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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 29, 1985 - Page V

not guilty
in court
Demonstrators arrested during last
week's protest against the Central In-
telligence Agency yesterday entered
pleas of not guilty at their arraign-
rments in 15th District Court.
A pre-trial conference for the
protesters has been set for Nov. 12.
AT THAT time, the defense and
prosecution will review the case, said
Nancy Francis, an attorney for the
demonstrators. She added that a trial
date or another pre-trial conference
could be scheduled at the meeting.
.~, Hugh McGuiness, a protester
charged with trespassing, said that
the group of demonstrators is meeting
regularly to play its defense strategy.
And although they have not made a
final decision on lawyers, the Univer-
sity graduate student said protesters
hope the American Civil Liberties
Union will agree to take the case.
McGuiness said he is optimistic that
the ACLU will take the case.
By calling in police to deal with
demonstrators, the University in-
fringed upon the rights of protesters,
he said.
Three or four of the demonstrators
didn't show up at yesterday's
arraignment because of schedule con-
flicts. Francis said alternate dates
will be set for them.
The arraignments were originally
scheduled to begin today and continue
into next week, but were rescheduled
*because of lawyers' complaints that
the demonstrators' rights to an
arraignment "without unnecessary
delay" were violated.

Death penalty barbaric,
public defender says

The death penalty is unreal, barbaric, and is becoming
ritualized, a Florida public defender told a crowd of about
50 people gathered at the Friends Meeting House last
"Prisoners on the death row are dehumanized into ob-
jects," Susan Cary said.
She gave a lengthy description on the lives of prisoners
at the Florida State prison.
"PRISONERS facing the death sentence live in a six-
foot by nine-foot concrete steel cage, 24 hours a day, seven
days a week with hardly any contacts from the outside
Prisoners are also tortured and raped behind prison
walls, she added.
Cary described the pain that criminals and their
families feel at the hour of the execution. In many cases,
children of the prisoners feel that it is their fault that their
parent is being executed.
It is an unbelievably traumatic experience for children,
she said.
CARY SUGGESTED that both parties, the criminal and
the victim, be brought together for an attempt at recon-
ciliation. The aim would be to create an atmosphere of

open communication where they could clear up the issue
of the crime and eliminate the negative, destructive
feelings that could poison their lives for years to come. .
Washtenaw public defender Lloyd Powell said that
some people think the death penalty is right because it
helps keep the streets safe from crime.
"The Washtenaw Public Defender's office is trying td
find a way to keep criminals longer in prison," Poweil
Cary strongly feels that the public would not want a.
death penalty if they knew how it works.
The State of Michigan, which abolished the deatli3
penalty in 1846, may face a public referendum on the issue
in November 1986.
Cary hopes that the state's citizens do not restore the
death penalty.
"It is wonderful to live in a state where people don't
kill," Cary said.
She received her law degree from Florida State Univer-
sity and currently works in the West Palm Beach area. :
The forum was co-sponsored by the American Friends
Service Committee and the American Civil Liberties
Union of Washtenaw County.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Susan Cary demonstrates how electrodes are strapped to the heads of
criminals receiving capital punishment last night at the American Frien-
ds Service Committee Meetinghouse.


Soviet sailor jumps shsi twice, defection try bleve
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - A Medvid, has been on the ship since he Soviet freighter. drugged. returning Medv d to the freighter.


Soviet sailor twice taken back to his
ship after apparent defection attem-
pts appeared "anxious" to a U.S.
government doctor who examined
him, officials said yesterday as the
State Department renewed demands
to question the man in a "non-
threatening environment."
"We wish to interview him in ap-
propriate surroundings to determine
his true intentions," White House
spokesman Larry Speakes said in
Washington of the sailor who had
twice leapt into the Mississippi
HE SAID the administration officials
were discussing the situation with
Soviet officials in Washington and
aboard the ship, which sits anchored
under guard in the Mississippi River
downstream from New Orleans.
The seaman, identified as Miroslav

wa forcibly returned to it Friday by
U.S. Border Patrol agents after jum-
ping into the river from the freighter
for the second time.
Speakes refused to say whether
President Reagan had ordered the
ship held in U.S. waters pending
resolution of the dispute.
Asked about the way the case has
been handled, Speakes said the
president has received "a rather
detailed report to indicate there was
difficulty in determining his inten-
tions because of the interpretation
problems there. Once the matter was
examined closely, then State Depar-
tment officials were alerted."
STATE Department spokesman
Bernard Kalb said the United States
will make no move toward defection
proceedings until the sailor is inter-
viewed at a location away from the

