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1/ol. XCIV-No. 146

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 3, 1984

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CRISP stings first victims

Spring just wouldn't be Spring
without two key nuisances: mosquitos
Both are critters by which people
unavoidably get stung. And the first
batch of victims waiting in line to
CRISP yesterday at Lorch Hall was no
FROM THE un-godly hour of 8 a.m.
until the doors closed at 4:30 p.m.
students waited for the mighty com-
puter to decide whether next term's
course schedule would be doom or
Although some students try to out-
smart the computer - one student said
he entered the building through the
back door to beat the crowds- the ugly
fact remains that CRISP usually comes
out ahead,
EVEN THE chosen few who were
lucky enough to CRISP first yesterday
did not escape the frustrating "Closed"
reply which appeared without fail on
the screen.
LSA prft
After a seven-month battle, LSA
faculty members yesterday passed a
watered-down version of teaching
uidelines proposed by a joint student-
faculty committee.
The revised guidelines only "urge"
faculty members to comply with the
standards unlike the initial proposal,
under which the rules were iandatory.
"ORIGINALLY (the guidelines)
were a code of laws, but the faculty will
still be able to know what is expected of
them. No one is obliged to follow it,
though, the way it reads now," said
OFrench Prof. Roy Nelson, who is co-
Wchairman of the committee.
Faculty members objected to the
initial document because they said the
guidelines were too restrictive. Under
the code faculty members would be
required to distribute syllabi and class
outlines at the beginning of a term, hold
regular office hours, critique students'
work along with assigning grades, and
speak English fluently, except in ad-
vanced foreign language courses.
Some faculty members such as
*Philosphy Prof. Carl Cohen said they
fear that teachers would be sued for not
following the guidelines under a man-
datory code. The original proposal was
See LSA, Page 2


Registration opens with
lines, closed courses

LAST YEAR, LSA junior Joel Israel
thought he had reached success with his
schedule. "I brought (my schedule) to
the computer and it came up 'succeed,
succeed, succeed - close,"' he said.
"And that one close wrenches your
whole schedule. It might as well have
said: close, close, close, close."
Yesterday, Israel's luck wasn't much
better. "I go and sit down at the desk
and the lady punches in my course
number and 'Inactive Course' appears
on the screen."
"INACTIVE course? What's an inac-
tive course?" Israel asked the CRISP
operator. "But she just shrugged her
shoulders. You see, even if you CRISP
first you still can't win."

For less experienced students the
CRISP experience can be threatening.
"I remember the first time CRISPing
before freshman year," recalls Israel.
"I was waiting in line and these two
girls in front of me started crying. I
became really scared, I thought it was
some kind of torture chamber in
AND ONE of those tearful students
might have been Debbie Morrison, and
LSA junior. "Before freshman year,
when I came to CRISP T had to wait in
line for two-and-a-half hours. By then I
was so miserable that if you touched me
wrong I would have started crying."
But Morrison made the fatal error of
not checking the closed course list

before she climbed the stairs to the
computer room. "When I fin'ally got to
the lady she asked me if I had even
bothered looking at the closed course
list, because everything I wanted was
closed - then I really did start crying.
"And I kept crying while my
boyfriend filled out my entire
IN THE PAST three years, however,
Morrison said her scheduling problems
eventually worked out.
The trick is not panicking, adds LSA
junior Jean Weinman. "Yes, it all
works out and I no longer have nervous
breakdowns like I used to."
Students aren't the only victims of
frustration during CRISP. For CRISP
admninistrators the ultimate disaster is
when computers break down, accor-
ding to Tom Karunas, assistant Univer-
sity registrar who coordinates student
"THE BIGGEST problem we have
See STUDENTS, Page 2

The first group of lucky victims of the University computers wait in line to
CRISP for classes at Lorch Hall yesterday.


Y1 I1 IS

City Council majori[ty

Republican City Council candidates
won three of the five ward seats in
yesterday's city election, securing the
GOP's majority on Council.
In the Second Ward, Republican in-
cumbent James Blow defeated
Democrat James Burchell by 675 votes
and GOP newcomer Jeanette Mid-
dleton scored a narrow victory, upset-
ting Democratic incumbent Raphael
Ezekiel by 78 votes in the Third Ward.
votes over Democrat John McNabb in
the Fourth Ward.
The two Democratic wins were in the
First Ward by Larry Hunter, who ran
unopposed, and in the Fifth Ward,
where Doris Preston defeated GOP
candidate Sally Pennington by 487
Preston said last night she was "ec-
static" with her victory over Pen-
nington. But Pennington attributed the
win to the number of Democrats
registered in the Fifth Ward. "There
isn't one person on my campaign who
thinks I'm a loser. Neither do I."
"IT'S NICE to be a winner," said
Jeanette Middleton last night. "I had a
great deal of help. I think Rafe
(Ezekiel) is a good guy, (but) I thinkw'e
just worked harder than he did."
Ezekiel said he was disappointed with
the loss, but added that he expected the

race to be close. Burchell blamed his
defeat partly on poor voter turnout in
traditionally Democratic precincts
such as Mary Markley Dormitory. At
Markley, less than 35 people voted,
Burchell said.
Burchell also attributed his loss to the
strong GOP support in the Second Ward
and said he "wouldn't rule out" running
next year. But he added that "the key
would be to get more students to vote."
MOST OF THE winning candidates
said their victories resulted from a
solid campaign organization. Fourth
Ward winner Gerald Jernigan said
campaign volunteers going door-to-
door helped secure votes.
Two of the three ballot proposals
were passed by voters yesterday.
Proposal B calling for a 1.5 mil tax
over five years for repairs on major
city streets was approved 8,312 to
Voters also approved 16,605 to 5,327
Proposal A which would allow citizens
to petition for changes in city
The plan to improve city bike paths
was the only proposal that failed
yesterday. The proposal lost 8,057 to
The unofficial results of the election
are as follows:
" First Ward - Larry Hunter (D): 794
votes (ran unopposed).

