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Registration: More
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than justa computer

Isy VAV 11lbr~li P~nn n Decmber 7" Assistant Registrar

First of a three-part series
It's that time of the term again, as the saying
goes.
The search is on for the perfect schedule -
no classes before 10 a.m., none after 1 p.m., and
certainly none on Friday, if at all possible.
Ah, yes, registration. CRISP, as it is known
at the University.
BUT WHILE students are just beginning
their part of the registration process for the up-
coming spring, summer, and fall terms, the
rt of the people involved .with CRISP (Coin-
prsoRegistration Involving Student Par-
ticipation) have been working since the end of
th9 last registration period in December to
prepare for the next few weeks.
"The memo talk for this term's registration

ur al Vi JC G11J . , C0004 - .4.,U1
for Registration Thomas Karunas said, "and it
didn't stop until the final lists of classes were
delivered the week of March 25."
CRISP WILL acelebrate its seventh anniver-
sary as LSA seniors begin registering
tomorrow, and Karunas said that despite what
some students may say, the program is "fairly
well-tuned."
The system currently in use by the Univer-
sity is referred to as an "on-line terminal-based

system," the first such system used by a major
university.
Students who register in 215 Lorch Hall
present their schedules to an operator who is at
a video terminal which is on a direct line to the
main computer. The program information is
constantly up to date as each operator enters
the student's schedule.
WHEN A STUDENT is entered in a section of
a course, the computer automatically fillsha
space in that section. The advantages of the
system have made it a model for many other
schools, according to Associate Registrar for
Personnel and Operations Douglas Wooley.
Each term, one of Registrar Karunas' major
tasks is assigning all continuing students
registration appoiintment times through the

Student Verification Forms. He says his office
tries to make registration as comfortable as
possible for students.
"We make every attempt to give the student
at least 30 minutes between classes and 15
minutes after their previous class to register,"
Karunas said. "But this is affected by
variables such as students who teach, have
jobs, do research, or hae made scheduling
changes we haven't caught up with yet.
"WE SIMPLY cannot accommodate all those
variables, but we try," he said. "We do make
exceptions for everyone with a valid excuse."
Karunas said about twenty of these situations
come up every day during the early
registration period.

Karunas must also hire more than 40 tem-
porary employees, in addition to his office's
eight regular full-time employees, to work
during the CRISP period. The temporary em-
ployees opeate the computer terminals, help
with controlling the line of students, stamping
the SVF's, posting updated course lists, and
other tasks. Most of the employees are eitheir
retired or wives.of faculty members, Karunas
said.
"We generally do not hire current students
because they can't work full eight hour days,"
he said.
He says the system runs smoothly - most of
the time.
See COMPUTERS, Page 2

Ninety- Two Years I UBAD
of Partly cloudy today and
(I. I Icold, with a slight chance of
Editorial Freedom Wt rsnwhoe.
Vol. XCII, No. 146 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 4, 1982 TnCnsTnPg

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MSA ticket tax
ballot proposal
might be invalid

British fleet
will sail
to occupied
Falklands

By GEORGE ADAMS
Although students wih be voting on
two ballot proposals at Tuesday and
Wednesday's Michigan Student Asem-
bly elections, the results of at least one
of the questions - if one University of-
ficial is correct - won't mean much.
Last night, the University's director
of intercollegiate athletics suggested
that the question asking students
whether they favor the idea of placing a
50-cent tax on certain athletic tickets is
moot.
SUCH A TAX, according to Athletic
Director Don Canham, would be a
violation of Big Ten rules governing the
charges for ";athletic tickets, and
therefore will never be approved by the
University.
Still other University officials, in-
cluding University President Harold
Shapiro, argue that while the proposed
tax ,may not be illegal, it still could
present problems for the University.
The tax has been proposed by mem-
bers of MSA, who would like to use the
receipts from the surcharge to increase
the funds available for financial aid for
students. The question on the ballot -
although technically unbinding on the
assembly, could be used by assembly
membes to ;determine the popularity
among students of such a proposal.

CANHAM SAID the tax would violate
Big Ten rules, which he says prohibit
any levy on ticket prices.
"We tried it before to raise money to
improve the stadium, and the Big Ten
said no," Canham said.
But Big Ten Assistant Commissioner
Charles Henry was not so quick to
dismiss the propsed tax as illegal,
although he suggested it might not
generate as much revenue as estimated
by some of the tax's proponents.
"SEVERAL schools have wanted to
do it," he said, "and we tell them that if
they put a tax on, they have to share it
fifty-fifty with the opposing team." In
this case, a one dollar surcharge would
be needed to raise the fifty cents per
ticket the proposal's supporters would
like.
MSA president Jon Fieger, who is a
leading proponent of the ticket tax
proposal, had estimated that a 50 cent
per-ticket tax would generate $450,000
for student financial aid. Henry's
position would mean that such a tax
might generate as little as $225,000 for
student aid coffers.
Shapiro opposes the ticket tax idea on
philosophical grounds. He says he
doesn't like the idea of athletic
See MSA, Page 3

