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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 5, 1995

CITY
Continued from page 1
"For me this was a very tough
decision, and I will support the deci-
sion of council. I support a single
city administrator. I do not favor the
concept of co-administrators," Kolb
said.
Gatta himself recommended the
single-administrator approach.
Councilmembers Jane Lumm (R-
2nd Ward) and Peter Nicolas (I-4th
Ward) addressed the issues of legal-
ity and disagreement between the ad-
ministrators. "What if the team dis-

agrees?" Lumm asked.
Accountability and division of
work became another issue of con-
flict.
According to the resolution, the
two acting administrators will share
equally the duties of administrator.
They will both receive an increased
salary - adding up to 180 percent
of the current administrator's sal-
ary.
Currently, Northcross earns
$66,706 and Olson earns approxi-
mately $74,000. The increase would
put them each at $85,944.
The mayor and several council

members expressed concern about
funding such an increase.
"We can vote without allocating
money," Daley said.
Nicolas said, "My concern is bud-
getary."
The mayor said she needed a fund-
ing source identified before support-
ing the appointments. Daley wanted
to use the $16,000 left in sick and
vacation pay for Gatta. However, no
funding source was determined.
The resolution made no mention
of what will happen to Northcross
and Olson's current positions after
they depart.

"It is assumed that they will still
perform their jobs," said Budget Di-
rector Alan Burns. He also said the
assistants may take over some du-
ties.
The council must now take action
to specifically define the roles that
Northcross and Olson will take and
discover a source to fund the two
administrator salaries.
The search for a permanent city
administrator still is continuing. As-
sistant City Administrator Rob
Bauman said he expects that the posi-
tion will be filled permanently some-
time around October.

SATIONAL EPORT
Jury convicts White House gunman
WASHINGTON - Rejecting claims that his actions resulted from mentl
illness, a federal court jury yesterday convicted Francisco Martin Duran of
attempted assassination of President Clinton and nine
other weapons-related charges for spraying the White
House with semi-automatic rifle fire last October.
A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated only five
hours before convicting the former Colorado hotel worker.4
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey set sentencing for
June 29. U.S. Attorney Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters
that prosecutors will recommend punishment ranging
from 25 years to life.
Duran, 26,wearing an open-collar white shirt and dark
slacks, sat impassively at the defense table as Richey Duran
announced the verdict. The defendant was promptly es-
corted from the courtroom by federal marshals.

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Holder, outside the courthouse,
findings of federal investigators.
Gov't domestic
spending rose 4.8%
WASHINGTON - The federal
government spent more than $1.32
trillion - or $4,996 per person - in
fiscal 1994 on domestic grants, ben-
efits, subsidies, salaries and the pur-
chase of goods and services.
"Entitlement programs and grants
for Medicaid, family support pay-
ments and housing accounted for 61.4
percent of these outlays ... or roughly
$3,073 per person," Robert McArthur
of the Commerce Department's Cen-
sus Bureau said yesterday.
Total expenditures were 4.8 per-
cent more than in the fiscal year that
ended Sept. 30, 1993. They do not
include interest on public debt.
Spending for grants, benefits and
subsidies totaled $953.2 billion, up
6.8 percent from fiscal 1993.
s Procurement expenditures totaled
$198 billion, down 1.7 percent from
the previous year. Spending on ex-
ecutive branch and postal service sala-
ries and wages were unchanged at

said the jury's verdict reaffirms the
$167.5 billion. Pay for the legislative
branch amounted to $1.5 billion.
Although federal judiciary pay
information was not included in.the
report, it was estimated to have been
about $1.3 billion.
Gingrich position on
military gays revised 1
WASHINGTON - In a second
apparent shift on gays in the military,
House Speaker Newt Gingrich said
yesterday that Congress likely would
leave the current don't-ask-don't-tell
policy in place if it survives court
scrutiny.
Gingrich said the Republican Con-
gress would return to a stricter policy
only if the Clinton administration
regulations were judged unconstitu-
tional by federal appeals courts and,
possibly, the Supreme Court.
Speaking on "CBS This Morn-
ing" yesterday, Gingrich said that if
the Clinton policy remained in place
after court review, "that will not be an
issue that you'll see necessarily very
much legislative action on."

DOUGLAS KAWER/laty
Diag preacher
Richard Douglas, a member of Ezeklo Project, paints a sign on the Diag
yesterday to draw attention as other members of the group pass out
literature.
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tional relations experts.
His remarks came a day before
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir
Bhutto was to arrive in Washington
for an eight-day visit, and one dy
after Pakistan's ambassador to Wash-
ington indicated her nation may ask@
for U.S. mediation.
India and Pakistan should solve
the dispute in consultation with the
people of Kashmir, Tarnoff said.
India treats the dispute over Kash-
mir, the only Muslim-majority state
in the predominantly Hindu nation.

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