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Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 29, 1985


Vol. XCVI -No. 39

Ten Pages

hopes to
find new
VP soon
University President Harold
Shapiro said yesterday he hopes to
find a successor to Billy Frye, vice
{ president for academic affairs and
provost, before Frye leaves next May.
Shapiro has appointed an eight-
member committee to help him find
someone to take over Frye's post. The
committee, which consists of six
faculty members, an administrator,
and a student, will hold its first
meeting tomorrow.
that he will give up his position as the
second-highest ranking administrator
at the University to become the dean
of the arts and sciences at Emory
University in Atlanta.
Shapiro's appointment of the ad-
visory committee is the first step to
picking Frye's successor. Susan Lip-
schutz, assistant to the president, said
the University has already placed ad-
vertisements in The New York Times
and the Chronicle of Higher
Education announcing the position
opening, and a steady flow of ap-
plications is coming in.
Shapiro said lie picked the members
of the committee from nominations
from all over the University on the
basis of "their experience at the
University and their ability to give
wise advice."
"MY HOPE is that we will have a
new vice president this spring," he
Committee member Robert Green,
a doctor in internal medicine, said the
, president has told him that he wants
See SEARCH, Page 6


Sorority blaze Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Fire inspector Bob Harris looks at wires where an electrical fire started last night at the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority house. See story, Page 5.
Only two run for RSG

University President Harold
Shapiro has appointed an ad-hoc
committee to conduct the comprehen-
sive review of the University's
guidelines on classified research or-
dered by the Board of Regents last
The committee, which consists of
eight faculty members, two ad-
ministrators, and two students, has
not yet set a date for its first meeting,
according to Vice President for
Research Linda Wilson, who
organized the selection process.
IN A LETTER to committee chair-
man Prof. Phillip Converse, who is
the director of the Center for Political
Studies, Shapiro outlined a charge for
the committee that is based on regen-
tal concerns.
"The regents believe that many
significant social, economic, and
educational changes have occurred in
the 14 years since the design of the
present guidelines and it is essential
that they be reviewed in light of
these," Shapiro wrote.
Specific problems with the present
guidelines, Shapiro continued, include
a time limit of one year on restrictions
of publication of research results,
ambiguous wording in the section that
- prohibits research that could lead to
the destruction of human life, and
vague methods of implementing the
THE committee must "balance the

sometimes conflicting demands of the
traditional academic imperatives and
values and the needs of our society for
access to our researchers," Shapiro
said. "The role of research in our
society is multi-faceted."
Converse said yesterday he found
Shapiro's letter "really not very in-
formative - it's only the beginnings
of a charge."
Although Converse initially said he
"really knows almost nothig about the
present guidelines," he later added
that he has carefully observed the
guidelines in approving research
proposals at the center.
"Obviously I have some familiarity
with the basic application of them, but
I really haven't rubbed against them
in a practical sense," he said.
"I'VE REALLY just accepted them
as a physical limit - like saying its 62
degrees outside today - and I haven't
sat back and said if I'm going to
redesign them, how would I do it.?"
Converse and other committee
members said they preferred to wait
until their first meeting - which
Shapiro and Wilson will attend -
before elaborating on how the com-
mittee will conduct its review.
But several committee members
said they had barely read the current
guidelines, and others, including the
two students, expressed reservations
about research that could threaten
human life.
See SHAPIRO, Page 6

With elections tomorrow and Thursday, only two people
have announced their candidacy for six available seats on
Rackham Student Government.
The two declared candidates are running for the
physical science and engineering seats. The open seats
are in education and biological and health science
RSG VICE President Thea Lee said she was dissatisfied
with the number of candidates who applied. "If people are
upset about what RSG is doing, they should get involved,"
she said.
The open seats will either be filled by write-in can-
didates or by the graduate student government, according
to Lee.
Edward Hellen, a graduate student in physics, is run-

ning for a seat because he wants to have "a voice in the
University." As yet, Hellen has no major plans for the
graduate student government, but wants to have his say
on the issues that are being discussed.
FRED BARNEY, the second declared candidate, has
three issues he would like the RSG to address.
He wants to change the Graduate Employees
Organization because . he says it "doesn't represent
anything." Barney, a graduate student in statistics, says
that very few people attend the GEO meetings and
questions why he should have to pay dues to an
organization that, according to him, does nothing.
Barney also believes that a University code of non-
academic conduct should be implemented.
See TWO, Page 3

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respond to

Nearly 1,800 of the 2,700 students
who received hold credits for failing
to get measles innoculations have
been vaccinated.
Only 843 students will be unable to
register for winter classes.
This dramatic increase in the num-
ber of responses has caused Univer-
sity Health Service to consider can-
celling its vaccination set-up at
CRISP during winter registration,
said Judith Daniels, assistant direc-

tor of clinical operations at Health
But the Michigan Department of
Public Health yesterday initiated a
four-day vaccination clinic in the
basement of the Health Service
building. The clinic runs until Thur-
sday and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Many of the students who received
hold credits were the victims of their
own bureaucratic errors, said Judith
Daniels, University Health Service
assistant director of clinical

