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The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 21, 1982-Pages
EPA head
admits lapse
in enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the
Environmental Protection Agency said
yesterday that she has told regional
administrators to press anti-pollution
law cases vigorously after an admitted
lapse in enforcement.
Anne Gorsuch, who took office exactly
one year ago, said in an interview that
1981 was "a period of hiatus" for her
agency's enforcement unit.
SHE SAID new management
organization and a pep talk that she
gave to regional EPA officials will end
the interruption in enforcement.
Environmentalists and some mem-
bers of Congress have been sharply
critical of EPA's'effort under Gorsuch
to enforce gnti-pollution laws, with
some questioning whether the agency
can be effective under a reduced
budget.
The last budget under the Carter ad-
ministration was $1.35 billion. The
present budget is for $1.08 billion and
the agency is asking $961 million for
1983.
BUT GORSUCH said that by bringing
all of EPA's enforcement sections un-
der the direction of one person, results
would be better even with a smaller
staff. The enforcement units
previously had been scattered among
various EPA sections, such as the air
and water pollution secitons, she said.
Gorsuch said she met with regional
EPA administrators in Washington on
April 30, and told them that "I fully ex-
pected them to get the enforcement
work force busy and working or to find
people that were able to do so."
She said sbe told the administrators
that she realized the reorganization she
brought about last summer would
"cause some miscommunications
initially ...," but said she thought that
by now "the lines of communication
had been worked out."

SENIOR CITIZENS display their poise in the "Sexy Sixties" calendar,
created by Bill Baldwin, 60, of East Lansing.
Senior citizens show
their stuff in calendar

ACCORDING to Rep. Toby Moffett,
(D-Conn.), the number of enforcement
cases EPA regions referred to the
Washington headquarters dropped
from 313 in 1980 to 66 last year.
He also said the number of cases EPA
sent to the Justice Department for
prosecution dropped from 252 in 1980 to
79 in 1981.
"I'll never count my success by how
many lawsuits we file," Gorsuch said.
"We're supposed to be doing a job as
quickly and thoroughly as we can ...
Litigation is seldom the most expedient
route to a solution."
Gorsuch, who appeared on the NBC
"Today" show yesterday morning, said
she has been seeking publicity recently
because "the agency has been unduly
maligned by the rumor mill."

By GREG BRUSSTAR
This one is not as explicit as a
Playboy calendar, nor as ingenuous as
one "from National Geographic, but it
has a special way of telling which day of
the month it is. The pin-up models are
all over 60 years old.
The cover of "Sexy Sixties" features
a long and lean set of female legs, doub-
tless belonging to some senior citizen,
but it is hard to say.
SIXTY-YEAR-OLD Betty Jean of
Florida, with 35-25-36 measurements,
appears beside a pool in a swimsuit as
the January beauty. Irene Niksa's 65-
year-old legs appear on the April page,
with her age not at all apparent.
Since its appearance six weeks ago,
the calendar has sold over 4,000 copies,
according to Bill Baldwin, who came up
with the idea lastwinter.
But Baldwin said it's not all hype; it's
a calendar with a cause. "On TV the
only people who buy cars, clothes, or go
to fancy hotels are 25 years old," Bald-
win said. As a result, he says, young
people have the wrong impression
about older people. "You never see old
people on TV unless it's a constipation
or false teeth commercial," he con-
tinued. "TV doesn't portray the true
image of old people-some of us aren't
classified as senior citizens."
BALDWIN, WHO is 60, found his
models through advertisements he
placed in newspapers across the coun-

try. He received more than 225 photos
frdm people all over the nation. The
thirty people in the calendar show off
their smiles or physiques; the calendar
attempts, as the cover claims, to give
"a new dimension to that tired phrase
'Senior Citizen.' "
Baldwin also has other ideas which
may boost the image of senior citizens
such as "Sexy Senior Models," a beauty
contest for those over 60,-and the Sexy
Senior Nightclub-where the dancers
will be over 60. "You know, someplace
where we can raise hell without the
young people," Baldwin said. He said
he doesn't know when those ideas will
become a reality.
Irene Niksa, 65, model for April, said
her friends urged her to send a picture
to the calendar. She admits the calen-
dar is "unusual, and our friends get a
kick out of it."
THERESA MADER, 62, of Royal Oak
said, "It lets people know how the
people over sixty feel." She advocates
that older people stay active and she
adds, "we still have a lot of living to
do."
Lucille Pearson, 60, of Troy, who is
the October 1983 model, said the calen-
dar "gives a new perspective to senior
citizens."
Niksa, Mader, and Pearson are
members of a senior citizen dance
troupe called the "Dazzler Dancers."
They perform for various senior citizen
See.CALENDAR,,ages10, : . -

Ann Arbor rail line
Shutdown protested
LANSING (UPI)- Laid off railroad longest subsidized railroad and was
workers, shippers, and others concer- viewed as crucial to the economy of
ned about the fate of the moribund Ann many outstate communities.
Arbor line descended on the Capitol The Michigan Interstate operated the
yesterday amid signs a compromise line for 4% years, but shut down service
may be worked out to restore the ser- north of Ann Arbor last month,
vice. claiming it-was losing money under its
Transportation Department officials current $451,000 per month subsidy. The
and representatives of the Michigan In- state contends it can afford no more.
terstate Railway Co. have been THE MOVE put more than 300
meeting to discuss emergency action railroad employees out of work and af-
resuming crucial sand shipments as fected some 80 to 90 shippers who use
well as a wider compromise to restore the line.
service along the line, but not on car Officials are awaiting a ruling on the
ferries across Lake Michigan, through controversy' from U.S. District Judge
Sept. 30. Stewart Newblatt.
THOSE TALKS were continuing Addressing more than 100 persons in
yesterday as supporters of the embat- the House chambers, Michigan Inter-
tied road-bearing orange buttons state President Vincent Malanaphy
reading "Get Annie Off Her Fanny"- said the firm had "no alternative but to
conducted a meeting in the House of shut down the line because of the losses
Representatives chamber, a rally on it was sustaining and money which the
the Capitol steps. state owed but would not pay."
The Ann Arbor line, stretching nearly The firm, he said, is "desirous and
400 miles from Toledo, Ohio to willing" to run the road if subsidy
Kewaunee, Wis., was Michigan's -payments are adequate.

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