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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 17 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 29, 1989
by Richard Eisen
Daily Football Writer
After Michigan's first two foot-
ball games, you've got to be
wondering: What can top that? And
just when you thought that the
Michigan Wolverines' helmeted soap
opera would end, here comes...
Yes, for the second time in four
years the Terrapins from the Atlantic
Coast Conference enter Michigan
Stadium to topple the Wolverines.
The last time they played, the
Wolverines shut out Maryland, 20-0.
But, the ACC. Isn',t that a
basketball division? How can Mich-
igan, which happens to be a pretty
good basketball school itself, take
the ACC school seriously.
"Film study, that's the only way
to do it," Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler said from his dir-
ector's chair at his Monday press
luncheon. "Show them game films
and just say 'That's the facts. Look
at it and there they are."'
But you don't need 30 millimeter
Dolby Sensurround to make Schem-
bechler serious about an oppenent.
"They've played some good foot-
ball teams, some good quarterbacks,"
Schembechler said of the 1-3 Ter-
rapins. "Their defense is good, very
quick. It's a good defensive team and
we need a challenge like that."
In other words, the fifth win-
ningest coach in college football
history plans to test the young
offense and run the heck out of the
"If we're not going to get 200
See MARYLAND, page 12
of a heart
attack at 72
HONOLULU (AP) - Ferdinand
Marcos succumbed to cardiac arrest
yesterday, but even in death he re-
mained an unwanted exile, his remains
barred from U.S. air lanes, his political
ruled the Philip-
pines for more than
20 years before
being ousted in
died at 12:40 a.m.
yesterday at St.
Center. He was 72.
Doctors said kidney and lung fail-
ure and a widespread infection con-
tributed to the cardiac arrest listed as
the cause of death.
The canny, combative politician,
who governed at times as a democrat,
at times as a dictator, died without
facing trial on U.S. criminal charges
he plundered the Philippine treasury.
While Marcos spent nearly 10
months in the hospital, his family
begged Philippine President Corazon
Aquino to let him come home to die,
but she refused.
Aquino took office as aresult of the
popular revolt that drove Marcos into
exile, and her government has sur-
vived six armed attempts to overthrow
it. She said she refused again after his
death to allow his burial in the Philip-
pines for the sake of "the tranquillity
of the state and the order of society."
"It is just so wrong. It is his birth-
right. He is a Filipino, the greatest
Filipino, " said Joe Lazo, president of
the Honolulu group Friends of Mar-
The Federal Aviation Administra-
tion in Washington prohibited any
aircraft from flying Marcos' remains
to the Philippines, saying it would
"create a danger to the safety of the
aircraft and persons involved."
Shock the world
Carol Miller paints NCAA Champions over the tunnel entrance of Crisler Arena, commemorating last April's
victory when the Wolverines "shocked the world."
Recycling looms for off-campus students
by Tara Gruzen
Daily City Reporter
If the Ann Arbor City Council passes a
proposed mandatory recycling ordinance, stu-
dents living off-campus in fraternities, sorori-
ties, co-ops, houses, and apartments will have
to change their disposal habits. Those unwill-
ing to comply must be ready to face the con-
Failure to obey the ordinance could result
in fines of up to $500 or refusal by the city
to pick up the unseparated trash.
The ordinance may also cause a tax in-
crease, said city attorney Bruce Laidlaw.
"The overall effect will be an increase in
the cost of solid waste handling and the city
will need to get the money from somewhere,"
However, Mike Garfield, the
Environmental Issues director of the Center,
speculated that overall city taxes will be less
if the ordinance is passed. The decrease in
taxes would figure out to be $100 a year less
for every household, said Garfield.
The Ann Arbor Ecology Center estimates
that the city will save $2.5 million a year
on garbage collection and disposal costs if the
ordinance is passed.
Garfield said the city will probably have to
pay more money to haul garbage to a private
landfill area for an interim period before it cre-
ates more space at the present landfill. His
figures are then based on the the amount of
money the city would save if the ordinance
passes. With recycling, the city will have to
haul less garbage to the private landfill, and
thus save money, Garfield said
Ann Arbor's present landfill is expected to
be filled to capacity by March 1991, said City
Administrator Del Borgsdorf. The city is
presently conducting a study to determine if
additional landfill space will be available in
the city by that date.
