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Walkons come out
for the opportunity
of a lifetime

It's Frost with an attitude
and you're welcome to join

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One hundred three years f editorial freedom

Recovered
alcoholic
*advocates
moderation
By RANDY LEBOWITZ
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
It's OK to drink, said Mike Green,
but make sure you do it in modera-
ion.
Green, a recovering alcoholic and
former hockey
player for the
Pittsburgh
Penguins, of-
fered his mes-
a sage to an au-
dience of about
300 students at
Rackham au-
' ditorium last
night.
"Go out
Alcho and drink the
alcohol, have a
.r. good time and
Wee be very careful
that you're not
taking the alcohol for granted," he
said.
Encouraging audience members
to be aware of how many times a year
they get drunk, he passed out a ditto
listing holidays and other events
throughout the year that are usually
days when college students consume
alcohol in mass quantities.
And while many audience mem-
bers did not think they got drunk that
often, after using his guidelines to'
calculate the number of times they get
*wasted" during the year, they were
surprised by how often they actually
do.
Green said his problem with alco-
hol began because he did not realize
how many days out of the year he was
drunk.
"I don't have an alcohol problem,
I have a disease and an illness. I'm a
recovering alcoholic, I've been sober
"or 16 years. I live one day at a time.
It didn't start out as a disease and an
illness. It started out as a problem
with denial, not knowing what a prob-
lem was," he said.
By asking the audience for a show
of hands, Green was able to deter-
mine that most of those in attendance
had vomited from drinking, many had
beer goggled and slept with someone
because of alcohol, and many had
done something they regretted be-
cause they were drunk.
"You don't have to be an alco-
holic to have a one-night alcohol prob-
lem," he said.
And by presenting the audience
with examples of students across the
country who have been jailed, in-
jured, raped or killed because of alco-
hol-related activity, he forced stu-
lents to think about alcohol's conse-
quences.
The audience stopped laughing at
Green's jokes, and fell silent when he
asked, "How many of you had a friend
in high school who was killed in a
drunk driving accident?"
More than 75 percent of audience
members raised their hands.

Green also encouraged friends to
See GREEN, Page 2

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Daly Waters
Dunmarra Roadhouse Elliott
Renner Springs
Tennant Creek
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Barrow Creek
The Maize and Blue is still Ti Tree
having problems with its solarTr
array, but the car moved up a Alice Springs.
spot in yesterday's racing, to agĀ«
10th. The car has covered 1,334 Kulgera Mi'higan
miles of its 1,900-mile journey. aria?
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Port Pirie
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Honda's Dream
comes through;

By PETER MATTHEWS ing to outrun the time of its prev
DAILY STAFF REPORTER performance.
NORTH OF COOBER PEDY, Despite a fruitless search Tu
Australia - The University's solar night for some spare flux to imp
car team set up camp along the fields the efficiency of its ailing array
north of Coober Pedy after clouds, team has not succumbed to dem
thunderstorms and locusts helped ization. They still intend to race
Maize & Blue overtake one competi- and continue at a pace that w
for and gain ground on three others. continued, beat their 1990 pred
The car is now in ninth place in the sors.
World Solar Challenge on the fifth Yesterday's overcast sky gav
day of racing. team an advantage over the front
Honda's Dream cruised into ners and enabled them to ove
Adelaide early this morning with a California State's Solar Eagle II
record-setting time of 35 hours. feat that boosted team confidenc
The University's team is still aim- See SOLAR CAR, Pa

vious
esday
prove
y, the
ioral-
hard
ill, if
eces-
e the
t run-
rtake
-a
e and
ge 2

MSA candidate ri

By KAREN TALASKI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Candidates up for election usually
try not to air their dirty laundry in
public, but students running in the

1993 Michi-
gan Student
Assembly
Fall elections
seem to be
taking the op-
posite ap-
proach during
their cam-
paigns.
Political
rivalries

M$A
ELECTION
No.16 and 17

MSA's Central Student Judiciary,
(CSJ) - the student government's
judiciary branch - in an attempt to
protest the way the assembly has con-
ducted this election.
Andrew Willeke, vice chair of the
Rules and Elections Committee and
Law school representative, said three
cases have been filed with the court;
Beavis n' Butt-Head v. MSA,
disputing the election director's deci-
sion to prohibit the use of nicknames
for party members;
Beavis n' Butt-Head v. MSA,
claiming MSA missed the deadline
requiring the assembly to display a
sample ballot by Nov. 11; and,
Keg Party v. Beavis n' Butt-
Head, alleging the party name of
"Beavis n' Butt-Head" is deceptive.
Beavis n' Butt-Head candidate

