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$140M to
be used to
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov.
John Engler ordered the use of
about $140 million from the state's
rainy day fund yesterday to avoid
the layoffs of 2,118 corrections
workers, including 1,785 guards.
Engler said he was advised by
Attorney General Frank Kelley
that he had to take whatever steps
necessary to comply with a federal
judge's order earlier this week to
stop layoffs at six prisons.
He.said he extended his action
to all prisons because he didn't be-
lieve the state could win against
an expected equal protection ar-
gument from other institutions.
Engler's action immediately
raised questions about whether the
governor can spend money without
'legislative approval.
"My understanding of triggering
the budget stabilization fund is an
.emergency has to be declared and
-two-thirds of the Legislature has to
,approve it," said Steve Serkaian, a
spokesperson for House Speaker
Lewis Dodak. "The bottom line is
you can't spend the money unless
you have authorization to do so."
But Engler said he was charged
with finding the money to pay
prison guards.
4"Based on our analysis legally
I'of what that court order says to
me, we can't lay those guards off,"
Engler said. "The only available
revenue that was not appropriated
that is available is the budget sta-
bilization fund."
His legal counsel, Lucille Tay-
lor, said former Gov. William Mil-
liken did a similar thing in a case
involving school busing.
Telephone calls to the offices
and homes of Dodak and other top
Democrats in the House went
unanswered yesterday evening.
Engler announced his decision
at 5:45 p.m. yesterday, after
Democrat and Republican law-
makers spent the day blaming
each other for the possible layoffs.

Office assignment
conflict resolved


by Joshua Meckler
A University student organization which
was originally assigned an office by the
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) last
November was just able to move into its
new office at 4103 Union last month, the or-
ganization's president said.
Last semester, MSA assigned room 4315
in the Union to both the International Ob-
server (IO), an MSA-recognized magazine
publishing group, and N.E.E.D. Service, a
volunteer organization which counsels stu-
dents and community members experiencing
personal or financial difficulties. However,
N.E.E.D. Service denied IO access to the of-
fice, said 10 President Heather Szerlag.
Szerlag said she received a note from
N.E.E.D. Service saying her group's access
to the office was denied due to the filing of
what she termed a "court injunction."
Safiya Cabell-Khalid, volunteer coordina-
tor of N.E.E.D. Service, said no court injunc-
tion was filed. Rather, the group filed a
complaint about the office situation with
MSA's Court of Common Pleas saying the
office could not be shared.
Cabell-Khalid said the complaint was
filed out of concern for the confidential na-
ture of the records stored in the office. Be-
cause of limited file cabinet space in the of-
fice, some of the private records had to be
kept in boxes on the floor.
The complaint was filed "for the protec-
tion of the people. Frankly, there wasn't

much of a choice," Cabell-Khalid said.
Aileen Tomaszewski, business manar
of IO, said MSA never notified IO of j
IO did not challenge N.E.E.D. Service; iq-
stead they asked MSA to assign 10 a diffef-
ent office, Tomaszewski said.
Tomaszewski, who shares an apartment
with Szerlag, said they used the apartme t
as an office last semester.
"It was very inconvenient, especially in
dropping off articles because neither of us
are home very much," she said.
IO plans to make full use of their newvof-
fice - as soon as its leaky heater is
Colleen Tighe, serving as temporary *d-
ministrative Coordinator for MSA, said such
maintenance problems are not common.
"It seems to me that there haven't bben
many problems," she said, referring to m4in-
There have been numerous other prOb-
lems with MSA's office allocations, inclid-
ing the recent Michigan Video Yearbook's
(MVY) office-sharing complaint.
Charles Dudley, who played a major tole
in office assignments last semester,
"screwed things up a lot," said Tigjhe.
"We're in the process of trying to fix"it
now," she said.
Dudley is currently serving in the milit y
and could not be reached for comment.

Icy reception
First-year Physical Education student Greg Lattig gives first-year LSA student Jon Peiken,
from Miami, a lesson yesterday on what Michigan snow is really like.

