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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 3A

ON CAMPUS A2

walkers, bikers get boost from
" .

Author speaks on
engaged citizens at
bookstore
Author Harry Boyte will speak at
Shaman Drum Bookshop today as he
demonstrates how community activities
reconnect citizens to engaged, responsible
public life on a daily basis. Boyte recently
wrote "Everyday Politics: Reconnecting
Citizens and Public Life." The speech
starts at 4 pm.
Get to know the
Graduate Library
with a free tour
Students can sign up for a free tour of
the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and
familiarize yourself with the resources
available at University libraries. Students
can meet with guides in the North lobby of
the library on the first floor. The tour will
take place today from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Speech to focus on
Japanese women
Kazue Muta will give a lecture titled
"Sexual Harassment and Empowerment
of Women: The Progress and Problems
of the Policies in Japan." The speech
will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in
room 2239 of Lane Hall today.
CRIME
NOTES
Ticket Office
loses vegetation,
door in theft
The Department ofPublic Safety filed
an incident report on Tuesday regarding
two planters stolen from the rear of the
Hartwig Athletic Ticket Office on State
Street on Monday night or Tuesday
morning. The door of the building was
also smashed in. DPS currently has no
suspects.
Greek Life office
computer missing
DPS filed an incident report Tuesday
afternoon regarding a laptop computer
stolen from the Office of Greek Life
in the Michigan Union. The computer
was stolen Monday between 7:30 and 9
p.m. DPS has no suspects.
Alert staff nabs
videotaped thief
in hospital
Tuesday afternoon a person was
caught stealing from the seventh floor
of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Staff members nabbed the person and
reported to DPS that they have video
tape of the individual stealing both on
Tuesday and yesterday.
THIS DAY

In Daily History
Sept. 16, 1971
A Central Student Judiciary trial
began to inquire into the actions of
members of the activist group Students
for a Democratic Society.
Allegedly, SDS members "locked-in"
a group of DuPont recruiters in the West
Engineering Building by crowding the
hallway and preventing the recruiter from
reaching his interviews. University Secu-
rity Officer Russell Downing reported
that "75 to 100 came in one group and
completely filled the corridor."
The group faced a four month sus-
pension from student government and
a $250 fine for their actions.
CORRECTIONS
An article on Page 1 of Tuesday's
?aily should have said the Veteran's
Trust Fund has experienced a $3.5 mil-
lion shortfall since 1996, when the state
last allocated it money.
An editorial on Page 4 of Tuesday's
Daily should have said the McCain-

By Leslie R
For the Daily

oil

There was a better than expected stu-
dent turnout at the Ann Arbor planning
meeting regarding traffic flow on and
around campus. Students, community
members and project planners came
with an impassioned sense of how to
improve transportation on campus and
road safety.
Project consultant Norm Cox said
"this is the most rewarding plan I've
ever worked on. ... We are trying to
do a better job of coordination between
the city and the University, in terms of
transportation and traffic issues."
Cox, who is the founder of Greenway
Collaborative, the company working
on the project, discussed many of the
ideas that he and city planners have to
improve traffic flow on Central Cam-
pus and the surrounding areas.
For example, they want to create

parking cut-ins to sidewalks, which
separate parked cars and traffic, allow-
ing for the reconfiguring of sidewalks
to give pedestrians a better view of
oncoming traffic.
Another major change, occurring
around the South University Avenue and
State Street areas of campus, is the addi-
tion of bike lanes. This will allow bikers
to travel independently from pedestrians
and cars, making the sidewalk safer for
pedestrians. It is also aimed at making
road travel easier for motor vehicles.
Now after the fourth and final public
meeting regarding traffic flow, the proj-
ect members hope the City Council will
approve their measures by spring.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, who
was present at the meeting, said, "This
is an exciting time downtown.... A lot
of the changes this project proposes
don't cost a lot of money, we just need
to think in different ways."
Erica Briggs, director of the Ann

Arbor Chamber of Commerce's Get transportation.
Downtown Program, said downtown "There is real safety in number

would flour-
ish with these
improvements.
"This project is
great for down-
town. ...This
is something
people should
be concerned
about from a
lot of different
perspectives. It
sends such an
empowering
message to the
community."
According to
Cox, the main
goal of this proj-

