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Ninety-four years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan-- Friday, August 10, 1984

Vol. XCIV, No. 35-S

Copyright 1984

Fifteen Cents

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Merit-based scholarship debate intensifies
By ANDREW ERIKSEN stemmed from a survey that examined how admitted
erit-based financial aid is becoming a hot issue, 'Some universities are freshmen choose their college. Gramlich said they
rding to University officials. The cost of college survey showed more academically talented students
ontinuing to rise, leaving schools with shrinking sitting dead in the water. would have chosen the University if they had been
ncial resources and smaller pools of talented high - Rep. William Ford given more aid.
olgdThe survey showed that money does matter to
recently completed University report on sGramicwhen all other factors are equal, said
ergraduate financial aid recommended that One reason merit scholarships are awarded is to
it-based aid be increased significantly. The merit-based scholarships because students consider attract academically talented students to the
mittee said the amount of awards should be other factors like the college's atmosphere and the University. According to Don Perigo, a member of
eased and the awards should be made renewable faculty of the college. the commission that studied undergraduate aid,
high academic achievement. Although the two reports appear to contradict each top-notch faculty want to teach top-notch students.
[HERE REALLY are philosophical differences other, University officials stressed that the report on EVERY institution is an academic community that
erning financial aid," said Charles Rickard, undergraduate aid has a good deal of research to tries to develop itself, said William Turner, Director
ctor of admissions at the University's Flint back up its findings, of Admissions at Michigan State University. Many
pus. ACCORDING TO economics Prof. Edward institutions do that by recruiting students with certain
onther report on financial aid done hy the Gramlich, chairman of the committee, the talents, be it athletics, music, or academics, he said.
versity's Center for the Study of Higher rcmndtinntSncrease merit-basedrid

Education said colleges may be wasting money on
Mock tornado tests
county rescue crews

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Special to the Daily
SCIO TWP. - Rescue teams from
several communities, the American
Red Cross, and Huron Valley
Ambulance were able to triage and
transport nearly 100 "victims" of a
tornado yesterday.
But not really.
THE MOCK disaster exercise was
part of a plan to update the way county
agencies deal with major disasters,
according to Dan Harsh, director of
emergency management for
Washtenaw County.
About 90 volunteers were recruited to be
the victims, and some of them played
their role to the hilt - they screamed,
moaned, and pointed to their gory
(plastic) wounds.
Dianne Brown, a volunteer at St.
Joseph's Hospital, cried plaintively for
her "husband," one of several plastic
dummies used to simulate the dead and
dying. "Somebody come help Harry!"
she screamed as she nursed a ghastly
"compound fracture" on her arm.
ANOTHER man wandered about
aimlessly calling for his children until
he was restrained by medical
As representatives from Huron

Valley Ambulance, the American Red
Cross, the Ann Arbor Fire
Department, and other area fire
departments arrived on the .scene,
patients were labeled in order of
severity of injury. The medical
personnel on the scene determined how
badly people were hurt by checking
tags showing the patients' vital signs
and looking at the plastic injuries.
Once the severity of injury was
determined, victims were carried by
stretcher to a staging area, where they
would have been picked up by
ambulances if it had been an actual
BUT DUE to a lack of resources,
patients were taken to area hospitals by
Thirteen of the patients were taken to
University Hospital, where they were
met at the loading dock entrance by
doctors, nurses, and clerks.
The hospital personnel were ready
with stretchers, wheelchairs, and a
chart showing which parts of the vast
medical comlex would house the
different patients in an actual disaster.
BUT THE staged atmosphere of the
situation didn't always work out for the
best. At one point, a nurse asked a man
if he was a patient, and when he replied
See TORNADO, Page 5

* * e ma aR EBECCA KNIGH T/Daily'
Fans line up outside the Pontiac Silverdome yesterday to buy tickets for the
upcoming Jacksons' Victory Tour concert. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m.
yesterday, but some fans were in line by 7 a.m. to ensure they would get good

Jensen win baffles
In her first venture into the political arena, University
senior Gretchen Morris learned that voters are
unpredictable and even an energetic campaign and solid
endorsements don't always ensure victory.
After losing Tuesday's Republican primary to perennial
candidate Paul Jensen, Morris blamed lack of funds and lack
of foresight as the reasons she lost her bid for the nomination
E t '64
to the 53rd District State House seat.
JENSEN, WHO had no campaign organization and no
political endorsements, shocked local Republicans with his
stunning upset. Officals of the Washtenaw County
Republican Party will meet within the next two weeks to
decide whethey they will endorse Jensen as the Republican
candidate for the State House.

opponent, party
Morris had secured endorsements from Mayor Louis
Belcher and Congressman Carl Pursell, but she stil lfell
victim to Jensen by an unofficial total of 91 votes, losing by 1,671
to 1,580. Because Jensen had unsuccessfully run for office in
the past, Morris attributed the vote to Jensen's name
"We did the best we could do within the time and money
restraints," said Morris. "We should have sent letters to all
the prospective absentee voters, but our lack of funds really
hurt us."
RAE WEAVER, executive director of the Washtenaw
Republican Party, "didn't understand the vote either" and
said that the- party now has two options. The party can
either support Jensen financially as the endorsed candidate,
or simply run no endorsed candidate, thereby conceding Nov-
ember's election to incumbent Democrat Perry Bullard.
See GOP, Page 7

* It is time for the Hoover Dam to
enter the business world. See
Opinion, Page 6.
" Local bands hit the record
scene. See Arts, Page 9.
" A former Michigan diver takes
homea bronze medal. See Sports,
Page 16.
Sunny to partly sunny with a bit
less humidity and a high in the

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