Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVIII - No. 18 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Monday, October 5, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
By HAMPTON DELLINGER
Former presidential candidate Gary
Hart spoke to a small but lively
crowd at the Power Center last night
about the problems facing this coun-
try and how he thinks he could solve
The speech could have been used
in his now-defunct campaign. He
avoided talking about his widely
publicized personal life and instead
offered his standard analysis of the
"This country is a mess. If we
don't face that fact, we are choosing
to ignore reality," the former two-
term senator from Colorado said.
Hart singled out the military, foreign
relations, and the American educa-
It's a bird ! It's a plane Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Karen Keim and her children, Katie and Jonathan, of Canton, MI, keep their eyes on the Navy's Blue Angels at Willow Run Airport in Yp-
silanti yesterday. The Blue Angels-a touring team from the U.S. Navy-participated in an air show that featured stunt flying and
tional system as areas that need
He said the United States must
move away from its reliance on
nuclear weapons. "I support reform-
ing our conventional forces as an al-
ternative to expanding dependence on
America must increase its number
of military personnel, he said, be-
cause "it's people that win wars, not
Hart went on to criticize Amer-
ica's recent record in foreign affairs.
"We've been floundering around as a
nation since Vietnam," he said. He
argued against U.S. involvement in.
Nicaragua. He said America. should
avoid military engagement in the
region and "let the countries of
Central America keep the peace."
But, he said, America faces its
toughest challenges at home. Citing
declines in American productivity and
creativity, Hart said the nation must
re-affirm its commitment to edu-
"We need a major long-term
investment in our entire school sys-
tem, from top to bottom. We have to
capture the role as the most inventive
nation on earth," Hart said.
While acknowledging that excel-
lence costs money, Hart said "I think
the American people are willing to
pay for the best schools in the
world." He advocated raising taxes on
foreign oil and luxury items and
spending the revenue on increased
teacher salaries and expanded student
Hart's speech at the University
was the third of approximately 20 he
plans to deliver at colleges and
universities around the country this
See SENATOR, Page 5
... speaks to students
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit
Tigers took advantage of one of the
great collapses in baseball history to
win the American League East title'
yesterday, beating the Toronto Blue
Jays 1-0 behind the six-hit pitching'
of Frank Tanana.
The Blue Jays lost their last
seven games of the season, including
three in a row in the season-ending
series in Detroit, squandering a lead
over the Tigers that was three and
one-half games on Sept. 26.
The Tigers, who got a home run
from Larry Herndon in the clincher,
finished the season two games ahead
of the Blue Jays and avoided a one-
game playoff that would have been
held here today if the Blue Jays had
TANANA, 15-10, pitched his
third shutout, walking three and
striking out nine.
Herndon put the Tigers ahead
once and for all in this season of
struggle with a one-out, solo homer
in the second inning off Toronto's
ace, Jimmy Key, 17-8, who allowed
only three hits, struck out eight and
finished with the American League
ERA title at 2.76. At first, it looked
like left fielder George Bell was
under the ball short of the warning
track, but when it came down, it was
in the first row of the seats.
Tanana, 34-years old, worked in
and out of trouble yesterday. The
Blue Jays stranded two runners in the
first, two more in the third, and an
apparent mix up in signals may have
By HAMPTON DELLINGER
Former presidential candidate
Gary Hart might be shaking voters'
hands in Iowa if it wasn't for allega-
tions about his private life. And if it
wasn't for University student Mich-
ael Cohn, the former Colorado sen-
ator might. have spoken at another
school last night.
After revelations about Hart's re-
lationship with Miami model Donna
Rice forced him out of the presiden-
tial race, he decided to giv.e a series
of lectures at college campuses this
fall. Cohn wanted the University to
be one of those campuses.
Cohn, a philosophy major and
president of the Undergraduate Phi-
losophy Club, contacted Hart's agent
in late July and suggested the Uni-
versity would be a good stop on the
senator's lecture tour.
Cohn had been following the
former presidential candidate ever
since he read an article detailing
Hart's college career. "I read last
May in the New York Times that
See STUDENT'S, Page 5
Congress finds illegal
actions inStatte Dept.
Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Randy Knutson, a first-year engineering student, Don Siebers, Dave Farrell, Ori Hoffer, and Jordan Fisher,
all first-year LSA students, watch the Tigers game yesterday in the Michigan House TV lounge in West Quad.
The Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0, advancing to the American League Championship Series.
Students postponTge homework
to watch Tigers take A.L. East
WASHINGTON (AP) - An
office within the State Department
engaged in an illegal, covert "white
propaganda" effort to generate
support for the Reagan
administration's policies in Central
America, according to congressional
Since it was created in 1983, the
department's office of Public
Diplomacy for Latin America and
the Caribbean at times arranged
news media interviews for leaders of
Nicaragua's Contra rebels and
generated opinion articles opposing
Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista
government for placement in major
outlets, while concealing its own
role in the publicity effort, according
to investigators for the General
Accounting Office, Congress'
A March 11, 1985 opinion
column in the Wall Street Journal
on the offensiveathreat posed by
Soviet attack helicopters in
Nicaragua was attributed to Rice
University's professor John
Guilmartin, of the GAO, said
In addition, the six-month GAO
investigation turned up documents
seen by investigators as relevant to
Congress' Iran-Contra probe, but
which were not turned over by the
White House under a sweeping
request for all documents which
could have a bearing on the
"It makes me wonder what else is
still being hidden from Congress and
the American people," said Rep.
Dante Fascell, (D-Fla.), chairman of
See COVERT, Page 2
By JEFF HUGHES
The Detroit Tigers conquered TV
lounges and dormitories all over
campus. And all over campus
students drifted into lounges, melted
into couches, and roared with the
Devout fans postponed concern
about papers and midterms in order
to watch the Tigers hang on to a 1-0
victory against the Toronto Blue
John Leece, an LSA senior,
junior Michael Hentrel said his hall
in South Quad was supposed to go
to the game, "but we couldn't get
anyone to go early enough."
But dormitory viewing proved,
for most, to be the next best thing
to stadium attendance. The tension
and excitement of the "real thing"
was contagious in the dorms.
"Everyone was kind of nervous
ioing into the last inning," Hentrel
game. "It was not large by football
game standards," he said.
And not all fans were rooting for
the Tigers. Todd Kahn, a first year
LSA student watching in South
Quad, said he is a Mets fan; he's
placing hopes on them for next year.
Now that the Tigers have clinched
the American League East crown,]
they will face the Minnesota Twins,!
A.L. West champions, in a series
starting Wednesday. Most fans aren't
The University should help the
film co-ops in their time of cri-
OPINION, Page 4
Ann Arbor's own The Necros
will be at the Blind Pig tonight.
ARTS, Page 7