The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, March 13, 1991 - Page 3
:,IALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -
A doctor and a psychologist testi-
figd yesterday that a new law re-
qring minors to have a parent's
3nsent for abortion could have se-
rk s psychological and health ef-
fegts for pregnant girls.
* The two testified for pro-choice
grcups seeking to overturn the law.
They said a provision permitting
gids to-seek permission for an
abortion from a judge instead of a
parent isn't. enough to protect
iDenver psychologist Lenore
alker said a girl with an abusive
fatter may fear he would be angry
if.,old she is pregnant and might
eIuen be afraid. to .tell her mother.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates
of Michigan and the American
C vil Liberties Union want an in-
jun .tion banning .enforcement of
th, ,law. They. contend it violates
the constitutional rights of minors,
gctors and others.
Abortions are less dangerous to
girls' health than pregnancies, De-
troit obstetrician Dr. Ethelene
Jones said, citing statistics of one
depth for each 100,000 abortions.
LDaths related to childbirth and
pegnancy are 22 times greater,
But Right to Life attorney John
Ctitcio disputed those figures,
*aiming complications from abor-
tions are underreported by doctors
because there is no mandatory re-
Forum to hear
Sign of the times
Cal Summers puts the finishing touches on a sign above the future location of the Blue Silver Fox on State
Moviegoers criticize Showcase
by Bethany Robertson
Daily Government Reporter
Students will have an opportu-
nity to discuss their personal at-
tempts to balance increasing tu-
ition prices and decreasing finan-
cial aid funding at a forum tonight
in the Michigan Union.
The forum, organized by the
Michigan Student Educational
Fund (MSEF), is part of a study
commissioned by the state to ex-
amine the effects of educational
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor), University Director of Finan-
cial Aid Harvey Grotrian, and
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Jennifer Van Valey will be
among the panelists listening to
student concerns at 7 p.m. in the
Union's Valley Room.
MSEF Research Director Peter
Lutz said the forum will document
students' experiences for presenta-
tion to the state legislature.
"Students have a unique
chance to facilitate discussion
about this topic and have their
voices heard at the state level,"
In addition, an informal format
will allow for dialogue between
students and the officials who de-
cide the policies that affect them.
"The second purpose is to get
some feedback from people who
determine education policies,"
Lutz said. "After each testimony,
panelists will have an opportunity
to respond to each student's case."
Acting Director of University
Counseling Services James White-
side, also a panelist, said the fo-
rum will add a personal touch to
'Students have a
unique chance to
about this topic and
have their voices
heard at the state
- Peter Lutz
MSEF Research Director
"This is to be fed to the state
legislature, hopefully to help the
state legislature; make plans in this
area," Whiteside said.
Forums similar to tonight's
were held at Wayne State Univer-
sity and Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity earlier in the year. Lutz said
that MSEF is currently the only
student organization conducting
research involving student
by Robert Patton
Some moviegoers have accused
the management of Showcase
Cinemas in Ypsilanti of racism in
its handling of security for the
movie "New Jack City," which
opened last Friday.
Neither the theater managers
nor Lisa Lefer, the public relations
director for National Amusement
-- the company that owns and
operates Showcase Cinemas -
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would comment on the allegations.
However, National Amusement
has issued a brief statement which
says security has been increased
due to the popularity of both "New
Jack City" and "Silence of the
Donald James, a first-year LSA
student who attended the midnight
showing of the film Friday night,
said there were about seven police
officers inside the theater and that
the lights were left on during part
of the show.
"It seems everyone thinks that
just because Black people get to-
gether, something's going to hap-
pen. You come to a movie to enjoy
the movie," he said. "Nobody
Black was doing anything wrong
during the movie... everyone was
acting normal... so why would they
do that (the lights and added secu-
All he wanted, he said, was for
Black moviegoers to be treated
like "regular citizens."
LSA first-year students Eric'
Reeves and Jinee McClain, LSA
junior Kesha Burch, and another
friend said they did not speak up
after passing six hired security
guards, a check for ID, and a
double check for ticket stubs. They
did complain to the manager of the
theater after the lights were left on
during the 9:45 showing Saturday
The manager, Linda Edgar, told
them the theater left, the lights on
because there had been violence_
at the 9:45 show Friday, McClain
said. A woman who attended that
show but refused to be identified
confirmed that fights had broken
out inside the theater, two people
were arrested, and at least one
man was carrying a gun.
