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The Michigan Daily -Monday, November 5, 1990 - Page 3"

Leader
calls for
azalm n
MOdavia
KISHINEV, U.S.S.R.- Mol-
davia's president appealed yesterday
for an end to street demonstrations
and urged his Parliament to recon-
der laws that have stirred ethnic un-
rest and violence in the republic.
The speech by President Mircha
Snegur marked the first time the
ethnic Moldavian leadership accepted
blame for separatist movements in
the Turkish-Christian Gagauz region
of southern Moldavia and in the pre-
dominantly Russian and Ukrainian
Dniester area in the east, lawmakers
said.
* It came one day after a meeting in
Moscow with President Mikhail
Gorbachev in which Snegur and rep-
resentatives of the separatist groups
agreed to a moratorium on acts that
led to the ethnic crisis in the small
republic.
Details of the moratorium have
not been worked out. Lawmakers
said it probably would mean that the
Gagauz and Dniester regions would
*uspend their recent declarations of
sovereignty and planned elections.
In return, the republic's govern-
ment would soften a language law
that made Moldavian the national
language and required people in
dozens of jobs, ranging from doctors
to hairdressers, to pass tests in Mol-
davian by 1995.
The law has stirred resentment
mong Russian speakers and the Ga-
gIuz, who speak a Turkic language
and are descendants of Christians
who fled to Moldavia from persecu-
tion in Bulgaria in the 19th century.
Both the Gagauz and Dniester
separatists claim discrimination by
Moldavians, who themselves want
independence from the Soviet Union.
Moldavia borders Romania.
"We are not giving up our na-
ional rebirth, our language, alpha-
bet, symbols, and so on," Snegur
told lawmakers. "Simply, we must
go back and look for where, maybe,
we have gone too fast for our fellow
citizens."
More than 1000 students marched
to Parliament Saturday to support
the Moldavian government after a
clash in Dubossary, in the eastern
Dniester region, which left at least
*three people dead and nine wounded.

State's auto exhaust

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DETROIT (AP) - The Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency (EPA)
sent undercover agents to inspect
Michigan's Auto Exhaust Testing
program, and the secret audit found
Michigan's tailpipe testing to be the
worst in the country.
The EPA concluded that pro-
grams in Wayne, Oakland and Ma-
comb counties fall 50 percent short
of federal standards.
The EPA report, published Sun-
day by The Detroit News, found that
service stations and other testing
sites sometimes violate testing pro-
cedures, the Michigan Secretary of
State's office inadequately polices
the program, and exemptions are too
broad.

is nation's worst

"The problem with the state of
Michigan is they think the minimum
is the maximum," said Gene Tier-
ney, an EPA program manager in
Ann Arbor. "We fought every inch
of the way ... to get a better program
than the one they designed. It's the
worst. '
EPA employees posing as mo-
torists in need of inspections found
some testing sites attempting to pass
vehicles that were rigged to fail, in-
spectors violating basic procedures,
and stations failing to verify that the
vehicle tested matched their regis-
tration certificates.
Tailpipe tests were designed to
measure whether cars emit more hy-
drocarbons and carbon monoxide

than-the state allows. The tests cost
up to $10.
In Michigan, emissions tests are
mnandated only in Wayne. Oakland
and Macomb counties. The Clean
Air Act recently approved by federal
lawmakers could spread the program
to the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and
Muskegon areas, Tierney said.
State officials told the newspap6r"
that the program was designed only*
to catch the worst 20 percent of ati--
tos in the Detroit area.
The EPA report urged the state to
revamp its emissions-testing pro-
gram. The suggestions included hir-
ing a single firm to do the job. About
1,400 service stations, auto dealer-
ships and tire dealers are licensed in
the tri-county area.

A study in art JENNIFER DUNETZ/Daly
Wendy Holmes, an LSA sophomore, studies blown glass perfume bottles
at the Winter Art Fair held in the Track and Tennis Building this weekend

