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Weekend
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Smith said women were not given positions
of power in the media when she first started
working after college, but that this situation has
changed in the recent past.
She said that many of the departments at the
Boston Globe are now headed by women.
"Things have changed," Smith said. "We
wanted the changes to be more drastic. No matter
".'at some of the changes have been, they have
-not come as fast as I would have liked."
But Smith said sexism still exists in the
''newsroom.
"A woman can't really win. If she's too
'aggressive, she's labeled a bitch. If she is laid
back, she's lazy. If she gets along with everyone,

she's labeled an easy mark," Smith said.
"I think that the only way attitudes are going
to change is to have men and women talking
together. They need to question and rethink some
of the attitudes we have," Smith said.
"I SEE TOO much hostility," Smith said
about male journalists. "Some men feel that
women have got it made. Some white men in
particular, think Black women have it made. It's
just not true."
But Anne Rueter, assistant editor for the
Connections section of the Ann Arbor News, and
a panelist at the forum the next day, said sexism
does not exist at the Ann Arbor News, where
men and women hold equal positions of power.
"There is no question women are accepted as
reporters," Rueter said. "They don't feel like
underdogs. They don't feel like they are in the
minority."
RUETER was joined by three other women

journalists from the Michigan Daily and WCBN
radio station.
CBN Program Director Jeanne Gilliland said
sexism is still an obstacle at the radio station.
"It's hard getting respect at CBN because there
are more males on the staff. (Women) have to
work twice as hard. (Women) really have to
know their stuff," Gilliland said.
IN ADDITION to the keynote speech and
panel discussion, the weekend's symposium
featured art by women University students and a
photography exhibit about sexism in advertising.
The photographs were enlarged prints of
advertisements from women's magazines like
Vogue and Glamour, depicting women as sex
objects. Information about sexism in society and
the "myths and facts" of rape was posted next to
each photo, said RC Sophomore Megan Barber,
the coordinator of the art exhibit.

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Sensitivity
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director of the workshop, said TAs
were targeted because they are ex-
posedato many undergraduates and
have a direct impact on their stu-
dents. "Most minorities are aware of
the barriers that exist in society, and
that U of M is no different," Wallace
said.
Through the program, he added,
"TAs could have an opportunity to
learn about the barriers and practical
ways to make a difference."
Registration forms were sent to
all 1,400 TAs who were teaching
this term. American Institutions TA
Meg Kruizenga, a program facilita-
tor, said the participants were
"people who are already interested in
the issues of racism and sexism, as
evidenced by the fact that they signed
up for the course.
The training was sponsored by
the Graduate Employees Organiza-
tion and offices of Disabled Student
Services.
Wallace said the program was
"the brainchild of four members of
the GEO." The GEO proposal com-
mittee received funding for the pro-
posal from last year's $1 million
Undergraduate Initiative Fund, and
plans to reapply this year.
"The GEO proposal writers ap-

pnea to the Undergraduate Initiative
Fund as opposed to the funding for
minority programs because we feel
that this program would not only be
helpful to minority students, but to
others, (such as) women, the physi-
cally challenged, gays and lesbians,"
Schafer said.
The TAs were paid to participate
in the program, Schafer said, because
they are professionals who, like
many others, get paid for their pre-
job training. The TAs were paid at
the same rate as their regular TA du-
ties.
The basis of the program is a
book called, "White Awareness," by
Judith Katz. The book is aimed at
white males, but program partici-
pants consisted of white males, fe-
males, and foreign TAs.
Upon arrival, the participants
were put into homogeneous groups
according to race and sex designed to
"provide a non-threatening environ-
ment to talk in," while discussing
the workshop topics, which included
films and group exercises, said Price.
The limited time available for the
one-day workshop was the major
complaint by those involved with
the program.
Wallace said, "this is just the be-
ginning, we're not going to cure this
problem over night with one small
four-hour workshop." Members of
the GEO will be turning in an eval-
uation report and hope to gain fund-
ing for similar projects in the future.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
U.S. copters elude Gulf attack
MANAMA, Bahrain - American helicopters on a reconnaissance
flight escaped yesterday after drawing heavy machine gun fire from an oil
platform and several boats in the central Persian Gulf, U.S. officials said.
Iran was believed to be behind the attack. No casualties were reported.
The attack came about 25 hours after a U.S. warship, on patrol farther
north, fired at what were believed to be Iranian speedboats moving toward
one of the Navy's offshore supply barges.
The two encounters shattered one of the longest periods of quiet in the
gulf since the gulf's so-called "tanker war" began four years ago. There
have been no reported attacks on shipping by either Iraq or Iran since Feb.
12.
But the two warring nations continued yesterday to trade savage
missile attacks on each other's cities. The Iraqi News Agency said Iraq
fired five long-range rockets into Tehran and jet fighters bombed 10
Iranian cities in retaliation for Iran's "criminal attacks on Iraqi civilian
areas.
Two officials say state durnp
will not harm environment
KALAMAZOO - A dump for radioactive waste from nuclear power
plants, hospitals and laboratories can be built in Michigan without
threatening public health or the environment, a key state official and a
research scientist said.
"All indications we have are that this task can be done safely in
Michigan," said David Hales, commissioner of Michigan's Low Level
Radioactive Waste Authority. "We don't take that as an assumption, we
take that as something that can be demonstrated."
Hales will be at Western Michigan University's Fetzer Center in
Kalamazoo tomorrow night to discuss criteria for the state's first
radioactive waste dump.
Young details cemetery plan
DETROIT - Mayor Coleman Young took out an advertisement in
newspapers yesterday to explain plans to use a cemetery as a buffer zone
for nearby City Airport, saying the plans had been distorted by
"misinformation and outright lies."
In a letter as part of a full-page advertisement in yesterday's editions of
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, Young said his goal is to assure
that Gethsemane Cemetery "provides a final resting place of beadty and
dignity for those who are buried there."
The city wants to grade and level nearly half of the cemetery and
restrict visits so City Airport can accommodate full-size jetliners.
Tibetans protest Chinese rule
BEIJING - Thousands of rioting Tibetans set bonfires in Lhasa's
streets and several people were killed during more than 12 hours of
clashes with police, according to reports reaching Beijing yesterday.
Police fired bullets and tear gas at protesters Saturday and three to nine
people were killed, according to the unconfirmed reports from Western
sources in Lhasa.
The dead included one Tibetan monk and two Chinese police officers,
the reports said. Calm was restored late Saturday and no further violence
was reported yesterday.
The protesters were demanding Tibet's independence from China. The
riots came at the close of a major Buddhist festival in Tibet's capital.
It was the first anti-Chinese violence reported in Tibet since Oct. 1,
when about 2,000 angry Tibetans stoned and torched a police station and
police opened fire. At least 14 people were killed.

