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In Weekend Magazine:
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Students who do without * 'Critical Condition'

John Logie " Interview: Leo Heatley

" The List

Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 81 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1987 COPYRIGHT 1987, THE MICHIGAN DAILY
.Groups clash at
$ abortion rall
By SUSANNE SKUBIK and said, "if you don't open your While Nerad looked up into the
Armed with slogans, signs, and eyes real soon, you're going down sky and said, "God, I know you
accusations, more than 250 to the pits of Hell." love the unborn," the marchers
activists from both sides of the Nerad, president of Women grew louder.
abortion issue turned the Diag into Exploited by Abortion, shouted "Hey, hey, ho, ho, right-wing
an ideological battleground yes- into her microphone to the chanting attacks have got to go!" they
- terday. protesters, "I love violence against chanted.
On the 14th anniversary of the abortion clinics!" Supporting her STUDENTS crossing campus
U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. position with Biblical allusions, en route to noon classes were
Wade decision legalizing abortion, Nerad then asked the crowd to join suprised and inconvenienced by the
Ann Arbor residents both celebrated her in prayer. See PRO-CHOICE, Page 2
p ri and condemned the ruling.
Waving red-painted hangers, 125
Spro-choice supporters marched in a
;.Mcircle chanting, "Right to Life,
your name's a lie! You don't care iAfv .a/
yourme' aie!Roe mu1 ruin
wIN !RETURN, anti- Wr
abortionists from Michigan Right- By PETER EPHROSS Last night, 30 women gathered
to-Life hurled accusations and and SUSANNE SKUBIK at the Federal Building just before it
religious condemnations from the She was 19 when she had her closed. They sat together on the wet
Dasteps of the graduate library. abortion.te floor and talked.
Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITHStanding before a 7-foot photo "Without it, I wouldn't be who T H EY had come together to
of a fetus with the slogan and where I am today. I wouldn't be celebrate an anniversary, yet no one
A woman holding her child protests against abortion yesterday on the diag. About 250 pro-choice and pro-life "Abortion: they're forgetting in control of my life," a woman was jubilant. Fourteen years of
demonstrators gathered on the 14th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Roe vs. Wade, which someone", anti-abortionist Lorijo who asked not to be identified told a legalized abortion in the United
legalized abortion' Nerad called the marchers "whores" group of women she did not know. See RIGHT, Page 3

'U'

group on hunger

strike for refuseniks

By SCOTT BOWLES
The last two sentences of Yuri
Shpeizman's letter to western
citizens could not have been much
clearer: "You are our only hope.
Please, help us!"
Shpeizman and his wife, Nelli,
are refuseniks. Refuseniks, Soviet
citizens who have been denied
permission to emigrate, often lose
their jobs and housing and are
harassed by the KGB because of
their desire to leave the country.
Nancy Rosenfeld, a board
member of Chicago Action for

Soviet Jewry estimated that there are
close to 500,000 refuseniks in the
Soviet Union - most of them are
Jews. "Gorbachev appears to have a
policy of openness. It's not true.
It's a smokescreen," Rosenfeld said.
SCHPEIZMAN'S plea for an
exit visa to emigrate to Israel has
fallen upon deaf ears in the Soviet
Union, but not in Ann Arbor; the
University's Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry Organization is
participating in a hunger strike in
which the 50 members take turns
fasting for 24 hours.

In, 1984, doctors from the
Oncology Department of the
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem
requested permission for Yuri's
emigration to Israel for continuous
medical care for leukemia, for which
he was diagnosed in the early 1980s.
But when the two were denied visas
in October, 1986 they resorted to a
hunger strike.
Yael Rubanenko, co-chairperson
of the student group, said the strike
was aborted after two days because
See STUDENTS, Page 5

JA ..
Yuri and Nelli Shpeizman have been denied permission to leave the
Soviet Union. The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry is holding a hunger
strike for them.

Officials
By DAVID WEBSTER
University officials are expecting an
increase in the number of computer science
majors this semester, despite a declining
interest in the field nationwide.
A report issued to the LSA executive
committee by the electrical engineering and
computer science (EECS) department
indicates increased enrollment in two courses
required for concentration in computer
science, said EECS Prof. Bernard Galler.
Galler said many students enrolled in

expect incre
those courses will continue studying
computer sci-ence. "As they go through the
pipeline I think the other (computer science)
courses will show that same increase."
A computer science and engineering
counselor who did not want to be identified,
predicted a 5 percent increase in the number
of computer science majors by May. This
reverse comes after a two year dip in the
number of computer science concentrators at
the University.
Keki Irani, associate chairperson of the

ase in computer majors

Icers seek
revenge
in battle
with MSU
By SCOTT SHAFFER
It's a situation where you can
make up for a lot of losses to other
teams by beating State. You can
heal a lot of wounds.'
-Michigan forward
Bruce Macnab.
The Michigan hockey team will
get two chances to atone for their 9-
19 record this weekend with a
home-and-home series against the
national champion Michigan State
Spartans (23-5-1) beginning tonight
at Munn Arena in East Lansing.
Both games are sold out and
tonight's game will be televised on
PASS-TV at 7:30.
"We know State's going to play
well," said Michigan head coach
Red Berenson, who has a 2-8 mark
against the Spartans in his three
years at the Michigan helm. "If our
team can put itself on the line and
come up to the occasion, it could
be an exciting weekend for us.
The Wolverines are coming off
one of their strongest efforts of the
year, a 6-0 win at Ferris State last
Saturday. Myles O'Connor earned
co-player of the week honors for the
conference while goalie Warren
Sharples made 30 saves in his first
career shutout.
SPARTAN head coach Ron
Mason, who got his 500th career
See ICERS, Page 10
INSIDE

computer science and engineering division,
said last year's enrollment reflected an
approximate 5 percent decrease from the
previous year.
Galler attributed the decrease in
concentrators to a slump in the computer
industry and the difficult prerequisites for
concentration in computer science.
Students are required to take three math
classes, three computer science courses, and
two natural science courses, earning at least
a B-minus in each before they can declare a

concentration in computer science.
"We do that because our concentration
requires and expects that level of
competency," said Galler.
Concentration requirements were made
more demanding when the communication
and computer science department and the
computer engineering department merged in
1984 to form EECS.
"When the requirements in-creased,
enrollment leveled off right away but I think
we've bottomed out," said Galler.

Fili ino m ariones
kill1 in protet~i

MANILA, Phillipines -
Marines fired M-16 assault rifles
into a crowd of peasants and leftists
demanding land reform yesterday,
killing 12 and wounding 94 in the
bloodiest street clash of Corazon
Aquino's presidency.
"There will be those who seek to
exploit this tragic incident to derail
our efforts to bring democracy,"
Mrs. Aquino said in an address
broadcast nationwide after the
slaying.
Also yesterday her peace
initiative toward Communist rebels
all but collapsed as Communist and
government negotiators suspended
ktalks indefinitely because of death

main gate. The bridge was the site
of several bloody civilian-military
confrontations during the 20-year
rule of ex-President Ferdinand E.
Marcos.
As the front ranks of marchers
approached police lines, they began
chanting "Come and join! Dont' be
afraid!" Marchers linked arms
across Recto Street and began
pushing against the front ine of
brown-uniformed troops of the
Integrated National Police deployed
in front of the bridge.
The police, behind long plastic
shields, shoved the marchers back a
few steps. But the protesters then
surged forward. The police fell

The University commemorates
students' sit-in for women's
safety.
OPINION;PAGE 4
Local "boogie man," Mr. B.,
prepares to record a live album
with legendary drummer J. C.
Heard.
ARTS, PAGE 7

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