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The Michigan aily
Vol. XCI, No. 18-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 30, 1981 Sixteen Pages
Mideast faces Crisas
From APand UPI ADDRESSING A rally as rocket and
BEIRUT-Israeli fighter jets yester- mortar fire ripped across Beirut,
day evening streaked over Lebanon's PLO leader thret ens Arafat made the admission a day after
central Bakaa valley, drawing fire Israeli warplanes destroyed a Libyan-
from Syrian anti-aircraft gunners' e se s ,operated SAM-9 missile battery protec-
amidst renewed escalation of Israeli ting a Palestinian base on the coast 13
military operations in several parts of e s' t s miles south of the capital.
the country. Arafat said the fact that the'Israeli
In Beirut, PLO leader Yasser Arafat attempts PLO destruction," air strikes came only 24 hours after
admitted yesterday that Libyans were enemy atmt L etuto, Syrian anti-aircraft guns fired bar- Hbbsdpruefrcnuttosi
Nayef Hawatmeh, a Marxist guerrilla mlessly as the jets seemed to disappear Habib's departure for consultations in
helping the Palestinians in Lebanon leader, warned at a mass rally here the over the Sannine Mountains, they said. Washington "proves that Washington
and charged the Reagan ad- day after Israel staged air and seabor- gave the green light to Israel to carry
ministration gave Israel the "green ne strikes on PLO stronghelds. Earlier, the Palestinian News Agen- out its military operations againsts our
light for air and ground attacks "The Mideast oil wells will go up in cy WAFA reported that Israeli war- Palestinian people."
following the departure of U.S. envoy flames .-. This is no-t a hollow threat. It planes broke the sound barrier over Philip Habib, whom President
Philip Habib. will be translated into action by all Beirut. and appeared over Tyre and Reagan dispatched to the Mideast three
A MARXIST guerrilla leader warned freedom strugglers in the Middle East Sidon in the south as well as Tripoli in weeks ago in an effort to head off an
yesterday that Palestinians - would not only Palestinians," he said to ap- the north. Israeli-Syrian military confrontation
strike at the West's oil supplies in the plause led by Arafat. Israeli jets passed over Palestinian over the missiles, conferred yesterday
Middle East if Israel turns the current refugee camps at Al Baddaoui and at the White House with Reagan. They
missile crisis with Syria into a war to WITNESSES SAID Israeli jets were Nahr Al Bared in the north. Earlier, announced that Habib will return to the
crush the PLO. heard over Shtaura, four miles south- WAFA said Israeli commandos blew up Mideast next week and did not com-
"Oil supplies to the capitalist West west of the besieged Christian three houses in the southern town of ment on the new Israeli-PLO-Libyan
will be brought to a halt if the Israeli stronghold of Zahle, late yesterday. Majdal Zoun. issue.
Funding problems discussed

Over 25 University and local resear-
chers were drawn to a two-day
workshop this week hoping to improve
their chances of securing research
grants despite looming federal cut-
backs in research appropriations.
"Are you ready to take a little bit of
money and make it go a long, long
way?" asked Craig Smith, the speaker
hosted by Extension Services for their
"Funding for Research" workshop.
SMITH IS the founder and director of
Grantspeople, Inc., a non-profit public
interest training firm geared toward
helping researchers improve their
proposal development skills when ap-
plying for grants.
In light of Reagan's "devastating"
cuts in social science research, Smith
said funding from corporation-which
has increased six-fold in 15 years-is
one source researchers should
definitely turn to.
When writing a proposal to such a
corporation, Smith said researchers
must adjust their styles accordingly,
keeping in mind the interests of the
corporation rather than the federal
RESEARCHERS attending the
workshop said one of their biggest
problems has been finding the time for
the extensive paperwork involved in ob-
taining grants. They "have a real in-
terest in doing research rather than,
getting funding," Smith said, adding
that they want to spend all their time
doing "what they really love"-resear-
Workshop participants were given
workbooks explaining how to write an
effective proposal. In it, Smith outlined
a five-step process for turning a resear-

Photo by DAVID GAL
CRAIG SMITH speaks at a two-day seminar dealing with appropriation of grants for scientific research.
cher's first inspiration into grant workshops have been community- tors" create workable relationships
money received and efficiently spent. oriented, commented workshop coor- with "grantees."
Most of the researchers at the dinator Paul Samarco. Smith is currently working in
workshop-with interests ranging from In the six years since Grantspeople Washington, researching Reagan's
improving their math skills to advan- was created, the agency has helped policy cuts and their effects on grants,
cing medical technology-are affiliated over 3,000 people improve their which he described to the workshop
with the University. In past years, the proposal-writing skills, helping "gran- participants as "criminal."

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