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- The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 9, 1987-Page 3
RC Anniversary to host
forum on Latin America

Daily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
Third year Law School students Chad Kelman and Howard Neuger peddle their ware to the beat of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin marching band.
University students cash in
on Wolverine paraphernalia

The Residential College will kick off its 20th
anniversary celebration tonight with "Central American
Showcase," a forum of RC students and alumni
speaking about working and living in Central America.
The five-person panel will focus on U.S. - Central
American policy, primarily centering on Nicaragua.
The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 126
of East Quad. It will be followed by three small group
discussions, and a short slide presentation from
AAMISTAD, an organization which provides direct aid
to Nicaragua.
There will also be an opportunity to meet the
panelists and discuss Central American policy over
lunch in the Halfway Inn in East Quad from 11 to
The panel includes RC alumni: Bard Montgomery,
who worked in Nicaragua for 18 months with Witness
for Peace; Patti Petesch who currently works with the
Overseas Development Council and formerly with the
Washington Office on Latin America; Phillis
Engelbert, a Natural Resources graduate student who
traveled to Nicaragua with AAMISTAD; Gregory Fox
who has been involved with the Ann Arbor Central
American Sister City delegation; and current student
Pamela Galpern who spent this past summer in
Nicaragua with AAMISTAD.
The three discussion leaders are RC alumni Roberta
Bernhard, and current students Bill Gladstone and Tony
Majority of
opose Bork
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reporters at the White House, was
asked if he were giving up the fight FRID
for Bork's confirmation and said,
"It's virtually impossible to give up
in the face of a lynch mob." He did
not say to whom he was referring.
Reagan was asked by a reporter
about complaints by some
conservatives that Bork's poor
showing was due to faulty strategy
by White House Chief of Staff
Howard Baker. He replied, "Of
course not. ... I don't know any
conservatives who say that. I think
it's very apparent whose fault it is.
We saw that in the committee

The idea for the forum was generated during an RC
reunion held over Memorial Day. About 400 alumni
representing graduating classes since 1967 gathered at
the four-day reunion, which included a reception, dinner
at the Michigan Union, speeches, and films and
performances by RC alumni.
The college is trying to make ties among its alumni
stronger and has developed several programs for them,
said Cyndi Cook, the RC's new administrative
assistant for alumni relations.
For example they recently established an alumni
organization which will network RC students and
graduates. The alumni will help current students set up
internships, talk with prospective RC students in their
homes, or act as mentors.
"RC alums tend to really want to get involved in
what's going on in the college. It's a very special
place," Cook said. "I was astounded at how many
people are willing to help out."
Other activities planned for the 20th anniversary of
the college include the Lehrstticke Project which will
be put on by RC drama concentrators and the Brecht
company in November. The project will include
performances of the Brecht play The Measures Taken
and Heiner Muller's play Mauser. In January there will
be an RC arts celebration, in March, an RC forum on
AIDS, and in April, a program on alternative

Hot dogs and cracker jack aren't
the only things for sale at Michigan
sporting events anymore. Student
entrepeneurs have surpassed the
small vendor stage and moved on to
more profitable business opportuni-
As 100,000 fans fill Michigan
Stadium every football Saturday,
students outside the stadium sell
Michigan memorabilia, from
Michigan boxer shorts to plastic in-
flatable hands.
"Michigan fans will buy anything
having to do with the Wolverines,"
said LSA senior Pam Ruderman.
Ruderman and her roommate sell
Michigan boxer shorts for $8 a pair
or two for $15. "It's a very lucrative
business," Ruderman added.

Seniors Steve DeGraff and Monte
Greenberg use a different selling
strategy. After trying $10 beer hats
two years ago, they have turned to
two dollar inflatable hands. "The
cheaper your item, the more you're
going to sell," DeGraff said. With
the help of four other students, De-
graff and Greenberg, sell roughly
1,000 hands a game on a good day.
A good day is a win for the Wolver-
They also sell the hands a t
Michigan basketball games.
Through a credit agreement with
an Illinois-based company, Green-
berg and Degraff financed the project
by themselves. DeGraff, a resident of
the Chicago area, spotted the hands
at a Chicago Bears game where the
hands are sold for $7.

