Thechgn D ily Vol. LXXXIX, No.0-S
Tuesday, July 24, 1979
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Hospital to get second review
By JOHN GOYER
Under threat of a lawsuit from
regional health planners, the Univer-
sity yesterday agreed to postpone for
the third time state approval of plans
for a new hospital. The delay allows the
regional health planning group time for
a second review of the University
Hospital replacement project.
Regional planners had threatened to
take the state to court, in order to force
a second review of the hospital plans.
BUT TO AVOID risking a lengthy
court battle, the University Board of
Regents yesterday voted unanimously
to postpone state approval of the
hospital proposal until October 1.
The regional group criticized the size
and cost of the hospital plans during its
initial review, and recommended that
the state reject the proposal.
According to University figures, in-
flation will add $2 million per month of
delay to the final cost of the $251 million
The postponement also means the
University will not be able to secure a
definite commitment from state
legislators on funding for the new
hospital, Interim University President
Allan Smith said yesterday.
SPEAKING BEFORE the Board
yesterday, Smith said that Dr. Maurice
Reizen, director of the Michigan Depar-
tment of Public Health, had called him
Friday morning to suggest the Univer-
sity seek a delay in the state review of
the hospital plans.
Under state health planning law, the
University must make a request to
delay the state review, even if it results
from strong suggestion by planners.
According to Smith, Reizen told him
that if the University did not agree to a
delay, the regional health planning
group had "some basis for a lawsuit"
which might produce extensive delays.
SMITH TOLD the Regents the
deferred deadline for state approval
should be pegged to a definite date,
rather than postponing it 45 to 60 days,
in order to avoid problems with statute
of limitations provisions in the state
health planning law.
Smith said by Thursday he would
know if the statute of limitations would
affect the project.
If the time period specified by the
statute expires before the state ap-
proves the project, the University faces
See 'U', Page 10
Wet behind the earsA
Fun is easy to find on a hot day when you have a garden hose, a small pool, a bathing suit, and some friends. Amy Cook
(center), 8, her cousin Ian (right), and their friends cooled off last weekend with a "splash party" in a Grosse Pointe
SAID HE'LL STA Y AT CORNELL:
Rhodes considered for 'U' presidency
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT also said her employer told the Regents University President Allan Smith
The University's Board of Regents he was not interested in the University seek an additional extension of tim
met privately yesterday for the second position because of his commitment to the state review of the Universi
time this month to consider the ap- Cornell. Rhodes had no further com- Replacement Hospital Project.
plications of "potential and ment. related story.)
preliminary candidates" for the Rhodes left the University two years The Regents have been seriouslyc
University presidency. ago to become president of Cornell. sidering potential candidates for
Former University Vice-President Before adjourning into closed session University presidency since early1
for Academic Affairs, and current last night, the Regents addressed two year. The Board is expected to mak
president at Cornell University Frank other public matters. In the first, the final decision sometime this month.
Rhodes, said through an aide Saturday Board authorized the awarding of a It has not yet been decided when
he had been approached by the Regents contract for the construction of a new president will take office, but
as a potential candidate for the television transmitter building for the unlikely the new University chiefi
president's post. Flint campus. be in place by September, according
RHODES' assistant, Joy Wagner, Also, the Regents authorized Interim some University officials.
1 is designed
clauses in rents
ds will have to
impact is clear
"It's all subj
it'll last many,
"It's part of a t
State renting law guarantees tenant's rights
By TIM YAGLE spective in the landlord-tenant relationship," she said. information director, the Truth-in
Renting law that became effective July Unenforceable clauses and clauses which conflict not extend to the University's dorml
to prohibit illegal and unenforceable - with state law are forbidden under the new statute, and are approved by our attorneys, an
al agreements. But tenants and landlor- the law also requires proper name and address of the proached us yet," he said. "The Ur
adopt a "wait-and-see" attitude until its landlord be on a lease. And the following statement from state law asa public institution
, according to a University housing of- must be printed on each rental agreement: "Michigan IN A 1977 study by the Public
law establishes rights and obligations for parties to Group in Michigan (PIRGIM), a litt
iect to interpretation in the courts and rental agreements. This agreement is required to cent of the leases it examined conta
many years," explained Jo Williams, comply with the Truth in Renting Act. If you have a clauses. For example, some leas
he Off-Campus Housing Department of question about the interpretation or legality of a clause leaving all legal costs, shoult
s Housing Division. provision of this agreement, you may want to seek to be paid by the tenant. The Tr
DDED that the new law was inevitable. assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person." makes such a clause illegal. Provisi
rend toward-improving the tenants per- - According toJohn Finn, assistant University housing See TRUTH, Page
n-Renting law does
leases. "Our leases
nd they haven't ap-
biversity is exempt
le more than 98 per
es may contain a
d a lawsuit be filed,
ons such as this one