Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, May 23, 1985
Regan sticks up for
military in naval
ANNAPOLIS, MD. and WASHINGTON
(UPI)-President Reagan is staying
off the campus commencement cir-
cuit this year but his one graduation
speech yesterday has a guarantee for
a built-in warm reception-the 1,032
Over the last 40 years, Reagan said,
"American military might has been
an immensely positive force in the
REAGAN CHASTISED those who con-
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen. tend too much money is going toward
defense for being short-sighted.
President Reagan, declaring the "It's ahuut time thuse whu place
United States "far more moral and their faith in wishful thinking and
decent" than any dictatorship, defen- geidfitenishet thnwgr d
ded his $1.8 trillion rearmament president said.
program Wednesday as a vital
response to a huge and menacing The Naval Academy appearance
buildup by the Soviet Union. was the president's only commen-
cement address this year. With
Beset by congressional attacks on college campuses suddenly alive with
his Pentagon budget, Reagan told protests over U.S. policy in South
Naval Academy midshipmen and Africa and administration proposals
their families that the buildup was to cut student aid, Reagan has left it to
Associated Press needed because of the Kremlin's the vice president and Cabinet of-
U.S. Naval Academy graduate Dominic Cuyno gives President Reagan a "high five" yesterday at the academy's "largest peacetime military expan- ficials to make commencement
graduation in Annapolis, Md. sion in history" speeches.
City will widen sidewalks on E. Liberty POLICE
By NADINE LAVAGNINO According to the plan, park benches Washtenaw Engineering Co., Inc.
In an attempt to stimulate more will be added to the walkway along
edestrian activity, sidewalks along with new streetlights approximately I
Liberty Street will be widened, the six feet high. Trees will also be plan-
reet will be narrowed, and parking ted as part of the plan.
ill be limited to one side of the street. MERCHANTS opposed to the plan
A $500,000 plan proposed by the believe the changes will probably Gas station robbed
owntown Development Authority cause additional traffic congestion,
as passed by the Ann Arbor City but they would not comment on the An armed robbe y took place at
ouncil Monday night by a 7-4 plan's passage because it is a "dead :0a..on at the Totagas
;0011o.e-. "'is 5O station on the corner of Main and f
margin despite mixed feelings among
merchants in the area.
THE ADDITION of four feet of
sidewalk space-bringing it to a width
of 16 feet-and a reduction from three
traffic lanes to two will take place on
East Liberty between Division and
"The advantage of the plan is that it
will stimulate more pedestrian traffic
and business in the area," said Linda
Wise, City Council coordinator. "The
additional sidewalk space will allow
pedestrians more room to win-
dow-shop on the heavily business
According to Councilmember
James Blow (R-Fourth Ward), who
voted in favor of the plan, the street
will actually lose only three parking
spaces and congestion will not be a
But Councilmember Jeannette
Middleton (R-Third Ward), who
voted with Mayor Edward Pierce
against the plan, said the Liberty
Street construction will "cause more
disruption than it is worth."
CONSTRUCTION on the street is
scheduled to begin in August after the
Art Fair, according to Peter Pollack
13 11 10
1sa. 34-0" 15
Proposed 2 Driving
1 Parking 129 spacesl
of Pollack Design Associates, who authority. "No dollars will be expen-
along with Washtenaw Engineering is ded by the city," Wise said.
the consultant firm on the project.
Construction will take place a block at The new plan is part of a larger
a time, Pollack said. Downtown Development plan adopted
Financing for the project will be by the council in November of 1982,
handled through municipal bonds sold said Martin Overhiser, the city's
by the Downtown Development planning director.
The Nectarine Ballroom will hold a benefit
from 7 to 10 tonight to fight famine in Africa.
Food and wine donated by Ann Arbor's finest
restaurants will be served for a tax deductible
contribution of $25. Tickets may be purchased at
Renaissance, Gandy Dancer, or the Michigan
Cinema Guild-Deliverance, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
MTF - The River, 7:30 & 9:20 p.m., Michigan
University Medical Center - Theodore Cole,
Sandra Cole; "Take the Worry Out of Being
Close: Myths about Disability," 7:30 p.m.,
Ballroom, Michigan League.
College of Pharmacy - Jamey Weichert,
"Polyiodinated Triglyceride Analogs as Poten-
tial Hepatic Imaging Agents," 3 p.m., room 3554,
CC Little Building.
College of Engineering - Dan Kirk, "The
Nat e of the Putative Mechanism of WS Stiles,"
12:1 p.m., room 2055, Mental Health Research
School of- Psychiatry -- Anxiety Disorders
Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor Conference
Room, Children's Psych Hospital.
University Alcoholics Anonymous - noon,'
room 3200, Union.
His House Christian Fellowship - Bible Study,
7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann Street.
Scottish Country Dancers - Beginners 7 p.m.;
intermediates 8 p.m., Forest Hills Comm. Ctr.,
2351 Shadowood Road.
Institute for Child Health & Russian Develop-
ment - Two-day symposium, "Regulatory Fac-
tors in Development and Reproduction, 8:45
a.m., Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Ctr., East
Hospital Drive in Medical Campus.
Microcomputer Education Center -
Workshop, "Introduction to BASIC Program-
ming on the Macintosh," 10 a.m.; "More About
MS-DORS," 10 a.m.; "Microsoft Word, Pt I," 1
p.m., room 3113, School of Education Building.
Turner Geriatric Service - Six-session
workshop - "Looking Ahead," 10 a.m., Turner
Clinic, 1010 Wall Street; Diabetes workshop, 1
p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty
Museum of Art - Lecture tour on Sano di
Pietro's "The Birth of The Virgin," 12:10 p.m.,
Museum of Art.
Madison. A station employee was
taking Sunday's receipts to the bank
when she was met by the suspect with
a handgun. Tracking dogs could not
follow the 6'3" slender man wearing
Restaurants broken into
The rear door of the Continental
Restaurant on South State was pryed
open Monday night. The restaurant
office was ransacked and coins were
taken, police said.
Cash was also taken from Pizzeria 4
Uno's on South University Monday
night. The thieves entered through an
unlocked back door and forced open
the office door.
A University student locked his $250
Fuji bike in the 1200 block of
Catherine and it was stolen sometime
between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Wallets stolen 4
Three wallets were stolen from
women's purses on Tuesday and were
reported to Campus Security. The fir-
st wallet was taken from a purse in
the Undergraduate Library at 11 a.m.
but there was no money in the wallet.
The second wallet was taken in Angell
Hall from a staff member's purse at
around 1 p.m. and $33 was reported
missing. At 4 p.m. another wallet was 1
taken from a purse on the first floor of
the UGLi. The wallet was recovered,
but $85 was missing, according to