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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCV. No. 102

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, February 2, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

n gin.
building
may lack
equipment
By JERRY MARKON
A highly-sophisticated laboratory in
the engineering building under con-
struction on North Campus may not be
properly equipped if a special research
fund proposed by Governor Blanchard
fails to pass the state legislature.
The building, which is scheduled to
house the electrical engineering and
computer science departments starting
in 1986, will also contain an experimen-
tal facility called the Solid State Elec-
tronics Laboratory.
WHEN THE fully equipped
laboratory-which will conduct ex-
periments in micro-electronics and
robotics-will be "the most
sophisticated facility between both
coasts, equalled only by similar
facilities at Stanford and MIT," accor-
ding to Engineering Dean James
Duderstadt.
Despite the lab's high priority, Keith
Molin, the director of capital outlay at
the University's Office of Government
Relations, said that the money to equip
it "was never a part of our request for
state funds."
Duderstadt attributes this quirk to
the state's "failure to provide a
mechanism for appropriating money
for highly-sophisticated equipment."
OFFICIALLY, 1.2 million of the 29.7
million required to complete the entire
building has been allocated for equip-
ment, according to Philip Jaeger, the
governor's director of capital outlay.
Duderstadt, however, said this
amount would only provide for "things
like furniture and blackboards, and the
kind of limited equipment you find in a
high school chemistry lab."
Originally, the engineering college
was going to rely on private donations
from industry to come up with the 8
million dollars necessary to provide a
fully-equipped laboratory.
See NEW, Page 3
New rape
law upheld
In state
court eases

'86

bud et:

Reagan would cut

ed.,

boot miliry

From staff and wire reports
WASHINGTON-President Reagan
will propose a $974 billion budget for the
1986 fiscal year that calls for nearly $40
billion in new spending cuts from
domestic programs while recommen-
ding an increase of $30 billion for the
Pentagon, administration officials said
yesterday.
Administration sources said Reagan
would recommend a fiscal 1986
Education Department budget of $15.5
billion, down from the $17.9 billion
Congress approved for fiscal 1985.
WITHIN these cuts, education lob-
byists expect several slashes in federal
financial aid, including the restriction
of Guaranteed Student Loans to studen-
ts whose families earn more than
$30,000. Lobbyists also expect the
president to put a cap on the total
amount of aid a student can receive in
federal grants, not including state
grants, to $4,000 a year.
Lynn Borset, assistant director of
financial aid at thewUniversity, said that
the $4,000 limit would "most adversly
effect non-resident students who do not
get state aid." She said that from one-
quarter to a third of the students who
get federal aid at the University would
be affected by this limit.
Borset said that the GSL limit would
"very negatively impair about three-
quarters of the students receiving the
loans on campus."h
CURRENTLY, students whose
familiesearnsless than $30,000 a year
can borrow as much as $2,500 a year,
but students whose families make more
can still qualify if they can prove that
they have need. For example, a family
would qualify if it has to send several
children through college.
Bill Kroegger, director of public in-
formation for the American Council on

-Reagan
... wants domestic spending cuts
Education, said the council estimates
that the GSL cap would deny eligibility
to 30-40,000 students.
The plan forecast a deficit of about
$180 billion, added officials, who spoke
only on condition they not be identified.
But that assumes the president's
budget is accepted in its entirety by
Congress, where opposition already is
forming to many of the proposals.
THE BUDGET-the first of Reagan's
second term-contains no call for a tax
increase, and the president is expected
to sent Congress a plan later this year
to simplify the income tax code.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said the overall plan is in
keeping with the president's wishes to
freeze overall government spending.
See REAGAN, Page 2

Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH

Spellbound
LSA freshmen Dave Sunderlike and Ray Telang gaze at the awe inspiring west end of the Law Library yesterday.

LANSING (UPI) - The Michigan
Supreme Court upheld in two test cases
yesterday the application of Michigan's
pioneering law which shields sexual
assault victims from interrogation
about their private lives.
The high court said evidence of a vic-
tim's prior sexual conduct with others
cannot be used as proof that she consen-
ted to rape with a rape defendant.
IT SAID, however, that such evidence
could be used in some very limited
situations.
The high court reinstated Charles

