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City to review recycling ordinance

by Matt Pulliam
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor City Council
will again review an ordinance which
would make recycling mandatory for
Ann Arbor citizens as a result of a
decision made last night.
The council voted 9-2 to review
the third presentation of the ordi-
nance and called for a public forum
on the ordinance to be held Nov. 19.
The Comprehensive Recycling
Ordinance, which has been shuffled
around in the city government for
three years, would require Ann Arbor
residents to recycle office paper,
glass, metal, cardboard, and plastic.
The ordinance would also increase
the frequency of the recycling collec-
tions from once per month to a
weekly pickup.

The "first reading" of the ordi-
nance, one of the first steps in the
creation of a law, was approved by
the majority of the council mem-
bers. Only Mayor Pro Tem Jerry
Schleicher (R-Fourth Ward) and
council member Terry Martin (R-
Second Ward) voted against the pro-
posal.
Schleicher, defending his vote,
said the plan for the enforcement of
the proposed ordinance is too vague.
He added that the effective date of the
ordinance if passed - July 1, 1993
- is "unacceptably late" and should
go into effect immediately.
Ann Arbor resident Nancy Shif-
fler, who gave an introduction of the
ordinance to the council, said that
she was irate that the proposal was

scheduled for a third "first reading" in
three years. Said Shiffler, "We seem
to be better at recycling this ordi-
nance than we are at recycling trash."
Council member Liz Brater (D-
Third Ward) supported the ordinance.
"We've had 20 years of recycling...
on a voluntary basis. Now it's time
,We seem to be better
at recycling this ordi-
nance than we are at
recycling trash.'
- Nancy Schiffler
Ann Arbor resident
to institutionalize this (the ordi-
nance)."
Ingrid Sheldon (R-Second Ward)
said, "In going through the items, I

think that this ordinance meets the
requirements." Sheldon referred to
the guidelines for the proposal's
stringency.
Council member Thais Peterson
(D-Fifth Ward) said tougher require-
ments are needed for recycling. At
present, the ordinance's "recovery
rate" is projected at 34 percent. This;
means that 34 out of every 100 tons
of garbage may be reprocessed into
useful products.
Ann Arbor resident and member
of the Huron Valley Greens Lauren
Sargent declared that the recovery
rate was far too low and the ordi-
nance was too lenient. "They should
have passed it on the first read...
This process is taking far too long
with minimal results to show for
it."

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Company markets 'U' course notes

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Reggae
Lamurpba Reggae Swami playing his guitar at the corner of South State
and North University yesterday.
Shamir rejects U.N.
resolution on killings

j , JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir yesterday
accused the world of hypocrisy, ig-
;poring murders of Israelis while con-
kemning Israel for killing 19
Palestinians in Jerusalem last week.
M In a strongly worded warning to
*Iraq, Shamir also said any interven-
tion in neighboring Jordan that upset
'that country's stability would bring
'swift Israeli retaliation.
Addressing Parliament, Shamir
defended his Cabinet's rejection Sun-
day of a U.N. Security Council reso-
lution urging a U.N. investigation
of the deaths on the Temple Mount a
week ago.
--Left-wing parties criticized the
Cabinet action, and the largest oppo-
.sition faction, the center-left Labor
Party, said it would join a no-confi-
┬░dence vote against Shamir's conser-
'vative government.
Shamir, reacting to the Security
,Council condemnation, said critics

ignored the fact that police charged
the Mount only after Palestinians
unleashed a barrage of stones at Jew-
ish worshipers at the adjacent West-
ernWall.
"The citizens of Israel and all
Jews everywhere cannot but be as-
tonished and protest at the voices of
criticism ... in which what stood out
was an absence of any mention of
the grave attack on the Jewish peo-
ple's holiest place," he said.
Shamir complained that the Secu-
rity Council failed to respond in any
way to the murders of the 16 Israeli
tourists in two attacks in Egypt, one
in 1985 by a deranged Egyptian po-
lice officer and another last February
by unidentified assailants.
"We did not hear similar denunci-
ations and we did not see the Secu-
rity Council being convened when
whole families were murdered in Ras
Bourka or when buses carrying Israel
tourists were attacked," he said.

