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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor,_Michigan - Wednesday, November 6, 1985
Vol. XCVI - INo. 45
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
'U' to open
By JERRY MARKON
The Michigan Student Assembly
last night urged the University ad-
ministration to open to the public
meetings of the committee reviewing
the University's guidelines on
"Students and faculty have a vested
interest in the deliberations of the
committee," the assembly stated in a
resolution that was unanimously
THE 12 MEMBER committee, ap-
pointed last week by University
President Harold Shapiro, will review
the current guidelines at the request
of the Board of Regents.
According to MSA Military Resear-
cher Ingrid Kock, the committee's
first meeting Tuesday will be closed
to the public, but as of last night, it
was unclear whether the meeting
would be open or closed.
Judy Nowack liaison to the commit-
tee to the Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs, said she told
I* Kock the meeting would be closed, but
she said last night that the final
decision would be left up to Prof.
Phillip Converse, the committee's
chairman and director of the Center
for Political Studies.
CONVERSE SAID he thought the
committee's meetings would be open,
but that he had not made a final
decision on the issue.
"It's an extremely dangerous
precedent to have University-wide
committees discussing University-
wide issues holding closed meetings,"
said Steve Heyman, chairman of
MSA's Legislative Relations Commit-
In a related move, the assembly
demanded that the administration
reconsider the members of the com-
mittee, and appoint both of MSA's
nominees to the two student positions.
ONLY ONE of MSA's nominees was
chosen for the committee - graduate
student Sean Laane. Assembly mem-
bers have claimed sole perogative in
appointing students to presidential
Also yesterday, MSA vice president
Phillip Cole said the assembly plans
to assign within the next week eight
representatives the task of meeting
each month with a member of the
-Board of Regents to discuss student
"THE EIGHT Regental Liasons"
will attempt to inform the Regents
about "everyday student concerns
such as the campus safety and
lighting problems, and student objec-
tions to the University's mandatory
$100 computer fee to be assessed star-
ting next term, Cole said.
"The Regents should me more in
touch with what's going on here,"
Cole said. "They come here twice
a month and they don't deal with
'students. That should be their main
Cole said he would prefer that the
See MSA, Page 2
Young in Del
From the Associated Press Local issues sprinkled the ballot, including a
In municipal contests, democratic Mayors Ed advisory referendum on repealing a 13-mont
Koch in New York and Richard Caliguiri in Pit- handgun ban in Oak Park, Ill.
tsburgh swept to third terms. Detroit's Coleman KEAN, ELECTED in New Jersey by th
Young was heavily favored to win a fourth term. narrowest of margins four years ago, was leadin
Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire took a slender in every county over Democrat Peter Shapira
lead in a tough re-election campaign in which The governor was hoping for a victory wit
AIDS was an issue. Six-term Miami Mayor enough coattails to install a new Republica
Maurice Ferre, running against 10 rivals, slipped majority in the Jersey State Assembly, and thu
into second place in early returns. bolster GOP claims of a nationwide politica
DEMOCRAT Gerald Baliles was elected gover- realignment.
nor of Virginia yesterday and bid to kep a sweep The GOP state and national parties poured mor
that would give the Old Dominion its first black than $1.5 million into a well-organized effort t
and first woman in statewide office. New Jersey reverse the Democrats' current 44-36 assembl
Republican Gov. Thomas Kean romped to re- majority.
election by a landslide in the nation's other With 51 percent of the precincts tallied, it wa
featured off-year contest. Kean 700,075, or 71 percent, to 291,998, or 29 per
Cleveland's GOP Mayor George Voinovich won cent for Shapiro, the 33-year-old Democrati
a new term, while the first black mayor of Essex county executive.
Charlotte, N.C., Democrat Harvey Gantt, was re- IN VIRGINIA Baliles defeated Republica
elected, as well. In Louisville, Ky., Democrat Wyatt Durrette to succeed outgoing Democrati
Jerry Abramson was elected mayor for the first Gov. Charles Robb in a race the Democratic part
time. touted in advance as evidence of recovery fror
President Reagan's 49-state re-election sweep a
Virginia State Sen. Douglas Wilder, the gran-
dson of a slave, defeated GOP State Sen. John
Chichester in the race to become lieutenant
governor. Democratic Del. Mary Sue Terry was
elected attorney general, swamping Republican
Del. W.R. "Buster" O'Brien to complete the par-
Heavy rain and flooding hampered voters in
Virginia, particularly in rural areas. "We have a
few precincts where voters can't even make it to
the polls," said Kay Shifflett, registrar in
Rockingham County in the rain-soaked Shenan-
WITH 87 percent of precincts counted, Baliles
had 637,919, or 55 percent, to Durrette's 522,115, or
In Miami's hard-fought city hall race, Cuban-
born opponents Raul Masvidal and Xavier Suarez
and a black candidate, Marvin Dunn, were expec-
ted to provide the Puerto Rican-born Ferre with
his toughest competition.
