Ninety-eight years of editoria freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No, 82
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, January 28, 1988
Copyright 198'8 The Michigan Daily
Some UCAR members laud sanctions
By STEVE KNOPPER
Interim University President Robben
Fleming has recommended that the admin-
istration fight racist speech and actions
with academic sanctions. Many student ac-
tivists counter that administrative sanc-
tions would threaten freedom of speech.
Even the United Coalition Against
Racism - a student group that has de-
manded University action against racial ha-
rassment - has consistently criticized
Fleming's drafted document to deter dis-
criminatory behavior through academic
But anti-racism group opposes 'code'
BUT yesterday several UCAR members
said they do favor sanctions against stu-
dents who perform racist acts.
"As far as I'm concerned, if somebody
attacks somebody else - either racially or
sexually - they should be expelled," said
UCAR member Pam Nadasen, an LSA ju-
nior. Nadasen said the anti-Martin Luther
King fliers found last week at Mosher-Jor-
dan and the airing of a song called "Run,
Nigger, Run" over WCBN campus radio
were examples of racial attacks.
But she said Fleming's proposed "code"
is not acceptable as it stands. "The pro-
posal should apply to faculty and adminis-
trators as well," she explained.
Fleming's document, released two
weeks ago for "community review," out-
lines sanctions such as academic probation
or suspension against students who ver-
bally or physically harass others.
PANELS set up by the University's
17 schools and colleges would judge
whether students are guilty, the document
said, and deans would be granted power to
enforce the guidelines.
Faculty and staff members, under current
Bylaws of the University's Board of Re-
gents, can be dismissed for misconduct,
which includes discrimination and harass-
Most of the regents, the executive offi-
cers, and several deans and professors have
praised the document, calling it a "first
step" toward combatting discriminatory
behavior on campus.
But UCAR has joined the Michigan
Student Assembly in opposition to the
draft. "We're really happy with the stances
that UCAR and LaGROC (Lesbian and
Gay Rights Organizing Committee) have
taken," said MSA President Ken Weine, an
LSA senior. "They realized that Fleming
has taken their demands and turned them
into his demand."
See UCAR, Page 2
By JEFF RUSH
Got time for a few points?
Even if you have time enough for
two 20-minute halves of basketball,
you're not going to slip in too many
points on Lou Henson's Fightin'
Illini (4-2 Big Ten, 14-4 overall,
ranked No. 14 nationally).
Illinois, known throughout the
Big Ten for its tough brand of de-
fense, once again is giving oppo-
nents problems putting the ball in
The Illini, who come to Crisler
Arena tonight at eight, are attempt-
ing to lead the league in fewest
points allowed for the fifth straight'
season. They held opponents to 70.2
points per game last year, and have
allowed only 68 ppg this year.
"At Illinois we're very proud of
our defense," Lou Henson has said in
the past. On that university's list of
accomplishments, defense ranks
r right behind the professor who twice
won the Nobel Prize in physics, and
ranks right ahead of the fact that
most Chicago politicians graduated
But enough about graft in the
See 'M', Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP)- Anthony
Kennedy's Supreme Court nom-
ination sailed unanimously through
the Senate Judiciary Committee
yesterday and went to the Senate
floor for an expected swift
Majority Leader Robert Byrd, D-
W.Va., a committee member, said he
would be willing to waive procedural
requirements to allow a Senate vote
Friday or next Monday on President
Reagan's selection of the federal
appellate judge from Sacramento,
The committee's action was
praised by Reagan and Attorney
General Edwin Meese with the
president saying it "gives us con-
siderable confidence that the nation
will soon have full court." Reagan
said: "I look forward to a positive
vote soon by the Senate that will
bring this distinguished and scholarly
legal mind to the court."
Before the 14-0 vote, senators
praised the 51-year-old Kennedy as
open- minded, an advocate of the
constitutional right of privacy, one
who respected Supreme Court
precedent and a judge with an ex-
pansive view of constitutionally
But liberal senators also said
Kennedy's former memberships in
clubs with few women members, and
some of his more than 400 decisions,
showed an insensitivity to women
and minorities. These lawmakers ex-
pressed hope, however, that Kennedy
would change his views on the job.
"We learned that Judge Kennedy is
a case-by-case judge," said Sen.
Patrick- Leahy, D-V t., whose
comments summed up the liberal
"Nor, it appears, does he have an
agenda to reverse scores of important
Supreme Court decisions. Rather,
Judge Kennedy has respect for many
of the major rulings that the court
has handed down in the last three
Despite the unanimous vote, there
were moments of acrimonious debate
at the committee meeting - not
about Kennedy, but over the defeat of
Reagan's first nominee for the high
court vacancy, Robert Bork.
