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Cosnowski said the purpose of
the trip was to talk to representa-
tives specifically about this Uni-
"Michigan has its own individ-
ual needs," Cosnowski said. "How
can it be compared to every uni-
versity in the country?
"We want to spend more time
lobbying with our federal represen-
tatives for federal funding for tu-
ition, financial aid, and the Higher
Education Reappropriations Act."
The conference costs $200 per
person. Cosnowski said this was
not "cost effective" because it fo-
cuses on other issues besides edu-
"The conference publishes an
agenda ... It throws in other issues
such as the legalization of abortion
and the clean air bill," Cosnowski
He said these issues were not
representative of all students.
Former MSA President Aaron
Williams, who went last year,
agreed with Cosnowski.
Williams said his group had
problems speaking to Congress
members through USSA. "They
(USSA) were telling people to
lobby an entire platform, and that
scared a lot of representatives."
Van Valey said she felt the
power of USSA lies in its numbers.
Individual lobbying, she said, "will
not have nearly the effect that
hundreds of students together will
"Because he (Cosnowski) per-
sonally doesn't like USSA means
he is denying students the right to
participate in the conference,"
Van Valey added.
But Cosnowski said the stu-
dents would benefit more from di-
rect contact with representatives.
"Michigan has representatives on
the education committee, and it's
extremely important to talk to
He said USSA functions as
"more of a big rally behind the is-
sues rather than debating them."
He said he will not fund the
Washington trip with MSA funds.
Van Valey plans to select peo-
ple to go to the conference if ERC
will not go.
Van Valey said she will bring
this to the assembly for approval.
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DETROIT (AP) - The city's
public housing is the worst in the
nation, with poor maintenance, ex-
tensive vacancies and long waiting
lists, a federal housing inspector
told Mayor Coleman Young.
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development officials
kicked off a 22-city tour in Detroit
by declaring the Detroit Housing
Department the nation's worst.
"This is an intolerable situa-
tion, and no one should feel that
they should take it anymore," said
Michael Janis, HUD's general
deputy assistant secretary for pub-
lic and Indian housing.
Janis said he delivered a
scathing report Tuesday at a meet-
ing with Young.
The mayor's press secretary,
Bob Berg, declined comment on
the HUD inspection Tuesday, say-
ing he didn't attend Janis's meet-
ing with Young. He did not return a
call yesterday seeking comment.
"I don't think there's any other
city that has a worse public hous-
ing problem than Detroit does,"
Janis said. "It's a very serious
The city housing department
uses federal money to operate pub-
lic housing. HUD provides most of
the department's $33-million an-
Janis praised Detroit's new
Housing Director Henry Hagood,
but said he was concerned by ru-
mors Hagood soon would be
'This is an intolerable
- Michael Janis
moved to city economic develop-
"Mr. Hagood has brought new
leadership to the housing agency
that was desperately necessary,"
he said. "If Mr. Hagood should go,
then there is going to be a question
of who is going to take over the
leadership, and that is critical."
Hagood was out of the office
yesterday and was unavailable, his
In their assessment of Detroit's
public housing, HUD officials said
there were appalling conditions
and staggering vacancy rates de-
spite long waiting lists for apart-
A HUD audit last fall reported
41 percent of the city's 8,800
available public housing units
were vacant. It also found 1,300 el-
igible clients on the city's waiting
On Tuesday, the HUD delega-
tion inspected renovation efforts
and were deluged with complaints
from unhappy tenants about rats,
roaches, broken elevators and mal-
functioning heating systems.
"This place is covered with
roaches and mice and rats," Hattie
Glasgow said. "You wouldn't want
them in your house, and we don't
want them here."
At another project, Geneva
Clark said city workers had done a
quick cleanup just prior to the
"We've been living in
garbage," Clark said Tuesday.
"When they found out that you all
were going to be here today, they
were out there picking up all the
trash. You all need to help us. t
can't take this. This is my home."
Curtis L. Bryant, Jr., a resident of Detroit's Jeffries' public housing
project, shows HUD representatives a vacant apartment on his floor.
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Jonathan Weber, Rose's part-
ner, pointed to Conlin's decision to
rule out any testimony about the
prosecution's settlement offers, as
well as his consistent overruling of
Rose's objections, as evidence of
Marcuse said he felt the day's
proceedings had been productive.
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Corps in the Philippines for two
years in the 1970s.
"It was more than just an inter-
esting experience," Wiernik said.
"It made me a better world-citizen
and gave me a better understand-
ing of the world from a different
"They (security officers and po-
lice) are going to be very careful
at demonstrations from now on,"
Marcuse said after the trial.
The trial began yesterday after-
noon at 1:30. Conlin heard the
complaint between Marcuse and
the University administrators, and
a jury was to decide the case be-
tween Barbour and Marcuse.
