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Page 2-The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 19,1990
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ter at Michigan. It's a lot of work,
but it pays enormous dividends," he
Along with the title of dean,
Banks will assume the titles: profes-
sor of atmospheric, oceanic and
space sciences with tenure, and pro-
fessor of electrical engineering and
computer science without tenure.
Banks will be in Ann Arbor next'
week to meet with University ad-
ministrators and discuss his role at
the University.'
The engineering dean's position
has been open since January1989
when former dean Charles Vest was p
promoted to Vice Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs. Dr.
Daniel Atkins served as interim

Continued from page 1
protests... and such things to hap-
Pam Nadasen, a member of the
Free Southern Africa Committee
which constructed the first anti-
Apartheid shanty in the spring of
1986, said the University should not
try to prohibit student expression
and awareness of the issues by get-
ting rid of the shanties.
"I would expect the governing
body of the University to encourage
this kind of dialogue and debate,
considering this is a center for educa-
tion, rather than try to stifle people's
opinions," she said.


Iced-in from California
LSA first-year student Colin Kahl, from California, tries to dig his car out of the ice.

continued from page 1
However, the rates will be
slightly less than originally pro-
posed due to a regental decision
which requires the Office of the Vice
President for Student Services to
continue to allocate $20,000 to Talk
to Us, a student theater group which
portrays campus issues.
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson and Director of
Housing Robert Hughes had re-
quested that the Housing Department
take over funding the theater group,
which costs approximately $41,000
or $4.00 per student living in the

residence hall.
After hearing comments from
students Zach Kittrie, an LSA se-
nior, and Michigan Student Assem-
bly President Aaron Williams, an
engineering senior, who asked the
regents to question where the money
would be spent, Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) made a motion that
the board decrease funding for Talk
to Us by $16,000.
"There has got to be some disci-
pline on the expenses of the institu-
tion," Baker said. Baker said that in
his18 years on the board, he had
never seen housing cut its costs. He
drew a distinction, however, between

the expenses an institution incurs as
part of its operation, as in recycling,
and the expenses which are extrane-
ous activities, such as student
Last year the regents approved an
approximate six percent increase for
housing to cover inflation and new
recycling programs.
The motion to decrease Talk to
Us funding failed, and on first vote
all of the proposed housing rate in-
creases failed.
After a short recess, a new
amendment to require student ser-
vices and housing to share the fund-
ing of Talk to Us was prooosed and

accepted along with the overall hous-
ing rate increase.
With the passing of the amend-
ment, Regent Thomas Roach ( D-
Saline) noted that all students at the
University would continue to pay for
the program, not just the students in
the residence halls who utilize it
Larry Durst, an administrative
manager in residence operations, said
the change in funding mean students
would pay $2.26 less than originally
proposed by the housing department.
builds in
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP)-
Demonstrators yelling "Down with
Communism!" smashed their way
into interim government headquarters
with rocks and iron rods yesterday in
the most violent protest since the
December pro-democracy revolution.
Soldiers fell back before the
demonstrators, who numbered more
than 1,000. An official said not
enough troops were on hand to keep
The state news agency Rompres
said more than 20 paratroopers were
severely wounded, but reporters saw
only two injured soldiers.
The building on Victory Square
has been used by Prime Minister Pe-
tre Roman since the revolution that
toppled longtime Communist dicta-
tor Nicolae Ceausescu, later exe-
The enraged crowd occupied the
offices, shouting for interim Presi-
dent Ion Iliescu to resign and accus-
ing the provisional government of
being dominated by Communists
from the Ceausescu's regime.
The only member of government
in the building apparently was Vice
Prime Minister Gelu Voican
Demonstrators seized him,
punched him and dragged him onto a
balcony, where he was jeered. Sol-
diers hustled him to his office, where
they guarded him from hundreds of
demonstrators yelling "Voican!
The crowd broke inside the build-
ing after soldiers hauled away
protesters who scaled the building
and waved Romanian flags from a
Protestors told the crowd one
man who was hauled away had been
shot, prompting cries of "Assassins!

