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Vol. IC, No. 96 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 14, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
'U' Council panel
BY JOSH MITNICK
"Black is back," proclaimed Black
Student Union (BSU) member
Chuck Wynder to students on the
Diag yesterday, kicking off the
BSU's week-long celebration of the
life and work of Malcolm X.
Part of the Black History Month
celebration, the rally featured eight
speakers who tied their wide-ranging
messages to themes reminiscent of
BSU President Chris Jones, a 4 y
Business School junior, announced
the group's plan to circulate a peti-
tion to create a Black student lounge:
in the Michigan Union. Jones said
after the group collected student sig-
natures, it would bring the petition
to the University's Board of Regents DAVID wLU lER/Doli
Carl Banks (center) reaches out to shake the hand of Michigan linebacker Alex Marshall. Marshall spoke
See Rally, Page 2 about the "racist" implications of NCAA Proposition 42 and its effect on Black athletes.
BY FRAN OBEID
During its first meeting in more
than a year, the University Council,
the panel which creates conduct
rules, selected co-chairs and a media-
Rackham student George Liu and
Physics Prof. Jens Zorn will serve
as the council's co-chairs. Council
members named Zena Zumeta, a lo-
cal attorney, as the panel's neutral
Though the council is still devel-
oping its own operating rules,
members agreed yesterday that Liu
and Zorn should set time limits so
the council can make progress before
being evaluated by the University's
Board of Regents in May.
To prevent conflict among the
new council members, several stu-
dents, faculty, and administrators
came up with guidelines last
semester. These guidelines included
provisions for a neutral council me-
"I think it would be to the benefit
of the committee that I'm in the
background. It doesn't help if I take
sides because members of the coun-
cil will then retaliate," Zumeta said.
"The group has to be committed
enough to make compromises."
Zumeta is a professional mediator
in the Ann Arbor area who has
worked in labor relations. She re-
ceived her law degree from the Uni-
versity and was politically active in
due process and women's issues.
During yesterday's meeting at the
Michigan League, the council also
formed a subcommittee to suggest
concrete goals next week. The sub-
committee will also suggest if deci-
sions are to be made by consensus or
by vote. LSA sophomore Julie
Murray and Rackham graduate stu-
dent Corey Dolgon will serve with
Physical Education Division Direc-
tor of Academic Services Harry
McLaughlin on the subcommittee.
See Council, Page 5
Perennial candidate Jensen
BY NOAH FINKEL
Republican mayoral candidate Paul
Jensen is hoping for an upset - again.
After running unsuccessfully for Ann
Arbor mayor in 1983, 1985, and 1987,
state representative in 1984, and city coun-
cil and Washtenaw County Board of Com-
missioners in 1986, Jensen is trying to
beat incumbent Republican Gerald Jernigan
in Ann Arbor's Feb. 20 mayoral primary
The winner will take on Democratic
mayoral candidate Ray Clevenger in the
city's April 3 general election.
Jensen, who was disavowed by the
Washtenaw County Republicans in 1984,
said he has since "made inroads in the Re-
publican party" and has a "50-50 chance" to
Washtenaw County Republican Party
chair Kevin Kraushaar said his party no
longer "takes a position on Paul Jensen."
"Jernigan is not doing what I'm doing
out there... the media is ignoring this elec-
tion, but I've been involved in it for six
months," he said.
"I want to get the students to vote...
Last time, Jernigan won the primary by
900 votes. He got 1,100. If 1,000 students
vote, I can beat Gerald Jernigan," Jensen
Actually, Jensen lost to Jernigan in the
1987 mayoral primary by almost 1,400
Jernigan said he is going around door-to-
door with some Republican city council
"You don't campaign too much for the
primary," Jernigan said.
Jernigan, mayor since 1987, said he is
running on his mayoral record of strong
management. He said he wants to apply his
experience to solve the city's budget deficit,
toping for mayoral win
landfill crisis, and crime difficulties. increased from their expected rate. But
Jernigan, also senior investment analyst Jensen said he has a desire to cut property
for the University, said he especially wants taxes.
to address student concerns such as safety, "The burden of property taxes on some
and what he described as a lack of adequate individuals is too big," he said.
student housing and parking in the central Jensen said he wants to find alternative
campus area. forms of financing, such as a city business
But Jensen assailed Jernigan's leader- tax, income tax, entertainment tax, and
ship, especially on the city's finances. sales tax, as well as a "recapitalization of
"Jernigan is a financial analyst, but what city government" through a revenue bond
the hell is he doing?" he asked rhetorically. issue.
