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NSIDE...
Charting the
rebirth of
Michigan hockey.
See WEEKEND.

Since 1890

TODAY
Sunny;
High: 43, Low: 23.
TOMORROW
Paty cloudy;
High: 45, Low: 28.

Vol. CI, No.112 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 14,1991 The risy

*Baker meets
with Soviets
Middle East peace, Soviet
domestic turmoil on agenda
Associated Press
At the windup of a five-nation Mideast tour, Sec-
retary of State James Baker said yesterday that
chances of settling the Arab-Israeli dispute were bet-
ter than ever before..
Baker arrived in Moscow from Syria to consult
with Soviet leaders on their nation's own turmoil, as
well as contributions the Soviet Union might make to
a lasting Mideast peace. During a three-day visit, he
also planned to talk to leaders of the growing opposi-
tion to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
The United States has promised the Soviets a
postwar role in the peace process, but has not said
what that role should be. The Soviets supported the
United Nations resolutions demanding Iraq give up
Kuwait, but they declined to send troops for the in-
ternational coalition that drove Iraq out.
Earlier, in Damascus, a senior U.S. official on the
Baker trip said that Syria for the first time was con-
sidering "genuine peace" with Israel rather than sim-
ply a cessation of armed conflict.
"The Syrians told us they have changed their po-
* sition," said the official, who spoke on condition of
anonymity.
Baker and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa
confirmed that dozens of Scud-C missiles and mis-
sile launchers, capable of reaching virtually all of Is-
rael, had been delivered to Syria.
Other sources said Wednesday in Jerusalem the
weapons had arrived on a ship from North Korea and
may be capable of carrying chemical weapons.
Sharaa said Syria was still in a state of war with
Israel, which has "so many weapons of mass destruc-
* tion."
On the long detention in Lebanon of six American
hostages by the fundamentalist Hezbollah group,
Sharaa said that "the issue has to be resolved" and
that Syria would exert maximum effort to secure
their release.
"We are not pessimistic that this will happen,"
Sharaa said.
U.S. officials said that they welcomed Syria's
help but that Iran, which backs Hezbollah, holds the
key to the hostages' fate.
The secretary of state said he had "sensed a very
serious intent on the part of the Syrian government to
pursue an active peace process."
Baker said he had detected an attitude in Israel
See BAKER, Page 2

Police report: use
of mace justified

Michigan's Dan Stiver skates up ice against Lake Superior . Stiver and
the rest of the Wolverines begin the NCAA race tonight.against Cornell.
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in NC a oener

at campi
by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
Ann Arbor police, following an internal
investigation, have concluded that mace
was properly used when fights broke out at a
Black Greek Association (BGA) party at
South Quad December 9.
The investigation report also confirmed
that, although racial slurs were hurled during
the break-up of the party, neither Ann Arbor
nor University Public Safety and Security
(DPSS) officers were responsible for the
remarks.
In a formal statement by the Black
Student Union (BSU) made after the party,
students alleged that remarks like "black
asses" and "niggers," were made by Ann
Arbor police and Housing security.
"The whole question of the thoroughness
of this investigation is up for question," said
Devlin Ponte, LSA junior and spokesperson
for the BSU. "They conducted their
investigation from two complaints. There
were far more than that - at least six we
know of formally."
The complaints were filed with Ann
Arbor police following their intervention at
an Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority party at
South Quad, during which a number of fights
broke out. According to police reports, there
were 200 to 300 people at the party, and a
few fights involving eight to 25 people each.
DPSS and Ann Arbor officers were
notified of the incident and quickly arrived
at the scene.
An Ann Arbor lieutenant decided to use
mace after determining it would be the
safest way to break up the fights, according
to an investigation by Ann Arbor police
Capt. Paul Bunten. -
Although the report acknowledged that
"over-spray" onto non-aggressors is
unavoidable when mace is employed, it also
reiterated "the decision to use chemical
agents seems to have been the best way to
tactically solve the incident."
"Any one could have been affected by

