The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, September 18, 1991 - Page 3
by Julie Schupper
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
For the past 130 weeks, the cries
of pro-life protesters have been
heard outside the Planned Parent-
hood clinic of Ann Arbor. The
demonstrators carry signs in order
to "continually bring attention to
the seriousness of abortion," said
Peter Thompson, a spokesperson
for Operation Rescue, a pro-life ac-
The judicial erosion of the Roe
v. Wade decision of 1973 - which
asserted women's constitutional
right to choose abortion - has led
to an acceleration of restrictive
abortion laws. Throughout the na-
tion, individual states have adopted
statutes forcing citizens to ques-
tion the concept of reproductive
"The principal goal of demon-
strating is to bring attention to the
fact that just because the fetuses
are unborn does not exclude them
from having a right to be born and a
right to life," Thompson added.
In an attempt to deal with the
protesters, Planned Parenthood has
stationed several volunteer escorts
outside the clinic to "reassure
clients that they do not have to lis-
ten," said Susan McIntosh, a vol-
unteer for Planned Parenthood.
"We want to let people know that
Planned Parenthood is open and
ready to serve our clients."
Robyn Menin, the executive di-
rector of Planned Parenthood of
mid-Michigan, said she is outraged
by the protests, contending that the
protesters harass not only the
State lawmakers don't
agree on tuition cap
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Lawmakers working out next year's
budget for Michigan's 15 public
universities said yesterday they
could not agree whether to cap tu-
ition and fund operating costs for
privately built facilities.
'it seems to me we
should be rewarding
those who raise
money to put up their
- Sen. Vernon Ehlers
Those two issues are blocking
completion of the higher education
budget, said Rep. Morris Hood (D-
Detroit) and chair of the House-
Senate conference committee work-
ing on it. The new state fiscal year
begins in two weeks, on Oct. 1.
Hood is pushing to put wording
in the budget that would force the
state schools to keep their tuition
increases at the rate of the inflation.
If they do not, they would not get
any increase over their current ap-
He and other House Democrats
are planning a petition drive to make
that restriction permanent.
But Sen. Vernon Ehlers (R-
GrandtRapids) said he believes cap-
ping tuition increases might violate
the constitutional rights of the
school governing boards to make
"I don't believe in tuition re-
straint by legislative fiat," said Sen.
John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek) and
Hood's counterpart in the Senate.
Hood also said he does not be-
lieve the state should pay for oper-
ating costs of university buildings
that were constructed with private
dollars. He said Michigan's three
main schools, Wayne State
University, University of Michigan
and Michigan State University, get
"It seems to me we should be
rewarding those who raise money to
put up their own buildings," Ehlers
"Some of the smaller institu-
tions don't have that ability," Hood
'I don't believe in
tuition restraint by
- Sen. John Schwarz
"It's much easier for a big school
to go out and solicit money," said
Rep. Dominic Jacobetti (D-
Negaunee) and chair of the House
Appropriations Committee. "It
just don't make sense to me you're
going to give them $10 million, $15
million or $20 million to construct
a building and you don't give them
money to operate it."
Hood and Schwarz said they
would try to work out the details
before the conference committee
met again today.
A woman who refused to be identified protests the Ann Arbor branch of
Planned Parenthood. Pro-life advocates have protested the site every
weekend. However, last weekend this woman was the sole protester.
clients, but the health-care workers
"At Planned Parenthood, we
are committed to allowing people
to make choices regarding their
personal health care," said Menin.
"Furthermore, abortion is only
15 percent of our program. Yet
when I told the protesters they
were primarily harassing people in
need of other services - including
birth control - the demonstrators
said citizens should not be receiv-
ing that either," added Menin.
Planned Parenthood also offers
family planning information and
basic fertility assessments.
Planned Parenthood of Michi-
gan also recently hired a team of
lawyers dedicated to assisting mi-
nors deal with the new parental
consent abortion laws.
"Only about 15 percent of teens
need to go through the courts,"
said Menin. "Attorneys and courts
try to make it as non-threatening as
Menin said she is confident that
Planned Parenthood's resistance to
the erosion of abortion rights will
"Michigan is quickly becoming
one of the most anti-choice states.
It is pretty frightening to live here
right now," said Menin.
Students line streets to buy
new Guns N' Roses releases
by Travis McReynolds
Students lined the streets in
front of Ann Arbor record stores
after midnight Monday for the long
awaited release of Guns N' Roses
third and fourth albums, Use Your
.1iusion I and Use Your Illusion II.
University students were among
millions across the country who
rushed to buy the neW albums in the
first few days of their distribution.
