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Ninety-four Years
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Vol. XCIV-No. 61 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 16, 1983 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
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in Beirut
kills four,
wounds 12
BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) - Moslem
mortars and rockets blasted Christian
east Beirut for a third day yesterday
and pounded a key mountain outpost in
the worst breach of the cease-fire in
seven weeks. Police said at least four
people were killed and 12 wounded.
U.S. F-14 Tomcats streaked across
the hills east of Beirut to locate the
Moslem batteries after shells fell into
the sea "not far from" 30 ships of the
U.S. 6th Fleet anchored one-and-a-half
miles offshore, Lebanese security sour-
ces said.
IN THE NORTHERN port of Tripoli,
Palestinian rebels struck Yassar
Arafat's last strongholds with tanks,
artillery and rockets in a three-front
onslaught that trapped tens of thousan-
ds of.civilians in deadly crossfire.
Fifteen shells crashed into residential
areas in the morning, including Sin el
Fil where President Amin Gemayel has
a home. He was at the suburban Baab-
da palace at the time.
A shell also exploded on the steps of
:the Palace of Justice and a rocket hit a
:hospital in the Ashrafiye area, forcing
doctors and nurses to evacuate patien-
SCHOOLS CLOSED, sending studen-
ts home, and the radio of the right-wing
Phalange militia that controls east
Beirut warned residents to stay in-
There were conflicting reports on the
success of the blitz, which capped a 12-
day rebel siege of the sprawling port
and the decimation of the neighboring
Beddawi refugee camp - Arafat's last
outpost in Lebanon.
State-run Beirut radio said the
Syrian-backed rebels, opposed to
Arafat's rule of the Palestine
Liberation Organization, captured land
up to the outskirts of Tripoli "in quick
advances" an hour after dawn.
IT ALSO said the few Arafat loyalists
still in the Beddawi camp would retreat
"within hours" and stage a last stand
with 5,000 comrades who retreated with
their mobile rocket launchers and guns
to Tripoli's densely populated neigh-
GEO ends
vote on
As the last ballots were cast on the
proposed contract between the
Graduate Employees Organization and
the University, officials in the Univer-
sity's personnel office confirmed
GEO's charge that more than 150
prospective GEO membes did not have
membership dues deducted from their
paychecks, as they had asked.
GEO leaders brought the problem to
the University's attention last Friday,
and decided to extend the deadline for
voting on the contract from Saturday to
last night in order to allow more voting
time for graduate student assistants

with unclear membership status.
GEO leaders said results of the
ratification vote won't be available un-
til tomorrow night, when they will an-
nounce the final tally at a membership
DAN GAMBLE, manager of the Un-
iversity's personnel office, said yester-
day that a combination of computer and
human error denied 159 graduate
See GEO, Page 3

leave lab,
avoid arrest

Meet the Prez Daily Photo by DOUG WMAHON
University President Harold Shapiro and his wife Vivian (not pictured) greet students, faculty, and staff at an open
house yesterday at the Alumni Center. The reception, sponsored by the Student Alumni Council, was the first of several
events scheduled this week to boost school spirit before Saturday's football game against Ohio State University.
Councilomoves to ease
c0 c
citycar towing polices

The 12 activists who marched into
Engineering College Prof. Thomas
Senior's radiation laboratory Monday
afternoon to protest military research
marched back out early yesterday
morning after being threatened with
arrest for trespassing.
The group, which has maintained a
veil of sarcasm ever since it began its
demonstration, left at about 2:30 a.m.
yesterday after Senior, University
Safety Director Walter Stevens, and a
squad of Ann Arbor police officers
demanded that they leave immediately
or face arrest.
THE PROTESTERS, 11 of whom the
.University identified as students, en-
tered the lab at 1:30 p.m. Monday
vowing to conduct "around the clock
military research." The group, which
called itself the "NuclearrSaints of
America," were sympathetic tothe
fight against Pentagon-sponsored
research at the University, but the 12
people were not the same as those who
staged a 48-hour sit-in in the same lab
last week.
On Monday, Senior asked the demon-
strators several times to vacate the lab
during the afternoon. When they
refused, two University security guards
entered at about 4:30 p.m. to protect the
University officials yesterday
refused to specify why they waited so
long to evict the demonstrators. The
protest came on the heels of strong
statements from the University ad-
ministration saying that disruptions of
research work were "unacceptable"
SENIOR SAID he could only
speculate as to why the group was
allowed to remain in the lab until the
early morning. "We went in at the most
convenient time for everyone in-
volved," he said.

University President Harold
Shapiro said yesterday that the timing
of the eviction "was an issue of the
security department." Shapiro said
that waiting for a quiet, low-profile
time for the action was not a factor in
the decision.
The use of police to remove the
protesters marks a contrast to the ad-
ministration's handling of the
Progressive Student Network sit-in last
week. That group was allowed to stay
for 48-hours and left on its own. Mem-
bers of neither group will be subject to
any disciplinary action from the
University, officials said.
SENIOR SAID that the first demon-
stration "was not a major disruption"
because a primary member of the lab's
staff was absent last week. But that
researcher, Electrical and Computer
Engineering Prof. Valdis Liepa, retur-
ned Monday and was prepared to
resume work.
"I think half a day's humor is
enough," 'Liepa said yesterday.
Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs Robert Holbrook said
that the use of police did not mean that
there had been any policy change since
the first demonstration. "Nobody said
that everybody gets 48 hours," he said,
adding that the administration handles
each situation as it feels is appropriate
at the time.
THE demonstrators refused to give
straight answers in interviews yester-
day, and they maintained their tone in a
printed statement concerning their
"First and foremost, the (Nuclear
Saints of America) were victorious in
exorcising the evil spirit left by the
band of brutal leftist 'thugs who
barricaded the laboratory last week ...
Also, the (group) made a strong stand
in favor of a dramatic increase of
military research on campus," the
statement said.

