The Michigan Daily- Friday, March 13,1992 -Page 3
City Council candidates duel
on waste disposal, finances
by Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporter
City Council Democrats de-
fended their yearlong majority reign
over the council while Republican
hopefuls criticized a lack of accom-
plishments, during a candidates' fo-
rum yesterday morning, but mem-
bers of both parties agreed that the
city should contract out for a new
waste disposal site.
Twelve of the 14 council candi-
dates addressed about 50 members
of the Chamber of Commerce in a
breakfast forum concerning the
city's financial status and the future
of its Solid Waste Department.
The majority of the candidates
said they think the city should send
its garbage elsewhere instead of su-
ing the state for a permit to use the
final section - called Phase III -
of the Ann Arbor Landfill.
"In regards to solid waste, I say
'no' to development of Phase III at
this time," said 2nd Ward Demo-
cratic candidate Ralph Michener. "It
should be held for future consi-
deration. I say 'no' to suing the
(state Department of Natural
Nick Contaxes, 4thaWard
Libertarian candidate agreed.
"Speaking on city finances, remem-
ber the Libertarian standpoint is,
'Government isn't part of the solu-
tion, it's part of the problem."'
But Joe O'Neal, a Republican
running for the 3rd Ward seat, said
the city should negotiate reopening
the Ann Arbor Landfill with the
Candidates also exchanged polit-
ical barbs during the forum regard-
ing their positions on city finances.
"We're going through the city
budget fund by fund. It's like pulling
teeth," said Councilmember Larry
'We're going through
the city budget fund
by fund. It's like
- Larry Hunter
City Council member
Hunter (D-1st Ward). "There is
money there. They hide it. There's
$750,000 just sitting in a golf fund."
Second Ward Republican candi-
date Peter Fink defined what he
thinks a councilmember should be.
"I don't think City Council
should be a full-time position, I
think it should be like a board of di-
rectors for a company," Fink said.
Councilmember Bob Grady (D-
3rd Ward) expressed opposite
"We need to be an activist coun-
cil rather than a board of directors. If
we just sit on our hands and look at
staff reports there is no way anything,,,
positive will get done," Grady said..-,
Yet 1st Ward Republican candi
date Howard King challenged the
current council to be more "active."
"It's time to start walking what.:
you are talking," King said.
LSA senior Jeff Muir, running as
a Republican in the 5th Ward, criti-
cized the current council.
"I think local government ought
to be the most active form of gov-,
ernment. Ann Arbor's hasn't been
that way," Muir said.
Muir cited the recent pay increase
the council passed for itself fromp
$8,000 to $8,800 a year, the alloca-
tion of a car for Mayor Liz Brater,,,
and the council's "buying out" of
former City Attorney Bruce
University graduate student Peter
Nicolas, a Democrat running for the
4th Ward seat, said he was pleased
with the forum.
"I liked that a lot of people talked
about looking away from partisan-
ship. Just because my opponent has
an 'R' next to his name doesn't
mean people in the 4th Ward are
going to automatically vote for him.
I think most of the voters in Ann
Arbor have an 'I' next to their name
- 'I' for independent," he said.
Brown bagging it "H'E'"H"' "M^W"l
Fifth graders from McGowen School in Redford, Mich., enjoy their sack lunches in the Chemistry Building during a
break from their field trip to the Natural Science Museum yesterday.
Board allow customers
* to continue smoking
by Purvi Shah University administration would al-
Daily Administration Reporter low each individual unit to decide.
People will be allowed to con-
tinue smoking in areas of the MUG,
U-Club, and billiard room in the
Michigan Union, the, Michigan
Union Board of Representatives
(MUBR) decided yesterday.
MUBR voted 5-2 to reject pro-
posed changes to the Union's
smoking policy, but the board will
maintain a committee to place non-
smnoking signs in applicable areas
and deal with other complaints.
MUBR took a random poll of
students to determine attitudes to-
ward smoking Monday and Tuesday
in order to get input before making a
decision whether to change the
While 56.6 percent of respon-
dents said they would like smoking
banned from the MUG, only 38.3
percent claimed they would like
smoking prohibited from the Union.
"There is no overwhelming ma-
jority saying let's get rid of
(smoking) completely," said MUBR
member Mark Brotherton.
In other business, the board did
not come to a consensus on the ban-
ning of alcohol from student social
events in order to prevent people un-
der 21 from drinking.
Union Building Director Frank
Cianciola said the alcohol policy
might be used for all events in
University buildings, but that the
"I don't think anybody has sug-
gested a prohibition of alcohol,"
Cianciola said. "The University is
certainly moving in the direction that
we need to be concerned about alco-
'I think everything is
coming together now
because we have
of the student body.'
- James Green
Alumni Representative to the
board Paul Schissler voiced concerns
about a prohibitory policy expanding
to non-students. "I know the alums
will have a drastically different
viewpoint on an alcohol policy than
students," he said.
The Board will attempt to reach
a decision by April 8, the same date
by which a new Union Social Events
Policy must be formed.
