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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom


Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Vocal students protest the arrival of U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III to campus yesterday. The protestors chanted anti-Meese
slogans outside the Lawyer's Club, where Meese, former President Ford, Senator Alan Cranston, and other luminaries dined.
Pro testors rallagisMee

Special to the Daily
LANSING - During his State
of the State address yesterday, Gov.
James Blanchard urged state res-
idents to prepare for rapid economic
changes in the future.
Addressing an audience of about
400, Blanchard told lawmakers from
both houses, invited guests, and
media representatives that Michigan
was strong and getting stronger.
He asked state residents to use
the same spirit which "propelled
Michigan to the forefront of Amer-
ican ideas and prosperity" to master
the challenge of global economic
"We can meet the challenge,"
Blanchard said. The state's recovery
from an economic recession four
years ago proves the mettle of
Michigan residents, he said.
"Today, Michigan has more than
come back - we're moving ahead,"
Blanchard said, referring to the
current eight percent unemployment
people working in Michigan than at
any time in our state's history," he
Blanchard said his primary goals
are to make Michigan "number one
in the nineties" and, ultimately,
"the best place in the world." To do
this, Blanchard proposed improving
the environment, diversifying
Michigan's economy, and pursuing
the battle against crime.
Another cog in Blanchard's
proposed plan to improve the state
involves making state residents "the

best educated, most skilled in the
"We will make good on our
commitment that any child in
Michigan who wants to go to
college will be able to afford to
go," Blanchard said, referring to his
recently passed tuition-guarantee
program. The program lets parents
give the state a lump sum or a
series of smaller payments in
exchange for a promise of four
years' paid undergraduate tuition in
a state school when their children
reach college age.
BLANCHARD was inter-
rupted seven "times during his 21-
minute speech by applause from the
audience, but not everyone was
Both Republican and Democratic
legislators voiced their disappoint-
ment at what they called a lack of
substance in the governor's words.
State Senator William Sederburg
(R-East Lansing) said, "Blanchard
really didn't say anything in the
speech. The legislators were just
extras for a campaign speech."
Sederburg said the only point he
derived from Blanchard's speech was
that "we all ought to be proud to be
State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) mocked
Blanchard's constant praising of
Mihigan residents and said that if
Blanchard really wanted to make
Michigan the best place in the
world, he should turn to Sweden as
an example. Bullard feels the
Swedish government is exemplary

What began as a peaceful but
vocal rally against U.S. Attorney
General Edwin Meese- and his
policies turned into a violent
protest when a crowd of more than
300 students confronted a group of
visiting dignitaries, including
former president Gerald Ford.
The guests, iicldidng Senator
Alan Cranston (D- Calif) and New
York Times columnist Anthony
Lewis, are at the University to
participate in a PBS television
series on the constitution-of the
United States. They attended a

Ford, Meese, and others
will tape segments of a
PBS series today at the
Gerald Ford Presidential
Library. See story, Page
dinnerat the Lawyers' Club last-
The goal of the protest;
according to rally organizer David
Roland, a third year law student,
was to educate people about Meese.
and his policies. Meese has sought

to reverse the Roe vs. Wade
Supreme Court decision legalizing
abortion as well as the Miranda
rule, which obligates police to
inform suspects of their rights..
"We don't want a confrontation,"
Roland said before the rally started.
"We want to let Mr. Meese know
we're here and that we're together
and united." -..-
A confrontation was exactly
what occurred as Ford and
surrounding secret service men were
pelted with eggs crossing South
University. The men were walking
from the Alumni Hall Art

Museum, where they had cocktails
and appetizers, to the Lawyer's'
Leo Heatley, director of public
safety at the University, said he
slipped to his knees as protesters
and security officers scuffled at the
Lawyer's Club door. According to
Heatley, Ford entered the club
covered with eggs.
"It casts a very poor image on
the University," he said.
Meese, the object of the protest,
avoided most of the crowd by
entering the building through the
See VISITING, Page 2

Student charged in assaults


Police arrested and charged a University student
with two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual
conduct yesterday. The student pleaded not guilty
before 15th District Judge Pieter Thomassen. He was
released on the condition that he leave his dorm.
LSA Sophomore Jae Kim was identified by two
University students as the perpetrator of two related
attacks occurring in Mary Markley residence hall. He
is suspected by police in two other related assaults.
According to Markley Building Director Mary
Hummel, Kim was given a 24-hour eviction notice
from his dorm room in accordance with University
According to Ann Arbor police Sgt. Jan Suomala,
the first incident occurred Sunday night with sub-

sequent incidents Monday and Tuesday.
Detective Michael Schubring said Kim walked up
behind a female in the Markley Snack Bar and
repeatedly grasped her buttocks. Kim is also being
charged with approaching a female in the Markley
laundry room and putting "his arm around her,
grabbed her buttocks, touched her breasts, and put his
hand between her legs," Schubring said.
The police report said that Kim had done this "for
kicks, and had been doing this thing around campus
for the last two years."
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next
Each count of fourth degree sexual assault carries a
maximum penalty of two years in prison and/or a
$200 fine.

Two appointed to
top research spots

The Office of the Vice President
for Research is undergoing per-
sonnel changes. Linda Wilson, the
University vice president for
research, has appointed a replace-
ment associate vice president and a
new assistant vice president.
Alan Price, interim associate
vice president since 1984, said he
may move to the position of
assistant to the vice president after a

one month transition period, or he
may consider "other options."
His replacement, Andrew Nagy,
a professor of atmospheric and
oceanic science and of electrical en-
gineering and computer science,
assumed the position in January.
Professor of Psychology and of
Women's Studies Jacquelynne
Eccles was appointed to the new
position of Assistant Vice President
See PROFS, Page 3

... takes position in research

LSA-SG seeks participation

Calling itself "the other student government," the
LSA student government has embarked on a
publicity campaign to get more students involved in
its affairs.
Less than 10 percent of the eligible LSA voters
cast a ballot last November for LSA student
government's executive council. LSA-SG President
John Pantowich said he would like to get at least
one-fourth of the LSA students to vote in the
elections next November.
The group is trying to increase its awareness

among students by advertising, putting up posters
in the Diag, and sending a questionnaire about LSA
affairs to students in seven dorms. The surveys will
come out on February 16th and 17th in both the
dorms, the Fishbowl, and the Union.
Vice President Michael Nelson said, "We are ex -
ploring new channels of communicating with
students because our job is to tend to student needs."
Pantowich feels that the questionnaire will help
increase student awareness about the student govern -
ment, as will the ads and posters.
See LSA-SG, Page 2

Canham blasts
cheerleaders ' cocC

University Athletic Director Don
Canham's recent letter to the
basketball cheerleading coach
blames her for protests against the
Intercollegiate Board of Athletic's
unanimous decision to restrict

didn't teach you or the cheerleaders
that the first responsibility of any
cheerleader is to focus all attention
on the team and as little as possible
on themselves."
Team member Monica Gilewski,
an LSA sophomore, said Canham's
criticism is "about as far from the

Students should attend the rally on
the Diag at noon to call for a
nuclear test ban.
WCBN hopes to raise more
money than iu has wattage as it
kicks off its 8th annual fundraiser,
The basketball team travels to

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