The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 4, 1988 -Page 3
Write to aid
IY TARA GRUZEN
It began at noon yesterday, and when noon comes
. pfround today, students will still be sitting in the lobby
of Bursley Hall, writing letters.
The letters will be sent to governments around the
world urging them to release their political prisoners,
and in some cases, demanding to know the whereabout
if certain prisoners.
One of the prisoners is Velisa Mhlawuli, a 35-year
}old woman with two children. A journalist for a
newspaper critical of government policies, she had also
helped make a film exposing the torture of children
}detained by the South African government. She was
!arrested October 5, and remains jailed.
t She is one of a number of people called prisoners of
conscience by Amnesty International, because they are
detained for opposing unjust government policies
The Write-A-Thon was organized by the Committee
"for International Volunteers, one of the community
volunteering programs in Bursley hall, as a way to
,teach people that they can learn through volunteering,
'said Susan Freeman, an R.A. in Bursley and committee
co-coordinator. "You don't have to be caught in the
Ann Arbor bubble," she said.
"Everyone has the right to their basic human rights.
% This has got to stop," said Cathy Markle, a first-year
LSA student, who was writing a letter to the president
Markle said that she wrote to a woman, now in her
30s, who was detained when she was one-year-old. The
.woman was arrested with her mother and was supposed
to, be held for one night but the government forgot
tabout her, said Markle.
Stacy Heisler, a sophomore who lives in Bursley
hall, wrote a letter to the South Korean government.
"I don't know too much about the situation in
South Korea but I figure if I can help someone, I'll do
it," said Heisler.
The committee is affiliated with the campus chapter
of Amnesty International. The letters, Freeman said,
are not written for prisoners who have engaged in any
sort of violence. Amnesty International investigates all
of the prisoners the group is trying to get released so
they know that none of them have used any violence,
BY SCOTT LAHDE will feel their vote has a
BY SCoTTtheApHrtys nominee.
Voters will be able to do more n he primies.
than cast ballots on Tuesday. It will In open primaries, it
also be the first day to declare party for voters to skew the no
affiliation for the 1992 closed pri- the opposite party by vo
primary. The Democrats
manes. pbiasto dat
Voters will be required to declare publicans took advantag
their party preference in advance and primaries in 1972 by su
to participate only in their party's nomination of Democ
primary. Forms for declaring party Wallace.
affiliation will be passed out at The main reasons D
polling sites on Tuesday. opposed to caucuses is b
This procedure does away with the is no provision for abs
state's caucuses of 1980 and 1984 and "there-were too m
and the open primary of this year, crossing over," said Suz
and of 1972 and 1976. "It lets the chair of the W.ashten
voters back into the process," said Democratic Party. "Th
Chris Thomas, Director of Elections maries will cause morel
for the Secretary of State. and will provide a mu
When Michigan used open pri- base."
maries in 1972 and 1976, over a The Republicans "w
million people - about 30 percent elimination of the cau
- turned out in each. In recent elec- Lou Belker, chair of the
tions voter participation has dropped County Republican Pa
significantly. scribes caucuses as "cu
The closed primary will not only containing too many lool
t is possible
oting in their
feel the Re-
e of the opep
e open pri-
rty. He de-
d the alleged
s during the
i primary to
aw is sched-
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (left) greets former. Major General
Rehavam Zeevi, leader of the right-wing Meledet "Homeland" party, which
advocates the voluntary transfer of Arabs living in the occupied territories
to other Arab lands. The meeting was part of coalition talks in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir refused de-mands by possible
coalition partners, yesterday to annex the oc-
cupied lands and expel Palestinians from
them, but he supports more Jewish settle-
ments, an aide said.
The United States considers such settle-
ments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip an
obstacle to peace between Israel and its Arab
Israeli soldiers blew up four houses yester-
day and nine Pal-estinians were reported
wounded by army gunfire as violence contin-
ued in the occupied territories. More than 300
Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in
the rebellion since its start Dec. 8, 1987.
Sources in the Labor Party said Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres might be dumped as
better represent each party's interest
but may improve voter participation,
"The 1992 voter turnout certainly
will be higher than what the
Democrats and Republicans can gar-
ner through their own ways," he said.
Turnout may increase because people
illegal political dealing
open primary in l
The next presidentia
be held under this new h
uled for March 17, 1C
must declare their party p
February 17, 1992.
leader after the center-left party's poor show-
ing in Tuesday's general election.
Critics say the Labor campaign focused too
closely on the leader's personality and his
support for an international conference on
Middle East peace, an Arab demand that stirs
controversy in Israel.
