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Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom


Vol. XCVII- No. 62

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, December 2, 1986

Eight Pages

pickete to
More than 200 registered nurses
picketed outside the North Ingalls
Building and Mott Women's and
Children's Hospitals yesterday in an
effort to speed up four-month-old
contract negotiations with the
The nurses are not striking.
They held an "informational picket"
to alert hospital adminstrators to
what they called their "non-
economic" concerns: promotion
and transfer qualifications,
representation on nursing policy
committees, layoff and recall
policies, equal access to
employment health programs, and a
policy forbidding hiring temporary,
employees for nursing positions,.
The nurses, picketing during
their off-hours, toted signs and
walked quietly in a circle, breaking
See 'U', Page 2




Role in arms deal
to be investigated

Daily Photo by PETER ROSS
Registered nurses from University Hospital picket yesterday in front of Mott Women's Hospital in an effort to
resolve contractural disputes.

Old hospital may be torn down

President Reagan ordered his
National Security Council staff
yesterday not to conduct diplomatic,
military or intelligence operations
while a review board investigates
the agency's role in the secret sate
of arms to Iran and the diversion of
profits to Nicaraguan rebels.
Asserting that "I want all the
facts to come out, " the president
also said he would welcome
appointment of a special prosecutor
if recommended by the Justice
Department to investigate possible
And he reiterated that he had
known nothing about the secret
transfer of up to $30 million to the
Nicaraguan rebels, known as the
Contras. In a statement to his press
spokesman in response to questions
from reporters, Reagan said: "You
can tell them flat out that I had no
knowledge whatsoever of it until
(Attorney General) Ed Meese briefed
me on it Monday afternoon" -
Nov. 24.
Gripped in the gravest crisis of
his administration, Reagan met
with a three-member review board
headed by former Sen. John Tower
(R - Tex.) he charged with the
task of investigating NSC staff

Plans for the old University Hospital
building threaten to flatten the structure into a
parking lot sometime next year.
Following completion of the new University
Hospital earlier this year, University officials
discussed converting the building - also called
"Old Main" - into clinical and lab facilities, a
hotel, office space, a shopping center, or a
student dormitory.
BUT A MAP in the University's 10 -
year plan for medical campus expansion,
written in 1980, shows a blank spot where the
old building now stands, according to James
Brinkerhoff, University vice president and chief
financial officer. He said demolition of the

building is a distinct possibility because its
location is perfect for new hospital expansion.
Brinkerhoff said the Board of Regents will
decide the Old Main's fate sometime next year.
Regent Dean Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said he has
always encouraged seeking alternative uses for
the building, rather than demolishing it.
The building is currently empty except for a
set of labs and a few other areas which will be
used until next fall, he said. The structure
cannot be used for patient care because of the
new hospital contract forbids it.
Fred Mayer, assistant director of capital
planning and University planner, said the
hospital is now being evacuated gradually but
will continue to employ workers until late next

Hospital officials estimate demolition would
cost about $3 million, while maintenance of
the empty, 700,000-square feet building could
cost more than $2 million each year.
The old building's structural difficulties
provided part of the reason for building the new
hospital. The hospital, built in the 1920's, is
rundown and lacks air conditioning. It needs
new windows and electrical repairs, and its
floors cannot support the heavy, modern
medical equipment.
In the past, some hospital officials have said
partial demoliti-n of Old Main was the most
feasible alternative because each of the
building's wings is maintained independently.

smelling the Roses


Bowl ticket sales are steady

Meanwhile, the Senate Intelli -
gence Committee went behind
closed doors to begin its own in -
vestigation of the Iran-Contra affair.
A committee member, Sen.
Thomas Eagleton (D - Mo.), said
former national security advisor
Robert McFarlane testified under
oath during the afternoon. Earlier,
the panel's incoming chairman,
Sen. David Boren (D - Okla.) told
reporters, "I have not been surprised
so far by what I've heard" from
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said the administration
"has raised no objection" to key
figures in the case testifying before
Congress. However, he said
information that constitutes advice
to the president "could come under
the claim of executive privilege"
and might be withheld.
White House and congressional
leaders debated a proposal from
.Senate Leader Bob Dole (R -
Kansas) for the president to call
Congress back to town to form a
Watergate-style investigative com -
Reagan said the idea was "under
discussion and there's been no
decision yet, But we want to work
with the Congress."
CIA skips
A Central Intellegence Agency
official yesterday said that CIA
recruiters have not visited the
University in more than a year
because of an "oversight."
William Andrews, the CIA's
regional personnel director, said he
neglected to recruit University
students this fall because he is
unfamiliar with Midwestern
cfimpuses. Andrews said he assumed
his post in July, and is still
learning the job.
But CIA this fall recruiters
interviewed students at every other
Big Ten university, including
Michigan State University.
Andrews denied that campus
protests that have marked CIA
recuitment here in recent years were
a factor. When recruiters last visited
the University in October 1985, 26
protesters were arrested over two
days. Recruiters successfully
interviewed : all 20 students
But in October 1984, recruiters
were forced to postpone interviews
after protesters disrupted a CIA
presentation and chased recruiters
See 'OVERSIGHT,' Page 2

