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Ann Arbor, MI
PERMIT NO.13
Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 6S Ann Arbor Michigan - Friday, June 10, 1988 P72o1i

WCBN
DJ quits
under

11~1

pressure
BY ANN F. EVELETH "
WCBN disc jockey Chris Daley
- suspended last December for
playing a song titled "Run, Nigger,
Run" and later reinstated - resigned
June 1. The Campus Broadcasting
Network Board of Directors voted 2-
1 to advise that his reinstatement be
rescinded the same night.
"Daley resigned because it was
the best thing for the station," said s
Tom Bray, WCBN chief engineer.
On May 26, Thom Simonian,
WCBN's acting general manager, K .
received a memo from Union Direc-
tor Frank Cianciola asking that Si-
monian "reconsider Chris Daley's
reinstatement" in the event that the
board did not have a quorum of five
members at the meeting.
WITHOUT a quorum, the board
could only advise that the reinstate-
ment be rescinded, rather than re-
scinding it itself.
Cianciola stated in his memo to
Simonian that "I do not support
(Daley's reinstatement) because it is
inconsistent with what the Univer-
sity and CBN are trying to accom-
plish regarding cultural diversity and
sensitivity on this campus." L'
Simonian could not be reached for
comment.
"What I wanted (the board) to do Help for the Homeless ROBIN LOZNAK/D, ly
was identify clearly where they stand Bob Rivera waves an Ann Arbor Tenants Union flag during a
on the issue," Cianciola said yester- march down Division street last Monday, joined by Elmira
day. Collins of Ann Arbor, from the South Maple Tenants Union.
THOUGH the meeting began The two are part of the "Build Homes, not Bombs" demon-
with the five-board member quorum, stration, held to promote support for a national housing bill.
See WCBN, Page 4 See story, page 3.
State Senate approves South
African divestment bill
LANSING (AP) - After years of delay and Repub- and needs only agreement on Senate amendments, but
lican opposition, the Michigan Senate finally approved the other must go through the committee process.
bills yesterday forcing the state to sell $1.1 billion "It's an historic moment," said Sen. Lana Pollack
worth of stock in 13 companies doing business in (D-Ann Arbor), saying the bill will pass the House
South Africa. without problem.
The South African bills, which cover various pen- University student Pam Nadasen, a member of the
sion plans and require divestiture over five years, passed Free South Africa Coordinating Committee, said she
without debate on votes of 23-12 and 24-12. The bills thinks that while yesterday's vote was a significant
will now go to the House for consideration. event, it should be put into perspective.
Under the bills, partial divestment will begin at the "I think it is important to realize that the decision
first of the year and will become complete in four the legislature made today was not made from their
years. own morality," Nadasen said. Instead, she said it was
BILL has already passed the lower chamber, See Bill, Page 2

Duderstadt
to head 'U',
source says
BY RYAN TUTAK their June meeting, will nominate
The University's Board of Re- the final candidate for the regents to
gents will name University Provost vote on.
and Vice President for Academic Af- Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey),
fairs James Duderstadt as the 11th chair of the presidential search com-
University president in a special mittee, was unavailable for comment
meeting today at 10:30 a.m., a last night, and has consistently re-
source close to the search said last fused to comment on candidates dur-
night. ing the 13-month confidential search
The regents will meet to receivea to replace former University Presi-
report from the presidential search dent Harold Shapiro. Shapiro left the
nominating committee, University University in January to head
Vice President for Government Princeton University.
Relations and Secretary Richard FOUR SOURCES involved in
Kennedy said. The four-regent com- See Search Page 4
mittee, appointed by the regents at
Slander suits in

rape case
BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
A slander suit filed by former
University student Griffith Neal
against the woman who accused him
of rape, and the personal injury suit
she filed against him, were dismissed
Wednesday by both parties.
Charges against Chief Assistant
Washtenaw County Prosecutor
Robert Cooper, which were also part
of Neal's civil slander suit, were
dismissed last Friday.
Neal, who was found not guilty
of the rape charge last September,
and the student met with a mediation

dropped
group comprised of three attorneys
in Wayne County last month. One
source said the mediation panel rec-
ommended that no money be awarded
in the slander suit.
THE WOMAN'S attorney,
Mike Caffrety, said, "Our client
chose to dismiss (a counter slander
suit against Neal) because she
wanted to end this unfortunate chap-
ter of her life."
Caffrety added that his client did
not want be put through another trial
and that Neal was "an uncollectible
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