The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 12, 1981-Page 3
HAPPENINGS Charges against editors dropped
AAFC - In the Realm of the Senses, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Cinema Guild - The French Connection, 7 p.m., The Chase, 9 p.m., Lorch
Cinema II - The Organizer, 7 p.m., The Wobblies, 9:10 p.m., Nat. Sci.
A-V Services - Aging, At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy Murch, 12:10
P.M, SPH II Aud.
Housing - Black Like Me, 9 p.m., Markley.
Louis Jardan Film Festival - 8p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union.
Classic Film Theatre - Young Mr. Lincoln, 4, 7, and 9 p.m., Michigan
Biology - Bill Castor, "Age-Related Changes in Connective Tissues,"
noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
Center for Japanese Studies - Bag lunch lecture,, Kart Hetterer,
"Japanese Archaeology as Viewed from Across the Pacific," noon, Lane,
Museum of Anthropology - Bag lunch lecture, Loring Brace, "Tales of the
Phylogenetic Woods," noon, 2009 Museum.
Natural Resources - Thomas Cooley, "Wildlife Diseases of Michigan and
the Role of the DNR Pathology Lab," noon, 1040 Dana.
Comp. Lit. - Bag lunch lecture, Oscar Budel, "Fixed Forms: The Sonnet
in the Renaissance-Italy," 12:10 p.m., MLB 4th floor commons.
Urban Planning - Gary Lax, "Land Use Control in Cities," 11 a.m., 1040
Computing Center - Chalk Talk, "FORTRAN Debugging for Beginners,"
12:10 p.m., 1011 NUBS.
Vision/Hearing - Angela Brown, "Dark, Adaptation of Ms: More
Failures of Univariance," 12:15p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Computing Center - Forest Hartman, "The Ontel Terminal," 1 p.m., 1429
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Applications of the MTS File
Editor," 3:30 p.m., B134 MLB.
Chemistry - Fred Haddock, 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Chemistry - Fred Haddock, "Some Results in Extragalactic Radio
Astronomy," 4p.m., Room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Marketing Club - Volkswagon of America, "Marketing Research and
Advertising Campaign of Volkswagon Trucks," 4:00 p.m., Hale Aud.
Alice Lloyd Coalition for Social Change - Members of GEO, "The State of
Graduate Employees at U-M," 8 p.m., Alice Lloyd Hall, Red Carpet Lounge.
Community College Development Program - Wayne County Community
College President Richard Simmons, "The Future of Wayne County Com-
munity College," 11:30 a.m., dean's conference room, School of Education.
Baker Memorial Lecture - Jean-Paul Revel, "Cell Biology of Inter-
cellular Communication or Fleeting Murmurs," 4 p.m., South Lecture Hall,
Med. Sci. II.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Rev. Barry W.
Lynn, national chairperson of CARD, "Registration and the Draft: Update
and Bottom Line," 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Cognitive Sciences - William Cooper, "Speech Planning: How People
Turn Ideas into Spoken Words," 4 p.m., Rackham East Conference Room.
Romance Languages - Leo Bernucci, "Fenando de Lizardi y la
picaresca," 4 p.m., MLB 4th floor commons.
Hopwood Tea- RC writer-in-residence Mary Beams, 3:30 p.m., 1006
Guild House - Naomi Long Madgett, Danny Rendleman, poetry reading,
7:30 p.m.,802 Monroe.
SYDA - Swami Shantnanada, "Freedom: An Awakening Beyond the
Mind, "7:30 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
Computing Center - Bob Blue, "Programming with FORTRAN," 7 p.m.,
Botticelli Game Players, noon, Dominick's.
Medical Center Bible Study -12:30 p.m., 2230 Mott Library.
Campus Weight Watchers -5:30 p.m., Project Room, Michigan League.
Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship - two meetings, 7 p.m., Michigan
League, Michigan union.
Al Anon -8:30 p.m., 2815 U. Hospital.
Psychology - Committee on Undergraduate Studies, 3 p.m., K108 Lloyd,
Cantrerbury Loft - "Happy Days," 8p.m., 332 S. State.
PTP/Theatre and Drama - 'I Can't Hear the Birds Singing," 8 p.m.,
UAC - "Soundstage Coffeehouse," 8p.m., U. CLub, Michigan Union.
Ark - David Murphy, Garth Gerber, country duets, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Saline Area Players - "George M!", 8 p.m., Saline High School Aud.
Men's Basketball - Michigan vs. Ohio State, 8:05 p.m. Crisler Arena.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - Readings, Ivan Sanders,
Emery George, "An Evening of Hungarian Literature and Poetry," 8 p.m.,
Recreation Sports - Paddleball Tournament, 6:30 p.m., IM Sports
Recreational Sports - Squash Club Match, 6:30 p.m., CCRB.
