By BETH ALLEN
Volunteers of the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan launched
a three-day campus petition drive
yesterday in an attempt to garner sup-
port for a new student-backed funding
The :plan, backers say, would bring
more student money into the
organization and is considered a major
feature of PIRGIM's proposed new con-
tract which will come before University
Regents for approval at their meeting
According to a PIRGIM spokesman,
the group had difficulty obtaining the
University required support of 25 per-
cent of the student body for this term.
In addition, the spokesman said, the
group is in danger of losing all fun-
draising privileges at CRISP. Curren-
tly, PIRGIM solicits funds through a
check-off system at CRISP.
The proposed contract calls for the
replacement of the present system that
would require students to return a form
with their first tuition bill if they did not
wish to support PIRGIM. PIRGIM
members claim the positive check-off
system takes up too much time for the
group members and is not the best way
to inform students about PIRGIM's
contributions to the community.
"THE LAST THING students are
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! fun drn gIpan
ng of when they're at CRISP
IRGIM," said Bea Hanson, PIRGIM's In addition to student contributions,
ate board representative. Hanson said the group also receives
PIRGIM members said they worry funding for some special projects from
ey have not been visible enough this the Michigan Student Assembly and
aar because they have had to spend so money from the Department of Energy
uch time fundraising at CRISP. "How for one research project. But, he said,
n an organization be visible when PIRGIM must depend heavily on
ey have to work on funding?" said student support.
anson, claiming the PIRGIM staff PIRGIM has been negotiating the
ent approximately five months this proposed contract with the University
ar trying to raise money. Executive committee for several mon-
ANOTHER PROBLEM with the ths, Hanson said, but members are still
sitive check-off system is that many uncertain what the final version of the
udents do not register through contract will contain.
RISP. PIRGIM treasurer Marc In addition to the refusable-
anason said staffers do not have as refundable financing plan, PIRGIM
uch opportunity to contact art and ar- will be requesting a five-year contrast
itecture students, or those who instead of the usual one or two year
gister by mail. agreement.
COAL MINERS MARCH in front of the White House yesterday as part of the United Mine Workers' protest of proposed
cutbacks in benefits to black lung victims.
Miners protest cutbacks
WASHINGTON (AP) - Coal miners
shut down hundreds of mines and mar-
ched on the White House 6,000 strong
with chants of "Black lung kills!"
yesterday to protest President
keagan's proposed cutbacks in benefits
for victims of the respiratory disease.
The march'was the focal point of a
two-day walkout, organized by the
United Mine Workers yesterday and
today, that closed virtually all of the
nation's major coal mines.
UMW PRESIDENT Sam Church
called for the two-day "memorial
period" as labor's response to
President Reagan's claim last month
that the black lung benefits fund was in
shaky condition because of alleged
award abuses. Reagan called for
tighter eligibility standards and a
"reasonable" coal tax increase on mine
Church vowed a bitter fight by the
union, which has 160,000 active mem-
"I respect the office of the president
but I don't respect what he's trying to
do to you," he told a cheering crowd.
-AFL-CIO PRESIDENT Lane
Kirkland joined the ensuing half-mile
march to the White House. As they
passed the White House, many shouted
"Down with the jellybean!" referring
to the president's penchant for sweets.
Yesterday's protesters descended
upon the nation's capital in cars and
dozens of chartered buses from Ap-
palachia and other coal-producing
areas. Among the protesters were
dozens of elderly victims of black lung,
a crippling disease caused by prolonged
inhalation of coal dust.
According to the Labor Department,
some 350,000 miners or their widows
currently receive monthly black lung
checks ranging from $254 to $508 for a
miner with three children.
"PEOPLE DON'T realize that 4,000
people die every year from black lung
disease. That translates to 11 people a
day who, after agonizing years of
gasping and wheezing, finally breathe
their last to end their suffering," Chur-
I don't know of any miners who are
getting black lung benefits and
shouldn't be," said Church, accusing
the administration of trying to "hack
away at a program that took decades to
Sens. Robert Byrd and Jennings
Randolph (D-W.Va.) also spoke, as did
West Virginia Gov. Jay Rockefeller and
legislators from Kentucky, West
Virginia and Ohio. All said they wanted
the black lung fund to be fiscally
healthy, but not at the expense of
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Conference on Stress inthe University
March 12=17, 1981
This Conference will provide a forum for individual and institutional exploration of
stress as it affects our goals of growth and understanding. Designed for students and
all other interested members ofthe University community, activities will include pre-
sentations on current research, seminars, discussion group, and sessions relating
stress to intellectual growth, organizational efficiency and bureaucracy, de-personali-
zation, personal and group planning, coping skills and strategies, films with facili-
tated discussions, and recreational activities important to stress management.
Schedule of Activities
Community Scream-In and Fun on the Diag
Friday, March 13 10:00a.m.-Noon 1:00-5:00p.tn. 2:00-3:30 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
A Faculty/Staff Dilemma Symposium on Stress in Stress: A Positive Time Ownership
Pinch Theory: Model for the University Force in Spiritual
Conflict Management Practice
310:0011:00 a.m. 10:3011:300am. :0m onNoon-10:00p.m.
Saturday, March 14 Test & Performance Anxiety oga Strss a oon i Srie
Effects of Stress on Eating
3:00-5:00 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m. 1:00-2:30 1:00-3:00 p.m.
"College Can Be Killing" Getting the Information Graduate Student TA's Improve Your Academic
Followed by facilitated You Need to Get the and Stress Planning
discussion on suicide Things You Want laughter as a Stress
2:00-4:00 p.m. 3:00-4:30 3:00-5:00 p.m. 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Assertiveness Training Stress in the Classroom Managing Your Time Singing & Moving Your
(Interpersonal Relations) & Relaxatioh Way into Relaxation
Stress Reduction & Movement Interdisciplinary Panel
5:00-6:00 p.m. 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Recreational Folkdancing "Paper Chase" (film), followed
by facilitated discussion
Sunday March 15 11:00 a.m.-Noon 10:00 a.m.-Noon Noon-6:00 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
y, Health & Fitness Using University Resources Film Series "College Can Be Killing"
to Help Minorities
Noon-1:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Networking: Building Academic Performance Anxiety Stress Issues for Lesbians
Support Systems That Work & Assertiveness Training for Women Stress & Parenting
Rape & Assault Prevention I Ethnic Minorities & Stress
Older Returning Women Students R.A.'s & Stress
1:00-4;00 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Honors Students & Stress Academic Performance Anxiety "Superwoman"-Stress of
Management & Assertiveness Training for Women Managing Multiple Roles
How Gay Males Can Cope Rape & Assault Prevention Sexual Harassment
with Stress in a University Issues for Minority Women Reducing Stress in the
4:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Singing & Moving Your Way Recreational Folkdancing
Monday, March 16 10:00 o.m.-Noon 11:45 a.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
University Faculty/Staff Film-"Managing Stress" Managing Work Film-"Managing Stress"
exploration of Support Related Stress
Services for Minority
U of M Stress Monitoring System
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