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Vol. XCV, No. 123 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 8, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

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Plan focuses on recruitment

The University may propose sup-
plying all qualified in-state minority
students with financial aid awards of
$5,500 per year in an effort to increase
minority enrollments, according to a
confidential report obtained by the
Supplying all qualified minority
students with such aid would require
the University to substantially increase
its financial aid budget, according to
the report authored by Niara Sudarkasa,
associate vice president for academic
She is the University administrator
responsible for minority concerns.
BOTH SUDARKASA and Billy Frye,
vice president for academic affairs and
provost refused to comment on the con-
tents of the report, "I think it is going to
be a very important report," Frye said.
The report is the first installment of a
three-part series on improving
recruitment and retention of minority

students at the University.
It calls for a reduction in the impor-
tance of standardized tests in the ad-
mission process, an increase in
promotion of the University to minority
students, increased personal contact
with minority students during the ad-
mission process, and more financial aid
counseling for minorities.
THE MICHIGAN Student Assembly,
which has twice attempted to gain
copies of the report through Freedom of
Information Act requests, may file a
lawsuit against the University to obtain
the report said accompanying documen-
MSA maintains that the report is a
public document. The ideas presented
in the documents should be open to
public review, MSA says.
"There are students who are very
concerned about this issue," said MSA
President Scott Page.
THERE should be input on the

problems the report addresses said
Page, but "there hasn't been ongoing
dialogue between (Sudarkasa's) office
and students," he said. "Now that they
have completed the report they are not
going to take time to explain it" to
students, he added.
The report which was completed in
October, will be released officially
Monday. An implementation plan for
Sudarkasa's report will also be
released then in addition to the Office of
Affirmative Action's annual report on
minorities at the University.
These materials will be presented to
the University's regents at their mon-
thly meeting next Thursday.
DURING THE fall of 1984, campus
minority enrollment was recorded at
11.3 percent.
The University set a goal of 10 per-
cent black enrollment on campus in
1970. So far, they have been unable to
See REPORT, Page 3

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY

Beach bums
Freshpersons Doug Stukenborg and Jon Mintz create their own Fort Lauderdale behind South Quad yesterday.

Sit-in trial may face hung jury
By KERY MURAKAMI of the six jurors if further deliberation could result in was the result of a different jury, not the way the case
and CHARLES SEWELL a unanimous decision. Four of the jurors said they presented. Noah would not elaborate on how the two
er 3 hours of jury deliberation yesterday thought further deliberation would not produce a juries differed.
ced no verdict, the trial of seven Progressive verdict, while the other two said they thought a The defendants viewed the jury's indecision as a
nt Network members arrested for trespassing unanin_..as decision could be reached. victory.
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on University property last March was recessed until
9 a.m. today. ,
If the jury is unable to reach a unanimous decision,
thecase must be retried in front of a new jury.
WEDNESDAY marked the first anniversary of the
SPSN's sit-in at electrical engineering Prof. George
Haddad's research laboratory. The demonstrators
said Haddad's research has military applications.
At 6:20 p.m., Judge George Alexander asked each

Aexanaer aeciuea LW up u iceplies warran-
ted giving the jury more time and recessed the case
until today.
IN JANUARY, three other members of the PSN
were found guilty of trespassing for this same in-
cident. The group was split into two smaller groups in
order to facilitate courtroom proceedings.
Linwood Noah, the prosecuting attorney, said the
difference between this trial and the one in January

"IT'S A VICTORY that people were unwilling to
convict us," said Tom Marx, a defendant.
"It's definitely a victory," said Naomi Braine,
another defendant. "It means that even one (juror)
feels very strongly that we are not guilty."
See SIT-IN, Page 2

Ann Arbor: Film capital of the Midwest?

Hollywood may still be the focal point
for many of today's cinema stars, but
Ann Arbor has become a haven for
filmmakers and enthusiasts alike.
When the 23rd annual Ann Arbor
Film Festival opens at the Michigan
Theatre next week, the event will draw
entries from all across the United
States and several foreign countries.
ACCORDING to communication
Prof. Frank Beaver, the festival is a
place where independent filmmakers
can express ideas in public that
wouldn't normally be shown in com-
mercial contexts. Beaver said these
vetoes ban
on welfare

'I don't think you can gauge why Ann Arbor
became, outside the city of New York, the
best film community in the United States.'
-Frank Beaver
Communication prof