Sophomores Adam Blumenkranz
and David Kaufman also started their
own company - Big M Enterprises.
Big M Enterprises sells specialized
T-shirts. "T-shirts are a big craze all
over the country," Blumenkranz said.
Big M Enterprises sells about 100
shirts a game at $10 each. Blu-
menkranz said the business extends
to the dorms, and he is looking into
selling his product to Ann Arbor
Peddling is not just a business,
Blumenkranz said. "It's not a living.
It's fun and good business experi-
ence," he said. Blumenkranz said it
takes shipping arrangements, inven-
tory, working with suppliers, and
designing the shirts with artists.
"There's a big risk with every shirt
we put money into," Blumenkranz

Students. call for longer 'U' bus hours

Many of the 2,400 University
students who live on North Campus,
are dissatisfied with the University
bus service they rely on to ferry
them back and forth from their
Foremost among their complaints
is the nightly bus schedule that ends
at 4 a.m., said Jennifer Walker, and
LSA sophomore and Bursley resi-
dent. With the help of the Residence
Hall Association, Walker polled 764
North Campus residents this month
about the bus schedule.
According to the poll:
-95 percent of students asked said
they wanted extended bus hours.
-85 percent said they'd like to see
intervals between buses shortened to
20 minutes instead of the current 40
-45 percent of women polled said
they feel in danger while waiting for
buses at night.
Walker will present the results of
her poll to the University's Trans-
portation Committee on Oct. 30.
Bursley resident Tracee Shaw re-
sents the overload of students on the
2:15 am bus and the restrictions it
,imposes on her lifestyle. "The bus
is just a zoo at night. I had a curfew
in high school, and I don't want one
now," she said.
University Manager of Trans-
portation Pat Cunningham said ex-
.tended bus hours are not needed. "I
believe our purpose is to service the
students not their social lives. But
maybe I'm wrong. If the need is
justified, I will willingly comply as
long as the University provides the
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funds," he said.
But University Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff said additional buses will
not be bought, eventhough the the
University's General Bus Fund has
increased to $1,340,000 this year
from $1,179,000 last year.
Brinkerhoff added that schedule
adjustments will be made after the
drivers take head counts on their
buses. "If there are more than 100
people consistently on a bus, the
schedule will be changed," he said.

Walker said 45 percent of North
Campus residents said in the poll
that they now refuse to pay for a taxi
after missing the 2:15 a.m. bus. A
majority of residents said that they
have already paid an average of $25
on cabs this year to get back to their
"We pay the same tuition as oth-
ers (Central Campus residents) why
should we be penalized for it?"
Walker said.
Daily staff writer Cathy Fisher con-
tributed to this report.

Drivers enjoy students, work

A mass of restless and unruly
students stand in front of the C.C
Little Building. They wait not for
concert tickets nor a campus tour,
but for one of "the Big Silver and
Blues" - a North Campus bus.
Dirt clouds and exhaust fumes
swirl in the air as students madly
push onto the buses to get the best
seat, if there is such a thing.
But who sits behind the wheel?
"I couldn't ask for a more reward-
ing job," said Northwood day bus
driver Loretta Dorsey. "I'm always
talking and meeting people from
different places. People talk about
everything. You learn about all
kinds of things from gardening to
recipes," she added.
When not conversing, Dorsey
learns through eavesdropping. She
keeps up with new fashions and
music, as well as the daytime dramas
of students. She wouldn't elaborate

on details, except to say, "I can't
help but hear people's conversa-
But the job does have its
"occupational hazards." Dorsey said
the biggest drawback is not being
able to use the restrooms until her
20-minute break.
"There are times when the traffic
really gets to you," said driver Rich
Evans, as he expertly maneuvered
his bus around a tight curve.
"Sometimes it seems like everyone
(on the road) is stupid," he said.
Evans appreciates the size of his
bus at times like these. "It's sort of
a power trip to know that you're
bigger than anything else. There is a
certain satisfaction in making cars
stop for you," he said.
He said he savors the more
peaceful bus rides of the late after-
noon when students are tired and

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