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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 4, 1986

LSA-SG welcomes new council

Newly elected LSA Student
Government President John
Pantowich and the rest of the 17-
member Executive Council took
office last night as former president-
Michelle Tear bade farewell to the
council she led for the past two
The representatives spent much
of the final meeting of the outgoing
executive council discussing the
recent election, which ushered
Pantowich and Vice President
Michael Nelson into office. Only
1,200 to 1,300 students voted in
the election.
Co-election director Paul
Josephson said one reason less than

10 percent of all eligible voters cast
ballots in the election was that
many students were working on the
Dean Baker for Congress campaign.
Instead of getting involved in the
LSA elections, he said, many
students worked for Baker. He
suggested that LSA elections be
scheduled for before Congressional
OUTGOING Vice President
Michael Rolnick blamed poor
weather conditions and minimal
campaiging for the lack of student
participation. "Campaigning this
time was poor - fair at best," he
Rolnick also criticized The
Daily's stance on the LSA
elections. "There was not no

endorsement, but a negative
endorsement by The Michigan
Daily," he said. "The Daily said to
vote 'referendum,' which I thought
was stupid."
A Daily editorial on Nov.17
called LSA Student Government
elections "resume-padding contests
determined by which clique of
candidates has the most friends." It
urged students not to vote for
president or vice president, but to
vote instead for an overhaul of the
The outgoing council praised the
work of Josephson and his co-
election director, Marci Higer. who.
spent $550 less than their $3,000
BEFORE adjourning, Tear told

the council that in her two-year
tenure, "We completed everything
that I planned to do. That makes me
very happy."
In a short, informal meeting,
Pantowich urged the new council to
disregard any party affiliations they
might have. "We're on council
together now. We don't have a
SAID party anymore, we don't have
an Effective party," he said.
As the new council members
introduced themselves, they
expressed a desire to increase
student awareness of the council.
Freshman member Debbie
Schlussel said the executive council
needs to "make LSA a stronger
voice on campus."

Gov signs emergency farm loan law

LANSING (AP) - Michigan
farmers who lost much of this
year's crop to flood or drought can
apply for zero-interest emergency
loans under a $200 million plan
signed into law yesterday by Gov.
James Blanchard.
Blanchard proposed the deferred-
payment, interest-free loans in the
wake of record flooding that
swamped Michigan's midsection in
Farmers counting on bumper

harvests to help pay off past debts
were forced to watch their crops rot
in flooded fields. Meanwhile,
farmers in the Upper Peninsula
were hurt by a lengthy drought.
The state has estimated weather-
related agricultural losses at $300
The new Michigan law will let
farmers apply for up to $200,000
each in 10-year loans, with no
payments due until the fourth year.
The first loans could be approved

after this month, said Blanchard,
who termed the program "an
unprecedented farm-relief measure."
For a farmer to get a loan, the'
Agriculture Stabilization and
Conservation Service would have to
determine whether a farm suffered a
weather-related loss of 25 percent of
its total 1986 harvest or 50 percent
loss of any one crop. And those
eligible for federal disaster aid must
first apply for that assistance.
Financial institutions will decide

which farmers get the money.
They will also decide the size of
each loan.
The cost to taxpayers is the
amount of interest lost over 10
years. Blanchard estimates that
pricetag at $50 million. Other
estimates have been as high as $96
Farm Bureau President Elton
Smith said as many as 5,000 of
Michigan's 16,000 weather-stricken
farms could qualify for the loans.

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12 noon, December 4

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sity may have subsidize research and teachin
,osts because its costs, Eckles said.
re and it has to IN ADDITION, she sai
many patients at the Universi
Hospital come to the Universil
because they need the hospital
sophisticated, expensive equipmen
"Heart and liver transplantes ca
exceed $80,000," she said.
"Academic health centers a
never going to the cheapest in ti
ESSORS nation," said Turck. Right now th
University is developing techniqu
that will help patients get out t
L the hospital in two days insteadc
two months.
The University Hospital ha

ag only a 5.5 percent increase for in-
patient hospital charges last year,
d, the lowest in the nation, said
ty Turck.
ty According to the Equicor survey,
s Michigan hospital costs jumped
It. 12.5 percent last year, ranking the
an state third highest in the nation,
while the length of the average stay
re decreased from 6.9 days to 6.6 days.
he Eckles disputed the validity of
he that finding, saying that the survey
es was given to 72 hospitals in the
of state, but only 32 responded.
of The Associated Press contributed
d to this story.