Later, the State Department said a
U.S. government doctor examined
Medvid on board the vessel.
The doctor found Medvid "anxious"
during the examination but said he
had only a minor injury to his left
arm, the department said, adding that
there was no evidence he was

It added that the examination did
not satisfy the department's condition
that he be interviewed in a "non-
threatening environment."
Also yesterday, a national
organization of Ukrainian-Americans
criticized Border Patrol agents for

"It should have been obvious to im-
migration officials that if the mae
jumped ship twice, he certainly did
not want to go back to the Soviet
Union," said Myron J,.asylk, a
spokesman for the#Ukrainian
Congress Committee of America.

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"PEOPLE have an obligation to the
niversity and all should be
honorable and responsible," he said.
"Those that are not should be kicked
in the butt, including the faculty."
He says that a code will help instill
mutual respect throughout the
University community.
Teaching assistant tuition waivers
are another issue Barney wants the
RSG to address. Currently, tuition
,;aivers for TA's are tax-exempt. But

for several months last year, TA's had
to pay taxes on their waivers.
Barney said the University needs to
set a policy in case teaching assistan-
ts lose their tax-exempt status again.
HE ALSO thinks the RSG's
resolution earlier this month condem-
ning Vice President George Bush's
visit was inappropriate and wants to
issue an official apology.
However, not all graduate students
are upset with the RSG's resolution.
"RSG seemingly doesn't do

anything for us, so why bother with
it?" said one TA who refused to be
Most teaching assistants said they
handle complaints and problems
through the GEO and saw the RSG as
a way to expand social horizons by
meeting people in other departments.
Graduate students will be able to
vote at the Union tomorrow and Thur-
sday from noon until 8 p.m.; at the
LSA building from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; and at the North Campus
Recreation Building from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The winning float in the Homecoming
parade was built by members of the
Triangle fraternity and Gamma Phi
Beta sorority. The sorority's name was
omitted from yesterday's Daily.



Elie Weisel, the author of more than a dozen books and one of the most
respected Jewish voices in the world today, will speak tonight at 8 p.m. at
Rackham Auditorium. Weisel's speech, sponsored by the Hillel Foun-
dation, will draw upon general and Jewish sources, weaving together
contemporary events, ideas on building a moral society, as well as the
Jewish and human condition.
MTF - Android, 7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CG - All That Jazz, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
AAFC - Contempt, 7 p.m.; Sweet Smell of Success, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
University Music Society - Munich Philharmonic, 8 p.m., Hill
Chinese Studies - Brown Bag Lecture, David Shambaugh and Jay
Bowen, "Trends in the Social Sciences in the People's Republic of China:
Field Observations, 1983-85," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Psychiatry - Stanley Prusiner, "Cerebral Amyloid, Scrapie, Prions,
and Alzheimer's Disease," 4 p.m., South Lecture Hall, Med Sci II.
Business Administration - Charlie Jett, "Career Management," 4:15
p.m., Hale Auditorium.
Rugby Football Club - Meeting, 7 p.m., Elbel Field.
Rec Sports - Rockclimbing Pre-trip meeting, 7 p.m., Conference
Room, NCRB.
Action Against AIDS - meeting, 7 p.m., main floor, Michigan League.
Biological Science - Seminar, Allen Nicholson, "The Study of Influen-
za mRNA's Reveals Novel Features of RNA Synthesis & Processing,"
noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
Physiology - Seminar, Clifford Barger, "The Role of Vasa Vasorum in
the Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease," noon, 7745 Med. Sci.

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