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'U' selected as site of new
pollution research center

by Andrew Levy
Daily Research Reporter
Starting Oct. 1, the University will house the na-
tion's leading center for the prevention of environmen-
tal contamination.
After a nationwide competition and search in which
top universities and research groups submitted propos-
als, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has given the University a $320,000 grant to
open a National Pollution Prevention Center (NPPC).
"The task of the center is to develop educational ma-
terials to incorporate in engineering, natural resources,
... and business schools on both the undergraduate and
graduate levels to enhance the understanding of young
professionals in pollution prevention," said School of
Natural Resources Professor and NPPC Director
Jonathan Bulkley following yesterday's luncheon an-
nouncing the creation of the center.
The center, jointly sponsored by the School of Natu-
ral Resources, the School of Business Administration,
and the School of Engineering, with the cooperation of
other faculties at the University, will develop curricu-
lum modules designed to teach pollution prevention
strategies to people entering the workforce.
"In general, engineering and business curricula in the
United States have not adequately educated students
about the environmental consequences associated with
their future professional activities," said center Man-
ager Gregory Keoleian.
Keoleian pointed out in a press statement that a lack
of environmental education in American engineering and
business curricula has left students unaware of the con-
sequences that go along with their future occupations.
Keoleian, also a research fellow in the School of
Natural Resources, noted that the effort will focus on
integrating pollution prevention into the earliest stages
of product design and development.
"The grant starts Oct.1. We will begin developing
the curriculum then and start incorporating some con-

cepts this semester," said Dan Menerey, a member of the
center's Manual Development team.
"We will develop the curriculum with participating
faculty, then we will review it, test it, and then come
out with final modules. Students may see transitional
modules, and the final ones will be incorporated next
year. Our goal (in that area) is to have most students enr
counter the modules in their first one or two years at
the University," he added.
The goals of the center, however, stretch beyond the
University. Menerey says that once the modules are de-
veloped here, they will be disseminated to universities
around the country.
University Vice President for Research William
Kelly was enthusiastic about the center.
"This is really an important development. Our vari-
ous faculties have been very active in pollution concerns.
We've had the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic States
Center for Pollution, and now along comes (the NCPP)
which is based in all of our faculties. It is exciting that
we would be chosen to lead this," Kelly said.
"What I find particularly exciting is that this is
based on a relatively new approach. Previous approaches
have always dealt with what is called 'end-of-the-pipe
cleanup' - that is cleaning up what has been polluted.
The new approach is to examine and deal with all causes
of pollution through all aspects of product develop-
ment," he added.
Karen Hoffman of the EPA's Office of Toxic Sub-
stances said her office and the Office of Pollution Pre-
vention chose the University because of the strength of
its preparation and the approach which integrated the
various schools.
Menerey hopes that the continued development and
use of these curriculum modules in university class-
rooms across the country will help future generations
"achieve better natural resource management and pollu-
tion prevention so that we no longer have to deal with
the nightmare of pollution after the fact."

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Without the skills of pinch hitter James Duderstadt, the administration's "Ivory Towers" softball team was
soundly defeated last night, 16-3, by the Ann Arbor News. Above, Suzanne Rutledge, Information Systems
executive secretary, swings as teammates look on.


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'Michigan football fans will
find plethora of parking

by Lynne Cohn
Daily Staff Reporter
Wolverine football fans have a
elew option for easier parking this
The University is following the
Ann Arbor Transit Authority's
(AATA) lead and vacating three
parking lots for incoming football
traffic. Fans can take shuttles to the
stadium after leaving their cars on
Mitchell Field at Fuller Road for
$3, in the Fletcher and Church
Street parking structures for $6, or
*in 17 free AATA parking sites
around town. The shuttles will
charge $1.50 each way.
Liz Margolis, AATA manager
of community relations, said, "We
run downtown, north, south, east
and west sites which are mainly ho-
tels in those areas. Almost all have
very ample parking spaces."
The parking sites are not reserved
for football fans. Spots are avail-
*able on a first-come first-serve ba-
sis. Margolis said the only hotel
where parking has been tight in the
past is Weber's Inn on Jackson Road.
AATA Football Ride shuttle
tickets are available prior to game
day either through the mail or in
person at the AATA office on S. In-
dustrial. Fans can purchase tickets
on the day of a game at any of the
.atea hotels.

"We've been running this for a
few years," Margolis said. "The
University of Michigan is sort of
looking ahead and trying to get ev-
erybody to shuttle."
AATA Football Ride
shuttle tickets are
available prior to
game day either
through the mail or in
person at the AATA
office on S. Industrial
Don Triveline, the associate for
business affairs for the University
athletic department, said, "It
wasn't a matter of all of a sudden.
They (AATA) have expanded the
areas where they can pick people up
and take them to the stadium."
Triveline created a committee of
AATA, Ann Arbor Police, and
University safety, parking and ath-
letic officials to study where season
ticket holders live. The University
opened the three new parking sites
in locations where the 12,000
drivers from suburbs north of De-
troit can easily access M-14 through
U.S. 23, Triveline said.
Though only 1,500 fans per game

used Football Ride last season,
Triveline said, "If we can get three
or four thousand people to park
their cars and ride AATA, it would
be a lot safer and more convenient."
The committee has also opened
more handicapped parking spaces
close to the stadium this season.
"We now have... wheelchair
seating inside the stadium in addi-
tion to those on the field in the
past," Triveline said. "We have
handicapped/wheelchair parking in
three sites around the stadium."
Triveline said those handicapped
fans seated in the south end of the
stadium in sections 10-14 can park at
the triangle lot in front of Will
Call at Crisler Arena. He said hand-
icapped ticket holders seated in the
north end of the stadium in sections
31-33 can park on Buffalo Street.
"All individuals can purchase
parking passes at the ticket office,"
he added.

Florida prosecutors drop minor charge
against Noriega; trial to start this week

MIAMI (AP) - Prosecutors on
Tuesday moved to drop a minor
charge against Manuel Noriega,
whose drug-trafficking and racke-
teering trial is scheduled to begin
this week.
The charge to be dropped in-
volved a drug pilot-turned-infor-
mant the government has paid more
than $500,000. It is the only charge
in the February 1988 indictment
that mentions Panamanian pilot'
Tony Aizprua, whose intercepted
1985 drug flight helped launch the
Noriega investigation.
The count said that, in violation
of federal law, Noriega caused
Aizprua to travel from Fort
Lauderdale to Panama in 1984 in

furtherance of the cocaine-traffick-
ing conspiracy. It provides no other
Diane Cossin, spokesperson for
the Miami U.S. Attorney's office,

refused to explain prosecutors' rea=
sons for dropping the charge.
"We're not commenting as to
why we moved for dismissal of this
count," she said. V


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