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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 25, 1985
House eases hospital stay for families of ill

Pillows and blankets are stacked up
in piles along the windowsills of a
lounge in Mott Children's Hospital.
Seventeen to 18 members of different
families have spent the night here.
Some have been in the lounge for a
few days, some for a few weeks.
Until the opening of the Ronald Mc-
Donald House tomorrow, staying in
the lounge has been the best option for
many parents whose children are in
Mott Hospital.
ALTHOUGH the grand opening was
Oct. 19, the house needed more work
to get it ready for residents and make
it conform to fire and safety codes.
The 24-bedroom house, a three
minute walk from Mott, will offer
parents a chance to stay near their
child in a family-type atmosphere.
The cost will be six dollas a night for
ne room.
It is built as a temporary home for
families of seriously ill children at


area hospitals.
"IF THERE is room available in
the house there won't be anyone tur-
ned away," said Linda Kelleher,
public relations coordinator for the
Ronald McDonald House.
At this point, Kelleher said, parents
do not have to meet any qualifications
in order to live in the house. There is
also no time limit on the time a family
can stay.
"Other houses have been full. If this
happens we have a priority list. The
first priority are families coming
from more than 50 miles away from
Ann Arbor," she said.
SHERRY BLACK, who has been
sleeping in a lounge for a week, said
she might stay in the Ronald Mc-
Donald House.
"I have a friend who stayed in one
in Detroit. They gave her a place to
stay and her own room," she said. "It
gives you a sense of home for a

"We're offering a plan for people
who don't want to stay in the
hospital," Kelleher said.
THE FACILITY may attract people
now staying in the lounges, but she
feels some will continue to stay there
because it has been a long standing
policy of the hospital to accommodate
families wishing to sleep in the
The families have nothing but
praise for the hospital staff who
provides blankets and pillows for the
families in the lounges.
"All I can say is they've been really
nice to us," said Avis Baragar who
has come from Saginaw with her
husband Wayne. Her granddaughter
is undergoing heart surgery.
THE BARAGARS have been in the
lounge since last Tuesday, staying
with their daughter and son-in-law.
They were expecting to stay in the
lounge for one night and then look for
a hotel "but there weren't any

available because of the game," Avis
said. "We may have to stay here, we
couldn't afford it otherwise. We're on
a fixed income. Our kids can't afford
to go-to a hotel. He (the child's father)
is missing work as it is," she added.
The family was not aware of the
program for the Ronald McDonald
House, but said they might try to stay
there "because it isn't that far away"
although their children will probably
continue to stay in the hospital lounge
to be near their daughter.
Steve Hause, information officer for
Mott, said "the hospital's policy is not
to forbid parents to stay in the
MOTT HOSPITAL also sponsers a
host-home program in which parents
can stay in houses in the community.
But 40 percent choose not to take this
option, mostly because of the distance
from the hospital, Hause said. The
Bell Tower hotel also has a discount
for parents who have children in Mott.

'U' receives less from state than peer institutions

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University officials say. That figure
fell to 47.5 percent in 1983. Tuition in-
creases and budget cuts were made to
compensate for the loss.
Over the last two years, however,
state support has risen slightly. It now
accounts for more than half of the
University's budget. As a result, in-
state tuition has also been frozen for
the last two years.
THE UNIVERSITY currently ranks
in the top 18 percent among its peers
in state support, the panel said. Peers
include other Big Ten public univer-
sities and the University of California-
Setting the top 15 percent among its

peers as a goal the panel said the state
is underfunding the University by $59
million, or 29 percent of the $208
million it gave the school this year.
"The University of Michigan is
pretty well off, relative to other
schools in the state," Sullenger said.
"All the other schools fell below the 75
percentile among their peers." Those
schools were given the 75 percentile -
or top 25 percent - mark as their
goal, he said.
SULLENGER, added, however,
that the panel is concerned about the
University's high tuition, which ranks
in the top 10 percent of its peers. The
state would have to increase its sup-

port this year by $120 million to bring
the University's tuition down to the
top 25 percent among its peers.
Decreasing the University's tuition
to just the top half in in-state tuition,
would require $240 million more, the
panel said.
Such a large increase is not expec-
ted to come soon, if at all.
STATE BUDGET officials are an-
ticipating a slow-down of the state's
economic growth. As a result, the
University is expected to get only
about two-thirds of the $34 million in-
crease it says it needs next year.
"Clearly, I think the members of
the panel agreed that if the governor
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said of the all-male squad which has a
50-year tradition at Michigan and is
best known for the daring stunts and
acrobatics it performs at football
MOST collegiate cheerleading
squads today are co-ed and perform
more complex cheers than the
Michigan football cheerleaders, West
Michigan's co-ed cheerleading
squad failed to submit its demo tape

