WARREN, Mich. (AP) - There
will be few if any tapes to play on
them, but Delco Electronics Corp.
will be providing digital audio tape
players for some General Motors
Corp. vehicles by summer, Delco
Digital audio tape systems, or
DATs, offer near-perfect sound re-
production because lifke compact
disc players, or CDs, the music they
play is translated into digital bits of
information when it is recorded.
"DAT is the next step in play-
back capability format. We want to
be one of the first to offer it and
develop it," John Crawford, Delco
Electronics' general marketing direc-
tor, said Wednesday night.
"The CD is further along. But as
software (a music library) is
developed and goes into the market-
place at a competitive price and val-
ue, it's accepted," he said. "We're in
that phase with DAT."
The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 22, 1988- Page 5
Free Press dies
if JOA fails
DETROIT (AP) - The Knight-
Ridder Inc. board of directors voted
yesterday to cease publishing the
Detroit Free Press if its joint
application for a partial merger with
The Detroit News is not approved.
"Despite our best publishing
efforts, we see no realistic prospects
of returning the Free Press to
profitability," the board said in a
statement released here, where it met
in special session.
Detroit's two major newspapers
sought a joint operating agreement
in April 1986. An administrative
law judge and the U.S. Justice
Department's antitrust division has
recommended against the JOA.
U.S. Attorney General Edwin
Meese III will receive the case Feb.
Knight-Ridder Board chairman
Alvah Chapman Jr. has said he will
recommend that the board sell or
close the 156-year-old newspaper if
the requested partial merger with The
Detroit News is denied.
"I think the board meeting will
lay to rest any doubt - and there
shouldn't be any - of the
consequences of not achieving the
JOA," Free Press publisher David
Lawrence said before the statement
was released by the board.
A JOA would allow the Free
Press and the News to merge
advertising, circulation and business
operations but maintain separate
news and editorial departments. -
The Newspaper Preservation Act
allows a JOA if one newspaper in a
community is in danger of failing
and such an agreement would ensure
survival of independent editorial £
The newspapers have until Jan.
29 to file exceptions to the
recommendation of Administrative
Law Judge Morton Needleman.
Meese is not bound by the
recommendation and has no deadline
for a decision.
Allen Neuharth, chairman of
News owner Gannett Co. Inc., the
nation's largest newspaper group,
has said without a JOA he would
spend whatever it took to bury the
Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Music school junior Shawn Wood, Engineering sophomore Ron Springer, first year LSA student Tim Ream,
and first year Engineering student Dave Lehmkuhl wait for Rush tickets yesterday with 20 other of the group's
PIRGIM opens info.
center for consumers
Hart denies financial charges
Consumer information will be at
the fingertips of students and Ann
Arbor residents since a new PIRGIM
program opened yesterday..
Members of the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan yester-
day announced the establishment of
their Consumer Information Center.
The Center will provide general
information on "anything from long
distance services to where the cheap-
est happy hour might be," said Gary
Kalman, PIRGIM's executive direc-
The center would not be qualified
to answer legal questions, "but we
could instruct people on how to go
about filing a suit in small; claims
court," Kalman said.
The center, located in PIRGIM's
campus office in the Michigan
Union, will be staf fc.d by student
VO1l1,tf,'roN M-idav through Friday
between 3 and ) p.m Matt Kaplan,
a PIRGIM volunteer and LSA ju-
nior, said anyone can phone the
PIRGIM office lineanytime, and re-
quests will be addressed as soon as
Kalman estimated that the center
should cost a few thousand dollars.
By Micah Schmit
...ca mpa igns in N w H ampshire
By the Associated Press
Gary Hart said "no, no, it's not
true" yesterday to fresh allegations of
financial irregularities in his
presidential bids, as conservative
Republican contenders Jack Kemp
and Pete du Pont clashed over Social
In a campaign fast approaching
the boiling point, Democrat Richard
Gephardt also accused Paul Simon of
being "an ideologue," and Simon
HAS 3-RING BINDERS
retorted that "too many in our party
have bought into the Republican
The intensity reflected the,
approaching Iowa caucuses on Feb.
8 and the New Hampshire primary
eight days later, two events that
likely will force some contenders out
of the race while strengthening
others for the primaries and caucuses
Hart sought to turn attention
from the new allegations as he
toured New Hampshire. But he was
dogged by reporters asking about
former aides' statements that
supporters had made unreported in-
kind contributions in the 1984 and
1988 campaigns and that businesses
had provided services without being
He resumed the race just last
month after dropping out last spring
when questions were raised about his
relationship with Miami model
Damp breaks barrier for handicapped
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only work with one building at a
time," Levy said, referring to build-
ing ramps at Newberry aswell as
Vander Beck said she is familiar
with. the difficulties of getting
around campus in a wheelchair.
(Contiued from Page )
"Going to the University of
Michigan is a dream for her," he
Originally, the prison warden
wasn't going to allow Glover to at-
tend the ceremony, her attorney said.
But the Corrections Department ap-
"Curb cuts are in a state of disrepair;
my front wheels get imbedded in the
ditch," she said.
Nander Beck said 22 buildings on
campus do not have bathrooms ac-
cessible to the mobily impaired and
many sidewalks lack curb cuts.
Vander Beck said two University
vans - which are in disrepair with
outdated equipment - can transport
mobily impaired students, but the
fficc needs more vans.
"The vans are in for repair every
other day. Soon there will be a time
when they will both be out of sere
vice," she said.
"Hunan Garden reaps the rewards
of fine preparation."
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winner studies in prison
proved the trip after a motion for her
temporary release was filed before
U.S. District Judge John Feikens
Glover was met by family mem-
bers at Wednesday's Hopwood
Awards ceremony. Despite two
campus public safety officers sitting
behind her, most people were un-
aware Glover is an inmate, said En-
glish Prof. John Aldridge, director of
the Hopwood program.
-The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report
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