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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 72 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1987 COPYRIGHT 1987, THE MICHIGAN DAILY

IU cagers
return
to seek
revenge
By RICK KAPLAN
The Indiana Hoosiers' arrival at
Crisler Arena tonight (9:00 p.m.)
evokes a mixed reaction from
Michigan basketball coach Bill
Frieder.
The last time Indiana coach Bob
Knight brought his squad to Ann
Arbor, on March 8, 1986, the Big
Ten championship was on the line.
The Wolverines blew out the
Hoosiers, 80-52, to win their
second straight Big Ten crown.
Frieder described the game as "the
greatest thrill I've had."
A victory over fourth-ranked
Indiana tonight would qualify as
another thrill for the Michigan
coach.
Frieder said last season's win
featured "the greatest crowd in
Michigan history. It was the largest
crowd (ever at Crisler Arena), and it
was the first time Michigan
basketball played for the Big Ten
title on the last game of the season
like we do in football, it seems,
every year with Ohio State."
Michigan (9-5 overall, 1-2 Big
Ten) is not as strong as the team
that romped that day, but Indiana
(11-1, 2-0) might be better than its
1986 second-place Big Ten squad.
Returning as the key man for
Knight is 6-2 guard Steve Alford.
The senior All-American is
See ALFORD, Page 9

Chair to
quit 'U'
Council

By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
The unexpected early resignation
of University Council co-chair
Donald Rucknagel has burdened the
council with many uncertainties as
it continues drafting a code of non-
academic conduct.
"I don't think that I can do
anything meaningful for the council
anymore," said Rucknagel, a pro-
fessor of internal medicine. "There
is more that we can accomplish
because we haven't agreed upon the
fundamental issues." Rucknagel had
planned to leave the University in
late January to assume leadership of
a sickle-cell anemia center in
Atlanta, Ga. His early resignation
has left the council with a gap that
all agree needs to be quickly filled.
According to faculty senate chai-
rman William Stebbins, replacing
Rucknagel may be difficult. "We
have already been looking for over a
month, but have yet to find
someone who is willing to assume
a position of such responsibility
and commitment," said Stebbins,
who is in charge of finding the
replacement.
R U C K N A G E L'S departure
has left the leadership of the council
to student co-chair Nicole Diller, a
former member of the Civil Liber-
ties Board. "I'm sure that the
council will continue, but we really
need to get the vacancies filled,
qui ily," said Diller,
The council, composed of
students, faculty, and admini-
strators, has been working under
Rucknagel's guidance in its draft of
the code since October 1984. Its
slow progress has led to speculation
that the University administration
may bypass the council and
implement its own code if the
council doesn't present its version
soon.

'I don't think thatI can do
anything meaningful for
the council anymore.'
- Donald Rucknagel,
University Council co-
chair
University administrators feel
that a code is necessary because it
would provide the University with
an additional court system to
supplement what they see as an
inadequate civil court system.
One of Rucknagel's major goals
was to conclude the council's draft
by last month. Although the
council made significant progress in
establishing guidelines for political
dissent last term, he was frustrated
by how far it has to go before
presenting a final version to
University community.
"The faculty seem to know what
he has gone through," Stebbins
said.
ALTHOUGH the council may
have far to go, last December
marked the virtual completion of
guidelines for political protest, the
second of three controversial tiers
that the council plans to tackle.
"This seemed like a convenient
stopping point," Rucknagel said.
Members of the council hoped
to design an alternative to the
administration's code proposal-
which has been rejected by the
Michigan Student Assembly.- by
dividing discussion of the proposed
code into the emergency procedures
for the most violent crimes,
political dissent, and less violent
crimes such as assault.
MSA has the right to approve
any code draft, but has already
See RUCKNAGEL, Page 2

Hand-to-Hand Combat Associated Press
Cleveland quarterback, Bernie Kosar (left), shakes hands with Denver's quarterback, John Elway, before the
Bronco overtime, 23-20 victory against the Browns in the AFC championship game. Denver will take on the
New York Giants in Super Bowl XXI at Pasadena on January 25. See stories on page 10.

Groupurges cost hike in dorms
By ELIZABETH ATKINS Board of Regents. 4.9 percent from 1985-86. residence hall staff members. The .
A student-faculty committee has Mark Davalos, Resident Hous - DAVE Foulke, associate dir - $6 is separate from last year's $100
released a report recommending a ing Association (RHA) vice ector of housing business affairs student fee which funded Apple
6.3 percent in campus housing president, said at Wednesday's RHA and chairman of the committee, said Macintosh computer installment in
costs for the 1987-88 school year. meeting that the average increase that each term, $6 of the increase many University buildings. If RES
The Single Student Housing for each student would be about - or 0.4 percent - would help COMP is not approved, the
Rate Study Committee is composed $177. According to the report, a fund the University's Residence proposed rate increase would be 5.9
of three student RHA repre - double room would cost $191.39 Hall Computing Project, "RES percent.
sentatives and three faculty mem - more than last year. Davalos, an COMP." The program would also be
bers. Its report needs approval from LSA sophomore, said last year's If approved, the program would funded by the University computer
University administrators and the room and board expenses increased provide a personal computer for all See RATE, Page 5
Iranian missiles hit Baghdad a 3