and the legislature want to increase
the funding, it'll have to be done over
a long period of time," Sullenger said.
"It's now up to the government and
the state legislature to decide whether
(the state) wants to embark on such a
long-range plan," said Ralph Nichols,
the University's associate vice
president for state relations. He would
not speculate on what state leaders
may decide.
Spokesmen for the governor and
chairs of the state's higher education
sub-committees also refused to com-
ment, saying they were still studying
the report.
make finals
to the NCA by the deadline, but Coach
Pam St. John said her squad will be
competing for a similar national title
in the next month.
"I'm super excited about the guys
going to the competition," said Trissa
Frever, a member of the co-ed squad.
THE upcoming competition will
mean plenty of practice and traveling
for the squad in the next month, but
Seymour said the cheerleaders are
excited about the Fiesta Bowl trip and
the competition.

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Car bomb injures Americans
FRANKFURT, West Germany - A car bomb exploded yesterday out-
side a busy U.S. military shopping center, injuring 31 people, most of
them Americans, and destroying 42 cars, a U.S. Army spokesman said.
The blast came at 3:20 p.m. in the store's parking lot, breaking win-
dows and blowing a hole in a nearby building.
West German police said there was no immediate claim of respon-
sibility for the explosion.
The bomb blast was the latest in a series of attacks against U.S.
military facilities in West Germany.
Bill Swisher, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's 97th General Hospital,
said 30 people were treated at the hospital, but 24 people were released by
early evening.
"All but two of (those treated) were Americans," Swisher said. "None
of the injuries appear to be life-threatening."
Officials said the bomb was packed in a sedan carrying West German
license plates. They said West German police launched an investigation.
The blast left a crater in the parking lot and scattered debris from
wrecked cars up to 60 yards away.
Shuttle to launch on schedule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After first postponing the launch 24 hours,
NASA reversed itself yesterday and said space shuttle Atlantis would life
off on schedulte tomorrow night on a flight to practice space station con-
struction concepts.
Officials said a problem with a faulty hydraulic valve was resolved
much more quickly than expected and flight director Gene Thomas direc-
ted the launch team to pick up the countdown at 2 p.m. EST yesterday.
Launch is set for 7:29 p.m. EST tomorrow in what should be a spec-
tacular show on only the second after-dark liftoff in 23 shuttle missions.
During a week in space, the six-man, one-woman crew will deploy three
commercial communications satellites, and space-walkers Jerry Ross
and Sherwood Spring will erect a 45-foot beam and a small pyramid to
test techniques for assembling a space station in orbit.
Just 3 hours before the count was to-start, the space agency announ-
ced the flight had been postponed until Wednesday night because of the
need to replace a bad valve in the hydraulic system of engine Number
Israeli govt. to investigate
spy scandal involving U.S.
JERUSALEM - The Israeli government pledged a thorough in-
vestigation and possible dismissals yesterday over an alleged spy scan-
dal that threatened to. damage its relations with the United States, its
closest ally.
A statement by the Foreign Ministry did not confirm or deny that Israel
bought sensitive military intelligence from Jonathan Pollard.
Pollard, 31, a civilian employee of the Naval Investigative Service, was
arrested Thursday on charges he gave secret documents to a foreign
government. Authorities said he admitted receiving $50,000 by selling
military secrets to Israel and Pakistan within the last two years.
His wife, Anne Henderson-Pollard, 25, was arrested Friday night on
charges of possessing unauthorized classified documents.
Voters turn out peacefully
for Honduran elections
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Voters turned out peacefully yesterday
in this key U.S. ally in Central America to choose a president in elections
held just hours after a government panel decided how the winner would
be chosen.
A peaceful transition from one civilian president to another would be
the first in Honduras since 1929.
Nine candidates were running, but the race appeared to be largely bet-
ween Rafael Leonardo Callejas, a 42-year-old banker and businessman
who studied at the University of Mississippi, and Jose Azcona del Hoyo, 58
a civil engineer.
Nearly 2 million Hondurans were eligible to vote at 6,500 voting tables
segregated by sex throughout this nation of 4 million people. Also at stake
were all 132 seats in the National Assembly, 284 mayorships and three
vice presidencies.
The National Electons Tribunal ruled just before midnight Saturday
that an electoral reform pact, forged by the nine presidential candidates
earlier this year to end a political crisis, would prevail in the general elec-
Under that pact, the leading candidate of the party that gets the most
votes will be the next president, to be inaugurated Jan. 27 for a four-year
term. The Honduran Constitution calls for direct election of a president
by a simple majority.
Militiamen ignore cease-fire
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Rival Moslem militiamen shelled each other with
tank and mortar fire in west Beirut for a fifth day yesterday, ignoring
their own chieftains' threats that violators of a cease-fire would be killed.
Police said at least 65 people have been killed and 278 wounded since the
street battles broke out Wednesday between the Shiite Moslem Amal
militia and the Druse Progressive Socialist Party.

