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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 16, 1994 - 5

JGraduate
library
opens doors
for tours
By JENNIFER HARVEY
For the Daily
You never need to say the words,
I can't get out of the Grad!" again.
Any interested University students
or faculty members can avoid such
calamity by participating in guided
tours of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library being held this week.
The annual tours are continuing
is fall after positive past response.
The 45-minute tour provides knowl-
edge of the Grad layout and increased
awareness of its resources.
Head of Circulation Susan Wood-
ing said she believes the tours to be
very beneficial, especially to new stu-
dents and faculty.
"It's common knowledge that the
Grad is a very complicated building,"
Oe said.
First- year doctoral candidate and
tour participant Juan Nagel agreed,
"saying, "It was very worthwhile."
Many students and faculty may
not be aware of all the Grad has to
offer, Wooding said.
Among the resources she cited are
a collection of over 2.5 million vol-
umes, extensive study space with sev-
hundred open carrels, the rare
k collection including social pro-
test literature, and the map and
papyrology collections that rank
among the best in the United States.
"The availability of electronic ac-
cess to collection information and
journals draws quite a few patrons to
the Grad," Wooding said.
The guided tours began the first
week of classes and will continue
*rough Friday, Sept. 16. There are
two tours per day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Spaces are available for 15 people per
tour. A pre-tour sign-up sheet is lo-
cated at the North Circulation desk.
Wooding added that those not able
to participate in the tours can ask for
assistance at any of five public ser-
vice desks, two of which are open
during all Grad hours.
She also said a system for self-
uided tours is forthcoming this term.
Other help can be found easily in the
newly published Graduate Library
guide available throughout .both its
buildings.
Temptations get
JrIollywood Walk
of Fame star
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The
Temptations got a star on the Holly-
wood Walk of Fame, and it sits right
next to a star of their legendary con-
temporaries - The Supremes.
The Temptations, who produced
such hits as "Papa Was a Rolling
one," "Get Ready," "I Can't Get
Next to You" and "Cloud Nine," are
enjoying success on the nostalgia tour
in recent years.

The Temptations' star is the
2,034th on the fabled walkway. Ali-
Qliie Woodson, Theo Peoples, Melvin
Franklin and Otis Williams attended
Wednesday's ceremony. Ron Tyson
was unable to attend.
Williams said he wished the late
Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffm,
original members of the Motown
Records group, could have been there.
Smokey Robinson was there to
support his pals - the group that
persuaded him years ago to let them
record his seminal hit "My Girl."
'The Temps are my brothers and
my greatest thrill is to know and sing
with them," Robinson said.

'U' receives grant
to fund women's
education project

JONATHI-AN LURIE/D~aily

A man preaches to students passing in the Diag yesterday afternoon. Some students find local preachers' orations
offensive, while others say they are just exercising their right to free speech.
Campus Ministry 'warnigs'
upset and amuse Diag gatheing

By ROBIN BARRY
Daily Staff Reporter
Across the nation, women's orga-
nizations focusing on social change
and the empowerment of women are
overburdened and under-funded, says
Carol Hollenshead, director of the
University's Center for the Education
of Women (CEW).
But CEW is working to change all
that. Thanks in part to a $146,000
award from the W.K. Kellogg Foun-
dation, directors of public service or-
ganizations for women and girls are
getting leadership training through a
program run by CEW and another
woman's advocacy group.
"The leaders of such organiza-
tions frequently have 'grown up' with
the organization or have made the
transition to leadership after having
been service providers in the organi-
zation," she said.
In an effort to support and en-
hance the skills of these leaders, CEW
- in a joint endeavor with the Michi-
gan Women's Foundation - estab-
lished the Michigan Women's Lead-
ership project, almost two years ago.
The project is also supported by
grants from the Frey and Nokimos
foundations, which are based in Grand
Rapids.
The program provides leadership
training annually to about 15 direc-
tors of private nonprofit and public
agencies serving women and girls in
Michigan.
Jan Worth, coordinator of the
Adult Resource and Women's Center
at University of Michigan Flint and a
recent participant in the program, de-

