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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 6, 1999 - 3A

AMPUS
Prof. emeritus
dies after six
decades at 'U'
A memorial service was held
F iday for emeritus botany Prof.
neth Jones who died Nov. 14.
Jonstaught botany and great books
classes at the University for 58
years, beginning after he earned his
master's degree and doctorate at the
University.
Jones discovered a vitamin B-12
producing microorganism that today
produces the vitamin for commer-
cial use He also srved as a juror
for School of Music organ students.
hwish leaders to
speak at Hillel
Edgar Bronfman, chair of the
Segram Company Ltd. and
President of the World.Jewish
Congress, and Richard Joel, presi-
dent of International Hillel, will
join students and community mem-
bers at Hillel Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
t' hare experiences.
Union study break
o take place on
last day of classes
University students possessing an
M-Qard and a need to break from
studying can attend the Great Union
Study Break, held Dec. 13 in the
Michigan Union from 8 p.m. to I
hroughout the evening, movies
including "The Blair Witch Project"
nd " The Matrix" will run free of
charge to students. Billiards, pizza
and soda also will be provided.
Students with a thirst for adventure
can participate in laser tag, survival
bingo and karaoke.
University Goethe-
Astitut to close
The Goethe-Institut is closing and
transferring its library to the
University's Germanic languages
and literature department. Materials
will be available at the Language
Resource Center in the Modern
Languages Building.
The week leading up to the clos-
ing, the Goethe-Institut will be open
dJing the day. On Dec. I1, a
brnch is planned at the Goethe-
Instittut located at 2201 E. Huron St.
Suite 210
Speech to draw
parallels between
Japan and U.K.
The 7 Washington Post foreign
spondent T.R. Reid plans to
deiver" a lecture today at 12 p.m.
titled "Separated at Birth?"
The lecture will focus on the sim-
ilarities between the United
Kingdom and Japan.
Reid is a visiting professor in the
Japanese studies department.
Library to present
holiday concert
wThe Ann Arbor District Library
ssa free holiday music con-
ter in ihe library located at 343 S.
"iffhAve. 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. The

group will perform holiday carols
while dressed in late 19th Century
costume.
They will sing songs in their
original French, Spanish and
German language.
Unliversity Library
to display early
King James Bibles'
The University Library's Special
Collection Library holds fragments
from early versions of the King
James Bible, including Deuteronomy
Matthew.
he exhibit runs Dec. 8 through
Jan. 29 in the Special Collections
Library's display area on the 7th
floor of - the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library.
Copies of Latin and Greek bibli-
cal, texts will also be on display. In
some cases, the texts are turned to
the same page, offering opportunity
for comparison.
Compiled by Daily News Editor
Jaimie Winkler.

Iranian speaker discusses literary works

* Censorship imposed upon
literary works in.Iran central to
Mujabi's lecture
By Shabnam Daneshvar
Daily Staff Reporter
"Every country has their own story and his-
tory. Our's happens to be thousands of years
old ... and extremely rich in oral and written
custom," said Javad Mujabi, a writer and lit-
erary historian from Tehran, Iran who spoke
with the University community last night in
Angell Hall Auditorium D.
Prof. Mujabi, whose talk was titled "Co-opting
the Popular: The Interplay Between Classical and
Popular Literature in Iran," spoke mainly of the

connection between the two types of literature
and the way in which many poets and writers
have had to persevere despite strict governmental
regimes in Iran's history.
Because of the restrictions imposed on the
poets, Mujabi said writers like Hafez had to ori-
ent themselves toward the people and avoid gov-
ernmental situations.
"The poets learned from the people and the
people from the poets," despite the "tyrannical
rule," which Iran's literary writers have dealt with
throughout Iran's history.
Kathryn Babayan, professor of Iranian Culture
and History in the Near Eastern Studies depart-
ment, said she enjoyed the event thoroughly and
described it as a "very good summary of the
kinds of exchanges between popular and literary

culture."
"He showed the humor in the way poets take
the plights of day-to-day life and return to the
people with morals" to learn from.
LSA junior Azadeh Shahshahani, president
of the Persian Students Association, also
attended Mujabi's speech and said she was
impressed by the gravity of his lecture.
"I thought his speech was just awesome," she
said. "I'm glad that in recent years we have
received more speakers and opportunities to see
more of our Iranian culture and heritage through
movies and speakers like Dr. Mujabi who come
here to educate us. We're fortunate to have
chances like this to learn more about our histo-
ry and culture."
Mujabi is here in the United States with the

sponsorship of the international writer's group,
PEN, and has had a series of governmental resis-
tance against his Persian literary pieces.
lie will spend the next few days in Michigan
touring and will soon return to Tehran where he is
working on completing two books of literature
and history of satire.
Mujabi also worked as a journalist and a mem-
ber of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of
Justice under the reign of the last Shah of Iran.
The event was sponsored by the Center for
Middle Eastern and North African Studies,
Department of English Creative Writing
Program, the Department of Near Eastern
Studies, Comparative Literature Program, the
Institute for the Humanities and the Horace
Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Archers hunt 38
Detroit area deer

