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>l. XCVI - No. 13-S
By NAOMI WAX
mpus graffitti artists will have one,
)s place to paint thia fgill.
he Water Tower behind the Plant
erations building on Hoover Street,
usty black structure that had sup-
ted a water tank, was taken down
s week by a University-hired con-
HE ROUND tank at the top of the
er had been a popular graffitti spot
fraternities, members of the
chigan marching band, and other
dents for "longer than anyone
und can remember," said Ken
udry, a manager at the Plant
Iding. The tower has been standing
ce about 1920.
Kids would climb up the structure
paint graffitti. It was dangerous,"
Dick Wanamaker, Plant Super-
or. "They weren't always nice
ut what they wrote. And they used
drip paint on our vans parked
eath the tower."
One time we painted over it and
y were up there the next week
nting graffitti. It was a sore spot,"
ue to more efficient city water
ins, the water tower hadn't been
for two years. "It was time to
e it down,"'Beaudry said. "It was
t an attractive nuisance."
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, August 15, 1986
By EUGENE PAK
Many University service and main-
tenance workers are dissatisfied with
a tenative new contract they are
scheduled to vote on this afternoon.
Union and University negotiators
reached the agreement last Friday,
but many workers said they will vote
against it. Some workers accused
union leaders of neglecting their in-
ABOUT 2,200 University workers,
including those in food and health ser-
vices, have been working under a
temporary contract since June 30.
Negotiations have continued since
May with local 1583 of the American.
Federation of State, County, and.
Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
"I think it stinks. It's a raw deal,"
said a union member working at
"I'll turn it down wholeheartedly,"
agreed another University worker,
who also wished to remain
THE KEY stumbling block it.
negotiations has been University
demands that employees begin
paying health insurance for their
families. Under the old contract, the
University paid up to $153 a month in
Blue Cross and Blue Shield for
Workers, plsu any additional costs for
Workers with families would have
to pay $42 a month for full family
coverage under the proposed con-
tract. According to many workers,
this would eat up much of a 4.7 per-
cent wage increase.
"As far as the raise goes, we didn't
get anything because health insuran-
ce costs will take much out of it," said
a South Quad cafeteria worker. She
said most South Quad workers will
probably vote against the new con-
"THE ONES that have families are
the ones who are going to lose," said
one hospital worker, "For a full-sized
family, they're only getting six extra
bucks a month." Without the health
payments, he said, he would get $48
more per month.
But Union President Dwight
Newman said the additional health in-
surance cost will not affect all mem-
bers. Although Newman said exact
See WORKERS, Page5
Edward Dangler paints the "MICHIGAN" in Michigan Stadium's end
zone. Working with him are Tim Hurley (foreground) and Pat Richard.
Eeds promote former Michigan standout
By DAVE ARETHA
xteen months ago, Barry Larkin
playing baseball for Michigan
inst Ball State and Sienna Heights.
N he's playing against, the best
ns in the world.
xteen years ago, a six-year-old
kin was learning to root for his
tetown Cincinnati Reds, a team
t boasted such stars as Dave Con-
cion, Tony Perez, and Pete Rose.
vthe former Michigan shortstop
s for Cincinnati - and Concep-
, Perez, and Rose are his team-
[E'S VERY nervous, very ex-
d," said Shirley Larkin of her son.
think 'awestruck'- is a better
arkin drove in-a run against the
Francisco Giants in his first
or league ,at-bat Wednesday,, a
day after the Reds promoted him
from the minor leagues. Larkin
brought in a man from third with apin-
"Barry would say he always wanted
to play for his hometown team," said
his mother. "He wanted to be a shor-
tstop for the Reds. He wanted to (play
in Cincinnati) for himself, but more
so for his mama."
LARKIN STARRED at Cincinnati
Moeller High School before signing
with Michigan in 1982. Besides leading
the Wolverines to the College World
Series in 1983 and 1984,, Larkin was
named Big Ten MVP in'84 and'85.
Larkin has always been known as a
shortstop "who could do it -all" -
field, throw, hit for average, and hit
for power. It was his all-around ability
that caused the Reds to make him the
number-four selection in the first
round of the 1985 amateur draft. may want him to eventually be a
Usually it takes players at least two second baseman, since they have
or three years in the minors before another young shortstop whiz, rookie
they get called up. But some good Kurt Stilwell. But ironically, it was
statistics at Denver (Cincinnati's the weak hitting of Stilwell, as well as
Triple-A affiliate), and a weak infield an injury to shortstop Concepcion,
at Cincinnati, led to his quick that led to Larkin's promotion.
promotion. Larkin is expected to fill in for
LARKIN WAS recently named the Stilwell and second baseman Ron
American Association's "Player of Oester for the rest of the year.
the Week," after boosting his batting Larkin would have started Wed-
average to .329. He had also hit 10 nesday, but his plane from Denver
home runs and driven in 51 runs arrived several hours late.
before being called up. "(PLAYER/MANAGER) Pete Rose
Denver manager Jack Lind said said he had planned to start Barry,"
Larkin's defense has steadily im- said Mrs. Larkin. "But since the
proved, too. game started at 7:30 and he didn't get
"He's increased his range, he's got there until 7:00, he had to be scrat-
a strong arm...he's shown that he can ched."
do it," Lind said. Larkin did not start yesterday's.
LARKIN PLAYED both shortstop game, but he's scheduled to start
and second base at Denver. The Reds See LARKIN, Page 12
a big leaguer