$1 trillion budget not enough
WASHINGTON - President Reagan's Cabinet was presented
yesterday with the first $1 trillion spending outline in history, a fiscal
1988 budget proposal that the president's chief economist said will be
"accompanied with a lot of pain."
The pain will come in the form of more than $50 billion in
spending cuts and other savings designed to meet the $108 billion-
deficit target set by the Gramm-Rudman budget balancing law, said
Beryl Sprinkel, chairman of the president's Council of Economic
"There is no way to cut back or even restrain spending that doesn't
create problems in the various departments." Sprinkel told a conferenced
sponsored by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
More detailed information on individual cuts recommended by the
president's Office of Management and Budget was being sent to each
federal agency according to OMB spokesman Edwin Dale.
Poindexter refuses to testify
WASHINGTON - President Reagan's former national security
adviser, Vice Adm. John Poindexter, refused yesterday to give Congress
details of the secret sale of weapons to Iran or the diversion of profits to
Nicraguan rebels.
Poindexter became the second recently-departed administration
official to invoke the Fifth Amendment in declining to answer
questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., vice chairman of the committee, vowed
that lawmakers would piece together the facts "with or without them,"
and other committee members said that unspecified Cabinet secretaries
will be called to the panel's heavily guarded room to testify.
Committee members said they were considering possibly seeking
grants of immunity from prosecution for Poindexter and Lt. Col. Oliver
North, to secure testimony from both men.
Sheriff halts plans to question
blacks in white neighborhood
GRETNA, La. - Under rebuke, a sheriff yesterday canceled his order
that deputies routinely stop and question blacks found in white
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee opened a news conference by
apologizing to black people and anyone else he may have offended. In
announcing plans Tuesday for a holiday crackdown on burglaries, he had
remarked that blacks in mostly white neighborhoods are likely "up to
no good.",
Lee said deputies in his suburban New Orleans parish would;
continue to stop anyone they might reasonably suspect of having:
committed a crime.
Martha Kegel, executive director of the Louisiana branch of the
American Civil Liberties Union, said, "For a public official in 1986 to
tell black people that, because of their race, ... there are certain
neighborhoods that they cannot enter without being questioned is
tantamount to advocating apartheid."
Crash ends nuclear war test
SAN DJMAS, Calif. - A long-awaited experimental brush fire to
study whether smoke and dust from an atomic war would trigger a
"nuclear winter" was scrubbed yesterday after a helicopter crashed while
igniting a test burn.
The pilot escaped serious injury, but the accident left in doubt when
the $750,000 experiment would be performed.
"It's very dissappointing," said Joel Levine, atmospheric chemist for
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "No other
experiment will answer the questions we were planning to address. I
think everyone's disappointed."
The chopper was dumping thickened gasoline to. start a 5-acre
preliminary burn when the cable suspending the torch from the bottom
of the aircraft apparently snagged on telephone line.
The nuclear winter theory proposes that in the event of a nuclear'
attack, smoke from burning cities and forests would block enough'
sunlight to cause disruptive climate changes, mass starvation and
possible extinction of numerous species.
Law pleases ski slope operators
Ski slope operators around Michigan are applauding a state Court of
Appeals ruling that upheld the Ski Area Safety Act, which exempts
them from most liability suits for accidents on the slopes.
"It's exciting, but it can be a hazardous sport," said James Dilworth,
general manager of Nub's Nob ski resort in Harbor Springs. "It's like
driving a car.
"If you hit something with a car, you're probably going to get hurt,"
Dilworth said this week. "If you hit something skiing, you're probably
going to get hurt."

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 43,000
people are hurt each year in ski accidents.
The state's ski, law, which the Legislature adopted in 1981, says
skiers themselves, not ski slope operators, are liable for most accidents
that may happen to them.
Similar laws are in effect in Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts,
Montana, New Mexico and Vermont.
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College grads
to find fewer
jobs in 1987
(Continued from Page 1)
evidence of drug use.
More than 630 job providers
throughout the nation said they
expected to hire 58,942 graduates
during the year, 2.4 percent fewer
than last year, according to the
survey, titled "Recruiting Trends for
"It is evident that surveyed
employers are approaching this
year's recruitment with caution,
since they are anticipating a slight
decrease from last year's job market
for new college graduates," the
study concluded.
Slightly more than 100
employers said they do not expect
to hire any new graduates during the
Employers with 10,000 or more
workers will be largely responsible
for the decrease in new jobs, since
they are expecting to hire 9.3
percent fewer graduates, roughly
31,100 hires this year compared
with almost 34,000 last year, the
survey said.
"That's quite a cut," said
university Placement Director John
Shingleton, the author of the study.
"They're downsizing, that's the
buzzword today in industry."
Evelyn Chipps, secretary to
LSA Dean Peter Steiner, told the
Daily that yesterday was the dead -
line for faculty nominations for
candidates to replace William
Williams as LSA's associate dean
for research. This information was
incorrectly attributed in yesterday's
Daily to Peggy Westrick, who was
Williams's secretary.

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