The Michigan Daily -Friday, September 20, 1991 - Page 3
by Elizabeth Marshall
A University sign interpreter is
donating her time to a city panel on
4isability issues so the committee's
proceedings can reach the hearing-
The University and the Ann
Arbor Commission on Disability
issues are coordinating a joint effort
to create awareness of and provide
for the needs of people with dis-
The commission's newest service
is the appearance of a sign
interpreter at its monthly meetings,
* ich are broadcast on Community
Access cable television. This service
4ims to accommodate all types of
Disabilities of both students and
Ann Arbor residents, commission
staff representative William
We are trying to be
as sensitive to the
eeds of as many
components of the
- William Hampton
"A goal of the commission is to
levelop materials and methods to
increase the capability of the com-
munity to function as a model for
people with disabilities," Hampton
. Joan Smith, coordinator of
Services for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing, a division of the
University's Services for Students
with Disabilities, has donated six
months of appearances on the com-
mission's broadcasts where she will
act as an sign interpreter.
Hampton said it is important
that the hearing impaired are able to
view the meetings and is pleased
with the prospect of increasing the
number of viewers and supporters
of the commission's efforts.
"We are trying to be as sensitive
to the needs of as many components
of the disabled community as possi-
ble. We want to make sure that we
are getting as many hearing impaired
viewers as possible," he said.
Hampton said in the past the
University community was not
well informed of the commission's
Smith said by appearing on the
Commssion's broadcasts she hopes
to highlight the need for cable tele-
vision to be captioned or inter-
preted, and the benefit of
University-city cooperation in dis-
She added that she has received
many requests from University stu-
dents for sign language, the third
most widely. spoken language in the
world, to be offered for credit to
fulfill the language requirement as
an alternative to a foreign language.
She stressed the importance of
the University's cooperation with
the city in providing the signing
service on cable.
"The University of Michigan is a
friendly campus for students with
disabilities," Smith said. "We are
anxious to accommodate."
The University is sponsoring an
"Investing in Abilities Week"
October 7-11. Each day of the week
will be designated to a specific ac-
tivity to educate students with dis-
abilities about the services available
through the University.
Business school junior Garrick Wang (second from right) could have filled this bus and three others with the
26,757 pounds of cardboard the University Recycling Office collected during "move-in" week.
Cardboard contest winner
is 654 pounds shy of perfect
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
The University Board of Regents
met for its monthly meeting yes-
terday and approved the operating
budget for the 1991-92 fiscal year
for the University's three campuses.
The budget, passed by an 8-0
margin, contains $683 million of
General Fund spending for the
University's three campuses.
The General Fund is funded in
part by student fees and state appro-
priations. It pays for teaching, re-
search, and scholarships.
Regents and administrators ex-
pressed concern that the budget was
framed without a definite knowl-
edge of state appropriations.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
said the University used an estimate
of a 4.7 percent increase in state ap-
propriations when drafting the bud-
get. However, the University ad-
ministrators said they are expecting
an increase in state appropriations of
slightly more than 4 percent.
"Our expectation is slightly
over 4 percent. There might possibly
be a modest shortfall. We have se-
questered enough money to take care
of the shortfall," Whitaker said.
"There are risk factors in several
areas. The state appropriation pro-
cess itself.., seems pretty much on
target, a bit less than we built into
the budget, but not dramatically
so," said University President
"The budget was presented to us
in an environment where we were
not clear what was going to happen
with the state," said Regent Philip
Power (D-Ann Arbor).
Any budget cuts will be made at
the departmental level. "We believe
that it is not fruitful to dictate
simply how units plan... they're
closer to the action. Freezes are:
never the productive way to deal
with this," Whitaker said.
by Lauren Dermer
The University Recycling Of-
fice announced yesterday winners
of a contest to guess the amount of
cardboard collected in University
Residence Halls during "move-in"
Garrick Wang, Business School
junior and East Quad resident, won
the contest with his guess of
26,103 pounds of cardboard - only
654 pounds off.
"I remembered from last year
that we recycled about 25,000
pounds - with the University's
continued emphasis on recycling, I
figured it would be a greater
amount this year," said Wang.
The grand-prize is two tickets
to tomorrow's Jesus Jones concert
at Hill Auditorium, courtesy of
University of Michigan Office of
The contest, sponsored by the
University Recycling Office for a
second year, is aimed at promoting
the recycling program in the
Garrick Wang, LSA
junior and East Quad
resident, won the
contest with his guess
of 26,103 pounds of
cardboard - only 654
Students, the University Hous-
ing Division, and the Recycling Of-
fice collected 26,757 pounds of
cardboard from the 15 residence
halls, according to Recycling Edu-
cation Assistant Jenny Cotner.
This year's total was 6.5% more
than the 25,118 pounds of card-
board recycled last year.
"I think that with each year the
statistics increase because more
people are interested and aware,"
Participants thought the recy-
cling contest was a success.
