The Michigan Daily-Sunday, July 15, 1984 - Page 3
San. Fran. prepares for Dems
By NEIL CHASE
Special to the Daily
SAN FRANCISCO - The city's newly-refurbished
cable cars were the most popular attraction at the
corner of Powell and Market Streets Friday night,
but nearby, a handful of city residents and people
here for the Democratic National Convention
,gathered around a four man sidewalk band
appropriately named Streets.
"I haven't seen the city this keyed up since we won
the superbowl," said band member Roy Polk.
Well-dressed delegates and reporters stood out
from the regular Friday night crowd at the bottom of
Powell Street, just two blocks away from the
Moscone Center, home of the convention and the
party's headquarters, the San Francisco Hilton.
The variety of people on Powell Friday night
seemed to be a good sample of San Francisco's
diverse population. Gays and punk rockers, street
vendors and street people, and a variety of people
speaking at least four different languages listened to
musicians and watched the tourists.
Several people - including a teenage boy with a
spiked hair style - asked passers-by to give them
change so they could ride a bus or buy food.
Nearby a rat grabbed something off the street and
ran into a sewer.
The city's century-old cable cars which began
running last month after two years of renovation,
rattled by ringing their bells. Locals and tourists
waited in long lines for a $1 ride up and down the
cities famous hills.
Cable car operator Patrick Fonteot said he had
already figured out the difference between regular
tourists and the conventioneers. "Tourists are
sincere about wanting to see sights like the cable
cars," he said. "The convention people are here for a
different reason and just want to play at night. Its a
One of the few tourists who was not part of the
convention admitted to being an Ohio State fan and
said he "had no interest in the week's main event. We
pay more attention when Bo Schembechler does
something," he said.
The convention, which officially opens tomorrow, is
expected to bring over 30,000 people tothe Bay Area
this week - 15,000 delegates, alternates, and guests
and another 15 thousand members of the news media.
Every downtown business is taking advantage of the
See SAN FRAN., Page 7
Two camels share a tender moment at the Detroit Zoo last week.
Doonesbur to return this fall
By ANDREW ERIKSEN
The University's School of Art's
budget reduction and program
changes, completed in response to its 18
percent budget cut, were presented to
the University regents at their meeting
The art school received the 18 percent
cut as a result of the five-year-plan - a
reallocation of $20 million within the
University's general fund to high
priority areas. A review committee
called for the cut a year ago at the end
of a review of the art programs.
THE GUIDELINES for achieving the
cut include reducing the number of
faculty by using more teaching assistan-
ts who will teach larger classes. The
plan, presented to the regents, says that
the number of faculty members in art
education will be cut back two-thirds,
photography by one-third, and painting
by almost half.
The plan requires that concentrations
in film/video and advertising
design/art direction be discontinued
and other drawing and design courses
be reduced. All courses designed as two
and four credit courses within the
school will be revised to three credits.
The plan also calls for the school to
increase the instruction for non-art
majors. The school is planning to teach
art classes on central campus -
possibly in West Engineering and offer
a joint degree in Bachelor of Arts in
Art with LSA. The school plans to ex-
pand the spring and summer half term
workshops offered and commission a
study on the school's fund-raising
IN OTHER business, the regents'
decided after some discussion to sell
the Kalmbach Management Center to
Gary Crawford of Dearborn,
Michigan. Crawford plans to use the
center as privately owned student
housing. Neighbors of the center
protested its sale during public
comments to the regents.
The regents also awarded a $5 million
construction contract for the School of
See 'U', Page 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) - The
Pulizer-Prize winning Doonesbury
comic strip, which last ran in January
1983, will return Sept. 30 with charac-
ters who have grown into "cocaine and
herpes," Universal Press Syndicate
The adventures of college student.
Mike Doonesbury and his pals from
Walden Pond ended when their creator:
Garry Trudeau said he wanted to take a
break so he could take a fresh look at
"MY CHARACTERS are understan-
dably confused and out of sorts," he
said at the time. "It's time to give them
$20 haircuts, graduate them and move
them into the larger world of grown-up
Since Trudeau's leave of absence,
Universal Press Syndicate said it has
been "inundated with questions" about
the return of the satirical comic strip.
"Garry felt his characters needed
some time to make the journey from
'draft beer and mixers to cocaine and
herpes,"' said John P. McMeel,
president of the Fairway, Kan.-based
Universal Press, in announcing the
revival of Doonesbury. "On Sept. 30,
when the Doonesbury saga resumes,
readers will see just how well they have
TRUDEAU WAS 22 and just out of
Yale School of Architecture when
"Doonesbury" made its debut in 28
newspapers Oct. 26, 1970.
As of Jan. 2, 1983, the last time the
comic strip appeared, 726 newspapers
in the United States and abroad (with
readership of 60 million) were running
The antics of Trudeau's characters
sometimes generated such controversy
that editors refused to run certain
sequences, moved them to editorial
pages or tried to bury the strip in the
DURING HIS sabbitical, Trudeau
worked on his Broadway musicial of the
"Doonesbury," which opened at New
York's Biltmore Theater Nov. 21, 1983,
and ran for 125 performances, was not
considered a financial success but
generally received good reviews.
His animated film "A Doonesbury
Special" for NBC-TV, was nominated
for an Oscar and received the Special
Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival. In
1975, he became the first comic strip ar-
tist to win a Pulitzer Prize for cartoons.
Trudeau currently is writing a.
screenplay about the White House press
corps for Orion pictures and another
about the New Right for Columbia Pic-
He and wife Jane Pauley, anchor-
woman on the NBC Today show, have
two children - twins Richard and
Rachel, born Dec. 30, 1983.