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Vol. XCIII, No. 98
Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 29, 1983
Med. School faces
25% enrollment cut
By SCOTT KASHKIN
The outlook is grim for the University's
medical school, which has lost 15 percent of its
budget due to cuts in state and federal support
over the past four years. The nationally ac-
claimed institution now suffers from a
deteriorating curriculum, school officials
Following a growing national trend, Univer-
sity administrators have proposed a medical
school enrollment reduction which they feel is
the only realistic option for preserving
academic quality as well as keeping it affor-
STATE SUPPORT, which comprises a major
portion of the classroom instruction budget,
has consistently dropped over the past few
years, necessitating either a 25 percent
enrollment cut or a large tuition increase, of-
"Over the past three to four years, reduc-
tions to the medical school have totalled 12 to 15
percent (of its budget) and something has to
give .. . It would take a 30 percent tuition in-
crease to make up for the funding losses," said
Peter Ward, interim dean of the medical
Pressure for immediate action has grown.
"The ultimate decision of medical school class
size must, be made by February or the ad-
missions committee cannot proceed with any
program (for next fall)," said Ward.
THE STATE HAS also exerted its influence
to reduce enrollment.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Billy
Frye cited a state study of the health care
system when he first suggested the possible
reductions to the Regents in November 1981.
Since then, further investigation has shown the
necessity for immediate consideration and the
Regents briefly discussed the issue at their
December meeting, but postponing action.
The University medical school is not the only
one to suffer these days. At a meeting of state
medical school deans last month, Wayne State
set as a goal a reduction of 18 percent and the
two medical schools at Michigan State Univer-
sity agreed to curtail their enrollment and call
off an expansion project.
THE MEETING HAD been prompted by a
state call for a reduction in enrollment in state
medical schools. Lenore Paredis, executive
director for the Michigan Council of Medical
School Deans said the State Committee of
Management and Budget had suggested the
cuts because of dwindling state resources.
The study cited by Frye had been conducted
by the state Department of Management and
Budget under the Milliken administration, and
had indicated a physician surplus by 1999,
which would drive up health care costs to unaf-
Health costs would rise, the department said,
because the doctors would tend to administer
unnecessary health care to drum up business
during a physician surplus.
NOT EVERYONE AGREES with the state's
verdict, however. Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) said he would probably vote against
such sizeable reductions because he maintains
the projected surplus would work itself out. "I
would rather have the law of supply and
demand take care of that," he said.
Vice President f ' State Relations Richard
Kennedy has repea edly said the reductions
will not occur unless the state assures the
University it will not make further reductions
on a per capita basis as the enrollment drops.
Baker said the University had promised to
consider reductions suggested by the state in
exchange for state support of the Replacement
REGENT NELLIE Varner (D-Detroit) said
she also remembered a tie between an
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jBy NEIL CHASE
School of Natural Resources students
launched a plan yesterday to divert
their tuition into the school's general
fund in protest of the proposed cuts in
the school's budget.
But University officials said last
night the students' tuition checks will not
be acceptable as tuition payments, and
won't even be cashed by the University.
MEMBERS OF the Ad-Hoc Commit-
Itee of Concerned SNR Students enlisted
about 50 people in the new protest
yesterday, and expect many more to
sign up next week, according to
graduate student Martha Tableman.
Tableman said the students modeled
their plan after similar tactics anti-
military groups have used to protest the
use of federal income tax dollars for
military purposes. The plan is designed
to attract attention to the school's plight
and to force the Regents to question the
'University budget committee's
recommendation that the school's
budget be trimmed by one-third.
Protesting students will endorse their
tuition checks so the money only can be
deposited into the school's general
fund. But University officials maintain
the checks will not be credited toward
"THEORETICALLY, if we went
based on their (the students')
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gover-
nment's main economic forecasting
guage took its biggest jump in more
than two years last month. Private
economists quickly declared the long
recession over, but the Reagan ad-
ministration. more cautiously said
recovery would start either this month
No one predicted robust recovery
soon, however, based on the Commerce
Department report yesterday. -
THE INDEX of Leading Indicators, a
compilation of measures designed to
show future economic trends, rose 1.5
percent in December, the department
That was the largest gain since a 2.8
percent burst -in September 1980 as the
nation was pulling out of that year's
short but steep recession.
As for the more recent downturn,
which began in July 1981, more and
more analysts are saying it is over.
"THE LONG-awaited economic
recovery is no longer illusory," said
John Albertine,, president of the
American Business Conference, a
group of midsize, growing companies.
"The sharp rise in the December in-
dex, combined with other positive
statistics for the month, implies that
December marked the turning point for
the economy," he said.
Lawrence Chimerine, chairman of
the Chase Econometrics forecasting
firm, said, "At least for now, the
recession ended in December."
HOWEVER, HE added, that doesn't
mean "things are entirely OK again.
We've got a long way to go to get back
to real economic health."
The Reagan administration, burned
by past recovery predictionsthat didn't
come true, has been slow to declare the
recession at an end.
At the White House yesterday, Martin
Feldstein, chairman of the president's
Council of Economic Advisers, said of
ficials expect overall economic output
in the current first quarter of 1983 to be
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Nadean Dawson of Madera, Calif. is up to her knees in water as she attempts to salvage a lamp from her flooded home.
More than 1,400 people were left homeless as a result of violent storms in California yesterday.
Viol ent storms batter California
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The week's
fourth and apparently fiercest storm
headed yesterday toward the battered
California coast, where residents were
digging out of more than 1,000 smashed
homes and bracing for more of the wor-
st siege of coastal flooding in years.
