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Copyright 1991
Vol. Cl, No. 108 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 11, 1991 The Michian Daily

Burks out
five bucks
for forgery
by Julie Foster
Daily MSA Reporter
Presidential candidate Angie Burks was repri-
manded by the Michigan Student Assembly's Elec-
tion Court Saturday for forging a fellow candidate's
signature. The court fined Burks five dollars.
The court also ruled Corey Mornon, whose signa-
ture Burks forged, ineligible for.election. MSA can-
didates are required sign their own declaration of
candidacy.
Mornon could not be reached for comment.
Burks, a member of the Common Sense party,
said she felt the charges were minor in comparison to
other issues the court should be considering.
Election Court Chief Justice Mike Troy said the
court decided on a lenient punishment because Burks
did not hide her actions. He said removing her from
the ballot would be too stiff a penalty based on the
offense.
"The code says we can't take someone off the
ballot unless they get fined and then do something
wrong again," Troy said.
"It's best to let the voters decide what they think
of her actions rather than us deciding for them," he
added.
Burks said she was not trying to be dishonest. "If I
would have tried to be deceptive, I wouldn't havej
signed it (the form) because my handwriting is very
distinguishable."
The reason she signed the form, Burks said, was
because Mornon is an African American, and the
Common Sense party has a commitment to creating
diversity on the assembly. Mornon was not in town
and unable to sign her own form.
Burks said the charges were petty in comparison
to some more important issues Election Court should
consider. "Something that bothers me is that we have
this charge, but where are those charges when I get
harassed... where is that justice when I am walking
down the street and people call me a nigger?"
See BURKS, Page 2

Arab

nations

call for peace
conference

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP)
- Eight Arab governments yester-
day endorsed a proposal by Presi-
dent Bush that calls on Israel to re-
linquish territory in exchange for
peace in the region.
But Secretary of State James
Baker rejected an Arab request for
a Mideast peace conference.
"This is not the appropriate
time," Baker said, reiterating the
administration's stance opposing
such a meeting.
Baker met with the foreign min-
isters of Egypt, Syria, Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the
United Arab Emirates, Oman and
Qatar.
Avi Pazner, a top adviser to Is-
raeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir said Israel would push a 2-
year-old plan that offers
Palestinians elections and
negotiations on Israel's autonomy
offer.
Yosef Ben-Aharon, who advises
Shamir on the land-for-peace ques-
tion, said on state television that
"if the Arabs come and tell us that
territory is the primary objective of
negotiations, it is a sign they're
not really aiming for peace."
"If they tell us they finally de-
cided to recognize Israel's
existence and deal with it as an
equal partner, then they can place
on the negotiating table any issue
they wish," he said.

The issue has
violence between
Israelis.

caused renewed
Palestinians and

In Jerusalem yesterday, an Arab
man who said he was sending a
"message to Baker" fatally
stabbed three Jewish women and
wounded another. After the attack,
angry Israelis shouted, "Baker go
home!" and anti-Arab slogans.
Bush, pledging to move quickly
toward a lasting peace in the
Middle East, told Congress last
week that any settlement should
be based on an exchange of
territory for peace.
"We support this initiative,"
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince
Saud said after meeting with
Baker.
Baker said he and the foreign
ministers made "some very good
progress," and emphasized the
Arab acceptance of a proposal for
a permanent security force to
protect the oil fields in the Persian
Gulf.
But there was a clear difference
between the United States and the
eight Arab nations on a Middle
East peace conference.
"Our objective is to convene an
international conference under UlN
auspices," Syrian Foreign Minister
Farouk Sharaa told reporters.

-Painful loss
Michigan sophomore forward David Roberts watches dejectedly after the Wolverines' 6-5
overtime defeat to Lake Superior State in the CCHA Championship game.

