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OSU tuition

payments stolen

Some Ohio State University students
who think they've paid their tuition bills
may be in for a nasty surprise.
More than $135,000 in checks written
for winter quarter fees were stolen
from the university's Office of Fees and
Deposits last week, along with ap-
proximately $15,000.in cash.
however, aren't panicking. They spent
last week gathering the names, ad-
dresses, andtelephone numbersof the
students whose checks were stolen. If

the missing checks aren't recovered,
the students will be asked to write
another check, said University
Treasurer James Nichols.
Nichols said the checks have already
been endorsed by the university and
stamped for deposit. "The likelihood of
one of those checks being cashed by
someone is extremely small," he said.
"Any clerk that would cash that check
would lose their job."
He added that if a stolen check does
get cashed, the university will reimbur-
se the student.
POLICE SAID the male suspect who
demanded money from one of the of-
fice's tellers did not appear to have a
weapon. The suspect fled the scene of
the robbery on foot, and has not been
--The Lantern

Texas police face
FBI investigation
The FBI is investigating the Univer-
sity of Texas campus police depar-
tment for possible civil rights
violations, university and FBI official
confirmed last week.
John King, an Austin attorney, filed
the complaint after campus police
allegedly assaulted him on campus last
KING SAID that when he left a
university building after doing some
volunteer work for the campus
television station, two campus police
officers were standing next to his car.
He said he asked officer Louis Graham
if he should mov'e his car, and then
moved it to an area where television
volunteers are supposed to park.

But Graham followed King to the new
parking space, began "yelling at me
about not respecting the law," and
threatened to have King's car towed,
King said.
Graham then took King's license and
called a tow truck over his police radio,
King said. When Graham refused to
return the license, King attempted to
grab it off of the officer's clipboard. But
the second officer, John Seagraves,
threw King against car.
FBI spokesman Al Robinson said that
the results of the current preliminary
investigation will be sent to the Depar-
tment of Justice, which will determine
if further investigation is necessary.
- The Daily Texan
Colleges appears every Saturday.

Embryo donationsbecoming new business

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman soon
will become the world's first to deliver a baby from
an embryo donated by another woman - a major st-
ep in a Chicago firm's plan to set up a nationwide
"adopt an embryo" business.
Fertility & Genetics Research Inc. plans to "create
a network of clinics throughout the country linked by
computers that would allow infertile women to have
access to a panel of embryo donors," said Dr. John
Buster, in chargeof the company's research effort at
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
In the embryo transfer process, both the fertile
donor and the infertile recipient are monitored to
make sure that they ovulate at about the same time.,
Then the donor is artifically inseminated with sperm
from the recipient's husband.
AFTER FIVE days, the embryo is washed out of
the donor's uterus and transferred to the recipient's
The process differs from the "test-tube" fer-
tilization method in which a woman with blocked
Fallopian tubes has her own egg surgically removed
and fertilized in laboratory glassware so that it can
be implanted in her uterus.
Australian researchers last week reported the
world's first successful birth in which a donated egg
was fertilized through the test-tube method and then
implanted in a recipient.

EMBRYO TRANSFER, though commonly used by
cattle breeders, never before has resulted in a human
birth, said Buster, chief of reproductive and en-
docrinology at Harbor-UCLA, where 16 embryo tran-
sfer attempts have resulted in pregnancy for two infer-
tile women.
The identities of both women and the hospitals
where they will give birth are being kept secret.
Buster and his team first reported the pregnancies
last July in the British medical journal Lancet.
The first woman "is due right now" and the second.
is in her third trimester of pregnancy, Buster said
Thursday night.
HE SAID THE first birth won't be announced until
several weeks after it happens, probably in the Jour-
nal of the American Medical Association.
"This is a major scientific event, and it is ex-
tremely important that the details.. . be published in
a reputable medical journal. . . rather than make a
circus out of this baby's birth," Buster said. -
Two to three months after the first birth, Fertility &
,Genetics Research plans to start its first commercial
embryo transfer center at a subsidiary of Memorial
Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, Calif., FGR
Chairman Lawrence Socsy said yesterday in a
telephone interview from Chicago.
FGR HAS APPLIED for patents or copyrights on
the embryo transfer process, instruments used to

