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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 26, 1985

Bullard unveils plan
to put trash to use

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports

with wire reports
State Democratic representatives
Perry Bullard of Ann Arbor and
Thomas Scott of Flint want the state to
clean up its act.
The two Democrats unveiled a bill to
create a $10 million "Clean Michigan
Fund" yesterday at a press conference
at the city's fire department.
IF PASSED, the bill would close lan-
dfills and support both recycling and
composting. The bill would also fund
feasibility studies in recycling, and
composting-a way to turn organic
trash into fertilizer.
"This legislation represents an im-
portant first step in reducing the state's
fundamental reliance on landfills to
dispose of trash," Bullard said.
Brian Weinert, operations coor-
dinator for Recycle Ann Arbor, ex-
plained that the city stands to benefit
more from recycling and composting
aspects of the bill than landfill-closing
BULLARD said. the bill will
"authorize the Natural Resources
Commission to administer a $10 million
grant program for the development of
new systems for processing and
disposing of solid waste and to fund
closure of open trash dumps still
operating in some parts of our state."
According to David Dempsey, en-
vironmental advisor to Gov. James
Blanchard, more than 100 of the State's
landfills are unsound and are potential
sources of groundwater contamination.
The bill would allocate $300,000 for a
series of recycling and composting
feasibility studies. Such studies would
establish a basis upon which a decision
to commit financial resources to a
proposed recycling or composing
project can be made.
THE BILL also calls for $1 million to

be invested in waste-to-energy
feasibility studies. Sites for such a
study will be carefully selected with
criteria including community activitiy
in waste conversion to energy and a
desire to distribute such studies
throughout the state.
If the bill passes, it will empower the
natural resources commission to spend
$490,000 on a "resource recovery
education grant program." The com-
mission is looking for recipients with
substantial commitment to the
education project.
Another example of the bill's function
is the recycling and composing capital
grant program. The program would
support recycling efforts by both
municipal governments and private en-
tities. The commission would spend no
more than $1 million pn the program.
The commission would not only sup-
port the capital costs of recycling; they
would allocate $500,000 for a recycling
operational grant program and a com-
posting operational grant program, the
bill said.
IN ADDITION, $50,000 would be spent
on a household hazardous waste
disposal program.
"The program shall assist
municipalities in projects that educate
citizens as to methods of household
hazardous waste reduction and disposal
option, promote the safe handling of
household hazardous waste, or dispose
of household hazardous waste at a state
or federally permitted or licensed
hazardous waste treatment, storage, or
disposal facility," the bill said.
The Natural Resources Commission
would spend $1 million on a program to
"determine the extent of groundwater
contamination associated with the
sanitary landfills and open dumps and
the need for remedial actions on those

