2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 14, 1995
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Some SACUA members said they
were positive about the direction of the
"I suspect that through the approach
you've taken, you will be able to de-
velop very good insight into the overall
function of the operations by looking at
one segmentof it," pharmacology Prof.
Charles Smith told Karnopp. "I think
your approach is quite right."
However, some SACUA members
said the original goal must also remain
"I do not believe that we should
give up on an evaluation of the entire
office.Ihope we can findsome mecha-
nism for doing that," said human ge-
netics Prof. George Brewer.
Hartford said she is confident in the
committee's future evaluation. "I have
a great amount of faith in terms of what
the committee will do," she said. "I
look forward to their input."
Karnopp said the evaluation will
also look at the functions of the office
and see if they are all essential.
Loup said some functions might
overlap with activities in other divi-
sions of the University. "This is to
ensure that there is no duplication of
effort being done. If there is an overlap,
we might look at how there can be a
Hartford said the Office of the Dean
of Students offers unique services.
Forexample, she said, "Idon't think
there are any other counseling services
at the University or services for stu-
dents with disabilities," she said. "In
some areas there may be some duplica-
tion. It is fair to examine if these offices
are complementary in their services."
DPS confiscates Stoney
Burke's drver's license
By Frank C. Lee
Daily Staff Reporter
Local streetperformerStoney Burke
may dress like a clown, but officers
from the University's Department of
Public Safety were not laughing when
they approached him over his use of
profanity and confiscated his driver's
license around noon yesterday on the
Burke, a 43-year-old Ann- Arbor
activist known for his outrageous cos-
tumes, and sometimes controversial
topics, was involved in an altercation
with twoDPS officers over the issue of
"DPS wanted to kick me off cam-
pus," Burke said. "I started into my
speech, and I said, 'Fuck Newt
Gingrich!' An officer said, 'Youcan't
say that around here."'
Burke is one ofAnn Arbor's better-
known personalities. For 20 years, he
has offered his views to passers-by on
the Diag and passed out leaflets in his
bid to be the nation's next President.
Dressed in rainbow-colored pants
and a bright green blazer, Burke with
his red and green hair, occasionally
attracts attention from the law.
"I was arrested 10 years ago for dis-
turbing the peace on the Diag," Burke
said. "Sometimes Iuseprofanityjusttoget
started on the soapbox. We're on arigor-
ous campus-not a day-care center.
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express myself," Burke said. "I was
dressed like a street performer. I have a
right to free speech like people in Ann
Arbor have always had."
DPS views thesituation differently.
Lt. Wesley Skowron said DPS policy
is to cite for profanity "only if there is
a woman or child present."
"He was out there using a lot of
profanity and bouncing around while a
crowd gathered," Skowron said. "He
refused to identify himself. Some of-
ficers did check up on him to see if he
had a reason to be there."
Burke claims the officers confis-
cated his license and threatened not to
return it to him unless he accompanied
them back to DPS headquarters.
"I drive a taxi for Yellow Cab, so
they're taking away my right to earn a
living in Ann Arbor," Burke said. "On
my off-days, I go up to the Diag to
Skowron said the officers attempted
to return Burke's ID, butBurke refused
to take it.
Burke disputes that account and
said, "He could havejust set my license
down and said, 'Have a nice day."'
Burke requested that the officers
return his ID several times.
"We will return the ID to him,"
Skowron said. "We might cite him for
misdemeanor trespassing which is a
civil infraction. He could face 30 days
in jail and up to $100 in fines."
Burke graduated from San Fran-
cisco State University in 1991, major-
ing in speech and communication.
"I love Ann Arbor," Burke said. "I
love the Diag. I love free speech."
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the next few weeks. "At the very
least, I'd like to send some letters off
and get in touch with NASA and other
minority offices and put together a
big coalition," he said.
The University favors the continu-
ation of the current program, said Walt
Harrison, vice president forUniversity
relations. Harrison said Glenn
Stevens, the executive director of the
Presidents Council, is lobbying for the
program on behalfon the state's public
"All 15 public universities in the
state support the continuation of the
program," Harrison said. "All of the
presidents decided that the Presidents
Council would be the clearing house of
the joint support of this program."
The University's Office of Finan-
cial Aid is also concerned by the pro-
posal. AssistantDirectorElaine Nowak
said the University's goal is "to maxi-
mize every source so this is critically
important to us. It represents almost
one-halfmillion dollars in financial aid
resources to Native American stu-
If it passes, Nowak said the Uni-
versity would have to "redistribute our
institutional dollars to replace it. Our
pot of grant assistance is limited."
Harrison said some students would
not receive need-based financial aid.
"Of the 72 (students), 33 would prob-
ably not be covered by need-based
financial aid programs," Harrison said.
"So, that tells us that it would have a
significant impact on our students."
Diversity at the University could
suffer should the proposal pass, said
Nancy Roy, a financial aid officer and
liaison with Native American students.
"I have seen ourNative Americanpopu-
lation certainly increase," said Roy,
an 11-year veteran of the office.
State Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Ar-
bor) said she is opposed to the pro-
posal. "There are many, many people
dependent on this program to get equal
opportunity in this community," Brater
State Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek), chair of the Senate subcom-
mittee on higher education, said mem-
bers of his committee favor the cur-
rent program. "Intuitively, I believe
it's good public policy to continue the
program," he said.
Schwarz said he favors increasing
the program's funding by 3 percent, an
increase equal to what other higher-
education grant programs will receive.
