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Ninety-five Years
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Cloudy and cool with 60 percent
chance of rain, or even wet snow.
The high will be near 40.

Vol. XCV, No. 142 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, March 30, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

State
House
considers
more ed.
increases
By KERY MURAKAMI
Leaders of the State House of Repr-
sentatives Subcommittee On Higher
Education may recommend up to $15
million more for higher education than
the amount in Gov. James Blanchard's
proposed budget, according to the
committee's chairman.
Rep. Morris Hood (D-Detroit) said
the increase will be discussed by the
subcommittee Tuesday. The commit-
tee's budget recommendations will be
sent to the full House next month.
THE INCREASES would fund a six-
point plan put together by the
Democrats last month to increase state
support of student aid, said University
Vice President for Government
Relations Richard Kennedy. The
proposal, dubbed the House
Democratic Plan for Educational Op-
portunity, would set up several new
financial aid initiatives at a cost of $15
million.
Under the original proposal, the extra
See LEGISLATORS, Page 3

TAs

back

tentative
settlement
Voting begins today

Sweet dream s Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
The team comprised of Sigma Alpha Mu, Alpha Epsilon Phi and Alpha Sigma Phi members take off in the Greek Week
bed races yesterday. Pictured from left to right (on bed) are LSA freshman Kim Lachman, residential college
sophomore Suzanne Shuman, LSA freshman Phyllis Glink, and (pushing bed) LSA junior Curt Zeese, LSA junior John
Csement, LSA sophomore Greg Gulliver, and LSA junior Miles Markey. The team won second place.

By BARBARA LOECHER
In a show of hands vote at a closed
meeting Thursday night, members of
the TAs' union endorsed a tentative
contract agreement reached last week
with the University, according to a
member of the union's bargaining
team.
The hand vote was unofficial,
however, said bargainer Stephen
Grossbart. Official ballots will be
mailed to the 1,200 members of the
Graduate Employee's Organization
today and should be returned by April
19. GEO is expected to announce the
results of the balloting on April 22. A
majority of the members must approve
the contract before it is ratified.
UNDER THE one-year tentative con-
tract, the TAs would be exempted from
paying 50 percent of their tuition. They
currently are exempted from 40 per-
cent. The contract also includes a 5 per-
cent salary hike and a guarantee that
department chairs will continue to
discuss changes in working conditions
with TAs.
"Everyone was pleased with every
aspect of the contract...except the
duration," Grossbart said, adding that
about 10 percent of those at the meeting

B URSLE Y BOARD RECONSIDERS:

E x -officer may face charges

preferred a shorter contract.
The proposed contract is scheduled to
expire March 15, 1986. Dissenting
members wanted the expiration date
changed to December 31, 1985 to coin-
cide with the expiration of legislation
exempting tuition waivers from
taxation.
MANY TAS were required to pay
taxes on their waivers last year-as
much as 25 percent of their
salaries-when the tuition waiver
exemption law expired in December,
1983. At that time, the University
refused to compensate the TAs for
taxes paid because the issue had not
been addressed in the union's current
contract. Instead, the University made
short-term loans available to TAs who
suffered financial troubles because of
the taxation.
The new contract does not include
provisions to protect TAs from waiver
tax liability. Dissenting members wan-
ted to negotiate a new contract for 1986
immediately after the congressional
vote on the tax exemption.
GEO's bargaining team tried to
negotiate some protection on the
waiver tax issue, Grossbart said.
See TAs, Page 3
Frer nabs
nationl top
toacoach hnr
f ro mAP
See Page 7

By VIBEKE LAROI
The Bursley Board of Governors voted Thursday
night to seek criminal prosecution of former vice-
president Rick Blalock, who was accused of embez-
zing $2,457.42 from the board.
Theboard's move overturns their unofficial vote in
February to allow Blalock, an LSA sophomore, to
repay the money. Dorm officials and one board
member then asked the Ann Arbor Police to evaluate
the case. The police investigated and then referred
the matter to the city prosecutor's office.
BLALOCK WAS accused of embezzling dorm funds
to rent cars for his personal use and several other ac-
tions.
Marilyn Eisenbraun, an assistant city prosecutor,
decided not to try Blalock at that time, in large part
because the Bursley board itself had decided against
criminal prosecution. But now the board will ask
Eisenbraun to review her decision.

"I think people had more time to think about (the
case) this time and realized it was the right thing to
do," said Bill Wilcox, who became vice president of
the Bursley Board when Blalock resigned.
THE BOARD'S revote was in response to two in-
cidents surrounding the first decision. First, board
members were unaware during the initial vote that
they could not seek criminal prosecution of Blalock if
he failed to pay back the money.
"If I knew the first resolution we made wasn't even
legal, I would have voted to prosecute the first time,"
said Nina Riley, the board's secretary.
Moreover, board treasurer Scott Siler asked the
board to reconsider its decision because the police
detective who investigated the case, Michael
Schrubing, had told him that if found guilty Blalock
would pay back the money he allegedly stole in in-
stallments over three years. Blalock originally
agreed to return all of the monei 'to the board's cof-

fers by September 5 of this year.
THIS SECOND point is a source of contention bet-
ween the board, the police detective who investigated
the case, Blalock, and his attorney. The latter three
people maintain that Blalock never backed down on
his original agreement to meet the September
deadline, but the board's resolution adopted Thur-
sday says he did back down.
"The (BOG) agreement that was made will be
adhered to," said Blalock. His attorney, Eric Lipson
of Student Legal Services, said that "the initial un-
derstanding is still intact."
AndSchubring said he was never told of a three-
year payment period. He said he told Blalock and
Lipson at the beginning of the investigaton that if
Blalock paid the money back in full immediately he
might not be charged. But Blalock has not yet returned
the money and, as a result, the case was turned over
See BURSLEY, Page 3

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'U' to
require
measles
shots

By CHRISTY RIEDEL
Beginning next fall, students entering
the University will be required to get
measles vaccinations if they have not
already been immunized.
The decision, made earlier this week
by University officials, applies to about
7,000 incoming freshmen, transfer
students, and students entering
Rackham Graduate School. Attempts
are being made to extend the policy to
students entering other graduate
programs, according to Judith Daniels,
an assistant director of University
Health Services.

