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Bill to

*reduce
pollution
In Mich.
DETROIT (AP) - Clean-air re-
quirements agreed on by congres-
sional negotiators would have a wide
impact across Michigan, from auto
companies to a homeowner painting
a porch, the state's air quality chief
said yesterday.
Auto companies would have to
use pollution controls and alternative
fuels to cut tailpipe emissions 30 to
60 percent under the bill capping a
decade of effort in Congress to
amend the Clean Air Act.
Detroit, Grand Rapids, and
Muskegon would have to cut smog-
producing emissions, said Robert
Miller, chief of the state Natural Re-
sources Department's Air Quality.
Division.
Companies that manufacture or
use chemicals would have to cut
their emissions of some 190 chemi-
cals by 90 percent over the next
decade, Miller said. "That will affect
companies of all sizes throughout
the state."
Consumers would see changes
from modified refrigeration and air
conditioning equipment, to cuts in
pollution from chlorofluorocarbon
refrigerants, to changes in solvents
used in paints, he said.
"Every individual is likely to feel
some effect," Miller said. "The cost
has been estimated by the Environ-
mental Protection Agency at $20
billion to $25 billion a year, and
Michigan will feel some of that."
But Miller said: "This won't
sneak up and surprise anybody. All
the major industries have had their
technical people and lobbyists work-
ing on it for the better part of a
* Auto companies may ask
Congress to ease other requirements
such as fuel-economy standards to
help companies meet clean-air stan-
dards, General Motors Corp.
spokesperson Bill Noack said.

Eight
begin

for

'U

by Josephine Ballenger
Daily Crime Reporter
Eight campus safety employees are cur-
rently being trained to become University
police officers, said Director of Department
of Public Safety (DPS) Leo Heatley yester-
day.
Six security officers and two supervisors
have been in training since Oct. 1 and will
probably be on patrol by the end of the year,
Heatley said.
The officers, who have already been
trained and certified by the state, will be dep-
utized by the Washtenaw County sheriff and
will enforce state law and Regental ordi-
nances. They are the first of 24 officers
whom the administration will hire during the
next three years, following the University's
Board of Regents' decision last June to depu-
tize the campus safety office.
Local groups have spoken to the trainees
on racism, sexual assault, and homophobia
to expose the group to "as many campus-re-
lated issues as we can," Heatley said.
Executive Director of University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison said other projects to
improve campus safety include increasing
lighting, adding emergency phones, and ex-
panding safety services.
Total expenditure for new security mea-
sures during the next three to four years -
including implementation of the new police
force - will exceed $2 million, Harrison
said. Whether the new expenditures will re-
sult in higher tuition rates is not yet known,
he said.
"We'll do what we can to reappropriate
existing funds," Harrison said, "but it's pos-
sible it'll cause higher tuition."
A University Record article reported yes-
terday the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center (SAPAC) has "improved
facilities to help support expanded program-
matic activities," and the University is ex-
amining plans to increase Night Owl and
North Campus bus services.

)fficers
raining
patrol
SAPAC moved to a bigger office this
summer but has not received increased funding,
SAPAC Director Julie Steiner reported. Steiner
said the office has undergone continuous inter-
nal improvements since its inception four and
one-half years ago, but "wasn't given any more
money" to do so.
In addition, Steiner noted, increased lighting
and phones are "real important for safety on
campus, but they're not necessarily going to
solve problems of rape on campus because 95
percent of rapes on campus are acquaintance
rapes."
"The best prevention is educational work in
the area of sexual assault," Steiner said. Such
See TRAINING, Page 2
Diag lights will be
repaired, 'U' says
by Jay MacNeil
For the past three weeks, 39 sidewalk
lamps around Angell Hall, the Diag and the
Natural Science Building have not been work-
ing.
Jim Almashy, the University's General
Foreman of Plant Operations, said he expects
the situation - the result of a rainstorm sev-
eral weeks ago - to be resolved in a week.
The problem lies beneath the newly-land-
scaped area between the Natural Science and
Chemistry Buildings, directly north of the
Diag. Rain seepage caused fragile underground
aluminum cables to fault, putting the fixtures
out of service, Almashy said.
"Those cables are extremely fragile, and it
doesn't take much for them to fault," he said.
Detroit Edison, which will repair the elec-
trical lines, began looking at the problem yes-
terday and will begin the actual repairs today.
"We want the students to know that we are
aware of the problem," Almashy said, "and I
think we're taking the appropriate steps to-
wards a solution."
The University Record reported yesterday
See LIGHTS, Page 2

Balloons with a message -
Miriam Gershaw from SAPAC blows up balloons in the Fishbowl as a part of Sexual
Assault Awareness Week. SAPAC is hosting a speakout for survivors of sexual assault
tomorrow in the Union.

