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Court to
rule on
sobriety
checks
LANSING (AP) - The legal
battle over sobriety check lanes in
Michigan reached the legal pinnacle
yesterday when the U.S. Supreme
Court agreed to decide if police na-
tionwide may use them to curb
drunken driving.
The justices said they will review
Michigan court rulings that struck
down the state's program as an un-
constitutional invasion of privacy.
Courts in other states have upheld
virtually identical checkpoint pro-
grams.
Howard Simon, the executive di-
rector of the Michigan chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union,
. predicted the state rulings would be
upheld.
"Three Michigan courts have
looked at this program, all of whom
rejected it. The Legislature had op-
posed it. Public opinion had opposed
it, and the evidence that came out in
court was that these were not effec-
tive procedures for fighting drunken
driving," he said.
Simon said he would talk to
lawmakers and try to put together a
coalition in support of a measure
banning check lanes and make the
appeal unnecessary.
Gov. Blanchard proposed the
check lanes - where every motorist
is stopped and checked for signs of
drinking - in 1986. On May 17,
1986, troopers in the Saginaw area
checked 126 vehicles in less than an
hour and detained two drivers for so-
briety field tests. One driver was ar-
rested on a drunken driving charge.
The ACLU, representing six state
legislators, filed a lawsuit against
the check lanes and Wayne County
Circuit Judge Michael Stacey ruled
they were unconstitutional.
His ruling was upheld by the
Michigan Court of Appeals and on
Feb. 22, the State Supreme Court
refused to take up the case.
"I commend the Supreme Court
for looking at the constitutionality
of sobriety check lanes. Michigan
and many other states as well need
clarification of this issue," Kelly
said.
In his appeal, Kelly referred to
the "grave and legitimate public in-
terest" in fighting drunken driving
and asked the justices to resolve the
conflicting state court rulings.
The Supreme Court in 1979
barred police from randomly stop-
ping vehicles to check registration
papers. In that Delaware case, offi-
cers had total discretion over which
vehicles were stopped.

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 3, 1989 - Page 3
'U' students recall
tragedy in China
120 Michigan students join
10,000 in Washington

Candlelight vigil
Nuha Khory (far right ), a member of the palestinian Solidarity committee joins members of the General Union
for Palestine and the New Jewish Agenda in holding candles and a flag last night while a tent was being
erected on the diag in commemoration of the 1982 massacre of Palestinains at Sabra and Shatila.
MSA to debate recognizing
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

by Kevin Fencil
Sunday afternoon in Washington
D.C. 10,000 people came and gath-
ered for a purpose.
They assembled to commemorate
the thousands of Chinese students
slain in the Tiananmen Square mas-
sacre in China 100 days earlier.
Under the gray, thick sky banners
were erected, and flags poked upward.
Everyone huddled in groups as if by
doing so, they could somehow keep
the rain from completely drenching
them.
Admidst this garden arose a
unique, yet easily recognizable ban-
ner. Through the rain, from the steps
of the Lincoln Memorial, one could
clearly see the gold, block "M" set
squarely against a blue background.
Around the banner were blue and
gold sweatshirts each carrying a re-
quest: Democracy for China. The
banner wasn't raised in victory, but
rather, in support.
120 students from the University,
sponsored by the International
Federation for Chinese Students and
Scholars, made the trip. They de-
parted from Ann Arbor in two shifts,
one last Friday night and the other
the following evening. After a ten-
hour drive, the students who left
Friday evening were housed with
host families or with friends and rel-
atives living in the D.C. area.
Saturday evening, a candlelight
vigil was held on the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial. For some, like
Natural Resources sophomore Jeff
Ansley, the vigil and the whole
weekend were filled with the images
of Tiananmen Square that had been
brought to us this summer.
"All I could see was the student,
standing in front of four tanks, giv-
ing his life for democracy," said
Ansley.

