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Baker announces
Gates' withdrawal

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly
installed White House chief of staff
Howard Baker announced yesterday
that Robert Gates' nomination as
CIA director was being withdrawn
at Gates' request and said President
Reagan was ready to tackle the Iran-
Contra problem head-on in a speech
to the nation.
Appearing formally for the first
time before the White House press
corps, Baker said of Reagan: "I've
never seen him better than today."
Baker said "the original plan"
was for Reagan to announce a
nominee at the same time Gates'
withdrawal was announced, but "it
didn't quite come together that
way." He said choosing a successor
for William Casey as director of the
CIA was "an urgent item on the
president's agenda."
In a letter to Reagan released by
Baker, Gates, acting director of the

CIA, told the president, "It is
apparent that there is strong
sentiment in the Senate" to
withhold approval of his nomina -
tion pending completion of the
investigation into the Iran-Contra
affair.
Gates said in the letter he
thought such delay would be
damaging to the CIA "and to our
national security."
Baker released Reagan's letter in
response, in which the president
said that "with great regret I've
agreed to Robert Gates' request."
"I've asked Bob to continue
serving under a new director,"
Reagan said, describing Gates, as "a
remarkably talented and dedicated
man. I've been impressed with the
class he has shown, under the
enormous pressure of recent weeks.
In any other time, I am sure he
would have been easily confirmed."

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 3, 1987-- Page 3
pH imbalance
ixed in pool
By ROSE MARY WUMMEL to the pool along with the person
Contrasting explanations for the who had been assigned to do so.
cause of a chemical imbalance in She said chemical problems are
the Central Campus Recreation rare.
Building pool have been found. The Fox said the story is a rumor.
pool reopened last week. He said the problem was mecha -
On Feb. 10, tests showed high nical and not unusual. But it is the
pH levels in the Margaret Bell first time the pool has been closed
pool. Signs warned swimmers of due to a chemical imbalance, Fox
the chemical imbalance, and said said.
swimming was at their own risk. Fox said 99 percent of all pool
However, on Feb. 12 a new test closures are related to people going
by the University's Environmental to the bathroom in the pool.
Health Agency showed a danger - Many swimmers complained
ously high pH level, and the pool about the pool during the problem.
was closed until Feb. 16.L a rduBrhndan dcing th yb a.
Conflicting explanations of the Lifeguard Brendan McCarthy, an
chemical imbalance have been LSA sophomore, said swimmers
given. complained of a dry mouth and dry
According to CCRB Building skin. Some found it difficult to
Director Robert Fox, the problem breathe because of higher levels of
was caused by an automatic chlorine gas in the air.
chlorine feeder malfunction. How - New water was added to the
ever, a CCRB employee who pool after adding more chemicals
wishes to remain anonymous said proved unsuccessful. LSA senior
the source of the problem was Teresa Nehra said the water was
"definitely human error." "cold but clean after repairs."
Fox said the feeder breakdown
stopped chlorine from entering the The Bell pool was again plagued
pool. A maintenance worker added with problems last week. The
chlorine by hand, but the feeder automatic chlorine filter mal -
kicked back on while chlorine was functioned. Fox believes the
added manually, Fox explained. problem was related to the problem
Twice the usual amount was during mid-winter break. Unlike the
detected. five day pool closure which
However, the employee said the followed the first chemical im -
source of the problem was a human balance, the problem was remedied
error. She has reason to believe an quickly and the pool was not
unauthorized person added chlorine closed.
ddisquaification

MSA puts last two
students on RPC

By STEVE KNOPPER
Two graduate students have been
appointed to the University's
Research Policies Committee,
replacing the last of the four
students who resigned in protest fall
term.
Michigan Student Assembly
representative Mojahid David and
MSA military research advisor
Tamara Wagner attended their first
committee meeting Feb. 20.
Ed Kraus, head of the MSA
committee which chooses the
students for the committee, said
Wagner and David were "good,
capable, interested people. I knew
they would attend the meetings and
they would represent the students."
"They both jumped right in there
and participated," said committee
Chairperson George Carignan, a
research engineer. "It's obvious that
they are a couple of active students
and we welcome them."
The two students will join LSA
junior Jackie Victor and Rackham
graduate student Ed Hellen, who
were appointed before the commit-
tee's Jan. 30 meeting.
"There is a definite need for
student input," said Wagner. "There

aren't many more (students) who
have done research on research...
It's my job to find out what goes
on at these meetings."
"I don't favor a large amount of
funds going into military research,"
said David, adding that through
committee, he can "monitor the
University and find out what it's
. doing in (Strategic Defense
Initiative) research." 4.4 percent of
last year's $183 million research
budget was from the Department of
Defense.
The committee, formed in 1981,
discusses research-related issues at
its monthly meetings and presents
its decisions and findings to Vice
President for Research Linda
Wilson and the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs.
During its December meeting,
the committee voted to approve its
majority report on research guide-
lines. The previous student mem-
bers - former MSA military re-
search advisor Ingrid Kock, history
graduate student Eric Caplan,
physics graduate student Michael
Massey, and graduate student
Marisela Velez - had resigned
before the meeting.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY

Windows replaced
Terry' Kelley, left, and Mike Mowery install new windows in the West.
Engineering Building yesterday.

