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OPINION
Where was Duderstadt?

4

ARTS

8

SPORTS
Wrestlers finish sixth in Las Vegas

9

Rolling Stone: Good to the last drop

Lvkiuul~ail
Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 63 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, December 5, 1989 .0't" A

150,000
Czechs
protest
gov't
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)
- More than 150,000 demonstrators
chanting "They must go!" rejected
the new Communist-dominated gov-
ernment yesterday and demanded free
elections in a roaring show of sup-
port for the opposition.
Also yesterday, thousands of
tourists from Czechoslovakia freely
visited the West for the first time in
decades after the government lifted
most travel restrictions.
Demonstrators massed in central
Wenceslas Square for the first time
since November 27, when a nation-
wide general strike forced the gov-
ernment to grant historic conces-
sions. That demonstration capped 11
straight days of rallies in Czechoslo-
vakia.
Yesterday's demonstrators waved
red, white, and blue national flags
and applauded opposition demands
for elections by July and a second
general strike on December 11 if
there is no new government by Sun-
"Resign! Resign!" they chanted.
"The turnout at the rally and
smaller ones elsewhere was a clear
signal to the government that the
opposition has massive popular
support for its demands for real
democracy.
They were protesting the new
coalition government named Sunday,
which brought only five non-Com-
See CZECH., page 2

City

council

votes

LSAREPf

ESELECTED:

Conservative Coalition

Heidi Hayes
Kyle Dukaine
Rob Reilly
Joe Sciarmita

James San
Joshua Shackman
David Maquera
Stu Duncan

Choice
Ingrid Fey
Board for Student Publications
election results have been ruled
invalid bythe CenIral Student
Judiciary.

itself a
by Tara Gruzen
Daily City Reporter
The City Council voted at its
regular meeting last night to increase
the salaries of the mayor and coun-
cilmembers, upholding the decision
made by the Local Officer's Com-
pensation Commission last month.
The mayor's salary is to be upped
to $15,000 a year and that of coun-
cilmembers to $8000 a year - both
increases of $1000.
Mayor Gerald Jernigan brought a
resolution before the council to re-
ject the salary increase, but in order
to pass it needed a vote of two thirds
of council. The vote was split along
partisan lines, with the four
Democrats in favor of a salary in-
crease and the seven Republicans
opposed.
Republicans cited the financial

pay raise

problems of the city as one reason
they did not support a pay increase.
With budget problems, they said it
would be detrimental for the council
to receive more money at this time.
"I think we deserve it; we all
work really hard," Councilmember
Joe Borda (R-Fifth Ward) said. "But
we have people laid off so I am not
going to support the pay raise."
Councilmember Terry Martin (R-
Second Ward) said councilmembers
ran for office because they wanted to
serve, not because of the salary in-
centives. She said councilmembers
do their jobs knowing that it is
partly voluntary. I
"This is really just a part-time
job," Mayor Jernigan added.
But the Democrats said some
councilmembers sacrifice other in-
come opportunities when they run

for council, and if the pay becomes
any less, only the rich will be able
to serve.
"We should be careful never to
give the signal that the only people
who serve on the government are the
rich," Councilmember Larry Hunter
(D-First Ward) said. "The amount of
money being proposed here in con-
junction with the city budget is less
than one percent."
It is important that people from
all walks of the city be able to serve
on council," Councilmember Ann
Marie Coleman (D-First Ward)
added.
Hunter also pointed to the fact
that most of the people who serve
on the Local Officers Compensation
Commission, which unanimously
voted for a pay increase, are Repub-
licans, "not flashy, dancy liberals."

J

Davis resigns as
by Ryan Schreiber I have submitted my resignation," Senic
Daily Sports Writer Davis said in a press release from the Director,
With minimal amounts of Michigan Sports Information De- the resign
fanfare, Michigan women's volley- partment.
L._1 '1_TnuJ

voile

I- - II

bal coach Joyce Davis resigned from
the post that she had held for four
seasons.
While Davis compiled an overall
record of 50-83 at Michigan, she
incurred most of her difficulties with
Big Ten matches, in which she
managed an 8-64 record.
"In order to pursue opportunities
outside the University of Michigan,

"The athletic administration and I
agree that the next phase of
development for Michigan volleyball
will be an exciting one, and I feel
my staff and myself have contributed
greatly to the Michigan program."
In the 1989 season, Davis
finished with a 6-20 record and last
in the Big Ten at 1-17 for the second
consecutive year.

