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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVI -No. 111

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 14, 1986

Ten Pages

'Michigan
prepared
to undo
'the Zips
By TOM KEANEY
Some schools choose ferocious
animals for their mascots. Some
schools' mascots are figures from the
schools' or states' historical past.
Then there's the Akron'Zips.
Zips. There are probably more dogs
called Zips than basketball teams.
NEVERTHELESS, Akron is in the
NCAA Tournament and has won the
right to play against Michigan today
in the Tournament's first round at the
Midwest regional in Minneapolis,
Minn. Game time today is 1:07, not
a minute earlier or later, and the con-
test can be seen on Channel 2.
The prospect of playing the Zips
strikes fear into the hearts of few of
the Wolverine faithful and is probably
not an intimidating prospect for the
Wolverines themselves either. That
lack of concern, however, stems from
ignorance more than anything else.
Few people have even heard of
Akron's basketball team let alone
know how it plays. Michigan head
coach Bill Frieder, in fact, im-
mediately after hearing his team's
first-round opponent, admitted to
knowing alomost nothing about its
program. Four reels of film later,
however, Frieder seems to have
cracked the code on the Zips.
"THEY'RE going to try to control
tempo by playing around with the ball
and making us play defense," said
Frieder. "They have great quickness
and a veteran lineup."
As for Akron's head coach Bob
Huggins, his team has already ex-
ceeded even the most optimistic
.predictions One magazine said that
Akron would be "doing well to climb
out of the basement in the Ohio Valley
Conference."
"I wonder if those guys get fired
like coaches do when they're as bad at
what they do as coaches," said
1uggins.
See MENACING, Page 9

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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
About 200 protesters marched to Congressman Carl Pursell's office and planted crosses for Nicaraguan
civilians that protesters said were killed by the Contras. The protest was sparked when Pursell said he intended
to back Reagan's request for aid to the Contras.
/
C on tra aid foes rally,
m~arch to Pursell's office

By KERY MURAKAMI
Students can be punished by the
University for violent crimes, regar-
dless.: of whether it takes place during
a political protest, the University
Council agreed yesterday.
In a major step toward drawing up
a code for non-academic conduct the
council's nine members reversed
their earlier leanings toward ex-
cluding any act committed during a
student protest from their jurisdic-
tion.
ALTHOUGH the council yesterday
reaffirmed its belief that a code
should not be used to stifle student
dissent, it agreed that the University
must be able to act quickly to protect
the campus from students who com-
mit violent crimes.
In a draft of their decision, cou:-
ncilmembers wrote: "These
procedures shall not be used in acts
pertaining to political dissent or civil
disobedience. " But medical school
Prof. Donald Rucknagel, who is co-
chair of the council, summed up the
feelings of other members when he
said: "It doesn't seem to me that civil
disobedience needs to include serious
bodily harm."
The council's procedures should co-
ver only "really, violent, really
serious crimes," such as striking
someone with a protest sign, or set-
ting a fire,'said law student Suzanne
Cohen, who also co-chairs the council.
UNDER the council's provisions, a
University administrator acting as a
central coordinator would decide
whether a student charged with a
violent crime should be punished
temporarily.
A sanction could range from
requiring that a student receive coun-

seling to paying restitution to barring
them from a certain place or person.
The reprimand would last up to 14
days.
The accused student, however,
could appeal to the council, the coor-
dinator's initial decision. The student
would be allowed to argue that the act
was part of a protest or that it was not
serious enough to warrant punish-
ment from the University.
A University hearing board would
then meet to decide whether to stop
the sanctions, modify them, or extend
them for a maximum of fourteen
weeks. The student could also appeal
the board's decision.
LSA SENIOR Ben Cooper, one of'.
the students on .the council, argued
yesterday that allowing the Univer-
sity to punish violent crimes at
protests would crush student dissent.
But he later agreed with the coun-
cil's consensus that the provisions.
would not discourage protests
because "we've stated that it is not
the intent of the procedures to punish
dissent."
Jonathan Rose, former director of
Student Legal Services, and an obser-
ver of the council's work, disagreed.
He said the council's draft still left
open the possibility that the Univer-
sity president could use his
"emergency powers" to expel studen-
ts.or to amend the council's work to
include less serious violent crimes
such as throwing snowballs.
The council is expected to finish
fine-tuning other procedures for
dealing with emergency situations,
and release a draft for input from
others at the University next week.
The council is not expected to recom-
mend action against non-violent acts
that occur at a protest.

By EVE BECKER
Approximately 200 protesters mar-
ched three miles yesterday from a
rally on the diag to Rep. Carl Pur-
sell's Ann Arbor office, where 70 of
them hoped to get arrested on charges
of civil disobedience.
But police disappointed them by
pulling away in a bus last night,
leaving more than 100 protesters
standing outside of the empty office.
The building's landlord had closed the
office after hearing about the planned
demonstration.
THE PROTESTERS oppose Pur-
sell's support for President Reagan's

controversial plan to send $100 million
in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, a
rebel group trying to overthrow the
country's Marxist Sandinista gover-
nment. The protesters said they op-
pose Reagan's plan, which has
aroused opposition in Congress,
because the Contras support
"terrorist" activities in Nicaragua.
The full House is scheduled to vote
on the Contra aid next Wednesday.
The demonstrators "asked" Pursell
to vote against all aid to the Contras
and military assistance to El
Salvador, hold a town meeting on Cen-
tral America, and demand an apology

from Reagan for calling opponents of
his Central American policy
"unAmerican." They mounted
similar protests last summer and last
fall.
THE CAMPUS Latin American
Solidarity Committee LASC)
organized the protest and had
provided a sign-up book for students,
teaching assistants, professors, and
community members willing to be
arrested. The book, which was signed
by 70 people, included not only names,
but also phone numbers, contact
people, and availability of bail money.
See PROTESTERS, Page 3