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citizens.
Taberner lived in the United
States for 16 years prior to the
contest. Taberner's lawsuit, filed in
a federal court on February 27, calls
to have the rule declared unconsti -
tutional and asks for $1.5 million
compensatory damages, $500,000
punitive damages, and an injunction
to lift the disqualification.
The lawsuit says Kent State
breached Taberner's contract after he
won the contest, which carried a
$20,000 first prize.
Ralph Oates, Taberner's lawyer,
said, "There were several oral
breeches of the contract after the
contest." Oates said he soon plan-
ned to formally serve Kent State
witi the suit, in which Taberner is
suing its trustees and President
Michael Schwartz. Kent State
attorneys then have 20 days to
return an official defense statement.
"Everybody ought to have a

ights awar
right to enter a state contest. He
lives here, he graduates from col-
lege with honors, and now they say
he can't enter their little contest,"
Oates said.
Robert Beck, director of legal
affairs at Kent State said it was too
soon to speculate on the case. "We
haven't been officially served yet,
but when the time comes the
Attorney General of Ohio will
decide on the defense," he said.
According to Oates, Schwartz
and board trustee member Richard
Cunningham asked Tabemer to be a
consultant so his design could still
be used. But the school decided later
to award first place to another
designer.
Oates said he was also filing a
conspiracy claim against the school
because of a meeting called for by
Schwartz and Cunningham after the
contest. "They told him not to
bring an attorney," Oates said. "And
that board of trustee member is a

lawyer."
Schwartz and Cunningham were
unavailable for comment. Beck said
it is too early to make an official;
response.
Taberner has the support of the
American Institute of Architecture
Students (AIAS) in Washington,

D.C. 4ich called for the trustees
to recognize the first place entry,
construct the winning design, and
allow the designers to guide the
project's construction.
Oates said the major stumbling
block in the suit is getting the case
into court.

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Campus Cinema
Adam's Rib (George Cukor,
1949), MTF, DBL/7 p.m., Mich.
Tracy and Hepburn are married.
They're also lawyers on opposite
sides of a murder trial, and the fur
and feathers fly right on down to the
final verdict -- can true love triumph
over professional differences?
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1978),
MTF, DBL/9 p.m., Mich.
A hilarious, romantic, surreal look
at love amongst New York neurotic
intellectual types. Won a well-
deserved Oscar for Best'Picture.
Performances
The Petreus Trio- 5:30 p.m.,
MLB Lecture Room 2.
This Romanian Country Music
Group arrives in Ann Arbor
following their successful tour in
France.

Susan McGee- "Violence
Against Women," National
Organization for Women, 7:30 p.m.,
Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Meetings
Campus Bible Study- 7 p.m.,
3rd Floor Michigan League, Room
C.
Union of Students for Isreal-
7 p.m., Hillel.
Parent Support Group - 8
p.m., Huron Oaks Chemical
Dependency Treatment Center, 5301
E. Huron Drive.
Furthermore
Students of Objectivism-
Video presentations, "Socialism
Equals Fascism," and
"Conservatism: The Antithesis of
Capitalism," 8 p.m., Michigan
Union, Anderson Room.
Career Planning &
Placement- "Preparing for the
Second Interview" and "Finding a
Summer Job: Strategies for the
Procrastinator," 4:10 p.m., 3200
SAB.
Weight Loss & Control- 8:30
p.m., Ann Arbor "Y", (663-0536).
Women in Science- Videotape
on careers in Geology, noon, 2nd
Floor Comerica Bank, Corner of
Thayer and North University.
Revolutionary History
Series- "The American
Communist Party: Deep Roots, in
the Working Class, But a Stalinist
Dead-end," 7 p.m., 439 Mason Hall.
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The List," co
The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
48109. Include all pertinent in-
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number. We must receive an-
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Council tabi
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a bar next summer on the lower
level of Tally Hall.
The bar would be cordoned off to
keep out underage drinkers and may
also include a dance floor. If council
supports the license, Mennicotti
must then gain approval from the
state Liquor Control Commission.
Read and Use
Daly Classifieds

!es licensing
Dan Sparks, director of executive
services for the LCC, said last
month that the license is likely to
be approved.
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Speakers
Dan Rose- "Accounting Ethics,"
Beta Alpha Psi Club, 4:30 p.m.,
Assembly Hall.
Kathleen Marsaglia- "Plate
Tectonic Setting, Composition, and
Cementation of Arc-Related Sands
Recovered by the Deep Sea Drilling
Project," Dept. of Geological
Sciences, 4 p.m., 4001 C.C. Little.
Susan Richards Shreve-
"Reading From Her Work," Visiting
Writers Series, 4 p.m., Rackham
East Conference Room.
John L. Eltinge- "Time Series
and Measurement Error Models,"
Dept. of Statistics, 3:30 p.m., 1443
Mason Hall.
Dr. Richard L. Naeye- "When
and How Antenatal Brain Damage
Takes Place," 8:15 a.m., F 1608
Mott Hospital; "Effects of Maternal
Nutrition on Pregnancy Outcome," 3
p.m., Thomas Francis, Jr. Building
School of Public Health Auditorium.

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