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SummrWeekly a 4 g
One hundred two years of editorial freedom

Alums honor
first female
U.S. Surgeon
Last Friday, U.S. Surgeon General Antonia
Novellowasrecognizedasoneofthe University's
distinguished students which include journalist
Carol Simpson and late actress Gilda Radner.
More than 160 University alums gathered in
the Michigan League Ballroom to enjoy an after-
noon meal and to honor one of their own.
Former University intern Novello received
her achievements as a physician, lecturer and
administrator as well as for her efforts in public
Novello came to the University in 1970 to
specialize in pediatric nephrology and was se-
lected as the University's Intern of the Year. She
entered the U.S. Public Health Service in 1978
and held various positions at the National Insti-
tute of Health before President Bush appointed
her as thel4th Surgeon General of the United
States in 1990. She is the first woman and the first
Hispanic to rise to this position.
Novello is also a clinical professor of pediat-
rics at the Georgetown University School of
The Athena Award was created in 1971 to
acknowledge the excellence of individual female
alums in their fields of work. Recipients are
determined fromalistofnominees that the Alumni
Association submits and one is ultimately se-
lected by the council.
As she accepted the honor, Novello com-
SeeNOVELLA, Page 2


'U' and city haggle
over polluted land

Verna Spayth, state organizer of
ADAPT, leads a protest against
McKinley Properties on Monday.
The protest is in response to
McKinley Property's refusal to
construct a ramp that would allow
Natasha Franke independent access
to her home.
ADAPT is an activist group that
pushes for the rights people with

By WILL WADE lated issues.
FOR THE DAILY Huntersaid,
The undeveloped land east of the Ann Arbor trade roads for t
Veteran's Hospital is a political and ecological The Univers
mess. On the west side stands a pristine grove of responsibility fo
oak trees, some possibly older than the city of hazards that ma
Ann Arbor. To the east is a federally protected As the wetlands
wetland polluted from years of toxic dumping by landfill, closed
the University. At the center of the mess lies a small request
complicated proposal to build a road through the The state De
University-owned area. (DNR) reported
The planned relocation of Oak Way to allow the midst of the
for the expansion of Veteran's Hospital is at the above Universi
root of the problem. The original plan would classified unde
move Oak Way a few hundred feet east of its Response Act a
present location, plowing directly through the '
grove of ancient trees. When the plan became
public earlier this year, city officials and local
citizens were outraged at the suggestion to ax the
oaks. tees."
The Ann Arbor City Council recently asked
the University to consider an alternate plan to
route Oak Way through the wetlands instead of A
the trees. Last week, University officials drafted DNR Envir
a proposal agreeing to thenew location, if the city Brown said tha
would grant some concessions. University prop
While both University and city officials have dangerous.
declined to comment on the details, City A 1990 En
Councilmember Larry Hunter confirmed Satur- compiled by th
day that the University has asked for the perma- described the a
nent closure of up to six strets elsewhere in the The report s
city. These include Madison Street, which runs itisknown that
between West Quad and South Quad, and Keech rials in years pa
Avenue,whichgoes through the University Sports lot to the east of
Complex. Way, south of C
City officials say they are unhappy with the cured landfill, 1
proposal that links the Oak Way plan with unre- into an adjacent

ity also wants to be absolved of
r cleaning up any environmental
y be unearthed by construction.
arebordered by anold University
since the mid-1970s, this is no
epartment of Natural Resources
d a gravel-topped parking lot in
undeveloped Oak Way area lies
ty Landfill No. 3. This site is
r the Michigan Environmental
s a danger to people.
tinterested tindany
tr'ade roadus',for
Larry Hunter
n Arbor City Councilmember
onmental Quality Analyst Vicki
t of three known toxic sites on
erty, Landfill No. 3 is the most
vironmental Task Force Report
he School of Natural Resources
tates, "There are five sites where
theUniversityhas dumpedmate-
ast. These include ... the parking
f Veteran's Hospital (east of Oak
Glacier Way). This site, an unse-
has been observed to be leaching
it stream.
SeeDEAL, Page 2

MSA proposes new funding plan for Student Legal Services

Maureen Hartford, vice president
for student affairs, will present a re-
structuring of MSA fees tothe Univer-
sity Board of Regents at its Friday
This plan, written by MSA Presi-
dent Craig Greenberg and Vice Presi-
dent Brian Kight, asks for a35-cent fee
increase andthe financialseparationof
Student Legal Services (SLS) from
MSA.The totalfeewouldrise to$6.72.
earmarked for theMichiganCollegiate
Coalition-astudent lobbying group,
the students voted for the fee increase,

the regents must approve all items
which appear on the tuition bill.
MSA currently funds the legal ser-
vice out of its budget. The assembly is
requesting that the regents grant SLS
financial independence in a move to
restructure the service which provides
free legal aid, mainly in landlord-ten-
ant law. The regents voted in 1979 to
prevent SLS from representing stu-
dents in cases against the University
and against other students.
Greenberg said SLS eats a greater
percentage of the MSA budget each
year because the total assembly fee
does not rise quickly enough to keep
pace with SLS's needs. Kight and
Greenberg argued that less money is

available for funding other student or-
ganizations becauseofthe demandSLS
makes on the MSA budget.
The costs of SLS rise with inflation
and salary increases, Greenberg said.
These costs currently comprise al-
most two-thirds of the MSA budget. In
the proposal,MSA wouldreceive$2.69
(including the 35 cent increase) and
SLS would receive $3.93. This split-
ting of fees allotted to both organiza-
tions will make SLS completely de-
pendent on regents for funding instead
of MSA.
"Our plan now is to separate them
financially," Greenberg said while
the control of the SLS board.

SLS's governing board comprises
five MSA-appointed students, one
MSA-appointed law professor, two
tative from the Office of Student Af-
But not all MSA members support
the proposal.
Rackham Rep. Roger DeRoo said
MSA would ultimately lose control of
SLS. "An independent board - even
if weappointpeople-listens towhere
the money comes from."
Greenberg defended the proposal.
'The Board of Regents has control
over our fee but we're not under the
whim of the regents,"he said.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-

bor) is against both the feeincrease and
the separation of SLS from MSA. "I
think what they are trying to do is avoid
the responsibility of governing....Stu-
dents created it and students are re-
sponsible for it."
Regent Phil Power (D-Ann Arbor)
said he would reserve judgment on the
proposaluntilhe discussesitwithMSA
and SLS. "If MSA is responsible they
should get money and decide how to
spend it," Power said.
Student Legal Services was re-
formed from Campus Legal Aid in
1978 by a student referendum allocat-
ing funds from MSA fees.
- Daily Staff Reporter Sue
Carmody contributed to this report.

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