Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 58
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan -
Monday, November 25, 1985
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By MIKE REDSTONE
Two minutes after the game had
ended, Michigan players were singing
"Hail to the Victors" in their
locker room, the fans were tearing the
goalposts down onto the field, and the
defeated Scarlet and Gray adver-
saries made their way toward the blue
door at the far end of the tunnel.
The annual classic was finally com-
plete, and the numbers on the
scoreboard blazed their way through
the darkening Ann Arbor sky:
Michigan 27, Ohio State 17.
IT WAS NOT a typical Michigan-
Ohio State contest - the Wolverines
dominated most of the game. And'
when was the last time you saw 44
points scored by these two teams? It
has only happened twice in the last 24
Certainly it was an entertaining
game with more than its share of big
plays, but Michigan had a hold on
OSU until the final gun.
So the Wolverines complete a
season in which, back in August, the'
experts did not see them as a top
twenty team. The defense, which tur-
ned out to be the toughest in the
nation, teamed with a vastly im-
proved offense to lift The Blue to a 9-1-'
1 record - its best since 1978's 10-1
They have also won a trip to the
Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona on
"I CAN'T TELL you how satisfying
this win is," said coach Bo Schem-
bechler, who suffered through a
miserable 6-6 season last year. "This1
has been a great year for me and for
Most of the players had the same
kind off choked-up reaction to the
season finale that their coach had.
"This is the greatest day of my life.
I really don't know what to say,"
quarterback Jim Harbaugh said.
"IT'S THE greatest victory I've
ever been associated with," said All-
For coverage of post-game
activities, see Page 6.
American cornerback Brad Cochran.
Going into Saturday's game,
Schembechler was worried about his
offense being able to produce against
what he called "one of the top defen-
ses in the country." The 17-year coach
was particularly concerned with
making the big play against the
As it turned out, however, several
big plays swung the momentum for
both teams as the game progressed.
Jamie Morris' second quarter fumble
on the Michigan 19 led to OSU's first
touchdown and a 10-3 Buckeye lead.
THEN ON Michigan's next drive,
Harbaugh spotted tight end Eric Kat-
tus cruising wide open down the mid-
dle of the field and hit him in the num-
bers for a 40-yard gain to the Ohio
State 15 yard line. Seven plays later
the Wolverines had tied the score at
Finally, with 10 minutes left in the
game and Michigan holding a 20-17
lead, Harbaugh spotted flanker John
Kolesar running a deep post pattern in
man-to-man coverage. Harbaugh let
the ball fly with Buckeye rover Sonny
Gordon diving right into his face.
See BIG, Page 8
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Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Mike Hammerstein zeros in on OSU quarterback Jim Karsatos, forcing :a fumble in fourth quarter of Saturday's game. The fumble was recovered
for Michigan by Mike Mallory.
By KERY MURAKAMI
The University will this year
receive $59 million less in state ap-
propriations than its peer institutes
across the country, a panel said last
The state, according to the study, is
currently ranked in the top 38 percent
nationally when it comes to higher
BUT SETTING the top 25 percent as
a goal, the panel said the state under-
funded higher education this year by
The committee, made up of budget
analysts from the legislature and
state budget office, was formed early
this year to determine how much it
would take to improve the state's
ranking on higher education spen-
This year,'the state handed out an
all-time high $90 million increase to
its colleges and universities, said
Gary Sullenger, a budget analyst for
the state Senate and a member of the
THE INCREASE was in part to help
make up for years of declining state
support during the budget crisis of the
late 1970s and early 1980s. That period
left state colleges and universities
behind their out-of-state peers.
In 1978, state support comprised 60
percent of the school's budget,
See 'U,' Page 2
Commandos storm jet;
up to 50 may be dead
Students secure travel plans
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - Egyp-
tian commandos stormed a hijacked
Egyptair jetliner last night, and an
explosion and gunfire during the
assault killed as many as 50 people
aboard the Boeing 737, a government
"There are about 50 dead by bullet
or fire," spokesman Paul Mifsud told
reporters two hours after the assault.
HE SAID the hijackers hurled hand
grenades at the passengers when they
realized the plane was being stormed,
and the resulting fire destroyed the
inside of the jetliner.
The victims "were trapped inside
and couldn't get out," he added.
There were different reports on the
number of hijackers, ranging from.
two to four.
MALTA'S state-run television said
about 80 people were on the jetliner
when the commandos attacked. It
said 28 wounded people were taken to
Mifsud said Prime Minister Car-
melo Mifsud Bonnici authorized the
assault because "the situation was
getting out of hand." He added that it
was totally an Egyptian operation.
