Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 19, 1986
By MITZI LAWRET
Many freshmen may t
Orientation process to the Unive
only of three frenzied days:
highlighted by 8 a.m. placementf
Michigan Freshman Conne
helps orientate new students thr
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University's Student Organ
Development Center tries to h
discover the 1niversity wit
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develop an organization
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n (MFC) was enhance t
MFC is designed to be a social,
al, and a campus connection for The founders of the orgnaization see it as
mitted Freshmen. The group aides an on-going orientation process to the
nt in discovering the University University.
eing overwhelmed by its vast size "The group is a student organization that
rings. MFC concentrates on functions to address the needs and concerns
g leadership and communication of freshman," said Dave Watters, an LSA
Freshmen organize the activities, senior and students advisor for the group.
workshops.Group divided into two Freshmen are faced with situations that are
ttees; social and resouce confusing and often times frustrating to
s. DOC also provided input as to them. Even the simple task of registering for
eetings, etc.--won'nt now, have classes can be a frustrating event, but MFC
dviser- The goal of MFC is to prepare confronts and deals with such issues.
to move on to other campus Watters said the best way for freshmen to
tions. (make aware of campus confront their confusion is to discuss it with
ions) Regardless as to whether a their peers.
chooses to particiapte in other
ions, it is MFC's hope that each Anne Hoogart, RC sophomore was last
will come away with skills that will years Publicity Director. She said the
heir college experience. experience was a very positive one.
COMPILED FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS
Shultz to demandDaniloff' s
freedom from Soviets today
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State George Shultz will confront Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze head-on today with a demand to.
free American reporter Nicholas Daniloff, and is ready to cut short their'
summit planning session unless he gets a satisfactory reply, U.S. official") ;
Another U.S. official who demanded anonymity, said Shultz was,
prepared to end the discussion "after five minutes" if Shevardnadze di&:;A
not provide an acceptable reply. ,..f
In New York, the chief Soviet U.N. delegate, Alexander Belonogov,..
condemned the U.S. decision to expel 25 members of his diplomatic staff,.
He said the U.S. order was aimed at torpedoing a U.S.-Soviet summit.
In Moscow, Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachev yesterday denounced the
correspondent for U.S. News & World report as a spy and suggested the
United States had exploited the case to try to spoil superpower relations.
As tensions rose, the Soviets exchanged barbs with the Reagan ad-
ministration yesterday over the U.S. expulsion order.
Shevardnadze, arriving at Andrews Air Force Base on the eve of the
two-day meeting with Shultz, called the expulsion-illegal and also "A bad
Arms contractors overcharge-.
WASHINGTON - Defense contractors are still overcharging the Pen:
tagon by millions of dollars a year despite stepped-up auditing, they
General Accounting Office and Pentagon auditors agreed yesterday.
The waste arises because contractors are not providing enough infor.
mation to the Defense Department in cases where non-competitive con-
tracts are awarded, the two agencies told a House subcommittee.
In a review of 19 contracts awarded between 1982 and 1986, "we found;
problems in all 19 contractors," said a report by the General Accounting
Office, the congressional investigative agency.
Frank Conahan, head of GAO's national security branch, told the sub-
committee that the GAO review of the 19 contractors showed that "prices
may be overstated by as much as $14 million because contractors did not,
disclose pertinent pricing information" to Pentagon contract reviewers.
The Reagan administration, as part of its Pentagon spending buildup/''
has increased the number of audits to try to catch contractors that cheat;
the government. But William Reed, director of the Defense Contract
Audit Agency said, "one of every two contractors selected for Defense-
Contract Audit Agency audit were found to be defective," during fiscal
State extends Medicaid funds
man kills French military officer
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Jacques) Chirac know our next
responsibility in rocket and
T' he ti r s t cai m of blow will be more crippling," said bombing attacks last May on the
responsibility for the the caller, who did not say what U.S., Japanese and Canadian
assassination came from an the group wanted. embassies in Indonesia.
anonymous telephone caller to a LATER, a caller to a Western The second caller threatened
Western news agency in Beirut. news agency office in Paris all French diplomats, French
He said the assassination was claimed that Goutierre had been President Francois Mitterrand
carried out on behalf of the killed by Anti-Imperialist and Chirac, and demanded
Revenege and Justice Front, a International Brigade release of three comrades jailed
previously unknown group. "revolutionaries." in France, including George
"Let (French Prime Minister That group had also claimed Ibrahim Abdallah, reputed leader
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Abdallah's release has also
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focuses on environmental issues,
was removed from the SVF.
