The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 17,1991 - Page 3
by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
An Ann Arbor resident, disgrun-
tled with Mayor Liz Brater's per-
formance since she took office in
April, has filed a recall petition
die with the county, asking for a
special election to remove Brater.
Paul Jensen, who has run unsuc-
cessfully for Ann Arbor mayor, the
City Council, and the state legisla-
ture, filed the petition last week.
In his filing statement, Jensen
alleged that Brater "has shown con-
tinual contempt, and disregard for
the citizens of Ann Arbor."
Brater said last night that she is
aware of the petition, but has been
too consumed with other city busi-
hess to give the threat much consid-
Jensen could not be reached for
But before he can collect any sig-
natures, the Washtenaw County
Election Commission must first
agree that the wording of the peti-
tion is clear, said Junior Elections
specialist Rosemary Elfring.
The commission will evaluate
the petition Monday morning, El-
It consists of County Clerk
Peggy Haines, Probate Judge John
Kirkendall, and County Treasurer
'(Brater) has shown
and disregard for the
citizens of Ann Arbor'
- Paul Jensen
"They don't rule on whether it's
justified or not justified, or true or
false," said Senior Elections Spe-
cialist Dan Byre. "All they rule on
is whether the charges are clear."
Some of Jensen's charges include:
y Brater "displayed contempt"
by initiating a "recall" of former
City Attorney R. Bruce Laidlaw.
But the council's removal of Laid-
law this summer was not a "recall"
because Laidlaw is an appointed of-
ficial - not an elected one.
Brater caused unnecessary fi-
nancial loss to the city, with a "pay
raise" - but the petition did not
state who received the raise.
City Councilmember Bob Eck-
stein (D-5th Ward) said he does not
believe the recall drive has enough
appeal to garner support even from
"This is Ann Arbor and we have
our cast of characters, and I doubt
that it will go anywhere," Eckstein
If Jensen gains the commission's
approval, he will have 90 days to
gather 8,222 signatures.
Brater defeated former Mayor
Jerry Jernigan 11,105 to 9,206 in
Angela Davis will
speak at Rackham
'by Iob) Pattonl
Daily Staff Reporter
Some saw her as a revolutionary hero; oth-
ers thought she was a dangerous criminal.
Angela Davis, whose political activism
was the focus of intense national debate two
decades ago, and who continues today to act
for racial equality, women's rights, and world
peace, will speak tonight at 8 p.m. in Rackham
Davis worked as a member of the Commu-
nist Party and Black Panthers in the late '60s
and early '70s. In 1969, she was fired from her
teaching job at the University of California at
Los Angeles for affiliation with the Commu-
nist Party, USA.
In 1970, she was charged with murder,
kidnapping and conspiracy, and put on the
FBI's 10 Most Wanted list in connection with
a prison break in California.
Her supporters, who claimed all along the
charges were politically motivated, said Davis
was vindicated when she was acquitted of all
charges in 1972.
Davis is now a professor of history and
women's studies at the University of Califor-
nia at Davis.
While she's best known for her trial and
Communist Party membership, Davis's im-
portance lies elsewhere, said LSA senior
Ouimet Smith, a Minority Peer Advisor in
Mary Markley Residence Hall.
"Angela Davis feels that, as people, our
goals should be worldly, not narrowly fo-
cused. She feels we should have a global vision
on issues like racism, poverty, family matters;
and drug abuse, which are not only bringing
down African-Americans, but everyone," he
LSA sophomore Cristine Drayton - pres-
ident of the Markley Multicultural Affairs
Committee that is sponsoring the lecture -
said Davis's speech will focus less on the early
events and more on current problems, such as
"Davis just got back from South Africa,
and she'll be telling us how her visit went
there," Drayton said.
LSA first-year student and committee
member Roderick Beard added that Davis will
also speak about the importance of Columbus
"I think it will be interesting to hear
something besides celebration on Columbus
Day," Beard said.
Drayton added that despite the focus on
what's current, Davis could have something
valuable to say about her past. "We read and
hear so much about the '60s, but (Davis) was
right on the forefront when all of this began,"
Barking up a storm
Inteflex sophomore John Sullivan tries to teach Codi, his year-old puppy,
as the pair frolic on Elbel Field.
to talk yesterday
Thomas hearings accent Awareness Week
by Julie Schupper
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
The recent focus on sexual ha-
rassment that concluded the con-
firmation hearings of Judge
Clarence Thomas will add special
meaning to this year's Sexual
Assault Awareness Week, sched-
uled to begin Monday.
The program, sponsored by the
University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center
(SAPAC), will serve as a support
system for survivors and as a learn-
ing experience for other partici-
pants, organizers said.
"The Thomas nomination has
fire, kills 23
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A
man drove his truck through the
window of a cafeteria yesterday and
opened fire with a semiautomatic
pistol on peop:!e waiting in line for
lunch, killing 22 before committing
suicide, authorities said.
It was the deadliest mass shoot-
ing in U.S. history.
Bell County Peace Justice
Robert Stubblefield said 23 people
were dead including the unidentified.
gunman in the shooting at Luby's
cafeteria. Earlier, Department of
Public Safety spokesperson Mike
Cox said that in addition up to 15
people were wounded.
