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Martin
Continued from Page 1
conservative member of the council.
Though her beliefs don't
correspond to Ann Arbor's liberal
mainstream, Martin has long been
an active and enthusiastic participant
locally. After graduating from
Eastman Music Conservatory in
Rochester, New York, Martin and
her late husband came to Ann Arbor
when he joined the engineering
faculty. That was 30 years ago.
She applied her talent and training
fQr several.years locally as a harpist
in the Plymouth orchestra.
BEFORE being elected to city
council, Martin's experience was
largely in the Ann Arbor public
school system. She was a PTO and
school board member in the late-
1970s and worked with the United
Way.
Longtime-friend Lou Anne Tasch
and her husband Richard have known
Martin since the 1950s when both
moved to Ann Arbor.
Lou Anne Tasch describes Martin
as "a great woman. She's a very
intelligent woman who goes all out
in anything she does."
MARTIN'S many years in Ann
Arbor make her effective on city
council, Tasch said. "When you've
been around a place as long as we
have, you really know what's going
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on," she said.
Martin's knowledge of the city
was one reason she decided to
participate in city politics. When
former councilmember Dick Deem
retired a year ago, Martin decided to
run for the seat he vacated. Although
her ward had elected a Democrat the
previous year, Martin won by a wide
margin.
As one of four Republicans on
Ann Arbor's 11 member city
council, Martin is a self-proclaimed
voice of fiscal conservatism.
She has for example, urged the
city to find money in its general
fund to perform services such as
filling potholes rather than asking
voters to approve new millages.
AND TO DO the best possible
job of filling potholes, Martin
believes the council shouldn't divert
its attention from local issues.
While council Democrats have
proposed resolutions dealing with
national or international issues,
Martin believes the city should
concentrate on keeping its spending
at a reasonable level.
"I balance my checkbook right
down to the cent, and I believe the
the city should do the same with its
budget," Martin said.
Shortly after being elected to city
council, for instance, she found
herself part of the debate over
whether to renew Ann Arbor's sister
city relationship with Juigalpa,
Nicaragua.
DEMOCRATS supporting the
resolution pointed out that Ann
Arbor residents had voted for the
sister city in a referendum the year
before and that it served as a
symbolic statement against Contra
aid. But Martin said local concerns
should come first; her constituents
had told her they did not consider

Contra aid a local issue.
"Everytime they (constituents)
run over a pothole, they wonder:
what are we doing in Nicaragua?"
Martin said. Her view prevailed on
this issue when Mayor Gerald
Jernigan, a Republican, vetoed the
resolution.
Mary Reilly, chair of the local
Democratic party and Martin's
opponent in the 1987 council
election, said Martin's limited view
of the role of city council is off
base. "In Washington, they do listen
to us," Reilly said. She added, "I
think the (Republican) leadership is
making a big mistake" by refusing
to consider broader issues.
Seth Hirshorn, a Democrat who
represents Second Ward along with
Martin, argued that her fiscal
conservatism reflects a refusal to
support worthwhile programs and
services, rather than a knowledge of
the city budgetary process.
"I DON'T THINK that she's
shown any skills in the budgetary
process," Hirshorn said. "Her only
skill is in saying 'no.' "
Martin explained why she
frequently disagrees with Democratic
proposals: "Many of the Democrats
have the same views as the old
Human Rights Party."
In the early seventies, two
members of the Human Rights Party

raised controversy not only by
supporting what many considered
radical stances, but also because they
would appear shoeless and order
pizza during meetings, Martin said.
MARTIN acknowledges "the
current group has better manners"
than its HRP predecessors, but
believes their views are often
similar. Another disagreement be-
tween Martin and the Democrats is
the question of whether the city
council should monitor the police
department.
Council Democrats called for a
review board to supervise police
activities after several people alleged
that police were unnecessarily
violent in dispersing a crowd during
last summer's art fair.
Martin maintained that the police
were not at fault in the incident.
DESPITE her criticism of
council Democrats, Martin said she
serves on city council not to advance
a ideological agenda, but to provide a
service to her community.
Mayor Jernigan said Martin's
input has been valuable in city
debates involving the budget and she
is becoming increasingly effective as
she gains experience on council.
"She is almost daily becoming
more attuned to how council works
and becoming a more important
force on council," Jernigan said.

