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Newspaper
Sbed
DETROIT (AP) - Pickets trying to
elay delivery of Detroit News and
ree Press Sunday editions were told to
e peaceful, and Detroit Newspapers
orted "the smoothest Sunday since
e start of the strike."
Al Young, president of the Team-
ers Local 2040, said pickets had been
Id to avoid violence that has marred
ast weekend demonstrations.
"We need to change the tone," he
id. "It is very important we start turn-
g things around in the public eye."
Detroit Newspapers Vice President
im Kelleher said about 1 million Sun-
y newspapers were distributed with
inimal" delay.
About 250 people crowded a drive-
ay of a newspaper distribution center
Harper Woods and about 300 people
d the same at a center in Troy, keep-
g about 9,000 newspapers from get-
g out for more than four hours early
sterday.
In Troy, police wearing riot gear
oved in about 6 a.m. and the 100
maining pickets scattered. Pickets in
arper Woods left the driveway about
a.m.
One picket was injured at the Harper
oods distribution center.
Chuck Palmer of the National
awyer's Guild said four pickets were
ing to go around the center to see if
ere was a back way out when they
ere confronted by about 15 security
ards. He said one man was knocked
wn and beaten.
John Anthony, director of security
r Detroit Newspapers, said the man
as trying to climb the fence behind the
nter when he slipped and fell, knock-
g himself out.
Harper Woods police confirmed one
rson suffered minor injuries after a
ht between guards and pickets. Po-
e said the person was treated at the
ene and then went to a hospital.
In other developments Sunday:
An attorney for the unions said
ey agreed to stop hand-billing at Art
n Furniture stores for aweek to avoid
long fight with the National Labor
lations Board.
The News reported that the Greater
troitChamberofCommerce declined
side with Detroit Newspapers, a
amber member, in the strike.

A.AT

The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 16, 1995 -- 5A-

Mich. lawmakers
to attend march

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John
Conyers, the Detroit Democrat whose
hallmark is civil rights, says the timing
is right for the Million Man March.
"I'm in it all the way. It's just what is
needed," said Conyers, the longest-serv-
ing black lawmaker on Capitol Hill.
Black "communities are under pres-
sure, he said, from court rulings and
Republican policies that threaten civil
rights gains.
"What we've learned is that these
(civil rights) safeguards weren't nearly
as permanent and rooted into the fabric
of our society as we thought," he said.
Republican leaders have suggested
the possibility of eliminating or scaling
back affirmative action programs. Also,
the Supreme Court has imposed stricter
limits on preferential federal policies
designed to benefit minorities.
Conyers, who has proposed repara-
tions forthe descendants ofblack slaves,
said he views affirmative action as a
baseline in achieving equality.
He said blacks are perceived now as
a fragmented and disorganized politi-
cal force. And he said he hopes the
march will "strengthen and unite us in
this whole struggle for justice in
America."
"How can we be better parents, better
fathers, better citizens? How can we

individually recommit ourselves to the
struggle foreconomicjusticeandpeace?"
The march has drawn controversy
because it was conceived by Nation of
Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is
known for inflammatory rhetoric.
Just last week his longstanding an-
tagonism with prominent Jewish lead-
ers resurfaced when a taped interview
with Reuter Television was released in
which he called Jews and others "blood-
suckers" and accused them of exploit-
ing blacks financially.
Conyers said he has encouraged
Farrakhan to avoid such language and.
said the minister's image should not
overshadow the importance of the march,
which is intended for individual and
collective rededication to responsibility.
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, whoi
has been criticized by Jewish leaders
for participating in the march, declined
a request to be interviewed.
But his spokesman, Cliff Russell,
said the mayor also believed the march
was "much larger than any individual
or ideology."
"The mayor would like to see Afri-
can American men come back to De-
troit with a renewed sense of purpose,:
to see them show a commitment to their
families, to their neighborhoods and to
the city."

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Sister Earlyn X, a member of the Nation of islam, applauds Louis Farrakhan at a pre-Mililon Man March rally on' Saturday.