MUBR members discussed
progress made Wednesday by a
coalition group working to revise the
Union Social Events Policy, which
will attempt to abolish the need for a
Union Access Policy.
The coalition decided on a defini-
tion of social events and divided
them into different categories -
party, performance, general meet-
ings, formal/reception, and other.
"There was general consensus
that different things need to be done
for different events," Cianciola said.
"You can't just haveblanket guide-
lines for all social events."
The group is considering con-
cerns about safety, guests, and sanc-
tions while revising the policy.
Black Greek Association
President James Green said that he
felt the group was making progress
and would be able to have, a new
policy to present to students by the
April 8 deadline.
"I think everything is coming to-
gether now because we have better
representation of the student body,"
"My concerns are still the same. I
want the policy to not be exclusive,"
he added. "I don't want any group to
feel like it's being discriminated
against.... We want to make a pol-
icy that's safe and secure enough for
us to do away with the Union Access
Policy. The Union Access Policy
seems so strict and militaristic."
Cianciola said the new policy
could be applied to other campus
buildings. "While a significant num-
ber of social events occur in the
Union, this is really being looked at
(as) the policy for the whole cam-
pus," he said.
MSA court scraps rule limiting
candidates 15 days to campaign
by Robin Litwin
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly's judiciary body
threw out part of MSA's code prohibiting candidates
from campaigning more than 15 days prior to elections
yesterday, calling the restriction "unconstitutional."
As a result, students running for assembly positions
can begin their campaigns at any time, the Central
Student Judiciary (CSJ) decided.
MSA Rep. Andrew Mutch, an Engineering sopho-
more who plans to seek reelection this spring, brought
the rule into question.
"It's important to bring the issue forward so inde-
pendents and small parties will get an opportunity to
present their views," Mutch said. "It was an important
decision by the court, and it was the right decision."
Freedom of speech was the primary issue discussed
in the case. Student Rights Commission (SRC) Chair
Michael Warren, a third-year law student who repre-
sented Mutch, said he thought the act was a direct vio-
lation of the First Amendment.
"It infringes on political speech, which is the heart
and core of the First Amendment," Warren said.
However, the opposing side maintained that it was
not an issue of constitutionality, but rather that the act
served to make the candidates equal.
"The intent clearly was to provide a level playing
field," said Tim Darr, a second-year graduate student.
CSJ also decided yesterday that MSA Rep. Jeff
Hinte, who is no longer a student in Rackham, can still
sit on the assembly. The SRC requested that a tempo-
rary restraining order immediately be issued against
Warren, representing the SRC, said that by sitting
on MSA, Hinte denies equal representation to
"It's a travesty that you have a non-student on the
assembly. It's a student government," Warren said.
"Hinte can't even vote, yet he is dictating policy. This
is a denial of student rights."
However, the CSJ decided that Hinte does not pre-
sent immediate or irreparable injury to anyone.
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House passes stiff alcohol fines
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Underage drinkers who are caught
trying to buy liquor at a party store
or chugging beer at a fraternity party
will face tougher penalties under leg-
islation passed yesterday by the
The bills were approved, but their
sponsor, Sen. James Barcia (D-Bay
City), doesn't support changes made
in the House so the legislation may
end up in a conference committee.
Elimination of the mandatory
90-day driver's license suspension
for underage drinkers is just one ofI
the many changes proposed.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
U of M Chess Club, weekly mtg,
Michigan League, 1 p.m.
Alpha Phi.- Omega Chapter
Meeting Sunday Anderson Room
Michigan Union 7:00 p.m.
AIESEC Dominick's 8:00 p.m.
Taiwanese American Students
for Awareness, Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Welker Rm, Michigan Union
:Hilary Clinton, Yale Law School
Graduate and wife of Democratic
Presdential Frontrunner, Bill
Clinton, U of M Law School, 12:00
P.m. Hutchins Hall, Room 100
"Dispatches from Forgotten
Fronts," Beth Nissen, fmr.
Newsweek correspondent, ABC News
Correnspondent, and UM Grad, 7:30
p.m. First United Methodist Church
'Ann Arbor Parks and
Recreation, Pre-Season Discount
offered for limited time on season
;golf passes, 994-2786
$afewalk, night-time safety walk-
ing service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30
:a.m., Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop
Northwalk, North Campus
nighttime team walking service. Sun-
Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333
Bursley or call 763-WALK.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing
Center, 7-11 p.m.
Film Series, Chrysler Center Aud,
North Campus, free, 5 p.m.
free movie, International Center,
Rm 9, 8 p.m.
U of M Bridge Club, weekly
duplicate bridge game, Michigan
Union, Tap Rm, 7:15 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-
M Bldg, wrestling rm, 6:30-8 p.m.
Michigan Ultima Team,
practice, 9:30 p.m.
U-M Taekwondo. Club. Friday
workout. 1200 CCRB, 6-8 p.m.
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, practice. CCRB Martial Arts
Rm, 6-7 p.m.
psychology advising, walk-in or
appointment, K-108 West Quad, 9
Yost Ice Arena, public skating,
12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
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