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Michigan Review staff reports trashed papers
By MARC CARREL
Staff members of The Michigan Review, a
conservative campus newspaper, have said
that stacks of their publication have been
thrown out by people opposed to the paper's
LSA sophomore Seth Klukoff, editor in
chief of the Review, said he and other staff
members have seen people attempting to
"trash" the newspaper both this term and
last April, when the Review began
publishing again after a six-month hiatus.
ANOTHER Review staff member, LSA
sophomore Charles Lipsig, said at least 300
copies of the Review's January issues were
thrown in a trash can in the Fishbowl 1/2%
weeks ago. He added that he has observed
other attempts to trash the Review and that
several staff members and person no
associated with the paper have seen similar
The Review, which prints 15,000 copies
each month, circulates the papers by
placing them in public areas of the Univer-
sity and in a number of stores around cam-
"I don't think that not having our own
boxes contributed to the papers being
thrown away," said Klukoff, who added that
"we make an attempt not to put them on the
KLUKOFF said he knew some of those
who are discarding the paper but he refused
to identify them, saying only, "genrally they
are from the far left politically."
He called the alleged incidents "an
exhibition of intolerance by people who
don't agree with us," adding that this
represents a form of censorship.
"The people who trash the Review are
afriad that people will read us and agree
with us. Some of those trashing the paper
can't accept what is said in the Review and
don't know quite how to react. Rather than
reacting intelligently, such as responding
through letters, they throw away stacks of
the Review," Klukoff said.
According to Kluckoff, last April's
trashings of the Review occurred because"
a lot of people thought we were dead and
were surprised to see us back." -
This year, Klukoff said, the first issues
had been well-received, but "when people
saw the January issue with the title 'The
Changing Republic' and the tease on the bot-
tom 'Conservatism Today and Tomorrow,'
they threw them away without opening
Kuckoff said "there is a big misconcep-
tion that we are from the far right. We have
moderated. We do put in opposing viewpoin-
ts and make an attempt to be open-minded."
He added that he thinks this moderation has
encouraged more people to accept the views
expressed in the monthly newspaper.
The Review receives funds, Kluckoff said,
from outside corporations that give money
to conservative college newspapers. It also
gets some revenue from advertising, but
receives no funds from the University.
'U' Record plans to print smaller paper
By ,,7TSAN GRANT
For the ,ext two weeks, readers of
the University Record will be picking
up a smaller paper from the stands.
The weekly faculty newspaper
which is funded by the University will
contain only four of its usual eight
pages this week and next week so that
itcan stay within its budget.
THE RECORD, which covers up-
coming events, job opportunities, and
general University news, is running
on a $91,000 budget this year.
Robert Potter, the director of
University communications said the
Record published several larger
issues during the last six months and
has to compensate for the added ex-
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pense by putting out the smaller
According to Wone Lee, operations
manager of University News and In-
formation Services, which publishes
the paper, printing a four-page issue
costs about $1,600. A 16-page issue
which is the largest the Record has
published, costs about $3,500.
Woman killed in fire
An Ann Arbor woman was killed
yesterday morning in a fire at her
home on the 100 block of Longman
At 1:22 a.m., Ann Arbor police of-
ficers Frank Hoy and Mike Ritter
smelled smoke while on patrol and
traced it to the home of 45-year-old
Roberta Wasserman, Police Sergeant
Jan Soumala said.
She was taken to the emergency
room at the University hospital where
she died from her injuries.
Fire Chief John Thompson said that
the fire department has not yet of-
ficially determined the cause of the
blaze but suspects that Wasserman
might have set it herself.
Cheryl Bullard is a former ad-
ministrative coordinator for Michigan
Student assembly, where she helped
run the MSA offices. A story in Mon-
day's Daily incorrectly called Bullard
an MSA official.
THE RECORD staff is considering
a variety of other measures to ensure
they keep within the budget in the
future. One option involves publishing
bi-weekley from March through
August instead of April through
August, as they do now. Other options
include cancelling some issues or
running fewer pages in each issue.
So far no decision has been reached.
Record editor Jane Elgass said she
is concerned that smaller issues will
hinder the paper's coverage.
Although no one has complained abut
the Record's smaller issues yet, she
said that fewer pages make it more
difficult to meet the readers' needs.
THIS WEEK'S down-
sized issue contained a calender of
events, job listings, and research
deadlines, but little news, Elgass said.
"On page one, now we don't have
the freedom to include other stories
and we may not be able to cover some
at all," she said. Some of the stories
that had to be held because of the
smaller issue "may never see the
light of day," she added.
Because the Record does not have
the space to cover as many stories,
.some of them have been written up as;
press releases and have been picked
up by other newspapers, according to
NEXT WEEK, however, the Record
will publish a supplement on the
University Hospital in addition to it's
four page issue. The hospital funded
"We're just trying to save a little
money where we can," said Potter.
"We're not going to leave any impor-
tant story out. If necessary we will
print a larger issue."