Mifsud quoted the pilot, Capt. Hani
Galal, as saying the hijack leader was
"a madman" who sang and .danced
each time he shot a hostage and
tossed the body from the plane onto
GALAL earlier told authorities by
radio that the hijackers had killed
As the commandos stormed the
plane, Galal killed the hijack leader
with an ax, Mifsud said. Both the pilot
and co-pilot were wounded in the
At least 11 people, all women,
earlier were allowed to leave the
plane. Seven people injured aboard
the jetliner also either were allowed
off or were thrown off the plane, Mif-
MIFSUD said the seven people
hospitalized included an American
man, two Israeli women, two Egyp-
tian stewardesses, an Egyptian man,
and a woman removed from the tar-
mac who is believed to be American.
A man who identified himself as the
pilot was overhead telling the control
See EGYPTIANS, Page 2
By MELISSA BIRKS
They go by land. They go by air. They
go by crowded car with people they've
never met. When it's turkey time,
students go just about any way they
can to get home for Thanksgiving.
By the time the bird's out of the
oven, there are fewer studens in town
than there are happy turkeys. Only
about 400 of the 10,000 students living
in the campus residence halls were
ere last November for Thanksgiving
dinner, dorm style, according to Mary
Kay Kotter of University Food Ser-
THIS YEAR, most students have
already made travel arrangements to
leave Ann Arbor and arrive home for
the first holiday of the season.
The National Weather Service says
Thansgiving is expected to be in the
chilly 30-degree range. But neither the
brisk tempatures nor classes seem to
a hinderance for vacation-bound
"Why should I go home for three
days when I could go home for five?"
asked one LSA junior, adding that she
usually begins her Thanksgiving
holiday on Monday or Tuesday.
"Nothing happens on Wednesday
AFTER classes and the weather,
the only obstacle for many students is
finding a ride.
"I don't think the weather matters
that much," says Rich Movsky, an
LSA freshman who will travel to
Sylvania, Ohio for the holiday because
he feels a ride to his home town of
Rochester, New York is unlikely.
Movsky, like other students who are
unable to hitch a ride with hometown
friends or family members, consulted
the ride board in the Michigan Union.
IF STUDENTS can overcome
scheduling conflicts with fellow riders
they maybe able to get a real bargain.
But Sarah Lehrich, an LSA junior,
said she is hesitant to ridehome with a
stranger even though the possibility of
spending only $20 or $30 one way to
Philadelphia instead of $133 for a
round trip by plane is attractive.
"I wouldn't go without meeting
fellow riders first," she says.
NellySolymos, on the other hand, said she
hasn't had any problems witn the
people she's ridden home to Cleveland
with. Her gas expenses come out to
about $5 or $10 for each rider.
"I KEEP their names for rides in
the future," the LSA senior said. "I've
met some fantastic people."
The problem most students have
using the ride board is not who they
will be riding with, but if they will
travel at all.
"There's a lot more riders than
drivers," said Pam Kay, an LSA
See HOLIDAY, Page 2
Cheerleaders to vie for nat'l title
By JILL OSEROWSKY
It's a first both for the University and the National
The Michigan Football Cheerleaders, the first
Wolverine squad to qualify for the NCA national finals,
are the first all-male squad ever chosen to compete in the
championship scheduled for Jan. 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.
"WE'RE REALLY excited," said Bob Seymour, the
squad's coach. Only 20 groups of the 80 that originally
tried out were chosen to compete.
Each squad had to send a three minute videotaped
routine to the NCA judges to qualify. Michigan's routine
consisted of stunts and dancing to music, Seymour said.
"(The judges) were quite surprised by it," he said. 'Fir-
st, because we're an all male squad ... (and) that it was
"IT'S THE only male squad we've ever had," said Janet
Hire, an NCA representative. The fourth annual cham-
pionship will be at the Epcot Center in Disney World and
an Orlando convention center.
Other Big Ten teams chosen for the finals include the
University of Iowa cheerleaders and two-time former
champions from Michigan State University.
"I really didn't believe that we'd make it because we're
not typical cheerleading cheerleaders, "captain Jay West
See CHEERLEADERS, Page 2
whole way. The Lanterns scored early in the first half
on a 30 yard "hail Mary"pass to a fortunate Lantern
receiver. Although the tenacious Libel defense
managed to contain the Lanterns for the rest of the
game, the Libel offense, plagued by injuries, couldn't
get the football into the Ohio end zone. While the loss
this Thanksgiving. Santa Fe City Judge Tom Fiorina
says he plans to allow people with parking tickets to
donate food and clothing to charity rather than pay
fines during a special court session before
Thanksgiving. The judge said he blieves the plan is
legal if charitable donations are classified as a com-
BOYS: Arts reviews the Vienne gang's annual
area stop. See Page 5.
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