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Page 2-The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 1, 1989
Diag rally will call
attention to AIDS

by Josephine Ballenger
Today marks the celebration of
World AIDS Day. Under the slogan,
"Our Lives, Our World, Let's Take
Care of Each Other" 166 countries
across the globe will honor the event
with rallies and.
Locally, a rally will be held at
noon on the diag featuring: an AIDS
patient speaking about the disease,
call-and-response songs, and Elise
Bryant, art director for Common
Ground Theatre reciting poems writ-
ten by AIDS victims.
In addition, over 50 students will
b6 handing out tags to everyone who
stops by.
{ The most important thing about
the day's activities is to "promote
awareness, to let people know it's a
world-wide problem," said Natasha
Raymond, president of U-M Friends
of Common Ground Theatre.
Raymond said the day's long-
term goals are to promote safe sex,
to educate preventative measures
against AIDS, to nurture greater car-
ing and respect of AIDS victims, and
to encourage financial support for
AIDS victims.
AIDS victims need money be-
cause they are usually cut off by in-

surance companies and generally
have little or no income, Raymond
She said on-campus groups such
as fraternities and sororities could
sponsor fundraising projects like
food drives and bucket drives. "It just
takes a little bit of caring," she
The focus this year is on educat-
ing youth, because no one is im-
mune to AIDS, Raymond said. Even
university students are susceptible
- and 'it's getting worse; "Students
are a high risk group without even
knowing it," she said.
"Recent data suggests the rate of
newly infected persons is increasing
among young persons," said Polly
Paulson, health promotion and
community relations at University
Health Service.
"This means (young people in-
fected with AIDS) haven't been able
to be educated. They have been in-
fected within the last 2-3 years."
Paulson said, "In Washtenaw
County, there have been about 50
full-blown cases (of AIDS) since
The event is sponsored by
Michigan Cares About AIDS, UM
Friends of Common Ground Theatre,
and University Health Service.

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Blanchard urges Legislature
not to focus on abortion bills
LANSING - The Legislature will be showing a warped sense of pri-
orities if it spends too much more time on a controversial abortion bill,
while other measures go begging, Gov. James Blanchard said yesterday.
"It would show a gross situation of warped priorities to do that. I think
abortion will always be an issue, and that should not be allowed to divert
the Legislature from a lot of other meaningful items they've worked on,"
he said.
A bill scheduled for a vote next Monday in a House committee would
require unmarried girls under the age of 18 to get parental consent before
they could get an abortion. Blanchard is expected to veto the bill.
Blanchard said he hopes before the Legislature wraps up the fall ses-
sion on Dec. 13 that it will pass and send to him a number of bills where
agreements already have been reached.
Legislature considers auto
insurance rate reductions
LANSING - Michigan motorists would get auto insurance rate cuts
of 20 percent or 25 percent under a pair of competing proposals introduced
yesterday in the Legislature and criticized by the industry.
The plan sponsored by Rep. John Maynard (D-St. Clair Shores) would
force insurance companies to cut their rates by 20 percent. The other
would cut rates by 25 percent, but make up for that by making cost-cut-
ting changes in the state's no-fault auto insurance system.
Among those changes would be limiting lawsuits by accident victims
and setting maximum fees for health benefits.
Town celebrates and worries
over arrival of mobile missiles

Mapping George
A National Park Service employee places a paper target on the nose of
George Washington as other targets dot the face of the first president at
Mount Rushmore as mapping of cracks in the national memorial began.
Photo's future

