The Michigan Daily - Saturday, February 16, 1985 - Page 3
Students stage protest
at congressional offiC
By PETER TANNENBAUM LASC MEMBER Thea Lee, a Nicaraguan border."
graduate student in economics, read a Pursell's office was notp
About 30 members of the Latin joint statement from the Central make a statement about U.
American Solidarity Committee, American Educational and Action maneuvers in Honduras.
calling for an end to U.S. in- Group, Guild House, and LASC. FIVE thousand people i
volvement in Central America, The statement read "...the Reagan have signed a pledge of
staged an hour long protest at Administration has established a per- promising protests at publi
Congressman Carl Pursell's local of- manent military presence in the region offices if the U.S. does indee
fice. in the form of a so-called military an invasion, said Ken Whii
The U.S. Republican representative, maneuvers designed to intimidate and member.
however, was not at his office on destabilize the democratically elected Pursell has voted agz
Eisenhower Parkway because he was, government of Nicaragua. Later this military aid to the contras in
out of town. month, The Big Pines III maneuver will and supported aid to El Sa
Some of the protesters carried suit- start . . . 20,000 Honduran and 4,500 Honduras. A spokesman fo
cases and said they would stage a sleep- American troops will participate, in- said she appreciated the "i
in at the office if the U.S. attacked cluding the first use of tanks close to the the statement" made by the
Nicaragua or El Salvador.
n the U.S.
d carry out
te, a LASC
r his office
Ski T.C. High Associated Press
Volunteers attempt to dig out the seats of Traverse City's high school gym after the roof collapsed under the weight of
heavy snow Thursday night. The gym was empty at the time, and no one was injured.r
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"I don't see a major problem with the
heating system in the building," said
William Yadlosky, supervisor of the
city housing bureau which inspects ren-
tal properties every two years.
"The problem comes from the
modern apartment buildings which
aren't designed to handle sub-zero tem-
peratures," Yadlosky said. "Building
managers usually provide space -
heaters to get the units through the cold
were not ad
Towers violated city st
enough heat," Chubka said. "If you sat
H THE 'U' Towers in front of the heater it was fine, but it
nt did provide the space certainly didn't heat every room."
the tenants with complaints, Pollack said that "both sides can
[that the heaters only raised avoid the hassles of going to court" if
temperatures a few the management does decide to utilize
ill far short of the city's the University's mediation service. He
said his clients will wait until the seven
t Chubka also said the days have run out to see what action the
ovided by the management 'U'-Towers decides to take.
equate. "State law says that all units must be
ace heaters) didn't provide habitable," said Jeff Ditz, director of
Ann Arbor Tenants Union. "These
people were denied the use of their
dwelling and are entitled to their money
back and more."
Since it is up to the landlords to
initiate any action, Ditz said that the
system is skewed so that the tenants
end up as the defendants if indeed the
case ends up in court.
The 'U'-Towers is owned by the Allen
& O'Hara Property Management Com-
pany of Memphis Tennessee.
Regents reject PIRGIM's funding proposals
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alternative funding methods.
Brinkerhoff said PIRGIM offers
students a chance to take an active part
in worthy causes.
"At the outset, PIRGIM provided a
mechanism for students to participate
in the process of social change within
the system as opposed to the physical
destruction we were having on campus
at that time," Brinkerhoff said.
"I personally favor PIRGIM, but I
am one of the few officials who does,'
REGENT Paul Brown
(D-Petoskey) also expressed support
for PIRGIM's original proposal, but
tempered his backing with a warning.
"The message must be made clear to
(PIRGIM) that they can't continue this
way," he said.
Regent Baker vehemently disagreed
that PIRGIM plays an important role
"WHAT IS PIRGIM? Why has it been
given 16 or 17 lives when a cat only has
nine?" Baker questioned.
"This is a non-political university and
we try not to bring politics into these
discussion," said Baker, who then
charged that PIRGIM has worked to
elect Democratic officials but said that
to his knowledge it had never worked to
elect a Republican candidate.
Kristen Haas, PIRGIM's campus
coordinator, said that the group would
come back with a new proposal. She
said she also believed the group could
drum up- the necessary 50 percent
"We're going to keep going," said the
LSA sophomore. "We'll get student
support and come back with a new
Steve Angelotti, who has been in-
volved in anti-PIRGIM campaigns sin-
ce 1981 and spoke against PIRGIM's
proposal at Thursday's meeting, said
he was satisfied with yesterday's vote.
"It was a clear cut termination."
A headline in Friday's Daily should
have read that LSA junior Rick
Blalock, a former Bursley Board of
Governors member, is suspected of
embezzlement. The headline incorrec-
tly reported that the student official is
suspected of extortion.
