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Ninety-four Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Depressing
Mostly cloudy today with a 30
percent chance of showers. High
around 60.

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Vol. XCIV -- No. 12

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 21, 1983

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

Reagan to
propose
Soviet-U.S.
weapons
reduction
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan is preparing to propose to the
Soviet Union that each side remove two
strategic nuclear warheads from their
arsenals for every new one deployed, a
senior U.S. official said yesterday.,
The move to integrate the "build-
down concept into the U.S. negotiating
position at the. Geneva arms control
talks is certain to improve prospects for,
congressional approval of the MX
missile program.
A NUMBER OF KEY senators, in-
cluding Democrat Sam Nunn of
Georgia and Republican William Cohen
of Maine, have urged Reagan's shift to
the build-down approach. He indicated
last spring he might be receptive, but
did not officially embrace the i lea in a
subsequent round of changes in the U.S.
position in the Strategic Arms Reduc-
tion Talks.
See WEAPONS, Page 3

Blast rocks
home of

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Th
ambassador's residence in a I
suburb came under shellfire last
and American warships responde
a 10-minute barrage against the g
in the hills overlooking the capital
~: w Embassy spokesman John St
said the naval bombardment "u
response to the shelling at or very
to the U.S. residence. To the b
my knowledge, the residence wa
.. hit. I know, however, that no on
'N .k been hurt. As far as I know, th
bassador was home tonight."
IN COLUMBIA, S.C., Whitel
x.spokesman Larry Speakes
AP Photo President Reagan was told tha
Sambassador's residence came
An armed Lebanese soldier runs alongside a tank as U.S. and Lebanese army troops fight off an attack by Syrian-backed 'heavy shelling."
Druse militiamen. This is the first time American military personnel have been in the front lines since the Lebanese "We don't have any reports
civil war resumed 17 days ago. juries," Speakes said.

official
e U.S. Some artillery rounds landed inside
Beirut the compound but he had no report of
night the extent of damage, he said.
dwith THE SHELLING began shortly
unner before midnight, and Beirut was
I. shaken by blasts from the warships just
ewart offshore as they opened fire.
Nas in U.S. Marine spokesman Maj. Robert
y near Jordan said the destroyer John
est of Rodgers and the guided missile cruiser
as not Virginia "responded" to firing near
e has Dillon's residence in a suburb east of
e am- Beirut. He said the residence was not
hit and the 1,200 Maines in the
House peacekeeping force went on "Condition
said One" alert at their positions near the
t the Beirut airport.
under People along Beirut's beachfront said
they saw flashes lighting up the sky
of in- from the warships and they believed at
See DIPLOMATS, Page 2

Minority center reopens
but troubles persist

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Trotter House, the University's min-
ority student center, reopened this fall
looking better physically but troubled
by as many internal problems as ever.
After closing for much of the summer
to undergo some $70,000 worth of
renovations, the center has begun
operations again, but it lacks a direc-
tor. John Powell, who served as acting
director of the center for two years until
the renovations began in April, was
fired from his University position over
the summer and has not been replaced,
according to Saline Hitchcock, the
Michigan Student Assembly's minority
affairs representative.
POWELL WAS the sixth or seventh
Trotter House director since the center
opened 13 years ago as a result of the
1970. Black Action Movement strike,
said Thomas Easthope, the Univer-
sity's assistant vice president for
student services, who oversees the cen-
ter.
The director's position was posted for
applications about five weeks ago,

'I think programs are suffering ... but in
the end, I think they'll gain.'
- David Robinson
assistant director of admissions

Easthope said. But after one pool of
candidates was considered, the position
was re-posted to find a wider range of
applicants, he said.
The search committee "thought they
didn't get as many applicants as they
thought they would," Easthope said.
"We're looking for the best qualified
person who can deal with the con-
stituency."
EASTHOPE cited the relatively low
salary designated for the director as a
contributing reason for the position's
high turnover. "It is not the pay that
would attract someone for a lifetime
career," he said.
Easthope said he wasn't sure of the
exact salary. But Powell, who had been
with the University since 1977 and was

an assistant director in the University's
Office of Community Services, made
$21,658 last year, according to Univer-
sity records.
Hitchcock, the MSA representative
who is serving on the search commit-
tee, said salary was not the problem.
She said that political differences bet-
ween the directors and the University
over how to handle minority student
problems is the reason.
IN THE meantime, some observers
say the center is being hurt without a
director.
Hitchcock said that the lack of a
director "is going to hurt in terms of
programming."
See CENTER, Page 3

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Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Reflections
The glassed in walls of the Power Center provide two views in a single glance as these people await the start'of a fashion
show last night.
Board iles injunction to
orce teachers to work

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By BARBARA MISLE
Ann Arbor school board officials
yesterday asked a federal judge to in-
tervene in the city's 15-day-old
teachers' strike.
The board filed for an injunction to;
force teachers back to work. U.S.
District Court Judge Ross Campbell is,
scheduled to hear the complaint at 1:30
p.m. today.
FRUSTRATION OVER stalled
negotiations and increasing pressure
from parents prompted the board to
take legal action, said Robert Moseley,
assistant school superintendent.
The school board office has received

more than 200 calls from angry parents.
since the strike began Sept. 6, and more,
than half said they supported legal ac-
tion, said Moseley.
Although board officials announced
Sunday that they were considering
taking teachers to court, union mem-
bers said they were surprised by the
abrupt move.
"We are a little surprised and disap-
pointed that they've elected to (go to
court) at this point," said Larry Merx,
spokesman for the Ann Arbor
Education Association, the teachers'
union.
But Merx said teachers are hoping

that a judge's intervention will speed up
a . settlement. Talks have been
deadlocked over wage increases and
health insurance coverage.
Teachers are asking for a 4 percent
wage increase' while board officials are
offering only a 2.5 percent hike.
Teachers also are refusing the board's
request that they give up their current
insurance policy through the Michigan
Educational Special Services Ad-
ministration (MESSA), for a com-
parable, less-expensive plan.
A Mediator has been called in to help
both sides negotiate the two disputed
issues.

What's the Rush?

Amidst the many fraternity rush banners floating above the Diag this week, this rebellious note flies near the
Engineering arch. The non-conformist message appears courtesy of two "independent" engineering college seniors
who said they wanted to tell freshmen that yes, "There is a viable alternative."

TODAY
Unhealthy appetite
A GOLDEN LABRADOR with the appetite of a
billy goat is being sent to obedience school after mun-
ching on her masters paycheck, tin cans, clothes, china,
and kitchen pots. "Ever since we got her she has been

local dog trainer whom the Woods enlisted for help said it
might take several months - to get Sacha to eat only dog
food, she said.
Facts of life
ANEW GAME in which players move around a board
with egg and sperm tokens is now on the market to help
tongue-tied parents tell children about the facts of life, says
its creator. On the outside of the 'Humanopoly" game box,

for the game because parents have repeatedly told her they
would like to discuss the facts of life with their children but
find it hard to deal with the subject. The game is designed
for a parent to play with the child, and has different games
for two age groups. An optional level that can be ordered
gives information on contraception.
The Daily almanac

The evaluations were used when students requested
references for graduate schools or jobs.
S1968-The University announced it would survey the
students to determine if they wanted the LSA foreign
language requirement changed.
" 1968-A student and faculty committee decided that
although classified research at the University needed
tighter control, it should not be completely banned from
campus.

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