Sunny with a high of 20.
Vol. XCV, No. 86
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, January 15, 1985
Blanchard to ask for student aid increases
By KERY MURAKAMI
Gov. James Blanchard will call for
significant increases in financial aid when he
presents his Executive Budget Recommen-
dations to the state legislature next week, ob-
Although the Governor will not release his
budget until next Wednesday, budget analysts
said privately that many of the suggestions
made by the Governor's Commission on Higher
Education last month would be incorporated in
THE GOVERNOR is expected to call for the
creation of a state work-study program to
augment the federal program; increased fun-
ding and eligibility for state competitive
scholarships; and an effort to make students
more aware of what financial aid is available to
Blanchard is also expected to call for the
creation of a fund designed to promote the ad-
vanced research projects being conducted at
Richard Kennedy, the University of
Michigan's vice president for government
relations and secretary, said he expected the
governor to call for such increases but did not
know how much money would be involved.
"WE HAVE no idea how extensive the in-
creases will be," he said. "It can have
anywhere from a significant effect. to a
Lee Peterson, a member of the governor's
commission and a supervisor in the state
Department of Education's student financial
assistance office, also said he expects the
governor to recommend the three financial aid
programs suggested by the commission.
Bob Naftaly, director of the state's Depar-
tment of Management and Budget, refused to
confirm the expected list of recommendations,
saying it is the governor's prerogative to an-
nounce the programs. Naftaly did say that
"many of the recommendations made by the
commission" would be in Blanchard's budget
IF ALL of the commission's recommen-
dations were to be implemented, the University
budget would have to grow $114 million in fiscal
year 1985. Kennedy said that he doubts the
budget can accommodate all of the increases.
But regardless of the figures, Kennedy said
he is encouraged by the reports because the
suggested increases in financial aid and
research funding would be beneficial to the
Lynn Borset, the University's assistant
director of financial aid, said the proposed in-
crease in work-study funds would help because
"the federal money we're getting is not enough
to meet the demand. We have more students
now who want jobs than we can fill."
THE COMMISSION also recommended in-
creasing the number of Michigan State Com-
petitive Scholarships by lowering the minimum
test score standards for possible recipients and
increasing the maximum award from $940 to
"A lot of the money students were getting
See BLANCHARD, Page 5
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli
Cabinet approved a plan yesterday for
a three-stage withdrawal of Israeli
troops from Lebanon and said the first
phase would begin in five weeks.
"The decision is a courageous one,"
said Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
"There was a will to find a solution to
the problem of Lebanon."
THE VOTE, 16-6 in favor of the Rabin
plan, was taken after an 11-hour debate
that stretched over two days.
The Cabinet said in a statement that
the first stage of the withdrawal would
be to the Litani River on the
Mediterranean coast and inland to
Nabatiyeh. This represents a pullback
of 12 to 20 miles for Israel's occupation
It said the second stage would be to
Hasbaya, which would pull back Israeli
troops from their front line with the
Syrian army in eastern Lebanon's
THE THIRD stage would complete
the withdrawal to the international
border, according to the statement.
"This is a great day for the country,"
said Communications Minister Amnon
Rubinstein as he emerged from the
The plan was supported by Prime
Minister Shimon Peres of the Labor
FOREIGN REPORTS estimate the
number of Israeli troops currently in
south Lebanon at 20,000.
All six ministers who voted against
the plan were from the right-wing
Likud bloc and included' Foreign
Minister and Deputy Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir, leader of the Likud.
The June 6, 1982, invasion of Lebanon
was launched while the Likud led the
government. The avowed aim was to
drive Palestinian guerrillas from
OTHER CABINET members op-
posing the plan were Moshe Arens,
minister without portfolio; Justice
Minister Moshe Nissim; Transport
Minister Haim Corfu; Labor and
Welfare Minister Moshe Katsav, and
Tourism Minister Avraham Sharir.
Ariel Sharon, former defense
minister and now industry and com-
merce minister, did not vote because he
is in the United States, but he had made
it known that he opposed the with-
The other three Likud ministers
voted in favor of the plan.
A FEW "stylistic changes" were
made in the wording of the Cainet
resolution, said -Rubinstein, 'vho
declined to elaborate.
The Cabinet statement said Israel
would hand over vacated areas to U.N.
peacekeeping troops and the Lebanese
army. Rabin said Israel was delaying
its pullback to give the United Nations
and the Lebanese time to prepare.
A few hours before the Cabinet
meeting began, two Israeli soldiers
See ISRAEL, Page 2
Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
We shall overcome
Local activists gather on Sunday to join the Third Annual Martin Luther King Unity March, which commemorated the slain civil rights leader. See
story, Page 3.
PSN begins weekly
By JODY BECKER
Members of the Progressive Student Network
yesterday staged three vigils around campus to
protest the recent decision by Alfred Sussman, the
University's vice president for research, to renew an
engineering professor's controversial classified
Last month Sussman decided to renew Navy-
sponsored research conducted by Prof. Theodore
Birdsall, although a faculty and student advisory
panel voted 6-6 to reject the renewal. A tie vote is con-
sidered a rejection under the panel's rules.
