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In Weeken Magazine:

Anti-Semitism: Where does political debate
overstep the line? " Blues Radio " Lean on Me

Sit IUn, Ut4
Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. IC, No. 114
*votes to
ire DJ
After a two-and-a-half hour meet-
ing, the Board of Directors of
WCBN, the University's student-
operated radio station, voted unani-
mously to fire Henry Hardy as pub-
lic affairs director, talk show host,
and DJ.
WCBN General Manager Emily
Burns said Hardy was not fired be-
cause he decided to read excepts from
The Satanic Verses, but because
"WCBN will not tolerate behavior
that is antagonistic, anti-productive,
or- in any way inhibits the ability of
* the network members to perform in
good faith," Burns said.
She added that Hardy's consistent
behavior of this nature had left her
do alternative but to fire him.
"Hardy is endangering the station as
a whole," said Burns, an LSA se-
' Members of the board said they
would not elaborate on Hardy's past
record because Hardy asked them not
to discuss such occurrences.
"I was very disappointed that the
board did not vote to overturn the
decision of the general manager,"
Hardy said. "The issue here is that
I'm being silenced not for my ac-
tions but for my words and my
Hardy, a University graduate stu-,
dent, said he was being "thrown out
for what he might do, not for what
See WCBN, Page 2

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 17, 1989

Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

Focused Wolverines set to X-out Xavier

With all of the hullaballoo surrounding Mich-
igan's coaching situation, it is difficult to re-
member that a game against Xavier (12:07 p.m.,
Ch. 2) is going to be played today in Atlanta.
While the Musketeers may not seem
overwhelming on paper and to the fans, they
have Michigan's coaching staff worried.
"You know we still have a game to play,"
said Steve Fisher, who will coach the team
against the Midwestern City Conference tourn-
ament champions instead of new Arizona State
coach Bill Frieder. "They're a good team that has

a lot of weapons. Plus, they're quicker than us,
which doesn't seem to be a rarity these days."
The Xavier guards are the ones that worry Fisher
the most. Senior Stan Kimbrough leads the team
in scoring with a 19-point average after leading
the team in assists last year when Xavier could
rely on the NCAA's 11th all-time leading scorer
Byron Larkin for scoring. Kimbrough shares the
guard spot with Michael Davenport, who, while
not averaging that many points on the season,
has recorded successive career-highs in the last
two games.
"Davenport is playing really well right now,"

Fisher said. "He's peaking now, which is the
way you want it going into the tournament."
On the front line, Xavier is not as small as
Michigan had first perceived. At 6-foot-9 and 6-
foot-10 respectively, Tyrone Hill and Derek
Strong matchup well with the Wolverines. Hill,
the Most Valuable Player of the MCC
Tournament and a first-team MCC performer,
averaged 18.9 points and 12.4 rebounds a game.
Despite the worry that Xavier poses to the
Wolverines, Musketeer coach Pete Gillen is
fretting more.
See Xavier, Page 10

North Campus
may create its
own assembly


- Job Fair,
Sid Freidman talks to student

North Campus students need a
governing body separate from the
rest of the University, says LSA
sophomore Charles Dudley, who is
working to establish a North Cam-
pus Assembly (NCA).
Although Dudley organized a
meeting last night to start plans for
the assembly, only two people at-
Although every student and fac-
ulty group on North Campus was
invited to the meeting, Conservative
Coalition presidential and vice
presidential candidates Aaron
Williams and Rose Karadsheh were
the only ones who came. -
"I hope this is not a reflection of
how North Campus people feel
about each other," Dudley said.
"You know we came out here to
try to support you," said Williams.
Williams explained that although
he does think that an assembly on
North Campus will separate that part
of the campus from the rest of the
university, he still thinks it is a
good idea.
"I can't let North Campus go un-
touched any longer," he said.
But Dudley does not feel that the
assembly, which would be composed
of both students and faculty or staff
members, would alienate North
Campus. Rather, he said the inter-
ests of students there would be better

"I don't think MSA represents a
broad enough constituency of North
Campus," Dudley said. "This is not
a reflection on (MSA president)
Mike Phillips, but on the assembly
as a whole."
NCA would be led by an assem-
bly speaker, who would act as a
president. This speaker would serve
over a cabinet made up of four stu-
dents and two faculty or staff mem-
bers. This cabinet would steer the
general assembly.
The people who would do the
most of the work would be the stu-
dents on the assembly, Dudley said.
"The students would get more out of
it and would put more into it."
Dudley said the problem of fund-
ing is one of the most difficult that
the new assembly would face. Pos-
sible ways of getting money would
be from the North Campus groups
represented by the body, the univer-
sity reserve fund, or MSA.
Although he said going to MSA
for money might make NCA rela-
tively dependent on the main student
government, Dudley said that he
does not think it would be possible
to get money from the University's
Board of Regents, as does MSA.
He said the regents would tell
NCA to work alongside MSA.
However, Dudley said that would be
the ideal situation anyway.

