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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVI - No. 4 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, September 15, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
ay Two top UAC
officials resigl
Events still to run

By STEVE BLONDER
The University Activities Center
has been rocked by the resignation of
two of its senior officers within the
last week.
President Ann McClendon with-
drew from both the University and
UAC last Friday citing personal
reasons. And last week, Vice-Presi-
dent of Promotions Mason Franklin,
left the largest student group on
campus in favor of other job oppor-
tunities. He is currently awaiting an
offer from an Ann Arbor advertising
firm.
Current Vice-President for Fi-
nance Jim Speta has been named in-
terim president.
"I had to drop my classes and you
can not be in UAC if you are not a
student," McClendon said. But
McClendon said she woild "provide
support for UAC and serve as a re-
source."

Until the two positions are filled,
the four remaining UAC vice-
presidents will work together to see
that all scheduled activities go off on
schedule, Speta said.
He said that it is normal for an
organization of UAC's size to have
several resignations every year.
However, this is the first time that
the President has resigned, he said.
The UAC Board of Directors is
responsible for selecting a new
President. The Board of Directors is
now made up of Brad Borland and
Helen Welford, Student Organization
Development Center advisors to
UAC; John Brockett, Associate Di-
rector of the Michigan Union; and
Bill Morgan, Student Organization
Accounts Services coordinator; as
well as the four remaining student
Vice-Presidents.

A guy and his dog
First year graduate student Todd Olsen and Billie, his dog, soak up the sun yesterday outside of the Art Museum. The two companions recently
moved to Ann Arbor after living in the San Francisco Bay area.

Reagan: missile agreement unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan said yesterday the superpowers still
face "difficult issues" before reaching'an arms
agreement, and the White House cautioned it
was unlikely a missile accord or summit date
would result from talks with Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze this week.
On the eve of Shevardnadze's visit to the
White House, Reagan instructed U. S.
negotiators to present a new draft treaty on
intermediate range forces, known as INF. It
calls for elimination of all medium-range
nuclear missiles, with a range of about 600 to
3,000 miles, within three years, and
abolishing shorter-range misssiles, with a
range of about 300 to 600 miles, within one
year.

The Soviets have proposed a timetable of
five years for dismantling medium-range
weapons and one year for shorter-range
missiles.
"WITH these new actions taken by the
United States, it is now up to the Soviet
Union to demonstrate whether or not it truely
wants to conclude a treaty eliminating this
class of missiles, " Reagan said in a speech to
the National Alliance of Business.
' He said the proposed treaty contained the
toughest-ever measures against cheating - a
fact the administration cited in minimizing
chances for an imminent announcement on a
missile accord or superpower summit.
Reagan's speech and the new treaty draft set
the stage for three days of meetings between

Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George
Shultz that could be crucial to the fate of the
INF agreement.
SHULTZ and Shevardnadze will begin
with three hours of talks at the State
Department today and then go to the White
House. There they will sign a previously
negotiated agreement to set up "nuclear risk
reduction centers" in Moscow and Washington
to lower the chance of accidental war.
Accompanied by Shultz, Reagan will
confer with Shevarnadze in the Cabinet Room
and then meet with him over lunch.
Shevardnadze and Shultz then will go back
to the State Department for more talks, and
confer again tomorrow and Thursday. The
discussions may be extended to the next week

when both attend the special U.N. General
Assembly session in New York.
In a statement announcing the treaty draft,
Reagan said the superpowers "have come a
long way" toward an agreement and that a
"historic agreement is now within reach."
"DIFFICULT issues remain to be
resolved, including verefication," the president
said. He said the Soviets have agreed in
principle to a number or verification
requirements, "but have yet to provide some
key details."
"Further more, some of the details they
have provided have not met the test of
ensuring verification and confidence in
compliance."

