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Page 2 --The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, November 22, 1988

The Ann Arbor City Council
voted down a resolution last night
which would have amended a pre-ex-
isting plan to include provisions for
a: $20 million renovation of City
Hall and the construction of a $6
million City Hall parking structure..
Councilmember Larry Hunter (D-
First Ward) introduced the resolution
to change the Downtown Develop-
ment Authority (DDA) plan to allow
the changes to City Hall. The DDA
plan, which is funded by taxes from
businesses in the downtown area,
has previously been used to fund

won't fix City Hall

projects which will directly help in-
crease business revenues in the area.
Hunter's resolution was rejected
6-4, with the six Republican coun-
cilmembers opposing changes to the
DDA plan. Prior to that vote, an
amendment to limit the amendment
to only include the parking structure
failed to win a majority.
"I can't think of any other facility
in the city that is more public (than
City Hall)," Hunter said, stressing
the need to change City Hall to im-
prove its inefficient and "patently
outdated" facilities.
But while other councilmembers

agreed that a renovation of City Hall
is necessary, many questioned
whether funding should be appropri-
ated after Ann Arbor voters rejected
tax increases to pay for a renovation
in the last two city elections.
"If we're going to build a City
Hall, we best find another way to fi-
nance it," said Ann Arbor Mayor
Gerald Jernigan, a Republican.
Councilmember Thomas Richardson
(R-Fifth Ward) called amending the
DDA plan a "fraud" to city voters.
In other council business, Michi-
gan Student Assembly External Re-
lations Chair Zachary Kittrie, an

LSA junior, encouraged the council
to include students on its election
task force, which oversees problems
with voting in Ann Arbor.
Kittrie cited problems with the
Nov. 8 election. "Most of the
polling sites (in Ann Arbor) were
overcrowded and choked with peo-
ple," he said.
"Low turnout based on apathy is
one thing, but turnout that is forced
down because of inadequate poll sites
and poll site delays are absolutely
different - they're inexcusable,"
Kittrie told the council.


U-Wisconsin ZBT avoids penalty
aY STACEY GRAY her in kinky Afro wigs." Committee chair Rana Mookher- those rights. Any policy that might
The Committee on Student The fraternity members imitated jee said this will be enough to en- be written to ensure such events
)rganizations at the University of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson, sure that something like this does would not happen in the future
Wisconsin last week decided against among others, and pledges painted not happen again. "Any frat who would be unconstitutional, the pro-
isciplining members of the Zeta their faces black and were "sold" to does this again is really stupid," he fessors said.

Beta Tau fraternity for holding a
mock "slave auction" and imperson-
ating Black celebrities during a
fundraiser last month.
The fraternity members have vol-
unteered to do community service,
but some Wisconsin Black Student
Union members say this is not
x "I am appalled at the Commit-
tee's decision. I am a member of the
committee," said Michele Goodwin,
a Black Student Union member and
Wisconsin student. "White students
here do not know what is demeaning
to Black people. White students feel
a_ supremacy when they can call a
Black entertainer a bitch and dress

raise money for a pledge trip.
The committee's official decision
said: "Despite the offensiveness of
the skits and the insensitivity of la-
beling an event a slave auction, the
committee concluded that there was
no intent to violate the university's
rule against discrimination on the
basis of race with regard to fraternity
membership or service. Further we
know of no other university rule that
would prohibit the conduct in ques-
The fraternity members have vol-
unteered to set up the Martin Luther
King Holiday, to go through racial
awareness seminars, and to do
volunteer work in the community.

said. "The public pressure that this
type of thing brings about is enor-
mous, and I hope that it would pre-
vent it from happening again."
According to Mookherjee, seven
of 12 committee members were mi-
norities. But Goodwin disagreed.
"Only four of the ten students
were minorities," she said. "Rana is
not the right person to talk to. Rana
first blocked me from being on the
committee because I was an outspo-
ken Black person."
Mookherjee explained that
professors specializing in first
amendment rights who viewed two
videotapes made of the skits said to
punish the house would be violating

But Tracye Matthews, coordinator
of the Baker-Mandela Center at the
University of Michigan said Wis-
consin should take responsibility
when dealing with racial harassment
in the Greek system.
Matthews went on to say that she
feels that there is an attempt on the
part of the University and the stu-
dents here to keep racist and sexist
issues quiet. She said that individual
students in the Greek system have to
take a stand and "break out of the
good old boy network that allows
this kind of thing to go unchal-

