By GEORGEA KOVANIS
There is no reason to be overly con-
cerned about the possibility of asbestos
being among the debris found in the
unoccupied wing of Lorch Hall, accor-
ding to an inspector from the state's oc-
cupational health and safety office.
The inspector visited Lorch Hall
Tuesday and said he found piles of dust,
plaster, and sawdust in the portion of
the building, which is under construc-
WHILE IT is possible that these
matericals contain asbestos, he said it
is not likely. Further tests will be
scheduled to determine whether
asbestos is present.
"People tend to overreact," he said.
However, he added, "It's better to be
safe than sorry."
'The inspector, who refused to be iden-
tified, said he will conduct more tests
when he returns to campus next week.
GARY MONROE, of the University's
occupational safety office said he is not
concerned since the debris was found in
the unoccupied wing.
- "If it comes inside the (occupied)
area, that's when the red flag goes up,"
Some of the inspector's tests will be
done in the occupied area because the
construction workers are scheduled to
remove more asbestos this weekend.
THE UNIVERSITY had originally
decided to remove all of the asbestos
during the holiday break. However,
the workers found out that the removal
job was more complicated than they
first thought, Monroe said.
The levels of asbestos in the air after
the winter break removal were well
within the maximum amounts allowed
by law, Monroe said.
His office will have test results on the
levels of asbestos in the air after this
weekend's removal by mid-morning
*At least one Lorch Hall employee,
Adrienne Garcia of the Center for
Afroamerican and African Studies, said
she will not return to work Monday
unless the tests show that the amount of
asbestos in the air is well below the
maximum amount allowed.
The state inspector's visit was prom-
pted by complaints filed by University
employees whose offices are in Lorch.
They objected to asbestos removal
which took place last term. The em-
ployees said they were not told about
the removal or that there were low
levels of asbestos in the air.
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 10, 1985 --Page 3
Depts. may merge
Bookrush? What bookrush? Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Oblivious to the campus bookstore madness, Fred King (left) and David's Books employee Ed Koster spend a few
relaxing moments over chess yesterday. King, a math tutor and student teacher, spends much of his free time at the
Reagan approves of Geneva results
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan has chosen Energy Secretary
Donald Hodel to head the Interior
Department and wants to merge the
two Cabinet agencies, administration
sources said yesterday.
White House personnel director John
Herrington is "the only name on the
list" to succeed Hodel at Energy until a
merger can take place, but the
president has not yet decided to submit
Herrington's name to the Senate for
confirmation, one source said.
HODEL, 49, a former utility
executive and undersecretary at In-
terior for the controversial James
Watt, would succeed William Clark,
who announced last week that he would
return to his California ranch in March.
The reports about Hodel's pending
move followed by a day the announ-
cement that another Cabinet officer,
Treasury Secretary Donald Regan
would switch jobs with White House
chief of staff James Baker III.
Interior spokesmen, who on Tuesday
said a new secretary could be announ-
ced yesterday, told reporters early
yesterday not to expect an announ-
cement during the day. Another source,
however, said an announcement could
comd at any time.
REAGAN, according to an Interior
official who, like the other sources,
spoke only on condition he not be iden-
tified, would try to sell Congress on a
departmental merger with the
argument that it could reduce the
Herrington, a lawyer from Walnut
Creek, Calif., who was an advance man
for Reagan in the 1980 campaign, is a
political specialist who has no
background in energy matters. He
would be charged with "political
leadership ... making sure that nobody
over there tries to thwart this thing,"
the official said.
In the 1980 campaign, Reagan urged
abolition of the Energy Department.
But in 1982, congressional leaders were
not convinced that the president's
atempt to join the Energy and Com-
merce departments offered any budget
savings, and the idea.died.
THE ENERGY Department was put
into the Cabinet in 1977 to take over
nuclear weapons manufacturing of the
old Atomic Energy Commission; the
research, statistical and regulatory
jobs of the old Federal Energy Ad-
ministration; and the power-marketing
agencies of the Interior Department;
which sold electricity generated by dams
owned - and still owned - by In-
terior's Bureau of Reclamation.
As undersecretary, Hodel played a
a long flight home, arrived at the White
House in the early afternoon to brief
As the two walked from the West
wing to the residence of the white
House, accompanied by Vice President
George Bush, Reagan was asked his
reaction to the outcome of the talks.
"Extremely well satisfied," he replied.
'A JOB well done?" a reporter
"Yes," Reagan answered em-
"We got what we wanted," said one
official, who insisted the new
negotiations agreed upon in Geneva
follow the thrust of a Reagan poposal
last September for "umbrella" talks
on arms control.
THE OFFICIAL described Reagan as
"very proud" of the outcome. "We got
what we went for - three sets of talks
on medium-range and strategic
weapons, as well as defensive systems
and weapons in space," he said.
key role in former Secretary Watt's
tempts to step up energy exploration
and development through resumption
of coal leasing on a large scale and
greatly expanded offshore oil leasing.
