Page 14-Wednesday. May 24. 1978-The Michigan Daily
At 12, Mariel's a college soph
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many college freshper- California conditionally last fall at age 11 when she professionally, took her mother's last name as her
sons, Mariel Aragon hasn't decided exactly what she enrolled in two courses. After she successfully com- stage name and prefers to be known as Mariel Aragon.
wants to specialize in, but she has plenty of time. "I'm pleted them, USC permitted her to take a full load as a Mariel speaks English, Spanish, Tagalog (the native
just getting my B.A., M.D., and PhD.," says Mariel, pre-law, pre-med student. Filipino dialect,) and, she says with a shrug, "a little
who is just 12 years old. French, a little Japanese, a little Chinese, that's all."
She was admitted to the University of Southern "I'M TICKLED pink to be here," she said, adding
that she's not bothered by being younger than her IN HER SPARE time, she plays the piano, sings and
classmates. "In fact, I enjoy it. You see, I'm an only reads about 5,000 words per minute. She says that
-child. And everybody here treats me like a younger while visiting her grandmother in the Philippines, she
sister - so, it's like having a lot of brothers and was taught a special reading technique by a speed-
sisters." reading expert who reads 20,000 words per minute.
She plans to take physics, biology, psychology and She has appeared in about 10 commericals, including
French next semester. She'll finish undergraduate one for a Kellogg's cereal and one for a game based on
studies by age 15 and will complete medical school the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter." She has also
when she's 22. performed in an episode of TV's "The Bionic Woman."
Burt Wuttken, a university spokesman, said Mariel's Casting directors "are kind of reluctant to hire me -
IQ has been measured at about 180. like they're afraid they might be ruining a career -
something really promising, like medicine," she said.
SHE SAYS she doesn't mind being called a genius, She attended nursery school, kindergarten, and
but "I really like to be treated like a normal person. elementary school, skipping grades 4, 6 and 8. Last
I'm one of you. I'm not from outer space." summer, she attended a special program for gifted
She was born in Puerto Rico and lives in Los Angeles students at Johns Hopkins University, where she
. . ..with her mother, dancer Mila Aragon, who is divorced hopes to return for her medical studies.
-"- - from Mariel's father, Morris Yick, a Chinese- She hasn't chosen a medical specialty, delaying that
American mortuary owner. Mariel, who also acts decision until she is more familiar with medicine.
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Stamp inflation envelops letteir
(Continued from Page 1). was officially set at two cents. They will
more now," said Carl Zwinck. summer, because so many University be used as 15-cent stamps until the first
a lot of letters to prisoners in students leave, and therefore statistics group of regular stamps, bearing the
tes and so forth. I suppose it'll would be misleading. visage of Oliver Wendell Holmes, are
five or ten more dollars a issued.
tually." "IT DOESN'T appear to be any
greater than the usual, although we LINES OF people waiting for two-
%RBORITE Debbie Miller said, won't know until we get out statistics cent stamps formed at the post office
tting married June 17, and I next week," said Superintendent of Sta- yesterday. These stamps can be used
to get all the invitations out tion Operations Emil Engel. along with the thirteen centers after the
e rates go up. I sent 75 out last The main preparations by the post of- end of the month deadline.
id I'm sending out 75 more this fice involve selling the new 15-cent "If it's anything like when we went
stamps. The office has received half a from ten cents to thirteen cents a
post office, the response to the million 15-cent stamps on rolls of 3000 stamp, we're gonna have lines at the
t change is felt in different each. The batch, sent from Washington, post office greater than Christmas
is expected to last about a week. lines," remarked Schneeberger.
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There are some, however, who for an
assortment of reasons remain oblivious
to the deadline dash. A few people
speak of having no bills to pay at the
end of the month - and a few told of not
paying the ones they had.
"I guess it will hurt business," one
person said, "but it doesn't bother me.
I'm going to postcards - nine cents!"
And Postmaster Schneeberger, when
asked if he was taking advantage of the
last few days of the 13-cent stamp,
chuckled and said: "No, no, I paid my
bills on Sunday, and I usually mail
seven or eight pieces of mail on Monday
- I'm not going to change."
"I think the mail has been affected,
but it's hard to say how much," Post-
master Richard Schneeberger said.
Schneeberger noted that the mail load
in Ann Arbor is usually lighter in the
he new stamps are auorneu with
a ubiquitous block "a". They are called
contingency stamps, because they were
not marked with a price since they were
printed up before the postal rate hike
House approves tenant bill
(Continuedfrom Page I)
dlords' legal costs in any court dispute
and giving the landlord the power to
"This ain't no ordinary
hold up, pod'ner. We
on the Michigan Daily."
"If you're like me ...
aggressive, friendly, a real
hustler ... then
you're for us."
SeE Duly subwhens d-ing -
men .. . 20-40 keurs/
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study students only. If iuttested,
unilaterally change the lease.
Clodfelter's bill lists illegal and unen-
forceable clauses which are banned and
requires-a notice informing tenants of
It allows tenants to sue for up to $500
over so-called clear violations and up to
$250 over those which are more
technical in nature. They can also have
the lease voided.
Tenants must inform landlords of
their complaint and give them 20 days
to correct it voluntarily before they sue.
A table of chords found in the "Syn-
taxis Mathematica," also known as the
"Almagest" of Claudius Ptolemy, is the
first mathematical table in the modern
sense. Dating from the middle of the
second century A.D., this table
provides the values of a circle's chords
at intervals of one-half degree to within
six places of approximation.
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