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Ninety- Two Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCII, No. 97 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 28, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages
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ORBOR
rauto Reagan
* N ~ :p an nuxed
N 4 ~ 'N.'WASHINGTON - State and spoke for the nation's governors
local leaders across the country when he said there are conditions
-~ ~. Nwere saying yesterday there is that must be met before the
Reaga ~ >N~~n's 'New Feeaim huhmuch ofit originated in
pla togie tem op a ut the National 'Governors
,- ~."..'~4NN.\. . problems enuhto giethem Association.
e.aus e ng"WHeERE DO we go from
'~ .N~"Th real red flag is: What is here?" Snelling asked in a
'the net impact on an already Washington news conference.
overburdened state budget?" "The budget director, Mr.
NNN Nsaid Charles Robb, who is in his David Stockman, has said there
's;" ~ ' first month as governor of are a thousand little questions to
N~ Nj ~~ VirE n.YORK Mayor Edward Snelling, the governors' nationa
NN ~ Koch~ caled tea n to shift mor chimoan. "Ther are a dozen
to eomosRustonao ean
~ 'N~N~states, with a temporary fund to swered"
:7.2: '\-s,. ~. N ~ ~finance them, "a con job." One of Snelling's leading conl
R eaan psropsed hiftng fo Blis of Lincon,d Neb H c
stamps and welfare to state con- man of the U.S. Conference of
a a ยง z I . trl ove an eiht yer)perod. In Mayor, who aid se' wa
7' e~xchange,n th fedrer gvr- touble by whast the president
*m wuhed *' "e ddTAT IS the seriu problems
DolWhAQb EORHLWSSHI TONeSMdiaiderogamd soefrtento'oenr
yof the medial care for the needy. currently faced by our cities,
Bathroom brouhaha Robb and Koch are both problems like massive unem-
Democrats, but Republican ployment and the inability -to
Walls tumbe, sinks collapse, and partitions fall as renovations of the Union's basement areawbegin. Union officials predict the renovations will be completed by Richard Snelling of Vermont See REAGAN, Page 7
this summner.ughinPresident

Students
delve into

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medieval

By KEVIN JORDAN
There is-among the University's business, com-
munications, and engineering courses-a haven for
the Renaissance humanist, for the person who seeks
the secrets of alchemy, or the finer points of bloodlet-
ting. Prof. Guy Mermier will discuss this haven-the
Medieval, Renaissance Collegium-with interested
students today at 5 p.m. in the MLB Commons.
MARC is an undergraduate program which covers
Medieval and Renaissance culture through courses in
literature, politics, art, science, medicine, and
several other areas. It studies countries from Italy
and France to China and Japan.
ACCORDING TO Mermier, director of the
program, MARC's ultimate goal is to "open up the
wbrld" and reveal to students "what makes up
today."
Because enrollment is low-only about 65 students
take MARC courses, and fewer than 15 are concen-
trators-the program offers close contact with
professors.

"It's really gratifying to see the enthusiasm of the
professors," said Tom Hyslop, a first-year concen-
trator. "You can tell that they really love what they
are talking about."
INSTRUCTORS from the University's schools of
music, law, and architecture join those from LSA to
offer from 10 to 12 courses each term in the program.
What does one do with a degree in MARC? Mermier
conceded a feeling of frustration on this point.
"Because we are a unique program, no one offers
continuation in this type of work," he explained.
Although a good number of graduates go into
teaching, professional schools, or further study in a
related field, Mermier said he would like to see a
graduate program open up. Ultimately, he said, there
is a variety of options in research and museum scien-
ces open to a holder of a MARC degree.
STUDENT ANN Genovese, who looks toward
possible graduate study in history, stressed what she
called the more humanistic rewards of MARC. "I
. See STUDENTS, Page 7

