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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 27, 1985
Literary magazine sues Yale


Publishers of the Yale Literary
Magazine filed a lawsuit earlier this
month seeking $10 million in damages
from Yale University.
The suit charged the university with
organizing a "conspiracy" against the
magazine and violating the Sherman
Antitrust Act. Andrei Navrozov, the
editor of the publication, is also seeking
an appeal of a 1983 court case in which
the court prohibited the magazine from
using the university's name.
In the suit, Navrozov claims that the
last court trial was a "sham". He also
argues that Yale has been "harassing"
the magazine since 1978, when mem-
bers of the American Literary Society
bought the magazine from a student
group for one dollar.
The magazine also charges Yale with
the fraudulent assertion of exclusive
rights to use the name "Yale" and with
violation of the First Amendment and
due process of law.
The Yale News

Engineers recommend
behavior guidelines
Leave it to the engineers to spoil a
party. The University of Illinois
Engineering Council has drawn up a list
of six recommendations to curb disrup-
tive behavior by students at this year's
commencement activities.
Joe Lehman, council president, said
the proposals are aimed at preventing
champagne bottles and other con-
traband items from being brought into
the ceremony.
Lehman said he met with University
President Stanley Ikenberry to discuss
the council's recommendation. He said
Ikenberry was "pleased" with the
proposals, and that he "appreciated the
work the students put in."
The council's proposals included
using Assembly Hall personnel to check
entering students for "contraband
items," to distribute caps and gowns af-
ter students are in the hall, and to seat
the most desruptive units farthest away
from the stage and audience areas.
Lehman said in the past "corks were
popping and champagne was spraying
all over the place and disrupting the
-- The Daily Illini

Two suspected suicide
cases atexas 'U'
Two University of Texas students
died under strange circumstances last
week. Police are not ruling suicide out
in either case.
One of the students, 19-year-old
business freshman Dean Allen Mur-
doch, was fatally injured when his 1984
Trans Am jumped a 2 -inch curb and
slammed into a concrete abutment. He
later died of injuries caused by the im-
pact with the steering wheel and dash-
Police said they found no skid marks
or other indications that Murdoch at-
tempted to stop the car. They are un-
sure why the car swerved in the first
The other student, Tanya Kamas,
was found dead in her apartment by a
roommate returning from spring
break. There was no apparent cause of
death. A residentof a nearby apar-
tment said police found a large quantity
of prescription drugs near the body.
Friends of both students said they
kept mostly to themselves.
-The Daily Texan

Boston 'U' students
question tuition hike
Students at Boston University are
reassessing just how much their degree
is worth in light of an upcoming tuition
hike. It is expected to jump from 10 to 13
"I may as well transfer to Harvard, it
has a much better reputation," junior
Eric Granger said. "BU's a really good
school, but I don't think any school's
worth $13,000 to $14,000. That's
An administrator said the tuition will
increase between 10 and 13,5 percent,
an increase of at least $900 over this
year. The proposed increase is expec-
ted to be approved or amended at, a
futre Board of Trustees meeting.
Some students are predicting a major
decline in enrollment next year, citing
the combination of raised tuition and
federal cuts to aid.
"This school's going to be empty,"
said Maragrita Lloveras, a senior. "I
know a lot of students who are leaving
already because it's too expensive."
- The Daily Free Press
Colleges is a Wednesday feature
of the Daily.

" 9 "
First 'Umplant restores
By KATIE WILCOX The device was developed by Dr. Wil
University Hospitals doctors have partially restored Los Angeles. Work has been done on th
a deaf woman's hearing with an ear implant. The the 1960s. So far, about 400 patients nai
woman hadn't been able to hear a sound in five years. recieved the implant.
The device, a two-part implant is "the most impor- VOGT, was the first patient to receive1
tant breakthrough to happen in the field of com- Michigan.
munication disorders" and "a brave new approach," An electrode is inserted in to the inn
said Joseph Miller, director of the University's the operation which took place la
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, at a press con- stimulates the hearing nerves and sen
ference yesterday. 4 impulses to the brain. The implant repl
THE RECIPIENT of the implant, 44-year-old which stimulate the hearing nerves an
Charlotte Vogt of Grand Rapids said the implant is an to the brain.
important step in keeping deaf people from becoming The surgery took one hour and 45 minu
withdrawn from the hearing world. DOCTORS HAVE also attached an ex
'4I think people are sitting at home - in the closet which is magnetically attached behind
- backing off from reality. We've got to do used to pick up the sound waves and co
something," she said at the press conference. electric impulses and is attached by

