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The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 1, 1988- Page 3
CIA protester Marcuse to

receive trial date
By MELISSA RAMSDELL would handle the pro
Graduate student Harold Marcuse, charged with as- said. Rose refused toc
saulting a police officer and a University Public Safety BOTH ALLEGE
administrator, is expected to receive an official trial date frontation between s
during a pre-trial session this morning. Marcuse officers, and police d
pleaded not-guilty to the charges at his Dec.10 ar- at CPP last Novemb
raignment. 30 protesters attempte
Defense attorney Jonathan Rose and prosecuting at- cers into the area whe
torney Ronald Plunkett, the assistant city attorney, ductee police repor
will meet with Judge Pieter Thomassen this morning bor Detective Dougl
to exchange information about witnesses and testi- against him with hi:
monies that will be used during the upcoming trial. player would block"
Marcuse was charged with assaulting the officials at tempting to knock hir
a student protest during recruiting interviews by the Barbour was able t
Central Intelligence Agency at the University's Career out of the hallway a
Planning and Placement office last November. held, the report says. I
MARCUSE said the charges against him could be soreness in his back.
dropped before the pre-trial due to new evidence - In a second attem
photographs of the alleged assaults taken by one of the cers said they observe
demonstrators - but he said this is unlikely. He said of Public Safety Rob
Plunkett met with Rose to see the photos Friday. the back, and knock h
Neither attorney could be reached for comment yes- AT THIS point,
terday, but Plunkett said Wednesday that he did not groin. Marcuse craw
plan on dismissing the case before the pre-trial. and was arrested for
Marcuse also disclosed plans Wednesday to file a the scuffle was over.
civil suit against Assistant Director of the University Patrick later told
Department of Public Safety, Robert Patrick, for kick- incident that he kick
ing Marcuse during the same November demonstration. to protect himself an
Patrick claimed the incident was in self-defense. report did not include
Marcuse said he and Rose were still compiling a nesses of the attacks1
testimony and would not say when he would file the but several studentss
suit. If a suit is filed, City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw See M

today
secution against Patrick, Marcuse
comment.
D assaults stemmed from a con- .
tudent protesters, campus safety
uring CIA recruitment interviews
er. Fighting broke out when the
ed to force their way past the offi'
ere the interviews were being cori
t describing the incident, Ann Ar-
as Barbour said Marcuse pushed
s shoulder "much as a football ,
and shoved him into a wall, at-
m down.
to restrain Marcuse and move him
where the interviews were being,
Barbour complained afterwards of
pt to rush into the hallway, offi-
d Marcuse grab Assistant Director
ert Pifer from behind, knee him in
him to the ground.
Patrick kneed Marcuse in the
'led away from the scene in pain
assault by Detective Barbour when
a police officer investigating the
ed Marcuse because he was trying
d Pifer from being assaulted. The
e any testimony from student wit-
by Marcuse on Barbour and Pifer,
said they saw Patrick assault Mar-
ARCUSE, Page 5

Doily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Skinned alive
A group of students celebrate a Washington Redskins touchdown in the first half of the Super Bowl in the T.V.
room of West Quad's Michigan House.

... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

SALSA
celebrates
Chicano
history

By JIM PONIEWOZIK
The Socially Active Latino Stu-
dent Association (SALSA) is spot-
lighting the cultural heritage and so-
cial concerns of Mexican-Americans
in its celebration of Chicano History
Week, which begins today. The an-
nual event will place greater empha-
sis this year on political problems
facing Chicanos, said SALSA co-
chair Adoleena Gonzalez.
The week's activities will begin

today at 6:00 p.m. with an invita-
tion-only dinner and opening cere-
monies at the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union, featuring guest
speaker Dennis Valdez, assistant
professor of Chicano studies and
history at the University of Min-
nesota.
SALSA member Elsa Barboza
said Vice-Provost for Minority Af-
fairs Charles Moody may not be able
to speak at the dinner due to illness.

