Vol. XCII, No. 51-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 30, 1982 Ten Cents Twelve Poges
Med unit shake-up orces layo s
By LOU FINTOR merly called the Primary Care-Com- In addition to the staff and name confirm nor deny reports that the unit
Several sources at the University's munity Medicine Unit. changes, the unit has switched its office supervisor and research
School of Medicine yesterday revealed UNIT CHIEF Dr. Robert Carpenter health care philosophy, with physicians assistant will receive layoff notices
that amid a controversial resigned July 16, reportedly after now playing a greater role in the today. He denied, however, that ad-
reorganization plan, four staff mem- disagreements with Department of In- processing of patients while decreasing ministrators intend to layoff the unit's
bers will be notified today of their in- ternal Medicine Chair Dr. William the responsibility of nurses. And the two remaining nurse clinicians.
definite layoff. Kelly over recent and proposed unit's pediatric component transferred In the past, the unit has emphasized a
The sources, who asked that their changes in the philosophical direction July 1 to another division of the "team approach" in delivering health
names be withheld, said the controver- of the unit, hospital. care. Each patient was seen by a
sy surrounding the layoffs stems from a The four positions that reportedly will physician-nurse team who shared in the
radical change in philosophy of the be eliminted today are an office super- DR. JEOFFREY Stross, the chief of responsibilities associated with the par-
Department of Internal Medicine's visor, a research assistant, and two the internal medicine department's
General Medicine Unit, which was for- nurse clinicians. Ambulatory Care Unit, would neither See MED. SCHOOL, Page 2
urges PLO to
From the Associated Press
Despite PLO mortar fire and a repor-
ted Israeli 'starve and parch" cam-
paign against west Beirut, the U.S.-
mediated cease-fire held yesterday and
presidential envoy Philip Habib offered
"postitive new points" toward getting
the guerrillas to leave their encircled
Israel said Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir will leave for Washinhgton on.
Sunday for possible talks with
President Reagan on Habib's initiative
to get the Palestine Liberation
Organization out of Beirut.
THE ARAB League yesterday urged
the PLO to leave Beirut under a six-
point program that also sought a with-
drawal of Israeli forces, league
Secretary-General Chadli Klibi an-
The plan, drafted during a two-day
meeting in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, called
for an international peacekeeping force
to ensure the security of Beirut and its
Klibi said the league's committee on
Lebanon also "affirmed the deter-
mination of the Arab states to pursue ac-
tion for halting the Zionist Israeli
aggression on Lebanon and end the
tragedy of the Lebanese and
A SPOKESMAN at the PLO infor-
mation office in Beirut said the
organization had "nothing officially"
by way of reaction to Klibi's announ-
The Israeli command said PLO gun-
ners fired mortar rounds at Israeli ar-
mored positions around Beirut's closed
airport, but the Israelis held their fire
in accordance with "strict orders" to
obey the cease-fire Habib worked out
PLO spokesman Mahmoud Labadi
said there was shooting because the
Israelis were trying to "advance and
improve their positions." There was no
comment from Israel to that charge or
another that trucks carrying flour to
guerrilla-held west Beirut were turned
back by the invaders.
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The walls come tumbling down as Rick Yates (left) and Roger Hall
feverishly disassemble this house on Liberty St. next to Great Lakes Savings
Bank to make room for a parking lot.
House supports funds for civil defense
WASHINGTON (AP)- The House turned aside ef- "It just won't work," Markey said. ". . . Civil been a life-saver when natural disasters such as
forts yesterday to slash civil defense "crisis defense will only be a Band-Aid over the holocaust." hurricanes, floods and tornadoes struck and that this
relocation" funds and halt development of a sub- He called the president's proposed seven-year, $4.2 role would be greatly enhanced by the Reagan
marine-launched nuclear missile as it worked toward billion effort to upgrade the civil defense program "a program.
passage of a $177.1 billion defense spending stunning example of throwing away money in the To emphasize that point, Rep. William L. Dickinson
authorization bill. name of national security."
Members also handily defeated a measure calling MARKEY ALSO noted that the Senate earlier this the name of civil defense to "civil disaster." The
for the United States to cut its overseas troop year voted for the same cut.
strength by half over the next four years. But, in a But civil defense backers, led by Reps. Donald Mit- measure was approved by voice vote.
bow to the automobile industry, they placed restric- chell (R-N.Y.) and Ike Skelton (D-MO.), countered
tions on the purchase of foreign-made trucks for the that the money was a prudent, humanitarian invest- Afterward, Rep. Thomas Downey (B-N.Y.) tried
military. ment and that this nation needs to match the am- but failed, 312-19, to delete nearly $672 million ear-
IN ITS SEVENTH and last day of deliberation on bitious population-evacuation plans that the Soviets conversion work related to the Trident II nuclear
the measure, the House first defeated, 240-163, Rep. already have in place. missi n adrk llion to develo a neal
Edward Markey's attempt to reduce by $108 million "Is a dollar too much to ask for the life of one missile and add million to develop a conventional
the $252 million President Reagan has sought to start American. I think not," Skelton said. missile known as Axe that would be used to wipe out
a big civil defense buildup. THE ADVOCATES stressed that civil defense has enemy air bases.