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Chance of flurries;
High: 28, Low: 22.
Becoming partly sunny;
High: 31, Low: 23.


Think it's tough
here? Take a look
at the real world.
See FridayFOCUS
Page 5.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 68 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 31, 1992 Copyigh 19

.'U' students 'Buy

American' when


by Erica Sao
Since President George Bush's
trade trip to Japan, "Buy American"
fervor has swept the nation.
Obeying the slogan, however, seems
easier said than done.
Many University students said
they would consider quality over a
"Made in the USA" label when
making purchasing decisions. "It
doesn't matter where a product is
made, as long as it's the best," said
LSA first-year student Ann Marie
Although the president's trip
triggered more pro-American buy-
ing sentiment, some experts say the
Buy American moveinent is amount-
ing to wishful thinking.
"When it comes to big-ticket
'M' icers
by Ken Sugiura
Daily Hockey Writer
After a gory ending to Part I,
Michigan vs. Lake Superior State:
The Sequel, opens before a sellout
crowd at Yost Ice Arena tonight.
Part I began in classic style - a
high drama 3-2 Lake Superior over-
time victory in the opening game -
but ended in violence - a 10-0
butchering of the Wolverines the
following night.
What the denouement holds is
anybody's guess, but all signs point
to a thriller.
Three of the last four ganes have
gone to overtime, and only two of
the last nine games have been de-
cided by more than one goal,
Games of this magnitude often
carry a sappy theme - Good vs.
Evil, Experience vs. Youth come to
mind - and this weekend's series is
no different. Illinois-Chicago Larry
Pedrie, whose Flamnes played the
Lakers last week ago, and the
Wolverines the previous week, pro-
vided the motif for the clash.
"I guess you could say it's the
best offense in the league going
against the best defense," Pedrie
The Wolverines (12-4-3 in the
Central Collegiate Hockey Associa-
tion, 18-4-3 overall) provide the
fireworks, averaging 5.16 goals per
game and boasting the NCAA's
sixth best goalscorers, Denny Fel-
sner and David Oliver, tied at 22.
See ICERS, Page 11

items such as cars, peoplego with
the products that best meet their
needs, not the label," visiting
Economics Prof. Marc Robinson
said. "Patriotism usually doesn't
sell a lot of cars - it sells some,
but it's fairly a constant background
Meanwhile, in an effort to re-
duce friction over the imbalance in
auto trade, the Japanese government
made the largely symbolic move to
reduce the voluntary export ceiling
set for car exports to the United
States. Autos and auto parts account
for about three-quarters of Japan's
$40 billion annual trade surplus
with the United States.
While the president's emphasis
on the role of American consumer

behavior in competition with Japan
may have a political effect,

Robinson added, it will
long lasting effect on
buy American products.

not have a
demand to

was not successful in terms of end-
ing trade barriers. Kraus said there
was "some truth" to the charge that
Bush acted as a "car salesman" in
Japan, because of the attention gen-
erated by his entourage of auto in-

'When it comes to big-ticket items such as
cars, people go with the products that best
meet their needs, not the label.'
Marc Robinson
- Visiting economics professor

Japan was largely futile, because
Japan's efficient train system has
rendered cars are impractical. Still,
"Japanese love American music,
food, clothes - and freer trade in
these areas will be good for both the
U.S. and Japan," Kraus said.
But citizens loyal to U.S prod-
ucts can't be ignored.
"I wanna buy another Escort,"
said Rob Morley, an LSA senior
who drives an '82 Ford Escort. ie
said the Volkswagon he once owned
was a better car, but he would gen-
erally choose American products
over foreign ones. "It'll always be
American just because it's an
After a Japanese legislator last
week denigrated American workers

as lazy, spasms of economic nation-
alism fueled by ongoing recession
have accelerated the Buy American
fervor. The Buy American slogan
has raised some Americans' fears of
racism and xenophobia.
"Living in Michigan you can be-
come more conscious of economic
impact and it personalizes your eco-
nomic choices,"said Kraus.
LSA sophomore Mike
Landsittel, who is looking into a
foreign-made Acura Integra, said
that his friends would not literally
give him a lecture not to buy a for-
eign car, but their attitudes would
show just that. "I couldn't let their
attitudes influence my decision," he
said. "To me, quality is what mat-

First-year Rackhamn
Matthew Kraus, who lived
for a year, said Bush's trip

iII Japan
to Japan

dustry leaders.
He added that Bush's attempt to
gain more sales of American cars in



staff at odds
over real story
by Ben Deci tion by Ann Arbor Police, the
Daily Crime Reporter Department of Public Safety (DPS),
The Drug Enforcement Agency and the DEA.
(DEA) controversy. in East Patnaik told a New York Times
Quadrangle has come to a stalemate, reporter that, in discussing drug use

with U Jniversity administration and
its staff still at odds over how ru-
mors circulated that federal drug
enforcement agents were targeting
dormitory residents.
Mark Griego, an Institute of
Public Policy student and East Quad
Resident Fellow (RF), said yester-
day that "(East Quad Housing
Director) Deba (Patnaik) said at the
staff meeting Monday evening, 'We
,we under observation."
Other East Quad residents said
Patnaik warned of DEA observation
in staff meetings.
Griego added that Patnaik men-
tioned the possibility of observa-

'I have absolutely no
knowledge or belief
that the DEA or DPS is
targeting anyone.'
- Leo Heatley
Public Safety Director
at a staff meeting Monday night, he
said, "If this gets out of hand, and
we don't try to help or protect our
residents ... then any state, city, or
See EAST QUAD, Page 2

Turning purple HEATHER LOWMADaily
LSA senior Raymond Brennan wills the bar up at the CCRB.

