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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 67 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, January 7, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

The Michigan basketball team
suffered a serious setback yesterday
when first-year players Sean Higgins
and Demetrius Calip were declared
academically ineligible to play for
the rest of this season.
The loss prompted Michigan
basketball coach Bill Frieder to
change his decision to redshirt first-
year guard Kirk Taylor.
Higgins was expected to receive
significant playing time this year in
the front and backcourts. Playing in
all 12 games of the Wolverines non-
conference schedule, he has averaged
9.8 points per game while providing
Michigan with an explosive scoring
threat. He had led the Wolverines in
three point shooting, hitting 10 of
20 shots from long grange.
"WE REALLY feel badly
about it," Frieder said on WAAM
radio. "They were very close, but
they'll be unable to play.
"Sean is very capable academi-
cally. It's really a shame. He had a
very tough schedule and he didn't cut
it. It's as simple as that."
It was the first time that Frieder'
had lost any of his players during the
season for academic reasons.
The University requires that ath-
letes maintain a 2.0 grade point av-
erage in order to be eligible. This
requirement is stricter than the Big
Ten standards, which only require a
first- or second-year athlete to have a
cumulative g.p.a. of 1.8, according
to Big Ten Administrative Assistant
Eleanor Joseph.
She said the individual schools
are responsible for determining the
eligibility or ineligibility of their


his a
he co

es at the start of each semester. Communications Department, Hig-
N OFFICIAL in the Univer- gins received a D for the class,
Department of Communica- which helped cause his cumulative
said yesterday that Higgins and grade point average to fall below the
dvisers approached the depart- required 2.0. Higgins' father said his
late last semester to see what son had received a B, a C, and a D
uld do for extra credit to raise in his other classes.

his Communications 100 grade.
However, the teaching assistants for
"Public Speaking" have a rule that
prohibits extra work to boost grades.
Communications Chair Frank
Beaver said no one from the athletic
department had contacted him about
changing Higgins' grade.
"He had missed a lot of classes,
and besides, we don't change grades,"
Beaver said.
According to the source in the

ONE OF Higgins' Public
Speaking classmates said, "Higgins
definitely didn't come to both days
(of class) every week. If you didn't
attend, you failed," the classmate
Earl Higgins stressed that his son
was not having academic problems,
but rather just didn't show up to
class enough.
See HIGGINS, Page 9

Booking to class
Clerks at Ulrichs are blinded by blizzards of students during winter term book rush yesterday. Many students
have encountered long lines while purchasing books for the winter term classes.
Former president returns to
familiar territory, new issues

Wolverine cagers
skin 'Cats, 92-69

It was business as usual yesterday for the University
community, but for Interim University President
Robben Fleming, the first day of classes "seemed like
old times."
"I've known these people a long time," said
Fleming, who served as president from 1967 to 1978.
"People have been very friendly, and that's been one of
the more heartwarming things," he said of the
adninistrators, secretaries and officials he's been
working with since he assumed office Jan. 4.
Fleming has already moved back into the office

vacated by University President Harold Shapiro, who
became president of Princeton University last week. He
and his wife Sally will move back to the President's
House next week.
"It's hard to tell he was ever gone," said Vice
President for Government Relations Richard Kennedy,
who worked with Fleming during Fleming's first
tenure as president. "A place like this has a certain
degree of stability or momentum that seems to carry
See FLEMING, Page 2-

Special to the Daily
EVANSTON - Michigan may
have been playing without Sean
Higgins and a healthy Terry Mills,
but one would never have guessed
that by the outcome of last night's
game against Northwestern at
Walsh-Ryan Arena.
The Wolverines (12-1) routed the
Wildcats, 92-69, winning. their
eleventh straight and, most impor-
tantly, their Big Ten opener.
Gary Grant's 31 points combined
with an Achilles injury sustained by
Northwestern center Shon Morris
early in the second half spelled doom
for the Wildcats.
"I was really impressed with the

way we played," said Michigan head
coach Bill Frieder, whose team never
trailed in the game. "We played hard,
intense, together and with a lot of
"It was all led by Gary Grant,
though. He was sensational out
Grant added seven assists to go
along with his game-high point to-
tal. Loy Vaught tied his career high
with 18 points and Glen Rice added
Despite missing almost the entire
second half, Morris led Northwestern
(5-6) with 17 points. Brian Schwabe
tallied 16.
See 'M', Page 9