,

MSA extends
filing deadline

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
The deadline for filing for candi-
dacy in the fall Michigan Student
Assembly election has been ex-
tended to this Friday at noon.
Originally set for today at 5 p.m.,
Election Director Catherine Fugate
extended the deadline because in-
formation in candidate packets
defining the requirements for filing
as a party was incorrect.
A change in MSA's Compiled
Code, requiring a party to have at
least five candidates from three
schools, was not included in the
4 packets.
Chapter 14 of the code originally
defined a party as "three or more
candidates representing two or more
different schools who are running
together using the same identifying
party name on the ballot."
Prior 'to last winter term's elec-

tions, the code was changed, said
Rebecca Gebbes, who served as
election director last winter. How-
ever, the information in the candi-
date packets last winter and this fall
was not changed, and the mistake
was not discovered until yesterday.
Elections, to be held Nov. 14 and
15, will fill twenty-two seats on the
assembly.
Fugate extended the deadline out
of fairness for those who had re-
ceived incorrect packets. Fugate has
also announced polling sites and has
maintained the same number of
polling hours as last winter.
Nursing, Art and Architecture,
and Pharmacy polling sites have
been eliminated because those seats
are not up for election this semester,
Fugate said. A polling site at the
School of Public Health will be
added for the fall.

Israelis
restrict
entry to
Jerusalem,
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli
forces blocked Palestinians from en-
tering Jerusalem yesterday to prevent
clashes following the murders of
three Jews by a knife-wielding Arab.
A Palestinian teen-ager was killed
and 19 others were hospitalized with
wounds suffered in clashes with Is-
raeli troops yesterday throughout the
occupied West Bank, said Arab re-
ports.
Jews angered by Sunday's
killings threw stones at Arab cars
and beat several Arab pedestrians,
said Israel radio. It blamed members
of the anti-Arab Kach Party, saying
they were bent on inciting trouble.
After the violence, national po-
lice headquarters announced that the
ban on Palestinians entering
Jerusalem would continue for at least
a second day today "in view of the
present tension in the city."
The blockade does not affect the
140,000 Palestinians living in
Jerusalem, but does apply to the
thousands who come from the West
Bank and Gaza Strip to work in the
city.
Police spokesperson Ron
Yishayahu said that in addition to a
"massive deployment of police
forces" in Jerusalem, night patrols
by police and paramilitary troops
would be stepped up.

Members of the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament group rally yesterday for the ratification of the
Comprehensive Test Ban treaty by the U.S. Senate.
WAND demonstrators call
for farewell to nuclear arms

Campus groups pursue
Spike Lee for V'U'Visit
by Jay Garcia Berstein would not say how

Two University groups are work-
ing to bring actor, filmmaker and di-
rector Spike Lee to the University
campus this spring.
Viewpoint, a division of the
University Activities Center which
usually arranges two speaking en-
gagements a year, has made several

much money UAC offered Lee, but
estimated that booking him could
cost around $13,000.
"One object I have is to move
Viewpoint toward the edge," he said.
Already booked for the upcoming
months are Dr. Jean Kilbourne, a
womens' rights activist who will

by Jon Rosenthal
A collander and a honey jar full
of bee bees were used to demon-
strate the size of the world's nuclear
arsenal yesterday as part of a rally
against nuclear testing by the
Women's Action for Nuclear Disar-
mament (WAND) group.
The bee bee demonstration
"gives you an idea how many nu-
clear weapons there are in the

The ralliers marched to the Fed-
eral Building where they heard
speakers talk about the problems
and dangers inherent in the testing
and production of nuclear weapons.
"The earth is getting really.
knocked around by it," said Dalynn
Park, a member of Washtenaw
County WAND and the area repre-
sentative for American Peace Test.
She was referring to a study of the

The speakers came from a vari-
ety of socially concerned organiza-
tions.
"I feel like all of these issues are
connected. The bottom line for ev-
ery social cause is money," said
Larry Fox, of the Homeless Action
Committee. "All the U.S. resources"
not all but too much of it, is being
put into the military and into nu-
clear weapons. Which we all hope
will never be used. So, it's an end-

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