The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 20, 1987- Page 3
By ANNE GERTISER
The shop could be called
"Everything Dinosaur." Glow-in-
the-dark brontosaurs, stuffed
yellow tyranosaurs, floppy Dino
babies in molded rubber and
dinosaurs that grow instantly
when you dunk them in water are
The collection of dinosaur
paraphernalia - and shiny rocks
and celestial posters - used to be
packed into a cramped cranny on
the top floor of the Natural
Science Museums and sold over
the counter. But the gift shop last
week found a new home in a
small enclave right off the
The former shop, located at the
top of six flights of stairs since
the late 1950's, was just too
remote and tightly packed, said
Elaine Sims, gift shop manager.
THE MOVE was put off for
years because of a lack of money,
but it was finally completed last
Monday without a hitch, Sims
said. The store closed only for an
hour, she said.
Sims is counting on local ad-
vertising to lure more students and
Christmas shoppers into the shop
located at Geddes and Washtenaw
"Hundreds of students walk by
every day, but they don't even
know that we're here. We were
thinking of putting out a kind of
sandwich board in the shape of a
dinosaur or a silk-screened
banner," said Sims. "We've sold a
few of the inflatables to students
- I think that's the kind of thing
disagree on Gulf action
By STEVE BLONDER
The U.S. Navy shelling of two
Iranian sea platforms - following
an Iranian attack on a U.S.-flagged
oil tanker - drew mixed reactions
from local politicians and experts
"The action that was taken is an
appropriate and legitimate short-term
response to a specific attack," said
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich) and
member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee. "What is
missing is a long-term program and
U.S. Rep. William Broomfield
(R-Birmingham) said responsibility
'If the President would go
to Congress and ask for
support with the War
Powers Act, I would say
80 percent of the Congress
would line up behind
- Raymond Tanter,
Political Science Prof.
for future escalation "is really on
"If they want further damage,
we're going to respond to it, but
(that's) not to indicate we're going
to have an all-out war there,"
Broomfield said. "We're obviously
going to avoid that."
Levin said the president should
invoke the War Powers Act, which
would require the withdrawal of U.S.
forces from the Persian Gulf unless
Congress specifically authorized
their continued deployment.
"That's the purpose of the War
Powers Act, not to take away power
from the President, but to make sure
that any time that American forces
are engaged for a long period of
time, there will be public support
for that kind of effort," he said.
Richard Hall, an professor of
political science, says it is unclear
whether the War Powers Act applies
in this situation.
"I think, politically, the President
would have been better off to invoke
it. But he doesn't want to lend
credibility to the idea that Congress
should have a larger role in policy-
making," he said. "I think he made a
tactical error in not invoking the
"Had he invoked the War Powers
Act, he would have forced a vote in
Congress and then he could pursue
his Persian Gulf policy with a much
stronger hand," Hall continued.
University Political Science Prof.
Raymond Tanter thinks President
Reagan would enjoy tremendous
support on Capitol Hill if he chose
to involve Congress in the decision-
"If the President would go to
Congress and ask for support with
the War Powers Act, I would say 80
percent of the Congress would line
up (behind him). No Congressman
can feel safe in the short run going
against the president in terms of
using force abroad," said Tanter, who
served on the National Security
Council staff in Reagan's first term
as a Middle East expert.
White House spokesperson
Marlin Fitzwater said the
Administration will not invoke the
War Powers Act because it believes
the legislation to be
U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-
Plymouth) feels the attack was
justified, but "I remain concerned
about an escalation of hostilities in
Tanter, however, thinks the strike
was a mistake with respect to
timing. "With the tit-for-tat attack,"
Tanter said, Reagan "lost the
initiative to Iran. I would have
preferred to keep Iran guessing while
continuing to build up American
naval forces in tha area."
"Also, by delaying an attack, this
would increase the pressure on
moderate Arab states to provide
facilities for the U.S. not only to
carry out such attacks in the near
term, but to provide credible
deterrent threats in the future.
"The tit- for tat escalation process
the U.S. engaged in in Vietnam is
being simulated in the Gulf," Tanter
added. "What the American people do
not want is a Korean War or another
Vietnam where there were open
ended commitiments which produced
many casulties. They want
something short and relatively
painless," he said.
As a result of the increasing U.Si
strength in the Gulf, Tanter does nil
think the Iranians will attack tht
strength directly, but will instead
"hit U.S. friends in the Gulf area br
American assets elsewhere." Tanter
predicts a possible attack on U.&.
military personnel in Europe or
'The action that was taken.
is an appropriate and legit-
imate short-term response
to a specific attack.'
- Sen. Carl Levin (D-
terrorist attacks in the Middle East.
Tanter does not see a pulling
U.S. troops out of the Gulf as a
viable alternative. "Pulling out of
the Gulf for the United States would
be equivalent to pulling out of the
Mediterranean Sea. I cannot envision
circumstances under which the U.S.
Navy would pull out of the Gulf,"
Pursell wants a negotiated
solution to the Iran-Iraq war.
"A peaceful, diplomatic
resolution to the Iran-Iraq war
through a bipartisan, multinational
process, involving a Middle East
peace conference, must be the focus
of American efforts," he said, "Only
then will the aggressive actions in
the gulf subside."
- Associated Press contributed,
to this report.
Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Benjamin Pierce, 3, of Ypsilanti holds a plastic Giant Dino at the new
Natural Science Museums Gift Shop.
Gift shop profits go toward
buying new displays for the
museum and partially fund
Astrofest, a film and lecture series
on astronomy held in the Modern
Language Building every other
month, said Garry Beckstrom, the
museum's associate director of
development. Last year, the shop
grossed $67,000, but most of the
money was funnelled into buying
new inventory, he said.
