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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 21, 1989 - Page 3
Historic districts debated at city council meeting
by Tara Gruzen the power that the ordinance would zens," Hunter said. "It is a sensible term project," Hathaway told city can restore historical buildings on its
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uauy tity eporTer
A proposed increase in the num-
ber of historic districts in Ann Arbor
was debated at length during a public
hearing at last night's city council
Proposed changes to the exterior
of buildings in the designated areas
would have to be submitted to the
city's Historic District Commission
for approval before they could be
Glen Thompson, an Ann Arbor
citizen who spoke against the ordi-
nance, said the public and- private
sectors of the city are not aware of

"It is more power than a bad man
should have," Thompson said. He
said people don't realize that if they
live in one of the historic districts
and should want to change their
door, their window, or the color of
the paint on their house, they would
have to get the committee's approval
before doing so.
However, Councilmember Larry
Hunter (D-First Ward) said Thomp-
son's fear was unwarranted.
"The power goes only as far as
the arm of the mayor and the city
council who are elected by the citi-

proposal to try and preserve part of
our history."
The five districts which have
been proposed include areas on State
Street, Fourth Avenue/Ann Street,
Main Street, East William Street,
and East Liberty Street.
Mary Hathaway, chair of the His-
toric District Downtown Commit-
tee, stressed that the ordinance has
undergone repeated modification to
accommodate as many people as
possible, and it only covers a modest
"We are talking about the future
of Ann Arbor, not just another short

In their report released last
month, the Downtown Historic Dis-
trict Study Committee stated that the
districts will be Ann Arbor's best
way of competing with the various
malls recently constructed.
"These older buildings should be
prized. They give our downtown an
image and a reality that the malls
cannot imitate," Hathaway said.
But Roger Hewitt, former director
of operations at the Michigan The-
ater, said if the ordinance is passed it
will end up hindering further in-
vestment in Ann Arbor. He said

'The power goes only
as far as the arm of
the mayor and the
city council who are
elected by the

through his experience at the theater
he has seen that the private sector

Pres. and faculty
discuss Mandate


by Taraneh Shafii
SDaily Faculty Reporter
Faculty members discussed the
Michigan Mandate with University.
President James Duderstadt at yester-
day's monthly Senate Assembly
meeting in an effort to distinguish
the mandate's results from Duder-
stadt's claims.
The Michigan Mandate is Duder-
stadt's statement on the need to
promote a multi-cultural atmosphere
at the University through the accep-
tance, recruitment, and retention of
women and minority faculty, staff

Duderstadt about the University's ef-
forts to improve faculty retention.
They asked specifically if research is
being conducted to find out why
people leave.
Duderstadt said the Target of Op-
portunity Program challenges de-
partments within the University to
recruit minority candidates. Within
the last two years, 75 minority fac-
ulty members were hired, Duderstadt
The minority faculty, he said,
were recruited based on their qualifi-
cations and likewise should be eval-

'Retention strikes at a very, very deep
problem within the University that we will
have to work hard to solve.'
- Gayle Ness, Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs Chair

and students.
Faculty members posed questions
to Duderstadt about the progress and
future of the mandate.
While minority recruitment
numbers have improved over the
years, "retention strikes at a very,
very deep problem within the Uni-
versity that we will have to work
hard to solve," said Gayle Ness,
chair of the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs.
Some faculty members see the
mandate as "a vision that says diver-
sity is necessary for excellence"
while others fear the mandate is a
symbolic act - "mere words," Ness
Faculty members questioned

uated for promotions based on the
caliber of their performance.
Duderstadt concurred with a sug-
gestion from faculty members that
the University conduct exit inter-
views with faculty and students in
order to learn more about retention.
The lack of mentorship for junior
faculty was another concern raised by
faculty. Duderstadt agreed about the
need for major changes in mentor-
ship programs.
There has been a "remarkable lack
of mentorship" for junior faculty
minority and non-minority alike,
said Duderstadt. In some cases
"senior faculty actuaiiy compete
with junior faculty."

