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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 27, 1988 - Page 3

City council
discusses
construction

BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
Although the Ann Arbor City
Council spent several hours last
night discussing a proposed
development Qf North Main Street,
don't expect any changes to be made
right away.
In fact, even if the council
approves the development, it will
probably be at least several years
before any construction begins.
The area under consideration is
the portion of N. Main which serves
as the northern entrance to the city
from highway M-14. Much of the
property in this area consists of
largely unused city land.
City Planning Director Martin
Overhiser, who described the
proposed $13 million development
as a "huge undertaking," told the
council that a primary reason for the
renovation would be to improve the
facades of existing structures.
"In general, dressing up the
appearance of those buildings is a
primary concern," Overhiser said.
Other aspects of the construction
include:
-Using the existing section of
North Main strictly for one-way,
outbound traffic, and constructing a
separate, inbound road to the west,
thereby improving flow both into
and out of the city;
-Creating more public access to
the Huron River, which lies to the
east of the North Main corridor;

-Possibly building a
sports/recreation complex that might
contain an ice arena;
-Possibly extending the planned
development to include property now
owned by Michcon and Detroit
Edison.
There are two problems which
must be worked out by the council
before it will decide the fate of the
proposed development - funding
and acquiring land that is not
currently owned by the city.,
Overhiser told the council that
much of the money for the project
could come from state and federal
matching funds, but he said Ann
Arbor's chance of receiving such
funds was unclear.
Councilmember Terry Martin (R-
Second Ward) said the most
important concern facing the council
is not money, but obtaining lands
not currently owned by the city.
"The first order of business is to
acquire the property we're talking
about, then we get down to
developing and price," she said.
."There is a feeling among people
that their input hasn't been taken
very seriously," said Councilmember
Ann Marie Coleman (D-First Ward),
a concern which was echoed by other
councilmembers.
Overhiser countered this point,
stating that citizen input played a
large part in the final proposal.

JOHN MUNSON/pail
Kenneth Tubbs unrolls the green carpet for the Duderstadts. Tubbs and the New Lawn Sod Farm areworking to finish the
front lawn before President Duderstadt moves into his new home.
Repairs on Pres. house near end

Dow to develop

BY STEVE KNOPPER
Almost $500,000 worth of renovations
will be near completion when University
President James Duderstadt and his family
move into the President's House Oct. 5 -
just in time for his inaugeration the
following day.
The house - which is the oldest building
on campus - has been undergoing extensive
repairs since August. By next week, the
house should have a ramp for the
handicapped, automatic sprinklers, and
refinished floor and carpeting.
Until then, "We're commuting. We're
coping," said Ann Duderstadt, the president's
wife. Once the Duderstadts move in, they will
have to live with minor repairs and
refurnishing for several months, said
University Director of Plant Extension Paul
Spradlin.
Since the first floor of the house is open

to the public during functions throughout the
year, the University must make it accessible
for the handicapped, Spradlin said.
But some have questioned whether the
money is being utilized productively. "It's
not clear if the administration is planning to
do this in a cost-effective manner - or in an
expensive one, " said LSA junior Zachary
Kittrie, chair of the Michigan Student
Assembly's External Relations Committee.
"This money is not being used correctly as
long as students don't know where it's
going."
Presidential house repairs have attracted
controversy at other college campuses. Last
March, University of Minnesota President
Kenneth Keller resigned after local
newspapers discovered he had spent about
$1.5 million on repairs to Eastcliff, his
school-owned home, said Minnesota Daily
Managing Editor Trout Lowen.

Originally, Keller proposed only $190,000
in repairs to Minnesota's regents, Lowen
said, but he received more money in bits and
pieces until the community discovered the
mishandlings last winter.
The University's Board of Rege'nts
approved plans for the renovations to
Duderstadt's house during its July meeting.
Past presidential transitions have proved to
be an opportune time to renovate the house.
"When it's empty, that's a good time to do
it," said Director of Communications Keith
Molin.
The white, three-story residence on South
University has, has provided nine University
presidents with a home since it was built in
1840. In 1970, it became the first Ann Arbor
building to be named to the National Register
of Historic Places.
"The house is a historical treasure on
campus," Spradlin said.

re cycling
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a
"fundamental shift in society" to
recycling, Dow Chemical Corp. and
Domtar Inc., based in Montreal, said
yesterday they will form a new
company to recycle plastic bottles.
The as-yet unnamed 50-50 venture
will retrieve from the trash of the
U.S. and Canada polyethylene tereph-
thalate (PET) and high-density
polyethylene (HDPE) plastics, which
make up about 90 percent of the
plastics used in bottles for milk, soft

company
drinks and a variety of other products
such as powdered detergents.
Don Genson, business director for
solid waste solutions at Dow, said
the new company would build a pilot
plant and then a commercial plant as
early as 1990 at an undecided location
in the U.S. or Canada.
Dow and Domtar declined to
estimate their expected investments,
what the output would be used for or
to detail the new technology to be
used.

