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The Michigan Daily-- Friday, October 19, 1984 - Page 3
Nader knocks candidates,
pushes public awareness

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader last
night criticized American voters for
turning voting into a personality con-
test. He also attacked both presidential
candidates' policies.
The average American spends less
time reviewing the candidate's record
than they do watching a football
game," Nader said. "We're not electing
a smile on November 6," he told an
audience of about 300 gathered at the
Rackham Auditorium.
NADER criticized both candidates
while sounding like one himself. He
criticized President Ronald Reagan for
doing "nothing to deal with asbestos
problems," and called him "a cruel
man with a smile."
"(Reagan) is soft, weak and inept in
dealing with industry," Nader said.
"He's soft on cancer prevention, civil
rights and civil liberties. He's
Hollywood in Washington. He watches
daytime television, naps, and spends
only three-and-a-half hours working
each day," Nader said, adding that this
information came from White House
HE ALSO accused Reagan of using
"the American flag as a fig leaf to hide
his crimes.''
It was not an evening that Mondale
would have enjoyed either. He
criticized Mondale as "'too narrow a
campaigner. He doesn't even name the
deficit which is the highest in United
States history ever. He lacks smart

assistance although he would appoint
better justices to the Supreme Court
and create better health and safety
laws. He's more sensitive to the needs
of the poor and the needy."
Nader told students to get involved in
the campaign. "Don't be isolated," he
told students.
Nader said that students today suffer
more from "vegetation, regurgitation,
vegetation," than anything else.
1 Nader came'to national prominence
in 1965 when his book Unsafe at Any Sp-
eed criticized the auto industry for the
poor design and safety risks in the Cor-
dair, a car that has since been recalled.
Since then, he has tried to get both hot
dogs and red dye number two off the
shelves. He was successful with thelat-
ter of the two efforts. He created Public
Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
nationwide. The Public Interest

Research Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM) is best known for its success
with the bottle bill and the monitoring
of the utility and telephone companies
and their rates.


Blow offs Associated Press
Steve Straight of Grand Rapids has an unappreciative audience for his trombone serenade to Curtis McFall as the two
sixth graders wait for the bus ride home yesterday. Straight, 12, complained of sore cheeks but dutifully follows his
teacher's advice to "practice ... and get good at it."
ACLUfights no pray, no play'

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CPS) - Respon-
ding to complaints from "parents,
players, staff, and students" at Mem-
:phis State University, American Civil
Liberty Union (ACLU) attorneys are
,calling for an end to what they say is a
"no pray, no play" philosophy by head
football coach Rey Dempsey.
Among other things, says ACLU at-
torney Bruce Kramer, Dempsey has
;forced Memphis State football players
Ito i attend "mandatory" prayer
meetings, and generally taken a "If you
}don't pray, you don't play" attitude
toward players.
Melding religion and sports "has no
place at a state university" supported
by taxpayer dollars, Kramer argues,
and uses public money to spread the
oach's personal religion.
University of Texas at El Paso of-
icials severely rebuked football coach
bill Yung last fall when he held a public
feam prayer in a game against Baptist-
run Baylor University.
Thousands of startled spectators
watched the two teams hold a joint
Teamn prayer just before kickoff on the
bl Paso field.
After a flood of complaints about the
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incident, UT-El Paso officials warned
Yung against holding such prayers at a
state school, and Yung halted the prac-
Memphis State officials, however,
say they need more proof to investigate
the allegations against Dempsey.
The ACLU learned of Dempsey's
"evangelical" actions through
numerous complaints from football
players and their parents, Kramer ex-
plains. They've been verified by com-
ments from the coaching staff and
other students involved in the football
program, he adds.
"(Dempsey) has held mandatory
team meetings in which outside
evangelical preachers have been called
on to sermonize to the players," he
says. And Dempsey has repeatedly told
players that "only good Christian can
be good athletes."
Kramer charges Dempsey also has
mixed his religious beliefs with his
coaching duties by having "born-
again" players lecture students on
Christianity, by "keeping files on
players' religious preferences," and by
telling players that "he could heal their
injuries through prayer.s ,
In one instance, Kramer says, an
Religion program presents a lecture
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evangelical pro football player met
with students "and proselytized and
asked everybody to come forward and
repent and accept Christ."
Dempsey would not return repeated
phone calls from reporters.
"The university has stated publicly
that any allegations that can be in-
vestigated will," says university
spokesman Charles Holmes.
"But we have no concrete incidents to
investigate, and we have not had a
complaint from any players on the
team," Holmes says. "So there's
nothing we can do right now."
The ACLU's Kramer, however, says
school officials "refuse to meet with
us" even though specific incidents and
dates have been given to them.

