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MSA criticizes N. Campus buses
By NANCY DOLINKO
The Michigan Student Assembly
voted last night to send a letter of com-
plaint along with 395 signatures
protesting the quality of the bus service
between the Central and North Cam-
Dora Aksoy, a second-year graduate
student, is head of the campaign to im-
prove the quality of the busing system.
"There have been a lot of complaints
over the bus service from North Cam-
pus," said Aksoy.
In a letter to the manager of the
University's Transportation Services,
John Ellsworth, MSA outlined the
current problems with the busing
system. The first complaint discussed is
over the problems in scheduling. The
buses do not run on a printed schedule,
posing a serious problem as the cold
winter approaches, the petitioners said.
Buses also tend to be late or don't show
up at all further inconveniencing studen-
ts, they said.
The second concern is with the poor
quality of the drivers who "play games
with traffic lights and brake abruptly,"
according to the petitions which were
posted at bus stops. They also criticize
drivers who smoke while driving.
North Campus is home to the Art
School, Music School and Engineering
school as well as the biggest dormitory,
on campus, Bursley Hall.
Ellsworth, the Manager of Transpor-
tation Services, refused to comment
late last night on the letter from MSA or
any of the current problems facing the
bus service. Ellsworth will be invited to
speak to the Assembly in the near
future, members said at last nights
"Buses are horrible," complained
Andrea Langs, a sophomore in the
Music School and member of the
Assembly. "There are a lot of classes at
night or rehearsals. Its very dangerous
sitting there at night waiting in the cold
for a bus."
"A couple of mornings I have an 8:30
class and none of the buses will come.
I've been late a couple of times because
of the buses," said LSA freshperson
Charlene Jensen. "It shouldn't take 20
minutes to get there. It's ridiculous."
The weekends pose problems as well
for students. "One Saturday I had to
wait for over an hour for a bus. I've
been let down by the bus system," Jen-
Roger Fisher, an engineering fresh-
man said "the bus service is totally
inadequate for our needs. The weekend
hours are not as frequent as they should
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MSA angry over change
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MSA still has the power to either accept
or reject a candidate.
Kaplan said "it is a change because
before it was our committee doing the
interviewing with two MUBR included.
Now it's a MUBR committee inter-
viewing with out representative in-
Kaplan added that "if there's no
change, why make the amendment?"
Johnson said that it is not a regen-
tially granted right in this case because
"the MSA charter cannot supersede
any other organizations. The regents'
ruling is to the extent that it does not in-
terfere with other organizations."
JOHNSON SAID that he approved the
amendment because "I didn't see
anything wrong with it. MUBR
established their own internal commit-
tee, which they have every right to do."
Johnson added the Board felt they
knew best what was needed within the
John Haughton, MSA's represen-
tative to the MUBR, responded that this
could lead to "inbreeding. I think the
whole rationale for the old system being
set up was to ensure a diversity within
Kaplan agreed, saying that MSA is
representative of the whole campus,
and therefore "the best group to
represent a diverse interest in the
But Johnson disagreed. "It's not a
given that because the committee will
choose its own membership, that it will
end up skewed," he said, cautioning
against making such an assumption.
HAUGHTON CONCEDED that "I
don't know whether or not the body will
inbreed itself, but I didn't see anything
wrong with the old system. I think it
dangerous to tamper with it."
Perigo explained the rationale for
the move. "We just thought that it
would be more efficient this way."
Perigo said the problem had been with
publicizing the interviews; "where it
would be, what time."
He said that "sometimes they (MSA)
would do an excellent job, sometimes
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Engineers sticking to
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Israeli jets bomb guerila bases
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Israeli jets bombed and strafed Palestinian guerrilla
bases in the Syrian-controlled Bekaa Valley yesterday and police reported
seven people killed and nine wounded in the fiery raid.
It was the first Israeli air strike in Lebanon since Prime Minister Shimon
Peres took office in September as head of a coalition government, and the
16th rsraeli air raid on Lebanon this year.
The air raid was conducted two days after two Katyusha rockets were
fired into northern Israel from across the Lebanese border. The rocketsk
caused no damage or casualties.
A Lebanese police report said five Palestinian guerrillas and two
Lebanese civilians were killed in the attack that set buildings afire. The
police said nine Palestinian guerrillas were wounded.
But Abu Adawi, spokesman for guerrilla groups operating in the area, told
The Associated Press in Beirut by telephone that only one guerrilla was
killed and four were wounded.
Syria, which controls the Bekaa Valley area of Lebanon, said it scrambled
jets to confront Israeli F-15 and F-16 attackers. There were no reports of
Syrian-Israeli aerial combat, however.
