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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom

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Today's weather looks fair
and cool, with highs in the
low 60s.

Vol. XCl, No. 6l Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 15, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages

of new
LSA Dean Peter Steiner announced.
Monday at his first LSA faculty
meeting that there were only 14 new
tculty members hired for tenure and
enure-track positions beginning the
current academic year.
The number of new tenure and,
tenure-track appointments was down 23.
professors from the previous year
because of a partial hiring freeze
needed to meet the administration's
budget cuts, Steiner said.
"WE MUST realize that our
budgetary restraints are real," Steiner
told his audience. "I wont rule out the
possibility of more departmental and
rogram discontinuances but surely we
hould look for all the alternatives we
A tenure-track faculty member is
eligible for tenure review after seven
years of teaching at the University. A
tenured professor has virtually com-
plete job security at the University.
YESTERDAY the Daily erroneously
reported that Steiner said there would
be only 14 University professors given
enure in the coming academic year
and that only 37were given tenure last;
"We have not, and will not impose, a
tenure quota. Promotions to tenure will
be recommended by the Executive
Committee based on departmental
nominations precisely as in the past,
based upon the qualificaitons of each
person nominated," Steiner said

tickets mean big bucks

"I'll give you two Notre Dame tickets for that Fiat of
Laugh if you like, but this scalper got the last laugh two
years ago when he exchanged a pair of 50-yard line seats for
the Notre Dame-Michigan football game for a Fiat from a
young businessman desperately trying to impress his boss.
SELLING MICHIGAN football tickets is big business for
some; it involves the exchange of tens of thousands of
dollars before big games and allows a handful of students to
pay for their college education.
Prior to last weekend, the 1981 season appeared to be a
particularly promising one for scalpers. With Michigan
ranked first and Notre Dame fourth in the national pre-
season polls, Saturday's game had all the ingredients of a
Consequently, ticket scalpers were making a killing; a
pair of tickets to the game selling for'$200 or more.
"LAST WEEK I sold two 30-yarders for $150 that I had
bought for $10 each," said one scalper.
But the Wolverines' shocking 21-14 loss to Wisconsin last
Saturday dealt a severe blow not only to Michigan's chan-
ces for a national championship, but also toi a scalper's
chance of making bigger bucks. Ticket scalpers caught'
another bad break when ABC-TV announced its decision to
put Saturday's game on national television.
"I'm expecting a crash in ticket prices like a few years
ago," said upperclassman Bob Mrozinski, who noted that
two years ago Michigan-Notre Dame tickets decreased in
value from $60 each on the Thursday before the game to $15
the following day.
As many as 25 scalpers can be observed on weekdays
prior to a home game plying their trade in front of the
Michigan Union. Most are students or local residents who
storm dorms, prey on freshpersons, and distribute adver-
tising sheets throughout the campus. .
"YOU CAN ALWAYS get some guy who just studies in
the library and actually thinks he's getting a good deal by
selling his ND ticket for $8," said a scalper. "For him, it's
probably three weeks of beer money."
"There's a market for scalpers," said another, who said

he sold a set of season tickets for more than $375. "But you
have to watch out for stolen tickets, and sometimes, even
the police.",x
Ann Arbor police Captain Kenneth Klinge is not about to
go along with the widely-held belief that scalping is a risk-
free crime. "Scalpers are subject to penalty and possible
arrest," he said. "We do prosecute, but it (the penalty) is
up to the prosecutor."
NO FORMAL records are kept on offenders who are
prosecuted, Klinge said.
Jim Sexsmith, an appellate division attorney, said that he
does not "even recall that there were any ticket-scalping
cases all last year." The offense, classified as a
misdemeanor, carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail
or a $100 fine.
Mrozinski says he puts a lot of time and energy into his
scalping business. "The more work I put in, the more
money I make," he said. "I'll skip classes and wait outside
four to six hours a day."
MROZINSKI SAID that he netted $3,600 his first two
years at the trade and said he has never taken a loss on a
Michigan football game. "The least I've taken in for one
game is $100," he said.
Mrozinski and other successful scalpers refute those who
feel that luck determines success or failure in their
business. "The secret is not to buy too many," said Mrozin-
ski. "You shouldn't buy ones which you can't make a big
mark-up (profit) on. I try to get at least 50 percent mark-up
on each ticket."
Most scalpers said that they attempt to sell their tickets
by the day before a game fearing a "crash" and/or bad
weather on football Saturday.
TICKET-SCALPING may appear to many to be a sure-
fire money-making venture. But one scalper, who refers to
himself as The Zipper, 'describes many of his competitors
as "basically idiots."
Dale Gallpo, a resident advisor in Markley dormitory last
year, encountered the negative aspect of ticket scalping
when he was forced to "eat" 300 California-Michigan
tickets, translating into a loss of over $1,000.
"The guys in the business (ticket scalping at Michigan)
See SCALPING, Page 8

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
UNIVERSITY STUDENT Bob Mrozinski sells a pair of Notre Dame tickets
in front of the Union to another student. Mrozinski has been buying and
selling U-M football tickets for the past three seasons.