This prompted criticism of Hodel
from environmentalists, who were
strongly opposed to Watt's policies.
But at the same time, department of-
ficials say Hodel often played the role of
peacemaker, path-smoother, damage
control officer, and moderator for the
At Energy, Hodel has pursued a mix
of free-market policies, strongly em-
phasizing nuclear power while at the
same time preserving conservation
programs and subsidies from complete
The reaction of environmental groups
to news of Hodel's selection was
generally muted but unfavorable.
The resumption of negotiations on in-
termediate-range missiles, broken off
by the Soviets in November 1983, and
strategic arms, halted in December
1983, was the top American priority in
To achieve this principal goal, the
United States agreed to place space
weapons, including Reagan's much-
debated "Star Wars" missile defense
program, on the bargaining table,
along with anti-satellite and ground-
based anti-missile systems in which the
Soviets are said by U. S. officials to hold
a distinct advantage.
SHULTZ AGREED to put Star Wars
on the table for discussions along with
Soviet defense facilities. Negotiations
over offensive weapons will be held
separately - long-range missiles by
one group of negotiators, intermediate-
range by another.
Shultz and other administration
policymakers have virtually ruled out
any deal that would restrict the search
for a foolproof defense against Soviet
"We don't believe in bargaining
chips," Shultz said after announcing
the new negotiating process in Geneva
on Tuesday night. The Soviets have
made it just as clear they intend to
focus on Star Wars as a dangerous step
towards the militarization of space.
"A certain step has been made in
establishing a dialogue between our two
countries....The Soviet Union is
prepared to go its part of the road. I
should like to express the hope that the
United States will do the same,''
He noted that Soviet-U.S. relations
had "received due attention during all
conversations" with Shultz, which
lasted more than 14 hours in four
sessions Monday and Tuesday.
Gromyko said"the entire world knows
well that the situation in the world as a
whole largely depends on the state of
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George Houchens of Software Service
Corporation of Ann Arbor said the
"computer science program at The
University of Michigan is best known
for its system programmers."
"They (system programmers) are
* very hard to find...When you need
them, you need them like crazy. If
you're a good systems programmer you
can go anywhere and find a job."
Mike Willens, President of Com-
puterized Office Services, Inc. of Ann
Arbor, said he has 15 open spaces for
software engineers that his firm is
desperately trying to fill.
Being in this part of the state is an aid
to the graduates of the University, ac-
cording to Jeanne 'Merlanti, president
of Personnel Systems/Arbor Tem-
poraries. "Because of the high-tech
development there is more opportunity
here in this part of Michigan than
other parts of the state," she said.
Merlanti does not believe that the
demand for computer programmers
and other computer specialists will fall
because more firms are expanding into
The University's wrestling team grapples with Lehigh University tonight
at 7:30 p.m. in Crisler Arena.
Ann Arbor Film Cooperative-Midnight Cowboy, 7 p.m., Little Big Man, 9
p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Cinema Guild-Singing in the Rain, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema II-Blade Runner, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Physics-Prof. H. Richard Crane, "Elements of Physics," Society of
Physics Students, 7 p.m., 2038 Randall Lab.
Anxiety Disorders Support Group-7:30 p.m., 3rd floor Conference Rm.,
Children's Psychiatric Hospital.
Medical Bible Study-12:30 p.m., Chapel, 8th floor Main Hospital.
Baptist Student Union Bible Study-7 p.m., Rm. D, Michigan League.
Agape Christian Fellowship Bible Study-6:30 p.m., South Quad Minority
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Michigan League.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Bible Study-noon, 220 W. Engineering
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners 7 p.m., intermediate 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood.
Business Seminar-"How to be an Effective Sales Manager," call 763-1000
for more information.
If you're a--gf'at"ating foreign language major who's looking for an
opportunity to apply your proficiency in a major league, highly professional
work environment, you owe it to yourself to consider the National Security
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assignments involving translation, transcription, and analysis/reporting
that contribute to the production of vital foreign intellegence information.
You can count on receiving advanced training in your primary language(s)
along with many years of continued professional growth. There are
opportunities to travel and to enjoy the numerous cultural, recreational and
educational advantages of being home-based in one of the most exciting
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If you are proficient in a Slavic, Near Eastern orAsian language, the National
Security Agency offers you unparalleled career opportunity.
Salaries at NSA start at $17,138 for those who have earned a BA degree.
Moreover, you will have all the additional benefits of federal employment.
United States citizenship is required for all NSA career positions.
So don't compromise your talent.
Translate your language skill into something much more by scheduling an
interview with the National Security Agency through your college placement
office. If that is not possible, you may write the National Security Agency,
Attention: M322, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755.
On Campus Recruiting:
January 29 (Engineering) sE Rp%
January 30 (Liberal Arts)