is party
the mace," said Shawn Mason, LSA junior
and representative of the Angel Club, a
women's service organization. "A lot of the
people who were maced were not at all
involved in the fighting."
Mason added that in a small room with
one exit, filled with 200 people, police had
to know the mace would affect more than
just the combatants.
The complaints also alleged that the
police's use of mace was racially motivated,
and that racial slurs were made by officers
on the scene.
In a letter from William Hoover, acting
chief of police, to a complainant, Hoover
wrote, "The primary police motivations in
response to such an incident is to disperse
the participants as quickly and humanly as
possible ... Clearly, the race of the partici-
pants was not at issue."
Mason said she still felt the police would
not have behaved the same way at a non-
Black function.
"I talked to many members of the IFC
(Interfraternity Council). They have brawls
almost every weekend... but they're ignored
because they are are in a fraternity house,"
Mason said.
In his report, Bunten did not conclude
whether racist statements were made,
although he stated, based on interviews of
officers and complainants, "I find it highly
unlikely that any Ann Arbor Police Officer
made such a statement."
Hoover's letter concurred with these
conclusions, and added that "the
individual/s who used racial slurs were not
members of DPSS staff," but that he did
believe remarks were made.
"The police department is like a
fraternity," said Lester Spence, LSA senior
and BGA vice president. "It's like a
brotherhood - what you're going to have is
the same kind of loyalty that you do in a
fraternity... so if they say it wasn't said, it's
like it wasn't said."

by Jeni Durst
Daily Hockey Writer
No more practice. No more
rehearsal. This time it's live. This
time the show is for real.
The show in question is the
NCAA hockey tournament, and
when the curtain goes up on the
first round this weekend, the pres-
entation will showcase Michigan
versus the Cornell Big Red.
For Wolverine ..coach .Red.
Berenson, the rehearsal has lasted
since his inception at the head
Michigan position seven years ago.
After being overlooked by the
national selection committee last
year, the Wolverines became de-
termined to make the Broadway of

hockey this season. But now that
they have made it, for the first
time in 15 years; they want to
keep reaching for the brass ring.
"From day one, that's how we
started our season, thinking about
how we felt at the end of last year
- that we had something to prove
this year, that we were a deserving
team," Berenson said. "The thrill
of getting in is to give yourself a
chance to do really well. So we
worked hard this year to get here
and now we want to do something
when we're here."
To achieve this higher goal, the
Wolverines must first surpass the
See ICERS, Page 9

Stanford investigated for
misuse of research grant

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Confronted with charges of mis-
use of federal research money,
Stanford President Donald
Kennedy and other university
officials left the California
sunshine for Washington to testify
in a Congressional hearing this
week.
The House Subcommittee on
Oversight and Investigations is
looking into possible abuses of
federal research grants allocated to
the university.
Universities may obtain govern-
ment research grants under two
auspices. They can request money
Speakers
call for
private
services
by Robert Patton
As politicians on the local,
state, and national levels debate
whether to raise taxes for public
services or to cut funding, Michael
Mills and David DiGiuseppe of the
Mackinac Center have another
idea: eliminate them altogether.

for specific projects or they may
request general funding to cover
additional expenses such as
laboratory usage fees.
The House Subcommittee
alleges that Stanford misused
some of these nonspecific funds. A
five-month investigation reveals
several possible abuses of these
grants.
The university allegedly spent
federal funds intended for research
on the following items:
$6,000 went toward lining
the closets in President Kennedy's
home with moth-repellant cedar
wood;

$2,000 per month was spent
to furnish Kennedy's home with
fresh flowers;
$1,000 per month was spent
for Kennedy's laundry service;
$17,730 was used for the
wedding reception of Kennedy's
daughter;
$1,200 purchased an antique
fruitwood toilet for Kennedy's offi-
cial residence;
$184,236 was spent for a 72-
foot yacht with a jacuzzi;
$7,000 purchased Kennedy's
bedsheets and another $750 was
used to rework his mattress, and;
See STANFORD, Page 2

MICHELLE GUY/Daily
City council hopefuls look on as moderator Ted Heisel hosts "Candidates Night", a forum at Weber's Inn.
Council and mayoral candidates
speak out, debate in public forum

by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
Ann Arbor natives, local,
politicos, and a variety of other
concerned citizens attended a fo- r
rum at Weber's Inn last night to,
hear 15 candidates tell why they;
should be elected - or reelected
- to city offices April 1.
The Washtenaw County
Homebuilders Association and the,
Ann Arbor Board of Realtors,

"change in leadership."
Brater, who has served on the
council since 1988, said one of
her main concerns was recycling.
As co-chair of the Solid Waste
Commission, Brater co-sponsored
an ordinance passed last Novem-
ber to require mandatory city-
wide recycling.
Brater said she is also con-
cerned with maintaining a strong
city infrastructure. "It's real sad to

about her own campaign, instead
of attacking the incumbent. "I
think that everything tonight that I
spoke about were my issues," she
said after the forum.
Jernigan pointed out that since
he took office as mayor, the city's
budget has recovered from a
deficit of $1.5 million to the cur-
rent $1.5 million surplus.
"We have a $1.5 million sur-
plus, the bond rating is good, the

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