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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 17, 1993 - Page 3

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA Reporter
Emotions ran high as Michigan
Student Assembly members dis-
cussed Nazis and Amnesty
International at last night's
The Trotskyists asked MSA to
endorse a flyer condemning the
neo-Nazi group SS Action from
recruiting in Ann Arbor.
"(The Trotskyists) are the most
active group in counter-demon-
strating against the Nazis. If they
have the time, more power to
them," said Hunter Van
Valkenburgh, MSA vice president.
The flyer urges citizens to act
against the neo-Nazi group, which
convenes in Ann Arbor the third
Saturday in March each year.
Although debate occurred last
week, the representatives over-
whelmingly voted in favor of
endorsing the flyer last night.
"I don't know how you could
not show some kind of disgust or
disdain for this group and take
some kind of action," said Janelle
White, Peace and Justice
Committee chair.
In other news, an argument
among various representatives re-
garding student group funding
prompted one representative run-

- - m-il-
Here are the polling sites and times for MSA elections:

Michigan Union
Fish Bowl
Public Health
CC Little
South Quad
East Quad
Med Library
East Engineering
School of Ed
Alice Lloyd
West Quad
Grad Library

8:15 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
8:45 a.m.-6:40 p.m.
9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-12:45p.m.
10:45 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m.-5 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
4:45 p.m.-6:25 p.m.
11 a.m.-1:25 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-5:40 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:55 p.m.
4 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
6:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.-9:40 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
9 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
9:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
9:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
10:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
3:15 p.m.-G:55 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
4:55 p.m.-7 p.m.
11:15 a.m.-1:40 p.m.
4:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
4:45 p.m.-6:25 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
7 p.m.-10:10 p.m.

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
8:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
12 p.m.-1:25 p.m.
11:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
6:45 p.m.-9:10 p.m.
9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
2 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
4:45 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
3 p.m.-6 p.m.
7 p.m.-9:25 p.m.

Gubernatorial candidate
criticizes Engler 's policies

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
A leading candidate for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomina-
tion came to campus to speak last
night. But he didn't come far - he's
a University professor.
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe
(D-Battle Creek), who will officially
announce his candidacy for governor
early next year, spoke to a group of
about 50 students during a meeting
of the Israel-Michigan Public Affairs
Committee at Hillel last night.
Wearing a politican's typical
light blue suit and striped tie, Wolpe
- a University graduate - spoke
about the "neglect of the Reagan-
Bush-Engler decade."
Using the student audience to
practice his campaign speech, Wolpe
sounded political themes - not un-
like those of President Clinton - in
criticizing Republicans and
Governor John Engler.
He discussed at length the
"terrible legacies of the Engler ad-
ministration." First among them is
the "economic decline of Michigan,
the decline of business and the loss
of sheer population from the state,"
he said.
Most important, Wolpe said, is
creating a partnership between busi-

ness, government and labor to elimi-
nate the divisive and confrontational
attitude which inhibits further eco-
nomic growth.
Wolpe, who served in the U.S.
House of Representatives for 14
years, decided to return to Michigan
instead of becoming a Washington
lobbyist because, "I wanted to ad-
dress the problems so critical to the
future of Michigan."
He criticized the governor's pro-
posed property tax cut, saying, "It's
'I wanted to address
the problems so
critical to the future of
- Howard Wolpe
a little ridiculous to pass a cut in ed-
ucational funding without repaying
the funding."
Wolpe proposed changes to the
state educational funding system to
equalize funding through a combi-
nation of new income and property
Wolpe criticized the "uncaring"
manner in which the governor elimi-
nated General Assistance funding to
nearly 90,000 people and closed
mental hospitals. While he said it

was an issue he would study closely,
he stopped short of endorsing the
restoration of state General
Wolpe also discussed the effects
of military base closings on
Michigan's economy. He said
"retraining and relocation proce-
dures" should be in place for
Michigan's two military facilities
scheduled to be closed.
John Truscott, press secretary for
Engler, dismissed Wolpe's criticism
of the Engler administration, saying
the administration had made great
strides and Wolpe was merely trying
to grab headlines.
"Come on. It's almost two years
before the election," Truscott said.
"This is political grandstanding in
trying to develop the seeds of an un-
certain candidacy."
Wolpe has announced the cre-
ation of a gubernatorial search
committee to locate his supporters.
He encouraged students to get in-
volved in his campaign by contact-
ing his Lansing office.
Wolpe, who is a visiting political
science professor in the Institute for
Public Policy, teaches a graduate
seminar in politics and race. He is
conducting a simulation on differing
economic situations Saturday.


