The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 10, 1990 - Page 3
ponder bicycle accidents
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Staff Reporter
While students continue to dodge
bicycle riders, University officials
are pondering what to do about the
campus's daily bicycle accidents.
J. Brewster, the University's
chief landscape planner, headed a
committee which evaluated bicycle
accidents on campus. "If you could
distinguish certain cross-pathways
for bikers then maybe the situation
could be rectified. However, because
of the way Ann Arbor is structured
this solution is not feasible,"
"Given the size of this University
this is not a new problem. In a city
you have to divide the urban street
pattern which creates a situation that
is unsafe for pedestrians," said Fred
Mayer, the University Planner in
charge of roads and walkways.
Students, however, believe that
situation needs to be remedied
J.B. Akins, a first year LSA
student, said, "I tried to weave my
bike around a girl, and I ended up
running into her. Something needs
to be done."
Laurie Aaronson, an LSA senior,
said the busiest times of the day are
a problem for her. "It's hard for me
not to hit people if they are walking
really slowly. But, I think most
bikers are considerate of pedestrians
because they were pedestrians too.
What they need to do is to create
more bike trails so you don't always
have to battle it out for space," she
Lori Bley, an LSA senior, sei4
her attitude has changed since s)g
began riding a bike on campus.
used to think all bikers were really,
rude when I was a pedestrian, bpt
now that I ride a bike it's hard for
me not to become frustrated by sloWv
people," she said.
Although no immediate actions
being taken to create separate bikd
paths, long-term solutions are being
Brewster had two suggestions
help ease the problem: a registratign
fee for bicycles which could cofer
costs for bike path construction ae
greater awareness of bicycle safety.,.
tecond-year aerospace Ph.D. candidate Jon Fingeret narrowly misses first-year student Cathie Levine while
iding his bicycle in front of the Fishbowl.
Nov. ballot to include Worker's World Party candidates
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Staff Reporter
. Voters will have a third choice on
the ballot in November's elections
iii the form of the Worker's World
Party' (WWP). The party is running
@13 candidates, including a gubernato-
ral candidate and a candidate for
Jerry Goldberg, WWP candidate
for University regent, has been in-
Srolved in the state branch of the
WWP since its formation in 1970.
The WWP has been active in the
4truggle against racism, war, mili-
tary intervention, and homophobia,
The WWP members support the
right of a woman to choose an abor-
tion, and the party actively opposes
the parental consent law recently en-
acted by the state of Michigan. Fur-
thermore WWP members advocate
child care centers for students and
workers in the University, said
The WWP is for active Affirma-
tive Action. The Party feels that the
University has not met its commit-
ment to African-American students
of racially based quotas made in
1970. "We view U of M as a racist
institution," said Goldberg.
William Roundtree, the WWP
candidate for governor, is vehe-
mently against University tuition
hikes. He said he supports free edu-
cation, funded through cutbacks in
the military budget.
"Everyone - parents and stu-
dents- who can't afford to go to
school try to find two jobs. School
has become out of reach for average
students," said Roundtree.
WWP has been holding meetings
and information tables on and around
campus. Earlier in the year, WWP
petitioned around campus to get on
November's ballot. In an informal
poll taken of University students, no
students interviewed had ever heard
Goldberg said WWP's election
chances are slim.
"One can't judge the campaign by
vote. The elections, the way that
they are run in the U.S. -especially
in Michigan- are a rigged process,"
he said. "We have been excluded
from debate and media coverage."
The WWP is taking advantage of
the election to speak to a broader au-
"Change will come, not through
elections, but demonstrations, rebel-
lions, strikes, sit-ins, and boycotts,"
said David Sole, candidate for the
twelfth district in Detroit.
The Worker's World Party is a
socialist, independent, Progressive
party that was established nationally
in 1959. WWP ran candidates in the
1980, 1984, and 1988 state elec-
tions, according to David Sole -
WWP candidate for District 12 in
The WWP chapter in Michigan
was created by active membersof
Students for a Democratic Society
(SDS) - an activist group on-the
University campus in the 196NO.
WWP was established when $15S
diminished in popularity, said Gdla1t
The Michigan WWP chapter is
unaware of any other states in wilich
are running for election. The pt
has no officials in office at the io-
*Bursley fake I.D.
makers could avoid trial
by Ken Walker
John Petrik and Greg Gotsky,
vrwo sophomores in the engineering
'school accused of making false
drivers' licenses from their Bursley
'dorm room last February, may not
'have to face trial.'
Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg
*:Schuetz said his office offered the
.two students an "agreement for a pre-
irial diversion" yesterday.
, Schuetz said that under the
agreement Petrik and Gotsky will
not be taken to trial. Instead, they
will be required to undergo an 18-
month probationary period, during
which they will report to a pretrial
services officer. The two must also
perform 100 hours of community
service within the next 12 months.
In an interview on Monday,
Petrik and Gotsky said in order to
avoid a trial they intended to sign the
agreement regardless of the terms.
