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U.S. shouldn't
adopt auto trade
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Partly cloudy;
High: 52, Low: 41.
Chance of rain;
High: 45, Low: 33.

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rally ban
MOSCOW (AP) - Police
hauled away supporters of Boris
Yeltsin and sealed off Red Square
yesterday, the eve of a banned rally
to defend the Russian republic
leader from hard-liners' efforts to
oust him.
Authorities said they would
stop the rally. Armored vehicles
stood by at a military base not far
from the Kremlin.
"Don't shoot, brothers, we are of
the same blood!" the radical news-
paper Kuranty said in a front-page
appeal to police and soldiers.
In Washington, the Bush admin-
istration in an unusual action re-
minded the Soviet Union of its
commitment under the Helsinki ac-
cords to allow public demonstra-
As a signer of the 1975 accords,
Moscow "reaffirmed the right of
peaceful assembly and demonstra-
tions," said State Department
spokesperson Margaret Tutwiler.
However, restrictions on the right
of peaceful assembly "are some-
times necessary for public safety
and other legitimate grounds," she
Yeltsin, the popular chairman of
the Russian federation parliament,
faces a possible no-confidence vote
at a congress of 1,063 deputies from
across the largest and most popu-
lous of the 15 Soviet republics.
Yeltsin's defiant supporters said
yesterday they would proceed with
tomorrow's rally on Manezh
Square near the Kremlin, despite a
three-week ban on street demonstra-
tions imposed :Monday by Soviet
President Mikhail Gorbachev's
Cabinet of Ministers.
See SOVIET, Page 2

by Julie Foster
and Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporters




Tim Pope, election director, verifies the student status of those who
voted in MSA elections.

The next time Conservative
Coalition candidate (CC) James
Green walks into the Michigan
Student Assembly chambers, it
S .
MS lections'91
will be as the new assembly presi-
The CC candidate was leading
by a margin of ten percent over the
Common Sense ticket of Angela
Burks and Todd Ochoa at press time
last night. One box of ballots from
the School of Natural Resources
remained to be counted.
Election Director Tim Pope es-
timated 13 percent of University
students voted for presidential
candidates. He said this turnout is
typical of past MSA presidential
While last year's election drew
over 20 percent turnout, Pope said
that campaign was more intense
and focused on the battle between
current President Jennifer Van
Valey and former President Aaron
"I'm very excited, but there's a
lot of counting left to do and I'm
very concerned about the rest of the
ticket," Green said.
Burks declined comment until
the results were confirmed.
Green said voter turnout might
have been lower than expected be-
cause the parties were not as di-
vided on issues this year as they
have been in the past.

"The tension of the whole cam-
paign was at a low level," he said.
"There wasn't a bunch of overt dis-
"I think turn-out was kind of
moderate. It clearly wasn't as big
as last (winter term's) MSA elec-
tions," Green added.
Emphasizing Student Power
party apparently divided the lib-
eral votes, leaving CC the victor.
This mirrors the pattern of the
1989 election when CC presiden-
tial candidate Aaron Williams
benefited from a division of liberal
voters between two parties.
"Given the fact that Eric
Stempien ran with Action last fall,

Current MSA President
Jennifer Van Valey was disap-
pointed. "He (Green) won by 10
percent because Eric Stempien split
the vote among the liberal par-
ties," she said.
"I don't understand why some-
one like James Green, who hasn't
done anything for students, would
get elected. What are people think-
ing? He contradicts himself con-
stantly," she added.
Van Valey pointed to Green as a
hindrance to MSA accomplish-
ments. "MSA does a hell of a lot,"
she said. "The extent to which we
don't get things accomplished
comes from people like James
Green, students who do everything
they can to stop other students
from doing work."
'I'm very excited, but
there's a lot of
counting left *o do'
-James Green
CC candidate
Despite the five different par-
ties that ran executive candidates,
the majority of votes went to
Common Sense and CC. Angie
Burks, the current vice-president of
the assembly, ran on the Action
ticket last year. In that election,
the vast majority of votes were di-
vided between Action and CC. The
two parties have been accused by
many of reducing the credibility of
MSA -by bickering constantly dur-
ing meetings.
The results for representative
seats on the assembly were un-
available at press time.




