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Judge says
do not treat
* people by
stereotypes
by Karen Pier
Daily Graduate Schools Reporter
. About 50 people - some of
whom will graduate from law school
next month - received a piece of
advice on law in the real world from
Federal Circuit Court Judge Emilio
Garza yesterday.
"You have to treat people like
people, not stereotypes," he told an
audience of about 50 in Hutchins
Hall.
Garza spoke on "real life" as an
attorney and as a judge. An ex-
Marine, he graduated from the
* University of Texas Law School in
1976. He was appointed as a Federal
Circuit Court judge last year.
"I got a phone call from the pres-
ident, telling me of his appoint-
ment," he told his listeners.
Most of his talk focused on "the
things you don't learn in law
school."
"One is that in the practice of law
there are winners and losers. In law
school, there are no winners and
losers," he said.
, Another important point, Garza
stressed, is that stereotypes are shat-
tered once new attorneys begin to
practice law.
"Finally, the meritorious party
doesn't always win."
"I am reminded of the song 'The
Gambler.' There's a phrase in it that
says, 'Every hand's a winner and
every hand's a loser.' Tha's trial
work."
One problem with trial work is
the lack of good trial judges, Garza
said. He said that only one-third of
them are competent in knowing the
law and using it fairly.
The judge spoke of a time when
two attorney friends came in before
him, one on each side of the case. "I
asked one friend, 'What supports
you?' ... and he told me. I turned to
my other friend and asked him, and
he told me, I'm relying on the same
rule.' But it didn't support it all."
That experience, Garza said,
taught him, "You look at the issues
not the people."
Garza said that after people be-
come federal judges, they have more
of a tendency to input their own be-
liefs. "And when you get to the
Supreme Court, nothing stops you.
"When I was in the Marines,
there was a motto from Thomas
Paine, 'All good people have to do
for evil to triumph is nothing."'
Third-year law student John
Shepherd, who has been hired by
Garza for a clerkship, said the
Federalist Society - which spon-
sored Garza's visit - said often
sponsors speakers that "can inform
us about the real world."

Faculty members
worry about lack of
retirement age cap

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by Robin Litwin
Daily Staff Reporter
Faculty members said the Michigan
Legislature's decision to uncap the age on
mandatory retirement could lead to problems
when professors are too old to teach, during
the Senate Advisory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA) meeting yesterday.
The previous law said that faculty members
must retire at the age of 70.
Although this will allow some professors,
such as history Professor Sidney Fine, to con-
tinue teaching, it also raises a number of prob-
lems including reviewing tenure, benefits, and
undergraduate education in general, said
SACUA chair Jim Diana.
"It adds a lot of questions. What do you do
with a faculty member who is no longer capa-
ble, but has tenure?" Diana said. "Hiring new
people frees up money and_ brings in new
ideas. There is a fear that will be disrupted."
SACUA is currently discussing ways of en-
couraging people to retire before a faculty
member who is no longer capable of teaching
does not want to leave.
SACUA members also discussed the prob-
lem of evaluation in relation to the retirement
issue.
"I think another major issue is assessment
- assessment of teaching, of administration

work, of everything," said SACUA member
Ejner Jensen, an English professor.
SACUA member and public health
Professor Peggie Hollingsworth agreed.
"I think a lot of the problems we're seeing
are because we have a system out of balance.
The normal checks and balances are not in
place," Hollingsworth said.
In other business, SACUA members ad-"
dressed the Flint campus faculty's recent re-
quest for unionization. Currently, the faculty of:
all the University campuses are considered one
body.
However, in a recent survey, more than half
of the Flint faculty members said they wanted
to unionize themselves separately from faculty
members at the Ann Arbor campus.
The Michigan Employee Relations
Commission is currently deciding if they are
able to do this.
If the commission decides in favor of sepa-
rate unionization, faculty governance may be-
come unimportant, Diana said. He added that
relations between the two campuses would be"
unclear since faculty members from the Flint
campus sit on the Senate Assembly.
The committee also made last minute
preparations for the Academic Freedom
Lecture that is to take place Monday in which:
Law School Dean Lee Bolinger will speak.

Yeltsin's cabinet resigns,
protests reform changes

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MOSCOW (AP) - President Boris
Yeltsin's Cabinet submitted its resignation
yesterday, telling parliament that abandoning
free market reforms could heighten inflation
and block Russia's entry into the world
marketplace.
If Yeltsin accepts the resignations by
Russia's top officials, it would create the worst
governmental crisis since the collapse of the
Soviet Union last December.

Read between the arches
An unidentified bicyclist rides through the West Engineering
a sign asking people to walk their bikes underneath it.

Arch yesterday, paying no heed to

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Center offers advice to students

by Shelley Morrison
Daily Staff Reporter
Third World travel may be made
easier for interested University stu-
dents due to peer advising and a se-
ries of conferences and informa-
tional workshops offered by the
International Center throughout
April.
As part of a promotional and ed-
ucational service to the increasing
number of students involved in in-
ternational programs, International
Center representatives will give ad-
vice on such traveling concerns as
packing, trip planning, budgeting,
health and safety, and culture shock.
William Nolting, International

