The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 2,1986- Page 3
Many heard of projected winner before voting
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - More than one
voter in four reported hearing the
winner of the 1984 presidential elec-
tion projected by the news media
before casting a ballot-even when
projections had not been announced,
the Census Bureau said yesterday.
The bureau also announced that
women outvoted men for the first time
in 1984 and there was a striking in-
crease in the rate of young black voter
participation in the election.
Nationwide, 25.4 percent of the
voters surveyed told the Census
Bureau that before they went to the
polls they had heard news
organizations project that Ronald
Reagan would be re-elected as
BUT THE BUREAU went on to ask
the time of day the indidviduals had
voted, and the respondents' answers
to this question cast doubts on the
notion that people had actually heard
projections of the winner, as opposed
to reports of the anticipated victor.
"Large numbers of voters who
reported having heard a media
projection of the winner in the
presidential election also reported
having voted before such projections
were aired in their areas," the bureau
said in its study titled "Voting and
Registration in the Election of
A projection is a report stating that,
based on vote totals available at cer-
tain time, a particular candidate is
expected to win an election. It differs
from a simple report of who is leading
based on returns, but which stops
short of declaring a likely winner.
Political figures long have been
critical of projections of winners in
elections, contending that reporting
an imminent victory before polls are
closed can influence voting decisions
of people who have not yet cast their
The new report by the agency also
said overall voter turnout was up to 60
percent of registered voters in 1984, a
1 percent increase that "clearly in-
dicates a break in the long downward
The increase in voter turnout
among women came from both older
and younger women, the survey said.
Of the 5.2 million increase in women
voters between 1980 and 1984, 3.1
million were women 18 to 44 years old,
while 2.1 million were women 45 years
"Particularly striking gains were
made in registration and voting bet-
ween 1980 and 1984 for blacks 18 to 24
years old," the survey said. The
registration for the group increased
from 41 percent to 54 percent while
voter turnout increased from 30 per-
cent to 41 percent.
"Much of this increase is undoub-
tedly attributable to the vigorous
registration drive targeted at this
group prior to the 1984 election," Cen-
sus said. "That the increase in.
registration was not just a listing of,
names on registration rolls is ink.
dicated by the 11-point gain in actual.,
voting by these young blacks.
In 1984, college graduates were
nearly twice as likely to have voted*
(79 percent) as persons who had at-,
tended only elementary school (43 x
percent). Persons with four years of.
high school had a 59 percent turnout
_ _ _ R.
Overwhelming amounts of lit
around Ann Arbor
These Three (William Wyler,
1936) CG, 7 p.m., MLB 3.
Based on Lillian Heilman's The
Children's Hour. The story of a ten-
der romance between a doctor and a
teacher and of the youthful idealism
of two female educators who
establish their own school. With one
well-placed lie, a psychologically
scarredchild subjects them to a
desperate legal fight for their
Of Human Bondage (J. Cromwell,
1934) CG, 9p.m., MLB 3.
Based on a story by Somerset
Maugham, Bette Davis and Leslie
Howard star in this movie about a
doctor's infatuation with a vulgar
Enter The Dragon (Robert Clouse,
1974) MED, 7:30 p.m., Nat Sci.
Bruce Lee stars in this martial ar-
ts movie that centers itself around a
mission to break up a gang of white
slavers and drug smugglers.
The Big Brawl (Robert Clouse,
1980) MED, 9:20 p.m., Nat Sci.
Jackie Chan gets involved in a
feud between rival Chicao gangsters
in the 1930's in this martial arts
You Can't Take It With You (Frank
Capra, 1938) Hill St., 8 p.m., Hill St.
Weird and wacky but a whole lot of
fun. This movie about a bunch of
happy nonconformists explodes with
fireworks, snakes, candy, and a lot
more. Academy Award-winning.
Harold and Maude (H. Ashby, 1971)
'VTF,8 p.m., Mich.
Perhaps the blackest of all black
comedies to date. Bud Cort stars as
the adolescent obsessed with death.
Ruth Gordon plays the eccentric 79-
year-old with whom he falls in love.
Truly a cult classic.
Arvonne Fraser - "Forward
Looking Strategies for the Advan-
cement of Women to the Year 2000,"
Affirmative Action, 4 p.m.,
Genetic, and Ecological Aspects of
Differential Food Plant Use by In-
sect Herbivores," Biology, 4 p.m.,
Lecture Room 2, MLB.
Pavel Campeau - "Origins of
Stalinism," Russian and East
European Studies, noon, Commons
Room, Lane hall.
Hu-Ching Ma - "Field-Flow
Fractionation," Chemistry, 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry Bldg.
Nonequilibrium Behavior of
Polymer Glasses," Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1200 Chemistry Bldg.
Students International Meditation
Society-8 p.m., 528 W. Liberty.
Jim Rillema-"Molecular Actions
of Prolactin in the Mammery
Gland," Physiology, 4 p.m., Aud. D,
Steven Mansbach - "The Art of
Dynamism: A Text for the Future,'
History of Art/Residential College, 4
p.m., Aud. D, Angell Hall.
Mike Plemich-"Accounting in
the Future and Commodity In-
dustry," Business Administration,
4:15 p.m., Wolverine Room,
Business Administration Bldg.
Alfred Storey-"Speaking Skills,"
7 p.m., 109 E. Madison.
Omicron Delta Epsilon - 5 p.m., 201
Take Back the Night - 7:30 p.m.,
Fire Department, 111 N. Fifth.
