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Con gessional group
to defend human rights

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 6; 1983 - P g 3
State attorney
general affirms'
Serotkin recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan
group of 102 members of Congress will
seek to protect human rights activists
around the world from physical harm,
the founders announced at a news con-
ference yesterday.
Rep. 'Tony Hall (D-Ohio), a member
of the six-man steering committee of
the organization, said it would be
known as Congressional Friends of
IHuman Rights Monitors.

"HUMAN RIGHTS monitors include
journalists, lawyers, clergy, doctors,
and educators who risk their lives and
liberty to aid the imprisoned, the tor-
tured, and the families of persons who
have disappeared," Hall said.
He said the group would seek to apply
pressure on foreign government of-
ficials through letters and telegrams on:
behalf of activists who are in danger.
Holly Burkhalter, Washington
representative of Americas Watch, said
the organization was formed at the
suggestion of Americas Watch,
Helsinki Watch and the Lawyers Com-
mittee for International Human Rights,
three Washington-based human rights
organizations.
Hall said all members of Congress
were invited to join. Eight-nine mem-
bers of the House and 13 senators
responded. The House members in-
clude '77 Democrats and 12
Republicans. Seven of the senators are
Democrats and six are Republications.
Members of the steering committee
are Hall, Rep. James Jeffords (R-Vt.)
and Sens. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-
N.Y.), Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.),
Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.), and Dave
Durenberger (R-Minn.).

LANSING (UPI) - Only hours after
Attorney General Frank Kelley
recommended they certify the recall of
Sen. David Serotkin, the Board of State
Canvassers yesterday was blocked by
Democratic noshows.
Kelley said that Serotkin legally may
not run for his own seat and that the
state should proceed with certification
of the recall, which ousted the
lawmaker, despite his sudden
resignation Saturday.
BUT WHEN the four-member, bipar-
tisan board met later in the day, it
lacked the quorum needed for official
action. Both Democrats were absent.
Serotkin said it is unlikely he would
challenge the law in federal court in or-
der to run again, but would not rule it
out.
"It's only a possibility, not a
likelihood," he said, adding that a
decision to challenge the law and run
again would involve "alot of convin-
cing."
CHRIS THOMAS, state elections
director, said the absent board mem-
bers had,-told him they were ill and

could not make it. He said he is trying to
reschedule the meeting for today.
The lack of quorum delays cer-
tification of the recall vote and
establishment of a special election to
replace Serotkin.
The election to fill the vacancy
created by the recall of ex-Sen. Phil
Mastin (D-Pontiac) was set for Jan. 21.
Republicans have selected Rep. Rudy
Nichols of Waterford to run and
Democrats will meet Dec. 13 to name
their choice.
When he resigned, Serotkin said the
recall law could violate the U.S. Con-
stitution because it denies him equal
protection by prohibiting him from
running when he did not commit a
crime.
Kelley, in a letter to Secretary of
State Richard Austin, defended the
state's recall law, which prohibits
recalled lawmakers from running and
allows local parties to select
replacement candidates.
"The conclusion must be reached
that Sen, Serotkin has, in fact, been
recalled," Kelley said.

Hat field
... leads new coalition

- PE
Highlight*
Works by Rossini, Weber, Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov will be performed
by the University Campus Orchestra in a free, public concert tonight at 8
p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Prof. John Mohler will appear as soloist in Weber's
"Clarinet Concerto No. 1."
Films
Cinema Guild-Day For Night, 7:10 & 9:20 p.m., Lorch.
German Dept.-Studentenalltag and Munchhausen, 8 p.m., Max Kaie
German House, Oxford Housing Complex, Geddes Road.,
Performances
Music-harpsichord concert, Bradley Brookshire, 8 p.m., Union.
Music-Organ improvisation recital, 8 p.m., School of Music Studio;
guitar recital, Andrew MacDonald, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Second Chance-Vidiotz, 9 p.m., 516 E. Liberty.
EMU-Madrigal Singers fall concert, 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Chapel, 511 W.
Forest, Ypsilanti.
Speaker s
Engineering-RoyCampbell, "Error Recovery in Asynchronous
Systems," 4 p.m., 1024 East Engineering Bldg; Roger Glaser, "Functional
Electrical Stimulation of Paralyzed Muscle: Exercise Conditioning for
Locomotion," 4 p.m.,So. Lecture Hall/Medical Science II Building.
Chemistry-Martha Ludwig, "Flavodoxins," 4 pim., Rm. 1330 Chem.
English-Lyall Powers, "Henry James's Novel in The Ring and the Book:
Thronton Wilder's Play in the Novel," 8p.m., W. Conf. Rm., Rackham.
Coop. Extension Servise-"Corner on the Kitchen-Holiday Breads," 1 &
7:30 p.m., 4133 Washtenaw Ave.
Center for Chinese Studies-Michael Oksenberg, "Ethical Issues% in
Research in China: Thoughts raised by the Mosher, Wichser, and Other
Cases," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Rudolf Steiner Institute-E. Katz, "Ahriman, Lucifer, and Christ," 8 p.m.,
1923 Geddes.
Ecumenical Campus Center-Brenda Flanagan, "Havana Journal,"
noon, 603 E. Madison.
Psychobiology-R. Davis, "Plasticity of the Retinotectal Projection
During Normal Development & During Regeneration After Optic Nerve
Lesions;" A. Mansour, "Plasticity of the Retinotectal Projection in Respon-
se to Decrease or Increase in Tectal Space;" D. Brody, "Plasticity of the
Retinotectal Projection in Response to Removal of the Tectum," 12:30 p.m.,
1057 MHAI.
Museum of Art-Eliza Shevrin, "Woodcut," 12:10 p.m., W. Gallery.
ISR-group dynamics, "The Face," 7:30 p.m., Large Conf. Rm., 6050 ISR.
Union Arts-Poetry series, Mischa de Vreede reads from her, works in
English & in translation, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton Rn.
Meetings
His House hristian Fellowship-7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor Go Club-7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Fencing Club-8 p.m., Coliseum.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., 2439 Mason.
Cross-Country Ski Club-7:30 p.m., 439 Mason.
UM Hospitals-Leukemia & Lymphoima Peer Support Group, 7:30 p.m.
Engineering-faculty meeting, 3:15 p.m., 165 Chrysler Center.
Amnesty International-7 p.m., Union.
Miscellaneous
Wildlife Society-Wildlife Arts Sale and Raffle, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1024 Dana.
Matthai Gardens-Lobby display, "Seasonal Decorations, 1800 No. Dix-
boro Rd.
Art-work by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree students, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Slusser Gallery.
Women's Basketball-Mich. vs. Central Mich., 7 p.m., Crisler Arena.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent

Sign upDaily Photo by SCOTT ZOTON
Jennifer Krause and Brent Hirn prepare to add their banner to the collection
on the Diag. The sign advertises the School of Art's show and sale December
11 at Joe's Star Lounge.

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