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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 14, 1995 - 3

AAPD releases
names in car crash
It was a Dearborn man who was the
'person killed when a tree fell on his car
over the weekend, Ann Arbor police
said yesterday in releasing the names of
th& people involved the incident to The
-Michigan Daily yesterday.
Staff Sgt. Dennis Betz said the driver
was John Cain, who died later Satur-
day. Cain was driving a Ford Ranger
pick-up truck when an uprooted tree
fell over onto the car.
The two passengers, Betz said, were
Darrell Bedwell and Bonnie Hart, from
Luzerine, Mich.
Betz said they were treated and re-
leased after the accident, but he was
.unsure of the types of injuries they may
have sustained.
Originally, the AAPD told the Daily
that Cain was 36 years old and Hart was
41 years old. However, Betz said yes-
terday that Cain was 35 and Hart was
The accident occurred shortly after 2
p.m., in swirling winds, at 1432
Washtenaw Ave., near the street's in-
tersection at South University Avenue.
Betz said no charges will be filed. He
said the vehicle was at the "wrong place
at the wrong time."
YWind causes
troubles on campus
At minus-8 degrees with the wind
chill factor, the weather Saturday caused
several problems throughout campus.
. DPS reports indicate that wind up-
rooted a pine tree near Wolverine Tow-
ers at 3001 S. State St. The tree did not
hit anything, and did not damage any
property. However, DS said the tree's
estimated value is $500.
Also, a caller told DPS that a piece of
roof trim on the west side of the North
Campus Computing Center was par-
tially ripped off. DPS reports indicate
that the piece of roof was blowing
around the area.
'U' custodian
confronted with
racial slurs
While picking up trash on the fourth
floor of the Medical Science building
late Friday night, a University custo-
dian was accosted by a patron, believed
to be a student.'
The custodian told DPS that the per-
.,,son began kicking trash aroundthe floor
-and made racially offensive remarks to
the custodian. DPS reports did not indi-
cate the terms used, or if the custodian
was verbally abused after the initial
Thieves steal signs
at carport
A caller told the DPS on Thursday
that two or three men took a "Stop" sign
from the entrance of a carport near
University Hospitals.
A little later, a second caller told DPS
that "people" took a "Do Not Enter"
:sign from the carport.
DPS reports indicate that the sus-
pects headed toward the Markley resi-
dence hall area. They were checked and

DPS did not say if charges were go-
ing to be pressed, or who the suspects
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Zachary M. Raimi
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City, U' negotiate for future of street peddlers

By Maureen Sirhal
Daily Staff Reporter
Local street peddlers selling anything from hot
dogs to "State sucks" T-shirts may experience a
few changes when trying to operate their busi-
nesses in the next few months.
A proposal being considered by the Ann Arbor
City Council aims to equalize competition be-
tween street-based merchants and established busi-
Tensions have mounted in recent months be-
cause some local businesses see street vendors as
a threat to their vitality.
"The primary concern are the people coming
fly-by-night, misrepresenting themselves and mak-

ing a killing" selling merchandise on the streets,
said Building Department Director Jack
Donaldson. "Hash Bash (is one example) where
people all over the place are going to make a quick
buck without insurance or without anything else."
Proposed changes include an insurance require-
ment for all peddlers and street occupants to pro-
tect the city from litigation in case of an accident.
With proposed regulations, the various merchant
associations are hoping for direct input as to whether
street vendors may sell in front of their businesses.
"This is a good first step," said Andy Dryden, a
representative of the South University Merchants
Association. But Dryden and fellow merchant repre-
sentatives disagreed over who has the right to decide

where peddlers and occupants may set up shop.
A written opinion from the city attorney's office
said the city could issue peddler permits with or
without established merchants' permission.
Other proposed changes included an increase in
the necessary license fee that peddlers, solicitors
and street occupants pay to operate their busi-
nesses on public streets and sidewalks.
The building department, several business own-
ers and Councilmember Christopher Kolb (D-5th
Ward) are working with the University to deal
with temporary vendors who emerge during spe-
cial events, such as football Saturdays.
"(The University) is seeking goals of clarity in
the regulations, ensuring safety, improving en-

forcement and seeking notice of permits issued,"
University Directorof Community Relations James
Kosteva said in his written comments to council.
Only charitable peddlers are allowed to operate
on University property and only then with special
permission. Thejoint effort sprung from a contro-
versy surrounding Matt Schembechler, son of
former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler.
Department of Public Safety officers told the
younger Schembechler to leave while he was
selling memorabilia during a football game ear-
lier in the season. That caused an uproar when the
city sided with Schembechler, stating he was
within his rights to be selling on private property
with a permit.

