One hundred seven years of editori lfreedom
February 17, 1998
prompts groups to meet
with 'U' administrators.
By Rachel Edelman
ly Staff Reporter
A rainbow sticker, a symbol of
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
der pride, was found with the words
"die" written across it on a wall of
Mason Hall on Thursday, outraging
members of the University commu-
"Behavior like that is a violation of
what we consider to be our values at a
university," said Ken Blochowski, inter-
im director of the Office of Lesbian,
y, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs.
"It's also behavior that can't be prevent-
ed or censored. We're concerned about
the widest possible expression of free
speech, and hateful as that was, that was
A report was filed in the Office of
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs on Thursday
after a student discovered the vandal-
e incident took place in the middle
of Queer Visibility Week, during which
many events celebrating LGBT pride
and queer visibility took place.
"It's significant that it happened
during Queer Visibility Week because
it shows that the week was necessary,"
said Jeanette Trudell, a member of the
Queer Visibility Week planning com- RC cera
The act of hatred has outraged
*ny students in the LGBT commu-
nity. E-mail messages have been
sent out to notify students of the
Queer Unity Project members De
have set up a meeting for this morn-
ing with LSA Associate Dean
Mildred Tirado to discuss the inci- By Reilly B
dent. Another meeting with Dean of Daily Staff Re
Students E. Royster Harper is Detroit M
heduled for March. metropolita
Im not sure what the typical line Los Angele
of action is, but whatever it is, I plan to Univrsit
pursue that," said LSA junior Emily basis and m
Marker, who is organizing the meet- "Every ti
ings. said LSA f
This recent defacement was the lat- waiting on
est attack against the LGBT commu- a commute
nity. In the past year, there have been (inconvenie
Diag boards vandalized during Metro A
National Coming Out Week, resi- categories,
dence hall doors defaced, cars vandal- reaching g
d and threats of assault made, ease of fol
0ochowski said. LSA firs
"Any time that LGBT people internationa
become more visible, they also become enced probl
More vulnerable to attacks by intolera- "When
ble people," Blochowski said. mistagged
By Carissa Van Heest
Daily Staff Reporter
To the dismay of many students and Ann Arbor
* idents, Maude's restaurant closed its doors per-
manently on Sunday night.
"I am saddened that it closed," said LSA senior
Binh An Phan. "I like Maude's. It was a nice
place. The service was good and the food was
The South Fourth Street restaurant's closing came
as a surprise to many in the University community.
"I didn't even know it was closing," said
Kinesiology junior Aparna Sukhtankar. "I thought
were just restoring it" ,
aude's owners, Main Street Ventures' Dennis
Serras, Dieter Boehm and Mike Gibbons, decided to
close it during its twenty-first year to open a new
Mexican restaurant called Arriba, said Barb McCoy,
former general manager of Maude's.
"They didn't want Maude's to go out bad," said
Al rnv the naxv o -n n mn a f Ar n Th
By Melissa Andrzejak
Daily Staff Reporter
Raw sewage spills into the streets, disease runs rampant,
children die and a nation waits.
This is the reality of present-day Iraq.
United Nations-approved U.S. sanctions on Iraq produced
these conditions, which have caused the deaths of more than
1 million Iraqi people - 567,000 of them children - said
David Finkel, a member of the editorial board of the British
quarterly journal Against the Current.
In response to reports of conditions in Iraq, 15 University
organizations, as well as community members, have joined
together to voice their concerns about the U.S. sanctions on
Iraq. Students and community members are scheduled to rally
at noon on Thursday on the Diag in protest of the sanctions.
Some have started to plan a candle-light vigil in the event
that the U.S. bombs Iraq.
While University students are discussing the sanctions
against Iraq, students at Ohio State University will get a to
hear about the situation first-hand tomorrow when Secretary
of State Madeline Albright and Defense Secretary William
Cohen travel to OSU to explain U.S. policy regarding Iraq.
At a teach-in this past Thursday night at the Michigan
League, students listened to Finkel lecture on Americans'
responsibility to remain informed about U.S. policy on Iraq. He
spoke of the U.S. sanctions as a "weapon of mass destruction."
In addressing the U.S. government's reasons for the sanctions
and possible war on Iraq, Finkel said it is the government's intent
to "inflict such an enormous defeat so humiliating that the entire
Arab world will follow (U.S.) orders and do what (the United
States) says because it is futile to resist"
History Prof Juan Cole, who specializes in Mideastern
studies, said the Iraqi government has not taken steps to miti-
gate the situation.
"The U.N. embargo has been implicated in deaths in Iraq
beyond what would normally occur," Cole said. "However,
the Baathist government could have taken up the U.N. on its
offer to allow Iraqi petroleum to be sold in order to buy med-
ical supplies and food."
