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Breezy and warmer;
High: 66, Low: 45.
Chance of showers;
High: 54, Low: 41.


Frankie and
Johnny get laid.
Page 5.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 14 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 17, 1991he a9na
Ad hoc group focuses on stopping 'police abuse'

by Melissa PeerlessT
Daily Crime Reporter
About 40 students and Ann
Arbor community members met
last night to define the goals of a
group which will address recent in-
cidents of what they call police
abuses of power.
The group - to be called the Ad
Hoc Committee Against Police
Brutality and Harassment until a
permanent name is chosen - is mo-
bilizing against police who they say
menace the very people they are sup-
posed to protect.
The group was formed in re-
sponse to the Oct. 3 incident in
for Union
ID check
by Rob Patton
Daily Staff Reporter
A month after the implementa-
tion of a controversial policy re-
quiring students to show ID to en-
ter the Union on weekend nights,
students and groups that use the
Union have mixed feelings about its
The policy, which requires stu-
dents to display ID to a guard at the
door of the Union after 9 p.m. on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights, has had a major effect on
groups which bring non-students
into the union.
Safiya Khalid, an advisor for the
Network for Equal Economic
Development Service - NEED
Service - said the new rule is a
problem for the organization's non-
student clients. The group helps
students and non-students get finan-
cial help.
"If people who work during the
day can only come on weekend
nights, they often have to miss
church on Sunday ... or I have to
schedule people to come to my home
instead of the office," she said.
Khalid said Union management
has not helped with the problem.
"They're very unapproachable," she
But Union Manager Frank
Cianciola said Khalid never at-
tempted to contact him. "I have no
idea what she's talking about. To my
knowledge she's never tried to make
an appointment with me."
LSA senior James Green, presi-
dent of the Black Greek Association
(BGA) also said he was disap-
pointed with aspects of the Union
ID policy. He added, however, that
See UNION, Page 2

which University and Ann Arbor
police officers pursued an unarmed
Black suspect across the Diag with
guns drawn. After questioning the
suspect, they arrested him on an out-
standing warrant.
The police said they thought the
man had a gun, which they could not
find on him or in nearby bushes.
Because they could not find a
gun, the police assumed that the man
had an accomplice. They stopped and
questioned - allegedly at random
- Black women who passed
through the area after the incident.
Latrice Dixon, director of the

Baker-Mandela Center for Anti-
Racist Education and spokesperson
for the Ad Hoc Committee, said,
"Last year there was a movement on
campus saying we don't want U of
M cops on campus. Students of
color said if there are cops on cam-
pus, we will be targeted. We were."
However, Dixon added that the
committee will help everyone who
is suffering at the hands of law en-
forcement officers.
"It's not only racism, but in the
last incident and in most incidents
involving police people of color are
targeted. So are lesbians, gays, poor

people and the homeless," she said.
"Basically we are trying to co-
ordinate our efforts and see what we
can do to control the harassment
these groups have experienced," she
The group is still formulating a
plan of action. However, members
say it will probably address the
conduct of both the Ann Arbor
Police Department (AAPD) and the
University Department of Public
Safety and Security (DPSS).
LSA junior Ede Fox said, "Now,
we are basically addressing police
brutality and harassment. It's not an

issue of 'on campus' or 'off campus'
Both DPSS and AAPD officers
say their departments will look
into any action which prompts citi-
zens to file a formal complaint.
AAPD Executive Deputy Chief
Bill Hoover said, "Anybody who
has a complaint about a police action
can file a complaint and an investi-
gation will be conducted."
Hoover added that an investiga-
tion of the teargassing incident on S.
University revealed no police mis-

Lt. Vern Baisden of DPSS said
his department has a similar com-
plaint policy. Although he said no
formal complaint has been filed,
Baisden said DPSS is looking into
the Oct. 3 incident.
"It's an open internal investiga-
tion at this point. Individuals are
looking into the incident," Baisden
added. "There's certainly been some
controversy over some events which
have occurred on campus, but there
is no evidence at this time to indi-
cate whether they are racially moti-


Pizza mogul
feeds stars for
$500 a plate

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Staff Reporter
Catholic leaders, politicians and
entertainers responded to the call
of Domino's Pizza and Detroit
Tigers 'owner Thomas Monaghan
last night by attending a Mass and
$500-a-plate fundraising dinner to
rebuild the St. James Cathedral in
Managua, Nicaragua, destroyed in a
1972 earthquake.
Dinner at the Michigan League
was preceded by a Mass at the Ann
Arbor St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church. Governor John
Engler, former Miss America Kaye
Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, Detroit
Archbishop Reverend Adam
Maida, and Tigers Manager Sparky
Anderson, were joined by Cardinal
Obando y Bravo, Archbishop of
Managua, and the archbishops of
Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.,
and Boston.
Rumors circulated that
n spent o
tle reminder that there are those
who do not have the (basic
Bourland said he saw "two or
three (guests) with a wrinkle or a
frown on their face that indicated
they were thinking about some-
However., Dr. Laurence Pompili,
a guest of the dinner, said he didn't
notice the protesters.
Boeue argued that before over
$3 million is spent, the people of
Nicaragua should be asked if they
want the cathedral to be built.
Joan Mumnow, a nun, opposed

