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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 6, 1986
By Scott Lituchy

Question: "Does the two-party system
offer you a real choice?"


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Richard Banks, Ann
Arbor resident: I've
never seen any need in
having Democrats and Re-
publicans. A person should
run for what he believes in,
not for a party.

Julia Anderson, bio-
logy grad student:
There is only a limited
choice because there is so
much party politics.

Tim Greenamyre, Ann
Arbor resident: Not
necessarily. We are locked
into two parties, so the only
people who have a chance of
winning are the Democrats
and the Republicans.

Carol Fulgham, Ann
Arbor resident: I don't
think it makes a difference
which pqrty you pick.
They're going to do what-
ever they want anyway.

Bruce Roffi, Detroit
resident: No. It's prob-
ably all phoney, since all
their responses are to big
business, special interest,
and money.


John Else, Ann Arbor
resident: No. They're all
the same. There's no dif-
ference between the two

Stephanie Braxton,
LSA freshman: Not
really. Basically the only
difference between the two
parties is the party label.

Herb Pfabe, Ann Arbor
resident: I would say
yes. Good, bad, or indif-
ferent, at least there are two,
although sometimes you
must choose the lesser of
two evils.

Valorie Knobloch,
LSA sophomore: I
think that there is a little
choice. They do have two
distinct viewpoints on some
things. It is important to
have two parties with two

John Philpot, Ann
Arbor resident: No,
there are only two names for
the same thing. It's only
the rich and famous that
make a difference. They do
what's in their best interest
and the poor man doesn't
have a say so.

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Rule to ban smoking in 'U' buildings
(Continued from Pagei1) term. who asked to remain anonymous, lobbies, but now there are signs
arbara MacAdam, acting head "This is a step we would have said, "It bothers me. It gets smoky posted around the building
e UGLi, said the library has wanted to take anyway," MacAdam in here (room eight) and crowded at prohibiting smoking anywhere in
ced its no-smoking policy said, because it is better for the night." The senior suggested that the CCRB.
e the mandate because it would preservation of the library's col- they take the books out of the
rder for students to adjust to a lection. basement so non-smokers don't Recreation supervisor Robert
policy in the middle of the MacAdam said students reaction have to go down to the basement. Fox said smoking should not be

U.S., Soviets discuss weapons,
human rights in Helsinki
VIENNA, Austria-The United States and the Soviet Union traded
charges of human rights violations yesterday and then held extended
talks on how to carry out their Iceland summit pledges for sharp
reductions in nuclear weapons.
Secretary of State George Schultz, speaking at a 35-nation
conference aimed at improving relations between East and West, said " a
tragic human rights situation" existed in the Soviet Union and among
its Eastern allies. He warned that arms control would falter unless the
perceived abuses were corrected.
"Arms control cannot exist as a process in isolation from other
sources of tension in East-West relations," Shultz said in a stern
The Soviet foreign minister invited the 35 nations at the conference
to send representatives to Moscow, to meet on problems of "human
contact, information, culture and education." He lashed out at the United
States, where "violations of human rights are of a systematic and
massive nature."
Waite says press hindered him
LONDON-Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite said yesterday that
British press speculation that he was acting on behalf of governments
in his mission to free hostages in Lebanon had made his Middle East
contacts nervous and could cost him his life.
"There are certain speculative comments now moving around that
perhaps Mr. Waite is used by or closely associated wsith governments,"
Waite, in a rare burst of anger, told reporters at London's Heathrow
"Give me a break. It is your fellow journalist I am working for," he
said, referring to Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson, one of six
Americans still missing in Lebanon.
Waite spoke after returning from West Germany where American
David Jacobsen, released by his Lebanses captors Sudnay, was reunited
with his family.
Iran offers to help free U.S.
hostages held in Lebanon
NICOSIA, Cyprus-Two Iranian officials said yesterday that Tehran
is willing to work for the release of American and French hostages in
Lebanon in return for weapons, unfreezing of Iranian assets in the
United States and freedom for political prisoners.
But a third official, Prime Minister Hussein Musavi, said in a report
broadcast by Tehran radio that there was no possibility of negotiating
with the United States.
Although Musavi seemed to rule out direct talks, his comments did
not appear to contradict declarations by the other Iranian officials that a
deal could be made. The difference in emphasis was seen as part of.
growing internal struggle within the Iranian leadership. .
Parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani ridiculed a purported mission
to Tehran by former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane and
four other Americans to try to mend U.S.-Iranian relations. U.S.
officials have not confirmed the mission.
Coast Guard ups drug patrol
Some U.S. Coast Guard units, taking a lead from their Southern
cohorts, have beefed up patrols in search of illegal drugs on the Great
Lakes, but have found little evidence of large-scale trafficking.
Officials say they are cracking down on offenders who carry or use
illegal drugs while boating on the world's largest group of freshwater
lakes, as well as those trying to smuggle them across the border to or
from Canada.
"We're trying to get more presence on the water," said Lt. Christine
Balboni, operations officer for the Coast Guard office in Detroit.
"Hopefully it's a deterrent."
Balboni, whose district includes western Lake Huron and western
Lake Erie, said small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, hashish and
various narcotics have been seized recently on the lakes.
Rear Admiral Arnold Danielson, commander of the Ninth Coast
Guard District encompassing all the Great Lakes, announced last month
that the guard would increase cooperation with the U.S. Customs
agencies and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
Prison director may be jailed
DETROIT- A federal judge could order state Corrections Director
Robert Brown Jr. to jail today for disobeying an order that he let
women prisoners earn college credits as can male inmates, officials said.
U.S. District Judge John Feikens has set a hearing for 1:30 P.M.
today on a request that Brown and the Department of Corrections be
held in contempt of Feikens' order in a class action suit brought by
women inmates.

