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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 14, 1986

Two vie for RSG


With two presidential and vice-
presidential candidates for this year's
Rackham Student Government elec-
tions, officials are hoping to attract a
.larger number of voters.
Two students from the Institute of
Public Policy, Peggy Kuhn and Bart
Edes, are running together as a
challenge to current president Dean
Baker and vice-president Thea Lee.
BAKER SAID, "I'm glad for a real
race," and believes that a contest for
the presidency will increase voter
participation. In last fall's elections,
in which six representatives were
elected, only 91 of over 3600 eligible
students voted.
Kuhn and Edes decided to run

because they object to the "radical
nature" of the current RSG. They
do not approve of RSG prioritizing
national and international affairs
ahead of student concerns.
Edes sees the current RSG as a
"clique" who represents the opinions
of a small minority of Rackham stud-
ents. If elected, Kuhn and Edes will
commission a poll of Rackham
students to lc rn what the students
want to have done.
RESPONDING to Kuhn and Edes'
charges of radicalism, Baker said
that RSG "represents a distinct
viewpoint - that of graduate studen-
ts." He mentioned the Code as an
issue of particular concern to RSG.
Baker also cited Strategic Defense
Initiative military research on cam-

pus for specific criticism. He said that
the budget cuts made in Federal
programs for education, contrasted
by an increase in the defense budget,
should be of concern to graduate
students because many of them
receive some kind of financial aid and
could be affected by the cuts.
Baker sees the political mood of the
campus becoming more conservative.
If re-elected, he will "continue to keep
RSG a voice for alternative viewpoin-
ts," because he believes it is impor-
tant for varying opinions to be heard.
Current RSG representatives Sherri
Moses, Mark Weisbrot, Gus Teshke,
and Debbie Geis are running for re-
Weisbrot is the only representative
facing opposition. Erik Stalhandske,

a graduate student in the Institute for
Public Policy, and Mark Greer are
running against Weisbrot for the two
seats alloted for the social sciences.
Rackham School students are
classified into five divisions, and each
division has two representatives rnn
the RSG. In the upcoming elect
students in three of the divisions
be filling posts: Physical Science as
Engineering, Social Science, a >
Humanitites divisions will be eligi -
to elect representatives. All of the
nearly 6,000 students will be eligible to
elect the president and vice-president.
Polls will be open February 18 and
19 in the Union near the MUG Comons
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in the lobby
of the Rackham School building from
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

State allows 'U' to use kidney machine

State and University Hospital of-
ficials settled on a last minute
agreement alleviating a public com-
pliance hearing on the hospital's
latest acquisition, the lithotripter.
The lithotripter, a kidney stone
crushing machine, was acquired by
the hospital earlier in the year without
the necessary permit to use it for
billing purposes.
STATE Department of Public
Health officials issued the hospital a
compliance order to insure that the

hospital would use the machine solely
as a research tool until approval for
billing is granted by the state.
Hearing officer Frederick Griffith
said the two sides were able to agree
on the compliance order mainly
because the hospital agreed with the
terms. "This is not uncommon," Grif-
fith said, "very often the two sides
will come in and reach an
Marvin Bromley, an assistant at-
torney general said there were details
to be worked out on the compliance
order. He said the terms of the order

would mandate that, "the hospital can
use the machine on human subjects
only under research protocol." This
means patients cannot be billed for
HOSPIT, attorney Edward
Goldman said the compliance order
was not completely worked out yet,
but he predicted that it will be issued
soon. "We didn't do anything behind
the state's back," he said.
Goldman said there will not be a
problem adhering to the compliance
order because the hospital will not bill

patients until it gets the :permit.
"There is plenty of research to do
with this machine," said Goldman.
He added that he hopes the hospital
will get a quick decision on a cer-
tificate of need, which is required for
the permit.
Yesterday, the Attorney General
set the date for the decision at March
24th. If the permit is denied to the
University Hospital Goldman said the
decision will be appealed until the
hospital has exhausted its "entire
rights of due process under the law."

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Dept. lightens major
to ease requirements

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department is not able to offer.
In 1979 the departments of Jour-
nalism and Speech communications
were consolidated to form the depar-
tment of communication. Stevens
said that the curriculum and concen-


.. -- --... .- - -- -- ---- - - - -......,. tration has been revised once since
- ;th e n .
COOK~Ai cOn March 26, 1985, the curriculum
' ยข I committee met with Stevens, Marzolf,
w I and professor Howard Martin to
NIGHT OWLS TAKE A STUDY BREAK! discuss the proposed revisions.
Buy 2 or more of Mrs. Peabody's cookies The committee asked, in terms of
or brownies after 9:00 p.m. and get
a FREE beverage! an ideal liberal arts education, what
COUPON MUST BE the department hoped a concentrator
Open till 11 p.m. daily PRESENTED WITH PURCHASE would gain from communication.
715 N. University OFFER VALID THROUGH Isi htt~ r
761 CHIP DFF E ROU 5 Stevens said that students are taught
f about communication as a process,
V r with critical thinking about media and.

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its role in society.

