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Ann Arbor, MI

Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, January 27, 1986

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Vol. XCVI - No. 82

'U' senior
dies after
28 days
in a coma
Juliette Shankland, a senior in Near
fastern studies and psychology, died
ast Friday. She lapsed into a coma
Dec. 30 after a car accident in which
she was critically injured.
"I still can't believe it's real," said
senior Sherko Filo, one of Shankland's
friends and the driver of the car. "She
was too young to die. She was almost
going to graduate. I still can't believe
it happened."
YPSILANTI Police Officer Virl Yek
*aid Mazetler Walker, 39, drove
through a flashing red light on Dec. 30
and struck the car in which Shankland
was a passenger, forcing both
vehicles to spin out of control. Walker,
and passengers Charles and Clarence
Wilson received minor injuries.
Walker was declared legally intox-
icated at the scene and will face a
hearing on charges of manslaughter
Feb. 5, according to Yek.
Shankland, senior Adrianni
3uonarroti and Filo were all taken to
St. Joseph's Hospital. Buonarroti suf-
fered a cracked pelvis and is still on
crutches. Sherko received minor in-
SHANKLAND, Buonarroti, and Filo
were on their way to Filo's apartment;
to watch movies when Walker's car
hit them at the intersection of
Hamilton and Harriet Streets in Yp-
"The moment I got out, I saw them

Eight Pages
Students in
iby araly
against U.S.
From the Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya - Hundreds of
students chanting "Down, down
U.S.A." massed yesterday outside the
Belgian Embassy, which represents
United States interests in Col Moam-
mar Khadafy's North African coun-
The students shouted themselves
hoarse, calling President Reagan
"the aggressor." Their enthusiasm
decreased when a light rain began to
THE STUDENTS were not violent
and made no attempt to storm the
Belgian Embassy, on the third floor of
a crumbling apartment building near
the harbor. Members of civilian
"people's committees" wearing of-
ficial armbands kept order on the
fringes of the crowd.
A Belgian official said the students
"have once again missed their real
target. They don't seem to know that
the embassy's American interests
section still operates inside the old
American Embassy."
The old U.S. Embassy, in Tripoli's
Dahra Section, has been closed since
1981. It now flies the Belgian flag and
few Libyans seem to know that
Belgian officials carry on American
consular business there.
ANTI-American demonstrations
frequently gather in front of the
Belgian Embassy.
Before their demonstration, the
students met for two hours yesterday
with Western reporters in a classroom
at Tripoli University and discussed
what the students called "American
imperialist threats" such as the
current U.S. 6th Fleet naval and air
exercises off of Libya.
The students chose the Belgian
Embassy to demonstrate because
Libya has no direct diplomatic
relations with the United States and
U.S. interests are represented here by-
Belgian Ambassador Roland Burny.
RELATIONS between the United
States and Libya have been tense sin-
ce President Reagan banned U.S.
commercial ties with Libya, charging
it supported Palestinian terrorists
responsible for the Dec. 27 airport at-
tacks in Rome and Vienna that left 20
people dead,. including five

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Roy Tarpley (42) fights for loose ball with Michigan State's Scott Skiles (4) and Mario Izzo (55). Tarpley fouled
out early in the Wolverines' 91-79 loss.

MSU tops Blue, 91


... defended by Libyans
Khadafy has said Libyan suicide
squads would be let loose in U.S. cities
if Reagan mounts a retaliatory attack.
"The Libyan people are ready for
death," student leader Ahmed el-Hadi
told reporters yesterday. "We are
prepared to fight back against
American aggression even though we
know America is a superpower. We
are prepared to die for our cause.
"WE HAVE taken this decision
freely by ourselves. The Libyan
people is the only free people in the
whole world."
An eight-foot portrait of Khadafy
looked down from the classroom wall.
Students asked the reporters, "Why
does President Reagan hate the
Libyan people?"
When the reporters said Reagan
probably has no hatred for the Libyan
people but blames Khadafy for
shielding terrorists, the students
shouted, "It's not true, it's a lie!"
The reporters were taken to the
university by the Information
Ministry and were greeted by studen-
ts who chanted pro-Khadafy slogans
for 15 minutes while shaking their
fists in the air.
At the end of the inconclusive
discussion, el-Hadi announced that
the students had decided to stage a
spontaneous demonstration against
Reagan in front of the Belgian Em-
bassy and present a petition to Burny.

