The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 29, 1991 - Page 3
Snores, cookies, and
markets in a year
by Renee Huckle
Students who have lived to-
gether as roommates for four years
are hard to find. But they're out
Most point to patience, toler-
ance, and an open mind as the se-
crets to success as long-term
roommates and friends.
A. Mike Velthoven, a fifth-year
engineering senior, Scott Walton, a
fifth-year LSA senior, and Steve
McLean, a first-year Wayne State
medical school student, met each
other in seventh grade in Union
Lake, Michigan and lived together
for four years at the University.
"We thought it would be cool
to all live together," McLean said.
.So how did they get along to
live together so long? "We never
rubbed each other the wrong way.
We put up with each other,"
Occasionally, small problems
arose. Velthoven said he often an-
noyed McLean by eating his grand-
"Mike snored a lot. So, we'd
throw pillows at him, but we
didn't get too angry," McLean
Yet, the small confrontations
were not enough to separate them.
"There was nothing that a little
patience or ignoring wouldn't
solve," Walton said.
After a successful first year to-
gether, McLean, Velthoven, and
Walton decided not to ruin a good
thing. "It worked once, why not do
}it again?" McLean said.
LSA seniors Helen Melia and
Grabielle Cline also decided to
stick together for four years. Both
LSA seniors, Melia is from Livo-
nia, Michigan, and Cline is from
"We're complete opposites. I'm
tall, she's short; she has short hair,
I have long hair; she has a black
wardrobe and I wear a lot of white;
she's more organized, I'm totally
not; she's more quiet and I'm more
talkative," Melia said.
Despite the differences, Melia
and Kline had little trouble room-
ing blind. "We never had any prob-
lems ... We knew how to work
with each other," Melia said.
During Melia and Cline's sec-
ond year together in Couzens resi-
dence hall, a dorm competition
convinced them they were destined
to live with each other for four
Melia and Cline competed in
the "Newly Roomed Game," in
which they had to answer questions
to prove their compatibility. "It
was just like the Newlywed Game
... We won." Melia said.
Over time, Melia and Cline have
incorporated some of each other's
different mannerisms and beliefs
into their own lives.
"When we lived together we
started rubbing off on each other a
lot," Melia said.
But after four years together,
Melia said next year will be diffi-
"It will be really hard because
we'll probably live in separate
states. We'll definitely always
keep in touch. We've been through
too much together that nothing
could pull us apart," Melia said.
John Line, an LSA senior from
Saugus, Massachusetts, and Mike
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian
President Boris Yeltsin proposed a
painful one-year leap to a market
economy for Russia yesterday and
said the hardships consumers will
suffer were better than the alterna-
tive of eternal poverty.
Yeltsin invited the other 11
Soviet republics to join his speedy
reform plan, which would free
state-controlled prices and privatize
most businesses in Russia. But he
also said Russia was prepared to act
He served notice that Russia
would form its own army and print
its own currency if other regions'
increasingly aggressive indepen-
dence drives hurt the largest and
richest Soviet republic.
Yeltsin's timetable for eco-
nomic reform was the fastest and
most aggressive proposed by any
level of government in the Soviet
Union, including Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev. Previous
Kremlin plans to move to a market
economy have fallen short because
of half-hearted implementation or
the refusal of the entrenched
Communist bureaucracy to
Yeltsin's blunt acknowledge-
ment that living standards will get
worse before they improve was the
most candid political admission of
how tough it will be to dismantle
seven decades of bureaucratic central
"Today, in acute crisis condi-
tions, it will be impossible to im-
plement reforms painlessly,"
Yeltsin told the Russian Congress
of People's Deputies, the republic's
"It will be worse for everybody
for about six months," Yeltsin said.
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LSA senior John Line, right, and School of Education senior Mike Jansen
have been roommates for the past four years.
Jansen, a School of Education se-
nior from Muskegon, Michigan,
also roomed blind.
In the beginning, however, Line
said life was not always perfect.
"The first two years I was
pretty much a pig, Mike was al-
ways neat. He'd get on me about
that," Line said.
Yet after getting to know each
other, they found that they shared
similar goals in life. "We related
to each other like brothers," Line
Line said common religious be-
liefs played a large role in their
friendship. "Beirag Christian,
you're called to h : with one an-
other," he said.
Line said ' a- kent the room-
mates together ;,U four years is
simple. "We got along great. We
knew that we had th: ngs in com-
mon ... There's got to be something
to this, so we figured - what the
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Former grad student sues CIA
to get surveillance files released
by Jennifer Silverberg director for operations at the time,
Daily Staff Reporter decided in 1989 that the rest of
A former University student has
filed suit against the CIA, charging
that the agency illegally spied on
him and then refused to release his
Daniel Tsang, a former Univer-
sity graduate student and research
assistant who now studies sur-
eillance methods, began to suspect
during his studies that the CIA had
a file on him.
He requested his file from the
CIA, citing the Privacy Act and the
Freedom of Information Act
The CIA responded to his re-
quest June 7, 1988 under the Privacy
Act and released two pages of an ar-
ticle th'at Tsang wrote for a 1979 is-
*ue of the Library Journal in which
he reviewed anti-surveillance
Richard Stolz, the CIA deputy
Tsang's file could not be released
for national security reasons.
"I was surprised that my file
was in operations because I thought
it would be in the research side -
that's what I write about. It means
'There are a lot of
people that the CIA
doesn't like and
they're friends of
that they did some covert action
against me, otherwise there was no
need for the file to be in the opera-
tions branch," Tsang said.
Tsang said one reason they might
not have released the rest of his file
was because it could reveal personal
A Daily editorial on Oct. 23 incorrectly stated that transportation to an
Alcohol Awareness Week event at Briarwood Mall was not provided by
MSA organizers. A University bus offered free rides to the event.
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phone calls he believes the CIA
wiretapped. "They don't want to
reveal how they collected the
information because it is illegal to,
domestically tap phones of
American citizens," he said.
"They may also think I had ac-
cess to classified information be-
cause I indexed two books for peo-
ple who used to work at the CIA.
But I didn't. The manuscript I got
was already declassified," Tsang
Tsang is asking the CIA to pro-
cess his file under FOIA, release it,
cease further collection of informa-
tion on him, pay attorney's fees and
for any other relief that the court
sees as proper. Tsang also hopes to
force the CIA to produce. an index
that would contain a description of
each document or piece of informa-
tion in the file and a reason it was
"I'm not just in it for the
money," Tsang said. "There are a lot
of people that the CIA doesn't like
and they're friends of mine. I don't
want to be under surveillance every
time I meet them."
The government has 60 days to
reply to Tsang's complaint.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Critics characterized legislation to
ban local wetlands protection mea-
sures as an assault on both the envi-
ronment and the power of munici-
palities to set their own standards
"This bill strikes at the heart of
local control," said Gene Thornton,
director of legislative affairs for
the Michigan Townships Ass-
ociation. "It completely eliminates
the ability of local government to
effectively control wetlands in
Environmentalists joined in the
"This is the first attempt of
many to pre-empt local efforts at
environmental protection," said
David Stead, executive director of
the Michigan Environmental
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