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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, January 15, 1986
Vol. XCVI - No. 74
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
By TIM DALY
A University student's mother has
helped spur the investigation for mail
fraud of a care package company that
iled to send her son a "survival kit"
during last term's final exams.
Barbara Green, an East Lansing'
resident, said she ordered a package
containing candy, gum, fruit, pencils,
and a study guide from University
Care Services, an Indianapolis-based
company. The kit, due to arrive the
week before finals, still hasn't arrived
at her son's East Quad dorm room.
INDIANAPOLIS Postal Inspector
aren Earle confirmed yesterday
hat her office is currently in-
vestigating the company for mail
"We have received a number of
complaints about the company," she
said. Although she said that Greeen
was one of the first customers to com-
plain, she would not reveal any
details about the other incidents.
If the company is convicted of mail
fraud, Earle said, the postal office
ill either prosecute or try to get a
ourt-approved sanction forbidding
the company from receiving money.
She did not know how long the in-
vestigation will last.
JOHN Ketelhut, the University's
assistant general counsel, defined
mail fraud as any attempt to
misrepresent a product or deceive a
person through the mail.
See POST, Page 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Libyan occurred at mid-day local time Mon-
jet fighters intercepted a U.S. Navy day, meaning during the early mor-
surveillance plane flying over the ning in the United States.
Mediterranean Sea off Libya on Mon-
day, prompting two American The sources said the Soviet-made
fighters to scramble from the aircraft MiG-25 fighters appeared as the EA-3
carrier Coral Sea, Reagan ad- flew over the Mediterranean waters
ministration sources said yesterday. northeast of the Libyan capital of
Tripoli and north of the Gulf of Sidra.
The Libyan fighters made no
threatening moves toward the Navy After the pilot of the surveillance
plane, which was in international air- plane detected the Libyan fighters
space, and flew back to Libya before and notified the Coral Sea, two U.S. F-
the American fighters arrived, said A-18 fighters were scrambled by the
the sources, who declined to be iden- carrier, one source said. But the
tified. Libyans had already begun leaving
The incident appeared to represent the area by the time the American
the first direct contact between U.S. fighters arrived, he added.
and Libyan military forces since The sources said the EA-3, a large,
terrorists attacked the airports in twin-engine jet packed with
Rome and Vienna on Dec. 27, killing sophisticated - electronic listening
19 people, including five Americans. gear, is often used to conduct lone
reconnaissance missions. The planes
The United States has accused can carry large amounts of fuel to
Libya of supporting the Palestinian linger in an area for sever4l hours.
terrorist faction that conducted those
attacks and has imposed a variety of One source said it was not that
economic sanctions against the North unusual for Libyan fighters to be
African country as a result. detected in the area, but he also said
According to Navy sources, the in- the two Libyan fighters that intercep-
cident involving the two Libyan ted the EA-3 "moved a bit closer to
fighters and a Navy EA-3 electronic our plane than they normally
surveillance plane from the Coral Sea do."
Daily Photo by MATT PETRIEI
The Power Center for the Performing Arts stands in reflection yesterday afternoon on Fletcher Street. I
Students cuss computer' policy
By LAURA COUGHLIN
Students at a University computer
forum last night endorsed the need for
increased computer services on cam-
pus, although some criticized the ad-
ministration's recently-enacted com-
Vice Provost for Information
Technology Douglas Van Houweling,
the man behind, the fee, joined two
other administrators in explaining the
fee as necessary for keeping up with
peer universities in computer
THE BOARD of Regents originally
approved the $50 fee starting this
term and $100 each term thereafter
last September. Student opposition
gradually developed, with some
members of the Michigan Student
Assembly urging the adminstration to
delay collecting the money until it
pursues more external funding.
But last night at Mosher Jordan
residence hall, four resident advisors
seemed excited about the prospect of
See COMPUTERS, Page 2
ST -By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
University students will join a nation-wide
celebration of the late Martin Luther King's
birthday today, which is being observed as a
national holiday on Monday for the first time.
Campus festivities will kick off at 7 p.m.
tonight with a memorial ceremony at the Trot-
THE DECLARATION of King's birthday as a.
national holiday has brought unprecedented
unity to preparation for the event, said
Lawrence Norris, chairman of the Michigan
Student Assembly's minority affairs commit-
"Although there was some scattered obser-
vance of King's birthday before it became a
national holiday, there has never before been a
united effort like this," Norris said.