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MiehCon customers to get refund
LANSING, Mich. - The Public Service Commission yesterday ap-
proved a $56-million refund for customers of Michigan Consolidated Gas
Co. and the rate-setting panel said it also wants to investigate the utility's
The PSC said the average residential customer will receive a one-time
credit of approximately $30 during the March billings as a result of the
The refund, requested by MichCon, resulted from the sale of an office
building and a significant decrease from August 1983 to August 1985 in the
level of the utility's lost and unaccounted for gas.
Meanwhile, the PSC ordered a hearing to determine, among other
things, whether $56 million is the correct amount to be refunded.
In addition, the PSC initiated a proceeding to determine whether Mich-
Con's earnings are more than the level authorized by the PSC in the com-
pany's last rate case.
Pli ppine vote count delayed
MANILA, Philippines - The National Assembly yesterday began the
long-awaited official canvass of votes in the presidential election but
called it off for lack of a quorum before a single vote could be tabulated.
The unofficial count by the government's Commission on Elections
showed President Ferdinand Marcos ahead with 5,899,873 votes or 52 per-
cent and his rival, Corazon Aquino, with 5,384,368 or 48 percent, with 53
percent of the precincts counted following Friday's presidential elec-
However, the count by the independent poll-monitoring group the
National Movement for Free Elections, or Namfrel, had Mrs. Aquino
ahead with 6,933,989 or 52 percent against Marcos' 6,281,510 or 48 percent,
with votes in 64 percent of the precincts counted. The country has 26
million registered voters.
President Reagan, responding to the taint of fraud and violence
clouding the Philippine election, asked a veteran diplomat yesterday to
go to the Pacific nation-to "help nurture the hopes and possibilities of
Walesa acquitted.of charges
GDANSK, Poland - The state dropped slander charges against
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa yesterday, and Walesa hailed the decision
as the first step toward compromise by Poland's Communist government
since it crushed the independent trade union.
At the opening day of Walesa's trial, the prosecutor said the 12 election
official who filed the complaint were "satisfied" by Walesa's statement
in court that he did not intentionally slander them when he gave voter
turnout figures for national elections lower than the official count.
The three-judge panel in Gdansk provincial court suspended the case
indefinitely, in effect ending the trial.
The case arose from an October parliamentary election boycotted by
Solidarity supporters. Solidarity set up its own voter counting operation
to counter the government's claim that the elections had wide popular
When the government said the turnout was nearly 79 percent. Solidarity
issued figures saying only 66 percent of voters went to the polls.
Walesa had faced up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of $2,900
Poisoned Tylenol kills woman
YONKERS, N.Y. - The death of a woman who took cyanide-laced Ex-
tra-Strength Tylenol capsules prbably was an isolated incident, officials
said yesterday, but stores in at least 34 states pulled the popular pain-
killer off the shelves as a safety measure.
The death Saturday of Diane Elsroth, of Peekskill, N.Y., was similar to
seven unsolved killings in Chicago in 1982 blamed on ingestion of cyanide-
tainted Tylenol capsules. Elsroth's death was listed as a homicide.
Tylenol capsules were removed voluntarily from 1,000 A&P stores in 25
states and the District of Columbia, and other stores in Michigan and
Illinois did the same. Two California chains, Vons and Ralphs, removed
Tylenol from their more than 300 stores.
No poison or tampering had been found in other bottles of Tylenol and
"there is no evidence of any bottles being involved beyond the particular
one," said Frank Young, commissioner of the Federal Fod and Drug
CIA accused of human rights
abuses in Central America
LONDON - Amnesty International yesterday accused the CIA of en-
couraging Contra guerrillas to torture and execute prisoners in
Nicaragua and blamed both government and anti-government forces for
human rights abuses.
The worldwide human rights organization's report said Nicaragua's
Sandinista government had eased some of its restrictions on personal
freedoms, including censorship and rights to strike and hold public
But Amnesty said many reported killings and disappearances remain
The London-based body said findings in its "Report on the Situation of
Human Rights in Nicaragua" were based on four Amnesty International
missions to the Central American country since the 1979 overthrow of
Anastasio Somoza's government by the Sandinistas.
Amnesty slammed the CIA's role in training the Honduran-based, anti-
Sandinista Nicaraguan Democratic Force, called FDN, for the "selective
assassination of civilian local government officials, police and military
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comment, but Norris this week denied
threatening Bullard's life.
Josephson would only comment that
MSA's steering committee would be
discussing the matter.
Because of the unexpected closed
session, MSA decided to wait until
next week to discuss a plan to pay the
assembly's president, vice president,
and treasurer through the work-study
flies to wife
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Bridge, a green metal structure
across the the Havel River between
West Berlin and Potsdam in com-.
munist East Germany. This one
came 24 years and a day after
American U-2 pilot Francis Gary
Powers and Kremlin master spy
Rudolf Abel were exchanged there.
SNOW WAS falling as Shcharansky
crossed, wearing a fur hat and a
He was met by Richard Burt, U.S.
ambassador to West Germany, and
they shook hands at 10:57 a.m. on the
span West Germans call the "bridge
A U.S. official in Berlin identified
the prisoners freed from the East as
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