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Ninety-five Years
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Vol. XCV, No. 117 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 2,1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

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Happy New Year greetings, like the
Chinese New Year. This is the year of t
Chinese
By LILY ENG
The celebration of Chinese New Year
today is a mixed bag of traditional an
But a mixed bag might not be a bad de
year-old holiday.
Today marks the start of a new lung
around the world and a time to feast, ex
family ties, and wish acquaintances g
year is symbolized with animals which
year cycle. This is the Year of the Ox.
"NEW YEAR is the time when you
I friends and relatives," said Ming Hu,
who came from China to study at the U
:ago. "Wherever you are, you try to c
which is hard for me to do."
Chinese students on campus - many
away from home - have been gatherin
Year celebrations.
"It is a traditional festival," said Rot
representative for the University's Mi
vices. "If you still have close cultui
celebrate them "
Three weeks ago the Free China Stud

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one above, will be exchanged today by people celebrating the first day of the
he Ox.
ring in new year
ved up a seven-course Chinese dinner to 400 guests.
Traditional dinners feature whole roasted pigs and tiny
in the United States dumplings among other Chinese specialities.
d current customs. THIS SATURDAY the Chinese Student Union will hold an
scription for a 4,683 informal get together for its 200 members.
Other Asian groups have celebrated the new year with a
ar year for Chinese inix of old and new customs. Earlier this month, the Asian
change gifts, renew American Association sponsored a Lunar Moon Festival
ood luck. Each new which combined an Asian dinner with a dance and the
are rotated in a 12- presentation of seven plays depicting the Asian American
lifestyle. Over 125 students attended.
try to visit all your "Ultimately, the festival is to celebrate Chinese New
a graduate student Year, but we also wanted to recognize our Asian-American
niversity two years values," said Linda Sun, a spokesperson for the
ome home to visit, association.
FOR MANY Asian students at the University, Chinese
* thousands of miles traditions are still important, though the history behind
g all month for New them is fading away.
"I'm a bit Americanized," said Julie Su, an LSA
n Armaki, the Asian sophomore and first generation Asian American. "But my
nority Student Ser- parents follow many traditions so I like to follow my
ral ties you would culture," she added, admitting that she wished she knew
more about the new year's meaning.:
ent Association ser- See CHINESE, Page 3

Liquor prmotion

ban

proposed

By JERRY MARKON
A proposed Liquor Control Commission law that would ban
the promotion of alcoholic beverages on college campuses
throughout the state has aroused strong opposition from beer
distributors and student organizations.
The proposed law - which will not affect retail bars and
pubs - would forbid beer and wine manufacturers from
"promoting, sponsoring, or in any other manner defraying
the cost of any activity, event, or contest on a university or
college campus in Michigan," according to Walter Keck, the
commission's director of licensing and enforcement.
IN ADDITION, Keck said, the law's adoption would
prevent beer companies from continuing to station
marketing representatives on campuses to bring in business,
and it would also prevent restaurants with liquor licenses
from delivering alochol on campus.
Keck called the law a "sign of the times that have swung
the pendulum against underage drinking."
"The Liquor Control Commission has a real concern with
companies directing a substantial marketing effort toward
the student population that can't legally drink," Keck said.
RECENT tightening of drunk driving laws and prohibition
in some states of "two for one" and Happy Hour drink
specials have focused national attention on this problem, he
added.
Alcohol distributors contacted yesterday expressed
displeasure with the proposed law.
Jim Wanty, vice president and sales manager for O&W, a
local distributor for Stroh Brewery Company, thinks that
"what's been proposed and what will come out as a law will
be two different things."
"IN MY OPINION, it would be discriminating against
college students over the age of 21," Wanty said. "I have a 32-