Festivities will center around the theme
"Commemoration of a Dream." The Black
Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the
Black Law Student Alliance, and the Black
Greek Association organized the tribute to
"ALTHOUGH King was a minority, his
dream was to bring unity for everyone," said
Ronald Maine, a member of the Black Student
"We hope that our program will unify all," he
King's supporters struggled to establish his
birthday as a national holiday upon his death in
1968, but efforts were unsuccessful until this
ALTHOUGH past government opposition to
the holiday overshadowed support for its
national observance, influential figures - in-
cluding Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson, and
King's widow, Corretta Scott King - gathered
public support for the movement. Racial
awareness generated by attention to apartheid
in South Africa may have also contributed to
the movements eventual success; Norris said.
King's birthday today isn't the official
holiday. President Reagan delayed the gover-
nment's observance until Jan. 20 to give
workers a longer weekend.
The campus celebration continues on Friday,
when the Black Law Students Alliance will
show the movie Legacy of a Dream, a story of
King's life, at 6 p.m. in Room 100 Hutchins Hall
of the law school.
REV. JOSEPH Lowry, King's successor as
head of the Southern Cristian Leadership Con-
ference, will deliver the keynote address of the
fifth annual "Tribute to Martin Luther King"
on Sunday. The event is sponsored by Alpha
Phi Alpha, King's former fraternity, and will
be held at 7 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium.
The celebration will climax Monday at noon
with a unity march from the Trotter House to
the diag, where there will be a rally. University
Prof. Aldon Morris will speak, and Mayor Ed
Pierce will read a proclamation and present a
resolution from the Board of-Regents.
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By NANCY DRISCOLL
Some language students had to
rely on the luck of the draw last
night to win sparse spaces in first-
and-second-year French and
Last night's language lottery was
more successful than previous years
because virtually all students
crowded out of classes were able to
get into a course section.
"THERE are terms where
people's tempers get short and
everyone is uptight, including the
" eople who run it," said Helene Neu,
supervisor of elementary French
courses. But this year, only seven
students were turned away from
Students who are not able to
register into any section of a
language must attend the lottery to
be picked for the remaining spaces
opened up by drops.
Most people were happy 'when
they came away from the lottery.
"I THINK they're doing the best
,hey can," said sophomore David
Reese, who got into a 2 p.m. section
of French 101.
But those who were forced to take
early classes were no so happy with
the system. "It was very difficult to
get a class," said one sophomore
who eventually did register for
Spanish 231 at 8 a.m. "I don't see
why they can't let people into sec-
tions if there are only two people
over the limit of 25."
Catherine Masson, who teaches
French 231, said that filling up the 8
and 9 o'clock sections was difficult.
She was approached by one student
who said he couldn't attend an early
section because he has a medical
problem. "He said he didn't want to
go out in the cold," Masson said.
ONE sixth-year senior majoring in
theatre said, "It's a downright lousy
system." She was trying to get into
French 101 but didn't need it to fulfill
her language requirement, sheasaid.
Administrators said that all
juniors and seniors who needed
See LOTTERY, Page 2
to ask for
By KERY MURAKAMI
Gov. James Blanchard is expected
to recommend later this month an
eight percent state funding increase
for higher education next year, the
Ann Arbor News reported yesterday.
Such an increase would fall far
short of the $35 million, or 18 percent
increase from the state, University
administrators say they need. The
University relies on the state for over
half its general operating budget.
BUT according to the article, any
increase in state funding next year
should be appreciated. Blanchard,
unnamed sources said, will propose
an overall state budget the same size
or smaller than the current budget in
his State of the State address Jan. 30.
Increases in such politically
popular areas as education and
prisons will be made possible by cut-
ting some other areas and hoping the
number ofwelfare recipients con-
tinues to drop.
University Vice President for State
See GOV., Page 6
All quiet on the Eastern Front Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Few ventured out in the 19 degree weather with a negative one wind chill factor. Winds gusted up to 10 miles per
hour and East William and State Streets resembled those found in a ghost town.
OGS THROUGHOUT Southern California
are barking all the way to the bank these
days - to the pooch sperm bank in exclusive
just sentimental mutt owners who are reluctant to part
with their canine companions. Customers pay an initial
$185 laboratory fee, plus a $75 annual storage tab to
preserve a bit of Bowser for future generations. Repeat
visits the same year cost $175. Currently, 206 latent lit-
ters are waiting for a four-legged Miss Right.
Miaomi iU na PrCi rinf
the interdiction efforts in south Florida," he said.
But, Fitzwater said, there has been "no commitment
on either side." "At this point we would have to see
whether a cameo appearance would show the gover-
nment's interdiction efforts," he said. Bush's appearance
also would have to be "dignified," in keeping with his
office. Bush heads a presidential task force seeking to
THE KING: Opinion celebrates Martin Luther
King Jr.'s birthday. See Page 4.