Hackett's Grand Traverse County con-
viction in a prison sexual assault and
affirmed James Paquette's conviction
in a Tuscola County assault.
Both men had sought to use evidence
of their victims' alleged prior sexual
activities.
ALTHOUGH the rape shield had been
upheld previously, the cases were con-
sidered an important and more specific
test of its constitutionality.
By enacting a general exclusionary
rule, the Legislature recognized that in
See NEW, Page 2
Pre-miere
Comp ufair
takes Off
at Union
By JENNIFER MATUJA
Laser printers, briefcase-size com-
puters, and high-quality graphics took
over the old-fashioned Michigan
Union yesterday as computer firms
gathered to display their wares.
Over 1,500 people visited the first
day of Compufair, a two-day show
arranged by the Inter-Fraternity
Council. Twenty-five local and
national companies specializing in a
variety of computer products were on
hand to greet the students and local
business people.
"THE FAIR was designed to
provide a service for the University
See COMPUFAIR, Page 3

Guiehosts debate
for mayoral candidates

By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
Bunyan Bryant and Ed Pierce, two candidates vying for
the Democratic nomination for mayor, squared off yesterday
at Guild House on the issues of community involvement,
housing, and city government efficiency.
"We should try to do anything in our power to lower
housing costs," Pierce told the crowd of about thirty yester-
day afternoon. "There's no place where the poor can live
here. We should not become a community of one economic
class."
PIERCE, A local doctor and former state senator, said a
city income tax would generate revenue which could be used
to provide more low-income housing for area residents.

Bryant agreed with the concept of affordable housing but
questioned whether city voters would approve an income tax
increase.
"A city income tax will be more compatible in keeping up
with inflation and with changes in salaries," said the Univer-
sity natural resources professor. "I think there are some ad-
vantages to that. But I don't think you can convince the
people of the city to support it."
RESPONDING to a question on what the candidates would
do to get more people, particularly students, involved in local
politics, Bryant said that he would encourage students to
become involved in city government.
"The city government has been very derelict in inviting
See DEMOCRATIC, Page 3

MSU group opposes porn ban

From staff and wire reports
The director of an independent movie
group at Michigan State University is
vowing defiance of an adminstrator's
request that no more pornographic fare
be shown, and says he may seek a legal
challenge.
Darwin Greyerbiehl, director of
Beyolyer Cinema, plans to take his case
to the Lansing chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU's Lan-
sing chairman, Philie Dean, said the
organization's board will meet Thur-
sday to decide whether to pursue the
matter.
FIRST, however, it must be deter-
mined whether MSU has prevented the

group from showing its films. "Our goal
would be to establish the student's First
Amendment rights were violated by the
university," said Dean.
A similar 1983 controversy at Grand
Valley State College was settled in
favor of the students, he said.
Greyerbiehl said he planned to bring
the X-rated film, "Cherry Trucker," to
MSU's Wells Hall.
MOSES TURNER, MSU vice
president of student affairs, canceled
the room Greyerbiehl had planned to
use to show the film. Turner last week
asked for a halt to the films, saying they
are inconsistent with the university's
values.
"We are going to be there no matter

what happens," Greyerbiehl said. "If
we have to sit on our equipment, that's
where we'll be."
James Studer, MSU assistant vice
president for student affairs and ser-
vices, said school officials do not
believe they acted illegally.
GREYERBIEHL "said he was not
going to show films after this past
weekend, and subsequently we can-
celed his room. After that he apparen-
tly changed his mind," Studer said.
However, Greyerbiehl denied agreeing
to stop the films.
An advertisement for the film in
yesterday's student newspaper, the
State News, said, "But heck, it's only
see GROUP, Page 2

Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
Former student Lee Kallenbach discusses computer equipment with a com-
pany representative yesterday at the Compufair in the Union.

TODAY.
New! Improved! (Well, new...)
round Hog Day is the time when old Daily editors
are set out to pasture and the new editors take
their place. New editors are: editor in chief
Neil Chase, a political science and history
major; managing editors Georgea Kovanis, an English

M"n

and Paula Dohring. Business staff is changing regimes as
well. At the top of the pack is business manager Liz Car-
son, a sociology major; finance manager Nancy Bulsen,
an economics and French major; display manager Kellie
Worley, Spanish and East European Studies major; sales
manager Dawn Willacker, a marketing and com-
munication major; marketing manager Lisa Sdhatz, a
communication major; personnel manager Mary
Wagner, a political science major; and classified
manager Janice Klein, an economics major.
Only the ground hog knows

groundhogs from their burrows around the beginning of
February. Now Phil has friends across the nation: Woody
the Woodchuck of Detroit, Sun Praire Jimmy, Wiarton
Willy, and Punkydoodle Pete. Thomas Stockdale, Ohio
State University professor of wildlife management, says
the groundhogs are awakened about then from their
hibernation by a biological clock in order to eliminate

body wastes and satisfy reproductive urges. Besides
putting Punxsutawney-with 7,800 residents-on the map
and money into local businesses, Groundhog Day "gives
everybody a shot in the arm, gets them excited," club
secretary William Null said.
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