Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - No. 85 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - THURSDAY, JANUARY 29,1987 COPYRIGHT 1987 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Cities seek to influence federal policies
By JERRY MARKON
Ronald Reagan will probably never Local governments have little effect on federal policy
~know that the Ann Arbor City Council ).
sent him a letter last week urging him to
sign a nuclear test ban treaty with the Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who that federal policies directly affect local Federal government officials and Despite this trend, Ann Arbor's actual
Soviet Union. Neither will George Bush, already favors a nuclear test ban, will read priorities. The Reagan administration's political scientists agree that cities have involvement in national issues appears
~George Schultz, State Department the resolution and respond to it, said Kel military buildup, the Democrats insist, little impact on U.S. foreign policy and limited, though the Democrats control
officials, or members of the National Se- Smyth, director of Levin's Michigan mandates city activism to restore cuts in on the executive branch. But city city council. City Clerk Winifred
curity Council. office. But Smyth added that the test ban, domestic programs. governments and lobbying associations Northcross estimates that the council
The city council's resolution will not as a "national issue," will not provoke Council Republicans, though they can affect Congressional decisions on spends "99.9 percent" of its time
be seen by anyone who designs the the same concern from Levin as an issue support cuts in defense spending, feel the spending priorities and other domestic addressing local concerns.
administration's foreign policy, according that directly affects Ann Arbor. city should stick to local concerns like issues. According to Mayor Ed Pierce, a
to Marla Davis, an official in the White City officials have repeatedly disagreed fixing Ann Arbor's roads. Council- And cities throughout the U.S. are Democrat, the city does not employ a
}House Office of Media Relations. The over whether Ann Arbor should involve members, who are already overworked, using this influence more than ever before federal lobbyist, and only petitions the
one-page, non-binding document will sit itself in national politics. Council should not waste time debating national to fight cuts in federal funding of local national government on a case-by-case
in an office file, available only to out-of- Democrats - who unanimously sup- policies they can't influence anyway, transportation, welfare, and housing basis. Pierce could recall only two recent
town journalists, Davis said. ported the test ban resolution - argue Republicans say. programs. See CITIES, Page 2
By WENDY SHARP
Ten University faculty members
met yesterday in hopes of inspiring
their colleagues to send aid to
Nicaraguan universities and develop
"sister departments" there.
The University chapter of
Faculty for Human Rights in El
Salvador and Central America, a
national organization based at the
Jniversity of California-Berkeley,
decided to mobilize faculty
members who are apathetic about
the situation in Central America.
The faculty as a whole are
"sitting in their shells" while other
Ann Arbor residents are taking
action against the Reagan
Administration's policy in Central
America, said Alan Wald, an
English professor. "Going to
meetings and demonstrations has
become 'unprofessional' and we
have to fight to turn things
around," he said.
The group got the idea of
establishing a "sister department"
program from Ann Arbor's link to
Juigalpa, Nicaragua. A ballot
proposal that was passed
overwhelmingly by Ann Arbor
voters last April set up the
program, which was designed to aid
See GROUP, Page 2
By STEPHEN GREGORY
Nearly a third of the $174.5 mil-
lion budget increase Gov. James
Blanchard proposed yesterday would
go toward increased funding for
higher education, an official at the
Department of Management and
Under the proposal Blanchard
presented at a press conference in
Lansing, higher education would
get a 5.3 percent funding increase
over last year. The state's 15 public
colleges and universities would
split $51.5 million of the increase.
Last year the University received
$225 million from the state, which
includes a $9.9 million allocation
for the Research Excellence Fund.
Blanchard's new budget proposes
The proposal also provides a 3.4
percent increase for inflation for
each of the state's colleges.
Budget Director Robert Naftaly
presented the proposal to a joint
session of the state House and Se-
nate shortly after Blanchard's press
Richard Kennedy, the Univ-
ersity's vice president for govern-
ment relations, said that although
the proposed increase would benefit
the University, the amount would
not be enough to stave off a tuition
increase. "Under the circumstances,
I think tuition increases are prob-
ably unavoidable," Kennedy said.
