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Ninety-Two Years
of.
Editorial Freedom

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vol. XCII, I

NO. 14

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 25, 1981

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Political internships: Who needs the'U'?
di di

By BARRY WITT
So you want to work for Sen. Carl
Levin in Washington next summer. Or
perhaps you would like to work on a
project for Amnesty International.
These jobs, and about 170 others, may
be obtained if you're one of ap-
proximately 75 finalists in the Office of
Career Planning and Placement's an-
nual race for summer Public Service
Intern Program positions.
BUT WHAT IF you're one of the 250
students rejected by the program?
Apply on your own, advise former in-
-terns and managers of several
Washington offices.
"It makes no difference at all," if
you're applying through the intern
Senate
votes
to soften
cuts in
U'aid
L NSING (UPI) The Senate ap-
-proved yesterday a plan to take about
$20.8 million out of a railroad tax fund,
intended in part for bike path projects,
and use it to spare state schools and
colleges - including the University -
from deep budget cuts.
A bill to abolish Michigan's $23
million railroad delinquent tax fund
and use the money to help close up the
state's $135 million fiscal 1981-82 budget
hole was approved on a 26-5 Senate
vote.
IT WAS SENT to the House where it.
will receive action early next week.
The House action will come on the eve
of Gov. William Milliken's second at-
tempt to win approval of a $126 million
executive budget cutting order.
Milliken and the legislature must
come to terms by Wednesday when the
fiscal year ends.
THE HOUSE and Senate Ap-
propriations Committees rejected
Milliken's initial proposal last week,
saying it cut too much from state school
programs. The new plan reportedly will
ease the total cuts on schools and
colleges from about $50 million under
the original plan' to just over $20
million.
The University, which had been
marked to absorb $6.1 million in cuts,
could be saved as much as half that.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bill Frye, however, warned last week
the state's financial situation remains
tenuous, and the University could
receive a bigger share of future cuts.

program or on your own, said Phyllis
Harrison, an intern coordinator in
Senator Donald Riegle's Washington of-
fice. The important thing is the resume
and the qualifications, she said.
THE PROGRAM instructs its
finalists to apply for internships from a
list of Was ington congressional,
special interest, executive, and media
offices, and about six similar offices in
Lansing. But offerings which PSIP lists
are probably only one percent of all the
internships available, according to An-
ne Richter, CPP's Experiential
Education Programs supervisor.
CPP has books filled with the names
of offices that accept summer interns,
said Richter, who began conducting the
program in July.

'(The program) gives a perception that the only
students who can get internships in Washington
are those who go through the program. '
-Former Washington intern Dan Sichel

But students running through the
PSIP selection process are not infor-
med of all these possibilities, former in-
tern Dan Sichel said.
STUDENTS GAIN finalist standing in
the program by passing both the ap-
plication and interview stages, which
begin in October for next summer's
positionsi

Achieving finalist status guarantees
a person an internship Student
Program Coordinator Michelle Belfie
said.
But according to DebsBednarz, a-
Peace Corps intern last summer, the
program is too selective. It
"discouraged people if they didn't get
in from getting their own internships. in
Washington," sh.e said.

PSIP "gives a perception that the
only students who can get internships in
Washington are those who go through
the program," Sichel echoed.'
Students pursuing internships in-
dependently not only have access to
CPP job listings, but also can get in-
dividual assistance in writing resumes
and completing application materials.
Since the program's inception in 1969,
more than 700 students have found in-
ternships out of about 3600 applications
received by PSIP, formerly known as
the Washington Internship Program.
THE JOB descriptions include
researching and assisting in drawing
legislation, writing speeches, and per-
forming some clerical services, said
Yayoi Kushida, a PSIP student coor-

Ulna Cur.
Whale Sichel, who worked for the
Consumer Federation of America,
found his "level of work to be not nearly
as demanding as (he) would have
liked," other former interns said their
experiences were worthwhile.
Cathy Lieber, who graduated from
the University last May, said her
position with the Organization of
American States offered her "a lot of.
responsibility."
MOST OF the other interns at the
Peace Corps last summer did not find
their positions through a school
program, Bednarz said.
LSA junior Bill Vailliencourt, who
was not a PSIP finalist but got his in-

