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Ninety-six years of editoria/ freedom


Vol. XCVI -No. 118

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Doily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, March 25, 1986

foresees "producti
By AMY MINDELL Duderstadt emer
and CAROLINE MULLER candidate for the
University President Harold Shapiro during the natio
yesterday announced that he will Frye's replaceme
recommend James Duderstadt, dean The president used
of the College of Engineering, for the ch firm - or "hea
position of vice president for are nicknamed -
academic affairs and provost.
.The appointment is contingent on
the approval of the Board of Regents, N e
which will convene April 17. Duder-
stadt would succeed Billy Frye, who is
leaving in May to become the dean of By KEE
the graduate school and vice A series of
president for research at his alma engineering college
'mater, Emory University in Atlanta. his selection as t
FRYE'S position is generally con- president for acad
sidered the University's No.2 spot. the Board of Rege,
Shapiro said he looks forward to largest concerns ar
working with Duderstadt, and he may be necessary

ye times ahead." replacements. He
ged as the leading search committee
post last October faculty members,
nwide search for Shapiro to aid in th
nt, Shapiro said.. DUDERSTADT
an executive sear- yesterday and una
dhunters" as they ment.
to find potential The regents me

Duderstadt for

Ten Pages

also appointed a session at their meeting last Friday to
made up of eight discuss Frye's replacement. Regent
one student, and Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor) declined
e selection process. to speculate on the board's decision
was out of town but said of Duderstadt, "He has a
available for com- capacity for leadership, energy,
drive, and a strong commitment to
t in a closed-door the University."

Regent Veronica Smith (R-Grosse
Isle) was also pleased with the
recommendation. "His scientific and
engineering background will add a
new dimension to the position," she
FRYE called Duderstadt a "won-
derful choice" for the post.

Michigan Student Assembly
President Paul Josephson, the student
member of the selection committee,
said Duderstadt was not the best ap-
plicant for the job. He said he was
concerned that Duderstadt would not
seriously consider the assembly as
See SHAPIRO, Page 5

w 'U' vice president will face old challenges

tough decisions awaits
e Dean James Duderstadt if
he University's new vice
emic affairs is approved by
nts next month. Among the
re budget reallocations that
y in the face of dwindling

sources of income for the University.
"The budget is certainly one of the things
he'll have to deal with," University President
Harold Shapiro said yesterday, following a
reception for current Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye. Frye is leaving in
May to become vice president for research and
graduate studies at Emory University.

THE ACADEMIC affairs post deals largely
with the University's budget, and Frye's term
in office will be remembered largely by the
"five-year plan."
The plan, which began in 1981, redistributed
$20 million in University funds to "higher
priority" areas such as equipment, and higher
faculty salaries. The schools of education,

natural resources, and art received large
budget cuts as a result of the plan.
At December's regents' meeting, Shapiro
forecasted a tight University budget over the
next five years. Expecting inadequate state
funding and reduced federal funds due to
budget balancing efforts in Congress, Shapiro
said the University will have to find new sour-

U.S. warplanes attack

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - American war-
planes attacked two Libyan ships and
a shoreline missile site yesterday af-
ter Libyan forces fired six missiles at
U.S. planes that had crossed Col.
Moammar Khadafy's "line of death"
in the disputed Gulf of Sidra, the
White House said.
Presidential spokesman Larry
Speakes said one of the Libyan vessels
was a patrol boat that he said was
"dead in the water, burning" and ap-
parently sinking. "There are no ap-
parent survivors," he said, adding
that the vessel normally carries a
crew of 27.
SPEAKES disputed Libyan claims

ships, nssile site
that three American jets had been until a sixth Libyan missile had been
downed by the Libyan air force. "We fired at American targets.
have no reports of any U.S. While he denounced Khadafy's
casualties," he said. government as "an outlaw regime
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary and up to no good," the presidential
Caspar Weinberger said a second spokesman said the United States did
Libyan ship also was hit by U.S. fire not attempt to provoke the Libyans.
and that "first reports were that it "We were there on a peaceful exer-
was severely damaged." cise...to transit in international
He said damage to the Libyan water," he said. "We will continue to
missile site on the shore was still operate in those waters," he insisted.
being assessed. KHADAFY CLAIMS the entire U-
IN A BLUNT warning to Libya that shaped gulf as Libyan waters, but the
the United States does not consider United States recognizes only the
the episode closed, Speakes said, "We standard 12-mile limit set by inter-
now consider all approaching Libyan national law.
forces to have hostile intent." In response to a question, Speakes
He said the U.S. force held its fire said, "I can't characterize it as war"

City Council rejects Huron Plaza

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Freshman phenom
Wolverine freshman Jim Abbott tossed four no-hit innings as Michigan crushed Grand Valley, 7-0, in the first
game of yesterday's doubleheader. Abbott, in his first appearance at Ray Fisher Stadium, struck out four and
recorded the win.
MSA candidates battle for votes
in heated pre-election debate

