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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, February 13, 1986


Vol. XCVI - No. 95

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ten Pages

to evaluate
State and University Hospital of-
ficials will meet today for a complian-
ce hearing that will determine
whether the hospital can use its
iewly-acquired kidney stone
machine, the Lithotripter.
Frederick Griffith, the hearing of-
ficer for the case, said that the
hearing would determine if the
hospital had properly gone through all
the channels in filing for a permit to
use the machine.
THE HOSPITAL has been ordered
by the state Department of Public
Health not to bill patients for the use
f the machine until the agency
decides whether to issue the hospital a
permit. The hospital acquired the $1.7
million machine without obtaining
certificates of need, which are
required for any expenditure over
According to University hospitals
spokesperson Evelyn Neuhaus, the
hospital has submitted an application
for a certificate of need. She said that
at least eight other hospitals around
*the state have submitted certificates
of need for the machine, which uses
shock waves to disintegrate kidney
stones without surgery.
"The real issue is whether the
hospital has gone through the right
channels," Griffith said. If the hospital
has done so, he added, the hearing
would bring it one step closer to get-
ting the permit by March.

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Aino won vote

Philippine opposition candidate
Corazon Aquino may have won her
bitter election campaign against
President Ferdinand Marcos, but
may still lose the victory because of
massive vote fraud, according to a
panel of local experts.
The four panelists, who included a
University professor and journalist in
residence, cited statistics from Nam-
frel, an independant group monitoring
the election, that showed Aquino win-
ning 60-65 percent of the vote. They
cautioned, however, that fraud and in-
timidation by Marcos' supporters may
lower Aquino's share of the final total.
FINAL results will be tabulated by
Cmelec (Committee on Elections), a
government group that is controlled
by Marcos.
EDILBERTO de Jesus, a professor
at the Asian Institute of Management
in Manila, told an audience of nearly
100 during last night's discussion at
Rackham Auditorium of his personal
tragedy in the affair.
"Listening to television news last
night, I learned that a friend had been
shot by parties identified with police
forces," began de Jesus, who is
currently a Fulbright journalist-in-
residence at the University.
"HE WAS ONE of the youngest
Filipinos to serve as a provincial
governor of a whole province. He also
directed Corazon Aquino's presiden-
tial campaign for his whole provin-

ce." De Jesus added that during the
opposition campaign, seven of his
friend's followers were also shot in an
He followed the statement by asking
the members of the audience to rise in
silent prayer for the people who have
died in the opposition party's attem-
pts to combat Marcos's 20-year reign
as dictator of thePhilippine3. De Jesus
said over 100 people have died during
the campaign.
The day before his friend's death, a
"sniper killed a young boy and woun-
ded two others as they were ap-
pearing at a mass for Aquino
followers in a football field," de Jesus

said, adding that the sniper fled in a
Mercedes Benz.
Another panelist, Melinda Quintos
de Jesus, an associate editor of the
Philippine alternative weekly
newspaper Veritas, spoke about the
role of the church and press in the
recent elections.
Quintos de Jesus concluded that
while recent opposition papers have
risen in response to newspapers con-
trolled by wealthy Marcos supporters,
the power of the Philippine alter-
native press is limited by lack of
finances and threat of governmhent in-

Marcos will win by
fraud, Filpinos fear

Although Philippine voters went to
the polls six days ago to elect a
president, the election's outcome still
remains uncertain.
President Ferdinand Marcos has
turned the election dispute over to the
nation's parliament, two-thirds of
which he controls. That move has con-
firmed the fears of local Filipinos that
Marcos will fraudulently win the elec-
tion. In the event of a Marcos victory,
opponent Corazon Aquino has

promised to lead daily public protests.
ACCORDING TO political science
Prof. Gary Hawes, Marcos will not
stand for the demonstrations, and will
"turn loose the military, and they will
declare martial law, . or some
derivative of martial law."
Marcos previously declared martial
law in 1972 to quell riots, demon-
strations, and bombings. "When mar-
tial law was declared (in 1972), in the
beginning it was peaceful," said LSA
See LOCAL, Page 2

Edilberto de Jesus, a professor at the Asian Institute of Management in
Manila, speaks about the role of business in Philippine politics at
Rackham last night.

-MSA asks Norris to appear before committee
K7E'~ 7 ~AKIt 5- . r... 1.


