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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No.11 Ann Arbor, Michigan- Thursday, September 22, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily
DSS handicapped
by broken buses

BY ANNA BONDOC
A student who must temporarily use crutches suf-
fers from calloused hands after a 30 minute walk to the
Diag and must find a ride to a night class on North
Campus. When he called the office of Disabled Student
Services for transportation, he was told, "I'm sorry -
we simply cannot accommodate you right now."
} DSS is legally required to provide transportation to
both temporarily and permanently disabled faculty and
students, said DSS Director Darlys Vander Beek.
However, because of limited vehicles, DSS
presently can only accommodate students whose doc-
tors certify that they will be disabled for at least three
months, she said.
Vander Beek said about 120 disabled students - 20
of whom were permanently disabled - used DSS
transportation services last year. She said DSS has no
available figures concerning how many students who
are disabled for less than three months have been de-
nied service this year.
The student mentioned above, an LSA senior who
asked to remain anonymous, had arthroscopic knee

surgery and requested DSS services on September 4.
But he was refused two days later because he expected
to be on crutches for less than three months.
Vander Beek expressed regret and frustration for
what she called the lack of "equitable services" and for
"not meeting our legal responsibility."
At present, DSS has only one 15-year-old
wheelchair lift-equipped bus. Such vehicles usually
wear out in seven to eight years. The bus, donated by
Wayne State University, has a unstable lift held to-
gether in places by coins and contains car parts taken
from a bus which broke down in January, Vander Beek
said.
She said three taxi cabs supplement the bus service.
DSS is awaiting the arrival of two new lift-equipped
vans which were set to be delivered at the start of this
term, but the manufacturer now says they won't be
available until early November.
Although she said the lack of transportation is tem-
porary, Vander Beek could not specify the date when
new vehicles would be bought. Cost figures for the
See Buses, Page 2

KAREN HANDELMAN/Dally
This Disabled Students Services van is supposed to pick up and take disabled students to class.

FBI
visit
halted
again
BY RYAN TUTAK
For the second time in less than
two weeks, the law school post-
poned an FBI recruitment drive, ap-
parently worried that the bureau's
allegedly elitist hiring policy would
violate the school's recruitment
standards.
The law school, at first slotting
the FBI to present a recruitment
pitch Sept. 14, reset the date for
Sept. 26 to ensure a "peaceful"
environment for the FBI recruiter
and the audience, law school Dean
Lee Bollinger said last week.
FBI agent Robert Mott said yes-
terday afternoon that, as far as he
knew, the recruiting session was not
postponed.
The Latin America Solidarity
Committee, in an earlier letter to
Bollinger, promised to "make every
effort to prevent the FBI from re-
cruiting" on campus.
The National Lawyers Guild
passed a resolution Sept. 7 which
urged the law school to cancel the
recruitment session permanently,
citing specific cases where the FBI
discriminated against minorities, ha-
rassed various organizations, and
engaged in "paramilitary operations
designed to harass the Puerto Rican
independence movement."
Nancy Krieger, law school career
planing and placement director, said
the recruitment was postponed and
that the faculty will decide in a spe-
cial meeting tomorrow whether the
school will allow the FBI to recruit.
The law school faculty yesterday
held an emergency meeting to dis-
cuss the FBI recruitment, said Guild
co-chair David Bachman, but faculty
professors refused to discuss the
agenda.
"After the meeting, the sense I
got from Dean Bollinger was that
the faculty were troubled by what
we said and they wanted some time
to think about it," Bachman said..
The FBI currently faces two law
suits for racist hiring policies.

Ar

Speaker's
CIA leak
attacked

Charity begins on the Diag KAREN HANDELMAN/Dolly
For the past eight years Ann Arbor resident Michael Kelley has been supporting the orphanage he
established in South India. This week he collected money on the Diag, he said, because his personal savings
have run out.
Maine to hold Vietnam

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Congressional conservatives voiced
outrage yesterday over House Speaker
Jim Wright's disclosure of a
purported U.S. covert operation in
Nicaragua.
President Reagan referred to
Wright's comments as a "violation"
and said the speaker had been
indiscreet in telling reporters Tuesday
that the CIA hired operatives inside
Nicaragua to stir up demonstrations
against the leftist government and
damage peace efforts.
The administration steadfastly
refused to either confirm or deny
Wright's report.
Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) the
ranking minority member of the
House Intelligence Committee, called
Wright's assertion "Sandinista
propaganda."
Hyde said he could neither confirm
nor deny the disclosuretbut added:
"What he said is news to me, and I
serve on the Intelligence
Committee...I sure as hell want to
know who that testimony is from
and under what circumstances he got
it."
Hyde said GOP House leaders
would meet today with the Wright
matter "high on the agenda." Asked
whether there would be a call for an
ethics probe, he said, "I think there-
will be."
House rules stipulate that
information given to the House
Intelligence Committee, which
oversees the CIA and other spy
agencies, is classified and may not be
disclosed except under certain tightly
controlled circumstances.
Unauthorized disclosure is subject to
investigation by the ethics
committee.
Wright is already being
investigated by the committee on
unrelated allegations. Sanctions for
unauthorized disclosure of classified
information can include removal

