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nale role
in societys ,
antBren Dickinson

MSA debates
budget process


Society conditions men to be
breadwinners and super-heroes, but
nbt sensitive and emotional, said
anelists at last night's Men's Lives
im viewing.
" As part of Sexual Assault
Awareness Week, Men's Lives - a
film made in the 1970's about men
growing up and what it means to be
a' male in society - was shown by
the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center at the Union.
It's an unattainable role, Max, a
third year RC student and member of
e United Coalition Against
acism, who did not give his last
name, told a gathering of 60 people
after the film.
Phil, a school of social work stu-
glent and Catholic Social Services
counselor who also did not give his
pame, held a panel discussion with
Pax after the film to talk about is-
sues the film didn't address.
' Those issues included how men's
Oles in society relate to violence
against women, and how they relate
to gay men, and men of color.
a "One of every six men are in-
volved in a physically violent situa-
tion," Phil said.
In the film, young football play-
ers said they were out to kill the
dther team.
"They are told to kill with the
*11 in the playground and in the
crporate world. It is socially ac-
qepted and prepares them for physical
violence," Phil said.
t Max talked about the "violence"
ihsired by young boys in the film.
When they were questioned about be-
ipg a "sissy" or "faggot." they
pointed fingers and pushed each
Victims of sexual assault and ha-
Assment will tell their stories
tpnight at the fourth annual
$PEAKOUT at 8 p.m. in Hillel,
1429 Hill Street.

When Ahab dreams
Humphrey, the same humpback whale who got lost in the San Francisco Bay several years ago, became
jammed ashore yesterday in that city's South Basin after straying into waterstoo shallow for whales to brave.
Late yesterday the Coast Guard towed Humphrey off what could have been the whale's muddy deathbed. The
person in the background is a volunteer who was trying to keep the whale cool.

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
Members of the Michigan Stu-
lent Assembly and Recycle U-M ex-
>ressed concern over the methods
ised to allocate funds to student
;roups at an assembly meeting last
Controversy surrounded the $200
allocation to Recycle U-M, which
hiad requested $3,734 in funding from
the assembly. The group was one of
26 to request funding this month.
The Budget Priorities Committee
(BPC), which presents all funding
recommendations to MSA, has
$2,500 to allocate to student groups
each month. For the month of Octo-
ber, $37,949 was requested. As a re-
sult, no group received more than
$300, and seven groups received no
funding at all.
BPC Vice Chair Eric Baumann
blamed the lack of funding on the
University's Board of Regents July
decision to deny a student fee in-
crease for MSA.
Others contended it resulted from
the assembly's deficit spending two
years ago.
"It's an issue of fiscal irresponsi-
bility. There's so many potential
things we can fund, but if we can't
control our spending we're just per-
petuating debt," Medical School
Rep. Jonathan Uy said.
Members of Recycle U-M as well
as assembly representatives believed
the funding process was not consis-
tently fair.

Paula Church, LSA representa-
tive, disagreed, with the policy of
having an equal amount of funding
available each month because the
money allocated to groups early in
the semester has to last until the fol-
lowing term.
.m'ne final allocations approved by
the assembly increased Recycle U-
M's funding by $120. A $70 alloca-
tion was taken from the NEED Ser-
vice Inc. because BPC members had
doubts about whether the organiza-
ion was run by students, and $50
was deducted from an allocation to
Delta Sigma Theta to be used for a
scholarship. Women's Issues Com-
mission Chair Jennifer Dykema
agreed to refund the money from her
Recycle U-M members echoed
Church's feelings about the avail-
ability of funding.
"The issue is not stealing $120
from another group," Juli LeSage, a
member of the group, said.
Eric Ferguson, also a member,
said, "The problem is the $2,500
(allocation funds) a month."
LeSage added that the group un-
derstood the problems stemmed from
the denied fee increase and the finan-
cial problems of two years ago.
The group planned to use the
$3,734 to fund projects sponsored by
their eight committees, including a
newsletter and community outreach

