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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 7, 1989 - Page 5

Martha Cook
campus in rec



Some dormitories and campus
housing units collect newspapers,
some cut up their cardboard boxes,
and others collect tin cans and glass.
Residents of Martha Cook are
familiar with all of these recycling
methods - along with many others.
"Next to Oxford Housing we're
probably the leading recycling
group," said Martha Cook resident
Emily Frydrych, an LSA senior who
runs the program
Since October Martha Cook's
kitchen staff has saved tin cans and
glass while the rest of the dorm has
collected their newspapers, cardboard
and old phonebooks.
The dorm has eliminated the use
of products made from styrofoam,
which is a non-biodegradable, haz-
ardous pollutant.


"People need to be aware of the
need to recycle," said Jeffrey Mas-
ters, a maintenance employee at
Martha Cook "There are few things
you can do which will help the hu-
man condition - it's one of those
things where you can see results."

There are boxes in.the hall trash
closets where students can deposit
their waste, said Frydrych. She ex-
plained that the boxes are collected
by resident volunteers and taken to a
spot where Recycle Ann Arbor - a
local recycling organization -
picks them up.
"The Martha Cook program was
initiated in an attempt to reduce the
solid waste stream because the Ann
Arbor landfill closed," said Frydrych.
"If I had to crudely estimate the
difference it makes in the amount of
garbage that has to go to the landfill,

I'd say it is over ten percent less be-
cause of the program," said Masters.
"You have to crawl before you
can walk," he said adding that the
Martha Cook program will eventu-
ally need some sort of subsidy be-
cause it won't be able to continue
paying for itself.
Beginning next fall recycling will
be institutionalized by the Univer-
sity and will take place in all Uni-
versity Housing. Seven percent of
the housing increase is for recycling.
But Martha Cook is not considered a
University dormitory and may not
receive any of the funding, said
"Because the University is just
beginning their program they will
only be starting with paper and we
would hate to go backwards in how
far we have come in the recycling
process," said Frydrych.

The Bursley snack bar reopened yesterday after several monthes of operation as a movie viewing room.
Graduate student Bill Messner was one of the first students to try out the snackbar.
Bursley snack bar reopens
as Entree Plus operation

State leaders object to court'
- -

Students will now be able to
have the luxury of using meal
cards to get credit for their missed
meals in Bursley - just like the
students at South Quad, East Quad
and Markley have been able to all
Yesterday the previously stu-
dent run snack bar opened up as an
University Entree Plus operation.
When the Bursley snack bar and
store closed last April many were
uncertain if it would ever open
again. After the closing, there had
been some question about the.
cause of the snackbar's nearly
$2,000 debt. Some blamed the
problem on poor management,
others blamed it on embezzlement,
and no one was sure exactly who
to blame.
"The debt is not fully paid off,
but Bursley Council has taken re-
sponsibility and will finish paying
it," said Dennis Swayne, assistant
to the building director at Bursley.
There was originally some
question about the involvement of
two of last years managers Marc
Peot and Abby Kurzman. How-
ever, Swayne said they are now

cleared of any wrongdoing. He also
said the idea that Peot had con-
tributed some of his own money
to pay off the debt was "just a ru-
"It had been under review by
different staff in housing for a
couple of months, and it was de-
cided to give it a trial for the rest
of the semester," said Residence
Housing Program Director Alan
"The menu will be more lim-
ited than what the central snack.
bars have. It is a trial run, if it is
successful the manager may in-
crease the selection," said David
Wahr, entree coordinator at Hous-
For these past six months
Bursley Hall Council has used the
snack bar area as a movie viewing
room, and Bursley students seemed
to be unaware of the snack bar's
"I didn't know it was opening
today," said Jeff Provenzano, a
Bursley resident and a sophomore
in LSA.
"I heard there was something in
the mail today about it, but I
haven't gotten my mail yet," said

Scott Meriloat, a sophomore
engineering student living in
Bursley residents also had
mixed reactions about going to the
snack bar.
"It will be convenient late at
night when you want something
to eat. It also offers an option to
the dinners they serve in the
cafeteria," said Michael Cohen, a
first-year engineering student.
"I probably won't go - it's
too expensive, and the food proba-
bly won't be very good because it
is University run," said Gil Yap,
an LSA sophomore.
"Possibly Sunday nights,
maybe during some basketball
games --it goes good with your
beer," said Jeremy Peskoff, a first-
year LSA student.
Ray Piechocki, the new man-
ager of the snack bar and a Uni-
versity employee, says that he has
heard students are excited about the
"I put up a lot of signs about
the opening right before spring
break. I figure it will take a while
for it to filter out, which is fine. It
will take me time to get ev-
erything worked out," he said.

