Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 35 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 28, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Dily
: hiinders Brown
e QB doubtful for game
By DARREN JASEY Schembechler said that Brown hit his
A lost season for the Michigan football thumb on the helmet of a Hoosier defender
team has taken a turn for the worse. Add while completing a first quarter pass to
tl quarterback Demetrius Brown to the long list Derrick Walker.
h may,- of injuries that head coach Bo Schembechler The Michigan coaching staff knew that
r3has been moaning about Brown was hurting during the game but didn't
Brown broke the thumb on his left mention the injury until yesterday.
(throwing) hand in the first quarter against THE WOLVERINES lost the Indiana
Indiana and is doubtful for Saturday's game gaEW14-0,Iwth B owncopein o
with Northwestern.game,4 ,with Brown completing two of
aJunior Michael Taylor will probably start nine passes in the second half. In the first half
against the Wildcats. He has completed nine the Michigan quarterback hit on four of six
of 21 passes in five games and had minimal passes.
<y experience last season. Brown is 56 of 111 for "I think it affected him," Schembechler
. 860 yards this season, and is ranked third in said. "He didn't want to use it as an excuse,
- . -- < the BgTen in psngefinydpiebut I think it was a problem."
thrBign2 passing efficiency, despite Schembechler hopes that Brown will be
"THE BONE in Brown's thumb is available to backup Taylor Saturday. If not, he
chipped at the tendon, so you can't mess will dig into his reserve of highly touted
around with it too much," Schembechler said. recruits - Eric Bush, Wilbur Odom, and Ken
"Maybe in another week he'll be able to play Sollum.
Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY but I'm not sure about this week.""We're really not ready for that,
M ingling OfniegadMcalDms.sas Schembechler said. "Though, that would be
University President Harold Shapiro chats with (left to right) LSA seniors Michelle Birk and Sandy Hauser and Princeton Offensive guard Michael Dames is alsomehle sid."
University graduate student John Ruhl. Shapiro soke to the students at a reception to honor Shapiro's leaving. See story,
Page 5. shoulder against the Hooseirs. See BROWN, Page 12
Fleming led 'U' with easy-going manner
By MARTHA SEVETSON behind the name is not that intimidating. on University affairs since Harold Shapiro replaced him and found it fascinating," he said.
Former University President Robben Fleming may FLEMING was president until 1979, during the in 1980. Shapiro is leaving January 1 to assume the Prof. Nathan Finesinger, who was emerging as one
look like a traditional university president - he wears first Black Action Movement, the Vietnam War presidency of Princeton University. of the leaders in labor relations, helped Fleming find a
a three-piece suit and combs back his curly white hair protests, and sit-ins for a student-run bookstore, and he Fleming's legendary ability to deal with people - job with a firm in Washington, D.C. upon graduation
- but he doesn't talk like one. is returning as interim president in January. settling heated disputes both in academia and in union- in 1941.
When Fleming came to the University in 1968, his management relations - did not stem from his "ALTHOUGH I was only there for a year because
infectious laugh and easygoing manner were a stark childhood in Paw Paw, Ill., where he learned to play of the war, I got about three years of experience," he
contrast to the old-school, dignified demeanor of his P r'fl ibasketball. said. "I remember the first time I went out to settle a
predecessor, Harlan Hatcher. Nor did if stem from the years he spent studying labor dispute... There were 20,000 people working for
"Bob is more a man of the street - one of us," said political science at Beloit College in Wisconsin. "The an aircraft factory, and it was a very complicated case. I
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James "Fleming was ideal. He was the only one around the best thing I did there was meet my wife," he said, really had no experience -just one course."
