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Continued from page 8
Groups sponsored by the Navy
Family Service Center since Aug.
28, 1990, various programs have
been instituted by other sources.
The change in life echoes in the
classroom. At Salem High School in
Virginia Beach, 40 percent of the
student body may be directly
affected by the war. To prevent
emotional distress at school, media
sources have been removed from
classes.
"We're not allowed to be overly
aware of the situation. (The
presence of media in the
classroom) could be real conducive
for freaking out," said Salem
biology teacher Patti Tosloskie. If
she were in the children's shoes,
she said, "I'd want to be aware, but
then I'd also want to be with
family, too."
Patriotic fervor reverberates
through the halls. "People are more
patriotic. In homeroom nobody
would stand up for the pledge.
Now everyone does. And during
the moment of silence; people
would pray, especially after the first
few days of the war had started,"

Vigilante added. "People are just
starting to care. Of course there are
demonstrations against the war, but
a lot of people are supporting the.
troops.
Even people against the war are
not vocal in their protest,
considering the overwhelming
military population. "A lot of
people became angry of you. We
just didn't protest. There weren't a
lot of us," said 17-year-old Jerry
Wian. "I was opposed to the war
for the entire time. I just didn't
think it was right, because the
killing of any person just isn't
justified."
The relief that the war finally
seems over masks deeper doubts
concerning loved ones and hazy
future relations with Iraq..
High school senior Sheri
Sarmiento knows two people
serving in the Gulf: a friend and
her sister's boyfriend. "My initial
reaction was 'I'll believe it when I
see it.' I didn't think he (Hussein)
was going to pull out -just
comply so easily. I don't think
Bush should have called the cease-
fire until Hussein started moving,"
she remarked.
Without disappearing, the

tension in Hampton Roads has
decreased. "People seemed
generally happier about it being
over, but they were also skeptical
about it," she added. "It's a lot less
worriful. People are more relaxed.
Right now all they want is for the
troops to come home. They're
waiting for the peace talks.
Generally, they're relieved."
The relief encompasses hope
that the region's economy will
rebound and that no more local
soldiers will die in the war's
aftermath.
'The economy around here
really took a beating. About a fifth
of the total working population was
gone. Some of them are the main
bread-winners for their family,"
said 17-year-old Barry Waldman.
As in the past, residents of this
military zone focus on the future.
"People think it has really affected
us, but a lot of the families are used
to it. We always get through
everything," Basiljo projected.
Despite the havoc inflicted by
the war, Hampton Roads will not
go gently into that good night. The.
next time I'm home I hope the
sounds of F-15s will again shatter
the quiet stillness.

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Performances
FRIDAY
Allen Ginsberg. Don't miss this poet/musician's
return to A2" Rackham Aud., 8 pm, $5 to benefit
Jewel Heart.
Nexus, aCanadian percussion ensemble and one of
the world's best Hill Aud., 8 pm, $10-$20.
iternatonal Women's Day Cultural Celebration.
The Black Folk Arts Collectve and Malini's Dances
of India Troupe perform African and classical
Southern Indian dance at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, 2145 Independence. 7:30 p.m. 663-
3555.
Dogg's Hamlet and Cahoot's Macbeth. Tom
Stoppard's one-act Hamlet parodies the contrast
between British schoolchildren's 'dogg' language
and the stuff of Shakespeare, while Macbeth
concems governmental repression of Czech
theatre. Performance Network, 8 pm. $9, $7 fore
students.
This Is A Test, which portrays the anguish of
taking exams, might be the perfect relief for the
midterm blues. Then again, maybe not Community
High School Craft Theatre, 8 pm, $4.
Impact Dance Co. Celebrating their 10th year, this
group of non-dance majors will dance to the tunes
of the Indigo Girls, Art of Noise, and Vivaldi.
Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 pm. $4, $5 at door.
Mr. B. plays the piano for happy hour, Michigan
Theatre, 5:01 sharp. Free.
SAT UR.DAY
Solo Concert. Bill Evans of the Univ. of New Mexico

