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Yesterday, the University Board of Regents
showed that it has already made up its mind
regarding deputization. Yesterday's hearings were
not public in any sense of the word.

Eamon Grennan is an enlightened Irish poet who
leaves nothing to be desired. He will read his
poetry today at the Rackham Amphitheatre.

Chris Webber's 23 points and 12 rebounds led
the Michigan men's basketball team to a 95-70
victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Today
Mostly cloudy;
High: 40, Low: 31
Tomorrow
Cloudy, showers; High 43, Low 27

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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 81 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, February 20, 1992 Copyright01 992

College
town reps.
* discuss
problems
by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
LANSING - Michigan cities
which are home to large public uni-
versities face many similar prob-
lems, said Ann Arbor Mayor Liz
Brater who met with representatives
from five other Michigan cities yes-
terday to establish "networking" and
"share information."
Brater organized the first meet-
ing of the University Cities Caucus
which convened in Lansing in con-
junction with the biannual conven-
tion of the Michigan Municipal
League.
"I thought we could share in-
formation about interaction be-
tween the city and the university
and discuss special issues involved
with having a university in the
city," Brater said.
The Michigan Municipal League
is a forum for local officials to dis-
cuss municipal issues and exchange
ideas. Brater said she felt additional
collaboration with similarly-struc-
tured cities would be helpful.
"There are particular problems
with being a university city that
were not being talked about,"
Brater said.
It is difficult to govern a city
when the property in the center be-
longs to the state and is not within
city jurisdiction, Brater added.
"I sometimes feel, being the
mayor of Ann Arbor, the way the
mayor of Rome must feel in rela-
tion to the Vatican," Brater said.
One of the primary objectives of
the caucus, which plans to meet
See CITIES, Page 7

Eight speak at

'U'

cop hearing

by Melissa Peerless
and Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporters
A University Board of Regents public
hearing on the transfer of deputization to the
regents was moved from the Michigan
League to the Alumni Center yesterday, and
only scheduled speakers and members of the
press were allowed to enter after deputization
opponents overtook the original location.
While about 100 protesters pounded on
the glass walls of the Alumni Center, the re-
gents heard testimony from eight of the 24
people who were registered to address the
Board.
LSA senior Aaron Noble began to address
the regents, but stopped mid-speech. "These
hearings should be public, but they are not. I
can't go on. I have nothing to say," he said.
First-year Law student and president of the
campus American Civil Liberties Union
David Schwartz was the next person to ad-
dress the regents. He criticized the financial
burden which the police force places on the
University and called on the regents to create

a legally-required oversight committee pow-
erful enough to hold the University police of-
ficers accountable for their actions.
Regent Paul Brown (R-Petoskey) argued
that the cost difference is negligible and said
that a University police force addressing
campus issues is more effective than relying
on the Ann Arbor police.
Brown said, "I think that our specially-
trained officers will do a better job. Their
whole experience is going to be on campus."
The five deputization proponents who ad-
dressed the regents also stressed the necessity
of having a police force whose first responsi-
bility is the University.
"I think that it's a blessing for the regents
to gain power over the deputized police
force," said LSA junior Cameron Henke. "We
are a community, and we need police who
will be accountable to us first."
Third-year Law student and MSA Student
Right Commission Chair Michael Warren
said that as long as the University has a police
See HEARINGS, Page 2

Regents Phillip Power (D-Ann Arbor) and Shirley McFee (R-Battle Creek) walk from the
Michigan League to the Alumni Center after yesterday's deputization hearings were moved.

Protesters force regents to relocate hearing
by Melissa Peerless and SHIT (Students Halting when University police officers sity. We will force them to listen to ten to us," Ochoa added.
Daily Administration Reporter Institutionalized Terrorism) pulled guns on an unarmed African us," he added. Ede Fox of the PPC to

ld the

More than 200 students stormed
the Michigan League Ballroom yes-
terday, shutting down the
University Board of Regents' first
public hearing on the transfer of
deputization authority from the
Washtenaw County Sheriff to the
Board.
The regents were forced to relo-
cate their meeting to the Alumni
Center.
The Coalition of Students
Against Deputization - composed
of the Black Student Union (BSU),
Progressive People of Color (PPC),

Happens - began to gather in front
of the League an hour before the
hearing was set to begin.
Kevin Ryan, of the BSU's
Political Action Committee, called
the hearing process ridiculous and
unnecessary.
"We shouldn't be here today.
It's bullshit. They won't meet with
young angry African Americans.
But we are here, so we are going to
do what we have to do," he said.
Ryan said that deputization was
primarily a concern for students of
color, and cited an incident last fall

Your white bread
regents are supposed
to be shaping this
university. We will
force them to listen to
us.'
- Kevin Ryan
BSU
American man suspected of being
involved in a fight.
"Your white bread regents are
supposed to be shaping this univer-