'U'

therapy

program

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debated in
open forumn

Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
PHYSICAL THERAPY CURRICULUM director Richard Darnell argues at yesterday's open hearing that the Univer-
sity should either enhance the existing program or discontinue it.
Reagan defends economic plan,

reassures skeptics in rj

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- President
Reagan's budget knife finally has cut
deeply enough to wound some
Republicans and crack the solid GOP
support that anchored his
congressional victories in earlier
budget battles.
In a 30-minute broadcastaddress
from the Oval Office, the president
sought to allay public fears and} Wall
Street wariness about his economic
policy by pledging to "hold to a firm,
steady course" as he seeks to pull the
United States from "the economic
swamp we've been in for so long."
"I RECOGNIZE that many in

The United States and
the Soviet Union an-
nounced yesterday that
the two will begin talks
in November on limiting
nuclear arms in Europe.
See story, Page 3.
Congress may have other alternatives,
and I welcome a dialogue with them,"
the president said in remarks prepared
for delivery.Y
"But let there be no mistake: we have
no choice but to continue down the road

toward a balanced budget-a budget
that will keep us strong at home and
secure overseas."
In the broadcast address, Reagan
announced he will seek spending cuts of
12 percent across-the-board for hun-
dreds of federal agencies-from Head
Start to the Forest Service. The reduc-
tions sought are beyond the $35 billion
already approved by Congress.
"WE ARE launching a nationwide ef-
fort to encourage our citizens to join
with us in finding where need exists and
then to organize volunteer programs to
meet that need," he said.
Reagan was unapologetic for the
See LATEST, Page 2

BY MARK GINDIN
Top University officials gathered in
an open forum yesterday to discuss a
recommendation to eliminate the
University's physical therapy program -
and to hear arguments from the public
on the pros, and cons of discontinuance,
pushing. the program one step closer to
a decision on its future.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Billy Frye and President Harold
Shapiro listened to comments from
several officials of the University's
medical school and University Hospital
who warned that the program's
academic quality is slipping and urged
that it be dropped from the University.
BUT, PHYSICAL therapy program
director Dr. Richard Darnell 'and'
representatives from Wayne State
University defended the program, and
asked that the University make a
greater commitment to it to reversethe
erosion of its quality.
The forum is part of the University's
standard discontinuance review
process, the same process that was
employed to review the University's
geography department before the
decision was made to eliminate in June.

Frye said he would consider the input
from the forum when making his own
recommendation to the Regents on the
proposal to eliminate the program.
Frye said he hopes to announce his
decision early next month.
MEDICAL SCHOOL Dean John
Gronvall recommended last June that
the physical therapy program be
discontinued. In his remarks at the
forum yesterday, Gronvall again
stressed that the program "is not cen-
tral to the mission of the medical
school."
Gronvall also asserted that the
University cannot afford the $150,000
expenditure he said would be required
to restore the program's quality and
that the program's elimination would
not hurt the quality ofphysical therapy
at University Hospital.
Darnell has also insisted that the
program's quality is inadequate and
thatJ if the University is unwilling to
commit itself to rebuilding the program
the department should be cut.
But he and several others who spoke
at the hearing urged the University to
maintain and enhance the program.
See OPEN, Page 6

