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4- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 10, 1993

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420 Maynard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Edited and managed
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University of Michigan

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Editor in Chief
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Unless otherwise noted, unsigned editorials reflect the majority opinion of the Daily editorial board.
All other cartoons, articles and letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Daily.

.BNEANT. AEOTA E-fOCKEY7
Students comment on Mo's coaching

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Things have taken a similar course during this
year's debate over funding to the Ann Arbor Ten-
ants Union. An employee of the tenants union
claims an MSA representative has repeatedly ha-
rassed and threatened her, these actions even oc-
curring outside of assembly meetings.
And the disrespect extends to the University
administration. Our MSA representatives are the
average student's only liaison to the folk in the
Fleming building. The people who run this institu-

shape our campus - issues on which they will
make vital decisions.
And these antics are what we get from the
representatives who even bother to come to MSA
meetings at all. Absences are staggering, with the
assembly failing even to make quorum several
times during the past year. Simply put, our repre-
sentatives can not even spare two hours on Tues-=
day evenings to help make the University a better
place.
Many members of the Michigan Student As-
sembly do not conduct themselves with the dignity
expected of regular students as a highly selective
university, let alone the modicum of respect that
should be expected from student leaders. For that
matter, they don't even act like adults.

To the Daly:
With the recent loss to Wisconsin,
we, the superfans, wish to present an
alternative to losing - Ditka. It is
self-evident that the current head
coach cannot effectively motivate
and inspire the football team or the
university to play well enough to win
every game that we are capable of.
Ditka can fill the hole left by the
immortal Bo. Ditka is the man who
restored pride to the great city of
Chicago, and he can bring the punch
back to football Saturdays.
Ditka vs. the Big Ten? Ditka.
Ditka vs. Ohio State? Ditka. Mini-
Ditka vs. Michigan State? Ditka.
Ditka vs. Penn State? Ditka. Ditka
vs. Notre Dame? Ditka.
Clearly Ditka is the choice for
Michigan football.
So before another superstar
athlete leaves the team for personal
reasons or we suffer another
humiliating loss to another sub-par
Big Ten football team, get the coach
(Ditka).
MAX EFFOEN
ROCK FOWLER
LSA seniors
To the Daily:
Michigan football coach Gary
Moeller was quoted in a recent
edition of the Ann Arbor News as
stating, "The win against Purdue ...
was one of the biggest victories I've
had since I've been here." This
shows what a loser mentality our

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MICHELLE GUY/Daily

In aain, out Main
NCAA should let players test waters, return to school

coach has. Hey, coach, Purdue is
now 1-8. They are not a powerhouse.
Moeller, it's time to get some
gynelotrimin because your yeast
infection is spreading to your brain.
Hey, Moeller. Halloween's over.
Time to take off your mask and see
reality. Hell with the Rose Bowl
every year. It's time for a national
championship. Play number 6 against
Minnesota and Ohio State. He's
really good - I swear.
Moeller, I bet I can guess your
play calling for next game. First

T he National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) should consider a proposal that, if
enacted, would finally grant long-overdue rights to
players. This proposal would grant college basket-
ball and football players a one-time exemption that
would allow them to enter the National Basketball
Association (NBA) or National Football League
(NFL)draft, without jeopardizing their eligibility to
play college athletics. This means that players who
are not picked for the draft, or who do not sign with
the team that chooses them, would still be allowed to
return to their college team. Currently players lose
their eligibility as soon as they declare for the draft,
whether or not they are picked, signed, or ever play
professionally. This new proposal would grant play-
ers the right to look at their professional interests and
test their marketability without being penalized.
This proposal could encourage some athletes to
leave school early. Opponents of the proposal say
that anything that encourages or even allows stu-
dents to leave school before graduating is against the
educational goals of universities and hence should
not be allowed. But this argument is unfair.
These players only have a few years to play
professionally, but they have a whole lifetime to get
an education. Also, many people fail to realize that
it is our current system that actually undermines
education. We all know and remember the big name
players like Shaquille 0'Neal who left college early

for NBA success. However, we need to consider the
players who were in college, entered the draft and
were not chosen, and who, consequently, were un-
able to return to college because they lost their
scholarships.
Another reason people object to the proposal, is
that it will hurt both professional and college coaches.
A common argument is that NBA and NFL general
managers would have the problem of drafting play-
ers who then decide to return to college. However,
general managers confer with the players exten-
sively before they draft them and have a strong idea
of what conditions the athletes would accept before
the draft takes place.
People also argue that the proposal would cause
college coaches to lose top players who leave their
teams early in order to enter the draft. However,
players like Sean Higgins, who left Michigan after
his junior season for the 1990 NBA Draft and was
not chosen until the final pick, would likely return.
Of course, under this proposal would be more
inclined to leave school early. It is understandable
that coaches want to have their best players for as
long as they can. But if players want to leave, they
should have the right to do so without sacrificing
their eligibility. The concerns of coaches should take
a back seat to the freedom and rights of students.
Student athletes should be the ones who benefit most
from their talent.