Big Three may
soon collaborate

developing fast

DETROIT (AP) - The federal
government has cleared the way for
General Motors Corp. and Chrysler
Corp. to form a joint manufacturing
project, which analysts said yester-
day could enhance growing coopera-
tion between the nation's Big Three
Competition from abroad and
lumping earnings may push GM,
Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler into
closer collaboration on a variety of
manufacturing projects, the analysts
The project would be the first
manufacturing collaboration between
any two of the Big Three and would
join Chrysler's New Process Gear
plant in Syracuse, N.Y., and GM's
Hydra-matic factory in Muncie, Ind.
On Nov.14, after the Federal
Trade Commission consulted with
the Justice Department's antitrust
division, the waiting period ended
with the project's clearance.
"It's a mockery of the antitrust
laws," consumer advocate Ralph
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Nader said yesterday. "The issue is
whether we abandon our antitrust
laws if it's between U.S. companies.
"Fifteen years ago, this wouldn't
even be proposed, it would have
been laughed out of existence."
In the last 15 years the Big Three
- GM in particular - have seen
their dominance of the U.S. auto
market eroded by Japan-based com-
panies first exporting cars and later
setting up manufacturing plants in
the United States. During that time,
each of the Big Three set up joint
ventures with foreign automakers on
a variety of projects.
Currently, there are 10 major
U.S. and Japanese companies mak-
ing cars and trucks on U.S. soil.
Those other than the Big Three are
called "transplants."
"I think it is a symptom of the
tough competitive situation in the
U.S. auto industry where the Big
Three feel themselves threatened by
imports and transplants," said inde-
pendent auto analyst David Healy of
New York.
"Since all of the cars produced
here generally use pretty similar
components, it doesn't make a lot of
sense to have independent develop-
ment of fairly routine parts like
transmissions and axles and so
forth," he added.
Healy and other analysts agreed
that competition in the auto industry
will push the Big Three into more
joint manufacturing projects. But
they predicted the cooperation would
stop far short of sharing product se-
crets or actually making an entire car
or truck.
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by Ruth Littmann
Daily Staff Writer
The University's two-day birth-
day party for photography was cele-
brated with a flash yesterday, as
writer, critic, and photographer A.D.
Coleman looked to a future where
today's two-dimensional photos will
seem antiquated.
Coleman said just as color pho-
tography has become more popular
than black and white, three-dimen-
sional photography will someday be
the rage.
His speech at the Chrysler Audi-
torium, titled "Photography and Cul-
ture," was the first event of a two-
day symposium celebrating the
150th year since photography was
formally introduced.
Coleman discussed photographic
processes such as electronic imag-
ing, but said that new technology
presents problems as well as oppor-
tunities. He explained that the latest
computer techniques allow original
camera images to be manipulated.
"The existence of such technol-
ogy within a culture that has been
convinced for almost 150 years of
the scientific accuracy of photo-

graphic documents should be cause
for alarm," he warned.
"The visual technology for popu-
lation surveillance and for the ma-
nipulation of fact and history smacks
of the totalitarian features projected
in Aldous Huxley's Brave New
World, (George) Orwell's 1984, and
(Ray) Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451,
and are all in existence at this mo-
Coleman emphatically urged edu-
cators to recognize the importance
and potential dangers of visual im-
agery in our current culture. Univer-
sities, he said, should not only re-
quire students to take composition
courses which stress verbal commu-
nication, but should also require stu-
dents to take a basic photography
course which would stress visual
The photography symposium
will continue today in room 2104 of
the Art and Architecture Building.
The events, which begin at 9:30
a.m., include forums featuring pho-
tographer/artists Jules Allen and
Dorit Cypis.

Continued from Page 1
"The strategy was that the stu-
dents would be out of town. Stu-
dents are purposely being kept out of
the process," he said.
But Jernigan said this is not true.
He said the agenda item would prob-
ably be tabled when it is brought be-
fore the council so that as many
viewpoints as possible can be heard
before a vote is made.
"(NORML members) are just
talking to hear themselves talk,"
Jernigan said.
NORML members said last night
that the April 1 annual Hash Bash

will again be held this year. The
group has obtained a legal permit to
hold an event on the Diag.
The emphasis of this year's Hash
Bash will be saving the five dollar
pot law; in the past, the bashes were
only intended as a show of civil dis-
obedience. NORML members said
they want to show the city their
group was not responsible for the
vandalism which followed last year's
Hash Bash.
Last year's event coincided with
the Michigan basketball team's ap-
pearance in the NCAA's Final Four.
The night of April 1, hundreds of
fans stormed the South University
area to celebrate the team's semi-fi-
nal victory over Illinois.