Student assaulted
on school premises
An Ann Arbor high school stu-
dent faces a charge of criminal sexual
conduct of the fourth degree after as-
saulting a fellow student. The inci-
dent occurred at Huron High School
at 2727 Fuller, Oct. 16 at 5:45
p.m., Ann Arbor police reported.
The male adolescent grabbed the
complainant, reached under her
blouse, and felt her breast. He then
put his hand down her pants. The
victim was able get free when a fel-
low student walked near.
Shoplifter hits store
owner with V-8 can
A woman struck the proprietor of
Broadway Party Store, 1027 Broad-
way, in the shoulder with a can of
V-8 juice after store officials caught
her shoplifting at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 22.
The felonious assault caused the
owner minor injury and the suspect
fled the area.

Bank break-in
results in $163 loss
The National Bank of Detroit at
125 S. Main was entered after busi-
ness hours Oct. 19 and 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 22. Several offices on the sec-
ond and third floors were entered, the
report said, and the unknown suspect
forced open filing cabinets and desk
drawers. The thief took some change
and radios, estimated at a value of
$163. City police suspect the thief
may have a key.
Nursery school
illegally entered
An unknown person illegally en-
tered Perry Nursery School at 1541
Washtenaw last weekend, Ann Arbor
police reports said. The person forced
open a door inside the office area on
the ground floor, and pried open
locked file cabinets. The intruder
also went through unlocked files.
Employees know of no property
Vise grips used for
attempted break-in
Residents on the 3000 block of
S. State reported an unknown person
attempted to illegally enter their

home between 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9
a.m. Oct. 22. The suspect attempted
to cut a lock with vise grips.
Thieves steal cars,
personal property
A number of car thefts, break-ins
and larcenies occured during the past
weekend, including:
A two-door, black 1990 Ford
Mustang was reported stolen from
the 300 block of S. Fifth Avenue
Oct. 22.
A 1979 Pontiac Trans Am,
white, with two doors, was reported
stolen Oct. 23 from the carport on
Glen St.
The window of a car parked on
Washtenaw was smashed Oct. 18,
resulting in the theft of an AM/FM
cassette player and a leather jacket.
A car parked on the 700 block
of S. Main Oct. 19 was not locked,
and a thief stole a jacket and tool
Two cars were illegally entered
Oct. 20, police reports said. Both
break-ins occured between 10 a.m.
and 5 p.m. (during the Michigan-
Iowa football game) on the 1200
block of-S. State. In both cases, the
windows were smashed and two
purses with their contents were re-
ported missing.

In an article yesterday we gave the wrong location for tonight's Speak-out
against sexual assault. It will be at Hillel at 8 p.m.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
tions." Prof. J.K. Ghosh will
M eetings speak. 451lMason Hall. 4 p.m.
:La parlotte (French Conver- Islam In Focus, sponsored by
sationalist Club). 4310 Modern the Muslim Student Association.
Languages Bldg. 4-6 p.m. Call Rm. 1209, Michigan Union. Noon
64-5344 for further info. to 1 p.m.
Anthropology Club Meeting. UM Visiting Writers Series.
bominick's 7 p.m. Poet Patricia Storace will read from
Native American Student As- her work. Rackham Amphitheatre,
sociation. E. Quad Front Desk. 4 p.m.
X:30 p.m. "The Dynamics of Attitude:
: VIA Hillel, a social action or- Flaubert, Lawrence, and Joyce"
banization. Bi-weeklie meeting. Rackham Assembly Hall 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Revolutionary Workers' Furthermore
League meeting. Trotskyist public
-study on local, national and interna- Rainforest Video sponsored
tional events. Michigan Union. by the Rainforest Action Move-
6:30 p.m. ment. 1046 SNR-Dana Bldg. 7
AIESEC General Meeting. p.m.
}1276 School of Business Adminis- U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
- ation. 6-7 p.m. Club. CCRB. 8:30-9:30 Martial
Arts Rm. Beginners Welcome.

