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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 32 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 23, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Blue set
for front-
running
Indiana
By DARREN JASEY
Notre Dame, Michigan State,
Iowa, and Ohio State - those teams
usually receive top billing from
Michigan.
It's hard to fathom, but this week
the Wolverines will put that same
high billing on tomorrow's
opponent, Indiana.
Indiana - a team that rarely sells
out a football stadium which has
half the capacity of Michigan
Stadium; a team that, under head
coach Bill Mallory, went 0-11 in
1984 and 4-21 in the Big Ten for the
past three years; a team that has not
beaten Michigan since 1967.
But that's old news. Throw it all
out for this game. Bloomington's
Memorial Stadium will be sold out.
The Hoosiers are tied with Michigan
State for the Big Ten lead with a 3-0
record (5-1 overall) and are ranked
15th nationally. Michigan is 2-1 in
the conference (4-2 overall) and
ranked 20th. A loss to Indiana would
knock the defending champions out
of the Big Ten race.
See HOOSIERS, Page 10

Reagan says
tax hikes

are

possible

A historicalmoment Daily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
Jim Doyle, senior history major and president of the Phi Alpha Theta history society, speaks with history
professor Sidney Fine in the Clements Library after a meeting of history faculty and students.
oc marke continues to Slide

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Reagan said last night he is
willing to talk with congresssional
leaders about a tax increase to cure
the nation's economic ills, and de-
clared he sees "no indicators" of a
recession ahead despite the battered
stock market.
At his first White House news
conference since March, Reagan said
he believes Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev will visit the
United States this year to sign a
path-breaking arms reduction treaty,
but has no firm word that the meet-
ing will take place.
The president also defended the
United States' naval presence in the
Persian Gulf, and said, "We are not
there to start a war. We are there to
protect neutral nation's shipping in
international waters."
Reagan opened his first formal
meeting with Washington reporters
in seven months with a quip. "Seems
like only yesterday," he said as
laughter filled the East Room.
Reagan began with a progress

report on first lady Nancy Reagan,
who underwent breast cancer surgery
last Saturday and returned to the
White House earlier yesterday.
"It sure is good news to have
Nancy back home, and she's doing
just fine," he said.
The news conference came at a
particularly difficult time in Reagan's
administration.
In addition to his wife's cancer,
the president has had to grapple with
the economic difficulty and a tense
situation in the Persian Gulf, and is
awaiting word from Secretary of
State George Shultz on possible pro-
gress toward an arms control treaty
with the Soviet Union.
Reagan said there may be other
volatile days ahead for the battered
stock market, but "there are no in-
dicators out there of a recession or
hard times at all."
The president stressed that he was
prepared to meet personally with
congressional leaders to seek a deficit
reduction plan.

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks
tumbled in frantic trading yesterday,
dousing hopes of quick recovery from
the market's historic crash and
raising fears that violent financial
spasms may afflict the world

indefinitely.
The Dow Jones average of 30
industrial stocks, the nation's best-
known barometer of stock values,
fell 77.42 points to 1,950.43 at
closing. Losing stocks swamped

gainers by a 5-to-I margin on the
New York exchange. Volume
exceeded 393 million shares in the
fourth busiest trading day ever.
Stocks also dropped sharply in
See STOCKS, Page 3

Detroit disc jockey

. attacks 1il
By STEPHEN GREGORY
Detroit radio disc jockey Mark
Scott said on the air yesterday that
the University's anti-Apartheid
shanties on the Diag should b e
"bulldozed," and that he "found
nothing wrong" with racist jokes.
Scott, who hosts a daily WWJ
AM radio show from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m., said the shanties are an
"eyesore" and that if students are
concerned with conditions in South
Africa, they should write letters to
newspapers instead of building
shanties.
Scott also said he was Polish and
was not offended by every Polish
joke he heard, and that he finds racist
jokes harmless. But Barbara Ransby,
a member of the Free South Africa
Coordinating Committee - the
group which built both shanties -
said, "It's outrageous that this kind
of blatant racism would be aired so
publically and boldly."
Scott refused to comment on his

shanties
statements unless he could be inter-
viewed on the air. Repeated attempts
to reach Scott during his show
failed.
Responding to the remarks,
Ransby said, "It's ludicrous to say
that letter writing is more effective
than building a symbol."
Ransby compared the incident
with a WJJX broadcast last winter
during which disc jockey Ted
Sevransky aired racist jokes over the
student-run radio station.
"For disc jockeys to think that
racism is funny when racist violence
is on the increase is pretty
dangerous," Ransby said.
The shanties have been the focus
of recent campus attention. Last
Tuesday, the Michigan Student
Assembly passed a resolution
reprimanding three engineering
groups for allegedly participating in
a scavenger hunt which resulted in
vandalism of the shanty.