In Rose's opening statement, he
alleged that the charges under
which Marcuse was arrested under
in 1987 had been pursued only to
scare Marcuse into dropping his
Those charges were dismissed
in April of 1988, the day the trial
was to begin.
Peter Davis, the University's at-
torney, said the prosecutor had
dropped the charges "in the inter-
est of justice," because the trial
would have been costly for tax-
Although Judge Conlin would
not allow testimony from Jeff Ep-
ton (D-Third Ward), a former city,
councilmember who Rose hoped
could explain a pattern of police
corruption and harassment, testi-
mony was heard from retired po-
lice Capt. Robert Conn, and Dave
Austin, an eye-witness to the inci-
Austin's testimony added a
After Wiernik, Rackham
student William Moseley who
served in Africa from 1987 to
1989,spoke about the value of his
experiences. He described what it
was like living in a completely dif-
ferent and unfamiliar culture.
Following the remarks of the
volunteers, Peace Corps director
Paul Coverdell discussed past and
the future hopes of the Peace
Corps. He said he hoped for contin-
ued expansion of the Peace Corps.
He also spoke of his hope of
fulfilling the third goal of the
"It's time to fill out our mission
which includes bringing the
knowledge back home and put to
use in America," Coverdell said.
In order to serve this goal,
Coverdell spoke of the Peace
Corps Fellows-USA Program. Ear-
lier in the afternoon, Coverdell
signed a memorandum at a news
conference in the Michigan Union
that will bring the program to the
University of Michigan.
At the reception following his
speech, Coverdell also gave his
comments about the challenges
that the Peace Corps faces in the
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diers would leave Saudi Arabia by
midnight. More than 537,000 U.S.
troops were sent off to war.
"This is just the beginning of a
steady flow of American troops
coming home," Bush told a joint
session of Congress in a nationally
"Tonight in Iraq, Saddam walks
amidst ruin," Bush said. "His war
machine is crushed. His ability to
threaten mass destruction is itself
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destroyed... For all that Saddam
has done to his own people, to the
Kuwaitis and to the entire world,
Saddam and those around him are
The speech marked a sweet
moment of personal triumph for
Bush. Many congressional
Democrats had second-guessed
Bush throughout his seven-month
showdown with Saddam, urging
him not to go to war and then not
to launch a ground offensive.
Turning to the longstanding dis-
pute between Israel and its neigh-
bors, Bush said differences were
"so painful and intractable. Yet, in
the conflict just concluded, Israel
and many of the Arab states have
for the first time found themselves
confronting the same aggressor.
"By now, it should be plain to
"First, we face the challenge of
responding to the requests of so
many more countries wanting as-
sistance and trying to fulfill all
these requests. Secondly, we have
to deal with the vacuum now be-
tween the U.S. and the Islamic
Worlds," Coverdell said.
President James Duderstadt was
also in attendance at the celebra-
tion and the reception. He pri-
vately gave his comments on the
"The Peace Corps is a mar-
velous part of American society. It
all parties that peacemaking in the
Middle East requires compro-
mise," the president declared.
"We must do all that we can to
close the gap between Israel and
the Arab states, and between Is-
raelis and Palestinians."
A comprehensive peace must,
be grounded in U.N. Security
Council resolutions calling on Is-
rael to withdraw from occupied ter-
ritories and declaring the right of
all nations in the region to live in
peace within secure borders.
"This principle must be elabo-
rated to provide for Israel's secu-
rity and recognition, and at the
same time for legitimate Pales-
tinian political rights," Bush said.
"Anything else would fail the twin
tests of fairness and security.
"The time has come to put an
moment of levity to the proceed-
Explaining how he managed to
get past security and into what e
thought was an interview room dur-
ing the protest, he said he told a.
woman who he thought was with'
the CIA, "I'd like to interview for'
the position of assassin.' She said,
'Do you have an appointment?"' *
David Schwartz contributedrto
is a tremendous opportunity not
only for University students but foe
anyone," Duderstadt said, "Tr
University has taken a pride in that]
it all started on the steps of the"
A reception following the event
allowed everyone to speak to thdo
former Peace Corps volunteers.
Many came from out of town for
When asked if the Peace Corps
today was what Kennedy envi-
sioned 30 years ago Coverdell'
said, "Yes, I think he'd be very
happy if he were here tonight."
end to Arab-Israeli conflict," Bush
He said other challenges still
remain after the war, and he called
Creation of security ar,
rangements to produce a stable
gulf. He said "our friends and al-.
lies in the Middle East" will must,
take the lead in regional security
but that the United States "stands
ready to work with them to secure
the peace. He promised that US
forces will participate in joint ex-
ercises involving both air and
ground troops. Defense Secretary
Dick Cheney has discussed a con-
tinuing large naval presence in tel
Persian Gulf and rotation of air-
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