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Bullard
calls for
student
activism
by Christine Kloostra
Daily Government Reporter
Urging members of the College
Democrats to become activists for
Ocuses they believe in, State Repre-
sentative Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor) said students are the real hope
for change in this world.
"We need to have a popular
movement in this country that de-
niands social and economic justice,"
Bullard said.
Bullard chastised Republicans at
local, state, and national levels for
failing to address the needs of Amer-
ican citizens, particularly in the areas
of health insurance, tenants' rights,
and abortion.
x Because the U.S. lacks a compre-
hensive national health insurance,
"most families have a certain fear or
worry... that they could be without
the essentials in life," Bullard said.
Bullard said the Republican ma-
jority on the City Council "tends to
retard innovations." He added, "These
Republicans are not as bad as Re-
publicans at the national level.
They're not dogmatically Reaganite
in their thinking."
Bullard condemned both the local
and state governments for neglecting
to preserve tenants' rights, saying,
"It takes students organized to try to
give tenants more rights."
Also on the local level, Bullard

Regents criticize

'U'

president's

secrecy

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
Several University regents criti-
cized University President James
Duderstadt on Friday for not inform-
ing the Board of Regents about dis-
cussions which may lead to Penn
State's inclusion in the Big 10 con-
ference.
The Council of Big 10 Univer-
sity Presidents has been considering
the admittance of Penn State into the
conference since early fall. But the
news did not reach university cam-
puses until December, when the me-
dia began carrying the story.
The council wanted to see if there
was sufficient interest in inviting
Penn State into the conference before
it went public, Duderstadt said.
He said the council had to con-
sider Penn State's academic standing
as well as its athletic program.

As soon as the council deter-
mined its interest in Penn State, the
presidents "rapidly contact(ed) groups
on the campuses" and started con-
sulting with them, said Duderstadt.
. But Regent Deane Baker ques-
tioned whether the several governing
bodies of the Big 10 schools would
have an effect on the conference's fi-
nal decision. "Is there an agreement
or an understanding the situation
will be discussed?," he asked.
"Without the vote of the Board of
Regents, the union can not proceed,"
Baker said.
Duderstadt maintained that Penn
State's admittance to the conference
was not "a done deal." The Univer-
sity could oppose Penn State's ad-
mittance in June, when the council
is expected to make its final deci-
sion, he said. But he added the con-

ference is incorporated, and will
make its decision based on a major-
ity vote.
University of Illinois Pres. Stan-
ley Ikenberry said, in a telephone in-
terview yesterday, the only reasons
Penn State wouldn't be allowed into
the conference would be if the con-
ference "was unable to reach an
agreement on the final details of-
scheduling, contracts, or policies."
"The marriage won't be con-
summated until there's a majority
vote," Ikenberry said. However, hel
didn't foresee major problems to
Penn State's admittance to the con-
ference.
Thegmatter merits discussion,
said Regent Philip Power. He said
the process set in motion by the
council was "an attempt to do some-
thing quietly and in stealth."

State Representative Perry Bullard, speaking at last night's meeting of
the College Democrats, encourages students to become involved in and
fight for the issues that they believe in.

'U' students will take to the
air with cable television show

stated his support for the proposal to
make Ann Arbor a "zone of repro-
ductive freedom."
The proposal is fashioned after
the current marijuana law. If abor-
tion is declared illegal by the state or
federal government, the proposal
would make an abortion in Ann Ar-
bor a misdemeanor punishable by a
five-dollar fine.
As for the state, Bullard expressed
his concern about the gradual gain of
seats by the Republicans in the leg-
islature and its effect on current and
future legislation, including the
parental consent bill for abortions.

The bill is presently awaiting Senate
debate.
Bullard expects an amended ver-
sion of the bill to pass the State Se-
nate, but foresees a veto from Gov-
ernor James Blanchard.
Expressing optimism for the fu-
ture of the Democratic party, Bullard
said, "In a world context, we have
two conservative parties. The
democrats are just less conservative.
It's up to people who still believe
we can have a better and fairer soci-
ety to make this more than just a lit-
tle less conservative party. But that's
going to be a long time."