', ty 4 debate



Katherine Marrs, a Social Work graduate student, signs a petition in the diag to "stop the Contract on America." The
petitions will be sent to Washington, D.C.
B nertojon welare v

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Adding their signatures and their sup-
port to a banner stretching across the
Diag yesterday, students joined the
Coalition Against the Contract "On"
America in protesting Republican-ini-
tiated welfare cuts.
Marti Bombyk.a visiting social work
faculty member for CACOA, called
the 40-foot banner a "groundswell of
11th-hour grassroots tactics to con-
vince President Clinton to veto the
welfare legislation."
Bearing the signatures of about 4,000
Midwesterners - half of whom are
University students - and the plea to
"Stop Poverty, not Welfare. Stop the
Contract 'On' America," the banner is
scheduled to make its next appearance
tomorrow on the White House lawn.
Leading anti-poverty, child and
women's activists are expected to ac-
company CACOA's banner at a noon
vigil in urging Clinton to "defend the
interests of poor children," Bombyk
The national implications of the leg-

1It's not going to
solve the problem;
it's going to create
more problems"
- Angela Gardner
Social Work graduate student
islation and the impact of the vigil
prompted professors at the Columbia
University School of Social Work to
cancel classes in order to attend tomor-
row, Bombyk said.
The banner itself has already been
presented to U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-
Ann Arbor) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-
Mich.). It was not designed for the
vigil, but as a blanket statement against
the Contract, Bombyk said.
"We were just waiting for an oppor-
tunity to use it," she said.
"We're looking for folks all over
Michigan to let everyone, including
elected officials, know that we won't
tolerate the current agenda which at-

tacks the poor and the working poor -
which basically gets ourpriorities back-
wards," said CACOA representative
Mark Patrick.
For some of the students attracted by
the banner yesterday, the Contract's
proposals struck a personal chord.
"This country was built on the blood
of all our forefathers and yet some ofus
still have to fight to keep ourselves in
school," said Manny Manguia, a first-
year LSA student. "Those of us who are
trying to make it ... can hardly do it
because we don't have the funds to do
While accounts of the tragedies of
impoverished children were played out
over the loudspeakers insisting that
"in the richest country in the world,
children should not go hungry," some
students dissected the actual legisla-
"I've been doing research and study-
ing welfare," said Angela Gardner, a
graduate student in the School of Social
Work. "It's not going to solve the prob-
lem; it's going to create more prob-

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Senate Assembly members and visi-
tors stressed what they called the ex-
ploitative nature of the University's in-
creased use of lecturers at yesterday's
meeting in Chrysler Auditorium.
Physiology Prof. Louis D'Alecy said
the overuse of lecturers threatens the
University's academic mission.'
"It is inappropriate (forthe administra-
tion) to use and abuse people," he said.
A member of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs,
D'Alecy said he had asked more than
30 faculty and administrators to ad-
dress the topic but everyone refused, so
he detailed the problem himself.
History Prof. and LSA Associate
Dean for Faculty Appointments
Terrence McDonald said people were
not willing to participate because the
debate format trivialized the issue.
Nevertheless, D'Alecy detailedthe rea-
sons for the use of lecturers - which he
said may include fulfilling a need, giving
opportunity to entry-level doctorate stu-
dents, freeing up research time for tenure-
track professors, cost effectiveness and
improving the percentage of women and
minorities in the faculty ranks.
D'Alecy said the reasons are not ac-
ceptable and argued that lecturers do not
fulfill student or professorial needs. Ca-
pable lecturers, he said, should be hired
as a full-time tenure-track faculty.
McDonald said D'Alecy's proposal
is not feasible, however, because ten-
ured professors must have a doctorate
degree. Only 38 percent of the LSA
lecturers have one, he said.
Chemistry lecturer Barbara Weath-
ers gave a different point of view. She
said the lecturer position is vital to the
needs of students.
"I really believe there is a need to
provide levels of excellence," she said,
citing examples of professors who re-
turn to teaching after five years out of

