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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 3, 1985 - Page 3
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City gov't to remain in city bi

By STEPHEN GREGORY
Ann Arbor city government isn't
going to budge.
City Council last night effectively
struck down Washtenaw County's
proposal that Ann Arbor government
move from city hall to another
facility.
The county government wanted to
move into city hall, a bigger and more
prestigious facility than the gover-
nment's current home in the county
building. In turn, the county wanted
city government to transfer to a
proposed city-county building.
THE REASON for both relocations
was to ease the two goverment's lack
of office space in their current
facilities.
With the passing of a resolution
outlining a pllan to solve the city's
space problems, the council officially
rejected the county's proposal said
City Administrator Godfrey Collins.
Councilman Larry Hunter (D-
Second Ward) expressed his dismay
at the lack of parking for citizens at
city hall. "It's overflowing into the
neighborhood areas," said Hunger.
"We've got to do something."
THE CITY resolution calls for the
creation of a five block government
zone downtown for the construction of
future county and city government
buildings.

It also calls on the City Ad-
ministrator with the assistance of the
City Space Needs Committee to seek
out architectural firms to develop a
number of plans to solve the city's
space and parking problems.
Fifth ward councilmember Doris
Preston said of the resolution, "I'd
hate to think in any way we were tied
to those steps." She would like to see
changes in city hall that would be
"aesthetically very pleasing and fun-
ctional."
ALTHOUGH she supported the
resolution, she regretted that the city
did not "pursue sharing space with
the county."
"It would mean a lot to the citizens
of Ann Arbor financially and service-
wise," Preston said.
Councilmember Kathy Edgren (D-
Fifth Ward) also regretted that the
city did not proceed jointly with the
county in resolving both governments
lack of space, but voted for the
resolution as well. "There is a
tremendous need for more space and
we've got to get moving," Edgren
said.
Third ward councilmember Jeanet-
te Middleton offered reasons for the
council's decision to reject the
proposal. "There were large
discrepancies inthedamount of space
that city hall needed and what the

county needed." The councilmember
cited the city's need for 34,000 square
feet of space as opposed to the coun-
ty's need for 100,000 to 200,000 square
feet. She said, "With that kind of
discrepancy, the city would not
receive any benefits (from a move)."
The cost of moving the city gover-
nment would not be worth the in-
crease in space, according to Mid-
dleton. She also felt that trying to
coordinate the separate governments
would be extremely difficult.
The City Council also passed a

resolution that would change the
name of Nichols Drive from the inter-
section of Fuller Road and West .nd
East Medical Campus drives toAst
Medical Center Drive. .
The Council also considered a
memorandum from the Human
Rights Commission establishing ~Mr-
tin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday asan
official city holiday. Councilmener
Middleton said that the council, was
going to consider the cost of creating
the holiday before it will vote it.

Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Big chill
LSA freshmen Molly McPherson and Karen Schumann bundle up in the
bitter cold yesterday while walking down State Street. Temperatures
today should rise slightly to the mid-20s.

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who share a common commitment to service. This service is ex-
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blindness in Nepal and Southern India.
Admission is $8.00. Tickets available at door of Michigan Union
and all Ticket World Outlets.

'U' economist seeks congressional office

(Continued from Page 1)
ved as chairman of the South Central
Michigan Economic Development
Committee, which was formed to use
academic studies to persuade firms to
locate in Michigan. The committee
produced a feasibility study of
building the General Motors Saturn
plant in Jackson, as well as a report
encouraging Mazda to locate in the
area.
It is an analytical approach to
solving problems that Grimes hopes
to bring to Capitol Hill. "I hope to
convince (voters) that there will be
times when, the analytical approach
will be better."
GRIMES said he "always had an in-
terest in following what was going
on." He started working for a few
local politicians in the 1982 cam-
paigns, and then worked for Hart in
'84. He says his initial interest in
politics was sparked by a concern
over the economy and a general
misunderstanding of the dynamics of
economics among politicians.
Grimes says he was attracted to the
Hart campaign partly because he
agreed with much of Hart's economic
approach, particularly toward job
training and other labor-related
programs. But Grimes believes that
"Hart is a little bit too hard on the
trade issues," and that workers in

