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Page 2-Wednesday, December 3, 1980-The Michigan Daily

EPA wins
high court
ruling on
pollution
regulation
WASHINGTON (AP)-Federal
regulators can enforce current clean
water standards for an entire industry
without considering whether cost of
compliance will force some companies
out of business, the Supreme Court said
yesterday.
By a unanimous vote, the high court
ruled that the Clean Water Act does not
require such consideration.
THE DECISION PROVIDED a big
boost for the Environmental Protection
Agency's efforts to curb industrial
water pollution.'
Conversely, it was a major setback
for the coal mining and crushed stone
mining and processing industries,
which in a lower court had successfully
challenged the EPA's interpretation of
the law.
Under yesterday's ruling a company
that cannot afford to meet its industry
Clean Water Act standard established
for 1977 must halt production.
"IF THE STATUTORY goal is to be
achieved, these costs must be born or
the point source eliminated," Justice
Byron White wrote for the court.
"Because the 1977 limitations were
intended to reduce the, total pollution
produced by an industry, requiring
compliance with best practical
technology standards necessarily. im-
posed additional costs on the segment
of the industry with the least effective
technology," White said.-
"In our view, requiring variances
from otherwise valid regulations where
dischargers cannot afford normal costs
of compliance would undermine the
purpose and intended operative effect.
of the 1977 regulations," the 20-page
opinion added.
There was no immediate comment
from industry representatives.

Ar Photo
Hot wheels
A gas fire silhouettes the remains of two vehicles while sweeping through a residential neighborhood in Long Beach,
Calif., Monday night. The fire destroyed at least six tomes and partially destroyed several more.
Local storefronts get facelifts

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ployees' Credit Union, located on East
William Street. According to UMECU
Assistant Treasurer James Matson, the
building was designed "to be in keeping
with the surrounding area."
"OUR BRICK DESIGN is very much
like that of the library," sais Matson,
referring to the adjacent Ann Arbor
Public Library. "In addition, more
recent buildings built by the University
have utilized the brick and smoked
glass we have."
City Planning Director Martin
Overhiser said builders and

storeowners are unrestricted in
choosing the style and materials used in
shop facelifts.
Renovations are currently being
completed in the State Street shopping
district but u(pgrading the appearances
of local businesses is an ongoing

project, according to City Planning
Executive Larry Pickel. "I know a lot
of homeowners are fixing up their
houses, but as far as businesses go,
there doesn't seem to be any more work
being done than usual," he said.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Upgrade morality, says Pope
VATICAN CITY-Pope John Paul II, in his second eycyclical titled "On
the Mercy of God," spoke out against the materialism and permissiveness
which he said are destroying the fabric of modern society, the systematic
use of torture against political opponents, and the buildup of nuclear
weapons which he said is threatening man's very existence.
"One cannot fail to be worried by the decline of many fundamental values,
which constitute an unquestionable good not only for Christian morality but
simply for human morality, for moral culture," the pope wrote in his 83-page
letter. He also proclaiied that the Roman Catholic Church must speak out
for mercy in the name of all mankind, especially if modern man "lacks the
courage to utter the word."
More women head households
WASHINGTON-More and more women are heading U.S. households, the
U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday. Between 1970 and 1979, households
maintained by women with husbands present increased 51 percent, while the
number of American families grew by only 12 percent.
Various factors contributed to the shift, said Steve Rawlings, author of the
report. They included the dissolution of traditional families "through
separation, divorce or widowhood; the inclination and ability of women to
establish or maintain independent families rather than residing with parents
or other relatives as they might have done at one time, and the dispropor-
tionate population increasein the young adult ages," he said.
Silverdome wins subsidy
despite tight budget
LANSING-Michigan's tight state budget and reports of fire safety
problems made the fight tougher this year, but the Pontiac Silverdome will
receive its $800,000 subsidy, narrowly surviving a challenge yesterday in the
House Appropriations Committee. State lawmakers said that the state can
no longer afford it.,
Rep. Charlie Harrison (D-Pontiac) noted an audit which showed the
stadium losing $900,000, which would force the strapped city to give more
money for its operation unless state aid is continued. "The people of Pontiac
would suffer or they'd have to raise taxes and they can't afford either one,"
he said.
A $10.7 million grant to the Detroit Institute of the Arts also survived the
pared-down budget bill.
Problems mount in Italy
as people look for shelter
NAPLES, Italy-Desperate survivors of southern Italy's earthquake
stormed vacant apartment buildings and a monastery in search of shelter
yesterday. Police also reported an increase in looting and profiteering in
Naples and surrounding mountain villages.
While civil turmoil mounted, the Mount Vesuvius Seismological Obser-
vatory near Naples said the area was rocked by 19 quake aftershocks bet-
ween Monday afternoon and yesterday morning. No additional damages
were reported. The Interior Ministry's official casualty toll remains un-
changed at 2,915 bodies recovered, 1,547 people missing and presumed dead,
and another 7,069 injured.
In Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved $50
million in emergency aid for quake victims., The package was approved
Monday by the House of Representatives.
U.S. sends reply to Iran
ALGIERS, Algeria-Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher
delivered the new U.S. reply yesterday to Iran's terms for releasing the 52
American captives, held nearly 13 months. Sources'said the document con-
tained no new offers or concessions and stuck by the position that the United
States was barred by its own laws from meeting all of the Iranian demands
to the letter.
The letter made it clear that the offer was good only so long asPresident
Carter remained in office and hinted that Iran should accept them because
President-elect Reagan might not offer such good terms.
Meanwhile, Hashemi Rafshajani, speaker of Iran's parliament, reiterated
earlier statements from Iranian officials that Tehran did not contemplate a
trade of the hostages for military equipment to use in the 72-day-old war with
Iraq, Tehran radio reported.
GOP elects Senate leaders
WASHINGTON-Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) was elected yesterday as
the Senate Republican leader for the next two years. Shortly after his
colleagues unanimously voted for him, he said "I intend to try to help Ronald
Reagan perform on the commitments he made during his campaign."
Baker has served as Senate minority leader for the past four years, when
Democrats controlled the Senate.

Behind closed doors, the GOP senators elected Sen. Ted Stevens (R-
Alaska) unanimously to the No. 2 job of Senate majority whip, Sen. John
Tower (R-Texas) to head the GOP policy committee, and Sen. Jake Garn (R-
Utah) as secretary of the caucus.
Volume XCI, No. 74
Wednesday, December 3, 1980
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Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
ALTHOUGH MOST of the sidewalk construction has been completed, the
network of new streetlamps which will soon grace State Street remain in
storage for now. This bucket covers up the base of one soon-to-be lamp-post.
Sidewalk project ends
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Street Area Association in its
preparation.
The University got into the act when
its renovation project on North Univer-
sity Street-which is also nearing com-

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pletion this month-was ' being
discussed last spring. University Plan-
ner Mayer met with the city, the State
Street merchants, and the contractors
of each plan.
"We decided to use the same motif,"
Belcher recalled, "the University im-
provements were done very much like
the State Street improvements."
HE EXPLAINED THAT the city
promised to repave State and Liberty
streets when the city approved the
sidewalk renovations.
The organizing work done by the
merchants association to bring the
project to fruition was another un-
precedented aspect of the renovation.
"They've never gotten their act
together as they have in the last two or
three years," Mayor Belcher said.
"The neighborhood groups used to
seem like they were in competition with
each other, but that is no longer
true-they're all pulling together now."
Tom Borders, the current president
of the SSAA and owner of Borders' Book
Store, said the group's success in this

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