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Vol. C, No. 36 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 24, 1990 1 MChiygan Daily

Israel seals
occupied
territories
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Defense Minister Moshe
4rens ordered the occupied territories completely sealed
ff yesterday after a series of revenge attacks by both
Jews and Arabs.
Under Arens' order, the 1.7 million Palestinian resi-
dents of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip will
be banned from entering Israel as of this morning, the
military command said. Those staying in Israel are or-
dered to return home immediately.
A West Bank Palestinian knifed two unarmed
women soldiers and another Palestinian beat two Israelis
with a hammer yesterday in part of a wave of attacks on
*Jews in Israel, police said.
The Arab was chased and captured by soldiers and'
civilians,, police said. There were reports he was beaten,
and hospital officials said he was in critical condition
with head injuries.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said the attacks on
Israelis, which began Sunday with three stabbing deaths
in Jerusalem, resulted from "unusual hysterical incite-
ment" of Palestinians under Israeli rule.
Tension has risen since Oct. 8, when police fired on
stone-throwing Palestinians at Jerusalem's hallowed
OTemple Mount, killing at least 19 Arabs.
- Clandestine leaflets have urged Palestinians to step
up attacks on Jews, and the violence since Sunday's
killings raised fears that the 34-month Palestinian
uprising may be entering a more dangerous phase.
A leaflet distributed yesterday by Hamas, a Moslem
fundamentalist group, praised as a "hero" the Palestinian
laborer who killed an unarmed woman soldier, a gar-
dener and an off-duty policeman Sunday in Jerusalem.
It said the laborer had killed "three enemy soldiers"
and added: "This is only the beginning."
The daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported a rush by Is-
raelis on gun shops, and reporters pressed Shamir to say
what his government was doing to protect the public.

Crime

bill

expected

to

be law today
Bill would force universities to
release crime, graduation stats

by Elizabeth Marshall
Daily Staff Writer
Congress was expected to give
final approval late last night to a bill
that would require colleges and uni-
versities to publish statistics on
crime and graduation rates on their
campuses.
The House of Representatives
passed the bill Monday night by a
voice vote and both Congressional
aides and University administration
officials predicted that the bill would
easily pass the Senate.
If passed, the bill will go to Pres-
ident Bush for approval this week.
The legislation requires that
prospective students have access to
statistics on campus crimes includ-
ing murder, rape, robbery, aggravated
assault, burglary and theft. The Uni-
versity's Department of Public
Safety, classifies these crimes as
"Part One Crimes."
-Sgt. Vernon Baisden, supervisor
of University crime prevention, em-
phasized that statistics on campus
crime and security policies have al-
ways been available to students upon
request. The bill would only increase
awareness among students, he said.
The number of Part One crimes
reported to the department in 1989
was 2,414. The total includes 30 re-
ports of aggravated assault, 97 non-
aggravated assaults, and 9 robberies.
The Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment keeps separate statistics for the
entire city. Last year the number of
Part One crimes reported in Ann
Arbor number 8,667.
In addition to requiring universi-
ties to publish crime statistics, the
bill will require the release of gradua-
tion rates. The original graduation
rate proposal was aimed at student-
athletes, but the provision was later
changed.
Bruce Madej, the Sports Informa-
tion Director for the University, said
that the University has never had
anything to hide in terms of the

graduation rates of its athletes. He
said, "We have been strong with stu-
dent athletes in all our sports." He
added that the disclosure of gradua-
tion rates of all students, not only
athletes, "can only help the Univer-
sity."
Walter Harrison, the executive di-
rector of University relations, voiced
approval of the bill. As an effect of
the bill, "a better educated prospec-
tive student will make a better
choice," he said.
Harrison said he would not expect
the bill to affect enrollment at the
University.
Tom Butts, the executive director
of the University's Washington of-
fice., expressed confidence in the
bill's passage and usefulness.

Leaf roundup
University groundskeepers Charlie Scott, Fred Voss and Zara Furbash collect leaves
yesterday. By now, the leaves are happily fermenting in a compost pile.

Melan d passes mandatory

by Amanda Neuman
Daily Staff Writer
Beginning in January, large red
O6ins filled with cans, glass, newpa-
pers and plastics will accompany
regular garbage cans on trash pick-up
day in the city of Meiland as part of
a new mandatory recycling ordi-
nance.
Meiland is the first city in
Washtenaw County to pass such an
ordinance.
The Ann Arbor City Council has
;been considering a Comprehensive
Recycling Ordinance similar to the
one passed in Meiland for the past
two years and a vote is expected be-

fore the end of this year.
The Meiland City Council unan-
imously voted on Monday to ap-
prove the ordinance which was pro-
posed one month ago, said Kimberly,
Dunbar, Chair of the Michigan Citi-
zens Against Toxic Substances.
Though Meiland residents began
voluntary recycling last July, they
will be required to begin recycling
Jan.1 or receive a $25 ticket for the
first three offenses, Dunbar said.
"What we're seeing in our com-
munity is an awareness of environ-
mental issues. We're hoping that the.
people of Ann Arbor will take no-
tice," Dunbar said.

