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Vol. XCVI - No. 90 Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan -

Thursday, February 6, 1986

Eight Pages

Reagan's budget
demands deep cuts

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President
Reagan yesterday followed the
glowing optimism of his State of the
Union speech with the harsh reality of
his 1987 budget - a $994 billion outline
calling for drastic cuts in middle class
programs, a continued military
buildup and no new taxes.
The president asked Congress to
have faith that his recommendations
will do the job, but many legislators
said his plan was economically
questionable and politically im-
possible.
"I don't think there are 25 votes in
the United States Senate for the
budget," said Sen. Bill Bradley, D-

N.J. And Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wisc.,
chairman of the House Armed Ser-
vices Committee, called the budget
"DBA - dead before arrival."
EVEN AN influential Republican,
Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico
chairman of the Senate Budget Com-
mittee, said the deficit goal mandated
by the new law could not be met with
Reagan's proposed spending cuts
alone. "The solution, in my judgment,
will be a revenue component (tax in-
crease) to glue it together... The time
for playing games is past," Domenici
told a hearing on the new budget.
Reagan proposed no new taxes in
fiscal 1987, though he did call for in-
creased "user fees" on federally

guaranteed loans, meat and poultry
inspections, national parks and inland
waterways.
On Capitol Hill, there were war-
nings that Reagan's budget will not
remain intact for long, and rumblings
about using specified taxes -
especially an oil import fee - to stave
off some of the harsh budget cuts
while at the same time reducing the
deficit.
REAGAN proposed cutting federal
spending on school aid from $18 billion
to $15.4 billion next year, including an
end to all financial assistance for 1
million college students and a halt to
interest-free loans for those still
eligible to borrow.

PIR GIM begins drive

or refusabi
By EVE BECKER
The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan
yesterday collected 3,200 signatures during the first day of
a petition drive that is part of an effort to change the
group's funding.
The student-run group, which works mostly on state and'
campus environmental issues, hopes to set up a system
that would automatically assess students a fee unless they
request not to be billed. If students are billed, but are un-
satisfied with PIRGIM they will be able to get a refund
said Andy Buchsbaum, PIRGIM's program director.
PIRGIM received funding for 11 of the past 13 years
through a voluntary check-off donation system on the
Student Verification Form (SVF).
BECAUSE THE group's funding contract with the
University expired last February, PIRGIM is now seeking
a majority of student support for the new fee system.
With 72 petitioners circulating in the Union and the fish-
bowl yesterday, PIRGIM gathered 3,200 of the 20,000

e ee system
signatures needed to implement a new system.
Petitioners said they were pleased with the first day's
results because they had only expected to gather 2,000
signatures.
"It surpassed our expectations," Buchsbaum said. "We
are really happy. Student support for PIRGIM was just
really strong."
THE GROUP was able to surpass its goal for
signatures despite rain yesterday and because of the in-
creased publicity from PIRGIM's recent programs,
Buchsbaum said. This semester the group has sponsored
programs on toxic waste, world hunger, and women's
safety.
"I think they're doing a lot of good for the University
and the community," said RC freshman Rebecca Morris.
"I don't see what the problem is as long as it's explained
to people that you have the option not to pay the fee."
Buchsbaum said the group made sure students under-
stood the provisions of the petition before they signed it.
See PIRGIM, Page 2

'U' students revive debate team

Daily Photo by ANDI SCHREIBER
Laurita Thomas, manager of human resources at the University Hospitals, shows a tour group a kryptonite
light in an operating room in the new hospital facility yesterday. She said the light is one of the brightestmost
precise operating lights available.

U
'U'hospital- prepare,,
By STEPHEN GREGORY
and KATIE HUTCHISON upcoming
Administrators for University The mmove
Hospitals yesterday outlined plans for ongoing proceSS.
moving an estimated 500 patients "
from the old University Hospital to - Asst
the new hospital behind it.
The move, originally scheduled for new
Jan. 4, was postponed until Feb. 14
because of fire code violations and a
lack of certification insuring that the
hospital's medical gas systems fun- correctly connected to their respec-
ction properly. tive systems.
DENNISKirkwood, an assistant Mable Craig, coordinator of the
hospital director cites one of the fire patient move, said it is scheduled to
code violations as the hospital's begin at 8:00 a.m. and is estimated to
failure to locate smoke detectors in end at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 14.
positions dictated by the state fire She predicts the move "will be pret-
code. ty continuous," . estimating a total
He also explains that the Michigan time of 12 minutes to relocate each
Department of Public Health requires patient. Two hundred employees have
that certification that medical gases volunteered to aid in the move, Craig
like oxygen and nitrous oxide are said.

s for, move
eis the last step of an
istant Director of the
University Hospital,
Dennis Kirkwood

- By GEORGE KOKKINES
A small group of students have
pooled their energy to revive the
University's debate team, which has
been inactive for six years.
When LSA sophomore Jim Speta
decided that a school as large as the
University shouldn't be without a
debate team, he set out to start one.
"A major University with such a good
library needed a good debate team,"
said Speta, who is the vice president
for finance at the University Ac-
tivities Center.
DEBATE TEAM members say
debate supplements what they learn
in class. "I get to learn about issues
that I normally wouldn't know
about," said Denise Loshbough, an
LSA freshman and debate team
member.
With the help of Steve Mancuso, a
University graduate student who
debated at the University of Kentucky
and coached at Dartmouth Univer-
sity, Speta began the search for funds.
.Speta and team coach Mancuso ob-
tained enough funding through the Of-
fice of Academic Affairs to operate
independently from any academic
department at the University. UAC
helps coordinate the team's activities
and serves as a central office for the
team's eight to ten members.

