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Candy bar adds to 'U'


Here's a trivia question that any
true Wolverine fan should be able to
answer: What do you get my mixing
milk chocolate, peanuts, sugar, corn
syrup solids, peanut butter, invert
sugar, partially hydrogenated
soybean oil, cocoa, and vanillin?
False teeth?
Well, maybe. but when those
ingredients are mixed in the right
proportions and then packaged in a
glossy maize and blue wrapper, the
result is the "official Wolverine Bar,"
a chocolate confection that sports the
message "Your purchase contributes
to University of Michigan" on its
creation of Rick and George Mannis,
biothers who cown University Foods
in Ada, Mich.
"We developed the bar and the idea
about a year ago," said George Man-
ni4. "We do about 38 other schools"
including Michigan State, Illinois and

Michael Palmisano, promotion
director for the athletic department,
said the royalty fees for licensed
products are usually 6% or 7 percent,
and most of this fee goes to the
athletic scholarship fund.
SEVERAL students said they
thought the statements on the wrap-
per are misleading.
"First of all, the athletic depar-
tment is not synonymous with the
Universityof Michigan, so that's false
advertising," said Craig Shere, an
LSA sophomore.
Despite complaints about the
marketing strategy, the verdict was
unanimous on the quality of the
product: It tastes good.
Beth Fouser, an LSA sophomore,
said at first that she wouldn't buy the
candy bar when she found out that the
proceeds go only to the athletic depar-
tment, but she changed her mind after
tasting one.
"It tastes good. I'll buy it," Fouser

None of the buyers, retailers, or
distributors of the product who were
qustioned knew how the candy bar
was "contributing to America's
academic and athletic achievemen-
ts," as the wrapper says.
A representative of the Gifts
Processing department at the Univer-
sity said, "Well, we don't know
anything about 'em."

THE MSYTERY was cleared up by
talking to Mannis. "I believe in
Michigan's case most of the royalty
fees go to the athletic department..
they licensed us," he said.
All of the 7 percent royalty fee ob-
tained from the sale of Wolverine
Bars goes to the athletic department,
which is in charge of licensing all
companies who use the Michigan logo
or official colors.

Students may petition MSA'sfunding

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ptotests is not really appropriate for a
student government.
currently, MSA charges each
student $5.07 per term for a variety of

services, but Evans and Davidson
said they have sensed growing discon-
tent with the assembly from other
conservative students.
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group funded through tuition bills.
EVANS SAID members of the Latin
American Solidarity Committee who
have recently protested Bush, the
Today Show, and the CIA are "living a
double standard because they're
limiting the free speech of others, yet
they're the first to rant and rave when
somebody tries to limit theirs."
Some students have complained
that they were unable to hear Bush's
presentation commemorating the 25th
anniversary of the Peace Corps
earlier this month because LASC
members were shouting down the vice
Tim Slagle
Wednesday, October 23
10:00 p.m.
U-Club, Michigan Union

Evans said he and the conser-
vatives are trying to redefine studen-
ts' perceptions of activism. "You
don't have to be disruptive or ex-
tremely liberal to be an activist," he
HE EMPHASIZED that he and
Davidson are not officially represen-
ting the College Republicans in their
opposition to MSA.
Instead, Evans and Davidson have
formed a "counter-liberal group"
called the Committee for State
Terrorism." The name is a parody of
posters put up around campus by
Bush protesters saying the vice
president is "wanted for state
Yesterday the conservatives
distributed a counter-poster which
featured pictures of MSA president
Paul Josephson, MSA military
researcher Ingrid Kock, and graduate
student Mark Weisbrot, a member of
THE POSTER accused these
students of "engaging in pointless
protests, encouraging censorship, and
aiding and abetting Marxism." The
purpose of the poster - which said in
large type that students should defend
MSA and LASC - was to "poke a little
fun at the opposition," Evans said.
Members of MSA, although they
have been divided lately over the
assembly's political stands, yester-
day expressed strong opposition to the
sign and any attempt to defund MSA.

