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Students complain about snail-like elevators
By MIA GOLDBERG
Faculty members and students
are still unsatisfied with the
condition of the elevators and the
ventilation system in the Modern
Languages Building, but
maintenance officials say the
problems are being addressed.
"You're sweating by the time
you get up to the third floor, but if
you wait for the elevators you'll be
late for your class," said Gregg
Backer, an LSA sophomore.
German literature Prof. Roy
Cowen, whose office is on the third
floor of the building, said, "The
ventilation is inadequate, but I
know the University is planning to
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - General
Motors Corp. has halted college
recruitment and some students
employed at the nation's largest
automaker may be laid off as GM
plants look for ways to cut costs,
Some students are working in GM
plants through a cooperative
agreement between the automaker and
GMI Engineering and Management
Institute, a 3,000-student degree-
granting institution which became
independent from GM in 1982.
"There are divisions of GM that
probably will not be making job
offers to all of their graduating
seniors," said David Doherty, vice
president of GMI's corporate
Astring of financial problems has
hit GM recently. The company
reported an opperating loss in the
third-quarter of $383.5 million. It is
involved in an extensive layoff
program because of a recently ended
strike at an electronics supplier, and
has had its credit rating downgraded.
Richard Dale, GMI's admissions
director, said no co-op students had
been cut from their jobs with GM.
But another GMI official, who
asked to remain anonymous, told The
Flint Journal there was a significant
drop in the number of GMI co-op'
students sponsored by GM.
"The official information is there
has been no drop from GM, but I;
know for a fact that certain divisions
have cut back and-or eliminated parts
of their co-op program," the official
"Right now, we've found they've
put a hold on hiring," said Janis
Chabica, director of cooperative
education at the University of
Michigan-Flint. "So we're expanding
our job days outside Flint and to
small and medium-sized companies
inside Flint. It's helping diversify
our employer base."1
O N E problem is that few
windows in the MLB can be
opened, according to secretaries who
work on the upper floors.
LSA Energy Management
Coordinator Dan Mandernach said
the University has "taken several
steps that have saved energy and
improved overall comfort of the
Even though the windows don't
open, there is an air conditioning
system on the upper floors that
circulates fresh air, Mandernach
said. The system works whenever
the building is occupied, he said.
The windows on the upper floors
do not open because the air
conditioning and mechanical
systems are designed for areas with
closed windows, Mandernach said,
and replacing the entire system
would be too costly.
"A lot of people grumble about
problems, but we never hear about
them," said maintenance foreman
ANN Levenick-Thompson, who
works in the language lab, said the
University makes repairs quickly
once the problem is reported.
If a fan is broken in the
building, it will usually be fixed
the same day because the Energy
Management's offices are located in
the MLB. In the past, repairs of
this kind would have taken several
"I want to stress that conditions
in the building have improved,"
The University has also tried to
obtain state funding to improve the
quality of the elevators in the
building. "I'd like to have the lunch
concession on the elevators because
they're so slow," Cowen said.
The University is asking for
$420,000 to replace the elevators in
the MLB. While there is nothing
specifically wrong with them,
officials say they want to bring
them up to present-day standards.
The Board of Regents has
approved the request, but the funds
have to be appropriated by the state
legislature in Lansing.
COMPILED FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS
Iraq raids Iranian terminal
MANAMA, Bahrain - Iraqi warplanes flew their longest mission
in more than six years of war yesterday and rocketed Iran's Larak
Island oil export terminal in the northern Persian Gulf, setting two
They attacked Larak, 750 miles from Iraq's southern air bases, six
hours after jets believed to be Iranian raided a French-operated oil
platform off the United Arab Emirates, killing at least five workers.
It was the first raid on Larak, one of two makeshift terminals
established at the gulf's southern end because of constant Iraqi raids
that have disrupted traffic at the main Iranian export facility on Kharg
Island in the northern end of the Persian Gulf.
Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency said the Iranian air
force bombed economic and military targets at Dohuk, a city in
northern Iraq, inflicting "substantial casualties and losses."
According to the Iranian agency, 30 civilians were killed and many
wounded by Iraqi bombs that exploded in residential areas. The Iraqis
did not mention any losses.
Doctors enraged by lack of
state Medicaid budget
LANSING - Doctors and nursing homes warned the state
yesterday they will stop caring for the old, the poor, and the disabled
because Medicaid payments have stopped.
The Legislature went home for Thanksgiving without approving a
Medicaid budget, so this is the second week payments haven't gone
out as scheduled.
The Medical Services Administration said it couldn't write
reimbursement checks for care already provided because no money was
in the Medicaid account.
"There ws some doctor who called up and just yelled at staff and
stated he was disenrolling," agency director Kevin Seitz said. "One
nursing home - I don't have the city - said it is giving 21-days
notice to discharge."
Gorbachev, Gandhi rip SDI
NEW DELHI, India - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, on his
first trip to the Third World, yesterday warned that "chains of
militarism" threaten man's survival and called for new initiatives to
halt the nuclear arms race.
