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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom

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Vol. XCVII - No. 63 Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, December 3, 1986 Eight Pages





pressure from Congress, President
Reagan called yesterday for, ap -
pointment of a special counsel to
investigate the diversion of Iranian
arms sales profits to Nicaraguan
rebels and named a former CIA
official as his national security
Besides seeking to invoke a post
Watergate-era law providing for
probes ipdependent of the executive
branch, Reagan urged members of
the House and Senate to consolidate
inder one committee their own

Former CIA official named NSC head

probes of the affair.
"If illegal acts were undertaken,
those who did so will be brought to
justice," the president declared as he
also announced that Frank Carlucci,
onetime deputy CIA director and
deputy secretary of defense, will
replace Vice Adm. John Poindexter,
who resigned last week as national
security adviser.
The president said he'd been

informed by Attorney General
Edwin Meese earlier yesterday that
"reasonable grounds" existed to seek
appointment of an independent
counsel by a three-judge court.
WHILE Reagan was speaking
in a rare midday broadcast to the
nation, the Senate Intelligence
Committee, continuing closed-door
hearings on the American-Iran-
Contra uproar, questioned Poin -

Republican congressional leaders
praised Reagan for moving de -
cisively to end the disarray wrought
by the Iranian arms sales dis -
closures. Democrats, too, applauded
his decision to seek an independent
counsel. But lawmakers argued
about whether investigations now
under way, or planned, should be
merged under the umbrella of a

select committee - as was done in
the Watergate period.
Members of both parties said,
however, they were pleased with
Carlucci's appointment. Since
Poindexter' s resignation Nov. 25,
Alton Keel has been serving as
Reagan's national security adviser
on an acting basis.
In the four-minute speech from
See REAGAN, Page 2

.. . will replace Poindexter

MSA doesn't
Iowe $19,000,
Official says
The Michigan Student Assembly does not owe
'$19,000 to Student Legal Services, as some assembly
members believed last week, according to John
Forczak, director of Student Legal Services.
"It is my understanding, after speaking to my staff,
that we received our proper allocation for last year,"
Forczak said. "I assume, that there is no problem."
Each year MSA is supposed to allocate 61.7 percent
of its budget to the legal service. Last week Bruce
Belcher, chairperson of MSA's Rules and Elections
Committee and treasurer of Student Legal Services,
said MSA did not allocate the proper amount, creating
a $19,000 error.
, But yesterday Belcher said, "I checked it out and
SLS was supposed to receive $3.43 (per student) and
they did receive it." Although last year's allocation was
correct, Belcher said this year's may have been
Forczak, however, said this year's allocations have
also been correct. Sometimes there is a month's delay
until Student Legal Services receives a check, he said,
adding that this lag time could have been read as a
mistake by the auditors.
"Somebody's made a terrible mistake," said Thomas
Easthope, Associate Vice President for Student
Services and a board member of Student Legal
Services, referring to Belcher's report that the assembly
owed money to Student Legal Services. "I don't find
any debt owed by Michigan Student Assembly to
Student Legal Services."
See OFFICIAL, Page 3

Students struggle
for in-state status

Becoming a Wolverine is easy - just
show up at Michigan Stadium and root for
the football team. But becoming a
Michigander - in the eyes of the regents -
is next to impossible.
Hundreds of students a year try to change
their status from out-of-state to in-state so
they can reap the benefit of lower tuition,
but many of them soon discover that the
University is none too generous when it
comes to making the change.
Some students get so discouraged with
the process that they end up suing the
University. Three lawsuits are currently
"I feel that the University is not being
fair," said an LSA senior who is involved
with one of the lawsuits. "I can see why the
University makes it tough, but I have been
financially independent and residing in the
state for two years now."
THE SENIOR, who asked that her
name not be used, went to high school in
Ohio. Since then, however, she has become
financially independent an dhas paid
Michigan taxes.
"The state of Michigan considers me a
resident. I pay taxes and vote, so I don't
understand why I can't be considered a
resident," she said.
The student applied for Michigan
residency for the Fall Term 1985. She
appealed the initial rejection, and her appeal
was reviewed in January. When she was
again rejected, she sued the University.
"Although I know my chances aren't

