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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 12, 1988

RSIG
votes to
offer
reward
(Continued from Page 1)
University Assistant Director of
Public Safety Robert Patrick of
kicking him in the testicles during
the scuffle and called for his arrest.
In the police report, both Patrick and
Pifer testified that Patrick's actions
were taken in self-defense.
A second group of protesters
crowded into the office of Ann Arbor
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw on
Dec. 11, demanding that Laidlaw
issue a warrant against Patrick on
the charge that Patrick assaulted
Marcuse. Laidlaw said then he would
review the police report. Yesterday
he said, "there wasn't enough there
(in the police report) to back up a
charge against (Patrick)."
Laidlaw did say he was awaiting
further statements from witnesses
and could, after reviewing those dep-
ositions, issue a warrant against
Patrick.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports

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Couple alleges seat
belts caused injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - A
Maryland couple whose child was
crippled in a traffic accident urged
federal officials yesterday to order the
recall of 1.7 million Ford cars,
alleging their back-seat safety belts
are as dangerous as a loaded gun.
"You get into a Ford Escort and
tell your kid to buckle up...you're in
effect sitting them into a trap," said
Harold Sakayan, an attorney who
won a $3.3 million judgment against
Ford Motor Co. for the couple, Larry
and Patricia Garrett.
The Fordcompany, in a news
conference following that of the
Garretts, denied that the seat belts
caused injuries which turned the
couple's son, James, into a
paraplegic and killed a second back-
seat passenger, Christopher Gar-

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The automaker said the injuries
resulted from an exceptionally
violent collision between the small
car and an 18-wheel tractor trailer-
truck.
The couple and their attorneys
alleged that a strap retainer, which
Ford said is intended to keep the seat
belt accessible to passengers, makes
the belt ride up over the waist rather
than over the hips.
The hips provide a large mass of
bone that enables a lap belt to hold a
passenger in place withouttserious
injury, the couple and attorneys said.
A belt over the waist, in the event of
a collision, cuts through softer parts
of the body to the spinal column,
greatly increasing the chance of
paralysis or death, they said.
Speaker
stresses
social
equality
(coninued from Page 1)
University's program series in honor
of King entitled "Diversity: A
Prerequisite for Excellence."
The symposium will continue
today with workshops on minority
affairs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
and 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Michigan
League, a workshop on infant
mortality from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in
Room 2C108 of the University
Hospitals, closing remarks by
Georgetown University Law. Prof.'
Eleanor Norton at 4:00 p.m. at Hill
Auditorium, and a memorial concert
by Metropolitan Opera soprano
Roberta Alexander at 8:00 p.m. at
Hill Auditorium.
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Reagan predicts no recession
CLEVELAND - President Reagan said yesterday there will not be an
economic recession unless " doomcryers scare the people into one." He
also said the nation's huge trade deficit, blamed in part for the turbulence
on Wall Street, is desirable and "a sign of strength" instead of weakness
in the economy.
Discussing Black Monday, Oct. 19, when the Dow Jones industrial
stock average plunged 508 points, Reagan said, " I don't believe that the
dollar or anything outside of Wall Street and the markets had anything to
do with the great debacle." He noted that a presidential task force blamed
the fall on computerized trading by about 15 large firms.
The president emphasized the economy in an address and question-and -
answer session at the City Club of Cleveland, a 75-year-old organization
that prides itself on free debate.
Stock market stops plunge
NEW YORK - Stock prices bounced in heavy trading yesterday, but
nervous traders were relieved that the market stopped a downward spiral
that resulted in its third-largest point loss on Friday.
After plummeting 140.58 points Friday, the Dow Jones average of 30
industrial stocks seesawed yesterday before finishing at 1,945.13, up
33.82. Broader market indices were mixed.
"It's nowhere near Black Monday; it's held up well," said Peter
DaPuzzo, manager of retail equities at the investment firm of Shearson
Lehman Brothers in New York. " But over the weekend a few of us had
butterflies in our stomachs, fearing we would come into a complete buzz
saw."
Much of the drop Friday came late in the session when computer-
driven trading programs used by large brokerages were activated au-
tomatically to sell stocks and buy cheaper stock-index futures traded in
Chicago.
Two more dead in Gaza Strip
BETIN, Occupied West Bank - Two prominent Jewish settlers shot
and killed a Palestinian teen-ager yesterday in the West Bank, and Israeli
troops killed an Arab who tried to grab a soldier's rifle in the Gaza Strip,
the army said.
It was the first confirmed instance of Jewish civilians killing Arabs in
the violence that began Dec. 8 in the occupied lands, where 1.5 million
Palestinians live. Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip from Jor-
dan and Egypt in the 1967 Middle East war.
Army officials said the settlers opened fire on Arabs who stoned their
car outside Betin, 10 miles north of Jerusalem. Ahed Motti Nabham, 15,
and other Arab witnesses said the youths did not throw stones and the
civilians started shooting after their car was stopped by a roadblock of
burning tires.
Study shows world military
expenditures soared in 1987
WASHINGTON - Global military spending soared to a new high in
1987 of about $390 billion, or $1.8 million a minute, an annual study
found Monday.
But along with the increase of $50 billion from 1986, the United
States and the Soviet Union agreed for the first time in history to scrap an
entire category of nuclear weapons- missiles with ranges of 315 to
3,125 miles.
There were more wars under way than at any previous time in history,
but also several promising breakthroughs for peace, said Ruth Leger
Sivard, a former U.S. official who compiled the spending figures.
EXTRAS
Flying pigs make Cincinnati
residents squeal in protest
CINCINNATI - They've got big trouble in the Ohio River city,
with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pigs.
Flying pigs, that is.
Big, bronze pigs with wings are planned for the tops of columns at
the entrance to a riverfront park that will be the centerpiece of
Cincinnati's bicentennial celebration this year.
The pigs, symbolizing the slaughterhouses that helped Cincinnati
grow into a city, have touched off a brouhaha over whether they
threaten the clean and businesslike image that civic leaders have
cultivated.
Residents who aren't high on the hogs have flooded newspapers with
letters of protest, leading a city council member to schedule a hearing
today.
Some residents say they are worried that the pigs will become so
famous that they will become synonymous with Cincinnati, which
spent years shaking its "Porkopolis" nickname.
If you see news happen, call 76-DAILY.

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Vol. XCVIII -No. 70
The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) is published Monday
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University of Michigan. Subscription rates: January through April
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The Michigan Daily is a member of The Associated Press and the
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