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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom

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The snow showers end today.
Sunshine and highs in the mid-to-
upper 20s.

oI. XCV, No. 114 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, February 16, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages


cars get
$20 tickets
Like many students, Janice Irwin
returned )to her car yesterday to find
the street plowed and a $20 ticket on her
Irwin's car and others found in
violation of the city's snow emergency
procedures were towed in order to
allow snowplows to clear the streets.
The cars were then put back in place
and ticketed $20.
IRWIN SAID she didn't know about
the city's odd-even parking system. On ,
the even days of the month, drivers are
prohibited from parking their cars on
the side of the street with even street
numbers. On odd days, cars shouldn't
be parked on the odd numbered side of
the street.
The snow emergency was not '
publicized enough according to Irwin.
The City's Department of Transpor-
See CARS, Page 2





Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
A city snow emergency brought out the plows and the tow trucks yesterday. Parked cars that got in the way were
moved to clear snow, put back in place, and ticketed $20.

'U' Towers tenants withhold rent

In what Regent Deanne Baker ter-
med "a victory for students," the
University's Board of Regents yester-
day voted to terminate PIRGIM's
special funding contract with the
University, which had allowed them a
checkoff box on class registration for-
ms for more than a decade.
By a 6-1 vote, the board, passed
Regent Thomas Roach's (D-Saline)
ammended version of the Public In-
terest Research Group In Michigan's
(PIRGIM) original proposals which
asked for a one-year extension of its
current funding contract. It also asked
for the establishment of a committee to
study alternative funding systems.
BAKER (R-Ann Arbor) said the
amendment did three things. It rejec-
ted PIRGIM's proposals; it im-
mediately terminated the University's
current contract with PIRGIM; and it
grants PIRGIM a transition period
through March registration.
Roach said that under bylaws created
in 1972, any organization that had the
original support of 50 percent of the
student population and one-third sup-
port thereafter would by eligible for the
special funding mechanism. PIRGIM's
1972 organizers garnered the necessary
number of petition signatures proving
broad campus support pnd qualified for
the system.
Because of changes in the
registration process, Roach said that in
subsequent contracts with PIRGIM the
regents lowered the margin of support
needed to 25 percent, 20 percent, and
finally waived the requirement
AFTER MARCH, the group will have
to once again show that half the student
body at the University backs is policies
if it hopes to qualify fop- the checkoff

Regent Baker, a long-time opponent
of the group, said he estimated that
over the years PIRGIM "has taken
some $734,000 from this campus." He
said that student support for PIRGIM
last year was only 11 percent.
. "What that indicates is that it was
rejected by the students at' large,"
Baker said. "It's time we ceased this
charade of saying the organization
represents all students."
University's chief financial officer,
threw his support to PIRGIM's original
request for another year to work out
See REGENTS, Page 3
Poss ible
cuts for
all schoo l~
Frye says"-
Predicting a gloomy financial outlook
for next year's campus budget, Univer-
sity Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs and Provost Billy Frye yesterday
announced that he's warned college
deans, of a possible one percent c in
their school's funding.
Frye, addressing the Universit
regents, said that he has also warned
the deans to be prepared to redirect
their funds to compensate for any "high
priority needs that aren't currently
provided for."
"IT MAY BE a tight budget this
year," Frye said. He added that the
See FRYE, Page 3

Three groups of tenants in the
University Towers apartment complex
have decided to withhold their
February rent saving their apartments
did not meet minimum city heating stan-
Last Tuesday, the tenants received a
"seven day notice to quit" from the
building management. It instructed the
renters to either pay their rent within
Wne week or face legal action by the
STANLEY POLLACK, an attorney
with Student Legal Services, has ad-
vised the three groups to place their
rent in an escrow account until the
situation has been resolved. By
depriving the landlord of rent paymen-
ts, the tenants hope to pressure the
building management into meeting
nant demands for, repairs and com-

The Ann Arbor housing code states jackets."
that each rental property must be
capable of heating every unit to 70 PARIKH, who is a third floor resident
degrees fahrenheit, three feet above the of the building, on South Forest and
floor, when the temperature is above South University sts., said there were
'We first got upset about the problem when
on Super Bowl Sunday we could see our own
breath. There were even nights when we
went to bed with winter jackets.'
- Mike Parikh
LSA senior

said that the situation has improved
only because of the warming of outside
"It seems to me that the
management is taking advantage of us
just because of our ages," said Kim
Chubka, a business school junior who
also is placing rent in escrow. "My
parents wouldn't put up with this, but
many students will."
George Cavas, manager of 'U'
Towers, refused to comment about the
individuals who withheld their rent, but
did say that when the temperature out-
side gets extremely cold the building
has provided space heaters for the
CAVAS ALSO said that whenever the
management has problems with tenan-
ts who do not pay their rent, they take
the case first to the University's
mediation service.
See TENANTS, Page 3

minus 10 degrees fahrenheit outside.
"We first got upset about the problem
when on Super Bowl Sunday we could
see our own breath," said Mike Parikh,
and LSA senior. "There were even
nights when we went to bed with winter

nights at the end of January when the
temperature dropped to 52 degrees
fahrenheit in his apartment. Though
the management cleaned out their
heating registers and did some
caulking around the windows, Parikh

