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.Ninety-;fo ur Years
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ol. XCI V-No. 121 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, March 4,1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

'M'edges
,Gophers,
51-50
By RANDY BERGER
Nobody said it would be easy making it to the NCAA.
The Michigan Wolverines found that out yesterday as they
narrowly beat Minnesota 51-50 at Crisler Arena in their
ourney towards a possible NCAA berth.
Right now it looks as though Michigan will get a bid if
the team splits on the road against Iowa and North-
western next week. Coupled with Ohio State's loss to Pur-
due, the Wolverines have clinched at least a tie for fourth
place in the Big Ten.
"Last year they took five teams and the fourth and
fifth place teams had 10-8 records in the league," said
Michigan coach Bill Frieder. "If we split we'll go 10-8 in
the conference and 18-10 overall and we've played a
tougher schedule than the fourth and fifth place teams did
last year. "
HOWEVER, tournament officials wouldn't even be con-
sidering Michigan if it wasn't for clutch free throw
shooting down the stretch and tough defense which com-
pensated for a sluggish first half. Michigan hit 11 out of 14
free throws including a pair by Dan Pelekoudas with 22
seconds left to put the Blue up 50-46.
It was a big day for Pelekoudas who played in his last
home game, as he also learned that he had been accepted
to Michigan Law school.
AFTER JIM Petersen made a jumper for the Golden
1 Gophers with 10 seconds left. Tim McCormick nailed a
free throw to put Michigan up by three, 51-48. McCormick
missed the second foul shot on purpose, after Frieder had
called a timeout.
"When we were ahead 51-48, I told McCormick to miss
the free throw so the clock could start."
Thus, a Gerald Jackson dunk with no time remaining
couldn't change the outcome.
See CRUCIAL, Page 8

Leaders

talk

as

Lebanon

battle eontinues

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI)-Lebanon's army
traded mortar fire with Syrian-backed Moslem
militiamen in and around Beirut yesterday in the
fiercest battles in weeks as President Amin
Gemayel held talks with two opposition leaders.
Police said exchanges of gunfire and artillery
killed 11 people and wounded 43 Friday night and
yesterday along the "green line" between
Christian east and mostly Moslem west Beirut.
PHALANGE RADIO said rebel shells and
rockets from Syrian-controlled mountain
positions crashed near the presidential palace in
Baabda. Duze Radio said the army was shelling
three Druze mountain villages.
North of Beirut, Gemayel met with former
President Suleiman Franjeih, a Christian, and
former Premier Rashid Karami, a Sunni
Moslem, both of the Syrian-backed National

Salvation Front, as other rebel leaders gathered
in Damascus to discuss a newly proposed cease-
fire.
Beirut radio said Gemayel met with Franjeih
and Karami'a in the context of efforts to translate
the agreements in Damascus to practical
developments on the ground."
"THE WAY is now open to salvation," Beirut
radio quoted Karami as saying after the
meeting.
Franjeih and Karami later were expected to
fly to Damascus for talks with Syrian officials,
Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite Moslem
leader Nabih Berri.
The leftist newspaper As Safir said opposition
leaders were expected to discuss plans for a
lasting cease-fire and their conditions for
See GEMAYEL, Page 2

French protest
education control

Doily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Roy Tarpley (42) rolls to the hoop for an easy layup in Michigan's 51-50 win
over Minnesota yesterday.

Assassin report inconclusive

WASHINGTON (AP)-A panel of experts
assembled to help the Secret Service identify
people who may try to kill the president has
concluded there are "no scientifically valid
models to predict who will be assassins.".
But the committee, headed by Dr. W.
Walter Menninger of the Menninger Foun-
dation, said the Secret Service could improve
its analysis of the information it already
collects on potential assassins. It recommen-
ded that a training program be developed to
give agents a better understanding of mental
health terminology and concepts.
THE REPORT, released yesterday by the
National Academy of Sciences Institute of
Medicine, said the Secret Service last year

investigated about 4,000 individuals who in
one way or another came to the agency's at-
tention as possible threats to the president.
his family, or one of the various dignitaries
entitled to Secret Service protection.
Of those investigated, about 120 were
classified as dangerous and singled out for
regular follow-up studies by Secret Service
agents.
The committee said 95 percent of those on
the list of dangerous people, numbering about
350 at any given time, have histories of men-
tal disorders or psychiatric treatment.
Therefore, it said, agents in the protective in-
telligence division could benefit from greater
training in how to deal with the mentally ill,

how best to elicit accurate information from
them and how to protect themselves against
potentially violent subjects.
BUT THE experts warned that mental
health consultants retained by the agency
should not try to impose their judgments of
dangerousness on Secret Service agents who
are ultimately responsible for protecting the
president.
"Secret Service agents themselves are the
most experienced persons in judging the
dangerousness of potential assassins," the
committee report said. "They can look to
mental health and behavioral scientists only
to supplement, not to supplant, their own
See ASSASSIN; Page 2

PARIS (AP) - The Soviet government's plan
to tighten control over France's educational
system has brought hundreds of thousands of
protesting teachers and parents into the streets
in recent weeks.
On Sunday, half a million supporters of private
schools are to demostrate at Versailles. The
reforms would put private school budgets and
hiring under public control. About 90 percent of
those schools are Roman Catholic schools.
OPPONENTS SAY the government wants to
tighten its grip on the classroom and family life.
The government argues that since private
schools are funded largely by the state, it should
have some say in how the money is spent.
Organizers of the Versailles demonstration
say it will be the largest of the weekend protests
that began five weeks ago.
.An estimated 600,000 teachers, parents,
students, and church officials already have par-
ticipated in demostrations that began after
President Francois Mitterrand's government,
brushing aside mounting non-partisan op-
position, unveiled the controversial reform on
Jan. 13.

