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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 23, 1982-Page 3
Council approves plan
for more g space
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By BARBARA MISLE
Republicans and Democrats on City
Council put aside their differences last
night and agreed to spend $35 million to
build three new downtown parking
structures over the next few years.
Democrats, who earlier had opposed
the plan because it might endanger low-
income neighborhoods in the area, last
night voted with Republicans to ap-
prove the plan.
City merchants gathered at last
night's vote hailed the plan as a way to
attract badly needed customers who
might normally shop at suburban malls
to the downtown area.
ACCORDING to the plan, which was
drafted by the Downtown Development
Authority in May, the city would finan-
ce the $35-million project through bon-
ds. The city will not lose money, accor-
ding to the plan, because the building
projects will increase property value so
much that the city will make up the
money in larger property taxes.
Earl Greene, a former city coun-
cilmember who is one of the plan's chief
backers, said the Downtown Develop-

ment Authority has shown itself to be
sensitive to the Democrats' concerns
about low-income city dwellers.
City Councilmember Lowell Peterson
(D-First Ward) said he changed his
vote in favor of the plan when he lear-
ned the new structures will not be built
in areas where people are now living.
"I VOTED against the original ordi-
nance because I thought it would en-
croach on fragile neighborhoods," he
said last night at the public hearing on
the issue. "Those concerns are still
valid, but the specific projects we are
approving will not encroach on fragile
areas as the plan now stands."
Greene added that one of the
buildings in the plan-a combined apar-
tment complex, shopping mall, and
parking structure called Tally Hall-
would reserve 15 percent of its apar-
tments for low-income residents.
Another of the buildings, to be con-
structed at the corner of Packard and
Main, would offer between 165 and 200
moderately-priced apartments, Greene
said. The plan also calls for new higher-

income condominiums and a hotel/con-
vention center, which would be built in
what is now a parking lot across from
the Whiffletree restaurant on Huron
Street.
Local merchants at the hearing last
night said the project would breathe
new life into the downtown area, which
has suffered in past years by the
proliferation of shopping malls in
suburban Ann Arbor. The huge Briar-
wood Mall, in southern Ann Arbor, has
drawn a particularly large number of
shoppers away from downtown.
"We must look ahead or later we'll be
looking backwards wishing we could've
done something," said David Sager,
who represents the Downtown Business
Development Authority, a local mer-
chants group.
William Ternes, who worked with the
Downtown Development Authority in
coming up with the plan, said there will
still be opportunities for city officials
and citizens to challenge specifics of the
plan.

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Lebanon celebrates 'independence'

Solving the city's nuk

SHARON SILBAR
Ann Arbor has a nuclear war problem.
If and when the Soviet Union or Pres-
ident Reagan decides to push "The But-
ton," the government wants Ann Arbor
esidents to have a road to survival. In
he event of a nuclear war, evacuation
f city dwellers would come in phases
- two or three of 12 hours each - and
would lead people via Jackson and Dex-
ter--Ann Arbor Roads west to scarcely
populated Lyndon Township, according
to government plans.
ANN ARBORITES fearing the bomb,
pr the bomb's fallout, would stay in
'host communities," the houses spread
throughout Lyndon.
This is what the federal government
wants, but some in Ann Arbor have
problems with the plan.
'What that means," said City Coun-

cilmember Raphael Ezekiel, "is that
we'd meet Chicago's fallout five
minutes earlier, or be totally destroyed
by Detroit's."
EZEKIEL IS just one of a number of
critics who have begun to attack the
government's civil defense plans.
In fact, last June Ezekiel (D-Third
Ward) suggested that the city scrap its
evacuation plans. Crisis relocation is a
dud, Ezekiel said, and the Council
agreed almost unaninously.
So crisis relocation planning* ceased
for the city of Ann Arbor, but a plan is
still on the books, according to Michelle
Smith, radiological defense officer.
That plan was drawn up by the Federal
Office of Disaster Preparedness in 1979.
ITS PLRPOSE, as it exists now, is to
"assist the risk-area population to
relocate expeditiously to designated
host areas, to maintain and support

e problem
essential production services during
the relocation period, to maximize sur-
vival and preservation of property in
the event of a nuclear attack, and to
provide resources which assist host
countries in the reception and care risk-
area evacuees."
The federal government could build
shelters for its population. Holes dug
deep into the earth could provide
protection from the powerful blast of a
nuclear attack, however, the gover-
nment prefers moving people instead of
sending them underground. The
reason: "It is cheaper than a shelter
program, about eight times cheaper,"
Ezekiel said.
At least actual shelters would not
take a constant updating of plans ac-
cording to population shifts and road-
See ANN ARBOR, Page 5

