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Court
disallows
sentence
reductions
LANSING (UPI) - The Michigan
Court of Appeals yesterday refused to or-
der that Gov. James Blanchard ease
prison crowding by slashing inmates
sentences.
Cordelius Brown, an inmate at the
Huron Valley Women's Facility near
Ypsilanti, argued that Blanchard is
required to sign an early release order
for female prisoners under the state's
controversial Prison Overcrowding
Emergency Powers Act.
THE APPEALS court, in dismissing
her suit, cited the constitutional
separation of powers and concluded it
lacked jurisdiction to issue such an or-
der.
The decision was a victory for Blan-
chard, who feels sentence reductions
under the emergency powers law has
become a threat to public safety. But
the governor still faces a legal
challenge from attorney Zolton Feren-
cy.
Attorney General Frank Kelley
called the ruling a victory for all law-
abiding citiznes of this state.
THE GOVERNOR is taking quick
strides to increased prison capacity.
"Clearly, there is no reason to to release
any of these dangerous felons at this
time," he said.
The emergency powers law provides
for sentences to be reduced by 90 days
when prisons are jammed beyond
capacity for 30 consecutive days.
Last month, the state Corrections
Commission declared overcrowding
emergencies in both the men's and
women's prisons.
Blanchard, however, refused to sign
sentence-slashing orders, saying the
x Corrections department had not pur-
sued all administrative means of easing
the crowding.
Officials confirmed Monday three
empty buildings at the Coldwater
Regional Center for Developmental
Disabilities will be converted into a 250-
bed, minimum security prison for
women. Additional space also is being
sought for male prisoners.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 16, 1985 - Page 3
Winkelman reinstated as
MSA code researcher

By AMY MINDELL
The Michigan Student Assemby last
night reappointed LSA senior Lee
Winkelman as a researcher on the
proposed student code for non-
academic conduct.
Winkelman will be paid $100 a week
for 25 hours of work. He is responsible
for researching the history of the code,
which is a proposed revision of the
Rules of the University Community,
and the issues which surround it.
HE IS ALSO supposed to inform
students about the University ad-
ministrators' position on the code.
Winkelman was first appointed to the
position last fall. He said he will deliver
his first full report on his findings at
next Tuesday's meeting.
"It's a bad code but the ad-
ministration will pass it if no one

protests," he told the assembly.
WINKELMAN is currently acting
chairman of the University Council, the
official panel responsible for writing
the out-of-classroom code of conduct.
In other business last night, the
assembly members outlined their goals
for the new term:
" The Women's Issues Committee is
organizing rape prevention and
'education seminars, and also will try to
create an escort service for female
students.
" the assembly will look into teaching
quality at the University. A special
committee will investigate this
especially in regard to complaints
about TAs.
* Another committee is planning a
symposium to explore the effects of a
nuclear war.

Winkelman
...retains MSA position

Colleges pressured to divest

Postage paid Associated Press
Frank DePlanche of Brighton is back on his mail route yesterday after being
away from the job for more than three weeks. DePlanche was told he would
be fired on Dec. 22 for placing some 545 unstamped personal greeting cards
in his customer's boxes.
Israel fears V0 ielee
after troop withdrawal

(CPS) - "Nothing happens in the
winter," lamented Dumisani Kumalo
of the American Committee on Africa
(ACA), referring to the scarcity of
student protest against South African
racial segregatin during the beginning
months of 1983. But now, in the dead of
winter, the student anti-apartheid
movement has suddenly heated up,
surprising even movement leaders.
FUELED BY Jesse Jackson's
ongoing anti-apartheid crusade, South
African Bishop Desmond Tutu's recent
winning of the Nobel Peace Prize,
numerous marches on U.S.-based South
African diplomatic offices, and the
arrests of some 200 protesters since late
November, 1984, the campus South
African movement is going strong,
leaders report.
"A lot more students, because of the
media attention South Africa has been
getting among the general public, are
suddenly becoming aware and in-
terested in stopping apartheid," notes
Joshua Nessen, ACA student coor-
dinator.
Nessen, who in the past has tried tt,
spread the word by associating it with
more highly-publicized causes like the
anti-nuclear movement, thinks he may
have turned a corner.
"YOU KNOW the campus movement
is gaining momentum when, in the mid-
st of Christmas vacation at Berkeley,
you have 1,000 students marching on
the administration building, locking
arms, and demanding divestiture," he
says.
Indeed, in just the last several weeks
students on dozens of campuses across
the country have protested the plight of
the black majority in South Africa,
demanding that their colleges stop in-

vesting in U.S. companies which do
business with the white supremicist
government there.
During the December 7 march at
Berkeley, for instance, 38 students were
arrested as over 1,000 protesters encir-
cled the administration building for
three hours.
THE DAY before, several hundred
University of Maryland-College Park
students, locked out of a planned sit-in
at the administration building, boarded
buses and marched on system
President John Toll's office to protest
the system's $6.3 million in South
African-tied investments.
Likewise, a group of University of
Texas students chanting "Board of
Regents, you can't hide, we charge you
with genocide," protested outside a
recent board of regents meeting
demanding the UT system sell its
estimated $600 million in South African-
linked stock holdings.
And in a somewhat more radical tac-
tic, 12 members of Oberlin College's
Student Coalition Against Apartheid
tried unsuccessfully to shut down the
campus computer system and hold it
hostage until the school sold off its $30
million in South African-tied com-
panies.
ACCUSTOMED to a regular,
organized series of student protests
during the warmer, spring months, this
winter's spontaneous uprisings have
caught even anti-apartheid activists by
surprise.
"I don't think any of us expected (the
campus protests) to be this big at this
time," Nessen reveals. "I don't know
what would have happened at
Berkeley, for instance.. without the
national focus given the issue by people

