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Ninety-four years of editoria/ freedom
Vol. XCIV, No. 30-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, July 29, 1984
Study urges more merit aid
By ANDREW ERIKSEN school students is becoming more of a
The University has issued a report __ o concern because the number of high
that recommends the financial aid for fi'O rCe 1t com m e R a school students will decline
students with high academic dramatically in the next ten years.
achievements be increased. One of the considerations for future
The report also recommends an in- over a l o a id p a s financial aid programs is the use of a
crease in aid for academically talented graduated tuition level. A graduated in-
out-of-state minority students and that mittee report to Vice President for manent aid advisory committee. state tuition would mean in-state
a permanent committee to investigate Academic Affiars and Provost Billy These recommendations were made students would pay different amounts
financial aid for all students be formed. Frye. in light of a discovery that the crop of of tuition, depending on both academic
The task force report said the for- Frye appointed the original commit- top high school students applying to the and financial ability, according to the
mation of a permanent financial aid tee which completed the report, University is declining and that other report. The report said reasons for
committee would enable the University charging them to look into three areas colleges will recruit those students with increasing the amount of student aid
to observe the policies of other colleges of financial aid: University policies for high academic achievements more were addressed, but didn't say where the
and examine student financial needs. It undergraduates, long-term aid objec- vigourously in the future. added money will come from.
also recommended that the new com- tives, and the possibility of a per- The recruitment of talented high See REPORT, Page 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wearing a
huge grin, Jesse Owens' granddaughter
ran into the Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum Saturday evening, where
she passed the Olympic torch to 1960
Olympic decathlon winner Rafer
Johnson, who lit the Olympic flame and
formally launched the 1984 Summer
The lighting completed an 82-day,
9,000-mile Olympic torch relay that had
built suspense to the final moment over
who would run the final 1,000 yards,
climb 99 stadium steps and use the
torch to ignite five giant Olympic rings
that in turn lit the flame that will blaze
in a huge urn over Los Angeles
throughout the Games.
The run into the stadium by Gina
Hemphill, the granddaughter of
the man who won four Olympic gold
medals in track and field at the 1936
Olympics in Berlin, electrified the
crowd. It also climaxed a 3/-hour
Hollywood-extravaganza opening that
celebrated Americana from the pioneer
age to the space age and welcomed the
Ten and one-half month old Jennifer Ong and her father, Fred Ong, of West
Bloomfield, enjoy the Art Fair on State Street yesterday. See stories, Page 3,
and more photos, Page 10.
world to the Games with trumpets and
tambourines, pigeons and pianos,
balloons and good old-fashioned
A CAST OF more than 20,000,
including a man in a space suit who
zoomed onto the field with a jet-
propulsion backpack, danced and
pranced and sang and played for the
90,000 spectators who had paid $50 to
$200 each for seats and an estimated 2.5
billion television viewers across the
Women in laces and frills and broad-
brimmed hats handed out carnations
through the throng as pioneer dancers
on the field drove covered wagons and
built a frontier town, a gospel choir
swung and swayed, and jitterbuggers
kicked up their heels.
More than 1,000 white and gold
balloons, trailing the word
"Welcome" in dozens of languages
were loosed as movie stars and tourists
alike wiped tears from their eyes. A
sky-writing plane wafted the word
See CEREMONIES, Page 14
" A 2-year-old girl - the
youngest ever to have a heart
transplant - is finally home. See
" Deregulation is the wrong
channel for the FCC. See Opinion,
a Gatemouth Brown offers a
mouthful of philosophy. See Arts,
* The NCAA placed Illinois on
probation for recruiting
violations. See Sports, Page 16.
Mostly sunny with a high above
Sidewalk driver kills girl in L.A.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who wanted to "get even
against the police" was being held without bond yesterday
after he drove a car more than 100 yards down a sidewalk
near an Olympic Village, killing a teen-ager and injuring 54
people as screaming pedestrians scattered, authorities said.
A Buick Regal driven by 21-year-old Daniel Lee Young
jumped the curb at about 35 mph, mowing down pedestrians
before slamming into a glass bus kiosk Friday night, police
and witnesses said.
YOUNG, WHO was unhurt, was arrested at the scene in the
trendy Westwood neighborhood near the UCLA campus. He
grinned at a photographer as he sat in the back seat of a
* squad car.
He was booked for an investigation of murder and was
being held Saturday without bail, said officer Rod Bernsen.
The 8:30 p.m. incident came less than 24 hours before last
'He has said he wanted to get
even with the police, but there
is no indication of why.'
- Police Chief Daryl Gates
night's opening of the Summer Games, but, "There is no in-
dication there is any connection with the Olympic Games in
any way," said Police Chief Daryl Gates.
"HE HAS SAID he wanted to get even against the police,
but there is no indication of why. The Olympics were not
mentioned by him."
See L.A., Page 2