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Voi.-XCV No. ,8 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan -Friday, September 14, 1984 15 Cents Ten Pages

Regents
meeting
on code
,may be in
Dearborn
By LAURIE DELATER
Although the University's Board of
Regents will move the first day of its
October meeting to the Dearborn cam-
pus, University officials say the regents
twill not discuss the controversial
proposed student code for nonacademic
conduct away from Ann Arbor.
Last April Dearborn Chancellor
William Jenkins asked the regents to
hold their October meeting in Dearborn
to celebrate the campus' 25th anniver-
sary which begins Sept. 22.
A POLICY advisor working on the
code -and other sources close to the
issue say the proposed guidelines for
hstudent behavior outside of the
~classroom will be taken up; by the
regents in October.
Student leaders expressed concern
that the regents would decide on the
code away from campus, making it im-
possible for many students to attend the
meeting.
The public comments session, usually
held on the first day of the meeting,
could take place in Dearborn.
"We are going to have to concentrate
student opposition to the code before
'October and at the September (rents')
meeting," said Scott Page, president of
the Michigan Student Assembly.
"IT'S REALLY tragic if they would
try to make a decision on such an im-
portant issue so far away from the Ann
Arbor campus," said Lee Winkelman,
an LSA senior and member of No Code,
a student group opposed to the code.
University President Harold Shapiro
last spring said no action would be
See REGENTS, Page 2

Daily Photo by NEIL CHASE
The University's Flying Club "flies" a Cesna 152 through the streets of Ann Arbor earlyyesterday morning on its way to
its temporary hangar in front of the Graduate Library for today's Festifall '84.
Plane stalks city streets
as Prince praisers sit
By SEAN JACKSON After negotiating down State to Eisenhower, to Industrial.
The bars in Ann Arbor close at 2:00 a.m., and after that the to Stimson, and back to State, the Cesna attracted the atten
city streets are dead, right? tion of about 50 other late nighters. This group was not out
Wrong. plane-watching, they were in search of.. . the prized Prince
SOME FOLKS like to drive airplanes through the streets of tickets.
Ann Arbor in the middle of the night, while others enjoy for- A line had formed when it was announced Wednesday that
ming lines along the sidewalk leading to the entrance of West the Union ticket office had seats to sell for the popular
Quad along the.Union. singing star, Prince, appearing October 4, 5, 7 & 8 at Joe
At 4:19 Thursday morning at the Ann Arbor Airport a Louis Arena in Detroit.
Cesna 152 began its journey to the Diag in front of the THE FIRST person in line had arrived at 7 p.m. Wed-
Graduate Library. nesday night to claim his spot.
The pilot, Peter Mulliner of the University Flying Club "I'm starting to get a little cold," confessed Sanjit
guided by three cars and escorted by Ann Arbor police down Jayakar, an LSA junior.
State Street, had to deal with road construction, detours, and Further down the sidewalk LSA sophomore Lorin Rosen
other traffic, even at four in the morning. and LSA freshman Vicky Sternberg had engaged in several
(ONE OF THE crew siad she was sure she heard an obser- activities.
ver singing "I Love a Parade"). See PLANE, Page 2.

Vot er
on fr
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Ross Campbell yesterday ruled
in favor of keeping a proposal to make
Ann Arbor "nuclear free" on the city's
Nov. 6 ballot.
His decision, which followed yester-
day's hearing on the topic, came eight
days after a city firm - Environmental
Research Institute of Michigan
(ERIM) whichregularly performs
work for the defense department -
filed suit against the city in hopes of
keeping the proposal, which would ban
all military research, off the ballot.
ERIM' charged that the proposal,
placed on the ballot last month after
petitions bearing about 8,000 signatures
were collected, is a zoning isue and
therefore should not be put on the ballot
through a citizens initiative.
Zoning issues are usually handled
through zoning boards after hearings
on the matter are conducted.
In the brief filed September 5, ERIM
contended that the proposal was also
unconstitutional becuase it interferes
with interstate commerce, infringes
upon rights of academic freedom and
the first amendment and usurps the
right of government to provide for the
common defense.
THE COMPANY also said that the
city has no jurisdiction on the topic
because the country's defense is a
national concern.
Since the suit was first filed, another
firm, Applied Dynamics Intwnational (ADI)
which also regularly performs military
research, joined ERIM.

Both firms stand to lose millions if the
proposal becomes law.
HOWEVER, yesterday, Campbell
decided that the court should not inter-
fere with the legislative process. He
told the court that interfering with a
scheduled vote is something "which
should be exercised cautiously."
On the question of constitutionality,
Campbell ruled that ro prosposal can
be declared unconstitutional until it is
law. He told attorneys they could bring
the question of constitutionality before
the court if and when the law is passed.
Janis Michael, Campaign for a
Nuclear Free Ann Arbor coordinator,
said she was happy with Campbell's
decision. "We're extremely pleased
and not surprised," she said. She also
criticized .the two research firms for
taking the case to court. "(It) seems a
poor tactic to attempt to take a citizens'
initiative off the ballot," she said.
THE PROPOSAL, which would'
become n amendmet tothe city chat-
ter would prohibit "the design, resear-
ch, development, testing or
production of nuclear weapons;
delivery systems for such weapons;
and command control and com-
munication systems for such
weapons."
Violators of the proposed law wouldl
face 90 days in jail and a fine of at least
$500 per violation if it is enacted on Oct.
1, 1985.
And if voters pass the proposal, Ann
Arbor will become the nation's first city
See CITY, Page 5

