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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 7, 1994 - 5

'U' honors
lesbians,
gays in
October
By ROBIN BARRY
Daily Staff Reporter
The University celebrates Octo-
ber as the first nation-wide Lesbian
Gay Bisexual History Month as
named by the LGB Library Archives
in Chicago.
Director of the Lesbian Gay Bi-
sexual Programs Office (LGBPO)
Wnni Sanlo said the primary purpose
the month is education and celebra-
tion.
"It is important for people every-
where to learn about the unique con-
tributions made by lesbian, gay and
bisexual people to the history of the
world," she said.
Sanlo said many historical heroes
were lesbian, gay or bisexual. She listed
Mvichelangelo, Tchaikovsky,
Alexander the Great and Eleanor
Roosevelt as a few of these prominent
figures.
Along with knowing the history,
Sanlo said it is important for lesbian
gay and bisexual people to know they
are not alone.
"When I was young I remember
feeling so isolated and alone," she
said. "I was a music major. If I'd
krpwn that so many prominent com-
posers were also lesbian, gay or bi-
sexual than it probably would have
made a difference."
The month will mix the lesson in
history with celebration. Sanlo said
the Club Fabulous Dance scheduled
for Saturday is one example of this
combination.
"In the past it would start around
IQ or 11 and play mostly techno mu-
sic," she said. "This year, we're start-
ing at 9 and playing music by lesbian,
gay and bisexual composers through
history such as Cole Porter, Glen
Miller."
Besides the previously recog-
nized National Coming Out Day
Tuesday, some of the other events
include Thursday's showing of "Be-
fore Stonewall" - a documentary
aaput how life was for lesbian, gay
and bisexual people before the 1969
riots in New York - and Friday's
elebration to honor lesbian, gay
nd bisexual people heroes here in
nn Arbor.
Sanlo said the LGBPO is not the
nly organization on campus involved
'n the celebration.
"Most of the events are co-spon-
ored by other student and campus
roups," she said.
"Forexample, the Brown bag lunch
s being co-sponsored by the Lambda
rads and the Tea was co-sponsored
y the LGB staff group."
She said she hopes next year all
f the lesbian, gay and bisexual
roups on campus will be able to
reate programing in honor of the
onth.
AResidential College senior Ryan
radley said he was impressed with
e University's involvement in the
elebration.

"It's nice to see the University is
hind making this a visible and im-
rtant part of student life."
Along with the national proclama-
ion, Sanlo says they have also re-
elved recognition from Mayor Ingrid
ldon in support of the month in Ann
bor.

Wolpe, Engler square off in
2d gubernatorial TV debate

By JONATHAN BERNDT
and SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporters
The venue may change, but the
themes will remain the same this
weekend as Michigan's gubernato-
rial candidates square off in their sec-
ond debate..
Two weeks ago in Grand Rapids,
Republican incumbent John Engler
and Democratic challenger Howard
Wolpe stressed their differences.
"One of the things we tried to do in
the first debate was lay out the
Governor's plans for the second term,"
said Bryan Flood, Engler's re-elec-
tion campaign spokesman.
"In this second debate, we'll try to
take that further, be more specific,"
Flood continued. "We want to make
the choices clear when we talk about
taxes, spending, crime and welfare,
and where each candidate wants to go
with those. And once again we want
to recount some of the difficult deci-
sions he's had to make."
But the Wolpe campaign is con-

centrating on the choices voters must
make in November.
"Howard Wolpe has laid out a
detailed and specific agenda on crime,
economic development and educa-
tion," Wolpe spokeswoman Kathleen
McShea said. "In John Engler's
Michigan, it is the rich and powerful
who will prosper."
The hour-long session will begin
at 8 p.m. Sunday in the studios of
WJBK-TV Channel 2 in Southfield.
As in the first debate, each candi-
date will give an opening statement
and then each of the three panelists
will ask each candidate one question.
The other candidate will then have a
chance to respond. The candidates
will also give closing remarks.
McShea said Wolpe made a strong
impression on Michigan voters in the
first debate.
"The stature question was an-
swered, and answered loudly,"
McShea said. "(Voters) saw a candi-
date who held his own, a candidate
who knows the issues."