year-old brother who's in the M.B.A. program here. Does
that mean I can't promote to him?"
Over 20 percent of O&W's promotions involve fraternity
events, fundraisers, and concerts on campus, Wanty said,
but he is "sure that we'll find alternative promotions."
"If we give in here, it'll never stop," he said, adding that
his company plans to send representatives to the public
hearing for the new law on April 16.
"YOU HATE to lose the opportunity to be involved in a
visible community-orientated activity," said Doug Barr, a
sales manager at M&M Distributor in East Lansing.
"We're not really talking big dollars, since we only sponsor
three or four events on the MSU campus a year," he said, but
he added that his company is sorry to see the proposal
anyway.
Even this limited sponsorship is ending, Barr said, since
his company has already been told by the 4lichigan License
Beverage Association to stay off the MSU campus.
"THEY THINK (the new law's) a shoe-in so we have no
plans at this point to do anything in the student community,"
Barr said.
Adoption of the new law would prevent fraternities and
other student organizations from accepting beer companies
as sponsors of events - for some, a longstanding tradition.
John Meyers, special events chairman for Alpha Delta Phi,
said the law would be a major inconvenience for his frater-
nity, which co-sponsors a pep rally with Budweiser beer
every year during football season.
IN FACT, at least one-third of Alpha Delta Phi's events are
sponsored by beer companies, he said, but he still remained
confident that the fraternity would find other sponsors.
"I'd be real surprised if it passed, but I'm sure we'll find
ways to get around it," said a Theta Delta Chi member who
See PROPOSAL, Page 3

MSA replaces researcher

By AMY MINDELL
Members of the Michigan Student
Assembly voted unanimously last night
to appoint Dave Buchen as students'
rights staff member.
Buchen will replace LSA senior Lee
Winkelman, who resigned from the
position then titled "code and budget
researcher" last term but had
remained through January to finish his
duties and to.give the assembly enough
time to find a replacement.

BUCHEN SAID THE new postion will.
require him to inform University
students about Winkelman's previous
research on the code of non-academic
conduct. He said he will also try and in-
sure that students have a more
meaningful voice in University policy-
making.
Before yesterday's meeting
Winkelman said he gave up his assem-
bly post iorder to devote more time to.
his honors thesis, "Analyses of a.

system of thought of a university ad-
ministrator," which is part of his con-
centration in sociological and political
philosophy.
"I enjoyed my position very much,
and feel that I have done a lot," said
Winkelman. "I will still be around to
answer any questions on the budget or
on the code."
WINKELMAN added that he found
Buchner to be a "very competent and
See MSA, Page 3

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Trial sparks bizarre testimon
Pt Davis- nromnted Picoz- could not have gottend

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dressed, run to

By ERIC MATTSON
The defendant jumped out of the wit-
ness box and pulled on an imaginary
pair of pants. He pulled on his boots,
laced them up, and dashed to the mid-
dle of the courtroom. Wild-eyed, he
glanced around, then ran back toward
the witness box.
ve ers
crowd the
streets for
&Md Gras

Twenty-two seconds. Pretty good,
Mr. Picozzi," said the prosecuting at-
torney.I
AT ISSUE IN the intra-University
hearing is whether James Picozzi, 25,
deliberately set a gasoline fire in his
Law Quad dorm room on March 8, 1983.
During Picozzi's testimony yesterday
in Hutchins Hall, the University's at-

Forney,refer VV ,p PLV1PV. .V
zi's performance by asking him to re-
enact his reaction to the fire.
But despite the loose atmosphere, the
stakes were high: University officials
say the Law School's integrity is on the
line, while Picozzi says his entire
career is in jeopardy.
DAVIS CONTENDED that Picozzi

his door where the fire started, and
dashed back to his window in less than
45 seconds. He was trying to show that
the former law student was dressed and
awake when the fire began one morning
nearly two years ago.
John Schnur, a firefighter who
See ARSON, Page 2

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By CHARLES SEWELL
Special to the Daily
NEW ORLEANS - Parades have filled the streets of New
Orleans for three weeks in celebration of the Mardi Gras
season, which began officially Jan. 6 with the Twelfth Night
Reveler's Ball and built to its climax yesterday, Fat
Tuesday.
Rowdy revelers - including several University students -
who have flocked to this city in the Mississippi delta say that
they are part of the world's biggest party. Area residents
boast of the special feelings created by the crowds which line
the streets.
"THIS IS the only city in the United States where you can
party like this," said Tommy Weindell, a bartender at the
Old Bamboo Lounge in New Orleans's central city.

