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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

'U' bus cuts
corner, leads
to leg injury

by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter
A 15-year-old girl's leg was
injuredasaUniversity bus veered
onto the sidewalk of South Uni-
versityatChurchStreetMonday
afternoon.
Tiffany Hopkins of Canton
Township is in fair condition in
the surgical intensive unit of
University Hospitals. Ahospital
spokesperson wouldnotrelease
any further information.
Investigating Officer Mike
Van Dam of the Ann Arbor Po-
liceDepartmentsaidBrianSmith
ofYpsilantiwas driving the bus.
Smith is a trainee driver, Van
Dam said.
Hopkins was sitting on a
planter in front of the S. Univer-
sity Stucchi's when the bus
turnedrightfromChurchontoS.
University, Van Dam said.
Thecenter of therightside of
the bus hit a concrete trash re-
ceptacle which scraped against
the planter. Hopkins' leg was
pinched between the receptacle
and the planter.
Officer Van Dam said both
theleftturnlaneonChurchStreet

and the through lane on S. Uni-
versity Avenue were occupied
by cars. "There was not enough
room to make the turn," he said.
Officer Thomas Kemp said
Hopkins' left leg was severely
injured.
Transportation Services
would not release any informa-
tion regarding Smith's driving
record or history in the depart-
ment. Transportation Services
Manager PatCunninghamwould
only say that an investigation
into the accident would be un-
dertaken.
Splash employee Mark Ter
Haar witnessed the accident. "I
heard a big crash," Ter Haar
said. "She was screaming,
Somebody helpme. Somebody
helpme... Ican't feel my leg."'
Stucchi's manager Dave
Goulet heard about the accident
from a customer in the ice cream
shop.
Goulet saidhe grabbedsome
clean rags and walked outside.
"The garbage can had pinched
her leg," he said. "It kind of
peeled her skin back."
Hopkins' jeans were ripped

Geake
wins
primary
A by Josh Dubow
and Jeff Williams
Daily Staff Reporters
CANTON-StateSen.Rob-
ert Geake won a surprisingly
convincing victory in the 13th
Congressionaldistrictlastnight.
Geake defeated five candi-
dates for the nomination, includ-
ing University Professor
Raymond Tanter, who was
Geake'sclosestchallenger. The
other candidates included Burl
Adkins, Glen Kassel, Herbert
Scott, and William Steele.
Geake will go on to chal-
lengeincumbentDemocratWil-
liamFordin theNovemberelec-
tion.
MOLLY STEVENS/alth"We expected to win from
acident, the corner of S. te beginning. I had experience
asanelectedofficialandwasthe
Street. only one who had roots in
ing and shortly after the acci- Washtenaw and Wayne Coun-
dent, Goulet said. He saw her ties," Geake said.
turn pale, scream, and then she Tanter refused to comment
was silent. to a Daily reporter on his strat-
DepartmentofPublicSafety egy for the fall campaign.
Director Leo Heatley said that Geake has served in state
traffic was stalled for about a government for 20 years and is
halfanhour while medicalstaff vice chair of the Senate Appro-
moved Hopkins. priations Committee.
See CONGRESs, Page 2
Sciences proposal

The site of Monday's bloody a
University Avenue and Church
open, Goulet said. The skin oni
the front of her leg was peeled
away fromaboveherknee tojust
above her ankle. He said he saw
the exposed bone and the at-
tached calf muscle. I
A Stucchi'scustomer applied
a tourniquet to Hopkins' leg.I
Hopkins was conscious dur-

City council says no to Gelman

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor City Council rejected a proposal
Monday which would have ended a five-year legal
battle between the State of Michigan and Gelman
Sciences Inc. (GSI) over the clean up of contaminated
groundwater.
The resolution, defeated 4-4, would have allowed
GSItouse the Ann Arborsanitary sewer system tocarry
groundwater contaminated with the chemical l,4Diox-
ane into the Huron River. In exchange, GSI would sell
the city 9.5 acres of land in Scio Township which the
city would convert into a softball park.
More than 50 people, most of whom were GSI
employees, arrived to the meeting early to sign up to
address thecouncil during public hearings timeurging
the passage of the agreement drawn up by
councilmembers Bob Eckstein (D-5th Ward) and Kirk
Dodge (R-2nd Ward).
"The time has come to get off the fence. Even if
Gelman is closed down this mess is going to be here,"
said six-year Gelman Sciences employee Cathyi
Jorgensen.
"I don't like the deal, but I'm willing to pay
$700,000," said GSI President Charles Gelman. "I'

don't feel the city is entitled to force us into the sanitary quick solution.
sewer instead of storm sewers," he said. "I think a final vote needs to be taken. If we vote
Some councilmembers said they were disappointed against it there are two possibilities. Number one we get
with the resolution's rejection and called the mayor's taken to courtandnumber twothe DNR(Departmentof
vote against ita political move. NaturalResources)takesover,"Zimmersaid. "It'sbeen
"The mayor has blocked every effort thusfar for on the council's table for almost a year. I have no idea
clean up. If she will state what she is willing to support how long it will take once the state government is
that will help. Absent that, I share the frustration and involved," he added.
disappointment of those who want a clean up already But Brater added that she would be willing to work
expressed," Dodge said. with the DNR to remedy the situation, "The city should
However, Mayor Liz Brater called the proposed not be put in a position of regulator. The DNR has that
agreement "premature." role and I would like the DNR to assume that role."
"It's a question of whether this is a clean up or a Zimmer alsoadvocated spending themoney toclean
pump-and-dump. I think it's a pump-and-dump," she up the core of the contamination rather than the plume,
said. "I'm not in favor of the city entering into any which is currently spreading at a rate of more than one
agreement to allow GSI to use our storm sewer or footperday. Environmentalistspredicttheplumecould
sanitary sewer for contaminated groundwater," Brater reach the Huron River in approximately 17 to 204years.
added. Brater proposed a counter-resolution banning the
Kurt Zimmer (D-4th Ward), who supported the use of the Allen Creek Drain for disposal of the chemi-
resolution, argued the groundwater would be more cal. However, this resolution was defeated, receiving
diluted than substances such as Tide laundry detergent support from only Brater and Thais Peterson (D-5th
which the Food and Drug Administration permits into Ward).
drainsystems. "We'retalkingaboutphenomenallylow Dodgecalledanear-termsolution"notlikely- not
rates," he said. based on the word of Peterson and Brater last night.
Councilmembers said they were skeptical about a They don't seem interested in a solution."

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