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U.S. administration

condemns Ortega's
move to stop truce
Pres. Bush consults with
Central American leaders


Pollack sparks c
during tribute to


White House yesterday denounced
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's
decision to end a truce with the
U.S.-backed Contras but brushed off
talk about renewing military aid for
the rebels, saying "we don't want to
give him any excuse" to cancel next
year's elections.
The administration said President
Bush was consulting with leaders in
Central America to bring diplomatic
pressure on Ortega to reverse course.
"It is obvious that he's afraid of
the ballot box," White House press
secretary Marlin Fitzwater said, refer-
ring to presidential elections set for
Feb. 25 in Nicaragua.
Congressional leaders also reacted

angrily to Ortega's move, but House
Speaker Thomas Foley, D-Wash.,
said, "I can't conceive of the House
moving now toward providing mili-
tary assistance. That's not in the di-
rection of the peace process."
Ortega, at a news conference in
Managua, suspended the 19-month-
old cease-fire with the Contras, cit-
ing continued rebels attacks, and
hinted he might cancel the elections.
He accused Bush of "supporting ter-
rorism in Nicaragua."
Responding quickly to Ortega,
Fitzwater said his announcement
"underscores the Sandinista regime's
lack of commitment to the peace
process and democratization in

by Noelle Vance
Daily Government Reporter
Comments by State Senator Lana
Pollack sparked some tension be-
tween members of the Black and
Jewish communities last night at a
tribute to late U.S. Representative
Mickey Leland.
Questioning keynote speaker Pol-
lack (D-Ann Arbor) for the way she
focused on Leland's work, some
Black members of the audience said
they were offended by her approach
to the tribute.
Leland, who died in a plane crash
on August 7 this year, was known
for his efforts to aid the starving in
Ethiopia and for his strong stance
against anti-Semitism and anti-Zion-
Pollack centered her speech on
the need for Blacks and Jews to over-
come varying perspectives and un-

derstand each others' backgrounds on
the issues of Affirmative Action, the
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and dis-
"Jews see the world as survivors
of the Holocaust," Pollack said,
"Blacks see the world as survivors of
the Civil War and pre-Civil Rights
Movement era."
Though it is natural for Blacks
and Jews to come together to fight
discrimination that doesn't "mean
(Blacks and Jews) see the same dis-
crimination," Pollack said. "What
Mickey Leland did was draw people
together and create a dialogue that is
greater than any one point of view."
Differences in perspectives were
evident following the speech. One
Black woman in the audience said
there was no need for Pollack to dis-
cuss statements made by Louis Far-
rakhan - a prominent Black leader

who has called Judaism a "gutter re-
ligion." The woman said the speech
should have focused on what can be
done in the future to bring the two
groups together.
"Of the twenty minutes (of this
speech) I may have talked of Minis-
ter Farrakhan for maybe three min-
utes," she said. "I think I've offended
you so much that you... heard the
hurt and nothing else."
Tension between members of the
Black and Jewish communities will
remain until "we stop playing my
hurt is worse than yours," Pollack
The tribute was sponsored by
members of Involved in Michigan
Political Action Committee, Col-
lege Democrats, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly's Minority Affairs
Commission, the NAACP, Tagar,
and the Union of Students for Israel.


Survey says: students rock to WCSX

Are the dangers of
shock art too much?

BOSTON (AP) - Practitioners
0 of shock art have danced barefoot on
glass and bitten the heads off live an-
imals, but as one of them faces pos-
sible arrest for lighting fireworks on
his chest the question of how much
is too much is being asked more
than ever.
"Some art might shock people,
and that's certainly a valid thing for
art to do," said Jeremy Allinger, ex-
aecutive director at Boston's Dance
Umbrella, which showcases visiting
dance programs.
The limit, however, is "when
people are placed without knowledge

in a position of danger themselves,"
he said. "Whether that can be classi-
fied as art or not, it's inappropriate."
Testing that distinction is Saburo
Tashigawara, a Japanese artist who
performed for Dance Umbrella last
month. Part of his act is dancing and
walking barefoot on pieces of broken
glass, Alliger said.
Joe Coleman, who appeared be-
fore a small audience at the Boston
Film and Video Foundation, bit off
the head and front legs of a white
mouse. He also ignited fireworks on
his chest and some burning shards
landed in the audience.

