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Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 128
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 8, 1986
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By RICK KAPLAN
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - It was Opening Day .
for Kirk Gibson yesterday, and the
Tiger slugger beat the Boston Red Sox
6-5, at Tiger Stadium.
The Detroit right fielder launched
two upper-deck home runs in a per-
formance destined for the annals of
Tiger Opening Days. Gibson went
four-for-four with five runs batted in.
"I look at it as Kirk Gibson 6, Red Sox
5," said Boston right fielder Dwight
GIBSON'S seventh-inning homer,
his second of the day, was the game-
winner. Boston led 5-4 when the 28-
year-old blasted Sammy Stewart's 0-2
pitch into the right field stands.
"It feels good to get off to a good
start," Gibson said. "It feels too good
to be true." ;
In the fourth inning, Gibson broke a'
2-2 tie with a too-long-to-be-true
smash off Boston starter Bruce Hurst.
Tiger designated hitter Dave Collins,
on third with an RBI triple scored a
ahead of Gibson.
AFTER THE ceremonial first pit-
ch, Evans greeted Detroit pitcher
Jack Morris unceremoniously,
homering on Morris's first pitch. The
Red Sox roughed up the Tiger right-
hander for four round-trippers. in
Boston extended its edge to 2-0 in
the top of the third when left fielder
Jim Rice hit an opposite-field home
run that barely reached the right field
Gibson led the Tiger comeback in
the bottom of the third. Detroit third,
baseman Darnell Coles (two-for-four)
singled, and moved to second on Lou
Whitaker's walk. Gibson then groun-
ded a single to right, scoring Coles
with the first Tiger run of the season.
THE RED Sox reclaimed the lead in
the top of the seventh. With two outs,
Rice singled. Ex-Yankee Don Baylor
crushed a Morris offering foranup- The W right stuff Daily Photo by SCOTT LITI
Sper-deck home run to left. Catcher
Rich Gedman followed with a solo A banner commemorating a symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright, wh
shot to deep right to give Boston a 5-4 will run until April 14, hangs on the Bell Tower. The banner was creat
See GIBSON, Page 8 by a group of architecture students.
Le Dog owner lives with relsh
By SUSAN GRANT "I'm grateful for the student votes.
Amid loud music and cries of vic- Students often find their needs areI
tory, Ann Arbor Democrats last night ignored, but I have not forgotten." HeI
celebrated election victories that in- has cited increasing lighting andI
creased the Democratic majority on women's safety as student issues he
city council by one seat. According to will focus on.t
unofficial election tallies, Democrats Doris Preston, the Fifth Ward
now hold seven of council's 12 spots. Democrat candidate who retained herI
Proposal A, which requires the city seat on the council, was just as ex-1
to send a message to Washington, cited by Hirshorn's victory as herI
D.C. saying that Ann Arbor tax own.I
dollars should not be spent on military "We really wished there had been a
aid in Central America and would also full sweep," she said. "I think Ann1
create a task force to establish sister Arbor did well in electing Seth Hir-1
cities in Central America, passed by a shorn. Seth Hirshorn has got the ex-
wide margin of 10147 yes votes to perience and knowledge that the city1
needs." Democrats won in three of the1
6,384 no votes, city's five wards.
Proposal B, which allows the city to While Democrats were celebrating
sell tax bonds to fund repairs and their victory, Republicans were at the1
resurfacing of local residential roads
alopassed by a wide margin. The Sheraton Hotel receiving the disap-
proposal received 10,116 yes votes and pointing results.
6,708 no votes. Although Republican First Ward1
IN WHAT city election officials candidate, Debra Shannon didn't win,
called a huge upset, Seth Hirshorn, she was pleased that she got 30 per-1
the Democratic Second Ward can- cent of the vote in the highlyl
didate, beat James Blow by 109 votes, democratic ward.
becoming the first Democrat to win Voter turnout was higher than ex-
the heavily Republican ward since it pected, according to city clerk
was redistricted several years ago. Winifred Norcross.
Hirshorn, who was busy celebrating
his victory along with the other Unofficial tallies for all of the wards
Democrats at the Blind Pig, said, are as follows:
" First Ward - Democratic incum-
bent Larry Hunter defeated
Republican Debra Shannon 1,511
votes to 582 votes; Proposal A passed,
1,512 to 544; Proposal B passed, 1,440
" Second Ward - Democrat Seth
Hirshorn defeated incumbent James
Blow 1,566 votes to 1,457 votes.
Proposal A passed, 1,629 to 1,136;
Proposal B passed, 1,661 to 1,308.
" Third Ward - Republican incum-
bent Jeanette Middleton defeated
Democratic Susan Contratto, 1,950
votes to 1,909 votes; Proposal A
passed, 2,165 to 1,271; Proposal B
passed 2,153 to 1,218.
" Fourth Ward - Republican in-
cumbent Gerald Jernigan defeated
Democrat Dave DeVarti, 1,929 votes
to 1,885 votes; Proposal A passed,
2,045 to 1,047. Proposal B passed, 2,121
" Fifth Ward - Democratic incum-
bent Doris Preston defeated
Republican Phil Spear, 2,559 votes to
1,957 votes. Proposal A passed, 2,796
to 1,786; Proposal B passed, 2,677 to
- Daily staff writer Amy Mindell
filed a report for this story.
LSA faculty rejects bid
to g rant ROTC credit
By STEPHEN GREGORY
Members of the LSA faculty yesterday rejected a
proposal that would have granted LSA credit for courses
taught in the ROTC program.
