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~ The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 23, 1985 - Page 3

Reagan, Senate GOP's
attempt to overcome
budget disagreement

WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Reagan and Senate
Republicans, stalemated over how much money to spend on
the military, decided yesterday to let a smaller "working
group" attempt to settle their differences before the budget
goes to the Senate floor.
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said 11 Republican
senators, including Senate GOP leader Robert Dole (R-
Kansas) and Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici
(R-New Mexico) met with the president and his top aides for
nearly two hours over lunch but did not strike a bargain over
,the differences in their budgets.
THAT DISAGREEMENT threatens to hold up con-
sideration of the budget by the full Senate. Domenici had
wanted to begin consideration next week, but yesterday's
developments make that timetable look increasingly
The GOP-led Senate Budget Committee last week ap-
proved a spending document for fiscal 1986 that slices $57
billion off the anticipated $200 billion-plus deficit. Their
budget allows military spending to rise only with inflation
and eliminates a scheduled cost-of-living increase for Social

Security recipients.
Reagan, on the other hand, wants a 6 percent hike for the
Pentagon over the inflation rate, and refuses to touch Social
Security. He cut or eliminated programs in his budget
proposal that the Senate committee voted to spare.
"AT DOLE'S suggestion, it was decided to appoint a
smaller workinig group to meet as soon as possible to look at
the differences in the budgets and decide which direction we
should go as we move to the floor," Speakes said following
the meeting.
Speakes said Reagan would like the senators to spell out
specifically what military programs would be scrapped or
curtailed by the lower funding level.
"If there's a desire to cut our defense spending, we would
look at them program by program," Speakes said.
Even so, Speakes said, it would "take some convincing'' of
the president to reduce military spending.
Speakes said requesting that the senators spell out
specifically what military programs, or weapons systems,
they would reduce "is not a ploy on our part. It's simply a
better way to look at the budget."

Mary Frances Berry, (standing) a visiting professor from Howard University, speaks at the Political Prisoners of
South Africa Bracelet Presentation Ceremony. Also present, are (from left) Debbie Robinson, ceremony chairperson;
state Senator Lana Pollack; Edward Pierce, Democratic mayoral candidate; and Reverend Mangedwa Nythi, a
Detroit minister.
Localgroup opposes apartheid

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was arrested last year at the age of 72.
At the ceremony in Mosher-Jordan
Bullard, who sponsored the bill in the
Michigan legislature which made it
illegal for public educational in-
stitutions to invest or maintain an in-
vestment in firms operating in South
Africa, praised the bracelet program,
calling it a "very powerful educational
ARRESTED WHILE protesting in
front of the South African Embassy in

Washington, Berry received a bracelet
with Ahmed Kathrada's name. Though
enthusiastic about the concept, she
said, "I hope the time will come when
we can stop wearing them."
Hunter, whose proposal for the
divesture of city investments from
South Africa fell victim to a split
decision by council, said he would for-
m a committee to look into rein-
troducing the plan.
The five Republican council mem-

bers opposed the previous proposal.
Hunter said their "ludicrous arguments
against divesture were really just ex-
Mayoral candidate Pierce stressed
his history of support for civil rights as
he accepted the bracelet with Rudolph
Kadhikwa's name. He pointed out his
vote in favor of the bill calling for
divesture of public held holdings in
South Africa, which he cast in spite of
"considerable pressure from the
University to pigeonhole it."

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waiver tax.
But GEO did not bring the issue to the
bargaining table, this year, Holzka
said, because the union would negotiate
that issue next year when the tax law
The tenative agreement, if passed,
will expire next spring. The short term
contract,rHolzka said, is preferable.
"WE ARE not making long-term
policy, we're making a finite contract,"
she said.
She also noted that the University did
not want to negotiate a longer contract
"because of the changing nature of tax

GEO currently represents about 1,700
teaching and research assistants. Of
that number, 1,200 are union members.'
Because of the union's agency shop
clause, all TAs, regardless of whether
they belong fo the union, must pay a fee'
to GEO.
been a bone of contention between some
TAs and the union in the past, but
Holzka said the benefits GEO secured
for the TAs outweigh the cost of the
union fee.
Administration officials would not
comment on the agreement. The

University's chief negotiator Colleen
Dolan-Greene, said it was contrary to
University policy to release details of a
contract before it was ratified.
The next step for GEO will be to
present the pact to union members. A
meeting is scheduled for this Thursday.
Holzka said the contract had to be
ratified by mid-April, but no specific
date for voting has been set at this time.
While GEO bargaining team members
were reluctant to predict ratification,
Holzka is optimistic. 4
"I see no reason why TAs wouldn't be
excited about the increase in salaries
and tuition waivers," she said.

reach tentative pact

April to see sublet rush, experts say

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slarger than a two bedroom apartment
because you "generally won't find a
large group" of interested renters.
HERMAN said rooms in large units
are going for about $100.
SEfficiencies run about $150 to $175,
one bedroom apartments from $175 to
$250, and two bedroom apartments
between $200 and $300 per month, she
However, prices vary according to
location and extras like laundry
facilities, parking, and garbage
disposals. Most tenants are "willing to
talk," Herman said.
There is an art to negotiating, said
Riumsey, who doesn't want to see
students sell themselves short.
TENANTS should -be able to get
almost all of the original rent for efficiency
cies and one bedroom apartments, but
can expect to cut rent by 30-50 percent
for anything larger than a two bedroom
apartment, said Rumsey.
Another alternative is fraternities
and sororities. According to Rumsey,
single rooms run between $75 and $100
and doubles will be priced at about $75.
These prices do not include meals.
If students are flexible with prices,
persistent with advertising, and willing
to show their units, they have a good
chance of subletting, said Herman.
' SHE encourages students to bring
their ID card to the housing office to get
a'free sublet ad put up in the housing of-
fice's glass case - ads must be
.enewed every three weeks. Putting up
fliers around campus is also a good
idea, she said.

