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'M' baseball opens conference season
Planes, rains and automobiles with
'M' Coach Mike Boyd
Women netters open season

* Vote in today's city elections


Animation makes a deal
with the devil


Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 121

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, April 2, 1990

CopyrightO 1990
The Michigan Daily

Diag for
19th Bash
by Sarah Schweitzer
Due to a last-minute court rulingl
permitting the National Organization
to Reform the Marijuana Laws
(NORML) to use a sound system on
the Diag, proponents of the legaliza-
tion of marijuana and opponents of
the proposal to hike Ann Arbor's $5
pot possession fine stated their
views loudly and clearly during yes-
terday's annual Diag Hash Bash.
Washtenaw Circuit Judge Donald
Shelton ruled last Friday that the
University had to reinstate the sound
system permit for a rally on the
Diag because it was a violation of
NORML's First Amendment rights
not to do so.
The University had originally re-
voked NORML's permit last Febru-
ary because it wanted the rally
moved to a location other than the
Diag in order to prevent marijuanar
smoking and underage drinking.
But Judge Shelton affirmed
NORML's right to free speech, say-
ing that the University admitted it
See BASH, Page 5

LSA Faculty to

vote on
course c
by Donna Woodwell
Daily Faculty Reporter


LSA faculty are scheduled to vote today on
a proposal requiring all University students to
take a course on racism and ethnicity. How-
ever, after two years of heated debate, many
faculty members doubt that a decision on the
proposal will be reached soon.
If approved, the proposal would take effect
in Sept. 1991, requiring all incoming students
to take a class from a list of courses which fit
criteria designated by the LSA Curriculum
Though many faculty members feel the
proposal should be tabled until next September
so debate can continue, Prof. Bert Hornback
and Prof. Bradford Perkins both agreed the new
proposal is better than the one defeated 140-
120 last April.
Hornback and Perkins disagreed with each
other on the necessity for such a course. Horn-
back said the-course would benefit faculty and
students because "it could change all of our at-
titudes." But Perkins said "requirements are a
bad idea. You can't effectively indoctrinate
The defeated proposal called the Revised
Railton Proposal mandated the creation of an
external board for drawing up course require-

n racism
ments. The faculty requested the implementa-
tion of a course requirement on racism be
scheduled for another vote after an additional
year of study.
The curriculum committee then drew up
three new proposals. Proposal A, which is be-
ing voted on today, calls for a class on racism
and ethnic intolerance, while Proposal C calls
for a course on racism or ethnic intolerance.
See FACULTY, Page 8
'U' officials take
no stance on LSA
proposed course
by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
The University administration is not taking
a stance on the proposed LSA racism course
requirement which the LSA faculty will is
scheduled to vote on today.
The proposed curriculum change would
require all first-year students entering the
University in 1991 to take one of 50 approved
courses dealing with racism and ethnicity.
See LSA, Page 2

"Freedom fighters," sponsored by High Times magazine, march on the steps of the Graduate
library during yesterday afternoon's annual April 1 Hash Bash. The fighters, who chanted
"Legalize it, don't criticize it," are pushing for the decriminalization of marijuana.


High liberal turnout might a

by Josh Mitnick
Daily City Reporter
Three referenda on the ballot in
today's city elections could be cru-
cial factors affecting the outcome of
council races.
0 Councilmembers and candidates
are expecting a higher than normal
turnout of liberal voters to vote on
proposals concerning solid waste is-
sues, the city's pot law and a zone of
reproductive freedom.
Councilmember Joe Borda (R-
Fifth Ward), who is not up for re-
election said yesterday, he does not
think the expected high liberal

turnout will hurt Republican candi-
dates. He acknowledged, however,
that Republican Mayor Jerry Jerni-
gan is concerned that the expected
turnout could translate into Demo-
cratic victories.
Democrat/Green candidate James
Marsh said he is hoping the ballot
questions will solicit more progres-
sive voters and translate into an
upset victory over incumbent Mark
Ouimet (R-Fourth Ward).
"If a Democrat can't win this
year, with these issues on the ballot,
I don't think a Democrat can win at
all in the '90's," Marsh said. The

