The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 9, 1995 - 3A
Governor's spokesman to advise the Ukraine
The University's Mental Health Re-
search Institute will hold a daylong
symposium Friday to celebrate its 40th
The featured speaker, Eric Kandel, is
a senior investigator at Howard Hughes
Medical Institute and professor of bio-
chemistry and biophysics at Cornell
University. Kandel will address the is-
sue of "Genes, Synapses and Long-
Led by institute Director Bernard
Arganoff, other speakers will include
representatives from the University of
California, Los Angeles; Cornell Medi-
cal School; Yale University and Co-
The institute, founded in 1955 under
the direction of psychiatry department
chair Raymond Waggoner, has grown
from a team of just 60 people to an
operation that includes 18 investiga-
tors, 136 technicians and administra-
tive staff, and an annual budget in ex-
cess of $7 million dollars.
National ComingOut Week will start
tonight at the Michigan League Ball-
room with a Variety show at 8 o'clock.
The week celebrates gay, lesbian and
bisexual individuals and their accom-
plishments in society. Tonight's event
will showcase the University
community's talent and is free of
Tomorrow, Curtis Lipscomb, editor
in chief of Kick magazine, a publica-
tion for gays, lesbians and bisexuals of
color, will speak at 8 p.m. in the Michi-
gan Union. Wednesday, Jim Sears, au-
thor of Growing Up Gay in the South,
will speak at noon on the Diag and at 8
p.m. in the Union. Jewish lesbian co-
medienne Lynn Lavner will appear at
offers free admission
Admission to the Ann Arbor Hands-
On Museum will be free this Friday and
Saturday, in celebration of the center's
13th anniversary. On Saturday, there
will also be a special demonstration:
Blast Off! There young and old alike
can find out how rockets work, as part
of the center's October space science
theme. Demonstrations are held at 1
and 3 p.m.
The museum will close early at noon
Friday in preparation for its first-ever
family auction, "Blast Off to the Fu-
ture." Space science, refreshments and
entertainment by the Community High
Schooljazzband will highlight the event
The museum's sixth-annual Gala
Auction is Saturday at Washtenaw Com-
munity College. Theeventwill be hosted
by Jack Lousma, honorary chair for
both auctions. For tickets and more
information, call 995-5439.
Sigma Chi hosts
The Sigma Chi fraternity will host its
1995 Derby Days event this weekend.
Activities consist of a hot-wings-eating
contest, tug-of-war, a women's 3-on-3
basketball tournament, and men's fra-
ternity boxing. There will be an open
party at Sigma Chi for all participants
on Saturday featuring the band "Knee
Expecting to raise more than $1,000,
Sigma Chi and the winning sorority
will present a check of event proceeds
tothe Children's Miracle Network. This
year's recipient is the William Beau-
mont Hospital of Birmingham.
Registration for the event is $155.
For further information, or to register,
please call Jim Lasser or Mike
Campfield at 662-4020.
- Compiled by Courtney Stamm
LANSING (AP) - Talking to
former communists will be a little dif-
ferent from jousting with Michigan
Democrats or telling Michigan voters
why Gov. John Engler knows best.
But John Truscott is going to ex-
plain the nuts-and-bolts of legislative
and political strategy to officials who
aren't as familiar with "spin doctors"
and political deal-making.
Starting yesterday, for a week, he'll
teach politicians in the Ukraine how
best to organize and get the word out
on democracy and the new world in
the former Soviet Union.
His job, Truscott said, will be to
help teach Ukraine legislators and
other politicians how to organize, run
campaigns, plan tactics and "let people
know what you stand for ... making
sense of democracy."
"Eastern Europe is a fascinating
place right now. It's a unique oppor-
tunity," he said.
The 29-year-old Truscott, Engler's
main spokesman since he took office
in 1991, is serving as a "volunteer
trainer" with the International Re-
publican Institute as it conducts "par-
liamentary training" in Ukraine.
Sessions will cover developing and
communicating a legislative strategy to
voters, building coalitions and working
with regional and local governments.
They will include delivering speeches,
writing news releases and developing
legislative messages and themes.
IRI is a Washington-based non-
profit organization which tries to ad-
vance democracy worldwide. Its vol-
unteers have served in countries from
Cambodia to Kenya to emerging na-
tions once part of the communist bloc.
"When you get overseas, demo-
cratic political institutions are not a
partisan matter," she said. "We work
with the pro-democratic parties and
movements. We don't care who wins
and loses. All those parties - there is
nothing comparable to Democrats and
IRI has Republican Party ties. It was
started in 1984 under-the Reagan ad-
ministration and its leaders tend to be
current or formerGOP officials. Demo
crats have a similar organization in the
National Democratic Institute.
A third such group has ties to the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a
fourth is linked to the AFL-CIO.
"Stable democracies not only fur-
ther the cause of peace and human
rights, but also enhance American
opportunities for business investment
and trade," says an IRI statement.
By Jeff Lawsonx
For the Daily x . :.
for code rewrite
Hartford to receive proposal Wed.
For many Ann Arbor literary fans,
autographed books are what remains of
Author Kazuo Ishiguro spoke Satur-
day night at the Rackham Amphithe-
ater to a packed audience of students,
staff and Ann Arbor residents. The au-
thor of "Remains of the Day" began his
presentation with an 18-minute reading
from his latest novel, "The Unconsoled,"
and finished by answering questions
from the audience.
