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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVIII - No. 21 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, October 8, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily






8-5, in opener

bill debated

Baylor singled to break an eighth
inning tie and Gary Gaetti homered
in his first two playoff at-bats as the
Minnesota Twins drew on both
youth and experience to beat the
Detroit Tigers, 8-5, last night in the
opening game of the American
League Championship Series.
The victory was the first ever in a
playoff series for the Twins, who
were swept by Baltimore in their
only two appearances in 1969 and
Game two will be at the
Metrodome tonight with Detroit's
Jack Morris, 18-11, facing Bert
Blyleven, 15-12.
THE TWINS scored four runs
in the eighth inning erasing a 5-4
Detroit lead and chasing Detroit
starter Doyle Alexander, whose post-
season miseries continued.
One run had already scored in the
eighth when the 37-year old Baylor
came to bat against reliever Willie
Hernandez with the bases loaded and
one out. Baylor, one of only five
Twins with post-season experience,
lined a single to left that put the
Twins ahead to stay and made a

winner of reliever Jeff Reardon, who
had replaced starter Frank Viola in
the top of the inning.
The hit extended Baylor's record
of consecutive playoff games with a
hit to 11.
Gaetti hit solo homers in the
second and in the Twins three-run
fifth becoming the first player ever
to hit homers in his first two AL
playoff at-bats.
ALEXANDER came into the
game with a 9-0 regular season
record with Detroit, but in one
previous World Series and two
playoffs, he was 0-3 with a 7.65
Dan Gladden started the
Minnesota eighth with a single. One
out later, Kirby Puckett doubled to
left, scoring Gladden and chasing
Alexander. Mike Henneman relieved
Alexander and walked Kent Hrbek
intentionally. Henneman followed
with a walk to Gaetti and that
brought on Hernandez.
Baylor hitting for Randy Bush,
singled for the tie-breaking run and
Tom Brunansky followed with a
See TWINS, Page 10

State legislators said yesterday
that a bill which would impose
stricter penalties for racially
motivated crimes may help curb the
number of racist attacks in
But some University minority
leaders said the difficulty of proving
the racist intent of an attack against
minorities may hinder the bill's
effectiveness as a deterrent.
The state House Judiciary
Committee endorsed the legislation
Tuesday by a margin of 12-0, and
the bill is expected to clear the
House next week.
State Rep. David Honigman (R-
West Bloomfield), one of the bill's
sponsors, said steeper damage
payments may be the legislation's
most effective deterrent against racist
attacks. Under the bill, those found
guilty of a racially motivated attack
would be' required to pay three times
the amount of damages they caused.
Honigman said damages would
include criminal fines and the
victim's legal fees. "It attacks the

infrastructure of the hate groups," he
The bill would also require those
guilty of bias-motivated attacks to
spend an extra two years in prison
on top of the amount required for the
crimes they've committed.
Adoleena Gonzalez, co-chair of
the Socially Active Latino Students
Association, said she is unsure of
the law's effectiveness because of the
difficulty in proving racist intent
behind a crime. "How can they really
tie it to racism?" she asked.
Gonzalez also thinks that if the
bill passed, potential attackers would
hide any racial overtones during
But Honigman said proving
intent in any legal case is difficult
and that proving racial intent
shouldn't be any harder. "If (accused
attackers) did not evidence it in any
way, it could be difficult to sustain a
conviction," he said.
Black Student Union Vice
President Stefan Tibbs said that if
See OPINIONS, Page 3

Pocket bibles Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Chester Fisk, a member of the Gideon Organization, passes out pocket-
sized bibles to elementary kids on campus yesterday. The Gideons-a
group of Christian businessmen-has distributed over 350 million Bibles
to hotels, motels, hospitals, and other institutions in more than 130 coun-


