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The University hospitals are going to run an $11
million surplus this year - and pay every
employee a $2,500 bonus. How? The M-Share
program has cut costs and boosted quality.

There may be a few strings when attending a
concert given by the Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra. Daily writer Roger Hsia gets in tune
with this local performance group.

Both the men's and women's soccer teams took
on Schoolcraft College last night in games that
weren't just for kicks.

Continued sun;
High 66, Low 42
Clouds, milder; High 74, Low 48

One hundred two years of editorial freedom


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cap may
ecost U-M
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
The U-M may lose up to $8.5
million before it comes to agreement
with the federal government on a
new rate for indirect cost recovery
for research-related funds.
Since the U-M was investigated
one year ago by the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS)
for incorrectly charging the govern-
ment for research-related costs, a flat
rate has been set for reimbursement
of administrative costs. The univer-
siis still bargaining for a higher
rate on costs related to space.
Walter Harrison, executive direc-
tor for university relations, said the
U-M is currently in the process of
negotiating a new figure. This
money, which will be reimbursed by
the government, covers costs that are
indirectly related to research. The
previous rate for the U-M was 57
HHS's newly-imposed rate is
47.2 percent.
"Until it's negotiated we could
lose $8.5 million - if it lasts all
year," Harrison said. He noted that
this figures to about $1 million for
every point the rate fell.
But Harrison said he doubts ne-
gotiations will take the whole year.
"At some point we'll have to as-
sess how much it will hurt us ... but
we'll probably lose $3-8 million,"
he said.
Alan Steiss, director of the
Division of Research Development
and Administration, said a team of
auditors is currently visiting differ-
ent parts of campus, reviewing data,
See BILLING, Page 2

Lansing votes
to amend '90
abortion law

Ann Arbor Police Chief Douglas Smith discusses personal safety with community members at Eberwhite
Elementary School last night
Poli'c discuss Monday's
rape ithcomunt

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
Michigan's legislature over-
whelmingly approved an amendment
to a law requiring parental consent
for underage abortions yesterday, af-
ter a judge ruled the law
unconstitutional this summer.
The law, the Parental Rights
Restoration Act, was passed in
September 1990. It requires that an
unmarried woman under the age of
18 receive written permission from a
parent, legal guardian or judge be-
fore getting an abortion, unless the
abortion is performed pursuant to a
"medical emergency."
But legislators were forced back
to the table in August when
Michigan Circuit Judge Phillip
Schaefer ruled a portion of the law
Schaefer struck the law down on
grounds that the definition of
"emergency" as stated by the bill
violated the Equal Protection Clause
of the Michigan Constitution.
Members of the State House
voted in favor of changing that
definition, 69-35.
The original bill stated that an
"emergency" means a situation in
which continuation of the teenager's
pregnancy would create "an imme-
diate threat and grave risk to the life
of the minor, as certified in writing
by a physician."
Under the amended form of the
law, an emergency situation meriting
an abortion without parental consent
will be extended to include not only
a risk of death, but also the risk of
permanent bodily damage.

Listed below are the changes to
the judicial bypass provision of
Michigan's parental consent law
approved yesterday:
Original Draft:
"...a situation in which continua-
tion of the pregnancy of the
minor would create an immedi-
ate threat and grave risk to the
life of the minor, as certified in
writing by a physician."
"...that condition which, on the
basis of a physician's good faith
clinical judgment, so complicates
the medical condition of a
pregnant woman as to necessi-
tate an immediate abortion of
that woman's pregnancy to avert
her death, or for which a delay in
performing an abortion will
create serious risk of substantial
and irreversible impairment of a
major bodily function.".
A "medical emergency" will now
include a situation "for which a de-
lay in performing an abortion will
create a serious risk of substantial
and irreversible impairment of a
major bodily function."
The woman's medical condition
must be determined by a physician.
Although the definition of an
emergency was the only language in
the law ruled unconstitutional, dis-
cussion on the house floor returned
to deep-seeded questions about
State Rep. Greg Pitoniac (D-
Taylor) said the two-hour discussion
of the amendment turned into an "all
See CONSENT, Page 2

by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
Community members from the
areas surrounding Eberwhite
Woods - where a 47-year-old
woman was brutally raped and
beaten Monday morning - packed
an elementary school gym last
night to question investigators and
voice their concerns.
Many parents - afraid for their
personal safety and the safety of
their children - came seeking
more information about the crime.
Others came to express anger and
say they will refuse to be chased
from public parks by fear.