Class calendar
Women vie for calendar spot

By MELISSA BIRKS
Tension as thick as Max Factor foundation filled a
Mason Hall classroom last night when 60 female
students attempted to survive their third audition for
the 1986 Women of Michigan calendars.
Already pared down from 400 women who applied to
pose for one of nine months in the school calendar, the
60 women put on their finest clothes and make-up and
stood once more before a panel of fashion professionals
and students. Unlike the first audition, which required
a stroll down a walkway, and a personal interview
during the second, last night's affair involved a short
speech from every woman about a unique experience
that impacted their lives.
MARIKO Creasman, an LSA senior, said her unique
experience occurred "the day my sister almost killed
me," when during a family picnic, her little sister
threw a large plastic game dart at her leg.
Next, Residential College sophomore Carolyn Trapp,
told her about her niece, whose ability to overcome a
stroke gave Trapp an "energetic outlook on life."
Engineering freshman Kelly McLean began by
"painting a picture of myself in seventh grade," and
went on to describe how being a cheerleader cured her
of shyness, forcing her to "radiate happiness."
AND ON the speeches went. By this Sunday, only
about 15 of the 60 women will still be in the running, ac-
cording to LSA freshman Neil Roseman, who is the
mastermind behind this project. The remaining con-

testants will be interviewed further before the final
cut, he said.
Roseman has a professional photographer lined up to
begin shooting photographs of the nine finalists in early
April, and he plans to have the full-color calendar on
sale by September.
He hopes the photographs will help disprove the
popular image that unnactractive women attend the
University, but he says changing the notion isn't his
primary motive. Money is.
"I THINK (that reputation) is totally false, but it's
not my goal to prove that," Roseman said. "I don't
even think about that. I'm doing it because it's
challenging, profitable."
"The calendar is not going to hurt the campus, it's
not sleazy. People are going to be proud of it; that's
what I'm striving for.'
He's calling the calendar "Looks of Class:
Michigan's Finest Women."
THE photographs will feature the women at various.
landmarks around campus, dressed to match the set-
ting. For example, he said, one woman may be
photographed in an evening gown on the steps of Hill
Auditorium. Another may pose in a bathing suit in
front of the fountain outisde the Michigan League. A
short biographical sketch will accompany each photo.
See TRYOUTS, Page 3

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By WENDY SHARP
Opus, the penguin who delights
readers of the comic strip "Bloom
County," has sparked a copyright
controversy in the Michigan Student
Assembly election campaign that
some MSA members say reflects
political motives.
Natural Resources senior Kurt
Muenchow, who is running for MSA
President on the Meadow Party
ticket, yesterday received permission
to use the Opus logo as a campaign

'Opus' cartoon stirs
controversy in MSA

slogan. Earlier this week, Marci
Higer, the MSA election director, had
sent Muenchow a letter ordering him
to discontinue the Opus "likeness"
because it violated copyright laws.
THE' WASHINGTON POST Writer's
Group holds copyright privileges
for the comic strip, and Al Leets, the
group's Sales Manager, confirmed
yesterday that Muenchow can con-
tinue using the penguin with certain
restrictions.
See POLITICAL, Page 2

Council votes to save houses

By SUSAN GRANT
The Ann Arbor City Council, in a special
session, voted 6-4 last night to tem-
porarily establish a building
demolition moratorium of 21 struc-
tures currently under consideration
as historical sites.
The vote prevents the First
Presbyterian Church from destroying
the Henry Carter Adams House,
which the church owns, in order to
create a parking lot. The Ann Arbor
Historic District Commission now has
120 to make the house a historic site.

THE COMMISSION had requested
the special session mainly to save the
Adams House. Council members,
decided to extend the moratorium to
the other buildings that are also
potential historical sites.
Adams, who was a University
economics professor, built the house
in 1894. The Church then bought the
house in 1963 and opened the Ark Cof-
fee House there until the Ark moved to
Main Street in 1984.
Church leaders had put the house up
for sale, but after refusing a bid from

the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation,
decided to keep the property.
Robert Meyers, a church leader,
said at the meeting the church tried to
find a reasonable use for the house but
could not handle the financial respon-
sibility.
He also said the church needs the
property to adjust to changing times.
"Thirty years is a long time not to
have that house. It's our only chance
to further our growth," he said.
See COUNCIL, Page 2

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TODAY-
Out of the rat race
T T'S HARD TO believe, but there are students
who graduate from the University without a

And you thought midterms
were hard
HEN THE state of Texas said teachers had to
take a basic skills test, Karen Grunert didn't let
another pressing engagement keep her from her duty.

was time to buy. So he got his money together. From
under his bed. From the tops of appliances. From bet-
ween sofa cushions. From the bottom of his gun case.
From behind doors and closets. From the trunk of his
1971 car. And when he has finished, Welch had more
than a ton of pennies, some $3,000, enough for a down-
payment. Welch, 35, took the pennies to the Nelson Cole
mne ear denlershin in Reidsvil. N C where he nand

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DESTROYING PEACE: Opinion opposes aid to
Contras. See Page 4.
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