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Abortion Rights: Scenes from Oak
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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. IC, No. 129 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, April 7, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

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Law

students

demand

diverse faculty

" -"
Decision
on Fisher
not final
BY STEVE BLONDER
Contrary to previous reports,
Michigan Athletic Director Bo
Schembechler has not settled on
Steve Fisher as the permanent
basketball coach.
Sources within the University
administration, who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity, said Schem-
bechler has put the announcement on
hold while he is investigates the
recruitment of guard Michael Talley,
the players' access to automobiles,
and an alleged team-wide drug
problem from several years ago.
cThe source said if Fisher is
connected in any way with alleged
improprieties while the team was
under the control of Bill Frieder, he
will not be given the head coaching
job.
Michigan State coach Jud
Heathcote has publicly questioned
Michigan's recruitment of Talley,
who recently led Detroit Cooley to
their third consecutive state crown,
and won the Mr. Basketball award in
Michigan. Talley has been driving a
new 1989 Mustang convertible, and
questions have been raised regarding
how he got the car.
The source said there is no
indication that Fisher is involved,
but he said Schembechler wants to
take a look .at the whole system
before naming a new coach.
Fisher and Schembechler
reportedly met for three hours
Wednesday to discuss the coaching
vacancy.
In addition, Fisher reportedly
called Ball State University earlier
See Fisher, Page 2.

F -
JESSICA GREENE/Doily
Law students present Universtiy law school Dean, Lee Bollinger, and chair of the faculty hiring committee, Joseph Weiler, with signatures collected
from students concerned with getting more women and people of color tenured by the law school.
Ueberroth and company to buy Eastern

NEW YORK - A group led by
former baseball commissioner Peter
Ueberroth agreed yesterday to buy
strike-crippled Eastern Airlines and a
union spokesperson said he was
cautiously optimistic the deal could
end the month-old walkout.
The $464 million agreement
would give employees a 30 percent
share in the company in exchange
for wage concessions.
The sale by Eastern's parent,
Texas Air Corp., is subject to ap-
proval by U.S. Bankruptcy Court
and Eastern's creditors. Eastern also
must reach new work agreements
with its striking unions by Monday
under terms of the sale.
"Under this agreement, Eastern
can be back flying in very short or-
der," said Texas Air Chair Frank

Thanks to $464 million, Eastern
may be flying again very soon

Lorenzo who has been the target of
bitter personal attacks from union
members.
About 500 striking Machinists
jammed a union hall in Miami
where Eastern is based, cheering and
chanting, "Take me out to the ball-
game!" and "Hey, hey! Ho, ho!
Lorenzo's got to go!" after hearing
of the sale.
Eastern has been virtually para-
lyzed since March 4 by the Machin-
ists' strike, which has drawn the
support of pilots and flight atten-
dants. Eastern filed March 9 for pro-

tection from creditors in bankruptcy
court as its cash dried up.
"It's a mammoth challenge," said
Ueberroth. "I'm convinced that there
is a spirit amongst the people in the
company that I can help bring to-
gether to help this airline."
The sale includes Eastern's highly
profitable Northeast shuttle, but Ue-
berroth will follow through on an
earlier agreement to sell the service
to developer Donald Trump for $365
million.
Ueberroth, who stepped down as
baseball commissioner Saturday,

was vice president of Trans Interna-
tional Airlines for two years and
founded a travel agency in southern
California in 1963. First Travel
Corp. eventually grew into the sec-
ond-largest agency in North Amer-
ica.
He was organizer of the 1984 Los
Angeles Olympics, which turned a
profit of $230 million and put him
on the cover of Time magazine as
Man of the Year. As baseball com-
missioner, he turned the game from
a $67 million-a-year money-loser to
one that made $100 million last
year.
Frank Ortis, vice president of
Machinists Local 702 and Miami
strike coordinator, said it was im-
possible to tell whether unions
would fare better