Testimony suggests audit changes may be near

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
As federal agencies completed
examining how universities spend
research money, testimony in a con-
gressional hearing yesterday sug-
gests changes in audit procedures
could be on the way.
If approved, the changes could
result in closer scrutiny over uni-
versity indirect research cost re-
ports and streamline the bureau-
cracy involved in oversight.
The proposals may have a

"chilling effect on how the gov-
ernment negotiates indirect rates
for all universities," said Walter
Harrison, executive director of
University Relations.
The University could be affected
even though its most recent audit
was not brought up in the hearing,
Harrison said. The hearing "put a
lot of pressure on agencies in the
government that negotiate rates ...
the University's indirect cost rate
could fall as much as 8.5 percent."
John Ols, Director in Resources

and Community Development Divi-
sion with the GAO, said two alter-
ations are being discussed. Cur-
rently, the Department of Health
and Human Services (111HS) and the
Office of Naval Research (ONIR)
oversee the audits of different uni-
versities. They are now considering
whether to have HHS - because it
works with more than 600 schools
- absorb the 38 schools under ONR
Ols also said the auditors will be
more inquisitive on any costs put

into the proposals that seem inap-
The ONR, HHS, and the General
Accounting Office (GAO) summa-
rized their audits in a hearing in
Washington, D.C. before the Sub-
committee on Oversight and Inves-
tigations in Washington Wednes-
day. The audits examined indirect
costs to research - such expenses as
heating and maintenance for research
The purpose of the hearing was
to look at the processes by which

universities have been allocating in-
direct costs for research.
"They weren't looking at the au-
dits so much, but at how the indirect
cost recovery system allowed
things to go wrong," said Carolyn
Jecks, government relations associ-
ate from the University's lobbying
office in Washington. Jecks said
problems with the government's
guidelines, the universities account-
ing systems, and oversights of the
HHS, were aired during the hearing.
See INDIRECT, Page 2

Circuit Court dismisses
Zimmer's boundary suit

Students say abortion
not a campaign issue

by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
Circuit Court Judge Donald
Shelton yesterday dismissed
0 Councilmember Kurt Zimmer's (D-
4th Ward) gerrymandering suit
against the city.
After a preliminary injunction
bearing last Friday, Shelton yester-
day released a 13 page ruling that
not only denied Zimnmner's request to
extend old city ward boundaries for
one more election, but dismissed the

case entirely.
The ruling marked the end of
Zimmer's campaign against ward
boundaries he said were unconstitu-
tional. Zimmer alleged that the
boundaries - redrawn after the
1990 census - were shaped to the
partisan advantage of city
Since Zimmer's suit, filed in
December, was not expected to be
heard until some time after the April
6 election, Zimmer had asked
Shelton to block the redistricting,
pending a final ruling.
Zimmer's lawyer, Kurt Berggren,
said he knew the decision over the
preliminary injunction was a tough
one for any judge to make, but he
was shocked to learn of the dis-
"The chances of dismissal in my
own mind were less than one per-
cent," Berggren said.
After denying the injunction,
saying Zimmer had not shown that
the new boundaries would unfairly
affect the elections. Shelton also dis-

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
Despite the recent Supreme
Court announcement that it will
rule on a Pennsylvania case that
could reverse the landmark Roe vs.
Wade decision, abortion has yet to
become a major issue in the 1992
presidential campaign.
While the announcement has
brought the abortion issue to
America's front pages once again,
the deepening recession has taken
most of the candidates' time.
A recent statewide poll found
that only four percent of
Michiganders rate abortion as the
most important issue in the cam-
paign. Student comments taken yes-
terdav seem to confirm that al-

life convictions would have little
effect on how he casts his vote.
"It won't discourage me from
voting for somebody if I like the
rest about him," he said.
Regardless of how they feet per-
sonally about abortion, however,
those interviewed seemed to think
that whoever is elected in
November, they will have little ef-
fect on the future of legalized abor-
See ABORTION, Page 2
Students take
sides on Penn.
abortion law
by Shelley Morrison
Student reaction to a proposed
Pennsylvania law which would re-
quire women seeking abortions to be
told in detail about abortion proce-
dures, wait 24 hours before making a
decision, and receive approval from
narents or nouses, varies from in-

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