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Reagan's
prosperity
See Editorial, Page 4

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Lousy
Increasingly cloudy today with a 20
percent chance of rain and a high in
the mid 70s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 20 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigon-Friday, October 1, 1982 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages plus Supplement

Natural Resources

fights to survive

By JIM SPARKS
In the lobby of the Dana Building stands a
booth painted with the words "Endangered:
School of Natural Resources."
While the school will almost certainly con-
tinue as a species, its recent review by the
University administration has made its faculty
members and students understandably ner-
vous.
SINCE THE school learned that it was the
target of a review that would likely lead to
significant cutbacks in its budget last March,
students and professors have become in-
creasingly active in fighting to save their
school.

"A lot of energy of faculty and students has
been rechanneled,"said one natural resources
student.' "The focus is the review process, and
the issue is survival."
But natural resources professors and studen-
ts say they have no intention of sitting back and
watching administrators decide the future of
their school.
AT PUBLIC hearings on the school's future,
scheduled for today and Tuesday, defenders of
the school say they will present an impressive
show of support for the program.
Defenders of the program are looking to
public hearings, scheduled for today and
tomorrow, as a crucial opportunity to make an

impressive display of support before any
decisions are made. To make their point, they"
have lined up a long roster of students,
professors from this and other universities, and
professionals from around the state to make
the school's case before the University's
budget officials today and next week.
When natural resources Dean William John-
son found out last spring that his school -
along with the School of Art and the School of
Education - would be thoroughly reviewed
with any eye toward sizable cutbacks, he knew
he had to act quickly. A major obstacle to
saving his school before budget cutters, he
realized, was that much of the review would be.

conducted over the summer, when many of the
school's students and professors would not be
in town to defend it.
"THAT'S WHY in the spring I pressed things
fast, getting students and faculty involved,"
Johnson said recently. "It seemed like a lot of
stuff was going on - and it was - but I was
thinking about fall, and so we made the best of
the situation."
To keep the school's cause visible over the
summer, students sold natural resources T-
shirts and buttons. But the final blitz of support
for the school will come now, and a little later
this fall, when members of the University's
Budget Priorities Committee and Billy Frye,

vice -president for academic affairs, start
making up their minds about how much, if any,
to cut from the school's budget.
Leaders of the natural resources Student
Coordinating Committee, which was formed to
defend the school against possible cuts, say
they hope to pack the hearings with at least 150
people. That wouldhbe a dramatic show of sup-
port, since earlier hearings for other targeted
programs - like the Institute for the Study of
Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities
and the Geography department - have drawn
only about 30 to 50 people.
ONE PROBLEM the school's defenders en-

Student
kills self
in campus
dormitory
By JIM SPARKS
and BARRY WITT
0 An LSA sophomore who had
threatened suicide on several occasions
took her own life this week in her
Stockwell Dormitory room.
Alisa Jean Principe was found late
Wednesday night in her dorm single af-
ter apparently overdosing on' drugs
Sunday night, according to the medical
examiner. A Stockwell resident direc-
tor opened Principe's door at about
11:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the
victim lying on her bed with a suicide
note beside her.
THE 19-YEAR-old from Bloomfield
Hills had threatened to kill herself on
previous occasions and was thergin nrumb of 1.i
psychological treatment, dorm residen the number of I
tesaid. spokesman said.
"Nobody who knew her was really
surprised about it," said Liz Larson, a
Stockwell resident. "But so "'many
people feel so guilty knowing that they
could have done something."
Shaken Stockwell residents, who
were up most of the night Wednesday
after hearing of the tragedy, met last
night to dispel rumors about the death
and assess their feelings about the
tragedy.'
"I THINK they're scared, I know 1 By GEORGE ADA
am," said Stockwell rsien 'with wire reports
Rubin. "It's just something no one un- Congress last nit
derstands." government - ane
Most residents seemed confused in going broke when
the sometimes emotional meetings last choosing instead a
night. "They kept asking 'Why?' "one A joint House-
student said- reached a compr
Reasons for Principe's depression will win swift appr
were still, unclear last night. Some spokesman said t
residents said family difficulties may normal governme
have led to the suicide. THOMAS BUTS
See STUDENT, Page 8 Washington, D.C.
Five people die
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP)- Five medicine
people in suburban Chicago died after swallowing Stores
capsules of Extra-Strength, Tylenol, and at least their she
three of them were poisoned by cyanide that had and pois
been put into the medicine, authorities said of calls f
yesterday. nation's
A sixth person was near death, and two others reliever.
were hospitalized with possible cyanide poisoning MAN
symptoms. Tylenol
THE MANUFACTURER recalled nearly 4.7 parently
million of the capsules and the medical examiner Drugs
said the case was being investigated as "possible ber-MC
homicide." states ea
Authorities said the cyanide was probably in- west, an
troduced sometime after the capsules left the from Ge(
plant in Fort Washington, Pa., where they are upstate 1
manufactured by McNeil Consumer Products Co. "We'v
The poison is not used in production of the know a
TOaAY
Praying for dollars?
S STANTON Powers of Santa Cruz, Calif., stood
and prayed, the automatic teller machine
continued to add. He watched his bank balance
rise from $1.17 to $1,600. Early the next morning,
Powers had $4.4 million. "Mr. Powers' very simple conten-
tion is that he prayed for the money and his prayers were
answered," his attorney, Marcello DiMauro, said yester-