Minority Mfairs to form united fron

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
Revolutionary History
Series - "First Struggles of the
Working Class in England: the
Chartist Movement." Presented by
Spark. MLB rm B116. 7 p.m.
Solidarity Discussion Series
- Camille Colatosti speaks on
"Fighting Patriarchy and Capital-
ism: A Socialist-Feminist Inter-
pretation of Women's Oppres-
sion." Hosted by Solidarity at the
Guild House. 7 p.m.
Miriam Schapiro -
"Reviewing Feminist Art," a public
lecture series looking at women's
visual culture. Angell Hall, Aud. D.
7:30 p.m.
Technology and Society
Series - Technology and the
Workplace. Frithjof Bergmann
(Philosophy) and Poppy McLeod
(Bus. Adm.) will give a
presentation and lead discussion.
1005 Dow Building. 3:30 p.m.
Women's Night 'Out - Lila
Green, program consultant to the
Institute of Gerontology will
present "Laughing Matters: Humor
and Everyday Life," the first in a
lecture series. Weber's Inn, 3050
Jackson. 7 p.m.
Turner Lecture Series -
Dimitri Sverjensky of Johns
Hopkins University will speak.
Sponsored by the Dept. of
Geological Sciences. Rm 4001. 4
p.m.
Visiting Writers Series -
Lawrence Joseph will read from his
work. Rackham East Conference
Room. 4 p.m.

ing. Michigan Union, Wolverine
Room. 7 p.m.
Amnesty International -
Mass meeting. Michigan Union
Ballroom. 7:30 p.m.
German Club - 3018 East
Engineering. 6:15 p.m.
U AC - College Bowl - If you
live in South Quad, West Quad,
Helen Newberry, Betsy Barbour, or
Henderson House, register at UAC
today to be in the tournament Oct.
29 and 30 and Nov. 6.
Registrations accepted until Oct.
10.

BY LISA POLLAK
The Michigan Student Assembly's
newly reorganized Minority Affairs
Committee yesterday invited campus
minority groups to form a collective
"united front" to facilitate changes in
the University.;
MAC chair Delro Harris, an LSA
junior, said the committee's new
structure - "like an umbrellal
bringing together different minority
Whiz kidI
cancer ref.
LOS ANGELES (AP)-When,
Ray Bateman presentsyhis paper on
fighting colon cancer at a clinical
research conference next month, he
might raise academic eyebrows. Not
at his findings, but at his being only
14.
Bateman's co-researcher and next-
door neighbor, cancer specialist Dr.
Glenn Tisman, said even if the
adolescent's voice cracks a little, few
will doubt his competence by theend
of his presentation.
"Working with him was like
working with a (post-doctoral) fel-
low," Tisman said. "His abilities are
remarkable and he was full of
knowledge about chemistry even
though he hasn't ever taken a

interests"- differs from the past few
years, "when MAC members were
reps on other organizations instead of
those groups sending reps to MAC."
Instead, Harris is asking minority
groups to register with MAC and
send representatives to its weekly
meetings.
At yesterday's kick-off meeting,
MAC members such as LSA senior
Natasha Raymond said different

minority groups must support each
others' struggles on campus.
Otherwise, Raymond said, "we can
be divided, separated, and conquered."
Harris said MAC also has started a
computer conference on the Michigan
Terminal System to encourage
communication between members of
the minority community.
MAC's new structure will not
conflict with that of the United

Coalition Against Racism, Harris
said, which originally formed in early
1987 as a coalition of campus anti-
racism groups.
"Officially it might look like
UCAR but it really isn't," he said.
MAC member Mike Hidalgo added,
"UCAR is more issue-oriented, while
MAC will be more group oriented."
The group plans to meet
Mondays, 4:30 p.m., at Trotter.

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Study Abroad
Sponsored by the
Center. 3207 Angell

Meeting -
International
Hall. 4 p.m.

Performances
American pianist Barbara
Nissman - She will perform
Profokiev Sonatas in the School of
Music Recital Hall. 8 p.m.
Furthermore
Dealing with Differences -
Workshop presented by Julie Moss
and Ximena Zuniga. Sonsored by
the Program on Intergroup
Relations and Conflict/Pilot
Program.8Alice Lloyd, Red Carpet
Lounge. 8 p.m.
Peace Corps/International
Center - Peace Corps film "Let
It Begin Here." Former Peace
Corps volunteers will answer
questions after the film.
International Center. 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Interview - Ford

Bateman will travel'
to New York City to p
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Federation of Clinica
conference.

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