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Struggling

in Student GovtSeeendayazi

Making sense
of the insanity plea
See editorial, Page 4

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Prudent
Partly sunny today with a high
in the mid-30s. Turning colder
tonight with a chance of freezing
rain or snow with a low in the
mid-20s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 91

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 21, 1983

Ten Cents.

Twelve Pages

ILIR to
get smalier
budget cut
than first
projected
By JIM SPARKS
The Institute of Labor and Industrial
Relations, saved from elimination last
September, will be cut even less than
originally expected, according to a plan
revealed at yesterday's Regents
meeting.
In September, a top University
budget panel recommended the in-
stitute's general fund budget be cut by
two-thirds. But under the new plan
worked out by the institute's director Graduate student
and the University's executive officers, favor of the Scho
only half its budget will be cut.
WHETHER OR NOT the institute will
have to cut staff members will depend N4
on its success in attracting more sup-
port from industry, labor, and the By GLEN YOUNG
government.
"There's a fairness in the plan in that School of Natura
if we're productive, we'll keep our jobs, chided the Uni
and if we can't prove our program is yesterday for w
worthwhile, then our jobs are in "biased" review of

Reagan has
high hopes
for economy

Daily Photoby DOUG McMAHON"
t Tania Hurie testifies before the Board of Regents yesterday. Hurie was one of several who spoke in
ol of Natural Resources.
students protest cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan, who swept into office
promising prosperity and balanced
budgets, observed the midpoint of his
term yesterday contending the nation
was entering "a season of hope" even if
economic recovery has so far proved
elusive.
After two years in office, Reagan con-
tinued to blame the state of the
economy, at its worst since World War
II, on his predecessors. "This recession
had been coming on for several years
and gradually growing worse," he said.
REAGAN SAID his greatest satisfac-
tion had been setting on the right course
a nation "that was skidding
dangerously-in the wrong direction."'
At an informal news conference
marking the second anniversary of his
term, Reagan vowed to resist any effort
in Congress to reduce the government's
budget deficits by repealing the tax

cuts scheduled to go into effect over the
next two years.
"I am determined that the two
remaining tax cuts of our program will
be put in place," he said of the 1981 tax
law he had sponsored. He referred to a
10 percent cut in personal income tax
rates that takes effect this July and a
permanent "indexing" change begin-
ning in 1985 that prevents people from
being pushed into higher tax brackets
because of income gains stemming
solely from inflation.
ASKED IF he plans to push for more
fundamental tax changes in the form of
a flat-rate approach, Reagan confir-
med he is considering a move toward a
flat-rate system under which deduc-
tions would be reduced and rates
lowered.
"Our income tax has become so com-
plicated that virtually no one can han-
See REAGAN, Page 6

1 Resources students
versity's Regents
hat they called a
the school.
mmittee brought its
ask of evaluating the

School of Natural Resources," SNR
graduate student Tania Hurie said. "It
also brought its personal biases."
HURIE SAID the review committee's
suggestion to shift the school from five
to two programs to eliminate
duplication of course material was

shallow because the reviewers simply
looked at a course catalog instead of
requesting departmental syllabi.
"If the committee had availed them-
selves of other evaluation techniques
beyond an on-paper evaluation, they
See NR, Page 9

See ILIR, Page 9

nThe review co.
expertise to the ta

Councilman
recommends
safer locks
for rental units

By SHARON SILBAR
Ann Arbor landlords may be forced to make their
houses and apartments safer for the tenants who live
in them if a new crime-prevention plan is approved
by City Council next week.
The proposed city ordinance would require lan-
dlords to install heavier deadbolt locks on entry doors
and add secure window locks and dowel rods for
sliding doors.
LANDLORDS, WHO are- already facing the
possibility of a new law requiring them to add costly
insula'tion to their properties, will probably oppose
the idea. But they will face an impressive list of op-
ponents if they decide to fight it, including the police
chief and a number of local citizens groups.
It will cost landlords about $50, including labor, to
make the security improvements, said Councilmem-
ber Lowell Peterson (D-First Ward), who is spon-
soring the proposal on behalf of the Citizens' Ad-