scribed the benefits to her and her
staff.
"It saved our lives, I consider it a
professional turning point," she said.
"The people who work for me would
second that."
Worth said the project also helped
her on a personal level.
"I was given the opportunity to
discuss the problems I'd been having
with other women in the same posi-
tion," Worth said. "It made me feel
less alone."
The project's participants attend
three three-day training sessions
throughout the year. They examine
the dynamics of leadership in a
women's organization and evaluate
their own leadership and management
skills. Through the project they are
given an opportunity to network with
other participants.
The program also collects data on
women's organizations and leader-
ship.
Susan Kaufmann, associate direc-
tor of CEW, said, "The literature is
pretty skimpy," she said. "There's
not a lot of research out there on
nonprofit organizations."
"What we're really trying to do is
help organizations improve them-
selves so that they can better help the
people they serve," Kaufmann said.
She said the CEW is the oldest
university-based women's center in
the country that has the comprehen-
sive mission of providing service ad-
vocacy and research.
"We focus on woman's education
and careers as well as on then issues
women face in their lives," she said.

By JOSH WHITE
For the Daily
"Get a clue, you fucking idiot!" a student yelled as he
stormed away from the gathering on the Diag.
In what has become a familiar sight, two men stood
before about 100 students yesterday near the "M" preach-
ing about how "God is coming" and declaring, "Warnings
to all." One stood atop a platform, the other, a Michigan
alum, donned a judge's robe and waved a gavel.
"You are all sinners, and you will be damned to hell,"
the man on the platform bellowed, blowing a whistle at
one of his dissenters.
Denouncing gays and lesbians, evolutionism, astrol-
ogy, pornography and many groups of people, a minister
belonging to Campus Ministry USA shouted at hundreds
of passersby and engaged in heated argument with stu-
dents during the early hours of the afternoon.
"Students are interested," said Campus Ministry USA
minister Rick Warzywak, who was overseeing his fellow
minister's speech."The students may not agree with us,
but whenever we speak and wherever we go, we attract
attention."
And the Ministry covers a lot of territory.
Warzywak estimated that Campus Ministry USA
reaches more than 200 college campuses each year and
that there is a network of ministers spanning the entire
country.
"We are a nondenominational group of preachers that
comes out not to lead students to a denomination but to

steer them to the word of God, to help them investigate,"
Warzywak said.
"No one is looking for money or affiliation. A lot of
people think that we don't care for them or that we are
offensive, but we do care for them. The greatest love
we can extend is to warn them about their ways," he
added.
Students on the Diag said that what the man preached
was insulting and offensive.
"This guy's just another lunatic who comes to our
campus trying to preach his load of crap," said SNRE
senior Kevin McDaniels. "People come by and stop to
laugh at him or mock him. I don't think anything really
comes out of it."
LSA first-year student Olga Savic said she was upset
by the man's remarks, as she drifted back into the crowd
after trying to leave.
"I'm really mad. I believe in freedom of speech and
that he should be allowed to come and say what he wants,
but he's an asshole," Savic said, keeping an ear on what
the man was then screaming.
"The good that comes out of all of this is that it raises
people's emotions. It provokes discussion about the is-
sues that he raises and makes people realize all that is
really wrong with this world," she said.
LSA first-year student Eric Breck agreed."It shows
that these people are out there, that they exist. It makes it
so that we cannot ignore what they say, but also helps us
deal with it."

Law student's trial delayed

Engler funds zoo with 'youth at risk'
money, angers Grand Rapids residents

By JAMES M. NASH
Daily Staff Reporter
Even as his trial for trespassing
into the Law School dean's office is
delayed, Hugh Brooks still is fighting
to have the case dismissed.
The second-year Law student was
scheduled to face trial yesterday on
charges of trespassing and failing to
identify himself accurately. The
charges stem from an incident March
15 when Brooks entered then-Law
Dean Lee Bollinger's office in the
evening to protest the dean's decision
to jeopardize funding to the Public
Interest Office.
Bollinger said after the incident
that Brooks "was quite obnoxious"
and posed a risk to his safety. The
dean called the Department of Public
Safety to have Brooks taken away.
Brooks refused to go, telling of-
ficers, "I'm not leaving, arrest me,"
according to the police report.
Brooks is active in the Public In-
terest Office, which handles cases for
the disadvantaged
The fate of the office came into
question early this year when
Bollinger threatened to cut funding
and ultimately leave the office's fu-
ture to his successor.
Brooks was on the trial docket for
yesterday, but courthouse renovations
forced a delay until Sept. 30. In the

