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The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 11, 1981-Page 3-B

Attempted murder charges
.faced by sniping suspects

An Ann Arbor area teen-ager and his
fiend are facing charges of attempted
murder after they allegedly opened fire
on motorists last week on the M-14 ex-
pressway northeast of Ann Arbor.
Peter Meyer, 18, of Superior Town-
ship, and Gregory Sharp, 19, Of Racine,
Wisconsin, are suspected of firing more
than 200 bullets at motorists between 2
and 4 a.m. Aug. 31. Three travelers
were injured by bullets and flying glass
in-the shooting.
THE TWO MEN were arraigned
Sept. 2 before 14th District Court Judge
Karl Fink. Meyer was released after

posting $10,000 bail and Sharp is in
Washtenaw County jail.
Officials have no motive for the
sniper attacks. Washtenaw County
Sheriff Thomas Minick said he believes
the incident "began as frolic and a,
The sheriff's department officials
said they believe the two had originally
set out to shoot at street signs and traf-
fic lights after drinking., "Consumption
of alcohol was definitely involved,"
Minick said.
The two apparently became carried
away, Minick said, and decided to shoot
at headlights of moving vehicles and

"apparently, at people."
MINICK SAID he had no idea what
caused them to act, but added, "to pull
up and fire (at cars) knowing there
were human beings in them is pretty
Police tracked down the two teen-
agers after a witness gave them a
description of a truck parked at the
shooting site. Meyer and Sharp con-
fessed to the shootings after their arrest
at Meyer's home Sept. 1, police said.
Two .22-caliber semi-automatic
rifles, three handguns, a nickle-plated
Derringer pistol and a large quantity
of ammunition were found after police
searched Meyer's home.

'Ten cent fare increase
set for Ann Arbor buses

Bus riders will have to dig a little
deeper into their pockets when a 10-
cent fare hike goes into effect Oct. 1.
At an Aug. 19 board meeting, the Ann
Arbor Transportation Authority voted
unanimously to increase the price of a
ride to 60 cents. The fare increase is ex-
pected to provide approximately
$170,000 in additional revenue for the
Richard Simonetta said federal budget
cuts were the main reason for the in-
. The federal government will phase it-
self out of transit funding in the next

three years, Simonetta noted. "We-
have to come up with additional fun-
ding," he said. The 10-cent fare hike is
the first increase since 1979, when the
AATA raised the fare from 35 cents to
50 cents.
Simonetta said the AATA-also projec-
ts fare increases for 1983 and 1985. The
gradual increase will be viewed more
positively than if it were done all at on-
ce, he said.1
"SOME TRANSIT boards have
raised fares two or three times per
year,' Simonetta said. "Our board does
not want to be in the position to do
Those eligible for fare discounts -

studencts, the disabled and senior and
lower-income citizens - Will see their
rates increase from 25 cents to 30 cents,
according to the director.
Riders will also be able to avoid
paying the full fare by using tokens.
Tokens can be purchased for 35 cents
until Oct. 1, when the cost will jump to
45 cents, still 15 cents less than the cash
price. According to Simonetta, 40 per-
cent of AATA's riders use tokens.
Campus-area locations where tokens
can be purchased include Discount
Records on State Street, the University
Hospital gift shop, Briarwood Mall, and
the AATA Information Center on Four-
th Street.

Engineering dean plans changes.

Through the advice of both faculty
dnd students, new College of
Engineering Dean James Duderstadt
hopes to create an environment of "ex-
Keeping faculty members from
leaving the University for higher-
salaried jobs and improving the
feelings of isolation many students ex-
perience are the "most important
problems Duderstadt believes he will
flee as engineering college dean.
Duderstadt, three months into his new
job, said some faculty members are
"Going off campus, starting small"
Wprivate companies, and getting the
same research contracts -but without
this bureaucracy."
- "What we're after right now, from
the University, is the incentives, the
freedom," Duderstadt said.
,THE NEW DEAN said he was
worried' about the, isolation many
engineering students feel from the rest
of the student population. This isolation
is historically based, Duderstadt said,
with its origin in the totally independent
engineering program. "And I don't
*think the move to North Campus is
going to help that," he said.
The decision to relocate the College to
the University's North Campus was
made in the early 1950's, but has been
continually postponed, he said. The
most recent setback was the state's
failure to supply $20 million that was
promised. "Inflation has meant that
that $20 million has now turned into
*probably $40 million," Duderstadt said.
THE DEAN ALSO said that the move
is not popular among faculty. "If we
could tear down East and West Engin.

and build two new laboratories on cen-
tral -campus, that would be preferable,
because our ties with activities on cen-
tral campus are so close."
By fall 1982, approximately 60 per-
cent of the college will be on North
Campus, the dean said.
Also to be moved is the Engineering-
Transportation library-the largest in
the country-now located in the Un-
dergradute Library. Because of lack of
funds, though, the library will not have
its own building, but will move into
existing buildings.
"We look at this library as . . . an
ability for us to do some pioneering
work in establishing what we call a
'technical information center."' This
center is to include computer access to
library materials, a software library,
and information services. External fun-

ding of $3 million to $4 million is being
sought for the library.
The engineering college currently is
facing an 18 percent decline in real
financial resources, according to
Duderstadt. Enrollment is up 35 per-
cent, but the number of faculty mem-
bers has fallen 12 percent to 20 percent.
Duderstadt blames the college's
financial problems on University
policy. He said the college contributes
$12.5 million to the University's general
fund - $7 million from student fees and
$5.5 million from faculty research -
while it received $11 million from the
University this fiscal year, not in-
cluding building use and similar
This story was reprinted from the
Daily's summer edition.

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