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Rental frays often end in courts
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since there is virtually no cost. It is one
of the prices you pay. to function in a
University town," Welch added.
Elaine Daley, vice-president of the
campus division of McKinley
Associates, claims ' it costs the
mangement firm more than $600 each
time they go to court. "Many times, an'
owner will settle because it is cheaper,"
Simonian and Feldman settled with
Village Green for a package deal worth
some $2,700, including $1,350 in cash, a
$5 per month rent reduction, free rent
for December and half of January, and
an early expiration date for the lease.
According to the settlement, Village
Green kept the $150 security deposit
and agreed to fix the shower. The
tenants agreed to resume paying rent
and promised not to organize or
represent any tenants against Village
Green in the future.
"This certainly wasn't the easiest
way to settle this, but we can live with it
because we were compensated,"
Landlords or tenants may file a civil
suit at City Hall. The complainant fills
out a form specifying the complaint and
the party the complaint is registered
against. A date is set for a hearing at
which the trial is scheduled.-
At the first hearing the judge reads
for the record the charges and counter-
charges. The tenants are instructed of
their rights and officially asked
whether they wish to consult with a
"In court, we advise them on the
record that they have the right to a
lawyer without charge if needed. At
each stage of the proceedings we
protect the rights of the. (tenant),"
The attorney from either side may
request that the rent money be placed
in the care of the court. The tenant may
be ordered to pay all or part of the rent
to the court instead of the landlord. This
is considered a "good faith gesture,"
meaning the tenants are willing and
able to pay their rent.
Simonian and Feldman represented
themselves in their civil suit, but
tenants and landlords are usualy
represented by attorneys at the pre-
"There is a unique system here in
Washtenaw County. There are a
number of regal assistance facilities,"
said Judge Elden. Student tenants can
obtain free advice and legal aid at the
University office for Student Legal
Services, located in the Michigan
Union, Model Cities Law Office, 122 N.
4th Avenue and the Clinical Law
Programs. in the University's Law
"Six to eight attorneys handle most of
the landlord-tenant cases. By and
larlge they (landlords) don't represent
themselves," he said.
Among the attorneys who commonly
represent local landlords are: Graydon
Ellis, Jr., who represented McKinley
Associates in nearly 1,000 landlord-
tenant civil suits since 1974 and who has
three rental properties managed by the
company; J. Michael Forskthye, who in
the past has represented such landlords
as Frankel Management Co., Wilson-
White Co., University Townhouses, Nob
Hill Stadium. Properties, Liberty
Limited 500, Forest Hill Coop, Old Twon
Realty, Pheasant Run Apts.
Management, Village Green, and
private landlord Neil Snook; and
Melinda Morris, of the same law firm s
Forsthye, who represented Village
Green in the Simonian and Feldman
Elden and others recommend that a
tenant move in and sign a lease before
complaining about the conditions.
"The best thing before (signing) is
not to complain too much, the landlord
will consideryou a troublemakerand
you can lose the dwelling," said
Jonathan Rose, anattorney at Student
But once living in the dwelling, the
tenant is not forced to take it "as is."
"The tenant doesn't waive his right to
repairs, the statuatory covenant to
fitness applies," said Elden.-
Rose agreed: "The tenant has less
rights than he needs, but more rights
than he knows."
Elden claims "widsom" is to record
everything in writing and tell the
landlord. "Whenever you move in or
out, go through the dwelling with your
landlord. A tenant can not claim
damages unles a landlord is given a
chance to fix it, and keep everything in
writing," said Elden.
Once in court, the problem the tenant
usually faces is lack of evidence. "The
most common is failure to produce
records. People pay cash and there are
no receipts," said Elden.
Smaller cases, usually occurring
after the expiration of the lease and
often invoving security deposits, can be
resolved in the Small Claims Court.
This court is different becausae there
is a $300 limit, no attorneys are allowed,
there are neither juries nor appeals,
and it usually a "one-time affair,"
according to Elden.
Tomorrow: A discussion of the
future of Ann Arbor's rental
Liberal arts graduates
valuable to society.
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methods and solutions for dealing with
its complex problems.
"A liberal arts education fosters
creativity and new ideas," Solomon
Solomon said he sees a dichotomy
developing between technical and
social segments of society. The Univer-
sity is discouraging interaction bet-
ween liberal arts students and
engineering students by transferring
the Engineering College to North Cam-
pus, Solomon said.
"With our society becoming in-
creasingly technical with each new
day, it is important that social and
technical individuals come closer
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together, not grow further apart,"
Soloman said. "Separation is
dangerous because groups become
isolated from each other."
Peterson pointed out that most em-
ployers will train graduates to perform
tasks on the job. The 1980s will be a time
when universities and colleges will ex-
pand their continuing education
programs to train people once they
have entered the job market, he said.
The job outlook for Ph.D. graduates
in the arts and humanities will be bleak'
for the next several years, Peterson
"The competition for jobs in these
areas is increasing," he said, "and
universities have to adjust to the fact
that many graduates will not be going
into academic fields."
Shapiro said it is the university's
responsibility to inform students en-
tering these fields about their em-
ployment chances after graduation. He
continued to say, however, that it is not
the University's obligation to direct
students away from entering non-
Although the market for the
humanities and education fields will be
tight over the next several years,
Shapiro predicted that in the late 1980s,
when many older professors will retire,
the job market would loosen up.
