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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 2, 1987- Page 3

New assembly tables
talks on CIA protest

Y Newly elected members of the Michigan
Student Assembly began their terms last
* night by dealing with a controversial
r , resolution on a recent anti-CIA protest.
The new assembly, with 24 recently
elected members, convened its first meeting
after bidding farewell to longtime
- representatives. Leaving the assembly are
University Council Chair David Newblatt
and LSA representative Ed Kraus.
a The CIA held on-campus interviews last
Wednesday morning and some violence
erupted when protesters who oppose the
agency clashed with University security
Rackham representative Gus Teschke
submitted the resolution that called for
condemnation of the CIA for its "infamous
.s history of assassination, torture and terror,"
and the firing of Assistant Director of
University Security Robert Patrick. Patrick
allegedly kicked Rackham student Harold
Daily Photo by SCOTT UTUCHY Marcuse, a protester, in the groin during the
protest. Patrick has not been positively
identified by Marcuse as his assailant.
Christm as tim e The resolution, which promised to spice
The first snow of December falls over State Street yesterday, ushering Ann Arbor into the Christmas season. up an otherwise ordinary assembly meeting,
was never fully discussed. The assembly

tabled the proposal until next week.
LSA representative Jennifer Kohn moved
to table the resolution because she said she
did not know enough about the issues at
hand. The motion to table, passed by a slim
margin of 16 to 14, was voted on before any
substantive discussion on the resolution's
content. Most of the newly seated
representatives voted in favor of tabling.
An earlier motion to table the resolution
indefinitely, proposed by Natural Resources
representative Laura Ashford, failed by a vote
of 16 to 13. Ashford said she agreed with the
intent of the resolution, but disagreed with
the specifics of Teschke's proposal.
"I don't think this is the way to do it,"
she said, referring to the resolution as
proposed by Teschke. "It makes MSA look
kind of stupid."
The swift tabling infuriated LSA
representative and Student Rights Committee
Chair Michael Phillips, who compared the
action to censorship.
After the meeting adjourned, Phillips
climbed over the table to talk with the new
representatives who favored delaying the
See MSA, Page 5

Students watch as Democrats,

Poet, author James
Baldwin dies at 63

Some offered beer and appetizers. politica
Some offered only a small television Univers
lounge. But wherever the locale, gatherin
politically minded students met last Stat
night to cheer on their favorite (D-Ann
candidate during the first debate who res
involving all 12 applicants for express
Ronald Reagan's job. talking
About 50 supporters of Michael "I f
Dukakis, a Democratic candidate for (Duk a
president, gathered in the Union improv
ballroom to watch the governor of Bullard.
Massachusetts. AN(
Fliers for the party advertised "free date ha
keg and food" in an effort to entice night, 1
students to pay the $5 cover charge Simon
to view the nationally televised informs
debate on a wide-screen TV. the bow
BUT KEN Cohen, an LSA the Eas
senior and treasurer of the Dukakis' perform
group, said making money wasn't Stud
the only purpose of the party: "We 100 men
want people power for when the Iowa to
governor comes. We'll be happy to presider
break even tonight," he said referring senior,
to efforts to bring Dukakis to group
campus. finals."
Members of Students for Dukakis Dav
sent letters to 1,800 Ann Arbor College
Mayo ra se
CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of The
chanting demonstrators gathered as Ald
outside City Hall last night, trying consid
to stall the vote on a successor to acting n
the late Mayor Harold Washington, Tim EN
but the front-running candidate tender,
blocked action on a lawsuit that also out the
sought to stall the vote. added t

debate issues

rats and to all history and
al science professors at the
sity telling them of the Union
z Representative Perry Bullard
n Arbor) was among those
sponded to the invitation. He
ed support for Dukakis while
to students during the party.
eel real positive about him
kis). He'd be a real
ement for the country," said
OTHER Democratic candi-
d followers watching him last
but the supporters of Paul
on campus opted for a more
al setting. About 15 fans of
N-tied Illinois Senator met in
t Quad lounge to watch his
ents for Simon, a group with
mbers, has already travelled to
canvas door-to-door. Group
nt Martha Young, an LSA
said that after the debate the
will basically shut down for
id Staels, president of the
Republicans, could not be

reached for comment about the
group's plans for watching the
The debate, sponsored and
televised by NBC News, brought
together the six Republican candi-
dates on the same stage for only the
second time.
Of the 1,553 voters surveyed, 48
percent of the Republicans said they
would vote for Bush to 20 percent for
Dole. The other four candidates -
the Rev. Pat Robertson, Rep. Jack
Kemp of N.Y., former Secretary of
State Al Haig, and former Gov. Pete
du Pont of Del. - continued to
attract only slight interest.
On the Democratic side, last
night's telecast from the Kennedy
Center in Washington, D.C. offered
an opportunity for the generally
unknown six-man field to impress
the public.
The Times' poll reflected the
indecision and dissatisfaction among
Democratic voter's about their
announced candidates. Undecided,
with 42 percent, is still the most
popular choice among Democrats.