"It's unfortunate that it takes
something like this to happen to get
people together to talk about crime
in the community," said Douglas
Smith, Chief of the Ann Arbor
Police Department (AAPD). "But I
would like to focus on this particu-
lar crime and learn from it."
Police distributed crime preven-
tion information packets and an-
swered questions about the investi-
gation, seeking input from the
"This is the highest priority on
all of our lists right now," Smith
said. "We're trying to find out who
was in the neighborhood ... and we.

want to know if anybody was out
and about and may have seen this
The victim - who is in stable
condition at the U-M Hospitals -
frequented the Eberwhite Woods
park where she walked her dog ev-
ery morning, said AAPD Sgt.
Thomas Caldwell .
She crossed the path of her at-
tacker, he said, who turned around'
grabbed the victim and punched her
in the face, beating her severely
before raping her.
Caldwell said she lay uncon-
scious for three hours in the woods
See RAPE, Page 2


.Perot may re-enter race, but it won't make a difference

by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter

While Ross Perot looms on the edge of
the presidential race, it appears unlikely that
he will have a major impact on the results.

When Perot dropped out of the race in
*July, his support was solidified and
widespread. But his withdrawal had a
marked effect on even his most loyal sup-
porters - leaving them confused,
disaffected and angry.
U-M Political Science Prof. Michael
Traugott said he doubts Perot supporters
would take up the cause again.
"I think that there are a lot of broken-

hearted Perot supporters who won't come Consultants, a public-policy research firm,
back, a lot of these so-called Reagan said Perot could draw votes away from both
Democrats," Traugott said. Bush and Clinton, depending on the turnout.
The Perot phenomenon that caught on Ruff predicted that if Perot gets less than
when he was thrust on to the political scene 10 percent of the vote, he would draw most
list spring ended promptly. No longer can he strongly from Bush. If Perot receives be-
be looked upon as the first electable third tween 10 and 20 percent of the vote, both
party candidate in a generation. candidates would feel the effects of his
According to a poll of Michigan voters candidacy.
administered earlier this week, Perot would And if Perot gains more than 20 percent
gain 20.9 percent of the vote. Clinton re- of the vote, he "strikes a chord that he is an
ceived 39.6 percent and Bush 32.2 percent. alternative to Clinton as the change agent,"
"Whatever strength Perot has coming into Ruff said.
the election will decline until the election," As Perot contemplates his run, it seems
said Michigan State University Prof. David increasingly likely that he will not go full-
Rohde. force with his campaign should he re-enter,
Craig Ruff, president of Public Sector choosing instead to target his efforts in states

he is most likely to impact the outcome.
"If he runs a targeted campaign in Texas
and Florida, he would probably hurt Bush
primarily," Traugott said.
Perot still enjoys some core support.
Despite his image, which is tarnished in the
eyes of some, committed supporters
continue to press for his re-entry.
Susan Esser, the Michigan delegate to
United We Stand, America, said the 300 del-
egates who attended a statewide conference
in Lansing this month voted unanimously to
support a Perot campaign.
"We want to vote for him for president,"
Esser said.
The group has 12,000 volunteers on its
database, Esser said. Yesterday the group

began calling representatives from the 16
Michigan congressional districts to gauge
the support for a renewed Perot candidacy.
Still, Perot is more likely to limp into
election day than gallop.
Michigan Bush-Quayle spokesperson
David Bertram doubts the force of the Perot
constituency. "We've seen a lot of his volun-
teers go their different ways. I don't know if
there's that much of his support base left,"
Bertram said.
Bob Dryden, a Perot volunteer from
Farmington, Mich., who was answering
phones at the Michigan headquarters yester-
day said, "They want him to do it right now.
They don't want him to wait until tomorrow
See PEROT, Page 2

State Theatre to
reopen doors in Oct.
with discount shows

by David Carrel

Coming soon - another theater
near you.
Beginning Oct. 31 the State
Theatre, above Urban Outfitters,
will be drawing its curtains and
reopening its doors.
The fifty-year old theater, which
has been vacant for the last three
years, will feature second-run films
at discount prices.
Billie Spurlin, vice president of
Aloha Entertainment - which has
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proximity to campus.
"The State Theatre is an attrac-
tive market, as close- to being on
campus as you can be," he said.
The new renovations is high-
lighted by the $60,000 restoration
of the neon marquee in front of the
Inside, Aloha Entertainment
plans to blend the original 1940s-
style elegance of the theater with a
modern tropical theme of palm
trees and neon lights.
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Free trade
to benefit
U S M.
U.S., Mich.
President Dan Quayle stumped for
free trade and passage of the North
American Free Trade Agreement at
a manufacturing exposition yester-
day. Quayle told a crowd of about
300 attending the Made In America
For The World exposition at Cobo
Hall the United States "must travel
the road of open markets and not the
road of nrotectionism ... and adont


The exposition, sponsored by
Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


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