The Michigan Daily-Monday, January 18, 1988- Page 3
Memorial service honors
Martin Luther King, Jr.
By FAITH PENNICK
The third annual Candlelight
Memorial Service held Friday in
memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
reminded students that King's strug-
gle to combat racism continues even
after his death.
About 150 students attended the
speeches and musical performances
at the Residential College in East
Quad. The speeches in part addressed
comments made by LSA Dean Peter
Steiner which have been termed
racist by campus activist groups.
"I'M WELL aware of the
struggles that the students are cur-
rently involved in," said the Rev.
Bernadine Daniels, chaplain intern
for the Wesley Foundation, the Uni-
versity's chapter of the United
Methodist Campus Ministry. Dan-
iels, a University alumna, was the
keynote speaker for the service.
"(The minority students) cry out,"
she said, "because they are made to
feel that the institutions did them a
favor to be here (at the University)."
Drawing biblical parallels, she
Ssaid members of the University ad-
ministration were as oppressive as
the Pharoah's regime in Egypt. "We
are tired of being denied the basic
human dignity we deserve," she said.
DANIELS called Martin Luther
King "a prophet sent from God" and
said "his vision of the promised land
is still within our grasp."
Engineering senior Lawrence
Norris addressed the prevalent per-
ception that Jesus Christ is Cau-
"When the Bible was written, ev-
eryone was Black," he said.
Norris also objected to the cele-
bration of King's birthday on the
Monday after his actual birthday,
HE MADE a parallel with
Christmas Day and Independence
Day, the only two holidays cele-
brated on the exact day of the event.
"Any theologian will tell you
that Jesus wasn't born on December
25," Norris said. "And any fool will
tell you that this nation is not free!"
The audience, which included
University Interim President Robben
Fleming, joined in singing the
spiritual "We Shall Overcome" to-
ward the end of the service.
HOLDING illuminated pen-
lights to represent candles, the audi-
ence paid homage to King's legacy
to end social and racial discrimina-
After the service, Daniels re-
marked on Dean Steiner's list of of-
fensive remarks saying they were
"untimely and insensitive".
"By him refusing to retract his
statement", she said, "he's only ad-
ding fuel to the fire."
Daily graphic by FRED ZINN
Winter's -not over,
be walre offyrostb ite
LANSING (AP) - Gov. James
Blanchard will propose several
education reforms and would consider
supporting an increase in the state
sales tax if the measures were ap-
proved by the legislature, a newspa-
per reported yesterday.
Blanchard was expected to pro-
pose the sweeping education reforms
Wednesday during his annual State
of the State address, The Detroit
-News reported in a copyright story.
Blanchard's press secretary, Tom
Scott, confirmed yesterday that the
governor would support a one per-
centage point increase in the four
percent state sales tax if lawmakers
approve Blanchard's so-called Educa-
tional Excellence Challenge reforms
and close certain tax loopholes.
The Detroit Free Press reported
yesterday that Blanchard will also
propose issuing up to $800 million
in bonds to pay for environmental
cleanups, job programs and im-
provements to public facilities.
An increase in the state sales tax
is being sought to pay for property
tax relief and public education.
Blanchard's reforms would pro-
vide about $276 million a year in
added revenues to Michigan schools.
The newspaper said the eduction
-Broad changes in how school
districts are funded.
-More state control over local ed-
-Basic skill standards for bothi
students and teachers.
The keystone of Blanchard's re
forms would provide $170 million'a
year for statewide "Quality Assur-
Under the proposal, the State
Board of Education would require
students at all grade levels to pass
"minimum core curricula." Students
would be tested to see if they are
meeting goals of the curricula, the
In addition, the proposal would
limit class size to no more than 20
pupils in kindergarten through third
SThe News said Blanchard will
propose four other education pro-
-$80 million a year for preschools
to develop programs for "at-risk'
four-year-olds from poor, troubled of
-$6 million a year for teachers ti
get additional training or take clas
ses. All teachers would be eligible to
receive up to $70 a year.
-$15 million to establish a states
wide dropout prevention program.
-$5 million a year to reward indV-
vidual schools whose at-risk students
demonstrate improvement based on
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
By JILL REINSTEIN
Despite this week's "soaring"
temperatures, University health
officials warn that the threat of
frostbite is far from over.
But University Health Service
has not treated any cases of frost-
bite, and officials at the Univer-
sity Hospital say there has not
been any increase in the number
of frostbite cases due to this win-
ter's frigid temperatures.
Michael Harrison, an official at
the University Hospital, attributes
the lack of an increase in cases to
the publicizing of the cold tem-
"I think that people were men-
tally ready to handle it, and they
knew to dress warmer," Harrison
If fingers and toes are exposed
to extremely cold temperatures for
too long, they man be frostbitten
and require amputation, said Dr.
Roy Kulick of the University
Hospital Pediatric Walk-in Clinic.
But Toni Shears, an official at
the hospital said,."If you're ap-
propriately dressed, I don't think
there's any danger of getting
frostbite just walking to class."
Frostbite is caused by a com-
bination of low temperature and
the amount of time that skin is
exposed. Also, Harrison said, it is
important to dress warmly and
keep dry, because being wet and
cold is more penetrating and
harmful than being dry and cold.
Other keys to prevention are
eating well and drinking liquids.
Food provides calories which pro-
duce heat, and being well-hydrated
helps bodily functions proceed
Some other things to remem-
ber when spending long periods of
time out in the cold are to:
-wear a windproof coat,
-wear layers of clothing, since
this traps warm air around the
-avoid tight clothing, which
cuts off circulation,
-always wear a hat and scarf,
-opt for mittens instead of
gloves, since they are warmer.