Professor discusses the
significance of demonis
in American politics

1990 MICHIGANENSIAN yearbooks
are on sale
Yearbooks can be purchased between 8:00 and 4:30
weekdays in the Business Office on the second floor
of the Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard St.
Books are $29.00 cash only.
Health &Fitness~~


by Matt Adler
and Purvi Shah
Garry Wills, whose new release
Under God hit the bookstores yes-
terday, discussed religion and politics
last night at Rackham Auditorium.
Wills, the Henry R. Luce Profes-
sor of American Culture and Public
Policy at Northwestern University,
focused on the influence of demonic
concepts in American history from
the colonial view of Native Ameri-
cans to the Bush campaign's manip-
ulation of Willie. Horton.
"One of the most important char-
acters in our history is the Devil,"
Wills said. "Thirty-seven percent of
Americans now say that they believe
in a devil."
In the past, Wills said, the devil
existed in the classic Biblical sense.
However, today this element is not
as blatant. "The devil may be present
amongst us in more hidden ways,"
Wills said.
This demonic element can be
seen when politicians use such is-
sues as illegal drug use and Com-
munism to influence public opinion,
he said.
One of the major manifestations
of the devil concept recently entered
politics when the Bush presidential
campaign used Willie Horton to play
on the white "stereotypical images
of the sex-crazed Black rapist," Wills
Catherine Hollingsworth, an
LSA first-year student, said after
hearing the connection between
Willie Horton and the Devil image
that she "left somewhat disgusted
about what is going on behind the

scenes of American politics."
LSA senior Christine Kowalski
said, "I was very interested how he
brought up the Willie Horton issue
as compared to the devil."
This caricature of the black man
as demonic is not a new concept.
Wills said Puritan society visualized
the devil as a Black man.
"I think the University commu-
nity should be aware of the religious
resonance around these issues (of
racism)," Wills added.
Wills related the connection be-
tween demonic aspects and politics
to a current crisis. When questioned
about the significance of Saddam

. _

"Quinone Methides: Synthe-I
,sis, Chemistry and Biological'
Activity" Dr. Steven Angle will'
speak. Rm. 1640.4 p.m.
Public Marxist Study of the
Revolutionary Workers'
League. E. Quad 52 Greene. 6:30
p.m.-8 p.m.
Discussion of Ayn Rand's ar-
ticle "Cashing in on the Student
Rebellion" sponsored by UM stu-
dents of Objectivism. Crofoot Rm.
Michigan Union. 8 p.m.
Dr. Boris Mironov of the In-
stitute of History, Academy of
Sciences, Leningrad will speak as
part of the Brown Bag Lecture
Series. Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Noon-1 p.m.
"Soviet Georgia Today: On
the Eve of the Elections for The
Georgia Supreme Soviet" Joseph
McCadden will speak. Lane Hall

Call:994-3 620.
Professional Development
Program for International
Women. International Center, Rm.
9 1-2:30 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors of-
fer feedback on your papers. An-
gell/Haven Computing Center. 7-
11 p.m.
Three Fires Pipe Teachings,
Algonquin Pipe Carrier, present-
ing teachings passed on by Stand-
ing Bear and First Thunder. Greene
Lounge. 7:30 p.m.
Career Expo. Featured speaker:
Jan Brunvand. Pendleton Rm. 5-6
Career Expo 1990 Sneak Pre-
view. Kuenzel Rm. 6:10-7:30 p.m.
Writing andnFormatting
Your Rksume on Computer
Work session sponsored with
ResComp. 8-9:30 p.m. Markley
Beans & Rice Dinner. Guild


Hussein, Wills said, "If the cold war
is ending, America may be shopping
for a new devil. However, Bush has
failed. Americans realize that this is
not a war against the ultimate evil,
but a war for oil."

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