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OPINION
A Jewish idea of Israel

4

ARTS
Galway and Gunther glorify a gracious
Hill gathering

7

SPORTS
The world gets ready for the Cubs
in post season play

9

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 20. Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 4, 1989*

City moves
away from
mandatory
recycling
by Tara Gruzen
Daily City Reporter
An ordinance establishing mandatory recycling -
which appeared headed for approval by the Ann Arbor
City Council a week ago - was derailed by the council
at its Monday night meeting.
Republicans on the council, who nearly unani-
mously supported the ordinance at its first reading, have
shifted their support to a "variable can rate" proposed by
councilmember Thomas Richardson (R-Fifth Ward).
This alternative proposal would impose an extra cost on
people who have excess trash and who do not recycle.
The mandatory recycling proposal passed through its
first reading two weeks ago.
Councilmember Jerry Schleicher (R-Fourth Ward)
said the idea of a variable can rate could more than dou-
ble the amount of Ann Arborites who recycle, resulting
in a 75 percent participation rate.
Schleicher said a mandatory recycling ordinance
would only increase participation to 80 percent, so a
variable can rate could make participation practically the
same without giving people one more ordinance by
which they have to live.
However, councilmember Ann Marie Coleman (D-
First Ward), one of four Democrats on the council, said
the alternative plan would not replace the need for
mandatory recycling.
"We're going to keep pushing to put it back on (the
ag nda)," Coleman said. She urged people who care
about recycling in Ann Arbor to pay attention to what's
going on at City Council meetings.
"People should remember that there's an election in
April," she added.
See RECYCLE, Page 2

Noriega
foils coin
in Panama
Rebel soldiers fail in
attemped overthrow

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP)
- Troops loyal to Gen. Manuel
Antonio Noriega recaptured the
headquarters of the Panamanian
Defense Forces yesterday and
(eclared they had crushed an
a tempted coup.
Rebellious troops seized the
headquarters compound in the morn-
ing but apparently failed to capture
Noriega,'loyal forces counterat-
tacked.
"We want to underline that the si-
tuation in the country has been duly
controlled to guarantee the peace and
tranquility that the state should as-
sure for its citizens," said a state-
ment released by Justice and Interior
Minister Olmedo Miranda.
The United States has been trying
to oust Noriega, the Defense Forces
chief who controls the government.,
for nearly two years. However, offi-

cials in Washington said they were
not responsible for the attempted
coup and U.S. troops were not in-
volved.
The government of Panama de-
clared an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew
and said the news media could report
only official statements on the re-
volt.
Panama's provisional president,
Francisco Rodriguez, speaking to the
U.N. General Assembly in New
York, said the coup attempt had been
crushed.
Rodriguez, in his midafternoon
address, did not accuse the United
States of complicity in the revolt
but said Washington had undermined
his nation with "financial terrorism,
economic blackmail and political in-
terference."
Rebel soldiers had seized the De-
See PANAMA, Page 2
carpet

JOSE JUAREZ/Daily

Egg on his face
Gary Dorman, a senior in Air Force ROTC,±
me mbers.

gels splattered with an egg

by fellow ROTC

L.

'Unit budget request asks for $34,000

by Noelle Vance
Daily Government Reporter
The Office of Academic Affairs requested
$34,000 for the 1989-90 fiscal year to carpet
a hallway and an office in the Student Activ-
ities Building.
The specific request and the reason for the
carpeting is not noted in the University's
published budget, which outlines general al-
locations for every department.
"The hallway has had a history of being
slippery when it gets wet," reads the request,
written last February by Robert Holmes, as-
sistant vice president for academic affairs. A
gritty substance that was applied to the floor
to decrease the slipperiness is "proving to be
almost as hard to walk on as the slippery
floor," the document continues.

