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The Michigan Daily -Friday, January 11, 1991 - Page 3

City
by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter

seeks

new

administrator

Ann Arbor City Council mem-
bers will meet next week with a
consultant who will help conduct the
search for a successor to former City
Administrator Del Borgsdorf.
Borgsdorf resigned Dec. 1 to be-
come one of three assistant city
managers in Charlotte, North Car-
olina. Donald Mason, a previous as-
sistant budget administrator, is cur-
rently serving as interim city
administrator.
A search committee comprised of
council members chose Jensen-
Oldani and Associates, a Washing-
ton-based national consulting firm
dedicated primarily to the recruitment
of city officials, to find applicants

for the position.
Committee members Ann Marie
Coleman (D-First Ward), Nelson
Meade (D-Third Ward), Mark Ouimet
(R-Fourth Ward), and Jerry Schle-
icher (R-Fourth Ward) chose the firm
after interviewing several national
firms from Chicago, California,
Texas, Detroit, and Virginia.
, The firm will seek candidates
from coast to coast. "It's no local
project. It's really a national search,"
said council member Terry Martin
(R-Second Ward).
The firm will advertise the posi-
tion in a variety of professional
journals, including a periodical pro-
duced by the International City Man-
agers Association. The firm will
also use its previous search experi-

ence to contact potential candidates.
"Since they do this sort of thing
all the time, they know a lot of peo-
ple," Meade said.
Firm Consultant Bruce Jensen,
who will meet with city council
members individually next week,
was not available for comment.
During their meetings, the coun-
cil members will present Jensen
with a profile of the candidate they
hope to recruit. The firm will narrow
its pool of applicants using the crite-
ria presented during the meetings.
Jensen originally projected the entire
process would take 90 days.
Jerry Schleicher (R-Fourth Ward),
who will meet with Jensen Wednes-
day, said, "I want someone with a
strong financial background, some-

one with background in dealing with
universities, someone that's coming
from a town that has a similar size
[to Ann Arbor], and someone with a
positive outlook on looking services
outside the government- i.e. pri-
vate sector."
Larry Hunter (D-First Ward) said
he basically wants "someone with
good people skills, very, very strong
financial skills, someone sensitive
to the aspects of our community,
especially our minority community,
and someone who makes a commit-
ment to being in Ann Arbor."
Mark Ouimet (R-Fourth Ward)
said, "I want someone who can work
with a partisan council, someone
with strong financial backing, and
someone who can demonstrate lead-
ership by example."

Gorbachev

threatens

Lithuania

VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. (AP) -
President Mikhail Gorbachev yester-
day demanded that Lithuania suspend
its drive for independence or face the
possibility of Kremlin rule.
Leaders of the restive Baltic re-
public rejected his threat and ap-
pealed for Western support.
Gorbachev's sharp words rein-
AMY FELDMAN/Daily forced the hard line he took Monday
Watch your step when he ordered paratroopers in
seven secessionist republics to help
A group of students work out on the popular Stairmasters at the CCRB round-up draft dodgers and deserters.
yesterday afternoon. About 5,000 Lithuanians who
DU profs. named to NASA
Serp
*"Saturn exploration project

learned of Gorbachev's action from
radio and television newscasts,
massed outside the parliament in
Vilnius to support the drive for in-
dependence. About 500 others were
reported gathered at the republic's
television tower.
They fear a takeover attempt by
Soviet paratroopers sent by the
Kremlin to round-up a reported
13,000 draft dodgers and deserters.
Thousands of pro-Kremlin
protesters demonstrated and called for
the imposition of presidential rule in
Lithuania, adoption of the Soviet
constitution and a general strike if
their demands are not met.
Lithuanian lawmakers working
into the evening replaced Prime
Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene with
Albertas Simenas, an economist.