by Lari Barager
and Purvi Shah
As you struggle to squeeze
through the mass of hurrying stu-
dents entering your lecture hall, you
catch a glimpse of fluorescent fliers
being distributed. In order to avoid
being hassled, you quickly stuff one
into the depths of your book bag.
Scanning the notice before lecture
begins, you learn that Supreme
Course Transcripts is offering course
notes for your class.
Supreme Course Transcripts
markets lecture notes taken by grad-
uate students as a "supplement to a
student's own note-taking," said
manager Jane Kessler. Course notes
are offered every semester for large
lecture courses on a subscription ba-
sis.
Marc Gold, a sophomore en-
rolled in Physiology 101, said he
uses the notes because "the class is
impossible for someone who has no
science background. It gives a good
outline, but you definitely can't use
them as a substitute for going to
class."
Anthony Giangrande, a student in
Econ. 202, explained that course
notes increase his comprehension
because they allow him to "sit and
listen during lecture."
Richard Campbell, Communica-
tions professor, does not endorse
course notes, but he feels they may
be beneficial for students who have
missed a lecture or to supplement
their own notes. However, notes are
not offered on a single-lecture basis,
so in order to get one lecture, you
must subscribe for the whole term.
Campbell added, "At one level
I'm opposed to them because it's an
unfair advantage for those who can
afford them."
Many students claimed the course
notes have helped them, but they
have made suggestions for im-

provement. .
Jodi Place, LSA sophomore,
wishes course notes were "available
for a wider range of classes." But, as
Kessler pointed out, there must be at
least 100 students in the lecture, and
the professor must give approval in
order for Supreme Course to send a
note taker.
It would help some students if
the notes were published earlier.
Holly Kyman, Art School senior,
commented as she picked up notes
from the previous week, "I have an
exam tonight on the notes from last
week."
Kari Lichtenstein, LSA junior,

'U' encourages disabled to buy notes

by Lari Barager
and Purvi Shah
Many disabled students are advo-
cating a new program which pro-
vides them with complimentary lec-
ture notes.
"We have fought the system
since the beginning. Having a learn-
ing disability on this campus is very
time-consuming. We have to study
twice as hard," asserted Emily
Singer, founder and head of The
Learning Disability Society.
At the beginning of each
semester, students with disabilities
must approach their professor to ex-
plain the nature of their disability
and ask for special accommodations.
"Some professors know nothing
about disabilities and are apathetic to
letting us take home, oral, or un-
timed tests because they are worried
about how it will reflect on other
students,' Singer said.
Recently, Jane Kessler, manager
of Supreme Course Transcripts, and
Julie Biernat of the Services for Stu-
dents with Disabilities, devised a
program to provide complimentary

course notes for students with dis-
abilities.
"It's a wonderful service, and we
are pleased for her (Kessler) to offer
it to our students, who because of
their disabilities cannot attend class
regularly," Biernat said.
Singer said students with lupus, a
severe form of arthritis, are some-
times unable to write because their
joints become inflamed. If students
have a short attention span due to
medical reasons, they may lose their
concentration and miss vital parts of
the lecture, she added.
To receive course notes, students
must go to the Haven Hall office of
Services for Students with Disabili-
ties and show documentation of their
disability.
Currently only six students are
enrolled in the program. "We've not

had a lot of feedback," said Biernat,
"but I can guarantee those who have
asked for it - I just know (the
notes) have been a lot of help."
Nonetheless, Supreme Course
Transcripts does not provide a com-
plete solution. "Part of the problem
(for students with disabilities) is
Supreme Course Transcripts cannot
go into classes with less than 100
people because it is not financially
beneficial for them to take notes for
a couple people," Singer said.
The Learning Disabilities Soci-
ety, a new organization at the Uni-
versity, has also encountered prob-
lems with professors not wanting
professional note takers in their
classrooms. Singer added, "Teachers
are forgetting today what's important
is that we learn the information-
no matter how we do it."

said note takers should "go through,
take each topic discussed, and reor-
ganize." She explained, "the notes
are confusing if the lecture is confus-
ing."
The course notes are proofread
each week for errors, nonetheless
mistakes do slip through. Giagrande
said, "misquoted equations have ap-
peared."
Brad Williamson, LSA senior,
said his "professor made a correction
(of the course notes) in class."
Campbell asks his TAs not to
take notes for Supreme Course be-
cause it is a "conflict of interest be-
cause they (the TAs) are profiting

from the notes they're taking. Their
students would also be at an advan-
tage."
Note takers must go through an
application process, but not all have
extensive knowledge in the subject
they are covering for Supreme
Course.
Aaron Mead, first-year law stu-
dent and note taker for Econ. 202
said, "I have no connection. I'm not
an Econ. major. I have not had the
equivalent of this class. I had Econ:
201 as an undergrad. I'm learning
along with them. They just needed
someone to take the position."