Strikers
present
petition
to Dean
BY FRAN OBEID
University law students partici-
pated in a nation-wide boycott of
classes yesterday, demanding that the
Law School increase the number of
women, people of color, and gay
men and lesbians on its faculty.
The organizers of the strike -
the Asian American Law Student
Association, Black Student Al-
liance, Hispanic Law Student Asso-
ciation, National Lawyers Guild
(NLG), and the Women Law Stu-
dents Association (WLSA) - asked
law students not to attend class and
to write letters to their professors
explaining their absence. Those who
chose to attend class were asked to
wear black arm bands to show their
support for a more diverse faculty.
"Though most students went to
class, a vast majority wore arm
bands to show support," said third-
year law student Laura Anderson, a
member of NLG and WLSA.
"The strike was called because a
number of law students and profes-
sors perceived that there is a national
shortage of minority law teachers,"
said Law Prof. Sallyanne Payton,
chair of the Minority Affairs Com-
mittee. "All institutions have the
same problem."
In addition to the strike, a meet-
ing was held yesterday between stu-
dents, Faculty Hiring Committee
Chair Joseph Weiler, and Law
School Dean Lee Bollinger. At the
See Law, Page 2
Bush
supports
Shamir s
proposal
WASHINGTON - President
Bush gave qualified support yester-
day to Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir's idea for elections
among Palestinian Arabs on the
West Bank and Gaza. The president
emphasized that Israel eventually
must give up the occupied lands.
Bush said he told Shamir "we do
not support an independent Pales-
tinian state, nor Israeli sovereignty
over or permanent occupation of the
West Bank and Gaza," which Israel
won in the 1967 Six-Day War. -
By mentioning Israeli
"sovereignty," Bush went a step be-
yond his statement Monday that Is-
rael must end the "occupation" of the
seized territory.
Bush, standing alongside Shamir
and reporting on their talks, said he
was confident an "acceptable for-
mula" could be produced for holding
elections in the West Bank and Gaza.

Shamir's election proposal is the
centerpiece of his government's
more than 15 months of Palestinian
revolt.
The election would determine the
makeup of a Palestinian delegation
to negotiate with Israel for "an in-
terim period of self-governing ad-
ministration," Shamir said. That
would be followed by negntiations

Students
racism at
BY MARION DAVIS.
In response to the recent rash of
racist incidents on campus,
representatives from eight student
organizations held a press conference
yesterday to deplore the incidents and
demand action from the University.
Rajal Patel, a second-year medical
student and United Coalition Against
Racism member, said the press con-
ference was called "to make people
aware of the increase of racism on
campus in the past few weeks."
Patel was referring to incidents
such as the "White Pride Month"
flyers, which were found distributed
around campus April 1; a letter
mailed to UCAR two weeks ago,
which said "racism from niggers is
the worst kind of racism"; the beat-
ing of a Black youth by white men
during the NCAA victory riot; and
the increasing number of assaults
against lesbians and gay men over
the past six months.

deplore
Michigan:
Students demanded that the Uni-
versity administration:
-implement a mandatory class on
racism;
-increase security at the offices of
minority groups and at the Baker-
Mandela Center;
-publicly condemn these acts of
harassment and violence, and;
-publicize procedures for and re-
sults of investigations dealing with
racial incidents.
Vice Provost for Minority Affairs
Charles Moody urged the students
"not to lose the faith and to keep
their eyes on the prize." Moody told
the crowd not deter from "the mis-
sion" of trying to make this campus
an environment where students can
study in safety and have respect for
others.
"This is everybody's institution.
This is not just an institution for
whites. We deserve to be here,"
See UCAR, Page 2

JESSICA GTEENE/D9IjX'
'Its a sad day when people get fliers or get calls that show no respect for them as human beings,' said
Charles Moody, Vice Provost for Minority Affairs, speaking at the UCAR press conference last night.

I

Pro-choicers to march on W

WASHINGTON (AP) - With
the Bush administration pushing the
Supreme Court to overturn its land-
mark abortion decision, abortion ad-
vocates are converging on the na-
tion's capital this weekend for what
they expect will be their largest
demonstration.
They believe the stakes are higher
than anytime since the Court's 1973
decision legalizing abortion and are
determined to pick up the gauntlet

'There are a lot of issues that women have to weigh
when faced with a crisis pregnancy. Women don't
have abortions they want, they have abortions they
need.' - Kate Michelman, executive director of the
National Abortion Rights Action League

ishington
on the day of the march.
The engine revving the weekend's
events is the Supreme Court and its
pending decision on a Missouri case
that could reverse or severely limit
the high court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade
decision that legalized abortion. Oral
arguments in the case are scheduled
,for later this month.
The Reagan administration also
pushed to overturn Roe vs. Wade and
failed. But since the issue last came
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flying in from Hollywood for the
Sunday march, organizers say.
The goal is to make the weekend

when faced with a crisis pregnancy,"
Michelman said. "Women don't have
abortions they want, they have

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