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Page 16-Tuesday, May 20, 1980-The Michigan Daily
L.A. judge orders
new integration plan


LOS ANGELES (AP)-The judge
overseeing integration in the nation's
second largest school district ordered
the school board yesterday to prepare
by mid-July a new plan integrating all
grades but kindergarten in as many
schools as possible.
Superior Court Judge Paul Egly said
in an 86-page written ruling that the
new plan should go through 12th grade,
not only grades four through eight as a
previous plan dictated. The judge said
busing would not be practical in four
zones in the604-square-mile district.
SCHOOL BOARD member Robbi
Fiedler said the ruling would be ap-
Egly said the revised plan should
follow new definitions of a segregated
school. "The resolution of the issue of
definition is the linchpin of the remedial
portion of this case," he said.
He said nearly 300 schools of a total of
713 have 70 per cent or more black or
Hispanic enrollments. Egly considers
them segregated. The total enrollmen-
tin the Los Angeles school district is
expert who will study the new plan as it

is prepared, held a news conference to
explain Egly's order in the judge's ab-
sence. He said the order "maximizes
the number of schools that can be
desegregated under the state Supreme
Court standard of reasonable and
feasible integration."
Hamilton said there are areas where
desegregation is not possible because
long distances are involved in busing
students. Within those areas, Egly's or-
der calls for "alleviation of the harms
of racial isolation."
That would be done, Hamilton said,
by assuring that both mostly white and
minority schools spend equal amounts
of money per pupil and by keeping staff
members and training equal.
TO REDUCE THE distance of bus
rides, the judge divided the district into
11 zones. He said students would not be
bused from one zone to another unless
specifically ordered by the court.
The four zones most difficult to in-
tegrate are predominantly Hispanic
and black areas of East Los Angeles,
part of the downtown-Wilshire district,
and two zones in predominantly black
South Los Angeles.

Brejers Vogart
May 21-7:30 p.m.: CUBA
Members from the first "Christians for Socialism" delega-
tIon from the U.S. to Cuba present the slide show, "Cuba,
Revolution of Promise and Challenge." The show includes a
brief Cuban history, information on economic planning and
social institutions and insights on the role of Christians in the
PLACE: Lounge of St. Mary's - Newman Center
Corner of William and Thompson
Ann Arbor, Ml.
-St. Mary's Student Chapel
-Intertaith Council tor Peace
-Ann Arbor Committee tor Human Rights in L.atin America
-Office ot Ethics and Religion

AP rnoto
AS A RESULT of the eruptions and mudflows on Mount St. Helens, a tugboat
is left in a logjam on the Cowlitz River, which was rendered impassable by
mudflows and flooding on the Toutle River, a tributary 15 miles to the north.
Volcano erupts again
leaving layer of grit
throughout northwest
(Continued from Page 1) have disappeared.
slopes of the mountain and said it would "The area to the north of the moun-
present no danger. tain is essentially devoid of any
Crandell said the lava would be ex- vegetation," said USGS geophysicist
tremely thick and slow-moving, like Joe Rosenbaum. "Trees have been
toothpaste from a tube, and could even- knocked down and covered with ash.
tually form a dome to equal the The only place you can see any trees is
previous 9,677-foot cone. around one of the arms of Spirit Lake."
"ULTIMATELY WE expect a dome Rosenbaum estimated the tem-
to appear," he said. "This may occur perature of the pyroclastic flow as
over a period of days, weeks or mon- ranging from a few hundred degrees
ths." centigrade to 700 to 800 degrees cen-
Other scientists inspecting the tigrade.
damage from the eruption said an am- "Evidence from radar observations
phitheater-like valley had replaced the indicates Spirit Lake is either totally
bulge on the northwest flank of the covered or filled in by a volcanic
mountain, and Spirit Lake, the home of deposit," a spokeswoman for the USGS
crusty old Harry Truman, seemed to said.
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