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*Correction
Christina Mueller and Matt Commers are both heading Alcohol Aware-
ness Week on campus.

Students lobby Purcell to
support Civil Rights Act

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Business

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THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

:Meetings.
Undergraduate English Asso-
-ciation - Mass meeting. 8 p.m.,
X7629 Haven Hall.
Hellenic Students Associa-
tion - Meeting. 8:30 p.m.,
Pendleton Rm., Union.
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - Meeting. 7 p.m., Hillel,
1429 Hill Street.
Asian Studies Student Asso-
ciation (ASSA) - Meeting. 7
p.m., Lane Hall Rm. 1.
Society of Minority Engi-
neerig - Students meeting. 6:30
p.m., 1303 EECS.
Speakers
"The Struggle Against
Homelessness in Ann Arbor" -
David Levin, member of the Home-
less Action Committee. 7:30 p.m.,
Guild House 802 Monroe.
"Armenian Folk Instru-
ments" - Hachig Kazarian, 7
p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
"Computer-Aided Analysis of
Coating Flows" - Tasos Pa-
panastasiou, Chemical Engineering.
4 p.m., EECS 1200.
Vha.l.. R avm. - ITM Vicit-

Furthermore
Northwalk - 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Call 763-WALK or stop by 2333
Bursley.
Safewalk - 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi.
Internships in the Canadian
House of Commons - Info
Available in Graduate Student
Lounge. 4-6 p.m. 6th Floor Rm.
6602 Haven Hall.
Study Abroad in Scandinavia
- 3 p.m., U-M International Cen-
ter (next to the Union). Call 764-
9310.
Eating for Health Workshop
- 12:10-1 p.m. 3rd Floor Confer-
ence Center, University Health Ser-
vice.
Spark Revolutionary History
Series - The Paris Commune:
Triumphs, Mistakes, Possibilities.
7 p.m., B122 MLB.
Open House - Interdepartmen-
tal Program In Classical Art and
Archaeology. 5-7 p.m., Kelsey
Museum.
UM Cycling - A ride, leaves
frnm the ten nf Hill Auditorinum

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Staff Reporter
The pending vote on the 1990
Civil Rights Act, which Congress
will vote on later this week, spurred
a few University students to protest
yesterday.
Eight students, members of the
Ann Arbor Ad Hoc Coalition for
Civil Rights carried signs to Repre-
sentative Carl Pursell's Ann Arbor
Office yesterday to urge him to
support the Act.
The act, which would challenge
several 1989 Supreme Court deci-
sions that made litigation in em-
ployment discrimination cases diffi-
cult and put more responsibility for
finding proof on the plaintiff, has
enough support to pass in Congress,
but President George Bush has said
he will veto it.
The demonstrators hoped to get a
"commitment by Pursell to vote for
the act before the actual vote."
If the bill passes with a two-
thirds majority, Bush will not at-
tempt a veto, said University gradu-
ate Jamie Marsh, one of the
organizers of the rally.
The bill proposes the following
changes:

An employee claiming to be
the victim of discrimination would
not have to provide proof right
away.
Racial harassment would be
banned throughout the time of em-
ployment, as well as during hiring.
Employers would not be per-
mitted to use race, color, religion,
sex, or national origin as a basis for
employment decisions.
A worker who won a discrim-
ination case but later had to defend
the award in a lawsuit would be re-
imbursed for legal fees in the later
suit.
Opponents of the bill, including
Bush, believe that while the bill
does not call for quotas, companies
will be forced to adopt quotas in or-
der to avoid litigation under this bill.
Cynthia Hudgins, district coordi-
nator for Carl Pursell, said that
Pursell opposes the bill because the
bill proposes "changes that exceed
what would be necessary to overturn
the Supreme Court decisions."

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