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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, January 31, 1990 -Page 3

Recycle U-M covers
Diag with decaying
* mountains of trash


'U' work to

fight drug abuse

by Jennifer Hiri
Daily Staff Reporter
Life in an world full of putrid,
decaying, reeking garbage may be a
dream come true for Oscar the
Grouch, student group Recycle U-M
is trying to prevent this scenario
from becoming a future nightmare.
Yesterday, Recycle U-M held a
demonstration in the Diag to illus-
trate the importance of recycling.
The group collected trash and recy-
clable goods from bins at South
Quad over a 24 hour period and
dumped them in two separate piles.
The six compacted cubic yards of
trash was interspersed with recy-
clable newspapers, pizza boxes, and
glass. It dwarfed the smaller pile col-
lected from the recycled bins.
By presenting the contrast, Uni-
versity Recycling Coordinator Buck
Marks said Recycle U-M is teaching
the University that people need to
address the trash problem.
"The trash pile is a real eye-
opener to many students who don't
see how much trash is compacted,"
said Marks.
While the trash was an eye-
opener to some, the foul smell of
the garbagd attracted the attention of
many students. "I think the smell
was awful. Although I think recy-
cling should be mandatory, some-
thing else should have been done to
attract attention," said LSA sopho-
more, Amanda Neuman.
Other students thought the smell
sent the right message. "If students
found it offensive, then that's all the
1 better because they might make the
connection that they might not want

to live within a world of trash," said
LSA junior Jamie Goldstein.
Shereen Rothman, a Natural Re-
sources graduate student, spoke at
the rally. "While I speak upon this
pile of trash, I can only hope that
next year I can stand on the recycling
pile because it should be higher,"
she said.
"Reduce, reuse, and recycle," was
Rothman's theme throughout her
speech. She said society needs to re-
turn to the concept that our grand-
parents held - "use it up, wear it
out, make it do, do with out," stress-
ing that consumers should com-
pletely use goods before discarding
Rothman said humans are in-
volved in a "World War Three"
against the environment. The Earth
and humans are losing, she added.
"If recycling was encouraged,
garbage would be minimized, reduc-
ing ground water contamination,"
she said.
Recycle U-M consists of 10
steering committees that inform and
educate certain groups about recy-
cling. One success has been convinc-
ing professors to use recycled paper
and both sides of the paper for their
course packs.
The committees have recently
begun many new campaigns such as
pressuring University stores to stock
recycled photocopy paper for all
University departments. They have
also lobbied city council members to
support a mandatory recycling ordi-
nance in Ann Arbor. Another com-
mittee has been holding meetings
with The Daily business manager to

by Jennifer Worick
Representatives of the Interfrater-
nity Council, who have expressed
much concern in the past year over
substance abuse in University frater-
nities, met with a member of the
University's Task Force on Alcohol
and Other Drugs last night.
Last semester, the Greek system
sponsored Alcohol Awareness Week
and during the winter semester, the
IFC declared "dry rush," outlawing
alcohol at any rush-related events.
Teresa Herzog, a Substance
Abuse Education Coordinator and
member of the task force's Preven-
tion and Education Sub-Committee,
spoke to the Interfraternity Council
in order to get ideas and feedback
from the Greek community.
The task force, comprised of 60
University faculty, student, and staff
members, was created last fall by
University President James Duder-
stadt to address the growing problem
of substance abuse in the University
"We are now determining what
the needs are and what we presently
know about substance abuse at the
University and in the Greek system
in order to make informed deci-
sions," Herzog said.
The task force has proposed pro-
grams such as the Substance Abuse
Peer Education Program, through
which trained students visit an orga-
nization to inform and educate mem-
bers on alcohol and other drugs.
"We have had a hard time getting
into fraternities," said Herzog, the
creator of the program. "We've given
approximately 70 programs in the

three years we have been in existence
and we have maybe visited fraterni-
ties eight times."
"Coordinating the Peer Education
Program would be the first step in
.establishing relations between the
Greek System and the University,"
said LSA senior Jon Fink, IFC Pub-
lic Relations chair and a representa-
tive on the task force.
"A primary goal of the commit-
tee is to demonstrate to the students
'Alcohol problems
are not just Greek
problems - they are
student and societal
problems. But Greeks
definitely have to ad-
dress their problems.'
- Teresa Herzog
and University community that, yes,
Greeks are aware of social problems
and are capable of dealing with them
on their own accord," said Fink.
When asked by Herzog whether
there was a need to increase sub-
stance abuse awareness in the Greek
system, most representatives at the
meeting nodded yes. While most fra-
ternities do not currently offer any
substance abuse programs, a few
sponsor educational programs, such
as Kappa Sigma's My Brother's
"Alcohol problems are not just
Greek problems - they are student
and societal problems," said Herzog.
"But Greeks definitely have to ad-
dress their problems."

A sign posted on the Diag as part of the exhibit created by the group
"Recycle U-M." The banner calls on the Daily to print its issues on
recycled paper.

persuade The Daily to start publish-
ing on recycled paper.
Recycle U-M's future goals in-
clude eliminating plastic silverware
and styrofoam cups in cafeterias, us-
ing recycled paper in xerox ma-
chines, encouraging the use of
rechargeable batteries, and installing

separate garbage bins in the Diag for
trash and recyclable items.
Jim Hartman, Recycle U-M
member and Natural Resources grad
student said, "I would like to see the
trashcan turn into a recycling can and
have a small bag on the side for




il could
se taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - To hear some
members of Congress tell it, President Bush's "no new
taxes" budget may have just set the stage for a $20 bil-
lion tax increase this year.
As the administration launched a defense of its tax
and spending blueprint yesterday, various influential
Democrats said they viewed the Bush budget as an open
invitation to raise taxes, given the fact that Bush in-
cluded a number of "revenue raisers" in his own budget.
Both House Budget Committee Chairman Leon
Panettta, D-Calif., and Senate Budget Committee
Chairman James Sasser, D-Tenn., said they were will-
ing to accept Bush's proposal to raise revenues by
$21.7 billion, but they said that Congress was likely to
radically alter the mix on how that money was obtained.

