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Wolverines,
Spartans brawl to
series split.
See SPORTSmonday
Page 1.

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FE'AT H ER
TODAY
Mostly cloudy, rainy;
High: 42, Low: 34.
TOMORROW
Cloudy, freezing rain;
High: 38, Low: 21.

Since 1890
Vol. Cl, No. 98 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 18, 1991 C pyg 19
heMhan Daily
nU.S. officials
.... 9 say date not
e y -d'rr
AFR set for assault
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) occur.
The U.S. military said yesterday When reporters at the U.S. mii
that no date has been set for an al- tary briefing in Riyadh asked about
Ss _ lied ground offensive in the Per- Dumass comment, Marine Brig
~sian Gulf war, and the U.S. said it Gen. Richard Neal said it was
~would reject any Soviet peace false.
plan calling for a cease-fire. ."N0 there is no date set at this
ter, RolhndFDumassaid yeserda I another rport, The Los Ange-
& > r xt n 5 k 1"A tthe allies have already set a date les Times said yesterday the
. = F ' & nu a " a' b re- ~.. vA §a kfor the ground assault. United States plans to launch a
s " $ h11S.Y YaWe are on the eve or the pre- ground and sea attack this week if
t eve of the ground offensive for the Iraq does not surrender or agree to
liberation of Kuwait," Dumas said a "diplomatic deal" in the next
P Poo in a radio interview in Paris. three days. The newspaper quoted
Rockets fired from Multiple Launch System launchers attached to the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division streak toward Iraqi positions Saturday night However, he did not specify unidentified U.S. military officers
The 1 st Cavalry had been firing rockets from Saudi Arabia at Iraqi positions for three days. exactly when the attack would See GULF, Page 2
.Engler plan would eliminate state-funded arts,

by Bethany Robertson
Daily Government Reporter
University Musical Society Ex-
ecutive Director Kenneth Fischer
has a standard response for people
who ask him to describe Ann Ar-
bor's art community.
"Ann Arbor is the kind of place
where we know we're doing the
right thing when in our kids' bed-
rooms, on one side of the door
there's a photo of that kid with his
arm around Rumeal Robinson, and
on the other side of the door is a
photo of him with his arm around

cellist Yo-Yo Ma," Fischer said.
However, Ann Arbor's reputa-
tion as a center for the arts could
be jeopardized by Gov. John En-
gler's proposals to reduce a state
deficit estimated to be as large as
$1.1 billion.
Engler's proposals concerning
the arts would drastically affect
programs state-wide. His recom-
mendations would merge the
Michigan Council for the Arts
(MCA) and the Commission on
Art in Public Places, and elimi-
nate state funding for art grants.

Those changes would reduce
MCA's funding alone by more than
90 percent.
Ann Arbor art organizations re-
ceived 44 different grants this year
Arts funding
on the --
cutting block
First of two
from MCA, totalling $600,827.
Grants funded organizations such

as the Michigan Theater, the Ann
Arbor Art Fair, and the Kerrytown
Concert House. The state has yet
to pay $333,117 of that amount,
said Barbara Goldman, MCA's ex-
ecutive director. She said those
accounts have essentially been
frozen since January.
Michigan's House of Represen-
tatives rejected Engler's original
proposals, but the state legislature
is working to reconcile plans sug-
gested by the governor's office and
the legislature.
John Truscott. Engler's press

secretary, said the governor was
forced to cut some state programs
in order to fund others he deems
more crucial - such as those that
support children or the disabled.
"We come from the perspective
that some programs deserve more
cuts and some programs deserve to
be restored," Truscott said.
Although the governor recom-
mended "total elimination" for art
grants in his original proposals, Tr-
uscott said Engler would consider
other options if funding could be
found.