Two kidnapped in Lebanon


BEIRUT, Lebanon - Gunmen kidnapped a British journalist yesterday
near Beirut, and a Lebanese underground group said it abducted a French-
man who was reported missing in the northern port of Tripoli.
The Lebanese Armed Revolutionary factions demanded that a comrade
jailed in France be freed within 48 hours in exchange for the Frenchman,
Gilles Peyrolles. He was the fourth French citizen to be kidnapped in
Lebanon since Friday.
Eight Westerners have disappeared in Lebanon since March 14.
A U.N. official, who asked not to be identified, said Briton Alec Collett, 63,
was in Lebanon on a special writing assignment for the U.N. Relief and
Works Agency. He said gunmen stopped Collett's car about 2 p.m. near the
Khalde junction south of the capital.
The gunmen took Collet away in a car, the U.N. official said, leaving
behind an Austrian traveling with him. Officials of the U.N. agency in Vien-
na identified the Austrian as Fritz Heindl, an employee of the refugee agen-
Contractor reduces bills to U.S.
WASHINGTON - General Dynamics, criticized for charging country club
costs and dog kennel bills to the Pentagon, told Congress yesterday it is
reducing its bills to the government by $23 million.
Even so, the nation's biggest defense contractor drew more complaints
from congressmen.
The latest criticism involves allegations that General Dynamics was in-
volved in a conflict of interest by hiring an assistant secretary of the Navy
and that the company overlooked warnings that its Electric Boat division
was performing poorly in building Navy submarines.
General Dynamics chairman David Lewis denied to the House Commerce
investigations subcommittee'that the firm was involved in conflict of .in-
terest and said it had tried to improve the Electric Boat yard.
However, Lewis acknowledged that the company's oversight of'its billing
practices was sloppy and "left much to be desired."
Three weeks ago, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger suspended
overhead payment of $35 million to General Dynamics for 30 days until the
Pentagon could investigate billing practices.
Soviet diplomat defects to U.S.
NEW DELHI, India - Indian authorities expressed "serious concern"
yesterday over the defection of a New Delhi-based Soviet diplomat to the
United States and demanded that U.S. officials provide full details of the
The U.S. Embassy confirmed that Igor Gezha, 37, an attache in the infor-
mation department of the Soviet Embassy in New Delhi, had defected.
"A diplomat of the Soviet Embassy in New Delhi has requested and been
granted political asylum by the U.S. government at a point outside India,"
U.S. press attache William Miller said. "He is safe and well in the United
Gezha, who had been in India for about six years and was about to return
to Moscow for a new assignment, failed to return home from his morning
walk March 17. his disappearance was not reported until 12 hours after he
was last seen by his wife and 10-year-old daughter.
The Soviet Embassy suggested that Gezha was spiritedut of the country
against his will.
Nearly all Ohio S&Ls reopen
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virtually all of the Ohio savings and loans ordered
closed due to a banking emergency reopened yesterday. Some reported long
lines, but most said business was returning to normal.
Meanwhile, a state lawmaker was finishing work on legislation designed
to speed up the acquisition of Home State Savings Bank, the Cincinnati-
based thrift who closing on March 9 after a three-day run on deposits
triggered the crisis.
Checks with the savings and loans showed all but a few of the 69 thrift in-
stitutions that were closed March 15 were opened by yesterday. Lines were
reported outside at least three Cincinnati-area thrifts, but there were no
signs of the panic that had prompted the closings 10 days earlier.
Lines were reported yesterday outside Oakmont Savings and Loan and at
Charter Oak Savings Association in Cincinnati.
Bostonians clash on handgun bill
BOSTON - Thousands of gun owners and handgun control advocates ex-
changed verbal fire at the Statehouse yesterday as they lobbied for and
against numerous firearms bills before a legislative committee.
Hundreds of sportsmen, many wearing orange National Rifle Association
hats, jammed the Statehouse front steps to proclaim their right to bear ar- 4
"The media doesn't want to lose its right to free speech, but they don't give
a damn about our right to bear arms," Michael Yancino of the Gun Owners'
Action League shouted through a bullhorn to the crowd on the steps.
The group chanted "We want the Duke," but aides to Gov. Michael
Dukakis said he would hold no official meeting with them.
At a competing news conference, paraplegic Ronald Beilicki of Hyannis
urged the passage of stricter handgun controls, telling reporters he was shot
as he was getting into a cab two years ago in Portsmouth, Va.
"My assailant went free, but I got the chair," he said from his wheelchair.

Student may pursue trial
(Continued from Page 1)

research laboratory of electrical
engineering Prof. George Haddad in
the East Engineering Building. The
following day, she was accepted to a
study-abroad program at the Univer-
sity of Freiburg. For the last seven
months she has been studying in Ger-
Goode, who was contacted by the
Daily while vacationing in Jerusalem,
said she wasn't sure if she would let the
incident blow over, or try to bring the
case to trial when she returns to An-
Arbor next fall.

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"I'M REALLY not sure," she said.
"I don't know what the scene is like
back there."
She said if the issue of military
research is lively when she returns, she
might pursue her case. But if there is a
more pressing issue which she feels
strongly about, she said she may devote
her time to it.
The mood on campus and the advice
of defense attorney Donald Koster, she
said, will have a lot to do with her
KOSTER WOULD not comment on
the advice he will give Goode in the fall.
Goode said she wanted to be in Ann
Arbor for the trial becuase "the out-
come of the trial will be important for
politics on campus."
But studying in West Germany was a
"once in a lifetime opportunity" she
couldn't pass up..
Her original trial date was scheduled
for mid-August. She said she was plan-
ning to appear in court, but when the
trial was postponed until November,
she knew she would not be there.
Nancy Aronoff, an LSA senior, one of
the demonstrators found guilty in
January,,said she wished Goode could
have been with themsat the trial to ex-
perience the feeling of group solidarity,
but it was a personal decision only Goode
could make. Although Goode did not go
through the trial with the rest of the
group, she had the opportunity to wit-
ness all the anti-nuclear demon-
strations in West Germany this year,
Aronoff added.
In February, three of the protesters
served sentences handed down by the
judge after they were found guilty at
their January trial.
Presiding Judge George Alexander
declared a mistrial in the case of the
other seven demonstrators in March
when the jury could not reach a
unanimous decision. The case is
scheduled to be retried in May.

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