I he Mlc igarv dily-=Soturday, July 15,19 a-Poe
Columbus waves toward the Renaissance
The 94-foot replica of Columbus' flagship, Santa Maria, glided past the Renaissance Center Wednesday, after con
a 12-hour cruise from Sandusky, Ohio. The ship is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., and its visit coincides with the S
national convention in the Motor City.
By R.J. SMITH
For some time University adminis-
trators have attributed steadily rising
room and board rates to exorbitant
utility costs, but the Housing Office has
now embarked on a long-range
program designed to curb energy waste
.in University housing.
The Housing Office, which has
already taken surveys of consumption
levels and inefficiencies in the Unvier-
sity's lodgings, is shooting for energy
reduction of more than ten per cent
from the current level.
A HOUSING Office representative
AP Photo estimated last year's total utility bill at
around two million dollars.
The effort is headed up by George San
npleting Facon, the Housing Office's energy
hriner's engineer. San Facon came to the
University three months ago, leaving a
job as a supervisor of plant engineering
for the Vought Corporation.
According to San Facon, various
nenergy saving actions have been under-
taken in the past, but none have ever
been the priority subject of any branch
sequences of the Housing Office. "But it's a com-
ssboard." prehensive, orchestrated effort now,"
1 attempts said San Facon.
's decision THE IMMEDIATE subject of atten-
t data. tion has been unnecessary usage of
;h she ap- energy in dormitories closed down
e Theatre totally or partially during the summer
nswer, the month.
explained, Dormitory workers have been told to
or an hour turn off all unneeded lights, and to shut
aid. down machinery such as exhaust fans,
motors and freight elevators whenever
grades in possible. Food stored over the summer
e of which in a variety of refrigerating units has
valuations been consolidated into a central
e negative refrigerator.
Such cutbacks are saving the Univer-
xcellent," sity what San Facon says is a sizeable
is "not at amount. "For instance, in Markley this
bility. "No summer, we're saving well over $250 a
e 7 See U', Page 14
Ex-TA wants explanatio.
By MITCH CANTOR Academic Records Duncan Perry, and that she "must suffer the con
Wendy Schacknow simply wants an Graduate Employees Organization of academia's political che
:planation from the University. She also alleges that severa
The former teaching assistant (TA) It(ex lanation for re- to understand the University
d University graduate student was o were greeted with insufficien
nied continuation of her assistan- jection) is a question for Schacknow said althougl
hip. Schacknow claims she has never proached members of th
ceived a written response from the a lot of us (TAs), who never Department in search of an a
niversity explaining or notifying her have the guts to ask, there decision "was never fully
the decision. The Theatre Movement and they just talked to me f
structor was informed of the job are too many TAs who about how good I was," she sa
nial by one of the department of- are cheated and they
cials in mid-April. SCHACKNOW insists her
never say a w.ord." graduate school (the averag
BUT SCHACKNOW, not satisfied is about 3.5) and her course e
ith the decision, has written letters to former Awere not the reason for tht
niversity President Robben Fleming, Wendy Schacknow response.
ice-President for Academic Affairs "My teaching record is e
arold Shapiro, Edgar Willis, Chair- Schacknow said, adding that
an of the Speech, Communications (GEO) President Mike Clark asking for all" a matter or teaching at
d Theatre Department, Director of an explanation for her position denial.
A - -,In her form letter Schacknow states See EX-TA, Pag
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... start happening at 9 this morning at the
Michigan Heart Information Center where you can
get your blood pressure checked by a qualified nur-
se. The free clinic will run until noon at 3800
Packard Rd.... if your blood pressure is okay,
then hop on over to a gigantic rummage sale to bene
fit the Margareth and Jillian Defense Committee.
The sale will run all day today and tomorrow at 1800
Greenview Dr.... the West Park Poetry Series
features readings by local poets from 2-5 p.m. at the
West Park Bandshell ... popular Japanese game
and folk. dancing will be demonstrated from 5-10
p.m. on Regents Plaza, where the Japan Club will
hold its third Japanese festival ... SUNDAY, the
Motor City Theatre will hold a short Ann Arbor
committee meeting and then a long picnic for local
residents at 651 E. Joy Rd. from 1-3 p.m. Bring your
own meat to grill and a dish to pass. Barb, at 769-
2434, has details... MONDAY... University of
Washington psychobiology professor Warren
Holmes will give a talk on "Kin Discrimination in
Macaques and Ground Squirrels," 12:30 at the Men-
tal Health Research Institute . . William De Turk
will be Burton Tower's guest carillonneur from 7-8
p.m.... finally, Eclipse Jazz sponsors a jam
session of local musicians from 9:30 until 1 a.m. at
Seafood story No. 1 ...
Marching mollusks are munching their way
through pansies, petunias, and lettuse in gardens
throughout Albany, Oregon, and one outraged
homeowner began fighting back - with snails
stomps. But Norine Delk decided to crush the snails.
in a Mexican hat dance after finding that snail bait
wasn't doing the job. A retired Oregon State
University snail expert told her she could eat the
snails. But she wrinkled her nose: "Never!" Some
people can never appreciate tasty delicacies.
Seafood story No. 2 ...
And as if those munching mollusks weren't
enough, 18,900 pounds of delicious fresh shrimp
were unfortunately dumped on the highway median
of Interstate 12. While the stench was a little
stronger than that delicate shrimp cocktail you
cavalierly order at your favorite fish restaurant, it
didn't stop residents from scavaging the tasty sea
morsels. "About 6 a.m. we told the people around
there they could pick up the shrimp, and in an hour
and 20 minutes they were almost all gone," said
truck owner Alan Mendozaof. A bit of creole,
Tales of a toilet
An overflowing toilet sometimes means more
than a dirty floor, at least that was the case in
Muskegon. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled
Wednesday that hearings must be held to decide ifa
maintenance man, fixing an overflowing toilet, had
contact with the jury considering the larceny con-
viction of Donald Wyrick, sentenced to several
years in prison. "If anyone had ever told me when I
started law school that a criminal conviction could
be overturned because of an overflowing toilet, I
would have doubted his sanity," said prosecutor
Gerald Warner, overflowing with laughter. A
spokesperson said a similar case recently occurred
in Flushing, N.Y., (Get the joke??)
On the outside ...
We don't know whether or not to tell you to sun-
bathe today because the forecasters say it will be
partly sunny. But they didn't say exactly how much
the sun will shine and how much it won't, so you're
on your own. Then again, you probably should stay
inside because there's a chance of some isolated
thunder showers. The high will be 85' and tomorrow
it will be partly sunny again. That brings back the
old question of whether you should sunbathe. .
sorry we can't be more helpful.