The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 2, 1988-- Page 3
Prof. says SSC site
BY JONATHAN SCOTT of light.
University Physics Prof. Gordon
Kane said last night that Michigan is Offic
now the "highest ranked site" for the over the
$4.4 billion Superconducting Super and gen
The Michigan site has emerged of the S
from 25 states that have been com-
peting for the Department of En- Last
ergy's formal approval and accompa- leased a
nying package of federal funds. Ac- health ri
cording to DOE officials, their final be insig
selection will made before the end of fragmen
the month. for a fev
are not d
Kane has been a strong supportera
of the proposed SSC to be located at Kane
Stockbridge - between Lansing and state pro
Ann Arbor - and he served as a eral slide
contributor in the project's concep- nical a
tual design. tographs
The high-tech project, designed to oval trac
study the nature of matter and energy, are the l
would send sub-atomic particles
whirling around a 53-mile under- "The
ground oval track at nearly the speed in this pr
ials have expressed concern
prospect of radiation leakage
eral health risks to the sur-
g community because of the
e protons" that fragment into
ive material during operation
week a state committee re-
report indicating that the
sks to the community would
gnificant. The radioactive
ts, the report said, only last
w billionths of a second and
's presentation included a
motional videotape and sev-
es of the project's more tech-
spects. He showed pho-
of the huge magnets that
pel the protons around the
ck. According to Kane, they
argest in the world.
frontier technology involved
oject is extraodinary," Kane
said. He noted that researchers will
come from all over the world to use
the facilities, enabling the University
community to ultimately benefit.
"The Stockbridge community
srongly supports this project," Kane
insisted. He said more than 3,000
jobs will be created. The promotional
tape claimed that the inhabitants
around the proposed site area "cannot
lose" if the SSC comes to Michigan.
An opposition group formed two
months ago, Citizens Concerned
About the SSC, disagreed with Kape
and the SSC advocates, saying that
the project is simply "state-subsi-
dized private profit."
The group claims that SSC
operation costs will be enormous and
that state taxpayers will be subsidiz-
ing the research and development of
DOE projects including nuclear-re-
Kane said that the SSC would use
the equivalent amount of energy it
takes to run the city of Ann Arbor.
State Senator Lana Pollack, now campaigning for Congress, addresses a crowd at the
Michigan Union Ballroom yesterday at a Democratic Party rally.
Levin urges Dems to set
,priorities for elections
BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
In next Tuesday's elections, voters
will have to choose between another
,arms race or increased support for ed-
ucation and the environment, U.S.
Sen. Carl Levin said yesterday.
During the first presidential debate
Republican presidential candidate
George Bush said deploying the
space-based Strategic Defense Initia-
tive program would be his top prior-
ity. By doing this, Levin said, Bush
made a trillion-dollar commitment.
Levin then tried to illustrate how
much a trillion dollars could buy. It
,could pay for 10 years of federal edu-
cation funding, the cleanup of all
1,200 toxic waste sites on the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency's list
of sites needing care, 10 years of fed-
eral funds for a war on drugs, the care
'and cure of all the nation's heroin
addicts, 10 years of funding for the
Clean Water Act, a permanently or-
biting space station, and a supercon-
ducting supercollider, he said.
"PLUS," Levin said, "it'll leave
you with $400 billion in change.-
Levin, who is not up for re-elec-
tion, was speaking at a rally in the
Union ballroom on behalf of Demo-
'(U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell)
always waits to stick his
finger up and feel the
political wind' before
making up his mind.
- State Sen. Lana Pollack
cratic presidential candidate Michael
Dukakis. Dukakis has the right pri-
orities to be president, he told about
100 people cheering on the Demo-
Levin has known Dukakis for
nearly 35 years; both attended
Swarthmore College and Harvard
Law School at the same time.
State Sen. Lana Pollack, who is
running for the Second Congres-
sional District seat, also spoke to the
crowd of supporters, predicting she
will carry the student vote 3-1.
