Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVII- No. 59_
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Doily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 25, 1986
Students line up at
major 'U' stations
By JULIE KELLER
Many University computer
centers are jammed as students
scramble to finish last-minute
papers, but University officials say
students monopolize few of the 12
"At 3 a.m. Monday morning I
went to the Union to use a
Macintosh and there were 125
people waiting," said LSA senior
Steve Woolbright. "I was really
surprised - I decided to just go to
bed and come to the (Undergraduate
Library) in the morning."
But Mary Mayer, administrative
For a list of the computer
rooms around campus, see
associate to the deputy vice provost
said, "Most students would not
have to wait in such long lines if
they went to the public locations
located around campus, not
necessarily on central campus... We
keep trying to publicize the other
public computers around campus."
MANY students have horror
stories about crowded centers, like
LSA senior Patricia Wyrod. The
UGLi computer center opened at 8
a.m. Monday, and Wyrod arrived
fifteen minutes later to type papers
for her art history and French
By ELIZABETH ATKINS
Frustrated residents of Alice
Lloyd Hall were told last night that
the asbestos in their dormitory will
not harm them
Gary Monroe, manager of
Environmental Safety and
Occupational Health, assured
residents that officials will check
the building thoroughly and that the
restrooms were safe to use while
they werescovered with plastic and
Workers recently covered shower
walls, bathroom fixtures, and
entrances to crawl spaces with signs
saying, "Caution - asbestos dust
hazard - avoid breathing dust."
George San Facon, University
director of housing physical
properties, said asbestos removal in
Alice Llyod started last Wednesday.
He said the University hired an
independent consulting firm to
assure removal procedures meet
state and federal requirements.
USED AS insulation,
asbestos covers pipes leading to
Alice Lloyd restrooms. The pipes
run through shafts called "pipe
chasers" beside each restroom,
according to San Facon. He said
over the years, maintenance workers
entered the narrow shafts and rubbed
against the pipes, causing the
asbestos to crumble and chip.
These chips can then become
airborne, the state in which
asbestos is hazardous. Inhaled
asbestos particles cause lung
lesions and lung cancer.
See STUDENTS, Page 3
classes. She did not get on the
computer until 9:40 a.m. becausel5
people were waitin in line for
"It seems like every term the
lines for computers get longer. I
think there should be more
computers if they are collecting
$100 a term," Wyrod said.
Most students are waiting in
lines to use computers at the three
most crowded centers - the Union
(UNYN), the UGLi, and North
University Building(NUBS) -
because they are the most
publicized and centrally located. But
University officials say many
campus stations are wait-free or
have short lines.
"I know that there are computers
in other places, but I do not really
know where they are, " Wyrod said.
"It's just easier to stand in line at
LSA junior Becky Thomas
works at the UGLi Computer
Center and said that if people wait
they can get computers, because
many people leave if the the wait
gets too long. There were 57
people in line for Macintosh
Computers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at
"The lines here are so long
because we are a very centrally
located and known computer
link ed to
Sta te dep t. dep uty
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top-ranking State Department official
yesterday bluntly challenged President Reagan's assurances that there's
been no recent evidence of Iranian involvement in terrorism, while Reagan
defended anew his decision to approve arms shipments to Tehran.
"I don't like to have to differ with my president, but I believe there is
some evidence of Iranian involvement with terrorists," Deputy Secretary of
State John Whitehead said during an extraordinary appearance before the
House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Whitehead testified as Reagan said, "I didn't make any mistakes" and
declared that "I'm not firing anybody." The president then sat down with
members of his Cabinet and top advisers to weigh new moves, amid a
crescendo of calls by members of Congress for a White House shakeup.
IN STATEMENTS that left some House committee members
stunned, Whitehead, the No. 2 State Department official under Secretary of
State George Schultz, also suggested pointedly that Congress rein in the
National Security Council, and said publicly that his department was
disenchanted with the unit.
Responding to the committee's questions, he said: "There continues to
be terrorist acts in Iran of the type that we find to be reprehensible."
Whitehead did not immediately elaborate.
STATE Department spokesmen had been saying for weeks that while
Iran remained on a list of nations officially identified as "terrorist-
sponsoring states," they would not provide evidence that the nation has
sponsored any recent terrorist acts.
