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Page 2-The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, February 4,1992

Removal of plastic bags from
compost program expediated
by Erin Einhorn
and Travis McReynolds The council banned the use of Also, City Administrator Alfred
Daily City Reporters plastic bags in the program Dec. 2, Gatta announced in a memo to the

The City Council took steps to
make Ann Arbor more environmen-
tally sound last night by voting to
hasten the elimination of plastic
bags fron the curbside yard waste
collection program.
The program, schediuled to begin
April 1, will allow residents to pile
leaves, grass or other biodegradable
substances at the edge of their lawns
for collection by the city.
DIAG
Continued from page 1
the Diag for April 4, the student
working behind the desk refused
their request.
"We saw an MTS message from
Mary Ann Swain taped to the desk.
We decided to try to get a copy of
the message," Brook said.
Brook said that when they went
to SODC the next day, the student
behind the desk gave them a copy of
the message.
Swain said the location change is
purely an effort to prevent injury and
property damage.
"We are trying to have a discus-
sion of the issues which NORML
sees as important," she said. "We
just want to change the location."
Brook added that he thinks the
University has discriminated against
NORML in an effort to thwart its
message.
"They are limiting our free
speech by not letting us be on the
Diag. We want to hold our rally dur-
ing Hash Bash, when there will be
8,000 to 10,000 people there," he
said.
Brook distinguished between the
proposed rally and the Hash Bash it-
self. He said Hash Bash is a large ef-
fort supported by many groups.
"We are not applying for a permit
for Hash Bash. By cancelling our
rally, the administrators cannot pre-
vent it," he said.
Brook said NORML would be
happy to engage in the talks, but
would also like to have its April 4
rally.
"By telling us when and where to
say whatever we want to say, they
are still denying us our rights," he
said.

following a Solid Waste
Commission recommendation.
Commission members said plas-
tics are expensive to remove during
the composting process and plastic
products can contaminate composted
materials.
Local merchants have been noti-
fied of the change and many residents
will be able to purchase 30 gallon
paper bags and reusable trash cans.
TAX
Continued from page 1
lruscott saidi he expects nmany
changes to occur before the vote oc-
curs on the proposal's final form.
"We have not taken a detailed
look at it yet," Truscott said.
Gov. John Engler did not include
a cigauette tax increase in his 1992
budget of $21 billion.
Truscott said any cigarette tax
increase would have caused delays in
passing Engler's budget, legislators
would have added programs and si-
phoned away funds for other pro-
gnuns, he said.
"We did not want to let that
size of a budget to get caught up,"

City Council that this year's ad-
justments to University recycling
fees that correspond to new process-
ing capabilities at Recycle Ann
Arbor.
The IUIniversity will now pay:
$27.50 per ton to recycle white of-
fice paper: $22.50 per ton for other
paper: S45 per ton for mixed con-
tainers; and $35 pcr ton for separated
plastics.
Truscott said.
Jim Moore, a program manager
at Michigan's chapter of the Amen-
can Lung Association, said he agreed
with the preventative nature of the
tax increase.
"I un in favor of the tobacco tax.
When you increase prices, you also
cause more people to quit smoking,"
he said.
For every 10 percent increase in
prices for a pack of cig~arettes, 12
percent fewer people start smoking,
he added.
In 1989, smoking-attributable
deaths totalled 15,328, representing
19.5 percent of the total 1989
Michigan deaths, Bullard said in a
news release.

Sign of the times
Jennifer Mills, a sign language interpreter, signs to Business School senior Lori
class in a Business School classroom yesterday.

Cipicchio during a sign language

HAITI
Continued from page 1

TOLEDO
Continued from page 1
buildings between Aug. 31 and
Sept. 1, 1991. The fires were set by
someone who had keys to the
buildings. Although no one was
injured, damages were estimated in
thousands of dollars.
Joe Skonecki, assistant director
of Public Safety at I Ii, chaired the
committee to hire I lodge.
"We did a thorough investiga-
tion, talked to his friends, relatives
neighbors, past employers ... I Ie
didn't even have a traffic record,"
he said.
In addition, Hodge passcd all of
the basic requirements: 96 college
credit hours, drug and alcohol
tests, psychological testing, a
physical. and a physical fitness test.
"(lodge) appeared to be an
ideal police candidate when we
hired him ... Not hing in his
background indicated any
problems,"Skonecki said.
UT senior Robin :vans said that

representatives of the Organization
of American States and the Red
Cross.
"We have received no credible
reports of reprisals against any in-
dividual Haitians who attempted to
reach the United States, including
those who are repatriated after the
coup" that toppled President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide on Sept. 30,
Fitzwater said.
The U.N. High Commissioner
for Refugees issued a statement at
its Geneva headquarters criticizing
the repatriation, warning that many
returnees could "be exposed to dan-
ger."
"Continuing reports of serious

