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of Persian and other Oriental rugs.
All to be sold for imoortina invoice number
085-32117772 through Habib Bank.
State St. and I 94 Ann Arbor Mich. 48104
Phone 313/761-7800
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Big, small, scatter and large room size rugs-includes Silk
Qum, Esphan, Nain, Tabriz, Kerman, Keshan, Princess Bok-
hara, Deep Pile Bokhara, Tabatabai Tabriz, Chinese,
Romanian and Indo Aubusson rugs.
AMA Liquidators
Consultants, Appraisers, Auctioneers of Massachusetts
TERMS-cash or check
Oriental rus are a great investment
and increase in value with age.

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COOP SAID THE firm considered
input from council and the citizens
committee but the six finalists were
chosen based on the job profile for-
mulated bycouncil, personal inter-
views, and background checks on all of
the qualified applicants.
"We think they (the six finalists) are
the best . . . we have a good enough
track record and they do track well
(with local recommendations)," Coop
said. Korn-Ferry has participated in
the selection process for city managers
in 50 cities, including the placement of
Sylvester Murray in Cincinnati.
"We hoped they (council) would in-
terview them (the candidates) . . . they
aren't obligated to take any of them,"
Coop explained.
"WE WERE seriously interested in
50 candidates," Coop said. About 65 ap-
plications were receied, primarily from
midwestern city managers, including a
few from Michigan. None of the ap-
plicants currently work in Ann Arbor.
SINCE MONDAY'S council meeting,
Democratic members have accused the
mayor of mishandling the selection
process and questioned whether their
recommendations would be considered.
But Coop said the selection process -is
"so much more open than in other
places." He said few cities have a,
citizens committee to review resumes.
Because of the state's Open Meetings
act,' Coop said, several candidates-
decided to withdraw their names from
consideration rather than have it be
known they were seeking the Ann Arbor
Belcher said at the press conference.
that council knew Korn-Ferry would
compile the list of finalists for them to
interview. The firm was hired because
of their reputation for extensive in-
vestigation of candidate qualifications.
"That's why we hired them, they're
professionals," Belcher said. He said
the firm knows more about the in-
dividuals and their communities than
council or the citizens could know from
a resume.
"I FEEL VERY comfortable" about
Korn-Ferry's slate, because it
corresponded so closely with the
recommendations made locally,
Belcher said. He said he would have
been "very upset" if the recommen-
dations made locally had not matched
Korn-Ferry did not rank its six
choices, Coop said, since the final
choice rests with the eleven-member
council. "We're helping them with that
decision," by pioviding "our best
He said since the firm could not
predict which candidate would suit the
council best, the firm could not predict
which candidate would suit the council
best, the firm could not rank the
finalists. The "chemistry" or per-
sonality between the candidates and
council could not be predicted, he said.
"We'll be happy if they take one of the
candidates we recommended."

William Kirehoff
According to a councilman from
Wheaton, Illinois, William Kirchhoff's
zero-based budget program is used as a
national model. Kirchhoff, 46, has been
city manager of the town of 40,000 since
"He's been able to avoid those
programs that you sometime have to
avoid to have a balanced budget," said
Dan Fapp.
Comparing Wheaton to Ann Arbor,
another council membr said, "there are
a lot of similarities on a smaller scale."
The home of Wheaton College, the
town's population is a predominantly
white, conservative community.
Wheaton's major employers-the
college, BeH Labs, Standard oil resear-
ch, and Fermi labs-cater to the highly-
educated Wheaton citizens.

Lawrence Gish

Lawrence Gish is one of two ad-
ministrator aspirants that runs a
southwestern city. He has been
managing Stillwater, Oklahoma, the
home of Oklahoma State University,
since 1966.
Abouts40,000 people reside in
Stillwater, which is about half the size
of Ann Arbor. The city is known for its
generally conservative politics,
although it possesses a non-partisan,
council-manager form of government.
He is one of three candidates that has
confronted city water shortages. Gish
was instrumental in implementing
plans for a multi-million dollar water
pipeline linking Stillwater with a reser-
voir some 40 miles away, according to a
local media source. Stillwater's
manager supervises electric service
delivery, in addition to the water sup-
The source named Gish a "fine ad-
ministrator," who is "a good operator
and very sound." Although Gish was in
Ann Arbor last night, he could not be
reached for comment.
The 49-year-old past president of the
International City Management
Association is the oldest of,the six con-
testants. Gish earned his Masters of
Public Administreation from the
University of Kansas.
John Elwell
John Elwell, 46, has managed St.
Louis Park, Minnesota for the last two
years; and has faced several problems
similar to Ann Arbor's. Elwell gained a

