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Television in the 1980s
Christopher Parkening
Worth Winning/Shocker

Women political prisoners




Michigan hockey loses to Bowling Green

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C; No. 43 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, November 3, 1989


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for leads
on iTres
Ann Arbor Police Department
officials said yesterday they have
no substantial leads in their inves-
tigation of last Sunday's fires,
which destroyed several dumpsters,
cars, and garages on a student
block at the intersection of
Oakland and Church Streets.
Police officials suspect the
fires were caused by arson.
Det. Robert Levansler, who is
in charge of the investigation, said
there are no suspects and no leads
- despite a vague eyewitness ac-
count of a man with long, brown
hair squirting lighter fluid onto a
dumpster - for future arrests.
Levansler said the eyewitness,
University alumnus Jim Schecter,
has returned to his New York
home and is difficult to reach.
LSA junior Jeff Schlussel,
whose S. Forest Ave. house lost
its garage and six cars to the fire,
said Ann Arbor Fire Inspector
Dennis Hasley told him yesterday
the outside wall of the garage was
lit with starter fluid and the
Church St. garage fire was started
Hasley refused comment last
Schlussel added that the
chances of finding the perpetrator
are "slim, unless he starts brag-
ging about it."
LSA senior Howard Katz,
whose Church St. garage burnt to
the ground, agreed. "You can't fol-
low every person with long hair in
the state of Michigan," he said.
.Schlussel said new cable,
phone, and electricity lines have
been installed to replace the old
ones, which were damaged by the

by Ken Walker
Daily Staff Writer
More than 30 students told University offi-
cials they were dissatisfied with the Univer-
sity's financial aid program last night during a
two-hour forum at Stockwell Residence Hall.
Officials such as Assistant Vice President
of Academic Affairs Robert Holmes and Direc-
tor of Financial Aid Harvey Grotrian were on
hand to answer questions from the students.
The forum was organized by the United
Coalition Against Racism.

UCAR member Kimberly Smith, a second-
year medical student and one of the forum's or-
ganizers, said the University's literature about
the financial aid program is misleading. She
noted that financial aid literature states that "no
student leaves the University of Michigan for
financial reasons."
Smith c2lled this statement "a blatant lie,"
and said decreases in yearly financial aid pack-
ages account for many students' inability to af-
ford classes at the University.
However, Holmes said the problems with

'U' financial aid

the aid program are not completely the Univer-
sity administration's fault. "Two-thirds of fi-
nancial aid funds (at the University) come from
the United States government," he said.
"Human service programs have recently been a
low priority in Washington, D.C."
Holmes stressed the administration's com-
mitment to a strong aid program, saying,
"Over the past several years, financial aid has
been the fastest-growing segment of the school
He demonstrated the commitment by taking

down the names of students with grievances
during and after the forum, and promising at-
tention to those who mentioned their aid prob-
lems during the discussion.
Decreases in financial aid from one year to
the next were a concern of many students pre-
sent at the forum, who felt they had been mis-
led by the University with large initial aid
Students also criticized the University be-
cause of:
See FINANCE, Page 2



cut from SDI




Congressional negotiators yesterday
approved a $305 billion defense bill
that slashes $1.1 billion from
President Bush's Strategic Defense
Initiative and eliminates one B-2
stealth bomber.
The plan, the product of nearly
eight weeks of wrangling between
the House and Senate conferees, pro-
vides much of Bush's request for
land-based nuclear missiles and re-
stores some funds for two conven-
tional-arms programs' the president
sought to kill.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
said he was "generally pleased" with
the bill because it "authorizes funds
for effective modernization of our
strategic forces." He expressed some
disappointment, however, over the
cut in the SDI request.
"I would have preferred a higher
level of funding for SDI," the de-
fense secretary, in Australia for bi-

lateral talks, said in a statement re-
leased by the Pentagon.
Sen. John Warner of Virginia,
ranking Republican on the Armed
Services Committee, said he expects
the president to sign the bill once it
passes the House and the Senate.
"Apart from SDI, on the whole
it's one which we find acceptable,"
Warner said of the bill.
The legislation provides$3.57
billion for SDI, popularly known as
Star Wars, in the fiscal year that be-
gan Oct. 1 - about $200 million
less than the amount spent in fiscal
1989 and the first decrease in funds
since former President Reagan pro-
posed the anti-missile shield six
years ago.
Adding $220 million for related
Energy Department programs, the
final total for Star Wars is $3.79 bil-
lion, which falls between the $2.8
billion approved by the House and
the $4.3 billion adopted by the Sen-


Sure Ma, we always keep it this clean
First-year LSA students Phil and Dave Kahn clean their Markley hall room for parents' weekend.

