Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII-- NO. 87 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1987 COPYRIGHT 1987 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By JEFF RUSH
Michigan coach Bill Frieder's
bride added more to her already
impressive dowry Saturday
The Wolverines, called ugly
sisters by everyone including
Frieder before the season began,
again proved wise to the ways of
the Big Ten, beating Iowa 100-92
on national television.
Michigan moved to fourth in the
the conference at 6-3 (15-6 overall),
while Iowa fell to a tie for second at
7-2 (19-2 overall).
HUGS AND kisses ended
Saturday's event. As Wolverines
Gary Grant, Glen Rice, and Antoine
Joubert walked into the post-game
press conference, Frieder asked
Grant, "Should we show them what
we did in the locker room?" Frieder
then exchanged kisses on the cheek
with Grant and Rice, then said,
"Joubert, you get one, too" and
followed through on the promise.
The foursome of Grant, Rice,
Joubert, and Garde Thompson
combined for 95 of Michigan's 100
points. When asked if he also had
received one of Frieder's puckers in
the locker room, Thompson, who
scored 24, said, "He knows better
than to try that stuff on me."
Iowa had as much trouble trying
any tricks on the Wolverines. A
Glen Rice dunk 20 seconds into the
game seemed to warn Iowa that
Rice and his underdog teammates
would be in charge for the rest of
the afternoon. Rice said no to
Hawkeye advances time and time.
again, and led all scorers with 33
points on 15-of-20 shooting.
Rice's slam helped Michigan to
an early 12-2 lead.
"IF YOU CAN get a dunk or
a three-point play at the beginning
of the game, it gets the whole team
enthused," said Rice.
The Wolverines didn't let up the
rest of the way. They broke through
the Iowa press with ease, staved off
several Hawkeye runs throughout
See 'M', Page 10
By JERRY MARKON
The battle between the Greeks
and their neighbors has reached the
Ann Arbor City Council.
The council is expected tonight
to give preliminary approval to a
proposal which would limit group
housing in North Burns Park,
despite opposition from the Mich-
igan Student Assembly and the
University's Greek system.
The proposal, which has been
approved by the Ann Arbor Plan-
ning Commission, would ban
group housing on 40 lots in the
area south of Hill Street and west of
Washtenaw Avenue. The rezoning
plan would increase the Greek
housing crunch, though it would
not affect 21 existing fraternities,
sororities, co-operatives, and non-
Councilmembers will hear the
proposal tonight and take a
preliminary vote. If the proposal
obtains inajority support, it will go
to a public hearing and final vote
on Feb. 23.
"I expect it will pass," said
Councilmember Seth Hirshorn (D-
Second Ward). "The area is
predominantly student housing, and
it's inequitable to burden it with
See COUNCIL, Page 5
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan's Glen Rice takes a rebound away from Iowa's Gerry Wright in the second half of Michigan's win
on Saturday. Rice scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Cheerlea#*ders get gr,_ounded
By DAVID WEBSTER
The basketball cheerleaders ended their one-game
sit-down strike at Saturday's upset of Iowa, but they
were still angry at having their routines restricted.
A ruling by the University's Board of Intercol-
legiate Athletics last week banned the squad from
performing the high-flying, acrobatic stunts that
basketball fans have enjoyed for many years.
As a result of the ruling, the cheerleaders
introduced a new routine at Saturday's game against
Iowa: "air stunts." During a time out in the game, the'
squad positioned themselves as if they were going to
perform one of the now illegal routines and then "we
kind of faked it," explained squad member Monica
According to Heather Arsulowicz, squad captain,
the new rule bars members of the squad from raising
their feet more than 3 feet off the ground while
See RULING, Page 2
By EUGENE PAK
More than 100 black and white
students gathered at an open forum
in the dorm last night to discuss
racism within and outside the
University. The forum was sparked
by a racial incident last Tuesday
night in Couzens Hall.
The incident occured when a flier
was slipped under the door of a fifth
floor lounge where a group of about
20 black women were holding an
The flier, a facsimile of an Ohio
hunting season notice, declared
"open season" on blacks. It used
derogatory racial slurs for Black
Americans and then listed "regu-
lations" on how the "hunt" should
One Couzens resident, who was
in the lounge at the time, said that
three individuals came to use the
lounge two different times and were
told it would be available later.
About an hour later, the note was
slipped under the door.
"The immediate reaction was
that everyone was really mad and
some ran out in the hall to try to
find out who did it," said the
Couzens resident, who asked to
remain anonymous. The individuals
responsible had already left.
