Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 31, 1989
BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
Events such as the art fair, the
film festival, and football Saturdays,
have, over the years, helped create
the atmosphere that is uniquely Ann
Add to that the Hash Bash, which
begins tomorrow at high noon on
The first bash, in 1972, drew 500
people on a cold, snowy afternoon to
celebrate a change in marijuana laws
making offenses a misdemeanor in-
stead of a felony. In its first few
years, several thousand people came
out to fire up.
The bash hit hard times in the
early '80s, when attendance dropped
to a token. Politics, the motivation
behind the first bashes, fell by the
wayside, as the event became one of
high school students and outsiders
puffing up and leaving garbage
sh to ignite Diag tomorrow
strewn across the Diag.
It was saved from extinction
when a letter arrived in the mailbox
of High Times magazine last year.
Several students wrote about the tra-
dition, and invited the magazine to
join in, said John Holmstorm, the
"This wasn't something we made
up," he said, adding that the maga-
zine has been publicizing the event
for months, in full page ads and es-
pecially at Greatful Dead concerts.
"It's going to be more than a local
event this year," he said.
Both High Times and the Na-
tional Organization for the Reform
of Marijuana Laws (NORML) have
reasons for supporting the bash be-
yond just one big party.
Jon Gettman, director of
NORML, wants to -see marijuana
made legal and regulated like
cigarettes and alcohol.
For the magazine, it's ire. "Every
pot smoker is outraged," Holmstorm
said, at the omnibus drug bill which
Congress passed last year. Under the
bill someone could face a $10,000
fine for possession of one marijuana
seed, he said.
High Times has predicted that
10,000 people from across the
country will converge on Ann Arbor
tomorrow, but many people doubt
that. Security officials are not ex-
"I've heard it's scheduled," said
Robert Patrick, assistant director of
Ann Arbor Police Capt. Robert
Conn said, "If there are flagrant vio-
lations of the law, and the police are
asked to be there, there will be
violations and arrests."
However, most hash bashes go
by without any arrests.
Members of the American Civil
Liberties Union will be out to
monitor police activities and make
sure there are no abuses, said ACLU
member Matt Bierman, a Residential
- "We're not challenging the po-
lice," Bierman emphasized.
Sides disagree on health
effects of marijuana use
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Clevenger appears to be trying to
shed liberal Democratic stereotypes
-. while stressing bureaucratic
efficiency and limiting waste in city
So does this campaign echo
Dukakis' refrain of "competence, not
"To waste money is not liberal or
conservative," said Clevenger. "It's
nonsense or commonsense."
Clevenger has made his
opposition to the Headlee amendment
override one of the main thrusts of
While Jernigan is encouraging
voters to pass the override Monday
- which would raise property taxes
- Clevenger is urging them to vote
against it because he said he does not
want property owners to have their
Instead, Clevenger said, the city's
budget deficit problems can be solved
by raising fees for city services to
"their market level," selling unused
city-owned real estate, and collecting
unpaid property taxes.
Clevenger has. directed a
bureaucracy twice -as head of the
Michigan Corporations and
Securities Commission from 1961 to
1963, and as chair of the Great Lakes
Basin Commission from 1967 to
Clevenger represented Michigan's
11th district, which covers the Upper
Peninsula and part of the upper
Lower Peninsula, in the U.S.
Congress for one term starting in
1965. He currently practices mu-
nicipal law in Ann Arbor.
If elected, Clevenger said one of
his main priorities will be checking
the bureaucracy to make certain it
pursues the most efficient options.
One way to do this is to
consolidate the four bus lines serving
the city - the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority, the public
schools' bus line, the University's
bus system, and the Washtenaw
County system - in order to prevent
wasteful duplication of service, he
On the landfill crisis, Clevenger
said he supports the direction the city
is taking towards recycling, but added
that the city should try to cooperate
more with the state government and
BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
The casual marijuanauser may
not be affected by an occasional toke
tomorrow afternoon at the Hash
Bash, but with extended use, mari-
juana can stay in the body for a
month or more, said Teresa Herzog,
substance abuse education coordina-
tor for University Health Services.
