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Dressed in summer clothes and
-playing volleyball on a pile of sand out-
side the Union, a group of students at
the University of Illinois protested the
Jfinancial aid cuts proposed by
-Secretary of Education William Ben-
"We're protesting the absurdity of
Bennett's comments," said Tom Mc-
Carey, a UI senior. "The only adequate
way to make an adverse statement is to
be as absurd as he was."
In addition to playing volleyball,
members of Students Having A Fun
Time On Loan Aquisitions (SHAF-
TOLA) parked a car and motorbike on
the patio and played Beach Boys music
during the demonstration.
If the cuts are approved, 2,600 un-
" dergraduates would lose all or part of
their Pell Grants by 1987, said Orlo
Austin, director of the Office of Student
Financial Aid. In addition, more than
5,000 students would lose money from
Guaranteed Student Loans.
The banner for SHAFTOLA read
"Student loan cuts may require stereo
divestiture, auto divestiture, three
weeks at the beach divestiture-Nice*
one, Bill." 'X
Many students won't realize the ef-
fects of the cuts until they come
through, said Angela Stewart, junior.
"Students fill out their financial aid
forms and wait until they are notified of
what awards they may get. . . I don't
think they're aware of the decisions
that are being made and that they can
do something about it."
-The Daily Illini
MSU students protest
James Watt appearance
It may have seemed an unlikely
pairing, but former U.S. Secretary of
the Interior James Watt was the
keynote speaker at a banquet for the
Friends of Natural Resources. Shortly
before the address, protesters picketed
"I'm picketing more in the sense that
I'm outraged at the college rather than
Watt at this point," said Paul Hartlied,
coordinator of the Michigan Branch of
Friends of the Earth.
One week earlier, a petition was cir-
culated by the Michigan Branch of
Friends of the Earth Opposing Watt's
keynote visit. Petitioners argued that a
keynote speaker sets the tone for the
week, and Watt should not have been
the keynotespeaker for a dinner en-
titled Friends of Natural Resources.
"This is not a question of free speech
because Watt would be welcome as part
of a controversial panel with debates
and several different speakers," said
Steve Freedkin, publisher of the
Michigan Peacemaker's Bulletin.
"He was invited to be the keynote
speaker for the Friends of Natural
Resources, which means the people in
his audience are the same people he has
labeled as being Nazilike and members
of cults," Freedkin added.
-The State News
Law assoc. sued for
A law student at the University of
Mississippi says she plans to sue a
black law students' association,
claiming she was banned from par-
ticipating in the group's national court
competition because she is white.
"I believe racism is wrong and it
doesn't matter who practices it," said
Susan Kreston, 24, a second-year law
student from Dearborn, Michigan. "I
feel I have no choice but to file suit."
Kreston said the dispute began when
two Mississippi teams of two students
each tried to register for the Frederick
Douglass Moot Court Competition Mar-
ch 6 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kreston claims that she and her par-
tner, who is black, were disqualified
because of the organization's national
policy that only black law students can
Officials of the black law association
sponsoring the competition said their
intentions are to give black law studen-
ts the kid of experience denied them in
a predominantly white legal profession.
"Until we attain everything a white
law student can in law school and in law
firms across the country, we don't feel
we are practicing reverse
discrimination," said Carolyn Veals, a
UCLA law student and the
organization's national vice-president.
-United Press International.
Illegal pyramid schemes
spread at Boston College
Some Boston College students picked
up as much as $6,000 in pyramid
schemes, the new craze on that cam-
pus, while others lost in the attempt to
make quick money.
"The students talking to me say it's
spreading like wildfire," said Michael
Ryan, assistant dean of students. Lines
of people wanting to withdraw cash
reportedly formed at automatic teller
machines on campus until the
machines ran out of money.
The pyramids call for students to in-
vest $100 and then recruit eight ad-
ditional students, who pay the original
investor $100 each. People who enter
into. the pyramid have their names
placed on the bottom of a list of in-
vestors. As more investors are
recruited, their names move up. Only
those at the top make any money. Some
students say they made as much as ,
"I started Sunday night by putting in
$100 and won in two days," said Phil
heilpren, senior. "I collected and I'm
going to reinvest."
Other students weren't as lucky.
"My pyramid died out and I lost 50
percent," a freshman said. "I know a.
lot of people who lost $100 and are
trying to start their own to get it back."
Pyramids are illegal in Massachuset-
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Gunman surrenders in.Detroit
DETROIT-A man armed with a high-powered rifle held three elementary
school students hostage in a classroom for about four hours yesterday, but
released them unharmed and was taken into custody, police said.
"The man is in custody," a police spokesman said. "As far as I can tell you
nobody's been hurt...Evidently, everything is resolved."
The gunman's surrender ended a tense standoff that began at about 11
a.m. when he walked into a second-grade classroom at Loving Elementary
School and told the teacher to call the police because he had some problems.
One of the students said the man pulled a gun from a dffelbag. He allowed
the teacher, Evelyn Mitchell, to release all but three of the children. Wit-
nesses said it was believed the hostages were two boys and a girl in the 5-and
During the standoff, the man demanded money and a car but later said he
would be satisfied with just a car to drive to the airport. Police said the stan-
doff ended shortly after 3 p.m.