by Heather Fee
"What's your favorite radio sta-
Usually, people enthusiastically
shout the answer to this question
knowing their response may bring
money and prizes, if the right radio
station is calling.
Recently, however, students an-
swered this question without receiv-
ing cash, gifts, or even a free
bumper sticker. Instead, they quietly
answered a seven question survey.
Of the 45 University students
surveyed, 18 percent said WCSX-
FM 94.7 was their favorite radio sta-
tion. WIQB-FM 102.9 and WDFX-
FM 99.5 were the runners up with
17 and 14 percent respectively..
The students, questioned in South
Quad and the Undergraduate Library,
were generally favorable about the
local radio stations they listen to.
Fifty-eight percent of the students
ranked their station above 5 on a
scale from 1 to 10 (10 representing
the ideal station).
For students from small towns,
local stations were an improvement
from hometown ones. LSA sopho-
more Michele Middlebrook said,
"Ann Arbor stations offer a variety
of popular and recent music unlike

other stations outside of big cities."
Students from big cities, how-
ever, were not as happy with the lo-
cal stations. LSA first-year student
Jane Naidoff said, "I love New York
City radio, nothing compares!"

listened to them frequently.
WJJX is entirely student-run and
does not play on the regular air
waves. Instead, it is carrier current,
meaning its signal is connected to
the power supply in the residence

tape machine and your mother listen-
ing" said Browning.
WCBN hires non-student DJ's
and broadcasts over the air waves.
Junior J.B. Opdycke, an employee at
WCBN said much of their listening
audience comes from outside the stu-
dent population which accounts for
the station's low rating in the sur-
The station also broadcasts shows
by special interest groups such as
"Gay and Lesbian Cooperative",
"Women's Rights and Rhythms,"
and "Lawyers Collective Show" that
focus on issues generally ignored by
local radio stations, according to
WUOM does not have a large
student contingent because they play
classical music and because they
have a wider audience, potentially
covering 80 percent of the state, said
UOM operator Mary Ellen Cain.
WIQB and WCSX confirmed that
many of their listeners are students.
W IQB Operations Manager Joe Ur-
bial said that WIQB is number one
among listeners 18-24 in Washtenaw
WCSX sales assistant Nancy
Stephans said although they hadn't
done any formal research, they knew
they did well in Ann Arbor.

In a story on Greek Awareness Day the Daily's reference to a statement
by Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center peer advisers that men
1and women possess masculine and feminine qualities should have said
stereotypical "masculine" and "feminine" qualities

Several stations that did not have
many student listeners were the Uni-
versity-affiliated stations - WJJX-
650 AM, WCBN-88.3 FM, and
WUOM-91.7 FM. Nine of the 45
students had ever listened to these
stations and only two of these nine

halls and only can be heard inside
University buildings.
Disc jockey Patrick Browning, an
LSA senior, said it is hard to capture
a large listening audience because
people do not stay in the dorms. "At
any one time it could be you, the



What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Local hoodlums terrorize Ann Arbor trick-or-treaters

Michigan Student Assembly
Student Rights Commission -
5:30 p.m. in Union Rm. 3909
Earth Day Organizing Commit-
tee - 7 p.m. in the Union 4th
MSA International Students
Affairs Commission - 6:15
p.m. in the International Center
College Republicans - 7:30
p.m. in Rm. 1276 of the Busi-
ness Administration Bldg.
Palestine Solidarity Commit-
tee - 7:30 p.m. in the lounge of
the International Center
Campus Crusade for Life -
College Life meeting at 7 -8:30
p.m. in Kellogg Aud. Rm. 6005;
enter in the dental school
Michigan Student Assembly
Communications Committee
- 7:30 p.m. in Union Rm. 3909
Women & Spirituality Group
- Chanting Workshop; 7:30
p.m. at the Guild House
InterVarsity Christian Fellow-
ship - 7 p.m. in East Quad Rm.
Study Abroad in Sweden In-
formational Meeting - 3 p.m.
in the International Center Rec.
"Beyond the Cold War: A Eu-
ropean Perspective" - Denise
Peeters, a Belgian activist, speaks
at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham
"The Documentation of Valu-
able Negative Data and Other
Stories" - James Payne; noon
in Rm. 2009 Natural Science
Museums Bldg.
"Photon Migration in Human
Tissue" - Dr. G. Weiss of the
Physical Sciences Lab Division
of Computer Research Technol-
ogy NIH; 4 p.m. in Chem. 1640
"Land Reform and Land Re-

