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Ninety-;five Years
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Twelve Pages

Vol. XCV. No. 43

Copvright 1984. The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan- Thursday, October 25, 1984

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Students
form anti-
,Reagan
coalition
By ALLISON ZOUSMER
In an effort to increase student
political activity and help Democratic
presidential candidate Walter Mondale,
three University students have formed
a 10,000-member national coalition to
oppose President Reagan's reelection
' bid.
The National Organization of Law
Students and Professors for Respon-
sible Government will issue a 50-page
report Monday criticizing Reagan and
endorsing the Democratic ticket.
THE COALITION began about a
month ago when second-year law
student David Abramowitz met two
friends in a law school corridor, and the
brio began to discuss politics.
"We thought 'This is ridiculous. We
have all of this pent up frustration and
no one is organizing it," Abramowitz
said.
The trio reasoned that the "com-
pulsive workers" who study in the law
school would be excellent backers for
the Mondale/Ferraro effort. Thirty-five
people turned out for the group's first
meeting, and there are presently 370
members on campus.
TO INCREASE membership on cam-
pus, the organizers held a registration
drive in Hutchins Hall. At the same
time they called law schools throughout
the country and managed to enlist more
than 10,000 people in more than 40 law
schools who will sign the anti-Reagan
deport.
"I can't think of any school where a
contact person was unwilling to put a
team together, Abramowitz said.
"Some contact people had some
organization going, but he majority had
very little. It spread like a brush' fire
though since the sentiment was there."
Dennis Garza, a law student at the
University of Texas, became involved
when he was asked to serve as regional
co-ordinator for the area.
See LAW, Page 2

Reagan lauds
U.S. invasion
of Grenada

Cat feverve
Marty Castillo of the World Champion Detroit Tigers poses for pictures with a very young Tiger fan last night at Ar-
borland. Castillo and pitcher Milt Wilcox (far right) signed autographs.for hundreds of fans who waited in long lines to
meet two of their 25 Tiger heroes.

Central American

issues

From The Associated Press
President Reagan described the in-
vasion of Grenada yesterday as a tur-
ning point in ending America's "self-
doubt and national confusion," while
Walter Mondale told Midwest farmers
that Reagan has forgotten them and
"deserves to be kicked out" of office.
Reagan ridiculed Mondale before
Ohio State students, telling them it took
the Democratic challenger 11 months to
decide the invasion of the Caribbean
nation was "a good thing."
AT A WHITE House ceremony com-
memorating the one-year anniversary
of the military incursion, Reagan said,
"This is the meaning of peace through
strength."
"During the latter part of the 1970s,
America passed through a period of
self-doubt andnational confusion. We
talked and acted like a nation in decline
and the world believed us," he said.
The president ended a four-day cam-
paign trip with his stop in Ohio before
flying to Washington, where he met
with 75 of the U.S. medical students
evacuated from Grenada by American
forces. Reagan has often described the
invasion, which occurred a year ago
today, as a "liberation from Com-
munist thugs." Nineteen U.S. ser-
vicemen died in the invasion.
THE PRESIDENT had ignored the
first anniversary Tuesday of the
terrorist bombing of Marine headquar-
ters in Beirut, which killed 241 U.S. ser-
vicemen. But he mentioned the Beirut
tragedy yesterday:
"This courage and love of country is
also what we saw in Beirut, and we will

always honor those brave Americans,"
he said. "Let no one doubt that those
brave men in Beirut were heroes every
bit as much in their peacekeeping
mission, as were our soldiers in their
rescue mission in Grenada.
Campaigning in rural areas of
Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, Mondale
said that "these last four years have
been the worst in the history of the
American family farm."
HE ADDED, "The issue in 1984 is not
about farmers who got lazy and forgot
how to farm, it's about a president who
forgot about farmers and deserves to be
kicked out."
Prince m ay
play Crisler
Rock star Prince may appear at
Crisler Arena during his upcoming
tour if scheduling conflicts can be
worked out.
Linda Soglin, of the Major Events
Office, said MEO is negotiating with
Prince and would not comment fur-
ther. But a source who insisted on
anonymity said last night that Prince
wants to play Crisler only if two back-
to-back shows can be scheduled, and
conflicts with the Michigan
Wolverines basketball game and
practice schedule may make that im-
possible.
Michigan Basketball Coach Bill
Friedel refused to comment on the
possible concert last night, and no one
representing Prince could be reached
last night for comment.