But Flood said he sees a different
Howard Wolpe:
"Wolpe is in a corner. He hasn't
defined himself," Flood said. "He's
... trying to make the question in this
campaign John Engler's personality.
"For this debate, the burden on
Howard Wolpe is doubled. He can't
just score a few hits. He's got to scored,
a knockout," Flood said.
McShea said that the location ofZ
this debate would help Wolpe accom-e
plish his goal of getting high vote
turnout in Southeast Michigan, the
state's traditional Democratic base.
Engler held a 16 percentage point';.
lead in a poll taken by EPIC/MRA, an..
independent polling firm in Lansing
before the first debate. When Lt.*
Governor's names were added to the.
question, the Democrats closed the_
gap to 12 points. The next poll is not.
due out until tonight.
The third and final debate will
take place Oct. 19 at WKAR-TV, o6'
the campus of Michigan State Uni-<"
versity.

JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
Emily Salvette explains her platform yesterday at Dominick's.
Regent candidate
blasts student coude

NEED A JOB?

'r,

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
A candidate for the University
Board of Regents yesterday lashed
out against the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities and other
University policies.
"I think it sets up a situation where
you have everyone at the University
being a cop, waiting to turn someone
in," said Emily Salvette, a Libertarian
candidate for regent from Ann Arbor.
"We have laws in the state of Michi-
gan. It seems redundant at best."
Salvette, vice-chair of the Michi-
gan Libertarian Party, spoke last
evening before an informal discus-
sion group meeting at Dominick's
Restaurant.
The 18-month-old statement
serves as the University's interim code
of non-academic conduct. Only Re-
gent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
voted against the code.
Salvette asserted that the regents
support the code because of political
pressure. "I think it makes their life
easy. It's something they can point to.
They don't have to go and deal with
the 35,000 students," she said.
Salvette said the University's only
conduct concern should be violent
behavior.
"It surprises me that so much at-
tention is paid to acts that are nonvio-
lent in nature when there's so much
violence on campus," she said.
Besides Salvette, seven other can-
didates are running for two seats up
for election. The two Democratic in-
cumbents -Paul Brown of Mackinac
Island and James Waters of Muskegon
- are both seeking re-election.
Salvette also criticized the Com-
mon Areas Policy, which formerly

was called the Diag Policy.
"I'm absolutely appalled that
money has gone to suppress forums
on the Diag, such as the Hash Bash
each year," Salvette said. "The more
rules and regulations the University
tries to impose just shows it sees stu-
dents as incompetent kids."
Besides speaking out against Uni-
versity policies, Salvette also criti-
cized President James J. Duderstadt's
Michigan Mandate - to increase
minorities on campus - and the
Agenda for Women - to increase
women faculty.
"I think that puts students and fac-
ulty members as representatives of
their gender or ethnic groups and I do
not think that's a burden people should
have to bare when they come to this
University," she said. "If you have an
open environment... people will flock
to it."
One concern expressed by the
Michigan Student Assembly is to have
a student on the Board of Regents in
at least a non-voting capacity. She
said this is something she might con-
sider.
"But the long-term goal is to get
more people involved in the political
process. A student running for regent
seems like a good idea," she said.
Salvette said the Libertarian Party
would have nominated a student want-
ing to run for regent.
Salvette earned a bachelor's de-
gree in economics from the Univer-
sity in 1977 and a master's degree in
telecommunications in 1993. She
serves on the Board of Governors for
Henderson House, a women's co-op
at the University. Salvette is also ac-
tive in the University's Alumni Asso-
ciation.

JUDITH PERKINS/Daiy
Arby's in Briarwood Mall is "now hiring closers over the age of 18." Many local restaurants have raised pay rates in
an effort to get new employees.
SAFE House to sponsor events
during11 Do-mestic Violence Monthk,

