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GROUPS STRESS CANDID A TE DIVERSITY

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, April 2, 1980-Page 3
Paid Political Advertisement

PAC, BSU unite for MSA election

By MITCH STUART
Second ip a five-part series
Once again, the People's Action Coalition (PAC)
and Black Student Union (BSU) have bonded
together to run as a party for this year's Michigan.
Student Assembly election.
Presidential candidate and party spokesman
Marc Breakstone stresses that the key feature of
the PAC/BSU slate of candidates is diversity.
"The fact of the matters that we have made an
effort to reach into many areas of the University
community," he said.
"VIRTUALLY EVERYONE who is running on
our slate is coming to us with a special interest of
theirs," Breakstone said. He added that many

PAC/BSU candidates are now actively working on
issues such as alternative education, inner-city
The MSA election board ruled on the
status of another party's name yester-
day. See story, Page 10.
recruitment of minorities, and a statewide student
lobby.
Vice-presidential candidate Virna Hobbs said
she feels University minority recruitment and
retention could be greatly augmented by MSA ef-
forts. She said MSA should send juniors and
seniors from the University to Detroit high schools
to conduct "seminars and workshops ... to give a
more in-depth look at the University of Michigan."

Hobbs said students could provide information
that is not now provided by high school guidance
counselors or University recruiting procedures.
MSA IS OFTEN criticized for having no real
ability to change University policy, but
Breakstone said he has a new approach to the
problem. He explained he would show students in-
consistencies between what the University
espouses and what it actually does.
Breakstone said this would be a more
"sophisticated" and effective approach than
directly fighting the administration on the issues.
Hobbs said she would especially like to address,
one problem if elected: "There's no cohesion in
MSA. Everyone is off doing their own things."

SHE SAID the structure of MSA should be more
analagous to an octopus - having different bran-
ches, but also a central person to coordinate the
various activities.
Hobbs said she sees the responsibility for coor-
dination as mainly the vice-president's.
Although many candidates advocate spending
more money on MSA-initiated projects rather
than increasing allocations to student groups,
Breakstone said both are important.
Breakstone said, "We've got a service function
as well as an activist function. The service fun-
ction includes funding educationally-oriented ac-
tivities.. . that aren't available in the University
mainstream."

VOTE
TON I B U RTO.N
Councilwoman
2nd Ward
Monday, April 7
"It's Time for a Change"
Paid for by The Committee
to Elect Toni Burton

A2 cable

TV

gets new manager

By DAVE MEYER
With promises of improved manage-
ment and programming, Daniels and
Associates, a Denver-based cable
television firm, assumed ownership
yesterday of Ann Arbor's cable
television franchise.
The transfer of ownership formally
culminated controversial debate and
negotiations during the past year by
city councilmembers and Daniels on
the takeover of the operations of
bankrupt Ann Arbor Cablevision.
BEN HOOKS, Ann Arbor
Cablevision's new general manager,
spoke enthusiastically of overhauling

the cable service currently offered to
9,700 local subscribers. He said more
than $2 million will be invested during
the next few years. The investment,
according to Hooks, will help the new
Ann Arbor Cablevision company
operate nine additional channels within
three years-expanding from the
current 26 channels offered to 35.
Hooks said he also hopes to start
offering live satellite programming.
The company plans to eliminate the
"adult" movie package currently
offered to special pay-movie
subscribers and replace it with two
packages of either 17 "family" films or

seven R-rated films.
DANIELS AND ASSOCIATES will be
the fifth company to attempt to provide
city residents with cable service. The
past four companies failed financially.
Many of the city officials who helped
draft the final city ordinance revisions
and the franchise agreement are more
optimistic about Ann Arbor's newest
cable company. They point to Daniels
and Associates' success in managing 11
cable companies in other cities and the
firm's sound financial background.
Charlene Ladd, executive director of
the city Cablecasting Commission,
said, "They (Daniels) have the
finances behind them. They have
proven management in other system."
DAVID PATTERSON, another
member of the commission,
emphasized Hooks' apparent
willingness to actively pursue
expansion of public access to the

system.
The public access agreement, which
caused long and heated debate in
council, guarantees the public the
opportunity to produce and air their
own programs on designated cable
channels.
Patterson said any individual or
group can air opinions, information, or
an artistic expression on public access
channels. Furthermore, Patterson
explained, the city will help train any
individual or group that does not have
the necessary expertise or equipment
to produce a program.
Four channels are reserved for public
access by the city ordinance, but
according to an agreement reached
between City Council and Daniels and
Associates, two of those four channels
may be used by Ann Arbor Cablevision
for two years until the firm can expand
its own facilities.

