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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 1, 1989 - Page 3

Separate leaves from

rest of'
by Tara Gruzen
Daily City Reporter
Fall is ending and the
falling off the trees. Deca
blanket the lawns of A
And they have to be cle
the time it starts to snow.
But this year, cleanin
leaves will be different. C
15th, a policy was imple
the Ann Arbor City Cou
ing residents to separate 1
the rest of their garbage.
will still be collected, bu
be transported to a local
site instead of the Ann A
Although the Solid
partment reports that resi
been cooperating with the
nance, many students said
even know it exists.
"We had no idea,"
'Hansen, the house manag
Delta Phi fraternity, whic
disposing of its leaves w
of the house's garbage
know who's in the wron
for not knowing or them
forming us."
Hansen said the frater
like to be cooperative in t
and said he is planning
more about it.
Some members of the
tem also said they did n

the ordinance. Dave Clark, the trea-
surer of Eugene Debs Co-op said
leaves are although he thinks it's a good idea,
ying leaves the city council created a potentially
nn Arbor. controversial situation by not in-
aned up by forming residents that the ordinance
had been passed.
g up these "It sets a bad precedent," Clark
Dn October said.
-mented by The purpose of the yard waste or-
ncil requir- dinance is to divert material from the
eaves from Ann Arbor landfill. The city's land-
The leaves, fill is expected to be filled in
it they will November 1990. After that, waste
composting may have to be transported to a pri-
Arbor land- vate landfill until more space can be
created in Ann Arbor. The yard waste
Waste De- ordinance is projected to save the
idents have city 10-15 percent of its landfill
e new ordi- space.
they didn't In response to criticism about the
lack of education about the ordinance
on the part of the city, the Solid
said Tom Waste Department has issued a pam-
er of Alpha phlet explaining exactly what the or-
:h has been dinance is and what it requires of res-
ith the rest idents. The pamphlet emphasizes
. "I don't that leaves will still be picked up,
g. If it's us and people will not have to start
for not in- composting in their backyards, as
some had feared.
mity would Under the ordinance, the city
he program started a separate collection on Octo-
to find out ber 15th for leaves, Christmas trees,
and wreaths. Starting March 1, all
co-op sys- yard waste must be separated from
ot know of household garbage for composting.

Associated t'res┬žI

Fighting fires
A Detroit City firefighter sprays water on a house fire on Benson Street on the east side of Detroit early
yesterday morning as suspicious fires flared across the city during the annual Halloween arson spree known
as Devil's Night. At least five families were left homeless. Meanwhile, more than 300 juveniles spent their night
in jail rather than their homes for violating curfew laws.
Devil's Night's annual
blazes erupt in Detroit

BEIJING (AP) - Richard Nixon
told Deng Xiaoping yesterday that
some Chinese leaders had lost re-
spect in the United States, and Deng
accused Washington of involvement
in the democracy movement that
China's army crushed in June.
China's 85-year-old senior leader
told the former president that "China
had not done one single thing harm-
ful to the United Sates" in the past
decade, according to Xinhua, the of-
ficial Chinese news agency.
A member of the Nixon party
who attended the meeting between
Deng and the American leader who
opened the door to China in 1972
characterized their conversation as a
"a very tough, no-holds-barred ex-
Nixon told Deng he had observed
relations closely for 17 years and
"there has never been a more difficult
crisis than at the present time."
"He said it was important to dis-
cuss differences and "repair the dam-
age that has been done to the respect
in the United States among China's
friends for some of China's leaders."
He did not identify those leaders.
Deng, Premier Li Peng and President
Yang Shangkun have been singled
out for ordering the June attack on
pro-democracy demonstrators in
which hundreds, perhaps thousands,
of people were killed.
According to Xinhua, Deng said
the United States "was involved too
deeply in the turmoil and counter-
revolutionary rebellion," the gov-
ernment's terms for the democracy
"Chinawas the real victim, and it
is unjust to reprove China for it." he
Deng and Nixon, who was on the
fourth day of a private visit, agreed
that ideological differences should be
overcome and relations improved on
the basis of common strategic inter-

Be a Daily Arts staffer...
or just look like one.
If you'd like to write for
theater, books, dance, visual arts, film, or music,
call 763-0379.
Contrary to an article in yesterday's paper, the Gargoyle campus
humor magazine is in fact not including a $100 bill within one of its
magazines, which go on sale today on the Diag.

DETROIT (AP) - Firefighters
scrambled from blaze to blaze and
police locked up 300 juveniles who
ignored a temporary curfew as
Devil's Night in Detroit nearly re-
peated its violent history.
Dozens of blazes flared across the
city in trash bins and abandoned
buildings, and at least five families'
homes burned Monday night. There
were no injuries.
Last year, there were 229 Devil's
Night blazes and so far this year, the
number is higher, City Councilper-
son Mel Ravitz said yesterday.
"We've got to find a way to ei-
ther re-educate or incarcerate those
who engage in this sport," he said.

Since the 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. cur-
few for minors began Sunday, at
least 334 youths have been arrested,
police Sgt. Christopher Buck said.
The arrests included four for investi-
gation of arson. Police are allowed
to detain children under 18 overnight
if they are caught on the streets
without a parent.
Police and firefighters refused to
release a count of blazes blamed on
youths who take part in the Devil's
Night tradition, which turned from
such pranks as soaping windows to
arson about 10 years ago. Mayor
Coleman Young's office is to release
fire totals today.
The blazes apparently peaked in

1984, when firefighters battled 808
fires during the last three days of Oc-
tober. The number of fires has de-
clined steadily since them.
Penny Thomas blamed Devil's
Night revelers for the blaze that
flared in an abandoned house next
door and destroyed her Detroit home.
"The house just went to burning
in the front and me and my friends,
we ran out of the house," Thomas
said. "The fire kept burning and the
fire truck hadn't got here yet."
Fire Capt. Amos Horton said ar-
sonists destroyed Benny Braxton's
house before dawn yesterday.