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- Foreign Minister Jorge Abadia
charged yesterday that U.S. military
maneuvers along the Panama Canal
were "a prelude to an armed invasion
of Panama."
Abadia told a news conference that
exercises begun over the weekend by
the U.S. Southern Command were
"acts of arrogance that are intoler-
able" and that Panama was "suffering
the aggression of a foreign colossus."
The United States has been calling
for the removal of Panama's military
dictator, Gen. Manuel Noriega, who
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administration has stepped up its
criticism of Noriega since he orch-
estrated the removal of President Eric
Delvalle on Feb. 26.
But a spokesperson for the South-
ern Command, speaking on condition
of anonymity, denied any hostile
intent in the 5-week-long maneuvers,
saying they were regularly scheduled
annual exercises. They involve about
600, soldiers from U.S. military
installations in Panama and U.S.
National Guard members.
Abadia said Panama "cannot
interpret... (the maneuvers) as any-
thing but the prelude to an armed
invasion of Panama and if we are
mistaken let them demonstrate we are
mistaken."
Dennis McAuliffe, administrator
of the Panama Canal Commission,
reported that the canal is operating
normally, though U.S.-Panamanian
tension has caused strain on canal
workers.
"No slowdown, no work stop-
page, no troubles, no problems per-
taining to payment," he said.
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Anti-Israeli violence escalates
MAZRAA SHARQIYA, Occupied West Bank - Arabs stabbed a man
accused of aiding Israel and dumped the corpse at his mother's door
yesterday, the fourth anti-Israeli killing by Arabs in Israel and the
occupied West Bank in two days.
Monday, three Palestinian guerillas hijacked a commuter bus in
Dimona, Israel, killing three Israelis and wounding nine others before
being shot to death by police.
Also yesterday, Israeli gunfire killed Khader Mohammed Hamiden, a
Palestinian businessman, reported residents of Mazraa Sharciya. The
Israeli army confirmed Hamideh's death but said it was investigating the
circumstances.
Hospital officials in Nablus said three Arab protesters were wounded
by Israeli gunfire, but the army said a Jewish settler shot one of them
after the settler's car was stoned in the Balata refugee camp.
FAA to intensify inspections
WASHINGTON - Commuter airlines which carried nearly 30
million people last year are being targeted for stepped-up inspections by
the Federal Aviation Administration after having fatal accidents causing
56 deaths since November.
The agency announced the special inspections of the commuters,
which normally fly aircraft of 30 or fewer seats, at a news conference
yesterday. It said about 20 per cent of the 173 commuter carriers are
expected to be singled out for particularly close scrutiny.
FAA Administrator Allan McArtor told the news conference that the
agency is concerned because of the rash of commuter accidents in late
1987 and early this year, after the industry had its safest year in 1986.
The seven accidents over a four-month period so far appear to have
nothing in common in terms of cause, said McArtor.
Official criticizes AIDS report
LONDON - The World Health Organization's chief AIDS
investigator said yesterday that sex experts William Masters and Virginia
Johnson were "irresponsible" for suggesting AIDS can be transmitted by
casual social contact.
Dr. Jonathan Mann, the American director of WHO's Global Program
on AIDS, challenged the noted sex researchers to produce scientific
evidence or admit they were indulging in "idle speculation."
"If it's just theorizing, then I think they have done us all a grave
disservice," Mann told reporter at the First International Conference on
the Global Impact of AIDS.
In a new book, Masters and Johnson claim U.S. health officials have
understated the extent of AIDS among heterosexuals t avoid public
panic. They also say that AIDS might be transmitted by casual contact
such as from a toilet seat or a waiter's bleeding finger.
U.S. may not have to pay
families in Challenger 'suit
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government contributed 40 percent to
settlements for two Challenger astronauts who worked for the
government, but it now stands to provide nothing to settle with the
families of three colleagues who also were federal employees.
The reasons for the disparities are the Justice Department's
determination to use the same financial yardsticks for survivors of all
seven astronauts who died on the space shuttle and a legal strategy
designed to protect the government's immunity from being sued directly
by the relatives of federal military or civilian employees who die on the
job.
EXTRAS
Teacher, scientist, linguist
debate value of specialities
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A teacher, a scientist and a linguist are
adrift at sea with only enough food and water for one to survive before
their raft reaches an island inhabited by a primitive civilization.
Who should be allowed to survive to enlighten the nbatives?
The question of which field of learning is the most important may be
as sticky as the one involving the chicken and the egg, but three
professors took it on during a "raft debate" at the University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga.
"If I'm saved, we can wear something besides animal skins," said
Thomas Waddell, a chemistry professor who opened the debate by saying
that he knew how to make aspirin, antibiotics, and synthetic fabrics.
But Eugene Bartoo, the school's head of curriculum and instruction,

doubted the value of polyester leisure suits, and said his ability to train
others to teach made his speciality the most valuable.
Reed Sanderlin, and English prof. and language specialist, argued that
without a means to translate thoughts into written words, the island's
residents would have difficulty teaching others.
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