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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 28, 1983 - Page 3

MSA to hire 'U'
budget researcher

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considers

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
The Michigan Student Assembly last
night voted to hire a budget researcher
to keep them better informed about how
the University makes budget decisions.
The newly-created position would pay
about $80 per week, and would require
the researcher to report on the progress
of the University's "five-year plan" to
reallocate $20 million.
MSA MEMBERS say they hope the
researcher will be able to tell them how
tuition increases are determined,
where the University could be cutting
back, and how various student fees are
established.
Last year, the assembly employed a
military researcher to check into
defense studies being conducted on
campus. This year, in addition to the
budget researcher, the assembly has
also created a coordinator position to
oversee volunteers working for MSA.
The assembly already employes Ann
Arbor Councilmember Larry Hunter to
report on problems minority students
face at the University.
IN OTHER action last night, assembly
members voted to urge law officials to

reduce charges against a 20-year-old
University student charged with selling
cocaine.
In a letter to police, attorneys and the
presiding judge, MSA asked that the
charge against the student be reduced
to a single count of possession, which
would allow the judge to remove the
violation from the student's record.
"I would just hate to see anyone 20
years old get hit by the book hard," said
MSA representative Tom Mendelssohn.
"I really think that would be a shame."
EIGHT representatives voted against
the motion. MSA vice president Jono
Soglin said he was concerned the ac-,
tion would create a precedent for future
assembly action.
In a move designed to make the
assembly "more efficient," MSA voted
to hold business meetings only on alter-
nating Tuesdays, instead of weekly.
On those Tuesdays when the assem-
bly is not meeting about business mat-
ters, members will meet in committee.
The proposal passed over-
whelmingly. "I'm tired of just sitting at
meetings and waiting to get something
done," said representative Paula Bass.

new tuition
payment plan

By JODY BECKER
University financial planners are
examining new ways to restructure the
way students pay their tuition each
term.
Among the proposals being examined
are options which would require tuition
payments in two parts-paid earlier
than the current three-installment
system requires-or which would move
the current payment schedule back by
30 days, effectively asking students to
pay a major portion of their tuition
before the term actually begins.
THE CHANGES are being con-
sidered, University Comptroller Chan-
dler Matthews said, because the
University's current policy has proven
to be less cost-effective than systems
used by other universities in the state.
He said bringing more money in earlier
would increase the amount of interest
the University could earn on its invest-
ments.
He said it is unlikely any changes
would be implemented this year.

"We always keep an eye on what
other schools are doing, so this is some
consistent analysis," Matthews said.
"We examine the whole spectrum of the
impact of a thing like this."
OFFICIALS first began discussing
changing the University's payment
policy two years ago, financial aid
director Harbey Grotrian said, but little
progress has been made toward
creating a concrete proposal.
He predicted that either proposal
would complicate finiancial aid
procedures because student accounts
are rarely credited with government
aid before early October. Both of the
new plans being studied would require
first payments several weeks before
then.
One of the options begin considered
for the two-payment plan would require
that half the tuition be paid during
registration.
Finance officials have scheduled a
Thursday meeting to discuss the
proposals.

America's loss AP Photo
John Bertrand, skipper of the Australia II, smiles as he receives the
America's Cup trophy, signifying the first American loss in the prestigious
sailing race in 132 years. The trophy, which has been bolted to a table in the
New York Yacht Club since 1851, had to be pried loose for the presentation
ceremony.

-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
The Progressive Student Network is sponsoring a silent candlelight march
tonight, beginning at 11 p.m. at the School of Public Health. Stops will in-
clude North Hall and President Shapiro's house, in a demonstration against
military research on campus.
Films
AAFC - Eleven Days in the Life of Martin Luther, 7:30 p.m., Dietrich
Bonhoeffer: Memories and Perspectives, 8 p.m., MLB 3.
CFT - How to Marry a Millionaire 7:30 p.m., Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,
9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild - In Cold Blood, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
Industrial Commonwealth Committee - Controlling Interest, 7:30 p.m.,
Anderson Rm., Union.
Performances
Germanic Languages - Open-air play, "The Pardon Peddler," 12:15
p.m., southwest corner of Law Quad.
Ann Arbor German Society Tricentennial Committee - German Armed
Forces Staff Band, 8 p.m., Hill.
Musical Society - Ballet Nacional Espanol, 8 p.m., Power Center.
School of Music - Open tower carillon demonstration, 4-5 p.m., Burton
Tower.
Ark - Mary Watkins and Gayle Marie with Jan Martinelli, '7:30 & 9:30
p.m., 142 Hill.
Washtenaw Community College - Michael Kernahan and his 21st Century
Steel Drum Band, 11 a.m., WCC Community Park.
U Club - Life Boys, 10 p.m.; Laugh Track, Bill Thomas, 8:30 p.m., Union.
Speakers
Chemistry - Organic seminar, Minn-Chang Cheng, "Collman's Reagent
& Its Application to Organic Synthesis," 4 p.m,., 400 Chem.
Chemical Eng. - James Wilkes, "FORTRAN IV Programming Language -
- liI," 7 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Psychiatry - Mark Gold, "Covert Hypothyroidism in Depression?" 10:30,
CPH Aud.
Rackham; Classical Studies; American Academy at Rome - Paul
Zanker, "Classicism & Archaism: A New Culture & the Language of its Ar-
tistic Forms," 4 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Intro to Sigfiles," 3:30 p.m., 165
BSAD.
Economics - "SHAZAM Econometrics Program," 7:30 p.m., 1443
Mason.
CAAS - Colloquium, Ernest Wilson, "The Politics of Economics in
Africa," noon, 1309 SEB.
Study of Reproduction & Differentiation - Seminar, Denis
Gospodarowicz, "Control of Cell Proliferation & Differentiations by Growth
Factors, Extracellular Matrices, & Lipoproteins," 12:10 p.m., 11th floor, N.
Ingalls Bldg.
Dentistry - Semina'r, Brian Lang, "Opportunities in Geriatric Dentistry,"
4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Gerontology - Sir Martin Roth, the current status of diagnosis, care &
research regarding Alzheimer's Disease, 3 p.m., Kuenzel Rm., Union;
reception, 4:30 p.m., Kuenzel Rm.
Residential College - March on Washington participants Mary Simpson
and Lou Turner, 7 p.m., East Quad Rm. 126.
Martin Luther Quincentennial Conference - 9 a.m., John O'Malley,
"Luther the Preacher;" Thomas Brady, "Luther's Social Teaching and the
Social Order of His Age;" Heinz Bluhm, "Martin Luther and the English
Bible: Tyndale and Coverdale;" 2 p.m., Herbert Henhert, "The Luther-
Erasmus Constellation in Thomas Mann's 'Doktor Faustus;' Reinhold
Grimm, "Luther's Language in the Work of Bert Brecht;" Guy Stern,
"Dieter Forte's Play 'Luther and Muntzer' (or The Difficulty in Writing
Historical Truth;" all lectures held at the Alumni Center.
Meetings
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Michigan Gay Undergrads - 9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Informal worship, 7 p.m., Bible study on the
Gospel of Luke, 7:30 p.m., choir, 7:30 p.m., S. Forest at Hill.
Ann Arbor Support Group for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee -
7:30 p.m., 4318 Union.
LSA-Student Government -6 p.m., MSA Chambers, 3909 Union.
Students for Michigan Abortion Rights Action League - Mass meeting, 7
p.m., Pond Rm., Union.
Miscellaneous
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," discussion of legal issues, 6 p.m., 88.3 FM.
CRLT - Faculty workshop, "35 MM Slide Production," 7 p.m., Michigan
Media; TA workshop, "Test Construction and Evaluation,"7 p.m.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Bobbie Levine, "Gerome Kamrowski: A

