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The Michigan Daily- Thursday, April 9,1992 - Page 3
awn Administrators to frame

new Social Event

by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
Since student leaders - meeting
with University administrators -
were unable to come to a decision on
a new University Social Events
Policy yesterday, University officials
will springboard from previous dis-
cussions to compile a revised policy.
Frank Cianciola, Michigan Union
building director, and Royster
Harper, associate vice president for
Student Affairs, will draft a consoli-
dated University Social Events
Policy, which will then be available
for feedback from students partici-
pating in the policy formulation.
The University draft will be
completed April 24, and student
leaders will have until April 27 to
make adjustments. A final meeting
to wrap up concerns has been
planned for May 1.
Cianciola and Harper emphasized
student leaders would still be able to

mark up, change, and react to the
draft they compose. "I think the
misperception is that we'll go off in
some closet and create the policy,"
Cianciola said.
So far the coalition of student or-
ganizations and University officials
have agreed on the following issues
regarding party procedures:
Opening it to University stu-
dents, faculty, staff, alumni, and
guests and probably students from
other universities;
Defining guests to include
anyone with a photo identification,
escorted or on a guest list sponsored
by University students, faculty, staff,
or alumni with special provisions for
exceptions possible through agree-
ment among student group, building
staff and security representatives;
Insuring student monitors act
only in an advisory and not security
manner; and,
Sharing responsibility for out-

s Policy
breaks among the student organiza-
tion, building staff, security, and pa-
trons involved in the incident, with
the student group responsible for any
damages accrued.
Omega Psi Phi President Lester
Spence, whose fraternity sponsored
a party in the Michigan Union
Ballroom in February during which
a fight broke out, said he was hesi-
tant to place all the blame for poten-
tial incidents on student
"In certain situations, yes, the or-
ganization should be responsible,"'
he said. "I'm really concerned with
creating a partnership where people
who come to the party aren't
While it is unlikely all parties
will be satisfied by the final policy,
Trotter House representative Ro<
Evans said there has been progress.
"We've gotten a whole lot furthe
than when we've started," she said.F

Venezuelan riotsv
A hooded youth holds a stone near a burning car during a clash between anti-government protesters and police
yesterday in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. The riots demanded the resignation of Venezuelan President Carlos
Andres Perez.

NRC calls for clean up of


46 contaminated nuclear sites

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) demanded speedier cleanup
of 46 severely contaminated nuclear
sites yesterday, complaining that the
effort had lagged for years.
Owners of the facilities could
face fines or future license restric-
tions if they do not comply. Most of
the sites have long been closed.
Separately, an Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) study es-
timated there are more than 45,000
locations nationwide where there
once were nuclear activities that

may have contaminated land, build-
ings or water systems.
In most locations, this contamina-
tion is probably at very low levels,
barely above background radiation,
but in other cases such as at federal
weapons facilities it involves highly
radioactive wastes and liquids, said
officials who have reviewed the
EPA study.
The eight-month study, which is
to be presented today at a Senate
hearing, represents the first attempt
to assess radiation pollution nation-
wide so that new standards for

cleanup may be developed.
NRC action focused on a rela-
tively small number of locations
where the radioactive contamination
from past nuclear activities has been
known for years.
Robert Bernero, director of the
NRC's Office of Nuclear Material
Safety and Safeguards, said the sites
do not pose an immediate health
threat because they are not open to
the public, but that they represent "a
long-term environmental hazard"
that needs to be cleaned up.
In many of the cases "the owners

were dragging their feet" and in
some cases have refused to ac-
knowledge responsibility, he said.
Bernero said the NRC selected
the 46 sites from about 36,000 loca-
tions the agency has surveyed. He
estimated that of the larger number
fewer than 75 eventually would re-
quire the kind of decontamination
plan the NRC called for yesterday.
In the others sites contamination was
expected to have been negligible or
cleanup activities already have been
Among the sites are

An old landfill near St. Louis
where radioactive materials were
dumped illegally decades ago.
Piles of depleted uranium tail-
ings left in a ravine in what now is a
residential area outside Cleveland.
The tailings were from the
Chemetron Corp., which once pro-
cessed uranium for use by the plas-
tics industry;
Radioactive wastes at the mili-
tary's Aberdeen Proving Ground in
Maryland and the Army Arsenal in
Various nuclear fuels facilities

owned by such companies as Kerr-
McGee in Oklahoma and Babcock.
& Wilcox in Pennsylvania;
0 A factory belonging to Ad-
vanced Medical Systems in Cleve-
land where cobalt capsules were
made for cancer treatment; and,
A lighting company factory
near Bloomsburg, Pa., where fila-
ments once were made using tritium,
a radioactive gas, in the manufacture'
of "exit" signs.
Bernero said he hoped owners of
these facilities would voluntarily ac-
celerate the cleanup of the sites.