SABBATICGALS
Continued from Page 1A
require a faculty member to return to
University service for at least one year
after their leave.
"In effect, this prevents anyone from
taking a sabbatical and then leaving the
University or retiring immediately af-
ter," he said.
Faculty taking one-term sabbaticals are
paid full salaries, while those taking two-
term sabbaticals are paid half salary.
The concept of sabbatical centers
around rejuvenation and retraining,
Brewer said.
"What makes a sabbatical attractive
is learning something new-new tech-
nologies, new research," he said.
Prof. Thomas Gelehrter took a six-
month sabbatical during the 1995 winter
term, spending five months at Oxford
University in England. He used his leave
for reading, giving research seminars and
revising a textbook on medical genetics.
Chair of the department of human
genetics, Gelehrter had to plan ahead a
great deal to appoint an acting chair.
But he said, "With e-mail, fax and
phone, one is never far away."
English Prof. Ejner Jensen, special

counsel to the president, has taken sev-
eral sabbaticals in his more than 20
years of teaching.
"When you think of what a professor
does, the longer you're there, the greater
your responsibilities are. (There are) all
these dimensions of effort you're put-
ting out," he said.
Jensen said he found sabbatical pro-
vides "an opportunity to step back from
what is often a hectic pace - an uninter-
rupted time to pursue scholarly projects."
With 3,791 faculty members at the
University, professors are able delegate
responsibilities to other faculty. Pro-
fessors also try not to overlook their
students during their leave.
Francis Blouin, School of Informa-
tion and Library Studies professor, is
taking his first sabbatical this term,
after 21 years at the University. He said
that time away from teaching was not
an issue in his case.
"I really like my teaching responsi-
bilities," Blouin said. "Because I direct
the Bentley Library, I only teach in the
winter term. There are several doctoral
students who need my attention this fall
and I am doing my best to make time for
them so that they can complete their
work in a timely fashion."
Students do see the benefits of pro-

fessorial sabbaticals.
Professors "should be able to explore
new areas so they can become better
teachers," said Engineering sophomore
Lisa Ingall.
"I had a teacher who took a sabbatical
to re-write texts for class," said LSA
sophomore Danielle Daniels. "You could
tell. He was very informative. The knowl-
edge was right in his hands."
Daniels added that there could be a
benefit to a similar sabbatical-type
policy for students. "If a student could
do a sabbatical for research and still get
12 credits, I think it would help students
not feel burned out," she said
Walter Harrison, vice president for
University relations, said administra-
tors also are granted sabbatical privi-
leges, but only if they are leaving their
post and returning to the teaching field.
President James J. Duderstadt recently
announced his intentions to return to the
faculty and may take a one-year sabbati-
cal when he steps down as president in
June.
"Students see the difference in both
teachers and administration - people
come- back charged up about their
fields," Harrison said. "They've had a
chance to immerse themselves in things
relevant to their field and they're ener-
gized to teach again."

MARCH
Continued from page 1A
"It's not that he doesn't think women
are not worthy," she said. "This march
is a special message to the men to sup-
port their families. All of society can be
uplifted and this will of course affect
the women"
LSA junior Tiffany Coty, along with
her sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha, spon-
sored a two-day bucket drive last week to
raise funds to send young men from the
area to the march.
The march - and Farrakhan's in-
volvement-hasproduced a widerange
of opinion among students.
"It's about time black men get to-
gether and show their pride," said LSA
sophomore Sama Faik. "(Farrakhan) is
the one that put it together, and I respect
him for having the courage for putting
himself on the line like this."
But Law student Arvie Anderson said
Farrakhan's involvementgiveshimmixed
emotions about the march. "I'm neutral
because there are a lot of things about the
march that no one can be against," Ander-
son said. "No one can be against black

men standing up for themselves and be.
ing responsible for their families."
But Anderson, who is black, said
Farrakhan's involvement would be
analogous to David Duke sponsoring a
march for whites with similar goals.
"If the shoe was on the other foot, I
wouldn'tlike it," Anderson said."I think
this has brought out the kind of diversity
there is within the community."
Some students who are not attending
the march said they will show their
support by refusing to attend classes
and not making purchases at non-black
owned businesses.
Petway said by not attending classes
and not purchasing anything, the black
community is sending the message,
"You need us."
A number of activities are scheduled
at Trotter House tonight from 2:30 to 7
p.m. for students to discuss the march
and to show their support.
"I really think this is a positive and
self-mobilizing thing," said Loreni
McGee, president of the campus
NAACP chapter. "It's important for
black men to do something for them-
selves and that everyone gets together."

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