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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom

Vol. IC, No. 2

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 9, 1988

Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

So begins 20th yj ir
;at helm. See Daily
football supplement.
FBI to
for 'U'
The FBI wants you.
But not all University students
want it coming to campus next week
to recruit students for 440 positions
left vacant by retiring employees.
The aging FBI is stepping up
recruitment on college campuses to
draw the best and brightest graduate
students in law, engineering, foreign
language and business from across
the state, a bureau agent said.
More than 15,000 applicants
contact the bureau each year, but
agents say that only by recruiting
can they target women and minori-
ties who may not consider the FBI a
career option.
Recruiters will make their first
University appearance Sept. 14 at an
informational session in the Law
But they will not be the only
ones heard talking about the FBI.
A protest has already been
planned by members of the National
Lawyers' Guild and the Latin Amer-
ica Solidarity Committee, which
have labeled the FBI racist, sexist,
and homophobic, said Dave Bach-
man, a member of the guild.
"It is offensive to us that FBI re-
cruiters will be on campus," said
Dave Bachman, a guild member.
"Given the University's anti-
discrimination policy, it is inappro-
priate to have the FBI engaging in a
campaign to improve their image,"
he said.
The FBI, he pointed out, is
presently entangled in racial law
suits from its own employees.
Special Agent Robert Mott, the
FBI recruitment coordinator in
Michigan, said he hopes recruitment
can turn around the negative image.
"The FBI has always been a
white, male organization - its im-
age has kept many from choosing it
as a career option," Mott said. But
the bureau will not use racial or
See FBI, Page 9




RANGOON, Burma (AP) -
About one million people, including
Catholic nuns, intelligence officers,
and the blind, took to the streets yes-
terday to demand democracy, and vig-
ilantes beheaded three people who
tried to poison protesters.
The state-controlled Radio Ran-
goon said security forces fired on a
crowd of 500 looters in the suburbs
of the capital, wounding 17. The
radio also said seven corpses with
stab wounds were found floating in
Rangoon's Inya Lake.
Yesterday's protest was the largest
since an estimated one million
marched in Rangoon on Aug. 24 in
the biggest demonstration since the
1962 military coup.
A sea of people surged through
the city. The demonstrators want to
bring down the government of pres-
ident Maung Maung and end 26 years
of one-party authoritarian rule.
More demonstrations were planned
for today, with some opposition
groups hoping the general strike
could be sustained until the govern-
ment gives into demands for a multi-
party democracy. A newly formed
union of bank employees said all
Rangoon banks would be shut down
More than six embassies, includ-
ing the British, planned to evacuate
dependents as soon as possible. Dip-
lomats said Japan, the Soviet Union,
and China sent out dependents and aid
experts earlier.
Evacuations of foreign nationals
were delayed because the strike at
Rangoon Airport forced cancellation

of all flights to Bangkok, Thailand.
The American Embassy planned to
start evacuating its 100 dependants,
and sources said a special flight may
be arranged
Yesterday's march was largely
peaceful, but sources said a mob
killed two men and a woman who
gave poisoned ice water to several
demonstrators, including schoolchil-
The sources said that after the trio
confessed to having been paid $42
each to poison protesters, a mob
dragged them outside a monastery,
beat then to death and beheaded them,
hanging their heads on posts at a
major intersection. It was not clear
whether any protestors were poison-
Residents said more than 700,000
protesters marched in the central city
of Mandalay, 350 miles north of
Rangoon, and in Monywa, an im-
portant trading town 60 miles north-
west of Mandalay. More than
100,000 marched in Moulmein, the
Mon State capital 50 miles southeast
of Rangoon.
A western analyst in Bangkok said
that despite the great show of anti-
government force, the top leaders
appeared to be "going ahead with
their own timetable" of holding"a
special congress Monday to pave the
way for a referendum on Burma's
future. He said the powerful military
also appeared to be basically intact
despite some defections and "waver-

/fi. Photo
Notre Dame junior fullback Braxton Banks runs up the middle during last season's 26-7
Fighting Irish victory over Michigan. The Wolverines travel to South Bend tomorrow to
open up their 1988 college football season.
'M'-11Iri*sh: 'Again,

