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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. IC, No.100 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 20, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

La. Rep. refutes

election

controversy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Newly
elected state Rep. David Duke, a former Ku
Klux Klan leader, said yesterday that Blacks
and Jews have nothing to fear from him and
scoffed at the notion he would be banned
from the GOP and not be seated by the
Legislature.
"I repudiate any racial or religious
intolerance," Duke said at a news
conference. "Any group - racial or
religious - has nothing to fear from David
Duke.
Duke squeezed out a 227-vote victory
over homebuilder John Treen to represent a
nearly all-white House district in Metairie,
a suburb of New Orleans, Duke received
8,459 votes, or 50 percent, to Treen's
8,232, or 49.3 percent, in Saturday's
election.
Duke registered as a Republican two

days before qualifying for the race. After
Duke's stunning success in the Jan. 21
primary, the national party sent three
advisers to help his mild-mannered
opponent and persuaded President Bush and
former President Reagan to endorse Treen.
Duke became an international
spokesperson for the Klan in the 1970s as
grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan. As a teenager he was photographed in
a Nazi uniform.
U.S. senators, the governor and other
community leaders of both parties warned
that a Duke victory would ruin the state's
reputation and harm already tenuous race
relations.
While Duke said he was extending a
hand in friendship to the Jewish
community and inviting his opponents to
talk with him, he did not mince words on

where he stands on civil rights and
affirmative action.
"I'm for getting the government out of
our personal lives. I'm not for any law for
segregation or integration," he said. "The
right not to associate is just as precious as
the right to associate."
"David Duke is not a Republican." At-
water said in a statement.
"He's a pretender, a charlatan and a
political opportunist who is looking for
any organization he can fond to try to
legitimize his views of racial and religious
bigotry and intolerance.
"We repudiate him in his views and we
are taking immediate steps to see that he is
disenfranchised from our party."
"Is he going to censure me for my past?
How many Republicans, how many
Democrats ahave done controversial things

in the past?" Duke asked. "The actions of
Mr. Atwater are really un-American."
Several lawmakers said they expect an
attempt in the Legislature to refuse to set
Duke by challenging his qualifications,
namely his residency in the district.
It would be the fist time the House has
ever taken such action. The Legislature
convenes for a special tax session on
Wednesday.
"It all depends on what the majority of
the House wants to do," said House
Speaker Jim Dimos, a Democrat. "Unless
someone makes a motion to disqualify
him, then he will be sworn in. I know the
peopole in his district elected him by a
small margin, but he still was elected and
has to be treated as a member."
Asked if he had been a redident of his
district the requisite one year before the

eletion, Duke said: "Absolutely I am. It's a
frivolous question."
Metairie attorney Dave Sherman, who
said he represented several unsuccessful
candidates from the primary, claimed to
have irrefutable evidence that Duke failed to
move into the district uintil September. He
said he has a statement to that effect from
an alleged roommate of Duke and power
company records indicating utilities were
not turned on in the Metairie condominium
until September.
Jewish organizations around the country
had decried Duke's run for office. Mordechai
Levy of the Jewish Defense Organization
called Duke "a Hitler." The archbishop of
New Orleans warned boters to choose cau-
tiously.
Duke's victory was denounced by
national Republican chair Lee Atwater.

*Blue
swims to
Big Ten
title
BY ERIC LEMONT
The Michigan women's swim-
ming and diving team won their,
third consecutive Big Ten
Championship last weekend at the
Canham Natatorium. Despite win-
ning for the third time, the team acts
as if it were the first victory they've
ever had.
"I'm so proud of everybody. It all
came together when it had to," said
senior Stacy Fruth. "The com-
petition was great and I think we
thrive on it. We love to win and
even more, we hate to lose."
Head coach Jim Richardson, who
after the meet was named Big Ten
coach of the year, said, "They're a
real tough bunch of kids and they
don't like to lose." He was most
proud of the emotion and excitement
his team displayed during the meet
- the one thing he felt the team
had been lacking all season.
"I think you saw yesterday and
today the kind of team this really is.
And I knew it was there. It's like the
Prego commercial - 'It's in there,
it s in there. I know it's in there!"'
Even the most low-keyed person
would have had a tough time not
getting excited by the frenzy of the
crowd this weekend. On top of the
raucous caused by ten chanting,
cheering and whistling swimming
squads, the spectators themselves
added a few decibles to the Noise-O-
Meter.
But not even the continuous
chant of "Goooo-Gophers-Go-Go-
Go" by the Fast Lane Fans, a group
of yellow and maroon clad, pom-pon
waving parents of Minnesota
swimmers, could help the Golden
Gophers overtake the Wolverines.
Michigan's 740.5 points easily
outdistanced Minnesota (538.5),
Northwestern (522.5) and Michigan
State (365.0).
* The meet looked like it would be
closer when Richardson decided to
put three of his top swimmers,
Stefanie Liebner, Ann Colloton and
Gwen DeMaat, on training schedules
that have them peaking at the.
NCAA championships in March.
See Champs, page 10

City

expects

low primary
turnout today

JESSICA GREENE/Dolly
In an animated speech to an audience of 150, Qwame Ture, better known as Stokley Carmichael, calls
for the organization and unification of the Pan-African community.
Ture says revolution will lead
to Pan-African unification

