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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom




Windy and rainy with highs in the
lower 50's.

Vol. XCV, No. 147 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, April 5, 1985 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages


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ring Fashion
Weekend Magazine



collaborate on
suspense novel

senator travels to Miami and Amster-
dam on secret missions designed to
unravel connections between the
assassination of John F. Kennedy,
organized crime, and a renegade
terrorist squad inside the walls of the
He investigates the mysterious death
of an aging Mafia chieftain and later
meets with an internationally known
TRUTH OR fiction?
The answer begins at 3 a.m. on a pre-
dawn morning in July 1980 when real
life Sens. Gary Hart and William Cohen
found themselves drinking coffee in the,
Senate Dining Room, bored and
exhausted during an all-night filibuster
on an issue both have forgotten.

new bu et
WASHINGTON (AP) - President hold the cost-of-living increase to two
Reagan and Senate Republican percentage points for each of the next
leaders, bidding to gain control over three years. Any inflationary increase
federal deficits, agreed yesterday on a above 4 percent would be covered with
budget compromise that would slow the an additional increase in the benefit.
rise in Social Security benefits, scale Even so, Rep. Claude Pepper
back the defense buildup, and cut (D-Fla.), complained that the
deeply into politically popular domestic provision would force "millions of
programs. Social Security recipients" below the
In addition to the Social Security poverty level. He said he was "shocked
change, the plan calls for eliminating that the president would agree. . . to go
the federal subsidy for Amtrak, im- back on his commitment" made during
posing a freeze in Medicare payments, last year's campaign not to support a
and making cuts in dozens of farm, change in benefits.
education, health, and other federal IN ALL, the plan would trim $52
programs. billion from next year's projected
THE PROPOSAL would trim an deficit of $230 billion, and $295 billion
estimated $9 billion from Reagan's over three years. Red ink would decline
defense buildup in 1986 and $69 billion from $175 billion in 1986 to $99 billion in
over three years, but still permit Pen- 1988.
tagon budget authority to rise by 3 per- White House chief of staff Donald
cent a year after inflation through 1988. Regan called the compromise plan "the
The Social Security change would ? See REAGAN, Page 2
Man arraigned for
$100 UGLi* theft

Cohen: "I said to Gary, 'If you were
not a senator right now, what would
you rather be doing?"'
Hart: "I'd rather be in, Ireland
writing a novel."
COHEN: "You can't go to Ireland, so
why don't we write a novel?"
And so "The Double Man" was born
on the back of a large U.S. Senate
Manila envelope.
Over the next hour, Democrat Hart
from Colorado and Republican Cohen
from Miami crafted a spellbinding
story sending the hero, Thomas Chan-
dler, through a byzantine maze of
superpower politics and murderous in-
telligence operations.
DURING THE four years following
that July meeting in the Senate Dining
See SENS., Page 3

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
One man band
Street singer Stephen Baird performs yesterday on the Diag.

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By SEAN JACKSON Tuesday night Tear said she doubted the letter had been
The letter of LSA Dean Peter Steiner stating his views on sent, that no one on the current council had ever seen the let-
student representation on the LSA Executive Committee was ter, and that she and Vice President Mike Brown went into
E x -o ffic er available to- student government members, accordg to their campaign with no knowledge of Steiner's position. e
former LSA-SG president Eric Berman. TEA R WAS not availa ble for comment, but said earlier
Berman, the president who preceded current president that as candidates the pair had no knowledge of Steiner's
e eh e Michele Tear, said he received the letter and told the student position on student representation on the executive commit-
body i W -"body about it within the first month and a half of the 1984 fall tee.
term. The committee, composed of six faculty members and the
"I URGED people at the meeting to read it if they were in- college's deans, has been labled the most powerful in the
e tter fro mWa terested," Berman said yesterday from his office in college by student leaders. All budgetary and tenure
Washington, D.C. decisions, as well as the appointment of special standing
~ AL Tuesday night the LSA-SG passed a resolution requesting committees, are decided by the committee.
that the Universitly's Board of Regents postpone the dean's -The Executive Committee and the dean, who meet an-
LitIa reappointment until he publicly states his position on student nually with the LSA student government, have refused td
representation on the LSA Executive Committee. The meet with them if they bring up the representation question.
Michigan Student Assembly passed a similar resolution See EX-OFFICER, Page 3
Monday night.
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A 28-year-old Ypsilanti man was
arraigned yesterday 'in 15th District
Court on charges of stealing over $100
from an administrative room in the
Undergraduate Library.
Richard Lewis, a custodian employed
with an outside contracting firm, had
permission to be in the building, but not
in the room where the money was
stolen, said, Leo Heatley, the Univer-
sity's director of safety.
LEWIS ALLEGEDLY broke into the
room and raided an unlocked cash box
at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday
A library employee noticed the
money was missing shortly before 8
a.m. and notified University security,

Heatley said.
Similar burglaries occurred last
Thursday and on Tuesday, Heatley
said. A total of $150 was taken as a
result of the first two break-ins.
"We are certainly looking at all
three," Heatley said. Lewis is only
being charged for the latest incident.
The previous incidents are still being
Lewis will appear before a judge next
Wednesday for the preliminary
hearings, and, could face a penalty of
fouryears in jail, said 5pt. Darwin
Cullen of the Ani Arbor Police Depar-
David Norden, director of the Un-
dergraduate Library, would not com-
ment on the case.

