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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCV, No. 23-S
Thursday, June 20, 1985
Reagan doesn't have a mandate, 'U'
By KERY MURAKAMI poses that voters base their decisions on some clear no mandate for deep cuts in socia
After President Reagan's landslide reelection idea of what a candidate would do if elected. But he general, there was no policy mandat
victory seven months ago, many pundits says "Reagan, in the last election, was notorious for Joel Aberbach, also a University
proclaimed that he had won a mandate from the his vagueness on the issues." professor and ISR researcher, said
electorate, but political analysts at the University He adds that even if Reagan's stances on the "mandate" was created by the medi
say the "mandate" never really existed. issues were clear, voters do not carefully analyze "Many times the media does n
Political science professors said Reagan's recent the candidates' positions. they're talking about," he said.
setbacks in Congress - including a Greg Markus, a political science What is unusual, Aberbach said,
defeat of a plan to increase military News. professor at the University and an of Reagan's initiatives but his great
spending and cut $2.3 billion from Analysis . analyst for the Institute on Public "I don't think Reagan's in any de
financial aid to college students - are Policy Research, agreed that mandates said, "but he's settling into a m
typical of two-term presidents. do not exist. relationship with Congress, where tI
"A mandate is useful in rhetoric, especially for "I'd have to question the premise that Reagan get some but not all of what he wants
the winner in an election," said Richard Hall, a was given a mandate to do whatever it is that he's Markus also says that Reagan is "
political science instructor at the University. "How doing," Markus said. "There was no mandate that popular," adding that he is abi
much basis it has can be questioned," he said. said we want some form of tax relief. There was no
Hall says that the concept of a mandate presup- mandate to increase defense spending. There was See 'U,' Page 3
.l programs. In
e," he said.
I that Reagan's
not know what
is not the defeat
success in 1981.
ep trouble," he
he president will
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..Teflon wearing thin
TWA pilot says
would be deadly
BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) - The
exhausted pilot of a hijacked TWA
jetliner said yesterday he and his
crew were being treated well, but
warned they and 37 other American
hostages in Beirut would "all be dead
men" ifa rescue attempt is made.
As the crisis entered its sixth day,
efforts to obtain the release of the
crew on the plane at Beirut Inter-
national Airport and the passengers
held in secret locations in the anar-
chy-wracked city by Shiite Moslem
militiamen revolved around the In-
ternational Committee of the Red
IN GENEVA, an ICRC spokesman
said Washington had asked the agen-
cy to talk to Israel about 766 Lebanese
Shiite prisoners whose freedom was
demanded by the hijackers in ex-
change for the release of the
But ICRC Information Director
Alain Modoux stated flatly the neutral
organization would not negotiate bet-
ween Israel and the Amal militia for
an exchange but acknowledged it was
prepared to make technical
arrangements for a swap.
See HOSTAGE, Page 2
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
An orientation group gathers to listen to a speech by MSA yesterday in Alice Lloyd. Freshmen orientation
began Sunday and runs through the rest of summer.
By STEVE HERZ
" " If history is soy indication, shout
Orientation80 percent of them will graduate in
four years, they will see about 32 vic-
" tories from the football team, and
acquaInts they will have spent more than
They are the class of 1989, which
new sLuuen began to arrive on campus for
student orientation Sunday.
" DURING their visit, incoming
with the U students face dozens of new
programs and procedures. From
meal cards to the Michigan Student
Assembly and from student I.D.
cards to PIRGIM, orientation
ignores very little.
"We learned so much," gushed
Audrey Stearn of Marlboro, N.J., a
member of the first orientation
Orientation offers students a
chance to learn about the University
and for many students - especially
those from outside Michigan it's the
first time they actually see it.
See FAST-PACED, Page 4
City toplans tosimplify
By SUSAN GRANT it," said E.L. Weathers, a city official
The Ann Arbor Planning Depar-
tment, along with other city depar-
tments, is rewriting its existing lan-
dscape and parking regulations in an
attempt to simplify the codes.
"We tried to make it (the rewritten
regulations) as simple as possible so
that any layperson can understand
who helped rewrite the parking codes.
"We also tried to put in as many
categories as possible to make enfor-
Some of the code changes were
discussed during a public hearing
yesterday at City Hall, but none of the
changes are final since the
See CITY Page 4
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homosexual teenagers? Arts, Page 8
Opinion, Page 5