Azerbaijani soldiers fire on
.troops, citizens mourn dead

by Ruth Littmann
Daily Staff Writer
A new student-run, cable televi-
sion show will premiere this Febru-
ary, when Michigan Student Televi-
sion (MSTV) airs "Michigan Stu-
dent Forum," a campus-oriented talk
show.
"It seemed funny to me that stu-
dents hadn't utilized TV media be-
fore, so I looked into it," said
MSTV founder, Joe Hart. "MSTV is
not just an exercise in TV produc-
tion," he said. "It's something we
want to provide for the student
body."
MSTV shows will be aired on
cable channel nine as part of Com-
munity Access Television.
LSA senior Josh Klein, co-execu-
tive network producer, said, "We ba-
sically want to provide a vehicle for
student expression in a format be-
sides print."
Both students said that their aim,
in part, was to "avoid the bias in
campus print media."
Klein added, "Joe and I, as the ex-
ecutive producers of the show, do
not intend to propagate any specific
political views. We plan to air a

wide array of opinions."
Recently recognized and partially
funded by the Michigan Student
Assembly, MSTV will tape its first
show on February first. The show
will air later that month.
Plans include eventually produc-
ing two thirty-minute to one-hour
shows per week. Hart described
"Michigan Student Forum" as a
"cross between 'Donahue' and
'Crossfire."' He said, "One of the
most important parts of the show
will be audience involvement."
"Michigan Student Forum" will
address issues such as abortion and
college life. Hart and Klein want to
balance this "hard-hitting talk show"
with a lighter, bi-weekly show cov-
ering campus sports, bands, comedy,
and other extra-curricular events.
Both students admitted that the
undertaking is ambitious but said it
is "do-able."
"Originally, I was saying 'Hell,
let's go for twenty hours of air time
a week,"' said Hart. "But that's not
realistic. It takes around twenty
hours of work for a few minutes on
the air."
The time commitment is worth

MOSCOW (AP) - Dozens of
moutinous Azerbaijani military cadets
fired on Soviet troops patrolling
their capital yesterday, and tens of
thousands of people mourned vic-
tims of a bloody crackdown on their
republic's nationalist uprising.
The cadets, joined by comrades
from the neighboring Caucasus re-
public of Georgia, battled for 20
minutes in the morning and sporadi-
cilly throughout the day with Soviet
soldiers at Baku's garrison and mili-
tary academy, Arif Yunusov of the
Azerbaijani Social Democratic
Group reported.
The downtown garrison was the
scene of some of the fiercest fighting
when thousands of troops stormed
into Baku, the southern republic's
capital, early Saturday and broke
through barricades erected by mili-
tants.
Sporadic fighting has continued
since. On Saturday, in the first re-
port of soldiers dividing along ethnic

lines, a local activist said 125 Azer-
baijani soldiers fought a pitched bat-
tle with those sent in to restore
order.
Occasional shots rang out else-
where in Baku yesterday, Yunusov
and Radio Moscow reported. The ac-
tivist said by telephone from Baku
that one bullet broke a window in
his apartment building.
Rebels also have thrown grenades
and Molotov cocktails at soldiers'
military vehicles, the official news
agency Tass said. A correspondent
for Moscow's state-run TV and radio
service was briefly held hostage.
The Interior Ministry reported 51
civilians and six soldiers dead, and
287 civilians and 36 soldiers
wounded in Saturday's action. That
brought the total number of casual-
ties for the week at 129 dead and
more than 500 wounded.
Activists reported much higher
figures, and Interior Ministry offi-

