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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 23, 1987

Minorities gain on standard tests IN BRIEF

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NEW YORK (AP) - Minority
students scored big gains on the
Scholastic Aptitiude Test in 1987,
but the average for all groups
stagnated for the third straight year,
raising doubts about the progress of
school reform.
The average verbal score among
-he 1.1 million college-bound
students who took the two-part
nultiple-choice exam was 430, down
a point from 1986, the College Board
reported yesterday.
x The average mathematics score
_41gained a point to 476, its highest
level since 1976. The verbal and
math portions are each scored on a
scale of 200-800.
However, Secretary of Education
C.William Bennett said in an interview
that he believed the SAT scores were

"still too low" and that reforms "had
not gone deep enough."
Blacks continued a decade-long
pattern of gains. Average verbal
scores have risen 21 points to 351
since 1977, and 20 points to 377 on
the math.
But Blacks remain a long way
from closing the gap with white
students who averaged 447 on the
verbal section in 1987 and 489 on
the math.
"The black-white SAT difference
has ben reduced by 50 points in 11
years. This is positive, but the
simple truth is that the SAT scores
of Black and white students are a
long way from parity," said College
Board President Donald Stewart at a
news conference.
The national SAT averages, cited
by the federal government and others

as a barometer of school
performance, have changed little
since 1985. From 1981 to 1984,
scores improved steadily.
Similar flat results were
announced Monday for the rival ACT
exam, the predominant college
entrance test in 28 Midwestern and
Western states. The four-part exam,
administered by the American
College Testing Program in Iowa
City, Iowa, and taken by
approximately 777,000 graduating
high school students, dipped 0.1
percent to 18.7 from the year earlier,
on a scale of 1-36.
Blacks averaged 13.4 on the ACT
in 1987, up from 13.0 in 1986, but
remained considerably below the 19.7
average among white students.
Test officials cautioned, however,
that while improved academic

preparation among minority students
seemed to be boosting test results,
schooling for most remained inferior.
"Over the past several years, the
proportion of ACt-tested students
from minority groups taking a core
high school curriculum has increased
noticeably," said Samuel Cargile,
director of ACT's office of minority
education.
Stewart noted that only 54
percent of blacks take four years of
high school math, compared with 75
percent of Asian Americans and 63
percent of all students.
"Could this be one reason that
average SAT math scores for Asians
are 45 points above the national
mean, while average math scores for
Blacks are 99 points below it?"
Stewart said.

Prosecution rests after two days of testimony

(Continued from Page 1)

- Smith presented photographs of the
room to the court yesterday.
She testified she found no indi-
cation that the loft had been rebuilt
or that other construction had taken
place in the room after the photo-
graphs were taken.

The defense opened their case by
calling several members of the Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity, of which
Neal is a member. Defense witnesses
directly contradicted testimony given
by the alleged victim Monday and her
sorority sister yesterday.
Under cross-examination, frater-

HEALTH &LFITNESS

nity member Curtis Frillmann tes-
tified he "didn't recall any one else at
the party being as drunk as (the
woman)." Earlier yesterday, he tes-
tified the woman had said she would
"like to go up to his (Neal's) room
and take his clothes off."
Douglas Bartman, a fraternity
member and the final witness of the
day, was visibly shaking as he
backed up fraternity member Peter
Davey's contention that the alleged
victim appeared intoxicated. He also
recalled the woman having made
comments about the defendant's good
looks while placing her hand on his
knee.
Both Frillman and Bartman are
friends of Neal.
Earlier yesterday, the defense
attorney claimed the prosecutor's

office had failed to provide notes or
transcripts describing conversations
between the alleged victim and her
therapist, and medical evidence about
a second tear in the alleged victim's
vaginal wall.
Cooper said the medical infor-
mation was made available upon
request to defense counsel Steven
Boak, but that the conversations with
the therapist were not relevant to the
case. Judge Edward Deake delayed
making a decision until a later time.
Confusion also arose when the
defense demanded an unspecified
three-page document from the pro-
secutor, but Cooper denied ever
having seen it. But Det. Smith, who
had investigated the alleged rape,
testified she had given all of the
evidence to Cooper.

