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The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, April 20, 1993 - Page 3
Council passes Art Fair regations, sees '94 budget

by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
C The City Council approved new
regulations designed as safety precau-
tions for the Ann Arbor Summer Art
Fair and got its first glimpse of the new
budget at last night's meeting.
The measures are designed to make
it easier for emergency vehicles to pa-
trol the Art Fair and respond tohazard-
ous situations.
building department, said there was one
small fire last year, which was con-

tained by footpatrols using ahand-held
extinguisher. As the annual event con-
tinues to expand to more private prop-
erty,increased safety measures become
Mostof themeasuresdealwith space
between booths, both to slow the spread
of sparks and to increase ease of move-
ment between sales and display areas.
Councilmember Thais Peterson (D-
5th Ward) amended the resolution to
delay the mandatory use of fire retar-
dant material in all booths until next

year's fair. This year, booths serving
food will be required to be constructed
of fire-safe materials.
Councilmember Peter Nicolas (D-
4th Ward) wondered whether such a
mandate would pose an "undue bur-
den" on vendors.
Donaldson said fire-retardant paint,
not much more expensive than regular
paint, would fill the requirement.
The city administrator's office also
revealed highlights of next year's bud-

get. Preliminary figures show a 3-
percentincrease compared tothis year's
budget. The average homeowner will
see an additional $80 on next year's tax
City Administrator Alfred Gatta
showed the council a slide show illus-
trating highlights of the budget pro-
posal, which will guide city policy if the
council does not approve an adjusted
version by the second meeting in May.
The General Fund takes up 58 per-

centof budgetexpenditures, an increase
of 1.1 percent from last year's budget.
Departmental budgets have decreased
by 3.1 percent. The non-departmental
budgets, such as insurance and millage
transfers, account for the increases.
Ann Arbor budget makers are con-
cerned with decreasing revenue while
trying to maintain services.
Ann Arbor is required to roll back
the property tax rates because of an
amendment to the state constitution

whichlimits total-revenue increases3to 3
percent per year.
Gatta expressed worry that depart-
ments, whichhavealreadycutspending.
to the bone, would have to lay off per-
sonnel or cut services to function under
continually decreasing revenue.
Gatta said the current proposal be-
fore the state legislature, which pro-4
vides property tax relief by raising the..
state sales tax, could have very adverse
effects on Ann Arbor.
. ,

'U' cafeterias strive to
serve palate-pleasers
by Peter Matthews Each cafeteria has a professional chef. It is
Daily Staff Reporter their duty to decide the dishes to prepare and the
Most students who dine in one of the ingredients to requisition from the UFS. Chefs
University's 10 cafeterias said they prefer steak, are trained, certified, and often experienced.
pizza and pasta to fish, pork and stuffed peppers. The cafeteria food system is structured to
Trying to please all students is difficult in avoid waste and re-cooking. "I think there is a
light of the intricate process ofmaking the cafete- misconception as to how many times we reuse or
ria food program as tasteful, non-wasteful and recycle the food," Durell said. "Our goals are
cost-effective as possible. twofold, one is to batch cook - to prepare food
"We do our best through surveys and speak- as needed and thereby ensure its freshness. (The
ing to cafeteria staff but we cannot be all things other is)to avoid overcooking and thereby mini-
to all people," said William Durell, associate mize the amount of leftovers."
director of Housing Food Services. Those stu- UFS has large warehouses to store staple food
dents whose taste buds, time schedules or dietary products, andrefrigerators topreservedairyprod-
needs are not met by the food program are ucts and produce.
released from their obligations to the meal plan. "What is left over is minimal.... We handle
Behind each mouthful of dorm food lies a money and commodities with responsibility, it's
constellationofemployees, enterprisesandanaly- part of running a good business," Durell said.
sis. Leftover foodis donated to Food Gatherers, a
The University's 45 full-time management localcharity.Donationsaremadeattheendofthe
staff, 175 full-time union employees, and more fall and winter semesters.
than 2,000 student employees serve approxi- "We pick up produce, containers of milk and
mately 42,000 meals each week - making the bread," said Kevin Walker, assistant director of
total number of meals served each year about 1.5 Food Gatherers.
Durell described the relationship between his "Although the quantities we receive vary, the
staff and the student body as one of clients and University's food is always extremely nutritious
customers. The keystone to this business is the and still at the height of its freshness," said
University Food Stores (UFS) and the Central Walker. "Itis a god-send for us, we really love it."
Food Purchasing Agent who decides the what, Walker described Food Gatherers as a" pre-
how much and when of purchasing food stuffs. pared and perishable food program."Mostof the
"The UFS makes the cafeteria food program food it receives is still edible and nutritious, but
a lot more efficient. By buying in larger volumes no longer saleable. Collected foods -from res-
and then distributing to each (cafeteria), we get a taurants, grocery stores, bakeries and farmers -
much better price on the food than if we were are distributed through community organiza-
nurchasing individually." Durell said. tions to needy people.