Ohio Gov. says bank has buyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio-As about 400 angry demonstrators at the Statehouse
chanted "We want our money," Gov. Richard Celeste announced yesterday
that a buyer had been found for the closed Home State Savings Bank.
Celeste told reporters the offer, which is contingent upon legislative ap-
proval of a state financial guarantee of undetermined size, would assure
depositors full protection of their money.
The depositors had been cut off from their bank accounts since March 8,
when Home State closed following a run on deposits. Its closing triggered a
statewide banking emergency.
The General Assembly, which was to have been in recess starting today,
instead will meet Thursday and Friday to act on the legislation.
Celeste, who announced the purchase offer after meeting privately with
about a half-dozbn of the depositors, would not identify the prospective pur-
chaser or purchase price.
Pentagon releases report on
Soviet military threat
WASHINGTON-The Soviet Union is protesting President Reagan's "Star
Wars" initiative only because it has launched a massive, similar effort of its
own and wants to preserve a monopoly in the area of high-tech warfare,
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said yesterday.
"What I'm trying to portray is what we know to be the facts," Weinberger
said in releasing the Pentagon's annual report on Soviet military power.
"And. that is that the Soviets are working, have been working for a long
time-longer than we have-on defensive systems."
The slick; red-covered report, the fourth and biggest yet of the ad-
ministration's annual public assessments of the Soviet military threat, said
Moscow has expanded its buildup on the ground, in the air, on and under the
sea and in space in an "unceasing introduction of new nuclear and conven-
In Moscow, the government news agency labeled the Pentagon report a
"fantastic piece of fiction" and said the United States can't back up
statements that the Soviets are researching space weapons.
Senate panel pressures Japan
to drop market trade barriers
WASHINGTON-Capitol Hill pressure on the Japanese to drop trade
barriers intensified yesterday as a Senate panel approved mandatory tariffs
and quotas unless new markets are opened to U.S goods.
"We need to open up and get back to somethingthat resembles free
trade," Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas), declared as the Senate Finance
Committee approved the measure 12-4.
As the panel acted, the House prepared to take up a non-binding version
similar to one approved by the Senate last week.
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D- Mass.), told reporters he urged U.S.
Ambassador Mike Mansfield by telephone earlier yesterday to tell Japanese
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone that "they better make some con-
cessions or they've got trouble."
In the phone conversation, O'Neill said, Mansfield reported progress in ef-
forts to open the Japanese market to American telecommunications equip-
ment. But the speaker said the envoy reported that an array of problems
remained in other trade areas.
Unemployment benefits face cut
WASHINGTON-House and Senate committees voted yesterday to phase
out a program that proponents contend provides the only federal "lifeline"
for 340,000 Americans whose unemployment benefits have run out.
On a 16-0 vote, the Republican-led Senate Finance Committee approved a
bill that would allow no new recipients, but would allow those currently on
the program to receive the checks they have coming.
Anything more generous such as an extension, Senate GOP leaders
argued, would certainly be vetoed by President Reagan, who, citing the
federal deficit and the lower national jobless rate, has said the program
should end. They said they were not even sure Reagan would sign the phase
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said the administration was
talking to leaders about the matter, but "our position at the moment is op-
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FRYE SAID that another article
which appeared as a side-bar to the ar-
ticle about the University,bentitled
"WSU, MSU manage to. beat the
enrollment trend," praised Michigan
State's 8.3 percent enrollment of all
minorities while neglecting the Univer-
sity's 11 percent minority enrollment
"Whoever wrote the article managed
to come in and just say only the
negative things," said Frye. He went on
to cite several high points to the
University's efforts to increase
minority enrollment at the University,
including the reduction attrition at the
University by 14 percent since 1978, an
increase of minority applicants to the
University this spring, the setting up of
associate vice-president for academic
affairs Niara Sudarkasa's position to
analyze minority enrollment at the
campus, and the administration's plan
to increase minority recruitment and
retention through several measures,
including increased financial aid.
Frye and Sudarkasa also denied
reports that they refused to speak to the
reporter. They said that they received
the reporter's questions on March 27,
and weren't aware that the article was
imminent. Free Press reporter Joel
Thurtell and his editor were
unavailable for comment.
FRYE AND Sudarkasa admitted that
there is a problem of social alientation
and low enrollment for blacks on cam-
pus. Two black students agreed.
Janis Hazel, an LSA senior and an of-
ficer of the all-black sorority Alpha
Kappa Alpha said that she's found her
stay at the University "intellectually
positive" but wouldn't come here if she
could do it again because of social fac-
"In a place like Michigan where the
majority of the population is white, it's
hard for a black student to adapt."
She says that while she hasn't faced
overt racism, it's been difficult to deal
with the attitudes she's faced. "It goes
from things like a girl on my hall
freshman year who nods to me, "You
know I've never seen a black person
before, but you're really normal,' to
people having a stereotype of you that
they got from the 'Jeffersons.' "
Another student Lawrence Norris, an
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