Parents in the Birmingham school district are
allowing their bigotry top turn into paranoia over
the teaching of homosexuality in public schools.
In today's special insert section, the Daily football
writers take an in-depth look at Michigan's Jan. 1
rematch with the Washington Huskies in the
Granddaddy of Them All.
Wednesday is the Michigan men's basketball
team bowling night. The Wolverines knocked
down the Falcons of Bowling Green, 79-68, at
Plenty o' flakes;
High 34, Low 28 *;
More flurries; High 34, Low 26
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Listed below are those persons scheduled to receive honorary
U-M degrees at the Winter Commencement ceremonies, to be
held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Crisler Arena.
Carter Brown, chair of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts,
trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:
honorary doctor of law.
George Housner, engineering professor emeritus at the
California Institute of Technology: honorary doctor of science.
Charles Walgreen, Jr., retired board chair of Walgreen
Company: honorary doctor of humane letters.
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, human rights activist and author:
honorary doctor of humane letters.
U-M to award Wiesel honorary degree
by Chastity Wilson
Daily Staff Reporter
Some of the 2,000 students who
graduate from the U-M Sunday may
wonder why they braved the univer-
sity requirements to earn their de-
grees - when all they had to do was
win a Nobel Prize and the U-M
would have just given them one.
Four people - Carter Brown,
George Housner, Charles Walgreen
Jr., and Nobel Prize winner Elie
Wiesel - will receive honorary de-
grees from the U-M during its Win-
ter Commencement Sunday at 2
p.m. in Crisler Arena.
After President James Duderstadt
opens the ceremony, the honorary
degree recipients will be given a
chance to make brief remarks.
Brown will receive an honorary
doctor of law degree. He is the chair
of the U.S. Commission of Fine
Arts, the treasurer of the White
House Historical Association and a
trustee of the Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts.
A pioneer in the design of earth-
quake-resistant buildings, Housner
- an engineering professor emeritus
at the California Institute of Tech-
nology - will be awarded a U-M
honorary doctor of science degree.
An honorary doctor of humane
letters degree will be awarded to
Walgreen, who retired as board chair
of Walgreen Company in 1971. Un-
der his direction, the company was a
pioneer in creating self-service drug
stores with in-store prescription
Wiesel, who won the 1986 Nobel
Peace Prize for his efforts as a hu-
manitarian activist and author, will
also receive an honorary doctor of
Wiesel and his family were de-
ported by German Nazis to the con-
centration camp in Auschwitz when
he was 15 years old. He later be-
came a journalist and wrote more
than 30 books - many of which
have won literary awards.
Honorary degree candidates are
"people who have made a significant
contribution to humankind," said
Executive Director of University
Relations Walter Harrison.
Nominations are usually made by
See DEGREE, Page 2
* Rose Bowl
by Shelley Morrison
Daily Higher Education Reporter
An athletic department that ex-
pected to capitalize on the Wolveri-
nes' run for the roses instead looks
to be getting the thorns.
The Jan. 1 contest between the
Washington Huskies and the Michi-
gan Wolverines has been plagued by
sagging ticket sales, outrageous air-
fares, and a general lack of spectator
Based on past ticket sales, the U-
M was allocated 21,000 tickets to
sell to students, faculty, alumni, and
other groups normally given first
priority in ticket sales.
fDespite past demands, this year's
total ticket sales did not exceed
13,000, and the sale period - which
was scheduled to end Dec. 1 - has
been extended until all tickets are
Sports Information Director
Bruce Madej said the weak econ-
omy, combined with negative media
coverage, may be taking away from
the excitement of the game.
"The No. 1 reason for the drop in
ticket sales is the soft economy,"
Madej said, "but I think sales have
also been hurt by media coverage
that keeps emphasizing who will
have the number one slot.
"A month ago we could have
sold 200,000 tickets, but because of
a couple ties, people forget that we
have an undefeated team," Madej
said. "It's taking the luster out of
what is going to be an exciting
See WILT, Page 2
U.S. forces free
lTroops prepare for supply convoys
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP)
- U.S. Marines freed the capital of
Somalia from the grip of warring
soldiers yesterday, and opened the
way for mighty air convoys of sol-
diers and supplies to revive
Somalia's starving interior.
The first mercy flight to Mo-
gadishu hours after troops stormed
ashore brought in powdered for-
mula for famished children and
The Marines' next goal was to
seize inland airstrips from bandits
so that big U.S. transports can fly in
tons of life - giving grain where it is
AP PHO T0
U.S. Marines retake the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu yesterday. A U.S. Marine landing force, on a mission of
mercy to a starving land, quickly took control of key points in Mogadishu; where the str"Uts were suddenly free
of the terror of mobile gangs.
DPS offers students holiday safety tips
by Julie Wolfe
This holiday season, the U-M
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
will be handing out safety tips
instead of parking tickets.