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one would hypottesize that it
would divide the vote," said Green.
Green added, however, that
members of the CC party were
concerned that ESP might divide
the conservative vote as well. "We
believe ESP had emulated every
part of our platform. So it wasi
kind of like a double-edged

Fourth ward candidates clash
on redistricting, privatization

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter
Like the Fourth of July, there are
fireworks - political fireworks -
in the fourth ward. Three candidates
- Democrat, Libertarian, and
Republican - fundamentally dis-
agree over the main issubs of next
week's election.
Incumbent Republican Jerry
Schleicher will oppose Democrat
Kurt Zimmer and Libertarian Louis
Hayward in the April 1 city council
election. The pie-shaped ward is
bordered by 1-94 and Packard Road.
Zimmer said the most important
issue to him is the upcoming redis-
tricting of Ann Arbor's five wards.
"None of the other politicos
agree with me," he said. "After each
10-year census, the city council will
redistrict the wards. Ten years ago
the Republicans had control of
council; they gerrymandered a bit.

"The first ward is primarily
Democratic and the second and
fourth wards are primarily
Republican," he added, "which
leaves the third and fifth as swing

Ann Arbor
City Electio s '91/7
Furth sant sox
Zimmer, a University graduate in
engineering, believes swing wards
- which can go in either partisan
direction - "give us by far the best
candidates. I will fight to give us a
non-partisan redistricting."
The city charter requires the
council to redistrict the five wards
every 10 years, after the census is
completed: each ward must be pie-

shaped with a point near the center
of the city and the populations must
be roughly equal.
Many people believe the council
split up the primary student hous-
ing areas in order to silence a united
student voice. However, the allega-
tions have never been proven.
Libertarian candidate Louis
Hayward said the most important
issues are "privatization and taxes.
I'm for privatization and against
taxes," he added.
"Ann Arbor residents pay way
too much in taxes already, so I'm
opposed to any tax increases," he
said. "And I am generally in favor
of decreases in taxes in any way."
Hayward said he is "fed up with
politics as usual and the very mini-
mal differences that I see between
Republicans and Democrats."
He is running to offer voters a

by Adam Lutz
Daily Sports Writer
After a nationwide search, Inter-
im Athletic Director Jack Weiden-
bach announced the appointment of
Peggy Bradley-Doppes as the new
Associate Athletic Director for
Women's Programs.
Bradley-Doppes, currently the
women's volleyball coach, will
assume the position April 1. The
women's A.D. job has been vacant
since the retirement of Phyllis
Ocker last December.
"It's true that
when you look at a
national search,
once it comes
one beingnmd
there is a sense of -
Bradley-Doppes Bradley-
said. "Right now
this is a little Doppes
overwhelming, be-cause I want to
make sure that I do this job right."
The new A.D. does not appear
intimidated by her dual role as
volleyball coach. "It will be a task
See WOMEN'S A.D., Page 10


Levin, Bullard show support at
fundraiser for Brater campaign

by Lynne Cohn
Daily City Reporter

Ann Arbor Democrats and sup-
porters made up a feisty crowd at a:
fundraiser for mayoral candidate
Liz Brater, where Democratic U.S..
Sen. Carl Levin and State Rep. Perry,
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) spoke.
"I may get into those big media
issues like MX missiles, but when
it comes to what matters to people,
it's local government," Levin said.
"Liz will provide the kind of basic
services that people deserve."
The event was inspired by Mayor
Gerald Jernigan's recent fundraiser,

note quipping that it was not $200
per person.
Fourth Ward Democratic candi-
date Kurt Zimmer and his wife
Psychology Prof. Carol Holden
supplied diet Vernors and plastic
champagne glasses. They said Lee
Gunn, Brater's campaign manager,
baked chocolate chip cookies
"because they are the Senator's fa-

Brater spoke.
"There's almost no one in this
room who hasn't worked very hard
on this campaign. It's the people
like you who make it possible to
win on Monday," she said.
Brater said she and Jernigan are
neck-and-neck in fundraising.
"There's a big difference in the
kind of contributions to this cam-
paign," she said. "We have at least
400 to 500 individual contributions
locally, ranging from $1 to $1,000.
"You don't have to pay $200 a
person to be welcome in this cam-"

Open wide!
Kuo Yu, a first-year dental student, practices his teeth cleaning skills at
the Dental School.

Concerned Students request immediate
review board for South Quad incident

by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter

said the group wants the review
board to consist solely of city coun-
cil members and citizens - with no

"According to the chief of po-
lice, there has to be new information
present to do that and if they have
people willing to come forward.

Three members of Concerned
tirncintc met with ton city officials

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