iruwiug beer btLes~i~ U ou thir
cr,"i said Fb.t"Noe of themr By TOM KEANEY misses," said Gary Grant, who had
btresd o . co e overtos tee EAST LANSING - You can hate the impossible duty of guarding
botheredoing." him if you want. You can criticize his Skiles, "and he wasn't missing
wve were doing." o at o a rtczi tonight."
A native of Charlotte, North coach for keeping him on the team. To his credit, Grant was all over
Carolina Shankland transferred to But Saturday night you had to admire Skiles, putting a hand in his face,
Gabumpin him andkn eventuallynfouling
the University as a junior after Scott Skiles. bumping him, and eventually fouling
studying for a-year in Romania. -As a The 6- guard scored 40 points an out on account of the hot-shooting
student in Near Eastern studies added eight assists, taking Michigan Spartan. But nothing worked.
Shankland had an interest in learning State to a 91-79 upset victory over THE WOLVERINES tried putting
Arabic, and had planned to study the Michigan before 10,004 at Jennison the bigger Antoine Joubert on him in
anguage this summer in Jordan with Field House. hopes that size would cool him down.
a scholarship she was offered. SKILES SIMPLY shot the -lights They tried putting the even taller Glen
ACCORDING to senior Near out, going 15 for 20 from the field, and Rice on him in hopes that height and
Eastern studies student Sara Yildiz ten for 11 from the free throw line. quickness might do the job. But
Velanovich, Shankland wanted to go duss eerier gThes weren bomb long nothing worked.
to graduate school after studying in range projectiles. The kind you cant He just kept pouring them in the
Jordan and get a PhD. defend. basket. Right corner, left corner, top
See 'U,' Page 3 "You can't do anything unless he of the key, the concession stand -
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lt of detailed information about hundreds of requests each day for free
a school and every course it offers, catalogs, but has limited automatic
are fast going the way of the free lun- mailings to admitted students who
ch. have paid their deposits, said un-
rI the past, high school students dergraduate admissions director Cliff
could get free college course catalogs Sjogren.
by writing for them. "Flagship state universities are en-
4- ~ Now, a prospective applicant most joying a wave of popularity. We have
toi f re often will be sent much slimmer, to keep from drowning in requests,"
flashier "viewbooks," promotional he said.
brohurs wth eneal nfomaton Nearly all colleges still send
brocure wit geera infrmaionthousands of free catalogs to high
Q d about financial aid, admissions school guidance.offices. And students
caja s1 ( requirements, the school's will almost always get a free catalog
philosophy, and life on campus - but See COLLEGES, Page 3
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everywhere he put the ball up became
another 'X' on the statistician's court
"Scott, I only have to play you one
more time, thank God," said
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder as
he passed Skiles in the hall after the
"THERE'S NO question that was an
All-American performance," Frieder
added later. "He just took over the
game. Exactly what I feared hap-
"We can't handle them on the
perimeter if they're ahead."
Suffice it to say, Saturday was the
brightest moment of Skiles' collegiate
career to date. Even better than his
See SPARTANS, Page 8