CORRECTIONS
The Daily published a vague description of a robbery suspect in Friday's
paper. It is against Daily policy to print vague descriptions because they are
generally not helpful and may foster stereotypical beliefs. The Daily
apologizes for this mistake.
THpE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

cials said they received too many
conflicting accounts to confidently
update their figures.
Foreign reporters were barred
from Armenia and Azerbaijan, so it
was difficult to reconcile the con-
flicting information.
Tens of thousands of Azerbaijanis
gathered yesterday outside the Com-
munist Party headquarters in Baku to
mourn those killed when Soviet
troops moved in, Yunusov said.
They also demanded that the state of
emergency imposed in the capital
early Saturday be lifted and that So-
viet troops pull out, according to the
Azerbaijan's People's Front, which
has organized anti-Armenian
protests.
Gorbachev told a nationwide tele-
vision audience Saturday that troops
were sent into Baku as the last resort
after two years of trying to solve the
ethnic conflict peacefully.
Stanwyck
dies at age 82
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Barbara
Stanwyck, who began show busi-
ness as a Ziegfeld Follies dancer but
went on to play some of the tough-
est ladies in film and TV, was re-
membered by colleagues yesterday as
an uncompromising professional.
Miss Stanwyck died Saturday of
congestive heart failure at St. John's
Hospital and Health Center in Santa
Monica, said agent Larry Kleno. She
was 82.
Her 60-plus years in entertain-
ment spanned the chorus line,
vaudeville stage, silents, talkies and
television. She plotted murder with
Fred MacMurray in "Double Indem-
nity," played a horrified victim in
"Sorry Wrong Number" and ran the
ranch with an iron hand in the series
"The Big Valley."
She earned three Emmys, four
Academy Award nominations and an
honorary Oscar for her work in more
than 80 films.

D.C. mayor Barry will
seek rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mayor
Marion Barry, acknowledging that he
needs "to heal my body, my mind
and soul," but declining to mention
drug abuse, announced yesterday that
he will seek help following his ar-
rest on a cocaine possession charge.
"He has reached the hour of reck-
oning," said his wife, Effi.
At times blinking back tears, the
mayor provided no further details on
what kind of assistance he will seek,
except to say that social activist and
self-described nutritional expert Dick
Gregory has been consulting him on
how to get help. An aide said Barry's
main problem was with alcoholism.
Top advisers to the mayor, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity, said
that the mayor is considering check-
ing into the Betty Ford Clinic in
Rancho Mirage, Calif. and two un-
named clinics in the Washington
area.
Barry's brief statement was the
latest chapter in an unfolding drama
that has riveted the nation's capital
since the mayor. was arrested on drug
charges last Thursday night.
Barry, surrounded by clergy in a
broadcast appearance in front of St.
Timothy's Episcopal Church near
his home, clasped his wife's hand
and said he has come "face to face
with my deepest human failures."
Barry said, "these ministers have
helped me to keep the strength I
need... I'm going to find a way to
heal my body, mind and soul."

The mayor did not take questions
and turned the podium to Mrs. Barry
following his brief statement. Atten-
tion has been focused on Mrs. Barry
in part because the mayor was lured
to his arrest by a woman with whom
the mayor had become friendly.
Turning to the mayor, she said,
"For you to admit that you have a
problem... that you need to make
yourself whole again is truly a bur-
den lifted from our souls... for our
own family it is just the beginning."

it, Hart and Klein contend. As se-
niors they want to contribute some-
thing to the University before gradu-
ating in May.
"After we leave," said Hart, "we
hope MSTV will persist. We hope it
will eventually evolve into a daily
news show with a weekly sitcom."
Anxious to channel their produc-
tion, acting, and scriptwriting skills
into MSTV, 100 students attended
last Wednesday's mass meeting.
Hart said broad-based student in-
volvement was important to the new
organization. "MSTV can pool to-$
gether a lot of student resources and
use them to create something new."
Former Director of Broadcasting
for the University, Hazen Schu- y
macher, expressed enthusiasm about
the project. "I think it's great, ter-
rific," he said.
Schumacher, who worked in
broadcasting at the University from
1950 until last year, said attempts to
establish a professional University
TV station in Ann Arbor were finan-
cial failures. "It costs around three
million dollars just to get a full-
powered student TV station on the
air, not to mention the operation
costs," he said.
Schumacher is more optimistic
about MSTV, which will cost less
since it will be aired locally, on ca-
ble. "They will discover it's very
time-consuming," he said, "but two
hours of air time a week sounds
manageable. I hope they can carry it
off."
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"Residual Analysis for Dis-
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