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Tonight: Decreasing
cloudiness, low in the 20s.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, high
around 400.

One hundred s Xcyears of edi'torialfreedom

November 21, 1996


Bollinger s
history still
fuels critics
Y Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Lee Bollinger was voted in as the 12th University president
in a room of applause and emotional acclaim earlier this month.
Even after two regents were initially reserved in their sup-
port, Bollinger returned to campus to a virtual parade of
well-wishers and an atmosphere ofjubilation.
But not all members of the University community have
been affected by this enthusiasm.
Critics on opposing ends of the political spectrum - civil
,ertarians and campus conservatives - said they have wor-
ries about the way Bollinger might lead the University, and
how his opinions could affect their respective efforts.
"We were hoping the new president might be more respon-
sible in terms of his constitutional obligations," said Ilona
Cohen, president of the University's chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Cohen said Bollinger has not always
advocated free speech with enough fer-
vor. She cited a 1992 incident involving
the removal of an art exhibit on prostitu-
tion from a conference sponsored by a
Law School student group.
The art exhibit, by local artist Carol
Jacobsen, showed documentaries of
prostitute interviews, large photos, busi-
ness cards of London prostitutes, and
Ballinger was carpeted with condoms. It was
removed by the student grpup amid allegations that feminist
scholar and Law School Prof. Catharine MacKinnon incited
the Law student group to remove the display.
"My position was, and still is, the students have a right ...
qn der the First Amendment to decide whom to invite to their
onferences,' Bollinger said yesterday. "I did not personally
agree with what the students did in this particular case, and
the students apologized to the artist publicly."
Law Prof. Terrance Sandalow said the incident "was very
widely misunderstood on campus. There is no justification,
not the slightest reason, to be concerned about Lee's First
Amendment values and academic freedoms beyond First
Amendment values."
But Cohen said that by allowing the student group to with-
draw the exhibit, Bollinger was guilty of censorship. This
action indicates that Bollinger might not be shy about violat-
*g the Constitution in the future, Cohen said.
"It's naive for us to assume he'll protect our First
Amendment rights now, when he failed to do just that as dean
of the Law School," Cohen said. "It doesn't make sense to me
- who knows why people violate the First Amendment? ...
Clearly he has a censorship record, and that is something that
concerns us."
"It took threatening a lawsuit to get Bollinger to accept a
settlement," said Julie Steiner, vice chair of the Washtenaw
County chapter of the ACLU. "After it was signed, he basi-

Signs may pay
0ff in e ections
By Will Weissert Rosenberg said the cold was the only guarantee he
Daily Staff Reporter had.
It looks like hundreds of dollars and countless "You never know until you count - I don
hours spent blanketing the campus with posters know if turnout is good or if my chances are
and fliers may pay off for Michigan Student good," Rosenberg said. "But I do know for sure
Assembly candidates. that it's cold."
"I voted mostly because of name recognition MSA Election Director Angie Blake said the
from the fliers I have seen," said LSA sophomore first day's turnout was pretty low.
Rachel Goldner. "The quads are down a little bit but the Hill
And she was not alone. dorms are doing very well," Blake said last night.
"Name recognition helped," said LSA junior "But last year's Thursday voting took everyone by
Jessica Herman. "I'm a junior so I've seen the surprise because the numbers were so high- that
same names on posters and on the ballot before." could happen again tomorrow.
Even on North Campus where posters are more But some students said they had no interest in
scarce, voters said the colored sheets guided them voting.
in their choice. "I'm studying now and I've got better things to
"This is my first year here so I didn't know what do today than vote:' said Kinesiology sophomore
the parties stood for," said Rackham first-year stu- Atyia Bussey, who was sitting about 10 feet from
dent David Cabral, who voted at the Pierpont the Michigan Union polling site.
Commons polling site. "I voted for people I saw Other students said they felt it was their duty to
on the posters even though they are really only up cast a ballot.
in one building." "This means a lots to me. Voter apathy on this
But not all voters were swayed by the hundreds campus is rampant," Herman said. "I think it's
and hundreds of printed advertisements. important to vote -I always do."
"I tried to ignore the posters and names printed On the ballot, students had the option of voting
everywhere because they don't tell you anything," for up to eight candidates, but some said eight dif-
said LSA junior Jenni Slate. ferent votes was too many.
To complement their posters, many candidates "I didn't vote for all eight," said LSA first-year
clogged the outside of the Fishbowl throughout the student Cara Monroe. "I just voted for three can-
day. didates, and those were-names I saw on posters."
"1 actually want to go to class" said LSA Rep. Students had mixed feelings about the three fee-
and Michigan Party candidate Mike Nagrant. "I increase ballot'questions.
want to go because it's warmer in my Chem 260 "I didn't know anything about the ballot ques-
class than it is on the Diag" tions but one said something about community
Independent candidate and LSA Rep. Barry See MSA, Page 2A

LSA senior Michael Leonard casts his votes for MSA representatives yesterday in
the Michigan Union.