Students needing immunization will
be inoculated for free by health ser-
vices when they arrive on campus in
the fall, Daniels said.
The Center for Disease Control in
Atlanta and the Michigan Department
of Public Health advised the University
to require the immunization in response
to the two outbreaks of measles that oc-
cured on campus over the past two
years. During this year's outbreak, 15
people contracted the disease, accor-
ding to Caesar Briefer, director of
health services.
See NEW, Page 3

City council campaign heats up,

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acne discusses twomj*ob couples

By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
Second of two parts
With only a weekend left in the cam-
paign, the candidates for the .Fourth
and Fifth Ward seats on Ann Arbor's
City Council are putting on their last-
minute campaigns in a race which may
transfer control of the council from the
Republicans to the Democrats.
The most heated and talked about
topics among Fourth and Pifth Ward
candidates are housing for low- and
moderate-income residents, shelter for
the homeless, and city services such as
police protection.
IN THE FOURTH WARD, incumbent
Larry Hahn said taxation and the
provision of municipal services are the
most important issues now facing the
city. He noted that the property taxes
which make Ann Arbor an expensive
place to live are used to provide a
wealth of city programs.
'Hahn agrees with his Democratic
challenger,eDave DeVarti, that city
funds should be spent to help make the
University campus area safe. "The
University, in terms of the community
at large being safe, is part of the com-
munity," he said. "We should make it
as safe as anywhere in Ann Arbor."
DeVarti, who puts out the Michigan
Cinema Guide and several other
publications, said the city and Univer-
sity must work together to ensure that

By KELLY ANN COLEMAN
Flexibility and hard work are the keys to a successful two-
career marriage, according to three career women with
prominent husbands.
"Dual Career Relationships: Conflicts and Compromise"
was the title of a panel discussion sponsored by the Program
in American Institutions at the Michigan League yesterday.
THE PANEL, which discussed the problems and respon-
sibilities of a two-career family, included Vicki Levin, an in-
fant mortality specialist at the National Institute of Mental
Health who is married to U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich),
Renee Losh, h business entrepreneur married to a vice
presidentt of General Motors, and University professor
Vivian Shapiro, whose husband is the president of the
University.
During the first half of the presentation, the three panelists
recounted their married lives and highlighted the career
TODAY-

I was putting up osters in South Quad and a
young man asked, me what constitutes rape.
We need some discussion here.'
- Dave DeVarti,
Democratic candidate
Fourth Ward

moves and decisions that had the greatest impact on .their
marriages. Later, they entertained questions from the small,
but diverse audience.
The panel stressed the importance of being flexible and
adaptable. "You have to have the capacity for adaptation
and the capacity for flexibility. Things might have to be done
sequentially," said Shapiro.
"You really need to have a flexible attitude because oppor-
tunities arise and talents emerge in yourself that you never
knew were going to be there," according to Levin. "You can
never predict what's going to happen-where the road will
end or where it will lead you."
ENERGY AND hard work have also been vital to the suc-
cess of the panelists. "We worked very hard to achieve what
we wanted," Shapiro said. "There was an enormous amount
of energy needed to keep things going. I used to say the
See TWO, Page 2

the campus area is safe.
"I THINK THAT the University is
responsible for policing its area, but the
city is responsible for helping them to
address the problems," he said. "I was
putting up posters in South Quad and a'
young man asked me what constitutes
rape. We need some discussion here.
We ought to have a rape awareness cen-
ter," DeVarti said.
DeVarti and Hahn differ markedly on
one issue: affordable housing. DeVarti
said the city should force developers to
build low- and moderate-income
housing in the city along with the more
expensive projects now underway.
DeVarti said his goal is to provide
"housing opportunities for people of all
backgrounds" and not let commercial
structures replace homes. "I don't
want to see housing downtown replaced
by office buildings," he said.
HAHN SAID he is not yet convinced

that there is a great need for more af-
fordable housing. He suggests that'the
housing issue may be motivated more
by politics than by need. "It's politics,"
he said. "The city's well-run. We've got
everything going for us. You have to go
out and find a cause. It's like fighting
windmills."
Hahn said that he would like the city
shelter to provide some data to city
council about the people who use it.
With that information, the shelter
would be able to approach other private
organizations for grants and other fun-
ding, he said. "I'm not against it (the
shelter), but I want to understand it,"
he said. "They could approach the
University's Kresge foundation, if only
they can document their need. They
need to focus themselves''
See CITY, Page 3

Red light, green light
T wasn't terribly easy to notice, but something wasn't
quite right about the street sign outside the Alice

STO P
ON HERE
RED

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Translation, please
The state Senate wanted to send the Soviets a message,
but the language barrier caused a bit of confusion
during voting on a bill that would bar the sale of Soviet
vodka. Senate Republican Leader John Stabile's "nyet"
vote on a motion to kill the bill was mistakenly recorded as
a "yes" at first. Another senator referred to the famed

returning to Hounsell's original bill. "What we're doing now
is sending a whisper," he said. "If we want to send a
message, let's send one."
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