The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 16, 1986 - Page 3
Campus blackouts to continue
By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC
Blackouts which were reported
along several'campus walkways last
week still have not been repaired,
although Detroit Edison has been
working on the problem since last
Detroit Edison supervisor Ron
Mason said crews have been working
overtime on the problem, but repairs
have been delayed because emergen-
cy jobs elsewhere took precedence
last week. Also, this week's snow
stopped work temporarily because
Edison crews are not required by
their contract to work while it is
MASON SAID that although the
cause of the outages has not been
found, the problems are probably the
result of cable damage caused by
crews which have been installing
phone lines for the University's new
phone system during the last several
Streetlights are out on South
University in front of the LSA
building, on both sides of Maynard
Street, around Betsy Barbour and
Helen Newberry residence halls, and
much of Regents Plaza. Also several
lights were reported to be out near the
corner of Hubbard and Stone roads on
Mason said he cannot estimate
when the lights will be fixed, since the
cables could be damaged at any point
beneath the ground and are probably
broken in several places.
Some damage has been found and
repaired, but the lights are still out
and the workers are looking for more
"THE CREW is about as frustrated
as we are," Mason said. "You can
eliminate one (fault in the cable), and
still you don't get the lights on. It's
like replacing Christmas tree bulbs."
Explaining that his crew is doing its
best to correct the problem, Mason
said, "when the lights aren't burning,
we aren't making any money either."
This is the second wave of lighting
problems since work began on the
new phone lines. Last October cable
damage caused by even greater
blackouts on campus, including on the
Meanwhile, University and Detroit
Edison officials say there is not much
that can be done to prevent such
problems in the future.
The possibility of backup lighting to
be used in cases where a large area of
lights goes out is not feasible, accor-
ding to Public Safety Director Leo
Heatley said putting backup lights
around campus would be expensive
and difficult, since no one can predict
where or when a blackout might oc-
cur. Instead, Heatley said he thought
it would be much simpler if Detroit
Edison could get the lights repaired
"I would think (Detroit Edison)
would be able to get them back on
sooner," Heatley said.
HEATLEY SAID the lighting
problems have hindered the Univer-
sity's ongoing efforts to improve and
expand lighting on campus. High
pressure sodium lights, which give off
orange light, are slowly being
replaced with more effective mercury
vapor lights, which give off a bluish
"We have been so busy trying to
keep existing lighting on that we
haven't had time to deal with these
new issues," Heatley said.
Last fall subcontractors who were
working in the area were notified of
the problems. When a company is
found to have done cable damage,
they are charged for the cost of the
repairs by Detroit Edison.
Remi Coolsaet, superintendant for
R.L. Coolsaet Construction Company,
one of the subcontractors which has
been working on the new phone lines,
said his crews are instructed to be
careful not to damage cables.
Workers are warned not to damage
the cables because they may elec-
trocute themselves or blow up a near-
by home by damaging the gas lines,
Coosaet said. But workers do not
always know when they have
damaged a cable, and if the cable is
buried before the .repairs are done
then the repairs are delayed and more
costly, he said.
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Student trudges past Angell Hall at the start of winter term.
It's Dollar Night with D.J.'s Dorian Deaver and The Wizard at the Nec-
tarine Ballroom, 510 E. Liberty.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - La Doce Vita, 7 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Michigan Theater Foundation - Amadeus, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Music at Midday - Amy Wright, violin, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton room.
School of Music - Recital, piano, Eric Ruple, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Ark - Peter "Madcat" Ruth, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
Museum of Anthropology - Loring Brace, "Modern Human Origins:
Perspectives from Archaeological and Physical Anthropology," noon,
room 2009, Museums Bldg.
Finance Club - Chris Steffen, 4:15 p.m., Hale Auditorium.
Japanese Studies - Brown bag lunch, Nancy Hennigar, "State of
Michigan Business Efforts in Japan," noon, Commons room, Lane Hall.
Biology - Kathryn Tosney, "Guidance of Growth Cones in the
Developing Chick Hind Limb," noon, room 1139, Nat. Sci. Bldg.
Career Planning and Placement - Securing an Internship/Summer
job, 4:10 p.m., MLB 4.
Chemistry - Raoul Kopelman, "Heterogeneous Kinetics: Sur-risingly
Large Reaction Orders (Experiments), Mathematical Poisoning of
Catalysis (Theory), and a 'Fractal' Maxwell Demon (Simulations)," 4
p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Graduate School of Business Administration - Kathryn E. Stecke,
"Procedures to Determine Both Appropriate Production Ratios and
Minimum Inventory Requirements to Maintain These Ratios in Flexible
Manufacturing Systems," 3:40 p.m., room 1006, Paton Center.