(AP) - Black author James Bald-
win, who became an articulate and
sometimes angry voice decrying
racism in the United States through
his novels, plays and poetry, died in
the hilltop town on the Mediter-
ranean where he took refuge "from
the madness of America."
Baldwin, 63, died of stomach
cancer on Monday night, his pub-
lisher said.
His best known works included
"Go Tell It on the Mountain," his
first novel, published in 1953,
"Notes of a Native Son," "Evidence
of Things Not Seen," and most re-
cently, "Harlem Quartet."
France was Baldwin's adopted

country and he lived here for 40
years - the last 16 in St. Paul de
Vence. For the man who once urged
Blacks to go out and kill whites,
France was "a refuge away from the
madness of America."
His life here, he once said, "was
an ongoing love affair."
In Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jack-
son called Baldwin "a great source of
inspiration for that generation...a
prolific and sensitive writer...a great.
advocate of personal and racial free-
Funeral services will be held in
New York on Friday, said Bernard
Hassalle, Baldwin's longtime com-
panion and secretary.

... dies at63

Hospital robo-carriers work long
hours, help employees with chores
(continued from Page 1)

parch stirs debate

council meeting was delayed
erperson Eugene Sawyer-
ered the front-runner for the
mayor post- and Alderperson
vans, the other leading con-
met in private to try to iron
dispute over leadership that
o Chicago's tangled political

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Outside City Hall, a crowd of
police estimated at 5,000, many of
them Evans supporters, had gathered
- some yelling, "Remember
Harold! No deals!" Many carried
signs with messages such as "No
More Uncle Toms" and "Don't Sell
the Legacy."
Earlier that day, the council eulo-
gized Washington in an atmosphere
thick with political intrigue as
members twisted arms and counted
votes in the battle to succeed the
city's first Black mayor. Both the
leading contenders for the acting
mayor position are Black, but at
least one white alderperson also
sought the post.
The lawsuit by the Better Gov-
ernment Association, filed in Cook
County Circuit Court, alleged that
City Council members had violated
the state's Open Meetings Act by
holding several closed-door meetings
in the past six days to discuss
selecting an acting mayor.

from the ceiling." sleeps in a hospital room with his
"And occasionally they'll be Richard's co-workers rave about
some software problems," Chappelle him. Tessie dela Fuentea, the Uni-
said. "And the robocarriers will just versity Hospital food service man-
spin and spin around in circles." ager, said Richard represents "a new
"Or run into each other," added and helpful advance in technology
Shears. "But that hardly ever hap- for us. Not only are we thrilled
pens anymore." about the robots, but the visitors
RICHARD AND his siblings are, too. They try to talk with them,
complete 1,200 hospital tasks each even ride on them."
day, Chappelle said, but the "Of course, I had to alert all my
employees to stay out of the way in
the beginning," Fuentea added.
Like all the robocarriers, Richard
It's true, our robots are .was named for a hospital employee
not as inspiring as one - Pharmacy Director Richard
ma think. but theysuredeLeon. Fuentea remembered when
m y' bshe heard first about another robot
do a lot of work.' who was named after her.
- University Hospital "I heard someone say "Tessie"
spokesperson Toni Shears was disloyal... I thought they were
talkingabout me - but it was the
other Tessie, the robocarrier,"
Fuentea said.
But to most of the materiel man-



agement employees, Richard D. is
merely known as "number three." It
makes him sound anonymous and
unimportant. And you almost could
miss him, in the crowd of other
stainless steel "Emily's" and
"Tessie's" and "Tom's." But the red
nametag and the distinctive "beep-
beep-beep" give him away as he
rolls down the hallway - Richard
the Robocarrier, dedicated hospital

H.G. Wells and Russia -
A Brown Bag lecture by
Christine Rydel. Lane Hall
Commons Room. Noon.
Statistics Seminar -
J.D. Kalbfleisch will speak
on "Estimation of the incuba-
tion period and the epidemic
of infections from data on
transfusion related AIDS." 451
Mason Hall. 4 p.m.
Chemistry S e m i n ar
(Analytical) - Topic TBA.
Chang Yuh Chen. 1200
Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Chemistry S e m i n a r
(Organic) - "One Pot Multi-
component Annulations."
Gary Posner. 1300 Chemistry
Building. 4 p.m.
Visual Field in Beck-
ett's Late Plays - Stan-
ton Garner. Rackham West
Conference Room. 8 p.m.
Bioengineerng Se m ina r
-- "Biocmpatibility Testing
in Dentistry." Carl Hanks.
1017 Dow Building. 4 p.m.
Elastodynamic Analysis

The Sex of Blindness:
The Play of Tradition
and Mondernity in Ara-
bic Literature - Fedwa
Malti-Douglas. 3050 Frieze
Building. 4 p.m.
The American Indian
Medicie Wheel: The
Lover's Masks - Michael
Andes. Geddes Lake Town-
houses Club House. 3000
Lakehaven. 7:30 p.m.
Chabad House Study
Group - The Laws of the
Jewish Holiday Cycle and
Prayer Study Group. Chabad
House. 4:30 p.m.
Parallel Computing
Weekly Seminar - 175
ATL Building. 11:30 a.m.
Laugh Track - Headliner
Stuart Mitchell in the U-Club.
$2.50 admission.
W JJX (650 AM) -U of M
basketball vs. Bowling Green.
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robocarriers didn't replace any
hospital workers. "Now those
workers are just freed up for more
important jobs," he said.
Although Richard travels to 32
different "sending" stations to do
chores each day, he never makes it
farther than C.S. Mott Children's
Hospital. At night, after hooking
himself up to a powerful recharger
for an eight-hour surge of energy, he

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