BACK IN 1892, University debate
teams began a strong and competitive
tradition, said associate com-
munications Prof. William Colburn,
who coached the debate team before it
died out in 1979. "We took a backseat
to no one when we debated," he
remembered. "We were competitive,
winning, and hard-working."
Despite strong student interest, the
team disbanded in 1979 because it
lacked funds and a faculty coach.
"The budget for the debate team
was in the communications depar-
tment," Colburn explained. "Since
most debaters weren't com-
munications majors, the department
couldn't justify funding them,
especially when the communication
concentrators needed the money.''
WHEN THE team lost funding from
the communications department, it
could no longer afford to pay a faculty
adviser - and team members were
forced to pay for trips to tournaments
out of their own pockets.
The revived debate team is off to a
smooth start. Since September, the
team has competed in major tour-
naments at the University of Ken-
tucky, the University of Virginia,
Wake Forest University, and the
University of Louisville. According to

Speta, the team has done well, win-
ning over 50 percent of their matches.
This year, college teams debate
whether more rigorous standards
should be established for all public
elementary and secondary schools in
math, natural science, and language
arts. A debate round consists of an af-
firmative and a negative team. The
affirmative team advocates more
rigorous standards while the negative
team opposes the standards.
Generally, during the eight
preliminary rounds, each team will be
affirmative four times and negative
four times.
IN- EACH of the eight preliminary
rounds, where a debater gives one 10-
minute speech and one five-minute
rebuttal to present as many argumen-
ts and as much supporting evidence
as possible. A few hundred arguments
presented in one speech is not
unusual. At the end of the eight roun-
ds, the teams with the best records
debate in elimination rounds.
The University teams have. come
close to making the elimination roun-
ds in a few tournaments. At the
University of Louisville, the teams of
Speta, LSA junior Mike Green, LSA
sophomore Eric Laumann, and Losh-
See STUDENTS, Page 3

"THERE WILL only be 70 people
actually moving the patients," she
said, adding that the remaining 130
will carry out such tasks as guiding
relatives along the route, making sure
that the "move path" is free of ob-
struction, and overseeing various
"command posts" along the route.
In addition to the volunteers, Craig
said physicians, nurses, and
respiratory therapists will man three
See NEW, page 2

I

Court proceedings
By AMY MINDELL attempting to hinder and op
Court proceedings will begin today police officer.
for 12 demonstrators, mostly Univer- PROTESTERS gathered
sity students, who were arrested the Unviersity's Office of
while protesting the CIA's recruit- Planning and Placement last
ment on campus last October. They 22 and 23. Office Director I
are the second group to be tried in Orr May read protesters the
connection with the two-day protest at act, giving them a choice of
the Student Activities Building. the building or being arrested.
Eleven of the 12 demonstrators are{ Dean Baker, Rackham
charged with violating the state Government president, was a
trespass statute. Dave Buchen, an after choosing to stay in the bu
Ann Arbor resident, is charged with But Baker said he does not

begin today for CIA recruitment protesters

ppose a
outside
Career
October
Deborah
trespass
leaving
Student:
arrested
iuilding.
feel he

broke a law. "We're students and we
can be in the Student Activity
Building," he said yesterday. May
"read the act, but she has no authority
over the hall," he added.
Dmitri Iglitzim, a third-year law
student who was also arrested Oc-
tober 22, maintains that the protesters
were not breaking a law. "We weren't
disorderly or destructive ... I had a
right to be (in the SAB) as a student, a
citizens, and a taxpayer," he said.
PROSECUTING attorney Bob

Cooper said the demonstrators were
warned and refused to leave, but
declined to comment further on the
case.
Defendants could face a 30-day jail
sentence and a possible fine if convic-
ted, said Nancy Francis, a defense at-
torney who will represent Phyliss
Flora, Dave Mikelthun, and Buchen,
the three non-students to be tried.
University students facing charges
today include Baker, Iglitzim, Hugh
McGuinness, a biology teaching

assistant, LSA seniors Carey Garlick
and Tamara Smith, LSA juniors John
Hartigan and Claudia Green,
graduate student Steve Latta, and
LSA senior Chris Faber, who will be
tried in absentia because he is in
Nicaragua.
The attorney for the students, Molly
Reno, could not be reached for com-
ment.
Several demonstrators said they
are confident they will be acquitted.
PROCEEDINGS will begin today at

9 a.m. with jury selection in the 15th
district court in City Hall. Judge
George Alexander will be presiding.
The first group of protesters to be
tried were acquitted of disorderly
conduct January 23. Peter Rosset, a
biology teaching assistnat, and one of
the four acquitted, said he will attend
the trial tomorow.
"I'm going to show support, it feld
good to see so many people at my
trial," Rosset said.

TODAY

Michigan Stadium before the ceremony. The happy
seniors will instead be escorted to their seats in-
dividually to "prevent the confusion of last- year,"
Crampton said. Otherwise, the ceremony - which will
be held at Crisler Arena in case of rain-will follow the
usual format. Graduates will wear the traditional

and roll video parties at college campuses across the
country - so Chevrolet can sell more autos to college studen-
ts. "We're reaching out with the video parties to one of
Chevrolet's special target markets - college studen-
ts," said Robert Burger, Chevrolet general manager,
in explaining how the company will "get into the act"

INSIDE-
ELIGIBILITY: Opinion speaks out on NCA's
new academic standards for athletes. See
Page 4.

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