Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVII - No. 24
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Doily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 7, 1986
By DOV COHEN
A man, known to West Quad's
Wenley Hall residents as "the
lounger," apparently lived in
Wenley's TV lounge for a month
before he was arrested by the Ann
A memo from Resident Director
Patricia Armstrong told residents
"the lounger... hid his belongings
under the tiers in the TV lounge,
'used the facilities' on court floor,
and even let Jon Gant (a resident
advisor) into the building once."
"HE ACTED like he belonged
here so nobody questioned him,"
said a resident who only identified
himself as Chris.
About three weeks ago, West
Quad resident Neil Roseman
thought he had lost his keys. A
few days later a stereo receiver, tape
deck, answering machine, $30 in
change, and $300 worth of clothes
were stolen from his room, he said.
The man's belongings apparently
included clothes stolen from
Roseman, an LSA sophomore..
At first Roseman only thought
his answering machine, receiver,
and tape deck were gone. Then he
saw the man wearing his clothes.
ROSEMAN visited the lounge
one morning to buy a pop. "A
guy's sitting there watching TV at
7:30 in the morning. I looked at
him and he's wearing one of my
shirts. I didn't think much of it at
the time. I didn't know my shirt
was missing at the time," he said.
After the incident Roseman
returned to bed. "Then I woke up at
9:30 and realized he was wearing
my shirt. I looked through my
wardrobe and found my clothes and
money were missing," he said.
About a week ago, "the lounger"
See MAN, Page 2
By EVE BECKER
Ann Arbor City Council-
members unanimously approved the
renovation of the B'nai Brith Hillel
Foundation building at last night's
meeting. The plan adds13,000
square feet in a three story addition
to the Hill Street structure, and
costs $3 million.
Hillel, the University's second
largest student organization, is
planning to renovate the 36 year-old
building to include office space for
twenty student groups, a new
movie theater for the Hill St.
Cinema, a larger library, study
rooms, and banquet rooms.
In September, Hillel gained
necessary approval from the Ann
Arbor Zoning Board of Appeals and
the Ann Arbor Planning
Commission for zoning variations
because the addition conflicted with
city codes. The Zoning Board
granted variances to allow the
addition to have 10 fewer parking
spaces than the required 73, and
narrower land buffers.
"It's clear that the Hillel
expansion is a good idea, it's a very
See CITY, Page 2
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Soviet submarine, apparently
doomed from the moment it
experienced a fire and explosion last
Friday morning, sank and was
abandoned by its crew early
yesterday morning in the western
The Soviet news agency Tass
said no lives were lost when the so-
called Yankee-class submarine went
down around 4 a.m. EDT, and the
Pentagon said it had no reason to
doubt that statement.
THE VESSEL sank in
waters 18,000 feet deep about 1,060
nautical miles to the east of Cape
Hatteras, N.C., or roughly 600
miles east of the island of Bermuda.
A Soviet merchant ship, which
earlier had been attempting to tow
the vessel, collected survivors and
remained in the area yesterday, the
Two ranking U.S. military
officers said the sinking posed no
threat to the environment, even
though the submarine was powered
by two nuclear reactors and carried
up to 16 nuclear-tipped, SS-N-6
The warheads atop one of those
missiles could very well have been
blown into the sea and sank when
the submarine experienced a fire and
explosion while submerged on
Friday, said Vice Adm. Powell
Carter Jr., the staff director for the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
CARTER AND Lt. Gen.
Richard Burpee, the director of
operations for the joint staff, said
the sinking was observed on radar
and intermittently by the crew of a
Navy P-3 reconnaissance plane
through the light provided by flares
Fly, be free!
LSA Freshman Colleen Riley found this pigeon outside the MLB yester-
day. Riley said she has raised pigeons as pets.
fired by the Russians at the scene.
A U.S. ocean-going tug was
also near the scene at the time -
about 48 nautical miles to the
southwest - and offered assistance.
But it was told to remain clear, the
The two officers, . while
stressing that they couldn't say for
sure, said it appeared the crew of the
submarine never gained control of
leaks caused by a fire and explosion
on Friday. That fire apparently
began with the liqiud-fuel
propellant for one of the missiles
and "the force of the (resulting)
explosion was enormous," Carter
said. Carter speculated the initial
explosion, which ripped apart one
of the heavy metal hatches over a
missile tube, also damaged the hull
below the waterline or ripped apart
the interior, sea-water piping
ASKED IF THE United
States might be interested in
recovering the vessel, Burpee
replied: "No, that's a Soviet
Soviet Sub Sinks in
the Atlantic Ocean U.S.S.R
U.S Atlantic "
Arrow points to the approximate location in the Atlantic where a disabled
Soviet missile-carrying submarine sank early yesterday morning.
responsibility if they want to
Carter added that because of the
vessel's age - the first Yankee-
class submarines were built in the
1960's - the Pentagon had not
learned anything "of any military
significance" in monitoring the
Pentagon sources who
requested anonymity said the
Soviets are not believed to possess
any vessel capable of lifting a
vessel of that size to the surface.
But Carter said the Soviets do have
a small submersible capable of
diving to such depths to study the
THE SOVIET news agency
Tass, which reported earlier that
three men had been killed in the
initial fire, announced at midday
yesterday (Eastern time) that the
submarine had gone down. It said
the crew had been evacuated and that
there was no further loss of life.
