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Ann Arbor, MI

Ninety-six years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVI - No. 101

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, February 21, 1986

Ten Pages

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ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) -
Under a dazzling Carribbean sun,
President Reagan yesterday retraced
the steps of American invasion forces
that ousted a radical Marxist gover-
nment from this tiny island 27 months'
ago and vowed the United States also
"must help those struggling for
freedom in Nicaragua." 3
In a speech to a cheering, flag-
waving crowd, Reagan likened events
in Nicaragua to those that prompted
him to order the invasion of Grenada
and declared he won't be satisfied,
"until all the people of the Americas
have joined us in the warm sunshine
of liberty and justice."
IN HIS SPEECH, Reagan said:
"Today in Nicaragua we see a chain
of events similar to what happened
here. We hear the same excuses
made for the communists, while the
people of Nicaragua see their freedom
slowly but surely eaten away."
Reagan told Grenadians "I will
never be sorry . that I made the '
decision to help you" and said thex
United States "must help those
struggling for freedom in
While making no overt threats
against Nicaragua, Reagan's
statements - particularly coming on
the site of the last open use of U.S.
military forces - could hardly be
construed as comforting to the leftist :
government 1,500 miles to the west. Doily Photo by DAN HA
REAGAN portrayed Cuba as an in- Burned
ternational menace and said
President Fidel Castro's "tyranny Michigan State's Scott Skiles drives past the leaping Antoine Joubert in
still weighs heavy on the shoulders of last night's shocking 74-59 Spartan victory at a soldout Crisler Arena.
See REAGAN, Page 5 Skiles pumped in 20 points to aid the Spartan's cause. See Pagel0
'Congressman presents
conservative outlook


to consider


University President Harold
Shapiro, forecasting tight budgets
over the next five years, said yester-
day the University will have to start
looking for new sources of revenue-
including internal reallocations-to
keep up with other top universities.
Shapiro, speaking to the Board of
Regents, stopped short of saying the
University will have to embark on
another "five year plan" of
reallocations, as it did in 1981, but he
proposed shifting funds within the
University as one way of meeting the
University's needs.
THE UNIVERSITY, in the midstof
an economic crisis, in 1984 shifted $25
million within its budget towards high
priority areas such as higher faculty
salaries. Other areas, such as the
schools of education, art, and natural
resources suffered large cuts.
But Billy Frye, the University's
vice president of academic affairs,
who engineered the reallocations,
said a rethinking of priorities does not
necessarily mean more budget cuts.

He said, for example, the Univer-
sity could give some departments
greater proportions of state
allocation increases than other depar-
FRYE ALSO SAID yesterday that

Gov, Blanchard's recommendations
for state budget allocations to the
University fell about $13 million short
of the University's needs.
Last month Blanchard recommen-
See FRYE, Page 2

Regents pass 4.9%
housing rate increase

The University's Board of Regents
yesterday approved a 4.9 percent
average rate increase for residence
halls and a 4.8 percent increase for
family housing for next year.
The approved increases are less
than the proposed ones of 5.25 and 5.4
percent respectively that came from
a study committee composed of
students and staff. The regents based
their decision on more recent infor-
mation on the cost of utilities than was

available to the committee.
THE INCREASES, which follow
last year's 4.7 percent increase for
residence halls, will cover in-
flationary costs, capital improvement
programs, and allocate more funds to
increase the number of food service
employees, said Robert Hughes,
the director of housing.
The rate hike will be effective im-
See REGENTS, Page 3

Family size influences SATs


Following a slump in the 1970s, Scholastic Aptitude Test
scores are rising nationwide because students are coming
from smaller families, and having less contact with im-
mature peers, according to a University study.
The Study also predicts that SAT scores will continue to
rise until the year 2,000, at which point they are expected
to level off and decline.
Past researchers have hypothesized a myriad of
reasons for fluctuations in SAT averages, citing drugs,
parental attention and television as influencing factors.
However, Robert Zajonc, director of the Research Center
for Group Dynamics countered, saying the size of the
students' families is the biggest influence on their per-

Children who grew up with fewer siblings experience
superior intellectual development because their environ-
ment breeds more adult qualities, said Zajonc, the author
of the study.
"The only child, for example, is surrounded mainly by
adults, whereas the third child of seven is surrounded by
intellectually immature individuals, is exposed to a less
extensive pool of words, and witnesses primarily how tod-
dleers confront the world," he said.
Older children have an advantage in being botn before
their siblings because they are initially part of a smaller
family and have more intense exposure to their parents,
Zanjonc said.
See SAT, Page 3

Philip Crane, a conservative
Republican Congressman from
Illinois, last night condemned
President Reagan's tax reform
package along with current federal
budget deficits, but he came out in
favor of other conservative proposals
such as the Strategic Defense
Speaking to an audience of around
85 law students at Hutchins Hall,
Crane, also criticized the Gramm-
Ruddman deficit reduction plan, and
described a tax plan of his own with
calls for a 10 percent personal income
tax rate.
CRANE WAS brought to the
University by the Federalist Society,
a conservative group of law students.
Although organizers expected hostile
reaction from liberal law students,
the audience response and the
questions that followed his speech

proved to be fairly tame.
Crane began his'speech by saying,
"I never intended to be in politics, and
I wouldn't recommend it ot any of
you." He said he was turned on to
politics by Barry Goldwater's
presidential campaign in 1964, being
impressed with Goldwater's straight-
forward manner.
In general, though, he criticized
politics because "too many politicians
try to pander their audience."
Moving on to current issues, Crane
called Gramm-Rudman ."an ad-
mission that (elected officials)
haven't got the guts to stand up and do
what needs to be done." He said that
increased revenue could be obtained
with a fairer tax system which would
reduce the size of the "underground
economy", which consists of business
transactions unreported to the gover-
See CRANE, Page 5

.., speaks at law school

Protestors' charges dropped

An Ann Arbor district court yester-
day dismissed charges against ten
demonstrators, mostly students, who
were accused of obstructing a, police
officer during last October's protests
of CIA recruitment on campus.
The defendants were arrested for
blocking a police van carrying several
protestors already under arrest for

their involvement in the disturbance
at the Student Activities Building.
Prosecuting Attorney Ron Plunkett
said the defendants agreed to either
pay $40 in court fees, volunteer at a
local homeless shelter, or perform 20
hours of community service. If they
fail to comply with one of these op-
tions, they can be convicted for con-
tempt of court.

PLUNKETT said he decided to drop
the charges because he doubted
whether the defendants would have
been convicted.
"I think both the University and the
city dealt with the persons properly
but juries are funny. They're very
hesitant to convict people when no one
is hurt or no property is damaged,"
See COURT, Page 5.

Sunny day
LSA freshmen Mike Lowenstein and Michelle Missaghieh read on the Diag while enjoying Wednesday's
warm weather.

'Spring' break
OICHIGAN STUDENTS leave campus en
mov tndafv fr th eha eaehe nf f t

It's a dog's life
THE FUR Rendezvous sled dog race scheduled
for this weekend in Anchorage, Alaska, has been
canceled due to lack of snow, Race Marshal Dick
Tozier said Wednesday. This is the first time in 40

he said. "I don't know if we can find any money, but
we'd like to get a little" - at least $4,000, he said.
Fun with computers
A TATTLE-TALE computer, programmed to
telephone the homes of students who skip school.

CONTINUED BLACKOUT: Opinion keeps apar.
theid in the news. See Page 4.




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