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Ninety-Two Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCII, No. 147

Copyright 1982, ThevMichigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 6, 1982

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Democrats
win two
city counci
positions
Ann Arbor Democrats captured two of three contested seats
on City Council in yesterday's city election, winning in the
First and Third Wards- both heavily populated by students.
In the race of theFifth Ward spot, the Republican incumbent
narrowly defeated her Democrat challenger.
All of the ballot proposals but one - Proposal C, which
called for city funds to renovate the Farmers' Market -
passed. Two of the proposals will sponsor road repairs for
the city, two will give funds to the Michigan Theatre, and one
will allow the city to acquire a public utility.
UNOPPOSED Republican James Blow received 841 votes
in the Second Ward, and Republican Gerald Jernigan, also
unopposed, pulled in 888 votes to win his seat from the Fourth
Ward.
Democrat Larry Hunter (First Ward) overwhelmingly
defeated Republic Jeffrey Gallatin, with a vote of 1,311 to 347.
"I'm ecstatic," Hunter said. "I feel good because it shows
hard work pays off." Hunter said he won because he was
supported by both old and young Democrats, and by students
and others who believe in his past record.
GALLATIN WAS unavailable for comment.
Democrat Raphael Ezekiel, an associate professor of
social psychology at the University, defeated Republican in-
cumbent David Fisher in the Third Ward with a close vote of
1,483 to 1,350.
"We worked really hard," said Ezekiel, the winner of what
is traditionally known as the city's "swing ward." "We
talked good sense, serious issues, and people responded.

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will

tear down
Economies
Building

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DEMOCRAT RAPHAEL Ezekiel (top, right) shakes hands with fellow First Ward Councilmem-
her Lowell Peterson after his victory last night. Larry Hunter (bottom, center) stands with family
members and campaign aides after defeating Republican Jeffrey Gallatin.

By SCOTT STUCKAL
The University yesterday announced
it will raze the charred skeleton of the
Economics Building, gutted by fire last
Christmas Eve.
The building will be leveled because
the University cannot'afford to moder-
nize or maintain it in compliance with
current building standards, according
to John Weidenbach, director of
University Business Operations.
Weidenbach'said he expects demolition
to begin May 5.
"WE COULD restore it, we just don't
want to," he said. Essentially, Weiden-
bach explained, "it's the wrong
economic time" for the University to
undertake such a costly project.
Offices of the Department of
Economics, now located in the old St.
Joseph Hospital, may move either to
Lorch Hall or to the West Engineering
Building, accoding to Department
Chairman Frank Stafford.
Either of the buildings would have to
be renovated to accommodate the
economics department, Stafford gaid,
but the cost in each case would be lower
than the cost of restoring the old
building.
A RESTORED Economics Building
would be short 15,000 square feet of
needed space because of moder-
nizations the University would be
required to make, including handicap-
ped facilities and a fire protection
sprinkler system, he said.
The oldest classroom building on
campus, the Economics Building bur-
ned last Christmas Eve in a fire which
police say was caused by arson. Victor
Arroyo, a former University employee,

is charged with setting the fire.
Architect Robert Darvas, who
studied the building's condition for the
University, said renovations "can be
done, but it wouldn't be cost-efficient."
According to Darvas, however, the
historic value also must be considered.
"How can you find dollars and cents
costs for this building?" he asked.
DARVAS' STUDY found the
building's north bay and east wall in
'very good condition.' The remaining
70 to 80 percent, he said, is damaged to
varying degrees.
University architecture ' Prof.
Kingsley Marsolf said yesterday that
the building "deserved to be saved."
Although he admitted that it would be
too small for the economics depar-
tment, Marsolf pointed out that another
department could have used the
historic structure.
Economics major Rosalyn Dorking, a
junior, said razing the structure "looks
like a good idea. I don't think they need
a new specialized building," she said.
Many economics professors said they
were not surprised by the decision.
"There was no chance to patch it back
together again," said Prof. Saul
Hymans.
The University currently is
negotiating an insurance settlement
with Industrial Risk Insurers for money
to replace the lost building; according
to Robet Winter, assistant director of
Univesity insurance. Although no
figure has been agreed on, Winter said
he expects the University to receive
between $1:5 million and $2 million to
renovate another existing building for
the economics department.

'U'spital funds may be blocked

By LOU FINTOR
Construction of the University's con-
troversial $285 million Replacement
Hospital Project once again faces the
possibility of being halted.
The project's funds recently have
been put in jeopardy due to the State
Building Authority's delay in selling
construction bonds for other state fun-
ded projects. The state must sell the
existing bonds before they can issue
another $140 million in bonds ear-
marked for the University's new
hospital.
WITH THE possibility of these funds

falling through, a new question has
been raised about the hospital's future.
Federal law states that if financial
plans for the hospital project are
altered in any form, the whole program
must come up for review, according to
Terence Carroll, executive director of
the federal health systems agency,
which is based in Detroit. CHPC-SEM is
the federal agency responsible for
reviewing all Michigan health care
projects.
If the hospital's construction is
reviewed once again by CHPC-SEM,
the project might not emerge in a

favorable light, according to Carroll.
"I never felt it (the RHP) was
feasible," Carroll said. "Our persistentf
feeling was that it was too grandiose."
CARROLL added that while he
believed a new University hospital is
needed, the current project is simply
too extravagant.
While the hospital may or may not be
the best in the nation after its construc-
tion, "it will certainly be the most ex-
pensive," Carroll said. He also
questioned whether the project's large
price tag will eventually lead to better
health care.

