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Ninety-five Years
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ol. XCV, No.1118 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, February 21, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

'U' doctor
testifies in
lawz~ quad
arson trial
A specialist in burn medication
testified yesterday that "it is possible"
a former law student accused of arson
lit his room on fire, but the defense
rgued that the doctor's testimony
"doesn't help the fact-finding process
at all."
In the intra-University hearing, Dr. Jai
Prasad said that former law student
James Picozzi, 25, had burns on the left
side of his body when he was admitted
to University Hospital after the fire
nearly two years ago.
PROSECUTING attorney Peter
Davis asked, "If a person had been
using a cigarette lighter with his left
Sand, lit gas on fire, and it had flared up
at him, would he receive the same bur-
ns?" Prasad replied affirmatively.
Defense attorney Mark Gombiner
said the doctor's testimony failed to
prove anything. "Personally, I don't
care what Prasad says," Gombiner
said. "There's a million and one
Picozzi has testified that he was
K wakened the morning of March 8, 1983
y the sound of the fire being lit. He said
he jumped out of bed, threw on his
clothes, and tried to escape through the,
door. When he couldn't make it through'
the flames, he said, he ran to his win-
dow and stood on the ledge.
AFTER 10 minutes of shouting for
help, Picozzi slipped from his third
story perch, breaking his back in the
Picozzi said he received the burns
when he tried to escape through the
door, where the fire was set.
Gombiner cross-examined the doctor
and tried to show that Picozzi could not
have lit the fire since the hair under his
left armpit was not singed, but Prasad
said the armpit could easily have been
shielded. .
IN EARLIER testimony, the man
who Picozzi first accused of setting the
fire denied any prior knowledge of the
Ned Miltenburg, 34, a- former law
student, acknowledged that he did not
like Picozzi but denied that he had set
the fire.
Picozzi, who now lives in New Haven,
Conn., had tried to transfer to Yale Law
School partly because he had been
harassed repeatedly by his classmates.
One of the keys to his defense is that a
fellow student may have disliked him
enough to set the fire.
ALLEN SILBER, one of Picozzi's at-
torneys, asked Miltenburg to name the
!people who did not get along with Picoz-
"It would be a long list. He was not
well liked," Miltenburg replied.
Miltenburg said Picozzi's manner
and his alleged abuse of the law school
grading system irked a number of law
students, but he denied harassing
See ARSON, Page 2



for trespassing

While most University students will be heading home or to
the sandy beaches of Florida this weekend, two members of
the Progressive Student Netework will be sitting in jail for
trespassing at Prof. George Haddad's engineering
laboratory last May.
Judge S.J. Elden of the 15th District Court yesterday sen-
tenced Nancy Aronoff, an LSA senior, and Ingrid Kock, an
LSA junior, to a 12-day jail term after they rejected alter-
native sentences of 56 hours of community service or fines of
_ A THIRD PSN member, Amyanne Angelstro, was senten-
ced yesterday to do community work. Seven other PSN mem-
bers go on trial March 7.
All were arrested last spring for blockading the entrance to
Haddad's lab in an effort to vocalize their demands for
guidelines on non-classified research conducted at the
University, publication of all research paid for by the defen-
se-department, and an end to Haddad's defense-funded research.
"Going to jail would be like hitting my head against the
set fire to

wall," said Angelstro after the sentencing. "This way, I'll
have a clear record after I serve the sentence, and I'll be able
to do it again from a clean slate."
ANGELSTRO is not a University student, but a member of
the PSN who lives in Detroit.
Tom Marx, a former University student who was one of the
protesters arrested last spring, said Aronoff and Kock rejec-
ted the fine because "It's a discriminatory element of our
justice system. If you can pay you go free, if you can't you go
to jail. Also, it doesn't make sense to pump money into the
system we're protesting.
As Aronoff and Kock spent their first night in the
Washtenaw County Jail yesterday, a group of 50 supporters
held a candlelight vigil on the front lawn of University
President Harold Shapiro's home on S. University.
THE GROUP stood for about 15 minutes holding lit can-
dles, singing peace songs, and drawing peace signs in the
snow before knocking on Shapiro's door.
Wearing a sweater and complaining of a cold, Shapiro stood
in his doorway and told the protesters that he would not




The sensual Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and other movie greats of the
1950s grace the hottest-selling posters at local stores, winning the test of time
over contemporary music artists like Michael Jackson.
Monroe, Dean top

local post
If poster sales say anything about
campus tastes or trends, University
students prefer the-1950s. Marilyn
Monroe and James Dean, two movie
stars of that era, have seen rising
popularity on campus. This year the
two lead the best-selling list of per-
sonality posters in major area
bookstores and poster shops.
"People are still interested in
Marilyn Monroe and her movies," says
Nancy Miller, an employee at the
Movie Poster Gallery on State St. She
says Elvis Presley is also popular
because he still has a lot of faithful fans.
And among recent stars Mel Gibson is a
top-seller. '
MONROE devotees can buy originals
at the Gallery, such as a set of lobby
cards for "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds,"
one of her top films. These cards
typically run around $300 for a set and
thus the major buyers are not students.
But Miller says students are definitely


interested in Monroe and frequently
buy six-foot personality posters, which
sell for the more affordable price of $6.
At Logos on South University, James
Dean sells twice as many posters as
Monroe, who is the second top seller.
Andy Dryden, a buyer for Logos, says
that the two stars have been campus
favorites among both men and women
for the last six years.
But University Cellar patrons favor
Monroe posters-the doorsize black and
white posters are especially hot sellers.
James Dean, Clark Gable, Charlie
Chaplin, and Albert Einstein are also
Cellar employee, says that those who
buy Monroe, Dean, and other per-
sonalities are long-term buyers..
"Most people won't buy rock stars in
future years," she says. Pop Star
Michael Jackson doesn't sell posters
like the older stars because the market
- See CAMPUS, Page 2

