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The Michigan Daily- Friday, March 20,1992 - Page 3

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by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter

Natural Features bill
sent back to committee

The Information Technology
Division (ITD) held an open meet-
ing yesterday to address the effects
of departmental budget cuts. More
than 40 people from various
University departments attended the
meeting at the Dental School.
Doug Van Houweling, vice
provost for Information
Technology, attributed the reduc-
tions in lTD services to a decline in
higher education funding from the
Director of University
Information Services Sam Plice
said he hopes the cuts will reserve
$1 million for the purchase of new
equipment and the improvement of
old equipment.
Cheryl Munn-Fremon, director
of the ITD Assistance and Support
Center, said, "This drastic action
was taken to bring revenues and
expenses in line to create a fund for
equipment purchases."
Carl Berger, director of
Information Technology, said,
"Most students will not see a large
difference. Those who use the
mainframe may have to use a dif-
ferent set of commands."
The ITD cuts could affect stu-
dents in many ways including the
elimination of the ITD library, a re-
duction in consultants and planners,

by Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporter
The Natural Features
Preservation Ordinance - criticized
by many Ann Arbor homeowners for
being too restrictive - has been sent
back to committee after the City
Planning Commission deemed the
ordinances's proposed fines unac-
"The ordinance became a solu-
tion looking for a problem," said
Councilmember Kirk Dodge (R-2nd
Ward). Dodge serves on the commit-
tee that drafted the original ordi-
nance, but voted against it in its first
reading Feb. 10.
Residents have had the opportu-
nity to voice their opinions about the
ordinance during three public hear-
ings. Many homeowners have ob-
jected to the section of the ordinance
that regulates the fate of trees on
their property.
The controversial section of the
ordinance requires a person to obtain
a permit from the city before cutting
down a tree on their property. If a
person cuts down a tree without a
permit, the homeowner could be
subject to a fine ranging from $763
to $76,302 depending on the
diameter of the tree.
Councilmember Bob Eckstein
(D-5th Ward) also helped draft the

ordinance, but unlike Dodge, still
supports it.
"This whole thing has gotten very
complicated," Eckstein said. "I've
been booed and hissed and called a
Nazi about this. I am really sur-
prised. Some people completely dis-
regarded the views of the committee.
It wasn't just a bunch of left-wing
tree huggers."
Dodge said the basic argument
against the ordinance is that it as-
sumes the people who have made an
effort to "make this city green and
wonderful" are no longer capable of
keeping Ann Arbor's natural fea-

Ann Arbor when I'm an old man,"
Eckstein added.
Dodge said he agrees with the
concept of protecting trees, but only
to a point.
"If we can discourage the clear
cutting of trees by developers, then
we should," Dodge said. "The
wholesale protection is going over-
Ann Arbor resident Griffith Dick
has spoken against the ordinance
twice at public hearings.
"Why does Ann Arbor need
something like this when we already
have state and federal regulations to
protect trees and wetlands?" Dick

'It wasn't just a bunch of left-wing tree
- Councilmember Bob Eckstein (D-5th Ward)

Vice Provost of Information Technology Doug Van Houweling responds to
user questions concerning the department's service cutbacks.

and the restructuring of Michigan
Terminal System (MTS) and educa-
tional services. The money previ-
ously spent on these facilities and
programs will be used in part to up-
grade the equipment in the Campus
Computing Sites, add dial-in lines,
and improve the 4-HELP service.
The MTS phase-out is part of a
long-term move to more cost-effec-
tive distributers, Van Houweling
said. "The problem is whether or
not we can free up enough re-
sources to make that change," he

Berger said computing site users
will hear the word "Timber!" when
printing. Berger said ITD hopes this
tactic will reduce printing waste
and encourage recycling. "We're
trying to be responsive so students
who want to print can print,"
Berger said.
Van Houweling said the crunch
is a result of a search for balance in
services cut and providing the sup-
port services for redistributing
computer activity.

