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Ninety- nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No. 118 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, March 23, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
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iNCAA
nal Semifinal

Williams

wins

election

Conservative Coalition
will lead new MSA

10 p.nrm. EST ; WJBK - TV 2
LexingtonKY WJR - AM 760
Cagers look to
tar and feather
N. Carolina
BY STEVE BLONDER
Michigan's quest for a Final Four berth faces a
major obstacle tonight in the form of a North Carolina
team that has eliminated the Wolverines (26-7) from
the NCAA tournament each of the last two years.
"Our problem is that we play an excellent Michigan
team that we've knocked out the last two years, and I
don't like that from a psychological standpoint," North
Carolina coach Dean Smith said.
Despite the twelve-month respite from playing the
Tar Heels (29-7), the Michigan coaching staff does not
feel North Carolina is a significantly different team.
"When you are talking about North Carolina, you
are talking about the program," Michigan Interim
Coach Steve Fisher said. "They may change names
and faces, but the program never changes."
Fisher said he is particularly worried about stopping
North Carolina because "they have strength inside,
shooting from the outside, and a wealth of experience."
One key match-up is underneath, where Michigan's
Terry Mills, who has been playing arguably the best
basketball of his career in recent games, will go
against North Carolina's J.R. Reid. The two were the
top two players coming out of high school three years
ago. See Carolina, Page 10

BY ALEX GORDON
AND TARA GRUZEN
Aaron Williams of the Conserva-
tive Coalition Party will be the next'
president of the Michigan Student
Assembly.
With 95 percent of the votes
counted at press time, the Conserva-

vative Coalition.
"This seems to be a national
trend. I hope members of United
Students get LSA representative po-
sitions," said Kittrie. "I wish Aaron
Williams a lot of luck."
Student Power's Julie Murray and
Rob Bell of the Student's Choice
party finished third and fourth

MSA elections'189 respectively with about 21 percent of
the votes each.
"They (the voters) don't know
what's coming," said Murray. "You
think MSA is bad, you haven't seen
anything yet. People made an unin-
tive Coalition ticket of Williams and formed choice; they got what they
Rose Karadsheh captured 1,256 deserved-"
votes, 32.8 percent of the 3,824 "It's so disgusting, its funny,"
presidential votes tallied. she added.
"I can't really comment on this, "That's absolutely unbelievable,"
because I'm not in a rational state of said Bell. "I wish him the best of
mind," said Williams on hearing the luck. He has a lot of work before
election results. "I want to start him."
working on as many programs as I The 3,824 presidential ballots
can as soon as possible." counted so far showed an increase of
Current MSA president Mike about 1,000 over last year. But even
Phillips said, "Hell has frozen over, more students voted on the ballot
trees are dancing, cows are jumping resolutions and representative seats.
over the moon, Aaron Williams has These results will not be known un-
won. The people have spoken." til later in the week, Election Direc-
Zack Kittrie of the United Stu- tor Michelle Putnam said.
dents party finished a distant second "I'm real happy there was such a
in the race with 24.5 percent of the good turnout from people I bet have
vote, 8.3 percent behind the Conser- See MSA, Page 3

LIZ STEKETEE/Daily
Michigan Student Assembly candidate Zachary Kittrie campaigns on the Diag. Many
students were bombarded with party literature during the last day of MSA voting.

Hondurans resent Contra

BY VERA SONGWE
Daily News Analysis
Fourth in a five-part series
At the end of the month, the U.S.
Cintral American Forum
focus on Honduras
Congress will vote whether or not to con-
tinue funding a program that supports the
Contras and their families in Honduras.

Hondurans fear that U.S. officials will
abandon the Contras, which would create
significant security and economic problems
in the country.U
"It is extremely sad that they [the U.S.]
are thinking of doing this because it has
utterly destroyed communities in Hon-
duras," said Santiago Castro, a Honduran
refugee in Ann Arbor.
"Instead of having troops in Honduras,
they can give aid that would help the peo-
ple," Castro said.
Honduras has played a key role in U.S.
policy toward Central America since the
early 1980s, when the country became a

presence in their country
Contra excursions into their own countries and as a political nest Suazo Cordova, ruled until 1985 when]
vador. for U.S. troops. was succeeded by Jose Azcona Hoyo of t
ed between Guatemala, And U.S. multi-national corporations Liberal Party (PLH), who is still in pow
aragua, and Hondurans control 100 percent of the countries five today.
ieir role as a regional largest firms, 88 percent of the 20 largest
entral America aid the and 82 percent of the 50 largest, according "Honduras is a country searching for
to a United Nations publication. national identity," said History Pr

he
the
er
)a
of.