SALSA is also sponsoring a po-
litical forum addressing Hispanic
concerns Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.,
with speakers Juan Andrade, execu-
tive director of the Midwest Voter
Registration Education Project, and
Joan Carasco, coordinator of the
Cristo Rey Counseling in Lansing.
On Friday night, SALSA will
host a showing of the movie "La
Bamba" at 7:30 p.m. in the Goddard
Lounge of Oxford Houses.

Experts discuss racism,
1st amendment rights

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Iowa paper backs Dole
and Simon in caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -
Iowa's largest circulating daily
newspaper yesterday endorsed Re-
publican Bob Dole and Democrat
Paul Simon in the state's Feb. 8
presidential caucuses.
The Des Moines Register, in
departing from a tradition of not en-
dorsing candidates before the cau-
cuses, rejected Vice President George
Bush for supporting the Iran-Contra
deal and said Democrats would not
have to apologize if any of their
party's candidates won, except Gary
Hart.
The newspaper gave its approval
to the two senators from nearby
Midwestern states in side-by-side
editorials and explained its decision
to make the unusual endorsements in
a separate column by editor James P.
Gannon.
No other large Iowa daily so far
has endorsed candidates in the
precinct presidential selection pro-
cess, which provides the first voter
test for six Republican and seven
Democratic candidates.
The Register, which has readers
across the state, where candidates
have focused' much of their early
campaign, said that while it dis-
agreed with Senate Republican leader
Dole of Kansas on a number of is-
sues, "it is usually possible to tell
where he is coming from. And it is
from a good place - traditional
midwestern Republicanism."

The paper noted Dole has teamed
up with liberal Democrats to back
civil rights and food stamp programs
in Congress, characterizing his per-
formance as one of "pragmatism,
shrewd politics and compassion all
at once."
It also said it would be a relief to
have a president who would work
with Congress, rather than against
it, especially because of the need for
cooperation to cut the deficit.
"The clincher is that Dole seems
to sense what the nation needs, after
years of obsession with building
military strength," it said. "Dole
emphasizes turning to domestic
concerns such as education, child
care, health and community service."
The Register said it believes Si-
mon, from neighboring Illinois, is
the best Democratic candidate, in
part because of a long and unwaver-
ing record that shows "a man who
has decent instincts and sticks by
them."
"He offers the correct diagnosis:
The United States has diverted too
much of its resources into the mili-
tary rivalry with the Soviet Union
while Japan and Western Europe,
less burdened by military expendi-
tures, forge ahead in the economic
rivalry," the newspaper said.
The Register questioned Bush's
judgment on leading foreign policy
issues and his role in the Iran-Contra
affair.

By STEVE KNOPPER
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Racist speech is
protected by the First Amendment,
two legal experts said during a forum
Friday at St. Mary's Community
Center. But a University law profes-
sor told the audience of about 60
students, alumni, and local citizens
that racial attacks by students ought
to be punished.
The debate, sponsored by the
Metropolitan Detroit American Civil
Liberties Union, was prompted by
Interim University President Robben
Fleming's recently relea'sed draft
proposal to impose punishments,
including academic probation or
suspension, against students who
verbally or physically harass others.
Erwin Ellman, a Southfield
attorney, criticized punishment for
speech. "Racial epithets - however
offensive, however mean-spirited -
unless they imminently threaten a
riot or public disturbance, are per-
missible and protected by the First
Amendment," Ellman said. "By what
logic can we say that a much less
stringent standard can be applied at a
public university?"
ATTORNEY R O L L A N D
O'Hare also defended people's rights
to free speech of any kind, including
racist speech. "Freedom that is the
most difficult to protect is the right
to express opinions that people
loathe," O'Hare said. "The more
people who loathe them, the more
we need to protect them."
"At the moment, there is a certain
level of zealotry about the eradica-
tion of evil in our society - sexism
and racism," O'Hare continued.
"That zealotry is a threat to the First
Amendment. The difference is that
this is done by 'good people."'
But University Law Prof.
Sallyanne Payton argued that racist
behavior is more abusive than
generally offensive behavior. She
cited last year's incident in which
two students aired racist remarks on
WJJX campus radio, and an alleged
incident in a campus elevator where
two white women lifted up a Black
woman's dress to see her "tail."
"It's the University's positive
duty to provide a non-discriminatory
environment," Payton said. "We're
not trying to enforce general behav-
ior. If (students) call each other 'fat'
or 'dumb,' that's okay; they can be
as rude as they want to be, and be-
lieve me, they are plenty rude. This
racial stuff seems to be outside of

