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Vol. XCV, No. 83

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 11, 1985


Ten Pages

trips up
Blue in
Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN - It only took five
minutes extra, not 20, this year, but the
Illinois basketball team took another
heartbreaker away from Michigan in
overtime last night, 64-58.
After trailing most of the game,
Michigan scored first in overtime. But
then, Illinois forward Anthony Welch
took over and gave Illinois its first con-
ference win, also breaking a three-
game losing streak.
"WHEN YOU lose these kinds of
games it takes a lot out of you," said
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder,
"You've got to make the baskets in
crucial situations."
Roy Tarpley was the only Wolverine
to make crucial shots, make that any
shots, in the overtime. The 6-11 center
hit a 15-footer to give Michigan the
initial lead of the extra period. Tarpley
took a low pass offthe floor and shot it
in over three Illini defenders to give the
Wolverines their last lead at 58-56 with

Reagan nominates
education secretary

with wire reports
President Ronald Reagan yesterday
nominated William Bennett, a strong
supporter of the president's education
policies, for the post of education
Bennett, currently head of the
National Endowment for the
Humanities, is expected by some to be
a stronger supporter of Reagan's
policies than his predecessor Terrell
Meanwhile University officials had
little comment on Bennett's
Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs and University
provost, said he did not know enough
about Bennett to comment on the
While Richard Kennedy, vice presid-
cent for state relations and University
secretary said he wasn't surprised by
the nomination because Bennett was
one of the top contenders for the job.
Kennedy said that he knew little of
Bennett's attitudes about education
department programs.
Bell, who stepped down from his post
December 31 "was one of the people in-
strumental in fighting the elimination
of the department of education and a lot
of the good programs in the depar-

tment," said Ellie McGrath, former
education editor for Time magazine
who is studying at the University on a
journalism fellowship.
"But with Bennett," she said, "I'm
not so sure we'll see that."
Bell left for Utah to become a
professor after his resignation.
Bennett has voiced his support for the
president, saying after he was made
head of the NEH in 1981, "It would be in
poor judgement to take this job if I were
not in general agreement with the
President, and I am," he said.

Bennett was linked with controversy
two months ago when he and John
Silber, Boston University president,
met separately with conservative lob-
byists to discuss their credentials for
the education post.
The private meeting attended by a
top White House personnel official drew
editorial criticism, and Bell himself
said that he was "just amazed" at the
notion of outside groups screening
cabinet appointees.
See BENNETT, Page 2

Reagan continues his

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan, continuing a shakeup of his of-
ficial family as he prepares for his
second term, picked Energy Secretary
Donald Hodel yesterday to replace his
old friend William Clark as secretary of
the interior.
At the same time, Reagan named
John Herrington, the White House per-
sonnel director, to succeed Hodel as the
top official of the Energy Department.
COMPLETING the latest round of
personnel shuffling, the president

decided to nominate Richard Darman,
a top White House aide, as deputy
secretary of the Treasury.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes announced the appointments,
saying Reagan met with the four men
yesterday and approved them for the
new jobs.
Darman will succeed R.T. McNamar
as deputy secretary at the Treasury
Department. The new deputy-designate
is a close associate of WhiteHouse chief
See REAGAN, Page 2

Associated Press
Wolverine center Roy Tarpley guards Illinois forward Efram Winters' drive
to the hoop. Michigan lost last night's overtime contest, 64-58 in Champaign.

For thirty members of the Ann
Community, depriving their bodi
means of sympathizing with the 12
protesters jailed last month for bl
trance to a defense contracting fi
"I think it's a significant way
body in sympathy with those in ja
White, a University graduate an
the Ann Arbor Peace Communit
other members of the group began
at fasting Jan. 4 and will contin
the jailed peaceprotesters are rel
SEVERAL OF the protesters'
been released, but seven remain

conmunity j
N and Oakland County prisons. Many of the
Arbor Peace prisoners began a fast on Christmas Day to
es of food is a protect their indefinite sentences and two
2 anti-nuclear others began New Year's Day.
ocking the en- This week five protesters announced they
irm in Walled will not appeal their sentences and remain in
jail. Two more have filed for an appeal.
of putting my Those who were not arrested or jailed but
ail," said Ken feel strongly about the need to pressure
id member of weapons manufacturing firms such as
y. White and Williams Inernational Corp., find fasting is
n taking turns a way to strengthen their dedication to world
ue until all of peace, said Julian Aptowitz. "It's deepening
eased. my commitment (to peace)," he said. Some
have already say they may continue their fast even after the
in Shiawassee prisoners are released to make the community


Williams prisoners

in fast


more aware of world hunger and the importan-
ce of peace.
Though giving up food may pose problems
for some people, Aptowitz can actually see
some benefits to the experience. "Fasting is
cleaning out my system because I am not
worried about cooking and eating," he said.
Yesterday, his seventh day on a water diet, he
noted that he was better able "to focus on what
I'm doing."
APTOWITZ prepared for the fast by con-
sulting a physician and gradually reducing his
food intake. He said that the third and fourth
days of the fast were the most difficult. Today
when he breaks the fast he expects to consume,
only juice to ease back into eating, trying not to

