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Ninety-four years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCIV, No. 10-S Tiga oily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, May 25, 1984 Fifteen Cents

Sixteen Pages

Council compromises on budget

The Ann Arbor City Council last night
unanimously passed the 1984-85 general
fund budget, and for the first time in
years, bipartisan cooperation
facilitated significant amendments to
the budget.
The Democratic and Republican
caucuses have been negotiating to
reach an agreement over what changes
to make in the city administrator's
proposed budget.
THE REPUBLICANS hold a six to
five majority on the Council, but seven
votes are needed to make amendments
to the proposed budget. If no agreement
had been reached, city administrator
Godfrey Collins' budget would have
been adopted by default.
The compromise budget included a
half mill rollback in property taxes,
which is balanced by an increase in
sewage taxes and a water rate in-
Councilwoman Doris Preston (D-
Fifth Ward) said she, Jeff Epton (D-

Third Ward), and Kathy Edgren (D-
Fifth Ward) negotiated with Gerald
Jernigan (R-Fourth Ward) and James
Blow (R-Second Ward) this week to
reach the compromise.
THE REVISED budget includes two
concessions for the Republicans:
$25,000 for the Summer Arts Festival
and $93,000 for the purchase of snow
and leaf pickup equipment.
The Democrats, in turn, received
funding for a Community Development
Corporation, the purpose of which is "to
create good jobs for people who need
them . . . and goods and services the
community needs;" $40,000 for public
housing; $52,000 for child care scholar-
ships; $37,500 for Recycle Ann Arbor;
and $920 for a typewriter.
(The Republicans received money for
a typewriter last year and the
Democrats wanted equal treatment.)
PART OF the funding for the new ex-
penditure will come from surpluses
from other areas such as the city air-
See COUNCIL, Page 2

... encouraged by agreement

. .. advocated Republican interests

Salvadoran jury
convicts guardsmen
From AP and UPI Presiding Judge Bernardo
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Af- Murcia has 20 days to hand dow
ter a 20-hour trial, a jury convicted five tence, which can be a maximu
former national guardsmen yesterday years for aggravated homici
of killing four American churchwomen men, who were also convicted
whose deaths in 1980 became a rallying ning the missionaries' van and
point for opposition to U.S. aid to El a tire, can appeal only the s
The murders became symbolic of the The Salvadoran governmer
country's widespread human rights the identities of the murderer
abuses and the U.S. Congress has four American churchwomen
withheld its decision on $19 million in days but army officers staged
military aid for the government until up that may have involved the
after the trial, highest ranking military of:
A JURY OF three men and two declassified report showed yest
women deliberated just 50 minutes The guardsmen's indictment
before issuing the verdict, ending the on Nov. 15, 1982, and only afti
trial and dealing with a key source of separate investigations by U
U.S. congressional concern on human Salvadoran officials.
rights abuses in El Salvador. Congress last fallfroze $19.4
"It was a unanimous decision. We in military aid until a verd
were all in agreement on this," said reached in the killings of Ursuli
jury secretary Alicia de Buendia after Dorothy Kazel, of Cleveland, O
the verdict was announced at dawn. saline Lay worker Jean Don
The trial had been delayed three years Stamford, Conn., and Marykni
through Jegal maneuverings and ap Clarke of Bell Harbor, N.Y.
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m e morial Associated Press
A military honor guard carries the casket bearing the Unknown Soldier of
Vietnam yesterday at Alameda Naval Station in California after its arrival
from Hawaii. The Unknown will be buried on Memorial Day beside the other
Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington.-

solar eelipse
may harm
naked eye

"The partial solar eclipse May 30 will
blind people," said Jim Loudon, staff
astronomer at the University's Exhibit
Museum. "It is much more dangerous
than the uneclipsed sun."
The solar eclipse next week will be an
"annular eclipse". It is different from a
total eclipse because a ring of sunlight
- an annulus - remains visible as the
moon only partly covers the sun, said
THE NORMAL brightness of daylight
will be dimmed during the event and
the pupil of the eye will dilate more.

This allows hazardous rays to enter the
eye if one looks directly at the eclipse,
said Loudon. These rays can destroy
the tissues in the retina of the eye im-
mediately and painlessly.
"Rare though it is, it's not worth
sacrificing your eyesight for," said
The eclipse will begin at 11:13 in the
morning when the moon will overlap
the edge of the sun's rays. The eclipse
will last until 2:07 p.m. with the
maximum coverage of the sun oc-

see SALVADORAN, Page 11
The Daily will not publish during
this Memorial Day weekend but
will return next Friday.
" The new Indiana Jones movie is
worth waiting in line for. See Ar-
ts, Page 8.
* The Wolverines are in Mt.
Pleasant this weekend for the
NCAA regional baseball playoffs.
See Sports, Page 16.
Partly sunny and windy today
with afternoon showers and a
high in the 80s.

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