The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 28, 1990 - Page43
by Mike Sobel
Daily Crime Reporter
Members of the Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity told police an unknown
man entered their house on Saturday
and took over $1,000 worth of per-
sonal property including wallets,
jewelry, clothes, a VCR and a com-
pact disc player..
The man reportedly tried to use
one of the stolen credit cards later
that day at Wonderland Mall in
John Gabriel, an LSA junior and
Phi Kappa Psi member, said the
*incident occurred between 4 p.m. and
6 p.m., while many of the fraternity
members were playing football at a
Gabriel said as he was leaving for
the game he saw a man "in his 20's"
on the fraternity's stairwell.
'I asked him who he was,''
Gabriel added, "and he said he was
just looking for someone. I probably
should have done something but I
Just let it go."
Gary Bulson, a security officer at
theWonderland mall in Livonia, said
two Ann Arbor residents used a
credit card that was traced back to the
Bulson said Sandra Peterson, a
salesperson at Athletic Express, re-
fused to accept a credit card from a
"man in his 20's" when he would
not show a picture I.D.
Peterson reported the incident to.
Bulson who sent a security guard to
find the man. Bulson said the secu-
rity guard stopped two men in the
mall's parking lot.
"The two men then showed the
officer their driver's licenses, both of
which listed Ann Arbor addresses,"
Bulson added. "We contacted Ann
Arbor police, and they told us about
" the stolen credit cards."
Police said that while no arrests
have been made, the incident is still
WASHINGTON - The White House today denied a
report that the United State and Iran held secret talks in
Geneva aimed at securing the release of Americans held
hostage in Lebanon.
"Death" by pollution
Students look over the "dead" bodies of Linda Rosenfeld (left), an LSA junior, and Mike Jennings,
an LSA sophomore. They were illustrating the fatal effects of pollution during the Clean Air Day rally on the Diag yesterday.
Michigan college presidents
say amore state funding needed
"We are not aware of the source of theses stories or.
any talks that fit this description," said White House
press secretary Marlin Fitzwater.
The report was carried by a London-based Lebanese
Shiite Moslem cleric, had said contacts took place be-
tween Iran and the United States, through third parties. ;
Fadlallah, said to have spoken in Beirut after a trip
to the Iranian capital, Tehran, is spiritual leader of th6
Iran-aligned Hezbollah group. Some Western hostages
are believed held by factions linked to Hezbollah.
Fitzwater said the administration continues to pursue
leads and contacts that might glean information about
potential release of hostages, but he would not reveal
what they were. :
Fitzwater talked around the question of whether Pres-
ident Bush had authorized any officials to conduct talks.
on hostages, except to say there were no talks between
the U.S. emissaries and Iran.
"There are no direct talks between the U.S. emis-'
saries and Iran authorized by the president," he said.
"I don't know who's talking to who," the:
spokesman said. "But I guarantee you I'm never going
to say that nobody's talking, because a lot of people
"I will never rule out meeting anywhere, anyplace,
anytime by anybody on the hostage question. Because
there are meetings happening. But high-level U.S. offi"
cials, direct secret talks, no. Do I expect breakthroifgl
or anything new happening? No."
Fitzwater said the administration knows "of no new
evidence" to support hopes that the hostages' release
might be forthcoming."
Last month, a Kuwaiti newspaper, Al-Qabas, said an
American personality" had met in Geneva with a reprer,
sentative of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani to
discuss the hostage issue. None of those supposedly in-
volved was identified.
Eight Americans are held hostage in Lebanon, in-
cluding Terry Anderson, the Associated Press chief Mid-
dle East correspondent whose captivity is nearing the
five-year mark, the longest period of any of those held.
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - With more
students than ever enrolled in Michigan's
public universities, increasing state fund-
ing at the rate of inflation just isn't
enough, presidents from eight of the
state's 15 public universities said yester-
The presidents are traveling around the
state to get the word out that in order to
keep tuition rates down and maintain qual-
ity education needed to keep Michigan
competitive, the public university system
needs more state financing.
"Despite the improvements in our re-
sources since the recession of the early
80s, we never have recovered the lost
ground" in state funding of higher educa-
tion, said David Adamany, president of
Wayne State University.
In 1977-78, Michigan ranked 24th
among the 50 states in state funding
levels; today, the state ranks 32nd,
While the presidents said they are gen-
erally pleased with the emphasis placed on
education by Gov. James Blanchard in the
recently released budget proposal, they
added that his proposed 5 percent in-
crease- approximately the rate of infla-
tion- is not enough.
The presidents are trying to drum up
support for a recommendation proposed
last month by the Presidents Council of
State Universities of Michigan that calls
for the state to increase the operating base
for universities at the rate of inflation,
about 5 percent, plus an additional 3.5
percent annually through the 1995 fiscal
State Budget Director Shelby Soloman
said that while an 8.5 percent increase is
unlikely this year, it was not out of the
question a year from now.