An estimate for the project is not in-
cluded in the request, but Gary Pasant, a
salesperson at Ann Arbor Carpets & Fine
Rugs on 550 State Circle, estimated that
with the money requested, the University
could have covered at least two times the
space of the office and the hall.
As of now, the department has not de-
cided whether to use its budgeted funds to
carpet the area, Holmes said.
The University's original cost projections
were "very rough estimates," Holmes said.
Making an estimate on each project is unre-
alistic because some will not receive fund-
ing, he said.
Though the project may not be funded,
the request affects the University's ultimate

budget.
Any item listed in a department's budget
request is supposed to represent what the de-
partment heads think are their most critical
needs, but the list of requested items is often
just a shopping list, Holmes said.
When the budget review committees -
including the Budget Priorities Committee
and the Provost - examine the requests,
they are expected to decide whether the de-
partment heads have accurately estimated
their needs.
However, once the requests get to the re-
view committees, little time is spent look-
ing at specific problems or questions such as
whether a new carpet is necessary, said bud-
get priorities committee members.

"I do not believe we would go after a unit
and say you've got to cut costs... That's be-
yond our mandate," said Prof. Kenneth De-
nowski, a BPC member. "The budget priori-
ties committee is an advisory committee and
does not become involved in the technical
aspects of the budget."
Instead, the committees focus on the en-
tire unit, assuming the unit heads have al-
ready cut costs efficiently.
By the time the requests are presented to
the Provost they do not have "quite the level
of detail" they had coming directly from the
deans, said Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Charles Vest.

If an individual department's needs are de-
termined to be critical, the University may
increase its request for state funding, which
in the long run may have to be made up by
tuition increases or through the University's
reallocation program.
This year, LSA, minority recruitment,
and minority graduate financial aid will re-
ceive funding through programs established
to aid departments with excessive need.
The University will submit its annual
budget request to the state at the October
meeting of the Board of Regents in three
weeks, said Vice President for Government
Relations and Secretary Richard Kennedy.

Assembly debates
CCF recognition

by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
Student constituents and
Michigan Student Assembly repre-
sentatives debated the proposed
recognition of the Cornerstone
Christian Fellowship (CCF) for
more than two hours at last night's
assembly meeting.
The assembly was scheduled to
make a final decision on whether to
recognize the group, but a vote was
not taken before press time.
At issue were the CCF's beliefs
and rules for membership, which
many said violated a provision in the
MSA Constitution which states:
"No group may discriminate on the
basis of sexual preference."
However, others maintained that
not recognizing CCF would consti-
tute reverse discrimination on the
grounds that the group was being
penalized because of its moral belief
that homosexuality is a sin.
Without MSA recognition, stu-

would only object to members who
displayed consistently antagonistic
attitudes at meetings.
Duncan said CCF would not rule
out a lawsuit against the University
if the assembly didn't not recognize
his group. "It would be an indication
that they hold freedom of sexual ori-
entation as more correct than free-
dom of religion," he said.
Third-year law student James
Marsh said First Amendment rights
were not at issue, arguing that MSA
had the right to withhold recognition
from CCF because recognition is a
privilege.
The Central Student Judiciary -
the judicial branch of MSA - dere-
cognized CCF last February after the
group allegedly admitted it would bar
membership to individuals that did
not "convert to heterosexuality."
All student groups must re-apply
r. Ad C -----------------------. . +--- U_-

'U' will
maintain
alcohol
policy
by Mark Katz
Despite stricter alcohol policies
introduced this year by Michigan
State University and Eastern
Michigan University, the University
of Michigan has no plans to further
limit alcohol consumption in resi-
dence halls, Program Associate
Robin Sarris said yesterday.
"The policy as it stands has been
relatively successful over the past
few years," Sarris said. "We have
seen a decline in damages in the resi-
dence halls that may be alcohol-re-
lated."
The University's current policy
restricts the consumption and dis-
pensing of alcohol "in any public
area of the residence halls," including
hallways, lounges, and bathrooms.
MSU's new alcohol restrictions

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