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Ninety-Two Years
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SUBWAY
Partly cloudy and cold
today with a high in the up=
per teens. Increasingly
cloudy towards evening
with a chance of snow.

Vol. XCII, No. 95 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 26, 1982 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Officials
stabilize
inuke leak
m N.Y.
ONTARIO, N.Y. (AP) - A tube rup-
tured in a cooling system at the Ginna
nuclear power plant yesterday, emit-
ting radioactive steam into the at-
mosphere and leaking thousands of
gallons of water in to the reactor's con-
tainment pump before the plant was
stabilized, officials said.
The reactor of the plant, 20 miles nor-
theast of Rochester, New York's third
largest city, was shut down
automatically and was doused with
water keep it friom overheating, said
Gary Sanborn, a spokesman for the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
HE SAID THE plant '*ppears to be
fairly stable."
Nemen Terc, an NRC emergency
preparedness analyst, said there was
no damage to the reactor core.. And the
reactor's fueld elements were never
uncovered, said Ebe McCabe, NRC
regional reactor projects section chief.
Harold Denton, director of the NRC,
said in Washington that "it might be
expensive for the operator to clean up,
but in terms of public health con-
sequences it wasn't very serious."
OFFICIALS SAID the reactor was
being cooled down well below operating
temperature and the cooling down
process was expected to be completed
by today or tomorrow.
Richard de Young, director of the
NRC's, office of enforcement, said it
would be "a number of weeks" before
the plant is back to normal.
Denton identified the gases released
as radioactive xenon and krypton.
OFFICIALS SAID none of the
workers at the plant were exposed to
radioactivity. Non-essential personnel,'
most of Ginn's workers, were
evacuated to an on-site training center,
said an official. Local schools and a
large Xerox plant near the nuclear
plant were notified of the emergency,
said Monore County Public Relations
officer Clarence Bassett.
About 40,000 people live within 10
miles of the plant. Rochester has a
population of 300,000.
4 Officials declared a "site emergen-
.cy," the second most serious of four
emergency callifications, within 75
minutes of the tube rupture at 9:25 a.m.
RICHARD Sullivan, another
spokesmap for the plant owner and
See NUKE, Page 7

reaction
fluxed on new
state budget

Michigan
By KENT REDDING
Construction began yesterday on
renovatins in the Michigan Union,
which may make using the building
"somewhat inconvenient" accor-
ding to Frank Cianciola, director of
the Union.
Workers began constructing a
wall that will divide the main floor
lobby and also began work on the
ground floor men's restroom as part
of the $4.6 million plan designed to
"reestablish the Michigan Union as
the front door to the University."
THE MAIN floor will be restored
to claim some- of its original
qualities, but the major changes will
occur on the ground floor, according
to chief designer, Peter Tarapata.
A retail store and a relocated
ticket office will be features of the
reconstructed ground floor, Cian-
ciola said. Tarapata said he wants
this floor to become the "magnet"
attracting students to the Union.
Plans for gound floor are not yet
completed, but Cianciola said he ex-
pects the U-Cellar and the Alumni
See MICHIGAN, Page 5

By JANET RAE
Gov. William Milliken's budget an-
nouncement yesterday came as both
good news and bad news to University
financial planners.
Administrators -welcomed a propsed
14 percent increase in state ap-
propriations to the University, but were
unsure about the effects of the planned
elimination of all funds for the last
quarter of fiscal 1982.
UNDER PROPOSALS submitted by
state budget director Gerald Miller,
funds the University should receive
during July, August and September -
about $33.9 million - will- instead be
paid during the first part of fiscal 1983.
"We've been assuming a more
modest figure of 8 to 10 percent," Frye
said.
IN THE EVENT the. University does
receive the full 14 percent increase,
Frye said, all areas of the University
would benefit but some would : receive
higher priority.
"The salary program would be by far
our most urgent priority. We have to
start catching up on the ground we've
lost in the last decade," Frye said.
Other priorities listed by Frye are
research and student financial aid. In-
creased appropriations would also help
offset some of the anticipated tuition
hikes Frye said.
"I'M SURE THERE will be a tuition
increase," Frye said. "It will have to
go up as much as inflation (currently
around 8 percent), perhaps more."
The deferment of the 1982 allocation
is part of an effort to reduce state
spending by $225 ..millin in order to
balance the current year's budget by
Sept. 30.
While University administrators are
not yet sure about the specific effects
the proposal will have, they expressed
optimism about the University's ability
to meet the cash flow problems the
temporary shortfall will create.
"IT'S A CREATIVE and helpful
solution in light of the state's financial
situation," Vice President for