Jon Gettman, director of the Na-
tional Organization for Reform of
Marijuana Laws (NORML), said
there is no evidence that pot smok-
ing harms fertility levels or brain
cells, but "we don't.claim that it's
"It's a myth that marijuana can't*
affect reproductive health," said Her-
zog. Regular pot use in men can
lower sperm counts and testosterone
levels, she said.
There has been much more re-
search on men than women, but
Herzog said studies of female ani-
mals have shown marijuana-using
pregnant animals have lower birth
rates and a higher incidence of pre-
"It's a myth that marijuana is not
addictive," she said. A person can
build a up a tolerance after extended
use, and can experience withdrawal
when they don't have any, two signs
of a dependency.
A preoccupation with the drug, or
the idea that a person can't have a
good time if not high, are further
indications of dependence.
"If you're high a lot, your emo-
tional progress is slowed," Herzog
Both Gettman and Herzog said
smoking one joint puts the same
amount of carbon monoxide into the
lungs as five cigarettes.
. Herzog said she is also con-
cerned about where pot comes from.
Marijuana is being laced with PCP,
or angel dust, which is very danger-
ous and onpredictable, she said. The
quality of the drug has been getting
more potent which can lead to
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Ford Co. opts out of Soviet deal
Ford Motor Co. opted out of an agreement signed yesterday between
the Soviet Union and a consortium of U.S. businesses. The deal will set
the framework for joint ventures in the Soviet Union which could be
worth $10 billion in 20 years. .
Ford said progress made between the Soviet Foreign Economic
Consortium and the American Trade Consortium had not gone far enough
for it to continue its participation.
Philip Benton, president of Ford's automotive group, said, "the
framework of understandings reached so far between the ATC and the
Soviets was not sufficient to make feasible a project of the scope and.
complexity of Ford's."
Ford had planned to begin selling West German make Scorpio
automobiles in the Soviet Union by the end of this year. Later, the
company hoped to begin an automobile manufacturing project in the
Soviet city of Gorky where the Gorky Auto Works is making cars in a
plant built in the 1920's with Ford's help.
Official says quick response might
have diminished oil spill damage
WASHINGTON - President Bush said yesterday the oil spill off
Alaska's coast is "a major tragedy," but his administration ruled out a
federal takeover of the cleanup.
Meanwhile, top administration officials reported that the cleanup was
marred by the shipping company's failure to respond swiftly in the hours
just after the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground last Friday.
Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner said faster action by the
Exxon Shipping Co., Which owned the supertanker might have
diminished the damage somewhat.
"Approximately 10 million gallons (of crude oil) went into the water
and most of that went into the water in the first five hours," said
Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner.
EPA cleanup list includes Mich. sites
WASHINGTON - Seven southern Michigan sites polluted with toxic
wastes were added to the Environmental Protection Agency's list of
locations meriting priority cleanup, the EPA said yesterday.
The sites, in Detroit, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Lansing,
Muskegon, and Rochester Hills, were among 101 in 33 states added, to the
EPA's National Priorities List, which contains the most serious
hazardous waste sites in the nation.
A site typically takes about six years to clean up. The EPA has
completed work on nearly 50 cites nationally and has engineering studies
under way at more than half the sites on the list.
The additions brought to 80 the number of Michigan sites on the list.
Michigan ranks fourth nationally in the number of priority cleanup sites.
Mich. ranks last in gov't spending
WASHINGTON - Michigan ranked last among the states in the
amount of federal expenditures per person in 1988, despite a $300 million
increase in money sent to the state by the U.S. government, the Census
Bureau said yesterday.
Government spending in Michigan increased at about half the national
rate from 1981-88, the Census Bureau reported.
