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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 9, 1987
Group protests 'God is dea

Chanting "Ha, Ha, Ha, a joke you say, the
Holocaust was started that way," about 25 stud -
ents picketed the Student Publications Building
yesterday to protest an editorial that ran in the
Daily's April Fool's Day issue.
The students, members of Students Against
Religious Intolerance, were responding to the
editorial "God is Dead," a satire on religion.
The editorial said that because of God's death
"Peace broke out in Ireland and the Middle East"
and described a liason between the Pope and a

naked woman.
Rackham student Thomas Prichard, leader of
SARI, said religion is "fundamental" to the
lives of some people "and when you attack their
religious beliefs, you're attacking them as a
If the Daily does not print an apology, he
said, "I think we're going to pursue action"
against the paper through the University admin -
Members of the Michigan Student Assembly
Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the

d' editorial
editorial. The resolution called the editorial
"intolerant and bigoted" and said that it
"promotes blatant bigotry toward Catholics and
all other religious sects." MSA also demanded
that the Daily print an apology.
Daily Editor in Chief Rob Earle said he
flatly rejected a SARI demand that those
responsible for the editorial be fired. He said he
did not know whether an apology would be
Daily reporter Steve Knopper contributed to
this story

Compiled from Associated Press reports

Personalized c liss

(Continued from Page 1)
it's really just a bunch of games."
His class on media creativity
plays charades and his television
production class goes on a treasure
hunt. "The whole purpose is to
break the ice, to get to know each
other," Stasheff explained.
"When I see my students years
later they say 'remember that party
at your home.' They make a
Political Science Prof. Raymond

Tanter also invites students to his
home. "It's a way of getting to
know them. Most have never been
to a faculty members' home be-
fore," Tanter said.
Tanter goes to happy hour with
some students and discusses his ex-
periences as a staff member of the
national security council during
Ronald Reagan's first term.
Students say they enjoy meeting
with professors outside the class-


s benefit
Dave Gluck, an LSA senior,
went out for a beer last semester
with Tanter at the University Club,.
and has been to his house. "I like it
that professors take students into
their homes, especially at a large
university like this. It gives me a
much better feeling about the

Ashish Prasad, LSA sophomore,
is one of Bookstein's students. "His
class provides a very personal at-
mosphere. We get beyond the
limitations of a normal classroom
and this is one of the best parts of
the class," Prasad said.

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Sexual Assault
Ann Arbor Police a
tigating a report of c
conduct involving a
girl, according to Suc
was playing on the s
at Bryant Schools
approached her and
ride. She got in the
was abused by a bro
she described as b
years old. The victim
University Hospital a
Ann Arbor Police an

two break-ins reported yesterday,
re also inves - according to Sgt. Jan Suomala. On
criminal sexual Sunday, someone entered a house in
nine year-old the 800 block of Tappan Street
omala. The girl through an unlocked door. The
wings Tuesday suspect stole a sweater, suitcase,
when a man and some posters valued at about
offered her a $360. In the second incident, a pair
car where she of shoes, a jump rope, and a bas -
wn-haired man ketball were stolen last week when
eing about 40 someone entered a locker in the
m was taken to Central Campus Recreation
nd released. Building by either using a key or
picking the lock, Suomala said.
e investigating By Steve Blonder

