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City to send Juigalpa garbage truck
By KERY MURAKAMI
Members of Ann Arbor's Sister City Task
Force will try raising $35,000 to send a new
garbage truck to Juigalpa, Nicaragua. But high
costs may delay granting the gift for at least a
Task force members decided on the truck
Thursday because Juigalpan officials said it was
their greatest need during a recent trip there by
Ann Arbor delegates.
Gregory Fox, a delegate and task force
member, felt funding an orphanage would better
illustrate the brutality of the war in Nicaragua.
"But (the truck is) what the Juigalpans said they
needed most, and we felt that was more
important," he said.
Juigalpa currently owns two garbage trucks,
said delegate Jack Eckroad, but because both are
often broken, garbage is sometimes left in the
streets for up to a week. The problem is
exacerbated by the absence of a sewage system
in Juigalpa, resulting in some human
excrement mingling with the garbage.
According to Eckroad, a local health and
nutrition expert, the garbage attracts flies which
in turn spread diarrhea. Diarrhea coupled with
malnourishment is the leading cause of death
among Juigalpan children, he said.
It has not yet been determined how the task
force will raise the funds for the truck and its
delivery, Fox said. Owing to high costs, he
said, the task force will probably solicit money
through mailings, bucket drives, and raffle
The task force has so far collected about
$4,000, in addition to about $2,000 in city
matching funds, said task force member Jim
Burchell. The city has pledged to contribute $1
for every $2 collected.
Task force members are also seeking
alternatives to buying the truck in Nicaragua.
Trucks are more expensive in Nicaragua than in
such nearby countries as Panama, Eckroad said,
because Nicaragua imports all of its heavy
"Some of the delegates have been joking
about driving the truck there from here, but
that's not really practical," Fox said.
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are negotiating with.
The low-cost, non-profit book-
store was startedin 1970 by stu-
dents concerned with what they
considered the high price of books
and school supplies in Ann Arbor.
According to Self, the store's
financial problems began when the
Citizen's Trust Bank refused to
extend its credit last month. In Jan -
uary 1985 the University Cellar
opened a line of credit with the
bank, allowing it to borrow
$700,000 at the beginning of a
book rush and then repay it a few
weeks later. The store could then
borrow more money before the next
Citizen's Trust Vice President
Jim Hitchinson refused to say why
the credit was discontinued, but Self
said bank officials were concerned
about the store's $1,000 loss last
year, and its unorthodox manage-
ment structure. Seven University
students currently serve on the
store's governing board.
Upon learning that the store's
credit was cut off, employees took
an 18 percent pay cut, saving the
store $1,000, but loan requests were
again rejected by several banks. The
store also suspended buying back
books and began a 10 to 50 percent
discount sale last week.
Self said the store is currently
negotiating with another Ann Arbor
bookstore to open a book-buying
stand in the University Cellar so
that students coming to sell books
do not have to "lug their books
back across campus again." She
wouldn't say whether the store is
negotiating with the Michigan
Union Bookstore or with Ulrich's,
but said an announcement would be
made early this week.
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U.S. aids Honduran troops
in Nicaragua border clash
WASHINGTON - U.S. helicopters began airlifting Honduran:
troops yesterday to within 25 miles of a battle betweeen Honduras and
about 700 Nicaraguan troops that have crossed the countries' border, a
State Department official said.
No Americans were involved in the fighting, and they were under:
orders to remain at least 25 miles away, in keeping with congressional
restrictions on the use of U.S. forces in fighting along the border
between Honduras and Nicaragua, saidthe official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity.
The Nicaraguan soldiers were reported to have crossed the border into
Honduran territory Saturday afternoon and set fire to three deserted
Honduran President Jose Azcona Hoyo said on a national radio
broadcast that he had asked for and received approval to use U.S. aircraft
to ferry Honduran reinforcements to the battle.
Officials praise Reagan's
speech, want clarification
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both parties welcomed
yesterday President Reagan's concession that mistakes were made in
carrying out his policy of arms sales to Iran, but they urged him to
move further and faster in disclosing details of the transactions.
"The right strategy is, No. 1, to come up front," said Sen. Ernest
Hollings (D-S.C.). "The president is moving in that direction. He said
yesterday that he thought some mistakes had been made. That's quite a
Other prominent Democratic lawmakers, as well as members of th
president's own party, echoed the sentiments voiced by Hollings, who
has been one of Reagan's harshest critics in the weeks since the series
of transactions, including up to $30 million in clandestine payments td
Nicaraguan rebels, began to come to light.
Israeli troops shoot youth
BETHLEHEM, Occupied West Bank - Israeli troops shot and
wounded a Palestinian youth yesterday as protesters pelted soldiers with
rocks in a dozen towns and refugee camps, military and Palestinian
Israeli sodiers have killed three Palestinian youths since Thursday.
