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Copyright 19 i, Ine Micnigan uaiiy

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 17, 1981

Ten Cents

Eighteen Pages plus Supplement

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Regents
.diseuss
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tuition
hike
By BARRY WITT
Another look at the University's rather
bleak financial picture dominated discussion
at yesterday's Regents meeting, as the
University's governing board heard the
reasoning behind the proposed 16 percent to
19 percent tuition hike.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill
rye said while tuition for each school and
ollege may vary somewhat, the average in-
crease will most probably fall in the 16 per-
cent to 19 percent average.
The need to maintain a competitive salary
program for the University's faculty in ad-
dition to the state's inability to meet all of
higher education's financial needs
necessitates such an increase, Frye said.
The lack of an adequate salary program
would "Threaten to contribute to the loss of
some of our distinguished faculty," he said.
Frye said more budget reductions at this
time would be "extraordinarily destructive to
the University," but added further retrench-
mpent will likely be inevitable.
"An underlying fundamental objective" of
keeping the University among the top five in
the country prevents the University from
trimming its budget too much, Frye said.
k Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said the
difference of a 16 percent tuition and one
See REGENTS, Page 2

Odds

'remote'

Fin hlDaily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
F1..ghting the blaze "o
ANN ARBOR FIREMEN battle an early morning fire yesterday at 526 Packard. Two University students were
injured trying to escape the flames that were contained to one apartment in the nine-apartment structure. See
story on page 3.
O ffshore oil dr*lling
timietable stepped up,

that miners
survive blast
!
in Colorado
From UPI and AP trying to re-establish ventilation at a
REDSTONE, Colo. - Icy mountain point between the missing miners,
waters pouring into a coal mine in the who were believed working in two
Colorado Rockies yesterday slowed groups some 1,900 feet apart.
rescuers fighting to reach 15 miners The rescue'attempt was being super-
trapped underground by a methane gas vised by officials of the U.S. Ad-
explosion that ripped through a moun- ministration of Mine Safety and Health.
tain tunnel like "a little hurricane." Delaney said federal officials were
Officials of the Mid-Continent making certain there would be no fur-
Resource Inc., holding out little hope of ther explosions that would threaten the
finding any of the miners alive more rescue teams as well as any possible
than a mile underground, said some survivors.
teams were put to work getting a pum- Seven other miners, who were
ping station into operation. working closer to the surface, survivied
ASKED TO ESTIMATE the odds for the explosion.
a successful rescue, Robert Delaney, THE BLAST occurred near the end of
attorney for Mid-Continent Resources the day shift at the mine in the scenic.
Co., replied, "I wouldn't place odds on Crystal River Valley of western
them one way or the other. I'd say they Colorado.
are remote." One of the survivors, miner David
Despite predictions by mine officials Chiarello, told authorities that blast hit
that the missing miners probably are like "a little hurricane." It was the
dead, some family members, friends, second major explosion since the mine
and fellow coal miners remained out- was opened in 1956. A New Year's Eve
side the mine's gates in hopes of getting explosion in 1965 claimed nine lives.
favorable news. Three of the men who survived were
"The guards keep telling me to go hospitalized, one in serious condition, at
home," said one woman. "But I can't Valley View Hospital at Glenwood
go home. I'll stay here until we get word Springs, 30 miles to the north.
whether they are all right." The trapped men, who ranged in age
EIGHT RESCUE teams, which en- from 20 to 40, were working in two
tered the Dutch Creek No. 1 mine only teams a mile and a half deep inside the
two hours after the explosion, were mine when the explosion occurred.
N.Y. buildings burn
while firemen strike

