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OMBUDSMAN
continued from page 1
don't quite fit with that philosophy
;anymore," Perigo said. "I think the
division of Student Affairs feels that
they have a number of people trying
to fix problems for students."
Royster Harper, dean of students,
said she wants to align the approaches
of the ombudsman's office with the
priorities of her office.
"What we have talked about is
Jooking more closely at how we pro-
vide student assistance in a general
way. Almost two to three years ago
we began talking about this notion of
student assistance. I don't believe
Michigan has to be large and cold,"
Harper said.
Hartford said the position will be
filled through the normal search pro-
cess and said she will create a new
student assistance office with the Dean
of Students' Office.
"One of the things we had talked
about doing was involving emeriti
faculty who know the University,"
Hartford said.
Nowak said she could not think of
any reasons for Perigo's dismissal. "I
truly, seriously don't know why," she
said.
As interim vice president for stu-
dent services, Mary Ann Swain put
him on a three-year, rolling contract,
Perigo said.
"From my perspective, he was
open to students and seemed to work
effectively with other members of the
campus on behalf of students," Swain
said.
Under this rolling contract, Perigo
was reviewed each year and the Uni-
versity extended the contract by one
year.
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"Because of the nature of the work
where you're neutral, you need some
protection," Perigo said. "Most om-
budsmen would report as high in the
organization as practical."
But when Hartford arrived on cam-
pus that changed -Perigo's contract
has not been renewed since Hartford
was hired.
Hartford also made other changes
to Perigo's role as ombudsman.
Three years ago, two people
worked in the office, allowing Perigo
to handle 380-400 cases a year. Now
he works alone, handling 330 student
cases a year.
In 1993, Perigo began serving con-
currently as assistant dean of students,
reporting to Harper. As ombudsman,
Perigo reported to Hartford.
Administrators who worked with
Perigo spoke highly of his tenure as
ombudsman.
Virginia Gordon, assistant dean
of the Law School, said, "I've worked
with him on solving problems that
students were having in different ar-
eas. He was always very helpful."
Nowak, from the Office of Finan-
cial Aid, said Perigo was dedicated
and professional as ombudsman.-
"I thought he was terrific. He was
always very concerned about what
students were telling him, but within
the confines of the Office of Financial
Aid. He was not out looking for fault
or blame."
Perigo earned a doctoral degree in
education from the University in 1977,
and a master's degree in guidance and
counseling in 1963.
After spending three years at
Alpena Community College, Perigo
returned to the University in 1971 to
become director of Orientation.
In 1981, he became director of
Student Information Services, a posi-
tion he held until 1990. In that role,
Perigo oversaw the Orientation Of-
fice, the Campus Information Cen-
ters, International Center and student
day-care services. At the same time,
he took on the role of ombudsman.
He has been working at the Uni-
versity for almost 24 years.
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MSA
continued from page 1
because the idea "had not occurred"
to her until last night's meeting.
Maurer said she did not take more
aggressive action to block the budget
vote because of the agreement.
"We had, and continue to have,
enough signatures to file a student
initiative which would have forced
(the assembly) to fund us fully or to
not pass a budget until after the vote
in November," Maurer said to the
assembly.
"We did not do that because we
had an agreement in good faith with
Julie Neenan."
Maurer later said she regretted
not filing the initiative, because
AATU was in danger of losing its
funding despite the agreement.
MSA also debated changing its
internal budget to fund the tenants'
union. Several MSA members pro-
posed giving less funding to the Bud-
get Priorities Committee (BPC),
which allocates funds to student
groups, in order to fund AATU. How-
ever, many MSA members were op-
posed to this.
Despite the cut, the proposal to fund
AATU with this money would still
increase BPC funding over last year.
MSA Vice President Jacob Stern
said, "Last year, student groups re-
quested $120,000, and we only had
$56,000 to give."
Despite this, many MSA mem-
bers supported AATU funding com-
ing from the assembly.
"It seems clear to me that stu-
dents, besides the people in this
room, want funding for AATU,"
said Josh Grossman, aRackham rep-
resentative.
Roger De Roo, another Rackham
representative, said, "I think funding
for the tenants' union is the most
important thing that we do."