transfer the embryos and computer programs to be
used in the nationwide network, said Sucsy, an in-
vestment banker.
Buster said that "makes me uneasy . . . A lot of
people feel it's unethical to patent a, process that
would benefit human beings." But it was the only way
to obtain private financing after government agen-
cies refused to provide money, he added.
Sucsy said his firm has spent about $3 million to
finance UCLA's research.
BUSTER SAID the embryo transfer process may
produce a higher success rate than test-tube fer-
tilization and requires neither surgery nor
anesthesia, so the process is less risky.
The main drawback is that it involves donated
egg, but FGR plans to carefully match the genetic
traits of donors and recipients and screen out donors
with genetic defects, said Sucsy.
He said FGR has yet to decide how much to charge
for the service, but that the cost wil be competitive
with the $4,000 to $7,000 charged for test-tube fer-
Donors will be paid an amount yet to be deter-
mined, but the basic motivation for any donor really
is empathy for infertile women and a desire to give
the gift of life," he said.
Sucsy said FGR assumes private insurance and the
Medicare and Medicaid programs initially will not
reimburse patients who receive donated embryos.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Ten dead in Beirut bombings
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Druse militia gunners shelled Beirut's Christian sec-
tor and Lebanese army positions yesterday, and the army responded with
massive barrages. At least 10 civilians were reported killed and 34 wounded
in the fighting.
Police said 20 civilians suffered shrapnel wounds in east Beirut outlying
Christian neighborhoods during the more than four-hour-long Druse bom-
bardment by tank cannon, artillery and rockets.
A Druse towns in the central mountains shelled by the army and Christian
It was the heaviest shelling of population centers since a 13-hour bombar-
dment on Monday claimed the lives of 34 civilians in Christian east Beirut
and the Durse-inhabited hills east of the capital. The Druse are a sect whose
beliefs are based on Islam and they have been fighting the Christians in the
hills overlooking Beirut.
Reagan to propose tax increase
WASHINGTON - A top Treasury Department official said yesterday that
President Reagan will propose some "cats and dogs" tax increases this
year, but they won't do all that much to close the huge federal deficit.
And Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige confirmed the ad-
ministration is all but writing off chances -for a "proper mix" of deficit-
reducing measures until next year.
"We will becoming down with some tax measures" to bring in more
money and trim the defict at least somewhat, said deputy treasury.
Secretary R.T. McNamar. But he added that with the nation's economic
recovery apparently slowing down, "we have decided not to propose a
massive tax increase to close the budget deficit."
Along the same line, Baldrige said that although deficits are indeed a con-
cern, "the main problem is increases in government expenditures, not the
fact that taxes are low."
With Reagan's fiscAl-1985 budget request due in less than two weeks, Mc-
Namar said there still was debate within the administration about the size of
possible spending cuts to hold down the deficit that soared close to $200
billion last year.
Gunmen loot London jeweler
LONDON - Masked robbers brandishing sawed-off shotguns looted
Christie's London showrooms of jewelry valued at $1.4 million yesterday,
but a quick-witted woman managed to protect a necklace worth more than $1
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the gunmen, with scarves over their
faces, stormed into the prestigious auction house near St. Jame's Square at
mid-morning, smashing glass cases and grabbing the contents in a lightning
raid. No one was injured.
The robbers got away with a diamond bracelet and an earring from the
Florence Gould collection - one of the most valuable collections in the world
- along with two necklaces from another collection, the police spokesman
said. One of the necklaces was of diamonds and the other of diamonds and
He said the items were valued at~about 1 million British pounds, the
equivelent of $1.42 million.
The robbers escaped in a blue van, found a half-mile away, and tran-
sferred to another vehicle. The Scotland Yard spokesman said police were
examining a videotape, of the robbery taken by closed-circuit security
Soldier admits faking abduction
SCHWAEBISCH-GMUEND, West Germany - A U.S. Army soldier admit-
ted he faked his own abduction because he was afraid his wife would be
angry with him for failing to pick her up from work, American military
authorities and German police said yesterday.
They said Liam Fowler,' 21, of Port Orange, Fla., told authorities he
decided to say he had been kidnapped last weekend after driving around for
hours trying to think of something to tell his wife, Nikki, when he failed to
meet her.
After Fowler telephoned her early last Saturday to say he had been kid-
napped by West German anti-nuclear protesters, the news of an American
soldier's abduction was published around the world.
Fowler admitted the hoax during police questioning in Schwaebisch-
Gmuend on Thursday, a joint statement by the Army and German
authorities said yesterday.
The statement appealed to the public for assistance in locating Fowler's
new red Dodge Charger, which disappeared during his 43-hour absence last
weekend. He was found last Sunday in a barn in Bavaria.
Arctic temps invade nation
The second cold wave of winter swept in yesterday on an Arctic blast that
plunged temperatures below zero in 34 states and spared only Hawaii from
the freezing mark. People along Idaho's ice-choked Lemhi River fled the
worst flooding in 22 years.
At least 25 deaths nationwide have been blamed on the second frigid blast
of the winter of 1983-84 - four in Utah and Delaware, three in Pennsylvania,
two each in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, New Mexico and Wisconsin
and one each in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado.
Eight inches of snow socked Watertown, N.Y., and light snow fell at Pen-

sacola, Fla.
Each of the 48 contiguous states reported temperatures of 32 or lower, and
34 states - including Alaska - recorded temperatures below zero.
The cold snap comes 30 years ago to the day after the coldest temperature
ever was recorded in the United States - 70 below zero at Rogers Pass,

