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4A TA buses to run
campus night service

The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 23, 1983 - Page 5
Local teachers strike ends

By HALLE CZECHOWSKI
Ann Arbor's buses will begin evening
ervice on Nov. 27 as a result of an Ann
arbor Transit Authority board decision
Aednesday night.
Buses, which now stop running at 6:45
.m., will run along their fixed routes
ntil 10:15 p.m. The city's Night Ride
ervice, which offers late-night rides,
lso will extend its hours. Night Ride
ervice will begin at 10 p.m., one hour
arlier than its previous start.
THE SCHEDULE changes came in
-esponse to AATA's annual survey of

riders, said Perry Schechtman, the
transit authority's system development
manager.
The AATA board also decided to
eliminate Dial-a-Ride service between
7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dial-Ride offers van
delivery and primarily serves elderly
residents.
Schechtman said the change was
made because of the limited capacity of
Dial-a-Ride vans.
AATA expects an increase in
evening ridership as a result of the
change.

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If the strike had continued past today,
the board would have considered
holding school on some weekends to
make up for lost days, Moseley said.
Teachers and board officials said
they hoped to avert a strike this year by
starting negotiations in January, four
months early. But conflicts continued
through the summer.
THE STRIKE centered on four
primary issues: salary, health insuran-
ce, the number of conference days for
elementary school teachers, and
criteria used when teachers are laid off.
The key issue that stalled talks was
health insurance coverage. Initially,
the school board wanted teachers to
give up their insurance coverage
through the Michigan Educational
Special Services Administration
(MESSA) for a comparable, but less
expensive, plan.
Teachers rejected that proposal, but
this weekend they agreed to a revised

plan which will phase out MESSA over
the next three years.
UNDER THE proposal, teachers will
keep MESSA this year and have the op-
tion of choosing another plan next year.
Teachers and school board officials still
disagree on what will happen the third
year.
Board officials say teachers who
choose to keep MESSA should pay the
difference between it and a less-
expensive policy, an idea which
teachers oppose.
Teachers accepted the insurance.
proposal under the condition that the,
terms for the third year be negotiated
through a third-party fact-finder.
Agreement on conference days was
reached this weekend, cutting the num-
ber from 10 to 8, and criteria used for
laying off teachers will be decided by
an "issues resolution" in the next few
months, Moseley said.

Senate panel clears

Nicaragua
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
Intelligence Committee last night en-
iorsed President Reagan's new plan
for aiding Nicaraguan counter-
revolutionary forces, but moved to
tighten control over the program's purs--
e strings.
Sources, who spoke on condition they
not be identified, said the committee
agreed on a 13-2 vote to release the $19
million requested by Reagan for the
covert aid, but made it clear that the
administration must seek specific
uthority to spend more money on the
IA program.
ONE SOURCE estimated that the $19
million would be expended in three mon-
ths and that the committee's action
amounted to putting the covert activity
on "a tight leash." Another source said

covert ald
the money might last about six months.
One congressional source said the
Senate committee was "shortening the
leash on the program" by preventing
the president from drawing from an in-
telligence contingency fund to pay for
the Nicaraguan action. Under the
committee's plan, the administration
will have to return to Congress to obtain
additional money for the program.
"The congressional committees will
use the power of the purse to control
this sucker," the source said. "It's a
short leash."
SOME DEMOCRATS have charged
that the covert action is actually aimed
at overthrowing, the four-year-old
Nicaraguan government, a goal that
would violate a 1982 law.