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Iran launched missile
attacks yesterday against Iraq's capital of Baghdad and
the southern port city of Basra. Iraq said it hit back
with a "devastating" air raid on Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeni's holy city of Qom.
Fierce ground fighting was reported for a third
straight day. Communiques from both sides indicated
Iran's forces were still on the offensive near Basra.
Tehran radio claimed Iranian troops killed or
wounded 14,000 Iraqi soldiers and captured 1,000 since
the offensive, called Karbala-5, began early Friday.
An unidentified Iraqi field commander quoted by

Iraq's official news agency said Iran lost 250 tanks in
heavy overnight fighting, with Iranian casualties
including at least 5,000 dead.
The claims, monitored in Nicosia, could not be
substantiated because both sides severly restrict foreign
correspondents' access to the battle zones.
Iran had threatened to launch a decisive "final
offensive" in the 6-year-old Persian Gulf war before the
Iranian new year, or Noruz, on March 21. The
objective appeared to be the capture or encirclement of
Basra, Iraq's second largest city with a population of
about 1 million.

City panel endorses protests
By CARRIE LORANGER week's demonstration, when Uni- illegal."
The group in charge of versity graduate students Dean Fox believes the National GL
increasing the quality of life in Ann Baker afd Mark Weisbrot were is a vehicle for the ReaganE
Arbor's sister city,) Juigalpa, arrested. The protests are partly in ministration to avoid restriction
Nicaragua, has endorsed the Latin opposition to the National Guard's an undeclared Central Amer
American Solidarity Committee's intervention in Nicaragua. war. The National Guard's bu
planned protests at the National Task force member Gregory Fox and placement of troops are
Guard Armory. explained that the group is designed subject to congressional appro
Members of the Sister City Task to promote peace in Central while those of the armed forces
Force - a group appointed by the America, but added, "We are not According to Fox, theS
Ann Arbor City Council - endorsing the civil disobedience.
supported the protests after last We couldn't endorse it if it is See CITY, Page 3
Yesterday Campus grou
The new-and-improved, com-
puterized, automated Michigan By EUGENE PAK Wednesday focus
Daily, which used to feature a The late Martin Luther King Jr. was born 58 care, education
column called Today, is years ago Thursday and the University activism, and th
changing. No longer will you be community will celebrate this week with Native American
able to glance at the bottom of speeches and commemorations. Rackham;
Page 1 to find wacky stories The University's Office of the President will 'a candlelightn
about this crazy mixed-up world, honor King with a two-day symposium King at Trotter
because the Today column, as of beginning tomorrow, entitled "Dr. Martin Prentice Tipton,
today, is dead. In a sense. A Luther King, Jr.: The Unfinished Agenda." The give the openings
resurrected, minimalist version symposium will examine how the University event sponsored1
of Today appears on Page 2, can help complete King's work. Dream Committe
right below the In Brief column. Brian Clapham, coordinator of the event, and students;
It's called "Extras," and it, like said, "There is still work that needs to be done -two parts of;
the Today column, will feature in order to reach the goals he worked for." civil rights move
the lighter side of the news. At 8 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium, be shown at the
Along with the demise of the U.S. Rep. William Gray (D-Pa.), a leading They cover the
Today column, The Daily will speaker on African policy and minority issues, movement andi
be featuring a cleaner, bolder will deliver the keynote address. became involved;
masthead. We hope you enjoy The symposium begins seven days of -Alpha Phi All
the changes. events, including: to King at Rackh
-six free workshops and presentations on p.m.;

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A child enjoys a ride in the Arb on a padded sled yesterday. It was the first chance to enjoy the snow this year.

ps to honor King

sing on issues such as health
, theology and religious
e concerns of Hispanics and
is held in the Union and at
memorial service Thursday for
House at 7 p.m. Minister
a University alumnus, will
speech. The service is the first
by the Commemoration of a
e, an organization of groups
a six-part PBS series on the
ment in the United States to
Law Quad Friday at 6 p.m.
early beginnings of the
its development since King
pha Fraternity's annual tribute
am Auditorium Saturday at 7

-a Sunday morning religious service and
reception sponsored by the Agape Campus
Fellowship and held in the Michigan Union at
11 a.m.
The events will culminate at noon next
Monday with a unity march from the corner of
South University and Washtenaw to the Diag.
Several march leaders, including Ann Arbor
Mayor Fd Pierce, will speak at the rally in the
Diag. A closing ceremony will be held at
Trotter House later in the evening.
According to Tonya Lyles, publicity director
for the Commemoration of a Dream Comm -
ittee, roughly 2,000 people marched and attend -
ed the rally last year, and she expects even more
this year.
Last term, the committee asked the Board of
Regents to cancel classes on King's birthday so
the University community could participate in
the activities.
See EVENTS, Page 3

INSIDE
The presence of the National
Guard in Honduras supports the
contras.
OPINION, PAGE 4
Assassination, starring Charles
Bronson, poisons the cinema
scene.
ARTS, PAGE 7
The Illinios-Chicago hockey
team scorched the Michigan
squad over the weekend.
SPORTS, PAGE 10
WEATHER
Mostly cloudy today. High in
the mid 30's.

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