Argentine pres. orders arrests
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - President Raul Alfonsin invoked special
powers yesterday to order six army officers and six civilians arrested for
alleged involvement in a rightist campaign "of violence against
democratic institutions."
Alfonsin's decree was prompted by bombings, telephone threats and
other acts he said were intended to create a feeling of "terror and in-
security" in Argentina, which was under military rule until his elected
civilian government took office 22 months ago.
The arrest order was announced at 12:10 a.m., and another bomb went
off in Buenos Aires about five hours later. Police said it damaged a guard
post outside the army chief of staff's offices but caused no injuries.
In the decree, which ordered the 12 suspects held for 60 days, Alfonsin
said, "The existence has been detected of a group of people acting in
coordination with a goal of violence against democratic institutions and
the people."
He invoked powers provided in a section of the constitution that allows
the president to declare a state of siege.
Doctors rally in Lansing
LANSING - In possibly the largest state capital protest since the Viet-
nam era, more than 10,000 doctors and their supporters rallied yesterday
to seek curbs on medical malpractice suits.
"The chaos of the liability system is about to bring a collapse of the en-
tire judicial system," said Dr. Richard McMurray, president of the
Michigan State Medical Society, prime organizer of the event.
Leaders of the event largely supported legislation already approved by
the Senate which would place a cap of $250,000 on "pain and suffering
awards" on all liability suits, establish a panel of doctors to review
medical malpractice claims and provide other protections against huge
Meanwhile, a few blocks away, about 200 self-described victims of
medical bungling met in a spare basement of the Lansing Public Library
to hear speakers claim the crisis is trumped up by the medical establish-
ment and insurance companies.
Peres' offer meets opposition
TEL AVIV, Israel - Prime Minister Shimon Peres said yesterday he
called for negotiations with Jordan because Israel must regain the
initiative in the search for peace.
Peres' proposals, which came in speech to the United Nations on Mon-
day, appeared to offer little new for the Arabs. They were promptly
rebuffed by Jordan and criticized at home by Israeli hawks.
The call for direct talks on ending the state of war and resolving the
Palestinian problem came as Jordan was trying to improve relations
with neighboring Syria, a hard-line state that has refused to talk peace
until it achieves military parity with Israel.
A statement issued Monday, after Jordanian-Syrian talks in Riyadh
under Saudi Arabian sponsorship, said Jordan rejected "all partial and
unilateral settlements with Israel." A high-ranking official in Amman
said this was King Hussein's response to the Peres speech.
In his U.N. speech, Peres did not specifically rule out talking with the
PLO, but said Israel would not talk with those engaged in acts of terror.
Weinberger charges Soviets
with SALT II violation
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger charged
yesterday the Soviet Union has begun deploying a new mobile nuclear
missile in violation of the SALT II accord and said that it provided fresh
justification for President Reagan's "Star Wars" program.
Weinberger confirmed the deployment of the new SS-25 missile in the
course of attacking administration critics who believe "that arms control
is a more ethically justifiable course of action than attempting to
strengthen deterrence through defensive weapons."
"Recent history shows that arms control has hardly been a raving suc-
cess," Weinberger told a conference sponsored by the Ethics and Public
Policy Center, a conservative Washington think-tank.
"Today, I can officially confirm that one of their new ICBMs, the
mobile SS-25, is now being deployed and is an unquestionable violation of
Soviet assurances given to us under the SALT II accord," he continued.
"The SS-25 is road-mobile and can be housed in launcher garages
equipped with sliding roofs. This makes it an extremely versatile
weapon. The SS-25 violates the SALT II agreement that permits
development of only new types of ICBM. Their first new type developed,
the SS-X-24, is now being tested."
Duarte's daughter may go free
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - The government and leftist guerrillas
holding President Jose Napoleon Duarte's kidnapped daughter have
reached an agreement to release her, Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas
said yesterday.
The archbishop, who has been negotiating an end to the abduction since
last week, refused to give more details. But other sources close to the
case said the accord contains the basic elements of a tentative agreement
hammered out last week.

That deal included the release of 22 political prisoners in exchange for
Ines Guadalupe Duarte Duran, 35, daughter of the president, and her
companion, Ana Cecilia Villeda. The two women were kidnapped Sept. 10
in front of a private university in the capital.
In addition, the sources said, the government agreed to grant safe
passage to some 100 wounded guerrillas so they can leave the country for
medical attention, in return for the release of 23 mayors the guerrillas
have kidnapped.
Further details of the deal were not available but sources said it could
be carried out by tomorrow.


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