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Ninety-five Years
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Vol. XCV, No. 60 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 14, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Suicidal
sniper
terrifies
Oregon
camp us
From AP and UPI
EUGENE, Ore. - A 19-year-old
sniper who killed a former Olympic
sprinter and wounded a student
wrestler before taking his own life had
taken about 300 rounds of ammunition
into the University of Oregon's
stadium, police said yesterday.
Police had not yet counted the car-
tridges found in Autzen Stadium after
Michael Feher opened fire Monday
with two high-powered rifles, but they
estimated 65 to 75 shots were fired, said
police Sgt. Eric Mellgren.
"SINCE HE is dead and didn't talk to
anybody before it happened, we may
never know what went through his head
or why," Mellgren said.
But friends and relatives of Michael
Feher suggested he "must have gone
haywire" and carried out a "grander
scale" version of a suicide try he
halfheartedly made last summer at the
same site - the University of Oregon's
Autzen Stadium.
He had a hard time dealing with even
small problems, they said, and was
confused and bothered by grades,
girlfriends, and finances.
FEHER, WHO had taken two ROTC
See SNIPING, Page 5

MSA

vetoes

suicide

pill

referenduim
By NANCY DOLINKO spirit."
MSA HAS formed a committee to
The Michigan Student Assembly last work with SANS on rewording the
night turned down a ballot proposal proposal.
which would request that the Univer- According to Karen Mysliwiec, an
sity Health Service stockpile suicide LSA senior who is the leader of SANS on
pills for optional student use in the campus, the group isn't discouraged by
event of nuclear war. the proposal's defeat. "We'll be back,"
However, MSA members said they she said.
would probably discuss the proposal The group is seeking to increase the
again. public's awareness to the threat of
MSA had two major concerns with nuclear war. "We're not trying to
the proposal. The first is the use of the promote suicide," said the SANS
word suicide. "I don't feel this is treasurer, who refused to give her
healthy for the community," said An- name.
drew Hartman, an LSA junior. AT LEAST one MSA member said he
THE OTHER concern was over the was disappointed with 'his group's
legitimacy of Students Against Nuclear decision to reject the proposal. "I'm
Suicide (SANS), the group behind the disappointed it didn't pass. People I
plan. "SANS has to prove that it's more talked to supported it," said J. Homer
than a media event," said Eric Thiel, an MSA member.
Schaufer, MSA's law school represen- SANS is scheduled to generate more
tative. publicity today as they plan a die-in in
Twelve out of 20 MSA members front of the Michigan Union. SANS
vetoed having a referendum on the pill members declined to give the time of
s on :next April's ballot. the protest.
"We defeated it but its not like it's not DUE TO misunderstandings of the
coming up next week,' said MSA Vice- -rules of MSA, the Assembly accidently
President Steve Kaplan. "The wording closed discussion on the SANS proposal
was defeated, not the idea, intent or See PILL, Page 2

Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
Gretchen Matz, from the Panhellenic Association is awarded a plaque from Scott Ruble, of the national Institute of
Burn Medicien. Pan-hel donated over six thousand dollars through a plant sale fundraiser to the Institute.

Reagan signs bill to increase financial aid in 1985

WASHINGTON (CPS) - Students locked out of 1984
federal financial aid programs could find some opened doors
next year under the fiscal year 1985 education funding bill
signed by President Reagan last week.
Student financial aid funds comprise nearly half of the
$17.9 billion education package, with $3.6 billion earmarked
for PELL grants and $3 billion for Guaranteed Student
Loans. The funding- represents a $1.7 billion increase from
last year's budget, and is nearly $1.5 billion more than the.
president wanted in the 1985 budget.

"WE THINK the increases will loosen up financial aid sub-
stantially," said Lou Dietrich, a spokeswoman for the Depar-
tment of Education. "The budget exceeds our request for
1985 and provides a great deal of aid."
He says "there are increases in just about every program
for 1985. It certainly provides students with more aid op-
tions."
The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
(SEOG) program will get $40 million more, National Direct
Student Loans (NDSL) $35 million more, and College
Work/Study $37.5 million more than 1984 levels.

REAGAN HAD requested last February, that PELL grants
be funded at current levels, NDSL's be drastically cut, and
SEOG's and State Student Incentive Grants eliminated. He
also proposed to increase Work Study and Guaranteed
Student Loan Allocations.
In addition, the Office of Management and Budget earlier
this year proposed letting inflaton eat away more aid
programs by keeping budgets the same through the next four
years.
Instead, the Congress passed legislation, increasing the
total educational budget by 14 percent. Bill Krueger, director

of public informaton for the American Council on Education,
sees some significance in Reagan's signing of the bill. He
sees this as an indicator that he won't pursue his financial aid
proposals as strongly as he had in the past.
COLLEGE fiinancial aid directors around the country, bat-
tered by four years of aid cuts, seem relieved but not content.
"We've always had a problem here with lack of funds,"
said Alan Shipley of Northern Arizona University. "Any in-
crease will make it easier for students to apply for and receive
the dollars they need."
See MORE, Page 3