Masserant said the governor hopes
opposition to the proposal will be over-
come "just by educating them. Just as
we are making our point, (it is) contin-
gent upon them to prove otherwise."
Supporters of Engler's proposal say
funds from Indian reservations with le-
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Postal plan would help bulk mailers
WASHINGTON - Big magazine publishers and bulk mail advertisers -
among the Postal Service's biggest customers - would get large price cuts on
their postage under a plan announced yesterday by postal officials.
The plan, which would touch virtually every category of business mail,
would not affect the new 32-cent stamp price for a first-class letter. But the 20-
cent postal card would increase to 21 cents.
Business mailers who agree to place address bar codes on their mail and
presort their letters and publications by zip code would qualify for deep
discounts that could shrink their stamp costs by millions of dollars. Mailers
who do not comply will find their postage more costly.
Those are the two principal themes behind what postal officials described
as the most extensive reclassification of the major mail categories that the
agency has proposed since the U.S. mail service was created in the colonial era.
Postal officials hailed the proposed changes as part of Postmaster General
Marvin T. Runyon's effort to make postal rates more "market based."
The proposals, to be filed later this week with the independent Postal Rate.
kommisston, tnggered snarp protests.
Federal judge strikes
down religion law
WASHINGTON - A federal
judge in Texas, ruling that Con-
gress has no power to second-guess
the U.S. Supreme Court's constitu-
tional rulings, struck down yester-
day a 1993 law designed to protect
religion from government interfer-
U.S. District Judge Lucius D.
Bunton III of Midland said that the
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
was intended to overrule a 1990 Su-
preme Court decision, but he said
Congress cannot undo a constitutional
ruling by passing a law.
This was the first time a federal
court had ruled against a law that is
highly popular with many religious
sects and denominations. The deci-
sion created an important precedent
against the law, but it conflicts with
another judge's ruling last month up-
holding the law. It thus increased the
likelihood that the constitutional ques-
tion will have to go to the Supreme
Court for a final answer.
The law at issue disagreed with a
5-4 Supreme Court ruling five years
ago, casting aside years of precedents
on constitutional protection for reli-
Fuhrman keeps his
cool in facing Bailey
LOS ANGELES - Police Detec-
tive Mark Fuhrman squared off with
one of the nation's best-known de-
fense lawyers yesterday, with the de-
tective denying he ever met a woman
who says he made racist comments
and dismissing the suggestion that h
tampered with evidence in the murder
investigation of O.J. Simpson.
Fuhrman, a 19-year department
veteran, never raised his voice de-
spite a sometimes testy cross-exami-
nation by F. Lee Bailey, a nationally
renowned trial lawyer who has pub-
licly proclaimed his eagerness to ques-
tion the detective, once going so far as
to compare Fuhrman to Adolf Hitler*
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Students' WOMEN OF COLOR
Castro, who declares
apartheid' at end
PARIS - Fidel Castro was treated
to a trumpet-and-drum fanfare yes-
terday at the French presidential pal-
ace, where he happily told President
Francois Mitterrand over lunch that
his first visit to France signaled the
end of the "apartheid" imposed by the
West on his island nation.
The Cuban president, one of the
world's last surviving Communist
leaders, was embraced by many in
France, where the Socialist president
himself recently called the U.S.-led
blockade of Cuba "stupid" and where
Mitterrand's wife is one of Castro's
But the visit, Castro's first to a
major Western power, was vintage
Mitterrand, who at age 78, ailing with
cancer and facing the final two months
of his 14 years in power, has been
doing pretty much as he pleases.
Le Monde, the influential, left-
-leaning daily newspaper in Paris,
viewed Mitterrand's warm welcome
of Castro as "a last act of defiance
against the Americans."
Castro arrived yesterday morning
from a U.N. summit on global pov-
erty in Copenhagen in his traditional
olive-green fatigues and headed
straight for breakfast with the French
first lady, Danielle Mitterrand.
Christopher renews 6
DAMASCUS, Syria - U.S. Sec-
retary of State Warren Christopher,
searching for a formula to restart di-
rect negotiations between Israel and
Syria, conferred for five hours yester-
day with Syrian President Hafez
Assad, exploring details of what peace
might look like if it is ever made.
Christopher said the meeting was
part of intensive shuttle diplomacy
between Assad and Israeli Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Rabin over the nitty-
gritty details of security on the Golan
Heights, matters such as demilita-
rized zones and early warning sta-
tions, even though the longtime en-
emies are still far from an overall
Christopher returned to Jerusalem$
last night and will report to Rabin this
morning on his talks with Assad. The
secretary of state will stop in Dam-
ascus later in the day to carry Rabin's
words back to the Syrian leader be-
fore heading home to Washington.
- From Daily wire services
The 2nd annual Women of Color Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 17-18
Assembly Hall of the Business School. It is open to all men and women in the UM
campus community and the general public. Learn about the various issues affecting
women of color and how to work to create an environment conducive for people of all
ethnicities. The Symposium will kick off Friday evening at 7:30 pm. A social will be
held for all of the participants. On Saturday, the actual events will begin with our
keynote speaker Toyomi Igus, the managing editor of CAAS publications at UCLA,
speaking on the images of women of color. Professor Lorraine Gutierrez, visiting at
UM from Washington D.C. will be the Luncheon keynote. The Symposium is an all
day conference and will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 5pm. Pre-registration is
required. It is only $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Breakfast and Lunch is
included in the fee. Workshop topics include:
The Womanist Movement
Dialogue of Cultures
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