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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 105 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - THURSDAY, MARCH 5,1987 COPYRIGHT 1987 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Reagan
admits
'mistake'
President responds
to Tower findings

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
United Coalition Against Racism rallyers cheer yesterday at the Fleming indict the University administration for not responding to past deman-
Building. The demonstrators marched from the Diag to present their ds," said rally speaker Barbara Ransby, a history graduate student.
12 demands to University Provost James Duderstadt. "We are going to
Consfrotationrs
Coalition demands action on racismn

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Reagan acknowledged
yesterday night that his once-secret
Iranian initiative "deteriorated" into
an arms-for-hostages deal and said,
"It was a mistake."
In a speech prepared for delivery
from the Oval Office, Reagan said
that "as president, I cannot escape
responsibility."
Echoing criticism, issued by the
Tower commission, Reagan said he
did not ask enough questions of his
aides about the specifics of the Iran
initiative.
HOWEVER, IN remarks
prepared for his nationally broadcast
speech,he insisted anew that he did
not know about the alleged
diversion of profits from the arms
sale to the Contra rebels in
Nicaragua.
"As the Tower board reported,"
Reagan said, "what began as a
strategic opening to Iran deteriorated
in its implementation into trading
arms for hostages. This runs
counter to my own beliefs, to
administration policy and to the
original strategy we had in mind.
"There are reasons why it
happened but no excuses. It was a

mistake," he said.
REAGAN HAS said before
that mistakes were made in the Iran
initiative but has not said he
committed any of them. He had
been urged in advance by
Republicans and Democrats alike to
make such a statement.
Noting that he has not said
much about the affair over the past
three months, Reagan
acknowledged, "I've paid a price for
my silence in terms of your trust
and and confidence. But I have had
to wait, as have you, for the
complete story."
Noting the publication of the
Tower report last week, Reagan
said, "I'm often accused of being an
optimist and it's true I had to hunt
pretty hard to find any good news in
the board's report."
HOWEVER, HE said he was
relieved that it said the president
"does indeed want the full story to
be told."
The address marked Reagan's
first detailed response to the Tower
commission's criticism of his
detached management style and
ignorance about the details and
consequences of his arms-to-Iran
policy.

By WENDY LEWIS
Members of the United Coalition Against
Racism, at an anti-racism rally held on the Diag
yesterday, vowed to bring the University
"kicking and screaming in the 20th century."
The coalition, angered by recent criticisms
that the racial incidents occurring at the
University are isolated and insignificant,
repeated their demands on the University
Administration at a rally yesterday.
Roderick Linzie, a graduate student in
sociology and UCAR member, presented a list

of 12 demands to an audience of about 200. The
demands included:
- full investigation and publication of the
Couzens Dorm incident and the WJJX radio
broadcast. They also demanded investigation of
alleged but presently unpublished individual
incidents of racist violence,
- expulsion of all individuals involved in
racist incidents from dorms,
. University-wide Financial Aid Appeals
Board, and;
" tuition waiver for all under-represented
minorities.

The demonstrators marched from the Diag to
the Fleming Administration Building to present
Vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost
James Duderstadt with the demands. The
students read the list out loud and in unison,
demanding that the administration take action to
make the University a safe and equal
community.
"We are calling for action now, " said
Barbara Ransby, a graduate student in history
and a rally speaker. "We are going to indict the
.University administration for not responding to
See COALITION, Page 2

U' builds
193 new.
computer
tations
By STEVE BLONDER
Students will have access to
almost two hundred more
computers before the end of winter
term, according to University
officials.
The new computer site, located
above Rick's American Cafe at 611.
Church Street, will contain 170
Macintosh-pluses and 20 Zenith
r~ omputers, according to Budget
Finance Manager for Information
Technology Robert Moore.
Construction crews are doing 60
See RICK'S, Page 3
Research
C a
bffic iaI
to take
mwd. post
By STEVE KNOPPER
Alan Price, the University's
interim associate vice president for
research, will resign from his
position April 15 to assume the
newly-created position of Assistant
Dean for Research and Graduate
Studies at the University's Medical
School.
Ronald Olsen, professor of
microbiology, will assume most of
ice's duties when he becomes the
ssistant Vice President for