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with wire reports
News that a Harvard University faculty member accep-
ted money from the Central Intelligence Agency to fund a
conference on the Middle East has aroused opposition
from his colleagues.
IT HAS also raised questions about the CIA's role in the
academic arena. And while the University hasn't received
CIA monies in several years, administrators speculate
that there could indeed be agency funds circulating on
"They've got fronts all over the place, I assume - but
we just don't know," said James Lesch, the University's
director of research, development, and administration
"Although we've never uncovered anything like that,
there's a possibility that one doesn't know when one is ac-
cepting CIA money," added Wono Lee, a University
THE SITUATION at Harvard, however, is a case of
direct CIA funding.
Prof. Nadav Safran, director of Harvard's Center for
Middle Eastern Studies, received about $45,000 for a two-
day conference on Islam and politics earlier this month.
This week, seven faculty members associated with the

center asked Harvard to prohibit such funding.
THE FACULTY members argued that CIA funding is
inappropriate in sensitive areas of study such as the Mid-
dle East, where scholars must be free of what could be
perceived as special ties to the U.S. government.
Connections between the CIA and the center "may
result in reduced access to research sources, a suspicious
or even hostile attitude on the part of foreign governmen-
ts, academic institutions and individuals, and even the
possibility of physical harm," they said in a letter to A.
Michael Spence, Harvard's dean of faculty.
Harvard officials are still investigating the matter.
The Associated Press this week quoted Lesch as saying
that the University accepted $50,000 in CIA money last
year, but Lesch says this information is inaccurate.
ACCORDING TO both Lesch and David Plawchan, the
DRDA official who handles CIA proposals, the University
has not accepted CIA research money for several years.
Plawchan said the last CIA-funded research project on
campus - industrial engineering Prof. Daniel
Teichroev's research on computer software - ended in
In addition, Plawchan said, psychology Prof. Eugene
Burnstein had received $69,000 from the agency for a
See HARVARD, Page 2

NOTE: University alumnus Stanley
Kubacki and his wife Sophia were
among 12 Americans held hostage by
Palestinian terrorists who this month
seized the Italian cruise ship, the Achille
Lauro. The Kabackis, who reside in
Philadelphia, returned to Ann Arbor
last weekend for Homecoming. While
they were here, they spoke with Daily
staff writer Amy Mindell about the
Before 70-year-old Stanley
Kubacki details how his dream
cruise became a nightmare he
lights a cigarette and jokingly
requests "something stronger than
The story the Philadelphia common
Pleas judge is about to relate is one
he has told over and over, to frien-

ds, reporters, and government of-
ficials. The stout, white-haired
man is patient, and unemotional,
as if he is recalling scenes from an
old movie rather than a tragedy
witnessed first hand just three
weeks ago.
IT IS ONLY when his wife
Sophia, a tiny woman, admits to
waking up with crying spells in the
dead of the night and to switching
on the television set, radios, and all
the house lamps during the
daytime that Kubacki confesses it
is difficult to forget the hijacking.
"It was so unreal . . . my wife
said, "I just can't believe that this
is happening to us,'" he says,
remembering the fourth day of
what should have been a beautiful
16-day Mediterranean voyage on
the Italian cruise ship, the Achille
The couple was among about 50
(mostly elderly) passengers who

had chosen not to join an excursion
in Cairo that day. Having visited
the Egyptian pyramids during
previous vacations, the
Philadelphia couple decided in-
stead to enjoy a restful afternoon
aboard the ship. They were en-
joyng lunch in the vessel's dining
room when they first heard gun
shots, then pained moaning, on the
deck outside.
SECONDS later, two men armed
with automatic rifles burst into the
dining, room, spraying bullets
through windows and walls. The
diners and the crew serving them
dropped to the floor.
While the terrorists aimed their
guns at crouching people, a voice
over the ship's public address
system ordered everyone else on
board to gather in the dining room.
Minutes later, the remaining
passengers and. about 350 crew
members joined the hostages.
See CRUISE, Page 6

Protesters present
' case to city council

Nine student protesters presented
testimony to the Ann Arbor City
Council last night accusing city police
of brutality and of conserving the
University's image at the expense of
individual rights.
Reading from a prepared
statement, LSA junior Claudia Green
accused police of "brutally at-
tacking" protesters.
She said the "police brutality was
not provoked by the protesters, but
was rather an element in and a result
of a situation manufactured by the
University administration and the
Ann Arbor police."

GREEN CITED three examples of
alleged police misconduct. She said
that on October 17, the date of the
Today Show's visit, two students with
tickets to the event were harassed,
"both verbally and one physically, but
a police officer for their attempt to
display a banner bearing a political
Also on Oct. 17, two other students
were removed forcibly from the en-
closed seating area for carrying
political signs, she said.
On Oct. 23, the second day of CIA
protests, four students were arrested
for disorderly conduct without being

... supports gun ban

Daylight stopping time

spent nearly three hours on a trip from Philadelphia to
New York City that was supposed to take an hour and
53 minutes.
Guard gators

Battling bouncers
STEVE BELCHER would rather smile than fight,
but that doesn't mean he's a pushover: He just
might be the toughest bouncer in the country. In

MISUNDERSTANDING: Opinion examines
reactions to recent campus.protests. See
Page 4.

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