Students living on campus would proba-
bly not be directly affected by the ordinance
because University trash is not handled by
city trash collectors. However, it is possible
that in the long run the ordinance may de-
crease the price of University garbage collec-
Presently the University cannot take its
trash to the Ann Arbor landfill because it,
along with other major institutions in the
area, was banned from that site last summer
for lack of space. Consequently, the
University is forced to transport their trash to
Browning Ferris Industries, 20 miles outside
of Ann Arbor.
See RECYCLING, page 2
Law prof. cracks
down on students'
verbosity on final
He gave the students the
option of retaking the exam
celebrate new year
by Julie Rybicki .
Ever receive a grade of
"incomplete" for being too com-
plete? Twenty-nine University law
students did last term after they ex-
ceeded the 4,000 word limit on law
professor Carl Schneider's 24-hour
* take-home Property class final.
Sue Eklund, associate dean of the
Law School, said Schneider gave the
29 students the option of either re-
taking the final, which he would
write and grade, or having the origi-
nal final graded on a pass/fail basis.
Most of the students opted for the
pass/fail grade. Either way, all 29
ended up passing the class, and the
"incomplete" was eventually deleted
from their records.
Both Eklund and Law School
Dean Lee Bollinger said they
thought Schneider put much thought
and energy into his decision on how
to grade the exams. "Given the cir-
cumstances, I believe Professor
Schneider made a reasonable deci-
sion," Bollinger said.
"It is common to have limits in
law," he said. "It is my own per-
sonal nractice and also very common
would have been inflated.
"I wanted the grade to be based on
legal reasoning of several kinds, not
just one kind," he said.
Schneider declined to comment to
Eklund said while Schneider tried
to grade the exam in a way he
thought fair, he never defined to his
students what he considered a word.
When calculating the exam length,
Schneider counted a number and ab-
breviation each as a word; case
names such as Roe v. Wade equalled
After allowing for a 100-word
buffer, Schneider gave "incompletes"
to those students who wrote over
4,000 words, according to Eklund.
"I estimated the number of words
in my final using two methods -
250 words per page and 10 words per
line - and came up under 4,000
words," said one of the 29 students,
who requested anonymity.
"It took me about an hour and 45
minutes to count every single word,
number, and abbreviation," the stu-
dent said. "There are seven other stu-
by Mike Sobel
Here come the perennial signs of
late September: cooling temperatures,
the end of Greek rush, and snowball-
ing workloads. But for Jewish stu-
dents, the end of September also indi-
cates the beginning of Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy
Services for Rosh Hashanah, the
Jewish new year,
begin tonight. They
mark the start of a
ten-day period of
"Chuvah," or re-
ends a week from
Monday with the
Dobrusin of Ann
Arbor's Beth Israel
the high holy days bring out the largest
participation during the year. "It is a
time when Jews outside the structure
of the synagogue come back to ob-
Because the holiday falls on a week-
end this year, many students are taking
the opportunity to go home and cele-
brate the new year with their families.
But some students feel that the
holidays, whether they entail a trip
home ora few hours at temple, can dis-
rupt their studies.
Susan Langnas, an LSA junior from
Southfield, Michigan, usually returns
home for the holidays. She pointed out
that although there is no official break
at the University, professors are re-
quired to give extensions on papers
and tests that fall on Rosh Hashanah
w. y and Yom Kippur.
unable or unin-
clined to make the
i trek home, will
observe Rosh Ha-
shanah through the
which sponsors a
M host of student or-
ganizations, is the
cultural center of
Jewish activity at
the University. Tonight, Hillel will
hold three services. Each service will
represent one of Judaism's three ma-
jor branches: Orthodox, Conservative
Joseph Cohane, Associate Director
of Hillel, predicts a turnout of 170 stu-
dents for the Orthodox service, 400-
500 at the Reform service and 1300-
See HoLIDAY, page 2
Down the chute
Chris Shuba, age 4, slides down
structure at Fuller Park.
the slide at the community built play