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New
,prison
4s sresses
freedom
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Guards
;work alongside prisoners and in-
mates learn that good behavior earns
them a degree of freedom in Michi-
gan's first direct-supervision jail,
Genessee County Sheriff Joe Wilson
"In the old jail, they'd just lay
,around all day long and not do any-
'thing," Wilson said of inmates.
"Nothing was expected in the old
jail. A lot is expected in the new jail.
,We're trying to change the be-
havior, teach some responsibility."
Guards at the jail, which opened
Nov. 12, mingle with the prisoners
instead of working from enclosed
Prisoners are required to make
their beds in time for daily 7 a.m.
,inspections, to shave and to keep
ktheir cells tidy. In return, they are
locked in only at night and when
;guards change shifts.
During the day, they can visit ac-
Etivity rooms, use the phone or go out
to an exercise area.
A second direct-supervision jail
an $18 million, 488-bed addition
to the Oakland County Jail - is
scheduled to open Feb. 1. Only
about 50 county jails in the nation
use the approach.
"It's probably the wave of the
;future," said Susan Herman, ad-
iinistrator of the state Department
of Corrections' office of facility
services. "There really is true super-
vision as opposed to just sur-
Iveillance."
Wilson said greater contact with
prisoners and closer supervision
gives guards a better understanding
of what goes on in the jail, and the
personal attention and extra respon-
sibilities give prisoners a sense of
pride.

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 26, 1989- Page 3
First woman bishop elected

BOSTON (AP) - The Rev. Barbara Harris,
elected the first woman bishop in the 2,000-year
tradition of apostolic succession, said yesterday
she sees her mission as mainly religious and not
political.
"I do not intend to be an international
Anglican gadfly, moving around to promote
ordination of women, but I will be as supportive
as possible," she said at a news conference the
day after the Episcopal Church approved her
election following a long and sometimes bitter
debate.
Harris was joined at the news conference by
Bishop David Johnson of Boston, her new boss,
who sounded a note of conciliation. "It is a time
for reception, a time for inviting," he said.
Harris, who is Black, said- she believed an
element of prejudice lurked in some of the
criticism of her background and qualifications to
be a bishop.

"Given that racism is so prevalent in our
society and so woven into the fabric of our
lives...I am certain that there was some element
of racism present in some of the objections," she
said.
When she is consecrated Feb.l in Boston as
suffragan, or assisting bishop, Harris will
become the first woman bishop elected by the
2.5 million-member church.
Although Harris was elected locally in
Boston, her consecration could not be formally
announced until she was elected by the majority
of the 118 Episcopal bishops. That majority
was reached Tuesday.
Critics said the 58-year-old Harris, a former
public relations executive, was too liberal in her
political views, or unqualified because of her lack
of a degree from a college or seminary. Some
were concerned by her divorce, while church
conservatives have opposed her election simply

because she is a woman.
Harris acknowledged yesterday that she would
still have to overcome some opposition. "We
recognize that this presents a problem for some
people theologically and emotionally," she said;
"and we must always be abut helping or
attempting to help them to understand what this
means in the life of the church and to mdve
toward some reconciliation with them as far ais
possible."
One critic, the Rev. Andrew Mead, rector of
the Church of the Advent in the 96,000-member
Boston diocese, said Tuesday he would neither
recognize the consecration nor allow Harris tto
conduct religious services in his parish.
Her consecration "is against the Catholic
tradition. We're supposed to be part of the
Catholic Church. This just ensures the drift of
the Episcopal Church to Protestantism."

Harris
... first woman bishop

New subpoenas
e
1ssued for North

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for
fired National Security Council aide
Oliver L. North disclosed today they
have issued subpoenas in the Iran-
Contra case to three House
committees and two members of the
House.
North attorney Barry Simon said
the subpoenas were sent to the
House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs
and Armed Services committees.
The two members of Congress
weren't identified. Defense subpoe-
nas also were issued fo two
unidentified House staff members.
The House, through the general
counsel to the clerk, subsequently
moved to quash portions of the sub-
poenas to the committees. A 22-
page court brief said the panels could
not allow the "wholesale rummaging
through the records of the House"
sought by North's lawyers.
North's subpoenas require
"surrender of the broadest imaginable
range of privileged documents," in-
cluding "the whole set of records" of
the House intelligence panel's
investigation of the re-supply opera-

tion for the Nicaragua contra rebels,
the brief said.
The committee began the
investigation after the October 1986
shootdown of a Contra re-supply
plane in Nicaragua carrying Ameri-
can Eugene Hasenfus as one of its
crew members.
U.S. District Judge Gerhard
Gesell said with regard to the two
House members subpoenaed, "We're
not going to pull them off the floor.
We're going to have to approach this
part of the case with some degree of
accommodation."
North's trial is scheduled to get
under way next Tuesday, although an
interagency intelligence group is
still reviewing classified documents
that both the prosecution and defense
want to use at trial.
The brief references to subpoenas
by North's defense team came at a
court hearing where prosecutors ar-
gued in favor of subpoenaing
North's spiral notebooks, which he
compiled on a daily basis while he
was at the NSC.

