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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom


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Vol. XCIV-No. 41

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, October 23, 1983

Fifteen Cents

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Fumble recovery sets
up last minute drive

Three words and a Michigan win.
"Bergeron, go kick."
Michigan placekicker Bob Bergeron
took coach Bo Schembechler's advice
and kicked a last-second 45-yard field
goal that upended a determined Iowa
team, 16-13, before 104,559 rain-soaked
Michigan Stadium fans yesterday.
BERGERON'S FIELD goal, with just
eight seconds left in the game, allowed
Michigan to remain tied with Illinois as
the only unbeaten teams in the Big Ten,
and set up a Champaign showdown for
next Saturday, when the Wolverines
travel to play the Illini.
"I got a very good foot into the ball,"
Bergeron said of his winning kick. "I
like to do all my kicks under pressure. I
was confident."
But Bergeron almost did not get a
chance to be the hero yedsterday.
Earlier in the game-winning drive,
quarterback Steve Smith ran for 17 yar-
ds to the Iowa 49, but Michigan was
penalized for clipping on the play and
was set back into Michigan territory.
When tailback Rick Rogers went 24
yards with a screen pass to the Iowa 35
two plays later, Michigan was just within
field goal range - for kick-off specialist
Todd Schlopy.
WHEN ROGERS picked up seven
yards to put the ball on the Iowa 28 with
12 seconds left, and Schembechler sent
Bergeron, instead of Schlopy, out to win
the game.
"If the kick had been a little further,
it would have been Scholpy's kick,"

said Schembechler, whose team im-
proved its record to 6-1. "His leg is a lit-
tle stronger than Bergeron's, and
Bergeron's range is pretty much
around 50 yards. But the little devil
kicked it through."
"He just said 'Bergeron, go kick,' "
added Bergeron, a senior walk-on who
was second-string to Schlopy when the
season started. "I was trying to keep it
See LATE, Page 8
Fans claim
beat the-m
after game
Two University students who were
arrested after Michigan's game-
winning field goal yesterday said -the
arresting officer was "way out of line"
and beat them unnecessarily with his
Students Michael Adams and Chris
Gordon said they were arrested after
they tried to stop an Ann Arbor police
officer from hitting a third student,
senior Greg Salahge
See FANS, Page 3

')aily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Wolverine kicker Bob Bergeron (19) and holder Dan Decker (9) watch as Bergeron's game-winning 45-yard field goal attempt sails through the uprights with
just eight seconds remaining yesterday.

More peopl4
By BARBARA MISLE president of
"The gene
The nation's affinity for taking people goes up in
to court to settle differences hasn't left Anyone tha
the University's own legal department old reflex ac
untouched in recent years. As the num- Revisions
ber of lawyers nationwide has shot up workers cor
so too has the number of suits. 10 years an
And almost proportionately, the taken away
PUniversity has found it necessary to used to
spend more money to defend itself in University
court. Since 1971, University legal In additi
budgets have more than tripled - from Daane call.
$179,000 12 years ago to $541,000 this skyrockete
year. "SOME N
"OF COURSE we're getting sued or plaintiffs
more," says.the University's chief at- abuse the s
torney Roderick Daane, who in 1970 are really t
was one of only two University attor- cupying ti
neys. "Every institution and large em- judge," said
ployer has more litigation than they did At the pr
10 years ago." involved in
To handle all that litigation, the crease from
University now employs seven lawyers standard
and spends three times what it used to compensati
on outside legal help. changed th
In addition to three lawyers in stitution.
Daane's Office of the General Counsel, The Unil
the University employs two patent at- flawless re
torneys and two lawyers for the Uni- which Dua
versity hospitals alone, and his staf
IN TERMS OF its legal obligations, have repr
the University is no different than any University
other large business, said Joel Boyden troom taler
arrested in
eorgia after,
Reagan aides
Dirty laundry
S0 YOU ALWAYS wanted to get published in the
Wnll rrniv~~a vntr rhrL. Th tfn~n frn L.

e sue '
f the State Bar of Michigan.
ral litigiousness of society
terms of defense costs.
t does anything wrong, the
ction is sue," he said.
in several civil rights and
rmpensation laws in the past
d court decisions that have
immunity state institutions
enjoy have made the
more vulnerable to lawsuits.
ion, the number of what
s "frivolous lawsuits" has
MEMBERS of my profession
representing (themselves)
system by filing cases that
trivial and shouldn't be oc-
he time of a full-grown
d Daane.
esent time, the University is
388 claims, a 45 percent in-
n 1971. The suits range from
malpractice or worker's
on suits to cases that have
he basic policies of the in-
versity has a practically
cord of winning its cases
ne credits to strong suits
If's skill. But attorneys who
esented clients suing the
say it is more than cour-
nt that puts the University

