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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 20, 1997 - 5A

ive cable
)LANSING (AP) - If the experience
n the Senate last week was any indica-
ionrthe beginning of live television co
g in the House this week could go to
the lawmakers' heads.
despite stern rules that included a
iveminute limit on speeches, senators
atlod in the camera lights last Tuesday
s chigan Government Television
eglits first live broadcast of a Senate
Senators lined up to deliver their
isdom on a wiretapping bill guaran-
ed to pass the Republican-run Senate
nd got in more time at the microphone
rr other legislation.
The House, which has 10 members
ompared to the Senate's 38, could
ffer even more of a steady flow of
p es this week than the Senate.
use Majority Floor Leader Pat
agliardi (D-Drummond Island) who
erves on a bipartisan committee set-
ing. rules for the broadcasts, said the
oal will be to preserve the character of
e House of Representatives.
The House, always a more raucous
hamber than the Senate, will not stop
aving fun, Gagliardi said. The rules for
ow lawmakers can behave during
r asts will not limit debate in any
"We'll be sure to add some levity to
e program. It takes a little bit of the
ressure of the Capital off," Gagliardi
aid. "I think we'll all be a little leery
bout how far we'll take that. W might
hrowu in a little barb or two at each
ther to break the ice."
The House hopes to have its rules
nd the cameras in place by Thursday
h n Michigan Supreme Court Chief
us Conrad Mallett Jr. addresses a
oint session of the Legislature for his
nnual State of the Judiciary speech.
Until it began showing the Senate
essions live last week, MGTV pro-
ramming was limited to legislative
omnmittee meetings, hearings by var-
ous state departments, gubernatorial
ews conferences and events from
he Supreme Court and state universi-
* live legislative broadcasts were
eld up by months of debate in the
enate and House over rules for cover-
ge. But now everything appears ready
MGTV, Michigan's version of C-
pan, the national governmental affairs
able station, made its debut in July
The cameras could catch House mem-
debating a bill that would make it a
el to intentionally mislabel food.
Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek)
roposed the measure in response to
he Calhoun County hepatitis A out-
teak in March that sickened more than
00 people after they ate tainted straw-
erfies provided under a federal school
unch program.
Andrew & Williamson Sales Co. of
aan Diego is accused of illegally dis-
ibuting the contaminated strawberries
r Mexico labeled as U.S. produce.
e Michigan Senate, meanwhile, is
cheduled to continue work on a pack-
ge of bills, designed to improve safety
n Michigan schools. The aim is to give

sachers and pupils a more secure set-
jng in which to learn, without fear of
ngs and violence.
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ansas assistants Matt Doherty and
eil Dougherty.
While Goss left town yesterday to
nduct interviews through Wednesday,
ussell came to Ann Arbor to meet with
oss this past Thuisday.
Although Russell's coaching experi-
nce is limited, he could be the senti-
ental favorite. Russell played for the
olverines from 1963-66 and went on
become a basketball legend.
vertheless, Russell's only collegiate
oaching experience is his one season at
e Division Ill Savannah College of Art
nd Design. Russell's Bees went 16-9
ast season. Russell also had a stint
oaching for several Continental
Basketball Association teams.
As for the Kansas assistants,
Doherty is starting his fourth season
with the Jayhawks and Dougherty his
sand. Dougherty also has served as
an assistant at Vanderbilt, South
Carolina and Drake.
Ex-Brigham Young coach Roger
Jejd, who Goss said came to him about
the position, sent Goss his resume after
speaking to the athletic director on the
phone. But Reid said he has not yet

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said. "We need to check ourselves in terms of our intellectual
work production."
Art second-year graduate student Aaron Jefferson also dis-
played his artwork at the galleries.
"For me, 'keepin' it real' is staying true to my art and true
to myself," Thompson said. "The idea of real is very person-
al. I leave a certain amount of ambiguity to leave interpreta-
tion up to the viewer. I show my reality in my work, but if
they don't see it the way I do, I'm not offended."
The conference was deliberately constructed in an uncon-
ventional way, Dickerson said.
"We're using various forms of expression of identity, mean-
ing, and experience," Dickerson said. "We just wanted to keep
this unique, and get just different ways of expressing ideas
around this idea of 'keepin' it real."'
Rackham third-year student Gail Drakes said the confer-
ence's format, as well as the questions posed, challenged
scholars' fields of study, which is very exciting.
"The University of Michigan needs as many events like
this as possible," Drakes said. "If the University of
Michigan wants to be in a position to remain competitive
and stay on the cutting edge, it will have to be through

events like this."
While Friday consisted of more informal events, Saturday
was filled with formal panel discussions showcasing the
papers of speakers from around the country.
"These ideas that this conference is raising really strike a
chord with people," Allen said. "We've had a lot of support from
around the country. We've really gotten a great response."
Evans Young, advisor of the conference and assistant director
of the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, said the
event was unprecedented in many ways.
"This is really the first time graduates and undergraduates
have worked together on a single project, not to mention an aca-
demic project," Young said.
From the poetry slam, which was largely attended by under-
graduate students, to the panel discussions, composed of mainly
graduate students, Young said various manners to interpret
"keepin' it real" were featured.
"The whole approach was to look at performance and schol-
arship as performance,"Young said.
Thompson said that although she found the conference engag-
ing, she wished more University students had attended, particu-
larly white students and undergraduate students.
"One of the things I love about this campus is that it's
diverse;" Thompson said. "(But) despite the diversity, it's still
very separated."

LSA junior Bernadine Williams takes part in Friday night's poetry slam in the
Michigan League.

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