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Watt begs forgiveness for bigoted blunder

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WASHINGTON (AP) - James Watt begged
President Reagan's forgiveness yesterday for his
"extraordinarily unfair" remarks, but six
Republican senators said the interior secretary
deserved his walking papers instead. One said Watt
had produced "a panorama, not of error, but of
bigotry and hate."
Though Watt apologized anew for his remark Wed-
nesday about "a black... a woman, two Jews and a
cripple" on an advisory commission, he suffered the
orst assault yet from members of his own party.
Democrats, long critical of the secretary, joined the
outcry in both the Senate and House for his
resignation.
Six GOP senators called directly for Watt's
resignation. And two others, key committee chair-
men Robert Dole of Kansas and Pete' Domenici of
New Mexico, stopped just short of demanding his
ouster.
"To me it's gone on long enough," said Dole, a
disabled war veteran. He said "there may be an
alternative" to Watt's departure. "but I'm not sure
Iwh'at it is."
Domenici advised Watt to "take another look" at
his past promise to Reagan to resign if he became a

'(Watt) articulates the trash
of American thought' and
'what one does with trash is
what I suggest the president of
the United States do with
James Watt.'
- Sen. Lowell Weicker
R-Conn
liability to the administration.
Watt sought to defuse the episode by sending a let-
ter to Reagan expressing deep regret for his remark
and asking for forgiveness. "I have made a mistake,"
he said.-
"Upon reflection, I realize that I owe a personal
apology to you for my unfortunate remarks yester-
day about the coal leasing commission," Watt wrote.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said
Reagan had not sought the letter, nor Watt's

resignation, and that the interior secretary had not
offered to step down.
But members of both parties said Watt's latest faux
pas should be the final straw of his tenure.
While Democrats have asked for Watt's resignation
in the past, today's comments marked the first time
so many top-ranking congressional Republicans have
joined in asking Watt's departure.
"I think the president should find somebody who
could better serve the country," said Sen. Rudy
Boschwitz (R-Minn.) "these last remarks have
pushed me over the edge."
Sen. Lowell Weicker (R-Conn.), said Watt "ar-
ticulates the trash of American thought" and "what
one does with trash is what I suggest the president of
the United States.do with James Watt."
SThe resignation demands were prompted by com-
ments"Watt made Wednesday in a speech to the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce, in which he described the
coal advisory commission he appointed as having
"every kind of mixture... I have a black, I have a
woman, two Jews, and a cripple."
Later the same day, Watt personally apologized to
the handicapped commissioner and publicly
acknowledged his remarks were "unfortunate."

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Postal worker charged with 8 counts of rape

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A post office
maintenance worker has been charged
with eight counts of rape for allegedly
horcing his wife ,over three-and-a-half
years to have sex with other men while
he took pictures, police said yesterday.
The 36-year-old man was arrested at
his home in Pittsburgh's Beechview
section on Wednesday, said Sgt.
Raymond Micknowski, head of sexual
assault investigations for city police.
Police also confiscated photographs.

"WE HAVE no evidence that he was
selling the photos," Micknowski said.
He also said no money changed hands
between the husband the man.
"It seems he was just doing this for
his own gratification," Micknowski
said. "He would be out drinking at
neighborhood bars and he would bring
the men home."
The woman, also 36, and her young
children left home Sept. 12. She sought

protection at a women's shelter and
later filed a protection-from-abuse suit,
claiming that her husband frequently
threatened to kill her, police said.
THE WOMAN told police the acts oc-
curred over three-and-a-half years,
Micknowski said.
She didn't step forward sooner
because "she was just afraid of him,"
Micknowski said. "Finally, she got to
the point where she could no longer take
it."

The man was arraigned in City Court
.on 80 counts of rape plus involuntary
deviate sexual intercourse, assault and
making terroristic threats, police said.
Magistrate Walter Little said he
scheduled a preliminary hearing for the
suspect on Sept. 30 at f p.m.
Micknowski was unable to say how
many children the woman had. "They
were too young to realize what was
going on," he said.

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p anel tries to aid homeless
(Continued from Page i)

The city has a $40,000 fund' to be
allocated for the project. Other possible
sites are local churches, schools, or
armories, but Deem said the city did
not want to spend too much money on a
short-term site. "It has to be ready for
occupancy soon."
;After the meeting, Hunter, a
emocratic councilman from the last

Ward, said that a resolution will be
drafted and presented to the City Coun-
cil Oct. 3. He said the resolution would
include suggestions for both a short-
term emergency shelter and a long-
term plan.
The commission will decide on the op-
tions it will present to the council at its
meeting next week.

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