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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 16, 1983 - Page 3

U.S. Senate
tables draft-
aid law repeal
By JACKIE YOUNG The law is also self-incriminating,
Amendments to a defense spending Alsop said in his decision, because
bill calling for a repeal of a disputed students who don't sign the forms are
law linking student aid to draft automatically denied federal funds.
registration were "crushed" by the "SENATOR Durenberger remains
U.S. Senate Thursday, said officials in confident that the Supreme Court will
Washington. find the (law) unconstitutional," said
Sen. David Durenberger (R- the spokesman. "It is unfortunate that
Minnesota) introduced the amendment the Supreme Court has put the entire
which the Senate voted 71 to 23 to table, nation through all the problems
said Steve Ockenden, a spokesman in associated with the law."
Durenberger's office. Meanwhile, the University's financial
A SECOND amendment, proposed by aid office has been working overtime to
Sen. Robert Stafford (R-Vermont), inform students of the change.
asking for a one-year delay of the law Although the Department of Education
was also shot down. granted schools a month delay to notify
Under the law which was ordered into students, after Aug. 1, non-
effect July 1, by the U.S. Supreme. registrants will be denied federal funds.
Court, all college-aged men applying Nationwide four percent or 106,000
for federal financial aid are required to men have not registered with the Selec-
sign a form verifying that they tive Service, and Ockenden estimated
registeredwith the Selective Service that about 45,000 non-registrants
Durenberger backs Minnesota Federal receive financial aid.
Judge Donald Alsop's decision made in Universities have objected to the ad-
June that the law is unconstitutional ditional paperwork required to check if
which for months barred universities a student is registered.
nationwide from enforcing. it. The It will cost about $3 to $5 million to en-
Supreme Court overturned Alsop's force the law said Sen. Rudy Boschwitz
ruling, however, leaving universities (R-Minn.). The costs include computer
nationwide scrambling to notify students time, postage, forms and staff time.
of the change. Officials, including University
Alsop said the law discriminates President Harold Shapiro have also
against college-aged men who need criticized the law because it unfairly
federal aid to pay education costs and makes financial offices responsible for
denies students the right of due process. policing federal laws.

Art vs. Nature
This oak tree behind Tappan Hall, one of the oldest trees on campus, will be
cut down to make way for a new Art History library. Department Chairman
Joel Isaacson said the facility is needed to protect billions of dollars worth of
slides and art history books.

Dem. candidates ass

Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Democratic presidentia
prescribed their cures for the nation's
second day of a three-day meeting of the D
National Committee, held in Detroit's R
387 delegates gathered Thursday to ma
tion rules, plan campaign strategies, hear
for the Democratic presidential nomin
outline their platforms in the same c
President Ronald Reagan was nominat
presidency in 1980.
TAKING THE floor Thursday, for
President Walter Mondale came out strong
"reaganomics." Citing Reagan's heavy
trade deficits that are the highest in Un
history, and record high unemployment
emphasized that the president's policie
America's disadvantaged hard.
"If all of America's unemployed under t
administration were to form a line," Mon
eivil rights
violation in
Chin death

'If all of America's unem-
ployed under the Reagan
i hopefuls administration were to
ills at the form a line it would
)emocratic reach
enaissance from the White House to
ke conven- Palm Springs.'
candidates -Walter Mondale
iation and WM
ity where "it would reach from the White House to Palm
ed for the Springs."
He also pledged to revive the Equal Rights Amen-
mer Vice dment, saying that under his administration "there
gly against would be an excellent chance of its ratification," and
tax cuts, further vowed to make job training and hiring for
ited States minorities and women key objectives.
, Mondale ALTHOUGH few young people attended the con-
s have hit vention, Mondale urged that steps be taken to remedy
their lack of participation in government and the
he Reagan voting process. The government should limit the
ndale said. power of special interest groups to back candidates
The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week it has an
ordered the FBI to begin a full-scale investigation to deter- Ch
mine if a Chinese-American man's civil rights were violated
when he was slain, an
The FBI will expand its investigation into the death of Vin- en(
cent Chin, who was beaten to death with a baseball bat in cis
June, 1982, outside of a Highland Park bar. no
RONALD EBENS andshis stepson, Michael Nitz, were se
originally charged with second degree murder after they I
killed Chin in what some witnesses called a racially ter
motivated fight. De
The charges, however, were later reduced to manslaughter we
after plea bargaining. Ebens pleaded guilty and Nitz pleaded

ai Reagan
financially, he said, making it possible for more
young people with limited funds to run for office.
Mondale also attacked Reagan's foreign policy,
and called for a nuclear freeze and a halt to sending
U.S. military men into Central and South America
before looking at underlying social problems in these
Possible presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson
also made an appearance at the Democratic National
Committee's black caucus Thursday night, although
not to declare his candidacy for the nomination as
some had predicted.
FOLLOWING Jackson's appearance, the Caucus
approved a resolution declaring that it would be
"more than appropriate" for a black person to seek
the presidential nomination.
Although he declined to say whether or not he
would consider running, Jackson said he supported
the idea of a black candidate. "(The party) can no
longer take (blacks). for granted," he said. "The
sleeping giant has gone all the way, to now being the
major core of politics."
See DEMS, Page 4
IN MARCH they were sentenced to three years probation
d fined $3,780 each by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge
arles Kaufman.
The lenient sentence enraged Detroit area Asian-Americans
d others, leading to months of legal battles to have the sent-
ces changed. Many said they felt Kaufman based his de-
ion on misleading or insufficient evidence, since there was
trial and no prosecuting attorney appeared at the
otencing hearing.
The FBI finished a preliminary investigation in June to de-
rmine ifa further investigation was necessary. If the Justice
epartment rules in the investigation that Chin's civil rights
re violated, Ebens and Nitz could face federal charges and
SetFBI, Page 4

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