Michigan closer to

winning bid

for collider

The state of Michigan came one
step closer to winning its bid to
house the world's largest supercon-
ducting super collider when the
number of states vying for the $4.4
billion project was officially nar-
rowed from 25 to eight on Tuesday.
The list of eight states was cho-
sen by the National Academies of
Science and Engineering's 21-mem-
ber panel of experts. Department of
Energy spokesperson Jeff Sherwood
said the U.S. Department of Energy
will likely confirm the list next
DOE officials will choose a

"preferred site" in July, but Energy
Secretary John Herrington will not
make the final decision until Jan-
uary, 1989, after further tests are
conducted at that site.
The DOE accepted Stockbridge, a
city located halfway between the
University and Michigan State Uni-
versity, as a possible site for the su-
perconductor. The state had also
submitted a proposal for another site
near Dundee, but this site was not
named among the finalists.
The Superconducting Super Col-
lider is scheduled to be completed in
1996, Sherwood said. It will consist
of an underground, oval-shaped ring

with a circumference of 52 miles.
Powerful magnets within the
structure will propel the atoms to
speeds close to that of light, causing
the particles to smash into one an-
other and break into smaller parts.
These smaller "quarks" will enable
physicists to learn more about the
structure of the atom.
The largest super collider in the
United States is now located in Illi-
nois. But the Soviet Union is cur-
rently constructing a facility 40
miles south of Moscow which will
be the largest super collider in the
world until the new United States
facility is complete, Sherwood said.

The United States' SSC will be
20 times more powerful than the one
in Illinois.
Physics Prof. Lawrence Jones,
who has aided in the design of the
SSC, believes the proximity of
Stockbridge to the two large univer-
sities is a bonus that none of the
seven other remaining competitors
can offer.,
"I think we have a very, very
good chance (of getting the site in
Michigan)," Jones said. "I think we
are far and away the best facility in
terms of location."
In addition to the universities,
Jones noted that Stockbridge is also

less than an hour from .Detroit
Metropolitan Airport, allowing sci-
entists from around the country and
the world easy access to the facility.
John Mogk, the president of the
Michigan Energy Resource Research
Association and the driving force
behind the state's proposal, said,
"We see no weakness in the Stock-
bridge site. (The Michigan site)
happens to be located in the heart of
the United States energy center.
Mogk estimates Michigan's
chances of acquiring the project at
three- to-one.
Construction of the SSC, regard-
less of the location, will create more

than 2,500 permanent jobs, as well
as 3,000 construction jobs. In addi-
tion, hotels and businesses will
prosper from the influx of scientists
from around the world.
The facility, if built in Stock-
ridge, may force 150 families to
leave their homes. Many of the
relocations will only be temporary,
said Mogk. The state will compen-
sate those forced to move.
In addition to Michigan, sites in
Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, New
York, North Carolina, Tennessee,
and Texas are still under considera-
tion for the project.

'Groups plan class boycott in
observance of King holiday

Student activists will encourage
students to boycott classes Jan. 18
in an effort to honor Martin Luther
King Day, and protest the University
administration's unwillingness to
make the day an official holiday.
"If the leaders of the institution
don't have the commitment to
fighting racism, then we're calling
on individuals not to go to class or
work," said Barbara Ransby, a leader

of the United Coalition Against
Racism, which is spearheading the
effort along with the Black Student
UCAR originally proposed the
holiday last spring as one of its 12
demands for University action
against racism.
'Members of the groups believe an
official holiday, which would mean
closing the University, would give
students and employees time to par-

ticipate in several activities held in
connection with the holiday, includ-
ing a planned "Unity March" to
protest racism.
"A holiday is a day to break with
routine... with the presence o f
racism on campus, a day of reflec-
tion (on the racism problem) would
be good," said Ransby, a graduate
Ransby thinks the poor atten-
See UCAR, Page 2

may need
Reagan administration, working on a
proposed $1.1 trillion federal spend-
ing package, may need to go beyond
a budget pact with Congress "for
more savings," Budget Director
James Miller suggested Wednesday.
He hinted additional deficit re-
duction measures might be needed to
reach the $136 billion deficit level
set for fiscal 1989 by the Gramm-
Rudman laws
Miller spoke as heads of federal
departments got their first glimpse of
President Reagan's proposed fiscal
1989 budget. The final document, for
the budget period beginning Oct. 1,
will go to Congress in mid-February.
Officials saidthe budget would
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1 tudent allegedly
altered time cards

A student who allegedly altered
the time cards of four to eight Uni-
versity employees will be arraigned.
next Wednesday for embezzling
University funds.
Space Research Laboratory offi-
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vision of the payroll office.'
"(The crime) varied over several
pay periods," said Phillip Brooks,
assistant director of administration at
the laboratory. He said the
discrepancies surfaced when time-
keeping representatives called the
Space Research Laboratory's payroll

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