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The Michigan Daily - Sunday, July 15, 1984 - Page 7

Associated Press

Fatal crash
Firemen survey the scene where a twin-engine plane crashed into a shed behind a car dealership in Concord, Calif. All
six people aboard were killed.
Dems gear up for convention
(Continued from Page i )
massive National March for Lesbian and Mondale's advance selection of become his commander in chief.
Gay Rights on the Moscone Center to- Ferraro drained the convention of all Mondale, in presenting Ferraro as his
day, one day before the Democrats suspense. But what it lacks in mystery, runnng mate, denied that her gender
convene. the Democratic meeting may make up' was the factor which motivated him. "I
"We're ready to go, said Paul in emotion. For nearly half the looked for the best vice president," he
Boneberg, organizer of the demon- delegates are women, and they will said, "and I found her." But some
stration. "We've got over 200 monitors cheer the New York congresswoman to Americans aren't buying that ex-
to assure a successful and peaceful the arches of the huge, underground planation. "He bent to pressure," artist
march that will let the Democrats know convention hall. Elizabeth Czaban, 26, of Schenectady,
we want gay rights issues to be included Associated Press reporters asked N Y said of Mondale.
in the party pldtform and beyond." people - bank tellers, receptionists, Homemaker Leanna Higgins of Kan-
Ponderosa Pine, a barefoot former auto mechanics, street vendors - what Has City, Kan., said Mondale was
director of San Francisco's Ecology they thought about Mondale's selection
Center, said yesterday's march by a
menagerie of various animals and plan- J wouldn't vote for that wimp, no matter
ts was "to have fun and make a
statement about a serious topic - en- What.'
dangered species, including humans." Higgins,
"The main effort of All Species - Homemaker Leanna of
Caucus '84 is to get the Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale
convention delegates to make their
decisions based on a different lens-
setting - one that looks 30 to 50 years of Ferraro, and their answers show a "grandstanding and is not sincere" in
into the future," he said. wide receptiveness to the idea, from making his decision - but she's pleased
Police said they would remain incon- men and women alike. Those inter- anyway because it "sets the way for
spicuous and expected no trouble views were not a public opinion survey next time." Of Mondale, she said, "I
during the All Species Caucus '84 mar- or poll, rather, a gathering of the com- wouldn't vote for that wimp, no matter
ch or at an afternoon rally by the ments of ordinary people. what."
Marijuana Initiative, a group calling Some doubt that the country is ready
for the decriminalization of pot. to put a woman in such high office, a Mondale's decision could backfire,
"As long as the marches are orderly heartbeat from the presidency. said Joe Spitzkoff, a utility company
and peaceful, they'll have no trouble Staff Sgt. Robert Harman, Concord,
with the police department," said chief N.H., an army recruiter in Concord, supervisor: If people see it as a move
Cornelius Murphy. "We've said that said he is uncomfortable with the to placate a certain gender, it will
from the beginning " thought that Ferraro could be in line to -r
Minneapolis mayor vetoes porn rule
(Continued from Page 2)

San Fran.
prepares
to host
Democratic
convention
(Continued from Page 1)
influx with special sales and signs
welcoming the democrats. "We
specialize in conventioneers," read the
sign in the window of the Pinecrest
restaurant just up the street from the
Hilton.
One businessman who hopes to do
well this week added 'Mondale-
Ferraro" and "Dump Reagan in '84"
buttons to his usual stock of incense and
candles. "My name is Marvin X - like
Malcolm X," he said from behind his
table on the sidewalk.
Marvin said he will peddle his wares
at night but luring the day he plans to
join a group of Communist protesters
wh will be trying to "make the police
earn their money and let the world
know what's happening in Frisco."
Police blame members of the
Revolutionary- Communist Party for
the disruption of a rally last Thursday
against Moral Majority leader Jerry
Falwell. The rally was held at Union
Square, a gathering place two blocks
away from Moscone. Rev. Jesse
Jackson will be staying in the Hyatt
Union Square.
About 1,000 demonstrators had
gathered to protest a Moral Majority
celebration, and when police attempted
to control the protest, several scuffles
broke out. Eight people were arrested
and witnesses accused the police of
using excessive force and beating the
protesters.
A large parking area in front of the
Moscone Center has been set aside for
protest groups, and a number of rallies
are scheduled during the week,
beginning this morning with a labor
march and a gay rights demonstration
this afternoon which organizers hope
willdraw over 1,000 protesters. Police
expect the crowd to be smaller.
Demonstrations are planned later in
the week for world peace, the nuclear
freeze, womens rights, and a number of
other causes. The Ku Klux Klan and its
opponents are expected to clash during
a KKK rally Tuesday.
Marvin said the Communists will be
on hand all week and may cause trouble
again. The American Civil Liberties
Union has set up a special hot-line to
help anyone who gets arrested.
Police officials say they set aside the
Moscone parking lot in hopes that the
groups would demonstrate peacefully
since they will be close enough to the
convention to draw media coverage and
public attention.
Police officials are confident they will
be able to handle whatever happens but
Ken Day, co-owner of the D and D
delicatessen on MissionhStreet near
Moscone and the protest sight, said he
is a little bit worried.
"'We feel safe, but I don't know about
those demonstrators," he said. "They
are marching right in front of our store
and when they get here, there is going
to be a pause until they get into that
parking lot. When you geta lot of people
in an area like that you don't know what
will happen."
The city will spend $8.5 million to put
on the convention and 10,000 local
residents have volunteered to work on
the host committee to insure that
everything runs smoothly.

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mission found they had been
discriminated against.
Fraser signed two other ordinances,
which prohibit the distribution of ob-
scene materials portraying violence
against women and the display of
sexually explicit materials where they
can be seen by minors.
AFTER PASSING the discrimination
ordinance, the council approved a
resolution that delayed its implemen-
tation pending resolution of the Indiana
court challenge.

That led to a chanting, stomping
demonstration by pornography op-
ponents that resulted in 25 arrests.
Those arrested were booked on charges
of disorderly conduct and released,
police said.
"It may take years . . . for the In-
dianapolis case to reach the Supreme
Court," said Jane Miller, spokesman
for Citizens Against Pornography, a
coalition of feminists and neighborhood
activists, who had worked for passage

of the ordinance. "There are no reasons
to wait."
"We shall not be moved," the demon-
strators sang as they joined hands and
marched to the front of the council
meeting room. "Ain't gonna let por-
nographers turn us around ... We're
gonna build a brand new day."
Women in the audience clapped their
hands in time to the chants as police
carried out demonstrators. A recess
lasted about an hour.

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