Carpet ixn Smpson's Bronco
tainted with ex-wife 's blood

Newsday
LOS ANGELES - Preliminary
DNA tests have found blood on the
carpeting of O.J. Simpson's Ford
Bronco that is consistent with his ex-
wife's, according to sources.
The carpeting was removed from
Simpson's Bronco on June 13, the
day after Nicole Brown Simpson and
Ronald Lyle Goldman were found
stabbed to death outside her
Brentwood condominium. Court pa-
pers have disclosed that a partial
bloody shoe print was found on the
carpet.
The news came as jury selection
began in the double murder case
Monday.
The Los Angeles police lab ob-
tained polymerase chain reaction, or
PCR, test results on the Ford Bronco

carpet this month, sources said Mon-
day; it was not clear why it had taken
so long to perform the examination.
Law enforcement sources had said
earlier that tests on the carpet stain
were inconclusive.
The stain is to undergo more de-
finitive testing at the state Depart-
ment of Justice Laboratory in Berke-
ley, California, the sources said.
Asked what the impact of such
evidence could be, John Burris, a
prominent California attorney, said it
would indicate that the killer tracked
blood from the murder scene into
Simpson's Bronco.
If the evidence is confirmed and
admitted at Simpson's trial, Burris
said, "It would be extremely damag-
ing to him."
Burris said the defense would have

to raise questions, given the sloppi-
ness of some of the investigative work,
about whether the blood actually came
from the carpet or whether the sample
was contaminated. They could alsO
question the reliability of the test it-
self, he said, or offer an explanation
as to how the blood got there. Such an
explanation might be that Nicole
Simpson had been in the car and had
cut herself.
"If you can't do any of those," he
said, "then it could sink the ship."
The state lab also is scheduled to
perform tests on blood found on
sock recovered from Q.J. Simpson'
master bedroom, sources said. Pre-
liminary police lab tests on the sock
indicate there is blood on it that is
consistent with Nicole Simpson's,
they said.

HEALTH CARE
continued from page 1
impetus to reform efforts, experts said.
Within hours of the announcement
Monday that congressional Demo-
crats were abandoning health legisla-
tion this year, Gov. Mario M. Cuomo
(D-N.Y.) announced plans to expand
coverage to tens of thousands ofunin-
sured in his state, using savings ob-
tained by cuts in Medicaid.
On Sept. 15, the Clinton adminis-
tration authorized a statewide "dem-
onstration" in Florida which, if ap-
proved by the legislature, could ex-
tend health care coverage to 1.1 mil-
lion uninsured people with incomes
well above the poverty line. Oregon,
Tennessee, Hawaii, Kentucky and
Rhode Island already are implement-

ing, or will implement soon, programs
that expand health coverage to hun-
dreds of thousands of people not
reached by Medicaid, the federal-state
health program for certain categories
of the poor.
A dozen other states either have
applied for federal waivers of Medic-
aid law to allow such trials, or are
expected to ask for them soon. All
told, millions of uninsured could be
given subsidized health policies
through a state-based reform move-
ment.
While a desire to ease the problem
of the uninsured partly explains the
multitude of state initiatives, the ma-
jor reason appears to be fiscal. Faced
with limits on borrowing and strong
opposition to higher taxes, many gov-
ernors are turning to "managed care"

to stem the growth of their health care
budgets.
Most state Medicaid programs ar
run with questionable efficiency. B
enrolling Medicaid recipients in com-
mercial health plans that extract deep
discounts from hospitals and doctors,
state officials hope to save enough
money to cover thousands more poor
or near poor with the same amount of
money.
States' embrace of "managed care"
mirrors a transition that is producing
unprecedented changes throughoit
the private health care marketplace.
As businesses enroll more of their
employees in HMOs and other man-
aged care arrangements, hospitals and
physician groups have been banding
together to gain leverage in negotia-
tions with insurers over fees.