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Rebels attack power plant
SAN SALVADOR - Leftist rebels attacked an electric substation,
knocking out power briefly and injuring a guard, before they were repelled
by army soldiers, the military said yesterday.
The skirmish Saturday night in the western part of the capital did not
result in long or widespread power outages, the military statement said.
No injuries to soldiers of the U.S.-supported government or to rebels
of that Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front were reported.
The last major rebel offensive occurred in November when more than
1,000 people were killed in fighting in and around San Salvador.
In his Sunday homily, San Salvador's Roman Catholic archbishop,
Arturo Rivera Damas, said that government policies and rebel attacks were
causing great hardship to the nation's people.
"The pain has been immense," he said. The voice of our Lord is res-
onating strongly on all horizons to say that violence brings about more
violence, that only love can build a new world."
Dingell says proposed '91
defense budget is wasteful
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's fiscal 1991 budget
would repeat wasteful mistakes of the previous decade by rushing weapon
systems into production without adequate testing, Rep. John Dingell says
Dingell, chairperson of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,
said $10 billion to $20 billion could be trimmed from Bush's proposed
$292 billion defense budget by delaying the purchase of weapons in need
of further research and testing, including a Navy attack submarine and de-
stroyer and the Air Force's B-2 bomber.
"When we look at our military procurement strategy, it still reflects
the thinking of the early 1980s," Dingell said in a Feb. 9 letter to Presi-
dent Bush made public yesterday.
Bush's budget would continue rapid procurement, which no longer is
justified with the dramatic improvement in East-West relations, he said.
Pentagon spokesperson Chris Simko said she had not seen the letter
and could not comment.
Motel fire kills at least three
HAGERSTOWN, MD - A natural gas leak apparently triggered an
explosion and fire that ripped through a three-story motel yesterday morn-
ing, killing at least three people and forcing some guests to jump from
the windows, authorities said.
The 5:30 a.m. blast blew out the middle front of the 62-unit, three-
story Super 8 Motel, throwing debris as far as 300 feet from the building,
Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker said.
Hawbaker said there was a natural gas line in the middle of the fire, "so
we couldn't put out the rest of the fire until the gas was shut off." It took
fire fighters about 30 minutes to shut off the gas, he said.
Fire fighters found the body of James Scharnek, 45, of Milwaukee in a
second floor hallway of the motel, and the bodies of Kristoddie Brown,
25, and Mercy Keyes were found in a third floor room directly over the
origin of the explosion, said Dr. Edward Ditto III, Washington County
medical examiner.
Bill may raise Detroit's taxes
LANSING, Mich. - Republican lawmakers don't think of it as
Detroit-bashing, but see a Detroit bailout bill as giving them valuable
leverage for a property tax cut.
A showdown begins this week over the bailout bill. It would reinstate
a 5 percent utility tax -deemed in court to be invalid- so the state's
largest city can be spared repaying $102 million and a flirtation with
The House Taxation Committee tomorrow will review a bill that
continues the tax and lets the city off the hook for the money it collected
since the tax expired on June 30, 1988.
Focusing just on that issue, lawmakers agree it's better to allow
Detroit to tax itself rather than have the entire state pick up the pieces
Bush reasserts position on
Germany's NATO status
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -President Bush said yesterday he
hopes to bring Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to visit his oceanside
retreat here during June's superpower summit.
"I think he'd enjoy it," Bush said, speaking with reporters as he and
his wife Barbara enjoyed a brisk hour-long walk on the beach.
Bush also said he continues to believe that a reunified Germany should
be part of NATO, despite Soviet reservations.
"That's our position," Bush said.

Bush was asked about the assertion on Saturday by a top adviser to
Gorbachev, Valentin Falin, that if the Western alliance insists on "NATO
membership for all of Germany, then there won't be any German unifica-
"There will be a lot of discussions before now and the event," Bush
said. "We have our position supporting (West German) Chancellor
(Helmut) Kohl. We know what Kohl's position is. We're just going to
stay with it."
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