On Thursday, Couzens building
director Paul McNaughton issued a
See FLIER, Page 2
Diets don't work,
By LESLIE ERINGAARD
University eating disorders specialist Ken Castagna
believes that diets actually contribute to obesity. He
is one of many specialists espousing the idea that
"diets don't work."
Castagna, associate director of the University's
Eating Disorder Clinic, discovered the problem with
diets when he opened the clinic five years ago.
"Not only do diets not work, but I suspect that
they contribute to the very problem that dieters are
trying to resolve. What happens when people diet?
They usually gain the weight back and often they
gain more. If this happens over and over again,
obesity may result," he said.
When people diet stringently to lose weight, their
bodies react as if they were in a starvation situation
and their metabolism slows down to save calories and
ANOREXIA nervosa received publicity
following the death of pop-music star Karen
Carpenter; shortly afterwards, Castagna became
known as the eating disorders specialist in the Ann
But Castagna became interested in anorexia
nervosa and bulimia before they were dramatized by
the media. Anorexia nervosa is a disorder involving
the pathological loss of appetite usually occuring in
young women; bulimia is characterized by alternate
gorging and purging.
One reason for Castagna's interest is his childhood
struggle with obesity. He said he could identify with
people's attempts to diet and their almost certain
Castagna's first exposure to anorexia nervosa
occured while he was practicing family therapy as a
social worker at the University hospital in the early
1980s, when he was sent a case involving an anorexic
woman. When Ann Arbor residents learned that
Castagna worked with a patient who had an eating
disorder, he received numerous referrals for clients
with the same problem.
"There was very little treatment available at the
time," Castagna said.
See SPECIALIST, Page 2
to Power Center crowd
Groundhogs go for longer slumber
By ALAN PAUL
Joseph Heller entertained a crowd
of over 1000 at the Power Center
last night, displaying sharp wit as
he read from each of his five
The Daily gets new editors
Another year has passed at the
Daily and it's time for a new
litter of editors to manage the
University community's student-
run newspaper. The new group
features Editor in Chief Rob
Earle, Managing Editor Amy
Mindell, News Editor Philip I.
Levy, and Features Editor
Melissa Birks. The new Opinion
Page Editors are Peter Mooney
and Henry Park, and the Arts
Editors are Rebecca Chung and.
Heller is widely regarded as a
leading contemporary novelist. His
first book, Catch 22, was published
in 1961 and developed from a cult
classic into one of the most widely
read novels of the past two decades,
both in the United States and
Europe. His later publications have
also been widely read though Heller
remains best known for his first
Explaining that he begins his
novels with sentences rather than
ideas or possible subject matters,
Heller proceeded to read what he
said were the founding sentences of
each book. Beginning with Catch
22, Heller went on to Something
Happened, Good as Gold, God
Knows, and No Laughing Matter.
Perhaps in deference to the fact that
Catch 22 is better known than his
other works- his readiing
By KELLY GIANNOTTA
Today is Groundhog Day. But
it's all a lie.
According to legend, groundhogs
come out of their holes every Feb.
2. If a groundhog sees his shadow,
he returns underground and winter
will continue for six weeks. If the
day is cloudy and no shadow ap-
pears, he remains outside, antic-
ipating an early spring.
But in Michigan's cold climate,
groundhogs won't come out at this
time of year, according to Phillip
Myers, associate professor and ass-
ociate curator of mammals in the
University's department of biology.
The groundhog is more likely to
appear in warmer, mid-Atlantic
states, he said.
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observer for the atmospheric and
oceanic sciences department, said
the groundhog is not an accurate
predictor of weather patterns.
"We don't think too much of it
professionally because we could
have a cloudy day or a sunny day
anytime," Kahlbaum said. He does -
n't feel his job security is threat-
ened by the groundhog.
"His track record wasn't too
good," Kahlbaum said of the
average groundhog, "and that would
have told it all."
Groundhog Day has a history
dating back to the fourth century,
when Christians celebrated a Ro-
man purification rite, called Cand-
lemas, on Feb. 2. Women carried
candles in honor of the Roman
related to the tree squirrel and more
closely related to the marmot. Not
Pay equity is needed to redress
discrimination against women.
OPINION, PAGE 4
Small frames score big at the
17th annual Ann Arbor 8mm
The Hockey team wins its first
home game of 1987 against
... spoke at Power Center
sequences from Good as Gold in
which he turned his cynical humor
upon the world of academia, with
lines such as: "Gold's favorite
students were those who dropped