What if someone threw a party and nobody
came? Let's find out during this year's Michigan
Student Assembly elections. Students should run
for the Assembly as independents.
Meet the only band who cites Steve Martin's
"The Jerk" as a formative influence. Too Much
Joy plays in Pontiac tonight.
Michigan football coach Gary Moeller doesn't
want to hear about how his team is a lock to win
the Big Ten title. See if he can convince you.
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One hundred two years of editorial freedom
Vol. C ,No.21 A Arbor, Michigan I, October 27, 2 The Michigan Daily
Richards takes jabs
at Bush at Diag rally
by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
The liberal spirit was alive on
the Diag yesterday as Texas Gov.
Ann Richards - decked in a U-M
sweatshirt - strutted to the
lectern to urge students to vote for
the Democratic ticket Nov. 3.
"This race has just begun," she
told a crowd of about 250 people.
"You cannot slack off now. You
need to redouble your efforts."
Richards, a featured speaker at
the Democratic National
Convention in July, endorsed
Democratic candidate Bill Clinton
for president and U.S. Rep.
William Ford (D-Ypsilanti
Township) for re-election to
"For the sake of Americans
who need work and for the sake of
yourselves' when you get out of
this great institution, we must
have Bill Clinton in the White
House," she said.
The Texas governor - cam-
paigning across the nation against
her home state rival President
George Bush - did not pass up
the opportunity to take a jab at the
"I am the successful governor
See RALLY, Page 2
Texas governor inspires
local female candidates
by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter
Local women candidates broke into a flurry of applause as Texas Gov.
Ann Richards walked into a fund-raiser held in southeast Ann Arbor yester-
day after a Diag rally.
"I looked at the list of women elected and to be elected and I decided
that Bill Ford is your token male," Richards told the crowd.
Richards' appearance at the U-M rally and a fund-raiser for Rep. Bill
Ford (D-Ypsilanti Township) was the last in a campaign swing through
seven states in support of the Clinton/Gore presidential ticket and local
See RICHARDS, Page 2
Texas Gov. Ann Richards addresses a 250-person crowd on the steps of the Graduate Library yesterday to
endorse Sen. Bill Ford (D-Ypsilanti) and Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton.
Regent candidate seeks to
preserve campus' future
Financial woes force
This is the second
in a three-part series
on the non-
for the U-M Board of
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
Looking at her eight-month-old
daughter, Margaret, Rebecca
McGowan said she is concerned
about the future.
"The Board of Regents should
be looking into the future of this
institution, because if they're not
then, who is?" asked McGowan,
one of two Democratic Party can-
didates for the U-M Board of
McGowan said she wants to
ensure that her daughter's genera-
tion will have the opportunity to
be educated on a diverse and re-
spected U-M campus.
McGowan, who volunteers at
the Center for the Education of
Women (CEW), said that although
female students outnumber male
students, women are far outnum-
bered by men among faculty and
"The numbers need to in-
crease," McGowan said, adding
that she would like to see more
women in the high-level adminis-
trative posts with more
"The faculty and staff needs to
better reflect the professional
quality of women that is available.
today," she said.
Judy Lax, CEW director of de-
velopment, said McGowan's in-
volvement in the organization -
as the chair of the leadership
counsel advisory committee for
policy and development - ex-
emplifies her dedication to the ad-
vancement of women at the U-M.
"I think she has a very strong
interest in women's issues at this
university. She cares deeply for
what happens todwomen on this
campus," Lax said.
McGowan said she notices the
positive effects of the Michigan
Mandate - the U-M's commit-
ment to a diverse student body,
faculty and staff. However, she
said it has not been entirely suc-
"In terms of increasing the di-
versity on campus, we're going the
right direction," McGowan said,
but added, "The female minority
GM chair 1
DETROIT (AP) - General
Motors Corp. Chair Robert Stempel
took the path of least resistance yes-
terday, resigning from the finan-
cially troubled auto giant a week be-
fore he was likely to get the ax any-
Stempel's job future looked in-
creasingly bleak in recent weeks.
Published reports quoting unidenti-
fied board sources said he would be
asked to resign because he was mov-
ing too slowly in cutting costs aimed
at erasing massive financial losses.
"I could not in good conscience
continue to watch the effects of ru-
mors and speculation that have un-
dermined and slowed the efforts of
General Motors people to make this
a stronger, more efficient, effective
organization," Stempel said in a
statement released by GM.
Stempel had kept a low profile
since Wednesday night, when he an-
grily denied he was being forced out
of the company he joined in 1958.
But a statement Thursday from
John Smale, chair of the GM board's
executive committee amounted to a
no-confidence vote for Stempel.
Smale said no management changes
had been made, but, "The question
of executive leadership is a primary
Smale, former chair of Proctor &
Gamble Co., is expected to be
named interim chair when the GM
board meets Monday in New York.
Smale said in a written statement
yesterday that the board had ac-
cepted Stempel's resignation and
asked Stempel to continue as chair-
man until a successor is named.
Stempel said he would comply.
Wall Street analysts who follow
GM were not surprised Stempel re-
signed rather than wait to be fired.
But none interviewed felt a new
chairman would make much differ-
ence in the leading automaker's at-
tempts to regain its competitive
faculty member numbers are
McGowan said, "If an African
American or Hispanic American
student arrives at this university
and does not find people of color
among faculty, that has to be dis-
"They have to be comfortable
in this environment. That talent is
See MCGOWAN, Page 2
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reason for separation ,.~
by Chastity Wilson
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
Many U-M students think the
separation of the Interfraternity
Council (IFC), the Panhellenic
Association and the Black Greek
Association (BGA) is based on race,
but BGA members cite difference of
principles as the dividing line.
"I know of about three sororities
and three fraternities, but I don't
know why they're separate or if they
have houses," said Nursing junior
Rebecca Lamparelli, a member of
Panhel's Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
LSA junior Michelle Ingalls said,
"My impression is that it's more of
an identity thing - a way of pre-
serving their cultural identity."
But founded on the ideals of
commitment to community service
and lifelong membership, BGA
members say the reason for separa-
tion from the other greek councils
stems from different aims.
"Our purpose is not to separate
ourselves. The organizations in
- Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha
Psi, Omega Psi Phi and Phi Beta
Sigma - and four sororities -
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma
Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta
Phi Beta. Because none of the BGA
organizations have houses, many of
their parties are held in campus facil-
ities such as the Michigan Union and
North Campus Commons where al-
cohol is not served.
IFC President Bruce Namerow
said, "At the core, the fundamental
difference between us is that they
are more service, community and
scholarship oriented. We are also,
but we have more of a social focus; I
don't think that's something they
want as their focus."
BGA sororities span the globe
with chapters in the United States,
Africa, the Bahamas, and West
Germany. Although some BGA
sororities are part of the National
Panhellenic Association, none of the
campus chapters are a part of the U-
by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
State officials announced yester-
day that Gelman Sciences Inc. has
agreed to spend more than $5 mil-
lion to settle one of the state's oldest
Attorney General Frank Kelley
and Department of Natural
Resources Director Roland Harmes
said the Ann Arbor filter
manufacturer has agreed to resolve
lawsuits in federal and state courts
that were filed after DNR tests
showed toxic chemicals had polluted
soils and ground water.
The contamination does not af-
fect the city's water supply, which
services the U-M campus, city offi-
cials said, but state laws require
"This has been a real drawn-out
thing," said Ann Arbor City
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