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the low-20s.
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Igh in the upper-30s.



One hundredfive years of editorialfreedom

April 5, 1996

0' Is" The Michigan - baily


EO warns
udents to
repare for
y Anupama Reddy
aily Staff Reporter
As the Graduate Employees Organi-
ation and University bargaining teams
ontinue to negotiate the terms of an
,xtended contract, GEO members are
till planning to walk out April 8 and 9.
Both parties agreed Tuesday to par-
icipate in non-stop bargaining talks
only GEO bargaining team mem-
They have also decided not to
peak to the media.
GEO spokesperson Pete Church said
any GEO members are unaware of
he details of bargaining but are still
>reparing for CEO's two-day walk-out
m classes.
"For the most part, GEO members
tre in the dark as to what is going on in
negotiations," Church said. "We're all
ondering as well."
Sric Dirnbach, aGEO Steering Com-
itee member said students should be
)repared for the picket lines on Mon-
ay unless the University and GEO
each an agreement today.
"It will be called off if necessary,"
irnbach said. "At this point we are
reparing for it very seriously. We will
ontinue to bargain.
"Everyone should expect that there
ill be a work-stoppage."
*hurch said GEO has started to for-
ally structure the picket by creating
ign-up sheets and arranging for lunch
o be served to the participants.
"We have hundreds of (graduate stu-
ent instructors) signing up for picket
ines," Church said. "We are prepared to
hut this university down if we have to.
"We are planning to serve lunch for
University) staff and picketers."
Dirnbach said there is strong support
the walk-out from the University
"We are planning to set up picket
hifts at every major building at Central
ampus. We will not be picketing at
orth Campus," Dirnbach said. "Un-
ergraduates are signing up for shifts.
ozens of faculty are cancelling
GEO member Sam Ferguson said the
otential walk-out has been a signal to
dministration that GEO meansbusi-
"My opinion is that the threat of a
alk-out on Monday and Tuesday has
Ilowed both sides to make compro-
mises," said Ferguson, a former GEO
Steering Committee member. "We're
definitely in a much stronger position."
Ferguson said he wanted to avoid a
walk-out if possible, but he said it was
"the best bargaining chip we have to
force the administration to move."
*1 really hope that it won't come to a
walk-out," Ferguson said yesterday.
"Hopefully, they will move tonight and
tomorrow on issues."

Profs.: suspect was quiet, anytca
Kaczynski left papers, dissertation at 'U'

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The man arrested as the infamous
Unabomber two days ago left his legacy at the
University in formulas and in mathematics
journals, but not in the memories of his peers
and colleagues.
FBI agents arrested Theodore John
Kaczynski, who earned two degrees in math-
ematics from the University in the 1960s, in his
Montana cabin Wednesday and charged him
with possessing a partly made bomb. Follow-
ing an extensive search of the cabin's brown
boxes, diagrams and explosive materials, law
enforcement officials said Kaczynski may be
the Unabomber whose mail bombs injured
more than 23 people across the country.
"I knew him by sight, but I don't know Ilever
even exchanged words with him," said John
Remmers, who completed both University
graduate and Harvard undergraduate studies
with Kaczynski. Remmers said he did not
recognize Kaczynski's name in The New York
Times yesterday morning, but later recalled
his classmate from his picture.

Neither Kaczynski's classmates nor his pro-
fessors offered much more than hazy recollec-
tions of his presence at the University.
"The math department was not very big in
those days," said Alan Heezen, who took
classes in the department at the same time as
Kaczynski. "I thought that I knew everybody
in the class, but I guess I didn't. When I looked
at the photo, I expected to recognize him, but
(neither) his face nor his name rang any bells."
In handwritten documents obtained by The
Michigan Daily, Kaczynski described his du-
ties assisting Prof. Ed Halpern in Mathematics
336, team teaching Mathematics 242 and grad-
ing papers for Prof. Douglas Dickson in 601.
In other documents, which include signed
letters by the suspect, Kaczynski and Univer-
sity officials discussed the terms of his fellow-
ship at the University.
"I didn't remember he worked for me,"
Dickson said.
Kaczynski completed a teaching fellowship
under Dickson and graded homework assign-
ments for Dickson's600-level course. Dickson
said he tends to remember only the bad things

about his teaching assistants and therefore as-
sumes "things ran smoothly."
University faculty members who worked
with Kaczynski remembered an independence
in Kaczynski and described him as meticulous
and analytical.
Peter Duren, a mathematics professor who
taught Kaczynski in 1962, said his student was
dedicated to his studies, which included theo-
retical issues of mathematics and an 80-page
dissertation on boundary functions.
"He had neat handwriting and an analytical
mind," Duren said.
The thoroughness described by Duren is
evident in Kaczynski's writings. In "On a
Boundary Property of Continuous Functions,"
Kaczynski wrote, "One could go on listing
such corollaries ad infinitum, but we refrain."
In another published essay, "Boundary Func-
tions for Functions Defined in a Disk,"
Kaczynski noted his favored proofwas "shorter
and neater," than the alternative.
The Unabomber's Manifesto draws spe-
cific correlations between the pressures of

Various documents exist at the University that have been
marked by Theodore Kaczynezi.