Last season was not exactly a
vintage one for Michigan football.
Four losses prevented the Wol-
verines from packing their summer
clothes to bring to Pasadena.
The year was even worse for head
coach Bo Schembechler. Not only
did he endear the losses, but he also
had to undergo treatment for kidney
stones and then quadruple heart by-
Starting tailback Tony Boles
is ineligible. See p. 20.
pass surgery. A painful year. But
now, Schembechler, and fans alike,
can hardly wait for tomorrow nights
opening game against Notre Dame

Blue looks
to avenge
last year
(9:00 p.m. Ch. 2).
"87 was my fault," Schembechler
said. "I did a poor job of coaching. I
wasn't feeling good and I was
coaching on one knee. I'll be the
first to admit I wasn't very good. I
really wanted to be, but when I'm
not good, they're not good. When
I'm right, they're right. Right now,
I'm right. It's exciting. Isn't it great

going into the season?"
One thing that Schembechler
isn't excited about is going into
South Bend to play at night. The
idea of a night game is about as
appealing to Schembechler as it is to
Wrigleyville residents.
"I think playing at night is
wrong, but it's not my home game,"
Schembechler said. "It's not fair to
the players or the people who go to
the game. The players have to wait
around and our people who drive
from all over have to spend the night
in a hotel. That's not fair."
Tomorrow night will also signify
the end of months of speculation
See Irish, p. 20

'U' welcomes
minority students

Local, national
10 3 1


neat up
Dukakis both recently campaigned in
Michigan - one skirmish in the
battle for the state's 20 electoral
votes. Bush cast a fishing line into
Lake Erie after an environmental
speech and Dukakis, who received an
endorsement from the AFL-CIO,
participated in Detroit's Labor Day
- But the presidential battle has
been tame next to the heated battle
over a statewide referendum on Med-
icaid-funded abortions. A pro-life
group, Right to Life of Michigan,
submitted nearly a half-million sig-
natures on petitions to force the ref-
erendum that, if passed, would pro-
hibit the state from using Medicaid
funds to pay for abortions for poor
women, except to save the life of the
woman. There is no provision for
rape or incest victims.
Opposing the referendum are the
People's Campaign for Choice,
State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Ar-
bor), State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-
Ann Arbor), Detroit Mayor Coleman

Vice Provost for Minority
AffairsDr. Charles Moody welcomed
about 300 new minority students to
the University last night by en-
couraging them to participate in
campus activist groups.
"You might as well stand for
what you believe in," he said. "No
one did you a favor by letting you
come to the University. This is your
institution. You belong here."
University administrators, of-
ficials, and student leaders also spoke
to the group as part of the fourth
annual minority student welcome
"It's positive publicity," said
Mark Strong, an LSA first-year
student. "I know many people who
turned down U of M who were
highly qualified, just because of the
racism problem that we're having."
Newly-appointed University
President James Duderstadt also
spoke, touting his diversity program
and urging students to challenge the
administration to provide an envi-
ronment for success.
But first-year student Natalie
Lyons said, "I think more has to be
stressed on actually getting a degree."

Rep. Carl Pursell, who has repre-
sented the Second Congressional
District, an area stretching from
Wayne County to Jackson and en-
compassing Ann Arbor and the Uni-
versity, is being challenged by State
Sen. Pollack.
Pursell, a moderate Republican
member of Congress, has incensed
activist groups on campus in the
past by voting in favor of sending
aid to the Nicaraguan contras, but he
has sometimes abstained from the
When asked for an observation on

... welcomes new students
She said although the administrators
boasted about an increase in minority
recruitment, the percentage of min-
orities who graduate is more im-
Representatives from the
Asian American Association, the
Black Student Union, the Socially
Active Latino Student Association,
and the Native American community
spoke briefly about their organ-
izations' goals.
Students also had a chance to
talk with administrators, officials,
and student leaders at a reception
following the ceremony. Duderstadt
left after his speech and did not attend
the cerem ony . h en n
Althoug~h the orientation ret.

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