Law professor studies
racist incident origin

Law Prof. Sallyanne Payton - one of two mem-
bers of a commission appointed to assess a racist inci-
dent on campus last winter - is currently preparing a
report for University President Harold Shapiro on how
to cope with racial abuse on campus.
"The overwhelming question is 'How does it come
to be that young men and women on this campus who
define themselves as white can abuse with impunity
young men and women they define as Black?"' Payton
said. "Why do they think that's acceptable behavior
here? Because it's not."
Last winter, Payton and University Vice President
for Government Relations Richard Kennedy proposed a
hearing for LSA senior Ted Sevransky and LSA
sophomore Peter Gonzalez, the two students responsi-
ble for the racist jokes aired on campus radio station
The hearing, designed to assess the students' behav-

ior and possibly impose academic sanctions, met with
strong opposition from both the Michigan Student
Assembly and State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor).
"The proper way to address racism problems is to
improve recruitment and retention programs," said
MSA President Ken Weine. "I want to see the Univer-
sity address racism proactively rather than reactively."
Weine acknowledged that the administration has
taken positive steps to combat institutional racism,
such as the six-point plan agreed upon by Shapiro last
March. However, he maintained that imposing aca-
demic sanctions for racist remarks would infringe upon
students' first amendment rights to free speech.
Payton said she has studied the implications of the
first amendment as part of her report, but that she does
"not view the first amendment as an issue in this case."

ACLU lawyer calls all-male
cheerleading squad 'sexist'

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Political Science Professor Ray Tanter speaks about the Persian Gulf situation at Hutchins Hall yesterday.
'U' profs. speak on aspects
of Persian Gulf incident

Three University Profs. discussed
legal and political perspectives of
U.S. involvement in the Persian
Gulf yesterday at a forum sponsored
by the International Law Society.
About 50 people attended the
lecture on the issue, highlighted re-
cently in the news because the 70

ships in the Gulf - including 35
U.S. and 6 Soviet ships - comprise
the largest collection of potential
war ships in the world today.
According to Political Science
Prof. Ray Tanter, one of the forum
speakers, the United States sees two
reasons for involvement in the Per-
sian Gulf: keeping control over the

Sending only the all-male cheer-
leading squad to away football games
is a "sexist tradition," according to a
letter sent by American Civil Liber-
ties Union lawyer Jean King to
University President Harold Shapiro
last week.
"It seems clear to us that so long
as women are excluded from (the
University's) traveling cheerleading
squad, the University is violating
both federal and state law," said
King's letter.
King's letter was written in re-
sponse to a Sept. 30 Ann Arbor
News article in which Athletic Ad-
ministrative Assistant Don Triveline

said all-male cheerleading squads
were based on "tradition."
University Regent Veronica.
Smith (R-Grosse Ile) objected to
taking all-male squads to away
games in early September, but did
not wish to comment on the current
situation involving the ACLU.
According to squad captain David
Kaplan, a junior in the School of
Business Administration, the NCAA
restricted the number of cheerleaders
allowed to travel to away football
games this summer to six. Before
the ruling, both the entire male and
co-ed groups were brought to games
with universities such as Ohio State,
Michigan State, and Notre Dame.

oil and combatting the threat of So-
viet influence in the area.
Tanter said the Soviet threat is
the most pressing, but keeping the
area clear for oil shipping would
save the U.S. billions of dollars ev-
ery year.
He added that the Strait of Hor-
See U.S., Page 5

The squad for this weekend's
game against Michigan State will
consist of three female and three
male cheerleaders, according to a re-
gental request. The remaining away
games will consist of the all-male
Triveline said he denies that the
policy is sexist, adding that the all-
male squad has been cheering at
football games since the 1940s. The
co-ed squad was created four years
ago after the elimination of the pom-
pom squad.
"In the past, the male football
(cheerleading) squad has always trav-
eled except when a host institution
See CHEERS, Page 5
The U.S. Government attempts
to suppress PLO criticism of
U.S. policies.

Angry parents rally against racism in Ann Arbor schools

More than 100 concerned parents of Black children
in the city's public schools gathered last night at Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church to change what
they call a racist public school system.
The Black Student Parent Support Group is also
protesting what they see as a light punishment for the
Ann Arbor Huron High School biology teacher who
made a racial remark to a group of Black students in his

attending the University said they are upset about
demands to fire Greiner. LSA sophomore Cornelius
Harris, who took Greiner's biology class, called him a
"very supportive" teacher. He said that while he thought
Greiner had made "a bad choice of words," the incident
did not reflect his attitude toward Black students.
Harris said he had also talked with Huron High
School faculty members, "and they supported him."
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Kross bring
Blind Pig.

See OPINION, Page 4
metal band Redd
s its gaudy act to the
See ARTS, Page 7




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