Daily discovers new Dali...
Jeff Simons an art school junior may be one of the participants at next year's winter art fair... that is, if he fills
the canvases in front of him with art we can appreciate.
Domino's delivers recklessly,
says plaintiff in court lawsuit
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former vehicles, Behrend said. In their suit, the Kranacks sai
Domino's Pizza delivery man said in The Kranacks' suit, scheduled to the 30-minute policy "created, ina
court documents he was worried begin today in Allegheny County reckless and wanton fashion, a to
about meeting the company's 30- Common Pleas Court, would be one tally unnecessary risk of danger t
minute delivery guarantee when he of the first cases against Domino's, the public, including the plaintiffs."
was involved in a car accident with a to go to trial. Another suit against After the accident, the Kranacks
suburban Pittsburgh couple. said the Domino's manager rushed to

Mayor Jernigan said that he sup-
ports the ordinance but he still needs
to check into the effects it could
have on development. He also said
he needs to take a closer look into
the powers that the committee would
have over the districts.
However, the mayor said he ex-
pected the ordinance for the proposed
historical districts will eventually
pass the council. At press time,
Jernigan speculated that the ordi-
nance would be tabled at last night's
meeting in order to give people more
time to react to the proposal.
by Noelle Vance
Daily Government Reporter
Judy Levy, former bargaining
chair of a University employees'
union, will be reinstated to that po-
sition following a decision released
The decision, made by a nine-
member American Federation of
State County and Municipal Em-
ployees judiciary panel which met
last September, is a complete rever-
sal of an earlier ruling which found
Levy guilty of violating an AF-
SCME executive board order.
Levy, whose position allowed her
to negotiate contracts and disputes
for the University's 2500 service and
maintenance workers, was suspended
last June from occupying any union
position for four years.
Levy was found guilty in June of
carrying and using a copy of a union
seniority list, - a forty page docu-
ment that listed names, addresses and
the seniority of union members -
while she was outside the office.
Possessing the document outside of
the union was prohibited by AF-
SCME executive order.
But the decision of Jon Sefarian,
AFSCME international chair of the
judicial body which acquitted Levy,
said the charge was insignificant be-
cause the list was not union prop-
erty; it was actually a copy of the
list, and therefore, the union did not
own it.
Levy's appeal of the original
suspension - the harshest penalty
allowed in the union's constitution
- was made last September on the
grounds that the entire incident was
nothing more than a "political
purge" instigated by the local AF-
SCME President Leroy Carter and
the Secretary Treasurer Lisa Ren-
In order to conduct her job, Levy
said it was necessary for her to carry
a copy of the seniority list. Renfrow
refused comment on the case, and
Carter could not be reached.
Levy has been outspoken in her
criticism of Carter. She believes
they have "sold out and become too
close to the administration."
Crew Cuts-Flat Tops

Liberty off State 668-9329
.50 years of service-


About 500 people attended last weekend's U-Con conference, sponsored by
the Michigan Wargaming Club. Organizers expected to make less than
$1,000 in profits from the conference. The Daily incorrectly reported this
information in yesterday's paper. In addition, the president of the club is
Brian Meadors, whose name was misspelled in the Nov. 17 edition of the
Vector Marketing, a New York-based company, promotes products through
pre-set appointments only. The company awards scholarships to outstanding
student sales representatives around the country three times a year during
spring, fall, and winter terms. Last week, the company also awarded a
$1,000 scholarship to the University. This information was incorrectly
reported in the Nov. 14 edition of the Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

The couple, Frank and Mary Jean
Kranack, sued Ann Arbor-based
Domino's on Sept. 17, 1987, con-
tending the delivery guarantee con-
tributed to the Oct. 5, 1985 accident.
"I was afraid the pizza was given
to me too late to make the delivery
within 30 minutes," the delivery
man, Thyrone Protho said in a
signed statement given in August to
the Kranacks' attorney, Kenneth
The Domino's policy guarantees
that a pizza will arrive within 30
minutes of a telephoned order or the
customer receives a $3 refund. The
policy is the subject of lawsuits
across the nation stemming from ac-
cidents involving Domino's delivery

