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Ninety- Two Years
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCII, No. 123

Copyright 1982, ihe Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 9, 1982

Ten Cents


Milliken and his
high-tech group
gather at 'U'

Emerging from a North Campus
meeting of his High Technology Task
Force, Gov. William Milliken said
yesterday he felt a "renewed sense of
urgency and commitment to the
development of high technology, and in
particular robotics, in the state."
Milliken met with the group, which
includes Lt. Gov. James Brickley,
leaders of state industries, and Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro, for two
and half hours at the Gerald Ford
presidential library.
REITERATING the basic plan
through which the task force hopes to
spruce up the state's failing economy,
Milliken said the group is concentrating
on robotics in the imediate future, but
sees the field of molecular biology as
U lver
FDA' okay
or cancer
with wire reports
The Food and Drug Administration
yesterday approved for use an ex-
perimental pump system that was
researched at the University and holds
promise for thousands of terminally ill
cancer patients. ,
The device is the first drug pump that
can be implanted within the body and
continuously deliver measured doses of
chemotherapeutic drugs.
DR. WILLIAM Ensminger, associate
director of the University's Clinical
Research Center, said that for liver
cancer patients, the pump "enables us
to extend life expectancy from about
four to six months to beyond two
years." Pumps have been in use for as
long as 40 months.
The main feature of the system is an
"infusion pump," originally developed
to introduce blood thinning agents into
See 'U' LIVER, Page 7

having "enormous long-term poten-
tial" for development in Michigan.
Milliken formed the task force last
year to aid in the diversification of the
state's economy by attracting new high
technology businesses to the area.
,Last fall, the task force announced
plans to develop an Industrial
Technology Institute somewhere in or
near Ann Arbor, to promote the produc-
tion of robotics and automated
SAM IRWIN, president of Irwin In-
ternational Corporation and a member
of the task force and the ITI executive
committee, said the group's current
work involves formulating a 10-year
plan for the new institute's work.
Although Ann Arbor has been an-
See MILLIKEN, Page 7

'oily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
SAMUEL IRWIN, chairman of the robotics division of the governor's High Technology Task Force and president of Ir-
win Interfational,leaves the Ford Library yesterday after a closed meeting with the rest of the task force. Robert Law
(left) is an assistant to Gov. William Milliken, who was also at the meeting.
Review committee
appointees announced

Ten Pages
to outline
crisis plan
LANSING (UPI) - Gov. William
Milliken will address a statewide
television audience tomorrow evening to
outline his plans for coping with what
aides concede may be the worst fiscal
crisis in Michigan history.
With Michigan's current budget
deficit swollen to nearly $200 million
more than earlier thought, it is widely
anticipated the governor may set aside
strongly proclaimed reluctance to raise
taxes during a depression in order to
balance the budget.
Whether he would opt for a general
- income tax increase, or less unpopular
nuisance levy 'hikes, remained uncer-
tain, although observers believed
closing tax loopholes likely will be
Even with tax cuts, Milliken may well
be proposing deep new cuts in an
already pared down budget.
Higher education may be shielded
from cuts other than those already
discussed, but there undoubtely will be
strong political pressure to make at
least some reductions in welfare, and
school aid also may be a target.
There also were reports the ad-
ministration is consideringasking 'or
state employeewage concessions. A
meeting with union leaders has been set
for tomorrow afternoon. Al Sandner, a
spokesman for the governor, said final
details of the administration's proposal
were still being hammered into place.:
The address is scheduled for 7:3:
p.m. tomorrow. It will be carried on
most of Michigan's public television
stations, ;but it was not immediately
clear how many radio stations and
commercial TV outlets will pick up the
The decision to take to the air once
again. followed last week's revelation
that the state deficit in the current fiscal
year has -grown to $515 million and that
the economy and state revenues are
performing more poorly than had been
Milliken already has proposed
eliminating $225 million in summer aid
payments to colleges, community
colleges and local governments and
reducing payments to the state pension
fund by about $100 million.