OSCODA, Mich. - Cheers, fears and questions followed the Pen-
tagon's decision that Wurtsmith Air Force Base will house nuclear mis-
siles made to be launched from the nation's railroads.
Wurtsmith, a 24-hour alert Strategic Air Command base near Oscoda
on northern Michigan's Lake Huron shore, on Wednesday was named as
one of several installations named to receive the rail-based MX missile.
Construction of a rail garrison to house the missiles during times of
peace is expected to pump $100 million into the northern Michigan econ-
omy and create a peak of 919 temporary jobs.
During a crisis, the missiles would be loaded onto railroad cars and
sent onto the Detroit and Mackinac railroad to make them a mobile and
less vulnerable target.
Riegle prepares his defense
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Donald Riegle hired a lawyer who
once represented Oliver North in the Iran-contra affair to represent him in
the probe of his involvement with the nation's biggest savings and loan
Riegle, chair of the Senate Banking committee, and four other senators
involved in the matter, intervened with federal regulators on behalf of the
failed California thrift in 1987 - two years before it was seized by the
government. Lincoln's owner, Charles Keating, Jr., and his associates
made large campaign contributions to all five senators. Riegle received
$78,250 but returned it in 1988.
Riegle's Michigan colleague, Sen. Carl Levin, said yesterday he would"
withhold his judgement of Riegle's conduct in the Lincoln Savings &
Loan Association matter until the Senate ethics committee issues a re-
Daily feels harsh realities of
MSA's anti-glasnostic ways
While millions of Eastern Europeans flood the streets calling for fair
and open elections, tonight, complacent Americans will sleep easy,.
oblivious to the dark threat brewing in Ann Arbor, a town comfortably
nestled the backyard of democracy.
In the Soviet Union, the press is experiencing unheard-of new
freedoms, challenging the government and probing the electoral process.
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, back in the USA, humble and meek Daily
staffers dropping by MSA's election headquarters to ask about the
availability of results were beaten like wet dogs, oppressed by the arm of
the totalitarian Aaron Williams regime, crushed under the heel of
clandestine fascism which has enshrouded the traditional stronghold of
campus democracy.
Behind the barbed wire and "No Trespassing!" signs posted outside
MSA's Michigan Union garrison, a most disturbing fungus begins to
grow, a blackened wart, a vile malignant tumor. What starts with pushes
in the chest and feet bruised by slamming doors, will surely bring us
towards an Orwellian 1984esque society, towards a closed and bitter
Amerika, where freedom and justice are vague memories and everyone
wears the bicycle gloves of oppression.
-Names withheld for fear of further injustices
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Continued from page 1
chief of staff, acknowledged that
rebels had seized Villamor Air Base,
headquarters of the Philippine air
force; the government broadcast cen-
ter; a private television station; and
the Ninoy Aquino International Air-
In Washington, White House
spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said
U.S. officials had only sketchy in-
formation and "we're watching it
closely. .. .We're very concerned
about it and we continue to support

the democratically elected govern-
ment of Mrs. Aquino."
There was no indication who was
leading the mutiny, and rebel sol-
diers would not say. They were be-
lieved loyal to renegade Lt. Col.
Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, who led
an August 1987 coup attempt in
which at least 53 people were killed.
Soon after dawn, pro-government
troops opened fire with recoilless ri-
fles on rebels near the government
broadcast center and rebels returned
the fire, blocking the road with
trucks. No casualty reports were



Editor in Chief Adam Schrager Sports Editor Mike Gil
Managing Editor Steve Knpper Associate Sports Editors Adam Benson, Steve Blonder,
News Editors Miguel Cruz, Richard Eisen, Lory Knapp,
Alex Gordon, David Schwartz Taylor Linodn
Opinion Page Editors Elzabeth Esch, Amy Hamon Arts Editors Andrea Gadd, Ayssa Katz
Associate Opinion Editors Phiip Cohen, Camille Colatosi Rim Tony Siber
Sharon Holand Music Nabeel Zuberi
Letters Editr David Levin Books Mark Swartz
Weekend Editors Alyssa Lusdigman, Theatre Jay Pekala
:.ndrew Mils Photo Editor David Lubiner
Weekend Staff Jm Poniewozik Graphics Coordinator Kevin Woodson
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Quick, Gil Renberg, Taraneh Shal, Mike Sobel, Vera Songwe, Jessica Strick, Noele Vance, Ken Walker, Donna Woodwel.
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Green, Brian Jarvinen, Mike Kunlavsky, Ami Mehta, Mike Molitor, Carolyn Por, Krisin Palm, Annette Petrusso, Jay Pink, Gregorl
Roadh, Cindy Rosenthal, Peter Shapi o, Mark Webster.
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