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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 14, 1986
Heat roblems
Electrical damage to the
Stockwell heating system has left 'I've had three nights wh
residents out in the cold for the past
week as other dorms turned their and I couldn't work here'
heating on for the winter.
The electrical damage was
incurred when the University's new
phone system was installed over the
summer, according to Marion
Evashevski, Stockwell housing
director. Roxana Block, director of
University telecommunications, be on by last night.
said, however, that she has not S T O C K W E L L remains th
heard about the damage to the only University dormitory whos
heating system. heating system has yet to be turned
Although the repairs have fallen on, according to David Foulke
behind schedule, Evashevski re- associate director for University
mained optimistic that repairs housing business affairs. The othe
would be completed soon. She said dormitories turned on their heat
the damage was discovered last approximately one week ago, he
week and she hoped the heat would said.

chill Stockwell



here I couldn't sleep here
a Stockwell resident

although the building has been cold
in the past week, most residents
have found some way or another to
stay warm. While many residents
put on sweaters and coats, "we had
a hot chocolate party the other
night," she said.
One Stockwell resident, who
asked not to be identified, said
staying warm has not been as easy
for her. "I've had three nights where
I couldn't sleep here and I couldn't
work here," she said, adding that
she is going to request
compensation for the time she has
missed sleeping and studying owing
to frigid temperatures.


Evashevski said that while the
building is noticeably cold, she has
received only six complaints from
residents. Although certain rooms
are more affected by the cold
weather than are others, the
building is not unbearably cold, she
Karen Peterson, LSA freshman
and Stockwell resident, agreed that

Ann Arbor-Detroit train plan derailed

A proposal for a commuter train
to travel between Ann Arbor and
Detroit has been rejected by federal
officials, who said it was not
financially feasible.
The $35.7 million commuter
train was proposed by the South-
eastern Michigan Transportation
Administration (SEMTA) to tran-
sport Ann Arbor residents to their
jobs in Detroit. SEMTA initially
estimated that up to 3,000 com-
muters would ride the 10 trains
"We don't have the money to
operate the trains," said Mike
Niemann, manager of commu-
nications for SEMTA. Citing the
high costs of maintenance for the
trains, fuel prices, and wages for
conductors, Niemann said SEMTA

could not have maintained service
for many years without federal aid.
IN 1983 the Urban Mass Tran-
sportation Administration (UMTA)
granted SEMTA $3 million to
begin planning for the trains. To
date SEMTA has used $250,000 of
that grant, and Niemann said
UMTA recalled $2.75 million of its
original $3 million grant award on
Sept. 30.
The federal government rejected
more funding for SEMTA until a
local transit tax was levied on met-
ropolitan Detroit communities for
the commuter train.
Ann Arbor City Administrator
Godfrey Collins said he didn't know
if the city would be willing to tax
residents to help finance the train.
"That's a political situation we
haven't talked about yet," he said.

* According to Niemann, Detroit
has no advanced transportation
system to link the downtown area
with the suburbs. "We are the only
major metropolitan area in the
country that doesn't have local
transit taxes," he said. And, in the
face the rejected proposal, he said,
"We expect the plans to be on the

back burner until we have enough
money to run the trains."
The proposed commuter train
link between Detroit and Ann Arbor
would also have served the Detroit-
Chicago Amtrak routes, with a new
station for both SEMTA and
Amtrak to be built in the Joe Louis
parking garage in Detroit.

NATO upset
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -
America's NATO allies expressed
disappointment yesterday that
promising arms reduction in -
itiatives were derailed at Reykjavik
by a dispute over "Star Wars" and
urged the superpowers to move
quickly toward reaching agreement.
The allies, briefed on the week -
end superpower summit yesterday

1by dispute
by Secretary of State George
Shultz, expressed particular disap -
pointment that an agreement was
blocked to rid Europe of medium-
range U.S. and Soviet missiles.
That accord was part of a
package tentatively agreed to by
President Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev before the talks
in Iceland foundered over Star Wars.

U.S. policy on Third World seamen causes friction

NEWARK, N.J.- Merchant
seamen from Third World countries
are increasingly being denied shore
leave in the United States because
immigration officials fear they may
jump ship and stay on as illegal
aliens, advocates of seafarer's rights
Many spend days or weeks con-
fined to their vessels after months
at sea, while fellow crewmen or
officers walk ashore, selectively'
granted permits by the Immigration
and Naturalization Service.
"To tell a man that he can't get
off a ship and call home, or take
care of relatively mundane kind of
personal matters. . .is an extra-
ordinary hardship, and I think it is
uncalled for," said Michael Solar, a

Houston attorney specializing in
admiralty law who has represented a
number of seamen's unions.
THE MOST commonly ex-
cluded seamen come from Bang-
ladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Latin
American nations, seamen's ad-
vocates said. East Indians are more
frequently excluded, they say,
because they often speak English
and can more easily assimilate.
"When you consider the.
countries involved, I think it's a
subtle form of racism," said Solar.
INS spokesman Vern Jervis,
based in Washington, said 563
"willful violators" of shore leave
permits were arrested in 1985 out of
1.3 million illegal aliens appre-
hended nationwide.

