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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom

About 90 students in the
recently-formed United Coalition
Against Racism held their second
arganizational meeting last night to
discuss plans to fight incidents of
racism on and off campus.
Students decided last week to
form a coalition of individuals and
student groups on campus. At their
meeting, they cited a Couzens flier,
1-display at the Middle Earth gift
shop showing the character
"Buckwheat," the Howard Beach
murder and other incidents as
evidence of increasing racism.
Members of the coalition have
demanded that the University
adminsitration condemn and
investigate the Couzens incident,
which provided the catalyst to the
coalition's formation last week.
x On Monday, Associate Director
for Housing Education, John
Heidke, who called the flier
".isgusting," said the Couzens
building director, Paul
McNaughton, is investigating the
But McNaughton said he
reported the information he had on
the incident to housing
administration officals. He
speculated campus or housing
security would investigate it.
Director of Public Safety Leo
Heatley and Joel Allan, housing
security manager, said yesterday
that their respective departments
were not directly handling the






A taxi patiently waits for a middle-of-the-night shopper at Stop-N-Go. (See photostory, Page 7).
'U' hospital ceerae
first year anniversary

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Shiites fought an alliance of Druse
and communist gunmen for the
third day yesterday in a battle for.
control of Moslem west Beirut that
has caused scores of casualties and
set whole neighborhoods ablaze.
Police said at least 24 people
were killed and 125 wounded yes-
terday in west Beirut's fiercest fact-
ional struggle in three years. They
said the toll was at least 30 dead and
150 wounded since the fighting
began Sunday.
Dozens of fires raged in res-
idential districts because the inten-
sity of battle kept fire engines from
getting through. Several apartment
buildings were burned and scores of
cars destroyed by gunfire and rocket-
propelled grenades.
GRENADE explosions and
bursts of fire from heavyamachine
guns shook the city all day.
Thousands of families took refuge
in basements and bomb shelters.
The Syrians have crossed swords
with the main Shiite militia Amal
since the 1982 Israeli invasion,
when the Shiites began moving in
on the communist power base in
south Lebanon.
Last year, the communists
joined Walid Jumblatt's Druse
militia, the pro-Syrian Baath Party

and Lebanon's leftist Syrian Social
Nationalist Party in a new coalition
called the National Democratic
Syria called cease-fires at
daybreak and sundown Tuesday, but
the first had no effect and the firing
continued long after the second.
New internal strife among its
clients was a major setback for
Syria, which is the main power
broker in Lebanon and has been
trying to arrange a settlement of the
civil war.
Brig. Gen. Ghazi Kenaan,
Syria's military intelligence chief
in Lebanon, made a hasty trip to
Beirut. The Syrians have 25,000
troops in east and north Lebanon.
The Druse-run Voice of the
Mountain radio said unidentified
men invaded the house of
Communist Party ideologue and
writer Hussein Mroweh, 57, in the
Shiite-controlled Ramlet al-Baida
district and shot him dead with
silencer-equipped pistols.
Fighting in the streets halted
efforts to locate Anglican Church
envoy Terry Waite, who has been
missing since leaving his hotel Jan.
20 to negotiate with Shiite kid-
nappers for the freedom of two
American hostages.

One year ago this week, the new $285 million
University Hospital was dedicated with a gourmet
caterer, hundreds of balloons, and music from
chamber ensemble.
One year later, it has proved to be a success.
THE hospital boasts new computer systems,
automated robot-like machines which transport
material from floor to floor, new methods of food
preparation, and a computerized building maintenance

It is a "multi-million dollar thing that gleams and
sparkles everywhere," said Larry Warren associate
director and administrator for the University Hospital.
Since the new hospital opened, it has had an
average 90.1 percent occupancy rate, compared to an
occupancy rate of 86.6 percent in the old hospital.
The new hospital was not expected to reach a 90
percent occupancy level until the 1990s.
WARREN attributed the increased occupancy
directly to the upgraded facilities. Patients were
reluctant to come to the Old Main Hospital, he said,
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A friend is not a feller who is
taken in by sham, a friend is one
who knows our fauy and doesn't
give a damn.
This poem hangs on a plaque
between several public service
awards on Leroy Williams' office
wall. Like the poem, Williams is
direct and straightforward and prefers
to deal with people in that manner.
Williams, director of housing
information, relaxes in an office
Ichair pushed away from his desk,
kills at
least 4 1
Pin Braz il
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -
Two commuter trains collided yes-
terday on the outskirts of Sao Pau-
lo, and the city's hospital sup-
erintendent said at least 41 people
were killed and more than 155
TV Globo, the nation's largest
private television network, said 45
people were killed in the crash, but
that report could not be confirmed.
"The scene was horrible," Dr.
Carlos Alberto Guglielmi Eid,
director of city hospitals, told The
Associated Press. He was in charge
of medical care at the scene and said
41 people were killed.
"Unfortunately many of the
injured are in critical condition and
the death toll could rise, " he said.
The accident occurred lust out-

