Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 29
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 15, 1985
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From AP and UPI
Mohammed Abbas, the burly
Palestinian guerrilla leader wanted
by the Reagan administration for
allegedly planning the hijacking of an
Italian cruise ship, has left
Yugoslavia for an undisclosed
destination, a PLO representative and
the Yugoslav government news agen-
cy said yesterday.
In Tunisia, sources in Abbas' faction
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization said he had gone to an
Arab country they did not identify.
THERE WAS no confirmation of
any of the reports. The whereabouts
of Abbas, who is close to PLO Chair-
man Yasser Arafat, remained a
mystery after the U.S. government
failed to persuade Italian and
Yugoslav authorities to arrest him
when they had the chance.
0 In Washington, Atty. Gen. Edwin
Meese warned: "There is no safe
haven as far as we're concerned.
We'll pursue Mr. Abbas as we would
any other fugitive."
Meese, the top U.S. law enfor-
cement official, called Abbas "an in-
ternational criminal" in an interview
on the "CBS Morning News"
television program yesterday.
SOURCES within Abbas' Palestine
See ABBAS, Page 3
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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Louis Rice, a coordinator of Pre-Professional Services for the Office of Career Planning and Placement, ad-
vises prospective law students at Pre-Law Day yesterday.
By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
A declining number of applicants may make it easier
for students to enter the law school of their choice, accor-
ding to a majority of legal officials at yesterday's Pre-
The 10th annual event, sponsored by Career Planning &
Placement's Pre-Professional Services, featured
representatives from over 80 law schools of varying size,
prestige, and expense.
PRE-LAW DAY is designed to give undergraduate
students an opportunity to meet with recruiters from
various law schools. The conference helped some decide
whether to study law.
For those who have already decided law school is
definitely in their future, Pre-Law Day gave them a chan-
ce to compare and contrast different schools.
A 12 percent decline nationwide in the number of law
school applications has produced a ripple effect, accor-
ding to Louis Rice, a coordinator of Pre-Professional Ser-
vices. The decline in the number and quality of ap-
plications has led to a drop in admission requirements, he
AS A RESULT, less prestigious schools have tried to
make their curriculum and job placement services more
attractive to students in an effort to improve their image,
according to A. Jane Rodgers, the assistant dean of
Syracuse Law School.
At the University of Michigan's Law School there has
been a modest decline in the number of applications. But
the law school, in turn, has reduced the entering class size
by 100 students - from 1,200 to 1,100.
Like the University, other respected law schools have
lowered the number of students they will accept. If ad-
missions officers feel that the quality of students is
declining, they won't feel obligated to take as many
students as they previously had, Rice added.
HENCE, THE decline of applications may not
necessarily mean that getting into the "top" law schools
will be any easier.
"The most prestigious law schools have not felt the
squeeze like others have," said Rice.
Rodgers sees the improving job market for graduates of
a four-year school as a major reason behind the recent
drop of applications.
"TODAY THERE just aren't the number of people who
feel the need to go to a graduate school. This is reflected
by the fact that the largest number of applications that the
See LAW, Page 3
By KERY MURAKAMI
In his sixth annual State of the
University address, President Harold
Shapiro last night stressed the impor-
tance of keeping research institutions
free from outside political and social
Speaking in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
ter, Shapiro also condemned a
resolution approved by the Rackham
Student Government that opposed
Vice President George Bush's visit on
campus last week.
ONE CRITICAL factor "that un-
derstates any great scholarly in-
stitution is intellectual openness,"
"Intellectual authoritarianism and
academic freedom are fundamentally
incompatible . . . Restrictions in the
type of ideas we are going to consider
because of prejudice or political and
intellectual authoritarianism can slowly
transform a great scholarly institution
as ours into the handmaids of par-
ticular vested interests."
"In this respect," he continued, "I-
must confess I was saddened by a
recent action by Rackham Student
Government to ban an entire class of
government officials from visiting our
campus. Actions like these, as trivial
as they may be in nature and as trivial
as they are, can tarnish our entire
ALTHOUGH the annual-address is
an opportunity for the University
president to give a progress report to
the University community, Shapiro
focused last night primarily on the
state of research institutions in the
Research institutions have a
responsibility to answer the con-
troversial questions posed by society,
Shapiro said, adding that the in-
stitutions must not compromise their
academic autonomy in the process.
He didn't specifically mention
research on President Reagan's
Strategic Defense Initiative, which
has sparked debate on campus about
the role of higher education in shaping
the nation's defense systems.
SHAPIRO also expressed concern
with the increasing competitiveness
between research universities, and
called upon the institutions to con-
tinue collaborating with each other.
He also said he was concerned that
as separate units within the Univer-
sity became more autonomous, the
University's sense of community will
Shapiro concluded his address by
analyzing the University's future.
"The University of Michigan is indeed
on the move," he said, crediting
faculty and the deans for the Univer-
sity's survival of the budget crisis of
the late 1970s and early 80s.
BUT LOOKING to the future,
Shapiro said tough decisions still
remain. "We still have deficits in
faculty salaries, student aid, equip-
ment, and some key academic areas.
