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Minorities say
Columbus not
worthy of fest

by Chastity Wilson
. The year-long celebration of the
500th anniversary of Christopher
Columbus' arrival in America
plhnned for 1992 has spurred disap-
#roval from different minority
groups on campus.
Native American, Latin
American and African American
students on campus expressed nega-
tive opinions about next year's
planned festivities, saying that the
impact European cultures had on
thoir groups is not worthy of cele-
'When you look at it
from the standpoint of
those who were
affected by his
(Columbus') mistake,
itis not a.positive
* -Devlin Ponte
BSU President
Native American students feel
Columbus' arrival warrants no spe-
cial recognition said Susan Hill, a
representative of the Native
American Students Association
Native Americans, who were re-
ferred to as."Indians" by Columbus
when he thought that he had reached
t1 Indies on, August 3, 1492, died
by the millions from exposure to
European diseases and enslavement.
- The coming of Columbus was
not the best thing this continent

ever saw," said Hill.
In fact, it is an event that should
be mourned, Hill said.
It marks a "sad day in our his-
tory, but it is time to move on, to
keep our heritage strong. We're
looking ahead rather than looking
For this reason, rather than plan-
ning anti-Columbus events, NASA
has planned such pro-Native
American activities as the 20th
Annual Ann Arbor Pow-Wow in
March and a variety of events for
Native American month in
Latin American Solidarity
Committee (LASC) President
David Austin said that Columbus
represented tragedy not only for
those people affected by his arrival,
but also an "ecological tragedy."
LASC does not celebrate
Columbus Day and is planning to
sponsor a Guatemalan speaker this
fall from one of the indigenous
groups negatively affected by the
For African Americans,
Columbus represents the beginning
of the enslavement of their ances-
tors in America and an attempt to
force Native, Latino and African
American cultures to accept
European religions and languages.
Black Student Union President
Devlin Ponte said of next year's cel-
ebrations, "When you look at it
from the standpoint of those who
were affected by his (Columbus')
mistake, it is not a positive celebra-
tion. It is indicative of white
supremacist ideals that exist today
in our society, and in history."

Not Halloween - Maybelline
First year LSA student Tisha Milla bats her eyes for Coty Cosmetic Representative Caroline Fuller who was
giving free makeovers at yesterday's Mademoiselle program in the Michigan Union.
Environmental agency identifies

by Rachel Freedman
Thanks to a new city program,
old yellow pages will now help
make greener grass.
Ann Arbor has launched a new
campaign to make it more conve-
nient to recycle old telephone books.
The special new phone book col-
lection program - called
"DirectoRecycle" - began yester-
day and runs through November 16..
During this time, residents can drop
off old telephone books at any of
seven participating Kroger stores or
at Recycle Ann Arbor located at.
2050 South Industrial.
The program also provides a
drop-off site for local businesses at
the City Garage located at 721 North
Main St.
The program was organized be-
cause of the difficulty in recycling
telephone books, said city recycling
coordinator Tom McMurtrie.
"The phone books can't be recy-
cled with newspapers because of the
special glue used in the binding of
telephone books," he said.
However, McMurtrie added that
the books can be recycled and put to
good use. The phone books will be
converted into cellulose insulation
and hydroseed mulch - a mixture of
grass seed, shredded paper, fertilizer
and water which is sprayed over soil
in order to grow grass.
NuWool, Inc. is overseeing the
conversion process. Other companies
involved in the campaign include
Ameritech Publishers Inc., which
publishes the telephone books,
Kroger, Pepsi-Cola and Recycle Ann
Over the past couple years, ef-
forts have been made to make tele-
phone book recycling easier.
Kim Madeleine, a representative
of Ameritech Publishing, said his
company has made certain changes
to produce more environmentally
safe telephone books. "A couple
years ago we changed the ink to soy-
based and the glue used in the bind-
ing now is water-soluble," he said.
Two years ago there was also a
similar program to collect old tele
phone books, but McMurtrie said it
was much more limited. He called
this year's effort the most ambitious
yet and said an emphasis would be
placed on convenience.
"We are estimating 300 to 500
tons of telephone books will be col-
lected through the program this
year," McMurtrie said.

areas with
Nearly 100 urban areas have air pol-
lution exceeding federal standards
and many will need to take strong
measures such as using cleaner gaso-
line or controlling industrial emis-
sions to clean the air, the
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) said yesterday.
The EPA's identification of areas
with the worst air pollution gives
notice to state and local authorities
who will have to impose new pol-
lution controls under the Clean Air
Act passed by Congress last year.
The communities have three to

highest air
20 years to come into compliance,
depending on the severity of the
Many of the worst air quality
problem areas such as southern
California have been on the EPA's
noncompliance list for years. But in
some, the dirty air has drifted far-
ther into rural counties.
The EPA found 98 urban areas
exceeding the maximum allowable
levels for ozone, the primary com-
ponent of smog. Forty-two areas
were found not to meet federal
standards for carbon monoxide, and
71 areas exceeded federal maxi-