Nicaraguan President Violeta
Chamorro was planning to attend
the benefit, although Anne Lau-
rance, a member of the Interfaith
Council for Peace and Justice, said
her committee found out in the sec-
ond week of September the presi-
dent was not coming.
"We are gathered here at this al-
ter in solidarity with the diocese of
Nicaragua," said Boston Arch-
bishop Bernard Cardinal Law, who
gave the homily at the Mass.
"The cathedral will be a tangi-
ble sign of a new birth for the
church and the people of Nicaragua.
I turned to Tom Monaghan, who
turned to you. It's a desire on the
part of each of us to do what we
saw as God's will for us," he said.
Some parishioners had already
given-to-the project, but collection
baskets were passed around as well.
"I'm thrilled with the
See DINNER, Page 2.
h church
the building of the cathedral. "The
money is not being poured into the
people," she said.
"Some American decided they
needed it. The Nicaraguans didn't
ask for it," she said.
Trudy Ritter, a patron at the
dinner, argued that the people of
Nicaragua "want it more than any-
thing in the world - it's their num-
ber one wish in life ... they come
together to express their faith."
Dr. Manfred Soiderer, another
patron, said, "To those who think
it's wrong to help build a church, I
See PROTEST, Page 2

The Interfaith Council on Peace and Justice protested a $500-a-plate dinner raising money for a Nicaraguan
Chapel by holding their own 5 cent rice and bean dinner outside the Michigan League last night.
Protesters contest $3.5 millio

by David Wartowski
Daily Staff Reporter
About 60 people gathered out-
side the Michigan League yesterday
eating 5 cent rice and bean dinners
to protest the $500-a-plate dinner
held inside to help raise money to
restore the cathedral in Managua,
Protests began with a
"prayerful presence" outside a
Mass held at St. Francis of Assisi
Church of Ann Arbor, where
demonstrators held banners which
quoted from the Gospel. The group
then marched to the League.

The Ann Arbor Interfaith
Council for Peace and Justice, a
coalition which supports the
Nicaraguan city of Juigalpa, began
to protest over a year ago after
Archbishop of Managua Miguel
Cardinal Obando y Bravo's request
for a new $3.5 million cathedral
was accepted by promoters, includ-
ing Domino's co-founder and
Detroit Tigers owner Tom
Rev. Peter Boeue of the
Northside Presbyterian said, "The
church is people, not a building."
Boeue suggested that "the-first ef-

fort should go to solving problems
such as hunger, unemployment,.
poor literary rates, health prob-
lems, and lack of clothing. If there
is interest and money left over,
then build a building."
"We want food, not cathe-
drals," sang protesters outside the
Joan Emerson, a member of the
peace organization Pax Christi,
said the protest was to "raise con-
Kent Bourland said he believed
it was necessary to give "those
among the most privileged ... a lit-


UAC plans
homeco ming
fun, festivities
* by Darcy Lockman
Cool fall breezes, changing leaves and a winning
football team will usher in homecoming this weekend.
And with the largest number of living alums in the
country, there should be quite a few people "coming
home" to the University tomorrow.
However, University Activities Center Homecom-
ing Co-chair Lisa Tafuri said the purpose of having a
homecoming is not to welcome back alums, but to get
students involved in the University.
"We want to get students excited about being here.
When we began planning this in April, our goal was
that everyone be aware that it is homecoming. Four
years can go by without a student ever realizing that
homecoming is an event on campus," Tafuri said.
Diag boards, a banner over the Union, and t-shirt
sales in the Fishbowl are publicizing this year's events.
The homecoming theme - "One Fish, Two Fish, Maize
Fish, Blue Fish" - has become a tribute to the memory
of Dr. Seuss.
Because the Michigan Student Assembly's Alcohol
Awareness Week was scheduled the same week as
homecoming, the events' sponsors have worked side by
rirP t dn raw mne attention to both events-

arrested as
suspect in
son's death
by JoAnne Viviano
Daily Staff Reporter

A three-year-old child was fa-
tally beaten in Ann Arbor's Mill
Creek subdivision Tuesday night.
Police said Phillip Edwards was
beaten repeatedly on the head with a
blunt object. The prime suspect is
the boy's father, 29-year-old Joseph
Acting on a tip, the Washtenaw
County Sheriff Department appre-
hended Warrington early yesterday
afternoon. The suspect is being held
in the Washtenaw County jail on
$500,000 bond. A preliminary hear-
ing is scheduled for October 23.
Ann Arbor Police Department
Capt. Dan Branson said Warrington
ignored a restraining order and
forced his way into the townhouse
where the boy lived with his
mother. 28-year-old Ilene

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