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By A1NN MI FAZIO methods, calling them deceptive and an ineffective, identification, she told the jury.
Two controversial cases of selling liquor to minors way tosolve the problem of alcohol consumption Ann Arbor police officer Phil Scheel testified that
were tried yesterday in Ann Arbor's 15th District among minors. he followed her into the store shortly after she en-
Court, resulting in one guilty charge and one aquittal. To be found guilty of furnishing intoxicants to a tered, observed the transaction, and informed
The six-member jury found Karen Edlund, a 21- minor, the defendant must sell the alcohol to a minor, Edlund of her violation.
year-old University business school senior and em- and either the defendant knew he was selling to a EDLUND'S TESTIMONY of what happened that
ployee of Sgt. Pepper's General Store, not guilty of minor or he did not make a diligent inquiry as to the night agreed with Scheel's and Monroe's. She added,
furnishing intoxicants to minors. age of the customer. however, that "I thought she was 21.
BILL TICE, owner of Tice's Party Store, was found Both the defense and the prosecution agreed the Monroe seemed "so confident" and looked like a
""quilty for furnishing liquor to a minor. Tice, 44, has issue in these cases is the question of diligent inquiry, summer customer who Edlund knew for a fact was
owned the store for 13 years and worked there seven since the sale and the Scouts' ages already had been over 21, she said.
j e e7g u t ] years before buying it. He will be sentenced next determined. Monroe told the court that she was not at all ner
cogmonth. EDLUND'S ATTORNEY Molly Reno, of Student vous the night of the sale.
4 Judge Pieter Thomassen presided over Tice's case Legal Services, told the court in her opening EDLUND ALSO said that she rushed that night
and Judge George Alexander over Edlund's. statement yesterday that the transaction involving because she was servicing another customer, who
Last July and August, the Ann Arbor Police Depar- her client was "atypical." If it weren't for the "ab- needed a key copied, when about 10 or 12 people came
tment made a series of arrests for the illegal sale of normal situation created by the police, there would into the store and she went to service them before
alcohol following investigations using underage have been no transaction," she said. making the key.
members of local police Explorer Scouts, a junior of- Last July 31 at about 9:30 p.m., Explorer Scout Sgt. Pepper's Manager Ernie Ajlouny testified that
ficer program affiliated with the city police, who at- Christine Monroe, a 19-year-old LSA sophomore, Edlund was an excellent worker who was sometimes
tempted to buy alcohol at city bars and stores. went into Sgt. Pepper's and purchased a six-pack of too cautious in checking the age of customers pur-
CITY MERCHANTS were upset with these Michelob beer without being asked her age or for See ONE, Page 6
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TODAY-
Scholarly names
UKE, HARVARD, and Princeton might be
nimes of well-known colleges to most Ameri-
cans-but not to a Louisiana lawyer named
Stanford. He's Stanford Bardwell Jr., chosen by
President Reagan Tuesday as U.S. Attorney in Baton
Rouge, La. Bardwell's parents both bear college
names-his father is Stanford Sr. His mother's name is

Canadian doctor warns. In a letter to the New England
Journal of Medicine, Dr. Douglas Waugh said the
Hungarian toy apparently has caused a new sports injury
known as "cuber's thumb." The Ottawa physician said sin-
ce he is right-handed, he usually holds the game in his left
hand with one of the corners firmly braced against the base
of his left thumb. Unfortunately, the cube tends to stick
when its pieces are rotated. "This is not only
irritating . . . I have discovered it has caused a hitherto un-
described sports injury, 'cuber's thumb'," he wrote,
describing a tender swelling of the joint between the fingers
and the wrist. O

killed by these inflation rates," he said. "My suggestion is
anyone affected by high interest rates lower their flags to
half mast until interest rates come down to a reasonable
level, between 10 and 12 percent. .C
It's a dog s life
Should you be looking for a minister with a toothy grin for
a marriage ceremony, call the Rev. Rex and he'll help you
exchange bow-wows. But act quickly, for he'll soon be
defrocked. Rex. a 7-year-old German shenhard. received .

dress, and age, Rex received a card identifying him as an
ordained minister. The Rev. T. H. Swenson, whose
signature appeared on Rex's ordination card, said the dog's
ordination would be rescinded. "The thing we try to do is
work backward from what other churches do." In the
American Fellowship Church, he said, ordination comes
first with spiritual development following. As for Rex, or-
dination hasn't gone to his head. "He still gets off the leash
and runs up the alley to see another German shephard,"
said Mary Campbello. "My minister said that maybe he's
got a visitation ministry." L

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