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Threat
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Jumping for joy Daily Photo by USA WAX
King Elementary School students enjoy the sunny weather yesterday at a
playground on Green Road. Fernando Payne sends Demonte Hamilton
flying using a wooden springboard.

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Although MSA usually passes
resolutions during full assembly
meetings on Tuesday nights, MSA
President Ken Weine, an LSA se-
nior, said the death threat required an
emergency response. The resolution
was passed unanimously by the ten
steering committee members pre-
sent; the full assembly can veto the
resolution by a majority vote when
it meets tomorrow.
UCAR steering committee mem-
ber Kim Smith, an LSA senior, said
the reward surprised her."It's quite a
large reward," she said. "But people
don't just (make death threats) and
then tell a lot of people."
She added that it was important
that MSA "make a stand" because
"few people work as hard as
UCAR... to be put under pressure by
being threatened is not fair."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor) said the resolution "seemed ap-
propriate," but that MSA should
have waited for the investigations to
be completed before offering the re-

ward.
Weine responded, "If MSA were
to wait for the administration's bu-
reaucratic investigation into racist
acts, nothing would ever happen."
MSA will fund the reward from
the assembly's executive officers'
budget, but some students said the
money could be used in better ways.
"(MSA) should probably have put
it off for a week to let students know
that they are thinking about it," said
business school senior Craig Shere.
The Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion, Michigan State Police and
campus security launched investiga-
tions into the death threat Friday.
Ann Arbor Police began an investi-
gation into the incident after being
informed of the incident Tuesday
night.
Campus security investigators
made a recording of the threatening
message Friday and plan to submit it
for voice analysis, said Diirector of
Public Safety Leo Heatley. He said
the results of the analysis will be
provided to the other parties involved
in the investigation.
The federal and state authorities
could not be reached for comment
yesterday.

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EXTRAS
'Pit stops' steer students
towards sobriety in the sun
RINGGOLD, Ga. - Students headed for Florida and spring break fun
in the sun are pulling into "Pit Stops" in two states, which offer coffee,
doughnuts, and sober advice on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Students are "very aware of what can happen to them," said Students
Against Drunk Diving founder Bob Anastas. "But they have to be
reminded...that if you party, if you go off the deep end, death is lurking
for you."
"These pit stops are the constant reminder they need," Anastas said
Friday as he helped open one at the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate
75 just south of the Tennesse line.
Along with refreshments, the Pit Stops hand out kits with brochures,
blood-alcohol charts and other information on highway safety and
responsible consumption.
The Pit Stops 'are co-sponsored by state tourism and highway
departments, but the idea came from brewing giant Anheuser-Busch.
If you see news happen, call 76-DAILY.

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Trial
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of the plaintiff, with awards ranging
from a $300,000 to $3 million.
Stein said this indicates that, "the
[legal] system isn't perfect." How a
case is argued can outweigh the facts
in the courtroom, he said.
In many cases, following the
verdict, the judge, attorneys, and ju-
rors would discuss the results of the
trial. Jurors would rationalize why
they arrived at their verdict, as well
as critiquing the disposition and
poise of the attorneys. Jurors and
law students alike emphasized the
value and fun of this part of the
mock trials.
Rich Rossman, a Detroit attor-
ney, played a judge in the trials for
the second year in a row.

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