Since 1981, federal spending in Michigan increased by 26.2 percent
against a 51.5 percent increase nationally.
Federal spending totalled $23.7 million in 1988, up 1.3 percent from
the previous year, the Census Bureau said.
Michigan spending amounted to $2,543 for each person in the state,
right below Indiana's per capita spending and far below the $5,954 per
person spent in Virginia, the highest level on the list.
Altogether, Michigan's share of the federal pie was 2.7 percent.
Michigan's largest slice was family support payments at 7.5 percent of
all such payments.
Mayor suspends himself without pay
PARSIPPANY, N. J. - When Mayor Frank Priore learned recently
that his driver's license expired in 1987, he did more than rush to have it
renewed. He suspended himself for one day without pay.
Priore said he didn't realize he had been driving illegally until he was
contacted by a reporter. As head of the city's police department, he said he
had to set an example. So he went to the police chief and told him to
write him a ticket.
Priore said he decided not to be lenient on himself. A police officer
driving with an expired license would be suspended for a day without pay,
so he decided he should face the same penalty.
Priore will work through the suspension one day next week, but will
dock his pay $231. The ticket cost him $20.
Priore said he didn't send himself to jail because he didn't deliberately
let the license expire. He said the notice to renew probably was sent to
his former address.
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first year student in the Business
School who plans on making the
trip. "If it were held closer, I think
there would be more excitement."
But One group of people
have flocked into the streets for the
Final Four: the vendors of Final
Four shirts and sweatshirts. And
they all agree that students have not
shown the enthusiasm which they
"No one's too excited. I'd
think they would be more fired up,"
said Kevin Kelly, a vendor who
made the trip from Fort Wayne, In-
diana. "A lot of the kids don't even
know what the Final Four is."
Frank Fraulo, a vendor
from Connecticut, agreed. "There
isn't aty hysteria -at all. Half of the
students don't even know the game
is Saturday." Fraulo, who sold mer-
chandise in Tuscon last year when
Arizona was in the Final Four, said
the campus there was in "mass hys-
teria" for the whole week.
nois, home of the'Fighting Illini
who will face Michigan on Saturday
night, is in the midst of a week long
party to celebrate their Final Four
berth. "They're going nuts out here,"
said Daily Illini sports staffer Mike
Stotz. "Shirt sales are going through
the roof and all the stores and houses
are putting 'Go Illini' signs up. Ev-
erybody's very excited."
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This proposal was initially sup-
ported by UCAR and other faculty
members. However, when 12 faculty
members amended the requirements,
the coalition withdrew their support.
The proposal, with the new amend-
ments, will be presented at the LSA
faculty meeting Monday.
"Our thinking is that they are
reasonable changes," said Railton,
adding that the faculty's amendments
were meant to include concerns
raised at last month's LSA faculty
Railton's original proposal called
for an oversight committee to be
composed of seven faculty and two
students, drawn from departments
including: the Center for Afro-
American and African Studies, the
Women Studies Program, Program
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in American Culture, Latino Stud-
ies, and students from the Baker-
Mandela Center and the Michigan
The amended proposal still calls
for seven faculty and two students,
but the appointment will be made by
the dean, in consultation with vari-
ous chairs and directors of different
departments and programs.
UCAR believes these changes
hampered the attempt to target insti-
tutional racism. They specifically
cited the amendments concerning the
faculty-student oversight committee.
"The entire oversight board could
be comprised of white men, and that
was one of the things we were trying
to guarantee: that the members of
the oversight board would have some
history in dealing with these is-
"Any course requirement will be
to some degree institutional and the
question is to find a reasonable way
of doing that consistent to the goals
of the proposal," Railton said.
But some faculty members who
have worked with UCAR in creating
this proposal say they are disap-
pointed that students and faculty
"Iathink it is really important,
even central, that people of color be
guaranteed a voice and position on
the oversight board," University Bi-
ology Lecturer Tom Will.
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