the general comfortable abusiveness
that comes out of the undergraduate
population."
PAYTON EMPHASIZED
that students' remarks can be more
offensive than those of adults, be-
cause "these are young people who
maybe are not aware of what they're
doing." Students do not always un-
derstand the implications of racially
insulting remarks, she said, even
though their speech is protected by
the Constitution.
Payton distributed copies of
Fleming's proposal at the forum,
but said she was not prepared to dis-
cuss specific points in the draft.
Several students who attended the
forum were upset that Payton only
mentioned students' racist behavior
and said her remarks were conde-
scending.
"As a 23-year-old University stu-
dent, I am deeply offended by your
remarks, as well as your repeatedly
referring to University students as
little children," Rackham graduate
student Brian Haus told Payton. "My
mother gave up trying to tell me
what I can say many years ago. I
don't see how I can relinquish that
responsibility to an administrator at
the University."
LSA JUNIOR Mike Phillips;
chair of the Michigan Student As-
sembly's student rights committee,
said, "You've made it seem like the
bad people here are students - that's
wrong. You can't create an ivory
tower by kicking out the students
you don't want."
Ellman took issue with Flem-
ing's proposal to set up hearings
within the 17 schools and colleges
for students who break the proposed
rules. "Does the University
automatically have the right to as-
sume a substitute prosecutorial
funcution?" Ellman asked. "If so,
what safeguards are to be employed?
The same as we expect from the po-
lice? These are the kinds of questions
which perplex me."
If a student commits a crime,
Phillips said, the case is more ap-
propriately handled by the Ann Ar-
bor police and civil courts.
But Payton, who agreed that
Fleming's proposal would give the
University "police power," said most
other universities would take action
against some kind of assault.

TLHE IST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

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Watch out!Dh
Seven-year old Andrea Terry and her little friend pay heed to a warning
sign while walking through Barton Pond Park Friday.
Robertson holds 'rump'
convention at primary
(continud fmPage) control of their petty little political
to New Hampshire to speak at the fiefdoms."
"rump" convention, told his sup- He called the planned convention
porters "what we have seen in a "renegade" meeting and swore to
Michigan is an attempt by a few to carry the battle to the Republican
mislead a vast number, to maintain National Convention in August.

Speakers
Herman Suyemoto and Keith
Taylor - "Guild House Writers
Series," 8:00 p.m., Guild House.
Nugget Burkhart -b"Exercise
in the Treatment of Diabetes,"
7:30-9:00 p.m., Trinity Lutheran
Church.
Meetings
UAC/Comedy Company -
mass meeting, 7:15 p.m. Rm.
4224 East Engineering.
Amnesty International -
7:30 p.m., Rm. 439 Mason Hall.
United Jewish Appeal -
Solicitation training, 7:00 p.m.
Pendleton Rm. of the Union.
International Center -
Brownbag talk on Custom-tailor-

ing, registration required, 9:00 am-
11 a.m. (763-7630)
Computering Center Course
- "dBASE IIl Plus Part 2," 3001
School of Education Building, reg-
istration required, 1:00-5:00 p.m.,
(763-7630)
Computing Center Course -
"Monday Programmers' Seminars,"
4003 School of Education Build-
ing, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Department of Chemistry, Inor-
ganic Chemistry - TBA, 4:00
p.m., Rm. 1200 Chemistry Build-
ing.
Giant Tape Sale - East Quad
Music CO-Op, 1:00 p.m.-5:00
p.m., Fishbowl.
Sharpening Your Interview
Skills - 4:10 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.,
Career Planning and Placement

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