ning for re-election
the race.

to drop out of

"Tonight, I offered an amend-
ment to fund Amnesty
International at U of M with the
same amount of money allotted to
the U of M Engineering Council
for a party on North Campus,"

said Scott Sproat, a Rackham
"I cannot in good conscience
be a member of an organization
which places more value on
having a party than saving the
lives of thousands of political

by Jennif
Daily MSA F
Coalition (C
and they're
The glov
attempting t
entitled "T
MSA Presid

to sue Progressives over poster
Wr Tianen Hackner, Progressives, began this morning, so the issu
Reporter The quotes were followed by will not be resolved until after th
s of the Conservative the slogan, "Let's Get Serious! voting is tallied.
"C) are fighting mad, Elect people who will do some- The Progressives can be fin
not going to take it thing on MSA -- Vote up to $25 if the CC is deemed t
Progressive." winner in this suit.
es are off. The CC is The CC, however, insists the Presidential candidates Hou
o sue the Progressives. quote attributed to House is false. and Greenberg were dismayed t
ay morning, posters "I did not say that. Absolutely the posters.
elling Quotes from not," House said. "It's a complete "I was in shock. I can't belies
ential Candidates" ap- lie out of the clear blue." anyone would stoop that low1


peared in Angell Hall. The quotes
were as follows:
'I am uncommitted," Craig
Greenberg, Michigan Party;
"Homosexuality is a psycho-
sexual disease," Brent House, CC;
"I want to revitalize the
Assembly by making it more ac-
cessible to students, by empower-
ing the student body to have a
voice in University decisions that
affect them and by aggressively
fighting the Administration's 15
percent tuition increase," Jason

The CC is filing suit with the
Central Student Judiciary -
MSA's highest court.
One CC candidate said the suit
will inconvenience everyone
"This is coming at a really poor
time. It's an issue that the
Progressives think they can get
away with these kinds of things,"
said Michelle Toger, CC vice-
presidential candidate.
The CC was not able to sched-
ule a court session before elections

put outrageous lies on a poster,"
House said.
Greenberg also expressed prob-
lems with the campaign poster.
"If Brent did say it, I find it to-
tally reprehensible," Greenberg
said. "The Michigan Party com-
pletely supports homosexual rights
including adding sexual orienta-
tion to the Regental Bylaw 14.06.
Furthermore, my quote was taken
out of context and has nothing to
do with Brent's comment about
homosexuality, but rather about
the MCC ballot initiative."


Stick em up
Bumper stickers plaster the back of a van parked on Maynard Street yesterday.

Researcher discovers that lupus
changes shape of DNA molecule

* Correction
Michelle Toger, the Conservative Coalition's candidate for MSA vice president, is not currently a representative
to the assembly. This information was incorrectly reported in the editorial "The Michigan Party" in yesterday's

by Kelly Bates
A University researcher has taken
the first step in finding an effective
treatment for lupus.
Assistant chemistry Prof. Gary
Glick discovered that lupus antibod-
ies actually change the shape of the
DNA - a cell's genetic code for its
structure and function - within the
cells to which they bind.
"Antibodies are one of the body's
defense mechanisms for fighting off
bacterial and viral infections," Glick
said. "In lupus, your body recognizes
itself as being foreign. In some sense
it tries to destroy itself."
Glick said other antibodies in
addition to lupus bind to DNA, but
lupus antibodies are different in that
they begin to fight the substance in-
stead of fighting infections. He
added that the antibodies change the
shape of the DNA in a process he
calls "induced fit."
"(The antibodies are) inducing a
structural change in the DNA," he

