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ol. XCV, No. 138 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, March 26, 1985 Fifteen Cents Twelve Pages
By KATIE WILCOX
Opponents of the proposed plan to discontinue the Univer-
sity's medical technology program said last night such a
move would be a great waste of resources.I
Citing the quality of the facilities at the Uniersity and the
large pool of qualified students, seven people argued at a
public hearing in the Union that the program should be
"THE GREATEST loss will be the resource of the U-M
Hospital," said Michael Coon, a graduate of the medical
The director of the program, Sandra Gluck, agreed with
Other programs in the state can't match our top-notch
resources," she said. The quality of the program, Gluck said,
leads to "our number one resource-our students. We know
we have top quality students."
UNIVERSITY officials are considering eliminating the
med-tech program, which is administered jointly by LSA and
the medical school, becuase of the high cost of the program
and the decreasing need for medical technologists.
Currently the program is funded through subsidy support
from the hospital. Gluck wants the University , not the
hospital to pay for the program.
- "I hope it's not too late for a search for alternate funding to
begin," Coon said.
TOM PETERSON, a clinical chemistry instructor with the
program, urged that "the high costs be related to the ex-
cellent product." Officials estimated that the program costs
$15-$20,000 per student a year.
"We must look at the costs per student in all health related
programs," Peterson said.
Education in medical technology fields has become a
national issue due to new policies limiting the cost of
diagnostic tests given to patients. Several speakers argued
that the quality of the University's program offset the disad-
vantage of a decreasing job market.
"WE DO NOT believe medical technology is a dying
career. Somepne is going to have to be in charge' of the
laboratory. We feel our graduates have the ability to move
into these positions," said Gluck.
"We want to provide the people of Michigan with good
medical care," said Ann Di Sante, another graduate of the
Another important topic was the scheduled date of the
program's discontinuance. The proposal is designed to let the
current juniors and seniors finish out their training, but not
accept any of the current freshmen or sophomores.
See PROGRAM, Page 3
y the fool Dly rnoto Dy LAROL L. FRANCAVILl,
Nu member Ken Koenig, a senior in business administration, poses as Mr. T. last night at the Michigan Theatre.
g was participating in the Mr. Greek Week competition, which Delta Kappa Epsilon member Jim Anderson won.
braham takes top acting award for
LOS ANGELES (AP)-F. Murray Abraham, as the
second-rate composer Salieri who is consumed by
jealousy of the genius of Mozart in "Amadeus," won
the Oscar for best actor of 1984 Monday. The film won
five other early awards and appeared headed for a
sweep at the 57th Academy Awards.
Haing Ngor, a Cambodian refugee who made his
acting debut as an American reporter's assistant in
"The Killing Fields," and Dame Peggy Ashcroft, as
the kindly Mrs. Moore in "A Passage to India," were
named best supporting actor and actress last night at
the 57th Academy Awards.
"This is unbelievable, but so is my entire life," said
Ngor, a 34-year-old doctor, as he exultantly waved his
gold statuette above his head.
HE THANKED producer David Puttnam, director
Roland Joffe as well as the "casting lady who found
me" and concluded by saying: "I thank God, Bud-
dha, that I am even here."
Ashcroft could not attend the ceremonies because
she was in England for the ftneral of Sir Michael
Redgrave. The award was accepted by Angela Lan-
sbury, who thanked the academy for honoring Ash-
croft after her long and distinguished career.
Ngor portrayed Dith Pran, the native assistant to
New York Times correspondent Sydney Schanberg,
during the Chaotic days of the Cambodian war.
Ngor's own life mirrored that of Pran. Hunted for ex-
termination because he was an intellectual, Ngor was
captured three times and lost part of a finger during
torture by the insurgent Khmer Rouge.
"The Killing Fields" also won. for best
"Amadeus," a fictional account of Mozart's life,
picked up early awards for makeup and sound and
was favored to win besst picture and capture the best
actor prize for F. Murray Abraham as the jealous,
second-rate composer Salieri.
Sally Field was considered likely to win the best ac-
tress Oscar for her role as the gritty farm widow in
"Places in the Heart," She won the same award for
the 1979 film "Norma Rae."
AT THE OUTSET, emcee Jack Lemmon sounded
the keynote for the ABC telecast, which had been
paterned to avoid last year's stupefying 3 hour 45-
Said Lemmon: "Brevity is the soul of wit, and we
hope to be very witty tonight."
But the show's first productuon number was a fan-
tastic and somewhat overlong spectacle with ghosties
and ghoulies traversing the Music Center stage as
Ray Parker Jr. sang "Ghostbusters" from a
levitated skip loader.
Milos Forman, the Czech-born director of
"Amadeus," was the odds-on favorite to win the
directing Oscar, although there was some sentiment
for Englishman David Lean, who made a highly
praised film comeback with "A Passage to India."
"The Times of Harvey Milk," about San Fran-
cisco's first openly homosexual supervisor and his
assassination, won the Oscar as best documentary
feature. Best documentary short subject was "The"
..wins best supporting actor
,..honored for "Passage'-'
City council splits on
-By DEBRA LADESTRO
In a tie that cut straight down party
lines, the Ann Arbor City Council voted
5-5 to endorse a resolution condemning
a mandatory weatherization bill.
