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The Michigan Daily - Sunday, June 17, 1984 - Page 3
State to decide on school funding
From staff and wire reports million payment this year. The Democratic House August income tax cut, but Senate Republican
Controversy over the amount of state money to be wants a slightly smaller state payment to colleges Leader John Engler said he believes budget issues
spent on education this year is one of several impor- and universities, which would translate into about $2 are closer to resolution than revenue ones.
tant and unresolved issues plaguing state legislators million less for the University. Legislative leaders tentatively plan to meet again
who are trying to finish their work and recess for the Gov. James Blanchard joined legislative leaders Tuesday.
summer. involved in high-level fiscal negotiations for the first If leaders of the two houses reach a compromise on
At stake in these final negotiations is the Univer- time Friday, and one participant reported that an education and the other fiscal issues, they can be
sity's share of the state education money for the August tax cut was being discussed. voted on by the full House and Senate. The House will
coming year. At last week's meeting, the regents ap- Participants continued to express optimism about be in session all week, and the Senate, which has
proved a resolution to continue operations under the the progress of the talks, although it was admitted recessed temporarily, can return to Lansing to vote.
current budget until the legislature decides on the there were no specific agreements reached in four THE HIGH-LEVEL Lansing negotiations began
size of the University's payment. days of negotiating this week. Monday at the initiative of House Speaker Gary
THE UNIVERSITY received about $163 million AND THERE were conflicting signals on the con- Owen. Key differences are these: The Republican
from the state last year, and the budget passed by the tent of the negotiations. House Republican leader Senate wants a larger tax cut and more spending on
Republican-controlled Stat ate et calls fora $182.1 Michael Busch said agreement seems near on an education than the Democratic House, while the
See STATE, Page 7
Job corps
with wire reports
The Michigan Employment Security
Commission is extending the ap
plication period for the Michigan Youth
Corps an additional week - through
June 22 - to give all eligible young
people a chance to apply.
MESC director S. Martin Taylor said
that because the final funding
legislation for the Youth Corps has not
passed, the program has not received
the publicity that it might have.
"PEOPLE ARE hesitating because
the legislature hasn't passed it," said
Virginia Richie of the Ypsilanti MESC
office. The Ypsilanti office has received
200 applications so far, according to
Another reason why more people
Tiger worship have not signed up for the program, ac-
cording to officials, is that schools in
The church schedule in front of the First Presbyterian Church on Washtenaw was replaced recently the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area are still in
with a simpler religious message heralding the Detroit Tigers. See YOUTH, Page 4
By SAM GILBERT "The accident data shows that you are twice as likely to be
In response to a survey which showed that many drivers conscious after the accident if you wear a seat belt," O'Day
W ear y o u r are afraid to wear seat belts, two University researchers said. If conscious, he added, the occupant can remove the
recently released a study offering statistical proof that such seat belt and safely escape the burning or sinking vehicle.
fear is unfounded. In addition to having a better chance of remaining con-
Researchers James O'Day and Robert Scott of the Univer- scious, the researchers found that seat belt wearers are
sity's Transportation Research Institute said their efforts rarely thrown from a car. Only one seat belt wearer was
began when a 1982 study revealed that 50 percent of the thrown from the car in the 420,000 accidents studied for the
state's licensed drivers avoid wearing seat belts because report. In that instance, the belt was old and defective.
u d y they fear the belt will trap them in a burning or submerged It is important to remain in the car because one in every
Y car after an accident. five drivers thrown from the car during an accident was
IN THE NEW report, entitled "Myths and Realities of Seat killed. This fatality rate is 40 times greater than the rate for
Belt Usage," O'Day and Scott show that seat belts save lives. See RESEARCHERS, Page 4
City to expand residential recycling program
By CHARLIE SEWELL proximately one-half of Ann Arbor's operating costs for the next year. Michael Kopka.
The Ann Arbor City Council will single family homes. The project cen- By September, Frey said, Recycle The program does not include
spend $187,000 to help expand the ters on monthly curbside pick-ups for Ann Arbor will expand it's curbside University buildings, Kopka said, but
Recycle Ann Arbor project to several single family homes because most of collection program to include two he added that the trucks will pick up
residential neighborhoods, including the taxpayers live in such houses and neighborhoods near campus - between recyclables from campus buildings
some student areas near campus. they sponsor the program through tax Hill and Stadium in the Burns Park upon request.
"This money will enable Recycle Ann dollars, said Jim Frey, staff coor- area, and between Huron and Kingsley
Arbor to serve the entire city, and I dinator for the Ecology Center. near the North Ingalls Building. Frey said he hopes the expansion of
think that people in Ann Arbor are According to Frey, one-third of the Frey said the program could cover all the recycling plan will encourage more
realizing that it makes sense to $187,000 will be spent on equipment of the city's residences by April1985. city residents to work with the
recycle," said Councilmember Kathy purchases such as a modified garbage The area near campus "has been one program. He stressed that the
Edgren (D-Fifth Ward). truck and a fork lift. The rest of the of the hardest areas to organize due to recycling effort can only be successful
The Ecology Center project currently money will help subsidize equipment the transitional nature of the residen- if individual citizens take the initiative
serves 12,000 residences, ap- maintenance, personnel and other ts," said Ecology Center spokesman, to begin using the service.

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