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Page 2 --The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 24, 1987____________________________

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As ac
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Engineering offici
ontinued from Page i) However, all of MEPO's efforts
to Scott, is that three are not only in undergraduate
any minorities are gradu- education. About half of their energy
the engineering school goes into pre-college work and
past. outreach programs.
ive had a consorted effort "(MEPO) has a simple goal. That
sincel969," added Gulari. is to increase minority participation
tting our heart into it. It's in Engineering and Science. The
rvice." primary goal is to increase minority
mically, MEPO helps enrollment at (the University)," said
ck classes and organizes Gulari, in reference to
d study groups. communicating with high school
consulting center, th e students.
supplies minorities with Washtenaw County, Detroit, and
) increase their self- Flint school systems are involved in
and keep interests high. the pre-college activities, which
also supplies needy include Saturday and Sunday visits
tudents with financial to the college. The students tour labs
ifty percent of minority and speak to professors.
ceive some sort of schol- In addition, MEPO co-sponsors
ugh the MEPO, which many in-school activities at the high
olarship funds from schools which is part of their
s and alumni. outreach program. The activities,
paid a lot of attention to such as science fairs and pre-
nts succeed or don't suc- engineering classes, are designed to
Scott, who is now in his increase enthusiasm and knowledge
s MEPO director. about engineering.

als vie for grant

The rest of the outreach program
consists of a summer in which high
school students come to campus and
participate in academic programs
ranging from one day to four weeks.
"The summer program activities
and the activities we have been
involved with on a pre-college level
are for students that have the past
and the background that could
eventually lead them to engin-
eering," said Scott.

Compiled from Associated Press reports

Some of the funds that MEPO
utilizes come from state and federal
resources. The college will soon be
awarded a state grant from the
Selective Student Service from the
Michigan Department of Education.
The grant, worth $150,000, is for
one year.
Officials plan to put the money
towards increasing the percentage of
minority students in higher edu-

U.S. to pay
United Nations said yesterday that
Washington will soon pay $90
million in overdue assessments,
enabling the world organization to
pay staff salaries for December.
Francis Giuliani, spokesperson for
the secretary-general, announced over
in-house speakers that the United
States has said informally the total
amount to be paid will not be known

U.N. dues
until Congress votes an appro-
priation in mid-December.
"In the meantime, the United
States will pay $100 million," he
said, including $10 million already
The U.S. Mission said it was
unable to confirm Giuliani's state-
ments and there was no official

Reporter discovers inaccessibility for
(Continued from Page 1)
design law concern, not a civil rights 'The day ended ... my hands and
concern' olAYeA~r n~~~lv~~,Ar n

Under the Michigan Handicappe
Civil Rights Act, section four,
educational institution shall not "d
criminate in any manner in the f
utilization of or benefit from thei
stitution... because of a handicap.
or because of the use by an individi
of adaptive devices or aids."
King said because there is a cc
tradiction between the civil rights a
calling for a full barrier free en
ronment, and the barrier free desi
rule, which only requires buildin
built or renovated after 1974 to1
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2 PEPSIS. 12" X 12"
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sleeves were covei
an my arms were sore

D from wheeling.'
- Carrie Loranger
Daily staff writer

- - barrier free, most institutions abide by entrance but does not have an acces-
ual the more lenient law. sible bathroom. The women's bath-
Another area of concern is rest room has an outer waiting room, but
n- rooms. I found that most buildings the door to the sink and toilet area is
ct, that provide accessible entrances also too small to get a wheelchair through.
Vi- provide at least one accessible bath- The building, which has housed
gn room. the Daily since the 1930s, also does
tgs The Student Publications Building, not have an elevator, making it im-
be for example, provides an accessible possible to get upstairs to the Daily
Twenty-seven of the 126
University buildings do not have
toilets accessible to wheelchair users,
D) B u y s according to the DSS survey.
Many buildings, even if they are
accessible,.are not required by law to
- ------.--- - post signs indicating where the en-
trances or bathrooms are located.
en FREE I I went to the East University side
DELIVERY | of the East Engineering building and
wheeled to the Church Street side of
'Pi-zd NORTH CAMPUS1 the building to find the ramp entrance.
995-9101 Inside the building, there are two
first floor bathrooms which are too
3ICILIAN TRAY I small to accommodate a wheelchair.
One Coupon Per Person A woman who happened to know that
Not Accepted at there was an accessible bathroom on
or Dine-In at *the third floor saved us from searching
OX g I nnCa s all the other floors.
........ ..... In some buildings, such as the
' --- -- - - '- - - -i natural science building, the only ac-
cessible entrance is the loading dock
aeeven though the Barier Free
Design Law says "a barrier free build-
ing approach provided in a truck load-
I ing and shipping area shall not be the
tM only barrier free primary entrance to
Ithe facility."
But since the natural science
I I building had not undergone a change
j in use group or occupancy load since
body's I'July 20, 1975, the building was not
ksgiving I required to supply another ramp
$1 off dozen I entrance.
O a: The law says if 50 percent or more
Open Daly't epr1:0nP.M- of the building undergoes such a
ofer Expires 11/29/87 change, the entire building must
comply, if less than 50 percent of the
building isarenovated or changed, only
~ V - -I the changed area must be barrier free.