Bork was so much on senators'
minds that Sen. Arlen Specter, R-
Pa., kept referring to Bork in his
remarks when he meant to say
The most vivid statement came
from Sen. Gordon Humphrey, R-
N.H., who said he was looking for a
reason that Kennedy was cautious
during his confirmation hearings, in
setting boundaries on the right of
Humphrey said he concluded
Kennedy "was being ultra-careful ....
with the entrails of Robert Bork still
on the floor" and "still dangling from
"Judge Kennedy didn't want his
guts ripped out by the senators on
this committee, senators, some of
whom in the debate over the Bork
nomination, wittingly or
unwittingly, functioned as front men
for powerful lobbying groups
opposed to Robert Bork."
Contra protest Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Matt Palm, an LSA sophomore, leads a group protesting U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan Contras out of the Diag
towards Huron and Main. The marchers, upon reaching the center of town, distributed fliers protesting Contra
aid. See story, Page 3.
'U} gets dk
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
The University Medical Center will receive a
federal grant of about $11.2 million for expanded
diabetes research, U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-
Plymouth) announced yesterday.
The University Diabetes Research and Train-
ing Center (DRTC), which will receive the fund-
ing, hopes to use the grant to improve medical
treatment of diabetics and to further the research
for cures of the disease. In addition, the DRTC
will try to implement a better information net-
work within the University so important data can
be more easily found and transmitted between de-
The grant will be supplied by the National
Institutes of Health in Washington. The House
of Representatives' Labor, Health, and Human
tetes research grant
'This...center represents an impor-
tant step forward in the search for
new treatments and knowledge
-U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell
Services committee, of which Pursell is a mem-
ber, allocates funds to the NIH.
"This research and information transfer center
represents an important step forward in the search
for new treatments and knowledge about diabetes.
Its placement at the University of Michigan is
another form of national recognition for the out-
standing efforts undertaken at the university,"
The DRTC was founded 10 years ago to link
the research and treatment fields of diabetes re-
"The center has been restructured under the
new grant to include more departments to help in
the battle against diabetes,"said Douglas Greene,
"The purpose of the grant is to support a
multi-disciplinary, interdepartmental center to
study problems related to diabetes," he said.
Although the exact amount of the grant has
not been confirmed, the NIH is expected to accept
the $11.2 million figure within the next few
days. The final figure hinges on the United States
budget passed by Congress, Greene said.j
Israeli unrest grows
over beating policy,
McInerney speaks on
making books, films
By JEFF ARCHER
The only thing worse than trying
to get a book published is trying to
sell it to the movies, author Jay
McInerney told about 400 people
last night at Rackham Auditorium.
The up-and-coming author of
Bright Lights, Big City, read from
his forthcoming book and related.his
experiences in the publishing and
McInerney described his trying
experiences with helping to make
Bright Lights, Big City into a
motion picture. He said he struggled
for years with Hollywood executives
who hadn't ever read his book but
published, Bright Lights, Big City,
often referring to what he called, "the
impossible nature of books." He said
only 15,000 copies of his book were
made, but when Hollywood
executives decided to make a movie
of it, sales increased.
He said he wonders how many
books manage to stay in existence,
but he discovered the answer is
"It's really amazing that books
ever manage to find the readers," he
McInerney said he felt the effects
of this committee-run film industry.
when it was proposed that his book
JERUSALEM (AP) - Newspa-
pers published reports yesterday of
soldiers beating Palestinians and one
quoted a trooper as saying he was or-
dered to club Arabs at random, not
just rioters as Defense Minister
Yitshak Rabin has declared.
Soldiers in the occupied Gaza
Strip hit and kicked members of a
CBS - TV crew who filmed other
troopers arresting and striking a
Palestinian. The army apologized.
In an Arab neighborhood o f
Jerusalem, police armed with assault
rifles and clubs fired tear gas and.
rubber bullets at about 75 young
"Somebody there will get his head
smashed. We'll break their bones,"
Associated Press reporterSergei
Shargorodsky heard a policeman say.
The officers entered only the edge of
the neighborhood and the protest
ended without casualties.
Palestinians began rioting Dec. 8
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,
which Israel captured from Jordan and
Gaza it did not identify as saying
soldiers vied for the "privilege" of
leading detainees into a detention
camp. The liberal daily said the op-
portunity was used to beat Arabs
despite orders that forbid beatings af-
ter a protest has ended or an arrest
Ralin announced the beating pol-
icy last week, saying blows were
more humane than bullets in stop-