Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No.110 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 13, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
Xavier on the spot
Wolverines set to blaze through Atlanta
BY STEVE BLONDER
AND ADAM SCHRAGER
Douglas Fairbanks and his Sinbad
persona should be the Michigan basketball
team's role model this week as they prepare
for their first-round NCAA post-season
tournament opponent, the Xavier Musk-
The Wolverines (24-7) had been to every
regional the past four seasons before being
sent for a second time around, yesterday, to
the Southeast. Michigan, seeded third behind
Oklahoma and North Carolina, will open
tournament play Friday in Atlanta.
While the Musketeers do not possess the
big-name player that they had last year in
Byron Larkin, their all-time leading scorer
and brother of Michigan alum and current
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, they
are a difficult opponent, according to
Michigan coach Bill Frieder.
"THEY'RE a pretty good basketball
team that plays a fast style of ball with good
athletes," said Frieder, who has coached the
Wolverines to six consecutive 20-win
seasons. "We need to turn their pressure
defense into baskets from the fast break."
After finishing third in the Midwestern
City Conference this season, Xavier (21-11)
won the post-season tournament over
Evansville, which also made the tournament
as the No. 11 seed in the West regional.
This is the fourth straight season that coach
Pete Gillen has led his team to the
conference tournament championship.
The Musketeers' starting line up includes
senior Stan Kimbrough, who is leading the
team in scoring with a 19-point average, and
Michael Davenport, "who is playing
extremely well right now," according to
Michigan Assistant Steve Fisher, in the
backcourt. At one forward, 6-foot-9 junior
Tyrone Hill has been averaging 18.9 points
and 12.4 rebounds per game.
MICHIGAN, which was placed in what
college basketball guru Dick Vitale called
"the toughest regional in the tournament,"
could meet North Carolina, the team they
have lost to in the past two tournaments, in
the third round.
See Xavier, Page 11
People of color seek to
combat societal racism
BY VERA SONGWE
Minority students from universities around the
country met on campus this weekend as part of the
Students of Color Conference, which aimed to discuss
ways to irradicate racism on college campuses.
The conference, which excluded whites from partic-
ipating, was sponsored by the United Coalition
Against Racism and the Baker-Mandela Center. More
than 100 minority students from about 20 colleges and
universities, including Stanford, Columbia, and Penn
State, attended the conference.
The conference's theme was "Linking Struggles of
the '60s and '80s." It was the first of its kind to be or-
ganized, and it provided for the formation of a national
coalition of people united against anti-racism in
"We wanted to deal with some of the things alike to
the '60s and '80s movement and how we can continue
the struggle," said Kimberly Smith, a UCAR member.
"I think we got a lot of good ideas out and some of
them would be acted upon," said Dereca Blackman, a
representative from Stanford.
Although the debates became heated at times,
Blackman was did not think matters got out of control.
"It was good it got confrontational because people
talked about what was on their mind, meaning that we
were not just promoting a sense of false unity," she
"The issues emphasized, among others, were
women in leadership, lesbian and gay (rights), and the
role of whites in the student movement," Smith said.
The fight against racism has been going through
various phases, and the participants saw the conference
as a necessary forum to come share their strategies.
"We address our problems quickly," said Berkeley
graduate student Mark Sims. "Racial actions demand
immediate and direct action."
Victoria Gray Adams, a member of the Student
Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, said, "It is
time for the movement to escalate and we must de-
velop new strategies to deal with the problem of unity
"Somebody had to make a decision to care for the
community and those who do are those who move us
along the lines to becoming a more humane race," she
Melinda Micco, a Native American student from
Stanford, expressed her concern on the lack of Native
American participation at the conference. "We do not
have a strong network, but we are working on forming
one, so each university has groups they can work
See Minority, Page 5
Illinois forward Kenny Battle and his fighting Illini left Ann Arbor
like lions, trouncing Loy Vaught (left), Terry Mills and the rest of the
Wolverines, 89-73, to begin March Madness.
BY ALEX GORDON
First in afour part series.
In a new direction.
That is the course Student's Choice
presidential and vice-presidential candidates
Rob Bell and James McBain would steer
the Michigan Student Assembly.
"To espouse fiscal responsibility, to
bring back the relationships on this cam-
pus with other student organizations... so
we can advocate on the behalf of students
- this is what Student's Choice repre-
sents," Bell said.
Bell and McBain believe that the aver-
age student currently sees nothing from
MSA "that would warrant their respect."
"Many people tend to criticize students
on this campus as being apathetic, but l
tend to empathize with those people," Bell
said. "How can you blame someone for
not wanting to vote when their student
government can't do anything for them?"
Of the 17 candidates on the Student's
Choice ticket, only four are current MSA
representatives. Bell is quick to point out
that these candidates are the ones "who
have been arguing against the way MSA
has been running."
