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Michigan defeats Western Ontario in an
exhibition hockey game

Duderstadt: the year in review

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 31 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, October 18,1989Tn

Earthquake

rocks

San

Francisco
At least 47 reported
dead in California blast

AP PHOTO
Do the Druids come here, too?
Carhenge, a sculpture of junked cars reminiscent of England's prehistoric Stonehenge, sits on land about 2 miles north of Alliance, Nebraska.
Carhenge supporters are trying to raise funds to build a paved road to the site as required in the sculpture's special use permit.
MSA names studentsR MSA
BUSINESS
e e y T 1 i Charles Vest the Vice
ive iut 0 uP ridenmtand Provost for
the assemiA, Veist detsed

SAN FRANSISCO (AP) - A
major earthquake rocked Northern
California yesterday, killing at least
47 people, caving in a 30 ft. section
of the San Francisco Bay Bridge,
forcing World Series fans to evacuate
Candlestick Park and causing
widespread damage.
Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy said at
least 40 people had been killed in a
highway collapse in Oakland.
Six people were crushed to death
in their cars when part of an old
four-story brick building toppled
onto the vehicles on Bluxome Street
in San Francisco, said police Lt.
Jerry Kilroy.
One person died of a heart attack
and four people were injured in San
Jose, 50 miles south of San Fran-
cisco,'according to Willis Jacobs of
the National Earthquake Information
Center in Golden, Colo.
Three hours after the 5:04 p.m.
PDT quake, the magnitude of the
disaster began to emerge as reports
came in of widespread destruction.
Buildings in San Francisco report-
edly swayed several feet.
McCarthy said a section of Inter-
state 880 in Oakland had caved in,
killing at least 40 people who were
in their cars.
"The rubble is so bad that they
still don't have an accurate count of
the fatalities," McCarthy said.
The California highway patrol
said six were killed in the collapse of

No major injuries were reported
at Candlestick, where Game Three of
the World Series was cancelled and
about 60,000 fans were evacuated.
Fans at Candlestick screamed as
the stadium swayed for about 15
seconds. Players from the San Fran-
cisco Giants and the Oakland A's
were on the field and stood around as
fans began to leave their seats.
The quake, which registered 6.9
on the Richter scale, apparently was
centered about 10 miles north of
Santa Cruz and about 65 miles south
of San Francisco.
Mayor Art Agnos' press secre-
tary, Eileen Mahoney, said as many
as 20 people had been injured at a
'The rubble is so bad
that they still don't
have an accurate
count of the
fatalities.'
- California Lt. Gov.
Leo McCarthy
fire in the Marina section. Another
fire was blazing near downtown
Berkeley.
The quake knocked out phones
and power, including electricity at
the Associated Pres' bureau there.

by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
will submit the names of 10 stu-
dents to serve on a committee which
will review the University's interim
anti-harassment policy, which has
been in effect since Sept. 15.
President James Duderstadt plans
to use the committee's input to help
draft a permanent policy, which he
hopes to implement by the begin-
ning of next year.
Last week, Duderstadt asked

MSA, the faculty's Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs,
and the Academic Service Board
(made up of administration officials)
to nominate three to five con-
stituents each to serve on the com-
mittee.
But last night, the assembly
agreed to name twice the number of
students the administration requested
because representatives felt 3-5 stu-
dents were not adequate to represent
the campus.
"We're submitting 10 people to

show how many interested and quali-
fied people want to serve on this
committee," said LSA Rep. Susan
Langnas, chair of MSA's Campus
Governance Committee, which is
charged with finding the students.
"The fact that seven people have
expressed an interest in two days
shows to us that three to five posi-
tions are not enough for the diversity
of student representation needed for
this committee," she said.
Langnas said she will have the
See MSA, Page 2

part of the City
Santa Cruz.

Garden Mall in

East German
Polituburo
debates fate of
Pres. Honecker
BERLIN (AP) - East Germany's ruling Politburo
held a meeting yesterday that could determine the fate of
leader Erich Honecker, whose stern rule has been chal-
lenged by mass emigration and pro-democracy protests.
In West Germany, the mass-circulation newspaper
Bild reported late yesterday that a special session of the
Communist Party Central Committee has been called
for today.
Quoting party sources it did not identify, Bild said
Honecker would be "pressured" to turn over leadership
of ,the party "to younger hands." Honecker is also East
Germany's head of state.
There have been reports and speculation for several
days that Honecker, who rejected talks with pro-democ-
racy groups, might be near the end of his tenure. Bild
reported Monday that the regional party leaders were
demanding his dismissal.
Secrecy surrounded the Politburo meeting and there
was no indication when news might emerge from it.
Demonstrations were reported in five cities on the
eve of the regular weekly meeting, including a march by
120,000 people in Leipzig that was the largest protest
since East Germany was founded 40 years ago.
Chants of "Freedom!" and "Democracy now!" rose
from the throng and marchers shouted "We're staying
here!" Most protesters in East Germany have been peo-
ple who do not want to emigrate and demand reform at
home akin to the reforms being pursued in the Soviet

Abortion
consent one
step closer
Senate panel approves
bill requiring girls to get
parental permission
LANSING (AP) - A senate panel approved
yesterday a measure requiring girls age 17 and under to
get their parents' consent for an abortion despite one
member's fears that the bill interferes with some forms
of birth control.
The Senate Human Resources Committee voted 4-1
to send the bill to the Senate floor even though Sen.
John Cherry (D-Clio) said it classified some birth
control pills and intrauterine devices as abortion devices
requiring parental consent.
"To me, this is a critical point. It moves the bill
beyond parental consent dealing with abortion. It
involves a whole additional new concept, changing the
definition of abortion," he said.
But the sponsor, Jack Welborn (R-Kalamazoo) said
he had no intent to interfere with contraception and will
try to work out a clarification.
"I don't want it to be read or interpreted that minors
cannot get or use birth control or contraceptives because
this is parental consent dealing with abortions," he said.
The measure defined abortion as the use of any
instrument, drug or other device to end a pregnancy.
Cherry said that could include IUDs and birth control
n pills that prevent a fertilized egg from being implanted
r in the womb. His attempt to exclude them from the
N abortion definition wa reietedn3.2

Waiting out the rain
Ann Arbor resident Drew Curtis finishes a meal

while waiting

out the rain at the Brown Jug.

Formerly banned books now
on display at Grad library

by Bob DeMayer
"The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn and Alice in Wonderland should

and early 20th centuries for its sup-
posed coarseness and vulgarity. In
more modern times, the objection

over the years. Rare Book libraria
Ed Weber said the main reason fo
displaying this exhibit is to show

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