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Vol. XCV, No. 64 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, November 18, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pags
By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - Bo Schembechler was
devastated after watching his Wolveri-
nes fall to Ohio State yesterday, 21-6.
"I went into the locker room (at half-
time) and told them we had it," said
Schembechler. "I knew we had it. We
just squandered too many drives."
OHIO STADIUM'S largest crowd
ever, 90,286, watched the Wolverines
squander four drives that penetrated
the Buckeye 20-yard line. Michigan
could only convert two Bob Bergeron
field goals for its six points.
"I'm disappointed because I concede
nothing to this game. We should have
won the game, God dammit," em-
phasized Michigan's 16-year coach.
Ohio State is now 9-2 overall, 7-2 in the
Big Ten and has earned its first trip to
the Rose Bowl in five years.
"IT'S something I've dreamed about
all of my life," said a joyous Keith
Byars, OSU's dashing tailback, who
rushed for 93 yards on 28 carries and
scored all three Buckeye touchdowns.
"Beating Michigan, winning the Big
Ten championship, and getting to play
Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl."
Michigan's record drops to 6-5, 5-4,
concluding the worst Wolverine cam-
paign during Schembechler's legen-
dary reign at the helm. At 6-5,
Michigan's chances for a bowl in-
vitation appear dim.
"I'm not talking to anybody about
that," snapped Schembechler.
THE GAME itself was in question
going into the fourth quarter as both
teams traded long drives and punts.
Ohio State picked up three first downs
on its opening possession but was forced
to punt. Then Michigan was forced to
punt after being stopped in three plays.
Ohio State's Mike Lanese snares a critical third down pass from quarter- Lanese's clutch grab enabled the Buckeyes to continue a fourth quarter
back Mike Tomczak as Michigan's Jim Scarcelli follows up on the play. drive which gave OSU a 14-6 lead.
RC students seek formal
input for director review
See 'M', Page 10
By SEAN JACKSON
Students in the University's Residential College
traditionally have had a loud voice in the selection of their in-
structors and their curriculum.
So when Director John Mersereau announced his plans to
step down from his post next June, the college's students
wanted to have a say in choosing his successor.
THIS SEPTEMBER, LSA Dean Peter Steiner asked the
college's students to recommend replacements for Mer-
sereau and to talk to him about their choices. Steiner recently
sent those who made recommendations a list of eight
nominees, again asking for their comments.
But some students say the input process doesn't go far
I'd like to see students involved in the entire (selection)
process," said Susan Andrew, an LSA sophomore. "The
whole philosophy of the Residential College is student-faculty
THE RESIDENTIAL College is a "living and learning
community . . . that looks closely at the faculty," said Paul
Cohen, a college senior.
Specifically, some college members, organized as the
Coalition of Concerned Students, would like a seat on the LSA
executive committee in order to participate in the reviews of
nominees and have a vote in the final selection.
But Steiner refuses to allow students or residential college
faculty members on the executive committee, Cohen said,
thereby denying students a direct say in the review process.
BUT THOUGH students will not have a vote, Steiner said
he believes they have sufficient input.
"We have . . . a sensible, good procedure, we have lots of
groups that are getting input," Steiner said.
See STUDENTS, Page 2
con testan s
By DOV COHEN
"I think it's representative of our
student body. The gorging, the going for
broke, the giving it all you've got," said
Dan Weberman, a graduate student.
No, he wasn't describing Michigan's
performance on the fottball field
yesterday. He wasn't even describing
the marching band. Instead, he was
describing the four students who par-
ticipated in yesterday's nacho eating
contest at the Michigan Union's
And it was quite a contest. The platter
of nachos wasn't any ordinary serving.
It was billed as the world's largest
THESE STUDENTS buried their
faces in a mountain of chips, pools of
nacho sauce, and gobs of refried beans
during the 50-second race.
The prize? A $20 Michigan jersey and
a shot at fame and fortune. But students
had to pay a price for glory.
"I almost puked, but I loved it," said
Ken Florin, an LSA freshman who par-
ticipated in the competition.
"I COULDN'T breathe with the nacho
sauce up my nose. But I maintained my
grace and dignity. Greg (Brehm, an
LSA freshman), won but in a disgusting
See STUDENTS, Page 2
Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Leslie Knapp, an ISA junior, cuddles her pet ferret, a testimonial to the advantages of college pets.
Pets provide curious company
Code draft has two- ear history
University President Harold Shapiro Thursday released mechanisms for handling misconduct for all members o the
the administration's second draft of the student code for non- campus community were unenforceable. The judicial system
academic conduct. The guidelines for governing conduct out- is "too unwieldy," the rules "unclear and limited," and the
side the classroom have a new name - "Rules of the penalties associated with the rules "inadequate," a memo to
University Community, Revision No. 1, "... but they are ac- the council said.
