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17 year
TAMPA (AP) - Former
Michigan and Olympic diver Bruce
Kimball yesterday was sentenced to
17 years in prison for a high-speed
drunken driving accident last summer
in which he drove into a group of
about 30 teen-agers, killing two and
injuring four.
You must suffer the
consequences of drunken driving. We
must stop it. We can't seem to get a
hammer on it, " Hillsborough
Circuit Judge Harry Lee Coe III told
the 1984 Olympic silver medalist.
Calling the Aug. 1 accident a
"terrible, terrible tragedy," the judge
said he hoped the sentence would
"scream out to young people".about
the dangers of drinking and driving.
Coe revoked Kimball's drivers
license and said his prison term
would be followed by 15 years
probation to . include community
work aimed at teaching young
people the dangers of alcohol.
A model prisoner could expect to
serve one third of his sentence,
r meaning Kimball could be free in
five or six years, according to
defense attorney Fran Quesada.
Prosecutors said his car was
traveling at about 75 mph and
skidded 397 feet from point of
impact, hurling victims 30-60 feet,
sideswiping several cars and leaving
a trail of blood.
ubhei ( inion

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 31,1989- Page 3

A proposed m
Michigan Student
dent Mike Phillips
Susan Overdorf, S
tion Development
Director Brad Borla
ident for Student
Johnson, in respon;
lems between the t
was canceled ye
Johnson was out of
The University
gents passed a dire
quiring the Michi
sembly and SODC
consultative way."
meeting earlier t
Johnson and Borlar
for following the d
reluctant to meet w
Today's cancel
point that Johnson.
just lying" and th
playing games," P
terday after learnit
lation. Borland s
wasn't canceled b
"never set up in the
SODC sent Phi
week specifying tf
they could meet. B
not make any of th

eting cai
ON up an alternate meeting time of 10
neeting between a.m. yesterday.
Assembly presi- Phillips said none of the meeting
s, Vice-president times were during his scheduled of-
tudent Organiza- fice hours and that since he is not
Center (SODC) paid for his work at MSA, he should
nd and Vice Pres- not have to make extra time for such
Services Henry meetings. "I don't jump for the ad-
se to recent prob- ministration and I don't jump for the
wo organizations student body," Phillips said.
sterday because Borland defended SODC, saying
f town. "No ones asking him to jump for
's Board of Re- anybody, were asking him to meet."
ctive last July re- He blamed today's discrepancy on
gan Student As- "miscommunication."
to "engage in a Rosa Lopez, SODC Organiza-
At the regent's tional Consultant, said "she thought
his month both it would be okay" to hold the meet-
nd criticized MSA ing yesterday, but she later learned
irective and being that Johnson would be out of town.
ith SODC. Phillips did not know why John-
lation "proved a son's presence was necessary at the
and Borland were meeting, but Lopez said Johnson
at SODC is "just needed to be there because it was "at
Phillips said yes-, his request the meeting be set up".
ng of the cancel- The meeting has not been re-
aid the meeting scheduled yet, but Johnson has sche-
ut rather, it was duled a meeting for all MSA rep-
first place." resentatives this Thursday to discuss
llips a letter last the Regents' directive. Borland said
hree time periods this Thursday's meeting was called
3ut Phillips could because it was his understanding that
ose times and set most MSA members did not know


Associated Press
Kimball was sentenced to 17 years in prison yesterday for a
high speed drunk driving accident last summer.

Kimball's attorneys threw him on
the mercy of the court after the 25-
year-old athlete interrupted the start
of his trial Jan. 11 and in a surprise
move switched his plea to guilty on
two counts of manslaughter while
driving under the influence and three
counts of causing great bodily injury
while driving under the influence.
On Monday, Kimball changed his
plea again, this time to no contest, a
technical move aimed at making it
easier for victims to recover damages
from 'his automobile insurance

After the hearing, the athlete's
mother offered an apology. She also
said she found the 17-year sentence
Prosecutors said Kimball had a
blood alcohol count of 0.2, twice
Florida's legal limit, an hour after
the accident, which occurred while
Kimball was in training to qualify
for the 1988 U.S. Olympic team.
Coe said while he initially
expected to give Kimball the
maximum sentence of 22 years, he
gave the defendant "consideration for
throwing himself on the mercy of
the court."

MSA president
what the directive was about.
In addition, Lopez said she will
be making a presentation defining
SODC's function at the University
at tomorrow's night regular MSA
meeting. In the past, Phillips has
branded the SODC as a "useless ad-
ministrative branch".