meantime, Brooks said he plans to
press the county prosecutor's office
to dismiss the case.
"My attorney tells me he believes
he convinced the prosecutor to drop
the case, but nothing is certain until
we see what actually happens in court,"
Brooks said.
But Assistant Prosecutor Jack
Simms said the county still is pursu-
ing the case. He declined to comment
on whether his office plans to dismiss
the case, which Bollinger has re-
quested.
"We're always willing to listen;
we'll need to listen to what the Law
school wants, what the University of
Michigan wants, and the Department
of Public Safety wants," Simms said.
"Obviously the buck stops with us."
Bollinger has asked the prosecutor
to dismiss charges against Brooks.
But the Department of Public Safety,
which has a policy of following
through on litigation, wants the county
to prosecute the case.
Bollinger said Brooks realized the
consequences of his actions. "Arrest-
ing him seemed to be penalty enough,"
the former dean said in May.
Simms already has rejected a plea
bargain from Brooks' lawyer to drop
the trespassing charge and try the stu-
dent for failing to identify himself
correctly, a lesser charge.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -
Inner-city residents angered over Gov.
John Engler's $1 million award to the
local zoo from a fund designed to help
"youth at risk" say they will take their
case to Lansing.
"If an elected official takes money
without authorization from the legis-
lative body and gives it to a totally
irrelevant cause - like for a fish tank
- it is clearly a misuse of public
funds," said Leona Spencer, a mem-
ber of the Concerned Citizens Coun-
cil and head of the Sarah Allen Cen-
ter, which designs programs for in-
ner-city youth.
The council is made up of 30 orga-
nizations and individuals from Grand
Rapids' inner city. Members accuse
Engler of overlooking the needs of
low-income youths by donating the
money to the John Ball Zoo's $20
million fund-raising campaign.
The budget legislation providing
the $3.5 million in state funds says it
is to be used for "programs that pro-
vide recreational opportunities for
children at risk of violence." About
$2 million from the fund is being

appropriated for improvements at
Detroit's Belle Isle park.
Residents of Grand Rapids' south-
east side, which has been plagued by
youth violence, have questioned how
the grant could help stem urban vio-
lence. The grant will help build ex-
hibits at the county-owned zoo.
"In our minds, this was not a racist
act by the governor but rather a politi-
cal act of indifference, unprecedented
in the political history of Michigan.
No governor has ever committed such
a contemptuous act that inflames the
senses," Rodney Brooks, president of
the Grand Rapids Urban League, said
at a news conference yesterday.
Council members also said they
would march on Lansing and demand
a full investigation by the Attorney
General's office.
The governor and zoo officials
have defended the grant, saying chil-
dren of all socioeconomic levels en-
joy the facility.
When Engler presented the grant
at the zoo last month, he was greeted
by protesters.
Engler countered that the zoo is

the area's largest cultural attraction
and that it helps at-risk children by
providing school tours and by send-
ing zoo volunteers into the commu-
nity.
He since has said he will stand by
the grant.
On Tuesday, about 50 people at-
tended a Zoo Advisory Board meet-
ing to ask that the money be
reappropriated to the county to be
used for its original purpose. The board
took no action. Protesters say they
don't expect the money to be returned.
Zoo Director John Lewis said he
believes the appropriation is justi-
fied.

Fiday
U Reception for Worker's
League Candidate Helen Hal-
yard, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 5-7 p.m., (810)967-2924
U U-M Ninjutsu Club, beginners
welcome, IMSB, G-21, 6:30-8
p.m., 761-8251
U "Styles of Thought" by Robert
Sternbhor af Vale ITnivrsitv.

U Horace Lunt, On Nationalist
Bias in Slavic Studies: Facts,
Assumptions, Opinions and
Consequences, Slavistics and
Ideology, A Michigan Slavic
Colloquium, Rackham, East Con-
ference Room, 4th floor, 4 p.m.,
764-5355
U Festifall, Diag, lla.m.-4p.m.
Saturdav

House Students Involved for
the Global Neighborhood
(SIGN), Guild House, 802
Monroe St., 5 p.m., 662-5189
U SAI Professional Women's
Music Fraternity mass meet-
ing, SAI Prof. Women's Music
Fraternity, Music School, meet
at message board, 4:30 p.m.,
930-0076
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