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LOCAIL/sItAirt

Davison
Freeway
may Cose
for 2 yrs.
LANSING (AP) - With less than
two weeks before the state takes over
maintenance of one of the nation's old-
est freeways, the Michigan Department
of Transportation is trying to figure out
howtobest serve the 85,000 drivers who
use the Davison Freeway each day.
The state agreed in 1993 to take over
the freeway starting Oct. 1. Part of the
agreement was to close the freeway for
two years to reconstruct it to meet fed-
eral standards.
But department spokeswoman Robin
Pannecouk said last night that closure
was not an option being considered.
"We are talking about our options to
keep the freeway safely open,"
Pannecouk said.
The 2.7-mile Davison Freeway is
believed to be the oldest freeway in the
country. It was built in 1941-42 as a
county road but has been used as a
freeway for years. It connects M-10 -
the Lodge Freeway - and Interstate
75, two major links between Detroit
and its suburbs.
But the freeway is in terrible shape,
officials say. And Pannecouk said it
does not meet federal freeway regula-
tions. One of the many problems is 11-
foot-wide lanes that should measure 12
feet, according to federal standards.
Reconstructing the freeway could
cost nearly $65 million. But Pannecouk
said there is no money for the project.
"We're always looking, but right now
there is no money"' she said.
Talks have been underway for about
a week between the Transportation
Department, Wayne County and the
city of Highland Park about what to do
with the freeway. Officials from Wayne
County and Highland Park could not be
reached by phone yesterday.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 20, 1995 - 7
MSA names new
exteral liaisons

0 Wright only assembly
member named liaison;
three others named to
relations posts
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly last
night named four students to five posi-
tions on the External Relations Com-
mittee liaison board, all at the recom-
mendation of ERC Chair Fiona Rose.
The committee, which lobbies local,
state and national legislators on student
issues, puts financial aid and affirma-
tive action amongst its highest priori-
ties this year, Rose said.
LSA sophomore Edna Yang was
named the committee's grassroots co-
ordinator, responsible for getting sup-
port for causes around the University.
Yang told the assembly that she iy'
starting a mass effort to involve Uni-
versity students' parents in the lobby-
ing process.
Rose said that Yang showed dedica-
tion in campaigning for MSA this year.
"She's extremely committedto work-
ing hard for the assembly," Rose said.
The assembly named LSA sopho-
more Andy Schor for a third time to the
position ofcollegiate liaison-respon-
sible for networking with other col-
leges and universities-and also named
Schor to the position of federal liaison.
Schor resigned last night from his

post as Peace and Justice Commission
chair, saying the useful tasks of the
commission were being undertaken by
other outreach bodies of the assembly,
including the Women's Issues Com-
mission and the Minority Affairs Com-
mission.
"At some time, I'd like to put up a
ballot question to eliminate (the Peace
and Justice Commission)," Schor said
after the meeting. "It's a commission
that's past its time."
Vice Chair Lou Stefanic will serve as
Peace and Justice chair until a new
chair is appointed.
Conan Smith was renamed to the
position of state liaison, and LSA Rep.
Andrew Wright was renamed city liai7
son. Of the liaisons, Wright was the.
only assembly representative.
LSA Rep. Jonathan Freeman objected
to naming Wright to the post, citing
past wrongdoings that the assembly
"condemned" Wright for earlier this
year.
"I didn't think that had any bearing
on this position," Rose said.
Other members of the assembly also
gave Wright their support, saying that
he was "extremely dedicated" to rela-
tions with the city.
MSA Vice President Sam Goodstein
supported Wright, citing Wright's in-
volvement in City Council.
"I think it's the most logical decision.
He's clearly the best person for the
job," Goodstein said.

NOON Kl IHN ANTH4IfA/Daily
Sudha Veerapaneni (center), Engineering sophomore, and Andrew Mick, LSA junior, escort Therisa Rogers, Rackham student,
home from the Frieze Building last night
Safew aikNorthwalk stait new Vear

By Carly Blatt
For the Daily
Students needn't restrict their night-
time activities to avoid walking alone
as Safewalk and Northwalk start up
theirteam walking services forthe year.
Both programs were started to pro-
vide students with an alternative to walk-
ing alone after dusk. Safewalk services a
20-minute radius of the Shapiro Library.
Northwalk services a20-minute radius of
the Bursley residence hall.
The programs lost some volunteers
to graduation, but have been recruiting
through Festifall and other means.
Although calls tripled and volunteers
increased whilea serial rapist was at large
last year, the number of calls in recent
weeks has not been unusually high, said
Safewalk co-coordinator Tia Barnard.
"Many people may not realize we are
operating yet," Barnard said.

