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Students insist 7 1**BI

on bylaw
y Jeannie Lurie
aily Staff Reporter
Nearly 50 members and sup-
porters of New Queer Agenda
(NQA) gathered on the Diag Fri-
day to do an early St. Patrick's
Day jig and call for the inclusion
of "sexual orientation" in Regen-
tal Bylaw 14.06 on discrimination.
"Increase visibility and de-
mand your rights," University
alum David Horste said as he
=danced to music specially mixed
by WCBN. "The bylaw will be
Members of NQA are angry
:because the bylaw guarantees
equal rights for "all persons re-
'gardless of race, sex, color, reli-
gion, creed, national origin or an-
cestry, age, marital status, handi-
cap, or Vietnam-era veteran sta-
tus," but does not include "sexual
"Different groups have been
trying to change the law for al-
most 20 years," DeLaurier said.
"Twenty years ago it was forward
thinking, 10 years ago it was
timely, now it's way past due."
DeLaurier said the dance car-
ried more meaning than the re-
cent NQA Valentine's Day Dance
on the Diag because it ties in
strongly with St. Patrick's Day
and Ireland.
Ireland is in the process of re-
'pealing its old sodomy laws. An
NQA flier reads, "If Ireland can
join the 20th century, so can the
Jenifer Levin, an NQA mem-
ber and RC fiction writing instruc-
tor, said she disagrees with the
University's explanation for not

including "sexual orientation" in
Bylaw 14.06.
"The U of M lags behind all
peer institutions and 100 other
leading universities who have
passed anti-discrimination rules in
university bylaws," she said,
University officials have main-
tained that including sexual orien-
tation in Bylaw 14.06 is unneces-
sary because enough protections
already exist for the homosexual
Levin said the gay community
is in the process of consolidating
and healing differences. "The gay
community has suffered in the
past from fragmentation and dif-
ference of process. Gay liberation
is ready to consolidate," she said.
Levin believes homosexuals
face two serious problems.
"We don't have civil rights
and we are dying of AIDS in mas-
sive numbers," she said. "Our
government has to start caring."
Having a dance is better than
not doing anything, said LSA ju-
nior Marcia Ochoa.
"I don't know if James Duder-
stadt is going to say, 'Oh my God,
what was I thinking,' but every-
body walking through here is go-
ing to see there is a gay group on
campus and there's an issue
here," she said.
Onlookers had varying opin-
ions about whether or not the
dance would accomplish any
change in University or govern-
ment policy..
RC first-year student Carolyn
Allen thought the dance was a
great idea, but was doubtful about
what it could change.

Court accepts
alReprty's otda.heipondre pweal
by Jay Garcia
Daily M1 SA Reporter omitted. The elections director was

Brian Spolarich holds up a sign at 1
"This is supposed to be such a
progressive school, but I don't
think anyone cares," Allen said.
"The U of M is a place where you
go to perpetuate society as it is."
Ann Arbor resident Martin
Massaway disagreed with the
group's methods of educating the
public, claiming they harm the
gay community.
"I am gay and this is impor-
tant, but I think there are other
ways. Uneducated people see this
dirty dancing and think that's
what gay people are all about. It
reaffirms bad stereotypes that
straight people have of gays,"
Massaway said.
LSA senior and University
American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) Treasurer Joyce Gresko
agreed. "To people on the outside

the "Dance on the Diag" Friday.
it looks like a freak show. I don't
think this is going to change any-
thing," Gresko said.
"I'm at a loss for a solution,
but the ACLU may work on
changing the bylaw in the future,,"
she said.
Ann Arbor resident Brian Dur-
rance said, "I wouldn't miss this
for anything. We need gay people
to be visible on campus."
Cathy Schindler, also from
Ann Arbor, agreed. "This needs to
happen more often. It takes a lot
of guts," she said.
Ann Arbor resident Jay Miller
said he participated in the dance
specifically to draw attention to
himself and the issue. He said he
chose to wear a pink flowered
skirt because he would do
"anything to be more visible."

