Veteran to protest
The Michigan Daily-Monday, April 18, 1988- Page 5
with hunger strike
By STEVE KNOPPPER
Vietnam veteran Charles Tackett
is willing to die for a veterans' na-
And next Monday, he plans to
begin starving himself to death on
the Diag, protesting a University
rule which forbids an all-day rally
supporting the holiday.
"The worst thing they can do is
sit there and watch me die," Tackett
said. "I'm willing to die to get the
national holiday. I will die in a
peaceful fashion. I won't die with
TACKETT, who said he has
DETROIT (AP) - Malcolm
Bricklin, who began importing cars
after his gull-winged sports-car ven-
ture died, is being bought out of his
latest business - selling inexpen-
sive Yugoslavian and Asian cars -
the president of Bricklin's Global
Motors Inc. said.
Global Motors is the parent of
Yugo America Inc., which intro-
duced the Yugo to the United States
in August 1985 with a miniscule
$3,990 base price, and Proton
America Inc., which plans to import
a Malaysian-built car by year's end.
An investor-management group
headed by Mabon Nugent and Co., a
New York investment-banking firm,
agreed three weeks ago to give
Global Motors a cash infusion in
exchange for equity in the company
and debt, said William Prior,.
Prior said the Mabon Nugent
group's investment will be more
than $40 million.
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Dar Vanderbeek, chair of Disabled
Student Services, said the University
of ignores the concerns of handi-
"When it comes to being ghettoed
and segregated, disabled students still
are... no one (on campus) addresses
the issue of students with disabili-
ties," Vanderbeek said.
Vanderbeek said she was also
speaking on behalf of several dis-
abled students who wished to attend
the inquiry, but did not because they
did not think the LSA building,
where it was held, is sufficiently ac-
Vanderbeek's testimony prompted
an angry response from Department
of Civil Rights Director John Roy
Castillo, who told her, "if this
building is not accessible, a com-
plaint will be filed (against the Uni-
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Rule bans all-day rally
for vet's holiday
collected more than a million signa-
tures nationwide in support of the
holiday, organized a Diag celebration
with amplified music and speakers
this May 7.
But a 15-year-old University rule,
enforced by the Student Organization
and Development Center, allows
Diag protest only between noon and
Student Services Associate Brad
Borland said the decision to disallow
the rally was "right in line with the
policy." The SODC would approve
the rally if it took place during the
allowed hours, Borland said.
WORKERS at buildings near
the Diag, such as the Graduate Li-
brary, have praised the rules, saying
they create a quieter work environ-
ment. Others, such as the Michigan
Student Assembly and the United
Coalition Against Racism, say the
rule is inconvenient and can be used
to censor student speech.
"Because of a bureaucratic policy
that seems to me to be against the
very purpose of the University -
the free exchange of ideas and dreams
- the holiday celebration planned
for a Saturday afternoon and evening
on the University of Michigan Diag
has been cancelled," Tackett told the
University's Board of Regents
Thursday. "I'm here today hoping
that you all will support the holiday
project and reconsider your decision
to cancel the celebration."
Tackett criticized the regents yes-
terday for not discussing his request
during the meeting.
REGENT DEANE Baker (R-
Ann Arbor), however, said the re-
gents generally do not discuss such
requests. "I rely on Mr. (Vice Presi-
dent for Student Services Henry)
Johnson to make many of those de-
cisions. Mr. Johnson's judgment has
proved to be very proper and very
good. He's much closer to the Uni-
versity, and he knows the day-to-day
activities where the regents do not."
Vice President for Government
Relations Richard Kennedy said,
"Nobody is arguing we ought not
have a day to celebrate Vietnam vet-
erans... but we get the libraries to go
crazy, and everyone else."
Because of the "noise and com-
motion," Kennedy said, "The best
thing to do would be to find a better
Primary bill moves
toward State Senate
LANSING (AP) - The painfully
slow process of reinstating Michi-
gan's presidential primary election
for 1992 is likely to reach a Senate
vote this week, if both parties are
satisfied the bill complies with their
Key lawmakers are taking care to
get everybody's agreement and
smooth out final language before
advancing the bill to the House. A
late complication over technical lan-
guage in the bill stalled it short of
passage last week.
"This has been a bipartisan effort
throughout," said Rep. Maxine
Berman (D-Southfield), chair of the
House Elections Committee. "What
we're trying to do... and one of the
reasons it's moved a little slower, is
to make sure what needs to be done."
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Dick
Posthumus (R-Alto), said he plans
to meet with Berman and representa-
tives of the parties this week to pol-
ish the bill. He said he doesn't
anticipate a break-down that would
jeopardize the measure.
Berman agreed the bill should get
broad support in the Legislature. "I
think it will flow quite easily
through the House," she said.
The measure would schedule the
primary for the third Tuesday in
March. However, in order to vote for
presidential candidates and allocate
national convention delegates among
them, voters would have to designate
a party of preference 30 days before
Both party chairs said they be-
lieve the.final details can be ham-
mered out and the bill passed.
"I am optimistic," said Demo-
cratic Chair Richard Wiener, who
nonetheless said the recent party
caucuses "worked fine."
Michigan's last primary was
launched in 1972.
Daily Photo by DAVID LUBLINER
Sam Lapides of "The Folkminers" sings and plays his guitar under the West Engineering Arch yesterday.
The University of Michigan
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commissioners that the building,
which is quipped with a ramp at its
front entrance, does meet state stan-
dards of accessibility.
Members of the Lesbian and Gay
Rights Organizing Committee
(LaGROC) accused the University of
being insensitive to homophobia on
LaGROC leader Carol Wayman,
an LSA senior, told the panel that
several gay and lesbian friends of
hers have been assaulted, and that
she believes campus security has
shown little concern for gays and
lesbians filing complaints of ha-
"Security needs to deal with their
own homophobia and sexism," said
Wayman, who added that security
officers refused to look at her when
she filed a complaint about a threat-
ening phone call last month. She
said gays and lesbians do not report
most incidents of harassment be-
cause they fear campus security.
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