Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. IC, No. 90 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 6, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
Ed Meese to visit
campus in March
: LONDON (AP) - Moscow radio
said Soviet troops completed their
withdrawal from the Afghan capital
of Kabul yesterday, according to
British Broadcasting Corp. monitors.
Ten days before the agreed dead-
line for the departure of all Soviet
soldiers from Afghanistan, the radio
quoted yesterday's edition of the
newspaper Pravda as saying,
"Pravda's special correspondents re-
port that on Sunday the last Soviet
soldier left Kabul," the BBC said.
The Soviet troops, sent in De-
cember 1979 to help the Marxist
government fight Afghan insurgents,
were to have been removed by Feb.
15 under a U.N.-mediated agreement.
The Soviets began their pullout
in August and resumed it January,
_ when convoys of tanks, trucks, and
armored personnel carriers started up
the Salang Highway toward the So-
viet border 260 miles away.
Soviet and Afghan officials said
over the weekend there were about
1,000 Soviet soldiers still in
Afghanistan and that they could be
gone as early as Wednesday.
The report said that although
troops had moved from Kabul, there
still were troops in other areas of
Afghanistan moving toward the So-
viet border. It said troops were mov-
ing from the eastern Afghanistan
city of Shindand to the Soviet border
city of Kushka.
The report said that in the western
sector, two columns crossing to the
Soviet bank will take place in Ter-
mez in southern Uzbekistan," the
BY SCOTT LAHDE
The last time former U.S. At-
torney General Edwin Meese visited
the University, students hurled
snowballs and yelled at him to leave.
During that Feb., 1987 campus
visit, more than 300 people
protested Meese's policies and be-
havior as a public official.
On March 10 and 11, Meese will
return to campus as a speaker at the
Law School for a national sympo-
sium sponsored by the Federalist
Society in Washington, D.C.
Though no student organizations
announced formal opposition or
plans to protest the visit, some
individual law students have already
expressed their objections.
A letter, signed by "Concerned
Law Students," circulated around
campus last week, characterizing
Meese as a "bigot and a liar," stating
that he holds no governmental post
and claiming he has no right to
Meese has received criticism for
his efforts to reverse the Roe vs.
Wade Supreme Court decision legal-
izing abortion, his recommendations
for U.S. judiciaries, his alleged pay-
offs in Wed-Tech, and his handling
of the U.S. Immigration Depart-
"They (the Federalist Society)
could find people of better character
by randomly going through Jackson
State prison," said Dean Baker, a
University economics lecturer. "He
barely avoided a jail sentence."
But Law School Dean Lee
Bollinger, who will also speak at the
conference, said "I'm sure Mr. Meese
has an incredible amount to con-
He continued, "I am happy to be
See Meese, Page 2
... to visit 'U'
notch big wins
BY ADAM BENSONj
After the Michigan women's
basketball team loss to No.9 ranked
Purdue on Friday night, Michigan
coach Bud VanDeWege told reporters
he felt like he coached "the unluckiest
team in America."
But Sunday afternoon, a shock
came through Crisler Arena with the
impact of a horseshoe in the head.
The Wolverines came back from a
nine-point deficit to get a win.
Michigan's 74-67 victory over
Illinois ended the Wolverines eight-
game losing streak in the Big Ten.
The Illinois victory and the 71-66
loss to Purdue marked the Wolver-
ines best weekend series since con-
ference play began in early January. .
See Skid, Page 11
in Big Ten
BY JULIE HOLLMAN
Michigan State tried to play mind
games with Michigan Saturday after-
noon at Crisler Arena, but the plan
backfired. The Wolverines, after a bit
of a struggle, reversed the Spartans'
psychological ploy and changed it
into a charged-up 82-66 win.
At the beginning of the game,
Michigan State (12-7 overall, 3-6 in
the Big Ten) refused to shake hands
with the Michigan players during the
introductions at center court. The
Spartans hoped their unfriendliness
would worked as a psych-out tactic.
Spartan plan A.
But the Wolverines (17-4 overall,
5-3 in the Big Ten) didn't get
JESSICA GREENE/DOQiy. flustered by this impolite jazz.
e in Saturday's 82-66 Instead, they used it to get
in the game. See MSU, Page 11
Rookie guard, Char Durand unleashes a shot over two
defenders in Friday night's loss to Purdue, 71-66.
Glen Rice shoots over double coverag
victory. Rice scored his 2,000th pointi
BY KRISTINE LALONDE
First of a two-part series
Ann Arbor is running out of space to dump its
garbage, and the city council must find.a solution to
its landfill crisis.