DPS charges
student with


by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter


The cost of college can drive most
students to do just about anything to
make ends meet, but one University
student took things a little too far.
LSA junior Michelle Brooks was
arraigned in 15th District Court yester:
day for allegedly embezzling moretham
$8,000 of University funds.
Brooks reportedly took the money
during her time as a work-study em-
ployee of the Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center (SAPAC) this
winter. Police believe she converted
funds meant for business-related travel
into personal accounts.
The University Department of Pubs
lic Safety (DPS) began investigating
the incident Feb.l1-just after SAPAC
reported the funds missing.
Brooks was arrested last week and
arraigned on charges of larceny by con-
version of funds over $100 by Judge
Timothy Connors yesterday. I
DPS Lt. James Smiley said convi-
tion of this felony can command up to
four years in prison.
SAPAC Director Debi Cain said the
stolen funds represent a significant loss
for her department.
"That's a lot of money to SAPAC,"
Cain said. "We operate from around
$20,000- that's a hefty chunk of our
Cain said Brooks had worked as I
counseling assistant at SAPAC for al-
most two years prior to the incident.
Brooks left her position in January. .
Cain would not comment on tl*
circumstances surrounding her depa-
SeniorFinancial Aid Advisor Vickie
Crupper of the work-study division of
the Financial Aid Office said work-
study students are selected on a finan-
cial need basis only. Other factors are
not considered in the selection process.
Crupper said the number of posi-
tionsavailable for work-study are based
on an evaluation of the position's edu-
cational value.
Disciplinary action, she said, rests
with the hiring department.
Preliminary examinations for
Brooks will be held May 5.


LSA sophomore Ian Williams transfers the lettuce he shredded from one container to
another in the Mary Markley kitchen.

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Pow Wow
participant arrested
on outstanding
w arrant
A man who parked his trailer on the
grounds of Michigan Stadium Sunday
called the University Department of
Safety (DPS) early yesterday morning
after he found that the trailer had been
locked inside the stadium gates.
DPS officers ran a check on the man
and found that he had an outstanding
arrest warrant for larceny from
LaGrange County, Ind.
Police arrested the man after the
LaGrange County Sheriff's Dept. con-
fimed the warrant. The man was the

taken to Washtenaw County jail pend-
ing extradition to Indiana.
DPS Lt. James Smiley said the man
will have a hearing before a 15th Dis-
trict Court judge later this week, at
which time he can fight extradition pro-
ceedings or waive his right to take ac-
tion against the process.
Smiley said most suspects forego
the opportunity to fight extradition, be-
cause it is almost inevitable that the
state of Michigan will agree to the pro-
The man had come to Ann Arbor to
participate in this weekend's Pow Wow
at Crisler Arena, and brought his 12-
year-old son with him.
DPS turned the boy over to relatives

Also at the Pow
In other Pow Wow-related incidents,
a man told DPS he had gotten food
poisoning from aNativeAmerican food
concession stand at Saturday's event.
The man's life was allegedly not put
in danger by the poisoning. Police in-
vestigations are continuing.
Also on Saturday, DPS officers were

called in when a Pow Wow patron re-
ported thathecould not find his truck in
the Crisler Arena parking lot.
The officers were able to locate the
man's truck without incident.
A woman told DPS officers Satur-
day that her her ex-husband-whohad
an outstanding arrest warrant - was at
Crisler Arena.
Police confirmed that the man did
indeed have an outstanding warrant from
the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Dept.
Officers nabbed the man and took him
to the Washtenaw County jail.
Gate lock cut at

A State Security Service guard on
routine patrol found the lockon agate to
President James Duderstadt's backyard
appeared to have been cut.
The guard found the damage to the
gate - located near the Graduate Li-
brary -just after 1 a.m. Sunday. The
guard told DPS he secured the gate with
Smiley said he noted an increase in
vandalism over the weekend, which he
attributed to students' end-of-semester
frustrations and anxieties.
Other incidents of vandalism or
malicious destruction over the weeked
included broken windows in South
Quad, East Quad and Mosher-Jordan
Residence Halls.
- by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter

Graduates may pick up commencement tickets in Room 17 of Angell Hall between Monday, April 26 and
Wednesday, April 28. If extra tickets exist, the will be available from Room 17 of Angell Hall Thursday, April
* 29 and Friday, April 30. This information was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
AACAR member and RC sophomore Neg Mahmoodzadegan was quoted incorrectly in the article "Women
fight to take back dark streets," which was printed in yesterday's Daily.-
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills) expressed his concerns with due process violations in the
Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities at Tuesday's Michigan Student Assembly meeting. This was
incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.




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Student groups
Q The Christian Science Organi-
zation, meeting, Michigan
League,check room at frontdesk,
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Q College Republicans, meeting,
MLB, basement, 6:30 p.m.
Q In Focus, meeting, Frieze Build-
ing, Room 2420, 6 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting, Michigan Union, Room
3909, 7:30 p.m.
Q National Women's Rights Or-
ganizing Coalition, meeting,
MLB, Room B119, 6 p.m.
Q Sierra Club, general meeting,
Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., 7:30 p.m.
U Social Group for Bisexual
Women, call for location and
r-ifnmatin n i1A1f -vRm

Room 52 Greene, 7 p.m.
Q U-M SailingTeam,meeting,West
EngineeringBuilding, Room 420,
6:30 p.m.
Q U-M Student/Faculty/Staff
Prayer Time, Campus Chapel,
1236 Washtenaw Ct., 12-1 p.m.
0 Carillon Recital, Burton Tower,
7:15 p.m.
Q Fourth Annual International
Fair, MLB, Language Resource
Center, Room 2011, 1-3 p.m.
Q The Human Sour and the An-
gelic Beings, According to
Rudolf Steiner, lecture, Rudolf
Steiner Institute, 1923 Geddes
Ave., 8 p.m.
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rium, 8 p.m.
Student services
U Consultation for Student Lead-
ers and Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202,8 a.m.-5 p.m.
U ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
U Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-:30 a.m.
U Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services,'764-8433, 7 p.m.-8
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