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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 13,1989

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Blue to
battle for
State title
at MSU
by Steve Blonder
Daily Football Writer,
With football coaches imposing
martial law on players in both East
Lansing and Ann Arbor, and round-
the-clock watches set up to guard
MSU mascot Sparty, one would
think that the state of Michigan was
on the verge of civil war.
But the state militia can stay
home, as the commotion can be
attributed to this weekend's
Michigan-Michigan State footballk
game (Sat., 3:35, ABC-TV).
"This is the biggest game going
right now," Wolverine coach Bo
Schembechler said. "It just means
whoever wins is definitely in the race
and whoever doesn't is out of it."
As Schembechler indicated, more
than just bragging rights are up for Erick Anderson leads the MichiganC
grabs tomorrow, when the past two
Big Ten champions collide before a coming out on top in eight of its last
national television audience and a nine visits to the state capitol, and
sold-out Spartan Stadium. eight of the teams' last ten meetings.
Michigan has had luck on its side, The Wolverines maintain book-

rises 9.6%gs
First-year-student figures drop

defense tomorrow against MSU. JULIE HOLLMAN/Dav

ends on the series, which began in
1898 with a 39-0 victory and
continues through last year's 17-3
Michigan victory which catapulted

the fifth-ranked Wolverines (3-1, 1-0)'
into the conference driver's seat.
"When you have two state
See MICHIGAN ,page 10

by Noelle Vance
Daily Government Reporter
There are 463 more minority stu-
dents - an increase of 9.6 percent
over last year - studying at the
University this year, according to
figures released yesterday by the
The total number of minority
students, 5454, marks a record high
for minority enrollment at the
University. Minorities now account
for 16.6 percent of the University
community, up from 15.4 percent
last year.
However, decreases in the num-
ber of first-year Black, Hispanic and
Native American students have some
student leaders concerned that the
figures are not as promising as they
"The number of Native American
students are embarrassing to me,"
said Delro Harris, chair of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Minority Affairs Commission.
Top University officials said that
despite the drops in first-year-minor-
ity enrollment, the overall increase
demonstrates the University's com-
mitment to diversifying its enroll-
The increase, then, can be at-
tributed to a larger number of trans-
fer students at the University, offi-
cials said.
Native-American total enrollment

increased from 132 students to 138
students. The Rackham School of
Graduate studies lost one Native
American student bringing their total
down from 15 to 14 students.
"There are a lot more Native
Americans in Michigan who are eli-
gible to come here and do well here,"
he said, "six (more Native
Americans) does not speak too well
of the University."
"The numbers are not anywhere
near the 10 percent of total enroll-
ment that the University promised in
the seventies," said MSA President
Aaron Williams, an engineering ju-
nior. "We lost 38 Black students in
the freshman class."
Black student enrollment rose to
2140 students, or 6.5 percent of the
total campus enrollment. Total en-
rollment includes only U.S. citizens
or permanent U.S. residents, and not
foreign students.
First-year-Black enrollment fell
from 290 students last year to 252.
The figure is the University's third
highest enrollment of Black students
in the last 10 years.
The total Hispanic enrollment at
the University increased from 824 to
927 students. However, like other
minority groups, the first-year-
Hispanic enrollment fell from 171 to
163 students.
Harris said the drops may reflect
See MINORITY, page 2

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*House passes
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted fi- pass a met
nal and overwhelming approval yesterday for a a constitu
federal ban on flag burning. The decision comes struction
only four months after a Supreme Court decision Senate wi
allowing destruction of an American flag as po- Still, 1
litical protest. in support
"This is the least we can do to protect the only 18 R
sanctity of the flag," Rep. Butler Derrick (D- it. The bil
.;S.C.) said before the House voted, 371-43, to House
approve the bill. said he as
However, President Bush and many into law, d
Republicans say Congress must do more than tutional an

re statute. They have bee
tional amendment to ou
or desecration, an issu
ll take up next week.
54 Republicans joined 2
Ming the statutory ban yes
epublicans and 25 Demo
1 passed the Senate 91-9.
Speaker Thomas S. Fol
ssumed Bush would sign
despite his clear preferenc

burning ban
n pressing for Bush said last week that a new statute would
tlaw flag de- not be adequate to get around the Supreme Court
ie which the decision, which threw out the conviction of a
Texas flag burner.
17 Democrats The bill on its way to Bush would revise ex-
;terday, while isting federal law and provide up to a year in a
crats opposed jail and a $1,000 fine for anyone who
"knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles,
ey (D-Wash.) burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tram-
i the measure ples upon any flag of the United States."
e for a consti- The one-sided votes in Congress reflected the
power of the flag as a political symbol.

