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One /undredfive years ofeditorialfreedom

Friday
September 27, 1996

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Who:.,.
No. 7 Michigan vs. UCLA
Where:
Michigan Stadium (cap. 102,501,
more than 104,000 expected)
men:
morrow, 3:30 p.m.
Television:
ABC, Channel 7

'U' tuition rising slower than average

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Tuition rates at the University are ris-
ing slowly compared to the national
average, according to a recent study
released by the College Board.
For four-year public institutions, the
average rate of tuition increase this year
was 6 percent. At the University, the
rate of increase for tuition for in-state
undergraduates was 3 percent. Out-of-
state students are paying 5 percent more
this year.
While the University's tuition growth
rate is significantly below the national
average, its overall cost towers above
other schools: Out-of-state students pay
$17.738, versus an average of $12,216
for private universities; and in-state stu-
dents pay $5,532, versus an average of
$2,811 for other public universities.
Fred Moreno, a spokesperson for the
College Board, said the growth in the

rate of tuition increases is actually
beginning to slow.
"Now it's about double the rate of
inflation." Moreno said. "It used to be
much more."
Provost J. Bernard Machen said
"there are several factors" when decid-
ing the rate of tuition increase.
"It represented a real solid effort to
restrain ourselves," Machen said,
adding that in the past three or four
years the University's tuition growth
outpaced the national average. "We just
bit the bullet and kept things from
growing."
Michigan Student Assembly
President Fiona Rose said students at the
University receive their money's worth.
"The college cost at the University of
Michigan is above average," Rose said.
"We continue to have the highest tuition
of any school in the state - but we
continue, I believe, to provide students

with a better education and better
resources than any school in the state."
Moreno said many factors contribute
to rising tuition.
"The things that drive tuition increas-
es are things like faculty salaries and
(physical) plant costs," Moreno said.
Moreno said universities are also
adjusting to the information age.
"A very big cost on campuses these
days is technological resources," he
said
Remodeling old buildings is another
priority at many campuses. "In a lot of
older colleges, the dorms have bad
wiring. Kids come now with VCRs and
stereos and computers," Moreno said.
Lisa Baker, associate vice president
for University relations. said infrastruc-
ture costs have never been a factor in
determining tuition rates at the
See TUITION, Page 7

U Tuition Rate
Rising Slower Than
National Average
'U' in-state tuition rose $81
this year, or 3 percent, which
is half the '96-97 U.S. average.

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Series history.
This will be the 10th meeting between Michigan
and UCLA. The Wolverines lead the series, 7-2,
and have won the past two games. Michigan is 4-
1 against UCLA at Michigan Stadium. In 1990,
their last meeting, the Wolverines beat the Bruins,
38-15.

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U.S. Average
JOSH WHITE; Dady

U' Tuition
Source: College Board

endors
rofit from
ounterfeit
U items
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)aily Staff Reporter
The Block M,' the green Spartan
the Colorado buffalo generate bil-
s of dollars in revenue each year
or licensed university vendors. And
ach year, billions more are lost to
ounterfeiters.
In an effort to crack down on coun-
erfeiters, University officials patrol
ending areas before football games,
hecking the labels of T-shirts, pen-
ants and sweatshirts for the
niversity's trademark.
A vendor who plans to sell mer-
ndise bearing the University of
ichigan name is required to apply to
Fhe Collegiate Licensing Company in
tlanta for a license. CLC is the lead-
ng collegiate licensing representative,
epresenting 70 percent of the college
arket.
The final decision on whether or not
o grant a license is made by the
niversity Director of Licensing Tirrel
rton and Athletic Director Joe
erson.
"It's based on the product and the
uality thereof," Burton said of the
ecision. Licenses are not granted to
ersons wishing to use the University's
name on merchandise that is religious-
y or politically controversial or is
ssociated with liquor or tobacco.
The Athletic Department receives
.5 percent of the wholesale price of
he merchandise in royalties, which are
deposited into the Athletic
partment Scholarship Fund. Last
ear, the University generated $4.7
illion from licensing royalties.
University of Michigan merchan-
ise outsells any of the other universi-
ies represented by CLC.
"We have 150 schools and U-M is
ur top school," said Diane Kopf,
irector of public relations for CLC.
One of the problems the University
CLC face is vendors selling unli-
ensed merchandise, which Kopf said
s common.
"Counterfeiting is a multi-billion
ollar industry," Kopf said.
In order to combat counterfeiting,
epresentatives from CLC work with
local law enforcement officials to
ake occasional "sweeps" of
University games.
"We go out and investigate to find
problems," said Michael Drucker,
ociate counsel for CLC.
Representatives from CLC's Legal
and Enforcement Department walk
and drive the streets of Ann Arbor
three to four hours before and after
University games looking for vendors
selling counterfeit merchandise.
"Those vendors know we're out
there," Drucker said.
Burton said it is fairly easy to recog-
e counterfeit merchandise.
"You can tell by quality or label," he
said. "Most of these articles are sub-
standard in quality."
Licensed merchandise bears trade-
mark registration as well as the manu-
facturer's name, and the CLC label.