200 protestors arrested
at California nuclear plant

From AP and UPI
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - More
than 2,000 protesters laid siege to the
Diablo Canyon atomic power plant
yesterday, streaming over the
surrounding fence, landing rafts on a
nearby beach or sitting in at the main
gate. More than 200 were arrested for
Singing and chanting, "The whole
world is watching!" the anti-nuclear
activists launched their long-
anticipated demonstration less than a
week before the. Nuclear Regulartory
Commission is to vote on whether to
llow low-power tests of the $2.3 billion
together as the Abalone Alliance, worry
that nuclear power is unsafe and say
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. should not
be allowed to operate the plant because
the Hosgri earthquake fault,' three
miles offshore from the plant, could

trigger a major temblor, severely
damage the plant and unleash
radiation, although the'fault- has been
inactive for 125,000 years.
The main wave of protesters, several
hundred strong, marched 1% miles
from Avila Beach to the plant's locked
main gate, They put homemade siege
ladders over the six-foot barbed-wire-
topped fence around the 735-acre por-
They were opposed by the Coast
Guard at sea, and on land by a force of
more than 300 local and state officers,
with 500 National Guardsmen providing
logistical support.
scaling ladder on the main gate into the
plant site was Craig Rasmussen, 26, of
Huntington Beach, Calif., wearing a
red bandana and holding a .sign that
said, "No Nukes."
"I was the first one over by consensus
of my affinity group," he said. "It
really felt good."

Paraplegic Mark Villalba, 22, of Isla
Vista, was lifted over the gate as was
his wheelchair to take part in the
blockade inside the main gate. "We
wanted to create a security risk to keep
the plant from operating," he said.
"But even more important than the
security risk is the worldwide
THE SCENE WAS reminiscent of the
1960s heyday of anti-Vietnam and other
youth confrontation actions. A number
of participants said they were veterans
of those movements.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the
largest privately owned utility in the
country, has said the plant site is so
self-sufficient there is nothing the
protesters can do to prevent it from
going into operation.
The Diablo Canyon plant has become
the focal poiint of anti-nuclear activists
and a , test of the efectiveness of the
movement, apparently on the wane
with youth activism in general.

Mass transit
Students rushing to make their classes cause a pile-up of bicycles at the rac~ks near the Fishbowl.


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New scholarship
to help boost
blaek enrollment

Attempting to bolster black enrollment, the
University has dipped into its general fund and
established a new scholarship program for black
The scholarships, which were awarded to three
freshpersons this year, were disbursed in amounts
ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 over a four year period,,
according to Dave Robinson, assistant director of
undergraduate admissions.
THE AWARDS ARE "somewhat need-based but
essentially merit-based," Robinson said. "The
scholarships will be used as a tool to help recruit
black students," he said, noting that black
enrollment last year was only 5.6 percent, 4.4 percent
smaller than the 10 percent goal set by the Regents in
Award winners this year were freshpersons Ann
Adams of Evanston, Ill., Phillip Dickerson of Qak

Park, and Yolanda Mongeon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Although the University is sponsoring the scholar-
ships and selected the three winners, the scholarship
program is administered by the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation, which began the program
in 1964 with a grant from the FordpFoundation.
THE SCHOLARSHIP Corporation identified
academically gifted black students by studying SAT
scores and other data. After identifying the students,
the Scholarship Corporation then invites select in-
stitutions to participate. The University became a
participant in the program for the first time a year
According to a memo from the office of Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Bill Frye, the
scholarship program could be modified in the future.
The University is currently required to committing
awards to three students, Robinson said, adding, "We
don't know how far we can go beyond this."
Robinson said the new program is the only one

strictly available to black students. He said,
however, that black' University alumni are attenv
pting to set up a minority scholarship program that
may begin next year.
Award winner Ann Adams said the scholarship in-
duced her to eme to the University. She says hearing
she was a finalist in the scholarship competition
prompted her to apply to the University. Before that
she said she hadn't really considered applying here.
Adams said the University's size doesn't really
bother her because she went to a large high school in
her hometown.
Adams also applied to Harvard University, the
University of Pennsylvania and Brown University,
but says she chose the University of Michigan
because of the scholarship, the educational oppor-
tunities, and the closeness to her hometown. She said
that there's "No use in just falling for an Ivy League

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The experts say,. ..
LOW~SEXUAL desire may be caused by a sub-
conscious intention to gain control over another
person or situation, a study in Glamour magazine
said. In the magazine's October issue. Dr. Helen

Ellen Frank of the Western Psychiatric Institute in Pit-
tsburgh shoved 35 percent of the women sampled and 16
percent of the men suffer sexual listlessness at some point
in their lives. El
In Dire Straits
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's pledge of
government relief only for those "in absolute dire straits"

Alexander Haig, Chris Evert-Lloyd and John Kennedy Jr.
Then it added "six formidable fashion fizzles." Gloria
Steinem's jeans, poncho tops and sack dresses were
deplored. Wayne Newton drew fire for his "diamond as big
as a marble and silver belt as wide as a truss." Christina
Onassis has "settled into vintage poor little rich girl at-
tire." Polish labor leader Lech Walesa "looks as if he just
came off the night shift at the Gdansk shipyards." Barbara
Cartland at 80 "dolls up in seven-strand pearl necklaces,
feather-plumed hats and ruffled sleeveless dresses with
matching parasols . . ." As for White House aid Lyn Nof-

remarks to a gathering of administration officials and ten-
nis celebrities, including U.S. Open champions John,
McEnroe and Tracy Austin, the president praised tennis as'
a game for the whole family- one that has become a
national sport. Reagan said he probably would be a pretty
good tennis player, too. "You realize," Reagan cracked, "I"
could win almost from the very first- by' executive:




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