Michigan League Cafeteria - International Night, Switzerland, 5-7:15
p.m., Michigan League Cafeteria, Michigan League.
Cross Currents - Ann Arbor Art Association, 46 p.m., info at 763-4430.
CEW - Panel Discussion, "Careers in Computer Science," noon,
Rackham East Conference Room.
WCBN - On-the-Air Funraiser, 88.3 FM, 9 a.m. through Feb. 15.
Ann Arbor Public Library Youth Department - Reporting Day Film.
Program," 10:00a.m., Meeting room, main library.
Ann Arbor Advocates for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth - Hospital Birth
in Ann Arbor: A panel of representatives from three local hospitals," 7:30
p.m., 602 East Huron.
WCBN-"Minority Show," hosted by Nate Carter, 6-7 p.m.
Alpha Phi Sorority - Sucker Sale, benefits to Heart Association, noon until
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By DAVID SPAK
A -'district court judge yesterday dismissed
criminal trespass charges against two former Daily
.editors who tried to attend a closed meeting of the
University athletic department's governing board
Fifteenth District Court Judge George Alexander
honored the defendants' motion to dismiss the case,
saying questions raised by the two former editors
concerning Michigan's Open Meetings Act should be
addressed ina civil, rather than a criminal, case.
FORMER DAILY Editor-in-Chief Mark Parrent
and former Opinion Page Editor Joshua Peck were
arrested October 28 after they tried to gain access to
a Crisler Arena meeting of the University's Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Atheltics. The Daily con-
tends the board is a "public body" as defined by the
Open Meetings Act and that its meetings should
therefore be open to the public.
The'University maintains the meetings of the board
need not be open under provisions of the act and that
Peck and Parrent were trespassing when they
refused to leave Crisler Arena.
Daily attorney Jerold Lax said he was happy that
the criminal charges had been dismissed. He added
that he hoped the public would in the future "have the
opportunity to attend (board) meetings either
through voluntary action on the part of the University
or through other action."
THE OTHER ACTION the Daily is considering is a
civil suit that may be initiated to define whether the
athletic board must open its meetings to the public.
University General Counsel Roderick Daane had
no comment on Alexander's ruling, saying "there is
no point in criticizing the judgement."
Alexander wrote in his decision that the special cir-
cumstances of the case led him to dismiss the
charges. He added, however, that in normal circum-
stances such a trespassing case would proceed to
trial without a decision regarding University com-
pliance with the Open Meetings Act.
In his opinion, the judge wrote, "a decision of this
court as to the question of whether meetings of the
(athletic board) must be open to the public or not
would do nothing to solve the problem which
precipitated the arrest of the Defendants."
Alexander also said that any decisions he might
have made about the Open Meetings Act would not
have been binding upon the University.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Researchers are developing an
electronic system for the blind that uses a television eye and,
computer devices to tell the sightless what's ahead as they
The new electronic travel system may give the blind
greater mobility by recognizing obstacles and indicating
where they are through words and touch, the National Scien-
ce Foundation said yesterday.
THE FOUNDATION, which funds the research, said a
small computer translates what the TV camera sees into ar
tificial speech and signals to a tapping device the blind per-
The system not only tells the person the e is an object
ahead, but stimulators worn on a belt tap to indicate the
direction and distance of the obstacle.
The devices are being developed at the Smith Kettlewell
Institute of Visual Sciences in San Francisco, a non-profit
research corporation affiliated with the University of the
DR. CARTER COLLINS, a biophysicist, and Michael
Deering have built a large prototype system that they soon
will be testing on the streets.
"After many years of working with the blind and on many
devices, this system looks like it has the greatest potential for
use," Collins said in a telephone interview.
"The system is in an early stage of development and it will
take a few years to work out all the bugs," he continued, "but
it looks very promising."
AT PRESENT, the system is a bulky contraption that
requires two people to operate it.
The subject has a TV camera mounted on his shoulder, the
stimulator belt around his waist and a flexible cable connec
ting both with the comnputer and power supply. This, in turn;
is mounted on a cart pushed around by a researcher.
Collins said later versions would be self-contained systems
small enough to carry in a shoulder bag or be worn in a large
belt, with a miniature camera either mounted'on a pair of
eyeglasses or the belt.
The basis of the system is the computer, which would be
programmed for artificial intelligence, say the researchers.
The TV image is processed to detect the edges of objects and
the computer can make logical assumptions from this infor-
For example, vertical edges may mean utility poles or
trees and horizontal ones low tree branches of overhangs.
Sets of edges can outline larger objects, such as cars.
With this data, for example, the computer can tell the
wearer in a mechanical voice: "Pole, 11 o'clock, eight feet.
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