SOME OF THE panel members who opposed the
~renewal said Birdsall's oceanographic project could
improve the Navy's ability to locate and track enemy
Thus, they said the project violates the University's
guidelines on classified research which prohibits
work ". . . the direct application of which, or any
specific purpose of which is to destroy human life or
to incapacitate human beings."
The vigils, which will be held on a weekly basis, are
intended to raise public awareness about the poten-
tially dangerous impact of Birdsall's project and
other classified research conducted at the Univer-
sity, according to PSN member David Miklethun.
"THEY THINK (Sussman) can make this decision
and no one's going to say anything about it," said
Nancy Aronoffwho participated in a vigil outside
While protesters hung banners proclaiming
"Against Nuclear" in Japanese and relaxed in the
hall outside Sussman's office, other members of PSN
confronted Birdsall at a vigil outside his lab on North
Campus. Another two-hour vigil was held in the
"If we get one person to stop because of their con-
science, that would be a major victory," said PSN
member David Mikelthun.
SUSSMAN invited the PSN members into a con-
ference room near his administration building office.
See SUSSMAN, Page 5
Students end campaign
to stock suicide pills
Contractor, 'U' hospi
By CHARLES SEWELL
Heating and plumbing crews went
back to work yesterday at the Univer-
sity's Replacement Hospital Project af-
ter an agreement was reached Sunday
between the contractor and the
The agreement ended a seven-day
walk-out by the Flint contractor, In-
dustrial Mechanical Contractors, Inc.,
(IMC) over payment for extra work it
had done at the hospital.
THE CONTRACTOR is in the
process of collecting evidence to sup-
port its claim for additional payment
and will file payment requests in a mat-
ter of days, according to hospital
spokesperson Linda Ayers.
The original contract IMC made with
the University totalled slightly more
than $10 million, Ayers said. But she
declined to describe the additional work
performed by IMC or say how much it
James Brinkerhoff, the University's
chief financial officer, said IMC's
tal settle pay dispute
claims for additional payment are Robert Mainprize.
legitimate. 'There's been no argument Not all the workers were back on the
about that from the beginning," he site yesterday. The tools IMC had been
said. using were returned to Flint when the
IT IS NOT UNUSUAL for a contrac- walk-out began last week, and as yet
tor to find extra work which needs to be have not all been brought back to the
done after the original bid is made, site. One worker, who asked that his
Ayers added. name not be used, said the entire crew
Since the workers have returned to should be back on the site in a few days
the site, the University has dropped when the rest of the tools are returned.
legal actions to hold the contractor in The agreement between the con-
default of contract, according to a joint tractor and the University includes a
statement issued by RHP director special work plan to make up for the
Joseph Diederich and IMC President See AGREEMENT, Page 2
By STACEY SHONK
The students who last fall petitioned
to have the University's Health Ser-
vice stockpile suicide pills for use in
the event of nuclear war say they
have given up their campaign.
Students Against Nuclear Suicide
(SANS) disbanded last week after
members decided to pursue other an-
ti-nuclear activities which they
believe might have a greater impact
on the local community, according to
Karen Mysliwiec, an LSA senior and
spokesperson for the group.
"WE LOOKED at where SANS was
going and we decided this was not the
best way to get our point across
anymore. We all have outside in-
terests, so we decided to do what
we've been encouraging students to
do all along - to get involved in issues
that concern them," Mysliwiec said.
The group tried unsuccessfully to
have a proposal asking the University
to stockpile the pills placed on the
Michigan Student Assembly's general
election ballot in April. MSA rejected
the proposal because it was poorly
worded and equated nuclear war with
suicide. Similar efforts have suc-
ceeded at Brown University and
several other schools.
The group then began collecting
student signatures to place the
proposal on the ballot by petition.
Members had collected 700 of the 1,000
signatures needed when they gave up
the effort, Mysliwiec said.
"WE SET OUT to raise people's
See SUICIDE, Page 3
Some of Portland, Oregon's down-and-outers got to
meet somenof the city's up-and-comers when five
homeless men faced about 60 students at Reed
College for a two-hour class dubbed "Hobology
questions. There were similarities between the homeless
men and the students. The street people wore flannel shirts
and blue jeans. So did the students. Some street veterans
had scraggly beards and scruffy boots. So did many of the
Sex addicts anonymous
S ex addiction has emerged as a destructive disorder
similar to alcoholism, a researcher said Friday, and a
growing number of Sex Addicts Anonymous groups have
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tion for four years, said there is clearly psychological ad-
diction in such cases, but it is not yet known if there are
physiological components. He noted there are
physiological changes during sexual arousal, and said it is
possible there could be an addiction to the adrenalin that
increases during sex.
A ttorneys for a "singing cowboy" from Iowa say he
was only joking when he used a charter airplane's
Dubhlic-address svstem to tell passengers that the plane was
Rochester, Larry White, described as his attorney as ;fun-
loving "singing cowboy" from Waukon, Iowa, thought the
other passengers should recognize a woman from Har-
mony, Minn., who had won $62,000 gambling. Stewardesses
showed White, who had admittedly been drinking, to the
front of the plane and turned the PA system over to him.
The suit contends White cracked a few jokes, including a
good news-bad news story: "The bad news is the landing
gear won't go down and we're going to crash land. The good
news is the pilot's experienced at it," the suit quotes White
as telling the passengers.