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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, April 3, 1986

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Vol. XCVI - No. 125

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Eight Pages


Tutu risks jail,
seeks sanctions
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - He told a news conference international
Bishop Desmond Tutu, risking arrest for pressure is the only hope for ending the
treason, said yesterday that only harsh racial policy through which 5 million whites
economic sanctions can force the white deny rights to the 24 million blacks.
government to change its course and avert Information Minister Louis Nel said san-
"a catastrophe in this land." ctions "would lead to unemployment and
The black Anglican bishop said he misery, would increase polarization and
realized he might be prosecuted for making escalate violence in South Africa."
his first direct call for sanctions, but he did Nel and other government officials would
not care because "our children are dying, not say whether legal action would be
our land is burning and bleeding." taken. Doing so would be risky because of
"I call the international community to ap- the intense international criticism South
ply punitive sanctions against this gover- Africa already faces and the great respect
nment to help us establish a new South Tutu commands.
Africa: non-racial, democratic, par- The bishop said while touring the United
ticipatory and just," he said. States last year that, unless there were
In Soweto, the huge black township out- significant steps to dismantle apartheid by.
side Johannesburg, black activist Winie the end of March, he would risk treason.
Mandela returned to the home from which charges by calling for sanctions.
Asked yesterday about the prospect of
she was barred for nine years. Her attorney arrest, he said: "I don't think I am going to
said the government had, in effect, lifted a be deterred by that kind of consequence."
banning order that had restricted her Tutu said the government had ignored
movements for more than two decades by four proposals he made in 1980: a common
deciding not to contest an appeal.
Government reports said most of South citizenship for all residents, abolishing the
Africa's black students returned to class af- "pass laws" that control the movement of
ter the Easter recess, heeding a decision of blacks, no more forced removals of blacks
black leaders not to resume a boycott that from land sought by whites, and uniform
involved about 200,000 students before it was education for all races.
suspended last year. More than 70 percent of the country's
Tutu the bishop of Johannesburg who blacks support some type of sanctions, he
won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his said, and foreigners who say they would be
eloquent opposition to apartheid, did not especially hard on blacks "should stop being
recommend specific sanctions but said they so hypocritical."
should be punitive, coordinated and im- "I ask white people: What would you do if
mediate. 1,200 of your people were killed?" he said,

Send me in, coach
Richard Stachurski, age 4, from Dearborn Heights, wants to be a baseball player when he grows up. His uncle played for
Michigan and is now a member of the Montreal Expos.

Candidates primed for
Shannon seeks to upset
W incumbent Dem. Hunter

1st, 2nd Ward elections
Hirshorn aims to unseat
Blow in second ward race

First in a three-part series
Debra Shannon, the First Ward
L '6 city
Z Elections
Republican candidate for the Ann Ar-
bor City Council, knows her chances
of beating incumbent Larry Hunter
are slim.
"The First Ward is Democratic

with a big 'D,' not with a small 'd.'_"
said Shannon, referring to Hunter's
overwhelming support in the
traditionally Democratic ward.
EVEN THOUGH Shannon knew
that defeating Hunter would be an
uphill battle, she said voters should be
able to choose someone besides Hun-
ter, who ran unopposed two years ago.
Shannon, a strategic planner at
Ford Motor Co. credit department in
Dearborn, and Hunter, the executive
director of the Ypsilanti Resource
Center, will give voters in the First
See SHANNON, Page 2

Although previous city council
races have shown voters in the Second
Ward to favor Republican candidates,
Democratic challenger Seth Hir-
shorn, who faces incumbent James
Blow, thinks Monday's election will
confirm the ward's true colors.
Ever since the Republicans
redistricted the wards a few years
ago, the Second Ward has been a
Republican stronghold. But Hirshorn,
an associate professor of public ad-
ministration at U-M Dearborn,
believes that Republicans may no
longer carry the majority of the votes.
Hirshorn looked at the voting record

in the Second Ward for the last few
years and found that in November
1984 Democrats Walter Mondale and
Carl Levin carried the ward in the
presidential and senate races.
Although in the 1984 and 1985 April
city elections Republicans Blow and
Dick Deem defeated Democratic
challenger Jim Burchell, Burchell
was an unknown graduate student
who held his own, Hirshorn said.
Because he has been actively cam-
paigning and the neighbors know him,
Hirshorn said he has a good chance to
"You don't run for political office if
See HIRSHORN, Page 2

