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Page 4 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 12, 1985
State legislature decides budget
(C6ntinuedfrom Page l) $22 million of the research fund with Hall - delayed action until this week.
amendment to the conference com- all the other institutions in the state Negotiations in the conference
mittee bill adding $4 million of the dividing up the rest, committee were stalled all week by
University's research money for WHILE ALL four research in- what one aid described as "politics of
general use and adding another stitutions received 13 percent in- other issues (besides education).
million dollars also to the University's creases, Ralph Nichols, assistant Vice
general fund. President for State Relations, said the The outcome of the proceedings will
But Jacobetti opposed the move non-research institutions received determine at what level the regents
saying that any school could make the greater percentage increase in money will set tuition for this fall. The regen-
same case as the University of for general use. ts were to have acted July 9 but
Michigan. Shapiro had said the research fund legislative delays have moved the
Owen then stormed off vowing that would be a great benefit in the future decision until August 1. The state's
"the bill of the conference committee but would not help the University's appropriations make up one half of
will never pass the House." current budget vows. the University's general operating
HOUSE LEADERSHIP had "(The University of) Michigan got budget.
previously pressed to give all state screwed," said one House aid.
university and colleges a similar per- THE STATE legislator was THE RESEARCH Universities will
centage of increases regardless of the scheduled to vote on the bill last night. be acquired to give legislator
institution's proportion of research to Roberta Palmer, Assistant Vice documentation that they used the
general fund money. The committee President for State Relations, said "It research funds for the state's
gave all institutions an increase of 11 could drag on until two, four in the economic development. This aroused
to 13 percent. morning or it may be postponed until the ire of the state's office of
The research money was divided up Monday." management and budget.
primarily among the four "research No matter what happened last night
institutions" in the state - The the state budget process appears to be Bob Endress, an 0. and B. analyst
University of Michigan, Michigan coming to a close. Legislators were said that the institutions should be
State University, Wayne State supposed to have completed state forced to come to the 0. and . for ap-
University, and the Michigan budget before a July fourth recess, proval before beginning the project so
Technological Institute. but other issues - including the issue that the state would be assured the
The fourth school would divide up of increasing taxes to renovate Cobo research funds were used properly.
GM narrows Saturn location to 3
DETROIT (UPI) - General Motors Kalamazoo; and in Shelbyville, KY., disgusted with the way GM is han-
Corp. analysts have conducted last- 30 miles east of Louisville. dling this," a leading Michigan
minute assessments of three potential A GM SPOKESMAN called the banker, who asked not to be iden-
sites for GM's $3.5-billion Saturn report "speculative" and said it tified, told the newspaper. "There's
plant, but other states insisted yester- would be a week or two before a no reason to drag it out. About 35
day they are still in the running. Saturn decision is made. However, states are going to be disappointed."
Quoting unnamed sources, the the News quoted sources as saying According to the News, the last-
Detroit News said yesterday the three that process could be speeded up minute assessments at the Tennessee,
sites are in Maury County, Tenn., 40 because of pressure on the Michigan and Kentucky sites concen-
miles south of Nashville; near automaker. trated on competitive electricity and
Schoolcraft, Mich., 30 miles south of "A lot of businessmen are getting transportation costs.
SOURCES QUOTED by the
newspaper said overall transpor-
tation costs would be higher in Ken-
Dunc Theatre Studio Str ndMiasneputngi
- T hea re Io Saturn in Nashville would place it
right in the heart of the subcompact
car's largest potential market.
All three are competitive on elec-
tricity costs, the News said.
Meanwhile, Michigan Gov. James
Classes in ballet, Blanchard said he believes Michigan
still is in the running for the Saturn
odern, jzz pplant, but is leery of raising false ex-
and ballroom. pectations.
"I KNOW that we're a finalist. I
know that our proposal (to GM) is
revolutionary," Blanchard said.
State officials have declined to
disclose details of that proposal.
For current class "I don't have a certain knowledge
schedule and that it's going to be Michigan," Blan-
chard said, adding he has "a feeling I
more information would know if we were going to get
call 995-4242. it."
IN ALBANY, N.Y., a state Com-
merce Department official said New
York is still in the running for the
Saturn plant, despite the report that
GM has narrowed its choices to three
other states.
"I don't know that we're out of the
running. We haven't been informed of
anything yet," said David Murray,
spokesman for the New York Com-
merce Department. "We're still
waiting with bated breath for a
decision," Murray said.
New York has proposed several
sites for the plant, while emphasizing
two locations as best suited for GM's
needs. The two primary sites are in
Sheridan, 35 miles south of Buffalo,
and in Newburgh near Stewart Inter-
711 NUniversty (near State Street) " Ann Arbor national Airport.

IN BRIEF
From United Press International

Karami urges united
effort against Israel
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Prime
Minister Rashid Karami urged
feuding Moslem militias yesterday
to band together against Israel a
day after Israeli warplanes bom-
bed Palestinian bases in northern
Lebanon, killing at least 28 people
and wounding 60.
"We have all realized that each
time we agree on a plan to serve
our interest, the enemy steps in to
soil and foil our efforts," Karami
said in a clear reference to
Lebanon's southern neighbor.
Karami, in remarks carried by
Beirut radio, was referring to
Lebanese perceptions that Israel is
to blame for Lebanon's failed
peace plans during its 10 years of
civil war.
Ford returns home
to chair conference
GRAND RAPIDS - Former
President Gerald Ford will be
coming back to his old home town
this fall to serve as host for a con-
ference focusing on the president's
role in national security affairs.
Set Nov. 1-3 in Grand Rapids, the
conclave will be the New York-
based Center for the Study of the
Presidency's 16th annual con-
ference, said center president R.
Gordon Hoxie.
Hoxie said Canadian Exterior
Minister Joe Clark, Central In-
telligence Agency director William
Casey and outgoing Joint Chiefs of
Staff Chairman Gen. John W.
Vessey Jr. are among those plan-
ning to participate in the schedule
of debates and panel discussions.
Rain helps battle
Western brushfires
Softening winds and a drizzle
streaking the gritty faces of
firefighters helped dampen a hefty
chunk of the West's most
dangerous wildfires yesterday -
the first day in three weeks that no
new outbreaks were reported in

California.
A 14,000-acre arson-sparked
wildfire still threatened 2,000
homes in California's Santa Cruz
Mountains, 60 miles south of San
Francisco, but a damp cloud cover
and intermittent rain helped crews
set up lines around half of the blaze
by morning.
"The weather has given us time
to take a deep breath...and prepare
for the next onslaught," California
Department of Forestry
spokesman Dale Wierman said.
Reagan readies for
second colon surgery
WASHINGTON - President
Reagan followed a special diet
yesterday to prepare for the
removal of a second non-cancerous
polyp from his colon and an
examination of his large intestine
to check for other growths.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes refused to elaborate on
what specific preparations had
been prescribed for Reagan for the
surgical procedure Friday.
"I don't know what they are," he
said, "and I don't plan to go into
it."
Bush wants safety
in Lebanese airport
WASHINGTON - Vice
President George Bush said
yesterday the United States wants
to see Beirut airport made safe for
American travelers and he hopes
Lebanon's warring factions can
work together to secure the
facility.
In a speech to the National Press
Club, Bush alsorannounced he was
naming former Chief of Naval
Operations Adm. James Holloway
as executive director of his task
force on terrorism that will report
to President Reagan by the end of
the year.
"The goal of this task force is to
be certain that we are using every
means at our disposal to combat
this modern scourge," he said.

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