Patients: unsung heroes of the

by Diane Cook
Daily Research Reporter
The days of heroes like John
Wayne, Spiderman, and Wonder
Woman are long gone.
Yesterday's caped crusader is be-
ing replaced by a troop of real-life
heroes at the forefront of the battle
against the modern-day villain - the
AIDS virus. While doctors and re-
searchers receive much of the credit
for fighting the virus, people like
Rick Hayner are the unsung heroes.

Hayner is currently teetering be-
tween AIDS Related Complex
(ARC), which precedes AIDS, and
AIDS. Both viruses can result from
the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV), for which Hayner tested posi-
tive in 1986.
Hayner, founder of the
Friends/Huron Valley Persons with
AIDS/ARC Alliance, participates in
studies with experimental drugs.
A home-care nurse until 1987,
Hayner was forced to stop working

due to excessive fatigue from infec-
tions following a positive HIV test
in 1986. Like many infected individ-
uals, he is unable to draw much
from Social Security because he
hasn't been a member of the work
force for very long.
"It's been very difficult for me
because I'm unable to work," he
said. "I get very limited Social Secu-
rity disability - $380 per month.".
Hayner is participating in studies
with the National Institutus of

battle against
Health that involve using the drugs With that ca
zidovudine (AZT) and alpha inter- were just left
feron. The studies are designed to de- "I had no ide
termine how long the drugs keep pa- in two month
tients healthy, and to prevent the pa- Now, pat
tients from lapsing into major ill- after the tests
nesses like pneumonia. the results ar
Hayner said things have changed Hayner sa
since his testing. for the virus
"When I was first diagnosed, years, and s
there was no pre-imposed test coun- should recei
seling. They told you over the phone symptoms ar
whether or not you were positive.

ame no referrals. You
t on your own," he said.
a - was I going to die
hs? It was scary."
ients must come back
for counseling whether
e positive or negative.
id the incubation period
may be as long as 10
tressed that all people
ve testing, even if no
e present.
See AIDS, Page 2

Bush nominates former
'U' medical intern for

by Ruth Littm

surgeon general


The 1971 University Medical Center's
"intern of the year" was nominated for U.S.
surgeon general Wednesday by President Ge-
orge Bush.
Antonia Coello Novello served her resi-
dency in pediatrics from 1970-73 at the Uni-
versity. If confirmed by the Senate, Novello
will be the first woman and Hispanic to hold
the post of U.S. surgeon general.
Novello's former University co-workers
yesterday enthusiastically supported her
"Dr. Novello is a very dynamic person,"
said Dr. Robert Kelch, chair of the Univer-
sity's Department of Pediatrics, who worked

with Novello when she was a resident. "She
is immediately able to establish rapport with
all people. I can think of only positive
adjectives to describe her."
After her residency at the University,
Novello received a fellowship to study
kidney disease and stayed in Ann Arbor until
1974. She served as a pediatrics fellow at
Georgetown University and received her
master's of public health from Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine in 1982.
Novello is considered to be a national ex-
pert on AIDS in children. She has served as
deputy director of the National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development since

Bo fearful of
explosive QB
by Richard Eisen
Daily Football Writer
In the thick of the Big Ten race, the Michigan
A . Wolverines are only a week away from a showdown
with Illinois, the other unbeaten Big Ten team.
But, there's only one thing standing in the way of
that huge contest: the Purdue Boilermakers.
While this team isn't The Wall of Jericho, it does
represent ai obstacle for the always nervous Michigan
S. coach Bo Schembechler.
"Purdue's kind of an uncertainty," Schembechler said
of the team he has not faced in over two years. "They're
playing pretty tough. I'm a little cautious."
Regardless of the butterflies in Schembechler's
stomach, the Boiler-makers sport an unthreatening 0-4
Big Ten record and 1-6 overall. In addition, the
Boilermakers have rushed for only 519 yards all season
VOW "They're going to throw. They're not fundamentally
a rushing team," Schembechler-understated. "Although
that quarterback can run like the Dickens."
SChemhtachle~r wasnot tn11inaniit P.r.iiD.'c eik h-'

Bush, Republicans concede
defeat on capital gains tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush
and Cenate Dennhinnc nfferMrI vetprdnv tm

(R-Kan.), told Democrats that Republicans
wnnld nr tn limitmendmente to the

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