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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, March 31, 1985
Law discriminate

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NEW YORK (AP) - In the eyes of
the law, single people are often less
equal than married couples.
Lifestyles other than marriage are an
increasing fact of American life. Cen-
sus data show that the number of one-
parent households increased by 175
percent from 1960 to 1983, one-person
households by 173 percent, and
households of unmarried couples by 331
percent. In that same period, the num-
ber of households consisting of married
couples with children grew by just 4
percent.
STILL, homosexual couples, heter-
osexual couples living out of wedlock,

divorced people and unattached singles
continue to face legal obstacles and
discrimination in the job market, in
finding a place to live, in adopting
children, getting loans or in pursuing
their chosen lifestyles.
A just-published 109-page handbood
by the American Civil Liberties Union,
"The Rights of Single People" Bantam
Books, $4.95, details what rights un-
married people have, and how the law
has been scrambling to catch up with
the changing realities of American life.
"Because people are selecting alter-
native ways of living together, these
questions have begun to occupy courts
and state legislatures. That is the

s agains
reason for this book," said Mitchell
Bernard, chairman of the ACLU's
Equality Committee and a co-author of
the new handbook."
HERE ARE some of the issues ad-
dressed by the book:
Q: Is cohabitation unmarried
people living together - against the
law?
A: Yes, in 13 states : Alabama,
Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois,.
Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi,
New Mexico, North Dakota, South
Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The laws are rarely enforced, however.
Q: Can a landlord refuse to rent to a
single person because he or she is single

t singles
or divorced?
A: Yes, in about half the states.
Q: Can an employer advertising for
job applicants specify a preference for
married or single people?
A: It varies from state to state. The
federalvEqual Employment Oppor-
tunities Act passed in 1964 doesn't
prevent discrimination based on
marital status, but many states have
outlawed such advertising.
Q : Can a private employer
discriminate against an unwed parent?
A: No. This is one area the Equal
Employment Opportunities Act gives
nationwide protection.

Nielsen urges strong
'U' ties to business

(Continued from Page 1)
LSA sophomore Jennifer Faigel met
with Nielsen a few weeks ago to discuss
women's issues. She said Nielsen
wasn't terribly receptive to her ideas.
"I didn't get the impression that he was
sincere," she said.
"He was sort of patronizing . . . I
didn't come away with the feeling that
we really got through or accomplished
anything," she said.
NIELSEN was non-commital about
doing something concrete to combat
sexual assault on campus, Faigel said,
although he recently endorsed having a
University-sponsored rape counseling
center.
Nielsen will fight for students on at
least one issue: tuition. Since he atten-
ded the University in the early 1970s,
inadequate support from the state has
forced administrators to forego new
devopments at the University and
raise tuition tremendously.
"I think the cost of education is
becoming astronomical for students
and their families," he said.
ALL THE regents say virtually the
same thing, so Nielsen's position on
tuition isn't surprising. What is unique
about his approach is that - unlike
other regents - he believes*the Univer-
sity should expand its contractual
relationship with industry.
"Frankly, I think we should do more
business-related activities," he said.
Nielsen listed three reasons for ex-
panding the amount of research private
business pays the University to con-
duct. First, he said, students helping
perform the research would be better
educated and more marketable when
looking for jobs if they had more hands-