like Tutu and Jackson."
Ruled by a minority of five million
whites, South Africa's 22 million blacks
are forced to live, work, play, and at-
tend school only with other blacks.
CAMPUS anti-apartheid leaders
want to force colleges to sell off their
billions of dollars in endowment stock
holdings in some 350 U.S. companies
which do business with South Africa.
Such "divestiture," they say, will
force U.S. companies to pressure the
government-to amend its racist policies
or lose American business.
The University of Michigan's Board
of Regents voted in April of 1983 to
divest about 90 percent of its holdings in
firms which operate in South Africa.
The board's vote came after seven
years of student and faculty pressure
for divestiture and the passage of a
state law ordering the action.
In the past few years, Brown, Nor-
thern Illinois, Wesleyan, and the City
University of New York have also par-
tially or fully divested of South African-
tied stock. But Harvard, Southern
California, Illinois, Pitt, and Stanford,
to name a few, have consistently
refused to consider selling their stock in
IBM, Motorola, Black and Decker,
Newmont Mining, Ford, Coke, Mobil
Oil, and other firms in South Africa.
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about 17 miles in the western sector was
to be followed by a pullback on the
eastern front facing Syria. The final
phase will see Israel retreat to its inter-
national border, ending an occupation
that began with the June 6, 1982, in-
vasion.
The senior Israeli official who spoke
on condition of anonymity pointed to
some possible flashpoints that could
explode into civil war when Israel
makes its first withdrawal.
He said that Sidon, a city of about
150,000, "is going to be hell," if rival

factions battle for control of the
provincial capital and key port city.
About 35,000 Palestinians live in
refugee camps outside Sidon, where the
official said their Lebanese enemies
"are waiting to get at them."
A third potential trouble spot was the
string of Christian villages east of Sidon
along the Awali River, which could be
attacked by Shiites to the south or
Druse to the north.
The Christians farther west around
the city of Jezzine could threaten to ex-
pand their zone of influence southward,
the official said, to link up with the
Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army.

HAPPENINGS- court lets

Highlight
The Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony is being held today at 4
p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Donald Hall will present a poetry reading.
Film
MED-Barefoot in the Park, 7 p.m., The Odd Couple, 9 p.m., MLB 3.
MTF-Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 7 p.m., Michigan.
Hill St.-Dr. Zhivago, 8p.m., Hill St.
Ann Arbor Farm Labor Organizing Committee-A Day Without Sunshine,
8 p.m., 126 E. Quad.
Performances
Ark-Hoot Night, Lady of the Lake, 8p.m., 637 S. Main.
Speakers
Russian & E. European Studies-Robert Slusser, "Stalin's Role in the
Russian Revolution Reconsidered", noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Computing Center-Forrest Hartman, "Welcome to MTS", 7 p.m., 141
Business Administration.
Anatomy & Cell Biology-Jon Kaas, "The Structural Basis of Information
Processing in the Primate Visual System," noon, 5732 Med. Science II.
Chemistry-Dr. Joseph Hupp, "Photoelectrochemical Charge Separation
and Energy Conversion," 1 p.m., 1200 Chemistry, Raymond Yoder,
"Recycle Gas Chromatography With Penumatic Switching and
Photoionization Detection", 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry.
Sigma Theta Tau-Eileen Ales, "Marketing: What is it Really and Where
does Nursing Fit", 7:30 p.m., Sheraton University Inn.
Meetings
Holistic Health Awareness'-7 p.m., 900 Oakland.
University Council-1p.m., 3909 Michigan Union.
Dissertation Support Group'-8:30 a.m., 3100 Michigan Union.
Downtown Development Authority-7:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Council Cham-
bers, Ann Arbor City Hall.
LSA Student Government-6:10 p.m., 3909 Michigan Union.
Academic Alcoholics-1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Ann Arbor Support Group for Farm Labor Org. Committee-5:30 p.m.,
4318 Michigan Union.
Science Fiction Club-8:15 p.m., League.
Latin American Solidarity Committee-8 p.m., Michigan Union.
Rec. Sports-Pre-trip meeting for Swamp & Ski trip, 7:30 p.m., NCRB
Conference Room
Research Club-8 p.m., W. Conference, Rackham.
Miscellaneous
CEW - women in Science Program, Conference Room 5, Michigan League,
Near East & North African Studies-Video, The Kingdom", Video Viewing
R nnm MT.R

schools search
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(Continued from Page 1)
Choplick then took her to his office,
opened her purse and saw a pack of
cigarettes.
He noticed that next to the cigarettes
was a package of rolling papers, the
kind often used for marijuana cigaret-
tes. Choplick dug furthertdown in the
~purse and found other drug
paraphenalia as well as records in-
dicating the 14-year-old was selling
marijuana to fellow students.
The girl eventually admitted that she
had been selling marijuana cigarettes
for $1 each. She was tried as a juvenile,
found to be delinquent and sentenced to
one year probation, conditioned on her
attending a drug-therapy program.
The New Jersey Supreme Court over-
turned the delinquency finding, after
ruling thatdthengirl's constitutional
rights against unreasonable searches
had been violated by Choplick.
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