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Ann Arbor cab
driver killed i*n

Annual Banned Book
Week ends quietly

robbery
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
A local cab driver was killed early
yesterday morning after responding to
a false call on the 3600 block of
Braeburn Circle in Ann Arbor.
The . victim, 41-year-old Ann Arbor
resident, Torsten Kutsche, was shot on-
ce in the chest in an apparent robbery
attempt, police said. He was taken to
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, but was
pronounced dead on arrival.
'AFTER discovering the phony
request, Kutsche radioed his dispatcher
at the Yellow Cab Company and said
that he "would look around for a bit,"
said Police Sergeant Jan Suomala.
Kutsche made it as far as the 2700
block of Braeburn Circle, where the
murder took place.
A witness who said he heard shouting
and a gunshot saw two black men run-
ning away from the scene. He then
called an ambulance.

attempt
POLICE have not yet determined
whether Kutsche was carrying a wallet
or if any money was taken from him.
"But it's possible that Kutsche wasn't
carrying any money and the robbers
got mad and shot him," police said.
Last night's murder has some Ann
Arbor cab drivers a bit shaken up.
"It makes me a little nervous," said
Charlie Sharp, a Cross Christian Cab
driver and Braeburn Circle resident,
"but I need to make a living."
Cab driver Rod Tanner says he isn't
too worried about meeting a similar
fate because he drove a cab in Las
Vegas for two years and during one
five-week span two cab drivers were
killed every week.
The last time a cab driver was killed
in Ann Arbor was Christmas Day, 1980.

By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
What do Giovanni Boccaccio, Francis
Bacon, Janet Bode, and J.D. Salinger
have in common?
At one time or another, all have had
at least one of their works.banned.
BANNING BOOKS has been afound
since humans first learned to scratch
characters on papyrus. In 8 A.D., Em-
peror Augustus was so offended by
Ovid's The Art of Love that he banned
the book and banished the author.
Tomorrow ends the second annual
Banned Book Week, a national program
started to focus attention on the rights
of all people to read and write the books
they choose.
The American Library Association,'
the National Association of College
Store, and other concerned groups
sponsored the week, using buttons,
posters, and pamphlets to create more
concern for their cause.
"WE DO IT to make people aware
that book banning continues in this
liberal, modern age," said Lisa
Holowicki, manager of Community
News Center on W. Liberty.
"People should be aware that the
books they grew up reading cannot be
read by others."
Some of the books that have been
banned include the American Heritage
Dictionary, Are You There God? It's
Me Margaret, and The Grapes of
Wrath.

ALTHOUGH THERE are -many
places in the country where books are
still banned, Ann Arbor is not one of
them.
"Ann Arbor tends to want to include
books in a collection, rather than take
(books) away," said Kathy Daly, Ac-
ting Director of the Ann Arbor Public
Library. "There is a climate of accep-
tance 6f all points of view."
Student opinion is overwhelmingly
against banning books.
"EVERYONE SHOULD keep an
open mind. They don't have to read it if
they don't want to," said Stacy Post. "It
shouldn't be kept in the'dark."
Melissa Holub, LSA student, agrees.
"Even if a book might be sexist or
racist, people have a right...to make
their own choices."
Prof. Francelia Clark, a lecturer on
the English Composition Board said she
feels banning books is "unnecessarily
restrictive."
SHE ADDED, however, that parents
should help choose the books their
children read.
"I would like to have the respon-
sibility to advise my child on what
to...read," she said.
Rawley Billings, who heads the In-
structional Media Department of the
Ann Arbor Public Schools, says there
have been no recent complaints about
books from parents.
See NATIONAL, Page 2

Doily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
An unidentified person celebrates Banned Book Week with a little light
reading.

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tered in the drawing, and for the two or three people on
campus who have not yet subscribed anyone who does so by
noon will be entered. Additional prizes come from Bivouac,
Miller's, PanTree, Otto's, Shear Impact, Bagpiper, and the
State Theater. Winners who aren't present will be notified
later.
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Life's a ditch
ESIDENTS OF Helen Newberry and Betsy Barbour
dormitories have been complaining for days about the.
early morning noise created by construction on Maynard
Street, but they were allowed a few moments of silence
yesterday at 3 p.m. when a car got stuck in the ditch
created by the roadwork. Bob Longman, a University
Hospital employee, decided to drive into Newberry's
parking lot and didn't notice the four-foot wide ditch bet-
ween his car and the lot. Longman then left to get help, and

Democratic Presidential candidate Waiter Mondale, said
at the Michigan Union last week. Mondale was urging out-
of-state students to register in Ann Arbor because both par-
ties see Michigan as a crucial state which could go for
either party in November. According to Ann Arbor City
Clerk Winifred Northcross, who has the dubious honor of
trying to keep track of the registered voters amid the city's
transient population, the registration deadline for the
November 6 election is October 9. For those who are
already registered, Northcross also asks those voters who
are registered to make sure they are registered at the

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