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2- The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 8, 1996
Protesters seize tower, camp out



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Berkeley students
storm tower to protest
Proposition 209
The y Califoian
BERKELEY, Calif. - UC police
surrounded more than 200 students
who stormed the Campanile on
Wednesday night after a day of heated
protest against a statewide vote to
repeal affirmative action policies.
The standoff continued late
Wednesday night as- The Daily
Californian went to press, with five
demonstrators still chained to metal
poles at the top of the tower and hun-
dreds of other protesters camped out in

tents below.
Those at the top rang bells while pro-
testers below filled the night air with
chants of "hell-no-we-won't-go."
Students locked arms with one another
to prevent police from entering the
"The Campanile tower is a symbol
representing the university, and the
ivory tower of elitism and exclusion-
ism" one student demonstrator told the
crowd. "Our occupation defies the
passing of Proposition 209. Our occu-
pation is an act of resistance and recla-
The protesters promised to occupy
the building until officials meet a list of
their demands to resist implementing
the initiative. They called for

Chancellor Tien to make a statement
refusing to comply with the voter-
approved proposition.
Demonstrators separately called for a
revolution to overturn Proposition 209
and to eject the government officials

outcome Chancellor Tien wanted"
Crowd members sang songs of past
civil rights movements and encouraged
those within earshot to continue the
spirit of free speech movement leader
Mario Savio. The group also reiterated

who created it.
"We need to
answer back to
the lawmakers, to
the captains of
finance, to the
UC Regents, to
Gov. Wilson ...
that this must
stop," one pro-
tester yelled.
UC police said
they did not plan
to forcibly
remove any of
the protesters
unless they began
engaging in acts
of violence.
Power to the
Campanile's ele-

"Our occupation
defies the passing
of Proposition
209. Our
occupation is an
act of resistance
and reclamation"
- Student demonstrator

several times
they ought to
meet police
with a no-vio-
lence stance.
As the night
prog re s sed,
m e m b e r s
brought in blan-
kets and sleep-
ing bags, and
ordered Round
Table pizzas, to
sustain demon-
strators who
stayed. Around
10:30 p.m., one
of the original
six protesters
chained to the
top of the

Money wins for Congress candidates
WASHINGTON - Spend more, win more. For congressional contenders, it
was a rule to live by this year. Nine of 10 candidates who were able to follow it
walked away victorious.
The large group of House newcomers was living proof. The better fund-raisers
managed to build moats around once-vulnerable campaign castles, while the feO
who lagged in dollars ultimately fell to better financed challengers.
Republican Jon Fox kept his House seat in suburban Philadelphia by a mere 10
votes in unofficial returns after outspending his Democratic challenger two-to-one
and beginning the final three weeks of the election with a $370,000 advantage in
cash on hand.
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss, another newcomer locked in a tight race, emerged
with a victory after outspending his Democratic opponent four-to-one. Rhode
Island Democrat Patrick Kennedy had an easier re-election after outspending his
challenger $1.1 million to $12,400.
But Chicago's Michael Flanagan, a "giant killer" in 1994 when he toppled
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dan Rostenkowski, found himself
the short side of the money - and the vote. Flanagan was ousted by a Democrp
who outspent him two-to-one.

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vator was shut off and the lights that
normally illuminate the nighttime
facade of the tower were not in opera-
tion. Protesters said they received food
throughout the night that was donated
by local businesses.
On Tien's behalf, Vice Chancellors
Horace Mitchell and Genaro Padilla
climbed to the top of the Campanile at
about 6:30 p.m. to negotiate with stu-
dents. Mitchell told protesters that the
end of affirmative action "is not the


