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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 28, 1981-Page 3

Third school system
.hit by tax rejection


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Creek school officials, stung by voter
rejection of a hefty tax increase, warned
yesterday of massive program cuts to
avoid closing, In Alpena, students
marched down main street peeking tax
dollars for their padlocked schools.
Some 500 Alpena public school
students, wearing black armbands and
toting signs, emblazoned "save our
Schools," staged a "March for the
Millage" to drum up support for a
property tax election Friday that would
provide funds to reopen the schools.
Alpena's public schools were closed
for lack of funds Oct. 16, idling 6,800
students and 500 employees. The

district is the first in Michigan since the
depression to lock its doors because of
money problems.
In Taylor, another troubled public
school district, parents and teachers
mulled over suggestions aired Monday
night to keep schools from closing Nov.
The Taylor school board, in an effort
to appease voters who repeatedlyshave
rejected. property tax proposals, set an
election for Dec. 3 to ask district
residents for a "school survival
package" of $20.54 per $1,000 assessed
valuation that would net about $16,
million annually.'

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The School of Social Work presents Session IV in it's Cape Colloquium
Series. The topic is "The Reagan Budget Cuts-Its Effects of Social Work:
The Transition from Categorical Grants to Block Grants, What Can Social
Workers Do?" Bill Fairgraves and Pat Sorenson will speak. The event will
take place in the student lounge, fourth floor Frieze Bldg. from noon to 1 p.m.
Michigan Theatre Throne of Blood, 4, 7, & 9 p.m.
Russian and East European Studies-Professor -Roman Szporluk,
"Politics in a Growing Soviet Metropolis: The Care of Kiev." Brown bag,
Commons, Lane Hall, noon.
'Museum of Anthropology-Sem., Allen Roberts, "Comet Stellification and
Changes of Time and State," 2009 Ruthven Museums, noon.
Industrial & Operations Engineering-William Derr, "How Safe is Safe
Enough?",243 W. Eng., 4-5 p.m.
Afroamerican and African Studies-CAAS Colloquium Series, Rovan
Locke, "Nigeria's Global & Continental Responsibilities in the 1980's: Some
Third World Perspectives," 246 Lorch Hall, noon.
Jerome Lecture Comm.-Brunilde Sismondo, "Letting the Copies Speak
for Themselves," Aud. A, Angell, 4p.m.
Western European Studies-Kingsbury Marzolf, "Scandinavian Architec-
ture II," 3rd floor commons, MLB, 2 p.m.
Ecumenical campus Center-Richard Couch, "Revolution in Latin
America & the Church-A Study of Argentina," ECC, 7:30 p.m.
Chemistry-Mark Meyerhoff, 'Polymer Membrane Electrode-Based
Potentiometric Gas Sensors: Development & Bioanalytical Applications,"
rm. 1200, Chem., 4 p.m.
Earthwatch-Alex Scherr, "Against the Grain: Mining the Dunes," rm.
443, Mason Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Aerospace Eng.-John Chrenberger, "Factors & Forces Affecting Career
Paths in Industry," 107 AEB, 3:30 -5 p.m.
Western European Studies-Keith Baker, Professor' of History, University
of Chicago, "The Problem of the Ideological Origins of the French
Revolution," East Lecture room, 3rd floor, Rackham, 4 p.m.
Dept. of Romance Languages-Prof. Hans-Georg Gadamer (University of
Heidelburg), "Text and Interpretation," Rackham Amphitheater, 4 p.m.
ECKANKAR-Intro. talk, "The Worlds Within-Are They Real?" Ann Ar-
bor ECK Center, 302 E: Liberty, 7:30 p.m.
Commission for Women-Mtg., 2549 LSA, noon.
Eastern Orthodox Christian Fellowship-Mtg., Conf. Rm. 3, Mich. Union,
7:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Club-Mtg., "Stilyagi Air Corps," ground floor Conf. Rm.,
Mich. Union, 8:15 p.m.
Economic Development Corp.-Mtg., Fire Station Conf. Rm., 111 North
Fifth Ave.,8 a.m.
Student Government-Mtg., MSA Chambers, 3rd Floor, Mich. Union, 6:15
Mich. Debate and Forensics Society-Organizational Mtg., Pendleton
Rm.; Mich. Union, 7 p.m.
Musical Society-Okinawan Dance Troupe, Power Center, 8 p.m.
School of Music-Guest Lecture/Recital, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
" Ark-Hoot night, open mike, 1421 Hill, 9 p.m.
Folklore Society-Clog Dance, class/practice, Beginners welcome, Union
lballroom, 7:30 p.m.
Extension Service-25th Annual Fire Control Sem., Chrysler Center,
registration, 8 a.m.
Society of Women Engineers-Pre-interview program, Chevron Corp., 144
W. Eng., 8:30-12:30 p.m.; Pre-interview program, Ind. & Mich. Electric Co.,
1-4 p.m.
Tau Beta Phi-Free tutoring, walk in, 307 UGLI & 2332 Bursley, 7-11 p.m.
Michifish Synchronized Swim Club-Clinic, Margaret Bell Pool, CCRB,
8:30-9:30 p.m.
ECBN-"Radio Free Lawyer: Discussion of Legal Issues," 88.3 FM, 6
UAC-Laugh Track, featuring Jeff Jena, Univ. Club, Mich. Union, 9 p.m.
Union of Students for Israel-Israel Song Fest on the Diag at noon.
Meekrah-Felafel Study Break, Couzens Living rm., 10:30 p.m.
Computer Support Group of ISR-OSIRIS IV: RECODE features &
techniques (session 2), ISR staff, 6050 ISR, 1:30-3 p.m.
CEW-Counseling Group, "Career Decision Making," 2nd floor or Huron
Valley National Band Bldg., 1:30-3:30 p.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Farm Labor Organizing Committee-come meet Balsemar Velasquez,
President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Henderson Room,
*Mich. League, 8p.m.
Trans. Med.-An introduction to the TM program, Rm., 4313 Mich. Union,
Brown Lung Assoc.-Benef it showing of, Song of the Canary, 2003 Angell
Hall, 7:30 p.m., $2 donation.

