The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCII, No. 57-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 7, 1982
Murray ocuses on environment
This is the last in a four-part "We have an opportunity to get into amounts of money off that interest,"
series profiling the Democratic can- forestry products, to expand our said the Ypsilanti Democrat. "I don't
didates running for the 18th District agricultural usage, and get into mass see any impetus for Reagan to let up on
state Senate seat vacated by Ed transit because of the energy shor- it until the next election," he said.
tage," Murray said. MURRAY SAID he would like to im-
Pierce. To Murray, the greatest obstacle to plement further selective cuts of
By BILL SPINDLE Michigan's economic growth does not allocations to state units so that impor-
While some of his opponents advocate come from within the state, but from tant budget items such as aid to higher
economicmdiversisicationnbs edpandin the federal government. education, are not cut as heavily.
economic diversification by expanding PERSISTENTLY high interest rates "You can't just make a generic cut
the state s energy-extraction equip- caused by the policies of the Reagan across all programs," he said. "It won't
ment cndustry, 18th District state administration pose the greatest work that way because you start losing
Senate candidate James Murray would problem to economic recovery, Murray staff (at state universities) and it takes
rather see the state expand into en- said. years to build that back up."
vironmentaly-oriented industries s "The biggest obstacle to our recovery To cut costs further, Murray
coastlie in the woldaid Mrwa is the interest rates," Murray said. "I suggested that universities near each
coastline in the world," said Murray in think this is a self-imposed recession ... other share administrators, deans, and
a recent interview. "We can do more by the federal government," he said, staff.
with that than with deep well drilling adding that he does not see any way In Washtenaw County, "we have
} equipment for oil and gas exploration." that particular cause of the state's Washtenaw County Community
ELECTED Washtenaw County drain economic doldrums can be resolved in College, Eastern Michigan and U of
commissioner in 1980, and appointed the near future because those respon- M," Murray said. "Certain disciplines
county building inspector this year, sible are profiting from the recession. can work in all three of those, and deans
Murray is basing his campaign for the "As much as Wall Street screams from one school (can be used) in the
state Senate on environmentally about Reaganomics, the rich in this three different areas." urray
cautious economic expansion for country are making tremendous See MURRAY, Page 4 . .. interest rates hurt recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment soared to a
record 9.8 percent in July in what a labor leader
labeled yesterday as a "shocking leap" that should
impel Congress to revamp the Ragan ad-
ministration's economic policies.
Following months of slight rises in national unem-
ployment, the seasonally adjusted joblessness rate
jumped .3 of a percentage point last month, the Labor
THAT TRANSLATES to an additional 360,000
Americans thrown out of work, bringing to 10.8
million the total number of unemployed, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In Michigan, the unemployment rate rose from 14.3
percent in June to 14.7 percent in July with 648,000
people out of work, but July's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate remained unchanged from
June's 14.4 percent.
"This new, shocking leap in the unemployment
figure is a call for the Congress to take steps im-
mediately to reverse the devastating, discredited
economic policies of the Reagan administration,"
said AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland.
STEADILY RISING joblessness resulting from the
current recession shattered the previous post-World
War II record of 9 percent when it hit 9.4 percent in
April, then hold steady at 9.5 percent in May and
June. Since the current business slump set in last
July, 2.9 million people have lost their jobs.
The 9.8 percent figure was the highest since the
government began compiling month-to-month jobless
statistics in 1948. The previous high was an annual un-
See UNEMPLOYMENT, Page5
Sby E IJABEUHS(~l
Workers put up a carry-out sign for Yong's Garden yesterday. The new Mandarin-Chinese restaurant,
located at the corner of State St. and E. William, opens this week.
Israel orces hammer Beirut
By the Associated Press
Israeli jets, tanks, and artillery
hammered west Beirut yesterday
with Menachem Begin's gover-
nment declaring it saw no progress
in U.S. efforts to get the PLO to
evacuate. But guerrillas
spokesmen claimed final
agreement has been reached on a
pullout and that the next move was
up to the invaders.
The PLO said 250 people were
either killed or wounded in an
eight-story apartment building
demolished by an Israeli air strike.
But Red Cross rescue teams said
about 10 people were killed and 25
wounded. Eight other people were
reported killed when a car bomb
exploded near the building.
HEAVY fighting with tanks,
mortars, and rockets erupted bet-
ween the Israelis and guerrillas
near the museum crossing point of
the Green Line that divides Beirut
into Moslem west and Christian
east. Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon toured Israeli positions in
the area in his jeep earlier in the
At the United Nations, the United
Statesvetoed a Soviet resolution
that would have called on U. N.
members to impose an arms em-
bargo against Israel for barring
U.N. truce observers from Beirut
and failing to accept demands for a
cease-fire. In a Moscow dispatch,
See HEAVY, Page 4