NEARLY a dozen lawyers and
port chaplains interviewed nation-
wide said INS policy on shore
leaves is unfair, causes unnecessary
hardship and, at worst, is racist.
Many, however, said they did not
oppose the service's intent and
conceded that on occasion mariners
do stay ashore.
INS inspectors boarding arriving
cargo ships have the right to deny
any foreign national permission to
disembark. Once ashore, a seaman
can be sent back aboard if an officer
considers him a risk to jump ship,
according to U.S. law.
INS officials say limiting shore
leaves is necessary to fight the
influx of illegal aliens and that they
have been granted broad powers by

Congress to control entry by
who would take jobs



"The discretion invested in the
inspector is overwhelming." said
Edwin Rubin, a Newark immi -
gration attorney and national
treasurer of the American
Immigration Lawyer's Association.
"There's no hearing, no due
HE SAID an inspector's
decision can be based on ,such
factors as the ship's record, the
reputation of the crew member's
nationality, or whether the voyage
is the mariner's first. Even seamen
with years of experience and
excellent records are refused.
"The criteria for detention is
likelihood to abscond," said James
Puleo, INS deputy director in
Newark, one of the nation's busiest
Police investigate
Ann Arbor police are in-
vestigating two robberies in the
campus area, according to Sgt. Jan
Suomala. A cassette deck and
albums worth less than $400
dollars were stolen from an un-
locked storage area at the 1300
block of Hill street, Suomala said.
Owners told police that the items
were taken between April 29 and
Oct. 2.'
Police are also investigating a
burglary at the 700 block of Oxford
street that occurred Saturday. Suo-
mala said an undisclosed amount of
cash, a watch, and camera were
reported missing after a resident
heard noises in the house and called
the police. By the time officers
arrived, the perpetrator had fled.
-Melissa B irks

Protein discovery wins Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Sweden- An Italian-American biologist and an
American biochemist won the 1986 Nobel Prize in medicine yesterday
for their discovery of key proteins that appear to orchestrate the body's
growth from the first moments in the womb until degeneration and
The prize was awarded jointly to Rita Levi-Montalcini, director of
the cellular biology laboratory at the National Council of Scientific
Research in Rome, and Stanley Cohen of Vanderbilt University School
of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
The Nobel Assembly of Stockholm's Karolinska Institute said their
discovery of substances regulating cell growth "opened new fields of
widespread importance to basic science."
As a result, the Nobel committee said, "we may increase our:
understanding of many disease states such as developmental
malformations, degenerative changes in senile dementia, delayed wound
healing; and tumor diseases."
Blanchard urges farm aid
LANSING - Thousands o farmers who lost a bumper harvest
when floodwaters swamped prime Michigan agricultural land could
qualify for $200 million in interest-free loans under a plan proposed
yesterday by Gov. James Blanchard.
The proposal, which must be approved by the Legislature, is aimed
at helping farmers who can't afford to pay this year's bills and plant
next year's crops because 27 consecutive days of rain washed away 1986
Individual farmers could get up to $200,000, interest-free, with no
payments for four years.
"It's going to help thousands of farmers and provide the kind of relief
they're going to need most," Agriculture Director Paul Kindinger said.
Eugene Kuthy of the state Commerce Department's Financial
Institutions Bureau said farmers would be able to borrow money needed
to pay off past loans, pay property taxes, and buy such necessities as
winter fuel oil, fertilizer, and seed.
UAW strike at GM expands
DETROIT - About 400 union members walked off their jobs
yesterday at General Motors Corp.'s Technical Center, expanding a
strike in protest of jobs lost when the automaker transferred a research
project and offices from the center.
The workers joined 255 United Auto Workers Local 160 members,
including maintenance workers and technicians, who walked off their
jobs Sept. 22 at the Tech Center in suburban Warren.
In both cases the issues are similar: at the new locations of the
secretive, futuristic Trilby Project and for Fisher Guide Division
executive offices, non-union workers perform jobs that were performed
by UAW members at the old locations.
GM's position is that the new buildings are leased and their owners,.
who provide maintenance under the lease, have the right to hire whoever
they choose, said GM spokesman John Mueller.
But Local 160 President Pete Kelly said the new sites come under
the union's contract because it is used solely by GM for company
"We can't permit them- to pick up and leave without taking UAW
people with them," Kelly said.
Gov. labeled 'a greased pig'
LANSING-Richard Heaaiee,'me xepuoncan guoernatonal nominee
defeated by Democratic Gov. James Blanchard in 1982, called Blanchard
"a greased pig" yesterday while stumping for this year's GOP.
He also criticized Detroit Mayor Coleman Young Ind predicted'
Young and members of the Klu Klux Klan will both vote for Blanchard
this year.
"I'll worry about helping keep the family farm alive and Mr. Headlee-
can worry about pigs," responded Blanchard.
"The mayor was apprised of Mr. Headlee's comments and said that
he had no comment," said Young spokesman Bob Berg.
Headlee contended Blanchard has foisted state mental health programs
onto local governments without also providing the money to run the
programs, thereby forcing local property taxes to rise.
Headlee told a news conference such actions violate the 1978
constitutional amendment named after him, which is the topic of a
lawsuit filed in Grand Rapids earlier this year.
"He's slippery. He's a great politician as far as squiggling out of
these issues. We'll call him a greased pig," he said.
Rescuers seek lost explorers
GRAND RAPIDS - A Michigan man lost in the jungles of
Ecuador for nearly a week said he was confident that rescuers would
find his two missing companions.
Bill Johnson of Rockford was hospitalized in Quito, Ecuador, for
dehydration, exhaustion, and a broken left arm after he walked into a
village following an abortive expedition into the jungle.
Searchers were to continue to look yesterday for two companions,
David Groover of White Cloud and an Ecuadorean, Christobal Guevara.
"I think they will find them," Johnson said in a telephone interview

Sunday with The Grand Rapids Press.
Johnson said he had left Groover and Guevara behind to look for help
after his companions became exhausted. He said he left them in a
clearing near the Los Llanganates mountain range on the edge of the
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