Even if you're flooded with calls from
likely leasers, "choose people wisely,"
Rum sey added.
Herman added that tenants who are
staying often don't get along with new
tenants and its important to meet them
before you sign anything.
ONCE YOU find suitable tenants,
you're not through yet. Get previous
landlord references if you can, said
Eric Lipson, staff attorney at student
legal services, added that it's impor-
tant to "check the references of sublet-
ters and try to know them if possible."
Tenants planning to sublet should
also collect a security deposit and pick
up an inventory check list from the
housing office, said Herman.
SECURITY deposits are important to
cover any potential losses, damages, or
unpaid utilities, she added.
And then there's the new clock on the
wall, or that fancy electric can opener
that strangely disappears when you*
come back at the end of summer. Her-
man says her rule of thumb is "if it
can't be replaced, don't leave it there."
Even though your house in Ann Arbor
may be the farthest thing from your
mind when you're at the beach this
summer, Herman says it's important to
contact your landlord periodically, or
whomever is in charge, to make sure
the subletter is paying the rent.
Herman also said it's a good idea to
furnish subletters with a copy of the
original lease.

A MAJOR problem is either the sub-
tenant or primary tenzfnt does not live
up to their responsibilities, said Lipson.
The best solution is to "document the
problem," Lipson said. He specified
writing letters and keeping copies of
them, and if ther's no furniture or a hole
in the wall, take a picture of it. He also
suggests keeping track of the tem-
perature if there are problems with the
"Any promises your landlord makes,
get them in writing.. . the best place is
on the lease with the tenants initialling
it," said Lipson.
An alternative to a sublease is an
assignment agreement, whereby the
tenant assigns all responsibility to the
subtenant with the permission of the
landlord, said Lipson.
This means the landlord, rather than
the primary tenant, has to pay for any
damamges or rent of the subtenant,
which is the reason many landlords are
hesitant to use an assigned lease
agreement, said Lipson.
A fact that many students overlook,
he added, is to put all utilities and
phones in the new subtenant's name.
Although subletting is often, if not
always, frustrating, Rumsey warns
against giving up like most people do.
The season is still early, and the big
rush is usually during the second week
of April.

Med Tech program faces elimination

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is still very important."
Judy. Ozbolt, chairman of the com-
mittee that reviewed the program, said
the fact that it was not research orien-
ted was discussed but later dismissed
as not the purpose of the program.
WARD SAID there are "not enough
highly qualified applicants to maintain
the program size." He continued to
point out changes in the market place
that account for the decrease in
demand for the training. "Hospitals are
turning to less highly skilled, trained
individuals because of cost."
There are twenty-five to thirty
similar programs in Southeast
Michigan. Only a few of these are
degree-granting programs such as at
There is little doubt about the high
quality of the 30-year-old program. "We
consider ourselves the best in the state.
It's been said we have the reputation as
one of the top programs in the coun-
try," said Gluck.
THE NEXT step is an open forum
scheduled for Monday in the Kuenzel
Room in the Michigan Union at 7:30.
Those concerned with the issue may
speak before the Executive Committee
of the Medical School.
Many feel the decision to discontinue

the program has already been madeand
the hearing has little meaning. "Per-
sonally I don't think much can be done
at this stage, it (the hearing) is one of
those things to let people blow off
steam," said Medical Technology
program senior Michael Dupuis.
Ward called it "the usual University
forum for discussion and comments,
part of the required process.'
Gluck's response on whether the

issue was decided was "I suspect it'is. I
think that as a program we don't have
any power to keep this from happening.
I'm an eternal optimist. I keep thinking
maybe something will come up."
Reactions from the students of the
program reflected sadness and disap-
pointment. "Kind of like having the rug
pulled out from under' you," said

Canterbury House is sponsoring a Liberation Eucharist, a vigil for Oscar
Romero and the Martyrs of Central America, at 5 p.m., in 218 N. Division
Hill St-Diner, 7:45 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
AAFC-Apocalypse Now, 6:30 p.m., L'Argent, 7 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
C2-Raiders of the Lost Ark, 7 p.m., MLB 3.
Alt. Act.-Harry and Tonto, 7 p.m., MLB 4.
U-Club-All Screwed Up, 7:10 p.m., U-Club.
Ark-Ferron, 7:30 p.m., 637 S. Main.
School of Music-Japanese Music Concert, "Mythical Musical Animals",
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium ; Recitals, Jill Christenson, piano, 2 p.m., Todd
Camburn, piano, 4 p.m., trumpet students, 6 p.m., Kelley Posey, flute, 8
p.m., Recital Hall.
+ Armenian Students' Cultural Association-Hye Hop with the Johnites, 8
t p.m., 414 N. Main St.
1 Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club-2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.

A talk by Russell Roberts
Assistant Professor of Economics and
Political Science at the University of Rochester.
4:00 P.M.
Sponsored by Jewish Organization of Business Students
and Jewish Law Students' Union


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