Ninety-seven years of editorial/freedom
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P Vol. XCVII - No. 39
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 28, 1986
By ELIZABETH ATKINS
A recent University of
Pittsburgh study lists an
unidentified house in northern Ann
Arbor as having the highest level of
deadly radon gas pollution in the
Radon is an odorless, colorless,
radioactive gas which seeps into
homes through water or soil.
Breathing air heavy with radon is
linked with lung cancer, according
to the Environmental Protection
THE Ann Arbor house regis-
tered 58 picocuries of radon per
cubic liter of air. The EPA says
more than four picocuries per cubic
liter could be dangerous and 58
picocuries per liter is comparable to
receiving several thousand x-rays in
one year or smoking three packs of
cigarettes a day.
Barry Johnson, Washtenaw
County environmental health
director, refused to identify the Ann
Arbor house, except to say that it is
somewhere in the 48105 zip code
see STUDY, Page 3
From the Associated Pre
with staff reports
NEW YORK - The New Y
Mets came from behind to erase a
deficit to post a 8-5 victory last ni
to capture the second champions
in the franchise's history.
The Mets went ahead for goo(
the seventh, posting three more r
off Boston reliever Calvin Schra
Mets third baseman Ray Kni
homered into left field to lead off
A wild pitch sandwiched betw
two New York singles brought he
Len Dykstra with the Mets' fifth
and Rafael Santana scored of
Hernandez sacrifice fly.
THE RED SOX rallied for1
runs in the top of the eighth to r
the score 6-5, but New York c,
back with two of its own to put
game away. Boston was unabl(
respond in the ninth as Jesse Oro
struck out Boston second baser
Marty Barrett to end the game.
A two-run single by Keith
Hernandez keyed a three-run New
York sixth inning as the Mets rallied
to tie the Red Sox 3-3.
With the Red Sox leading 3-0,
Lee Mazzilli got a one-out pinch
single in the Mets' sixth and went to
second on a single by Mookie
Wilson. Tim Teufel drew a walk
from Boston starter Bruce Hurst to
load the bases for Hernandez.
HERNANDEZ lined a shot to
center that drove in Mazzilli and
Wilson, then Wally Backman went
in- to run for Teufel at third. Gary
Carter hit a soft fly just out of the
reach of a diving Dwight Evans in
right that got Backman across with
the tying run.
Carterdidn't receive credit for a hit
because Hernandez was thrown out at
second by Evans on the play.
Successive homers by Boston's
Evans and Rich Gedman keyed a
three-run second inning as the Red
See NEW YORK, page 7
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
University President Harold Shapiro (center) and his wife Vivian chat with LSA junior John Kovacs yester-
day at the Shapiros' open house. See story, Page 2.
for honorary degree
By TIM DALY
A University professor has renominated jailed South
African activist Nelson Mandela for an honorary degree,
renewing last year's debate over the University's degree
Thomas Holt, a history professor and acting director
of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies,
nominated Mandela Friday in a letter to James Short,
assistant to the president. Holt urged the University
community to "seize this rare and short-lived
opportunity to reaffirm our basic purposes and values."
The regents rejected the same nomination last year
because it would violate a regents' bylaw that prohibits
giving honorary degrees to those who cannot attend
HOLT SAID he made the nomination again this
year because the situation in South Africa is even more
critical than it was last year. "Awarding an honorary
degree to Mandela is the minimal gesture the
University can make to apply pressure to South
Africa's government," he said.
An ad hoc committee that is reviewing the
University's honorary degree policy began meeting in
See REGENT'S, Page 3
voters about polls
By STEPHEN GREGORY
Former astronaut and one-time U.S. 'Senate candidate Jack Lousma
yesterday urged voters to ignore polls gauging support for candidates
because they "can be very misleading and negative."
"The polls are often wrong, and I think they are this time," Lousma
said, referring to recent polls that indicate gubernatorial candidate
William Lucas lags way behind Gov. James Blanchard in public
support. Lousma spoke to 15 people in the Union as he campaigned
"I'm here to support Bill Lucas. I believe he's the man the state
needs," Lousma said. "I'm here to show the polls don't really mean
LAST THURSDAY the Detroit News released poll findings
showing Blanchard leads Lucas in public support by a 55 to 25 percent
margin. The newspaper the large margin exists because "more and more
See POLLS, Page 2.
... downplays polls
By BRIAN BONET
The University's Office of
Disabled Student Services has been
operating for more than a year under
the direction of a secretary, who is
leaving her position on Friday.
Debra Corby- the secretary
who is leaving for a job in
Plymouth- and disabled students
say that lack of a director has
harmed the quality of services for
"Everything has been put on
hold. We've kept the same support
programs, but haven't increased
them yet," Corby said.
JAMES KUBIAKO, former
director of Disabled Student Ser-
vices, left for a position at the
Wayne County Intermediate School
District at the end of August 1985.
Corby was named student service
administrator for one year and was
given a raise while the University
looked for a new director.
See DISABLED, Page 2
Council delays vote on
shopping mall plan
By EVE BECKER '
As of midnight last night, it
appeared that the Ann Arbor City
Council would send a controversial
plan to create a shopping mall in
the north campus area back to the
city planning commission for
More than 200 Ann Arbor
residents attended the meeting to
protest the construction of the mall.
It was the second public hearing the
council has held for the plan.
Residents said there was no need
for the shopping mall because it
would detract from business
downtown, disturb the residential
character of the neighborhood, and
increase traffic and safety problems
in the area.
THE PLAN to create a 27-acre
shopping mall by changing the
zoning from a research district to a
commercial district at Nixon and
Plymouth roads in northeast Ann
Arbor first went before the council
First Martin Associates, the
developer of the University Center
shopping mall project, revised its
original plan to build the
shoopping mall because of
extensive objections from residents.
. The new proposal, presented last
night, included breaking down the
See COUNCIL, Page 3
Nite Owl schedule baffles riders
By MELISSA BIRKS
On the window of each Nite Owl bus is a sign: One
says "north" and the other says "south." But two weeks
after the route forked into two separate runs, students
are still confused about the schedule.
"A lot of people didn't realize we were making the
switch," said senior dental student Mark Milano, who
drives the northbound bus. "We just all of the sudden
switched on Sunday (Oct. 12)."
Wendy Cohen, a Natural Resources freshman,
learned of the separate routes the hard way. She boarded
the southbound bus and rode through the entire 15-
minute route unaware that it wasn't going anywhere
near her residence in Mary Markley hall.
"I DIDN'T KNOW it was two different routes,"
Cohen said, boarding the northbound bus, "so I got on
the wrong one."
The new routes began after the University's
executive officers approved a proposal from the
Campus Safety Committee to expand the route. The
administration granted the service $52,000 to run two
busses simultaneously, put up stop signs, and,
possibly, continue the service during the spring and
See NEW, Page 3
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Lee Ching, who lives with her sister on Packard, gathers leaves outside of
Regents' Plaza yesterday. Ching plans to send some leaves home to her
parents near Shanghai, China.
Piss for the Pres.
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flask. The cartoon appeared in the Daily last week.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles times reported that
such drug tests are "far from error-proof and can
easily cause people to be falsely labelled as drug
users." The newspaper cites pharmacologists at the
University of California and Harvard University
who sav that urine tests are unreliable because they
RED BAITING: Opinion questions Rep.
sell's campaign tactics. See Page 4.
COMPLEX: Arts begins a three-part series on