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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, October 1, 1991 - Page 3

speaks on
i e e
1 iert iles
by Karen Pier
The First Amendment and the
Supreme Court may be headed for
big trouble, said Howard Simon, ex-
ecutive director of the Michigan
American Civil Liberties Union.
Simon spoke to about 30 people
in Hutchins Hall last night as part
of a series to celebrate the bicenten- s E°
nial of the Bill of Rights. It was
sponsored by the campus chapter of
the ACLU and the University Civil w a
Liberties Board. - §xN
"To honor the Bill of Rights," ,k
Simon said, "means to defend it ev-
ery day.".
The ACLU was created to en-
force the Bill of Rights, Simon said.
He said he is concerned that the
judicial branch of the federal gov-
ernment is now siding more andy a
more with the executive branch. ~'
For example, the Supreme Court
ruled in Rust v. Sullivan that feder-
* ally-funded clinics, nurses and doc-
tors cannot mention abortion as an
option to patients. That policy was
created by the Reagan administra-
tion and has been protected by
President Bush. y
"To me, it's mandatory medical
malpractice," Simon said.
Of Bush's nomination of Judge
Clarence Thomas to the SupremeI
Court, Simon said: "Bush is using
race for very cynical reasons." n
Simon said that although the
ACLU remains officially neutral
on the nomination of Thomas to the -
Supreme Court, he finds him a '-
"disgusting individual."
"I find ,anybody disgusting who
is a child of affirmative action, then
Thomas was admitted to Yale
Law School under affirmative KRIsTOFFER GILLETTE/Daily
action Slip sliding away
He called Thomas "the only
lawyer in the United States who Ann Arbor resident Tommy Bishop slides backward down a slide at
never thought about Roe v. Wade." Island Park yesterday afternoon as his mother watches him.
Psychiatry professor named
*to institute new drug policies

Zimmer, Brater debate
city ward redistricting

by Ken Walker
Daily City Reporter
In special session last night, the
City Council passed a resolution
setting a Nov. 4 deadline for the
Ward Boundary Commission to
complete a redistricting plan.
The Council, however, will not
approve mayoral nominations to the
commission until its next meeting
on Oct. 7.
City Councilmember Kurt
Zimmer (D-4th Ward) was the sole
council member to oppose the reso-
lution, introduced by Mayor Liz
Brater. He argued that the
commission would not have enough
time to examine the available data.
"If we don't have the time, the
question is' could we end up with
one of these plans that makes all
'safe wards' just because there's
nothing else ready?" he said.
Zimmer is concerned about
"gerrymandering," or redistricting
that would result in unfair compe-
tition for Council spots. "The citi-
zens won't have a choice," he said.
"Whoever the caucus puts up, that's
the person that will be elected."

Brater said the main reason for
the short time frame was to allow
the two parties to organize their
campaigns by the deadline in late
However, Zimmer said the early
November target date leaves an
over-abundance of time for cam-
paign preparations. "With the time
frame we're talking about, we've
still got a month and a half of addi-
tional time, and people don't need a
month and athalf to circulate peti-
tions (for City Council elections).
You could get several people and do
it in an afternoon."
Brater said she understood
Zimmer's concerns about politi-
cally-motivated redistricting.
"Obviously it is a concern be-
cause (redistricting) is a political
process," she said. "But my objec-
tive in this process is to conform as
much as possible with the regula-
tions as outlined in the City
The Charter calls for five regu-
larly-shaped wards conforming to
natural boundaries (such as streets
and rivers), and that the population

be distributed as equitably as
"I think he was mostly disap-
pointed that he was not appointed to
the commission," she said of
Zimmer's opposition. "We do our
appointments by seniority."
Zimmer said he should have been
nominated. "I don't think there's
anybody else who knows the data, or
how to use it, as well as I do," he
Zimmer said he would do every-
thing withinhis power to pass a
plan he thought to be reasonable. "I
do believe that most of the people
would like to see ... their vote actu-
ally matter.
"I am going to raise as big a fuss
as I have to to get something that's
somewhat reasonable."
Mayoral nominations to the
Commission included City Council-
members Mark Ouimet (R-4th
Ward) and Ann Marie Coleman (D-
1st Ward), former Councilmember
Jim Blow, local attorney Tom
Weider, Planning Commission
Chairperson Sam Offen, and City
Clerk Winnie Northcross.