human rights abuses and violence by
security forces since the overthrow
of the democratically elected gov-
ernment of Haiti are cause for great
concern," it said.
In London, the human rights
group Amnesty International said
the United States was responsible
for safeguarding the Haitian boat
people.
"We don't know that everyone is
going to be arrested, tortured or
killed, but it is certainly a risk,"
said spokesperson Anita Tiessen.
Amnesty reported last month that
more than 1,500 people had been
killed in Haiti since the coup in a
systematic campaign of political re-
pression.
The refugees came ashore clutch-'
ing small bundles of clothes and

other items given them at Guan
tanamo.
The Red Cross reported no seri-
ous illness among the boat people;
although many said they had lost
weight and were exhausted.
They stood quietly in line and
followed instructions without
complaint as they were met by pori
police, immigration officials, U.S.
diplomats and a couple dozen for-
eign correspondents. They answered
roll call and were passed through
immigration after being identified
and fingerprinted.
Red Cross volunteers gave each
food cards, $15 cash and a ride to
provincial bus stations. The food
cards can be redeemed at Red Cross
stations across the country.

although some students expressed
bitterness and a new fear toward
the university police, many have
taken the attitude that Hodge was
just "one bad egg in a dozen."
"Some people are saying 'the
testing just isn't good enough. I
can't see how it coulde get any
better,' Evans said .
"You never know when some-
one's going to flip out ... You caii't
test for that and you can't condemn
a whole group for the actions of
one (person)."
UT police officers have carried
guns for at least 20 years. Skonecki
said the campus community thinks
guns are necessary for protecting a
person, and they are also a deterrent
to crime. S konecki said in his 11
years at the university, there has
never been an incident in which an
officer had to use his weapon.
Dartt set the preliminary
hearing for "Tuesday, Feb. I1 at 9
a.m.

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gested that more lightimg be in-
stalled on campus, and that
security patrols in low traffic
areas be increasel.
An even deeper concern among
UT students is the fact that the al-
leged assailant was an on-duty IT
officer.
"It concerns me, because you're
supposed to be able to trust them,"
Seimat said. "And when it comes
down to it, who are you supposedl
to trust .
"I know a lot of the UT police
officers, anid 1 consider most of
them friends,' said IT senior
Denise Weaver. -But You're raised
to ti-Lst someone in a uniform, and
it's disheartening to have that trust
broken."
Most students said they agreed
that measures inust be taken to en-
sure that such an iincident (doesnt
happen again.
"I feel that from this time on,
there needs to be a more in-depth
background check for people on the
U PD," White said.
"I think, in the future, they
will be more wary of people and
screen them better. I hope this will
teach them to be more careful," UT
first year student Alicia Selmek
said.
However, many on campus do
see this as an isolated incident.
"This one incident should not
discredit the whole police force,"

'Weaver saidl.
Though White said he was
"shocked" that . I' )offTicers
carry guns, he did Mot blame the
entire force.
"Because there was one person
that was accused of kil limnmi
someone, I think that there are
RAIL-LY
Continhed from page I
budget substantiamlly and investing
in our schools, our roads, and our
health care."
Ann Arbor Mayor Liiz Brater
said she is disturbed by the
excessive military funding.
"1 lay awake thinking of what
Bush could be doing with this
mnmey," she said. "I have a terrible
feeling that the peace dividend will
be used to reduce the deficit instead
of reinvesting it in basic needs for
comnilities."
Washtenaw Countv ylrain
Commissioner.f Janis Bobrin said
she resents the presideent's failure to
mnention environmental concerns in
his recent State of the Union
atdlnss.
"In the last several years, the
federal governnen t has entirely
eliminated grants to keep our water
up with standards set by the Clean
Water Act," Bobrin said.
Maureen Sheehan, a JAW rep-
resentative, spoke about the cffects
of 10 years under Reagan and Bush
policies.
"U.S. policy emncourages comupa-
nies to move overseas where work-
ers can be exploited and the
governments don't care about the
environment," she said.
In her speech, Gerda Schlansker,

plemity" "'fg"opcople on the force
who want to make it safe."
As the facts about this case be-
come clearer, students are likely to
have different reactions. But, for
now, the murder has raised
importian t concerns for UT
students.

from the Packard Com munity
Clinic, said the country's lack of
health care for minorities and the
indigeint is unacceptable.
About 30 people attended the
rally, most of whom said they feel
military spending should be cut.
"Mayor Brater has dlone a great -
job trying to manage city re-
sources," said LSA senior Jon
Polish. "I just wish she had more
to wor-k with."
Carolyn Deim, an Ann Arbor .
resident, said she is concerned about
"the direction our country is
taking."
"We go around creating enemnies
and building more ,and more
weapons," she said. "iEvery (lay I
read about budget cuts that serve the-
rich elite."
The Ann Arbor Artists Co-op
designed a sculpture with a styro-
foam rocket loom ing over- coimis Ia-
beled "housing" and "education" to,
represent what it sees as a dispro-
portionatc amount of military
spending.
Th'e Ecology Center, the UAW
District 65, the Ann Arbor "Tenants
.Union, Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom,
Women's Action for New
Directioi, and Michigan *
SANE/FREIiZE sponsored the
demonstration.

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