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Vol. XCI V-No. 155 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan -Friday, April 13 1984 Fifteen Cents Sixteen Pages
By SUE BARTO
Preppies, punkers, and one stripper
showed up at a Campus Inn hotel room
yesterday for a chance to be one of the
"Girls of the Big Ten," in Playboy's
"WHAT THE hell, it's crazy," said
SA junior theresa Sargent, who
brought along her roommate. "We
psyched each other up... We didn't sit
down and ponder it or try to rationalize
it, wejust said, 'let's do it!' "
SARGENT and her roommate, LSA
junior Erica Walz, both decked out in
miniskirts and plenty of make-up, gave
their measurements and biographical
information to Playboy photographer
David Chan, who took Polaroid snap-
hots of them.
See PLAYBOY, Page 3
From staff and wire reports
The State Senate yesterday approved a
college scholarship package which University
officials say will help attract the state's top--
The program, based solely on high school
students' test scores - not family income -
was approved 29-5. If passed by the House, it.
will establish a $500 yearly grant for state
Students who score in the top 8 percent of the
American College Testing exam. It will
benefit about 5,000 students yearly.
THE MERIT-BASED scholarship was
proposed by Gov. James Blanchard last year
to reward high achievers regardless of family
income. Backers of the plan say it will keep
talented students in state colleges, and
University officials agree.
According to Richard Kennedy, the Univer-
sity's vice president for state relations, the
program will serve as an incentive for top-
notch students to attend the University, in-
stead of travelling to out of state schools that
offer attactive scholarship plans.
"It is an incentive for a lot of people in high
school to be attentive to GPAs and that sort of
thing," Kennedy said.
HOWEVER, HE said that while the
program could encourage students to attend
the University administrators are somewhat
hesitant about it. "(There is) still an enor-
mous (need for) financial aid for needy
students," Kennedy said. "Until we make it
possible for (all students) to come to the
University...we are a little hesitant about this
kind of program."
Some kind of need factor should be included
See STATE, Page 5
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
LSA juniors Theresa Sargent, left, and Erica Walz, show some skin for Playboy photographer David Chan
yesterday in the Presidential Suite of the Campus Inn. The roommates are auditioning for Playboy's
September issue, "Girls of the Big Ten."
They all scream for ice cream
.n,,.« .. ..' : . .a vU .rib,.,ta ' . By MICHELLE BEZAI
Spring temperatures that send
students flocking to local ice cream
spots for some cool relief are also
brewing some hot competition between
the scoopers behind the counters.
Ann Arbor's seven ice cream stores
are fighting hard for customers by
trying to keep their products a scoop
above the rest.
AND BETWEEN finicky customer
tastes and an increasingly specialized
ice cream market, selling a cone just
isn't as easy as it used to be.
Gone are the simple flavors of
vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry
while such modern dazzlers as can-
taloupe, mocha chip and Oreo cookie
rule today's ice cream roost.
Today's ice cream can come
squashed delightfully between two
cookies, or cookies can come delight-
fully squashed in ice cream.
Sundaes previously limited to slender
fountain glasses now can be slurped on
the run in an oversized waffle cone.
THE ONLY simple fact remaining in the
modern world of ice cream is that
people still love to lick the stuff. And
some ice cream sellers are taking ad-
,vantage of that all-American passion
by charging more than a dollar for'a
mere single scoop.
Newcomer to the Ann Arbor ice
cream market Bill Costello, who owns
Cafe Fiore near the corner of State and
See SUN, Page 5
Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT
Leo Heatley, assistant director of the University's Department of Public
Safety and Security, plans to seek the Washtenaw County Sheriff's seat
being vacated by Sheriff Tom Minick.
Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Although there are at least seven places in Ann Arbor where ice cream fanatics can get their fix lickety-split, vendors of
the frosty stuff, like this Lovin' Spoonfull worker, say there 's been no dip in business.
By THOMAS MILLER
Representatives of the graduate teaching assistants' union
have obtained a document that they believe may solve the
four-month-old problem of tuition waiver taxation.