by Bethany Robertson
Daily Administration Reporter
Psychiatry professor Frederick
Glaser was recently appointed to di-
rect the implementation of policies
recommended by the University
Task Force on Alcohol and Other
Glaser, who is also director of
the University Substance Abuse
Center, brings both clinical and re-
search experience to the position,
said Joan Lound, assistant to the
Vice Provost for Medical Affairs.
Glaser was co-chair of the commit-
tee that wrote the recommenda-
"He's been able to get a better
understanding of the University
with his experience on the task
force," Lound said.
Glaser has a solid background
working with substance abuse prob-
lems, Lound added, and is especially
familiar with a method known as
"treatment matching." The process

aims to coordinate treatment plans
with diagnosis to produce the best
solution for a specific problem.
The task force, whose recom-
mendations Glaser will now work
to implement, began examining the
problem of alcohol and other drugs
on campus in the spring of 1989.
General acknowledgement of the
conditions at Michigan, as well as
passage of Drug Free Work Place
and Drug Free Schools legislation,
encouraged the University to exam-
ine the problem, said Jackie Camp-
bell, an administrator at the Sub-
stance Abuse Center.
"The University is required to
have some prevention and assistance
as a result of that legislation,"
Campbell said. She added that the
costs associated with drug and alco-
hol problems were becoming large.
In addition, Lound said that stu-
dent problems occurring on campus
at the time may have brought atten-

What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Northwalk, North Campus safety
M eetungs walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
Time and Relative Dimensions in a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. 2439 Mason, 8 Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
p.m. WALK.
Center Party, mass mtg. Union, Crow- SPARK Revolutionary History Se-
foot Rm, 7 p.m. ries. "Revolution Sweeps Europe,
Armenian Students' Cultural Asso- 1848,"MLB, rm B122, 7-8.
clation, mtg. Union, Welker Rm, 7 p.m. Greek Dancing Lessons. Union, rm
Socially Active Latino Students As- 2209 A & B, 7 p.m.
sociation (SALSA), mass mtg. Union, Cycling Club Ride. Meet in front of
rm 1209,7 p.m. Hill Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Art Students League (ASL). Art and ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
Architecture Bldg, Studio 1054, 5:30. gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Church Street, 7-9.
Speakers U-M Swim Club, Tuesday workout.I M
"Sex and Spirit: A Study of Body and Pool, 6:30-8:30.
Soul," League, rm 2, 3:30-5 p.m. Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8 p.m.
Furtherm ore Rally to Stop Thomas Confirmation.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking Union steps, noon.
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m. and Career Planning and Placement.

tion to the problem.
"One of the pieces may well have
been the problems they had after the
NCAA championship on South
University," she said. A riot
erupted after the Wolverines won
the 1989 NCAA Basketball Cham-
pionship. Two weeks ago, the night
before the Notre Dame football
game, police used tear-gas on crowds
of students in what they called an
attempt to prevent a similar
The task force studied three parts
of the University: students, faculty
and staff. In making recommenda-
tions, particularly for students, the
University is trying to avoid taking
on a parental role, Lound said.
"We want to be respectful of
(students') rights as adults, and yet
we want everyone on campus to be
responsible," she explained.
Glaser was out of town for the
week and unavailable for comment.
with new
by Philip Cohen
Daily News Editor
The Board for Student Publica-
tions seated several new members at
its meeting last night. The Board,
which is an agency of the University
Board of Regents, oversees three
student publications: the Daily, the
Michiganensian yearbook, and the
Gargoyle humor magazine.
The board's new co-chairs, ap-
pointed by University President
James Duderstadt, are Leon Jaroff, a
contributing editor at Time maga-
zine and managing editor of the
Daily in 1950, and Social Work Pro-

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