the classroom.
She said she felt proud to be a lecturer
who could reach out to students, espe-
cially minorities who traditionally have
not excelled in areas of math and scienep.
"I'm not constantly engaged in try-
ing to get research grants or getting
published," Weathers said. "I've seen
an increase in the number (of students)
who survive introductory chemistry."
D'Alecy disagreed: "If you separate
(the disciplines), you destroy the essen-
tial link between research and teach-
Many assembly members found fault
with hiring procedures that routinely
overlook women and minorities for ten-
ure-track positions.
SACUA member and Education Prof.
Valerie Lee said that while only 12 per-
cent ofthe faculty are female, 50 percent
of the University's lecturers are female.
Barry Rosenberg, an LSA sopho-
more, attended yesterday's meeting to
challenge the faculty to strive for the
highest level of instruction.
A member of the LSA Student Gov-
ernment's External Affairs Committee,
Rosenberg urged the assembly to con-
sider student and faculty peer review to
make sure the most qualified teachers
are made available to students.
"This is a huge issue," he said. "We're
talking about reforming tenure, an in-
stitution itself, which is a slow and hard
William Condon, an LSA lecturer
and director of the English Composi-
tion Board, said that the University
should not use temporary employees to
do its permanent job.
"You have created a tenure system
that speaks to two-thirds of the faculty.
One-third avoid teaching undergradu-
ates," Condon said.
McDonald disputed many of the
claims: "In LSA, teaching excellence
is considered for all ranks. It is false to
say it's not."

years ago in the Daily

"University students can follow the
Persian Gulf crisis from the comfort
of their homes. But for the soldiers of
Operation Desert Storm, comfort is a
luxury and not a given.
"The troops of the United States'
armed forces are deprived of exten-
sive contact with their friends and
family, and sometimes feel that
America has forgotten them.

"This is a problem that students in
Prof. Karis Crawford's Practical En-
glish class feel needs to be addressed.
"In response, the students have cho-
sen to design, finance, publish, and
distribute approximately 5,000 cop-
ies of their own newsletter to troops
stationed in Saudi Arabia to raise the
U.S. troops morale and ease their
feeling of home sickness. ..."


I rI\J D A J.4

What's happening in Ann Arbor today


L ALIANZA - Latino Organization,
weekly meeting, 764-2837, Trot-
ter House,1443 Washtenaw Ave.,
7 p.m.
L "1995 UM vs. OSU Blood
Battle," sponsored by Alpha Phi
Omega and The American Red
Cross, Michigan Union, 1-7 p.m.
L "Childhood Lead Poisoning in Africa,"
Jerome Nriagu, sponsored by Cen-
ter for Human Growth and Develop-
ment, Center for Human Growth
and Development, Room 1000,10th
level, 300 North Ingalls, 12 noon
[ "Environmental Careers," sponsored
by Career Planning and Placement,
Dana Building, Room 1046, 5:10-
6:30 p.m.
L) "Hebrew Union College informa-
tion Day," sponsored by Hillel,

Cultural items on Display," spon-
sored by Muslim Students Asso-
ciation, Michigan Union, Ground
Floor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
0 "Israeli Dancing for
Beginning," sponsored by the
American Movement for Israel,
Hillel Building, Hill Street, 7
p.m. I
Q "Poland: Is There Life After Com-
munism?" Wlodzimierz
Zawadzki, sponsored by
Nicolaus Copernicus Endow-
ment and the Center for Rus-
sian and East European Stud-
ies, Rackham East Lecture
Room, 3rd Floor, 4 p.m.
Q "Polish Poetry Today," Dr.
Bogdana Carpenter, sponsored
by the Ecumenical Campus
Center, International Center,
603 East Madison, 12 noon
Q "Residence Hail Repertory The-
atre Close-Ups: Love, Sex and
nwiit._S I "-- - -.1nr k

dent Biomedical Research
Forum," sponsored by Medical
School, Towsley Center, Sec-
ond Floor Lobby, 3-5 p.m.
Q "The Origins of Stalinism in the
USSR," David North, sponsored
by Workers League and Yound
Socialists, Chemistry Building,
Room 1640, 7 p.m.
Q "Women's Liberation Through
Islam," sponsored by Muslim
Students Association, Modern
Languages Building, Lecture
Room 2, 7 p.m.
Q Campus Information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and North Campus Com-
mons, 763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UM*Events on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/-info on
the World Wide Web
Q English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, 741-8958, Mason Hall,


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