The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 24, 1987- Page 3
By STEVEN TUCH
Two University economic forecasters predict growth
in the American economy in the next two years,
mostly due to improvements in the balance of trade.
In a scheduled update of the national forecast made
last November, Professors Saul Hymans and Janet
Wolfe said that growing exports, lower oil imports,
and flat non-oil imports will bring about a $32.4
billion improvement to next year's foreign trade
balance, stimulating the national economy.
The economists predict the gross national product
(GNP) will increase 3.2 percent and 3.7 percent in
1987 and 1988 respectively, compared to the 2.5
percent increase in 1986.
The GNP will remain weak as a result of the
strength of auto sales at the end of 1986 due to
automakers' loan incentives and a revised tax law that
ends the deductability of sales tax on cars. Therefore,
automobile purchases are expected to decline, holding
the GNP increase to a minimum.
The report gives no indication of how the economic
growth will affect the University in terms of federal
student financial aid or state grants, but it does say
federal expenditures will increase by only 3.8 percent in
1987 and 3.5 percent in 1988, compared to increases in
1985 of 10.1 percent and in 1986 of 6.5 percent.
The non-defense spending projections show grants-
in-aid increases to state and local governments will
increase only 2.2 percent in 1987 and remain flat in
1988, compared to the 7.4 percent increase experienced
over the past year. These figures may indicate a
decrease in the amount of money students receive from
both federal student aid and state grants to the
In order to adjust to the new tax reforms and to
compensate for the excess supply of commercial
buildings, spending by businesses will increase only a
little more than 5 percent. However, this increase in
production will be enough to cause a decline in the
civilian unemployment rate from the current 6.75
percent to 6.3 percent by the end of 1987 and between
6.1 and 6.2 percent by the end of 1988, the lowest
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Students gather at the Diag last night for a candlelight vigil honoring victims of racial violence. The vigil,
sponsored by the Free South African Committee, marks the beginning of the Two Weeks of Action Against
Apartheid and Racism.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Three Films By Sidney
Peterson, Eyemeidae, 8 p.m., 214
Three from the Poppa of Dada,
including Mr. Frenhofer And The
Minotaur (based on a Bazac story),
The Petrified Dog (1948), and The
Cage, in which a disembodied eye
wanders around Frisco. Some call it
Soldier Girls (Nick Broomfield &
Joan Churchill, 1981), Alt Act, 7:30
p.m., Aud C.
Three women undergo the
brutalities of basic lrainin.
Following the film Dan Rutt,
convicted for failing to register for
the draft, will speak.
Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968),
MTF, DBL/7 p.m., Mich.
Everybody's favorite space vixen
sets out to thwart the plans of the
evil Duran Duran, en route
discovering that she can absorb more
sexual pleasure than any other
woman, that in some cases the old-
fashioned ways are best, and that,
yes, an angel is love. And if you
think this blurb is incomprehensible,
try seeing the flick.
Cotton Clubk(Francis Ford
Coppola, 1985), MTF, DBL/9 p.m.,
Richard Gere is a happy-go-lucky
trumpet player in the Harlem of the
20s, until he saves Dutch Schultz's
life and falls for Dutch Schultz's
University Band and Campus
Band- 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium,
Dr. Adelbert H. Jenkins-
"The Psychology of Black
Experience: Humanism and Black
Psychology," 4 p.m., Rackham
Dr. Victor a. Daszewski-
"The Development of Hellenistic Art
in Egypt: The Evidence of the
Mosaics," 5 p.m., 180 Tappan Hall.
Wayne P. Lammers- "Matsura
No Miya Monogatari and Fujiwara
Teika's Poetic Ideal of Yoen," Dept.
of Asian Languages and Cultures,
4:10 p.m., Lane Hall Commons
Georgiana Siehl- "Parenting the
Difficult Child," 7 p.m., Ann Arbor"
Jon Manchip White- "Reading
From His Work," Visiting Writers
Series, 4 p.m., Rackham West
Ernst Katz- "Rudolf Steiner: The
Four Temperaments," 8 p.m., The
Rudolf Steiner Institute, 1923
Philip A. Meyers- "Organic
Geochemistry of Cretaceous Black
Shales From DSDP Sites in the
Atlantic Ocean" Dept. of Geological
Derivatives," and "Applications in
the Synthesis of 1,2,5,6-
Tetrahydropyridines," Dept. of
Chemistry, 3 p.m., 1300 Chemistry
"Together for Peace," 7 p.m..
Michigan Union, Pendelton Room.