Coursepacks a ripoff;
make them yourself
To the Daily:
Tell me if this makes sense. On
Nov. 1, I bought a coursepack at
Michigan Document Services. The
coursepack was "highly
recommended" by a political science
professor, and we students were
advised it would cost between $4 and
$5. This particular coursepack was
not a random scattering of newspaper
articles or essays, but instead an
instructional manual on how to
perform a computer simulation.
The coursepack cost $5.95 plus a
96-cent surcharge the shop uses to
pay its court costs in fighting the
now-famous copyright royalty rule.
With tax, my total came to $7.19. So
what? This coursepack contained a
whopping 48 pages with a total of 84
copied sides. It was not even bound,
although it did contain to pretty, blue
covers filled with self-promotion and
a big, fat staple.
Making this purchase was totally
illogical. I can check it out at the
reserve desk, take it to Kinko's or
another copy place, and duplicate' the
entire thing at five cents-per-copy.
Presto, I just made the manual myself
for $4.20. I save $3 and I didn't
break any copy laws.
Why are students forced to pay so
much? Coursepack printers have a
long running joke they've been
telling. Students are the unlucky butt
of it.
JEFF KIRKEY
LSA junior
society not to blame

Republicans has a legitimate
argument concerning the educational
aspects of the letter. AIDS, as a
social disease, is spread most
prominently through irresponsible
sex and drug use. This could be
"cured," slowed or prevented if
people were more responsible in their
own actions.
The facts: people refuse to buy
into these empty arguments that
society is responsible for individual
acts. If you are truly concerned with
"saving a school kid's life,"
shouldn't you go with sure winners
such as abstinence from sex and
drugs, instead of trying to be so
"understanding," because that can't
do anything for them once they're
infected.
RACHEL ROUSE
LSA junior
HIV counselors rebut
AIDS morality claimS
To the Daily:
This is a response to the posters
with messages such as "Want to cure
AIDS? Try Morality," and "Family
values cure AIDS," put up by
College Republicans at the beginning
of AIDS Awareness Week. As health
professionals who do HIV
counseling and testing for University
students, we take issue with these
posters.
First, as most of us know, there is
no cure for AIDS. While there are
medical and environmental
interventions that can prolong health
once one has been infected with HIV,
the virus that causes AIDS, no one
has yet figured out how to cure

down: run up the middle. Second
down: run Wheatley short-side so he
can't utilize his agility and speed.
Third down: pass. Fourth down: punt
on the opposing team's 30-yard line
for a 10 yard net or put in Pete
Elezovic, who has the best accuracy
of any kicker. He can hit the cross
bar and bounce the ball of it from any
range. Hey, Michigan, it's noon on
Saturday. Do you care where your
football team is?
ASHER STOLLER
LSA senior
they are acting out of a sense of
respect for themselves and their
partners. While abstinence from
sexual intercourse and refraining
from sharing IV needles are two
ways to reduce risk, there are many
others that may be more appropriate
for some individuals.
G EN STEWAiRT
Program Coordinator
University Health Services
Counseling and Testing Program
(Letter was signed by several
members of the counseling staff)
'Not all vegetarians
are chickens'
To the Daily:
In a wonderful example of
Hegel's dialectic, Mitchell
Szczepanczyk ("You can't eat
chicken and be a vegetarian," 11/4/
93) criticizes Daily columnist Jean
Twenge's ideas on vegetarianism
("Not all vegetarians are hippies,"
10/19/93). In doing so, hie
unwittingly (perhaps) help to
illustrate her point, and highlights the
"cunning of reason" present in her
work.
I submit that the synthesis of
these views will produce a new
concept of vegetarians which shall be
entitled: "Not all vegetarians are
chickens."
JOHN SEEGER
Public Health graduate student
Wrtes heDaly
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6

Michigan State University football
i layers, coaches and students showed
admirable restraint Saturday in the fight
during the last seven seconds of the
r orthwestern game.
In the final stretch of the fourth
q.┬░arter, the Wildcats' quarterback
threw an incomplete pass into the end
zone. Scuffles broke out between line-
men, turning into a big fight that was
labeled a "melee" by the Detroit News
and Free Press. A Northwestern player
h tSpartan defensive tackle Aaron Jack-

evading some Wildcats.
In an event that could have turned
into a disaster like the one during the
Wisconsin-Michigan game, the Green
and White showed they were above the
fray, largely because of George Perles
and the other coaches. The coaching
staff held the team back and kept them
on the bench.
Their effort was rewarded with an
extra 15-yard penalty and respect in the
eyes of the fans and people around the
state.

tans look restrained and the Wildcats
look like unruly cretins.
The credit, however, goes to the
coaches. Had the coaches stepped back
from the bench, the team probably
would have rushed the field to support
its fellow Spartans against the enemy.
But Perles and his assistants held their
ground. If the players had gone, the
fans very well may have followed.
In light of the skewed presidential
search and the myriad other scandals
that have been plaguing the university,

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