Eckstein said, "We really wanted
to make the ordinance transparent to
the homeowner. We don't want peo-
ple and developers to feel like poten-
tial criminals, we just want to protect
trees. An individual tree coming
down doesn't seem to be a big deal,
but the cummulative destruction of
them is a disaster.
"This is very important to me. I
want to see very old, huge trees in

The man identified in the Greek Week Twister photo in Tuesday's paper is
named Curtis Mischler. As well, it was Councilmember Nelson Meade, not
Mayor Liz Brater, who won by six votes in the 3rd Ward City Council
election in 1989. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

U of M Chess Club, weekly mtg,
Michigan League, 1 p.m.
AIESEC Dominick's 8:00 p.m.
Zeta Phi Beta finer/womanhood re-
ception, North Campus Commons,
Blvd rm, 2-4 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega, Chapter Meeting,
Michigan Union Kunzel Room, 7:00
"Social and Political Change in the
New Russia," 9-10:30 a.m., "Life
strategies of Soviet Teenagers; 10:45
a.m.-12:00 p.m. "Political and Eco-
nomic Reform; 2-3:30 p.m. "Processes
of Emerging Social Identities in the
Changing post-totalitarian Society,"
Assembly Hall, Rackham
"Doing Business in Central Europe
and the former Soviet Union," 1270
Business Adm, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
"Supercritical Fluids in Polymer
Science," 1706 Dow Lab, 12:00 noon
"Massacre in East Timor," Commons
Room, Lane Hall, 7:00 p.m.
The City of Victory: Unearthing a
Medieval City," Lane Hall Commons,
"Natural Resources, Politics, and
the Nicaraguan Atlantic Coast,"
Guild House, 12:00 noon
"The Politics and Un Politics of the
Underclass and the Unemployed," 1
p.m. Michigan Union Ballroom
"What is it? Why do it?," LS& A
Seminar Rackham E Conf 4 p.m.
"The Future of the Auto Industry,"
Hale Auditorium, Business School, 9
a.m.-1 p.m.
"Massacre in East Timor: An eye-
witness account,"I Lecture Room 1,
MLB, 11:00 a.m.
"Symposium: Seeking peaceful so-
lutions: Policy alternatives to
Ethnic Conflict," Rackham Aud,
12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"Social and Political Change in the
new Russia," West conf Rm Rack-
ham, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
"Symposium: U.N. Conference on
Environment and Development,"
Kunzel Room, Michigan union, 12:00-
4:00 p.m.
"Seeking Peaceful Solutions : Policy
alternatives for Conflicts of Ethnic-
ity and Self-Determination,"
10:30-12:00 Yugoslavia Panel 1:00-2:30
Ethiopia Panel 2:45-4:15 Israel and Il-

car Romero, St Thomas Catholic
Church, Testimonies from Salvadoran
Refugees in Ann Arbor, 5-7 p.m.
"The Crisis in Haiti: U.S. Double-
Speak and Haitian Realities," Guild
House, 802 Monroe Street, 7:00 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by An-
gell Hall Computing Center or call
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
or call 763-WALK.
3rd Annual Concert Against Can-
cer, Cactus Jack's Tavern, 1301 S.
University, 9:00 p.m. admission charge
Martha Cook International Tea,
Martha Cook Residence Hall, 3:30-
5:00 p.m.
Free Video: Reversal of Fortune, In-
ternational Center, 8 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors, An-
gell/Mason Hall Computing Center, 7-
11 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. workout.
1200 CCRB, 6-8 p.m. Beginners wel-
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 6-7
Undergraduate Psychology Depart-
ment, Undergraduate psychology ad-
vising, walk-in or appointment, K-108
West Quad, 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena, public skating, 12:00
p.m.-12:50 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. 219 UGLi,
1-5 p.m.
Amnesty Int'l, Workshop for Africa
Conference, 1-5 p.m. East Quad
Hillel, Post Purim Bash, Lawyer's
Club, 9 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Amnesty Int'l, Discussion of the fu-
ture of Human Rights in Africa, 7-8:30
Ann Arbor POW WOW, dance for
mother earth, Crisler Arena, 1-4:30
p.m. & 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, 1-6:30
Career Planning, Triathlon: Job
Search, Resume Writing Interviewing
9:10 a.m.-12:00 noon