BY NOAH FINKEL
City officials are expecting a low
turnout in today's mayoral and Ann
Arbor City Council primaries.
City Clerk Herb Katz predicted
that only three percent of Ann Ar-
bor's registered voters will turn out
because the Fifth Ward is the only of
the city's five wards to hold a con-
tested City Council primary. There
is also a contested city-wide Repub-
lican mayoral primary today.
Katz said the three percent turnout
is normal for the city's primary.,
Polls will be open today from 7
am to 8 pm. The general city elec-
tion will be held April 3.
In the mayoral primary, Republi-
can Paul Jensen is challenging in-
cumbent Republican mayor Gerald
Jernigan. The winner will face
Democrat Ray Clevenger in April.
Jernigan, who has been' mayor
since he defeated Democrat Ed Pierce
in 1987, said he is running on his
mayoral record of strong manage-
ment and said he wants to apply his
experience to solve the city's $1.6
million budget deficit, landfill crisis,
and crime difficulties.
If reelected, Jernigan said he will
address student concerns such as
safety, and what he described as a
lack of adequate student housing and
parking in the central campus area.
Jensen, who has run unsuccess-
fully for numerous city, state, and

Main student polling locations
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Mich. Union 530 S. State
Alice Lloyd 100 S. Observatory
Bursley 1931 Ouffield
Stockwell 324 Observatory
Markley 1503 Washington Hts.
Angell 1608 S. University
School
East Quad 701 E. University
East Quad 701 E. University
South Quad 600 E.Madison
Marl St. 926 Mary St.
Polline Place

Ann Arbor
Primary'89

BY JOSH MITNICK
Twenty years ago Stokely Carmichael captured the
nation's attention as a student leader fighting for civil
rights. Now known as Qwame Ture, he is a proponent
of Pan-Africanism, a movement for unity and
cooperation of the African people that he says will
"sweep the world."
Ture, addressing an audience of 150 Saturday in a
speech entitled "From Black Power to Pan-
Africanism," said that only way the Pan-African
community could arrive at unity would be through a
revolutionary struggle.
"Africa will be free. Africa will be unified. Africa
will be socialist. Of this, there is no question," Ture
said, receiving loud applause from the audience in
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Ture stressed the need for the Pan-African

community to become more organized. "Struggle can
only be carried out if people understand principles."
Refuting political compromise, Ture emphasized,
"In the area of principles, there are no compromises. It
is black and white, there is no middle ground, no grey
area."
Once the chair of the Student Non-Violent
Coordinating Committee, an organizer of the
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and prime
minister of the Black Panther Party, Ture now lives in
the West Indies.
Ture said that African interests are "diametrically
opposed" to those of America and that all progress
Blacks have made in this country has been through
reforms.
See Ture, Page 2

national elective offices, is making
his fourth mayoral bid.
Unlike other candidates, Jensen is
running on issues such as establish-
ing a sister-city program in South
Africa, and changing Ann Arbor
from a city run by a city administra-
tor to one run by a mayor.
On the city deficit, Jensen said he
wants to find alternative forms of fi-
nancing, such as a city income tax,
sales tax, anda revenue bond issue.
But Jensen's revenue proposals
have been called unworkable or ille-
gal by some.
In the Democratic primary in the
Fifth Ward, Verna Spayth is chal-
lenging Ed Surovell for the right to
face Republican Joe Borda in April's
election. The winner will replace in-
See Primary, Page 2

Students, TAs want
discussion size limit

BY SCOTT LAHDE
DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS
Most University undergraduates
attend discussion sections, but both
students and'teaching assistants are
beginning to show dissatisfaction
with the often large size of sections.
Students for Smaller Classes
(SSC), an undergraduate organization
formed this term, has begun
circulating petitions to TAs and stu-
dents, hoping to spark support for a
University class size limit.
"We are the students being
taught; the administration should re-
alize the concern," said SSC member
Deborah Kuhn, "It's not just an is-
sue for TAs, it's an issue for all of
us."
Kuhn said discussion sections of-
ten exceed 30 students and students
sometimes receive very little atten-
tion. SSC wants the University to

and has proposed a University-wide
policy limiting class size.
GEO president Don Demetriades
contends departments "allow - or in
some cases, force - their TAs to
teach unmanageably large classes."
Demetriades cited several reasons
why class size should be reduced,
focusing on improving the quality of
education:
-to encourage greater student in-
volvement in sections;
-more and better comments on
papers and exams;
-more TA time per student in of-
fice hours.
Psychology Prof. Wilbert McK-
eachie, in a recent Ann Arbor News
editorial, faulted large classes for of-
ten including: less writing, objective
examinations which require less
thought, and emphasis on learning
facts instead of encourazin active

Edwards,
IU, shoot
down 'M'
at :O1(?.)
BY STEVE BLONDER
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
BLOOMINGTON - Indiana is
8-3 when it scores between 70-79
points, 11-1 when it shoots better
than 50 percent from the field, and
14-1 when it has led at the half.
But the only thing that mattered
Sunday, was Jay Edwards' 22-foot
jumper as time expired, which gave
the No. 9 Hoosiers a 76-75 home
victory over Michigan and virtually
destroyed any Wolverine hopes of a
Big Ten championship.
The 13th-ranked Wolverines (19-
6 7-5 in the conference) went un by

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