The names of faculty members ap-
pointed to three University review
committees were released yesterday as
part of the groundwork being laid for
implementation of the University's
five-year budget plan.
Subcommittees reviewing the In-
stitute for the Study of Mental Retar-
dation (ISMRRD)-and the Institute for
Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR)
have been instructed by a key Univer-
sity budget committee to examine those
programs for possibly major budget
reductions or complete elimination.
A THIRD subcommittee has been
formed to review the Center for the.
Continuing Education of Women to
"assess the quality of service and
whether that service is still necessary,"
said -Jacquelynne Parsons, newly-
announced chairwoman of the sub-
"We'll talk to all people currently in-
volved with the center and who have
been involved in the recent past," she
Assisting in the review will be
Associate Professor of Civil
Engineering- Maria Comninou;
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Mary Corcoran, who is also a research
associate in the Institute for Social
Research; Associate History Prof.
Thomas Holt; Associate Economics

Prof. Paul Courant, who also serves as
an associate in the Institute for Public
Policy Studies; and School of Education
graduate student Dorothy Cameron.
THIS REVIEW of CEW is to be
followed bya reviewCofEits budget
similar to those being conducted for
Joe Eisley,, associate dean of
engineering and a professor of
aerospace engineering, will chair the
ILIR committee. Serving with him on
the committee will be Budget Priorities
Committee member Frizell Vaughan,
an associate professor of environmen-
ttil and industrial health.
"I knew this (appointment) was pen-
ding but I haven't received word of-
ficially," Eisley said. "I haven't even
received a charge yet."
OTHER appointees include Marvin
Peterson, director of the Center for the
Study of Higher Education; Fred Mun-
son, professor of hospital ad-
ministration; Glenn Loury, associate
professor of economics; and George
Miller, a. graduate student in the In-
stitute of Public Policy Studies.
Eisley said he has worked on several
review committees during his career at
the University. He said the committee
will hold its first meeting Friday.
Associate Professor of Nursing
Charlotte Mistretta has been appointed

.Race relations workshop
Dr. Patricia Bidol of the School of Natural Resources addresses a group of
about 50 University students last night in the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union. Bidol was the featured speaker at the first of two
workshops entitled "How Do You.Wear Your Race," being sponsored by
LSA Student Government. Tonight's workshop will address the issue of race
relations at the University.

World will live on after 'Jupiter Effect'

Abscam senator

Eight years ago two British physicists
predicted in their book "The Jupiter Ef-
fect" that direct alignment of all nine
planets would cause earth to suffer a
rash of worldwide earthquakes on Mar-
ch10, 1982.
Well, that's tomorrow, but - luckily
for you - they were wrong.
HOWEVER, the planets of the solar
system will be in an unusual position.
All of them will line up roughly in the
same quadrant of the universe,
something that hasn't happened since
949 A.D. and will not occur again until
the 25th century.
But this rare positioning has ab-
solutely no scientific significance, Dr.
Richard Teske, astronomy professor at
the University, said yesterday. Even
the senior author of the book that
predicted such disaster, astrophysicist
John Gribbin, admitted the folly of the
theory in June, 1980.



a vague




religious fundamentalists that it might
be a sign from the Book. of
-Astronomy Prof. Richard Teske

The book'claimed that the combined
gravitational force of the nine aligned
planets would create solar activity
which would send charged particles to
earth, throwing the planet's rotation off
and producing a rash of earthquakes.,
When the theory was first published,
there was a widespread reaction to it.
But scientists soon rejected the entire
possibility. Teske said his first reaction
Vas that "some sort of. mistake had
been made" and called the whole thing
a "big Jupiter non-effect".