Reagan administration
battles Congress over
Voting ,.Ri*ghts Ac t

world

students, officials discuss funding push
By FANNIE WEINSTEIN / _________________

The state is undergoing some
serious economic problems, prom-
pting Lansing officials to leave the
University on the short end of the
stick when they prepare the state
budget.
On Monday, for instance, Gover-
nor William Milliken announced a
proposal calling for a 14 percent in-
crease in state appropriations for
the University's 1982-83 academic
year.
ALTHOUGH University officials
were pleasantly surprised by the
proposal, it still left the University
$14 million short of its original
request for a $35 million increase.
And students and administrators
are not going to take matters lying
down.
Last night at the Union, about 50
students, administrators, and local
politicians gathered to prepare for a
day of lobbying in Lansing
scheduled for February 4. @
"YOU ARE on the short end of the
stick," University Vice President
for State Relations Richard Ken-
nedy told the students who attended
See 'U', Page 7

WASHINGTON (AP) - Triggering a
battle which looms long and bitter, At-
torney General William French Smith
recommended yesterday that the ex-
piring Voting Rights Act be renewed in
a way that critics claim will actually
hamstring progress in bringing
minorities to the ballot box.
Bucking heavy majorities in both the
House and Senate and all the major
civil rights organizations, Smith said
the Reagan administration firmly op-
poses a voting rights extension ap-
proved 389 to 24 in the House last year. s
UNDER-THAT legislation, when civil
rights lawyers go to court, they need
show only the discriminatory effects or
results of state, county, or city
redistricting or other changes in local
election laws.
Smith said civil rights advocates
should be'required to demonstrate that
local or state officials intended to
discriminate when they set up the
mechanisms for local elections.
If the so-called "effects" test passed
by the House is allowed to stand, Smith
said, hundreds of cities and towns
might have to adopt quotas in city coun-
cils and school boards under which the
number of black or minority elected of-
ficials would have to correspond to
their proportions in the community.
NAACP executive director Benjamin
Hooks, testifying before a Senate
Judiciary Committee, said that raising
such fears are "scare tactics." He said
civil rights organizations have never
sought proportional representation,
only the right of every member of a
minority to be able to vote and be fairly
represented.
Proving that local officials, some of
them now dead, intended to
discriminate against black voters is
not only a difficult test," Hooks said, "it

Kennedy
... cites 'crisis of confidence'
is- almost always impossible, it is of-
times a codeword for allowing
discrimination to continue ..."
Hooks said Smith's insistence on an
intent standard "only rubs salt in our
wounds and convinces us beyond a
shadow of a doubt that his ad-
ministration has no intention of enfor-
cing anything affirmatively in the field
of civil rights."
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.),
commenting on . Smith's recommen-
dation, said the administration's
voting-rights position marks the latest
in a series of Reagan administration
decisions which have caused a "crisis
of confidence" among millions of
blacks and other minorities.

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
DAN PERLMAN, of MSA's legislative relations committee, speaks at last night's mass meeting concerning cuts in
state appropriations to the University.

TODAY
Princess Marie
WHAT DO MARIE Osmond and Princess Di have
in common? According to an article in
Monday's London Daily Star Osmond shares
Di's "essential qualities of beauty and
innocence" and is the leading candidate to play Britain's
princess in a TV movie planned by ABC. The tabloid said
the mnvipwill enr Diana's life u im tn her marriage to

credit cards. Earlier this month, Texas Commerce Medical
Bank, which handles the church account, designed special
forms that can be dropped into the collection plate, said
bank officer Richard Ramirez. The forms contain the
member's Visa or MasterCard number and authorize the
church to deduct the contribution, Ramirez said. "We
believe the contributions will be made more promptly
because people will usually pay their credit card bills and
then wonder if they have anything left over," said
Reverend Ed Peterman. "Now they can put their pledge on
the credit card and pay later." Three credit card con-
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built miniature space ship appear on the screen. "Message
to Earth. Message to Earth. We have come to help a friend.
His name is Vinnie Rokus," a Martian-sounding voice will
call out. Rokus said he decided to produce his own commer-
cial after seeing a news story on TV in which an equally
desperate job seeker hung a bedsheet containing his
resume from a building near the offices of a television net-
work. "I figured a commercial would be more effective,"
Rokus said adQ

Romey estate, said the $10,000 will be invested and a court-
appointed trustee will reimburse the new owner for the cost
of Adolph's care. "There will be some accountability to the
court," De Four said. De Four said he has received several
calls from people across Michigan who want to adopt
Adolph. Q
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