DETROIT (AP) - Amateur
archers killed at least 38 deer at two
Metroparks in the latest phase of a
state-endorsed plan to thin the white-
tail herd, an official said yesterday.
Bow hunters killed 14 deer Friday
and eight Saturday at Hudson Mills
Metropark near Dexter in Washtenaw
County, said Dave Moilanen, a
spokesperson for the Huron-Clinton
Metropolitan Authority.
Hunters killed six deer Friday and
nine Saturday at Stony Creek
Metropark in northwest Macomb
County. One was killed yesterday
morning before inclement weather
forced an early end to the hunt sched-
uled to end at noon, Moilanen said.
Metroparks officials hope the hunt
will kill up to 50 antlerless deer at
Hudson Mills, where 118 whitetails
were counted in an aerial survey in
January. The Stony Creek hunt is
aimed at eliminating 175 to 200 of the
estimated 501 deer there.
"Certainly Hudson Mills is on tar-
get. We'll get between the 40 and 50
we wanted," Moilanen said. "Stony

Creek, we thought we'd get a few
more this weekend. It's always weath-
er-dependent."
Archers killed 37 deer at Stony
Creek on Nov. 5-7, the first weekend
of the controlled hunt there-.Hunters
were less successful this weekend
because of mild weather Friday and
Saturday and rain yesterday, condi-
tions that make deer less likely to
move about in search of food,
Moilanen said.
Opponents claiming the hunt was
inhumane and unjustified protested at
Hudson Mills on Friday afternoon,
several hours after an Oakland County
judge refused to block the Metroparks
plan. Moilanen said he was not aware
of protests Saturday at Hudson Mills
or on any of the three days at Stony
Creek.
Metroparks officials have said
high concentrations of deer within
park boundaries have left the ani-
mals with little food, threatening
them with starvation even as they
forage on plant life - some of it
endangered.

ALEX WOLK/Daily
Santa Claus spreads holiday cheer by guiding his reindeer-drawn sleigh of presents toward Main Street. The festivities
were part of the 11th Annual Children's Parade, which took place in downtown Ann Arbor yesterday despite the rain.

Mich. legislators to
end session, charter
schools bill debated

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LANSING (AP) - Legislative
leaders say they will end the 1999 ses-
sion Thursday, but they are far from
winding down.
With issues as contentious as charter
schools, residency requirements for city
workers and farming regulations still
unresolved, Democrats and Republicans
will be working late this week to stay on
top of rapid developments.
GOP Gov. John Engler is pushing
hard to pass his plan to allow 50 more
charter schools to open next fall.
Democrats and nine dissenting
Republicans in the House blocked it
from being introduced last week, even
after Engler made personal pleas to the
holdouts.
"We've worked very hard in the
House," Engler spokesperson John
Truscott said. "We had a lot of meetings
and discussions. But in the end when
you can't get it, you go to your next best
alternative."
So Engler will go to the Senate this
week to push through a bill the House
might be willing to pass.
"It'll be a close vote, no doubt about
it," Truscott said.
Engler may be able to win some
votes from Detroit Democrats in the
House if he is willing to block a bill that
would prohibit cities and towns from
telling municipal workers where to live.
The Senate passed such a ban, but
the House amended the bill to leave the
matter to local contract negotiations.
Bill sponsor Sen. Loren Bennett (R-
Canton Township) successfully urged a
"no" vote on the House version. The
bill was sent to a conference commit-
tee, which is expected to meet this
week.
"Lurking somewhere in there is a
middle ground," he said, referring to the
differing House and Senate ideas on
what the bill should contain.
Several compromises are being dis-
cussed, including allowing residency
requirements to remain in place for the
next three to five years. Another alter-
native may be allowing cities to require

workers to live within 20 miles of the
city limits.
"I'm willing to talk about all the
options and any other options that are
reasonable," said Rep. Robert Gosselin
(R-Troy) who is expected to serve on
the conference committee. "We just
can't live with it from the way it is from
the House perspective.
Meanwhile, farmers are pushing the
House to pass a bill that would exempt
them from most local zoning regula-
tions. They say the exemptions are
needed to preserve farmland.
But local officials are aggressively
lobbying against the bill, saying their
regulations protect against excessive
noise, odor and environmental contam-
ination that could affect nearby resi-
dents and affect communities' quality
of life.
"Family farms strive to be good
neighbors and are not the concern," said
John LaRose, executive director of the
Michigan Townships Association. "The
concern is with the growing number of
intensive livestock operations locating
in Michigan."
Several other bills also are waiting
for Senate approval this week, and are
scheduled to return to the House for
final passage before lawmakers break
for their holiday vacation. They
include:
A campaign finance bill that calls
for candidates to report every dollar
contributed to their campaigns. Now,
candidates have to report the source of
all contributions above S20, or above
$25 at political bingo games.
Democrats say the real issues are
"soft money" donated to political par-
ties and large campaign donations, but
Republicans have rejected attempts to
reform those laws.
A bill to prohibit top school
administrators from joining unions. The
Senate version of the bill applied
statewide; the House version targeted
only Detroit, Inkster and possibly
Benton Harbor as districts that need the
restriction.

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