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Ninety-four years of editoria/freedom

Vol. XCIV, No. 9-S

Copyight 1984

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, May 22, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Sixteen Pages

Researchers to
examine effects

PBB, the flame retardant that con-
taminated at least 97 percent of
Michigan's lower peninsula population
in 1973, and PCB, a toxic industrial
chemical, are targeted for a $25,000
state-sponsored University study that
will examine 3,000 children who were
exposed to the substances while in the
womb or through breast milk.
In the next few weeks,
epidemiologists at the School of Public
Health will begin mailing health
questionaires to 2,986 mothers
throughout the state who participated
in a 1976-1978 Michigan Department of
Public Health testing program that
measured PBB levels in their breast
milk. PCB levels were also measured
in 1,057 of the samples by special
"WE'RE MOST interested in

clarifying some of the issues and
disputes surrounding PBB exposure,"
said epidemiology prof. Jill Joseph of
the School of Public Health. "And we
will focus primarily on the health of the
child that was being breast fed at the
time mothers submitted samples of
their breast milk for testing."
"We really don't expect to find
anything significant, but we hope to put
people's minds at rest," said resear-
cher Kelley Brix, "We expect to have
all the data collected and the analysis
started within the next six months.
Primarily results should be available
by the first of the year." I
The three-page questionaire will in-
clude questions concerning the child's
medical and behavioral history which
researchers will use to identify abnor-
malities. Using this information, they
See HEALTH, Page 7

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Marcel Marceau, world renowned pantomime artist, held a news-conference
yesterday at the Ann Arbor Inn to inaugurate America's first seminar of the
art form to be conducted during Ann Arbor's premiere Summer Festival in
July. See story, page 8.

Theater profs worry about future

Although it's been more than a month since the
University finalized its decision to move the
Department of Theater and Drama from LSA into the
School of Music, the professors in the department still
haven't gotten accustomed to their new niche in the
University. Some professors are still burning over of
the decision - a decision they believe proves the
department is a low priority within the University.
"I think the University is abandoning the arts in

general," said theater Prof. Alan Billings, He added
that he thinks economists, scientists and engineers
who are running the University have made theater
the latest victim of budget-cutting measures.
THE DRAMA began in the fall of 1982 when - asa
result of the University's five-year-plan to reallocate
$20 million within the general fund budget to high
priority areas - LSA, because they were ordered to
implement budget cuts, targeted the department for
severe reductions - or even elimination.

Duarte determined to
unite El Salvador

WASHINGTON (AP) - Salvadoran
President-elect Jose Napoleon Duarte
said yesterday after meeting with
President Reagan that his country's
democratic development has given the
Salvadoran people new hope for a bet-
ter future and has weakened the appeal
of the extreme right.
Duarte, visiting here 11 days before
his inauguration, said he will make a
determined effort to unify the country
by incorporating the extremes of both
right 'and left into the democratic
"I am calling for the extreme right to
understand that their participation,
their behavior, their conduct respecting
the democratic rules is part of the
solution of our people," he said, adding
that he is making a similar appeal to
leftist insurgents.
Duarte spoke to reporters after

discussing with Reagan the tasks that
await him next week when he becomes
the first elected civilian president of El
Salvador in 50 years.
He also had separate afternoon
meetings with Secretary of State
George Shultz and with the ad-
ministrator of the Agency for -Inter-
national Development, M. Peter Mc-
Pherson. An evening speech to two
private foreign policy groups also was
During his morning meeting with
reporters, Duarte said El Salvador
cannot achieve democratic stability by
itself. If the administration aid
program for El Salvador is approved
by Congress, it would represent "real
support" for his country, he said.
Several hours after the Reagan-
Duarte meeting, the White House
See DUARTE, Page 4

" The University wants $;
to renovate and expand
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Page 3.
" The proposed mandato
belt law should be quash
Opinion, Page 6.
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the Big 10 baseball cham
Sunday and will play in th
regionals next weeken
Sports, Page 16.
Cloudy, warm, and hum
scattered showers and a

According to Robert Holbrook, assistant vice
president for academic affairs, the department
"might have been significantly" reduced had it
stayed in LSA.
"Had we stayed within the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts, given their priorities, there was
the very real possibility that we might have been
faced with savage reductions," said Prof. Walter
Eysselinck, chairman of the department.
See PROFS, Page 4
30 million dis usses
its out-
ies. See
ry seat- code
aptured After a term filled with student prote-
pionship sts and discussions of the proposed
e NCAA Student Code for Non-Academic Con-
rd. See duct, the code was brought up for a
calm discussion of pros and cons at
yesterday's meeting of the faculty
Senate Assembly.
Though assembly chair Morton
Hilbert assured the assembly that no
action would be taken by the committee
until September when thebstudents
raid with return, he thought it would be helpful
high of for the faculty to discuss the issue. No
vote was taken; only individual mem-
bers' opinions were heard.
See FACULTY, Page 2

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