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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 1, 1985
Liquor tax increases
spark higher sales


with wire reports
Local liquor stores yesterday repor-
ted brisk sales to customers who were
stocking up on alcohol before prices
jump today due to federal and state
tax increases.
The federal liquor tax increase was
approved by Congress last year to
take effect with the federal gover-
nment's 196 fiscal year, which starts
today. Timed with that increase is a 4
percent tax approved by the state
legislature this summer to provide
money for the expansion of Cobo Hall
in Detroit. &
Don Clark, a state Liquor Control
Commission official, said the average
price of a bottle of liquor will rise bet-
ween So cents and a dollar.
Consumers sought to head off the
higher prices by flocking to liquor
stores at the last minute.
"They're buying us out of house and
home," reported Jesse Mossberg,
manager of Village Corner on South
University. He said that business
began picking up last weekend and
continued to improve through last
night. But he said he won't know
precisely how much sales increased
until he fi the week's total.
Captitol Market on Fourth Avenue
has seen a modest rise in sales during
the last few days as well, according to
owner John Kokales.
Kokales explained that the two tax
increases combined will equal 23 per-
cent of the liquor's base price. "The
federal excise tax will be 19 percent
and thestate tax will be 4 percent," he
Liquor producers and stores ran
advertisements during the past
several weeks noting the pending tax

'They're buying us out
of house and home.'
-Jesse Mossberg
Village Corner

Washington predicts upsurge
in economy; analysts disagree


increase and urging customers to
stock up, or do Christmas shopping,
while prices are lower.
At some of the 75 state-run liquor
stores, where all package liquor
stores and bars are required to buy
their stock, sales were very high.
Steve Sas, manager of the Saginaw
store, told the Detroit Free Press that
he had orders for the last week and
yesterday totaling $442,000, a 145 per-
cent increase from the same period
last year.
Clark said he expected liquor sales
for the final week in September to be
up at least 50 to 60 percent statewide.
However, the specific sales figures
were not available.
The tax increases also affect bars.
Several local pubs said they plan to
boost the price of their drinks to cover
the new assessment.
Betty Goffett, owner of the Blind
Pig on First Street, said her bar will
be forced to raise prices, but she
wasn't certain by how much.
Drinks at Dooley's have already
gone up 25 cents, said Joe Herzog,
assistant manager.

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Conflicting message

Passers-by notice a sign on the Diag yesterday that urged students to buy
their own beer and forego rush.
RSG backs Bush protest.

(Continued from Page 1)
during the Vietnam War, Wiscon-
sin's policy stated that no
member of the Johnson ad-
ministration should be allowed to
speak on campus as long as the war
continued, said graduate student
Peter Rosset, a member of RSG and
author of the Rackham resolution.
"While they (government officials)
are responsible for atrocities taking
place outside of the U.S., we don't
think they should be allowed to speak

at the University. It legitimizes their
policies," Rosset said.
Dean Baker, president of RSG, said,
"It's really insulting to the University
and particularly to former Peace
Corps volunteers, who find that their
efforts are turned against the ends
they had intended to serve."
As a follow-up to the resolution,
RSG also passed a motion endorsing
demonstrations against Bush during
his visit.

WASHINGTON - The government said yesterday that its main
economic forecasting gauge registered a strong increase in August, but
while the Reagan administration hailed the news as evidence the
economy is back on track, private analysts were not so optimistic.
A new survey of economists found them predicting only a modest up-
turn in growth in coming months with more than half expecting the coun-
try will be in a new recession by the end of next year.
The Commerce Department's Index of Leading Indicators, meanwhile,
rose 0.7 percent in August, its fourth consecutive advance.
The August advance matched a revised July gain and was the strongest
performance for the index since last February.
The administration is forecasting a surge in economic growth to a 5
percent annual rate for the final six months of 1985, far above the 1.1 per-
cent pace in the first half.
But in its latest survey of 350 economists, the National Association of
Business Economists said its members foresee only modest growth in
coming months as the economy continues to be held back by soaring
federal budget deficits.
Reagan pushes Mideast talks
WASHINGTON - President Reagan met with Jordan's King Hussein
yesterday and expressed confidence the complex issues foiling direct
negotiations between Jordan and Israel can be resolved and the peace
talks opened by year's end.
Reagan also spoke out in support of a $1.9 billion package of arms sales
to Jordan he formally requested last week as a sign of the U.S. support for
the moderate monarch, whose peace plans have angered more radical
Arab elements.
"These arms are important in meeting Jordan's proven defense needs
and as evidence that those who seek peace will not be left at the mercy of
those who oppose it," the president said during a ceremony marking
Hussein's departure from the White House.
Militia battles rage in Tripoli
TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Syrian-supported leftist militias launched a series;
of attacks yesterday on besieged Moslem fundamentalists who vowed to
resist "to the last drop of blood."
The Palestinian-backed Tawheed Islami, or Islamic Unification,
movement beat back repeated attempts by four other militias to push into
the heart of the city in the savage struggle for power.
The city's'streets were strewn with bodies. Police said they had been
unable to gather a casualty report since Saturday, when they said at least
273 people were killed and 714 wounded since Sept. 15.
Several hundred Syrian paratroopers with tanks ringed the port city
and appeared ready to join the battle if their allies' failed to break
through the dogged Tawheed defenses.
The heart of Tripoli has been laid waste by shellfire and rockets since
the fighting broke out. Tripoli's governor, Iskandar Ghibril, fled the city
today to a makeshift headquarters on the outskirts.
German police await riots
FRANKFURT, West Germany - Authorities called in more police:
yesterday to control street violence that swept over 16 cities over the weekend;
in protest of a neo-Nazi party meeting and the death of a demonstrator.
About 100 people held a peaceful vigil yesterday afternoon at the spot
where an anti-Nazi protestor was run over and killed Saturday by a police
riot-control vehicle. Officers stood guard in nearby streets but did not in-
The most violent protests occurred Sunday evening in Frankfurt's cen-
tral business districe, where 5,000 demonstrators clashed with riot police,
smashed store windows and looted stores.
Rock-throwing demonstrators attacked police stations, smashed police
cars and shattered windows of banks in cities from Berlin to Munich, to
protest the weekend meeting in Frankfurt of the neo-Nazi National
Democratic Party.
Reagan urges Heckler to give
up post; offers ambassadorship

