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Vol. IC, No. 119 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 24, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
BY STEVE BLONDER
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The third time around proved
to be the charm, as Michigan upset second-seeded
North Carolina, 92-87, last night in Lexington to earn
a berth in Saturday's regional final against Virginia.
The victory came within 15 minutes before
Michigan interim coach Steve Fisher's 44th birthday,
and at midnight the Wolverine fans joined in a rousing
chorus of "Happy Birthday."
"I couldn't have had a finer birthday," Fisher said.
"Our kids displayed character, determination and grit
Fisher is now 3-0 since taking over for Bill Frieder,
who resigned to take the head coaching job at Arizona
Glen Rice scored 34 points, including 8 three-
pointers to seal the Wolverine victory. Rumeal
Robinson added 17, including three three-pointers.
Terry Mills had 16 on 8-11 shooting and Sean Higgins
had 14 to pace Michigan.
North Carolina coach Dean Smith expressed shock
at Rice and Robinson's accuracy from three-point
"I don't think I've ever seen anything like that
before," Smith said.
The teams were tied at 83 with 4:06 left to play,
but Carolina could only manage four points on two
layups the rest of the way.
Michigan, meanwhile, took the lead for good, 86-
83, on a Rice three-pointer with 3:47 left. Mark
Hughes hit a free throw and Rice hit another three
pointer with 12 seconds left on the shot clock at the
1:04 mark, to put the Wolverines (27-7) up 90-87.
Two Higgins free throws provided the final margin
Smith came away impressed at the way Michigan
seemed to take control of the game. "They were
playing with a cause. They weren't the same Michigan
team I saw earlier on tape," Smith said. "Once in
awhile there comes a point where you just say
congratulations to the other team because I den'tknow
how much better we could have played."
The much anticipated inside war between Mills and
J.R. Reid took several minutes to unravel, as Reid
started the game on the Carolina bench. Smith has
now used 24 different lineups in 37 different games.
See Final 8, Page 10
BY TARA GRUZEN
For the second year in a row,
University students voted down the
highly-debated $2 refundable fee for
the Public Interest Research Group
in Michigan (PIRGIM).
Of the 4,736 students who voted
on the PIRGIM referendum, 52 per-
cent cast their ballot against the fee.
Students cast 450 more ballots for
For complete MSA election
results, see page 2
the PIRGIM referendum than for the
Michigan Student Assembly presi-
Pirgim Chair Jason Feingold said
"I feel like students have been tricked
out of one of the most valuable re-
sources on campus." As for PIR-
GIM's future, Feingold said "I don't
know about funding, but hope to
continue our work on campus."
"It's a good decision," said MSA
vice president-elect Rose Karadsheh
of the Conservative Coalition party.
"(PIRGIM) shouldn't be given more
privileges than any other group. The
numbers should speak for them-
However, Catherine Stone, a
newly elected LSA representative
from the Conservative Coalition,
said, "I'm surprized that it failed. I
thought they had a lot more backing
than we did."
PIRGIM volunteer Rich Kedzior
said the referendum lost because "the
opposition ran a pretty good misin-
Kedzior added that the people
campaigning against the PIRGIM
tax falsely accused PIRGIM of giv-
ing money to private citizens.
Current MSA president Mike
Phillips, who supports PIRGIM
funding, said, "It's the saddest thing
I've heard in a long time. The only
thing worse than having Aaron
(Williams, the MSA president-elect
from the Conservative Coalition)
winning is having PIRGIM losing."
In past years, PIRGIM fees have
ranged from $.75 to$3.00.
Students also voted down the
other two referendums on the MSA
ballot. Both dealt with changes in
the assembly constitution, and re-
quired 60 percent of the vote to pass.
One would have allowed the
members of the MSA Minority Af-
fairs Commission to elect their own
chair. Currently, the committee chair
is elected by the assembly, as are all
other chairs of committees and
See Elections, Page 2
against North Carolina's J.R. Reid during the
round of the NCAA tournament at Lexington,
Michigan's Terry Mills drive
first half of last night's game
s to the hoop
in the third
BY FRAN OBEID ate
The University's Board of Regents tio
approved appointments for two top ver
University positions at its monthly Af
meeting yesterday - general counsel spe
and director of the Affirmative Action nin
Elsa Cole, who will begin as the No
University's head attorney on July 24, Pre
is presently serving as Washington yea
state's assistant attorney general.
