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Daily Sports Writer
Michigan's MaliVai Washington, America's No. 1
ranked collegiate tennis player, announced yesterday
that he is turning professional.
In two years as a Wolverine, Washington dominated
Big Ten competition, winning the 1988 Big Ten
Newcomer of the Year and the 1989 Big Ten Player of
the Year.
By winning both the Volvo Tennis/Intercollegiate
Championship and the Rolex Singles Championship
*ast year, Washington became the only player ever to
win two collegiate Grand Slam tournaments during
one season.
Describing Washington as "physically and emotion-
ally ready" for the jump to the professional ranks,
Michigan men's tennis coach Brian Eisner fully
supported Washington's decision.
"One of the things that I believe very firmly in is
that the relationship between the player and the coach
in our sport is one that, when they (new players) come
on, you're trying to develop their skills to the very
"And when a player's skills become at a level where
he has surpassed the level of competition and has to
move on to the next step, I feel personally that you
have to wish him the very, very best and assist him in
every way," Eisner said.
Although Washington was unavailable for
comment, Eisner said Washington's decision to hang
up his Maize and Blue uniform was primarily a result
f the success he experienced in professional tourn-
aments this summer.
See WASHINGTON, page 8

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by Tara Gruzen
Daily City Reporter
In a bipartisan compromise, the
Ann Arbor City Council passed two
resolutions last night which will
clear the way for a new parking
structure while also allocating funds
for affordable housing.
The council's decision to pur-
chase two houses next to the pro-
posed site removes the last obstacle
in the city's long-debated decision to
add parking spaces in Ann Arbor's
congested downtown area.
Until last night, plans to build
the 600-700 car structure have been
blocked by city Democrats in an at-
tempt to reaffirm their commitment
to affordable housing. Democrats
have argued that added affordable
housing would improve downtown
development more than increased
parking space.
The proposal was amended, and
now includes provisions for a trans-
fer of $300,000 from the Downtown
Development Authority (DDA) to a
housing project.
"We are continuing a process that
says we will house both cars and
people," said Ann Marie Coleman
(D-First Ward).
During a speech in which she



praised councilmembers for working
together against bipartisan lines, Liz
Brater (D-Third Ward) said the coun-
cil is showing its commitment to
helping the merchants of Ann Arbor.
Although Brater was not con-
vinced at earlier 'meetings of the ne-
cessity of more parking space in
Ann Arbor, she said last night that
helping Ann Arbor businesses,
while still providing funding for af-
fordable housing, is an appropriate
way to spend DDA funds.
Still, Brater said, "This is a baby
step for housing."
The parking structure, to be built
at Ashley and William Streets, is
projected to cost approximately
Major Gerald Jernigan said after
the decision that he was glad the
proposal finally passed and was
upset that the process had been so
lengthy. "We're taking a significant
amount of money, that was sup-
posed to be used for downtown de-
velopment, and putting it towards
housing," he said.
Jernigan voiced concern that there
were no specific projects in mind for
which to use the money allocated for
housing. "They talked in a lot of
generalities," he said.

Assocat.d Pr,,,
Some of the thirty members of the Azanian People's Organisation march in downtown
Johannesburg yesterday to commemorate the death in detention, twelve years ago, of
Black conciousness leader Steve Biko. The anniversary of his death will be marked today.



showdown looms for


By Steve Blonder
Daily Sports Editor

Five days left and counting.
In approximately 100 hours, the top two
teams in the country will square off at
Michigan Stadium in what some are calling
the "Game-of-the-Year."
Why all the hype? Well, for starters, the
Michigan-Notre Dame contest will mark only
the 24th time ever that the No. 1 and No. 2
teams in the country have played each other.
The last time the Wolverines were in a
No. 1 vs. No. 2 match-up was 1984 when
they lost 12-10 to top-ranked Iowa.

