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The long-awaited deputization hearings begin
today in the Michigan League Ballroom from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. All should attend.

Indulge your primal teenage urges this weekend
when Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub -
two of the hippest British bands on the Creation
label - play in Detroit.

The Michigan ice hockey team moved into a
first-place tie with Lake Superior State by beating
Ohio State last night, 3-2. Brian Wiseman and
Denny Felsner led the way.

Dreary, sprinkles;
High: 39, Low: 27
Mostly cloudy; High 37, Low 29


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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. ClI, No. 80 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, February 19, 1992 TCoyigt199

'U, cop
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
The University Board of Regents
will hold the first of two public hear-
ings on deputization today from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Michigan
League Ballroom.
The hearings will address plans
to transfer responsibility for the dep-
utization of the University police
force from the Washtenaw County
Sheriff to the regents.
The regents will vote on the
transfer during their regular meeting
The public will also have the op-
portunity to address the regents dur-
ing a hearing from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow in the Michigan Union
More than 20 people are expected
to speak at the hearings, but
University President James
Duderstadt said in an interview
Monday that he thinks most students
o support deputization.
"I think the overwhelming major-
ity of the campus is in favor of
deputization. A small, very loud mi-
nority is not in favor. Most people
have been relatively happy with the
way deputization has been going. It
is making a difference," he said.
However, an April 1990 MSA
poll showed that 70 percent of stu-
dents did not support the
* University's establishment of an
armed police force.
Several student groups have or-
ganized a massive effort against the
transfer of deputization power.
The faction called the Coalition
of Students Against Deputization
(CSAD) is planning to protest at the
League at 3 p.m. today. The group
includes the Black Student Union,
Progressive People of Color and
0 See COPS, Page 2

Buchanan message
to Bush: 42 percent

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
Former Massachusetts Sen. Paul
Tsongas may have walked away
with the nation's first Democratic
primary yesterday, but the real
story was Republican challenger
and former political commentator
Pat Buchanan's large percentage of
the vote in the GOP primary.
Buchanan, who polled 30 per-
cent in the final Boston Globe
tracking poll Monday, shocked
media analysts by pulling in 42
percent of the vote in the final
tally - sending a clear message to
President Bush, who barely man-
aged to gain a majority of New
Hampshire Republican votes with
55 percent.
"The Buchanan brigades met
King George's army all along the
Concord-Nashua line," Buchanan
said. "And we hear reports that
George Bush's army is retreating
back over the Massachusetts line.
"Tonight what began as a little
rebellion has emerged and grown
into a full-fledged middle-
American revolution."
Analysts predicted Buchanan

would garner no more than 35 per-
cent of the vote in the days before
the primary, but the 42 percent he
actually won was well above the
40 percent plateau that numerous
onlookers - including former
President Richard Nixon - said
would pose a serious problem to
Indeed, many people said they
see the unexpectedly high Buchanan

percentage as a protest vote - in-
tended to send the message to Bush
that he is off-track.
"(The Buchanan vote) was
driven by the economic issues,"
said William Schneider of Public
Opinion, in a CNN interview last
night. "He won in big margins
among people who were angry
about the economy."
See PRIMARY, Page 2


Republican presidential hopeful Patrick Buchanan talks to the media at a
polling station in Nashua, N.H., yesterday.

Students 'surprised' by N.H. primary results

by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter
University students expressed
surprise at the results of yesterday's
New Hampshire presidential
LSA first-year student Shaad
Ahmed said he was shocked by
Republican candidate Patrick
Buchanan's strong showing.
"He seems to be coming on
(Bush's) rear. Buchanan is a threat.
I think he is going to make (the
race) interesting," Ahmed said.
Engineering sophomore Mac

Lynch said Buchanan's strong per-
formance will cause.Bush to view
him as a serious contender. "I think
it's going to be an eye-opener to
Bush," he said.
LSA sophomore Brent Knight
said he felt that if former
Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas
- the New Hampshire primary-
winner - were to win the
Democratic nomination, he would
be unable to beat the Republican
"The Democrats can't win with
Tsongas. He has no national appeal.

