'U' prof says
Riley case may
hurt court image
The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 22, 1983-Page 3
U.S. open to
Soviet ideas for
LANSING (UPI) - An attorney
representing former Gov. William
Milliken suggested in a brief filed
yesterday that the reputation of the
Michigan Supreme Court could be af-
fected on how it handles the case of
Justice Dorothy Riley.
James White, a reknowned Univer-
sity of Michigan law professor, made
the pitch in a lengthy and impassioned
friend of the court brief filed in defense
of Riley's right to continue serving.
BRIEFS ALSO HAVE been filed by
Riley's attorney and Solicitor General
Louis Caruso, who is seeking the
justice's ouster from the court.
Oral arguments in the case are set for
Riley was appointed by Milliken late
last year to replace the late Justice
Blair Moody, who died shortly after
winning election to a new, eight-year
MILLIKEN CONTENDS Riley may
serve until after the next general elec-
tion in the fall of 1984.
Gov. James Blanchard and Attorney
General Frank Kelley argue her right
to serve ran out when Moody's old term
expired at the end of last year.
The case has political implications
because Moody, like Blanchard and
Kelley, was a Democrat. Riley, like
Milliken, is a Republican.
White also discussed the con-
stitutional and legal issues in the case,
as did Caruso and Frederick Buesser,
Caruso said Riley cannot continue
serving because explicitly missing
from the state Constitution is any
"holdover" provision permitting
justices to stay on until a successor is
elected and qualified.
Buesser and White contended the
language on appointees is clear cut -
they serve until the Jan. 1 following the
next general election after they are ap-
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan's arms negotiator said yester-
day that the United States would
seriously consider any Moscow
proposal to eliminate medium-range
nuclear missiles,: "if the Soviet side
Paul Nitze said he is returning to
talks in Geneva prepared to negotiate
seriously on intermediate-range
"BUT IN ORDER to negotiate
seriously," Nitze added, "it requires
give on the Soviet side. If the Soviets
side gives, then I am sure we will give
serious consideration to any serious
proposal of theirs."
But when asked directly if the United
States was locked in on its "zero-zero"
plan, Nitze replied, "I won't answer
Under the zero-zero plan, the United
States would cancel deployment of 572
cruise and Pershing II missiles in
Western Europe in return for the Soviet
Union dismantling 590 intermediate-
range missiles targeted at Western
MOSCOW HAS offered to reduce its
arsenal to 162 missiles - matching the
number of French and British missiles
- if the U.S. deployment is canceled.
The American proposal calls for the
Soviets to remove the 245 SS-2 missiles
they have deployed in the European
part of the Soviet Union in exchange for
cancellation of the deployment of 572
new American Pershing 2 and cruise
Meanwhile, the leaders of West Ger-
many's Social Democratic Party urged
the United States yesterday to offer the
Soviet Union something more than its
"zero option" plan for reduction of
nuclear missiles in Europe.
BUT THE LEADER of the conser-
vative forces in the campaign for the
March 6 national election, Chancellor
Helmut Kohl, said the zero option is the
best way to re-establish the balance of
power in Europe.
The new leader of the opposition
Social Democratic party, Hans-Jochen
Vogel, told a party conference the
Americans must show some movement
in the Geneva talks. He said the
Americans should respond with coun-
terproposals to the Soviets' recent offer
to reduce their arsenal of SS-20 missiles
targeted on Western Europe if the Nor-
th Atlantic Treaty Organization cancels
its plans to start deploying new U.S.
rockets in West Germany and othe
European countries this fall.
The Soviet rejection of this was em-
phasized to West Germany's officials
and public last week by Foreign
Minister Andrei Gromyko during an of-
ficial visit. As an alternative, Soviet
Communist Party chief Yuri Andropov
on Dec. 22 offered to reduce SS-20
deployment to the total of French and
British missiles, reportedly 162. But the
SS-20s each have triple nuclear
warheads, while the British and French
rockets have single warheads.
NITZE, TRYING TO blunt Soviet ef-
forts to woo European support for its
arms proposals portrayed Moscow as
being more interested in arms buildup
than arms control.
"I go now to Geneval hopeful that the
Soviets will see the folly of seeking to
divide and intimidate our alliance," he
OSLO, Norway (AP) - His classmates
called him "the leper," because
measles had left his 12-year-old body
scarred. His mother said children ten-
tied to blame him when things went
One day, distraught, the boy took a
rope and hanged himself.
HIS DEATH and those last year of
four other Norwegian boys, ages 10-14
have turned Norway's attention to the
question of young suicides and what
causes them. Three of the five were in
the Arctic Circle town of Tremsee, the
other two in Oslo, the capital.
National newspapers attributed the
deaths of the 12-year-old and at least one
of the other Tromsee boys to "long-
lasting harassment at and outside
The 12-year-old's mother, who asked
hot to be identified, told the Oslo
newspaper Dagbladet that her son was
harassed both in and out of school
especially after he and a friend ac-
cidentally set fire to an old empty
"AFTER THAT he was blamed for
every wrong thing that happened in our
area. Other children always put the
blame on him," she said. "Shortly
before his death, he was acccused of
having stolen some flower bulbs. I
think that was too much for him."
School Superintendent Alf Karlsen,
quoting psychological experts, denied
that any of the Tremsee deaths was
caused solely by harassment.
"But we realize the problem of
harassment exists here, just as it exists
at many schools in our country, and we
have set up a committee which by Mar-
ch will make proposals to combat it,"
NORWEGIANS call harassment
among children "mobbing," a word
borrowed from English. "Mobbing" is
the common denominator for teasing
and other forms of minor harassment
as well as deliberate and systematic,
even violent, persecution.