Reagan
...calls summit unlikely

Kaplan
to add
bar exam
review
BY LISA GEBAUER
Anxious lawyers-to-be now have
arnew way to prepare for the dreaded
bar exams.
The Stanley H. Kaplan Educa-
tional Center Ltd. plans to add a bar
exam review to its long list of
preparatory courses.
"All law students take some kind
of preparation for the bar exam...
Classroom teaching, particularly at a
school such as the (University), is
not directed toward performance on
the bar," said Kathryn Amrhein, the
manager of the Ann Arbor Stanley
Kaplan Center, whose company is
hoping to get a hold on this test
preparation market.
Locally, the Kaplan Center will
face competition however, in its ef-
forts to attract students. Any
preparatory course is a large invest-
ment - classes range from $600 to
$800 - and students may want to
stay with familiar review courses.
such as one offered by the Joseph-
son-Kluwer Center in Southfield.
For eight years the center has
monopolized the market as the only
program offering preparation for the
Michigan bar. For students planning
to practice out of state, the Bar-bri
course has been the most popular.
"I probably would take Bar-bri
rather than risk something new,"
said Loretta Salzano, a third year law
student. Bar-bri also plans to offer a
Michigan course this year.
o Salzano agrees that bar test

See U.S., Page 7
Bork hearings
to begin today

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sup-
porters and opponents of Judge
Robert Bork exchanged verbal jabs
yesterday on the eve of Senate
hearings that will help determine the
fate of one of the most pivotal
Supreme Court nominations in
history.
The outcome of the confirmation
fight is too close to call. With per-
haps a couple of dozen moderates in
the Democratic-controlled Senate
holding the balance of power.
During a speech to a National
Alliance of Business audience, Pres-
ident Reagan made another pitch for
Bork, saying that "too often
character assassination has replaced
debate in principle here in
Washington."
"Destroy someone's reputation
and you don't have to talk about
what he stands for," Reagan said.
"Well, I hope Judge Bork's critics
will be candid about why they op-
pose him and not fabricate excuses
for attacking him personally. That
way, we can have a full and open

debate on an i m p o r t a n t
constitutional principle, and when
the votes are counted, America will
win."
The principle that Reagan was
referring to was Bork's belief that
"laws should goverp our country,
and if you want them changed, you
should convince the elected leg-
islatures to change them, not un-
elected judges. This doctrine of jud-
icial restraint shouldn't be contro-
versial in our democracy, but it is."
The American Civil Liverties
*Union, which departed from its own
traditional neutrality on judicial sel-
ectiois to oppose Bork, said the
nominee's retreat from rigid con-
servatism in recent interviews does
not conceal his real views.
"He is fundamentally outside the
mainstream," said Morton Halperin
of the ACLU. Recent interviews
only "show how he's trying to
backtrack," he said.
Halperin said Bork, in extensive
writings and speeches during the last
See WHITE HOUSE, Page 6

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Flag folding
University Plant Building Services employees, Cassandra Agrew, left, and Barb Woniewski, pack up the diag's American flag
as part of their day's work.

'U'

official may be U.S. archivist INSIDE
J duAao Rb rk's

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By MATT McCALLUM
Don Wilson, director of the University's
Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, was
nominated by President Reagan recently to be
the Archivist of the United States.
The U.S. archivist has two main jobs:
preserving the nation's permanent records,
including the Declaration of Independence and the

independent.
Wilson said he has been told by the
Congressional Select Committee, who will vote
on Wilson's appointment, that there are no
forseen obstacles and he could take over the post
in mid-October.
Dr. Robert Warner, dean of the University's
School of Information and Library Studies, who

Library and Museum since 1981. He is a native
of Kansas and is a graduate of Washburn College.
He received a M.A. and Ph.D. from the
University of Cincinnati. Wilson has been the
archivist for the state of Wisconsin and deputy
director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

J UU5' gAe L r um. 1 3.1u11.
ideology should lead the Senate to
reject his nomination to the
Supreme Court.
OPINION, Page 4
Bo gets defensive.
SPORTS, Page 11

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