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FILMS
Disabled Student Services-Film Festival, Everything You Always Wan-
ted to Know About the Disabled (but were afraid to ask): Conf. Rm. 3, Union,
10 p.m. '
Radical Social Workers-The Dream Speaker: 4068 Frieze, 12:30 p.m.
Nat. Resources-Environmental Film Series, The Renewable Tree,
Where did the Colorado Go?; Aud. B, Angell, 7 p.m.
AAFC-King of Hearts: Aud. A, Angell, 7, 9 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Nosferatu, 7 p.m.; Dracula, 9:05 p.m.: Old Arch. Aud.
MEETINGS
International Center-Int. Travel Series, Travel in Africa, Asia, and the
Middle East: Rec. Rm., noon.
University Residence Hall Council: MSA Chambers, Michigan Union, 3rd
floor, 9 a.m.
SPEAKERS.
Ctr. for Human Growth and Dev.-M: Michael Cohen, Jr., "The
Haloprosencephalic Disorders-A Pediatric Perspective": 4804 Med. Sci. II,
Noon.
Architecture Student Caucus-Glen Paulsen, 2104 Art and Arch., noon.
Dharma Study Group-Chogyam Trunga, Rinpoche. "Mindfulness and
Awareness" : 215 E. Kingsley, 7:30 p.m.
S.O.A.P.-"Grant Writing and Fund Raising": Kuenzel Room, Union,;
noon.
Ctr. for AfroAmerican and African Studies-Richard Allen, "Black At-
titudes and Behavior Towards Television": 246 Lorch Hall, noon. -
IPPS/Urban and Regional Planning-Gunal Kansu, "Development
Planning , : A Crossnational Comparison": W. Conference Room,
Rackham, 12:30 p.tn.
Ctr. for Human Growth and Dev.-M. Michael Cohen, "Ocular Hyper-
telorism and Syndromes with Ocular Hypertelorism", Hospital Am-
phitheatre (level 6), 3 p.m.
Humanities-Alex Aldridge, "Researching Contemporary Biography:
Kay Summersby Morgan/Dwight D. Eisenhower": 1047 E. Eng., 3:10 p.m.
Chemistry-Suk Youn Suh, "Time and Space Resolution Studies for the
Exploding Conductor Excitation Source", 1200 Chem., 4 p.m.
18th Cent. Sem.-Rhoads Murphy, "Asia in the Making of 18th Century
Europe", Clements Library, 4 p.m.
MI Econ. Soc.-Doug Fraser, Hale Aud., 4 p.m.
Physics Colloquim-Leon Lederman, "Future Physics Program of Fer-
milab", 296 Dennison, 4 p.m.
PIRGIM-"Legalized Marijuana in Michigan?", Conference Room 4,
Union, 7 p.m.
IPPS/Urban and Regional Planning-Gunal Kansu, "Evaluation and Im-
plementation of Developmental Programs", 2114 Art & Arch., 7 p.m.
Ecumenical Center-Paul Dotson, "A Christian Ecumenical Approach to
the Middle East Crisis", 921 Church, 7:30 p.m.
Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture LSA-Gerald Else, "The
Humanities That Are", Rackham Amphitheater, 8 p.m.
Ctr. for Human Growth and Dev.-Michael Cohen, "A Pediatrics Ap-
proach to the Patient with Multiple Anomalies", F1608 Mott, 8:15 a.m.
PERFORMANCES
Pendleton Arts Center-"Music at Midweek," Vivian Salk, soprano, 2nd
floor, Union, noon.
Studio Theater-"The Good Doctor", Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg., 12:30
p.m.
University Musical Society-Baltimore Symphone Orchestra, Hill, 8:30
p.m.
EXHIBITS
Pendleton Arts Center-Paintings by Justin Lee; M-F, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rackham Gallery-"BFA Student Exhibit" M-S, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Uncontested GEO

election di
By DAVID MEYER
Results of the Graduate Employee's
Organization (GEO) were tabulated
Monday night on the eve of a strike by a
similar teaching assistant's
organization at the University of
Wisconsin.
At the University of Wisconsin,
members of the Teaching Assistant
Association (TAA) staged a union walk-
out and established picket lines at 5
a.m. yesterday after university of-
ficials there walked away from the
bargaining table.
WISCONSIN OFFICIALS and the
TAA had been negotiating guidelines
for a new contract when TAA members
voted to strike unless a settlement was
reached by 12:01 yesterday morning.
Like the teaching assistants here, the
Wisconsin TAs have been working
without a contract.
University GEO president-elect Dave
Kadlecek said he did not expect the
University of Wisconsin TAA strike to
directly affect the GEO. He said,
however, that a telegram of support
had been sent to the TAA.
The GEO is currently attempting to

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negotiate a new contract with the
University. University officials,
however, have not bargained with the
GEO since November 1976. Graduate
student employees have been working
without a contract since the last one ex-
pired at the end of August 1976.
THE UNCONTESTED GEO election
drew a characteristically low turnout of
only 41 voters of the 116 eligible. Dave
Kadlecek was elected president, James
Maffie was elected vice-president and
John Yates was voted treasurer.
Dave Marker was elected Interim
Bargaining Committee Chairperson.
Mike Rosenfeld, spokesman for the
TAA, said the Wisconsin officials' final
offer had been "totally regressive." He
added that the strike would continue
until the university agreed to resume
bargaining and an acceptable set-
tlement could be reached.
Rosenfeld said student compliance
with the TAAs call to boycott classes
had been "better than expected," and
the TAA picket lines had "Cut off all
access to the university and stopped all
buses to the university."
See GEO, Page 10

Old Master Paintings
from the Collection of
Baron 1yssen-I ornemisza
of Lugano, Switerland
Now until May 11
The Detroit Institute of Arts
ADMISSION:General $2.50. Students. Senior Citizens $1.50 Members'and children
under 12 with Adult-Free HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday. 9:30 a m.-5:30 p m.
U S tour made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and
United Technologies Corporation

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AMPHITRYON
Comedy by PLAUTUS
Thurs., April 3, Sat., April 5-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 6-2:30 p.m.
Angell Hall, Foyer
the Seligson Players
Contribution $1
UAC Musket
Watch for the
first light of spring
GODSPELL
a musical based on the Gospel
according to St. Matthew
April 3, 4, 5&6

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