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Ex-EPA official
denies perjury charges

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 30, 1983 - Page 3
Libraries not fining
for overdue books

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Declaring "I had
no reason to lie," Rita Lavelle em-
phatically denied yesterday that she
nlever perjured herself in congressional
testimony about her handling of the
EPA's toxic waste cleanup program.
Lavelle, taking the witness stand in
her own defense for a second day, said
her testimony under oath to senate and house
House panels earlier this year was
"based on my recollection" at the time.
LAVELLE, 35, is charged with per-
jury and obstructing a congressional
investigation into the Superfund waste
cleanup program, facing penalties of up
to 25 years in jail and $21,000 in fines if
The counts stem from allegations
that she lied under oath, impeded an in-
vestigation into a controversial toxic
waste enforcement case involving
Aero-Jet-General Corp., her former
employer in California, and used the
1.6 billion Superfund prorgram to help
Republican candidates.
Asked about allegations that she
discussed trying to help the re-election

campaign of Sen. John Danforth
(R-Mo.) by announcing a dioxin
cleanup just before the election,
Lavelle replied, "I remember no such
She said that it would not be unusual
for her to discuss politics with other
EPA officials, but she said "my
decisions were not based on politics."
LAVELLE HAS been on trial for
seven days in U.S. District Court facing
charges of perjury and obstructing a
congressional investigation.
Lavelle insisted that her testimony on
Feb. 23 and 24 before two congressional
committees following her firing from
the EPA was the truth. That testimony
forms the basis of the three perjury
charges against Lavelle.
Chief prosecutor Allen Carver Jr.
asked Lavelle if she had not told aides
that a SeyMour, Ind., dump needed to
be cleaned up to help Sen. Richard
Lugar (R-Ind.), that a dioxin announ-
cement needed to be made to help Sen.
John Danforth (R.-Mo.) in a tight race,
and that EPA funds should be withheld
from California to "hit" then-Governor
Edmund Brown, a Democrat.

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have been few problems with getting
people to return books, said he is "a lit-
tle surprised that people are doing it
THE ROOT of all the problems, Cruse
said, is the University's circulation
computer, dubbed "Geac" for the com-
pany that manufactures it.
Cruse said Geac was originally
scheduled to take over the functions of
the University's old Singer system at
the end of the summer. But the old
system "crashed" prematurely in July,
Cruse said, forcing officials to bring
Geac into full use before it was ready.
According to Jane Flener, associate

director for the library system's public
services, officials hope to get Geac fine-
tuned by the end of the term.
She called the lost money "a minor
problem and an advantage to the
student." Library operations will not be
harmed by the loss, Flener said,
because fines are put in the Univer-
sity's general fund.
Althoughrshe said the new system
"has been a lot of trouble," Flener said,
the change is an important step toward
streamlining the library's circulation
operations. Average check-out time for
a book using the Singer system was
almost 30 seconds, she said. The Geac
system can check a book out in two sec-
onds, once fully operational.