liam House of signal proce
e device since' tie or collar.
tionwide have Dr. John]
the device w
the implant in provide (pa
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ner ar dningchannel," h(
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aces hair cells
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lutes. hearing thro
xternal device to be zeroing
the ear. It is can hear sou
nvert them to "It is no
a cord, to a Kemink sai

esser. The processer can be attached to a
Kemink, who performed the surgery said
will increase sound awareness. "(It) can't
atients) with the speech discrimination.
Lating a very complex nerve with a single
e simply supplements an individual's lip
lities. It allows a patient to distinguish en-
il sounds.
VE to put two and two together, what I'm
ugh the box and what I'm seeing. I seem
g in better. I can't hear everything but I
nd," Vogt said.
ot a panacea for hearing problems,"

SACUA is broadenin
Robert Green, the newly elected chair of the Senate Advisory Committee for
University Affairs said yesterday that he supports, the committee's progress
towards broadening its scope of administrative concern.
Green, who was elected to a one-year term as SACUA chair Monday, said that
last year's committee expanded its interests to include more than just faculty
salaries, benefits, and working conditions.
"THIS PAST year SACUA broadened its concern beyond the traditional,
parochial faculty interests," Green said, "We were involved not only with those
interests, but also moved to be involved with the future of the University."

" "
g its view, chair says
"This year we've focused on education, the future of the University, research,
administration - the central issues that affect the University. Hopefully, we
won't be changing much," Green said.
While Green noted that the executive faculty committee had no authority in the
actual administrative decisions, he said that its advice carries significant in-
fluence in them. He said the committee also serves to educate and generate ac-
tion from the faculty of the University's 18 schools and colleges.
GREEN, A professor of internal medicine, was elected by unanimous vote of
the SACUA committee, as was William Stebbins who was voted to the commit-
tee's vice-chair position.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Soviet, American versions of
U.S. officer's death conflict
MOSCOW - The Soviet Union said yesterday that a U.S. Army major shot
and killed in East Germany was spying on forbidden ground and that the Un-
ited States is spreading a "deliberately false version" of the incident.
The United States says Maj. Arthur Nicholson Jr. was on a legitimate
mission, in an unrestricted area, and the shooting was tantamount to mur-
der. A U.S. Embassy spokesman in Moscow called the report by the official
Tass news agency an attempt "to justify an action that just cannot be
The official Soviet news agency Tass said the sentry acted properly and
that repsonsibility for the death "lies fully on the American side."
Michael Burch, a U.S. assistant defense secretary said in Luxembourg,
"When we find the Soviets, even in restricted areas, we simply take their
cameras away and send them home. We don't shoot them."
A Soviet sentry shot Nicholson on Sunday near the East German town of
Ludwigslust about 30 miles from the West German border. U.S, officials said
Nicholson's driver was prevented from going to the wounded man with his
first aid kit, and the major was left to die without medical attention.
Judge blocks Mich. orn law
FLINT - U.S. District Judge Stewart Newblatt yesterday blocked enfor-
cement of a key portion of Michigan's new anti-pornographic law.
Enjoined by Newblatt was a provision of the law which would have im-
posed fines of up to $5 million for a pornography dealers on a second offense.
The judge called it vague.
Other sections imposing lesser penalties were left standing.
The law, passed last year, is scheduled to take effect Friday.
The $5 million fine for a second offense by merchants whose main business
is porn would have been the nation's highest, according to critics of the
U.S. charges G.E. with fraud
PHILADELPHIA - General Electric Co., the nation's fourth-largest
defense contractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on
charges it defrauded the government of about $800,000 on a nulcear warhead
The company was charged with four counts of "making and presenting
false claims to the United States" in violation of the U.S. Code and 104 counts
of making false statements to an agency of the United States said U.S. Attor-
ney Edward Dennis, who announced the indictment.
The indictment also charged GE employee Joseph Calabria and former