In addition, there are some initiatives
that will seem compelling. And it is
unlikely that new resources will be
sufficient to meet all these challenges.
The necessity of making choices,
therefore, is not behind us."
"In my own assessment," he said,
'we can sustain or even enhance the
distinction of this university. To do
this however, will require us to con-
stantly consider new ideas as well as
our capacity, even eagerness to
reshape our academic community."
"Adaptation and change will be
part of our environment and part of
the environment of our peers for
years to come," he said.
See SHAPIRO, Page 3
Two 'U' alumni jitterbug
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By CHRISTY RIEDEL
University alumni Vicki Honeyman and Jim Kruz -
two friends swept up in nostalgia for the 1950s - have
danced their way to celebrity status in Ann Arbor.
Life Magazine featured the couple in its August cover
story about the revival of fads from the Fifties by
today's young professionals. Honeyman and Kruz were
photographed dancing the Jitterbug. She wore a mid-
night-blue strapless prom dress; he sported pegged-leg
pants and a duck tail.
THE PHOTOGRAPH captured a pose that has won the
couple two statewide dance contests and auditions on
television's "Dance Fever," - as well as popularity
among more than 600 eager dance students here in Ann
But it all began by chance eight years ago.
"Jim and I were at a party together," explains 34-
year-old Honeyman, now a beautician. "I saw the guy
dance and I said, Jim, you're going to be my dance par-
"I taught him how to jitterbug and I was right," adds
the petite, energetic woman.
"I was hot," remembers 31-year-old Kruz with a
UNTIL THAT night he had never taken a dance lesson
and had even less reason to. His newfound instructor,
however, had been twisting and spinning in the popular
Fifties-style bop since she was 11 or 12 years old.
"I learned how to jitterbug when I was a little girl in
Detroit - I took a dance class," Honeyman said.
Now, in between performances at private parties,
fundraiser, and fashion shows, Honeyman and Kruz
lead their own dance classes.
BUT SOMETIMES Honeyman still has to step in as
the chief instructor, as was the case recently.
On that Tuesday night, the dance floor of The Blind
Pig on S. First Street is transformed into a classroom for
about 20 students of all ages.
The bar's black square tables and matching chairs are
pushed up against the two mirrored walls. Al Capone
movie posters grace the other two walls, and Buddy
Holly tunes thump out of a jukebox in a far corner.
OUT ON THE dance floor, where polished wood
replaces the black and white lineleum, Honeyman and
Kruz are warming up their students.
"We have something new, this step is really fun,"
Kruz tells the class, who stop their diligent practice of
last week's steps to listen.
"I want to show this classy little turn for guys," he ad-
ds, catching hold of Honeyman's hand to illustrate the
BUT BEFORE they complete half a turn, Kruz stops
"I can't remember," he confesses.
"You don't remember the Criss-Cross Kyle?"
Honeyman asks incredulously.
"DON'T WATCH us for a minute," she giggles to the
laughing students as she pauses to refresh her partner's
She and Kruz then repeat the step movement-by-
movement, counting each out loud for the class. Next,
they put all of the movements together into one quick-
Afterward, the students practice the motions while
Honeyman and Kruz watch for errors. When the instruc-
tors spot a misstep, they walk over to a couple and give
them individualized instructions.
PATIENCE WAS evident in their coaching - an at-
See JITTERBUG, Page 2
By JOSEPH PIGOTT
Students, faculty, and staff will
have the opportunity to tour the new
University Hospital and the adjacent
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Cen-
ter for outpatients during an open
house today from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Visitors will be able to see areas of
both facilities normally closed to the
public, including operating rooms, the
kitchen, and laboratories. Tour guides
will also explain special exhibits
highlighting the operations of the
THE 11-story, 586 bed hospital is
touted for its unique combination of
state-of-the-art technology with ar-
chitecture geared toward patient
The rooms, for instance, are located
on the perimeter of the building and
its windows are especially low so that
patients can look outside without
leaving their beds. In addition, the
walls of the rooms are angled so that
patients can also watch the hallways.
A fleet of robots, programmed by
cables buried under hallway floors,
will shuttle supplies through the
See 'U', Page 3
Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
Vicki Honeyman and Jim Kruz show their jitterbug class a new dance
Moons over New Haven
THE YALE Precision Marching Band is in
trouble again, and this time it wasn't some-
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criticized by officials at the U.S. Military Academy in
West Point, N.Y. The Yale band had intended on
reading a script making fun of President Reagan, but
Army officials vetoed the piece.
A-- L A
Dog's best friend
S CHOTTZIE, the Cincinnati Reds' unofficial mascot,
has a friend at the White House. The St. Bernard,
which belongs to Reds owner Marge Schott, received a
letter last week signed by President Reagan's dog
Lucky. Schott attended an Oct. 3 meeting between
Reagann and Cincinnati area husiness leaders and ganve
ding of the
Arts reviews the successful lan-
Nylons in America. See Page 5.
SPIKE: Sports previews the volleyball match