stance on affir
LANSING (AP) - Government leaders vowed
yesterday to launch a whirlwind effort to blunt a U.S.
Supreme Court decision striking .down Michigan's
contract set-aside program for minorities and women.
"We are deeply disappointed the U.S. Supreme
Court refused to uphold Michigan's contract set-aside
program for minorities and women. Unfortunately, the
supreme court has thwarted one of Michigan's best
tools to ensure equal access to state contracts for
women-and minority-owned businesses," Gov. James
Blanchard and Lt. Gov. Martha Griffiths said in a joint
Blanchard said he was asking Griffiths, chair of the
Michigan Equal Employment and Business Opportu-
nity Council, to develop new methods to ensure equal
"We feel really strongly that the minority set-aside
program was something that was needed. We have
found that it is a positive program, so the first thing
we're going to be doing is making that our number
one legislative priority," said John Castillo, director of

mative action
the Department of Civil Rights.
He continued, "A bill will be introduced immedi-
ately in the legislature to continue that concept, within
the guidelines that the Supreme Court has estab-
Rep. Nelson Saunders, chairman of the Legislative
Black Caucus, said that group would soon begin lay-
ing the grbundwork to pass the bill.
"We will be working on this as quickly as possible.
I don't envision this as taking a inordinate amount of
time. When this law originally passed, it was sup-
ported by Black and white legislators, men and women
legislators," the Detroit Democrat said.
"I think this legislative body realizes discrimination
does exist. I hope we can improve the law while com-
plying with the guidelines outlined by the Supreme
Court. I think the vast majority of this legislative
body supports this."
"Just striking down the set-aside law, only takes
away the hard numbers, the quotas if you will," said
Lawrence Martin, the group's executive director.

USSR proposes
VIENNA (AP) - The Soviet In a later sp
Union yesterday proposed huge State James Bak
reductions in troops and armor and ministers gathe
recommended yesterday that the palace that the V
Warsaw Pact and NATO negotiate to initially, is to r
eliminate all battlefield nuclear Pact's current ac
weapons from Europe. tional forces.
Foreign Minister Eduard Estimates var
Snevarndadze's proposals went far the Soviet-led al
beyond the reductions NATO plans advantage in tank
to suggest at conventional arms "The Warsaw
talks that begin Thursday. military prepond
A U.S. official, briefing reporters the spearheads
on condition of anonymity, said makes an invasi
Shovarndadze's purpose in proposing said.
the missile talks was "to see whether He urged
possible fissures in the alliance Mikhail Gorbac
could be developed." the "new thinkin
" I wouldn't call it one of the nomic and polit
most positive characteristics" of Soviet Union b
Shevarndadze's speech, the official Breznnev Doct

arms reductions

eech, Secretary of
ker told 35 foreign
Bred in a baroque
West's goal, at least
educe the Warsaw
dvantage in conven-
ry, but usually give
liance at least a 2-1
pact's conventional
erance, especially in
of attack, is what
on possible," Baker
Soviet President
chev to implement
ng" that guides eco-
tical reform in the
by renouncing the
rine "beyond any

shadow of a doubt."
The doctrine permits military in-
tervention in a Soviet bloc country
in the event of a liberal insurrection.
"Those in the East should be free
of the fear that armed Soviet inter-
vention, justified by the Breznnev
Doctrine, would be used again to
deny them choice," baker said.
Baker also said Australia- would
organize a conference to prevent the
spread of chemical weapons and the
Bush administration was ekploring
ways to speed the the removal of
U.S. chemical weapons from West
He added however that "unilateral
action is not enough. The Soviet
Union has enormous stocks of
chemical weapons threatening Eu-

Drunk drivers may not get trial

Washington (AP) - The
Supreme Court ruled yesterday that'
people accused of drunken driving
usually have no right to a jury trial
if they face a jail term of no more
than six months.
Despite mounting national con-
cern over the seriousness of intoxi-
cated motorists, the court said unan-
imously in a Nevada case that states
do not violate fair-trial rights by
treating drunken driving as a petty
offense not warranting trial by jury.
The court said imposing other
*penalties such as suspending driving
privileges or requiring community
service generally does not require a
jury trial as long as six month re-
mains the maximum jail term.
The court left open the possibil-
ity it might be unconstitutional to
deny jury trails if a repeat offender
could be sentenced to more than six
months in jail when convicted more
than once.
twThe justices rejected an appeal by
two Nevada men who said the
penalties for being convicted of
driving under the influence are seri-
ous enough to warrant jury trials.
Justice Thurgood Marshall, writ-
ing for the court, said the Nevada
Continued from Page 1
two proposals is the LSA faculty'
proposal provides for a faculty-
student oversight committee to
identify and develop courses to fulfill
the requirement.
The Executive Committee
proposal provides for the LSA dean
and the committee to designate the
courses which could satisfy the
Pranuation rauirement.

Legislature classifies first-time
drunken drivers as petty offenders by
limiting the jail term to six months.
Other possible penalties do not raise
the offense to a serious crime, he

They also rejected an appeal by
northeastern states seeking to force
the federal government to crack down
on acid rain and other pollution they
say -is caused by smokestacks in
other states.

In other business: the court also
left intact a Texas law that allows*"
public school officials to use all
necessary corporal punishment, short
of deadly force. The court turned..
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