Gorbachev and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi both blamed
the U. S. "Star Wars" program for obstructing progress toward a
The Soviet leader said his Iceland summit with President Reagan
revealed "the obstacles and forces" that block nuclear disarmament.
The talks broke down over Reagan's refusal to accept the Soviet
demand that the Star Wars program to develop a space-based anti-
missile defense not involve tests outside the laboratory.
Gandhi said Star Wars, formally known as the Strategic Defense
Initiative, "dangerously jeapordized" world security. He praised
Gorbachev's proposals for arms reduction and called him "a crusader
Chopper crash kills two
CINCINNATI - A helicopter carrying a radio traffic reporter',
crashed yesterday in heavy fog shortly after takeoff, killing both the
reporter and pilot, police said.
Police identified the victims as pilot Dan Gold, of Dayton, Ohio,
and WKRC traffic reporter Nancy McCormick of Fort Thomas, Ky.
"There are no survivors," police spokeswoman Kim Moreno said.
It was the second fatal accident involving a traffic reporter's helicopter
in two months.. On Oct. 22, a helicopter carrying New York City
traffic reporter Jane Dornacker crashed into the Hudson River. The:
Federal Aviation Administration later accused the helicopter com
pany of making faulty repairs on the chopper.
The crash yesterday occurred in thick fog that prompted federal air
traffic controllers to halt landings at Lunken Airport, located in
Cincinnati, and at Greater Cincinnati International Airport in northern.
Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.
Prices rise in October
DETROIT - Higher housing and transportation costs helped push.
prices in southeastern Michigan up one percent in October, their
second-steepest monthly rise this year, the U. S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics said yesterday.
It was only the third month this year that prices in the region have
increased. The steepest increase was 1.5 percent in August. The
greatest one month decline was 0.9 percent in March.
Transportation prices rose by 1.3 percent as a result of higher auto-
financing charges and new car prices, the agency said.
The price of gasoline declined by 4.1 percent to its lowest level
since June 1979.
Food and beverage prices rose by 0.7 percent in the month, mostly-
caused by a 1.6 percent increase in the cost of meat, poultry, and fish.
Fruit and vegetable prices rose by 1.8 percent, and the cost of eating
out went up by 0.7 percent.
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Carter arrested In CIA protest
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP)
- Amy Carter, daughter of former
President Jimmy Carter, pleaded
innocent yesterday to a charge of
disorderly conduct during a sit-in
protesting CIA recruiting at the
University of Massachusetts.
Carter was among 60 people
arrested during the sit-in Monday
night. The protesters also included
1960s radical Abbie Hoffman, who
spent the night in jail with 27 other
protesters rather than sign a form
promising to show up for his
arraignment in Northampton District
More than 100 protesters occupied
a hall near the administration
building for six hours Monday in the
second sit-in in a week. The protests
were aimed at on-campus recruiting.
by government agencies that the
demonstrators claimed had violated
Shortly after the sit-in, a Superior
Court judge granted a temporary order
barring the Radical Student Union
and 14 protesters from more occu -
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charged with trespassing and dis -
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protesters were released on their
personal recognizance following their
arrests Monday night.
Carter, who was released after
paying a $15 court fee, was accused
of blocking buses holding arrested
students. She said she was taken into
custody "because they (police) were
pushing and I wasn't moving." Her
case was continued to Jan. 28.
Carter, a junior at Brown
University in Providence, R. I., said
outside the court that her parents
were out of the country but she
believed her father would be proud of
About 75 students in the court -
room burst into applause when she
came before the judge. Contant threa -
tened to clear the courtroom in the
Carter was arrested last year in
Providence for taking part in a sit-in
by Brown students at local IBM
offices to protest the company's
business dealings with South Africa.
Trespassing charges against the
students were dismissed after IBM
declined to prosecute.
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Israel admitted yesterday that it
was involved in delivering weapons
from the U. S. to Iran. In a statement
from Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir, the Israelis said they "helped in
transferring defensive weapons and
spare parts to Iran according to a
request by the United States."
The Israelis, however, denied
sending money to the Contras.
Spokesman Avi Pazner said, "The
payment was transferred by an Iranian
representative directly to a Swiss
bank, according to American in-
structions, without passing through
House Majority Leader Jim
Wright (D-Texas) said Meese told
congressional leaders at a private
White House briefing that ne-
gotiations were carried out by Israel
and the Iranians to reach a price,
which was greater than the cost to
the I. S overnment. Wright aid
transactions this way: Arms were
sold to the Iranians for $19 million,
after which the CIA reimbursed the
Pentagon $3 million, covering its
Of the $16 million "residue,"
Wright said, some $12 million was
deposited, in a numbered Swiss bank
account for the Contras, and Adolfo
Calero, a leader of the Nicaraguan
Democratic Force, the largest Contra
army, drew down the money.
Calero, in Miami, denied know-,
ledge of the money: "We know ab-
solutely nothing about the money
that has been referred to today."
Former national security adviser
Robert McFarlane expressed surprise
at Poindexter's resignation, saying he
Secretary of State Goerge Shultz,
apparently attempting to end spec -
ulation that he will resign, said that
he intends to stay on the job and pur -
sue "in every way possible" Reagan's
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