Shamir's right-wing Likud bloc, which has
been in a tenuous "na-tional unity" coalition
with Labor since indecisive 1984 elections,
opposes a conference and wants to retain all
the lands captured in the 1967 war, Peres has
expressed willingness to trade some land for
Likud won 39 seats in the 120-member
parliament, one more than Labor, and seeks a
coalition with small religious and rightist
Get it checked out
J' protesters to face'
Y DAVID SCHWARTZ
Three of four University students who were
Arrested at a protest during the Oct. 6 inaugura-
2ipn of University President James Duderstadt
Appeared in 15th District Court yesterday for a
pre-trial examination. A jury trial was set for
- LSA senior Rollie Hudson and Rackham
raduate student Sandra Steingraber have each
een charged with disturbing the peace and with
ssault and battery of an Ann Arbor police offi-
er. LSA senior Cale Southworth was charged
with assault and battery.
All three maintained their position of standing
mnute before Judge Pieter Thomassen. Standing
nute results in a not guilty plea.
Rackham graduate student Michael Fischer,
;the fourth defendant in the case, was delivering a
lcture in St. Louis and will face his pre-trial
Grand Rapids - Billboards
advertising Colt 45 malt liquor,
featuring a bikini-clad woman and the
slogan: "It works Every Time,"
aren't working here, say residents
vho won their battle yesterday to
Pave the suggestive ads removed.
Gannett Outdoor Advertising,
which owns the five billboards, re-
)noved the ads yesterday after receiv-
iig about 15 complaints from area
residents, said Kelly Duff, market
manager for Gannett.
The combination of the copy and
the graphic was a little rough," Duff
said. It was the first time an ad the
4company handled had generated such
hrated protests, he said.
Many of the protesters agreed the
It Works Every Time" message was
ore offensive than the photograph
"It says. 'Give her Colt 45 and
ou'll be sure to get her into bed."'
said Patsy Clark, a local business-
,woman who objected to the ad. "It
inplies that you can trick her and she
xrally won't know what's going on."
When a group of local busi-
pesswomen called Gannett Wednes-
hearing in December. All four defendants are also
- At the protest, Hudson was arrested after try-
ing to break through a line of Ann Arbor police
officers who were preventing entry to Hill Audi-
torium. Hudson was placed in an unmarked po-
lice car, which other protesters prohibited from
leaving by blocking its path.
As police were trying to move the protesters,
Steingraber was allegedly flipped onto her head.
She was then taken to University Hospital for
"All the evidence that the police have brought
to bear has been bogus," Southworth said. "The
key point is that when they decided to file
charges, they didn't interview any witnesses at
the scene except the police.
"I think it's very clear that the police, the
city, and the University administration have or-
ganized this to discourage student protest," he
Student Legal Services attorney Gary Roth-
berger, who is representing all four defendants,
called the inauguration "a University-sponsored
Rothberger said of the University administra-
tion, "They do what government has traditionally
done - they use the criminal justice system and
harassment to prevent people from being heard."
Rackham Student Government has offered a
$1,000 reward to any police or campus security
officer who provides information leading to the
conviction of a co-officer.
Steingraber defended the protest of Duderstadt.
"President Duderstadt should be put on trial for
crimes against humanity for opening the doors of
the University to military research," she said.
BY SCOTT LAHDE
Have midterms stressed you out
the past two weeks? When was the
last time you had your blood pressure
checked? If you think you may be at
risk for heart disease, you might
want to have it checked today.
The School of Nursing is provid-
ing free blood pressure screening to-
day, along with infdrmation about
heart disease and diet. The check is
painless and takes only a few inin-
Yet it could help detect heart
problems early, and possibly save
"High blood pressure is a silent
thing, it can be a real serious prob-
lem," said Sandy Willis, School of
Nursing counselor. High blood pres-
sure can lead to stroke and a host of
other diseases, she said.
Students are generally at low risk
for heart disease, yet college tends to
be stressful, and "those with family
histories of cardiovascular problems
may want to have their blood pres-
sure checked for familial tendencies,"
said nursing student Thomas Cheva-
Those found with high blood
pressure, or at high risk, will be ad-
vised to seek additional tests in order
to detect possible problems early.
Free blood pressure screening is
available in the Fishbowl today, 8:30
am -4:30 pm.
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The coupon should have read
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Across from Campus
9:55 Worship Service
11:15 Church School Classes for all ages
5:30 (beginning September 14)
Supper (free) and fellowship
and Bible Study
A get acquainted supper will be held
Sunday, September18,at 5:30.
Please join us.
Center open each day
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801 South Forest at Hill Street
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Worship at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor: Galen Hora, Intern: Paul Witkop
All Are Welcome! 668-7622
(Episcopal Church Chaplaincy)
218 N. Division
Holy Eucharist - 5:00 p.m.
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Rev. Virginia Peacock
Supper - 6:00 p.m.
Spiritual Journeys Discussion - 7:00 pm
(a non-denominational church)
Sunday Worship Service -10 a.m.
at Angell Elementary School
(1 block east of Washtenaw on South U)
Pastor Mike Caulk - 971-9150
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
Friday Night Video & Games at 7:30 p.m
Sunday Bible Study at 9:15 a.m.
Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
Supper at 6 p.m. (Call before 2)
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