The Michigan Student Assem-
bly's election court ruled that the
Anti-Imperialist Action Caucus
(AIAC) could run candidates for
the assembly's executive offices,
overturning an initial decision bar-
ring the party from presidential
The AIAC party has decided on
a ticket of LSA senior Paul Car-
mouche for president and first-year
student Carolyn Allen for vice-
president. There are six students
total on the AIAC party ticket.
All parties vying for seats on
the assembly were supposed to of-
ficially announce their candidates
by March 5.
At the first hearing, held March
12, Carmouche argued that his
party did not originally announce it
would run presidential candidates
because an MSA flier did not list
the positions of president and vice-
president as ones that would be
"The elections court had the re-
sponsibility of running a list of all
the offices being contested in the
election. (The flier) was published
with president and vice-president

aware of the error but published it
anyway," Carmouche said.
At the first hearing, the election
court ruled that AIAC memberS
should have clarified any ambiguit
ties with MSA's election's direct
The AIAC party appealed that
decision at the second hearing
March 15 and successfully over
turned it.
There are six students9
total on the AIAC
party ticket
The court also reprimandeI
Election Director Tim Pope for nct
specifying all the positions being
contested on the flier.
"By ruling against us (at the
first hearing), they were giving ap
implicit sanction to the actions of
the elections director," Carmouche
AIAC's platform calls for the
abolition of the University Board
of Regents, democratically elected
defense patrols made up of stu-
dents and workers, and the institti
tion of an open admissions policy.+

ISR to study effect of stress on health

y arrick Wang
Db ily Staff Reporter

The University's Institute for
Social Research (ISR) is conduct-
ing a nationwide survey to study
the relationship between stress and
"It's common knowledge that
stress plays an important part in
most physical and emotional ill-
pess," said Sociology Prof. Ronald
Xessler, the head of the study.
"However, there has never been a
study of this scale to determine
how common this relationship is."
* The study began earlier this

month and consists of in-person in-
terviews, which are being adminis-
tered nationwide to 12,000 ran-
domly selected people, Communi-
cations Professor Emeritus Charles
Cannell said. He added that the in-
terviews will be conducted over a
year to account for variations in
climate and environment.
Kessler said the interviews are
performed by ISR's national field
staff and take approximately 80
minutes to complete. Each respon-
dent will receive a-progress report
about the study.

Cannell said the questions
asked have been developed by the
National Institution of Mental
Health, the World Health Organi-
zation, and other worldwide orga-
nizations. He added that ISR modi-
fied and improved questions which
were considered ambiguous or con-
The respondents will be asked
if they have experienced three dif-
ferent types of stress including:
acute major stress, resulting
from factors such as a recent job
loss or death of a loved one;

"role-related" stress, which
results from chronic difficulties at
work or home, and;
"lifetime trauma-related"
stress, resulting from experiences
such as combat experience, natu-
ral disasters, or death of a parent
or parents at a young age.
ISR will report its findings to
Congress in late 1992. Congress
will use the report to determine
how many people have difficulties
in getting treatment for their health
problems, Kessler said.

'U' MTV winners head south to dance on beaches

by Jennifer Hiri
Sun bathing, strolls along the
beach, volleyball games, and
scoping - these are the typical
scenes on a Florida beach. But last
week, MTV hosted its Club MTV
College Tour Dance Show at Day-
tona Beach, causing serenity and
athletics to take a back seat.
Last November, the Club MTV
College Tour came to the Univer-
sity in search of two dancers. The
contest winners were originally in-
vited to the Palladium in New
York City for an appearance on the

show. Since then, MTV altered its
plans and brought the winners to
Florida as part of its Spring Break
The edition of Club MTV aired
this past weekend.
The two winners, LSA senior
Reggie Humphrey and LSA junior
Liz Follas, were chosen from 230
students competing in the dance
contest, which was held at the
Humphrey and Follas left last
Monday and returned Wednesday
exhausted. The vacation turned out

