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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom

Editor's note: Today's article is the second of a clear plastic, d
two part series. On Friday the Daily examined the just as his b
administration's asbestos removal policy, stuffed an
East Quad resident Peter Schuur, an LSA newspapers,a
sophomore, threw a party Saturday night on the first and hung the
floor of Hayden hall to celebrate the removal of "It's really
asbestos in his hall's bathroom. Schuur and other said, "but it's
hallmates had to use a bathroom three floors above to UNTIL TI
shower for two weeks this term while workers as an insulat
repaired their own bathroom. durable, and
To decorate for the "First Annual Asbestos Party," exposed andc

ed all the furniture in his room with
duct tape, and asbestos warning signs -
athroom looked. He and his friends
asbestos worker's uniform with
attached an army gas-mask to its head,
figure from the ceiling.
scary if you think about it," Schuur
nice to be able to laugh at it."
'HE early 1970s, builders used asbestos
or because the substance is fireproof,
long-lasting. But if asbestos chips are
crumble, its microscopic fibers become

with asbestos
airborne. When inhaled, the dust-like fibers cause STUDENTS have complained that they were not
lung lesions and cancer. Currently, an estimated three- informed about the problem until asbestos surveying
fourths of all University buildings contain the and removal began this fall. They were shocked when
hazardous insulation. workers wearing "moon suits" blocked off restrooms
Housing officials are overseeing removal or with clear plastic and bright yellow danger warning
containment of all asbestos over the next two to three signs.
years. The removal process was initiated last fall after Bursley resident Michelle Rozsa, an LSA
maintenance personnel were repairing leaky pipes in sophomore, said she and other students were told at an
residence halls and discovered the substance. informational meeting in December that there was no
"We want to make the residence halls safest first," immediate danger. Rozsa found exposed asbestos on a
said Gary Monroe, manager of University pipe in her room and called FIXIT.
Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. See ASBESTOS, Page 5

l', 90-81
Special to the Daily
Heathcote thrust his fist in the air
with 11 seconds left in yesterday's
game. Near tears, the Michigan
State coach knew his team had
clinched a victory over its arch
rival. The fans at Jenison Field
House chanted, "Jud, Jud, Jud."
"We've said all year long we
don't play hard enough,
emotionally enough, and excited
enough," said Heathcote. "Today we
got all those things."
Crowd as well as player spirit
led the Spartans (9-13 overall, 4-8
Big Ten) to a 90-81 win before
10,004 and a national-television
"It has been a long, long season,
and this certainly helps," said the
eleventh-year head coach.
"Whenever you beat Michigan it
seems like two (wins).
"To salvage anything from the
season, we needed a win. Where
this takes us, ,I have no idea."
The Wolverines almost salvaged
the contest in the second half. After
See SPARTANS, Page 11




hits impasse
over code

Although the University
Council has finished writing its
guidelines for political protest, the
panel has been vigorously debating
the issue of enforcement for its past
two meetings. They appear to be at
an impasse.
Without agreement among
council members, some feel that
both past and future.progress of the
council could be threatened.
The continuing debate over
enforcement has pitted students
against both faculty and admin-
istration members of the council
since they began working on a draft
of the proposed code of non-
academic student conduct in
October, 1984.
By dividing their work into three
tiers, the council first dealt with
crimes of the most violent nature,
has just finished its work on
political dissent, and is almost
ready to proceed to crimes of a less
violent nature, such as harassment
and assault.
The issue of how to enforce the

political dissent guidelines stands in
the way. "This needs to be at least
partly resolved before we move to
our final tier," said Livermore.
"There is no point in writing
these guidelines unless we can
guarantee that they are followed,"
said Shaw Livermore, history
professor and co-chair of the
council. Livermore and a majority
of the faculty and administration
members on the council feel
academic sanctions - such as sus-
pension or expulsion - are nec-
essary to enforce its proposed rules
of student conduct.
Student members of the council
vehemently disagree. Instead of
allowing the code to create an
additional court system within the
University, they feel the civil court
system should be better utilized.
They also fear that the admin-
istration could use academic sanc-
tions to repress students' right to
dissent and protest.
"It's not even that I distrust the
administration so much, but I just
See 'U' COUNCIL, Page 2

Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
The Children's Hour
Kids from around Ann Arbor gather at Tally Hall Saturday to take part in "Child's Play Saturday." The
children are entertained by magician Jeff Wawrzaszek and The Mask Puppet Theatre.