Federal agents seize Detroit golf club,
alleging it harbored gambling operations

DETROIT (AP) - A 45-hole golf
course was seized yesterday in a federal
gambling and money-laundering probe that
also resulted in 14 people indicted on rack-
eteering and other charges.
The seizure of the Wolverine Golf Club,
valued at between $20 million and $25
million, was the largest in Michigan his-
tory, said U.S. Attorney Stephen Markman.
The club allegedly was the center of a
multimillion-dollar sports and horse-race
gambling ring that had ties to Nevada, he
"The Wolverine Golf Club was both the
physical site of gambling operations, and
its books were used to conceal the pro-
ceeds," Markman' said. The course is near
Mount Clemens, about 30 miles north of
Federal agents arrested by yesterday af-
ternoon nine of 12 Michigan residents
named in the indictments, and one of two
Nevada residents who also were indicted,
said Hal Helterhoff, special agent in charge
of the FBI's Detroit office. One defendant

remained at large.
The seizure and the arrests capped a
five-year investigation involving the FBI,
the Internal Revenue Service, the Michigan
state police and U.S. marshals, Markman
Benjamin McMakin, chief of the crimi-
nal investigation division of the IRS in
'The Wolverine Golf Club
was ... the physical site of
gambling operations.'
- Stephen Markman
U.S. Attorney
Detroit, said he couldn't estimate how
much money was funneled through the club
over the years, but said it was "millions."
The 82-count indictment includes a va-
riety of charges relating to illegal gambling,
racketeering and money laundering, inter-
state transmission of wagering information
and structuring transactions to evade cur-
rency transaction reporting requirements.

Named in the indictments unsealed yes-
terday were:
Jack Anthony Lucido, of Grosse
Pointe Shores, the owner and majority
stockholder of the Wolverine Golf Club,
and his wife, Eda Lucido.
Jack Lucido, of Grosse Pointe Shores,
manager of the club;
Leonard A. Torrice, of Warren; and,
Aurora Selva, of Romeo, a bank teller
who allegedly advised the Lucidos.
Also named were: Richard Tabbi, of
Mount Clemens; George Thomas Brady, of
Warren; Carolyn Rose Hojnacki, of Royal
Oak; Sebastian Lucido, of Mount Clemens;
Frances Lucido, of Mount Clemens;
Michael Logreco, of East- Detroit; George
Sarkisian, of Lincoln Park; Edward
Sarkisian, of Las Vegas; and Larry Katz, of
Henderson, Nev.
The Lucidos' home in Grosse Pointe
Shores was also seized yesterday, Markman
said. He declined to say if the people ar-
rested were part of any larger

'Project Serve
LSA senior Evan Yeung (left) and RC senior Craig Barkan clean the walls of the Ann Arbor
Homeless Shelter as part of Project Serve. Both are members of Alpha Phi Omega.


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Pontiac to sell Silverdome, the Lions' 17-year den

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Undergrad Psych Soceity,
Anderson A-B, 5:00 p.m.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, meeting,
Crofoot Rm, Michigan Union, 7:30
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
1311 EECS, weekly luncheon
meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship, weekly group mtg,
1040 Dana Bldg, 7 p.m. ,
Islamic Circle, weekly mtg, 3rd
floor Michigan League 5:15.
Pro-choice Action, weekly mtg,
MLB Rm B118, 7:30 p.m.
Pre -Med Club Meeting,
Pendleton rm, 6:30 p.m.
Korean Students Association,
weekly meeting, Pendleton Rm,
Michigan Union, 6 p.m.
Amnesty Int'l, letter officer
elections, writing. East Quad, Greene
Lounge, 7-8 p.m.
Hindi Discussion/Class, M L B
B115, 8 p.m.
Detroit Summer '92 Speaker
Series, UM Greens, Anderson
room, D Mich Union, 7 p.m.
Lysitrata, Angell Hall 2235 7:30
A Uaava.. VnU.. n14itlin

Andre Marrou, Libertarian
Presidential Candidate, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Union, pond room
The effects of the reward
system on research, 8:00 p.m.
Anthropology Club, 7 p.m.
Federal Tax Workshop for
International Center Students
and Scholar, Rm 9, International
Center, 10:00 a.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Exhibition, Rackham Galleries,
3rd floor Rackham, 7-9:30 p.m.
Safewalk, 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
by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Also,
extended hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m.
Stop by Angell Hall Computing
Center or call 763-4246.
Northwaik, 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.
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 1-
3 p.m.
U~nderraduate Psvcholov

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The
Pontiac City Council hopes to sell
the Silverdome, home of the Detroit;
Lions for 17 years, to ease the bur-1
den on the financially strapped city.
The Detroit suburb has been hit
hard by auto industry shutdowns,
and has a $1.5 million budget
deficit this fiscal year.
The City Council has previously
opposed recommendations by
Mayor Wallace Howard to sell the
stadium, which was built for $55.71
million and opened in 1975.
Financial adviser Louis1
Schimmel suggested last year the
city sell some assets, including the

On Monday, the council agreed
to try to sell the dome and other city
assets, including a golf course and
"These luxuries really are not a
part of city government," council
President John Bueno said Tuesday.
Councilmember Tracy Miller
said "we need to .:. get some of the
dip out of that big bowl."
The Silverdome was expected to
create economic development for
the city and about 680 jobs.
But much of the development
has gone to nearby communities
such as Auburn Hills and Troy.
At the same time, an $800,000-
a-year state subsidy for the stadium

has been criticized by Gov. John Pontiac residents pay 1.3 mills
Engler as a pork-barrel appropria- in property taxes a year for the con-
struction bonds, and still owed $27-
million on the building at the end of
1991. A mill is equal to 12000 of
'We need to ... get the estimated value of a property.
some of the dip out of The council hopes a buyer also
that big bowl.' will bring development to the va-
Tabibo lcant land surrounding the stadium,..
- Tracy Miller which will be one of nine U.S.-
Pontiac Councilmember venues to host the world Cup soc-
cer tournament in 1994.
"Nothing would be greater than
to have a developer come in and
say, 'We'd like to do something:
tion and the Legislature is currently around the Silverdome,"' Miller.
wrangling over whether to include said. "Maybe we'll have a hotel-
it in the budget. here before the World Cup comes."






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