For the city's budget crunch, Jensen But University Economics Professor
said, "As of now I'm going along with the Emeritus Harvey Brazer said many of
Republican party to support the Headlee Jensen's proposals could never be put into
If the Headlee rollback receives voter
approval in April, property taxes will be See Jensen, Page 2
arrow hits 'U'
BY LAURA COHN
He walked into the card shop yesterday desperately
searching for the ultimate romantic valentine to steal
her heart, flatter her fancies, and capture her soul.
Then it caught his eye. It read, "To my one and
only love." And then he bought seven.
Jim Edwards, owner of Caravan Imported Gifts, re-
ported this incident amid the Valentine' Day rush yes-
"Some people don't believe in love at first sight,
but you never know about these students. Sometimes
when they meet someone late in the day on Valen-
tine's Day, they may run in here to buy a valentine,"
Edwards said, chuckling.
But love isn't a fleeting fancy for all; it still has a
special place in many hearts.
Alphonse Burdi, professor of anatomy and cell bi-
ology, bought roses yesterday for his wife of 19 years.
"I'm buying roses for her because she's my wife
and my best friend," Burdi said with a smile.
Melissa Tomaska, LSA junior, said that her
boyfriend was making her cook him dinner on Valen-
"I don't mind doing it, though," said Tomaska.
See Cupid, Page 2
BY NICOLE STJA W
The museum of Natural History
has been through drastic changes
over the past six months since its
new director was appointed. And the
change is driving a bitter dispute be-
tween veteran staff members and the
new museum director, Thomas
Dr. Moore, a professor of biology
and a curator of insects at the Uni-
versity for 18 years, took over as
museum director last July. Since
that time, "the entire set-up has been
shattered," said former tour guide
Mary Beth Barber, who quit her job
after a year and a half because of
Moore and policy changes, she said.
Many members of Moore's staff
have criticized his policies, but
Moore has defended his decisions.
Another tour guide, LSA sopho-
more Kimberly Phillips, was so
discontent with Moore that she met
with LSA Dean Peter Steiner last
week to complain about the changes
in the museum. She said she learned
See Museum, Page 4
Gail Traskos, an employee at The Enchanted Florist, works overtime arranging bouquets in attempt to keep up with the
overwhelming demand for Valentines Day deliveries.
DSS director discusses attitudes towards disabled
BY JESSICA ST RICK
People with disabilities are either
"God's scourge" or "God's special
children," depending on the prevail-
ing stereotype, said Director of Dis-
abled Student Services, Darlys Van-
But how society perceives people
with physical or mental handicaps is
in itself an unnecessary and unfair
burden, she said.
Vander Beek encouraged a small
group at the Michigan League yes-
terday to be more aware of stereo-
types surrounding people with dis-
abilities. By heightening awareness,
she said she hoped to crumble some
of the uneasiness felt when meeting
people who depend on canes to find
their way through Ann Arbor.
We all have "an initial reaction of
shock," Vander Beek said, describing
some of the reactions she, as an am-
putee, has received for much of her
To many non-handicapped people,
"any of the physical handicaps carry
on to mental handicaps," she said.
Upon seeing her handicap, Vander
Beek said, many assume she could
not have been capable of earning her
master's degree. Others consider it
somehow necessary to shout to
someone who is blind, not deaf.
At the same time, people should
not be intimidated and afraid to offer
assistance when it is appropriate.
"When in doubt, ask," Vander Beck
People with handicaps are often
seen as "embarrassing" or are
considered to have different interests
that do not include going to parties
or having romantic relationships,
Stereotypes are also prevalent in
the workplace. Vander Beek told of
"one employer who was most inter-
ested in hiring a handicap because he
assumed (that someone in a
wheelchair) would only want to
However, most employers will
tend not to hire someone who is
disabled, she said. Forty percent of
disabled men are unemployed and the
unemployment rate for disabled
women is 80 percent.
Words like "helpless," "socially
See Disabled, Page 5
MSA to fund national students of color meeting
AY TARA GRUZEN..A ~ .
The purpose of inviting only people of
all," said MSA President Mike Phillips, who
civil rights groins, such as the Student Non-