reputation as a steady mediator,
having resolved several of that city's
labor disputes. And working with the
pollution control agency and the health
department, Elwell developed a par-
ticular expertise at investigating and
enforcing plant safety regulations.
Elwell also has been at the helm of St.
Louis Park's affirmative action drives.
He reportedly has continued the strong
affirmative action programs set into
place by his predecessor and has per-
sonally selected the personnel director
that many observers in that city credit
for vigorously enforcing those
Elwell graduated from the University
of Colorado, and is the former city
manager of Albert Lee, Minnesota. At
his current post in St. Louis Park,
Elwell heads a city of 48,000 people.
Alan Harvey
After over ten years managing the
city government apparatus of Van-
couver, Washington, a major port city
on the Columbia River, city manager
Allan Harvey has accrued a reputation
as a meticulous technician with a fine'
eye for budgetary detail, and a talent
for organization among his high-quality
Harvey works for a non-partisan city
council in Vancouver, a far cry from
the fiercely partisan Ann Arbor council
chambers. In fact, Harvey has been
criticized for not being political enough
in the job, often offending staffers and
reporters by his bluntness, according to
city hall reporters and editors.
But on matters of budget, Harvey's
expertise is unquestioned. And Harvey
has been credited by most colleagues
interviewed as being instrumental in
forging better city-county relations,
and in balancing off the competing
demands of the two states, Washington
and Oregon, that the city borders.
His specific pet projects include in-
stallation of a city-wide police com-
munications system, a new computer
for the city, and enforcing affirmative
action programs for the city.
From his hotel room at the.Campus
Inn, Harvey last night said that they
"full range of personnel problems" he
faced in Vancouver are similar to Ann
Arbor's. He also said he could work
easily with a partisan council, em-
phasizing that even in non-partisan
Vancouver, there were always
".gradations of philosophy."

more than 50,000, including the students
at the University of Iowa. The seven-
member city council, elected at large
on a non-partisan ticket, leaned liberal
for the past few years, but now has gone
conservative, according to a reporter at
the Iowa City Press Citizen.
In his tenure in Iowa City, Berlin ac-
tively promoted a "modified zero-based
budget" process, similar to the limited
ZBB program instituted here last year,
According to Iowa City's director of
finance, Rosemary Vitosh.
Iowa City Council member John
Balmer said that during the last four
years downtown Iowa. City has
developed quite rapidly. He confirmed
that Berlin had been criticized for
directing the city's housing inspection
department to enforce the housing in-
spection code too strictly. Balmer in-
dicated that the Iowa City council was
rewriting the housing code to make it
more enforceable.
Berlin has had to deal with council
members at both ends of the political
spectrum, Balmer said, "and he's done
quite well in that regard. He's worked
well with the business community too."
Berlin was chief budget manager as
city manager in Hanover, Pen-
nsylvania before going to Iowa City.
Terry Strenkle .
Terry Strenkle, city manager of
Ames, Iowa, also works with a non-
partisan council in a strong city-
manager type government. Ames,
with a population of 50,000, is the
headquarters for Iowa State Univer-
sity. Strenkle, described as someone
who "knows a lot about a great many
technical things, administers a city
with a transist system using both a
fixed route and pickup system, similar
to Ann Arbor's. 'Ames also has the
nation's first solid waste recovery
system, which separates usable glass,
metal and other materials, similar to
the one Ann Arbor is considering.
Larry Curtis, Ames 'City Council
member, said Strenkle had provided
Ames with "just excellent leadership in
terms of fiscal responsibility." A local
media source said Strenkle was suppor-
tive of affirmative action in his ad-
This story was written by Patricia
Hagen, with research by John
Goyer, Mark Parrent,- Mark Wilson
and Howard Witt. Background in-
formation on the finalists was com-
piled late last night from telephone
interviews, and.some could not be
reached for comment by press time.


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Neal Berlin

University graduate Neal Berlin has
been city administrator in Iowa City,
Iowa for the last six-and-a-half years.
Iowa City has a population of slightly

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Career Planning and

Godfrey Collins is running city i
(continued from Page 1) acknowledged, weighing a thick report But, Collins said, "Once a decision is
led the search for a replacement for in his hand. made by Council, that is what (the ad-
ice Chief Walter Krasny, who will THE SOFT-SPOKEN administrator ministrator) follows."
ire March 1.
LFTER SERVING as city manager 'At it's dijfwnlt 10 Ji id lime to implemeit all
Cldwnter for more than 17 a

t interim
system with Detroit's ''strong mayor"
form of government. In Detroit, he ex-
plained, the legislative and ad-
ministrative branches of the system
are not separate and both are directly
supervised by a full-time mayor.
The seven Republicans and four
Democrats on council, currently are
debating several controversial issues.
The next administrator, Collins said,
will have to implement decisions about
a new runway at the Ann Arbor
Municipal Airport, a solid waste shred-
der proposed for the city landfill, or a
recycling program.
Other items that will- be high on the
new administrator's agenda when he
takes over here the first of the year are
the details of the $53 million waste
water treatment plant currently under
construction and continuing the city's
street repair program.
Former Administrator Murray,
Collins said, "brought fiscal solidity
back to the city," and was able to make
city operations more efficient despite
personnel cutbacks.
Collins said many of his duties have
involved continuing Murray's un-
finished business. But, he smiled,
"sometimes you don't know what is
going to happen.
At the press conference last night to
announce the finalists for the post,
Mayor Louis Belcher said although a
permanent administrator may start
work Jan. 1, "We're in no hurry, Mr.
Collins is doing a super job."
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