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Ninety- Two Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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A chance of snow in the af-
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Vol. XCII, No. 86 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 15, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Arsonists

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economics

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Bo may.
beleaving
"M' for
TelasA&M
By MARK MIHANOVIC
and DREW SHARP
Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler is
seriously considering an offer to become athletic
director at Texas A&M University and will announ-
ce his decision today, according to published and
broadcasted reports.
In a copyrighted story, The Houston Post reports
today that Schembechler was 75 percent sure he
would accept the long-range, multi-million dollar
deal. The Post story also reports that Schembechler
has met with his assistant coaches and players to
discuss the proposal.
HOWEVER, several players reached late last
night said Schembechler had not informed them of
the offer.
The chairman of the Board of Regents at Texas
A&M, H.R. Bright, last night confirmed that his
school was interested in hiring Schembechler.
"He was given an offer to come and be A&M's
athletic director. That's the job that's offered right
now, and he is considering it," Bright said from his
Dallas business office. "I can only say that Texas
A&M would be pleased and honored to have a man
the caliber of Bo Schembechler come to A&M. We
are interested in him, but we do not know the level
of his interest in us."
NEITHER Schembechler nor Michigan Athletic
Director Don Canham were available for comment
last night. According to Canham's wife Marilyn, the
athletic director picked up Schembechler in his car
last night and met with him for an undisclosed
amount of time.
See TEXAS, Page 10

Probe rules
out accident

AP Photo
Aftermath
Five cars and one truck lay crushed on the 14th Street Bridge in Washington D.C. after an Air Florida
Boeing 737 struck the bridge and crashed into the Potomac shortly after takeoff. 77 people died in the crash.'
See story, Page 2.
Pipe leaks in 'U' buildingrs
cause $600,000 in damagyes

By STEVE HOOK
One or more arsonists set the Christ-
mas Eve fire which virtually destroyed
the Economics Building, Ann Arbor
Fire Department officials announced
yesterday.
In a brief, carefully worded
statement, the department
acknowledged that fire investigators
"have ruled out accidental causes. The
fire was determined to be incendiary
and the investigation will be con-
tinued."
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro expressed "shock" that ar-
sonists had caused the fire. "The lives
of many scholars and students have
been disrupted by this callous act,"
Shapiro noted, adding that University
officials "are cooperating fully with the
civil authorities who are in charge of
the investigation."
Those authorities include employees of
the AAFD's Fire Prevention Bureau,
the State Police's Fire Marshal
Division, and University Security,
along with detectives from the Ann Ar-
bor Police Department. With the ex-
ception of yesterday's press release, lit-
tle is being said about the investigation.
Fire Chief Fred Schmid would only
acknowledge that the arson verdict was
reached by "a process of elimination."
There were no signs of accidental
cause, such as frayed electrical wiring,
Schmid explained.
AT THE STATE capital, Lt. Myron
Franks of the Fire Marshal Division,
who specializes in arson cases, said this
"process of elimination'' is often used
in such investigations.
The lack of anything else indicated
that it would be arson," Franks said.
"You just keep eliminating and
eliminating." He described four com-
mon signs of arson:

" The fire is "fast-burning, when there
is no legitimate reason for it to be fast-
burning";
" There is no clear "source of ignition"
at the source of the fire, which in this
case was the east wing of the Economic
Building's basement;
" Building security is unusually light,
and there are few, if any regular oc-
cupants or passers-by in the area;,
" There are no signs of accidental
causes.
Circumstances at the Economics
Building met all four of these criteria,
according to University and city fire of-
ficials.
ECONOMICS Department Chairman
Frank Stafford said he "wasn't that
surprised" when he heard of the arson
determination. "I had strong
suspicions it was set, given the timing
and the way the fire covered the
building at such an early stage."
Assistant Chairman Richard Porter
said the determination doesn't
measurable affect his initial reaction to
the fire. "What's done is done," Porter
said, "Whether it was done by accident
or on purpose...it doesn't bring my
books back."
Referring to his fellow Economics
faculty members, Porter explained
that "most of us have gotten over the
disappointment of losing our material
- and we got an amazing amount out of
the building. In addition, we have good
quarters here (at the department's
transplanted headquarters in the old St.
Joseph's Hospital). We're pretty up-
beat now, and this (the arson deter-
mination) won't take us down again."
WILLIAM RYAN,. director of the
University's Insurance and Risk Office,
said the arson determination will affect
"in no way" the University's claim with
See ARSONISTS, Page 3