The two sides called a Syrian-backed cease-fire Saturday night, but
fighting resumed at about midday yesterday.
Rescue teams, unable to reach some embattled areas for days, dragged
dead and wounded from devastated apartment buildings as tank fire and
exploding mortar rounds rocked the capital's Moslem sector.
Druse chieftain Walid Jumblatt and Amal leader Nabih Berri met at
Berri's home for their first talks since the fighting began.
A security force of 300 militiamen from both sides was set up under
Syria's sponsorship Saturday night to enforce the cease-fire, the sixth
since Wednesday.









Monday, November 25

8:00 p.m.


Holiday trav
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sophomore from Northfield, Ill.
SHE'S RIGHT. Recently almost 54
students wanted to go someplace in
Ohio - mostly Columbus, Cincinnati
and Cleveland. Those passengers had
access to only about eight potential
drivers, five of whom were going to
Almost 33 students were waving
their thumbs for a ride to New York.
Traffic in that direction, however,
seemed pretty scarce with only seven
drivers offering places in their cars.
Southeastern Michigan, including
Detroit and Lansing, was the
destination for at least 44 homebound
students. But only nine drivers were
WHEN STUDENTS can't work out
schedules, many choose to rent a car.
According to Tracy Spencer, an
employee at Hertz Rent-a-Car, about
60 or 70 students rent out of an 80-car
stock on the day before Thanksgiving.
It's probably the biggest time of the
"THANKSGIVING is usually the
biggest because a lot of students
haven't been home since school star-
ted," Spencer said.
While most students reserve Escor-
ts and Horizons at cheaper rates,
Spencer adds that full-size two-doors
like Thunderbirds and Cougars are
also in demand when the compacts


l plans vary
are out.
And if all of the smaller cars in use,
students can travel in a mid- or full-
size at the same price it would take to
rent a compact.
NEXT TO cars, airplanes are the
most popular mode of transportation
for students who don't want to drive
and can afford to take to the skies.
Ellen Migliore, a manager at the
Conlin Travel Agency on South
University, says that approximately
75 percent of her clients in the past
month have been students. As a
result, most Wednesday flights to
the New York area are booked.
Cost-saving deals, such as the $98 to
$118 round trip fare to New York that
Conlin advertises are always popular,
according to Migliore.
TO ENSURE a seat on the plane,
tickets must be purchased at least a
month in advance.
"We have a greater number of
students than at other times because
of the special fares," says Tina Huf-
fman of Arbor Travel on S. State.
Holiday rates such as $49 round trip to
New York and $29 to Chicago are
especially popular.
"You have to get arrangements
early because (the planes) fill up
early," Lehrich said. "You have to
keep calling the airline and see if
someone cancelled out to get a seat."



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aid to
Central America.



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Egyptians raid hijacked jet

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tower by radio that the hijackers
killed seven passengers.
Mifsud said one woman, most
probably an American, earlier was
shot to death and her body thrown out
of the plane. He could confirm no
other deaths, but said there may have
been."other corpses aboard."
JOEL LEVY, the deputy U.S.
Embassy chief in Malta, told repor-
ters that one of the three Americans
aboard the Egyptair jetliner was
killed. He said at least two bodies, in-

cluding that of an American, were
thrown off the plane before the
assault. Several wounded passengers,
including the two other Americans,
also were tossed off.
The Reagan administration ex-
pressing grief at heavy casualities
from the bloody assault on a hijacked
aircraft by Egyptian forces,
nonetheless expressed support for the
"difficult decision" to storm the jet at
the Malta airport.

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