on experience. Nielsen also said doing
less basic research would give.students
a better understanding of specific
fields.
BUT THE University, which engages
primarily in basic research, has held
off from greatly expanding its contrac-
tual relationship with corporations to
avoid possible conlicts between cor-
porate and intellectual interests.
Alfred Sussman, the University's
vice president for research, said "in
particular cases, we could bolster our
income by that means." But he added
that there is also a "potential problem"
in letting University researchers do too
much work exclusively for private fir-
ms.
If the corporation forbids publication
of research findings, for example, it
contradicts the University's principle
of intellectual freedom.
IN ADDITION, most private firms
want to sponsor applied research, not
basic, he said.
"We are a diversified university with
research that goes on that is often not
appropriate to business," he said.
And Sussman questioned whether ex-
panding private research contracts
would bring in enough money for the
University to reduce dependence on
state appropriations as much as
Nielsen would like to see.
Though an attorney, Nielsen has had
experience in finance. He served as
finance chairman of the Livingston
County Republican Committee, and
former treasurer of the Livingston
County Bar Association in addition to
his numerous other positions in the
Republican party and local service
groups.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
British block shipment of missile
production furnaces to Soviets
LONDON-The British government has blocked a shipment of furnaces to
the Soviet Union that would have allowed the Russians to produce a heat-
resistant material to boost their nuclear missile technology, the Trade
Department said yesterday.
A department spokesman confirmed that authorities took action Feb. 8, in
line with Western efforts to halt the export of high-technology equipment
with potential military applications to the Soviet bloc.
The shipment contgained vacuum induction furnaces that Trade depar-
tment officials decided the Soviets could have used to make carbon-carbon,
a highly heat-resistant compund used to coat missile cones.
Warheads of existing Soviet missiles do not have very effective heat
resistance, according to British press accounts of the blocked shipment, and
because of that, can wobble and go off target when re-entering the Earth's
atmosphere.
The British, in line with most U.S. allies, have bnned the sale of
strategically sensitive material to Eastern bloc countries.
S..Africa sees tenth day of riots
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa-Police used tear gas and rubber bullets
against black protesters yesterday on the 10th straight day of unrest around
southeastern industrial cities.
The new violence came on the even of funerals scheduled for five blacks
killed in clashes with police.
A spokesman at national police headquarters in Pretoria reported at least
10 outbreaks of voilence in Zwide, Veeplaas and Kirkwood townships near
Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage on the southeastern coast, and in a township
near Cradock, 110 miles to the north.
Trucks were reported set ablaze, and a school in Veeplaas was torched
with gasoline bombs.
San Salvadoran rebels attack
power plants on eve of election
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-Leftist guerrillas dynamited electric
towers and blacked out eastern provinces yesterday on the eve of national
elections and dismissed President Jose Mapoleon Duarte's offer to resume
peace talks as a political ploy.
Residents and electric company employees said the eastern provinces of
Usulatan, San Miguel and La Union were without power yesterday following
a guerrilla attack on three major line towers near Nueva Granada, 52 miles
east of San Salvador.
Electric power to San Salvador was erratic and rebels also dynamited line
towers near Zacatecoluca, 26 miles southeast of the capital, officials said.
Guerrilla attacks have intensified as a prelude to today's voting to elect
262 mayors and a new 60-member legislative assembly that is widely regar-
ded as a referendum on Duarte's first 10 months in office.
Duarte announced Friday that regardless of the election outcome, he
would resume stalled peace talks with the guerrillas.
Kidnappers release British exec.
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Kidnapped British business executive Brian Levick
was released unharmed yesterday, his 16th day of captivity.
British Embassy officials said Levick, 59, managing director of the Coral
Oil Co. Ltd. in Lebanon, was freed at about 10:15 a.m. by a little-known group
called the Khaibar Brigades. The group has claimed several of the nine
recent abductions or disappearances of foreigners in Lebanon.
"He is in good health," said embassy spokesman Francis Gallagher. 'He
was asked to say that he was held by the Khaibar Brigades."
The group's name apparently comes from a town in what is now Saudi
Arabia that rejected the Islamic prophet Mohammed in the seventh century
and later was overrun by Moslems. The group has not offered any ex-
planation for the kidnappings.
Army officer gets hero's \burial
WASHINGTON-Maj. Arthur Nicholson, whose killing by a Soviet sentry
was decried by Vice President George Bush as murder in the line of duty,
was given a hero's burial yesterday and eulogized as someone prepared to
give the Soviets "the benefit of the doubt."
The eulogy was delivered by Col. Roland LaJoie, Nocholson's commander
in East Germany, who said the slain liaison officer was intensely interested
in bettering relations between the superpowers.
He said Nicholson had volunteered for the liaison job, in which soldiers are
"routinely subjected to a severe test of strain and pressure... Nick not only
passed the test, he set the standard."
He said Nicholson frequently sought contacts with Soviet officers as a way
for the two sides to get to know each other better.
"He, more than any of us, was prepared to give them the benefit of the
doubt," LaJoie said.
On Friday, as Nicholson's body was returned from Germany, Bush said,
"We can only hope the Soviet Union understands that this sort of brutal in-

fernational- behavior jeopardizes directly the improvement in relations
which they profess to seek."

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Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Neal Nielsen, the youngest member of the Board of Regents, wants to fatten
University coffers with increased research contracts from private firms.
'Reagan" greets patrons

to picketed S
(Continued from Page 1)
family bought the State, Campus, and
Wayside theaters last December.
Next, a man dressed as Ronald
Reagan stepped from the car, evoking
rounds of applause.
AFTER REAGAN, came the Con-
tras, who walked arm-in-arm with the
president proclaiming mutual
brotherhood. In all, about 10 members
of the Pinkertons theater troup
emerged from the automobiles.
"We're concerned about people
thrown out of work, about the growing
disparities between the rich and poor,
and the maltreatment of labor," said
the person portraying Rich Kerasotes,
who identified himself only as a
graduate student at the University.
"We want people to focus on what we're
saying, not how we're saying it".

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tate Theatre
Responding to the presence of the
contras, "Reagan" said, "The connec-
tion to the contras is that our policy in
Central America is a continuation of
our policy with working people in this
country. There is a system at work
here. Kerasotes firing the projec-
tionists and replacing them with
minimum wage workers, Reagan in
firing the air traffic controllers, in his
military expenditures which deprive
people of social services, and the U.S.,
supporting the war against the people
of Nicaragua. All of these things are a
part of a system in which fewer and
fewer people are controlling the wealth
and power and more and more people
are being forced to live at or below sub-
sistence."
RESPONSES to the action varied,
most people kept going right on into the
theatre. Some stopped to talk, and
many just watched. Said one movie-
goer "It's great. I hope they're having
some effect."
Amy Kehoe, an LSA sophomore said,
"the show is on this side (of the picket-
line) and it's real."
One of the picketing union members,
Mike Bott thought thaf "It's nice to see
young people get involved, with other
young people. There's an old traditional
alliance between students and working
people."
BOTT, A union member, has been
picketing along with other members of
Local 395 of the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employees and
Moving Picture Machine Operators
(IATSE) since December, when the
theaters changed ownership. Union
members were fired by the buyers,
even though they had contracts with the
former owner extending into mid-1986.
The picketers have been protesting the
attempted union-busting by Kerasotes
and the fact that now, unskilled, non-
union employees are running the
projectin equipment.
Their inexperience often results in
film showings of poor quality or
outright cancellation of the showings,
the, fired projectionists say. The union
members feel that the money
Kerasotes is not making through lost
patronage (due to . the pickets, high
prices, and poor showings) would be
enough to keep employing the former
technicians.
IATSE is withdrawing its complaint
from the National Labor Relations
Board in anticipation of an unfavorable
decision.
WHEN depositions were previously
taken by the NLRB, the projectionists
did not have enough information about
what was going inside the theatres.
They now hope to regroup with newer
and stronger evidence.
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