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The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 11, 1980-Page 3


'State of the state' well received

LANSING (UPI) - Gov. William,
illiken's upbeat State of the State Ad-
dress received some good reviews
yesterday, but there were hints his
plans to help decaying cities and boost
mental health spending face close
Milliken told a joint session of the
legislators he will seek no tax hikes this
year, opting instead to make room for
new initiatives in a tight budget year by
lashing old programs.
AND THE 57-year-old governor
departed from the prepared text of his

12th State of the State message to
assure lawmakers he has not lost his
zest for the task-an apparent rebuttal
to charges he is "tired out" and to
dispel the notion he is a lame duck.
"I think I have the best job in the
world," he said.
"I like it and I hope I can continue
to work with you for a few more years."
MILLIKEN said several Republican
presidential hopefuls have talked with
him about the vice presidency, but he
does not take the offers seriously and is
not interested, according to yesterday's
Lansing State Journal.
Milliken's name has cropped up per-
sistently as a vice presidential
prospect, but he has denied all interest
in the post.
"Comments have been dropped, sub-
tleties, references are made but I un-
derstand why candidates do that. It's
part of the game," he told the
William Faust said he was "very im-
pressed" with the governor's State of
the State remarks.
Senate Republican Floor Leader
Donald Bishop said Milliken "struck a
fine balance between economy and
House Speaker Bobby Crim, who
gave his own forecast for the year
Wednesday, said he and Milliken agree
on the basic problems facing the
MILLIKEN SAID he will recommend
a new $40 million aid program for so-
called "distressed cities"-those with

high concentrations of elderly and poor
residents and declining populations and
tax bases.
He also called for more than tripling
expenditures on programs designed to
move mental patients out of large in-
stitutions and into more normal,
residential-style settings.
Milliken said prison construction and
welfare expenditures also will have a
high priority.
HE ANNOUNCED plans to further
streamline government by con-
solidating community and economic
development in the state Commerce
Department and moving more

regulatory agencies such as the Liquor
Control Commission and the Insurance
Bureau from Commerce to the Depar-
tment of Licensing and Regulation.
The governor called for major refor-
ms in the state's horse racing industry
and said he will establish a special
commission to coordinate efforts to bat-
tle organized crime and government
Despite the looming recession and
pending budget cuts, Milliken said the
state of the state is "good" and con-
trasted conditions here with those he
viewed on a recent tour of Cambodian
refugee camps in Thailand.

"Christ: The Light Shining
in Darkness"
a lecture by Robert W. Jeffery
member of The Board of Lectureship of
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.
to be held


January 13, 1980

3:00-4:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1833 Washtenow, Ann Arbor
child care and parking available

Visiting team reviews
'U' for accreditation

A team of nine educators from the
North Central Association is spending
its final day on campus today
examining evaluation procedures at the
University for an accreditation review.
The review, which is conducted every
ten years, focuses on the Office of
Academic Affairs and Office of Student
Services (OSS) at the University.
Members of the team will issue a report
on their findings later in the semester to
University President Harold Shapiro.
The University also conducted its own
study in the areas of Academic Affairs
and Student Services.

Each department and program is
evaluated by its parent school or
college, Mims said, but "only
professional schools are subject to ac-
creditation by their own associations."
The Law School, for example, is
evaluated by the American Bar
Association. Mims said other schools,
such as LSA, are not accredited. For
this reason, only Academic Affairs will
be reviewed.
Mims said Student Services also will
be evaluated because of its "potential
direct impact on the students" because
of its various units, such as counseling
and housing.

What's so sacred about your room?
Let it rest in darkened gloom.
If you're the last one-punch out the
Help us stop the energy bite!

... not interested in v.p. post

eRunaway Mexican oil,
well slowing down

'The North Central Association acts as student consumer
advocates, ensuring that universities offer quhality programs.'
-R. Sue Mims, director of the University's
Office of Acaderic Planning and Analysis


UM Second Annual

(AP) - Directly over the blowout, the
normally blue waters of the Gulf of
Mexico burble and boil, forced six feet
to the air by the force of the escaping
oil. A three-foot crown of flame tops the
murky fountain.
Yesterday, Ixtoc I spewed 50,000
more gallons of rusty-colored crude oil
into the Gulf, but Pemex, the Mexican
oil monopoly, says the flow from the
world's worst oil' spill has slowed and
the well may be sealed this month.
"THE FLOW IS now running about
1,000 to 1,500 barrels a day," said a top
' gineer from Pemex, which has lost
ore than 110 million gallons of oil sin-
ce the well blew out last June 3. A barrel
contains 42 gallons of oil.
This is not the first time Pemex has
expressed optimism about stopping the
well. And the company's flow figures
have been questioned by U.S. experts.
In October, when Pemex said the flow
had been cut to 2,000 barrels a day, U.S.
scientists testifying before a
congressional panel in Washington said
e real figure was closer to 50,000
barrels. But U.S. officials say there is
no independent way to determine just
how much oil is spilling.
"ONE OF THE two relief wells is
complete and has reached the two-mile
depth of Ixtoc's reservoir, and we are
pumping in sea water. The other well
should be completed within 20 days,"
said the engineer, who asked not to be
Drillers hope that pumping sea water
nto the reservoir will equalize the
pressure forcing oil out of the well,
slowing the flow enough so they can cap
Pemex has spent millions of dollars
trying to stop the oil, but Americans
under contract to Pemex here say it is
time - not effort - that has cut the
"THERE IS no doubt once both the
'elief wells are in, Ixtoc will be stopped,
'ut the Mexican government can't
claim victory. Ixtoc is just slowing
down by itself," said one American,
who requested anonymity.

