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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 10, 1980-Page 3
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City teachers
resume talks

By JULIE BROWN
Striking Ann Arbor school teachers
returned to the bargaining table
yesterday afternoon as contract talks
resumed in the eight-day old dispute.
Ann Arbor Board of Education
President Wendy Barhydt reported late
last night that negotiations were still
being held. "There's been no indication
anyone's going to quit tonight," she ad-
ded.
ACCORDING TO Barhydt,
negotiators for the school board and the
Ann Arbor Education Association
discussed two non-salary issues-con-
tract language of teacher qualifications
in layoff decisions and assignment of
homerooms to intermediate school
teachers-yesterday. Discussion of
salary had not begun as of last night,
she added.
"Any meeting is good news, but I
don't want to be overly hopeful,"
teachers' association spokesman Dan
Burroughs said at 10:25 last night.
According to Assistant Superinten-
dent of Schools Robert Moseley, mem-
bers of the negotiating teams for the
teachers' association and the school
board began yesterday's negotiating
session-the first since Friday
evening-at 2 p.m. The decision to
resume negotiations was made through
lea series of phone calls Monday after-
noon; Moseley said.
"I'M HOPEFUL, but I wouldn't bet
on it," Moseley said yesterday after-

noon, assessing the likelihood of an
immediate settlement.
MEMBERS OF the teachers'
association voted, by a 4-to-1 margin on
Tuesday, Sept. 2, to stay off the job. The
primary reason for the strike has been
differing salary package offers, but
teachers have also expressed concern
over elementary school classroom size,
racial composition of the system's
staff, involuntary teacher transfer,
layoff procedures, and the assignment
of homerooms to intermediate school
teachers.
Both sides met last Friday with a
mediator from the Michigan Em-
ployment Relations Commission.
Friday morning, the teachers'
association submitted a proposal ad-
dressing three non-salary issues: racial
composition of the staff, elementary
classroom size, and involuntary
teacher transfer. The school board
responded verbally that it essen-
tially agreed on those issues, but in-
dicated that negotiations on salary
must continue.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, the
teachers' association proposed that the
dispute be settled by binding ar-
bitration. School board members met
Saturday and decided that binding ar-
bitration was not acceptable, claiming
that it would be an abrogation of their
responsibility as elected officials, and
that an outside arbitrator would have
little interest in or familiarity with Ann
Arbor.

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Ware house burns

Two Boston Fire Department boats work to douse the blaze of a burning
abandoned warehouse in the Charlestown section of Boston. No injuries were

reported as 110 firefighters fought to bring the early Monday night fire under
control.

I

City to receive aid for

July storm damage

By ELAINE RIDEOUT
' A day after President Jimmy Carter
declared 10 Michigan counties, in-
cluding Washtenaw County, eligible for
federal disaster aid, Mayor Lou
Belcher said yesterday city officials"
have received no notification regarding
how much the city would receive to
defray costs incurred by July's severe
thunderstorms.
Belcher said the federal aid would be
allocated from a $17 million fund
Savailable through the Federal
Emergency Management Agency. "I
don't know what portion of the $17
million will be ours but it could amount

to several hundred thousand dollars,"
Belcher said.
THE MAYOR estimated the July
storm caused about $500,000 of damage,
in the Ann Arbor vicinity.
Belcher said that if the federal
emergency agency follows the usual
procedures, the city as well as all local
units including county government,
school systems, and the University will
be eligible for as much as total reim-
bursement..
John Weidenbach, University Direc-
tor of Business Operations, said that if
the University can recover some of the
storm-related expenses, "that's good

news." Weidenbach said the University
sustained approximately $150,000 worth
of damage to University buildings and
grounds.
NEWS OF THE federal decision to
provide Michigan with disaster relief
came only 39 days after federal officials
denied Michigan the storm aid because
they were not convinced the damage
could not be handled locally.
Belcher said he could only speculate
on the- policy reversal. "It's getting
close to election time and Michigan has
proven to be a key state," he said. "I
imagine he (Carter) didn't want to rile
the people of this state."

CITY ADMINISTRATOR Terry Sp-
renkel said the city is likely to receive
further funding from state emergency
services in Lansing. He said the city
will ask for $390,000 from the state
disaster contingency fund. City Council
approved the application at its Monday
night session.
According to Belcher, low interest

federal loans have been available for
almpst a month to farmers,
businessmen, and homeowners hard hit
by the thunderstorms. Individuals can
receive loans at a 3%/ per cent interest
rate payable over a seven year period.
Interest rates for businesses are ap-
proximately 8 per'cent, Belcher said.

18-year-old charged n
campus-area sexual assault
for next Wednesday in the 15th District

An 18-year-old Ann Arbor man was
charged yesterday with second degree
sexual conduct in the assault of a 19-
year-old Ann Arbor woman.
Police said Matthew Smith was,
arrested at an apartment in the 100
block of North Thayer Street several
hours after the incident Monday night.
The victim said she was walking
Monday afternoon when she noticed a
man following her., She said he
threatened her with a six-inch hunting
knife and forced her into the Thayer
Street apartment approximately two

blocks from campus. The man
allegedly assaulted the woman there,
although no penetration was reported.
The woman was released about a half
hour later.
THE VICTIM then went to the police
station before being directed to Univer-
sity hospital.
Police said they found several pieces
of evidence, including a hunting knife
and pieces of the victim's clothing, at
the apartment.
A pre-trial examination is scheduled

Court.

HAPPENINGS
FILMS
Ann Arbor Film Cooperative-Manhattan, 7, 8:40, 10:20 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall.
Cinema Guild-Our Hospitality and Sherlock Jr., 7, 9:15 p.m., Old Arch.
Aud.
Cinema I--The Trial, 7, 9p.m., MLB 3.
MEETINGS
U-M Lacrosse Club-Fall organizational meeting for old and new mem-
bers, 7 p.m., 2230 CCRB3.
U-M Amateur Radio Club-General organizational meeting-everyone
invited, 7:30 p.m., Conference Room B, Michigan Union.
UAC Open House-All day, main lounge, Union.
LSA Student Government-Everyone welcome, 6:15 p.m., MSA Cham-
bers, 3909 Michigan Union.
U Residence Hall Council-Open to public, 9 p.m., MSA Chambers,
Union.
Commission For Women-12 p.m., LSA Bldg.
Stilyagi Air Corps (science fiction club)-8 p.m., Union Conference rooms.
PERFORMANCES
U-M School of Music-Voice Recital, Nancy Pitt, MM soprano, 8
p.m., Rec. Hall 8.
U-M Taekwondo Club-Demonstration, Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
The Ark Coffee house-Amateur Night, 9p.m.
SPEAKERS
Dept. of Chemistry-Ms. Jeanne Haushalter. "Laser Spectroscopy of
Biological Molecules," 4 p.m., Rm. 1200, Chem. Bldg.
UAC View Point Lectures-Steven Yip, 7:30 p.m., Union Assembly
Hall.
Dept. of Chemistry--Paul Finke, "The Synthesis of Daunomycinone.
Via Directed Diels-Alder Reactions," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
MISCELLANEOUS
Taubman Medical Library-Tours originate outside lobby, 30-minute
tours hourly 10-3 p.m.

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