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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVII - No. 49

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 11, 1986

Eight Pages

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returns

from
By KERY MURAKAMI
Special to the Daily
ROMULUS-Thirteen members
of an Ann Arbor delegation to
Nicaragua returned late last night,
espousing opposition to United
States aid to the Contra Rebels in
Nicaragua.
The delegation was sent to Ann
Arbor's sister city Juigalpa, which
was created last year through a city-
wide affirmation of a proposal to
establish the sister city and send a
letter to President Ronald Reagan
protesting his administration's
policies in Central America.
Greeted by about 20 supporters
at Detroit Metropolitan Airport,
delegates said they were given free
access to speak to Nicaraguan
citizens, including some opposition
leaders and an editor of the
opposition newspaper La Prensa,
which was recently closed down.
WHILE MANY of the

Nicaragua
delegates were tired from the 12- had no sewage system, and
hour plane trip and refused to uncertain water supply, limited
comment because of the late hour, a health care resources, and an
prepared statement said "We find economy that barely meets the
that the Contra war of terrorism, basic needs of most citizens."
financed by our tax dollars, is a Gregory Fox, a member of the
morally bankrupt campaign of delegation and Ann Arbor Central
brutality against the people of American Sister City Task Force,
Nicaragua. said the group hopes to raise money
"In Juigalpa, and throughout to send medical supplier and other
Nicaragua neonle are working to - aid.

gether in a remarkable atmosphere
of political and religious freedom,
given the level of poverty and
military emergency present.
"To us, the countries leadership
appears to enjoy broad popular
support."
The delegation's main purpose
was to establish ties between Ann
Arbor and Juigalpa, and discuss
ways Ann Arbor could help the
Nicaraguan city.
ACCORDING TO the state -
ment "residents of our sister city

Many delegates were especially
struck by the brutality of Nica -
ragua's civil war, said state Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor), when
a jeep of seven civilians were
machine gunned by contra rebels
seventeen miles from Juigalpa.
Five civilians were killed and two
wounded.
Six delegates attended a mass
funeral.
"I really had to apologize for
what our government has done with
our tax dollars," Bullard said.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Representative Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) is welcomed home last night at Detroit Metro Airport, after a 17-
member delegation returns from visiting Ann Arbor's sister city in Juigalpa, Nicaragua. The delegation spent
10 days examining social conditions in the Nicaraguan city.

Minorityenrollment
reaches all-timehigh
By EUGENE PAK Asians now are at an all-time high, representing 5.0
The University's minority student population percent of the student population. Last year they
reached an all-time high of 3,985 students, or 12.7 represented 4.5 percent. Black students represent 5.3
percent of the student population. percent, up from last year's 5.2 percent. Hispanics 2.0
The 6.87 percent increase marked the third straight percent, up from 1.8 percent, and Native Americans
year of record minority student enrollment. equal 0.4 percent, down from 0.5 percent.
"I think it's important for people to realize it's not Enrollment for each minority group, except Native
just a passing trend," said Niara Sudarkasa, a Univer- Americans, has increased since 1983, when the
sity associate vice president for academic affairs. She University publicly committed itself to increasing
added that the minority college-age population should minority enrollment. The University appointed Sudar-
be large enough to increase minority enrollment kasa with the intention of increasing minority student
through the end of the century. enrollment and retention; particularly black student
ASIAN student enrollment accounted for much of enrollment which had dropped to a low of 4.9 percent
this year's overall increase of 256 minority students. a.in 4l983.
Asian enrollment rose by 153 students, 71 for hispanic SINCE 1983 black student enrollment has
students, and 55 for black students, while Native increased each year, bucking a national trend, but still
American enrollment dropped by 23 students. See INCREASED, Page 3

Minorities at Michigan
Biiak i Am. Ind'
Figures represent percent of total enrollment c

0.4

.0.4

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Totals:
9.9 10.0 10.3 10.5 11.3