employee Roy Baessler with two counts each of "making false declarations"
before a federal grand jury, Dennis said.
If convicted, GE faces a maximum penalty of $1,080,000 fine and Calabria
and Baessler each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a
$20,000 fine, Dennis said.
A Pentagon official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said an indic-
tment of GE "will almost assuredly be the largest defense contractor ever
charged with criminal counts."
High court bars Okla. schools
from firing gay advocates
WASHINGTON - A evenly divided Supreme Court barred Oklahoma
public school boards yesterday from firing teachers who advocate, en-
courage or promote homosexuality.
The justices, by a 4-4 vote, upheld a federal appeals court ruling that an
Oklahoma law allowing such firings violated teachers' free-speech rights.
Such tie votes do not set any national precedent, because it is possible that
in some future case the same issue will be decided by all nine justices.
But yesterday's development means the 10th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals
ruling that threw out the Oklahoma law bars any attempt to draft such a law
in other states within that federal judicial circuit - Colorado, Kansas, New
Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The National Gay Task Force, which had challenged the Oklahoma law in
a test case lawsuit against the Oklahoma City school board, called the ruling
a key victory. The law would have regulated what teachers said outside of
school, not just their speech inside the classroom.
S. Africa seizes 230 protesters
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa --Police arreste four leading anti-apar-
theid clerics and more than 230 protesters yesterday when they marched
through Cape Town after a memorial service for 19 blacks killed last week
by police.
It was one of the largest mass arrests of oppenents of apartheid, South
Africa's racial separation policies.
New rioting broke out near Port Elizabeth on the Indian Ocean, where the*
19 blacks were shot to death by police last Thursday and 11 people have died
in subsequent violence. No casualties were reported yesterday.
The shootings set off bitter debate over wheher police opened fire without
warning, as witnesses claim. Police said blacks were armed and threatened
Police warned whites throughout the country yesterday to stay out of
black townships because they might be assaulted. More than 200 people have
died in rioting by blacks since September.

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Supreme Court to review'U' med school case

(Continued from Page 1)

The University defended its action,
saying that Ewing had been warned
that another failure would result in his
dismissal. According to Davis, the
other 32 students who have failed the
test in the past and were allowed to
retake it were not already on academic
probation as Ewing was.
According to Davis, the University's
appeal will focus on two points. The fir-
st deals with an Eleventh Amendment
clause which states that a government

body cannot be tried in another court
system. Davis said that as a state in-
stitution, the University should have
been tried in a state, not federal court.
SECONDLY, Davis maintains that
the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was
overstepping it's bounds when it over-
turned the previous courts decision. In
overturning the decision, the appeals
court cited previous incedents in which
other University medical students had
been allowed to retake the exam.
Davis said that the criteria used in

these cases should not have been
relevent in deciding if Ewing's right to
due process had been violated. "All

they're allowed to do, according to our
position, is (determine) whether or not
he was given a hearing," he said.

Students debate abortion
(Continued fron Page 1)

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no choice if anti-abortion laws were
passed. This was quickly refuted by the
pro-life viewers with the statement that
the fetus doesn't have a choice now.
In the head of the debate, the audien-
ce held complete silence as one student
stated that he had a two-year-old
daughter thanks to his pro-life choice.
Pro-life members say the movie has
given their campaign against abortion

new momentum. Pro-life
organizations are presently financing
the distribution of Silent Scream
videocassettes to state legislators.
LSA junior Maria Constantinou spon-
sored the event. Speakers from
Lifespan, a pro-life group, and Planned
Parenthood, a pro-choice group, were
on hand after the movie to answer

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