LSA senior and Michigan
Student Assembly Rep. Todd
Ochoa addressed the crowd next. "I
don't like megaphones. They make
you sound authoritarian and that's
what we are trying to defeat," he
said.
Ochoa said that the University
has 24 "police on-the-beat types"
and plans to deputize 14 administra-
tive detectives.
"We have to make Jim 'I'm
Illegal' Duderstadt and (Regent)
Deane 'Once I'm Elected I'm Not
Accountable to Anyone' Baker lis-

crowd, "The regents think they own
this town. It is up to us to show
them that they don't."
During Fox's speech, a member
of the Revolutionary Workers'
League (RWL) began calling for
the protesters to occupy a building
and shut down the University.
Several verbal retorts were ex-
changed between the RWL and the
other protesters, and then Richard
Clay of the BSU took the mega-
phone.
"You know who your leaders
See PROTEST ,Page 2

I

--

Speakers remember horrors
of WWII internment camps

by Joshua Meckler
Daily Staff Reporter
Speakers painted a picture of
hardship and confused loyalty in
the face of oppression during a fo-
rum last night commemorating the
50th anniversary of the presidential
order which consigned Japanese
Americans to detention camps on
the West coast.
Former internee Dr. Yuzuru
Takeshita, a University professor
and chair of the Depratment of
Population Planning and
International Health at the School
of Public Health, spent four years in
internment camps. "I have spent 50
years grappling with the issue, and
I'm just now finding the words to
express what it meant to me as a
person," he said.
Takeshita said he faced
"humiliating experiences" when
war broke out. One event he cited
occurred on Dec. 8, following the
Pearl Harbor bombing, when his
eighth-grade civics teacher asked
all the Japanese-American students
in the class to turn in their boy
scout knives, flashlights and

compasses.
Another experience he shared
happened while he was waiting at a
train station in Salt Lake City to go
to an internment camp in Topaz,
Utah. As he was waiting, a train
carrying soldiers pulled into the sta-
tion. "We were taunted, and there
were catcalls and abusive language.

Vigil marks interne
by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporterj

Approximately 50 University
community members gathered on
the Diag last night for a candlelight
vigil in remembrance of the 50th
anniversary of the internment of
Japanese Americans during World
War II.
University Professor Yuzuru
Takeshita, a former internee and
chairperson of the Department of
Population Planning and
International Health at the School
of Public Health, was the featured
speaker. He said Japanese
Americans should remember their
ancestors who fought for them.

We shut the shades and cried. That
was a humiliation that to this day
still hurts."
Another former internee,
Michigan State Art Department
Chair Dr. Sadao Omoto, said he
was part of the first group of people
taken to the internment camps in
See INTERNMENT, Page 2
!nent anniversary
"I would like to remember and
honor those who gave their last
ounce to the country - to take a
quote from Lincoln - 'that be-
trayed them,"' Takeshita said. "I
remember the handful of people ...
who dared to stand up for me. They
are all true heroes to me."
A moment of silence followed
Takeshita's speech - dedicated, as
LSA junior Joanne Shen said, "to
the Japanese Americans incarcer-
ated 50 years ago, to remember
their scars, and to vow never to let
this happen again." Shen is the as-
sistant programming director of the
University of Michigan Asian
American Coalition.

Candidates
seek new
campaign
tactics
The Associated Press
President Bush, stung by the
strength of Patrick Buchanan's in-
surgent New Hampshire challenge,
vowed yesterday to "take this guy on
in every single state." Democrats
fanned out from the first primary
state searching for campaign break-
throughs elsewhere.
The results of New Hampshire
resonated through both national par-
ties yesterday. The voters made it a
contest on the GOP side.
"I've been very kind and gentle.
I'll still be kind, and I'm now debat-
ing how gentle to be," Bush said in
his first public remarks on Tuesday's
58-40 win over Buchanan.
Buchanan asserted he would not
be snuffed out by Bush's huge and
well-financed campaign. "Now the
battle for New Hampshire is over,
and the battle for America begins,"
he said.
The winner of the five-way
Democratic race, former
Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas,
headed South with a challenge simi-
lar to Buchanan's.
Tsongas was the top vote-getter
- with 35 percent and Arkansas Gov.
Bill Clinton survived charges of
marital infidelity and avoiding the
draft to net 26 percent.
As a result of victory, Tsongas
said he would be able to raise the

Library Science graduate student Bill Teicher reads a copy of the WWII
internment orders in the Wedge Room in West Quad last night.

Terri Hudson: not th

by Liz Vogel
Terri Hudson wears a suit and
glasses. He could be mistaken for a
University professor.
*s"I am not the stereotypical
homeless bum," Hudson says.

letter.
"It will make a much greater
impact then a letter or a telephone
call," he said.
Hudson says he gave up his mate-
rial possessions to see if the world

e 'stereotypical
"I didn't get hired because I am $110. After b
impoverished and homeless and cense and busi
there is a prejudice about it," said he was at
Hudson said. nesses with a s
He was determined to collect Hudson wa
enough money to get his business video camera
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uying a business li-
iness clothes, Hudson
ble to approach busi-
tronger image.
s finally able to buy a
and business cards af-
PAd at the uei'lplherr

want to eventually build a survival
vehicle, an ark, because the ozone is
thinning out," he says.
"I am trying free enterprise from
nothing," Hudson says.
Hudson said he believes he will
he successful and is nlanning on

homeless bum

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