Kulick also advises avoiding
alcohol and sedatives. "These are
analgesics to some extent, and
you're not going to pick up on
pain as quickly."
Kulick added that extremities
like ears, earlobes, cheeks, nose,
hands, and feet are most in danger
of getting frostbite because they
are more exposed than the rest of
Martin Luther King Jr.
All held in the Michigan Union,
8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Professor
Jemadari Kamara from the Center
of Afro-American and African
Studies: "Black Politics in the
9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Evett
Perfecto: "Puerto Rico: The
Struggle for Independence"
10 a.m.-lla.m.: Scott Wong:
"Asian Americans and Civil
11:30 a.m.: Unity March:
sponsored by Commemoration of a
Dream Committee. Starts at South
University and Washtenaw.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: "The
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Past
2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Professor Ernie
Wilson from' the Center of Afro-
American and African Studies: "Dr.
King's Internationalist Vision"
3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Professor
Omari Kokole from the Center of
Afro-American and African Studies:
"Repression and Resistance: The
Struggle in Southern Africa"
4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Barbara
Ransby: "Racism and Sexism:
Women in the movement"
Martin Luther King Jr.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Unity
March sponsored by
Commemoration of a Dream
Committee. Starts at South
University and Washtenaw.
All shown in the Michigan Union,
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eyes on
the Prize: The Civil Rights
Era - Episode six. (video)
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a , m .
Children Under Apartheid
(video). - A look at the
realities of living on both sides of
South Africa's system of apartheid.
A dance in honor of Steven Biko
will be performed before the video
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Attica
,--Examines the 1971 prison
insurrection at Attica prison in
2:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Guilty by Reason of Race -
Exposes the internment of
Japanese Americans during World
War II. A discussion with
members of UM Asian Students
Coalition will follow.
Blue Velvet (David Lynch
Michigan Theater 9:00 p.m.
Michigan Theater 7:00 p.m.
Woman kidnaps latter-day Robin
Hood. Italian with subtitles.
Charles D. Moody - "A
Celebration of Our
Interconnectedness, " Common
Ground Theatre Ensemble will
present a short play. A Martin
Luther King Jr. Celebration Event,
2:45, Alumni center.
Ruby, Dee and Ossie Davis-
"Tribute to King," sponsored by
the Black Student Union, 7 p.m.,
Dr. Michael Darlington -
"Processing Properties and Design
of Fiber Reinforced Plastics,"4
p.m., Room 1017, Dow Building.
Dr. Mahmoud Sieny -
"Computer-Aided Translation and
the Arabic Language," 4 p.m.,
3050 Frieze Building.
Alex Cigale and Robert
Hughes - reading from their
works, 8 p.m., Guild House.
Kurt Berggren - "The Shadow
Government: the men behind the
Iran-ConFrom w(0) Aldynes to
W(II) Aldynes via Carbenes,
Carbynes, and Kentenyls, noon,
Talmud Study group - laws of
lost and found, 4:30-5:30 p.m.,
Chabad House 715 Hill, 995-3276.
Organization - 7:15,
Michigan League. contact: Robert
New Dimensions Study
Group- Bring a book that is
important to you in the
development of your New Age
outlook. 7:30 p.m., Geddes Lake
Townhouses Club House.
Olinawan Women's Karate
Club- Beginners class, 7:45-
8:30. Advanced class, 6:30-7:45,
IM Sports Building.
Michigan Mass Meeting - 7
p.m., Wolverine Room, Michigan
Amnesty International '
Campus Group - Mass
,meeting, 7:30 p.m., Kuenzel
Room, Michigan Union.
David Collins - to present a
program of harp music, 12:15
p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton
Symposium on Theater and
Media - sponsored by the
Institure for the Humanities, 8
p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - The
Arizona House will b e g i n
impeachment hearings this week
against Republican Gov. Evan
Mecham, the House Speaker said
yesterday. Mecham also faces the
start of recall proceedings and ar-
raignment on criminal charges.
"We're going ahead with some-
thing," said Republican House
Speaker Joe Lane. "Within a couple
of days, we'll probably have a com-
mittee and we'll start holding hear-
Lane said he would consult today
with House Minority Leader Aft
Hamilton before deciding whether to
appoint a special. panel or use the
House Judiciary Committee. Lane
said if a special panel is formed,
House Judiciary Committee chair-
person Jim Skelly would head it and
Hamilton would pick the Democrats.
Lane's remarks yesterday were the
first confirmation that the Houe
would institute proceedings based on
a special counsel's report that
Mecham concealed a $350,000 cam-
paign loan and improperly borrowed
$80,000 from state funds.
State calls for audit
of Blues' directors
LANSING (AP) - State Attor-
ney General Frank Kelley has asked
for an extensive investigation of of-
ficers and directors at Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Michigan.
In a letter delivered Friday to state
Insurance Commissioner Herman
Coleman, Kelley also demanded that
Coleman refuse to grant the state's
largest health insurer any rate in-
creases until the investigation is
Coleman's office is conducting a
financial audit of the Blues, the first
by state regulators in 12 years, but
Kelley wants the investigation ex-
panded to look into the misuse of
corporate money by officers or di-
"It is your responsibility to en-
sure that the assets of the corpora-
tion are not wasted in violation of
the law...," the letter said.
Kelley quoted a state law under
which the Blues operate as saying:
"Each director or officer ... shall be
individually liable for the misappli-
cation or misuse of corporate
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7.02 only to stifle student input.
MSA President Ken Weine said
Fleming's use of bylaw 2.01 served
to "alienate and polarize the
Fleming, said Weine, "thinks he
can control the process. We refuse to
allow the president to unilaterally
control policy. He's got student
participation under the gun:Here's
this policy. You can attack it, but I
still hold the cards in my hand."
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