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14th Annual
Hundreds of bicyclists are expected to invade local
roads this Sunday in the 14th Annual Bike-A-Thon
sponsored by the Ecolog.y Center.
The event, symbolizing the need for a cleaner en-
vironment, will take place in and around Ann Arbor
on May 6.
ACCORDING to Wendy Wilson, education coor-
dinator for the center, the goal is to raise $25,000, an
increase of $5,000 over last year. The Bike-A-Thon is
the center's major fundraiser.
The funds raised in the Bike-A-Thon will be used to
support the library, programming, and basic expen-
ses of the group, "the core coporations of the Ecology
Center," said Wilson.
The center's library and resource center serves as
a public educator where books, slides, files and

The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 4, 1984 - Page 7
Bike-A-Thon hits the roads
periodicals can be checked out. well as participating in lobbying. The center operates
THE FOUR trails of the Bike-A-Thon are: the a recycling center for part of Ann Arbor and is
"Waterloo Wanderer Century" (100 miles), the "Jiffy scheduled to service the entire city by 1985. The cen-
Muffin Metric" (58 miles), the 28 mile county route, ter collects glass, cans, newspapers and motor oil.
and the 11 mile city route. The city route begins and The organization's energy team also works to help
ends at the Farmer's Market and encircles the renters and homeowners reduce their energy bills.
University campus. There will also be a "Tykes on This group sponsors workshops, school presen-
Trikes" route for children over three years of age tations, and also visits and repairs homes through the
whose parents are participating in the event. "Home Energy Works" program which is subsidized
Prizes will be awarded to all participants who com- by a community development grant from the city of
plete any of the four routes. Ann Arbor.
The Ecology Center, a non-profit organization The Ecology Center presently has 1,200 member
founded in 1970, is a community organization with no families which include both volunteers and due
affiliation to the University and does not have a paying members who receive the organization's
national sponsor. newsletter "Ecology Reports" as well as member-
THE ORGANIZATION provides educational ship and discount privileges.
material on and researchs environmental issues, as

Lousma 's
LANSING (UPI) - U.S. Senate can-
didate Jim Dunn continued to
aggressively challenge rival Jack
Lousma yesterday, suggesting the for-
mer astronaut has not fully moved his
family from Texas back to Michigan.
A spokesman for the Lousma cam-
paign accused Dunn of "trying to make
issues out of nothing," and suggested
the former congressman himself has
ties to another state.
homebuilder from East Lansing, has
repeatedly harped on the theme that
Lousma is a carpetbagger imported to
Michigan by mostly unnamed "party
Dunn conceded the allegation is
based entirely on a staffer's obser-
vation on one day three weeks ago.
"The question is when does the
'U' files suit
(Continued from Page i)
University's in dependence from the
AT THAT time, Baker also said that
the divestment law would set a
dangerous precedent for future en-
croachment by the state into University
financial affairs.
Norman Herbert, a University in-
vestment official, said this week that
roughly 65-70 percent of the financial
withdrawals were complete. He
estimated that the South African in-
vestments would be completely
divested by June 30 - except for eight
corporations exempted in the regents'
Those companies exempt from
divestment proceedings are either
those with a headquarters in the state
or those that operate in both the state
and in South Africa and employ a
"significant number" of workers in
THESE INCLUDE General Motors,
Dow Chemical, IBM, and General Elec!
tric, "No additional stock will be pur-
chased in companies that are exempt,".
Herbert said.
Herbert also said that the divestment

'Shapiro to seek more aid
from state legislature today

University President Harold Shapiro
will travel to Lansing today in hopes of
securing increased appropriations
which will put the University and other
state colleges on a road to recovery.
According to University ad-
ministrators, the state legislature has
neglected its colleges and universities,
leaving them in dire financial straits,
due to lack of state funds. The state
budget was hard hit in the recent
recession and as a result, ap-
propriations to higher education were

Senate Appropriations Committee,
Shapiro is expected to make a case for
increased state funding to colleges and
universities. Shapiro addressed the
House Appropriations Committee last
month on the same issue.
"The overriding concern continues to
be how do we repair the damage that's
been done throughout the system," said
Richard Kennedy, the University's vice
president for state relations.
The state is currently considering a
10 percent increase in appropriations
for higher education.

process (of moving) end - when does
the commitment to Michigan begin,"
the candidate asked.
Dave Doyle, a Lousma spokesman,
said Mrs. Lousma divides her time
evenly between Michigan and Texas
and most of the children stay with her.
One son is staying in Texas this spring
to complete his senior year in high
school, Doyle said.
Doyle said Dunn is guilty of a "double
standard" because he owns a home of
his own in Virginia which is not for sale.
against state
procedure and reinvestment procedure
are simultaneous - as money is with-
drawn from South African holdings, it
is reinvested elsewhere.
"It's a constant program," he said.
"We want to remain in the market."
DAANE SAID the University attor-
neys and the state attorney general will
meet in the Ingham County Circuit
Court on July 19. Both plaintiffs and
defendant will file briefs calling for a
summary judgement, an opinion
based only on case documents.
Assistant Attorney General James
Riley, who is acting as defense attorney
for the state, counters the University
autonomy argument, claiming that the
state has the right to make investment
decisions based on social values.
"The Michigan Constitution leaves
with the Legislature the power to allow
a state university to invest funds,"
Riley told the Associated Press. "These
are public funds held by a state agency
in trust for the people of Michigan."
University and Wayne State University
have completely divested their South
African holdings, one state college,
Ferris State, has decided to keep its
South African holdings pending the out-
come of the lawsuit.

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