. Three DPS departments - the
Crime Unit, Housing Security and
North Campus Neighborhood Office
- combined their efforts to draw up
the list of tips.
DPS employees said they hope
students will be able to use the
advice to avoid becoming a holiday-
season crime statistic.
The tips cover a range of situa-
tions involving traveling, shopping,
and staying at home:
When traveling, make sure
someone knows when you are leav-
ing, where you are going, and your
expected time of arrival.
When driving, wear your seat-
belt. Keep your car in gear at stop
signs and traffic lights, check your
rear-view mirror frequently, and
keep your car doors locked. If you
think you are being followed, stay
on busy streets and drive to a police
station or a gas station.
If your car breaks down, keep
driving for help, if possible, or wait
for an officer to arrive. Always carry
a road safety kit including flares, a
flashlight, a blanket, a "help" sign,
and the phone number of a towing
When shopping, avoid
carrying large amounts of cash and
do not carry it all in one place. Use a
check or credit card when possible.
Pay careful attention to your purse
' Lock car doors, roll up win-
dows completely, and lock all valu-
ables in the trunk. Upon returning to
your car, have your keys ready.
While at home, always lock
your doors and windows. Keep
draperies closed to help conceal all
When packing to go home,
keep your luggage locked in your
room until you are ready to load it in
Benny Chenevert, crime preven-
tion coordinator for DPS, stressed
the importance of these safety tips.
"Our main goal is to make sure
students, staff, and faculty have a
happy holiday and come back
safely," he said. Hopefully, with
these tips, we can help."
Crime Prevention Supervisor
David Betts agreed.
"What I foresee happening is
people being able to learn these tips
on campus and carry them over to
the rest of life," he said. "The same
tips used walking across the Diag
could apply to walking to or from a
The officers said they plan to
guard the U-M campus carefully
while students are at home for
DPS said the full force of officers
will be out walking around and pa-
trolling trouble areas, such as park-
ing lots. If the residents of North
Campus Family Housing inform
Housing Security that they will be
away, their homes will be checked
frequently over the vacation.
"The campus becomes a ghost
land," Betts said. "We'll take care of
campus while everyone is gone,
that's no problem. We just want to
prevent any tragedies (on and off
Christine Monroe-Loomes, the
unofficial crime prevention coordi-
See SAFETY, Page 2
needed most. The first of thousands
of Army troops for the mission
were to arrive today, said Defense
Secretary Dick Cheney in
Somalis crowded hillsides and
jammed into the airport to welcome
the 1,800 Marines who brought
Mogadishu one of its most peaceful
days since civil war broke out two
Reporters saw youths riding in a
pickup truck dismount two machine
guns and stow them on the floor as
the pickup approached a Marine
See SOMALIA, Page 2
Listed below are tips
provided by the U-M
Department of Public Safety
to ensure a safe holiday
Avoid carrying large
amounts of cash when
shopping. Don't keep all of
your cash in one place.
While at home, always
lock your doors and
windows. Keep draperies
closed to conceal valuables.
Park in a well lighted area
when shopping. Always lock
your car doors and roll up
your windows completely.
When driving, carry a road
safety kit including flares, a
flashlight, a blanket, a 'help'
sign, and the phone number
of a towing company.
Clinton unveils ethics
pledge for top officials
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
People seeking top government jobs
from Bill Clinton will have to do
more than pass a job interview.
Tough new ethics rules unveiled
yesterday require them to sign an
unprecedented pledge meant to keep
them from cashing in on their gov-
ernment connections down the road.
The rules are designed to slam what
has become known as Washington's
revolving door, which allows federal
officials to turn around and lobby
their former agencies within a year
after leaving government service.
"In recent years, too many high
officials began to sell their access
and influence almost the day after
they left office," said transition di-
public servants are working for
them, not for special interests,"
He said the transition team was
putting out the rules now because it.
wanted the guidelines clearly stated
before the president-elect starts
making appointments. Clinton's first
Cabinet selections are expected this
He added that.so far, no one had
turned down a job or removed him-
self or herself from consideration
because of the rules, which had been
Charles Lewis, executive director
of the Center for Public Integrity, a
non-profit investigative research
group, said he was encouraged that
not just an office
t .g by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
U-M President James Duderstadt did it years ago,
y n Duderstadt's Executive Assistant Connie Cook did it
this semester, Assistant Vice President for Student
Affairs Virginia Nordby will do it next semester and
U-M's Assistant General Counsel Dan Sharphorn did
it by accident.
In fact, at one time or another most U-M
administrators and executive officers have taught
classes at the university.
' "It's often true and it's true of this administration,
that people come into the administration through fac-
ulty ranks," Cook said. "Almost all the executive
officers are former faculty members, have Ph.D.s and
have spent a lot of time in the classroom."
Cook is teaching a graduate seminar this semester