Cocaine seized at remote airstrip
KINGMAN, Ariz.-A huge cocaine shipment, wrapped in Christman red,
green and silver foil and worth up to $5 billion, was seized at a rugged moun-
tain airstrip commonly used by drug smugglers, authorities said.
"We intercepted Santa Claus," Mohave County sheriff's spokesman Evan
Williams said of the arrests Monday of four men on drug charges.
The unloading of the gaily wrapped contraband was spotted by a
vacationing sheriff's sergeant who was camping near the abandoned remote
Authorities said they seized 1,500 pounds of Peruvian cocaine that could
have a street value of up to $5 billion, depending on how pure it is. It was
boxed in wooden crates marked "18K" and "Paton."
"It's the first heavy snow Kingman has had in four years," Mohave Coun-
ty Sheriff Bill Richardson jokes. A slang for cocaine is "snow."
Investigators said the plane carrying the drug cargo had flown from
California to Colombia and then landed at the Arizona airstrip, known by
authorities to be an entry port for illegal drugs.
Brown students vow to protest
PROVIDENCE, R.I., (UPI) - CIA representatives, undaunted by a
protest which shut down an earlier recruiting session at Brown University,
interviewed job applicants without incident yesterday, college officials said.
Student protesters vowed to press their attempts to make citizens arrests
of agency representatives for alleged CIA violations, including
assassinations, yernment overthrows, the mining of Nicaraguan harbors
and publication of a pamphlet on assassinations.
At a noon news conference the protesters said they had filed a formal
complaint with university security for its failure to carry out the attempted
citizens arest of the CIA representatives Monday night.
Robert Reichley, Brown's vice president for university relations, said thee
is no requirement under state law "for our security personnel to act on
alleged citizens arrest complaints."
British diplomat slain in India 4
BOMBAY, India - Britain's deputy high commissioner in Bombay was
slain by gunshots that shattered his car windows yesterday as he was being
driven to work. A Moslem group claimed it "executed" the veteran diplomat
because he had ties to the CIA.
Percy Norris, 56, was being driven to work by his chauffeur when at least
one gunman opened fire from close range as the car slowed to make a turn 55
yards from his office, a British spokesman said.
The Press Trust of India said witnesses saw two assassins, described as
Western in appearance.
The British spokesman said bullets smashed two side windows of the car,
striking the diplomat in the heart and temple.
"Although Norris was taken at once to the Breach Candy Hospital inten-
sive care unit, there was nothing that anyone could do and he died shortly af-
terwards," the spokesman said. Norris' chauffeur was shaken but unin-
Arafat resigns from PLO post
AMMAN, Jordan - Yasser Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation
Organization since it was created 20 years ago, abruptly resigned yesterday
as chairman of the group's executive committee, a spokesman said.
Arafat submitted his resignation to the Palestine National Council, the
Palestinians' parliament-in-exile, at the end of a two-hour speech, PLO
spokesman Ahmad Abdul Rahman said.
The reasons for the move were unclear and Rahman declined to discuss
specifics, but he did say Arafat was responding to pressure put on his
leadership by four Syrian-backed factions that ousted him from Lebanon
last December in heavy fighting.
"If pressure against the Palestinian revolution (PLO) would be reduced
through his resignation, he was willing to submit it," Rahman said. Asked if
he was referring to Syria, he said, "Yes."
At the end of each annual Palestine National Council, members of the PLO
executive committee normally resign so a new membership can be elected,
and there was always the chance that PNC delegates, refusing to accept
Arafat's resignation, will reappoint him chairman.
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"blowing the whistle" on cheaters
stems from the fact that most
engineering courses are graded on a
GERALD Essenmacher, an
engineering sophomore, said that while
cheating may raise a cheater's grade it
lowers the grades of his or her
classmates. Essenmacher said most
students wouldn't tolerate dishonesty
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from their "competitors."
When a suspected violation is repor-
ted to the Honor Council one member of
the group is assigned to investigate the
incident. After speaking to the accused
and the accusers, the member sum-
marizes the findings for the rest of the
The seven-to-thirten member board
then votes on whether the student is
guilty. The council president votes only
in the event of a tie.
If a student is found guilty, the group
decides on the punishment. The council
does not act on established precedents,
but harsher punishments are advised
for repeat offenders. The recommen-
dations are given to the Faculty Com-
mittee on Discipline which usually
follows the panels decision.
The current president of the Honor
Council, Senior Eric Chmielewski, has
served on the panel since 1981. He said
he joined "because I believed in the
Honor Code and wanted to do
something to perpetuate it."
"By allowing students to investigate
the problems, we have a more humane
- and I think fair - way of dealing with
Dorm break-in reported
Three University dorm rooms were
broken into over Thansksgiving break,
two in West Quadrangle and one in
Mosher Jordan, according to Ann Arbor
Police Sgt. Jan Suomala.
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