Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, December 8, 1984
By Dan Habib
"Do you think the suicide pill proposal is an effective and ap-
propriate means of raising consciousness about the nuclear
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International roports
Reagan to trim military buildup
WASHINGTON-President Reagan acknowledged yesterday that he
would have to trim the military buildup to make his deep cuts in domestic
spending politically palatable, but he again ruled out Social Security cuts or
a tax increase.
"We know that it's important across the board to see that everyone par-
ticipates in trying to achieve this freeze," the president said at a brief news
conference at the White House.
At the same time, Reagan suggested for the first time that he would not
necessarily oppose the so-called tax simplification plan advanced by
Treasury Secretary Donald Regan even though it violates a Reagan tenet of
giving business as much tax freedom as possible.
While still not embracing the modified flat-tax plan, under which the tax
bills of 80 percent of Americans would remain the same or be reduced,
Reagan praised it as "the finest proposal that has ever been offered."
"It does simplify, it does reduce for most individuals, and it does broaden
the base in the sense of getting some people or some businesses back to
paying more of a fair share rather than leaving it to someone else," he said.
Conviction upheldin ease of
amberly Martin, LSA senior:
"I thing it's good because it
gives someone a choice. If
people want that alternative
then I think they should have
it. By proposing it people who
didn't think about nuclear war
before might start taking it
Chris Lorenzo, LSA senior: "I
think that raising con-
sciousness about the nuclear
threat is extremely important.
However, I'm not sure if this is
the most constructive way to
go about it. It seems like a
gesture that is symbolic only,
rather than step towards
solving the problem."
Colleen Foley, LSA senior: "I Kumar Salundra, LSA
believe it's a very good way. sophomore: "I believe it's a
The proposal has a very good method. Also, I believe in
dramatic effect." suicide pills. I'd rather die
than live if the bomb is drop-
ped. Each is entitled to take
away his life."
John Allyson, guaduate
student: "I think it's a good
way to raise consciousness.
People getting hyped up about
whether to stock the pills or
not is a little ridiculous."
murdered Central Mich. student
LANSING-The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld yesterday the Kent Coun-
ty murder conviction of Edwardo Resendez in the rape and drowning of a
Central Michigan University student.
The court, in affirming a first-degree murder count, said there was ample
evidence the slaying of Jeanne Couture was premeditated. But it vacated
two felony murder counts, saying there can only be one conviction for one
Couture apparently met Resendez at a club in Grand Rapids. She was
returning with him to Mount Pleasant when he attacked her, authorities
Resendez returned to the Grand Rapids area with Couture, who was near
death, and dumped her in a pond, where she drowned.
National unemployment rate falls
WASHINGTON-Civilian unemployment fell to 7.2 percent in November,
with more people than ever working, in what the White House yesterday
called "welcome news that should provide a Christmas gift early to many
The 0.2 percentage point drop from October's seasonally adjusted 7.4 per-
cent rate meant that nearly 30,000 jobs were created, pushing the number of
Americans at work to 105.9 million. At the same time, total unemployment
fell by 275,000, to roughly 8.15 million.
Except for June's dramatic-and brief-decline to 7.1 percent, the
November rate was the lowest since April1981.
President Reagan told a news conference: "We not only put some of the
unemployed back to work...but we also have kept pace with the increasing
number of people coming into the job market."
Meanwhile, Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in-
creased from 10.9 percent in October to 11.4 percent in November.
A year ago, the state's jobless level in November was 12.3 percent.
The rate was the highest in the nation, followed by Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Shooting breaks out in hijacked
Marilu Stuart, LSA junior: "I
think it's a good way to make
them aware of how serious the
consequences of nuclear war
are that people are contem-
plating having suicide pills
Mitchell Bednarsh, LSA
sophomore: "I don't like that
method but it should make
people aware of nuclear war. I
think it's a bad method."
Len Warner, Engineering
freshman: "It seems like a
copout. Things have been good
so far. We have one of the best
places to live and I don't think
we should be ready to give up,
even if war starts to occur.
John Neff, LSA freshman: "I Vernon Grigg, LSA junior: "I
think it makes people think feel the proposal itself is a
about nuclear war. It shows good idea but the implimen-
you the impact that it could tation of it loses its effec-
have and the extent that we'll tiveness to novelty."
go to prevent from getting
Brown delays action on protesters
By KERY MURAKAMI
Brown University announced late last night that it
was again postponing a decision on the 63 students
who participated in a CIA protest lasttmonth. The
students are charged with disrupting the rights of
other students, and face possible expulsion or
This is the third time in three days that the Univer-
sity Council on Student Affairs, which will eventually
decide the case, has delayed announcing their
ORIGINALLY, the council was to have announced
thier verdict after the students hearing Thursday af-
ternoon. But after it dragged on for nine hours, the
council adjourned at 1:40 a.m. Friday, saying that it
would reconvene late that afternoon.