C4 ileiuictsNorth Star
(i~urr 1~~r~np~EVUEE0workers

502 East Huron, 663-9376
9:55 a.m. Sunday Worship, January
12, "Live By The Spirit." Sermon by
Robert B. Wallace.
Choir Thursday 7:15 p.m., John Reed,
director;- Janice Beck, organist.
Student theological discussion Wed-
nesday 6:00 p.m.
(Call' 761-6476 evenings for infor-
Weekly Student Dinner. Sunday 6
Senior Pastor: Robert B. Wallace.
Campus Minister: Rev. T. J. Ging.
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
January 22. "When Fishermen Get
Hooked." Sermon by: Rev. P. Thomas
Church School for all ages-9:30 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal-Thursday at 7:15
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Rev. Tom Wachterhauser
Education Director:
Rose McLean
Broadcast Sundays 9:30a.m.- WNRS, 1290 AM
Televised Mondays8X00p.m.-Cable Chanel9.

at Lord of Light
801 S. Forest at Hill St., 668-7622
Galen Hora, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. "Friends
of the Groom." The service will be led
by a drama group from Cincinnati.
Wednesday - 7:30 Study of the
Wednesday: Worship at 7:00 p.m.
Choir at 7:30p.m.
1511 Washtenaw
Robert Kavasch, Pastor
Sunday, January 22,9:15 Bible study;
6:00 Sunday Supper.
Wednesday 7:30p.m. Bible Study.
Wednesday 9:30 p.m. Handbell Choir.
Thursday 9:00 p.m. Bible Study.
1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Campus/Career Fellowship
Coordinator: Steve Spina
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour-10:30 social hall.
11:00 a.m. Issues Class, French
Room Wednesday p.m.
8:00 Christian Fellowship, French
8:30-Study-Discussion Groups.
9:30-Holy Communion, sanctuary.

632 N. Fourth Ave.
Rev. Avery Dumes Jr., Pastor
9:45 a.m. Sunday School.
11:45 Morning Worship.
7:00 p.m. Evening Service.
Bible Study-Wed. & Fri. 7 p.m.
For rides call 761-1503 or 487-1594.
** *
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the
Christian Reformed Church
Pastor: Reverend Don Pastema
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship: A Service
of Holy Baptism. Sermon: "A Person-
Conscious God."
6:00 p.m. Service of Holy Communion.
Sermon: "The Wedding at Cana."
Wed. 10 p.m. Evening Prayers.
* * *
331 Thompson-663-0557
Weekly Masses :
Mon.-Wed.-5: 10 p.m.
Sat.-7:00 p.m.
Sun.-8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Upstairs
and downstairs).
12 noon and 5 p.m. (Upstairs and
Rite of Reconciliation-4 p.m.-5 p.m.
on Friday only; any other time by ap-

to vote on
new offer
North Star Lines said Thursday its
workers will vote a second time on the
company's proposal to cut wages and
benefits and the mailed ballots will be
counted Jan. 27.
The small bus line last week
threatened to stop running after its
drivers and mechanics, members of
Amalgamated Transit Union Local
1303, rejected the offer by a 27-16 vote.
The contract would cut wages by 23
percent, freeze cost-of-living allowan-
ces and require employees to pay 50
percent of their health insurance
North Star President Lawrence Post
said the concessions are necessary
because the line lost more than $400,000
in 1981 and 1982. Losses in 1983 are
estimated at more than $300,000, said
Post, who reportedly is looking for an
investor to buy the line.
North Star serves northwestern
Michigan and runs routes to Detroit as
well as some points in northern Indiana
and Ohio.
Man charged in kiosk fire
A 23-year-old Ann Arbor man was ar-
rested and charged with arson yesterday
for igniting posters on a kiosk on the
corner of N. University and State St.
Nov. 7. A University security officer
witnessed the fire, chased the suspect,
and held him until Ann Arbor police
arrived, but he was not charged at the
time. An arrest warrant was issued in
December, but the suspect was not
located until yesterday.
- Nancy Gottesman
A quote in the Jan. 6 Daily inac-
curately tied two statements by Mark
Gorge, who is accused of scalping foot-
ball tickets. In describing his "good

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