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U-Cellar crushed under debts
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Cellar's board of directors, cited
another reason - the independent
units of the Cellar tended to
purchase and keep too much
inventory on hand.
A LOCAL magazine has
reported that the store's name and
inventory were sold to Barnes and
Noble, and it was thought that
Barnes and Noble wanted to move
in the store's central campus
location as soon as possible. The
entire deal fell through, however,
because the Cellar cannot transfer
its lease without renegotiation with
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offered by the University, local
merchants do not feel the computer
sale will affect their businesses, and
some say it will enhance business
through repair revenue and software
A University Computer System
Consultant who asked not to be
identified added, "Computer
Weekend should not impact local
merchants' computer, sales. Very
The Cellar is now negotiating
with Nebraska Books, owner of
Ulrich's, for a deal which might
include the inventory, fixtures, and
office equipment, said Self. She
would not say who might take the
The Cellar was started in 1970 to
provide a inexpensive outlet for
student texts, and the changes it
forced upon the book market may
last for a while despite its absence,
FIVE OR SIX local
businesses engaged in a lucrative
market sharing, Perigo said. One
store would specialize in medical
specific things are being sold. The
only thing that might be affected is
the sale of external things such as
disks and mouse pads."
Ulrich's Sales Manager Marvin
Davis said, "If people are going to
buy Macs, they are going to buy
them anyway. We don't sell Apple
products and therefore don't expect
to be affected."
CYNTHIA EVERY, General
Manager of Rent-A-Byte Inc., said
textbooks, another in law texts, and
another in arts and engineering
supplies; thus the stores did not
compete head to head. The Cellar
offered a variety of texts at a
"When the Cellar started it met a
strong need. We needed a student
book store," Perigo said.
"As the U-Cellar came in, we
put a lot of people out of business.
We created a situation that brought
the nationals in," he said. "I see a
healthy competition between the
Barnes and Noble instituted a 5
percent price cut across the board
for all new texts this term,
matching the Cellar's pricing
Jerry Maloney, general manager
of the Barnes and Noble store, said
he expects the 5 percent cut to
continue in future semesters.
Todd Hunter, Vice President of
Nebraska Books, said he didn't
think prices would rise.
Said Perigo, "The Cellar made
its mark. It served, perhaps, its
purpose. It created and did what it
needed to do, but perhaps it doesn't
need to exist for another four or five
20% off computers
while students benefit from the
computer sale, computer dealers
may be undercut. She explained that
students can buy computers from
the University cheaper than the
dealers can buy from the company.
According to Gregory Marks,
deputy vice provost for information
technology, a such large computer
drop has not been before by Apple
or the University.
"This program should serve as a
good test run for what happens
when you try to deliver large
volumes of machines to, hopefully,
many students. It is a good time for
the University to work out the
mechanics and logistics of a large
computer distribution," he said.
Nancy Reding, president of the
Learning Center LTD, one of the
three retail stores participating in
the sale, added that "this program is
a good way to say all is well after
all of the hard feelings between the
University and the computer
Despite a refusal by Apple
officials to comment about the new
types of computers that will
become available in February or
March, Marks said that "Apple is
not selling these machines (to the
University) because they are going
out of production."
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Michigan Supreme Court
elects woman chief justice
LANSING - Dorothy Comstock Riley, who four years ago lost
her seat on the Michigan Supreme Court in a dispute over who had
the authority to fill it, was elected the court's chief justice yesterday. ;
Riley, of Grosse Pointe Farms, succeeds G. Mennen Williams
who was forced by state law to retire at age 75.
"I think my colleagues are to be congradulated for choosing well,
Williams told reporters. "Justice Riley is well known for her
scholarly, trenchant opinions and she's particularly well known for;
having her opinions out before anyone else's."
Riley became the center of controversy when outgoing Gov.
William Milliken appointed her in 1982 to fill a vacancy.
The Republican was removed from office early in 1983 after four
justices agreed the appointment belonged to Governor-elect James
Blanchard, a Democrat.
In 1984, voters elected her back to the bench.
Congress to probe Iran deal
WASHINGTON - A new Congress tackled a top priority yes -
terday, creating two Watergate-style committees to investigate why
the United States clandestinely sold arms to Iran and how some money
wound up supporting Nicaragua's contra rebels.
"Our first duty in this Congress is the restoration of public trust in
the formulation of American foreign policy," said Sen. Robert Byrd
(D-W. Va.), the majority leader in the new Democrat-controlled
Senate, as the body opened for business.
Partisan tensions were already becoming apparent over the Iran
issue and its potential for affecting the 1988 presidential elections.
Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), now the minority leader in the 100th Con -
gress, urged colleagues not to be consumed by the Iran-contra matter
to the exclusion of other issues.
"There are too many other problems, domestic and foreign, prob -
lems that are not going to go away," Dole said. "They cannot, and
should not, be swept aside because of an obsession with the Iranian
New leaders open Congress
WASHINGTON - The 100th Congress, firmly in Democratic
control, convened yesterday amid traditional ceremonies and the usual
bickering to face familiar issues ranging from trade to cleaning up the
environment and a new concern - the Iran-contra connection.
"I'm ready, I'm eager and we've got work to do," an upbeat Sen.
Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.) told reporters moments before - by virtue of
a 55-45 Democratic edge - he reclaimed his position as majority :
leader after six years of Republican control of the chamber.
Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), who was trading places with Byrd and,
becoming minority leader, said, somewhat wryly, it would be "a new
and different Senate."
Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss.) received the gavel for his new post of
president pro tem of the Senate from his predecessor, Sen. Strom
Thurmond of South Carolina, the chamber's senior Republican.
Puerto Rico to inspect
hotels for safety violations
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's fire chief said yesterday.
every hotel on the island would be inspected for safety violations,
starting at once, to head off any repetition of the Dupont Plaza Hotel
The New Year's Eve inferno at the 439-room luxury hotel,
officially called a case of arson, killed 96 people and injured more than
140, many of them American tourists.
Fire Chief Aurelio Lopez Rivera told the Associated Press, "We are
going to take out the inspection reports (of all the hotels) to determine
which should be reinspected immediately. And then we are going to
extend the inspection to the other hotels" in this U. S. common -
President found cancer-freeA
WASHINGTON - President Reagan, saying he's feeling fine and
signaling impatience to leave the hospital, was told yesterday that
tests showed no cancer in the tissue removed during his operation for
an enlarged prostate.
Presidential physician John Hutton, a lieutenant colonel in the
Army, said the president would be double-checked for the possible
recurrence of cancer by means of a computerized, three-dimensional x-
ray of his abdominal organs yesterday afternoon.
"The president is recovering very well from surgery," Hutton said
in a written statement released by the White House. "He feels good
and has not complained of any pain. His vital signs are all in the
normal range and are stable and strong. There is no evidence of post-
operative infection. His physicians are impressed and extremely
pleased by the president's resilience and condition.
"Final laboratory results on tissue removed during Monday's
transurethral resection are in, and show the tissue to be benign,"
When the president's doctors told him of these results, Hutton said,
Reagan asked, "Well, then, what am I doing here?"
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