spark public interest

By TRACEY MILLER
Students, professors, and visitors to the campus yesterday
marked Central America Day with workshops, a rally, and
an evening speech which was originally supposed to be a
debate.
Peter Rossett, a University graduate student who has ser-
ved as an agricultural advisor to the Nicaraguan gover-
nment, said the group hoped to organize a debate on U.S.
policy in Central America but could not find an American
leader to participate in the debate.
"THE STATE Department, The White House Speakers
Bureau, and the Michigan State Republican Party all refused
our request," he explained to the 200 people who gathered for
the evening program in the Rackham Auditorium.
Replacing the debate was a speech by Luis Mendez, a
counselor to the Nicaraguan embassy in Washington.

"There is no more hiding what is going on in Nicaragua,"
said Mendez. "The policy of the U.S. government in Central
America is dangerous, un-American, illegal, and criminal."
MENDEZ, A native Nicaraguan and law graduate from the
University of California-Berkley, explained that his gover-
nment won't forget the American invasion of Grenada, or the
Reagan administration involvement in Nicaragua.
Mendez then defended his country by adding that his
government offered to sign a non-aggression pact with its
neighbors, El Salvador and Honduras, but was not taken up
on the offer. "We don't want to expand," said Mendez, "we
just want to be left alone."
The evening speech culminated a day-long series of events
on the day designated by the Ann Arbor City Council as Cen-
See CENTRAL, Page 3

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Scholars drive for elusive 4.0

By LISA PRASAD
Curtis Mack, an LSA junior, says he studies 60
hours a week. He is an Angell-Scholar.
"I always keep up, never get behind . . . I make
sure I understand everything," said Mack, who
studies a pre-med curriculum.
THERE ARE almost 35,000 students at the Univer-
sity, and the most recent statistics, which are from
last fall, show that 560 of them were Angell Scholars
- students who had received all A's or A minuses for
at least two consecutive terms. A 4.0 is the highest
grade point a student can receive.
For some students, the thought of trading in Thur-
sday night at the bar or football Saturdays for the
library is unbearable. But for some Angell Scholars,
it's a reality.
"IF YOU want to be a good student, there are some
things you have to give up," Mack said.
According to students, you must set priorities in

order to receive A's on report cards.
Studying is the "primary focus of my day," said Matt
Brown, a first year graduate student and Angell
Scholar in industrial engineering. He said he spends
50 hours a week outside of class studying.
"IF I HAD A 48-hour day, I could do a lot of other
things," Brown said. "(Studying is) a personal
decision."
Although some students say they strive for 4.0's
just to prove to themselves that it is possible, others
gun for A's in order to get accepted to prestigious
graduate schools.
"A's get you where you want to be. People will
respect you for your good grades ... I know (the hard
work) will pay off," Mack said.
But getting, A's is only "one piece of the package,"
said Deborah May, Career Planning and Placement
director.

A high grade point average represents that a
student has good communication skills and the ability
to learn well, May said.
"A good GPA is an important part of any package for
what it represents . . ." she said. "Employers don't
really shy away from 4.0's either."
But not all Angell Scholars agree that grade points
are crucial. "After a certain point, I don't think the
GPA makes too much of a difference," said Joe
Wallen, an LSA junior.
"I've taken some blowoffs . . . It's nice to have a
course that you like (where) you don't have to kill
yourself. I'm not negligent (about studying) but I
don't kill myself either.
For Wallen, concentration is the key to A's. He said
he can get away with studying less than other studen-
ts because "I can corcentrate better than anyone
else."