visory Committee on Rape Prevention.
Though landlords will probably not relish the idea
of making another investment in their properties, it is
in their best interests to do so, said Jerry Wright, a
crime - prevention specialist with the Ann Arbor
police.
"THIS IS a case of landlords minimizing their risk
of being sued," he said. Nationwide, tenants are
beginning to sue landlords for inadequate security
systems, Wright explainesli. Initially, the cost may
be great but in the long run it will work to the lan-
dlord's advantage,", he said.
The city of Madison, Wis., enacted a similar or-
dinance in 1981 and has since experienced a 47 per-
cent decrease in serious crimes that are committed
after a criminal gains entry into a residence, Wright
said.
The National Organization for Women, the Assault
See NEW, Page 6

OSU cagers defeat
Michigan, 75-68

By LARRY FREED
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS -It has been a continual
learning experience for Bill Frieder's
young Wolverines. Tonight's lesson -
how to play Big Ten basketball NBA
style.
Ohio State's successful transition
game ran Michigan right out of its
chance for a much needed road victory,
as the Wolverines fell, 75-68, last night.
TONY CAMPBELL wassthebkey
recipient of the Buckeye's fast break,
netting a game high 23 points in addition

to grabbing eight rebounds and dishing
off four assists.
"Tonight we just pushed the ball up
court and made things happen," said
the junior forward, who bFoke out of a
personal slump. "I was trying to be
more myself today, playing better
defense and just trying to execute."
While Campbell was busy finding
himself on the court, the Wolverines
were finding the going tough early on
with Troy Taylor leading the Buckeye
attack on six consecutive transition
See CAMPBELL, Page 12

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No snow,
no show,
no money
for local
ski areas
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Everyone dreams of a white Christ-
mas but ski resorts depend on it. But
when January rolls along and there's
still no snow, it can mean a financial
avalanche for ski area operators.
This year's mild weather has
definitely taken its toll on ski resorts
around the state. "It's making us all
cry here," said Mike Lents, hill
manager at Pine Knob in Clarkston.
AFTER OPENING on Dec. 10, the
resort lost its snow and didn't open
again until Jan. 4, adding up to 32 days
of skiing. Lents estimated business if
off by about 50 percent.
See SNOW, Page 9

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
This empty chair lift at Mt. Brighton yesterday is just one reminder of'the
harmful economic effects of this year's snowless winter.

Sidew alk sale Doily Photo by DUU McMAHON
Sun bathing may be out of the question, but sidewalk sales have started already. This bathtub was sighted on a Main
Street front lawn.

TODAY
Snow dance
NTERESTED IN making a little money over Spring
Break? Snowblower salesman Pat Yellen, of
Schenectady, N.Y., is so desperate that he's ad-
vertised for a "professional Indian" to perform a

Dirty laundry
A N IOWA STATE representative who says voters are
"fed up with dirty politics" is pushing a bill in the Iowa
house that would ban candidates from telling lies about
each other. "I think the people are way ahead of us on this,"
Rep. Sue Mullins said. "There were some dirty campaigns.
in the last election, and those who were doing it generally got
beaten." Mullins' bill would ban political candidates from
making "false or misleading statements during a cam-
paign. "It essentially says you can't lie about your op-

from a Soviet satellite that could land in their backyard.
The policy insures San Bernardino subscribers anywhere in
the world against injury or property damage in case
Cosmos 1402 comes down to earth on their property. "It's a
tongue-in-cheek bit of whimsy," said Roy DuFour, the
Sun's director of promotion and research. "Considering
most of the earth is water, and most of our readers are in
this small corner of the world, the odds are astronomoical.
But the insurance is real enough." Soviet officials have said
their nuclear-powered satellite has run out of power and it
expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere later this mon-

Also on this date in history:
* 1913 - Missouri Governor Herbert Hadley speaking
before a packed house at University Hall said, "great in-
terest in politics would prevent its present evils; "
" 1925 - Leon Trotsky is dismissed as Soviet War
minister by the Central committee of the Communist par-
ty;
" 1933 - Dean of Women Alice Lloyd announced that the
literature school is not ready for the honor system. She said
she believed such a system is "something to strive for." Q

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