Nicaragua escalates state of national alert

From AP and UPI
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Defense
Minister Humberto Ortega yesterday
said U.S. officials are conditioning the
American public to accept an invasion
of Nicaragua and vowed to step up a
national alert to protect his country
r against attack.
"If the Marines invade, they will see
what the tanks are for," Ortega said,
,referring to the dozens of Soviet tanks
positioned throughout Managua for the
second straight day.
THE RULING Sandinista junta Mon-
day declared a national state of alert,
mobilizing tens of thousands of armed
forces, regulars, reserves, militia.
members and high school students.
Pentagon spokesman Michael Burch
' yesterday repeated U.S. denials that an

invasion was planned. But he charged
there was "enough circumstantial
evidence" to indicate Nicaragua may
be planning an offensive against neigh-
boring El Salvador or Honduras.
"We do believe that Nicaragua poses
a threat to the sovereignty" of El
Salvador and Honduras, Burch said. "If
our assistance was requested, we would
provide whatever is appropriate."
BURCH refused to elaborate further
when asked if such assistance might in-
clude the deployment of American
troops.
Tensions between Washington and
Managua exploded Nov. 6, when
Washington reported that a Soviet
freighter that could be carrying MiG 21
jets had docked in Nicaragua. The
Reagan administration warned it would

not tolerate delivery of advanced com-
bat jets to the leftist government in
Managua.
The Reagan administration said yes-
terday that Nicaragua has been
receiving advanced weapons from the
Soviet Union and other allied countries
at "an unprecedented rate" in the last
six weeks to two months.
AT THE State Department, deputy
spokesman Alan Romberg said that
even though there is no indication
Nicaragua has received advanced
combat aircraft, the level of heavy
weaponry that the Sandinistas have
been acquiring "exceeds anything
which is justifiable in purely defensive
terms. "
Since Reagan's warning, leftist San-
dinista leaders have warned the

nation's 3 million citizens that a U.S.
invasion is imminent.
Sandinista leaders say plans by the
United States to destroy their leftist
revolution crystalized after President
Reagan's re-electioin. Junta leader and
president-elect Daniel Ortega first
signaled his government's fear in a
speech before the United Nations in
September.
THE DEFENSE minister, Kaniel's
brother, said "the most reactionary
circles of the United States" are con-
ditioning the American people td accept
a U.S. invasion of Nicaragua as they
accepted the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
Reciting what he called evidence of
the American plans - increased U.S.
See U.S., Page 5

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chicken feet. Robertson believes his product, made from chicken feet, can
cure acne, chigger bites, gunshot wounds, severe burns, stomach ulcers, and
malnutrition, but the FDA does not.

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LSA-SG
elections
proceed
smoothly

By THOMAS HRACH
After the first day of voting for LSA Student Government
(LSA-SG), all is running smoothly according to elections
director Miriam Dushay. Yesterday a continuous stream of
voters turned out to cast their ballots for the LSA counci.
But noticeably absent from the polling places were any
signs of the SPOCX party headed by LSA junior Greg
Degraff. Michelle Tear, who is running for president on the
SAID ticket, was at the Undergraduate library along with
some of the representatives on the ticket.
The elections, which end tonight at 9 p.m., have been run
by the Pi Beta Phi sorority which agreed to administer the
polling places at the request of Dushay, a pharmacy school
senior.
Megan Gugino, and LSA senior, said she saw manning the

tables at the UGLi last night as her "philanthropic duty" to
Debbie Van Tuyl, and LSA junior who cast her ballot last
night, said voting was 'very important no matter what the
election.
"Some of the candidates I knew previously, but for the
others I just listened to their propositions," Van Tuyl said,
explaining how she chose her candidates.
Some of the LSA voters cited a lack of information about all
the representatives on the ballot. Kathryn Grimes, a LSA
sophomore, said she didn't know enough about the represen-
tatives to vote for all 15 positions.
Grimes said she did go out of her way to vote yesterday
because she had a friend on the ballot running for a represen-
tative postion.
See LSA-SG, Page 5

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TODAY-
A kosher pig?
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY researchers say they
have found a pig-like creature in the wilds
of Indonesia that is not only kosher but might

injunction is that for an animal to be kosher, it has to have
two things: it must chew the cud and split the hoof. If it
has those qualities, then it would be kosher," Zeldin said.
Ordinary pigs have cloven hooves but do not chew their cud
and are therefore not considered kosher. The babirusa,
which eats leaves, berries and grubs in the forests of
eastern Indonesia, has even drawn the attention of the U.S.
Agency for International Development. The creature's ex-
tra stomach "may make the babirusa a more efficient meat
producer than the pig in some environments," the agency
said in its quarterly publication "Horizons." "In addition,
cultures that do not eat swine might accept the babirusa,"
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season, according to spokeswoman Sonia Samelson. And
she says it doesn't matter whether the person in the Santa
suit is a man or a woman. "We really don't think of Santa as
male or female," she said. "It's just important to be
easygoing, cheerful, have an understanding of children and
parents. "Our Santas have been college students, retired
senior citizens, housewives, professional types like lawyers
and certified public accountants...just everybody who has
the Chrismas spirit." What do students learn at Santa U.?
Things like never shouting "Ho, ho, ho" to easily frightened
3-year-olds. Prospective Santas are also taught how to
make their eyes twinkle, and crucial facts, such as how
many reinder Santa has

Western Ohio Pizza Inc., the Domino franchise holder here,
began test-marketing the "bake-ups" on Monday, and the
17 Domino's stores in the Dayton area sold about 394 of the
pies, said Western Ohio President Eric Marcus. "We could
have done a lot more. I think it's not bad for the first day,"
Marcus said. The other pizza breakfasts are ham, cheese,
and egg; bacon, tomato, and egg; and aple and blueberry
with cinnamon streusel topping. The 10-inch pies are
available from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., sell for $4.95 and come with
24 ounces of coffee and a free USA Today newspaper.
Domino's even makes wake-up calls.

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