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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, October 20, 1984
Shapiros open doors to students

Some were curious. They wanted to
catch a glimpse of the University's top
man. Others just wanted to sample
some of the refreshments. Whatever
the motives, 700 students turned out to
take up yesterday's open house in-
vitation from University President
Harold Shapiro and Vivian Shapiro.
Students got a chance to tour the
white house on S. University and to
meet the Shapiros face to face.
FOR SOME, the open house is an an-
nual affair. "We come every year .
it's good food and it's neat to see the

way the house has changed," said Joan
Roggenbuck, an LSA senior who atten-
ded yesterday's open house with a
But for the majority of the students,
yesterday was the first time they'd
visited the house or seen the Shapiros.
"Most come out of curiosity," said
Steve Kamden, a member of the
University Activities Center - the
group which sponsors the annual event.
"I made a conscious effort to come,
but I don't exactly know why," said
David Zeiler, an LSA sophomore.
Some students stopped by because

they wanted to meet Shapiro. Laura
Lynch, an art school junior, said she at-
tended the open house because she
"wanted to say hello and tell him how
much I've enjoyed my classes."
NO MATTER WHAT their motives
for coming, most students said they en-
joyed the visit and meeting Shapiro.
"He greeted everyone and asked
everyone different questions," said
Jennifer Marwil, and LSA sophomore.
Some said they were impressed with
the house itself. "I think it's gorgeous,"
said Elyse Feldman, a second year
medical school student.


Pickin' pumpkins
Second-graders from Doylestown, Pa., look for the Great Pumpkin.

Apathy hits Central America day

But students weren't the only ones who
enjoyed yesterday's open house. Vivian
Shapiro said she also enjoyed the open
house. "It's fun. We don't have a lot of
time to see the students," she said, ad-
ding that she regrets not being able to
have students over more often.
President Shapiro said he enjoys the
event because he can "meet the studen-
ts who don't often get a chance to see
me or the house."
Last year, the Shapiro's open house
was held in the basement of the
Michigan Union in celebration of the
ground floor's opening.
pot raids
are ruled
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State of-
ficials vowed yesterday to continue
their war on marijuana growers,
despite a federal judge's ruling that
their searches and seizures on private
land without warrants were uncon-
Opponents of the pot raids, which of-
ficials say have netted an estimated
$295 million worth of marijuana, hailed
U.S. District Judge Robert Aguilar's
ruling Thursday as "important to
protecting the rights of all citizens."
"This is a very important ruling
because CAMP (Campaign Against
Marijuana Planting) has been acting
out of control," said R. Elaine Leitner,
an attorney representing the plaintiff,
NORML, National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws.
organization includes federal, state,
and local law enforcement officials who
say they've seized 147,885 marijuana
pants since July. A mature plant,
which can grow from 10 to 20 feet tall,
can yield about one pound of high-grade
marijuana worth about $2,000, state of-
ficials said.
Various estimates have placed the
value of California's marijuana crop at
as much as $2 billion.
Leitner said CAMP officials had been
conducting "a crusade against
marijuana planting and, on that
crusade, taking over entire counties"
with commando-style raids.
Aguilar barred agents from entering
private property - except open fields
- without search warrants and from
using helicopters for low-flying sear-
ches for marijuana plants on private
AFTER MORE than two hours of
testimony from several northern
California residents, Aguilar found that
CAMP agents "on numerous occasions
have conducted warrantless searches
and seizures" in apparent violation of
the 4th Amendment's protection.
He also found that the CAMP
program "used helicopters in violation
of the 4th Amendment" and in a way
"that may have effectively detained in-
dividuals without reasonable suspicion
A suit, filed in September, said agents
invaded the Trinity County town of
Denny in August.
"Roadblocks, detentions, in-
terrogations, destruction and seizure of
personal property, warrantless, and
unjustified searches of homes, to which
access was gained by breaking in, and
threats to innocent citizens by abusive
language and rifles were authorized or
carried out by defendants," the suit

Steve Helsley, chief of the state
Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, said
the program, which has focused
primarily on Humboldt, Mendocino and
Butte counties, would continue through
the end of October although the harvest
is nearing an end. He said weather
would have a greater impact on the
program's continuation than the
judge's ruling. He also said Aguilar's
ruling would be appealed.
Helsley said he was skeptical of some
of the court testimony. "We will find out
that these complaints simply don't have
any merit," he said. "Essentially we
have a group of growers complaining.
"I think the growers and the NORML
staff are working hard to stop a very ef-
fective enforcement program. The
program is taking away the profit for
this year."