MITTERRAND promised a "unified, secular
school system" during his presidential cam-
paign in 1981.
the mass protests have been particularly em-
barrassing to the Sodialists, since they have long
counted teachers as a cornerstone of their rank-
and-file supporters.
The demonstrations, which have taken place in
Bordeaux, Lyon, Lille, and Rennes, were called
by the National Committee for Catholic
Education and have the support of other non-
religious private school advocates:
THE GOVERNMENT reform would put
private school budgets under the control of
regional committees, subject hiring and salary
practices to review by public bodies and give
teachers civil servant status.
About 17- percent of French school children at-
tend 10,130 private schools, of which more than
90 percent are Catholic schools. In 1982 the
government spent the equivalent of $1.5 billion
on private institutions, which have lower
teacher-student ratios and tougher academic
standards than public schools.

Israeli speakers call for pullout

By GEOFF JOHNSON
Two women speakers from Israeli
universities emphatically endorsed the
withdrawal of Israeli forces from the
occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip,
and Lebanon in a lecture sponsored by
the Ann Arbor New Jewish Agenda
yesterday.
The two women also called for the
creation of a Palestinian state adjacent
to Israel during their presentation to
about 100 people who filled a meeting
room at the Ann Arbor Public Library.
RITA GIACAMAN, a professor at Bir
Zeyit University in the West Bank who
received her doctorate at San Fran-
sisco State University, told the crowd
that the creation of a Jewish homeland
was accomplished largly at the expense
of the Palestinian people.
With the creation of a Jewish
homeland, Palestinians found them-
selves forced out of their homes with
their property confiscated, Giacaman
said. They were forced to react with in-
creasingly stronger measures, she
said.
"At first they were largely non-
violent in their struggle to regain their
stolen homeland," she said. But even-
tually the displaced people, lacking any
significant support from Arab allies;

'Israel is killing itself.'
- Tamara Berger, doctoral candidate
at Tel Aviv University

decided that non-violence was not
working.
"FOR THESE REASONS, the
Palestinians organized and formed the
Palestinian Liberation Organization,"
she said. "The reason the PLO resorts
to violence is because the Palestinians
are denied the rights of the rest of the
Western world."
Exacerbating the violence problem is
America's efforts to annihilate the PLO
in its efforts to solve the problems in the
Middle East, she said.
She said that the only chance for
peace in the region is an amicable com-
promise between Israel and the
Palestinians.
THE EVENING'S OTHER speaker,
Tamara Berger, a doctoral candidate at
Tel Aviv University, concentrated on
Israel's domestic problems.
"Israel is killing itself," she said,

pointing to a 200 percent inflation rate
and rising unemployment in the coun-
try. She said that a national budget
which pours 70 percent of the country's
resources into defense is a large part of
the problem.
"It's not healthy for Israel to live in a
constant war situation," Berger said.
The "only moral and practical"
solution to the region's strife is the
creation of a homeland for Palestinians
adjacent to Israel, she said.
In an interview prior to their lectures,
both said that the United States could
be a catalyst in curbing Israel's expan-
sionist policies and could aid in the
solution of some of the region's
problems.
They said that America's most effec-
tive method of affecting Israeli policy is
to withold military and economic aid to
the country.

AP Photo
Ice cream sandwich
This small car encounters a mishap as it is wedged between frozen snow and frozen ice cream in Youngstown, Ohio
yesterday.

TODAY
Fryeday
FTER TWO years of directing University
budget cuts, Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Provost Billy Frye will be the one
Affairs and Provost Billy Frye will be the one under
the ax Friday night. At the event, promised to be

University Friars who wrote a special song for Frye.
Tickets cost $3 for students and $5 for faculty members and
will be sold at the UAC office in the Alumni
Center.
Deadline
D ORMITORY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE BECOME
attached to cafeteria chow and keeping their shampoo

The Daily almanac
On this date in 1970, Seagrams, a Collie who West Quad
students kept as a secret pet, feeding her table scraps for a
month-and-a-half, was caught wandering in the dorm's
cafeteria by the building director and sent to the pound. A
group of students in Wenley and Williams Houses formed
the Seagrams Seven Ad Hoc Committee to rescue their
furry friend, but instead, members of a law school fraternity
Delta Theta Phi ,Seagram's original owner, paid the dog's
bail.

contract talks with the University to negotiate wage in-
creases.
*1979 - LSA faculty members rejected a move to discon-
tinue one of three distribution plans that allow students to
work out independent distribution plans with a counselor.
Although some instructors said independent plans are a
copout, other faculty members said students use the plan to
come up with "well-thought out" courses of study.

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