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May 26, 1993 - Image 2

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1993-05-26

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2-The MichganDySummeWeedy-Wedesday, May 26.,1993

finals were still being given.
The summer months have given
rise to a host of new problems.
The Housing Division set deadline
for the end of May in order to complete
installation before East Quad's orien-
tation groups and South Quad's Sum-
mer Sports Camps commence.
As it stands, Orientation, Sports

Camps and Markley's on-going reno-
vations have posed setbacks to the
cable company meeting the deadline.
The fact that the cable company is
working overtime to furnish cable in
what wilibe 5,00rooms by Septem-
berhas caused studentcomplaints con-
cerning the company's usage of the
A South Quad camp counselor,
Tracy Niergarth said, "Between the
cable installation and theelevatorreno-
vations, there is a lot of noise ... it's

easy to get a wake up from s hammer
or a drill."
Knowing that inconveniences will
arise during renovation is not some-
thing that the University takes lightly.
Manager of the Housing Office
Information Systems, Randy Root, said
the security in South Quad has been
doubled so that one guard willbe present
in acamper's room while installers are
busy working in case the company
fails to finish the work before the sum-
mer sessions begin.

Severe weather
sirens not working
on North Campus


At the sperm-bank, 4
she asked for
' ~a tall, intelligent, black man. ''

Remember that annoying tornado
siren that blared across Central Cam-
pus earlier this spring? While the siren
assured all those on Central Campus
that they wilbe dulywarned incase of
a real-life tornado, those students on
North Campus do not have the same
The outdoor weather wamning sys-
tem cunrently operated by the City of
Ann Arbor does not cover the majority
of North Campus, including the areas
surrounding Bursley Hall, the School
of Music, the Art and Architecture
Building, and all Engineering class-
room buildings.
"If you're outside (on North Cam-
pus), you're just not going to know if
there's awarning in effect," saidDavid
Betts, crime prevention supervisor for
the DepartsnentofPublic Safety (DPS).
A fan-out system is presently in
effect to notify occupants of all Uni-
versity buildings in case of severe
weather. The system works through a
series of phone calls which eventually
reach all University buildings in use at
the time of the wamning. All security
officers are also notified viaradio trans-
'The system has proved adequate
in the past, but things always need tobe
re-evaluated," said Betts.
Joel Allen, associate director of
DPS, added, "Every year we find loop-
holes in the system."
At an Ann Arbor City Council
working session Monday,
coundilmembera heard resolutions to

enhance the current outdoor weather
warning system and to implement a
Kavouris Weather Monitoring system.
The Kavouris system would provide
earlier detection of severe thunder-
storms and tornadoes.
In a presentation at the meeting
given by Lt. Don Leach, Ann Arbor
Police Department's director of disas-
ter preparedness, and Walter Lunsford,
deputy chief of administrative services,
the current system has deteriorated and
is in need of enhancement and repairs.
The system now leaves about 20 per-
cent of Ann Arbor without an outdoor
warning system.
Three working siren sites are lo-
cated just outside of the North Campus
area. They are located at the intersec-
tion of Huron Parkway and Glacier
Way, the intersection of Plymouth and
Nixon Roads and near the intersection
of Plymouth and Barton Roads.
The Kavouris system would re-
quire an additional expenditure of
$30,000 by the City of Ann Arbor.
University officials support the
improvements. "Anything that can give
a better and earlier warning is good,"
Betts sald
Allen agreed. "Sirens really help
withunotification. Anytime we can get
earlier notification, the more effective
we will be," he said.
Leach noted thatnine funnel clouds
were cited in Washteuaw County last
year and that the most recent instance
of building damage caused by a tor-
ndo was two years ago. The roof of
Chrysler Arenawas damaged inal1980

One out of three ain't bad.

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