Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 48 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, November 16, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
19 die in
DENVER (AP) - A Continental
Airlines jet with 81 people aboard
flipped on its back while taking off
from Denver's airport in a snow-
storm yesterday and skidded along the
runway, killing at least 19 people
and injuring 54 more, .authorities
"We counted 18 dead outside the
plane, and there are several dead in
the fuselage," said Stapleton Interna-
tional Airport spokesperson Richard
Boulware. Twenty-one people walked
away from the crash, officials said.
The DC-9 twin-engine jet, Flight
1713, was carrying 76 passengers and
five crew members from Denver to
Boise, Idaho, said Continental
spokesperson Ned Walker. Walker
said the flight originated in Okla-
homa City, and the crash took place
shortly after 2 p.m.
Rescue work was hampered by
falling snow and ice, visibility was
poor and some survivors were still
trapped inside the plane more than
four hours after the accident, authori-
"Many people are survivors at this
point," Walker said. "It's too early to
speculate on anything that could have
occurred (to make the plane crash.)"
National Transportation Safety
Board chair James Burnett and nine
See AIRPLANE, Page 3
win sealed in last :43
By RICK KAPLAN
Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN - Phil Webb
turned the corner for Michigan on
The fullback's two-yard touch-
down run turned a potential loss into
a last-minute 17-14 Wolverine win
over Illinois. The rush also turned
the Wolverine bowl express towards
For the second straight week,
Michigan came away with a pulsat-
ing, come-from-behind road win. A
team that three weeks ago appeared
inept away from Ann Arbor, and
seemed headed for an early winter
vacation, the Wolverines (7-3 over-
all, 5-2 Big Ten) are now in position
to play in a New Year's Day or Jan.
2 bowl game.
THE UNLIKELY comeback
against the Illini was culminated by
a most unlikely Wolverine. With 43
seconds left in the game, Webb, a
fifth-year senior whose playing time
has been limited recently, took a
pitch from quarterback Demetrius
Brown on third-and-one at the
Illinois two-yard line.
Illini cornerback Chris Green
burst into the Wolverine backfield
and got a hand on Webb's left ankle.
Webb broke Green's grasp, then beat
the rest of the Illinois defense to the
left corner of the end zone.
"I saw the cornerback coming,"
Webb said. "He committed too soon.
He went. for the wrong leg so I just
kicked my leg out and went for the
Webb's narrow escape was a mi-
crocosm of the Wolverines' after-
noon. Michigan trailed 14-7 entering
the fourth quarter. With Illinois' de-
fense controlling the game and
Michigan's offense floundering, the
Wolverines' chances on Pork Day at
Memorial Stadium appeared slim.
"We did not play well," said
Michigan head coach B o
See 'M', Page 10
Keith Jones' flight gave the Illini a key first down against the Wolverines Saturday in the second quarter. Greg
Turner plowed in from the one for a touchdown two plays later. Michigan won the game 17-14.
Forum tells of jobs
Party seeks 'change
in assembly focus
By ROSE MARY WUMME
About 30 undergraduates attend
a conference Saturday morning aim
at encouraging Blacks, Hispanic
and American Indians to apply
graduate school in engineering a
Students talked with facult
administrators, and graduate studen
- including Vice President f
Student Services Henry Johnson a
Rackham Graduate School Dean Jo
D'Arms - about what gradua
schools could do for them.
Only 17 of the 33,000 students
0.05 percent - currently enrolled
engineering doctoral programs acro
the country are Black. America
Indians make up less than 0.1 perce
and just 1 percent are Hispanic, sa
Martha Conley of the Nation;
Consortium for Graduate Degrees f
Minorities in Engineering.
L Minority enrollment in
ed engineering masters programs is
ed better, but not much. Of 23,000
s, students enrolled, 345 are Black, 311
to are Hispanic, and 24 are American
nd Indians, Conley said.
"We can do better. We have to if
.y, we are going to compete in our
its increasingly technological society,"
or said Frederick Gregory, the second
nd Black man in space and pilot of the
hn space shuttle Challenger in 1985.
te Gregory told the undergraduates,
"You are America's future and what
- you make of yourselves is what
in America makes of itself."
