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Ninety-four years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCIV, No. 6-S

Copyright 1984
The Michigan,, Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, May15, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Twentv Pane

PSN protesters
prepare court
strategy

By ERIC MATTSON
Attorneys for the 11 protesters
arrested last winter for trespassing
have come up with an interesting
defense, but the prosecuting attorney
said the defense doesn't hold water. The
real test will come this week when
Judge S.J. Elden rules on the defense's
latest motion.
Members of the Progressive Student
Network claim that Prof. George Had-
dad, who ordered the protesters out of
an East Engineering laboratory as they
were staging a sit-in to protest military
research on campus, did not have the
authority to read the trespassing
statute and kick them out because Had-
dad doesn't actually own the property.
UNLESS THE statute is read by the

owner of the property or someone
authorized by the owner of the proper-
ty, the charge of trespassing cannot be
legally applied.
Furthermore, members of the two-
year-old group argue that they were
justified in breaking the trespassing
law by staging the sit-in because they
say that Haddad's research violates in-
ternational law.
"We're, in a sense, the enforcers of
international law," said Tom Marx, a
University graduate and PSN member.
ASSISTANT Prosecuting Attorney
David Lady objected to this defense,
saying "just because you have a reason
(to commit the crime) doesn't make it
right." He added that he will probably
See PSN, Page 5

High court upholds
Moon's tax conviction

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Rev. Sun
Myung Moon, sentenced to 18 months in
prison for tax evasion, lost a Supreme
Court appeal yesterday and will have to
start serving his sentence June 18.
The nation's highest court, without a
recorded dissent, rejected arguments
that the Korean-born leader of the
Unification Church was prosecuted as a
criminal only because of his religious
teachings.
HOURS AFTER the justices left in-
tact Moon's conviction, federal
prosecutors ordered him to surrender
to authorities in New York City next
month.
Moon, free on bail pending the out-
come of his appeal, has been living at a
church-owned estate in Tarrytown,
N.Y.
Moon claimed that, though the ac-

counta were in his name, the money did
not belong to him but to the church. He
also argued that his conviction was a
result of jurors' bias against his church.
HIS LAWYER, Harvard law
professor Laurence Tribe, said he was
"very disappointed" by the court's
refusal to review the case. Tribe said he
will ask for a reduction in Moon's sen-
tence and continue the legal fight to
keep the Korean evangelist out of jail.
"The sad fact is that the court acted
against the urging of a unique coalition
of dozens of amicus groups running
from nearly all the mainstream chur-
ches in America," he said.
A top official of Moon's church, in a
statement issued in New York, said the
court's refusal to take up the case
marked a "day of shame for America."
"THE REV. Moon, who provided a
See HIGH, Page 12

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Salim Al-Hoss speaks with reporters at
Lane Hall yesterday about the current situation in Lebanon.
nse official lames
warlor for violence

By DAVID VANKER
In a speech before over 200 people in
Rackham's amphitheatre last night, a
high-ranking Lebanese official cited
sectarianism and the, professional
militarism of Lebanon's "warlords"
as the principal causes of the continued
strife in his country.
Salim Al-Hoss, Lebanon's former
prime minister and current minister of
education, insisted that "there is in
Lebanon plenty of freedom and little
democracy" due to the disruptive
fighting which extends back to 1975.
"THE FEUDING leaders are never
tired of war," he said. "It becomes a
way of life. Only civilians become tired

of war."
Hoss also condemned the current
Israeli presence in Southern Lebanon
Lebanon's government has
promised to restore peace,
but yesterday mortar fire
killed one child and injured
many others. See story, page
7.
as "sheer occupation" and charac-
terized the recently ended American
diplomatic and military presence "a
See LEBANESE, Page 7

Inside:
" Prof. Robert Angell is remembered fondly
by his colleagues. See page 3.
" The Reagan administration may just
destroy Costa Rican democracy. See Opinion,
page 6.
" The Michigan Theatre has been transfor-
med. See Arts, page8.
. Michigan baseball won three of four games
against Purdue over the weekend. See Sports,
page 18.
Outside:
" Mostly sunny, breezy, high in the 60s.

Colleges forego tuition hikes

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
A fear of pricing higher education out of the reach
of students and the possibility of increases in state
appropriations has prompted several state colleges
to forego fall tuition hikes.
"We're concerned with the escalating costs of
college to the students," said Donald Gerrie, vice
president for administration at Lake Superior State
College. He added that past tuition hikes had made
his college guilty of "almost overpricing ourself out
of the market as far as students are concerned."
SO FAR, six state-supported colleges have
announced tuition freezes for fall: Central Michigan,

Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Wayne State and
Western Michigan Universities and Lake Superior.
Officials at these colleges said freezing tuition
levels would have been impossible but for the
recommendations of the Governor and the state
legislature for increased state appropriations to
higher education.
Last winter, Governor James Blanchard proposed
a plan that would give state colleges that freeze
tuition a four percent bonus in state appropriations.
Under the plan, all colleges would receive a six
percent increase but those that held tuition in check
See SIX, Page 14

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