Going to 'W or' . Daily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
Ann Arbor resident Brian West, a quadriplegic, plays a "Wizard of Wor" video game specially adapted for
him by C. S. Mott Children's Hospital activity therapist Nicholas Kolokithas. West controls the game using
breathing tubes and a joystick attached to his chin. See story, page 3.

FDA stalls
approval
of rug
By FAITH PENNICK
The Food and Drug Administra-
tion has postponed approval of a
drug developed at the University to
aid heart attack victims, saying the
drug's sponsors did not prove that
the dosage they recommended is safe.
In a report on the drug - Tissue
Plasminogen Activator - an inde-
pendent team of physicians and
chemists said it did not find "this
agent unsafe or ineffective." But they
said the proposed dosage of 100 mg.
"has no evidence to back up its
safety."
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at
the University Medical Center, has
been developing the drug since 1984
and was the first physician in the
world to use it in treatments. Topol
could not be reached for comment on
the FDA's report.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator is
an enzyme that dissolves the blood
clots that trigger heart attacks
quickly enough to not make other
potentially dangerous treatment nec-
essary immediately after taking the
drug.
The University Medical Center,
along with four other hospitals in
Michigan and Ohio, and the Depart-
ment of Medicine at Duke Univer-
sity, released the results of a 10-
month study on the drug last month.
See STUDY, Page 5
INSIDE
Civil liberties are violated, but the
Ann Arbor police don't respond.
See OPINION, Page 5
A variety of University theatre
groups should attract students this
term.
See ARTS, Page 7

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Health
institute

By LISA POLLAK
Yesterday the University finished
throwing a two-day birthday party
for one of its closest friends - the
100-year-old National Institutes of
Wonlth i A. 4 LI

- having donated $690 million in
research grants and contracts to the
University over the last 50 years.
For the past two days, a series of
lectures and forums have highlighted
h Lilt; U itiy

any of its peers across the country.
"Our relationship with NIH is a
partnership... one I hope to see
maintained well into the future," said
Irwin Goldstein, chair of the
institute's centennial and an
associate dean of the Medical
School. "This celebration is really a
recognition of our partnership, in
addition to honoring the NIH."
Jane Ketchin, assistant to the

director of the gerontology institute,
said yesterday that NIH's support has
made the institute one of the
country's advanced centers for study
of physical and social aging.
"Gerontology has become a
growth stock," said institute director
Dr. Richard Adelman. "No longer is
old age viewed as a time of
inevitable physical and mental
deterioration."

Heait in ni aryuand.NIH contributions ti
n o P I A devoted friend, the institute in medicine, dentist
E yq I qd shares with the University a and nursing. Yester
( commitment to "Science, Discovery, featured an open
and Knowledge" in both motto and University's Institut
spirit. It also shares plenty of money which receives mor
'U' relaxes new travel
policy for faculty, staff

to the university
ry, public health,
rday's festivities
house at the
te of Gerontolgy,
e NIH grants than

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Nobel prize awarded to
former 'U' resident poet

By EVE BECKER
The implementation of a new
University travel policy, which was
hotly contested by some faculty
members, will be postponed and
made more flexible.
The University issued a policy on

conference-negotiated airfares and
hotel reservations, international
tickets purchased through consolida-
tors, and last minute changes.
Exceptions will also be allowed
for handicapped travelers and for
University visitors who want to

By ROSE MARY WUMMEL
Joseph Brodsky came to the
University in 1972 knowing only
the English he had taught himself by
translating British poetry with a
paperback English-Russian
dictionary.

shortly after his poetry was first
published in the West, Carl Proffer,
the late University Slavic languages
professor, met the .poet in Vienna
and offered him a position at the
University as poet-in-residence. It
was the first time anyone had held

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