If the city does not receive permission from the
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to expand the
city's Platt Road landfill - the only local dump -
then area garbage will have to be transported else-
where. The cost of transporting and dumping the
garbage out of Ann Arbor will cost the city about
$10,000 a day, according to one city council estimate.
But money is not the city's only concern. Because
the dump is contaminating the city's water supply,
DNR officials say the city cannot expand the existing
dump until it deals with current environmental prob-
City councilmembers, though, are unsure how to
comply with DNR demands - many city coun-
cilmembers complain that the DNR has been vague in
explaining how the city should clean up and regulate
"It's not that we don't want to cooperate... We just
want to know what they want us to do," said coun-
cilmember Tom Richardson (R-5th Ward).
Mayor Jerry Jernigan echoed Richardson's frustra-
tions. "That's one of the problems with the DNR -
they never put anything in writing," he said.
But DNR officials say they are simply pushing for
stricter enforcement of environmental laws in Ann Ar-
bor. Synthia Noble, DNR district senior
environmental engineer with the Waste Management
Division, said, "Ann Arbor is being taken to the mats
by the DNR."
As dumps have expanded, state regulations have
become more stringent. The Ann Arbor landfill, for
example, began as a hole in the ground. When the
dump expanded, the state required that the new area be
lined with sand. If another phase of the dump is ap-
proved, the state may require a double-liner to prevent
The DNR required that Ann Arbor implement a
groundwater testing system around the existing dump
before its expansion.
Some councilmembers say this is the kind of ex-
plicit requirement they are looking for. And such a
testing system is in place.
Richardson said he hopes such steps will lead to
DNR approval. "The indication is that they will say
yes (to an expansion)," he said. "The data (from the
testing) will probably be satisfactory."
If the DNR finds the results satisfactory, a new area
will finally be added to the dump.
But this may not be a victory for the city.
Currently, garbage is being piled higher on the
existing dump. If the new area is approved, it may
only be used to control this overflow, not new
garbage. So the problem of where to put the garbage
But the problem goes beyond Ann Arbor. DNR
Chief of Resource Recovery Fred Clinton said the en-
tire state is facing a "crisis situation... You take the
state as a whole, (landfill life expectancy) is probably
in the 5 to 10 year range. That isn't very long."
The second part of the series will focus on possible
solutions to Ann Arbor's waste problem.
POWER protests at
'M' hockey game
Prof., student debate course
BY ANNA SENKEVITCH
Amidst the cheers for the
Wolverine hockey team Friday night
were angry shouts by 25 students
protesting the lack of response from
the University and the Athletic De-
partment to a crime of harassment
involving four University hockey
Friday night's protest, coordinated
by People Organized for Women,
Equality and Rights (POWER), riled
up spectators as they voiced their
demand for a response.
The four students involved -
Todd Copeland, Mark Sorensen,
Bradley Turner, and Jeffrey Urban -
were charged with misdemeanor ha-
But many spectators at the game
reacted with hostility to the demon-
strators, yelling at them to shut up
and sit down. At the start of the
game, one woman shouted to several
protesters standing at the edge of the
rink: "Take your AIDS and get out
of here!" Asked later how she felt
about the remark, she said, "They
(the protesters) are everything
against God and nature."
Another spectator yelled, "What if
they (the protesters) were athletes?
Would they like to be harassed at
their own functions?"
But one woman expressed outrage
that the four men were still playing
hockey for the University. "They
BY MARION DAVIS
A University student and faculty
member aired their differences about
a proposed required class on racism
on the WDET radio talk show
"Dialogue Detroit" last Friday.
Peter Railton, a University phi-
losophy professor, said the LSA
proposed mandatory class on racism
- University Course 299 - will
help fight racism on campus by pro-
viding students and faculty with a
forum where they can come to terms
and deal with racism.
But Mark Molesky, an RC history
major and publisher of the Michigan
tory class on racism will be an un-
necessary, expensive, required "rap
session" for students to talk about
their political and social gripes.
Molesky said he did not oppose
an elective class on racism, but felt
that it should not be a graduation re-
University Course 299, called
"Racism in the U.S.: Causes, Con-
sequences, and Change," arose in
response to student demands during
the spring of 1987.
After being developed by stu-
dents and faculty, UC 299 was ap-
proved as an elective last term by the.
Review, said the proposed manda- LSA curriculum committee, which
then adopted its main elements for a
proposed graduation requirement in
the study of racism.
The LSA Executive Committee is
now considering that proposed re-
See Course, Page 2
'(We are) outraged by the
and Coach Berenson's in-
sensitive and uninformed
statements about the
See Opinion, Page
Sentimentality loses Hanna's
Israeli troops kill
nr a a~n n e .
See Arts, Page 7
The Michigan hockey team
stretched its unbeaten streak to