Shannon Blow
...faces uphill battle ...determined to beat Hirshorn


Panel argues
U.S. policy
Experts from the United States and
Nicaragua faced off at Rackham
Auditorium last night in a debate
which ranged from alleged human
rights abuses in Nicaragua to U.S.
funding of the Contra rebels.
The event, sponsored by the
Hispanic Law Students Association,
attracted a crowd of about 250.
THE PANEL included Francisco
Campbell, Minister Counsellor at the
Embassy of Nicaragua; Dr. Wayne
Smith, former chief of the U.S.
diplomatic mission to Cuba; and for-
mer Ambassador Jose Sorzano, U.S.
deputy representative to the United
Nations under Jeanne Kirkpatrick.
Sorzano defended the Reagan Ad-
ministration's policies toward
Nicaragua, claiming that the left-
wing Sandinista government is
"When governments like the San-
See L. AMERICAN, Page 3

SACUA names new chief

The Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, the top faculty
governing committee, voted Monday
to appoint William.Stebbins as the
new chairman of the University
Senate and Jean Loup as the vice
The University Senate consists of
all members of the professorial staff,
the executive and central ad-
ministrative officers of the Univer-
sity, the deans of the schools and
colleges, and members of the resear-
ch and library staffs.
STE BBINS, a psychology professor
at the University for 23 years, said his
main goal is to strengthen faculty in-
fluence in University affairs by
broadening faculty representation.

"For faculty governance to have any
validity, it's got to be truly represen-
tational," Stebbins said. "It's got to
attract support from most of the
faculty, and I think it has lacked it in
the past."
Attendance at recent faculty
meetings has been low, and Stebbins
said that is a sign that faculty mem-
bers are leaving decisions up to their
elected committees and the Senate
"I THINK .they should be paying
more attention themselves," he said.
"It will be particularly important in
the next few years, when the
economic situation of the University
will be particularly difficult."
Stebbins will also preside over the
Senate Assenibly. The Senate Assem-

bly is made up of 72 elected represen-
tatives from the University Senate
who serve three-year terms. The
Senate Assembly serves as the
legislative arm of the Senate, and
SACUA representatives are chosen
from its membership.
SACUA advises and consults with
the President of the University on
matters of University policy and ser-
ves as liasion between the ad-
ministration and the University
said he will work to increase the
visibility and credibility of faculty
governance input to administrative
decisions that affect it.
Stebbins said he will try "to get
See SACUA, Page 3

A schools adopt AIDS policy

Francisco Campbell, Minister Counsellor at the Nicaraguan Embassy,
debates American Foreign Policy in Central America. Experts from both
Nicaragua and the U.S. met at Rackham Auditorium last night to discuss
the issue and answer questions from the audience.

The Ann Arbor Board of Education
last night voted 6-2 to adopt a com-
municable disease policy which would
affect students and faculty with
diseases like AIDS, hepatitis, and
According to the policy, any student
or staff member who is "reasonably
suspected" of having a communicable

disease will be contacted by a school
administrator and may be excluded
from the school unless the individual's
physician recommends otherwise.
IF THE school district decides to
investigate further, a panel composed
of the individual's physician, a
physician who has experience with
communicable diseases, a
Washtenaw County Health Depar-

tment physician, a school nurse, and
three school administrators would
decide whether the individual should
be excluded from the school.
If the affected person is a student,
the panel would have to recommend
alternative education options.
If the panel's decision is not
unanimous, both opinions will be sent
See SCHOOL, Page 3

COLLEGE senior who was billed for
$198,000 in back taxes is still waiting for the


No butts
T HE AMERICAN Institute for Preventive Medicine
hsintroduced the latest weapon in the war again-
st smoking - an ashtray incapable of holding butts. At,
first glance, it looks like an ordinary glass ashtray, but
the top surface is flat so there's no place to lay a
cigarette. It also carries a "Thank You for Not

Females in formation
SIXTY SKYDIVERS joined hands 17,000 feet above
the DeLand, Fla. Airport, setting a world record
for an all-female formation on their fourth try. The
jump Monday snapped the record of 48 women in for-
mation set two years ago here, and came after three

HARASSMENT: Opinion concludes its series on
police harassment of student activists. See
Page 4.



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