Fatal ide Associated Press*R
Fatal ride
Members of the Kansas Highway Patrol pull an eight-year-old boy from Walnut Creek,
where a school bus crashed into a bridge yesterday morning. The bus driver was killed,
and one of 10 passengers was in critical condition after being trapped under water for
more than 30 minutes.

Correction
Northwalk does not serve Northwood Apartments. The Daily reported this
information incorrectly in Tuesday's paper.
In yesterday's Daily a work of art at the Slusser Gallery was incorrectly
identified in a photo cutline. The work, by artist Doug Hagley, is titled
J"Where Numbers Go."

Senate OKs

cabinet me

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Senate unanimously confirmed
James Baker III as secretary of state
yesterday, as Majority Leader George
Mitchell pledged to cooperate with
the Bush administration on a
Democratic agenda of improvements
in minimum wage, housing, health
care and the environment.
The Democratic-controlled Senate
also confirmed Elizabeth Dole as
Labor Secretary and Richard Darman
as Budget Director without - a
dissenting vote.
Mitchell outlined his goals for
the 101st Congress, including "true
bipartisanship" in foreign policy.
The vote was 99-0 to confirm
Baker, who served as Treasury
Secretary and White House chief of
staff under President Reagan and was
President Bush's campaign manager

last year.
Mrs. Dole, the wife of Senate
GOP leader Bob Dole, also won
approval on a 99-0 vote. She is a
former Secretary of Transportation
who resigned her post to help her

and Education Secretary Laurio
Cavazos are holdover appointments
from the Reagan administration an
did not require confirmation.
In the busiest day so far of the
new 101st Congress, committees

The vote was 98-0 to confirm Baker, who served as
Treasury Secretary and White House chief of staff
under President Reagan and was President Bush's
campaign manager last year.

mbers
privately with anti-abortion senators
and apparently persuaded them hejs
committed enough to their causeto
win their support for confirmation.
aa
"Dr. Sullivan believes in hi~
heart that the Roe vs. Wade decision
should be overturned," said Senatoj
Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.)',
referring to the 1973 Supreme Court
rulingathat legalizedabortion
Sullivan had upset' manyr
conservative senators when he was
quoted by another senator as saying
he did not favor overturning th4
ruling.
The House was not in session'
but inside the Senate chambei
speeches by Mitchell and Republican
leader Bob Dole were followed by
the introduction of legislation for thl
first time this year.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

husband's unsuccessful 1988
presidential campaign.
Baker, Dole and Darman were the
first Bush appointees to face
confirmation votes in the Senate.
Attorney General Dick Thornburgh,
Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady

also held confirmation hearings for
Defense Secretary-designate John
Tower and several other Cabinet
nominees.
Louis Sullivan, President Bush's
choice to head the Department of
Health and Human Services, met

Speakers
"Preparing, Retooling, and
Charting a Career Path for the
Future" - Joseph J. Mika, WSU,
Vandenberg Rm., Michigan League,
1:30 pm.
"Le Sujet Trouve: Experience
and Experiment in Surrealist
Confessions" - Alina Clej,
French and Comparative Literature,
Rackham W. Conference Rm., 8 pm.
"Offensive Reproductive Tac-
tics: Egg Removal and In-
traspecific Brood Parasitism in
the European Starling"-
Michael Lombardo, Ph.D., Bio Dept.,
Rackham E. Lecture Rm., 4 pm.
"House Mounds and Factory
- Flakes: What I Saw Besides
Mud at Kichpanha, Belize" -
Richard Lesure, 2009 Museum of An-
thropology, 12 noon-1 pm.
Meetings
Inter-Varsity Christian Fel-
lowship - Henderson Rm., Michi-
gan League, 7 pm.
Animal Riots Group - 124 E.
Quad, 6-7 pm.
Rainforest Action Movement -
1040 Dana, 7 pm.
Society of Women Engineers
General Meeting - 1200 EECS,
6:30 pm. Big/Little Sib Sundaes, 6
pm.
Asian-American Women's
Workshop: Discussing the
Shared Experience of Asian-
American Women - Kuenzal
Rm., Michigan Union, 7:30 pm.
PIRGIM Mass Meeting - Pond
Rm., Michigan Union, 7 pm. Be a
toxic avenger!
SALSA-Socially Active Latin
Student Association - B111
MLB, 7 pm.