To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.
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Swee t corn Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
These packages of Halloween candy at Drake's sandwich shop at 709 N.
University are tasty hints of this weekend's upcoming festivities.
PIR GIM pettons
fo/r Clean, Ai'r Act

Speaking at a Public Interest
Research Group - sponsored press con-
ference yesterday in Michigan State
Representative Perry Bullard (D.-Ann
Arbor), called for the U.S. Congress to
save the Clean Air Act.
"I deeply regret the auto industry's
attempt to gut the Clean Air Act. I hope
that Congress will renew it in essen-
tially its present form" Bullard said at
PIRGIM'S kick off for its Save the Clean
Air Act petition drive.
PIRGIM'S petition drive, which
starts today in the fishbowl and will
continue for the rest of the week, is an
attempt to gain enough signatures to
stop passage of the 'raxler-Hillis bill,
said Rick Levick, a PIRGIM represem
The Traxler-Hillis bill, according to
Jim McCargar, of the Ann Arbor
Ecology Center, would relax em-
mission standards for environmental
pollutants from motor vehicles to a
level which would jeopardize the
general public's health.
The Traxler-Hillis bill "would roll
back auto emission standards to allow
more than double the amount of vehicle
pollution permitted under the current
law," Bullard said.
"IT WOULD effectively destroy the
government's ability to 'enforce the
weaker (pollution) standards. It would
mean more acid rain and more people
sick with pollution-related illnesses,"
Bullard said.
City Councilman Lowell Peterson
said weakening the Clean Air Act will,
have serious longterm consequences
for Ann Arbor's health and well-being.
"We live in one of the most heavily

industrialized regions of the country - fj, *.ABAf
southeast Michigan - and have a rel
stake in clean air standards for in- Music by
dustry," Peterson said.
"There is no evidence that dirty air FOOT-LOOSE
leads to greater economic productivity;
there is a wealth of evidence that it adds
to worsened public health," Peterson

A 57-year-old woman was raped
Monday at 9 a.m. in the basement laun-
dry room of her apartment building on
the 1100 block of Nielson Ct. police said
yesterday. This is the fifth rape in Ann
Arbor area since the beginning of Sep-
tember,-the second near campus.
The woman was doing laundry when
a black male in his 20s grabbed her and
raped her. The assailant apparently
gained entry through a door, according
to Ann Arbor Police Sgt. William
Canada. Canada added that the doors
of the laundry room are supposed to be
locked,abut some had defective locks.
Police do not believe the criminal in
this case is the same man responsible
for the other rapes because the suspect
in those cases is white.

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