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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 39 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 3, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
x . .~..Sources expect
_sexWeinberger to
resign shortly

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger intends
to resign this week and will be re-
placed by President Reagan's na-
tional security adviser, Frank Car-
lucci, sources said last night.
The sources, who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity, said Reagan
approved the appointment in recent
days and it would be announced.
Thursday.
Carlucci will be replaced by his
deputy at the National Security,,
Council, Lt. Gen. Colin Powell, it
was learned.
Sources have said Weinberger's

decision to step down after seven
years came for personal reasons
rather than any dissatisfaction with
the prospective arms control treaty
with the Soviet Union or any other
policy disagreement with the pres-
ident.
Weinberger has been an unyield-
ing supporter of the Reagan admin-
istration's defense buildup, and in
the early years of the administration,
presided over an enormous buildup
in the nation's military.
Carlucci, who once worked for
Weinberger at the Pengtagon, has
been national security adviser since
December 1986.

GEO to decide on suit
against University

Joe Sinelli, an Ann Arbor Community High School student, takes a break while on an "off period." Students at Community High design
their own schedules - Sinelli said he has about 50 minutes of free time before his next class.
CommuIty High offers choices

By KATHERINE BEITNER
A student addresses a teacher by
her first name; a dance routine claims
the middle of the main corridor; the
dean passes out lollipops to
nonsmokers. These are common
sights in the hallways of
Community High School.
Any Ann Arbor resident entering
grades 9 through 12 can attend
Community, an alternative to the
comprehensive high school. Dean Al
Gallup, teacher and administrator in
the Ann Arbor school system for
over thiry years, said Community's
philosophy is based on "appreciating
and encouraging diversity."
Said sophomore Deanna Owen,
"Looks aren't always as they seem."
Community's small size - 325
students and 26 faculty members -

allows for close student teacher
interaction. During homeroom, called
"forum," students are provided with
school announcements and general
information. Often, forum groups get
together outside of the school and
plan activities, like camping trip to
Crooked Lake.
Students have the opportunity to
express their academic interests and
effect change in Community's
curriculum at the school's monthly
"town meeting." Anyone, including
teachers, students, secretaries and
custodians are invited to attend. The
class day at Community - running
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - is devoid
of a bell system, hall monitors, and
an attendance record. Classes begin
on the hour and students are expected
to attend every class.

Any student who continually handle freedom, if you can't handle
skips class is unable to return to it, it's not going to work for you."
Community the following semester: he said.
students do have the option to return In addition to traditional courses
to Community upon completion of a like British literature, algebra and
successful semester at another Ann physics, Community offers such
Arbor high school. classes like Creative Problem
"If you blow Community off, it Solving. If students want to take a
will blow you off," said senior Tom course not offered at Community -
Fulton. like upper level math and language
One senior, who wouldn't give classes - they can take it at another
his name, began attending Ann Arbor school for credit.
Community in the ninth grade was "The classroom is only one com-
taken out of school because he ponent of an education," said teacher
continually skipped classes. He Brian Miller. The high school also
returned to Community in eleventh provides a Community Resource
grade after attending a neighboring program to all Ann Arbor high
school. Today, he is active in the school students. Based at
school's jazz workshop and is con- Community, the program allows
sidering becoming a teacher. students to receive credit by working
"It's a school for people who can See UNIQUE, Page 3

By ROSE MARY WUMMEL
The Graduate Employment Or-
ganization (GEO) will decide tonight
whether to file an unfair labor
practice suit against the University
over a restriction on teaching assist-
ant employment.
The restriction or "ten-term rule,"
first proposed by LSA Dean Peter
Steiner- three years ago, limits a
graduate student to no more than ten
semesters of teaching assistantship or
equivalent fellowship work.
According to Steiner, the purpose
of the ten-term limit is to encourage
departments to organize their pro-
grams so that graduate studentspre-
ceive their Ph.D's in about five
years. The median time for graduate
students to receive their Ph.D's is
currently about 6.5 years.
The GEO met with Steiner and
Colleen Dolan-Greene, University
assistant director of personnel-policy
development, last Monday to discuss
the limit.
The GEO says the ten-term limit
constitutes a change in the conditions

