The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 7, 1986 -Page 3
By PHILIP LEVY
y The University's College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts is
F enjoying a period of prosperity that
:should continue into the near
future, said Dean Peter Steiner. His
:comments came in an upbeat
speech at the monthly LSA faculty
At the sparsely attended meeting,
Steiner outlined LSA's recent
:accomplishments and projects
underway that make "last year and
this look good for the college."
Topping the list was an adjusted
budget increase of 10.7 percent,
without discounting for inflation.
MONEY WAS set aside in the.
1986-87 budget to increase faculty
salaries. A gap opened four or five
years ago between University
faculty's salaries and salaries at peer
institutions, according to Steiner.
~Now, however, that gap "has been
largely closed" and LSA has "a
salary structure compatible with the
kind of faculty we want to
maintain," he said.
Steiner said much of the increase
in faculty salaries is a result of
efforts by James Duderstadt,
University vice-president for
academic affairs, to make salaries
competitive with those at peer
,Not only are LSA faculty being
paid more, said Steiner, but the
college may be in a position to
increase the size of its faculty after
years of decline. Steiner said such
an increase is necessary "to meet
the undergraduate crunch." The
college has become more popular
,recently, as evidenced by a record
number of admission applications
THE COLLEGE is also
making gradual improvement in the
quality of its undergraduate
education, said Steiner, pointing to
more careful screening of graduate
teaching assistants and a new policy
that will help LSA to recruit better
lecturers. But, he added, freshman
and sophomores are still faced with
closed courses and a program that
Steiner noted improvement
through additional funding to the
departments of chemistry and
physics and the building renovation
and construction around campus.
Referring to the pit adjacent to the
Natural Science building - and
taking a jab at the chemistry
department - Steiner said,
"Despite rumors, we've dug to
build chemistry, not to bury it."
"The natural sciences can be as
good as they once were, but it will
be a long, slow, expensive
process," the dean said, pointing to
the "major recoveries" of the
biology and geology departments.
Even with the college's recent
gains, significant problems remain.
Steiner cited the deterioration of
buildings, instructional equipment,
and the museums as examples. He
also said the college was behind on
providing assistance to graduate
The college seems to have
profited from Duderstadt's
promotion to provost in May, a
move in which Steiner played a role
(he headed the search committee
that selected Duderstadt).
Duderstadt has made it clear in
recent speeches and in funding
decisions that he regards LSA as
central to the University and a top
state and local law enforcement
authorities raided the headquarters of
political extremist Lyndon LaRouche
yesterday as several LaRouche
associates were indicted in an alleged
nationwide credit card fraud scheme.
While hundreds of officers
searched for evidence at two office
buildings used by LaRouche-affiliated
organizations here, a federal grand
jury in Boston handed up a 117-count
indictment alleging wire fraud,
unauthorized use of credit cards,
obstruction of justice and contempt
Two corporations, three
campaign committees and 10
LaRouche associates were named in
the Boston indictment. The groups
named in the indictment are Caucus
Distributors Inc. and Campaigner
LaRouche is a frequent fringe
candidate for president who has
announced he is running for president
in 1988 as a Democrat.
Ed Spannaus, treasurer of
LaRouche's presidential campaign,
called the action a "political dirty
trick," coming four weeks before the
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Bert Te Paske-King and Regina Pakalnis, Ann Arbor residents, take their dogs Tucker and Joey, respectively,
for a walk in the sunshine. Pakalnis said the dogs have become friends. "They see each other almost every
day," she said.
Hostages in Lebanon feel French
governmnent hcaadnd wm
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Three French hostages said in a
vidotaped appeal for help yesterday
that they believe their government
has abandoned them to a slow death
and they cannot survive captivity
Islamic Jihad, the fundamentalist
Shiite Moslem group that holds the
Frenchmen and at least three
Americans, said ti would free them
if Kuwait releases 17 prisoners
convicted of bombing the U.S. and
French embassies there in 1983.
THE ISLAMIC Jihad
statement did not mention the
American captives, but the group
made the same demand in the past
in exchange for their freedom.
Copies of the 20-minute
videotape and the typewritten
statement in Arabic from Islamic
Jihad, whose name means Islamic
Holy War, were delivered to offices
of Western news agencies in
Moslem west Beirut.
Hostage Jean-Paul Kauffman, a
journalist, appealed for diplomacy
by Premier Jacques Chirac's
government similar to tactics the
U.S. government used to gain the
release of American journalist
Nicholas Daniloff from the Soviet
Union. All three Frenchmen were
kidnapped early last year.
IN A SIMILAR videotape
from Islamic Jihad last Friday, two
American hostages asked the
Reagan administration to work as
hard for their freedom as it did for
That appeal was made by Terry
Anderson, chief Middle East.
correspondent for the Associated
Press, and David Jacobsen, director
of the American University hospital
in west Beirut. Anderson was
kidnapped March 16, 1985, and
Jacobsen was abducted May 28,
Daniloff, charged with
espionage, was released in a deal
under which Gennadiy Zakharov, a
Soviet U.N. employee also charged
with spying, was returned to
Moscow and Soviet dissident Yuri
Orlov and his wife were allowed to
emigrate to the United States.
