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Breezy, chance of rain;
High: 58, Low: 37.
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High: 52, Low: 37.

Vol. Cl, No. 116 Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Thursday, March 21, 1991 They

Bash fines
get high ;
may patrol
by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
This time the Hash Bash won't
be an April Fool's toke.
When the 20th annual Diag Hash
Bash gets underway April 6, five
days after its traditional April 1
kick-off, students for the first time
may see officers from the Univer-
sity's new police department trad-
ing hash for $100 citations.
That's four times the cost of the
citations Ann Arbor police will be
passing out, and 20 times the fine
bashers have been charged for the
past 19 years.
Last spring, voters in the city of
Ann Arbor approved a proposal that
raised the minimum fine for mari-
juana possession from $5 to $25.
That's still only a fraction of the
$100 or 90 days in jail that Michi-
gan state law stipulates as punish-
ment for the crime.
Sgt. Vern Baisden, of the De-
partment of Public Safety and Secu-
See HASH BASH, Page 2

U.S. ti
Ira q~i
Associated Press
The United States demonstrated
its dominance over Iraq's airspace
yesterday by shooting down an Iraqi
warplane that took flight in viola-
tion of the Gulf War cease-fire.
It was the first air engagement
since fighting stopped three weeks
President Bush warned Iraq the
United States will continue to
shoot down its warplanes if any
more take off, underscoring the
hard-line stand the administration
has adopted in the absence of a for-
mal cease-fire in the Persian Gulf
U.S. forces continue to hold the
southeastern portion of Iraq, keep-
ing Iraqi troops out, destroying mil-
itary equipment they find and re-
taining "a nice bargaining chip" to
encourage progress toward an ac-
ceptable formal end to the war.

U.S. F-15 fighter jets are flying
24-hour patrols over Iraqi airspace,
while early warning planes keep an
eye out for any combat aircraft tak-
ing wing.
Presidential spokesperson Mar-
lin Fitzwater said yesterday's inci-
dent did not mean a broad resump-
tion of hostilities.
The U.S. Central Command said
an Air Force F-15C shot down the
Iraqi Su-22 jet fighter over Tikrit.
The fate of the Iraqi pilot was not
A second Iraqi warplane "landed
on its own after the engagement,"
the Central Command reported.
The Iraqis requested permission
to move some aircraft around the
country for "maintenance pur-
poses," and provided a list of the
moves they wanted to make, an offi-
cial who wished to remain anony-
See GULF, Page 2

Blowing in the wind
Frank Wilkens, an MBA candidate, celebrates the beginning of spring as he plays the flute in the diag.




ready to clash

Audience participation allowed in an open-mike session

by Purvi Shah
Daily Staff Reporter
Though there is already contro-
versy surrounding the forum, Stu-
dent Soapbox will officially begin
their debate tonight in Rackham
The open forum concerning abor-
tion will start with speeches by
Phyllis Schlafly and Sarah Wed-
dington, two women known for
their political and legal influence.
After their presentations, an
open-mike session will allow stu-
dents to speak about the issue.

Representatives of Viewpoint
Lecture, a committee in the Univer-
sity Activities Center (UAC),
which organized the forum, argued
students do not have a productive
method of voicing opinions at the
"We feel that Student Soapbox
will provide a good forum for peo-
ple to voice their opinions on con-
troversial issues," said Viewpoint
Lectures co-chair Ben Bass. "Rather
than attack each other on kiosks
around the campus through flyers
and posters, people with opposing

opinions can go head to head at Stu-
dent Soapbox."
This type of program is unique,
both on this campus and throughout
the nation, stated Mark Bernstein,
Viewpoint Lectures co-chair.
"Presently there's really no way
for students to voice how they feel
on an issue - no oral, open forum.
That was just a void at this Univer-
sity which needed to be filled," said
Bernstein. "There are no other
schools that have a University-
sponsored activity like this."
Viewpoint Lectures hope to

start a tradition of holding the fo-
rums once every month, possibly
broaching such issues as affirmative
action or scholastic responsibilities
for athletes in future forums.
Both speakers are nationally
renowned speakers and lobbyists.
Schlafly, one of the two main
speakers in this forum, is known as a
pioneer of American conservatism.
President Ronald Reagan ap-
pointed her to the Commission on
the Bicentennial of the United
States Constitution and attributed
See SOAPBOX, Page 2