The rally was also a time for
hope. Linan Lui, the President of the
Chinese Student Solidarity Union
pointed out that many students at the
event had mixed emotions. "We were
very angry about what happened in
China, and this has given us a good
chance to show our emotions.
Liu expressed his appreciation for
all those who marched, saying "it
was important that the Chinese stu=
dents not feel alone."
Students from many other
schools, including Princeton;
Stanford, Univerity of Claifornia at
Berkely, Ohio State University;
University of Pittsburgh, and the
University of Arizona, were present
for the rally and march.
Andre Liu, student leader of the
Princeton delegation, said his group
of graduate students, undergraduate
students, and faculty had known
about the event since late July.
"We are not here to topple the
government in China, nor are, we
hear to try to force the U.S. gov-
ernment to change its policies," said
Liu. "We are here to show support
for the students in China."
Despite the crowd's wide array of
emotions that day in Washington, a
subdued, sad feeling seemed to hang
over the event.
And with the sadness came the
rain, and as it began to pour, the
protestors took to the streets to be-
gin the twenty-block march to the
Chinese Embassy. The crowd rose,
and the banners were uprooted.
Shouts of "Freedom" and
"Democracy for China" filled the air,
and wet shoes slapped the black
pavement.
Near the front, arms strained to
hold up the 'M', and a mass of
maize and blue pushed it steadily
ahead.

by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
Representatives from the
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
will be on the hot seat tonight when
the Michigan Student Assembly de-
bates whether or not to recognize the
campus group.
The majority of campus groups
received recognition at last Tuesday's
meeting, but the assembly hesitated
extending recognition to CCF be-
cause members were concerned that
the groups did not comply with a
clause in the MSA Constitution,
prohibiting discrimination based on
sexual preference.
After two hours of debate, they
agreed to hold off voting on CCF
until the group had a chance to ap-
pear before the assembly and make
their case.
MSA president Aaron Williams
said, "they should be recognized un-
til something goes wrong, and deal
with it then," he said.
Last year, CCF was derecognized
by the Central Student Judiciary -
the judicial branch of MSA - on
the grounds that it discriminated
against gay men and lesbians by
denying them positions of leader-
ship.

Assembly Vice President Rose
Karadsheh maintained that CCF has
shown no record of harassment or
discrimination. She said she thought
the group was wrongfully derecog-
nized last year.
"I don't want to be part of the
assembly that suppresses freedom of
religion," she said.
CCF representative Mike Caulk
- known to students as Preacher
Mike - denied yesterday that his
group has ever discriminated against
anyone. In fact, Caulk said it is his
group that has been wrongfully dis-
criminated against because of the
"Christian values" to which they ad-
here.
"We've got a radical group on
campus that has denied us recogni-

tion because of our beliefs... they're
trying to dictate to us our member-
ship," he said.
Rackham rep. Corey Dolgan said
CCF needs to show MSA and the
student body that the reasons they
were derecognized last year should no
longer be concerns.
"They have the right to believe
what they want to believe, but when
their beliefs become in some way an
active means of discriminating
against others, that freedom is
abused," he said.
Each year all student groups must
re-apply for MSA recognition.
Campus organizations cannot receive
MSA funds unless they are officially
recognized by the assembly.

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Meetings
Barbershop Harmonizer Cho-
rus - Men's singing group meets
at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Epis-
copal Church (120 N. Huron St.
Ypsilanti)
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - meets at 6:30 p.m. at
Hillel
MSA meeting - the student
gov't meets at 7:30 in Rm. 3909
Michigan Union
Students Concerned About An-
imal Rights - mass meeting at
7p.m. in Rm. 124 of East Quad
Lectures
Prof. Don Johnson - the Rice
University professor speaks on an
unannounced topic from 4-5:30 in
EECS 1200
Adolescent Fatherhood: Psy-
chosocial Consequences in an
African American Sample - Dr.
Suzanne Randolph, assistant pro-
fessor at The University of Mary-
land, speaks at 12:30 in the Pond
Room of the Union
Furthermore
Mainstreet Comedy Showcase
Open Mic Night - the showcase
is located at 314 East Liberty; cost
is $3
Handbell ringers needed -
auditions for the student club will

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Presentation: Anderson Consult-
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Safewalk - the night-time walk-
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week from 8p.m. to midnight;
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ECB peer writing tutors -
available at the Angell-Haven and
611 Computing Centers from 7-
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accompanied by Mitsumi La Fond
Washtenaw Area Council for
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"Open Mouths, Open minds"
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brown-bag lunch meets from noon
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