A new storm from the Gulf of Alaska
moved toward areas still reeling from
heavy rains and pounding tides that
sliced through piers and levees and
threw tons of sand and debris onto the
DAMAGE ESTIMATES topped $35
million in Northern California, and at
least seven people had died statewide
because of this week's weather, of-
More than 1,400 people had been for-
ced to leave their homes, said Anita
Garcia of the state Office of Emergency
After Thursday's onslaught from the
Pacific Ocean, Gov. George Deuk-
mejian declared the counties of Los
Angeles, San Diego, Marin, and San
Mateo disaster areas.
"THE POTENTIAL for additional
flooding this Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday is great," said forecasters for
the National Weather Service, who ex-
pected the new storm to be the most in-
tense of the series.
The brunt of the new storm will hit
Southern California with as much as 5
inches of rain, westerly winds 20 to 30
mph and more than 7-foot tides, the
weather service said.
The Super Bowl isn't expected to be
affected by the rain because the Rose
Bowl field in Pasadena is covered by a
tarpaulin, officials said.
he stalks his victim
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a OK after heart attack
From staff and wire reports
Famed jazz drummer Buddy Rich,
scheduled to perform last night at Hill
Auditorium, was listed in satisfactory
d condition at University Hospital after
suffering a heart attack and undergoing
emergency bypass surgery.
Rich, 65, suffered what appeared to
be a heart attack yesterday morning at
the Campus Inn. He entered the main
emergency room, accompanied by his
road manager, at about 10:30 a.m. suf-
fering from severe chest pains.
AN X-RAY exam of Rich's heart
revealed two of three blood vessels
leading to his heart were virtually
blocked and emergency surgery was
Jazz drummer Buddy Rich was listed in satisfactory condition at University ordered.
Hospital last night after suffering a heart attack. Following the four-hour operation,
Rich was placed in the intensive care
unit. Dr. Marvin Kirsch, head surgeon
at the, hospital, said he was "very
pleased" with the results of the surgery
and said he expects Rich will make a
good recovery. Heart muscle damage
was minimal, according to a hospital
The concert, which featured the
University of Michigan Jazz Band and
the Washtenaw Community College Big
Band, as well as the Buddy Rich Band,
went on as scheduled.
AFTER RICH'S attack concert
promoters flew in drummer Danny
D'Imperio, who has appeared with
Maynard Ferguson and Woody Her-
man, as Rich's replacement, according
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By CHERYL BAACKE
Campus security guards and Ann Ar-
bor policemen stormed the Michigan
Union yesterday after a Union em-
ployee reported seeing someone on the
fourth floor with binoculars and a gun.
To their surprise, however, all they
found was an LSA sophomore armed
with a dart gun.
LARRY LITOGOT said he was min-
ding his own business on the fourth floor
of the Michigan Union yesterday mor-
ning when he looked out a window and
saw someone directing traffic outside.
He said he thought it was just an or-
dinary traffic jam until an anxious
campus security guard approached
him and asked Litogot about the dart
Sun and binoculars he was carrying.
Only then did Litogot realize the
security guard and three or four Ann
Arbor policement thought he was a
real-live killer, wielding a real-live gun.
BUT LITOGOT is not a killer - he is
just one of the players in South Quad's
Assassin game, which began on Jan. 17
with 84 residents from Bush and Gom-
berg houses. E.ach "assassin" is
equipped with a gun and three darts to
aid them in their fight to be the game's
LITOGOT said he has spent time at
his Union post for the past few days
watching other players outside so he
could figure out their class schedules
and have a better chance of killing
"We suspected it might be real," said
Campus Security Director Walt
Stevens. "Those suspicious kinds of
things could be quite disastrous."
Litogot said he thought the confusion
arose because his gun was brown and
could have looked real, and that he un-
derstood the need to check him out
more closely. "They got a little upset,"
he said, "but they were effective at
doing their job." Campus security let
Litogot go after he explained the
"I had no intention of 'killing' anyone
in the Union," Litogot said. "It was just
a vantage point." He added he did the
same thing last year, but never had any
problems - until yesterday.
Something completely different
B ROADWAY STARS, top name musical groups,
and world-reknowned magicians will be nowhere
near East Quad tonight when the Quad's annual
No-Talent show takes to the stage at 8 p.m., but it
should be an interesting evening. Musicians, actors, and a
Not a moving violation
I F YOU THINK the Ann Arbor police are tough when it
comes to parking tickets, you should try the Boston
police. Meter maids ticketed a parked car at least twice
while the vehicle's owner was slumped dead over the
steering wheel with a puncture wound to his neck, Boston
police said. The victim, identified as William Hui, 37, of
Boston, had parked on Beacon Street near the Boston
Public Garden. "The car had been ticketed twice, once at
10:50 a.m. and once at 2:30 p.m. The door of the car was
open and he had the keys to the car in his hand," said police
spokesman Brian McMasters. He added that police did not
Wavy warmth for wild ones
F DORM LIVING is getting you down, consider moving
in with some of the animals at the San Diego Zoo. The
newest amenity these lucky animals have garnered are
waterbeds. And, lest a lion freeze his fur, the beds are,
heated to a comfortable 75 to 80 degrees. The first bed was
given to a Chinese wild dog which pretended to be pregnant.
"She's attached to it," said zoo physiologist Andrew John,
Phillips. "It would be very hard to take it away." Fifteen of
the 100-pound waterbeds have been given to animals at the
zoo including an Indochinese leopard, a spider monkey and
her baby. Phillips reports that so far he's heard no com-
that the company's policies were racist.
Also on this date-in history:
" 1910 - University faculty warned women from eating in
Chinese restaurants because of the "ill repute" into which
the Chinese population of the state had fallen.
" 1941 -University President Ruthvens announced that a
school of public health would be established at Michigan.
* 1965 - Two men's residence halls established escort
services for University women after recent assaults near