POLLACK focused her speech
on disposing nuclear waste, empha-
SrIZIIg 11C1 (J)PUS1L1U11 LU a WZISLe
dumping agreement among several
states, including Michigan. The
waste compact was designed by the
federal government, and Michigan
was designated as a dump site for
nuclear wastes from six states.
Pollack wants Michigan to pull
out of the compact, and said it should
be the government's responsibility to
take care of nuclear wastes, not the
When Pollack asked the audience,
"What's the contest? More of the
same? Carl Pursell?" she was met
with a rousing "No!"
She also criticized Pursell as a
follower. "He always waits to stick
his finger up and feel the political
wind" before making up his mind,
SHE WAS greeted by loud
chants of "Lana" when she said she
would have the courage to stand up
and lead in Congress.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor) also spoke in support of Pol-
lack, hammering the podium while
discussing Pollack's support of the
environment, education, and national
While addressing health care,
Bullard looked over at about a dozen
student supporters of Bush and asked,
"What kind of mindless position can
all these Bush-Quayle kids be waving
these signs about? I'd be ashamed if I
County candidates Kevin Mc-
Cormick, running for county clerk,
Jan Bendor, running for county trea-
surer, and Terry O'Hagan, running
for county prosecutor, also appeared
on the stage.
MSA fills Student
Publications Board spots
BY MIGUEL CRUZ
Since May, two of the three stu-
dent positions on the Board of Stu-
dent Publications, which oversees the
Michigan Daily, the Gargoyle, and
the Ensian, have been vacant.
Last Tuesday, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly approved appoint-
ments of two members of the Daily
staff, LSA senior Ryan Tutak and
graduate student Mark Weisbrot, to
fill these openings.
This marks the first time Student
Publication Board nominees have
also been current Daily staffers.
According to Regental bylaw
13.11, student appointments are to
be made by "an electoral commission
consisting of an interviewing com-
mittee of the Michigan Student As-
sembly," as well as the remaining
student members of the Board for
Tutak did not apply for the posi-
tion and was not present at the ap-
pointment. In a letter to the Daily
and MSA, he said,-"I do not accept
the offer and I never did." But MSA
President Mike Phillips said, "I asked
Ryan, did he want to do it. He said
Weisbrot said he intends to remain
on the Board, since he thinks that it
is "important to have people on the
Board who will oppose any adminis-
tration attempt to censor the Daily."
Susan Sherman, as of last week
the only student on the Board, was
not present when MSA decided to
install the two students. But Phillips
said, "She's been notified every time
we bring the vote up. She gets a let-
ter; she gets called."
Sherman said she was not told the
issue would be taken up at lIst
Tuesday's meeting, but stressed tliat
the problem is more with ambigui-
ties in the bylaw. It does not define
the procedures for appointment and
does not address clearly who frqm
MSA is to participate.
"That bylaw can be interpreted
very badly," she said, "but it doesn't
seem that we're doing what it said
we're supposed to do."
LSA senior Kery Murakami, who
had previously submitted an appli~a-
tion, was appointed to replace Tutak
by the entire assembly last night.
Sherman said she objected to
MSA's use of its role in choosing
Board members as "a way of address-
ing grievances with the Daily," but
she did not object to Murakami's se-
MSA supports grape boycott
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
BY KELLY GAFFORD
The Michigan Student Assembly
unanimously passed a resolution last
night supporting the boycott of
California grapes and denouncing
University Food Services for pur-
chasing the grapes.
The boycott was started by Cesar
Chavez, president of the United Farm
Workers Union, in 1984. The goal of
the boycott is to ban the five deadly
poisons: Captan, Parathion, Phos-
drin, Dinoseb, and Methly Bromide,
which are used.on the grapes, said
Pam Galpern, LSA junior and chair
of the Peace and Justice Committee.
Many of these croplands are
sprayed with these deadly pesticides,
which have been shown to cause
cancer and serious birth defects,
She added that the pesticides used
on California table grapes are said to
be the most dangerous pesticides in
use today. Some of the pesticide
residue left on these grapes cannot be
washed off, and the effects on con-
sumers are unknown.
