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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Council moves tollower inspection fees
By GREGG KRUPA The wrdinace also povides of a brand new building when erally improves the aesthetics of virtually odorless.
that in-buildings with volumin- it's obvious there aren't going to the landfill," said Trowabridge. Another advantage generate4
Ann Ardor City Council has ous units inspectors need only be any code violations," explain- "It eliminates blowing paper, by the shredding process is the
taken preliminary action on a inspect 15 per cent of the units, ed Belcher. flies, and rodents, it provides possibility of the city selling fuel
proposal eat will lower the cost if no code violations are evi- for easier spreading and cern- derived froi the shredded ret-
_ - h ;s uen of dent THE SECOND reading on the pacting, and the landfill will be See HOUSING Page 10
anM ncrease ue requ~r y
The proposal, passed at first
reading Wednesday night, will
lower the cost of the original in-
spection from $10b $5. The
cost of reinspections, due to
code violations, will remain at
T H E PROPOSAL provides
specific time limits for the
periodic inspections of certain
categories ofhousing. Abandon-
ed dwellings will be inspected
at least on c e every t#ree
months, owner occupied single
or two family houses will be in-
spected at least once every five
years, and all other housing will
be inspected at least once in
"We fel that the -ct of the
initial inspection was too much,"
said Councilman Louis Belcher
(R-Fifth Ward). "But we also
feel that code violators should
pay an extra charge for a re-
BELCHER SAID the city had
been receiving complaints from
the owners of large apartments
and co-ops who felt they were
being overcharged, considering
the amount of work the city was
The mayor pro-tem also said
the 15 per cent figure will allow
buildings to be inspected more
"I just can't see the reason-
ing behind inspecting every umit
ordinance is exoted sometime
Council also passed a proposal
instructing City Administrator
Sylvester Murray to look for an
engineering firm to prepare a
conceptual design for a facility
to shred solid waste at the land-
fill on Platt Road.
The shredder is expected to
prolong the lifespan of the land-
fill, the site set aside for the
dumping of solid wastes gener-
ated by the community, by five
COUNCILMAN Ron Towbridge
(R-Fourth Ward) said that there
were other advantages to the
"The shredding process gen-
Citfy phosphate ban fails
By GREGG KRUPA
Ann Arbor City Councilman Ken Latta (D.-First Ward) has
been thwarted in his attempt to pass a city ordinance prohibiting
the sale of detergents with high phosonhate contents in the city.
Latta was forced to withdraw his proposal at Wednesday
night's Council meeting because the stete law that sets the phs-
phate limit contains a provision that precludes any other govera-
mental unit from setting more stringent stanlards.
THE CURRENT Michigan limit on phosphorous is &.7 per
cent. Latta had hoped to set a city limit of .5 per cent.
Latta reasons that the polymers used in Ann Arbor's waste
water treatment plant to break down the phosphates could be
used to break down other pollttion.
See CITY, Page 1e
For these folks,
life's no carnival
By DENISE FOX
Anidst the gr ety and imp ofevery carnival exits a group
of individla I wh hardly fit in with the light, happy atmosphere
ohey are the men and women wo keep the zarnival )ing by
setting up the rides, running them, selling food, and eventually dis-
mantling the equipment.
IF DURING your merrymaking at a carnival you have ever
Lasced down at the man who ran the rollercoaster or who served
yo your hot dog, you probably saw a person who mechanicly
went about his business.
The carnes setting up the carnival at T'ioier High School
are no exception. r
Robert Strassberg who has been in the business for 25 years
itfems few positive words about his many years of carnival life
He shrugs and ys, "I've set itp rides . owned rides .
s like the food buiness "
AN "E l'TRICIAN'S betpem' who-e jb is runniii rides, ad-
titted h- works only for the money. "I t just a job," he s;Id.
This man ha s with' a tr-l s- hr sws sixen "a
stI'med oft as a gene l tinky. You do nost abut everythng
1.,rm in t- do ir -aCarniv "i
aitytvork will xi .iss tlhe life with te car iv I
ay reset the ntr-usi
Hlelen Metidezc, who has iwnd and qicmated a 'Tos Wag'on
z vrioui ca'iitv tot three ye-am: said in y canivaI w rker:
Sr e -ey disilsoned pio e. 'he'y -r relut -ant t talk abos
heir lives a. -amiva w imkems because tnt mlh poor mretmnent they
-ee 've tmo others fcuse of it.
THEY DON't et eated like normial people when they go to
rest iurants, bar., and gas stations," she said. "They don't like
'arl'eys. Som of the motels won't rent nooms to them. We feed
the guys ewh womk here because they get such bad service at the -
Mendez speculated on the reasons others shun carnival workers. JIM BERTRAM is one of the man
"Some maybe are dirty because they work hard," she said. carnival at Pioneer High School. B
See LIFE, Page 10 be a real thriller and chiller.
iy workers who are busily
ertram is working on the
An uncle in the business Happenings . ..
Wouldn't it be great to have an uncle in the ... Drug Help is interviewing people interested
police force? Well, Paul O'Brien of Dubuque, Iowa in volunteering to answer crisis phones. If inter-
.e jointed t ested, call 994-HELP ... the Art School and Exten-
dosnt think so anymore, even after sion Service are co-sponsoring an exhibition of.
force himself. His boss, who is also his uncle, or- watercolors by Professors Julia Andrews, William
dered him so stand on a corner in 100-degree heat Lewis and Richard Sears. The exhibit opens this
. four days because he forgot to carry his ticket orting at 10 a.m. and runs through August 20
book, When the younger O'Brien resigned and a in the Rackham Galleries ... cellist Michael Sebas-
city couencil member investigated, the elder O'Brien tian will perform in the Pendleton Room of the
styod councthe mner for thredhourse"finrsho'Brhat Union at 8 p.m. ... and Pamela Chapman will give
stood on the corner for three hours "to show that an oboe recital in the School of Music Recital 1.al
it's not beyond the capabilities of a normal human at 8 p.m.
being to stand on this crner for three hours and Gentl
not become beat and broken." There isn't really eman s sport
much other free entertainment in Dubuque, and When three retired Argentine generals and a
we expect that Chief O'Brien will soon invent new retired admiral challeneod British-b iournalist
challenge with pistols, but said he would be willing
to take on each antagonist separately in a box-
ing match. "I'm not going to accept their chal-
lenge for a duel with pistols or swords because
that is ridiculous, we are living in a moderm
world," Neilson said. The modern method apparent-
ly is trial by fistfight, but Neilson said his true
preference is so drop the matter. If it does come
to a duel - illegal in Argentina - Neilson can
take heart from the last one, which took place more
than ten years ago. In that memorable contest a
congressman and a war minister fought briefly with
sabers, cut each other slightly, and settled for a
On the outside
Today will be cooler ... than yesterday. The.
high will still hit 86, however, enough to work up
a good sweat while watching television. And tomor-
row's high will dip to an absolutely Arctic 84 de-
grees, with plenty of sun and considerably less hu-
midity both days. Have a good weekend!