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by Libya
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian
scientist said yesterday that Libya
has offered high-paying jobs to his
* colleagues at Moscow's top nuclear
institute, providing new evidence
the Soviet Union's collapse could
spread nuclear technology.
Western leaders have expressed
mounting concern that the political
breakup of the Soviet Union and its
crumbling economy could lead to,
the transfer of nuclear weapons -
or scientists capable of building
Vyacheslav Rozanov, deputy
chief of the thermonuclear depart-
ment at Moscow's Kurchatov
Institute of Atomic Energy, said
that Libya had offered jobs to at
least two of his co-workers.
Both scientists turned down the
jobs and the tempting $2,000-a-
month salaries - very high by
Russian standards, Rozanov said.
The demise of the Soviet Union
has raised fears worldwide that its
technology could be bought by the
highest bidder, including countries
that are trying to develop nuclear
Rozanov said the Kurchatov
Institute, which carries out civilian
and military research, is trying to
discourage its scientists from
emigrating or working abroad.
He said his two c6-workers were
approached twice by Libya.
A private Libyan citizen origi-
nally made the offer at an energy
conference in Moscow, inviting the
Russians to work at the Trajura nu-
clear research center, said Rozanov.
The scientists rejected the offer.
Rozanov said the Libyan propos-
als were to work on peaceful uses of
nuclear energy only. But he ac-
knowledged that the two experts'
abilities could easily be applied to
nuclear weapons as well.
He said several dozen experts
from the institute already have
taken jobs in the United States,
Japan and other countries.
Rogozhin said there are probably
"5,000 teams of scientists in
Moscow alone who are capable of
producing nuclear weapons."

After audit, 'U'
pays own way
to Rose Bowl



A city firefighter packs up his oxygen tank after responding to a call at the LSA Building yesterday afternoon.
A smoking fluorescent light in Sociology Prof. Michael Kennedy's office brought four fire trucks and an
Minor changes in Union
policy start this weekend

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
After disagreeing with the gov-
ernment over the use of federal re-
search funds to pay for trips to the
Rose Bowl in 1990, the University
carefully chose who would go to
the game this year.
Executive Director of Univer-
sity Relations Walter Harrison said
that when the Wolverines play in
the Rose Bowl, the profits from the
game are divided equally among the
Big Ten universities and the confer-
ence itself.
"Under this system, in terms of
profit, the University of Michigan
doesn't make any more money than
Northwestern University. What we
do get is that the Rose Bowl pays to
send the team, the marching band,
the cheerleaders, and the Univer-
sity's official party to Pasadena," he
The University's official party
includes the University Board of
Regents, executive administrative
officers, and members of the
University Board of Control for
Intercollegiate Athletics.
But two years ago, the Univer-
sity sent extra people to the Rose
Bowl to oversee University-related
events planned for the days preced-
ing the game.
The University included these
trips in their requests for federal
indirect cost reimbursement. Last
year's federal audit found that this
was inappropriate.
"This year, because of the indi-
rect costs, we tried to keep the extra
people to a minimum. Only very
few extra people came, and they paid
for their trips with their own bud-
gets," Harrison said.

He added that while in Califor
nia, the regents and administrators "
do much more than watch football
and relax in the sun.
"There are a whole series of'
fundraising and alumni activities.
There are receptions and a dinner oW"
New Year's Eve. These are all op- ,
portunities for the alumni to meet.
with the President," he said.
And although the official party'
met with many potential donors'
Harrison said no one came back t6"
Ann Arbor with a pocket full of
"It's just a way for us to make
contact with graduates. If we have
an alum who lives in Southern Cali--
fornia and never comes back here, we
can get in touch with him while
are out there. We do notwask foe,
money at the Rose Bowl," he said.ra
In last year's audit the federal-,
government also questioned the use
of indirect cost recovery funds for
the University advertisement which
is aired during televised football
"The ads were in a pool of ex-
penses which was partially being
charged to the government," Harri-
son said.
The commercials were included
because the University views them
as a way to generate funding for re-
However, Harrison said the pro-:f
duction costs for these publicity
spots were avoided completely this
"We did not make a new one this
year, but that had more to do with
cost-cutting than anything else," he-

by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
Starting this weekend, Univer-
sity students will be allowed to
bring two guests instead of one into
the Union. The change is one of
several modifications to the Union
access policy that was implemented
last term.
In addition to increasing the
number of permissible guests, phys-
ical arrangements at one of the
barriers will be adjusted to make it
more like the ID checkpoints in the
CCRB and IM building. Director of
the Union Frank Cianciola said the
rearrangements are designed to make
the entrance "more inviting."
Director of Public Safety Leo
Heatley said the policy's security
measures that were established in
September will still be in place this
weekend. A meeting will be held
tomorrow to discuss further
changes to be phased in gradually.
While students will still need
to show identification to enter the
Union between 9 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
additional modifications may
providing for paid student
monitors who will sit with
security officers at all Union
* reducing the number of secu-
rity offers to one or two at each en-
trance, and;
changing security officers'
uniforms from full dress to coat
and slacks apparel.
Administrators and student
leaders worked together to develop
a more attractive Union policy.
Michigan Student Assembly
President James Green, who is in-
volved in the modification process,
said the changes are designed to
maintain Union security while re-
taining student comfort.
Green said students had indicated
that while security without the
Union policy had been inadequate,
the original policy had been
"somewhat of an intrusive process"