Learning Disability Society recognize
by Becca Donnefeld 1

Seven University professors and
teaching assistants are being rec-
ognized for their sensitivity and
helpfulness to students with learn-
ing disabilities.
"The University of Michigan as
a whole doesn't like to accept the
fact that students with learning
disabilities can get accepted to the
University, and the behavior of
some of the faculty reflects this at-
titude," said LSA senior Emily
Singer, founder of the Learning
Disability Society.
In an effort to show their appre-
ciation to those faculty members

Helpfulfaculty receive letters of commendataon

who accommodate learning
disabled students, the society is
giving recognition awards to seven
professors and TAs nominated by
learning disabled students.
Award recipients are Psychol-
ogy Prof. Karl Rosengren, Psy-
chology TA Amy Aberbach, En-
glish Prof. Thomas Garbaty, En-
glish TA Howard Shott, Physics
Prof. Walter Grey, Economics TA
Raed Dandan, and Women's Stud-
ies TA Lisa Krooms.
The society sent a question-
naire to the 60 University students
who are classified as learning dis-
abled, asking them to list teachers
who have been helpful and to de-
scribe their help. Five students re-

sponded to the questionnaire.
Jonathan Ellis, a member of the
society, said, "Many people asso-
ciate learning disabilities with a
lack of intelligence or inability to
perform. We want to show that cer-
tain teachers made it possible for
students to prove their knowledge."
"Many teachers are basically
helpful to learning disabled stu-
dents, but their help goes no fur-
ther than: 'You need extra time?
Fine.' Professor Shott was very
understanding with me, volunteer-
ing a lot of time and helping me
do a lot of rewrites," Ellis said.
LSA junior Yolanda Lozano
said Shott was the reason she
found out she had a learning dis-

ability. "He saw that I had a prob-
lem and encouraged me to get
testing," she said.
'We want to show that
certain teachers
made it possible for
students to prove
their knowledge'
- Jonathon Ellis
Learning Disability
Society member
Lozano said the awards
"encourage TAs and professors to
take notice of learning disabled

s faculty
students' special needs and givp
learning disabled students a listing
of professors who are aware and
Singer believes some professors
hesitate to accommodate students
because "they don't want to alib
some students benefits that otheis
don't have." She said the goal of
the Learning Disability Societe,
founded last year, is to "promot
awareness and increase programs
for learning disabled students oh
Each recipient received a per-
sonal letter from the students who
nominated him or her, along witi 3a
general letter from the societyIn
addition, a copy of the letter -w1l
be sent to the recipients' depa4-
ment heads.

Monday's paper should have reported that the Michigan Student Assem-
bly (MSA) spent $80 on its pizza party. Also, MSA Communications
Committee Chair Brett White did not call for a student strike or peti-
tion; he was directing his comments towards MSA Student Rights
Committee Chair Corey Dolgan. In the anti-war rally coverage yester-
day, Daniel Kohns' name was spelled incorrectly. Also from yesterday's
paper, the Graduate Employee's Organization (GEO) is negotiating with
the University to receive pay instead of academic credit as compensa-
tion for mandatory teaching assistant training.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

ANC member speaks on war ____


UMAASC Steering Committee,
weekly mtg. Union, rm 4202, 1 p.m.
Feminist Womens' Union, weekly
meeting. Call 662-1958 for info.
Union, 4:00.
U-M Chess Club, weekly practice.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info.
League, 1:00.
Ecology Center, annual mtg. St. An-
drew's Church, 2 p.m.
"Chemicals, Polymers and Ceram-
ics from the Beach," Prof. Rick
Laine. Chem Bldg, rm 1706, noon.
Horace Boyer. North Campus Com-
mons, Boulevard Rm, noon.
"Imitation Misogyny : Talking
About the Arcipreste De Talavera,"
MLB, 4th floor Commons, 4:30.
"GEO: Bargaining Table Discus-
sions," by Ingrid Kock. Guild House,
802 Monroe, noon.
"On the Coverage Probability of
Bayesian Credible Sets in Change-
Point Problems," by Hang Paul
Zhang of Stanford University. 1412
Mason, 3 p.m.
"Coordinated Control Braking and
Steering in a Vehicle," by Dr. M.
Salman of General Motors. EECS
1200,4 p.m.
"The Role of a Christian Youth In a
Changing Society," a series of talks
by Charles Case, to be followed by a
pizza party. Ann Arbor Seventh Day
Ar ,an.,.et.,.x n 4n lt:."n