After class, students seek sex expert's advice

(Countimuedfrom Page 1)
setting up a scenario about a nurse
who walked in on a patient friend
while he was kissing another man.
The nurse hadn't known her friend
was a homosexual.
After telling the story, Hacker slid
off the desk top she was sitting on,
took a few steps closer to her students,
and casually asked them what action
they would take the next day if they

were in the nurses' place.
THE CLASS entered into the
discussion easily, offering various
ways the nurse could approach her
friend about the incident.
After each comment, Hacker nod-
ded her head in encouragement. Nor
did her smile fade when one student
argued, quite emotionally, that the
nurse need not confront her friend at

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"I totally agree," Hacker told her,
indicating that silence would be a
proper response if the nurse wasn't
troubled by the incident.
"$UT WHY do you have to say,
'There's nothing bothering me?' " if
the incident is disturbing, Hacker
asked. She stressed honesty, but so
that her sharp remark wouldn't in-
timidate the student, she jokingly ad-
ded, "Don't be a damn phony."
In a light-hearted manner, Hacker
continued: "I clearly have a bias. I
know that you have a bias. I have no
problem with that. Let's talk about it.
.. I'm giving you permission to be in
pain and doubt throughout the
After she dismissed the students, an
hour after, Hacker explained that she
emphasizes class discussion because
student values often clash with her
own. She added that many may be
wrestling in their personal lives with
issues presented in lecture.
EVEN AS she spoke, four or five of
her students lingered in the room,
waiting for their chance to seek her
advice in confidence. The professor
wasn't in any hurry to leave, either.
That's because students have been
approaching her after class since she
taught at the State University of New
York in Courtland during the sexual
revolution of the 1960s.
"I would teach the urogenitial
system and freshmen would come up
to me after class and ask questions
about relationships," she recalled. "I
was talking about reproduction, the
bare-bones of sexuality, and they im-
mediately made the leap to relation-
ships and love."
At first, that wasn't surprising.
Hacker remembered that, when she
was their age, students were taught
even less about sexuality.
"I GREW UP in an era when I lear-
ned nothing in my family of love and
sex. There was a deficit of knowled-
ge," she said.
It was only after Hacker tran-
sferred to the University of Michigan
in the early 1970s to research her doc-
toral dissertation on teenage sexual
and contraceptive behavior, that the

questions posed by her former stud-
ents "started coming from the
recesses of my mind."
She realized that the "deficit of
knowledge" about sexuality still
"(Their questions) started to make
sense in light of what was happening
on a national level," she said in
reference to the 1 million teen
pregnancies in 1976, 13,000 of them
reported by girls between the ages of
10 and 14.
HACKER began to fit the pieces of
the puzzle together. In her disser-
tation, completed in 1977, she hyp-
othesized that American teenagers
fail to use contraceptives because
they deny their sexuality.
Then educators and counselors
grew interested in her findings. After
the University publicized her disser-
tation, completed in 1977, Hacker was
flooded with requests for speaking
arrangements. She has been popular
ever since.
Hacker worked, and still does, as a
consultant to school systems in-
terested in establishing or expanding
sex education programs. Every few
weeks she appears on WXYZ-TV's
"Kelly and Company" to answer
IN MARCH 1987, she will deliver a
paper at a week-long conference in
Australia about adolescent health and
medicine. Her paper, she said, will
focus on future directions in human
With sexual freedom an issue of the
past, the professor predicted that
examining long-term relationships will
become the new frontier of sex
"We still have a 50 percent divorce
rate on first marriages, and a 57 per-
cent on second marriages," she said,
leaning across her office desk.
"Relationships are falling apart all
over the place. I want to explore this."
"I think it should start in the
elementary school and build up all
through college," she added, pointing
to her own courses. "It's very impor-
tant in college because that's where
adulthood is really being explored."
Profile will appear in the Daily
every Tuesday.
The four University students who
petitioned people to sign a copy of the
Declaration of Independence before
Saturday's football game said the
purpose of their project was to show
how society closes off other viewpoin-
ts because of stereotyping and
preconceived images. A story in
vasterdav's Daily misrennesennted

WASHINGTON - President Reagan asked Health and Human Ser-
vices Secretary Margaret Heckler yesterday to give up her Cabinet post
for the ambassadorship to Ireland, the White House announced.
Heckler, who has launched a campaign in recent days to save her job at
the helm of the government's largest department, asked for and was
given a few days to think about it, presidential spokesman Larry Speakes
Heckler met with Reagan alone in the Oval Office for 50 minutes
yesterday afternoon to try to talk him out of reassigning her.
But Speakes said the president, who denied earlier in the day that he
would fire the HHS secretary, urged her to accept the job as "a
Heckler, after leaving the White House, ignored reporters' attempts to
question her. She returned to HHS headquarters after the session and met
with some members of her staff. A spokeswoman said the secretary
would have no immediate comment on the session with Reagan.



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