The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 17, 1984 - Page 5
Council proposes security plan
By ERIC MATTSON would be minimal.
new housing security ordinance, In other action last night, the city's
known as the "anti-rape" law, was ItEY AiUEAI AV. proposal to change the boundaries for
ome before the Ann Arbor City towing service was blasted by one
cillast night -station owner and praised by anther.
If passed, the amended ordinance
would require landlords to upgrade the
locks in many apartments.
BUT JEFF DITZ, coordinator of the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union, said the new
ordinance wasn't far-reaching enough.
"There's no reason to go backwards,
it's time to go forward," he said.
Ditz advocated stronger language
relating to the dead bolt lock
requirement. If passed as proposed,
landlords would be required to install
dead bolt locks with a one-inch bolt.
But locks which were installed before
February 1983 only have to have a half-
inch bolt to satisfy the ordinance. Ditz
said the half-inch bolts simply are not
effective against potential burglars and
conroversy ueu up
rapists, and only a full inch bolt is very
"TO ME, IF it makes two people
safer, that's fine," Ditz said.
Earlier in the meeting, nearly 30
people voiced their concerns over the
controversial Barton Pond boathouse.
The two-and-a-half hour public
hearing centered around whether or not
to build a boathouse on Barton Pond for
the Michigan Rowing Association, the
parent organization of the University of
Michigan Rowing Club.
RESIDENTS OF affluent Barton
Hills, near the pond in Ann Arbor
Township, said they were concerned
about the boathouse attracting "unde-
sirables" to the area.
Further, the residents complained,
the noise and water pollution resulting
from the increase in pond use would be
But rowing advocates said the
benefits of a newdboathouse far out-
weight the demerits.
REPRESENTATIVES of the rowing
community said a new boathouse is
necessary for the safekeeping of
valuable equipment. They added that
the extra noise and water pollution
Dennis Brewer, owner of Brewer's
North Campus Service Station, said the
city shouldn't change the distribution of
the city's towing contracts, since he has
done such a "good job" for the city.
The city tows cars which have ac-
cumulated more than six parking
Brewer currently receives about two-
thirds of the city's towing business. He
would lose business if the boundraries
Clarence Heidenescher, another
station owner, said the city should ac-
cept competitive bids from other
towing services to make the system
CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA/Doily
Lifeguard David Miller gracefully cools himself from yesterday's scorching heat at Fuller Pool.
WASHINGTON - Portraying communist rule as a tyranny
that "puts itself above God," President Reagan said yester-
day that the peoples of the Soviet bloc "were taken captives
by force and remain captives by force."
In a ceremony marking the observance of "Captive
Nations Week," the president said that the "ugly, sinister
walls" of the Soviet system "continue to deny for the millions
trapped behind them the most basic yearnings of the human
HE SIGNED a declaration pledging the United States to
renew efforts to encourage freedom and national indepen-
dence "for those countries struggling to free themselves
from communist ideology and totalitarian oppression."
"We condemn all tyrants who deny their citizens human
rights, whether they be dictators of the left or the right," he
said in cermonies marking the signing of the Captive Nations
In a speech to an audience composed mostly of represen-
tatives of groups from Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and
Cuba, Reagan called again on the Kremlin to allow outside
observers to determine the condition of Nobel Prize winner
Andrei Sakharov and his wife, Yelena Bonner. He said they
"are suffering severe persecution and are cut off from the
rest of humanity."
"THE WORLD demands to know the fate of these two good
and courageous people," Reagan said.
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He also hailed a new $1-billion, six-year plan to upgrade the
facilities of the Voice of America, Radio Liberty and Radio
Free Europe to beam American news and editorials to
eastern Europe and the world.
Reagan noted that the Pope recently disapproved of the
Marxist Nicaraguan government's inclusion of the Catholic
Church on its list of "enemies."
"I KNOW I speak for millions of Americans who join the
Pope in saying we, too, disapprove; and yes, people of
Nicaragua, we, too, suffer with you," Reagan said.
He suggested that members of Congress who have refused
funds for the CIA-sponsored Nicaraguan rebels "to reflect on
the fatal consequences of complacency and isolationism."
As he made his way out of the East Room after a standing
ovation, reporters asked Reagan how he felt about remarks
by prospective Democratic vice presidential nominee
Geraldine Ferraro that his domestic policies are unfair and
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