Galpern said the goal of the Peace
and Justice Comrrmittee is to "get the
University Food Services to stop
buying California grapes." She added
that MSA has been doing some
"awareness raising" in the dorms.
During the meeting; MSA also
gave $600 to the Homeless Action
Committee, in order for the
Committee and other interested pd~o-
plc to participate in a rally in Wash-
ington D.C. on Nov. 8.
"Socialist Realism and M-1
Friend Ivan Lapshin" - Prof.
Herb Eagle, Lane Hall Commons
Rm., 12 noon. Lecture will focus on
the film by Alexei German.
"Instantons and Geometric In-
variant Theory" - Prof. Karen K.
Uhlenbeck, University of Texas,
3201 Angell Hall, 4 pm.
"Women, Technology, and De-
velopment in West Africa" -
Dr. Selina Adjebeng-Asem, CAAS
Lounge, 4 pm. Sponsored by Center
for Afro-American & African Studies.
"A Novel 3, 4-Dibenzyloxyfu-
ran Cycloaddition Approach
Towards the Synthesis of Diol
Epoxides of the Carcinogenic
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocar-
bons and Methyl Triacetyl-
shikimate" - Dept of Chem Kee-
Yong Jung, 1300 Chem Bldg., 4 pm.
Outing Club - 2413 Mason Hall,
6 pm. Planning Cabin Camping
Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America - Michigan Union,
Welker Rm., 8 pm. Roberto Frisan-
cho, 668-0348 or 996-0953.
Stilyagi Air Corps/Science
Fiction Club - Michigan League,
U of M Taekwondo Club -
2275 CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm.
International Student Affairs
F Committee - International Center,
7:30 pm. Part of MSA.
U of M Asian Student Coali-
tion (UMASC) - 2439 Mason
Hall, 7 pm.
- Is Food Your Drug?/Support
Group - Michigan League, Confer-
ence Rm. 4, 6 pm. Confidential.
Business Meeting - Basement of
Star Trax - Performs at Mountain
Jacks, 8:30-12:30 pm. Your vocals
may be recorded over 400 songs for
Pre-Interviews - Boeing, 1013
Dow, 6-8 pm.
English Peer Counseling -
4000A Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
Answer English related questions.
University Lutheran Chapel -
"Holden Village Vespers" , 9 pm.
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Study Abroad Workshop - In-
ternational Center, 4-5 pm.
Film/Discussion Series - "My
Hands are the Tools of My Soul",
Film shows range of Indian art. 447
Mason Hall, 4-6 pm.
"Essence of the Spirit" -
Opening of the Asian American Art
Show, Michigan Union Art Lounge,
1st floor, all day.
MBA and Graduate School Day
- Michigan Union, 11 am-4 pm.
Deciding Your Career Part I.
(Fr/Soph) - Career Planning and
Placement Center, 4:10-6 pm.
"An Evening of Siddha
Meditation" - Intro, program with
guest speakers, First Congressional
Church, 608 E. William, 7:30-9 pm.
Beans and Rice Dinner - by Pi-
lar Celayas (Proceeds to Santuary),
Guild House, 6 pm.
Men's Campus Club - Social
for Gay & Bisexual male students, 9-
11 pm, E. Law Quad Cook Rm.
Faculty Brown Bag Lunch -
Guild House, 12 noon.
Jonathon Richman - At Alvin's,
5756 Cass, Detroit (WSU campus).
Tickets $9.50 in advance.
Residence Hall Repertory The-
ater - "Babes and Biceps: Is That
All?", a show on sexism and gender
roles, Alice Lloyd, Blue Carpet
Lounge, 10 pm.
I anhtrnrli - Professinal Co'medv
I Cornerstone i'i
(an interdenominational campus fellowship)
Students Dedicated to
Knowing and Communicating
Thursdays: 7:00 pm
219 Angell Hall
John Neff - 971-9150(0), 747-8831(H)
JUST A SHORT WALK
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