By DAN OBERROTMAN
Frigid temperatures caused water pipes in five
campus buildings to burst this week, with damages
possibly exceeding $600,000, University officials
said yesterday.
A leak occurring in The Michigan Media Center
on South Fourth Street caused between $500,000 and
$600,000 worth of damage, officials said. Other leaks
occurred in the Art and Architecture Building,
Kresge Medical Research I, the Radrick Farms
Golf Clubhouse, and the Simpson Memorial In-
stitute.

BILL RYAN, manager of the University Insuran-
ce Office, said he was confident that all the
damages were covered by insurance. '
Thousands of gallons of water flooded the second
floor of the Michigan Media Center, according to
Fred Remley, Senior Technical Media Manager of
the Media Center.
The leak was discovered by security personnel at
about 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. The pipe was connec-
ted to the sprinkler system and the decrease in
pressure caused the fire alarm to be activated.
See LEAKS.Page 7

Milliken seeks funding to
upgrade state campuses

Cellar looks at
home on Liberty

By PERRY CLARK
with UPI reports
Gov. William Milliken yesterday said
he would ask the state legislature to
provide funds for upgrading state
higher education buildings and
facilities, and reiterated his support for
a constitutional amendment providing
for appointed governing boards at the
University of Myichigan, Wayne State
University, and Michigan State Univer-
sity.
In his fourteenth and final state of the

state message, the governor said the
funds he proposed should be used for
maintaining, renovating, and
remodeling university buildings, rather
than for new construction. He did not
place a dollar amount on the proposed
effort.
LOCAL legislators and University of-
ficials yesterday concurred that higher
education facilities have been under-
funded, but expressed concern about
where money for the proposal would be
found.
"We've cut back on necessary main-

tenance and are at the point where we
have to put huge sums of money in,"
said Regent Gerald Dunn (D-Livonia).
State Sen. Ed Pierce (D-Ann Arbor),
called the proposal "a good idea," but
added, "He (Milliken) didn't say where
the money will come from."
HARSHER criticism of the gover-
nor's proposal came from Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor). Bullard
criticized Milliken for his lack of
specifics, and for not advocating new
taxes to support his proposals.
See GOV., Page 2

W illam MillUkenfl
... gives final State of the State
speech

,Regents OK Physical Therapy move to Flint

By JANET RAE
A University Cellar negotiating team
is firming up plans for the store to move
from the Union into a new building on
the corner of East Liberty and Division
Streets, U-Cellar officials confirmed
yesterday.
"We have agreement on all major
items," said Richard Barr, chairman of
the U-Cellar's finance committee. "We
concluded in one hour what we've spent
six months on with the University. All
we have to work out now is the lawyers,
language."
ACCORDING TO Barr, a lease for the
new site -.presently occupied by the
Handicraft Furniture Company - will
be presented to the U-Cellar's board of
directors before February 1.
"We will certainly be in the new
location by fall," Barr said.
While most U-Cellar officials ex-
pressed regret at what they termed the
"falling out" between the bookstore
and Union director Frank Cianciola,
they were particularly pleased with the
new site.
"IT'S A significantly better situation
financially," Barr said.
While some board members
recognized that the new site would be
less convenient for the majority of the
University community, they said plan-
ning sessions had included discussion of
providing free transportation to the

new store from central campus and
doubling the present discount on tex-
tbooks to encourage students to make
the trip.
"We're going to being immediately to
find new use for the space," Cianciola
said after the U-Cellar's rejection of the
lease. "I realize they can't move im-
mediately but that's something I'd like
to coordinate with Bob (Carlson,
manager of the bookstore)."
"I'm disappointed. We have in-
dicated all along we would like to keep
them in the building," Cianciola said.
"But that was a decision that they had
to make themselves."
CIANCIOLA SAID Union planners
are not sure whether they will use the
space for several smaller retail
operations or for one larger operation.
"We have received some calls and
some letters of intent," he said. "But
we'll have to consider all kinds of op-
tions."
Bookstore directors say the
arrangements being worked out at the
new location will be superior to their
Union lease because they will have no
limitations on the merchandise they
sell. According to Mary Anne
Caballero, chairperson of the store's
board of directors, most student
bookstores make the majority of their
profit through the sale of insignia
See U-CELLAR, Page 3