Rose Bowl fever returned to the
University yesterday as students,
faculty, and staff lined up at the
athletic ticket office for tickets to
the Jan. 1 game between the
Wolverines (10-1, ranked fourth by
AP) and Arizona State (9-1-1,
ranked seventh).
By 2 p.m., more than 2000
tickets were sold. An estimated
3500 were gone by closing time.
Despite the heavy sales, the average

wait in line was only 20 minutes.
Ticket department officials said
there should be plenty of tickets
available through Wednesday, the
final day of sales at the athletic
department. The office will be open
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and
tomorrow. Tickets are $37.
Michigan has 21,000 tickets and
the athletic department is making
sure the tickets stay in the hands of
Michigan people. A University I.D.
and a picture I.D. are required at

purchase time and at pickup time in
Los Angeles (Sports Arena,
Exposition Park) on Jan. 31.
Ticket purchasers must also
match signatures on the application.
One group ixot thinking about
the trip to Pasadena is, oddly
enough, the football team. Bo
Schembechler's crew is readying for
their trip to Hawaii Thursday to
meet the 7-4 Rainbow Warriors.
The game will be televised at 8
p.m. on ESPN.

City discusses domestic abuse

The Ann Arbor City Council
considered an ordinance last night
which would amend the city code,
naking it mandatory to arrest a
person for commiting an act of
domestic violence, such as
assaulting a spouse.
The ordinance was passed on
first reading and will come back to
the council for a final reading in
two weeks after councilmembers
gather more information. They
predicted it will pass again and
become law.
Domestic violence includes
assaulting a spouse, former spouse;
or any other residents of a home,
such as children. Although the

language of the ordinance does not
specify gender, it is aimed at
women who are battered by their
"There is evidence to show that
arrests curb repeated violence and
protect women," said Kathy Edgren
(D-Fifth Ward), who sponsored the
' City councilmembers supported
the ordinance because they see
domestic violence as a serious
crime in Ann Arbor that has
received insufficient police
But Ann Arbor Mayor Ed Pierce,
who supported the ordinance, said
that although the ordinance is a
good start, more measures are
needed to stop domestic violence.

"I think that there is a lot more to
this. I think we're scratching the
Councilmembers felt that the
ordinance needed clarification in
some areas, such as coordinating
the program with other city
Domestic violence is among the
most difficult problems for police
to control. Making arrest mandatory
would transfer the responsibility of
stopping the violence from the
wife, who can be in a life-
threatening situation and scared to
approach police, to law enforcement
officials who can stop the cycle of
Ann Arbor would use as models
other cities which have similar

W om en's studies Daily Photo by PETER ROSS
Barbara Scott Winkler, a graduate student in American Culture, speaks
yesterday at the West Engineering Building about minorities in women
studies. See story, Page 3.

Trolley mania
What has a red exterior trimmed with

Dearborn Trolley. She added that the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority recently approved the
idea. Although the Dearborn trolleys are supported
by advertisers, Bernabei isn't positive the concept
can work here. In 1978, she said, an experimental,
privately-owned double decker bus was unable to

cowl for an auto-show appearance as the masked
hero that made him a star. A little older, a little
grayer, but still as enthusiastic as ever, West and
his sidekick, Robin, (Burt Ward) and their original
Batmobile appeared at the 27th annal Autorama in
the AstroHall in Houston. The dynamic duo signed

TRIANGULAR TRADE: Opinion criticizes the
Reagan administration for trading through
third party countries. See Page 4.




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