"They (the other parties) can talk about
all the great changes they are going to
make, but they have very little concept of
how to do it," Bell said.
All the candidates have plans to fight
the rising cost of tuition. Bell believes the
first step should be lobbying the Michigan
legislature to pass a bill requiring the
University to set tuition during the school
year, when "students can be involved in
Under the current policy, the University
"asserts entire monopolistic pressure on
the students" by deciding tuition rates dur-
ing the summer when most students are
not here, Bell said.
Over the past year, MSA's relationship
with the University's Board of Regents has
deteriorated to the point that the regents
have threatened to cut off MSA's funding.
"The regents have made a strong statement
that they want to see return on the stu-
dent's money," Bell said.
See MSA, Page 2
Student choice candidate
Israel Conference embraces
broad range of societal issues
BY JOSH MITNICK
In the midst of a campus where
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has
sparked a vigorous debate, discus-
sions of the fifth annual Israel Con-
ference Day set out yesterday to
demonstrate that there is more to Is-
raeli society than this one issue.
The conference, attended by more
Additional coverage of Is-
rael Conference Day, Page
to the Israeli film industry.
Conference Co-Chair Sheri Netler
said the purpose of the annual con-
ference is to discuss various aspects
of Israeli life. "This provides a nice,
clear perspective on Israeli issues
that otherwise isn't available," she
A major goal of the conference
was to highlight Israeli issues other
than the Palestinian uprising. "On
this campus, Israel is a singular is-
sue," said LSA senior Jonathan
Shapiro, co-chair of the conference's
the Intifadeh and ignore it.
Journalist Wolf Blitzer's keynote
address and a panel discussion enti-
tIed "The Impact of the Palestinian
uprising on the Peace Process,"
moderated by Political Science Prof.
Raymond Tanter, devoted significant
attention to the issues concerning
the Palestinian uprising.
The hour-long panel discussion,
which served as a finale for the day's
events, dealt with the uprising's ef-
fects on U.S. policy, the Arab world
and the leadership inside the occupied
than 300 people yesterday at Rack- You can't think about Israel and A different panel discussion on
ham Amphitheater, focused on social not think about occupation, but sexual discrimination in Israel -
and political issues currently being there is more to the country than an which featured former Israeli
confronted by Israeli citizens, occupying force," he said. "Israel as Brigadier General Amira Dotan and -
including the Palestinian uprising. a whole confronts a lot of different Israeli lawyer Rachel Benziman -
The day-long conference featured issues." addressed the challenges women face Yosef Olmert, professor in Mid
panel discussions and a film presen- Shapiro said the conference coor- University, asserts that Israel's pea
tation which dealt with issues rang- dinators also realized it would be any future movement towards pea
ing from sex discrimination in Israel wrong to "gloss over" the issue of See Israel, Page 5 Fifth Annual Israel Conference Da
. Denny's to provide all-nght eats for 'U'
BY SCOTT LAHDE
Despite last month's decision to
ban recruiting by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, Law School Dean
Lee Bollinger has invited FBI Direc-
tor Willliam Sessions to speak at
the Law School's commencement
"It is not an attempt to honor the
FBI while we are refusing them the
use of our recruitment facilities,"
said Bollinger. "(Sessions) is an in-
dividual representing the qualities
valued by the Law School."
Sessions, who Bollinger described
as "a person of integrity and strong
commitment within the Bureau," has
accepted the invitation to be the sole
speaker with Bollinger at com-
Bollinger decided to prohibit the
FBI from using the University's
Placement Office after several law
students brought to his attention re-
cent lawsuits against the FBI by
Black and Hispanic FBI agents
who charged that the Bureau
systematically discriminated against
them in hiring and promotions. But
he emphasized the ban was only on
recruiting and not speakers.
However, student groups who.
were active in pushing for the re-
cruitin han were not nleased with
dle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv
ice with Egypt is the connerstone to
ce in the Middle East at yesterday's
BY LISA FROMM
University students will soon be
able to walk to a restauraunt opened
around the clock, when a new
Denny's restaurant opens next
month in the space once held by the
Denny's owners hope to open the
restaurant, located on 330 E. Liberty
in the Michinn minr,' on Anril
24 hour dining returns as restaurant
moves into Pantree's former space
In September 1987, the Lesbian achs. Manager Stephanie Ballestero
and Gay Rights Organizing Com- said most of the Brown Jug's cus-
mittee (LaGROC) boycotted Pantree tomers are regulars, and "it's really
because they said its management cheap, so they come back. They
didn't stop five men fromharassing won't turn around and go to
a group of gay men and lesbian cus- Denny's."
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fresh baked goods, fruits, salads, and
Hackett said she hopes a "good
portion" of the business will be
from students. "It's within walking
distance, the prices are reasonable,
and it will be pretty," she said.
Denny's will keep the same decor
of Nighttown, whose owners had
completely renovated the space.
Dennv' s isnow making a few minor