Officials question RHA
proposal for fine policy

Housing division and residence hall officials expressed
doubts yesterday about a Residence Hall Association com-
mittee proposal that would impose mandatory fines for van-
dalism in residence halls.
"We've always operated on the principle that we're unable
S to fine offenders," said Dave Foulke, housing's director for
resident operations.
THE COMMITTEE'S proposal - which was written by
LSA sophomore James Marchant - will be debated at the
next RHA meeting on April 10. It also urges the housing
division to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of violators.
"My understanding is that we would not be able to impose
fines above the cost for damages," Foulke continued. "I
don't think we can impose a fine without some semblance of
due process."
Foulke said any fine system must have a built-in
mechanism for appeals and for a student judiciary - a group
of peers to evaluate evidence. Neither is provided for in Mar-
chant's proposal, which is still in the rough-draft stage.
"THAT WOULD be controversial - if we're going to ar-
bitrarily assess fines," Foulke added. "It reminds me of the
code for non-academic conduct. Look at how much trouble
they're having getting the code passed. I don't know if
housing wants to tackle something similiar."
When the housing division receives the completed proposal
from RHA, Foulke said, it will seek legal advice from the
University's Office of General Counsel. Housing would then
get feedback from residence hall governments, he added.

"It may ultimately go to a vote of all the residents,"
Foulke said,
"I don't believe fines are the way to go because they con-
vey that you can buy your way out of a really inappropriate
act," said Alan Levy, director of West Quad.
"I DON'T like the idea of tacking merely a financial
penalty on vandalism," he continued. "Someof our students
don't feel like that's a penalty at all."
West Quad only charges vandalism offenders with the cost
of replacing damaged items, Levy said. He also described
several incidents where residents were charged replacement
fees for vandalism and responded by telling him to "send the
bill to my parents."
Levy expressed support, however, for rewarding infor-
mers. Although West Quad does not usually offer such
rewards, he said, a $50 enticement offered last term when a
Xerox machine was smashed motivated a resident to turn in
the guilty party.
EAST QUAD Administrative Director Cynthia Buckley
said the residence hall shies away from fines - except for
paying for damages - in favor of what she called
"behavioral codes."
"Behavioral codes are an option used when someone's
behavior is uinacceptable," Buckley said.
The code's procedure, she said, is for resident directors to
write a contract forcing vandalism offenders to admit their
problem and to attend counseling sessions. If they don't live
up to the contract and continue to cause trouble, they may be
evicted from the residence hall.
See RHA, Page 2

. Associated Press
Fire when read
The Hamburg, West Germany fire brigade battles a blaze in the city's harbor early yesterday morning. The fire
destroyed a large warehouse.


Thanks, but no thanks
he Houston department store that gave a woman
a broken-down 6-year-old car when she won a con-

and says you won a car, you expect it to have all the parts,"
she said. The store said the garage that normally repairs
vehiclesfor the nine-store Houston chain failed to clean up
the car and ready it for the winner. "Leonard Stores
acknowledges it made an error in presenting the 1979 Ford
Fairmont station wagon to Ms. Torres in its present con-
dition," said a statement read by a store employee.
"Leonard Stores will offer to Ms. Torres in place of the 1979

had bought for a slice of a $13 million jackpot. Brenda
Decker, Marc, and his brother, Adam, 16, started
discussing plans to spend the money, and Mrs. Becker called
her husband, Steve, relatives, and friend with the news. No
one pointed out, however, that the day, Monday, was April
Fool's Day. It wasn't until she and her sons went to the store
where Marc had purchased the Massachusetts Megabucks
ticket that Marc yelled, "April Fool." The copy of the Mid-

of the service's Board of Governor's meeting in Hartford
arrived at The Associated Press Hartford bureaugt mid-
day Tuesday, shortly after the final day's meeting had
broken up. The letter was mailed from Washington March
25, according to spokeswoman Meg Harris. "It should have
reached you Wednesday or Thursday last week," she said.
"Most of our mail is delivered on time," she said. "Ob-
viously when something like that happens we're not happy.



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