Reagan won't fire Watt despite criticism

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan says that
whether James Watt remains in the Cabinet is "a
decision that he himself will have to make." By the ac-
count of his aides, Watt isn't even entertaining the
question.
In a newspaper interview published yesterday,
Reagan said he will not fire Watt. Instead, whether he
remains on the job is "a decision that he himself will
hve to make - whether he feels he has made it
questionable as to whether he can be effective or
not," Reagan declared.
PRESIDENTIAL counselor Edwin Meese later told
reporters that "this is a closed issue" and even if
Watt were to offer his resignation, Reagan likely
wouldn't accept it.

'The town always needs a
joke, and (Watt's) the biggest
joke we've had in years.'
- Thomas O'Neill
House speaker
House and Senate GOP leaders discussed the Watt
situation at a morning meeting, and a Senate
Republican aide said afterward the White House "is
still taking congressional reaction and weighing."
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill described James
Watt as Washington's "biggest joke" yesterday, but
the embattled interior secretary won strong support

from wheelchair-bound Sen. James East, (R-N.C.).
O'NEILL WAS asked about the controversy at his
regular news briefing yesterday.
"The town always needs a joke, and he's the
biggest joke we've had in years," the Massachusetts
Democrat said.
IN A LETTER to Senate colleagues defending
Watt, East declared that the interior secretary is
not insensitive.. . not a bigot."
"Rather, he is frequently the target of unfair and
ad hominem attacks from those who seek to drive
him from office because they do not approve of the
public policy positions that he represents," the letter
said.
East has been confined to a wheelchair since he had
polio at the age of 24.

Shooting violates
cease-fire in Lebanon

(Continued from Page 1)
tingent of the multinational force said
the wounded man was reported in good
condition after being struck in a thigh
by a bullet. Several Italian positions in
the capital are near Lebanese army
posts that came under sniper fire.
With tension still running high, Walid
Jumblatt, leader of the Syrian-backed
Druze Moslem rebels, threatened
President Amin Gemayel would be
assassinated like his brother Beshir
who died a year ago in a terrorist bom-
bing.
,I'm keeping a future in store for
Amin Gemayel like that of his brother
Beshir," Jumblatt said.
RALLYING about 100 of his followers in
the mountains east of Beirut, Jumblatt
said only U.S. naval bombardments

last week kept them from defeating
Gemayel's Christian-led army and
overrunning the capital.
The factions failed to agree on a site
for talks. The negotiations had been set
for yesterday, but official Beirut radio
quoted a military source as saying they
would take place today. No site was
announced.
The United States and Saudi Arabia
arranged the Monday cease-fire that
curbed the latest round of Lebanon's
civil war, in which the army and
Christian militias have battled Druse
militias and Shiite Moslems in Beirut's
southern slums and nearby mountains.
BUT THE army accused the Druse and
their allies yesterday of using the
cease-fire to reinforce their positions
facing government forces in the central
mountains.-

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U.S. denies reports to
retrieve Korean recorder

Students, you are cordially invited
to meet
President and Mrs. Shapiro
on the Patio
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Thursday, eptember 29, 1983
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group, including an official of the Inter-
national Civil Aviation Organization, to
join the U.S. ships searching in the Sea
of Japan for the flight recorder, or
black box, of Korean Airlines flight 007.
"THE AREA where the black box is
located is being guarded by U.S. ships
and the Americans are waiting for the
arrival of officials from Japan and the
International Civil Aviation

Organization," Kyodo News Service
quoted a foreign ministry official as
saying.
Navy officials in Japan say they have
no direct information on the progress of
the search north of Hokkaido, Japan's
headquarters in Hawaii, the Pentagon
tells the toyko spokesmen.

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