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Page 6-Sunday, November 11, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Council interviews
for A2 administrator
(Continued from Page 1) William Kirchhoff said Wheaton,
candidates and the interviews. "I think Illinois is a "very cost conscious com-
... our city administrator will be from munity." Delivery of city services is
this group. the administrator's primary concern,
"I THINK THERE are three pretty Kirchhoff explained.
outstanding candidates," Belcher ad- "GENERALLY WHENEVER you
can contract out (city) services and it's
ded, but declined to name anyQne. cheaper. . . do it," he recommended.
When answering Council's queries, When asked how he would deal with
the candidates often cited experiences Ann Arbor's bipartisan council after
from their current city manager jobs, working with Wheaton's nonpartisan
and compared their towns to Ann Ar- wrig wt hatn'oparia
bor. one since 1973, Kirchhoff said, "I don't
Like Ann Arbor,. candidate Terry have much interest in partisan politics
Sprenkle said, Ames, Iowa, is the site of . . I don't know how a
a university, an airport, and a hospital. professional manager can be involved
Ames, which has a population of 41,700, ... and survive."
has. a solid waste shredder that has The candidates, who are all between
been considered as a comparison for 42 and 49 years-old, stressed the impor-
the shredder proposed for Ann Arbor. If tance of openness between the admin-
he is selected for Ann Arbor's top ad- sitrator, city council, the city depar-
ministrative post, Sprenkle said, the tments, and citizens. Also, they cited
solid waste issue, the airport, and extensive experience and skill in for-
management and fiscal operations mulating city budgets.
looked like the issues he would have to Ann Arbor's city administrator job is
face in his first year. considered a professional challenge by
THE MOST frustrating aspect of his all six candidates. They said they were
job in Iowa City, University graduate attracted by the city's reputation and
Neal Berlin said, is dealing with a the opportunities the+ University
.2, f f0-tl: i .. provides. .

Daily Phlto by JIM KRUZ
BETWEEN THEIR interviews for the position of Ann Arbor city adminis-
trator, Terry Sprenkel (left), city manager of Ames, Iowa, and Neal
Berlin, University graduate and city manager of Iowa City, Iowa, hold an
informal discussion. Sprenkel and Berlin are among six finalists for the
city administrator position.

LEGAL AND MORAL RIGHTS DISTINCTION:
Health care questioned at conference

(Continued from Page 1)
BASSON SAID the conference also
served to show that communication
between doctors and philosophers can
occur on similar topics. He said con-
ference participants in previous year
subsequently have collaborated on
papers.
Consideration of moral, as opposed to
legal rights in making ethical health
care decisions was also examined at the
conference.
Philosophy Prof. Stephen Stich of the
University of Maryland said legal
rights are more clear than moral
rights, whose boundaries are "obscure
and open to argument."
Prior to the 17th Century, Stich said,
people did not talk in terms of moral
rights. "The relationship between legal
and moral rights need not run
together," he said.
STICH POINTFD to the Dred Scott
Supreme Court decision regarding a
runaway slave who went to a free state
as one example of the separation of
legal and moral rights.
"The slave had a. moral right to stay
out of bondage, but no legal right,"
Stich said. "The owner had a legal right
to get the slave, but what about the
moral right?"
He divided health care rights into two
categories : action rights, involving the.
individual's right to do what he or she
wishes; and recipient rights, those in-
volving an individual's right to get what
he or she wants.
But, Stich said, the right to health
care is complicated by an individual's

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right to be healthy, by drinking clean
water and breathing pure air,and a
person's right to health care by
choosing the doctor of his or her choice.
A RIGHT To health, Stich said, also
is placed under constraints by the legal
system. He cited the government ban
on laetrile and the use of marijuana for
glaucoma treatment as examples of
choices placed under limits.
Health care problems in the United
States today result from overall in-
flation, government regulations, in-
creased demand for services, malprac-

tice insurance, new technology, and the
increasing proportion of elderly, accor-
ding to Pursell, who also.spoke at the
conference.
But Medicare, Medicaid and
veterans' programs are examples of
how the public has accepted respon-
sibility for health care, Pursell said.
In 1971, he said, $77 billion was spent
on health care, some six per cent of the
gross national product (GNP). In 1979,
more than $200 billion, approximately
nine per cent of the GNP, was spent on /
health care.

Soviets blast U.S. 'error'
in false missile attack alert

MOSCOW (AP) - An apparent com-
puter foul-up that caused a false missile
alert in the United States prompted the
Soviet Union yesterday to warn that
another such error could have
"irreparable consequences."
The Soviet news agency. TAss claimed
the Pentagon was having trouble
reassuring people about the episode,
which resulted in 10 U.S. and Canadian
jet interceptors taking off from their
bases.
"NO MATTER how hard the Pen-
tagon spokesman tried to assure
newsmen, they were not soothed by his
statements," Tass reported from
Washington. In reporting the incident,,

the press said that such an 'error' may,
lead to fatal consequences.
"Another 'error' by the computer
might have irreparable- consequences
for the whole world," Tass said.
At the White House, press secretary
Jody Powell was asked about the ad-
verse reaction.
"GIVEN THE FACT that our people
are sitting over there," he said,
referring to 60 Americans held hostage
by students at the U.S. Embassyin
Iran, "anybody who is angry with us is
not going to get a long hearing."
The North American Air Defense
Command in Colorado was using a test
tape Friday when the apparent com-
puter malfunction caused a warning of
the simulated Soviet missile attack to
be transmitted to other commands and
federal agencies, the Pentagon said.
The foul-up was corrected within six
minutes and the false alert, never
reached the president, but in that brief
time the jets assigned to fight attacking
bombers were sent aloft.
FROM THE statement the Pentagon
released, it appeared the NORAD
commanders always were aware it was
only a test. However, Tass reported,
"Only after six minutes had passed, did
the NORAD commanders become
aware that a mistake had occurred and
that there was no attack."
Defense officials said the false alarm
did not appear to have resulted from
any human error. A Pentagon
spokesman told a reporter there have
been other false alarms that have not
been announced, but that Friday's in-
cident was publicized to make clear it
had nothing to do with the crisis in Iran.
The Soviet news media have reported
previously that U.S. servicemen with
access to sophisticated weapons were
found to be drunk or using drugs. The
Tass report on the missile incident
basically followed the version of events
issued in Washington, with no in-
dication of whether the alert was spot-
ted by the Soviet military.
The University of Michigan
Professional Theatre Program
presents;
John Houseman's
THE ACTING COMPANY
in

The University of Michigan
Men's Glee Club
LEONARD JOHNSON, Director
Wayne State University
Men's Glee Club
HARRY LANGSFORD, Director
IN CONCERT
NOVEMBER 17, 1979-8:00 p.m.
HILL AUDITORIUM
Tickets: $4, $, or $2 (student 11)
MAIL ORDERS SEND CHECK TO:
Ticket Manager, The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
1024 Administration Building, Ann Arbor, Mi 48109
Hill box office open November 12, 9-5
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and PHILIP DUNNING GERALD GUTIERREZ
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