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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 18, 1988- Page 5

Compufair displays
innovative technology

By MICAH SCHMIT
A $4,000 touch-sensitive com-
puter screen, musical computers, and
laptops to fit almost any budget
marked the first day of the Univer-
sity's fourth annual Compufair.
Compufair - a chance for 20
major computer-related corporations
to display their latest hard and soft-
ware - is the largest student-run
computer fair in the nation, accord-
ing to co-chair Joe Sorek, an LSA
senior.
Although some models were
available for purchasing, participants
mostly came to showcase their tech-
nology.

The fair has two goals, said
Sorek. One is "to give students an
opportunity to find out about differ-
ent computer technology and what
they have to offer. The other is to
raise money for charity."
Leaders in Prevention, a group
which is committed to drug and al-
cohol education in area schools, is
receiving the proceeds from the
rental fees charged to vendors. The
group will receive from $2,000 to
$3,000 after fair costs are covered,
said Sorek.
The fair will be continued today
from 9 to 5 on the second floor of
the Michigan Union. Organizers ex-

pect several thousand people to stop
by.
"There is a good display of vari-
ous vendors, and its good to see
what's out there," said Shaun Sen-
siba, a first year MBA student, said
but "most of the stuff I don't think I
could afford."
Bill Schoneman a first year law
student, called the fair a "good idea"
and boasted, "I got a frisbee out of
the deal."
He and fellow first year law stu-
dent Jamal El-Hindi agreed that the
fair was informative, but said there
should have been greater publicity to
attract more interested students.

Daily Photo by DAVID LUBLINER

Latin American Solidarity Committee member Robert Carris passionately protests the recent deployment of
troops to Honduras at yesterday's protest outside the Fleming building.

rotest
Continued from Page 1
Not Contra Terror", "Honduras needs Autonomy Not
Militarization" and chanted "Stop the lies - no more
Vietnam."
"The only invasion taking place is the U.S. sending
troops into Honduras," said David Austin, an LSA ju-
nior and LASC member, adding, "If he (Reagan) is do-
ing it to get more support (for the contras from
Congress), I think it's going to backfire."
Passersby stopped to watch, and in many cases, to
join the protest, while rush-hour motorists were con-
fronted by protesters standing on the curb brandishing
their signs.
David Allen, an Ann Arbor resident who joined the
protest after it began said, "I like it. It's what they
should have done- a long time ago, when it first
started."
After about 45 minutes of marching, speakers
representing LASC, the Interfaith Council For Peace,
the American Friends Service Commitee, and the
World Hunger Education Action Committee gave short
addresses to the crowd.
"I'm here walking in solidarity with you and them
(the people of Central America) to say 'let Nicaraguans
live and grow as they will'," said Peter Beavus, presi-
dent of Ann Arbor's chapter of the Interfaith Council
For Peace.
At approximately 4:50, the protesters tried to enter
the Federal Building to continue their protesting, but
all the front doors had been locked. They then tried to
get into the building through a connecting door in the
post office, and a security officer denied them entrance,
ignoring the protesters claims that the federal building
was open to the public until 5:00. The guard then pro-

ceeded to hold the door closed until five, when the
protesters backed off and allowed him to lock the door.
Ann Arbor police captain Robert Conn, who quietly
observed the protest, said "I'm here because they have a
right to be here. I've never had a problem with their
(the protesters) cooperation. That is what America is
all about."
But yesterday's reactions were not all anti-contra.
Roberto Frisancho, President of the Coalition for
Democracy in Latin America and engineering junior,
said that he felt Reagan's sending U.S. troops into
Honduras was a wise decision militarily, "unless it
brings us to war.'
"Basically, the main purpose was to protect the
contras because the Sandanistas have been pursuing
them for the past few days," Frisancho said.
"The U.S. did it not to protect Honduras from an
invasion, but to pose a threat (to the Sandinistas). If
they know the U.S. is nearby, they will be more care-
ful about pursuing the contras."
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Civil rights activist to speak on
fighting racism, eim' oor~
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By JIM PONIEWOZIK concerning racism and sexism in respect, they tend to dilut
Famed civil rights activist, au- American society, including If They ues. She hasn't done that,
thor, and two-time American Com- Come in the Morning and Women, that's really admirable," s
munist Party vice presidential candi- Race and Class. member and LSA jur
date Angela Davis will speak on "As people gain recognition and Nadasen.
"Fighting Racism and Sexism in the
1980s" at the Rackham Auditorium
tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Davis, a professor of philosophy
at San Francisco State University,
became known in the early '70s for
her involvement in civil rights cases
and for her controversial firing from
the University of California-Los An- "
geles after the university administra- Spo rs
tion learned that she was a member
of the American Communist party.
Davis's speech is sponsored by
the United Coalition Against LIFEGUARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Racism. UCAR member and LSA
senior David Fletcher said the group THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS I
asked Davis to speak because her past NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIOSN FOR LIFEGUARD
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provides a strong example for today's
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Sharpeville Six
celebrate stay
of execution
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(AP) - Supporters of the
"Sharpeville Six" celebrated by
singing freedom songs yesterday
when a judge granted a one-month
stay of execution 15 hours before the
black prisoners were to be hanged.
Justice Willem Human, who sen-
tenced the five men and one woman
to death three years ago for complic-
ity in a mob killing, said there was
new evidence that a day prosecution
witness had perjured himself during
the trial.
There have been worldwide calls
for clemency for the six.
Scores of blacks inside Pretoria
Supreme Court broke into applause
when Human announced his decision.
Several hundred more people outside
cheered, raised clenched fists and sang
freedom songs before police ordered
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