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)- Indepen-
dence day was celebrated yesterday in
the capital with a parade of new U.S.-
made tanks and a bagpipe band. But
militias, guerrillas and foreign armies
still control much of the rest of the
nation.
In his two months as president, Amin
Gemayel has campaigned vigorously to
restore public confidence in the central
government, paralyzed since the 1975-
76 Moslem-Christian civil war.
GEMAYEL, 40, has repeatedly
stressed what he calls the need for
sovereignty and a strong army, though
the 28,000-man military has little effec-
tive authority outside Beirut.
"I affirm that we shall not cede nor
renounce the unity of Lebanon and we
shall remain firmly attached to every
parcel of territory," Gemayel said
Sunday night in a nationally televised

speech marking independence from
France 39 years ago.
Outside Beirut, 35,000 Syrians with
about 10,000 Palestinian guerrillas and
a small contingent of Iranian
Revolutionary Guard "volunteers"
control eastern and northern Lebanon.
An equally large force of Israelis and
allied Lebanese militiamen occupy
southern Lebanon up to the outskirts of
the capital.
THERE IS also an 11-nation U.N.
peacekeeping army and a three-nation
international force in the country.
With help from U.S. presidential en-
voy Philip Habib, Gemayel is trying to
negotiate withdrawal of the foreign
armies while seeking a formula to unify
his divided republic, where there are 17
officially recognized sects.
In an interview with The Associated
Press when Israel first invaded
Lebanon June 6 to rout Palestinian
guerrillas, Gemayel said: "I know we
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Especially when the Israelis know very
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the Palestinians know this, too."

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HAPPENINGS
Highlight
The Uion Arts Program today will present Beth Fitts, dancer and
choreographer, in its noon dance series in the Union Pendleton Room. Fitts
will perform new pieces and discuss her work, starting at 12:15 p.m.
Films
Cinema Guild-The Touch, 7 & 9:05 p.m., Lorch.
CFT-The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 7 & 10:15 p.m.; Viridiana,
8:45 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Performances
School of Music-Chamber Winds and Concert Band, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.;
String Dept. Recital,8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Ark-Kithara Classical Guitar Series, Peter Tolias and John Hall perform
Bernstein, Gershwin, Bach, Vivaldi, and Brouwer, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Speakers
Theatre and Drama-Open Forum with Mr. Pennel, Stratford actor, 3
p.m., New Trueblood Arena.
Ecumenical Ctr. and Intl. Ctr.-Jon Heise, "International Education at
the University," noon, Intl. Ctr.
Near Eastern and North African Studies-Language Round Table, Minu
Sabet, "A Great Event in Iran in the Last Century," 2 p.m., B137 MLB.
Human Growth and Development-A. Roberto Frisancho, "Adolescent
Pregnancy and Prenatal Growth," noon, N13E05 300 N. Ingalls Bldg., third
level dining rm. 2.
Economics-Hans Ehrbar, "The Political Economy of World Peace VIII;
Bourgeois Individual: The Psychology of Voluntary Submission," 7 p.m.,
1429 Mason.
Bioengineering-Richard Ball, "Bioengineering Concepts in Prosthetics
and Orthodics," 4 p.m., 1042 E. Eng.
Chinese Studies-Rudi Volti, "Technological Development in China: New
Organizational Patterns and Old Problems," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Psychobiology-Donald W. Nielsen and Robert G. Turner, "Cochlear
Micromechanics: Effects on Neural Sharpening," 12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
History, Philosophy, Women's Studies Program, and Committee for Gen-
der Res.-Genevieve Lloyd, "Reason and Gender in the History of
Philosophy, Masters Salves, and Others: Variations on a Theme in De
Beauvoir, Sartre, and Hegel," 4 p.m., Rackham W. Conf. Rm.
Naval Arch. and Marine Eng.-Klaus-Peter Beier, "Dinas-An Executive
System for Interactive Computer-Aided Design," 4 p.m., 138 NA and ME
Bldg.
Geological Science-Turner Distinguished Lec., James Lee Wilson and
Neil F. Hurley, "Sedimentology of Shark Bay/Lake McLeod, Western
Australia," 4 p.m., 4001 CC Little.
Washtenaw Co. Health Dept.-Bailus Walker, David Hunscher, and John
B. Atwater, "Public Health Services: Who Should Offer? Who Should Pay?
Who Should Receive?" 3:30 p.m., Service Center, 4133 Washtenaw Rd.
Rudolf Steiner Institute-Ernst Katz, "The Spiritual World," 8 p.m., 1923
Geddes Ave.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Support Group for FLOC-7:30 p.m., 308 E. William.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., 2435 Mason.
Ann Arbor Go Club-7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
CEW-Informal Drop-in Job Hunt Club, noon, Ctr. Library.
His House Christian Fellowship-Fellowship and Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.,
925 E. Ann St.
Society of Christian Engineers-Brown Bag Mtg., noon, 315 W. Eng.
Aikido Club-5 p.m., Sports Bldg., 606 Hoover St.
Racquetball Club-Practice Mtg., 7 p.m., CCRB Cts. 10 & 11.
Interfraternity Council-7 p.m., Union Conf. Rm. 5.
University Recreational Ski Club-7 p.m., 2231 Angell.
Miscellaneous

Student robbed in dorm

Randy Brooks, 22, and Eric Jones, 17,
were arraigned yesterday for charges
of robbing an 18-year-old male East
Quad resident, police said.
The robbery took place at about 3
a.m. Sunday as the victim was studying
in one of the dormitory's lounges.
The alleged assailants threatened the
student, claiming that they had knives
in their pockets. The two escaped after
taking the victim's wristwatch and
Walkman type personal stereo, police
said.
The victim's name was not released
by the police.
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Harold Tinsey
said the suspects were picked up on
Broadway near Kroger's after police
received reports that two men were in-

terfering with a newspaper vendor.
The suspects were arrested shortly af-
terwards with the student's watch and
stereo in their possession.
Bond was set yesterday at $2,500 by
15th District Court Judge George
Alexander. Preliminary exam date for
the two men was set for next Wed-
nesday, police said.
-Phillip Lawes

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