Page 4 -The Michigan Daily, Friday, August 14, 1987
Garbage truck improves sanitation in sister city
By TOM CORBETT and RYAN TUTAK Wednesday evening, a ceremony was held to "The reluctance on the part of the city council
The garbage truck delivered last week to Ann demonstrate how it worked. to officially give us title to the truck in the name
Arbor's sister city in Juigalpa, Nicaragua is al- "They were amazed," said Berrggren. "It was of the city was the complicating factor of the
ready improving the city's almost non-existent like some sort of miracle they had never seen be- trip," said Tom Rieke, a driver.
sanitation services with regular garbage pick-ups. fore. They picked up a big barrel of garbage with City officials did not want to claim ownership
"The truck is running regular routes now," the truck as part of the ceremony." of the vehicle because they feared insurance lia-
said James Eckroad, one of the three men that People were impressed with our quick bilities
drove the vehicle to Nicaragua. Juigalpan city demonstration of commitment," said Eckroad. "The bureaucracy was incredible (at the bor-
officials were planning garbage routes and sched- "Ann Arbor is serious... we followed through on ders)," said Berrggren, explaining that there were
ules when the three drivers left the city last Fri- their major need and request less than a year after "soldiers trying to intimidate people... they come
day, he said. discussing it." in your truck and look at everything, and they
The 30,000 residents of Juigalpa need sanita- They encountered snags along the way that walk around like John Wayne. They hassle you
Lion aid desperately because they have no sewage turned their expected 8-day trip into a two-week and really slow you down."
system and their former truck - which trans- journey.
ported gravel as well as garbage - is "worn The drivers were held over for three days at the The trio says they hope the trip will smooth
out," according to Eckroad. Mexican border in Texas and they experienced Nut relations between the Uited States and
"What we've done is tell these people that three to six hour delays at Central American cus- icaragua.
Americans are not war-mongering people," said toms offices during their 4,500 mile trip. "I'm proud that we completed this journey the
Kurt Berggren, another driver. "What we did goes An inability to provide clear and simple doc- way we did," said Rieke. "And I feel prouder for
a long way to prove that." umentation of the truck's mission may have cre- the people of Ann Arbor - we were on a mis- Berggren
When the $22,200 truck arrived in Juigalpa ated much of the delay, the three drivers said. sion for the city." ...satisfied with trip
Tentatve settlement calls for hospital improvements
tcnacnuedtromPage) would add a registered nurse to concerning this issue. Gitlin thinks
The contract also includes provi- the area for the entire day and night. that even if residents accept the con-
sions for improving the walk-in But Gitlin said the area is still in Ask yourself, would you want to be taken care of by a tract, they will still "without a
clinic/emergency area of the Veter- need of a staff level supervisor. resident who has worked 36 hours straight?' doubt" continue to pursue more rea-
an's Administration Hospital. Before "The most disappointing (part of a sonable working conditions.
the settlement, only one resident negotiations) was the number of ap- S e' McKnight agreed that residents
would be on duty to attend to many peals to (the University's Board of attorney representing hospital residents will keep trying to address the issue
patients at once. The proposed con- Regents) who never responded," said throughout the two-and-a-half years
,* of the contract.
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gaining," he said. "Its a matter of this is not the end of negotiations yvc1Ia L O
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