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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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*Vo. XCV, No. 162

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, April 11, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

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Big]
deal
By JOE EWING
In a move to beef up its college fool
ball television revenues, the Big Te.
Conference announced yesterday thatit
had signed a pair of two-year contractE
with Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc
that could bring each of the Big Ter
teams more money than any other
college receives for televised Saturday
contests.
Both deals, which will broadcas
games live over cable's SuperStatio:
WTBS and a national network of syr
dicated TV stations during the 1985 anc
1986 seasons, should be worth a total of
$9 million for the league. When thf
agreements are combined with the twc
year contract worth $9-10 million the
conference already has with CBS, Big
Ten teams will reap more TV money
than they ever have in the past, an
probably more than any other cor
ference teams in the nation.
"THIS IS far in excess of what we've
ever gotten before," said Michiga;
Athletic Director Don Canham, whc

'en inks

with

TBS

'This is far in excess of-what we've
gotten before.'

ever

- Don Canham
University Athletic Director

had been in on negotiations for the con-
tracts. "The most we ever made in a
year in the past on Saturday telecasts
was $700,000 per school. Under this con-
tract we will make in excess of $800,000
for Saturday telecasts."
Under the first agreement, which is a
package deal that includes the Pacific-
10 and Atlantic Coast Conferences, TBS
will air 25 contests in prime-time
Saturday slots over the next two
seasons. Each year, a minimum of five

Big Ten, four Pac-10 and three ACC
games will be shown.
The second contract is exclusively
between the Big Ten and TBS for a total
of 22 games - 11 each season - to be
broadcast early on Saturday after-
noons. Starting times on these games,
according to Canham, will be 11:30a.m.
WHILE THE contracts with TBS will
call for both earlier and later starting
times on some conference contests.
See BIG TEN, Page 8

Peace strain
LASC member Alfonso Lozano talks with LSA senior,
U.S. policy in Central America. As Lozano organized
tures to support its message.

Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY

Aida Kahn about the
rides to the march,

up-coming march in Washington against
students covered the banner with signa-

Govt. agency rejects 'U'
fund request, Bloch says

By JERRY MARKON
National Science Foundation Director Eric Bloch confir-
med yesterday that the foundtion has rejected the Univer-
sity's request for a $21.6 million grant to perform research in
robotics.
Bloch, who spoke at Rackham Auditorium to com-
* memorate the 25th anniversary of the University's Institute
of Science and Technology, offered no explanation for the
rejection, saying only that he "didn't read all of the 142
proposals for the grant myself."
ALTHOUGH University officials had expected the rejec-
tion - which is the second time this year the foundation has
rejected a University request - Bloch maintained that the

University' prestige "remained high" with the foundation.
Last month, the NSF denied a University request for a $40
million grant to finance a "supercomputer center" in Ann
Arbor.
According to Bloch, the NSF has awarded engineering
research centers to Columbia University, Purdue University,
the University of Santa Barbara, MIT, and combined resear-
ch centers to the University of Delaware and Rutgers, and
the University of Maryland and Harvard University.
Speaking to a crowd of about 125 people yesterday at
Rackham Auditorium, Bloch implored industry and higher
education to "seek new basic knowledge and apply it to
See 'U', Page 3

Columbia'U'
mayface ch
By JANICE JENKINS tinue
Special to the Daily said'
NEW YORK - New York State this i
Supreme Court Justice Burton Sher- The
man yesterday ordered 14 Columbia e a
University students toappear before and.
court next Tuesday to "show just said.,
cause for not being held in contempt strike
of court," according to Randolph Me
to its
Scott McLaughlin, the attorney for the Univ
students.'Univ
The students, along with about 300 stude
demonstrators, have been ignoring a 200-n
temporary restraining order issued Again
last week, forming a human blockade askin
and chaining the entrance to Colum- stock
bia's Hamilton Hall in protest to the disci
university's holdings in South African the st
companies...abouT
MANY CLASSES, as well as the of- about
fices of administrators are contained ASl
in the hall. days,
Sherman also postponed a demo
judgement on Columbia's request for cloth
a permanent restraining order until listen
Tuesday, honoring the student's press
request for more time in preparing were
their case. day
"We're going to fight them tooth Ozzie
and nail, even to the Supreme Court if and o
we have to," said McLaughlin. forIme
WHEN ASKED if he felt the nation frm
wide trend of not convicting Angel
protesters of apartheid would con-

students
arges
with the Columbia students, he
"This is a totally different case,
s not a nice little sit-in. These
ants are blockading this building.
administration sees shades of '68
71, and they don't like that," he
Students at Columbia held mass
es in 1968 and 1971.
anwhile, as the protest moved in-
s seventh day, faculty at the
ersity expressed support, for the
nts. In a unanimous vote, the
nember Columbia Faculty
nst Apartheid passed resolutions
g the university to divest its
s and to agree not to bring
plinary or legal: charges against
udents.
teachers also will hold teach-ins
tSouth Africa tonight.
IN the case with the previous six
the protest was festive as
nstrators sitting among food,
es, tents, and two couches,
ed to a parade- of speakers ex-
their support. Although there
not celebrities on hand yester-
(Abbie Hoffman, Pete Seeger,
Davis, Bono from the group U-2,
thers had spoken before), they
ed to a student read a letter from
er vice-presidential candidate
la Davis, saying "We are in-
See APARTHEID, Page 3