disrupt his system, he said.
LSA junior Eric Goldstein believes that his
abstinence from food is not only a protest of the
civil contempt sentence against the peace ac-
tivists, but also a way of putting himself in the
shoes of those who do not have American
luxuries or even basics, such as the starving
children of Ethiopia.
Goldstein, who is fasting for two-day periods,
said he "doesn't want to be comfortable all of
the time."
BETH SCHAFFER, who recently graduated
from the University, said she also believes that
fasting "makes me aware of what we take for
granted when we eat."
Goldstein and Schaffer agree that the ex-

perience of group fasting is a powerful tool.
Goldstein said it provides "another sense of
group activity." This is important, he said,
because "when you have a strong sense of
community and feel part of a group, you can do
Schaffer said, "It's nice to know, if you're in
jail, other people are doing the same thing."
English Prof. Buzz Alexander has more
pragmatic hopes for his fasting. He said he
wants people to know that there are "political
prisoners from Ann Arbor in Michigan jails."
While he hasn't observed any immediate
rests ofOis fast said be hopes that somre
people will drop by Canterbury House where
the peace group meets to talk and fast.

State Senate panel wants
ban on abortion funding


LANSING (UPI) - A Senate committee - acting on the
second day of the Legislature's 83rd session - yesterday
unanimously approved legislation banning state funding of
abortions for poor women.
The Senate Social Services Committee met for only a few
minutes, and heard only a brief explanation from the bill's
sponsor, before voting 4-0 to send the measure to the full
COMMITTEE Chairman Robert Geake, (R-Northville)
predicted the Senate will pass the bill early next week,
possibly Tuesday. Approval is also generally expected in the
As usual, the main question appears to be whether
lawmakers can muster the votes to override an almost cer-
tain veto by Gov. James Blanchard.
Geake and other abortion opponents believe the chances of
a successful override were enhanced by the November elec-
tions, which appear to have given the House a more conser-
vative cast.
IN PAST years, both chambers have consistently approved
bans on state-funded abortions - which are paid for through
the state's Medicaid program - but the House has been
unable to produce a two-thirds majority to override 13 vetos
by ex-Gov. William Milliken and Blanchard since 1978. Last
year, the House override fell one vote short.

'As a result of the November elec-
tion, we now have the one or two
extra votes (in the House) we


- Sen. Robert Geake

"As a result of the November election, we now have the one
or two extra votes (in the House) we need," Geake said.
Geake speculated that the lack of the discussion and
testimony on the highly controversial issue was due to its
long history in the Legislature.
"I believe it's because the issue is so familiar to everyone,"
Geake said. "There's hardly anything left to be said on the
"I think the arguments that have come out of this in the last
10 years are pretty well known," said Sen. Ed Fredricks,
sponsor of the bill. The West Olive Republican said he does
not believe debate in the past has changed any lawmakers'

Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Snow coats campus yesterday. The snow came from a storm system which dumped heavy snow in the Plains states but
for the most part, spared the Midwest from a massive snowfall.

Roach hotels
T he Wilmington, Del. Fire Department is getting sick
of all the false alarms turned in by local
cockroaches lately. City work crews are literally
de-bugging smoke detectors at a housing project
where roaches have triggered dozens of phony fire alerts,
almost up to three alarms a day at the building. Each alarm
required the fire department to send three pump engines,
a hook-and-ladder truck and rescue squad to the project,
which houses 150 people. The "roach alarm" problem
began last November when housing officials launched a

made the roaches come out looking for shelter. Well, they
were coming out of the walls and going into the smoke
alarms, and then we starting having the roach alarms."
Mirror, mirror
If you're having trouble coming to grips with yourself,
maybe Steve Egge of San Jose, Callif. can help. Egge
operates "Spittin' Image," a company that can produce a
mannequin of you that looks absolutely lifelike. The
replicas, which Egge calls "manne-clowns," duplicate a
person's hair, build and features, right down to the
blemishes. He'll even dress it in your own clothes for that
added touch of realism-all for $795 to $1,400. Some people
use the replicas as "burglar deterrents" by propping them
up in a chair with a book when they leave home, Egge said.
Wnd eh the hirdip

up the sidewalks, so city workers starting hanging owls in
downtown trees. These are not real owls, but simulated
owls, intended to scare the other birds off. "We found
through experience that if we place a simulated owl in the
roosting areas, it will scare them away," city tree-
trimming supervisor Vic Edmisten said. The cedar wax-
wings get drunk on berries and fly into windows and
stagger around on the ground. Then the starlings go out into
the agricultural areas in the day and feed. At night they
come back downtown to sleep because the big buildings
protect them from the wind. "The drippings seem to be two
to three inches deep on the ground, so people can slip on
them, get hit by cars dodging them, and then the stench that
hits them is also terrible," said Edmisten.
Million dollar men
T'elevision has reached the million-dollar-minute mark

time, said an ABC spokesman, calling it a bargain because
30 seconds of actual game time will cost $525,000. Corporate
sponsors have signed up for the expensive 30-, 60-, and 90-
second commerical slots. The game is more than 90 percent
sold and ABC expects a complete sell-out by airtime Jan.
20. Last year, when CBS carried Super Bowl XVIII, the
asking price was $425,000 for 30 seconds of game time. Ad-
vertising industry sources say these are asking prices, not
necessarily selling prices after the bargaining process
proceeds. The price for the 1984 Summer Olympics was
$260,000 for 60 seconds of prime time.
On the inside...
The Opinion Page looks at the basic cause of famine in
Africa... Arts takes City Heat's temperature... and Sports
covers Wolverine wrestling against Lehigh.




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