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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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of showers. High in the low 80s.

oL XCV, No. 17 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, September 25, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
Eeon. arsonist
loses appeal
By JERRY MARKON mental state at the time of the fire was
with wirereports "that. of a child," and defense
~ The Michigan Court of Appeals psychologist Max Hutt testified in favor
yesterday upheld the 1982 conviction of of the not guilty by reason of insanity
former University employee Arthur plea. i
Arroyo for setting the Christmas Eve, Prosecutors brought in psychologists
1981 fire which gutted the University's during the trial who said Arroyo's men-
125-year-old Economics Building. tal disorders were not severe enough to
* The court affirmed the five-to-ten constitute insanity. But after the appeal
year sentence Arroyo received in was denied yesterday Hutt insisted that
January, 1983 in Washtenaw County Arroyo was "clearly insane at the time
Circuit Court. State law requires that of the crime.
he serve at least the minimum five-
year sentence before becoming eligible IN COMPLEX and emotional
for parole. testimony during the 1982 trial, Arroyo
DEFENSE attorney Mitchell Nelson, described his troubled childhood ad
y who represented Arroyo during the fall, adolescence, saying he felt "unwanted"
1982 trial, said yesterday that the ap- and alienated" as a child. He said he
pellate court made the "right decision" had problems with hoiosexuality and
Bookendsily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL based on the facts of the case. spent 10 months in a New York
But he maintained that the seminary trying to become a priest at
Parer covers the windows of Follett's bookstore on State Street yesterday after the store closed Saturday. A sign in the prosecution "never proved that a age 19.
window said only that the store was "closed for good." Store employees would not comment on the closing, and com- chemical accelerant was used in the In its decision yesterday, the court
used gasoline or another chemical to established by the circuit court and
help spread the fire became an issue in ruled that Arroyo's confession to set-7
the trial when separate chemical tests ting the fire had been properly ob
ie thep prad hefie ecae n sseinruedthtproducednfesin o conflictingn s o v taceresults.nficin rtalsted..
Arroyo said he only planned to burn a Arroyo was arrested for setting the
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Reagan, striking a "America has repaired its strength. . . We are ready for small stack of papers in the building, fire in San Diego where he was being in-
conciliatory tone, said yesterday he would work to narrow constructive negotiations with the Soviet Union," Reagan but the damage from the fire was so ex- terrogated by U.S. Secret Service agen- Arroyo
"the clear differences" between the United States and the said. tensive that the building, which stood in ts about alleged threats he had made' ...used insanity defense
Soviet Union. The resident proposed high-level meetings The president, who once denounced Moscow as an "evil the Diag in front of the Undergraduate against the President of the United County Prosecutor William Delhey said
that could be "essential, if crises are to be avoided." empire" that ultimately would be left on the "ash heap of Library, had to be demolished. States. He confessed on the plane en yesterday. Delhey, who was the prosec-
As Reagan proposed regular high-level meetings between history," adopted his most conciliatory line yet toward the ARROYO, WHO had been fired from route back to Ann Arbor in a conver- utor in the trial, applauded the appeals
the United States and the Soviet Union, Democratic Soviets in the speech, which came just over six weeks before his job as a secretary in the School of sation with a detective. court's decision.
challenger Walter Mondale urged voters yesterday to elect a the Nov. 6 election. Public Health, told the court he was THE COURT said the confession was Arroyo is currently in the state prison
president "who knows what he's doing in foreign policy." REAGAN,. PRESSED repeatedly by U.S. allies to soften disillusioned by what he regarded as voluntary because Arroyo had been at Jackson, serving the five-to-10 year
SOVIET FOREIGN Minister Andrei Gromyko listened his once harsh anti-Soviet rhetoric, was interruped just once reverse discrimination by the Univer- read his rights and initiated the conver- team for arson and a three-to-10 year
with a poker face, hands folded in his lap, as Reagan ad- by applause, when he remarked: sity on the basis of sex. sation. sentence for breaking into the
dressed the 39th session of the United Nations General "Outside this room, while there still will be clear differen- Nelson, who did not represent Arroyo The authorities "operated within the Economics Building a month before the
ssembly. See MONDALE, Page 2 in the appeal, argued that Arroyo's constitutional framework," Washtenaw fire and stealing a typewriter.

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Chinese scholar
Jdlied i campus
bike accident'

By MARLA GOLD A wit
A visiting law scholar from China firmed t
died yesterday after colliding with a the cycl
University truck on South State Street. police sf
The man,, whose name will not be AFTE
released until officials notify his next of victim
kin in China, was pedaling his bicycle vehicle
west across State toward East Madison The v
at 11 a.m. when he slammed into the had a i
side of the truck with the front wheel of the acci
the bike, according to Ann Arbor Police Hugh
Sgt. Arthur Hughes. the way
THE DRIVER OF the truck, Rockey he was
Mayne, said he did not see the victim at ter he a
all, and only realized that someone had The vi
*un into the truck after he heard the not thro
anging on the side of the truck, of his sh
"He came out between a bus and from th
another (vehicle)," said Mayne. vestigat
Beirut blast
sparks need
or emb ass
s ecurit hi e

ness who was not identified con-
that Mayne could not have seen
ist in time to avoid the accident,
aid.
R HITTING THE truck, the
slid against the side until the
came to a stop.
victim was still breathing. and
ulse, but was not conscious after
dent, Hughes said.
es said the man died either on..
to University Hospital, where
taken for treatment, or soon af-
rrived at the hospital.
ictim, who was born in 1959, was
wn from his bicycle, though one
hoes was thrown about eight feet
he scene. Police ar'e still in-
ting the accident.