Shortage of cold cash freezes
student Jamaica calendar plans

By JIM BRAY
Spring break was put on ice for
21 University models when
organizers of the "Spring Break in
Jamaica" calendar canceled the
endeavor Feb. 19, three days before
their planned departure.
The student organized calendar
was designed to use both male and
females models in an environment
out the University.
According to Robert Bellavita,
an LSA senior and director of Ann
Arbor Calendar Inc., the trip was
canceled because of a lack of

advertiser funds. He said advertisers
were given two months prior to the
trip to finalize their commitment.
Advertisers' requests for artwork
and for a sample calendar were not
completed by the calendar's
creators, so they did not receive
approximately 60 percent of their
budget in time for the trip.
"We tried to find every other
option and the wisest option was
this," Bellavita said of the trip's
sudden cancellation.
"You can't spend money you
don't have," he added.

The models' contract guaranteed
transportation and lodging for the
trip in return for their work on the
calendar. According to the
organizers, canceling the trip was
not a breach in this agreement
because they never received the
modeling services.
Alex Garbuio, an engineering
senior and one of the male models,
said, "They ask us to be
professional about the trip, but
when it came down to it, they were
not professional."

TAs to protest slow-moving
U contract negotiations

By ANDY MILLS
The Graduate Employees Organization will
conduct an informational picket at the Regents' Plaza
today to protest "slow progress" of contract
negotiations.
The current contract between the GEO - which
represents staff and teaching assistants - and the
University's Board of Regents was set to expire
March 1, but was extended to midnight tonight.
High on the GEO's list of demands is a salary
increase to compensate for the rising cost of living in
Ann Arbor, higher tuition,.and costs incurred due to

the new tax law. The GEO is asking for a 23 percent
increase for 1987-88 as well as an additional 15
percent the following year.
"We're hoping to offset some of the 'non-gains'
we've made in prior years," said GEO President Alice
Haddy.
The University's most recent proposal, Haddy said,
omitted a salary increase. Instead, it allowed for a 6
percent increase this year and next year in the tuition
waiver received by graduate employees. Haddy equated
this to a 3 percent salary increase.
See GEO, Page 3

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
In your face!
Illinois forward Lowell Hamilton records a dunk while three Wolverine
defenders look on helplessly. The Illini jumped out to an early lead and
coasted to an 89-75 win. See Story, Page 8.

Hearing may ease racial tensions

By STEPHEN GREGORY
While it is unclear how the
hearing on racism scheduled for
today will effect the University, one
thing is certain: it will be
emotionally charged as members of
the University community discuss
racism on campus.
The hearing has sparked a range

speculate on what actions may arise
from the hearing, but wanted to
dispell the rumor that the
legislature may withhold University
funds if the administration does not
lessen racial tensions on campus.
"We would never take those
actions," Hood said.
University President Harold

working on it.
OWSLEY speculated Shapiro's
testimony will include the history
of the University's minority
recruitment and retention efforts,
the difficulties of recruitment and
retention, and plans to overcome
these difficulties in his statement.
He also believes the speech will

many high school students are
considering colleges - may hinder
minority enrollment.
Kennedy said the contents of the
hearing may also effect enrollment
figures. He said if all the
testimonies point to "how terrible
this place is," it will have a
negative effect. Kennedy said he

INSIDE
Yuppies' careers will sufferif
there is a code of non-academic
conduct.
OPINION, PAGE 4
The Vienna Philharmonic re-
membered everything...except
the vivace.
- ARTS, PAGE 7
Michigan wrestler Joe Pantaleo

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