Ixtoc obviously has slowed.
Instead of surfacing in a turbulent
100-foot-wide circle, it has been reduced
to a ring 40 feet in diameter. Instead of
gushing more than 30 feet into the air, it
rises about six feet above the surface,
with flames burning perhaps three feet
above that.
Cecil Parker II, a diver with Under-
water Services of Corpus Christi,
Texas, dove to Ixtoc's mouth last week.
He said the slick is about six feet thick
near the surface, considerably less than
last year.
"I should have seen some dead fish
there somewhere, but I didn't. I just
can't figure it out," P'arker said.
The well is still feeding a two- by
three-mile slick - located 55 miles
from this shrimping village in the Bay
of Campeche - and the-slick is slowly
moving westward.

THE UNIVERSITY belongs to North
Central Association, a regional
organization, which reviews member
colleges and universities for ac-
creditation, said R. Sue Mims, director
of the University's Office of Academic
Planning and Analysis. Because the
University is so large, the review will
focus only on the evaluations conducted
within Academic Affairs and OSS at the
Mims said although it is
"theoretically" possible that the
University would not be reaccredited,
she said she doubted that would occur.
"The North Central Association acts
as student consumer advocates, en-
suring that universities offer quality
programs, particularly new in-
stitutions," said Mims. "That's less
directly applicable to the University."
BUT MIMS added that with declining
budgets, the possibility that an in-
stitution may offer programs of lesser
quality increases.

In addition, Mims noted that "student
Services has developed a program
evaluation process (PEC) which fit in
with the theme of the reaccreditation
period." Academic Affairs and OSS
prepared reports based on internal
studies such as the PEC to submit to
members of the team.
THREE YEARS ago, Student Ser-
vices conducted its first PEC question-
naire for its staff, said Kathleen Dan-
nemiller, assistant to the vice-president
for Student Services. Based on a
similar questionnaire used by
Academic Affairs, the PEC asked unit
heads to predict the status of their
departments during the next five yers.
Another portion of the Student Ser-
vices report to the North Central team
was a Fundamental Evaluation
Research project in which Student Ser-
vices staffers were interviewed
anonymously about their units to
prevent any untruthfulness in the an-
swers, Dannemiller said.
The members of the visiting team,
which arrived here Wednesday, have
been interviewing staff members from
Academic Affairs, and OSS. Team
members also have been talking to
various deans in the University's
schools and colleges, department
chairs, and student leaders.

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Applications besiege
test-tube baby clinic

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Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(313) 7691776

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Pen-
nsylvania woman who stands 5-foot-3.
and weighs 220 pounds promised to lose
70 pounds if she could get her name on
the waiting list for a test-tube baby at
Eastern Virginia Medical School.
But a caller from Detroit insisted that
being No. 2,500 in line just wasn't good
"Can I bribe you to put my name at
the top of the list?" she asked.
"WHAT DO YOU mean?" asked Lin-
da Lynch, a secretary for the test-tube
baby clinic.
"I've got lots of money," the woman
replied. "I'm willing to offer you
anything you want."
Since the state approved plans
Tuesday for the nation's first test-tube
baby laboratory, the clinic in the ob-
stetrics-gynecology department at the
medical school has been besieged with
phone calls.
THEY'VE COME in from Maine to
California - some from abroad.

A spokesman for a right-to-life group
criticized the program as raising
serious moral and ethical questions and
said his group would consider filing suit
in an effort to block the clinic.
By Wednesday evening, four
secretaries estimated they'd answered
at least 300 inquiries from current and
prospective patients all over the coun-
try. The clinic keeps names of callers
LYNCH TURNED down the bribe of-
fer from the woman in Detroit.
"THere are just too many desperate
people out there for me to have helped
that one person," she explained.
Even before the laboratory, to be
built at Norfolk General Hospital, won
state approval, the clinic had a waiting
list 2,500 names long.
ONCE THE LAB is completed, of-
ficials say, the program will be able to
serve about 50 couples in its first year,
at a cost of about $4,000 for two fer-
tilization attempts.
So the chances are remote for any
new couple on the waiting list to con-
ceive in the near future.

Does it really have to be this way?
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polite, friendly employees who will find your books for you and help you with
your other supplies. And you won't have to hock your sirloin to pay for them.
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MLB 4.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Bananas, 7, 10:20 p.m.; What's Up Tiger Lily?,
8:40p.m.; MLB3.
Mediatrics-The In-Laws, 7, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci.

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