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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom


Vol. XCVIII, No. 37

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 30, 1987

Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

radio DJ
taken off
- airwaves
WWJ AM radio talk show host
Mark Scott - who last week said
the anti-Apartheid shanties on the
Diag should be "bulldozed" - was
taken off the air yesterday, radio
station officials said
"He is no longer on our air and
that is a permanent decision," said
the station's news director, Bob
But Kaiser said Scott's remarks
attacking the shanties and condoning
racist jokes did not prompt the
station to take him off the air.
During his daily radio show last
Thursday morning, Scott said the
shanties are an "eyesore" and that if
students are concerned with
conditions in South Africa, they
should write letters to newspapers
instead of building shanties.
Scott also said he found "nothing
wrong" with racist jokes.
"I am intimately aware of the re-
marks, but it was not anything he
said or did on the air that forced the
decision," Kaiser said. Scott has been
unavailable for comment.
Joe Archer, WWJ general
manager, agreed. "There was no one
incident that precipitated this," he
said. Archer said the station has
"established guidelines with respect
to taste" to which Scott could not
Kaiser said Scott and the station
had a "difference in philosophy" and
they "could not rectify that
Dick Kernan, the Vice President
of the Specs Howard School of
Communication Art in Detroit, said
that WWJ as a news talk station may
See WWJ, Page 3

to Court
Tough confirmation
battle mar ensue

LSA Junior Larry King and LSA Senior Manali Desai participate in a funeral procession for those in
Nicaragua who have been killed by the Contra rebels. The processional marched from the Michigan Union to
the office of U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth) yesterday. Pursell has in the past supported sending aid to
the Contras.
March protests Pursell

President Reagan, making good on
his promise to pick another hardline
conservative, nominated federal
appeals court Judge Douglas
Ginsburg to the Supreme Court
yesterday, raising the prospect of a
second confirmation battle in the
Reagan praised Ginsburg as an
advocate of judicial restraint and a
believer in law and order. He said
Ginsburg "will take a tough clear-
eyed view" of the Constitution
"while remaining sensitive to the
safety of our citizens and to the
problems facing law enforcement
Ginsburg sits on the same bench
as Judge Robert Bork, whose
nomination to the nation's highest
court was rejected by the Senate last
Friday. Ginsburg and Bork are
generally viewed as being ideo-
logically similar.
If confirmed, Ginsburg would be
one of the youngest justices ever to
sit on the court. He. is 41. Ginsburg,
a former Harvard Law School
professor and head of the Justice
Department antitrust division, would
be the first Jew to sit on the high
court since the resignation of Abe
Fortas in 1969.
Seeking to head off the lengthy
debate that led to Bork's defeat,
Reagan said, "If these hearings take
more than three weeks to get going,

... receives court nomination

About 200 people gathered at the
Michigan Union yesterday in the
latest of numerous protests held by
local Central American activists
against U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell's (R-
Plymouth) support of the Nicaraguan
Contra rebels.
At a rally, demonstrators
mourned the deaths of more than
20,000 people they say have been

killed by the Contras, and called for urging the representative to vote
Pursell to vote against a $270 against a $100 million Contra aid
million Contra aid bill expected to be bill proposed by Reagan.
proposed by President Reagan. Recently, Pursell announced his
Pursell, who could not be reached support for the Central American
for comment, has voted in the past peace plan proposed by Costa Rican
for sending government aid to the President Oscar Arias., which would
Contras. In March,1986, 118 pro- end U.S Contra funding.
testers were arrested in a week-long "Pursell, stand by your promise
series of sit-ins of Pursell's Ann See 'FUNERAL', Page 5
Arbor office. The protesters were

M looks to rebound
against NU Wildcats

The old Homecoming spirit and
excitement just aren't the same this
For both Michigan and
Northwestern, opponents in
tomorrow's 1 p.m. contest at
Michigan Stadium, a trip to the
Rose Bowl on Jan.1 is out of the
The Wildcats (1-3 Big Ten, 1-5-
1 overall) continue to build their

program, while the Wolverines (2-
2, 4-3) aim to to salvage the season
by winning the rest of their games.
MICHIGAN has not been
mathematically eliminated from the
conference race, but Indiana would
have to lose three, Michigan State
two, and Minnesota two of its last
four contests with Michigan
winning its remaining games, in
order for the Wolverines to claim a
See TAYLOR, Page 12

the American people will know
what's up."
Ginsburg was reported to be the
choice of Attorney General Edwin
Meese, while White House chief_ of
staff Howard Baker was urging the
appointment of federal appeals court
Judge Anthony Kennedy o f
Sacramento, Calif., who would have
been a less controversial choice.
Sources familiar with with the
struggle said that the chances for
Kennedy's nomination collapsed
when Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.)
threatened to filibuster a Kennedy
nomination on the grounds he was
not conservative enough.
agree on
superpowers agreed on a summit
agenda and cleared the way for Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev to meet
President Reagan in the United States
later this year, a Soviet spokesperson
said yesterday.
No date was announced, but one
official said privately that the Soviets
are proposing the two leaders meet
the first week in December.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson
Boris Pyadyshev told reporters the
leaders would sign a treaty to scrap
intermediate-range nuclear missiles
and discuss cuts in long-range
strategic arsenals.
See SOVIETS, Page 2

State Senate OKs bill to
deputize campus police.

The State Senate yesterday
approved a bill which would allow
the University to deputize its public
safety officers, a move which has
received mixed reactions from
officials, administrators; and
Under the bill's provisions, the
University would not be required to
deputize it officers. The final decision
would be left up to the Board of
Regents, who would decide whether
to allow public safety officers to
carry guns on campus and make
Before toting guns, officers would
have to undergo state-financed
training at the state police academy,

deputized police force - said the
University is a safe environment, but
said the potential for crimes do exist.
"It's not any unsafer walking
across the Diag than any other
campus. Our campus is as safe as
any. But the potential for a problem
is always there," Heatley said.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said the bill is a positive move that
should increase safety on campus.
"On the whole, I would support the*
deputization. It is clearly a more
effective way to protect students than
currently exists," he said.
All other Big Ten schools
currently have their own police force
operating in the campus area. Indiana
University Police Department Lt.

Halloween party Dolly Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Local children, residents of Hikone, a low-income housing community, celebrate Halloween with members of
the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. The second annual event drew over 200 participants, including Beta Theta Pi mem-
bers, the kids, and their parents. See story, Page 5.
Speak out
Rape survivorsshare stories

Beth Meyerson, a University graduate, said she was
raped at Dennison University when she was 18 by a
man who "didn't look like a rapist" - he was upper-
class, a fraternity member, and a Christian.

One rape survivor read a satirical monologue in
which the victim was blamed for the rape because of
her behavior and clothing, with the theme, "boys will
be boys" and women should accept that.
"The speakout is a good opportunity for community

The current proportion of out-state
students at the University is jus-
Keith Jarrett and his Standards
Trio will perform at Hill Audi-
torium Saturday night - early
enough for trick-or-treating.
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