The group had used a refusable
check-off system that also allowed
students to get their money back.
Judy Hyslop, PIRGIM's vice-
president, predicted that Regent
Deane Baker(R-Ann Arbor),
who originally sponsored the
bylaw allowing this collection
system, may vote to rescind it
when the regents meet today.
To change their method of
funding back to a negative check-
off system, the group had to collect
petitions with signatures of at
least half of the student body. The
petition drive ran from February
to April and yesterday PIRGIM
members presented University
President Harold Shapiro with
nine binders containing petitions
with 16800 student sigiiftues
MICHIGAN Student ssembly
President Kurt Munchow
pledged his support to PIRGIM on
behalf of students who signed the
petition, saying "PIRGIM's
refusable fee would be the only
one where students can choose not
But when Regent Baker asked
Muenchow about his personal
views toward PIRGIM,
Muenchow refused to comment.
Ann Arbor City
Councilmember Kathy Edgren
presented the regents with a letter
from Mayor Ed Pierce pledging
his support to the group.
SOME OF THE testimony
about PIRGIM was negative.
Physics graduate student Steve
Angelotti, the last person to speak
during the open comments
session of the meeting, accused
the group of "not being completely
open about the petition" to people
who signed it. He asked the
regents why PIRGIM should be
granted . special funding
Angelotti cited a court case
which labeled a New Jersey PIRG
"a special interest group with a
fixed political agenda" and then
asked thetregents to oppose the
funding move and remove the
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LANSING, - Medical services for Michigan's estimated 900,000
Medicaid recipients will continue until at least mid-November under d-
compromise approved yesterday by a House panel.
Lawmakers agreed to delay a final decision on state-paid abortions un-
til after the Nov. 4 election, opting instead for a temporary extension of
health care payments to the state's poor, disabled, and elderly.
Without a Medicaid budget for the next fiscal year, funds would have'
run out Oct. 1.
The House Appropriations Committee voted 16-2 to transfer $125 milliorf
from other Department of Social Services accounts into the Medicaid ac- '
count, a move approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Com.
The transfer scheme may face a court challenge, however, from,
lawmakers who have led repeated drives to stop state-paid abortions.
Sen. Jack Welborn, (R-Kalamazoo), and Rep. Fred Dillingham, (R-
Fowlerville), pillars of the Legislature's anti-aborton faction, said they,.
have enlisted the aid of the lawyers to support their belief the transfers,
violated procedures set up in the Michigan Constitution.
State orders AIDS testing
LANSING - Prostitutes and marriage license applicants could be for--
ced by doctors and judges to take AIDS tests under a pair of bills the state
House approved yesterday by a more than 2-1 margin.
Supporters said the bills sent to the Senate would help control the
spread of the deadly virus and help save lives.
But gay rights and civil liberties spokesmen said the legislation would
brand AIDS victims with a scarlet letter while doing nothing to cure the
The House approved 68-29 a bill allowing doctors to require AIDS tests E
for marriage license applicants. Representatives voted 75-22 for a
measure giving judges the authority to demand prostittes by tested for
the incurable disease. They were among a dozen bills introduced to deal'
Prospective spouses should know if their mates have AIDS because-
"that may be a death sentence," said state Rep. Bill Bryant Jr., (R-
Grosse Pointe Farms.)
But Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) countered, "Are we going to
move with hysteria in a way that will brand people and not allow them to"
VP Bush confirms flood aid :
SAGINAW - The thousands of Michigan residents and businesses'
damaged during torrential rainstorms that swept the state last week will
get federal disaster aid, Vice President George Bush said yesterday.
Arriving in Saginaw after other Michigan and Indiana stops, Bush con-
firmed that the federal government would offer aid.
"President Reagan today declared 22 counties in Michigan as eligible
for federal disaster assistance to be used to help state and local recovery"
efforts from the flood," Bush said. "Now that the floodwaters are'
receding, the federal government joins state and local agencies in helping
to repair the enormous damage done by the severe storms that began on
Earlier in the day, Bush said he was certain federal assistance would
be available for the soggy central Michigan region, part of which he plan-
ned to tour with Rep. William Schuette, (R-Mich.).
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