If you've got a lot of parking tickets,
you may soon be at a slightly less risk of
having your car towed away.-
By an 8-1 vote Monday night, the Ann
Arbor City Council authorized a new
committee to evaluate the city's policy
of towing away cars with six unpaid
parking tickets.
Currently, the city will tow away your
car from right under your nose, even if
you plead with parking officials to allow

you to pay your fines immediately.
BUT COUNCIL members say citizens
should be able to pay on the spot and
avoid the extra .Qwing. fee if they see
their cars about to be hauled away.
"The previous law still applies until
the committee comes up with a new
policy to 'soften' towing laws," said
Councilmember Larry Hunter (D-First
Ward), who co-sponsored the resolution
to set up a review. The committee,
made up of various city officials, is

supposed to arrive at a new policy in the
next 30 days, which would then require
council approval.
Gerald Jernigan (R-Fourth Ward)
was the only council member to vote
against the resolution. "I don't have
any problems with the issue," he said. "I
just didn't see justifying setting up a
new committee when we already have a
parking advisory committee."
DON AYERS, assistant city ad-
see COUNCIL, Page 2

ERA revival bill defeated
in narrow House vote

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House voted down by six
votes an attempt to revive the Equal Rights Amendment
yesterday, led by angry Republicans who wanted to change
the measure so it could not be used to restore abortion fun-
ding or to draft women.
The vote was 278 for the measure and 147 against - six
votes fewer than the two-thirds majority needed for passage.
THE NO VOTE included 109 Republicans, irate over a
Democratic maneuver that permitted only 40 minutes of
debate and no amendments. Supporters conceded that GOP
proposals to prohibit ERA-mandated funding of abortions
and drafting of women probably would have passed if the
Republicans could have passed them.
During a debate punctuated by cheers and catcalls, sup-
porters pointedly warned that a vote aginst the proposed
ERA would not be taken lightly by American women whose
political clout is on the rise.
"The American people will see right through you," taunted
Rep. Barbara Boxer, (D-Calif.).
HOUSE SPEAKER Thomas O'Neill echoed her warning in
a solemn speech urging passage "in fairness to the women of
America" just before the ballots were cast.
"You're not fooling anybody," O'Neill said of those who
said they supported equal rights but opposed the leadership's
steamroller tactics. "In your hearts you were never with us."
Republicans were placed in the uncomfortable position of
voting against a politically popular amendment because of

procedural complaints difficult to explain to the voters back
"THE MAJORITY is engaging in an abuse of power that
would bring a blush to the cheeks of the most absolute of
despots," said House Republican leader Robert Michel of
"Shame on you, Mr. Speaker, shame on you," added Rep.
Larry Craig, (R-Idaho).
The ERA died earlier this year after it failed to be ratified
by 38 states as required by the Constitution. It had already
been passed by Congress once and supporters were attem-
pting to send it to the states again for a second try at
The amendment could return through the committee
system to the House floor during the second session of the
98th Congress, expected to open Jan. 23. Congress has set
Friday for adjournment of this year's session.
"The Constitution says all men are created equal. Don't
you think it's time to say all people are created equal?" im-
plored Rep. Sala Burton, (D-Calif.), during the debate. "Put
us in the Constitution. It won't hurt, I assure you."
The amendment faces rocky going in the Republican-
controlled Senate, where it remains in a Judiciary subcom-
mittee run by Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), an opponent.
Reagan opposes it on grounds that sexual bias should be at-
tacked on a case-by-case basis and there is no need to change
the Constitution.

Ice cube Daily Photo
Yesterday's rain which turned into last night'shsnow could become today's
slush if the temperature rises as expected by the weather service. The cube
in Regent's Plaza took on a stellar appearance as large flakes fell around it
in ready-made snowballs.

Kick off
F YOU'VE EVER wanted to see someone kick off a
,presidential campaign, you'll get your chance Sunday.
PrPCidnfia1 haatnnnahl =n-Menveurn will hefrin his

ter" with a group of University students, according to
Silver. Silver said that the committee has yet to decide
where McGovern will do his television viewing. McGovern
picked Ann Arbor to begin his Michigan campaign because
Washtenaw county was one of two Michigan counties he
carried in 1972. 12
Beauty blues

shouldn't be resisted." The Frog Prince conspiracy conduc-
ts workshops and social events for singles and couples.
Kalut says she ruled out the idea of forming a club for
homely people because that would be too depressing. "I like
to be positive and upbeat," she said. "I'd rather work with
people who have lots of potential." Lipkin said he could not
define "good looking," but Kalet recalled a meeting where
some of those attending clearly didn't belong. Q2

sell at least $1 worth to every sorority member each month
and to set up booths to sell to other University students.
" 1950 - The University fined Psi Upsilon fraternity
$2,000 and put them on social probation until June for
holding a drinking party. $2,000 was the largest fine ever
imposed on a University fraternity.
" 1973 - The Board of Regents ordered University
executive officers to come up with a plan for returning
about $1 million in excess tuition to students. The rebate
was to correct a 24% tuition hike. which resulted in an exces




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