valries spark
Brent House said he thinks his party "I don't th
has a good chance of winning all three for argument,'
cases because it has been preparing cause someon
its defense since the suits were filed mean it shoul
earlier this week. Beavis n' I
"Students have a right to use what- criticizes the a
ever name they want," House said. sample ballot
"What we're suing on is legislative the dates cited
intent. (MSA) had a full term to de- schedule, Hou
cide if it wanted to change the code." "If they ca
MSA's complied code states a own rules and
candidate's Declaration of Candidacy a slap in the fa
shall contain the candidate's name as added.
it is to appear on the ballot - without The third<
mention of nicknames or their use. Party, alleges
Election Director Christian Payne use of a traden
said he stands by his decision to dis- assembly in jec
allow nicknames on the ballot "100 should be rem
percent." He said he thinks the entire Keg Party
situation has been blown out of pro- said it has be
portion. question the

ink there's much room
" Payne said. "Just be-
ne wants one doesn't
d change."
Butt-Head's second suit
ssembly for posting the
later than required by
3 in the code's election
se said.
an't even follow their
regulations, they need
ce to get in line," House
suit, filed by the Keg
Beavis n' Butt-Head's
marked name places the
opardy of a lawsuit and
oved from the ballot.
member Taryn Merkl
een a Keg tradition to
validity of the other

three lawsuits

among candidates have begun with a
flourish, full of drama and courtroom
flash.
Two parties have filed suits with

Archer Jr. anticipates o.~ .'S
future of dad's Detroit.

By DAVID SHEPARDSON
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Americans are particularly fasci-
nated with the children of politicians.
Think of Amy Carter and Chelsea
Clinton. But here at the University,
the sons of the Detroit mayor-elect go
to school just like the other 35,000
students.
In a free-wheeling interview that
lasted 30 minutes, one of his two
sons, Dennis Archer Jr., a third-year
law student, talked about the negative
campaign advertisements, life as the
son of the new mayor and the Michi-
gan basketball team.
Archer, who lives in a large single
in the Law Quad, replete with a glass
table and chairs, discussed his hectic
schedule during the campaign as his
"Dad's aide."
Putting aside a full schedule of
law school classes, Archertook a week
off during the primary and about 10
days in November for the general
election.
"I had classes on Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesdays," he said. "Ev-

ery Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., I would
go home until 10 p~m. Sunday.
"I brought my books home but
rarely did I crack them," he said.
Wearing Nike Air Max shoes and
a light blue turtleneck, Archer talks
most passionately about the negative
- and what many called "mislead-
ing" - advertisements run by Sharon
McPhail, his father's opponent in the
mayoral campaign.
"I'm really pissed off about that,"
he said. "It angered me when the
opposition ran ads they knew were
untrue, just to attack my dad. It was
unbelievable.
"Many people encouraged my dad
to go on the attack, but he stayed on
the high road as long as he could."
Archer said he and his family spent
about 45 minutes filming a widely-
seen ad of them sitting on the steps.
"It takes time," he said.
Archer believes his father will take
action to fix the biggest problems
facing Detroit.
"The most important decisions
See ARCHER, Page 2

party's names. Although last year's
suits were mostly filed in jest, Merkl
stressed the serious problem posed by
the name of Beavis n' Butt-Head.
"Of course, obviously, they're not
Beavis and Butt-Head," Merkl said.
"We're concerned also that people
who would vote for them because of
the name and not what they believe
in.
If the party loses the suit, MSA
Vice President Brian Kight said
Beavis n' Butt-Head candidates would
be forced to change the names used
on the ballot. He said the chances of
this happening are slim because the
Keg Party filed their suit after the
deadline.
All three cases will be heard be-
fore CSJ tonight at 8 p.m. in MSA
chambers.
N.J. Gov-
elect denies
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov.-
elect Christie Whitman's campaign
manager said yesterday he "went too
far" in claiming that the campaign
paid Black ministers and Democratic
workers to suppress voter turnout.
Whitman denied that such payments
were made.
Democratic officials, Black clergy
and civil rights groups called for in-
vestigations of the activities campaign
manager Ed Rollins had described.
The Justice Department had no im-
mediate comment.
"Even the idea that the Black
clergy and the Black church is for sale
is repugnant and an absolute affront
to us," said the Rev. Reginald Jack-
son, chairman of the political action
committee for the Black Ministers
Council of New Jersey.
Rollins told reporters in Washing-
ton on Tuesday that the campaign
spent about $500,000} in "walking-
around money."
He said Black ministers who had
endorsed Gov. Jim Florio were asked
not to exhort their congregations to
vote for the gnvernor. In return. he

Dennis Archer Jr. relaxes in his room in the Law Quad yesterday.

The quest for letters of recommendation proves arduous as deadlines loom

By COURTNEY WEINER
FOR THE DAILY
Yn have enme tn every class,

ing that maintaining strong academic
records and gaining practical experi-
ence are only two of the steps to

While recommendations may stall
the application process, they can be
useful.

Although many professors are
willing to write recommendations for
any student who asks, some say ask-

professors require less.
A psychology professor who
wished to remain nameless said, "I try'

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