WASHINGTON (AP)-The Interior Department an-
nounced yesterday it intends to speed up offshore oil.
leases on four sites off the Alaskan coast that it views as
having high potential.
The announcement brought an immediate complaint
from one environmental group, but Interior Secretary
James Watt said "stringent environmental safeguards"
will be imposed in the leases.
The announcement of the five-year program added
details to a joint statement last week by Watt and Energy
Secretary James Edwards calling for faster leasing of of-
fshore oil sites to help end dependence on foreign oil.
THE NEW SCHEDULE calls for 42 leases in 1982-86, an
increase of six over the most recent plan for a five-year,
period, 1981-85.
In addition to the Alaska changes, the plan calls for
adding one lease off the coast of California and dropping

five in the Gulf of Mexico. No decision has been made on
offering four more leases off northern California, which
are opposed by Gov. Edmund Brown.
The new schedule increases by one the leases in 1982 and
1984 and calls for nine sales in 1986, which were not in-
cluded in the previous five-year plan.
CATHY SMITH of the Friends of the Earth said the
faster pace did not allow adequate time for environmental
assessment of the sensitive Alaskan areas.
"Alaska is the area where the least is known," she said,
adding that present technology is not adequate to judge
the effect of drilling on deep-water and ice-impacted
areas.
Ms. Smith said one lease would be in an area near
Unimak Pass, which she called a major area for salmon
fishing and migration of whales.

Economics background will aid new dean

By SUE INGLIS
Newly named LSA Dean Peter Steiner, an
economics and law professor, said in an interview
yesterday he doesn't think it's an accident that the
college has asked an economist to be dean.
"I don't think it's an accident that the president of
the University is an economist," Steiner added,
referring to Economics Prof. and University
President Harold Shapiro.
STEINER, 58, SAID his background in economics,
30 years of teaching experience in large universities
and his ability as a "good listener" will be effective
tools during his five-year term as LSA dean which
Wegins July 1.
"I understand this kind of university," Steiner
said.
"The University can no longer say 'Let's all hold
our breath and tighten our belts a notch and it will
go away,' " he added, citing the University's
current budget troubles.
Steiner, economics department chairman from

1971 to 1974, will serve as dean to more than 16,000
students and 850 faculty members.
THE LSA DEAN IS ONE of the most influential
administrators in the University. - The individual
who holds the position takes responsibility for mat-
ters of curriculum, hires and fires faculty mem-
bers, works with department chairpersons and
directs the college's budget.
The official announcement of Steiner's appoin-
trient came yesterday morning during a special
LSA faculty meeting called by Vice President for
Academic Affairs Bill Frye. The Regents are expec-
ted to give final approval to the new dean today.
Frye told the faculty Steiner's "understanding of
and commitment ot the college's participatory role
of governance, courage to make tough decisions,
high standards of excellence, and very pleasant
forcefulness of his personality" make him an ex-
cellent choice for dean.
STEINER WAS THE ONLY one of four final can-
See NEW, Page 12

From AP and UPI
YONKERS, N.Y.-Public works em-
ployees and police supervisors joined
an illegal walkout by firefighters
yesterday, and the mayor appealed for
National Guard troops after some fires
burned unchecked overnight in New
York's fourth-largest city.
Striking firemen attacked volunteer
firefighters summoned from surroun-
ding towns and watched as several fires
destroyed unoccupied buildings, one
across the street from an empty fire
house.
There were no reported injuries.
Gov. Hugh Carey urged the nearly
1,000 strikers to "obey the law -and
return to duty," and said nearby towns

should help Yonkers with fire protec-
tion. He would not commit the National
Guard immediately, saying only, "I
stand ready to call in those that can
help."
THE STRIKE began Wednesday by
410 workers in two firefighters' unions
after contract talks broke off between
the city and four unions. The
negotiations, which concern only fringe
benefits, resumed yesterday, in the
presence of a representative of the
state Public Employees Relations
Board.
The ranks of the strikers were more
than doubled yesterday when strikes
were called by the other two unions in-
volved in the talks.

LSA DEAN-DESIGNATE Peter Steiner discusses how he
will handle his new job.