'86 budget
Portions of President Reagan's
proposed 1986 federal budget were bur-
ned on the Diag yesterday as a church
group held a lunch-hour Ash Wed-
nesday demonstration.
"These ashes are symbolic of the
destruction this policy will lead to," ex-
plained Dixie Logan-Cockell, a member
of the Episcopal Church of the Incar-
ASH WEDNESDAY marked the first
day of Lent, a time when Christians
prepare for Easter by focusing on sin
and repentance. "Lent is a season for
taking a good hard look at our own ac-
countability;"Logan=Cockell said.
Traditional Ash Wednesday
ceremonies involve burning the palm
branches used to celebrate Palm Sun-
day and rubbing the ashes in the shape
of a cross on a person's forehead.
Yesterday's ceremony on the Diag
featured the reading, of Biblical
passages and the burning of the por-
tions of Reagan's budget dealing with
MX missile, aid to contras in Central
America, and the "Star Wars" space
weapons plan. The Rev. Jim Louis then
placed ashes on the participants'
foreheads in the sign of a cross.
Louis said he was using "legislative
pressure and prayer to move the coun-
try into another direction." He said
Congress should make drastic changes
in Reagan's proposal. "Out of ashes
come new life, new policy,' new refor-
ms," Louis said.

Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
The Rev. James Lewis of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation holds a
burning match to the defense sections of President Reagan's proposed 1986
budget tn the Diag yesterday. Ashes were rubbed on the foreheads of suppor-
ters to tie defense spending in with the Christian holiday, Ash Wednesday.

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On the second weekend in March, University
student Dina Zarren will put aside her tex-
tbooks and her identity to become the United
States' leading arms control negotiator,
Secretary of State George Schultz.
Zarren, a senior political science major, is
one of 40 students who will participate in the
Simulation Salt III talks sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Chapter of Student Pugwash.
THE GROUP is a part of International
Student Pugwash, an organization conceived in
the spirit of the International Pugwash Con-
ferences on Science and World Affairs. These
conferences began after Bertrand Russell and
Albert Einstein issued the "Pugwash
Manifesto" which called on all citizens to
recognize their moral reponsibility to solve
world problems.
Pugwash, Nova Scotia in Canada was the site
of these first meetings.
The local Pugwash chapter is only two years

old, but its members have been planning the
simulation talks for a year-and-a-half.
THE SUMMIT, billed as "an alternative to
understand U.S.-U.S.S.R. Relations," is the
climax to a series of arms control lectures
given by University professors since January.
According to the game's coordinator,
Vishram Jalukar, a senior biology major, the
talks are expected to take into account the
variety of problems that actual negotiators
Each student will adopt the character of a
leading American or Soviet arms negotiator or
become a member of a control group. The
negotiators will debate issues parallel to those
being discussed by the Americans and Soviets
in Geneva, Switzerland, in the actual arms
said that the simulation, although not the first
or most sophisticated to be held at the Univer-
sity, is special because it is timely.

Singer hopes that the games will make
students think about the arms race.
"The more University students think about,
know about, and care about nuclear weapons,
the better for everyone concerned," Singer
said. "If we don't pay attention, we will all
become victims of ignorance and indifferen-
Although he thinks the simulation is a good
idea, Singer said it isn't the most effective
method of increasing arms control awareness.
"SIMULATION AND role playing increase
the interest in the problem but it is ambiguous.
Students often come away thinking that what
they learned is accurate. But in reality, gover-
nments are not made up of people who only
negotiate for an afternoon. "The students must
realize that government officials are not part of
the solution, but part of the problem," Singer
Still, the participating students are looking
See STUDENTS, Page 3

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night was the third night. "They just got enough members
there to allocate the money," said council president Glenn
Barba, an LSA sophomore. "Our hall has a really high sen-
se of unity," Dietz said "we call ourselves the Dweeb Hall."
Frost is an honors house. Barba said that he "is not bent
out of shape or anything over this, but it sets bad precidents
for other halls. They could have voted to allocate our whole
budget to themselves, and according to our constitution
there is nothing we can do." Barba said he intends on
making some amendments to the constitution (concerning

any trouble," said Mary Jane Eickholt, who lives across the
street from Prince but has never met him. "If he wanted to
come over for coffee, he would be welcome." Prince, star
of the hit movie Purple Rain, bought a large ranch style
home by a secluded lake in Chanhassen, Minn., a quiet
Minneapolis suburb in 1981. Two years later, he painted the
cream-colored house purple, his favorite color. "I didn't
think here was much neighborhood reaction to Prince until
he painted his house purple and that freaked everybody
out" said one neighbor, who snoke only on condition that

Breaking the bank
P OLICE SAY A 13-year-old boy left a downtown Buffalo,
N.Y. bank branch frustrated because a teller apparen-
tly could not understand what was meant to be a-holdup
note. Police said the boy, who was not identified, Tuesday
handed a teller a note on which he had drawn a smiling.
face, while the boy's older stepbrother watied outside. The
teller did not understand the note, police said, and sent the
boy to another window. The boy, apparently frustrated,
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