"The program really went over,
well," said LSA senior Paige
Davis, a student on the Markley
Ecology Committee. "People were
excited and there was a definite
improvement in publicity from
"Contests like this really make
people aware and they are a good
way to get the point across to the
people," said LSA junior and
Markley resident Terri Candy.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Bush administration tried to quell
talk of a new war with Iraq yester-
day, a day after raising the possibil-
ity of sending U.S. planes to protect
Y .N. inspectors. President Bush de-
nied he was spoiling for a fight and
*he Pentagon said, "Nobody is going
Bush denounced Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein as a "brutal dicta-
tor," but only in the course of a
quick reference to the Gulf War dur-
ing a speech on domestic matters.
The president had said
Wednesday he- was "fed up" with
Skddam and ready to back up his
frustration by deploying U.S. air-
*craft if Iraq continued to interfere
with U.N. teams searching for its
weapons of mass destruction.
, Told that Iraq's state-run news
media had accused the United States
of "spreading false information ...
to justify its resumption of aggres-
sion," Bush told reporters in Los
Angeles, "I'm not looking for a
fight with anybody."
Defense Department spokesper-
son Pete Williams refused to com-
ment on the alert status of any U.S.
forces, saying the Pentagon doesn't
comment on "contingency plans."
Williams added, "No orders
have been issued to carry out any
plan with respect to an Iraqi contin-
gency. ... All I can say is, there are no
troops moving. Nobody is going
He did say that U.S. Patriot mis-
siles will be leaving bases in Europe
soon for Saudi Arabia.
Williams said there was "no in-
creased threat" that sparked their
The anti-missile weapons were
requested by King Fahd because the
Saudis "feel threatened" by Iraq
since Baghdad "continues to try to
sidestep the U.N. Security Council
resolutions on destroying their bal-
listic missiles," Williams said.
He said Iraq "has a long way to
go" to meet U.N. demands for dis-
closing the full range of its nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons
programs, as well as its ballistic
A team of 13 U.N. inspectors
planned to go to Iraq Friday to carry
on the search for biological weapons
and a group of nuclear experts was
ready to go over the weekend, offi-
A Patriot missile unit is com-
posed of 95 soldiers, but Williams
did not say how many people would
be going to Saudi Arabia.
Nor would he say how many
missiles will be sent to Saudi
Arabia, when they are scheduled to
depart, or how long they will re-
Bush made a single mention of
the Iraqi situation yesterday as he
attempted to switch public atten-
tion to his domestic agenda.
"If America can defeat a brutal
dictator in a matter of weeks, then
surely its legislative body can man-
age to pass two bills - the admin-
istration's crime and transportation
bills - within 100 days," Bush said
at a GOP fund-raising breakfast in
At the Pentagon, Defense
Secretary Dick Cheney signed the
first post-Gulf War defense pact in
a meeting with Kuwait's defense
minister, Ali al-Sabah al-Salim al-
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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;APO meeting. Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Alcohol Awareness Week, informa-
tional mtg. MSA Chambers, 3:30. Call
763-3241 for info.
U-M Chess Club. Michigan League.
Call 994-5824 for info.
Student Alumni Council, member-
ship mtg. Alumni Center, 4 p.m.
"On Logical Form," Stephen Neale of
the University of California, Berkeley.
2408 Mason, 4 p.m.
"Palestinians in Post-War Kuwait,"
Kurt Berggren. Guild House, 802 Mon-
"Complex Polymers form Lignins,"
John Meister, University of Detroit.
Chem Bldg, rm 1706, noon.
"Processes of Fluid Flow and Fluid-
rock Interaction in Crustal Hy-
drothemal Systems: Insights From
Transport Models of Isotopic Ex-
Fhange," John Bowman, University of
Utah. Chem Bldg. rm 1640.4 p.m.
"Blood of Jesus" and "Dirty Gertie
from Harlem," films. Angell Aud A, 7
"Gate of Hell," film. Lorch Hall Audi-
torium, 7 p.m., free.
U-M Ninjitsu -Club, every Friday. Cal]
662-2306 for info. IM wrestling room,
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club. Call
996-8591 for info.
U-M Rowing Team, novice practice.
International Observer, happy hour.
Dominick's, 5 p.m.
Drum Circle, rhythm and percussion
playing. Guild House, 802
Monroe, every Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Morgan, symposium and per-
formance. East Quad, 3-5, Museum of
Trotter House Picnic, free. Trotter
Gender and Society in the Middle
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ON THE POSTER ONLY: classes listed for North
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ON THE POSTER ONLY: classes listed for "
ARTSPACE are actually on North Campus. .
IN THE DAILY AD (9/16) and THE POSTER::
.The North Campus yoga class meets at
the times listed for the Central Campus class..
-The Central Campus yoga class meets at the .
times listed for the North campus class.
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speakers including attorneys,
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