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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 22, 1984
Reagan remains loyal to Meese


WASHINGTON (AP) - The controversies
surrounding the nomination of Edwin Meese as at-
torney general spawned another congressional in-
vestigation yesterday but President Reagan says he
wouldn't allow the White House counselor to with-
draw his name even if he wanted to.
"I would not listen even if he did offer to step
aside," Reagan told midwestern reporters in a White
House interview Tuesday. The transcript was made
available yesterday.
Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee members
negotiated over the cottents of a letter they are
preparing to send to Attorney General William Fren-
ch Smith urging him to look into all of Meese's finan-
cial dealings revealed during his now-suspended con-
firmation hearings.

Meese has said that Smith will limit his in-
vestigation to a single matter - why Meese failed to
list a $15,000 loan from a friend in his financial
disclosure statement.
Smith's investigation will determine whether he
will seek the appointment of a special prosecutor to
look deeper into the nominee's background, which
could delay the confirmation process for weeks.
Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo., announced that
her House civil service subcommittee is looking ipto
circumstances under which the wife of a Meese
benefactor obtained her job with the Merit System
Protection Board in San Francisco.
Meese's primary opponent on the Judiciary panel,
Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, (D-Ohio), said senators
were negotiating about sending a letter to Smith.

Metzenbaum said the letter would "call for the at-
torney general to meet his responsibilities" as
required by the Ethics in Government Law. The
senator said he believed the law is clear and calls for
Smith to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor
unless he finds the allegations against Meese lack
Reagan was questioned closely about the Meese
controversy in his session with reporters. He was
asked whether he would seek Meese's withdrawal as
a candidate to become the nation's chief law enfor-
cement officer.
"No, no, because then there would be a cloud over
him because he would no longer have the means, or
there would no longer be investigations or anything
by which he could be cleared," Reagan said.

Candidates participate
in first MSA debate

Dangling diner .AP Photo
Just when you thought Michigan had enough greasy spoons, riggers prepare
to place a Hudson, Mass. diner aboard a trailer yesterday for transport to
Greenfield Village in Dearborn. The diner, built in 1947, comes complete
with stools, booths, pots and pans.
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will interview prospective applicants for positions in the
Positions and qualifications are:
ANALYSTS - M.A., international relations, area studies, foreign
languages; B.A. with overseas working experience or post B.A. edu-
cation. .
LIBRARIANS - MLS or B.A. Liberal Arts with library experience.
GFOGRAPHERS - MS/MA, BS/BA geography/cartography or
All applicants should possess EXCELLENT WRITING ABILITY,
FOREIGN LANGUAGE. U.S. citizenship required. Starting .date
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education and experience.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

(Continued from Page 1)
candidate, Cheryl Collins, who filled in
for RAP's presidential candidate Jim
Frego, reiterated his stand that "MSA
has no right to be involved in plolitics -
the assembly is not a political
ANDREW Plevin, presidential
candidate of (LMNOP) Let's Make
Needs Our Priority, said that the
assembly is a political institution.
Ron Senkowski candidate for the
YOU party said that the assembly
should become political by tying
renewed student awareness with
All five parties voiced their
opposition to the proposed student code
of non-academic conduct, although the
candidates said they would deal with
the guidelines differently.
PAGE FELT it most important that
the assembly concentrate its efforts on
preventing the regents from changing
their by-laws to allow the code to be
passed without MSA's approval.
IOU's Weinstein said his party
RSG fights t
(Continued from Page 1)
in April, Gantner said, and will be
scrambling for money to cover that ad-
ded expense.
DURING HER stay in the capitol,
Gantner will meet with Democratic
Senators Carl Levin and Donald Riegle
of Michigan and Representative
William Ford (D-Mich.) of the
Education and Labor Committee. She
also will meet with staff on the Senate
Finance Committee and members of
the Ways and Means Committee.
RSG also decided last night on the
location of two ballot booths for next
High courCt
pht of
(Continued from Page 1)
By "re-enacting the central plight of
their life" - living and sleeping in a
tent city across the street from the
White House - they sought to "touch
the compassion of a nation," ACLU
counsel Burt Neuborne said.
Neuborne argued on behalf of the
Community for Creative Non-Violence,
a Washington activist group that works
with the homeless and destitute.
The group challenged National Park
Service regulations prohibiting
sleeping in Lafayette Square, across
Pennsylvania Avenue from the White
House, and on the mall area near the
The U.S. Court of Appeals in
Washington ruled 6-5 that demon-
strators have a constitutional right to
express themselves by sleeping. The
government appealed the case to the
Supreme Court.

