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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 5, 1987 - Page 3
proposal labelled 'unconstitutional'

By CARRIE LORANGER
Michigan's Attorney General's office
ha called Ann Arbor's housing millage
n proposal unconstitutional and has
forwarded it to the governor's office to be
re-worded.
In late February, the Attorney
General's office charged the ballot
poposal unconstitutional because the
state constitution forbids the use of tax
dpllars for gifts, grants, or loans to
pgivate companies.
The charge is currently being reviewed
by Governor James Blanchard's advisors,

according to his Press Secretary, Lisa
Greyson.
If the governor views the millage
proposal as unconstitutional, then the
proposal will not be allowed to be on the
April ballot unless the Ann Arbor City
Council votes to overrule the decision.
The council would be allowed under state
law to override the governor if it voted for
the millage by a two-thirds majority vote.
BUT THE council may be unable to
attain the eight votes necessary for a
majority. There are now four Republicans
and seven Democrats on council. All of

the Republicans and several Democrats
are opposed to the proposal.
Councilmember Richard Deem (R-
Second Ward) said it is unclear where the
funds will be appropriated and that he will
not vote for it, especially if it is found
unconstitutional.
Council Democrats said the wording
will be changed if the governor's office
rules the proposal unconstitutional.
Kathy Edgren (D-Fifth Ward) said
vacationing City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw
may reword the proposal to say that the
money will not be loaned or a granted to

a private firm, in accordance with the law.
In his memorandum to the council
Monday, Laidlaw wrote "In my opinion,
there are a number of legal uses that could
be made of the funds which could be
raised by the millage, and therefore the
Assistant Attorney General's concerns are
unwarranted."
DEMOCRATS argue the funds will
be used to contract a company, not as a
grant or loan.
"It is a technical legal concept," said
Laracey. "To develop private housing can
only be done as authorized by the state

law."
The housing millage, if passed, would
mean that city tax dollars will be put into
a fund used to hire builders and decrease
the buying or renting price per unit.
City Democrats view this as a way to
provide affordable housing for people
with an income below 60 percent the
national average.
Some say the millage could mean
higher rents for students. Laracey said if
landlord's property taxes go up, they
usually raise the rent proportionally.

POLICE NOTES

Armed robbery
Ann Arbor police are
investigating Tuesday night's armed
robbery at Campus Corner on 816
State St. According to Sgt. Jan
Sgomala, a white, college-age male
entered the store and stole a six-
pack of beer after pulling a
switchblade knife on the clerk. No
suspect has been identified.
Break-ins
Police are investigating break-
ins at seven rooms in the Alpha
Delta Pi sorority house on 722

South Forest. The forced entry
occurred during mid-winter break,
when the main sorority house was
locked, but individual rooms were
not. Sorority members refused to
comment on the incident.
According to Suomala, nothing was
reported stolen.
The Ann Arbor Police
Department is also investigating
two reported break-ins on the 700
block of South First Street during
vacation, Suomala said. In one
robbery, less than $200 in jewelry
was taken, while in a second, cash
and jewelry totaling $725 has been
reported missing.
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Rick's hosts computers

(Continued from Page 1)
days worth of renovation work in
only three weeks so the computer
center can open as scheduled on
March 23.
"It is definitely the case that
we're trying to put a site together
and open it by the end of the term,"'
said Greg Marks, the University's
deputy vice provost for information
technology.
According to Moore, the
University is paying $90,000 of the

total renovation costs. Swisher
Realty Co., which owns the
building, is paying $160,00.
Moore said that finding off-
campus space was necessary
because of the unavailability of on-
campus space and high renovation
costs associated with it. Moore said
renovations at the University for a
computer center would cost
approximately $80 per square foot
because the buildings are older.

TODAY
Thursday, March 5
North Campus Commons
East Room
One day only. Please bring 6 copies of your resume.

{GEO bargains with 'U'
(Continued from Page l) midni
minght tonigyht.

-University chief negotiator Aside from salary increases, the
Colleen Dolan-Greene declined to GEO is also looking for a full
cdmment on issues on the tuition waiver, class size
bargaining table, but said the limitations, and paid training for
-University is "working hard" to new TAs. Currently, TAs receive a
.-have a contract agreemej. by-; partial tuition waiver.

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Campus Cinema
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder,
1959), MTF, DBL/7:00 p.m., Mich.
Two down and out musicians -Tony
Curtis, straight man and Jack Lemmon,
funny man - witness a gangland
slaying, and hide out from the mob by
donning wigs and dresses and joining an
all-female traveling band. With Marilyn
Monroe.
La Cage Aux Folles (E. Molinaro,
1979), MTF, DBL/9:20 p.m., Mich.
Oh no! The gay owner of a gay
nightclub is stuck in a rut when he
discovers his son's fiancee's father (a
rporality official) is coming over for
dinner. What will he do? Why, two
things, of course: 1) try to pass off his
transvestite lover as his wife, and 2) get
set for a zany evening of wacky, nutty
hijinks!
Performances
Stacy Phelps-Wetzel- 8 p.m.,
School of Music.
This prize-winning violinist will be
joined by pianist Michelle Cooker while
performing works byBach, Schumann,
Tchaikov sky, and others.
Richard Knapp and Ted Wyman-
12:15 p.m., Michigan Union, Pendelton
Room.
Knapp, a baritone, and Wyman, a
pianist, will perform English Folksongs
and songs by Schubert.
Speakers
Dr. Peter Brenner- "Der
Intellektuelle als Politiker: Kurt
Tucholskys Auseinandersetzung mit der
Weimarer Republik," Dept. of Germanic
Languages and Literatures, 5:10 p.m.,
Rackham West Conference Room.
Sandor Bokonyi- "Early Animal
Husbandry in the Near East: The
Ecological Basis," noon, 2009 Museum

Community," 4:15 p.m., Business
Administration Bldg., Wolverine Room.
Dr. Ronald Davis- "The
Drosophila Dunce Gene: Learning and
Memory, Camp Metabolism, and Genes
Within Genes," Dept. of Biology, noon,
1139 Natural Science Bldg.
Meetings
Computer Professionals for
Social Responsibility- 7:30
p.m., Michigan League, Henderson
Room.
Women in Communications-
4:15 p.m., 2050 Frieze Bldg.
Furthermore
Ceramics, Beginning and
Continuing- 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Y,
(663-0536).
Malasian Meal Workshop- 6:30
p.m., Ann Arbor "Y", (663-0536).
Antique Show and Sale- 10 a.m.-
9 p.m., Arborland, (971-1825).
Cooperative Housing for
Students- 7 p.m., 1522 Hill Street,
(662-4414).
School of Natural Resources-
Open House, 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., 1520
Dana Bldg., (764-0448).
Michigras- Battle of the Bands, 8
p.m.-1 a.m., Michigan Union.
Career Planning & Placement-
"Introductory Practice Interviewing,"
3:10 p.m., 3200 SAB; "Defining a
Career Objective," 4:10 p.m., 3200
SAB; "Resume Writing," 4:10 p.m.,
MLB Lecture Room I.
Anti-Apartheid Bracelet Sale-
All Day, Fishbowl.

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