'- _T S CH O

If you're having trouble deciding just what classes to sign up for next
term, the Student Counselng Office is holding a "Pre-CRISP Scheduling
Workshop" today at 7 p.m. The workshop will be held in Markley's Concour-
se Lounge.
Hill St. - Doc Savage (The Man of Bronze), 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
CFT - The Man Who Would Be King, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
School of Music - Chamber choir, Thomas Hilbish, conductor, 8 p.m.,
Recital Hall.
UAC - Laughtrack, Show of Comedians, 9 p.m., U-Club.
Linguistics - Colloquium, Deborah Keller-Cohen, "Illiteracy &
Bureaucratic Institutions," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze.
Psychiatry - Roger Haskett, "Premenstrual Syndrome & Depression,"
10:30 a.m., CPH Aud.
Dentistry - Oral Biology seminar, Arthur Veis, "Biomineralization," 4
p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Russian & E. European Studies -- Brown bag, Ben Stolz, "A Report from
Kiev, noon, Lane Hall COMMONS Rm.
Ind. & Oper. Eng. - Seminar, Oded Maimon, "Activity Control for
Multiple Robot Assembly," 4 p.m., 241 IOE Bldg.
Computing Center - Kari Gluski, "Intro to TeX, Part II," 330 p.m., 429
English - Alice Fultoni, winner of 1982 Associated Writing Programs
Award in Poetry, 4 p.m., Rackham W. Conf. Rm.
Nuclear Eng. - Materials seminar, R.W. Smith, "Nuclear Reactor Fuel
Performance, Modeling," 4 p.m., Baer Rm, Cooley Bldg.
Women's Studies - Barbara Reskin, "Sex Segragation in the Workplace:
The Link Between Gender and Work," 4 p.m., 2553 LSA.
Chemistry - Analytical seminar, Susan Brontman, "Studies on Electrode
Based Enzyme-Labelled Competitive Binding Assays And Their Use in the
Determination of Haptens and Proteins," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Farm Labor Organizing Committee - Baldemar Velasquez, "Mid-
wwestern Farm Worker Movement," 8 p.m., Kuenzell Rm., Union.
Classical Studies - David Young, "In Defense of Poetry: A Look at Pin-
dar and his Recent Detractors," 4:10 p.m., 2009 Angell.
Statistics - Bruce Hill, "Bayesian Tests of Hupotheses: A Survey and
Forensic Example," 4 p.m., 1443 Mason.
Division of Higher and Adult Continuing Education - Walter Allen,
"Black Students in Higher Education: Issues of Access and Success," 4
p.m., Rackham E. Conf. Rm.
Mechanical Eng. - Panel discussion, "Solar Energy-Ten Years of
Progress," 7p.m., 1013Dow.
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alario Club.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
New Jewish Agenda - Culture Committee meeting, Erev Chanuka.
Undergraduate Political Science Association -7 p.m., 2003 Angell.
Men's Basketball - Michigan vs. Central Michigan, 8 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Student Wood & Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
Recreational Sports - Nutrition & Fitness Connection Clinic, "Diet and
Your Health," 7:30 p.m., 1250 CCRB.
WCBN - Women's Rites and Rhythms, 6 p.m., Black African Show, 6:30
p.m., 88.3FM.
Golden Rose Productions -Mass meeting for actors, singers, musicians,
and technical crew interested in producing the play "Tommy," 9 p.m., Pen-
dleton Rm., Union.
Dramatically Able - Drama workshop for able and disabled persons, 4:30
p.m., Rm. C, League.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

WED.. nOV .30
Pre-Professinal Services-
Career Planning 8 Placement-A Unit of Student Services


AP Photo'
A woman standing on a downtown Fort Wayne, In. street finds that the win-
ter wind makes wrapping a scarf around her neck too easy.
Blizzard leaves 37
dead across midwest

President, FLOC

From AP and UPI
A blizzard blamed for 37 deaths took a
parting shot at the Great Lakes region
yesterday while a third snowstorm in
eight days laid up to a foot of fresh snow
across the icy Rockies.
"Now for the blockbuster," warned
the National Weather Service in
Cheyenne, Wyo. "The latest long-range
charts point to another - possibly
major - snowstorm Thursday night or
Friday." -,
IN DENVERI, where 22 inches of
snow fell, a forecaster admitted the
National Weather Service goofed when
it dropped a winter storm warning on
the eve of the season's worst
snowstorm, but said an occasional
bad call is better than crying wolf.
"Looking back now, we should have
continued a winter storm warning until
we had greater confidence it was really
over," meteorologist Brian Heckman
said yesterday of the winter storm that
buried Colorado under up to two feet of
snow during the Thanksgiving holiday
weekend, then whipped up blizzards in
the Great Plains.
But, he added, "It's far better not to
overwarn, because we have enough
false alarms as it is."
EIGHT MEN and women in the Mid-
west died in their cars stuck in
snowbanks as the blizzard that stran-
ded thousands of travelers with drifts
up to 15 feet high swept through
Michigan into Canada. Some died of
asphyxiation or exposure.
At least 15 people collapsed and died
while shoveling snow, which ac-

cumulated up to two feet deep in parts of
the Midwest, and 14 were killed in traf-
fic accidents on slick roads.
A storm following the same track out
of the Rockies into the Plains last week
claimed 41 lives - including 18 who
died in the crashes of light planes - for
a total of 78.
ON THE BRIGHT side, a healthy
baby was born in a truck en route to a
hospital in Minneapolis and a doctor
hitched a ride on a snowplow to deliver
another in Limon, Colo., where 3,000
travelers were stranded.
The National Weather Service said
the new blast will not come close to
matching the dying weekend storm,
which killed six people each in
Nebraska, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota
and Iowa, five in Arizona and Colorado,
four in Indiana, two in Wyoming and
one in Texas.
Kansas road workers digging out
from the blizzard Monday found a diary
of death in a four-wheel drive vehicle
under six feet of drifted snow on Inter
state 70.
Inside the vehicle were two 19-year-
old Air Force Academy cadets who dies
from carbon monoxide poisoning,
Sherman County Sheriff Jack Ar-
mstrong said. The two were identified
as Cadet Third Class Brian Bullard, of
Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cadet
Third Class Dianne Williams, of
Cameron, Mo.
The two kept a diary describing their
final hours as they returned to school
after a Thanksgiving visit to her paren-
ts in Missouri.

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