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Alternative Action - Burden of Dreams, 7 p.m., Fitzcarraldo, 9 p.m.,
AAFC - Jailhouse Rock, 7 p.m., The Buddy Holly Story, 8:45 p.m., Nat.
Cinema 2 - Splash, 7 & 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - Rear Window, 7 & 9:05 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Canterbury House Friends - Revolutionary Ghost, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn
Performance Network - American Buffalo, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington
School of Music - dance department faculty recital, 8 p.m., Dance
Building, Studio A.
Office of Major Events - concert, Barry Manilow, 8 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Ark - O.J. Anderson, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main Street.
Anthropology Department -Joel Sherzer, "Myths, Spoken & Chanted:
Perspectives on South American Discourse," 1 p.m., 4051 LSA.
Guild House - Noon luncheon series, Naomi Braine, "Women & Social
Change," 802 Monroe Street.
Center forMSoutheastern Studies - Barbara Parker, "Buddhist
Rationalization in a Himalayan Village," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Ann Arbor Train and Trolley Watchers - 7:45 p.m., St. Andrews
Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division.
,Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., Memorial Christian
Church, Hill and Tappan.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Study - 7:30 p.m., basement University Refor-
med Church, 1001 E. Huron Street.
Korean Christian Fellowship - 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Board of Regents - 9 a.m., Fleming Building.
International Students Fellowship -7 p.m., 994-4669.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - noon, 220 W. Engineering Building.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Tecumseh Woods Retreat, 6 p.m., Lord of
Light, Corner of Hill and Forest.
Office of Student Organizations - President and Mrs. Shapiro offer open
house, 3 p.m., 815 S. University.
Medieval & Rennaissance Collegium - "The Lady and the Knight," 126 E.
Quad, 763-9600.
Medical School - 31st Annual Medical School Student Research Forum, 1
p.m., Furstenberg Center.
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Man assaulted
A 22-year-old South Lyon man is
believed to have suffered a fractured
neck following an assault early Wed-.
nesday morning, according to Ann Ar-
bor Police Sgt. Jan Suomala.
The victim was attacked at 2:15 a.m.
by a group of individuals while walking
down East Liberty with another man,
Suomala said.
The two men began to run when they
noticed the group approaching them,
Suomala said. One man was able to
escape, however, the South Lyon man
was surrounded by the attackers,
Suomala said.
The attackers threatened the man
with a knife. The victim attempted to
escape but was pushed to the ground,
kicked and beaten, Suomala said.
The victim was taken to University
Hospital by ambulance. He sustained
multiple injuries, including a possible
fractured neck, Suomala said.
Police have questioned several in-
dividuals in connection with the
assault, however, all suspects have
been released pending further in-
vestigation of the incident, Suomala
Bank robbed
Michigan National Bank, 2355 E.
Stadium Boulevard, was robbed at
2:08 p.m. Wednesday, Ann Arbor Police
Sgt. Jan Suomala said.
A man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt,
baseball hat, and mirrored sunglasses,
approached one of the tellers with a
handgun,and demanded that shebring
him money from the bank vault,
Suomala said.
When the teller told the man that the
vault was locked, he instructed her to
give him all the 20, 50, and 100 dollar
bills in the cash drawer, Suomala said.
The thief then stuffed the bills in his
sweatshirt pocket and left the scene on
foot with an undetermined amount of
cash. - Molly Melby
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