Watch it wiggle Daily Photo by KIM HILL
In spite of the inclement spring weather, students were out in force for the Pi
Beta Phi/Fiji Jello Jump held yesterday in the Diag. This particular student
"jumped into" the thick of things, engulfing himself in the mounds of cold
green jello.
Council candidates
wrap up campaigon

liberty
5th
Madison

N.'Ust
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From AP and UPI
BUENOS ARIES, Argentina - President
Gen. Lsopoldo Galtieri declared the
captured Falkland Islands a territory
of Argentina yesterday and prepared to
defend the isolated South Atlantic out-
post against a 40-ship British war fleet.
The British armada will sail
tomorrow for the Argentine-occupied
Falkland Islands, Prime Minister.
Margaret Thatcher told members of
Parliament yesterday as they ,howled
for her resignation.
"IT IS THE government's objective
to see that the islands are freed from oc-
cupation and returned to British ad-
ministration at the earliest possible op-
portunity," Thatcher told the House of
Commons at its first Saturday. session
since the Suez Canal crisis in 1956.
"The Falkland Islands remain
British territory. No aggression and no
invasion can alter that simple fact,"
she said.
The naval task force, reportedly
numbering 40 ships, will include in ad-
dition to the two carriers, the 12,500-ton
assault ship Fearless, a number of
destroyers and frigates, Sea Harrier
jump-jet fighters and Sea King assault
helicopters, Defense Secretary John
Nott said.
NOTT SAID a smaller British force,
ordered to sea last week when the crisis
deepened, was already in the' south
Atlantic but he refused to disclose its
position or plans.dNews reports said the
nuclear-powered submarine Superb
was part of the force.
One Argentine news agency said that
"responsible sources" reported spot-
ting the Superb off the Argentine coast,
but naval sources said they could not
confirm or deny the report.
The ruling Argentine junta has issued
a communique declaring the Falklands
a province of Argentina, imposing
military rule on its estimated 1,800
English-speaking inhabitants and
renaming the island chain the
Malvinas, the traditional Argentine
name.
THE JUNTA also announced that an
Argentina force had captured the South
Georgia islands, the last part of the
Falklands chain, but did not say if it
met any resistance from the 12-man
crew at the islands' Antarctic scientific
observatory post at Grutviken.

Thatcher
... dispatches British armada

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By STACY POWELL
and GRETCHEN WRIGHT
City Council candidates today are
shaking their last hands, kissing their
last babies, and, in general, putting the
finishing touches on their campaigns
before tomorrow's election.
But, heading into the final stretch
before the polls open tomorrow mor-
ning, most observers agree the race is
far from predictable.
IN THE city's First Ward, which
stretches north from the Diag and in-
cludes a large residential area, much of
it populated by students, Democrat
Larry Hunter and Republican Jeffrey
Gallatin find themselves in
disagreement on just about everything.
The two candidates argue differently
on each of the six proposals that will
also appear on tomorrow's ballot. Hun-
ter supports all six of the proposals,
four of which call for small millage in-
creases to finance several city repair
and construction projects. But Gallatin
rejects all of them, insisting that it is

more important to keep the city's taxes
down.
Gallatin's campaign also hit some
turbulence when several local and
University tenants groups accused him
of being unfair to the tenants who live in
the several apartment buildings he
owns and operates.
Gallatin, who has stressed tenants
rights throughout the race, vehemently
denies treating any of his tenants un-
For a comprehensive look at
the candidates' positions, see
Page 5.
fairly and said he even plans to donate a
sixth of his council salary, if elected, to
the Ann Arbor Tenants Union, which is
one of the groups that has criticized
him.
See CITY, Page 3

Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council
has passed by a 10-1 vote a British-
sponsored resolution demanding the
immediate withdrawal of all Argentine
forces from the captured Falkland
Islands.
After a two-day debate on Argen-
tina's invasion, the 15-member Council
passeda resolution requesting an im-
mediate "cessation of hostilities"' and
"the withdrawal of all Argentine for-
ces" from the Falklands.,
The , United . States voted for the
resolution and Panama cast the only
negative vote. China, the Soviet Union,
Poland andiSpain abstained.
Panama's foreign minister, Jorge
Enrique Illueca, warned yesterday that
the council would be faced with a
"much more serious and grave
situation" when the British naval task
force reaches the area in about two
weeks. Britain is about 8,000 miles
from the Falklands.
"This resolution," Illueca siad, "in no
way authorizes the United Kingdom to
make use of force through its naval
units and submarines. It should be
made quite clear that the council has
not empowered the United Kingdom to
undertake military opertions such as
the one now underway in the Atlantic..

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Ann Arbor's new
Ward boundaries

TODAY
Poor little bird
T HE OWNERS of Tom, the kidnapped cocateel,
haven't seen their missing bird in weeks. But they
have received a blurry photo of him with a gun
against his head, a few of his feathers, and a ran-
some note demanding seven bottles of booze. The note also
contained the warning, "Don't call the police." The owners
rall h a nn need to dn this anvwav hoeaus thev ara the

who could do such a dastardly deed," he said. "Poor little
bird. I feel sorry that they won't pay the ransom for him."
El Monte Sgt. Ken Jeske said, "We refuse to knuckle under
to the demands. We will get our bird back." G
Bat bombs
Holy high-flying horrors, what will they dig up next? The
United States spent $2 million during World War II to
develop a devastating new animal weapon - bats equipped

equipped with a 15-hour timer and attached to the loose skin
of the bat's chest with a surgical clip and a string. The bats,
kept in cold storage to make them hibernate, were to be
dropped from planes in boxes designed to slow their fall.
Then, it was hoped, they would find refuge in buildings, bite
through the strings, and leave the explosives behind. But a
test of the bat weapon at Muroc Lake, Calif., in May 1943
was a disaster. The bats dropped from the planes were not
equipped with bombs, but others on the ground that did
have the explosives somehow escaped, igniting hangars
and other hildings anda General'scar. Oh well F-

ratification of the amendment which would take
Prohibition out of the nation's basic law.
" 1963- Senate officials announced that the Senate would
soon investigate lobbying practices of Michigan State
University's Extension Service in trying to avoid a $368,000
cut in appropriations. the legislators charged the extension
service with misrepresentation of fact and unnecessarily
heavy pressure tactics.
" 1973 - an unprecedented move, the Student Government
Council declared the all-campus election officially invalid,
due to massive fraud. Investigation turned up ID numbers

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