Marine

killed

in Beirut
explosion

From AP and UPI
The accidental explosion of an{ ar-
tillery shell killed one U.S. Marine and
injured three others near Beirut's in-
ternational airport yesterday, inflicting
the first casualties among Marines at-
tempting to restore stability to
Lebanon.
j One of the survivors was in serious
condition with groin injuries and the
other two were slightly wounded, said
Marine spokesman Lt. Gregory van
AP Photo Houten.,
HE SAID THE area where the ex-
plosion occurred had been swept for
inging explosives to prepare for the landing of
rwmand several hundred Marines at the airport,
which had, just been reopened by

President Amin Gemayel after a nearly
four-month shutdown. The unexploded:
parts that later blew up must have been
undetected in the sweep, Van Housten
said.
Lt. Commander Mark Stoll in Beirut
said it was originally thought the
casualties were caused by a cluster
bomb, the controversial U.S.-made
weapon dropepd by Israel during its in-
vasion of Lebanon. But Stoll said it was
later discovered to have been an unex-
ploded 155mm shell used by Israeli ar-
tillery gunners. Palestine Liberation
Organization guerrillas use different
caliber artillery.
They were the first casualties among
See MARINE, Page 5

marines arrive in west Beirut yesterday, carrying personal weapons and boxes of ammunition, br
U.S. troops in Lebanon to 1,200. Tanks and other heavy vehicles will arrive tomorrow, a cow

egress fails' to meet
13 budlget* deadline

MS
ght lost its race with the clock to keep the
d federal financial aid to students - from
the new fiscal year started at midnight,
night of partying.
Senate conference committee, however,
omise spending agreement that both say
roval today, and a Reagan administration
here probably will be no interruption of
nt operations.
TS, the University's representative in
said the compromise measure, called a

continuing resolution, will maintain student financial aid
funds at 1982-83 levels for the 1983-84 academic year.
"The fact that they didn't vote on the agreement in time to
meet the deadline will have no effect on the University," But-
ts said, adding that student aid will continue uninterrupted
"unless something very strange happens."
If the resolution passes both houses today, it will be sent to
President Reagan for approval or veto. Butts said if Reagan
vetoes the measure, Congress will work over the weekend to
clear it up. "By Monday," he said, "everything should be
taken care of."
TEMPERING HIS optimism somewhat, Butts added that
See CONGRESS, Page 5