and a worldwide performer, offers his
contemporary dance style. Dance Bldg. Studio A, 8
pm. $7, $5 students.
Bolcom and Morris, a married team, interprets
classics with a touch of the unusual.
Doug's Hamlet and Cahoots Macbeth. See Friday.
This Is ATest. See Friday.
SUNDAY
Michigan Chamber Players, U-M School of Music
Recital Hall, free.
Doug's Hamlet and Cahoot'sMacbeth. See Friday.
6:30 pm.
MOND-A Y
Piano Recial. Music students race the keys, U-M
School of Music Recital Hall, 9 pm, free.
TUESDAY
"Just Who the Heil Do You Think You Are?" The
Residential Hall Repertory Theatre Troupe
performs a poignant show about image and
identity. Mosher Jordan, 10 p.m.
Baritone Blane Shaw sings African-American
spirituals, Mich. Union Pendleton Rm., 8 pm, free.
University Chamber Choir, Hill Aud, 8pm, free.
THURSDAY
Peter, Paul, and Mary, folksters of Puff the
Magic Dragon' fame, grace Hill Aud., 8 pm, $20.
Comedy Company performs its annual Big Show,
Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 pm, $4.50 advance, $5
door..

A Poit- Evening of M emago & Cuckoldry. Tw
comedies by George Bernard Shaw explore
adultery and marital relationships. East Quad/RC
Aud., 9 pm. $5, $2 students.
A New Synthetic Circus. Stran e deviations from
the usual world of theatre will beperformed by
Frank's Absurd Repertory Theater. At Hang ON1,
8 pm, $7 students. 663-0681.
An die MsAilk,anunusual combination of oboe,
strings, and piano. Rackham Aud., 8 pm, $14-$25.
Fo land Sparing Dance Works. Jessica Fogel
and Peter Sparling premiere four dance pieces
relating to sexuality and Margaret Atwood's "The
Female Body.' Dance Bldg. Studio A, 8 pm, $7.
Art at Mid-Day. U-M geographer John Kolars,
recently returned from China, reads his poetry..
Mich. Union, 12:15. Free.
Fiction Reading. Lee Smith reads from some of her
works, including the acclaimed Me andMy Baby
Yew the Eclipse. Rackham Amphitheatre, 5 pm.
bars and
clubs
The Ark
(761-1451)
Friday: Garnet Rogers, folk. Saturday: Wynton
Marsalis, the award winning jazz and classical
musician, is already sold out, 7 and 9:30. Sunday:
Sally Rogers and Howie, who entitled their recent
album "When Howie Met Sally." Tuesday: Steve
Gillette & Cindy Mangsen team up. Wednesday:

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Where students rarely tread (cover story)
Our campus museums are a resource many students fail to use. Inside, one can
find artifacts and art, not to mention loads of dead animals. See Page 6.
A tale of two cities
A look at two communities - Baghdad and Hampton Roads, Virginia - which
were profoundly affected by the war. See Page 4.
Also:
Out to Lunch
Scott Chupack
Mike Gill
Jesse Walker
Sketchpad by F. Zinn
The Weekend List
Cover photo of American Mammoth in Exhibit Museum by Rob
Kroenert. Photo of reconstructed Babylonian gate by Farah Arabo.

