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Vol. XC, No. 127 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 13, 1980 Ten Cents Ten Pages






Five others implicated in
alleged drug involvement


Kligis Kwiatkowski

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THESE FIVE University football play-
ers were suspended for alleged involve-
ment with narcotics, informed sources
said. Wolverine coach Bo Schembech-
ler refused to issue a'statement con-
cerning the charges. Athletic Director
Don Canham confirmed the gridders

Quarterback B.J. Dickey and place-
kicker Bryan Virgil are among the five
Michigan football players suspended
from the team for alleged involvement
with narcotics, informed sources
confirmed yesterday.
At least two other prominent players
were reportedly put on probationary
status in relation to the narcotics
THE SOURCES, including team
members and officials close to the
team, said outside, linebacker Ben
Needham, wolfman Mike Kligis, and
offensive tackle Dan Kwiatkowski were
also placed on permanent suspension
by head coach Bo Schembechler,
Virgil, the only player that
commented on the matter yesterday,
denied that he had been suspended.
"I just decided not to play out my
fifth year. I just decided electrical
engineering was too much and wanted
todevote more time to it," Virgil said.
He is a senior who has one remaining
year of athletic eligibility.
they would decline comment until a 1
p.m. news conference today. Dickey
and Kligis could not be reached for
Schembechler refused to issue a
statement about the suspensions. "He
said it's been his policy since he
became head football coach that all
internal matters concerning the
football team are private, and he would
not com ment," said Will Perry, the
University's sports information
Athletic Director Don Canham
confirmed that the suspensions did
occur, but he refused to disclose
the names of the players involved,
"THE BOTTOM line is that they were
suspended for violating athletic
department and football squad rules,"
Canham said.
'"They were suspended," he

continued, "and we're not going to say
anything about it because there's no
sense in embarrassing the athletes
anymore. The penalty is suspension
and I don't think it'll be reversed."
"I think Schembechler handled this
with great dignity, great dispatch, and
he was 100 per cent right," Canham
said, adding that Schembechler alone is
responsible for disciplining his players.
ACCORDING TO several teanr
members-all of whom asked that their
names be withheld-the five players
were informed of their suspension
either before or during a meeting

Monday for players with one remaining
year of eligibility. Schembechler
conducts such a meeting prior to the
start of spring practice every year.
Three of the five suspended players
were starters on the team at one time or
another during the 1979 season..Dickey,
a native of Ottawa, -Ohio, started in
seven of the Wolverines' first eight
games as quarterback. He then
suffered a shoulder separation in the
game against Indiana, and did not
return to the lineup until the Gator Bowl
Dec. 28.
NEEDHAM, originally from
Groveport, Ohio, started all but one
game for Michigan last season-he was
suspended for one game by
Schembechler for "disciplinary
reasons." Needham finished the
regular season with 30 solo tackles and
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From UPI and AP
CHICAGO - John Gacy Jr., called by
prosecutors "the worst of all mur-
Sderers," was convicted yesterday of the
-hex slayings of 33 young men and boys.
The jury of seven men and five women
deliberated only one hour and 50
He could face the death penalty.
GACY - CONVICTED of more mur-
ders than anyone else in U.S. History -
winked and waved at a bailiff as he left
the courtroom. Relatives of his victims
rejoiced and called for swift senten-
Court Clerk Violet Botica read 33
murder verdict forms, one for each of

silty of 33 killHings

From UPI and AP
Insisting that its mission had not
yet failed, the U.N. inquiry commission
returned to the United Nations
yesterday to confer withdSecretary
General Kurt Waldheim and Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance on the next step
in the 130-day-old Iranian crisis.
In Tehran, Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini whipped up more anti-
American fervor to exhort his followers
to vote in next Friday's first round of
elections for a new parliament-one of
whose tasks will be to decide the fate of
the 50 Americans ;held hostage in the
U.S. Embassy.
elections will dash the hopes of the
enemies of the Islamic Republic, the
agents of the overthrown regime and its
followers, especially the oppressive
U.S. government. Arise ... and storm
the ballot boxes," Khomeini said in a
radio address.

Vance flew to New York from
Washington to meet with Waldheim and
the co-chairman of the U.N. inquiry
commission. The commission left
TehransTuesday after Khomeini,
reneging on a promise made by his
government, refused to allow the
diplomats to visit the embassy hostages
unless they agreed to first sign a
statement denouncing the United States
See related story, Page 10
and its support of the deposed shah's
Department spokesman Hodding
Carter called the commission's failure
"clearly very serious" but indicated
that President Carter was still willing
to give the United Nations more time
before considering other remedies.
Carter administration officials,
See VANCE, Page 10

the victims Gacy killed during a seven-
year period.
The killings, which Gacy concealed
even from his wife, ended in late
December 1978 with the discovery of
the bodies by detectives investigating
the disappearnce of 15-year-old Robert
Piest, Gacy's last victim.
GACY, 57, also was found guilty of
taking indecent liberties with a child
and deviate sexual assault.
Piest's brother, Kenneth, 26, said af-
ter the verdict, "Nothing less than the
electric chair will satisfy some of the
relatives of John W. Gacy Jr.'s victims.
It's not revenge, it's justice."
"For the first time in 15 months, I am

happy, but it's not over. None of us will
be satisfied until he is put to death. He
destroyed my life, my family's life, my
girlfriend's life, my brother's life. This

