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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 36-S
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Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

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for pro

Area group to
sue over 'U'

Michigan center Phil Hubbard has decided to pass up his final year of
collegiate eligibility in favor of playing professional basketball.
At a press conference yesterday, the National Basketball Association's
Detroit Pistons announced the signing of the 6-8 Hubbard. The Pistons had
made him their third first-round choice in Monday's draft.
ALTHOUGH TERMS of the contract were not officially disclosed, in-
formed sources said Hubbard was given a multi-year, no-cut contract valued
at over $100,000 a year.
"Phil was the premier forward in the country three years ago, not just
one of the best," said Piston coach Dick Vitale. "I am really delighted to
have him with us and I know he can make the transition from Big Ten center
to NBA power forward.'
HUBBARD APPARENTLY finalized his decision to turn professional
sometime between Monday's draft and Wednesday, according to Michigan
See PHIL, Page 15

The Board of Trustees of the regional
health planning council voted
unanimously Wednesday to bring suit
against the Michigan Department of
Public Health, demanding that the
department return controversial plans
for a new University Hospital to the
regional council for re-review.
Regional council members have
repeatedly charged the state Depar-
tment of Public Health with violating
the intent of health planning laws by
negotiating with the University for
reductions in the scale of the hospital
THE REGIONAL planning council
maintains that the changes made by the
University at the state level are sub-
stantial enough to constitute an entirely
new application for approval of the
hospital project.
Human Relations Robert Treadway. He
said a strike is still "probable."
If the 305 AFSCME employees walk
out, some city services would be halted,
while other departments would con-
tinue to operate with non-union person-
nel. Refuse collection and the Streets,
See CITY, Page 2

The regional planners of the Com-
prehensive Health Planning Council for
Southeastern Michigan (CHPC) claim
that because of the substantial changes,
they have the right to re-review the
hospital project.
According to board member Mel
Ravitz, lawyers for the regional council
have not yet decided on the language of
the suit.
CHPC President Della Goodwin
already has sent letters to Governor
William Milliken and Health,
Education, and Welfare (HEW)
Secretary Joseph Califano, asking the
pair to intervene in the approval
process. Goodwin wants Milliken and
Califano to Department of Public
Health to return the hospital plans to
the regional council for re-review.
however, have said it is unlikely
Milliken or Califano would intervene
until after the Department of Public
Health formally approvesthe hospital
project, which it has not yet done,. and
until after the regional council registers
a formal complaint with HEW.
The department has indicated it will
approve the project.
Goodwin said Tuesday the regional
council will appeal to HEW after the
formal decision by the Department of
Public Health, due by August 8.
"WE WILL BE moving into litigation
much sooner than that," Ravitz said
See REGIONAL, Page 2


City worker strike st

A strike by more than 300 city
workers remained likely as
negotiations continued yesterday bet-
ween union and city negotiators. The
strike - slated to begin at midnight
Saturday - could have a serious effect
on many city services.
At the end of the bargaining session
yesterday, negotiators indicated that
some progress had been made but a
strike was not likely to be averted
I think there is a real dif-
ference in the expectations on
both sides."
-Assistant City Administrator
Patrick Kenney
before the deadline.
BARGAINING sessions are expected
to continue today and tomorrow.
Members of Local 369 of the
American Federation of State, County,
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
voted by a margin of more than five to
one Wednesday night to reject the city's
contract offer of a five per cent in-
crease and authorized a strike if an ac-

ceptable offer is not received by Satur-
day at midnight, when the current
three-year contract expires.
The union and the city offers were far
apart going into the session with state
mediator Thomas Bedoud yesterday.
THE AFSCME local is demanding a
25 per cent pay increase in a one-year
contract, with a 45-cent an hour ceiling
on the cost of living allowance.
Roger Knight, president of the local,
said Wednesday a two-year contract
would be considered acceptable by the
union if the cost of living limit were
The city offered the union a five per
cent increase each year of a proposed
three-year contract.
The union has requested the large in-
crease which would total $1.65 per hour
- to achieve parity with police and fire
fighter contracts which also expire at
the end of the month.
KNIGHT COULD not be reached for
comment after the bargaining session
Chief negotiator for the city Melvin
Muskovitz was reluctant to comment on
the details of the talks yesterday but
said "there was some progress made."
If there is a strike "we (the city)
would try to keep the essential services
going," Muskovitz said.
A STRIKE IS "maybe a little less
likely," than before the session, accor-
ding to city Director of Personnel and

Carter blasts OPEC
over oil price hike
From the Associated Press prices and other factors are added, the
The OPEC cartel raised world crude price may climb as much as 15 cents a
oil prices to a range of $18 to $23.50 a gallon by year's end, some economists
barrel yesterday, the biggest increase say.
in five years. President Carter called President Carter, attending an
the hike "extraordinary" and said economic summit in Tokyo, said:"There
everyone in the world would suffer. is no one on earth who will fail to suffer
The price, boosts-at a time of shor- from these extraordinary increases in
tage, long gasoline lines in the United oil prices." He called on Congress to
States and frantic bidding up of prices approve "billions of dollars" to develop
on the world market-are designed to alternative energy supplies and make
"bring some stability" to the situation, the United States self-sufficient.
the 13-nation Organization of The OPEC decision, announced after
Petroleum Exporting Countries said. othree days of tough bargaining between
EXPERTS ESTIMATE the OPEC price "hawks" and "Doves,"
dEXPsERbyTSESTIMAddTE theOPE establishes a multilevel pricing system,
decision by itself will add four to five with Saudi Arabia at the bettom and
cents a gallon to the retail price of ws a s iba at
gasoline and heating oil in the United such hawks as Libya at the top. It
States. When decontrol of domestic oil See CARTER, Page 10

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