The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 6, 1987 - Page,3
200 participate in
By DAVID WEBSTER
Ignoring a bitter cold wind,
approximately 200 people shared a
feeling of unity Saturday afternoon
as they participated in the second
annual Freedom March against
-apartheid and domestic racism.
The march, sponsored by the
Free South Africa Coordinating
Committee, commemorated the
20th anniversary of the assassi -
nation of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Following a police escort, the
marchers locked arms as they
proceeded down State St. to
Wheeler's Park, where they were
joined by about 75 Ann Arbor
residents. After listening to
speeches from local politicians, stu -
dents, and, community members,
the marchers headed back to the
Diag for an anti-racism rally.
At the rally, speakers criticized
government and University officials
for not taking a strong stance
against racism and bigotry.
"If ever there was an enemy of
freedom it is Ronald Reagan," said
Fred Dube, a representative of the
African National Congress.
Brett Stockdill, an LSA senior
and FSACC member, urged the
University to invite a member of
the ANC to this year's graduation
ceremony. Jailed African National
Congress leader Nelson Mandela
will be awarded an honorary degree
at the ceremony.
"This is going to be the first
official anti-apartheid graduation,"
EIGHT speakers, including
Ann Arbor Mayor Edward Pierce,
addressed the crowd at the park,
which was once the center of a
Black neighborhood which has
since been fragmented by Ann
Arbor's sky-rocketing housing
Ann Arbor Mayor Edward Pierce
read a proclamation, declaring April
4 an "Official Freedom Day" in the
city. "If we're going to have peace,
it's going to start right here with
Roderick Linzie, a graduate
student and FSACC member said,
"We fight against apartheid in
South Africa, militarism in Central
America, and racial and economic
inequality in America... Now is the
time to advance the cause of human
Several speakers likened the
South African government's policy
of apartheid to institutionalized and
societal racism at the University.
They reminded the marchers that
recent activism has prompted the
University administration to take
action against racism on campus.
"When we get together we are
very powerful. We have got the fire
under (University President)
Shapiro's ass," said Nikita
Buckhoy, an LSA junior and
By STEVE BLONDER
Early Friday morning students
vandalized a mock prison built to
call attention to the plight of
At 1:40 a.m. three males were
seen dragging the structure across
the Diag to a loading dock at the
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house.
Under questioning, three seniors
admitted to stealing the structure,
according to Leo Heatley, director
of campus safety. Members of
Tagar, the Jewish-Zionist group
that built the jail, have not yet
decided whether or not to file
criminal charges against the three.
Dean Gaboury, president of the
fraternity, confirmed the incident
and attributed it to "the three
seniors getting too intoxicated."
"It could have been anything in
the Diag - we would have picked
it up and taken it home. We did not
mean anything slanderous by taking
it away. Our being under the
influence of alcohol, however, is no
excuse," Gaboury said.
ONE student saw the incident
and described the men as being
extremely intoxicated, and reported
that the individuals made "lewd
suggestions to women, and put
down Blacks and Jews."
"The three really reminded me of
the Hitler youth who used to get
drunk, and then go out and harass
people," said Henry Hardy.
Michael Brooks, director of the
Hillel Foundation, said in a
prepared statement that he did not
think the attack was a "conscious
racial or anti-semetic attack."
"When these students got
obnoxiously drunk they began
shouting epithets against Jews,
Blacks, women, and gays. This
must surely give us a pause, and
remind us that as a community we
have a lot of work to do," the
Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
It's that time again!
Graduate student Randy Helland, left, registers for Fall classes on
Friday as CRISP workers Ann Hanton and Glen Walker struggle to inter-
pret the time schedule. CRISPing starts today for undergraduates.
Jernigan fights to be Ann
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city council majority. "I don't think
Fierce has any kind of record to run
on. He can't point to any
substantive accomplishments," he
said in a recent interview.
Jernigan, who works as an
investment analyst at the Univ -
ersity, promises to bring a different
style of governing to the mayor's
office. Accusing Pierce of "micro-
managing" city departments, Jer -
nigan would delegate more autho -
tity to department heads. Unlike
Pierce, who wants a full-time
mayoral position, Jernigan would
limit his involvement to 12 hours a
J E R N I G A N has accused
council Democrats of paralyzing the
Building Department by their
ongoing review of the city's
housing code, which the department
is supposed to enforce.