Alpha Kappa Psi,
Fraternity- 5:15 p.m., 1320
TARDAA/Dr. Who Fan
Club- 8 p.m., 296 Dennison
Parent Support Group- 8
p.m., Huron Oaks Chemical
Dependancy Treatment Facility,
5301 E. Huron River Drive.
Campus Bible Study- 7 p.m.,
Michigan League, Room C.
Union of Students for Isreal-
7 p.m., Hillel.
U C A R- 4 p.m., Trotter House,
Free Tutoring- All 100-200
Math, Physics, Engineering, and
Chemistry Courses, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.,
Panel Discussion- "Healing
From Rape: What is Invloved in
Recovering From Sexual Assault?" 7
p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library,
"The , Nitty-Gritty of
Travel"- 3 p.m., International
Panel Discussion- "Career
Pathways in Political Science," 3:30
p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Panel Discussion - "The
Future of Chinese Reform" led by
Professors Kenneth Lieberthal,Barry
Naughton and Lecturer David
Shanbaugh, 7 p.m., Rm. 436 West
Rugby Football Club- 8 p.m.,
The Coliseum, Corner of Hill and
Series- "McCarthyism and the
Cold War: The U.S. Polices its
Empire Here and Abroad," 7 p.m.,
439 Mason Hall.
Computing Course- "Special
Topics in TeX," 7 p.m., 4003 SEB,
Safewalk- Night time safety
walking service, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
102 UGLi, or call (936-1000).
"Images of South Africa"-
Slide Show and Discission, 7:30
p.m., 126 East Quad.
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culminating in a full tuition waiver
at the end of the third year, but
includes no salary increase or cost
of living adjustment. The,
University also refuses to consider
proposals on paid training or class
size, according to the GEO.
The new tax law plus ever-
skyrocketing rent will lead to less
take-home pay for TAs,
According to GEO bargaining
team member Richard Dees, "As-
suming tuition increases equal to
last year's and the new tax law, the
University's proposal gives TAs
less money to live on than the
University officials would not
comment on the negotiations.
Meisenhelter hopes that the
possibility of a strike will drive the
administration to a quick
"They can only handle so many
crises at once," she said, referring to
recent campus unrest due to racism.
"The last thing they want to do is
have a labor dispute."
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Councilmember Dick Deem (R-
Second Ward), in a heated statement
directed at the mayor, said this is
the first time that a sister city has
been seen as a political interest
instead of a ceremonial interest and
said he did not feel that council
time should be taken up with
political problems in another
By EVE BECKER fitness screeni
The University's Fitness Re- The FitTe
search Center, a nationally known useful than o
health-promotion organization, has Goodman said
developed software designed to be to giving the
more comprehensive than other explanations a
fitness screening programs. for making ch
"FitTest," an IBM-compatible the printout.
software package, prints a personal The printo
health and fitness profile up to 10 viduals, and
pages, comparing an individual's whole, to se
traits to national norms on several nesses are.
fitness tests. The program explains The softw
weaknesses in an individual's weight, body
fitness program and includes ibility, cardio
directions for making a change. monary func
Terri Goodman, director of abdominal str
marketing for the Fitness Research blood lipid p
Center, said she has seen an heart rate.
increased need for new on-site Using nati
fitness programs for corporations. centages for al
FitTest was developed primarily for each test, the
corporations, health clubs, and to evaluate in
hospitals which conduct on-site izations on fits
ings of employees.
st package is more
ther such programs,
d, because in addition
score for each test,
anges are included in
ut also enables indi-
organizations as a
e where their weak-
are analyzes height,
vascular fitness, pul-
tion, grip strength,
ength, blood pressure,
rofile, and recovery
onal norms and per-
ge and sex groups for
program will be able
dividuals and organ-
FitTest also prints out a sum-
mary page with a graph to record
current fitness scores with retests
six months later.
The FitTest software package
sells for $295. It may be available
through a fee to University students
and employees, but planners have
not determined details.#
According to Goodman, the cen-
ter hopes to be able to test all
University employees with the new
There may be opportunities for
students to use the test as well. The
center is negotiating programs to
make the software available to
students in the Adult Lifestyle
Program, but it is not available yet.
The Fitness Research Center has
health-risk appraisal systems, and
conducts research and consulting,
with 150 clients across the United
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Blake Ringsmuth, a student me-
mber of the Civil Liberties Board
and the University Council, which
is drafting the protest section of the
proposed code of non-academic
conduct, said the council is using
the Civil Liberties Board's
statement in its code draft.
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