strongly believes the regents have no
right to formulate a code if it only
applies to students - and if they do
students should have more say in the
code. IOU would like to see the
University's already existing codes be
combined into one formal document.
RAP candidate Frego voiced his op-
position to the code before he left the
debate. Frego said that some sort of
code is necessay, however, it should not
include jurisdiction over the greek
system, or the co-ops. These
organizations already phavetheir own
judicial systems, he said.
YOU candidate, Senkowski ex-
pressed his opposition to the code based
on his party's belief that the guidelines
would turn the University into a police
force and that students would suffer
from double jeopardy under the code
because they could, be tried by both a
university and civil court
The candidates also fielded questions
from the audience.
ax in capitol
week's presidential election. Booths in
the Cashier's Office in the LSA building
will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
next Thursday and Friday and in the
Campus Commons on North Campus
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday.
A third place, the location of which is
undecided, will be open for voting from
non until 8 p.m. Thursday and from
noon until6 p.m. Friday.
niotes ..
Man shot in ankle
A 23-year-old man was shot in the
ankle Tuesday night while getting out of
a car on East Madison street, according
to Ann Arbor police.
The man was riding in a car driven by
his mother at 9:15 p.m. when a group of
five men blocked the road and made
obscene gestures, said Sgt. arold Tin-
When the group refused to move the
man got out of his car and one of the
group members drew a handgun and
shot at him, Tinsey said.,
The victim, a Mt. Clemens resident,
was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
treated, and released, Tuesday night,
Tinsey said. Police are looking for the
suspect, he said.
Woman raped
A man used a gun to force his way in-
to a woman's car on the 2600 block of
West Liberty Tuesday night and then
raped her after driving to Scio Town-
ship, Ann Arbor police officials said.
After the rape, "which occurred bet-
ween 10 and 11 p.m., the suspect drove
the woman back to West Liberty and
fled, said Sgt. Harold Tinsey. The
woman then drove to the police station,
Tinsey said. - Randi Harris

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Factions break Beirut cease fire
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's warring militias ignored a new cease-fire
declaration yesterday, sending mortar and shellfire crashing into Christian
and Moslem neighborhoods in Beirut and its suburbs.
The fighting, which reportedly killed at least one person and wounded
three, erupted during the night hours after a nine-day peace conference in
Switzerland between leaders of the nation's Christian and Moslem factions
ended in failure.
President Amin Gemayel met in Paris' with French President Francois
Mitterrand to discuss the situation in Lebanon, where France still maintains
a peacekeeping force. Neither man commented on their discussions.
After nine days of talks mediated by Syria, the faction leaders were only
able to come up with an unsigned document that declared Lebanon an Arab
entity and called for a ceasefire and setting up a committee to study political
Reagan drops missile sale plan
WASHINGTON - President Reagan, facing defeat in Congress, has
decided to drop his plan to sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Jordan and
Saudi Arabia, White House spokesman Larry Speakes said yesterday.
But another Reagan proposal - for a U.S.-armed and equipped Jordanian
strike force - may now get through Congress under a compromise worked
out with opponents of the arms purchases.
Congressional and other sources, who declined to be identified, said the
White House gained clearance for the strike force by agreeing to eliminate
58 shoulder-fired Stingers which had been earmarked for it.
Speakes said the United States had notified "the appropriate parties,"
meaning Jordan and Saudi Arabia, about Reagan's decision.
"Last night, the president decided to withdraw the proposed sale,"
Speakes said. He said the decision was made in "consultation with
Congress,"and Reagan'sforeign policy advisers.
Study says heart surgery often
unnecessary, drugs sufficient
BOSTON - Approximately 35,000 Americans undergo expensive heart
surgery each year when they could be treated with drugs alone, according to
a large study published yesterday.
The study, conducted by 15 major medical centers across the country,
found surgery to bypass heart vessels that are becoming blocked is no more
effective at preventing heart attacks and death than are modern drug
"Apparently, in patients with mild (chest pain), regardless of the extent of
the disease, surgery doesn't prolong lifespan," said Dr. Bernard Chaitman,
a professor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Approximately 190,000 to 200,000 heart bypasses will be performed in 1984.
About 18 percent of 35,000, of those patients fit the category of the study.
Heart bypass surgery costs approximately $25,000 per operation, although
the price varies widely depending on the extent of the disease and where the
operation is performed.
Reagan backs plan to cut deficits
WASHINGTON - President Reagan, urging Republicans to "stand
together," barnstormed Capitol Hill yesterday on behalf of a GOP plan to cut
federal budget deficits and vowed.to veto any tax increases not linked to
spending cuts.
Reagan made separate appearances before Senate and House
Republicans at opposite ends of the Capitol to lobby for the $150 billion
deficit-reduction plan negotiated between the House and Senior GOP
It was apparent, however, there was not unanimous support for the
package among Republicans.Copservativesin particular, are unhappy that
the president has agreed to tax increases and cuts i:milita'y spending in an
election year.
Senate majority Leader Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), predicted there would
"be an uphill fight" to pass the compromise plan because it has "enemies on
both sides" of the aisle - Republicans and Democrats.
The Republican plan faces election-year competition from a Democratic
package that would reduce the deficit by $185 billion over three years. The
Democrats' proposal would earmark more money than Reagan wants for
domestic programs and substantially cut his proposed Pentagon spending
Four more men to face jury
in Mass. barroom rape case
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Four men committed "an explosion of violence
and brutality against that small woman," a prosecutor said yesterday in
urging a jury to convict the men of gang-raping a woman on a barroom pool
But defense attorneys argued that the woman was "committed to the path
of a lie" when she testified against the men.
Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the case today after receiving
instructions from Superior Court Judge William Young yesterday afternoon.
TWo other men charged in the same incident were convicted of aggravated
rape Saturday after a separate trial, and th'ey face possible life terms when
they are sentenced tomorrow.
The defendants all are Portuguese immigrants. After the earlier
convictions, some members of the city's Portuguese community complained
that the men were convicted because of their nationality.
District Attorney Ronald Pina, a Portuguese-American, rejected the
claim of prejudice. The victim alo is Portuguese-American, and at least
five of the 16 jurors have Portuguese surnames.

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Thursday, March 22, 1984
Vol. XCIV-No. 136
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