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Court arraigns
four U' students

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 18, 1988-- Page 3
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Four University students were ar-
raigned yesterday on charges stem-
ming from their involvement in a
protest during the Oct. 6 inaugura-
tion of University President James
LSA senior Rollie Hudson and
Rackham graduate student Sandra
Steingraber were each charged with
assault and battery of an Ann Arbor
'police officer and with disturbing the
LSA senior Cale Southworth was
charged with assault and battery;
Rackham graduate student Michael
Fischer was charged with disturbing
the peace.
All four defendants are also Daily
staffers. Each charge carries a maxi-
mum sentence of 90 days in jail
and/or a $100 fine.
Hudson, Steingraber, and Fischer
each stood mute at their arraignment,
so 15th District Court Judge Pieter
Thomassen entered a plea of not
guilty on their behalf.
Southworth claimed he didn't un-
derstand the charges pending against
him, prompting Thomassen to also
enter a plea of not guilty on his be-

Thomassen scheduled a pre-trial
examination for Nov. 3. All four de-
fendants will be appointed defense
attorneys by the court.
"To my surprise, I'm being
charged with assault of someone I've
never met. I wouldn't recognize him
if I saw him," said Steingraber. "I
think it's a comment on the ridicu-
lous nature of the trial."
The Washetenaw County Prose-
cutors office initially said Steingraber
was charged with assaulting police
officer Richard Blake, but the charge
was later changed to accuse her of
assaulting police Staff Sgt. Norman
Melby. After looking at a
photograph of Melby, Steingraber
said, "I've never seen him before in
my life."
Prosecutor David Lady said he was
unaware that a change was made.
"The police sometimes write up their
report, but we may change that upon
further review," he said.
Southworth's alleged victim is
campus security officer Rachel Flint,
and Hudson's alleged victim is police
officer Mark Hoornstra.
About 20 students came to the ar-
raignment as a show of support for
the charged students.

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Between 60 and 75 people of all
races and ages gathered yesterday
evening to join in the celebration of
the opening of the Ella Baker-Nelson
Mandela Center for Anti-Racist Edu-
cation. This was the public opening
for the center, which opened infor-
mally in July.
The center was founded by the
United Coalition Against Racism
with the help of four leaders from
around the world. According to board
member Barbara Ransby, the center
seeks to encourage students, scholars,
and community members to usefully
integrate anti-racist study with acti-
Three speakers, each members of
both UCAR and the center's board,
described its mission and the reasons
behind its establishment and naming.
Ransby said the center was ne-
cessary at a "very elitist institution
which views education as a privilege
rather than a right." In her speech,
she stressed the importance of under-
standing history, which "grants the
ability to dream of a different society
than the one we live in."
Rackham graduate student Dan
Holliman outlined some of the cen-
ter's planned research projects, in-
cluding an oral history project to in-
crease awareness of Black History
Month (February); documentation of
instutionalized racism in higher edu-
cation; and a video project to portray

current student struggles.
In addition, he said, the Baker-.
Mandela Center will publish pam-
phlets and undertake the establish-
ment of a "more scholarly type of
journal" to provide a venue for inte-
lectual discussion of race issues.
One of the important resources
available to the community will be
the provision of speakers for classes,
churches, and community events,
Holliman said.
Martha Prescott Norman, one-
time activist and presently a scholar
at the University's Center for Afro--
American Studies, said Ella Baker,
one of the center's namesakes, was
instrumental in the fight against
"It is very fitting that the center
should be named after a woman who
spent her life in the struggle against
racism and imperialism and encour-
aged students to do the same with
insight and information," she said.
Ransby profiled Nelson Mandela,
South African anti-Apartheid activist
and one of the leaders of the African
National Congress, who has spent
over 25 years in prison for his be-m
liefs. She said the center wants to
"encourage people to emulate his
courage and commitment."
Space for the center, located inside
the main entrance to the East
Engineering Building, was secured
through the University's Office of
Minority Affairs, said Holfiman.

Medical researchers
receive Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) --
Researchers from the United States
and Britain won the Nobel Prize in
medicine yesterday for helping devel-
op drugs to fight AIDS, herpes, leu-
kemia, malaria, heart disease and
stomach ulcers.
The award capped more than 40
years of work for Americans Gertrude
Elion and George Hitchings, who
began collaborating in North Caroli-
na 1945.
They share the $390,000 prize
with Sir James Black of King's Col-
lege hospital Medical School in
London. His research led to a beta
blocker drug for heart disease and a
drug for peptic ulcers.
"I wish I'd had my beta blockers
handy," said Black, 64, at a news
conference at King's college after he
learned he won.
Dr Gosta Garton, a member of
the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska

Institute, which awards the prize, said
the three winners were "well-chosen."
"You can see the direct working
effects" of their research, said Garton.
"The entire research world knows that
they have been in the picture for
The Nobel assembly credited
Elion, 70, and Hitchings, 83, with
helping develop six different drugs
that can be used for at least nine
serious conditions.
The drugs included 6-mercaptopur-
ine and thioguanine for leukemia;
azathioprine for organ transplant
rejection and autoimmune diseases;
allopurinol for gout; acyclovir for
herpes virus infections; pyrimetha-
mine for malaria; and trimethoprim
for bacterial infections and pulmo-
nary infections brought on by AIDS.
The assembly said their ideas also
paved the way for the development of
azidothymidine, or AZT, which is
used in AIDS treatments.