'The accident was my
fault because I was
running late and
wasn't really
observing safe driving
-Thyrone Protho
Former Domino's Driver
Domino's, unrelated to the
Kranack's action, was settled re-
cently in Denver after three days of
trial, Behrend said.
Kranack, has claimed whiplash
injury. His wife Mary Jean, has
claimed neck, back and arm injuries.
They are seeking more than $25,000
in damages.

the wreckage and said, "Let's get this
pizza to another driver who ran to
the parking lot to complete the de-
Protho said only seven minutes
remained in the 30-minute period
when he received the pizza for deliv-
While he did not admit to break-
ing traffic laws, Protho said in the
statement, "The accident was my
fault because I was running late and
wasn't really observing safe driving
habits when I left to deliver the
Domino's officials maintain that
franchises and their employees are
instructed never to drive recklessly to
deliver a pizza within the 30-minute

Congress ties up loose ends
on legislation before holidays

Lesbian and Gay Men's Rights
Organizing Committee - 7:30
p.m. (7 to set agenda) in Union
Rm. 3100
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - 6:30 p.m. at Hillel
The Yawp - The Undergraduate
English Association publication;
7 p.m. in 4000 A Union
Ann Arbor Committee to
Defend Abortion Rights - 5:15
for new member orientation; 5:30
for the general meeting; Union
Michigan Student Assembly -
7:30 p.m. in 3909 Union
Iranian Student Cultural Club
- a non-political group; 7:30
p.m. in room C at the League
Time and Relative Dimensions
- 8 p.m. in 2439 Mason Hall
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights - 7 p.m. in East
Quad Rm. 124
"An Israeli Perspective on the
Intifada" - University student
Ori Lev speaks at noon at the
International Center
Safewalk - the night-time walk-

Northwalk - North campus
night-time walking service, Rm.
2333 Bursley; 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
or call 763-WALK
Free Tutoring - for all lower-
level science, math and engineer-
ing classes; 7-11 p.m. in UGLi
Rm. 307; and 7-11 p.m. in Dow
Bldg. Mezzanine
ECB peer writing tutors -
available at Angell-Haven and 611
Computing Centers from 7 to 11
p.m.; Sunday through Thursday
Coast to Coast: Women of
Color National Artists' Book
Project - features artists' books
of more than 200 American
Women of Color; in the Slusser
Gallery; 10a.m.-5 p.m.
Women of Courage: An Exhibi-
tion of Photographs by Judith
Sedwick - portraits of 55 Black
American women; Grad. Library
North Lobby; 8am-Spm
Arpilleras from Peru and Chile
- distinctive fabric wall-hangings
by women from Latin America;
Residential College; 1-5 p.m.
Photo exhibit on racial vio-
lence in the U.S. - 10-3 in Rm.
3 of East Engineering
Store Front Churches in De-
troit - Center for Afro-American

Congress yesterday struggled to fin-
ish a tax bill, repeal the Medicare
catastrophic illness surtax, and repair
abortion-vetoed spending bills so it
could adjourn for a year-end holiday
stretching into 1990.
The health plan, designed to pre-
vent retirees from being financially
ruined by major illness, was passed
last year with strong bipartisan sup-
port and was considered one of the
last major achievements of Ronald
Reagan's presidency.
We're here to el p.
It's a new Write: Help Mel
advice c/o Michigan Daily
column in 420 Maynard
the Daily. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

But Congress was forced to re-
think the legislation this year be-
cause of a storm of protest from the
wealthy elderly, who would be taxed
up to $800 a year to cover their new
The House on Sunday, in a 349-
57 vote, reaffirmed its position that
the entire law should be scrapped,
surtax and benefits together. Another
"must-pass" piece of legislation was
a collection of about $5.3 billion in
new taxes, a bunch of accounting
changes, and some across-the-board
spending cuts to reduce the budget
Dec. 29 - Jan 2
" Direct non-stop
" 4 nights in
- All transfers,
sideline tickets

Bush on Sunday vetoed a $14.6
billion foreign aid bill because it
contained $15 million for a United
Nations population control agency
that operated worldwide, including

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