'; legalC
ahead in its cases. (See related story
this page.)
THE CASES Daane considers
frivolous include those in which studen-
ts sue because they were unfairly ex-
pelled or denied a degree.
Many of the suits keep the University
in courts for several years. One such
case which eventually reached the U.S.
Supreme Court involved a group of
Native Americans who charged that the
University should pay their childrens'

osts soar
secondary education costs under a 160-
year-old treaty. The University won
last year.
Yet the University is forced to defend
itself even in cases it might consider
frivolous to preserve its reputation,
said Peter Davis, a local attorney who
defends the University in most of its
civil action suits.
ALTHOUGH many people are "out to
get" the University and use their cases
See LEGAL, Page 3

'U' lawyers win suits:
Skill or selectivity?

Leona Reiner has had the University
in court for almost nine years. A former
doctoral candidate in the School of
Library Science, Reiner was denied a
PhD for allegedly plagiarizing data
for her thesis.
Without an attorney, Reiner sued the
University - and like most people who
take on the University's powerful legal
counsel she doesn't have much chance
of winning.

RECOGNIZED by their colleagues as
a top-notch group of lawyers, the
University boasts a near-perfect record
in court.
While University attorneys attribute
their success to skill, critics charge the
wins reflect selectivity in choosing
which cases to litigate, unlimited ac-
cess to the University's coffers, and
perhaps even favoritism among judges
toward the University.
Chief general counsel for the Univer-
See CRITICS, Page 5

From AP and UPI
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A man "brandishing a pistol"
and demanding to talk with President Reagan was
arrested yesterday after holding Reagan's personal
aide and four others at Augusta National Golf Club.
Reagan. who was spending the weekend here, was
playing on the 16th fairway and Secret Service
officials said he was never in direct danger
The gunman, identified as Charles Harris of
Augusta, rammed a pickup truck through the club's
No. 3 gate at midafternoon.
HARRIS, CARRYING a .38 caliber pistol held the
five hostages in the pro shop for two-and-a-half hours
before surrendering. He fired one shot into the floor
but no one was hurt.
Officials said Harris is a policeman's son who was

divorced from his wife last year. White House aides
described him as "crazed.' His motive was unclear.
Witnesses said the man rammed his blue four-
wheel drive truck through the lightly guarded iron
gate while Reagan, Secretary of State George Shultz,
Treasury Secretary Donald Reagan and former Sen.
Nicholas Brady (R-N.J.) were playing the 16th hole of
the championship course.
WHITE HOUSE spokesman Peter Roussel said
Harris forced his way into the pro shop and held five
people at gunpoint. He said two others fled into
another room, where they were trapped throughout
the ordeal.
Harris said "perhaps someone would be killed" if
he didn't get to talk to the president in person, accord-
See GUNMAN, Page 2

Daily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
Eric Calub gets a blast of cold, clean water from Liz Shuler after the annual
Mud Bowl game on the corner of Washtenaw and South University. Phi Delta
Theta fraternity beat Sigma Alpha Epsilon 12-6.

they're submitted by 10 p.m. Friday. So call soon - time is
running out.
One Dollar Nvme,"

Ha, ha, ha
THE YUCKSTERS, AND pranksters from the Daily's
fellow student publication, the Gargoyle, are at it again.
The first issue of the school term - the so-called "har-
dcore" college humor member - will be on sale tomorrow
through Thursday on the Diag and at all reasonably
reputable retail outlets around Az. This Gargoyle features
the usual hack-bow-down-to-local-interests contents like the
news articles and fake ads, as well as a photo-story with a

on this date in history:
* 1963 - Ivan C. Karp of New York's Castelli Art Gallery
told a University audience that an appreciation of pop art
involves a recognition of things we are used to, the
distasteful, and that which we don't realize exists.
* 1968 - The Pro Black Organization, a black student-
community group, informed the University Activities Cen-
ter it would not recognize UAC's choice for that year's
Homecoming queen charging that the contest was
discriminatory. The judges had picked 1968's queen from


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