She resigned Tuesday in dispute with
her legislature over price increases.
Thousands of paratroopers have
been mobilized this week for de-
ployment in restive Soviet re-
publics. A deputy Soviet defense
minister, Gen. V. Achalov, said in
an interview published yesterday that
1,000 paratroopers were sent to
Lithuania.
Some hard-line politicians have
urged Gorbachev to impose direct
rule over ethnic hot spots. Gor-
bachev has been taking the harshest
measures against Lithuania, the re-
public most advanced in its indepen-
dence drive.
In the statement sent to the
Lithuanian parliament released by
the state news agency Tass, Gor-
bachev said the republic "must un-

derstand with all due measure its re-
sponsibility to the people of the So-
viet Union."
Gorbachev did not give a deadline
or threaten to impose presidential
rule. But he hinted he would if the
republic's lawmakers don't fall lin
line.
Neither the Soviet constitution
nor national laws define what mea-
sures could be taken under presiden-
tial rule, but they could include dis-
banding the Lithuanian parliament
and banning demonstrations and po-
litical groups.
Lithuanian lawmakers have en-
acted several laws since declaring in-
dependence that flout Soviet laws,
including granting youths to perform
alternative service to joining the So-
viet military.

by Brenda Dickinson
.Daily Staff Reporter
Two University professors will
take part in a new exploration of the
origins of the solar system, the uni-
verse and perhaps the beginning of
life as well.
Tamas Gombosi and Andrew
$ Nagy were named principle investi-
V'gator and science team member for
-the Saturn Orbiter portion of the
Cassini mission by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administra-
tion (NASA) last November.
The Cassini mission will study
the Saturnian system including the
, planet's rings and satellites, the sur-
face and atmosphere of its principle
,,;,noon, Titan, and the nature of fields
. and particles in Saturn's magneto-
, sphere or atmosphere. The mission
will take the first detailed measure-
ments of Saturn and Titan.
w The orbiter will be the first
spacecraft to visit Saturn since the
.1981 2-day Voyager II flyby. The
a craft will orbit Saturn for at least
.four years, after a seven-year journey
to the planet. The University profes-
sors plan to spend 16 years on the
project.
This year Congress has allocated
$150 million of the projected total
of $1.6 billion for the project.
Gombosi, atmospheric, oceanic
and space sciences and aerospace en-

gineering associate professor, has
been named as one of seven interdis-
ciplinary scientists who will coordi-
nate the data collected for interpreta-
tion. He is one of two scientists
chosen to study the plasma envi-
ronment, or magnetosphere, of Sat-
urn and Titan.
. "We hope to learn much, much
more of Saturn and giant planets in
general and of the origin of the solar
system," Gombosi said.
"The rings of Saturn are a major
mystery - why such a prominent
ring system and what is the role of
the electromagnetic fields in main-
taining the ring system?" Gombosi
said.
The rings are made of small dust
and rock particles, Gombosi said,
"but we don't know its precise com-
position. Cassini will measure that."
Gombosi teaches a Space Physics
Seminar and the Space Plasma
Physics class for the Aerospace and
Engineering Department at the Col-
lege of Engineering.
Nagy, associate vice president for
research and a professor in the elec-
trical engineering, computer science,
and atmospheric, oceanic, and space
sciences departments, is one of 10
members of the Radio Science Sub-
system team.
The team will design radio

transmitters for all of the researchers
and scientists involved in the collec-
tion, analysis and interpretation of
radio signals.
"The planet Saturn and moon Ti-
tan provide a unique atmosphere and
ionosphere to help us to better un-
derstand our new world," Nagy said.
During Nagy's 32 years at the
University, he served as associate
vice president for research for three
years and has been interim director of
the University's Space Physic's Re-
search Lab for the last year and a
half.
He has received research grants
from NASA almost every year since
its formation in 1959.
"Students will be involved in
building some of the instrumenta-
tion and developing models," Nagy
said. "There will be enough work to
keep them busy for a lifetime."
The JPL will send data collected
by the spacecraft to the University
by computer. Gombosi and Nagy
will attend NASA meetings at Cali-
fornia's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
twice per year.
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