Rudi Lindner, chairman of the
committee, questioned the use of
multiple choice tests in course 103.
Stevens responded that the use of
multiple choice tests is a result of the
large size of the class and that it
produces an eveness of grading.
Responding to a request from
associate dean Jack Meiland for more
data, Stevens wrote in a letter dated
September 27, 1985 that the departem-
nt conducted a review of the average
GPA for communications concen-
trators for the 1984-85 academic
"One important issue was the mat-
ter of grades and the impression left
by 'anecdotal evidence' that our cour-
ses are 'unreasonably easy,"'Stevens
wrote in the letter.
The average GPA for com-
munication concentrators was 2.85
during the 1984-85 academic year, in
the middle of the statistical LSA and
University averages, Stevens wrote.
"We think this study...shows that
Communications has average
University of Michigan students, who
appear to perform fairly consistently
in comparison with their colleagues in
the college.''
Woman raped
An unidentified 27-year-old woman was
criminally sexually assaulted yesterday
at 2:00 a.m. on the 300 block of North State
St., Police Sargeant Jan Soumala said.
Soumala added that the assault was
under investigation.
Traffic violators elude
Two unidentified males escaped
apprehension by Ann Arbor police
Wednesday after they ran a red light
and failed to stop when police flashed
them down.
The suspects ran a red light at the
intersection of Liberty and Division
and "fled at a high rate of speed"
when police attempted to pull them
over, Soumala said.
The police pursued the vehicle until
the intersection of Thompson and
Packard where the suspects then
elluded the officers on foot.
Soumala added that the police still
have not apprehended the suspects.
-Stephen Gregory
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Second poison Tylenol found
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A second bottle of contaminated Tylenol was
found yesterday and authorities said it was purchased a few blocks from
the store that sold a bottle of the painkiller linked to a cyanide-poisoning
death last week.
M -, Moran, a spokesman for Westchester County, said the second bot-
tle apt rently had been purchased at a Woolworth's in Bronxville, a few
blocks .rom the A&P where the first bottle was bought. Moran said he
had no other details about the second bottle.
Diane Elsroth of Peekskill died Saturday at the Yonkers home where her
boyfriend, Michael Notarnicola, lived with his parents and brother.
Stephen Lewis, a lawyer for the Notarnicola family, said yesterday he
had been assured by the FBI and Yonkers police "that no one in the
family is a suspect."
Miss Elsroth's death prompted thousands of stores nationwide to pull
the painkiller off the shelves and recalled the 1982 death of seven Chicago-
area residents who died after taking cyanide-tainted Tylenol.
Iraq launches attack on Iran
Iraqi forces launched a two-pronged counterattack in a bid to halt a
major advance by Iranian troops who crossed the Shatt al Arab water-
way near the Iranian city of Khorram-shahr, Iraq said yesterday. Iran
charged Iraq with using chemical weapons.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Valaati sent a message to U.S.
Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar complaining that Iraq had
used chemical weapons in the latest flareup in fighting in the 5-%-year-
old Persian Gulf war and warned Iran may "retaliate."
The latest fighting, which escalated early this week, reportedly has left
thousands dead and wounded on both sides.
Iran said the Iraqis had used mustard gas, nerve gas and cyanide
derivatives, inflicting "respiratory malfunctions, sore eyes and skin bur-
ns among Iranian soldiers." Iran said 17 Iranians had died and another
1,500 suffered burns and respiratory malfunctions.
Govt. may indict baggage
handlers for drug smuggling
MIAMI - Reports that the government may indict up to 50 Eastern
Airlines baggage handlers on cocaine charges have dealt the reeling
airline another blow at the worst possible time, employees said yester-
"We don't need this kind of thing and with everything else I just hope
the sooner we can clear this up and put it behind us, the better," Eastern
baggage handler Ray Barreto said at Miami International Airport.
In Washington, Justice Department officials were aghast yesterday
over statements by the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration
that led to expc ire of an undercover investigation into alleged cocaine
smuggling by Eastern Airline baggage handlers in Miami, sources said.
A federal grand jury in Miami is receiving evidence in the case, and the
investigation, which has involved the use of undercover operatives, is
continuing, said several law enforcement sources here, who spoke on
condition they not be identified.
Neo-Nazi given light sentence
SEATTLE - A judge yesterday handed down a lenient sentence of five
years in prison to the alleged "banker" of "The Order" who t ned in-
former and helped break up the violent neo-Nazi gang's aims fo. a white
supremacist revolution.
U.S. District Judge Walter McGovern, who last week dealt harsh sen-
tences of 40 to 100 years to 10 convicted Order members, cut in half a
federal parole board's recommendation that he sentence Kenneth Loff to
10 years in prison.
"I'd just like to apologize," Loff told the court before his sentence was
announced. "I'm very ashamed of myself. I hope during the past year
I've shown that I love my country and I didn't mean to hurt anybody."
He pleaded guilty before the trial to one count of conspiracy and
prosecutors dropped a second charge of racketeering against him. Both
charges carry a maximum 20 year sentence.
House approves cutting state
income tax by .5 percent
LANSING - The House pproved a bill yesterday to roll the state in-
come tax back to 4.6 percent by March 31, six weeks later than the last
date the Senate wanted, but House leaders said they are open to com-
Meanwhile, the governor's office and House leaders rebutted
suggestions by Senate Republicans that Michigan has violated the
Headlee Tax Limitation Amendment to the state Constitution.

The House compromise to roll back the current 5.1 percent income tax
rate in March - not Feb. 14 as the Senate recently proposed - was
passed on a 90-16 vote. The date for a rollback has been the major stum-
bling block in the debate.
"The date has been changed to get agreement, because without
agreement there will be no rollback," Rep. William Bryant (R-Grosse
Pointe Farms) told House Republicans who called for a retroactive Jan. I
rollback. In an earlier House bill, the date was May 15.
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