Hillel - Benny Schwartz, Israel information, 10 a.m., Hillel.
Ophthy./Psych./Physiol./Bioengineering - John McReynolds,
"Report on the 8th Annual Taniouchi International Symposium on Visual
Science," 12:15 p.m., room 2032, Neurosci. Bldg.
Linguistics - Robbins Burling, "The Advantages of Complexity in the
Evolution of the Human Capacity for Language," noon, room 3050, Frieze
Continuing Education of Women - Carolyn Sampsell, "Research
Series in Adult Development: Postpartum Marital Satisfaction," noon,
350 S. Thayer.
University Council - 4 p.m., room 3909.
Regents - Monthly meeting, 1 p.m.; Public comments session, 4 p.m.,
Huron Valley Rocket Society - 7:30 p.m., Aerospace Engineering
Muslim Student Assoc. - Coffee hour, "Islam and the West: Making of
an Image," part I, noon, Henderson room, League.
Archery Club - 7 p.m., Coliseum.
Center for New Work - Phil Bergmann, 6 p.m., Canterbury House.
MSA Minority Affairs Committee - 7 p.m., room 3909, Union.
International Center - International Neighbors meeting, Mary Ann
Rankin, American crafts, 9:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church.
University Alcoholics Anonymous - noon, room 3200, Union.
International Center - Reception for foreign students, 3:30 p.m., In-
Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Program - Training seminar, 7 p.m.,
Billiards and Games Room - ACU-I Campus Games Tournament
registration, noon, Union.
University Club - Soundstage, student entertainment.
Women in Communications - January Kickoff, 7:30 p.m., Kuenzel
Recreational Sports - Introductory cross-country ski waxing clinic,
7:30 p.m., room 2230, CCRB.
Student Wood and Craft Shop - Safety class for shop users, session 2, 3
League - International night, Mexico, 5 p.m., cafeteria, League.
University Club - Buffet, 11:30 a.m.
Scottish Country Dancers - Beginners, 7 p.m.; intermediates, 8 p.m.,
Forest Hills Comm. Center.
His House Christian Fellowship - Bible study, 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
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educator programs such as this are
important adding that she was one of
the first peer counselors for the
University in 1975 when she did asser-
tiveness training programs.
The workshops were sparsely at-
tended last semester. "It never starts
out big," Steiner said. "You've got to
appeal to people's self-interest. That
is something we have to do to get the
education programs off the ground."
Steiner, whose responsibility it is to
coordinate the efforts of counseling
services and other groups on campus
who counsel women, has 10 years of
experience in politics and women's
issues. Most recently she was coor-
dinating grassroots lobbying groups
for Planned Parenthood. Before that,
she worked for the American Civil
Liberties Union as their executive
director in Tennessee, as a lobbyist on
women's rights and reproductive
health issues, and field coordinator
for the national grassroots lobbying
SHE ALSO spent three years as a
community organizer for Association
of Community Organizations for
"I think my work in this area may
be what makes me feel prepared for
this," she said. She added that she is
looking forward to applying her skills
as an activist, lobbyist, and ad-
ministrator to her new position in the
Members of the hiring committee
are pleased with the selection of
Steiner for the job. "I think she will be
a real activist with a lot of finesse and
understanding of how to get things
done," Marvin Parnes, the associate
director of housing said last week.
Steiner spent the first six months of
1985 living on a farm 12 miles outside
Florence, Italy on sabbatical. "I
didn't do anything but relax, eat,
drink wine, look at wonderful art, and
have a good time with the people,"
she said, adding that now she has a lot
of energy to pour into the center.
Classes in ballet,
modern, jazz, tap,
beginning January 13
For current class
Blanchard proposes cuts,
but more ed. spending
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about $19 million short of the Univer-
That would mean another tight
budget for the University, said
Richard Kennedy, vice president for
Last year, state approriations were
about $17 million less than the
University's request. The University
relies on the state for more than half
of its operating budget.
At his press conference yesterday,
Blanchard said "I believe a hold-the-
line budget is necessary to continue
our solvency and to assure our finan-
Republican lawmakers were
angered by the lack of details in Blan-
chard's budget, but Democrats stood
Senator Harry Gast (R-St. Joseph)
complained that the proposed budget
didn't specify how individual depar-
tments would be affected.
"We hear it from you (reporters)
one day, then the next day we march
over like toy soldiers to hear it from
the governor," he said.
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