SUMMIT
continued from page .
or three years, Yeltsin has a lot to
prove."
Experts here cited a variety of
motives for Yeltsin's nuclear-arms
proposals, including Moscow's de-
sire to appear more assertive in world
affairs after a period of following
Washington's lead and the Russian
president's personal competition with
Gorbachev for a respected place in
history.
Both the Pentagon and the Rus-
sian Defense Ministry have argued
against further deep cuts. Clinton ac-
cepted the Pentagon's recommenda-
tion last week. The Russian army,
lacking finances to build up its con-
ventional force, has developed a new
military doctrine giving nuclear weap-
ons a central position.
"Presidents Yeltsin and Clinton
will exchange loud peace initiatives
this week, just as their predecessors
did during the best years of "new
thinking," defense commentator Pavel
Felgengauer wrote yesterday. "But in

the meantime, a broad interdepart-
mental consensus has been reached in
Moscow that everything should be
frozen for a long time at the level of
general declarations."
But several experts said that
Yeltsin's call for further nuclear cuts
should not be dismissed as mere rheto-
ric. Sergei Rogoff, another arms-con-
trol expert here, said Yeltsin was not
seeking another 800-page arms-con-
trol pact, a START III, but rather was
hoping to find ways to change the
model of mutual nuclear fear that
continues to govern U.S.-Russian re-
lations. Despite pledges by both sides
to retarget their missiles, that rela-
tionship of mutual deterrence remains
essentially unchanged from Cold War
days, he said.
More practically, Rogoff said
Yeltsin's proposals could lead to in-
formal agreements between the coun-
tries to maintain arsenals smaller than
those negotiated under START II.
Such agreements could reduce the
costs Russia would incur if it built
single-warhead missiles to replace all
the multiple-warhead missiles.

The Dean of Students Office
is hosting a
Public Comments Session
regarding
the
Interim Dance/Party Policy
Tonight! 7:00pm-9:00pm
in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union
and Thursday, October 13
7:00pm-9:00pm
in the Koessler Room of the Michigan League
Anyone wanting to make a public comment
pertaining to this policy is invited to attend.
The Interim Dance/Party Policy is available at:
Michigan Union Scheduling Office, Room 1310
Michigan League Manager's Office
North Campus Commons Administrative Offices
Dean of Students Office, 3000 Michigan Union
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BUDGET
continued from page 1.
Legislature could withdraw funding
if it deems some spending too high.
The amendment would require
each school to provide the Legisla-
ture with all revenue and spending
numbers, as at present, but also any
other budget information required by
law - which the Legislature could
change simply by passing another bill,
rather than changing the constitution.
The University currently receives
more than $264 million from the state,
which makes up almost 38 percent of
its general fund, although the
University's Board of Regents main-
tains control of the budget.
Concern about the current level of
executive salaries, specifically uni-
versity presidents, fueled the debate.
Top executives at Michigan's 15 pub-
lic universities average $139,276 per
year, well above the national average
of $108,000. University President
James J. Duderstadt earns $206,070.
But Baker appealed to market
forces when setting salaries, saying
Duderstadt makes only half of what
presidents at peer institutions earn.
State Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) agreed.
"Their pay has got to move at
whatever the market dictates for a
university president, and that may
very well be out of whack with the
inflation rate," said Schwarz, who
chairs the Senate appropriations sub-
committee on higher education.
President's salaries at two other
research campuses, Michigan State
University and Wayne State Univer-

sity, are also above average.
But Welborn, in an effort to r
strain rising tuition rates, sent a memo
to the legislative services bureau ask-
ing for a resolution to "require state
colleges and universities to submit
detailed line-item budgets to the Leg-
islature in order to qualify for state
appropriations."
Changing criteria for funding state-
supported institutions requires amend-
ing the state constitution. A propos'
would have to pass both houses an.
then be approved by Michigan voters.
VanderRoest said the amendment
would hold universities to the same
budgeting criteriaas cities, townships
and county road commissions.
Baker said applying it would be
difficult. "It would be virtually im-
possible to implement," she said, cit-
ing the University's complex budget
But complexity was not an iss
with the senator's office.
"There should be nothing to hide,"
VanderRoest said. "It's a public insti-
tution using public money."
Baker agreed, saying that too
would be impossible.
"You can't run an operation of
this size without informing the pub-
lic," she said.
The proposal may be addressed i
the session that starts after the No-
vember election, which may allow it
to affect next summer's budgeting
process. If it has to be reintroduced in
the session that begins in January, it
would be at least another year before
schools notice the change.
- Daily Staff Reporter Scot Woods
and the Associated Press
contributed to this report

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