The 52 to 8 vote marked the third time since 1970 that
LSA has rejected academic credit for military education
courses. The college's current policy forbids such credit
although it is given in varying amounts by most other
schools and colleges.
THE PROPOSAL written by a three-member subcom-
mittee of the LSA Curriculum Committee, urged that
"LSA students enrolled in 300 or 400 level courses - receive
one hour of degree credit for each such course satisfac-
torily completed, up to a maximum of four credit hours."
The credits would have been considered among the 12
LSA credits the college gives for work completed in other
units of the University.
Subcommittee members had called the proposal "the
most plausible way in which to grant degree credit for
work done in ROTC courses," in a report presented to
LSA faculty members last month.
FACULTY MEMBERS who rejected ROTC credit
echoed similar reasons given by LSA officials for the past
16 years. They criticized the academic quality of ROTC
courses and instructors and expressed concern that the
courses are administered by the military services in-
dependent of the University.
The pre-professional nature of the ROTC program -
which attempts to prepare students for military service
after graduation - does not fit in with the ggals of a
liberal arts education, LSA officials believed.
Bruce Frier, a professor of classical studies at the Univ-
See FACULTY, Page 3
By DOV COHEN
He can speak five languages. He
*can cook dishes that most people can't
pronounce. And if he weren't running
his gourmet food/hot dog stand, he
says he'd probably be teaching
history at the University.
But Jules Van Dyck-Dobos, owner
of the 23 ft.-by-8 ft. gourmet
restaurant Le Dog at 410 Liberty St.
*wouldn't trade his job for any position
at the University.
Van Dyck-Dobos left his job as
manager of Chicago's famous The
Bakery restaurant - which makes
$1.5 million annually- to found Le
Dog in 1979. "This is a gourmet
restaurant and I'm the owner," he
Along with hot dogs, lemonade, and
shakes, Le Dog serves up delicacies
like roast duck with cherry wine
sauce, lobster bisque, pheasant under
styrofoam. The dishes are Le Dog's
specialties and patrons have to call an
hour in advance to get them. For the
other orders, customers simply queue
up outside the fire-engine red food
"The only difference between The
Bakery and this is that we're 8 feet by
23 feet. (And) the best seat in the
house is always taken. That's mine
and there are no others," says the 38-
year-old Van Dyck-Dobos. Although
Le Dog is much smaller than The
Bakery, Van Dyck-Dobos does not
regret leaving his job there. "I could
be more famous this way," he says.
"Ann Arbor is a small town. Half of
Chicago knew of The Bakery, but in
Ann Arbor, more than half know of Le
Dog. It's being a small fish in a big
pond or a big fish in a small pond. And
I chose the latter," he said.
VAN DYCK-DOBOS WAS initiated
into professional gourmet cooking as
a sophomore in Michigan State
University's hotel and restaurant
management program. "In 1975, I
called up Chef Louis Szathmary (of
The Bakery). I called him up cold on
the phone and asked if he needed
someone in the kitchen. He said he
needed a dishwasher. So I started
See LE DOG, Page 3
By PHILIP LEVY
The University has announced that
United Nations Secretary-General
Javier Perez de Cuellar will speak at
next month's graduation ceremonies.
Listeners, however, will be forbidden
from bringing alcohol or carbonated
beverages to the event.
The alchohol ban results from
rowdiness at last year's ceremony,
which featured Governor James
Blanchard as the main speaker.
University officials were dismayed as
students popped champagne corks
and repeatedly interrupted Blan-
chard's speech. Last fall, the ad-
ministration formed a commencemnt
committee to prevent a repeat.
ACCORDING to a University press
release announcing the ban on
alcoholic beverages, "Several unfor-
tunate accidents resulting from the
use of such beverages have marred
See UN, Page 3
Shanty on Diag ruined, rebuilt
By LISA DRESNER
A group of students rebuilt the anti-apartheid
shanty on the Diag yesterday, after an unidentified
man apparently tore down the structure with his
Two students who were on the Diag at 7:30 a.m.
yesterday reported seeing the man destroy the two-
week old shanty built to promote divestment from
companies that do business with South Africa.
ACCORDING to Dave Fletcher, a member of the
Free South Africa Coordinating Committee,
(FSACC), which constructed the shanty, and LSA
freshman Jonathon Heuer, the man would not iden-
tify himself, but continually said, "Plant Depar-
tment." The Department of Plant Extension han-
dles maintenance operations at the University.
The man, described as white and in his early 40's,
was not wearing a University uniform and possessed
no tools or University vehicles. He called the shanty
"a piece of shit that I don't want on my University,"
the students said.
Plant department manager Conway Adams
denied any departmental connection to the incident.
He said he would be "surprised and disappointed" if
any workers had destroyed the shanty on their own
See STUDENTS Page 2
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS:
At 606 Packard St., a group of Hare Krishna devotees live a life of total
faith and sacrifice. For a closer look at the ways of the followers of
Krishna, see Page 5 for the first of a two part photostory.
spokesman. Nixon, 73, accompanied during his jaunt
by a staff member, also ordered a soft drink, said
toads started their 1986 trilling last week, drew
national attention. "The phone rang off the hook," he
said. "Everybody wanted to talk to this guy who was
out running around with toads." He said some
who have come to watch the toads were
,nature buffs, but others have filmed and recorded the
enchanted evening. One musician spent two hours
DEMOCRACY: Opinion suggests a new way of
distributing student football tickets. See