A year later

:

intersection still without signal

by Garrick Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite a protest and a petition
drive by students in Hill residence
halls last April, University and city
officials have made no attempt to
contact the Michigan Department of
Transportation (DOT) to request traf-
fic signals be installed at the inter-
section of East Huron and Washte-
naw Avenue.
LSA sophomore Pete Harbage, a
member of Couzens House Council,
said the protests and petition drives
fizzled out because the residents
lacked the time and organization last
year to continue the effort.
"Nobody has come forward to or-

ganize another protest," said Mike
Bialecki, an LSA sophomore and
coordinator of last April's demon-
stration. "It's tough to organize an-
other protest because the core of res-
idents who participated in the first
one has moved off-campus."
Bialecki added that another
demonstration would not achieve any
results because the city of Ann Ar-
bor cannot install a traffic controller.
City Traffic Engineer Nancy Gib-
son said the city cannot install any
traffic controls at the intersection be-
cause it is on a road which requires
DOT approval when highway
changes are implemented.
"The state will need to conduct a

traffic survey before installing any
traffic controller in the intersection,"
said Dwight Hornback, district traffic
and safety engineer for the DOT. "A
survey is necessary because the state
would be held liable for traffic con-
trol on Washtenaw Avenue."
Hornback added that DOT hasn't
received a formal written request -
which is required to initiate the traf-
fic inquiry - from the city or the
University.
DOT conducts traffic surveys by
assigning traffic crews and utilizing
mechanical counters to determine the
number of pedestrians and vehicles
crossing an intersection. It also in-
vestigates accident frequency and the

existing operation of the intersec-
tion. An engineering committee then
analyzes collected data and recom-
mends a course of action.
Sgt. Vernon Baisden of the Uni-
versity's Department of Public
Safety and Security (DPSS) said his
department would be responsible for
conducting an inquiry if students
were to request one, but he has not
heard any complaints regarding the
intersection.
Baisden added that DPSS needs
written documentation before the
Campus Security Committee con-
ducts an inquiry involving city and
state officials.
Captain Paul Bunton of the Ann
Arbor Police Department said the in-

tersection is dangerous because the
crosswalk is in the middle of a blind
curve. He added that some pdestri
ans do not use the crosswalk when -
traversing the intersection.-T city
and state installed a lighted cross
walk sign several years ago because
students frequently eressedih i1f
section.
"I feel reasonably safe-ossing
most of the intersections of Airm -
bor, but I do feel that's a&bit-danger'-
ous," said Colleen Bos, a first-year
LSA student.
Garrett Purman, another TSA
first-year student, said bicyclists_--
have a much harder time crossing the
intersection because of the narrow
median separating lanes of traffic.
juries were reported, and police are
investigating the case.
Egg seekers break
into dorm kitchen
Supposedly looking for eggs ona
scavenger hunt, suspects broke into
Mary Markley cafeteria at 2:30 amn.
Oct. 31. The suspects gained entry
by kicking in the northside door anld
said they were on a scavenger hunt
for eggs, city police reports said.
University Housing Security could.
not be reached for further comments.

Molotov cocktail
used in arson
An unknown arsonist or group of
arsonists set fire to an Ann Arbor
residence twice this past week, re-
sulting in minordamages. Two at-
tempts to light a house afire on the
1500 block of Jones occurred at 1
a.m. Nov. 2 and again at 3 a.m. yes-
terday morning. In the first incident,
a resident heard a glass breaking and
observed flames, according to Ann
Arbor police reports. Police found a
Molotov cocktail (a bottle filled
with gasoline or other flammable

liquid and plugged with a rag) burn-
ing near the front porch, but saw no
suspects.
The second incident occurred early
yesterday morning when a resident
reported smelling smoke. Police
found an arsonist had poured
flammable liquid on the house, re-
sulting in minor damage of $100.
City police and fire inspectors are
investigating, but do not have sus-
pects.
Indecent exposer
makes escape
An unknown man exposed him-

self in two stores Friday. Police re-
ports said the male suspect first
entered the Fashion Bug at 337 N.
Maple at 6:45 p.m. and began to
masturbate in front of a store mirror.
Employees escorted him out while
he continued his activity. Minutes
later, a similar case occurred at
Clothestime, 2519 Jackson. Police

suspect it was the same man, who
vacated the area by the time of offi-
cers' arrival.
Illegal entries
Unlawful entry was gained to
a halfway house on the 400 block of
N. Ashley at 12:30 Saturday morn-
ing. Police have suspects who
pushed open an unlocked window.
The community center of a
public housing center off Packard
was broken into at 6:30 a.m. Satur-
day. A stereo and telephone were re-
ported stolen, but police have no
suspects.

