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One hundred szv years of editorialfreedom

March 17, 1997


to speak
about the
By Janet Adamy
Daily StaffReporter
.One check put former University
mathematics instructor Chandler Davis
oti trial for being a communist. ,
Davis, who was one of two
University professors fired during the
"Red-hunt" in the early 1950's, said
* despite the number of left-wing
activities in which he participated he
was brought to Congressional hearings
for writing a check to pay for the publi-
cation of a leaflet that criticized the
House Committee on Un-American
"I didn't even write the leaflet, but I
paid the check because I was the trea-
surer of the organization that published
it," Davis said.
n honor of Davis and the two other
versity educators who were interro-
gated during the investigation, Roger
Wood Wilkins will deliver the seventh
annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson
Lecture on Academic and Intellectual
Freedom today at 4 p.m. in the
Rackham Ampitheater.
Wilkins, a professor of history and
American cuure at George Mason
University, petitioned the University
rd of Regents on behalf of the three
fessors while he was president of
See LECTURE, Page 3A
Finances a
pnoity in
By Katie Piona
Daily Staff Reporter
Upon the completion of the
Michigan Student Assembly elections
this Wednesday and Thursday, two stu-
dents will begin their reign as the
embly's new president and vice
Among the many responsibilities the
new administration will face is the han-
dling of MSA student fees, especially
since students voted
to increase MSA fees
by $1 per-student per-
semester starting next
Many MSA execu-
tive office candidates
d they plan to raise the amount of
rnds funneled to student groups each
year by cutting the amount of money
directed toward the assembly's internal
Students' Party presidential candi-
date Mike Nagrant said his party iden-
tified at least $2,000 used internally by
the assembly last semester that could
have.been better used to fund student
.groups. He said that, if elected, the
adents' Party members will focus on
streamlining MSA.
Nagrant said that as an executive
officer, he would ask himself one ques-
tion when using MSA funds for official

See MSA, Page 2A

Jordan king
mourns deaths

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) - Jordan's King
Hussein knelt in mourning yesterday with the fam-
ilies of seven Israeli schoolgirls gunned down by a
Jordanian soldier and said they were all "members
of one family."
"I love King Hussein." said Yehezkel Cohen,
whose 13-year-old daughter Nirit was killed in
Thursday's shootings. "I really love him. Despite
the sorrow, I say this: I hope and believe in King
Hussein and a real peace."
Hussein's rare visit, intended to re-establish the
credibility of Jordan and its leader as peacemak-
ers, came at the lowest point in relations between
Jordan and Israel since the two countries made
peace in 1994.
The shootings of seven girls on a school trip
along the northern Israel-Jordan border "is a crime
that is a shame for all of us" Hussein told the
grieving parents of another 13-year-old victim,
Natalie Alkalai. "It affects us all as members of
one family.
At the home of the family of 12-year-old Adi
Malka, Hussein knelt to speak to her relatives.
who were sitting on the floor in a Jewish mourn-
ing custom.
Adi's parents, who are deaf, communicated with
Hussein through a sign-language interpreter.
"I want my daughter back," her sobbing mother,
Alia, signed after Hussein squeezed her hand. "We
have peace, but I don't have my daughter anymore."
"I feel that I've lost a child," Hussein replied.
At one point Alia passed out for about a minute
while Hussein spoke to her husband. The king
hugged the father and gave him a traditional Arab
kiss on both cheeks,
Later yesterday, the king also hoped to help
resolve a crisis in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
After talks with Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, Hussein was trying to arrange a three-
way meeting with Yasser Arafat, according to
Arafat spokesman Nabil Abourdeineh.
Hussein was greeted at Ben Gurion
International Airport by Netanyahu, who accom-
panied him on his condolence visits. The king
was accompanied by his son, Faisal, and daugh-
ter, Aisha.
Hussein, making only his second visit to
Jerusalem since the city came under Israeli control
in 1967, risks censure in the Arab world for visit-

Jordan's King Hussein touches Yaffa Shukrun; a
wounded school teacher who is recuperating in a
Jerusalem hospital.
ing before Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem are
decided in negotiations. His previous visit was
with dozens of other world leaders for the funeral
of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in
November 1995.
Hussein's first stop yesterday was Moshav
Tselafon. a communal settlement where victim
Sivan Fatihi, 13. lived. The other victims were
from the town of Beit Shemesh, halfway between
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
"I hope that God will give you the strength to
carry on." the king told the family, his trademark
red-and-white keffiyeh a bright spot in a sea of
dark skullcaps.
The family offered Hussein bread and salt in a
sign of welcome and Sivan's grandfather Nisim,
who immigrated to Israel from Yemen in 1949,
blessed the king in Arabic.
"Welcome, welcome, king of peace,' he said.
"God bless you and your family.

