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December 02, 1983 - Image 5

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Former geology
student sues 'U'
to regain degree

The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 2, 1983 - Page 5
Jury convicts
EPA official on

A suit brought against the University
by a former geology student who had
his degree revoked came to trial this.
week in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Wilson Crook, who received a
master's degree from the geology
department in 1977, filed suit against
the University in September, 1980 after
a faculty committee began hearings on
charges that Crook allegedly made up
data for his thesis.
THE UNIVERSITY regents voted a
month later to revoke Crook's degree.
Crook is charging that the University
did not have the authority to take away
his degree because he was no longer a
student, according to Roderick Daane,
the University's general counsel. Crook
also charges in the suit that the way in
which the University revoked his
degree was procedurally and substan-
tively defective, Daane said.
"The University asserts it does have
authority to revoke a degree, and that
the manner in which it did so was fair,"
he said.
ACCORDING TO Prof. Robert Van
der Voo, chairman of the geology
department, Crook used an instrument
that measures the chemical make-up of
minerals and incorrectly reported the
data in his project.
"Some minerals (Crook) claimed to
have discovered looked surprisingly
like some other minerals," said Van
wider Voo. "He used (the instrument) but
"didn't use the actual measurement, he
;ust fabricated data."
Faculty in the geological sciences
department reported to Rackham

graduate school officials that the
measurements were incorrect. A
special faculty committee then conduc-
ted hearings and came to the same con-
CROOK DOES not address the
allegations that he fabricated the data
in his suit, Daane said.
"By implication he's denying that but
it has not been addressed," he said.
Peter Davis, also a University attor-
ney, described Crook's suit as "a major
case requiring major effort."
Other universities have revoked
students' degrees in the past, Davis
said, but this is the first time a case like
this has gone to court.
Davis said Crook is currently em-
ployed by Denver Oil in Colorado.
Crook's attorney, George Bushnell,
could not be reached for comment.

From AP and UPI
After deliberating for almost seven
hours, a federal court jury found fired
EPA official Rita Lavelle guilty of lying
last February about the date she first
learned her former employer, Aero-Jet
General Corp., was involved in a
California waste dump.
The jury convicted her on two counts
of lying before Senate and House com-
mittees about this fact and on one count
of lying about the date in a sworn
statement submitted to Congress.
Lavelle also was convicted of trying
to obstruct a congressional inquiry by
sending the false statement to
The only count for which the jury did
not return a guilty verdict was a charge
that Lavelle lied last February when
she denied using her post at the En-
vironmental Protection Agency to help
Republican candidates.
However, on four of the five felony
counts brought against Lavelle by a

of lying
grand jury last August, the 10 women
and two men on the jury found her
Fired by President Reagan last Feb.
7, the blond 35-year-old is the only EPA
official indicted as a result of the scan-
dal over mismangement of toxic waste
cleanup that engulfed the EPA this
year, resulting in the firings or
resignations of 21 top officials.
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AP Photo
Defense attorney James Bierbower escorts former Environmental Protection
Agency official Rita Lavelle from federal court in Washington yesterday
after Lavelle was found guilty on charges of perjury and obstructing a
congressional inquiry.,

'We put the shop
back in shopping.

At the corner of State
and Liberty in Ann Arbor, a
tradition is being revived. The
tradition of pleasurable, old
world-style shopping, at 222
State Plaza.
222 is a collection of six
distinctive shops, uniquely
positioned to enrich the State
Street area. There's a contem-
porary card shop. A natural
cosmetics shop. An English
toiletries shop. And more. For
the shopper who wants more
than the major malls can offer.
222 is designed for the
shopper who appreciates in-
timate settings. Friendly
shopkeepers. And carefully
selected merchandise that
literally can't be found any-
where else in Ann Arbor.
Stop in during the Grand
Opening-which coincides
with State Street's Midnight
Madness sales-and see for
yourself what a pleasurable
experience shopping can be.
At 222 State Plaza.
The shops at 222 State
Plaza are filled with clever
and unusual gift ideas.
Here are just a few holiday
GiQclrist & Soames
This English import store
-first of its kind in America
-specializes in fine toiletries
and distinctive food items, in-
cluding marmalade, biscuits
and chutney. For a unique
gift, personalize a five ounce
bar of triple-milled soap with
an initial, and package it
in a handsome,

Rainbow Natural
This aptly named shop
offers moderately priced
natural cosmetics in a rain-
bow of colors. No tars, for-
maldehydes or alcohols to
irritate sensitive skin. Gift cer-
tificates are available, or you
may want to choose from a
selection of complementary
items, including the Stow-
away hair styling center, a
sturdy, wall-mountable
holder for hair dryers and
styling tools.
Made in America
American handicrafts
are the focus of this unique
shop. Hand-woven baskets,
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glass art are just a few of the
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traying our country's crafts-
manship at its best. You'll
also discover a variety of

American flags, produced
by the American Flag and
Banner Company. For the
patriot on your gift list!
Doodles is a contem-
porary paper and pen shop.
Known as "The Alternative
Card Shop," Doodles special-
izes in upbeat and often off-
beat forms of expression,
including wrapping paper,
cards and matchbooks.
Doodles is a 'must' stop for
those with a sweet tooth. Pick
and choose from an assort-
ment of very special
candies. "
Surroundings may be
described as a 'contemporary
lifestyles' shop, with house-
wares and paper goods

designed to create a personal
statement. And speaking of
statements, here's a new
twist to the classic folding
butterfly chair: inter-
changeable canvas seats.
Frames and seats are sold
separately-mix and match
seat patterns to suit your
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The Gallery
The Gallery features
a fine selection of dramatic
framed posters and colorful
stretch fabric prints from
International Printworks.
Bijan's brass
sculptures of
wildlife themes
would make a
stunning addition to
any naturalist's
The six shops of 222
State Plaza will be open from
9:30 a.m.*to 12 midnight on
Friday, December 2, to join
in the State Street Midnight
Madness celebration.
Stop by 222 first that
night for complimentary
refreshments, accompanied
by free entertainment by
Ann Arbor mime Perry
Perrault. Free balloons too!
Register to win one of
222 prizes at our exciting
Grand Opening drawing!
Entry forms are available at
any 222 State Plaza shop.
Enter our exciting
Grand Opening




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