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be0£iijm i City debates
'SUMMER police review
By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC tervened, and now it has to st
The momentum to set up a citi- to the problem," Hirshorn said.
zens' review board for the Ann Arbor Hirshorn said a citizens' cot
Police Department slowed a bit amid tee could provide valuable inve
disagreement at a City Council tion into areas of concern su
hearing Monday. But some coun- conflicts between students an
cilmembers still say they may lice, charges of racial discrimin
o-se ar fa d 7 a e0 emerge with a system to review po- and crime problems. But he doe
lice policy in the fall. think that a citizens' review 1
Republican Mayor Gerald Jerni- should deal with police polic
Vol. XCVI - No. 135 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, August 14, 1987 gan said he would examine police cause they lack expertise in la
training and budget, but he said forcement and they are not ace
n complaints against the police de- able to voters.
Residents voz on new contractpartment should tichandled by the "Citizen review boards (in
city council, not a committee of ap- cities) have had a very iffy
By GRACE HILL Samuel McKnight, the lawyer representing the resi- pointed citizens. tence,"he said.
Resident doctors have until Monday to approve a dents.According to McKnight, some residents work as Councilmember Seth Hirshorn But other council Democrat
tentative contract that would improve working condi- many as 120 hours a week but the new contract would (D-Second Ward) said he agrees the the size of the police departmen
tions at University Hospitals. still allow for such working hours. "It still represents a city council should take charge of the complexity of police pol
Last Thursday the hospital administration proposed threat to patient care," he said. "Ask yourself, would reviewing police policies. make the task of oversight too
the tentative contract to the residents, who had been you want to be taken care of by a resident who has "The city council has the final for council to address on its
negotiating with hospital administrators since Febru- worked 36 hours straight?" responsibility for the police depart- They want a citizens' review 1
ary. According to Dr. Scott Gitlin, President of the ment, like all city departments. For to consider changes in police p
The contract was voted on by the Resident Doctors House Officer Association (HOA) and co-chief many years it has not seriously in- See CITIZENS', Page2
last night, but the ballots will remain open until negotiator for HOA, improvements are also still needed
Monday since many residents were not able to vote be- in educating house officers and in the quality of patient
cause of surgery and other medical engagements. care.
If the residents agree to the proposal, they would be Gitlin added the general response from the resident
guaranteed two days off a month and no more than one doctors has been good. Resident doctor Mark Ruben-
36 hour shift every three days. Under the previous con- stein said most residents think the contract is
tract residents worked 36 hour shifts back to back and "acceptable."

ep up
ch as
d po-
es not
y be-
w en-
s say
nt and

some went as long as six months without a uay off.
The two-and-a-half year contract, which would ex-
pire October 31, 1989, also calls for a 6 percent in-
crease in wages for residents each year. The residents
would also receive a one time only lump sum of $150.
"It's a beginning, but it's not sufficient," said

Although the contract falls short of some goals,
Gitlin still thinks the settlement is a success. "Many
are still disappointed about the lack of total commit-
ment to hours and on-call, but most agree that we made
big progress," he said.

'U' fills administrative
spots over summer
The University filled more than Charles Moody, a University
five top-level positions this sum- professor of education, was chosen
mer, making an unexpectedly large as the University's first vice provost
dent in the long list of administra- for minority affairs, and James Jack-
tive vacancies. son was appointed the provost for
"Given the size of the University, minority affairs in the Rackham
you're going to have a large number School of Graduate Studies.
of appointments at any time," said "They're two very able individu-
Associate Vice President for Aca- als," Swain said. "The University is
demic Affairs Mary Ann Swain. working hard to address the problems
"But this is a large number for the that were raised last term."
(Fleming Administration) building Current Personnel Administrator
for the summer." Colleen Dolan-Greene was named
In addition to the widely-publi- assistant vice president for academic
cized appointment of Philip Power affairs last month, replacing Charles Back to work Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
to the University's Board of Re- Allmand as the chief advocator of
gens, wo ew ffcias wre elet-revising the faculty's merit-based University Hospital Interns Laurie Fisher and George Seifert return to
gents, two new officials were select- esgtheir assigned posts after lunch in the hospital cafeteria. See
ed to address the problems of racism See NEW, Page 4 accompanying story.

...to revise tenure system

City council to consider regulations for pit bulls
By JIM VANA Ward) thinks the council will pass Laws restricting pit bulls are cur- of restrictions, if any, would face
The Ann Arbor City Council will the ordinance and then have further rently being enacted nationwide. In Ann Arbor residents.
consider an ordinance on Monday discussion on what types of restric- Michigan, state senator Joe Mack Recent publicity about the dog
that could impose tighter regulations tions to enact. (D-Ironwood) has proposed a bill may be responsible for prompting
on owners of pit bulls. The dogs, "I don't like anything that bites that would force pit bull owners to many pit bull owners to turn their
notorious for their viciousness, are and I think (pit bulls) are a menace be at least 18 years old and keep a dogs into the pound, fearing the risk
to blame for 12 out of the 18 dog to society. But we've got obliga- $100,000 liability insurance policy of attack upon themselves or others.
related deaths throughout the United tions to check all facets of the issue, for each dog. In addition, the dogs Michelle Creek, Director of In-
States during the last 18 months. so I'm not exactly sure where I would be tattooed for identification. formation at the Huron Valley Hu-
Jeannette Middleton (R-Third stand," she said. Middleton was not sure what kind See BREEDING, Page 3

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