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Plending a helping hand
p to those who need it

By JENNY MILLER
Andrew Tomlinson, an LSA senior,
visits and brings books to an elderly
Russian women who barely speaks
English; in turn, she helps him with his
Russian. A 12-year-old fatherless boy is
able to go bowling and do other things
he'd never get to do without Rick
Hughey, an LSA sophomore. Neil
Cohen, a freshman psychology major,
plays basketball with mentally ill
patients at the VA Hospital.
These students are helping others and
getting credit for it through Project
Outreach, Psychology 201.
OUTREACH OFFERS STUDENTS a
chance to link their academic
knowledge with experience in the field,
explore different career fields and get
on-the-job training, according to Ad-
ministrative Director Georgie Ferris.

She stressed that while Outreach
benefits the community, its main pur-
pose is to teach students.
Senior psychology major Jackie
Pearlman says she benefits from being
able to use her research-oriented
background to watch how theories work
in the Ypsilanti Psychiatric Hospital
Forensics Center. Pearlman says most
of the patients at the maximum-
security Center are eager to talk with
someone and play cards or pool.
LSA sophomore Debbie Peckham,
student coordinator in the Forensics
Psychology program, says some
students have trouble at first adjusting
to the mental patients, most of whom
have been accused of committing
felonies-robbery, rape, or murder.
Peckham says the patients sometimes
verbally "test" or even try to scare the

students, to see how they react.
PEARLMAN SPENDS FOUR hours
or more each week doing "field work"
at the Forensics Center. Each Outreach
student, in addition to completing the
field work requirement, must also at-
tend weekly group discussions and lec-
tures. The Outreach course is divided
into nine project areas, with various
field work settings in each area.
Dale Horowski, a junior psychology
major and student coordinator of Tran-
sition, one of the settings in the Mental
Health project area, says students
learn t"practical things about
psychology-how a hospital runs, drug
use for patients-all the cold, hard
realities." He says students do not ad-
minister therapy or act as
psychologists. The Transition project
See PROJECT, Page 10

Outreach students
are important to the
elderly because they
"hold someone's
hand, listen to what
they have to say.
These people are
crying out to be
heard. .°:"
Ann Marie Hebeler,
LSA sophomore.

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TODAY
T-t-that's allfor now, folks
HIS IS IT-the Daily's last edition for winter term.
For those of you who will be leaving Ann Arbor
after your finals headaches are over, have a nice
summer. If you're planning on sticking around,
consider subscribing to our summer edition, which begins
publishing daily May 6: The fall/winter Daily will resume
publication September 10. D

Galens Medical Society and Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.
Awards were based on the criteria: "Outstanding con-
tribution to an activity, organization, or project, which in-
creases the diversity of the student experience and life on
this campus, or which benefits the, greater community
beyond the University."Q
Pizza pigging
Picture three medium-sized pepperoni pizzas. Easy,
right? But can you imagine eating all three of them in 45
minutes? Yet that's exactly when Medical Data Systems

And speaking of pigs...
Carroll Barnard, a farmer in Amelia, Va., says his pig
farm may not smell like a bed of roses, but he thinks a
recent court decision against him stinks. He was ordered by
Amelia County Circuit Judge Thomas Warren to pay $1,500
in damages to three neighbors who charged that odors and
flies from Barnard's 137-acre farm were a nuisance. Bar-
nard maintained the only time his pig operation smells is
when the manure is taken from the pens-which have con-
crete floors-and buried in a nearby field. "With the

spring trip to Houston several weeks ago. "What they did
apparently has been a custom for several
years-celebrating after each game with members of the
other team. They got carried away and did the "elephant
walk" without any clothes on," Roemer said. In an elephant
walk, each player places a hand between his legs so the
person behind can hold on. "We felt this was not consistent
with practices at Notre Dame," Roemer added. The dean
said he met with each of the 30 players involved and told
them if they ever paraded in the nude again they would be
dismissed from school. Roemer said he would consider

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