Fight for
Into brawl
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - One
of the lawmakers involved in a scuf-
fle on the Senate floor almost a year
ago came close to staging another
boxing match yesterday.
As the burly Sen. Gilbert DiNello
(D-Mount Clemens), shouting,
moved toward AFL-CIO representa-
tive Tim Hughes in the back of the
committee room, only the interven-
tion of the much smaller Sen. David
Honigman (R-West Bloomfield)
prevented a possible confrontation
between the two.
"Come on, Gil, take it easy,
please," Honigman pleaded as he
wrapped his arms around DiNello,
splitting his sportcoat. Honigman
urged the intervention of "somebody
bigger" to restrain DiNello.
"Did you not hear him say 'Come
on back here?"' DiNello demanded.
"Do you think I'd turn him down?
The union goon. He challenged me
and I took it."

said. "I think that we have to exam-
ine this thing very carefully.
Personally I don't see that there is
any tree emergency here in Ann
After the ordinance is rewritten it
will come back to the council for re-
consideration, Dodge said.
"There will still be a wetlands
and watercourses ordinance," Dodge
said. "It will get some modifications,
but basically it will survive."
Dow end
or good
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow
Coming Corp. left women withouta
key mode of breast reconstruction
when it announced yesterday it
would stop making silicone gel
implants, health-care officials said.
Dow Coming cited public outcry
over possible links between leaking
implants and health problems in its
decision to permanently stop making
the devices.
The company said yesterday it
will pay up to $1,200 per patient to
defray the cost of having its implants
removed for women who cannot af-
ford the operation and whose doctors
say it is medically necessary.
The company stopped making
and selling the implants Jan. 6 after
the Food and Drug Administration
asked for a moratorium because of
health concerns. Dow Coming didn't
say then whether it would exit the
market for good.
The company has said there is no
proof that fluid leaking from the im-
plants causes such major health
problems as cancer and autoimmune
diseases. The FDA has said research
needs to continue to sort that out.
Dow Corning controls about 30
percent of the national implant mar-
ket. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. quit
the business last fall, and last week
Bioplasty Inc. said it also would stop
making gel implants.
Dow Corning's departure would
leave two manufacturers in the mar-
ket: The Mentor Corp. and McGhan
Medical Corp., both of Santa
Barbara, Calif.

Israelis investigate embassy bombing
Israeli government investigators ask for help from a window of the Israeli
Embassy annex in Buenos Aires yesterday. A car bomb demolished the
embassy Tuesday killing at least 21 people and injuring about 240 others.
The investigators are helping in the search for those who planted the bomb.

Symposium offers women forum for ideas

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Women's
Symposium 1992, "Wu-men:
Defining Who We Are," will pro-
vide an opportunity for women to
work together and discuss how is-
sues affect their lives.
The symposium, held Saturday,
March 28, will address issues con-
fronting the changing roles of
women in society, said LSA junior
Jill Poling, an event organizer.
Workshops will cover a diverse
range of topics including assertive-
ness, breaking racial barriers; health
issues, and religion's influence on
women's roles. Morning and after-
noon workshops, which will run
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., are set up to
"build on one another," Poling said.
"The morning workshops deal
with how women are affected by
their communication patterns and
how they affect other people, and the

afternoon sessions deal with self-es-
teem issues," Poling said. "There
should be something for everyone."
Keynote speaker Nancy Badore,
a manager and organizational plan-
ner for Ford Motor Company, will
address the subject of women and
"She is an amazing speaker and
we feel very fortunate that she has
taken the time to speak to us," said
Tami Goldstein, who served as an
advisor for the students planning the
After Badore's address, a career
panel will give students an oppor-
tunity to talk about the problems
women face in the workplace.
Discussions led by staff and
graduate students will follow each
workshop session, enabling partici-
pants to network with other women,
increasing awareness of the concerns
and needs of women in the commu-

Goldstein said the symposium is
unique for several reasons.
"It was planned by students, for
students," she said. "We have gotten
so much support from student orga-
nizations across campus."
The symposium is being
cosponsored by 16 campus organiza-
tions and local businesses.

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