Sss He added, "Our leadership among
an technical fields is threatened. The
nt foreign competitors are closing the
id gap. How youprepare yourselves
al today will determine whether
for See JOBS, Page 2
By ANDREW MILLS
The Change party sees some
serious problems with the Michigan
Student Assembly - problems with
how it works and how it is perceived
by the student body and the
Change is one of five parties
campaigning hoping to win seats on
the assembly in campus-wide
elections to be held Wednesday and
The assembly is "ineffective and
out of touch with the student body,"
said LSA candidate Bryan Case. He
attributes much of this to misguided
attention. The party would like to see
media attention focused on the "real
workhorses" of the assembly, the
twelve committees, instead of on the
Tuesday night meetings.
IN THE party's view, it is the
committees that fight the proposed
code of non-academic conduct and
lobby for financial aid reform, but
they receive little attention and
consequently are not recognized by
Change views the assembly as
completely unresponsive to the
opinions of the student body.
"MSA has become increasingly
inward looking," Case said. "We
want to explode that."
Change does not stand opposed to
dealing with non-campus issues, if
that is what the student body desires.
See CHANGE, Page 2
Daily Photo by GRACE TSAI
Change candidates Dan Tobocman, Debra DeRuyver, and Bryan Case
want to "bring MSA back to the students." The three are candidates for
the MSA elections to be held across campus Wednesday and Thursday.
Regent Baker was
envoy, paper reports
Students oppose protest policy
By MARTHA SEVETSON
University Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) met with U.S.
Education Secretary William Bennett
last August to discuss the
University's presidential search,
according to a Detroit Free Press
According to the story, unnamed
sources in the Department of
Education identified Baker as the
representative who spoke with
Baker said he "will neither
confirm not deny that we met with
any candidate or any person
concerning the search for t h e
president of the University of Michi-
Bennett's press secretary Loye
Miller told the Daily last week that
two people associated with the search
process met with Bennett in July to
discuss qualities inherent in a
university president. Miller refused to
identify the representatives.
Miller said he had the impression
the representatives wanted Bennett to
consider the presidential position, but
See FREE, Page 3
By JIM PONIEWOZIK
A proposed University policy on freedom of speech
fails to adequately protect the rights of student
protesters, several students said at a forum Friday.
The statement from the University Civil Liberties
Board (CLB) was released in September and replaces the
original set of guidelines drafted by the board in 1977.
If the statement wins approval from the executive
officers and the faculty, it will serve as the official
University policy on freedom of speech.
The forum was held to gauge student reaction to the
proposal and the prospects for approval by the
Michigan Student Assembly. Although student
approval is not required to ratify the proposal, the CLB
would prefer to have it.
The MSA Student Rights Committee recently
drafted a resolution calling the statement vague.
The statement, like its predecessor, gives
individuals the right to speak or perform on campus
without interference, but emphasizes that students have
the right to protest such events.
The CLB statement leaves enforcement of the
guidelines to the University administration.
THE STUDENTS at the forum, mostly from the
Michigan Student Assembly, argued that the statement
could allow the use of academic sanctions against
They fear a scenario in which student protesters are
prosecuted in court for their protest and also punished
by the University. The University could expel or sus-
pend a student or put a hold credit on a student's
account if academic sanctions are allowed.
"If you removed academic sanctions from over the
heads of students, that would be a step forward," said
MSA Student Rights Committee chair Mike Phillips.
Members of the CLB affirmed their opposition to
the use of such sanctions. The CLB has opposed a code
See STUDENTS, Page 5
... may have approached Bennett
Holocaust hero receives award
By STEVE BLONDER
Special to the Daily
the "righteous gentile" and
University graduate, received the
Holocaust Memorial Center's
prestigious Righteousness Award last
Wallenberg reportedly died in a
everyone to prevent a second
Lantos said that in order to
prevent a second Holocaust, the Jews
must abandon the silence they
maintained during World War II, and
the Jewish community must get
"going beyond itself." Jews must
also be as "concerned for violations
of human rights anywhere as with
be so easy to achieve. When the
people of a so-called democratic state,
in free and open elections, elect Kurt
Waldheim as their president; when
the people of Japan swimming in an
ocean of prosperity... are devouring
anti-semitic literature; when the
Saudis and the others rxe continuing
their anti-Israel tirade; that Jewish
wnnonanP ' and PpmPtrinn . dam rona
MSA candidates should take re-
sponsibility for removing their
campaign posters after the election.
OPINION, Page 4
Arts talks with feminist author
ARTS, Page 7