Fourth Ward has sent only four
Democrats to council in the last four
All council candidates are asking
voters to approve Proposal A which
would allow to city to sell $28 mil-
lion in bonds that will be used to
solve Ann Arbor's solid waste crisis.
If approved, the proposal would pro-
vide funds for the cleanup of existing
landfills, the opening of an addi-
tional landfill site, the implementa-
tion of a comprehensive recycling
program and the construction of a
Material Recovery Facility.
Proposal B would alter the city's

fect city(
pot law, raising fines to a minimum
of $25 and change the possession of
marijuana from a civil infraction to a
Proposal C would make Ann Ar-
bor a zone of reproductive freedom,
setting a maximum $5 fine for those
giving or receiving an abortion if the
state ever passed legislation outlaw-
ing abortion.
In council races, four-term
Democratic incumbent Larry Hunter
is being challenged by Republican
Issac-Jacobein Campbell of the First
Ingrid Sheldon (R-Second Ward)

is waging her first re-election cam-
paign against Democratic/Green can-
didate Valerie Ackerman.
The only three-way race will take
place in the Third Ward where Re-
publican David Copi and Libertarian
Mark Heiselman are contesting in-
cumbent Liz Brater (D-Third Ward).
Mark Ouimet (R-Fourth Ward)
is running on his record and his
managerial ability against third -year
law student James Marsh.
The Fifth Ward race pits Repub-
lican mayor pro-tem Thomas
Richardson against Democratic chal-
lenger Thais Peterson.

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by Geri Alumit
Daily Staff Writer
Four thousand students and Dr. Jerome Horwitz,
chair of the chemistry department of the Michigan
Cancer Foundation, were honored in Hill Auditorium
yesterday during the 67th Annual Honors Convocation.
LSA junior Karen Hartmann, president of the Stu-
dent Alumni Council, and Michigan Student Assembly
President Aaron Williams an engineering senior, an-
nounced the names of the James B. Angell Scholars-
students who have had an all-A record for two or more
consecutive terms and have taken a minimum of twelve
credit hours of graded elections for each term. Recogni-
tion also went to students with class honors - those"
with a 3.5 grade point average or better during the 1989
calendar year and William Branstrom prize recipients- #
first year students who rank in the upper five percent of
their class. STEVE SZUCH/D
University President James Duderstadt extended con- Student Alumni Council President Karen Hartmann and Michigan Student Assembly President Aaron Williams
gratulations to See HONORS, Page 2 read the names of the Honors students at yesterday's Honors Convocation at Hill Auditorium.

BAM event
honors past,
eyes future
by Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
Without struggle, there is no progress
- Frederick Douglass Black Civil Rights
As the 20th Anniversary Black Action Movement
Conference drew to a close Saturday morning, United
Coalition Against Racism (UCAR) member Barbara
Ransby mentioned the above quote in stressing a
familiar theme: only through the continued strength
of student acitivism on campus can Blacks attain the
rights they deserve.
From negotiators during the first BAM in 1970
to students who took demands to the University
administration as recently as last month, activists
gathered over the weekend to honor the movements of
the past and lend insight on present struggles.
"One of the most important things (the conference
accomplished) is the awareness of what happened 20
years ago," said John Matlock, director of the Office
of Minority Affairs (OMA), which sponsored the
"We need to establish continuity. People have to
realize that the struggle for people of color at this
University is something that started a long time ago
and continues today," he said.
Speakers and participants acknowledged some
progress in the status of Blacks at the University, but
still voiced "deep concerns about the slow pace of the
movement in some areas," said Dr. Albert Wheeler,
former mayor of Ann Arbor. "We have been critical
of (the progress) in terms of ther administration and
the governing powers of the University and various
departments," Wheeler said.
After a day-and -a-half of analvzina the issues of



Earth Day 1990 begins week of activities
by Michael Sullivan
Daily Staff Writer engineers, the people in psychology, the On Wednesday, environmental groups


Beating the rest of the nation to the
punch, the University begins its Earth
Week celebration today, three weeks be-
fore the national Earth Day celebration
begins on April 22.
"Making Peace with the Planet: A
Review of years of the Environmental



people in phys. ed," she said.
This week, the Earth Day 1990, which
is organizing the University celebration,
plans to paper the Fishbowl's windows,
and fill it with paper flowers. On Tues-
day, a mural will be set up and students
will be asked to leave their "Earth Week
1 o n mnn n

will set up tables at the Environmental
Activities Fair on the Diag. School of
Natural Resources junior Matt Rosen,
who helped organize the event, says the
fair will inform students about career op-
portunities in the environmental move-


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