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Activists
to present
petition
against
mobile
missiles
BY CHERYL WISTROM
Members of the Committee for
a Sane Nuclear Policy/ National
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign
(SANE/FREEZE) will present a pe-
tition with 25,000 signatures of
Michigan residents who oppose they
installation of the MX missile rail
garrison to Senator Carl Levin's
Detroit office on Tuesday.
Authorization for the mobile
missile installation, which would
be based at Wurtsmith Air Force
Base in Oscoda but be moved around*
the state on railroad tracks in an ef-
fort to avoid detection is in the
Defense Authorization Bill, which
has passed committees in both the
state House and Senate and may be
voted on as early as next week.
An amendment to the defense bill
banning the mobile MX missiles1
has been introduced in the House by
U.S. Representative Dennis M.
Hertel of Michigan.
SANE/FREEZE is hoping that
Levin will introduce a similar
amendment in the Senate, said Linda
West, the group's director.
Both Levin and Senator Donald
Reigle are opposed to the rail garri-
son, said Thomas Morse, Canvass
Manager of SANE/FREEZE. The
petition is being presented to Levin
because he is on the Armed Services
Committee.
SANE/FREEZE opposes the
mobile missiles because they believe
that as well as being expensive and a
further build-up of weapons that will
impede progress in arms control
talks, the garrisons are especially
vulnerable to accidents and will en-
danger the health and safety of citi-
zens who live anywhere near where
they are transported, said West.
The Michigan site is one of ten
nominated in the bill. About 50
missiles that are now in silos in
the west will probably be moved,
said West. The program is expected
to cost $13-15 billion dollars over
the next 15 years.
West believes that "Carl Pursell
might be a swing vote" on the rail
garrison issue.
Pursell, the U.S. Rep. who cov-
ers the district including Ann Arbor,
"is still studying that proposal," said
Gary Cates, an assistant in his
Detroit office.
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The Michigan Daily-Friday, July 21,1989-Page 3
Picketers urge
pizza boycott
BY ANN EVELETH were unable to speak with
As employees and visitors drove Monaghan, but were assured that he
out of Domino Pizza World would receive the demands.
Headquarters Tuesday, they were met The demands of the coalition are
by about 60 picketers organized as that Monaghan, "stop socially irre-
the Coalition to Boycott Domino's sponsible and environmentally un-
Pizza. sound development; stop funding the
Tuesday's protest marked "the of- anti-choice movemeni; make public
ficial launching of the national the political agendas of Word of God
Domino's Pizza boycott" said and Legatus and the financial support
Phyllis Engelbert, member of the they receive from Monaghan,
Coalition. Domino's Pizza, Domino's Farms
The Coalition includes members Corp. and TSM Properties, Inc.;
of the National Organization for Domino's out of Central America;
Women, Latin American Solidarity save Tiger Stadium; stop anti-union
Committee, Homeless Action practices; stop unfair and discrimina-
Committee, Ann Arbor Tenants tory employee practices."
Union, Industrial Workers of the The coalition claims that
World, Women's Action for Nuclear Domino's Farm Corporation's plans
Disarmament, Women's to build an exclusive community of
International League for Peace and $1 million homes, a golf course and
Freedom, Ann Arbor Committee to country club on the northeast edge of
Defend Abortion Rights. Ann Arbor have caused concern to
"We are asking consumers to area residents about pesticide run-off
vote with their dollars and to exer- into one of the cleanest streams in
cise the right they still have - the the area, which runs through the
right to buy other pizza," said Jan Botanical Gardens.
Bendour, president of the Washtenaw Domino's Public Relations
NOW chapter. Director, Ron Hanks claimed that all
Coalition members delivered the zoning regulations are being fo! -
groups' demands to Monaghan. They see Domino's Page 10

Picketers at Domino's world heaquarters say that
buyers "are getting ingredients they didn't bargain for."

w o o o v v - --- -v -

Regents to
BY TARANEH SHAFII
The cost of higher education will skyrocket
once again. Today the University's Board of
Regents is expected to approve another increase
in tuition for University students.
"We are proposing a 9.6 percent increase for
Michigan residents and a 10 percent increase
for non-residents," said Charles Vest, provost
and vice-president for academic affairs.
This means that residents will be paying an
extra $138 each term and non-residents will be
adding $496 to their tuition each term. These
figures increase as students- begin their third
year at the University.
United Coalition Against Racism member
and second year medical student Kim Smith
voiced concern that "anytime you raise tuition
you make it more difficult for Black students
and other students of color who are more likely
to be economically disadvantaged to come to
the University."
But Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
pointed out that the proposed budget also in-
creases financial aid by about 10 percent.
Smith said that while the University claims
that it raises financial aid as it increases tu-
ition, there has been a shift in federal funding
which has forced students to take out more
loans than grants.
The decision to raise tuition comes with the
pending appropriation of state funds to higher
education institutions. A budget has to be de-
cided by the regents today in order to ensure ac-
tion by September.
While no specific figures will be released
by the state until early next week, a 4.5-5 per-
cent increase in state appropriated funds is pro-

approve tuition today

jected. This figure is a percent higher than
originally expected.
"While we are optimistic, " said Richard
Kennedy, vice-president for governmental rela-
tions, "there is always an element of indefi-
niteness for specific numbers for specific insti-
tutions."
President James Duderstadt added that while
it is the case that state revenues have increased
it is also expected that inflation will increase
by over 6 percent.
In past years state appropriations have ex-
ceeded the revenue of student tuition and fees
but with this year's proposed University bud-
get the trend will be reversed.
Tuition rates for the Business
Administration and the Law School are ex-
pected to increase by 12 percent for both resi-
dents and non-residents.
Vest attributed the higher increase percent-
age in these schools because the "income po-
tential of those students upon graduation is
higher."
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) stated
that "economic choices should not indicate
what a student studies."
"Not everyone of our law students walks
into a $60,000 a year job and not every medi-
cal student earns $150,000 after finishing their
residency," he said.
As compared with other Big Ten schools
the University is at the high end for tuition and
the low end for state funding, said Vest.
Last July the regents authorized a 12 per-
cent undergraduate tuition increase and an in-
crease of up to almost 19 percent at some
graduate levels.

Today the regents are also expected to make
a decision about the 1989-90 budget for the
Michigan Student Assembly.
The MSA proposed a 49 cent increase in
charge per student each term to compensate for
an accrued debt of $60,000 over the past four
years.
"We looked at this prudently and thought
this was a reasonable budget," said Vice-
President for Student Services Henry Johnson.
MSA President Aaron Williams said MSA
has tried four times to get the budget passed.
"Every time we get near the budget, the re-
gents get side-tracked with something else," he
said.
Concern was raised by Regent Neal Neilson
(R-Brighton) and Regent Roach over the source
of the capital needed to repay the debt.
"We're taxing the students for past mis-
management of fees by MSA," said Nielson.
To prevent such deficits in the future
Johnson submitted a list of recommendations
to improve financial control of MSA.
If approved the policies will include annual
external audits, monthly budgets and financial
statements submitted to Johnson. Furthermore,
all previously held accounts outside of the
University will be terminated.
MSA has asked for a loan from the
University and if it is approved this morning
the assembly will be paying almost $2,000
each month for the next three years with a 9
percent interest rate.
Williams said that the deficit happened two
MSA administrations ago.
Information for this story was also gath-
ered by Diane Cook.

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