What's happening in Ann Arbor today

UM Asian Student Coalition
- 7 p.m. in Mason Hall Rm.
Mitzvah Project - 6:30 p.m. at
Women's Lacrosse - practice
from 9-11 p.m. at Tartan Turf
Guild House - special member-
ship meeting to discuss dues and
fees; 7:30 p.m. at the Guild
Latin American Solidarity
Committee - 8 p.m. at the
Michigan Union; ask at the front
desk for the room
Women Worshipping in the
Christian Tradition - 7 p.m. at
218 N. Division; sponsored by
Canterbury House Episcopal Stu-
Black Student Union - general
body meeting; 7 p.m. at Trotter
Hill Street Cinema - all com-
mittees; 6 p.m. at Dominick's
Recycle UM Residence HAlS
- 7 p.m. in 1040 Dana Bldg.
Science Fiction -and Fantasy
Club - 8 p.m. in Union Rm.
"The Soviet Space Station
Program" - P.M. Banks of
Stanford; 3:45 p.m. (refreshments
at 3:30 p.m.); 2231 Space Re-
search Bldg.
"Edgeworth Expansions to the
Distributions of the Likelihood
Ratio and F Statistics in the
Null and Non-Null Case"
Prof. A.L. Nagar of the Univer-
sity of New Delhi; 3:30 p.m. in
Mason Hall Rm. 1443
"Shaping Jewish Culture and
Identity in the Soviet Union
and Eastern Europe: The State
as Social Engineer" - Prof.
Zvi Gitelman; 4 p.m. at the
Rackham Amphitheatre
"The Impact of the State on
National Identity in Eastern
and Western Europe" - a dis-

"Measurement of Toxic Olefin
Vapors Using a Surface-Acous-
tic-Wave Microsensor with Re-
generable Organoplatinum
Coating" - Prof. Edward
Zellers; 4 p.m. in Chem. 1640
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner - a chance to sup-
port groups which do direct aid in
Central America; 6 p.m. at the
Guild House
German Tutoring - for all
100/200 level students; 7-9 p.m.
in MLB 2006
Sharpening Your Interview
Skills - 4:10-5 p.m. in CP&P
Rm. 1
Safewalk - the night-time walk-
ing service is open seven days a
week from 8-11:30 p.m.; 936-
Northwalk - North campus
night-time walking service, Rm.
2333 Bursley; 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
or call 763-WALK
ECB peer writing tutors -
available at Angell-Haven and 611
Computing Centers from 7 to 11
p.m.; Sunday through Thursday
Free Tutoring - for all lower-
level math, science and engineer-
ing courses; UGLi Rm. 307 7-11
p.m.; South Quad Dining Hall 8-
10 p.m.; Bursley's East Lounge
8-10 p.m.
"Images of Israel" - session
for returnees from Israel programs
and other interested students; 7
p.m. at Hillel
Israeli Dancing - 7:30-10 p.m.
at Hillel; $2
Internship Openings for the
Winter Semester - at the Stu-
dent Organization Development
Center; 763-5900 for more infor-
Pre-Interviews - Engelhard
Corp. from 6-8 p.m. in 1010
Dow; Boeing from 6-8 p.m. in
1311 EECS
"International Center-
Tenants RightsWorkshop"-
presented by the Ann Arbor

'U' Student wins billiard

by Elisabeth Weinstein
A University student cued her
way to being named Big Ten bil-
liards champion last weekend at a
tournament at Iowa State University.
Betsy Sundholm, an LSA
sophomore, returned to Ann Arbor
with a shiny trophy. She began
playing pool at agel3. She learned
the skill while spending time in the
only bar in her hometown of Arnold,
Mich., population 75. She said she
pestered her mother for quarters to
She practices her aim where she
works - at the billiards room in the
Michigan Union.
Though the University has no
organized billiards team, Sudholm
qualified to go to Iowa by being the
only student to show. up at a tour-
nament here on October15. She trav-
elled with the University men's
bowling and billiard teams, which
also competed.
But upon arrival, Sudholm was
shocked to find out she'd be playing

9-ball, a game she never plays. She
usually plays 8-ball. "I did not know
what to expect when I found out
about 9-ball."
That night, rather than going to
the union pool table to practice with
the other billiard players, Sudholm
went to the bowling alley with the
bowling team. "I learned to play
pool on a bar table, so I always feel
like I practice best where I began."
The tournament took place on the
Iowa State campus and was repre-
sented by five Big Ten women's
teams: Iowa State University, Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, University of
Illinois, Purdue University and the
University of Michigan.
The competition began on Satur-
day, and she lost her first game
against the contestant from Purdue
University. But she came back by
winning against the women from
Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Be-
cause she won three out of four
games, she was to play Sunday,
against the Purdue contestant. That

game determined the
"I was so upset a
loss on Saturday that I
all Saturday night, j
myself up," she said.
was effective; she wo
When she called1
them about the goo
mother cried and called

tournament's newspapers. Sudholm was also ex-
cited. But she said, "I don't think it's
bout my one that big of a deal!"
stayed awake Sudholm's future plans include
ust psyching competing and travelling to Sweden.
Her strategy Her 15-year-old brother, Sean, is
n the tourna- following in her footsteps. He too
plays pool with his friends at the
home to tell hometown pub. When asked if he
d news, her was catching up to her, Sundholm
three different said, "No, I can still beat him!"

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