The council then announced it would be
deliberating two separate times before announcing a
verdict, decidinig on the 62 undergraduates, and one
medical student involved separately because the un-
dergraduates cases are heard by an undergraduate
panel, and graduates to hear graduate cases.
At 10 p.m. last night the council adjourned for din-
ner, announcing that it would not release a decision
until 3 p.m. this afternoon.
THE STUDENTS many of them seniors, were
remarkably calm last night, even though the waiting
for the decision has disrupted their finals week.
"It's very unfair," said Flis Choffler, a senior and
one of the protesters awaiting the decision. "People
may say that it's our fault, that if we didn't protest we
could concentrate on our finals. But three days for a
decision is ridiculous."
Alicia Sdigels, also a senior, blamed the delay on
the complexity of the case. She said the council is un-
der a lot of pressure from the administration, which
in turn is under a lot of pressure from alumni and
Sdigels said the council has to take that under con-
sideration, making it very hard to find the protesters
not guilty. f
"It's only natural for the decision to take so long. It
was a nine hour hearing that they have to go over,
and many are having to grapple with their own
morals," she said.
Governor's panel may call for appointed regents
Kuwaiti plane, deaths unknown
BEIRUT-Shooting broke out yesterday on the Kuwaiti airliner held by
hijackers at Tehran airport hours after the terrorists announced they had
killed four hostages-two of them Americans-since seizing the aircraft
It was not immediately known if the shooting reported by Iranian officials
claimed any new casualties among the hostages on the Kuwaiti Airways
Airbus A-300. Iran said there were at least 66 hostages on the plane.
The terrorists were demanding the release of 21 convicted terrorists jailed
in Kuwait for a series of bombings against U.S. and French installations in
that country in December 1983.
"The reason for our action was for the pleasure of God and secondly to
help our innocent brothers, who have been slanderously and oppressingly
accused by the Kuwaiti regime," the hijackers said in a statement reported
by Iran's Islamic Republican News Agancy.
Reagan counters Tutu's charge
WASHINGTON-President Reagan met yesterday with the moral voice of
South Africa's oppressed black majority, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and said
the Nobel peace prize winner was wrong in charging that U.S. policy has
Reagan, at a news conference, said the calling of economic sanctions
against South Africa is "based on ignorance."
Reagan agreed to meet with Tutu after the bishop asked for a meeting and
protests mounted at the South African Embassy over government violence
against blacks, who make up 73 percent of South Africa's population.
The Anglican bishop has denounced his government's apartheid policy as
"evil, immoral and totally un-Christian."
The United States has repeatedly denounced the racial separation policy
as "repugnant" and "abhorrent," but officials said despite Reagan's concern
there will be no change in Washington's policy of quiet diplomacy to push for
(Continued from Page1)
freezing in-state tuition he would be
"very surprised if the state legislature
went along with funds to support it."
He said that if stabilizing meant
reducing the rise of tuition, support
from the legislature would depend on
the state's ability to support itself.
DUNN SAID the $100 million
allocated for renovatons "is not
enough." It falls far below the "$160
million the President's Council of State
Colleges and Universities said it needed
in February, but it's a start," he said.
The report will also increase state
control over the colleges, including a
plan for the Department of
Management and Budget to identify
and eliminate duplicative programs.
Dunn agreed with the proposal.
"Isn't it wasteful to train twice as
many lawyers as we need when the
percentage of students in education has
fallen off by 20%" asked Baker.
BAKER AGREED with the proposal
to give merit scholarships to outstan-
ding high school students interested in
teaching. "Perhaps it will be an in-
ducement for more students to go into
teaching in the long run," he said.
The panel will also suggest tighter
admission requirements for four-year
colleges. It will require all entering
freshpersons to have completed a more
rigorous high school program including
training in English, math, science, and
University Director of Un-
dergraduate Admissions Cliff Sjogren
opposed this plan, saying that
"whenever you have centrally man-
dated admissions requirements, you
have to have room for exceptions."
In other states with such requiremen-
ts, there is a 5 to 10 percent leeway left
to the discretion of the administrator,
Sjogren said. Admissions often
becomes highly politicized with
athletes and minorities given preferen-
ce, he added.
Sjogren prefers the "more flexible
system the University has, where we
look at applicants one by one."
Qolurb Rlnrsbip eruiren
deadline for TA dues
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the
Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Don Postema, Pastor
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship.
Sermon: "God's revelation.to or-
6:00 p.m. Evening Advent Worship.
Wednesday 10:00 p.m.: Evening
* * *
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(Between S. University and Hill)
Worship and Church School at 9:30
Broadcast of Service:
11:00 a.m. - WPAG, 10.50 AM
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND
AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
Church School and Sunday Service
9:30 and 11:00.
Chancel Choir Cantata "Te Deum"
by G. Vrdi.
Directed by Martin Werner.
December 9: "Nahum & the Nunc
Dimittis" by Dr. Donald B. Strobe.
Series of the "Minor Prophets".