"This will be the game of the year until
the next time one meets two," said Michigan
assistant coach Gary Moeller. "Notre Dame
and Michigan is a great rivalry between two
great teams."
Symptomatic of the hype is the number of
press credentials issued for the game.
Michigan already has issued more than 800
media credentials for the game- the most in
its history and 200 more than usual.
"You're going to see one great football
game," Moeller added. "We're going to bust
our butt to win this game."
Last year, only six points and a few fateful

minutes blocked a perfect 12-0 season for the
Wolverines, who finished the 1988 campaign
with a 9-2-1 record.
This year, all indications suggest that
Michigan will be well on its way to a
national title, provided several questions can
be answered.
The key concern is still finding
replacements for kicker/punter Mike Gillette.
As of yesterday, the Wolverine coaching staff
had not settled on whom would handle the
kicking chores.
Eddie Azcona appears to have a leg up on
frosh Chris Stapleton in the punting

department. But neither one can be ruled out
yet, and the final decision will be made later
this week by coach Bo Schembechler.
The place-kicking battle is even less clear
where neither senior Gulam Kahn nor
sophomore J. D. Carlson has emerged as the
clear choice.
"I'm not sure if it's a case of who's the
worst, but who's the best. We have been
pleased with both kids. One thing we don't
know is how they'll handle the pressure
because neither's been there," Moeller said.
"It's a good choice, not a bad choice."
See FOOTBALL, page 9

AIIL KUII Saturday:
#1 Notre Dame v. #2 Michigan

Protesters a-'Noid'

over pizzo
by Josh Mitnick
Daily Staff Writer
0 Nearly 50 membeirs' of the
Coalition to Boycott Domino's
Pizza protested the controversial
politics and policies of Domino's
owner Tom Monaghan yesterday
afternoon outside the entrance of the
corporation's Ann Arbor world head-
Demonstrators urged passing cars
to avoid Monaghan's "right-wing
pizza" while chanting "Don't you
*uy Domino's" and carrying picket
signs calling him an "anti-choice
Picket coordinator Phillis
Engelbert said the coalition's goal is
to force Monaghan to accept a list of
seven demands.
The demands - which consist of
the group's objections to the causes
on which Monaghan spends his prof-
ts - call on the pizza magnate to
'at activities such as funding the
pro-life movement, high-income
housing development, and an alleged
involvement in Latin America.
Maria Pavelich, a public rela-
tions manager at Domino's, called

the coalition's demands and actions
"very strong" and added that the
protest was "hurting the wrong peo-
ple. It's hurting franchises, employ-
ees, and the local economy."
She said Domino's has not been
affected by the boycott as an organi-
zation, but noted that they have been
getting complaints from franchises
that are feeling some pressure. Two-
thirds of Domino's 5,110 pizza
stores are franchised.
"Managing a business and exact-
ing a profit from it today requires a
deal of responsibility to the cus-
tomers," said. protestor Arlin
Wasserman, a University graduate
student in the school of Public
Health and Natural Resources.
Wasserman said it was unfair for
Monaghan to expect people to pur-
chase his product and not tell them
that he is going to use the profits to
work against the political goals of
the customers.
The picketers received honking
approval from passing cars and even
occasional support from exiting em-
- ployees. Most Domino's employees,
see PIZZA, page 2

gives up
on MSA
by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
Zachary Kittrie, chair of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
External Relations Committee, has
resigned from his position.
Kittrie, who finished second in
the MSA presidential election last
March, informed MSA President
Aaron Williams and Vice-President
Rose Karadshch of his decision to
step down in a letter dated Sept. 9.
The resignation came only days be-
fore the start of this semester's MSA
"I want to totally concentrate on
studying and what I want to do after
I graduate," explained Kittrie last
night. "I didn't want to give less
than a 100 percent effort in MSA."
He added that no MSA-related fac-
tors had affected his decision to re-
sign, insisting his reasons were
purely personal. Kittrie said he con-
sidered resigning during the summer
and that he made up his mind upon
returning to school.

Scott Chupack, an engineering first-year student (left), and Community High School seniors Abi Siders
(center) and Jessica Shill shout to cars for support at a protest of Domino's Pizza yesterday outside
Domino's Farms on Plymouth Road.


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