Two largest assembly parties announce platforms

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Common Sense party advocates
both negotiation and activism
by Jay Garcia

Coalition leader would abolish
Peace and Justice Commission

Daily MSA Reporter
As Michigan Student Assembly
elections draw nearer, a new party
has emerged, bringing with it a
liberal platform.
"Common Sense is about{
what's right and what's right al-
ways wins," said MSA Vice Presi-
dent Angie Burks..
Burks will try to gain the top
executive assembly seat as the
leader of Common Sense, the sec-+
ond largest party vying for seats on
MSA.
"One of my philosophies is to+
be useful to others. (Being presi-
dent of MSA) is one way I can be+
useful to people in my environ-

ment," Burks said.
Todd Ochoa, the student ar-
rested last year for chalking anti-
deputization slogans, will run as
the party's vice-presidential candi-
date. Charges against Ochoa were
dropped last week by the Univer-
sity.
"We're a party for students. I
want students to feel like they can
make a difference.We have a lot
of integrity and we're willing to
work," Ochoa said.
Two Common Sense candi-
dates, Burks and LSA Rep. Hunter
Van Valkenburgh were both previ-
ously elected to MSA under the
See COMMON, Page 2

by Julie Foster
Daily MSA Reporter
Assembly reform will be a pri-
mary focus for the Conservative
Coalition's election campaign,
said Presidential candidate James
Green and running mate Julie
Davies.
Green said he would like to
eliminate some of the assembly's
committees. He said he wants to
remove the Peace and Justice
Commission because, "It is a tool
for MSA to make foreign policy
statements which MSA should not
be making."
This semester, Students Against
U.S. Intervention (SAUSI),
evolved from the Peace and Jus-

tice Commission. The group
formed an anti-war movement on
campus and also sent students to
Washington D.C. to march in an
anti-war rally.
Green said assembly members
have rights to speak their minds,
but he had concerns about pursuing
these issues through MSA. "I don't
have a problem with the state-
ments, but the statements being
made in the name of the students
at the University."
"I don't mean that these sorts of
issues should not be discussed, but
(the assembly) should facilitate
debate and not dictate debate,"
Green said.
See COALITION, Page 2

Burks

Green

POWs return to U.S.

as

civil unrest rages in Iraq

Associated Press
"Someday" finally came for 21
former American prisoners who re-
turned to Andrews Air Force Base
yesterday to the embrace of their
families, the praise of their mili-
tary bosses and the cheers of ordi-
nary citizens.
"Your country is opening its
arms to greet you," said Defense
Secretary Dick Cheney and sev-
eral thousand onlookers applauded.
"Someday finally came and
we're glad to be home," said Air

Force Col. David Eberly, the high-
est ranking of the former POWs
' aboard the flight he dubbed
"Freedom Zero-One" from
Bahrain.
Families of the returning POWs
were the only ones allowed close,
thousands of other welcomers were
kept behind a fence.
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Sta-
maris was flown home apart from
the others on a C-141 medical
evacuation plane because of a
broken leg and other injuries.

The soldiers stepped off the
plane and shook hands first with
Cheney, then Gen. Colin Powell,
chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Eberly said he was proud to re-
port "the conduct during captivity
of the ladies and gentlemen beside
me has been without question.
Their sense of honor and duty to
country was beyond reproach."
The returnees had only a brief
time with their families, then were
taken to military hospitals in the
See POWS, Page 3

Protesters
rally in
support
of GEO
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Staff Reporter
"We have a right to be to be
treated as human beings," said Alan
Zundel, a member of the Graduate
Employees' Organization (GEO)
bargaining team to a crowd of more
than 100 of the union's supporters
Friday afternoon at the LSA build-
ing.
TAs, undergraduates, and Ann
Arbor residents rallied to support
GEO as they met with University
bargainers in a negotiation session
to debate a new contract.
The current TA contract expires
this Friday.
After the rally, protesters waited
outside the University bargaining

Lottery to decide
by Marc Ciagne
Daily Staff Reporter opportunity to secur

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e a spot through

parking
Sept. 3 and students will have until
Sept. 4 to claim their spot.
DeWolf expects as many as
2,000 students to apply for the park-

University Parking Services will
use a lottery system to assign 500
B student narkine snaces for the 1991-

a random lottery drawing. The fee is
used to pay for maintenance of the
lots. lighting. and snow removal,

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