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AIDS
laws may
.harm,
not help
LANSING (AP) - AIDS legis-
lation slated to take effect at the end
Hf the month could do more to
spread the deadly disease than quash
it, human rights activists say.
tThe bills, including one that
would make it a felony for people
infected with the AIDS virus to have
;sex without first telling their part-
ner, were passed without much fan-
fare at the end of the 1988 legislative
session.
The measures include increased
premarital AIDS counseling, the
mandatory tracing of sex partners of
AIDS victims, the testing of new
prison inmates and confidentiality in
AIDS testing.
Dr. Henry Messner, a board
member of the Michigan Organiza-
:tion for Human Rights, said the
laws will drive AIDS victims under-
ground.
*"They are discriminatory and they
-are going to tend to discourage peo-
;ple from being tested," he said.
"They have to be responsible and
;protect themselves."
Dr. Evelyn Fisher, an infectious
:disease specialist at Detroit's Henry
dPord Hospital, said the legislation
"fools people into thinking that we
can control the epidemic by passing
;laws, but that's the biggest lie in the
:world."
State officials estimate that up to
*30,000 people are infected with the
AIDS virus in Michigan.

The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 20, 1989-Page 3
Award-winning
deaf actor signs
to audience

Associated Press
DETROIT - Kevin Rashid, left, and Mike Gruber lead the way around Tiger Stadium yesterday as the
Tiger Stadium Fan Club and supporters march in protest against Domino's Pizza, whose owner, Tom
Monaghan also owns the Detroit Tigers baseball team, and proposed plans for a new stadium.
Nazis don't show at expected

BY MICAH SCHMIT
When Tony-award winning star of
the Broadway production of Children
of a Lesser God, Phyllis Frelich,
walked on stage, she received loud
applause.
Butsat the conclusion of her
speech, there was barely any. For the
enthusiastic crowd of almost 200 had
turned the theater into a sea of hands.
They learned to wave their hands in
the air so that Frelich, who was born
deaf, could see their appreciation.
Frelich gave a spirited keynote
address Friday afternoon in the Uni-
versity's Lydia Mendelssohn The-
ater, kicking-off the University's
two-day conference entitled, Staged
Ilands: Sign Language Translation
in the Theater.
A microphone-equipped inter-
preter sat in the front row and relayed
Frelich's speech to the audience.
Both of Frelich's parents are deaf.
And she is the oldest of nine chil-
dren, all of whom are also deaf.
"Sign language was the first lan-
guage I learned," she said in sign
language.
"I'm prejudiced, sign language is
so expressive. I tease my hearing
friends, they should learn to sign.
They all use their hands when they
talk but I have no idea what they're
saying."
With that joke, the audience
broke into laughter and people visi-
bly settled into their seats. Accus-
tomed to her (signing) delivery, the
audience was now cradled in the
hands of Phyllis Frelich.
"Sign language is not universal,
as most people think," she contin-
ued. In the United States 28 million
deaf people have made signing the
fith most often used language.
She criticized what has become
the stereotypical perception that a

deaf person who can speak and sign
is more intelligent than one who can
only sign.
Frelich recounted when actor
Marlee Matlin, who played the same
lead character, Sarah, in the film
version of Children of a Lesser God,
spoke to television audiences ort
Oscar night. "It encouraged the frus-
tration of deaf people because i
seemed to play to the stereotype that
people measure non-hearing people
by the degree to which they cart
speak.
At one point, however, Frelich
humorously added, "I am annoyed at
how many people are studying the
language (signing) - we can't 'talk'
freely in public any more, too many
eyes."
Frelich attended Gallaudet Unit
versity, the only major university
specifically for the deaf. She was
told that as a deaf female it would
behoove her to major in library sci-
ence. That way, a woman could
work in local libraries of each city
while following her deaf husband
around as he moved from job to jobs
she said.
"Well, I got a degree in library
science, but I didn't have any deaf
husband to follow around," shb
quipped.
Frelich went on to study theater,
and she married a hearing person;
which is almost unheard of for a deaf
person to do. She now has two sons;*
who are both hearing.
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rally,
BY KRISTINE LAL
Over 100 people st
Saturday, protestingo
Nazi recruitment drive
never came, and after
waiting for their arr
testers went home.
Members of the A
mittee to Stop the N
the rally was a succe
Nazis did not show up.
"It was a victory,"s

but 100 others protest
ONDE member Rhonda Laur. "Whenever pride and others of workers' rights.
ood in the cold they say they're going to show, we But Laur said the groups were not
an anticipated will protest and prevent them from un-unified. "I think there are groups
. But the Nazis coming." who no matter what are not going to
three hours of Members of other groups includ- unify. But I think everyone who
ival the pro- ing the Revolutionary Workers stood on this block was here for a
League, the Black Greek system, and unified idea."