I think Clinton will win in the
South and split the Democrats."
LSA sophomore Chuck Ford
said he disagreed with Knight's
assessment of Tsongas. "(The
candidates) are all TV personalities.
People want substance. That's why
they want Tsongas," he said.
Law student and chair of The
University of Michigan Bill Clinton
for President Committee Matt
Moore said he was impressed with
Clinton's showing. "The people of
New Hampshire have helped buoy
his campaign to help him compete

nationally," Moore said.
LSA first-year student Scott
Sould said he thought write-in
candidate New York Governor
Mario Cuomo - who received
approximately 4 percent of the vote
in New Hampshire -- could win
the Democratic Party nomination if
he were to throw his hat into the
However, Soul said he though
Bush would ultimately win due to
the popularity of the Persian Gulf
War. He said, "People will remem-
ber the war. Bush is going to carry

because he is a leader."
Kevin Hewett, Engineering
first-year student, said he disagreed
with the assessment of Bush as a
shoo-in candidate. "It doesn't seem
to me he fulfilled all of the
promises he made last time,"
Hewett said.
Engineering sophomore Derek
Christensen said the results of the
Republican primary are an indicator
of Bush's popularity. He said,
"There is no Democrat with serious
charisma. It is an 'against-Bush'
vote that will beat him."


Jeffries defends
himself against
"alleged racism

Pollack speaks against
third women's party
senator cites meta, governentabies

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter

City University of New York's
Chair of Black studies Leonard
Jeffries spoke to a crowded Union
Ballroom audience last night, de-
fending himself against the contro-
versy that has surrounded him for al-
legedly making remarks such as an
"You can't trust the white boy," at
an Albany, N.Y. cultural festival last
"One of the things you need to
appreciate and understand is that this
(issue) is not about Leonard Jeffries.
It's a process by white people to in-
timidate ... and destroy African
leadership," Jeffries said in his

"If you were rich, white, and in
power, you would be at Yale,
Harvard, or Princeton. You wouldn't
be here at 'Cow College,"' Jeffries
said, referring to the University.
Jeffries said he is not anti-
Semitic, but that he sympathized
with Jews. "Jews are the victims of
white supremacy. Whenever they
made a contribution, they were vic-
timized by everyone who passed
them," Jeffries said.
He explained that he was the
president of his college fraternity,
which was predominantly Jewish
and had only three other Black

by Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporter
Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann
Arbor) discussed the ramifications
of creating a third political party last
night before approximately 75 ac-
tivists at a talk sponsored by the
National Organization of Women
In response to the performance of
Democrats and Republicans in re-
cent years, many activists - primar-
ily feminists - are proposing the
creation of a third party.
The recent confirmation of
Clarence Thomas to the Supreme
Court was cited as an example of the
failures of ruling parties to act in the
interest of women.
Pollack said she agreed neither
party has been sensitive to women's
issues, but said she does not believe
a third party would be successful
under.the current governmental
"It just won't work," Pollack
said. "It is the quickest way to lose
the power we do have."
NOW President Bev Fish said
she agreed with Pollack. "It's a
waste of our time and energy. We've
worked so hard to get women
elected into the existing two-party
system, why go and pull them out?"
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Pollack cited several shortcom-
ings with the creation of a third
party. She said states often erect
barriers to these smaller parties -
making it difficult to get on the
She added that federal law also
discriminates against third parties by

Ties that bind
Robby and Jan DeBoer of Ann Arbor play with their one-year-old adopted
daughter. The couple is embroiled in an unusual custody battle with both
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U.S. internment camps ignored civil rights

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter
Today marks the 50th anniver-
sary of President Franklin
Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066,
which asked the military to build.
concentration camps to intern first-
and second-generation Japanese

the Residential College Gail Nomura
said the camps had devastating ef-
fects on the interned Japanese
Americans. "It was a prison camp
and the government certainly was
. not following due process."
"It was a great psychological
loss for Japanese Americans. Here
they were, fighting at home in the

"People of Japanese ancestry
were in their second or third genera-
tions as Americans by 1942,"
Nomura said. "It is strange to look at
December 1941 and look at these
people as foreign."
Yuzuru Takeshita, professor of
Health Behavior and Health
Education, was confined to two dif-

Takeshita was one of four "No-
No Boys," who answered "No" to
two questions about Japanese
American loyalties. One asked
Japanese Americans if they would
serve in the armed forces whenever
ordered, and the other asked if they
would "forswear any form of alle-
giance or obedience to the Japanese

withholding public campaign funds
and not including them in the Equal
Time laws that the media must
follow when running campaign ads.
"There is nothing in our history
that would indicate that a third party
would have any major impact shap-
ing the future of our country,"

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