great, I believe I have a strong case," she
WITH TUITION for out-of-state
students almost two and a half times that of
in-state students, establishing Michigan
residency is a enticing pursuit for many
University students.
But as many students have found, it's not
easy. Qut-of-state students comprise 36
percent of all graduates and undergraduates,
and only a tiny fraction of these students
will successfully be able to convince the
registrar's office and the University that they
are entitled to a change in status.
"Until a student can sufficiently rebut the
assumption that they moved or bought
Michigan property only to achieve the in-
state status, -as far as we are concerned they
will continue paying the higher tuition,"
said Paul Wright, an assistant registrar,
Wright is responsible for making the
initial decision on nearly 2,000 change-of-
residency applications a year, a consistently
high number compared to other universities.
Tuition for an entering LSA freshman who
is a Michigan resident is $1,238 a term; an
entering non-Michigan student would pay
$4,024 per term.
Living in Michigan for at least one year
prior to the day that classes start is a
prerequisite for attaining in-state status. The
registrar's office utilizes:everything from tax
returns to mortgages to confirmation from
neighbors that a student actually resides in
Michigan for more than just an educational

Juigalpa tales Daily Photo by PETER ROSs
Ann Arbor Mayor Ed Pierce jokes during his talk last night to students
about his trip last month to Juigalpa, Nicaragua. Juigalpa is Ann Arbor's
sister city. See story on page 3.

Students will rewrite the Constitution

What would the Constitution
look like if it were drafted by
Barry Goldwater, Franklin
Roosevelt, Strom Thurmond,
I T.S. Eliot, Martin Luther King,
Thomas Jefferson, Jane Adams,
Milton Friedman, and a
potpourri of other 18th, 19th, and
20th century public figures?
Secondary students from as
far away as Germany, France,
and New Mexico will try to find
out with the help of the
University's computer confer-
encing system. Students will
adopt the roles of the characters
as they "attend - via computer
- a mock constitutional con-
vention set in the near future.
Convention organizers and
spokespeople from Huron,
Pioneer, and Community high
schools did not know if local
students would participate in the
simulation, which is scheduled

'It teaches political reality is not a simple
one, it's a complex one. That comes from
being involved in the process.'
-simulation co-director Edgar Taylor

simulate a similar exercise for
their class on the Arab-Israeli
In the constitution exercise,
students will spend three weeks
preparing, seven weeks on the
simulation, and two weeks in
debriefing, said simulation co-
director Edgar Taylor, a lecturer
in the School of Education.
from various departments have
worked all summer and fall to
prepare a notebook for the
students to use in their exercises.
The students drafted three-page
role profiles for each of the 70
characters and wrote six to 10
pages of essays on the issues
facing each of the drafting
Among delegations there will
be face-to-face interaction, but
among members of the drafting
committes, communication will
be limited to computer
See COMPUTER, Page 2

give city
input- on
City officials last night held a
public forum to receive public
input concerning downtown
development in Ann Arbor. The
Downtown Development Authority
is in the second phase of its year-
long project to conceptualize
development plans to respond to the
city's growth.
City officials hope to modify
poorly utilized and underdeveloped
areas in keeping with a goal to
create a more professional climate
in the city.
Martin Overhiser, director of the
city's planning commission, said
the group has not yet developed
plans to change zoning laws or to
build new structures. The city is
See CITY, Page 2


to take place in February.
to hammer out positions on
judicial review, the power of the
executive, suffrage, civil rights,
and the separation of church and
state. Five-member delegations
from 14 schools will make up
the10 drafting committees,
which will come up with a
position on a particular issue.
The constitution will then either
be ratified or rejected by the
delegations, said project co-

director Frederick Goodman.
The convention exercise
parallels a simulation of the
Arab-Israeli conflict that sec-
ondary students have participated
in for the past four years,
Goodman said.
In the Arab-Israeli exercise,
each school "buys" a country and
then communicates and files
action requests via computer.
University political science
students will use computer
conferencing next semester to

He loved Lucy
Desi Arnaz, best known as Ricky Ricardo from the "I
Love Lucy" show, poses with Lucille Ball in this 1952
photo. Arnaz died of cancer yesterday. See story on
page 5.

Michigan Trivia
. lthough it looks kinda dull, the newly

Zappers and zippers
TV viewing, to the consternation of advertisers,
continues to change, according to the chairperson
of the Michigan State University
telecommunications department, Brad Greenberg.

its check policy. According to Annette Bracey, an
Amtrak ticket clerk, the company will no longer
accept checks for less than $25, and all checks
must be accompanied by a photo ID and a major
credit card. Bracey says the policy will cause prob -
lems because "people come in here without a

STUDENT LEADERS: Opinion encourages them
to spend less time on committees and more
on their constituents. See Page 4.


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