"As our budget demonstrated... we
agree that the most important budget pri-
ority of the future is funding for educa-
tion," Soloman said. "But that doesn't
only mean new dollars, it also emphasizes
accountability on how that money is
He also dismissed Michigan's national
rankings in state funding. "Those rankings
don't take into account the severe reces-
sion our state faced. Since Gov. Blanchard
has taken office, state finding for education
has increased 80 percent, over three times
the rate of inflation," he said.
"Michigan still has a fantastic higher
education system, but we are beginning to
run on momentum here," Western Michi-
gan University President Diether Haenicke
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Women and Communications
meeting at 4:10 p.m. Journalism
library, Frieze Bldg. bring a
UM Hellenic Students ---
meeting at 8 p.m. Union
Philosophy Club --- meeting at 7
p.m. Philosophy Commons
Room, 2220 Angell Hall
UM Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club --- beginners welcome 8:30-
9:30 p.m. Martial Arts Room of
UM Taekwondo Club ---
beginners welcome 7-8:30 p.m.
East Quad/R.C. Social Group
for Lesbians, Gay Males and
t Bisexuals --- for students in
residence halls 9-11 p.m.; call
763-4186 for more information
UM Asian Student Coalition
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in the Union Henderson Room
UM Students of Objectivism -_-
business meeting at 8 p.m. in
Armenian Students' Cultural
Association --- meeting at 6:30
p.m. in the Union Tap Room
Students Fighting Anti-
Semitism --- meeting at 7:30
p.m. in Hillel
"Effects of Undernutrition on
Reproduction" --- Michelle
Warren speaks 12:10-1 p.m. in
the Small Auditorium at the
Dental School (Room 1033)
"Faculty Speak Out on Central
America" --- concerned faculty
hold a forum at 8 p.m. in the
Union Kuenzel Room
"Re-thinking Authorshin: The
Voter Registration Rally ---
rally on Diag noon-1 p.m. and
table in Fishbowl 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wrobel speaks at 4 p.m. in 3050
Internationalization of the
University: Promise and
Problems" --- an open forum at
4:10 p.m. in the Union Kuenzel
"Gender Identity and Sexual
Orientation" --- a discussion
with transsexual, transvestite,
Lesbian and Gay male speakers at
5 p.m. in the Sociology Lounge
4th floor LS&A Bldg.
"The Albanian Archives and
the Young Turk Movement" --
- Sukru Hanioglu speaks at noon
in the Lane Hall Commons
"Recent Advances in
Organozirconium Chemistry" -
-- Charles Tucker speaks at 4 p.m.
in 1640 Chem Bldg.
"Using DNA Probes as
Analytical Tools" --- Jeanette
Buckwalter speaks at 4 p.m. in
1650 Chem Bldg.
Free tutoring - for all lower
level math, science and
engineering courses in UGLi 307
from 8-10 p.m.
Northwalk - the north campus
night-time walking service runs
form 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Bursley
2333 or call 763-WALK
Safewalk - the nighttime safety
walking service runs from 8 p.m.-
1:30 a.m. in UGLi 102 or call
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
peer writing tutors available for
help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the
Angell/Haven and 611 Church St.
Avant-Garde Film Series ---
works of Stan Brakhage screened
at 7 p.m. in 2520 Frieze Bldg.
Career Planning and
Placement --- targeting not-for-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prison
officials can force inmates to take
powerful anti-psychotic drugs with-
out a judge's consent, the Supreme
Court ruled yesterday.
Voting 6-3 in a case from Wash-
ington state, the justices said prison-
ers' rights are safeguarded as long as
staff psychiatrists say the drugs will
help, and not merely pacify, them.
"An inmate's interests are ade-
quately protected and perhaps better
served by allowing the decision to
medicate to be made by medical pro-
fessionals rather than a judge," Jus-
tice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the
But the dissenters said the ruling
means prison officials seeking to
maintain order may force inmates to
take dangerous, even life-threatening,
drugs with little regard for the pris-
One dissenter, Justice John
Stevens said that an administrative
hearing is not enough to protect in-
The court mistakenly "has con-
cluded that a mock trial before an in-
stitutionally biased tribunal consti-
tutes due process of law," he said.
"A competent individual's right to
refuse psychotropic medication is an
aspect of liberty requiring the high-
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Justice William Brennan and
Thurgood Marshall also dissented.
Kennedy was joined by Chief
Justice William Rehnquist and Jus-
tices Byron White, Harry Blackmun,
Sandra Day O'Connor and Antonion
The prisoners' rights decision
overturned a 1988 Washington state
Supreme Court ruling that convicted
robber Walter Harper, diagnosed as
schizophrenic, must be given a court
hearing before he is given anti-psy-
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day's ruling will not lead to a medi-
cation binge for disruptive prisoners.
"I'm not suggesting that we
should be willy-nilly running around
medicating people," he said. "I think
that... if medically appropriate it's
Riveland said the ruling may af-"
feet 10 to 15 Washington prisoners.
The case pitted the American Psy-;
chiatric Association, which su2-
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