"How to Become Influential
in Politics" - Mark Patrosso,
state vice-chair of the California
Young Republicans; 7:30 p.m.
in Rm. B176 in the Business
Fellowships and Financial Aid
for Graduate Students - Deeda
Stanczak, Student Services Asst.
for Japanese Studies; noon in the
Lane Hall Commons Rm.
"A Theory of Moral Senti-
ments" - Robert Frank of Cor-
nell University; 4 p.m. in the
Rackham East Lecture Rm.
Guild House Writers Series -
Nick Suino and David Schaffsma;
8 p.m. at the Guild House
Music at Midday - Trombon-
ist Laurie Penpraze and accompa-
niest Laura Ward; Union Pendle-
ton Rm. at 12:15
Safewalk - 8 -1:30 a.m. in
UGLi Rm. 102; 936-1000
Mixed Chamber Music
Ensembles - 8 p.m. in the
School of Music's Recital Hall
Employer Presentations -
Ames Dept. Stores from 7-8
p.m. in the Union Kuenzel Rm.;
JP Morgan & Company from 7-9
p.m. in the Union Pendleton
Jazz Combos - three small jazz
ensembles perform at 8 p.m. thr
Rackham Lecture Hall
German Tutoring - for all
100/200 level students in MLB
Rm. 2006; 7-9 p.m.
"Guys & Dolls" - 8 p.m. in
the Power Center; tickets avail-
able at the Union Ticket Office;
Northwalk - 8 p.m. to 1:30 in
2333 Bursley; 763-WALK
Free tutoring - all lower-level
math, science and engineering
courses; 7-11 p.m. in UGLi Rm.

Halloween madness struck last
night as several trick-or-treating
youngsters were robbed of their holi-
day sweets.
The Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment (AAPD) received reports last
night of five attacks against trick-or-
treaters including four strong-arm
robberies and one felonious assault.
Officer Sherry Vail of the AAPD
said the difference between strong-
arm robberies and felonious assaults
are that strong-arm robberies involve
little or no force.
"It's like running up to someone
and grabbing their bag," said Vail.
One of the four strong-arm rob-
beries last night involved a 12 year-
old trick-or-treater who was knocked
to the ground and stripped of her
candy by another youngster between
13-16 years old.
Felonious assault, however, in-
volves the use of a weapon. For ex-
ample, an 11-year-old was trick-or-

treating in the area of Delaware and
South Seventh when she and her
friends were attacked by several
young boys throwing rocks. The
trick-or-treater was hit in the head.
She said she never saw anyone, but
heard boys laughing after she was
Vail and Police Chief William
Corbett both said attacks against
trick-or-treaters are down from last
year when, according to Vail, "more
than a dozen" were reported. A spe-
cial police detail of 12 officers were
on duty both the night before Hal-
loween (Devil's Night) and Hal-
loween night itself.
B.B. gun shots fired
A man was shot at with a BB
gun while walking alone on Monroe
Street last night. The 25-year-old
victim, was heading toward South
Quad when the multiple shots were
fired. The victim believed the shots
were fired from an upper window of
South Quad. The man was unin-
jured, but a parked car nearby was
struck. A witness said he did not be-
lieve the shots were being fired at
the man specifically, but were ran-
dom instead. No suspect nor actual
gun was seen.

Bottle opener used in
attempted store robbery
A robbery was attempted early
last night at a gas station on N.
Main. Around 7:09 p.m., two men
walked into the Amoco-Main St.
Food Shoppe at 300 N. Main and
demanded that the attendant on duty
open the cash register. When the at-
tendant refused, one of the assailants
picked up a bottle opener which was
laying on the counter near the cash

register and tried to threaten her.
He again told her to open the reg-
ister and she told him to get out.
When the attendant tried to dial 911,
the man held down the switchhook
on the phone. The attendant put the
phone down and left when a
customer drove into the station.
After she left, the assailant tried
unsuccessfully to pry the register
open with the bottle opener. Both
men had been drinking.
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