The executive officers' charge also mentioned the possible
p For the new draft of the conduct code, see Page 5. need to amend regents' bylaw 7.02, which hinges adoption of
tually the result of more than two years of work. conduct rules on the approval of Michigan Student Assembly
In June of 1982 the University's executive officers charged and the faculty Senate Assembly. Foreseeing opposition from
the University C'uncil with reviewing and proposing changes students and other campus groups, the executive officers
ntheesfthe University Councilmwithmreviin adopin cs wrote in a memo, ". . . the ratification requirments of regen-
and the University Judicial System, adopted in 1973 andts bylaw 7.02 stand as barriers to the University Council's
amended six years later. ability to change this system in any meaningful way."
THE EXECUTIVE officers said that the existing A chronology of events follows:
See 'U', Page 3
By AMY MINDELL
It might not be a zoo, but it's close.
Dogs, fish, snakes, and even ferrets. In dorm rooms, apar-
tments, and in sororities and fraternities, students are har-
boring all sorts of pets. Some students say they keep their
furry or scaley-backed friends for company, others say their
pets add pepper to a party.
FRESHMAN Bill Taylor shares his Markley dorm room
with another student, six snakes, lobsters, and bass.
When Taylor moved up from his Texas home this fall, he
brought the snakes with him. "When I was little I was
allergic to furry things, so I just started to collect snakes," he
He and his roommate LSA freshman Chris Baerman keep
their sea friends in two aquariums. Five other rooms on their
hall, including their resident adviser Mark Majoros, have
MARJOROS, AN LSA senior, said he has turtles, oscars,
and catfish. "They're relaxing to watch," he added.
Jay Hemdale, manager of Age of Aquarium pet store on
Packard, said fish are his best seller.
"The buyers are mostly males in dorms ... one person on
the floor will buy a tank and the rest of the guys will think it's
cool and they all will buy tanks," he said.
"FISH ARE a lot nicer than hampsters or gerbils. They are
also quiet and can develop a personality," said Mike
Williams, a worker at University Aquariums and Pet Shop
located in the Westgate Shopping Center.
"They make a nice addition to a living or dorm room," he
To some students, however, the fish are more than an ad- a
dition. They are an attraction.
ONE STUDENT, who asked not to be named, said he uses
the fish as bait to lure women to his apartment..
He said he asks dates to come up to his apartment to "see my
The campus' Greek system is a hot bed 'for wild life too.
Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity keeps a snake, while Lambda Chi,
Delta Tau Delta, and Phi Delta Theta own dogs.
See STUDENTS, Page 2
WHEN THE U.S. State Department announced
that it was officially replacing the word
"killing" with "unlawful or arbitrary deprivation
of life," the act did not escape the notice of
English teachers. The National Council of Teachers of
English, which is holding its annual convention in Detroit
on Friday presented the State Department with its 1984
that depends on an informed electorate, doublespeak has a
profound effect on public policy," he said. "You start
reading this stuff, and you start believing it." Also cited for
confusing language was Secretary of Defense Caspar
Weinberger for comments he made after the removal of
American troops from Lebanon to ships offshore. Wein-
berger was quoted by Lutz as saying: "Nothing has
changed. We are not leaving Lebanon. The Marines are
being deployed two or three miles to the west." The Pen-
tagon also was recognized for calling peace "permanent
pre-hostility," calling combat "violence processing" and
for referrine to civilian casualties in nuclear war as
man Steam-A-Way, Mr. Microphone and all the rest of the
products sold by a fast-talking pitchman since the 1960s,
opens today at the Randolph Street Gallery. The products
aren't actually art, but are like the process of art, said
exhibit organizer Lynne Warren. "An individual goes to the
work of art, forms expectations about it, sees if the expec-
tations pay off," she said. "It's the same process as seeing
a Ronco ad, having expectations about the product, then ac-
tually getting the product." "The products were unique,
not your everyday fork or pot," said Ron Popeil, the Ron in
Ronco and the voice of the commercials. But wait: That's
not all. The show also features items like Seal-A-Meal.
Friday that Columbia Pictures Industries used a charac-
ter from "The Ghostly Trio"-who were Casper's frien-
ds-as "an integral part of the advertising and promotional
campaign" for the "Ghostbusters" comedy. Harvey
Famous Cartoons is seeking $50 million in damages from
Columbia Pictures, confiscation and destruction of the film,
and an injunction barring Columbia Pictures from using
the logo again. In papers filed in U.S. District Court in
Manhattan, Casper's creators contend that the movie's use
of one of "The Ghostly Trio" characters as its logo was
"damaging." Despite repeated warnings, Dumler said
Cniin P mi~ee¢nnn n d e the logo- Columbia Pic-