They signed the agreement yesterday.
The two had expected to receive
only a six-month probation instead
of the 18 they actually received.
"Our attorneys basically gave us a
guess at what they thought... the
probation would be," Petrik said.
Schuetz stressed that the agree-
ment is "not the same as a convic-
If Petrik and Gotsky adhere to the
agreement, Schuetz said, "There
would be no prosecution... This is
not something, therefore, that could
be used against either person in any
future case, or as part of their crimi-
If either of the two violates the
conditions of the pretrial diversion,
the U.S. Attorney's Office would
pursue a conviction as in any other
case. Schuetz refused to speculate on
the maximum sentence Petrik or
Gotsky could receive if that were to
Assembly appoints students to 19 positions
Election director, Budget Priorities, Judiciary spots filled
October 15, 1990
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
" meet with admissions officers from
US law schools
" investigate employment options
available to graduating seniors
. gather information on law-related
campus organizations and services
Preview Event .
CAREERS IN LAW
cosponsored with the Michigan Bar Association
October 10, 1990
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
* discuss a variety of topics related to the
legal profession with a panel of attorneys
" explore current trends in law
. ask your questions about preparing for a
cl l,.n.. a .
Career Planning PLacenent
"fiy Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
An election director, Budget Pri-
..orities Committee (BPC), and jus-
tices for the Central Student Judi-
ciary (CSJ), were appointed by the
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
at their meeting last night.
The assembly appointed Cathy
,Fugate, an LSA senior, election di-
rector. Fugate, who assisted with
.MSA elections winter term, is re-
sponsible for coordinating all aspects
rof the elections, including setting up
polling sites and tabulating votes.
MSA elections will be held Nov.
14 and 15.
With some dissent, MSA also
appointed eight members to the
BPC, which reviews and makes rec-
ommendations on student organiza-
tions' requests for allocations.
Rackham Rep. Corey Dolgon
expressed concern about two of the
appointees, Peter Speer and James
Speer and Green, who served on
the BPC last year, were the cause of
lengthy questions on allocations
brought before the assembly that
should have been resolved by the
BPC, Dolgon said, adding that Speer
and Green were "masking ideology
behind the idea of objectivity."
"I in no way have ever tried to
hide my ideology," Speer, a Busi-
ness School representative, said.
"I've done a good job on BPC in the
past, I'll do a good job this term."
Originally, nine individuals ap-
plied for the eight positions, but one
later withdrew the application.
BPC Chair Charles Dudley said
that although he was disappointed
with the low number of applicants,
"I am satisfied with this list."
MSA also appointed ten justices
to the CSJ, the assembly's judicial.
branch. Any MSA decision can be
appealed to the CSJ.
Mike Troy, a Law School repre-
sentative, was one of the newly ap-
pointed justices. Troy resigned from
MSA to take his seat on CSJ.
Twenty-four students interviewed
for the ten positions.
v - "
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
ACT-UP - Weekly meeting.
Union, 7:30 p.m.
AIGSGC - General meeting.
Rm. 1276, School of Business Ad-
min., 6-7 p.m.
Anthropology Club - Meet-
ing. Executive Conference Suite,
2nd floor LSA, 7 p.m. Reception to
EQ/RC Social Group for Les-
bians, Bisexuals, and Gay Men -
Meeting tonight. All dorm residents
an other members of the University
community who are LGMBi or ques-
tioning their sexual orientation are
welcome. Call 763-4186 (days) and
763-2788 (eves) for more informa-
League - Trotskyist public study
on local, national, and international
current events. Michigan Union,
6:30 p.m. Room to be posted.
UM Students of Objectivism
- Business meeting. Dominic's
Restaurant, 8 p.m.
VIA Hillel - Bi-weekly meet-
ing. Hillel, 6:30 p.m.
"Women's Issues Commis-
sion" - MSA Chambers, 3rd
floor, Union, 7:30 p.m.
ture. Muslim Student Association.
Rm. 1209, Union, 12-1 p.m.
"Let It Begin Here" - A
Peace Corps movie on experiences
of Americans living and working in
Africa and Latin America. Interna-
tional Center, 603 E. Madison.,
7:30 p.m. For information call 764-
"Soviet Press in the Age of
Glasnost" - Vladimir Niko-
layevich Vigiliansky, Deputy Head,
Ogonyok. West Conference Room,
4th floor, Rackham, 4 p.m.
Visiting Writers Series -
Roger Weingarten, reading from his
work. Rackham Amphitheater, 4
Career Planning and Place-
ment - Job Search Issues for Stu-
dents with Disabilities. CP&P,
Career Planning and Place-
ment - Careers in Law. Union-
Kuenzel Room, 7-8:30 p.m.
U of M Shorin Ryu Karate-d0
Club - Martial Arts Rm., CCRB,
8:30-9:30 p.m. Beginners welcome.
For information call 994-3620.
Rice and Beans Dinner -
Guild House. 802 Monroe. 6 p.m.
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