LSA first-year student Asma Rafeeq said she is interested
in learning about both sides of the conflict.
See IRAQ, Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Opposition to bombing Iraq is gain-
ing ground as Congress struggles
over how far it should go in support-
ing military action. Catholic cardi-
nals, former military and intelligence
officers, longtime anti-war groups
and Arab Americans say air attacks
would do little more than kill Iraqis.
Opponents are scattered across the
political spectrum. Some insist the
bombing wouldn't go far enough,
including conservative Republicans
on Capitol Hill who believe the ulti-
mate goal should be to remove,
Saddam Hussein from power.
Others fear a U.S. attack would
go too far, killing thousands of
innocent Iraqi civilians, destroying
Mideast peace efforts, and bypass-
ing Congress in making war on
Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), one
of the capital's most respected for-
eign affairs voices, said he backs
Clinton's Iraqi policy but doesn't
think force would diminish the
threat of Iraq's weapons or its abili-
ty to threaten its neighbors.
See POLICY, Page7
mics instructor Susan Crowell loads students' works yesterday into a kiln. She has been
ceramic art for 36 years. Her exhibit is on display in the Residential College.
,troit airport ranks last
4etro Airport ranks lowest overall among 36 other
n airports, according to a survey published by a
s-based research firm, Plog Research, Inc.
y students said they use the airport on a regular
nany said they agreed with the survey's findings.
me I go there, there is always something wrong,"
first-year student Patrick Sweeney. "Whether it's
the runway for 45 minutes or (waiting) an hour for
r bus back to Ann Arbor, there's always something
nt) going on."
irport scored the lowest in four of the eight
including speed of baggage delivery, ease of
ates, availability of ground transportation and
it-year student Patrick Mellon said that during an
al flight he took last year, he and his family experi-
ems at Metro.
I took a flight to London, our baggage was
and the flight was delayed because the pilots were
late," he said. "The security was terrible as well. The rivets on
my jeans caused 10 minutes in delays, but some guy with a gun
probably walks right through."
Detroit ranked low in the study along with New York's
John F. Kennedy Airport and Boston's Logan International
Airport. Tampa International Airport received the top rank-
ing, according to the study.
The survey, which was conducted late last year, was com-
missioned by 36 airports. Passengers were surveyed during
the early part of 1996, but airport officials refused to release
the findings. The Detroit News uncovered the report last
Students said that the airport is not only inefficient in its
layout, but the service provided by the airport employees is
"The way that the airport deals with delays is terrible," said
LSA first-year student David Hesford. "The workers are
incredibly unfriendly. On my recent flight to New York, my
plane was two and a half hours delayed, and nobody at the
airport seemed to care."
See METRO, Page 7
Engineering sophomore Adam Silver sports the name tag he wore as a con-
testant on "The Price is Right" in January. Silver won a car and a couch.
'U' student wins
big on game show
By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
"Adam Silver, come on down!"
These words of game show °host
Bob Barker fulfilled the life-long
dream of Engineering sophomore
Adam Silver by making him the next
contestant on "The Price is Right."
Silver's luck and price-matching
skills won him a 1998 Buick Le
Saber sedan on the game show, which
aired last week. The show was taped
just four days after the Wolverines'
big win in Pasadena.
"We were out in California for the
Rose Bowl so we decided to stay a
few extra days to try to see 'The
Tonight Show' and be on 'The Price
is Right," Silver said.
Right' since I was four and that was
my first time out in California, so
we thought we'd try" Silver said.
Wilson said that he has been
watching the show since Jimmy
Olsen was its announcer.
"I know the history of the show and
all the other game shows Bob Barker
has done,' he said. "It's been a dream
of mine to be on the show."
Silver estimated that his odds for
being picked from the audience to
play were about one in 22, so when
he heard his name called, he almost
tripped while running to the stage.
"I was as nervous as can be. My
legs were shaking ... I was really
nervous that I would look bad on
national TV" Silver said.
MALLORY S.E FLOYD/Daily
Jeremy Feskorn, who worked as a chef at Maude's restaurant, stands in front of the permanently closed restau-
rant. Maude's closed its doors Sunday night.
Arriba, scheduled to open March 4, will aim to cap-
ture the college crowd by appealing to a 15-to 40-year-
old age group, McCoy said.
"We welcome students here," McCoy said.
The onerc a rnouatina and reeconrating the
will be able to enjoy reasonably priced meals.
The average meal will range from $5-$13, McCoy
A live mariachi band will play during Arriba's open-
inQ and most likely once or twice every week after