Survey says couples 'do it' 6 times a month

NEW YORK (AP) - Sex without love
is tough for more women than men,
eroticism is important to more men
than women, and whatever their sexual
preferences, American couples have in-
tercourse an average of six times a
month, according to a new survey
released yesterday.
Conducted for Parade magazine by
Mark Clements Research Inc., the sur-
vey found that the population is about
evenly distributed among eight styles
of sexual behavior and that "no one
style can be considered normal."
"The questions that cross
everybody's minds are, 'Am I normal?'
and 'How do I measure up to everybody
else?' " said Dr. Carold Flax, a sex
researcher with Columbia and New

York universities who designed the
survey questions.
The written questionnaire was com-
pleted at home by 1,122 married, single,
and divorced men and women from age
18 to 60 who were chosen at random
from a national cross-section, said
Mark Clements, president of the
research firm.
The researchers said eroticism -
enjoyment of fantasy, pornography,
oral sex, masturbation, and certain
other sexual practices - was an area
where women and men differed most.
Sixty-eight percent of the men were
rated high in eroticism, compared with
44 percent of the women.
Another area where men and women
differed was sex without love. Eighty-

six percent of the women and 59 percent
of the men said they found it difficult to
have sex with a partner they did not
love.
Other findings:
" Sex is important to 77 percent of the
men and to 66 percent of the women.
" Orgasms are important to 81 per-
cent of the men and 60 percent of the
women.
" The average length of their longest
sexual relationship was 3.7 years for
men and 4.1 years for women.
" Fifty-five percent of the men and 44
percent of the women are happy with
their bodies.
" Both men and women, including

times a month.
" Seven percent of the men and 5 per-
cent of the women said they had
engaged in extramarital sex. But the
researchers said some people may
have lied if they were filling out the
survey in the presence of their spouse.
" Seventy-six percent of the men and
71 percent of the women classified
themselves as "excellent" lovers.
" More people (87 percent of the men
and 92 percent of the women) prefer sex
in the nude to sex while clothed today
that they did when the 1953 Kinsey
report was compiled.
" Homosexuals may not be as
aroused by traditional foreplay as
heterosexuals, but are more likely to be
aroused by "erotic behavior."

Daily Photo by Kate O'Leary
Tech talk
George Gamota, director of the University's Institute of Science and
Technology, talks about America's failure to successfully apply technology
yesterday at Campus Meet the Press. See story, Page 2.

homosexuals and
engage in intercourse

heterosexuals,
an average of six

-TODAY

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on James, who will be 28 years old today. He will be on
probation for four years under a plea bargain
in which he agreed not to drive. "I need to
get a message to him that he is not to touch a steering
wheel," Baxter said. "By holding 12 years in prison over his
head, I'm telling him it's a lot cheaper to hire a
chauffeur." James said he has hired a driver and
already paid more than $32,000 of the fines in checks and
cash. Under the plea bargain agreement reached earlier
this month, all traffic violations pending against James will
be struck from the record. Since May, James has been cited
four times, three for driving without a license and one for
r~nins rnne . i he UR n_ nh e,.r n ic , ,,

he's gotten 90 pounds of pamphlets, maps, pictures, books,
and letters since Oct. 3 when he asked readers of The San
Francisco Chronicle for help with his homework. The
Chronicle printed his letter requesting information about
the City by the Bay. Three days later, the envelopes started
arriving. "I got like two or three packets today. The big en-
velopes . . . books, maps, pamphlets, news clippings,"
Jimmy, an eighth-grader, said Tuesday. He alsp received a
visit from a new San Francisco friend, Barry Bloom, who
had attended the same school, F.A. Junior High School in
Newton. Bloom, 46, who returned East to attend a wedding,
met Jimmy on Monday and toured the school. He promised
*., c T.,., .m Mannr on fSnFrancisco if he gts tn the West

Pumpkin mania
O YOU THINK your pumpkin is better than everyone
else's? Well, now you have the chance to prove it by
entering the Ann Arbor Art Association's annual Pum-
pkin-Face Contest. Those wishing to enter a pumpkin
must bring their entry to the association's office at 117 W.
Liberty between 1 and 7 p.m. today. The entry fee is
seventy-five cents per pumpkin and participants are
limited to two pumpkins. Prizes will be awarded to both
children and adults in areas such as "looks most like the
judge," "scariest," "most original use of the pumpkin,"
and "best teeth." Prizes will include records from

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