approve, the recoin-
g i n mended room and board increases
at their monthly meeting tomorrow
afternoon.

If the regents approve the price
hikes, a student living in a single
room next year will pay $4,854.48
for room and board, up from
$4,578.76. Students will pay
$4,083.82 for a double, up from
$3,853.50.
A student living in a triple will
pay $3,602.25 for their room and
board - an increase of approxi-
mately $200.
To set the rates, the Single
Student Housing Rate Study.
Committee and the Family Hous-
ing Rate Study Committee gave
University Housing Director Robert;
Hughes an assessment of next,
year's rate increases.
See HOUSING, Page 2,

LSA first-year students Amy McGee and Cathy Murphy study in a South Quad Lounge. Students livinc
University housing may face an increase in room and board fees next year.

MSA calls for change in regental bylaw

by Jay Garcia
Daily Mai Reporter
A resolution calling for the in-
clusion of sexual orientation in re-
gental bylaw 14.06 passed at last
night's Michigan Student Assem-
bly meeting without discussion.
The resolution's sponsor, LSA
Rep. Kim Watson, plans to speak
about the resolution before the
University's Board of Regents at
one of their future meetings.
The resolution says the Univer-
sity has delayed providing gay
men, lesbians, and bisexuals
"unequivocal written protection"
for too long and that this has en-
couraged the discrimination and

harassment of these groups.
"I wasn't sure if the resolution
was going to pass. When it comes
to issues of gay rights, people be-
come surprisingly unpredictable,"
Watson said.
According to the resolution, "an
explicit and legally enforceable
institutional commitment to equal
opportunity" for these groups is es-
sential for their equal protection.
The resolution asks the Univer-
sity to follow the lead of other uni-
versities such as Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, and Ohio State which
have written non-discriminatory
policies concerning sexual orienta-
tion.

This administration, like the
previous two, has said it was its
policy to include sexual orienta-
tion, but nothing was changed in
the bylaws, Watson said.
"I think it's obligatory that they
put it down in writing because oth-
erwise it's not legally enforce-
able," she added.
LSA representative Greg Morri-
son was the only assembly mem-
ber to raise an objection to the
resolution. He later explained he
objected to the resolution to voice
the concerns of constituents who
would not support the resolution.
"I don't think that if we took a
poll of the campus the resolution

would have 100 percent support,"
he said.
Watson was pleased with the
quick passage of the resolution and
said she hoped it would generate
discussion. "One of the big things
an MSA resolution can do is pro-
duce publicity. There are other
groups on campus that are working
on this exact same thing," she
said.
Engineering Rep. Bill Cos-
nowski supported the resolution. "I
think it's important because
MSA's biggest responsibility is
representing the students, and that
means all students," Cosnowski
said.

Bylaw 14.06 lists anti-discrimi-
natory policies "for all persons re-
gardless of race, sex, color, reliv-
gion, creed, national origin or an-
When it comes to
issues of gay rights,
people become ...
unpredictable
-- Kim Watson
MSA Rep.
cestry, age, marital status, handi-
cap, or Vietnam-era veteran sta-
tus." New Queer Agenda, a cam-
pus group, was formed specifically
for changing the bylaw.

Environmentalists launch
-anti-Coors beer campaign;.

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
When most students purchase
beer they usually consider the
cost of the beer, how the beer
tastes, or how many calories per
can. But a campus organization
believes students should also take
into account how their money will
be spent by the beer
manufacturer.
A campaign against the
Adolph Coors Co. is attempting to
raise student awareness about the
company's racist, sexist,
homophobic, and anti-
'environment policies, said
campaign organizers.
The campaign is sponsored by
the campus environmental organi-
zation EnAct. EnAct representa-
tives also plan on seeking support
from other student groups.
"Coors has said things that are
quite derogatory to African-
Americans and backed terrorist
and racist organizations," said
EnAct member Mike Dorsey.
John Fellows, manager of cor-
porate communications for Coors
Co., said the allegations are
based on "value statements."
Fellows said employment records
show Coors does not engage in

discriminatory hiring practices.
According to information from
an EnAct hand-out, Coors has
"blatently" violated the Clean
Water and Clean Air Acts by con-
taminating groundwater after
dumping 20 million gallons of
toxic liquid waste into a Colorado
landfill. Joe Coors, the firm's
president, also helped found the
Heritage Foundation, which
supports racist and terrorist
individuals and agendas,
according to EnAct fliers.
"Hopefully students will not
want to purchase Coors after they
are aware of their company poli-
cies," said EnAct member Nena
Shaw.
The distribution of literature
packets, describing some of the
anti-environment and racist acts
committed by Coors, is a major
part of the campaign. The packet
will be sent to local fraternity and
sorority houses, asking them not
to purchase Coors kegs for future
parties.
In addition, EnAct plans on
circulating a petition requesting
stores to pull Coors from their
shelves. They intend to present
area liquor stores with the signa-

tures, hoping it will influence
them to boycott the beer.
However, yesterday EnAct
members asked the Village
Corner to stop carrying Coors, and
were told that the store did not
want to get involved in "anything
controversial," Dorsey said.
The local campaign is being
held concurrently with anti-Coors
campaigns acrosss the country.
Fellows said the company was
not aware of the boycott.
"But we're confident that our
good, loyal consumers won't be
led by smokescreens by groups
that have a political agenda of
their own," Fellows said.
Some students said they be-
lieve the campaign will impact
the choices people make next
time they purchase beer.
"If there are 20 beers to
choose from, some students may
have one thought about the (anti-
Coors) posters, and decide not to
buy Coors," said LSA junior
Giancarlo Scalzi. "There are a
million beers to buy. Why would
you buy one that's an asshole?"
he added.

Banking
overhaul
proposed.
by Bush.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Bush Administration proposed a
landmark overhaul of the nation's
banking system yesterday that
would reduce government guaran-
tees to depositors and break down
traditional walls between banks
and other businesses.
The recommendations, the cen-
terpiece of President Bush's do-
mestic agenda, are his administra-
tion's response to a rising tide of
bank failures unrivaled since the
Depression.
Prepared by the Treasury De-
partment after 18 months of study,
the package would put the finan-
cial system through the biggest
changes in 50 years, affecting
nearly every American who bor-
rows and saves.
For the first time since the es-
tablishment of federal deposit in-
surance in 1934, government guar-
antees to bank customers would
shrink rather than expand. The
changes, however, are carefully
See BUDGET, page 2

SSA first-year student Doug Padian reads an anti-Coors poster on the
Diag. EnAct, a student environmental organization, is protesting the beer
company's policies concerning the environment.

Ann Arbor, University stress education as key to assault prevent ion

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter
Independence and living alone
may cause many University stu-
dents to develop a greater fear of
. rape or assault. In response to this

crease in reports, more need for
counseling and support services."
It is not necessary to remain
locked in the house or always walk
with someone else to avoid rape,
Steiner said.

from junior high school students to
business professionals. The work-
shops deal with Michigan criminal
sexual conduct laws, information
about sexual assault, and effective
rape prevention.

"I have had people come back
and tell me that they thought about
communication," Akouri said. "It
opens their eyes; the students are
listening."
Akouri conducted more than

dents.
"Given the fact that four out of
ten women and one out of seven
boys will be assaulted sometime in
their lives," Krys said, "there is
always a need for increasing ser-

come from Ann Arbor.
"It results from good public ed-
ucation," Krys said. "When more
services are available, people be-
come more likely to report an as-
sault or seek counseling."

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