Dave Fisher at the job fair in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Greek Week aims

Greek Week 1989 Events

Event Di
Volleyball Contest Fi
Pie Eating Cotest Fi
White Castle Pat-off F
Greek Olypics Sa
Funnelator KJi- 1Si
Anchor Slash
Spaghe ti

Noon B0HT
7 2pm B 6I
10am Palmer Fiel
11:30am Palmer Fiel
A6pm I.M. Pool
9 assigned ATQ2
9 assigned AFA

Proceeds go to
Ann Arbor Alzheimer's
Kidney Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor Art Association
Art Start Program
Juvenile Diabetes
Red Cross
Washtenaw Association for
Retarded Citizens
Red Cross
Muscular Dystrophy

Bed Race Parade
Bed Race
Blood Drive
Musical Chairs
Limbo Contest
'Dance Contest
Phi Psi 500
Greek Sing/Variety
Awards Ceremony

Mon. 20 noon-6pm Union
Mon. 20 7pm Michigan
Tue. 21 noon-6pm Union
Tue.21 noon Tappan St.
Tue. 21 noon Tappan St.
Tue. 21 1pm Tappan St.
Wed. 22 noon-6pm Union
Wed. 22 11:45-lpin Diag
Wed. 22 noon-4pm Diag
Wed. 22 1:30-4pm Diag
Wed. 22 6pm Nectarine
Thu. 23 2pm-4pm ZTA

for "un a9
Just as Zeus aimed to fulfill his
duty of carrying out the will of Des-
tiny, so too will Greeks on campus
aim to raise $40,000 for charity in
the upcoming week.
"Zeus on the Loose - Reaching
for Olympus" is the theme of this
year's Greek Week. Though events
officially begin today, fraternity
and sorority members worked on the
Ann Arbor Shelter Association's
Women in Transition House last
Saturday. The shelter houses home-
less women for minimal rent while
they look for permanent homes.
To raise money for philan-
thropies, fraternity and sorority
houses team up and compete in a
week-long series of events, which
range from riding a tricycle to
jumping into 500 gallons of blue
In addition to a Red Cross Blood
Drive and charities chosen by indi-
vidual sororities and fraternities, this
year's three main philanthropies are:
-Literacy Volunteers of America,
which aims to increase literacy;
-The Wilmot House, which pro-

vides a home for radiation therapy
patients and their families in a joint
effort with The University of
Michigan Medical Center and the
American Cancer Society, and;
-Prospect Place, a shelter for
homeless children and their families.
"Our goal is $40,000, but we
don't nit pick on nickles and dimes,
said LSA senior Mark Weiss, the
Greek Week Committee chair. "The
whole week is fun and all for a
worthwhile cause."
t. To promote unity within the
Greekosystem, fraternities and
sororities have been divided up ran-
domly into teams to compete in
events. Tickets, t-shirts, food, and
boxer shorts will also be sold to
raise money. Local proprietors are
also taking part in Greek Week by
sponsoring events.
In addition, money raised from
the variety show "Greek Sing and
Variety," sweatshirt sales and partic-
ipation fees will be divided among
the three charities.
The competition within the Greel
system is "a healthy one where ev-
eryone is out there to have a good
See Greek, Page 2

Red Cross'


Red Cross
RonaldMcDonald House/
National Arthritis
Peace Neighborhood

Nazis may rally in A2 at
post-office tomorrow

Thu. 23 5pm

Hill Aud. Preselected 1989

A group of Nazis may be demon-
strating on the steps of the Ann Ar-
bor post office tomorrow and a
group of counter-protesters is gear-
ing for their arrival.
Judy Levy, a member of the Ann
Arbor Ad-hoc Committee to Oppose
the Nazis, said she hopes several
hundred counter-protesters will attend
the rally.
Levy said the committee would
not disendorse physical confrontation
with the Nazis, and added that the
United Coalition Against Racism
and the Latin American Solidarity
Committee would not endorse the
demonstration because of the possi-
bility of violence. Members of
UCAR and LASC could not be
reached for comment.
"Nazis are a threat to your life,"
she said. "This is something you
can't be passive about."
Levy said that although the Nazis
have been demonstrating in Ann Ar-
bor for eight years, it is difficult to
find out'when they are coming.
"We don't know what particular
time (they're coming)," she said.

has consistently overwhelmed the
Nazi participants in the Ann Arbor
rallies - last year more than 200
people counter-demonstrated. The
Nazis, who mainly consist of De-
troit skin-heads, left only minutes
after their arrival a year ago. Over 46
police officers were assigned torthe
rally, creating a line between the
counter-protesters and the Nazis.
Four of the counter-demonstra-
tors, including one University stu-
dent, were arrested for disorderly
conduct and disturbing the police.
"We've had trouble in the past,"
Roe-rickr cniI

-PIRGIM works for public goals

From its first project investigat-
ing unsafe toys to its recent efforts
in cleaning up the environment, the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan has fought to serve the
public as a politically independent

student organizations because it is
specifically a lobbying/research
group, and maintains a full-time
lawyer/lobbyist to work on its cases.
One of PIRGIM's biggest victo-
ries since its establishment has been
the adoption of the Freedom of In-
formation Act by the Michigan State

because they either don't have time
or they aren't idealistic enough," said
LSA junior Rich Kedzior, a PIR-
GIM volunteer.
The PIRGIM headquarters, located
in Ann Arbor with a second office in
Lansing, reports that there are about
40,000 PIRGIM supporters

on statewide issues, such as
supporting the Comprehensive
Cleanup Act, which would provide
stronger standards for cleaning up the
Last semester the group worked
to put the Environmental Cleanup
Bond, which called for $800 million

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