, '" - -

Protesters accuse
gov t of neglecting
domestic needs
by Ken Walker the HoTmeless Action (Commnittee' sp

oke on

The government is neglecting the need
for spending at home by spending large
amounts of money on the Persian Gulf war,
protesters said Saturday.
Between 150 to 200 area residents met at
three Ann Arbor locations Saturday and
marched to the homeless center at 112 S.
Ashley street.
David Levin, LSA senior and SAUSI
member, said in a brief address before the
march, "We wanted to make a link between
all the money spent on the war in the
Middle East and all the money that isn't
spent here."
The march, sponsored by the Coalition of
Community and University Groups for a Just
Peace in the Gulf, was a cooperative effort
involving many student and area groups with
varying interests.
During the march, the demonstrators
chanted "George Bush, you can't hide. This
racist war is genocide," and "George Bush,
whaddya say? How many kids didja bomb
today?"
Six speakers represented several points of
view on the Gulf war as they addressed the
crowd gathered at the homeless center.
The first speaker, Ann Arbor resident
Blowdeen Munson, spoke on the role of
minorities in the Gulf war. "Our kids aren't
there because they're patriots," she said,
"They're there for job training and access to
institutions like the U of M."
Geology Prof. Mike Foote, a member of

the Gulf war's effect on housing. "(People
returning from the Gulf war) are going to be
out in the street ... They're going to have
difficulty getting housing. The government
has shown absolutely no willingness to make
any commitment to housing," he said in an
interview after his speech.
'This was a great town. And
now we got all these
goddamn radical leftists
around here'
-University alum
Speaker Flo Burke, an Ann Arbor
resident with two sons in the Navy, one of
whom is stationed in the Gulf, said after her
speech, "I feel that we should have negoti-
ated much longer ... I think that we ought to,
use more means to negotiate to get him out
of there, out of Kuwait."
At one point during the rally, a man
approached the speaking platform shouting
"Fucking commies! Go home, you fucking
radicals!" He intended to take down an
American flag displayed at the back of the
platform, but rally marshals prevented him.
In an interview as he left the area, he
identified himself as Howard Poppe, a
resident of Troy and a University alum. "I
was in the military in Korea. I came here, to
the University of Michigan, on the G.I. Bill.
This was a great town. And now we got all
these goddamn radical leftists around here."

"If the Democrats can find an
alternative funding source, he's
willing to negotiate," Truscott
said.
Until a definite plan is ham-
mered out, MCA is operating un-
der a 10.4 percent reduction in
funds, not the complete reductions
the governor recommended. But
Kathleen Mitchell, from the Office
of Public Information in the state's
Department of Management and
Budget, said the administration is
assuming the council and commis-
See ARTS, Page 2
Stockwell
to become
co-ed for
summer
by Laurie Per
For the first time in its history,
Stockwell residence hall will be-
come co-ed, but only temporarily.
University Housing has decided
to accommodate male and female
students in Stockwell instead of
Mary Markley this spring and
summer terms.
Stockwell will remain an all
women's dorm during the fall and
winter sessions. There are no plans
to make it co-ed in the future, said
Leroy Williams, director of Hous-
ing Information.
Markley has been used the past
few summers to house students
registered for classes in the spring
and summer terms. This summer,
Markley will be closed for im-
provements.
Williams said the housing de-
partment has been contemplating
the switch for a while. "We have
wanted to move out of Markley the
past couple of years in order to
renovate," he said. "Now we're do-
ing it, but we're not sure of the ex-
act projects that will be completed
in Markley."
Stockwell was the only dorm
available for the summer. Alice
Lloyd will be used for orientation,
South and West Quads will hold
summer camps, and Couzens and
Mosher Jordan will be used for
conferences.
"We're wanting to utilize the
entire housing system 12 months a
year," Williams said. "S tockwell
is the most logical choice. It is
available, it is a good size, it has
an excellent building director, and
tho'oiv nr w ,_ m _ ,, 1

KRISTOFFER GiLLETTE/Daily
Joined by Ann Arbor residents, students from various University groups march to demonstrate
the connection between the Gulf War and the needy in the United States.

City, HAC reach

agreement on evictions

by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
The Homeless Action
Committee (HAC) and the city
* came to an agreement last week

City allows squatters to remain in empty house,
HAC agrees not to obstruct their eventual eviction

have to deal with the bad publicity
before the elections."
The sheriff's department posted
a writ of eviction on the house last
Mnnin irna,. e nntrQt

City councilmember Ann Marie

agreement. HAC members earlier

not take any action before two

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