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Vol. XCIV, No. 31-S 19c84DeiI, Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, July 31, 1984 Fifteen Cents
Study praises improvements in f
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)- A year
after a stream of reports warned of
mediocrity in American classrooms, a 'We've made progress, but if we stop here
study released yesterday by a task for- .c
ce of governors, educators and we'll quickly find ourselves falling behind
businessmen has found that '
educational renewal is "well under a i
way" in nearly every state. -Delaware Gov. Pierre du Pont
The report, "Action in the States,"
charts the progress of all 50 states in
implementing various education
reforms. It found that 46 states are * 19 states have passed master- reform measures in the last thre
working on comprehensive plans to im- teacher, career-ladder or merit-pay years.
prove public schools. Twenty-seven initiatives to encourage better " 27 states have lengthened the schoo
initiated such plans in the last year teaching. Forty-five states have im- day or school year, reduced class size
alone. plemented tougher teacher cer- or provided state funding to increase
The report noted these steps: tification requirements, annual teacher instructional time.
" 16 states have boosted teacher evaluations and other steps to bolster " 44 states have stiffened high schoo
salaries by 8 percent or more since the teaching profession. graduation requirements to require
1983. " 39 ct tp hv nncd miihm Mn m ath cipp Mr in lnaac
English, social science and computer
. 20 states have adopted new student
Spending on public education is on the
upswing, said the report. State
legislatures introduced more than 7,000
education related bills in 1984, and the
public seems more willing to accept
But the report, released at the sum-
mer meeting of the National Gover-
nors' Conference here, warned that the
progress of the past year could be lost
unless states build on the current
Specifically, it urged that states must
do more to enlist teachers and prin-
cipals in the school reform effort.
See GOVERNORS', Page5
"ystates nave passeu curiclm
orire ila n, science, forinagues
New ice cream store
mixes up excitement
By LISA POWERS
Students who enjoy comparing the
University to the Ivy League schools
have a new shred of evidence to sup-
port their claims: Steve's Ice Cream
opened here yesterday.
The homemade ice cream shop,
which first opened on the Tufts
University campus in Somerville,
Mass., 1973, became so popular
among students that its reputation
preceded it to Ann Arbor. Passers-by
over the weekend recognized the
name and several were anxious to
compare the new store to the original
"I DON'T think it's as good (as the
original Steve's)," said Austin
Puglisi, a Rackham graduate student
from New York. "But it's as good as
anything I've tasted in Ann Arbor."
Founder Steve Herrell opened the
Somerville store and soon found lines
extending out the front door as the
store became popular. He recently
sold the store to a company which has
turned it into a nation-wide franchise
operation, with 33 stores now in
operation and six more scheduled to
open next month. One of the new
stores will be in Detroit's Greektown.
After getting out of the business, how-
ever, Herrell decided to continue
selling ice cream and opened a new
ice cream parlor called Herrell's at
GARY Gottesman, a Harvard
University graduate now enrolled in
medical school here, said both Steve's
and Herrell's draw long lines in
Boston and said the 10 to 12 people in
line when the Ann Arbor store opened
at noon yesterday hardly compared
with lines at the original store, where
he "waited 50 minutes in the rain" for
Emily Skoler worked in the original
store and now travels to the new
locations to train employees and help
open stores. She said she expected
long lines here but that the lines move
quickly because "it's a constant flow
of people past the counter."
The new franchises are as good as
the original restaurant because they
are quite similar to it, she said. "All
(the company) added was the much
needed system to expand."
See ICE, Page5
CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA /Daily
Mindy Goldberg and Matt Pritsker, who said they were from the "sampling
section" of the University's Institute for Social Research, sample Steve's Ice
Cream yesterday at the corner of State and William.
U.S. captures 9th gold medal
From AP and UPI Traffic officials credited increased bus use, carpooling and
changes in working hours for a two percent to three percent
S ANGELES - The U.S. Olympic team won its ninth decrease in traffic from normal levels. But they warned that
medal yesterday in competition, while the congestion could increase later in the week.
ity of the Summer Games won its first event - keeping Meanwhile, the Soviet press began reporting results of the
ay traffic moving more smoothly than normal on the 1984 Summer Olympics, but gave prominence to renewed
s'orkday since the Games opened. charges that that games are "a political spectacle" where
Full Olympic coverage many of the world's best athletes are not competing.
o n Pager. THE OFFICIAL news agency Tass and the government
begins on Page l4. newspaper Izvestia carried results of some of Sunday's com-
petition in Los Angeles.
here's no 'Olympic effect' that I can see," said Bill But state-controlled television made only the barest men-
e, veteran Los Angeles radio and television traffic tion of the games, and both Izvestia and Tass criticized the
ter. quality of the early competition.
LOOKS as if the million people who came here Izvestia also criticized the time taken by U.S. television
ced the million who got out of town because everybody commercials on opening day Saturday, saying it amounted to
" Illegal immigrants are suing
landowners in a landmark case.
See Page 3.
" The weapons debate is
misfocused. See Opinion, Page 6.
* It's raining purple. See Arts,
Mostly sunny with a high of 85.
said it was going to be so bad," he added. "I had people
calling me from their car phones - and they were singing."
See SOVIETS, Page 15