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Teasing, stone- University safety
Both parties predictT g,
throwing are part officer hit by car
" parA University public safety off
C>> P A ur 1 " P i i H Q of mutual assault was struck by a vehicle on the1

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400

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Meetings.
UMA SC (University of Michigan
Asian American Student Coalition),
weekly meeting. For info, Weston
Woo (995-7008). 2439 Mason Hall,
7:00.
Circolo, The Italian Conver-
sation Club, weekly meeting.
MLB Fourth Floor Commons, 3:00.
Indian American Students As-
sociation, weekly meeting. Union
Tap Rm., 8:30.
Undergraduate Philosophy
Club, weekly meeting. Chinese
Philosophy Prof. D. Munro, discus-
sion leader. 2220 Angel Hall, 6:00.
Indian and Pakistani Ameri-
can Students' Council. Trotter
House, 6:30.
Speakers
"Hegel, Nietzsche and Philo-
sophy of Religion," sponsored
by Undergraduate Philosophy Club;
Prof. F. Bergmann, speaker. Do-
minick's, 6:00. .
Guild House Monday Evening
Writers Series, Sylvia Watanabe,
Jonathon Liang, Sunghee Park and
Janis Shenare, speakers. Guild
House, 802 Monroe St., 8:30.
"The Economic Aspects of
the Arab-Israeli Conflict,"
sponsored by Hillel; Joel Bainer-
man, speaker. International Center,
4:00.
"The Economic Dimensions
of Soviet Jewish Immigration
to Israel," sponsored by Hillel;

"Political Economy of Eco-
nomic Policy in Developing
Countries," Prof. Anne Krueger of
Duke, speaker. 201 Lorch, noon.
"Global Trade Prospects for
the Developing Countries,"
Prof. Anne Krueger, speaker. Lorch
Hall Auditorium, 4:00.
"Structure and Function of Zn
Finger Proteins," sponsored by
Chem. Dept.; Prof. Jeremy Berg of
Johns Hopkins, speaker. Rm. 1640,
4:00.
Furthermore
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call
936-1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-12 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club. For info call (994-3620). Ev-
. ery Monday, CCRB, Small Gym, 8-
9:00.
Brown Bag Lunch with Meena
Alexander, sponsored by Asian
American Writers Series. Union
Welker Rm., noon.
The Yawp, a publication of student
writing, is looking for poetry, short
stories, and art; deadline, Dec. 1.
Submit to 7611 Haven Hall.
Career Planning and Place-
ment. Marketing Your Liberal Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Candi-
dates in tomorrow's congressional
and gubernatorial elections hurtled
through a final weekend of cam-
paigning yesterday while party lead-
ers posted rival predictions of suc-
cess.
Republicans were heartened by a
string of public opinion polls trend-
ing in their favor and expressed op-
timism about the California gover-
nor's race, the biggest prize of the
midterm campaign.
Democrats remained confident of
solid gains in both Congress and the
statehouses.
In California, Republican guber-
natorial candidate Pete Wilson shut-
tled to a series of public rallies while
Democrat Dianne Feinstein visited
several churches, including St. Paul
of the Shipwreck in San Francisco.
In the nation's most closely
watched Senate race, Sen. Jesse
Helms (R-N.C.) passed up church
services in favor of extra rest.
Democratic rival Harvey Gantt at-
tended services and scheduled an
evening rally.

Not surprisingly, officials in
both parties predicted success and de-
fined the term to their advantage.
Ron Brown, chair of the Demo-
cratic National Committee, said his
party would "pick-up governor seats.
We're going to pick-up in the Sen-
ate, and we're going to pick-up in
the House."
White House chief of staff John
Sununu conceded Democrats would
retain control of both House and
Senate in the 102nd Congress, and
perhaps pad their majorities in both
houses.
But he quickly added, "What we
have set as a goal is to be signifi-
cantly better than the average result
in an off-year election. And if we do
that, it will be a success." Histori-
cally, the party controlling the
White House loses roughly two
dozen House seats in the election
midway through the president's first
term.
The survey of 1,445 adults re-
ported that nearly four in ten people
surveyed expect things to get worse
in the country.

Two male acquaintances threw
objects at each other, according to
police reports Nov. 1-2. One was
driving in a car on the 2100 block of
Hemlock, and the other was walk-
ing. The driver allegedly teased the
pedestrian and threw pebbles at him.
The pedestrian, in turn, reportedly
threw a bottle at the driver. No in-

block of Maynard while on duty, po-
lice reports from Nov. 1-2 said. The
incident is considered a felonious as-
sault if the driver had intent to in-
jure. The police summary did not re-
port the time of the incident, orif
the officer was injured.
- by Josephine Ballenger
Daily Crime Reporter

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