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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, August 3, 1978-Page 3

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AATA ponders route changes
By SUE WARNER following further discussion among the citizen and handicapped Dial-A-Ride changes include:
Ann Arbor Transportation board itself and more community input. service, which would be implemented if * Pauline and Liberty lin
rity (AATA) Board heard details AATA Executive Director Karl Guen- the current Dial-A-Ride system is routed through Maple Village;
an which could change transpor- ther, however, urged the Board to come abolished. * Sequoia/Bruce line to be
service routes this fall. to a decision on the proposal soon, so his TENTATIVELY, the AATA plan to add coverage in the Gard
plan, which calls for eventual - staff can begin implementation and suggests elimination of the Burns Park, area, routed through with th
g out of weekday Dial-A-Ride driver training for the new routes Devonshire and North Main routes. line service;
e and increased line bus service before the authority's new fiscal year Originally the board had suggested that * Packard line, originally
itiated by the Board earlier this begins Oct. 1. service to the Newport Road area also to run directly down Packard,
er. At last night's meeting AATA Board member Joel Samoff pointed be cut, but AATA staff members found to retain current routing along
rembers presented specific route out that the new plans constitute a "big- this would not result in greater efficien- th to provide no transfer s
es and timetables which would fit scale kind of change" and a final cy. Washtenaw Community Col
ard's general recommendations, decision by the board would be All routes are being designed to run Meijer's;
!RD MEMBERS did not make a "premature at this point." The board within one quarter mile of any point in * State/Ellsworth will b
decision on the new route plan, did, however, direct Guenther to begin the city at half-hour intervals. through Stoneybrook and ext
such an action should come formulating plans for increased senior In addition, other possible route See AATA, Page 6

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ACTION awards grant to
fight domestic violence

Ann Arbor's Domestic Violence
Project yesterday received a $300,000
grant from the governmental group
ACTION to consolidate regional
organizations dealing with the problem
of domestic violence.
The local project will serve as
national headquarters for Volunteers
Against Violence, a group designed to
pool efforst of organizations scattered
across the country to grapple with
issues such as shelter and counseling
for wife-beating victims. Grant money
will also be used to set up ten regional
centers of Volunteers Against Violence
which will be created from existing in-
dependent groups.
JAN PETERSON, director of
women's projects for ACTION's Office
of Policy Planning, said more than 1,000
domestic violence organizations
throughout the United States will be in-
formed of the grant.
Interested organizations will be
screened and rated, according to
Katpleen Fojtik, the grant's project
director. "We have a 100-point criteria
including, for example, experience io
family ... and demonstration of com-
munity support," she said.
The ten projects selected will be allot-
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ted $25,000 each, with the Ann Arbor-
based headquarters receiving $50,000.
The offices will use the money to
upgrade their programs and help find
ways to best deal with wife-beating vic-
"THE GRANT WE hope will help us
help themselves," Peterson said. "We
really want to find out what's working
and what's not working."
Fojtik said the money may be used to
fund a police training course in han-
dling domestic disputes. Peterson poin-
ted out that 20 per cent of all police
murders take place when officers in-
tervene in domestic quarrels.
ACTION officials said organizations
around the country dealing with family
disputes vary greatly in their modes of
"THEY ARE very diverse ethnically,
culturally. There are going to be many
different types of models (applying for
the grant)," Peterson said.
Names of groups which will be awar-
ded the grants will be announced
November 1.
Peterson said an additional $150,000
may be added to the grant later this
year. The extra money would be used to
sponsor a regional conference of
See ACTION, Page 6

Talking about ERA
Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee subcom-
mittee on the Constitution, chats with Sen. Muriel Humphrey (D-Minn.) prior to
Humphrey's testimony before the panel on the proposed ratification deadline
extension for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Ride on
Observant University student Andrew Sindall,
who hails from merry old Cheam, Surrey, England,
noticed that one of our very own double decker
buses possesses an Isle of Wight registration num-
ber. That little whitelabel enables its passengers to
take it from South Hampton to Cowes for free in the
aforementioned Isle. So, as you take your free ride
between State St. and Liberty, picture yourself
zooming along some quaint English roads. Too bad
the bus can't really go that far.
Happenings.. .
... are few and far between today. You can lounge
around all day and then scoot over to the Music
School for a quick concert from the Summer Session
Band at 7 p.m. Then hotfoot it over to the Wesley
Foundation at 602 E. Huron at 7:30 p.m. for a
meeting of the Advocation for SafeAlternatives in
Childbirth (ASAC). Guest speaker will be Michelle
Leno, who will discuss the Bradley method of child-
birth. . .or if you think you know it all, skip to the
-Laughton and Gable epic "Mutiny on the Bounty",
at 7:30 in he Ann Arbor Public Library instead ...
or zip over to the Pendleton Room at the Michigan
Union for the 8:30 p.m. Moliere Players' presen-
tation of his classiero0fa edy "The Ledrned Ladies."
That's it.

In a jam
The Food and Drug Administration announced
yesterday that it is recalling 180,000 individual ser-
vings of McDonald's grape jelly that could have
been the hottest new taste sensation. The.half-ounce
cups were accidentally made with a "hot pepper-
like substance used in taco sauce," the agency said.
The spicy condiment was distributed to the ham-
burger chain's outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkan-
sas and New Mexico. They were made by Han-Dee
Pak West of Dallas, which also makes taco sauce. A
local McDonald's employee said his chain wouldn't
have been affected anyway because they only use
Citation with a smile
Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny may want
to take a tip from his colleagues in Shawnee,
Oklahoma. Those coppers are trying to improve
their popularity by giving tickets with a smile.
Oklahoma Police Chief David Hudiburgh said the
program started earlier this week and is designed
"to find out how well we're relating to the public un-
der generally adverse conditions." All officers have
to give out a questionnaire, in addition to the extra
grin, with every ticket, warning or accident. The
malltilvquestionnaire asks about the officer's ap-

for the citation or warning was. It would seem to
make receiving a ticket a little easier to handle, if
that's possible.
Legend has it way down in Paire Island National
Seashore, Texas, that eating Ridley turtle eggs can
enhance sexual prowess. As a result, the species is
near extinction. But this year, those resourceful
people of the National Park Service, in cooperation
with the Mexican government, started a crash
program to reverse the rapid decline in the sea tur-
tle population in the Gulf of Mexico. During the past
two weeks, park service employees have released
several-batches of Ridley hatchlings, carefully nur-
tured in temperature controlled styrofoam boxes.
Chief naturalist at Padre Island Bob Whistler said
the problem all started because the Mexican people
apparently believe the turtle eggs give them added
sexual powers. Better start relying on turtle soup
On the outside ...
Bleak weather continues with no let-up in
cloudiness expected. There is a chance of showers
with a high of 75. Lows tonight will be in the 60s.


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