The Ann Arbor City Council voted 7-3 last night to reject
a proposed Huron Plaza conference center and hotel.
Councilmember Dick Deem (R-Second Ward) was ab-
The center would have contained a 400-room, 14 story
hotel, a conference center for about 1,500 people, and a
retail area. It would have been built on the corner of
Huron and First Streets at a cost of $50 million.
COUNCILMEMBER Jeff Epton (D-Third Ward) voted

against the plan, saying that a city transportation study
incorrectly concluded that the project would not increase
the flow of traffic into surrounding residential areas.
The study was based on a proposed Packard
and First Street bypass, a costly project, which still needs
careful study, Epton said.
Although city merchants predicted that the project
would revitalize the downtown area by increasing traffic
flow to the are and creating clerical and food service jobs,
Epton said the advantages would not be worth all the
See CITY, Page 2

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Accusations of "red-baiting,
livened up a debate last night between
candidates for Michigan Student
Assembly president and vice president.
on the eve of the assembly's annual
Representatives from four parties
spoke to an audience of about 60 at a
small auditorium in the School of
THE ISSUE that stirred the most
controversy was an allegation that
Jen Faigel and Mark Weisbrot, the
presidential and vice presidential
candidates for the Student Rights
Party, were members of an
organization called the "Marxist
Faigel and Weisbrot were two of six
MSA officials who signed a student
organization registration form for the
arxist Group. Four of their op-
nents - Mark Soble and Marc
Strecker of the Indispensable party
and Kurt Muenchow and Darrell
Thompson of the Meadow party -
signed a resolution urging the Studen-
t Rights candidates to explain the
registration form at last night's
During a five-minute introductory
speech, Weisbrot stood up and unbut-
toned his shirt to reveal a t-shirt em-
blazoned with the words, "Sure, I'm a

signed the form said it was common
for MSA officials to put their names
down on an organization registration
sheet if it was not completely filled
out. That practice was ended last
Weisbrot last night referred to the
Marxist Group resolution as "red-
baiting" and said, "This should not be
tolerated in an academic com-
ALSO AT last night's debate, Soble,
a dark-horse presidential candidate,
emerged as an impressive speaker a-
nd entertainer. In an attempt to poke
fun at the assembly's bureaucracy,
Soble repeatedly dropped a huge pile
of papers consisting of MSA's con-
stitution, compiled code, and the
University administration's drafts of
the proposed code of non-academic
Soble is known for his support of the
code, a group of rules that would
govern students outside the
classroom. He has even written his
own version of the code.
Soble said he believes the code
would protect students, not repress
them as opponents of the code have
charged. Soble also said MSA should
steer clear of "political" issues.
Daily staff writer Marc Carrel
filed a report for this story.

teaches with
Students who study a foreign
language just to fulfill the University's
requirements may feel more inspired
after taking a class from a professor
" who compares learning languages to


Marxist" below a picture of the Marx
ACTUALLY, Faigel and Weisbrot
signed the form so the Marxist Group
could maintain its status as a student
organization but neither Faigel nor
Weisbrot were or are members of the
The other assembly officials who

mastering a musical instrument.
Relying on liberal doses of laughter
and close contact with students,
Russian Prof. Natalie Challis spreads
her love for Russia to her students.
Enthusiasm virtually radiates from
her as she talks about teaching.
"TEACHING Russian is like
teaching a most beautiful musical in-
strument and I rejoice when students
succeed," says the soft-spoken
Challis, a plump woman in her mid-
Although Challis was born and

Daily Photo by CHRIS TWIGG
Russian Prof. Natalie Challis shares the love she has for the Russian
language with her students. She said she rejoices when they succeed in

See PROF., Page 3

Not worth the wait
The Lbled comet that mystified generations of people
with a daytime brilliance rivaling the sun itself hasj
defied space-age stargazing with one of its least daz-
zling nassages in thousands of years. More than 200

in its 76-year orbit through our celestial neighborhood
as a white dot without its celebrated tail. "We brought
out binoculars and we can see it, but it's not very spec-
tacular," said Susan Covey, of Newark, Del. But Covey
said she was glad her son Greg, 9, was able to see the
comet. "He'll be 85 when it comes back." Others said
that if they had known the comet's tail would not be
clearly visible or the flash in the sky would be less

at the top of the monument were lifted out of their
wheelchairs are carried down 897 steps by rescue
workers, National Park Service officials said. The
other people stuck at the top also used the steps to
leave the century-old tower. Twenty-five other tourists
were stuck in the elevator car when it stopped, but they
left through an escape hatch in the car without any
problems, ark service rangers said. The two

FAIR ELECTIONS: Opinion criticizes unfair
campaign tactics in MSA elections. See Page




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