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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 19, 1981-Page 5
Singer Jackson Browne

arrested at nuk

FromUPandAP
AVILA BEACH, Calif. - More than
50 protesters, including rock star
w Jackson Browne, were arrested yester-
day at the Diablo Canyon power plant,
" joining nearly 1,000 of their comrades
% jailed trying to block operations at the
$2.3 billion reactor.
Besides the few hundred people
. trying to set up a blockade to prevent
workers from entering the plant
property, 800 "support" people are at
or near the site, said Mark Evanoff of
the Abalone Alliance, an 'umbrella
group sponsoring the protest.
HE PREDICTED the protest would
revive this weekend when more people
can attend.
P The four-day "human blockade" at
":the plant appeared to be running out of
steam, however,with most of the
'.4 .protesters behind bars or released only
_ _ after promising a judge not to return to
" . .. the 735-acre Pacific Gas and Electric
Co. nuclear reactor site.
AP Photo The arrests yesterday morning were
peaceful and the protesters'sang and
AFTER BEING ARRESTED at the Diablo Canyon power plant, musician Jackson Browne leans out of a window of the chanted as they were taken away by
bus transporting other arrested anti-nuclear protesters, showing his arrest number marked on his arm. sheriff's deputies.
BROWNE, A POPULAR singer-

songwriter, was arrested for attem-
pting to block busloads of construction
workers arriving at the plant.
"I hope they don't break my hands,"
Browne said as he was led away in
plastic handcuffs. Demonstrators con-
tend rough arrests have caused two
broken wrists, but San Luis Obispo
County Sheriff's Sgt. Leon Cole said
yesterday he knew of only one injury-i-a
broken arm sustained by a woman
Thursday. He said he didn't know how
the injury occurred.
Cole said reports of police roughness
on Thursday were exaggerated from "a
couple of isolated incidents."'

protest
BROWNE, WHO arrived at Abalone
Alliance base camp yesterday and took
the required eight-hour non-violence
training course, is one of several
popular musicians who perform to
sellout crowds throughout the country
to raise funds for the anti-nuclear
movement.
Those music-loving crowds, however,
failed to join the planned "human
blockade" ht the controversial plant,
and the arrest of 955 protesters has left
no more than 200 demonstrators to con-
tinue the unsuccessful attempt to block
operations at the plant.

Robotics
i".t
institute
may boost
'U,, status
(Continued fron Page 1)
ter Milliken proposed formation of the
$25 million technology fund in his ad-
dress Thursday morning to the
Legislature.
THE PROPOSAL for the fund will
be introduced in the Legislature
within the next several weeks, Law
said, and "hopefully the legal struc-
ture will be complete before the end of
this year." Questions relating to
location, funding and personnel have
yet to be resolved, he said, but
"private reaction thus far has been
positive."
Task force members included
University President Harold Shapiro,
Bendix Chairman William Agee, Her-
bert Dow of Dow Chemical; Univer-
sity Business Professor Paul Mc-
Cracken, former Treasury Secretary
W. Michael Blumenthal, and its
chairman, Lieutenant Gov. James
Brinkly.
Sam Irwin, president of Irwin In-
ternational and a member of the task
force, said the research center would
be patterned after the Phoenix
Project, in which both private and
public institutions cooperated in
nuclear power research, on the
University's North Campus.
9 Eventually, the Michigan robotics
center could attain the prestige of the
Jet Propuslion Laboratory in Califor-
pia, Irwin said. Associated with the
California Institute of Technology, the
California laboratory was influential
in the design and operation of the
recent Voyager mission to Saturn.

Robotics research may
be wave of the future

Dance
Theatre
Studio
711 N. University
(near State St.)
Ann Arbor
separate classes for:
children: ballet, creative movement
adults: ballet, modern jazz
new classes
beginning September 14
for current class schedule
and more
information: 995-4242
1 - 5 weekdays

(Continued from Page 1)
Engineering Department Chairman
George Haddad said he is "delighted"
at the state's proposal to support such a
robotics institute..
"It is one area that will make a

significant difference in the future of
the economy of the state," Haddad said
yesterday.
HADDAD'S department specializes
in writing programs for the robots and
in giving them vision and speech. He

Students may worry-
but they write on

said the department is already wooing
industry help on the project. Haddad
said he hopes to have about 40 in-
dustrial sponsors contribute a base fee
of $10,000 to $15,000 per year as a fee to
receive University faculty advice on
robotics research. Haddad said the con-
tribution essentially would be a gift to
the University, without any obligation,
other than advising, on the part of
faculty member.
Texas Instruments, Manugacturing
Data Systems Inc., and Devilbiss, are
just a few of the high technology firms
to contribute seed monty to the elec-
trical and computer engineering depar-
tment work.
The Environmental Reserch In-
stitute of Michigan should also play a
role in making Ann Arbor the robotics
capital of the world. The institute has
two recent inventions-a 3-D laser
scanner and the cytocomputer-which
"will be a significant contribution to
what's going on," said President
William Brown.

(Continued from Page 1)
revise," says Howard. "Freshmen
especially feel they should just be able
to sit down and write an assignment the
first time. But even professional
writers rarely do that."
When writing problems become more
than an introductory composition cour-
se or good advice can solve, students
can turn to three writing workshops on
campus: English Composition Board
workshops, Coalition for the Use of
Learning Skills workshops, and
Humanities 151, a writing workshop for
credit especially for engineering
students.
Fran Zorn, staff director of the
English Composition Board workshops,
says the workshops "are not a correc-
ting service." Students may bring their
papers to workshops voluntarily or on
the advice of course instructors.
Students receive individual counseling
based on their strengths and
weaknesses in areas such as grammar,
syntax, organization and style. Zorn
says faculty members often suggest
that students use the workshops.
"ONE PROFESSOR of economics
advised an entire class of 35 to come
over," says Zorn.
Michael Seidman, an LSA senior
majoring in human nutriti'on, has used
the composition workshops for four

years, admitting, "I've really relied on
the workshop.
"I'm a terrible writer and I know it,"
Seidman says. "I've been going in now
with medical school applications.
They're more than happy to help you
with them."
THE CULS workshops, traditionally
a minority support service, offer coun-
seling totall students, says coordinator
Ralph Story. Story says CULS helps
recognize the specific problems black,
white,' Hispanic, and Asian students.
have in different areas of writing.
"Most freshmen feel unprepared,"
adds Story. "We tell, them they're
capable of the work or they wouldn't be
here."
Humanities 151, for engineering
students, s a personalized introductory
writing course, says Prof. Leslie Olsen,
who teaches the course.

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