The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 11, 1982-Page 3
STUDENT LOAN DEFAULTERS LOSE AUTOS
U.S. confiscates cars
20% to 50% OFF
PHILADELPHIA (UPI)- Federal marshals are
leizing cars of people who have reneged on their
college loans, an assistant U.S. attorney said yester-
Since Wednesday,17 automobiles have been im-
pounded including "a few" Cadillacs, a Lincoln Con-
tinental and a Porsche, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Virginia Powel said.
"THERE WERE quite a few very nice cars," she
The crackdown by the U.S. attorney's office for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania is primarily
targeting people accused of defaulting on federally
guaranteed student loans or failing to reimburse the
government for G.I. Bill overpayments.
Powel said prosecutors also were pursuing other
collection tactics, including the legal attachment of
wages, bank accounts and other personal property.
"THIS IS in line with the president placing the
collection of federal debt at a high priority. It's only
new in the sense that the government has become
very serious about collecting these debts."
Marshals have been directed to tow away 18 other
vehicles- and U.S. attorneys are seeking additional
writs of execution, she said.
"It gets the most attention from a debtor, I can tell
you that," she said. "I've been contacted by every
person whose car has been seized."
IN WASHINGTON, Justice Department
spokesman Thomas Stewart said such actions are up
to individual U.S. attorneys around the country. He
added, however, that the Pennsylvania district was
the only one he knew that was confiscating cars.
"The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia has gone
through the procedures for the seizures," Stewart
said. "What he's doing is entirely within government
Thp first 35 people targeted in the campaign owed
the federal government a total of more than $83,000,
with the debts averaging just over $3,0¢0, Powel said.
She estimated that in the Eastern District of Pen-
nsylvania alone-a 10-county area that includes
Philadelphia and its suburbs-there are 600 people
who have refused repeated requests to pay off their
debts and could become targets of the campaign.
"We are planning to get to each and every case
where no payment is received," she noted. "Our
whole life is collections."
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Dancin in the streets
Last night demonstrated that when the Sigma Alpha Epsilon's annual Mudbowl Mash and the Inter-Fraternity Coun-
cil's annual bash at Phi Delta Theta occur on the same night across the street from each other, you;wind up with over
four dozen kegs of beer, two loud bands keeping the thousands of partiers happy, and a police department whose
response according to Phi Delt Red Weller is, "If it gets too loud we have the manpower to handle it. And if we don't,
we'll call in the sheriff."
Library map to spotlight assaults
By ROB FRANK
Although Ann Arbor's new Nightride
program was created to help women
travel more safely at night, several
female patrons of the service have
complained of verbal harrassment
from male passengers.
Several women have felt unsafe while
using the late-night, shared-ride cab
service, said Wendy Rampson, campus
coordinator for the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan.
Though only one woman as come
forward to discuss an incident of
harrassment with Nightride's sponsors,
Rampson said she has lodged com-
plaints on behalf of four women who
told her they were verbally abused.
RAMPSON also said women's
requests to be dropped off last - to
avoid being followed home - frequen-
tly are ignored by cab drivers.
In response to the complaints,
Veteran's Cab Company, which runs
Nightride in' conjunction with the Ann
Arbor Transportation Authority, has
agreed to attempt to "accommodate and
be sensitive to the concerns of female
patrons,".said AATA systems manager
Detours for female passengers may
slow service, however, Schechtman
said. The average wait for Nightride
cab service is 18 minutes.
Schechtman admitted that the
program, which runs from 11 p.m. to 6
a.m. and costs $1.50, still has problems
to be worked out. "If there are real
problems, we'll consider possible
solutions," he said. "These incidents
are only isolated cases."
DI SCOU NT
By ROB FRANK
In an attempt to make students
4ware of rape, a city rape prevention
committee will be placing a map in the
Ondergraduate Library showing the
locations of all reported sexual assaults
in Ann Arbor in the past two years.
K The Sexual Assault Spot Map was
treated by the Ann Arbor Citizen's
Committee on Rape Prevention "to
educate and inform" the community,
about the prbblem of exual assault in
Ann Arbor, accor ing to Janni
luisman, a committee member and the
administrative coordinator for the
Michigan Student Assembly. The
ssembly is paying for the map in the
THE MAP in the UGLI - along with
a similar map in the Ann Arbor Public
Library - will show the locations in the
Oity where rapes have been reported in
the last two years. But, according to
Huisman, the real goal of the maps is to
show people that "rape happens very
often, anywhere, at any time."
She added, "I don't think it's a good
idea for people to look at that (the map)
and say, 'Oh, that's where it happens.
