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'U, planners push new hospital
(Continued from Page 1)

HOSPITAL Director Jeptha Dalston
said then that the University could not
delay the project because each month
of delay would add $2 million to its final
cost. Dalston also said that he could not
defer the application without the ap-
proval of the University's Board. of
Smith said Saturday he might discuss
a delay in the planning process with
other University officials before
today's meeting. But Smith stressed
that "We're still going to try to make
our case to get the Executive Commit-
tee to take a different position from the
planning committee."
The planning committee March 27
heard CHPC-SEM staff criticisms of
the hospital plans, and the University's
response to those criticisms. The staff
report charged that the new hospital
would add to the problem of overbed-
ding in the southeastern Michigan
region, and that taxpayers statewide
would subsidize health care for less
than two per cent of patients cared for
in Michigan.
The planning committee also heard
criticism frgm outside groups, such as

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan,
which charged that the new hospital
would increase the cost of health care in
the state by one to one and one-half per
THE UNIVERSITY points in respon-
se to the teaching and research role of
the hospital, saying that the hospital is
a statewide resource. University plan-
ners say that under state planning law,
the plan is entitled to special con-
sideration, and thus the CHPC-SEM
should drop its standard methods of
evaluation when it considers the
University's plan.
The issue of whether the CHPC-SEM
staff should drop their criteria and give
the hospital plan special consideration
is the major point of disagreement bet-
ween University planners and CHPC-
SEM staff.
Richard Kennedy, University Vice-
President for State Relations, has
sounded out state legislators' attitudes
toward funding the hospital. He said
Friday that all the legislators "had
been generally positive to this point,"
and that all agreed the University
needed a new hospital.

Smith said that the University had
contacted state legislators informally
in. order to save time when the
legislature begins do consider the fun-
ding question this summer.
SMITH ALSO said he believed that
Governor William Milliken and his staff
were "in agreement" with the Univer-
sity's planning horizons, which differ'
front the horizons used by the CHPC-
In evaluating the hospital plans, CH-
PC-SEM Planners use a planning
horizon of 1983 or 1984 to predict the im-
pact of the project on the overbedding
problem, health care costs, and the
amount of health care the region will
need in the future. The University plan-
ners base their predictions upon a 1990
planning horizon.
The University argues that a 1990
planning horizon is more realistic, and
that the CHPC-SEM should abandon
their standard horizon figures.
SOME OBSERVERS believe that the
plan found
EAST, BERLIN (Reuter)-An East
German architect furing restoration
work in the Sudan has unearthed a 2000-
year-old plan for a pyramid-believed
to be the first time such a building plan
has been discovered.
The East German ADN news agency
said today Friedrich Hinkel caught
sight of the half-buried document while
working in the biggest pyramid in the
north Sudanese village of Begraviya,
site of a cultural center called Meroe
from 300 B.C. to 300 A.D.
The faded 62-inch (1.6-meter) long
plan shows exact details of the outlines
and angles of the pyramid in which it
was found and contains a design for a
platform at its summit.

most important part of the certificate of
need decision will come at the state
level, and that the CHPC-SEM's com-
mittee meeting will have limited im-
pact. Cy Gottlieb, president of the
Greater Detroit Area Hospital Council
said, "I don't think the April 10 meeting
is the crucial date." Gottlieb placed the
most weight upon the MDPH's decision,
which he estimated would come "about
30 days after April 10."
Mel Ravitz, chairman of the CHPC-
SEM planning committee, said the CH-
PC-SEM has gone to court in the past
when the MDPH ignored its recom-
mendations. He said, however, "I
would be very doubtful that we would
sue" in this case. Although he did not
rule out the possibility of the University
using political pressure at the state
level to obtain funding and a certificate
of need for the new hospital, he said he
hoped the University would re-think its
plans with the groups concerned to
reach "a reasonable middle ground."

Sunday's weather causes
power loss, blocked roads

(Continued from Page 1)
nine, yesterday morning, Edison had
received 1,600, calls. Veenstra
estimated, "In terms of total number of
jobs, that's almost 2,000 types of wires
and poles." However, Veenstra said the
power situation should be cleared up by
Veenstra said power failures were
scattered throughout the Ann Arbor
area. He explained that Edison had a
map with pins marking the affected
areas and said that "there are pins all
over it."
AT THE HEIGHT of the storm

yesterday, about 120,000 of Detroit
Edison's 1.7 million customers in
southeastern Michigan werewithout
power, the spokesman added.
Ann Arbor clean-up should run
smoothly if high temperatures and
normal wind conditions persist, accor-
ding to Anderson. However, Anderson
noted that "If the wind comes up, more
trees will go down."
Meanwhile, in Detroit yesterday, all
schools were closed and most of the city
was without power. Overworked utility
company crews called for help from
other nearby cities.


