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Copyright 1985 Tuesday, June 4, 1985 Fifteen Cents
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
A father and his son, above, enjoy paddle boating, one of the Huron River's many recreational opportunities.
The pollution in the river, below, has been an ongoing concern for Ann Arbor.
By KATIE WILCOX
The quality of the Huron River for "y
recreational purposes has troubled Ann Ar-
bor for years. The fisher, the canoeist, the
windsurfer, and the illegal-but-not-
uncommon swimmer are all concerned
about the cleanliness of the river.
Due to inadvertent pollution and problems
with connecting some businesses to sanitary
lines, the city has made it illegal to swim in
the river. "Those who are caught are e
ticketed and go to court," a Huron-Clinton
Metro Authorities Spokesman said.
BILL STAPP, a University professor of - y
resource planning and conservation, said >
that until 1936 all sewage waste went direc-
tly into the river, where it settled in the
Gallup Pond area and was treated through
But Stapp added that the natural M~
purification process is now impossible.
"The river has the biological capacity to .
receive a certain amount of material," he
See POLLUTION, Page 3 Doily Photo by DAN HABIB
,' GM create
center m city
By KERY MURAKAMI One aspect of machine intelligence
with wire reports - codifying knowledge bases - may
In a venture expected to become a enable a doctor to teach a computer
major contributor to the state's all the necessary knowledge and then
economy, Gov. James Blanchard an- have the system apply the infor-
nounced yesterday that the Univer- mation. In another example, "a
sity and General Motors' Electronics machinist can teach a system
Data Systems Corp. will establish a all it needs to know, and have the
research-oriented center in Ann Ar- system take over," Duderstadt said.
bor to develop machine intelligence. ARTIFICAL intelligence has ap-
The "Center for Machine In- plications in automation, transpor-
telligence," which will be located near tation, and machine management,
North Campus, will create new according to Duderstadt. In tran-
business opportunities in transpor- sporation, Duderstadt said the cen-
tation, communications, defense, and ter's research could lead to "vehicles
all aspects of industrial production, that can find their way around a city
Blanchard said. or vehicles that can sense something
THE RESEARCH itself, according and service itself."
to University engineering dean James "The next wave of technology will be
Duderstadt, "deals with a new area of a combination of intelligent
engineering that combines com- technology, with computers, com-
munications with computering." munications, and mechanical
"This (machine intelligence) may systems," said Ashby Woolf of EDS,
enable computers and software to co-director of the center.
imitate the knowledge of experts in a
field," Duderstadt said. See 'U', Page 4
Michigan theater to
By JANICE PLOTNIK theater's original design. The most
Fifty-seven years of wear and tear extensive work will include restoring
have taken their toll on the historic of the main auditorium and grand
Michigan Theater, but management foyer, Collins said.
officials at the theater plan to restore Bruce Amrine, head of the facilities
the structure to its original vaudeville committee, plans to obtain the
movie palace atmosphere. fixtures through two sources. "We
Russ Collins, executive director for can get them from stores that
the theater, said the restoraton will specialize in recycling antiques or get
return the theater to a 1920s look, them from companies that create
retaining the grandeur and spectacle modernized equivalents of architec-
of the theater. tural antiques," Amrine said.
STYLISTICALLY appropriate Although the original color scheme
lighting fixtures will replace the of the theater was a mix of red, blue,
current fixtures, while the walls and o , the theater's Beard of
ceilings will be repainted to reflect the '
style and color scheme of the See RENOVATIONS, Page 2
Death Penalty Murky deciBels
Should Michigan reinstate the death Increasing cloudiness and a chance of
penalty? thunderstorms with highs in the upper A preview of the dB's.
Opinion, Page 5 60s. Arts, Page 6