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Vol. XCI V-No. 78 - - Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, January 5, 1984 FREE ISSUE Ten Pages
By SHARON SILBAR
Sunshine and the beginnings of a thaw yesterday were little
solace to the hundreds of students, staff, and faculty mem-
bers who returned to find their rooms and offices damaged
due to record-setting cold temperatures during semester
Dormitories, fraternities and sororities, co-ops, and off-
campus housing all fell victim to the deep freeze that beset
much of the country during the last few weeks. The mercury
dropped to 10 degrees below zero in the area on Christmas
Day, the lowest reading during the break.
PIPES FROZE and burst all over the city, flooding and
destroying thousands of dollars worth of property. "Sincethe
EL 23rd, we've been working around the clock;" said Gene
Cummins of Hutzel Plumbing and Heating. "This is the worst
I have ever seen."
David Foulke, a University housing administrator,
estimated yesterday that total damages to University
property, including residence halls and other buildings, is
"certainly over $100,000 and maybe as high as $500,000."
Buildings which sustained the most damage due to pipes
freezing and bursting were the School of Public Health, the
Institute of Social Research, East Engineering, and the Dana
Building. Thermostats were not turned down in University
buildings, but central fan systems were shut off, reducing the
amount of air circulated, said Russell Reister, director of the
University's plant operations. Reister said most of the
damage has been cleaned up, and the most noticeable
remnant is the smell of wet carpeting.
ABOUT loo DORM rooms-mostly in Bursely and
Couzens - were damaged by burst pipes. "The Couzens
library was clobbered. The periodical collection is soaked
and a computer terminal and some furniture were also
See VACATION, Page 7
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKE
This Markley dorm room was one of several residence hall rooms severely damaged by broken water pipes over the
holidays. Students can also expect to see many out-of-order signs like this one on a door in East Engineering (inset)
while University maintenance crews continue cleaning up the aftermath of the deep freeze.
By CHERYL BAACKE
Rev. Jesse Jackson's successful
mission to Syria and the release of
Navy Lt. Robert Goodman could have
real impact on the impasse in the
Mideast, but it will have minimal affect
on politics in the United States, Univer-
sity professors said yesterday.
Jackson and Goodman returned to
the United States yesterday. Goodman
was taken captive after being shot
down during an American air strike on
Syrian positions in Lebanon last month.
Jackson went to Syria to ask for the
pilot's release as "a humanitarian
Political Science Prof. Jerrold Green,
who specialized in Mideast politics,
said the action is tied very closely to
U.S. policy in the entire region, and he
believes it is another sign that Reagan
is becoming more and more isolated in
the issue and will move toward
changing present U.S. policy.
JACKSON'S TRIP to Syria should not
be looked at as a "stunt," but as a
critique of American policy in the
Mideast, Green said.
"There is a lot of heat on Reagan to
reconsider U.S. involvement in
Lebanon," Green said. "This is simply
another push to remove the Marines."
Green added that releasing the
. prisoner to Jackson makes Syria look
more ready to negotiate than Reagan
has portrayed them.
"It's a very hard signal for (Reagan)
to ignore," he said, "and it's also a slap
in the face."
THE ACTION makes Reagan look a
lot more inflexible because he has said
Syria is inflexible, but they made the
first move toward negotiations, said
Rashid Bashshur, a professor in the
School of Public Health who was born in
Syria and grew up in the Mideast,
agrees with Green.
"It's up to the Americans now," he
said. "The Syrians have made the first
Syria wants an overall *olution of the
See JACKSON, Page 2
can't do it
By RON POLLACK
Special to the Daily
NEW ORLEANS - Bend but don't
That's been the battle cry of a
Michigan defense beset by injuries all
season. It was a battle cry trumpetted
throughout the New Orleans Super-
dome by the Wolverine defenders on
January 2 in the Sugar Bowl against
AGAINST THE Tigers potent wish-
bone offense the Michigan defense
never broke. In fact, it barely bent as it
gave up points ever-so grudgingly. Un-
fortunately, for Michigan fans, the
defense bent more than it could afford
to in a last-second 9-7 loss to Auburn.
The Tigers won the game by
methodically marching 60 yards in 7:21
to set up an Al Del Greco 19-yard field
goal with 23 ticks left on the clock. "I
sort of waited a long time at Auburn to
do something like that," Del Greco
said. "Everybody expected me to
make it because it was short, and I
While Tiger fans, coaches and
players erupted into a fit of delirium,
Michigan players sat solemnly on the
Superdome turf wondering how they
could lose despite keeping Auburn out
of the endzone.
See SUGAR, Page8
"U' prof stabbed in San Francisco,
By BARBARA MISLE
A business school professor was tran-
sferred to University Hospital in fair
condition last night after he was stab-
bed while attending a conference in San
Francisco last week.
For a look at other events
during the break, see
Prof. Michael Bradley, 36, and his
wife, Rebecca, were asleep in their
room at the San Francisco Hilton early
last Thursday morning when a man
claiming to be a waiter knocked at the
REBECCA BRADLEY, thinking the
assailant was from room service,
opened the door. Once inside the room,
the man pulled a knife, let in another
man, and ordered the Bradleys to lie on
The two men then covered the couple
with sheets and blankets and demanded
money, according to San Francisco
Police Inspector Cal Nutting.