Woman
an r
after boys
in her
money
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - Some people are
hard to please. When two boys found
$4,000 and gave it to police, they won
praise and $5 rewards, but no thanks
came from the money's owner, who
complained angrily that "no one had
the right to take her bag from the
seawall," police sa
Marc Norcross, 11, and Bekim
Demirai, 12, found the money, mostly in
$50 and $100 bills, in a shopping bag on
the Nahant Beach seawall Saturday af-
ternoon. The bag also contained a
bathing suit, shampoo, toothbrush,
pocketbook, passport and photos.
"WE COULDN'T take the money i
'cause it wouldn't be right, and if we
took it we couldn't spend it," Bekim
said yesterday. "I couldn't buy
anything like a radio 'cause my mother
would know.' "
The boys turned the bag over to
Metropolitan District Police, who told
them, "You're probably gonna be
rewarded for this,"Bekim said.
Instead, "the lady was mad," he said.
"She was irate," said officer Frank
Anderson. "She said no one had the
right to take her bag from the
seawall.' ."
The bag's owner, 28-year-old Anna
Maria Altamari, told police she had left
it behind while she went on.,a two-mile
jog, Anderson said. She had an unlisted
East Boston number and could not be
reached for comment yesterday.

Daily Photo by KAREN ROMFH
Officials examine the scene of a fatal accident yesterday at the corner of State and Madison Streets. The chalk outline
shows where the victim, a student from China, and his bicycle fell after the accident.

NEW YORK (AP) - The State Department yester-
day disclosed it is asking Congress to urgently
approve another $372 million in emergency funds to im-
prove security at American embassies in the wake
of the terrorist bomb that devasted the U.S. Em-
bassy annex in Beirut last week.
John Hughes, the State Department spokesman,
said the funds will be used to build and strengthen
barricades around embassies, to speed up con-
struction of some new embassies in "high threat
areas," to provide armored vehicles, and to con-
trol public access to certain embassies.
HUGHES SAID the Reagan administration
wants the aid approved before the end of the

current session of Congress.
Plans to upgrade security at U.S. embassies was
first envisioned in 1979 as a response to mob at-
tacks against U.S. facilities in Pakistan, Iran and
Libya. The program called for improving security
at 125 sites at a cost of $192 million. Some posts
were dropped from the program, which until
yesterday was expected to cost $145 million.
Hughes announed the aid request after
Secretary of State George Shultz, attending a
United Nations session here, received a report
from a team of investigators who probed the
devastation of the embassy annex in Beirut and are
to make recommendations about now to improve

security.
LEADING THE team was Robert Oakley, the
State Department's coordinator for counter-
terrorism.
Hughes said the administration has no plans to
disclose its diplomatic posts in Lebanon following
the terrorist attack, the third to destroy an
American installation in that city in 17 months.
The other blasts destroyed the U.S. Embassy in
April of 1983 and the U.S. Marine headquarters
last October.
"The embassy is going to stay, but obviously
we need to do some hard thinking on how it's going
to operate," Hughes said.

TODAY
Ugly duckling
S OME UGLY PEOPLE think not having a date
every Saturday night is the worst thing in the world,
but Bruce Morgan from the Indiana University of
Pennsylvania turned his ugliness into popularity.
Morgan was selected as the "ugliest man" on the campus
rSt1rdav night hsting nut six other finalists. The contest

plans to use the title for everything it's worth. "I've just
been waiting to become famous and I guess this is the
time," he said. And does he feel bad about being ugly?
"Man, I ain't ugly," Morgan said. "My mom's been telling
me for 24 years that I'm the best-looking guy in the world."
Kiss off
A KISS may be just a kiss, but the smooch Eddie
Levin and Delphine Orha planted on each other was no
perfunctory peck. Their lips didn't part for 17 days and 9
hours-an achievement that won them a new car and a trip
to Paris. "This ha shrngiht us clnrt naether mave tnn

were alotted each hour to take naps or showers. For their
efforts, Levin and Orha drove off with a $15,000 sports car
from the dealer and won a week in Paris from a beer com-
pany. But they apparently missed a record by a few days.
In June 1983, Dino DeLorean and Barbrar Kane puckered
up for three weeks. Levin and Orha, who met in a laun-
dromat, were never alone during their bussing bonanza.
Dozens of curious passers-by pressed their noses to the
glass and watched the couple swap kisses in the dealer-
ship's showroom. "All in all, it's been a wonderful 17 days,"
said Levin.

apartment in January 1982 when Hartford's ex-wife, Elaine
Kay, and a friend, Adrianna Adereth, came into the room
and tied her to the bed. The women, who were allegedly ar-
gry with Dowling for spending a night out with Hartford,
then clipped her nearly bald, the suit said. Kay, Hartford's
fourth wife, and Miss Adereht pleaded guilty last year to
criminal harrassment in the incident and fined $500 each:
Lipsig said his client was pleased with the settlement.

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