"With the integration of
biking and walking, it
will be a fabulous benefit
to students and improve
their accessibility to
many areas, not only on
campus, but beyond."
- Leslie Kusek
President, LMK Consulting

creates a
sciousness
the com
nity. Then
walkers
bikers we h
the safer t
types of t
become,"
said.
Leslie
Kusek, p
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Consulting
which rele
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emphasize

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city plans
benefit to students and improve their
This accessibility to many areas, not only on
con- campus, but beyond."
in Aside from community members and
Zmu- project advisors, many students who
more attended the meeting had definite opin-
and ions on the proposed changes to campus
have, streets.
hose "I'm glad that they are adding bicycle
ravel lanes in the State Street and downtown
Cox area.... When I first moved here, I was
riding my bike around and had no idea
whether I was supposed to ride on the
resi- sidewalk or the street. Either way it's
,MK dangerous," LSA freshman Sarah Hay-
osh said.
ased "I was impressed by the city's interest
:om- in what is generally considered a stu-
ang- dent problem," LSA sophomore Lauren
rday, Anderson said.
d the New posters will be displayed in
and businesses around the downtown area,
n of emphasizing the need to use nonmotor-
ilous ized transportation.
uranium

ect is to improve the safety and ease of impact of this project to students
travel on and around campus, and to campus life. "With the integratio
encourage the use of alternative forms of biking and walking, it will be a fabu
Iran may resume

enrichment, top en

VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A
senior Iranian envoy suggested yes-
terday that Tehran's partial yearlong
freeze on uranium enrichment is
about to end, shrugging off U.S. and
European pressure to renounce the
process and end fears that his coun-
try wants to make nuclear arms.
Both Washington and the Europe-
an Union want a commitment from
Iran to stop enrichment and have
been working on a resolution to be
adopted at an International Atomic
Energy Agency meeting demanding
that Tehran agree to such a freeze.
But they differ on the firmness of
the wording of a resolution, with the
United States seeking European sup-
port to have Iran hauled before the
U.N. Security Council if it defies
conditions meant to dispel suspicions
about its nuclear agenda.
Hossein Mousavian, Iran's chief
envoy to the meeting, suggested Iran
was not about to cave in to threats of
Security Council action, which could
lead to sanctions.
"I think one year is enough," he told
The Associated Press, when asked if
his country would agree to extend a

commitment to suspend enrichment
that it made last October. Mousavian
did not name a date for a resumption
of enrichment, but suggested it could
be "a few months" away.
Deep U.S.-European differences
on the wording of the draft resolu-
tion persisted yesterday, leading to
an adjournment of the meeting of
the IAEA's board of governors until
tomorrow to allow back-room nego-
tiations and consultations with capi-
tals.
Still, copies of both the U.S. and
European drafts - made avail-
able in full to The Associated Press
- showed both sides favoring some
kind of deadline for Iran to commit
to a new freeze on enrichment - and
at least an implicit threat of referral
to the Security Council if Tehran
remained defiant.
Iran is not prohibited from enrich-
ment under its obligations to the
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty but
has faced mounting international
pressure to suspend the technology
- which can be used both to make
nuclear arms and generate electricity
- as a gesture to dispel suspicions it

voy says
is interested in making weapons.
Last week, Iran confirmed an
IAEA report that it planned to con-
vert more than 40 tons of raw ura-
nium into uranium hexafluoride, the
feed stock for enrichment.
Even before that, international
concerns grew because of percep-
tions that a suspension of enrichment
and related activities was never fully
enacted and had eroded since Teh-
ran's pledge a year ago.
An IAEA report has given Iran
some good marks for cooperation
with the most recent phase of an
agency probe into nearly two decades
of covert nuclear activities that came
to light only two years ago. But the
report also said Iran must do more
to banish all suspicions it harbors
nuclear weapons ambitions.
Mousavian referred to that report
in arguing there was no need to
demand a further freeze.
"All major necessary confidence-
building measures have been taken
by Iran, and today the agency has
full control and supervision," he said.
"That's why we believe that (a) one
year suspension is good enough."

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