Records may show Winters'

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan football player Charles Winters
may have been provoked by years of family
troubles when he was arrested for beating his
ex-stepfather into unconsciousness last week
in Detroit.
When Winters' mother divorced 44-year-
old Horace Davis in 1992 after an eight-year
marriage, she claimed in divorce court
papers that he had been abusive and had
threatened to kill her.
Davis, who is wanted for violating parole,

was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat into
unconsciousness by Winters at a Detroit res-
idence in the 19400 block of Blackstone
Street at I I p.m. last Tuesday, according to
Detroit Police Department officials.
Winters' mother lives in the 19400 block
of Blackstone Street on the city's west side.
according to divorce court papers.
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr said
Monday that Winters would not play in this
weekend's game against Ohio State due to his
family problems, but that Winters was not sus-
pended. Winters. a free-reserve safety, played

in last Saturday's home loss to Penn State.
Keith Molin, Athletic Department senior
associate director, said Winters was not being
punished but simply would not play against
Ohio State.
"It's not discipline or punishment," Molin
said. "Given the circumstances that this
young man has to deal with, there is more
important things in life for him than playing
in a football game this weekend."
Detroit police spokesperson Charles Redden
said Winters may be charged with a crime this
week. Winters was arrested last Tuesday night

but later released pending further investigation.
Redden said that even though Winters was
not currently in police custody, Winters could
be arrested later and prosecuted for a crime.
"At this time, an out-of-custody warrant
may be issued any day," Redden said.
Winters may also have violated both the
Code of Student Conduct and the Rights and
Responsibilities of Student-Athletes at the
Winters' brother, Malik, told The Detroit
Free Press on Tuesday that Davis provoked
See WINTERS, Page 9A

celebrates work

3y Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
Celebrating 25 years of working
toward equality, the University
Commission for Women gathered at the
Rackham Amphitheatre yesterday to
relive struggles, evaluate progress and
plan for the future.
The committee was created in 1971
by then-President Robben Fleming in
4sponse to a recommendation by the
U.S. Department
of Health,
Education and
"I've come to
appreciate more
and more the
political power
needed to make
social change,"
0id keynote
peaker Barbara
Newell, who
was the first
chair of the
Newell has
also served as the
president of
W e i1 e s.,l e y Elaine Sims, co-cha
College, chancel- for Women, speaks
r of the state
university system in Florida and ambas-
sador under Jimmy Carter to the U.N.
Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Fleming also spoke at the event,
explaining his view of equality as
nmean frmm a small town in Ilinois

men," Fleming said.
However, when Fleming was a law
professor and chancellor at the
University of Wisconsin, gender equal-
ity was not a pressing issue for him.
"I was aware that in universities,
there were not many women on facul-
ty," Fleming said. "But I didn't think
much about it."
Once Fleming became president of
the University in 1968, a group of
women brought
the issue to the
forefront. A
group conducted
a study titled
" F l e m i ng
Follow," a tally of
people who
entered Fleming's
office for meet-
The study con-
cluded the aver-
age person, to
meet with
Fleming was
white, I male,
overweight and
AJA DEKLEVA cOHEN/Daily flirtatious with
of the Commission his secretaries.
esterday. This study, along
with letters and
protests, led Fleming to realize the
necessity for change.
"I did understand that we needed to
do something," Fleming said.
What Fleming did was appoint
Newell, his assistant and the acting vice
nresident for sident affairs to form the

lend time
to studies
for cash
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Whether it means taking a new drug,
giving blood or simply answering a sur-
vey, students volunteer their bodies -
all in the name of science.
Students participate as subjects in
research studies in areas ranging from
dermatology to gerontology to psy-
chology - usually in response to
advertisements and for money. -
"Students would most often be 'nor-
mal controls' or 'normal volunteers' (in
medical studies)," said Eric Thurston,
research associate in the General
Clinical Research Center. Therefore,
these volunteers are enrolled in the
study not "because they have a specific
disease or disorder, but to improve the
validity of the study."
Internal medicine Prof. Neil
Alexander, assistant research scientist
in the Institute of Gerontology, said he
performs studies that look at young
adults and older adults and compares
how long it takes them to perform a
task, how the body joints move, and the
strength needed to carry out a response.
"We really want to know what
healthy people can do,' Alexander said.
Students may be asked to do anything
from getting out of a chair to moving
around an obstacle.
However, researchers emphasized
they are not specifically targeting stu-
dents to participate in their studies.

A man walks by the vacant site that used to house Salad Days restaurant. The establishment recently closed after barely
passing a health inspection.
Eatenes ose ami violations


By Prachish Chakravorty
Daily Staff Reporter
In recent months two popular Ann
Arbor restaurants have abruptly closed
down surrounded by questions con-
cerning questionable health records.
Not Another Cafe, which was located
on South University, and Salad Days, on
State Street were both newcomers to the
Ann Arbor business scene and were pop-
ular among students at the University.
Their discreet disappearance came not
long after the release of disturbing coun-

with a score of 70.
Although sources at the county
Environmental Health Division would
not comment " on the specific cases,
Dave Wilson, program coordinator, did
explain the rating system.
"The state code sets a rating of 70 as
passing," Wilson said.
"There's 44 different violations. Each
of those is rated one to five points
depending on how critical the violation
is. We start out with 100 points and as
we mark violations we subtract the

staff while on duty, which created "the
opportunity to contaminate hands with
disease." Other serious breaches includ-
ed food being kept at an improper tem-
perature and a side service door held
open with a brick.
Salad Days committed three, four or
five point infractions, out of a total of
20. In addition to also being found
guilty of food being stored at improper
temperatures, Salad Days was charged
with violations including "improper
storage of hazardous products ..." and



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