By ELLEN FIEDELHOLTZ
Broken glass. Blowing newspapers. Used paper
cups. Students usually assocaite garbage with
New York City streets, but this spring they are
just as likely to find filth in the center of the
Campus garbage has overwhelmed grounds
crews in recent weeks due to a shortage of clean-
up personnel, according to Doug Fasing, manager
of the University's Grounds Department.
"We just don't have the staff. We are fully
aware that the campus is in bad shape," said
Fasing, who added that "places like the C.C. Little
bus stop have to be cleaned up three times a day."
FASING attributes the problem to large sums of
money that the University spent for snow
removal, decreasing the funds available for gar-
bage pick-up. Money for the two clean-up tasks
comes from the same budget allocation, he said,
but he was unable to provide exact figures.
Because of the funding problems, only five
workers are currently working on clearing up cen-
This week's spring temperatures have brought
students out in large groups, concentrating much
of the trash on the Diag, a popular spot for tanning
Debbie Isaacs, an LSA senior who was lounging
ter trash Diag'
on the Diag yesterday, said she was not surprised
by the abundance of paper. "Because of the
weather, people are spending time outside and
trashing the grounds instead of their homes," she
Michael Zegev, an LSA freshman, attributes the
abundance of litter to a lack of civic pride.
"Roughly 40 percent of the people are students
and they don't care about this city. They only go to
school here." As he was suntanning, Zegev also
complained about the scarcity of garbage cans on
Susan Loeb, LSA senior said, "when the weather
gets nice people get lazier. They tend to do what
feels good, not necessarily what is right."
Nineteen plead not guilty to trespassing
Natural Science Bldg.
By STEPHEN GREGORY
All of the 19 protesters arraigned
yesterday on charges of trespassing at
Rep. Carl Pursell's (R-Ann Arbor) of-
fice 2 weeks ago pleaded not guilty.
Yesterday's proceedings followed
Monday's arraignment of 39 of the 118
protesters arrested at Pursell's office
from March 14-18.
With the exception of Locke Ander-
son, a professor of econimics at the
University, all of the 39 protesters
arraigned last Monday pleaded not
ANDERSON said his plea best ex-
pressed the depth of his conviction to
oppose Pursell's support of President
Reagan's proposed military aid to the
Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
The aid package, which was rejec-
ted by the House of Representatives
and passed by the Senate, wil l come
up for another vote in the House after.
Dean Baker, president of Rackham
Student Government and one of the
estimated 90 University students who
were among the 118 protesters, said
he pleaded not guilty Monday because
he felt his actions were justifiable un-
der a legal tactic known as the
"necessity of defense."
. "It's not trespassing when you go
into a building to prevent a greater
harm from occurring," Baker said
referring to what he sees as an in-
crease in violence in Central
America from Reagan's policies.
Court proceedings against the,
remaining protesters will continue.
Baha'i Club- 5:30 p.m., Union.
Horseback Riding trip meeting -
Recreational Sports, 8 p.m., NCRB.
Dissertation Support Group -8:30
a.m., 3100 Union.
Ensian Yearbook--7 p.m., Student
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi
Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Michigan Gay Union - 9 p.m., 802
Conducting the Long-Distance Job
Search - Career Planning &
Placement program, 4:10 p.m.,
Student Activities Bldg.
Is U.S. Foreign Policy Consistent
With Freedom in Central
America?-Hispanic Law Students
Association panel, 7:30 p.m.,
Interstate and International Great
Lakes Water Quality
Society panel, 7 p.m., 100 Hutchins
Art Print sale - Arts and
Programming, 9 a.m., Ground flooe
Tutoring in math, science and
engineering - Tau Beta Pi, 7 p.m.,
Undergraduate Library; 8 p.m., 2332
Bursley Hall; 7 p.m., Red Carpet
Annex, Alice Lloyd Hall.
Keyboarding for Professionals -
Hdr workshop, 1p.m.
Age Issues in Management -
HRD workshop, 8:30 a.m.
Office Management Kit, Part IlI
- HRD workshop, 1 p.m.
Office Communication Skills -
HRD workshop, 1p.m.
Worship - Lord of Light Lutheran
Church, 7:30 p.m., 801S. Forest.
Impact Jazz Dance Workshop -
University Activities Center, 7 p.m.,
Holy Communion - Wesley Foun-
dation, 9:30 p.m., 602 E. Huron.
MSA asks for resignation
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Bruce Belcher, a Rackham represen-
tative. After the meeting, however,
Muenchow said he did bring it to the
RICK FRENKEL, an MSA
engineering representative who ran
on the Meadow Party ticket, said he
went into the MSA Student
Organization File, in search of the
form at the request of a constituent.
Frenkel made a copy of the Marxist
group form, he said, and gave it to the
constituent. He said that a Michigan
Review reporter ultimately ended up
with a copy of the form. The Review is
another group that Faigel may sue.
Eric Shapiro, president of SPOCK
(Students Proud of Campus
Knowledge), the group responsible
for printing the Marxist posters, said
that Muenchow "did not want a part
of it." "I paid for the posters out of my
own pocket," Shapiro said.
Jen Faigel, former presidential
candidate for the Student Rights Par-
ty, said, "I had nothing to do with it
(the resolution). "It's important for
MSA to not allow this type of thing, to
Also last night, MSA recognized
four new student organizations:
Students Concerned about University
McCarthyism, Anti-Red Baiting
Societ, Coalition Against Red Baiting,
and Students Against McCarthyism.
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