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Page Six


Friday, July 8, 1977

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, July 8, 1977

Federal Building gets first tenant

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lowratown Ann Arbor."
Ann Arbor postmaster Rich-
ard Schneeberger, is also opti-
mistic about the relocation. Al-
though it will not replace the
citv's main post office, located
on Washtenaw, the new "Liber-
ty Gtation" in the Federal
Building will replace services
previously offered at the Main
and Catherine street office
which is now up for sale.
says the new facility will dou-
ble the number of post office
boxes for the city. The post-
master said Ann Arbor has a
serious shortage of post office

The new post office will also
have self-service postal equip-
ment and 15 postal customer
narking spaces which Schnee-
berger says is "15 mbre than
we've ever had in the down-
town area."
"I'm extremely pleased (with
the building) for the people of
Ann Arbor," he continued. "It's
a-pretty building and it will be
an exciting place to work."
250 federal employes* will be.
working at the new facility.
Construction of the building,
which cost approximately $4
million, began last September.

According to GSA construction
representative Jerry Deptola,
construction went snoothly.
"There's been only a .few lit-
tle problems," he noted, "but
that's the construction busi-
gan over ten years ago when
GSA officials recognized the
need for a Federal Building in
Ann Arbor. Until now, the city's
numerous government agencies
have been housed in leased of-
fice space. '
"We have quite a number of
offices scattered around Ann
Arbor and one of our goals is
to consolidate these offices in

one Federal Building and elimi-
nate confusion," said Niles
Strand, the building manager.
Whiteacre said having all the
offices in one location would
save taxpayer's money.
of the building was funded
through a purchase contract
project which allowed the gov-
ernment to borrow money in an
attempt to stimulate the job
market. Usually funds must be
appropriated through Congress.
A 1 t h o u g h Whiteacre
said there is no direct correla-
tion between a town's popula-
tion and the size of its federal
building, he explained the num-
ber of federal agencies in a city
determine the building's capa-
city, and that Ann Arbor's fed-
eral building is definitely com-
parable to those in other cities
offering similar government

"I think Ann Arbor's Federal
Building is one of the most dis-
tinct've projects GSA has
done," Whiteacre remarked.
THE 52,000 square foot struc-
ture was designed by TMP As-
sociates, a Bloomfield architec-
tural firm.
According to Whiteacre a
dedication ceremony will prob-
ably be held after all the agen-
cies haave moved into the
building this fall, GSA officials
from Washington and the re-
gi3nal office are expected to
speak at the ceremony.
Strand will manage the build-
ing from the GSA regional of-
fice in Battle Creek, although
he said the government will
contract a maintenance man
and a guard to "protect GSA

VA prosecutor to leave post

(Continued from Page 1)
real ambition.
Yauko commented that he
will be leaving his job with a
good background for his future
as a defense lawyer. "It's a
very good training ground," he
said. "They throw you right in
- you either sink or swim."
Yanko, 38, received his law
degree from the. Detroit Col-
lege of Law in 1975. He went
right from law school into the
U. S. Attorney's office.
"I'VE HAD the same posi-
tion as now, except in the be-
ginning they give -'you simpler
cases," he said. "This (the VA
trial) is the only case I've had
of any great magnitude."
Yanko later told the Daily
that there was no anomosity
between himself and his col-

legue at the VA trial, Asst. U.S.
Attorney Richard Delonis.
Rumors had been circulating
that Delonis and Yanko had had
a dispute over Yanko's handl-
ing of the case, and unconfirm-
ed reports said that Delonis had
referred to Yanko as suffering
from "a pedetol - dental dis-
YANKO SAID there was ab-
solutely no substantiation to the
rumtrs of a falling out, and
that in no way was it the rea-
son be was leaving.
Ironically, Yanko has-a young-
er sister in New York who is
p nurse. The VA trial which
Yanko prosecuted involves two
Philipino nurses accused of
Poisoning six patients and mur-
dering another. Yanko prose-
cuted Filipina Narciso and Leo-
nora Perez on the contention

that the women injected a pow-
erful muscle relaxant into the
victims intravenous feeding
Yanko said he had never dis-
cussed the VA case with his
The jury in that case com-
pleted its ninth day of delibera-
tion passing the record length
for a deliberation of any feder-
al court jury in Detroit's his-
Yesterday the jurors asked
the judge, via a handwritten
note, if they could begin work-
ing ten hour days with a two
hour lunch break. The judge
complied, and the new sched-
ule began yesterday.
There has been speculation
that the jury could deliberate
for still another week before
reaching a verdict.

Nevada N-bomb test
causes Pentagon Uproar

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"The neutron bomb has been
tested at the Nevada Test site,
and probably within the past
year," one expert source said.
He declined to say whether
there had been more than one
test, or 'when the program
The neutron bomb is designed
to kill people by intensive radia-
tion, while doing only about one-
tenth the blast or heat damage
of other tactical nuclear weap-
THE EFFECT would be to
obliterate nearly all human life
within a half mile radius of
ground zero while minimizing
harm to buildings, vehicles and
other property.
Just before Congress adjourn
ed for a 10-day holiday last Fri-
day, senators who denounced the
bomb as "repugnant" tried and
failed to get all its production
funds eliminated from the pub-
lic works bill in which they had
been hidden. The Hbuse had
passed the same bill apparently
without noticing the bomb funds.
The anti-bomb senators have
promised to renew the battle
when Congress redonvenes Mon-
day, but their opponents appear

to have the voting strength to
preserve the production funds.
The White House said Wednes-
day that President Carter will
decide next month whether to
use those funds and add the neu-
tron bomb to U.S. arsenals.
In another development, four
persons, protesting development
of the neutron bomb, were ar-
rested yesterday for throwing
what they said was human
blood on the Pentagon.
Three of the demonstrators
were held in lieu of $10,000 bond
by an Alexandria, Va., magis-
trate after they refused to sign
a statement promising to return
to court for arraignment. The
fourth protestor was released on
his own recognizance after sign-
Ng the statement.
The demonstrators, who were
charged with damaging govern-
ment property, had staged an
all-night vigil at the Pentagon
before the protest.
A spokeswoman for the fed-
eral magistrate's office identi-
fied the four persons arrested
as Jack Duggan of Omaha,
Neb.; Roger Miller of Toledo,
Ohio; LaDen Sheats of Balti-
more, Md.; and Annamarie Hur-
dick of Newport, Me.

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