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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 13, 1991 - Page 3
xIy 7, MSA solves room allocation problem

by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly created the Michigan Video
Yearbook's (MVY) room alloca-
tion problem and solved it four
months later, said Maurice Lot-
man, MVY'S Creative Producer.
Members of the MVY were
never notified of University Stu-
dents Against Cancer's (USAC)
move into their room last Novem-

ber by anyone from MSA.
Last month, members of MVY
went to an MSA meeting and
asked to get USAC out of what
had previously been MVY's pri-
vate office in the Union. USAC of-
ficially moved out of the 12 feet
by 10 feet room a week ago.
"I guess (MSA) came through,
but they were the ones that put
them there in the first place,"
Lotman said.

With the problem resolved,
Lotman thought back on the role
MSA played in it. "I think (the
problem) is exemplary of MSA's
overly bureaucratic nature," he
said. "I think MSA seems to focus
on making policy statements and
not on student concerns.
"It's too bad because some
people on MSA legitimately want
to accomplish something and
they're stifled by the parliamentary

procedure," Lotman added.
Lotman said USAC was coop-
erative about the problem and that
he appreciated the group's under-
standing. "USAC was amazinglyF
diplomatic," he said. "They time
and time again said they under-
stood our situation."
USAC will now share Union of-
fice space with Consider Maga-
zine, Lotman said.

Continued from page 1
useful to those with unclear views .,. ,:,
on the conflict. "It'll let peoples' g
decide for themselves which group 7H.s,
they'll support," he said.
Dean Woodring, another ob-
server at the forum, took issue with s
how UPSA promoted the event.
"It almost seems like they pre-
sented it as a media event... so
the whole nation could see how
'with-it' the University is," she y
said. M
In an information sheet dis-
tributed at the beginning of the.
evening, UPSA asserted the event y.
"should be viewed as a national'r
indicator as to student opinions for
the duration of the War in the Per-
sian Gulf." ......
Economics Professor TomNO...
Weisskopf contrasted the forum
with the teach-ins on the Persian
Gulf - which he helped organize k
- by saying they served different
"There's a case for formalized
debate," he said, supporting the .. ANTHONY M. CROLtoaily
mission of the forum, but added,
"there's also a case for making up LSA senior Jeff Hartgen, a member of College Republicans, gives a speech on the legitimacy of U.S.
for a gross imbalance in how in- involvement in the Persian Gulf at a forum sponsored by the Undergraduate Political Science Association.
formation is provided to us."
Tiananmen Square protesters sentenced

Justify my love
Rick Arnold, an LSA first-year student, starts his Valentine's Day card
shopping early, yesterday.

Continued from page 1
aggressors," the radio said.
After a meeting of foreign min-
isters from 15 non-aligned nations
in Yugoslavia, it was announced
that a delegation would go to
Baghdad to try to head off an esca-
lation of the war.
Meanwhile, President Bush
talked over war plans at the White
House with the visiting defense
ministers of Britain and France, al-
lies in the war.
"There's some work to be
done" before any ground attack,

Britain's Tom King said after
meeting with Bush.
A senior U.S. military official
said the combined-forces bom-
bardment was the biggest battle-
field action yet initiated by the
allied forces.
Reconnaissance had spotted
Iraqi artillery, tanks and other ar-
mored vehicles concentrating and
"hunkered down" in an area of
southern Kuwait, Marine Brig.
Gen. Richard Neal, a U.S. com-
mand spokesperson, told reporters.
The battleship USS Missouri,
Marine artillery and warplanes,
Saudi artillery and rocket
launchers opened fire.

Angela Burks' father is the Director of Intercollegiate athletics at West
Point. The Daily neglected to report this information yesterday.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

BEIJING (AP) - Two longtime
democracy activists were sen-
tenced yesterday to 13 years in
prison, apparently receiving the
most severe punishments yet
stemming from the 1989 Tianan-
men Square protests.
The court gave a six-year sen-
tence to a third man convicted of
sedition and released a fourth who
it said was guilty but repented.
Wang Juntao, a newspaper edi-
tor, and Chen Ziming, the head of
a private social science research
institute, received the 13-year

prison terms after being convicted
of sedition.
Robin Munro, a researcher for
the human rights group Asia
Watch, said authorities were seek-
ing to make the two the scape-
goats for the 1989 democracy
movement, which drew millions of
protesters into the streets of cities
"They said there was a conspir-
acy," Munro said in a telephone
interview from his Hong Kong of-
fice. "By their own logic they had
to produce scapegoats and con-

Sources close to the two men's
families said Chen asked the court
to investigate alleged tampering
with documents and tapes used
against him, but his petition was
turned down.
They said the judges in both
trials also refused to let the de-
fense attorneys present new infor-
mation that showed their clients'
innocence, and repeatedly inter-
rupted Chen and Wang when they
tried to defend themselves.
Asked about the sentences,

Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. Speaker: Prof. L.
Sklar. Topic: "Feyeraband and
Scientific Method." 2220 Angell Hall,
6 pm.
AIESEC (International Association of
Students in Economics and Business),
weekly meeting. B-School, Rm. 1273,
Latin American Solidarity
Committee (LASC), weekly mtg.
Union, rm 1209, 8 p.m.
EQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Gay Men, weekly
mtg. Dorm residents especially
encouraged to attend. Call 763-2788
for info.
Revolutionary Workers League
Current Events Study Group,
weekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee (LASC), weekly mtg. Michigan
Union, rm 1209, 8 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
outreach mtg. Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
action mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd
floor, MSA office, 6 p.m.
Indian and Pakistani American
Students' Council, Michigan Union,
4th floor lounge, 6:30.
U of M Students of Objectivism,
video presentation: "The Uminous
Parallels," by Dr. Leonard Peikoff.
School of Business Administration,
Rm 0235, 8 p.m.
IBM Computer Users Group, mass
mtg. Union, 7:30.
Institute of Industrial
Engineers/Alpha Pi Mu, IOE-
Alumni Forum. League, Rm. D, 7 p.m.
"The Myth of the Newspaper,"
Bruce DeSilva of the Hartford
Courant. Rackham Amphitheater, 4
"Dihedral Rewriteability," by
Cheryl Grood. 3201 Angell, 4 p.m.
"Bootstrap Recycling and the
Weighted-Likelihood Bootstrap,"
by Michael Newton of the University
|- m ..t A1M u a n m.

Rajesh Walavalkar. Chem Bldg, rm
Chung Kim, speaking on a topic to
be announced. Chem Bldg, rm 1650,
4 p.m.
"Reconstructions in Soviet Art and
Culture," by Anatole Senkevitch.
Lane Hall Commons, noon-1.
"Eradicating the Lie: Blacks and
Christianity," part of the Black
Religious History Series. Union,
Anderson Rm, 7 p.m.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service.Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church Comput-
ing Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.,
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
Rm., 7-9:00.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
practice. Call David Dow, 668-7478,
for info. IM Bldg, Wrestling Rm, 7-9.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly
event. Guild House, 802 Monroe St.,
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Call 995-0129
for info. Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, 10-
Anthropology Faculty Reception.
LSA Bldg, Executive Committee
Conf. Rm, 2nd floor, 4-6.
"Still Killing Us Softly," film. North
Campus, Baits Library, 7-9.
Defining a Career Objective. Career
Planning and Placement, 4:10-5.
The Job Search. Career Planning
and Placement, 4:10-5.

Continued from page 1
tional origin, or sexual orient-
There has been considerable
debate throughout the country over
whether these non-academic con-
duct codes, which have been insti-
tuted at many universities, infringe
upon the First Amendment rights
of university students.
The extent to which verbal ha-
rassment can be considered
"inappropriate, abusive, threaten-
ing, or demeaning actions" has
also been questioned.
"I think the University has in-
appropriately punished a student
because of the comments he
made," said Steve Brown, execu-
tive director of the Rhode Island
American Civil Liberties Union.
"The University should be punish-
ing students only for conducts and
In a Brown University News
Bureau press release, Gregorian

denied charges that Brown Univer-
sity's "hate-speech" policy and
disciplinary actions against Hann
restrict free speech.
"I said I would prosecute vigor-
ously and seek the expulsion of
persons who incite hatred... Noth-
ing I said then or have done since
then should be construed as limit-
ing anyone's freedom of speech,
nor have I revised the University's
code of conduct to that effect. Nei-
ther the spirit nor the letter of the
code compromises this most im-
portant freedom," Gregorian said.
"The rules do not proscribe
words, epithets or slanders; they
proscribe behavior," he continued.
"The point at which speech be-
comes behavior and the degree to
which that behavior shows flagrant
disrespect for the well-being of
others... is determined by an evi-
dentiary hearing which considers
the facts and circumstances of
each case."
Gregorian refused to comment
on any specific case.

Continued from page 1
military significance in civilian
"The term 'surgical strike'
seems to suggest something very
clean and rapier-like," one mili-
tary official said. "That's hyper-
bole. It belies an understanding of
what war is really all about."
"War is a dirty business," Ma-
rine Brig. Gen. Richard Neal, a
spokesperson for the U.S. Central
Command in Saudi Arabia, said.
"Unfortunately there will be col-
lateral damage," he said, using the
military euphemism for civilian
Heavily bombarded Basra, a
city of 1.5 million providing key
logistics support for troops in
nearby Kuwait, "is a military town
in the true sense," Neal said. "It's

State Department spokesperson
Margaret Tutwiler said the admin-
istration finds them "deeply trou-
"No prison sentence imposed:
for non-violent activity could be
considered lenient," she said. "The
speed of the verdicts, the limited
opportunity afforded defendants to
prepare a defense and the inability.
of independent observers to attend!
the trials inevitably raises ques-
tions of justice, fairness and dues
important to understand that Iraq
assumes the responsibility by mov-
ing (military facilities) into civil-
ian-type structures."
The Pentagon claims an accu-
racy rate above 90 percent, but
even that achievement would
leave a margin for devastating er-7,
ror when thousands of tons of
bombs are being dropped daily.
And John Lehman, a former
secretary of the Navy, was quoted
in Newsday as saying Pentagon
contacts had told him that laser-,
guided "smart" bombs are hitting:,
their targets about 60 percent of'
the time.
Iraqi authorities, after being
silent about civilian casualties in
the first days of the war, are now
aggressively accusing the allies of
war atrocities in the bombing.

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