Butts
... student aid unaffected

Reagan
bloops way
through
conference,,
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan, wh has been faulted before for
making factual mistakes in public ap-
pearances, gave his critics new grist by
committing some economic bloopers at
his news conference this week.
In defending an economic program
with the highest unemployment rate in
41 years, Reagan said Tuesday night
that unemployment has been rising for
the past decade, particularly during the
end of the Carter administration.
"ANt,, certainly," he added, "the
rate of increase in unemployment in the
last six months of 1980 was just about as
great as it has been at any time since,"
In fact, according to official figures
issued by the Labor Department, the
unemployment rate declined in the last
six months of 1980, from, 7.8 percent in
July to 7.3 percent in December.
There was a spurt in unemployment
during 1980, but it came early in the
year, when the jobless rate jumped
from 6.2 percent in February to 7.8 per-
cent in July - an increase of 1.4 percen-
See REAGAN, Page 2

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after consuming poisoned
taminated?' to 'Oh my God, I just took Extra- tamp
round the nation moved quickly to strip Strength Tylenol, am I going to die?" said Cathy of the
ves of the Johnson and Johnson product, Piccillo at the Indiana Poison Center, which "Iti
n centers were swamped with thousands reported some 50 calls yesterday afternoon. curr
om distressed consumers. Tylenol is the "PEOPLE JUST don't know where to turn. Toxic
best-selling over-the-counter pain They need reassurance," said Dr. James Eason of "We t
the Massachusetts Poison Information Center. 50 an
WHO called the centers had taken There were no confirmed reports of any cyani
apsules from the recalled lot and ap- poisoning in addition to the cases in suburban The
uffered no ill effects. Chicago. broth
bearing the recalled lot num- Stock in Johnson & Johnson, which holds Mac- Heigh
880-were distributed to stores in all Neil Consumer Products as a wholly-owned sub- comm
t of the Mississippi and in several to the sidiary, dropped sharply on the New York Stock The
recalled bottles were found yesterday Exchange. The price of each share fell $3 to close in exi
rgia and South Carolina to Rhode Island, at $43.12. sul of
ew York, and Minnesota. ROBERT KNIFFEN, a spokesperson for Mc- suffer
had questions ranging from 'Do you Neil Consumer Products Co., said the company not ex
lything about Tylenol being con- had been notified that two bottles "have been

Tylenol
ered with and cyanide poison added to some
capsules."
is impossible to tell when the tampering oc-
ed," said Dr. Michael Schaffer, chief
ologist with the medical examiner's office.
tested three capsules from each container of
nd one of the three from each contained
ide.."
e series of deaths began Wednesday with two
ers in the western suburb of Arlington
hts and a 12-year-old girl in the neighboring
munity of Elk Grove Village.
e wife of one of the brothers was hospitalized
:tremely critical condition after taking a cap-
f the medication. Doctors said her brain had
red "a great deal of damage" and she was
xpected to live.

- ministration spokesmen have not been contacted for com-

DiMauro said. Powers went home, but unable' to sleep,
returned to the bank at 5:30 a.m. and "discovered his
balance was in excess of $4 million," DiMauro said. A bank
officer suggested that Powers-not God-had punched in
spurious deposits. Powers denied it. "If the money belongs
to the bank, Fd like to see them keep it," DiMauro said.
"But I'd like to see them prove it."O
Eat your greens
1' /TOM WASN'T KIDDING around when she told you

ministration spokesmen have not been contacted for com-
ment on whether ketchup will do the trick. Ql
Let your streetlights do the talking
JAPAN HAS another first-streetlights that talk when
you should and shouldn't be walking across the street.
The country that has ovens telling chefs when the dish is
ready and cars reminding drivers to buckle up is trying to
reduce jaywalking and the traffic accidents it brings. The
city of Urawa has installed streetlights with speakers. A
recorded woman's voice politely instructs pedestrians to
"PIaacP wait a mmnt" nr "per eorn areulv"

ties with the ROTC program.
Also on this day in history:
* 1973-Actress Jane Fonda headed up a rally at Hill
Auditorium asking for the release of South Vietnamese
political prisoners.
" 1951-Engineering Dean George Brown said that
although there is an increasing demand for engineers, "a
little shortage of them can be a good thing."
" 1908-Tryouts were held for the University's 20-piece
band "to arouse enthusiasm at the weekend football
games."

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