Opportunities coordinator at the
International Center, estimated that
more than 1,000 students travel
abroad each year, and about 100 of
them travel to Third World countries
in places such as South and Central
America, Asia, and Africa.
Nolting said it is important for
students to educate themselves about
the "dos and don'ts" of traveling be-
fore making the decision to go
abroad.
At a workshop last Thursday, six
students and former students who
have traveled in Third World coun-
tries offered advice for interested
students.
Among the most important issues

addressed was the safety of women
traveling alone.
Yolanda Itala-Lorenzo, an LSA
senior who spent her childhood in
Colombia and has done extensive
traveling throughout South America,
said women planning to travel alone
should "be inconspicuous."
"Dress as the people of that cul-
ture do, try to learn as much of their
language as you can, and try to be-
friend the women and children,"
Itala-Lorenzo said. "You are far less
likely to be harassed if you are with
other people."
Des Preston, a journalist who has
traveled in Nicaragua and Costa
Rica, said that although Latin

visiting
America can be a dangerous
travel, cultural differencesa
the source of discomfort.
"The sexual dynamicsc
American culture are dif
Preston said. "In my experie
in the experience of som
women friends, cat-calling e
necessarily indicative of
sexual motives."
Preston added that the 1
to learn about another cult
live there on one's own.
Ted Sevransky, a peer a
the International Center and;
student who has traveled t
and England, said, "Whe
abroad, I was told there

Yeltsin, who is both president and prime;
minister, asked his ministers to continue'
working longer through the end of the
parliament session, when he will decide
whether to accept the resignations.
Several legislators said they thought the res-
ignations were a bluff, and Parliament Speaker,
Ruslan Khasbulatov addressed the ministers}
with such derision that they walked out of the:
Congress of People's Deputies.
Third World
place to types of Americans: The ones they
are often like - who are interested in the
culture - and the ones they don't,
of Latin that come and flash their money
fferent," around."
once, and Other members of the panel
e of my agreed that blending in is the best
-tc. is not way to prevent culture shock.
ulterior "If you go to an African country
and flash around your money,
best way thieves will see you as a walking
ure is to dollar sign," said Crispin Rigby, a
student who studied at the'
dviser at University of Ghana for a year.
a former "Put your money in a neck
o Africa pouch, and don't carry a walleL.
n I was That's the first place thieves look on.
are two American travelers," Rigby said.

Correction
Carrie Pittman has been MSA elections director for the past two terms. Her
position was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
sTHE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Ann Arbor Committee to defend;
Abortion and Reproductive rights,
(AACDARR) weekly mtg, Michigan
Union, Tap rm. 6:30 p.m.
MSA Weekly meeting 3909 Michigan
Union, 7:30 p.m.
Social Group for bisexual Women,
9:30 p.m. call 763-4186 for location
and more information
;Student Education Peer Program,
STEPP 4th floor Union, 8:30 p.m.
SADD general meeting, 2nd Prescott
Lounge East Quad, 9:00 p.m.
IASA Board Meeting, Nikki lounge,
Mo-Jo, 9-11 p.m.
"Spark Forum," MLB Rm B 122,
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Asian American Student
Association, weekly meeting, Nikki
lounge, Mo-Jo, 7:30 p.m.
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, 2439 Mason Hall 7 p.m.
University Cancer-
Information/Discussion Session,
Michigan Union-Anderson Room,
6:30 p.m.
Recycle UM 4th floor Union, Recycle-
UM offices weekly meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Undergrad Psych Society, Mass
Meeting, Dr. Jerry Miller, 7:30 p.m.
Anthropology Club, meeting

Rackham Amphitheatre, 4:00 p.m
"Altering the Growth of the face
and Jaw," Center for Human Growth,
& Development, 300 N. Ingalls 12:00
p.m.
Furthermore
Third Annual International Fest,
Rm 2411 MLB 1-3 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
763-4246
Northwalk, North Campus night-time
team walking service. Sun-Thurs 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or
call 763-WALK.
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 11-1
p.m.
Undergraduate Psychology
Department, Undergraduate psychol-
ogy advising, walk-in or appointment,
K-108 West Quad, 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German coffee
and conversation, 3rd floor Commons
Rm., MLB, all welcome, 4:30-6 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
111 __

Burning of
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The
disposal of toxic chemicals burned
as fuel in giant cement kilns has res-
idents of this northern Lower
Peninsula community worried about
pollution from the fumes.
Lafarge Corp. burns 17 million
gallons of liquid hazardous waste a
year in two of its five kilns that turn
limestone into cement. The company
has applied for permits to increase
this to 30 million gallons by burning
wastes in its other kilns.
State and federal environmental
officials say burning wastes in the
high-temperature cement kilns is an
efficient way to destroy them. The
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STUDENT WITH I.D. $3.50

cement companies get paid to dis-
pose of the waste and save money on
fuel.
But concern is growing about the
emissions that come from the stacks
during this process.
Last summer, Alpena residents
formed the Huron Environmental
Activist League. HEAL is trying to
rally the public against the burning
and opposes Lafarge's application to

burn additional waste.
"Until last August, when
Greenpeace was here, I didn't know
we had Michigan's largest haz-
ardous-waste kilns in our midst and
one of the five largest in the nation,"
said John Pruden, one of HEAL's
founders.
Pruden, 45, an artist who lives a
few miles south in Ossineke on the
banks of the Devils River, worries

about toxic chemicals from Lafarge;
ending up in rivers and Lake Huron.'
"One of the reasons I moved up
here was to fish and hunt," Pruden
said. "I've got the best salmon hole
right here in my back yard."
A recent HEAL rally in Alpena
drew more than 1,000 people to hear
an environmental consultant discuss'
the dangers of burning hazardous
wastes.

toxins concerns Alpena Township

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
presents the
1992 Student Recognition Awards

Wednesday,
3:00 -

April
5:00

15,
p.m.

1992

OIROEAP I(
WHITE ME AN T )uP
ROADSID ROP SI

Michigan Union Ballroom
Come and show your appreciation of our students!!

COMBO COUPON!
' 6Present this coupon
__r when purchasing
a large popcorn
and receive one
FREE LARGE DRINK
expires 4/30/92
Sociology 389, 3 credits

R.S.V.P.

The Student Organization Development Center
2202 Michigan Union, 753-5900

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