The Michigan Daily - Sunday, November 18, 1984 - Page 3
BBC beauty contest ban attacked
LONDON (AP) - a ban on televised
beauty contests by the British Broad-
casting Corp. was attacked yesterday
by a Conservative member of
Parliament, ridiculed by a rival net-
work and condemned by newspapers on
girl-crazy Fleet Street.
"The BBC will live to regret this,"
warned Tory lawmaker Geoffrey
Dickens. "For God's sake, all this
equality is quite ridiculous."
THE BAN was announced Friday by
Michael Grade, new programming
chief for BBC1, the senior of the state-
owned network's two television chan-
nels. He said the BBC is committed to
0 showing the Miss Great Britain pageant
in January, but there will be no more
beauty contests on the network after
"I believe these contests no longer
merit national air time," Grade said.
"They are an anachronism in this day and
age of equality and verging on the of-
fensive. We can spend our money and
resources to much better purpose."
The announcement came one day af-
ter the BBC's commercial rival, In-
dependent Television, broadcast the
Miss World pageant live from Royal
Albert Hall in London.
ITV officials, noting that BBC showed
the Miss World pageant until ITV made
organizers a better offer in 1980,
dismissed the ban as sour grapes.
"The Miss World contest is a very
widely enjoyed program," said Muir
Sutherland, program chief for Thames
Television, one of ITV's member com-
panies. "We anticipate that we will
have beaten the BBC by 2-1 in Thur-
But the Daily Mirror quoted Grade as
retorting: "I would not take the Miss
World contest if I was offered it for
"The ladies like the glamous dresses
and the fellas like glamous girls,"
Dickens reasoned. "What's so wrong
and down-market about that?"
Baby Fae's deal
LIMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - Baby Fae's struggle for life
with a transplanted baboon's heart is over, but her death
opens a period of analysis by scientists who ask whether the
knowledge gained from her 21 extra days of life was worth
the cost and whether the operation should be done again.
"Does the likelihood of accomplishing good justify the suf-
fering involved in this kind of situation - suffering by the
baby and suffering by the parents?" said Dr. Antonio Gotto,
who last week ended his term as president of the American
"The thing to do at this time is to very carefully analyze
what took place with this case," Gotto said.
Dr. Leonard Bailey, the surgeon who performed the tran-
splant Oct. ,6 at Loma Linda University Medical Center, said
h opens analysis
Friday that it "opened new vistas" of hope for the one in
every 12,000 children born with hypoplastic left heart syn-
drome, the fatal underdevelopment suffered by Baby Fae.
Most of these children die because infant human heart donors
Despite Baby Fae's death Thursday night, Bailey said he
learned much about combating the body's efforts to reject
foreign tissue and hopes to perform more baboon-to-human
transplants after other scientists review his data.
"I still think the transplant method may- have some
viability. I don't think one can determine that yet," said Got-
to, chairman of internal medicine at Baylor College of
Medicine and Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Extraterrestrial realtor Associated Press
Space walker Joe Allen is reflected in the visor of Dale Gardner as he takes Gardner's picture holding the For Sale sign
after the recovery of Westar, the second satellite.
RC students seek direct input
CMU revokes fraternity 's registration
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"It's a question of who runs the
University and who runs LSA.
Traditionally, it has been the dean and
the executive committee . . . I think
they have made a very strong gesture
for input;" Mersereau said.
HE ADDED, however, that college
students will be able to reject the final
selection of the LSA executive commit-
tee if they aren't satisfied.
"In that sense, we have the final
say," said Carol Scherer, an LSA
And Cohen said he is confident that
the list of nominees recommended by
students will be "highly acceptable" to
the executive committee.
Steiner said he expects the commit-
tee to make their selection by early
MOUNT PLEASANT (UPI) - Cen-
tral Michigan University has broken its
ties with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Frater-
nity because of two violations of the
University code of conduct, CMU of-
The university also will ask the
group's parent organization to revoke
the fraternity's charter, the' Detroit
Free Press reported yesterday.
School officials said the violations in-
cluded the harassment of a woman who
had accused the former president of the
fraternity of rape and the destruction of
The Musical Society is sponsoring two performances this evening. The
Romanian National choir will perform at Rackham Auditorium at 4 p.m.,
and the American Ballet Theatre II will perform at 8 p.m. at the Power Cen-
Hill St. Cinema-Goodbye, Columbus, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Cinema Guild-The Seventh Seal, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch.
AAFC-Vertigo, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A., Angell.
U-Club-Private Benjamin, 7:10 p.m., U-Club.
School of Music-Concert, Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 2 p.m., Men-
Performance Network-Play, Mother Lode, 6:30 p.m.; 408 W. Washington.
Puerto Rican Association-Concert, "El Josco," 8p.m., Union Ballroom.
Eclipse Jazz-Concert, OdeanPope Trio, 8 p.m., Ark, 637S. Main.
Creation Science Club-Dr. Gerardus Bouw, "The Speed of Light and
Sound," 3 p.m., 2203 Angell Hall.
" His House Christian Fellowship-Dinner, 6 p.m., bible study, 7 p.m., 925 E.