By JENNIFER HARVEY
Daily Staff Reporter
Domestic violence, once called "ter-
rorism in the home" by U.S. Secretary
of Health and Human Services Donna
Shalala, affects thousands of women
each year.
This month, the problem will be
highlighted during Domestic Violence
Month in discussions and activities
sponsored by the University and Ann
Arbor's Domestic Violence Project
Inc./SAFE House (DVP).
DVP/SAFE House counsels and
shelters victims of battering. This in-
cludes men, women and children.
However, the vast majority of those
they shelter are women and children.
National attention has been
brought to the issue of domestic vio-
lence by the recent indictment of O.J.
Simpson for the murders of his ex-
wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her
friend, Ron Goldman.
Events are scheduled to facilitate
awareness of the issue and provide

help for victims. They include:
Oct. 24 "Community Effort
Against Dating Violence" -- 7 - 9
p.m. Washtenaw Community College,
Morris Lawrence Bldg. A video tape
featuring the mother of a 13-year-old
girl murdered in a dating violence
homicide, Circuit Court judge Donald
Shelton and a panel of survivors.
Oct. 27 "In Defense of Our
Lives" - 7 p.m. University Chemis-
try Building. Co-sponsored with the
University's Sexual Assault and Pre-
vention Awareness Center.
DVP recently issued a statement
regarding the Simpson case "as part
of its mission to provide leadership in
working to end domestic violence."
The statement said that Simpson
was not held accountable for the stalk-
ing or beating of Nicole Brown
Simpson. It went on to say that those
who did not act to stop his behavior
should also answer for their actions.
"Hertz (car rental) issued a state-
ment after (Simpson's) conviction for

domestic assault that called battering
a private matter that would not affect"
Simpson's's contract. It is that type of K
behavior that promotes domestic vio-
lence. Domestic violence must be-
come a public issue."
Citing that Simpson faced few,
consequences, DVP called for strict
penalties against domestic violence
perpetrators regardless of race, class
or social position.
DVP offered support for strict''
policies. "Communities that imple->
mented a prevention plan that includes
stringent enforcement measures have,
enjoyed a 40 to 60 percent decline in
domestic violence homicides."
The statement revealed the preva-
lence of domestic violence, "Domes-
tic violence homicides are all too com-,
mon - we have tracked 26 in Michi-y
gan since Jan. 1."
DVP said that the annual vigil in
honor of battered women who have,
died will be held this year the night of
the O.J. Simpson verdict.

COME TO THE REAL GAME TOMORROW:,
The Michigan Daily Vs. The State News
5 -p.M.
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THE PREVIEW TO THAT OTHER LITTLE GAME.

Friday
~ 76-GUIDE, peer counseling
phone line, call 76-GUIDE, 7
p.m.-8 a.m.
: Campus Information Center,
Michigan Union, 763-INFO;
events info., 76-EVENT; film
info., 763-FILM.
3 Chamber Choir, Hill Audito-
rium, 8 p.m.
: Coffee Hour - Indian Classi-
cal Dancing, North Campus
Commons, 6-8 p.m.
3 ENACT, Markley, Angela Davis
Lounge, 7 p.m.
3 Europe on the Cheap, Interna-
tional Center, 3-4:30 p.m.
: Free Tax Assistance, 3909
Michigan Union, 12-4 p.m.
1 Grads and young profession-
als veggie shabbat potluck:
Je~wh Mvtickm_ T awviur' c

747-3711 for appointment.
Q Rally Against Misspent Taxes,
sponsored by POWRPEZ, Diag,
noon.
Q Safewalk, 936-1000, UGLi
lobby, 8-11:30 p.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
Catholic campus prayer group,
7 p.m., 331 Thompson.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
2275 CCRB, 6-7 p.m.
D Support Workshop, safe, sup-
portive, confidential space to
dialogue about the aftereffects
of E-mail hate messages, spon-
sored by Counseling Services,
Michigan Union, Pond Room,
3-5 p.m.
Q "Vivat Comenius," sponsored
by the Center for Russian and
East European Studies, Rack-

info., 763-FILM.
Q Israeli Independence Day
Party, at Hillel, 8:30 p.m.
Q Safewalk, 936-1000, UGLi
lobby, 8-11:30 p.m.
Q "Senior Day at the Ball park,"
Comedy Company, Mendel-
sssohn theatre, 8 p.m.
Sunday
Q 76-GUIDE, peer counseling
phone line, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
Q Campus Information Center,
Michigan Union, 763-INFO;
events info., 76-EVENT; film
info., 763-FILM.
Q Grad Bash, Ingalls Mall, 12-4
p.m.
Q Israeli Dancing, at Hillel, 8-10
p.m.

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