Lupus antibodies bind to a single
strand of DNA and then "melt" into
an adjacent double strand of DNA,
producing a larger single strand that
has a much stronger bond with the
Previously, researchers did not
realize that lupus antibodies changed
the shape of the DNA. This meant
they were looking at the wrong
"One has to look at what the
DNA looks like when it is attached
to the antibody surface," Glick said.
Since the appearance of lupus 30
years ago, scientists have been pon-
dering why these antibodies target
DNA instead of diseased cells.
"That is the specific question that
we're interested in," Glick said. He

explained that if the answer to that
question were found, researchers
would be on their way to finding an
effective treatment for the disease.
David Fox, chief of rheumatol-
ogy in the University Department of
Internal Medicine and director of the
University Multipurpose Arthritis
and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Center, said lupus sufferers can have
mild to life-threatening symptoms.
He added that the disease can attack
any organ in the body.
"In severe cases, these abnormal
antibodies bind to sections of DNA
and become lodged in the patient's
kidneys where they trigger inflam-
matory reactions by white blood
cells that can lead to kidney failure,"
Fox said in a press release.

Student groups
SAmericanCivil Liberties Union,
meeting, Law Quad, Hutchins
Hall, Room 118, 7 p.m.
Q Hillel, "Europa, Europa," movie, 7
p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Q Hindu Students Council, survival
of Hinduism, MLB,Room B135,
8 p.m.
Q Japan Student Association, meet-
ing, Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room,8 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student Fel-
lowship Association, U-M
Catholic Student Fellowship, 7
p.m.; CenteringPrayer,7p.m.;St.
MaryStudentParish,331 Thomp-
son St.
U Social Group for Lesbians, Gay
Men, and Bisexuals, meeting,
East Quad, check room at front
desk, 9 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, CCRB, Martial Arts
Room, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Q Students Concerned About Ani-
mal Rights, meeting, Michigan
Union, MUG, 7:30 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8:30
Q Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbormeeting, Mason Hall,
Room 2439,8 p.m.
U U-M Amnesty International,
-.'Mat i r .- a 1W nn. 177,7

Union, Anderson Room, 8 p.m.
U U-M Students of Objectivism,
Introduction to Objectivist Epis-
temology,Chapter6, MLB,Room
B 119,7 p.m.
U ArtVideo, Bridget Riley, Art Mu-
seum, AV Room, 12:10p.m.
U CareerExploration Forum, Busi-
ness School, Hale Auditorium, 4
Q Cesar Vallejo's Trilce: A Con-
versation on Translation and a
Poetry Reading, Rackham, East
Conference Room, 4th Floor, 4
U Chemical Analysis of a Single
Human Red Blood Cell, Elving
Lecture on analytical Chemistry,
Chemistry Building,Room 1300,
4 p.m.
U Haiti Solidarity Group, Rice and
Beans Dinner, and U-M Law stu-
dents who worked with Haitian
Refugees, speakers, Guild House,
802 Monroe St., 6-8 p.m.
U Media Bias: A Comparison of the
1988 and 1992 Presidential Elec-
tions, Michigan Union, Keunzel
Room, 7 p.m.
Q Music at Espresso Royale Cafe,
Dan Orcutt, original music, 8p.m.
Q Music at Leonardo's, Bursley
Traveling Variety performing, 8-

Planning & Placement Program
Room, 4:10-5 p.m.
Q Thinking About Concentrating
in Math?, information session,
Q Using Daubechies Wavelets in
Nonparametric Regression
Modeling, Mason Hall, Room
451, 4 p.m.; coffee and cookies,
Mason Hall, Room 1443, 3:30
U What Sells: Prostitution in Post-
Communist Eastern Europe,
CREES Brown BagLecture,Lane
Hall, Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q Writing Cover Letters, Student
Activities Building, Room 3200,
CareerPlanning &PlacementPro-
gram Room, 5:10-6 p.m.
U You Can Quit!, quitting smoking
program, University Health Ser-
vice, 3rdFloorConferenceRoom,
12-1 p.m.
Student services
U ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
U Psychology Undergraduate Peer
Advisin. DeprtmentofPsvchol-

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