City predicts
low primary
turnout today
City officials are predicting an even lower voter
turnout than usual in today's mayoral and Ann Arbor
City Council primaries because candidates are running
uncontested in two wards.
Although this year's Second and Third Ward races
are uncontested, the First Ward features a close battle
For a profile on Republican mayoral can-
didate Paul Jensen, see story, Page 3.
between Democrats Robert Elton, an automobile
designer, and Ann Marie Coleman, who co-directs
Guild House campus ministry. Republican Ron
Witchie will face no opposition in his bid to succeed
retiring Democratic councilmember Lowell Peterson.
Students can vote in the First Ward primary at
Alice Lloyd and Bursley residence halls.
The Fourth Ward primary pits Republican Jerry
Schleicher, an optometrist, against Jim Cameron, a
lawyer. The winner will face Democrat Richard
Layman in the April general elections. Fourth Ward
polling places include South Quad, and 926 Mary St.,
See CITY, Page 3

Riegle promises to fight
Senate contra funding

In two Ann Arbor appearances Friday,
U.S. Senator Donald Riegle (D-Mich.) told
Ann Arbor Sister City Task Force members
that he will continue to fight in the Senate
against funding of the Contras in Nicaragua,
and he spoke at the dedication of the College
of Engineering's new satellite data center.
Before the task force, Riegle paralleled the
Central American situation to Vietnam. "We
have a number of Reagan Administration
policy makers who would like to win the
war in Central America that we did not win
in Southeast Asia," Riegle said.
He said he has target proponents of
Contra funding in the Senate and will try to
change their positions. "Someone who
identifies themselves as being in favor of
Contra aid either needs to be persuaded or
replaced," he said.
Task force members and delegates from a
city-sponsored trip in November to Juigalpa,
Nicaragua - Ann Arbor's sister city - told
Riegle their objections to the'
Administration's Central American policies.
Ginny Peacock, a delegation member,
told Riegle that the Contras focus their

"terrorist" attacks on teachers and medical'
professionals. She described the hardship of
seeing the relatives of Contra victims in
Other speakers at the meeting urged
Riegle to learn more about the situation and
take an active stance.
Riegle was elected to the Senate in 1976,
and has a history of speaking against U.S.
involvement in Central America.
At the dedication ceremony, Riegle told
an audience of nearly 200 research faculty
and administration members that "some of
the most advanced outer space activity in the
country is being carried on right here,"
Riegle said the federal government has a
backlog of satellite research, so work on
similar facilities around the nation "will
prove very timely and wise."
Riegle, who spoke after Engineering
College Dean Charles Vest, University
Space Physics Department Director Paul
Hays, and Interim University President
James Duderstadt at the ceremony, is
chairman of the Senate science technology
and space subcommittee.
See RIEGLE, Page 2

Michigan Senator Don Riegle was the keynote speaker Friday at the
dedication of the University's new satellite data center on North Campus.
Riegel also spoke with the Ann Arbor Sister City Task Force about his
plans to cut off U.S. funding of the Nicaraguan contras.

Panel examines problems of black 'U'


Black athletes at the University, before
the 1970s,' had to possess almost
superhuman abilities to compete and earn
letters in varsity sports, said John Rehee,
author of "Hail to the Victors!" According to
some University administrators, student-
athletes still enter school with the odds
stacked against them.
Behee, a professor of physical education

black. Before 1972, according to Behee,
blacks were either banned, restricted in
number by an unwritten quota, or expected
to have talent above that required of white
athletes in nearly every sport at Michigan.
Behee recalled a phrase, "Superspade,"
coined by a successful black athlete that he
used to entitle the first chapter of his book.
"When I look back at the achievements of
those athletes, I am reminded of an interview

in 1935. Ward beat Owens in the 60-yard
dash and the 65-yard high hurdles.
Despite Ward's talent, Behee said, the
football team did not allow him to play in
the Michigan-Georgia Tech game in 1934..
Teams from the south traditionally did not
play opponents who had blacks on their
teams. There was a rumor that Georgia Tech
might not play if the Wolverines used Ward.
Behee said the University discriminated

He concluded, "I don't think we would
have had change without national political
forces at work. The change that did come
about came especially from the leadership of
Martin Luther King Jr. I see him as a
revolutionary hero. What this country needs
now is more Martin Luther King Jr.'s, black
ones, white ones, male ones, female ones."
THE PANEL members who followed
Behee's speech agreed blacks had made

None of the Republicans in today's
primaries for the Fifth Ward are
worth voting for.
The University's Museum of
Modern Art offers students a chance
to get their Dadas out with a
retrospective of surrealist artist Max
Ernst's work.

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