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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 30, 1986
U'o icials
pleased with
new phones
By BETH FERTIG restricted, making it impossible for
and MARTIN FRANK them to dial out of the building.
ROXANO BLOCK, director of
Despite many complaints, Univer- telecommunications systems, said
sity official remain pleased with the "We meet with the hospital on a
new phone system being installed by weekly or daily basis to iron out the
Centel Business Systems. problems." "The hospital is not being
Students and administrators have ignored," she added.
called Centel workers incompetent, Other complaints are also being
complained of difficulty in placing solved, according to Block and Plice.
calls, and criticized a lack of com Both stress that some problems are
munication between Centel and West inevitable during the installation
Quad residents. The residents have phase.
said they were never informed they Plice said some of the problems
would be without phone service for stem from the sheer number of
spring term. workers required to install the
SAM PLICE, the University's direc- system.
tor of telecommunication and ad- THE WORKERS are mostly form
ministrative systems, is satisfied with out-of-state, and their short hiring
the new phones, though he terms mean little background infor-
acknowledges there are bugs in the mation is available about them.
system. Plice added that Centel has been
In West Quad, for instance, only hall responsive to complaints about their
phones are available, a problem workers, and has fired several.
exacerbated by the appearance of West Quad residents are getting
cockroaches during installation. their complaints met through a rebate
University Hospitals also has of the amount assessed in their leases
problems with the new system. A for spring phone service, according t
hospital operator said phone numbers Building Director Alan Levy.
have been assigned to the wrong ANOTHER CONCESSION granted
patients' rooms and that some doc- residents is a dinner dance on June
tors' phones have been accidently See PROBLEMS, Page 12
Affirmative Action not
affected by decision
Last week's U.S. Supreme Court teachers, instead of less experienced
decision deeming it unconstitutional black teachers, to meet minority
to lay-off worker according to affirmative teacher quotas.
actions standards will not affect the "I DON'T see the opinion directly
University, accordingto the University's affecting (the University's) hiring
director of Affirmative Action. and/or firing policies because ours
The decision, which the Reagan don't involvea rigid quota system like
administration touts as a catalyst for the one examined," said Virginia
changing the nation's affirmative ac- Nordby, director of the Office of Af-
tion laws, involved a group of white firmative Action.
teachers from Jackson, Michigan, Nordby said the decision was am-
who charged reverse discrimination.
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Joyce Jones and Kay Cummings eat dinner in the basement of St. Mary's Church. Food is provided by Ann Ar-
bor's Hunger Coalition. "Hands Across America was a beautiful thing," Cummings said. "If you want
something out of life, you have to work for it," she added.
A may not get 'Hands' money
media awareness, it may be an ad-
By MELISSA BIRKS Mother Waddles, director of a vantage to the communsty," Scott
snd-PHILIP LEVY mission in Deiroit, agrees that money said. She added that the increased ex-
Ann Arbor's poor and homeless alone cannot solve the problem. "It posure may help the Hunger Coalition
residents probably won't benefit from can't get in the basics without people and other Ann Arbor shelters attract
rSnday's HandsbyAcro'ssAmericabeing aware that doing doesn't come volunteers and donations.
Sunday's Hands Across America from money," Mother Waddles said. vWakr nh feto A h
Project, according to officials at local "Doin moe olove." Whatever the effects of AA, the
homeless shelters. The estimated $50 Dongcomes from love' event itself obviously attracted the
million raised in the effort will Consciousness raising may be the imagination of many local people.
be spnt i bi cties tlargest effect of BAA. "In terms of
probably be spent in big cities, they See CHAIN, Page4
Peter Giangreco, an LSA senior,
and a local organizer of Hands Across
America (HAA) said large cities will
have priority, since they have larger
numbers of the hungry and homeless Vol. XCVI - No. 4-S
peolple' The Michigan'Daily (ISSN 0745-967 X) is published Friday during the
KATHY ZICK, executive director of spring and summer terms and Monday through Friday during the fall
the Shelter Association of Ann Arbo and winter terms. Subscription rates: May through August-$5.00 in Ann
said more than700 people were served Arbor; $7.00 outside the city. September through April-$18.00 in Ann
by the shelter last year. The homeless Arbor; $35.00 outside the city. One term-$10.00 in town; $20 outside the
problem is much worse in Detroit, city.
however, where 27,000 people become The Michigan Daily is a member of the Associated Press and subscribes
homeless every year, according to a to Los Angeles Times Syndicate and College Press Service.
Governor's Task Force report. ARTS.STAFF: Peter Ephross, Molly Gross, Julie
Joan Scott, director of the Ann Ar- Editor in Chief ................ JERRY MARKON Jurrjens, John Logic, Rob Michaels, Alan Paul, Mike
bor Hunger Coalition, agreed the fun- Associate Rewrite Editors......... ROB EARLE Rubin, Kurt Serbus.
AMY MINDELL Photo Editor,.........AND[ SCHREIBER
ds are likely to have little impact KERY MURAKAMI SportsEditor..................DAVE ARETHA
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h Dov Cohen, Ellen Fiedelholtz, Martin Frank, Amy ADAM MARTIN
Even if Ann Arbor homeless were to Goldstein, Mary Chris Jaklevic, Phillip Levy, Caro- PHIL NUSSEL
receive a portion of the HAA funds, Oinion,",Pa EEors P .k. Jo.PigotSEETEREPHROSSSity ridgha, Pl Dodd, Do,-
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