Withstanding the weather
University students and a Diag shanty resist yesterday's
downpours, each in their own way. The rain is expected to
continue through today, but skies will clear up tonight.
Feds begin to examine
alleged auto defects
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal trucks may break off and foul the
regulators opened investigations into brake assembly, potentially causing
alleged defects in about 100,000 the vehicles to go out of control.
vehicles, including reports of brake
problems in all 1988 Chevrolet and The NHTSA is also evaluating
GMC half-ton pickup trucks, the alleged problems in 1980-1988 Ford
National Highway Traffic Safety Crown Victorias, 1986 Buick
Administration said yesterday. LeSabres, 1987-1988 Chrysler Dodge
NHTSA engineers began evalua- Daytonas and 1987 Volkswagen
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Diabetes Care Update and
Cost Cutting Tips" - Tarcisio
Diaz, M.D., Gloria Davis, R.D.,
M.S., Barbara Fredrick, R.N., C.D.E.
Tappan School, Media Center, 2251
E. Stadium Blvd., 7:30 pm. Learn the
latest on diabetes care.
Sex Abuse Treatment
Presentations - Thomas S. Ryan,
Washtenaw Juvenile Court, 7 pm.
Director of the Child Sexual Abuse
Treatment and Training Center will
open the series.

Tagar: Pro Israel Student
Activists - B110 MLB, 7 pm.
U of M Archery Club - Coli-
seum ( corner 5th and Hill ) , 7-10
pm, for more info call 764-4084 or
send a message to Archery @ UB.
Lesbian and Gay Rights
Organizing Committee - 3100
Michigan Union, 8 pm. 763-4186
TARDAA - 296 Dennison, 8 pm.
SIGMA - Executive Committee
Meeting, 1211 SEB, 8:30 am-12

Mon.-Thurs. 11:30-10:00
Friday 11:3011:00
Saturday 12:00-1 1:00
Sunday 12:00-10:00


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The Center for Russian and
Eastern European Studies
presents a lecture on:
ical Knowledge and Perestroika in the
Wednesday, October 19
100 Hutchins Hall (U-M Law School)



"How Catastrophic was the Furthermore
End-Cretaceous Extinction, or U of M Fencing - Practice @
Did the Dinosaurs go out with Coiseum, 7apm.
a Whimper or a Bang?" Coliseum , 7 pm.
Anthony Hallam, Hale Aud. in the Racism at U of M: Attitudinal
School of Business Administration, and Institutional -gAlice Lloyd
8:15 pm. The public is invited. Hall, Red Carpet Lounge, 8-10 pm. A
"The Indian Democracy: A panel discussion of students, faculty
Comparative Perspective" _ and University Administrators.
Visiting Prof. of Poli Sci, Dr. Homecoming 88 - Thursday,
Rushikesh Maru, International Center, October 20, 9 pm, Kickoff Party at
12 noon. All Welcome. Buffet lunch Good Time Charley'rs.
available - $1 students, $1.50 others. Practice.oa n'Turfs9-1
Revolutionary History Series -- Practice on Tartan Turf at 9-11
The Paris Commune of 1871 _ "Drop-In Storytimes" - At the
Presented by SPARK, A Ann Arbor Public Library, for
Revolutionary Communist children ages 3 and up. Held from 4-
Organization, B118 MLB, 7-8 pm. 4:30 pm in Meeting Rm, and 7:30-8
"Spatial Reasoning" - Artificial pm in Main Library.
Intelligence Series, Keki Irani and Pre-Law Day - Michigan Union ,
Robert Lindsay, 1500 EECS, 4 pm. 10 am-2 pm. Sponsored by the
"Israel -Dispora Relations" _ Career Planning and Placement.
Jay Shapiro, speaks on his book, Resume Writing Lecture -
"From Both Sides Now : A Survey of 1250 CCRB, 12-1 pm. Sponsored by
Israel-Diaspora Relations", Henderson Career planning and Placement.
Rm. Michigan League, 7:30 pm. Practice Interviewing on Video
- Career Planning and Placement ,
Limit of 15, 3:10-5 pm.
Meetings Employer Presentation: Na-
Rainforest Action Movement tional Oceanic & Atmospheric
(RAM) - Rm. 1520, Natural Re- Administration - Michigan
sourcs Blg., pm.Union, Welker Rm., 7-8 pm.
sources Bldg., 7pm. P v esAsc-
Undergraduate English Associ- Pre-Interviews - Sanders Associ-
ation/Yawp Magazine - 4th ates, 1006 Dow, 4-6 pm. General
.ihin ,n7 nmDynamics, 1013 Dow, 5:15-7:15 pm.

Yuri Afanas'yev is Director of the Historical-Archival Institute in Moscow. An
outspoken advocate of political reform and the rewriting of Soviet history,
Afanas'yev was a delegate to the 19th Party Conference in June 1988 and is a member
of the Advisory Council of Memorial (an organization to build the memorial to the
victims of Stalinism)
For further information call the CREES 764-0351.

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* Managing $500,000 annual budget.
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