The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, February 5, 1991 - Page 3
*by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
The Ann Arbor City Council
last night blocked a ballot resolu-
tion, by a 7-4 vote, that would al-
low the citizens to determine if the
city should proceed with the con-
struction of parking structures.
Homeless Action Committee
(HAC) member Jen Rubin told the
council two weeks ago her group
*would introduce the resolution so
the citizens could decide on the
future of the-proposed Kline's park-
In the past, HAC has vigorously
opposed the city's funding of the
structure. The group believes the
money should be used for afford-
able housing instead.
But Councilmember Joe Borda
*(R-Fifth Ward) said most of the
citizens he's spoken with have
supported the structure. "~Quite
frankly, I've only had one letter
sent to me that opposes this pro-
ject," he said.
Councilmember Jerry Schle-
icher (R-Fourth Ward) said he be-
lieved the council had a duty as
elected representatives to make
lathe decision. "I think we are just
showing our weakness and inabil-
ity to make decisions," he said.
"I don't think it's good to put
random advisory questions on the
ballot, but I think this issue is dif-
ferent," Councilmember Larry
Hunter (D-First Ward) said.
Several councilmembers cited
past surveys indicating that citi-
*zens are disappointed with the
"If ever any project has been
discussed and had citizen input on
it, this has been one of them,"
Councilmember Mark Ouimet (R-
Fourth Ward) said.
Councilmember Liz Brater (D-
Third Ward), who supported the
resolution, felt it was time to "put
to rest" the issue. "I think this is a
really convenient way to do a citi-
zen survey at no cost to voters,
since we're doing an election
anyway," she said.
Budget constraints force
cutbacks at 'U' Record
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
University budget constraints and postal
service increases have hit University publi-
cations. The University Record - a sub-
sidiary of the University's News and Infor-
mation services - has trimmed its budget
by $20,000, in a cutback which includes re-
ductions in circulation, free services, and
the size of the newspaper.
Cutbacks will hit all areas of the Record.
The weekly paper which averages 14 and
one-half pages will be cut to between eight
and 12 pages.
As part of the cost-saving plan, the
Record will cut back on its campus distribu-
tion by 35 percent. Currently, 8,890 copies
of the Record are distributed free at campus
drop-off points. And the newspaper will now
begin charging fees for research advertise-
ments that solicit experimental subjects.
In addition, the Record will change its
subscription policy to charge all subscribers,
ending free subscriptions to many readers af-
filiated with the University.
Executive Director of News and Informa-
tion Services, Joseph Owsley said the bud-
get cuts did not come as a surprise. "We
Jeff Adams, an LSA senior, enjoys yesterday's warm weather by playing frisbee on the
Diag. He had to be careful to avoid the mud patches.
Speaker describes mysticism
as 'intense, spiritual
by Becca Donnenfeld
A five-day lecture series by
renowned Roman Catholic theolo-
gian and University of Chicago
professor David Tracy culminated
last night in a lecture on
"Postmodernity and the Rediscov-
ery of Mysticism."
The lecture, which was deliv-
ered in an almost-filled Rackham
Amphitheater, reflected Tracy's
radical and controversial views on
religion and focused on the recur-
rence of mysticism.
Tracy began his lecture by dif-
ferentiating between prophets and
mystics. He went on to discuss
mysticism and its rebirth in the
Students said they were inter-
ested in Tracy's discussion for dif-
ferent reasons. Rackham student
Don Dunbar "wanted to get an un-
derstanding of mysticism in a for-
malized sense... I know it is pre-
sent in the Catholic faith but not
LSA junior Alisa Screibman
said she was interested in mysti-
cism because it tied into her stud-
ies in Byzantine art.
Tracy defined a mystic as a
person who "not only has an en-
counter with God but goes on a
journey to follow this encounter."
To him, mysticism is "an intense
Tracy said he finds mystics
more believable and more pas-
sionate," and finds the study of
mysticism timely in a period
"where people are constantly
studying religious traditions and
wondering what it's all about."
