The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, April 14,1993 - Page 3
by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Michigan StateUniversity's (MSU)
presidential search committee an-
*nounced the withdrawal of four mem-
bers following last week's leak of the
previously secret list of potential nomi-
nees for the presidency.
The four individuals serve as trust-
ees to the university. They will continue
to serve MSU in that capacity.
Now that the 17-member search
committee has decreased by four, offi-
cials say it will be able to hold meetings
to evaluate and deliberate with the nomi-
nees in private. People who are not
members of the committee would not
be able to attend the sessions or gain
access to information about the nomi-
The committee's actions sparked
speculation from campus, community
and media representatives who claim
the committee is violating the Michigan
Open Meetings Act (OMA).
The actrequires allmeetings of state
.public bodies - including the popu-
wlarly elected Board of Trustees - to
remain open to the public. However, the
MSU presidential search committee
may hold private meetings because less
than a majority of trustee board mem-
bers will be present now that four have
The University of Michigan chose
current University President James
Duderstadt in a series of private meet-
9ings and was found guilty of violating
the OMA in a ruling by the state Court
The board members who stepped
down include Independent Russell
Mawby, Republican Jack Shingleton,
and Democrats Barbara Sawyer and
Robert Traxler, the presidential search
MSU officials said private meetings
will allow presidential applicants to feel
more comfortable because they willnot
*be publicly identified. However, this
concern is now mute because MSU's
student newspaper, The State News,
printed the names of the 134 nominees
Recentimplications ofproposed law
suits against MSU for violation of the
OMA may be dropped for now, said
officials from the Lansing State Jour-
Rick Welch, city editor for the Lan-
sing State Journal, said the newspaper
will notpursue any legal action, but will
continue to monitor carefully the ac-
tions of the MSU committee.
"We are watching them pretty closely
and if something comes up that seems
wrong, we will definitely consult our
attorney to take action," Welch said.
He added that any violations MSU
may be responsible for are not clear cut.
"The four board members that were on
!the search committee left, so it was no
longer a quorum of public officials and
our attorney was not sure we had a clear
case," he said.
by Melissa Peerless
Daily News Editor
Three campus organizations are
banding together to commemorate a
civil rights activist killed across the
world last weekend.
The African Students' Association,
the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela Center
for Anti-Racist Education and the Cen-
ter for Afroamerican and African Stud-
ies are sponsoring a memorial for slain
African National Conference (ANC)
leader Chris Hani.
The ceremony, which will take place
today at 4 p.m at the Robert Hayden
Lounge in West Engineering, was in-
spired by a declaration by the ANC
calling for an international day of re-
ber Tshenge Demana - a University
alum who grew up in South Africa -
said he thinks an Ann Arbor observance
will effectively preserve Hani's memory.
"Chris was one of the most impor-
tant people in the ANC. He has been
talking to international people foralong
time," he said.
He added that the event will be kept
"We are going to have a number of
people speak about how they feel," he
said. "We may march around Ann Ar-
bor, but that has not been decided."
White supremacists assassinated
Hani in South Africa Saturday. Before
his death, Hani led South Africa's Com-
munist Party and served as amember of
the ANC's policy-making board.
Since Hani's assassination, Black
South Africans have been rioting to
protest his death. Several people were
killed, many during a police raid on a
memorial service for the leader.
That takes the cake MICHELLE GUYI Daily
Tom Klepach, winner of a cake contest sponsored by a local record store yesterday, browses through one of his
prizes - a cookbook. Tom shaved his head to decorate his beaver cake with real hair.
Exiled Chinese leader appears in photograph
HONG KONG (AP) - Former
Chinese Communist Party boss Zhao
Ziyang appeared in a published photo-
graph yesterday for the first time since
he was ousted in 1989 for sympathizing
with pro-democracy demonstrators.
The Hong Kong Standard and Wah
Kiu Yat Po newspapers said the picture
was taken last month in Changsha dur-
ing Zhao's first reported trip out of
Beijing since the crackdown on the
democracy movement. The photograph
was obtained from Chinese sources, the
Zhao's trip may reflect the willing-
ness of Chinese leaders to grant him
greater freedom as an acknowledgment
of his role in developing China's mar-
ket-style economic reforms.
It may also be part of China's effort
to improve its international image to
boostits chances of being picked as host
for the 2000 Summer Olympics and
restoring good relations with the United
Zhao looked healthy and relaxed
while sharing a laugh with a friend
whose face was blacked out for what the
newspapers said was "personal safety
reasons."Despite the apparent leniency
toward Zhao, it is not prudent for a
Chinese to be seen with someone who
has not been officially rehabilitated.