by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
11:30 Fri.-S at., 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs. Call
763-WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
U of M Women's Rugby Club, Fri-
day practice. Call 995-0129 for more
info. Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club. For info call
David Dow, 668-7478. IM bldg,
wrestling rm, 7-9.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, Friday workout. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8-9.
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.
Sharpening Your Interview Skills.
Career Planning and Placement,
Anti-Imperialist War Rally. Union
steps, 11:30.
Anti-War Rally. Diag, noon.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club, Sat-
urday practice. CCRB Small Gym, 3-
"The Princess Bride," film. Hillel, 8
& 10.
Sunday Social, weekly event for in-
ternational and American students. In-
ternational Center, 603 E.Madison,
Israeli Dancing. One hour of instruc-
tion followed by one hour of open
dancing. Hillel, 8-10.
U of M Ultimate Frisbee Club,
weekly practice, any weather.
MitchellFl1d. 19 nm.

by Jesse Snyder
Daily Staff Reporter
Rather than expected speaker
Dr. Louise Cainkar, African Na-
tional Congress (ANC) member
Barry Kistna Samy lectured last
night in the Natural Science Audi-
torium on the "Hidden Casualties
of War."
Cainkar's plane was delayed
because of the weather, and is ex-
pected to speak next Tuesday.
Cainkar is the director of the
Palestine Human Rights Informa-
tion Center International.
Samy, a public health student
and member of the health planning
division of the ANC, spoke to
about 150 people on the economic,
environmental, psychological, and
social consequences of the Gulf
He spoke about unsolved do-
mestic problems in the United
States, increased world-wide ter-
rorism, environmental degradation
in Iraq, and growing distrust of the
United States and Western Europe
throughout the rest of the world.
"It used to be East against
West, but in the post-cold war it's
becoming North against South," he

"The increasing world of poor
and oppressed is getting tired of
big brother always interfering.
They will begin to view Americans
as people dangerous to deal with,"
he added.
Citing his work with South
African political victims, Samy
also warned of post-traumatic
stress syndrome in returning sol-
diers as well as in Iraqi, Saudi
Arabian, Kuwaiti, and Israeli civil-
Samy accused the West of hav-
ing a double standard in regard to

people's liberation movements in
sensitive spots of the world such as
the Middle East, South Africa,
Central America, and Southeast
"In Eastern Europe it's called
democratic reform, but in South
Africa and Palestine it's called
tribal warfare and insurrection," he
Samy said it is ironic that Uni-
versity students, who will become
the next ruling class, have been
largely apathetic to political strug-
gles worldwide.

(E:piscopal Church at U-h1)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
I loly Eucharist-5 p.m. at St. Andrew's
Supper-6 p.m. at Canterbury I louse
The Rev. Virginia Peacock, Ph.D., Chaplain
Call 665-0606
502 E. Iluron
SUN.: Worship-9:55 am.
WED.: Supper & Fellowship-5:30 p.m.
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
(Between I tif &6South University)
Worship-9:30 & 11 a.m.
Campus Faith Exploration Group-9:30
Campus Worship & Dinner-5:30 p.m.
For information, call 662-4466
Amy Morrison, Campus Pastor
801 South Forest (at Hill Street), 668-7622
SUND)AY: Worship-10 a.m.
WED)NESDAY: Worship-7:30 p.m.
Campus Pastor: John Rollefson
(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-A-5 p.m.
THURS.: Feb. 21: "Options for Conscious
Objections (to a draft)"-7 p.m.
1511 Washtenaw
SUNDAY: Worship-10:30 a.m.


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