IN ITS statement yesterday,
Islamic Jihad said: "We still are
waiting for a serious move by the
French government toward the
release of the 17 strugglers in
It added: "France is capable of
solving this issue and of getting
what it wants from the countries of
the area, which will lead to the
release of three French hostages
Islamic Jihad urged France to
shun the "policy circle of the great
Satan," the name Iran and
fundamentalist Lebanese Shiites use
for the United States.
KUWAIT HAS refused to free
any of the 17 prisoners.
Nineteen foreigners are missing
in Lebanon: six Americans, eight
Frenchmen, two Britons, an
Irishman, an Italian and a South
Kauffman and fellow French
hostages Marcel Fontaine and
Marcel Carton said their
government had abandoned them
and all its pledges to help were
merely tranquilizers for their
families and the public.
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The Year of Living
Dangerously (Peter Weir,
1983), CG, 7: &9:15 p.m., Aud
Mel Gibson is an Australian
reporter who gets caught in the
whirlwind of revolution that
rocked Indonesia in 1965. A
brilliant, affecting film.
Heartbeat (John Byrum, 1979),
Eye, 8:00 p.m., 214 N. 4th.
Nick Nolte, John Heard, and Sissy
Spacek go on the road as Beat
icons Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac
and Carolyn Cassady.
razil (Terry Gilliam, 1985),
MTF, 7:45 p.m., Mich.
Monty Python's animator gives
us this tale of a chronic dreamer
trapped in an Orwellian nightmare
of a world. Watch for Robert De
Michigan Union Arts
Programs Concert of the
Month - University School of
Music, 8 p.m., Pendleton Room,
Joseph Talleda, pianist, and
Scott Wright, clarinetist, will
perform works by Brahms, Bax,
Organ Recital - School of
Music, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., &
8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
David Graff, Max Loomis,
& David Shambaugh -
Recent study and research
experiences in China, noon
brown-bag, commons room, Lane
Albert G. Richards -
"Hidden Beauty in Flowers
Revealed by X-ray," Science
Research Club, 7:30 p.m.,
Chrysler Center Auditorium, N.
and Hows of Home Buying,"
7:30-9:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Y.
C. Miller - "Strategic
Planning," 4:15-p.m., 1018 Paton
Accounting Center, Wolverine
J. Higgins, Delta Sigma Pi
Business Fraternity - "What
Interviewers Really Look For,"
4:15 p.m., Hale Auditorium,
Assembly Hall Building.
H. Horowitz - "Fluoride: Too
Much or Too Little? An Update
on Measuring Fluorosis," 4 p.m.,
W. Kerr -"What Happened at
Chernobyl?" noon, International
M. Sommers - "The Effects
of Apical Cochlear Lesions on
Thresholds,"12:30 p.m., 4054
Kresge Hearing Research Institute.
J. Moore - "Project
SERAPHIM: Achierving the
Computer's Potential in the
Chemistry Curriculum," 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry Building.
Know the Code - 7 p.m.,
Red Carpet Lounge, Alice Lloyd.
Adopt a Political Prisoner
of Apartheid - 7 p.m., RC
Auditorium, East Quad.
CEW Job Hunt Club -
noon-1:30 p.m., 350 S. Thayer,
Relations Society - 7 p.m.,
room 25, Angell Hall.
Sandinistas shoot down
Contra plane, killing 3
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Catherine's College, one of 35 colleges that make up University
of Oxford. Courses are in modern British history, literature, and
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP)-
Sandinista troops shot down a Con-
tra rebel cargo plane in southern
Nicaragua, killing its three crew-
men, the Defense Ministry said
But a Sandinista military source
in Juigalpa, Ann Arbor's sister city
and the regional headquarters near
where the plane was downed, told
reporters the three victims of the
Sunday afternoon incident were
foreigners and that a fourth person,
an American, survived and was
The government's Voice of
Nicaragua radio said the plane was
shot down about 128 miles north of
San Carlos, near the Costa Rica
border. San Carlos is 91 miles
northwest of Managua.
It is said the plane was believed
to be a propeller-driven DC-6.
Capt. Rosa Pasos, Defense
Ministry spokeswoman, told the
Associated Press there was no
confirmation of reports from the
area that several people, including
an American, survived and were
captured. She said three bodies were
found in the plane.
She said the nationalities of the
victims were unknown, and the
details of the incident were sketchy.
No one who was authorized to
comment could immediately be
located at the U.S. embassy. The
United States has supported the
Many of the planes are kept in
an airfield in southern Hounduras
that was upgraded by U.S. troops
during military maneuvers. The
Honduran air force also uses the
airfield, located near Aguacate.
There have been reports the
rebels recently completed two new
airstrips along Nicaragua's southern
border with Costa Rica.
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