University Hospital Director Jeptha
Dalston confirmed the possibility of the
project coming up for :eview if state
money falls through, but added that
University planners have not yet given
this option serious consideration.
DALSTON added, however, that
planners are trying to consider all
possibilities for the hospital's future.
University Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff said earlier that the
University would like to avoid the
possibility of another CHPC-SEM
review by quickly finding alternate
See 'U' HOSPITAL, Page 2

CRISP planning:

A long, ha
By DAVID SPAK
CRISP: Computer Registration In-
volving Student Participation.
Although registration for classes in-
volves students, they are'only the final
contributors to a system that is under
constant change.
COURSE numbers, descriptions, and
room numbers are organized far in ad-
vance of the first day of' classes, in
some cases as much as two years
earlier.
Thomas Karunas, associate registrar
for registration, is in charge of the por-
tion of registration students are most
familiar with, that of actually enrolling
students in the various courses offered
throughout the University.
"We are only the end portion of the
registration process," said Karunas,
"but we catch all the hell."
THE FIRST major step in the
registration process is made through
the scheduling office. According to
Alfred Stuart, the director of
scheduling, each school, college, and
department in the University is respon-
sible for submitting updated schedule
information and returning it to the
scheduling office.
Except for LSA, each school also
assigns classroom.space for each cour-

rd haul -
se. The scheduling office assigns
classroom space to LSA courses.
"LSA classroom assignments stay
pretty much the same" for each class
each term, Stuart said, with exceptions
for dropping and adding old and new
courses. He added that professors can
request certain rooms and his office
does its best to honor those requests
when possible, "but some sort of
priority is given for higher level cour-
ses."
ROOM assignments are currently
made without the aid of a computer,
according to Stuart, but he said that
system would soon change. "We'd like
to see all this information put on a com-
puter system," he said. "Right now,.
we're less than a year away from that."
Even though LSA room assignments
are done on paper, Stuart said there are
only about five conflicts per term, but
when they occur, "It's disastrous. I am
amazed we don't get more (conflicts),"
he said.
The course information is collected
and compiled into the University's Data
See REGISTRATION, Page 2

Britain's
Carrington
resigns as
assemble,

yatFrom AP and UPI
LONDON - Foreign Secretary Lord
Carrington resigned yesterday over the
"humiliating affront" of Argentina's
..,i seizure of the Falkland Islands and a
-F ,.British armada sailed to the distant
South Atlantic in a bid to recapture the
crown colony.
The aircraft carriers Hermes and In
: Y - vincible sailed out of Portsmouth,
England to lead the largest war fleet
assembled by Britain in 26 years amid
reports Argentina was feverishly
AP Photo mounting troops on the islands.
ARGENTINA captured the last six
THE LARGEST British war fleet since the 1956 Suez Canal crisis, comprised of about 40 ships, set sail for the Falkland royal Marines on the Falklands Islands
Islands yesterday in an attempt to recapture the islands from the Argentine government. It will take the fleet about two without a fight yesterday and poured in
weeks to travel the 1,800 miles to the Falklands. more troops and weapons to defend
See BRITAIN, Page 2

TODAY
ISMRRD review
NDIVIDUALS concerned about current budget
reviews of the Institute for the Study of Mental
Retardation and Related Disabilities (ISMRRD)
will be given an opportunity to voice their opinions
today. The first of two public comment forums will be held

and Industrial Relations, has a public comment session
scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the
East Conference Room of Rackham.E
Surviving the elements of crime
As a reflection of the growing fear of crime in today's
society, a clothing firm is introducing "the ultimate in sur-
vival clothing"-a line of bullet proof sportswear. Touted as
"protective outwear for today's active lifestyle," the
EMGO U.S.A. premier American line of protective vests

everybody who has the need or psychological thinking to be
protected against natural elements as well as other things
like bullets and knives," he said. The removable protective
panels are capable of stopping a .357-magnum bullet, and
additional panels can also be bought that can make the
packet almost impenetrable to Teflon-coated "killer
bullets" which can pierce most other manufacturer's
bulletproof vests. Norman Karr, executive director of the
men's Fashion Association,.says, "It's a statement about
the times, not about fashion. This is the ultimate in survival
clothing." Q

enough shoes, and they are too weak to "fetch and carry."
" 1933- Room and board rates for the University's sum-
mer session were lowered 25 percent, from $96 to $72.
" 1959- Professor E. Wendell, Hewson of the civil
engineering department insisted that spring fever is an ac-
tual ailment, caused by an increased blood flow from the
warmer weather..
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