On Friday, however, Whitehead, and other State Department officials
speaking privately, linked Iranian-sponsored groups to the kidnapping of
three Americans seized in Beirut since Sept. 9.
See OFFICIAL, Page 2
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Computer monitor Becky Thomas, LSA junior, changes the wait list
number at the UGLi computer lab. Students waited for hours yesterday to
use the UGLi's computers.
station," Thomas said.
STUD ENT demand for
computers at the term's end always
increases, and University officials
say they are trying to increase
services. "We are aware that there is
more demand at some stations than
we can supply," said Vice Provost
for Information Technology
Douglas Van Houweling.
"We have significantly expanded
See STUDENTS, Page 3
By EVE BECKER
Members of three local tenant-
rights groups last night urged the
Ann Arbor City Council to review
the city's Building Department,
saying its inspection bureau has
neglected to ensure the health,
safety, and welfare of tenants.
Speakers from the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union, University Student
Legal Services(SLS), and the Inter-
Cooperative Council said reform
must be made in the city's housing
inspection bureau and city-wide
rental housing during the council's
special session to review the city's
Building Department director
Jack Donaldson told
councilmembers that the department
is inefficient because it is
overwhelmed with paperwork, needs
a new computer system, and
requires additonal housing
inspectors. Donaldson answered
questions from councilmembers
after the local groups spoke.
"We are working to improve the
deficiencies. They are not going to
happen overnight," said Donaldson.
He added, however, that the
problems presented last night "don't
represent the vast majority (of city
housing)." Donaldson also said the
city's ad hoc committee on housing
has completed a first draft of a new
city Housing Code.
The groups presented a list of
violations of the city inspection
bureau, including citations for
renting "unacceptable" and
JULIA GOODE of the
Housing Law Reform project of
SLS said tenants are "kept in the
dark" about the condition of their
dwellings. They are not told about
the status of their houses, she said.
She cited a case of a house on
See CITY, Page 2
, , l Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Gladwin residents (left to right): Jonas Weaver, Ron Balzer, Rich Faber, and Owen Beachy cut felled trees in-
to kindling in preparation for the winter cold.
'U' students recruit minorities
By EUGENE PAK
Last year, Alexis Carnegie, then a Lansing-Sexton
High School senior, was having a difficult time
deciding which college to attend, but a phone call
helped bring her to the University.
Carnegie, now a first year student at the University,
received a call from a University student volunteer from
the Ambassador Program, an admissions office project
in which currently enrolled students help recruit
minority high school seniors to the University.
"I was having a hard time deciding where to go. I
had four colleges I was considering," said Carnegie,
"but (the phone call) from a Sexton graduate really
influenced my decision."
Now Carnegie herself is volunteering in the
Ambassador program. She recently attended a luncheon
of visiting students from her old high school , and later
plans to visit her high school to talk to prospective
According to James Vanhecke, an admissions
counselor coordinating the program, the project is
aimed at underrepresented minorities, but all students
are encouraged to become ambassadors, and all students
Minority student enrollment reached an all-time
high at the University this fall, but still remains a
problem, especially in black student enrollment, which
stands at 5.3 percent, below the University's often-cited
goal of 10 percent.
See PROGR'AM, Page 2
Tickets for Rose Bowl
available next week,
By BARB McQUADE
Rose Bowl tickets will be on
sale beginning Monday, Dec. 1, at
the athletic ticket office, the
Students with student
identification may apply for one
ticket each between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. The ticket office is located
near the corner of State and
Hoover streets. The tickets,
which cost $37 each, are to be
picked up in Pasadena on Dec. 31.
Students, faculty, staff,
alumni, and season ticket holders
will be given priority on ticket
Packages for official tours went
on sale yesterday in the Michigan
Union. Packages are available
until Dec. 11.
golden alexander wildflower-was found there and
the state Department of Natural Resources stepped
in, saying it planned to fence off a 300 - by -400-
foot patch of land where the flower grows. The
plant "is not a weed, but is classified as a
threatened species in Michigan," said Steve
Stephenson, a botanist at Michiagan State
Galleries. The cork apparently has dried out under
display lights and is slipping into the bottle.
According to an article in The Wine Spectator, the
Forbes Gallery asked Michael Broadbent, head of
Christie's London wine department, what to do. "I
had to tell them there was nothing they could do,"
Broadbent said in a telephone interview
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