"It is a country with a lot of hope; un-
fortunately, it is in the wrong location,"
said LSA senior Roberto Frisancho, a
member of the Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America.
Frisancho said Honduras has been used
as an economic safety valve for Central
Americans running away from strife in

"There has been complete submission to
the U.S., and the people cannot take it
anymore," stated Manuel Acosta Bonilla, a
leader of the Honduran National Party (PN),
in a recent New York Times article.
In 1981, after 10 years of military rule,
elections were held in Honduras with U.S.
support. The winner, President Roberto

Thomas Anderson, a specialist in Central
American affairs at Eastern Connecticut
University. "Like many other Latin
American nations, it appears to be. finding
its identity in resentment against the power
and presumption of the United States,"
See Honduras, Page 3

Band will
travel to
versus NC
BY MARK MENDELIS
The Michigan pep band and
cheerleading squad are tired of
watching the NCAA Tournament on
TV and listening to other bands play
the Michigan fight song. But both
the band and cheerleaders are finally
going to root for their team when
the Wolverines take on North Car-
olina's Tarheels tonight in Lexing-
ton, KY.
The pep band and cheerleading
squad did not travel to Atlanta for
first- and second-round tournament
games in Atlanta because of re-
straints placed on the financially-
troubled Athletic Department.
To save money, Athletic Director
Bo Schembechler hired Georgia State
University students to don Michigan
baseball caps and shirts and play the
Wolverine fight song. The band was
$30,000.
No cheerleaders were hired to re-
place the Michigan squad.
Of the eight schools who sent The
basketball teams to Atlanta, Michi- Atla
gan was the only one which did not
bring its own band. Even Xavier
University. with a student body of ihpe..h

Miller brewers apologize for
sexists ads in college papers

BY STACEY GRAY
"Grab her hand, shut your eyes
real tight and repeat to yourself,
'Elle MacPherson, Elle MacPherson,
Elle MacPherson..."'
Prior to Spring Break, 55 college
newspapers around the country ran
this as part of a Miller Lite advertis-
ing supplement tiltled "Beachin'
Times," which drew criticism from
students and faculty for being sexist.
The supplement was designed to
promote Miller beer and Spring
Break events in Florida and Texas. It
is no longer being run because of
complaints received by the Miller
Brewing Company, which is based
in Milwaukee, Wis.
Though the company intended the
16 page-supplement to be "a
humorous take-off and parody on
spring break," many readers were of-
fended, said Miller spokesperson
Susan Henderson.
"It was not intended to be offen-

sive," she said. "Clearly we made a
mistake, and we're not going to have
such material released again."
On Feb. 24, the company sent
out letters to the 55 schools who ran
the supplement. The letters apolo-
gized for the tone and content of the
supplement and stated, "We blew it."
Most of the supplement was di-
rected towards men, linking slogans
such as how to "scam babes" with
where to find "lots of Miller Lite and
Miller Genuine Draft Beer."
But Miller did not neglect to in-
clude advice for women readers, or
"dudettes."
"Never trust any guy who uses an
opening line like, 'That's a great
looking bathing suit, but it'd look
better on my motel room floor!"' the
supplement advised.
Many readers were offended by the
supplement and complained to the
newspapers' editorial boards.
"I thought it was tacky and sexist

and not really geared towards a col-
lege audience - more towards an
eighth grade one," said Andy Bech-
tel, editor-in-chief of The Gamecock,
the University of South Carolina's
student paper. Though editors re-
jected the advertisement, it acciden-
tally ran because of a printer's error.
"We carried the supplement and
had a lot of objections to it for ad-
vertising alcohol and sexism," said
Noel Gordon, assistant to the pub-
lisher of the Indiana Daily Student.
Though the Daily received the
supplement, it was not run because
it was sexist, said Sue Crisp, office
coordinator of the business staff.
But the supplement somehow
found its way to the University and
was read by some students. One stu-
dent said he found the advertisement
on the floor of Tubby's, a sub shop
on E. William St.
See Beer, Page 2

Gov't finds Michigan's
air 6th dirtiest in nation

ROBIN LOZNAK/Daily

Michigan "Rent A Band" at the NCAA championships in
anta last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a
one-two punch on the state of
America's air, government figures
revealed yesterday that 2.4 billion
pounds of toxic chemicals are re-
leased annually into the atmosphere,
and that 100 million people live

disorders, and genetic mutations.
More than 106 million pounds of
the toxic chemicals were released by
manufacturers into the air over
Michigan in 1987. That level made
Michigan the sixth dirtiest state in
the nation according to the study.

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