The Hong Kong newspapers said
Party leader left his
home in Beijing after
almost 3 years of exile
from China, due to his
involvement in the pro-
democracy protest on
Tiananmen Square on
May 19, 1989.
Zhao's trip in March included stops in
Hunan and two provinces noted for
their speedy economic reforms -
Guangxi and Hainan.
Thereports also saidZhaonow plays
golf once a week, a further indication he
is being allowed greater freedom.
Xiaoping, was last seen in public in
Beijing's Tiananmen Square on May
19,1989, when he tearfully told demon-
strators: "We have come too late. The
problems you have raised will eventu-
ally be resolved."
Shortly afterward, he was accused
of "splitting the party and supporting
the turmoil" and put under house arrest
in agracious, traditional courtyardhome
at No.6 Rich and Strong Lane in central
After a long delay in considering the
case, the Communist Party's Central
Committee voted last October to up-
hold Zhao's ouster, saying he made
The leadership apparently decided
not to rehabilitate Zhao because even a
partial clearing of his name would be
read by most Chinese as an admission
that the 1989 crackdown was amistake.
But some of Zhao's former aides
have been rehabilitated. And liberals
are believed to have argued that the
party could use Zhao's expertise in re-
form and that he should be given a new,
lower level post.
Blizzard, holiday debt cause
decline in March retail sales
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ameri-
cans sharply curtailed retail spending
in March as they dug out from the
Blizzard of '93 and an avalanche of
credit card debt from a holiday shop-
Sales plunged 1 percent to a sea-
sonally adjusted $166.9 billion, the
It was the worst drop since January
1991, during the depths of the reces-
The Clinton administration seized
on the report as evidence its $16 billion
jobs bill is needed to keep the recovery
alive. Senate Republicans, citing the
need to reduce the budget deficit, have
blocked the bill with a filibuster.
Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown
said the sales slump "provides compel-
ling evidence that recovery is at risk
unless decisive action is taken when
Congress returns next week."
But Senate Republican Leader Bob
Dole of Kansas accused the administra-
tion of mounting a "snow job" to con-
in sales could be cured by more govern-
Private economists said that pain-
fully slow improvement in the labor
market and Americans' income growth
were at least partially behind the March
decline. But many don't believe Presi-
dent Clinton's stimulus package will
make much difference.
Here are some winners of the
77th Pulitzer awards:
Public service: Miami
Herald, Hurricane Andrew
Mike Toner, Atlanta Journal-
Constitution, "When Bugs
Beat reporting: Paul
Ingrassia and Joseph White,
The Wall Street Journal,
management turmoil at
National reporting: David
Maraniss, The Washington
Post, the life and political
record of Bill Clinton
John Burns, The New York
Times, destruction in
Sarajevo and atrocities in
International reporting: Roy
Gutman, Newsday, disclosure
of atrocities in Croatia and
Investigative reporting: Jeff
Brazil and Steve Berry, The
Orlando Sentinal, exposure of
the unjust seizure of millions
of dollars from motorists by a
sheriff's drug squad.
Balmaseda, The Miami
Herald, turmol in Haiti and
Cuban-Americans in Miami
Pulitzer Prize winners
NEW YORK (AP)-'The Colum-
biaJournalism Review announced yes-
terday the 1993 Pulitzer Prize win-
ners. This is the 77th time the Pultizers
have been awarded.
The Pulitzer forbiography went to
David McCullough for "Truman."
The prize for fiction was awarded
to "A Good Scent from a Strange
Mountain," by Robert Butler.
Tony Kushner won the dramaprize
for "Angels in America: Millennium
Garry Wills received the Pulitzer
for general non-fiction for "Lincoln at
The award for poetry went to
Louise Gluck for "The Wild Iris."
The Miami Herald won the public
service gold medal for its coverage of
Hurricane Andrew's devastation.
The prize for explanatory journal-
ism went to Mike Toner of The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution for "When Bugs
Bite Back," a series on the diminish-
ing effectiveness of antibiotics and
The national reporting prize was
awarded to David Maraniss of The
Washington Post for articles on the
life and political record of candidate
Wall Street Journal reporters Paul
Ingrassia and Joseph White received
the beat reporting prize for their cov-
erage of management turmoil at Gen-
The criticism prize went toMichael
Dirda of The Washington Post for his
book reviews, and the editorial
cartooning prize went to Stephen
Benson of The Arizona Republic.
In photography, the spot news prize
went to Ken Geiger and William
Snyder of The Dallas Morning News
pics in Barcelona.
The staff of The Associated Press
won the feature prize for images of the
1992 presidential campaign.
The board that awards the Pulitzers
gave no prize this year in the editorial
It was the seventh time that no
prize was awarded in that category.
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