1985-86 SEASON TICKETS RELEASED
B-Ball seats infuriate M'fans
By TOM KEANEY
Where are my seats? In a parking
lot in Ypsilanti.
Sound familiar? Phraseology such
as this has been the rule rather than
the exception since Monday, when
students started to pick up their
season tickets for Michigan basket-
While almost everyone is looking
forward to the upcoming basketball
season, not everyone is pleased with
their assigned position for viewing the
"I've been going for 12 years, and
these are the worst seats I've ever
had," said music school sophomore
Brady Flower just after opening his
That sentiment seemed to be
prevalent among season ticket
holders as they came away from the
ticket office yesterday. Many studen-
ts have worse seats this year than
they did last year. Why? The answer
is fairly simple - the numbers have
LAST YEAR about 1,700 students
purchased season tickets for basket-
ball. This year the figure is at almost
5,000. With this in mind, the
The reason for the sudden rise in
ticket demand is obvious. Michigan
looks to have one of the best basket-
ball teams in the country this year.
The Wolverines have been ranked no
'lower than fifth in pre-season polls
and are number one in many.
THAT RISE in ranking combined
with the subsequent rise in student
popularity and ticket demand have
brought about changes in the way
Renfrew and his staff dole out tickets.
For the first time, seniors who have
bought season tickets in the past have
been given top priority this year. Ren-
frew felt that since many people
would be buying tickets for the first
time, credit should be given to seniors
who have been going to the games
The senior class, however is the
only one which has b.een given the if-
you-bought-last-year priority. Juniors
still get priority over sophomores and
sophomores over freshmen, with each
recipient being chosen at random
from within his or her class.
THE BEST seats in Crisler Arena,
which holds 13,609, are generally con-
See 'M', Page 3
mathematics is not too difficult to
figure. More people are competing for
the same number of good seats; thus,
more people are coming away unhap-
Daily Graphic by Bill Marsh
"There really haven't been that
many complaints," said Michigan
ticket manager Al Renfrew. "Sure,
some people are disappointed, but I
don't think there's a bad seat in
Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
A new telecommunication system
is being installed near Angell Hall.
Sexual assault charge filed
By LAURA BISCHOFF
Pittsfield Township police are in-
vestigating an alleged sexual assault
of an 18-year-old University student
by two members of a University
Detective Michael Radzik said the
incident reportedly occurred on a
fraternity hayride Halloween night on
Stone School Rd. near Ellsworth Rd.
in Pittsfield Township.
Radzik said he would not release the
name of the fraternity until after the
investigation is finished - probably
sometime next week.
The Interfraternity Council said
they have heard nothing of the assault,
and that they don't know of any
fraternity that held a hayride that
night in that area.
Radzik said the lab results are ex-
pected next Monday. About 80 people
could be interviewed as potential wit-
nesses, he said.
By LAURA COUGHLIN
Members of the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan
(P IRGIM) announced yesterday at a
rally on the Diag that a total of 2,855
signatures had been collected in sup-
port of a proposed Washtenaw County
"Right to Know" rule.
The signatures were presented to
Meri Lou Murray, chairwoman of the
Washtenaw County Board of Com-
missioners, at the rally.
THE signatures were collected only
as a show of support for the proposal
and not to place it on a ballot, Murray
The country commissioners are
scheduled to review the proposal
within the next two weeks at an in-
See RIGHT, Page 3
Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
David Krauss (right) collects another signature for PIRGIM's Right to Know initiative on the Diag Monday.
ITH THE AVERAGE American gobbling
42 quarts of popcorn every year, the pop-
growth of 200 profitable stores each year "every year,
ad nauseum." The Popcorn Institute, a Chicago-based
trade association which reported the 42-quart consum-
ption, says sales nearly doubled between 1969 and 1984,
growing from 343 million pounds of corn to 620 million
pounds. The first small popcorn shops started showing
up in the early 1970s in shopping malls. Growing public
Hardwick, a minister at Praises of Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, for providing 4,000 pairs of shows for
the church team and promising a new gymnasium
floor. "Rev. Hardwick tried every means of state and
local help available to get a new floor in the church's
gymnasium. But he couldn't get public assistance,"
said City Councilman Robert Farrell, who offered his
FISHBONE: The wild young band is back and
Arts has a word with them... See Page 6.