Ad-Hoc Com-
lazis said that
ss because the
a.
said committee

the Committee to Defend Abortion
Rights spoke of their groups indi-
vidual causes.
The groups often chanted different
slogans, some shouting of Black

Laur said the committee would
start again if it heard rumors of an-
other Nazi arrival. She said members
would be prepared for a Nazi rally on
April 20, Hitler's 100th birthday.

Proposed law would curb landlord visits

BY KRISTINE LALONDE
Christine Fulton and her five roommates were
disturbed by her landlord's unannounced visits to
their house. The landlord would come by on a
fegular basis, knock on the door, and enter if
there wasn't an immediate answer.
"We totally felt invaded," said Fulton, an LSA
senior, of her former living situation. She and
her housemates took no legal action against the
disturbances.
Current Ann Arbor laws make legal action
against unannounced visits difficult. But a pro-
Posed city ordinance, to be discussed at tonight's
city council meeting, would make unannounced
iisits illegal.
But the ordinance process may take months to
pomplete.
The ordinance would require landlords to give
three-day written notice to tenants, and receive
tenant permission before entering the home. Ex-
eptions would be made for emergency situa-
ions.
Current tenant laws do not define what
constitutes visit notification. The Rights and
Duties of Tenants , a leaflet every Ann Arbor
landlord must distribute, states: "Your lessor does
* iot have the right to enter your dwelling, in
most cases."
It's the phrase "in most cases" that has the
Ann Arbor Tenants Privacy Coalition fighting

for stricter tenant privacy laws.
Staffers at the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union said
the ambiguity of the current law makes fighting
unannounced visits nearly impossible. In addi-
tion, some leases override the law.
For example, tenants renting from Campus
Rentals must sign a lease which gives the land-
lord and any managing agent "irrevocable per-
mission" for entries.
Claudia Green, a staffer at A ATU, said, "The
landlord shows up any time, unannounced, and
the tenant can't do anything about it."
Michael Appel, a member of the coalition,
said the landlord "can try to be nice (about vis-
its), but if they don't, there's nothing you can
do."
The Union finds the lease of Campus Rentals
particularly disturbing. The lease also states that
when a tenant makes a repair request, automatic
permission has been given for maintenance per-
sonnel to enter the home at their convenience. If
the tenant won't let the maintenance worker in,
the landlord will bill the tenant for the cost of
labor.
Between August 1, 1988 and January 30,
1989, the AATU received 80 calls from tenants
complaining of privacy violations.
Privacy is one of three most common com-

plaints, along with repair and security deposit
complaints. The Union received 17 privacy com-
plaints in February, and during the same period
18 calls about repairs were received.
Local landlord Newton Bates does not see
visits as a problem. "My observation over the
years has been that people don't have a problem
with short notice."
He said he would agree to a three-day notice if
a tenant requested it, but he has not received such
a request in the past.
The ordinance includes clauses on topics in-
cluding sexual harassment, the installation of
additional locks, and identification of agents of
the landlords.
Elizabeth Radcliffe, the coordinator for K-
CORP, a local rape prevention group, said she
became involved in working for the ordinance
because of the section on sexual harassment.
"In the larger picture, there's a lot of ties be-
tween working on womens' issues and tenants'
issues," she said.
Radcliffe said single women with children
were most affected by sexual harassment by
landlords.
Tom Martin, another local landlord, agrees
with the law's intent, but is not sure if the cur-
See Privacy, Page 8

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3050 Frieze, 2:30 pm.
"Costa Rica: The Democratic Al-
ternative" - Fausto Amador,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 8 pm.
"Manganese Complexes as Models
for the Oxygen Evolving Complex
in Photosystem II" - Ms. Xinhoa
Li, 1200 Chem., 3 pm.
"Managing the African Debt Cri-
sis"- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,
School of Business Adminstration,
1310 Kresge, 4:30 pm.
"First Generation Arab-Ameri-
cans: The Search for Identity" -
Dr. Diana Abu-Jaber, Asst. Prof. @
Dept./English, 116 Hutchins Hall,
7:30 pm.
"Social Support and Parenting in
Low-Income Families" - Joseph
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Meetings
U of M Taekwondo - 2275 CCRB,
6:30-8:15 pm. Beginners welcome.
Asian American Association -
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U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate - 1200
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U of M Women's Rugby - Elbel

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