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Canadians vote on free trade
TORONTO - Canadians voted yesterday in an election that will'
decide the fate of the U.S.-Canadian free trade agreement, which was
signed nearly a year ago by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President
The trade agreement would phase out all remaining tariffs over a 10-
year period between the nations, whose two-way trade is worth $150
billion a year.
A Gallup poll published Saturday indicated the Conservatives were
back in the lead with a 40 percent of decided voters to 35 percent for the'
Liberals and 22 for the socialist New Democrats.
Mulroney told reporters that he would convene Parliament quickly to:
act on the trade deal, which is to take effect Jan. 1 and has been approved
by the U.S. Congress.
John Turner, leader of the opposition Liberal Party, used a weekend
rally to repeat his plea that voters "keep Canada Canadian for Canadians"
and kill the agreement by voting for his party.
Bhutto tries to form coalition
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto met with the leader of an
immigrant party yesterday about a possible governing partnership.
Bhutto's conservative rivals said they also were trying to form a majority
coalition, but would concede if she was successful in forming a majority
Bhutto met in Karachi yesterday with Altaf Hussain, leader of the'
Mohjir Quami Movement, which won 13 National Assembly seats in its
first national election. The party represents Moslem immigrants from
India, known as mohajirs.
After the meeting in Karachi, Ms. Bhutto and Hussain announced in a
joint statement the formation of a commission to investigate the
possibility of a partnership and "go into further details of the points'
discussed at this meeting."
If Ms. Bhutto forms a government she will be the first woman to
govern a Moslem country.
Air Force to unveil Stealthy
PALMDALE, Calif.- After a decade of mystery, the radar-eluding B-2
stealth bomber goes on public display today as the Air Force gingerly
lifts the security veil on the $68.5 billion weapons system at Air Force
Plant 42, where it was developed by Northrop Corp.
The ceremony for congressional representatives, news media and
aerospace industry insiders follows by three weeks the Pentagon's release,
of a photo of another closely held project, Lockheed Corp.'s F-117A
stealth fighter.
Pentagon officials denied any political agenda in timing the release of
information about the fighter or the bomber. Gen. Larry Welch, chief of
staff of the Air Force, said today's scheduled rollout ceremony was timed
because the B-2 was nearly ready for fight trials.
The stealth bomber is intended to be extremely difficult to detect on
enemy radar.
Space shuttle programs are
costly mistakes, Soviet says
NEW YORK- The recently resigned head of the Soviet space research
agency says both the Soviet and U.S. space shuttle programs are costly
mistakes that will yield few scientific benefits until the next century.
Roald Sagdeev, a key science and arms control advisor to President
Mikhail Gorbachev, said the inaugural launch of the Soviet shuttle -'
like the 1981 flight of the first U.S. shuttle- was an "outstanding
technological achievement."
He fears, however, that the costly shuttles are drawing funds away
from basic science, and that manned flight is unnecessary for most basic:
"It went up. It came down. But it had absolutely no scientific value,"
was Sagdeev's blunt assessment of the 3 1/2 hour, unmanned orbital
flight last Tuesday of the Soviet shuttle that ended the U.S. monopoly on
reusable spacecraft.




Michigan reaches goal; beats
Ohio State in blood battle



The Michigan Wolverines won
another battle against Ohio State
University last weekend.
Before Michigan beat Ohio State
in football, Michigan emerged vic-
torious in the annual Michigan vs.
Ohio State Blood Battle. Michigan
collected all of its goal of 6,275
pints, while Ohio State collected
5,558 pints, 97 percent of its goal.

"It was so satisfying to know
how much students here at the Uni-
versity care about donating blood,
especially despite the hour-long
lines that were sometimes present,"
said Tina Koontz, the Blood Drive
Coordinator for Alpha Phi Omega, a
national service fraternity which
helped with the blood drive.
Alpha Phi Omega offered a $200
reward to the Michigan residence hall


that collected the most blood. Both
Fletcher and Mosher Jordan collected
28 percent of the total donations, so
a decision will be made as to which
dormitory will receive the prize.
Koontz said she didn't know
when APO would determine which
co-winner to give the prize money.
About 1,600 University students
gave blood this year, marking
Michigan's fifth Blood Battle win.
Continued from Page 1
Wigler for failing to assure the ha-
rasser was found during a search of
the house after the incident, and the
resignation of Wigler and Bauer from
their posts in the fraternity.
Fraternity members would not
comment to the press last night.
UMASC withdrew from discus-
sion when Kappa Sigma declined to
meet the demands, and the fraternity
presented its own demands, including
that UMASC apologize for criticiz-
ing the fraternity in a Daily editorial
Nov. 11.
Rackham graduate student and
UMASC member Tom Fujita, who
was followed by speakers represent-
ing at least nine student organiza-
tions, told the crowd at the Diag that
Kappa Sigma mustrecognize its
"moral cowardice" and take action by
apologizing to Rhee, Asian students,
and the entire University commu-

Continued from Page 1
The University uses pheromone
traps (traps which contain an insect's
female sex hormone) to monitor the
number of elm-beetles populating the
area, and if the beetle population is
small enough there is no need to use
insecticides, he said.
The University uses a three-part
system to control elm-beetle
population. First trees are pruned to
remove deadwood; then, once every
three years a fungicide is injected into
the tree: Finally, if the level of
beetles is still high, a chemical
insecticide will be used.
The chemical is a thin mist
sprayed on the leaves and bark of the
elms. The beetles ingest the chemical
and are killed.
In order to protect the community
the insecticide is sprayed early in the
morning. Most sites of spraying are
on central campus. "We do very little
spraying on north campus," Fasing
Continued from Page 1
requirement. "We need investment
to expand all our recycling efforts
before we force anything onto the
citizens," he said.
Epton said he submitted a
resolution to the Office of the City
Administrator outlining a proposed
ballot issue which would authorize
the city to issue bonds to fund
recycling efforts.
Although the proposal does not
cover the University, Reister said
recycling efforts are already being
"We want to expand (the
recycling program) to the whole
campus as fast as we can," Reister
said, noting that it will likely take at
least a year to implement such a




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Doublespeakers 'honored'
ST. LOUIS - The 5,000 workers at a Chrysler AMC plant found out
a new "career alternative enhancement program" meant that the plant was
closing and they were out of jobs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) referred to capital punishment as "our
society's recognition of the sanctity of human life."
These are some of examples of what the National Council of Teachers'
of English publicdoublespeak committee last week recognized as the.
year's worst doublespeak.
First prize in the 1988 Doublespeak awards went to U.S. military
officials for their explanations of the July 3 downing of an Iranian airliner
by the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf.
An anonymous Reagan administration official captured second place
for denying that the administration had covered up Honduran military'
officials' involvement in drug crimes.
The spokesperson said, "It wasn't that there was a cover-up. It's just
that people knew certain questions shouldn't be asked."
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