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Palestinians,
Israelis clash at
religious sites

JERUSALEM (AP) - Their fragile peace
going up in thick black smoke, Palestinian police
and Israeli troops fought with automatic weapons
yesterday at holy sites and in the streets of the
West Bank and Gaza, where thousands of
Palestinians burned tires, threw stones and called
for a revolution.
With at least 38 Palestinians and I I Israelis
killed in one day, the pitched level of violence
surpassed that of the worst days of the six-year
intefadeh - the Palestinian revolt against Israeli
occupation of the West Bank and Gaza that
ended in 1993 with a breakthrough peace
accord.
Since the clashes began Tuesday, at least 43
Palestinians, I1 Israelis and one Egyptian army
officer have been killed, bringing the three-day
death toll to 55.
Embattled areas yesterday resemled war
zones, with smoke from burning tires blackening
skies dotted by Israeli helicopter gunships.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned
to Israel yesterday and went into an emergency
cabinet meeting on the crisis, cutting short a
three-day trip to Europe.
Netanyahu tried to arrange a quick meeting
with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to stop the
fighting. But Arafat demanded that Israel close a
new entrance to an archaeological tunnel near

Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem before any meet-
ing could take place, said U.S. officials in
Washington.
The clashes were set off'Tuesday by Israel's deci-
sion to open the tunnel, and also reflected
Palestinians' deep frustration with Netanyahu's
hard-line policies.
The U.S. officials, speaking on condition of
anonymity. said Egypt had offered to host a meet-
ing between Arafat and Netanyahu, but day-long
U.S. mediation efforts had not settled on a loca-
tion, an agenda or even on the format.
Netanyahu's spokesperson, Shai Bazak, said
there was a chance the two leaders would meet
today. Channel Two television reported. An
Egyptian official said he expected the meeting to
take place on Sunday.
Despite objections from Israel and the United
States. the U.N. Security Council called a formal
session for today to discuss the mounting vio-
lence.
In street battles in the garbage-strewn alleys of
Gaza and the rocky hilltops of the West Bank,
Palestinian police in fatigues hunched behind
trees and walls as they fired assault rifles and
hurled firebombs at helmeted Israeli soldiers who
responded with heavy bursts of gunfire.
See MIDEAST, Page 2

JENNIFER BRADLEY SWIFT/Dafly
Up close and personal
Rocker Bruce Springsteen strums his guitar at his sold-out Hill Auditorium concert last night. On
a solo acoustic tour, Springsteen played from his last album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad."

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D.C. insiders long for
old days of Civit'

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Capitol Hilt's feared and revered
gathered on campus yesterday to dis-
cuss an institution that has outlived
many of their political careers.
While "The Trouble with
Washington" conference was designed
to discuss the political atmosphere of
the '90s, panelists exuded more than a
frustration with the current institution
- they expressed nostalgia for a "civil-
ity" of bygone days characterized by
Tip O'Neil's smoky poker games and
last minute cloakroom deals before the
House votes come in.
The political insiders on hand yester-
day at the Gerald R. Ford Library have
shaped policy and atmosphere in that
city for more than half a century. The
names of former President Gerald Ford,
former Sen. George McGovern (D-
S.D.), former Speaker of the House
Thomas Foley (D-Wash.), former
Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin,
ABC's Hal Bruno and Time
Magazine's Hugh Sidey have influ-
enced what Americans see - and don't
see - in the political process.
"Washington was a mirror reflecting

media panelists doled out blame for the
city's political nature, the officials
made apologies only for inefficiencies
in the political process. not for the
city's own personality.
"Too many people have a stake in dis-
crediting Washington," McGovern said. .
Sen. William Cohen (R-Maine),
who is retiring from the Senate.
talked fondly about the "civility" the
legislature used to possess, and bit-
terly about the coloquialness it has
developed. Constituents don't under-
stand the difference between the
processes of passing a bill in each
house of Congress, he said.
"The Senate is starting unfortunately
to become more like the House of
Representatives," Cohen said. "The
pressure is on now to do more faster
and faster - I think it's perverting the
traditional role of the Senate to slow
things down, to debate."
Foley said voters misinterpret the
camaraderie and formalities in
Congress.
"Some people believe that this kind
of civility destroys middle-class values
and that's wrong," Foley said.
Prof. Sidney Fine, who teaches his-

Rege,.nt
candidates
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debate 'U'
issues
By Jodi S. Cohen
D)aily Staff Reporter
LIVONIA -The four candidates for
University Board of Regents met here
last night to discuss issues facing the
University as it moves into the 21st
century.
In their first public forum before the
election, the two Democrats and two
Republicans fielded questions both
from the audience and from the forum's
sponsor, the American Association of
University Women.
"It was a way to talk about the issues
without a heated exchange," said Olivia
Maynard, a Democratic candidate from
Goodrich. "I think for all of us, we'll
have some of the same issues, but in
some specifics, we'll differ."
Candidates gave their opinions on
topics ranging from the most important
issue for the University to the Open
Meetings Act - the state law that
requires all meetings of the board to be
public, including discussions on the.
presidential search.
Each contender cited tuition as one
of the most significant issues facing the
University and higher education today.
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