Lutheran Campus Ministry-Dinner, 6 p.m., inclusivity study, 7 p.m.,
Lord of Light, Hill and Forest.
Photorama USA-Photographic trade show, 10 a.m., Holliday Inn West.
Canterbury House-Service and supper, 5 p.m., 218 N. Division.
The Neuroscience Department sponsors Helen Pan, who will speak on
"Gaba and Benzodiazepine Receptor Changes Induced by Unilateral 6-
Hydroxydopamine Lesions of the Medial Forebrain Bundle," 4 p.m., 1057
Cinema Guild--Berber Villages of Southern Tunisia, Ramparts of Clay, 7
International Appropriate Technical Association-Man and Nature, Other
Way, 7:30 p.m., Kuenzel Rm., Union.
School of Music-Symphony Band/Concert Band, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Center for Near East and North African Studies-Brown bag, Aviva Butt,
"Readings in Modernistic Hebrew Poetry," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Ecumenical Campus Center-"The Soviet Union and the USA-Church
Leader Understanding," 7:30 p.m., 921 Church.
Epidemiology-William Jordan, "Vaccines for the Future: Immunization
Prospects, Priorities, and Problems," 3 p.m., SPH II Aud.
Michigan Botanical Club-Harvey Ballard, "More Than You Ever Wanted
to Know About Violets," 7:45 p.m., Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dix-
Chemistry-Rene Bergero, "Crown Ether Coordination Complexes," 4
p.m., 1200 Chemistry Blgd.
German Language & Literature & Goethe-Institute of Ann Arbor-Peter
Sloterdijk, "Critique of Cynical Reason," 8 p.m., Rackham East Conference
Asian American Association-6:30 p.m., Trotter House.
Society for Creative Anachronism-8 p.m., 126 E. Quad.
Undergraduate Psychological Society-7 p.m., Anderson Rm., Union.
Washtenaw Association for Retarded Citizens-7:30 p.m., High Point
Tau Beta Pi-Tutoring in lower level math, science, engineering, 7 p.m.,
property during a raid of a sorority
"The fraternity's recognition as a
registered student organization is
revoked for an indefinite period of time
but not for less than three years," said
James Hill, CMU vice president for
Hill said loss of recognition from the
university means the fraternity can no
longer participate in university-spon-
sored events such as Greek Week, in-
tramural sports or rush.
"It was felt that the leadership and
advisers of the group had not taken
adequate steps to control the behavior
of its members," Hill said.
Hill said the punishment was stiff, the
harshest ever by the university,
because officials had reprimanded
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members
in the past over prior behavior
problems and had not noticed any
marked change. He also noted the
fraternity is on probation for serving
alcohol to a minor.
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" Feb. 16, 1983: The University Coun-
cil released its first draft of substitute
conduct guidelines called the Student
Code for Non-Academic Conduct.
- March, 1983: MSA votes against the
" June 23, 1983-Feb. 10, 1984: The
University Council released three more
drafts of the code, but none show
significant changes from the original.
" March, 1984: MSA rejects the code
a second time.
" March 5, 1984: The administration
issues its own draft of the code, based
on input from students, the University's
Civil Liberties Board, the American
Civil Liberties Union, and other cam-
" March 30, 1984: Seventy-nine per-
cent of the students voting in the MSA
annual elections reject the ad-
ministration's draft of the code. Ninety-
two percent said that MSA could not
decide on a code until the student body
has voted on the final draft in a special
" Sept. 25, 1984: MSA passes a
resolution saying members will not
negotiate over the code with the ad-
ministration unless the executive of-
ficers first promise to sidestep MSA's
veto power. The resolution also asks the
administration to treat the code and the
judicial system as one document, both
subject to MSA's approval.
" Sept. 28, 1984: President Shapiro
responds to MSA's letter refusing to
negotiate under any conditions.
Stepdaughter gets Sakharov
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - The step- "It's a relief to see them together, but conditior
daughter of Soviet dissident Andrei the picuture doesn't tell us much and Yanke
Sakharov said yesterday she has the note doesn't tell us about what their the fam
received a photo of her mother and the state of health is and what their living authenti
Nobel Prize winner along with a note
saying it was sent "to convince you at
last that we are alive." THOMAS M. COOLlY
"I think it is a real picture of them," - academic excellence in a practicall
Tatiana Yankelevich said. "It doesn't JanUary, May or September
seem to be retouched." JaurM yoSetm r
Yankelevich said the photo was the *Morning, Afternoon or Eveni
first she has received from her mother, *Part-time Flexible Schedulinc
Yelena Bonner, since March, and offers Three-Year Law School
proof that she has been reunited with Th reY ed L Shool
Sakharov. - fully accredited b the American
Uf -. .
ns are," she said.
levich's husband, Efrem, said
nily was satisifed with the
city of portions of a videotape,
legal environment -
Bar Association -
with LAURA ROOP
and JUDITH DUNAWAY
reading from their works
Monday, November 19 - 8:00 p.m.
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For information, write:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
P.O. Box 13038, 217 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48901
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