Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 64
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, December 10, 1987
Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
WASHINGTON (AP)- Presi-
dent Reagan and Soviet leader Mik-
hail Gorbachev grappled with differ-
ences over Afghanistan and cutbacks
in strategic nuclear arms yesterday in
a two-hour meeting that ended "on a
very optimistic note."
"This was a day of heavy lifting,"
presidential spokesperson Marlin
Fitzwater said at the conclusion of
the leaders' lone meeting of the day.
Reagan and Gorbachev are to
By STEVEN FELDMAN
Tuesday's historic signing of a
treaty banning intermediate-range
nuclear missiles by superpower
leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail
Gorbachev could be a first step
toward major disarmament, but could
also create a false sense of hope and
expectation, say University experts.
University Political Science
Profs. Matthew Evangelista and
William Zimmerman both agree that
the INF treaty, which prohibits
either side from having missiles
with a range between 340 and 3,000
miles, is big step towards further
"The treaty is a major achieve-
ment," said Zimmerman, who has
been involved in research on conflict
and cooperation between the United
States and the Soviets. "It restores
the balanced status quo of 1978 and
'79 to Europe."
However, Prof. Evangelista warns
that to expect more major arms-
See AREA, Page 5
wind up their discussions with an
Oval Office meeting and a working
luncheon today. The White House
said Reagan would address the nation
at 9 p.m. EST tonight from the
Oval Office, just hours after Gorba-
chev sums up the meetings at a
Soviet Embassy news conference.
Reagan and Gorbachev discussed
the Iran-Iraq war, the seven-year-old
Soviet occupation of Afghanistan
and prospects for cutting strategic
nuclear arms, Fitzwater said.
"The president and the general
secretary were very pleased with the
meeting this morning. They left on
a very optimistic note. There's a
very good feeling on where we are
going," Fitzwater said.
However, two administration
officials, both insisting on anony-
mity, said afterward that Fitzwater
conveyed an impression of too much
optimism and that no breakthroughs
were near. Circulating through the
same ballroom where Fitzwater had
just briefed, the officials said he had
meant to convey optimism about the
warmth of the leaders' relationship,
not movement on issues.
Accompanied only by inter-
preters, the leaders talked in the
privacy of Reagan's study for 11
minutes and then moved into a plen-
ary meeting with senior advisers.
Fitzwater said it was "a kind of
roll-up-your-sleeves" session after
the pre-ordained drama of Tuesday's
As the meeting broke up, Gor-
bachev "smiled at me and the presi-
dent winked," said Gennady Geras-
imov, the Soviet Foreign Ministry
spokesperson. He and Fitzwater de-
clined to discuss details of the meet-
By ANDREW MILLS
Rackham graduate student Harold
Marcuse was arraigned yesterday in
15th District Court on charges of
assault and battery against
University Assistant Director of
Public Safety Robert Pifer and Ann
Arbor Police Detective Douglas
Marcuse neither plead guilty nor
not-guilty, but "stood mute,"
whereupon a plea of not-guilty was
entered for him by the court.
Marcuse will appear for a pre-trial
hearing on Jan. 11.
The charges stem from violence
that erupted at a protest on Nov. 25
when close to 30 people clashed
with University Public Safety
officers and Ann Arbor Police who
were protecting Central Intelligence
Agency recruiters. The recruiters
were conducting interviews in the
Career Planning and Placement
Office in the Student Activities
Marcuse allegedly assaulted Pifer
and Barbour at the protest amid some
pushing and shoving that occurred
when protesters attempted to gain
access to the room in which the CIA
was conducting interviews.
Marcuse appeared Tuesday before
the Michigan Student Assembly to
present his side of the story. He
denies the charges levelled against
him and is pursuing a case against
University Assistant Director of
Public Safety Robert Patrick who,
Marcuse alleges, kicked him in the
groin at the protest.
Marcuse called the police report
which described his alleged assault
See MARCUSE, Page 3
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
CIA protester graduate student Harold Marcuse waits to be arraigned
yesterday on charges of assault.
Regents to review deree epolicy
By MARTHA SEVETSON
The clamor for a change in the
University's Honorary Degree Policy
has been conspicuously absent from
the agenda of student protesters this
term. Apparently student activists -
who last year demanded the
elimination of a clause forbidding in
absentia degrees - were appeased by
the exception made for jailed South
African leader Nelson Mandela.