The Ann Arbor ordinance differs
from the Meiland ordinance because
in addition to requiring single-family
households to recycle, property own-
ers and commercial businesses would
also comply with the program.
If passed, Ann Arbor's ordinance
will take effect for apartment build-
ings in April 1992, for businesses in
January 1993 and for single-family
households in July 1993.
The estimated cost for the entire
program in Ann Arbor will be ap-
proximately $2 million said Michael
Garfield, Environmental Issues Di-
rector at the Ecology Center in Ann
Arbor.

recycling
A public hearing on the proposed
mandatory recycling ordinance will
be held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in
the City Council chambers.
Garfield said nervousness and ap-
prehension of the Ann Arbor City
Council has delayed the passage of
an ordinance. "Ann Arbor was once
on the cutting edge in environmental
protection and now we're falling be-
hind cities that never before had a
name for themselves, " he said.
City Councilmember Ingrid
Sheldon (R-Second Ward) favors the
ordinance, but said Ann Arbor
should not be compared to Meiland.
See RECYCLE, Page 2

'A better educated
prospective student
will make a better
choice'
- Walter Harrison
Executive Director of
University Relations
"We expected the bill to clear the
conference," he said. "I don't see any
problems with the University adjust-
ing to the bill."
Butts said "the spirit of the bill
was laudatory" because it would en-
able students and their families to
gain a better understanding of the
environment of a particular campus.
Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
supports passage of the bill, said
deputy press secretary David Eichen-
baum. Troy Zimmerman, legislative
director for Representative Carl
Pursell (R-Ann Arbor), reported that
Pursell did not oppose the bill in
Monday's voice vote in the House.
Senator Don Riegle (D-Mich.) sup-
ports passage as well, said Joan Huf-
fer, Press Secretary for Riegle.

'U' estimates. 6.5% tuition
increase for 91-92 school year

by Daniel Poux
Daily Administration Reporter
Tuition will increase next year by
at least 6.5 percent for in-state stu-
dents and 9.1 percent for out-of-state
students even if the state appropri-
ates the requested $247 million for
the University's 1990-91 budget, ac-
cording to the University's Board of
Regents' budget request released last
week.
The University is asking for an
increase of $21.6 million in state
appropriations for a total of $247
million, an 8.5 percent increase from
the amount requested last year. The
request to the state legislature stipu-
lated that $16.7 million - a 6.5
percent increase -- is the minimum
the state can appropriate to allow the
University to continue its basic
*operations.
If the University does not receive
the requested amount, tuition will
rise by more than the base figures.
Vice President for Government
Relations Richard Kennedy was
quick to point out that the figures
for tuition increases are far from
official.
"It's certainly not, a set level for
tuition increases," Kennedy said. "Its
*merely a projection based on an as-

r

pated cost increases," the Executive
Summary for the State Budget Re-
quest read. "If we fall short of this
goal, the result will inevitably be
some combination of staff reduc-
tions, service cutbacks, and declines
in the number and scope of our
academic programs."
One of the reasons for the re-
peated tuition increases in the last
several years is the continual de-
crease in the percentage of the Uni-
versity's total budget funded by state
appropriations.
In Fiscal Year 1980-81, almost
54.2 percent of the University's gen-
eral funds revenue came from Lans-
ing, with only 36 percent coming in
the form of student tuition and fees.
By fiscal year 1989-90, tuition
and fees surpassed state appropria-
tions in the University's general
fund. State funding shrank to 44.4
percent and tuition and fees rose to
45.3 percent.
Student money now comprises
46 percent of the University's gen-
eral funds, and state funds only make
up 44 percent.
Vice President Kennedy argued
that, unlike a government or a cor-
poration, you cannot look for ways
to "cut corners with a University

resents a lack of commitment of the
government at all levels to the sup-
port of education at all levels,"
Barkow argued. "This university has
not concentrated enough at keeping
tuition levels down."
Barkow said the ERC, which is
MSA's lobbying committee, will
continue to fight in the state and fed-
eral legislature to keep college costs
down.
"We're going to continue our ef-
forts, especially in an election year,
to let our elected representatives
know how we feel about higher tu-
ition," he said.
Student money now
comprises 46 percent
of the University's
general funds, and
state funds only make
up 44 percent.
Vice President Kennedy said the
University will have its first indica-
tion of the size of the state appropri-
ation in January, when Governor
James Blanchard makes his recom-
mendations to the state legislature.
After that, both houses must vote to
enact the appropriation into law,

Saddam
releases 14
American
hostages-,
Associated Press
Saddam Hussein allowed a trickle
of foreigners - including 14 Ameri-
cans - to leave Iraq yesterday, but
showed no sign of dismantling the
"human shield" at strategic sites.
Several thousand Americans and
other foreigners are being denied
permission to leave Iraq or occupied
Kuwait.
Five Finnish men also left Iraq
for home, and 33 ailing or elderly
Britons were scheduled to depart with
former British Prime Minister
Edward Heath.
Also yesterday, the Iraqi parlia-
ment endorsed Saddam's proposal to
allow all 300 French citizens to
leave Iraq. Saddam's move was seen
in Paris as an attempt to divide the
West's anti-Iraqi alliance, and the
French government called on Iraq to
free all foreign hostages.
None of the Americans who left
Iraq yesterday had been part of
Saddam's "human shield" against
attack.
"I'm just thrilled that I'm going,"
William Hollingsworth said in

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