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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No. 112 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, March 15, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

As Israeli Philharmonic concert-
goers entered Hill Auditorium last
night they were greeted by the music
of the Palestinian Intifadeh and , 9
demonstrators singing "Ana Ismee
Sha'ab" - "I am the Palestinianf
People." s,
About 45 members of the Pales-,
tinian Solidarity Committee gathered
on the steps of Hill Auditorium and
held a candlelight vigil in protest of,
what they called the Israeli govern-4
ment's suppression of the Palestinian
Holding posters saying, "No cul-,A
t ure can prosper under oppression,"3
and "Self-Determination for Pales-
tine," demonstrators passed out fliers
telling concert-goers to "enjoy the .
performance," but that Palestinians'
rights to express their cultural iden-
tity are being denied. JESSICA GREENE/Daily
University alumnus Husein OdenMembers of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee demonstrate at Hill Auditorium against what they vie
said the group's statement was nott be Israeli suppression of Palestinian culture in the occupied territories.
See Vigil, Page 2

for ASI
Michigan basketball coach Bill The
Frieder will be named the new assistan
basketball coach at Arizona State overly h
University, at a press conference this all
scheduled for this morning. Fisher w,
Frieder was on Northwest last nigh
AirlinesFlight 239 to Phoenix , "It's
which arrived at 1:21 EST this Ooster,
morning, according to a source close untimely
to the team. In Fel
"I found out tonight at 8:30 vehemer
through the grapevine," center Loy would le
Vaught said. "He wasn't at practice said, "I
and we were told he was in Arizona. because
We are all shocked. It's at a bad time Thisi
with the tournament and all." yed Pu
Michigan opens NCAA tourn- turned d
ament play Friday against Xavier. morning
One player, who declined to be Ariz
indentified, said the players were glad -xubera
to see Frieder leave. "I th]
"This will make a lot of people


ppy," the player said. "There
t of guys who will now be
ave another chance."
player said Michigan
t coach Steve Fisher was
happy at practice, "but that
was not fair to the team."
vas unavailable for comment,
Frieder's own decision," J.P.
baan said. "It is just so
y, but we can play over it."
-bruary at Iowa City, Frieder
;ntly denied rumors that he
eave Michigan for ASU. He
won't discuss such rumors
they are not true."
incident comes after a teary-
irdue coach Gene Keady
down the ASU job yesterday
ona State players seemed
nt at hearing the news.
ink that will be good. I like
See Frieder, Page 3

The Michigan Student Assembly
voted 22-3 against a resolution yes-
terday that would have taken away
*official MSA recognition from the
student group United Coalition
Against Racism.
The resolution, introduced at last
night's meeting by MSA Reps.
Gene Kavnatsky, Matt Mansfield,
Bryan Mistele, and Dan Tobocman,
proposed that MSA derecognize
UCAR because they believed last
weekend's Students of Color
Conference violated the MSA Coin-
piled Code and the All-Campus
The four said that because whites
were not allowed to participate in
some aspects of the conference, it
was discriminatory, and thus a
violation of the Code and Constitu-
Representatives of several
organizations, including UCAR,
*used last night's constituents' time
Sto voice their objection to the reso-
lution. UCAR member Tracy
Matthews told the assembly that the
conference did provide an
"opportunity for interested white
students to participate."
David Fletcher, a white member
of UCAR, backed up Matthews'
statement by saying that he and
other white students had indeed taken
part in the conference.
When MSA originally passed the
proposal to fund the conference at its
Feb. 13 meeting, UCAR member
Michael Wilson told the assembly
that whites would not be invited to
some parts of the conference so that
See MSA, Page 2

Coalition pl
Third in a four part series
The Conservative Coalition calls itself
conservative because its primary platform is to
keep student money on campus, presidential
MSA elections '89
candidate Aaron Williams said.
"I don't think the majority of students know
their money is going to El Salvador while they
can't get a safe ride home," said Williams, an
engineering junior.
Vice presidential candidate Rose Karadsheh, an
LSA junior, added, "just because we call
ourselves conservative doesn't mean we will cater
to only certain groups."