25th annual Hash
Bsrlli5,000 expected

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
One of Ann Arbor's most notorious
and controversial festival/demonstra-
tions celebrates its 25th Anniversary as
thousands of protesters, students and
on-lookers will crowd the Diag tomor-
row for the annual Hash Bash.
Festivities are scheduled to go from
"high" noon until 1 p.m. and will fea-
ture 10 speakers promoting the legal-
ization and de-criminalization of mari-
juana. In honor of the silver anniver-
sary, the speakers will also reminisce
about the festival's history.
An estimated 5,000 people are ex-
pected to show up - some to listen,
some to watch, and others to smoke pot.
Department of Public Safety offi-
cials as well as Michigan State Police
officers and Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Office officials will be heavily
policing the Diag before, during and
after the hour of speeches.
DPS Lt. Wesley Skowron said more
than 60 officers will be looking for ille-
gal activities during the event and that all
of the buildings bordering the Diag will
be locked. "We will have several times
as many officers as we usually have
patrolling," he said. "About as many as
we have on a normal football Saturday."

Skowron said that while the police
would be doing their best to curb illegal
pot smoking - officers would not be
able to catch everybody. "We're al-
ways very busy and all of those people
out there smoking pot aren't going tc
get caught," he said. "But if someone is
belligerent and blows smoke in the face
of an officer or something, they car
expect to be arrested on the spot."
Skowron said those caught either pos-
sessing or using marijuana on Univer-
sity property will be punished according
to state law. State laws mandate the
penalty for using marijuana is at most a
$100 fine and/or 90 days in prison. The
penalty for possession of marijuana i:
$1,000 and/or one year in prison.
Ann Arbor police will also be patrol-
ling areas off campus. According tc
Ann Arbor City Ordinances, both pos-
session and use of marijuana is punish-
able by a $25 ticket.
Hash Bash will be held on the Diag
thanks to the University student organi-
zation Help Eliminate Marijuana Pro-
hibition, or HEMP A2, which obtainec
the necessary University permit.
"(Organizers) have some form of stu-
dent group and they dojust this one thing
every year," said Ed Tater, HEMP A
See HASH BASH, Page 2

Javanese visit
F.X. Widaryanto, the International Institutes' Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence, performed last night with his
50-member music/dance groups at Hill Auditorium.
isit home,

By Matt Buckley
Daily Staff Reporter
With its religious signif
ing thousands of Univers
the Easter holiday gives m
Shance to reflect on th
visit their families.
Easter ceremonies are
this week around the wo
Arbor is no exception, as a
are serving the religious n
versity students and city n
"It commemorates and
death and resurrection of J
said Robert Hart, rector of
iscopal Church. "It's 1
Wrtant festival of the ye
portant than Christmas."
Given the diversity ofth
many students arrived An
little knowledge of the ho
"I had no idea what East
Icame to college.... I alwa


Investigators concentrate
on causes of plane crash

church for
of the rising of Jesus Christ.
"(Easter Sunday) really is the culmi-
icance touch- nation of Holy Week ... Easter is sort of
ity members, the grand surprise that gives meaning to
iany students the preceding ceremonies," said John
eir faith and Rollefson, pastor of the Lord of Light
Lutheran Church.
taking place Maunday Thursday commemorates
rld, and Ann the last supper of Christ with his dis-
area churches ciples, Hart said. "It was also at that
needs of Uni- supper where (Christ) performed the
esidents. actions of a household slave (by wash-
celebrates the ing) the feet of his disciples."
esus Christ," Maunday Thursday also commemo-
St. Andrew's rates the arrest of Christ by Pontius
the most im- Pilate after being betrayed by Judas.
ar, more im- Yesterday's Maunday Thursday cer-
emonies at many churches included a
ie University, symbolic washing ofthe feet, as clergy-
n Arbor with men cleaned the feet of their parishio-
liday. ners.
erwas before Good Friday ceremonies recognize
ays wondered both the sentencing and the crucifixion

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) - In-
vestigators turned yesterday to unrav-
eling the final minutes of Commerce
Secretary Ron Brown's flight and the
reason it crashed near this Dalmatian
port, killing all 35 people aboard.
Defense Secretary William Perry said
initial speculation focused on faulty
instrumentation. But many questions
remained a day after the jet clipped a
barren hill in a raging rainstorm and
crashed about two miles short of
Dubrovnik's Cilipi Airport.
Why was the plane off course? Why
did rescue efforts erroneously focus at
first on the waters of the Adriatic Sea?
Could Croatian, NATO and U.S. rescu-
ers have reached the site any faster?
Even the number of victims was un-
certain until more than 24 hours after
the crash. Initial reports from Washing-

ton said 33 people were on board, bu
the State Department listed 35 victim:
yesterday - all Americans except fo
one Bosnian and a Croat.
"In travel in this part of the world
and in these conditions, you don't al
ways get a good (passenger) manifest,
the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, Peter
Galbraith, told a news conference.
Brown, accompanied by Commeret
Department staff members and busi
ness executives, left the Bosnian city o
Tuzla on Wednesday afternoon for wha
should have been a short 130-mile fligh
south to the Croatian coast.
In Tuzla, he had visited U.S. soldier
serving with the Bosnian peace mis
sion, passing out fast-food and sport
videos. He was to have visited th.
Bosnian capital of Sarajevo and the
Croatian capital of Zagreb on the trip.

Pastor William Stevenson, washes the feet of associate-pastor Bill Wegher, at St.
Mary's Student Parish last night, a tradition of Maudny (Holy) Thursday.

Sunday ceremonies celebrate the res-
urrection of Christ. "This really is the
whole culmination of everything you
read in the New Testament," Rollefson
Much of the impact of Easter Sun-
day comes from Jesus' resurrection by
God, area clergy said. "(Easter Sun-
day) is not so much a culmination of
Holy Week as it is a reversal. We

gelical Protestant churches will cel-
ebrate with more preaching and less
ceremony ... there's always a lot of
music, no matter what," Hart said.
Many students are using the religious
holiday as a chance to visit home.
"I get to go home and see my family.
I don't usually get to see all of my
cousins except at Christmas and Easter,
so I look forward to this time of year,"


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this Sunday for Daylight

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