Candidates speak
out at city debate

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter
Mayoral candidates Liz Brater
and Gerald Jernigan had yet an-
other chance to argue in a debate
sponsored by the League of
Women Voters Ann Arbor Area
(LWVAAA). All mayoral and
council candidates responded to
questions from the audience.
The debate began with the
three mayoral candidates.
Libertarian candidate David
Raaflaub said he emphasized pri-
vatization of nearly every city
function, turning the decisions
over to the citizens, and doing
away with government.
Republican Mayor Gerald
Jernigan feels good about changes
he has made.
"In my four year years as
mayor, crime has gone down,"
Jernigan said. "We need more pa-
trol officers in the downtown
area and give them more visibil-
ity. We need to make (downtown)
cleaner and light the parking
Public safety also remains an
important issue to Councilmem-
ber Liz Brater (D-Third Ward).

She said, "The minimal dip we
have seen in the past few years is
not very significant. We need to
continue the battle against drugs
in the community and look at
breaking and entering."
Brater and Jernigan consis-
tently squared off with com-
ments hitting more personal than
public levels. Libertarian candi-
date David Raaflaub provided a
little humor to ease the tension.
"The Ann Arbor Firefighters
Association has endorsed my cam-
paign," Brater said, in response to
a question concerning the cost of
government. "They endorsed my
opponent in the past few years but
have lost confidence in his ability
to run city government."I
Jernigan gave a heated re- t
"The only question that re-'
mains is how much money is Ms.
Brater going to accept from the ]
Firefighters Association?" he;
said. "Make no mistake. The
mayor's office as it stands now
supports lower property taxes
and controlled spending at City

parties to
by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter
Five days before students cast
their ballots in Michigan Student
Assembly elections, the presiden-
tial candidates for the assembly are
set to debate each other tonight in
the Michigan Union.
The debate, sponsored by the
Daily, will be held in the Union
ballroom at 7:30 p.m.
Candidates from the Common
Sense party, the Conservative Coali-
tion (CC) party, the Emphasizing
Student Power (ESP) party, the
Anti-Imperialist Action Caucus
(AIAC) party, and independents vy-
ing for the top executive posts will
all participate in the debate.
The candidates for MSA presi-
dent are current assembly vice pres-
ident Angie Burks (Common Sense),
LSA representative James Green
(CC), LSA sophomore Eric Stem-
pien (ESP), LSA senior Paul Car-
mouche (AIAC), and Conan Smith,
an independent. Vice presidential
candidates will also participate in
tomorrow's debate.
Theemebesof theDail
an MSA reporter and the two opin-
ion page editors - and two mem-
bers of the Michigan Review will
be questioning the candidates.
"Whatever the president's
agenda is what MSA's agenda is."I
think it's important that students

Democrat Liz Brater, Republican Gerald Jernigan, and Libertarian David Raaflaub, Ann Arbor mayoral candidates,
discuss their positions on local issues at last night's forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Elections
will be held April 1.

Brater and Jernigan briefly
commented on the possibility of
Engler's cuts in funding for the
arts affecting Ann Arbor. After
answering the question, they re-
turned to their previous argu-
"The Firefighter's Associa-
tion has not given me any money

from the PAC," Brater said. "In
his previous campaign, Jerry
Jernigan received $1,000 from the
Police Officer's Association (of
Ann Arbor)."
Before Jernigan could respond,
Raaflaub cut in with a joke.
"I just want to clarify that
I'm not getting any money from

anyone," he said.
A very different question
asked whether the candidates
would turn a friend in to the po-
lice for smoking marijuana for
medicinal purposes.
"Yes, I would," Jernigan said.
"I am unalterably opposed to
See FORUM, Page 2

Supreme Court said yesterday that
employers may not adopt "fetal
protection" policies that bar
women of child-bearing age from
certain hazardous jobs, calling such
..._ .1_ _ .._ 1 ! _ _ _ _ a _

Court rule,
down a policy imposed since 1982
by the Milwaukee-based Johnson
Controls Inc., the nation's largest
manufacturer of automobile batter-
ies. The policy banned women of
child-bearing age who could not

'fetal protection' L

low liberals, Justices Thurgood
Marshall and John Paul Stevens;
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the
court's only woman member; and
Justice David Souter, the court's
newest member.

some instances.
"I'm jubilant. The victory ap-
pears airtight," said Alison
Wetherfield of the National Orga-
nization for Women's Legal De-
fense Fund. "If this policy had been
ianh r millinm of wn en ould

aws illegal
didn't think we really had a chance."
Judie Brown of the conservative
American Life League said that "far
from being a victory for women,
this decision turns women into eco-
nomic robots."
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