How to contact them
Safew alk's number is 936-1000, and
Northwa{k's number is 763-WALK.
New volunteers are welcome and
ray apply throug SAPA at 763-
Volunteer walkers pickup "walkees"
anywhere within the radius and walk
them to their destination. Contrary to
popular belief, there is no need to come
to the library or Bursley.
The service is not only used by people
wanting a walk home. "People have
called wanting to go to Stucchi's," said
volunteer Katie Konovaliv, an LSA
senior. Others have used the service to
walk to and from events, parties, and
friend's homes, volunteers said.
Safewalk began as a co-op between
Betsey Barbour and Helen Newberry

residence halls eight years ago. Two
years later the Department of Public
Safety and the Sexual Assault and Pre-
vention Awareness Center became
sponsors and started Northwalk.
The two-person walking teams are
either co-ed or all-female, and consist
of volunteer students who have under-
gone training, Barnard said.
Volunteers carry a walkie-talkie, cellu-
lar phone and identification including the
program's logo and name. Each volunteer
serves one two-hour shift each week.
Walkers volunteer for a variety of
reasons. "It's a great way to meet
people," said LSA juniorJae-Jae Spoon,
who is beginning her third year as a
walker. "It makes the campus smaller
and gives it a comfortable atmosphere."
Monisha Shelty, an LSA sophomore
and volunteer, said she realized the
importance of the program and became
involved so it would stay available,
adding that it was easy to volunteer and
still be involved in other activities.
Volunteer Tom Loyd, an LSA junior,
noted the importance of "knowing that
people are safe," and said it was "nice to
know that people care about the school."
Volunteer Judith Hoffman, an LSA
sophomore, said she enjoyed contribut-
ing to an important cause.
Spoon noted that it is smarter to call
(Safewalk) than not to, and Shelty
stressed that "the program is here for
you - why not take advantage of it?
You can never be too safe."

LOANS
Continued from Page
With direct loans reduced, the plan
would cut the Department of Edu-
cation's administrative expenses by
$700 million over the next seven years.
But Tolo said those funds are also
used to administer the guaranteed loan
program, which makes up the remain-
der of the federal loans. "That could
create major problems for oversight of
fraud and abuse," he said.
Kassebaum said she understands the
concerns of those who will be affected
by the cuts. But, she added, "I firmly
believe that this plan offers the best
hope for achieving significant budget
savings, protecting the program for stu-
dents, and ensuring stability of both the
guaranteed and direct loan programs."
Besides these changes, the proposal

also would increase the interest rate cap
- the point at which the federal gov-
ernment pays higher rates - from 9 to
10 percent. And the proposal also de-
creases the period when the federal
government pays the interest on student
loans from six to four months after
graduation.
Tolo said these two changes would
cost students $2.25 billion over the next
seven years.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) criticized
the cuts, saying in a statement that there
are few better ways to spend tax dollars
efficiently than supporting education.
"In the Republican budget proposal,
tax cuts for the most well-off among us
would be financed by cuts in funding
for college loans and educational im-
provement," Levin said. "This is per-
haps the most short-sighted aspect of
the budget proposal and demonstrates
how wrong GOP priorities are."

CHILD CARE NEEDED Wed. 3-6 p.m. SPRING BREAK TRAVEL FREE with
Non-smoker, own trans. Ref. Sharon 741- SunSplash Tours. Highest commissions paid,
9088.. lowest prices. Campus Reps wanted! Sell
CHILD CARE needed for 1 r. old girl. Jamaica, Cancun, Bahamas, Florida, Padre.
Tues. & Thurs 3:30-7. Call 665-3927 Rates & Info call 1-8001426-7710.

auz . 1 t . . ..7 -. a v .rvrr
evenings.
DAYCARE PROVID)ER needed. 2
children. Weekdays 3-5:30. Need car. Ann
Arbor location. Call Barb @ 996-3078.
ENTHUSIASTIC NON-SMOKER w/ ref.
& transportation. For Fri. a.m. & flex.
workday/wknd. hrs. Please call 973-0825.
HOME HELPER/Child care. Part-time
761-7204.
LOOKING FOR occasional eve. babysitters
for 12 & 9 yr. old girls. Will provide
transportation. Spanish speaking students are
urged to apply, but all reliable & entertaining
students will be considered. Call Marcia at
668 -7569.
MOTHER'S HELPER needed Mon.-Fri.
aftemoons 3-7. Car nec. 973-7221 eves.
OUR CHILDREN need you to play & learn
with them at our child care centers - one mile
from campus. If you are available any full
days M-F, please call 761-2576. $6.15/hr.
OUR SCHOOL age children need you to
play with them in our afterschool program at
Gretchen's House Child care Center 1 mile
from campus. 3-5 days a week, 2:30-5:45.
Please call us at 761-2576. $6.48/hr.
RESPONSIBLE, ENERGETIC assistant
needed to work in a small home day care.
Call Erin at 668-7592.
SfITTER WANTED for Wed. after 3 & some
wknds. Start now. 2 fun kids. Car & refs. Call
Ramona 572-9506.
WORK WITH CHILDREN in home group
day care. Must be loving and hardworking.
Very rewarding job. Angela 663-4067.