Nutting said Bradley fought with the
first intruder and was stabbed several
times, severing his spinal cord and
puncturing an artery in his arm.
SHORTLY AFTER the stabbing,
See 'U', Page 2
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Auburn quarterback Randy Campbell evades would-be Michigan tackler Al
Sincich during Monday night's Sugar Bowl. Campbell was 2 for 6 passing
with one interception and rushed for -6 yards.
.. brought to 'U Hospital
Court hears confession in
By JACKIE YOUNG
At a pre-trial examination yesterday
Washtenaw County Prosecutor William
Delhey presented a taped confession
allegedly made by the woman who is
accused of killing Ann Arbor resident
Nancy Faber in November.
Seventeen-year-old Machelle Yvonne
Pearson confessed to Michigan State
Police Trooper Henry Tyler upon her
irrest December 21st that she acciden-
ally shot Faber in the parking lot of the
Kroger supermarket at Plymouth and
Green roads, Delhey said.
PEARSON WAS CHARGED Decem-
ber 21 in the Nov. 22 fatal shooting of
Faber. Pearson faces one count of ar-.
med robbery, one count of murder, and
one count of possession of a firearm.
In the confession, released for the fir-
st time in court yesterday, Pearson told
of an abusive boyfriend who she said
gave her a gun and forced her to steal.
"I didn't want to do it. He gave it to
me," Pearson said in the confession
before describing the murder.
AFTER DRIVING from Ypsilanti to
the Kroger parking lot Pearson said
her boyfriend, Ricky Hart, told her to
tell Faber she needed a ride home, then
pull the gun and demand Faber's purse.
Pearson confessed that she did what
Hart told her because she knew he was
right behind her and she was afraid.
About a quarter-mile away from the
parking lot Pearson said she asked
Faber for her purse, all the while
holding the gun down low in her left
PEARSON SAID she did not have her
fingers on the trigger but realized when
she smelled gunpowder and saw Faber
slump foreward that the gun had gone
She said Hart took Faber's purse and
threw it into the Huron River after the
Pearson was arraigned in 15th
District Court Dec. 21. Her trial is
scheduled for Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court. No
bond has been set.
FABER, A SPEECH therapist in the
Plymouth-Canton public school system
and wife of Ann Arbor News chief
editorial writer and columnist Don
Faber, died three days after the Nov. 22
shooting without regaining con-
State Police Trooper Tyler yesterday
testified thathe first became acquain-
ted with Pearson when she made a
series of calls to the Ypsilanti state
police post asking to speak to an officer
regarding an assault.
He said Pearson told him over the
phone that she knew the whereabouts of
a person police were looking for. She.
also said she had information regarding
Nancy Faber, Tyler said.
Tyler and Pearson met with two Ann
Arbor Police detectives Dec. 18and
together they drove to the 'Kroger
parkinglot where Pearson named Tony
Frazier as Faber's killer.
Tyler reported meeting withher
several times to discuss the Faber
shooting, and she he later got statemen-
ts from Frazier and Hart.
Pearson was arrested Dec. 21 and
reportedly confessed to Tyler that day.
Pearson, who has been described as a
street person, was the third person
arrested last month on murder charges
in Ann Arbor. On Dec. 16, Robert Lee
Williams, 23, and Lester Joiner, Jr., 27,
were arraigned in the 'murder of 19-
year-old Brian Canter, whose body was
discovered floating in the Huron River
See CONFESSION, Page 2
HE COMMITTEE reviewing the Rackham Graduate
School is asking members of the University com-
munity for comment on the function and oragnization of the
school. Students, faculty, and staff interested in voicing
their opinions should contact Michael Gay in the Office of
Academic Planning and Analysis (764-9254).
Handbook." Both handbooks, published within 90 days of
one another, spoof the affluent baby-boomers, their pen-
chant for what they believe to be the finer things and their
mania for self-improvement and exercise. Crimmins'
book, published in October, came first, but long Shado
Books denied that "The Yuppie Handbook" is a knockoff of
the Crimmins book. A YAP says Crimmins, uses words like
interface and prioritize and network. He or she collects kit-
chen appliances, but never has the time to cook, and is
much into beepers. Crimmins actually passes along the
phone numbers and addresses of take out stores.
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HATS OFF to Queen Elizabeth II and the officials of
England's premier high-society event, the Royal
Ascot Race, for issuing a hat warning to women this week.
"In the enclosure, ladies will wear formal dress with a hat
which must cover the crown of the head," the statement
said. It seems some daring ladies have been attending with
"nothing but a bow or a bunch of flowers on their heads,"
said Ascot spokesman yesterday. "This is not a new rule.
We are just spelling it out for people in order to stop
the lowering of standards," he added. The warning did not
the sale were to be used for medical aid to China.
Also on this date in history:
" 1957 - University officials announced that the Student
Activities Building would be completed within a month.
" 1950 - Construction crews took advantage of un-
seasonably warm weather to begin building South Quad.
" 1930 - The various student publications announced
that they would hire freshmen for the first time, provided
the incoming students earned a minimum of one "B" and
three "Cs" in the previous term. Q