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councilmember Liz Brater (D-Third
Brater said Jernigan has not
shown enough involvement in com-
bating the city's problems. "I think
he's been a do-nothing mayor."
But councilmember Thomas
Richardson (R-Fifth Ward) disagrees.
He said his Democratic council peers
want Jernigan "to take a Coleman
Young-like role in a government
that wasn't made to be that way."
Jernigan agrees with the
Republicans interpretation of the
mayoral office. He said the Demo-
cratic view of the position calls for
micro-management on the part of the
mayor and he disagrees with this in-
tel:pretation of the city charter.
."They (the Democrats) want to go
downtown and run the city," Jerni-
gan said. "The city charter specifi-
cally states (the city administrator)
runs the city."
Jernigan works about 20 hours a
week as mayor. He is also an in-
vestment analyst for the University.
Jernigan considers crime and the
landfill two of the biggest issues
facing the city. Although he consid-
ers crime a major problem, he said
that the city has taken steps to alle-
viate it.
He said the city's crime rate was
increasing by 17 percent a year when
he took office and the rate has
plummeted to two percent this year.
When the crime problem wors-
ened at the corner of Liberty and
Maynard last summer, Jernigan as-
signed more police officers to the
area. He also pushed for more police
foot patrols in the downtown area.
"We think we have a lot of po-
lice in the evening, we can't have a
police officer all of the place all of
the time," said Jernigan.
A heavy police presence may be
more difficult with the eight vacan-
cies that currently exist in the police
department. City officials do not
plan to fill those vacancies until the
city's budget problem is alleviated.
The city currently faces an esti-
mated budget deficit of $2.8 million.
The city council is asking voters to
pass a ballot proposal which would
allow a raise in city property taxes.
aJernigan said the vacancies in the
police department and fire depart-
ment, currently numbering 13, will
stay vacant if the override does not

The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 31, 1989 - Page 5
Soviet space probe
Phobos II damaged

MOSCOW (AP) - Officials
worked around the clock Wednesday
to restore contact with a space probe
circling the Martian moon Phobos,
but hopes were fading that they
could save the $500 million project.
A commission has been formed
to determine the cause of the failure
of Phobos II and present its conclu-
sions in a week, said Sergei Zav-
gorodny, an official at Glavkosmos,
the Soviet space agency.
In an interview with the newspa-
per Izvestia, Glavkosmos head
Alexander Dunayev said scientists
were awaiting the commission's
findings before taking further action.
Scientists at Moscow's Space
Research Institute, which developed
the project to explore Mars and
Phobos, its biggest moon, met
throughout the day Wednesday.
One expert emerged and gave a
gloomy assessment of the future of
the spacecraft, whose companion
probe Phobos I became lost in space
in September after a ground con-
troller sent an erroneous computer
"The situation is bad and hon-
estly, there are fewer and fewer
hopes. Chances to regain contact
with the probe are very small," said
Alexander Zaknarov, a project scien-
A Soviet TV commentator sug-
gested that Western news reports
claiming the problem was
"catastrophic" were exaggerated and

cited successful studies by the craft
of solar radiation and the surface of
Mars conducted before the
communication failure.
The report on the evening new
program "Vremva" featured detailed
maps of the Martian surface taken by
the spacecraft.
Ground control has received spo-
radic radio signals from the un-
manned spacecraft, but no regular
contact, Zaknarov said. 11
Izvestia said the problem occurred
Monday when ground controllers"
were trying to re-orient the spacecraft,
to take photographs of the Martian-
moon. After the maneuver, it said.,
controllers were unable to contact
the craft despite repeated attempts.
Loss of Phobos II would be a se-
vere setback for the $480 million
international Phobos project led by
the Soviet Union. Twenty-two
countries and the European Space
Agency have contributed technology
or experiments to the project, and
the Untied States was helping track
the two craft with NASA's Deep
Space Network.
Loss of communications appar-
ently would prevent Phobos II from
dropping two small landing craft
onto the surface of the Martian
moon. Soviet news reports in Jan-
uary said the spacecraft was to ap-"
proach the moon next month tc
analyze its soil with a laser and thet
release two landers.


