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1Men's basketball
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84-70.
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TODAY
Mostly sunny, cold;
High: 30, Low: 14.
TOMORROW
Still sunny and cold;
High: 46, Low: 17.

Since 1890
Vol. CI, No.93 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Monday, February 11, 1991 Copyright1991
The Mchgan Daily

U.S. not
ready for
ground
*offensive
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) - As allied pilots
bombed Iraqi troops and their supply lines yesterday, a
senior American military official said the U.S.-led
forces could use another three to four weeks to prepare
for a ground offensive.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, meanwhile, said the
next phase of the Persian Gulf War would probably
combine air power with both ground and amphibious
combat. But he would not say how soon it might be-
gin.
Speaking on Baghdad radio, Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein congratulated his people for withstanding the
attacks by the allied "warplanes of shame." He told
them their valor was inspiring the hundreds of thou-
sands of Iraqi soldiers at the front.
In the air campaign, the Americans lost their first
warplane in combat in more than a week. The Marine
Corp AV-8 Harrier was downed over southern Kuwait
on Saturday, and the pilot was missing, the U.S. com-
*mand said. See GULF, Page 2

Meal plan

reform offers
flexibility

by Lari Barager
Daily Staff Reporter
Students tired of dining on
meatless mousaka and szechuan
tofu in University residence halls
will now have more options of
where and when they eat in the
cafeteria.
A meal plan reform created by
Housing administrators in conjunc-
tion with student advisors will al-
low students to choose one of three
new, more flexible meal plans.
For several years students' re-
quests for the Housing Division to
offer more flexible meal plan op-
tions have gone unanswered, but
beginning next fall they will be
able to choose more flexible meal
plan options than the current En-
tree program allows.
David Foulke, associate direc-

tor for Housing business affairs
said the reforms reflect primarily
requests and suggestions made by
students in a meal plan survey sent
to dorm residents by the Housing
Division last April.
Housing administrators along
with the Single Student Housing
Rates Committee have been work-
ing on the plans for more than
three years.
"Student members (of the
committee) have expressed spe-
cific interest in meal plan reform
which would change the nature of
the compulsory board contract,"
Foulke said.
The current meal program con-
sists of a 13-meal-per-week plan
which only permits students to eat
See MEAL PLAN, Page 2

Briarwood die-in
Students stage a die-in at Briarwood Mall Saturday afternoon. They "died" for 15 minutes
to protest the Gulf War. Their slogan was "War kills people."

Regents raise room and

board rates for '91

'92

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
Students choosing to live in
University residence halls next
year will face an average 6 per-
cent hike in room and board rates.
The University's Board of Regents
approved these housing rate addi-
Lions by a 6-2 margin at last Fri-
day's monthly meeting.
The 6 percent hike translates
into increases between $194 to
$275 per year.
A student living in a single will
pay $4,854.48 up from $4,578.76.
The cost of living in a residence
hall double next year will jump to
$4,038.82 - $230.52 more than
this year. Room and board rates for
a triple will rise to $3,604.70, up
from last year's rate of $3,401.30.
Rent for University family hous-
ing will climb an average of 5.4
Regents
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
Tuition and credit for students
leaving the University to serve in
the military will be handled on a
case-by-case basis at least until
next month's University Board of
Regents meeting.
During their monthly meeting
Friday, the regents postponed
reaffirming the current administra-

percent next year - amounting to
monthly increases ranging from
$13 to $32.
The cost of a one-bedroom
apartment at Northwood 1 will rise
from $399 per month to $420 per
month. The price of a one-bedroom
apartment at University Terrace
will rise $15 to $390 per month.
The motion calls for a five and
one-half percent increase in resi-
dence hall rate increase to account
for inflation and a one-half percent
increase - amounting to approxi-
mately $20 per student - to sup-
plement the recent merger of the
University Housing Division with
the Michigan Union, North Cam-
pus Commons, and the Department
of Conferences and Institutes. This
new department will sponsor pro-
grams geared toward first-year stu-
dents and transfer students living

in residents halls.
Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton) amended the motion to
include a "sunset clause" which
calls for a detailed reevaluation of
the new housing programs before
setting the '91-'92 rates.
Regents Veronica Smith (R-
Grosse Ile) and Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor) voted against the mo-
tion.
Before approving the hike, the
regents defeated Smith's alterna-
tive resolution calling for only the
five and one-half percent increase
to cover the cost of living ad-
justments.
Smith objected to the one-half
percent supplemental increase be-
cause she said students who live in
University housing should not pay
for programs from which everyone
See HOUSING, Page 2