By JANET RAE
The University's physical therapy program, which
last June was threatened with elimination, will be
moved to the Flint campus next fall.
The Regents approved the plan unanimously at
their monthly meeting: yesterday.
THE FORMAL proposal to relocate the program
was approved unanimously by the Faculty Assembly
at Flint early this week.
"Such unanimity is rare," Kenneth West, chair-
man of the assembly said at the meeting. "The close
cooperation between the administration and the
faculty overcame the initial fears many of us had."
The proposal requires the Flint campus to maintain
the program at least until 1986. This maintenance in-
volves major improvements to the program in-
cluding the addition of 11 new courses and two to

three new faculty members, Program Chairman
Richard Darnell said.
THE PRIMARY objective of the relocation is to
help maintain the supply of physical therapists in the
state, according to Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Billy Frye.
As a part of the relocation plans, physical therapy
education will become the anchor program in a new
unit of health related programs planned for develop-
ment at the Flint campus.
Flint's Faculty Assembly approved the relocation
plan contingent on the development of such a unit.
UNDER THE relocation plan, those students in the
August, 1983 physical' theraphy class will complete
their degrees on the Ann Arbor campus. Classes
graduating later than August, 1983 will enter the
program in September, 1982 at the Flint campus.

The program had been under review since last May
when Medical School Dean John Gronvall recom-
mended that it be discontinued. Gronvall's recom-
mendation was the result of a review of the program
last winter and statements from Darnell that the
program either be improved or eliminated. Darnell
warned that the academic quality of the program
had deteriorated to a point at which future graduates
would have trouble passing state licensing
examinations.
Physical therapy officials from around the state ral-
lied for the program's continuance and improvement
throughout last summer, which encouraged University
officials to pursue alternatives to discontinuing the,
program.
IN OTHER business, the Regents approved a $182,000
See REGENTS, Page 7

TODAY
Disru tive dogfight
ACHINE GUNS BLAZING, two helicopters
seemed to tangle in a dogfight over down-
town Los Angeles, and hundreds of worried
residents called to ask "who we were after,"
said police Lt. Dan Cooke. It was only a movie-filming for
Columbia Pictures' Blue Thunder. Cook said police were
surprised by the many calls. "This is the first time to my
knowledge that this has happened," he said. "We got hun-
dreds and hundreds of calls from irate citizens. They were

Motherly devotion
When Sandra Wessels and Joel Flynn say, "I do," their
proud mothers will be watching closely-from the other
side of the prayer books. Both mothers are ordained
ministers. "We believe it will be the first time two mothers
have officiated at the wedding of their children," said the
Rev. Joyce Flynn, 43, mother of the groom. "In fact, it only
has been the last 25 years that women have been ordained
into the ministry of the United Methodist Church and
allowed to move into traditionally male roles." The Rev.
Sue Wessels, 38, and the mother of the bride, said their

Hospitals' Milford, Mass., division. They complained of
coldness and tingling in their hands, which appeared to
have a blue tint. Jan Iacovelli, an emergency room nurse,
found an answer. According to the hospital's monthly
newsletter, she discovered the women had been cold and
had tried to warm their hands by rubbing them on their
stylish new jeans. Dye from the jeans came off on their
skin. When the women saw their hands turning blue, they
became anxious and began to hyperventilate, the newslet-
ter said. And that increased their bodies' oxygen level,
making their hands feel numb. They rubbed their hands on
their jeans some more. That made the blue bluer, the

Charles. The snail apparently was the bachelor prince's an-
swer to statuettes adorning the hoods of other royal autos.
But the snail will have a hard time catching Charles'
miniature pony, which he put on his Ford Granada. An avid
polo player, Charles also has a horse and jockey at full
gallop on a Range Rover, and a hunting dog on a third car.
Princess Diana is in on the act, too. Charles' 20-year-old
wife has a Kermit the Frog on her Ford Escort. And Prin-
cess Anne, Charles' 31-year-old sister, has a Prussian
eagle, emblem of the 14th-20th King's Hussars, of which she
is colonel-in-chief. Asked about Andrews snail, a
Buckingham Palace spokesman professed ignorance. "It is

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