mums for dust and other particu-

,Markley resident
getting change for
fake money
A resident of Mary Markley
Hall has been using fraudulent $5
bills to obtain change from a ma-
chine, police reports say.
Markley staffers reported on
Oct. 28 that more than $75 of change
hid been obtained.
. No suspects are known, but
IEPSS is conducting an investigation.
Pizza delivery
interrupted by
robbery attempt
At 10:59 p.m. on Oct. 24, a
Domino's Pizza employee re-
sponded to an order on the 1900

block of Pauline.
According to AAPD reports, as
he approached the door, two sus-
pects confronted him. One held a
knife to his throat and demanded all
of the victim's money.
After the victim gave him $25,
he said, "I told you to give me all of
the money." He looked through the
victim's pockets but found nothing,
police reports said.
The victim then ran into an
apartment building for help. He saw
the two suspects getting into his
truck, reports said.
When he returned, the truck was
not moved and his keys were on the
ground. Two pizzas and three cans
of Coke were missing, police re-
ports said.
'U' student beaten
on S. University
and Washtenaw
Officers of the University De-
partment of Public Safety and Secu-
rity (DPSS) responded to a bruised

and bleeding student who said he
had been assaulted by six male sus-
pects on the corner of S. University
and Washtenaw.
The incident occurred at 4:42 a.m.
on Oct. 27.
Woman woken by
male attacker
A female University student
was awakened by a man on top of her
at 5:10 a.m. onOct. 28. When her
roommate turned on the light, the
man fled.
Ann Arbor police are looking
for the suspect, who will be charged
with attempted criminal sexual
conduct in the second degree when
he is caught.
Assault victim
meets police in
Argo Park
Ann Arbor police officers en-
countered a man with a bump over
his eye and blood covering his face in
Argo Park at 9:57 p.m. on Oct. 26.

He said he had been assaulted and
swam across a river. He also said he
didn't know who had attacked him
but he suspected it could have been a
According to police reports, the
man was intoxicated and said he had
an alcohol problem.
A police search of the man's
apartment revealed no suspects. In-
vestigations are continuing.
Staff finds anti-
Semitic graffiti in
300 N. Ingalls
Staff members of the 300 N. In-
galls building reported seeing two
anti-Semitic graffiti messages on a
staff composite at 10:18 a.m. on Oct.
Although no suspects have been
identified, DPSS is conducting an
Driver hits man in
car lot and flees
Ann Arbor Police are looking
for a man to charge with felonious
assault after he struck another man

While states have considerable
leeway on how to clean up the air,
the measures are likely to include a
broad array of pollution reduction
measures such as requiring cleaner-
burning gasoline, tighter tailpipe
emission standards for automobiles,
the use of alternative motor fuels
for fleets, tougher vehicle inspec-
tions, required employer-sponsored
ride-share programs and controls on
emissions from such businesses as
bakeries, dry cleaners and breweries.
with his car on Oct. 29 at 1:20 a.m.
According to reports, the victim
was walking across a parking lot
when the suspect intentionally
backed up his car and hit the victim.
Police have not apprehended any
suspects, but know the assailant
drives a 1988 grey Toyota.
Diag fighters flee
before police
A group of people not affiliated
with the University started a fight
on the Diag at 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 28,
according to DPSS reports.
There were no known injuries
and the suspects fled the area before
police arrived. DPSS is investigating
the situation.
-by Melissa Peerless
Daily Crime Reporter




What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union; 4th floor, 7:30.
Tagar, Zionist student activists. Hillel,
6:30 p.m.
)tntervarsity Christian Fellowship,
mptg. Dana, Rm 1040, 7 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ, weekly
#itg. Dental School Kellogg Aud,
005, 7-8.
txternal Relations Committee,
*eekly mtg. MSA Office, 3rd floor
Union, 7 p.m.
|ules and Elections Committee.
.M4SA Office, 3rd floor Union, 1 p.m.
Communications Committee. MSA
6ffice, 3rd floor Union, 7 p.m.
Pre-Med Club, mtg. Film:
"Flatliners." MLB Lec Rm 2, 6:30.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B137, 7p.m.
Ilamic Circle. League, 3rd floor, 6:15.
k'alestine Solidarity Committee.
Vnion, Mug, 8 p.m.
'fThe Theme of Chivalry in 12th C.
f'rench Literature," Glynn Burgess.
MARC Society mtg. MLB 3rd floor
ommons, 6 p.m.
'1Fieldwork and Figurines in
hiapas, Mexico," Richard Lesure.

of Pittsburgh. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"Individual Variability and Life
Histories: A Baboon Example," Jean
Altman, University of Chicago. MLB
Lec Rm 2,4 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 7-8.
U-M Swim Club, Thursday workout.
IM Pool, 6:30-8:30.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8.
"Being There," film. Hillel, 8:30.
Custodial Appreciation Week.
Custodian's Day.
Soviet contemporary music, docu-
mentary film. MLB, 3rd floor conf rm,
3 p.m.

Now Open 'til 2 a.m.
Friday & Saturday
South University at Forest

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