THE POSITIONING of planets can be
predicted centuries in advance, and its
only use lies in settting the calender.
Therefore, Teske was surprised "The
Jupiter Effect," which claimed that the
planets would arrange themselves in a
straight line, received any attention at
"The curiousity lies in that poeple are
still expecting something to happen,"
Teske said. And there have been num-
erous calls to the astronomy depar-
tment from all over the area from

people concerned about the event.
"There is a vague notion by some
religious fundamentalists that it might
be a sign in the sky from the Book of
Revelations," Teske said.
THE ONLY result of the planets'
positions will be the chance to see all
five morning stars by the naked eye
before dawn on Wednesday. Mars,
Jupiter, and Saturn will be high in the
southwest, and Venus and Mercury will
be to the east.
Teske said the astronomy depar-
tment is "certainly not" doing anything
to mark the event because of its lack of
scientific significance and doesn't
believe scientists anywhere are really
The :astronomy department will,
however, sponsor a series of luctures
and films called "Astronomy Visitors
Night." On March 26, Alan Uomoto, a
lecturer in the astronomy department
will deliver a speech, "Will Jupiter Af-

'almost' a
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - While vir-
tually conceding failed judgement,
Abscam felon Harrison Williams
told his Senate colleagues on yester-
day he was framed by the FBI and
pleaded to retain his office -despite
"this turmoil, this torture and this,
He offered "almost an apology,"
for his own actions.
But the chairman of the Ethics
Committee retorted that Williams'
defense - that he was the victim of
investigative zeal - ws no defense at
all. The "issue is not, as Sen. Williams
would have'us'believe, the conduct
of others," declared Malcolm
Wallop (R-Wyo.). It "is the conduct
of Sen. Williams himself," he said.
WALLOP 'assailed suggestions

that the Senate should censure
Williams, rather than :make him the
first member banished since the
Civil War. "There can be no com-
promise with wrongdoing, bribery,
influence peddling, conflict of in-
terest and ethically repugnant con
duct," the Ethics Committee leader
Williams, waging a last and
lengthy appeal, ofered "almost an
apology that the places I went and
the things I did could bring you
members of the Senate this
The New Jersey Democrat, who
also addressed the Senatefor four
hours last Thursday, made it clear
he was in no rus# to conclude his
latest rebuttal of the conspiracy and
See 'U', Page 7

Bronco jelly bean
fast-talking young salesman wasn't trying to fool
the White House when he offered to sell Presi-
dent Reagan a 900-pound jelly bean. But if the
jelly-bean-loving president had taken the bait, he
might have been shown a piece of soggy Florida land as
well. You see, the thing 15-year-old David Wiggin called
"the world's largest jelly bean" is actually his prize 18-
4ls !h r n . fl..a..., , r.r . na,. . 1nAm .l1.. l nn- a,

tunately, it isn't possible to accept the many kind in-
vitations I've received, as much as I would love to do so."
The note closed with lkeagan's signature. Wiggin, a Largo
High School student, hopes to sell the fawn-colored steer for
$3 to $4 a pound, or about $3,000. He raised it as part of a
school project. Why did he think Reagan might be a buyer?
"I don't know exactly how it works, but if you go down and
spend, say around $3,000 for a steer, there's got to be some
kind of tax write-off," Wiggins says. "I figured he
(Reagan) could use a tax write-off."
nY U

ds use hypnosis and group therapy to help "contactees"
come to grips with blips. Mrs. Edwards is a secretary for
Boeing Co. and her husband is a quality-control supervisor
for a company he will not name because his superiors may
not approve of their hobby. Edwards said the group now has
50 members, of which 26 are "good solid cases" with strong
evidence of having been contacted. People who believe they
have been abducted against their will by creatures from
outer space tend to be resentful, Edwards said, "then they
feel love for them (the aliens) .. . and finally they're
angered that they were left in the dark." As for their own
experiences, Mrs. Edwards said that several years ago her

Niehuss said "..:. we have a long way to go if we are going
to keep Michigan in the forefront of the educational systems
of the nation." He was commenting on a just published sur-'
vey showing that the State Legislature had given the
University its biggest appropriation in history the year
before, but state supported universities in 20 other states
were still making greater gains.
Also on this date in history:
* 1966-The ACLU proposed a motion to advocate draft:
exemptions for those who consciously object to a particular
war, although they do not oppose all war in general.
" 1945-The government lifts the ban on colored footwear
anr thi s nrina the feet thata re in style will wear hrightly





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