Ministers: Rev. Wayne T. Large
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Rev. Tom Wachterhauser
Education Director, Rose McLean
Broadcast Sundays 9:30a.m. -- WRNS, 1290AM
Televised Mondays 8:00p. m. - Cable Channel 9.
* * *
m m-T-.~F~3~~~- .- . . -..
(Continued from Page 1)
November 1 were sent a letter by GEO
and given 10 days to comply. At that
time there were around 280 people who
had not paid, Schaefer said.
Yesterday, the number had fallen to
12. Palmer attributed most of the
problems to people forgetting or not
realizing the seriousness of the threat.
"This should bring the space cadets
back to Earth," Palmer said.
Palmer said the chance any of the 12
would actually be fired are slim. "Only
one person said it was a question of
honor. He can be honorably ter-
minated, but the rest seem to be
One reason she believes no one will
actually be fired is the fact that TAs
receive a tuition waiver from the
University. TAs pay 60 percent of in-
state tuition, with the University
picking up the other 40 percent.
If fired, the TAs would automatically
be liable for the rest of the tuition,
Schaefer said the dues amount to
between $15-$30 for about 90 percent of
the TAs depending on how much a per-
be 3ir-ig3an lail
Vol. XCV -No. 77'
The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967 X) is published Tuesday through Sunday
during the Fall and Winter terms and Tuesday through Saturday during the
Spring and Summer terms by students at the University of Michigan. Sub-
scription rates: September through April - $16.50 in Ann Arbor; $29.00
outside the city; May through August - $4.50 in Ann Arbor, $6.00 outside the
city. Second class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Postmaster: Send
address changes to The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
The Michigan Daily is a member of the Associated Press and subscribes to
United Press International, Pacific News Service, Los Angeles Times Syndi-
cate and College Press Service, and United Students Press Service.
Group may appeal ruling
(Continued from Page 1)
philosophy behind civil disobedience
calls for submission to the judge's
But one of the demonstrators, LSA
junior Carter Cortelyou, said Tuesday
he might appeal the sentence anyway.
"I'm not a perfectly moral person," he
AND Residential College junior Mike
O'Neill said earlier this week that the
Williams' attorneys called for the
release of imprisoned protesters after
they fasted for 11 days.
The protesters are being held in
Oakland County Jail in Pontiac until
early next week when they probably
will be transferred to different jails
throughout the southern part of the
state, according to Steve Saunders,
director of corrective services for the
Oakland County Sheriff's Department.
Editor in Chief .................... BILL SPINDLE
Managing Editors ............CHERYL BAACKE
Associate News Editors ........LAURIE DELATER
Personnel Editor ..................... SUE BARTO
Opinion Page Editors...............JAMES BOYD
NEWS STAFF: Laura Bischoff, Dov Cohen, Stephanie
DeGroote, Nancy Dolinko, Lily Eng, Rachel Gottlieb,
Thomas Hrach, Gregory Hutton, Bruce Jackson, Sean
Jackson, Vibeke Laroi, Carrie Levine, Jerry Markon,
Eric Mattson, Molly Melby, Tracey Miller, Kery Mur-
akami, Arona Pearlstein, Lisa Powers, Charles Sewell,
Stacey Shonk, Dan Swanson, Allison Zousmer.
Magazine Editor................JOSEPH KRAUS
Associate Magazine Editors ..... PAULA DOHRING
Arts Editors.................FANNIE WEINSTEIN
Associate Arts Editors .............BYRON L. BULL
Sports Editor...................MIKE McGRAW
Associate Sports Editors ...........JEFF BERGIDA
KATIE BLACK WELL
DOUGLAS B. LEVY
SPORTS STAFF: Dave Aretha, Andy Arvidson, Mark
Borowsky, Emily Bridgham, Debbie deFrances, Joe
Devyak, Joe Ewing, Chris Gerbasi, Jim Gindin, Skip
Goodman, Jon Hartman, Steve Herz, Rick Kaplan,
Tom Keaney, Mark Kovinsky, Tim Makinen, Adam
Martin, Scott McKinlay, Barb McQuade, Scott Miller,
Brad Morgan. Jerry Muth, Phil Nussel, Adam Ochlis,
Mike Redstone, Scott Salowich, Randy Schwartz, Susan
Business Manager..............STEVEN BLOOM
Advertising Manager................ LIZ CARSON
Display Manager..............KELLIE WORLEY
Nationals Manager..................JOE ORTIZ
Sales Manager.............. DEBBIE DIOGUARDI
Finance Manager................ LINDA KAFTAN
Marketing Manager..............KELLY SODEN
Classified Manager...........JANICE BOLOGNA
Ass't. Display Manager......... JEFFREY DOBEK
Ass't. Sales Manager............ LAURIE TRUSKE
Ass't. Finance Manager............ JANE CAPLAN
Ass't. Classified Manager........TERRENCE YEE
SALES REPRESENTATIVES: Ellen Abrahams, Sheryl
Beisman, Mark Bookman, Steve Casiani, Peter Gian-
greco, Seth Grossman, Mary Ann Hogan. Mark Stobbs,