Reeves noted that Edgar did of-
fer to open up another theater and
show the movie with the lights off.
However, Edgar then added that
she would let them view the film
in the dark "as long as you
promise to behave," Reeves said.
When McClain asked Edgar
what she meant, Edgar replied she
was just kidding, and then walked
away, McClain said.
McClain.said for Edgar to make
such a comment to four adults pa-
tronizing the theater was "blatant
disrespect and racism. It was dis-
gusting." She added that Ypsilanti
has a large Black population. "For
them to be giving money to people
like this is ridiculous."
The four then left the theater
and were refunded their money.
LSA senior Perry Williams, who
stayed for the duration of movie,
said the lights were never turned
McClain said she understood
the security measures but felt the
public should be informed if the
lights are to be left on during the
movie. If it is really dangerous, she
said, the theater should not show
"But they're not going to do
that, because there are so many
Black people who go to that the-
ater. It's all about money," she
A Showcase Cinemas manager
refused to comment on future plans
for security at the film.
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
- The collective leadership of
Yugoslavia met in an emergency
session yesterday following an ap-
peal by the defense minister to re-
store law and order in the Marxist
republic of Serbia.
For a fourth day, anti-Commu-
nist protests convulsed Serbia.
About 10,000 students demon-
strated against the military crack-
down Saturday, that left two peo-
ple dead and 120 injured. Students
also demanded an end to Commu-.
nist censorship of the local press.
The challenge to Serbia's gov-
ernment has brought to a head the
political and ethnic strife pulling
apart this fractious nation of six
republics and two provinces. Ser-
bia is the most populous republic.
The residents of Yugoslavia's
various republics are being used by
pro-Western forces advocating
more freedom in northern Croatia
and Slovenia and by Communist
authorities seeking to maintain
their rule in Belgrade, the federal
capital and seat of the powerful
Borisav Jovic, Serbian head of
meet to confront
the collective presidency and nom-
inal armed forces commander, said
the latest unrest has left security
"endangered in various parts of the
"In such circumstances and
upon the demand by the federal
defense minister, I have called an
urgent presidency session as the
supreme commander of the armed
forces, to be held immediately,"
Slovenia and Croatia, where
center-right governments replaced
Communists last year, seek a
loose alliance of sovereign states
and have threatened to secede un-
less their demands are met.
Yesterday's session of the col-
lective presidency, which included
a representative from each repub-
lic and two provinces, appeared
ominous to some because of the
announcement that the session was
ordered by Jovic at the behest of
Defense Minister Gen. Veljko
Serbia and the Serb-dominated,
pro-Communist armed forces lead-
ership are allies in the fight to re-
store order throughout Yugoslavia.
on robber in
Two frightened customers at the
Hop-In store at 2955 Packard Road
helped detain a woman who had
threatened the store clerk with a gun
early Sunday morning.
According to Ann Arbor police
reports, the woman entered the store
at about 2 a.m., announced she had a
gun in her pocket and demanded the
clerk give her money.
When the clerk didn't answer her,
she walked behind the counter, and
threatened the clerk with what later
turned out to be a broken car turn-
signal concealed in her pocket.
The clerk handed the woman a
handful of cash.
The robber then threatened to
shoot customers in the store since
they were witnesses. At that point,
two customers jumped on the
woman, threw her to the floor, and
detained her until the police came.
If the B-ball
team can't stop
The officers caught up with one
of the students on the 400 block of
Washtenaw. The student was hiding
the license plate. He was arrested and
later released pending an authorized
warrant, reports said.
Although police failed to label
him a cat burglar, a man managed to
rob two offices on the 2000 block of
Fuller Rd. by inching his way along
a catwalk between two floors of an
According to Ann Arbor police
reports, the man pushed through a
drop ceiling to rob the first floor of-
Investigations are continuing.
Man flashes in
A woman told DPSS officers that
a man flashed her in the stacks on
the third floor of the Hatcher Gradu-
The woman said she was working
in the library on Saturday evening
when the man came up to her and
Officers were unable to find the
suspect, reports said.
An Ann Arbor man told police
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