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Student reports racist attack

of employment.
The University responds that the
contract each TA receives is for one
term of employment only and says
nothing about the duration of the
contract and insists that the limit is
not a negotiable issue.
The rule has gone into strict
interpretation this year following a
three year transitory period.
The GEO will rely on the advice
of its lawyer, Mike Cousens, in
deciding whether to sue. Cousens
first suggested the GEO file a suit
against the University, but has
become less confident that the GEO
could win such a suit after the
meeting last week, according to Don
Demetriades, GEO president.
Demetriades said the GEO is es-
pecially wary that the University
could win the suit because of a clause
in the contract the GEO and the
University settled on last spring
which bars any renegotition of its
terms. The contract runs through
1989.
See TEN, Page 2
Group
de-mands
homteless
shelter*
By JIM PONIEWOZIK
Chanting "end harassment of the
homeless," about 50 people gathered
on the Diag at noon yesterday to take
part in a rally organized by the
Homeless Action Committee.
The protesters demanded the esta-
blishment of a temporary day shelter
for the homeless and an end to local
police harassment of homeless
people.
Students and Ann Arbor citizens
affiliated with HAC, including James
Maher, a homeless citizen who had
been jailed for 60 days for trespassing
after police found him sitting on a
chair in the Michigan League,
See GROUP,- Page 5
INSIDE

By STEPHEN GREGORY
A Black first-year University
student reported last Friday that she
was the victim of a racist attack on
Oct. 21 in which a white woman+
pushed her around an elevator and+
said she wanted to see the student's
"ass" to determine if Blacks have1
"tails."
The student, who wished toI
remain anonymous, said that at
around 3:00 p.m. she was waiting for
an elevator in the basement of the
Student Activities Building when
two white women who appeared to
be students approached her.
She said one of the women picked
up the back of the her coat and said
she wanted to see the student's "tail."
According to the student, the woman
said Blacks have big "asses" and that
they wrap up their tails and stuff
them in their pants. The student said
she brushed the woman away.
The student said she thought the

women attended the University
because they were wearing Michigan
paraphernalia.
The student said the women then
entered the elevator with her and one
of them began to pull on her coat,
insisting that the student show them
her buttocks. The student said, "They
were pulling on my coat asking to
see my 'tail'... I was forced to defend
myself" and said she pushed the

Pifer said public safety officials are
"still looking for leads."
"It's a very serious racial
incident," he added.
-Employees of offices in the
basement of the SAB, such as the
Entree Plus Office, WCBN campus-
radio station, and the Mail Service
Office, said they neither saw or heard
the incident.
The student said she also reported'

'They were pulling on my coat asking to see my 'tail'...
I was forced to defend myself.'
Black University student,
reported victim of racist attack

woman back.
After the doors opened, the student
said, the women left the elevator and
she went to campus security to report
the incident.
Assistant director of the
Departmant of Public Safety Robert

the incident to Jimmy Meyers, an
official at the University's
Affirmative Action Office.
Meyers had no comment on the
incident, saying only Affirmative
Action Director Virginia Nordby
could officially comment.

Daily Photo by DANA MENDELSSOHN
Members of the Homeless Action Committee, both students and com-
munity members, protest yesterday on the Diag about police harassment
of the homeless. Also, the group demands that the City of Ann Arbor
establish a new daytime homeless shelter and the group objects to police
harassment of the homeless.

MSA candidates

City gun store ban

6

begin

By ANDREW
Candidates for Mic
Assembly represent
kicked off their campai
at a meeting in th
chambers. A sparse c
barely half the number

campaign
MILLS the five parties: Students First,
higan Student Student Political Lobby Against
.ative spots Scholastic Harassment (SPLASH),
igns last night United Students of Michigan
e assembly (USM), Change, and Student
crowd of 20; Movement. No candidates from
of announced either the SPLASH party or the

one step
By STEVE KNOPPER
A City Council proposal
severely restrict new gun stores frc
opening in Ann Arbor pass
through its second reading last nig
The proposal still has to pa
through the council one more tir

from law
been tabled twice, was opposed by
to council Republicans at last night's
om meeting. Mayor Gerald Jernigan, a
;ed Republican, has said he may use his
;ht. veto against the proposal if it
is s passes.
ne. Councilmember Terrv Martin -(R

The University should implement
a mandatory course on sexism,
racism, and classism.
OPINION, Page 4
Jon Cryer tries to get out of the
woodwork with Hiding Out.
ARTS, Page 7
Sports examines the Illinois-

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