.. takes Fifth Ward

T ab.in Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Tie a blue ribbon
Eric Goldstein wears the blue crepe paper a group of students wrapped
around the Administration Building yesterday. The group is protesting the
proposed code of non-academic conduct and plans to surround Central
Campus with blue yarn Friday morning. See story, Page 3.

" Second Ward - James Blow (R):
1,611 votes; James Burchell (D): 936
" Third Ward - Jeanette Middleton:
1,748 votes; Raphael Ezekiel (D) 1,670.
" Fourth Ward - Gerald Jernigan (R):
1,775 votes; John McNabb (D): 1,125
* Fifth Ward - Doris Preston (D):
2,301 votes; Sally Pennington (RY: 1,814

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Gunmen wound 48 in

High court
to review
'moment of
silence law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court, while
adhering to its 22-year ban on officially sponsored
school prayers, said yesterday it will consider letting
public schools provide a daily "moment of silence"
for students.
The justices said they will study an Alabama law
that allowed periods of silence at the start of each
school day for student meditation or prayer.
THE LAW was struck down as unconstitutional by
a federal appeals court that said the legislation's
main purpose was promoting religion. At the same
time yesterday, the justices agreed with the appeals
court that a separate Alabama law that allowed
public school teachers to lead willing students in
prayer is unconstitutional.
The high court, showing no intention of recon-
sidering its 1962 decision outlawing officially spon-
sored prayer sessions in public schools, limited its
review to the "moment of silence" law. '
Similar laws have been enacted in 22 other states.
They are A rizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine,

Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey,
New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pen-
nsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Virginia.
LOWER COURTS have struck down the New Jer-
sey, New Mexico and Tennessee laws. But the
Massachusetts law was upheld by a three-judge
federal court in 1976.
The Reagan administration is urging the high court
to allow states to provide brief, daily periods of silen-
ce for "prayer or meditation" in public schools.
Government lawyers said such measures pose no
threat of establishing an official religion, but merely
represent an "accommodation of and toleration for
private religious beliefs and practices."
"PERMITTING school children to maintain a mormgnt
of silence in the public schools . . . evinces a
benevolent neutrality," the government contended in
a "friend-of-the-court" brief.
President Reagan favors a constitutional amen-
dment to allow officially sponsored prayer sessions in
public schools - the type of activity the Supreme
See COURT, Page 3

From AP and UPI
JERUSALEM - Three Arab gunmen
wildly sprayed West Jerusalem's main
intersection yesterday with sub-
machine gunfire and grenades, woun-
ding 48 people. A bystander shot one
assailant dead as the crowd shouted
"Kill him, kill him."
Two Damascus-based Palestinian
groups claimed responsibility for the
attack in the heart of the Jewish sector
of the disputed city. Interior Minister
Josef Burg said the assailants came
across the border from Lebanon.
"IT WAS like a wild west show," said
Dr. Ephraim Elazeri, one of the woun-
ded threated at Sha'arey Tzedek
hospital. "Everyone was shooting at

everyone else. It was hard to tell who
were the villains and who' were the
One of the assailants was killed by an
Israeli civilian who dashed from a cof-
fee shop, seized a rifle from a soldier,
and opened fire on the gunman. The two
other attackers were captured.
As the gunmen crumpled on the
sidewalk, bleeding from a stomach
wound, Israelis rushed from coffee
shops and stores, yelling "Kill him, Kill
FORTY-EIGHT people were woun-
ded in the attack, three of them
seriously, from either bullets-or shrap-
nel from the grenades, which the
See 48, Page 3


Joke mail
UNDREDS OF GULLIBLE South Quad residents,
began to panic yesterday when they learned that
the dorm's mail sorters had gone on strike-
sort of. The "strikers" demanded recognition of
South Quad as a U.S. Post Office substation, a raise to $6 an
hour, better.working conditions, and an end to mass stuf-
fings. But the joke was on the residents who spent valuable

PSN prize
organization? Apparently it is, at least in the eyes of
University Vice President for Student Services Henry
Johnson. In a letter to the PSN last week, Johnson told the
PSN that it is one of 17 groups nominated for the Univer-
sity's Student Recognition Award. Johnson said he had
"mixed feelings" about telling the group of the nomination
but having to also inform them that PSN was not among the
final list of groups receiving the award. "Your group should

included an exhibition and a teaching session at Crisler
Also on this date in history:
" 1944 - Only 1,000 people voted in city elections for
supervisors, aldermen, and constables. Republican can-
didates captured 17 of 21 seats at stake.
" 1970 - Fifty students who had been convicted for par-
ticipating in a September LSA sit-in awaited action on their
appeals. Most of the convicted students had received seven-
day jail sentences and been charged $45 fines and $200 in
court costs.

INA . 'Nom


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