Karlsen said the new committee in-
cludes representatives of schools and
organizations dealing with children's
"The proposals will be directed
toward pupils, teachers and parents
alike," he said. "We must cooperate or
all levels to solve the mobbing
PROFESSOR Dan Olweus of Bergen
University, who studies school
harassment and wrote a book "School
Rowdies and Their Victims," estimates
that between 25,000 and 30,000 children
are harassed seriously in Norway every
year, mostly at school.
"The victims are usually the
psychologically and physically
weakest, the most emotionally unsure
and anxious," Olweus said. "They fail
to report the harassment because they
are afraid of being treated even wor-
Olweus' current project, in Sweden,
is a study of whether harassment of
children causes lasting harm. Nine
hundred volunteers, victims of
harassment and former admitted school
bullies have been observed over several
years and remain subjects of the
"THERE IS seldom only one reason
for suicides among kinds, but
harassment can often be a contributing
factor," Olweus said.
In Norway, there was an average of
one suicide a year among every 100,000
children under 14 in the 1960s, 2 per
100,000 in 1971-75 and one per 100,000 in
Since 1980, however, "It worries us
that the rate in this age group has in-
creased to 3 per 100,000," said Dr. Per
Nyhus, head of teh National Center for
- Children and Youth Psychiatry.
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Prof. F. DeWolfe Miller examines an influenza culture in his University
laboratory. Miller is looking for student subjects to help him perfect a new
remedy for winter's worst - the flu.
Researchers use flu
outbreak to test drugw
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of today's innovative jazz, while hearkening back and incorporating the rich
diversity of jazz history," says Weekend magazine of the group, which will
perform at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Gargoyle-Lenny, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Hutchins Hall.
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Professional Theatre Program - "The Diary of a Madman," 8 p.m., New
Canterbury Loft - "Equus," 8 p.m., Residential College Theatre.
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THE NEW DRUG, rimantadine,
already is used widely in the Soviet
Union, Miller said. It has been studied
on both animals and humans in the
United States. He said rimantadine is
similar to and may even prove more
successful than another flu remedy,
amantadine, which is currently on the
Rimantadine "has very few side ef-
fects . .. fewer than the drug on the
market today," Miller said.
In the study, volunteers will be given
From AP and UPI
KINGSTON, N.Y. - A Greyhound bus
bound for Montreal with 27 passengers
crashed into a tractor trailer on the
New York State Thruway yesterday,
killing at least two people and injuring
22, authorities said.
The front of the bus up to four rows
back was jammed inside the back of the
truck, according to reports from the
PASSENGERS in the first few rows
of the bus were reported to be the most
seriously injured and some were trap-
ped inside for more than two hours.
Emergency crews cut into the bus with
"jaws of life" equipment to rescue
At least 20 ambulances were called
from as far away as Albany, six miles
to the north and "all available EMTs
(emergency medical technicians)"
were asked to the scene two miles south
of this Hudson Valley city.
The accident occurred at 12:20 p.m.,
according to Art D'Isabel, a spokesman
for the Thruway Authority. The bus
had departed from the Port Authority
in New York City, 90 miles to the south.
KINGSTON Hospital administrator
Anthony Triuldi said 10 to 12 "critically
injured" people had been admitted to
the hospital and more were expected..
.Another dozen passengers were admit-
ted to Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
Steven McCardle, an emergency
medical technician, was one of the fir-
st to arrive at the scene.
"Everybody's personal effects were
all over the place," he said. "There
werewa couple of them (passengers)
that were obviously dead when we got
here. We were handing them out the
windows. At least 10 or 12 were trap-
ped... and they were all critical."
OFFICIALS withheld the identities of
a bottle of either rimantadine or a
placebo resembling the drug. During
the five days volunteers participate in
the tests they will be required to record
theirtemperatures and report their
progress, Miller said.
THREE WEEKS later, volunteers
will take a blood test to check for the
presence of specific antibodies, he said.
Students who wish to participate in
the experiment must go to Health Ser-
vices for a diagnosis at the beginning of
their illnesses, Miller said.
Reports from area convalescent
homes, schools, and clinics alerted the
researchers to the possible outbreak of
influenza, said Dr. Caesar Briefer,
director of Health Services. The first
cases of influenza Type A were
diagnosed in the middle of last week. To
date, only 10 to 15 cases have been con-
firmed, he said.
Briefer said he isn't sure whether the
outbreak is an epidemic, but the
researchers wanted "to catch it early
on" if it is.
''resource persons," as they are called
in the course descriptions, have
donated their time because of their firm
convictions about the need for social
change, which is the program's rallying
Internal medicine Prof. David
Bassett agreed. As the "resource per-
son" for a course on conscientious ob-
jection to taxation for war, Bassett said
it was his duty as a physician to try to
prevent war. "As someone concerned
with alleviating human suffering, I
cannot allow war to happen. There is
simply no choice in the matter," he
THIS IS NOT Canterbury Program's
first try at running a free university. A
similar program was begun in 1977.
Ellis said the time is ripe to try again.
"I see a resurgence of conscience,"
he said. "These things run in cycles.
This is a pilot program to see if the free
university concept appeals to
(Michigan) students today."
To publicize the program, Canter-
bury Programs has requested $200
from the Michigan Student Assembly,
though the program is not formally af-
filiated with the University, according
to Weber. Weber, who is also the editor
of the MSA newsletter, said Canterbury
made the request because the group
feels that the Free University will have
wide appeal among students.
If all goes well, Ellis said he expects
"several hundred" students to par-
ticipate in the various courses.
Canterbury Programs, which is run
by the Episcopal ministry on campus,
has a long tradition of social activism
on campus, Ellis said. In the late '60s
and early '70s it sponsored a cof-
feehouse which served as a gathering
place for people wanting to discuss
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'Free university recalls
spirit of the 1960s
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