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tral Michigan University athletes
will remain Chippewas despite pres-
sure from the state Civil Rights
Commission to drop their Native
4merican logos.
The Mt. Pleasant college will
embark on a three-year plan to dig-
i'ify the way the name is used, said
Central Michigan President Edward
"If misuse of the name still oc-
ours under these conditions, then we
dhould drop the name, " he said yes-
Saginaw Chippewa subchief Ruth
Moses said the tribe is happy with
e decision.
"It's a step forward in bringing
tihe Native American respect," she
4aid. "It will help both of us. A lot
f people going to CMU don't know
we're here. They don't know
thippewas are just three miles
"It doesn't bother me," said Myr-
tOe Tolonen, chair of the Keweenaw*
Pay Tribe in L'Anse, "I never had
4ny problem with it."
t Jakubauskas' decision follows a
local committee recommendation
that Central Michigan retain the In-
4ian name if it ban Native American
mnascots and drum beats as well as
start student education programs on
the Chippewa culture.
Beside Central Michigan, three
tther Michigan colleges use Indian
Ipgos: the Michigan Christian Col-
lege Warriors, the Lake Michigan
4mmunity College Indians and the
pastern Michigan University
Iurons. Those colleges are still
Itudying the issue.

The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 17, 1989-- Page 3

debate city-space

Dana Rapisardi, an LSA sophomore, attends the monthly meeting of the monthly meeting of the Ann
Arbor Society 4 Origami held at the Slauson Intermediate School last night.
Native Americans gather for
17th annual A2 Pow Wow

Democratic mayoral candidate
Ray Clevenger unveiled his proposal
to provide more room for the city's
bureaucrats yesterday at the Chamber
of Commerce's "Soap Box" forum at
the Ann Arbor Inn.
The forum featured speeches from
all mayoral and city council candi-
dates competing in the April 3 city
Clevenger proposed that the city
Ann Arbor
Elections '89
rent some of the 360,000 square feet
of vacant office space in Ann Arbor
to lessen the burden on what many
call an overcrowded City Hall.
Ann Arbor voters rejected tax in-
creases for a City Hall renovation in
each of the last two annual city
elections, despite the city council's
pleas for added funding. In January,
the council rejected a resolution to
put a $24 million millage proposal
on the April ballot.
Incumbent Republican Mayor
Gerald Jernigan has said during the
campaign that he will pursue another
millage proposal if elected.
But Clevenger is searching for an
alternative to a tax increase.
"We've heard about overcrowding
in City Hall," he said. "But we have
360,000 square feet of vacant office
space in this city. Is there anything
wrong with the city of Ann Arbor
renting that space?"
Jernigan thinks so. He said Cle-
venger's proposal has already been
looked at by the city and has been


rejected because many believe t
cost-prohibitive given the city's
budget deficit.
Meanwhile, Jernigan continued
his attack on Clevenger in front of
the crowd of about 100 business-
"You're not going to hear about
any new ideas from the Democrats,'
said Jernigan. "(Their campaign) is
just going to be a different spin of
what council Republicans are already
Libertarian mayoral candidate
David Damroze also made an
appearance in which he tried to fa-
miliarize the audience with the Lib-
ertarian Party principles.

Native Americans from around the nation will
gather to sing, dance, renew acquaintances, and cele-
brate their culture at this weekend's 17th annual Ann
Arbor Pow Wow.
A traditional Native American celebration, the Pow
Wow symbolizes peace and unity between Native
American tribes, and is important for the preservation
of the Native American heritage, said Mike Dashner, a
Native American representative at Minority Student
Ann Arbor's Pow Wow, sponsored by the Univer-
sity's Native American Student Association, is the
largest in the Great Lakes area. Last year more than

300 Native American dancers - from Canada to Ari-
zona - came to the Pow Wow.
Drummers and dancers will share songs and chants
with each other at the Coliseum, located at Hill and
Fifth. Traditional dance competitions will take place
Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm.
And in addition to the festivities, traders will be
selling authentic jewelry, carvings, horns, beads, and
other goods.
All students and Ann Arbor residents are invited to
the Pow Wow, where they will have the chance to
learn about the Native American culture and talk to the
participants of the the festival, said Amy Delong of
the Native American Student Association.

Rev. criticizes Christian
Zionist support of Israel

Christian Zionists have extended
unconditional support of the state of
isfael, a Presbyterian Reverend told
an audience of about 50 students and
community members at Rackham
jmphitheater last night.
i'"The lecture, titled "Anxious for
Armageddon- Probing Israel's
t pport Among American Christian
Zionists," was presented by the Rev.
bonald Wagner, the national director
of the Palestinian Human Rights
Campaign. It was sponsored by the
teneral Union of Palestinian Stu-
Christian Zionism is "a largely
Protestant Christian phenomenon,
primarily in the fundamental ele-
ments, that support the establish-
inent of a Jewish state as a fulfill-
inent of biblical prophecy," Wagner
He said Christian Zionists think
anyone who truly believes in the
Bible sees Israel and the fulfillment
of prophecy as inseparable."
Wagner, who strongly opposes
(his movement said, "In my view,
phis is heretical in terms of Christian
* octrine." Though Wagner never at-
tacked Israel's right to exist, he
criticized Christians who view Is-
rael's existence as a biblical right
Aind their use of the bible as
justification for Israeli human rights
violations against Palestinians.
Fundamentalists like Pat Robert-
son, Jim and Tammy Baker, and
Jerry Falwell are the visible
evangelicals who believe in Chris-
Sian Zionism, he said.

"There is sufficient evidence to
believe former president Reagan
himself subscribes to Christian
Zionism," said Wagner. He said on
five different occasions Reagan pub-
licly supported the views advocated
by Christian Zionists.
According to the bible, the
formation of the state of Israel is the
first step toward Armageddon, or the
end of the world.
Wagner traced the roots of Chris-
tian Zionism to Jewish apocalyptic
thought and the prophecy that the
Jews would return to form a state.
The movement later appeared in
Britain in the 16th century with the
Protestant Reformation, Wagner
The basic principles of Christian
Zionism were established in 1829,
he said, prior to Theodor Herzl's
Jewish Zionism, which was estab-
lished in 1897.
After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war,
the International Christian Embassy
was established in Jerusalem by
fundamentalists "to show support
and love for Israel." In 1985, the
ICE organized the first Christian
Zionist Congress in Basile,
Wagner attended the second
Christian ZionistdCongress in
Jerusalem last year, where he said
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir stressed the need for crushing
the Intifadah with Christian support.

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