"It's the world's biggest party," said Ed Rasnis, 44, who
moved from Missouri to New Orleans 12 years ago. "You feel
like you could burn out on Mardi Gras, but once you get down
there ... the electricity of the crowd. . . it's a feeling."
For Karen Hyman, an LSA senior, the Mardi Gras
festivities gave her a chance to "party for four days
straight."
ANOTHER University senior, Bill Freeman, said he came
to the city because he's a "party vulture."
But not everyone likes the merrymaking associated with
the Carnival, the formal name for the Mardi Gras season.
"I don't like anything about it," said Robert Warren, a
transplant from San Francisco who works as a busboy at
Rick's breakfast shop. "I never like Carnival."
See MARDI, Page 3

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By KERY MURAKAMI
Special to the Daily
LANSING - University President
Harold Shapiro testified before the State
Sub-Committee on Higher Education
yesterday and said he supports
recommendations to cut enrollment in
dentistry, medicine, and nursing
programs in the state's universities and
colleges.
Under the recommendations made'

by the Governor's Commission on the
Future of Higher Education last
December, the state would cut about
$70 million in subsidies for the state's
health instruction programs. As a
result, there would be a 35 percent cut
in the number of physicians, a 55 per-
cent cut in the number of dentists, and a
35 percent cut in one and two year nur-
sing programs in the state's schools.
SHAPIRO thinks the money saved

from these cuts would be better used in
other areas of education, like financial
aid, and the proposed $5 million resear-
ch excellence fund.
Shapiro said his reasons differ from
those given by the state's Office of
Health and Medical Affairs (OHM). The
office believes the state is producing
more of these health professionals than
the state needs.
President Shapiro instead said that

"we can only do a little bit about it. If
we were to close all the medical schools
in the state, what we'd be doing is
creating a vacuum that'll be filled up by
physicians from other states and other
countries.
SHAPIRO admitted that by cutting
enrollment and tightening licensing
restrictions, the state could cut the
number of physicians, and dentists in
See SHAPIRO, Page 2

Supergiri Associated Press
Professional stunt woman Leslie Munro leaps from a window ledge in Toron-
to onto an airbag in a recent filming of the ABC-TV movie, Letting Go. The
Toronto Fire Department and the smoke were included in the scene to make
the stunt appear more realistic.

TODAY
Mickey Mouse in China
ONALD DUCK would be mortified, but Mickey
Mouse came to China yesterday to see the Great
Wall and have a sumptuous feast of -Peking
,ii.d.i. nn of he vans in Mickev'sentourage

ds, all that." The Chinese know Mickey Mouse, whose name
in Chinese means "beautiful rat," from. cartoons on
television. The identity of the person playing the role of
Mickey is being kept secret, but the mouse will leave today
for Hong Kong and Singapore, and then to Europe before
returning to Disneyland.
Doonesbury controversy

genuine pictorial interest in their papers," he said.
Trudeau, through his Universal Press Syndicate, has
required that newspapers buying his comic strip not
publish it an any size smaller than about 7 inches. "Many
great strips, like 'Steve Canyon' and 'Li'l Abner,' were
eventually reduced to talking heads," he said. "Morewand
more readers, especially older ones, began voicing com-
plaints that they could no longer read the comics." Some
editors claim Trudeau's size mandate conpromises their

critters. Others recommend she sprinkle mothball crystals
around her house. The mayor's also got opossum recipes,
opossum valentines, and an economic proposal for selling
opossum-skin coats. Someone even deposited a dead
opossum on the mayor's doorstep. But so far the pouched
mammals, which resemble large rats, show no sign of
leaving Toledo. They even have their supporters. When
the ma or showed up for a TV interview this week to talk
about the problem, opossum supporters chanted, "Up with

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