According to the Graduate Employees' Organization, an
Internal Revenue Service document implies that the
University should not withhold taxes on the one-third tuition
break that TAs receive under their contract with the
UNTIL THIS year, a federal law had exempted the tuition
waiver from being taxed, but the law expired in December
when Congress failed to reinstate the measure.
As a result, TAs have had to play an average of .$75 a
month more in taxes while waiting for Congress to act.
On Wednesday, the House passed the bill containing the
tuition exemption by a vote of 318-97, but similar legislation
has yet to pass in the Senate.
EVEN IF THE Senate doesn't pass the tax bill, GEO
believes the IRS document means the University should not
be withholding the taxes.
The IRS document states: "The Treasury Department and
the (IRS) will not issue any regulations or rulings altering
the tax treatment of nonstatutory fringe benefits prior to
January 1, 1985. Present administrative practice will not be
changed during this period."
The union will present the document to the University at a
meeting next Wednesday, and ask the University to stop the
"OUR HOPE IS that based on the IRS ruling, the
University will realize that they've made a big mistake,"
said GEO treasurer Rick Matland. "The ruling, coupled with
the fact that the University of Michigan is the only university
in the country withholding, will hopefully lead to a quick
resolution of the problem."
"I really feel that finding the IRS ruling is a breakthrough.
The ruling is so clear," Matland added.
"IT SAYS that there are to be no changes in the way fringe
benefits are being taxed. A big question is why hasn't the
University acted on this before? Were they even aware of the
ruling?" he said.
University officials say, however, that the union's
See TUITION, Page 2
may earn sheriff's
By MARK SMALLWOOD
In two weeks; one University official
hopes to be working outside the con-
fines of Angell Hall, the Diag and the
UGLi. Washtenaw County will pick a
new interim sheriff soon, and Leo
Heatley, the assistant director of the
University's Department, of Public
Safety and Security, hopes to get the
job. In case he doesn't, he is cam-
paigning for the position in the fall.
Tom Minick, the current sheriff, is
leaving the job April 20, and the county
will appoint an interim sheriff until
January when the winner of Novem-
ber's election will take over.
"I THINK a lot of Tom Minick,"
Heatley said, "and I wouldn't be doing
much differently than he is doing now."
If he's elected in November, Heatley
said he 'would like to see the 911
emergency phone call system expan-
ded. "I would strive to make it county-
wide. Right now we only have 911 in
Ann Arbor. There is none in the west of
the county," he said.
Heatley said he also wants to
establish more, self-defense and rape
preventionaworkshops in the county.
ONE ASPECT of working in the
Safety Department Heatley said he will
not miss is having to deal with
proposed student code of non-academic
conduct. The code; which Heatley sup-
ports, would allow the University to
See 'U', Page 5
ODAY'S DAILY IS the last paper of the term in
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farming community in Hygiene, Colo. Farmers say they
can yell, object, and chase the thieves off their fields, but
they just keep coming back - and sometimes it's the far-
mers themselves who end up in trouble. Bev Platt, who
lives south of the town, says last year she yelled at a man to
get off her land, while she was holding a broom in her hand.
He told police she had a gun. She was tried and convicted
for pointing a gun and is now on probation for that crime.
"We've never owned a gun, but I wish my broom had been
loaded," Platt said. She now has a large sign posted by her
asparagus patch that says: "Asparagus Pickers Beware of
The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1955 the State Senate voted 23-2
to change the name of Michigan State College to
Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied
Science. Officials here at the University, however, said
they were not pleased with the change because the name
sounded too similar to the University of Michigan. Gov.
Mennen Williams backed the vote saying that "the state of
Michigan is certainly big enough for two state-supported
magazine, a monthly California-based liberal
publication, charged that the MSU aid project served as a
front for the CIA and violated the 1954 Geneva agreement.
But MSU officials said they promptly fired CIA agents
when the officials'. identity was revealed and dropped the
1982 ' Security officials from the Michigan Union
reported that they confiscated a number of beverages -
some of which were alcoholic - from the offices of the
Michigan Student Assembly. According ,to an anonymous
source, officials took a case of Michelob beer, a bottle of
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