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iencanrlines
averts strike, chaos
i Airline officials hope to fly 70 percent of ciple to end the strike and return to the
schedule today, 85 percent tomorrow bargaining table immediately,"
Clinton told a White House news con-
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Association of Professional Flight ference.
With a nudge from President Clinton, Attendants, said negotiations would The strike disrupted Thanksgiv-
American Airlines and striking flight resume and remaining issues would ing travel plans for thousands of pas-
attendants agreed yesterday to end a go to binding arbitration. sengers. American flew only cargo
4-day-old walkout that crippled one Don Carty, executive vice presi- on most flights.
of the nation's largest airlines and dent for American, said the airline "Although we prefer a different
inconvenienced thousands of Thanks- agreed only to submit to binding arbi- approach, we are anxious to put our
giving travelers. tration. airplanes back in the air and put our
Flight attendants said they would "Yes, there was a real risk of los- people back to work," Crandall said.
return to work immediately and ing our jobs," striker Loren Pastirik Crandall said he was at least partly
American said it hoped to fly 70 per- said. "I think it's going to take a while swayed by Clinton and added that
cent of its schedule today and 85 for passengers to trust American again, binding arbitration was less troubling
percent tomorrow. but it's a great feeling right now.... than an emergency mediation panel.
"I have no doubt we'll get every- We wanted to work. We did what we Crandall said he was still concerned
body where they're going in time for needed to do. We wanted respect from an arbitrator would split the differ-
Thanksgiving," American chair Rob- the company." ence between American's offer and
ert Crandall said. "I have spoken with both parties the flight attendants' demandscost-
Denise Hedges, president of the involved. Both have agreed in prin- See STRIKE, Page 2

At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, an unidentified pilot reacts after hearing that the strike between American
Airlines flight attendants and the airlines has ended.

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Alice Lloyd residents struggle through elevator mishaps

JEREMY KATZ
FOR THE DAILY
Riding the elevator to the ground
floor, LSA first-year student Rob Feig
quickly realized that the doors weren't
going to open. Calling for help, he
discovered his pleas were futile. He
acted swiftly and pried the inside doors
open, then searched for the hidden
*ch to release the outside doors. He

managed to hoist his body onto the
second floor, narrowly escaping di-
saster.
A scene from "Die Hard 3"? Actu-
ally, the above scenario may await
those few, brave souls who attempt to
ride the elevators-in the Alice Lloyd
residence hall. The elevators, origi-
nally built in the 1950s, have become
a temporary trap for many students

'1 felt claustrophobic and panicky when I saw
that nobody was responding.'
- Rob Feig
LSA first-year student

First-year LSA student Emily
Saltzman relayed a similar incident.
Trapped for more than 45 minutes,
she waited until an elevator mechanic
safely opened the doors.
"You think it's funny when it hap-
pens to someone else,"she said. "They
should spend some money to fix the
elevators - they break all the time."
Janet Worthington, the coordina-

tor of residential education at Alice
Lloyd, said the dorm has received a
number of complaints, "but when-
ever we've called, (the elevator me-
chanics) have been very responsible."
Dave Seffernick, an elevator me-
chanic working for the University,
explained how widespread the prob-
lem has been. "We receive a call ap-
See ELEVATORS, Page 2

and staff members.
Feig described the experience as
terrifying. "Even though I was only in

there for about 10 minutes, I felt claus-
trophobic and panicky when I saw
that nobody was responding."

Union
Kinko's
1o close
its doors
By KATIE HUTCHINS
* LY STAFF REPORTER
West Quad residents can no longer
make copies at Kinko's in their paja-
mas.
Tomorrow, the Kinko's Copy Cen-
ter in the Michigan Union will make
its last reproduction before closing its
doors for good.
In a letter posted outside the store,
Jim Lilliefors, the regional manager,
said the copy center was compelled to
*t down operations due to lack of
storage space and limits in store size.
In the letter, Lilliefors stated that
the Union location could not maintain
the image of Kinko's - offering sev-
eral different services 24 hours a day,
seven days per week.
"We got an awful lot of com-
plaints from our customers about not
offering the full range of services," he
*d. "They expect us to have the

'U' plant to create
South Quad study,
computer center

By ZACHARY RAIMi
FOR THE DAILY
Although the University has un-
dertaken renovations and construc-
tion projects ranging from East Engi-
neering to the UGLi, another major
renovation on South Quad's ninth
floor - where a computer center,
library, and study area will be acces-
sible to all students - is currently in
the works.
The South Quad renovations are
subsidized through part of a $6.5 mil-
lion bond issue. Other portions of this
money have funded improvements in
Markley Residence Hall, and else-
where in South Quad, including the
elevators.
The ninth-floor project calls for the
integration of "all academic support
services, like the LSA academic advi-
sor, the minority peer advisor, etc., the
Rescomp site, a computer consultant,
and a library in one space, ideally in a
coordinate fashion," said Mary Simoni,
director of the Residence Halls Com-
puting Program.
Because this project is considered
a major renovation, the University

must adhere to a 1993 building code,
which calls for fire and life safety
improvements including sprinkler
systems, air ventilation, smoke detec-
tors, and emergency exits. The high
costs of the improvements might post-
pone or even cancel the project, for the
short term.
Alan Levy, director of public af-
fairs and information for the Housing
division, said he is unsure of the
project's future at this point.
"There's real anxiousness with
respect to the amount of money
(needed) for the safety renovations
we have to do," Levy said. "We have
limited dollars for capital improve-
ment that includes the remainder of
the $6.5 million dollar bond issue."
The Housing division will assess
the situation, probably in early 1994.
If the project is approved, Levy said
he thinks a fall 1994 finish is "opti-
mistic," with the end of the year a
more "realistic" prospect.
Despite the possible financial limi-
tations, University officials involved
See QUAD, Page 2

MARK FRiL:DMAN/Daily
This sign was posted outside of the Union Kinko's yesterday.

same things at all the locations."
"I felt I was upsetting more people
than pleasing them," he added.
Lilliefors added that the location
at the corner of Liberty and Maynard
Streets has recently been expanded
and remodeled to provide many new
services and products.
Because the center lost much of its
storage space, it could not carry the
full line of products, Lilliefors said.

It attempted self-service for about
three months, but customer complaints
continued to escalate.
The three other Kinko's locations
in the area will remain open.
Several students voiced dissatis-
faction with the closing. The site has
been particularly convenient for Jes-
sica Shill, an LSA senior who uses the
Union Kinko's often. "I really liked
having this place available," she said,

adding that it was helpful because she
lives "right behind South Quad."
LSA sophomore Puja Bhargava
also said it will be an inconvenience.
"It's really bad that it's closing be-
cause this is a good location for ev-
eryone. ... Most of us come (to the
Union) at least once a day," she said.
Union officials have not yet de-
cided how to use the space occupied
by Kinko's.

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Congress struggles to wrap up business

Here are the results of last week's LSA Student Government
elections. The following students were elected as
representatives.

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