Zaida Giraldo, currently the associ- Un
vice chancellor for Affirmative Ac-
n and Equal Opportunity at the Uni-
rsity of Massachusetts, will head the
firmative Action Office and serve as
ecial advisor to the president begin-
ng in May.
Giraldo will replace Virginia
rdby, who moved to Associate Vice
esident for Government Relations last
Cole was selected after a two-year
iversity search. High-level University
top 'U' p
searches generally take about a year, but
officials said the search for former Gen-
eral Counsel Roderick Daane's re-
placement had to be put on hold while
the regents searched for a new president
The general counsel search, like the
presidential search last year, generated
controversy based on the state's Open
Meetings Act. According to the law, if a
quorum of regents are present at a meet-
ing, it should be held in public.
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Mike Phillips, an LSA senior, said
the regents violated the law in choosing
the general counsel when they met pri-
vately with candidates last month.
Though several regents have said the
meeting was informal, Phillips main-
tains, "It's obvious to me that the re-
gents met to interview and discuss can-
didates. When they keep breaking sim-
ple laws like this they're challenging
See Regents, Page 5
Costa Rica remains the lone Central American democracy
In the mid-1980s, however, the ravages "The U.S. has paid only lip-service to This contributed to another recession in In the 19 months since the peace accord
BY VERA SONGWE of the war in Nicaragua also began to take a the proposal. We have claimed to support it Costa Rica, which has one of the world's was signed, little progress has been made
Daily News Analysis toll on Costa Rica, flooding it with but have worked to subvert it," said John highest per capita debts, Booth said. toward a resolution of Central American
Fifth rsaifve-part series refugees and causing economic strain. Booth, chair of the political science "The country has an extremely large conflicts and Costa Rica still faces the
Unlike residents of all other Central President Oscar Arias decided that Costa department at North Texas University and a foreign debt and the ability to manage it same problems it has always had.
Central American Forum
focus on Costa Rica
American countries, Costa Ricans have
enjoyed democratic governments, with only
two interruptions, since 1899.
Ricans were better served by seeking an end
to the conflict rather than continuing to
support hostile U.S. actions against
Because of the Costa Rican concerns, in
1987 Arias proposed a Peace Plan for
Central America focused on achieving an
immediate end to the armed conflict
including an agreement with the Sandinista
Specialist on Costa Rica.
"Our policy toward Costa Rica in recent
years has been very problematic," Booth
said. "We gave Costa Rica large amounts
of (economic) assistance but in exchange
Costa Ricans were expected to let the
Contras stay in Costa Rica."
In 1986, Arias changed his country's
policies with the Peace Plan and as a result
the U.S. cut aid dramatically to Costa Rica.
depends so much on the U.S," Booth said.
Booth said Costa Rica is an exemplary
democracy and the U.S., as a strong
proponent of democracy, should support the
government regardless of its political
"We should not punish Costa Rica for
working for peace," Booth said. "I would
like to see the U.S more predictable in their
policies toward this country."
Costa Rican officials have expressed
frustration with the U.S. for criticizing the
peace plan without providing a coherent,
alternative strategy to bring peace. Costa
Ricans feel reluctant to abandon the accord,
partly because of the support they receive
from, the European countries.
See Costa Rica, Page 5
House OKs increase
in minimum wage
Pro-choice rally draws 200;
theater troupe incites action
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
House passed legislation yesterday to
raise the hourly minimum wage to
$4.55 after rejecting President
Bush's more modest offer of an in-
crease to $4.25, sending the partisan
allowing employers to pay new en-
trants in the job market a sub -
minimum wage for two months.
Earlier, Bush's proposal, offered
by Republicans as a substitute to the
Democrats' bill, was defeated 218 -
BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
"You can't do this to me! I'm a
University of Michigan student,"
said LSA junior Katie Remen before
she was bound and gagged in a sheet
painted, "ROE VS. WADE OVER-
purpose, according to the group, is
to incite action.
"Students feel really safe. The.
academic community protects us,"
Remen said. "But if our rights are
taken away, we will be in danger of
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The committee ran out of peti-
tions after collecting over 125
signatures during the rally.
Speakers from AACDAR cited
the passing of proposal A in
November, which cut Medicaid-
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