He said in the late 20th cen-
tury, people must become familiar
with other mystical thought, espe-
cially Asian. Tracy said he finds
Catholicism interesting because it
is "very rich and diverse in
have had the feeling for several months now
we would have to cut our budget. Before
Christmas, we thought it was quite likely."
Owsley added that the increase in posh;;
rates was also a factor in the newspapers
budget problems. It will cost the Record
$210 more per issue to mail the newspaper.
Editors hope the budget constraints will:
not affect the quality of their coverage. "We
will put tight restrictions on our writers. We
hope not to cut back on the number of things
we do," Owsley said.
The Record is a University-run newspa-
per, and Owsley answers to Walt Harrison,
director of Executive Director of University
"We try to run (the Record) as objec
tively as possible," Owsley said. "We can't
deny that this is a University newspaper and
an administration newspaper. We try to give
a complete story and an objective one... We
don't allow (administrators) to edit the pa-
per. They can make suggestions, or we
might show them an article ahead of time,
he added, however.
The Record's total circulation is 20,195.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Six
pipe bombs found fastened yester-'
day to two chemical tanks near the
world's largest naval base were
safely disarmed or detonated, mili
tary officials said.
A one-square-mile area was
mysti- evacuated after the first two
te reli- bombs, attached to a tank contain-.
ties in ing highly flammable methanol,
seen at were discovered. The other fours
bombs were attached to a tank°
containing a less dangerous chem-
the tanks are at Allied Term i
nals Inc. on the Elizabeth River.
ary, and The site is about 10 miles from the
guard or sprawling Norfolk Naval Base,
which has sent about 35,0'
ger and sailors to the Persian Gulf, and
program five miles from the Navy's Craney
al, is a Island fuel depot.
rmy Na- No one immediately claimed:
y drills responsibility for the bombs. Base:
for state security had been tightened in the
wake of Iraqi threats to commit;
x seven terrorism because of the war.
sti - An Allied Terminals employee
are not found the first two bombs attached:
we go to a one-million-gallon tank. of:
lifferent methanol, a highly volatile and:
flammable chemical used as a
depends fuel, solvent, and antifreeze.
es acti-. Those bombs were successfully
position disarmed and removed, said Bob
positionJasinowski, a state police special
cism as "a thrill-a-minut
gion," said she felt its
American culture could be
Medical personnel await call to Gulf
by Stacey Gray
Medical reserve personnel at
the University are anticipating the
call to action in the Persian Gulf.
Sandra Wilson, an educational
nurse coordinator at Mott Chil-
dren's Hospital, estimates at least
15 reservists have already been
called up from the University med-
Wilson, a reservist, said she is
not frightened. "I've done every-
thing I can possibly do before I get
the phone call. I've got my will
made and all that good stuff," she
Army reservist Susan McMa-
hon, a nursing administrative staff
assistant at the University Hospi-
tal, said not knowing whether she
will be called is very frustrating.
McMahon - who has served 14
years in the reserves - said she is
part of a unit which trains together
two weeks annually. If her unit is
called, McMahon will have to go.
"I joined the army knowing this
was a possibility," she said. "I
won't be happy about going but I
will certainly go and do the best I
Wilson said there are a number
of University personnel in different
reserve and guard units in the med-
ical system, but the University
does not have a total figure.
"The University should be able
to tell by the payroll because most
of these people have been going
on annual leave," she said. "But
apparently the University didn't
keep track of it."
Both Wilson and McMahon
said the University's medical ser-
vices could be affected by re-
servists being activated.
"There is a very good possibil-
ity that we will see some impact,"
she said. "However, we have al-
ways provided a high level of
health care and we will continue
to do so."
Wilson pointed out that many
of the survival flight pilots -
helicopter pilots who bring emer-
gency patients to the hospital -
were trained in the milit
many are in the Michigang
Dean Pode, site mana
pilot for the survival flight1
at the University hospit
member of the Michigan Ai
tional Guard. His compan
monthly and is responsible
and national emergencies.