Saturday, Feb.16, 1:00
Frye presents regents with gloomy budget outlook
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University "may have to make a lot of legislature. This hike would lift the
tough decisions" it if doesn't get an in- state's share of the general fund budget
crease in state appropriations. to 50 percent.
Peter Steiner, dean of the College of Frye said that taking all funding in-
Literature, Science and the Arts, was creases in account, including $14.3
unavailable for comment. million more from the state and $1.5
However, Charles Vest, associate million more from a hypothetical 5.5
dean of the University's engineering percent tuition increase, the University
school, said that he couldn't imagine would get a $23 million increase for its
how his school was going to cut costs. general fund.
Vest said that it's common knowledge BUT considering the University's $1.4
that his college as a shortfall of $80 million deficit from last year, and such
million. "In recent years, the number increases as $7.3 million more from
of faculty has gone, down while the utilities and 14.4 million more for salary
number of students has gone up," he benefits, the University would have to
added. spend $26.4 million more for next year.
Vest said that the college would have "We have two choices to cut this
to shift funds to meet its staffing ex- deficit," said Frye, "cutting more ex-
penditures, but wouldn't guess what penditures and raising tuition, and
would be cut. there's not a heck of a lot left to cut."
FRVE TOLD the board that while the The budget's level of austerity will
'Governor's recommendations to the depend on a $25 million "research ex-'
estate, legislature this year were cellence fund" proposed by Blanchard.
"relatively optimistic" compared to The University is slated to get a large
state funding since the early 70's, "it's a chunk of this money which is designed
mistake to relax." to help support research at the state's
The state's contribution to the Un- universities.
iversity's general fund decreased from "IF THE money doesn't come
60.7 percent in 1975 to 47.5 percent in through or if it's appropriated so
1983. Blanchard this year recommen- specifically that it doesn't ease the bur-
ded a 12 percent increase in higher den on the general fund, the state's con-
education spending to the state tribution will be the $14.3 million we're
The Latin American Carnival Dance Party will be held tonight at the Half-
Way Inn on Church Street. The Latin American Culture Project is spon-
soring the party at 8 p.m.
Alt. Act. - Trading Places, 7 p.m., MLB 3.
MED - Splash, 7:30 p.m., MLB 4.
MTF - Annie Hall, 7 p.m., Manhattan, 9 p.m., Michigan theater.
AAFC - Repo Man, 7 p.m., Natural Sciences Auditorium.
AAFC - Roman Holiday, 7 p.m., Philadelphia Story, 9:15 p.m., Angell
Hill St. - Lenny, 7 p.m., Hill Street.
Eclipse jazz - Bobby McFerrin, 8p.m., Ark, 637S. Main.
School of Music - Piano Recital, Terri Krug, 6 p.m., Recital Hall; Voice
recital, Matthew Carey, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; Ensemble, 8 p.m., Rackham
Performance Network - Vatzlav, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Juggling Club -4 p.m., Anderson Rooms C & C, Michigan Union.
Ann Arbor Go Club -2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Workshop, Pressed Flowers, 9:30 a.m.,
room 125, 1800 Dixboro rd.
Soaring Club - Seminar, 2 p.m., Banquet/Program, 6 p.m., Weber's Inn,
3050 Jackson Rd.
using in our figures. We don't know how
much we'll get, so it's best not to
assume any additional money," Frye
According to Vest, the research fund
money would not be included in the
general fund. "If (the state legislature)
says that we have to use all our money
on a specific project, it'll help the
project but it won't help the rest of the
University very much.
"There's no way that the fund is not
going to help us at all, if not directly
than indirectly," Vest said. "If they
allocate money to buy equipment, that
reduces the demand on the general
fund. The question is how much?"
MARY SEMINSKI, director of public
information for the state Office of
Management and Budget, said that
"it's the governor's goal to keep state
universities affordable for everyone.
That's why he's allocated an increase
well above the inflation index. As for
the research fund, it's designed "to go
beyond what universities might other-
Senator William Sederburg (R-East
Lansing) sa'id "I have no idea how it's
going to come out of the legislature. The
colleges are going to want it used for
general purposes, the Office of
Management wants it to be spent for
"I'd like to see it go for specific
projects," he said. "Using it to ease
other burdens is precisely what it's not
meant to do."
In another action, the regents
reviewed anticipated capital expen-
ditures of University Hospitals. In ad-
dition to Replacement Hospital Project
(RHP) costs of $285,000,000, the
hospitals will spend an additional
$76,000,000 for new projects, including a
new Sports Medicine Center to be built
at Domino's Farms.
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