The most popular items are
dinosaurs - dinosaur stamps,
dinosaur placemats and the cheaper
rubber dinosaurs - Sims said.
"The kids want to buy as many
things as they can buy for their
Outside the gift shop, little 5-
year-olds roamed around, and one
little boy peeked around the door.
"Do not go in there unless you
have money," admonished a
woman. "If you have money, you
may go in."
For Halloween, the shop is
selling animal noses. There are
also international items, including
an intricately painted Mexican
fish, a German nutcracker, and
Russian cosmonaut dolls.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Pandora's Box (G.W. Pabst, 1928)
7:00 p.m. Mich.
Louise Brooks stars in this silent
classic as a promiscuious girl who often
finds men most mothers wouldn't be
too fond of. One of which happens to be
Jack the Ripper.
Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst,
1929) 9:10 p.m. Mich.
Louise Brooks retuns to work for Pabst
And once again, he has her in the role
she is most famous for: the prostitute.
Here, she plays the sixteen year old
Dr. Robin Barlow - "Brundi
Today." Tuesday Lunch Forum, 12
p.m., International Center 603 E.
David North - "Three
conceptions of the Russian
Revolution." Universtiy o f
Michigan Branch of Young
Socialists, 7 p.m., Room 2435
Melissa Bowerman - "Mapping
Thematic Roles Onto Syntactic
Functions: Are Children Helped By
Innate 'Linking Rules'?" Linguistics
Visiting Lecture Series, 4p.m.,
Rackhan West Conference Room.
Jim DuFresne - "Walking and
Backpacking in New Zealand."
Bivouac Acventure Travel, 8 p.m.,
336 S. State Street.
Karl Nilas - "Functional
Morphology and the Evolution of
Plant Shape: Accident or Design?"
Visiting Prof. from Cornell,
sponsored by the Museum o f
Paleontology and Department of
Geological Sciences, 8 p.m.,
Baha'i Club - 6 p.m., Michigan
LaGroc (Lesbian and Gasy
Rights on Campus) - 8:30
p.m., 3200 Michigan Union.
Society of Christian
Engineers - Discussion: " A
Responsible Approach to School."
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 1018 Dow
TARDAA British Science
Fiction Fan Club - 8-11 p.m.,
Barbaric Ywap a n d
Career Planning and
Placement- Pre-Law Day. 11
a.m.- 3 p.m., Michigan League. Job
Search Lecture. 4:10-5:30 p.m., 2011
MLB. Employer Presentation:
Macy's - New Jersey (management
training positions). 6-8 p.m.,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room.
Safewalk - Night time safety
walking service. 8 P.m.-1:30a.m.,
Rm. 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
National Collegiate Awareness
Week - Video Showcase. 4-7
p.m., Nectarine Ballroom, 501
Shotokan Karate - 7:15-9 p.m.,
Martial Arts Room CCRB.
Society of Women Engineers
- Pre-interview General Dynamics.
5-7 p.m., 1013 Dow Bldg.
Revolutionary History Series:
The Paris Commune -
Sponsored by Spark, A revolutionary
communist organization. 7-8 p.m.,
AIDS Video Festival - "AIDS:
in serach of a miracle." Arthur Miller
moderates a panel discussion. 12
p.m. "Sex, Drugs and AIDS" with
Rae Dong Chung. 1 p.m.,
Lunchroom School of Public Health I
"Acid Rain: New Bad News"
- From the NOVA series,
sponsored by the School of Natural
Resources. 12-1:30 p.m., 1520
Natural Resources Bldg.
"The Face of Hell is Military"
- Paintings and prints by artist
Roger Hayes on display at 111 Art .
1-10 p.m., 111 3rd Street.
"Vegetables are Delicious"
workshop - 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ann
Arbor "Y", 350 S. 5th.
"The Return of the Hopi
White- Brother and the Coming
Purification" - Sponsored by the
Baha'is Under The Guardian. 7:30
p.m., 2203 Michigan Union.
The Ann Arbor Police are
investigating a Saturday morning
shooting in which three Ann Arbor
residents were injured, according to
Sgt. Jan Suomala. An Ypsilanti man
opened fire with a revolver and hit
Edward Gillespie in the stomach as
well as Troy Webster and Charles
Broyce, all of whom were taken to
University Hospital. Gillespie is
listed in fair condition following
exploratory surgery Sunday. The two
other victims sustained arm and
shoulder injuries which were not
considered serious; Webster and
Broyce were treated and released with
minor injuries. There did not appear
to be any provocation for the
shooting, which took place at the
intersection of Williams and Maynard
Ann Arbor police are also
investigating several weekend armed
robberies, Suomala said.
-A suspect entered the Holiday Inn
on Washtenaw Avenue and inquired
about a room Sunday night. He then
pulled a handgun and took a small
amount of cash before fleeing.
"A suspect entered a building on
Maiden Lane, displayed a hand gun,
and stole cigarettes, food stamps, and
an undisclosed amount of cash
*A male stole a "fistfull of cash"
Saturday night from a building in the
200 block of South Main Street after
asking the clerk for one dollar. The
clerk reported that the suspect showed
a hand gun.
-Two suspects stole an undis-
closed amount of cash at gunpoint
from Habers Gifts and fled on
bicycles Saturday night.,
-Two suspects stole a small
amount of cash at knifepoint from a
male Saturday in the 600 block of
*A male suspect brandishing a
hand gun took a watch and a wallet
Sunday from a male, using a pay
phone at the corner of Main and
Williams streets. -by Steve Blonder
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