Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No. 16
Ann Arbor, Michigan-
Thursday. September 29, 1988
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BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
A University student will appear
in court today on charges stemming
from his activity at an anti-Nazi
protest last March, during which
some protesters hurled bricks at Nazi
ChRashid Taher, an LSA junior, is
scheduled to stand trial today in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
for two misdemeanors - assault and
battery and disturbing the peace.
On March 19, 38 Nazis dressed in
uniforms and carrying protective
shields held a demonstration in front
r of the Ann Arbor Federal Building.
About 200 protesters held a counter-
demonstration, and some clashed
At one point, one protester broke
through the line of 46 Ann Arbor
police officers who were on hand to
prevent an outbreak of violence be-
tween the Nazis and counter-demon-
strators. A clash between Nazis and
protesters ensued, and the police
subsequently arrested four protesters.
. "In my mind, the police went on
a mini-riot," said Eileen Scheff,
Taher's attorney. She added that the
police department was wrong for us-
ing "police brutality" while protect-
ing the Nazis.
tTaher said he joined in the protest
of the Nazis because "they practice
an ideology which is detrimental to
s. "It was just a matter of showing
solidarity with minorities and op-
pressed people," he said.
prTaher accused the police of
arresting protesters just to let the
people know that they were in con-
trol. "The police started singling out
people to show that they weren't
going to take shit from anyone," he
'Taher was originally accused of
felonious assault, but the charge was
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Abbott pitches U.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-
Tino Martinez homered twice and
drove in four runs, and University
of Michigan pitching standout
Jim Abbott checked Japan on
seven hits as the United States
won the Olympic baseball gold
medal with a 5-3 win yesterday.
The triumph avenged a 6-3
American loss to Japan in the
1984 Olympic title game in Los
It also marked the first time a
U.S. team has won a global title
since 1974, when the United
States captured the World
It was the final time for
baseball as an Olympic
demonstration sport; America's
pastime becomes a fully
recognized Olympic event in the
Barcelona Games in 1992.
Abbott, who became the 1987
Sullivan Award winner and a high
selection in the major league draft
despite having been born without
a right hand, struck out four and
He ran into trouble in the
sixth, when Japan parlayed two
hits and two walks into a pair of
It also marked the
first time a U.S. team
has won a global title
since 1974, when the
United States captured
the World Champion-
runs to pull to within 4-3. But he
settled down and shut out the
Japanese the rest of the way.
Martinez hit his first of the
Games, a two-run shot to straight-
away center, to put the United
States ahead 2-1 in the fourth
Dave Silvestrie's run-scoring
single later in the inning gave the
Americans a two-run edge as they
chased starter Takehiro Ishii, the
ace of Japan's staff.
Martinez, a University of
Tampa infielder who was a first-
round draft choice by the Seattle
Mariners, added another RBI in the
fifth when he singled home Ty
Griffin, who led off with a single
and stole second.
Martinez closed the American
scor-ing with his solo homer in
Abbott, a two-time All-
American at Michigan who was
taken by the California as the
eighth player selected in the draft
last June, had pitched three strong
innings in a brief Olympic outing
last week, earned the victory in
his first decision of the Olympics.
Former Michigan pitcher Jim Abbott, pitching for the U.S.
Olympic team, exults as the U.S. beats Japan, 5-3, to win
the gold medal in baseball.
BY NOELLE SHADWICK
The 50th anniversary celebration
of the construction and endowment
of Rackham Graduate School will
kick off today with a birthday con-
cert by the Tokyo String Quartet.
The concert is the first in a series
to mark the anniversary of the $9.7
million endowment given to the
graduate school by Horace and Mary
Established by Horace Rackham,
the endowment provides money for
education and students regardless of
race, sex, or handicap. He left an ad-
ditional $2 million for the construc-
tion of the Rackham building.
"[The money] has been tremen-
dously helpful to many generations
at critical stages of their careers,"
said Rackham Dean John D'Arms.
Celebrations will continue to-
morrow with an introduction by
D'Arms and a welcome by President
James Duderstadt to a two-day sym-
posium on the "Intellectual History
and Academic Culture at the Univer-
sity of Michigan."
The symposium will examine the
University's past, present, and future
Highlights of the symposium
will include History Prof. David
ks commemorate 50
Hollinger's talk on how the Univer-
sity's departments have distinguished
themselves throughout the past 50
Responses from five professors in
different departments will follow.
A panel Saturday will discuss
whether or not the ph.D. has become
too specialized. Panelists include
former University Vice Provost
Billy Frye and Oberlin University
President Frederick Starr.
The symposium will bring to-
gether first rate faculty and graduate
students from different disciplines,
said D'Arms. The event is rare, he
said, because it is "not simply cele-
bratory and laudatory, but one which
is an honest appraisal, sometimes
critical, of University achieve-
A reception for graduate students
will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on
the fourth floor of Rackham Friday.