I enjoys
which is covered with a blanket of
paperwork. His first description oft
himself is simply: "I'm a pretty 1
happy person."I
SHARPLY dressed in a gray c
and navy-blue suit, Williams also
says he is "people-oriented." He
emphasizes his words with flowing i
hand movement.1
Jo Rumsey, assistant director oft
housing information, said Williams
is best described as "laid-back."p
Rumsey said Williams is "easy-
going;" he believes in a "team"F
approach to working with people tot
solve problems. She described
Wiliams as "very approachable" andl
comfortable to work with.C
Williams, 41, has lived in Ann
Arbor all his life. He attended
Central State University in Ohio,l

where he majored in marketing and
earned a bachelor's degree in
business administration in 1968.
He has done some graduate work in
counseling at Eastern Michigan
WILLIAMS began working
for the University as a computer
programmer in April 1969. In
August of that year, he became
Assistant Building Director at Mary
A month later, Williams became
Building Director of Mosher Jordan,
where he worked for two years. In
1971, he was building director of
Markley and remained there for
eight years. Williams then became
an assistant director of housing
information for one year, until he
landed his present job as Director.

As housing information director,
Williams oversees all residence hall
activites as well as landlord listings
for off-campus housing.
"I enjoy my work very, very
much," he said cheerily. "I really
OUTSIDE of his office
schedule, Williams guides others by
being involved with several
organizations and programs.
Eight years ago, Williams'
struggle with alcoholism did not
allow time for involvement in
outside activities. Williams
recovered from the disease when he
became involved with the National
Council on Alcoholism.
"I feel very comfortable talking
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Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Leroy Williams, Director of Housing Information, gives his time to public
service activities such as the United Way and the National Council on

Research News informs
By STEVE KNOPPER problem," and contains
The music of Bach, computer networks, Medicare, writing" by Katterman an
and the Spruce Budworm - they are all in the writing each issue. Kat
Research News. alumnus; he started with TI
The News, sponsored by the University's Division "We try to bridge the
of Research Development and Administration researcher talks to his co
(DRDA), is run by Editor Lee Katterman and Writer explains his topic to othe
Anne Rueter, and is the only research-related writer for the Ann Arbor O
publication on campus. Each issue focuses on people have knowledge of
research being done by University scientists. readable."
ACCORDING to DRDA Director Jim Lesch, The word "research," ac
Aniversity Ca CmaDIN gDaiaroundthJiecup images of complex me
university research magazines around the country topics. Since last term, thou
range from four-page newsletters to full-color the economy, the nation's
extravaganzas. The Research News, Lesch said, is biographers. Reuter saic
unique because it "deals with a single major research See RESEAR

"extremely high quality
d Rueter, who take turns
terman is a University
he News in 1983.
gap between the way a
illeagues and the way he
rs," said Rueter, a former
bserver. "We never assume
a topic - we make things
cording to Rueter, conjures
dical and computer science
ugh, the News has covered
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MSA restricts role in
non-student concerns


The Michigan Student Assembly
last night passed a resolution to
limit the assembly's involvement
in issues of national and
international concern.
According to Bruce Belcher,
chair of MSA's Rules and Elections
Committee, the assembly is now

referendum to the March elections,
asking students whether or not
MSA should address these issues.
Newblatt's ballot proposal
mirrored a referendum question
already drafted in a petition by the
Involved in Michigan Political
Action Committee. According to
IMPAC Vice Chairperson Sandy

Revelations by AIDS victims
are valuable contributions to
public knowledge of the disease.
The men's basketball team hosts
Wisconsin tonight at Crisler
Anticipation mounts for



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