Daily O'Collegian, 1989-01-31
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''! i oklft historical bqcikty ' " -t- '. building fiw 1 oklahoma city, ok 73103 $ life '' a the daily -4 ---r,-- 0'colle 'ir"9, '4 fflbtcd state university, stillwater, okla . v,, tuesday, january 31, im , amnesty international tries to 'write' wrongs by ann krenowicz contributing writer some oklahoma state university students believe they can "write a wrong." the osu chapter of amnesty international hosted write-a-thon saturday to help end human rights abuses around world. "no one has right do people what governments do. i feel outraged, so write these letters," said sociology freshman jim gramlich, coordinator. "it's my own form patriotism. instead parading saying.'gosh, i'm proud be an american,' using freedom stand up wrongs," he said. more than 15 wrote letters and signed petitions urge in countries such as chad, bulgaria, kenya, china, yugoslavia, mexico, south africa, release "prisoners conscience." are non-violent detained for their beliefs, race, sex, religion, or ethnic origin, gramlich "we also advocate fair prompt trial all political prisoners," said, "and torture executions, including death penalty united states." susan allen, history graduate student, described group "optimistic," even though work might just "drop bucket." ( sandra goveia, sciencesociology senior, agreed that if everyone thought couldn't make difference, there wouldn't any letters. shouldn't isolationists, thinking only our country rights," goveia said."our inalienable, like jeffer son said. . .so here i am writing a letter." the students agree that their letters, combined with many others, can make difference. gramlich said released prisoner from dominican republic told amnesty interna-tional,"when first two hundred letters came, guards gave me back my clothes. then next and prison director came to see me. "when pile of arrived, got in touch his superior. kept coming 3,000 them. president was inform- ed. the letters still kept arriving, and president called prison told them to let me go." a british lawyer founded amnesty international in 1961 see page 2 north faces trial, 12 felony charges washington (ap) - oliver north's iran-contra trial will begin tuesday with president bush free of a subpoena seeking his testimony but former reagan still "subject to call," the judge in case said monday. pprtions reagan's diary also might be required as evidence, u.s. district gerhard gesell ruled. however, he rejected bush's which criminal charges. when north, who was indicted last march, walks into courthouse near foot capitol hill, become first figure affair stand trial. many same witnesses testified nationally televised congressional hearings two years ago are expected called by prosecutors, including attorney general edwin meese iii and secretary, fawn hall. at side brendan sullivan, an aggressive lawyer represented before panels investigating affair. hearing friday, government had sought quash subpoenas from both well records reagan. lawyers have "made no showing that has any specific information relevant material indictment makes it necessary or appropriate require appearance." "president shall remain subject call on ... subpoena" served him december, three-page order. wouldn't witness "unless until" court issues another order after giving justice department opportunity list their . objection hearing. -gesell quashed for diary, except what described "narrow exception." would renewal" if support claim ordered, directed, requested or, advance knowledge, condoned alleged false statements, doeument-removal destruction" other crimes amnesty urges world to oppose executions london (ap) international on monday urged the pressure iran halt a six-month campaign of political during which more than 1,000 people have died. london-based human rights group made its plea in statement submitted united nations commission is scheduled begin annual meeting geneva. detailed other abuses it said persisted iran, including torture, detention without trial and "cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments. also was concerned about massive anti-drug crackdown 21 recorded instances amputation, usually four fingers right hand, considered degrading." tehran radio reported sunday that 22 drug smugglers were hanged publicly various iranian cities previous three days, raising total 113 launched two weeks ago. "amnesty community use whatever channels are available persuade government put an end present wave public implement observe judicial procedures safeguard citizens," said. "since july 1988, has over names prisoners who reportedly been executed," o, currences state of the apple. . i math center officials consider buying computers from man who invented apples, page 3. 1 t animal rights. . i an osu philosophy professor discusses her view on rights., page 5. trophy talk. . i a much-heralded hunk of metal is an ambassador for o-state, page 4. 1 even warmer. . i tuesday will be sunny and warm with a high in the upper 70s. centennial fact. . i legendary wrestling coach bd gallagher started the osu dynasty in 1916. national black history month blacks to celebrate heritage by cheryl bilderback senior staff writer february is national black history month. the purpose of celebration to promote awareness americans and their contributions this country. "we will never forget tribulations we went through, but i like think mooth as accomplishments blacks have made," said teresa newson, student counselor at minority programs. "one can't look made america without looking suffering." people progressed through slavery segregation continue progress in areas decreasing racism, she said. growth plantations new world prompted slave trade between africa americas. first shipload slaves arrived virginia 1619. were bought help cultivate tobacco cotton southern plantations. number grew grew. beginning american civil war on april 12, 1861 was freedom for americans. although awarded legally 18th amendment 1865, much time lapsed before they 'every month, every day, we need to sensitize the majority what blacks have gone through. this knowledge won't change racism, but when and whites see contributions, they will become emotional it.' teresa newson minority programs counselor were granted voting rights, civil liberties and rights. in 1954, racial segregation public schools was ruled un-constituional 'brown vs. board of education'. with the rights act 1964, discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin outlawed. "every month, every day, we need to sensitize majority what blacks have gone through," newson said. "this knowledge won't change racism, but when whites contributions, they will become emotional it." 462 black students make up less than one percent oklahoma state university's population, a whole month celebration planned. feb. 1, teleconference, "beyond dream," be aired student union little theatre noon 2 p.m. this conference focus contributions people made, she throughout the month, different topics discussed in teleconference will be localized for a forum. these include education, politics, military, business and economics social issues. people from community, state faculty act as facilitators. ron beer, vice president of student services, has sent letter to accompany calendar events encourage participation campus- ( wide. february also mark crowning 1989 miss black osu mr. debonair. organization attend big eight government conference boulder, colo, where they were recognized outstanding school last year. desjean peyton, past organization, received senior. on feb. 26, soul food buffet opened at 3 p.m. su ballroom. "when slavery, we would have to find a way eat the foods available us," newson said. "we" found parts of pig white men wouldn't eat." traditional foods, known as soul food, include feet, pork, beans, corn bread, ribs and greens. on feb. 28, play, "for colored girls who consider suicide," will be shown in su little theatre at 7 p.m. osu students are directing acting play. "the play is real emotional," "it tells struggles black women their survival dealings with too. "in slavery days-, good-looking woman had hard time going untouched by master, his sons nephews. "and when americans took man used him stud breed or traded off, this broke up families. being many women." result, most families consist single parents, now people ' must deprogram minds, they work for strong self-concept, he "we've been brainwashed 200 years that were incompetent contributed nothing," she takes self-see page & aaaaaaaaaaaairbi 'p vssbswh huamw ' '"'lihkv aaaaaaaaaaaaaamaaaaav.'?baiaaaa laa wukr )llihe s?fll 'aaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaashaaaab aabjaaah s aaaaaah ''aaaaaaaaaaahkinhbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat lacaaaaaaa8bdaaaaah phhi m aaaaaaaaaiesbahaaaaaaaabbw aaaaaaaaaaaaanbaaaaaaibawbaab cmpping away .pho.obyan.oniohansen brandon wave takes his turn at chopping down a pole that was used in the sigma nu frontier ball this past weekend. pledges spent most of sunday clearing debris for decorations annual event.
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 1989-01-31|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Sillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University, 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
|Rights||Copyright 2011 Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. All rights reserved|