It's not my neighborhood. I don't have
Sexual assaults often occur in vic-
tim's or rapist's homes, according to
Ann Arbor Police Detective Jerry
Wright, so the map doesn't necessarily
show dangerous areas. He said that
more than half of all rape victims known
JUDY PRICE, educational director
of the Ann Arbor Assault Crisis Center,
said, "The idea that rapes occur only in
dark alleys and parking lots is a myth.
People must realize that they're not in-
vulnerable to assault."
Price also expressed concern that the
map might misrepresent the severity of
the problem, leading students to believe
there are far fewer rapes than actually
occur. The map will show only those
rapes reported to police, she said. The
number of actual rapes may be three
times greater, she said.
Price added that people might be con-
fused by the different colored flags on
the map which indicate the four different
degrees of sexual assault, rape being
the first degree. "Sexual assault is a
crime regardless of the degree," she
ACCORDING to the map, the
locations are widely scattered
throughout the community, including
both the campus area and downtown
Ann: Arbor. Only a small portion of the
reported assaults occurred on Univer-
sity property or involved students.
Many students realize the danger of
traveling alone, said Walt Stevens,
director of the University's Depar-
tment of Safety. He said the University
security is active in patrolling the cam-
pus along with city police.
According to Stevens, assaults are
less likely to occur in a residence hall
because "a scream (in a dorm) is likely
to bring people running."
,Renovations make 'M' Stadium 'True Blue'
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(Continued from Page 1) turf has better footing. There's a safety
gray padding has been painted official factor."
maize (not yellow) in an eight-foot bor- Fan safety has also been improved.
der around the circumference of the The athletic department purchased golf
field. carts which were converted into first-
THE NEW turf is similar 'to an ar- aid, vehicles. The carts enable im-
tificial putting green. The-most obvious mediate response by Red Cross volun-
change in the turf for those entering the teers.
stadium is the maize "MICHIGAN" in Some stadium improvements will
each end zone and the maize block "M" also enhance fan enjoyment, athletic
Won the 50-yard line. officials are quick to point out.
Some of the old Tartan Turf was used Fifteen picnic tables have been pur-
to resurface the photodeck on the press chased and placed around the stadium.
box. Most of the old, turf, however, This year the gates will open two hours
dould not be recycled. before game time, allowing fans to use
"The thing that destroys the turf is the tables without having to endure the
the ultraviolet rays from the sun. It crush of less serene Wolverine fans.
dtbesn't wear from playing. We could Each table costs $70; while not cheap,
hove gone another year on the old turf, considerably less than the cost of a
but we got such a good deal. The new tailgate.
turf should last ten years. The kids FANS WILL also be pleased to note
really like it and that's what's impor- that the restrooms have been
tant," Perry said. redecorated (thus implying that they
THE NEW turf should also be safer had been at one time decorated).
for the players, Perry added. "The old Perry's comment that "the rest rooms
turf was slippery when wet. The new weren't designed for 100,000 people"
The March of Dimes is holding their Third Annual Big Three Wheel Race
starting at 8:45 a.m. at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department parking
lot at 2201 Hogback Rd. The event will feature a "real" race car, clowns,
Sheriff's helicopter, a raffle, and other attractions.
Alternative Action-The Harder They Fall, 7:30 p.m., The Caine Mutiny,
9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
AAFC-Picnic at Hanging Rock, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild--M*A*S*H, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch
in:m. 1T C.. 7& 9 O nim Aneel Hall And A '
should come as no surprise to a
The number of Porta-Johns has been
increased to 25. A typioal Michigan
capacity crowd has also been con-
sidered: Turnstiles have been installed.
"Our stadium was one of the few
without turnstiles. We had a problem
with people sneaking in without tickets.
There were no seats for them, so they
sat in the aisles. Now we have entrance
turnstiles and large exit turnstiles,"
ANY CONFUSION of entrance for
exit turnstiles could result in im-
palement, disfigurement, and use of the
"Red-Crossmobiles" in an unexpected
But even those unlucky fans who can-
not get in the new turnstiles will be able
to bask in the beauty of the renovated
stadium. Everything has been painted
maize and blue. Everything, except the
And no more of that pale blue. This is
"Royal Blue" that matches the color of
the Wolverine uniforms. Canham, a
television interview earlier this week,
pointed out the mismatched colors
weren't right, and demanded correc-
A NUMBER of shrubs and trees have
also been planted this year. The
growths are intended to prevent the
erosion of the soil around the edge of the
stadium and keep people from walking
across the grass. Remember, as you
pass the 25-foot pine trees, that each
one cost $250.
How much did all this cost and who
paid for it? At this time, at this univer-
sity, not a thoughtless question.
Each picnic table was $70, the turf
was $260,000, and the new carpeting in
the press box and Sports Information
Director's office. $8000.
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