Pode said three of the
survival pilots are also ex
to be activated soon. Plan
place activated personnel
finalized, he said. "When
there are three or four d
plans for the program, itc
on what the scenario is."
Federal law guarantee
vated reservists a similar1
in the same institution whi
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Kaffeestunde, weekly German con-
versations. MLB third floor conference
German Club, weekly meeting.
Guest speaker from the Goethe Insti-
tute. MLB, Rm. 2004, 7:00.
Anthropology Club, weekly meeting.
This week graduate students discuss
grants, internships and grad school
Time & Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly meeting. Call
971-2072 for info. 2439 Mason Hall,
Latin American Solidarity Com-
mittee, weekly meeting. Union 4th
Students Concerned about Animal
Rights, weekly meeting. Dominick's,
Men's Barbershop Harmonizer
Chorus, weekly meeting. Saint
Luke's Episcopal Church, Ypsilanti,
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly
meeting. Coliseum, 4-6.
In Focus Fillmworks, Festival
meeting. MUG, 6 p.m.
Persian Gulf War discussion, First
Methodist Church, Pine Room, noon.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East, education
meeting. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
American Friends Service Com-
mittee, general meeting. Friends
Meeting House, 7:30.
Transfer Student Network, West
Lounge, South Quad, 7-8:30.
Asian American Association, Sexu-
ality Workshop. Trotter House, 7 p.m.
U of M Snowboarding Club, meet-
ing. MUG, 9 p.m.
"A Dialogue on the State of the
Humanities," Provost and Vice
in Dance. School of Music, Room
"Magnetic Bearings and Their
Applications," Dr. R.B. Zmood of the
Royal Melbourne Institute of Tech-
nology, Melbourne, Australia. EECS
1200, 4 p.m.
"Influence of Blacks in Dance,"
Vera Embree. Dance Bldg, Studio A,
"Mastering the Academic Chal-
lenge," student and engineering de-
partment panel. 1500 EECS, 6:30-
Gracia Clark, speaking on market
women in Ghana, West Africa. 1046
Dana Bldg., 7:30.
"The Gulf Crisis and the Israeli-
Palestinian Conflict - What Link-
ages?" Joseph Weiler. Hillel, 1429
"Cretaceous Crustal Structure and
Metamorphism in the Hinterland
of the Sevier Thrust Belt, Western
U.S. Cordillera," Elizabeth Miller of
Stanford. Rackham Ampitheater, 8
Safewalk , nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
walking service. Functions 8-11:30
Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK or stop
by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avalible
Computing Center, 7-11; 611 Church
Computing Center 7-11.
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Tuesday practice.Call 995-0129 for
more info. Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
Introductory Cross Country Ski
Lesson, Mitchell Field. $8 charge. 7-
in Law Quad
A woman cutting across the
Law Quad courtyard area was sex-
ually assaulted early Saturday
At about 7:40 a.m., the victim
was walking near the 500 block of
S. State when a man approached
and pulled her next to a building
and forced her to kiss him, accord-
ing to reports from the University's
Department of Safety and Security
(DPSS). He then began to touch
her against her will.
The man threatened the woman
that he had a knife in his left
pocket, but the weapon never ma-
first 22 days of 1991. These reports
do not include campus-area
Workers in the I.M. Building
reported the theft of nearly $6,000 in
computer equipment early yesterday
According to DPSS reports,
suspects apparently broke a window
to gain entry. Staff in the nearby
Center of Champions also reported
that several offices had been broken
into sometime the night before.
Staff at the CCRB reported that
several offices in the Dance Building
had been broken into sometime over
the weekend. Nothing has been
DPSS has no suspects in the three
incidents. - by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
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aged to break
grip. She was
struggled and man-
free of the man's
no suspects but in-
vestigations are continuing.
Woman raped by
A woman was raped near the
Ann Arbor Airport on the 2100
block of Hemlock Road.
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