Stores were not authorized to
begin selling the recordings until
yesterday. But, instead of waiting
for normal business hours to begin
sales, Discount Records, State Dis-
count, and Tower Records simply
.Ostayed open until after midnight.
Students began forming lines
just after 11 p.m., impatient to hear
the 30 new tracks on two compact
discs - more than two-and-a-half
hours of music. By midnight, stu-
dents were lined up on both sides of
State Street and on South
Jeff Rassoul, an employee of
*State Discount, said after selling
210 copies of each disc in less than
45 minutes, a brave employee an-
nounced they were sold out and a
new shipment would arrive in the
morning. Nervous consumers ran
across the street to join the line at
Discount Records, where 300 copies
of each disc were sold.
Tower Records Manager Tom
Rule said they shut their doors after
selling 200 copies. They did not sell
In all, 1,420 discs sold in about
one hour, with numbers increasing
yesterday during normal store
'I waited so long for
those CDs to come
out and I knew they
would be good'
- Blake Martin
LSA sophomore Jon Carlson had
been waiting three years for the re-
lease of the new material. Two
weeks ago he reserved the discs at
Where House Records and bought
them yesterday. Carlson described
himself as a hard rock fan, excited
about the release of the recordings.
"I waited so long for those CDs
to come out and I knew they would
be good," said Blake Martin, an LSA
sophomore who waited in line for
more than an hour Monday night.
Geffen Records Vice President
of Sales Eddie Gilreath was not sur-
prised by the number of records sold
in that first hour. He estimated that
more than 500,000 copies were sold
by 2 a.m. nationwide. He also stated
that 4.2 million recordings were
shipped to music stores for the sales
Guns N' Roses first album, Ap-
petite For Destruction, was released
in early 1987. Their next release,
Lies, went on sale in the spring of
1988. Their second album only con-
tained five new studio tracks and
four live tracks from their earlier
Fans of the controversial band
have been patiently waiting for
their new releases. The album was
originally scheduled for release in
May of 1990, but has been delayed
for more than a year. The simultane-
ous release of their third and fourth
albums should keep fans satisfied
for a while, as long as stores can
keep them on the shelves.
Ann Arbor record stores say
they now have the discs and tapes in
stock. Compact discs are selling for
$11 to $14 and tapes are selling for
$7 to $9.
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Wash yesterday afternoon.
DETROIT (AP) - A state rep-
resentative from Detroit said he
would seek changes in state law to
clear civil rights obstacles to the
city's experiment with all-male
State Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-
Detroit) planned a news conference
yesterday to unveil a two-bill pack-
age. The bills would amend the state
school code and 1976 civil rights
"A school district that wants to
try something like the male
academies should have an opportu-
nity to do that," said Rep. William
Keith (D-Garden City) chair of the
House Education Committee and a
cosponsor of the legislation.
The proposed bills would allow
districts to develop separate schools
or programs for one sex if they were
"substantially related" to advanc-
ing the districts' education goals.
A second bill would amend a
state law against denying educa-
tional benefits based on sex.
The plan will backfire, said
Howard Simon, executive director
of the Michigan American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU). He said
the all-male, black-centered schools
are the wrong way to achieve better
attendance and grades.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
U-M Baha'l Club, weekly mtg.
Stockwell, Rosa Parks Lounge, 8-9:30.
U-M Students of Objectivism, fall
reception. Union, Wolverine Rm, 8
MSSPE. 1013 Dow, 6 p.m.
Anthropology Club, mass mtg. SNR,
1520 Dana, 7 p.m.
Helienic Students Association.
Union, rm 1209, 8 p.m.
U-M Rifle Team, mass mtg for old and
new members. Rifle Range, North
University Bldg (NUBS), 6:30.
"The Image of Engineering and
Science in America," Chris Bettinger.
Chi Epsilon mtg, Rackham East Conf.
D.Y _ r zn
Kietlinska. Lane Hall Commons, noon.
"On the Cost of Data Analysis,"
Prof. Julian Faraway. 451 Mason, 4
Career Planning and Placement.
The Job Search. CP&P Program Rm,
"Beaver College: Study in British
Universities, Greece or Austria."
International Center, 3:30-5.
Russian Song Fest, informal singing
group. Max Kade House Conf. Rm,
7:30-9:30. Call 764-7950 or 971-3175
Men's Volleyball Club Team, open
tryouts. CCRB, Court 3,7 p.m.
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
nractice. IM Bldg.wretling rm.7:30-9.
Labatt's Pitchers: $5.00
Bud Light Pitchers: $3.50
Pint Night: 75v off pints
Long Island Iced Tea: $3.25
Happy Hour 'til 9:00 in the
Underground. $1.00 off all
drinks, pints, wine.
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