that left students feeling queasy. .
"I talked to very few people
who did not say they had security
concerns ... The objective is to main-
tain legitimate security concerns
and also to make the policy more
user-friendly," Green said.
Cianciola remarked that the orig-
inal policy had been a test and that
the new policy would benefit stu-
dents because it had been reshaped
based on student feedback.
"Both in terms of perception and
reality, this will help address the
concerns that were raised," he said.
Interim Vice President of
Student Services Mary Ann Swain
agreed. "Since students were
actively involved in designing it, I
hope that it will take care of the
concerns involved," she said.
Green added that after the new
policy is instituted, it should be ap-
praised in order to see if the modifi-
cations have fulfilled the intended

Model apologizes after taking newspapers

Renee Huckle
Daily Staff Reporter
Approximately 700 issues of
Ten Percent, a local gay newspaper,
were removed from campus distri-
bution sites Dec. 12.
LSA junior Jeff Grossman, a
model who appears in the "Men of
the University of Michigan" calen-
dar, took copies of the Dec. 11 edi-
tion which contained an advertise-
ment for the calendar, publisher
Steve Culver said.
"(Grossman) saw his picture,
and a little naive, thought it could
do him some harm," Culver said.
Grossman later called Culver
to apologize for taking the issues
and promised to return them.
"I was very satisfied he called,"
Culver said, adding that he told
Grossman not to worry about the
incident being blown out of propor-

The issues were originally re- Despite Grossman's apologies,
turned to a different "S. Culver," Culver said he still felt it necessary
who called Steve Culver to tell him to identify the person who took the
that she had the issues on her front publications and address the issue
porch, Culver said. because many people knew of the in-
Grossman said he didn't intend cident.
to hurt Culver's business. "My LSA sophomore Chad Markert,
'(Grossman) saw his picture, and a little
naive, thought it could do him some harm.'
- Steve Culver
Publisher of Ten Percent

deal," Markert said.
Bill Thibodeau, producer and di-
rector of the calendar, said that
Grossman misinterpreted Ten Per-
cent, the staff and its contents.
"Jeff is a fine young man and
student. He overreacted. He found
himself on the back of a progressive
publication," Thibodeau said. "It's a
very tasteful calendar. I think its
important that everyone knows its
not a sleazy calendar."
After the incident, Culver said
he holds no hard feelings against
"I think he learned a little bit.
It's a gay paper and the underlying
thing is that he is homophobic. If he
looks foolish then he looks foolish.
I was real angry in the beginning,
but it's over and done with. I accept
his apology," Culver said.
Ten Percent has a circulation of

* Swedish Film
No Lab Fee!

,ScandinavianStudi es
Beyond Bergman-Scand. 481

only concern is that I hurt his publi-
cation. I feel horrible about what I
did to Steve," Grossman said.
"Just as Mario Cuomo wouldn't
want to appear on the back of the
National Review, nor did I want to
appear on the back of Ten Percent.
My intentions were not those of
bigotry," Grossman added.

another model pictured in the calen-
dar, said he didn't agree with
Grossman's decision to take the is-
sues. "I really don't think it was
right. All the guys in the calendar
signed a release ... I don't like being
represented by a bisexual or homo-
sexual newspaper, but it's no big

* Feminist Film Criticism
(featuring Ingrid Bergman films)-Scand. 460-2
* The Welfare State and Society in Scandinavia-
Scand. 460-1
* Modern Scandinavian Literature in English from
the Golden Age of WWII-Scand. 421
* Architecture and Art of Scandinavia- Scand. 413
Further Information at Checkpoint and Course Guide p. 83
Scandinavian Studies-764-5353

MSU professor sentenced


* to jail term in
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A
Michigan State University profes-
sor collapsed yesterday as he was
sentenced to four- to 15 years in
prison in a sex crime case that in-
volved "hush money" payments to
the victim's parents.
Derek Lamport sank to the floor
after hearing Ingham County Cir-
cuit Judge Michael Harrison read
the sentence. He was helped to his
feet and led away to jail.
Harrison also ordered Lamport
to pay $1,000 in court costs. The
sentence was harsher than recom-
mended in a sentencing report that
had called for five years probation
with the first 52 weekends to be

sex scandal
served in jail and the second year on
an electronic tether.
Lamport had pleaded no contest
to two charges of second-degree
criminal sexual conduct for contact
with an 1l-year-old girl, touching
her genitals.
Police said Lamport, a plant
physiology researcher, lured the vic-
tim and her brother into his home
and assaulted the girl. The children
lived near Lamport's home in
The children's parents pleaded
guilty to taking money from Lam-
port to keep quiet, and were ordered
to pay $5,000 in fines.

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