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Campanile left.
"I really want to be here but I realize
I have an obligation to my family to
graduate,' said the unidentified student.
"Know that I'm here in spirit. Stay
The standoff capped a day of protest
that began with a rally in Sproul Plaza.
Professors joined approximately 500
students to call for a united stance
against the initiative.
"I share your anger and disappoint-
ment over the vote today and I'm not
surprised at the results;" Prof. Pedro
Noguera said, urging students to form a
counter movement. "We're in it for the
long haul, for fundamental change in
this country."
After the rally, the crowd stopped
traffic on Bancroft Avenue as they took
to the streets. On a two-hour march
winding through downtown Berkeley,
protesters chanted "no peace, no jus-
"Maybe the passage of 209 will make
people angry enough to think about
social justice," said graduate student
Mark Harris.
Protesters sat down at several inter.
sections along their path, including a
five-minute stop at Center Street and
Shattuck Avenue. Police followed the
crowd of about 300 students, but did
not arrest anyone in the march.
After demonstrators marched back
on campus, they trashed Daily
Californian newspaper racks. Marchers
lit several issues on fire, rallying the
group against the student paper. "Fuck
the Daily Cal," the crowd chanted as
they walked to the Campanile.

TV news icon goes
out with a bang
WASHINGTON - David Brinkley's
career is summed up neatly on the cover
of his memoir: "11 presidents, 4 wars,
22 political conventions, 1 moon land-
ing, 3 assassinations, 2,000 weeks of
news and other stuff on television, and
18 years of growing up in North
He has been on television almost as
long as there has been television. His
style is parodied by comedians and
echoed by wannabe broadcasters.
"In my own work I have, for better or
worse, always dealt or tried to deal with
everything that falls under the heading
of news," Brinkley says in a new book.
"Just news. No specialty, no emphasis
on this or that or anything else. Just
whatever came in."
So it is ironic that the 76-year-old
Brinkley should make the news his last
week as host of ABC's "This Week
With David Brinkley."
Late on election night after six
wearying hours, the network's corre-
spondents joined Brinkley and anchor

Peter Jennings for an on-air bull ses-
"We all look forward with great plea-
sure to four years of wonderfulinspir-
ing speeches, full of wit, poetry, music,
love and affection - plus more god-
damned nonsense," Brinkley said *
President Clinton.
Doctors' records
opened to public
BOSTON - As if vying to be the
first caller for a radio prize,
Massachusetts residents dialed in by
the hundreds yesterday for never-
before-available information on their
doctors - their malpractice payout
disciplinary records and criminal hist
It is the first time doctor files have
been opened to the public in the United
States. Other states including Florida;
California, Wisconsin and New York
are considering similar disclosure laws.
"People are calling with five or six
names," said state medical board
spokesperson Kim Hinden, adding that
five frazzled operators handled mo
than 500 calls by early afternoon.

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LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian jet
carrying 141 people was missing yes-
terday after losing contact with air traf-
fic controllers en route to Lagos. A
search was under way.
The Aviation Development Corp.,
owners of the missing Boeing 727, said
the plane lost contact with the Murtala
Mohammed Airport in Lagos at 5:05
p.m. (11:05 a.m. Ann Armor time) when
it was about midway through its 50-
minute flight from the southern city of
Port Harcourt.
"I just hope, by the grace of God, that
nothing bad has happened to the air-
craft," said one official of the airline,
speaking on condition of anonymity.
"Our men are all over the place" search-
ing, he said.
Darkness hampered the search, rais-
ing the possibility nothing definite
would be known until daylight.
ADC, one of several private com-
mercial airlines operating domestic
flights in the west African country, said

Flight 086 was carrying 132 passengers
and nine crew members. It did not indi-
cate what the weather was in the ar
where the plane disappeared or say
the pilot had reported problems.
Japan's prime
minister re-elected
TOKYO - Ryutaro Hashimoto was
re-elected prime minister yesterday by a
parliament he does not solidly control,
but that fragile grip may force the ely
sive change in Japan's government atW
economy that the United States and
Japanese consumers have been seeking.
As Hashimoto begins his second
administration, many American and
Japanese analysts believe he will be
compelled to open the domestic market
to more foreign products and to begin
cutting back the rules and inspections
that make transactions from building a
house to buying a peach extraordinarily

expensive here.


-Compiled from Daily wire reports.

Monday, November 11, 1996
6:00-8:00 p.m.

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