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Pierce from
mayor's seat
Democrats retain
control of council

Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Whitney Hoth, an English teaching assistant, leads GEO picketers in a chant outside of University President
Harold Shapiro's house yesterday.
T* 3 ral eier

By MARTIN FRANK A political scien
and ANDY MILLS anonymous, said th
Over 200 teaching assistants rallied in front of enough time to com
University President Harold Shapiro's residence and in If GEO's proposa
Regents' Plaza yesterday afternoon as a show of students will be attra
strength. The University and the Graduate Employees the University's und
Organization enter mediation today in Detroit. fected.
Carrying signs saying "We can't afford rent - can Philosophy and
we live here?" the demonstrators blocked the sidewalk Schwartz said the L
on South University outside Shapiro's house and contract demands)a
forced passing pedestrians into the street. The TAs give them to us."
took advantage of passing traffic and encouraged cars, GEO members
including three University vehicles, to honk in about the legal rami
support of the GEO. foreign TAs who a
A spontaneous cry of "strike, strike, strike" once letter that TAs we
rose from the crowd, drowning out speeches by par- department chairper
ticipants with a megaphone. See

nce TA, who asked to remain
e union has given the University
e up with a fair proposal.
als are not met, he said, graduate
acted elsewhere and the quality of
dergraduates will be adversely af-
Political Science TA Justin
University "knows (the union's
are fair. They just don't want to
distributed informational fliers
fications of a strike, the plight of
re here under a visa, and a form
re encouraged to send back to
sons at their alma maters advising-
LSA, Page 2

Republican city councilmember
Gerald Jernigan was elected Mayor
of Ann Arbor last night, narrowly
upsetting Democratic incumbent Ed
Pierce. But Democrats will retain
their 7-4 majority on the Ann
Arbor City Council.
Jernigan won 52.5 percent of the
vote, compiling 10,196 votes to
Pierce's 9,203. His suprising
victory, combined with victories by
Republican candidates in the Fourth
and Second Wards, leaves council
with six Democrats and four
Republicans. The Democrats will
have enough votes, however, to
appoint a Democrat to Jernigan's
empty Fourth Ward seat.
Both mayoral candidates at-
tributed Jernigan's victory to
Pierce's inability to reduce the
city's rising crime rate. Jernigan
said his first priority as Mayor will
be adding more police officers,
which is opposed by Pierce and
other Democrats.
"We're going to have a little bit
more sayin what goes on," Jern-

igan said. "We're not going tosit
back any more. Republicans are
going to start working hard."
Jernigan, who works as an in-
vestment analyst at the University,
pledged to establish regular meet-
ings with University officials.
The new mayor predicted that he
will work well with the council's
Democratic majority. As a coun-
cilmember, Jernigan helped fashion
bi-partisan compromises on city
budget issues.
Although Jernigan can now
veto all council actions and
resolutions - except appointment
of city officers - he said last night
he probably will not use this
power. The mayor needs eight
council votes to sustain a veto.
Pierce, who is Ann Arbor's best-
known politician, responded to his
defeat tearfully, but he thanked Ann
Arbor voters for supporting him in
previous campaigns for Mayor, city
council, and state senator. "I've lost
many times before, and it's not the
end of the world," Pierce said. The
See VOTERS, Page 3

. s new mayor

S Fhleicher
... wins Fourth Ward

r Threat of TA strike
concerns students


If the Graduate Employees
Organization and the University do
not reach a contract agreement
tonight, undergraduates may be
forced to choose sides in the month-
old conflict.
Students taking classes with
striking teaching assistants can
only wonder about their grades and
the fate of finals. Those with non-
striking TAs must decide whether
or not to cross GEO's picket lines.
GEO President Alice Haddy is
encouraging people to honor the
Both the Michigan Student
Assembly and the LSA Student
Government presented resolutions
to the administration this week
supporting the teaching assistants.
The student governments endorse

all the major demands of the GEO,
including a limit on class size, paid
training for new TAs, a living
wage, and granting of full tuition
"What the GEO is asking for is
not only for the graduate student.
That picket line is there for the
undergraduate student too," said Ken
Weine, MSA president. "The strike
is to raise and set the standards of
TAs in the classroom."
"We think (undergraduate)
support is great," Haddy said. "We
would like (students) to support it
however they can.
"If our situation is improved as
TAs, we would be better teachers.
Therefore the undergraduate student
serves to benefit indirectly." Haddy
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Dental school dean
'dec lines 2 term

Tigers in
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The weather was
cold and so were the Tigers' bats, as
the New York Yankees iced Detroit,
2-1, in 10 innings yesterday in the
season opener at Tiger Stadium.
Claudell Washington scored the
winning run on Rickey Henderson's
two-out double into the gap in
right-centerfield. Washington had
reached first on a two-out pinch-hit
single and advanced to third on
Wayne Tolleson's base hit to right.
Tigers starter Jack Morris, who
yielded nine hits in nine and two-
third innings, suffered the loss.
Dave Righetti recorded the win for
the Yankees. The left-hander pitched
the last three innings, allowing one
hit while walking three and striking
out three. Willie Hernandez finished
for the Tigers.
See MORRIS, Page 8
Readers found last week's "God
is Dead" editorial offensive.
Decadence is more than it is
cracked up to be.
The Michigan baseball team
hosts Wayne State in a double-

The School of Dentistry will be
headed by an interim dean and a
transitional committee for the next
two years. This follows Dean
Richard Christiansen's recent an-
nouncement that he will not seek a
second term as dean.
"I think the opportunities in
other areas are just too com-
pelling," Christiansen said. He
plans to continue teaching, re-
searching, and building interna-
tional oral health programs with the
School of Dentistry.
Christiansen, whose five-year
term as dean of the dental school
expires in July, has decided to
concentrate on teaching and devel-
oping international dental programs

Instead, a transitional committee
led by interim-dean Dr. William
Kotowicz, partial denture prostho-
dontics professor and a member of
the school's executive committee,
will govern the school.
The transitional committee
began meeting two weeks ago, al-
though Kotowicz will not officially
assume the interim-dean post until
July. Joseph Regezi, dentistry and
oral pathology professor and mem-
ber of the transitional committee,
said there will be "interesting
changes" coming from the com-
mittee. He declined to elaborate
because he said the committee is
still in the formative stages.
Kotowicz said the committee
will start by "sort of going back

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
South Quad residents watch the opening day baseball game between the Tigers and the Yankees in the Kelsey
House lounge yesterday.
Tigersga draws studets

away from c 14
Before Jack Morris fired in the first pitch of the
1987 Detroit Tigers campaign, University students
were already in mid-season form.
"Let's get some beer, quick!" shouted one student
from a small group gathered around the television in
South Quad's Kelsey Lounge.
In the Opening Day clash with the New York
Yankees, Detroit fans relegated to lounges instead of

asses to TV
Most of the Kelsey residents were home team fans,
but the group was not without dissent. "I'm for the
Yankees," braved LSA freshman Jim Selberfein. He
was assaulted with a chorus of boos.
"I live right outside of New York. I like the
Tigers, but if I have to pick one, it's gotta be the
Yankees, even though the Tigers have a better shot at
winning. The Yankees always find a way to choke,"
Selberfein said.

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