Lila Green, good humor ambassador to U of M

Good humor lightens classroom

What do you get when you cross a witty,
enthusiastic woman with a classroom filled with toys
- and 34 professors?
If you guessed an adult pre-school, you're not far
off the mark. This is Humor 101, a workshop that
teaches University lecturers and professors how to
lighten up the classroom atmosphere by using humor
as part of the "educational diet."
"I think our professors are experiencing a hardening
of the attitudes" said Lila Green, the founder and
teacher of the seminar. Green works as a program con-
sultant at University Hospitals.
"I believe everyone was born with a sense of hu-
mor, but on the way to a PhD it gets hammered
down," she said.
Green's seminar, given three times a year, draws
faculty members from English to Aerospace Engin-
eering. The workshop offers alternative methods of

teaching practical ideas - such as drawing cartoons
and telling personal anecdotes to add drama and excite-
ment to the classroom.
"Sleeping students don't learn," she said. "When
you're getting bored, they're getting bored."
Instructors need to tap into their humor resources,
said Green. "Look for humor and it will find you," is a
motto Green lives by.
Green thinks there is a minimal correlation between
joke telling and a good sense of humor. "To make a
baby laugh do you tell it a joke?" adding that it's more
important to be lighthearted.
The workshop is not intended to be a comedy
show; participants should expect to be enlightened
rather than entertained. Her ultimate goal is to teach
the faculty to lighten-up.
But she cautions "I don't analyze humor to death,
because as Mark Twain once said,' when you dissect a
frog, you may learn a lot.... but you wind up with a
dead frog'"

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planations of the origins and persis-
tence of the inequalities associated
with racial and ethnic social cate-

-Exposure through literature or
other means to the experiences of
peoples of color in this country.
-Discussion of the ways in which
students encounter racism and ethnic
discrimination and their effects in
various spheres of their lives, and of
how change can be brought about.

The Executive Committee will
also be presenting a proposal,
requiring students entering the Col-
lege in the fall of 1991 and thereafter
to receive credit for at least 3 hours
of course work dealing with race and
other issues diversity in modern so-


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Spring concert
UAC/Amazin' Blue present
Satrday, April I, 1989
Michiga Union Ballroom
8:00 p.m.
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1201 S. University 668-2445 -
Open 7 days a week 11am -l10pm

The University of Michigan
Thursday- Dance and the Related Arts.
Sunday Tickets: $4, phone 763-5460.
March 30- Studio A, Dance Department
April 2 Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Opera Theatre-The Marriage
of Figaro
(in English), by W.A. Mozart.
Gustav Meier, music director/conductor;
Jay Lesenger, stage director.
Tickets: $7 & $10, general admission; $5,
students with ID. Available at MI League
Ticket Office, phone 764-0450.
Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
University Players-We Won't Pay!
We Won't Pay! by Dario Fo
Barry Goldman, director.
Tickets: $7 general; $5, students with ID.
Available at MI League Ticket Office,
phone 764-0450.
Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.


Ticks available at Michigan Union Ticket Office

March 31


Call 763-TKTS for more info

Women's Glee Club, Madrigal Group
and Harmonettes-
Rosalie Edwards, director.
Works of Purcell, Dello, Joio, Debussy,
and Casals, plus "A Salute to the '60s" and
Favorite "M" Songs.
Tickets: $5, general admission;
$3 students and seniors, at the door. r
Rackham, 8 p.m.

Outstanding Film of 1987- London Film Festival
Official Selection-1987 Cannes Film Festival

of a film
Produced by WIM WENDERS
written, composed and directed by
Zulfu Livaneli
based on a novel by
Nobel Nominee

April 2

Percussion Ensemble.
McIntosh Theatre, 4 p.m.
Jelinek-Gurt Duo-

# .

Jerome Jelinek, celo; Joseph Gurt, piano.
Beethoven, Sonalta in G Minor,
Ginastera, Pampeana No. 2, Debussy,
Sonate, Brahms, Sonata in F Major.
Recital Hall, 4 p.m.

presented by the

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