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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 8, 1981-Page Three
Scholarship fund cut

The state's troubled economy will hit particularly close to
home for some 2,600 University students whose Michigan
Competitive Scholarship grants will be cut four percent this
The cut follows last fall's $250 reduction in the $1,200
maximum award granted to students. This fall that amount
was reduced to $950; but with the most recent cut, those
students will be receiving approximately $912-a maximum
loss of $38 per student.
MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE Scholarship grants are awar-
ded by the state to qualified Michigan residents attending
Michigan colleges. To be eligible for a grant a student must
receive a "qualifying" American College Testing Program
score and must demonstrate financial need.
"Nobody is in a position to predict with any degree of ac-
curacy" whether there will be further cuts in the program
next fall, said Ron Jursa, Michigan Higher Education
Assistance Authority director.
Although the governor will be announcing his preliminary

budget recommendations for the 1982 fiscal year by the end
of this month, Jursa said, the legislature won't have an-
estimate of the amount of money available for the program
for several months. "It's a long drawn out procedure," he
UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT Financial Aid Director Jim
Zimmerman said that the program has several options"
available if it receives a reduced allocation again next year,
It may require a higher qualifying ACT score, or require,-a
more strict definition of financial need, he said.
Cuts in the state scholarship program can strain the
University's aid program, Zimmerman said. The University.
tries to fill unmet student financial need, he said, and when"
the state gives less to students, the University must give:
The most recent cut will mean University students will lose
an estimated $90,000.
Statewide, the Michigan Competitive Scholarship program
provides 21,000 students with approximately $15.1 million in-
financial aid.

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A CRAWFORD, ARK. sheriff examines the tractor tire which contained the bodies of Detective Ray Tate, Jawana
Price, who had hired him, and Price's friend, Holly Gentry. The triple slaying is believed to be connected to the disap-
pearance of Price's husband.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP)-A wife
trying to find her missing husband
prought a detective and a friend back to
hier apartment, where the kidnap-
per--knowing she could identify
him-lay in wait and killed all three,
'police theorized yesterday.
, The husband, Larry Price, was still
mnissing, and police said they did not
expect to find him alive.
i Fort Smith Detective Ray Tate, 34,
+Jawana Price, 21, of Fort Smith, and
rIolly Gentry, 28, of nearby Alma were
round Tuesday stuffed in a tractor tire.
,l three had been shot in the head.
THOMAS SIMMONS, 37, of rural Van
Buren, described as a laborer, with an
extensive criminal record, was
rrested in the three deaths. He was

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charged with capital murder and four
counts of kidnapping.
Tate and Gentry went with Ms. Price
to the Price apartment Monday after-
noon after she reported her husband
was missing.
Ms. Price had left her apartment
earlier in the day while a man was
discussing the sale of a car with her
husband. Police theorize that the man
abducted Price.
"DETECTIVE TATE and Mr. Gentry
were with Ms. Price, who was a wit-
ness," said Police Capt. Ralph Ham-,
pton. "That's the only thing we can at-
tach to it."
The search for Mr. Price, 22, con-
tinued yesterday, but Hampton said,
"We have very little hope of finding him

He said the search was centered in an
area to the east and south of Fort Smith
because a vehicle that Price was selling
for Gentry was found on the Central
Mall parking lot in the. eastern part of
Fort Smith.
"WE'RE JUST making some assum-
ptions that Mr. Price "nay have been
killed earlier in the day and his body
deposited in the area," Hampton said.
Hampton said a taxicab driver picked
up a man at Central Mall about, 5:20
p.m. Monday and took him to Mr.
Price's apartment complex. He said
Tate, Ms. Price, and Gentry arrived at
the Price apartment shortly after 6
He said the cab driver would attempt

SEMTA studies commuter line
linking Ann Arbor and Detroit

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Plans for a new commuter rail ser-
vice between Ann Arbor and downtown
D~etroit beginning in about four years
are being studied by the Southeast
1ichigan TransportationAiuthority.
SENTA, which, announced the plan
ast month, is exploring the feasibility
of a commuter train that would make
;from three to 11 round trips daily using
)existing tracks owned by Conrail and
stations operated by Amtrak.
for the construction of several new
'stations along the line, which would end'
aa terminal that SEMTA hopes to
build beneath the Joe Louis Arena in
Detroit. The commuter stops would be
located at Dixboro Road near Geddes
Road and U.S. 23; in downtown Yp-
silanti; at Belleville Road near Van
Born Rtoad; at Inkster Road and
Nichign Avenue in Inkster; at
Michigan Avenue and Telegraph Road
,in Dearborn, and, at the two Amtrak
otations on Michigan Avenue in Dear-
born and at 15th Street and Vernor
;Avenue in Detroit.
According to SEMTA Commuter Rail
,Manager Julien Wolfe, the trip from
'Ann Arbor to Detroit would last ap-
proximately one hour, but he added
that some trains on the route might
;make fewer stops to cut down the time
of the trip.
Wolfe said the proposed rail system is
part of SEMTA's plan to improve tran-
sportation in the region. He added that
'imethod of funding the system has not
been determined yet, although funds
would probably come from a com-
bination of state and federal agencies.
Wolfe said the fact that three tran-
sportation firms, SEMTA, Conrail, and
Amtrak-will be. involved in the ven-
ture should not present any problems.
The study is expected to examine this
facet of the proposal in detail.

The trains on the line will be owned
and operated by SEMTA, will run on
Conrail track serviced by Conrail em-
ployees, and will stop at four Amtrak
stations, according to the proposal.

SEMTA must also consult rail freight
companies currently using the tracks
and must establish a schedule that will
not interfere with Conrail service. The
study is expected to be completed by

Two people injured in
six-car pileup on U.S. 23

Two persons, including a Michigan
State trooper, were injured yesterday
morning in a six vehicle chain reaction
accident on U.S. 23 that blocked off traf-
fic on the highway for more than one
State Trooper Garry Gray of the state
police Ypsilanti post and Rona Persky
of Milan were treated for bruises at St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital and were
Douglas Swix, Gray was investigating a
"slight injury accident" on the south-
bound lane of U.S. 23 involving a one-
ton truck and other vehicles when the
accident occurred.
A passing semi-trailer rig, driven by
Allen Canfield, was struck by an out-of-
control car driven by Patricia Kennedy
of Plymouth. The semi-trailer
jackknifed into a parked car directly
behind Grey's patrol car where he,
Persky, and two other persons were sit-
Swix said the impact of the jackkn-
ifing semi and the other car threw the
patorol car into the pack of the parked
truck involved in the first accident. An-
tonio Dorazio of Livonia, the driver of
the parked truck, was not injured by the

jolt. The other persons sitting in the
patrol car, Craig Thompson of Redford
and Edward Andrews of Detroit, suf-
fered minor injuries but sought private
The chain reaction accident came to
an end when Dorazio's truck was
pushed forward into an unoccupied car
parked in front of his vehicle.
At least one other car was driven off
of the road trying to avoid the wreckage
but it sustained no apparent damage,
Swix said. Traffic that backed up
behind the accident, which occurred at
8:25 a.m., was re-routed over Geddes
Road for more than one hour.

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