to be somewhat of an extensive
"They taped the show out of
sequence," Humphrey said.
"First they had Vanilla Ice and
he was actually the final act. So in
the beginning of the day, we had
to act like it was the end, and then
continue. The taping took all day,
from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
the program is only a half hour
long," he said.
One reason the taping of the
program elapsed over the entire
day was because MTV invited live

performers instead of using music
videos on large television screens.
Some of the musical talents
were Cathy Dennis, C&C Music
Factory, and Vanilla Ice. Of
course, Downtown Julie Brown
hosted the party.
The set was built on the beach
and Club MTV dancers led rou-
tines on a platform. The University
winners danced below in the sand,
while large crowds watched from
the boardwalk.



Iraqi rebels, gov't report


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Enact, weekly meeting. DANA Bldg.,
Rm. 1040,7:00.
People of Color Against War &
Racism, weekly meeting. West Engi-
neering, 1st floor Center for African &
Afro-American Studies Lounge, 5:00.
U of M Asian American Student.
Coalition (UMAASC), weekly mtg.
E. Quad, rm 124, 7 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
mtg. Hutchins Hall, rm 220, 8 p.m.
"Molecular Beams," Norman Ram-
sey, Nobel laureate in physics. 335
West Engineering, noon.
"Limit Theorems For Markov
Random Fields and Their Ap-
plications," T.V. Kurien of Florida
State University. 451 Mason, 4 p.m.
"Women and Mental Illness,"
Kaaren Brown of Eastern Michigan
University. First United Methodist
Church, 8-9:30.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs.,

Northwalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions Sun.-Thurs. 8-1:30
am., Fri.-Sat. 8-11:30. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sun.-Thurs.,
Angell/Haven Computing Center, 7-
11:00 p.m.; 611 Church Street Com-
puting Center, Tue. and Thurs. 7-11:00
p.m., Wed. 8-10:00. p.m.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club.
For info call 994-3620. Every Monday,
CCRB, Small Gym, 8-9:00.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club. Every
Monday, CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 7-
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Monday prac-
tice. Call David Dow (668-7478) for
info. I.M. Bldg., Wrestling Rm., 7-
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
The Yawp literary magazine.
Submissions accepted until 3/22 in
the box at 1210 Angell.
Winter Writer Series, weekly event.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 8:30.
"Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise,"
meat-out movie. 35 Angell, 7 p.m.
t~n After All Thes Yers.I" film.

heavy casual
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -
Rebels claimed yesterday that
government forces massacred
thousands of people in napalm at-
tacks that left the burned bodies of
women and children strewn along
a highway in Southern Iraq.
State-run newspapers in Bagh-
dad also reported horrific scenes of
destruction in two southern cities,
saying the bodies of hundreds of
people killed by anti-government
rioters were on the streets or
stacked in hospitals.
None of the claims by the
rebels or the newspapers could be
verified because Western journal-
ists have not been allowed to
cover the fighting.
Baghdad Radio said Iraq's Na-
tional Assembly would meet in a
special session Wednesday. The
agenda was not announced for the

ties in revolt
meeting of the rubber-stamp par-
liament. The session was called
one day after President Saddam
Hussein promised political reforms
once the rebellions are crushed.
The radio also said Izzat
Ibrahim, deputy chair of Iraq's rul-
ing Revolutionary Command
Council, met with army comman-
ders in northern Tamim province. It
referred to him for the first time as
the deputy commander of the
armed forces but did not indicate if
that signaled changes in the com-
mand of Iraq's army, which was
crushed in the Persian Gulf War.
On Saturday, in his first address
since the Gulf War ended in an in-
formal cease-fire, Saddam main-
tained that his forces had crushed
the Shiite Muslim revolt in the
South and would soon defeat Kur-
dish guerrillas in the North.

Bad to the bone
Lonsome George Thorogood jams hard to a raucus crowd at Hill Auditorium
last night.J
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lack of student cooperation, he
"A lot of time is spent jumping

Some students say they are
more aware of the solid waste cri-
sis and more conscious of reducing
waste in their everyday lives since
attending the University.
"I make a conscious effort to


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