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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 20, 1982-Page 3
Bell seeks to ease GSL rules

WASHINGTON (AP)- Education Secretary People j
Terrel Bell said yesterday that colleges should be
free from the reach of bureaucratic "tyrants" if the and go
only federal aid their students receive is in the form bureaucr
of guaranteed loans.
Bell defended the Reagan administration's tS '
decision to reverse a ten-year-old federal policy and
allow colleges that discriminate to participate in the
guaranteed student loan program.
THE ACTION stemmed from a still unresolved
lawsuit against the government brought by Grove thousands of
City College, a private school in Pennsylvania that hassles," sai
accepts no other form of federal aid and refuses to that comes on
sign a form that it has complied with civil rights laws. "THAT'S N
Bell told the House subcommittee on postsecondary and go, and
education that Grove City- was "a splendid little and there ar
school" that has never discriminated but wants to be tyrants," sa)
free from federal surveillance and regulation. higher educa
"It isn't just a trifling matter to comply. There are that intimida
Jury selection

n various positions come
and there are many
ats that behave like tyran-
- Terrel Bell
Secretary of Education
dollars involved in it, as well as the
d Bell. "It's the far out, zealous enforcer
to the campus."
WHAT happens. Administrations come
people in various positions come and go
e many bureaucrats that behave like
id the former Utah commissioner of
tion. "I've been a recipient of some of
tion and I know about it."

But Democrats on the panel sharply questioned the
administration's commitment to civil rights in rever-
sing a policy instituted during the Nixon ad-
Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.) read an excerpt from a
July 21, 1981, memo by Clarence Thomas, then Bell's
assistant secretary for civil rights, that said the
department should hold off changing the policy
because of "serious constitutional infirmities."
WEISS ALSO read excerpts from a 1976 opinion by
the Ford administration's attorney general, Edward
Levi, that the loans did subject an institution to
obeying the civil rights statutes.
Bell claimed former Attorney General Robert
Kennedy held the opposite view, as does Attorney
General William French Smith.
Bell claimed that Grove City will "be forced to
discriminate against poor kids" if it can only admit
those who do not need guaranteed loans.

bogs down in
Leo Kelly trial

As jury selection stalled yesterday in
the trial of Leo Kelly, a former Univer-
sity student accused of murdering two
fellow students last April, Defense At-
torney William Waterman motioned for
a change of venue, an attempt to move
the trial outside of Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Circuit Court
exhausted its first panel of more than
130 prospective jurors early yesterday
without successfully forming a jury.
Before the second panel was sworn in,
Waterman made a motion to move the
trial's location.
"CONSIDERING the questions and
their (the juror's) responses,"
Waterman told presiding
Judge Ross Campbell, "I think it's
clear they're all exposed to pre-trial
publicity....This community is tied too
closely to this case," he said.
Waterman also said that people seem
to make a connection between Kelly's
case and the trial of John Hinckley,
who is accused of shooting President
Reagan. Both the defendants are using
an insanity defense.
"The whole Hinckley trial has just
heightened people's awareness to the
defense of insanity," he said. "Again,
too many opinions have been formed."
PROSECUTING attorney Lynwood
Noah conceded that "more people than
normal have shown an opinion on the
question of insanity," although he did,

not echo Waterman's desire to move
the trial.
Campbell denied the change of venue
motion, saying "There does seem to be
a greater degree of debate over the
legitimacy of the defense (of insanity)
growing out of the Hinckley trail and
the assassination attempts on the
"But, he continued, "debate over the
legitimacy of the law doesn't necesitate
or suggest the need for a change of
CAMPBELL SAID that publicity
concerning the case is now over a year
old, and that the Hinckley trial has
received national attention, soa change
of venue would not correct that problem
of exposure. He denied the motion,
however, "without prejudice toward
renewal," meaning the motion could be
brought up again.
A second panel of 24 potential jurors
was sworn in yesterday after the
original panel was exhausted, but
proceedings dragged on through the af-
ternoon without achieving successful
selection of the 14-member jury. Jury
selection will continue today.
Toward the end of the day's
proceedings, Noah entered ,a perem-
ptory challenge (a motion to remove
a potential juror without cause) against
one of the prospective jurors, a young
black woman.
See SELECTION, Page 11

Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
A sweet pair
Jed and Nancy Fritzemeiir sit in front of the-Sweet Chalet, yesterday and
quietly enjoy their cones while the rest of Ann Arbor sweats profusely.

layed for a day yesterda
executive budget redu
lawmakers would not
A joint meeting of
propriations Committe
William Milliken's
rescheduled for 3 p.m. t
Rep. Gary Owen, (D

State budget eut order delayed
'he Milliken administration de- the House committee, said the majority of his timetable for work on the 1E
ay plans to release a $50 million colleagues felt "a better distribution" could be found The $50 million spendin
ction order when it appeared for making the budget reductions in the final quarter Milliken's plan to balan
support planned education of the 1981-82 fiscal year. Already approved are a o
Budget Director Gerald Miller, however, insisted porary income tax increas
the House and Senate Ap- there are only "minor points" to be resolved and said as well as an earlier $308r
es, which must approve Gov. he expects the order to be approved today. Miller Owen indicated he and+
cuts, was cancelled and said the size of reductions in school and college reduce the education cuts
today. appropriations is not a major sticking point. specific programs such as t
)-Ypsilanti) vice-chairman of Meanwhile, there was growing debate over the poison control centers.

.82-83 budget.
g cut is the final step in
ce the current budget.
ne percentage point tem-
e and a cigarette tax hike,
million spending cut.
other' lawmakers want to
and instead slash more
the consumers council and

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