Currently the University is
renovating more than 50 percent of
the natural science building and the
entire building - except the biology
library - will comply with -the
Barrier Free Design Law, according to
Paul Spradlin, director of the Plant
Extension Office.
Spradlin said the biology library
won't be accessible because there are
plans to move it to the still unbuilt
underground library between the
chemistry and natural science
buildings. There is no scheduled
starting date for the project.:.
Spradlin said the librarians will
provide the service of getting the
books when needed, which is difficult
for whelc hair usersbecause the stacks
are to close together.
Around noon, I reached the Law
School, and I knew of a ramp on the
Monroe Street side of the building.
On the ramp there are two signs
which read "This is a handicap en-
trance, bicycles found chained to the
handrail will be removed by campus
The ramp was steep and hard to get
up, so a friend pushed me. Law says
ramps used as entrances must be five
feet wide and have a slope of one foot
rise to a 12 foot run.
When we came out of the building,
a man was chaining his bicycle to the -
handrail, so I told him not to put his
bike there. He asked why not, and I
said because wheelchair users need the
handrail to pull themselves up the
He responded with "Why don't
they post a sign or something?" I
pointed out the three signs posted on
the wall above the railing.
We went to the basement, which is
actually the top floor of the new law
library, to find a bathroom. A woman
told me to go down a ramp, about 20
feet away and takean elevator down a
floor, then go through the turnstyle of
the library, turn right to the bath-
rooms. There are no signs anywhere
indicating where this bathroom is.
The day ended at 4:00 with my
friends pushing me back to the Daily.
I did not refuse the assistance because
my hands and sleeves were covered
with dirt and my arms were sore from

Negotiators fail to eliminate
arms agreement obstacles
GENEVA - American and Soviet arms experts failed yesterday to
clear all obstacles blocking a superpower treaty on elimination of
intermediate-range nuclear missiles, which is supposed to be signed in
two weeks.
A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said at
least one key issue was unresolved: the designation of a U.S. ballistic
missile plant for Soviets to monitor.
U.S. spokesperson Charles Redman said U.S. and Soviet arms
experts made progress, "but there are still things to be done."
The goal is to resolve the outstanding obstacles today, giving lower-
level negotiators two weeks to draft a finakl text for President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to sign Dec. 9.
U.N. opens Nazi files to public
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations yesterday opened its
archives on Nazi and Japanese war crimes, exposing facts and
allegations about more than 36,000 people, including Kurt Waldheim,.
the body's former secretary-general.
Six researchers from the Nazi-hunting unit of the U.S. Justice
Department were first to enter the office building. They viewed
microfilm of the yellowed and brittle files of the U.N. War Crimes
Commission, which functioned from 1943 to 1949.
Yesterday was the first day for new rules of broad, general access to
the files. Jewish groups and Nazi hunters said they would form research
teams to search the files and extradite and prosecute war criminals.
Governments now have virtually unfettered access and are not bound
to keep the information secret.
Iran attacks ships in Gulf
MANAMA, Bahrain - An Iranian frigate shelled two freighters
bound for Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in attacks yesterday that set both
ablaze, wounded three crew members, and nearly blew the superstructure
off one ship, salvage agents said.
The ships were attacked in the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf's
narrow entrance, after the Iranians asked by radio about their identity,
cargoes, and destinations, the shipping executives said. Iranian vessels
often stop or question vessels passing through Hormuz.
Iran has attacked four commercial ships in three days, apparently in
retaliation for Iraqi air raids on ships in Iranian waters. Iraq has claimed
20 raids in two weeks, of which independent shipping sources have
confirmed 10.
Teacher with AIDS returns
to California classroom
IRVINE, Calif. - A teacher who has AIDS was welcomed back to
school yesterday with hugs and flowers from his hearing-impaired
students after winning a court battle to return to the classroom.
Vincent Chalk said he was gratified by the welcome, although it
didn't surprise him.
The special education instructor won his return with a 9th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday. The court granted an
injunction against the Orange County Department of Education, ruling
it had no grounds to keep Chalk at the desk job he was reassigned to in
Chalk informed the department of his condition after learning he had
the fatal disease in February during a hospitalization for pneumonia.





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Take a dozen of Mrs. Pea
cookies to Mom's for Thanl
Campus Locations:
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1220 S. University
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and enlighi
impressive, and a few of th
Michigan was the firs
to guarantee every child t
and the first to open an S.S
On the downside, Detrc
to get its first bathtub.
The idea for the Mack
bridge wasn't completed u
These and many other
Firsts," put together by ti
library for the state's sesq
Detroit produced Joe L+
championship longer than
The state also made its
Michigan led the nati
police set a maximum sr
12 mph elsewhere.

firsts embarrasses
tens state history
ichigan can brag a lot of firsts, many of them
hem downright embarrassing.
t state to vote to repeal Prohibition, the first
he right to a tax-paid high school education,
.S. Kresge dime store.
oit was founded in 1701 but waited until 1848
inac Bridge was first offered in 1884, but the
until 1957.
tidbits are compiled in a pamphlet "Michigan
the reference department of the Detroit main
-ouis, who held the world heavyweight boxing
anyone else - 11 years and seven days.
mark in the automotive and sports worlds.
on in raising speed limits. In 1907, Detroit
peed limit at 8 mph in business districts, and




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