Marine charged with spying
WASHINGTON - A third Marine who worked as a security guard
in Moscow and Leningrad and in the U.S. Embassy in Rome has been
arrested on suspicion of espionage, causing American officials to
broaden their investigations into security breeches in American dip-
lomatic missions.
Sgt. John Weirick was arrested Tuesday night and held in the brig at
Camp Pendleton, said Robert Sims, chief Defense Department spokes
man. He is suspected of espionage while working as a security guard at
the American consulate in Leningrad in 1981 and 1982, Sims said.
Sims declined to elaborate on the specific nature of the allegations,
concerning Weirick beyond saying the Marine had become involved
with Soviet women while posted in Leningrad.
Forgotten memo indicts North
WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official expressed sus-
picions as early as last October - nearly a month before public disclo-
sure of the Iran-Contra affair - that Lt. Col. Oliver North eventually
could come under criminal investigation, FBI Director William Webster
told Congress yesterday.
Webster acknowledged reading an Oct. 30 FBI memo which outlined
speculation by the Justice Department official concerning the activities
of North, who was later fired from his post as National Security Coun-
cil aide at the White House.
But Webster said he had forgotten about the memo by Nov. 21 when
Attorney General Edwin Meese, declining Webster's offer of FBI help;
undertook an informal inquiry into secret U.S. arms sales to Iran.
New treatment may cure
cancer, new research shows
BOSTON -Nearly a quarter of patients with advanced cancer show
some response to an experimental therapy that turns their own blood
cells into cancer hunters, and this could be "the dawn of a new approach
to treating cancer," a researcher says.
The treatment uses interleukin-2, a natural disease-fighting chemical,
to prime the body's defenses against cancer. The latest results
essentially confirm controversial and highly publicized findings that
galvanized the attention of cancer victims and their families when they
were announced a year and a half ago.
The research found that this approach, known as adoptive im-
munotherapy, can at least temporarily turn back cancer that eludes all
standard treatments. In some cases patients have complete remission.
Chicago mayor wins re-election
CHICAGO - Mayor Harold Washington, flush with victory over
rival power-broker Edward Vrdolyak, said yesterday that overhauling the
City Council and the local Democratic party would be priorities in his
second term.
Washington's triumph in Tuesday's election established his dom-
inance over Chicago's political scene. But his margin of victory, 53
percent to Vrdolyak's 42, fell short of the total that pre-election polls
and Washington allies had predicted for the first mayor re-elected since
the late Richard Daley.
The city's first Black mayor failed to extend his power base beyond
the monolithic Black support with backing from some liberal whites
and Hispanics that put him in office four years ago.
When it was suggested Washington had not knocked Vrdolyak out of
the game, the mayor said at a news conference, "You can describe it any
way you wish. I'd describe it as a mandate."



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(Continued from Page 1)
Kresge stores lost most of their Kresge Co. developed the K mart
market when suburban malls discount store, which opened in
competed for business. The S.S. 1962.
The Student Alumni Council held a trivia
contest during the months of January &
February. The winners are:
1st Prize: Anne Kubek
2nd Prize: Sue Mannr
Several others were also
rewarded for entries. S A C
We would like to thank
everyone for their participation.



Our Constitution
was bonoutofa cacopphony

Need tax info? Don't call IRS
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service provides the
wrong answer to nearly one-fourth of the taxpayers who call the
agency's toll-free telephone lines with questions about their income tax
returns, congressional investigators said yesterday.
The General Accounting Office, in a report to a house
subcommittee, said IRS employees gave the wrong answer 22 percent
of the time when investigators posing as taxpayers called IRS
assistance centers and asked 21 typical tax law questions. An additional
15 percent of the answers were correct, but incomplete.
IRS Commissioner Lawrence Gibbs, whose agency cooperated with
the GAO survey, expressed concern about the findings and said he was
"neither pleased nor satisfied about our performance in taxpayer
He blamed the inaccurate answers on a lack of training of the
seasonal workers the IRS hires to man its toll-free lines and on
problems created by the continually changing tax law.
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But today the freedom of
speech that remains the hallmark
of our Constitution may be
The NAAAF Essay Contest is
designed to emphasize the impor-
tance of free speech and open
debate in a vital area.
In his best-selling book, They
Dare to Speak Out: People and
Institutions Confront Israel's
Lobby former Congressman Paul
Findley sounds an alarm: "It is clear
that many Americans do not feel they
can speak freely on one of the most
complicated and challenging current
issues: The A rab-Israeli disptute."
Is he right? What do you think?
Full time college and univer-


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sity students are invited to submit a critical essay of 2,500 words or less
on the subject "The Development of American Middle East Policy: Is
Free Speech Threatened?"
There will be 200 regional winners of $1,000 each and 10 national
winners of an additional $4,000 each.
The contest is sponsored by the NAAA Foundation, a charitable
organization which carries out educational programs on Middle East
Television commentator Tom Braden serves as Honorary Chairman
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Please send me complete guidelines and
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