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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 30, 1983
MSU approves 9.5
percent tuition hike
EAST LANSING - The Michigan year which officials say helped to Keep
State University Board of Trustees the tuition increases lower than in past
yesterday approved a 9.5 percent years.
tuition hike by a 6-2 vote. THE UNIVERSITY'S Regents ap-
MSU President Cecil Mackey said lie proved a 9.5 percent hike earlier this
realizes tuition is high, and he at- month, and tuition at Wayne State
tributed the latest increase to "high University will not increase at all.
financial strains on the institution." Even with the tuition hike, students at
THIS YEAR'S increase, however, is MSU will pay less than students at the
smaller than last year's 14 percent University.
hike. The 1983-84 tuition for in-state
The trustees also voted for a 5.5 per- freshmen and sophomores at MSU will
cent faculty salary increase which is be $1,884 and $2,087 for juniors and
comparable to the University's seniors.
program for 1983-84. AT THE University, lower division in-
MSU, Wayne State, and the Univer- state students will pay $2,168 and upper
sity are all slated to receive a 9 percent division students will pay $2,424.
increase in state appropriations next
LSA computer dept.
may join engineering
(Continuedfrom Page 1)
closely in curricular and research ac- ber. LSA would also have to agree to the
tivities," the report said. merger, as would the University's
The panel also recommended that the executive officers and Regents.
college introduce more computer The college of Engineering just
engineering and computer science established a new $100 a term fee for its
classes and hire sufficient faculty to students to help pay for a new computer
staff an increased computer program. system. It is not yet clear whether or
Duderstadt said he expects the not LSA computer students would have
college's executive committee to decide to pay the fee if the departments are
on the proposal in October and Novem- merged.
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Blanchard finishes state budget
LANSING - Gov. James Blanchard wrapped up the 1983-84 budget yester-
day by signing the $2.1 billion welfare spending plan into law while vetoing
provisions that would have ended Medicaid abortions in Michigan.
Blanchard called the $5.35 billion budget "a major step in straightening
out Michigan's finances while at the same time laying the foundation for
economic recovery and quality of life in Michigan."
It probably will not be challenged since a separate measure banning
medicaid abortions is winding its way through the legislature. Abortion foes
will seek to override Blanchard's anticipated veto of that bill.
Vetoed out of the welfare spending bill was a line which appropriated only
a token $1 for "abortions not perfored to save the life of the mother."
"We cannot separate the legal right to choose (abortions) from the oppor-
tunity to exercise choice," Blanchard said. "When government does not
provide funding necessary for choice, it indirectly and unfairly discriinates
against women who happen to be poor."
Crowd ignores cries of rape
ST. LOUIS - A 13-year-old girl who wandered into a fountain where
children were playing was raped for 40 minutes by two youths, and several
people stood by without helping until an 11-year-old boy rode his bike to geta
cop, police said yesterday.'
"I don't understand the mentality of people who can just stand there and
watch something like that," said Detective Harry Keeler. He said that when
police arrived and arrested the two men, the witnesses just scattered and
The 11-year-old passer-by summoned two police officers on duty at the
Muny Opera, about three blocks away from the Pavilion Fountain in Forest
Park, not considered a high crime area.
"I felt somebody should have done something because the girl was really
screaming and she looked like she was being hurt," said the boy, who asked
not to be identified for fear of retribution.
"What surprised me was that they were doing it in front of a whole bunch
of people and everybody could see," he said.
Mudslide kills 160 dam workers
BOGOTA, Colombia - Thousands of tons of mud and rocks roared down a
rain-ravaged Andes mountainside, burying and killing about 160 workers
changing shifts at a dam being built east of Bogota, officials said yesterday.
The avalanche occurred in a driving rain in two stages beginning about
8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Guavio Dam, part of a hydroelectric project 87
miles east of the Colombian capital.
Gov. Julio Cesar Sanchez of Cundinamarca state said the first mudslide
hit when about 80 workers were finishing their shift and another 80 had just
arrived in three buses to take their place.
The three bus drivers, 10 policemen on routine patrol and an unspecified
number of peasants also were caught by the slide, officials said.
"The first mudslide killed 19 workers who were leaving the intake of the
tunnel that will take the water of the Guavio River to the generating room
and also killed the workers who came running up to help them," Sanchez
Car bomb kills Italian judge
PALERMO, Sicily - A powerful car bomb killed a chief investigating
judge, two bodyguards and a bystander yesterday in the fifth Mafia
assassination of a top official in Sicily since 1979.
The 220-pound bomb, apparently set off by radio command, exploded as
Judge Rocco Chinnici, 58, walked from his apartment house to a bullet-proof
car waiting to take him to work.
The blast ripped apart the bodies of the four victims and injured 14 people,
including three more of Chinnici's bodyguards, a 7-year-old boy and a 73-
year-old woman. Two of the injured were hospitalized.
Four other cars were demolished, iron balcony railings were twisted and
windows were shattered for a radius of 500 yards. Debris littered the street.
In Rome, Italy's 86-year-old President Sandro Pertini called the killings a
work of "ruthless ferocity" and pledged the republic would eliminate the
Canada takes Nicaraguan exiles
MIAMI - Two Miskito Indians - members of a group that President
Reagan says are "fighting for their lives" under Nicaragua's Sandinista
government - were denied political asylum in the United States, but were
welcomed by Canada.
"They did not establish a well-founded fear of persecution based on race,
religion, nationality, membership within a specific social group or political
opinion," said Duke Austin, press officer for the Immigration and
Naturalization Service.
Two Miskitos and two other Nicaraguans - who were also denied asylum -
left the Krome immigration camp Tuesday for Calgary, Alberta. The In-
dians are an English-speaking minority in northeastern Nicaragua whose
leaders say they are being imprisoned or forcibly relocated by the
revolutionary Sandinistas.

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