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The chigaDaily Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, June 19, 1984
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A passerby examines an Ann Arbor Transportation Authority bus on the corner of Main and Washington Sts. yesterday
after it ran off the road to avoid a car which had run a red light while going west on Washington. The driver of the car,
who was slightly injured, received a moving violation.
'U sends $8.3 million to
fix fktws in new hospital
By LISA POWERS
Ann Arbor may soon have divine in-
tervention in the fight against crime,
the leader of the Guardian Angels said
this week. Curtis Sliwa said he hopes to
establish an Angels chapter here
sometime in the fall.
Sliwa will visit Detroit and Ann Arbor
next month to lay the groundwork for a
"satellite" group of the Detroit chap-
ter, which has been in existence for
almost three years.
"THERE'S ALWAYS been an in-
terest to get established in Ann Arbor,"
Sliwa said, citing the well-publicized
student unrest of the 60s, the city's
crime rate, and Ann Arbor's proximity
While Sliwa is here he said he will
meet with city and University officials
and community groups to gather sup-
port and explain the Angels' program
which consists of night patrols by group
members trained in self-defense who
attempt to deter crime and make
citizen's arrests when necessary.
The Guardian Angels have met a
great deal of opposition when trying to
start chapters in other cities, and much
of this opposition has come from law
enforcement agencies who see the
Angels as a vigilante group.
BOTH ANN ARBOR Police
Executive Major Walter Hawkins and
University Director of Public Safety
Walt Stevens said they knew nothing
about Sliwa's plans and refused to
speculate on whether the group would
be welcome here.
Scott Page, president of the Michigan
Student Assembly, said he has been
See GUARDIAN, Page 4
By ANDREW ERIKSEN
Because of a construction procedure
designed to save time and money, the
University regents last week were for-
ced to authorize the spending of $8.3
million to correct problems in the con-
struction of the University's
Replacement Hospital Project.
The money comes from a reserve
fund within the project's budget, and
University officials stressed yesterday
that the overall cost of the project will
" The Peace Corps is returning to
Ann Arbor to recruit a few good
farmers. See Page 3.
" The Reagan administration
should take another look at aid to
Argentina. See Opinion, Page 6.
* Eric Turner and Tim McCor-
mick are among the many
college players awaiting the up-
coming NBA draft. See Sports,
Sunny and less humid with a high
in the low 80s.
With this issue the Daily enters
its finals week hibernation. The
next issue will appear on July 6.
"WE'RE NOT over budget," said
University controller Chandler Mat-
The $8.3 million was shifted from a
reserve fund that had accumulated
when other hospital contracts were
finished under budget.
"The University has been working on
this cost shift since February," said
James Brinkerhoff, vice president in
charge of financial affairs.
THE RESERVE fund had $24 million
at one point, but the fund will now dwin-
dle to a few hundred thousand dollars.
"We told them to keep the reserve
available for project funding," said
Roger Boe, project director for the ar-
chitectural firm of Albert Kahn
Associates, Inc. "(The University)
choseto assign it to other projects."
The $285 million Hospital
Replacement Project, which is the
largest health care facility to be sup-
ported by the state, will provide
teaching, research, and patient care
THE UNIVERSITY is using a con-
See 'U', Page5
EXISTING INDUSTRIES MUST SURVIVE:
Economists predict state's future
By PETE WILLIAMS
Last in a three-part series
High-tech is a great political catch phrase these days
In the state's tough economic times, Michigan's politicians
and economists have looked at high-tech industries with
eager eyes, hoping the com-
puter-related fields can
fliI TECH provide the panacea for
surging unemployment rates,
The way of the future? dusrxes and crippled in-
But there are those who
argue that the men and women in Lansing may be wasting
their energy trying to make Michigan the high technology
capital of the nation.
According to one consultant, the unemployment problem
will bot be solved by recruiting high-tech industries.
"Someone who has been working on the line at GM cannot
just jump right into a job in applied research or applied
technology," said Ann Rhodes of Public Sector Consultants.
Rhodes said that the relatively small number of potential jobs
offered in high-tech industry will be geared toward those
already educated in technical fields. And for Michigan's
large population of unemployed, unskilled workers, high-tech
development does not appear to be a promising alternative.
"IF YOU THINK of high-tech as the savior of the future,
you have to realize that it will only be for those who can take
part-and that's not everybody," Rhodes said.
She added that developing high-tech industry in the state
would not be done quickly and that Michigan is not concen-
trating enough on more immediate solutions to its economic
problems. "A lot of people just want to muddle through these
tough times, and some of them are just jumping on the high-
tech bandwagon," she said.
See ECONOMISTS, Page 14