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Daily mass meeting tonight,

7:30

See Today column

Blowing
their chance
See Editorial, Page 4

Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

ti

Relief
Sunny skies, for a change, today,
with a high in the mid 60s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 13 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 23, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Begin refuses
t resign over

B eirut
From AP and UPI
JERUSALEM - Saying Israel's
hands were "clean," Prime Minister
Menachem Begin and Defense Minister
*Ariel Sharon yesterday rejected dem-
ands that they resign to take respon-
sibility for the massacre of Palestinians
in west Beirut.
Meanwhile Lebanese in Beirut
awaited the return of the multi-national
peacekeeping force.
In a raucous Parliament session,
Begin also won backing for his refusal
to form a commission to probe the
massacre-sparking resignations by a
Cabinet minister and the administrator
f the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
4NOT ONE of our soldiers took part
in it--their hands are clean," Sharon
said of the Palestinian massacre during
a heated debate in Parliament. "They
mainted their purity of arms."
Begin said, "I am willing to stand
before anyone in Israel and the world
with my head held high and my back
erect, and tell him the whole story, of
how the intention was good ... and how
*this tragedy occurred.
Although one of his Cabinet members

- -0
crisis
resigned and joind another member of
his coalition in voting with the op-
position, Begin's bloc in Parliament
defeated the motion for a formal
inquiry by a vote of 48-42.
HE ALSO defeated, by a 47-40 vote,
an opposition Labor Party motion con-
demning Israel's takeover of west
Beirut last week. The Israelis said they
were trying to keep the peace following
President-elect Bashir Gemayel's
assassination.
Israel has been the target of inter-
national outrage for not preventing the
slaughter blamed on Gemayel's
militiamen.
The parliamentary session was
tumultuous and the debate over the
Beirut massacre was bitter. Sharon's
speech was interrupted repeatedly by
shouting deputies.
One Arab deputy, Communist Toufik
Toubi, was carried from the hall for
repeatedly shouting against what he
called "the murder of innocents under
the patronage of Israel." A group of
protesters was ejected from the public
gallery for displaying placards deman-
ding Begin and Sharon resign.
See ISRAEL, Page 5

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Herbert Grossman (left), director of the Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, and
Carol Mayer (right), a concerned parent, voiced their disapproval of the recommended fate of the troubled institute at
a public hearing yesterday.
Ins tilule " profs charge
review panel-wi bas
By BILL SPINDLE

Inteflex
program
expands
to add
diversity
By JIM SPARKS
"Flexies" - students in one of the
University's least flexible programs, In-
teflex - will have a little more
breathing space next year.
The fast-paced program combining
undergraduate work and Medical
School requirements for select students
will last seven years instead of six,
allowing more liberal arts study.
"THERE WAS never a concern of not
having technically competent doctors,"
said Prof. Nicholas Steneck, acting In-
teflex co-director for LSA classes.
"The question was, can you expand
time in the liberal arts with hopes of
turning out a different type of doctor."
The new program will be only one
year shorter than the standard un-
dergraduate/Medical School
curriculum.
Inteflex was becoming "too rigid"
with the six-year format, according to
former director Dr. Robert Reed. Reed
was director of the program during the
two-year review which fostered the ex-
pansion of LSA courses and a reduction
of basic science courses that were
duplicated in the Medical School.
"OVER TIME, more and more
students were voluntarily choosing
seven years in order to take more
variedclasses or pursue double majors,
Reed said.
Ann Wallace, a third-year Inteflex
student, said the six-year program also
hindered emotional development.
"My belief is that we may be as good
academically as the Medical School
students," Wallace said. "But in a lot
of ways I feel Inteflex puts you through
really fast and it never gives you a time
to grow up," she said.
DR. LESLEY Rocher, a Fellow in the
University Hospital's Division of
Nehrology and a 1978 Inteflex graduate,
agreed that the program was
"emotionally constraining.
"I worked very hard and didn't get a
chance to pursue all I would have liked
to," Rocher said. "I don't regret it, but
you never know what you missed."
There isn't as much agreement,
however, about the wisdom of cutting
out science classes that are duplicated
in the Medical School.
"I WAS really shocked when they told
us, because they'd never asked us,"
said third-year "flexie" Wallace. "I felt
we'd had an oral contract. I felt we'd
See INTEFLEX, Page 5

