The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 10, 1982-Page 3
House battle continues
over Clean Air Act
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House
battle over auto emission standards
may come to a climax next month as
two influential congressmen butt
heads over whether the Clean Air Act
should be relaxed.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.),
chairman of the House Energy and
Commerce subcommittee on health and
the environment, says that when
Congress reconvenes in two weeks, he
will continue his fight against efforts to
ease auto pollutution standards.
But Rep. John Dingell (D- Mich.),
chairman of the full committee and one
of the auto industry's most outspoken
champions, say he will try to get Wax-
man's subcommittee to act on an in-
dustry backed bill..
DINGELL IS co-sponsor of the bill,
introduced by Rep. Thomas Luken (D-
Ohio). It would ease auto emission
The relaxation bill was introduced
just before Congress recessed for the
holidays and a couple of days after auto
industry executives met with House
Republican and Democatric leaders to
ask them to get moving on the
Wasman opposes the bill and says he
believes data being compiled by the
Environmental Protection Agency
"will show ...that under proposals in-
cluded in that bill, there are areas of the
country that will have no hope of
meeting air quality standards."
THE BILL, supported by both the
auto industry and the United Auto
Workers, would double carbon
monoxide and nitrogen oxide emission
sthat would be permitted from
The industry says reducing pollution
control equipment would cut the cost of
an automobile by $80 to $300, though it
has been vague on whether the savings
would be passed on to consumers. The
industry says thesavings could mean
increased sales of 300,000 cars a year.
The Dingell bill brought protests
from environmentalists, with the
Friends of the Earth calling it "a major
weakening of the Clean Air Act."
THE SENATE Environment and
Public Works Committee is expected to
vote near the end of this month on a
similar proposal by Sen. Steven Symms
(R-Idaho) to relax carbon monoxide
standards. But no senator has come
forward to support relaxation of the
nitrogen oxide standards.
Dingell said his bill "will protect air
quality" and its proposals already have
been subject to sufficient hearings
before Waxman's subcommittee.
Asked if he might bypas Waxman's
panel and bring the bill before the full:.
committee, Dingell replied, "I have not
yet addressed that possibility."
Daily Photo by KIM HILL
Braving the cold
Sue Peters cuts a fine figure at the West Park Ice Rink at the corner of Seventh and Miller Streets.
The Michigan Theater presents Motor City Organ Society Concert, films
by independent Ann Arbor film makers and Jim Louden's "Ann Arbor and
the Space Age."
ALT ACT- Wizards, 7, 8:30, 10 p.m., Charlotte's Web, 12:30 2:15, 4 p.m.,
AAFC- Deep Throat, 7, 8:15, 9:20, 10:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild- Dr. Zhivago, 4, 8p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema II- Grand Illusion, 7 p.m., Rules of the Game, 9 p.m., Aud. A.,
Michigan Theater- AA films, 3:30 p.m., Your Future In Space, 7:30 p.m.
Musical Society- Andre Watts, pianist, and Charles Treger, violinist, Hill
Michigan Theater-John Lauter, organ recital, 10a.m.
Gilbert & Sullivan Society- mass mtg., for spring show, Patience, 8 p.m.,
Peneleton room, Union.
GEO- GEO organizing committee meeting, All TAs and GSAs interested
in helping to organize their department or employing unit are urged to at-
tend, 4 p.m., Rm. C, Union.
Artworlds- workshops in oil painting and basic drawing, 1-2 p.m., 213 S.
Center For Fine Woodworking and Craft Arts- open 3:30 p.m. to 11:30
p.m., hand tools class, 6-8 p.m., 537 Student Activities Bldg.
The Exhibit Museum- "Winter's Gems," planetarium show, 2, 3, 4p.m.
CFT- Animal Crackers, 4, 7, 9 p.m. Michigan Theatre.
School of Music- Faculty Violoncella Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Organ
recital, 8 p.m. Hill, Piano recital series, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
United Students For Christ- 7 p.m., Union.
Christian Science Organization- 7:15 p.m., Union, Rm. 3909.
Women's research club- Nadean Bishop, "Women In Theology," E.
Rackham Conf.Rm., 7:30p.m.
SACUA- President's Conf. Rm., Fleming Admin. Bldg., 1:15 p.m.
Women's Network- Emily Gardner & Betty Kaufman, "Comparable
Worth," noon, Rm. 4 and 5, League.
Tau Beta Pi- Free tutoring, walk-in, 7-11 p.m., 307 Ugli and 2332 Bursley.
Hillel- Beit Midrash Course Registration, Judica, crafts, Women's
Studies, call 663-3336.
Physical Ed.- Adult Activity classes registration underway, call 764-1342
for more info.
Chemistry- Zack Gardlund, "Poly (Vinyl Chloride), Polyol Block
Copolymers, Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Properties," 4
p.m., 3005 Chem.
Center For Woodworking and Craft Arts- open 5-11:30 p.m.
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Meningitis, the disease which killed a
University student this week, is very
rare and pses, little threat for the
general public, according to University
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Twenty-one-year-old Gregg Ben-
jamins, a senior honors student, died
unexpectedly Wednesday of
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because he did not feel well and colap
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ONLY PEOPLE with a certain defect
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When a person contacts meningitis, a
systemwide infection occurs rapidly
and can, if not caught early, lead to
death, he said.
The main symptom of the disease is a
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to be overly concerned.
"THE QRGANISM (which causes
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Meningitis can be spread through
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It is a strong drug with possible side ef-
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those who have had close contact with
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A&P employees confused
by upcomng store closings
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local headquarters in Detroit could not
be reached for comment.
Employees said the union had not
been much help. "They are worse than
the company," Burack said. Her com-
ment was echoed by' Chad Jozwick, a
bagger. "The union hasn't done much,
but there really isn't much they can
do," he said.
BOTH BURACK and Jozwick said
they thought business had been down in
their store in the past few years. Joz-
wick cited prices as a major factor.
"A&P is higher than other stores in the
area like Farmer Jack and Kroger."
An informal check of area super-
markets yesterday afternoon revealed
a significant difference in the numbers
of shoppers at A&P and its competitors.
Local Kroger and Farmer Jack stores
were packed, while the A&P stores
were uncrowded. The total number of
shoppers in all three A&P stores was
fewer than the number in any one
Local A&P officials said business had
dropped substantially since news of the
shutdowns appeared in the media. "It's
destroyed our business," said Richard
Schairer, manager of the Maple Village
A&P. The store's bookkeeper, Peggy
Streight, said business was off at least
50 percent in the last few days.
MOST EMPLOYEES, however, were
reluctant to discuss the situation. Larry
Bendena, meat manager at the
Stadium Boulevard store, said he didn't
know if he would be transferred to
another store or wind up unemployed.
"The company keeps everything a
deep, dark secret," he said. "There are
probably lots of reasons that won't
come to the public view, but supposedly
the stores are being shut because they
aren't making money."
"I'd say more," Bendena added, "but
I have five kids at-home who want to eat
dinner, and I don't want to jeopardize
the month I've got left."
Several employees stated simply that
they would not talk to reporters. "No
comment," said one. "I want to keep
my job," said another. One cashier
said, "The manager told us not to talk
to reporters," then quickly disappeared
behind a door marked "employees
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