STUDENTS ANYWHERE in the U.S. on
Continental $159 or $239. Bring your Con-
tinental voucher & AMEX card. Arlene at
Regency Travel, 209 S. State, 665-6122.
WORLDWIDE LOW FARES Euro-rail
passes 665-6122.

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to
share fum. apt. w/ 3 others. Great location, 1
blk. from campus. Rent neg. 665-8746.
LOVELY PRIVATE locking bdrm. Share
luxury living rm., state-of-the-art kitchen w/
1 other student. Exc. loc., $495 incl. heat &
water. Prkg avail. Campus Rentals 665-8825.
NON-SMOKING FEMALE roommate(s)
wanted, one bedroom available, great
location. Call Dawn or Stacey @ 213-1644.
TENANT NEEDS APT. MATE for separate
bdnns. high grade unit. Edge of campus.
Good credit only. 665-8825.
WEST SIDE- 1 bdrm. $210/mo. plus util. n-
smkg. Male/female. Greg 930-6203.

ALL-GIRLS-BAND Modem/Altemative/In-
strumental Rock/Blues-own music-needs 2
guitarists/l bass player-Mara 665-5395.
HARD TO FIND import & domestic CDs on
the worldwide web. Planet music http://
www.execpc.com/planet
HERB DAVID GUITAR Studio 302 E.
Liberty, 665-8001. Lessons, tuneup, lesson,
specials, repair. Not just guitar.
\ 11

TIOS SELLS MICHIGAN'S finest
Mexican style food and the world's hottest
sauces. Stop by 333 E. Huron, or call 761-
6650. We Deliver!
TIOS SELLS TRINIDAD Habenero sauce.
Winner three years in a row as the best hot
sauce in North America. 333 E. Huron.
We Deliver! 761-6650.

DO YOU LIKE HORSES? Join UM E-
questrian Team and Club. We ride English
and Western. Our next meeting Sept 24 MLB
Rm. B116 at 8:00 p.m. Horse showing Call
913-6959: Riding program Ann or Katie 930-
9527.
FREE FINANCIAL AID! Over $6 Billion
in private sector grants & scholarships is now
available. All students are eligible regardless
of grades, income, or parent's income. Let us
help. Call Student Financial Services: 1-800-
263-6495 ext. F55981.
LAVA LAMPS, CANDLES and other ex-
otic gifts for a catalog write to Fountain
Enterprises 548 South Highland Box 148
Dept. 54 Memphis, TN 38111.
PARKING SPACE needed on Central Cam-
pus immediately. Call 434-1644.
SHEAR IMPACT hair salon now has a nail
technician. 548 Church St. 313/ 662-4232.

WvinterI
S peakei

COm mencemuent Stud,,.ent
Call For Entre
The Office of University Relations is making a Call for
Entries for a Student Speaker for Winter Commencement
Sunday, December 17, 1995
2:00 p.m.
Crisler Arena
CRERMA
" Must be receiving a degree during Summer Term 1995 or
Fall Term 1995
SuBmfT
- Cover sheet with name, local address, and phone number
" Typed draft of speech (no more than 5 minutes in length)

CRUISE & accomodations in Bahamas &
Orlando. $400 for 2 people. 769-6302.
ONE WAY ticket on 9/23 from Det. to NY-
JFK: $80. Call 741-5958.
ROMANTIC LOG CABINS on lake. $54-
75/night. Inc. outdoor hot tub, boats, canoes,
more. Traverse City. 616/276-9502.

31 YEAR OLD attractive professional male
seeks an attractive Muslim female 20 to 30
years old for a long term serious relationship.
Please, respond to P.O. Box 4053 Mount
Pleasant, Ml 48804.
DETROIT LIVE!
One-on-OneNoice Personals
1-313-97.6-3000
Why pay more! only 69o/min.
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1-313-976-4000
Only 85e/min.
Ladies FREEI 1-313-237-2222

SPRING BREAK REPS WANTED Fomr-
ing grops now. Call Dan, Regency Travel
665-6122, 209 S. State.

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