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Reagan signs anti-terrorist bill
WASHINGTON - President Reagan signed legislation yesterday
providing $366 million to combat the "pervasive threat" of terrorism and
illegal activities to the House and Senate Intelligence Committee "That
law was violated," he said.
Reagan signed the bill in a private ceremony in the Oval Office and then
issued a statement about the "insidious threat that terrorism poses" to the
Western world.
The administration sought the money after the bombing of the U.S. Em-
bassy annex in Beirut last month. The measure won quick approval in
Most family members of American diplomats in Beirut have left the coun-
try while safety measures at the embassy are improved following the attack,
according to statements yesterday from U.S. Embassy officials.
John Stewart, embassy spokesman in Beirut, said five dependants left last
week but declined to specify when or where they went "for security
About 40 to 50 Americans still are assigned to diplomatic or security duties
in Beirut. Most of the people who left last week were wives of embassy staff'-
members, Stewart said.
Mondale accuses CIA director
WASHINGTON - Walter Mondale demanded yesterday that President
Reagan fire CIA director William Casey before tomorrow's presidental
debate because of the distribution of a CIA document that encourages
terrorism against the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
Mondale said the law requires that CIA director Casey report on any
illegal activities to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. "That
law was violated," he said.
Five days after the existence of the document first became known, tne
Democratic challenger also called on the president to immediately explain if
he plans U.S. military action against the government in Managua.
The disclosure that the CIA produced the document "is a profound em-
barrassment to our country," he said.
In his attack on Reagan, Mondale said the president should explain how
contras in Nicaragua were given instructions on how to kill local gover-
nment leaders and hire criminals for specific acts of violence against the
Nicaraguan government.
Court upholds, handgun ban
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A divided Illinois Supreme Court yesterday upheld
the nation's first handgun ban in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove, and
the village's mayor said the ruling "sends the green light" to other com-
munities considering similar laws.
The 4-3 decision came on a challenge by four village residents who conten-
ded that the 1981 law barring th? sale and possession of handguns violated
state constitutional guarantees of the right to bear arms and was not within
the scope of local officials' authority.
The high court said that such a ban is constitutional as long as not all guns
are outlawed and that village officials had the power to impise the ban in order
der to reduce weapon-related injuries and accidents.
Despite the efforts of the National Rifle Association and other groups
opposed to curbs on gun ownership, the Mortoh Grove ordinance has been
upheld by state and federal appellate courts. The U.S. Supreme Court last
year refused to hear a separate federal suit challenging it.
Justice condones 'packing'
MINNEAPOLIS - Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist said yester-
day he sees nothing wrong with a president trying to "pack" the nation's
highest court with nominees "sympathetic to his political or philosophical
But Rehnquist noted that past presidents have met with only partial suc-
cess in such efforts to influence American law.
His remarks, in a speech prepared for delivery at the University of Min-
nesota's law school, come at a time of increased speculation over how this
year's presidential election will affect the Supreme Court's future.
"A president who sets out to 'pack' the court seeks to appoint people to the
court who are sympathetic to his political or philosophical principles. There
is no reason in the world why a president should not do this," the justice said.
The 1984 presidential election has focused some attention on the Supreme
Court because five of the nine justices would reach age 80 before the end of
the next president's term in office.
Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justice Thurgood Marshall are 76;
Justice Harry Blackmun is 75; Justice William Brennan is 78; and Justice
Lewis Powell is 77. Rehnquist is 60, the second youngest justice.
Teachers seek to end strikes
LOUISIANA - The St. John the Baptist Parish school district in southeast
Louisiana began processing applications yesterday for new teachers to
report to work next week and end the longest of the nation's teachers' 1
Though the 6,200 students in the district west of New Orleans have been out
of school 54 days, the strike appeared headed for an end by the weekend.
Strikes at school districts, private schools and colleges in Louisiana,
Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania have stretched the summer vacation into the
fall for more than 47,000 students.
Strikes in Illinois - at Waukegan, Mattoon, Effingham and Roodhouse -
have affected about 20,000 students, and pone was near a resolution. The
largest was in Waukegan, where 660 teachers with 11,600 students struck
Oct. 10.