Metal mouth
Teen pulls gun on orthodontist

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP)A 15-year-old boy
who was determined to be rid of his braces pulled a gun on an
orthodontist and told him he didn't care about going to jail,
"as long as I can have my bands off," the doctor said yester-
Police eventually disarmed the boy after a struggle in
'which two shots were fired into the floor, Grosse Pointe
Woods Public Safety Director Jack Patterson said yesterday.
THE ORTHODONTIST, who was not the boy's own dentist,
said he stalled the teen-ager during the Feb. 8 incident by
removing a few of the bands and a wire that ringed his teeth.
The boy was not identified because of his age.
The doctor said he had attended a meeting a few days
before the incident at which the boy's regular orthondontist

warned colleagues to be alert for a young patient seeking
removal of a set of braces.
The suburban Detroit orthodontist involved in the incident,
who spoke yesterday to the Associated Press on the con-
dition his name not be used, said he first told the youth he
would have to get his parents' permission and records from
the boy's regular dentist because the work on his teeth was
not complete.
The youth was taken to the state Hawthorne Center for
psychiatric evaluation, then released to his mother later in
the day, Patterson said.
There were no other patients in the office at the time of the
incident, the orthodontist said. "He was the last patient of the
morning, fortunately."

reveal sex
habits in
NEW YORK (AP)-Most American
women in their 20s who have never been
married are sexually active, and a total
of 82 percent have had sex at some
time, a survey says.
Fifty-three percent of women in that
population group had intercourse in the
four weeks preceding the survey, ac-
cording to a study in Family Planning
Perspectives, published by The Alan
Guttmacher Institute.
THAT COMES to about 4.3 million
women, out of about 8 million women
in the nation aged 20 to 29 who've never
married, the study says. A total of
about 5.6 million of the women had sex
in the six months preceeding the survey,
researchers said. The estimates are
based on 1982 population figures.
About 40 percent of the women who
had had sex had gotten pregnant.
Nearly all the women who had sex used
contraception at some time, and 78 per-
cent practiced some form of birth con-
trol in their most recent intercourse.
But on average, the women didn't start
using contraception until eight months
after their first intercourse, the survey

B-school grads face bright future

Last in a series
"The job opportunities for business
school graduates are excellent this
year," said Peggy Carroll, director of
the placement office at the University's
~usiness school.
On-campus recruiting is up 10 per-
cent this year and starting salaries
have jumped an average of 7 percent.
Moreover, the burgeoning small
business market offers a potential
plethora of jobs for business majors.
A SURVEY conducted by the School
of Business of its 1984 graduates -
which officials say is representative of
schools nationwide - showed that a

large number of bachelor's and
master's students opted for jobs in the
aerospace and electronics manufac-
turing fields. Commercial banking and
public accounting were the most

ters of Business Administration (MBA)
degree holders and two-thirds of the
Bachelor of Business Adminstration
(BBA) graduates.
MBA's were hired at a starting salary
of $32,000, while BBA's received their
offers at $23,000, the survey indicated.
Though MBA graduates are
generally perceived as being hired by
large corporations, there actually is a
trend toward small and medium-sized
"DURING THE 1960's, the vast majority
of graduates went into big business,"
said Richard Temkin, deputy director
of the Small Business Association's
Detroit branch.
See SMALL, Page 2

popular non-manufacturing jobs
chosen. And an overwhelming number
of the graduates found jobs in the Mid-
west - three-quarters of the Mas-

Packing it in Daily Photo by ANDI $CHREIBER
Members of the Latin American Solidarity Committee rehearse a "sleep-in"
at Congressman Carl Pursell's office. The protesters say they are against
U.S. policy in Central America. See page 3 for the story.

Another Reagan in pictures
f" tep aside Ron, Nancy, Patti, and Ron Jr., still an-

but Reagan doesn't want to discuss offers. Reaganj
joins the movie careers of the president and first lady, his
stepsister Patti's acting and singing career. Stepbrother
Ron, once a ballet dancer, is now a correspondent for the.
Source Radio Network. Michael Reagan, who was involved
in a public spat with stepmother Nancy last year, said he
hasn't told his family about his plunge into show business.
"Dn vn tell vnr narents everything you do?" he asks.

were sent to all students, faculty and staff members and the
gesture cost the four students $20 apiece. But it was well
worth it, they said, because people were thanking them all
day long. The message inside the heart was this: "On this
special Thursday whether you know it or nay, We just want
to say, without any delay or a silly cliche, that in some
unique way, you're a loveable, beautiful person. OK?"

manicurist Ros Scott, 65, and asked, "Have you got any
miracle cures?" Scott suggested applying bitter aloe, a
nasty-tasting laxative. The princess grimaced. "I think I'm
too old to stop now," she replied.




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