Generation APA, sponsored by the United Asian American Organization, included music, a capella
singing and traditional dancing by Asian Pacific Americans at the Power Center on Friday night.
Show celebrates
Asian hetaear

By Ericka M. Smith
Daily Staff Reporter
A full house of more than 1,400 people got
a chance to visit the past and perhaps glimpse
into the future during this year's Generation
Asian Pacific American cultural show Friday
The United Asian American
Organizations-sponsored event kicked off
Asian American Heritage month by featuring
more than 200 student performers acting,
singing and dancing in the 18 act show.
As guests filled the lobby of the Power Center,
waiting for the delayed start of the show, they got
acquainted with pictures of famous Asian
Americans lining the lobby walls.
"I think it's good they show some Asian
ethnic groups in the United States, and they
get recognized," said LSA sophomore Yung
The show opened by spotlighting the talent of
many APA campus organizations in acts with
themes of tradition, cross boundaries between
Asian groups, power and vision. Each of the acts
was introduced on a projection screen that float-
ed down into view as chapters in part of a book.

A variety of campus groups participated in
the event, including the only Asian fraterni-
ty, Lambda Phi Epsilon, which stepped in
the show.
"The APA show is a great example of
Asian American groups on campus," said
LSA junior Dan Yu, a member of Lambda Phi
Epsilon. "We felt our fraternity represented
diversity on campus.
In several acts, students performed dance
routines that combined hip-hop, techno and
gospel with traditional dancing and costumes.
LSA senior Rodolfo Canos, who performed
with the Filipino American Students
Association, said participating in the show
helped him to realize the significance of being
an Asian Pacific American.
"I think (the show) deepened the pride I have
in my Filpino heritage," Canos said. "Being a
part of FASA made me feel proud of who I am."
After the show, LSA first-year student Martin
Bruce, who participated in a FASA dance group.
stood in the hallway surrounded by his parents
and friends.
See APA, Page 2A

A man walks by an icy bicycle near the Chemistry Building. A recent ice storm left
out power, and others scrambling for balance.

many people with-

Ice storm leaves some'
'U' students powerless

Pow Wow features
"dancing, culture

By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
It started out as a small gathering in a
field in 1972.
Today, the Ann Arbor Pow Wow
attracts thousands of dancers, traders
and spectators from around the United
States and Canada to celebrate Native
American culture.
While visitors perused Native
American crafts and artwork for sale in
the corridors of Crisler Arena over the
weekend, dancers dressed in authentic
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they had seen the Pow Wow grow to
become one of the most recognized
gatherings in North America. The Pow
Wow was sponsored by the Native
American Student Association.
"I've been here as long as the Pow
Wow's been here" said trader Byron
Bird of Ontario, Canada. "When we
first started coming, there were proba-
bly about 30 or 40 traders."
Dancers, who competed for hundreds
of dollars in prize money, were divided
into various categories, such as Men's
Traditional Men's Fanev and Women's

By Kerry Klaus
Daily Staff Reporter
After a cold, dark and grueling weekend, the
power is back for University students.
A wave of relief swept over campus yesterday,
as most of the power was restored in the wake of
Thursday night's ice storm. The loss of heat and
electricity took its toll on many students, who
were forced to deal with outages during the last
three days.
One of the hardest hit spots was the Hill Street
and Oxford Road area, which is home to numer-
ous fraternity and sorority houses.
Allison McCarthy, executive vice president of
Sigma Kappa, said all electricity and heat.was off
at the sorority house from Thursday night until
around 6 p.m Saturday.
"A lot of the girls in the house went home, and
a lot of girls just bundled up and tried to stay
warm," she said. "I had a down comforter and just
put really warm clothes on:"
McCarthy said that by Saturday afternoon it
was freezing throughout the house.

house at night so she called the police:' MeCartly
said. "They didn't find them, but there were signs
of break-in in the basement ... it was spooky'
Residents at Oxford Housing also felt the
effects of the storm.
"We lost power early Friday morning and our
heat didn't come back until Saturday," said
Oxford resident Shani Minnicks.
Minnicks said she went to Detroit on Friday
night with her sister, Jamila, to stay with friends
and family.
"Most people in Oxford that I talked toh
stayed though because a lot of students herem
transfer and out of state and they didn't have
friends and family nearby to go to: Minnicks
Some students who traveled home still did not
escape nature's fury.
"We had a tree limb fall in the road and knockout
power," said Nursing first-year student Molly Rosp
who went to her home near Toledo for the weekend,
A loss of power wasn't the only result of
Thursday night's mayhem - University grounds


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