edges fiscal C
Karadsheh stressed that the Conservative
Coalition will support the groups that students
want to support, and not merely transfer power
from the hands of a small group of liberals to a
small group of conservatives.
Specifically for this reason, the Conservative
Coalition is against directing student money to
the Public Research Group in Michigan
"It's not neutral (to) support them," Karadsheh
said. "They are almost insulting the rest of the
campus groups with their proposal."
Although he said he-has never really agreed
with PIRGIM, Williams explained that he
doesn't have a problem with their presence on
campus - he thinks they should go through
MSA for funding like any other student
Williams also stressed his commitment to
minority recruitment, saying MSA "needs to go
out and do something about it."
He said the Conservative Coalition would

send representatives to high schools around
Michigan to interest students in attending
"This is not affirmative action," Karadsheh
said. "We are giving (minorities) the tools to do
Karadsheh also said that if students didn't have
the grades to get into the University immediately
after high school, University representatives
would tell them about smaller colleges they
could attend until their grades were high enough.
However, Williams said tuition is also a
problem with many students who want to come
to the university.
"Only the very, very rich or the very, very
poor can come here," he said. "My big dream is
to have an MSA scholarship" for those who feel
the financial pinch but cannot qualify for
financial aid.

...MSA presidential candidate

See Coalition, Page 2

Vandals burn
Palestinian shanty

Early yesterday morning, un-
known vandals torched a wooden
Diag shanty constructed by the Uni-
versity of Michigan Palestine Soli-
darity Committee (PSC).
Although part of the shanty was
left intact, the roof was ripped off
and the back side was badly charred.
PSC member Rashid Taher said
he spoke with Ann Arbor police of-
ficers yesterday who said fire fighters
did not see anyone in the area when
they arrived to extinguish the fire.
Police officers working on the
case were unavailable for comment
yesterday, but Taher said he was told
that police would conduct an inves-
The PSC built the shanty last
year to represent the poor living
conditions under which many Pales-
tinians reside. "The shanty recog-
nized those whose inalienable rights
have been denied by the brutal Israeli

occupation," Taher said.
PSC member Nuha Khoury said
the shanty's torching is "part of the
intolerance people have for different
points of view...They should come
out and talk about it instead of re-
sorting to violence."
She said the University should be
more concerned and aware of the
problem of anti-Arab racism on
Taher said the action is "part of
an organized and systematic cam-
paign against Palestinians." He added
that the motives behind this deed
arise out of a desire to "squelch
speech and to squelch debate."
For the last four years, the PSC
has worked for Palestinian rights and
a change in government policy to-
ward the Middle East. Committee
members hope to achieve their goals >k.
through increasing public awareness
of the problems of the Palestinian Two seventh grade

during their tour of the University to look at the burnt

students from Inkster stop


shanty on the Diag.

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Writer Adams talks INSIDE

Writer Douglas Ada
the Hitchhiker's Gu
Galaxy series, spoke
waving, 500-member c
versity students Tue
Adams signed copies of
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towels, sofas
during the bursts of applause from
ms, author of the audience.
ide to the Adams continued by reading a
to a towel- more lengthy excerpt, in which his
rowd of Uni- hero Arthur Dent escapes an alien
sday night. who has decided to insult everyone
f those and of in the universe personally and in al-
r n -.an n nhahetica1 Arrier Arthur thin falls

Standardized tests and University
admissions policies: an interview
with admissions officer Donald
See Opinion, Page 4
Soundgarden will the provide the
boom of arena rock minus the
obscured vision,
See Arts, Page 5

U.S. says '88 trade
deficit narrowed
to $135.3 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deficit in the broadest
measure of American trade improved dramatically last
year, narrowing to $135.3 billion, as a surge in
merchandise exports offset a sharp worsening in the
U.S. investment balance sheet, the government said
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