The World According
Democracy is said to have begun in Athens five centi
Christ and the advent of the Common Era. For 2,500 ye
trying to get it right. We still haven't perfected the syste
Churchill pointed out, democracy is the worst system of
except for all the others.
What our democracy in the United States is lacking i:
Athenian system, being but a fledgling democracy with
some very strange and silly traditions which have disapp
bear serious consideration.
One of these procedures was "ostracization," which e
banish from their realm for ten years any citizen they d
The ostracizing process was extremely democratic: each
would use a clay shard as a ballot, writing upon it the na
removed. Whoever collected the most votes was simply
drop the dog off at a kennel or cancel magazine subscrip
This practice was very self-destructive, since the mo
always received the most votes, with both fame and infa
results. Before long, many of Athens' best minds were g
It is a mystery why specific individuals were targeted
politicking and bad-mouthing going on. An Athenian w
verge of being banished would begin a fierce campaign
anyone.
Sometimes the Athenians' choices were motivated b
or dislike. One Athenian, for example, used his clay ball
politician, "Go, Cimon! And take your sister with you!"
lover? A scandalized moralist? Their parents?
Could there be a more wonderfully chaotic way of ru
imagine how life at Michigan would be changed if we st
every month to decide whom we should expel from Anr
years.
As with the Athenians, those garnering the most vote
public eye. For example, everyone knows who Presiden
adieu. Never mind that his term isn't up yet.
But who would be next? MSA President Jennifer Var
purged soon thereafter. So would Steve Fisher, as baske
their disappointment with his failure to lead the Wolver
championship. But that's just plain N.I.T.-picking.
And once the shards were cast, Deane Baker might b
popular in liberal circles.
The Daily isn't popular in many different circles. It A
Editor-in-Chief were banished, to be followed by a stea
ranking student journalists. (Maybe it's just me, but I th
columnists, whose pictures make them the most recogni
staffers, would suffer exceptionally high rates of attritior
every campus group but the Handbell Ringers.)
Preacher Mike, who hasn't been around lately anywa
hot air gust and borne far away.
Clearly, the campus would become far drearier withe
community. This makes clear why the Athenians are no
Remember, these are the same people who killed Socra
The Athenians produced and then banished the phil
upon learning that the children he had left in Athens ha
commented: "I knew they were mortal when I fathered
Athens was a city whose populace held an annual fes
citizens all grabbed piglets and marched ten miles to th
sea! To the sea!"
Alas, my muse leads me astray. Enough of this attack
isn't here to defend itself. The point of this exercise in
Weekend are providing the studentry with a special opp
and least loved campus groups and personalities.
On Page 5 resides Scott Chupack's column, which, t
technology and indulging editors, doubles as a ballot. W
choices carefully and then vote for those whom you feel
Duderstadt Award for Activism Excellence, which Scott
Awards.
And you should also think carefully about whom you
exile. There are, of course, many more qualified candid
in this column, mostly because they don't get along wit
Please see the details of the voting on Page 5.
Gil Renberg was Weekend Editor;
Gil Renberg is Weekend Edito,
Gil

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African rhythm, 7:30 & 10. Thursday: Rory Block,
acoustic blues.
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Bird of Paradise
(662-8310)
Friday, Saturday: Ron Brooks Trio with Ralph
Moore.
The Blind Pig
(996-8555)
Friday: Assembly Required. Saturday: The
Urbations play a benefit. Wednesday: Big Dave
and the Ultrasonis, blues. Thursday: Trinidad
Tripoli Steel Band, reggae/salsa/calypso.
Club Heideibrg
(994-3562)
Friday: Juice and Granfalloon, rock favorites.
Thursday: Helios Creed, Cop Shoot Cop, and Hole.
Mainstrset Co Showcase
(996-9080)

Friday, Saturday: Stunt Johnson.
. . . . . .
Nectarine Baloom
(994-5436)
Big Chief returns with their first concert since
their European tour. 9:30, $5 advanced.
. . . . . .
Polo Club
Saturday: Universal Spectrum, Caribbean tunes.
Rick's American Cafe
(996-2747)
Friday, Saturday: Duke Tomatoe and the Power
Trio, blues. Monday: Skyles Band, rock. Tuesday:
Wild Kingdom, reggae. Wednesday: Ryth McFeud.
Thursday: The Generators, rock and blues.
U-Club
(763-2236)
Wednesday: Laugtack. Thursday: The Holy
Cos, rock
campus
cinema
F R I D A Y
Summertme
Kate Hepbumplaysthe lonely American
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Weekend Associate Editor-Josephine Ballenger
Weekend Arts Editor-Tony Silber
Editorial Assistant-Erica Kohnke
Cartoonist-Fred Zinn
Food Consultants-Noah Finkel, Eric Lemont
Columnists-Jonathan Chait, Scott Chupack, Mike Gill,
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