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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom
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By KERY MURAKAMI
Daily news analysis
As a conference committee of both
houses of the state legislature meet
this week to iron out a state higher
education budget, they are divided on
how to help students pay for college.
The Senate budget resolution
focuses on keeping tuition down by
giving $7 million more than the House
in direct aid to universities and
r colleges, while the House budget
resolution allots about 2 percent of its
higher education budget for tuition
stabilization and focuses on student
aid, giving about $7 million more than
the Senate for student aid programs.
"THEY don't differ in that they
want to help students," said Roberta
Palmer, associate vice president for
state relations, "but they do differ in
how they would go about it."
For the University, which gets
about half of its budget from state
appropriations, the Senate's version
would give the Board of Regents more
flexibility in setting tuition, Palmer
Currently, under the governor's
budget resolution - followed ver-
batim by the House - Univerity
students face a tuition increase of
between 5 sod 9 percent.
The increases depend on state ap-
propriations and decisions by the
regents to defer costs - such as the
salary gap between University
faculty and faculty at other univer-
See HOUSE, Page 2
held in Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) - Brockton, Mass.
Moslem militia leader Nabih Berri A STATE Department official in
yesterday freed a popular Greek Washington said he was pleased with
singer and two Americans held cap- the release of the hostages "but we
tive in the five-day TWA hijacking want them all out."
and demanded the U.S. government In Jerusalem, Peres said the United
make the next move to end the crisis. State had informed Israel that the
Red Cross might approach the Israeli
*President Reagan's government, presumably to suggest
news conference. Page 11. an exchange of the Shiite prisoners for
*Many of Nabih Berri's "If the Red Cross approaches us we
relatives live in Detroit. will receive them and hear what they
Page 11. have to say," Peres said.
"NO REQUEST has been made by
In Israel, a possible solution ap- the American government for Israel
peared when Prime Minister Shimon to do anything or declare anything.
Peres said he would consider freeing Israel has said from the outset it is
some 760 Shiite Moslem prisoners - prepared to help with whatever it
as demanded by the hijackers - if the can," Peres said.
International Committee of the Red Rival gunmen clashed yesterday in
Cross requested a swap for the 40 the heart of Beirut and on its southern
remaining American hostages. fringes, turning the streets and
BERRI SAID the American beaches of the Lebanese capital -
hostages could be freed "in 24 hours where the 40 American hostages are
if the American people put pressure being held captive - into a battle-
on the government to ask Israel for ground. At least six people were
the release of our prisoners in Israel. killed.
"The matter now is on the As Shiite Moslem Amal militia
American side of the table," said leader Nabih Berri released three
Berri, Lebanon's justice minister and hostages at his home in Moslem-
leader of the powerful Shiite Moslem controlled west Beirut, a placid
Amal militia. Mediterranean beach erupted in
As a goodwill gesture, at a news chaos as mortar shells crashed onto a
conference in his home in Moslem- beach at a swimming club, forcing
controlled west BeirutBern freed sunbathers and swimmers to flee.
Greek singer Demis Roussos, who "I THOUGHT that Iland my brother
holds, dual Greek and American would be safer at the beach and it
citizenship; Roussos' American would be nice to get away from the
girlfriend, Pamela Smith; and Arthur fighting and the bad news," said a
Targontsidis, a Greek-American from See BODY, Page 11
E ecellente qualita DOnly Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
Maureen Rogers, an employee of Cafe Fiore on State Street, scoops the
creamy Italian ice cream called gelato. Richer and denser than the
American version, its taste is catching on in this country. See story, Page
By DOV COHEN
The French Revolution on floppy
No, it's not the latest in a slew of
gimmicks from the company that
brought you "Cliff Notes" and "Books
on Cassette." It's a way of looking at
history with the help of a computer.
BECAUSE of, its quickness,
tirelessness, and efficiency, many
scholars-including many at the
University- are utilizing computers
in their historical research. Using the
computer's power to crunch numbers, . J"
researchers are discovering ways to
test out old cause-and-effect theories
and analyze trends.
In analyzing a given movement or TBy CHRISTY RIEDEL
Inalyzngd, givenm ovemablet or The Latin American Solidarity Committee yesterday announced that it
trend, a computer is able to sift is challenging U.S. trade restrictions on Nicaragua by sending $247 worth
through hundreds of different possible of office supplies to El Nuevo Diario, an independent Nicaraguan
causal variables and determine what newspaper.
is significant. It is able to do work that Committee members traveled to Windsor, Canada on Monday to send
amount of data involved, the package and avoid U.S. postal authorities.
auntversaaitPolDvdAgs IN ANNOUNCING the action, LASC member Dean Baker, a University
University Prof. David Angus used graduate student, shredded a copy of President Reagan's executive or-
See COMPUTERS, Page 4Se GOODS, Page 4
Filling theGaps Zippy Misdirection
Should the state take up the slack left by Partly cloudy and windy with a Prizzi's Honor gets
Reagan's financial aid cuts? high near 70. Bull-dozed.
Opinion, Page 5 Arts, Page 8