... advocates broader education

Bursley students vote to alter dorm rules

By VIBEKE LAROI
The Bursley Board of Governors (BOG)
has decided to fight a number one
enemy of student councils - student
apathy. One of the changes that was
approved by the residents Tuesday
night was to change the name to Bur-
sley Council instead of the Board of
Governors.
"Nobody knew what BOG was," said
BOG treasurer Scott Siler, "they didn't
associate BOG with the dorm council."
GAIL MARTIN, a sophomore in the

School of Music, said "I know of (BOG),
but that's about all." Christine Domin-
ski, also a School of Music sophomore,
voiced the same opinion - "I have no
idea of what they do."
Another amendment approved
Tuesday night deals with slack atten-
dance at reetings. If student leaders
who represent their respective resident
wings miss two out of three meeings,
then they will lose half of their.funds for
that month.
The residents of Bursley voted 76 to 12
to change the Board's constitution.

There are currently about 1,300
residents living at Bursley.
ANOTHER amendment will make
the Bursley Family, a minority student
group, an official student council. Un-
der the old constitution, the vice
president of the Family automatically
became a representative to BOGi but
did not have the same voting status as a
Board Governor. Next year, the Family
representative will have the same
voting rights as a governor.
Currently, two governors are elected

to the Board by each resident wing of
Bursley.
Siler said this change will make the
Family "accountable for the funds they
spend" just like resident wings.
SEVERAL board participants feel
that the Family has too much influence
in Board decisions.
"The Family has control (a voting
majority) because they are the only
people who show interest," said Gary
Frey, president of his wing.
Some members felt uneasy about an
See BURSLEY, Page 2 A

Council looks at new
way to promote safety

By ERIC MATTSON
The University Council yesterday
came close to reaching a consensus on
how the University should handle
violent crime, but adjourned before
making a final decision.
Under a plan discussed by the panel,
students being prosecuted for violent
crimes would be suspended pending the
outcome of the trial
IF THE student were convicted, he
would be punished by the civil
authorities. If he were found innocent,
he would be allowed to return to school.
Ann Hartman, a faculty represen-
tative on the council, said the system
would be used "very rarely. Only in
cases of extreme danger."
Students would be suspended only in
emergencies, Hartman added. When a
Bursley resident shot and killed two
other residents several years ago, for
instance, the University should have

been able to keep him from going to
school.
LSA SENIOR Lee Winkelman,
chairman of the council, said the
University would not determine if the
student is guilty. That would be left up
to the courts.
"We haven't determined whether
they're guilty or innocent. We just want
to protect the University," he said.
But Jean King, chair of the.
Washtenaw County branch of the
American Civil Liberties Union, said
the system would pass judgement,
because suspension is a form of
punishment.
KING SAID she doesn't know
whether the plan would hold up in court,
but that the ACLU would probably op-
pose it because it would "institute a
presumption of guilt rather than the
presumption of innocence."
See 'U' COUNCIL, Page 3

Turnout
high for
'85 MSA.
electi~on
By AMY MINDELL
The Michigan Student Assembly elec-
tions drew to a close last night as can-
didates tried to round up last minute
votes.
At press time, only the results for
several of the smaller schools had been
tabulated. Voice candidates Eric
Schnaufer, Ilisa Goldman, Jeff
Meckler, and Carolyn Weiner captured
the law, pharmacy, medicine and
public health seats respectively.
MUM CANDIDATE Bonnie Mc-
Donald took the nursing seat, indepen-
dent Kurt Muenchow" won the natural
resources spot, and the School of Music
race posted no winners with ten people
tied at one vote.
See MSA, Page 3

Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Marc Willensky campaigns on the diag yesterday for LSA representative of MUM- Moderates of the University of
Michigan.

TODAY
U.S. Grade A'

opened last week, the ASPCA and animal lovers have
denounced the unicorn promotion as a hoax. They alleged
the goats had been subjected to inhumane implants of bulls'
horns. Circus vice president Allen Bloom retorted that the
creature's horn was "living, vital tissue, not an implant,"
and Toms agreed. "I'm glad we got a clean bill of health
from the Agriculture Department," said Debbie Linde. a
circus spokesman. "As far as we're concerend," she added,
"it's a unicorn. A unicorn is an animal with one horn."

"there was corn in one lane for a quarter of a mile, and it
had begun to spread to the other lane." Whitaker did not file
charges against the farmer, whose name he refused to
release. "It wasn't his fault. It was an accident, and he im-
mediately offered to clean it up," Whitaker said. To com-
plicate the corny situation, there was confusion about who
was responsible for the cleanup. City officials passed the
shuck to the state, and state officials pointed to the city.
Meanwhile, the farmer called in some of his employees to

in Trainor's Philadelphia condominium building had
declared Noodles a "nuisance" and told her to get rid of the
4 -year-old dog after a neighbor was getting a bum rap.
"If he knows I don't want him to bark, he won't bark," she
said Friday. "Noodles is very easy to handle." So Trainor
carried Noodles into the Common Pleas Court last week
in a mesh-like canvas bag and pulled him out after about
three hours of silence. A trainer also demonstrated how the
dog stops barking on command. Judge Richard Klein ruled

AFTER A CAREFUL federal inspection, here's the
verdict on the star of this year's circus: It's a goat,
but if you want to call it a unicorn, it's a unicorn. DR.
Gerald Toms, the U.S. Agriculture Department's

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