.The resolution, presented by Council
member Larry Hahn (R-Second Ward),
stated that the mayor and city council
did not support the mandatory
weatherization proposal called WARM
(Weatherization as Responsible Main-
tenance) which is scheduled to appear
In next month's city election ballot.
INSTEAD, the resolution called for
council members to attempt to promote
a volunteer weatherization program
that was put into effect 11 months ago.
Council member James Blow, (R-
Second Ward) was absent last night and by WARM would, in effect, be more
therefore unable to cast the deciding than the costs saved by the
vote. weatherization itself, Morris said.
WARM would require landlords to Ninety percent of the rental units are
regularly inspect their rental units and already up to standard, Morris said.
provide basic winterization for their But, if the mandatory weatherization
tentants. proposal is passed, landlords will be
THE VOLUNTARY program, endor- forced to pay the $44-an-hour rate to
sed by the Mayor's Energy Advisory have them inspected, and this will be an
Board, establishes guidelines and urge added expense that will be passed on to
s landlords and homeowners to abide by tenants, Morris added.
Jim Morris, a member of the energy Republican Mayor Louis Belcher,
advisory board and president of the who supported the resolution, said,
Ann Arbor Apartment Association, "The only proposal the community is
urged the council to adopt the going to adopt is one that they feel they
resolution. have some participation in."
The cost of the inspections required See WARM, Page 3
By CHARLES SEWELL
Of the 11 protesters arrested last year
during a sit-in at an engineering
laboratory, three were convicted of
trespassing in January, seven will be
retried after a mistrial earlier this
month, and one has not been-and
probably will not be-brought to trial.
Julia Goode, an LSA junior, has been
studying in West Germany since
August of last year. She did not return
to the United States in January, when
her case was in 15th District Court in
The prosecuting attorney, Lynwood
Noah, requested that Goode's $25 bond
be forfeited and that a warrant be
issued for her arrest. Presiding Judge
S. J. Elden granted the bond forfeiture,
but declined to issue a warrant.
"THEME'S NOT much chance"that
Goode will be tried in the future
becuase "the judge would not issue a
bench warrant," Noah said. But it is
possible for Elden to issue a warrant in
the future, he added.
Goode was arrested on March 6, 1984
with other members of the Progressive
Student Network for blockading the
See STUDENT, Page 2
Soviet soldier kills U.
From AP and UPI
HEIDELBERG, West Germany - A
Soviet sentry shot an unarmed U.S.
Army officer who was on a legitimate
mission in East Germany and left him
to die without medical aid, U.S. officials
said yesterday. Thek Soviets said he
was "caught red-handed" taking pic-
tures in a restricted area.
The Soviets said the guard fired when
the American officer tried to flee and
that other soldiers captured his driver,
who was at their vehicle nearby. The
State Department called the shooting
PRESIDENT Reagan, however, said
the shooting Sunday of Maj. Arthur
Nicholson would not dampen his en-
thusiasm for a summit with the Soviet
Union's new leader, Mikhail Gor-
Each government protested to the
The shooting occurred Sunday in or
near the East German town of Lud-
Wigslust in the Schwerin district about
100 miles northwest of Berlin and about
30 miles from the West German border.
President Reagan said Nicholson
"was doing nothing except what we're
entitled to do" when the Russian soldier
shot him. Asked whether the major was
engaged in espionage, Reagan said:
"We challenge that."
A PENTAGON official said: "This of-
ficer wasn't doing anything he
shouldn't have been doing." An official
of the State Department said the slain
See U.S., Page 3
Burned outa Doily Photo by CAROL L.FRANCAVILLA
Sixty people were evacuated early yesterday morning from a blaze that gut-
ted this aprtment building on Nixon Road just north of Plymouth Road. Ann
Arbor fire officials were unsure of the cause of the fire.
BE SURE to mark 9:30 a.m. Thursday March 28 on
your calendar! That's the time the City plans to
test its siren warning system in a statewide tor-
nado safety drill. Gov. James Blanchard has
dec1red the week nf Mareh 24-30, 1985 as Michigan Tor-
tive action" be taken. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency says that the best shelter from a for-
nado at home is in the northern or eastern corner of a
basement. Try to avoid windows and doors and try to stay
near an outside wall. In a home with no basement, take
cover near the center of the house in a closet or bathroom or
get under sturdy furniture until the storm passes.
Teacher steals test?
much time." A Little Rock television station, KARK-TV,
reported that an unidentified teacher on Friday had given
the station a copy of the reading and mathematics sections
of the examination. Bob Steel, new director at KARK, said
eight teachers on Saturday and Sunday all confirmed the
station's copy was of the test given in the afternoon session.
The Arkansas Legislature approved the testing program in
1983 to accompany a series of school reforms. It was given
at 277 sites around the state.
has them." Sales of the battery-powered weapons have
been soaring since they hit the shelves recently in local
hardware and sporting goods stores and gun shops, the
Dallas Times Herald reports. "When the last shipment
came in, I had so many people that wanted them I was
almost out again," said Bob Pool, owner of Bob's Pawn and