"We need to let the city be run
by the city administrator and the
department heads," he said at a
recent candidates' forum. "The
building department has been
virtually shut down for the past
year by council people meddling in
A member of the council
committee reviewing the code,
Jernigan has not attended a
committee meeting for more than a
year, drawing criticism from
Democrats. He said he thought the
committee became too bogged
down in details, and should have
finished its work within 30-40
Jernigan agrees th
needs re-writing, but
think housing inspe
report all violations."
be a little flexibility,'
you do everything by t
going to reduce the
rental housing in
Arbor needs mor
housing, but he oppos
ing millage ballot pro
would tax city resid
role in providing
housing, Jernigan cont
be limited to encour,
lopers to limit costs, a
free city land.
"There's a shortage
hat the code of housing in town," Jernigan said.
he does not "We have to deal with the city-wide,
ctors should problem. The Democrats' proposals
There has to don't do that."
he said. "If Jernigan also faults Pierce for
the book, it's failing to reducing Ann Arbor's
amount of crime rate, which rose 17 percent in
Ann Arbor 1986. He strongly supports adding
at least six more police officers, a
tges thatAnn position which is opposed by
ges thatPierce and other Democrats.
e low-cost "I don't think Pierce is putting
es the hous - en
posal, which enough priority on crime issues,
ents to fund Jernigan said. "A safe city is worth
s. The city's spending a little money on."
affordable Jernigan dismisses Democratic
ends, should arguments that the $50,000 required
aging deve - for each new police officer cannot
nd poviing be found in the city budget.
nd providing "There's simply no credibility with
me when the Democrats scream that
of all kinds there's no money available. They
always find money for their
Sprograms,"' Jernigan said.
The Senior pledge program,
A CLASS ACT
would like to thaik the following groups
for their support.
Student Alumni Council3
Society of Women Engineering
Edgren seeks re-election to cou
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has spent more than two years
reviewing the city's housing code,
and discounts Republican charges
that the new code will be unfairly
biased against landlords.
"Ultimately, it will be a better
P code when we bring it to council,"
she said. "We don't want landlords
to exploit people and get oodles and
oodles of rent without maintaining
SPEAR opposes the housing
code review. "I think it's
inappropriate," he said. "We should
hire department heads who can do
Like other Republicans, Spear
points to the review as an example
of the Democrats' over-involvement
in city departments. He said the
Building Department - which
performs housing inspections -
should have conducted the review
Spear's top priority as a council -
'What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Virtual Play (Steven Fagin,
1984), Eye, 8:00 p.m., 214 N. 4th.
The Left-Handed Woman(Peter
Handke, 1978), PIRGIM, 7:00 &
9:15 p.m., Aud A.
A dissatisfied German housewife
opts -for the single life.
Crimes Of The Heart (Bruce
Beresford, 1986), MTF, 7:45 p.m.,
Three diametrically different sisters
who have drifted apart are pushed
together again after one shoots her
husband. Jessica Lange, Diane
Keaton, and Sissy Spacek star in this
adaptation of Beth Henley's play.
John Etienne - "Bio-inorganic
Chemistry of Oxo-bridged Poly -
nuclear Iron Centers in Proteins,"
Department of Chemistry, 4 p.m.,
Room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Tikva Frymer Kensky -
"Women in Jewish Thought," Hillel,
7 p.m., Hilllel, 1429 Hill Street.
ization Meeting - 7:15 p.m.,
S A F E W A L K - Night time
Safety Walking Service, 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m., Room 102, UGLi (936-1000).
"Publishing in Women's
Studies" Panel Discussion -
Department of Women Studies,
noon, 238A West Engineering (761-
Forum on Asian Racial
Violence - In Particular the
Vincent Chin Murder - Asian
American Association/ Asian Amer -
ican Law Student Association/ Uni -
versity of Michigan Asian Stu dent
Coalition, 7 p.m., Trotter House,
1443 Washtenaw (763-7037).
member would be hiring more
police officers to fight the city's
rising crime rate. He said he fears
that crime may increase in the Fifth
Ward because of a low-cost housing
project approved by council in
The project, a single-room occu -
pancy hotel for low income-
residents, makes Spear nervous
because it may trigger a "floodgate"
of low-income residents from
Detroit, he said.
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would call them if he found a
suicide note, he refused to let them
search her office, car, or their home.
No autopsy was performed by
John Atwater, Washtenaw county's
chief medical examiner, who ruled
the death a suicide. Her death
certificate cites a "history of
depression" as a primary condition
contributing to her death.
"We have sufficiently determined
that there was no foul play
involved, and that is where our
investigation ends," according to
Atkins. "To the best of our
knowledge she left no suicide note.
We are not really that interested in
knowing what her motivations
really were," he added.
According to Atkins, most
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