" The judge is not happy with ua and he may send Bob to jail,"
prison spokeswoman Gail Light said Thursday.
At issue is the department's failure to offer four-year college degree
courses to inmates at the Florence Crane Women's Facility in
Coldwater, Light said.
The suit charged the Corrections Department with violating the
constitutional rights of women prisoners by denying them equal
oppportunities with male inmates for education and other programs.
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many students are grateful because
they can now study without being
bothered by smoke.
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Students say the windowless,
drab room in which they are
allowed to smoke is uncomfortable,
and it gets filled with smoke
because librarians don't want to
open the door. LSA junior Karen
Hellow, a non-smoker, is glad that
the smoking area is confined to
room eight. "I don't like to be
around smokers," she said. "It
makes my clothes smell."
But business school junior Leila
Gray, who is also a non-smoker,
said it wouldn't bother her if
smokers were allowed free use of
the basement.
The Central Campus Recreation
Building has also changed its
smoking policy. Before last Sep-
tember, smoking was allowed in
the concession areas and in the

allowed in the CCRB because it is
a health and fitness facility. Fox
said the policy is easily enforced
because "signs on the doors
indicating that we are following
University policy." Fox said he
hasn't received any complaints
about the new policy.
The North Campus Recreation
Building, the Sports Coliseum, the
Intramural Building, the University
Hospital, Food Services, the
Building Service Department, and
the Staff Benefits Office have also
instituted restrictive smoking
Dick said there are other places
on campus with no-smoking
policies. Until January, whether or
not to implement a smoking ban
in campus buildings is up to
"individual managers, based upon
their own feelings," he said.



Church help may lift
city shelter pressure

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Similarly, the Arbor Haven
shelter on Division Street fills its
limit of 18 to 22 guests, said
Wilson, social services coordinator
of the Washtenaw County Sal-
vation Army. That shelter, he
says, turns away another one or two
homeless people a night.
A few of those who cannot be
accommodated are put up by the
shelters in low-cost hotels, but
most are forced to fend for
Churches now sometimes take
Although a probe which records
brain signals has been built,
development of a stimulatory brain
probe is at least three years away.
An article in yesterday's Daily
incorrectly implied that the

in one or two homeless people,
Wilson said, but the resolution
would make churches' roles more
organized. Church officials said
yesterday they are interested in the
plan, but they need to learn more
about the cost of the program and
how to staff the temporary shelters
before they make any commit-
THE DETAILS are still in
their formative stages, said James
Hampton, associate director of the
Community Development Depart-
The council's authorization of
two new shelters for women and
families is aimed at quelling safety
concerns. Hampton said violence
against women and children in
shelters hasn't been a problem, but
women would feel safer in a shelter
specifically for them and their

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