See JURY, Page 7

'U' nuclear reactor
used for training


schools release

racial balance plan

Some additional busing and
reassignment of students may be forth-
coming to achieve racial balance in
Ann Arbor elementary schools, accor-
ding tothe first draft of an action plan
presented at a Board of Education
meeting last night.
Also included in the plan, drawn up
by Ann Arbor School administrators,
are recommendations for curriculum
and instructional strategies for
educational opportunities.
While trying to bring the district
toward state guidelines in racial balan-
*e, Superintendent Harry howard said
the administrative team that drew up'
the plan tried to minimize the potential
disruption of students. As a result, not
all the city's elementary schools will be
ABOUT 17 per cent of Ann Arbor's
8,000 students are black. The state deals
only with blacks in minority statistics
because the percentage of students
classified as other minorities (native

Americans, Hispanics, and Asians) is
very small.
THe state allows each school's
caucasian-black ratio to differ by up to
15 per cent from the district's ratio as a
whole. In Ann Arbor, this means that.
schools should have blacks composing
no more than 32 per cent of the student
body and no less than two per cent.
Presently six schools are considered
affected by the state guidelines: Mack,
Northside, Freeman, Bryant,
Lakewood, and Logan. After the
proposed shifts, Northside and Bryant
will continue to have too large a percen-
tage of blacks in their student bodies,
but Howard said that removing more
students from these schools would wipe
out the schools' populations.
Howard also mentioned the plan was
to move toward meeting the ratio
guidelines and that total compliance
was not part of the goal. "I think we ac-
complished what the board set forth for
us to do," he said at a press conference
See A2, Page 10

Certainly a nuclear reactor that is
shut down and started up ten times
in two weeks would seem to have
some troubles; the infamous Three
Mile Island plant required only one
very definitive shutdown last year.
In fact, at the University's Ford
Nuclear Reactor, located on north
campus, the frequent harmless
shutdowns are part of a year-round
training program for nuclear reac-
tor operators.
THE PROGRAM includes
trainees from Detroit Edison, Con-
sumers Power, and Indiana and
Michigan Electric Power who work
at the Ford Reactor for two weeks of
their total two-year training
Although the Ford Reactor is only
a two megawatt plant (commercial
reactors generate 3,000 megawatts),
it provides real experience for the
trainees, according to Reactor
Manager Bob Burn.
"In a real power reactor,
everything is done so slowly and
cautiously that the trainees never
get a feel for what happens," Burn
explained. -"In our small reactor,
you can really see how a reactor
program are screened by the power
companies that send them. Burn
said that about half of the trainees
had some college background while,

the other half had only high school
degrees. A significant number are
from the Navy, he said.
"We give the trainees reactor
theory experience that we think is
valuable," Burn said. He added the
trainees are surprised when they
discover they can learn more here
than at their own utilities. "At the
utility, they don't want to shut down,
so operators don't get much ex-
perience. Here, they get ten reactor
start-ups in a mere two-week
period," Burn said.
Despite emphasis today on affir-
mative action programs, Burn said
there still are very few women and
minorities in the nuclear field. "We
do our best to try and institute af-
firmative action. It is very difficult,
especially in this field. There is just
not enough, interest, which is sad
because the job opportunities are
great,"Burn said.
BURN ADDED that he also sees
attitude problems within the in-
dustry. "Some actually believe
women cannot be reactor operators.
Some people want only ex-military.
We want a mixture."
The University does not provide
any funds for these training
programs, though the Ford reactor
is funded by the University.
"They ask us if we'll do it and we
say O.K." Burn explained. "It is on a
commercial basis totally."
See NUKE, Page 7

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS

LOCATED ON North Campus, the University's Ford Nuclear Reactor is.
frequently shut down and started up again as part of a nuclear training

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by numerous student groups, has also been scheduled for
tomorrow. "Basically, it is not so much a boycott as it is an
encouragement of students and faculty members to take
time out and go beyond the normal routine to examine these
vital issues," said DeVarti. D]
Green beer and Irish whiskey
St. Patrick's Day should be a wee bit merrier this year
for many residents in the northwest Lower Michigan
communities of Hershey and Shelby. By a margin of only
two votes, residents of the Osceola County village of
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Shelby drinkers might be advised to think twice about
ordering up a round of gin and tonics for the folks at the
local bar and stick to straight gin instead. Prevention
magazine recently reported that Army and Navy pilots
have been told to stay away from the popular summer drink
because recent studies have shown that the quinine in tonic
water may produce night blindness, blurred vision, double
vision and abnormal color vision in hypertensive persons.
So while the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in
Washington, D.C. continues studies, Navy pilots have been
asked to shun tonic beverages before flying. Army pilots

side - and a green light towards the rear," Hager said. "As
far as making out a shape of the body, we really couldn't
tell." The t.wo officers were joined a few minutes later by
two additional deputies from the Delta County Sheriff's
Department, whose office had received calls from citizens
about a UFO at about 1 a.m. The four men tracked the
mysterious object as it sped west, but lost sight of it after
about a half hour. Not far away, two officers from the
Escanaba police department also saw the object and gave
similar descriptions. "It kind of gave you the chills, you
know," Hager said. "We've had reports of UFO's and stuff

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