The shooting surpassed the July
18, 1984, slayings in San Ysidro,
Calif., when a man opened fire at a
McDonald's restaurant, killing 21.
confirmed every woman's worst
fear about the negative impact of
coming forward," said SAPAC co-
ordinator Julie Steiner.
LSA junior Kent Koch said
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
will be beneficial to women after
the Thomas proceedings.
"The confirmation of Thomas
has reinforced the unlikelihood of
women to speak out about sexual
assault. It has furthered women's
beliefs that the system as a whole is
not responsive to sexual harass-
ment," he said.
Steiner added, "If we are going
to stop the occurrence of rape, it
will be through educating people
about sexism. We have designed
events to educate people in the
broadest possible way."
The fifth annual "Speak Out"
for survivors of sexual assault will
be the high point of the week. More
than 300 people are expected to at-
tend the event, which will take
place in the Union Ballroom
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
"We hope that members of our
community, both on and off campus,
will attend this important event. It
is an empowering event in that it al-
lows people to show support for
survivors as survivors," Steiner
Steiner said that a box will be
set up at the "Speak Out" for the
purpose of collecting supportive
letters to be sent to Anita Hill, a
University of Oklahoma law pro-
fessor who recently charged Thomas
with sexual harassment.
A two-hour workshop focusing
on self-defense techniques will kick
off Sexual Assault Awareness
Week Monday. The workshop, to be
held in the Wolverine Room of the
Union from 7 to 9 p.m., will offer
suggestions for dealing with situa-
tions of sexual harassment and as-
Other activities scheduled for
the week include an acquaintance
rape prevention workshop, a panel.
discussion focusing on the problems
of sexual assault facing people of
color, and a panel discussion on male
survivors of sexual assault. Specific
information about events can be ob-
tained at SAPAC.
In addition to the activities, ta-
bles on the Diag will promote the
educational principles surrounding
Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
STUDY IN ISRAEL
Zoe Olefsky, Midwest Representative of
the HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF
will answer your questions on:
Thursday, October 17th, 1991
6:00 pm-- 7:00 pm
Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Start Your Career With Abbott.
And Discover A New Range Of Options.
Graduate into vital real world challenges, with the Abbott Laboratories Financial
Development Program. From day one, you'll make meaningful contributions as you
add poish to your professional skills.
If you will be graduating with an MBA or a Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting,
and you have a strong academic background and excellent interpersonal skills, join us as
we continue our growth. Please attend our presentation:
We Will Be Presenting On Campus:
Date: Monday 10/21
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Place: Michigan League in the Koessler Room
We Will Be Recruiting On Campus:
Contact the Placement Office for details.
For individual appointments or more information
call: Hillel, 769-0500
or Zoe Olefsky, (312) 236-6395
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSA LEA
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
Tagar, Zionist student activists. Hillel,
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
mntg. Dana, Rm 1040,7 p.m.
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACT-UP), Union, Rm2203, 7:30.
Campus Crusade for Christ, weekly
mtg. Dental School Kellogg Aud,
Rules and Elections Committee.
MSA Office, 3rd floor Union, 1 p.m.
Communications Committee. MSA
Office, 3rd floor Union, 7 p.m.
External Relations Committee,
weekly mtg. MSA Office, 3rd floor
Union, 7 p.m.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B 137, 7 p.m.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
Union, Pond Rm, 7-8.
Undergraduate Political Science
Association. Dominick's, 7:30-9.
Pre-Med Club. Union, Pendleton Rm,
Rainforest Action Movement.
1046 Dana, 6:30.
Islamic Circle. League, 3rd floor, 6:15.
Jewish Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay
Men's Collective. Hillel, 6:30.
University. MLB Lecture Rm 2,4 p.m.
Angela Davis. Rackham Aud, 8 p.m.
"Household Archaeology in Central
El Salvador: Excavations at Joya De
Ceren," Jeffery Bonevich, Nat Sci
Museum, rm 2009, noon.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-l1:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 7-8.
U-M Swim Club, Thursday workout,
IM Pool, 6:30-8:30.
(Meet us on Thurs., Oct.24
& Wed., Nov. 6)
Graco, a Minneapolis based worldwide supplier of
fluid management and paint finishing systems for
automotive and other industrial uses, will be visiting
the campus soon. We're ranked in FORBES 200 best
small companies and FINANCIAL WORLD's top 500
We're seeking highly motivated M Es to become key
contributors In our Product Engineer Design group
and our Field Sales organization. Graco is headquar-
tered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Min-
nesota, plus we have operations across the U.S. and
internationally as well.
Here Is your chance to join a growing company with
sales exceeding $320 million.
if you would like more information about Graco and
the professional challenges awaiting career-oriented
individuals, please check our literature in your place-
ment office. And while you're there, sign up for an
annolntment to mAt with us on campus. Thurs..Oct.
Did You Know There's Now
DINNER ATTE U*CLUB
Wednesday - Suday 5*:30-:3
Sunday All You n Eat
BUFFET with FR MOVIES
ENTREE PLUS WELCOME
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8.
"Voices from Gaza," film.
International Center, 8 p.m.
International Internships, panel
discussion. International Center, rm 9,
Greek System Alcohol Policy
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