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Arias: Give peace a chance
WASHINGTON - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias appealed to
President Reagan and Congress yesterday to "take a.risk for peace" and
permit the peace plan he has drafted for Central America to run its course.
"The essence of my words is that we give peace a chance - that is the
message I have brought to Washington," Arias told reporters after
meeting with Reagan at the White House and addressing members of
Congress gathered informally in the House of Representatives.
Arias, the principal architect of the the five-nation Central American
peace plan unveiled in Guatemala last month, told Congress his initiative
needs time and assistance in order to succeed.
The plan calls for a negotiated cease-fire to go into effect by Nov. 7
but Arias said the peace effort should not be scuttled if that date passes
without a definitive settlement.
Detroit kids return to school
Detroit children went back to school yesterday following a three-week
teachers' strike, and the Cassopolis school board told teachers there to
return to work next week or be dismissed.
Wayne Circuit Judge Robert Colombo yesterday continued a hearing
he began Monday on a request for an order to send 172 Gibraltar teachers
back to work. The teachers went on strike Sept. 8, keeping 3,833
students out of school.
A hearing also was under way yesterday on a requested back-to-work
order in a strike by 253 teachers that kept 4,319 students out in the East
China district in St. Clair County.
A strike begun Sept. 14 by the 75 teachers in West Iron County
continued into a second week, keeping 1,568 pupils home in that Upper
Peninsula district.
Mich. newspapers challenge
closed courtroom hearing law
LANSING - Three Michigan newspapers have asked the Court of
Appeals to strike down a law requiring judges to close courtrooms during
preliminary hearings whenever requested by a victim, witness or
defendant.
At least one media attorney, Thomas James, who represents The
Saginaw News, predicts the case will spur new court guidelines limiting
when judges should close hearings.
That prediction stemmed from an appeal by The Jackson Citizen
Patriot, Detroit Free Press, and The Detroit News, who are challenging a
decision by a Jackson County judge to close a preliminary examination
involving a State Prison of Southern Michigan inmate accused of raping
and murdering a rookie female guard.
Court retains senator's charges
LANSING - The Michigan Court of Appeals refused yesterday to
throw out felony drug charges against a state lawmaker, but condemned
police tactics in the case.
After six months of deliberation, the court rejected a claim by Senator
Basil Brown, Michigan's longest-serving state senator, that he was
entrapped by the police.
Barring another appeal, the decision clears the way for Brown, a
senator for more than 30 years, to stand trial in Ingham County Circuit
Court on charges of possessing and delivering small amounts of cocaine
and marijuana.
Brown (D-Highland Park), was arrested in his Lansing apartment in
November 1985 following a probe in which investigators used as an
undercover agent a drug-addicted prostitute who'd had a four-year
relationship with the lawmaker.
EXTRAS
Spuds MacKenzie tells St.
Louis Cardinals to go fetch
Spuds MacKenzie, the beer-pitching dog of TV fame, may be
demonstrating a pawball tonight on behalf of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Spuds, a white English bull terrier, is scheduled to be on the mound
for the first pitch as the Cardinals meet the Philadelpia Phillies.
The dog was on the field Monday for a private practice, arriving in a.
white limo with two "Spudettes," the young actresses who appear with
the "party animal" in the commericials.
Bill Stolberg, the public relations man who writes - and reads - all
of Spuds dialogue, said the dog had picked the Cardinals to go all the
way.
To do otherwise, of course, whould be to bite the braumeister that
feeds her. The Cards are owned by Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.,
which also produces the beer Spuds promotes.
As for how Spuds proposed to pitch, Stolberg was no help. "Come to
the game and you'll see," he said.

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