steel and auto industries need some
form of temporary economic relief.
Grimes says his '84 election effort
came about almost accidentally. "It
came up totally out of the blue. I
didn't expect to run. I expectged
somebody somewhere to talk me out
of it. Nobody did, so I ran."
GRIMES admits that taking on
Pursell, a ten-year representative in
this marginally Republican district,
will be a tough battle. But spouting his
academic jargon, he adds that his
chances might be better than one
would assume.
"I'm convinced that we will run a
very good campaign. It will be close,
but politics is great random
probability. It's not something I would
try to determine in terms of outcome.
It will be a good campaign and it will
be close."
In 1984, Grimes entered the race
late and spent a paltry $4,000,much of
which came from his own pocket. This
year Grimes and S't einberg expect
to have a budget close to $1 million, a
strong staff organization, and an ad-
vertising campaign.
"The political climate is also better
this year.. . . In '84 Reagan was at the
top of the (Republican) ticket. It's
hard to run against a ticket with him
at the top - he's very popular. This
time Blanchard will be at the top of
the (state Democratic) ticket,"

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Grimes' campaign manager, Eric
Steinberg, added.
"UNLIKE many people who enter
and lose their first time, (Grimes) has
kept his hand in. He has gained
staturesand respect with thegparty
because of that," said Sheila Cum-
berworth, chair of the Washtenaw
County Democratic Party.
Grimes' views on other issues also
reflect his background in economics.
He supports funding for education, for
instance, not out of idealism but
because better educated children are
"one of the best ways to promote
economics growth."
Though Grimes stresses that he
believes in a strong defense, he would
dump Strategic Defense Initiative
research and funding for theMX
missile because he thinks those
weapons are destabilizing.
Grimes says "Economics effects
my thought processes. My view is that
we minimize the chances of war and
increase stability by improving
relations. I applaud Reagan's efforts
in Geneva."
Before committing himself to a life
of politics, Grimes prefers to see how
effective he can be as a congressman.

if elected. He says he'll return to
academics if he flops as a politician.
"I like the academic world.. . I just
think I might be able to change
something in Congress."
Former Daily staff writer Lena
Hernandez contributed to this
story.

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-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
Acoustic guitarist Kitty Donohoe travels from Lansing to perform on
campus tonight. Her show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Ark.
Films
Cinema Guild - Day for Night, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Performances
School of Music -- Recital, Clarinet, Robert Riseling, 8 p.m., Recital
Hall.
Speakers
Geology - Turner/Conoco Distinguished lecture, Nikolas I. Christen-
sen, "The Samail Ophiolite, Oman: A Seismic Model for the Oceanic
Crust and Upper Mantle," 4 p.m., room 2501, CC Little Bldg.
International Center/Ecumenical Campus Center - noon, 603 E.
Madison.
Marketing/Production & Operations Management Clubs - W. L.
Barry, "Careers in General Management at American Cynamid Co.,"
4:30 p.m., Michigan room.
Rudolph Steiner Institute - E. Katz, "The archangels Michael and
Gabriel," 8p.m.
Science Research Club - Jerome Smith, "Program and Activities of
the Industrial Technology Institute;" Gerald P. Hoge, "Medical History
of Spanish Hapsburgs (1516-1700)," 7:30 p.m., Chrysler Center.
Undergraduate Law School - Allan Stillwagon, Law School Dean of
Admissions, 7:00 p.m., Anderson room, Union.
Meetings
Gay Liberation - Action Against AIDS, 7 p.m., main floor, League.
Miscellaneous
HRD - Workshops, "Time Management as a Stress Management
Technique for Office Statt," 8:30 a.m.; "Orienting Your New Employees,"
1 p.m.
Near East and North African Studies - Sallah, noon, Viewing room,
MLB.
Printing Services - Seminar, "How to Order Printing," 1 p.m., 1919
Green Rd.
The Video Yearbook - M in Motion, 8 a.m., MLB.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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