"That revenue figure in total is something that we
can accept," Sasser said. "Unfortunately, in Bush's bud-
get, it is not legitimately achieved."
While the president proclaimed that his 1991 spend-
ing plan would slash the deficit in half "without raising
taxes," the budget actually included a hodge-podge of in-
creases in taxes and user fees that would bring an addi-
tional $21.7 billion in the 1991 fiscal year, which
starts next October.
The Bush budget proposes $15.7 billion in new tax
revenue, which is offset by $1.8 billion in tax cuts.
In addition, the president proposes raising $5.6 bil-
lion in new user fees charged for providing government
services, $1..6 billion in the sale of government assets
and $600 million in other new receipts, bringing the to-

tal to $21.7 billion.
Critics of the Bush budget charge that the adminis-
tration has recycled a variety of proposals, many dating
back to the Reagan administration, that Congress has
rejected in the past.
One retread is a proposal to assess federal Social Se-
curity taxes on state and local government employees in
the handful of states who are not now covered by the
levy, a $3.8 billion revenue raiser that Bush unsuccess-
fully sought last year.
Other proposed revenue increases would extend the
soon-to-expire 3 percent tax on long distance telephone
calls, increase the tax on airline tickets from 8 percent
to 10 percent and pick up $2.5 billion by beefed up en-
forcement at the Internal Revenue Service.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

(EMBS) - 5 p.m.

in 3433

Mitzvah Project - 6:30 p.m. at
Hellenic Students Organiza-
tion - 8:30 p.m. in the Union
Crowfoot Rm.

Semitism -

Fighting Anti-
7 p.m. at Hillel

Society of Les Voyageurs -
7:30 p.m. in the Union Rm. 2209
Undergraduate Philosophy
Club -7 p.m. in the Angell Hall
Philosophy Commons Rm.
Women Worshipping in the
Christian Tradition - 7 p.m. at
Canterbury House
Concerned Faculty - the group
will discuss racism on campus and
the status of the requirement for
courses on racism with representa-
tives from the Baker-Mandela
Center and UCAR at noon at the
Guild House .
East Quad Social Group for
Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisex-
uals - call 763-4186 for location;
9-11 p.m.
Students of Objectivism - a
short video "Introduction to Ob-
jectivism" will be shown; 8 p.m.
in the Union Pond Rm.
APO Service Fraternity - mass
meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom
International Students Affairs
Commission - 6:15 p.m. in the
International Center
"The Fascinating Structures of
Organopolylithium Com-
pounds" - Michael Postich in
the Dept. of Chemistry speaks at
4 n.m. in Chem.. 1640

"Asian Americans and
Medicine: Providing Care for
the Elderly" - Silas Cheuk
speaks at 7 p.m. in League Rm.
Free tutoring - for all 100/200
level math, science and engineer-
ing courses in UGLi 307 from 8-
10 p.m.
Northwalk - the north campus
night-time walking service runs
form 8pm-1:30am in Bursley
2333 or call 763-WALK
Safewalk - the nighttime safety
walking service runs from 8pm-
1:30am in UGLi 102 or call 936-
Career Planning & Placement
Programs - Introduction to
CP&P 9:10-9:30 a.m. in the
CP&P Library; MBA Programs:
Preparation & Application from
4:10-5 p.m. in the CP&P Confer-
ence Rm.; Interviewing Tips: The
Employers' Perspective from
5:10-6 p.m. in the CP&P Library
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
peer writing tutors available for
help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the
Angell/Haven and 611 Church St.
computing centers
Hungarian State Folk Ensem-
ble - 8 p.m. in the Hill Aud. at
the Power Center; tickets avail-
able at 763-TKTS
Avant-Garde Cinema - Walther
Ruttmann "Berlin, Symphony of
a Great City" at 7 p.m. in Angell
Hall Aud. C
Volunteer Income Tax Assis-
tance - 7-9 p.m. in Hale Aud.
"Why is the Bedroom So
Crowded?" - the Residence
Hall Repertory Theater Troupe
performs at 10 p.m. in East Quad
Rm. 126
Peace Corps Informational
Session - a film and a question
session begins at 7 p.m. in the In-

Papal visit
A group of nuns reaches out to shake hands with Pope John Paul II at the Ougadougou cathedral yesterday. The Pope is currently on an
eight-day trip through Western Africa.
Bursley Hall volunteers hold can drive

to raise funds for An

by Bruce H. Shapiro
Volunteers in Bursley Hall have
raised more than $1,600 for home-
less people in Ann Arbor by collect-
ing more than 16,000 bottles and
cans since September.
The collection was the theme of
this year's Bursley Hall Volunteer
Provn -D byhi, I RA cnnhrmrP

tor Caroline Gould to approach other
residence hall directors about possi-
bly spreading the program through-
out University dorms. Gould said
she will meet with the directors this
Elius Khalil, president of the
Bursley Hall Council, said the drive

n Arbor's
all the resident directors and resident
advisors have been working on the
project by collecting the cans and
making sure the deposit receptacle3
are maintained.
Graham said many houses within
Bursley have had competitions to see
which can collect the most cans.

the Ann Arbor homeless commu-
He said the University comm4-
nity is concerned about the homeless
issue, but said most students are not
aware of the many problems facing
the homeless. "The issue of th~e
homeless is not a liberal or conse-


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