ference Rm., 7 pm. For Horseback
Trail Ride, Sun., Feb. 5th, $24 regis-
tration fee. Includes transportation.
Furthermore
Introductionrto Career PLan-
ning and Placement - CP&P,
Library, 2:30-3 pm.
The Summer Job Search -
CP&P, Rm 1, 4:10-5 pm.
Applying to Law School -
CP&P, Conference Rm., 4:10-5 pm.
Interviewing: The Employer
Perspective - CP&P, Library,
5:10-6 pm.
Resume Writing for Education
Students - 2346 SEB, 5:10-6:30
pm.
Employer Presentation: Ford
Motor Co. - CP&P, Conference
Rm., 5:30-6:30 pm.
Employer Presentation: Great
American Insurance Co. -
Michigan Union, Welker Rm., 7-8:30
pm.
Pre-Interviews - Cardiac Pace-
makers, 1303 EECS, 5:15-7:15 pm;
General Motors, 1311 EECS, 6-8 pm.
LASC Film Series:tPuerto
Rico - Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
pm.
RAM Presents Blowpipes and
Bulldozers - A Film about the
Penan Tribespeople on Borneo, 1520
Dana, 7:30 pm.
Performances
Music at Mid-Day - Carolyn
Dueis, harpist, Pendelton Rm.,
Michigan Union, 12:15 pm. Free.
The Holy Cows - At The Beat,
doors open at 9:30 pm.
"Blues and Jazz in the Base-
ment" - Arena Theatre, Frieze
Bldg., Jan. 27, Friday from 10 pm-1
am. Featuring Straight Forward.

Vietnam is not entirely forgotten

BY THE PACIFIC NEWS
SERVICE
A Phantom casts its shadow over
America as the echoes of the My Lai
massacre reverberated through a
Stockton, Calif. schoolyard. Four-
teen years after the war's end, the
one-person commando raid that left
five Southeast Asian students dead
reminds Americans that this nation
has yet to exorcise the ghosts of
Vietnam from our collective psyche.
If the sins of our ancestors are
visited on us, it was forcefully borne
out at the Cleveland Elementary
School. Patrick Purdy, the deranged
young man in fatigues described as
driven by a military hang-up, was
the son of a Vietnam Veteran. His
child victims - too young to have
been born during the war - were
more of this soil than Asia's.
Stockton was the favored place
for secondary resettlement as Cam-
bodians and other Southeast Asians
regrouped after leaving their initial

sponsors across the United States.
While by no means a high-tech
town, the city offered accessible
prices for housing large extended
families. With remarkable luck,
Southeast Asians took menial jobs,
attended English classes, set up
small garment shops and went to
work on nearby farms.
With nearly feudal loyalty,
Southeast Asians - who had lost
their homes and kin in America's
cause - trusted their allies to shelter
them in defeat. But the tragedy of
Southeast Asian refugees is that
their lives are situated at the
intersection of two dark currents of
American life - this country's war
against Asia and it's homegrown
racism against Asian Americans.
Distinctions about one's own service
and sacrifices are not taken into ac-
count.
The Stockton schoolyard incident
cannot simply be seen as the action
of a single aberrant individual. It

raises hard questions at a time when
America is closing its doors to
Southeast Asian refugees. It is the
response to a national leadership
which refuses to accept the Vietnam
war for what it really was - not a
defense of freedom but a war against
Asia.

As Americans - white and Asia#
- join together to mourn the blood
of innocents, we must come to
terms with a painful past if we are
ever to lay to rest the ghosts of
Vietnam and discover our common
humanity.

POLICE NOTES

Man pulls rifle in lot
A woman said a man in a car
pulled a rifle on her in the parking
lot of Wolverine Towers on S. State
St. Tuesday, according to police re-
ports.
According to Ann Arbor Police
Sgt. Sherry Vail, .the woman said
she heard someone yell, and she
turned and saw a man in a car hold-
ing a long barrelled gun. The woman
ducked and the car drove away, Vail
said.

A witness telephoned police froni
a cellular car phone and pursued thg
suspect's car until police arrived, aca
cording to the police report.
Police arrested four suspects froni
the vehicle and confiscated a .22-calm
iber rifle. Three of the suspects werd
released and one of the suspects wag
placed in jail. The investigation i$
continuing, Vail said.
She said the incident could be
tried as a felonious assault because
of the possession of a firearm.
- Monica Smith

Fee may be charged to

depositors

S

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Bush said yesterday his
administration is considering charg-
ing depositors to help pay for the
envia dnnn crick hnt oa.-mpmar,.

for every $100 in deposits. But, he
stressed that the option has not been
forwarded yet to Bush.
Brady did not say how the fee
would h e colleted-but his

considered a tax, thus violating his
"Read my lips: No new taxes"
pledge.
"I will answer the question with a
anustion T (it) a t , hen the ne,_

205 insolvent S&Ls. More than 35P
other insolvent institutions remain
open and billions of dollars more
will be required.
The TrpenvD enartment A

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