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MSA election results void

(Continued from Page 1)
to those candidates who ran in this
month's election.
ACCORDING TO the constitution
governing MSA, the current president
and vice-president of MSA, Eric Ar-
nson, and Kate Rubin, would be the only
Assembly members to retain their
seats until the September election. ther
Assembly members would presumably
be appointed by the individual school
and college governments, but opinions
differ about what should be done.
Engineering Council has already
been asked' by Council and Assembly
member David Fischer to appoint
himself and Roy More, who were elec-
ted in the April election to the Assem-
bly. Bob Stechuk, president of the
Literary College .student government
(LSA-SG), explained that LSA-SG nor-
mally interviews potential appointees,
and that it would be "really difficult" to

appoint students to MSA before the end
of the term.
The current Assembly, whose term is
officially over April 15, will have to
work on possible options considering
the outcomes of Thursday's decision
before anything definite is decided, ac-
cording to Arnson.
"We have a lot of new evidence -
factual evidence, statistical evidence,"
Canale said about the new certification
hearing he demanded.
hearing was unfair because all iarties
involved were not in attendance, and all
evidence was not presented.
Canale also contends that the
ramifications of non-certification are
"far reaching," because of the time and
expense involved. "There is no reason
the election should not have been cer-
tified," Canale said. "I have not seen
any evidence.

Regents may receive

the opt ion
(Continued from Page 1)
of those who breach the peace at a
public meeting.
Should Judge Campbell grant the
University's request, it is presently un-
clear whether the Regents could bar
those outside of the WCCAA who don't
participate in the disruption. While
Davis said he "would like others to be
able to attend," he is not sure how
distinctions could be made between all
demonstrators and non-demonstrators.
dressed and answered questions from
Judge Campbell during the hour-long
Davis' argument centered around his
claim that moving the Regents'
meeting is only one way of excluding
those who breach the peace.. In respon-
se, O'Brien claims the board is
obligated to physically remove those
who breach the peace and remain in the
previously announced location of the
"The legislature didn't consider mass
disruption at the meetings," Davis told
Judge Campbell. "If we read this the
way the defendants would have us read
it, we would have to coie back each
month for an injunction."
O'BRIEN insisted, however, that the
law prevents the Regents frommeeting
in a different location in order to ex-
clude the protesters, adding that the

to relocate
University's best route of action would
be to "go to the legislature" to have
clearer provisions for cases like this.
"If more than one person disrupts,
more than one person can be
removed," O'Brien said.
"What if it means another Kent
State?" Judge Campbell asked. "What
if massive use of force could have been
avoided? How long do you think the
Regents would be able to walk away
from their meetings. . . while the
legislature is tinkering with the law?"
THE WCCAA attorney, in response, '
rebutted that Kent State was an
unusual example of the police over-
stepping their bounds. "I think we're
jumping to a lot of conclusions about
what might happen," O'Brien said.
Campbell also expressed strong con-
cern for the viewpoint of University
Counsel Roderick Daane. "Why can't .
the University remove by force those
who breach the peace, whether it be one
or a dozen?"
Daane said the move, which could
result in "heads broken" would not be
Johann Gutenberg, the printing press
inventor, was granted a civil pension
for services to Mainz, Germany, in

"We're going to have our day in
court," he said.
SABRE PARTY members said PAC
is angry because its candidates lost,
although suits and temporary
restraining orders were requested by
PAC before winners were declared.
PAC charges that SABRE party mem-
bers are angry because the election
they won was invalidated. SABRE par-
ty members did not want the election
invalidated before election results were
"They (SABRE) lost (the cer-
tification)," said PAC representative
Jim Sullivan. "They're pulling for
everything they can. I understand why
they're doing it, but it's still dirty.
"I feel sorry for them, but the elec-
tion was unfair," Sullivan said. "It's
unfortunate that there had to be vic-
"It's just sour grapes," Jim Alland,
SABRE presidential candidate said.
"IT'S A no-win situation," Arnson
added. "Everybody gets hurt."
Canale said that the April election
will cost $7,500, and estimates about
$10,000 each for the September and the
,following April's election, if an outside
service runs the elections. He said the
money would be taken out of external
allocations to groups.
There was a contention'on the part of
some SABRE people that most MSA
elections have been similar to this one,
but that this one was simply handled a
little sloppier.
"IF THEY'RE all like that, I think
it's time to put a stop to it," Sullivan
said. "It could be a very positive thing.
,A good hard look hasn't been taken at
the election process. The whole thing
was botched up from start to finish. I
kept thinking it couldn't get worse, but
,it keeps getting worse."
Alland, SABRE presidential can-
didate who received the top number of
votes in the election said, "You've got
to weigh the circumstance with the con-
sequence. It would be devastating for
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"There are inherent problems in
student government elections," he said.
"When students are involved, foul-ups
will occur. We just hope that when we
hire an election director they will do a
fair job, and run a fair election.'
"It's hard. for anyone to know what
the ramifications will be," Allar'd con-
tinued. "Student government as we
know it will not exist unless the election
is certified."
CSJ Chief Justice Dennis Persinger
admitted the certification hearing oc-
curred one day earlier than allowed in
the MSA constitution. He explained that
although there were problems in get-
ting a quorum of six CSJ members, any
other day would have probably resulted
in less than a quorum. He added that at
the time he did not expect objection to
holding the hearing a day early, since
the parties involved understood that the
compiled code would be violated.
Persinger and other justices said it
would be hard to refute the problems
with the voting procedure in a new
hearing. Seven hundred LSA votes were
marked with an "x" instead of
preferentially, and therefore were not
counted in the LSA seats.
"I'm not sure it (new information)
would make any difference unless the
new evidence is substantial. The court
was convinced that the right of students
(to vote) was denied," said David
Sherbin, another justice.




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