Arbor. More than a fair share of atten-
tion from Hollywood is paid to the city.
One of the reasons for this, according
to Beaver, is that major industryper-
sonalities realize film audiences do not
exist solely on the WestnCoast or in big
Eastern cities. They find Ann Arbor a
good cross-section of the Midwest, and
are eager to get a response to new
Columbia Pictures will often screen a
new film in Ann Arbor before its
national release. Beaver said numerous
films have seen first light here, the
latest being The Razor's Edge. One of
the most memorable previews was
See FILMS, Page 2

works are sometimes called ex-
perimental or underground films.
Beaver, who teaches film production,
has been involved in the festival in the
"The year that I was a judge at the
Ann Arbor festival, the film that we
chose went on later to be reviewed by

Variety, right beside The Other Side of
Midnight," he said. "Sometimes the
films and the filmmakers go on to win
Oscars, even though they had their first
showing here in Ann Arbor."
INDEPENDENT filmmakers are not
the only people with their eye on Ann

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Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
A Department of Occupational Safety and Environment employee looks for
asbestos at the East Engineering Building yesterday. The department is
checking for the toxic substance before the building's renovation next year.
Workers probe East

LANSING (UPI)-Gov. James Blanchard
yesterday vetoed legislation banning
welfare abortions in Michigan - a
widely expected move which sets the
stage for a major showdown in the
It marked the 14th time since 1978
that a Michigan governor has vetoed ef-
forts to cut off state funding for the
WHILE THOSE vetoes have been
sustained in the past, abortion foes
have their best chance yet of winning.
Anti-abortion activists, in fact,
believe they will have the votes needed
when the House takes up the override -

probably next Tuesday.
Abortion rights advocates admit they
face an uphill fight, but they are not
giving up.
BLANCHARD, in his veto message,
said "I consider it wrong to deny poor
women, simply because they are poor,
access to medical procedures that are
presently legal and available to the rest
of the women of the state."
The governor waited until about an
hour and. a half before a 4:55 p.m.
deadline before vetoing the bill. Had he
missed the deadline, the measure
would have become law.

Michigan is one of only 12 states
which continue to fund abortions under
their Medicaid programs. Six of them,
including New York and California, do
so under court order.
The federal government provides no
support for the operations.
During the last fiscal year, the state
paid for 18,600 elective abortions at a
total cost of $5.9 million.
The bill prohibits the use of state fun-
ds to pay for abortions except when
necessary to save the mother's life.
The bill passed the House 77-32 and
cleared the Senate on a 25-8 tally.

Masked men wearing thick white
coats descended upon the East
Engineering Building yesterday.
They weren't from the local funny
farm-they were from the Univer-
sity's Department of Occupational
Safety and Environment. Their
masks were actually respirators pro
viding protection against exposure to
DEPARTMENT employees are
taking samples from the bulding's
piping insulation to determine


whether "there's any asbestos, what
type of asbestos, and what percent of
the material in the air is asbestos,"
according to department manager
Gary Monroe.
Monroe said the project is part of a
new department policy, undertaken at
the request of the University's Depar-
tment of Plant Extension, to in-
vestigate all campus buildings plan-
ning major renovation for asbestos.
The University plans to renovate
the building next year for the
See 'U', Page 3

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ackson County, Missouri wanted its overdue
taxes-$7,306.02 worth. So it filed suit, and a deputy
finally came calling to serve a summons. But when
Clay County Sheriff's Deputy F.W. Johnson showed
up Monday to serve Siegfried St. Bernard, he learned the

Jackson County and has been on the tax rolls since 1980 but
had never paid any tax, Gnefkow said. There was no ex-
planation of how Siegfried's name got on the tax rolls.
Not fade away
"No skin no win" the predominantly male audience
chanted as scantily clad, but well-bronzed bodies
paraded across the dance floor at Dooley's Wednesday

The final pose-off between the two bikini-clad women led to
a victory for Filharty. "I had dark lines, I figured I might
as well show them off" she said of the winning techique.
The secret to getting a prize-winning tan, according to
Filharty, is to "start with a good sunscreen and get a few
days (sun) then turn to oil. Get a brown tan before you start
to peel." "Baby-oil and iodine" is what contestant Sherie
Fedak swears by. "It works great" she said. Not all of
Dooley's patrons were impressed by the contest. It would

developing the warehouse, said he put up the flagpole
because he has "been infatuated with flags all my life" and
he wanted to make something that people could see from all
over. While it's hard to verify where this latest flagpole
stands in the record book, not many carry a beacon to warn
planes, he said. The flagpole will also be marked on future
aviation maps. The flagpole and 40-by-80 foot flag that will
fly from it are dedicated to the World War II U.S. ser-
vicemen who lost their lives during the attack on Anzio
Beach. LaBorde said his uncle died during the battle. The




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