Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 38 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, November 2, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Dily
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WASHINGTON (AP) -
Supreme Court nominee Douglas
Ginsburg had almost $140,000
invested in a cable television
corporation when he "personally
handled" a Justice Department effort
to have the court extend First
Amendment protection to cable
An administration source close to
Ginsburg said yesterday that
Ginsburg apparently did not raise the
possibility of staying out of the case
with Justice Department superiors or
with agency ethics officers. He said
Ginsburg discussed the situation
with a subordinate.
The Supreme Court, on June 2,
1986, adopted Ginsburg's arguments
in a decision that will reduce
government regulation of cable
"It is a First Amendment rights
case that had economic consequences
to it..." said a former federal ethics
official familiar with the cable case
but not with Ginsburg's role in it.
"If I'm holding cable stock, that is a
good thing for me."
Ginsburg, nominated by Presideni
Reagan to succeed retired Justice
Lewis Powell on the court,
apparently did not violate crimnial
conflict of interest laws because the
company in which he invested was
not a direct party to the case even
though it could benefit from the
But ethics experts said Ginsburg's
actions could be viewed as skirting a
presidential executive order
forbidding actions that create an
appearance of a conflict or of
favoritism. Violation of that order
carries administrative penalties, such
as a letter of reprimand or sus-
Ginsburg declined yesterday to
comment on his role in the cable
case until he has an opportunity to
review his records.
A former head of the Justice De-
partment's antitrust division and
now a U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals judge, Ginsburg is little
known to the public, and his
professional performance is being
scrutinized by the Senate Judiciary
Committee in preparation for con-
Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Fraternities from the north end of the campus team up with fraternities from the south side to flip the south team's car after the car bash
on the Diag Friday. The fraternities from the north side won the annual contest.
wilyV Wildcats, 29-6
Deng resigns top post;
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By DARREN JASEY
The ghosts of Michigan past haunted 104,101
football fans Halloween day as the Wolverines (3-2 Big
Ten, 5-3 overall) ran over Northwestern (1-4, 1-6-1),
29-6, at Michigan Stadium.
Quarterback Michael Taylor, starting his first game
in place of injured Demetrius Brown, led a Michigan
offense which ran on 55 of its 60 plays, and gained 374
of its 377 total yards on the ground.
The Wolverines' five passes were their lowest total
since 1977 when Rick Leach completed four-of-five for
36 yards in a 14-7 victory over Navy. Taylor was one-
of-five for three yards through the air Saturday.
"Our option worked very good," Taylor said. "We
really didn't need to throw the ball. We ran the ball
pretty effectively and we wanted to stick with what was
MICHIGAN head coach Bo Schembechler tabbed
Taylor, who was noted for his running ability, as the
starting quarterback early last week. Brown - the
starter of Michigan's first seven games - had broken
his thumb in the Indiana contest.
"We knew that Taylor would run the ball a little bit
more than Brown would and that didn't make us
particularly happy," said Northwestern head coach
Francis Peay. "He hurt us a couple of times with the
The Wildcats' defense came into the game ranked
last in the Big Ten against the run, allowing an average
of 282 yards per game. "In the long run,"
Schembechler said, "they had to play a defense that
forced them to overcommit and give up long plays. It
took us a while to do that."
Taylor broke off runs of 39 and 65 yards en route to
a 140-yard day, and tailback Jamie Morris had a 74-yard
touchdown run and 163 yards.
Morris now has 1,054 yards this season, making
him the first Michigan player to ever run for at least
1,000 yards three times. Morris needs 118 yards to
become Michigan's all-time leading rusher.
"IT'S NICE to know that I rushed for over a
thousand," Morris said, "but we still have three games
to go. I'll look at everything at the end of the year."
See BLUE, Page 10
BEIJING (AP) - Top leader
Deng Xiaoping resigned in triumph
yesterday from the Communist
Party's governing body, leaving
younger officials to carry on his
drive to shake up the stagnant bu-
reaucracy and replace dogma with
The 83-year-old Deng left, as he
had promised, at the end of a party
congress that affirmed his policies
and forced into retirement all the
leading conservatives who had
sought to slow his reforms.
The congress appointed a
younger, streamlined party Central
Committee that is expected today to
confirm Deng's protege, premier
Zhao Ziyang, as party general secre-
It also is expected to keep Deng
on as head of the party's key Central
Military Commission, from which
he likely will exert considerable in-
fluence on party decisions. The
congress amended the party
constitution so Deng can remain on
the commission even though he re-
signed from the Central Committee.
.. . resigns from Chinese congress
Buses will run later to North
Campus dorms on weekends
By ALYSSA LUSTIGMAN
Lisa Baron, an art school junior, is a resident adviser
at Bursley who hates the journey to main campus.
"On weekends, it's a major trip to go to central
campus. A lot of people just stay up here, especially in
the wintertime," Baron said. "I avoid going down to
main campus unless I have to, just because of the
But beginning this Thursday, Baron and other
students who live on North Campus won't need to
obey a 2:15 a.m. curfew in order to make the last bus
home. As a result of a student survey, the University is
running the Bursley/ Baits buses until 3 a.m. on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
"With a later bus, I'd be able to stay on (central)
campus longer. It is a drag to leave someplace early
just to catch a bus," Baron said.
Fouzia Kiani, chair of the Residence Hall
Association, said student complaints about the bus
service spurred last Friday's decision by the
University's transportation department. The association
received about 800 responses with an "overwhelming"
call for later buses, Kiani said.
"Some people - students - saw a need for
extended buses, so we'll try it," said Patrick
Cunningham, manager of transportation services. "If a
reasonable number of people use it, we'll make it
permanent." He said the additional busing hours will
cost the University more money, but he declined to say
Buses will also be running on a trial basis straight
to Bursley/Baits dormitories after 12:15 a.m. weekdays,
instead of first going to Northwood Housing. The
former Northwood route'makes the bus ride about 10
"Most passengers after 12:30 a.m. on weekdays are
Bursley residents, and since the majority rules, the
buses will go to Bursley first," Cunningham said.
The survey found that North Campus residents felt
the current schedule forces them to come home early on
weekends, and that the Northwood route is
inconvenient. Students felt paying extra money to take
a taxi home once the buses stop running is unfair.
See BUSES, Page 5
Council to discuss
ban on passing up
By STEVE KNOPPER
The tradition of "passing up" at
Michigan home football games may
be banned soon if the Ann Arbor
City Council accepts an ordinance at
its meeting tonight.
spectators behind them - is legally
defined as assault, but the charge can
only be enforced if the victim com-
plains to a police officer.
Last week, the council passed a
resolution, 6-4, making police offi-
Deputization of public safety
officers raises the question of
enforcing trespassing and.
See OPINION, Page 4
Camper Van Beethoven are non-
pretentious to the point of
See ARTS, Page 7
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