Groups to
policy board
by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
University President James Duderstadt has charged
three campus groups with the responsibility to nomi-
nate students, staff and faculty members to advisory
committees on the anti-discriminatory harassment pol-
The groups - the faculty Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs, the Academic
Services Board (made up of administration officials) and
the Michigan Student Assembly - face an October 18
deadline for the nominations.
In the memorandum sent by Duderstadt to the
groups, the President said he will review and solicit re-
action on the interim harassment policy which is cur-
rently in place. The information will be used as back-
ground for preparing a permanent policy.
Duderstadt said in his memo that he hopes to have a
permanent policy in place by January 1, 1990.
The original harassment policy was struck down as
unconstitutional in federal court on Aug. 25. Duderstadt
implemented the interim policy at the University Board
of Regents' September meeting.
University Council Student Rep. Corey Dolgan said
'0Duderstadt should use the U-Council to review the pol-
"The place for this to be done is through U-
Council... If U-Council wanted to set up committees
that's a different issue but for the President to set up
these committees is ridiculous," said Dolgan.
"It's another example of the administration by-pass-
ing the established process."
University Board of Regents by-law 7.02 provides
for the council, which was established to formulate and
propose student conduct rules. The council is made up
of student. facultv. and administration renresentatives.

Abortion lobbyists fight
parental consent bill

By Jennifer Miller
Daily Staff Writer
LANSING - Lobbyists from the Ann
Arbor chapter of Planned Parenthood and
University College Democrats had no trouble
convincing representatives Lana Pollack (D-
Ann Arbor) and Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor)
to vote against the pending parental consent
bill. Many other state legislators, however, ap-
pear to still be supporting the proposal.
The bill, introduced by State Senator Jack
Welborn (R-Kalamazoo), would require minors
to get their parents' permission for abortions,
unless they had a court-approved appeal.
"O.K., you twisted my arm," joked Bullard
(D-Ann Arbor) in his Lansing office as the
groups commemorated Reproductive
Awareness Week by holding a lobby day at the
state capitol.
The ten Ann Arbor lobbyists between the
ages of 16 and 60 were among 90 pro-choice
representatives from around the state who met
with their state representatives to discuss the
But it won't be easy to convince
Michigan voters. A survey done by Right to
Life through a private consulting firm,
Tarrance and Associates, said 75 percent of the
state supports the parental consent bill.
The lobbyists also met with representative

Kirk Profit (D-Ypsilanti) to express their
concerns about the bill. Profit said he would
vote the way his constituents wanted, which
for now is for parental notification.
"If he is going to split to the right on this
you need organization to bring him back to the
middle," said Bullard. Bullard told the lobby-
ists they should start a letter writing campaign
to show Profit that his constituents are in fact
against the bill.
"It is the toughest anti-choice bill to
oppose because it sounds so reasonable, but
when you get to the heart of it, there are many
discriminatory problems with the bill," said
LSA senior Roger Kosson, president of the
Colleges Democrats.
Opponents feel the judicial appeal clause
- for exceptions such as pregnancies resulting
form rape or incest - will become a class
issue between the upper-middle class and the
poor because some women won't know how to
file for an appeal.
"We feel the bill is contradictory because if
the state says you are not mature enough to
have an abortion without asking your parents,
then how are you mature enough to raise a
child," said LSA Junior Deborah Goldman,
head of the abortion issue for the College
See LOBBY, Page 2

Get 'em while they're free
Students grab their 1989-90 student directories. The directories were
free yesterday and will be today. After today, they will cost $2.50.

Computer virus may have little effect on 'U'
'Columbus Day' virus can only hit IBM-compatible computers

By Diane Cook
Daily Research Reporter
Bad things traditionally are supposed to happen on
Friday the 13th.
But today if your computer screen sarcastically balks
"file not found" when you try to print that 10-page re-

The virus strikes only IBM or IBM-compatible
computers. Since Apple Macintosh systems are im-
mune to the virus, the disease will not effect the major-
ity of the University's and student's personal comput-
Hankins called the virus "a time homh" set to go off

Kosko said the best ways to protect your computer
from the virus are to make regular back-ups of data,
know your software sources, and if you get software
from someone, get an anti-viral program to run a soft-
ware check.

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