Violence spread yesterday to four Israeli university campuses, where
hundreds of Jewish and Arab students protested in solidarity with
Palestinians of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The largest
protest was at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, where soldiers used tear
gas to quell the demonstration.
Five Israeli buses were stoned in Jerusalem and the West Bank, with
four Israeli passengers injured, the army said.
Palestinian teen-agers blocked main roads with burning tires, threw
stones, and waved PLO flags in demonstrations in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, home for 1.4 million Palestinians and more than 50,000
Cancer death rate decreases
WASHINGTON - The death rate from cancer is decreasing for
Americans under age 55 despite a slow increase in the incidence of the
disease in this age group, reports the National Cancer Institute.
The agency, in its annual statisticsreview to be issued today,
attributes much of the 7 percent decline in the death rate for the group
from 1975 to 1984 to advances in cancer treatment.
Dr. Vincent DeVita, director of the institute, said the death rate drop
from 38.2 percent per 100,000 population to 3527 per 100,000 is
evident for every age group under 55. About 24 percent of all newly
diagnosed cancers occur in these age groups.
"People under 55 have a higher overall five-year relative survival rate
for cancer than older patients, indicating that we're being particularly
successful in treating these patients," DeVita said.
The relative five-year survival rate- the percentage of patients
surviving five years after their cancer is diagnosed- for those under age
55 is 59 percent.
Perot risks criticizing GM
DETROIT - Computer magnate H. Ross Perot, risking slightly
more than 1 percent of the $700 million he received for his General
Motors Corp. stock, publicly labeled GM again yesterday as stagnant
"I just don't want to be a part of an organization that's closing
plants, laying people off," Perot said during an interview on the ABC-
TV program "Today's Business."
"I want to be part of an organization that's growing, dynamic, and
creating jobs," Perot said in the interview, taped last week for broadcast
yesterday. "Only one way to do it- make the best cars in the world,
sell them at a competitive price."
Perot granted the TV interview despite a clause in his buyout
agreement with GM that contained a $7.5 million penalty if he further
criticized the No.1 automaker.
Perot alluded to the no-criticism clause, saying a fund drive was
being created to cover the penalty if imposed.
Tally Hall condo
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David Reilly, Tally Hall
manager, would not answer ques-
In addition, three other local
condominium complexes - Power
and Sloan plazas, and Number One
Main Street - "take a lot of the
demand away" for more condomin-
iums, Collins said.
Collins estimates it will be a
year or two before other developers
approach the city with a proposal to
purchase the "air rights" to build on
top of Tally Hall.
Dennis Dahlmann, a Tally Hall
developer who worked on acquiring
the building site and gathering
financial backing, recently sold his
share in the building to four
remaining developers for some-
where in the "six-figure range," said
Joe Slavik, a Tally Hall developer.
Dahlmann could not be reached for
Slavik, along with Ron Slavik,
Mel Rosenhaus and David Robin-
son, are the remaining developers
and investors in the mall.
According to store merchants,
Tally Hall has overcome some of
the problems that plagued it since
its opening in July.
Early in the fall, Reilly said
advertising had been "overlooked"
and that there were some delays in
completing promotional cam-
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Medical students raise
money for children
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The society was formed in 1914
as an honorary society but has
evolved into a service organization
with 170 members. The organiza-
tion is named after Clarissimus
Galens, who lived from 130 to 200
A.D. Galens' discoveries and theo -
ries dominated medical thought for
more than 1,500 years.
Tag Days began in 1927 to raise
money to aid the children in Uni-
Volunteers shivered in the cold
throughout the drive, trying to get
passersby to contribute money.
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"People try and avoid you, or are
really receptive to you," said Alan
Mishra, who was canvassing by the
West Engineering Arch.
Darius Mehregan, a third-year
medical student collecting by the
bus stop at C.C. Little revealed his
collection tactics, saying, "Some of
them still give if you corner them."
Students' feelings about the
drive are mixed, but most are
positive. "It's hard to get money
out of people, but it's a good
cause," said engineering senior
Mary McAuliffe. "It's a really sorry
day when they have to harass
everybody until they give money...
it doesn't say a lot for the people
Some students donated, but
weren't sure what the drive was for.
"I didn't know what they were
about, but everyone else had a tag,
so I figured it must be worthwhile,"
said Gerry Padnos, an engineering
sophomore. By Saturday, it seemed
almost everyone sported a tag on
The volunteers feel strongly
about their cause.
"You wouldn't believe how
much the kids like it. It's not
bullshit. Just to see a little kid
come in (to the Galens room) in a
wheelchair and have something to
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