By MARTIN FRANK
University Prof. Carl Cohen
blasted opponents of animal
research in his article that appeared
in the New England Journal of
Medicine. Cohen said animals
don't have rights, thus removing
any moral question about
researching with animals.
Cohen, a philosophy prof., said
only humans are entitled to rights
because they can "make moral
claims against one another."
"ANIMALS lack this capacity
for free moral judgement. They are
not beings of a kind capable of
exercising or responding to moral
claims. The assertion that all
animals, only because they are alive
and have interests, also possess the
'right to life' is an abuse of that
phrase, and wholly without
warnt,"he wrote in the October
2nd issue of the journal.
Eileen Liska, a representative of
the Michigan Humane Society
disagrees with Cohen's arguments,
calling him "morally bankrupt."
"Professor Cohen stands alone in
his beliefs; I don't know many
philosophy professors who would
agree with him," Liska said.
LISKA sees animal research as
an "unfortunate necessity," but she
draws the line on animals who
must painfully suffer through
University experimenters do not
really look for alternatives to using
animals for research projects, she
says. "Because (researchers) can get
dogs and cats so quickly and
cheaply from pounds, there is no
motivation to find other sources."
The Director of the University's
Unit for Laboratory Animal
Medicine, disagrees with Liska,
however. Prof. Daniel Ringler said
the pound animals University
researchers purchase for $40 each
would be killed anyway.
"IF THESE animals are
brought to the University, bott
humanity and the animal kingdoim
alike can benefit from our
experiments on them," Ringler
added. He stated that if the
University were to breed its own
animals, it would cost seven to 1(
See 'U,' Page 5
&,Senat e hopeful
Polluck iv vulnerable
By STEVE KNOPPER
A nine-part national television series narrated by a University
professor is expected to spark controversy when it is aired on The
Public Broadcast System channel tonight.
The first segment of "The Africans," narrated by Political Science
Prof. Ali Mazrui, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. on WTVS, channel 56. The
series is accused by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH),
a former sponsor of the program, as being "anti-Western."
DEBRA BELLER, manager of' publicity at WTVS in Detroit,
said the NEH takes issue with parts four and nine. It charges that part
four, "Tools of Exploitation," is anti-Western, and that part nine,
"Global Africa," glorifies Libyan leader Moammar Khadafi.
Beller defended both episodes, saying of part four: "There's not much
good you can say about slavery" and of part nine: "It put Khadafi in
context as a player not a pawn in world affairs."
See PBS, Page 2
By MICHAEL LUSTIG
Republican state senate candidate
Dale Apley criticized his opponent,
incumbent Lana Pollack, last night,
saying: "she is not an effective
legislator at all."
Speaking informally at a "meet
the candidate" reception last night at
the Michigan Union, Apley said
many bills Pollack has sponsored
"required no leadership to move
through" the Legislature and most
of the things she has sponsored
have ended up staying in
RESPONDING to Apley's
charges of ineffectiveness, Pollack
said, "I think he is getting desperate
and I feel badly that he has sunk to
personal campaigning. Maybe he
is young and doesn't understand that
people don't follow negative
Last night's event, sponsored
by the College Republicans,
concluded Apley's four-day "Walk
About 25 people, mostly
Apley's staff and members of the
College Republicans, greeted Apley
with a pop and cheese reception.
Apley did not make a formal
speech, but casually spoke with the
people in the room. He refused to
discuss student-related issues,
saying he will address student
issues tomorrow when he speaks to
a current issues class at 11 a.m. in
room 35 Angell Hall.
THE object of last weekend's
walk, according to Apley, was to
meet as many people in the district
as possible. The path of the 75
mile walk included stops at several
high schools. Apley said he was
"pleased with the reception along
Apley is running in the 18th
Senate district, which includes all
of Washtenaw County.
He said he first got interested in
politics while working for State
Sen. Nick Smith and "decided I
wasn't satisfied with what I saw. I
was raised that if you sit back and
gripe, nothing will be
MUCH OF Apley's contact with
the University so far has been
through the College Republicans.
He said he wants to learn what
issues are important to college
students and is in the process of
creating a student task force
including student representatives
from the University, Eastern
Michigan University, Washtenaw
Community College, and
Concordia College. He has asked
the Michigan Student Assembly to
appoint two University students to
serve as representatives on the
... wants to unseat Pollack
committee and has asked for two
students from each of the other
colleges in the district. Apley
stressed that the task force should
Apley, who never mentioned
Pollack by name, specifically
attacked her vote for a single
business tax credit which would
benefit small firms involved in
high-technology research and
See APLEY, Page
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article said. Darrell Wilson, an assistant clinical
professor who headed the research team, said the
study did not examine reasons for the link between
height and IQ, but he speculated that children of
different heights are treated differently by adults.
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out of mushrooms. It's called the "mushroom
cannon" and scientists at the department's Eastern
Research Center in Philadelphia are declaring it a
boon for both growers and packagers of
mushrooms. Michael Kozempel, a chemical
engineer at the center, said he sees the "puff-dried"
mushrooms that the cannon produces being used as
RESEARCH GUIDELINES: Opinion calls for open
discussion of research projects. See Page 4.
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