Berger agreed with Shapiro's views,
and added that the number of people
entering the teaching field is declining
and there could be a shortage of
qualified professors towards the end of
"There are currently shortages of
teachers in the math, science, and
special education fields, especially on
the secondary and pre-secondary
level," he noted. "We're always getting
calls from schools looking for people to
teach in these areas."
Berger also said universities are
educating undergraduates to be doctors
and lawyers although there is heavy
demand for qualified students in other
fields, such as the public health
professions. Universities have to ex-
pose students to these other fields, said
According to Peterson, acidemicians
who do not find employment at a
university have the option of working
for private research firms and non-
profit organizations. He said univer-
sities have been so successful at
educating scholars that they have not
only created their own competition, but
also provided new employment alter-
natives for their students.
Tomorrow: An examination of
the research and teaching prospects
at universities and colleges in the
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vehicular access and is closer to the
medical sciences buildings than the
east site is. Also, although the
estimates for the two were close, the
development on the north site will be
both less expensive and more energy
efficient than an east site development
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
expressed concern at Thursday's
meeting that requests fromthe Board
are sometimes not met. "What we talk
about here and what actually happens
bear little resemblance to one
another," he said, referring to the
board's previous request that it see a
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Hostage's mother tried visit
Barbara Timm, mother of one of the 50 U.S. hostages in Iran defied
President Carter's ban on travel to Iran and left for Tehran yesterday in an
attempt to see her son.
Timm and her husband Kenneth received visas from the Iranian
Embassy in Paris, flew to Frankfurt, West Germany on a West German
plane and then took off for Tehran without getting off the plane.
In Iran, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr,treacting to Carter's hints that
he might order a blockade or mining of Iranian ports, told Iran's news
agency, "We shall provide the means of resistance." But at the same time,
clashes were reported between Moslem and leftist students in the northern
town of Babolsar, following an ordered crackdown on leftist groups at
Iranian universities by the ruling Revolutionary Council.
Christian nta men kill two
U.N. soldiers in Lebanon
BERIUT, Lebanon-Christian militamen killed two Irish soldiers of
the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon yesterday after seizing five United
Nations representatives and two Associated Press newsmen, a U.N.
Yesterday was the deadline for a demand issued by a leader of the
militiamen-rebel Lebanese army Maj. Saad Haddad-that the villagers in
Tiri kill and hand over the bodies of two Irish U.N. soldiers or pay about
$13,000 blood money to compensate for the deaths of two militiamen fighting
in the village last Saturday.
Lance bank fraud trial ends
ATLANTA-Attorneys for Bert Lance and his three co-defendants made
their closing arguments yesterday and appealed to the federal court jury in
the bank fraud case to acquit all four defendants.
Lance, Richard Carr, and Jack Mullins face charges of misapplication
of bank funds in connection with loans Lance made when president of the
Calhous, Ga. First National Bank and the National Bank of Georgia in
Atlanta. They, and a fourth defendant, Thomas Mitchell, are also charged
with making false statements to banks. There are a total of 19 counts for the
jury to consider, 12 of which charge Lance with a crime. If convicted he
could be sentenced to 54 years in prison and fined up to $60,000.
Trial opens on five former
Dade County police officers
TAMPA, Fla.-Black insuranceman Artur McDuffie was the helpless
victim of a "one-sided war" as policemen reached over each other to pound
him unconscious with clubs and fists, a prosecutor said yesterday in opening
arguments inthe trial of five former Dade County police officers. All five are
According to state attorney George Yoss, officers chased McDuffie
down in a high-speed chase after he ran a stop sign on a motorcycle, then
repeatedly struck him. McDuffie died in a coma four days after the
December 17 incident.
Begin says Israel holding
firm on autonomy issues
TEL AVIV, Israel-Prime Minister Menachem Begin returned Friday
from talks with President Carter in Washington and said Israel's position
was unchanged on the status of Jerusalem, the retention of Israeli control of
security in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River, and limitation of the
powers of a Palestinian autonomous council.
As Begin was flying home, Israeli troops raided a Palestinian guerrilla
base on the Lebanese coast in what was regarded as retaliation for last
week's terrorist attack on Kibbutz Misgav Am that killed three Israelis.
Israel said two of its soldiers were killed in yesterday's attack, but Beirut
reports said as many as 20 Palestinians were killed.
Taiwan convicts dissidents
TAIPEL, Taiwan-A military court yesterday convicted eight promi-
nent dissidents of plotting to overthrow the Chinese Nationalist government
and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from 12 years to life, ending one
of the most celebrated political trials in recent Taiwan history.
The defendants included well-known Taiwanese dissenter Shih Ming-
teh, who received the lone life sentecne; national legislator Huang Hsin-
Chieh; and the island's leading feminist, Lu Hsu-lien.
Louisiana swept by floods
Thunderstorms rolled over the central Gulf Coast yesterday, dumping
new rains on floodswept Louisiana and battering the New Orleans area with
hail the size of golfballs.
The Pearl River was .receeding slightly in Louisiana's St.Tammany
Parish but water continued to slosh through dozens of homes. The flood
damage estimate elsewhere in southeast Louisiana was nearing the $200
million mark. New thunderstorms prompted St. Tammany officials to revise
their estimate of how long it would take for the water to clear. Earlier,
officials predicted the Pearl River would recede substantially during the
weekend, however it is now expected to hold for three to five days.
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heathen rage to get rid of God's Commandments. It ap-
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power and glory with _His Holy Angels, and yet reject,
neglect, or pay but little attention to the Ten Words
delivered to Moses by God Himself, and proclaimed by
His Prophets down through the ages: Thou shalt have no
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