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Ninety-four years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCIV, No. 18-S

Copyright 984
The Mchign Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, June 17, 1984

Gays march
through city
By PETE WILLIAMS
Ann Arbor's gay and lesbian community is
celebrating this week.e t
And to commence the 12th annual Lesbian/Gay
Pride Week, about 150 members of that community
took to the streets of Ann Arbor yesterday, in a
Pride Week Parade. The parade started with a
series of pep talks and speeches on the steps of the
Federal Building and went through campus, across
the Diag, and back to its staring point.
"WE ARE HERE to celebrate the fact that we are
lesbians, that we are gay, and that we are proud of
it," Rev. Ted Richmond told the marchers at the
Federal Building. "We live in a state where our
showing of love is illegal. We have a right to be b,
angry with the State of Michigan for refusing us our
basic civil rights."
Richmond said that his church, the Metro
Christian Church, is the only Christian church in
Ann Arbor that offers a special ministry to the gay
and lesbian community. About half of Richmonds
congregation is either gay or lesbian. he said it was Marchers walk up Liberty Street yesterday
important for him. as a gay Christian, to be part Pride Week festivities.
See GAYS, Page 2
CITY CONSIDERED FOR PROPOSED DEFENSE LAB:
Controversy builds

DOUG McMAHON/[
'on the way to Central Campus as part of the Lesbian/Gay

over SEI

By PETE WILLIAMS
Second in a three-part series
To many in Ann Arbor, the Software
Engineering Institute could be the most
The way of the future?
exciting thing to happen to the city in
years. University administrators, city
officals, and private businessmen are
falling over one another to get the com-
puter center to locate in the Ann Arbor
area.
But it seems that for all the positive
reaction here to SEI, there is as much
strong opposition.
SEI IS A proposed computer research

center funded by the Department of
Defense. The defense department con-
ceived the center as the place to
renovate the computer programming
industry. The researchers at SEI will
also work on the development of a new
universal higher-order computer
language. The institute is expected to
have a $33 million budget and employ
250 technicians and scientists by its fif-
th year of operation. With those goals,
SEI has the potential to make the area
where it locates the leader in software
technology.
Ann Arbor and the University are
competing against Carnegie-Mellon in
Pittsburgh, UCLA, and others for the
institute. If Ann Arbor wins, it "will
have attracted some of the best sof-
tware and engineering minds in the
country and located them in one place,"
said Michigan High Technology Task
Force Director Bill Lukens. "Give
these people five or 10 years and Ann

Arbor will be the software capital of the
nation."
Gov. William Milliken designed the
task force Lukens heads to bring such
projects as SEI to the state. When
Milliken left office, the task force
became a non-profit organization
dependent upon the generosity of
Michigan corporations.
Lukens said the Ann Arbor-
based task force soon would be devoting
a considerable amount of time to luring
SEI to the city.
LUKENS ALSO said the institute
would have a tremendous impact on the
amount of money the state receives
from the federal government - an
amount many consider far too small.
"It will be a major contracting center
which will give Michigan firms greater
accessibility to federal money." That
accessibility likely would include
millions of dollars not going directly to

SEI.
The University also is fighting hard to
get SEI. With fellow Big Ten Conferen-
ce schools Ohio State University, Pur-
due University, and the University of
Illinois, it has formed a consortium
designed to recruit the institute to Ann
Arbor. College of Engineering Dean
James Duderstadt said he would relish
the idea of having SEI near campus.
"Certainly a major fundamental
research laboratory, which that will be
in software engineering, will have an im-
portant impact on us because it will
establish Ann Arbor as a center of ex-
cellence," Duderstadt said. "It will at-
tract a lot of very, very high quality
scientists and engineers and will allow
,us to attract some high-level people."
DUDERSTADT said the proposed
center plans to carry out "fundamental
and unclassified research," as opposed
to applied weapons research. He said it
See CONTROVERSY, Page 7
Inside:
" The University's share of the
state budget is one of several
sticky issues which are the sub-
ject of last-minute negotiations;in
Lansing. See Page 3.
* The most recent call for trade
restrictions should be ignored.
See Opinion, Page 6.
" A Daily sportswriter who
thought she had given up idol
worship proved herself wrong at
Tiger Stadium. See Sports, Page
15.
Outside:
- Cloudy, warm, and humid with
thunderstorms and a high in the
80s.

Canada picks new prime minister
From AP and UPI Minister John Roberts, Indian Affairs Minister John Munro
and Whelan backed Chretien, who waged an emotional cam-
OTTAWA - Former Finance Minister John Turner, who paign in defense of Trudeau's policies.
quit Pierre Trudeau's Cabinet nine years ago, was chosen THE ALLIANCES developed in view of a national
yesterday to succeed Trudeau as prime minister, television audience. the candidates sat for more than six
Turner swamped two other candidates on the second ballot hours in the convention hall, surrounded by their supporters
at a Liberal Party convention, getting 1,862 of the delegates' with banners and signs.
votes to 1,368 for Energy Minister Jean Chretien and 192 for When a candidate decided to make an endorsement, he
Economic Development Minister Donald Johnston. stood up - starting the television commentators speculating
THE NEW PARTY leader will take over a prime minister about which direction he would go - they marched across
once Trudeau makes his resignation official. The date for the the floor to embrace the colleague he had chosen.
transition has not been set, but it is expected in about two Turner was edged out of a first-round victory when he
weeks. polled 1,593 votes, 126 votes short of what he needed for a one-
Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan was dropped from round triumph.
the second ballot because he finished last in the first round. THERE HAS been speculation that the Liberals might call
Three other candidates withdrew after disappointing an election soon after Trudeau's departure to take advantage
showings on the first ballot. Justice Minister Mark
MacGuigan threw his support to Turner. Employment See CANADIANS, Page 7

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