But official efforts to change the
policy persisted within the Honorary
Degree Committee. Nine months
after the rule was officially broken,
the University's Board of Regents
will entertain a motion to alter the
Absent honorees discussed
bylaw at their monthly meeting next
"It is largely a housekeeping item
that grew out of (the Honorary
Degree Committee's) report last
spring," said Richard Kennedy, vice
president for government relations
and secretary to the regents. The
committee, which has continued
meeting this fall, recommended that
honorary degrees be granted to
persons unable to attend commence-
ment in "extraordinary circum-
A change in the bylaws would
not encourage in absentia degrees,
but formalize a procedure to permit
exceptions. The exception for
Mandela was granted after a year and
a half of student pressure from
groups including the United Co-
alition Against Racism.
The regents maintain the decision
was not influenced by the racial
tension on campus.
The current Honorary Degree
Policy, bylaw 9.03, maintains that
"no honorary degrees shall be
conferred in absentia."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) was the only regent to vote
against Mandela receiving the degree
last March. The policy, he said, was
one of his reasons for opposing the
Baker said his vote on the policy
change proposal will "depend on
what the proposal says."
The agenda for next week's
meeting will also include a formal
report on the conflict over the out-
of-state enrollment level by Provost
and Vice President for Academic
Affairs James Duderstadt.
Local stores cater to holiday needs
By KATHERINE BEITNER
With holidays rapidly approach-
ing, many Ann Arborites have been
busy either selling or purchasing
gifts for friends and family.
Stores in the campus area kicked
off the holiday season last Friday by
remaining open all evening in a
Midnight Madness sale.
Cynthia Sheval, owner of Middle
Earth, said her store begins to draw
increased business after the opening
sales. "We sell a lot of stocking
stuffers like bulk and nostalgic
candy... We're a last minute resource
for interesting gifts."
Marty Busch, owner of both
Marty's for Men and His Lady,
Apparel for Women said his stores'
business is up 10 percent this year.
MOST STORES have extend-
ed their hours to accommodate
students and other shoppers, paying.
full-time employees overtime for
extra hours. Students who have
hectic schedules use these extra
evening hours to get their shopping
Some students haven't yet
planned what gifts to buy this year.
LSA first-year student Jill Silver
said she "hadn't even thought about
it." But Jennifer Unter, another first-
year LSA student said, "I'm
definitely buying my sister silk
"I wasn't planning on buying
anything, except maybe a pair of
leather pants that actually fit," said
Ann Arbor resident Kevin Donelson.
Those who lack adequate funds for
gifts improvise. "I'm out of money,
so I'll make musical tapes for my
siblings," said engineering senior
A LOT OF students are buying
records for holiday gifts. Chris
Geary, assistant manager of
Schoolkids Records and Tapes said
one of the store's most popular
items this holiday season is "A Very
Special Christmas," a benefit
recording which features Bon Jovi,
Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and
others singing Christmas favorites.
The proceeds will go to the Special
Geary said the store receives more
business during the two weeks
preceding the holidays than in an
two month period during the
summer. Business is slightly down
this year, he said.
Crown House of Gifts employee
Pat Elford said they are selling more
"fun things." This year, hot items
include a stuffed companion called
'The Couch Potato' and Tony
Randall's game 'Word Quest.'
"We get a good mix of adults and
kids," she said. "We also have items
like Santas and Menorahs that are
priced for students."
Moe Sport Shops owner Bud Van
De Wege said, "Students are the
backbone of our business."
Heavyweight Champion sweatshirts
See BUSY, Page 2
Dolly Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Brian Hennessey, an engineering sophomore, looks over antique jewelry yesterday at Ruby Tabu, a vintage
store on State Street. Area stores are bustling with students shopping for holiday gifts.
enlarging City Hall
The CIA misinforms the Ann
Arbor police about the Daily.
OpINION, Page 4
The Daily offers a holiday gift list
of new movie releases.
Local school board acts against
teacher for racist comment
By PETER MOONEY
Members of a citizens' committee
yesterday informally recommended
replacing the Ann Arbor City Hall
above-ground parking lot with a
The draft report advocates
constructing a two or three-story
building on Huron, between Fifth
and Division, to house the Police
Department and the District Courts.
T1hn r?irnft r~rnnrt nkn 1I~'dmfl1 fi lc
By STEPHEN GREGORY
Last night the Ann Arbor Board
of Education unanimously decided to
take punitive measures against a
Huron High School teacher who
I am happy (the incident) has finally come to some sort
- Robert Galardi, president of the Ann Arbor
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