The Michigan Student Assembly late Tuesday night
accepted its steering committee's recommendation to
ask for the resignation of Lawrence Norris, MSA's
minority affairs committee chairman.
Norris, however, was asked to appear before the
steering committee - made up of MSA's president, vice
president, treasurer, and committee chairs - by Sun-
day "to give his side of the story," said MSA Vice
PPresident Phillip Cole.
THE COMMITTEE will then decide whether to
recommend Norris' dismissal to the rest of the assem-

Norris refused to comment yesterday.
The committee on Sunday recommended Norris'
resignation based on allegations that he has not represen-
ted the interests of minorities other than blacks,
physically threatened former MSA administrative coor-
dinator Cheryl Bullard, and is employed by the Univer-
sity's key minority affairs administrator.
COMMITTEE members felt Norris's work/study job
with Niara Sudarkasa, the University's associate vice
president for academic affairs, may be a conflict of in-
terst with his MSA position, Cole said.
"We're asking Norris to give us more information
about exactly what is the nature of his duties for

Sudarkasa," Cole said.
Cole said steering committee members also want to
hear Norris' responses to complaints from other
minority leaders that MSA ignores the interests of non-
black minorities.
COMMITTEE members, however, already feel that
Norris' alleged threatening of Bullard "is totally inap-
propriate," Cole said.
According to a statement by Bullard distributed to the
assembly Tuesday night, Norris confronted her in her
office "and proceeded to poke a finger in my face, use
abusive language, and threaten my life." Norris was up-
set, Bullard said, after she had learned of his job and

told MSA President Paul Josephson. Norris later
apologized for his actions but denied he threatened her
Josephson and Cole said yesterday they feared the
Norris controversy would foster impressions that MSA
is racist or that blacks cannot handle positions in the
assembly. Last year, Randy McDuffy was fired from his
post as minority affairs committee chair for misusing
MSA funds.
ON TUESDAY, MSA also accepted Bullard's
resignation. Bullard, who coordinated MSA's offices for
three years, resigned last Friday after she was
See NORRIS, Page 2

Students adjust to jobs, studies

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They're everywhere. Frantically flipping hamburgers
in the MUG. Checking ID's at the door of Doolies. Sear-
ching for English novels during book rush at Ulrich's.
Despite the University's strong acadenic pressure, at
least 20 percent of the students here attempt to balance
their studies with a part-time job, according to Sergei
Shishkoff, an LSA general counselor.
STUDENT JOBS encompass a wide range of fields -
perhaps most often the food industry - and local em-
ployers' understanding of students' conflicting priorities
"Students are available, want to work, and they're easy

to find," said Carol Homkes, manager of the Crown House
of Gifts.
Homkes cautioned, however, that her student em-
ployees often prove less dependable than non-students
because of "exams, sickness and wanting a weekend off
here and there."
HOMKE POINTED to the perpetual student conflict
between jobs and demanding classwork. For many
students, studying takes priority.
"Sometimes it's hard to do both. Studies have to come
before work," said LSA freshman Alison McBroom, who
is a secretary at the Institute of Social Research.
See STUDENTS, Page 3

State universities may
lose $7 million in aid

Administrative and legislative
delays may prevent state universities
from using $7 million allocated by
Michigan's legislature for financial
aid programs.
Five million of the $7 million was
allocated for a new work-study
program, and the remaining $2
million was set aside for a new
grant program for part-time
THE legislature allocated the
money last July as part of the Higher

Education Appropriations Bill which
sets aside funds for financial aid
programs, such as grants, and
scholarships, and work-study.
Although funds for other programs
under the bill have been released, the
money for the new programs can't be
used until legislation allowing its
release has been passed.
Lynn Borset, assistant director of
financial aid at the University said
that work-study and the part-time
grant programs have followed an
unusual path in the state legislature.

"This year they did things backwar-
ds. Usually a law is passed and then
dollars are appropriated for it. This
year $5 million was appropriated and
now they're working on a law.
IT IS uncertain what portion of the
money the University would get, Bor-
set said.
State Rep. Mary Brown (D-
Kalamazoo), sponsor of the House
work-study bill, plans to meet with
State Sen. Bill Sederburg (R-E. Lan-
sing), sponsor of the Senate works-

Coffee break
Ann Arbor resident Sonya Warner takes a break from the cold weather to enjoy a cookie at Kresge's.

Couzens confusion
GROUP OF Couzens dormitory students are
once again angry at building director Jerral Jack-
son although this time the dispute does not relate
to the dorm's controversial no-kegs alcohol

but Couzens students said he told them that the mural
had never been approved by a previous.building direc-
tor. "He thought it was inappropriate," Morrow said,
explaining that Jackson symbolically associated the
painting with death and disliked this connotation.
Jackson then held a meeting with the hall, students
said, and told residents that they could put the mural
back up if they repainted the words 'The Morgue' in a

ts improve their grades. Instead, children whose
parents are firm, yet encouraging and communicative
score the highest marks, according to Stanford Dor-
nbusch, a professor of human biology and sociology.
"The linkage between parental reaction and grades
was moderate in strength but very consistent for all
ethnic groups and income levels," Dornbusch said.
"Parents who get visibly upset make the situation wor-

BN's 88.3 hours of fund-raising radio
programming. See Page 7.



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