In response to a question, he exposed
his ideal writing conditions. "I can't
write while looking out a window," he
said. "I'd end up watching the people
pass by instead of writing.
"I like my environment quite natural
so my imagination doesn't have any
Ishiguro is best-known for his book,
"Remains of the Day," which won the
prestigious Booker Prize in 1989. The
book gained attention outside of the
literary community in 1993 with its
movie release, directed by James Ivory
and starring Anthony Hopkins. The film
received Academy Award and Golden
Ishiguro commented on the film in-
terpretation of his book. "I did like the
film ... it was a remarkable perfor-
mance," he said. "They did a pretty
He also noted some changes in the
movie. "The last scene was actually left
on the cutting room floor," he said.
"Apparently Anthony Hopkins hadn't
cried very well."
Ishiguro was introduced by English
Prof. Charles Baxter. "We're very lucky
to have an author ofhis distinction here.
... It's advantageous for the audience
that he's so willing to answer ques-
tions," Baxter said.
By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Although the code workgroup was
expected to submit its final ideas to the
Office of Student Affairs last Wednes-
day, the recommendations will now
come one week later.
"That wasn't a final, final deadline,"
said Emi Nakazato, a workgroup mem-
It is the second postponement in the
past month for the University's revised
code of non-academic conduct. In Sep-
tember, the Board of Regents chose to
push back its vote on the code one month,
to its November meeting.
The code workgroup was formed last
April to research codes of non-aca-
demic conduct at other universities and
to collect student input through open
forums, feedback boxes and a World
Wide Web page.
Although Nakazato previously had
announced the deadline for the recom-
mendations would be last Wednesday,
that was apparently only a target date
for exchanging information with other
members in the workgroup.
Now the final draft of recommenda-
tions will be given to Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford
"That wasn't a
- Emi Nakazato
this Wednesday. A copy of the draft
will then be posted on the Web for
"Once it gets into my hands I'll meet
with various groups," Hartford said. "As
I hear proposals for change, I will mee
with the workgroup and discuss them.'
Hartford said she hoped to have a
final version of the new code compiled
by the first week in November. During
the next two weeks, the recommendar
tions will be reviewed by students, deans
and executive officers.
Nakazato said she does not anticipatp
the workgroup to play a large role in the
process during the next month before
the board votes.
"For all intents and purposes, I think
the bulk of our work is over," Nakazato
said. "But (Hartford) may reference qs
in the future."
Author Kazuo Ishiguro speaks at Rackham on Saturday night.
Many audience members agreed with
"He is an eloquent and witty man,"
said Gordon Smith, an LSA junior. "It
was an impressive display of an obvi-
ously brilliant author."
Ishiguro's visit was sponsoredjointly
by Borders Book Store and the
University's English department.
The stop in Ann Arbor is part of a
nationwide book tour for "The
Micheline Maynard, an Ann Arbor
writer, appreciated the appearance. "It's
great that Borders and the University
worked together," she said. "There
should be more of this."
Ishiguro agreed, but regretted the
brevity of his visit.
"I'm sorry I won't get to see much of
Ann Arbor," Ishiguro said.
He stayed Saturday night in Dearborn.
"My publisher was worried about the
football game and what things might be
happening afterward," he said.
However, Ishiguro said he enjoyed
the University facilities in the Rackham
building. "That little theater was very
nice," he said. "especially the ceiling
and that weird little podium."
After the reading, Ishiguro signed
Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954,
Ishiguro moved to England in 1960,
where he was raised before attending
Ishiguro has been a full-time writer
since 1983. His first book, "A Pale
View of the Hills," was awarded the
Winfred Holtby Prize by the Royal
Society of Literature. "An Artist in the
Floating World," his second work, won
the Whitbread Book of the Year award
for 1986. His novels have been trans-
lated into 24 languages.
Ishiguro now travels on to what re-
mains of the book tour.
Review, see Page 12A.
Striking workers picket quietly at
downtown, suburban paper plants
About 50 pickets were
outside of the paper's
Sterling Heights plant
STERLING HEIGHTS (AP) -
Pickets demonstrated peacefully Satur-
day outside two printing plants where
Sunday editions of The Detroit News
and Free Press are printed.
Most of the Sunday papers were to be
printed at Detroit Newspapers' Sterling
Heights plant, said Susie Ellwood, a
vice president at the company that over-
sees business operations for the two
About 50 pickets were outside that
plant Saturday night. A few small de-
livery trucks left the plant with no trouble
just before 8:30 p.m.
Some early printing was done at the
company's plant in Detroit, Ellwood
said. About eight pickets were there
Striking workersDand their support-
ers were meeting in Detroit and Berkley,
north of Detroit, late Saturday. About
300 people met in Detroit and watched
slides and a video of previous strike
Six unions representing 2,500 work-
ers at the News, Free Press and the
Detroit Newspapers have been on strike
since July 13. Employees walked off
their jobs mostly over work rules and
The newspapers have continued pub-
lishing using managers, replacements and
workers who have crossed the picket line.
Early in the strike pickets had tar-
geted the printing plants, hoping to sty-
mie delivery of Sunday papers. But in
recent weeks, protesters have turned
their attention later in the night and
early morning to distribution centers
that serve as midway points between
the printing plants and delivery.
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