Frye
... praises 'creative solution'
Academic Affairs Billy Frye said.
While the University will have to be
responsible for interest on short-term
loans to offset the deferment, he said
the negative effects of such an
arrangement should be far less than
those an actual budget cut mighthave
created.
"What they're saying is, 'Recovery is
coming and what we're doing is buying.
a little time,' " Vice President for State
Relations Richard Kennedy said."What
if recovery doesn't occur, or occurs
later than expected or is less than ex-
pected'? That's what's frightening.
"But, on the face of it, it not an
altogether bad recommendation," he
said.
WHILE NO specific plans have been
made for next year's University
budget; Kennedy said administrators
"are certainly going through additional
reviews for retrenchment."
See 'U', Page 5

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK

AN ARTIST'S conception of the main floor of the Michigan Union after
renovation (top) is contrasted with a photo of construction begun yesterday
(bottom). The two pictures show the lobby, only one of the areas slated for
renovation in the $4.6 million project.

State task force aide
wary of MSA probe

By BARRY WITT
Ah aide to Governor William
M iken, upset with a Michigan Student
sembly researcher's criticism of a
,ew state high technology task force,
has warned state and University of-
ficials to beware of possible MSA inter-
ference with the commission.
Robert Law, the governor's executive
assistant who helps coordinate the task
force's efforts, wrote in a memo to of-
ficials that MSA . might "become
somew at disruptive to the High
Technology Task Force."
THE MEMO, which was circulated to,
Milliken, Lt. Governor James Brickley,
Milliken's press secretary and the
University's executive officers, was
written by Law after he received a
telephone call from a Midland jour- -
nalist regarding criticism leveled at the
task force by MSA researcher Brett
Eynon in a December speech at a
Midland church, Law said.

MSA hired Eynon, a local historian of
student activism, to study defense
department research on campus and
the relationship among the University,
the defense department, and the high
technology task force.
The task force is a group of
prominent state businessmen, gover-
nment officials, labor leaders and
University representatives, including
President Harold Shaprio - which has
been charged by the governor to help
diversify the state's economy in the
area of advanced technology.
LAW, WHO said he first heard of
Eynon through the Midland reporter,
said Friday he wrote the memo because
he "didn't know if (Eynon) was
legitimate or had legitimate purposes.
"There was a person out speaking
about the task force who I had never
heard of. . . and I was trying to find out
what the heck was going on," Law said.
Law said he was concerned that

"someone who knew nothing about the
task force's purposes" was speaking
publicly about the group. "I would have
thought he (Eynon) would have called
me," Law said.
EYNON, WHO tonight will present
MSA with a report on defense depar-
tment research on campus, said that
although he is not sure of exactly what
the task force is up to, he is trying to
raise public interest in the group. "I'm
just asking questions," he said.
Citing closed meetings and un-
published minutes of the task force,
Eynon said the public should be asking
what the governor and the task force
are doing.
The task force is divided into sub-
committees, one of which is devoted to
the area of robotics, advanced
machines designed to replace many of
the jobs now done by manual labor,
such as assembly line work, welding
See MSA, Page 7

Ashe talks
to students
about job
Jprospects
By SUSAN SHARON.
Minority students will be at a disad-
vantage in the business world when
they graduate, Arthur Ashe the first
prominent black tennis player, said in
an interview yesterday.
"When I come to a place even as
sophisticated as the University of
Michigan, I find a great number of
students who are uninformed," said
Ashe, who was on campus yesterday
speaking to University students about
business and insurance job oppor-
tunities.
SINCE A NEAR-fatal heart attack in
1978, Ashe has worked as a consultant
to the Aetna Life Insurance Company.
As part of his job, Ashe visits various
colleges and universities to encourage
See ASHE, Page 7

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
FORMER TENNIS PRO Arthur Ashe speaks to a gathering of students at
the University Monday on opportunities in the business world.

TODAY
Last chance to drop/add
ODAY IS THE last day to drop/add or elect a
modifier for any LSA course. CRISP will be

crime, welfare, Reagonomics, drug abuse, acid rain, in-
flation, the environment, prayers in school, AWACs for the
Saudis and whatever else was bugging them.
Take a gander at this sampling:
"James Watt could bid no plott

"Sing a song of six packs, your teen-aged kids
are high;
Four and 20 grams of smack packed in a pie.
When the vice squad samples the pie that's on that
plate,
Won't that be a dandy dish to show the magis-
trate?"
"Hey diddle. diddle! The cat and the fiddle.

Reagan was in the Oval Office, counting up the

votes,
Nancy was
notes."

in the dining room, writing China

of trees nor canyon scene.
Along with the big Exxon,
he swept the planet clean."

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