* ma.
1985 1986
12.0 12.7~
0

Color of money
green for pool hal

Study
lambastes
state o
higher
education
By STEVE BLONDER
A scathing "report card" issued
by the Carnegie Foundation, a
watchdog of public education, could
instigate significant changes in the
nation's universities.
In addition to charging colleges
and universities with being more
concerned with passing out dip-
lomas than educating students, the
study recommends changes in ath-
letic, admittance, and tenure poli-
cies at the nation's institutions.
UNIVERSITY Vice President
for Academic Affairs James Duder-
stadt said the charge that univer-
sities want merely to hand out
See EDUCATION, Page 2
Student
shoppers
explore
Ann Arbor
By FRANCIE ALLEN
Many students never venture off
campus to brave the wilds of Ann
Arbor b.eyond Main Street or
Washtenaw Avenue. But Kevin
Abramowski has had his fill of
people-watching on the Diag. "I've
often wanted to (go across town)
but I never did up until now. I
never had a mode of transportation."
All set with a new used car, the
LSA junior resolutely vows to
explore Ann Arbor to see "whatever
is out there, and go wherever my
wallet will take me."
CRUISING STADIUM
Blvd. may pale in comparison to
cruising the strip in Ft. Lauderdale,
but a true partier rejects no byways
that may lead to a good time.With a

By HAMPTON DELLINGER is what brought.
The Color of Money, the movie Michael Seres b
starring Paul Newman and Tom Seres, a 33 y
Cruise as a pair of pool hustlers, assistant, had n
bombed at the box-office but set off stick in 10 yea
an explosion of interest at the movie two wee
Michigan Union pool hall. he and friend H
The Campus Games Center's 19 been cracking
pool tables usually generate about day.
$150.00 on a weekend night. But "We're goi
since Newman and Cruise glamor- serious pool all
ized the game on the silver screen although Widle
the color of money has remained excitement of th
the same while the quantity doubled off."
to $350.00 a night the last two ROB AI
weekends. - sophomore, sai
Long-time employee Bill Para- movie was mor
dise said the pool hall had another prior to Color o
dramatic increase in customers-20 he said since se
years ago. has frequented
"THE YEAR was 1965 and often. "In the p
The Hustler (a movie starring I've found myse
Newman as pool prodigy "Fast" Although
Eddie Felson) had been shown the definitely infuse
night before on national TV. I came a desire to "raci
to open the place up on Sunday the Games Cer
morning and there was a line of 10 rcn Gones.
people. I couldn't believe it." recent converts. of a sr s
The Color of Money, a sequel so Ma rk sBe
toThe Hustler, presents "Fast e "pays p
Eddie" as a successful liquor dis- find a party."
tributor who returns to the game His playing
after an extended hiatus. Watching
Newman recapture the desire to play See PO(
TODAY
Bruce alert
S"""h

Ann Arbor resident
ack to the Union.
year-old health care
ot picked up a pool
rs until he saw the
eks ago. Since then
oward Widley have
the cue ball every
ng to play some
winter," said Seres,
y admitted that "the
he movie is wearing
KENS, an LSA
d the effect of the
e subtle. A pool fan
of Money 's release,
eeing the movie he
d the Union more
past couple of days,
elf playing more."
the movie has
ad some people with
k'em up," not all of
nter's clientele are
Between quick sips
ht, business school
nkendorf explained
ool whenever I can't
partner, economics
OL, Page 2

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY

Though they may look more at home in a lecture hall than a pool hall, emeritus professors Olin1
nest Brater and Hal Farrar shoot billiards at the Union.

Browder, Er-

See STUDENTS, Page 3
INSIDE-

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where, according to manager Michael Lang, the
process of unloading "3,500 pounds" of Jersey-
born rock'n 'roll began. "We bought enough so
that we won't run out through Christmas," Lang
added. Fans were overjoyed. At its peak, the crowd
inside Schoolkid's numbered almost 200, though
some people had come to meet Robyn Hitchcock,

have." But the familiar cry caveat emptor must
be sounded, as Discount Records had several
records returned due to warping. Lang said that
because the records had been subjected to freezing
temperatures, they may be suffering from "cold
warp." If so, fans need only sit and wait for the
records to warm up and straighten out...if they can

MOZAMBIQUE: Opinion examines
stances surrounding President
Machel's death. See Page 4.

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