Brinkerhoff. "He was very easy to get along with, and University who had been president for a long period of chuckling. He and Sally met in the college cafeteria But that one course served him well, and Fleming
he was easy to talk to." time," said Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey), who first "about 100 years ago," where they both waited tables emerged from the case victorious. "It was wartime, and
And he still is. Fleming's temporary office in the met Fleming while running for regent in 1970. "He's for 35 cents an hour. people really wanted to settle disputes. If you didn't get
Fleming Administration Building - yes, it's named very good on his feet, and he's had a lot of experience Fleming's first taste of labor-management relations in their way too much, they probably would."
after him - is empty and authoritative, but once he dealing with people." came in his labor law course at the University of
leans back and puts his feet on the desk, the man Since October, Fleming has been trying to catch up Wisconsin-Madison law school. "I took that one class See COLLEAGUES, Page 5
Officials differ over
By STEVE KNOPPER
University officials gave mix
reactions yesterday to an Ann Arb
City Council resolution, passe
Monday, that would use city polic
officers more effectively to det
"passing up" at Michigan footba
Crowd members "pass up" oth
fans by lifting them from their sea
and handing them to other spectato
behind them. The process is legal
defined as assault, but the charge ca
only be enforced if the victim con
plains to a police officer.
"(Passing up) has resulted in
range of injuries including broke
elbows, concussions and bruises, a
... victims of these assaults are frt
quently emotionally shaken an
traumatized," said the resolution.
The resolution, which will be
effect for Saturday's contest again
Northwestern, will place police of
cers who already attend the games
more visible locations. It also ca
for the distribution of fliers that e
plain why passing up is dangerous,
ed and asks for cooperation with the
Ad "(The resolution) is something
ce we need. We're worried somebody
er will get really hurt. It sounds inno-
Ill cent, but somebody could miss them
and they'd hit the concrete," said
ier Athletic Director Don Canham.
ts Julie Steiner, director of the
rs University's Sexual Assault Preven-
ly tion and Awareness Center, said the
an resolution was "long overdue" and
n- that it was an "important first step."
The next step, she said, would be to
a pass a law that specifically disallows
en passing up, even if the victim does
nd not complain.
re- Councilmember David DeVarti
nd (D-Fourth Ward), one of three'
Democrats who proposed the resolu-
in tion, said that he plans to submit
nst such an ordinance to council in the
fi- next few weeks. He predicted that it
in will pass before the Ohio State game
lls Nov. 21.
%x- See STEINER, Page 2
By KEITH BRAND
Two Nicaraguan Contra officials
said last night they welcomed the
peace plan issued by Costa Rican
President Oscar Arias, including its
call for a negotiated cease fire.
The speakers, Dr. Alvaro
Taboada, and Rogelio Pardo-Maurer,
spoke amidst 'standing ovations and
choruses of boos in the School of
Education Building's packed
Schorling Auditorium in a visit
sponsored by the campus College
Pardo, who helps represent the
Contras in Washington D.C., said
the plan offers the Sandinistas an
opportunity to "democratize" the
See CONTRA, Page 3
Join today's march against U.S.
Rep. Carl Pursell's office to
protest Contra aid.
OPINION, Page 4
The raunchy Volcano Suns erupt
at the Blind Pig tonight.
ARTS, Page 9
Wit Tnoa Tn...1 hn-ao om
Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Contra rebel, Dr. Alvaro Taboada, discusses the Arias Peace Plan last night at Schorling Auditorium.
'U' council regroups
after half-year break
Sharp as new VP
By MARTHA SEVETSON
After five months of inactivity,
the University Council resumed
work yesterday on guidelines that
would govern the non-academic
behavior of students, faculty, and
But even as the meeting
progressed, LSA Junior and Council
Member Michael Phillips folded "No
Code" flyers at the table.
Jonathan Rose, a private attorney
who has followed the code debate
By ANDREW MILLS
The Michigan Student Assembly,
in a relatively calm meeting last
night, confirmed LSA senior Wendy
Sharp as assembly vice president.
Absent were the throngs o f
em -rttne vn -wnr h m ther..,
about it," said LSA representative
George Davis. "I think it's bad for
me to make a decision so soon," said
Davis, who met Sharp for the first
time Sunday night.
Many representatives took issue
with Davis and pressed for Sham's