A strike by 459 teachers in the 8,000-student Washington Local school
district in Toledo, Ohio, entered its second day with no negotiations planned.
In Pennsylvania, teachers in the New Castle School District returned to
work Thursday under a court order, ending a 33-day strike. Statewide, 312
teachers in four districts were'still on strike, affecting 8,113 students.
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Campus groups calling for an end to
the war in Central America would like
University professors to either lecture
about Central America or cancel
classes so students can attend a teach-
i.n, scheduled for next week on the sub-
ject. Sounds simple enough. But there's
,a problem. Many professors say they
'von't cancel class.
' The Faculty Committee for Human
Rights in El Salvador and Central
America (FACHRES-CA) and the
Progressive Student Network and the
satin American Solidarity Committee
sre sponsoring a teach-in Wednesday to
commemorate Central America Day.
FACHRES-CA, is a national
organization based in California which
is sponsoring Central America Day
orums on college campuses across the
country. However, only the University
of California, Berkley and the
University of Michigan are planning
full day teach-ins, said Prof. John Van-
dermeer, a FACHRES-CA member.
But so far, it's become a teach-in that
few faculty members or students want
io take the time to participate in.
Professor Daniel Levine, who teaches
a class on government and politics in

Latin America hadn't even heard about
Central America Day as of Wednesday.
And he didn't plan on changing his class
schedule because of it.
History Prof. Juan Cole said he would
not cancel class. "I strongly believe
that classes ought not to be canceled for
extra-curricular events, no matter
what they are," he said. However, he
added that he would be glad to inform
his students about the teach-in.
bers said they would not cancel their
"I will, in some of my classes, talk at
length about the situation (in Central
America)," said Economics Prof.
Locke Anderson, a FRACHES-CA
member. In the "more technical"
economics courses, "I will mainly just
call people's attention to the
programs," he says.
These profs aren't alone. Some
students don't want classes canceled
either. "I think (canceling classes) is a
preposterous idea, considering the
amount of money I pay per credit
hour," said Matt Renaud, a sophomore
engineering school student. "I'm not
saying that what's going on in Central
America is not important . . . but
whether you go or not (to the teach-in)

should be your own decision.''
Will Renaud attend the teach-in?
"Nope. Not in the middle of mid-
Professor Alan Wald, an English
professor who helped organize the
event, said canceling classes is not the
issue. "FRACHES-CA did not say that
professors must cancel class or they
are not participating. What we asked is
that they do something in response to
the situation in Central America. Can-
celing classes is an option," he said.
And according to Wald, the number of
classes canceled should not be used to
determine the success of the Central
America Day.
"If you judge it by how many teachers
cancel class, I can promise you that it
will look like a failure," he said.
The main goal of Central America
Day is to educate, said Vandermeer. "I
don't think people can make an infor-
med choice if they don't even know the
facts about Central America," he ad-
The teach-in will consist of films,
speakers, debates and panel discussons
in addition to a noon rally on the Diag.
Democratic Revolutionary Front
spokesperson Victor Rubio and Luis
Mendez, counselor to the Nicaraguan
Embassy in Washington, are scheduled
to speak.
Computer stolen
Computer equipment and a television
set valued at nearly $6,500 were stolen
from a residence in the 700 block of Fif-
th Street, according to Ann Arbor
Police Sgt. Jan Suomala.
The break-in occurred between 7:20
p.m. Wednesday and 1:45 a.m. Thur-
sday. The intruder gained entry by
kicking n a door, Suomala said.


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