Housing modifies RA selection

'Hail Mary
From 30 to 60 mostly non-student
demonstrators held signs and
rosaries and said prayers outside
Angell Hall last Friday and Saturday
to protest the showing of Jean-Luc
Godard's controversial film Hail
The film was sponsored by Cinema
II and the Ann Arbor Film,$o-op, as
part of the Ann Arbor Co-op's "Ban-
ned Film Series." It sold out for all
our campus showings.
It depicts a contemporary version

sparks c
of the life of Mary and Joseph. The
Pope has urged Catholics not to see
the film, which shows the Virgin
Mary nude.
DENOUNCING the flim as
"blasphemous" and calling them-
selves "real Roman Catholics,"
demonstrators tried to convince
students that the film represents "the
work of the devil."
Organizers of the film's showing
said they received a letter
threatening them with spiritual dam-
nation if they went ahead with it.
Demonstrators warned that God
would destroy theaters that showed

the movie.
None of the demonstrators said
they had seen the film. "We can't,"
said demonstrator Pat Bragel. "The
Pope condemned the film."
NO GROUP took responsibility for
the demonstration; although in-
dividual members of "Our Lady of
the Roses" and the "Blue Army" par-
ticipated. Many of the demonstrators
said they had heard about the protest
from friends.
For the first showing, residents of
Detroit, Redford, Wayne, Westland,
and Farmington Hills organized to
See 'HAIL MARY,' Page 3

Candidates for resident advisor positions will find the
application process more standardized this year, as a
result of what housing officials say is an effort to save
students and staff time.
Ruth Addis, assistant director of residence education,
said the changes are also an attempt to make the process
consistent from hall to hall.
"WE WANT consistency betweensbuildings on those
things that can be consistent," Addis said. "We wanted to
elminate some of the duplication in the process."
In previous years, residence halls exercized autonomy
in the RA selection process. Repetition resulted because
candidates had to go through the entire selection process
for each hall in which they were interested.
This year, however, the candidates will remain together
through the first stages of training and evaluation.
Yesterday 187 students attended the first of two
residence hall staff informational meetings in the Modern
Languages Building. The second meeting will be
tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Next month, all candidates will participate in a general in-
terview and two class sessions before any cuts or inter-
views at specific dorms, Addis said.
CANDIDATES will be evaluated on the basis of their
communication skills and potential to work effectively with
"We are not looking for ready-made experts, but we
want to see how they approach the job and learn about the

job," said Marvin Parnes, assistant director of residence
Staff evaluations will be translated into a score which
will be combined by computer with the candidates' hall
preferences, said Addis. Candidates' preference will be
obtained at the interview and second class session.
ON THE basis of this computerized score, each hall will
enter the process by inviting the candidates for additional
interviews. Not all candidates will receive invites and this
will constitute the first cuts of the process.
Those who make it through first cuts will go through
more interviews with the student staff of each dorm.
Resident directors will make the final decisions.
In addition to the benefits of consistency and time-
saving, housing staff say the new selection method should
place more emphasis on training at the early stages of the
selection process.
"THE WEEK of orientation when school starts is not
adequate for RA training," said Paul McNaughton, an
East Quad RD and member of the Housing Division's
Training Advisory Committee,
In the new process, candidates will learn about plan-
ning, group process, and dealing with problems at the in-
troductory level. This has the added bonus, Parnes said,
that even those who are not accepted for actual positions
will learn some leadership skills.
Although new to the University, the selection method as
been used with "great success" at other universities, in-
cluding Purdue, Ohio State University, and Eastern
Michigan University, Addis said.
THINKING: Arts previews Detroit's WHAT IF
THINKING. See Page 5.


residence hall during his proposed visit to the U.S. The
letter, drafted by RHA member Haran Rashes, was
sent to the Soviet mission in New York City. "Dear
General Secretary," the letter reads, "The Residence
Halls Association of the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, Michigan would like to invite you to visit our

harmony. Many of our students at the University of
Michigan believe that we have a common goal; to live
in a world without a constant threat of nuclear destruc-
tion. We urge you to visit us and get to know us better.
We hope that you will consider our invitation to come
and spend some time living with our students." With an
nffer lke that whn needs the Hnidav Tnn? Rut RHA

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