Joyc
hard to
success,
entire de
in her fut
Assis
no comr
but mer
Michigar
"I ha
I will apl

or Associate Athletic
Jack Weidenbach accepted
nation yesterday afternoon.
ce Davis worked extremely
make this program a
Weidenbach said. "The
partment wishes her the best
tore endeavors."
tant coach Youde Wang had
ment on Davis' departure,
mioned his options with
rn for the following season.
ven't decided whether or not
)ply for the job here," Wang

yoaii
said. In the event that the nev
were hired from outsi
university, Wang added that
looking other places."
Associate Athletic D
Phyllis Ocker also would
confirm nor deny whether
would have returned to Mich
the following season had s
resigned.
Team members offered
responses to Davis' resig
with some players ment
unconfirmed extenuating c
stances behind her departur

coach
w coach than her losing record.
de the "I didn't know which way (Davis)
t he "is would go," first-year player Hayley
Lorenzen said. "It could have gone
irector either way as far as I knew. We were
neither talking about that with just the team
Davis and they were like, 'Well, what did
igan for you think was going to happen?' and
she not I wouldn't have been surprised either
way.
mixed "I'm looking forward to a change
nation, because we were losing and I'd rather
tioning win. I guess I'm just hoping for
ircum- whoever can help us do that. If it's
e other the next person, that's O.K., too."

Abortion bill

] s

passes panel
LANSING (AP) - Unmarried young women to seek permission
women under age 18 would have to from any adult relative.
get parental consent for an abortion The bill as passed requires a
under a bill easily approved yesterday women under age 18 to get parental
by a House panel, setting up its pas-pemsinfraabtobual
sage by the Legislature and a permission for an abortion, but al-.
prsaedby e Lelows her to ask a court to have one'
promised veto, without parental consent if the par-
by legislation will be taken up ent denies permission. The probate
by the full House tomorrow, giving court would have to take up the case
the Senate ample time to approve within 72 hours after she requests
House changes before lawmakers re- the hearing, and then make a deci-
cess for the winter holidays in about sio h 48 hours.
two weeks. sion with 48 hours.
The House Public Health Com- It differs from the Senate version
mittee approved the bill 10-6, de- by requiring that if a young woman
spite emotional testimony by a Indi- says she is a victim of sexual abuse,
anapolis man. His 17-year-old the court must file a report with the
daughter died after she apparently re- Department of Social Services.
sorted to a back alley abortion be- While legislative approval is cer-
cause she feared her parents' reaction. tain, so is a veto from Gov. James
There were also failed attempts Blanchard, who has pledged to strike
by pro-choice lawmakers to expand down any restriction on abortion
the consent requirement by allowing rights.

speaks
to NATO
leaders
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -
President Bush said yesterday it's too
early to proclaim an end to the Cold
War, but added that Mikhail Gor-
bachev's acceptance of sweeping re-
form in Eastern Europe "absolutely
mandates new thinking" by the
West.
Wrapping up his weekend sum-
mit journey with a stop at NATO
Headquarters, Bush also told re-
porters the United States would
maintain "significant military forces
in Europe as long as our allies desire
our presence."
The president said he wants a
treaty making initial cuts in super-
powers conventional forces in Eu-
See NATO, page 5

Bos Varber n
Chris Tamer, #6 on the Hockey team, is shorn by Bo's own barber Jerry Erikson. Erikson's shop has been
serving customers for over 19 years.

Financial problems impair Black student retention

Despite difficulties, students
want to continue studies at'U'

'U' lacks standardized way to
find out why students leave

by Vera Songwe
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
While many students are ponder-
ing what classes to take next
semester or looking for next year's
housing, some are spending sleep-
less nights worrying about how they
will stay at the University next
term.
Every year over a hundred minor-
ity students leave the University for
financial reasons.
rnma .. them are.A to rome

and his family's.
Because of financial aid restric-
tions, many students ride an aca-
demic merry-go-round, moving from
school to school. For example,
Rucker attended an Ohio arts school
on scholarship for two years, but
when his grant ran out, he could no
longer afford the fees so he joined
the army to earn some money. From
there, he attended Washtenaw Com-
munity College and finally, the
University of Michian.

By Marion Davis
Minority Issues Reporter
Every year since 1980, more than
10 percent of the minority students
who enrolled for winter term at the
University did not return the follow-
ing fall. Although there are many
theories about why these students
drop out, there is no standard inter-
view or tracking system to find out
why they leave.
"We ought to know more about
why students are leaving and the

future and whether they are aware of
alternative ways to continue their
education.
According to a report complied
by the Office of the Registrar,
20,799 students enrolled at the Uni-
versity for the 1987 winter term
(this only includes U.S. citizens and
permanent residents). Of those en-
rolling, 2658, were minority stu-
dents.
But in the 1987 fall term 10.9
nercent of those minority students

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