Interim University President
James Duderstadt agreed with
Kennedy, saying it is "obvious"
that students next year will face
higher tuition. Duderstadt pointed
to the fact the state finances only
about half of the University's
general fund, so tuition increases
have to make up for the rest.
The cost of education rises every
year, and the University will have
to charge students to compensate,
Duderstadt said. "We will get a
tuition increase of some kind," he
Duderstadt also cited the
austerity of this year's proposal,
which requests an overall increase
of only 2.8 percent more than this
year's level, as another instigator of
higher tuition costs.
DUDERSTADT said he
would have liked to have seen a
stronger budget for higher
education, but added he thought
Blanchard did the best he could for
higher education in the face of the
state's desire for a leaner budget.
Lynn Schaefer, an official in the
the Department of Management and
Budget, said Blanchard's request
shows that he feels that increasing
the quality of higher education is a
See MICH., Page 3
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Rabbi Meir Kahane, a member of Knesset, the IsraeliParliament, speaks last night to about 200 at the
Ramada Hotel in Southfield.
Conttroversial rabbi wants
to expel Arabs from Israel
By STEVE BLONDER
Special to the Daily
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - After
attacking his critics as "having the
mentality of toilets" and being
"shallow ignoramuses," Rabbi Meir
Kahane told an audience of about
200 last night of the "threat" Arabs
pose to Israel and the "problems"
with American Jewry today.
About 20 protesters picketed the
speech outside the Southfield
Ramada Hotel and local Jewish and
Arab groups boycotted the speech
In addition to being an ordained
orthodox Rabbi, Kahane holds a
law degree from New York
University and leads the Kach party
in the Knesset, the Israeli
Kahane believes all Arabs should
relocate outside the state of Israel.
See RABBI, Page 3
14 win spring break vacation
in Jamaica calendar contest
By LOUIS STANCATO
The female model finalists for the "Spring Break
in Jamaica" calendar last night competed for a trip to
the tropical island.
Fourteen out of the 39 female finalists will be
flown to Jamaica, where they will be photographed
in various island scenes for a calendar for the 1987-88
As of press time last night, the names of the
winners had not been announced.
The judges, who include a professor, students, and
a professional photographer, will select the student
winners. Both men and women will be featured in the
calendar, with men's final interviews tomorrow
Each student contestant must model both formal
and casual clothes and briefly answer a question about
some aspect of their life. The winners are selected on
the. basis of personal appearance, poise, and
personality, according to calendar organizer Bettina
Signori, an LSA senior.
The model hopefuls came to Brandy's restaurant on
Main Street last night for a variety of reasons,
ranging from peer pressure to the lure of sunny
Jamaican beaches. Contestant Toni Hall, an LSA
sophomore, said she entered because a friend
LSA and Art School junior Stacey Savage had a>
different motive. "I've never been to Jamaica and my
parents said I could go anywhere on spring break as
long as it was cheap," she said.
Savage was surprised when she was called back for
the finals, though winning isn't everything to her.
"I'd rather have my friend get it first," she said. "I'd
like to see her happy."
Tomorrow a different panel of judges will select a
still undetermined number to make the journey.
Bar's lingerie show INSIDE
By SUSANNE SKUBIK
As several men shouted "Hurt
me!" and "We want flesh!" four
women strutted through Dooley's
bar last night, modeling lingerie.
Outside, 30 University students
protested the event. Calling the
show sexist and voyeuristic, area
senior Adrianne Neff.
LSA junior Joshua Laird agreed.
"It really grosses me out. It's more
disgusting when you consider this
is a freshman bar."
The group's signs and chants did
not deter men entering the bar.
"Maybe we won't buy the alcohol,
Israeli Knesset Member speaks
out against Arabs, despite
OPINION, PAGE 6.
The Michigan Theater is
planning a "massive" production
to celebrate their rededication.
ARTS, PAGE 8.