"We encourage all graduate students
to attend," said Susan Lipschutz, as-
sociate dean of Rackham.
A special exhibition featuring
151 pictures and write-ups of distin-
guished Rackham alumni will be
open until Saturday in the Rackham
The event concludes with a dance
Saturday night from 9-12 p.m. in
the Rackham libraries, featuring
James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band
playing 30s music. The dance is
free, but reservations are required and
can be made by calling 764-4405.
The Tokyo String Quartet will
perform tonight at 8 p.m. in the
Rackham auditorium and will feature
music by Beethoven, Bartok, and
Shubert. Tickets are available
through the University Musical So-
ciety, and will cost $12 to $17, and
$4 for students.
differ in views
Differences lead to mistrust
BY ED KRACHMER
Attorneys and physicians view
the world from different perspectives,
causing strife between the profes-
sions, said Philosophy Prof. Carl
In the first of his open monthly
lectures on medical ethics entitled
"Doctors and Lawyers: Philosophical
Reflections," the teacher of medical
ethics addressed the misunderstanding
and distrust between doctors and
lawyers that he has observed.
-"It's quite a striking sociological
phenomena. Doctors and lawyers
frequently misunderstand each other,"
One of the most important differ-
ences between doctors and lawyers is
the context in which the professions
operate, Cohen said. While a doc-
tor's concern with a patient and his
or her health is a personal relation-
ship, he said an attorney's relation-
ship with a client is more of an in-
terpersonal concern dealing with the
client's rights in society.
Turning to niore specific differ-
ences between the philosophies and
attitudes of the two professions,
Cohen cited differences in how the
two perceive information. While
doctors are interested in any
information available, lawyers are
only concerned with information
which is legally obtained, he said.
rules of evidence, he said.
Toby Citrin, an attorney who is
also a professor of Public Health
Policy and Administration, objected
to this view during a discussion fol-
lowing the lecture.
"The person who is at the same
time concerned about the well being
of the client and the justice, or lack
of justice in society as a whole is on
a higher plane," Citrin said. He said
the field of public health engages in
such a process.
Stephen Emerson, associate pro-
fessor of Internal Medicine, said that
while doctors may agree with such a
social view of their occupation, they
feel that intrusion by the legal sys-
tem into the world of medicine is
not appropriate on an individual
case-by-case basis, as in malpractice
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. (AP) - Discovery's five astronauts,
anxious to break an agonizing 32-month drought in American spaceflight,
studied flight plans yesterday as the shuttle was readied for today's launch.
NASA officials were nervous, but confident.
"The space shuttle is ready to fly," said shuttle administrator Richard
Truly, adding, "Even the weather is looking good."
"This has been a long two-and-a-half years," he said of the difficult
period since the Challenger accident in 1986. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:59
a.m. EST, with a two-and-a-half hour window to take care of weather or
Excitement was mounting around the Kennedy Space Center yesterday..,
Campers and recreation vehicles found good viewing places across the'
Indian River, and souvenir sellers set up booths. NASA's Visitor's
Center sold out of the commemorative envelopes that feature the crew
According to Arnold Aldrich, director of the shuttle program, today
"...the shuttle should return to its proper place in the sky and launch us
into a new era."
Crew members are commander Frederick Hauck, pilot Richard Covey,
and mission specialists John Lounge, Dale Hilmers, and George Nelson.
The four-day Discovery mission will be the first shuttle flight since
Challenger exploded in a fireball 73 seconds after liftoff from the same
launch pad on January 28, 1986. The accident ceded manned space to the
Soviet Union, which has put 16 cosmonauts into orbit since then.
The shuttle itself has had 210 modifications, including the addition of
an escape system that would enable the crew to bail out if the ship had to
ditch in the ocean. The escape system would not have saved the
The shuttle booster rockets, blamed for the Challenger tragedy, have
undergone an $800 million redesign.
"We have to be succesful," Kennedy Space Center director, Forrest
McCartney said in an interview. "The nation could not withstand another
accident like Challenger."
Puerto Ricans go to trial in
ford for politik "crimes."
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Sunny, high in the mid-60s,
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The space shuttle Discovery sits on its Cape Canaveral,
Fla. launchpad just hours before this morning's takeoff,
the first since January, 1986.
BY KATEY FISCHER
Members of the Lesbian and Gay
Rights Organizing Committee are
angered by a recent Diag concert in
which an anti-homosexual song was
performed by a singer, charging that
concert Tuesday night at Schloring
Auditorium. The concert was
attended by about 40 Born Again
Christians, including Preacher Mike
Caulk who often speaks on the
mongering bigots feel safe and prohibit
righteous today when violent attacks sexual
to lesbians and gay men are sky- Mashni,
rocketing," he said. chair
John Neff, Campus Director of Commit
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, s.
t discrimination based on
preference, said David
an MSA representative and
of the Development
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