Students
disrupt
regents'
meeting
by Sarah Schweitzer
Daily Administration Reporter
Approximately ten students dis-
rupted the University's Board of
Regents' Friday morning meeting
to demand that University Presi-
dent James Duderstadt listen to
them.
The students who disrupted the
meeting were the same who posed
as regents and took over the previ-
ous day's public comments ses-
sion.
Regents hold public comment
sessions in the Anderson Room of
the Michigan Union following their
monthly Thursday meetings to al-
low anyone signed up on a speak-
ers' list to address them directly.
Students who interrupted the
Friday meeting made no specific
demands, but rather insisted that
Duderstadt and other administra-
tors listen to them.
Rackham Student Government
President Tracey Ore asked,
"When Jim, when? When are you
going to listen to us? Haven't you
disrupted our private lives
enough?"
As the students were physically
See DISRUPTION, Page 2

Andrew M. Levy/DAILY GRAPHIC

able vote on wartime tuition policies

tion policy for students called to
military action. The policy in-
cludes tuition refunds, credit, and
priority readmission to students
who leave the University to serve
in the military.
The issue of contention was a
bylaw modification proposed by
Interim Vice President for Student
Services Mary Ann Swain. The
proposed change would provide

these benefits to students called
to service in foreign militaries.
The current policy only provides
benefits to students called to
American service.
Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton) was one of the main op-
ponents of the change.
"This is an American Univer-
sity, located in America, funded
by Americans. It would be a mis-

take to plunge blindly ahead,"
Nielsen said. "In principle, I think
it should be done, but not carte
blanche. The way it was drafted...
it would include everybody."
Nielsen also expressed con-
cern about providing these bene-
fits to soldiers fighting for enemy
governments of the United States.
Swain stressed the need for a
policy regarding students called

to foreign militaries.
"We have had a couple of stu-
dents of other nationalities be
called up to active duty by their
respective governments," she
said.
The current policy - estab-
lished in Nov. 1940 for students
who left the University to fight in
World War II - provides students
with pro-rated tuition refunds.

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Brater holds fundraiser to
kick off campaign for mayor

Lithuanian poll: 90%

by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter

Ann Arbor City Councilmem-
ber Liz Brater (D-Third Ward)
kicked off her mayoral campaign
yesterday afternoon at a
fundraiser in the Michigan The-
atre in front of an estimated 320
cheering supporters.
Brater, who has served on the
council since 1988, will run
against two-term incumbent
Mayor Gerald Jernigan in the
April 1 election.
LSA junior Dana Miller, the
student coordinator of Brater's
campaign and member of the
College Democrats, said the
election pertains to the students.

force with the University to de-
termine if a deputized campus
police force would actually be
more effective than the Ann Ar-
bor police - but deteriorating
ties prevented that.
"I think (Brater) will rebuild
city-University ties," Miller said.
"The city benefits from a
flourishing University and the
University benefits from a flour-
ishing city, and our fates are in-
tertwined," Brater said.
One issue expected to be of
concern during the race is the
quality of roads and bridges in
Ann Arbor.
"Obviously, the city has col-
lected a lot of money from the

But Councilmember Jerry
Schleicher (R-Fourth Ward) be-
lieved Brater's stance on the
city's infrastructure has changed
during the past several months.
"Her philosophy with infrastruc-
ture was much less of a concern
(in the past)... I think she's tai-
lored it to the mayoral race,"
Schleicher said.
Brater's supporters said she
has taken a strong stance in the
area of recycling.
Brater, co-chair of the Solid
Waste Commission, helped
sponsor an ordinance passed last
November that will require
mandatory city-wide recycling.
By 1993, she said, all recy-

favor independence
VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. (AP) - permit them to resolve these differ-
Lithuania reported no signs of new ences through dialogue.
Soviet troop movements yesterday, a "Now, we've made it very clear
day after voters overwhelmingly en- that we want to see the aspirations
dorsed their republic's 11-month-old of the Baltic peoples for indepen-
independence declaration. dence fulfilled, and we will continue
President Vytautas Landsbergis to take that position in our discus-
called the poll victory "the next step sions with the Soviet Union, and
on the road to independence" from continue to make the point ... that
the Soviet Union, and held out hope that's very important to US-Soviet
it would embolden nationalists in relations. We have a disagreement
neighboring Estonia, Latvia and with the Soviet Union on this,"
Russia to hold similar votes. Baker said.
"Of course the results will en- Saturday's nonbinding poll asked:
courage them," he told reporters "Do you think Lithuania should be
early yesterday after staying an independent, democratic repub-
overnight in the heavily fortified par- lic?"
liament building. Nearly 91 percent of voters an-
According to preliminary results, swered yes, preliminary results
90 percent of the voters said they fa- showed, and less than 7 percent were

Brater

stressed Jernigan's financial
background and experience.
Councilmember Mark Ouimet
(R-Fourth Ward) said Jernigan
has helped the city budget dur-
ing the past two years, producing
a current surplus of $1.5 million.

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