from committee membership,
censure, or expulsion from the
House.
Wilson Morris, a spokesman for
Wright, said the matter had been
blown out of proportion and that
Wright had violated no rules in
talking about the CIA activity.
"CIA involvement in Nicaragua
has been admitted by the CIA and the
White House," Morris said. "It's
been repeatedly documented. It's all
in the public domain, and any
member is free- to draw his own
conclusions."
Wright strongly believes that the
Reagan administration has used the
CIA and other avenues "to

'I sure as hell want to
know who that testimony
is from and under what
circumstances he got it.'
- Henry Hyde (R-Ill.)

veterans' holida

BY KELLY GAFFORD
As a result of hard work and
dedication, Colonel Charles Tackett
is one step closer to achieving his
dream. This month, Maine became
the first state in the nation to pro-
claim May 7 as Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Day.
Working out of the Michigan
Student Assembly's office in the
Michigan Union, Tackett recently
mailed two resolutions concerning
war veterans to 50 state governors
and 100 U.S. senators. One of the
proposals asks state officials to es-
tablish a Vietnam Veterans'
Holiday. He has already received
responses from four governors and
two Michigan legislators
encouraging him to continue his
efforts, yet Michigan was not the
first state to establish the holiday.

so

Governor first
to respond to
Tackett's
resolution
Tackett, a long-time activist in
veteran issues, gained much respect
and enthusiasm from many people
who doubted he would ever obtain
the support that he needed for his
dream to become a reality.
"I think it's a landmark victory
for the colonel," said Rob Bell, chair
of the MSA communications com-
mittee. "He has made the most ar-
dent skeptics respect him," he said.
According to Grace Houghton, an
assistant to Maine Governor John
McKernan, businesses and schools
will remain open on this holiday,

y May7
which will first be honored in 1989.
Tackett started his mission five
years ago with a march from Detroit
to Washington, D.C. He has not al-
ways been received in a positive
way. In fact, when asked about the
march and its outcome he recalled
being beaten up on numerous occa-
sions, and doused with lighted
cigarettes.
Five years later, he's being sup-
ported by Ann Arbor, Detroit, and
Ypsilanti city councils, as well as
many national legislators.
In addition, Tackett claims to
have over 1,000,000 signatures in
support of this holiday.
Tackett, when asked about other
states passing his resolution, replied,
"I hope that they'll review (the reso-
lutions) and I also hope that they'll
pass them."

intentionally foul up the peace
negotiations," Morris said.
In Nicaragua, Wright's disclosute
brought banner headlines in the
official Sandinista newspaper La
Barricada: "Jim Wright Confirms:
CIA Devises Plan Melton."
The Nicaraguan government has
consistently charged U.S. with
interference in its internal affairs, and
expelled U.S. Ambassador Richard
Melton and seven diplomats in July
following a violent demonstration in
which 40 protesters were arrested.
The Contras have asked that those
protesters be released to create -a
better climate for resumption of
stalled peace talks.

Shooting incites
racial riots in La.

INSIDE
Dr. Ali A. Mazrui explores the
relationship between Israel and
South Africa.
See Opinion, Page 4
Ellen Lesser smashes stereotypes
in The Other Woman.
See Arts, Page 9

A-squares know how to
do-si-do like the pros

I

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -
Hundreds of angry people burned
stores and rioted in the streets after a
white woman fatally shot a Black
man, and Black leaders warned yes-
terday against a recurrence of vio-
,ence.

at its peak, said Police Chief Charles
Gruber, but other police estimates
said the total was 300 to 500 most of
the time.
No serious injuries were reported,
attributed in part to Gruber's deci-

BY ALEX GORDON
"Swing your partner round and round, promenade
go round the town..."
Square dancing. To many people the words evoke
vague memories of fifth grade gym class, when the
teacher invariably fixed it so you had to "do-si-do"
with the nv or girl von had a crush An

"Calling is like chess, the moves are easy to learn,
but the strategies needed to be a success are complex,"
he said.
The club is structured like a class and to join one
must sign up at the beginning of the semester. A couple
of early sessions are open to the public so that anyone

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