Students need required
humaniti es, study says
BY NOELLE SHADWICK ing Virginia Reeve said a wide variety of courses al-
WITH WIRE REPORTS lows for individual differences and permits students to
The University offers a wide variety of courses to explore a "diversity of thought."
fulfill humanities requirements - similar to the re- "Though not everyone takes advantage of the full
quirements of other four-year colleges and universities range of choices," she said, making decisions is part of
- but a study released Sunday by the National En- the learning process because "That's what life is like,"
dowment for the Humanities says students given a she said.

Poor maintenance

concerns travelers


more than security

Do youthink airline security on
internatio"nal lis e
adfequate. 1',
or not? .

Don't know/no answer
Which do you think poses a
greater danger to air travelers.
terrorism or inadequate airplane
maintenance? N
Don't know/no answer
would you support or oppose
requiring airlines to hand-search
all checked baggage on
international flights.even if that
means passengers have to show
up three hours

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans
favor stringent new anti-terrorist
measures to bolster international
airline security, but by a wide
margin they say poor airplane
maintenance is a greater threat than
terrorism, a poll has found.
A majority in the Media General-
Associated Press survey said current
airline security is inadequate. Nearly
three-quarters favored mandatory
hand-searches of all checked bags,
and half backed a ban of carry-on
Still, terrorism was not seen as
the chief danger to air travelers.
Nearly two-thirds of the respondents
said inadequate airplanes maintenance
was a greater threat than terrorism,
while just 24 percent saw terrorism
as the greater hazard.
The national survey of 1,162
adults found majority backing for
U.S. military strikes against
countries that support terrorists if
the support were proved and innocent
civilians were not killed.
The survey, which had a three-
point margin of error, was conducted

by phone Jan. 4-12, the month after
a terrorist bomb downed Pan Am
flight 103 over Scotland, killing all
259 aboard and 11 on the ground.
In response to the attack, the
Federal Aviation Administration
ordered U.S. airlines to X-ray all
checked baggage on flights from
Europe and the Mideast. The poll
found support for other steps,
considerably tougher:
. Ninety-six percent said foreign
airlines should be required to X-ray
checked baggage.
- Seventy-three percent supported
requiring airlines to hand-search all
checked baggage on international
flights. That is the practice on
Israel's El Al airline, the leader in
anti-terrorist measures.
* Fifty percent supported banning
carry-on luggage on international
Fifty-seven percent said airlines
should be required to announce all
terrorist threats they receive, but
respondants were split evenly on
whether the government should
announce all threats it receives
against airlines.
That issue arose when it was
revealed that U.S. officials were
warned before the Pan Am attack,
but did not reveal that threat.

choice of too many classes may miss important sub-
Researchers surveyed 504 four-year colleges and
universities and found that 13 percent of the schools
allowed students to choose their classes from "a virtu-
ally unlimited list of courses." The figure is down
from 19 percent five years ago.
When students are told to choose two courses from
a long list of classes and three courses from another
long list, there is a high probability that they will
miss some major areas of study, said Lynne Cheney,
chair of the foundation.
Students need a narrower range of classes to choose
from, she said.
But Associate Director of LSA academic counsel-

University students in the School of Literature,
Science and the Arts have three options for fulfilling
humanities requirements depending on the distribution
pattern they choose.
Te first pattern requires nine humanitites credits,
the second requires at least three and the.third is de-
signed by the student to reflect, according to the LSA
Bulletin "a variety of methodologies," however, no
humanities courses are specifically required.
Engineering students must fulfill at least 17 hu-
manities and social science credits, as well as an En-
glish composition and technical writing class.
The University has not changed its distribution re-
quirements in the past five years, however, some
classes have been reclassified as humanity courses.

Police Notes
Robbery During
Night Deposit
A man claiming to have a gun
robbed a woman at Briarwood Circle
last Saturday night, according to
Ann Arbor police.
The two suspects approached the
woman who was making a night de-
posit around 9:30 p.m., said Vail.
One of the men allegedly said he
wanted the woman's money and that
he had a gun. But according to the
report, the suspect did not pull out a
gun during the robbery.
The suspects stole a bag contain-
ing the money that the woman was
going to deposit. They fled from the
scene in a vehicle parked nearby, ac-
cording to the police report.
Police have not located the two
suspects or the vehicle they were

driving. The investigation is contin-
- By Monica Smith
Unarmed Robbers
Steal Wallet
Two unarmed men robbed a man
early Saturday morning in the north
parking lot at Warner Lambert/Parke
Davis Pharmaceutical Research, ac-
cording to police reports.
The two suspects approached the

man as he walked to his car. One of
the suspects allegedly grabbed the
man around the neck from behind
and forced him to the ground. The
suspects stole the man's wallet and
its contents, said Ann Arbor Police
Sergeant Sherry Vail.
The two suspects then fled in a
car, leaving the man unharmed. The
investigation is continuing, Vail

5% Don't know/
no answer
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Jan. 4-12. had a e-point mn'"n of eo'
AP/T. Ooan Cao.




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