University professors charged yester-
day that bias and poor methods of in-
vestigation resulted in the recommen-
dation that a campus medical institute
be eliminated.
The professors, part of the Institute
for the Study of Mental Retardation and
Related Disabilities (ISMRRD),
argued that the panel which reviewed
the institute was biased and ineffective,
and for this reason its results should be
ignored.
THE INSTITUTE faced the cold
realities of the University's budget cut-
ting plans when a special review com-
mitee recommended this summer that
ISMRRD be eliminated.
The angry charges leveled at the ad-
ministration came at a public hearing
for ISMRRD held yesterday in the
Regents' Room.
"(The review) did not provide for the
careful consideration that we expected
from the University," said Eugene
Handley, director of the institute's con-
tinuing education division.
HANDLEY also said the review, con-
ducted during the spring and summer
of this year, was unfair because some
of the institute's staff members felt

'(The review)

did no

t provide for the
that we expected

careful consideration
from the University.'

-Eugene Hadley, director
of ISMRRD's continuing
education division.

they would be better off if ISMRRD was
closed.
"There are some staff members who
said they would rather return to their
department of appointment," he said.
"The closure of the unit would facilitate
that for the tenured faculty."
Much of the institute's staff holds
teaching positions in other University
schools or colleges.
JULIUS COHEN, deputy director of
the institute, said that many members
of the review committee recommended
that ISMRRD be eliminated to spare
their own units future budget cuts.
After the hearing, Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye said he
would investigate Cohen's charge, but
he believed it was based on "inuendo."

The institute's spokespersons,
however, agreed that ISMRRD had
some problems in its present condition,
but they urged the administration to
keep it open until more money becomes
available for improvements.
THERE ARE federal and state gran-
ts earmarked for the study of mental
retardation that the University can get
if it improves ISMRRD, but will never
get if the institute is shut down, Cohen
said.
The recommendation to close the in-
stitute was based on losses of staff since
1979, lack of any nationally known
research projects, and mixed, rather
than overwhelmingly positive remarks
about the unit from people the commit-
See INSTITUTE'S, Page 5

New 15-story high-rise proposed for city

By DANIEL GRANTHAM
The Michigan Theatre may have a new, 15-story
neighbor soon, if two private developers have their
way.
Ann Arbor developer Dennis Dahlmann and the
Royce Company of Farmington Hills want the city to
approve and help finance the building, which will
bring new restaurant, housing, parking, and office
space to the area.
THE PROPOSED building-to be named Tally
Hall-would tower over the other buildings on the
block bordered by State, E. Liberty, Thompson, and
E. Washington streets, filling the spot now taken by a
40-space public parking lot.
Southfield architect Daniel Tosch recently presen-
ted plans for the proposed Tally Hall, which would

have its main entrance on Washington Street, to the
city's Downtown Development Authority. City Coun-
cil should hear the authority's recommendations on
the multi-million dollar project some time next mon-
th, according to City Planner Martin Overhiser.
The building is part of a series of projects designed
to "stimulate private investment and private im-
provement, and (to) develop the area," said
Overhiser, a member of the development authority.
TALLY HALL'S ground floor would hold several
ethnic food booths and a large dining area, Over-
hiser said the booths might also provide
restaurant areas served by waiters.
The city's main interest in the building focuses on a
six-story public parking garage, which would be built
directly above the restaurant area. The 550-space

garage, which Overhiser estimates would cost the city,
$5 million, would alleviate the area's severe parking
problem. A study made earlier this year by the
mayor's Blue Ribbon Parking Committee showed a
need for 600 additional spaces.
Two floors of office space and six floors of apar-
tments would top the building off, Overhiser said. The
Royce Company and Dahlmann would pick up the tab
- between $3 million and $5 million, he estimated -
for these floors and for the ground floor.
In the past, plans for high rises have run up against
heavy opposition from neighborhood groups that feel
the buildings would destroy Ann Arbor's charm. But
Overhiser said that so far, he hasn't heard any com-
plaints about Tally Hall.

Daily Phcto by DEBORAH LEWIS

Sign of support
Participating in a rally in the Diag
protesting the Israeli presence in
massacre of Palestinian refugees.

yesterday, a marcher displays a sign
Lebanon and the Christian Militia's

r

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But Assistant Athletic Director Will Perry said yesterday
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smaller containers into the stands. Containers such as soft-
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Also on this day in history:
+ 1969-The University said it would prosecute anyone it
could identify in videotapes of a takeover of the ROTC.
" 1963-The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic
Association announced they would set up a joint committee
under the supervision of the Student Government Commit-
tee to investigate sex discrimination in the Greek system.
" 1961-The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the
University is not protected by governmental immunity
from lawsuits. E

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